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Adler, Philip A. (ed.) / The Wisconsin literary magazine
Volume XVI, Number 5 (February 1917)


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VOLUME I             Madison, February, 1917    Number 5
Editorials  -----------------------------_ 137
For $1,000 a YearÖ-------------B. I. Kinne  139
The Plays of Israel Zangwill -------------
Ö__________________Hymen Rosenblatt 141
The Agent at Split Bluffs _-_-__-_-_-__-143
V erse  ---------------------------------_ 145
Pysche  ---------------------_ Rose   Perel  14  7
The Shadow of Glory--------Marie F. Lerch  149
The Real Thing ____------Mariorie Kinnwn  14Q
Beefsteak and OystersÖ-----Eleanor Babcock
Impressions ---------------Philip A. Adler
Books: New and Old --------------------
W       E NEED THE "LIT."
it/ 7 This is the slogan for the campaign that we are
now conducting.  This is what we hope and intend
to impress upon the student body. And this, we hope
is the sentiment of the students. WE NEED THE
There is more than a desire for subscriptions in the
purpose of the campaign. Fundamentally it is a test as
to whether the "Lit" has accomplished its aim, and if
having done so, whether the student body agrees that
the goal is worthy of further pursuit.
In the opening editorial of the first number we said,
"The spirit of Wisconsin is constantly demanding
higher ideals.  In athletics, politics, and student life,
it stands for continuous progress. In literature it has
expressed itself in a desire for better form and matter.
"We believe that this desire, springing from the
spirit and concerning itself with things essentially of
the spirit, has been expressed again and again by the
students in a concrete demand for good literature.
"The Wisconsin Literary Magazine is a modest at-
tempt to express this long-desired side of the Wisconsin
spirit. The editors believe that this spirit is worthy of
and demands articulation. And thus we have pledg-
ed ourselves to the problem of furnishing an organ
worthy of the best literary standards in the Uni-
How far we have carried out our promise, in how
far we have succeeded in judging the real desire of the
University, it now remains for the student body and the
faculty to decide. We shall see to it that every stud-
ent and faculty member is asked the question.
This much is certain; At least one half of the stud-
ent body must support the"Lit"if it is to continue publi-
cation next year.  The "Lit" is not a class organ nor
a college organ.  It is the only literary publication that
makes its appeal to everyone on the campus. Similar
publications are supported by the majority of the stud-
ents of most universities.  Why not the "Lit"?
The past custom of paying the editors and managers
for their efforts is no longer extant.  The only reward
of the members of the editorial and administrative
staffs is in the gratification that comes from the feeling
that one has worked for the University.  But if the
student body does not consider this work worth while,
the reward and the incentive are taken away and the
energy misplaced.
We believe that WE NEED THE "LIT" ex-
presses the sentiment of the entire student body. We
sort of "feel it in our bones."  It now remains for us
to find out that we are right in our belief.
l hiTr E hold it to be the purpose of the University of
1V     Wisconsin not merely to produce capable engi-
neers, and efficient business men and farmers, but to de-
velop citizens and civic leaders as well. The university
must teach a sense of democracy-which is essentially
an attitude of open-mindedness and a spirit of sym-
pathy. It must teach the ability to understand a group

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