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C, 4r tdltgatu DaIV
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Street. Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 21214.
Telephone 4925
Chairman Editorial Board
FRANK E. COOPER, City Editor
News Editor................Gurney Williams
Editorial Director..........Walter W. Wilds
Sports Editor ..............Joseph A. Russell
Women's Editor............Mary L. Behymer
Music. Drama, Books.........Win. l . (Jormnan
Assistant City Editor.......IHarold 0. Warren
Assistant News Editor......Charles R. Sprowl
Telegraph Editor ..........George A. Stauter
Copy EditorE..................Wn. E. Pyper

S. Beach Conger
(Carl S. Forsythe
D)avid M. Nichol

Wchard L. Tohin
Ilarold O. Warren

Sheldon C. Fullerton J. Cullen Kennedy
Robert Townsend
Walter S. Baer, Jr. Wilbur T. Meyers
Irving J. Blumberg Robert L. Pierce
Thomas M. Cooley Sher Al. Quraishi
George Fisk Richard Racine
Morton Frank Merry E. Rosenthal
Saul Friedberg George Rubenstei
Frank B. Gilreth Charles A. Sanford
Jack Goldsmith Karl Seiffert
Roland Goodman Robert F. Shaw
Morton Helper Edwin M. Smith
Edgar Hornik George A. Stauter
James 11. Inglis Parker Terryberry
Denton C. Kunze John S. Townsend
Powers Moulton RobertD. Townsend
Lynne Adams Margaret O'Brien
Betty (Clark Eleanor Rairdon
Elsie Flduman 'ean Rosenthal
Eliabeth Gribble Ceilia S hriver
Emily G. Grimes Frances Stewart
Elsie .lHoffmeyer Ane Margaret Toin
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Mary McCall Barbara Wright
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Night Editor-DAVID M. NICHOL
The recent action of the Student,
Christian association to sponsor
review lectures in various freshman
courses, takes one more step in the
seemingly favorite direction of the
University as a whole, toward a
completely paternalistic attitude in'
the treatment of first year men.
From the time of his entrance in
the University the freshman is
cared for like a spoiled child. His
advisor shows him the location of
the various college buildings and
landmarks either with assumption.
that he may get lost on the campus
or that he has not the intelligence
to find out these things for himself.
He is forced to go to various lec-
tures to hear theorists instruct him
in the way to act and study while
in college. He is invited to teas so
that he may get acquainted with
his class and with the faculty. He
is protected by a plan of deferred
rushing to aid him in choosing the
fraternity in which he will be the
happiest as a member.
Upon joining this fraternity his
personal liberty is hindered by the
members of this organization by
rules and regulations that are sup-
posed to make him study harder.
Throughout the year he is called
into conference with his mentor
who discusses his record and gives
him advice as to his mode of study-
The more recent action of the
Student Christian association, to
give the freshmen review lectures,
while not compulsory, is at the
same time another example of the
attitude of the campus toward the
first year rian. This group proceeds
on the assumption that many of
the freshmen have not the mental
capacity to obtain a knowledge of
their subjects from the work in the
class room and consequently need
If this assumption is correct, and
in many cases we believe it is,

there should be a weeding out of
the unfit rather than the process of
helping them struggle through their
first year to flunk out after this
assistance has been removed.
The entrance requirements for

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Campus Opinion
Contributors ai asked to be brief,
confining themsehes to less than 300
words if possible. Anonymous corn- 1
munications will e disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential, upon re-
quest. Letters published should not be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of The Daily.
To the Editor:
A letter in last Wednesday's Daily
contained some interesting state-
ments in its attempts to defend
Its authors stated that "as a
method vivisection is not open to
question." Professor Lawson Tait,
famous surgeon, however, states
"The position of vivisection stands
alone among the infinite variet of1
roads to nature's secrets as being
open to certain prima facie objec-,
tions," and he goes on to show
that not only is it a method of pro-
cedure which is contrary to a wide-t
spread public sentiment but the7
results are tabulated in such an,
uncertain and often contradictory,
way that no certain conclusions
can be drawn from them. Sir
Charles Bell, the discoverer of the
double action spinal nerves, says:;
"Experiments have never been the
means of discovery, but the open-
ing up of living animals has done
more to perpetuate error than to
confirm the just views taken from
the study of anatomy. Dr. G. Wil-
son, M. O. H. for Mid-Warwick
district and president of the state,
medical section (1899) said, "I feel
bound to state that I have been
far more impressed with the falla-
cies and failureshwhich have at-
tended this method of research7
than with the successful results
which are claimed." I have quoted
these men because Messrs. Demp-
ster and Risley stated in their letter
that "The technically qualifiedt
scientists are the only ones capable
of evaluating the method (vivisec-
tion) ," These statements serve to1
show how much disagreement there
is among the medical profession's
most highly qualified scientists as'
to whether vivisection is scientific
or not. Messrs. Dempster and Risley
stated that "it is only through
student experimentation that the1
methods of investigation, the means
of evaluating research, and a sound
practical knowledge of the living1
body can be obtained." Can a stud-1
ent obtain a knowledge of the hu-
man body and its functions by
studying and experimenting on ani-
mals? I could quote numerous1
doctors besides those quoted above1
who maintain that it is a weakf
and often harmful method. Should
a method over which there is such
a widespread dispute be taught ina
a progressive university as scienti-'
fie? t
So much for the statements of
some of the technically qualifiedI
experts and the liberal thinkers.
The example of the Xray method.
is taken from . George Bernard<
Shaw's preface to "The' Doctor'st
Dilemma." He discussed vivisection,
as a method, in some detail, and Ii
would recommend it to anyone who
wishes to see both sides of the ques-t
I was told in Wednesday's letterp
that my opinion that cruelty isc
always wrong and that no good can
come of it was the result of ans
emotional reaction caused by myc
imagining the sufferings of animals<
being vivisected. It was the only
seriously faulty statement made inr
the letter. I have given the matter}

a great deal of thought and I am
convinced that my statement is4
correct. It used to be thought thatl
the cruelties of war were necessaryj
for the well-being of the nation.
Today progressive minded people,
among their numbers many of the
greatest thinkers of the day, con-
sider that war is an atrociously
cruel and unscientific method of
settling controversy. Consider the'
field of education: it used to be
considered that the old proverb,
"spare the rod and spoil the child"
was unquestionably true. There
were a very few people who were
sufficiently capable of thinking for
themselves who considered that
this method was false. It is justf
another case in which cruelty, ast
a method, is being outgrown. Thel
case of vivisection is exactly paral-
lel today. As the vivisectors them-
selves admit, the humanitarians are
gaining ground everywhere, and
the fallacies in the theory that in,
order to train a medical student
one must mutilate helpless animals
before his eyes are being exposed.
Messrs. Dempster and Risley said
it was a lamentable- fact that the'
anti-vivisection society was going
ahead. I take it that this indicatesC
that the vivisectors do not want
publicity for their' methods whichZ

A Preview by Beach Conger, Jr.
Next week will see the presenta-
tion of the first All-Campus Revue,
sponsored by Mimes, at the Labor-

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atory theater. With this production, If we allow numan r ation to)
an effort is being made by the so- mean a gradual lessening of the
ciety to provide some worthy sub- nationalistic tendencies in litera-
stitute for the annual Mimes opera, ture, it is possible to say that at
present literature is undergoing a
which was discontinued last year distinct humanizing movement.
due to financial difficulties. This movement hi a s, however.
In this show, the producers hope touched the Irish slightly if at all.
to answer the complaints directed From Germany come volumes
which, except for a slight idiomatic
against the opera that not enoughj akrdesadaoew tto
awkwardness and a somewhat too
student talent or campus material minute representation of states of
was involved in the staging of it. feeling (somehow they seem to be
Plots located in the West Indies, or the product of the authors active
on a California ranch are not the intelligence working on the prob-
lems of his characters. rather than
most appropriate for student pro the mental states of the characters
ductions. Perhaps what kept the t emseves-sen siilities not being
show going was the fact that as involved along one line as the
patrons liked to see the men stud- work of authors such as Feucht-
ents acting in the choruses and wanger, Zweig and Werfel would
feminine roles, ridiculous as they lead us to beieve) might, as faI
as the nature of the people is con-
might have been. cerned, be the product of an Eng-
To remedy these faults, two steps lish, American or Scandinavian
have been taken by the directors. .mind. This might be explained by
All managing, training of choruses, > the fact tat, for the most part,
and stage work has been done by authors have allowed themselves
for better or worse to become in-
students, and all of the manu- terested primarily in the lives of
scripts accepted pertain directly to higlhly civilized and sophisticated
campus matters. Women have been ,people.
invited to take parts in the show The members or the proponents
for the first time in history, and of the Irish literary renaissance
it is hoped to make the production tare the authors in question the
a "real Michigan Revue." products or en uses of that renais-
The program will include live sance?) are however interested in
skits. They deal with the dramaticI the state of Ireland, which beingS
situation on the campus, The Daily, neither sophisticated nor highly
the radio, the library, and the foot- civilized, is, for the most part,
bail ticket situation. interspersed distinctly nationalistic. While the I
between the skits will be fea- genius of Joyce lies in that he has
ture numbers, individual, tap, and perced beneath nationalism, the
chorus dances. A moving picture fact is that he wrote of a homely!
ihrsdncs vn i Tureand i thatIrhe mrnter. hm
"newsreel" dealing with supposedly freland i a' Irsh manner.
scandalous incidents in the lives of This being thle case, "Crossroads
prominent University officials coe- in Ireland" may 'e thought of as a
pletes the list, source work for Irish literature.
The casts of the skits include Ostensibly it is a travel book. But
Robert Adams, Whitney Dix o extensive is the knowledge that
Colum possesses of the Irish tradi-
Lenore Snyder, Thomas Roden, ' h
Hlen r yrm, William Bro .E tion, and so deep is his symathy
Helen Carrm, William Brown, A. E. for, and understanding of his sub-
Blomquist, Katherine Kratz, James ject, that his latest work is really
Gerrard, Herbert Woolner, Norma a treasure house of the folk and
Brockelman. Individual and feature folk lore from Ulster to Tipperary.
dances will be executed by Barbara ColmlosepfromnUlteroughpperary-
Stratton, Ted Rose, Betty Healy,'try, and on the wry, he takes time
Ruth Walser, Ann Verner and to inform us in an informal an-
eteEmerson Stiles, who has also train- erbthue'osorsanex
Emeron tils, ho as lsotran nr by the use of stories and ex-
ed the pony chorus. . cerpts from history, by introducing
The direction of the production us to many homes, and by his own
was undertaken by a committee remarks, of a thousand times more
consisting of David B. Hempstead, than we could pessibly get from
who' directed the last two produc- any dignified account. In doing this,
tions of Mimes, "Emperor Jones" he has created a work of art rather
and "An Episode;" Guerney Wil- than an encyclopedia.
liams, Allan B. Callahan, who will Colum is remarkably versatile.
conduct Bob Carson's orchestra at He is well known as a writer of
the . performances, Harry Arnold, children's stories and mythology.
and Barbara Stratton, costume le is also a playrite and poet. And
chairman, his being an interpreter of his peo-
This production undoubtedly has plo allows him to ignore literary
its minor faults, and must be con- issues and arguments which are at
sidered as an experiment rather present taking up so much of the
than the finished production that time of the book wor.d, in an en-
the operas were. The steps abol-
ishing the opera and giving the tirely refreshing manner. But he is
Mimes theater to Play Production not to be indulged. He is much too
came so rapidly that the amount important for that.
of time usually devoted to rehear-- '--_ _-
sals could not be used. Practices W XHARTON DESCENDS
could not be held in the theaters CERTAIN PEOPLE by Edith Whar-
due to previous engagements. The ton: Published by D. Appleton:
professional aid that usually di- New York, 19390 Price $2.00.
rected the operas is missing, and !AIReiew.
everything is left to the students It has become an almost certain
to be worked out. Nevertheless. the pathway to literary fame to por-
attempt to produce an actual all tray with seeming restraint that
student, campus Revue is more portion of society so loved by shop
likely to succeed as an annual cam- girls, the New York dilletante. The
.pus tradition, such as the opera trouble is that if New York dille-
was, than perhaps any other type tante are portrayed with restraint
of dramatic production. shop girls won't like them and they
ofar the only ones who are in dan-
ger of doing that under any cir-
. ^ -, cuistances. So Edith Wharton has
9 devised a method of sugar coating
W ter sentimentality with pseudo-
v t isophistication.

In 'he Age of innocence" she
Going sccecded admirably. She has that
gift of fluency which 21.1 our women
writers except the very good ones
Ofl possess and use so facilely as to
_ alost become public nuisances.
For it is so easy for a fluent and
THEATERSromantically inclined lady to fool
Majestic-Rube Goldberg's "Soup people.
to Nuts" with Stanley Smith, Ted However, we need pass no laws.j
Charles For in her latest volume Certain
Heae .People she has done what no law'
Winniger. could have done. She has written,
Michigan-Spenser Tracy in "Up some stuff which is called "bad in
the River." parts" by even her admirers. And
Wuerth - Dorothy MacKaill in that is that. S. S. F.
"The Love Rackets." . A M' 1 E DWORK
GENERAL A book o gat importance, in
that it approaches and critically
Sophomore Cabaret-Open after--} attempts to estimate the work of'
noon, evening at Barbour gymna- our modern American painters, is
sium; also Women's League bazaar, the book of that title "Modern"
open all day. American Painters" by Samuel M.
Dancing-9 until 1 o'clock at the Kootz, published by Brewer and
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