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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
"cripple an institution which they have carefully I was a great Polish patriot who spent his life and
built up through one hundred years." energy fighting the Russian oppressor of Poland.
If the money cannot be raised, nothing obvious- Likewise, Ukranian youths, full of enthusiasm and
ly, can be done about it. But if it possibly CAN self-sacrifice, seeing the terrible conditions which u E
be raised, then we plead with the Legislature to the Ukranians were forced to suffer at present
think twice before refusing i:. in Poland, have followed the tactics and methods
- of the Polish national hero, Marshall Pilsudski.
S moki n W( ' Iin fighting the oppresser. Hadn't Pilsudski burned
the palaces of the Russian nobility? Hadn't hej
Dormitories . . . robbed Russian banks in order to obtain funds tf
carry out his underground work?;
V ERNON J. BROWN, Republican Today the Ukranian youths read of Pilsudski'sE
State Representative, thinks that heroism in his biographies. A parallel state of af-
the names of the womens dormitories on the fairs exists today. Just as Czarist Russia was to
campus should be changed because the girls may Poland, so is at present Poland to the Ukraine.
smoke, in them. Writing in the Ingham County Under the present unhealthy and unbearable con=-
News, Mason, Representative Brown recommends ditions in Eastern Galicia, these Ukranian youths
the co-eds here take up snuff and pipes. His ar- -mostly University students, men of great futureH
ticle follows: --smilingly go to the Polish gallows saying, "We
"Betsy Barbour has finally capitulated and now offer our lives for the freedom of the Uklranians."
the girls domiciled at the University of Michigan Just recently two young noble students were
dormitory may smoke in peace. Girls housed with- ' hanged by the Poles. Their attorneys and many;
in the cloistered walls of Martha Cook and Helen patriotic Poles who had taken part in the under-
Newberry dormitories have been allowed to smoke ground fight against the Russians made a per-
for several years. sonal appeal to Pilsudski to save their lives. They
"Well, let 'em smoke. There's nothing we can argued that these young men did for the Ukraine
do about it. But the names of the dormitories what Pilsudski had himself done in his youth for I
should be changed. Such simple and forthright Poland. But despotism is obstinate-they wereC
names as Betsy Barbour, Martha Cook and Helen unmercifully hanged. STR
Newberry seem out of place above the entrances to The protestants mentioned Holowko, the Gali-S
smoking dens of cigaret-sucking co-eds at our cian representative to the Polish Diet who had IM P
state-supported university. Betsy Barbour should been assassinated, according to the Polish author-I
give way to Boxcar Annie. The name of Martha ities, by Ukranians. Holowko was a Pole, not a FLA
Cook should be changed. to Black Meg. Some such Ukranian. I might say that in a way he was
name as the Blue Front should grace the building friendly toward the Ukranians, but assuredly -he
nOW known. as Helen Newberry. was not assassinated by Ukranians. As a result
"We dislike to see a girl or a woman puffing a of his assassination, hundreds of Ukranians were
cigaret. There are so many other and. better ways arrested, imprisoned, tried, and released. Even the
by which they can assert and use their emancipa- Polish courts could not find any of them guilty.
tion. But we realize we are lying in a new day and Since there is no freedom of the press in Poland, DOI
that if a woman wants to worship Lady Nicotine, there are whispers, and the whispers are that his
that's her privilege. However, we should expect a friendliness toward the Ukranians was not very BRE
little more of those who are being given an educa- comfortable for the Polish government. So he was
tion at so great a cost to the state, To us, and we removed and the blame was thrown upon the
confess to being old-fashioned, the names of Ukranians. Political murders in Poland are an
Martha Cook, Helen Newberry and Betsy Barbour everyday occasion. Many men prominent in pub-
have too honest a ring to be used in connection lie life in Poland and unfriendly toward the pres-
with such nonessentials as smoking cigarets. If ent government are being assassinated.
the co-eds would turn to snuff or would light up As to German money for propaganda among
pipers the names of the dormitories might well the Ukranians-the charge is too ridiculous to de-
remain as they are but such feeble efforts at serve an answer. You can bribe one to steal or
naughtiness as smoking cigarets seem just a little lie but you cannot bribe one to offer his life in
dishonest beneath such stalwart English names as defense of his oppressed nation, and that the Uk-
Martha Cook, Helen Newberry and Betsy Bar- ranians are horribly oppressed by'the Polish gov-
bour." ernment is a well-known fact throughout Europe.
It was the British members of Parliament, promi-

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Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column 'should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous communications will be disregard-
ed. The names of communicants will, however, be re-
garded as confidential upon request. Contributors are
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culation, Gilbert E. Bursley; Publications, Robert E. I UPHOLDS COUNT SFORZA'S
FVIEWS ON POLAND .
ASSISTANTS: John Bellany, Gordon Boylan, Alien Cleve- The high-handed, protest of three University
land, Jackz Efroymson, Fredl Hertrick, Joseph Hume,
Allen Knuusi, Russell Read, Lester Skinner, Robert students against the lecture of Count Sforza in
Ward, Meigs W. Bartmess, Willia B. Caplan, Willard which he touched upon the question of Ukranian
Cohodas, R. C. Devereaux, Carl J. F'ibiger, Albert
Gregory, Milton Kramer, John Marks, John L Mason, persecution by the Poles is baseless and full of
John P. Ogden, Robert Trimby, Bernard Rosenthal
Joseph Rothbard, Richard Schiff, -George R. Williams. Inaccuracies.
Elizabeth Aigler, Jane Bassett, Beulah Chapman, Doris With the creation of a new Polish state millions
Gil~my, Billie Griiniths, Catherine McHenry, May See-
fried, Virginia McComb, Meria Abbot, Betty Chapman, of the exponents of freeedom rejoiced. The free-
Lillain Fine, Minna Giffen, Cecile Poor, Carolyn Wose. dom that the Poles wanted was an accomplished
TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1933 fact. However, no true lover of. humanity will
rejoice for long, seeing that the slave of yesterday
becomes a tyrant of today. Poland, a country
Ruthvens Proposed which has suffered under the Prussians, Russians,'
P po eand partly under Austrian rule is using today the.
A pi'opriation Cut . . . very same tactics to eradicate and denationalize
Ukranians as were used against herself by Rus-
B EFORE the current University ap- sia and to a lesser extent by Germany and Aus-
propriation bill, which would cut tria. To cite one example, Czarist Russia in order
the University's income more than in half, was to eradicate anything that would remind the Poles
introduced in the Legislature, President Ruthven of their past history changed the name of their
and his staff worked out independently what they country from Poland to Vistulian Province. The{
considered to be a thoroughgoing economy pro- Poles today have done the same with the Ukran-I
graim for the -corning two years. Yesterday in the ians. The eastern part of Galicia, which is. a'
Union he explained this proposal, among other purely Ukranian country with the exception of
things, to the twenty-odd members of the Legis- I the public officials and the military and police of-
lature who had accepted his invitation to come to ficers, is now officially called "Little Poland.''
Ann Arbor to hear a detailed description of and In present Poland, according to the statistics
to ask questions about the management of the of the Polish government, 40 per cent of the
University. I population is under the Polish yoke against its
President Ruthven's proposed economy would will. This entire body is ready to fight at any
amount to $1,107,814.59. The University's income moment for freedom. The largest "racial minor-
this year is roughly $6,000,000. The proposed ity" is that of the Ukranians, who number some

nent Canadians, and Americans who disclosed to
the entire world the Polish atrocities and their
policy of pacification. Men, women, and children
were killed, burned, tortured and robbed by Po-
lish soldiery because a few grain stacks- of Polish
landlords were burned; or rather, because the
League of Nations was pressing upon Poland as
to why autonomy was not given to the Ukranians.
The Poles thought that they would exterminate
the spirit of Ukranian nationalism, but they were
disillusioned.
Right here in Detroit resides an American cit-
izen who traveled in Galicia at the time of the
pacification. He was brutally tortured by the Po-
lish military and on his return he sued the Polish
government. A short time ago he received $4,000
as an indemnity. A great deal more should be
said on this issue, but for the present this should
suffice.
In conclusion Poland has every right to exist,
every right to her freedom, but within her eth-
nographical boundaries and not at the expense of
the freedom of millions of Ukranians, Germans,
White Russians, Lithuanians, and others.
-B. M. Prockin, '36M.
Musical Evefts
ELSA EPPSTEIN
Elsa Eppstein, pianist, student of Professor Jo-
seph Brinkman, of the School~of Musi% will give
the following graduation recital at 8-,15 p., m,
Tuesday, April 18, in the School of Music Audi-
torium, to which the general ,public with the ex-
ception of small children is invited: r;
Andante Favori ..................... Beethoven
Prelude and Fugue in F minor ....... Saint-Saens
Sonata in G minor (Tragica)........Mac Dowell
Largo Maestoso-Allegro Risoluto
Molto Allegro

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economy would therefore result in a saving of 6,000,000 individuals. Besides the Ukranians there Largo con Maesta
more than one-sixth. This is substantially greater are represented the Germans, White Russians, Allegro Eroica
than the reduction in the income of any other Lithuanians, and others. sIntermezzo-Op. 119, No. 2 ,..... ......Brahms
leading university in the country. Under the Austrian regime the Ukranians had Rhapsodie-Op. 119, No. 4 ............ ..Brahms
The proposal pending in the Legislature, of established thousands of Ukranian schools, both Imprompu in F sharp major . .......Chopin
course, is more than twice even this. primary and secondary, and they were approach- Mazurka in C sharp minor .............Chopin
Income sources of the University are fairly nu- ing the point where a Ukranian university was to Ballade in G minor ....................Chopin
merous, by far the most important being the be established in Lemberg.
State. Of the $1,107,814.59 economy proposed by After the disintegration of the Austrian Em-
the President the State would benefit to the ex- piire, the Ukranians occupied Eastern Galicia A R S
tent of $432,000, since $432,000 less is requested which always was and still is ethnographically
in State taxes than will be received this year. In- Ukranian. The Poles, desirous of annexing this
diana University, by way of comparison, has been wealthy province, appealed to the French for aid
voted a reduction of just $40,000 for next year by to conquer this territory under the false pretense
the Indiana legislature. That is to. say that Pres- of combating communism. The requested support
ident Ruthven sees llis way clear to operation of was received, and the combined French and Polish .-By Kar Se-ffe-
the University in face of a reduction of funds re-,i forces under the leadership of the so-called Haller
ceived from the State ten times as great as the defeated the Ukranians and completed the an- Washington children looked forward for weeks
reduction to be received in thie neighboring school. nexation of Eastern Galicia to the Easter egg-rolling on the White House lawn
dtie gislatre'se p o wouldereduceng tche. In 1923 the Ukranian portion of Galicia was only to have their plans threatened by rain, a
University's income more than seventy-five times given officially to Poland by the Council of Am-. condition which has never interfered with the
Uthersamount ofthe mreuction vtednd-ian ni bassadors under the condition that the Polish more adult sport of log-rolling in the congres-
versity. government was to give them autonomy. Ten sional chambers.
years have since passed, and the Ukranians have =s * *
Now obviously the Legislature cannot vote us never received autonomy, but on the other hand WIFE-BEATER TO USE
money that it doesn't have. President Ruthven all Ukranian schools were wiped away and Uk- SHOVEL FOR 60 DAYS
has frequently voiced his appreciation of this fact, ranian children forced to study Polish-a lang- -Headline
and most faculty members are similarly aware of uage which they do not understand. Ukranian That ought to bring her around.
the realities of the situation. Yet the knowledge chairs at all the universities were abolished, and * * *
that the incomes of other institutions of higher the teachers and professors not permanently ex- Now that the hoarders have all been frightened
learpng are not being cut to the extent even of pelled have been removed to far-off pure Polish into banking their gold the President wants to
the President's proposal, much less to the mate- districts. In addition, Ukranians are prohibited lift the embargo. Like making good beer legal
rially greater amount provided for in the bill from holding any government position and even after everybody's forgotten what "good" means.
pending at Lansing, arouses a natural question the Ukranian judges have been removed from
as to the necessity of the drastic proportions of office
the latter measure. Our student protestants mentioned the sabo- Now they're calling hash "novelty veal loaf."
The inevitable evils that would follow the adop- tage, robberies, and vandalism committed by Uk- After some of the things we've eaten under sim-
tion of the current legislative proposal have been ! ranians. This may be true in some sporadic cases. ilar names the only thing that could really be a
enumerated time without number. Student fees Some Polish stacks of grain were burned, and novelty would be to have something jump out at
would be materially raised, important depart- several young men were hanged or put to prison you from the plate.
ments would be eliminated, outstanding staff for life, but I'll also say that there is a standing *
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