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The Educational
N HIS NOW-FAMOUS radio address
in which he paid his "respects" to
General Hugh S. Johnson and others of his polit-
ical opponents; Sen. Huey P. Long dramatically
decried a social system under which the educational
opportunities of the youth of the nation must
necessarily be determined on the basis of the wealth
of their parents.
At MVichigan, however, authoritative statistics
go far to refute the statement by Senator Long.
In the first place, a very large percentage of the
student body is either partially or entirely self-
supporting, and, in the second place, official figures
indicate that the number of University of Michigan
undergraduates coming from the homes of the

wealthy are relatively small.
Some 4,050 out of 7,658 questioned indicated that
they were either entirely or partially self-sup-
porting. That figure represents nearly 53 per cent
of the entire student body. One in every five stu-
dents is entirely earning his own way, and 33.8 per
cent are partially supporting themselves.
Study of the registration cards of students shows
that their parents follow more than 160 occupa-
tions.,Many of these forms of employment cannot
be classed as either capitalistic or "white collar"
jobs. Included in this list of position which are held
by parents of a large " number of students are
amusement resort keepers, bakers and cooks, bar-
bers and cosmeticians, blacksmiths, bookkeepers
and cashiers, building trades mechanics, butchers,
farm owners and tenants, fire fighters, general;
faculty operatives, laborers, junk dealers, and mail
clerks and carriers.
If it cannot be said that there is yet an equal
educational opportunity for the youth of America,
the progress toward that ideal is remarkable and
encouraging. What has been won is the result of
a lengthy struggle, but it is real and undoubtedly
permanent. What more, will be won in the future
will not be the result of any sudden panacea, but
it will be all the more appreciated for coming hard.
Branch Postal
ClOMPLAINTS about the service at
the Nickels Arcade branch postof-
fice have been getting more numerous every day.
The campus postal headquarters frequently pre-

which naturally leads to congestion at such a small
Itcshould be entirely possible, with the space
already available at the Arcade Postoffice, to install
more windows, and if necessary more space could
be rented in the same building. The staff ought to
be enlarged so that the windows will not go without
attendants at certain times of the day.
Another grievance frequently cited is that the
campus branch is not open Saturday afternoons,
causing one of the most serious jams late Satur-
day morning and discommoding many people en-
Since, in general, the postal service in Ann Arbor
has been very satisfactory, it seems only right that
something be done to relieve a situation that is very
exasperating to large numbers of students and
townspeople on Ann Arbor's large east side.
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.
Fisch's Statement
To the Editor:
Being first duly sworn on this 11th day of March,
1935, I, William L. Fisch, executive secretary of
the National Student League, do depose and state
that the following are the true facts, to my best
knowledge, on developments in the Strachey af-
1. A contract calling for a lecture by John
Strachey to be given in Ann Arbor on March 14,
1935 was entered into on Jan. 29 between W. Colson
Leigh and the N.S.L.;
2. Permission to use Hill Auditorium for this
lecture was granted the N.S.L. by Shirley Smith,
vice-president and secretary of the University of
Michigan on Feb. 16, 1935, under these circum-
(a) Mr. Smith demanded assurance that Mr.
Strachey would give no instructions on what to do
in case of war;
(b) Former Educational Secretary Opler of the
N.S.L. assured him that Mr. Strachey would speak
on the international situation as regards war and
peace and the forces working toward these objec-
(c) No request for a financial statement was
made at this time, nor at any other time, of the
3. A questionnaire was received by the N.S.L. on
Feb. 26 on plain typewritten paper without signa-
ture and directed from Dean Bursley's office. It
asked for information as to the
'(a) Aims of the speaker and the reason for the
organization bringing him;
(b) Cost of tickets, persons responsible for fi-
nances, amount the speaker would receive, etc.;
(c) It made no request for a financial state-
4 I was present at all interviews with Mr.
(a) The first was held on March 2 at which Mr.
Brandt disclosed the existence of a Committee on
Lecture Policy hitherto unknown;
(b) Mr. Brandt then stated that upon the grant-
ing of the use of Hill Auditorium, all financial
matters such as sale of tickets, etc., would be
handled through Dean Bursley's office;
(c) On the evening of March 5, Mr. Brandt
called up and stated that I should see him as some-
thing new had turned up;
(d) On the morning of March 6, Mr. Brandt
stated he had word that W. Colson Leigh had
cancelled the lecture;
(e) In answer to our wire seeking confirmation
of this report W. Colson Leigh stated in a telegram
received on the afternoon of March 6 that the lec-
ture had been cancelled subject to reinstatement on
the receipt of $300;
(f) On seeing this telegram, Mr. Brandt declared
that the whole matter was terminated due to the
(g) At a meeting held in the evening of March 6,
the N.S.L. unanimously voted to raise the neces-
sary funds and underwrite the lecture;
(h) One hundred dollars was wired W. Colson
Leigh on the morning of 14rch 7, and he tele-
graphed at once that a reinstatement was secured;

(i) When this telegram was shown Mr. Brandt
on the afternoon of March 7, he delivered to me an
unsigned typewritten statement to the effect that
the lecture could not be held in a University build-
ing because of the conclusion of the Committee that
the N.S.L. was not responsible enough to sponsor
lectures in University buildings. and that, regard-
less of Leigh's reinstatement, the matter was a
closed affair so far as the Committee was con-
-William L. Fisch.
State of Michigan, )
County of Washtenaw) ss.
Before me this 11th day of March, 1935, appeared
William L. Fisch who deposed and declared under
oath that the facts above stated were true to the
best of his knowledge.
Notary Public
My Commission expires Aug. 3, 1935.
Notary Public, Wayne County, Michigan,
Acting in Washtenaw County, Michigan.
NOTE: The following telegram was received
by The Daily in answer to a query to the firm
backing Mr. Strachey as to the subject of the
lecture to be given here. - The Editors.
NEW YORK NY, MAR 11, 1935
Bridled Taste

As the weather changes so do human emotions
says a professor at the University of Cincinnati.
The mild unstimulating weather of the United
States is responsible for the lackadaisical attitude
assumed by most Americans toward important
questions of the day, claims the doctor, "When the
cold stormy years return, he continues, "man's
energy will return likewise." Suicides are the sure
sign of a weather change, he adds.
There has been a notable lack of double-
breasted suits adorning the male element of
the freshman class over the past week-ened.
After all, those neweley acquired fraternity
pins can't gleam through a closed vest front.
we don't blame you fellows - there was a time
that we put our double-breasted suits into the
discard, too.
Another honor for Huley Long? Students at the
University of Iowa have formed a "League for the
Promotion of War." This group believes that dic-
tatorship is the only solution for the complex
problems which confront the world today. They
advocate computsory military training for all col-
lege students and have invited Huey Long to be-
come the honorary leader of the group. It is
doubted whether the "Great Huey" will have any-
thing to do with such an undertaking.
We didn't know that we were an organ for
the popularizing of dormitories and sororities
but just look at this letter:
"Dear Bud:
We have noticed the wonderful publicity you
have given many sororities and dormitories
and we see no reason why we should be "left
out in the cold." Although I don't think it is
necessary to let the campus know there is a
place called Martha Cook, as they already
know, it would never hurt us to get before the
public eye.
Hoping you will oblige us we are
"Three Martha Cook Girls."
We hope the printing of this letter will suit
your wishes.
The influence of smoking on intelligence has
ofen been debated and n'ow comes a survey taken
at the University of Oklahoma of 100 co-eds to
determine any correlation between the two.
According to classification 40 per cent were.
found to be constant smokers and holders of 1.7
grade averages; 25 per cent were non smokers and
possessors of 1.6 averages; while thet remaining
who were occasional smokers made an average
of 1.8.
Why do they smoke? Generally because "it is
being done." Some feel sophisticated; others en-
joy talking over deep subjects with friends while
smoking; a few indulge to be "smart," others for
relaxation, to be congenial and some for the real
pleasure felt in inhaling and exhaling the gray
smoke of a cigaret.
Which, like most surveys, determines exactly

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OF COURSE, it's uo to you but for authoritative
suggestions, look to the Michigan Daily's Fashion
Supplement appearing Friday or attend the

A Washington

F THE WHITE HOUSE did, as some say, order
the heat turned on in the Senate against Huey
Long, first results of the verbal firing at the
Louisianian might be deemed far from satisfactory
from a White House point of view. Mr. Long now is
on formal recdrd (see Congressional Record) as in-
tending to run again for the Senate in '36. Under
the jabbing of Joe Robinson, McKellar of Ten-
nessee and Bailey of North Carolina, he renounced
his previously lightly-spoken purpose of running
again for governor that year.
Anyone could have foreseen it. Had there been
the slightest prospect of Long's removing himself
or of his being removed by Louisiana voters from
the Senate, nature would have been allowed to
take its course.
AS AN ILLUSTRATION of just how valuable that
Senate forum is to Long, the spectacle in the
Senate during the various episodes of the Robin-
son-Long, McKellar-Long, Bailey-Long dialogs, are
worth noting. That almost continuous performance
was the best show in town. It played to a better
crowd than even a standing-room-only sign would
Someway the word drifted about town swiftly
when ever another episode was coming. House
members by thet dozen oozed in to line the brick
wall of the Senate chamber four deep. Senators
abandoned committee rooms to hustle to their re-
served seats. Capitol attaches of all sorts, even from
the aloof and dignified precincts of the Supreme
Court, joined the parade. Departmental officials
dashed up in cabs. Even the usually vacant diplo-
matic gallery showed a good attendance.
Where could Governor Long or any other gov-
ernor command such an audience as did Senator
Long? The press gallery was jammed to suffoca-
tion. There was no part of the nation that was not
reading in its papers in a matter of minutes what
N, as said on the floor.
MANY HIGHLY unparliamentary personalities
were bandied back and forth between senators
without appeal to the rules to shut them off. Long
certainly made no such appeals, although he was
the taet nf shotsa hat n hnt asthe Senate ever

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