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SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 1932

Established 1890 Editoral Comment

Other Campuses
By Wood Conway

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Good Teachers, Famous
Men, Or Both?..
CONTINUOUSLY on campus there
arises the question, "Should our
faculty be composed of famous men and women,
or of efficient teachers?" Experience with poor in-
structors has made a number of students scepti-
cal as to whether the primary aim of the Uni-
versity is education or institutional glory.
Careful thought? however, will disclose the fact
that, almost invariably, lack of teaching ability is
found, not in the more glittering luminaries of the
faculty, but in inexperienced instructors. There
are, of course, exceptions to this rule; but as a
rule, it holds.
Investigation discloses the fact that approxi-
mately 150 of the University faculty members are
listed in the current Who's Who in America. A
study of this list, and a careful comparison with
classroom experience, will show that, in most
cases, those who figure in Who's Who are the pro-
fessors particularly liled and respected for their
teaching ability and for their success in making a
classroom or a lecture session interesting.
All of these men, as is attested by their appear-
ance in the yearbook, have achieved a great deal
of note in their own fields; and all of them are
*Well known as men of high teaching ability. It
would seem, then, that national recognition for
talent in research does not necessarily preclude
satisfactory pedagogy.
Political Prophets Interpret
The Digest Poll

Only one per cent (1%) of those unemployed in
November 1930 were college graduates, we learn
from the statistics of the Employment Stabiliza-
tion Research Institute. From this s t u d e n t s
might conclude that a sheepskin immunizes 99%
against unemployment.
We might say at the same time, that less than
(.01%) of the unemployed were one-eyed cobblers.
one one-hundredth of one per cent (.01%) of the
unemployed were one-eyed cobblers. Alas, in
neither case do we have an index of our ability to
avoid unemployment by belonging to a special
We could make more intelligent use of these
statistics if they showed what percentage of all
college graduates are now unemployed. They may
be suffering, in proportion to their number, equal-
ly with the skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled wage
Incomplete statistics, or unjustified conclusions
from them lead to other fallacies regarding the
material worth of a college degree. High school
students often hear that each day they spend in
school is as good as $5 in future earnings deposit-
ed in the bank.
A college degree is worth $100,000 if we believe
an insurance company which sells policies to par-
ents ambitious to save for their children's educa-
We assume that these statistics are accurate
and take from the actual earnings of all graduates
and non-graduates. But the inferences drawn are
confusions of cause and effect. We might say that
all wealthy men have their shoes shined every
morning, and that, therefore, the men who have
their shoes shined every morning will be wealthy.
Statistics which lend themselves to misinterpre-
tation are especially pernicious in a day and age
when justly materialistic students are expending
their time and money in college solely to increase
earning power and economic security.
There is no doubt that increased training in-
creases a man's worth to his community and to
himself, and that in certain professions college
training is essential. But education is only a tool,
and like a pipe wrench or a piano, its results de-
pend on the quality of its user as well as on the
quality of the instrument.
The importance of fuller and more widespread
education should not overshadow the need of
adapting training to the personal qualifications
and needs of individuals.
-Minnesota Dily
These books inquiring "Are you a genius?" are
becoming more and more popular. Back in 1928,
nobody needed any such reassurance.

DEAN Alice Lloyd's "dating bureau" of last year
was a mere nothing compared to what goes on
at Arkansas Polytechnic College. A similar es-
tablishment there has a scale of prices, and fees
are in accordance with the desirability of the date
secured for the subscriber. According to the Okla-
homa Daily, men or women at Polytech must sub-
mit four names in the order of their choice. If the
dater gets his first choice, it costs him 25 cents.
Second choice costs 20 cents, third choice 15 cents,
and fourth choice sells at 10 cents.
* *- *
NO women at the University of Missouri may
speak to any male student while on the streets
for a period longer than three minutes, according
to a recent order of the dean of. women there.
* * *
TOPCOATS sold for $2, trousers at 25 cents, and
neckties for 10 cents at the first monthly sale
of lost and found articles at the University of
Wisconsin. Lost and found sales are held at the
first of each month, and all goods found during
the previous month may be purchased. The pro-
ceeds of the sale go back to maintain the service.
* * *
'RATERNITY men here should be on the look-
out for a "brother from Cheyenne," who claims
to be a member of the University of Wyoming
football team. According to the Columbia Specta-
tor, an imposter has been traveling from one
chapter of a certain fraternity to another for
several weeks, borrowing as much as he can at
each place. In one town, he proposed marriage,
and left the girl waiting at the church.
CHALK up one more university that throws its
support to Norman Thomas! The Daily Neb-
raskan, in coming out for the Socialist candidate,
writes as follows: "No movement in modern times
has been more misunderstanding and prejudice-
ridden, yet surer of its inevitableness as the only
alternative to follow greed-ruled order than
* * *
SUBJECT for a recent debate at McGill Uni-
versity: "Resolved, that it is better to be drunk
than to be in love."
* **
GARDA Oleson, famous model for the recent
series of "Do You Inhale" pictures, advertiz-
ing Lucky Strike cigarettes, is the subject of a
feature article in The Daily Princetonian. The
Princeton paper quotes her saying: "I like the
campus at Princeon, the bowl at Yale, and the
hats and afternoon tea at Harvard." The article
says that, after studying dramatic art for a short
period, Miss Oleson is now playing in the cast of
"Mademoiselle," soon to open in New York. She
plans to enter the movies as soon as her present
contract runs out. She's one person who really
may attribute her success to cigarettes.
* * '
JUST the other day we carried an item about
a North Carolina bonehead Frosh. Here's one
from the same school that goes it one better. One
of the new men at Carolina, under a queer impres-
sion as to the University's "ablutionary facilities,"
brought with him an old-fashioned bathtub and a

10 AlI-Star Concerts
$6.00 -$8.00- $10.09- $12.00

$1.00 - $1.50 - $2.00 - $2.50

On Sale at School of Music

Serge Koussevitzky, Conductor
Nov. 2 LAWRENCE TIBBETT, Disting uished Baritone
slip Gobrilowitsch, Conductor
Dec. 12 EFREM ZIMBALIST, Distinguished Violinist
Jan. 16 NATHAN MILSTEIN, Russian Violinist
Jan. 27 MYRA HESS, British Pianist
Jose Roisman, fi rst violin
Alexander Schneider, second violin
Stephan Ipolyi, viola
Misch Schneider, cello
Feb. 15 SIGRID ONEGIN, Leading Contraulto.


Mar. 6
Mar. 15


Governor Roosevelt is a member of
Phi and a trustee of Vassar College.
velt should get together.

Alpha Delta
Mir. Roose-

Student Health

T HE Literary Digest poll, which now
has nearly two million votes tabu-
lated is approaching that stage at which political
prophets and national committeemen study it
hopefully or distrustfully, depending upon their
political affiliations. This year it is the Democrats
who arc hopeful and certain that the poll ac-
curately indicates the manner in which citizens
will vote. The Republicans are distrustful, and
quite assured, anyway, that a "drift to Hoover"
has started, which will not be recognized in straw
polls but will be seen on Nov. 8. That, at any rate,
is the way they will express themselves publicly
from now until election day.
The poll as it stands contains a number of sur-
prises. First, Massachusetts and Rhode Island,
the only two states in the north to go Democratic
in 1928, are now favoring Hoover. Second,
Roosevelt has the lead in a number of states
which are traditionally Republican, including
Michigan. Third, Norman Thomas is amassing a
much greater vote than a Socialist candidate usu-
ally does, getting much of his strength from per-
sons who voted for Hoover in 1928.
In the past the poll has been remarkably ac-
curate, and it will be interesting to see if the

Body weight concerns students in several ways.
The most real interest in the question is probably
that dictated by prevailing styles of clothing and
personal appearance. Of at least equal importance
if not of equal interest to students are the health
questions concerned with body weight. It is for-
tunate when the interests of personal health and
style are the same. These interests coincide oc-
dsionally but some recent trends of styles for
student girls in particular are away from the path
of Hygeia.
Insofar as the straight dress lines, the slender
figure, and the drawn expressions have dis-
couraged obesity they may be given credit,, but
that is rather little consolation for the probable
harm that has come to large percentages of girls
because of restwicted diets.
There seems to be no question but that the de-
cline in tuberculosis has not been as rapid for
young women as for young men. Among the pos-
sible causes for reduced resistance to tubercu-
losis and other diseases, inadequate nutrition is
foremost in consideration.
The best health weight has been well defined
as a range between ten per cent and twenty per
cent over the accepted standard averages for age
and height. For people under thirty-five years,
a margin of overweight is better. After that age
safety lies on the side of being under the average.
Research at the University Hospital has done
much to clear up confusion as to the factors which
determine body weight. There is a prevalent pop-
ular idea that weight is determined by some in-
dividual of family difference which makes it
impossible for one to gain or lose weight by at-
tention to diet and exercise. This idea has been
proved wrong. It is well established now that the
weight of body fat is a simple question capable of
regulation as certainly as is the amount of coal in
a storage bin. It is simply a question to the
amount burned up in bodily activity. Every person
at rest requires a certain minimum of food above
which the requirement is determined by what is
commonly recognized as activity or exercise.
This question is no longer a matter of debate by
those in a position to know; the only questions of
uncertainty now are factors which determine ap-
petite or food intake. This simple explanation is


WASHINGTON - 011-hand it might appear a
tough break for a former executive director of the
democratic national conmittee to have the first
major duty of a new job turn out to be endorsing
a republican against a democrat for the senate.
Yet that is what happened. As president of the
Association Against the Prohibition Amendment
Jouett Shouse found it necessary to announce the
unanimous approval by the association's executive
committee of Tallant Tubbs, republican, as against
William Gibbs McAdoo, democrat, in the Cali-
fornia senatorial race.
There are those who, recalling the Chicago con-
vention, look upon the association's desicion to
support Mr. McAdoo's opponent as something
that might bring Sho use a certain satisfaction, if
he were inclined to view it in that light.
For be it recalled that Mr. Shouse in convention
and pre-convention days became the focal point of
the stop-Roosevelt movement which suffered so
complete a colapse finally at Mr. McAdoo's hands.
Not that Mr. Shouse openly opposed Roosevelt's
nomination. He did not. He merely battled in his
pre-convention capacity as national committee
spokesman for an "open," uninsructed convention.
Then Mr. Shouse's candidacy for permanent
chairman of the convention against Senator Walsh
of Montana, Roosevelt candidate, tended to make
Shouse the personifleation of the stop-Roosevelt
effort at an important stage.
'I'* *
Hindsight now makes it clear that the defeat of

A Washington
By Kirke Simpson

Are These U.e
Those stores through whose doors more people
pass each day are the ones who faithfully present
tlheir products to the public. This is trite in Ann
Arbor as in Osihkosh or Newark.
MatrksTwa n, the famous humrorist, irr support
of the ptiblic prodlaimning of n4rchandise once
"Whlen 1 was a newspaper editor, a subscriber wrote
me, sayIng he had found a spider in his newspaper.
He asked if it was a good or bad omen. I replied that
it was neither a good or bad omen. The spider was
there in his own interests. He was looking through
the advertisements intent on finding out who did not
advertise. When he discovered a tradesmuan who did
not advertise, he was going straight to his shop to spin
a web across his front door, and for evermore live an
uninterrupted life."
In Ann A rhor the Best Way to Avoid These Webs
of Inactivity is Through


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