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THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1934

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THlE MICHIGAN DAILY.

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Publ:z "ed every morning except Monday during the
University yearrand Sunmmner Session by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.
Member of the Western Conference Editorial Association
wnd the Big Ten News Service.
MEMBER
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't(EMBER OF THlE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or
not otheiwise credited in this paper and the local news
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EDITORIAL STAFF
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MANAGING EDITOR ..............WILLIAM G. FERRIS
CIEDITOR .DIRECT..................JOHN HEALEY'
EDITORIALDIRECTO............ RALPH, G. COULTER
SPORTS EDITOR................ARTHURCARSTENS
WOMEN'S EDITOR .....................ELEANOR BLUM
NIGHT EDITORS: Paul J. Elliott, John J. Flaherty, Thomas
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BUSINESS MANAGER ...:........RUSSELL B. READ
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NIGHT EDITOR: TiOM4AS E. GRQEHN
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One Answer To
Idle Youth...
I N CONJUNCTION with the FERA
educational program provided to
aid destitute university students the national gov-
crnment has inaugurated a new plan, known as
the Freshman College, and designed for the youth
of the country who are unable to attend other
institutions.
That the government is fulfilling a definitely felt
need is evidenced by the great interest thus far
shown in the "beginner's college." Over 90 schools
allcady have been established in the state of Mich-
igan alone, and enrollment figures have surpassed
even the most optimistic estimates made by the
originators of the plan.
Per'sons who wish to attend classes at the
Freshman College in their particular community
must first prove that they are financially unable
to enroll in any other school. The purchasing of
text books is the only cost to the pupils. Facilities
necessary for the holding of classes are provided
by the local education boards while the salaries of
the members of the faculty are paid by the na-
tional government.
Otto W. Haisley, superintendent of the Ann
Arbor city schools and director of the local project
believes that the Freshman College is a worthwhile
institution because it provides a constructive pro-
gram for the youth of the city who would other-
wise be unable to continue their educational life,
and employs minds that would otherwise be idle
in preparation for the future.
Because it is common under present day con-
ditions for the inherent ambition of young people
to be undermined by idleness, there has been an
urgent necessity for a constructive program for
the unemployed youth group. The Freshman Col-
lege is affording one excellent solution to this
problem.
Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column should no 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, theeditor reserving the right to condense
all letters of over 300 words.
Isn't Your Nastiness Rather Cheap?
To the Editor:
The learned editors take pride in modeling their
creation after the fashionable big city papers -
big stuff! In response to a supposed demand, they
have dedicated Page 5 to the glory of shoe-strings
and such. They must cater to all the presumed de-
mands of the hardly flattered readers. Having
dared to be so presumptious, the editors retire
to an avowedly objective passivity. Having satis-
fied all interests, there can obviously be no com-
plaint. It is inconceivable, then, that anyone should
disturb the impartial tranquility of the editors or
their Daily. If, however, somebody is disagreeable
enough not to agree with this satisfying philo-
sophy, let him state good reasons.
One is that the editors are all wrong.
Although a college town is unfortunately much
like a big city, its purpose and raison d'etre are
utterly different; unless it succeeds in some meas-
ure in producing attitudes and habits unlike, and
even the opposites of the mob stereotypes played
upon by big city sheets, it completely fails in its
purpose. Its demands on a newspaper, therefore,
are really unlike those made on a big city news;
paper.
Reporting of news is one function of the news-
paper; some news is more valuable than other
news, with value determined by that standard of
selection adopted by the editors. The editors of
The Daily have adopted the wrong standard; they
prefer immediate satisfaction of any interest to
social significance as a stardard. Social signifi-
cance attaches to any event likely to affect a large
number of people in a vital way, and the effect
may be mediate as well as immediate.
Analysis of news is another function of the
newspaper; if events are merely reported without
relation to a well-defined background, a news-
paper gives chaotic impressions. As analysis is dif-
ficult for the best minds, the impression is neces-
sarily chaotic to a degree. But The Daily is un-

necessarily chaotic. Unnecessarily so because it
admittedly is not dedicated to analysis of socially
significant events; the admission appears in the
editors' complacent note inserted into Campus
Opinion of Dec. 7, 1934. They confess to imitation
of "What's Doing" and so cause unnecessary com-
petition.
Contributions by Daily members could be sup-
plemented by those of the several hundred faculty
residents and the thousands of potentially inter-
ested students; what a wealth of attempted an-
alyses the Daily could command! Surely, an ex-
pansion of Campus Opinion with such material
would improve The Daily, and the editors certainly
could restrain their enthusiasm by printing no
more than would fill a reasonable amount of space.
Editors of a newspaper mould as well as follow
public opinion. The suggested change in content
probably would be of more interest than shoe-
strings to 90 per cent of Daily readers. If the
editors are not moved by this stirring appeal, we
submit a more pleasing suggestion. Let's develop
leap-frog as a campus sport; it can be played any-
where and will interest everybody; every day The
Daily can report many leaps and which of the
best people were the best frogs. It will all be breath-
lessly exciting.
Just think of it!
-Harold O. Love, '36L.
-Robert E. Ackerberg, '35L.
-Milton C. Denbo, '36L.
--Cyril L. Hetsko, '36L.
NOTE:This letter is from members of the
same group which earlier in the year protested
because we didn't make Kipke play Ward
against Georgia Tech. It has not been changed
and the word "nresumntious" is theirs. not

COLLEGIATE
OBSERVER
By BUD BERNARD
Towards the end of last semester an English
pt cfessor at the University of Maryland de-
cided to spring a character quiz on his Chau-
er class. Among the questions was one asking,
"Who laughed and sang all day?"
After much squirming and struggling one
student wrote, "the second little pig" and
handed in his paper.
It came back a week later marked as fol-
lows:
"Triple credit will be taken off because the
arswer is wrong. your attitude is too super-
cilious, and bsides, it was the first little pig!"
This story sort of gets under our skin. A student
at the University of Illinois is earning his way
thrcugh medical school by buying up the human
skin which the students remove from the cadavers.
He then has it tanned, tooled, and made into
human skin wallets.
According to the Daily Illini: "The Sing Sing
raison football team is trying to get a game
with Army... to prove that the pen is mightier
than the sword,"
A move has been started at the University of
Georgia (Athens) to obtain a free transportation
service for co-eds following an edict by authorities
which prohibits them from hitch-hiking after 6
p.m.
Le report propre. A freshman at the Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania was struck by a trolley
and was sent a blank to fill out for insurance
claims. All was well until he came to the last
section, headed "Remarks."
Here he wrote: "Mine or the motorman's?"
At Northwestern University a group of sorority
girls decided to stuff a ballot box. They selected a
list of names out of the student address book and
used them. It was very sad: some of the names
they picked belonged to some of the election judges,
AIV
A Washington
BYSTANDER
By KIRKE SIMPSON
(Associated Press Staff writer)
W ASHINGTON, Dec. 11. -Young Teddy Roose-
velt must have delved among his father's 1912
papers to find the model for his "liberal" demand
for early and thoroughgoing revamping of G.O.P.
policies and leadership.
"At the present moment the Republican party
nationally, and in some states, is believed by many
to be blindly reactionary, under control of the so-
called 'interests' and careless of the welfare of the
average man," Young T. R. says. "As long as the
people have this opinion we cannot hope for vic-
tory at the polls."
Now that strikingly recalls what T. R. senior was
saying during the campaign of 1912. The marked
difference in attitude between the two T.R.'s is
that the father was asserting as a fact about
the GO.P. then what the son now says is "believed
by many."
F EVEN GREATER interest in young T.R.'s
decision to board at least part way the West-
ern Republican liberal wagon, be it a band wagon
or not, is the outline of platform he attempts to
sketch. Since he speaks as national head of the
young Republican movement, he has more author-
ity than his great name to back him. And scanning
the recent election figures, Young Teddy clearly
reads into them a necessity of finding ground on
which Eastern and Western party liberals can unite
in policy.
What shall that be? The Colonel repudiates both
the Eastern die-hard standpat-ism of Hilles and
the "extreme type of Western agrarianism." Iais
for a third course of "constructive liberalism." In

other wvords, he's for a middle-of-the-road pro-
gram, slanting a hit to the left which is just what
Hilles warned against, using "stagger" instead of
slant.
If that course could be achieved and younger
counselors take over party management, Young
Teddy might become an important figure in polit-
ical developments of the next few years. He has
youth and, above all, that political wonder-work-
ing name. He also comes from the East where the
ramparts of Republicanism made their best stand.
G~IVEN ANY SUCH rejuvenation of the G.O.P. as
the colonel pictures, might it not seem good
strategy to provide a Republican liberal Roland for
the Democratic Oliver by matching a Roosevelt
against a Roosevelt? The trouble about that, how-
ever, is the width of the middle-of-the-road path
that the New Deal Roosevelt seems to bestride.
Is there room for two liberal parties. even though
both be led by Roosevelts?
The always blunt and caustic Senator Couzens of
Michigan seems to doubt it. His comment on Sen-
ator Borah's demand for Republican reorganiza-
tion declares it "preposterous" to endeavor to
shape a. policy of opposition to New Deal measures
and trends until you know just what those are
going to be. There is an ironic sound to his invi-
tation to Borah to seek the party chairmanship
and write "a platform for what he believes would
be an ideal Republican party."
do not have timie, and also because they can
have articles which they do write printed in
magazines which are able to pay for them.
Also. we can't expand Campus Opinion be-

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The Only Hope
For Peace..*

AN EXCELLENT CHRISTMAS GIFT

THE PROBLEM OF PEACE is so old
that many despair of solving it, yet
so young that few, if any, have suggested any sort
of fundamental solution.
America wants peace. Everybody says so, and
has said so for years, ever since it came to be
realized that the Great War might not have ended
all war. But because everybody can so easily chant
"Peace! ", even as they carelessly talk about "free-
dom of the press" and many other things, two un-
fortunate conditions have come about.
In the first place, the oft-expressed desire for
peace has given many persons a false sense of
security. They do not want to believe that war is
inevitable, so they dlon't believe it. On the other
hand, many who sincerely seek an answer and a.
program that every civilized adult may support
with a firmn conscience, find the only existing or-
ganizations dedicated to the task of making people
shout "Peace!"
The fallacy behind most pacifist movehents is
the belief that war can be done away with simply
by wishing it did not exist, by getting enough
people to abhor it and swear against it.
Some persons will always be willing to sign an
Oxford pledge and believe in it sincerely. Some
will always forcibly oppose conscription - even
when war time activities make it most unpleasant.
But the few who wholeheartedly join and fight for
these groups are not likely to be enough to break
the back of war as long as certain things are true
about the world in which we live.
Going about stopping wars by treating the
causes is a long, hard way to which it is well-nigh
impossible to secure vociferous converts. It isn't
dramatic in nature. And the work will drag on
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Even if the actual research and study are left to?
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At Minnesota a note of optimism is apparentj
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opinion. Its proponents hope that it will be able
to "find the most effective means for the ex-
pression of campus anti-war sentiment and agree
on some constructive program in the cause of
peace."
What success will attend the Minnesota effort
is hard to say. Obviously, neither this peace com-
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