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THE MICHIGAN. DAILY

MICHIGAN DAILY

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?ublished every morning except Monday during the
iversity year and Summer Session by the Board in
ntrol of Student Publications.
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a & ,i the Big Ten News Service.
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1933 CMoAt m . coWRAOE 1934
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n Arbor, Michigan. Phone: 2-1214.
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EDITOIUAL STAFF
Telephone 4925
'TOR.........THOMAS K. CONNELLAN
.'.. ...'.BRACKLEY SHAW
MECTOR ..............C. HART SCHAAF
..... ....ALBERT H. NEWMAN
.R..... .CAROL J. HANAN

NIGR'I EDITORS: A. Ellis' B11, Ralph G. Coulter, WiI-
:I am'I. Ferris, John C. Healey, E. Jerome Pettit, George
Van Vleck, Guy M. Whipple, Jr.
k3PORTS ASSISTANTS: Charies A. Baird, Donald R. Bird,
Arthdr W, Carstens, Sidney Frankel, Roland L. Martin,
Marjorie Western.
WOMEN'S ASSISTANTS: Barbara Bates, Eleanor Blum,
Lois Jotter, Marie Murphy, Margaret D. Phalan.
REPORTERS: Roy Alexander, John A. Babington, Ogden
G. Dwight, Paul J. Elliott, Courtney A. Evais, Ted A.
Evans, Bernard H. Fried, Thomas Groehn, Robert D.
Guthrie, Joseph L. Karpinski, Thomas H. Kleene, Rfch -
ard E. Lorch, David G. Macdonald, Joel P. Newman,
Xenneth Parker, George I. Qlhnby, Willarn B. Reed,
Robert S. Ruwitch, Robert J. St. Clair, Arthur S. Settle,
Marshall D. Silverman, A. B. Smith, Jr., Arthur M.
Ta1'ub, Philip 1% Van Zile.
WOMEN REPORTERS: Dorothy Gies, Jean Hanmer,
Florence Harper, Marie Held, Eleanor Johnson, Jose-
phine McLean, Marjorie Morrison, Sally Place, Rosalie
Resnick, Mary Robinson, Jane Schneider, Margaret
Spencer.
BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 2-1214
BUSINESS MANAGER...........W. GRAFTON SHARP
CREDIT MANAGER........... BERNARD E.'SCHNACKE
WOMEN'S BUSINESS MANAGER............. ....
......... .................CATHARINE MC HENRY
iDEPARTMENT MANAGERS: Local Advertising, Fred Her-
trick; Classified Advertising, Russell Read; Advertising
Contracts, Jack Bellamy; Advertising Service, Robert
Ward; Accounts, Allen Knuusi; Circulation, Jack Ef-
roymson.
ASSISTANTS: Meigs Bartmess, Van Dunakin, Milton Kra-
mner, John Ogden, Bernard Rosenthal, Joe Rothbard,
James Scott, David Winkworth.
WOMEN'S BUSINESS STAFF
Jane Bassett, Virginia Bell, Winifred Bell, Mary Bursley,
Peggy Cady, Betty Chapman, Patricia Daly, Jean Dur-
ham, Minna Giffen, Doris Gimmy, Billie Griffiths, Janet
Jackson, Isabelle Kanter, Louise Krause, Margaret
Mustard, Nina Pollock, Elizabeth J. Simonds.
NIGHT EDITOR: RALPH G. COULTER
Meet The

has been set as a goal because it will be bene-
ficial to the greatest number. But to be com-
mended above all is the promise that the price
level will be kept stable after it reaches the
desired point.
Changes in the price level in the past have
caused untold suffering, and the prospect of
never-ending fluctuations is far from pleasant.
The assurance that this will be the last should
give us courage to co-operate whole-heartedly
with the President. A stable price level in the
future will be of untold benefit to the country.
When it is achieved it will mean that henceforth
the investor will be forever assured of payment in
the same dollars which he lent, and that the
debtor will never have to repay his obligations in
dollars of greater value.
One objection may be raised to the promised
change in the value of the dollar. It is asked who
will be willing to invest at the present time when
he is assured beforehand that he will be repaid
in cheaper dolars. But since for some time no
one could be induced to invest anyway, the Presi-
dent is absolutely wise in moving toward a time
when the dollar will have been stabilized and
investment will be made just that and no longer
speculation.
Experiment is necessary in times like these. Any
of the president's experiments which aim toward
a stabilized currency deserve entire approval.
Musical Events
RUSSIAN OPERA
NOW IN DETROIT
Beginning tonight with Moussorgsky's "Boris
Goudonoff," Max Panteleiff will present his Rus-
sian Opera Company at the Masonic Auditorium
in Detroit for three days.
The productions, which include Rimsky-Kor-
sakoff's "Le Coq D'Or" on the second day, and
Moussorgsky's "Khovanschina" on the third day,
will be entirely in Russian with expatriated Rus-
sian singers and native costumes and props.
Many operatic stars who gained prominence in
New York or abroad will be included in the pro-
gram.
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Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous communications will be disre-
garded. The names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential upon request. Contribu-
tors are asked to be brief, confining themselves to
less than 300 words if possible.
POLL SHOULD HAVE INCLUDED QUESTIONS
ON UNION BEER, LIBRARY HOURS
I wish to bring to the attention of the students
of the University of Michigan two points of para-
mount importance in connection with the poll of
campus opinion held Friday, November 17th.
First, I see no reason why our enterprising stu-
dent newspaper and our estimable Undergraduate1
Council should not be publicly condemned for
their recent action in excluding one question from1
the student referendum, (1) The issue of Novem-i
ber 12th carried the front page head "Plan Cam-;
pus Poll to Test Liquor Views"; in connection with
a proposed Union forum the issue of November1
14th carried the front page head "Authorities to1
Consider Sale of Intoxicants," and the sub-head
"Expect Big Crowd at Liquor Debate"; the issue1
of November 15th carried the sub-head on thei
front page, in connection with the student poll,
"Expect Beer, Auto Issues Prominent." After thisi
series of articles clearly emphasizing student in-
terest on the general subject of the liquor prob-
lem, according to The Daily of November 16th
the question as to whether or not beer should be
served in the Michigan Union and Michigan;
League was not included on the ballot because
there was a lack of student interest on this1
question!! (2) .
How does The Daily arrive at this false
conclusion? The general opinion seems to be
that there is no question as frequently raised in
student discussions than the one about. beer in
the student clubs. Then, why did The Daily make
this statement?
The truth may hurt but here it is. The Daily3
and the Undergraduate Council were persuaded
by the officials of the Union .not to raise thisl
troublesome issue on the threat that the Union

officials could not handle the counting of the
ballots if this question were included.
One step further back, the Union boys were
advised (sic) to avoid this issue by a member of
their governing board who has had an emotional
complex from his early years on the liquor ques-
tion.
Now I submit that no one man, nor any small
group of men or women, should prevent a simple
expression of opinion on a question of great in-
terest to the campus, in a poll of student views
as was conducted. I would go further and say
that no one man, nor any small group of men
or women, should stand in the way of a rational
solution of the liquor problem in this or any other
community.
May The Daily be truthful, and may the fana-
tics be buried under an avalanche of rational
opinion!!
Second, it seems a discouraging commentary,
on the views of values on this campus held by the
compilers of the questions for the poll, the Under-
graduate Council, that such issues as Women's
Hours, Class Dances, and Movie Prices were in-
cluded in the subjects of the referendum while the
one issue of great importance to those who come
here for other purposes than attending class
dances and movies, the issue of library hours was
never mentioned. The lack of availability of
library services on Sunday, the rule of eight
o'clock return for overnight charges, and the
closing of departmental libraries and study halls
Sunday, has caused more inconvenience and com-
ment than any of the questions submitted by the
Undergraduate Council. (3)
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the departmental libraries and study halls, if at
all possible.
Second, the rule of eight o'clock return for
overnight charges is inconvenient and unneces-
sary. First, when a student takes a book out after
nine o'clock to study later into the evening, it
is not encouraging this ambition by asking him
to return it at eight the following morning. Sec-
ond, it is rather unnecessary as few students will
arise to read in the library at eight in the mor-
ning, as a general rule, though I grant there may
be exceptions.
In the foregoing discussion I have brought forth
two points in connection with the recent student
referendum. First, the deliberate and bald per-
version of truth by The Daily in connection with
the reasons for eliminating the question of beer
in the student clubs from the question list. This,
and the true and unfortunate reason for the ex-
clusion. Second, the omission of the one question
of paramount interest to those of the campus who
attend college here, while issues of little burning
moment were included.
A Disgusted Student
Editor's Note - (1) The Daily did not exclude
anything from the referendum. Conducted by the
Undergraduate Council, poll questions were de-
termined solely by members of this body.
(2) In The Daily, issue of November 15, ap-
peared a statement to the effect that the question
of beer in the Union would be included if suf-
ficient interest were manifested. No communi-
cations were received indicating a desire to in-
clude the question, by the Undergraduate Council,
the Union, or The Daily.
(3) Appeals were repeatedly made in the col-
umns of The Daily for poll questions. Numerous
suggestiong were made, but they did not include
a question on library hours. Mr. Disgusted Stu-
dent, why didn't you unburden your mind to the
Undergraduate Council early enough to have ac-
complished something?
NATIONAL STUDENT LEAGUE
ANSWERS DAILY
To the editor:
Last Thursday, an editorial was printed in The
Daily attacking the National Student League Bul-
letins.. At the same time, it attacked the prin-
ciples upon which, in the editor's opinion, the
N.S.L. is based. The writer of it, however, mis-
quoted the bulletins and misjudged the program
of our organization, and we feel it necessary to
point this out for a better understanding of our
viewpoint and to arrive at the truth of the matter,
which we are sure your paper desires.
To quote your editorial, "These bulletins do not
represent the opinions of the large majority of
students at Michigan as was announced in the
first bulletin. . . "
Referring back to that bulletin we find, "The
interests of the N.S.L. are those of the large ma-
jority of the student body."
There is a wide difference between the meaning
of "opinions" and "interests." At no time have
we claimed to represent the majority of students,
but we insist that we do represent the interests
of the majority. We stand for academic free-
dom, lower tuition, higher student workers' wages,
democratic student government, etc., all of which
are in the interests of the student body.
Quoting the editorial again, "First, the League
has announced that . . . the United States has
now been 'forced' to eat humble pie, as it were,
and recognize the Soviet Government.. . To main-
tain that he (Roosevelt) was 'forced' to do this
is a child's argument."
Our bulletin states, "Today the United States
is forced to recognize the achievements of .the
Soviet Union and as a result, official recognition."
Nowhere do we state that the United States
was forced to recognize Russia, but we do say
that it was forced to recognize the achievements
of the Soviet Union. Whether you have done it
deliberately or not, the fact remains that you
have entirely changed and twisted the meaning
of the paragraph as it was printed in our bulletin.
In paragraph four The Daily misquoted the
N.S.L. as saying, "the problems of the laborer and
the student are one." -The N.S.L. has at no time
stated this. Only a fool would think that the
laborer is interested in lower tuition, academic
freedom, etc. But we stated, "The future pros-
pects of the students force them to realize that,
along with the impoverished intellectuals, they
must align themselves with the working class."
And this is true. Upon graduation, the majority

of the students will find themselves either wage-
earners or unemployed and, therefore, part of
the working class. The working class, by its his-
torical position, having the least to lose and most
to gain, is the class which will change the basis
of society fundamentally. And so we state again
that the students must ultimately align themselves
with the working class if they are to solve their
future problems.
Finally in your last paragraph you point out
that the student on the Michigan campus is con-
servative. This proves nothing. We realize that
the student is conservative, but is this to be com-
mended? Oxford college in England voted against
participation in war. This campus votes for the
continuance of the R.O.T.C. and a large group
for participation in war. Why the campus can't
even be aroused to show some spirit for a team
which has lost only one game since 1929! But
all this, as we have stated, proves nothing. Just
because the student body is conservative does
not mean that the N.S.L. should dissolve. On the
contrary it calls for greater efforts and greater
co-operation of all campus groups.
To quote the beginning line of The Michigan
Daily's editorial in last Friday's issue, "We hear
much of liberal and radical thinking these days
and it seems as if it will have to be this sort of
thinking which will bring us out of the present
economic muddle." With this in mind, we ask
The Daily to join us in promoting liberal and
radical thought upon this campus. Ibsen once
said, "That man is most intelligent who closely
allies himself with the future." Perhaps some
work in the right direction will bring this type of
in+if t urltra.-onevrvative allied-with-

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M ICHIGAN'S fighting Wolverines
will bring the Big Ten title back
o their Alma Mater today for the fourth consecu-
;ive time. By clinching the championship in the
game yesterday the team also increased its mar-
gin in the national title race.1
What will a championship team, both of the
Conference and possibly the nation, mean to the
student body at Michigan? Will Michigan allow'
her great achievement to go unheralded? Will
he students forget to repay those who have
worked so hard and unselfishly for the honor of
heir school?
The Michigan team will reach the station in
Ann Arbor today at 3:30 p. m. Michigan's "Fight-
.ng Hundred" band will march to the station to
greet them. Every right-minded, loyal Michigan
tudent should be there, too. Let's show the team
we appreciate what they have done for Michigan.
Let's acclaim the "Champions of the West" in
rue championship style!

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Stabilized

Al1reney . .
E CONOMISTS have pointed out that
there were undoubtedly three mo-
ives behind the President's plan to raise the
rice level.
The first and perhaps foremost, as President
toosevelt himself suggested in his radio talk at
he time, was to relieve the burden of the debtor
y making it possible for him to repay his debts
n a dollar of the same value as that in which
bey were contracted.
A second purpose was to stimulate business and
'dustry through the implied increase in profits
rhich usually accompanies an upswing in prices.
The third was chiefly psychological, based on
be belief that a promised decrease in the value
f the dollar would encourage an immediate rush
o buy before such a decrease took place.
A month's experiment with the gold buying
lan which was to have brought about this prom-
sed rise in the price level has shown little result.
Zumblings of discontent and more open criti-
isms are beginning to be heard, and it looks at
his time as though the President will find it
ecessary to take other steps to produce the effect
te desires.

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