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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2

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EDITORIAL STAFF
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MANAGING EDITOR...............WILLIAM G. FERRIS
CITY EDITOR ...........................JOHN HEALEY
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR ............RALPH G. COULTER
SPORTS EDITOR ...................ARTHUR CARSTENS
WOMEN'S EDITOR .....................ELEANOR BLUM
NIGHT EDITORS: Paul J. Elliott, John J. Flaherty, Thomas
E. Groehn, Thomas H. Kleene, David G. Macdonald,
John M. O'Connell, Robert S. Ruwitch, Arthur M. Taub.
SPORTS ASSISTANTS: Marjorie Western, Joel Newman,
Kenneth Parker, William Reed, Arthur Settle.
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Florence Harper, Eleanor Johnson, Ruth Loebs, Jo-
sephine McLean, Margaret D. Phalan, Rosalie Resnick,
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rion Holden, Lois King, Selma Levin, Elizabeth Miller,
Melba Morrison, Elsie Pierce, Charlotte Reuger, Dorothy
Shappell, Molly Solomon, Dorothy Vale, Laura Wino-
grad, Jewel Wuerfel.
BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 2-1214
BUSINESS MANAGER...............RUSSELL B. READ
CREDIT MANAGER ..................ROBERT S. WARD
WOMEN'S BUSINESS MANAGER .........JANE BASSETT
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS: Local Advertising, John Og-
den; Service Department, Bernard Rosenthal; Contracts,
Joseph Rathbard; Accounts, Cameron Hall; Circulaton
and National Advertising, David Winkworth; Classified
Advertising and Publications, George Atherton.
BUI3INESS ASSISTANTS: William Jackson, William
Barndt, Ted Wohgemuith Lyman Bittman, Richard
Hardenbrook, John Park, F. Allen Upson, Willis Tom-
linson, Homer Lathrop, Tom Clarke, Gordon Cohn,
Merrell Jordan, Stanley Joffe.
WOMEN'S ASSISTANTS: Mary Bursley, Margaret Cowle,
Marjorie Turner, Betty Cavender, Betty Greve, Helen
Shapland. Betty Simonds, Grace Snyder. Margaretta
Kohlig, Ruth Clarke, Edith Hamilton, Ruth Dicke,
Paula Joerger, Mary Lou Hooker, Jane Heath, Bernar-
dine Field, Betty Bowman, July Trosper.
NIGHT EDITOR: DAVID G. MACDONALD
The Mob
Spirit. .
THERE IS NOT a very great deal of
difference between- the mob which
grabs a freshman or sophomore and makes him
perform for its own enjoyment and the mob which
strings a man - either a 'white man or a Negro-
to a tree and shout hosannas while tke hanging
tnan kicks and gasps himself into eternity. It is a
different situation, certainly. One action is much
Miore serious and revolting than the other. But the
underlying psychology of mob action-of over-
Whelming power and unrestrained emotionalism
cracking down on a helpless individual - is the
dame in both cases.
The mob is many things; it is cheap, lawless,
brutal, defiant. But more than any of these the
nob is cowardly. It lacks guts just as completely
as it lacks decency, honor, and a sense of respon-
sibility. Take the individual out of the mob and he
).ill be beaten. He needs the support of numbers.
Ie is strong only in proportion to the size of his
gang.
Out of these mobs, grown in size but never
changed in attitude or actions, much of the world's
misfortune comes. Hitler is a mob product. So is
Huey Long. So are the innumerable charlatans
tnd shysters who infest the earth and make the
orderly process of living much more difficult than
t ought to be.
If there is one way to fight mob spirit it is by
ducation; if there is one place for that education
It is in a university. Manifestations of mob spirit
a very different spirit than class spirit- indi-
eate a lack of respect for Michigan and its tradi-
ions. The University-can hardly be expected to do
Anything but punish known participants in riots.

You're Men
Now, Boys. .
BLACK FRIDAY visited us last night.
University authorities who have not
forgotten the days of their youthfu indiscretions
look with favor upon, the recurrence of class spirit
that has evidenced itself this year.
Today is set apart for the fall games, and fresh-
men and sophomores are to meet at Ferry Field
to prove their valor. This is, or once was, one of the
most colorful of our University traditions and gives
an outlet for much enthusiasm in an indestructive
wa~.

right and are granted no unique privilege of de-
spoiling the grounds without consideration for
others to whom their appearance means much.
Freshmen coming to Michigan this year must
learn to discriminate between that which is daring,
challenging, but not destructive, and that which
is inexcusable vandalism.
A certain gain in maturity ought to mark the
transition from high school to college. One of the
best evidences of such maturity would be the
exercising of judicious discrimination in the matter
of inter-class warfare.
Have a good time, boys, but remember that class
feuds aren't the only things that count in college.
We'll keep your memory in print where its promi-
nence in relationship to other interests of under-
graduate life will be a little more just.
CampusOpinion_
Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous contributions will be disregarded.
The names of communicants will, however, be regarded
as confidential upon request. Contributors are asked to
be brief, the editor reserving the right to condense
all letters of over 300 words.
Mr. Vandenberg And Reform
To the Editor:
The FERA has been beneficial to the student
body for some time. The FERA reminds us of the
custom of family borrowing, which has been in
operation for a few centuries. It has enabled fam-
ilies to carry on, in their obligations, and to pro-
mote their welfare.
Recently, we hear the phrase "borrowing for
prosperity." The success and value of borrowing is
always when it is done for constructive purposes.
The borrowing for destructive or useless purposes
is a backward step.
The present government loans are promoted for
constructive purposes. Eventually all loans in this
emergency will return to the United States Treas-
ury, with interest, except the CWA. The CWA was
created to place money in circulation after nine
billions had been wiped out of the banks.
President Roosevelt's wishes are that the loans
may be directed and handled by those people who
are not merely political job holders, indifferent
to the New Deal. Unfortunately, many loans where
work relief is provided for the unemployed, have
and are being held up by being in the wrong
hands, for management. These people wish to
bungle things up so the citizens will want to return
to the Republican control.
This method of indifference and lack of sym-
pathy by politicians was inadvertently expressed in
Senator Arthur Vandenberg's speech at the Repub-
lican State Convention at Flint. He said he had
stood by many of the reforms of the. present
administration because he believed they were right
and he approved of social reforms. He said, "I did
not stand by the New Deal reform measures from
top to bottom." In the next statement he said
not one constructive measure had been passed by
the Democrats except the Depositors' Bank Insur-
ance Bill sponsored by Mr. Vandenberg.
Mr. Vandenberg acknowledged the reforms of
the New Deal, in which he says he took a large part,
then contradicted it by saying no constructive
measures had been passed, except the one he
sponsored.
The Depositors' Bank Insurance was first intro-
duced in William J. Bryan's campaign speeches of
1908.
The Depositors' Bank Insurance Bill was brought
up for consideration, for the first time, under
Franklin D. Roosevelt. The original bill was for
insurance of $10,000 of bank deposits. Mr. Vanden-
berg made an amendment to reduce the amount
insured to $2,500. In his speech at Flint, Mr.
Vandenberg said he had great opposition from the
President in passing the bill. He should have said
he had great oppositionfrom the President against
his amendment. Mr. Vanderberg has been in the
United States Senate for six years, without making
any pretense to social reform inclinations. He is the
same Mr. Vandenberg now, though with his Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde spirit he wants us to know
he likes social reform, yet he is out to stop the New
Deal in its entirety.

-F.S.G.
As Others SeeIt_
Progressive Seniors
EXPENSIVE CLASS DANCES have lo g been
prevalent at U.S.C. and U.C.L.A. Indeed, one
class dance last semester at one of the southern
institutions featured the music of Ted Fio-Rito
and Jimmie Grier! However, in the true sense of
the word, the dance was not a class dance, for
the price charged was prohibitive. Consequently a
select few attended the dance, and the majority
of the class stayed away.
In booking Everett Hoagland's 19 piece orchestra
for the-Senior Informal senior class heads realized
that this dance should be a strictly all-class, on-
campus function. One member of every couple had
to be a senior. The Gymnasium for Men was ex-
tensively decorated; a large crew worked day and
night before the dance in transforming the gym-
nasium into an attractive, gay nightspot. The ca-
pacity of the gymnasium is such as to permit the
staging of a real class function, one which 550
couples may attend without the congestion and
confusion that has existed at previous class dances.
Tables were placed all around the gymnasium
floor.
The Class of '35 is to be congratulated for the
progressive leadership it has shown by scheduling
an on-campus dance, and obtaining a first-class
orchestra to help make the Senior Informal the
outstanding social event of the year.
j -The Daily Californian.

CO LLEGIATE
OBSERVER
By BUD EERNARD
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following poem was
written, I am told, by the late Ring Lardner.
ANTI-ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT
Oh, when that boy of yours grows up,
And if you love him well.
Don't send the lad to Illinois,
He'll go straight to Danville.
He'll learn to drink just like a fish
And that's no idle lie,
Although Urbana's lid is on
And Champaign's "extra dry."
But give the boy a chance to learn,
Just send him to Purdue,
They'll teach him lots of math and stuff-
He'll never be a stew.
Or let him go to Michigan
And watch his morals grow,
For they have Sunday School up there
'Most every day you know.
And Harvard, too, would bring him out
From depths of darkest slime,
And make of him an angel bright
Long, long before his time.
According to many college persons, it pays to
use football tactics in this world. Look how nicely a
football sails along; and all it is is a bag of wind
with a stiff front.
"Dear Bud," writes B.B.L., "I notice by a
recent letter in your column that the Thetas
are said to need publicity. Hence my contrib."
RECIPE FOR THETAS
3 cups swell headedness
1 cup ambition
Timidity, the size of a walnut
1 ounce of imagination
Brains if available
Remove when it begins to steam and beat
until cool.
-Another Theta Admirer.
All of the freshmen at the University of Mary
land are required to work on the student newspaper
at least one day each week.

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A Phi Sigma Sigma at the University of Wis-
consin recently made the following remark:
"A sorority girl can be very sweet when she
wants."
A Washingtons
BYSTA NDE-R
By KIRIE SIMPSON
"HE MOST CONCISE and graphic statement yet
made of the "issue" involved in "New Deal" ab-
rogation of the "gold clause" in government and
private securities appears in a government petition
filed in the Supreme Court. It computes the aggre-
gation of such securities, "on the estimate of re-
sponsible persons," at from 90 to 125 billion dollars
Challenge before the courts of the constitutiona
validity of the abrogation of the gold repayment
clause, it says, involves solvency of citizens, indus-
tries, local governments, and even the national gov-
ernment, adding:
"Succinctly, -the issue is this: Are all thes
obligations to be discharged at a rate of $1.69 for
each $1 borrowed?"
On that formally-presented government view o
the vital importance of the question, the high court
is asked to lift the whole subject out of lower cour
jurisdiction for "a final and speedy settlement'
without awaiting usual procedure.
TJHUS COMES before the Supreme Court on gov-
ernment motion what may prove the ultimat
constitutional test of the very cornerstone of "New
Deal" policy. Whether a short-cut to that end as
desired by the government is taken, or the rou-
tine of appeal procedure delays final action, Pres-
ident Roosevelt's legal aides have said their say
through Solicitor General J. Crawford Biggs. on
what is involved.
The administration has invited this swift action
at a time when "New Deal" opponents are crying
"back to the Constitution" in the Congressional
campaign. In so doing, Solicitor General Biggs has
provided "New Deal" campaigners with unexpected
ammunition.
What better could they ask than the solemnly
uttered statement of the government to the highest
court that first mortgage bond owning lenders are
seeking to exact their "pound of flesh" from de-
pression-stricken borrowers to the tune of a 69-
cent profit on every dollar lent under a gold clause
obligation?
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INSPIRATION for the government move came,
however, from the RFC. It holds vast amounts
of securities of banks railroads, and other cor-
porate entities junior to first mortgage bonds. It
holds them in pledge for government reconstruc-
tion loans. The argument of the corporation is that
if the gold repayment clause in first mortgage
bonds is a valid and enforceable contract, the whole
reconstruction finance scheme would be under-
mined.
Should the high court grant the expediting ac-
tion asked, it is possible that its decision could be
handed down around the first of the year. The gov-

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Activities
The Fellowship of Hillel Foundation Zion Lutheran
Liberal Religion Corner East University and Oakland Church
(UNITARIAN) Dr. Bernard Heller, Director
Washington at Fifth Avenue
State and Huron Streets
October 28, 1934 E. C. Stellhorn, Pastor
5:00 P.M. - Family Hallowe'en service There uii he no services at the October 28, 1934
b ~Leagrue Chapel. Students are re-
(Beu te to attend the rnwming 9:00 A.M.-Bible School; lesson topic:
srvie a te lci u on Yrgatdona
''Witchese ehTodaye"loca" 'eDr "" j"'er "The Christian and His Bible"
"lll spek ron-l 9:00 A.M.-Service in the German
By H. P. Marley "Jwlanguage.
Buffet Supper follows. ''eovon and the Jews" 10:30 A.M. -Service with sermon by
the Rev. George Daschner on,
-- "What Shall I Do With
7 -6:15 P.M.--Meeting of all Jewish fra- Jesus?"
7:30 P.M.- Liberal Students' Union. ternity presidents at Dr. Bernard Su
Discussion on subject of October Heller's apartment. 5:30 Pp-Student fellowship and
programs, VALUES, led by Profes-Supr
s :309P.M.- -Kadish services at the 1:45 P.M. - Prof. Howard McClusky
orntGeorge B. Brigham and stu- Foundation. will address the Student Club."
dents.
First Methodist St. Paul's Lutheran
Episcopal Church (Missouri Synod)
State and Washington West Liberty and Third Sts.
StateC.aAndBWashingson
Charles W. Brashares, Minister DO NOT Rev. C. A. Brauer Pastor
- 10:45 A.M--Morning Worship: October 28, 1934
i"N EG LECT
"SUCCESS" 9:30 A.M.-Sunday School
Dr. Brashares YOUR 9:30 A.M.-The Service in German.
-the fourth subject in a series 10:45 A.M.-The Morning Worship-
entitled "What We Want." RE *IG jOUSSermon by the pastor:
3:00 P.M.-- Meeting of American and R E I lJ US
foreign students interested in In- "Why Hold a Grudge?"
ternational Student Forum. ACT IVIT IES5:0PM-Stdnsupr
6:00 P.1V. - At Stalker Hall -- Wes- 5:30 P.M.-Student supper.
Ilyan Guild worship service. "Re- 6:30 P.M.-:30 P.M.-Student Wal-
ligion as a Personal Matter." is the
topic chosen by Professor Roy W. ther League Bible.Class conducted
Cowden. This is the third in a by the pastor.
series of discussions on "The Place
of Religion in Modern Society."
Supper and fellowship hour fol- Welcome
lows the meeting.
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