HE MICHIGAN DAILY
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RICHARD L. TOBIN
Editorial Director ..... .............. oach Conger, Jr.
City Eclitor .... .. ......... .................Carl Forsythe
News Editor ...........,...................David M. Nichol
SportsPtor .................. ... .... ...heldon C. Pulertomn
Women't,)r s Editor . ....... ...... argart M. Thompson
Assistant Ni ewa Editor.........................Robert L. Pierce
J. U--lenc Kennedy Ja es Inglis
George A. Stauter
John W. Thomas
Wilber J. Myera
Stanley W. Arnheim
Lawson E. Bcker
Samuel G. Ellis
Samel L. Finkle
Louis B. Gascoigne
Fred A. Huber
Marion A. Milczewski
Albert H. Newman
E. Jerome Pettit
John S. Townsend
Charles A. Sanford
John W. Pritchard
C. Bart S-haat
Parker R. Snyder
G. R. Wintevs
Letters published in this column should not
be construed as expressing the editorial opinion
of The Daily. Anonymous communications will
be disregarded. The names of communicants will,
however, be regarded as confidential upon re-
quest. Contributors are asked to be brief, con-
fining themselves to less than 300 words if
To The Editor:
Recently there has arisen upon the campus of the
University of Michigan a group of individuals who
brand themselves "Socialists." These people offer for
sale a publication which many believe to be a rival
publication of the well known humorous magazine,
The Gargoyle. But unlike the Gargoyle, the jokes
are not in this publication, they are behind it. These
so-called "Socialists" attack: most any department,
which appears to be contented in minding its own
affairs, making it their unfortunate victim. The
Military Department was one of this number. Thus
one is lead into believing that these "Socialists" must
really be Pacifists sailing under false colors, too
spineless to admit their convictions, or else merely
a group of people with inferiority complexes wishing
to draw attention to themselves. Whichever be the
case, they should receive at most, a sympathetic smile
of pity from the normal majority.
Surely everyone knows that pacifism is not an
inherent principle of socialism, else why would Rus-
sia, which is a highly socialistic country, maintain
a large standing army? It is too early to discuss
the merits of true socialism as a political form of
government, for the experimental stage has not
passed. However, it would make no difference to a
military department of a country what form of gov-
ernment existed, their necessity and duty remaining
the same throughout the ages. That socialism has
no place in the United States today is exemplified by
its non-existance. The true power of any country
lies in its people. When a majority become dissatis-
fied, a change will occur regardless of hindering ele-
ments. The majority in this country today are not
dissatisfied, and will not be lead into the doing of any
rash acts by a group of dissatisfied fanatics.
Pacifism is merely beautiful ideal with little, if
any, political significace. Peace is their goal as well
as anti-militaristic movements. However, peace is
also the goal of every officer of the United States
Army, but they recognize their necessity arises be-
cause of the hypocrisy of human nature. The paci-
fist ignores the jealousies, hates, and prejudices which
are characteristic of the human race. But ignoring
does not eliminate, and unless they believe that
humannature can be changed, which is utter non-
sense, they are doomed to failure. However, methods
which allow persons to refuse to defend the country
from which they draw their livelihood, should be
condemned, and the participants fall to the level of
Dante's Judas and Brutus. Kirby M. Gillette.
To The Editor:
Another side of the current .polygonal debate on
individual and national: disarmament:
The Michigan Official Directory
! and Legislative Manual for 1931
(Published under the direction of
Frank M. Fitzfierald, Secretary of
In these humdrum times of sex
novels and depression, it is truly
refreshing to be able to review a
book-like this. It isn't often that
we meet with such a direct, con-
cise treatment of facts as they are
or such masterly insight into the
true meaning of Life. For instance,
in speaking of the Lieutenant Gov-
ernor himself this volume makes
the statement on page 37 to the ef-
fect that, "He shall communicate
by message to the Legislature, and
at the close of his official term to
the incoming Legislature, the con-
dition of the state, and recommend
such measures as he may deem ex-
pedient." It even further in say-
ing, "He may convene the Legisla-
ture on extraordinary occasions."
With these few excerpts to show
the general tenor of the author's
viewpoint on matters of esoteric
importance, we shall summarize
. The plot seems to be to get as
many pictures of people into the
book as possible. You have no idea
of what is possible in this line un-
til you have read it.
As the story unfolds, the excite-
ment grows intense. On page 5 is
the statement, under the heading
"Pertinent facts about Michigan"
that, "Michigan could exist as an
isolated empire while her people
enjoy all the reasonable comforts
and luxuries of life." Letting this
go as fact, we come to the start-
ling remark that "Too often set-
tlers do ,not consider the conditions
of health in their prospective loca-
tion. Consider Michigan from this
point of view." We already had,...
considered it we mean,. . .with not
very flattering results, but maybe
we missed something.
This short summary of the vol-
uime can, of course, do .it but scant
justice, but it should certainly serve
a purpose in telling you what to
expect and save you from buying
the silly thing.
CU ARES T. KLINE:...,.......................Business Manager
NORRIS 1. JOHNSON......................Assistant Manager
Advertising Contracts .............................Robert Callalan
Advertising Service.... . .. Ia.Byron C. Vedder
P~ublication~s..................... .... .William T. Brown
circulation .............. ............. .Harry R. Begley
Women's Business Manager .......................Ann W. Verner
Gilbert E. Bursley
Arthur F. Kohn
Bernard E. Schnacke
Grafton W. Sharp
Bernard H. Good
Mary Elizabeth Watts
NIGHT EDITOR-J. CULLEN KENNEDY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1931
HUNDREDS of alumni will return to Ann Ar-
bor today for homecoming, a return which to
them is reminiscent of their four or more years
e 0 0a
Cor. S. State and' E. Washington Sts.
Frederick B. Fisher
Peter F. Stair
10:30 A. M.-Morning Worship.
7:30 P. M-Convocation in Hill
spent here. Pnce a year they look forward to this
event, and once again we welcome them as they
come back to renew acquaintances.
For those of us who are now in college we.
cannot fully understand the feelings of alumni as
they look around and see new faces and new build-
ings.. To them it is like a new experience, al-
though the setting remains the same.
This year's homecoming is expected to be the
largest in some time, and elaborate plans have
been made for redecor ting the campus for alumni.
Then, too, the annual Fall Games, between the
freshmen and sophomores-a rivalry which flares
anew each year-will be held this morning at
There is little to be said on homecoming that
has not been uttered at some previous time. We
are glad to see the alumni return, and to them we
extend our welcome.
And The xT Questin
REPUBLICAN leaders have announced that
President Hoover will recommend to Con-
gress an increase in taxes when that body con-.
venes next month. His action is to be an attempt
to remove the huge deficit which faces the national
government. Evidence has been pointing to the
President that he would make this move. Both
Senator Watson 4and.enator Si oot, the latter
chairman of the finance conmittee, have been
directly opposed to any incrase in taxes, but when
they conferred with their party leader last week,
they abandoned thlir stand ,and kave decided to
su pport Hoover in his proposed recommendation.
According to ancial experts, a tax increase
of some sort is necesszry to wipe out the deficit.
The treasury cannot float another bend issue and
expect to materially solve the problem. Two loans
were floated last spring .and, athough over-sub-
scribed, a third loan is not, it is believed a logical
We are inclined to believe r.ather in a sales tax
than a tax on incomes-the two farms of taxes so
far suggested. Taxes on incomes have already
burdened the people sufficiently and one on higher
incomes would be an unpopular move as well as a
bad political maneuver. A sales tax, or even an
excise of some kind, however, cannot pass Con-
gress. Taxes of this sort have been tried before
and failed in enactment. Inheritance and estate
taxes might be tried, but it is improbable that
Suppose a foreign student
at this institute of learning
For all the rights ,of citizens
should manifest a yearning.
He'd go before a magistrate
to make his application
And humbly beg for membership
in this most favored nation.
"Will you bear arms?" the judge will say
with dignity majestic
"Against the nation's enemies
both foreign and domestic?"
To this the humble candidate,
no matter what his station, ,
Must answer YES without reserve,
demur or hesitation.
If he replies with IF or BUT
or other such condition
The judge may say "Request denied,
bring on the next petition."
For those who have wearied of
being hit in the eye with sailing
cards at football games, one of the
State Street stores has come forth
with a true godsend. They are giv-
ing away just the duckiest pairs
of Yellow and Blue mittens for the
cheering section! They are blue on
the back and yellow inside, and youj
have no idea how handy they wil
be for anyone who feels iknpelled
to thumb his nose on a real cold
day. This looks to us like the best
idea since the invention of the col-
lapsible cuspidcr that Uncle Joe
used to have so much trouble with.
State and Huron Streets
6:00 P. M--The Foundation pre-
sents Professor Preston W. Slosson,
associate professor of history in
the University who will speak on
"Religion and Russia."
12:00 A. M. Classes.-Freshmen,
Profess r Carrothelrs, instructor.
Undergraduates, Dr. Blkkeman, in-
structor. Graduate- forum, Tom
Pryor, '26 chairman.
grey skies up above us,
the pretty raindrops fall
football fields all muddy,
fine world after all.
* * *
So let's not blame the immigrant;
we should tho rather, maybe,
Congratulate our pacifist
on coming as a baby.
The fact stated above has not been warped by
the exigencies of rhyme or metre. The case of Pro-
fessor Clyde Macintosh of Yale University has been
before the federal Supreme Court and he has been
found not eligible for citizenship because he could
not promise to bear arms "unless he believed the war
to be morally justified."
WH AT'S GOING ON
Majestic: John Barrymore in "The Mad Genius."
Michigan: Bebe Daniels and Laurence Oliver in
"The Honor of the Family."
Lydia Mendelssohn: Comedy Club presents "The
Streets of New York."
University Press Club: The following talks will be
given at the Union today-"Etherizing the News," by
Curt Bradner, "The Editor Looks About," by Schuyler
Marshall, and "Let Freedom Ring," by Arthur G.
Hays, New York City.
WHO IS LITTLE YVONNE FAGAN?
Dear Mr. Rolls Editor:-
Since you are
the only one on Campus who is at
all interested in things other than
your studies, I am sending you
proof that a college education isj
The other day I ran across an
old pal of mine who graduated
from this wonderful university last
spring. All tho she has been unable
to get a position, she has put herj
college education to a severe test.
And such a test it was. My, oh my.
Her dog had fleas. Yes, fleas. It
may have been that the , modern
generation of fleas were worse, and
more were going to the d.og than
before. But anyway, he had fleas.
Millions of 'Em. In fact he had so
many that he succeeded in infect-
ing the whole house and making
the family look and act like St.
Vitus patients. Well, the little lady, ;
(oh, yes, she was) who was a grad-
uate of the University of Michigan, I
(Adv.) knew just what to do. She
poped in at the lib that aft and
astonished the librarian by ask-
ing for 'The Life History of a Flea'
by A. Franklin Shull. By reading
this and using her wits she suc-
i r~r7i" rAiv- rI -orhnr ~of lia
Cor. East University Ave. 4 (Oakland
Rabbi Bernard Heller, Director
Philip Bernstein, Assistant to the
Sunday, Nov. 22
In co-operation with the University
Convocation, there will be no serv-
ices or Open Forum. Jewish stu-
dents are invited to hear Governor
Brucker at Hill Auditorium at
7:30 P. M.
Conservative services each Friday
evening 7:30 P. M. at the Founda-
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
E. Huron, below State
R. Edward Sayles, Minister
Howard R. Chapman, Minister for
9:30 A. M.--The Church School,
Mr. Wallace Watt, Supt.
10:45 A. M.-Morning Worship.
Mr. Sayles will preach on:
"WHY GIVE THANKS."
12:00 M.-Students' Class at Guild
House. Mr. Chapman.
5:30 P. M.-Young People's Social
6:30 P. M.-Arthur Bernhart, Grad.
will be in charge of the meeting.
Huron and Division Sts.
Merle H. Anderson. Minister
Alfred Lee Klaer, Associate
9:30 A. M.-Bible Class for Fresh.
men students at the Church House,
1432 Washtenaw Ave.
10:45 A. M.-Morning Worship.
Sermon: "Things and Thanksgiv-
12:00 Noon-Class for Upperclass-
men in Ethtcial Issues in Current
5:30 P. M.--Social Hour for Young
6:30 P. M.-Young People's Meet-
in). Speaker: Dr. Frederick B.
Fisher on Contemporary Religious
Allison Ray Heaps, Minister
Sunday, November 22
10:45 A., M.-Morning Worship.
Sermon by the minister.
9:30 A. M.-Church School.
10,45 A.- M.--Primary and Kinder-
5:30 P. M.-Student Fellowship So.
cial half hour.
5:30 P. M.-Ariston League in
Pilgrim Hall. After an informal
supper W 1- Butler will give an
6:00 P. M.-Fellowship Supper.
6:30 P. M.-Russell Hussey, Ph.D.,
Professor of Geology, University
of Michigan, wil give an illus-
trated talk on "The Scenic Marvels
of the West."
South Fourth Avenue
Theodore R. Schmale, Pastor
9:00 A. M.-Bible School.
10:00 A. M.-Morning Worship.
Sermon: "Life Through Death."
11:00 A. M.-Worship in German.
5:30 P. M.-Student Fellowship and
7:00 P. M.-Y o u n g People's
THE "UPPER ROOM"
409 S. Division St.
10:30 A. M.-Regular Morning Serv-
ice. Sermon topic: "Soul and
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, is open
daily from 12 to 5 o'clock, except
Sundays and legal holidays.
ST. PAUL'S LUTHERN
Third and West Liberty Sts.
C. A. Brauer, Pastor
Sunday, Nov. 22
9:30 A. M.--German Service.
Of course Senator Hiram Johnson probably means
well by Mr. Hoover, but his statement that the Re-
publican president would receive "the undying grati-
tude of the rank and file of his party" if he were to
refrain from entering his name as a candidate for
presidency next year needs just a little explaining
before it can be accepted as a compliment. Of course,
there is the depression.
ZION LUTHERN CHURCH
Washington Street and 5th Ave.
E. C. Stellhorn, Pastor
9:00 A. M.-Bible School.
10:30 A M-Reizlar Morning Serv-
For all "Michigan" Men.
Class that is "Different."
Every Saturday Evening,
Seven to Eight O'clock.
"Discussion" Section meets