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THE MICHICAN DAILY

WMIMSDAT, 3AIMARY 1 330

PIblshed -very morning e rept Monday
d;ring the university year by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.
S emberof Western Conference Editorial
Association.
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled
to the uae for republication of all news dis-
patches credited to it or not otherwise credited
in this paper and the local news published
herein.
Entered at the postof ce at Ann Arbor,
Michigan, as second class matter. Special rate
of postage granted by Third Assistant Post-
master General,
Subscription by carrier, $4.oo; by mail,
rdffies:cAnn Arbor Press Building, May-
card Strect.
Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 21214.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone 4925
MANAGING EDITOR
ELLIS B. MERRY
Editorial Chairman .... .George C. Tilley
City Editor.. . ...Pierce Rosenb - g
News Editor:............Donald J. Kanej
Sports..E;ditor.......Edward L. "Warner, Jr.
Women's Editor..........Marjorie Follmer
Telegraph ELditor.........Cassarn A.Wilson
Y .ic and Drama....... William J. Gorman
Literary Erlitor.........Lawrence. R. Klein
Assistant City lditor.... lobert J. Feldman
Night Editors-Editorial Board Members
Frank?,E.Cooper 'lenry 3. Merry
William C. Gentry Robert ,L . Sloss
Charles R. a'ifan W-ter . W. ild
Gurney Williams
Reporters
Pertram Askwith Lester May
11eden :Carc David X1. Nichol
Maxwell Bauer William Page
Mary L: Behbymer Howard Ti. Peckham
1njamin 11. Berentson g gh Pierce
Allan H. Berkman Victor Rahinowitz
Arthur J. Bernstein John F). Reindel
S. Beach Conger Jeannie Roberts
Thomas M. Cooley frweph A. Russell
Sohn H. Denier Joseph Ruwitch
le en Domine William P. Salzarulo
Nlarg ret £ckcls (harles R. SproWl
Kathearine Perrin , S. (ad well Swanson
Sheldon C. 1ullerton Jne Thayer
Ruth Geddes l argAtet 'lthompson
Ginevra Gin Riard 1,. Tobin
Jack Goldsmitli Elizalwith Valentine
Iorris Croverma n I [mrold (. Warren, J r
Ross Gustin = Charles White
Margaret Harris (r. 1lionel Willens
David B. Hepstead John V. Willoughby
SCullen Kennedy Nathan Wiseg
rakn Levy Barbara Wright
uselE. McCracken Vivian limit!
Dorothy Magee

tinged with "professionalism."
It is evident that the Carnegie
Bulletin was produced by other "
a thoroughly prejudiced statement,
having the appearances of a paid
"publicity stunt" designed. from .the
beginning to "run down" football. Salute to Adventurers
The report has never been ade- THE INLANDER, FEBRUARY, 1930
quately followed up, properly sup- THE ALUMNI PRESS, ANN ARBOR,
ported, or it charges proved in any MICH. PRICE: TWENTY-FIVE CENTS
appreciable degree. . A Review, by P. M. Jack.
Investigations of intercollegiate The merger of the Inlander with the outside world, like other
athletics and many, other depart- mergers, has developed a silly crop of rumors of dissensions, resignations,
ments of modern education, for personal animosities and all that. Politicians will swallow them all and,
that matter, are, if properly con- rejoice in the prospect of more confusion. Educators will largely ignore1
ducted, essential to the develop- them, anxious to get on with their business; in this case the business
ment of education. However, if of producing a good campus magazine that the campus will conceivably
they are little more than defenses want to read. This magazine, it should be noted, belongs to the students,
of a few faculty men's prejudices, and the students can be trusted to manage it in their own way. I do
( as the Carnegie Bulletin appears to not share the cynicism that sneers at the literary enthusiasms of young!

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Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to be brief,
confining tbetnselvcs, to less than 300o
words if possible. Anonymous com-
nunications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, bowever,
be regarded as confidential, upon re-
construed as e xpresisg the editorial
opinion of The Daily.
FROM A READER.
I note the Student Council acti-
vity in the matter of changing the
method of selecting student Union
representatives; its stand on fresh-
man 'pots' (also your editorial in
your issuA f the 11th); also the
matter of so training students (in-
cluding co-eds), faculty members,
Regents, and the President of the
University, not to mention to the
rabble that they can, without dif-

BUSINESS STAFF
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BUSINESS MANAGER ficulty or undue exertion, jump
A. J. JORDAN, JR. over the carved seal of the Univer-
Assistant Manager sity in the floor of the Library.
ALEX K. SCHIERER isIn regard to the first matter: it
is really inspiring to find that not
Department Managers only is the Student Council in fa-
Advertising .............. '. 11l ister Mabley o h hne u htoe
Advertising...........aper I.alverso vor of the change, but that over
Advertising...........Sherwood A. Upton one thousand supposedly red blood-
Service................. eore A. Spater
Cireulation.............J. \ernor Davi ed young men are willing, even
Accounts..................ohn R. ose anxious, to surender their fran-
.Business Secretary-Aary Chase chise and accept a status some-
Assistants what lower than a Hindu in Brit-
Byrne At. Badenoch Marvin Kohacker ish-governed India.
rames E. Cartwright Lawrence LuceyAy
Robert Cafr hms~li As you suggest in your editorial,
Harry B. Culver George R. Patterson the members of the Council have
Thomas M. Davis Charles Sanford .
Nrman deler' Lee Slayton made their several marks in the
JAmes HofferbSeh Van Riper 1 world, and havebecome men. This
Jorris ohnson Robert Wiliamson .
Charles Kline William R. Worboy is true of upperclassmen, also. And
Laura Codling Sylvia Mller how can one be superior unless
Agnes Davis Helen ^E. Masselwhite thsome creatueelwhm
rnice Glaser leanor Walkitishaw . .
irtense Gooding Dorothea Waterman and .this something, this inferior
_____Mcully-mind, so to speak, should be plain-
ly marked and branded so that the
-- -- --- rabble, the unthinking world.
Night ,Editor- WALTER WILDS which would not think to jump
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1930 over or go around the University
seal carved in the floor, can ob-
BtRSERIK INVESTIGATORS serve the difference. Now the
freshman is just the thing. There
Refuting the Carnegie Bulletin is an open season on him at all
charges of the University's "re- times. And as you state, it is ne-
cruiting" athletes and contrasting cessary to keep a freshman in a
the conditions here with those at proper .frame of mind. He must
know his place. The fact that ne
the University of Iowa, which were self-respecting faculty member will
hardly mentioned in the Carnegie teach him leaves him to the ten-
report but caused Iowa's expulsion der mercies of some student pur-
from the Big Ten, Ralph W. Aigler, suing graduate work. The fact that
rinControlhe is given mid-semester notices
chairman of the Board and threatened with being sent
of Athletics, in his annual report home because he has not been able
has made a much-needed presen- to grasp trigonometry in eighteen
tation of circumstances concerning lessons; the fact that he is at once
recent faculty investigations. publicly told that his class is larg-
Prof. Aigler is speaking with au- er than the University can handle
thority, for he is a member of the and five hundred are going to be
conference . eligibility committee, sent home at the end of the first
and on the faculty committee that semester; the fact that he is told
considered the Iowa situation. His that nine out of every ten fresh-
report echoes the statements made men who engage in extra-curricu-
by various universities or colleges, lar activities in his high school
whether implicated in the charges days fails after he gets to college,
or not. have not sufficiently humiliated
He hit to the heart of the whole the freshman and taught him his
matter when he pointed out that place and taken his morale from
the board was acting as a "prose- him. He must wear a "pot" as a:
cutor" and not as an investigator. buck dear wears his horns so that
Too much of the present criticism everyone may know him as lawful
against the professionalism and game. He must not by any chance
commercialism of college athletics be taken for an upperclssman, par-
has been made out of pure preju- ticularly for a member of the Stu-
dice and by those members of the dent Council.
older ,academic class who have I must protest against your
been shocked by the greater com- statement that the plan of report-
parative growth of football over ing freshmen is not "first water
the other departments of modern ethically." I realize that on ac-
education. The value of the devel- count of your protest against spy-
opment of football shown by the ing on booze hoisters, you are
fact: that the University's "ath- afraid of being inconsistent. Allay
letics-for-all" program, the great- your fears. It is of course disgrace-
est opportunity for physical recrea- ful to inform on a bootlegger or a
tion afforded to any student bly drunken student. The eighteenth
in modern times, is responsible to amendment is not as sacred or as
but one thing-the profits derived old as the seal of the University.
from football. The gridiron sport, The University is so old that it,
as Prof. Aigler's report to the like a lady of doubtful age, under-
Board in Control shows, is the only states its age. What is the Consti-
sport that pays, and it pays in large tution anyway? Every vital, red-
enough amounts to offer proper blooded student, particularly those
recreational facilities to all. with artisti and literary tenden-
If'gooe judgment could not prop- cies, reserves the right to get drunk
- Li- - - - ! - - 21..h!. t nnrl .0'.,4har lip ni n . c'mittf

men, nor the panic that seeks to suppress whatever critical acutenes1
may be shown by them. It is precisely the business of a teacher
to allow the development of these intimations of intelligence. In the
conduct of a magazine the only dangerous thing is inertia; the
unpardonable sin is stupidity. The intellectual adventure is always the
chief thing.
The present Inlander, from whatever reasons, is a better magazine.
It is the best I have seen by a long way. It is not better because it
has outside contributors. It is better because the student material is
better. But it is not good enough yet. There is not sufficient interest,
or variety of interest, to make it representative of a campus like Michi-
gan; nor is the outside material particularly good. But it is. on the.
way, and not to read or to like this number is to confess, a complete
hopelessness about the future of our student-writers.
Holden, Gorman, and Donnelly are sandwiched on the cover between
Kreymborg and Glenn Frank, and they need not regret it. Glenn.
Frank's name does honor to the magazine, but his piece scarcely does
justice to him. It is an essay on journalism that is neither clear nor
realistic. It is difficult to say what he is after. Journalism seems to'
be a matter of technique-of accuracy in reporting; if that is what!
it is, and all that it is, what does he mean by the lovely phrases: secular
priesthood, adventure, culture, beauty? It is clear that Mr. Frank
approves of journalism, but not at all clear what it is he approves of.
Mr. Kreymborg has generously sent a charming poem that would grace
any magazine.
These are the airs and graces. The real stuff is to be found in the
contributions of W. J. Gorman, Walter Donnelly, and Willis Holden.
Mr. Gorman writes a critical essay, that would not be rejected by the
Bookman, on Virginia Woolf and the Novel. He sets the Balzac-Flau-
bert-Hardy novel of presentation ('homme n'est rien, l'oeuvre est tout'
as he quotes from Flaubert) as a way of approach to the novels, if they
are novels, of Mrs. Woolf. In this setting it is clear that Mrs. Woolf has
deliberately minimized the importance of 'presentation' in the novel,
interesting herself instead in the reflections, the attitudes, for which
'reality' is an assumption. (Mr. Gorman might have availed himself
of Mrs. Woolf's remarks in the Mark on the Wall). To Mr. Gorman, who
accepts the nineteenth century view of reality, and therefore its presen-
tation-of-life form in the novel, and perhaps will not allow himself to
believe that this came to an end in Joyce's Ulysses, Mrs. Woolf's work is
therefore better described.in terms of poetry: as a "novelist's inordinate
and copious lyric." That is well argued, and by the way Mr. Gorman
makes many brilliant elucidations; but his conclusion is no resting
place. It is even more difficult to class her work as lyric than to class
it as novel. The only conclusion for the novel is a fresh beginning;
and Mrs. Woolf, the most important woman writing in ngland, can
only be thought of as the initiator of a new kind of novel.
Mr. Holden, in his Cambersden goes to Bed, without doubt is her
disciple. He, too, is interested only in reflections and occasional atti-
tudes. But it is now apparent that Mr. Gorman does less than justice
to Mrs. Woolf's sense of character and sense of theme, Athough he
rightly points out her sense of the scene. Mr. Holden at the moment
has none of these, except an adumbration of the last. His is a reverie,
skillfully articulated, but in the end impotent because empty of human
relationships. Mr. Holden has yet to find objectivity in character, and
definite progression of theme. His style, like that of many young writers,
reminds one of Raymond Hitchcock in Mr. Manhattan. It is all dressed
up and no place to go.
Definite movement and objectivity are achieved by Mr. Donnelly in
his clever expressionistic portrait of a mentally diverting but possibly
scatter-brained actress on the beach with a young man. The allusive
method, which is narrowly but not obscurely personal, combined with
the expressionistic attitudinising, makes a sketch of unusual interest.
Perhaps it is the most interesting piece of writing the Inlander has seen.
The two stories are readable; especially good is Miss Bristol's The
Everlasting Arm. It is an interesting example to students, who have
hitherto not been quite inventive enough. The poetry is, with the
exception of Kreymborg and Dillon, quite disappointing. The Misses
Cosand and Wesenberg should have given place to Miss Frances Jen-
nings, who is not represented, and who can be, on occasion,, the best
poet on the campus. There are five poems by an ambiguous Lester
John who is vaguely described by the editors as a young man ... .
who bobs up in Paris now and then. He can't bob up half as unexpect-
edly as his lines bob up in these poems. One might say they are
remarkably good lines in remarkably bad poems. Will no one tell us
who Lester John is? Will no one tell me what he sings?
On the whole, the present Inlander is a plucky and adventurous
magazine. If the editors, who are an able group of students, can sell
it, it will be read with real interest. And if it is read, there can be no
further excuse for pessimism, and no reason in the world why the
best writers on the campus should not be appearing in it.
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A Review by William,J. Gorman
Raymond Morin in recital last night had the very definite merit of
being for the most part intellectually aware of his metier. The music he
played he had intelligently judged. His interpretations were eminently
honest (which often means unambitious but here more probably means
appropriate to a sensibility not yet nursing the virtuoso ambitions of the
proud interpreter who dares and dotes on distortion.) His strategic
poise and self-awareness will make the intellectual aspect of his recitals
in the future extremely attractive as pianists who don't overshoot the
mark are rare because of the popularity of the virtuoso tradition.
Unfortunately just at present Morin lacks the technical equipment
necessary for complete articulation. The very evident labor in his style
make his communications unconvincing because of oiir visual recognition
of himself struggling with them. Over-laboriousness is not a serious
defect, being due to immaturity, for which no young man is blameable.
But at present it is somewhat damaging. The first movement of Brahms
Sonata (being the most obvious case in point because it was his worst
offering) illustrates this damage. The writing there is by the early
Brahms, still under the influence of the strong-armed school of pianists.
Hence, muscular force producing strongly contrasting sonorities is the
correct pianistic approach to it. The contrasts are of force rather
than of melodic or tone quality. The interpretation needed is one by
intensification and diminution of vibratory power. Morin was perfectly
aware of this, calling upon all the power in his equipment for the
adumbration of Brahms' youthful vigor. But it was such an effort
for him physically and pianistically that distortions that were never

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