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'" THE MICHIGAN DAIL;Y

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 1932

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lished every morning except Monday during the University;
the Board in Control of Student Publications.
tber of the Western Conference Editorial Association.
Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for reC
on of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
in this paper and the local news published herein.
ered at the Post Office at Ann Arbor, Michigan, as second
atter. Special rate of postage granted by Third Assistant
ter General.
scription by carrier, $4.00; by mail, $4.50
ces: Ann Arbor Press Building, Maynard Street, Ann Arbor,
. Phones: Editorial, 4925; Euriness, 21214.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone 4925
MANAGING EDITOR
RICHARD L. TOBIN
ditor............ .............. ...... David M. Nichol
tor....... ......................Carl IForsythe
Director ........................... Beach Conger, Jr.
ditor .............................Sheldon C. Fullerton
sEditor.......... .........Margaret M. Tfhomnpson
t News Edit or ... .................... Robert L. P.ierce
NIGHT EDITORS_
. Gilbreth J. Cullen Xeonedy James Inglis
Roland A. Goodman jerry E. Rosenthal
[Karl Seitfrt George A. Stnaiii

What if we will not be able to step into a good
job as soon as we are graduated? Most of us are
lucky enough to have a home at which to stay for
awhile and a certain amount of hard times and
worry is good for anyone. If we have taken our
education seriously, we will in time be able to take
our place in the world, and it is a positive fact we
will be able to fill our niche more satisfactorily as
a result of our education. So why give up and throw
away the remaining few weeks of undergraduate
study? Remember that the taxpayers are carrying a
heavy burden to support the schools, before you
despair and throw away your part of this sacrifice.
So buckle down seniors. Take advantage of any
such visitations as rainy weather to get yourself
back to a normal frame of mind. Forget that there's
no use in keeping up your work because you can
see nothing in view. Get to work so you can do your
share in the coming years toward making the world

OOKS
BRIGHT SKIN, by Julia Peterkin
(Bobbs-Merrill, 1932) $2.50. (Re-
view Copy Courtesy of Wahr's Book-
stores).
A Review.
By John W. Pritehard
A few weeks ago we reviewed i
novel by Countee Cullen, colored, in
which the author did a fine job:
(or so it seems to us) of expressing
the psychology . of the civilized

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a more livable place. V American negro. It has since been
-our privilege to read an equally fine
'RITICISM USUALLY BIASED AND UNFAIR interpretation of another side o;
(Seattle Journal of Commerce) . American life, that of the compara-
One of Seattle's city councilmen, in undergoing Al t
the "baptism of fire," during a humorous initiation tively uncivilized n e g r o of thL
in a down--town business men's club, sustained a South, who is so totally cut of corn-
slight burn when a match was applied too near his munication with the rest of thr

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Sports Assistants
john W. Thomas
REPORTERS
HiVTold F. Klnte
Roin lanI iti
Albt, 1. Newman
Prudence Fster
A!ii'e ( illrt
I anees Mainrhester
Eli'abeth Mann

Charles A. Sanford
Join W. Pritchard
J{JsCp'di eviian
C. iart Schaaf
irnckl y Shaw
Parkcr Sny der
talc-nni IR. Winters
Margaret O'Brn
lW,. ely Stark
Alosepwi e Vm h a
Joseplhiiie woodhatn

bare foot. The burn was not serious, but, like a manj
biting a dog, the oddity of the incident made news.-
What headline news the same incident would
have called for if a university student had been
similarly burned in a fraternity initiation! What an'

world that he i; not even sup,
where the "Unity States" ic in Ie.-
erence to his own geographical pos-
ition.

CarveT
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Crandall
eldman

BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 21214
LES T. KLTN ........................flusiness Managei
IS P. JOHN.ON ....................Assistant Manager
Department~Managers
sing ....................................Version Bishop
sing (ontract.s...........................[larry R. Bleglcy
sing service............................. Byron C. Verdder
tions...................................William . Brown
S....................................hard wrvenr
's Bsines M :mnagr...................... Ann W, Vcrriot

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Assistants
Athr F. N(oltn
li rrnr id Seliu f,(-i
% Vlor . Sharp
Virginia M amb
Caroline Alosher
Helen Olson
IIelt'n Scinin de
lay Sef:ried

orum:ll A. Johnson, II
.),an "Turner
Don Lyon
Iernard il. Good
I Iclen Spencer
I tliryn Spencer
Sahtlryn Stork
(r I Ji Uger
ary Elizabeth Watts

a Becker
ne Fischgrrind
Gallmcyer
erine Jackson
thy l~ayliin

opportunity for opponents of higher education to This volume, in its very nature.
rant and rave! "College Student Tortured in Initia- will not become the center of con-
tion," "University Man Seriously Burned by Fraternity troversy that its predecessor, "Scar-
Brothers," "Probe of Torture Initiation Diemanded of let Sister Mary." became. It prob-
University President," would likely have been the ably will, however, contribute quit'
way in which the press would have bannered the a bit of grist to the tireless mill of
affair. c o n s t r u c t i v e and destructive
Sob sisters' sewing circles, super-soup sipping thought regarding the interracia
organizations and meddlesome mollycoddles would problem. And yet, even here toe
have demanded expulsion of the so-called "perpe- possibility is tempered by the fact
trators," criticized the entire faculty of the university that no racial difficulty which aof- '
and denounced higher education in general. ; fects city areas could ever reach
Thy point we want to make, however, is that the proportions nearly as great in the
average college and high school student, as well as swamps of the gulf region.
the average institution of higher education, in the A critique of such a book is bound
great majority of cases, is subjected in like instances to be incoherent, for the book it-
to unjust and ill-advised criticism and notoriety by self has no outline, no plot. It has
thoughtless individuals, meddlesome organizations, not even a problem, which it ad ;
and sensation-seeking newspapers.. vances as such-not even the alore-
Be fair and reasonable with our boys and girls and mentioned miscegenation quandary,
young men and young women. for that is vague and not as import-
ant as its constant presence would
seem to indicate. It is simply a
character study, sublimated because
C-2 i 1j, U (U I, fIIHR ,N it is never still, but continually
moving and developing in a thor-
Leters published in this column should not be construed as oughly living manner. One could
expressing tihe editorial opinion of The Daily. Anonymous corn-
unications will be disregarded. The names o""com"municants not exactly say, even, that the
will, however, he regarded as confidential upon request. Contrib- handling is skillful; it does not needi
utors are asked to be brief, confining themselves to less than 300
words if possible. to be: it is straightforward, unas-
suming, frank, rich, sincere.
The Spring Parley in Review It is, in substance, the tragedy
To The Editor: of two children who are utter mis-
The Spring Parley had a great significance; it fits in their particular society. One
may represent the introduction of a new era on our l escapes; the other does not. The
campus. It was marvelous to see hundreds of stu- children are Blue, a negro as pu-e

VAX)o

NIGHT EDITOR---.JAMES H. INGLIS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 1932

) Salary

its

IE administrative heads of the University are
acing a situation today unparalleled in many
les of the institution's history. The funds
able for next year have been cut 15 per cent,
tic economies are in sight, a situation which'
been bemoaned and regretted in so many
-ent ways and places that the subject is now
Dme.
o an observer outside the ranks of those
e security is threatened by the forthcoming
Dmies, this problem of cutting down the
ersity budget presents a challenge not alto-
r unpleasing. An opportunity is presented
searching examination and re-evaluation of
e many departments and offices which have
sily grown up during the past 10 years of
tiful prosperity.
ne fundamental question must first of all be
by those in charge of retrenchment. Will
kudget determining body, take the path of
resistance and offer a blanket reduction
laries and services that will weaken every
tment and. leave the University structure
.ent I-t debilitated? Or will those in charge
ine each department and office and ask iii
d to each, is this particular office or that
cular department really contributing to the
ersity as an institution of higher learning?
o out the budget uniformly throughout is a
statement to the effect that no mistakes have
made in the past, that no departments have
n up too fast, and that every department is
sary and vital to the functioning of the insti-
r_ The absurdity of this defense for the
s quo is evident.
he issue is clear cut. Shall we weaken the
ersity as a whole by reducing the budget of
department and perpetuating the mistakes
e past or shall we strengthen the University
Fducing the dead wood and paring out the
growth of institutions that have failed to
y themselves?
here is a great opportunity. for constructive
achment. Let us hope that those in power
efrain from taking the line of least resistance.I

dents crowding the halls three times within 24 hours black as the seventh son of a sev-
prompted by an earnest desire for knowledge and cnth son of the Queen of Sheba by
without the slightest hope of earning an "A" or ever: direct lineage; a n d Crickett, a
one-tenth of a credit hour! Education was liberated beautiful, yellow "biight skin," or
from the adding machine and the assembly line, mulatto, girl. Blue, who had been
Students came because they were eager to find truth brought up almost igncant of the
-hence they were in the only frame of mind in meaning of work, was taken away
which truth can be acquired. from his home cabin by his father,
It was equally wonderful to see that faculty men ? because his mother had "had sin
forgot that they were supposed to have one-track with a white man. Crickett was
minds: a historian discussed immortality, an engi- herself the product of a similar
neer the religion of the future, and a psychologist misstep. In the creed of these peo-
spoke on ethics; the theory of intelligence in water- ple, an affair between a negro man
tight compartments was ignored; the experts proved and woman was to be deplored, but
that they could think about subjects outside their a mixed-race peccadillo was un-
special field. f pardonable.
At some moments one might have felt oneself So Cricket and Blue were brought
transplanted to Athens, 2300 years ago; young peoplk together before either had received
putting questions to older thinkers because theii the age of ten. They grew up to-
heart drove them to do so, not because they were gether, Blue mutely in love with
working for a diploma. Cricket, Cricket happily loving Blue
Yet the parley revealed through some speakers in a somewhat different manner
that cur "Weltanschauung" is 30 years behind thai Constantly Cricke-t w a s brcug:Ih
of a corresponding European group; previous to the face to face with. and blamen-d ior
World War it was the fashion among European the error of her mother: alva y
intellectuals to treat religion with disdain, boasting Blue was derided for his inefficiency
a naive materialism. But after the War a new recog- and what appeared to be cowardice.
nition of spiritual realities set in. Many liberal Cricket's total misfit was emphasiz
Americans are now propagating a stale materialism. ed-by the fact that her father, ap
not realizing that the most advanced scientific think- parently in blue-blooded white, ha-"
ers have destroyed the very concept of matter. left her an heritage of aristocrac
Professor Dennart of Godesburg, Germany, in- that lifted her above the other chil-
vestigated the religious convictions of 527 leading dren in the community in sensitivi-
scientists of all ages and found that only 2.2 per cent ty and fine taste, but relegated her
were atheists; 93 per cent were theists (34.5 per cent: to a place below them in their owl
adhering to a denominational field). Students whose appreciation.
search for truth was not fully satisfied by the Parley Until Cricket at last was deliver-
might find encouragement in John Fiske's "The Idea ed from her bondage--delivered by
of God as affected by Modern Knowledge" and Tols- the expedient of going to New York
toy's "My Confession." and becoming a dancer, Princess
The bi-weekly meetings -at which the parley is Kazoola, in a Harlem black-and-
to be continued may prove to be a blessing in many tan night club. And Blue, still the
respects. F. S. o. faithful hound, watched her go,
-__and turned with tears in his eyes
to return to a woman and two ille-
Cgitimate children whom he did nt
love..
____________ The characters are drawn with'
AT THE MICHIGAN fine feeling. No one can be pointed
Maurice Chevalier is .ust the same as he was in out as more perfect than another,
the days when he was singing French songs, except unless it be Big Pa. The old man
that he doesn't sing French songs anymore. "One though still filled with a constant
Hour With You" is right along the same line with all longing to see his mammy oncec
the rest of his pictures. We admire this show in more, had finally given up asking
particular because it makes it very plain after the where he could find the town o
first few minutes of play that it isn't supposed to Unity States, the port where he re-
mean anything. The audience knows what to expect membered landing on this contim-
right from the first, and gets what it is expecting-- ent decades ago.
a little plot, some pretty women, suggestive dialogue,.
a few songs, and a general feeling of charm, good FORTHCOMING BOOKS
fellowship, and entertainment. One very engaging Houghton, Mifflin Company, Bos-
feature about this cinema that sets it apart from ton and New York, announce that
several others we could mention (and so could you) the list of books to be published by
is the charming informality with which the actors them during April, May, and June
step out of character and address 'the audience, just include the following:

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SENIOR PESSIMISM
(Daily Kansan)
ny weather comes as a relief to some students,
Ally a number of seniors, who feel that it is
Dwn loss when they do not make the most of
>pportunities while attending college..
al spring weather is no inducement to study.
a a time such as the present when fighting
n the two alternatives of staying in and get-
uis lessons or getting out and enjoying the
Sul weather, the senior is likely to choose the
with the remark, "Oh, what's the use, I'm not
to be able to get a job anyhow, so why not
myself while I can?" Rain makes it less desir-
> forsake studies.
e senior, who is totally at loss as to what he
ug to do after graduation, is apt to take on a

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