ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD POETRY.
Edited by Mark Van Doren
Poetry lovers, if compelled to limit their choice to one volume, would,
without doubt, choose above this anthology. In editing the book, Mr. Van
Doren has selected the best of the
available English) translations from
some fifteen ancient and modern languages and has arranged them in
chronological sequence fronam the
35th century B. C. to the 20th century
A. D. The translators are all poets
who have produced distinguished
original works and they cover a period of time extending from Chaucei
to the present day.
Besides the translations from other
literatures there are 274 pages of English and American poems, which, in
the main, are better than the translations, for poetry Inevitably loses
some of tis spontaneity and originality when translated into another
The editor says in his preface: "Not
all the poets, of course, are here
For my purpose was out to represent' these various poetical literatures
. . . This is an anthology 0f the
world's best poetry in the best English I could unearth and when I
found no good English at all I left the
The different varieties of poems
and the length of some of the best of
them necessarily Prohibit a series of
representative quotations. However,
the following translation, "critics*"
from the Latin by Sir John Harrington is an amusing bit of philosophy
characteristic of many of the shorter
The readers and the hearers like
And yet some writers cannot then
But what care I? For when I maki
I would my guests should praise it,
not the cooks.
But the book can speak Cor itself
better than can any review of it and
to those who are interested in poetry
it is enthusiastically recommended.
This volume puts forth in its utmost capacity the inevitable jncreas
ing trend of western civilization. The
reader is quickly led to understand
that the labors expected are not merely to give information but to advance
two realizations; first, that "modern
machines and science are such inescapable things that those who refuse
to face them are-condemned in advance to sterility and defeat," second, the accusation that western
civilization is unatenalistic is untrue, for as a matter of fact, the
richest spiritual gifts of today are the
results of a scientific, machine organized western culture. It seems
that the material for this book was
collected and printed in order to reveal to the world that western civilization is not in the throes of an inevitable decline.
Sixteen of our best known authors
were asked for the following contributions. Emil Ludwlg appeara with
one of his foremost essays, "War and
Peace," then comes C. E. a. Wins-
low to brighten the scene with an
article on "Health." hi order to bring
out racial problems Y. A. Dorsey wit"
two other writers, H. Shih and H. Van
Loon, submitted these three essays.
"Race anil Civilization," "Eastern and
Western Civilization" and "Ancient
and Medieval Civilization." Variou*
other essays were chosen, such as
"The Family," by Have'ock Ellis.
"Religion," by J- H. Robinson, "The
Arts," by Lewis Mumford. "philosophy," by John Dewey, "Play," by S.
Chase. "Education," by E. D. Martin
"Literature," by Carl Van Doren and
Bertrand Russell vouches for the title
with his essay on "Science." Tne
last three are of equal importance.
"Business," by Julius Klein. "Labor,"
by the Webbs, and "Law and Government," by Howard McBaln.
Each essay in this volume is:
worth at least a half daye discus
sion. If we get down to facts we will
find that many contributions have
been made to western civilization
from the great religious and philosophies of the east.
To the American youth this book
will have a more or less dull, dry
rotuine, but to the college student
who is interested in the development
of his or her country, there will be a
tinge of gratitude toward the composer for ability to select ideal literature.
(This book may be obtained at
Swifts, Inc., of this city for S3.)
—C. R. Rawlinson.
The Tadlocks! There couldn't be
so much develment in one person—
so it's divided between these great
big handsome twins. Here Marian
Cadwell says there must be some mistake in identity.)
And some more twins, Rosa and
Elizabeth Deutsch. Really, Reagan
had some cute girls last year.
What! You don't mean to say you
don't know the combination to lockev
I? Why, everybody else does—it's
ritten in pencil on that bust of
James Russell Lowell just above the
locker. (Watch Joe run to erase it.)
We are literally "stormed" with,
questions as to who the "brunette in
the red hat" is.' Miss Rosalind Rain-
What a haudsome young stranger!
It must be nice to be popular with
the young ladies, like Bob Cole Is.
It looks as though Jimmy Hooton
is fast overcoming his belief of being
girl-shy. Well—he has some excellent tutors in "Bubber" Armstrong
and Joe Jacobs.
No wonder "Gentlemen Prefer
Blondes." Look who they're thinking of—Doiothy Downman.
Well, girls don't cry. He may have
quit—but he continues to haunt our
halls—does Ralph Miller.
Mr. Dupree—we have j
thought of a way to keep peace and
harmony during assembly. Just take
either Reagan, Marshall or all the
freshman out, and the noise
Oh, no! Barr, Bender, Vincent and
Gates are not visitors. They're home
And among the other ex-Aggies are
those poor little boys, Bill Bailey
Sam Swisher who "just can't, get used
to the presence of members of the
opposite sex" in their classroom.
However, they are doing their best
to get over their shyness.
If Helen Leu continues to stay
away on Tuesday and Thursday, Mrs.
Bender should charge Dudley Ellis
for the use of her telephone—by the
They will all have it sooner or later,
Nancy Riddle, says. Yes—they will
if they think they'll look half as cute
as you do.
Mrs. Bender says that many stu
dents come to college to get atmos
phere. Yeah—maybe that's why sc
many get the air.
"In order to get everyone interest
ed in 'The Cougar'," Mrs. Binney
says, "it is necessary to put their
names in the paper." Lonnie Lyons
suggests printing the enrollment list.
A lady on trial in New York says
she cannot remember shooting he:
husband in November. Like most of
us—she didn't keep her diary after
Mr. Ledlow, when reproached by
his wife because he no longer gives
her presents since he married her,
exclaimed: "But my dear, did you
ever hear of a freshman feeding bait
to a fish after he caught it?1
Roy Phillips and Emmet Morgan
are two good reasons why A. and
should be jealous of Junior College.
These boys are earstwhile students
hi the Cadet School.
Blonde, beautiful but not so dumb,
is Mary Elizabeth Riggs.
We must pause in our happiness f
express condolence to the bereaved
Anny Ray Qualtro. 'Spose you kno'
that Pred Mosk has gone to State.
Sh! Just a bit of campus gossil
Yonder comes Gertrude Beard wit
a brand new suitor in her train. She
never cared for eyes of blue,
Harry has eyes of blue.
With a happy grin and a word of
cheer Pete Garrison ambles down
Wither away fair Rose, alias Dorothy Dixon? Gone to keep some heavy
date I bet.
Hiss! Hiss! Aron Kolmans, with
lis trusty friends Brown and Batts
vere out cannoeing—(Do you know
vhat that means?) in the moonlight
Have you all met "the sheik" of
the institute? Step up J. D. Larkin
and make- your vow—pardon, bow.
Much to the disparagement of all the
co-eds in Harris' public speaking
class there is one male who refuses
to surrender to the charms and conventions of various belles. Now what
He's got curly hair, and i
dark and handsome.
Now that Frank ana Fred have
deserted the halls, the gals find It
hard to find someone tu "cut class'
with. We miss you.
Such "wooing" powers as Garald
displayed in the play lead us to believe that he has been keeping a secret love affair from us. Now we
you IS that rite? /
Since the Glee Club program when
Bab and Mix make such a striking
appearance as "black faces," we are
led to believe that they should—shall
e say it—remain black.
Will the person who tied knots m
the girls clothes while they were
swimming at the fourth period last
Monday kindly report and "fight like
Congratulations Mr. Harris on the
new member of your family. Nov.
we'll see some competition in the circle for "speaking rites."
With the broad and urgent invitation that Dot Overstreet dishes out in
the halls to a flame of hers we all
expect a situation—to say the h>ast
We wish to congratulate our profs.
Since mid term they've all been to
class on time and we haven't had to
miss a class—Goody, goody.
Ouch * Nichola Leonadus Lyons-
why must you wear such a dull coT-
ored chapeau? Why not a passionate
That callegiate gentleman Bill Jeter
is still in our midst even after the
mid term tests. Ain't we lucky?
If anyone hears a yoddle at any
time from 8:30 a. m. outside of Hen-
dreson's window. Don't be alarmed,
it is only Corine Spear's date arriving.
Hats off to Mrs. Foster. She works
hard and deserves a pat on the back,
ence—"a pat on the back."
School life is made up of working,
loafing and worrying with loafing pre
dominating. (Appologies to Mark.)
Believe It or not the sophomores
are jaring loose with the freshie'
MR. KERBOW DISCUSSES
A-S REACTION QUIZ
AS PERSONALITY TEST
An unusual type of quiz for the
purpose of testing the aggressive and
submissive elements in personality
was given by Mr. Kerbow in his educational-psychology class last week.
For some reason it was given only to
This type of quiz is called the A-S
reaction" study and It Is a scale for
measuring "ascendance-submission in
personality." There are separate questions for men and women. The answers are checked by the Instructor
giving the test, and then he takes
each individual's paper and discusses
it with him, or her as to what that
individual is best fitted for. The questions are staged in such a way that
the answers make it possible for
to be determined how much executiv
ability a person has; whether or n<
he is capable of leadership and ho
much. Examples of te questions are
"If you feel a person is dictatorial and domineering, do you as a
rule make it a point to avoid him?"
This is one of the few questions that
can be answered by either "yes" or
"no." The more usual type of question is the following: "Have you
crossed the street to avoid meeting
some person?" This question lias
three possible answers: "Frequently,"
"occasionally," "never." Most of the
questions present situations every
person has experienced.
Mr. Kerbow has a companion pamphlet to the questions which contains
the answers with the numbe:- of points
each answer deserves by it. It is
possible for one to make as many
eighty-two points. Those in ins '
column usually make from sixty-four
to twenty-four points, wliil* the ones
in the lowest column, or "S" column,
OF FEMININE FEATURES
UKES LOCAL COLORING
Here'p a message Houston girls
from a connoiseur of beauty visiting
When <juestioned in regard to how-
girls here compare with natural pink
cheeked damsels of Australia the
(could be called peace promoter)
young man answered, "very favorably." Just think, girlies, even with
our drug store color to be as attractive as Australian competition.
As far, as short skirts were concerned one enterprising youth (without blushing) remarked that they are
seeing something in the way of pretty
knees, but nothing new. Now when
the folks say no to that short skirt
just keep this notation handy.
One more word in favor of the girls
in question, judging by the enthusiasm of the hoy friends in speaking of
them, they must certainly be a peppy
lot. And, being but human myself I
ceased questioning the B. F. from
make anywhere irom minus five to
minus ten points and average ranges
from plus five to plus one o" zero to
minus four. A plus score indicates
responses which show ascendance,
while a minus score denotes submissive reactions.
This test was compiled by Gorlon
W. Allport and Floyd H. Alipon, who
are two of the most outstanding social
psychologists in this country. They
have written many prominent textbooks, several of which are in the Junior College library.
This examination is not a regular
part of the course in which Mr. Kerbow is instructing, but It was his desire to be of some help to this group
of of fifteen boys and he chose this
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"Husbands and wives may meet
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"Love Is the sparkle in the champagne, matrimony the headache that
"That old saw about marrying
man to get rid of him isn't a jok<
It's the best way."
"Venus may have been the most
popular young lady of her time— "
it takes a clever huntress like Diana
to get any attention nowadays."
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