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RICHARD L. TOBIN
News Editor. ...............................David M. Nichol
Editorial Director...............................Beach Conger, Jr.
City Editor ....................................Carl Forsythe
Sports Editor .............................Sheldon C. Fullerton
Women's Editor..... ....................Margaret M. Thompson
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CARDS ARE '
Frank B. Gilbreth
J. Culen Kennedy James Inglis
Denton C. Kunze Jerry E. Rosenthal
George A. Stauter
Wilber J. Myers
Brian Jone ,
Lawson L. Becker
Ralph I. Cooper
Lester M. Harrison
john W. Thomas
John S. Townsend
Charles A. Sanford
SW EDNESDAY President Hoover met with
leading bankers and real estate men to dis
cuss his plan by which the government will ai
banks in giving credit for home building plans
From all appearances the result will certainly be
most encouraging. The sudden rise of apparently
lifeless stocks and a show of unprecedented con
fidence in financial circles already forecasts thi
Ever since the depression began to effect the
national government, Hoover has searched foi
various means through which the people might
regain their lost confidence. Many schemes were
put on foot, all well advertised and encouraged by
"big names" but always the result proved dis-
A few months ago, he organized his unemploy-
ment relief committee with more "big names" but
as yet, no definite results have been reached. His
latest plan, mentioned above, might prove the
needed stimulus which business needs.... ....
General conditions and the stock market have
always gone hand in hand, either the stocks fol-
lowing business or business following stocks. At
present, no one is ignorant of the low mark which
both institutions have reached and everyone is
sincere in wanting to alleviate conditions.
As soon as the news of the conference in Wash-
ington reached Wall Street, stocks shot up and
a new life entered the financial world. With the
relation stocks have to business conditions, the
conclusions people can come to are obvious. We
do not want to appear too hopeful nor do we
expect a federal subsidization of home building to
prove a panacea which will lift us out of a slough
into which the whole world has fallen, but from
these early indications things might improve a
Home building long ago was urged by the
President and other leaders but no one seemed
G. R. Winters
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d NOW IN VIEW!
Yesterday we went over to Room
4 In order to get our Pcture Card
and if we hadn't been an intimate
y friend of Tom Muir we would have
- been there yet. (Alright, alright,
s Tom, you needn't get hard about
it; we'll never say it again.) We
e had a perfectly wonderful time all
r yesterday afternoon scaring peo-
ple with it. We would pull it out
quick when they weren't expect-
ing it and shout "BOO" and they
would jump about two inches and
- a half. Then they would tell us
what we looked like. It was just
like Hallowe'en. Nobody who saw
the picture thought the same way
about it, and a few even told us
that it was a good likeness, but we
suspect that they said that because
they didn't know us very well and
feared the power of the press. Here
are a few of the answers.
* * *
"You look like a hound listening
to a hunter's bugle."-T. Cooley.
"Now isn't that a lovely thing."
"You look like a rabbit gettin4
ready to hop."-Red Laskey.
"You look like a moron-a man
going to prison."-H. Gage.
"You look kind of worried."-H.
"You look like a guy who is grad-
uating from the Eight (-ade."-
"Alias Dopey Joe."-B. Conger.
"You look like Huckelberry Finn
with Indigestion:"-Peg O'Brien.
"You look 'like a little boy who
has just been told that the stork
didn't bring him." Somebody who
ought to have known better than
to have said such a thing to us.
(Name on request).
"Why you look just like George
"Hurray! Friture! Hurray ! "-R. :
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NIGHT EDITOR--J. CULLEN KENNEDY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1931
of varied experienec.
Ann Arbor Savings Bank
to pay much attention to it. Now, when every-'
thing else has been tried and hasn't proven suca
cessful, this might. At least, it may instill a mite
of confidence in the public mind which is, after all,
the desired result.
With the open houses for fraternities a matter of
less than two weeks away, the prospective rushees
can now take memory courses and harden their
hands for a few evenings of remembering multitudi-
nous names and shaking practiced hands for hours
at a time.W
North Main Street
How Much Time
Are Activities Worth?
FIFTY years ago there were very few outside
activities which students could indulge in;
there was, probably, only one, and that was not
legal. University records of 1849 or, thereabouts
show that several men were expelled from school
for a "drinking spree."
Yet one is inclined to wonder today whether
or not the time spent on extra-curricular activities
is wasted. Students spent enormous amounts of
time on such phases of their college life. Is it
worth while? Sometimes a complete afternoon is
given over to some phase of an activity;;when two
or more activities are undertaken, when shall the
Extra-curicular activities in college tend to be
overemphasized. Football, especially, bears the
brunt of the attack. Yet there ate hundreds of
other students who work hours daily writing stor-
ies for papers, selling tickets in box offices, con-
ducting tryouts for theatricals or rehearsing, tak-
B 0OX S
And that doesn't begin to in-
clude all those people who did-
n't want to hurt our feelings,
or one thing or another. A few
were left speechless and we
mustn't forget them. Below we
print our picture as the Uni-
versity has it. We don't think
it's very good either, but then
one mustn't be too critical.
LIVING PHILO$OPHIES (A symposium). Simon and
Some one on the staff of Forum magazine, it mat-
ters not who, conceived the idea that a series of brief
credos, written by outstanding modern thinker ,
might prove profitable to the magazine and the woidd
at large. Therefore Henry Goddard Leach, astute
Forum editor, proceeded to collect one of the most
remarkable philosophical symposia that it has been
our good fortune to encounter; these he published,
one by one, in successive issues of Forum during 1928-
30. We now have the rare privilege of reading, with
several additions, these credos in parallel in a volume
called "Living Philosophies." The writers, all eminent
ing care of routine work in the larger student intellectuals, include in their number Albert Einstein,
organizations where there are executive functions H. G. Wells, Fridtjof Nansen, John Dewey, Bertrand
to fill. Russell, George Jean Nathan, and 16 others of similar
This overemphasis, however, has also been note.
responsible for a myth which has caused the crown
of success to'be placed on the brow of the activities Perhaps the best contribution from a standpoint
man before he leaves college. Because he has been of unity and lucidity (if one can, for a moment, doff
prominent in college work, he is destined for suc- his individual philosophical prejudices) are the
cess in later life. But, as we have pointed out, splendidly expressed credos of John Dewey and H.
this is but a myth. Yet this myth is.responsible G. Wells. It would be difficult to hit upon two more
for a gradual tendency away from the spirit which coipletely different expressions of personal belief.
first encouraged activities. Organizations were Dewey expounds the philosophy of every-day exper-
then groups of students who had similar interests ience; Wells sketches the merging of individual
outside their studies which they wished to pursue thought into the total quantity of the human race.
in common. "Men who look for a single purport and a single
Today fraternities, unfortunately, regard the end" (of the universe), says Dewey, "either frame an
extra-curicular activities as races in which to enter idea of them according to their private desires and
their members; the "prestige" of the house, what- tradition, or else, not finding any such single unity,
ever that might be, is considered more important give up in despair and conclude that there is no
ever that might e, is cheimem . Thu important genuine meaning and value in any of life's episodes.
trehnt ihesoutforveiousac. Thus ..es fi ... There is no need of deciding betwen no meaning
freshmen trying .out for various act&ties because at all and one single, all-embracing meaning. There
their seniors told them to do so. are many meanings and many purposes in the situ-
It must be conceded, however, that those stu- ations with which we are confronted-one, so to say,
dents who succeed in their outside work are those for each situation."
who have been- interested from the star.t and enjoy "I do not believe in the least that either the body
the work. It would be useless to try to make a of H. G. Wells or his personality is immortal," says
journalist out of an embryo actor; or an actor out Wells, the biological dreamer, "but I do believe that
of one whose interests lie along athletic lines. It the growing process of thought, knowledge, and will
will cause fewer disappointments among the fresh- of which we are parts, of which I am a part, and of
which you are a part, may go on growing in range
men. .and power forever. I think that Man is immortal,
Extra-curricular work has been the point of but not men."
many an attack through reports, speeches, or com- We maypass over the ponderous incoherence oi
mittees. For reasons listed above, students have Theodore ("Genius") Dreiser in favor of the amuse-
become disinterested in their work and have not ment, almost comic relief, in fact, of the ultra-
hesitated to tell professors why. The activity is modern, hedonistic credo of the critic, George Jean
blamed instead ofi the individual, who is really at Nathan. S
fault. But those who succeed, those who enjoy A few scattered extracts may be quoted: "A man's
'the work, are students who really want to work in beliefs, after all, save he be a professional practi-
that particular field.Is ir not worth while to them? tioner of letters and hence a racketeer of words, a
self-blackmailer, and a Judas unto himself, are and
To the freshmen this year, we offer a word of should be his private, personal property, as his love -
advice-if you participate in activities, choose making or his underwear.. . Although I myself, due
them carefully. If it is the prestige, the glory of doubtless to defective skill, have to work pretty hard .
the senior position that attracts you-stick to your I do not believe in too hard work. . . I believe in the
sudies. A student forced into outside work is apt state of bachelorhood, at the very least'up to tne
(This is a reprint from the In-
diana Daily Student of October 2.
1931. We don't know who the au-
thor is,.but we rather like this lit-
"As we said, we labor far into
the night. We jump out of bed
eagerly-how we hate. 1 i a r s-to
brush our teeth up and down ten
times apiece before we go to break-
fast. Enter us (we're at the toast
and coffeery now)-enter coed. Oh,
any coed, Elmer, what difference
does that make? She picks up a
copy of the Student. Pound-Pound-
Pound. Business of heart; palpita-
ting. She looks at the front page.
Glances at Band Drive publicity
and pictures of Miss Solar System.
Then (big moment now) she turns
to page two. In case you're reading
this and you probably aren't, its
on page two. Is she going to read
Something happened yester-
day that made our heart go
bing, and swell up big as any-
thing. Dr. Case said that a
prerequisite for his course (Or-
ganic Evolution) is a reading of
"Alice in Wonderland" and
"Through the Looking Glass."
Its a real pleasure to find
someone who appreciates Alice.
We read it every year all over
again and we like it better each
time. We are very fond of "The
Hunting of the Snark" too, but
Alice holds first place in our
'* * *
The Gargoyle office is still seeth-
ing and fermenting. which is a
Cor. S. State and E. Washington Sts.
Dr. Frederick B. Fisher, Minister
10:30 A. M.-Morning Worship.
7:30 P. M.-Evening Worship.
"THOMAS JEFFERSON AND
Dr. Edgar DeWitt Jones, of Detroit
(Wesleyan Guild Lecture).
FIRST BAPTIST 'IHURCH
E. Huron, below State
R. Edward Sayles, Minister
Howard R. Chapman, Minister for
9:30 A. M.-The Church School,
Mr. Wallace Watt, Superintendent.
10:45 P. M:-The Hon. Grant M.
Hudson member of the Allied
Campaigners will discuss the 18th
Amendment and Prohibtion.
12:00 Noon-Discussion omitted to-
5:30 P. M.-Friendship Hour at
6:30 P. M.-Devotional Meeting.
Miss Jean Davidson Grad., will
lead, with the topic, "Making the
We Are Supporting the Allied
WESLEY FOUNDATION -
State and Huron Streets
UNDER ABLE LEADERS
Freshmen, Prof. Carrothers.
Upperclassmen, Dr. Blakeman
Graduates a Forum.
Cor. East University Ave. & Oakland
Philip Bernard Heller, Director
Philip Bernstein, Assistant to the
Sunday, October 11
11:00 A. M.-Services in the Chapel
of the Women's League Building.
Rabbi Heller will speak on "The
Effect of the Economic Depression
on Spiritual Values."
Conservative services each Friday
eveing 7:00 P. M. at the Founda-
Huron and Division Sts.
Merle H. Anderson, Minister
Alfred Lee Klaer, Associate
9:30 A. M.-Class for Freshmen
meets at the Church House, 1432
10:45 A. M.-Morning Worship.
Sermon: "Who Are Your Own?"
12:00 Noon-Class for Upper-class-
men at the Church.
5:30 P. M.-Social Hour for Young
6:30 P. M.-Young People's Meet-
ing. Speaker: Robert Ropp, one
of the Allied Campaigners.
Allisdn Ray Heaps, Minister
Sunday, October 11
10:45 A. M.-Sermon by Mr. Heaps.
Subject: "THE N E ED OF
BRAINS IN RELIGION."
5:30 P. M.-Student Fellowship.
Supper followed by address by
Rev. B. N. Dukes of Jackson,
Mich., on "The Need of. a New
409 S. Division St.
10:30 A. M-Regular Morning Serv-
ice. Sermon topic: "Are Sin,
Death, and Death Real?"
11:45 A. M.-Sunday School follow-
ing the morning service.
7:30 P. M.-Wednesday Evening
The Reading Room, 10 and 11
State Savings Bank Building, isopen
daily from 12 to 5 o'clock, except
"Familiarity with the Scriptures is
the most valuable, part of a man's
education."-President Angell, Uni-
versity of Michigan. RO
THE "UPPER ROOM"
For all "Michigan" Men. The
Class that is "Different."
The Class with a History and a
Every Saturday Evening, from
Seven to Eight O'clock.
"Discussion" Section meets Sun-
day Morning at 9:30.
Meetings . held in the "Upper
Room," Lane Hall, 212 South State
Read the "Upper Room" Bulletin,
Everything free to Sudnt:T,.v
ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN
Third and West Liberty Sts.
C. A. Brauer, Pastor
Sunday, October 11
9:30 A. M.-German Service.
9:45 A. M.-Church School.
10:45 A. M.-Morning Worship.
The Pastor will speak on "The
Christian's Beauty in the World."
5:30-6:30 P. M.-Fellowship Hour
and Supper. Dr. W. B. Stoddard
of Washington, D. C., will speak
on "Church or Lodge."
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