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Gangelin, Paul; Hanson, Earl; Gregory, Horace (ed.) / The Wisconsin literary magazine
Volume XXI, Number 6 (March 1922)


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[Editorials],   pp. [unnumbered]-138

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Publication of the Students of the University of Wisconsin
Volume XXI
Madison, March, 1922
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Editorials  ................... P. V. G.
Three More Quatrains ..... Lloyd George.
What Do You Think of Wisconsin? .....
Ismael Mallari, Philippine Islands..
Aksel Taranger, Norway..........
F. Van der Merwe, South Africa....
Anna C. Stoffregen, Latvia........
Bjorn G. Bjornson, Iceland.......
Manuel Ortega, Spain ............
Quotoscope ...... Antony and Cleopatra.
The Greying Age ... Margaret Emmerling.
Co-eds and Potato Chips.. Clancy Schultz.
Manet Nihil ........ Gaston D'Arlequin.
Falling Behind ........ Horace Gregory.
Mostly Yvonne ...... Stanley Weinbaum.
Nothing Much ....... Stanley Weinbaum.
Confessions of a Journalist...........
.............. Katherine Rockwell.
Des Effondrilles ..... Gaston D'Arlequin.
Vermillion ............. Pennell Crosby.
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thing about the
atmosphere of our fair country that incites the human
breast to concerted action in folly. Individuals among
us would not think it sufficient to be good themselves
alone; they insist that the rest of the population adopt
exactly the same code of conduct and be good in the
same sense. It is but one example-there are many.
The latest is a cooperative movement back to "manli-
ness" sponsored by the so-called "Five Minute Egg
Club" at the University of Chicago and a professor
from that University whose judgment ought to be bet-
ter than it is.
These young gentlemen harbor the delusion that
"manliness" consists of wearing flannel shirts, caps over
one's ear, smoking bull-dog pipes instead of cigarettes,
and going unshaven. They are afraid, forsooth, of
being mistaken for women unless they have recourse
to these extreme marks of their sex. They are quite
logical about it. Women wear breeches now, they
smoke cigarettes-therefore they look like men.
They could even wear flannel shirts and "mannish"
caps to carry out the illusion. It seems not inconceiv-
able that some particularly aggressive women might
even induce a beard to grow. Verily, we are in danger,
and we ought, I supose, to be grateful to the farseeing
young gentlemen of Chicago and Northwestern for
their precautionary measures for securing the strong-
hold of our sex.
THE GOOD OLD DAYS B. P. "Our hero laid the
magazine    d o w n
gently, almost reverently, and gave himself up to
dreams." Thus would we begin the dramatization
of the effect of an article about the University of
Michigan, past and present, which appeared in Smart
Set last month as a part of the series entitled "The
Higher Learning in America." The author speaks
of a time when Michigan was a university richer in life
because the "evergenerous Bacchus,"-as he is
euphoniously called elsewhere in these pages-had
not been driven forth from the land; he sketches allur-
ingly evenings and nights and events that must have
remained lastingly in the memories of Michigan men,
happy-hearted wassails that lent color and vividness
to student days.
A Wisconsin man, if he has not succumbed to mod-
ern degenerating influences, cannot help being
prodded into brooding over what Madison must have
been like in the days before Ferdie's and Hausmann's
and the Silver Dollar and countless others had their
teeth drawn. The thought has a vertiginous effect;
if we think now of the w. k. flowing bowl easly access-
ible, if we can possibly conceive that once the man
who admitted that a bottle of port enhanced an even-
ing was not written down as a drunkard and repro-
bate, we are only half credulous. So long have we
been driven, together with the rest of the country, to
the refuge of bootleggers and hair-tonic, that to drink
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