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City Editor
Frank E. Cooper
News Editor...nk.... Gurney Williams
Editorial Director ...........Walter W. Wilds
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Women's Editor ............Mary L. Behymer
Telegraph Editor ..........Harold O. Warren
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Night Editor-JOHN D. REINDEL

officer. In the firs place, no really
effective means exists at present
in this University for weeding out
the undesirable academic misfit; in
the second place, to enroll and pro-
vide instruction for these persons
is highly expensie both to the
University which has to finance the
instruction and to the other stud-
ents whose progress and oppor-
tunities are warped to suit the re-1
quirements of their less talented
At the conclusion of his article,1
Mr. Howard presents the prevail-_
ing, pedagogic view toward theE
spread of education. Certainly no
one would question the validity of,
his wish that all young persons
who have demonstrated exceptional
talents in their preparatory work
should be educated at the colleges.
But he advocates that "knowledge
should be made available to every-
body, free as light and air." This
desire is tempered, however, by his
recognition of two important fac-
tors. The first is his belief that
those who are sent to college
against their will are invariably
failures. Secondly, he holds that
the social prestige which attends
the colleges today induces thous-
ands to enroll whose real interests
are not in intellectual things. While
these two considerations mitigate
somewhat the democracy of his
view, they are so little considered
in the general rush to accommo-
date the maximum of students as
to deprive much effort at dis-
criminating a m o n g prospective
members of the university of any
real or effective significance.
With the advent of cooler weath-
er and the necessity for wearing
topcoats the Michigan student is
faced with a problem in sartorial
practice that becomes more puzzl-
ing every year. Shall the modern
student, ever ready to keep up with
the trends of the times, don the old
traditional blue or grey corduroy
reefer which has found favor on the
campus in years gone by or shall
he step out in a smartly tailored
topcoat which is a mark of the
present-day tendency of students to
reflect the fashions which find sup-
port among the upper strata of the
business and professional worlds.
The admirers of the well dressed
college man base their arguments
on the value of accustoming the fu-'
ture insurance writers or bond
salesmen of our campuses to dress-
ing in the correct mode so that the
transition from college life to the
outside world may be easier. We
discount this argument emphatical-
ly as an evidence of that every-
annoying tendency to put the em-
phasis on the practical preparatory
aspect of college training.
The pristine, simple, collegiate
dress whose gradual passing we re-
gret, besides being well suited to
such practical exigencies of college
existence as the necessary stowing
away of an overcoat under the seat
of a none-to-clean lecture room,
give to the campus and its inhabi-
tants a colorful charm and pictur-
esqueness that has been superseded
of late by a somewhat chic over-
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Editorial Comment
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In connection with the want ad
that appears in the pages of yes-
terday's paper asking for "Three
young women of upright character
to escort three clean young men of
personality to the Pan-Hell. ball,-
experience necessary," Rolls hereby
throws open its columns for an-
swers. In passing, may I add my
name to the list. While I cannot
guarantee the appearance and
character of the others in the ad,
I myself wil be on exhibit any after-
noon about 4 o'clock in the Daily
office,-but keep the entrance free.
Here is a good example of what
I have to put up with in my work.
I am printing it merely because
there have been rumors to the
effect that mine is a job of ease
and comfort. If any of my readers
can remain comfortable or at ease
after reading this, I will give them
the job of editing the contributions
without any argument whatever.
Duck, boys! Here it comes!
(With apologies to Floyd Gibbons)
(Hey, how about an apology to
me? -D. B.)
Hello folk's let's b r o w s e
around and see what's doing in
the old football world. Take the
conference for instance:
Oh, the old Blue team she ain't
what she Oosterbaan .......
Tho it ain't no use to worry.
Annahoo, if we could Yost
yump into our little Chrysler
And Stagg 'er O'er the Rockne
And Kipke on a goin'
Weiman, we'd have a team
About which it's worth
Oh boy! can't soneone help us
Willaman ever be found
To properly Hanley our team?
Hey, Frosh, keep your Cappon.
And until then Thistlewaite.
Sincerely yours,
There she is, boys, and Joe, if
you're going to make noises like
that you'll have to go outside! This
is a respectable house.
* * *
"Little Boy, why aren't you in
school today?
"Why Hell, lady, I'm only three
years old!"
Dear Dan:
I see by yesterday's Daily that
"Emperor Jones," by Eugene O'Neill,
noted New York playwright, will be
piesented by Mimes. My purpose in
reminding you of this is not to call
attention to the Emperor (founder,
no doubt, of the first Emporium)
but to other details omitted from
the story, which should have read
as follows:
"Emperor Jones, by Eugene
O'Neill, noted New York playwright,
will be presented by Mimes, local
dramatic organization, some time in
November, well-known month in
the year, together with another
play (well-known form of amuse-
ment), as the first presentation this
year on the University of Michigan
(n o t e d educational institution)
Good - Lord (noted diety), what

the Mendesohn Theatre, Elmer
Kenyon lectures on Modern Rus-
sian Drama.
Continued Showing in the eve-
ning of Eisenstein's motion picture
"Old and New."
Music and Drama-
Asked in 1817 which of his sym-
phonies he preferred, Beethoven
unhesitatingly replied: "TI-pF11
oica; yes, yes, the Eroica."
The Eroica is more inclusive, con7
sidered f r o m the experiential
standpoint, of the Beethoven that
is a vital force in contemporary
feeling than any other one work.
This is not, of course, a judgment
of musical quality (the chamber
music of the last period would sur-
pass it from this point of view)
but a judgment of its meaning for
a contemporary individual.
In attempting an interpretation
of the Eroica, the contemporary
can disregard those many pages
of critical cant that have grown
up around the dedication and with-
drawal of dedication to Napoleon.
The Eroica was completely ground-
ed in Self, as J. W. N. Sullivan's
brilliant analysis of it with refer-
ence to the Heiligenstadt Testa-
ment which preceded its composi-
tion in 1804 clearly proves. The
dedication represented no doubt an
effort to find in the external world
a symbol that would as far as pos-
sible mirror or clarify the qualities
of Self being expressed. The tear-
ing of the dedication page was a
passionate judgement of the in-
adequacy of that symbol.
In interpretation of the Eroica,
I see the logic of the four-move-
ment structure as being (despite
the second movement Funeral
March) almost the logic of chron-
ology: the logic of a great life
lived. For a whole life is implicit in
the experience recorded so crudely
in words by Beethoven in the Heil-
igenstadt Testament and so mag-
nificently in music.
The first movement has the qual-
ity of tragic utterance that only
Beethoven has realized in music.
There are all the qualities for a
great tragedy. Here is the gigantic
Beethoven, the Beethoven, in Wag-
ner's words, "able to wrestle with
the Gods." There is a noble sever-
ity and magnificent directness in
this character. And above all, a su-
perb, irrepressible will, gradually
becoming lucid to itself, learning its
own invincible energy in the com-
promising task of living. The first
movement is Youth: asserting with
all its passion and idealism the will
to live nobly despite life.
Beethoven's intuition in the sec-
ond movement was happy. The con-
cept of a Funeral March gave him
a mode of fusing a new aspect of
Self: a lofty detachment and spir-
ituality. The Funeral March is a
great spirit's elegy of all humanity.
Here Beethoven's attitude is the
introverted one of gentle, sad com-
prehension, possible of attainment
only to him who has known the
bitter antagonism of life and met
it with heroic energy and idealism
(the first movement). The attain-
ment ofdthis all-inclusive sadtol-
erance does indeed mean death.
For life has been lived and under-
stood. The death of such a hero
is grand. It is summation.
The Scherzo I see as a vivid mo-
mentary reminiscence of t h a t
heroic fund of energy (first move-
ment) that has made possible the
elegiac attitude (2nd movement):
serving as an introduction, by the
logic of the emotions, to the last

movement: which I see as an
ecstatic apostrophe and exaltation
of that rich energy and zest for life.
This exaltation (the Beethoven con-
cept of Heroism it might almost be
called) is the early Beethoven mes-
sage to the world. The beauty of
the spirituality and noble melan-
choly which we have seen to be
its consummation in Beethoven's
life (in the 2nd movement), con-
vinces you of the importance of
that exalted energy.

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D. T. Howard, director of per-
sonnel at Northwestern, writing in
the current Nation, presents an in-
cisive and trenchant survey of the
issue, Who ought to go to college?
Taking into account ability, inter-
est, and opportunity in the search
for capable students, Mr. Howard
considers the general admissions
problem in the light of two ques-
tions: first, What students are
likely to perform successfully in our
colleges as they exist at present?
and second, W h a t individuals,
selected from our population as a
whole, are most likely to achieve
distinction in their college studies
and benefit society through their
later achievements?
After showing that ability is
conditioned by two factors, native
intelligence and scholastic prepa-
ration, both of which are gauged
to a high degree of accuracy by
the admissions officer who has
access to the candidates' I. Q.'s and
high school records, Mr. Howard
goes on to a discussion of the part
played by interest and opportunity.
In determining the extent of the
prospective student's i n t e r e s t,
again his high school record is con-
sulted, this time to gauge the
methods of habituation. The other
factor in the student's interest is
mental initiative, and quite natur-
ally there are slight means for
prognosticating a student's intel-
lectual curiosity. In the phase of
opportunity, financial circum-
stances, health, social adjustments
are all considered as bearing acute-
ly on the student's chances for suc-
cess at the university.
Our more conservative institu-
tions make their selection first upon
the basis of high ability, then nar-
row down the field when consider-
ing the group whose interests and
opportunities seem most favorable
to successful college performance.
But State universities are com-
pelled to take in anybody who pre-
sents a high school diploma from

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(From the New York Times)
No man is indispensable. This is
as true of public life as of private.
Yet a given leader may at a given
time be necessary to the solidarity
and success of a political party.
This is so clearly the case with
Ramsay MacDonald that even his
severest critics within the Labor

party feel that they could not get reporting!
on without him. It was plainly Yrs. trly,
made evident at the National Con- Aunt Minnie.
ference yesterday when his most * *
vitriolic enemy within the Inde- T
pendent Labor party, James Max- Thanks to you too, Auntie, I
ton, went over to his support on a shall appreciate hearing more from
critical motion, exclaiming: "We you in the near past.
cannot throw the Prime Minister *
overboard." After that the vote of
censure was defeated by more than Oh, Oh! Here comes Elmer with
5 to 1. smirk, bearing in his hand a letter.
If Mr. MacDonald were ousted I take back all I ever said about
from the leadership, the Labor par- Elmer. He is a fine fellow. Here it
ty has no one with whom to replace is:
him who could begin to combine Dear Dan:
Mr. MacDonald's many obvious In spite of your hasty cracks
qualifications. He is, in the first yesterday, I'm still on hand and
place, a man of high character doing well. It seems that these

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which commands universal respect.
His abilities are rare and various.
If he has a fault, it is that of being
an idealist who shrinks too much
from grappling with hard facts; yet
this very quality, together with his
dislike of slap-your-back methods
in mingling with his followers, tends
to make him successful in holding
together the disagreeing elements
of the Labor party. Nor is Ramsay
MacDonald without the power of
vigorous decision and trenchant ut-

freshmen are either too polite or
too ignorant to live. I heard a coed
boast the other day that while she
stood and talked with a friend, a
frosh stood respectfully by and held
the door for her, waiting for her
to enter. She thought it was funny.
He who laughs last laughs best. X
marks the spot.
culing such an exhibition of fine

COLUBIA: Masterworks Set No.'
138: Beethoven's Third Symphony
in E Flat: played by Max von
Schillings and Symphony Orchestra,.
This recent issue of Columbia's is
undoubtedly the most superb re-
cording of the Eroica available.
Max von Schillings is a very wise
conductor of Beethoven.
His first movement is played
magnificently. The rhythms are
wrought with fierceness to suggest
life's antagonism. There are defi-
ant and titanically jocose moments.
But is is never so magnified (and
here he avoids the common mistake


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