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every citizen at the cost of the interests now most
influential in government.
If the voter has confidence in the ability of the
present system to solve its own problems, he has,
of course, a choice between only two men, of
whose individual capacities he must be the judge.
The discouraged voter, who has confidence in
neither party, makes his mistake in assuming that
there is no further choice. Norman Thomas, the
Socialist candidate, stands for a constructive
change in the system. His proposals-- whether
practicable or not is yet to be seen-have the sup-
port, in part or in full, of many of the best econo-
mists and theorists in the country. William Z.
Foster, the Communist standard bearer, offers a
more extreme change.
We do not advocate the election of either of
these latter men. But we do believe that if re-
publican government is to have a fair trial the
electorate must forget its unreasoned prejudices
and consider each party's proposals on their mer-
its. The voter who can be frightened away from
the parties that have something new to offer
merely by the names, Socialism and Communism,
or by the old contention that a vote for a minor
candidate is "thrown away" has no right to com-
plain when he votes for what he doesn't want and
gets it.
The Daily hopes to be non-partisan. We-do not
support any particular candidate. We are not in
the pay of Moscow or of Wall Street. We simply
advise the elector to make his ballot an honest
and courageous expression of what he wants, as
nearly as that ballot offers what he wants. If you
are convinced that the present policy of "muddling
through" until economic .conditions right them-
selves will no longer work, look into the alterna-
tives offered by other parties. Your vote will not
elect a minor candidate, perhaps, but a growing
expression of public opinion will have an in-
Vote Republican, Democrat, Socialist, Commu-
nist. But vote for what you believe, not what you
think you can get.
Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column should, not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Dalil. Anonymous communications wvil be disregard-
ed. The naes of communicants will, however, be re-
garded as confidential upon i-eqxest. Contributors are
asked to be brief, confining themselves to less than
300 worcjs if possible.
To The Editor:
So the Diagonal is a thing of the past. Well,
well. Now the dear little students can read the
paper with no nasty little column to let them
know what's really going on on the campus. Why
should they? If The Daily is to carry out the
policy maintained by the rest of the University,
we should be shielded from the facts, not exposed
to them.
Nevertheless, it is too bad that the one item that
lifted The Daily from the Prep School Weekly
class has been done away with. Apparently it was
too sophisticated for this most blase of colleges.
Perhaps Toasted Rolls is more our speed.
J. N., '34.
Editorial Comment

volve a majority of Greek letter houses on the
the prospect of immediate savings is attractive,
concerted action should be undertaken at once.
To become successful, the plan would require
either a bus!;Iine.ss managfer or a governing com-
mittee elected ilroi a board of stewards comprised
of one representative from each fraternity.
Plans modeled along similar lines have met with
outstanding uQcess at several other colleges in
this count ry. At the University of Pittsburgh, the
20 fraternities on the campus have formed such a
cooperative association and have effected savings
ranging from 6 to 24 pet, cent in the cost of main-
taining fratcrnity students. Likwise at the Uni-
versities of Ore;on and Minnesota, substantial
.avings have been ithe rule under such plans.
Two methods of fraternity kitchen buying are
in evidence at present on our own campus, and
by neither of the two can any substantial savings
be effected. Under the one, the stewards of the
various houses simply attempt, singly, to buy food-
stuffs at the lowest price they can get through a
limited circle of wholesalers and retailers; under
the other plan, known as the Slater system, the
fraternities purchase a certain amount of food-
stuffs per month, at a stipulated price, from a
private concern run for profit.
Other Campuses
By Wood Conway
}HILE President Ruthven worries about de-
ferred pledging, paternalism, and when the
Student Council will make another midnight call,
the president of Northwestern University is de-
voting his time to the judging of a jig-saw puzzle
contest which is being sponsored by one of Chi-
cago's leading newspapers. Evidently, President
Scott feels that he might a lot better play around
with children's puzzles than try to make his col-
legians toe the mark. Probably there are many
times that Dr. Ruthven feels the same way.
T'S fortunate for some of the fraternities on
the campus that the Inter-Fraternity Council
does not enforce rushing rules like those used at
the University of Virginia. There, any fraternity
th at mentions the name of another house in its
rushing talk is liable to forfeit the privilege of
pledging. Both fraternities and freshmen are ask-
ed to report violations of this rule.
SPEAKING of paternalism, it looks as though
' the University of Illinois in going in for it in a
big way. It seems that landladies in Champagne
and Urbana have been calling up the office of the
dean of students and asking if he won't please do
something to enforce study hours in their rooming
houses. In the past years landladies would have
summarily ousted the offender, but competition
for roomers this year makes them think twice be-
fore they resort to such a method. However,
something had to be done, or else they would lose
their orderly roomers who wish to keep study
hours, so the distracted women turned to the dean
of students.
According to The Daily Illini, the dean is in a
fog as to just what policy' to pursue. Although
there is no university regulation in regard to study
hours, he feels that there should be some way to
make students study. Undoubtedly Dean Burs-
ley feels the same way; but we can be thankful
that he does no more than think about it. Other-
wise, he might put a curfew up on top of Angell

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Make Your Vote

An Honest Opinion.


ASK a man why he doesn't vote. He
is likely to counter with a question
something like this: "What's the use? What dif-
ference does it make whether Hoover or Roosevelt
is President?"
While we are inclined to berate him for his in-
difference to a matter as vital as the government
of the nation, we cannot deny that the disillu-
sioned voter's question is a difficult one to answer
satisfactorily. Plainly, there is no such difference
between the two major political parties as their
leaders would have us believe.
Party chiefs on both sides have tried to make
it appear that there are two important issues in
the election: Prohibition and the Depression.
They have sought to convince the voters that the
Grand Old Party and the Democracy are really at
variance on these issues, each arguing that his
party offers the only effective solution.
There is, of course, an element of difference in
the stands taken by the Republicans and Demo-
crats on the Prohibition issue. But it lies in the
matter of control, not in the fundamental ques-
tion of whether or not drinking shall be legal.
Furthermore, Mr. Hoover, if he is elected, will
have no easy time upholding his party's platform
in the face of a hostile Congress.
And we are not easily to be convinced that Pro-
hibition is worth the attention it has received in
the campaign. Aside from the rather pertinent
fact that it is doubtful if any final steps toward
repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment can or will
be taken before 1935, we find it difficult to con-
sider any action on the question in the same class
with the real issues in government,

Several students have spoken to me of the ex-
>rbitant prices paid for text books on this campus.
In these times when the student enrollment has
dropped due undoubtedly to economic stress, when
hundreds of capable students have been kept from
our institutions of higher learning for similar
reasons, it seems only just that the student body
take some steps toward their own economy. I pro-
pose that the student body demand from the Uni-
versity authorities a book store run upon a non-
profit basis. This is no new idea. Many Universi-
ties already have made such enterprises a suc-
cess. It is about time that Michigan Students take
some active part in affairs strictly in their own in-
terest. I call upon all students to gather in de-
manding the establishment of such an enterprise.
Let such students use this column for expressing
their sentiments!
Granting that good work is being done by the
Cooperative Book Store we must recognize its
shortcomings since it cannot supply all the de-
mands of students. It takes a certain capital in-
vestment in order to have a complete staclk of,
books. Therefore students must come forth in
asking this University to follow the many other
institutions in establishing a fully equipped, stu-
dent operated, University controlled book store.
Robert Scroll
In this day of depression depths, it is with ex-
treme satisfaction that landlords and fraternity
stewards greet the new University ruling, requir-
ing all legitimate debts contracted for board or
lodging to be paid by the student before he can
We have no hesitation in saying that the num-
ber of students who would willingly dodge such
payment, were there no penalty, is many. That
has been demonstrated in past years. The new
ruling comes not too soon. It is regrettable that
it has not appeared sooner.
But the student has his side, and a very large
one. The depression is a reality. Discounting the
reams of material already foisted upon a protest-
ing public, we nevertheless must admit that there
are hundreds, probably thousands, of students in
school on the narrowest of margins. Jobs were
practically unheard of this past summer, and cuts
in the family pay roll were more than numerous.
Consequently, many are faced with the neces-
sity of finding a job, or scraping along on a slim
budget, or else leaving school. Probably the first
two possibilities go hand in hand. The student
must find lodging for a low rent, and board with
attractive prices.
Now that the debt situation has been clarified,
it would not be amiss for the landlords, stewards,
and restaurant owners to cut a few corners in re-

~ OME of the Michigan Freshmen have a count-
'erpart on the campus of the University of
North Carolina. According to The Daily Tar Heel,
a Carolina Freshman upon arriving at the Uni-
versity, selected the house of President Graham as
the most likely-looking rooming house. It hap-
pened that the President was not at home and so
the colored maid, apparently accustomed to wel-
coming visitors who arrive bag in hand, showed
him to one of the guest rooms. The Freshman
unpacked his clothes and made himself at home,
calling upon the maid to do several errands for
him. It was not until the next morning when he
was taking a shower in the same bathroom as
that used by the President that he realized his
mistake. As it was, the head of the University
invited him to breakfast.

A Washington
By Kirke Simpson



Economic conditions offer a somewhat betterT
field for 'political effusions. Mr. Roosevelt can
point to Mr. Hoover's failure t0 maintain "Repub-t
lican prosperity." He can condemn the Republi-k
can candidate with some justice for encouraging
the wild speculation that preceded the debacle,
and for retarding action by his constant predic-
tions that prosperity was "just around the cor-I
ner." Mr. Hoover, on the other hand, can pleadI
for a chance to test his confused- but hopeful reliefI
measures; he can orally foresee ruin in the meas-
ures proposed by the Democrats.
Both parties seem inclined to lump our eco-
nomic evils and their causes under one head, De-
pression, and each offers a few cure-alls, guaran-
teed to put the nation on its feet if the right man
is elected. Obviously, there is no universal pana-
cea. But there is one point at which the parties
might differ in an analysis of the problems. Mr.
Hoover is the high priest of protective tariff:
Democrats traditionally favor a low tariff. Yet,
despite the Democratic platform and the asser-
tions of some members of the party, we find no
assurance in Mr. Roosevelt's often confusing cam-
paign talks that he purposes to take down the

WASHINGTON - If rival national committee
chairmen ever were found in agreement about
what was going to happen in an impending presi-
dential election, clearly a prompt change in one
chairmanship or the other might be expected.
Campaign managers must keep their flags fly-
ing. They must exude confidence publicly, how-
ever they may privately spur their working staffs
to greater efforts with warnings of threatening
defeat at the polls.
Which is by way of comment on the remarks of
Chairman Everett Sanders, republican, and Chair-
man "Big Jim" Farley, democrat, which flanked
each other recently in parallel columns of the New
York city papers.
* * *
Farley had returned from his post-convention
tour of the interior and west coast in company
with Governor Roosevelt. Exigencies of the New
York state democratic convention - for he is state
as well as national chairman -had called this
200-up pound new figure in national politics back
ahead of the ~presidential nominee.
Sanders was back in New York again after an-
other of those swings around the Chicago-Wash-
ington-New York triangle over which he began to
wear a path as soon as he took over his national
chairmanship. The state republican convention
also had something to do with his appearance, no
doubt, although not to the extent that the demo-
cratic show involved Farley.
For both men what was to happen in an,
around those state conventions might be of vital
importance in the national campaign.



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