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Chairman Editorial Board
FA x E. CoOR, City Edifer

ews Editor ...............Gurney WilliamsI
ditorial Director..........Walter W. Wilds
ports Editor ..........Joseph A. Russell
romen's Editor..........Mary L. Behymer
usic, Drama, Books.. ...Wmn. J. Gorman
ssistant City -Editor....H...Harold 0.Warren:
sistant News Editor...Charles R. Sprowl
elegraph. Editor.........GeorgeA. Stautei
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First, more money will be needed
for any radical improvement; sec-
ondly, there must be a more liberal
extension of academic freedom
through a wider integration of the
fields of knowledge and research.
Further, on this liberal basis of
scholarship there must be encour-
aged a more intensive program of
study of human problems; and last-
ly the results of this study must be.
disseminated more widely by means
of adult education through exten-
sion institutes and universities.
Pre-views of the problems pre-
sented by Dr. Hutchins seem to be
alike in their condemnation of any
plan which attempts to educate
the outside world before (to quote
the Yale News) "the undergraduate
has been taken care of." There is
nothing in Dr. Hutchins book which
places graduate or non-student
education first, ahead of under-
graduate training, however.
The theory behind extension edu-
cation toward a better appreciation
of the business world by those who
are already in it is all right in its
place, but perhaps Dr. Hutchins has
misjudged its value. The under-
graduate is, after. all, the primary
importance in our modern educa-
tion. After he is taken care of,
nothing can be said against exten-
sion to the outside world, but his
welfare must first be assured.
ampus Opinion
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words if possible. Anonymous com-
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quest. Letters published should not be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of The Daily.

Beach Conger
rl S. Forsythe
vid IL Nichol

Yes sir, revolting . .. that's what
it is! Our old pal Pack the careen-
ing congressman has put up a



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Telephone 2I2Y4 MR. PACK REPLIES
T. HOLLSTER MABLEY, Business ffafer The Eitor
at IE SO S o the Editor:
DE ARTESON, AAs.While I have no desire to enter
Advertising...............Charles T. Kline into an argument with The Daily
Advertising............. Thomas M. Davis on the merits of one of my bills
Advertising........... William W. Warboys
Service-..............Norris J. Johnson now in the legislature, I do desire
Publication........ ..Robert W. VTilliamson
Circulation........ Marvin S. Kobacker to coment on your editorial of
Accountst................Thomas S. Mu Sundayand clarify my own posi-
Business 'Secretary...........Mary J. Kenan Sna
Assistant tion.
Marry R. Begley Erle Kightlinger The threat that fraternities may
V ernon Bishop Don W. LyondedterporistoheU -
William Brown William Morgan deed their properties to the Un-
Robert Callahan Richard Stratemelet versity in order to evade taxation
William W. Davis Keith Trlerhalogbeasurefwry
Richard H. Hller Noel ). Tu hs log be oreo or
Miles Hoisingtoa Byrou C. Vedder to local property owners. My bill
was introduced after receipt of a
Maian Wrane HellvaOMsle petition from the Board of Super-
Helen Bailey Mildred Postal of this, county that I take
Josephine Convlsse* Marjorie RoughviosfthscuytatIak
Maxine Fishgrund Mary E. wattt in the matter. Whether justi-
Dorothy LeMire Johanna Wiesea
Dorothy Laylin fied by any probable future course
of action on the part of fraternities
___________________________or not, this feeling of uneasiness
TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 1931 remains. It is today a material
factor to be considered by anyone
Night Editor - JOHN D. REINDEL =contemplating the purchase of a
home here.
FREEDOM OF THE PRESS Local taxes are admittedly high.
They are high on my own home.
Governor Leslie, of Indiana, re- The fraternities are not alone in
cently signed a bill providing for their complaint. If fraternities are
a change of judges In cases of in- being overtaxed, I favor reducing
direct contempt of court, following their taxes. I do not for a moment
an 18 month's campaign by Sigma wish it to be thought that I am
Delta Chi, journalistic fraternity, antagonistic to fraternities, for I
for the passage of the bill. have cherished my membership in
The bill is but a step toward a one national social fraternity for
more distinct definition of the con- some 16 years. I favor the frater-
stitutional guarantee of "freedom nity system so long as it asks noth-
of the press." Recently in Indiana, ing unfair.
two editors criticized a judge for My measure proposes no change.
his decision in a certain case, 1 It merely says that the present sys-
whereupon he found them guilty tem shall remain in force. A few
of, and fined them for, contempt years ago, a large factory which
of court. Later, however, a higher would have employed some 300
court reversed his decision. girls as textile workers contem-
This new legislation should pre- plated locating its factories here.
vent this type of case from recurr- Local citizens discouraged the move
ing. If the press is not allowed to in the belief that a factory of this
criticize, constructively or destruc- sort was undesirable for obvious
tively, there will be no method of reasons. This meant the loss of
expressing public opinion. Politi- several hundreds of thousands ofj
cians heed the editorial columns of 1 dollars in prospective taxable pro-
their constituent newspapers more perty. In spite of opinions to the
than anything else; almost every contrary, the most friendly spirit
representative or senator at Wash- between town and gown prevails.
ington subscribes to all the news- Townsfolk realize that the Univer-
papers in his state in order to "feel sity is their greatest asset.
the public pulse" and to note re- Your editorial describes me as a
Actions on his own policies. political opportunist, at least by
Freedom of the press is a neces- implication. Nothing couldabe any
sity to the political philosophy that further from the truth. I have no
rules the United States. When a political aspirations whatever. I
newspaper gives evidence of a am merely trying to represent the1

lovely bill in the legislature just to
show that no nasty little college
snips are going to put anything over
on him.
* * *
It seems that last time he
threatened to raise the taxes
(urged on, it is alleged, by the
Ann Arbor Landladies league)
on fraternity houses, they came
right back at him and threat-
ened to deed their houses to
the University. After a period
of hard thought he evolved a
bill making all University own-
ed club-houses of all sorts with
the exception of faculty and
honor society groups admit
anyone on the payment of a
twenty-five dollar fee.
** *
Something he never thought of
I'll bet is that he was raising the
price and depriving a lot of de-
serving people from joining a fra-
ternity. Why, the last time the only
fraternity man I know saw twenty-
five dollars he woke up just in
time to put his arm back into joint
before his 8 o'clock.
Another thing he couldn't
have thought of is the fact that
no one would join any place
where they couldn't at least
pretend that they were picking
out the men they were going to
live with.
And another thing is that he very
likely never even suspects how silly
spite legislation can look.
* * *
As a defender of personal
liberty and the innate right of
man to pick out his own tooth-
brush and roommate without
the aid of Mr. Pack I take this
opportunity to suggest thathit
might be a good idea to gather
together and whiz up to Lans-
ing one of these days in a body
each bearing in hand one stone
from Newberry hall and place
them gently but firmly in Mr.
Pack's lap, thus killing two
birds withdone stone or rather
getting rid of one bird and a
whole lot of stones that we
didn't want anyway.
The Pherret just wandered in
looking a trifle frazzled to report
that the B & G Boys have discover-
ed a lovely new kind of soap that
is strongly perfumed and all over
the floor of the campus buildings
whereupon they are too. I don't
quite understand this, but he says
so and I guess it must be.

The lecture-recital to be given by
Henry Cowell, American composer
and editor of "New Music," is to be
given Friday afternoon at 4:15 in
the Mendelssohn Theatre rather
than Thursday evening as an-
nounced previously here. Today's
paper contains the announcement
that Mr. Cowell has just received a
Guggenheim Fellowship in Music.
Two performances of Bach's
greatest oratorio will be offered in
Orchestra hall on Wednesday and
Thursday evenings of this week by
the Detroit Symphony Choir of 250
voicese the Detroit Symphony or-
chestra, three assisting choral bod-
ies and nationally known soloists,
all under the direction of Ossip
Gabrilowitsch, who has conducted
performances of it for several years
in a row. Three trained choral
bodies will sing the responsive
choral passages which were sung
by the congregation in Bach's day.
The Main choral body has been
training since last Fall. The soloists
will be Margaret Matzenauer, con-
tralto; Jeannette Vreeland, so-
prano; Richard Crooks, tenor; Nor-
man Eddy, baritone; Fred Patton,
bass. Chandler Goldthwaite, who
has played the important organ
part for Mr. Gabrilowitsch several
times, will again be brought from
New York. Mr. Gabrilowitsch will
conduct from the keyboard of the
piano, which he is called upon to
play at certain occasions in the
Needless to say, the above facts
mean that Orchestra Hall offers a
pretentious and careful perform-
ance of one of the greatest of all
choral scores. Even with extreme
caution, one can predict an unfor-
gettable musical experience.
Palmer Christian, University or-
ganist, will present a special pro-
gram of Good Friday music on the
Frieze Memorial Organ, Hill Audi-
torium on the afternoon of Good
Friday, April 3, at 4:15 o'clock.
This program will take the place
of the usual Wednesday afternoon
recital, the program for April 1
being omitted. The cordial appre-
ciation and response on the part
of the public to Mr. Christian's
offering of Good Friday recitals in
past years has encouraged Mr.
Christian to continue this plan this
year. Good Friday afternoon is a
most fitting opportunity to listen
to appropriate music on this most
sacred of days.
Mr. Christian has built a pro-
gram for this occasion designed to
follow a definite sequence in the
mood up to the "Crucifixion" from
Marcel Pupre's "Passion Sym-
phony," following which the most
unusual item on the program a
Fugue, Canzone and Epilogue for
organ, violin and women's quar-
tette will be heard, the text for the
latter being "I believe in the Life
everlasting." The final number will
be a presentation of the famous
"Good Friday Spell" from Wagner's
For the women's voices Mr.
Christian will have the assistance
of Laura Littlefield and Thelma
Lewis, sopranos, Gwendolyn Zoller
and Annis Dexter Gray, contraltos
and Wassily Besekirsky violinist.
The general public with the ex-
ception of small children is cor-

dially invited but is respectfully re-
quested to be seated on time.
Toccata per L'Elevazione .........
Two Choral Preludes .......Bach
"We thank Thee, Lord, that Thou
hast died"
"O Man, bemoan thy grevious
Meditation (Suite in E minor) ....
Gethsemane ..... ........Malling
Crucifixion (Passion Symphony) .
Fugue, Canzone and Epilogue .
For organ, violin and women's
Laura Littlefield, soprano
Thelma Lewis, soprano
Gwendolyn Zoller, contralto
Annis Dexter Gray, contralto I
Wassily Besekirsky, violin
Good Friday music from "Parsifal"
........................ W agner
would seem like shipboard or some-
thing. All that was missing was the
rail. Well, the medicine wasn't
much good, Danny, because my

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School of
M usic
(No Admission Charge)
tion recital, Wednesday, April 1,
4:15, Mendelssohn Theatre.
of Thelma Newell, Violinist and
Lucile Garham S c h o en f e l d,
Pianist, Wednesday, April 1, 7:45,
School of Music Auditorium.
ist, Faculty Concert (Good Friday
Music) Friday, April 3, 4:15, Hill
Faculty Concert, Sunday, April 5,
4:15, Mendelssohn Theatre.
anist, Student's Recital, Tuesday,
April 7, 8:15, School of Music
Student's Recital Thursday, April
9, 4:15, Mendelssohn Theatre.
LOUISE NELSON, Pianist, Fac-
ulty concert, Sunday, April 26,
4:15, Mendelssohn Theatre.
Faculty Concert, Wassily Besekir-
sky, Violinist, Hanns Pick, Violon-
cellis, Joseph Brinxman, Pianist,
Sunday, May 3, 4:15, Mendels-
sohn Theatre.
Student's Recital, Tuesday, May 5,
8:I5, Mendelssohn Theatre.


III gill



in Organ Recital every Wednes
day, 4:15, Hill Auditorium unless
otherwise announced.



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sound editorial policy, its readers
will heed its opinions more than
they will the hat-wavings and pre-
judiced contentions of the more or
less fanatical sheets. The interpre-
tations of current events by a large
newspaper either make it or break
it, and those having crusading poli-
cies which twist the facts around
in an effort to make their cause
appear just, will soon find a grave
without the necessity of legal reme-
Robert Maynard Hutchins, Chi-
oago's youthful university presi-
dent and former dean of the Yale
Law school has written an article
on "The University of Utopia" for'
the next issue of the Yale Review
in which he considers the relation
of higher education to the prac-
tical field of sociology and econo-

people of this district as I think
they should be represented. If I am
in the wrong, I hope I will not be
re-elected-failure to be re-elected
will not cause me a moment's con-
cern one way or the other.
Possibly, however, when the pub-
lic hearing on my measure is held
at Lansing and communications are
read from fraternity alumni prais-
ing my bill, The Daily will realize
that there are two sides to the
question, even an "earth-worm's"
I was once the editorial writer
for The Daily and I know how
much fun it is to call people names.
IBut, if I may make a suggestion,
it is this: In future editorials on
the subject, why not base your pro-
nouncements on a detailed study of
the tax rolls? Facts and figures,
after all, are much more convinc-
ing than heresay.
Of course that would require a

4.* . * ..
He has just stuck his head in
again to say that what he
means is that the floors are too
perfumed after the soap and
the B & G Boys have been
Listen to the yelps of Robins
In the yard they howl and squall
When Winter comes they'll go away
It's a fine world after all.
* * 0
The D. O. B. for Sunday starts
off one of its articles with a bang
by heading it-Economics 52 Cor-
o * *
Just as I thought!
The Washtenaw Tribune wants to
sell two typewriters, presumably be-
cause they are going to take up
writing the thing out longhand
using bilge and a quill pen.
* * *
Dear Nephew:
I've had the swellest time since I
last wrote you. Friday night I and
Uncle Jake went to the Crease
dance (he found a ticket) and it
was beautiful. Not the ticket-that
wasn't so beautiful, but the dance
was. I had a headache but some
fellow Jake knew had some medi-'
cine in a silver bottle and I drank

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