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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

better the situation which offers them so much
.opportunity to be busy."
The following words of Professor Campbell might
well be engraved on a stone tablet to hang under
the clock in Angell Hall. "An intellectual life can-
not be developed in three hours of a 16-hour work-
ing day, when the social world in which a student
spends the other 13 is organized on principles
which are hostile to that life."
No Fish
Today. .
Today the editor has nothing worth saying.
Editorials will be run only when he has.
J OE CONNOR is editor of the Uni-
versity of Washington Daily, a
paper published by college students in Seattle,
Washington. Last week, in his sixth issue of the
school year, Joe Connor did what many another
editor, both college and professional has oftenI
wished he might do.
Under the masthead, in the space so traditionally
set aside for editorial comment, the Washington
Daily carried only the terse comments contained
in the box above. Below that, where nought but
opinion had ever trod before, brazenly stood a
common news story.
On the journalistic frontiers - in the smalll
towns and on school papers - editors have often
realized the futility of their none too authoritative
views in a fast-moving world that was more in-
terested in the news itself. Substitution of personal
editorial columns for formal exposition was the
solution for many country papers. But more of
them fought to preserve the old tradition - that a
certain space should always be reserved for edi-
torials, whether there was anythirg deserving of
comment or not.
Joe Connor has decided that he will no longer
write merely to fill space when he has nothing to
say. He is not interested only in keeping up
appearances. His readers will probably be glad tof
know that any editorials he writes from now on
will be the spontaneous outpourings of Joe Con-
nor's heart and, accordingly, worth reading.
Perhaps our readers, too, would appreciate it if
they did not have to wade through what was merely
written to fill space to find what was composed
for a cause. We admit that frequently there seems
little occasion for editorial comment, that often
we feel poorly prepared to render an opinion. We
may have nothing worth saying.
But shouldn't we have?
As Others See It
Bing Crosby Disgusts Princeton
PRINCETON at last seems to be gaining favor
with the Man on the Street. When the Para-
mount.Theatre boys in New York found that their
next picture was to be Bing Crosby's horrible "She
Loves Me Not," they started to do a little bally-
hooing. Over Times Square they put a seven-story
billboard on which they painted 60-foot views
of Bing and Miriam Hopkins entwining 20-foot
arms around each other and kissing each other onl
their yard-long lips for all the world to see. A large
Princeton banner, done in brown and white, pro-
vided suitable atmosphere. Underneath the pictures
was something about "Hear Singin' Bing as a Col-
lege Student at Princeton."
- Inside the fake marble lobby of the Paramount
it was even worse. One bronze statue had suddenly
become modest and put on a Princeton pennant as
a kind of loin cloth. Scattered around the walls
were various scenes from the show -more Bing
and more and more Miriam. Under all these pic-
tures were such epic lines as: "Oh, you Nassau
Man," "Miriam and the Dean of Princeton! "Hold
'em Dean!"
For once in our life we wished to hell we had
gone to Oglethorpe.
-The Daily Princetonian.
After attending college four years, the average
senior gives evidence of less culture than does the
freshman according to a recent study of the Car-
negie Institute. In the matter of vocabulary, some

seniors did not have the ability to work the simpler
crossword puzzles. (And these were not engineers).

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COLLEGIATE
OBSERVER

By BUD BERNARD
In an English class at the University of
Maryland the professor was unable to stay for
the class so he placed a sign on the board
which read as follows:
"Professor Blank will be unable to meet his
classes today."
Some college lad, seeing his chance to
display his sense of humor after reading the
notice walked up and erased the "c" in the
word "classes." The professor, noticing the
laughter, wheeled around, walked back, looked
at the student, then at the sign with the "c"
erased, calmly walked up and erased the "I"
in "lasses," looked at the flabbergasted stu-
dent and proceeded on his way.
*
Very shortly students at the University of Ken-
tucky will march to the polls to decide a mighty
problem. One ballot will read "I favor the continu-
ance of the present system on enforcing the fresh-
men cap rule. The students will either mark "yes"
or "no.
A junior P.L.K. sends in this poem to me
entitled:
MY PROBLEM
Say you do not love me dear.
Say you'll never see me more,
Say I'm fickle -- not sincere
And bar me from your door.
Say I'm out - there is another
Say you'll never be my frau -
But please don't say I'm just a brother-
I've eighteen sisters now.
For the benefit pf the sorority pledges who may
not know I'm printing the
JARGON OF THE PARLOR ATHLETE
Line plunge - this is usually a good way to
start the game.
Forward pass - must be well timed to make any
yardage.
Holding - no penalty if unnecessary roughness
cannot be shown.
Squeeze play - use this inside the twenty yard
line.
Time out - when ma and pa come home, when
there is no teamwork, or when both teams off-
side.
Interfering with the passes - this calls for time
out.
The old fashioned co-ed, says an A.E.Phi at
the University of Illinois, who stepped out
fit as a fiddle, now has a daughter who
comes home tight as a drum.
Outside of the dean's office at Creighton
University is a sign reading: "Get your grades
and pass out quietly:"
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By KIRKE SIMPSON
A LUSCIOUS MORSEL for the palates of statis-
tically-minded Congressional campaigners
dropped into the election hopped with publication
of the Bean report on farm versus factory net
income gains. It covers the quarter just ended in
comparison with last year and the '32 "low."
The conclusion of the AAA economic adviser and
statistician - Louis H. Bean, a career man in the
government, by the way, not a New Deal brain
trust recruit - is that the farmers enjoyed a 44 per
cent net upturn in purchasing power and the
factory worker a 45 per cent similar boost for the
period involved.
An interesting aspect of the Bean calculations is
the inclusion as farm income of the $133,000,000 in
AAA farm benefit payments now being sent out.
But for that, the farm showing in comparison
with the factory would have been about one-half
what Bean computes.

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Spectator On Fraternities
(Condensed from the Columbia Spectator)

JEROME B. HARRISON blundered when he wrote
an article on fraternities with such astonishing
boldness in the current issue of Jester.
This article, which will be remembered long after
the fraternity system is consigned to the junk-
heap, stated frankly what every opponent- of the
Greek-letter orders has repeatedly contended:
"The fraternity is essentially a snobbish insti-
tution.. . it is anathema to anyone with a message
or a Keen Sense of Responsibility."
For several hundred Columbia.Freshmen rushing
week begins today.
They must face the issues now which Mr. Har-
rison so indelicately raised. They must answer the
questions which he so acutely precipitated.
This is decisive of the trend: Yale, one of the
largest Eastern universities and Swarthmore, one
of the smallest, both about to oust Greek-letter
houses through the pressure of student indifference
an hostility.
* * *
This is not a mere Campus phenomenon. The
decline of fraternities is a dramatic reflection of
social currents.
Greek-letter houses reached their apex in the
era of "collegiateness" when college boys were
just that and nothing else. It was the mirror of a
soaring, expanding, speculative society. The matter
of jobs and salaries and security was safely rele-

latch-key opened the door to every Campus honor.
Why is the fraternity system crumbling today?
Precisely because the things which it stands
for are no longer compatible with a society which
is undergoing fundamental changes.
Freshmen who arrive at college in the -year 1934
must, whether they like it or not, think about
the things which Greek-letter houses so deliber-
ately smother.
They are here on the hard-earned, much-needed
dollars of families which have felt the impact of
the most disastrous economic crisis in our history.
If you are a congenital "snob," if you are inter-
ested in demonstrating your "social superiority"
over the fellow next door, if you are determined
to avoid any semblance of serious thought during
your four years of college, if in the year 1934 you
still regard college as "merely a place to dance,
drink, and dawdle, if you believe that you must pay
several hundred dollars to meet the people you
would like as friends -
Then join a fraternity.
If you came to college with the sober realiza-
tion that real sacrifices were being made to secure
an education for you, if you are aware that young
men do think and act today on problems which in-
timately concern them, if you are prepared to in-
vestigate the society in which you live and the

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