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Illinois than Michigan music, for the reason that
the Illini band did not make the Ann Arbor trip
and we substituted for them as well as playing
our own music. Furthermore, it must be remem-
bered that during the football season the band
has a rehearsal only once a week and that the
music of two colleges must be gone through and
memorized at that time.
The "Victors" and "Varsity" are the Michigan
marching songs especially written and appropri-
ate for the Michigan team. We would not think
of playing "Ypsi Girl" or "The Bum Army" as
inspirational marches for the football team. The
team looks to the thrilling marches for its inspira-

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 1932'
the President
oFntradiets Himself..
IN his speech Saturday night in De-
troit President Hoover declared
hat, the "most menacing thing in the world today
s the lack of confidence and faith." (
Because most political and economic observers
re of a similar opinion, they will deprecate the1
ay in which the President ended this same]
pech. Inconsistent with his plea for confidence,
e said exactly the same sort of thing that will1
lake his listerers more timorous than they have1
'een. $is plea was that he is urging his re-election1
nly because he wishes to see the country "come
afely into the harbor from dangers that* but
ow men . . . will ever appreciate," thus insinuat-
rig what he openly declared at Des Moines, that
he country is and has been in a much morel
ierilous condition than has commonly been sup-
Republican editors will probably answer this!
Alarge by saying that the President should ber
iraised for his candor. Such a countercharge will
illogical, since it is not his candor but his self-1
ontradiction that is criticized. .
Through the past year the President and his.
,dministration have been constant in their decla-
ations that the depression is over, or almost over;
heir sudden shift cannot fail to have unfortu-
lately stultifying effects on the growth of confi-
lence that they and most thinkers say is of such
feat importance.
This sort of tactics is being followed, as was
eared by many non-partisan obseryers, in the
st scramble for votes. It is obviously logically
uiconsistent to couple it with a plea for renewed.
onfidence. We believe that in so doing the Presi-
Ient made a political blunder as well as an un-
ortunate gesture from the point of view of,
us Opinion

1o The Editor.
The impression created by a letter s i g 11 e d
'R. M. Z.," and which appeared in Sunday's Daily,
i incorrect in my estimation and I wish here to
nake a public statiiemnt of 'the actual facts.
The letter, wMich was entitled' "So Learn the
Victors," claimed that the Varsity Band was over-
working the "Victors".and "Varsity" marches and
he "Yellow and Blue" (which piece R. M. Z.
called the "Maize and Blue," confusing it with
the march, "Men of the Maize and Blue").
"Why must the band play 'Varsity' during. every
.ull in the game?" the letter asked. Anyone who
:eally checked the matter Saturday will find that
'Varsity" was played just twic'?-once during a
time-out and once between halves, during forma-
tions. It is a Michigan tradition that the "Vic-

The very excellent reason why "Varsity" and the
"Victors" are not infrequently played during time-
outs or when a player has been injured is because
those two marches are naturally the best known
to the Michigan- band. They were memorized
years ago, and they can be played without music
at a second's notice merely by giving a brief hand
signal. Consequently, they are invaluable for such
brief periods, and are of incalculable benefit in
helping to keep up the morale of the team, which
might otherwise die down in a temporary lull.
It makes for much better drilling and forma-
tions if the band can play without having to con-
stantly refer to the music, and it is for this rea-
son that we memorize so many pieces. I might
add, a propos of this remark, that as far as we
know, the Varsity Band is the only organization
of its kind in the country which takes the field
regularly and executes a complex series of forma-
tions while playing its own and the opponent's
marches and Alma Maters, without ny music,
I hope this will clarify the question i the minds
of R. M. Z. and other Michigan students.
Nicholas P. Falcone ,
Assistant Professor of Wind Instruments;
Director of the Varsity Band,
To The Editor:
Since I do not hav the information, I should
like to know how ope goes about securing the
University of Michigan band to play at a political
rally. I am referring to their presence last Satur-
day at the Olympia in Detroit as a part of an
elaborate welcoming committee for Herbert Hoover.
Cannot the band be hired for other political
rallies? I have in mind that for James W. Ford,
Communist~ candidate for vice-president*, who
will speak in Detroit Nov. 6 and possibly in Ann
Arbor, Nov. 7.
It would not cost the band anything to play for
Ford in a parade through Ann Arbor streets and'
I am sure the directors of the band, who are ob-
viously politically unbiased, would give their con-
Lilya Sagal
*Mr. Ford is a negro, the running mate of Wil-
liam Z. Foster.
To the Editor:
This is a time when every citizen, male andt
female, and especially every student of voting age,'
should make himself thoroughly familiar with the
political and economic situation of the country.
I consider this an indispensable patriotic duty
for the reason that politics has fallen so low as
to threaten the well-being nf every man, woman,
and child in America. Both major parties, through
their campaign oratos, high and low, to make1
the most exaggerated claims as to the manner1
in which they intend to regenerate our political
and economic life.
In a recent speech the Secretary of the Interior1
made the statement that the fate of the world4
depends upon our presidential election!-I have1
no intention to discuss Mr. Hoover. Tie has enough
attention from competent hands. What I wish
to bring home to the reader is the utterly hollow
"stuff" with which the people are being regaled
by the so-called prominent politicians. This sort
of political quackery deserves nothing but ridicule
and contempt. It should be denounced in the
strongest language since it is unworthy of a
man, who in order to plead his cause, appeals toI
his hearers' lowest instincts, instead of trying to
convince them by means of sound reasoning. Let
us look at this: "Secretary Wilbur emphasized the
fact that the economic situation is not the same
as it was 20 or even 10 years ago by polting
out the fact that a Pennsylvania farm that 20
years ago supported a family comfortably, now
has to support, in addition to the family, an auto-
mobile, a tractor, two colleges, a new highway,
a piano, and a radio." (The Mich ig1n Daily).
Expressed in other words, the lon. Secretary holds
that the farmer is well-off, highly prosperous-
what more can one as? But what about the
wretched plight of 99 out of every 100 farmers
about which the Secretary says nothing? And
why not a word about the 10 or 11 million people

who are out of work?
Taking it all in all, one is fully justified in con-
cluding that political oratory has completely lost
its force because it is lopsided and partisan, i. e.
"right or wrong, my party."
This brings me to the point of suggesting to
those, who wish to enlighten themselves regarding
politics and other issues to stop relying upon the
speeches of professional politicians. To my mind
the only way to learn what every voter ought to
know is to have recourse to writers who are wholly
outside the realm of politics-men and women
who are working for the public good, instead
of working for themselves as is the case with
most of our professional politicians.
I take the liberty of suggesting a few books,
written by men who are not politicians: ct New
Deal, by Stuart Chase; Facing the Facts, written
by 12 specialists, and edited by J. G. Smith; The
Coming of a New Party, by Paul St. Douglas. Of
this book Dr. John Dewey writes as follows: "If
I knew any way to make this book compulsory

blems. As for our newspapers, they try to be fair
and impartial, However, a somewhat careful read-
ing soon reveals that their articles arc colored by
a partisan spirit, slight though it may be. They
are satisfactory as regards news-nothing more is
to be expected from them.
In conclusion I do not hesitate to refer to the
writings of one politician, Norman Thomas, pres-
idential candidate of the Socialists and of the
League for Independent Political Action, of which
Dr. John Dewey is chairman. Articles by Mr.
Thomas have appeared in a number of magazines,
such as the Atlantic Monthly, the Forum, the
Christian Century, the World Tomorrow, etc. The
official campaign publication of Mr. Thomas bears
the title America for All. Two of his recent books
are: America's Way Out and As I See It. What Mr.
Thomas stands for may be seen from the follow-
ing: "I pledge myself," he would say, "not to make
a single appointment to office for political reasons
or as a reward for activity on my behalf, and I
pledge myself to put under the Civil Service rule
every postmaster in this country, and every other
office that I can possibly induce Congress to take
out of my hands, believing that if I do so I
will remove one of the greatest causes for the
inefficiency and the corruption of our political
life. I pledge myself to follow the American cus-
tom of one hundred years and reduce our army
and navy to a negligible factor, in so far as it
lies in my power to do so, I pledge myself to
strike at special privilege wherever I see it, and
I will begin by laying my axe to the root of the
power trust. I promise a Cabinet chosen without
regard to residence, sex, color, or creed, of the
ablest available, without asking their attitude to-
ward me during the campaign, provided only
that they are honest and sincere and desirous of
genuine economic freedom. Above all, I pledge
myself not to touch William Randolph Hearst, or
anybody like him, with a twenty-foot pole." (From
The Nation, Oct. 12, 1932, Page 324). This is the
kind of politics of which we are sadly in need-
it is neither Republican nor Democratic.
M. Levi.
(Professor Emeritus and member of the League
for Independent Political Action).
To The Editor:
Professor Wilgus is to be congratulated for hav-
ing pointed out the legal consequences of the
repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment, although, as
I understand it, neither political party advocates
the extremes, so ably set forth by the professor.
When Professor Wilgus ends his summary by
calling attention to the political graft, bribery,
and corruption that may follow in the wake of re-
peal, the answer is that we are having now 100%
of corruption, bribery, and graft, as we know for
a certainty - and it is precisely this graft, bribery,
and corruption, in connection with prohibition,
that the people should fight.
In addition to this, they should fight for per-
sonal liberty as regardr eating and drinking -
not for liberty, absolute or relative, to kill or
steal. The attempt to regulate private habits by
force or law will always prove futile. The prohibi-
tion law is an unjust law and should never have
found its way into the Constitution, since the
Constitution was designed to lay down general
principles of government, not to regulate people's
daily conduct.
M. Levi, Professor Emeritus
To The Editor:
Recently there appeared an article in the Edi-
torial Comment column asking for students to
demand a fully equipped, University controlled
bookstore. I would like to call the attention of the
campus to the fact that there already exists an
instrument which can enlarge its facilities to in-
clude such a venture. The chemistry store room
already handles all student laboratory equipmenl
There is no reason why the same dispensive system
can not be utilized for the distribution of books.
Let this be a further appeal in support of the
Editorial Comment mentioned. Let students de-
mand a University controlled bookstore.
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SING SING got even with the Port Jervis cops
this year. The prison boys beat the police 7=0
at their annual game last Sunday. According to
reports, the largest crowd in history watched Cap-
tain Jumbo (Powerhouse) Moran lead his prison-
mates to a victory over their traditional rivals
from the neighboring station. Joe Hayes, Brooklyn
check artist, sprinted 41 yards for the only touch-
down of the game, and Alabama Pitts, all-Amer-
ican star from last year, kicked the extra point.
It was a big day for many of the old grads who
returned with bottles in true collegiate fashion.
FRATERNITY affiliation has at least one asset-
fifteen fraternity pins were found in Los An-
geles pawn shops last week.
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GARBED in pajamas and bathrobes, Georgetown
university students set out last Friday night
to tell President Hoover that they were going to
beat New York University the next day. After
marching two miles to the White House, they were
pulled in by police and booked on a variety of
charges, ranging from parading without a permit
to violating traffic ordinances. The Oklahoma
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