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ood Says Newspapers
Can Better Crime
irope, United States
Contrasted by
$y Norman F. Kraft
)iscussions of crime, the Man-
tinri situation and the 'color-
'of news stories featured the
""in g session of the University
ss club yesterday afternoon at
Michigan Union.
the meeting was opened by
e White, president of the club
I head librarian of the Detroit
ws with the usual words of
.cqme and a few comments on
spaper sensationalism. In four
ne surveys conducted by the
versities of Cornell, Washing-
, Oregon, and Pennsylvania, it
found, Mr. White said, that
e fve per cent of the news print-
was crime news. The public's
V of newspaper sensationalism
.,he said, from the fact that
e of them gave front page pre-
nce to crime stories. White
;, however, that he has no use
papers that practiced such a
,cy as they catered to the inde-
t and abnormal qualities of hu-
a character.
'h first address of the after-
n was delivered by Arthur E.
04, professor cif sociology, who
e on the "Newspapers and the
ake Problem."
"'Thre are no unit causes of
iime," Prof. Wood said, "that
p e r a t e independently, and
batever is the influence of the
ress, it is exercised in a con-
lexity of biological and social
' , all of which must be
dd in any final account.
ectin and emphasis in the
n aionof n e ws stories
renat t e r s G consciously
orted policy with the press
_s well-known that in
s respects there are wide
erences isplayed a m o n g
qe newspapers of any of our
r cities. If it be urged that
mrican readers are not suf-
c ently interested in interna-
' ll affairs so as to make
1m 'front page stuff' in our
ative newspapers, as they of-
' are in the foreign lang-
*ge newspapers, the answer is
Iat by giving t h e m more
uase, and less to local crime,
he American press can make
s r e a d e r s internationally
dnded at any time it chooses
i do so."
rof. Wood recommended to the
rspapers of Michigan the follow-
principles for the betterment
:rime conditions in the state:
The establishment of charac-
research bureaus in our prisons.
The establishment of a central
rd of parole with trained staff
The establishment of a cen-
board of probation.
The establishment of a cen-
ized board for the purpose of
vict classification.
The establishment of a cen-
ized bureau of crime statistics.
rof. Preston W. Slosson of the
ory department next spoke on
ime at Home and Abroad."
essor Slosson compared t h e
opean and American crime sit-
ons in the light of the facili-
pf each in crime detection and
nglish and American systems
alike in that they offer the
e great latitude in conduct-
the examination. But English
is better administered than

erican. Trials are conducted
i more celerity, the judges have
ider discretion, appeals are not
wed on trivial grounds, and the
ce are more competent. But it
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Continued From Page 1)
offering extension courses to those
who cannot afford to attend the
university for the prescribed peri-
ods of time, universities are extend-
ing "the practice ol. the best schools'
of refusing to admit that brains
and opportunity to develop them
are restricted to those persons who
have adequate means."
Education, he stated, does not
end with college, although organ-
ized and supervised study may be
abandoned, he added, with the last
"If the university may appropri-.
ately supervise study during andI
even prior to the college period, it isI
difficult to see why it may not as
justifiably take an interest iii the!
welfare of its graduates to the ex-
tent ,of aiding them in continuingI
their intellectual growth."
Alumni, however, arednot the on-
ly adults who can and should use
the university's facilities.
"The university as the highest
school in ou r system is the one to
which most adults must turn for'
instruction, and the institution is
not doing its full duty to society if
it does not recognize the education.
of adults as at least a legitimate
function. The alternative point of
view means duplication of effort
and waste of facilities."
Another highly important func-
tion of the "super-university," Pres-c
ident Ruthven said, was the en-
couragement of research and the1
services which follow from inves-
tigation. He said that the function
of investigation is now generally
granted to the universities.
"The hope of our society is to
be found in no small measure inc
the labors of scholars, embued with1
a love of truth for its own sake,1
to extend the bounds. of human
knowledge in all directions regard-
less of results. It is only in the uni-
versity that these labors can be
carried on continuously throughJ
the .years, and it is in the Univer-;
sity that the results can be accum-
ulated and preserved as a vast her-
itage for future generations."


Results of Years of Research
Incorporated; Designed
for Teachers.
A course recently begun by the
extension division of the University
ric ar n ivt hvkin c nnintn

are being incorporated in the neW
course, and it is expected to devel-

Contest Committee Votes $300
Prize Money for

fadesUgneda to give sc ooi superin ien-
Extension of the already large dents, high school principals, and
number of prizes to be award- teachers, the latest advances in
ed from the money in the hands curriculum planning for highs
of the Avery and Jule Hopwood schools has met with immediate
prize contest committee was mades we
Tuesday evening when the commit- success, according to a bulletin is-
tee voted to release $300 for utiliza- sued by the Bureau of Alumni Re-
tion in awards to freshmen. lations.
S it x-s announced that the -
trd wr ean ced thatd e Forty-one men have enrolled in
awaord. were established to add en- tefrtsmse ftecusi
thusiasm and zest to the regular the first semester of the course, m
work of" the freshman courses in which classes are held in Traverse
composition, but that the prizes City, Cadillac, and Manistee, on
were to be awarded for outside alternate weeks.
Associated Press Photo work of freshmen as well as for This is the first time an extension
Eugene Gladstone 0'Neill son of work done in the classes. Profs. course has been held so far from
Eugene' slpayw hh Howard M. Jones, Roy W. Cowden, the University, as well as being an
Eugene O'Neill, playwright, h ass and Bennet Weaver were appointed unusual attempt to bring the re-
been elected to Phi Beta Kappa, as a committee in charge of the s;arch work and resources of the
honorary scholastic fraternity, at administration of the freshmen University to bear on a problem of
Yale. awards. the greatest importance to high
Final announcement of the mem- school executives. For a number of
bers of the elimination committee years the Bureau of Educational
M'Burney Is Satisfied for the minor awards was made. Reference and Research of the Uni-
After Albion Debates The committee consists of Profs. versity has been compiling infor-
Roy W. Cowden, Norman E. Nelson, mation about high school courses,
Kenneth T. Rowe, Arno L. Bader, student preferences, grades made
Satisfaction with the efficiency Theodore Hornberger, and Sigmund in 'various subjects by different
and showing of the Varsity debat- K. Proctor. types of students, and other data
ing teams was expressed yesterday on school problems.
by James H. McBurney, coach, when Many Colleges Show Interest Results of these studies, a$ well
by Ja-ms H. Mc au.re. :tahtrAid,wh-nI as much other material in the field,


op better educational programs and
methods for the students.
Dr. George E. Carrothers, director
of the University Division of In-
spection of High Schools, and Dr.
T. Luther Purdom, director of the
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information, are
the men conducting the course.
Despite the trips which two-thirds
of the class must make each week,
there are very few absences, and
the two-hour meetings are filled
with active discussion.
Handball, Pool EventP
to Start Next Week
Next week will see the opening
of competition in three Intramural
indoor sports of the interfraternity
division. Dual contests in swim-
ming, handball, and water-polo
will feature the season starting
Monday. \
Volleyball winners of the various
leagues will commence their play-
offs next week to determine the in-
terfraternity championship. This
year, these final rounds of the tour-
ney are to be played in a double
elimination system; a team will
have to be defeated twice before it
is eliminated from the playoffs.

Joseph R. Hayden
must be said in fairness to the
United States that it has a more
cosmopolitan population to deal
with and there are more automo-
biles and firearms."
Diverting the crime topic, Joseph
R. Hayden, professor of political
science spoke on the Manchurian
situation. His address was entitled
"Highlights of the Eastern Situa-
tion." Prof. Hayden explained that
there is a great natural enmity be-
tween the Japanese and Chinese.
"Japan," Prof. Hayden said,
has a good military grip on
Manchuria that cannot be
broken, due to their powerful
army and navy which can be
put into Manchuria at a mom-
ent's notice. Japan has abso-
lute control of the eastern seas
and Russia cannot fight at the
far end of the Trans-Siberian

speaking of the first two debates
of the season, held Wednesday af-
ternoon and night, with Albion col-
In the no-decision debates, Mc-
Burney said, the two Michigan
teams revealed their mastery of the
question and their ability to uphold
their sides of the argument. Al-
though these debates were no real
tests for the Michigan team, be-
cause Albion's late starting debat-
ing season made them less prepared
for the meet than Michigan, var-
sity debaters were given ample op-
portunity to exert themselves to
the utmost.
The affirmative team that dgbat-
ed Wednesday meets the University
of Detroit tomorrow in Detroit.

in ..reai ve r uV ng LwA . , A . *
A new light in cooperation be-
tween universities was- revealed by
Prof. B. Weaver, English profes-
sor in charge of the administration
of the Avery and Jule Hopwood
creative writing contest, when he
said that letters had been received
from several universities and col-
leges throughout the country ex-
pressing interest . in the creative
writing situation here, and offer-
ing to cooperate with Michigan in
advising special cases to attend
the university with a view of en-
joying the privileges presented by
the Hopwood contest.
Among the schools that have
written to Prof. Weaver are Har-
vard, University ' of Illitois, Uni-
versity of North Carolina, Univer-
sity of Washington, and Univer-
4ity of South Carolina.

The best day of the year on which to show our appre-
ciation of the things our families and friends !ave
done for us.

There is no better way than to

Uiniversity Flower 5'hop, Inc.


By Karl Seiffert i,
The University of Wisconsin is a
wonderful institution.
Of course the University of Mich-
igan is a wonderful place, too, but
Wisconsin has at least one depart-
ment that far outshines anything
Michigan can offer.
The University Lost and Found
office in Madison really does things.
The Daily Cardinal, which publish-
es a weekly official report of stock
on hand, reveals the fact that the
bureau retrieved a total of 28 mis-
cellaneous articles from November
11 to November 17.
Tabulated under the heads of
"Pins, Jewelry, and Miscellaneous,"
"Clothing," and "Books," the bu-
reau is holding everything from a
case of dissecting tools to a "visor,"
whatever a visor may be, in the o
chance that someone will come in
and present a claim for the lost
But it isn't as easy as all that-
no, sir - you have to be able to
identify anything you want to take

home with you, which, in the case
of a set of dissecting! tools, would
certainly prevent anyone but a
medic, at least, from illegally ab-
sconding with the article in ques-
Under the "Pins-Jewelry" head
there is actually only one pin list-
ed, but there are enough other
things to make up for the lack of
jewelry. Beside the dissecting tools
and the visor, the bureau is holding
a cigarette lighter, a fountain pen,
a pencil, a purse, and a necklace,
the last probably being the excuse
for establishing a jewelry depart-
The. prize package of the lot
comes in the book department,
.where one finds that, aside from
the common notebook and copies of
"A Short Table of Integrals," the
kind of books the average student
loses track of are Keats' poetical
works and More's "Utopia,"- all of
which isn't so hard to understand.

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