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Established 189
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MANAGING EDITOR ..........THOMAS K. CONNELLAN
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR .............. C. HART SCHAAF
CITY EDITOR.........................BRACKLEY SHAW
SPORTS EDITOR...................ALBERT H. NEWMAN
WOMEN'S EDITOR....................CAROL J. HANAN
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liam G. Ferris, John G. Healey, E. Jerome Pettit, George
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Jackson, Louise Krause, Barbara Morgan, Margaret
Mustard, Betty Simonds
NIGHT EDITOR: A. ELLIS BALL
Fresh Viewpoint
In Reliion...
S TUDENTS who have difficulty in<
reconciling the traditional ortho-
dox dogma of religion with the newly attained
wideiing of thought which higher learning hast
supposedly brought them will welcome the In-l
stitute on Liberal Religion which will be held1
in the Unitarian Church this week.
Sponsored by the Laymen's League of that
church, which group includes some of the most
advanced thinkers among the university faculty!
members, the institute will attempt a solution
of this problem.
In arranging for the presence of Prof. J. Fag-
gington Auer of Harvard Divinity School, who
will deliver seven lectures and conduct discussion.
groups on topics which thinking students of re-
ligion recognize as important, the committee in
charge has done a real service for Ann Arbor.
Professor Auer is well fitted for the task, being
one of the leaders of the Humanist movement
in the United States. An expert exponent of this
philosophy, he is the author of the much-dis-
cussed book, "Humanism States Its Case."
It is a fact that a society without xiigion has
never existed, but today many are cming to
believe that religion should be based upon a sin-
cere appreciation of the facts and not upon re-
liance on outworn dogma. Charles A. Beard,
eminent historian, expresses a corollary view to
this when in his book, "America Faces the Fu-
ture," he says that "religious leadership can no
longer be content with evasion and vague piety,
save at great peril to the church as an institu-
tion."
Some students are aware that they face a choice
in beliefs. They realize the necessity for some

kind of religion but are often lost in their grop-
ing through timeworn doctrine. If the old and
tried methods have fallen down, the logical alter-
native is for these students to look for something
new. Any new idea in religion should appeal to
them .
Modern Humanism is comparatively new. Stu-
dents who are interested in finding fresh approach
to religion will be glad of this ample opportunity
to investigate this new concept of the importance
of the individual in the scheme of things.
Screen Reflections

new brush? If you have dandruff, or flees, or
even if you don't have any hair at all, you will
find it convenient. When you want to get rid
of your dandruff use the brush; if you haven't
got dandruff use it anyway and get dandruff and
then you can use it again and get your money's
worth!) "Duck Soup" isn't as bad as all that
but then you can't lay your finger on anything
these days.
Gracho Marx is ruler of Fredonia (there is
such a place by the way. Some time when you
are going through New York, if you go slow
enough, you might be able to see it. Great state
New York. What do you think of their new
mayor?) and he runs into Chico and Harpo, two
spies from Sylvania, and finally makes Chico his
Minister of War. Zeppo sings at the beginning
and then the show is off with a bang (Bang!) and
if you don't believe me, go and see it for your-
self; see if we care. (You bet we care.) Finally
war breaks out. (If you are troubled with break-
ing out why don't you settle it all a come out?
But wait until next vacation and then we can
all come) And then that something else again.
Funny is; the mirroir episode between the two
Gracho's; the court scene that ends in a dance;
the invitation to the theatre as given by Gracho;
the antics in front of the peanut stands and the
clever exchange of hats; and the presentation of
Gracho to the court of Fredonia.
The added attractions have kept up their new
high and the management has secured "20,000
Cheers for the Chain Gang" (good), a Betty Boop
cartoon (fair), a feature on several phases of
life, and the News reel, which includes the Colum-
bia ducking of Stanford. -R.E.L.
Musical Evtents
ORGAN RECITAL
MONDAY AFTERNOON
Chorale in D minor.......... ..Andriessen
Prelude and Fugue in A minor.......Bach
Rosace...........................Mulet
Pantomime .........................Jepson
Sonata on the Ninety-Fourth Psalm.. Reubke
M RS. MARGARET MAC GREGOR, a graduate
student of Professor Christian, will present an
organ recital in Hill Auditorium tomorrow after-
noon at 4:15. Mrs. MacGregor is an experi-
enced organist, having graduated from the Cin-
cinnati College of Music in 1921. While studying
here with Professor Christian after 1926 she was
his assisant. For more than three years, since
1930, she has been at the head of the organ de-
partment at Simpson College in Iowa. She has
won the reputation of being an unusually capa-
ble organist, with brilliancy of technique and con-
vincing style.
-S.P.
ampus Upinion
Letters published in this column should not be con-
strued as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous communications will be disrearded.
The names of communicants will, however, be re-
garded as confidential upon request. Contributors
are asked to be brief, confining themselves to less
than 300 words if possible.
SHERWOOD MESSNER
TO BE PRAISED
To The Editor:
It is not often that an undergraduate in the
University of Michigan offers such a splendid ex-
ample of courageous, honest and thoughtful
action as that of Sherwood Messner, President of
the Student Christian Association and a member
of the Undergraduate Council, when he recently
resigned for conscientious r e a s o n s from the
R.O.T.C. Moreover, rarely does an officer of a
campus Christian organization make a stand on
a real moral issue, such as this one on which Mr.
Messner has stood. Certainly 'stands' and actions
of his character constitute essential aspects of
adequate student leadership.
It will be distinctly encouraging to Mr. Messner
and others on the Campus who are contemplating
similar action that students in several other
American Universities are 1 i k e w i s e protesting
against the presence of the military organization
in educational centers, in this effective manner.
And perhaps no more succinct and worthy state-

ment of explanation could be made by any of
these 'men against the sky' than given by Ray
Ohlson of the University of Minnesota when his
'conscience objection' to the R.O.T.C. partici-
pation was recently sustained by President Coff-
man. He said, as reported in the Minnesota Daily,
"I can go on with my education now. I want some

and Currency Committee, is advice which if fol-
lowed will greatly strengthen the banks in the
confidence of the public.
Character, says the report, is to be emphasized
above the security of collateral. "The fundamen-
tal of every loan should be the character of the
borrower." The reason for this long has been
recognized in business: Money and the things rep-
resenting money fluctuate in value; good charac-
ter is a permanent asset.
The committee points also to several practices
which no longer should be countenanced in the
conduct of any bank. Loans were made obviously
for no other purpose than speculation in the stock
market. "They were made to clerks, stenogra-
phers, bank officers, salesmen and others whose
income was not sufficient to warrant any sub-
stantial credit." The day of the stock gambling
bank and banker must be over.
And equally to be condemned was the practice
of making the so-called "policy" loans. These were
made to judges of courts, referees in bankruptcy
and other political officials. The report says,
"Many of these loans are doubtful." All such
loans not only are doubtful, they are to be con-
demned unstintingly. The banking business is a
sacred trust relationship with the public. It
must be maintained upon the sacred basis of
honesty and good character.
A Washington
BYSTANDER%
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By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON- Many of President Roosevelt's
most recent diplomatic appointees are to
escape the dubious pleasure of telling a Senatorial
committee why they are the right men in the
right place and should be confirmed. They are on
their jobs and are to stay there.
They became "designates" automatically with
the convening of Congress, the recess status being
over. The business of looking into their qualifica-
tions will be conducted in their absence. That any
will be rejected is improbable.
* . *
AMBASSADOR BULTJTT, homeward bound
from his first contact with Moscow in that
role, is another matter. There was no serious talk
of attempting to prevent his confirmation; but
senators are eager to scan closely all the circum-
stances surrounding Roosevelt recognition of the
Soviet government. It seems likely that the rea
reason Bullitt planned to make a quick job of get-
ting his embassy going in Moscow was to allow for
his appearance before the foreign relations com-
mittee.
It would have complicated matters in the Rus-
so-American rapprochement if the ambassador
had settled on his job and then been compelled to
hurry home by Senate request. That might have
happened. It was better strategy to have him
available and let the business of confirmation pre-
cede his actual opening of the new embassy.
BULLITT should make an interesting commit-
tee witness. He has been in on Russian de-
velopments from the start, shared in the Litvi-
noff-Roosevelt conversations, has had opportunity
since recognition to be in touch with Soviet offi-
cialdom generally and must be primed now with
detailed ideas about what is to come next.
He is bringing home from Russia the first offi-
cial American report on conditions in Russia
since diplomatic relations lapsed.
It may be noteworthy that Senator Arthur Rob-
inson of Indiana has worked his way to the junior
Republican seat on the foreign relations commit-
tee. His attitude has been such as to insure as
complete an airing as he can compass of every
actual or implied commitment in the recognition
of the Moscow regime.
* * *
Farm States Rule
'HE senate foreign relations committee is cu-
riously under domination of western and
southern agricultural states. It has only two east-
erners, Wagner of New York and Reed of Penn-
sylvania, on its rolls.
By contrast it has both senators, in each case
one a Democrat and the other a Republican, from
Indiana, Wisconsin and Idaho. Minnesota, Illinois,
Kansas, Michigan and California as well as Utah
and Nevada and six southern states are repre-
sented.
That may influence the committee view of Rus-
sian recognition if new farm stuff outlets are in-
volved.

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day to teach others how
Signed:
Gordon B. Halstead.
Arthur L. Wood.
Francis Bennett.
Raymond E. Carrol.
Howard C. Busching.
K. S. Gill.
Lucy M. Cartozian.
Laurence E. Quinn.
William 0. Warner.
Gilbert Anderson, Jr.
R. G. Baily.
George E. Luther.
Charles Stocking, Jr.
Grace Farnsworth.
Dorothy Armstrong.
June Currie..
Barbara B. Hall.
Florence Hartsuff.

to live - not how to kill."
Paul L. Smith.
Jack Whitford.
Arthur L. Mansure.
W. 0. Thompson.
Royal E. Thompsom.
Barton E. Hiuser.
Edith Maples.
W. J. Wilsie.
K. B. Wood.
Israel Finkelstein
S. A. Kirk.
A. Neymark.
M. D. Perrin.
Lucile L. Poor.
Dorothy Goldsmith.
Paul L. Stanehfield.
William C. Levenson.
Arthur C. Wellman.-

Collegiate Observer
By BUD BERNARD
An engineering student at the University of
California walked up to one of his professors
and handed him a large bundle of assign-
ments. Noticing a sheepish look on the face
of the student, the professor asked suspi-
ciously, "What's all this?"
"These are my Mae West problem sets,"
explained the student.
"Mae West?"
"Yeah, I done 'em wrong."
The University of Virginia was defeated by John
Hopkins University in what is believed to have
been the first chess match ever contested via the
radio.
It took the students at Connecticut State
College to discover a new way of working
their way through college. They now demand
and get half royalties on all examination
papers sold to humor magazines. It took
those boys who pulled the wooden nutmeg
stunt back in colonial days to think up some-
thing like that.

Don't Trust
To Luck*'
Now is the time to rent
those vacant rooms for
next semester.
Classified advertising is
the best means of con-
tacting the student body.
Call 2-1214 or stop at
the Daily office in the
building on Maynard St.
CASH RATES
11c a Line
CHARGE RATES
15c a Line
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BANKERS AND BAD LOANS

Four stars means extraordinary; three stars definitely
recommended; two stars, average; one star, inferior;
nio star", staly away from it.
AT THE MAJESTIC
4..L141 "DUCK SOUP"

Bankers have been going through the hard
school of experience and doubtless the best of
them would admit that they had a lot to learn.
The part to be played by banks in the vast pro-

The idea, hat gir'ls re a in fspirationfofr a foot-I

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