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T HE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, May 18. 1932

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1932
Night Editor- RACKLEY SHAW

includes those who dislike all schools in general,
matriculating here only because they have been DIAGONAL
told that education brings economic security. It
would have been far better had they been trained
before coming to college to prepare themselves for Right or President?
the enjoyment of intellectual curiosity and intel- Noparkin.
ligent living rather than the materialistic concept'
of the new order. Civilization today has arranged Patriotic Cockroaches.
to provide wealth for only a small percentage ofKa
society. Inconvenient. Yet actuality. By Barton K ne
We can dispense shortly with those who love
college for its atmosphere and its easy life. They
believe in the divinity of fun, and that in itself is One of the reporters on the staff
perhaps justification for certain individuals. They visited President Ruthven's office
have attended classes for four years, seldom seeing the other day during what was, evi-
the meaning behind facts and figures and only dently, one of the busiest hours in
occasionally wondering what makes the wheels of the office. After the President i-
their university and world spin. With this group nally found time to speak to the
we sympathi:e and send flowers. news hound, he sighed and said:
There is another distinct group among the "Young man, if anyone ever asks
senior class-campus figures who cause, it is said, you to become a college president,
rintold anxiety to the administration. Charges of lyou tell him where he can go."
"sensationalism" and desire for "personal publi-dthesyoung man, havi sie
city" are often levied against this group but now doubts as to his abilities, replied;
at the end of four years we cannot help feeling . I dare say, sir; the opportumty
that the faculty .has been somewhat in sympathy will never be offere ime." t
with the crusaders. If not always in opinion, then President Ruthven smiled, shook
at least in spirit. Youth expresses itself at Michi- his head, and closed the conversa-
gan, probably because it is youth; the professors ton with:
remnainsilent on issues because they are not youth. "You can never tell; stranger
Both groups have much in common in that they things have happened."
are usually subject to the jurisdiction of a dual- * *
institution. That is a univrsity which appears While sororities are forbidden to
to the world as liberal, anc yet within s ultra- keep pets in their houses. I not-
conservative. Nevertheless both the students and iced a flock of chickens in the back
professors take great glee in fooling :hemselves yard of the Theta Phi Alpha house
into thinking that Michigan is the acme of liberal- the other afternoon, Sunday, to be
ism, the spirit of the nation, the backbone of exact. Perhaps it's the depression.
democracy-Michigan!
Turning again to the seniors we realize now 1 A little observation of signs
that the majority are not men and women who around town will amuse any dili-
have been trained for action. No one has toldgent person. The No Parking sign
them they should think for themselves and then in front of the Lawyer's Club on
act. They have been told to memorize and then South University carefuly states
write. Figuratively, it takes a shot of powder to "No Parking - Day or Nihgt" (sic)>
move Michigan's student body. At times it has while the metal sign at the corner
been activated this past year through the medium of Liberty and Thompson an-
of publicity and high-powered talks, but such 1s nounces the street as "Liberity."
the case only when the personal enjoyment of the
group as a whole has been immediately threatened.
Examples are the party ban of last spring and the I always believed that t h e
deferred rushing dilemma. I Maize and Blue was an original
Group leaders who have sponsored these so- Michigan song. So imagine my sur-
called crusades are not enemies of Michigan as has prise the other night upon hearing,
been suggested by some. Instead they love Michi- over the radio, the strains of the
gan to such an extent that they see the danger Maize and Blue except that the
of increased institutionalism and its insidious tend- chorus was singing "Hail to the col-
ency to stamp out individualism and personal ors that float in the light, hurrah
freedom among the undergraduates. There is a for the scarlet and green." This
cry from this group-almost a prayer as the day from the University of Nevada.
of departure draws ner-for greater personalities * * *
and scholars on the faculty. The Health Service doesn't like
Part III !fraternity hell weeks. Day before
yesterday the night nurse was dis-
So far we have included only personal observa- turbed by a sleepy freshman who
tions of a negative critical nature. We have said that he needed three cock-
advanced no solutions and have avoided particular roaches. When questioned, he ex-
situations. The views are merely those of a grad- plained that he had to paint them i
uating senior, held in light criticism of youth and red, white, and blue and take them
education. But to deal only negatively with friendsI back to his fraternity house alive.
of the last four years and with one's own great The night nurse was used to such
University woud leave the impression that for {impositions. In the last week she
most undergraduates college is a useless four-year had had demands for white rab-
play-time. bits, chickens, and several other ar-
Hurriedly I assure you that this is not so. Un- tides the names of which cannot
dergraduate life is constructive, the life desirable, be divulged. Smiling condescend-
the friendships lasting, and the memories indelible. ingly, she took the first year stud-
Twenty 'years hence the graduating seniors of this ent by the hand and led him down
June will point with pride to the wealth of cultural stairs into some unknown room. He
courses offered at Ann Arbor. Professors who appeared a few minutes later tri-
have given their lives to research and to the train- umphantly bearing tl' cockroach-
ng of youth will be eulogized, and the results of
the thousands of dollars expended in laboratory The Health Sevice'had again ral-
experimentation will be praised. We will glory lied to save the situation.
in the standing of our university. If loyal we will
try to interpret Michigan to the tax-paying public.
And just now it is with sadness that we note that For those who enjoy checking
many people of our state do not understand Mich-I budgets and cutting down expendi-
igan, its mission, its contributions to life. Again I tures, it is alleged, on no less au-
have generalized. Michigan cannot be judged on thority than the treasurer of the
?articulars. Its greatness does not permit! Student Council, that said organ-
And when the long line tramples the grass on ization paid fifty cents to pay for a
Ferry Field on Commencement day, the seniors -I(:ss print of President McCorm-
who have truly loved Michigan will not be content Ick's photograph for the recent
to divorce it and the life it has offered. On Home- College Humor expose.
coming we will yell louder than the freshmen, give

dull talks at initiation banquets, tell fraternity Professcr Dnurfee, of the Law
brothers how we made Detroit a playground. school, has a sense of humor, as
When the weekend terminates we will crawl slow- any of his students in Equity wil'
y home, sorry that youth has fled and wondering testify. Hoping to disturb the pro-
if, as undergraduates, we realized the carefreeness j fessor's equanimity, several of the
of the life and the ecstasy of youth living with serious-minded lawyers placed a
youth! small six or seven-year old boy in
Spring, however, with its beautiful diagonal the chair before hour began. Pro-
brings the beginning of the end. Again the seniors fessor Durfee failed to perceive the
must stand alone and repeat the annual war-cry: intruder until he was almost on top
The Show Is Over! of him. Gravely shaking hands
-with the new instructor, he ordered
In rcsponse to many requests, we wish to say that a chair placed beside the desk for
the editorials in the last three issues were written the visitor, who sat there all hour
by the outgoing senior editors. "Tie Editor Speakr and was afterwards rewarded by
His Mind," on Sunday, was written by Richard Tobin, ; Professor Durfee with a candy bar
"Swan Song," in yesterday's paper, by Beach Conger, Ifor his patience.
Jr., and the above, "Finale," by Carl Forsythe.--The 1
Editors.
A non-student was stopped in his
car recently by a University police-
ECI man. Queried as to his status, he do-
I__________________________________________________ mNMhed having any connection withI
# college. Finally the pcliceman, be-
FtEStMAN TUTORS coming somewhat discouraged, ask-
(Harvard Crimson) ed the gentleman if he had any ref-
With the announcement of the Freshnan proctors erences in Ann Arbor, people who
and advisers for 1932-33 arises once more the ques- knew who he was.

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W E DIE! We are born!
The latter part of June this is what will happen
to Michigan's seniors. From an environment of
superficiality and a playground of fun we shall be
turned within a few hours into a world of reality-
a world sickened with economic ills, social prob-
lems, prejudices, and animosities! Up to our ears
with enthusiasm to do things, we shall find "life"
not to our liking. There will be no Hut, Friday
night fraternity parties, tea dancing, bull-sessions
-yes, and no coy sorority girls. In fact the change
will be so abrupt that within a few months college
and its traditions, its problems, and its atmosphere
will seem to us like a dream of the most fanciful
nature.
Commencement day should be a day to look
backwards. It should be a day to take inventory
of the training.ground (playground if you wish)
of youth. As the old sheepskin is passed over the
platform loving parents will smile and congratu-
late one another for Johnny is now ready for life.
He is prepared to face reality. This same thing
happened to.thousands of Johnnys last year, hence
we may justly turn to those who crystalized in
1931 for a peek at the after-college antics of this
years' commencement group.
We seniors of today know what happened to
the fraternity brothers of last year. Hundreds of
them have come whining back to Alma Mater to
be pampered and guided another term, hoping the
stag, vil be set in the meantime, and that the
world will then welcome them with open arms,
wealth, and joviality as it did the college graduate
of the inflated period.
The begowned line of graduates has become
longer and loiger during the last ten years. Nour-
ished by paternalistic regulations, the cream of
America's crop, developed intellectually in a
chaotic age, is about to be suddenly and rudely
jolted.
The hope of our civilization-our supposedly
highly traincd young men, our liberals-are actu-
ally hiding from reality. The situation is to be
ex~pected, however, when we consider the environ-
ment of the pre-depression days. Our college
graduates of last year and of the next few years
to come will without doubt find it increasingly
difficult to adjust themselves to life.
We came into semi-world consciousness in a
culture of ease and luxury. Then almost over night
wealth turned to poverty and these materialistic
United State did a complete sommersault. But
we forturates-or unfortunates, as time will de-
termine-did not meet the situations which arose.
We were dvorced from reality arid in a little ploy-
ground all of our own-the campus world where,
ha-cia, hey-hey, and the "you can't beat fun"
attitude rules supreme-we slowly learned that
there were troubles at home, depending upon how
soon Dad found it necessary to cut the monthly
allowance.
But college has been a wonderful four years for
young America. If momentary pleasure is the
ultimate aim then there can be no criticism. De-
pression-age youth has refused to face the truth,

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tion of, an adequate advisory system for first-year
men. One of the major purposes of the advisersI
should be to provide an introduction to the tutorial
system, since they offer a plausible, but as yet almost
unexploited, means towards this end.
Many advisers hold important academic positions
on the Faculty, and, consequently, have little time
to devote to the large number of advisees to whom
they are assigned. The advisers are obviously not
to blame: a busy professor cannot conceivably act in'

"Sure," he replied, Harry Kipke."
"Is that all?" was the disgusted
comeback of the guardian of the
auto ban.
* * *
The Student Council has been
working for some time on a plan
that will entirely revolutionize
student government at the Univer-
sity. So far they have not got very

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