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plan, in possession of the monthly reports that are
to be submitted, its efficiency would clearly be in-
creased, to the obvious advantage of the frater-
To summarize-establishment of the central
agency in the dean's office would mean economy
for fraternities, increased efficiency for the dean's
office, and no change as far as power is concerned
in the relations of the two.
We submit this view of the matter to the Inter-
fraternity Council in the hope that it may be of
use to them.
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
asked to be brief, confining themselves to less titan
300 words if possible.




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CITY EDITOR....................BRACKLEY SHAW
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Arthur W. Carstens, Sidney Frankel, Marjorie Western.
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ASSISTANTS: John Bellamy, Gordon Boylan, AllenCleve-
land, Jack Efroymson, Fred Hertrick, Joseph Hume,
Allen Knuusi, Russell Read, Lester Skinner, Robert
Ward, Meigs W. Bartmess, William B. Caplan, Willard
Cohodas, R. C. Devereaux, Carl J. Fibiger, Albert
Gregory, Milton Kramer, John Marks, John I. Mason,
John P. Ogden, Robert Trimby, Bernard Rosenthal,
Joseph Rothbard, Richard Schiff, George R. Williams.
Elizabeth Aigler, Jane Bassett, Beulah Chapman, Doris
Ginimy, Billie Grifliths, Catherine McHenry, May See-
fried, Virginia McComb,eMeria Abbot, Betty Chapman,
Lillain Fine, Minna Giffen, Cecile Poor, Carolyn Wose.
Central Agency For
Interfraternity Plan . .
HAVING ratified the national sec-
retaries' four-point plan for the
economic conduct of fraternities, the Interfra-
ternity Council is now considering machinery
whereby the plan may be put into operation.
The four points call for appointment of a finan-
cial adviser for each house, for semester budgets
and audits, and for monthly reports indicating
whether or not the budget is being adhered to.
With regard to enforcement it has already been
decided that the monthly reports will be checked
by a central agency. If they are not satisfactory
the delinquent houses will be reported by this
agency to their advisors. Those fraternities in
which the undesirable conditions continue un-
changed for a period of two months will be re-
ported to the Judiciary Committee of the Inter-
fraternity Council. This committee, if it finds the
financial state of the houses to be as reported by
the central agency, will recommend to the Senate
Committee on Student Affairs that they be closed.
Since there is reason to believe the senate com-
mittee would take action on such recommenda-
tions, it appears that the plan, although slightly
involved, is quite practicable.
All of this, as we said, has been agreed to, with
the result that only the nature of the central
agency is still to be determined. It was hoped that
the committee which is investigating this, phase
of the subject would have its report ready for the
meeting Tuesday. Proceeding with commendable
caution, however, it refused to make any recom-
mendation then, reserving what it may have to
say for a later date.

To The Editor:
It grieves me deeply to discover that a man of
your position and with your ability could repre-
sent such important matters (of tuition distribu-
tion) to the extentthat you have taken great
pains to do.
In the first place, let us take up the question of
the Health Service maintenance. You make the
statement that this fee may be regarded as in-
surance. Now I have always been of the opinion
that the individual should decide for himself as to
whether or not he should take out insurance. Of
course I realize that many companies insure their
workers as a protection both for themselves and
for the workers in case of accident. However I can
hardly stretch my imagination to the point where
I can picture a student at the University of Mich-
igan ruining his health from study alone. In fact,
Dr. Sinai in hygiene lecture states that is isn't
being done.
As for the $25,000 that the Union receives each .
year from the students: Where does the rest of itj
go? There are approximately 7,000 male students
on the campus and if I haven't made a mistake
in my mathematics, that should net the Union
$70,000. Where does the other $45,000 go? Even if
only $5 of the Union fee is used for maintenance,
the Union should still receive $35,000, instead of
If the Union is trying so hard to help the stu-
dents as it claims to be, why is the cost of meals
so high there that it is necessary to have the
Co-op? Why does the Union charge 30c an hour
to play ping-pong, when there is no charge at the
Women's League. Why does the Union charge
more for a hair-cut than any other place in,
I have been trying to answer such questions for
the past four years. Perhaps you can enlighten me
on the above points.
As to whether or not the Health Service, Union,
and so-called athletic fees are optional, let me
state right here, that they are not optional, but
are absolutely compulsory, except for part time
and special students. There is no refund from the'
athletic fee, and there is but a $10 refund from'
the Union after the end of the fifth year, i.e.,
the student receives back the Union fee that he
paid in at the beginning of the fifth year. The
above information was obtained from Vice-Presi-
dent ShirleySmith, and so is authentic.
In closing, may I point out that Mr. Brown's
letter did not advocate the abolishment from the
University of the Union, etc., but that it be op-
tinal wih the student, whether or not he is to
help pay for their maintenance.
-Leo M. Johns n, '3SPh.
*Approximately 5,000 studenta paid the $10 Union fee
this year.
The letter in The Daily of May 21 concerning
Hitler is quite interesting on account of its mis-
conceptions and misunderstandings due to faulty
information, and for that reason deserves an an-
swer. When the writer calls Hitler the most
hated of all living men in a position of power, he
is bestowing an honor upon him that relatively
few men in each generation receive. Napoleon,
Bismarck, Lenin, Stalin, and Mussolini have all
occupied that position and all have been or are
some of the greatest leaders of modern tines; it
certainly is no small honor to be ranked with
them. As far as the reports of Hitler and his
"rowdy" followers, "beating, torturing, maiming,
killing, and imprisoning thousands and thousands
of the fellow-Aryans" is concerned, no intelligent
man would believe them in their entirety even if
he had no better information than the news-
papers. In the first place, there are less than a
million Jews in Germany and it is hardly possible
that they have so soon been decimated. There
have undoubtedly been some isolated physical in-
cidents of the physical maltreatment of Jews by
over-zealous so-called patriots and they are in-
deed unfortunate. It is also unfortunate that
newspapermen are so constructed that they are
able to ferret out these exceptional incidents with
admirable perspicacity and are unable to see and
appreciate the whole movement. I have known one
person who lived in a section of Berlin at the
same time that American newspapers were report-
ing enormous street fights in that section with
barricades, machine guns, and many deaths, and
yet he said nothing of it. It is true many Jews
have been annoyed and discharged from their

positions even if they were more competent than
their German successors, but this is understand-
able, although it is regrettable, too. The same
reason is behind it as is behind the fact that
American employers discharge colored employees
before white one's, namely, race prejudice and, in
the case of Germans, a certain uncomfortable
feeling that the Jews are superior mentally. In
fact, the whole position of the Negro in the United
States is worse than that of the Jew in Ger-
many. He is discriminated against in employment,
in wages, in court, socially, and if the reports of
miscarriages of justice in the South in regard to
lynching and punishment for minor offenses can

if Liberia would ask that we prevent the southern
states from lynching Negroes without trial. We
consider our government our own business.
The burning of books by the Nazis is, of course,
rather childish but harmless. It gives the more
exuberant ones something to do. It is interesting
to note that there is a library committee which
looks through every pile to see that no valuable
books are destroyed. In the picture section of
the New York Times of May 21 is shown a pile of
books being examined by two students, and which
is quite amusing, the pile seems to consist prin-
cipalyl of a magazine or pamphlet called "die
Ehe" (Marriage) with very striking pictures on the
cover. Very interesting, of course, but hardly any
great loss if burned; better books than it have
been prohibited in Boston.
As far as the three million able-bodied men in
Germany who are capable of carrying arms are
concerned, there is no great reason to get excited.
France and other countries have enormous armies
who are already carrying arms. In fact, France
has built a whole ring of well-armed nations
around Germany. Can Hitler and his "henchmen"
be blamed if they, at least, have the German men
go through a somewhat useless system of calis-
thenics and marching?
It seems one really ought to be much more
worried right now about the security of the Ger-
main civilization than about the French which, I
dare say, is quite able to defend itself. The Ger-
man figures in literature, art, and science are also
some of the most prominent in the world. France
probably does have at present more freedom than
Italy, Germany, or Russia, for instance, but have
Louis XIV's persecution of the Huguenots, 'Na-
poleon III's coup d'etat, or the Dreyfus case been
Germany has just gone through a crisis in
which it had to choose between the Nazis and the
Communists. The Communist government in Rus-
sia, as is known, was established (incidentally
principally by Jews) with a great deal of blood-
shed and accompanied by the exodus of a large
part of their intellectual class. There is no rea-
son to believe that this would not also have been
the case in Germany, and, although the final re-
sult might well have justified the bloodshed, Ger-
many would certainly have been placed in a state
of havoc even as great as that portrayed now by
the newspapers. The conservatives who shudder at
the thought of Communism are really the ones
who should support Hitler since he embodies the
ideals they believe in. The movement which Hitler
represents is a direct result of the Treaty of Ver-
sailles and for that reason does Hitler have a right
to complain. If there had been no such treaty,
Germany would not have been in a situation re-
quiring a Hitler.
--J. V. Wehausen, '35.


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"Another Language" may be the long expected
Great American Play or it may not-we are in no
critical mood so soon after experiencing the emo-
tions of its driving third act climax, and cannot
say-but there is no doubt in our mind that the
Henderson season is the Great American Festival.
The critical brotherhood will no doubt spend its
time and space this spring allotting to it the usual
modest adjectives denoting approbation. Right
now, fresh from the thrill of a fine play beauti-
fully performed, we want to go on record with the
fact that we know of no American dramatic fes-
tival which in any way approaches Ann Arbor's.
Perhaps when we shall have separated the play
from the acting in respect to the total effect on
the auditor we shall find that the play was
slighter than we found it at first and the acting
greater; but the original relationship will remain
-a good play with even better production. The
Henderson cast is, throughout, on a higher level
than the great majority of Broadway productions,
and consequently illuminates the complex drama
brilliantly. The fact is that Robert Henderson has
secured in Edith Barrett, Tom Powers, and the
other notables who are to come, actors who are
thoroughly incapable of giving their audiences
anything but the best. Mr. Henderson is fortunate
enough to have under his direction for this sea-
son more fine players than any Broadway man-
ager could have in a year.
In considering "Another Language" as a candi-
date for the Great American Play title, it should
be remembered that the phrase, when it was first
applied by a New York critic, probably had a spe-
cialized connotation, or should have. Great, not
in the sense of future dramatic importance, but as
the play which sums up a period of intense real-
istic study of the American home. The accent,
then, is not on "great" but on "American." "An-
other Language" is not a drama of ideas; its moral
situation might be traced to "Candida" and its
revolt-of-the-sensitive-soul to any number of
other things. Its strength lies in its acute observa-
tion and its superb theatricality.
Tom Powers' performance as Victor Hallan
was one that could not conceivably have been im-
proved upon for sheer emotional effect. For
two acts he lurked in corners, hugged the scenery,
played down; content to establish his character.
He refused all the privileges of the star-fitting
into the background with all the congruity of
a glove on a hand or a Negro in a crap game.
When his time came he seized it-this clumsy,
unthinking Victor Hallan began to think and
feel, and suddenly became the only important
thing in the play.
Miss Barret's approach to her part was very
different, but none the less effective. Her prob-
lem was to carry the heavy burden of the show-
she must retnain sweet without cloying, temper-
amental without being annoying, intellectual with-
out losing the emotional side. In short, she had
to be just about perfect. She was.
The remainder of the cast are deserving of all
the fine words an exhausted vocabulary cannot
supply: We were particularly annoyed to find
that The Daily's Mr. Spelvin forgot Katherine
Wick Kelley (she of the wickad eyebrows) in hand-


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In the last issue of the year the
retiring staff takes a parting shot
at the camrpus and its evils. The
tyrants McKay and Rush present
their swan: song. If you like the
abandon of the last performance
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The choice of the Interfraternity Council lies
between an adult or group of adults connected
with the University, presumably the dean's office;
an adult or group of adults not connected with the
University; and a student organization. The last
of these may be quickly disposed of: the work the
central agency will have to perform will be highly
technical and necessitate more time and special-
ized ability than students are prepared to give.
This leaves the choice between a University and a
non-University office.
There is no reason to believe the quality of the
work performed by one would be different from
that of the other, so no decision can be reached
from this basis.
If the work were done outside the University, it
would entail considerable expense; if the Univer-
sity could be prevailed upon to accept the respon-
sibility a substantial saving would hence be made
by the Interfraternity Council. Thus on one ac-
count at least the University would be the wiser
Some fear is expressed that, if the central
agency were administered by the University, a
dread increase in what is called paternalism must'

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