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THIE MICHIGAN DAILY

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eth Aigler, Jane Bassett, Beulah Chapman, Dolris
Ly, Billy Griffiths, Virginia Hartz Catherine Mc-
, Helen Olson, Helen Schmude, May Seefried,
yn Stork.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1933,

less costly government-the proposed amendment
would authorize the electors of any county to
frame, adopt, or amend charters that could sub-
stantially reorganize and reallocate the forces of
local government.
It is a bit unfortunate that the measure was
incorrectly reported as having been prepared by
the Michigan Municipal League. The farmers'
lobby at Lansing is inclined to attack League pro-
posals, and might conceivably line up their forces
against the amendment without studying it
enough to see the very real benefits the farmers'
would derive from it. But it should not be unduly
optimistic to expect that the farmers' lobby will
learn, if they have not already learned, who the
real authors of the measure are, and what desir-
able changes it proposes.
In the interests of better and more economical
government we hope that the amendment will
succeed.
Cheek And
Double Check.. .
NE GOOD TERM deserves another.
Shortly after the holiday began,
State Street merchants proceeded to show that
they were willing to co-operate with temporarily
embarrassed students. Credit was extended to al-
most everyone, and was applied to articles of mer-
chandise which generally are bought for cash as
a matter of course. Checks were accepted almost
without question, everywhere. Without this co-
operation, it would have been extremely difficult
for a majority of students to live comfortably, or
even, in some cases, to live adequately.
, As a result of this wholesale extension of check
acceptance, thousands of the vouchers are now on
the hands of various merchants, who find them-
selves unable to cash them because of new holiday
developments. For these dealers to notify their
debtors that the checks must be made good would
entail great eXxpense.
entail great expense. It is highly disadvantageous,
both to the dealer's business and to the students'
credit, if the checks are left unredeemed in the
hands of the payees.
It is advised that each student call immediately
on those dealers to whom he has issued checks.
If payment is impossible, notice to that effect
will be greatly appreciated by every merchant.
CampusOpinion
Letters published i 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 than
300 words if possible.
LIFE MEMBER TELLS
WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE UNION
To The Editor:
With reference to your editorial "Non Profit-
Yet Highest Price" you state "Something is rad-
ically wrong. What is it?"
Here is my opinion as a business man with my
own business. I have thought of this long before
your article-it has popped up before. As I see it,
basically the trouble is as follows:
The Union has a coupon book. Five dollars and
fifty cents supposed to sell for $5. Sometime ago
instead of lowering prices they (the Union) made
a sweeping reduction of the book to $4.50. This
has precipitated a lot of trouble. What should be
done is to revise specific prices, i. e., the 45c lunch
say to 40c and raise the coupon book back to $5.
Then, these glaring anomalies of price will dis-
appear-the Union went off the gold standard so
to speak.
Herein is the- basic trouble with prices at the
Union-it is obvious to me-can't you see it also?
--A Life Member of the Union and
Business Man.
DENTON RAISES HIS VOICE

ment we have in mind, a practical industrial en-
gineer . . . estimated that a saving in. clerical
labor representing between $5,000 and $10,000 per
annum would be secured by recording all weights
and measures in the metric system, eliminating
the inconvenient avoirdupois and troy systems,
both of which were used in thi special plant.
Editor Wade states that wherever the metric units
have been introduced in mechanial and electrical
industries in the United States no embarrass-
ment or difficulty in production has been experi-
enced.."Indeed to many engineers who have given
thought to the matter the practical efficiency of
the use of international metric weights and meas-
ures is a single argument sufficient to warrant
its adoption."
Hydra Metrica, Head No. 5.
'V. W. Denton.
MR. WELLS, THE UNINTELLIGENT
To The Editor:!
The students and townspeople who have at-
tended the last two lectures given by the Ora-
torical Association should certainly be glad for
the enlightening and educating lectures which
have been given.
Mr. Will Durant spoke quite sincerely about a
war between the United States and Japan, which
in truth is a bit far fetched. He then spoke of an
impending war between the United States and
Great Britain. These remarks can only mean in-
creased international ill-feeling at a time when
above everything else international co-operation
an dgood will is necessary to bring peace to a
sick world. In addition he made a good many other
remarks which can be summed up as meaning
"nothing." Enough of Mr. Durant.
Tuesday evening Carveth Wells, introduced as
Ann Arbor's favorite entertainer, entertained with
as unbiased and open minded a lecture as has
been heard here for a long time. Mr. Wells re-
marked at the outset that he spent the astound-
ingly long period of one month in Russia and
from this stay he drew his conclusions which
were: (1) There is no five year plan, (2) Lenn
was a brainless individual, (3) Stalin has caused
more human misery than any other man in the
world's history, (4) that everything in Russia was
"kaput" (busted) or in short that everything Rus-
sian was just no account.
Mr. Wells would ask me if I were ever in Rus-
sia, and upon answering in the negative he would
say, "Well then you don't know." It is true; I do
not know from actual experience, but I think that
one can surely believe something that has been
written by such men as George Soule, Maurice
Hindus, Sherwood Eddy, Michael Farbman,
Knickerbocker and last and most important of all
Chamberlain who spent seven years in Russia in
the preparation of his book. These are all men
who command respect in America as intelligent
men, Mr. Wells notwithstanding.
Lastly Mr. Wells could not confine himself to
the economic element but he had to attack the in-
telligence of the Russian people. Surely no one
can call a people which has produced the music
and literature that Russia has, a "dumb people."
In attacking the intelligence of the Russian people
I think Mr. Wells showed one thing very clearly,
an absence of intelligence in himself.
-MartinWagner, '3.
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pion is still charging' 45 cents for hair-
'ry other shop in town is charging 35
he Union, a student club, is a non-
ganization and exists solely for the
Yet the Union will not meet the town

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W E CONGRATULATE the Board of
Regents.
lay, that body met to decide on the fate
:udents who had not paid the money.
ie "sixty-forty" tuition notes. The ques-
without precedent and was not an easy

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The situation was this: Nearly 300 students
were unable to pay the University 40 per cent of
their tuition which they had borrowed from trust
funds in September.
The University, as required by law, had turned
over a full tuition, for each student enrolled, to
the state. Under the deferred notes, this tuition
was partly paid by the student and partly paid
from the trust funds.
The Regents decided that they would declare
a moratorium on the tuition notes after personal
attention had been given to individual cases. The
purpose of the personal attention provision was
to protect needy students from students who are
not needy and yet are not willing to pay.
Eventually, the trust funds will be repaid for
credits will be held until the notes are met. And
in the meantime, 300 students will be getting an
education instead of recruiting in the army of the
unemployed.

The Reed-Bromage
Amendment...

A CCORDING to a recent bulletin of
A , the Michigan Municipal League,
Michigan cities are faced with the need for dras-
tic curtailment of their budgets. The statement
is based on the rock-solid fact that only one out
of seventy typical cities surveyed by the League
is operating within the limits imposed by the
fifteen-mill tax-limitation amendment which was
ratified last November.
Many persons believe that the amendment is
too severe, but no one will disagree that large-
scale economy measures are imperative. .
We are proud that one of the best economy
proposals to date was drafted by members of the
University faculty-Professors Thomas H. Reed
and Arthur W. Bromage. Their suggestion is. in
the form of a constitutional" amendment that
would permit county home rule and set up alter-
native forms of county government. It was intro-
duced in the Senate at Lansing Wednesday by
Senator Van Eenenaam.
Professors Reed and Bromage offered their
amendment as part of a report which they pre-
pared at the request of ex-Governor Brucker's
commission of inquiry into county, township,.and

To" The Editor:I
If I raise my voice in favor of the metric system,
it is because the issue at stake is much greater,
than a mere question of yards or meters: the
burning question of our age is whether the unifi-
cation of mankind shall be accelerated or retard-
ed. Russia has set a good example by abolishing
the old-style calendar, while Turkey is introducing
Western usages in numerous fields. America and
England are part of an international society of
nations, nearly all of which have accepted the
metric system. It is regrettable that a member
of the University speaks disparagingly of South
American nations as "banana republics," espe-
cially since our Campus welcomes students from
these countries and they can teach us many a
lesson in progressive legislation; also, that he fails
to mention Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Swe-
den and other leading nations which constitute
fifty-five that have adopted the metric system.
One may make light of the fact that the teach-
ing of the old illogical weights and measures con-
stitutes mental cruelty. The fact is, however, that
virtually every educational organization in Amer-
ica has urged this metric progress, including the
national Parent-Teacher organization. The Gen-
eral Conference- of Women's Clubs has also
strongly urged general adoption of metric stand-
ards.
Do we have a community of interest in weights
and measures with Great Britain? The fact is that
our weights and measures are vastly different
from those of the British. Trade with British
countries is hampered-not aided-by our having3
units with names similar to theirs but with un-
like capacities. Our vast petroleum trade with
Britain is in gallons that are not British gallons;
our trade in grain is in bushels that are not Brit-
ish bushels. We are handicapped in these, as in
nearly all other markets, by using old local
weights and measures, rather than modern inter-
national standards.
Doubtless, a change to the metric system would
involve some expense. If the National Wholesale
Grocers Association, the National Druggists As-
sociation, and fifty thousand drug clerks urge
the adoption of the metric standards bill they are
surely willing to bear the cost of new measuring
equipment. At least, the demand for measuring

y Karl Sei fert
According to a psychologist, "fraternal" twins
are those born from two separate germ cells. But
wearing the same tuxedo, no doubt.
Invitations to a party at the University of
Pennsylvania hint at the real reason for the pop-'
ularity of the function. They read: "The -party
will gin at 10 o'clock."
When you came into the room,
All manner, grace, and poise,
I held my breath-it would be crude
To dare to make a noise.
We put our cocktail glasses down,
"Who's that gorgeous creature?"
I looked deep into your soul;
You said. "I'm pleased to meetcher."
-G. B. S.
A Grand Rapids sports item points out that St.
Joseph will play SS. Peter and Paul, which hardly
seems like good sportsmanship.
CLASSIFIED AD: Have small business which
can be built up, will swap for small cement mixer
with motor, lot on improved street or what have
you?
Or anything, in fact, that doesn't need build-
ing up.
DRIVER SUES HIMSELF
TO COLLECT FOR ESTATE
-Headline
Following, it seems, a precedent set by
Huey Long, inventor of one-man debates.
The mayor's committee in Detroit admits
now that some of the 10,000 or so automobile
strikers were definitely not Communists. It{
seems they found less than 7,500 copies of
"The New Masses" in the crowd.
It seems one of the strikers' chief com-
plaints is against "dead time." As far as we
can find out, that's when you go and hang
around the factory wasting your time and not

Jxe r IO s r-lActivites
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F IRST MET HOD IST
EPISCOPAL WESLEY HALL H ILLEL
CHURCH E. W. Blakeman, Director FOUNDATION
State and Washington Streets -CorE. Univ. Ave.andioaikiaod
17r, Binard TI1hilr rDirector
Minis ters 3:3t 1.M.---COientai-American Group..
Frederick B.1Fisher Subject: "Social u istoms n , , n
Peter F. Stair 1)zrz."
6:00 P .M.---Studen Guild. Debate on 11:15 A.M. egular Sunday services
10 45--Morning Worsh'p the subject, "Rlesolved: that the at the Women's League Chapel.
"'EST'RANT OR REEASE" Chritianfl Church has been a Lag Rabbi Heller will speak. Subject
Dr.stir C ulture." "JUD.AISM iAND 1T1P YMWN OF
r. StairE MODERN ERA.
7:30-Evening Worship 0:00 P.-.--Graduate Forum. Gordan
Halstead will speak on a "Moral 8:15 P.M. - Student discussion on
"HE CAME SEEING" Equivalent for War." Technocracy at the Foundation.
A Religious Drama by Mary P
Hamlin
THE FIRST FIRST BAPTIST
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
CHURCHEast HuronVwest of State
Huronand Division Streets R. Edward Sayles, Minister
rnDO NOT Howard R. Chapman, Unlversley
Merle H. Anderson. Minister Pastor
Alfred Lee Klaer, Associate Minister
NEGLECT 9:30 A.M.-The Church School. Dr.
30A.M.--StudentClassatteLogan, Superintendent.
Church House, 1432 Washztenaw UR.
Avenue. Y10:45 A.M.-Morning Worship. Mr.
10:45 A.M. - Morning Worship. __ "Sayles will preach on
REtLI GIO US "THE FRUITS OF 'A CHISTIAN
Dr. Anderson will preach on "The EIFE U
Economics of Christ," the final ser-
Mon in the series on "Christ andCTIV TI
the Mocern Crisis." ACT I ITIES 12:00 M.-The student group meets
for forty minutes at. Guild House.
j 5:30 P.M. -Social Hour for Young
People. 6:00 P.M.-Students at Guild House.
6:30 P.M. -Young People's Meeting. Mr. Chapman will speak on, "The
Speaker, Byron Heis on "My Phi Church and Religion."
losophy of Life."
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ST. PAUL'S
LUTHERAN
(Missouri Synod)
Third and West Lilierty
C. A. Brauer. Pastor
Sunday, Fc b'ruary 26
9:30 A.M.-Bible School.
9:30 A.M.--Service in German.
10:45 A.M.-service in rnli h. Ser-
mon' Topic: "THE G~REATEST IS

ZION LUTHERAN
CHURCH
Washington St. at 5th Ave.
E. C. stelborn, pastor
9 A.M.-B.ile School. Lesson Topic:
-JESUS' POWER TO HELP"
10:30 A.M-Service with sermon oi:
"UNDERSTANDING THE PASSION

BETHLEHEM
EVANGELICAL
CHURCH
(Evangelical Synod)
South Fourth Avenue
Theodore Schmale, Pastor
9:00 AM.--Bible School

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