THE MICHIGXN DAIIY
DE LUXE EDITIONS
I T HAS GENERALLY been assumed
without question thatthe proper
way to organize higher education is to offer the
general and survey courses first, leaving speciali-
zation to the later years.
Now along comes a new theory to upset what we
thought could be accepted as one of the precious
few certainties of life. Bard College, a part of
Columbia University, will reverse the usual order,
letting upperclassmen master their fields of partic-
ular interest before turning their attention to
broader cultural courses.
At the University of Colorado a graduate stu-
dent writing his doctor's thesis turned up some
facts that helped to justify Bard's extreme inno-
vation. It was discovered that three-fourths of
219 graduates had the same vocational choice when
they left as when they entered the University.
For that majority, at least, it would have been no
disadvantage to have started specialization at
The larger and more conservative schools are at
least fortunate in being able to profit from any
good which derives from this and other experi-
ments without the risks of adventuring into untried
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To the Editor:
In Tuesday's Detroit Times the following two
words, four inches high and placarded the entire
width of the front page, were seen: "Hitler Sick."
Why, one,wonders, can a man with a cold, 3,000
miles away command such publicity when another
man, Oliver Wendell Holmes by name, lying at
death's door and but 600 miles away, receives but
scant notice on the sixth page of the same paper?
To the discerning mind this need not appear so
It will be recalled that in 1933 and the early part
of 1934, all the Hearst newspapers were appre-
hensive of the Hitler regime. The news services
were permitted by Hearst to report the widespread
poverty and suffering prevalent in Germany. Then
one day in the fall of last year, came the surpris-
ing news that Hearst was leaving for a trip to
Germany. Once in Germany, he met Hitler. He
talked to high Nazi officials. There were letters
exchanged - then interviews and meetings.
The first effect of these neg'otiations was the
abrupt cessation of all news by the Hearst press
dealing with the desperate economic conditions in
Germany. For a brief period the regular flow of
news stopped completely. And then came the defi-
nite turn-about face. All the misery, all the starva-
tion of the German people under the Hitler regime
was forgotten. Instead there issued from the Hearst
press stories highly favorable to the Nazi chief, the
faithful servant of Germany's financiers and in-
Hosts of readers of the Hearst newspapers must
have been puzzled, to say the least, by the new
tone and the glorification of Hitler. But they could
expect no explanation from Hearst nor from the
The facts behind the Hearst-Hitler intrigue,
are, I believe, as follows:
Hearst reached an understanding with the Nazis
whereby German newspapers must buy all their
foreign news from Hearst's news gathering organ-
ization, the International News Service. The min-
imnum amount Hearst was to receive for this serv-
ice is placed at one million marks per annum. It
must be emphasized that all newspapers in Ger-
many are controlled and rigidly censored by the
Among other things, one also wonders why the
sudden attack and campaign of vilification against
the Soviets by the Hearst press? Why does not
another single newspaper in the country report
the terrible suffering and starvation, as depicted
by the Hearst press, if such conditions do exist? ...
Suc'h is the man who was expelled from Harvard
". . . for the good of the institution," who mas-
querades as a crusader and public benefactor and
one of whose newspapers, the New York American,
bears the following caption: "An American News-
paper for the American People." -I.S.
As Others See It
By BUD BERNARD
Queer tales come from the buildings way
up on the hill at Cornell University known as
the agriculture schocl. This one concerns a
young and callow instructor and a woman lab
supervisor. The instructor was walking up and
down the corridors of a certain building, smok-
ing a cigaret in strict defiance of the rules
regarding such things. Out of her lair popped
the lab supervisor and proceeded to rake the
young Phi Bete over the coals.
"You ought to know better than to smoke
in the building," she said. "Why only yester-
day there was a fire in the women's rest room
because of a cigaret in the waste-basket."
The young man drew himself up in dignity.
"I can assure ytu, madam," he said in a tone
plainly conveying what he thought of the
situation, "that I had nothing whatever to
do with that!"
The editor of the New Mexican Lobo, sure stuck
his neck out. Having published a seditious-looking
statement ending in "it is their duty to throw
off such government and to provide new guards
for their future security," the New Lobo editor re-
veals that under a state statute of that liberal
and broad-minded state he is liable to 14 years
The editor then revealed that the statement is
quoted from the Declaration of Independence and
asks what is going to be done about it.
A professor at N.Y.U. advises students to look
as idiotic as possible if they want to be healthy.
A freshman tryout looking over my shoulder
makes the remark that we have an outstanding
crop of fine physical specimens among the
co-eds on this campus.
The administration at Yale University has de-
creed that no more professors from that school may
be drafted for service in the Federal "brain trust."
President James R. Angell says: "Fairness to the
student requires that the university call a halt, de-
spite its genuine desire to serve the public interest.
Lessons in contract bridge are being given at the
University of Texas. To be eligible for these con-
tract lessons a person must be a student in the
university, faculty member of the university, or
member of the ex-student association.
Although exams are now over here's good advice
coming from a dean at Boston University. Here
are her suggestions for good marks:
1. Do not go in for midnight snacks of coffee
and hamburgers if you feel hungry while studying
for exams. If you must eat, try milk and cookies.
2. Get at least eight hours sleep the night before
an exam. "Study that is 'crammed' in the early
morning hours isn't worthwhile for it takes too
much out of a student physically and mentally.
3. Get outdoors at least one hour a day.
4. Cut your smoking down to a minimum and
be sure to eat three balanced meals a day.
5. Do not study too many hours in succession,
but take time out once in a while for recrea-
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By SIGRID ARNE
WASHINGTON, March 9
THE MAN who directs the flow of millions of
dollars through the U. S. treasury was in a
tight place the other night for a dime or two.
Secretary Morgenthau was waiting patiently out-
sidea theater for his car. A zealous doorman
spotted him and rushed the car to the loading
platform, whereupon Morgenthau smiled and
reached into his pocket. His smile froze.
He rapped on the window of his car and whis-
pered to the chauffeur. The chauffeur dug in his
pocket, put something in the secretary's hand,
and Morgenthau passed it on to the smiling door-
GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS are beginning
to get their annual flood of letters asking when
Washington's famous cherry blossoms will bloom.
Hundreds of people annually time their vacations
in order to see the trees in full flower.
Tree experts usually can guess the blooming date
three weeks ahead, but they have not yet an-
nounced this year's date.
The single blossoms, which come first, have
bloomed as early as March 15 and as late as
April 20. The double blossoms come along two
Rep. Vincent L. Palmisano of Maryland rep-
resents one of those perfect success stories. He
was born in Italy. At 11 he worked in a Balti-
more box factory. At 15, while he worked as a
stone-mason's helper, he decided to speed up
his education. He picked his two best-educated
friends as his tutors.
Now he is chairman of the House committee
AT EVENING PARTIES, Mrs. Warren Delano
Robbins, wife of the minister to Canada, al-
ways wears a shade of purple and tints her thick
white hair a shade of lavender.
The effect is startling but perfect for Mrs. Rob-
bins, whose face is smooth and young and whose
eyes are large and dark.
For a while a few brave souls tried to follow suit.
But the flurry of pink and blue heads was not
successful. The field is left to Mrs. Robbins.
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(From The Harvard Crimson)
IN THE REPORT which Dean Hanford made
to the President he enthusiastically backed up
the latter's plan of awarding large scholarships to
deserving freshmen. It is a policy thathas long
been advocated and the support it is being given
in all quarters assures its success.
For too long a time have worthy students of
scholarly ability been forced to carry a financial
burden that has seriously affected their scholastic
work and curtailed their participation in extra-
curricula and social life within the University. The
administration has recognized that such students
should be given greater security and eased of a
burden that at times has threatened to end their
college career. The only danger lies in the fact
that a high pre-college record is not always indi-
cative of ability to do creative thinking and schol-
arly research. If the purpose of the scholarships
is to bring to Harvard men of unusual ability who
would not be able to come otherwise, then a
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