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of interest and will have a bearing on his renom-
Politics in the United States are always inter-
esting to watch and can be likened to a three-ring
circus. There are the clowns, the barkers, the
stunt performers, the acrobats and the ring leaders.
It is part of our democratic make-up and is some-
thing no other country can boast of. We sincerely
hope, however, that in a time like this when the
world is suffering from a depression that the per-
formers will forget about the applause and do
Now is the time a real leader in statesmanship
can arise out of American politics-one who is not
perfoirming for applause but who can show a true
ability. American politics, we realize, are not
conducive to the bringing out of a man like this,
but we firmly believe it can be done. We will
watch the year's politics with interest and 'enthus-
iasm. Perhaps someone will arise. The ground
Again the winter season rolls
around and everyone begins to wan-
der around the house with an ex-
pression of deep pain on his brow
wondering just what he has done
w i t h his pass-book, hob-nailed
boots, patented elbow-extensions,
and the false-face which looks like
the picture on his identification
card. Every year the same process
has to be gone through, and, after
it is all over, there are those who
cherish faint doubts as to whether
it was worth it.
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Albert I. Newman
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John S. Townsend
Charles A. Sanford
John W. Prtfoard
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CI. Ilart Sha
Parker I. Snyder
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Night Editor-KARL SEIFFERT
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1931
Prices and The Student
Z THAT has probably been the first constructive
' "1 act of the Student Council this year took
place last Wednesday night, when the members of
that body voted toreduce the price of the J-Hop
tickets from $io to $7. It is expected that prices
for other class functionswill be similarly reduced.-
At this point, the reduction in prices appears to
be timely. No student can really afford to spend
$io on a ticket, and then have to meet the many,
other expenses essential to a J-Hop week-end. Ten
dollars for five or six hours of .music and dancing
seems unnecessary. Particularly so' when the
money is used so that a large hall can be secured,
so that more decorations are necessary, that more
couples can attend.
The importance of the junior class dance, we
believe, has been overemphasized for a long time.
Originally the annual combined party for seven or
eight fraternities, it grew to such proportions as
to resemble a large -business enterprise. Strict
regulations o f various detail had to be passed.'
Nearly $6,ooo was handled by the committee last
year; and it was expected that as much would flow
into the coffers of the, junior class again this year.
However, the expenditure of so much money
on this project appears to be unnecessary. Espe-
cially in view'of the fact that last year the Council
had to pass a ruling prohibiting, fraternity parties
on the nights of class dances in order to secure
adequate attendance in some cases. Such is not
the case this year, and with student finances the
way they are, the committee might have found
itself having a hard time to keep its head.above
water on an estimated attendance of 600 couples
at $10. A tradition is a tradition, and not an ex-
cuse for a display of pomp and splendor.
Councilman Candler, who introduced the reso-
lution, and his fellow members, deserve credit for
their action. Last year the J-Hop was attacked
fot its pretentiousness, its splendor, and its total
lack of 'student appeal. Perhaps this reduction in
prices will tend to make it more popular, and less
susceptible to student attack, than it has been in
former years. At least in state educational insti-
tuticjns, we can try to maintain the pretense tc
democracy which is supposed to be an integral,
4feature. of all the universities and colleges in the
Today the Crusaders touch off the first rocket in
their campaign for 500 members from the college.
The Crusaders are a militant anti-prohibition
organization. The Crusaders stand stoutly for state
control, repeal of enforcement laws, and are reso-
lutely opposed to the return of the saloon. The
Crusaders are convinced that the only way to achieve
these measures is welding froi the body politic and
organizea and informed opposition. And since college
men will rise in time to suffrage, and will form so
large a proportion of the thinking voters, it i largely
to college men that Crusaders look for support. The
Crusaders are young men, mostly, and their appeal
is to youth.
One almost inevitable conception we should like
to nip in the bud. That is that the Crusaders are to
a man two-handed hoisters of the flagon, whose
right legs have acquired a permanent crook from
parking them overlong on barroom rails. The Cru-
saders are ardent advocates of temperance, a truer
temperance than that which obtains under the guns
and Canons of the yet current Eighteenth Amend-
ment to the Constitution of America. Streaming;
across the bottom of their stationary like a flag is
"We believe that National Prohibition has incited
crime and increased lawlessness, hypocrisy and cor-
ruption, that the cause of real temperance has been
retarded and that sumptuary laws have no place in
the Federal Constitution."
The Crusaders' coat of arms is St. George on a
horse, rampant. Their war-word is "Ballots for tem-
perance will end bullets for prohibition." Having
some knowledge of the opinions of the man in Han-
over street in regard to prohibition, we merely drop
this cautionary word: there are only 500 little white
membership buttons available. For Crusade is a brave
cry, and a brave cry is half the battle.
The Annual Christmas performance of Handel's
Messiah will be given in Hill Auditorium tomorrow
afternoon, at 4:15 o'clock, when a gala performance
complimentary to the general public except that
small children for obvious reasons will not be ad-
mitted and that doors will be closed during numbers.
Earl V. Moore, conductor of the University Chorali
Union will be in charge and will wield his baton over
the 350 members of the Choral Union; 88 members ine
the School of Music Symphony Orchestra with a cast
of distinguished soloists. Laura Littlefield, Asst. Pro-
fessor of voice in the School of Music will sing the
soprano role. Mrs. Littlefield has made a profound
impression as an oratorio singer and on numeroust
occasions has sung with the Boston Symphony Or-t
chestra and under other distinguished musicalI
auspices. The contralto role will be sung by Helenc
Kennedy. Snyder, a former student in the School of
Music who has made a fine reputation professionallyG
in her native city. The tenor role will be sung byt
Prof. Arthur Hackett, distinguished American con-t
cert, oratorio and opera singer. For two years he has,
been at the head of the voice department at the Uni-
versity School of Music and has won splendid recog-
nition both as a teacher and as a singer. He has
appeared more. than 20 times with the Boston Sym-
phony Orchestra and with practically all of the greatt
Orchestras of this co'untry, at the numerous import-
ant music festivals and in practically all of thel
leading music centers. The bass role will be sung by
Prof. Carl Lindegrpn, head of the voice department
of the Michigan State Normal College of Ypsilanti
also a former student in the School of Music. The
whole performance will represent in a sense, the
offering of the School of Music, since all forces are at,
present engaged in the activities of the school witht
the exception of Mrs. Snyder and Mr. Lindegren, botht
of whom however, have been associated with the
School in the past.
In past years the annual "Messiah" performancel
has attracted wide attention and every available seatl
in the auditorium has been filled. This year thei
complete May Festival stage is being constructed forI
the concert in order that the best possible ensemble
effect may be provided. It is anticipated that a large3
audience will be present. The public is requested toI
come sufficiently ear.ly so as to be seated on time. I
A FACT A DAY
A turtle race for charity at Bessemer, Ala., at-
tracted 1,000 entries.
More than 10,000 turkeys from 20 counties in the
southwest of Missouri were handled in four days in,
the 1931 Ozark "turkey run.",
Jonesboro, Ark., scene of the recent "evangelistic
war," may become headquarters for a Mennonite
colony from Indiana.
As these doubters grow older
they begin to question the true
value of the hours they have
spent ih. pushing other people
around at the two-by-four en-
trance to the games, and even
the joy of stamping on ladies'
feet with their boots begins to
pall. Yet, they feel, even these
things could be gone through
after they had lost their zest
merely because they are worthy
traditions were it not for the
fact that the real sport has
gone out of the whole affair.
Loyalty to teams and wild en-
thusiasm over victories has been so
degraded as to fall into the cate-
gory of subjects for after-dinner
speeches by coaches and the like,
while even the good old fashioned
Boo at the referee has lost its
charm since people have ceased to
be profoundly shocked at such
breaches of the traditional etiqu-
ette of sportsmanship. Sportsman-
ship these days has evolved into a
process of admitting that the other
team is as good or better than your
own, but pointing out that this is
solely attributable to the fact that
the faculty of the other university
is willing to allow professionalism
on a larger scale than that count-
enanced by your administration.
And after all, considering the
amazing results achieved by the
illustrious Carnegie Foundation
report, we are almost convinced
that the hiring of athletes is
not the hiring of athletes at all,
but something entirely differ-
ent such as, for instance, the
hiring of students who, amaz-
ingly enough, turn out to be
athletes later on by some per-
fectly unpredictable set of -cir-
cumstances and coincidences
such as the fact that the men
in question were almost all, at
one time or another, recipients
of all-state recognition in some
branch of physical activity be-
fore they -became students.
* * *
Such considerations, however,
are of a purely philosophical var-
iety,,and anyway, who are we to
say that the men who are so favor-
ed, by coincidence do not get a
great deal of good out of associat-
ing with the cultured classes of the
school-the cultured classes being
composed of the ones who sit in
the stands and boo at the efforts
they are either incapable of or too
lazy toy emulate. That isn't much
of a sentence, but the idea is there
and, when you figure that only
about one quarter of those who
care about the idea will even notice
the grammar and that practically
no one cares about the idea, you
can readily see that it isn't worth
all the trouble to change it.
* * *
Tie Prace Advances to $5.00
Ila so OAM
at 5p.., rdy,,Dec.i61
Cor. S. State and E. Washington Sts.
Frederick B. Fisher
Peter F. Stair
10:30 A. M.-Morning Worship.
7:30 P. M.-Wesleyan Guild Lecture.
"VOICES OF THE TIMES"
Bishop Francis J. McConnell
of New York City.
State and Huron Streets
12:00 o'clock noon-Regular classes
for Freshmen, Prof. Carrothers,
t e a c h e r. 'Undergraduates, Dr.
Blakeman, teacher. Graduates, Mr.
Tom Pryor '26, leader.
6:00 o'clock (evening) Kappa Phi
will have charge of the devotional
period followed by social half
Close upon us, close upon us
Comes the time of basketball,
Maybe this year we'll be able
see a game without having
sit on the rafters
It's a fine world after all!
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Cor. East University Ave. & Oakland
Rabbi Bernard Heller, Director
Philip 'Bernstein, Assistant to the
Sunday, December 13
11:15 A. M.-Student conducted
services in the chapel of the Worn.
en's League Building. Byron No
vitsky will speak on "Is the Jewish
Student Preparing for Life?"
Adolf Koch will be leader.
8:00 P. M.-Debate. "Resolved the
Intra-Marriage of the Jews with
Members ogfOther Creeds Would
Be Beneficial." Nathan Levy will
speak. Social hour will follow.
Conservative services each Friday
evening 7:30 P. M. at the Founda-
FIRST BAPtIST HURCH
E. Huron, below State
R. Edward Sayles, Minister
Howard R. Chapman, Minister for
9:30 A. M.-Church School. Mr.
10:45 A. M.-Professor Henry Hui-
zinga will speak on "THRILLS OF
AN ENGLISH TEACHER."
12:00 Noon-Students at Guild
House. "How Christian is our Eco-
6:30 P. M.-At Guild House. Pro-
fessor' Huizinga will speak on
PIONEERING IN EDUCATION."
Note: Professor Huizinga, (Ph.D.,
U. of M., 1907), today's speaker
is~kead of 'Dept. of Englishat the
University 'of Shanghai, where he
has taught for fourteen years
ZION LUTHERN CHURCH
Washington Street and 5th Ave.
E. C. Stellhorn, Pastor
9:00 A. M.-Bible School. Lesson
topic: "The Glorified Christ."
10:30 A. M.-Service wit'h advent
sermon by pastor. Topic: "The
Huron and Division Sts..
MerleH. Anderson. Minister
Alfred 'Lee Klaer, Associate
9:30 A. M.-Bible Class for Fresh-
men students at the Church House,
1432 Washtenaw avenue.
10:45 A. M.-Morning Worship.
"The Strange Account by Bal-
thazar 'of, the Magi."
12:00 Noon-Class Discussion in
"Ethical Issue in Current Events"
5:30 P. M.-Social Hour for Young
6:30 P. M.-Young People's Meet-
ing. A Christmas Program lead by
Allison Ray Heaps, Minister
Sunday, December 13
10:45 A. M.--Morning Worship.
Sermon topic: "Pioneers and Path-
9:30 A. M.-Church School.
10:45 A. M.-Primary and Kinder-
5:30 P. M.-Ariston League. Christ-
ms Candlelight Service in charge
of Mrs. Heaps.
5:30 P. M.-Student Fellowship.
6:30 P. M.-A Christmas Program.
409 S. Division St.
10:30 A. M.-Regular Morning Serv-
ice. Sermon topic: "God the Pre-
server of Man."
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
9:30 A. M.-German Service.
10:45 A. M.-Morning Service.
TL ~f...., _ .4'7,._,11
NOW that Congress has convened, politics for
the years 1931 and 1932 have begun in earnest
and from now until a year from next March they
will become of more and more importance and
absorb the public mind in every conceivable man-
During the winter Congress, closely divided
between the two parties, will draw the most atten-
tion, since it will probably be in direct opposition
to President Hoover. Already clouds are looming
on the horizon with only a week of the seventy:
second session completed. With John Nance Gar-
ner in the Speaker's chair and the honorary position
of President pro tem of the Senate still to be
decided, a zest and interest hardly ever seen in
times of peace are in the offing. Then the interest
And by the way, it occurs to us
right now while we're in the spirit
of whole-hearted constructive cri-
ticism that the game could be im-
proved a whole lot by putting hur-
dles on the floor and making every-
body bow three times to the east
before shooting a basket, thus elim-
inating once and for all the ques-
tion of taking steps and double
dribbling under the basket. It is
hard to tell what a man has done
in the way of steps, but we venture
to state that there would be little
or no difficulty a b o u t telling
whether he had bowed to the east
three times. It is positive action
which is easiest to check. Of
course, it would take some time to
teach the average refe'ee about the
concept of East, but after that all
would be clear sailing.
* * *
And so, with these few meaty
thoughts we leave you, hoping
that we have proved to you con-
South Fourth Avenue
Theodore R. Schmale, Pastor
9:00 A. M.-Bible School.
10:00 A. M.-Morning Worship.
Sernon by Rev. J. C. Koenig,
missionary to India.
11:00 A. M.-Worship in German.
5:30 P. M.-Student Fellowship
Supper. Missionary Koenig will
7:30 P. M.-Stereopticon lecture on
"The Isle of Patmos."
THE "UPPER ROOM"
For all "Michigan" Men. The
Class that is "Different."
Every Saturday Evening, from
Seven to Eight O'clock.
t Discussion" Section meets Sun-