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_ THE MICHIGAN -DAILY

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MANAGING EDITOR.............WILLIAM G. ERRIS
CITY EDITOR........................JOHN HEALJEY
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. Klene, David G. Macdonald,
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Florence Harper, Eleanor Johnson, Josephine 'McLean,
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Solomon, Laura Winograd, Jewel Wuerfel.
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Paula Joerger, Mary Lou Hooker, Jane Heath, Bernr-
dine Field, Betty Bowman, July Trosper, Marjorie
Langenderfer, Geraldine Lehman, Betty- Woodworth.
NIGHT EDITOR: COURTNEY A. EVANS
Let's See What
The Students Think .. .
THE UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE on
Student Conduct will today have
presented to it by President Rufhven the plan for a
new all-campus Men's Council conceived by thef
Student-Faculty Relations Committee of theI
Michigan Union and signed, sometimes with en-
thusiasm and more often with doubt, by the
presidents of the Michigan Union, the Under-
graduate Council, the Interfraternity Council, and
the managing editor of The Daily.
Before the University committee, which is
composed entirely of faculty members, comes to a
decision upon a matter concerning students as
thoroughly as student government should, it
ougt at least to make an effort towards finding
out what the students themselves think of this
plan. No such effort has as yet been attempted.
The Student-Faculty Relations Committee is com-
posed almost entirely of Union members and fac-
ulty men who are very closely connected with
the Union. It is this group's plan. It is not the
spontaneous plan of the Michigan student body.
It is not even the plan of the established and rec-
ognized organization of student government.
The Daily believes that this suggested govern-
ment contains many features which are excellent,
particularly with regard to the grants of power,
and many which are bad, particularly the for-
mation of the council's membership. But, whether
it is a good plan or a bad one, one thing is
perfectly obvious: the University committee needs
a good deal more knowledge of student sentiment
than it now has before making any final decisionj

upon the substitution of this council for the present
Undergraduate Council.

What Goes On
In High Places. .
T IS HIGH TIME that Prof. John
L. Brumm of the journalism de-
partment was forced to surrender the Oil Can,
symbolical of the position of most loquacious lu-
bricator among faculty men, as he did to Prof.
James K. Pollock of the political science depart-
ment last Saturday.
In his official address at the Sigma Delta Chi
Gridiron Dance, preceding the presentation of the
Oil Can to Professor Pollock, Professor Brumm
told several of his now-famed jokes(?), which
were received with favor, or rather, we should
say, what sounded like favor to us.
One devout Gargoyle reader, however, who
had evidently also attended the dance wrote
us a letter, the contents of which ran as follows:
"Dear Editor :
"Professor Brumm committed, more or less, an
act of plagiarism last Saturday night at the
Gridiron Dance. He told a joke allegedly about his
own honeymoon, but I find that same joke in a
slightly varied form, appearing on Page 8 of the
current issue of the Gargoyle. Even they did
not claim it to be original but credited it to
the Atlanta Seal. Can't you do something about
it?"
--H.M.S.
We can and will, H.M.S. If we can raise the
funds we will send him a new edition of "Joe
Miller's Joke Book" for Christmas so that he
at least will be in less danger of being embarrassed
by the Gargoyle.
Tsk! Tsk! Professor Brumm.

COLLEGIATE
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By BUD BERNARD
Last spring at the University of Mississippi
the inevitable dull lecture was going on, and
the students were all half-asleep. Suddenly,
a timid little garter snake wearily raised its
head over the window sill. Someone tittered.
Scme bolder soul laughed softly. Some person
who knew his own mind guffawed. Then the
whole class roared.
This nettled the professor. To have a com-
men grass snake interrupt a lecture is cer-
tainly not flattering to the ego. Leoking the
snake squarely in the eye, he drawled (as only
a professor who is pulling a wow like this
can drawl), "Come on in, brother; you'll find
plenty of your kind in here."
One man who bet that he would eat his shirt
has paid off. A chemistry professor at Harvard
University kept his word to masticate the garment
by dissolving it in acid, neutralizing the acid with
a base, filtering out the precipitated material,
spreading it out on a piece of bread and devouring
it..
An Indian playing on a western football
team is a very misunderstood person. In a
recent game he had been dazzling the opposi-
ticn by passing first with his right hand and
then with his left. The opposing quarterback
finally got wise to this turn about business and
using one of the better words he learned,
creamed to his team-mate, who was rushing
the passer, "Keep your eye peeled for that fel-
lw; he's ambidexterous."
"The hell you say," retorted the rusher, "I
thought he was an Indian."
The senior class of Long Island University, after
choosing a class politician, Beau Brummel, etc.,
decided to choose a class author. The vote result-
ed in a tie between a Mr. W. Shakespeare and a
Mr. W. Somerset Maughan.
A freshman at the University of Pennsyl-
vania went to see his minister when he got
home Thanksgiving vacation and told him
that he had lost his letter of recommendation
from this worthy man. The clergyman wrote
out a new one reading:
"This is to certify that John Jones htd a
letter of recommendation before going to the
University of Pennsylvania."
After a. trial period the honor system of the Tu-
lane University, college of arts and science has
been abolished. The announcement was made
upon the recommendation of a faculty committee
and the approval of a student academic board. A
sidelight in the affair is that the student who was
chiefly responsible for the system's trial and who
is now working for its restoration is named Cram.
A ashington
BYSTANDER.

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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.
Stockings And Things, Cont'd.
To the Editor:
When a non-journalistic student viciously
launches an attack on a newspaper which but a
few years ago was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in
Journalism, and is yet considered to be one of the
best news-sheets in this state, his opinions, regard-
less of subject, deserve little attention.
And, likewise, when such a student incorporates
this attack in a condemnation of The Daily's
present editorial policies without reasonable con-
sideration of the problems which confront every
editor, he is not only unworthy of notice, but is
also ridiculous.
R. K. C., in his lengthy criticism of The Daily,
the Free Press and the "sartorial rubbish" 'which
lies in every column and page of these papers, neg-
lected to suggest that the representative editors as-
sume a deep and wise attitude towards the Public
which they serve, and strive eagerly to present the
Better Things in Life with fanatic and dauntless
conviction.
Since I, too, am not a student in Journalism, I
feel free to express myself on the important issue I
R.K.C. advanced. I am willing to agree with your
critic on the point of the reporting of social func-
tions, but not entirely. Each one of us has his
own ideas of a society page and its articles, but the
majority of us realize that wherever man may go,
and whatever he may do, he cannot ignore wo-
man, and so we take the social page as that part
belonging to the feminine reading public.
I can see no reasonable answer to the editorial
question discussed by R. K. C. unless we call in a
student "Brain Trust" and place it in charge of
The Daily. And this, needless to say, would in-
volve complications. To publish a paper fulfilling
the prescribed requirements of a college mouth-
piece, so nicely drawn up by R. K. C., would give
rise to the question of how the many controversial
subjects of today could be treated without preju-
dice. Another problem would be the type of sub-
ject-matter the editorial staff would consider
truly interesting and enlightening to the student(
mind. The business of "just managing to get out
a paper once a day" would then become a full-time
job, and a strenuous one, for the editors. And, I
believe, the results would be hardly satisfactory to
all concerned.
I sincerely hope that the editorial policies of
The Daily remain as they are. A campus news-
paper cannot become a beacon of liberal education
and an intellectual guide, and still -be considered
a campus newspaper. Perhaps R. K. C. does not
think of the names of all the little girl frogs in
this University pond which appear on the Daily's
subscription list, nor may be think of the average
student who finds a very sufficient supply of in-
tellectual materials in textbooks without regarding
his morning paper as being a series of written lec-
tures. In this matter I consider the "laissez-faire"
principle quite sound and by far the most sensi-
ble. -G. R. S.
jAs Others See It
Stein Is A Stein Is A Stein
CONTEMPORARY literature's enigma, Gertrude
Stein of the stuttering pen and repetitious
rhetoric, is about to descend to explain to us in her
most lucid style "The Making of the Making of
Americans." With unadulterated Steinese she will
indulge in verbal acrobatics, which may be perfect-
ly plausible to her vision but, if past performances
can be relied on, will fly high above the combined
heads of the audiences.
We await in anxious mood the irradiation of her
knowledge. So much has been said and written
about this idol of the intelligentsia; she has been
characterized as fakir, fad and genius.
Reports from other campuses where Miss Stein
has discussed how Americans are made, or rather
anounedr that sca. . iet would cover wht

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By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10-If the words of such
trusted New Deal spokesmen as Donald
Richberg and Ray Moley are a guide to the inside
of what went on at Warm Springs, the presiden-
tial "vacation" was such in name only. There
never'has been a time since his inauguration
when Mr. Roosevelt had graver, more far reaching
decisions to shape out of a confusion of conflict-
ing advice.
Both Moley and Richberg shared in those
"Little White House" conferences, the fruits of
which the President came back to Washington to
put into message form, whether fireside broad-
casts to the nation at large or messages to the new
congress. And those forthcoming Presidential
pronouncements will show, if the Moley conception
spoken to the manufacturers' convention is any
guide, a middle-of-the-road course between those
who believe economic factors alone should control
and those of opposite view who "would reconstruct
industry entirely in the light of social aims."
"Thre is no doubt that a genuine boom could
be produced by an observance of economic factors
alone," Moley said, "but it is fairly clear that this
economic soundness might require, for a time,
wages so low as to be socially intolerable."
THE shaping of the relief problem to a useful
work pattern instead of cheaper direct pay-
ments, is an evidence of this controling Roosevelt
policy. An early balancing of the whole budget
would be possible ,it is said, if the direct "dole"
system were followed.
As evidence of the pressure for that policy in-
stead of work relief, a recent San Francisco speech
by Chairman Winthrop Aldrich of the Chase Na-
tional Bank is in point. He said the work-relief
program would be three times as costly and that
concentration on direct-relief soon would balance
city, county and state as well as federal budgets.
"If we could be assured of a sound solution of
the difficulties of financing unemployment relief,
one of the most disturbing factors operating
against the revival of private enterprise would be
removed." the banker added.
O THERE you have it. A boom could be had
but at-what price? Perhaps Dr. Virgil Jordan
of the national industrial conference board also
speaking to* the manufacturers, put it most con-
cretely, although both Moley and Richberg hinted
at the same thing.

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The New Way
Gains Favor...

T HE APPOINTMENT of Prof. James
K. Pollock to a responsible post in
the forthcoming Saar plebiscite is a fine compli-
ment both to Professor Pollock's ability and to thej
University.
Governments are turning more and more to the
faculties of the universities to find competent men
to handle world affairs. This has come as a result
of conditions hitherto inexperienced. The rule-of-
thumb politician or statesman is safe as long as
he is handling something with which he is familiar,
but when unique conditions are encountered, they
require unique solutions such as only an intelligent
man, thoroughly trained in his field, can provide.
The Saar nlehiscite fnrnishes thes eniiinon-

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