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"The regulations of. some universities do
-noty permit fraternities or 'secret societies •qf-'any kind. Princeton is the most'prom ; tihcnt college' that has an' edict "against '. this, but on-acount of tho splendid dor ;-rnitory system' there she .does not. n-;e-l •;thcm. The- college spirited*-, that instUu ¦-tlon is much more emphasized' than in any J, other ""collece,- just because the students are brought very close' together. ¦*¦ .."Where there are no.formitories the fra ternities form a nucleus for the life of -.he college.. - ,'. *'~ ; The clubs and _the* fraternities are the two extremes., »The;hianner of living, th« 3 J men and, the^'environments are often ?n § tirely opposite. "In" one" of the clubs the living. of its members is on a most scien tific, economical basis. ' There are six : members who rent a small cottage within :a few blocks of the university. The mem bers do their own cooking, washing aal ' house-cleaning, and thereby reduce the living expenses to the minimum. They average not more than" JlO each a month. All take turns at the various de tails of work. -One will, act as cook for a month, ' another - washes ; the ' dishes, an other attends -to 'the- buying,* and- so on, each sharing the burdens with his com .'. - 4 ¦ ¦ . SB* r.- ¦ ..- - - panlons. As these men have no one to call upon for money they work at odd Jobs about the university at 2S cents an, hour. Th#y attend college regularly and are often among the best students and 'very popular with their classmates. There have been Instances where one of these club men was a leader in class 'politics or in athletics. Of course the .members of "other clubs are better off and live in the • same manner as the average student. As an instance of the other extreme, th« members -of -the fraternities are often compelled to pay $40 to JoO a month for liv ing expenses. -, The ' majority of "fraterni ties, however, are managed on a basis as low as the best boarding'houses, averag ing about- $30.' Each fraternity employs from one to thr*><? servants, according to the size. of the house and the number of members. A manager, one of the mem bers, is elected annually, who takes entire chargcof, the finances. He buys the pro visions,, hires the servants and attends to regulating the monthly Mils. : Four of .the fraternities at the Univer sity of California— Zeta Psl. Beta Theta Pi, Phi. Delta Theta, and Delta Kappa Epsllon-^-own their own houses, which have been bought by the fraternities' alumni j bonded Jnto a corporation. A rental is paid to the corporation, which Is used for repairs and improvements. .The'' active members run the house to suit themselves and .at an expense as large as their pockets will permit- They have a complete organization, which is responsible to Itself only. Each fraternity, and there are fourteen, averages a membership of about twenty, ten of whom are resident members— that is, live in the house — and on these largely depends the support of the fraternity. One of- the most interesting features of fraternity life .la the rivalry which ex ists. " At the opening of the fall term, when the freshmen enter, there is always a struggle for the best and most available men.' Often a very good man will be in vited to become a member of several or- ganizations. Then It is that the fight becomes Interesting. Each fraternity will present facts which it thinks will influ ence the candidate to join. As each fraternity is characteristic of a certain type of man,' thr- fortunate fresh men Joins the crowd which he thinks most congenial or has the most influence on him. ' This is called "rushlns," and is one of the most exciting seasons of the college year to the fraternity man. The success of his chapter depend* largely upon the number and caliber of men Is Continued on Paea Thra*. SUNDAY CALL FRATERNITY LIFE AT BERKELEY \ i«l" TUDENT life Is a topic Interesting at all times. .'Sot only is it inter- :¦ fCz—j) testing': to the eolleee man;*liut to the Student of .human nature' as I ¦well. , In It all' kinds and conditions of; j mankind are concentrated. Here the hap-, py-go-lucky' fellow ia found hand In hand v/Hh iho quiet. de*p ; student; here; the- ', jlnillionairp'srKon acsoclatcs as carelessly j with - the poor fellow,: working ' his "way, through. . All exist: on . a common < basis ;¦ no distinction is drawn. .This is ideal col lege/life. .-/¦; ¦ , ;. '_•'. .',¦' . ¦ . : At, Princeton,; Yale and Eome.other.col lt'l'cs ¦ this Udeal "can. be realized through the dormitories r where '• all the students live. In the majority. of universities," how- ¦ ever, . there ," are '. three j subdivisions .;' of I', student life;. > those who; are ¦"¦ dependent Upon I themselves, r ; those v who , live at j home - ; or In boarding'houses, and j those who live : . In J> club 'i or* fraternity ; ; houses. H The "per- 1 centage^of" students : who are dependent; In f part '¦ or.? entirely upon -themselves / is ;; larger|atithe University Vof "California^, than? in . any • other, college * ; In * the . United > States. . ; Fully." 430 students,'.^ men . • and : ; women alike, graduate : from' college ' by ..''•"¦ •jwtnrkingrat-odd'jobs.* :~ * : ¦ - -» "At" Berkeley there are no dormitories and -. the Meal college - life exists only, v in the clubs and ; fraternities. [The- distinction between the clubs and fraternities is that the fraternities are established , institu tions—usually^ Greek ;, letter ¦' secret ,'socie ties. 'They ; are represented ; ln a ; number of colleges, and have a common*bond.' The clubs exist only while the members are In college. Theyare orgranlied' for two rea sons—thnt-the member3,usuaUy not :more than a dozen; may live more cheaply' t> and that something may be derived; from' the association, i " "^ * : ¦ ; ', • Some'of i the? fraternities have been es tablished'sixty or seventy years, and but few > have « sprung ;- into existence In ' the past twenty, years. ¦ Many of the fraterni ties • are ; represented in fifty : or sixty."col leges, 5 while the more conservative do ' not extend^into'more than, a dozen. The fra ternity ,*; like | the Masonic order, may have representatives of : the /various generations of : a"; family. - . Usually *a : son » becomes . %a ' member "of . his father's' fraternity, though there are many exceptions to this rule.