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understandings of what he is quoting, is the criterion
of the superior student in economics. It seems to
make little difference whether the student has any
conception of how the theories with which he is
crammed are related to actual conditions in the out-
side world.
Letters published in this column should not he construed as
expressing the editorial opinion of The Daily. Anonvymous com-
inunications will he disregarded. The names or coinunicants
will, howeverr e regarded as confidential n on reauest Contrib-


\'IVashi ngton.
By Kirke Simpson

tic meuhian

' , 1, g~c . u~cld p re 3u . kon
Selephone 42utors are asked to be brief, confining themselves to less than. 300
words if possible.
Editor ............. ...... ...........Carl Forsythe To The Editor:
rat DIrector ..............................Beach Conger, Jr.
Ed'tor.... .......................David M. Nichol Surely all of us at the University of Michigan will
regard the granting of the Loines Prize for Poetry
s Editor.....................:........Margaret M. Thompson to Robert Frost as right and happy. But for reasons
tant News Editor ..........................Robert L. Pierce more than those of interest in Mr. Frost my atten-
NIGHT EDITORS tion was caught by the last paragraph of your news
d B. Gllbr~ J. Cullen Kennedy Jera ~mesngis, story. It read: "The Russel Loines fund was col-
Karl seltert George A. stauter lected by friends of the well-known lover of poetry
Sports Assistants at the time of his death; an amount which is large
nJ. Myers John W. Thomas J hnress .SanTowdSnsed e
Jones .Jhanrle A. a ough to warrant the award of one thousand dollars
to some writer of poetry every three or four years.
ey W. Arnhelm Fred AE. RERs John W. Pritchard The conditions of the awards and the magnitude of
ro E. aitecer Norman Kraft Joseph enihan the prize make it one of the most important literary
rd' . Campbell Roland Martin G. art Shaaf
'liams Carpenter Henry Meyer Brackley Shaw honors in this country."
as Connellan Albert H. Newman Parker R. Snyder
E. Jerome Pettit G. U. Winters One thousand dollars is a good round sum. No
hy Brockman Georga Geisman Margaret O'Brien one will deny it. And three years is perhaps not too
'm oa r Alice Gilbert Hillary Rarden greata space of time to put between any two grants
ice Collins Martha .Littleton Dorothy Rundell
tie randaj Elizabeth Long Eora Wadsworth of such an award. But now I want to write a sent-
meldroaan Eraneh ncester Josephine leoodham ence: At the University of Michigan not merely $1,000
BUSINESS STAFF iS given away in literary prizes every three years, or
Telephone SA4 $1,000 every year; not $2,000 every three years, or
LES T.TKlinee...........................Businessmanager $2,000 every year; not $3,000 every three years, or
iLS P. JOHNSON......................Assistant Manager $3,000 every year; not $4,000 every three years, or
Department Managers $4,000 every year; not $5,000 every three years, or $5,-
rnon ip y000 every year (the advantage of this sentence is that
tsing.'Contract9................arry n. Begleyyyg
tising Service............................yron C. Vedder it arouses keener and keener interest, Mr. Editor,
tions ...................Williamn T. Brown
nt ....................................Richard stratemeir until you can' shout); not $10,000 every three years,
n'e Business'Manager........................Ann W. Verner or $10,000 every year; BUT $11,800 EVERY YEAR.
Aronson Jo Assistants Grafton W. Sharp Let's stop on that just a moment. That $11,800
t E. Buruley Arthur F; Kohn Donalo A. Johnston I1includes this year, potentially, four awards almost
C ark BaeenaLowed on Good three times as great as the one which Mr. Frost re-
en rSceived. Then there is left for lesser prizes another
i BHeeker Anne Harsha May seefried
a Jae CaMel' Katharine Jackson ' Minnie Seng sum almost three times as great as the Pulitzer Prize.
ev Field Dorothy Layin Helen Spencer
e Fischgrund Virginia McComb Kathryn Stork It may be an unworthy suggestion, Mr. Fditor, but I
allmeyer Carolin Mosher Glare linger wonder if all together we do not need to go back
H alOM Eb W to our animated and imaginative childhood, playing
with zest the game of Adam and Eve and Pinch-me,
-- __~-until the last of these mighty personages brings us
NIGHT EDITOR-GEORGE A. STAUTER entirely awake-to $11,800 in prizes for literary ex-
SATURDAY JANUARY 16_1932-cellence, every year given to students of the Univer-
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 1932 sity of Michigan-the HOPWOOD AWARDS!
A few weeks ago, on the campus of another uni-
versity, I was hailed by a student hawking a book of
eded: Alumn i sonnets written by a man who had come to that
university from a foreign country. A day later in
Tell The State that same place I saw a meeting break into full en-
thusiasm over the announcing of a literary prize of
CORDING to the opinion of many taxpayers $300. The enthusiasm was good, and I respected it
n the' state, a normal day in the life of a Ui-profoundly In fact, it forced into my minid this
ity of Michigan undergraduate would have a awkward proportion: If wild enthusiasm at the Uni-
ity of eventsafollows: Adrg ieat wocl v in evrsity of X is to $300, how much should the enthus-
n of events as follows: Arise at i oclock in iasm at the University of Michigan be to $11,800. It.
ter to cure headache and attend a "gin-orgy" may take Cornelia Skinner to solve this problem; but
er t cue hadahe nd tted aginorg we can all work at it.
118 at %ight. Leave the party with a "hip- Briefly, as I see it, we all have to wake up to the
"in his pocket to attend a "taxi-dance." Leave magitud eof t owoodA wa eore weca
:e at 3 o'clock the next morning to return to magnitude of, the Hopwood Awards before we can
'frat" in time for the morning "liquor raid" become enthusiastic about them; and we have to be-
hich. he and hi "torpid brothers" are lined come enthusiastic about them before we can make
ist the wall and searched. e/ rothers aware of their significance. Potentially, the
n view of the adverse publicity to which the University of Michigan is through these awards the
rersi tyhastbeen subject uinrecent years, the greatest center of creative writing in the world; how
great she shall be actually depends on how many
ayer has a perfect right to believe these state- g
:s. It is quite,natural that he accept newspaper dollars of this money ultimately comes to the hands
I-ups as true factsa of people with genuine creative ability.
'here is little that the University can do to Director of the Hopwood Awards.
or this sensational, untrue, and detrimental
icity. Consequently, there is little that can be i
to make the average taxpayer see the facts I
iey really are. PURC and IIRANA
f we can convince our alumni, however, that -
majority of the student body is as serious,
behaved, and conservative a group as student Arthur W. Poister, Professor of Organ at the Uni-
rs of former years, we have gained at least versity of Redlands, Redlands, California, will give a
rtial victory. The good will and respect of our guest, program of organ music, at the Twilight Organ
uates, who compose a large number of the Recital, Wednesday, January 20, at'4:15 o'clock, Hill
taxpayers, will certainly help to counteract Auditorium, taking the place of Palmer Christi n.
)pinions of some of the 'more ignorant readers Professor Poister, who is the distinguished pupil oft
e yellow journals. Marcel Dupre, is making his second annual tour, the
t is with this in mind that we commend the- previous itineiy included recitals in the University
>us student organizations on the campus who, of Chicago, Cornell University, Eastman School of'
the' help of Joseph A. Bursley, dean of stu- Music, Princeton University and Wannamaker's, New]
s, and T. Hawley Tapping, secretary of the York.f
ni association, are sponsoring Spring Home- Beginning with a performance at Sioux City, Iowa,t
ng. Returning alumni will have the oppor-' on January 14, this year the tour will include the
:y of seeing the University operating under University of Chicago, Hope College, the University.
al conditions. This is not possible at the fall of Michigan, Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Christ]
iecoming becausp of the natural excitement Church, Cincinnati, Capitol University, Columbus,i
alent in Ann Arbor during football week-ends. Ohio and Wanamaker Auditorium, New York City.
pring Homecoming was established fast year Professor Poister has recently been honored by
he first time, and met with marked success. request programs before the National Association of
ich year we can bring a portion of our grad- Organists and the American Guild of Organists. On
s back to Ann Arbor and send them homd December 10 he gave the premier performance of an
n with the knowledge that students here are original composition for the organ, a Choral Sym-
"gin crazed," we will have made a decided phony in D Minor with Symphony Orchestra in the
forward. Memorial Chapel of the University of Redlands with

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.-(P)-
More than a hundred years ago
there appeared in a Boston paper
a poem beginning:
"Ay, tear her tattered ensign
down." r
Written by a youngster just out
of Harvard, that bit of verse saved
the frigate Constitution, "Old Iron-
sides," from the ship wrecker's
A century later she still lifts to
the surge of the blue waters where
she made history, a glorious mem-
orial to herself and the long dead
brave who peopled her decks.
But that old, never-to-be-forgot-
ten verse did more than that.
It set intoAmerican history a
glowing page, all its own, for the
name Oliver Wendell Holmes. Poet
father and soldier-jurist son have
kept it bright in American hearts-
for more than ten decades.
They have kept faith with the
patriotism the father sang, that the
son wrote into the vital philosophy
of American law. They have made
a household word of the name they
Never His Like.
Now, his snowy head bent under
his years but his heart ageless, the
son has stepped off the bench of
the highest court that, for all its
great men, has never known just
his like.
Yet in severing his tie of active
service to the nation, to know a
little the honored retirement so
long a g o fully earned, Justice
Hol es displayed once more that
gall ntry of spirit that in father
and son alike has found responsive
echoes in American hearts.
He spoke in his letter of resigna-
tion of the "absorbing interests
that have filled my life.
"But the time has come and I
bow to the inevitable," the old
justice added...."My last w or d
should be one of grateful thanks.'
There is something about those
words that gives them emotional
thrill, that harks back to the poet
They are of a piece with many
another touch of poetic conception
the son has found words to express
within the cold, factual require-
ments of judicial utterance.
Justice Holmes is renowned for
the philosophy of law that guided
him, for the unwavering conception
of the true purpose and meaning
of democratic government under
law he never failed to voice.
That made him known as the
great dissenter, yet he\ always re-
jected that view of his place in
American jurisprudence. He felt
himself merely keeping faith with
the spirit and purpose in which the
nation was born.
And he ended his active career
with a gallant gesture. It was like
the greeting he invariably gave in
court to comrades or foemen in
old wars on the bench.
Finger tips rose to time-frosted
eyebrow in military salute as he
paassed, and a twinkling glance
added its own message.
A New Yorker rh

Wednesday -2Thursday
JANUARY 20, 21, 22


Redeem Your Pledge Coupon!




Cor. S. State and E. Washington Sts.
Frederick B. Fisher}
Peter F.1 Stair
10:30 A. M.-Morning Worship.
Dr. Fisher
(Reception of members)_
7:30 P. M.-Evening Worship.
Bishop Edwin H. Hughes
of Chicago.
(Wesleyan Guild Lecture)
Cor. East University Ave. & Oakland
Rabbi Bernard Heller, Director
Philip Bernstein, Assistant to the
Sdnday Morning, January 17
11:15 A. M.-Services in the Chapel
of, the Women's League Building.
Rabbi Heller will speak on "The
Types of Students."

State and Huron Streets
Dr. E. W: Blakeman, Director
6:00 P. M.-"The effect of Zion-
ism on the American Jew" is the
topic which is presented by Miss
Josephine Stern.
12:00 M.-Freshmen Group, Dr.
Carrothers. Undergraduate class,
Dr. Blakeman. Graduate class, Mr.
E. Huron, below State
R. Edward Sayles, Minister
Howard R. Chapman, Minister for
9:30 A. M.-The Church School.
Wallace Watt, Superintendent.
10:45 A. M.-Morning Worship.
Mr. Sayles will preach. Subject:
12:00 Noon-Students will meet at
Guild House for forty minute
discussion. Mr. Chapman in
5:30 P. M.-The Student Friend
ship Hour.
6:30 P. M.-Devotional Meeting.
Mr. Chapman will give the ad-

Huron and Division St.
Merle H. Anderson. Minister
Alfred Lee Klaer, Associate'Minister
9:30 A. M.-Bible Study Class for
Freshman Students at the Church
. House, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue.
10:45 A. M.-Morning Worship.
Sermon: "The Secret of a better
World Tomorrow."
12:00 Noon-Discussion for Upper-
classmen on Ethical Issues in Cur-
rent Events.
5:30 P. M.--Social Hour for Young
6:30 P. M.-Young People's Meet-
ing. Leader: Russell Bailey of a
Student Volunteer Service.


Allison Ray Heaps, Minister
Sunday Morning, January 17

10:45 A.

-M.-Morning Worship.
topic: "Religion and

8:00 P.
fessor 0.

M.-Open Forum. Pro-
J. Campbell will' discuss
Rice and his Plays."

9:30 A. M.--Church School.
5:30 P. M.-Student Fellowship
social half hour.
6:00 P. M.-Fellowship. supper.
6:30 P. M.-Professor Ella M. Wil-
son of the Geography Department
of the Michigan State- Normal
College will give an illustrated talk
on "In the- Land of the Sphinx
and the Scarabs."

Conservative services
evening, 7:30 P. M.,

each Friday
at the Foun-



South Fourth Avenue

at Large

Theodore R. Schmale, Pastor
9:00 A. M.-Bible Class.





(Daily Northwestern)
eading an informal discussion group last Mon-
night, Dr. Holt, well-known educator and pro-
nt of the Rollins college plan, stated definitely
tand on compulsory memory examinations. Such
xamination is not in any sense a test of a stu-
's knowledge, he said. It merely tests his ability
'econstruct on paper,. parrot-like, the formal
aa that has been shoved down his throat by a
dly pedantic professor during the past month
he man with the most retentive memory is not
ssarily the man with the best understanding of
subject. Yet a person's success or failure in a
ect is frequently based on his showing in an
nination which requires the setting down, in

high praise from many western critics.
A graduate of the American Conservatory, Mr.
Poister has studied piano with Joseph Lhevinne,
organ with Wilhelm Middle-Schulte, and theory with
Leo Sowerby and Arthur Olaf Anderson. For two
years he studied organ, improvisation, 'omposition
and orchestration in Paris with Marcel Dupre, pro-
fessor d'Orgue au Conservatoire de Paris. He has
served as professor of organ at the University of Red-
lands, Redlands, California, since 1928.
Dr. Rudolph Seigel, distinguished German Con-
ductor will lead the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in
its second Ann Arbor appearance of the season, in
the Choral Union Series, on the evening of January
25, as guest conductor, taking the place of Ossip
Dr. Seigel was born in Munich in 1878 of Bavarian
parents. He is a conductor and composer of note
having been a pupil of Thiel, Humperdinck and
Thille. From about 1900, he has been living in Berlin.
He was conductor of the Konigsberg Akademie or-
chestra from 1914-1917 and since 1919 has been the

By Mark Barron


409 S. Division St.
10:30 A M.-Regular Morning
Service. Sermon topic "LIFE."
11:45 A. M.-Sunday School follow-
ing the morning service.
7:30 P. M.-Wednesday Evening
Testimonial Meeting. v

NEW YORK, Jan. 15.-( P)-One
of the major mysteries for psycho-
analysts to solve, when they get a
few moments, is why all embroyo
authors persuade themselves they
cannot write except in a dingy
Greenwich Village garret.
Scores of those most successful
with the pen not only are annoyed
by New York, but it requires prac-
tically a detachment of marines to
lure them here once a year for con-
ferences with 'their publishers.
When Roark Bradford came up
here to see his "The Green Pas-
tures," he was uncontrollable until
he was on a train again homeward
bound for his New Orleans cottage
where Nemo, his St. Bernard dog,
lolls beneath the shade of banana

10:00 A. M.-Morning
Sermon topic: "God's
Man's Response."

11:00 A. M.-Worship in German.
5:30 P. M.-Student Club reports
on Student Volunteer Convention
at Buffalo, N. Y.

CAt and

7:00 P. M.-Young

Peo p I's

Washington Street and 5th Ave.
E. C. Stellhorn, Pastor
9:00 A. M.-Bible School. Lesson
topic: "Changed Hearts." t
9:00 A. M.-Service in German.

For all "Michigan" Men. The
Class that is "Different."
Every Saturday Evening, from,
Seven to Eight O'clock.
"Discussion" Section meets Sun-
day Morning at 9:30.

The Reading Room, 10 and 11
State Savings Bank Building, is open
daily fronm 12 to 5 o'clock, except!
Sundays and legal holidays.
(Missouri Synod) -
Third and West Liberty Sts.
C. A. Brauer, Pastor
Sunday Morning, January 17
9:30 A. M.-Service in German.

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