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SUNDAY, JULY 20, 1924

Published every morning except Monday
during the summer session.
Member of the Associated Press. The As-
sociated Press is exclusively entitled to the
%se for republication of all news dispatches
credited to it or not otherwisecredited in
this paper and the local news published here-
Entered at the postoffice, Ann Arbor,
Michigan, as second class matter.
Subscription by carrier or mail, $t.o.
Offices: Ann Arbor Press Building.
Communications, if signed as evidence of
good faith, will be published in The Summer
Daily at the discretion of the Editor. Un-
signed' communications will receive no con-
sideration. The signature may be omitted in
publication if desired by the writer. The
Summer Daily does not necessarily endorse
the sentiments expressed in the communica-
Telephones 2414 and 176M
News Editor...........Robert S. Mansfield
Chairman of the Editorial Board......
............... .Andrew E. Propper
City Edito;r............Verena Moran
Night Editor..t.......Frederick K. Sparrow
Telegraph Editor......... Leslie S. Bennetts
Womens' Editor.............Gwendolyn Dew
Louise Barley Marian Kolb
Rosalea Spaulding Wexley B. Krouser
Marion Walker J. Albert Laansma
Dwight Coursey Marion Meyer
Marthat Chase Mary Margaret Miller
Wray A. Donaldson Matilda Rosenfeld
G;.eneva Ewing Dorothy Wall
Maryland E. Ilartloff.
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Circulation Manager.......Lauren C. Haight
Publication Manager........ C. Wells Christie
Account Manager.............Byron Parker
Florence E. Morse Florence McComb
Charles L. Lewis Maryellen Brown
SUNDAY, JULY 20, 1924
"When I was young I had need
of frequent self-solicitations and
admonitions to keep me to my
duty; gayety and health, it is
said, do not so well agree with
those grave and serious medita-
tions; I am at present in an-
other condition; indispositions
of age do but too much adver-
tise and preach to me. From the
the excess of sprightliness I am
fallen into that gravity, which is ;
more troublesome; and for that
reason purposely suffer myself
to run into some little liberties
and sometimes unbend my mind
with youthful and foolish
thoughts, in which to divert it- ;
I am grown now but too full,
too 'heavy, and too ripe; my
years read every day new lec-
tures to me of coldness and
temperance. . . . Wisdom has its
excesses, and has no less need of
moderation than folly. There- l
fore, lest I should wither, dry
up, and overcharge myself with
prudence, in the intervals and
truces which my infirmities al-
low, I gently decline it, and turn
away my eyes from the stormy
and frowning sky I have before
me, and amuse myself in the re-
miembrance of my past youth.
Let fancy look forward and
age backward: Is not this the
significance of Janus' double
face? Let years haul me along
if they will, but it shall be back

The Economic Man is a creature of
the imagination. It was probably be-
cause of him that Carlyle called econ-
omics the "dismal" science. There was
a time when economists flattered them-
selves that they had solved the whole
problem of existence. They studied
the material life of man and observed
the rules that governed it; they ob-
served the working of money, the
functions of labor, the uses of land,
and the advantages of capital; they
formulated weighty laws regarding the
advantages of large scale production,
specialization, and free trade; and
their conversation was full of jaw-
breaking phrases such as "diminish-
ing returns," "comparative costs" and
other ystic balderdash.
Then, having discovered the rules
of material existence, economists pro-
ceeded to build up an abstraction
which they called the Economic Man.
This was a being motivated solely by
the desire for food, clothing, and
shelter. He calculated his every move
wholly in monetary terms, carefully
distinguishing "effective" and "gen-
eric" importance, never working too
far down on the scale of diminishing
xeturns, fully aware Qf the advaut-

ages of co-operation and specializa-
tion in his family life.
To economists, man had ceased to
be a creature of fears, loves, emotions,
.prejudices, passions, hopes, ambitions,
and aspirations. He became an ani-
mated machine and they talked about
him as though he were really a ma-
chine whose whole course of exist-
ence might be charted and his happi-
ness assured simply by the applica-
tion of their laws.
Nowadays we study economics but
no wise economists will attempt to
solve life on the basis of materialism.
He realizes that man is a curious crea-
ture who possesses something vague
-a soul, or call it what you will. He
takes into consideration the fact that
man will not always act for his own
comfort, and even go hungry; that he
is often extraordinarilv tenacious of
his beliefs and prejudices; in brief,
that man cannot be set in motion like
a mechanism and told to run.
But the non-economic man is a far
more interesting creature. Fortun-
ately for the human race, the Econ-
omic Man did not last long.
On Tuesday,bthesSummer School
students will be asked to contribute
to the fund for the maintenance of
the boys' summer fresh air camp,
conducted at Patterson lake under the
direction of the Student Christian as-
sociation. Three hundred dollars are
hoped for as a result of the sale of
the tags. This sum is necessary if the
camp is to be continued.
The slogan of the day will be "Send
a kid to camp!" The Fresh Air camp
conducted by the University of Mich-
igan is an institution worthy of the
support of students. The gift of busi-
ness men friends, it affords an oppor-
tunity for boys.of the poor classes of
Detroit, juvenile court cases, to spend
a few days vacation where they oth-
erwise would have none, and to come
in contact with University men, a
fact which may be measured ultimate-
ly in the result of many of them ac-
quiring the desire for a University
education that may bring them to the
institutions of higher learning.
(Baltimore Evening Sun)
Government, the word, the idea, the
abstraction which embodies ideals of
law and order, safety, prosperity and
swift punishment visited upon those
who would destroy it, is one thing.
Government in practical operation,
alas! is another. Little Americans,
from the time that they rare able to
lisp the word until they are old enough
to have doubts, are taught that gov-
ernment is the bulwark of their libert-
ies, the rock upon which our present
well-being and future hopes are build-
ed. Older Americans observe the ef-
fort of government to function, and
find there is as much difference be-
tween the theory of government and
actual government as there is between
the automobile catalogue and the auto-
Naturally these sentiments are based
on something. Two somethings, in
fact. They were picked casually, as it
were, from one ptage of The Sun of
even date.
In the one instance it appears that
the Congress of the United States in
the fullness of its wisdom passed an
immigration law which it is now the
duty of the Department of Labor to

enforce. But it also appears that no-
body in the Department of Labor or
the State Department or any other de-
partment knows what the darned thing
means, and won't until Congress in the
fullness of its wisdom passes another
law explaining it.
In the other instance it appears that
the Tariff Commission has been torn
asunder over the ethics of members
sitting in on cases in which the deci-
sion will affect their pecuniary inter-
ests. To settle that vexed question
Congress in the fullness of its wisdom
nassed a special act, definitive and ex-
planatory. And now the Tariff Com-
mission has not only the ethical ques-
tion but the act of Congress to un-
tangle, a problem further complicated
to a condition of hopelessness by an
opinion of the Comptroller-General.
Such is government in action. To
hold it in contemplation for long at a
time would be enough to shake the
faith of the fathers who created it..
Unless something is done to prevent
those of this day and generation from
gazing at the thing long and earnestly,
it is going to be hard to make them
swallow even the theory of govern-
ment. Perhaps we will have to admin-
ister it to the young mixed in an ice-
cream soda, or at least coax little
Johnny to shut his eyes and hold his

To the Editor:
The co-ed that wentto Michigant
had two dreams-one a nightmare and
one a dream of peace. Looking back,
and attempting to analyse these
dreams all authorities agreed that the
time spent in Michigan, both (luring
the regular year, and during the Sum-
mer Session, had effected the sub-
conscious mind of the girl, and she
lived again in the time she had spent
in the great institution which pro-
duces wisdom.
The nightmare had a bad effect on
the co-ed. It made her snobbish,
and rather cynical. The story of the
nightmare seemed to stretch over
about eight months, from September
to June. During that time the word
"co-ed" became an anathema. It's
used implied a girl without brains who
came to Ann Arbor to snare the un-
watchful male. It made certain groups
of men bar her from their company7,
the same men who at home were her
friends. Friendships of long standing
were broken because she chose Mich-
igan as her Alma Mater. Her girl
friends who went to western schools
were imported for parties, and were
praised as being wise enough to stay
away from Michigan.
Of course she made many friends
among the male students-those who
realized that the day when men and
women may meet on equal grounds
on the educational field, and who re-
spected her wisdom in selecting Mich-
igan as the place to form a foundation
for her life. The attitude of the Pres-
ident of the University was one pro-
ductive of good results among many
of the students. On the other hand
there were certain professors who
forwarded the attitude of ridicule to-
ward womanhood.
'In one class the professor daily
scorned women in his lectures. Men
sat laughing at jokes that held up
in no way the ideal to which educated
men should cling, regarding the wo-
men who occupy a place in the world
they were working towards.
The whole attitude of the Universi-
ty was one of "rassing the co-ed."
Men that approached here were suppos-
ed at once to turn into tea-hounds,
and no longer be manly products of
a great University. The girl who was
undergoing the nightmare came to
have less and less respect, both for
womanhood which she represented,
and the intelligence of manhood
which was demonstrated to her daily.
She became cynical, and scornful o
attaining friendships among men about
her. The school year passed, and in-
terest in her studies became mixed
with attempts to gain an acquaintance
with and try to get the viewpoint of,
the men in her school.
Then in June the girl dreamed a
dream that changed her ideals. She
came to the Summer Session of the
University. The place was not the
same. The co-ed was accepted on
equal terms. Every place was open
to her. A saner view of life and re-
lationships between man and woman
became realized.
In the classroom, and on the cam-
pus the "co-ed" was not scorned. She
was a part of the life that was live
about her. She regained confidence
in herself and in men's intelligence.
She gained a view of what Univer-
sity life can be like when men lose
the prejudices of former years, an
forget the traditions that were es-

tablished 50 years ago, and should
have been discarded 25 years ago.
The question which now arises is
whether the co-ed will be able to
retain this new view when she returns
to school next year? Will the night-
mare continue or will there be a
change toward the co-ed's dream?
Will the University ever become a
place where normal relations be-
tween men and women will be up-
held, and a striving towards the ideals
of the best in womanhood be observ-
ed? Where bide-bound prejudices

are broken, and old-time traditions be
allowed to go by the ways?
G. D.I
Let us learn to see, but without
looking too closely at things and men;
they look better from a distance.
Women do not mind ill-usage se

much, because the strongest position
for a womai is that of a victim.
The reputation of a thousand years
can be determined by the conduct of
bne hour.
A sorrow is an itching place that is
made worse by scratching.

Perhaps the trouble with old age
is that few persons know how to be
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