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Emphasis On
The Human Side...


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Publislied- every morning except Monday during the
University year and Summer Session by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.
Member of the Western Conference Editorial Association
Alndl the Big Ten News Service.
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-= 1934 1935.-
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WOMEN'S EDITOR ..... . ........... .ELEANOR BLUM
NIGHT EDITORS: Paul J. Elliott, John J. Flaherty, Thomas
E. Groehn, Thomas H. Kleene, David G. Macdonald,
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Shappell, Molly Solomon, Dorothy Vale, Laura Wino-
grad, Jewel Wuerfel.
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DEPARTMENT MANAGERS: Local Advertising, John Og-
den; Service Department, Bernard Rosenthal; Contracts,
Joseph Rothbard; Accounts, Cameron Hall; Circulation
and National Advertising, David Winkworth; Classified
Advertising and Publications, George Atherton.
BUSINESS ASSISTANTS: William Jackson, William
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IHardenbrook,' John PArk, F. Allen Upson, Willis Tom-
linson, Homer Lathrop, Tom Clarke, Gordon Cohn,
Merrell Jordan, Stanley Joffe.
WOMEN'S ASSISTANTS: Mary Bursley, Margaret Cowie,
Marjorie Turner, Betty Cavender, Betty Greve, Helen
Shap land, 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.

many hesitate about entering the
University is a vague fear that it is too large, that
two many students come here, that there is no
personal touch and little chance to get acquainted
or to make friends.
The human bent for companionship is natural.
And if Michigan were like many believe, it would
not be a good place in which to pursue one's
higher education.
But Michigan is not like it is sometimes pic-
tured - not a huge, cold, impersonal institution.
There is a personal touch, and there is a chance
to get acquainted and make friends.
No better example of this can be cited than
Dean Bursley's freshman luncheon club. For the
past several years the dean of students has
invited a group of freshmen to lunch with him
at the Union once a week. In these meetings
he has not only acquired their friendship and
understanding for himself, but other faculty men
have been invited in to talk over various problems
with the first year men.
These luncheon gatherings cater to no group
or sect. Fraternity men mingle with independents.
Liberals exchange views with conservatives. The
boy from Maine finds out what the boy from
California is thinking about this business of going
to college.
The clubs offer a representative cross-section of
the freshmen men. Certainly a real chance to
get acquainted and make friends is available to
This idea has been recognized in other campus
organizations as well, but there is always danger
that its possibilities may be lost sight of on a
campus where so many contacts are of necessity
~As Others See It

We Can Take It!

THERE HAS LONG been a growing feeling among
the general public that the college youth of
today is soft, that he has been reared in the lap of
luxury and can no longer take it like his grand-
pappy did. But Sunday morning several hundred
of our collegians will be able to testify that grand-
pappy was a piker. Griandpappy may have risen at
dawn, hiked twenty miles westward, slain six In-
dians with his bare hands, and chopped five cords
of wood as part of the day's work, but grand-
pappy got off easy; he never went to Open House.
Hundreds of physical wrecks, once able-bodied
college men, shudder when they think of the ghast-
ly ordeal to come. They start, light-hearted enough
on the surface, but with an undertone of grim
foreboding. The first house. The gay lights. The
smiling faces of the new and charming pledges. The
good partner in the first dance. The second house.
The third house. The fourth house. The growing
feeling of weariness. The strained smile. The
too-bright lights. The now mechanical-sounding
piano, and the same tune, heard for the thou-
sandth time. The girl with the giggle. The girl
with the bony knees. The girl who looked like Kate
Smith and danced like Carnera.
The fifth house. The sixth house. The seventh
house. The dull, agonizing ache, spreading from
the big toe up to the middle of the spine. The ex-
cruciating agony when 200 pounds of dainty fem-
ininity drives a French heel into your arch. The.
names you never can catch. The piano, now remi-
niscent of a pile-driver. The dance floor suggest-
ing the Black Hole of Calcutta.
The long, long grind from the Tri-Delt down to
Alpha Phi. The brief freshner in the Side. The de-
termination to do or die. The feeling that it will
be die. The next house. The crawling minutes. The
nauseating blur of lights, music, and banal con-
versation. The creeping numbness. And then, Glory
be, the last house. The dances, eons long, and at
last, the hurried farewells and the cool night air.
The determination, (hang the expense!) to take a
taxi to your own house, four blocks down the
street. The last staggering rush up the front walk;
and then (oh joy, oh miracle!) the bed.
Just the same, though the morning after reveals
mangled feet and shattered nervous systems, the
sufferer will consol himself by remembering that an
ordeal like this builds character, and that those
who have been through it together will retain for-
ever a strong bond of comradeship.
--Oregon Daily Emerald.

This really happened at the University of
Washington when the professor was attempt-
ing to arrange the class alphabetically by
having the students call out the first two let-
ters of their names. One co-ed is to be looked
upon with pity. She said, "I'm B-O, where do I
*a * * *
The senior class of Dartmouth University re-
cently endorsed three curriculum reforms: A course
in marriage, abolition of the present marking sys-
tem, and unlimited cuts for all.
Ida Wanna offers the following:
Breathes there a man
Around this school
Sufficiently restrained
And cool
Enough to limit
His demands
And say "Good-night"
Just holding hands.
Who has the decency to wait
Until at least
The second date
To reach the warm
Romantic state
And give a girl
Some preparation
Before expecting osculation
At least an hour
In duration?
If such there be
Go mark him well;
I'll date the guy
Though he looks like hell!
*' * * *
Here are a group of rules for writing to a co-ed
from one who knows at Tulane University:
1. Don't get too personal with one co-ed.
2. Be careful what you write, for remember that
your letters will probably be little more than a
bulletin board.
3. Get in the right mood for the kind of letter
you want to write.
4. Never answer a co-eds letter; make her answer
5. Use college stationery.
is by far the most important rule and the hardest
to do.
A B.M.O.C. .at the University of Maryland
was recently seen walking around the campus
with a dejected and pathetic look on his face.
When asked what ailed him he said: "Even my
best friend won't tell me - so I flunked the
A Washington
IF WASHINGTON'S CORPS of experienced polit-
ical onlookers have it right, the first Tuesday in
November isn't going to see anything finally de-
cided as to future national economic and sociol-
ogical policy.
They expect a popular endorsement of recovery
and relief efforts of the Roosevelt "New Deal" ad-
ministration on a scale likely to prove more embar-
rassing than helpful to the White House. They
cannot read into the Congressional campaigning
any clear-cut issue of permanent reform on which a
mandate from the "pee-pul" can be claimed.
This analysis of the political situation on the ele
of the elections bears fruit among the news com-
mentators in such descriptions of the contest as
"colorless," "one-sided," "foregone conclusion." In
fact the campaigning is splashed with unprece-

dented coloring. But these highly impressionistic
touches on the national campaign canvas have no
inter-relation, no common hue or kinship in pat-
HOW, FOR INSTANCE, can the astounding
Upton Sinclair candidacy in California be
hooked up intelligently with the Lehman-Moses
gubernatorial race in New York, the La Follette
last-ditch effort to hold the Progressive lines in
Wisconsin or that strange Reed-Pinchot vs. Guf-
fey-White House Senatorial affair in Pennsyl-
vania? It does not seem to make much sense unless
viewed as old-fashioned party expediency tactics.
It was that which gave rise to the old saying
about politics making strange bed fellows. The
spectacle of La Guardia, fusionist mayor of New
York and self-gagged on politics within that state
due to G.O.P.-inspired intra-party maneuvers for
his election, going out to aid LaFollette G.O.P.
party enemy No. 2-- (No. 1 is George Norris) - in
Wisconsin, is just of a piece with all the rest.
EVIDENCE INDICATES that White House cam-
paign strategy plans underwent a decided
change at a given point in the contest. While Pres-
ident Roosevelt's parting message to the present
Congress at least implied that a program of for-
ward-looking social legislation would be evolved
about September and put out to give his supporters
in all parties a chance to make affirmative fights,
nothing of the kind happened. The talked-of legis-
lation program conferences with party leaders
in Congress failed to materialize; the new social
program still is in the making and nobody in au-
thority talks about it.
The point where that happened in the cam-



the Warning
)f Huey Long

IT IS TIME that the intelligent sec-
tion of the American people took,
Huey Long for a very serious threat to American'
traditions and ideals that he really is. No longer
is it possible to laugh off the Herr Fuehrer of
Louisiana as a bumptious, bragging bully whose
peculiarly vulgar characteristics appeal only to
the moronic underworld .of the canebrakes.
This Huey Long has become a figure of no mean
consequence in American public life, and it is
quite possible that, with the passage of the months
and the continuance of our present economic
inequality, he will grow as a leader of the dis-
contented elements - and many of these elements
have' a righttobe discontented in all America,
North and South, East and West,
Look at last Saturday's jaunt to Tennessee. "He
reached Nashville," the Associated Press reported,
"in a sweep across Louisiana and Mississippi and
western Tennessee where folks stood at stations
all along the way shouting and waving at him.
Farmers stopped work in their fields to lift their
hands in salute." A true Caesar of the hookworm
belt, this 'Huey Long!
Huey's program is simple. He would "redistribute
the wealth." He would take "money" away from
the rich and give it to the poor. Whether Huey
is sincere or not, this is a program of straight for-
ward attraction to the underdog. There IS an in-
equality of the control of wealth in America. There
IS an inequality in opportunity for American
citizens. Huey knows it. He is a wise and clever
enough demagogue to use for his own advantage
this dissatisfaction with what has happened to the
American dream. If he should ever ride into the
White House (and there was a time when people in
Germany pooh-poohed Hitler) he would keep his
promise. Huey Long knows how to take care of his
own people.
Huey Long is the alternative for Franklin Roose-
velt. Take one or take the other. Let the heartless
inequality of American life be remedied by slow, ju-
dicial intelligence or let it be abolished in one
flaming revolt by a blubbering ass of the barn-
yard and out house. Old Guarders will not like the
choice, but the capitalist-democratic system as it
has developed in America will either be saved. by
Roosevelt through honest attempts at restoring the
original American conceptions of an equal chance
or it will be smashed into oblivion by Long. The

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Is The Honor Worth It?,

FRESHMEN AND OLDER students as well will
soon enter that annual period in college life
-which might be termed, "The Joining Season,"I
when honorary, professional, and social organiza-
tions begin to prey on college pocketbooks in .the
guise of "conferring honors." The Crimson-White
wishes to take this opportunity to warn all of those
who do not understand, or who have a mania for
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such activities, to look twice before laying your in-
itiation fee on the line.
There are no doubt many worthwhile organiza-
tions scattered throughout the maze on this cam-
pus. But, there are also many, a preponderance in
our opinion, which are not worth the paper it takes
to write their names on. When the individual is
informed that he has "made" or been elected to an
organization, he should control his ego long enough
to investigate and find out whether membership
is worth the price. There are many clubs on the
campus which meet twice a year; once to pick the
suckers and once to initiate them. True, to this
number may be added an annual tea dance.
Also both prospective and present members
wouldl do well to find out just where initiation fee
and dues go to once they are handed over to the
treasurer. whether he be local or national. One iron





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