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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 18,

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nat ure might defeat such idealistic conceptions.
And psychologists have not yet discovered a
substitute outlet for the emotions engendered by
bugles. But public opinion, if it could be stirred so
that all the people hated war as he did, and would
refuse to fight ane another; if diplomats knew
that their bugle calls would blow unanswered
everywhere-- there would be no war. But how im-
possible it seems! Students sign pledges not to fight
wars of aggression, and only to defend their coun-
try. But what war of invasion was not to protect
the world for something or other to the people of
the aggressors? And there exists no agency to pro-
mote feeling against war half as powerful as the
many interests who stand to gain from it - as
powerful as the newspaper groups that even now
claim credit for setting off the fuse in Cuba in 1898!
What then, Bill Brown? You seem no nearer the
solution than when you came out of the theatre,
raging mad. And your rage seems to have dissipated
itself in futile argument.
This Should Be
Looked Into..**
APROPOS of the present effort in
certain quarters to purge the
schools of all that is "un-American," the Indiana
Daily Student reports that it has uncovered evi-
dence of a radical tendency in the public school
system of which Mr. Hearst may not be aware.
First grade pupils in Indiana and possibly many
other states, it is claimed, are taught to salute the
flag with these highly questionable words: "I
pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States
of America and to the republic for which it stands
-one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice
for all."j
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COLLEGIATE
OBSERVER
By BUD BERNARD
This poem recently appeared in a column in
the Purdue Exponent:
I've drunk a thousand million cokes,
I've met a thousand million folks,
I've walked to call scores of times,
I've fed to girls varied lines.
And now I'll graduate - maybe.
Comittees, teams and idle hours,
Dates, dances and purchased flowers,
All have helped flirtations coy,
Boyohboyohboyohboy
And now I'll graduate - maybe.
Because more than three-fourths of the people in
sections of Kentucky have never heard a radio,
the University of Kentucky is establishing listening
centers at which the mountaineers can hear mod-
ern broadcasts. The university has recently estab-
lished the twentieth such post. They consider this
work "a crusade for liberation from life's woes."
Maybe, however, ignorance, in this case, is bliss.
With a slight quiver we present the sad,
sad, tale of the dumber than usual freshman
at the University of Maryland, who objected
to doing outside reading because, during this
cold spell, it got so very cold on the porch.
Members of the sophomore, junior and senior
classes at Harvard this year do not have to attend
classes unless they want to. That's nothing, neither
do we, but after one or two of those little friendly
talks, with the professor or perhaps the dean, most
of us "want to."
Love, says a cynical junior at the University
of Illinois, is the delusion that one girl differs
from another.
From Canada comes the report that the School
of Applied Science at the University of Toronto
threatened to burn all copies of the school paper,
The Variety, because its pages carried a denounce-
ment of the sale of beer in the campus "beverage
room."
A Notre Dame student is winning odd wagers.
Recently he bet fellow students that he could go
two weeks without food. Those who accepted took
turns being with him to see that there was no eat-
ing on the sly. The young man won. Then he bet
them he could go three days and three nights
without sleeping. This also was accepted and he
won again. The last 12 hours were the hardest, he
said, but he solved the problem by sitting in a
chair under a shower. To show of what super-fiber
he is constructed, he even kept awake in all his
classes during the period.
Growing popularity of radio programs in India
has stimulated the demand in that market for
American receiving sets.
Weather records showed October, 1934, the mild-
est October in Kansas since figures have been
kept.

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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.
Answer On Free Thought
To the Editor :
The distinction drawn by W.C.L. between the
economics of Fascism and of Bolshevism is, of
course, true enough; the former is capitalist, with
certain modifications, the other collectivist. But
since I was not discussing economics at all
but exclusively the effect of any censorship on ac-
tivity of thought (whether the censorship be Cath-
olic, Ku Klux, Fascist, Communist, Huey Long,
Hearst or army officer is of no importance) I would
not have replied to his letter except for one para-
graph in which he states that the Russian censor-
ship, unlike others, has not made for intellectual
sterility. He makes the points that Russia has a
large book production, pays its pupils to attend
school and frequently plays Shakespere. Nazi
Germany also produces more books than this coun-
try, has less illiteracy -and frequently plays Shake-
spere. When either country, under its present re-
gime, starts producing works of genius equal to
those of Shakespere, Goethe or Tolstoy; when
both countries recall the hundreds of exiled intel-
lectuals now seeking safety on foreign soil; when
such interchanges of opinion as this present cor-
respondence between W.C.L. and myself are possible
in the press of Russia or Germany; when critics
of either government are no longer rounded up in
prisons by the thousands and shot without any
real trial by the hundreds then Germany and
Russia may be said to have started thinking again. t
The present level of cultural freedom in Russia
is well enough illustratedby the dismissal of several
Soviet officials because they permitted the broad-
casting of the beautiful Negro spirituals over the
radio; this, forsooth, was "bourgeois propaganda!"
Of course under any regime, the ABC's may be
taught and a certain amount of practical tech-
nology and there may be a vast amount of stuffing
with predigested propaganda; but that has nothing
to do with creative thought. Free thought is the
only "thought" there is!
-Preston W. Slosson.

NEXT
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NIGHT EDITOR: THOMAS H. KLEENE

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A Washington
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Y OUNG BILL BROWN, a student and
only 19 years old, went yesterday
like many another to see "All Quiet On the West-
emn Front.",
And like many another, Bill Brown walked out,
of the dark auditorium hating war -hating war
and vowing bitterly that he'd never march off to all
that ghastly and beastly bloodiness, march off to
kill and be killed, for no reason.
"No, by God! I'm 19," said Bill Brown. "I'm
young and I love life. I'd be shot before I sacrifice
my life for those profit vultures!"
Blind rage passed into dispassionate considera-
tion. Bill is intelligent. This raging hatred was
futile. From photographs, stories and reports from}
that disillusioned horde that came back in 1918,
Bill long knew of the nauseous slaughter of the
trenches, but it had remained a remote image. It
was not he that he had visualized in dugouts
and battle; it had not been a matter of really
personal concern. He had hated it, but passively,
detachedly.
But now he wanted to do something about it.
Where was he to turn? He'd heard how the dis-
armament conferences had been but farces; how
the naval conversations invariably ended in failure;
how the League of Nations went down like a straw
hut in a wind when Japan wanted Manchuria, and
took it!
And yet he wanted to do something. Wanted to
take active steps; for to protect himself from war
he would have to be more than a conscientious ob-
jector; he'd have to be aggressive - aggressive as
war itself! Bill Brown felt about him blindly;
what lines could his aggressiveness take? What
caused war?
He recalled the vivid scene in the film where the
young soldier explains to the older one that war
results because one country offends another. "Does
that mean," asks the old soldier, "that a mountain
in Germany insulted a field in France?" "No, of
course not. It means that the people of one coun-
try offended the people of another." "Well, then,"
the veteran replied, "I shouldn't be here. I'm not
offended."
Economic forces made for war, he knew. Teem-
ing populations need food, must have land and
trade, and would fight for it. Japan did, Germany
does
And flags beating in the wind, Sousa's "Stars
and Stripes," rows of khaki legs tramping down
Main Street, sidewalks lined with cheering people,
and he knew that he,. with tears in his eyes and
his blood throbbing, would be begging the enlist-

What Fitt
To the Editor:

netions ?

As I understand, from the beginning statement
in student government plan No. 1, various student
leaders want a more workable plan of self govern-
ment for the student body. If it is truly for the
student body, women, as well asimen, ought to be
represented. Also, Sec. 1 of Art. I provides that the
present S.C.A. and the editor of The Michigan
Daily are to be among the members of the men's
Council. Suppose these offices are held by the fairer
sex?
In Sec. 3, Art. I, I find that, "it shall be the duty
of the executive secretary to take active charge of
the council's business," etc., . . and to serve as a
representative of the Council in all matters." In
Sec. 4 of Art. I, I find that "the secretary is to have
an office force competent and adequate to carry
on the Council's business." But what is the Coun-
cil's business?
In Art. II there is a very general statement as
to the jurisdiction of the Council. It says, "The
Council shall have original and general jurisdiction
over all men's student activities and student con-
duct and may make recommendations on scholas-
tic matters." This statement gives the Council
plenty of power (probably too much), but I fail
to see exactly what the Council is going to do
under this plan. Upon what scholastic matters will
the Council recommend and to whom will it recom-
mend? How will it regulate student conduct any
differently than it is regulated now? Why is so
much control needed over the student activities by
this Council?
I think it is quite unwise, and perhaps foolish,
to even try to suspend the jurisdiction over stu-
dents, that is now held by the University author-

By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, Jan: 17
UPON the nine members of the Supreme Court
rests, in deciding the gold clause cases, a
weight of responsibility far transcending even the
direct issues of the litigation, and they stagger the
imagination. It could happen that the division of
the court would prove of far greater importance
than even how it ruled. A 5-to-4 finding either
way would let loose forces which might re-fashion
the whole American theory of representative gov-
ernment.
No one knows the danger of too close margins
in high court judgments better than the justices
themselves. Conflicting as their views on the imme-
diate questions presented for their judgment in the
gold cases may be, there hardly can be much doubt
that all hoped to avoid the rocks of a 5-to-4 ruling.
That they stood prepared to battle long in search
of a formula that could be handed down on the
authority of a better than one-man majority, is a
certain deduction from even a casual review of the
lives and works of these nine men.
Close decisions on big Supreme Court cases -
and there have been many - always have evoked
efforts to revise the American system. This country
alone places such vast power in its judicial arm.
No other great nation allows a governmental policy
backed by its legislature and executive authority,
the "representative" elements in the governing
trilogy, to be overset perhaps by the legal views of
one man.
That Chief Justice Hughes took over that office
with a purpose of making it the capstone of his
public career, none can doubt. That he hopes to
achieve there a lasting memorial that will make
Hughes the lawyer, Hughes the executive, Hughes
the statesman, Hughes the diplomat, and Hughes
the politician mere incidents in the life of Chief
Justice Hughes, is the belief all close observers of
the court agree upon.
Assuming that, the gold cases gave opportunity
to the Chief Justice for exercise of his admittedly
great powers of argument and persuasion. The de-
cision was certain to be one of the great landmarks
in national history. That it should emerge backed
by a substantial majority of the court was per-
haps more vital than what that decision was.
Unfortunately, what happens in the conference
room of the Supreme Court is history, not news. It

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