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formation. Instructors teach avoca-
4 tionally! Of such is the Kingdom
Published every morning except Monday of Heaven.
during the University year by the Board in - - _-- -
Control of Student Publications. INDIA FALTERS.
Member of Western Conference Editorial
Association. I a enmr hntomnh
sT'he Associated Press is exclusively entitled It has beenmore than two months
to the use. for republication of all news dis- since the Round Table conference
watches creditend to it or not otherwise credited on the status of India first con-
hin. this paper and the local ,news published o fIdafrtcn
herein. vened in London. In that time,
Entered at the postoffice at Ann Arbor, there has been evolved through a
Michigan, as second class matter. Special rate n series of intricate andoften
of postage granted by Third Assistant Post- longsc
ma:ter General. heated arguments a plan to grant
Subscription by carrier, $4.00; by mail, $4.50. to India home rule on a federal
Offices: Ann Arbor Press Building, Maynard basis. Now with the conference on
Street. Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 21214. the verge of successful completion
EDITORIAL STAFF India has faltered.
Trelephone 4925 I Her faltering can be traced to no
rMANAGING EDITOR outside influence or pressure but
Chairman Editorial Board can be ascribed only to her own
HENRY MERRY internal dissensions. Two months
FRANK E. CooPER, City Editor ago, the Moslems and the Hindus
NewsrEditor ..............Gurney Williams were united by a signed agreement.
Editorial Director .......... Walter W. Wilds
Sports Editor .............Joseph A. Russell They pledged themselves to the
Women's Editor...........Mary L. Behymer mutual welfare of India and prom-
Music, Drama, Books......... Win. J. Cornian
Assistant City Editor......Harold . Warren ised to forget their petty grievances
Assistant News Editor......Charles It. Sprowl
'telegraph Editor...........George A. Stauter and disputes. In the face of such
Copy Editor..................Win. F. lypec united opposition, England could do
NIGHT EDITORS little but hope to direct the rising


ii Lg'p EVERY WED., FRI., SAT. swwh$.0
O .%UNCLE DAN, EVENING _ _em _ __._,_t.
- - - - - o. afate r nrity or
SERENADING STUDENT DRAMA Special Feature Orchestras naeianr t
IS O U T samA addrREC iE two colors .
The above bit of philosophy ori- S n a i es. Bob-O-Link (Granger's) FRATERNITY STATIONERY CO., Box832, Huntintoen, Ind.
.iae ihtelclcntblr Student activity in the drama, East Huron near State
ginated with the local constabularywhchabeniaqutexr-__
which has been in a quite extra-
who have been entertaining a few
of the boys over the week-end. In ordinary state of depression, threat-11 1,1ilii 11 10 m R itt0@ h
connection with my absence, allow ens to come to life again in the
me 1to confirm once mnore'w theap, activities for the next three weeks
Pre-InLjvetory Sale
pointment of the Bobbsie Twins as by Play Production. Friday and
Assistant Editors. I would do the dA
same for Godfrey, but rumor has it Saturday night of this week will OO
that he is dead. This, of course, come the first of a series of experi-"
would at least delay his appoint- ; mental productions designed to 25% OFF
ment, and I'm not at all sure I give opportunity for direction to_
won't fire him for it. People have those in the directing class and DESK SET BOOK ENDS
been coaxing me to (a custom dat-
ing back to the days of the 'Coax acting experience to those who do ASH TRAYS
and Four' and those hilarious coax- not become significantly connected BILL FOLDS TRAVELING SETS
ing parties we used to have out in with the major productions during BRIEFS CASE ,
the Arboritum-on toboggans I the year. This program, which is
mean.) to be given at the Laboratory l
Theatre and is open to the public, M a-ayer-tScpayhairer Co. -
Godfrey, in yesterday's "What will include four one-act plays: -TTOESP TRi IDR
this campus needs Dept." sug- "Cinderella Married," James Bar- Phone 4515 OFFICE OUTFITTERS 112 S. Main St.
gested that something ought to rie's "The Old Lady Shows Her
be done about the sidewalk Medals'; and "Poky'' by Philip
situation. Now, as a charter Moeller. Tickets for these perform-
member of the "Something ances are available at the office in - --- -- -
Ought To Be Done League" I the Laboratory Theatre.

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Accounts Carried
for Clients
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Carl S. Forsythe
David M. Nichol

John D. Reindel
Richard L. Tobin
Harold O. Warren

Sheldon C. Fullerton J, Cullen Kennedy
Robert Townsend
JJ . EBash Wilbur J. Meyers
Thomas M. Cooley Brainard W. Nies
Morton Frank Robert L. Pierce
Saul Friedberg Richard Racine
Frank B. Gilbreth Theodore T. Rose
lack Goldsmith Jerry E. Rosenthal
oland Goodman Charles A. Sanford
Morton Helper Karl Stiffert
Edgar Hornik Hobert F. Shaw
Bryan Jones Edwin M. Smith
Denton C. Kune George A. Stauter
Powers Moulton John W. Thomas
. John S. Townsend
Eien Blunt Mary McCall
Elsie Feldman Mararet O'Brien
Ruth Gallmeyer leanor Rairdon
Emily G. Grimes Anne Margaret Tobin
Jean Levy Margaret T1hompson
Dorotny Magee Caire Trussell
Telephone 21214
T. HOLLISTER MABLEY, Business Manager
KASPERA H. HALVERSON, Assistant Manage
Advertising.........Charles T. Kline
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Circulation...........Marvin S. Kobacker
Accounts ........... ......homas S. Mir
Business Secretary............Mary J. Kenan
Harry R. Beglev Ere Kightlinger
Vernon Bishop Don W. Lyon
Wlliam Brown William Morgan
Robert Calaan Richard Stratemeier
William W. Davis Keth Tyler
Richard H. Hiller Noel ). Turner
Miles Hoisington Byron C. Vedder
Ann W. Verner Sylvia Miller
Maian Atran lieIlen Olsen
'laelen Bailey Mildred Postal
Tosephine Convisser Marjorie Rough
Maxine Fshgrund Mary L. Watts
Dorothy LeMire Johanna Wiese
Dorothy Laylin
Much has been written lately in
condemnation of what is known as
"professionalizing" or "industrializ-
ing" the teaching guild. While un-
doubtedly most of these objectional
practices are justified in fact, it
must fairly be conceded that they
have become parcel of the teaching
profession because it had none of
the ordinary resources for getting
substantial compensation or recog-
nition. For years professors were
pitifully underpaid and had little
just appreciation in the world at
large, save its respect. If professors
have taken to trade-union tactics,
set up defensive alliances, etc., they
have been amply justified insofar
as these measures have got them
more money and increased thei
profession's i m p o r t a n c e in the
minds of those outside the colleges
But withal there has crept int
the new scheme of operations a
trend against which the studeni
body may rightfully set itself. This
is the grievance that previously has
been described as "the Ph.D. fet-
ish." Academic promotion, salaries
distinction, all forms of profession-
al success have been accorded witl
few exceptions only when the aspir-
ing pedagogue had completed his
requirements for the Ph. D. at the
virtual insistence of his superiors
Departmental jealousies and petti-
ness have centered often arounc
the possession of this degree-it has
even become in numerous cases the
shibboleth of a man's worth to the
While one could recognize certain
subtle and abtruse relationships be-
tween the professor's research abil-
ities and his qualities as a teacher
they are too far-fetched to be real
Except for the training of the
handful of the student body wh
expect to become professors them-
selves (and have their own Ph. D.'s)
the demands of the curriculun
hardly require this extreme special-
ization as a basis for successfu
teaching. In fact, this specializa-

tion is accomplished at the cost of
a tremendous sacrifice of breadth;
general culture and a sure, serene
long-run view toward life-the very
stock in trade of the true teacher,
Tf +I, Ann "AA ii nv% +-Nn ,...

tide of freedom into channels that1
were safe both for Great Britain
and India.
It was after the English and In-
dian representatives had devised a
Constitution and Federal system,
very similar in many points to the
Constitution of the United States,
that the first glimmers of the old
fire began to .appear. The flames
spread and culminated, Tuesday, in
the Moslem declaration that no
constitution would be acceptable
until Moslem interests had been
safeguarded and the age-old quar-
rel with the Hindus had been set-
Such is the situation that threat-
ens to undo all the work of the
delegates and to rob India of one
more chance to gain her desired
status. If the chance passes, it is
India that has failed.
Perhaps India has suddenly de-
cided that she cannot as yet as-
sume the responsibility of govern-
ing her more than three hundred
millions of people. Perhaps the
"green-eyed monster," in league
with fantastically enlarged f e a r s
and hates, is at the root of the
affair. At any rate, India must act
and act as a unit if she is to save
the remnants of a conference
which, until the Moslem declara-
tion, was a decided success.



cannot commend his attitude
too heartily, but I do feel that
he took the wrong slant on the
affair. What we need is not
more care of our present side-
walks, but fewer sidewalks so
that, in this hardtimes period F
when care is so expensive, we
may economize.
*' ~~ *
The first sidewalks which would;
be disposed of under my plan would
be all those which lead to the
* * *
(Courtesy Rolls Photo Dept.)
Dan Baxter:
I do not think that you are doing
your column any good by continu-
ally running down the campus
buildings. Remember, there are
those who still have some pride in
our great institution.
Sincerely, A Reader.
Y1 *
Mr. A Reader:
I just read your letter which
to me is just so much which. I
might add, however, that there
are also those who take enough
pride in our great institutions
to dislike seeing it needlessly
marred by unsightly edifices,
and raise our voices in protest
-with the result that we get
letters like yours.
Sincerely, Dan Baxter.
In the classified section of the
paper these last few days runs
something that looks like this to

Next week will see one of Play
Production's major performances of
the year, to be given in the Men-
delssohn Theatre, Wednesday to
Saturday night inclusive. The occa-
sion is Donald Ogden Stewart's
brilliant comedy of fluid marriage
relationships called tersely "Re-
bound" from the nature of its
-limax. Donald Ogden Stewart is a
disciple of that brilliant writer of
high comedy Philip Barry, who in
turn was a brilliant disciple of Don-
ald Ogden Stewart, undramatic hu-
nourist: both of them having been
roommates and having fine brilliant
attitudes -- refined, subtle, and
comic--all too rare in American
comedy. With the help of Hope
Williams, whose laconic acting tal-
ent or absence of it exactly fits
their writing, these gentlemen have
been responsible in "Paris Bound,"
'White Wings," "Holiday' and fin- I
ally "Rebound" for America's near-
est approach to the comedy of the
drawing-room, which is perhaps
England's most vital tradition. Play
Production's success with Philip
Barry's "Holiday" last summer sug-
gests a performance next week
that should be one of the most
delightful events of the season.
Original Plays.
The following week Mr. Windt is


Editorial Comment I
o - - ----- ________
A noted lecturer on American
higher education now on a tour
throughout the East, is spreading
the doctrine that American educa-
tion i~s inefficient in preparing the
student for participation in politi-
cal life.
This may be an old truth just
being polished over again, but there
is certainly a need for a reintroduc-
tion of such a glaring fault and a
little work on some form of remedy
which might be applied to it.
As has been pointed out many
times before such pitiful examples
as Chicago are examples of the
failure of education to prepare the
average student to take part in his
own government. The control now
rests in the hands of a vicious min-
ority principally because they who

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producing a
one-act plays
work done in1
conducted in
ment by Mr.
work of the
which are tok

program of original
to be chosen from the
the play-writing class
the English depart-
Helm. The plays, the
students of the class,
be chosen for produc-


und er Auspices of the Varsity Glee Club

would do the right thing have not
enough knowledge of the situation We take this opportunity to give
to select in a discriminating man- fair warning that anyone caught1
ner those who will best protect their tutoring our Geology Exam is going
interests. There are some voters to be in for a mighty tough time
who cannot realize that their safe- if we have anything to say about it.
ty as a citizen is being jeopardized These Exams know too much al-
by the type of organizations which ready, and we should be inclined to
they put into control, and who per- regard any tutoring as an unfriend-
Detrate or allow to be perpetrated ly act.
those acts which break down ay .
representative civil control of pub- Our Aborigine Headwriters.
lic affairs. Graduate Makes Talk
We believe that the lecturer has on Molecule Analysis.
hit the spot when he states that -Daily Paper (Ann Arbor)
there is not enough realism being
taught in the fields of political sci- been sent in to the Radio
ence. Many students never get be- Broadcasting Studio because
yoncl the ancient history on colon- the Glee Club was heard to sing
ial history stage, and most of the "Drink Drink Joy Rules The
secondary training in American Day" saying that he objected to
history in the secondary schools such songs on principle.
crowds the events of the twentieth So do I, but I'll wager it isn't the
century into a hurried two weeks, same principle. D.B.
generally at the close of the semes- We have been asked why the
ter. lovely little window was left in the
There is a erving need for realism - ,- -, _

tion have not yet been announced.
Albert Spalding, distinguished - - -- ------ ------ -- - -
American violinist, is scheduled to
give the next program in the Choral
Union Series Tuesday evening, Jan-
uary 27. Mr. Spalding's most recent
distinction was to have been chosen
soloist with the New York Phil-
harmonic Orchestra on its recent
tour of Europe.
Cast in a comedy drama of ex-
treme improbability, Jeanette Mac-
Donald and Reginald Denny man-
age to give admirable performances
- in "Oh For a
Man!" at the Ma-
jestic. Miss Mac-
Donald shows real!I
talent in a role
which allows her1r
an opportunity to comes y when you can
present a charac- Thiscreally
.... ~terization as well
tzasting a d be in harmony with the theme and
10o o k beautiful,
which sheaucafud, design of the book.
As a tempera-
who would prefer a husband to ap-T
plause, she goes from one mood in- I being produced with the ideas and
to another with amusing reality.
She creates the impression that she the temperament of Michigan's stu-
is this other person, instead of act-
I ing "like she was acting like" adents in mind.
I prima donna. The arrival of Regi-
nald Denny, through a second story
window (yes, he's a "boigler") seems t is y modern and
like the answer to this maiden'sIti truly oprogressive
prayer. The fact that he is inter- ust as Michigan's student body.
ested in his baritone atrocity pro- I
vides her with an excuse to keep jyk ti
the fellow around-giving him les--I
sons while she falls madly in love 1 i the yearbok tat yla ot.
with him.jto-thrill you for many years.
Reginald Denny as "the tough"
is always entertaining, though he
looks too much like a perfect gen-
tleman when quiet. His speeches
are revealing, and he puts them
across with good accent and em- 9
phasis. The glamour of marrying , L
anoar tar 1leaves hire umorved 3 ..- f B I Il- U__/°d§ .a. 1- . %'9

in the teaching of political science.
To be true, a new methodology of
instruction and academic form will
have to be taken up, for politics,
of all things, is perhaps the hard-
est subject in the world to keep
pace with. But there is no reason
why we cannot demand of Ameri-
can education that this be carried
out-it has been done, and on this
With the other sciences that
should go to teach the University
oiA,-,-,+ , td-a, ' '-i. ,c -rp.~or n ec-

wall they put over that cubby hole
in U hall. With sorrow we confess
lack of knowledge in this particular,
but will suggest that perhaps Pres.
Ruthven could be persuaded to
stick his head out of it at selected
intervals and say Cookoo or some
such appropriate thing (preferably
not Chickadee-dee-dee-dee or any-
thing that might detract from his
dignity) thus filling a long-felt
want for a means of disconcerting
the old buzzard that keeps us in
class until five minutes after twelve

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