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March 12, 1922 - Image 1

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4r Mtir tgan 4:atily
The Twain, East and West, Meet
At the Cosmopolitan Club
(By Delbert Clark) ers. who are banded together for the students, who come from countries especially among American born stu-
Nipponese and Chinese, American purpose of having an enjoyable so- whose educational opportunities are dents, to be asked to join, as it is, in
and Indian, South African and South cial time. Such is not the case. The on the whole far more limited than effect, through recognition of special
American, black, white, brown, anp aim of the club is to embrace in its those in the United States. Those worth in some line or other that the
membership every nationality repre- who come thousands of miles to get the American student is elected.
yellow, all "Corda Fratres"-that is sented on the campus, and as a re- benefit of an education in the Univer- The administrative side of the club
the Cosmopolitan club. sult Americans as well as foreign sity of Michigan or a similar institu- consists of a president and board of
The international organization of students are active members. tion can be safely assumed to be directors composed of four students,
which the local Cosmopolitan club is a The club, of course, has its social representative of the intellectual two faculty members, and two busi-
member was founded in Italy some side, and the members, especially the cream in their own countries. ness men elected by the club. The
ten years ago. The purpose of the purpose of having as members two
club, which became known as the faculty men and two business men is
Cords Fratres Association of Cosmo- to give the club a certain stability
politan clubs when it began to broad- The Bookm an for M arch Says: wnd continuity which it might lack
en out and extend its influence to only student membership. The
other colleges in Italy and other Eu- " board elect from their own number a
ropean countries, is to promote the in- Sunday of a. secretary and treasurer. Edwin M.
ternational, cosmopolitan spirit in is the most definite expression of literary awakening in an Beresford, '22, of Sarnia, Ont., is the
every college or university where a , acting president.
chapter exists. The organization has American college that we know of. The activities of the Michigan chap-
extended throughout the world in na- ter are varied. There are lectures
tional organizations, that in the Unit- The above statement, coming as it does, in the face of some local by University professors on interna-
ed States being known as the Amer- ntagonism and coming from the best and most widely known peri- tional subjects, several of these being
ican Association of Cosmopolitan . ngiven before the club each year, and
clubs. Its purpose is well expressed odical dealing exclusively with books and writers, is especially there are lectures to the club by se-
in the "corda fratres" and in the gratifying. The Sunday Magazine has consistently endeavored to find lected outside speakers, usually men
motto, "Above All Nations is Human- the best talent on the campus for its columns, the best informed prominent in the field of which they
ity." persons on things literary, to develop the most interesting feature speak. Foreign students themselves
liteary devlo the thnterestinga or give lectures in Ann Arbor and the
Since the war the international or- articles. What the Bookman says leads us to believe that we have neighboring cities. Last year one of
ganization has to some extent broken not altogether failed. the foreign student members of the
up, but it is being slowly knit to- noatoesrfild
gether again, with a view to widening Thanks for what the Sunday Magazine has thus far achieved club was listed as a University Ex-
the scope of the association's activi- is in no small measure due to the wide latitude allowed it, both in tension lecturer, and received the
same compensation as do the profes-
ties even more than in the past. The scope and in spirit, and no less due to the efforts of four or five con- sors who deliver lectures on the ex-
national organization is still intact, stant contributors. tension courses. A class in interna-
main ainuth coentions are he las With the same free hand to carry out its ideas, with as large or tional relations and international poi-
one being held during the Christmas larger number of talented contributors, there is no reason why the ity has been organized in previous
years and is soon to be arranged for
holidays last year at Minneapolis. Sunday Magazine should not progress still further. this semester. Through the medium
The Michigan chapter sent two dele- The Sunday Editor. of this class the members of the club
gates to this meeting. gt an international viewpoint and a
There are two branches to tire broader, more tolerant outlook upon
Michigan chapter of the Cosmopolitan members from foreign countries, de- Some of the countries represented other nationalities than their own,
club, a men's club and a women's rive great benefit from this side of are: China, Mexico, Turkey, Canada, which will, without doubt, have a
club, The former numbers some one its activities, as it enables them to be- Chile, the Philippine Islands, Argen- powerful effect on international rela-
hundred and twenty members, and come accustomed to American ideas tina, Manchuria, Spain, Bolivia, India, tionships in the near future.
the latter about fifty. Negotiations regarding social life. Brazil, France, Porto Rico, Japan, For the more social side of the
are now under way to bring about 'More than thirty nationalities are South Africa, Colombia, Australia, club's activity, which is not to be
the amalgamation of the two clubs to represented in the clubs, comprising Armenia, Hawaii, Siam, Peru, Greece, slighted, there are annual entertain-
offer a greater unity to their activi- the pick of the nations from which Nicaragua, Uruguay, England, Pana- ments given in Hill auditorium. Dur-
ties. they come-a reasonable assumption, ma, Jamaica, Korea, Sivas, Russia, ing the five years including 1911 the
A common error on the campus is according to all our standards of edu- Cuba, etc. club has planned and staged an "All
that of thinking of the Cosmopolitan cation and intellectuality-and especi- Membership in the club is by elec- Nation Review;" a play by Prof. J.
club as made up entirely of foreign- ally so in the case of the foreign tion, and it is somewhat of an honor, (Continued on Page 8)
Practical Possibilities of Air Travel
(By NY. Bernard Butler) of airplane transportation. Few people of passports is the fact that men, wo- having our baggage checked, that we
The University of Michigan as the in America realize the extent to which men and chirdren have to follow dif- would not be disappointed in this
one may travel by air over the con- ferent rules in this regard. Men need respect by a plane journey, for one
experimental center and Detroit as the tinent. The service comprises three to have only a certificate issued by may have 30 pounds of luggage car-
industrial hub for the aircraft world phases: passenger-carrying, postal the police commissioner, while women ried free, a nominal charge being
is a possibility, according to many delivery, and aerial freight. must be provided in addition with a made for all amounts above the limit.
men closely acquainted with -aero- Travelers by air go through much family register or a marriage certifi- But the customs officers muss up one's
the same methods of routine that one cate or a marriage license authenti- belongings only at the landing fields.
nautical problems in this country. encounters in land journeys, except nated by a police commissioner, to- A high degree of efficiency in postal
But to see the great strides which that they must go provided with in- gether.with two recent photographs. I service is maintained in Europe, for
are being made in the direction of air surance and a passport. Insurance presume that it may be inferred that a man may have his letter sent via air
travel, we must turn to the work of of life may seem an important pre- the men may be fleeing from the pO- by merely indicating the fact on the
Europe, especially of France, where requisite for flying, but the fact that lice, while the married women might envelope. By posting a letter in the
so much progress has been made several companies operating great air be seeking to escape from the juris- morning at London the missive will be
since the war. Prof. Felix W. Paw- routes have had not a single casualty diction of their husbands. delivered in Paris by plane that same
lowski of the Aeronautical Engineer- indicates that danger in air transpor- A divorced woman finds, among afternoon aitho the distance covered
ing Department, Michigan's authority 'tation has been reduced to a mini- other disadvantages, that she has to is about 240 miles in a straight line.
on aviation, recently received a time mum. have her judgment of divorce, while One may now go from Paris to Lon-
table of airplane service covering the Passports are a necessary evil, for a widow has to prove that her hus- don by air to all of the greater cities
whole of Europe, together with a part the boundary divisions between the band really died. Children have to of the continent and England, accord-
of Africa. numerous small nations of Europe do have permission from their parents ing to a schedule maintained almost
A glance at the French "Aero- not equal even the height of the miles to fly. Foreigners get by if they have as regularly as that of the steam and
Guide" will convince even one who often attained by the planes. One of their own passports. electric lines. One may go from Paris
has never flown of the possibilities the eurious things about the securing We Americans are so accustomed to (Continued on Page 2)

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