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RICHARD L. TOBIN
City edItor .......... ..... .......... Carl Forsythe
cultorlal director .......s.+ .w.."*."....Beach Conger, Jr.
.l o itor ..................... ...........David M. Nichol
sports Editor ............................Sheldon C. Fullerton
Women's EEditor..........................MargaretM. Thompson
U sitant News Editor ................. ........ Robert L. Pierce
insolvent in December?-
4. What prominent labor leader recommended
before a Senate sub-committee anindustrial week
of five days of seven hours each to take up the un-
5. What three-fold.aid did President Hoover in
his annual message to Congress recommend for credit
6. What economy moves have the Majon Base-
ball Leagues made?
7. What one of the great powers went off the
Gold Standard in December?
8. What is the purpose of the international con-
ference that England has called at Lausanne Jan-
IA TED ROLL
I WE ARE
frank . BGlibreth
Roland. A. Goodian
J. Oullen Kenn
newy James Inglis
Jerry E. Rosenthal
George A. Stauter
Other Events of Interest and Importance
1. What noted private art gallery has been left
2. Who are the contract bridge experts that
opened a 150-rubber match?
3. What internationally known child educator
died in Baltimore?
4.1 Who is Reed Harris?
5. Who are the Nobel Peace Prize winners for
Wilbur J. Myers
John W. Thomas.
John S. Townsend
Charles A. Sanford
REPORTERS 6. Who was Tom Mooney's mayor-counsel?
tanley W.' Araheim Fred, A.Huber John W. Pritchard 7. What noted Fjench Savant, famous for his
Lawson E. Becker. Norman Kraft Joseph Repihan7.Wanoe eehSv tfmu frhi
Edward O. Campbel Roland Martin U. Hart Schaaf crowd psychology, has died?
C. Williams Carpenter Henry Meyer, Brackley Shaw
rhoma Cmonnellan Albert H. ewman ParkerR.- Snyder y 8. What educational expert-has alleged that some
amuel G. Ellis . E. Jerome Pettit G. R. Winters of our universities indulge in 'educational rackets"?
Dorothy Brockman Georgia Geisnnan Margaret, O'Brien 9. What noted American poet, the first to use
Miriam Carver Alice Gilbert Hillary Rarden9, hanoeAmrcnpthefstoue
Beatice Collins Martha Littleton Dorothy Rundel syncopated meter, died in Illinois?
boulse Crandall Elizabeth Long Erma Wadsworth syncopatomtrcdiedcmn Illinois?
lie Feldman Fraces eManchester Josephine Woodhams 10 What foot coach became a torm center at
Arudence_ Foster Elizabeth Mann New York tjniversity?
BUSINESS STAFF 11. What Civil Service Reform champion and
Telephone 21214 father of the first Australian Ballot Law Reform in
CHARLES T. Kline ..... . ... . .......Business Manager
NORRIS P. JOHNSON ..............Assistant Manager the United States died in Massachusetts?
Departmen Managers12. What athlete have sport-writers in a nati/n-
Advertising,.......................Vernon Bishop wide vote credited with the most outstanding
Advertising Contracts................. ...Harry R. Begley achievement in sports for 1931?
Advertising Service .................Byroni C. Vedder
Publications .......... ...... ....iilliam T. Brown 13. Who was the dean of the "Capital Corps of
Acconuts, ................. . ................Richard Stratemeir~
Women's Business Manager.....................Ann Y. Verner Correspondents," "one of the liest loved figures in
Assistants American journalism," who died in Washington,
Orvil' Aronson John Keyser Grhfton W. Sharp December 30?
Gilbert E.rBurder Arthur F.Kohn Donalo A. Johnston I 14. Who is the outstanding authority on the cos-
Allen Clark James Lowe Don Lyongy
Robert Finn Bernard H. Good mic1 AY?t
Mart, a Jane Cisse
$ atharine UJakon
Mary Elizabeth Watts
NIGHT EDITOR-JERRY E. ROShNTHAL
THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1932
Reading The News
W E PRESENT in this issue the third of a
X series of questions and answers of current
events for the past, month, prepared by The New
York Times for students interested in the annual
Current Events Contest, an event sponsored in
twenty universities by that same paper. By this
method, it is hoped to encourage more students to
read the newspapers intelligently.,
Knowledge of contemporary events is essential
in the world. Such a knowledge is necessary to an
intelligent understanding of economic and political
movements throughout the world. Too few college,
students actually read newspapers for the news of
importance; too many content themselves with an
intensive study of the, comic'section, a cursory
glance at the.headlines on the front page of scan-
dal sheets, and "the, pictures. That is the extent
of their grasp of current events.
A course in newspaper reading might not be
out of place in curricula today. This field presents
another chance for the college graduate to con-
tinue his education afteA commencement. But
while in the university he must learn to read news-
papers intelligently, and be able to 'interpret new
events in the light of the background. To encour-
age this sort of thought is the object of the con-
tests, and the political science department is to be
commended for taking advantage' of this oppor-
tunity to foster a better' understanding of today's
QU E S T'ION S
CURRENT EVENTS OF DECEMBER, 1931
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Some Consequences of World Depression and Unrest
Fill in the blanks:
1. The' Emperor of Japan asked to form a
2.. In Spain, - was sworn in as its first con-
stitutional president, and,- was sworn in as its
first constitutional premier.
3. In the United States, , of the Party,
was chosen Speaker of the House.
4. In Germany, - told his supporters, the-
.-, to fight "through hell."
5. In -, the President proclaimed a Christmas
6. In China, resigned as President, and in
consequence the - family lost its political power.
7.,. Prenier - , at then end of. the India Con-
ference, pledged the government of England's sup-
port for a - India.
8. The - Labor Ministry was defeated in the
general election in Australia, and - became the
9. Ptesident Hoover appointed , as chairman,
and -, as the one woman member, of the United
States delegation to the General Disarmament Con-
ference to be held at Geneva, February 2.
10. The Council of the League of Nations i1 its
resolution pertaining to the Manchurian problem set
up a commission which is to- -;
Japan has insisted upon receiving the fright to
1. Ki Inukai
2. Don Niceto Alcala Zamora Manuel Azana
3. John N. Garner JbDemocratic
4. Adolph Hitler The "Nazis"
6. Chiang Kai-shek Soong
7. Ramsay MacDonald Federal
8. Scullin Joseph A. Lyons
9. Charles G. Dawes (Ambassador to Great Bri-
tain) and Mary E. Woolley (President of Mt. Holyoke
10. To study on the spot and to report to the
Council any circumstances affecting the peace or
good understanding between China and Japan over
Manchuria; (tle right to) pursue and exterminate
PART I B
1. To reduce prices, fees, rents, fares, and wages;
and to increase some taxes.
2. Unable to resume payments and the Young
4. William Green, President American'Federatioi
5. Organization 'of a Federal financial recon-I
struction corporation, to establish home loan dis-
count banks, and to widen Federal Reserve discount
6. Each team's quota cut to 23 members and a
reduction of general operating expenses, includings
8. To consider question of reparations before war
debts are discussed.,
1. The Henry Walters.
2. Mr. and Mrs. Ely*Culbertson vs. Sidney S. Lenz
and Oswald Tacoby'
3. Virgil 'Mores Iillyer.
4. Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Spectator.
5. John Addams and Nicholas Murray Butler.
6.- Mayor James J. Walker.
7. Dr. Gustave Le Bon.
8. Dr. Abraham Flexn r.
9.. Nicholas Vachel Lindsay.
10. JohnF. (Chick) Meehan.
11. Richard Henry Dana.
12. John' Leonard (Pepper) Martin.
13. Richard Victor Oulahan.
14. Dr. Robert A.'MillikarW.
Once more the merry Christmas
season is a thing of the past and
we all return to be faced by the
horrible prospect of all those things
we were going to get done at home.
* * *
One of' t h e things which
comes most often under this
category is the thesis. For the
benefit of those who haven't
yet become acquainted with
this diverting and pleasant line
of endeavor, a few words on
the character and content of
these might not come amiss.
* * *
In the first place, the most im-
portant division to be made in the
classification of theses is that be-
tween graduate and undergraduate
specimens. Roughly, the difference
is about three hundred pages and
four or five facts. That is, the
graduate thesis contains three hun-
dred pages and four more facts
than the undergraduate, couching
these facts in terms which are cal-
culated to make them absolutely
unreadable and obscure.
* * *
By the Rolls Statistical Com-
puter, it is estimated t h a t
Graduate theses account for
more than two thirds of the
three billion pounds of paper
that are wasted every year ac-
cording to thie. statement issued
by the something-or-other
IAmbermen's a s s o c i a t i on-
these names are awfully hard
It i further estimated that the
collective typewriter stories, steno-
graphers agencies, and encyclope-
dia salesmen receive an annual in-
come of something over five times
the total yearly University Appro-
priation as a result of the passion
which is developing among our
faculty superiors for substantial to-
kens of the students' affection in
the form of theses. This too, in
spite of the fact that nobody is re-
quired to write their thesis on a
typewriter-unless a drop of three
points or so in the final grade could
be stretched to "mean coercion.
The undergraduate, thesis is
a different intter-riuch dif-
ferent.' One fthe putstand-
ing things ah it is the fact
that it i eldon written
until the i " hof the semes-
ter following fher"ne in which
it is due. .Anther'thing about
*it is that it iery, seldom read
until it f alls into the hands'of
the waste-paper man and only
then in the somewhat rare
event that t h e waste-paper
man in questi9n has an ardent
desire for higher education. In
case he does, he is almost in-
variably subjected to bitter dis-
Hear the typewriters about us-
See the fingers rise and fall,
Writing last semester's theses.'
It's a fine world after all.
But writing theses isn't the only
problem facing the returNring cele-
brant. Far 'from it. Life isn't all
beer and skittles-which probably
is Just as well, considering that no-
body seems to have any very defin-
ite idea as to' just what is a skittle
-and there are a number of us
who feel that, In additioh to such
literary pdstimes as the ,thesis, it
might be as well to learn a little
something into the bargain just in
case our project for abolishing fi-
nal exams this year doesn't go
In case there are others who
would like to learn a little
something too, the Rolls Bur-
eau for Public Welfare and Up-
lift has compiled the following
list of instructions for ardent
seekers after truth and knowl-
1....Go to Library and draw
out book (Note: Usually the
only book to be had is E. Phil-
lips Openheim's first murder
story, but this is no reason to
b e c o m e discouraged -learn
something about E. Phillips and
be glad to do it, you ignor-
2....Go ask a Professor (This
doesn't need an note).
# 3....Go to Yale, -'Harvard,
Princeton, or Western Reserve
on the next train (this is the
only solution that will ever get
you anywhere, i.e. to Yale, Har-
vard, Princeton, or Western Re-
A.. a - - *'.. .. ...* .. __.. .--
ER name is Ruth. She's a popular
co-ed on a famous campus. Yes,
she'll have a cigarette, thank you (and
smoke it very prettily). But for you she
likes a pipe.
That's one smoke that's still a man's
smoke. (And that's why she likes to see
YOU smoke a pipe.)
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it clears your mind,
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And you sound
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We'd like nothing
better than to
drop in tonight
and toss our own
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your study table.
But since that can't
be just remember YOUR smoke-
that you can get app
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AT THE MAJESTIC
Although the Majestic is billing John -Gilbert .as
the star of its current feature, "West of Broadway",
by far the largest share of the merit of the picture
must be attributed to the admirable performance
given by Lois Moran, who, as always, puts over her
personality with a punch and you know just what
For a picture built around as trite a yarn as this
-the soldier boy who climes home to find his little
Anne has broken the engagement-"West of Broad-
way" shows an almost miraculous degree of restraint
in the matter of emotional displays on the part of
the hero and heroine. There is not a single sappy
.scene in the whole show, which is saying plenty for
any picture made for Mrs. Gilbert's little boy John.
Don't get the idea that Miss Moran is the unfaith-
ful fiancee-indeed, no-and even if there is a re-
conciliation in the last shot it isn't the girl whose
picture is turned to the wall who figures in it. She's
forgotten, even after she breaks off with' the Other
Man. The real heroine isthe little gold-digger who
participates with Gilbert in a midnight elopement
early in the story and then spends the next six reels
trying to keep from being pitched headlong from the
Miss Moran's part is much more nature than her
customary roles, and she carries off the new assign-
ment very well. Her emotional displays are very
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