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the smoothest course is to let things remain fund-
amentally static.,
During the past ten years, growth has been
taken for granted; present hard times are teaching
that there are other forms of change besides
growth; some time Michigan may learn this; then
institutions and offices now taken for granted will
be re-examined, re-evaluated.

Editorial Comment
(Indiana Daily Student)
That academic grades are not a
true measure of students' ability
but probably are the best that can
be hoped for under the present
plan of education, has been pointed
out in statements made by deans
Of four uiniver gitiP ton En ztp

Love and the Faculty.
No Pets Allowed.
By Barton Kane
Professor Wood is a pretty good

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John W. Pritchard
Brackley Shaw
- Fred A. Huber
stanley W. Arnheim
Edward Andrews
Hyman J. Aronstam
A. Ellis Ball
Charles G larndt
J ames Bautchat
onald R. Bird
Donald F. Bkanert
Willard E. B laser
Charles It. rownson
C. Garritt Buting
Arthur W. Carstens
Jessie L. Barton
leanor B. mIIM
Jane H. Brucker
Miriam Carver
Beatrice Collins
Alary 3. Copemnan
Louise Crandall
Mary M. Duggan

Glenn R. Winters
S horn : v Connellatn
C. . art Schaaf
Sports Assistants
P~oland Mairtin
Theodore K. Cohen
Robert S. I)entsch
Donall Elder
Robert I ;noel
Albert Friedman
E';d ,rd A. Genz
FIsirold CI ross
Eric If~ll
John C. (lealey
Ftbert I. Iliewett
M. 11. iggxins
Prudence Foster
Alice Gilbert
(arol .. Hannan
Therese R. icherman
F rances Alanchester
,II:.tbetli Mann'T1
~d ith 1. A; aples
Nliarie Metzger
Telephone 21214

Joseph W. Renihan
=. Jerome Pettit

Albert NewmanI

Alexander Hirschfeld
Walter [E. Morrison
Ward D. Morton
Robert Rnwitch
Alvin Schleifer
G. Edwin Sheidrick
Robert W. Thiorne
George Van Vleck
Cameron Walker
Robert S. Ward
GUy M. Whipple, Jr.
W. Stoddard White
Marie J. Murphy
Margaret C. Phalan
Sarah K. Rucker
Marion Shepard
Beverly Stark
Alma \Vadsworth
A arorie Western
Josephine Woodhans

-- ______- A G R A H A M s u er' s Ok) an Las ern s a
MAiiTHA GRAHAM college newspaper. Two of the four fellow. A few days ago, John Hoad,
A Review by William J. Gorman would favor abolishing the close one of his students asked him if it
In a letter to The Dial after the first London grading of students, simply using would be possible for him to take
performance of the "Sacre de Pritemps," T. S. Eliot the term failed, passed or excellent his examination a few days early
wrote: "Frazer's Golden Bough can be read as a reve- to denote the final standing of the because he wanted to go to Virginia
lation of that vanished mind of which our mind is student each term. with his girl.
a continuation." This was the key to his own poem In commenting on the present Professor Wood said he might let
The Waste Land which contains all the emotional system of grading college students, him go if his girl came to his office
horror implicit in that interpretation of Frazer. With Dean W. H. Wannainaker of Duke and asked for permission. Hoad
his precise technique of irony, Eliot showed "the dis- university takes a stand favoring brought his girl over; pushed her
credited religious forms emerging against a back-
a "quality" requirement for grad- into the office; got permission to
ground of our new secular faith." He crossed many utoiamc sasml un ot igna
threads of ancientriulndrmnewtbtso uation, inasmuch as a simple quan-' go to Virginia.
thed facetritual and romance with bits ofj
modern existence; the result being itself a sort of tity requirement is vicious and in * * *
ritual which evoked the most typa sense puts a premium on medio- William Gorman, music and dra-
ritul wichevokd te mst ypical emotional crity. He believes that every stu- m rtc ett e ataGa
aspects of the contemporary spirit, its disillusion, itssy ma critic, went to see Martha Gra-
apathy, its feeble groping toward new water, its in- dent should make at least a C" ham Wednesday night; wrote half
tense exasperation and disappointment with the average, a column review; became temper-
results of its revised, secular attitudes. The personal Dean H. E. Hawkes of Columbia mental; tore up his work; said he
mood of the poet, implicit throughout and giving college, Columbia university, be- would go and see Martha Graham
singleness of tone, was a deeply spiritual mood in lieves that a grade received in a again before he made any com-
i~iglessofton, ws . depl situlmoincollege course ought not to reflect mns
which the death of the spirit is plaintively mourned the instrcor .ougmntonc*ments,
and its rebirth quietly hoped for. Since then, Mr.,in the nstudts behavior court-
Eliot has found what is called a 'refuge' in organizedi-oMargaret Z.WindhamSorosis
religion, which has dictated to him the mode and!esy, industry, regularity of attend- M
ance or anything else excepting his pledge, lives on the fifth floor of
the rationale for renouncing those aspects of con- accomplishment in all of the work Jordan hall. Breaking the ruling
temporary life which disgusted him. assigned in the course. At best says about co-eds having pets, Canine
The obvious seriousness of Miss Graham's interest an Hawkes, a college mark is a Lover Windham brought a Boston
in Primitive Mysteries," implies, it seems to me, a very rough measure. He prefers a Bull puppy up to her room. The
renunciation. The program is not without sugges- system which involves four, or at girls at Jordan were so delighted
tion of a reason either; for with admirable precision most, five letters or else thenotifi- with the dog that they played with
and thoroughness she makes her criticism of the m it continually. Finally the dog ot
cations-failed, passed, excellent,. tcniuly ial h o o
contemporary feminine social equipment (Petulancei sick, all over one of the girls. Miss
Remorse, Politeness, Vivacity) and of the two insin-ion in eo Windham got rid of the up
cere and superficial simplifications (Optimism and ment of a more appropriate atti-' -
Pessimism). These dances were eminently successful tude on the part of the student to
satire and one believes Miss Graham could extendJ, p
this type of comment, if she chose, to include a good ward the opportunities for a sub- s w u n g Mosher-Jordan hall to
deal of what exasperated the early Eliot. stantial education which the col- State Street by his "six feet of mas-
In her most serious dances, Miss Graham turns leges may afford. Such is the opin- culine charm" and blonde wavey
Innher most sri ou 's dncsissGrhamur Iion of Dean L. P. Eisenhart of hair" haiun nct.1ranth,
LU~~~~hi"hs ie a A)IIUiti1 0.L1c.UvitiiienIIIU01Wthi

you had when YOU


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the stove

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were a bride!"

CHARLES T. KLINE ........................ Business Manage,
NORRIS P. JOHNSON . ................... Assistant Manages!
Department Managers
Advertising.........-......-...-.-.............Vernon Bishop
Advertising Contracts.......................... ..Harry R. Begley
Advertising Service............................Byron C. Vedde,
Publications .................................William T. Brown
Accounts'...........................,...... Richard Strateneit
Women's Business Manager............Ann W. Vernon


even the most expensive homes,
in your day, ever had a stove like
this! I can't believe that such a
lovely range can cost so little to
buy and operate. Brides today are
lucky-even with a modest budget,
they can afford an Electrochef.
"There are so many superior fea-
tures about electric cooking that
I wouldn't be without it. The
cleanliness, the convenience, the

Irvil Aronson
Gilbert F. Bursley
Allen Clark
Robert Finn
Arthur E. Kohn
Bernard Schnacke
Grafton W. Sharp
Donald A. Johnson,
Dean Turner

Don Lyon
lternard i. Good
Donnia Becker
Maxine Fischgrund
Ann (;alhmeyer
Katherine Jackson
Oorothy l ayiin
IlVirginia AlcCromb

Caroline Mosher
Helen Olson
Helen Schmde
a a Seefried
Ifelen Spencer
Kathryn Spencer
Kathryn Stork
Clare Unger
Mary Elizabeth Watts

coolness, the better flavor and
healthfulness-all these things are
reasons why electric cooking is
the finest that money can buy. And
the ElectroGhef is truly modern
-its graceful, flowing lines and
distinctive appearance set it apart
from other stoves. I'm prouder of
my Electrochef than anything else
in my kitchen!"


to a consdaeration oxthatPvanisieeminoonuwievst
our mind is a continuation,' exploring and recon-= Princeton university
structing its attitudes and forms. As the anthro- western nddison Hibbard of North-
pologists have shown, primitive religion was enor-u
mously complex. At some times, the primitive be- there are two divergent attitudes
leved in the presence within his own tribe of a man- towards the importance of grades.
god to whom was attributed magical power. The One school holds for extreme em-
tribe believed in the real and resistless potency of phasis on grades, arguing thatI
his incantations and on certain occasions of desire without grades the incentive for
i a student's work is removed. A sec-
the members would group around him and support!- - , -


A Budget Cut That
PaCigies Everyod~y
M ORE than a week ago with the announce-
ment of salary readjustments the University
felt the first big shock from the reduction in the
state appropriations. Dr. Ruthven is to be con-
gratulated on having brought the University
through this trying crisis with a minimum of con-
troversy, for the status quo has been maintained
so perfectly that, while almost no one is satisfied
with the cut, on the other hand very few can ob-
ject to it on grounds of having lost their positions.
A month, before the cut was made we tried to
point out that the impending reduction offered a
great opportunity for strengthening the institution
through drasic cutting out of offices and depart-
ments which had not proved their worth. A
chance to rebuild Michigan along stronger and
more fundamental lines was offered. We feel now
that this chance has been lost, for the salary cut
was in effect a blanket reduction which cut out
nothing, offered no new realignment of University
progress, and left the whole University much the
same except that it has been weakened throughout.
A preliminary announcement of the reduction
promised a great deal. Dr. Ruthven stated, "We
have made a detailed study of the whole situa-
tion." It was also announced that the case of each
individual had been studied as a problem in itself
and as an integral part of the general situation.
Yet when the final announcement of the revised
budget appeared we were surprisd to read that the
number of courses in the catalogue had remained
essentially the same and that the number of faculty
changes was no greater than those taking place
in other years. As a politic measure to meet a bad
situation with the least amount of outcry from the
faculty the cut has been a decided success, yet
we can not help feeling that as a constructive step
toward building a stronger and healthier Michigan
the salary reduction has failed signally.
To avoid the charge of excessive generalization
and to try and show where the present set up
might have been improved we will point to the
budgets of certain colleges. Some colleges have
accomplished much on relatively small budgets;
other colleges have spent much and done little. If
the number of faculty changes are no greater than
in ordinary years, it should be safe to assume that
the percentage of funds alloted each college will
be the same under the new budget as it is now.
At present the Law school spends annually
$158,000 and graduates annually about 155 stu-
dents which means a cost of slightly more than a
thousand dollars a graduate. The school of For-
estry and Conservation spends $90,000 a year and
graduates about 12 men a year or a cost of $7,500
per graduate. The would-be keeper of the forest
wealth of the nation here may well ponder over
the idea that his education has cost the state more
than six times that of a mere student in the college
of Literature, Science and the Arts. Foresters are
useful but, even so, only God can make a tree.
..The school of Education is too large a subject
for cursory treatment; however let us examine one
item on its budget, the University High School.

him in a dance-ritual, the power of which would
produce the desired effects. At other times, the prim-
itive would hypostatize the things he feared, then
worship and supplicate those hypostatizations and
thus reduce his fear.
Whatever else she believes about these processes,
Miss Graham must think that the various rituals1
which sprung from them include and integrate into,
rich forms much -that is fundamental in the mind?
and body of man. This is the only excuse for study-j
ng the forms, for reworking and sublimating themj
into her own dance-designs. Unless, for example, anl
'Incantation', when enacted, expresses fundamentalI
attitudes-invariants throughout all cultural and
social contexts-the criticism that the 'idea of anj
incantation' is folly would be a relevant and in some !
sense final criticism.E
T~rtha rriPr nt l at fthera is nnuestion that

ond school places-little or no em-
phasis on grades, but argues that
the reward of work accomplished
should be enough for the student
and 'that, after all, the professor
can only estimate in a rather un-
successful manner what he thinks
to be the quality of the students.
These le realize that grades
should t be an cnd in taemseives
and that, after all, they have very
little to do with life as it is lived.
Dean Hibbard leans to the latter
group, and would be satisfied with
four or even three grades: excel-
lent, passed and failed.
As long as the human element
enters into the meting out of

campus. He no longer goes to Stu-
dent Council meetings. but spends
his time on the golf links and
thinking about getting married as
soon as he gets his diploma.
There are approximately three
members of the baseball team that
wish they had never played football
for the University. These men will
be unable to go to Japan with the
team this summer. They have to
stay in Ann Arbor and train for
* * *
Donal Haines, tin soldier collec-
tor, is first a sportsman, second, a
journalism instructor. Thursday
night, during the final examination
period, the room became filled with
June bugs who had been attracted
by the bright lights. Fun Lover
Haines allowed the class to ad-
journ; swatted June bugs; hit them
on the rise.



Installed, ready to cook. Balance small
monthly payments. Sales under these con-
ditions to Detroit Edison customers only.


Miss Graham's "Primitive Mysteries" meet this test. grades, which undoubtedly will be h
To begin with, the rhythms she achieves when she forever, there probably will be nodOn t tpage of the new 'Ensian
taks te pimtiv's eliios ipules s er oin Esingle, scientific solution to the devoted to the story of the early
ta departure are tremendously, however vaguely,oit problem of grades. The general co-ed, it is stated that she died last
>f dparureare remndosly howvervagely tendency in recent years has been year having entered the University
'tirring. One general thing she does superbly i to abandon the practice of hairline in 1771. Whew! Even if there had
'Incantation" and "Ceremonial." With the primitive'sp e arinben Uvrs fMch
effort to bring about effects by the sheer force of grading. Many colleges and uni- been a University of Michigan in
ais ritual as her subject, Miss Graham is able to versities have, even in the last year, markable still require a re-
reveal the body's powers of concentration and intens- I adopted the system of three grades, mrabelongevity td make this
y.erethod, generallyis culirlytwe adated excellent, passed and failed, true. Further, on another page is
ty. Her method, generally, is peculiarly well adapted E eeec oabto cligb
IEven in the three grade system a reference to a bit of sculping by
to this. As John Martin puts it: "Miss Graham has there undoubtedly are yet some Avard Fairbanks, called "Stature of
built her physical system upon the basis of percus-flas A perfect sysm illo a Girl." It would really have been
Aive movement-a stroke of muscular effort and its fas efc ytmwl o
onsequent vibrations of recovery." That is, through- be effected until we reach that far- I easier for Mr. Fairbanks to just
sut we are either experiencing a sharp, insistent, off Utopia. And, in the words of write down "five feet, two" or some-
ccentual thrust or simultaneously recovering from Dean Hibbard, "the ideal college, thing if he wanted to indicate her
neand expctings othermutone. Tesen anxiet, composed of an ideal faculty and stature instead of making a whole
mne and expecting another one. Tenseness, anxiety,anielsuntbdwldcr statue about it.
utter absorption in the task Miss Graham conveys to an ideal student body, would cer-
perfection: in "Incantation" with the nervously tamly pitch all grades out of the * * *
tamped circle at the base of upstretched imploring window at the first meeting of the
o'loc clas o Mndaymor- O~n the program for Martha Gra-
uands; in Ceremonials" with a huge, awkward angle ham we noticed that Bobbie Hen-
aeld in suspense and aching for its resolution into ing' derson had gushed at some length

the quick wide falls which Miss Graham executed I
with such perfection.
The other dances in the "Primitive Cycle" were
'Offering" and "Dolorosa." The Primitive's offering
was as simple and warm as the opening out of a bud.:
The Primitiv's experience of Evil was harsh and be-;
wildered; in this dance Miss Graham was bold and'
unsparing in pure ugliness of sculpture and motion;
the primitive was ignorant of means to palliate evil, <
of means to deceive himself.
Miss Graham's most important group-composi-
tions, I understand, are similarly based on Primitive
Mysteries. This interest of hers, I am convinced,
promises to be exceedingly important. The process
she, as a dancer, can achieve would seem to be
something like the following: she can lead our pas-t

(Ohio State Lantern)
University graduates who will be
endeavoring soon to sell themselves
to employers should go about the
task intelligently.
Merely hunting a job never gets
anyone very far. The graduate
should take an inventory of himself
and determine what he has to sell.
Then he must proceed to locate a
demand for, his services.
He ought to advance systemati-
cally in selling his capital to the
employer. His capital consist of

about how Miss Graham dancing
consisted of arrested circles which
the audience was supposed to com-
plete in their minds. There are
enough wheels turning in the
minds of most of us right now,
without having Miss Graham to go
and start a lot more.
Marie "Mah-ree" Abbot, fresh-
man daughter of English professor
and Christian Science Monitor cor-
respondent Waldo, ran into diffi-
culties recently with her Plymouth
roadster. The new juggernaut of
thi tnic1rn i nnic vinan~

sional lives into an awareness of our bodies; to an
awareness of those elements in our bodies which
made the body (what was always considered) the'
best communicative medium for primitive religious
impulses; and thus to an understanding, not 'no-i
tional' but 'real', of those exhibitions which anthro-
pologists have been finaing and describing. Miss'
Graham ca4i relieve the horror of the paradox, byj
revealing the elements of identity between that which
is 'vanished' and that which is 'present'.
"Serenade" was, for the reviewer, confusing. It
had to do with Pierrot but one was unable to decide
what the point of approach was. The usual thing
consists of depicting with great joy-in-the-process
the springhtly attitudinising of this conventionalised
character. What Miss Graham was doing was not
pl~ai' Tt i ininnecvab~olp that eho was ex~nroe~qino'

education and experience, and UI~U~La1IhJ1U i ~fhJt
inepedesran majority on campus
edu ction a d expesinc e ,wiandb was stolen; later, it was returned.
based. It is rumored that somebody want-
But education and experience ed to cross the street once in safety.
alone cannot always clinch the job. . Incidentally, the Plymouth has
The applicant must have energy inoreased facilities for making
and ability to perform efficiently Mah-ree s victims wrathy. It car-
any task assigned to him plus a ries two bird" horns; the De Soto,
willingness to work. I traded in recently, had only one.
Personal appearance often goes
far toward securing a position. The Examinations are getting harder
job seeker should appear clean and every year. This year the univer-
have his clothes pressed. Charac- sity has added to the already diffi-
ter and reputation of the gradu- cult game of finding out where and
ate are also graded heavily by em- when the final ordeals are to take
ployers. 'place. They have reduced (as an
Finally the graduate should be economy measure) the number of

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