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T HE permission granted recently by
the Senate Committee on Student
Affairs to freshmen, allowing them to move into
their fraternity houses at the beginning of the
second semester if they make sufficiently good
grades and get their parents' consent increases the
the obligation of the house to its freshmen as well
as offering houses an oppportunity to refute the
widespread criticism of the fraternity system for
failing to realize its full potentialities along the
lines of scholastic guidance.
No one expects that fraternity houses will throw
the full weight of their authority over their new
men towards turning them into grinds, but it is
not to be denied that the men who came here
with the primary purpose of studying the courses
offered at the University should not be allowed to
lose the best part of their college life, and perhaps
all of it, as freshmen- often permit themselves to
do. A required minimum amount of studying under
the supervision of older students familiar with
the subject, a good example in habits of studying,
and advice in the selection of material for review
work will help the freshmen with his new situation.
On the score of criticism of the fraternity sys-
tem as a whole for failing to realize its full poten-
tialities, it may easily be said that hardly a meet-
ing of deans, a conference of fraternity leaders,
or a fraternity convention is held that does not
bring forth a speech striking at the failure of
houses to pay attention to the primary function
of college - study. Fraternities at Michigan vary
widely in grades, attitudes, and scholarship super-
vision, but their obligation to their freshmen and
to their freshmen's parents remain the same -the
obligation to see that they get all out of college
that they can.
Musical Eventst
Fantasie: Weihnacht in der uralten
Marienkirche zy Kraku.......Nowowiejski
Christmas ...........................Foote
Partita on Jesu Meine Freude ...... Walther
Choral Prelude on "Jesu Meine Freude".. Bach
Chor Fugue and Chorale on "Jesu
Meine Freude"................Karg-Elert
Christmas Chimes................ d'Antalffy
Alsatian Noel: Sleep well, Thou
Heavenly Child ............ Guilmant (arr.)
Communion for Midnight Mass........ Hure
Walloon Christmas Rhapsody.........Ferrari
THERE'S music in the air! Palmer Christian
has chosen this Christmas program with es-
pecial care to include all nationalities and all ages.
The first, the Fantasie, is based on Polish airs,
while the last, the Walloon Rhapsody utilizes
carols from the Netherlands region. Foote's Christ-
mas contains three traditional English carols.
The Hure "Communion for Midnight Mass" was
used by Mr. Christian when he gave the opening
recital on the organ at St Mary the Virgin, last
January. Mr. Christian considers it a particularly
exquisite thing.
The feature of the program, if such a thing
there is among the many Christmas selections, is
the Chorale "Jesu, Meine Freude" which will be
presented in three settings, one by Walther a con-
temporary of Bach, a second by Bach himself, and
the third, by a present-day German, Karg-Elet.
Walther's is a set of nine variations, Bach's is a
simple portrayal emphasizing the mystical signifi-
cance, while Karg-Elert's seems to portray the
"glorious magniture of the meaning of Christmas."
This recital, if nothing else, will surely create
the spirit of Christmas for you.
The first concert of the annual Christmas Music
Festival given Monday night in Holland, Michigan,
in which the School of Music Trio and the Uni-
versity Symphony Orchestra participated, was a
great success, according to word received from Dr.
Earl V. Moore yesterday. The trio composed of
Wassily Besekirsky, violinist, Hanns Pick, 'cellist,
and Joseph Brinkman, pianist, played the Bee-
thoven Triple-Concerto in C major, to an enthusi-
astic audience. The orchestra assisted, under the
direction of Dr. Moore.
The orchestra performed three numbers which

it has given in Ann Arbor with success, equally
well: Prelude to Die Meistersinger: Wagner; "Un-
finished" Symphony: Schubert; and "Spanish
Rhapsody:" Chabrier.
Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous communications will be disre-
garded. The names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential upon request. Contribu-
tors are asked to be brief, confining themselves to
less than 500 words if possible.
To The Editor:
"The purpose of college life is not dancing and
the movies," as Dean Lloyd remarks in her recent
open letter. She also states that there was an
open letter. She also states that there was an un-
precedented number of warnings and probations
Furthermore, "there has been too much illness
due to fatigue." She has, doubtless, considered
these matters carefully and has access to informa-
tion which gives her reason to know whereof she
speaks. It is true that when our parents send
us to college, they expect us to gain some measure
of "success" in our college work. Or, if we are
living on $18.00 a month earned by the labour
of our hands we would like to "succeed." It is
too bad that success is measured by grades, isn't
Have you ever experienced the difficulties of

a lot of calorie energy or horse power and makes
for fatigue). We can even study our lecture notes.
But what if our professors don't believe in giving
us textbooks to memorize and consequently, ex-
pect us to .read a large number of references?
What if someone, who may have more time, gets
ahead of us by taking out most of the current
references over Saturday night and Sunday? If
we happen to be lucky enough to get such volumes
out on a week night we may have to stay up until
2 or 3 a.m. to make our luck worth while. If Lady
Luck is against us in the matter of reference
snatching, pity our poor grades! If she's with us
for a long stretch, how about fatigue and the
matter of staying awake during lectures?
It would be nice to know whether or not there
is any correlation between the "unprecedented
number of warnings" and the very much curtailed
library study hall hours. At best they were never
overwhelmingly generous. Have you ever inves-
tigated library hours and facilities in the Uni-
versity of California, for instance?
Our library has one of the finest collections of
books in the country but, oh how hard to get
a book that we want to use during our best time
for uninterrupted study. Our library is also a
quiet place in which we can study in peace before
12 p.m., but when we need such a place most, it is
It is true that there is a real and great difficulty
in meeting the expense of longer library hours and
better facilities for distributing reference books.
But if there is a possibility of effecting "success"
and health is it worth the price?
Most of the students will be very eager to take
advantage of even a small concession in hours
an facilities, especially during the month between
Christmas vacation and final examination: Please
try it and see what the results are, even at this
late date.
To the Editor: -
Elections were run off in about 9 schools and
usually in all 4 classes.
These elections were run off on successive Wed-
nesdays and were all completed early in No-
Elections were arranged by the Council for all
classes having pages in the 'Ensian last year. Any
other class could have an election arranged for it
by handing in a petition with the names of 10 of
its members or if it had less than 10 members,
with the names of at least three-fourths of said
members. Several classes availed themselves of
this privilege.
Eligibility lists were provided in some schools
by the recorder's office. In other schools a stu-
dent directory had to be used for checking names.
Identification of some sort was required. Candi-
dates from all factions were allowed to challenge
any voter or else requested to forever hold their
Each election was under the supervision and re-
sponsibility of a member of the Undergraduate
Council. These councilmen were ably assisted by
committeemen from the Michigan Union. The
Union committeemen in charge of these assist-
ants was Lewis Kearns, a junior, and he per-
formed his work very ably.
Ballots were placed in sealed ballot boxes and
were counted in the presence of all factions. A
final tabulation was always certified and signed
by representatives of all factions.
No complaints were registered and no recounts
or re-runs were necessary.
Class Committees
All needless class committees were eliminated
this year. Outside of special committees in a few
classes each class was permitted to have only a
finance committee and an executive committee.
In the literary college these two committees
could have 6 members, in the engineering college
5 members, and in all other schools 3 each.
The duty of the finance committee is to assist
the class treasurer in collecting dues. The ex-
ecutive committee performs any remaining func-
These committeemen have already been called
on as assistants in running the straw vote last
Each class has its dance committee. The Frosh
Frolic and Soph Prom were cut from 16 lits and
5 engineers to 10 lits and 3 engineers. The J-Hop
committeemen, being elective, are the same in
number as last year. The Senior ball was cut like

the two lower class dances. The J-Hop and Senior
Ball also have representatives from other col-
leges on their committees. All dance committee
chairmanships are in the engineering school this
All committee appointments were made within
one week.
It is hoped that more worthy functions can be
thought up during the coming year; if anyone has
any suggestions we would be glad to have them.
There will probably be a meeting of all class
committee men in the next month or so.
Straw Vote
Last month the Undergraduate Council con-
ducted a campus wide straw vote on 10 issues
worded in 26 questions.
The vote of over 3,450 was the highest ever
cast at Michigan, by 50 per cent.
This voting took place during the morning, aft-
ernoon, and evening, in ballot boxes at various
strategic places. A canvas was made of fraterni-
ties, sororities, and dormitories at dinner time
and voting was also carried on at the pep meeting.
The man in charge of the polling was Allen
McCombs of the Union Staff and much credit is
due him for the precise way in which the voting
was run off. Class committees furnished the per-
sonnel for the conduct of the election and for the
counting. They were assisted by a few Union
committeemen. These individuals all put in many
hours hard work and their names are being kept
on file at the Council offices.
Voters names were checked in student direc-
tories by placing the number of the ballot behind
the name of the individual and then checking di-
rectories at the end of the day. -Thus duplicate
ballots were thrown out.
No one can promise any action on these issues.

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Appearance Of
A New Council .

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T HE newly formed Co-operative
Council, which has evolved from
the original idea of co-ordinating those campus
groups most directly concerned with the necessi-
ties of needy students into one organization for
a good-will fund drive, is quite likely a bigger~
organization than its members at present realize.
In the first place, what was initially intended
to be simply a loose group working together has
become a bona fide organization with an impor-
tant purpose of its own. The individual campus
organizations which are members have, whether
they realize it or not, erected an organization
which is distinctly their superior.
In the second place, the new council gives every
indication of being permanent, and not merely
a loose confederation brought together for the
immediate purpose of raising money and distrib-
uting it among those who need it most. The
council itself apparently recognizes this fact, for
it says that its purpose is, besides the good-will
fund campaign, "to co-ordinate co-operative enter-
prises." And its preamble says it is "to promote
the social, economic, and- spiritual betterment of
all students of the University."
In the third place, the new council is composed
of those campus groups which were badly in need
of some organization which could give them all
representation and unify their objectives. In
this fashion the Co-operative Council is similar
to the Undergraduate Council. The former or-
ganization is composed of representatives from
worth-while campus activities in the same fashion
that the latter is, although the groups represented
are different in both cases, being much wider in
the new body. The new council thus has within
itself the power to take a position of 1great respect
and importance. The two organizations, repre-
senting as they do practically every group on
campus, should work together harmoniously, and
it is to the credit of the Undergraduate Council
that it has offered its services to the new body
in the coming good-will drive.
This importance which it is within the Co-op-
erative Council's power to attain, if it is properly
run, has attendant responsibilities. A number of
the organizations which are members of the new
body have distinguished themselves on campus
for their rather naive efforts to "play parliament."
They are kiddie organizations, with a good deal
to discuss and little to do. They are political
pretenders, and the sort of petty politics which
has too frequently characterized them is not
wanted f r o m the Co-operative Council. The

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