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0 H, SHAKESPEARE! Oh, Keats! Oh,
. Milton! Oh, noble gentlemen who
toiled away in days gone by to create the world's
literature. How you must shudder in horror, and
with a hopeless sigh turn over in your graves
when you look upon us, the earthly beings of today,
who took your place at writing the aspirations


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of the race.
The masters of old ist wonder at us - we im-
mortal creatures who dare to extend the poetic
license to the extent of making "glamour" rhyme
with "Alabama." The Bard of Avon must faintly
remember saying "What fools we mortals be," but
even now, wonders how it could possibly be so
Keats must pause to marvel if the sensous and
the imaginative feelings that enabled him to write
"Saint Agnes Eve" are the same that inspire mod-
ern lyric writers to discourse on "I Can't Dance
'Cause I Got Ants in My Pants."
The Blind Poet of England must wonder just
how far we are from Pandemonium as he looks
out with his all-seeing eyes upon a world that
appreciates little else but that.
Oh noble gentlemen of letters. We, too, marvel
at this monstrosity of "literature." We agree
that it is truly a crime against the gods, but
like Tiberius, we must say, "A crime against the
gods is for the gods to attend to."
Daly Capus Opinion
Letters publishe in this column should not be
construed as express g the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Aubnymobs contributions will be disregarded.
The narnes of compunicants 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.

Last June during Alumni Week at Princeton
University there was witnessed some- really
clever work on the part of two enterprising
freshmen. Every night as the old grads were
assembling for the customary Senior Singing
in front of Nassau Hall, and the. old. time
Princeton spirit was once more pervading the
atmosphere, these two yearlings appeared
upon the scene with a huge Yale banner. Na-
turally, a small riot ensued as the enraged
alumni and undergraduates gathered about.
With a great shout, however, the two fresh-
men announced that they were selling the
privilege of stamping on the banner at five
cents a stamp. Needless to say they made a
small fortune as the Princetonians fought for
the pleasure of putting Yale under foot,


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BflessingsFor War

Harvard undergraduates now eat under the
watchful eyes of a committee of 20 mothers once
a week, because the authorities feel they know
best what their sons like. The first reports said
that the majority liked spinach and plenty of it.
Steaks and chops were the most popular meats.
while New England boiled dinners, perhaps insuf-
ficient for strong Harvard men, were often left
untouched. states the Yale News.
Since this is the time for houseparties, here
is an appropriate contribution:
MONEY - Someone will always be glad to
pay for you.
LIQUOR - Someone has always more than
A FULL DRESS SUIT -You'd look queer
in it.
SHAVING --You never liked to shave any-
Of course all this holds true - if you are a
The interfraternity council at the University of
Wisconsin has adopted a plan with which the fra-
ternities must comply if they wish to be placed on
the accredited list.
The three main provisions are:
1. No house uarties above the main floor.
2. No Hell Week.
3. The selection of a house counsellor for each
chapter, whose duties will include the enforcement
of the two preceding regulations and the supervi-
sion of the general academic and financial stand-
ing of the fraternity.

By Gibson


BOOKS are the Ideal Gifts

The College Book Shop


Taxi Rates
IAnn Arbor.

America fifteen years ago had de-
cided its duty was to set an arbitrary rate for a
private industry, and then to prevent some corpora-
tions in this industry from selling their services at
a lower rate, the howl which would have arisen
from the people of that city would have blown the
constitutional guardians clear out of their official
But the nation has come a long way since then,
and where price fixing in restraint of free com-
petition was once a sin today it is a virtue. Here, for
instance, is the city of Ann Arbor about to pass -
apparently with only the slightest opposition-an
ordinance dictating to taxicab owners what they
must charge for their services. This is their rate,
fixed by the city's rulers after a confab with the
celestial gods, and the corporations can charge
no more and no less. If they do, they won't get
permits. The city reserves the right to put out
of business any taxi owner who wishes to give
the citizens of that city less expensive taxi service.
A pretty sort of a pass, indeed!
Now The Daily understands perfectly the atti-
tude the City Council takes toward any suggestion
concerning the city's welfare, particularly when
that suggestion emanates from a student source.
The Council does not like it, by gun! Suggest that
there might be two sides to a question and the
aldermen will think you are looking for a fight, or
you want to embarrass them, or you haven't got
anything else to do, or it's none of your business
anyway. Well, at the risk of getting all the nice
little aldermens quite perturbed, The Daily is sug-
gesting that the fixing of a minimum price for
taxi service is detrimental to the welfare of Ann
Arbor citizens. The reason for this suggestion is
simple. If a minimum rate is fixed, it will not
- obviously - be possible for any company to offer
taxi service at a lower rate. If no taxi company
can offer its services at a lower rate (as some of
them wish to do) it means that Ann Arbor citizens
and students will be neatly cheated by an asinine
A Wyoming farmer is suing fossil hunters for
$25,000 for alleged trespass: He claims 'an expedi-
tion of the American Museum of Natural History
trespassed when they exhumed 12 dinosaur skele-
tons and seeks a judgment.

To the Editor:
After hearing at the rally against War and
Fascism on the Library steps, Monday morning,
that, by a 3-to-1 decision of the four speakers,
all modern wars are a parcel of our profiteering
economic system and a robbers' struggle for the
plunder of the world's resources and markets, I
went to the Armistice Day services in Hill Audi-
torium to hear what was there to be said on the
same subject. And I heard something like this from
the three clergymen who in prayer and speech ex-
pressed their thoughts: honor the dead in the last
war for they died in the service of their country;
God withhold his blessing from all wars, except
defensive wars.
I had hoped that they would ask God to damn
the last as well as the next war. Instead, they
blessed both. From what is in the air about the
last war, I cannot understand how one serves
his country by taking part in something which,
to state the results of the last war, means the
destruction of 26 million lives, rendering over 40
million wounded, orphaned, widowed and home-
less and costing in money 350 billion dollars! And
at the same time laying the foundation for another
such carnage of greater destruction.
Was the last war tle people's choice and did they
call on these soldiers to give their lives for their
country? .
Listen to Herbert Bayard Swope, a great lib-
eral, "All wars are states of mind. It is rare - it is
never -that a nation is instantly galvanized into
the vast emotionalism that is needed in war - - .
Just as other constitutional provisions are ignored
in time of war, so, too, must there be an abridgment
of free speech, free press, free assembly and even
free thought. In no other way can a nation save
itself." Otherwise the nation might decide that
it doesn't want a war and since, as in the last
war; each dead soldier means a profit of about
$12,000 to somebody, how could the nation get
18,000 new millionaires, as it did in the World
But a "defensive war" changes all this, implied
Rabbi Heller. What is a "defensive war?" Is not
an agressive offense the best defense sometimes?
Secretary of State Kellogg in explaining the Kel-
logg Peace Pact to the Senate, spilled the beans:
". . . self-defense covers all our possessions, all
our rights; the right to take such steps as will
prevent danger to the United States. I have said
over and over again, that any nation has the
right to defend its interests anywhere in the
So I would conclude that these reverend gentle-
men, backed by the Army and Navy Club and
speaking to the assembled members of the R.O.T.C.,
gave their blessing to war in general. They made
their contributions to preparing the popular mind
for the acceptance of another war. In the words of
Martin Alexander Nexo, "When the mighty rulers
of the earth drink brotherhood with the Lord in
the holy sacrament of the altar and make their
own cause that of heaven - then the slaughter ir
impending." -M.W.E.
SAs- Others See It



A Washington

army of legislative recruits added to his New
Deal squad for the '35-'36' season, he must think
with wistful envy of the privileges which college
football coaches exercise so freely. If he only
could pick his team and bench the rest in blanketedI
silence on the sidelines it would be so easy.
But he can't at least not directly and simply.
The whole numerically top-heavy party squads in
House and Senate compose the team: He must play
them all or nearly all. If anyone is to be benched
it must be by persuasion and inducement, not by
presidential fiat. That is a last resort and at most
could affect only an individual or two "on the
hill." Yet it may prove the most important ar-
row in the Roosevelt quiver by January, or be-
N THE MEANTIME, efforts to gauge the span
of individual Democratic sentiment in the new
Congress on expected major moot questions soon
to confront it, disclose a bewildering diversity of
opinion. How so many clashing political philos-
ophies can find shelter simultaneously under one
arty tent is one of those mysteries of American
political methods that Europe never can under-
Not a great many Americans understand it, for
that matter. All Americans know of it, but most
wave their hands in futile gestures for lack of
words to explain these seemingly illogical and im-
possible intra-party schisms. To any foreign on-
looker it must seem certain that the huge Demo-
cratic congressional majority was destined to fol-
low the tactics of the rider who "mounted his horse
and rode off rapidly in all directions."
It might do just that but for several intangible
but highly important factors. One is the essen-
tial conservatism of the Senate. Not even popular
election of senators has yet broken down that tra-
ditional attitude, as clearly discernible perhaps
among Democratic senators from the south as
among Republican old guardsmen.
THE RULES of the two houses differ widely
just because of that inherent difference in
makeup as well as size. Senate party leadership is
a matter of persuasion, argument and compromise.
It is a grim and ruthless business of muzzling
minorities in the House, of denying floor recog-
nition except to leadership lieutenants in times
of crisis.
It takes courage, not mere good fellowship, to
be an efficient speaker. A few men have managed
to combine those qualities and their names will
live long, names like "Czar" Reed, "Uncle Joe"
Cannon, "Nick" Longworth and "Texas Jack" Gar-

"The Horsemen of the Steppes," consisting of
36 former officers of the late Czar's Imperial
Army, in a program of Soldier Songs, Church
Songs, and National Airs.


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Student Inactivity

A T TIMES, the absolute unconcernedness and
total ineptitude of the majority of the student
body in taking an active interest in those things
which concern them most is both astounding
and appalling in its scope.
Literally speaking, it takes a "kick in the face"
to awaken most of us to some of the things which
we allow to continue unmolested along their
way. It takes a pointed attack on some individual
organization to arouse us to come out and assert
ourselves, and even then with only a small meas-
ure of effectiveness.






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