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AcA.o n des more than moral deficiencies
The Associated Press is exrsively entitled be made the basis fGr expulsion.
to the use for republication of all news ise We urge that academic standards
patches, credited to it or not otherwise creditedW reta caei tnad
tn this paper and the local news published be so raised ghat the undesirable
hqrein. element of the student population
Michigan, as second class matter. Special rrate automatically cannot pursue its
of postage granted by Third Assistant Post- vices and maintain a high enough
masbecrpioG n by carrier, $4.00; b ail, $4.s0. scholastic average to warrant con-
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MANAGING EDITOR f
ELTIS B. MERRY
Editor.....................George C. Tilley
City Editor................Pierce Rosenberg
News Editore..............eorge E. Simons
Sports Editor ........Edward B. Warner, Jr.
Women's Editor-............Marjorie Follmer
Telegraph Editor .............George Stauter
M1usrc and Drama.........William J. Gorman
Literary Editor..........Lawrence R. Klein
Assistant City Editor....-Robert J. Feldman
Night Editors
Frank E. Cooper Robert L. Sloss
William C. Gentry Gurney Williams, Jr
Henry 'J. Merry Walter Wilds
Charles R. Kaufman
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Dorothea Watermau
Night Editor-FRANK E. COOPER
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1929

Under this sort of system the
dismal duties of the dean's office'
would not be wholly superseded:r
unfortunately it is possible for someI
to be simultaneously brilliant and
vicious, and cases must arise in
which sheer brilliance could not1
excuse extraordinary vice. But the
great mass of the student body,
is not innately unbalanced; it is
our conviction that their week end
deviations from thie straight and
narrow are more than half occa-
sioned by not having anything'
more serious to do. Especially does
this thesis seem tenable in the light
of the present "mass-education"
cry against low standards and the
Eastern sneer at the "state diplo-
ma mills" of the Middle West.
To close this plea we ask: is not
a high academic standard a better
advertisement for the University
than a long list of disciplinary ac-
tions?
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THE EDITORS
Today several hundred members
of the- University Press club of

The Founding Of The American '
Republic
Volume I The War of Independ-
ence
American Phase, by Claude H. Van
Tyne
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2 Park
Street
Boston, Massachusetts. Price $5.00
With docuientary evidence new-
ly accessible and 'a literary style
woefully absent from the bulk of
other historical writings, Professor
Van Tyne fortifies his work withj
not only scholarship, power, and
dignity but also with a rare wit
and pleasurable readibility.
Professor Van Tyne's clear, cool,
restrained portrayal of the Ameri-
can Revolution is not a surprise to
those who have read his first vol-
ume of The Founding' Of The
American Republic or his many ar-
ticles and lectures on the subject.
He was enlightening the country
with the real truth about the siege
of Boston and Bunker Hill when
most authors of near-rabid, spread-
eagle high school text books were
infusing their works with biased,
patriotic accounts. In contrast to
these, Professor Van Tyne's pene-
trating, non-biased account of
deep-seated movements and con-
temporary and ante-contemporary
trends and influences cools the

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Michigan will come to Ann Arbor Ieatd antierveistoricai of
forts with refreshing confidencet
for a three day convention. Our an'd surety.
first word is one of welcome to the The disclosure of the Henry Clin-
gentlemen who will discuss in ses- ton papers (recently purchased by
sion here the problems of their pro- William L. Clements for the Cle-
feasion ments Library) and the Lord'
George Germain papers (also se-
Journalism as a career has near- cured by the same donor for the
ly rid itself of the monicker "game" Library) Professor Van Tyne feels
and is taking on the garb of a re- lends cause for a revision of some
spectable occupation for many opinions already set concerning the
young men and women to under- actual progress of the Revolution.
take. The majority of the younger The present volume traces the
correspondents today are city-bred period from "The First Fruits of
and college-educated individuals, Lexington," when "things that nev-
and little competition is encounter- er happened, mere atrocities of the
ed from the hit-and-miss bond mind, creations. of a maddened fan-
salesman or shoe clerk who starts cy had as great influence as facts"
work in some journalistic field as to the time of Burgoyne's surrender
an easy way to make a living. at Saratoga and the advent of
MOst accredited high schools in ( French aid, excited and urged to
the country offer courses for the no little degree by American diplo-
embryo journalists and several mats who seemed "to have under-
years can be spent in the Universi- stood well the art of worrying both{
ties studying the ethics and funda- England and France to the eternal
mentals of the profession. advantage of their native land."
The current convention brings to Particularly enlightening and ex-
Ann Arbor a great number of out- cellently done is the chapter on
standing nmen in the newspaper '"The Forces of Union and Disun-!
and publicity worlds. These indi- ion," wherein the author unravels
viduals embody, for the most part, the reader the intricate and
the highest ideals of the occupa- closely-knitted inter-colonial mis-
tion, and epitomize the attributes understandings and jealousies.
of all members of the profession. ' "Nor were State jealousies the only
In them we see the result of many menace to unity, for the several
years of intensive training and in sections nderstood each other as
a great number of cases a iInNew England, that 'cho-
or two of experience in the journal- sen company of men,' picked out,
istic fields. as they piously believed, 'by a
. . . strange contrivance of ,God' to be
Tthese individuals who n~pfs- ... .-.

Music And Drama
Sanford Terry. ilutrated. Pub-
lished by the Oxford university
Press.
This book published last year by
the Oxford University Press may be
somewhat of a relief to those an-
noyed by Romain Rolland's recent
autobiographico-critico - biographi-
cal rhapsody on Beethoven. Rol-
land smashes all the laws of bo-
graphy and criticism to indulge his
fervent worship of Beethoven, the
God. And the result is frankly dis-
concerting, however pleasing as a
piece of creative work. Rolland is
epic, lyric, philosophic and prophe-
tic almost simultaneously. Un-
doubtedly the pages in the Beetho-
ven scores can kindle such sincere
eloquence, but when it is unaccom-
panied by judgment and discrim-
ination, the result is pretty much
confusion-with reference both to
critical judgment of Beethoven's
music and to factual presentation
of his life. Rolland insists on soar-
ing in the empyrean in search for
Beethoven's soul; Thayey's biogra-
phy and Ernest Newman's "The Un-
conscious Beethoven" should have
taught him that the man Beetpo-
ven would never be found there.
And I doubt whether one even
gets a disciplined view of his music
from so lofty a perch. Rolland is
striving to give an account of Bee-
thoven's creative moods-strictly
imaginative material. He thus gets
a chance to indulge his own lit-
erary and creative approach to mu-
sic. But for the most part he does
j it at the expense of Beethoven. It
is a sort of critical sin he has com-
mitted in passing his own creative
work off as "Beethoven copy."
Charles S. Terry hasn't the am-
bition of Rolland, but he has more
conscience. He doesn't pretend to
have "high erected thoughts"
about the subject of his investiga-
tion, though undoubtedly he was
the greater composer. It is not that
he isn't as interested as Rolland
in his subject; for he has devoted
his whole life to a study of Bach.
He merely lacks the desire for self-
exploitation which Rolland covers
under the guise of sham mystic de-
votion. He has an honest desire to
make'the life of Bach contempor-
aneous; so his precious self never
appears.
The result is a biography that is
almost a model. It has been ac-
cepted everywhere as the best life
of Bach. Spitta's stupendous work,
a sort of monument to Teutonic
industry, he claims "obliterated
Bach under a pitiless avalanche of
exposition." Terry's work has no
such fault. It is thoroughly docu-
mented in all historical matters;
it contains all possible material;
yet the narrative is lucid and con-
secutive. rBach's activities are pro-
jected against the background of
his suridundings, the perspective
and the proportion of detail all ad-
mirably planned. Terry displays
admirable restraint in his account
in several of the more vivid inci-
dents in Bach's life-a talent to
say the least unusual when the
definition of biography has almost
come to mean clever manipulation
of details. The man that emerges
from these pages is common
enough, but clear' and human - a

stout, sturdy bourgeois engaged in
the tradesman's struggle for exist-
ence, pugnacious in defending his
rights, often bitter about the oppo-
sition to him but always buoyant
enough to float over a sea of diffi-
culties that might, have submerged
an ordinary creative genius.
MUSICAL JOURNALISM
A Musician at Large; by Harvey
Grace; Published by Oxford Uni-
versity Press.
This small book is a collection
from the writings of "Feste" a pop-
ular critic in the Musical Times.
Ordinarily, one would suspect such
reprinting, because the attenuating
circumstances connected with writ-
ing for and satisfying a popular
reading public mitigate against an
output worthy of the dignity of
serious covers. But this writer min-
gles good commonsense with a
kindly, inoffensive but subtle hu-
mour to produce a lively body of
'discussion of many interesting
problems.
Grace is much more of a scholar
than the continual note of facet-
iousness in his style would imply.
He writes amusing but illuminating c
comments on Beethoven's Portraits I

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New Silhouette Fashions
After the Game
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important affairs. For these dresses have the
high waisted long skirted silhouette that is
particularly becoming to,.the youthful figure.
They're made of lovely, but not too perish-
able materials so that they pack beautifully
and can ride four on a back seat without any
harm. And, best of. all, they're priced well
within the slimmest allowance:
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THE ULTIMATE DESIDERATUM
University discipline has been
unpleasantly brought to the fore
during the past week by the pro-
bation of five fraternities and the
bootlegging episode at Fletcher
hall. At the same time, due to the
change in the University's admin-
istrative head, there has arisen in
the public mind a confusion of
ideas anent the disciplinary policy,.
and the occasion demands a re-
definition of The Daily's attitude
toward such matters.
At Saginaw President Ruthven
said, "In judging the student there
are two groups of values to be con-
sidered-the educational and the
moral. As I see it, the University
can be entirely responsible for the
first and little responsible for the
second. . . . . I hold it to be evi-
dent that the University is not and
never can be a reform school... .
Since that speech he has clarified
his meaning to the effect that the,
University will not take erring stu-
dents in hand, paternally point out'
this fault and that misdemeanor,
and give them an'opportunity to
mend their ways under the surveil-
lance- of probation. Rather will;
the University keep watch forj
cracks in the student's moral fibreI
and make such cracks the criteria
of unfitness to receive the boon of
higher education. In other words
the student who demeans himself
drunkenly, immorally, or lawlessly
so that the University authorities
learn of it, will shortly find his
connection severed with this source
of A.B. degrees.
We realize that this is the ex-
pedient policy-the policy best cal-
culated to silence that state-wide
body of the University's detractors
who liken Ann Arbor to a huge
brothel, ba, and gambling hell. We
realize that the current species of
journalist sees the moral deviations
of a few all out of proportion to
the constructive work of the great
majority- of students. We realize,'
too, that the present-day fanati-
cism and 'intolerance of the coun-

tern and furthering the ideals of
journalism as a career, we owe re-
spect. As the purveyors of news,
and the formulators of impressions
and opinions of the reading public
a great deal of responsibility is left
in their hands. And for the high-
I est ideals of representation of facts
and editorial material such individ-
uals are qualified to be the leaders
of the hundreds of thousands who
are engaged intor are in training
for the profession of journalism.
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CHICKEN-HEARTED
Rivalry between the two under-
classes of the University-a rivalry
that is supposed by tradition to be
bitter and fierce-is scheduled to
flame up into action Saturday mor-
ning, when freshmen and sopho-
mores will engage in their semi-
annual games at Ferry field.
But there will be very little, ri-
valry and still less action if the
practice of the last few years is
carried out, for of late only a hand-
ful of freshmen have turned out forI
the games, and scarcely as many
,sophomores. - This is not as it
should be. Rivalry between the
i under-classes of the University is
as natural as it is healthy, and
class games should be events of im-.
portance in the hearts of sopho-
smores and freshmen.
With the abandonment of old-
fashioned hazing (a step which was
apparently well-advised in that it
eliminated an undesirable brutal
element, in the razzing of fresh-
men) all class spirit has apparently
died. Now that the freshmen can
not use their class games as an op-
portunity for wreaking vengeance

sifted wheat for planting an ideal
commonwealth, hardly realized
that they had done much of the
sifting themselves by their bigoted
opposition to the Immigration of
men with a different faith."
Early in the meetings of the Con-
tinental Congress the Northern and
Southern delegates "clashed re-
peatedly" on the question of slav-
ery and the use of them in the
conflict.
The forces of unity were almost{
equally active. Newspapers, pam-
phleteering, correspondence, com-
I mon defense necessity, all contrib-
uted. "Moreover, there were the
thousand minor things, like the
threads that bound Gulliver, no
one of them significant by itself,
but in the aggregate strong poten-
tial ties presaging future union.
I increas~e in trade...., raw materials
of one colony manufactured in an-
other . . . . the post office . .
Fraternal societies . . . . taverns ..
.. no drouthy Amendment to keep
i an honest citizen from drinking
'stoutly, the readiest way for a way-
farer to recommend himself."
The combination of brilliant
writing skill and ready adduction
of evidence in support of sound and
illuminating theories will assure the
permanence of Professor Van
Tyne's work. His writing embodies
all that Bacon meant when he de-
Ifined his "full" man. And the art
that his writing is proves definitely
that Sidney was far from correct
< when he assigned true history to
the form of poetry.
L. R. K.
Detroit's first opera of the season
y"ill be given by the American Op-

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