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sentatives of the New Deal. Washtenaw County
voted 7 to 2 against the Democratic candidates.
Apparently Michigan voters feel that they didn't
get their share of the New Deal. Quick to place
such an interpretation upon the evidence, Federal
officials are reported planning to award work proj-
ects in Michigan to aggregate over a million dol-
lars during the next month. Perhaps it is only in-
cidental that this grant immediately precedes the
gubernatorial election which will determine a
strategic approval or rejection of the principles of
the present administration.
Control over public funds and public jobs is
a trust placed in the hands of public officers.
Ordinarily it has been the custom of the parties
to consider these trusts as part of the spoils, and
both jobs and funds have been, and are being,
distributed not to the best advantage of the cit-
izenry, but to gain the most political support for
the incumbent party.
If Michigan's share of relief funds is forthcoming
in no other way, she will have to be content
with these eleventh hour gifts. But, alas, the con-
sternation in high places if Michigan voters should
smile cynically at this old trick to gain political
patronage as they cast their ballots in November.
Faculty Members
Please Copy. .
T HERE IS A HERETIC in the ranks
of the faculty!
Meeting his class for the first time, the gentle-
man in question announced that there would be no
text for the course. After two months deliberation
over three possibilities, he told the bewildered stu-
dents, he had decided to give up all of them as
inadequate, inaccurate, or antiquated.
In all the history of higher education there had
been only three ways of meeting such a dilemma as
was his. The professor could (1) require the stu-
dent to buy that one of the books which was least
obnoxious and read the others in the Library, (2)
require the purchase of all the books in question,
or (3) write his own text, eliminating all unpleas-
ant details except the matter of cost to the student.
With all text books, and particularly those in the
social sciences, outliving their usefulness from a
point of time before their covers even become
soiled, and with the cost of red bindings what it
remains in these days of doubtful prosperity, the
student who is not rich must pray that he will
stumble into the courses of this new-found hereti
or of some other pedagog with an insight into the
state of undergraduate resources.
As Others SEit
A Time For Teaching
IT ISNOW an accepted fact that the University
enrollment for this semester will be larger than
last year, and it is possible that all enrollment
figures will be broken.
That is cause for rejoicing. The more education
that is ladeled out, the better our society will be-
come. That, at least, is accepted as a logical con-
But there is another angle that should not be-
There is a cause behind this increase in enroll-
ment and that cause should be explored. It shouldq
lead to an interesting enlightenment. A great num-
ber of those students who will increase the uni-
versity's registration figure this semester will do
so because they could not get a job and make a
living elsewhere. They can save a few dollars and
come to school, better themselves to a certain de-
gree, and when times get better, go back into the
world again.
Others will be here because they can get govern-
ment jobs and be partially self-supporting while-
at home they would be entirely dependent. They
will of course gain by the move. They will profit
by being here, and the university will profit by
the extra service it can afford the state by having
them here.
But there is one thing that should be driven
home to these "added" students, and that is an
explanation of the circumstances behind their
being here as they are --some with government
jobs, others because they cannot get profitable jobs
But they should know that they have been put

here by society that is not able to absorb them.
They should learn that to keep the enrollments of
educational institutions up to par the government
has had to appropriate an emergency fund. They
should learn that society has run itself into a non-
progressive circle and that for the past few years
has been on the downward curve of that circle.
They should learn that in this land of plenty only
very few have even enough. They should learn that
a maldistribution of our nation's wealth has made
it impossible for a vast number of their brethren
to get the education they are about to receive.
If they do not learn that university professors
will have failed in their duty; and the great good
inherent in the entire FERA program will be lost to
the whole of society. -The Oklahoma Daily,
The Last Line
IT WOULD CERTAINLY be nice if that caption
pertained to the long registration line in which
law-abiding students stood last Friday and Satur-
But it is certain that the only thing to cut short
the registration ordeal will be graduation.
It seems a shame that U.C.L.A. should so relig-
iously retain that archaic custom in bringing its
innocents back into the fold each semester. And it
is even more a shame that transfers from other
Universities ask if all U.C.L.A. life is as uncom-
fortable as the semi-annual herding.
These transfers invariably bring stories of reg-
istration days, or sometimes weeks in their former
Almamas. In other places they do it by mail, or
they do it by appointment, or they do it at
In addition to the physical discomfort. there


Here's a story coming from the Ohio State
An English professor at that institution called
a trembling frosh up to his desk, after the class
had been dismissed, and asked him in a harsh voice
whether he knew the essay he handed in was one
of Emerson's.
The boy turned white and said in a bitter
voice: "I got it from one of my fraternity brothers,
but I never thought he could be such a lowdown

Collegiate Observer

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A Theta pledge at the University of Illinois
recently asked a member of that house whether
a head of a sorority house is called a necker-
* *' * *
Louisville State College brings us a new angle
on how to pass examinations. Hot chocolate and
cake were served at a recent examination. But I
understand the students that flunked the test
alibied about indigestion.
According to a columnist on one of the Big Ten
publications the coach of their football team has
performed a miracle.
He's taught the varsity squad to count up
to ten.
* * * *
R.E.B. sends in the following poem (?):
Good morning, little rushlets,
A pleasant sleep I hope?
Eat drink and be merry
Wait'll next week, you dope.
The only difference, says a co-ed at the
University of Wisconsin, between a college
student and a miser is that the college student
isn't tight all the time.
A professor at Oklahoma A. & M: who is said to
understand the collegian's mind was lecturing to
his class on the stern necessity of getting to work.
"Why, when I was nine years old," said the pro-
fessor, "my father decided I ought to learn to swim
so he took me down to the river and tossed me in
and I swam out." From the back of the room came
a voice, "Yeah, but he probably didn't expect
you to."
* * * *
The boys at the University of Indiana used
to call a certain Delta Gam cinder -she used
to be hot stuff.



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Becoming curious about this kissing, the Daily
Northwestern checked up on the situation and
found that most co-eds are pretty much agreed on
the fact that no man, no matter how fine a
chap, deserves to have a kiss on the first date
with a girl.
We nominate this for the worst pun of the
week: A student at the University of Indiana
says- some Chinese students ought to be good
debaters, as tong wars are right in their line.
A Washington

The Latest
Gargoyle, Life and TimekA
allifor . . . . . . .


Pretty Lively
For A Corpse .


N RECENT YEARS efforts of the
Gargoyle's funnymen to put out a
magazine have often been far funnier than the
magazine itself. Clinging vaguely to an outmoded
collegiate style of magazine, the Gargoyle shrank
in size and in the esteem of its public until few
persons would even take a free copy except to read
the exchanges.
If the truth be told the Gargoyle ebbed so far'
that it finally had either to ebb out of the picture
for good or start the comeback that is proverbially
impossible. It chose the latter course and turned
over a new leaf at the beginning of last year.
The Gargoyle has not become a New Yorker
in one year. But its editors, dedicated to the task
of finding something that would make this skep-
tical campus look and buy once more, introduced
many new features and ideas, several of which
alone made it almost worth the cover charge.
More improvements are to be introduced this
year, first of which will be a monthly short story.
Not only does the Gargoyle need something of the
sort to give it more substantiality, but it has opened
a field of competition for budding young campus
authors, who have long suffered, and occasionally
remarked on, the absence of a local market for
their work.
To the campus at large now belongs something
of a stake in its erstwhile humor magazine. Should
its fickle fancy be tickled at what the Gargoyle
editors have done for it, many martyrs would feel
that they had not torn their hair in vain. They
might very easily go on to develop the magazine
further along the same lines, eventually assuring
their magazine of a rightful place under the arm
of every Michigan student who has 15 cents to
spend for a Michigan publication in that field._
Federal Government -.
To The Rescue. .
over $400,000 from one of the many
alphabetical associations located in Washington
in order that it may construct its long-proposed
sewage disposal piant.

DECISION of American Federation of Labor
leadership to call the roll before election of
Congressional and other candidates on such things
as the 30-hour week, old age pensions, unemploy-
ment insurance and other such controversial mat-
ters due for airing in the next Congress, marks
a definite change in federation policy. To what it
may lead, federation leaders themselves probably
do not know. The idea of questionairing all nomi-
nees in such specific fashion under threat of inter-
preting failure to answer as an anti-labor declara-
tion, to be dealt with accordingly, however, is en-
tirely new in federation practice.
Not many Congressional nominees can afford
to risk possible election-day consequences of a
failure to reply. As the situation now stands, there
is considerable embarrassment involved for admin-
istration supporters. The Roosevelt social reform
program for next winter still is in a preliminary
It is possible one object of federation leaders
was to force crystalization of that program into
tentative bills before election, in order to gather
commitments in advance among Congressional
THERE IS AN EVEN larger possible significance
to the federation's new move. That it repre-
sents an effort of the present federation leadership
-to meet the expected cry at the federation's own
convention for new blood and bolder policy at the
top, is hardly to be doubted. But it goes far
beyond merely attempting to consolidate ground
already won by organized labor under NRA or
otherwise. It lays down an organized labor plat-
form of future action.
Heretofore, the federation over a period of years
has stuck to a policy of non-partisanship in poli-
tics. It has been for its friends and against its foes,
regardless of what party labels they wore.
Having provided itself with a platform now, it
is not a far jump from that to nomination of labor
party candidates to stand on that platform.
HERETOFORE in this country labor party move-
ments have not flourished. The nation has
been too traditionally set in the old two-party sys-



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