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March 01, 1940 - Image 6

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Students hlandle Own Affairs
At Democratic Antioch College
By WILLIAM ELMER intramural entirely, while much more
Little-known outside the Middle emphasis is placed on academic work.
West is Antioch College in Yellow Free Student Government
Springs, Ohio. Yet this self-styled Students are not supreme in their
"experiment in education and student carrying out of the phases of extra-
democracy" can well stand as proud curricular activities, though. For
evidence that students are able to only from the highest authority, the
successfully handle their own affairs Board of Trustees, comes any author-
with little help from their elders. ity. That is the literal interpretation
This liberal arts college was found- of the rules. Yet the Board has found
ed in the middle of the last century that best results in the working-out
by a small group of citizens of Yel- of the many problems confronting
low Springs who invited Horace Mann students are obtained when groups
to come as president. Mann was a are given free sway with no strings
liberal, but intolerant of anything he attached.
considered liable to corrupt the minds The entire system, in. the words of
of youth. Accordingly, his dicipli- the president, indicates that students
nary methods were in themselves should have more than a superficial
unique, share in the formation and adminis-
Mann died in 1859, leaving Anti- tration of college policy. "Students
och to continue as a living product will assume responsibilities beyond
of his thoughts. For sixty years after the usual peripheral activities if given
his death Antioch's reputation waned the opportunity to do so ; and after
as did its resources. But in 1920, all, most college policies are matters
Arthur Morgan arrived as president, of intimate and ultimate student
with novel ideas and energy. He concern."
swung into action and laid the im-
mediate bases for the present well-
developed student government. Architects Discuss Plans
Has Cooperative Government To Form Institute Branch
There is, however, a big difference
between the usual form of student Organization of a junior branch of
government and that existing at Anti- the American Institute of Architects
och. Cooperative in form, the Com- will be discussed at 4:00 p.m. today
munity Government of Antioch Col- in Room 246 of the College of Archi-
lege includes not only students, but tecture and Design.
faculty and administration members. Recently the National Association
In the words of the present presi- of the AIA drew up temporary plans
dent, A. D. Henderson, "Antioch's ob- for forming a student branch, open
jective is to aid the student in all to junior and ,senior architectural
phases of personal growth: in indi- students.
vidual and social effectiveness; in an
understanding of man's physical and The average attendance at a col-
social environment ..." lege football game this year was 22,-
The essence of the Antioch system 733,

Second Union
Bridge Contest
Contestants Will Compete
For Individual Prizes;
Prof. Muyskens To Talk
The second All-Campus bridge
tournament, to be conducted by the
Union will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tues-
dy, in the main ball room of the build-
ing, according to Harold Singer, '41,
of the executive staff.
The three winning teams in this
contest will be awarded individual
prizes as well as becoming eligible
for the all campus team receiving the
greatest number of points in two of
the year's three contests. Thus it is
not necessary to have entered the
first tournament to win the main
Topic for Prof. John Muyskens
speech on hobbies to be given Tues-
day, will be "Hobbies in a Turmoil."
The topic, Professor Muyskens said,
will give him opportunity to' explain
it. The talk, conducted under the aus-
pices of the Union, will be followed by
an exhibition by the newly organized
Model Airplane Hobby Club.
Students who offered books for sale
in the Union's Student Book Exchange
for the second semester were urged
to call for their unsold texts. Quite
a few have not yet been picked up,
according to Bob Ulrich, '41.
Sunday, March 3, 8 A.M.
Tickets $3.50, Round Trip
1109 South University Phone 6565

Display In Library
Features Volumes,
Prints OfCarlyle
An extensive display comprising
half a hundred volumes and a few
prints taken from the 600 items ofj
the Samuel Jones Gargoyle collec-;
tion in the possession of the Univer-
sity has been arranged in the front
corridor of the Main Library.
"Sartor Resartus," Carlyle's sol-
emn nineteenth century satire of
English society, appears in the ex-
hibit in four or five editions, one of
them printed in a limited number of
copies for distribution among Car-
lyle's personal friends. The essay
first appeared in Frazier's Magazine
in 1833.
Though Carlyle's pen produced a
few works which became popular,
the author's fame rests substantially
on his voluminous scholarly works
and political writings. Over a period
of ten years or more he gathered
material from hundreds of volumes
to produce his History of Frederich
II of Prussia. He spent as much time
in preparation of his History of the
French Revolution. First editions of
both these works are included

(Continued- rrom Page1)
ed the fallacies of "attaining social-
ism either by social democracy or
revolutionary socialism." Social de-
.nocracy, he said, "ended in futility
because nowhere was it able to meet
the forces of reaction." Revolution-
ary socialism, on the other hand,
"starting out with all the ideals of
humanism and democracy, gradually
developed into pure totalitarianism,"
he claimed.
Corey is the author of "Decline of
Capitalism" and "House of Morgan."
He has contributed to "Annals of
the American Academy of Political
and Social Sefence, "The Forum,"
and numerous other periodicals.


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