THE SUMMER MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, JUDY 13, 1930
THUM E __I_ DISUDY JL 3,13
Mi ~ir a anuug
Published every morning except Mondry
during the University Summer Session by,
the Board in Control of Student Publications.
T OASED ROLLS1
TOUR FRENDS AT
Well, this is getting us no where.
We've no more Toast to Roll conse-.
quently, we'll write our own books
column, since Mr. R. E. M. was
missing when last reported upon.
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City Editor............ Harold Warren, J:
Women's Editor............ Dorothy Mag
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Books Editor......... Russell E. McCrack4
Sports Edtor................ Morris Targ
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SUNDAY, JULY 13, 1930
"EXPERIMENT IN HUMANITIES
Why did Otto Wood betray tbt
solemn trust placed in him? Wh
did he escape for tWe fourth tim
in violation of his pledged word
Where is the sociologist, or psy
chiatrist, or criminologist who ca
answer the question?
Otto Wood, a convict imprisone
for murder, made three escapes i
rapid succession, but was recaptur
ed' almost immediately after eac
outbreak by the swift-moving ma:
hunters of the law. To the priso
authorities he was a problem, on
of 'the incorrigibles; for such a
these they have but one method
increasing the punishment. Woo
was incarcerated in the darkesi
foulest dungeon of the Centra
Prison at Raleigh, North Carolina
There he remained for twenty-si
Then a man of great huma
sympathy and broad understand
'ing of the lives and hopes of hi
fellow-men heard of Otto Wood
and was moved to attempt what h
called an "experiment in humani
ties"; the governor of he grea
state of North Carolina ordereda
special dispensaion to be made
and the prisoner was brought int
the upper prison to be permitte
the same privileges as the othe
inmates of the institution. The
governor asked him to pledge tha
he would not try to escape again
and the convict replied, "I'll neve
run away as long as you are gov-
ernor". As soon as the health
broken by his solitary confinement
had been restored, the "honor
prisoner, who 4bd ;sW eady beer
made an assistant in the canteen
escaped for the fourth time.
And the rest of the world, snug
in its own security, turns to it
text-books of psychology and so
ciology, or seeks out the authori
ties and the experts who profess to
know the answers to such prob
lems. Otto Wood, they say, is
tainted with insanity, or Ott
Wood is the victim of a complex se
of circumstances which gave bhin
no-ichoice but to be the man he is
or Otto Wood was so nurtured b
this :society into which he was bor
that he was not taught the prin-
ples of trust, honor, and sincerity
which are the property of norma
men. They have -given the same
answers in a thousand other cases.
We have appointed commissions
to study law enforcement; we have
bewailed through the mediums of
the press and the radio the ten-
dency of crime to increase; we have
increased the measure of punish-
ment with Baumes laws and others
of like nature. Is it possible that
we have bben taking the wrong atp-
titude toward the combatting of
A commission might well be
appointed to promote the doctrine,
not of law enforcement, but of
seThe Doctors Whoofie,
vs Michigan Daily,
Ann Arbor, Mich.
I suppose that since Hearts ha
ia fair rputation as a journalist yo
fellows feel the urge to place your
~selves in an impregnable positio
by copying his most recent venture
into the realm of stories. In othe
words, we notice that as soon a
he comes out with a reveval of the
"Deadwood Dick" stories, you at
tempt to copy his style and present
ut a "Moran and Mack,, tale (Satur-
ein day, July 12). Such nerve. If yo
n insist on carrying us back a bit i
en your story-teling why not presen
uthe tale of the traveling salesma
who stopped at the farmer's hous
to spend the night or the one abou
the newly married couple, who, i
~d seems, happened to be on a Pull-
-1Or, if you can't find anything
else to do why not arrange fora
summer edition of the Inlander s
that you can find something tc
write about. Or come over anc
spend a night with me; you'll fin
in 'plenty to tell, since there's a leagu
n house next door, filled to the brim
er, with those typical summer school
ap ish, giggling, pseudo-school ma'
At any rate, don't do any mor
S. S. S. S. S
V" (Somewhat Soused Summe.
ieSuch impudence! Such down
y right impertinence we have sel
,e dom seen in all our many years o
t2 newspaper experience. We wer
7-at first/~ inclined to entirely disre
gard such a preposerous communi
'n cation as the above which was evi
dently written by some one .total
:d ly unversed in the mere rudiment
.n of punctuation or word phrasing
However, we are human after al]
we recall-we sing in the bath, w
h pick our tooth (since the recen
,n wisdom-tooth consultation with a
n high pressure dentist, we have had
1e all our teeth drawn except one-
the diseased teeth were removed tc
Ls prevent a general nervous break
ldown, the sound teeth were remov
'd ed to prevent them from being pos-
tsible centers of future decay, th
dlone tooth was left as a mooring
L. for our new plate).
x. We are human, as we were say-
ing, and so we cannot refrain from
n explaining our position in this sor-
-did, dirty business.
5In the first place, it may be o
, interest to the redundant Mr. S. S
e S. S. S. S:-we really have los
-count- to know that the Rolls Col-
aumn caters to a most discriminat-
a' ing public, a public which does no
'- listen to the Moran and Mack pro-
p grams. Consequently the Rols
d column does not feel itself unde
r any obligations to vindicate its pol-
e icies of retailing to its select clien-
ttele certain of the better elements
1which compose the literary fare
r for the more vulgar taste, and
-which may have hus escaped the
Lobservation of the Rolls Public
, (Mercy, mercy, where did I put
"my rubber gloves-EDITOR).
a However, this will serve as a good
ilesson never to laugh at any of the
jokes the business staff of this pa-
g per tells us. We had all the confi-
s dence in the world in the Big Ex-
-ecutive that told us that joke, and
-we printed it without the slightest
o compunctions. Not the slightest.
- Not the (Now look here, you can't
s get away with this trash all the
LATEST BULLETIN ON THE
NAME CHANGING CONTEST: The
y Rolls Suggestion Receiving Depart-
Sment spent a very quiet night last
night-no contributions being re-
ceived up to a very late hour in
1the early morning. (Pure piffie, ED-
s Here is is, ten minutes of five,
with this column practically done
fand then news comes that there is
an extra column to fill! The Music
and Drama editor has been suffer-
ing from acute ptomaine poisoning
and .is at present out of the ques-
tion as a solution for filling the
Now where is this insistent books
editor. Come on, R. E. M.., out of
your hiding and into the column.
Has anybody seen hide or scales of
'Mr. R. E. M.?
OFFERED - One copy of Pills-
bury's Elements of Psychology, un-
revised edition, for the return of
or information concerning the
where-abouts of the Books editor
of this paper. (What's the idea
giving away a good book like that?
Where's your sense of values?-
EDTOR) YouVn'dl be nrnarised. edi-
THAT CLEVER FOX,
s NOAH WEBSTER
u Webster's New International Di-
-tionary of the English Language
n 1929. Published by G. C. Merriam
e Company, Springfield, Massachus-
!r etts; Price-Enough all right, all
e Review Copy from The Michigan
-' Daily Library.
t Typewriter by Royal; paper by
- Bond; Review set up and printed
a by Ann Arbor Press, Maynard
t You can't start about reading
n this book in the usual way. The
epublisher has gone and printed
t' four pages of color plates illustrat-
t ing: a) the official flags of the Uni-
- ted States; b) Great Seals of the
United States and Territories; c)
g arms of various nations; d) arms
a and flags of Great Britain and her
o colonies; e) flags of various na-
o tions, and lastly, f) yacht club
d flags of the United States and
d Canada. It is a darnable idea-as
e 'full of holes as a seive, you know.
ai It assumes that you are too dumb
- to know what your country's flag
-looks like, that it is necessary to
start you off with a little color-
e the plates are magnificently done
in four colors, it will have to be
(grudgingly) admitted. Though
>who knows, these may be printed
!r at the demands of our picture-lov-
ing American reading public.
"'"What is the good of a book
-without pictures?" said Alice.'
if Possibly it is the desire of the
e book publishers to rob the poor
-talking picture magnates of an op-
-portunity of giving the public pic-
- tures in color; it's hard to specu-
-late. And much worse for you
,s when you do. Anyway the whole
;thing is a darnable idea; in fact,
now that I think of it (if you never
e use "i" in an article, you'll miss-
.t pell a lot of words) this whole par-
a agraph has been rather darnable
d so far, and so has the whole darn-
- able editorial been darnable.
o The Internationl Dictionary was
- published in 1890 and 1900. The
-present edition was based on the
- earlier, is now completely revised
e in all departments including also
9 a department of new words on
pages lxxxi-exx, examples such as
- Agromyzidaexx, which Mr. Web-
-. ster's followers have so quaintly
-described as "a family of small or
acalyptrate (which is not a new
f word) two-winged flies; apple
1blotch, which they have as "Hot."
tA disease of apple trees caused by
-the parasitic fungus Phyllosticta
-solitaria .... "; campfire-girl; gro-
tceteria; lip stick, and so forth; and
besides all these a dictionary of
sgeography, of biography, and the
r whole topped off with a reference
- history of the World.
The style of Mr. Webster and his
sfollowers is slightly more turgid
than that of the delightful Mr.
1Webster whose Sunday Supplement
comic, "The Man in th Brown Der-
by", has done so much to keep the
tpews empty on hot Sabbaths.
Thus you become slightly bewilder-
Ied now and then as I did on page
2060 over the following criptic re-
"Strobiliferous-a. Bearing or
. producing strobiles."
SIn the Dictionary Mr. Webster
tdeals with a great many proper
names and some that are not so
tproper, I fear, among the former
of which rank the Nipmucs (a
tribe of Algonquin Indians), the
Hupas, Walpurgis, and many oth-
ers who crowd the overflowing
pages in a continuous procession
of ever-increasing awesomeness.
tThe little Hupas are really delight-
ful, but after you have said that,
Lthere is really not much more to
"say. The perpetual delightfulness
on some pages give the effect that
everything is "sweet and rosy",
somewhat even to the Pollyana
: effect, thus on page 590 you get in
>rapid succession: delight n. delight
v. t. delight v. i. delighted, delight-
ful, delightfully, delightfulness, de-
lighting, delightingly, delightsome,
dlelightsomely, delightsomeness .. .
Though in the next breath, by re-
flex perhaps, you may find your-
self murmuring: deliquesce, de-
liquescence, deliquescent .
However, as no critic will argue,
there is nothing particularly orig-
inal about Mr. Webster's style,
though it does seem contributing,
if somewhat verbose.
But the Dictionary is not a bad
book. It is merely one of those
things that neither muss nor mar.
Here this copy has been lying about
the Daily for over a year, and as
yet the cover is firm, the binding
holds. and it makes a swell Dater
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