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Chimes--A Criticism
(By G. n. E.) a number of articles in the issue were said, had a decent cover. The art more than half bad. True, there was
distinctly worth while. But before work on it was none too well done, a wretched article by that illiterate
Some time ago, in a iational putl taking up the February number in de- but there was a flash of color and life scoundrel and enemy of all honest,
cation variously damned and praised tailt let me brief hastily a few features to it which has been absent in previous God-fearing snen, G. D. E., but in spite
I made the statement that Chimest of former issues, most of them ex- issues. An article by Professor of this, and in spite of a somewhat
carried the worst stories ever written, treuey badl, Charles Vibbert, It satiric poem by stupid article "From State Street to
that it was no good at all. At the I the worst thing in the October num- Clement Smith were first rate, and an Wall Street," (which, however, tum-
time o itbfi as in all of the other numbers, article by Fred C. Kelly, an alumnus, bled a couple of local gods, to my
melof writing that heavy-handed bit; f or since, was of course, a story. was not bad,.but the rest of tue num- great delight!) by Earl D. labst, in
of criticisnm, what I said was perfectly hich of the two stuoric s is the worst ter was either nondescript or very bad spite of a piddling story, "Ligtnin',"
true. Bat, between the time of writ I am unie to decide. I thought indeed. The stories, a written debate, by Jack Jay, the number was good as
ing and the appearance of the article. briefly of starting a popular vote to "Is Michigan Democratic?" between a whole.
Chimes improved vastly. In fact, the settle the matater, but I was intimi- erslodorfer and Newton, and asi arti- Let us consider, briefly, the story.
c p p ii ge l a dated by the thought -that probably ile, "Michigan-A School ,tr linis- That it is for grammar school chil-
campets publictions -gettertly hv ti bahe tholc pustwotll decide that t"rs," (almost eclusively, _should dren there can hardly be any doubt.
pulled up visibly within the past fei' the stories wer both masterpieces. jtudge!) to say nothing of Jack Jay's It is of "Old Kaintuck," the hero we'ars
months-even the Gargoyle, about Four articles, ose editorial, a double- verse, were all utterly wretched. Still io coonskin cap and carries a long
which more later. page spread of pictures, and the cover and all, the number, as I have said, rifle, (illustrations are very poor)
What I said about the *ories Iithad to do with football. In fact, the was about fifty per cent good, there is. a Colonel who says "heah"
whole number looked like a sporting- The cover on the January issu wass istead of "here," and who wears a'
Chimes, however, still stands. I have goods catalogue. not at all attractive. Nothing inside goatee. It might have well been lifted
yet to see one worth reading. orse ite Nv r nu er athletics the cover was worth while except for fromt a book by the late John Fox, Jr,
than that, I have yet to see one thati the fact that some space was
Isn't driveling, that tonttidartnedtnigh acwre otnly giventhefitcocr, nine pi- tefcghtsos pc a iven excet that ay'puottwas' even worse
nsetdring s r ures, an editorial and three articles, over to the project of the Women's than any of those of Fox.
nauseating, two of the latter being happily short. League building. Up until this time George Sloan, with his usual dili-
The first improvement in Chimes Still the amount of space given over one could hardly gather from reading gence and hard work, dug up some in-
came with floe tecetmier nuttotier ito athletics lid not total more than Chimes that there were any women tercoliag history and presented it in
when, for the first time in nearly two half of that donated in the previous is- students o lthe campus. Chimes will an article labeled "Half a Century of
years, it had a decent cover. Fr om sie, and it was to some extent split up do well to consider them more iutihe J-Hop History." "Les Miserables," a
a thing useful only to keep- my fern etween team and track. future. sketch by the local F. Scott Fitzgerald,
from wetting my desk it metamor- Since there are a great number on I come to the February number. It Hardy Hoover, is worth a passing
phosed ito a publication at least tthe campus interestedin athletics, and had, beyond a doubt, the most attrac- glance or so, but I warn him that he
worth reading; a tremendous advance' since Chimes purposes to be more or tive cover-that ever graced Chimes, is headed in the direction of medio-
Sad to relate, the January number fell less a nagazine of campus opiion, itt and it had for a frontispiece, a good crity.
back, but it was apparently only a is only fair that athletics be given sketch by Jamuses House, Jr. The first "My lond," by Anna May M'Ciain, is
temporary lapse evidently brought oi their share of space in the publica- article, "Great Men at the Arms Con- probbly the best verse the Chimes
by the eager rushing away to the li- tiuon, but I ask the editors forthrighly ference," byH Ierbert Case, was not (Continued on Page 8)
day vacation by the young gentaswho if they didn't overdo the tising.
run Chimes. While this possibly ex- Sonie poor poetry, some (as usual)
plains the faults of the January issue, had stories and silly artices marked
it doesn't condone them. The youngthe issue. There wass actually an'
men should be at least a trifle thought- enctoiu of James Oliver Curwood's
ful of the readers latest hutii But I susect the young
But the February number came back mtn who wrote the review did so with Y o
and was even an improvement oit the Iis tongie in his cheek: -what
December issue. The cover was excel- ntrorcoutl the tAmerican public
lent, except for the galoshes of the 3want ?" te asks. hsa'd e asks it sarcas-r
pretty gal on her ivay to blot hop; the tically, or I miss nsv gusess. i n y o u r n e w
illustrations were generally good, and The December number, as I have
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