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THE MICHIGAN

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was relieved of its nakedness by righteous Tammany-
S jnti ites. Now the San Francisco Examiner prints a fresco
__centered around a nude female model. The artist
Published every morning except Monday during the University and model were surprised when the picture was run
by the Board in Control of Student Publications.b
Memler of the Western Conference Editorial Association. to find a hand-painted bathing suit adorned the
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for re- limbs of the girl.
ication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
ited in this paper and the local news published herein. An Oklahoma City artist complains of the diffi-
Intered at the Post Office at Ann Arbor, Michigan, as second culty he has in making paintings in the nude in this
matier. Special rate of postage granted by Third Assistant state. He is not the first artist to find the public's
dread of uncovered bodies handicapping his efforts.
Subscript on by carrier, $4:00; by mail, $4.50 The same unreasonable attitude is found in the
Ofi-ees: Ann Arbor Press Building, Maynard Street, Ann Arbor, stringent censorship laws which this country toler-
l°i in. Phonicartes: Editorial, 4925; Business. 21214. sates. Through them some of the world's best liter-
EDITORIAL STAFF ature is denied American readers if they cannot
secure bootleg copies at ridiculously high prices.
MANAGING EDITOR InRalph Parlet"e, a nationally known speaker, said
RICHARD L. TOBIN on recent visit to A. and M. tha- in his vorld
7R Em ~o . . .. .- - . . . - - . . . David M. Nichol,

SPRING?
Days of snow and sleet follow
other days of snow and sleet and
still the much-lauded springtime
does not commence. We might as
well admit that we are getting
pretty darn sick of announcing
spring week after week only to be
the laughing stock of the elements.
A week ago we were all primed to
play some baseball but now ourl

SALE
SPRING SUITS
All shades $20.00
ORDER NOW FOR EASTER
C. DOUKAS
1319 South University

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ty Editor .......................................Carl Forsythe
litorial Director .............................Beach Conger, Jr.
orts ditor................................Sheldon C. Fullerton
omen's Editor............................MIdargaret Al. Thompson
sistant News Editor ...........................Robert L. Pierce
NIGHT EDITORS
ank B. Gilbreth J. Cullen Kennedy James Inglis
SGoodman Jerry . Rosenthal
l;1 iffcit George A Staiitcr

travels he found the women in countries where least arm is so sore from throwing snow-
clothing was worn were the most modest. Evil is balls that we can hardly lift it.
as evil thinks. And what evil minds we Americans Chalk up another casualty to the
have. weather.
MUSK PENNY CARNIVAL HOAX .

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Sports Assistants
Jahn %V. Thomas
REPORTERS
JFrcl A. fii uer
luinl Idartin
t Ii. Newman
1""t Kit
Prudence Foster
Alie i -Glbe-.t
Ar,:ice9 l ain, hester
tFlimaieth sMann

C1marles A. Sanford
Joihin W. Pritchard
I osezph NKemiian
C. i I art -iclaaf
1racic:ly Shaw
Parke'r Snyder
Glein . Winters
Margaret ' Brien
l everly Stark
Sima \\adgwnrih
Josephine VWoodhains

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(This is the conct~sion of an artice by 1. Levi,
jxof s2301 emeritus, on Gocthe's ideas on education.j
The first installment appeared iii Sunday's Daily.)
The Ancient Classics

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BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 21214
HARLES T. KLINE ..................... Business Managet
ORhIIS P. JOHNSON...................... Assistant Manager
Department Managerse s
dvcttisi>g ... ........................... Vernon Bishop
dv"rtising Contracts............................Harry R. Begley
dvertising Stvice ........... ron C. Vedder
bl)ications .....................................William T. Brown
lccttf5......................................Richard .Strateme9Hir
ome1n's Bus. ic .._,M amagtr. ........................Atin XV. Verner

vil Aronson
,ert E. Bursley
n Clark
Bert Finn
nat Becker
zine Fiscl und
herine Jacksoan
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Assistants
\li thur F. oin
Cimmiloi W. Sharp
Viriania l ccomhb
C'aroline M osher
lIl cien Olson
E i elen Scimilde
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Donald A. Johnson, 11
I)ean Turner
Donn Lyon
Bernard if. Good
Ilden Spencer
Kthryn tiancer
Katthryn Stork
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Next to the Bible we find that Goethe was a great
admirer of the ancient classics. But let Goethe speak
for himself: "Though one of the Greek tragedians
may seem rather greater and more complete than
another, their work as a whole has a single pervad-
ing quality. It is marked by grandeur, excellence,
sanity, complete humanity, a high philosophy of life,
a lofty way of thinking, a powerful intuition. We
find these qualities in their surviving lyric and epic
poetry as well as in their drama: we find them in
their philosophers, orators, and historians and, to an
equally high degree, in their surviving sculpture."
"Where," he said, "would one look for a greater
orator than Demosthenes, or finer dramatic poetry,
next to Shakespeare, than that of Aeschylus or Soph-t
ocles, not to speak of Euripides?" Goethe confidently
hoped that the ancient classics, more especially thee
Greek, would always remain the staple of a liberalc
education.
Being a strong believer in the value of the ancientd
classics as an important element in a liberal educa-V
tion, I may be permitted to suggest that it is notd
indispensable to become acquainted with their beautyo
and wisdom through the study of the originals.I
Indeed it is quite possible to get their substance byf
means of translations of which, fortunately, we pos-3
sess a number of excellent ones in English.a

We went to the penny carni-
val in good faith. We took five
pennies with us but we found
to our dismay that it took all
five just to get through the door
so we don't know much about
what was on the inside of all
those cloth booths. We went
upstairs and walked aroinid
the running track and looked
down into booth after booth but
we didn't see a thing that had
more than a passing interest.
The prize razzberry goes to the
Sorosis Nut Booth, which bore
the illuminating poster "AW
NERTZ!" We were so depress-
ed by it that we didn't even
go in to see Helen Dooley
dance.
This snow and slush is really
getting us down. It is so difficult
to get around the streets that lots
af people are staying home, not
even making an attempt to get to
class. State Street is choked and
blocked with traffic stuck in huge
drifts. The Rolls photographer
was right on the job and got a
dandy picture of the terrible state
our transportation system is in.
These people are patiently waiting
for the tow truck, not knowing that
the tow truck is mired in the ditch
two blocks away.

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WHI TMANS
GILBER TS
W14ILERA YS
S(00 and up
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Remember your loved ones this Easter Sun-
day with a box of thcse d icious chocoates.
"We will wrap them to mail at no extra
charg e."
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Night Editor-KARL SEIFFERT
TUESDAY, MAROI 22, 1932

Something unknown in ie Floral Business. Instead of raising prices for
the Easter season the
606 East Liberty Phone 9055
are lowering their prices on cut ROSES. $1.00 PER DOZ. and up.
The quality is as usual. Owing to the fact that there is an abundant cut of
Roses at our greenhouses we are giving our customers the benefit and
REDUCING PRICES for the EASTER trade. A large variety of potted
plants also in stock. Arrangements for all purposes artistically combined.
Potted Easter Lillies also at lower prices.

4. Brodie

UGH BRODIE, associate professor of survey-
ing in the engineering school and prominent
his work in connection with the surveying of
Grand canal in Shantung, China, during the
ars 1918-20, died Saturday night after having
en a member of the University faculty for nearly
uarter century.
Even more impressive than the prominence he
ned through his achievements in the technical
rld was the esteem with which he was regarded
colleagues and students alike.
Professor Brodie came to the University to
.ch at the age of 37, after he had spent several
ars at Florida State college and had received~
th the B.S.C.E. and the C.E. degrees.
Born in Mount Pleasant, he is survived by two
ters, one of whom lives in that city, the other
iding in Grand Rapids.
Professor Brodie became an assistant professor
1914 and an associate professor in 1925, which
e he held at the time of his death. His survey-
operations in China were carried on with the
operation of Prof. C. O. Carey. Details of the
)ject appeared in the Michigan Technic of
iuary, 1921.
He was a member of the American Association
Engineers and of the Society for the Promotion
Engineering Education. Death came after Pro-
sor Brodie had undergone an operation at St.
seph's Mercy hospital.' The University mourns
loss.

History

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DEFERRED FRATERNITY PLEDGING
(From the Purdue Exponent)
A severe condemnation of deferred fraternity
pledging came last week from the University of
Michigan, where both the Dean of Men and student
leaders are working to throw overboard a deferred
pledging arrangement which has been in operation
for only a single semester.
Under the system used, freshmen were allowed
contacts with the houses at dinners and smokers,
and at the beginning of the second semester both
freshmen and fraternities submitted preference lists
to the Dean of Men. The system was all right qnI
paper, but the trouble was that it simply wouldn't
work. Out of 642 eligible freshmen, only 240 were
pledged through the Dean's office, although 67 fra-j
ternities which handed in lists named more than'
1,000 men on them. Seven houses received no men
at all.
With the weaker fraternities facing bankruptcy
and ruin, the student leaders are naturally looking
for a new system of pledging. Perhaps they will soon
return to the old system, which, in spite of its
alleged shortcomings, is as satisfactory as any other
system. Fraternity leaders may complain about the
problem of moving pledges out of rooming houses,
but their woe would be the greater if they faced the
problems of deferred pledging.

History makes us contemporaries of the past, and,
knowing the past we understand the present better.
History makes us acquainted with important events
and great persons, and if the reading is sufficiently
wide and wisely selected, it teaches us a rational
patriotism, and, finally it brings wisdom and under-
standing. Amyot, the French translator of Plut-
arch's "Lives," has this on the subject: "How greatly
is the reading of histories to be esteemed, which is
able to furnish us with more examples in one day.j
than the whole course of the longest life of any man
is able to do." For Goethe the chief value of history
lies in the enthusiasm it awakens and among the
various approaches to the subject he recommends the
biographical method as the most interesting. The
lives of great persons and books of travel were always
among his favorite readings.
I think educators are generally agreed that the
study of history forms a vital part in a liberal educa-
tion.
Foreign Languages
Although Goethe was a great admirer of the
ancient Greek writers, he did not know Greek thor-
oughly-with the exception of the New Testament.
In order to read Homer he made use of translations,
both literal and free. Learned friends, moreover,
assisted him in the reading of the language. On the{
other hand, he read Latin with great ease. In 'Dicht-
ung und Wahrheit" he tells that he learned Latin,
German, French and English through use-not by3
rules, because he loathed grammar. As for speaking
foreign languages he thought that the ordinary con-
versation of a person not a native of the country in'
which the language is used, will always be common-
place and inelegant with reference to choice of
vocabulary and idiom. Goethe's speaking knowledgeI
of French, English and Italian was derived from con-
tact with natives. According to our poet the chief
use of a foreign language is to read it as one reads
one's native tongue.
AT THE MICHIGAN
It has been mentioned in unofficial circles that
Clark Gable objected very strenuously to taking the
role of Reverend Hartley in "Polly of the Circus" and
we don't blame him. Gable as a minister hasn't the
vigorous qualities that make him so convincing in
gangster roles, in spite of the he-man gymnastics4
and two-towel shower in the Church basement. The
best we can say for Marion Davies is that she is well
suited to the role of Mademoiselle Polly, the circus
performer, but isn't quite so good as Father Hartley's
little helpmate, who bravely says "If we're supposed
to make it-we'll make it" at well-selected intervals.
The plot is a bit weak, revolving about the theory
that Church people don't want ministers who are
married to trapeze artists, thereby ruining the career
of an ambitious young clergyman. Polly is a noble girl,
however, and gives up her man for his own good,
choking back her sobs as she recites the Book of
Ruth. The trapeze stunts are really thrilling, and
Raymond Hatton, as the Church janitor, is excellent,
but otherwise the nicture is slightly better than

Toasted Rolls is considering
sending a man to New Orleans
to interview Roy Hudson. There
are a lot of things about Roy
that the campus is interested
in finding out, and if enough
contributions are made to pay
expenses our man will be sent
immediately. Checks should be
made out to Johnny Chuck and
sent to "Toasted Rolls" care of
Michigan Daily, Ann Arbor,
Michigan.
*a *
Our opinion of the Freshman
Class is sinking lower and lower.
Good old Black mustachioed Wal-
rus Weinfeld apparently doesn't
like to be called Black mustachioed
Walrus Weinfeld, because he came
over to the Daily office and offered
an objection. The irate yearling
actually threatened never to speak
to the man who wrote the story in
Saturday's "Daily". Wheeee. Where
do these freshmen get that way?
HA - CH-CHA!.
A complaint has just been reg-
istered with this department that
the drinking fountains a t the
League are dangerous. Report has
it that the porcelain fixtures now in
use are distinctly injurious to the
upper and lower incisors when the
exact location of the drinking'
fountain is misjudged. We believe
that two or three broken teeth is
too great a penalty for a mistake
of only half an inch or so, and we
challenge the powers behind the
Women's League to do something
about it.
The authorities are again
confronted with the problem of
placing the Student Council.

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job of which modern laundering is capable.
We Use Ivory Soap Exclusively

COVER THOSE LIMBS!
(Oklahoma A. & M. Daily)

Since those early days when hundreds of women
rer hmrt n witches Americans have been ruled

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