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THE. MICHIGAN DAILY

SATURDAY, NOVEMB~ER 3, 1934

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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dine Field, Betty Bowman, July Trosper.
NIGHT EDITOR: ARTHUR M. TAUB

MR. FREDERICK B. FISHER, who
usedato be looked upon with consid-
erable awe when he was pastor of the Methodist
church here, is encountering even greater suc-
cess at his new pastorate in Detroit, telling his
parishoners the evils of the social, moral, religious,
political, educational. and other systems, as they
exist in the world today.
He started some weeks ago at the Central
Methcdist Church on Adolph, Hitler. Detroit papers
stated that he was pleasantly surprised to note
that on the occasion of his first discussion every
pew in the church was occupied. However, the
report continued, he was even more surprised
the next day when the morning mail was de-
livered, and he found that many of the parish-
oners didn't like Adoph Hitler and didn't care
to hear about him. They accused Dr. Fisher of
being a Hitler propagandist and some letters
said even nastier things.
Not to' be deterred, however, he kept up his
Sunday night discussions and we note that last
Sunday he forgot Hitler and told his audience
what would ensue "If I Were Dictator."
What Dr. Fisher would do if he were a dictator
is not an important issue at the present time.
nor are we especially worried about the danger
of his using his high position to break down
the well-known American ideals..
Dr. Fisher should rather be congratulated on
his ability as a preacher and his knowledge of
people. Already he has achieved popularity in his
new position comparable to that he held else-
where, and his name is one to be conjured with
in America's fourth city. As long as he retains
the knack of saying something unusual., his pews
will always be well filled and the future of religion
will be assured.
Dr. Fisher reminds us, to a great extent, of a
better-known Detroit priest, who made so many
friends by telling the people what was wrong with
the United States that he was able to build a
shrine from their contributions. Dr. Fisher, how-
ever, has a long way to go to approach the radio
priest, and he will find the competition pretty keen
now that his rival has returned to the air.
Campus Op inion
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.E

At the University of Holland, unique cusoms
govern the conduct of fraternity pledges. Each
pledge must have his hair shaved off and enter
the house by means of a window. Under no cir-
cumstances is he allowed to use a door.
Here's a lktter recieIved today in the form
cf a poem (? Di:idenitally it is signed Swecty
Pie.
A COMMUNICATION
There nw exists a situation
Ir.our estCZI mCi pubiaion
hchase get the rgiP acvcntualo0n
]Which brtngs upon it cendeaton.
For Bud Bernard's soe informnauion
We sink ourselves in mcc~Tn
And, it'r prl raediton
Propound Lb : lowa. dissrt ationi
It is our onl propugnation,
And thie forc gains our vinai'ation.
It seems to be your inclination
To laud with si camrnmkiion
A certain campus organzal ion
And get them into cirealation
Because of selfish ado i oan
And per-son-al infatuation.
Oh! Ferris, stop this usurpatirn
And go into confabulationI
And through a lit le artration
Please end this w-,adiniistradon
And give us our enanc pation
Can't take it huh?
The editor of -he University of Ma'yland pub-
lication evidently has a strange sense of humor.
He put a heavy black border around the names
of all the starters in one of that school's football
games.
A columnist of the Daily Illini, official publica-
tion, of the University of Illinois has stated for
several days now that there will be prayers for
students taking a certain examination. We might
try that here for those who are going to need
a little help from somewhere during these mid-
semesters.l
Add this to your list of definitions: Colle-
giatism: Putting eight nickels in a marble ma-
chine; being elated when you win a dime.
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Class Politics
A A Luxury.

W HY SHOULD campus politicians
spend their own and other's time
and money to elect men who have no qualifications
to offices which have no reason for being?
With the single exception of the treasurer, no
class officer has any duties whatsoever. The
treasurer's sole official act is to collect class dues,
which could be done far more efficiently through
the clerical departments of the University.
The president and secretary of the senior class
are sometimes chosen to remain as permanent
president and secretary of the class, but this is
not mandatory and quite as often as not others are
appointed. The officers of other classes have noth-
ing better to do than to smile sweetly for their
pictures in the 'Ensian.
Of all the numerous officials and committee
members elected or appointed at this time through
the machinations of our petty politicians, the
only ones who have any real duties or respon-
sibilities, are chairmen of the class dances. It is
not necessary or even advisable, however, that they
be selected by the present method of "dirty pol-
itics."
Undoubtedly we would be more certain of get-
ting efficient and representative men to plan and
lead our large class functions if they were ap-
pointed on a merit basis through a system of peti-
tions to the student governing body. The-merit
system has proved effective in other activities.
Why not employ it in choosing the chairmen for1
class dances?
Campus politics have absolutely no value except
as a collegiate diversion de luxe. The great ma-
jority of the student body has not the least in-
terest in the caucusing and campaigning, the
promising and counter-promising to which the
various groups of party leaders devote themselves
in an effort to gain something which is com-
pletely valueless at best.
If the empty offices were done away with and
men of real ability were appointed to do those
things which really must be done, perhaps the
super-abundant energy shown by campus politi-
cians might be devoted to something more nearly
of man-sized importance.
Mud is the favorite meal of natives living be-
side the Orinoco River in Venzuela. After a flood
they scamper down to the banks and roll the
sediment into small balls about the size of an
orange, which they subsequently dry in the sun
and eat at their feasts in bowls of sopn.

To The Editor:
In view of the recent agitation relative to the
exclusion of Willis Ward from the Georgia Tech
football game, it would seem highly proper to bring
to the attention of your readers recent discrimina-
tory action against the Negro race by the "liberal-
minded" and "unprejudiced" North, because many
tines in the Ward discussion the biased attitude of
the South was deprecated and often openly sneered
at as "medieval" and "unknowing."
But, North, how about the fact that none, of
the restaurants in Ann Arbor would allow the all-
Negro cast of "The Green Pastures" to eat in its
establishment? How about the fact that the cast
finally had its food provided by one of the local
churches? Members of the Ann Arbor Ministerial
Association, we understand, acted as hosts in a
laudable attempt to remedy the delicate situation.
Does the action of the Ann Arbor restaurateurs
constitute "hospitality?" Was theirs a warming
reception for the able cast of one of the great
plays of all time? Is this the "liberal" North? It
seems we Northerners who talk of Southern racial
discrimination should draw the shades in our glass
houses!
We might add, for the benefit of the Old Tories,
that neither of us is a Communist, a radical, or
an agitator, and neither of us is soured on society,
and both of us live in Ann Arbor.
-A. Ellis ball,
-Guy M. Whipple, Jr.
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ON THE HEELS OF THE White House-Bankers'
Association rapprochement. the house organ
of one of the big New York banks urges that if
there is to be more "reform" banking legislation,
"bankers should have a voice in the principles that
are laid down."
"They (the bankers) are better qualified by
experience and business background to devise wise
and workable laws than are members of our
law-making bodies who, in practically every case,
have not been engaged in this line of business,".
the article adds.
There is no denying the latter part of this ob-
servation, if one draws a distinction between big
and little banks. Memory does not recall the
case of a big banker in Congress, nor in appointive
Federal office recently with the exception of An-
drew Mellon. But looking over the biographies of
the senators and House members quite a way back,
it develops that a surprisingly large number of
chaps with small bank - country bank as opposed
to big city bank -- experience of some sort have
had a hand in shaping Federal banking laws.
IT COULD BE ARGUED either that - to big
bankers politics offered no alluring career; or
that in the nature of things such financial figures
were too remote from the voting public ever to
build up the necessary personal following to get
them into public office.
It does not seem to have been merely a case
of their wealth, of rich men per se finding the
road to the political heaven of high elective office
hard. There has been little to show that big bank-
ers even wanted to get in except perhaps to round
out in that manner otherwise highly successful
and profitable careers. The case of the country
banker has been quite different.
On the theory that bankers, presumably big
bankers are best fitted to frame wise banking laws,
at least one former president, the late Theodore
Roosevelt, would have risen in opposition. The
Bystander recalls hearing from Mr. Roosevelt's
own lips, in 1911, a whimsically put story of the
panic of 1907 during Roosevelt's presidency.
PARALLELING PRESENT DAY governmental-
efforts, handling that emergency presented
itself to the then President Roosevelt in the dual
form of recovery and reform. To arm himself for
reform recommendations to Congress once the
panic was ended by emergency action, the Pres-
ident sought the advice of the man he regarded
as the biggest American banker of that day.
What the President had in mind was starting.
work on some such measure as the Federal Reserve
Act which later grew out of that panic. He wanted
help in devising "wise and workable" banking.
laws to prevent future panics. To that end he
sought out his selected big banker three times, he
said. The first two meetings found the hnne

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Religious Activitiles

THE FRESHMAN ELECTION is over, and the
"office-putter-inners" can sink back and
enjoy a much deserved rest.
Political victors are receiving the congratula-
tions of their classmates. Losers stalk the campus
with sad smiles and an "I can take it" look in
their eyes.
The paradox which freshmen find it difficult
to understand is that election winners never win
and the losers never lose. Pushed into their
positions hy high-pressure Greek salesmen, the
successful office seekers have the cards stacked
against them in overcoming the historical prece-
dent which has decreed that all freshmen officials
pass into oblivion.
At least those who failed to round up enough
registration cards to be elected will be better
able to observe with something of a sense of
humor the coming political developments in their
class. Being merely bystanders, they will have
a chance of veiwing the parade with a certain
degree of detachment. It is always hard for the
man who slips on the banana peel to laugh
enthusiastically at himself.
The winners, on the other hand, will begin to
show the burdens of responsibility. Already they
have begun to cut unimportant lectures to plan
for brawls and to call important meetings at
which few but the officers show up-and some-
times not even the officers. It will all be very
serious.

The Fellowship of
Liberal Religion
(UNITARIAN)
State and Huron Streets
5:00 P.M.-
"Jefferson Costs a
Ballot"
-a view of the political arena be-
fore election.
7:30 P.M. - Emily V. White of Wom-
en's Physical Education," will
speak on-
"The Modern Dance"
First Methodist
Episcopal Church
State and Washington
Charles W. Brashares, Minister
10:45 A.M.-Morning Worship:
"Fellowship"
Dr. Brashares
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Hillel Foundation
Corner East University and Oakland
Dr. Bernard Heller, Director'
November 4, 1934
11:15 A.M. - Morning service in the
Michigan League Chapel. Sermon
by Dr. Bernard Heller-
"What Is Education For?"
2:30 P.M. - Class on Jewish Ethics
led by Mr. Hirsh Hootkins.
4:00 P.M.-Meeting of the member-
ship campaign committee at the
Foundation.
8:00 P.M. - Meeting of the Execu-
tive Council and constitutional
committees of the Michigan Stu-
dent B'nai B'rith.

Zion Lutheran
'Church
Washington at Fifth Avenue
E. C. Stellhorn, Pastor
November 4, 1934
9:00 A.M.--Bible School; lesson topic.
"Spiritual Growth."
9:00 A.M. -Reformation sermon in
the German language.
10:30 A.M. - Service with sermon on,
"Our Reformation
Heritage"
5:30 P.M. - Student fellowship and
supper.
6:45 P.M. - Student forum with ad-
dress on, "Luther's Translation of
the Bible;" by Rev. John Schmidt
of Detroit.

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St. Paul's Lutheran
(Missouri Synod)
West Liberty and Third Sts.
Rev. C. A. Brauer, Pastor
November 4, 1934
9:30 A.M.-SundaySchool
9:30 A.M.-The Service in German.
10:45 A.M.-The Morning Worship-
Sermon by the pastor:

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