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WANY GIVE IDEAS
ON MOST RECENT
CAMPUSPROBLEM
Prominent faculty members and stu-
ents expressed their opinions on the
.uestion "Is there too much fussing
t Michigan?" yesterday when inter-
oewed by representatives of The
wily.
Oomen Raise Scholarship Standards
"Women of the University certainly
aise the standard of scholarship at
fichlgan," said Dean John R. Effing-
r of the literary college yesterday
fternoon when interviewed on the co-
ducation question. "Although the
romen comprise only one-third of the
tudents in the Uiversity, they have
aore than a third higher scholarship
han the male students. Take, for in-
tance, the last semester. There were
7 A students, nine of whom were wo-
nen. The same proportion holds
early every year. A majority of the
tudents who make Phi Beta Kappa
,re women.'
Co-education a Good Thing.
"I am heartily in favor of co-educa-
ion," said Prof. Louis A. Strauss. "I
hink it is a good thing for Michigan.
ersonally, I do not believe that it
as any effect on football, and it cer-
ainly raises the scholarship standing.
do not think that fussing is indulged
n to such an entent as to have a
armful effect for Michigan. Of course
he boys are better able to answer
his phase of the question than I
Do Not Hurt Athletics
"On the women proposition, I am
ertainly in favor of co-education,"
aid Dean Alfred H. Lloyd of the
xraduate school, yesterday afternoon,
particularly for a state university
uch as this at Michigan. As to the
inportance of the women in the Uni-
ersity, to touch on the course of dis-
usson, I do not think they have done
he least harm to Michigan athletics.
'he trouble with our athletics lies
lsewhere. In matters of scholarship,
le women have made a record that
peaks for itself."
Dean Jordan Maintains Silence
Dean Myra B. Jordan-"I'cannot
ee that anything is to be gained in
his matter through the re-entering of
lie women of the University in this
Iscussion."
Women Did Not Prevent Victories.
"It is too bad that there are a few
ien on the campus who think that
he women of the University come
ere merely for a good time and for
satrimonial reasons, and therefore
efuse to associate with them," said
. S. Hart, '17, president of the Stu-
ent council. "Conceit and snobbery
re no words for it. There is nio rea-
an to believe that the sons and daugh-
ers of the people of the state are on
different intellectual, social, and
Loral level, and they should be given
gually good opportunities of educa-
on.
"The main object of the University
advancement of education, and the
igher the scholastic standards the
etter the University. Women help to
xise these standards.
"The idea that women in the Uni-
ersity cause poor athletic teams is a
Istaken one. There were women in
ie University during the years when

ichigan was 'Champion of the
rest.'"
Other Influences Hurt Football.
Glenn M. Coulter, '18L, president of
e Michigan Union, when interviewed
esterday, expressed himself as fol-
ws: "It seems to me that there are
her more powerful influences than
a-education at work in the present
otball situation. At present a great-
number of students are coming to
ichigan to study, to the exclusion of
1 outside activities. As a result,
otball suffers. Also, we now lack
e stimulus in football. If we had
>mething more to work for, as the
iampionship of the conference. I
ink the football situation would be;
enefited."
Dancing classes and private lessons
t the Packard Academy. tf
Ann Arbor's progressive merchants
is the Michigan Daily as their adver-

"I do not think that 'fussing' is indulged in to such an extent as to
have a harmful effect for Michigan."-Prof. Louis A. Strauss.
"Although the women comprise only one-third of the students in
the University, they have more than a third higher scholarship stand-
ard than the male students."-Dean John R. Effinger.
"The trouble with our athletics lies elsewhere"-Dean Alfred H.
Lloyd.
"There are other more powerful influences than co-education at
work in the present football situation.'-Glenn M. Coulter, '18L.
"There were women in the University during the years when Michi-
gan was 'Champion of the West."-A. S. Hart, '17.
"I cannot see anything is to be gained in this matter through the
re-entering of the women of the University in the discussion."-Dean
Myra B. Jordan.
Two Communicants Come to
Defense of Women Students

( .

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TIA . A\1 IBI, DOA\LD RIANX, NND JOSEPH SANDERSON
IN "S\ IL, " AT THE WHITNEY THEATRE, TONIGHT.

Editor, The Michigan Daily:
"Petticoat influence" is a great re-
proach,
Which even those who obey would fain
be thought
To fly from, as from hungry pikes a
roach;
But since beneath it upon earth we're
brought
By various joltings of life's hackney
coach,
I for one venerate a petticoat-
A garment of mystical sublimity,
No matter whether russet, silk, or
dimity.
-Byron.
Since the recent obloquy, relative to
the balloting upon the honor system
in the Law school has been inter-
rupted, another of our number has
precipitated himself into the calcium
with such force and violence that it
would seem to eclipse, "pro tem,'" all
other public interest.
The "Arraignment of Co-education"
Is his vehicle. The purpose of this
epistle is not to laud indoor athletics
nor to criticize the spirit in which
Mr. Dunne's article was written, but
rather to analyze the reasoning by
which he arrived at his conclusions
that Michigan was about to be run
down by the despicable tea-ball.
Takes Lits for Example.
To prove the major premis of his
syllogism he has taken the literary
college as a glowing example of the
"co-ed's" deleterious effect upon the
brawn of Michigan, for we are told
that within the confines of that col-
lege the feminine abounds in the larg-
est numbers. To use his figures it
would seem that four-tenths of the
students attending the University are
"lits." Then to prove the inefficiency
of that departmentin developing Mich-
igan men, he has taken the number of
captains .of the three major sports,
editors of the Michiganensian, general
chairmen of the opera, and presidents
of the Michigan Union for the past 12
years to see if they have furnished
their quota of perfect men.
To examine his statistics one finds
that the literary collegehas had more
than its requisite four-tenths percent-
um of each of these honors in all of
the activities mentioned save two,
football and presidents of the Union,
In the case of the former, it is con-
ceded generally that the captain of a
football team must be physically su-
perior to his team mates as well as
possessing that indefinable something
which is necessary to qualify one as
a leader on the gridiron.
The literary college quite naturally
might possess men with the latter re-
quisite, but it is only natural that the
man with the superior physical
stamina would feel more at home con-
ducting steam tests and analyzing con-
crete than would he studying meta-
physics or classifying verbs.
In the case of the presidents of the
Union it will suffice to say that it Is
a condition precedent to the holding
of that office that all candidates be
fifth year profession boud men.
Forgets Rest of Teams.
This test then proves his argument
fallacious by his own statistics. He
has forgotten that it takes 10 men be-
sides the captain to make up a foot-
ball team, eight men besides the cap-
taif' to play baseball, while the same
is true in respect to all the other ac-
tivities. He has forgotten that many
of the captains were once lits before
entering other departments. He has
eliminated statistics In the cases of
non-athletic activities e.g., debating,
dramatics, oratory, glee club and many
other representative organizations
which if known might be rather start-
ling to Mr. Dunne and his line of
argument.
To class an occasional call upon a

young lady with drinking beer or do-
(Continued on Pafe Six.)

Editor, The Michigan Daily:
Now that the co-educational con-
troversy has been opened by one of
Michigan's prominent students, espe-
cially in its relationship to athletics,
there is bound to be much freedom of
speech. Words untempered and ill-
befitting Michigan men have already
been heard along State street and on
the campus.
There is no need of all this, because
Michigan's athletic decadence and loss
of prestige is in no way traceable to
the proximity of Michigan's male
species to rouge and talcum powder.
To be frank,.Michigan's present meth-
od of athletic development is obsolete
and partisan; and while it is true that
many men available for strenuous
physical competition have no desire
whatever to win ensignia, it is also
true that the cruel system of caste is
hanging heavily over Ann Arbor.-
There is no need to elucidate, we all
known the basic cause. We know
further that many athletes fail to keep
the faith, and do those things con-
tradictary to physical fitness.
Doubtless there are cases where
good athletes are snared and bound by
peroxide "hanks of hair," but these
instances are isolated, and these one
or two men could not put Michigan
back on the competitive map. Michi-
gan does not need stars, she ne'eds, in
track, men to take second, third, and
fourth places. She does not need so
much of that sensational forward pass-
ing game, she needs to develop a fast,
hard, and dependable running attack,
which she has not had for three years;
and this in spite of the fact that she
had Maulbetsch, Smith, Catlett, and
Sparks, all peerless burden-bearers,
behind the line.
Sympathetic teams, working in
unison, is what we want. One cannot
help but think of the Lansing eleven-of
two years ago. It was so admirably
built around Jerry DePrato, and so
ably kept together by Hubel, Miller,
and Smith, all working to win for M.
A. C. Then look at Syracuse's team of
the past season, with its wealth of
good material, yet failing because of
internal friction.
Co-education has never constituted
a menace to the athletics of any
school. Especially is this true of
Michigan where it may be safely said
that the girls are more loyal support-
ers of the teams than are the men,
from the standpoint of numerical com-
parison. It is amitted that it is the
more ambitious type of girl who seeks
university training; and moreover
women as a class are zealously earn-
est concerning the wellfare of any-
thing with which, they are connected.
It seems fair, then, and only just to
say that they would never knowingly
stand in the path of Michigan's glory.
'Of course there are some girls who
consider Michigan as an unusually de-
sirable place to make a worthwhile
life-contract, and come here solely for
that purpose. But sensible lads side-
step this type and as a result they
only get the pikers, who would be of
no use in the makeup of our athletic
fabric. But for the most part, com-
radeship with nice girls, who by the
way, do not permit the life-sapping
pastimes mentioned by another writer,
is an inspiration, not only in the class
room, and in social service, but also
on the field of physical competition. If
some of Michigan's recent heroes in
baseball, track, and on the grid, were
to tell the truth, they would tell of
winning, not because of the howling
stands, but because someone else was
watching and cheering.
And now, Michigan women, you have
been indicted; charged with being a
detriment to Michigan athletics. Evi-
dently some of our athletes are poor

sportsmen, seeking to place the bur-'
den of defeat at your door. They have
charged you with having produced the

plot of that monotonous, and continu-
ous performance entitled " Michigajni
Defeats." But you are not guilty. Some
intimate that by some curious process
you sap the athletic ambition and life
of men who would otherwise be wear-
ers of the "M." We don't believe it,
and those men who allow themselves
to be devitalized in the pursuit of1
"parlor pastimes" belong to that typel
who could not in any probability be
useful to the teams except from the
stands. But Michigan has slumped
badly, and though you have done your
share, join with us in our greater ef-
forts to make good. "Can" the slack-
er, lionize the fighter and give them
both your campus and parlor prefer-
ence, incessantly praise them, includ-
ing those who try and fail. And by so
doing, you will constitute a still more
tremendous driving force that will
send "The Victors" back upon the field
of honorable and glorious athleUc
achievement. ' 1S.

TE JAiPANESE CONQUEST OF
OINION. Montaville Flowers.
Georie HI. Dloran, N. Y.
There is a Japanese problem in this
country because Japan resents exclu-
sion of her citizens as aliens from
holding land and becoming citizens.
There is a Japanese problem in this
country because of the hold which
he ;paneso have gained upon the
ent imenta1 opinion in this country.
It is due to the active work of the
Japan Society of New York which
Mr. Flowers described as "a menace
to the United States," an organized,
powerful, half-disguised agency to
change American opinion, to open our
lOUS t'o Japanese immigrants, to
grant them the rights of citizenship
a d inter-marriage.
In order that the Japanese ques-
tion may be more intelligently con-
sidered, Mr. Flowers has given a de-
tailed analysis of the problem itself
and of the ways in which the Japanese
conuest of opinion has been made,
and the basis of fact which old and
new opinion possesses. He describes
the work of the Japanese societies
and press bureaus and the legislation
of our government in the case.
Mr. Flowers is a Californian, and
seems to feel very strongly upon the
subject of the Japanese question for
th; reason that he has come in inti-
mate contact with the problem in his
state. Like many people with an axe
to grind, he allows himself to be car-
ried away by the force of his feeling
into a series of bitter personal at-
tacks. That the future generation
in' y b educated to understand the
importance of the problem, he dedi-
cates his book to "the boys and girls

of our high schools, the young men
and women of our colleges upon whose
American spirit and whose knowledge
of the great world - problems of our
time depends the preservation of the
precious inheritance of the founders
and builders of the republic."
WASHINGITON lAN DECLARES
ELECTRIC HEATING PRACTICAL
Price is Higher Than Coal Heat but
Authorities Say Lower Rate
May Be Possible
"Henry, turn on some more elec-
tricity. I am cold," may be a com-
mon household expression in the near
future, according to Dr. Frederick A.
Osborn of the University of Washing-
ton. Dr. Osborn has determined, aft-
er a series of experiments in his home,
that electric heating is practical. He
declares the cost to be about three and
one-half times as much as heating by
coal, for which reason it is not ex-
pected that the ordinary man will take
to the system with any great haste.
If electricity ever sinks as low as
one-half cent a kilowatt-hour it is
possible that electric heating will sup-
ercede all other systems as it is much
more efficient and convenient. The de-
velopment of the water power re-
sources of the country may bring this
about, authorities declare, and if it
does they predict that electricity will
be performing most of the household
duties now left to other agencies.
The "Standard" Loose Leaf Note
Book. All sizes at Wahr's University
Bookstore. 13-18
Michigan Daily advertising is per-
sonal appeal to students, faculty, and
residences of Ann Arbor.

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x * $:," : :: e ;t 4.:k
AT THE THEATERS
TODAY
Whitney-ISybiL"
Majestic--"Tie Crisis" in Mo-
tion Pictures.
Arcade-Harold Lockw 1 aiod,
May Allison in "Pidgin is-
land." A iso lDrew C tmedy 3~
Orplheumn--Lon Tellegen in "The
Victoria Cross." Also Bray
Cartous.

Raec-Mary Pickford
ella,"
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in "Ciider.

AT TILE WIIITN EY I

Julia Sanderson, Donald Brian, and
Joseph Cawthorn who will be seen in
"Sybil" tonight at the Whitney the1tre,
composed the trio which made su a
success of "The Girl from Utah." The
new work is considered even Letter
than its predecessor, and was one oo'
the most substantial successes of the
past season in New York.
Attractive as "Sybil" is in itself
with its good music and scenery, the
combination of such well known per-
sonalities as the three stars has adde I
greatly to the success of the piece. The
scenes are laid in Russia, and the plot
centers around an opera singer, l
Sanderson. Mr. Brian takes the part
of a grand duke, and Mr. Cawthorn
plays the part of a German impres-
sario.

'd
r Fod robleml

AT THlE MAEST7I
"The Crisis," a photoplay which
rivals "The Birth of a Nation" in its
wonderful battle scenes and contrast-
ing pathetic passages, is being ex-
hibited at the Majestic theater this
week. Winston Churchill's thrilling
story of the South gripped in the
bloody jaws of war, loses none of its
power in this great picture.
The picture portrays the love of a
southern girl for her Yankee soldier
and her struggle against this affection,
The figure of Abraham Lincoln play-
ed by Sam D. Drane reflects the be-
nign demeanor and simple democracy
of the Great Emancipator. Bessie
Eyton as Virginia Carvel presents a
picture of the typical southern beauty
AT THE ARCADE
The Arcade offers today Harold
Lockwood and May Allison in "Pidgir
Island," a play by Harold McGrath.
This picture contains some wonderful
scenes of 'the surf.
There are also the two stars-Har-
old Lockwood and May Allison, who
are great favorites in the moving pic-
ture field.

The food question is a vital
o e. Poor tood-badly prepared
rhealth and pre-
vent elCIcient mental work.
Let us solve your food pro-
blem. THE GRILL ROOM under
o-serves only the best
food -STEAM COOKED.
eare open at all hours -
and lyve prompt service.
Our meals allow wide
choIce-are well-balanced-and
are eeallentl prepared.

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