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DAY, DECEMBER 15, 1934
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MANAGING EDITOR.............WILLIAM G. FERRIS
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NIGHT EDITOR: JOHN J. FLAHERTY
clear. As Prof. Arthur E. Wood of the sociology de-
partment recently stated, the solution to the prob-
lem is to take the parole function out of the
hands of a single commissioner and place it under
the control of a permanent, non-partisan group
of sociologists and psychiatrists. These trained so-
cial workers would make a careful study of the
personalities of the convicts and not depend for in-
formation upon the prison records, which have
proven to be an inadequate guide.I
In the second place, it would be wise to provide
.evere additional mandatory penalties for those
who commit crimes while on parole. The existing
statute provides that when paroled persons are
convicted of crime they must serve the remainder
of the sentence under which they were released
and then begin the new sentence. Despite these
penalties and the longer terms to which "repeaters"
are subject, crime by paroled persons persists. Hun-
dreds of offenses by those released on parole are
shown in the records.
Practically all prison inmates will promise to
go straight if released, but many of them quickly
forget such a promise. Severe extra terms for
crimes committed by the paroled persons might
help them remember that society demands pay-
ment for offenses against the laws.
Other states have made these necessary im-
provements in their parole systems with marked
success, proving that the faults are not inherent
in the parole idea. Obviously in Michigan the diffi-
culty lies in the method of the application of the
parple principle, not in the system itself.
The role of parole in the treatment of our crim-
inal problem is certain to be expanded and rightly
so, when the function is removed from political
control and when higher intelligence in its man-
agement is instituted. It would serve Mr. Fitzgerald
well to bear such facts in mind when he proposes
his reform plan to the Legislature.
As Others See It
T ODAY the illustrious class of '38
will go to the polls for the first
time, and in so doing will start their educational
pocess of learning the intricacies and mysteries of
They will learn, for instance, that there is a lot
of excitement in getting a president elected, but
they will never learn why a class prexy is chosen.
Nobody on this campus has ever determined why
we have class presidents, freshmen, so don't be-.
come discouraged. But, of course, leading a class
prom and selecting a class commission is mighty
business, worthy of being handled only by a geni-
The frosh will also learn the art of self contra-
diction as practiced at Northwestern. They will
read through long paragraphs extolling the virtues
and merits of the nominees, and on coming to the
t last section of these articles they will be surprised
to see that the nominees do not need any ballyhoo
as they stand on their own merits.
The neophytes will be astounded to find that
mud-slinging is not tolerated, only to find letters
in the Daily telling the "real thing" about the other
party.DThey will also ascertain that, before elec-
tion time, one party represents the independents
and the other the affiliated students, but that, after
election, neither party represents either group, no-
body is represented or misrepresented, and there
is a general mixup.
Next in line to add to the confused political edu-
cation is the selection of class commissions with its1
peculiar method. The freshmen will learn that,
in order to be on the representative governing body
of the class they have to write a nice letter to the
new president in which they brag about themselves,
telling of all the wonderful things they have done
and will do. It finally turns out that the president
chooses his friends and those who boast the most.
The method of preparing one of these petitions was
given in Tuesday's Daily in the Campus Guyed. As
demonstrated, eccentricity of suggestions is favored
by the class heads; even presidents have to laugh.
So, dear freshman, today you are to be initiated
into the glories of campus politics, and you are to
embark on your political careers. And, if after
today's lessons you can tell us the "why," "what"
and "wherefore" of campus politics, why
you're better men-than we are.
-The Daily Northwkstern
We Told You So!
ALTHOUGH we admit "told you so's" are always
irksome, we feel that when only 1,262 of the
10,000 students enrolled in the University vote for
their class officers, we can be forgiven if we point
out that in the past few weeks, we have emphasized
this lack of student interest and sought the aboli-
tion of class offices.
The Student Senate knew before it voted to
retain class offices that only 1,512 votes were cast
in the 1933 election. Members of the senate must
have suspected that a great number of these were
fraudulent votes. Yet the body ruled to retain class
The Lantern has fought for clean elections. We
believe that if elections are so necessary on the
campus, we should have them conducted under a
system impartial to all. We played a part in the
investigation of the Homecoming Queen election,
which was later ruled invalid by the Student Court.
Fred Strother, assistant to the dean of men, de-
vised a plan and was empowered by the senate to
conduct the class election as he saw fit. His plan
worked. How well it worked may be seen in a
comparison of the number of votes cast in the elec-
tions of 1933 and 1934.
We believe that Tuesday's election was clean.
But we feel that when only 1,262 students are
interested enough to vote for the respective candi-
dates, the importance of class offices must be small
--Ohio State Lantern.
A police court in Ulverston, England, recently
By BUD BERNARD
Here's a poem, a parody of Chaucer's Can-
terbury Tales that we think is very timely and
Whan that Novembre with his shoures rawe
Brnges inne the colde that like a tooth does knawe,
Whan baseballe putten ben up onne the shelfe
And men couthed not playe golfe to save himselfe,
Whan the fanne danswers schivver with the colde
And unto nudistes underwere ben solde,
And else on foote balle felden for the nones
Do younge menne seke for sporte and broken bones,
When leves are strippen fro the thridbere trees
And men synke in mudde e'ee to hir knees;
Than longen folk to sitten on hir tales
AiAe rest hir feet up onne the fender rayles
And when the grate with coles be heppen fulle,
To passe hir time in shootings of the bulle.
Some "apple-polisher" at the University of Wis-
consin put a beautifully polished specimen of the
fruit on his professor's desk and when the professor
remarked that it was the usual custom for the
student to do the polishing immediately before
presenting the gift in person, the culprit hadn't the
courage to make himself known. What a lot of
elbow grease wasted!
*', * *
Here's a story about an English professor at
Indiana University who opened up his first
class by laying down the law, telling his stu-
dents what would be expected of them, and
above all, what would not be permitted. He
raid, "there are two words that I positively will
not allow anyone to use in this class. They are
'lousy' and 'screwy'."
le paused for a moment to let it sink in,
but one brilliant co-ed got impatient and
asked, "What are the words, Professor?"
It is said that the University of Wisconsin regent
who most biterly opposed the admission of co-eds
to that institution, now has a women's dormitory
named after him.
There is a girls' finishing school in New York
where the young ladies are all very charming
and polished but not very assiduous in applica-
tion to studies. The tuition is very high, and
the school is only attended by the elite. The
parents are very insistent upon graduation.
Every effort is made to keep the darling little
dummies within the walls. Here is an actual
excerpt from one of the final examinations in
Napole - who met defeat at the battle of
Benja - Franklin was the signer of the
By KIRKE SIMPSON
ESQUIRE FOR CHRISTMAS
Gargoyle Office 3-5 Daily
A NEW FEATURE
The Book Page
Including a full page of Book Reviews
by prominent professors and students.
H ERBERT HOOVER'S
"Challenge to Liberty"
PROFESSOR E. S. BROWN
Of the Political Science Dept.
H. G. ELLS'
in Autobiog raphy"
Reviewed by PROFESSOR SLOSSON
in the Sunday Edition of
Makes Its Bow..
AWKY--like a country cousin,
pants and sleeves too short, collar
wilted, poor Mid-Western Michigan has stood and
gaped at the finished literary magazines being pro-
duced at Eastern colleges.
Hound and Horn, for years an outstanding con-
tribution to the world of contemporary literature,
was Harvard's justifiable boast; its present literary
venture, the Advocate, likewise deserves praise for
its distinguished typography and worth-while con-
We have had nothing comparable. The failurce
of the Inland Review and the Inlander is depress-
ing; it suggests that we are possessed of an intel-
lectual sterility which does not require an active
journal of literary notes.
Thinking students, we are nevertheless confi-
dent, still exist in sufficient numbers to create a
need for a medium of exchange of ideas. Such an
organ would be more than mutually stimulating-
it would serve to indicate to the world how youths
are facing current literary, social and political
The Hopwood Awards have made for Michigan
a significant place in contemporary literature.
Further expression of the same spirit of encourage-
ment and stimulation ought long ago have been
made through some such medium as the editors
of Contemporary will establish with their first is-
sue this month.
Fiscal difficulties have always been the bugaboo
of literary magazines. Advertisements, these lean
years. have not been readily forthcoming, nor
would subscriptions alone be sufficient to meet ex-
penses. But confidentof the need, and assured
of the support of the student body and the encour-
agement of the English department, this group of
serious students will seek to publish a journal,
soundly financed and of literary merit.
This is not a patriotic appeal. You are not going
to be asked to read the magazine simply because it
is a Michigan publication. It is hoped that. Con-
temporary will, by its progj:am of inforceful inter-
est, come to occupy a vital position among dis-
Reform For The
Parole Systei.. .
OVERNO - BLECT FRANK D.
FITZGERALD has announced his
intention to push measures for the reform of the
WASHINGTON-Dec. 14-There may be perfect-
ly good explanations of the fact that the first
10 "New Deal" months in '33 more than doubled
the number of lads with taxable incomes of a mil-
lion dollars and up while cutting down all tax ranks
below the $25,000-to-$50,000-a-year group. They
will not satisfy Sen. Huey Long. His share-the-
wealth campaign is likely to reap a statistical har-
vest out of the internal revenue report which dis-
closes the figures.
Whereas something like 100,000 folks who in 1932
had taxable incomes of less than $25,000 a year
and down to the lowest tax group of $1,000 to
$2,000, disappeared entirely from the tax returns
in 1933, 1,000 or so new taxpayers in the $25,000 ~~
and up brackets were added.
All of' the lower brackets suffered the decline.
There were 63,000 fewer taxpayers in the.,1-to-5
thousand groups, 17,500 less in the 5-to-10 thous-
and group; 2,500 less in the 10-to-25 thousand
_ _ .1ti
THEN you seem to cross a magic line into the
25-to-50 thousand group. There were 500
newcomers in that favored class in 1933 compared
to 1932; there were 283 more 50-to-100 thousand
payers; 123 more in the 100-to-150 thousand
group: 100 or so added to the 150-to-300 thousand
lot; three new 300-to-500 thousand classers; four
more 500-to-1,000 thousand and 26 more (therej
were 20 in 1932 and 46 in 1933) in the million and
over group. How did they do it?
Certainly Senator Long will make use of these
figures. Probably he will see them as affording a
good basis for his argument that the "New Deal"I
isn't new enough for him. Possibly the '34 tax year
figures will give more evidence of a "New Deal"
effect of redistributing wealth via taxes. But they
will not be available for months.
In the meantime it would be highly surprisingz
if Long and those political extremists who think1
as he does did not capitalize the seeming evidence
of the '33 showing. The senate is due to hear a
lot about that situation.
*: K *1 *
LSO, the house tax makers will hear it. That
there will develop a new outbreak of "soak-
the-rich" tax proposals with those '33 figures to
support it, is a foregone conclusion. It would have
come anyhow; but the figures will add weight to
it. Great curiosity is going to be noted about how
those thousand or so taxpayers managed to wade
through the turmoil and stress of those first 10
months of the Roosevelt administration to higher
income ground while the mass was headed the
The tentative explanation offered is that thE
The Fellowship of
State and Furon Streets
December 16. 1934
"The Prodigal Son-Modern
A Discussion of the problems of
youth today apropos the Michigan
Youth Congress by Rev. H. P.
"Capitalism and the Present
Social hour to follow.
Corner East University and Oakland
Dr. Bernard Heller, Director
December 16, 1934
11:15 A.M.-Sermon at the Women's
League Chapel by Dr. Bernard
"The Basis of Good Will"
2:30 P.M.-Meeting of class in Jewish
Ethics led by Hirsh Hoodkins.
8:00 P.M.-Meeting of the Michigan
chapter of Hillel Independents at
the Foundation for members
only. This meeting will be fol-
lowed by a "Stunt Night".
Washington at Fifth Avenue
E. C. Stellhorn, Pastor
December 16, 1934
9:00 A.M.-Bible school; lesson,
The Purpose and Use of the Lord's
9:00 A.M-Service in the German
"The Awaited Crown"
6:45 P.M.-Student Forum.
State and Washington
Charles W. Brasliares, Minister
December 9, 1934
9:45 -College Age Class for young
men and women in the balcony of'
the Church Auditorium. Dr. Roy
W. Burroughs is the teacher.
St. Paul's Lutheran
West Liberty and Third Sts.
Rev. C. A. Brauer, Pastor
Deccmhber 16, 1934
9:30 A.M.--Sun day School
9:30 A.M.-The Service in German.
[.0:45 A.M.-The Morning Worship-
Sermon by the pastor.
"Jesjq Our Priestiv JKina"