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THE MICHIAN DAILY

THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Published 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
and the Big Ten News Service.
MEMBER
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for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or
not otherwise credited in this paper and the local news
published herein. All rights of republication of special
dispatches are reserved.
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secondclass matter. Special rate of postage granted by
Third Assistant Postmaster-General.
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$1.50. $During regular school year by carrier, $4.00; by
mail, $4.50. .
Offices: Student Publications Building, Maynard Street,
gAnn Arbor, Michigan. Phone: 2-1214.
Representatives: National Advertising Service, Inc. 11
West 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. - 400 N. Michigan Ave.,
Chicago, Ill.
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 0. Macdonald,
John M. O'Connell, Robert S. Ruwitch, Arthur M. Taub.
SPORTS ASSISTANTS: Marjorie Western, Joel Newman,
Kenneth Parker, William Reed, Arthur Settle.
WOMEN'S ASSISTANTS: Barbara L. Bates, Dorothy Gies,
Florence Harper, Eleanor Johnson, Ruth Loebs, Jo-
sephine McLean, Margaret D. Phalan, Rosalie Resnick,
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Clark, Clinton B. Conger, Sheldon M. Ellis, William H.
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Raymond Goodman, Morton Mann.
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Helen Diefendorf, Marian Donaldson, Elaine Goldberg,
Betty Goldstein, Olive Griffith, Harriet Hathaway, Ma-
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 Rothbardi; Accounts, Cameron Hall; Circulation
and National Advertising, David Winkworth; Classified
Advertising and Publications, George Atherton.
BUSINESS ASSISTANTS: William Jackson, William
Barndt, Ted Wohlgemuith, 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 Cowie,
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: THOMAS E. GROEAN

THE FACT that students are pro-
hibited from driving cars is prob-
ably an unrefined blessing for the traffic author-
ities of Ann Arbor. The fact that students don't
drive, however, should not 'give license to others
to disregard all traffic laws in a mad' scramble
to see who can get through this fair city in the
shortest possible time.
In recent years there has been little or no en-
forcement of common traffic regulations, such as
those governing speed and stops at through traffic
intersections, especially in outlying sections. Many
existing laws are ridiculous holdovers from the re-
mote touring car era and others are discommodious,
but some laws must be laid down and looked
after if the streets are to be kept safe.
Strangely enough, in view of the laxness of en-
forcement. Ann Arbor has had very few traffic
accidents. As long as that was the case, there
was no need for further obnoxious rules and reg-
ulations.
Within the fast week two accidents have occurred
at the intersection of Baldwin Avenue and Cam-
bridge Road. The second, involving a city bus and
a private car, caused the injury of eight persons
- all, as it happened, students. Four were injured
seriously and are now in the hospital. Four others
received treatment and were released. Five more
were lucky to get off with a shaking up. Consid-
ering that there were almost a dozen persons in the
overturned bus, the results might easily have
been much more unfortunate.
If the intersection of Baldwin and Cambridge
is, as is indicated, an inherently dangerous cross-
ing, it might be a good idea to do something about
it before a more serious or fatal accident has to
prove it. "Stop" or "slow" signs on one or both
of the streets might be taken lightly, but prob-
ably they would at least serve to slow up approach-
ing cars sufficiently to avoid collisions.
A policy alternating between militant enforce-
ment campaigns and utter laxness is much more
costly than steady watchfulness.
When potatoes were first introduced in Europe
by the Spanish conquerors, they were grown as
flowering plants only. The Irish were the ones
to establish them as an important source of food.
There has been a movement on foot for almost
a year to abolish football at the Baltimore insti-
tution.
Campus Opinion
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.
Too Much Emphasis
To the Editor:
When a member of your staff asked for my
comment at the end of the interesting sessions of
the University Press Club Saturday, I endeavored
to make a mild statement in defense of newspapers.
Our time was very short, and it is not sur-
prising that the interview printed Sunday, while
accurate in the main, was a bit over-emphatic
in one detail.
In referring to one of the principal addresses of
Friday afternoon, I said: "In his fine talk on Ger-
many, Professor Pollock stated that the German
press is the mouthpiece of the government, as the
American press is the mouthpiece of big business.
While Professor Pollock probably did not mean that
literally, the view is not uncommon in University
circles."
I do not recall saying "that view is erroneous"
as I had no wish thus to challenge Professor Pol-
lock's statement.
Your reporter made a conscientious effort to
report faithfully what I said. My present concern
relates chiefly to the propriety of my speaking
on the issue of the integrity of newspapers while
a guest of the University.
-V. V. McNitt.
'Dukes,' The Perfect Fraternity

To the Editor:
We would like to submit to your liberal columns
an outline of our solution to the fraternity problem
in the large American universities.
We are a group of sincere, upright, fair-minded
students gathered together under the fraternal
name of "Dukes."
The noble purpose of the Dukes is to lift fra-
ternity life to a higher plane. We are not in
sympathy with the critics of fraternities who
attack from the outside with no constructive alter-
native to offer. Sound building must alway be
from within. With this in mind we have set out
to build the perfect fraternity -with all the good
advantages of houses now on campus and with all
the disadvantages eliminated.
Our present 22 members will go about their fra-
ternal duties with hands on shoulder in solid
phalanx, lifting their manly voices in joyful song.
Glory to the D.K.U.! This is an example of bor-
rowing a good idea.
On the other hand we will abolish all dues and all
paddling - both undignified and un-Michigan. We
are sure this will appeal to hundreds of those
now outside fraternities - and inside.
We will have no borrowing of clothes or of
dates. There are many other features to be added
-we would like to take this opportunity through
the columns of The Daily to invite suggestions of
features to incorporate in this perfect fraternity
- or of glaring faults now existant which we must

COLLEGIATE
OBSERVER
By BUD BERNARD
Enrollment at the University of Kansas this
Year provided many a laugh to, those who are
still in a good humor. One lovely co-ed after
running the gauntlet of registrars was con-
siderably worried. Rushing up to her faculty
advisor, the youthful miss exclaimed: "Would
you please look over my card? I'm afraid that
I have too much religion."
Professors at 4he University of Wisconsin are
denying an assertion made by a member of the
Daily Cardinal that "apple polishing was an effec-
tive way of gaining grades." The article conveyed
the impression that college professors are suscep-
tible to the "cheapest and most obnoxious kind
of flattery." The professor retorted that "students
making periodic calls on their instructors with the
intention of ingratiating themselves are simply
regarded as nuisances."
A professor of economics at Yale University
made the following statement recently: "Many
students are like coffee - 98 per cent of the
active ingredient has been removed from the
bean.
WASTED TALENTS
1. The apple-polisher who goes to see his pro-
fessor after the grades are in.
2. Kiss-proof rouge on a feminine Phi Bete.
3. When you took your lady friend to your dance
and she forgot to take you to her's.
4. To make eyes at your fraternity brothers
"heart."
5. For a tall boy to brush his lapel before going
to a dance.
"Pre.fessors," says a student at the Univer-
Eity of Maryland, "sometimes get dizzy ideas
in an effort to. make your grade curves come
out properly."
Freshmen at the University of Cincinnati are
said to have gradually become taller and heavier.
After graduating, however, seniors will continue
to feel smaller and smaller.
Here's a pet tongue twister from a speech class
at the University of California. If a student gets
through this one without biting his tongue he can
qualify to take the course:
"Theophilis Thistle, a successful thistle sifter,
in siftigi a sievefil of unsifted thistles, thrust
three thousand thistles through the thick of his
thumb; new, if Theophilis Thistle, a successful
thistle sifter, in sifting a sieveful of unsifted thistles
thrust three thousand thistles through the thick
of his thumb, see that thou in sifting a sieveful
of unsifted thistles thrust not three thousand
thistles through the thick of thy thumb."

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Lament For
Learning.

DUSTY HALO still clings to the
idea of "working one's way through
college."
A graduate of Michigan stopped by to visit
the other day. He was bitter. "The finest four
years of my life, those. . . All the memories I carry
from my college days are those of rushing to classes
unprepared and perspiring from standing over a
hot sink, late hours cramming for exams, and a
general feeling of fatigue and frustration. And now
I've finished. I neither learned my academic work
well, nor materially expanded myself."
It's too bad, we thought. He has paid a high
price for his education. And yet, our recent finan-
cial squall and the Federal appropriations to stu-
dents have resulted in over half of our student
body working to support themselves either in whole
or in part. Is it possible, we ask, that over half
our students are of the same frame of mind - who
feel that they are being deprived of the best part
of their college life?
No! cry the old guard. Working brings respon-
sibility; it insures a proper perspective toward a
life of reality that the students would overlook in
the artificialities and theories of college life; it
makes one realize the value of an education.
Maybe so. Perhaps there are some among us who
need to be taught the value of an education, some
who need to know what it means to sweat eight
hours a day at a laboring job. Maybe so, but college
cannot presume to expand the intellectual life of its
students who are weary, bitter, unreceptive.
College is a full-time job. More than that, it
is a life - a new way of living. For many it opens
the joy of an intellectual life; for most, we admit,
it is little but a social concourse. But to condemn
those who want to walk with Plato to a fleeting
and unsatisfactory glance at him because they
have to spend half of their valuable time at labor
is a tragedy.
What remains then? Are we to subsidize brains?
We do now, in a large measure. And surely those
who find that they must work ought to step up to
the job without any self-pity or wasted sympathy.
But the old conception that it is glorified and hon-
orable to work one's way through grows shabby
in the living of it.
Only two of the 158 graduates of the class of
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By KIRKE SIMPSON
IT DEVELOPED, even before election day, that
the '34 congressional campaign was to be a
record-breaker in a novel respect. It cost less.
The indicated aggregate expenditures of both
major parties were somewhere around one-half
million dollars. Even in 1930, party campaign out-
lays ran to nearly three times that figure. The
last presidential campaign money output was five
times as great; the '28 show cost $10,000,000,
some of it still unpaid party debts.
There is a lesson in enforced election economy.
Will it lead to permanent low-cost campaigning?
Probably hot. It probably will not even impel a
reduction in the statutory permissible expenditures
by Senate and House nominees for election pur-
poses.
HIS YEAR, as never before. it was "good poli-
tics" for candidates to make campaign docu-
ments out of their expenditures reports to Con-
gress. With millions of folks on public relief rolls,
a showing of great expenditures to obtain office
would have provided opponents with a ready-made
battle cry. Let normally good times return, how-
ever, and the ready flow of campaign contributions
probably will be resumed. Election costs can be
expected to go bounding up.
In a few cases, very wealthy men have won their
w'ay into high office by refusing to back their
own subsequent re-election campaigns with dol-
lars of their own. Since the Senate particularly be-
came aroused over campaign expenditures to the
point of maintaining a virtual standing committee
for investigation of that subject, every reason for
men of wealth to avoid even the appearance of
buying their way in has existed. Yet, even where
the motive of abstaining from big personal con-
tributions to their campaigns nas undoubtedly
been wholly sincere, it sometimes has proved a dan-
gerous procedure.
There was one Senate case not long ago where
that policy by an incumbent who refused to spend
anything whatever on his re-election campaign,
merely resulted in turning him out regardless of
long public service in his state.
pRELIMINARY REPORTS from congressional
candidates this year showed a strong desire
to exhibit expenditures well within the, totals,
usually modest totals at that, of contributions
received. Whether the final accounting, which'
would come after the fact and when the gesture

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