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" _ _T1E MICHICAN DAILY _TUESAY, MAR

Published every morning except Monday during the University
ar by the Board in Control of Student Publications.
Member of the Western Conference Editorial Association.
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edited in this paper and the local news published herein.
Etered at the Post Off cc at Ann Arbor, Michigan, as second;
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stmastvr General.
Subscription by carrier, $4.00; by mail, $4.50
Offices: Ann Arbor Press Duilding, Maynard Street, Ann Arbor,I
chigan. Phones: Editorial, 4925; i"usiness, 21214.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone 4925
MANAGING EDITOR
RICHARD L. TOBIN
y Editor ....................................... Carl Forsythe
itorial Director............................. Beach Codger, Jr.
ws :Editor ................................. David M. Nichol
orts E ditor..............................Sheldon C. Fullerton
omen's Editor ..... ................. Margaret M Thompsoni
sistant.News Editor.......................... Robert L. Pi'rce
NIGHT EDITORS
ak B. Gilbreth J. Cullen Kennedy James .Inglis
Roland A. Goodman Jerry E. Rosenthal
Kar Seiffert George A. Stauter.
Sports Assistants1

a multitude of sins which must be admitted to have1
been committed in some degrees by some fraternities
at some universities. They cannot be said to be
committed in any such manner, as to startle the
prospective Greek. The attitude of the critic might
well be taken by him however in making his choice

RUSHING "
BEGINS a

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Washingto

WT. Thomas
Brian Jones

John S. Toanswnd
Charles A. Sanford

ey NV. Arnheimn
1d F. ]Mankertz
ad C. Campbell
as Connelan
-t S. Deutsch
t L1. Friedman
nce Hayden

REPORTERS
Fred A. Huber
Harol F. KLute
Norman Kraft
Edw1 ,ardl 7. VMarshall
lRoland Martin
Albert It. Newman
F. lerome Pettit
Prudence Foster
Alice Gilhert
Frances Malciester
Ilizabcth .Mal

John XW. Pritchard
Joseph Rexiihan
C. -art Schaal
Blrack :y Shaw
Parker Suy'kr
Robert S. Ward
G. R. Winters
Margaret O'Brrn
Beverly Stark:
Elmrna aasworth
Josephine Woodhams

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of fraternity. This is too often neglected by the man TODAY.
when he is being rushed due to the unfortunate exi- There is so much weeping and
gencies of our early rushing season.T s up
For anyone who has the opportunity to be initi-- wailing around the office that wek
ated into a fraternity we can only say that he will can scarcely write this columnatdyik Sinpson.
have a wonderful prunytodvophmefi all, Which is a ,great pity, consider- WASHIzNGTON, MVIarch 7.-Take
opportunity to develop himself in g what might be done with the
the company of others who are trying to do the same fraternity situation here at hand. it all in all, that Pennsylvania prn-
thing and promote the spirit of co-operation inI
. We h a v e heard recriminations mary on April 26 ought to be a high
attainment by practice on the campus of certain
fundamental ideas which belong in every fraternity about the deferred rushing system light of the year. It will have alV'J
code, all semester, but never did the the trappings of a multiple-ring
clamors reach quite such a volume
as yesterday. It appears that the political circus.
(TOWARD FA ULTY I PROVEMENT new system is a pgreat deal more of Both parties are in it-also there
(From the Daily 'Prmeetonian) a cold-blooded murder than was at are suggestions of the still mythical
College professors are n some extent unique and first suspected. Rumor has it that third party movement. Notable and'
to be envied for their existence in a limbo of immun- as many as five to ten houses got colorful fighting men arc cast for
bty from criticism. Constructive criticism d, however, no pledges at all and that a great leading roles.
most desirable as a stimulant to increased compe- Prohibition, "bossism," the de-
tene ad ffetienes, ndis alabl toteches.many more got from one to four.
ence and effectiveness, and is valuable to teachers That is bad enough as it is, but the pression, the tariff, unemployment
e pecially when it comes from individual students. situation is relief and out everysujct
An indication of how such a desirable appraisal fact that Freshmen will be very of political discussion during the
might be obtained at Princeton is furnished by the loath to affiliate with a house with year all rate a place in the picture.
University of Washington's recent experiment with only one or two pledges. This same And all in the state traditionally
a system of faculty rating by students, described by .o (seeabove),hs i tateadedicated to brother love.
William R. Wilson in the current issue of the Journal lot of houses will go on the rocks.
of Higher Education. We wouldn't be surprised to see a
According to Mr. Wilson this system was designed liContradictions.
to furnish "a means of giving the college teacher oths. Philosoh here isx n l nons e
that detailed, objective criticism of his courses and conotpExaine only the most general
r~n~hrtc l .a ct~~vr~ f 1 n. k; 7, ~ ., consolationi ifIn i a nt1r

a Carver
ce Collins
Crandall
Feldmn

pp.

BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 21214
ARLES T. KLINE .................... Business Manager
)KRIS P. JOHN SON...............Assistant Manager
Department Managers
vcrtising ......................................Vernon Bishop
vertising Contracts............................. harry R. Begley;
vertising Service ............................ Byron C. Vedder'
blcations.... ............. ..........William T. Brown
ounts.......... .......................Richard Stratemeirj
en's Business Managers......................Ann . Vernor
Assistants

mehodsu uhat seems to be essential for increase in
teaching effectiveness."
To accomplish this end a comprehensive and de-
tailed questionnaire was submitted to every Wash-
ington -undergraduate. In reference to a specified
course each student indicated on a rating blank made
up of thirty-five topics his impression of the signifi-
cant -characteristics of the course and the teaching
methods of the instructor. Questions covered such
subjects as the instructor's interest in students, his
encouragement of original thinking as opposed to
note-memorizing, the merit of the text-book, lec-
tures, and outside reading. In addition, each under-
graduate was requested to answer two general ques-
tions at the end of the blank: "What were the out-
standing merits of this course?" and "What were the

Hockey, we hear, is the com-
ing sport, and it is predicted
by those who know, and know,
and know, that before long it
will displace basketball, and
judging from the crowds that
turned out last Friday and Sat-
urday nights we think they are
about right. The crowds were
estimated at around 19"0 to
1800 each night. At that rate
hockeyawill be payiig Tor itself
and have a -lttle left ver 'to
spend on uniforms for the
cross-country team.

outiine of the set-up.
It is at once apparent that the
situation is so full of political con-
tradictions that nobody but a 'Phil-
adelphia lawyer," sure enough.
possibly could sort it into place.
It did not need the introduction1
of General Smedley Butler, retired,
into the republican senatorial race
to make the thing complete.
That is just another sideshow of
a political performance already so
rich in attractions that it is hard to
pick out "the big top."
With Pennsylvania's 76 conven-
tion votes at stake it now looks as

- !Aronson
ert E. Bursley
nClark,
rt Finn
na Becker
:la Jane Cissel
vieve Field
ne 1ischgrund
Gallueyer
harriman

jhn1 Keyser
Arthur F. Kohn
James Lowe
Ann TIlarshia
Katherine jacison
)orothy Layill
Virginia McComb
Ca-olin Moslier
Ielen Olsen

lraon W. 41 arty
Donald A. Johnson, II
l')un Lyon
Br-nard 11. Good
MySeclried
Jinnie Seng
If den Spencer
Kathryn Stork
('lare Unger
Mary -liabeit tWatts

NIGHT EDITOR-KARL BEIFFERT
TtYESDAY,.MARCH 8, 1932

Mwcl

vernment?

URING those rife periods which precede every
city, state, and national election, the voting-
Lblic are usually primed to listen to much "in
e ear and out the other" propaganda. Often,
iwever,-words of wisdom are spoken on cam-
ign patforms and 'at erstwhile spolitical .gather-
s..
.Such was the case when Arthur J. Lacy, possi-
e Democratic candidate for the governorship,
oke in AnnArbor'recently. We were not prim-
ily interested at the time in what office Mr. Lacy
ght have his mind on, nor what party he might
representing. We became quite interested,
wever, in some of the things he said.
That the present administration has often
erlooked the relative value of public benefits,
which public funds must be expended, is prob-
ly true. It is also true that other administra-
tns have done likewise in. the past. But when
illions of dollars are spent for superAiighways,
ich are actually luxuries in times like these,.and
e state legislature is racking its brain for means
raising revenue, then it is certainly time to call
halt. Especially when persons living along
ose highways are losing their homes and worry-
f about the source of tomorrow's food.
Mr. Lacy's remarks concerning the large num-
r of persons receiving salaries from an already'
er-burdened citizenry were made, it is true,
fore a group of men representing Mr. Lacy's
rty, and from whom, if he becomes a candidate
r office, he will expect support. But political
entists, representing no party, and seekiug no
ice, have emphasized virtually the same points
college classrooms. If educations are to be
ken seriously, we can but conclude that Mr.
cy was correct and that his words have an im-
rt not to be taken lightly.
When one out of every eight voters is being
ancially supported by the remaining -seven-
en it is to be expected that the seven 'will revolt.
vernment is a fine thing, the nucleus of organ-
d society. But too much government is not so
e, particularly when it includes numerous pub-
parasites. Men now holding public positions
e, of course, reluctant to give up their easy jobs.
it it can only be a matter of time until the seven
11 tire of the arangement and "eight" must look
r something else to do. We predict 'that when
at time-comes it will be for the benefit and not
e detriment of the entire state.

outstanding defects of this course?"xL-Ilaaknock-awn-and-drag--,
THE LINDBERGH AFFAIR. out battle between Roosevelt and
There is no one who doesn't re- Smith forces would feature the
gret the unfortunate circumstances democic primariesh
that keep Mr. and Mrs. Lindbergh What effect that will have on the
away form their young son, but the hopes of Albert C. Ritchie over in
AT THE MICHIGAN long train of events that has fol- Maryland it is hard to forecast.
LE PLOMBIER FIEVRE lowed the kidnaping has been rath- Before Smith got into the race, a
EEoedthimekidnpinga haoursyb athtiRoosevelt-Ritchie test 'of strength
There hasn't been a slapstick comedy in years er detrimental to our sympathetic seemed the big democratic bet in
quite as funny as "The Passionate Plumber" and we sensibilities. The "appeals from a
hope you duly appreciate it. The cast is excellent, heartbroken mother the printingrPenn.sidethere is
including'Buster Keaton, who can 'takeafall-like- of the baby's diet in detai, were On the
opposition to -Hoover's renomina-
nobody else in the world, Jimmy Durance, whose 'mildy irritating, the action off
schnozzle isn't quite as good as it was in " wet Rich President Hoover and state author- tion on the part of folks like Gov-
-s h otieeis 'tnuite asiood s-iuw aa llsgineG emRern o r P in ch o t an d R ep resen tativ e
Quick Wallingford" (but almost, which is pretty ities in caling ou government- McFadden; yet there also is a split
good), and Irene Purcell, who is exactly the same al officials from Marines to post-e
person she was in "The Man in Possession." We hate masters was more so; the crowning M e hseaPinchot -epri , r
to mention Polly Moran in the same breath with the touch of calling in the aid of pro- I
first three, for we have always considered Polly over- fessional gangst'ers was even more iaganst McFadden.
rated as a comedienne and she is no better here. disquieting. We realize that most Pinchot himself seems still hope-
Aside from a handsome profligate, a slim seducer, of this publicity and furor could fully hunting for a third party
and about three dozen excited Frenchmen, there is not be helped by Colonel and Mrs. movement to join, or preferably,
Lindbergh and for that reason we lead. Where he will be found in the
nothing much else to talk about except a lot of very campaigning if Mr. Hoover is nom-
fine scenes featuring Buster Keaton, ranging all the sympathize with them in their loss. ma gin is rather m -
way from the shower room to the dueling field, and We hate to think of what might Fated again is rather a mystery.
back to the Monte Carlo gaming tables. The funniest happen to the kidnaper if he were inh pt eve ets,
g ever caught. Ham-stringing would some thmk he might even go dem-
thing we have seen in a long time is Keaton prepar-a ocratic.
ing a breakfast in bed for the voluptuous Miss Pur- be only a good start.
cell. *SPACE DEPARTMENT.MakpedTr t ha . -v-~
Mr. Magician Blackstone puts forth a very credit- BLANK AEDEATE .

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able performance but far be it from us to get into a
discussion about how he does all those things. We
don't take much stock in it. A lot of it was easy to
figure out but the bird-cage stunt had us floored.
Mr. Blackstone has been flinging challenges around
helter-skelter and in the near future he will make
escapes from boxes and boilers and things, which
is all right if he wants to do things like that.
J. S. M.
C N PU011- M ON
Letters publ ,lhed int his column should not be construed as
Cxrsi'ng the e rci al opiion of Thi e Daily. Anonymous con-
i!a' i7I V io s ill 1 i ' Ali!(d . ' ;1; 15es of conin on ical ii
"i,: hu v eve-, he 'ri-grd"e as " ""co,"fi"tia I nI"w "re"est. 'ontrib
11tors are ask'd to be brief, oiifiuing thcs'eles to less than 300,
1ords ii possible.

.s....A 111 a,1 ny.

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To The Editor:
-Much has been said, and most of it in a satirical
vein, about the are or modern reviewing. It has
often been characterized -as grossly incompetent{
bungling, the mouthings of intellectual asses who
would vaunt their mental capacity for all the world
.o see. I know that the preceding sentence was
rhetoric: it was meant to be so. Because the major-
ity of people who criticize reviewing in. an adverse
manner merit the term which they have applied to
the reviewer.
Nevertheless, there is little doubt that much of;
the activity in the field of criticism which has been'
taking place on this campus, in its publications, is
mere space-filler. Shall I bother to give you my
definition of a perfect review of a motion picture,
play, musical presentation, or book? It is this: a
criticism which first, in brief, gives the reviewer's
own appreciation of the work; then summarizes it;
finally, presents a thorough and impartial analysis.
In the course of studied perusal of The Daily, the1
'Ensian, and the Gargoyle, I have read reviews of
plays, reviews of music, reviews of motion pictures
and books, reviews of reviews. Many examples of
the first four types mentioned are innocuous even
worthy of high rating; the last, the review of reviews,
is a nuisance. Its height of pseudo-perfection was
achieved in the Gargoyle recently, when that really3
very funny publication lost character for a moment,
and razzed The Daily's method of reviewing the
motion picture.
Enough has been said in previous Campus Opin-
ions about the various types of reviewing that have

BULLETIN, ETC.
This afternoon the office will
be open to freshmen tryouts
for both the Daily and Gar-
goyle editorial staffs. For those
who would like to be tryouts
but don't know what to do
about it, the Daily office (and
the -Gargoyle office, too) is
across from the Majestic The-
atre. Just walk in, go upstairs
and case yourselves into the
ebb and flow. You will be tak-
en care of.

And now comes General Butler
to challenge "Puddler Jim" Davis,
the singing senator, for his seat.
The general is to be drier than
dry-so he says, while the senator
has gone wet.
Which is to enjoy Hoover favor?
Hardly the general. He has Pinchot
endorsement. Yet he may also get
a helping hand from "Uncle Joe"-
Grundy, that afore-time master
mind of senate high tariff strategy
in whom still rankles his defeat by
"Puddler Jim."
Pennsylvania seems destined to
be a political milestone this year.
Keep an eye on her doings.
When the senate stood realy to
roll through the Norris bill, aimed
primarily at frowning upon the so-
called "yellow dog" form of labor
contract, Senator Walsh of Mon-
tana had a brilliant idea.
"I offer for the Record," he said,
"a copy of the yellow-dog contract
featured in the Red Jacket case."
And there it stands, just ahead of
the 75-to-5 senate nose-count in
favor of the bill, a permanent ex-
hibit in the Congressional Record.

SPECIAL
SPECIAL
SPECIAL

BULLETIN.
BULLETIN.
BULLETIN.

nllTORRAL COMMENT

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INITIATION
S (From The Colgate Maroon.)
s is the season among fratermities on the cam-
ien those who until now have been pledged to
'eek-letter societies are being initiated into the
L orders of ideals and ritual which with the
ct of a college life spent with some thirty or
>ther men in the same house tend to form the
which have hitherto not meant quite so much
pledges. Even if there are separate codes of
for each fraternity, we feel that the initiates

All those tryouts who consider
themselves well above the average
in intellect and personality might An About-Face.
enroll as tryouts for TOASTED
ROLLS. Directions: Come to the - When Senator Shipstead, the
Daily office just as though you lone farmer-laborite in the senate,
were an ordinary Daily or Gargoyle introduced his first bill designed to
tryout. Then ask for Johnny Chuck. outlaw such contracts and also
We will be around in a corner otherwise to restrict the injunctive
somewhere. We promise that you powers of federal jud ges in labor
will be well taken care of. TOAST- disputes, quite likely 'he had no
ED ROLLS is noted for its hospital- thought that any such measure
ity toward tryouts. would ever get so rousing a senate
(Editor's Note: We thought this reception.
column was a one-man affair.) That was more than three years
(Author's Note: Sure it is, you dope, ago. As the bill finally cleared the
but we aren't as young as we used senate it was, of course, different in
to be.) form from the Shipstead measure.
Even so, that it should pass with
only five old guard republican New

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