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TH E MICH IGA DAILY

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1935

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Pubzidaed every morning except Monday during the
University year and Summer Session by the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications.
Member of the Western Conference Editorial Association
and the Big Ten News Service.
MEMBER
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MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use
for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or
not otherwise credited in this paper and the local news
published herein. All rights of republication of special dis-
patches are reserved.
Entered at the Post Office at Anns Arbor, Michigan, as
second class matter. Special rate of postage granted by
Third Assistant Postmaster-General.,
Subscription during summer by carrier, $1.00; by mail,
$1.50. During regular school year by carrier, $4.00; by mail,
_$4.50.
Offices: Student Publications Building, Maynard Street.
Ann Arbor, Michigan..Phone: 2-1214.
Representatives: National Advertising Service, Inc. it
West 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. -400 N. Michigan Ave.,
Chicago, Ill.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone 4925."
MANAGING EDITOR.............WILLIAM G. FERRIS
ECITORITLODRECTOR................... ...JOHN HEALEY
EtTORIL DIR....'OR..........RALPH G.NCOULTER
SPORTS EDITOR.................ARTHUR CARSTENS
WOMEN'S EDITOR ......................EI MANOR BLUMj
NIGHT EDITORS: Courtney A. ,Evans, John J. Flaherty,
Thomas E. Groehn, Thomas H. Kleene, David G. Mac-
donald, John M. O'Connell, Arthur M. Taub.
SPORTS ASSISTANTS: Marjorie Western, Kenneth Parker,
William Reed, Arthur Settle.
WOMEN'S ASSISTANTS: Barbara L. Bates, Dorothy Gies,j
Florence Harper, Eleanor Johnson, Josephine McLean,t
Margaret D. Phalan, Rosalie Resnick, Jane Schneider,
Marie Murphy.
REPORTERS: Rex Lee Beach, Robert B. Brown, Clinton B.t
Conger, Sheldoi M. Ellis, William H. Fleming, Richard'
G. Hershey, Ralph W. Hurd, Bernard Levick, Fred W.
Neal, Robert Pulver, Lloyd S. Reich, Jacob C. Seidel,
Marshall D. Shulman, Donald Smith, Wayne H. Stewart,1
Bernard Weissman, George Andros, Fred Butesser, Rob-
ert Cummins, Fred DeLano, Robert J. Friedman, Ray-4
mond Goodman, Keith H. Tustison, Joseph Yager.'
Dorothy Briscoe, Florence Davies, Helen Diefendorf,
Elaine Goldberg, Betty Goldstein, Olive Griffith, Har-
riet Hathaway, Marion Holden, Lois King, Selma Levin,I
Elizabeth Miller, 'Mlelba McrrisOn, Elsie Pierce, Charlotte
Rueger, Dorothy Shappell, Molly Solomon, Laura Wino-
grad, Jewel Wuerfel.
BUSINESS STAFFy
Telephone 2-1214c
BUSINESS MANAGER ............... RUSSELL B. READ
CREDIT MANAGER ......ROBERT S. WARD
WOMEN'S BUSINESS MANAGER .......JANE BASSETTt
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS: Local Advertising, John Og-r
den; Service Department. Bernard Rosenthal; Contracts,
Joseph Rothbard; Accounts, Cameron Hall; Circulation
and National Advertising, David Winkworth; Classified
Advertising and Publications, George Atherton.
BUSINESS ASSISTANTS: William Jackson, William
Barndt, Ted Wohlgemuith, Lyman Bittman, John Park,
F. Allen Upson, Willis Tomlinson, Hamer Lathrop, Tom
Clarke, Gordon Cohn, Merrell Jordan, Stanley Joffe,
Richard E. Chaddock.I
WOMEN'S ASSISTANTS: Mary Bursley, Margaret Cowie,b
Marjorie Turner, Betty Cavender, Betty Greve, Helen
Shapland, Betty Simonds, Grace Snyder, Margaretta
Kollig, Ruth Clarke, Edith Hamilton, Ruth Dicke,_
Paula Joerger, Mary Lou Hooker, Jane Heath, Bernadine.
Field, Betty Bowman, Judy Tresper, Marjorie Langen-t
derfer, Geraldine Lehman, Betty Woodworth.7
. NIGHT EDITOR: JOHN J. FLAHERTY .-
Profitable
nvest 0ent.

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.
Anti-War Strike
To the Editor:
The Daily for Thursday carried an announce-
ment of the proposed student strike in April. The
story implied that the National Student League
was the initiator of this move on the campus.
On the contrary, the plan for a student strike
was decided by the Michigan Youth Congress
held here Dec. 14 through 16, 1934. The Congress
reached the decision after a consideration of the
necessity for developing and concretizing resistance
by young people against the daily increasing
dangers of war and fascism.
It will be remembered that the Michigan Youth
Congress consisted of 511 regularly elected dele-
gates from 232 different youth groups, in 57 Mich-
igan towns and cities. Approximately 150,000 young
people were represented. Over 100 delegates were
from about 50 Ann Arbor University and high
school groups. The plan for a student strike in
April is the decision of all these groups and dele-
gates. The National Student League is merely
one of the supporting organizations. Far more
credit is due to the representation and the support
of the numerous young peoples church organiza-
tions from all aver the state.
April 6, 1917 as the date of America's entrance
into the World War. The proposed student strike,
aimed to stop the repetition of such an event, is
set for America as a whole for April 5. Since
spring vacation begins on that day, it might be
advisable to hold the strike here on the day
before. Student sentiment and activity all over
the country has established the strike on a national
scale, with the endorsement of the American Youth
Congress, the National Council of Methodist
Youth, the National Student League and the Stu-
dent League for Industrial Democracy. It was
placed on a world wide scale by the World Student
Congress against War and Fascism held in Brussels
the last three days of 1934.
A student strike against w.r was held last
April. More than 25,000 American students partici-
pated. One of tree most dramatic expressions of the
strike was the anti-war parade in Vassar College,
with the president of the college at the head.
Several thousand high school students came out
in New York. In many instances professors told
their classes to go out on the strike. It might be
remarked here that in the congress at Brussels,
there were 70 professors from all over Europe to
act jointly with the students. If the students decide
to walk out, can the professors be far behind?
Preparations on the campus are under a joint
Michigan Youth Congress and National Student
League provisional committee. Speakers and/or
letters will go out to every student organization
in town this week end and the beginning of next
week. All organizations are urged to send represen-
tatives to a conference to be held Tuesday, March
7, at 8 p.m. in Room 304 of the Union. All students
interested in the preparatory work for the pro-
posed strike are invited to attend. The significance
and intended accomplishments of a student strike
will be discussed. Whether Ann Arbor will see a
student punch against war and fascism in the formI
of a strike depends largely on the outcome of this
conference and ultimately on the active endorse-
ment and support of the students themselves.
-Provisional Committee for April 4.

COLLEGIATE
OBSERVER
By BUD BERNARD
Here's another to add to your collection of
absent-minded professor stories which is said
to be authentic. One of the professors at
Stanford University returned from a party
with his wife to find that both of them had
gone out without their keys. The husband
and protector went around to the back of the
house, climbed in a window, and then went
to bed, leaving the little wife shivering on
the steps.
"Hell Week" has been abolished at many col-
leges and universities, but not so at M.I.T. Pledges
were blindfolded, made to feel sharp nails in a
board, which was placed at the bottom of a step-
ladder, on which they were forced to stand. The
blindfold was removed, and the freshmen were
allowed to see the studded board before the com-
mand to jump was issued. One pledge, obeying the
command, jumped and fainted dead away before
his bare feet touched the points - made of tin-
foil.
Here's a letter received in the afternoon
mail:
"Dear Bud:
The most desirable characteristic in the
average American Co-ed, according to experts,
are facial expression, voice -one that carries
a lilt - and beauty in movement. The vitality
of the American co-ed, the experts added, is
striking, but she is dissipating it for sophisti-
cation.
Bud, it seems to me that too many co-eds
on this campus are dissipating vitality -espe-
cially those girls belonging to sororities. What
do you think?
"Looking for Trouble."
"Looking for Trouble," concerning my opin-
ion, I am through putting my neck in a noose
by commenting upon co-eds, sororities, and
their actions.
A professor of physical education at the Univer-
sity of Washington, says that co-eds at that school
walk ungracefully because they carry too many
books. Michigan, it seems, has been noted for their
grace in swinging along the campus walks.
In a recent survey given at Cornell Univer-
sity, statistics show that students study half as
much as they sleep.
But how can you divide zero by two - it
just can't be done.
Tradition is always a subject of conversation at
any university. If there is none, students and alum-
ni moan the lack of it; if it is deeply rooted, it is
the butt of many jokes.
Sophistication is blamed by the University of
Washington Daily for the disappearance of tradi-
it was rather difficult to get around, the campus
was booming with activity. Each class had its own.
traditions and functions to maintain."
Maybe students of today "just seem to get
around."

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COMING of Spring means increases in sales. The
Michigan Daily reaches a public with an ewe-
tionally high purchasing power. Advertising in
this medium produces proven results. Contract
rates for local advertising in The Daily are attrac-
tively reasonable. A phone call or visit to our
office will provide full particulars.
PHONE 2'1214

The code has
tions are being
of the Universit'
day week with n

struck the universities. Peti-
circulated by the student body
y of Georgia asking for a five-
o Saturday classes.

THE UNIVERSITY, according to a
recent announcement, values the
free educational advantages furnished to school
children and adults in the state of Michigan
by the University broadcasting at aconservative
$935,338 a year.
In its budget, which mounts into the millions,
the University lists a small item which reads,
"Radio Broadcasting -$4,000." This is the total
amount to be spent this year on the radio de-
partment, including the cost of leasing the wire
to Station WJR, director's salary, technician's sal-
ary, postage, mimeographing of speeches and no-
tices, and office supplies.
It would not take a mathematical genius to figure'
out that from an investment of $4,000 radio broad-
casting made by the University, 23,283 per cent
profit is realized. This does not take into con-
sideration the thousands of persons in 40 other
states who regularly or intermittently listen to the
programs broadcast from the University. The value
'to these people is immeasurable.
Not all the advantages .can be. counted in dollars
and cents. These radio broadcasts, heard all over
the state and through much of the country, do a
great deal to bring parents and alumni, living miles
from the University, closer to the campus.-
These values can be summed up by enumerating
some of the types of program issuing from the
Morris Hall studios. Each Sunday afternoon, par-
ents and teachers are brought into contact with the
University by a program dealing with problems
in the field of education, financial support of the
schools,'student health and student activity.
At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday, talks are given from the campus studios
on vocational guidance, history, science, English
composition and literature, art appreclation, for-
eign languages, information about the State of
Michigan, student health and speech. One hundred
eighty-three schools in Michigan alone have
acknowledged to Professor Abbot that they use
these talks as part of their curricula, either reg-
ularly or frequently.
Programs in adult education which explain the
purpose and value of research conducted in the
University laboratories and present discussions of
current problems by members of the faculty are
given at 10 p.m. every Thursday.
Prof. Joseph E. Maddy of the School of Music
conducts classes in music every Monday and Tues-
day over the radio. He acts as an invisible teacher
and instructs over 20,000 school pupils in the play-
in-of o string and wind instruments and in ele-

Objectives For The College Press
University Presidents Outline Their Ideas On The Subject

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STRIVE FOR ABSOLUTE ACCURACY3
By Alexander G. Ruthven
President, University of Michigan
First and foremost, I think that the college
newspapers should strive for absolute accuracy in
all statements which they make, either editorially
or in the news columns. Particularly this is to be'
sought when any of the policies of the college or
university are the subject. This, as you will see,
amounts simply to the idea that the college news-I
papers should serve throughout the accepted stand-'
ards of the best journalism.
LINK PAST AND PRESENT
By Eugene A. Gilmore
President, University of Iowa
I think college newspapers should at all times
endeavor to maintain continuity between the past
and the present. They should be timely, but not
timeless. They should earnestly endeavor to avoid
being merely contemporaneous. They should seek
to give to their readers a dispassionate, discrim-
inating and intelligent understanding of society's
accumulated wisdom and experience. The great
need today is for a long and deep perspective de-
rived from history and experience, in order that
we may have a Just appraisal of present values and
bze able to make such intelligent readjustments as
may be necessary for further progress. College
newspapers, functioning as they do in an intellec-
tual environment, have unusual opportunities to
promote such objectives.
COOPERATE WITH OFFICIALS
By John J. Tigert
President, University of Florida
The most worthy objective of college newspapers
in 1935 should be a continuation of the policy of
sympathetic cooperation with our college and
public officials. The problems confronting the
nation, almost baffling in their complexity andI
duration, are testing as never before the intelli-
gence of every American. The responsibility for
their successful solution can depend only upon
the vision and the wisdom of trained and disci-
Wined minds. In uroviding solutions no group

in the future. The fact is appreciated that our
faculties and students need each other and that
the nation needs them both. Consequently, a faith
born of understanding has drawn faculties and
students into a close cooperation in a common
cause.

REPRESENT AND
By Clarence A.
President, Brown

INFLUENCE
Barbour
University

You ask what should be the editorial objective of
college newspapers in 1935. That is not a difficult
question to answer in the large, but very difficult,
if not impossible to answer in detail.
In my conception the editorial objective of a col-
lege newspaper should be to strengthen and im-
prove the life and work of the college where the
paper is published; also to represent and to influ-
ence the life of the student body in that college.
In the carrying out of this policy I think that it
is wise and fair that the editorial representatives
of the paper should keep in close contact with the
administration of the college, not in subservience
to the administration, but realizing the indis-
pensable need of as full an understanding as pos-
sible of the objectives, far and'near, which the ad-
ministration is endeavoring to reach.
PRESERVE DEMOCRATIC IDEALS
By William Lowe Bryan
President, Indiana University
I believe that the editorial objective of college
newspapers in 1935 will be and should be deter-
mined by the student editors out of their own
convictions and interests.
I hope that the college men and women of Amer-
ica will be as earnestly devoted to the preserva-
tion of democratic ideals in America as the young
people of Russia, Italy and Germany seem devoted
to the restoration of the autocratic state.
URGE STUDENT FAITHFULNESS
By George H. Donny
President, University of Alabama.
It seems to me that one of the editorial objectives
of college newspapers in 1935 should lie in the
direction of urging students to be more faithful to
the main purposes of their college opportunity. In

Religious Activitiies
The Fellowship of Hillel Foundation Zion Lutheran
Corne Fast Uni ersity ar d Oakland
Dr. Bernard iHerDirector
veral Relgion Washington at Fifth Avenue
(UNITARIAN) 11:15 A.M. - Sermon at the Women's 4. C.Stellhorn, Pastor
League Chapel by Rabbi Leon
State and Huron Streets Frans of the Central Temple of ,:00 A.M. - Sunday School; lesson
5:15Detit touic. "Peter Unmasks Falsehood
"CHRSTIANITY'S GIFT "THE FORTY DAYS and hypocrisy."
TOCH HT ANISMOF MUSA DAG IH" 0:00 AM. - Service in the German
y Re a S An interpetation of Franz Wefers language.
b'ev. ey10:30 A.M. -- Service with sermon by
book.the pastor on--
7:30 8:00 P.M. - Rabbi Leon Frans will "WHY PREACH A
LIBERALSTUDEN'TS' UNION speak on-E H CRECIEA
"'THE ORDEAL OF THE JEW MESSIAH CRUCIFIED?"
"Student Attitudes IN THE MODERN WORLD" Text. 1 Corinthians 1, 21-31
in Religion" Hillel Players present "Unfinished 6:30 P.M. - Student forum.,Topic
Two papers read by James Rosenthal, Picture" March 15, 16, Lydia Men- "The Power of My Influence."
'37, and Ernest Kirkendall, grad. delsschn Theatre. Reserve seats Rev. H. Yoder will present the
now. subject.
First Methodist St. Paul's Lutherbn
Episcopal Church (Missouri Synod)
State and Washington t Liberty and ThirdSts.
Stat an WahintonRev. C. A. Blrauer, Pastor
Charles W. Brasnares, Minister
L. Laverne Finch Minister 9:30A.M. - Sunday School
A. Taliaferro, Music
9:30 A.M. - The Service in German.
9:45 AM. - Class for young men and 93 1
women of college age. Dr. Roy J. N EGLECT 10:45 A.M. -The Morning Worship-
Burroughs will lead the discus- Sermon by the pastor.
sion. Meet in the balcony of the"FLO JSU
church auditorium.U "OLLOW JESUS
10:45 A.M.-Morning Worship Service Y TO JERUSA LEM"

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