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'S EDITOR....................CAROL J. HANAN

NIGHTI EDITORS: A. Ellis Bll, Ralph G. Coulter, Wi-
;iam G. Ferris, John C. Healey, E. Jerome Pettit, George
Van Vleck, Guy M. Whipple, Jr.
SPORTS ASSISTANTS: Charles A. Baird, Donald R. Bird,
Arthur W. Carstens, Sidney Frankel, Roland L. Martin,
Marjorie Western.
WOMEN'S ASSISTANTS: Eleanor Blum, Lois Jotter, Marie
Murphy, Margaret D. Phalan.
REPORTERS: Ogden G. Dwight, Paul J. Elliott, Courtney
A. Evans, Ted R. Evans, Bernard H. Fried, Thomas
Groehn, Robert D. Guthrie, Joseph L. Karpinski,
Thomas H. Kleene, Richard E. Lorch, David G. Mac-
Donald, Joel P. Newman, Kenneth Parker, William R.
Reed, Robert S. Ruwitch, Robert J. S. Clair, Arthur S.
Settle, Marshall D. Silverman, A. B. Smith, Jr., Arthur
M. Taub, Philip T. Van Zile.
WOMEN REPORTERS: Dorothy ties, Jean Hanmer,
Florence Harper, Marie Hed,Eleanor Johnson, Jose-
phine McLean. Marjorie Morrison, Sally Place, Rosalie
Resnick, Mary Robinson, Jane Schneider.
Telephone 2-1214
WOMEN'S BUSINESS MANAGER......................
..................CATHARINE MC HENRY
.DEPARTMENT MANAGERS: Local Advertising, Fred Her-
trick; Classified Advertising, Russell Read; Advertising
Cotracts, Jack Bellamy; Advertising .Service, Robert
Ward; Accounts, Allen Knuusi; Circulation, Jack Ef-
ASSISTANTS: Meigs Bartmess, Van Dunakin, Milton Kra-
mer, John' Ogden, Brnard Rosenthal, Joe Rothbard,
James Scott, David Winkworth.
Jane Bassett, Virginia Bell, Winifred Bell, Mary Bursley,
Peggy Cady, Betty Chapman, Patricia Daly, Jean Dur-
ham, Minna Gifen, Doris Gimmy, Billie Griffiths, Janet
Jackson, Isabelle Kanter, Louise Krause, Margaret
Mustard, Nina Polock, Elizabeth J. Simonds.
Old Michigan,
Mother Of Men. .
T WELVE of the University's most
prominent alumni have been list-
ed by the Alumni Association, according to a story
released to The Daily the other day. Among them
are a number of famous names; all of them are
noted in their fields, and it is probable that they
were well chosen from among the University's 90,-
000 or so graduates.
However, in a gesture which bears to our edi-
torial minds a certain touch of indelicacy, the
names of Dr. W. J. Mayo of the Mayo Clinic,
Stewart Edward White, and Franklin P. Adams
(famous as "F.P.A.") were included. According
to an old copy of Chimes, defunct student pub-
lication, all three were flunked out of our Alma
Mater. Dr. Mayo, we understand got the sack
from the medical school, and the two noted au-
thors were booted in their freshman years.
Just what the significance of this discovery may
be is hard to determine. Perhaps it shows that
machine education is not suited to men of genius;
perhaps it shows that men of genius are at best 1
refractory and hard to handle. At any rate, the
incident allows us to point the long boney edi-
torial finger at Michigan's Alumni Association and
give a soft but distinct hiss.
Death- For-Kidnaping
Bill Of Rep. Pack. .
of Ann Arbor, has prepared a bill
providing capital punishment for kidnappers, but
fortunately it cannot be introduced at the special
session of the Legislature since only topics men-
tioned in the Governor's address may be con-
Fortunately, we say, because it seems advisable
not to prepare such extremely vital legislation on
the crest of the wave of "mobocracy" which has
asserted itself in the most widely scattered areas
of this country -in Maryland in the East, in
Middle-Western Missouri, and in Far-Western
At the present time the demand for a manda-
tory death penalty on conviction of kidnaping
might easily be overwhelming, when, upon more
deliberate, cooler debate at a later time the same
proposal would be deemed unwise.
Of course it is unlikely that the kidnaping-
death bill would romp through the Michigan Leg-
islature, since there is no capital punishment in

Zani......... . ........Gene Raymond
Eve........ .............Loretta Young
The Doctor .. ... .........0. B. Heggie
The Art Cinema League is presenting to-night,
and Friday and Saturday evenings, "Zoo in Buda-
pest", which is well worth seeing. The symphonic
accompaniment through-out the picture is unique
and helps to add the touch that makes for a first
class picture.
The events of the picture take place inside the
large zoo of Budapest, into which all sorts of
people come to see the animals of a thousand dif-
ferent varieties; to enjoy a ride on Rajah, or see
the swans, or the lions, or the ostriches. The
atmosphere of a zoo is amply put across at the
beginning and as the -theme develops a closer
acquaintance with the various beasts is felt due
to the discriminating touch of the director and
the careful unwinding of the plot. Next to the
fine musical theme is the excellent photography
of the animals themselves and one gets a thrill
during the last scenes when the lions and tigers
get loose in the arena and here the camera catches
unusual shots of the terrific struggle to quell the
beasts' and return them to their cages.
Zani is a boy who has lived in the zoo all of his
life and brought up to love and protect the ani-
mals; he knows their call and their habits, but he
has the habit of stealing furs from ladies visiting
the zoo because he doesn't believe in killing ani-
mals for such purposes. Eve is an orphan girl
from an orphan asylum who is induced to escape
by Zani during the course of the several visits
made to the zoo under strict supervision of the
matron. A little boy doesn't want to go home
without having had a ride on Rajah the elephant
so he ducks his servant escort and hides in the
zoo. Then a search, for the fur thief, the orphan
girl, and the little boy begins in the dead of the
night climaxed by the disturbance in the arena
in which the thrills of the picture polish off this
unique composition.
You will like: the matron from the asylum as
she resembles the ostrich to quite an extent; the
old ground keeper who has the gitters and misses
his evening meal of fresh carrots; the shots com-
paring a complaining old lady with a tiger; the
shots in which we learn of the hatred between
the different animals; the little boy's expressions
of fear; and the final submission of the military
character constantly complaining of Zani's con-
duct. Best shot; a tiger, Sultan by name, gap-
ing hungrily into the camera.
Then, as added features, there is a Micky
Mouse, "The Klondike Kid", and some swell
microscopic photography in "The Fight For Life",
a study of the battles between various insects,
such as spiders, scorpions, hunting hornets, and
the like.
-R. E. L.
To the Editor: -
The motion picture "Zoo in Budapest" which is
now being presented by the Art Cinema League
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater is such an ex-
ceptionally fine film that I wish to recommend
it to all readers of this column. In superb man-
ner the beauty of nature, the intuitive powers of
animals, and the instinctive appreciation of all
this by naive youth is portrayed. Unexpected ac-
cidents in the zoo provides the thrills which many
desire. The film as a whole not only revels the
sentiment soul of an artist but is one of the most
original ones I have ever seen.
-Francis S. Onderdonk
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.
To The Editors:
At Tuesday's meeting on Germany's withdrawal
from the League of Nations, two experts in the
fields of political science and history --Professors
Pollock and Slosson - condemned the Hitler gov-
ernment; it was regrettable that their sane re-
marks were followed by naive opinions of laymen
in the audience. The quoted letters of high praise
received from German peasants and the fact that

the recent German "election" showed such a vast
majority for Hitler does not prove that he was'
right; it just demonstrates how the complete con-
trol of press, radio, cinema, and all other prop-;
aganda mediums by a clique of psychopaths can
affect mass psychology in the most absurd manner.
A member of our faculty who travelled in Ger-
many recently stated that he heard Hitler speak
at Ulm and his raving typified him as a pyscho-
path. Sherwood Eddy termed Hitler the most
dangerous man in the world today. The past of
the Nazi leaders has been investigated and all
have been found to be abnormal with the ex-
ception of Herr Strasser. Goering, the governor
of Prussia, was formerly an inmate of a Swedish'
insane asylum. Goebel's lust for power is based on
his subnormal physique. An English critic has
seen in Hitler's views all the characteristics of
The report that the election results were first
sent to the propaganda minister and then made
public by him, incites doubt as to the correctness'
of these figures. A government which encourages
the murder of its opponents - such as Professor
Koch who had fled to Czechoslavakia and was shot
in his villa in Marienbad -will certainly con-

opposing candidates are permitted is an insult to
the intelligence of mankind.
The Nazi's cowardly persecution of Jews ap-
pears all the more despicable as, according to
Austrian reports, Hitler is of Jewish descent on
his mother's side. We must congratulate Amer-
ican athletes on refusing to attend the Olympic
games in Berlin unless Germany gives Jewish
contestants equal rights.
Many Americans adopt an attitude of tolerating
indifference towards the events in Germany, re-
garding them 'as they woul disputes between
Presbyterians and Baptists; they overlook the
unethical and barbaric attitude of the Nazis.
Hitlerite pathologic mentality is best demonstrated
by the fact that in an age in which enlightened
people in all countries are striving for abolishment
of the death penalty, the Nazi government re-
introduced Germany's medieval execution method:
the head of the condemned is chopped off with an
ax. More than thirty Germans thus far have been
blessed in this manner by "awakened" Germany;
among them four communists who were accused
of shooting Nazis in a street battle before Hitler
came into power.
When we hear that a neighbor is locking a child
in the cellar for a year (as occurred in Detroit
some time ago), we intervene and forget all cus-
tomary ideas of respecting private right. The
time has come when outrages committed in for-
eign countries are everybody's concern: the fact
that they are brought to our attention gives us
the moral obligation to intervene or prevent their
reoccurrence. Germans and other foreigners were
thus fully justified in protesting our legal murder
of Sacco and Vanzetti, our near-murder of the
Scottsboro boys, and the indefensible incarcera-
tion of innocent Mooney. Mankind IS a unit:
daily unification progresses by press, radio, cinema,
and fast transportation. The barbarous atavism
of Hitler and Mussolini is merely post-war brain
fever, a mental and moral disease which we must
combat as we would cholera, for the infection has
spread to many countries, as reports from Hungary,
Rumania, Austria, England, etc. prove; in the
United States the Silver Shirts are aping Hitler.
We all can struggle against this fashionable
disease by boycotting German goods (especially
when shopping at Kresge and Woolworth). We
will thus assist the 60,000 (?) highminded Ger-
mans now imprisoned in retention camps regain
freedom and hasten the day when the German
population -now deluded by diabolical prop-
aganda -will send the Nazi leaders to Sanato-
riums where a much needed rest is awaiting them.
The League of Nations has not been an in-
strument to suppress Germany, as several laymen
declared at Tuesday's meeting. The League has
been occupied with the affairs of 56 nations. Ger-
many-like all other nation - has benefited
by its activities; for instance many thousands of
German prisoners were brought back from Siberia
with its aid. True, the League is not so great a
power for good as it might have been had the
United States joined it. Yet with all its imper-
fections, the League has prevented more wars
than any other agency in history (Finland: Swe-
den; Greece: Bulgaria; Peru: Columbia: etc.); it
has established the first permament World Court
of Justice and performed innumerable other pre-
cious services for the good of mankind (decreas-
ing opium-traffic, slavery, white slavery etc.).
It should not be forgotten that our own failure
to adhere to the covenant of the League was
due to the stubborness of a little group who de-
feated the will of the majority of the Senate.
For the last four years we have been reaping the
bitter fruits of the selfish policy of isolation which
was then forced upon us. Now that militarist
Japan and Germany have withdrawn from the
League, it is urgent that the United States should
join so as to strengthen those forces which are
striving to save mankind from the insanity of
another world-war. That the term "insanity" is
justified can be seen from Caroline E. Playne's
books, "Society at War," etc.
Readers who wish to join the local branch of
the League of Nations Association should get in
touch with Dr. Calderwood (Political Science
Department). Letters to President Roosevelt
urging immediate adherence to the World Court
and the League of Nations are desirable.
Ceollegiate Obse~~krver

According to certain professors at the Uni-
versity of Washington students who aim for
"A" grades are barren of personality. One
professor declared that the great horde of
"C" students moves the world. Another
avowed that the "A" students are freaks.
Becoming disgusted because the sophomores of
the University of Maryland had abolished fresh-
men hazing, the freshmen drew up a set of rules
for their "betters" to follow. They included the
wearing of frosh pots by sophs, and the address-
ing of freshmen as "sir." The sophs replied by
calling the freshmen "spiritless amoebae" and
reviving the old system because the frosh didn't
like to be treated "like gentlemen !"
According to a well known professor, a co-
ed's vocabulary is smaller than the male stu-
dent's. But all she really needs are the four
small words: "You are so wonderful."
Students at Connecticut College demand half
royalties on examination papers which are sold
to humor magazines.
Once again at Northwestern University the
girls are trying to be true to their boys at
home by wearing yellow ribbons around their
necks to keep other suitors away. The boys
who are in a similiar predicament wear bands
of black crepe on their arms.

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