THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 1935
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courses given by the department of speech and
general linguistics, and by campus forensic so-
cieties for freshmen students.
But whatever one does, one must never be led
into accepting a speech professor as a model. That,
if we may believe what Prof. Henry Moser said
some weeks ago, would be the complete undoing
of us all.
A lecturer was talking to a group of poul-
try students at Penn State College recently and
in his talk spoke of the wonders of home life.
"My goad friends," he said, "what is home
without a mother?"
One of the students answered, "an incu-
A columnist at the University of California
nominates the following for the most unhappy
man in the world: "A seasick traveller with
COL L EGIATE
By BUD BFRNARD
Herc's a centributien ucming from N.N.L.:
Leander swam the Hellespont,
Or so they say in fables,
And Hercules, it's rumored, cleaned
Some very dirty stables.
A lad named Caesar came and saw
And conquered most of Gaul;
Ulysses at the fall of Troy
Was there to help the fall.
But I should like to see them start
To phone at half-past eight
Upon a moonlight summer eve
AND GET A DECENT DATE.
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NIGHT EDITOR: ARTHUR M. TAUB
SAnd In Adapting
To College Life . . .
HE OPINION has often been ex-
pressed that first-year students at
Michigan and most of the other large universities
do not benefit to the fullest possible extent during
their freshman year because they do not adapt
themselves readily to the change from secondary
school to college. For some time the existence of
this situation has been acknowledged by educators,
but generally not enough has been done about it.
The Student-Faculty Relations Committee of
the Union has come forward with a program of
lectures and discussions for freshman men cal-
culated to reveal information which will aid in
combatting this problem in future years. Prof.
Bennett Weaver of the English department will
deliver the lectures and conduct the discussions of
There are various problems which present them-
selves in connection with the development of a
healthy intellectual life. In the first place, it has
been found that many freshmen with high school
diplomas do not know how to study. Many do not
know how to select a field of concentration, and
hence, they graduate presumably with a very
thorough knowledge of some field in which they
have no interest. Finally, it is felt that many stu-
dents are not interested in intellectual pursuits.
Such a program, in which the students and
faculty members attempt to solve educational
problems through mutual cooperation, should go
a long w'ay toward improving this situation and
eventually eliminating it entirely. Professor Wea-
ver and the committee should devote particular
attention to the proper methods of study, choice
of concentration fields of chief interest and the
stimulation of a true interest in intellectual pur-
A N ARTICLE in a recent issue of the
Woman's Home Companion states
that tests given college freshmen reveal that 52
per cent of them have speech that is "unsatisfac-
tory." Less than 10 per cent had voices that were
An unsatisfactory voice was characterized as one
that is muffled, guttural, strident, rasping, shrill,
raucous, monopitch, flat or nasal.
A pleasing voice is probably at least half of a
To the Editor:
May I voice my approval of an editorial which
recently appeared on this page and in which an
appeal was made to have the Library open on
Sunday afternoons and evenings? Many of us must
in these days carry outside work to enable us to
continue our studies on the campus; and this in
addition to a heavy schedule which often calls for
extensive outside reading. The FERA, which em-
ploys so many students, offers many a case in
point. Most of the supervisors prefer to have the
work under them done in the day-time hours. The
student then finds he must devote his evenings to
preparation and study of text assignments and
problems for the next day's classes, hoping to
catch up on his outside reading over the week-
end. And, as the editorial stated, since there are
but a limited number of copies of most of the
references, he may consider himself fortunate
indeed if he manages to sign one out for Sunday
I would like to point out that there is still an-
other angle the University might consider. Many
of us, when fortunate enough to have the time,
like to "browse" about in the Library following
up topics of individual interest and outside the
prescribed fields of study. I believe a check-up of
the students reading journals of technical and
semi-technical nature, encyclopedias, biographies,
etc. would reveal that a considerable number do
so on their own initiative. What better way is there
to acquire the so called "liberal education" and
compensate for what many students and instruc-
tors charge to be an excessive rigidity of the pre-
scribed courses of study in the Lit School (and cer-
tainly is in the professional schools) ? And what
ceuld be a more desirable method of furnishing
educational recreation in a day when curtailment
of expenditures in the line of entertainment is the
common thing? Indeed, I believe Dr. Bishop some
time ago issued figures which show that despite
decreased enrollment more extensive use of library
facilities is being made than ever before. And
might not the University with advantage deflect
to this purpose the money utilized in the annual
subsidy to the money-making Michigan Union?
Abolition Of Mill Tax
To the Editor:
A significant news bulletin was printed in last
Friday's Daily. The bulletin stated that there is a
determined movement in the State Legislature to
abolish the educational mill taxes and force edu-
cational institutions to be dependent on direct
appropriations fromsthe general fund.
It has been acknowledged time and again that
the mill tax is the lifeblood of this University.
I have little doubt that the National Student
League has engendered the Legislature's action,
and has thus begun its own destruction. The first
conceivable action of the Legislature, after aboli-
tion of the mill tax, will be to reduce appro-
priations to the University and to raise the tuition,
for two reasons:
1. To "save the taxpayers' money."
2. To rid the campus of eastern Semitic agita-
t.on and addle-brained revolutionists.
Thus, in order to gain a modicum of odious
publicity, one organization and several faculty
members have jeopardized the welfare of the en-
tire University and its members.
The National Student League (?) has cut its
own throat, and has betrayed the students, the fac-
ulty and the University itself.
-A Michigan Man.
C. F. H. To H. F. C.
To the Editor:
Is it possible that I detect a shade of subtle
pique in the entirely charming and refined com-
nmunication of the redoubtable H.F.C.? Surely the
graceful yet straightforward rhetoric in which it
is couched cannot, for all its excellence, fail to re-
veal a certain deep-seated rancor. In some inex-
plicable way, I receive the distinct impression that
the professional decorum of that sterling person
is exceeded only by a native simplicity and some-
vhat bucolic naivete.
To my original biting commentary, I can add
only that a taste as impeccable as my own is re-
quired to appreciate the irrational fatuity of the
current picture reviews.
Keeping America 'Unspoiled'
To the Editor:
The following passage is from a new book, "Fas-
cism and Social Revolution," by R. Palme Dutt
A kissing survey recently made at the University
of California showed that out of 100 co-eds every
one had been kissed (by a man) at least once. Most
of the co-eds have long since lost track of the
number of kisses they have received, but 14 ad-
mitted they had only been kissed once.
One shy freshman woman was kissed for the
first, and so far, the last time during a "spin the
bottle" game when she was 13 years old. She said,
'I've been waiting for another kiss ever since."
The following is a letter which was found in the
editorial office of the Brown University student
Just a line to tell you I've a swell professor
who says A's aren't important to success at
all. You knew Dad, Einstein once flunked out
in math.; it just goes to show, Dad, what a
iasket this marking business is. The profs
select pets and you can't beat it. If a fellow
doesn't wear smoked glasses and stoop like a
longshoreman under a stalk of bananas, he
doesn't stand a show.
I'm a sort of conscientious objector, Dad;
I think if you get the worth of the course,
exams don't matter. They're just a grind that
weakens your eyes and your health, and Mums
is always warning me about that. Travel broad-
ens, but study thinnens.
Profs. can't correct all the papers in large
courses, so they just give out what they think
you deserve, and if you haven't agreed with
them in everything you don't stand a chance.
But I was always like you, Dad, I stood up and
objected if anything seemed wrong to me. Well
so long, Dad, and love to Mums.
Respectfully yours, your son J.
P.S.: By the way, Dad, you'll find my last
semester grades enclosed.
The University of Yukon last week banned co-
educational nude bathing while the weather is
below zero. It is understood that this drastic step
was taken only with the greatest reluctance. The
Dean of Medicine said that the practice was most
By KIRKE SIMPSON
1HE PERSEVERANCE of Sen. Lynn Frazier
seems worthy of a better fate. Ever since he
came to Congress, he has been hammering away
against military training in land grant colleges. It's
a passion with him, perhaps because he attended
such a college and no doubt did his "hay-foot,
straw-foot" drill on the campus with a 10-pound
musket on his shoulder and an old-fashioned bay-
onet scabbard banging the back of his knees.
If his drill masters hoped the experience would
fire young Frazier with thoughts of military glory,
they were sadly mistaken. He has been a thorn
in their path ever since he broke into public life.
And that matter of teaching the young college
student how to shoot has been his own special Sen-
ate target year after year. There has been a "Fra-
zier amendment" seeking to whip the devil of com-
pulsory military drill out of the land grant colleges
lost in the wake of every Army appropriations bill
passed in his time.
"HIS YEAR is no exception. But this year the
senator was under special handicaps. The de-
pression has made it tough financially for nearly
all colleges. Army contributions to land grant insti-
tutions, granted because of military courses taught
there, have increased imiortance in the eyes of
college managements. To be sure that enough
students enroll to warrant continued army atten-
tion, compulsory courses are still the rule even in
colleges which otherwise might scrap them.
To meet that situation, the current Frazier
amendment sought to substitute voluntary for com-
pulsory courses. Heretofore he usually has mus-
tered a considerable showing of support although
never actually winning out in his unceasing cam-
paigns. It was different in a Senate bent, for
whatever reason, on boosting national defense
ashore in decisive fashion. Senator Frazier did not
get enough "hands" to entitle him to a roll-call
INCIDENTALLY inspection of roll-calls on not
only Army but nearly every other question that
conceivably might have a national defense bearing,
shows a remarkable solidarity among Congres-
sional West-Coasters in favor of more Army, Navy
and all defense. Probably it is a reaction to all
the talk precipitated by the fruitless London naval
conversations and Japanese denunciation of the
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