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C1 rAtAr tiant 4athtj
SUNDAY MAGAZINE
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 1922
JOTTINGS FROM JAPAN
Former Michigan Student, Now an make one prouder than ever to e
Lionel Crocker, the author ofgraduate of such an institution.
the following article, wa grad- Instructor at relation student and teacher
I sated tram the University ini 1918. at 1. 5e~ -lVe5L'" is foiever telling the student how
Last year he was an instructor the much he knows; only on examination
in Rhetoric here. While attending rites of t e rient at the end of the term does the stu-
the Univeristy, he was active in edent have a chance to tell what he has
campus theatricals and the Stu- learned. The American boy tells the
I aasseshos'ndclee r teacher what he has learned; the Jap-
dent Christian Association. done any soap-box orator in England Japanese schools and colleges are e teacher tells the hoy what lie
j or the United States justice. And I not co-educational. In all the dramatic knows. Thus, even in the class room,
sin quitle sure that Miss Emnma Gold-~
(By lionel Croce '18) man ad Mr. Berkman would have1 exercises the female parts must beI there is no "mental exchange."
been surprised by a caller had the taken by iate.. Except, perhaps, in' "Advice to Freshmen by Freshmen",
Waseda University has been very speech been delivered in the United the case of Julian Street, there is al- the product of a freshman rhetoric
gracious in its expressions of good- States. Japanese students and Fiber- ways something humorous about a class at Michigan, is revised and en-
will toward Mr. Spencer (Denison '20) als are thinking of peace, not war. man assuming the role of a woman. larged with suitable cuts of Michigan
and me. They have left nothing un- Public utilities need aid sorely. The After the first titter of the audience student life and is being used as the
had melted into applause, there was'r basis of conversation in the Koto Ga-
during the first years of her nothing to suggest on the part of the kuin of Waseda. "Practical Elocution"
were an integral part of the faculty ery i- halted. It is nothing recov audience that the female characters by Fulton and Trublood is a text book
of this, the largest university in thea r- fght tous the Iron- were not played ly woian . The aud- in a large sight ciool ii the heart of
Orient. One instance of this porlatin -yatem: nare folk ride t ence entered into and forgot the arti- Tokyo.
oI" fire. 'he patient, suffering Cordelta School desks bear mute witness to
ality was a dinner given for our pleas- thae outside of the cars thauc i see won the admiration of "her" aidience. the eithusiasm of the Japanese stn-
ore yIrie ,'za, ahus as would be humorous if it were not so tegan and Goneril succeeded in mak-1 dent for the movie. Dorothy, Mary
the official interpreter for Prince Ok serious. The other day I heard of a ing theaaselves hated. Blanche, Vivian and the host of others
uma. private telephone selling for thirty A Japanese student is not regarded have won their way into the hearts of
President Sbiozawa studied for his' four hundred yen. The owner bought as a "high-co'lar" (Japanese slang for the Japanese boy as well as into te
the telephone four years ago for eight "high brow"') for attending a perform- varnished top of some school desk.
doctor's degree at the University of, hundred yen. One needs a clothes-pin nee of Shakespeare. Japanese st- Students go to the movie to see their
Wisconsin. His major interest as a over his nose to go through some of dents go to see Shakespeare because favorite actress regardless of the
student is Economics. He inquired the streets of Tokyo; the open sewers 'hy will sea a good show. They go movie.
about Professor Taylor and Professoh and the cartage of night soil is ever to a Shakespearean performance for Asaka Park, the Coney Island or
Henry Carter Adams of Michigan. the a source of offense. Japan needs morei the same reason that they go to a Ocean Beach of Japa n, is the center of
recalled with evident pleasure the lec- street cars and busses and fewer bar- movie. It seems like bidding for a the movie houses of Tokyo. A popular
tures that Professor Adams deliver racks and guns; more schools and col- eat in the realm of buter darkness to Buddhist temple used to be the mai
ed to the Waseda students when te leges and fewer dockyards and post- ay this about Shakespeare, but it is attraction. On holidays thousands
latter was returning from his mission Jutlands; more telephones and tele_ evident that they do not go to hear made their visit to the temple to make
in China. He was grieved to learn of graphs and fewer airships and 'planes. exact English, they do not go with the; their devotions. When the movie
the recent death of Professor Adanus What will happen to this arrested de hope that someone of the "four hund- houses came into Japan it was quite
With President Shiozawa as with ,elopseast when the present thousands red" will see them, and they do not natural they should locate where the
many of the American educated stn- are turned out from institutions of go to see gorgeous scenery, or to hear crowds congregated. Now after one
dents, America is his adopted country. learning will be worth watching. enchanting music. They go to he en- has thrown his money into the coin
Except for the distinctly Japanese ac- Can you imagine tertained. Like H. G. Wells, I ams glad tiough and has chanted his prayers
cent of words, he speaks English flaw- t o belong to a race and us language he can go to a rattling good movie.
lessly. He told us that some of the Blow, winds, and crack your tshat produced a Shakespeare. 1 We paid one yen for the "best" seats.
happiest years in his life were spent cheeks! rage! hl . Jaupan cmnes ha the dsors of civiliza- The place seating more than twenty-
as a member of all American family You cataracts and hurriranoes, tion emupty-handed and one might al bye huinded sas o crowded that we
in Madison. Because of his study in spout rost say empty-headed. But she seems had to stand during fifteen reels,
Germany, he also speaks and under- Till you have drenched our steeples' to be taking advantage of her un There is no elevation on the first floor
standous tier langua,.e; but he does nfot 'eihed ronditian hy tusying hr ash tsr this reason I suppose the seats
tdaie ii Japan se? King Lear amd hands in receiving the gifts and in in the balcony are reckoned the best.
Germany that he cherishes for the Hamlet played on alternate nights for filling her head with worthwhile learn- After we had bought our tickets and
an entire week in an auditorium as ing. But Japa]n could natstood in the corridor waiting to be ush-
Unite Sat large as Sarah Caswell Angell hall. a ered to our seats, I heard a rasping
Former Senator Phelan of Catifor- Othiniainoonofm tdt mc utisle ad ered here t
ni, and Professor' Tr at of Lea On the invitation of one of my student taongues of the Western world. Most shrill voice issueing from behind the
nia nd rofesorTrea ofLeland friends I went to hear, it would be crandetacs htcran
Stanford University, toth of whom, mre Ioret to s e, i Lear. of the Western learning is open to the curtaised estrancs. That certainty
hold spposite vhe's on the J Ins aore correct to say to see, King Lear.eader of Engis, ad it is but, a was unlike anything I had ever been
old opposte view Jon athe Japanese t accepted with misgivings, and I reade o nglEshpand i aguas. accustomed to in a movie house in
que.tion, were in Jaan at the time of looked forward to being inexpressibly . tep theu to Ike Europeamslanguages. America. As soon as I entered the
the inner. Tb' press gave nmuch space, bored. I went armed with a plausible Englishauditorium tumbled to the fact that
to interviews with these two men.I excuse to offer if the affair became no schools and by the time a boy is ready it was the voice of a narrator. A ds-
President Shiozawa had been at a longer endurable. The performance for college, hue reads and understands t sethe voieso adsarrnto A dn-
luncheon with Mr. Phelan and had began at four in the afternoon and very well. Most of the text books in tictly Japanese addition to the en-
been in conference with Professor lasted until ten in the evening. Be- science are studied in English. What earheaded his profession. All the
Treat. At the dinner that evening the fore the appearance of the actors, Pro- aiProfessor Braander Matthes a, hu saptsma s were in English (another
President said that he agreed with fessor Yokoyama, explained the trag- lss book called "Essays on English captison w y in English (anxh
some of the Ex-senator's conclusions, edy at length, The audience sitting in about English becoming one of the two ios to learn English) which were
but on the whole he thought he was damp chilly roam as painfuaty at- languages is a living fact in Japan and tramshated nt
unfair. President Shiozawa is an anti -entuve to the synopsi. of the play. hn Asia, but more so in Japan. French, the s a th nae a sth
militarisI and this a war between the short time I have been in Japan, I( moreover, is being forsaken among teller must be no ordinary human be-
Japan and America too terrible to con- have been able to acquire only the' students for English. , hng: his voice must travel the gamut
template. Anyone, who has resided in scantest vocabulary. I could not un-G To me it was interesting to knowI of human emotions for fifteen reels
the two countries-not merely trav- derstand the words, but T could fola- what English classics were being, three times a day and seven times a
elled-and who has been careful low the scenes. The tones of the hu- translated into Japanese by the stu-, week.
enough to witness the differences in man voice are unmistakeable in their' dent. "The Scarlet Letter", "Lorna During the picture, girls selling con-
the two standards of living, knows appeal to love, hate, grief, joy and Doone" "Ivanhoe", 'Essays of E ma" essions make the rounds by balancing
where all the Californian trouble em- I awe, even in a language that looks as are those that I have noticed. In a ano- bthemselves on the four inch railing
anates. A Japanese student can go toy bad as Japanese. After the perform-I versation with some Japanese sti- that skirts the balcony. Such a feat
school for twenty-five dollars a month1 ane (I did not use my excuse after dents I mentioned Thomas Hardy'sl would do credit to a tight rope artist.
and ten of this is pocket-money. One all) I was introduced to Professor] works. They told me that they did not But then this is the land of ji jitsu
can imagine what it costs the laborer Tsubouchi, emeritus professor of, like to read him because he was too and aerial artists.
to live. Shakespeare of Waseda, who remem- much of a fatalist for young minds.' During the thirty minute intermis-
Students hate the thought of military bered with the greatest pleasure the Because of the dissection of the human sion, an orchestra of the High School
service. Every young man, physically recital of Hamlet in the Quadrangle conscience, the favorite author is Symphony class, and even this is, I
fit, must serve one year in the army as of Waseda by Professor Trueblood. Hawthorne. - fear, putting the Japanese orchestra
a private at twelve sen a day. Money Before I left Ann Arbor, Professor The Michigan Daily forms the basis, in a class higher than it deserves,
and influence may in some cases give Trueblood told me that I would meet of conversation in one of my classes played the waltz "Donaullen". In the
exemption. Tokyo is the student cen- Professor Tsubouchi, and it was a in the Normal department. To see the middle of some motive that the audi-
ter of Japan. At an English Speaking pleasant experience to give Professor eagerness with which the Japanese ence liked particularly well enthusi-
society at Keio University I heard a) Tsubouchi Professor Trueblood's student welcomes anything that has to astic applause would swell to a great
socialistic harangue that would have greetings. I do with an American university is to l (Continued on Page 8)

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