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THE MICHIGAN

DAILY

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1931
might Editor-DAVID M. NICHOL
PROFESSIONAL SOOTHSAYING
Since the occasion several de-1

information is sought regarding the
candidate's intellectual pretensions
or intentions.
This lack of affinity between the
ideal of a modern university and
the ideals of the students enrolled
therein and commonplace has made
valid the distinction which is to the
effect that it is not so valuable to
possess a college education as it
is to be college-bred. The infer-
ence often seems preternaturally
obvious to increasing numbers of
students; yet in this evaluation of
the college is the basic reason why
the idealistic, and admittedly hon-
est, concepts of the university made
by administrations seem to be mere
flashes from the occult.
o - - -
Editorial Comment I
THE MARKING SYSTEM.
(From the Barnard Bulletin) .
It is with fear and trepidation
that we attempt to air our editorial
views on a question that has often
been considered by the administra-
tion and the undergraduate body
as food for serious contemplation.
What we are urging is the aboli-
tion of thepresent. system of marks
and the substitution of a pass or
fail standard. We recommend this,
because we believe that grades en-
courage a competitive spirit incom-
patible with a really scholarly atti-
tude, and because in working for
good grades the student very often
frustrates her own end of educa-
tional achievement since the con-
centrated studying essential to the'
attainment of high grades must of
necessity be limiting.-
The point has been raised in
opposition to the pass-fail system
that accurate records must be kept
for future reference in connection
with the student's career, Phi Beta
Kappa, etc. The further objection
has been made that the superior
student deserves and needs recog-
nition of her achievements. It
seems to us that more constructive
criticisms than a simple mark could
serve in this capacity. This would
involve an intensified interest in
the student on the part of the in-
structor, the desirability of which
cannot be denied. If, as has been
suggested, the indifferent student
should become slack, this need be
no source of concern to the college
which is interested primarily in the
earnest scholar.
With the pass-fail s ys t em,
achievement for its own sake will
come into its own, a scholarly de-
sire for enlightenment will take the
place of the existing enthusiasm
for academic distinction, and the
student will be enabled to concen-
trate on those subjects which she
considers important to her great-
est interest; all of which, if Utopi-
an, still seems a consummation de-
voutly to be wished.
A New York writer heads a move-
ment for paying prize fighters only
what they are worth. Our attorney
points out this will possibly conflict
with the minimum wage laws in
many of the states.-Detroit News.
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JANUARY 24.

Once upon a time there may be
some of you bozos who don't think
that an afternoon spent at the
housewarming of Mosher-Jordan is
a good investment, but I do. I got
a glimpse of the inner workings ofl
the mental processes of those thingsj
that detectives are always cher-
chezing which will prove invaluable
(i. e. without value). Two of them
got to talking about this depart-
ment while I was with them, and
they said that there was something7
cute in here just about once a
month. I think they must have
known who I was, though. I
couldn't see any other reason for
flattery.
One thing they said was par-
ticularly enlightening . They
told me that they just LOVED
that poem by Lighthorse about
how he-
"Couldn't study like I might
Because it was so cold"
because their room got awful
cold sometimes and t h e y
couldn't study very well either.
Heigh-ho!
The Rolls "Learn Something A

TONIGHT: Albert Spalding, dis-
tinguished American violinist will
appear in a recital in the eighth
concert of the Choral Union Series
which will begin in Hill Auditorium
promptly at 8:15.
ORGAN RECITAL
Rexford Keller, student of Pro-
fessor Palmer Christian, of the
School of Music of the University
of Michigan, will give the follow-
ing graduation recital, Wednesday,
January 28, at 4:15 in Hill Auditor-
ium. The general public with the
exception of small children is in-
vited to attend:
Choral Prelude: "In dir is Froude,"
Bach; Largo, Allegro, Concerto in
D, Vivaldi-Bach; Prelude and Fugue
in A minor, Bach; Choral Prelude
on "Burford," West; Canon in B
minor, Schumann; Allegro Appas-
sionata (Sonata V), Guilmant;
Marche Champetre, Boex; Carillon,
DeLamarter; Allegro (Symphony 1),
Maquaire.
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cades ago, when the first wave of
critical attacks upon modern highe:
education placed the professoriat
classes on the defensive, there ha;
been much theorizing and somE
genuinely honest effort toward es.
tablishing a working definition fo:
the university. Last week, Colum-
bia's President Butler stated that
the university is "an institution o:
higher learning where scholars o:
hi g h competence guide student
who have been prepared by a liber-
al education, into advanced studies
with the aid of libraries, labora-
tories and seminars.,
Less recently, but with greate]
restriction and incisiveness thar
Dr. Butler's administrative view, Dr
Abraham F 1 e x n e r advanced his
idea of the modern university. Its
aims, said he, should be four: "The
conservation of knowledge a n d
ideas; the interpretation of knowl-
edge and ideas; the search for
truth; the training of students who
will practice .and 'carry on.'" He
admits, later on, however, that the
chief of these is the search for
truth.
There is room for large doubt
whether the ordinary under grad-
uate ever finds occasion during his
college career for a definition of
such comprehension as the two cit-
ed above. In the first place, these
definitions rest upon the intellec-
tual basis, and the normal student
finds primary satisfaction in the
appurtenances of college life. In
truth, these strictly intellectual def-
initions hardly approach a com-
mon ground with the aspirations of
the general run of entering col-
lege students. They ignore social
and loosely defined cultural ambi-
tions; they fail to integrate intel-
lectual specifications into repre-
sentative scheme which may be
made applicable to the demands of
the normal student.
At the heart of the disparage-
ment between what students come
to the universities for and what
the educators hope, ideally, to offer
in higher learning lies the root and

Week Dept." h
interesting bito
your edification.
impressed. Any
less research th
the origin of t
as applied by t
to vacation perioc
from the fact1
periods of relax
all the night an
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humidity.
After a brie
J-Hop rulest
when you can
pear on thes
can and cann
tea, or milk,
when you ca
company wit]
seems to me
has been omit
serve to streng
tion that noth
would induce
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charter memb
your-week-end
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PLEASE FOR G(
It has been br
tion by the c
bringing things t
Tuesdays that a
Coliseum Victrol
skaters. That is
but I seriously d
would influencet
thing run by Un
The last time thi
skating the idea
get as many po
as possible at $
throw an equal
for looking as if
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DAILY'
In this time of
Many backs ar
Maybe Mr. Till
It's a fine worl
IT MUST BEZ
DE
Dear Dan:
This morning I
window and saw
me so that I m
What do you sug
Dear Joe:
It must be th
Again our ofhi
been called to th
University is taki
greater economy
The latest examp
in the classifica
mob-scenes have

y dug up 'another of Polydor (which happens to be
sf dug up another
of information for ( a European company occupying a
I hope you are duly similar position in Europe), their
way, through tire- activity is attracting a good deal of
ey have discovered attention. The December Bruns-
hie term "Holiday"
he college student wick lists contained some hitherto
ids. This term arises unavailable Bach records, among
that during such them a performance of the Schon-
ation they stay up berg orchestration of Bach chor-
d sleep holiday. Ho ales, some vocal records, and an
od 'un isn't it fel-
-hink so either organ record. The New York Times
properly expressed its admiration
* *
:BS OF 1931 for the boldness and the good taste
nitial cost, it's the evidenced there and predicted a
future for Brunswick.
This month the list contains
* ~' among others a Polydor reprint of
f perusal of the two scenes from Mozart's "Mar-
this year anent riage of Figaro": not anyone of the
and cannot ap- arias (all the other companies do
street, when you the arias) but a duet and a trio,
iot drink coffee, both with chorus and both reveal-
and above all ing Mozart's extraordinary gift for
nnot be seen in musically integrated dramatic dia-
h a woman, it logue-a gift more basic in his suc-
that very little cess as a composer of operas than
ted which would his gift for the uninterrupted aria
then my convic- line. The scenes are "O cara Ar-
ing in the world monia," a duet for soprano and
me to attend the baritone, and "Crudel, Perche,
lad that I am a Finoral Farmi," soprano, baritone,
er of the "Spend- and tenor. Soloists, chorus and
s-in - Ypsilanti- orchestra are from the Berlin State
eat - deal - of- Opera and are directed by J. Pru-
n. wer. The performances are very
k authentic Mozart and in parts of
ASH SAKES DEPT. the duet unusually excellent.
Another important issue is an-
ought to our atten- other repressing: a performance by
ampus league for Wilhelm Kempff of Beethoven's
o our attention on Sonata in E Flat major, Op. 81 a
few records in the (Les Adieux, L' absence, et Le Re-
a might please te tour); Records 90123 and 90124.
probably very true, Leopold Godowsky has performed
oubt whether that this sonata for Columbia recently
the policy of any- and rendered it as peculiarly poetic
le Harry Tillotson. Beethoven, a Beethoven inclined to
s department went improvisation and indulgence of his
moods. Wilhelm Kempff's perfor- I
)ple into the dump mance is quite amazingly different.
number back out By firm tempos and keen, vital
they were enjoy- rythms he links this sonata to the
familiar "appassionata" Beethoven,
* ,. who is much more recognisable and
t POEM I am sure far more correct. Not
deep depression only are Kempff's intentions bet-
e to the wall ter, but his playing is more consis-
otson's is too- tently lucid and more articuate
d after all! than Godowsky's. Kempff is a Ger-
m: man pianist with a considerable
THE WEATHER reputation as a virtuoso and is es-
EPT. pecially connected w i t h perfor-
mances of Beethoven Sonatas. His
looked out of the introduction is fortunate.
the sun. It startled Albert Wolff conducts the Or-
issed four classes. chestre de L'Association des Con-
gest? Joe. certs Lamoureux in a brilliant per-
formance of some of Rimsky-Kor-
e weather. Dan. sakoff's more "purely" brilliant mu-
4 * sic: the Introduction and Bridal
cial attention has Cortege of The Golden Cockerel.
e great strides the Kathryn Meisle, an American ar-
ng in its fight for tist familiar locally through her
in administration, appearance at the May Festival,
le of this is seen sings two familiar contralto rec-
tion office where ords Barrie-Wood's "A Brown Bird
become both the Singing" and Hope's "The Temple
. ..._ c _ 11 . __ _ o n 1

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Campus Opinion
Contributors ate asked to be brief,
confining tI emselhes to less that. 300
words if possible. Anonymous com-
munications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential, upon re-
quest. Letters published shouldnot be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of The Daily.
To the Editor:
As a member of the Michigan
Union for the past five years or so,
I shyly put forth the suggestion
that that organization expend some
of the profits it announced some
time ago in an effort to remedy
what might be termed the capri-
cious nature of the shower baths
just adjacent to the swimming'
pool. For the past two years these
showers, which are regulated as to
hot and cold water outpour from a
single mixer in some obscure corn-
er of the building, have had the
disconcerting habit of alternately.
turning from boiling hot to icy
cold, an interesting but somewhat
impracticable variation. In fact the
uncertainty of the Union showers
are so well known hereabouts as to
be almost a figure of speech.
But I suppose this little correc-
tion is too much to ask of Union
officers, even under the merit sys-
tem. The excuse will probably be
that the pool doesn't pay for itself
anyway, and more expenditure, etc.
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