THE MTCHITAN DAILY
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To End Exams
Says Testing Program De-
vitalizes Instruction And
changes in school and college exam-
ination methods would come about if
Dean Max McConn of Lehigh Uni-
versity had his way.
A plan to "end the strain and fear
of professionalized school and college
examinations and to make them anY
important amateur sport," was pre-
sented by Dean McConn at recent
sessions of the joint educational con-
ference sponsored by the Educational
Records Bureau in New York.
Objecting; to a testing program
which "inevitably becomes itself the
goal of instruction and hence dom-
inates, standardizes, stifles and devi-
talizes the whole of the teaching pro-
cess subjected to it," Dean McConn
said in part:
"We all know what the Regents'
examinations have done to the high
schools of the State of New York
and what the college board examina-
tions have done to the whole group of
eastern preparatory schools. And all
of us working either in school or col-
lege, have watched general depart-
mental examinations operate in the
same way, becoming goals and stand-
ardizers for all the teachers and stu-
dents in the department.
"Up to the immediate present we
have been accustomed to use exam-
inations exclusively on crucial oc-
casions, to be followed by immediate
and drastic results for the examinee,
based upon one spasmodic deliver-
ence on his part under conditions
of special stress and strain...
"The fact is that we humans, old
and young, enjoy tests, providing we
are not going to be hung if we do
badly. Please recall the vogue of the
'Ask Me Another' books. And every
cross-word puzzle is a test. So is
every game of bridge or chess or
billiards or golf - a competitive test
of some kind of ability or achieve-
ment, and a test yielding comparable
"The trouble is we educators have
professionalized this sport of being
tested. What we need to do is give
it the amateur status and keep it
Prof. Albrecht Mendelsohn-Berth-
oldy, grandson of Mendelsohn, the
famous composer, has been dismissed
from the University of Hamburg and
from the Institute of Foreign Affairs
of which he was the head because of
his Jewish nationality.
Comedian Is Jailed
BOISE, Idaho - Condemnation of
the farm strike as a means of securing
"economic justice" for agricultural
interests was voted by The National
WARM SPRINGS, Ga. -President
Roosevelt announced that he would
go ahead with his program of dollar
PASADENA, Cal. - Considerable
damages to many acres of watershed
in this district resulted from a large
WASHINGTON - The price of
$33.76 per ounce was fixed for pur-
chases of newly mined gold by the
Reconstruction Finance Corporation.
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Sen-
ate committee investigating the
election of Sen. John H. Overton
heard testimony regarding alleged
irregularities at the polls at the time
of Overton's election.+
GENEVA, Switzerland - A post-
ponement until January of the
League of Nations disarmament par-
ley was voted by the steering com-
HAVANA-Cuban military officials
continued to prepare for a revolt
which is thought to be fast nearing.
To Meet Detroit
Varsity Affirmative Team
To Oppose City College
Negative Team Here.
The affirmative Varsity debating
team will engage the College of the
City of Detroit, negatiVe team, in a
return debate at 8 p. m. Monday, Nov.
27, in the Grand Rapids Room of the
The probable affirmative team as
announced by James K. McBurney,
Varsity debating coach, will be com-
posed of the following men: either
Clifford Ashton, '36, or Edward
Litschfield, '36, as the first speaker;
the second speaker will be Edward
Downs, '36; Jack Weisman, '35, will
be the third speaker.
The Detroit Negative team will be
composed of Walter Robst, Jack
Kline, and David Goldman. The
judge of the contest will be Prof. J.
N. Weiss, head of the speech depart-
ment at Albion College.
In the debate held in Detroit last
Monday on the Conference question,
"Resolved, That the Powers of the
President as of July 1, 1933 be Made
Permanent" the University negative
team scored a close victory.
-Associated Press Photo
Lee Tracy, movie actor, was jailed
several hours in Mexico City
nding investigation of complaints
at he had "offended public morals."
was alleged that he appeared nude
a hotel balcony and shouted to a
rade of cadets.
Trueblood Recounts History Of
Student Oratorical Association
For Safety Of
MEXICO, D. F., Nov. 22.--(P)-
Fears for the safety of the missing
Lee Tracy, American stage and screen
player, were expressed early today by
officials of the motion picture com-
pany with which he is associated.
Tracy fled by airplane Tuesday,
although police said he had promised
to remain here pending investiga-
tion on charges of offending public
Many hours after his plane, piloted
by Fritz Bielor, was over due at El
Paso no word had been received here
and the officials added no word had
been received either, from Hollywood.
"All we can hope is that he was
overtaken by darkness and came
down near some town in safety," one
official said. "We have absolutely no
idea where he is or what can have
Bielor, who has been flying here
for many years, took off from cen-
tral airport at 8:15 Tuesday morning
and should have arrived in El Paso
10 or 12 hours later.
In addition to Tracy, two com-
panions were passengers in the plane.
Some pilots expressed belief Bie-
ler had flown across the border head-
ing directly for California, although
they said he would have' had to
make at least one stop for gasoline.
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ve a credit course, later the first Except Monday at
organize a speech department, and
ially the first professor of speech I" E
the United States. He was chair-
an of the Oratorical Association
om its founding until 1926. GARDENS
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