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__T___THE MICHIGAN DAILY TUESDI

AY, MARCH 26, 19

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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University year and Summer Session by the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications.
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and the Big Ten News Service.
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$4.50.
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EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephonie 4925
MANAGING EDITOR.............WILLIAM G. FERRIS
CITY EDITOR......... ......JOHN HEALEY
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR...........RALPH G. COULTER
SPORTS EDITOR .....................ARTHUR CARSTENS
WOMEN'S EDITOR ......................EI|ANOR BLUM
NIGHT EDITORS: Courtney A. Evans, John J. Flaherty,
Thomas E. Groehn, Thomas F. Kleene, David G. Mac-
donald, John M. O'Connell, Arthur M. Taub.
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William Reed, Arthur Settle.
WOMEN'S ASSISTANTS: Barbara L. Bates, Dorothy Gies,
Florence Harper, 'leanor Johnson, Josephine McLean,
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riet Hathaway, 1Aarion Holden, Lois King, Selma Levin,
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Rueger. Dorothy Shappell, Molly Solomon, Laura Wino-
grad. Jewel Wuerfel.
BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 2-1214
BUSINESS MANAGER ...............RUSSELL B. READ
CREDIT MANAGER................ROBERT S. WARD
WOMEN'S BUSINESS MANAGER .......JANE BASSETT
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS: Local Advertising, John Og-
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, Homer Lathrop, Tom
Clarte. Gordon Cohn, Merrell Jordanl, Stanley Joffe.
Richard E. -Chaddock.
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Cowie, Bernadine Field. Betty Greve, Mary Lou Hooker,
Helen Shepland, Betty Simonds, Marjorie Langenderfer,
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Bentley, Anne Cox, Jane Evans, Ruth Field, Jean Guion,
Mildred Haas, Ruth Lipkint, Mary McCord, Jane Wil-
loughby.
NIGHT EDITOR: COURTNEY A. EVANS

A Chance For
Thinking Voters.-.
R EPORTS from several state political
fronts indicate that interest in next
Monday's election is at extremely low ebb.
Unfortunately this election is not the exception
but the rule in American politics. The only interest
ever shown by the electorate is a purely synthetic
concern over issues raised by a lot of slogan-mak-
ing candidates. Cool consideration of important
issues is something very conspicuous by its absence
on the American scene.
Monday's election is important. A superintendent
of public instruction and two justices of the state
supreme court will be chosen. While the contest
for these posts has not raised the interest that
the recent gubernatorial election did, it is because
high-powered campaigning is absent, not because
the positions are not important. The fortunes of a
state rest as much with these men as they do
with higher officials.
Monday will be a good chance for the thinking
people of Michigan to decide the issues with a cer-
tain sang-froid, unattended by a lot of verbal lum-
ber. If those possessing the franchise are not in-
terested enough to vote under the present some-
what tranquil conditions they are asking for more
of the kind of ballyhoo on which demagogs so
easily capitalize.
The SOAP BOX
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 condensq
all letters of over 300 words.
Electives And Ex-Officios
To the Editor:
Having recommended to the Senate Committee
a governing body composed of eight elective mem-
bers and nine ex-officios, the Undergraduate Coun-
cil has the temerity to state that this proposal is
an "impartial result" of the survey of student opin-
ion which it conducted.
I happened to be present at most of the Coun-
cil'; meetings on this entire question. What hap-
pened was that a sub-committee of three Council
members first turned in an interpretation of the
survey which declared that the new government
should consist of 10 representatives elected accord-
ing to some scheme of proportional representation,
and five ex-officio members. This report was ar-
gued and rejected in favor of a new interpretation
calling for 10 representative and five ex-officios.
Two or three weeks passed and the Council met
again. For the third time the exact same set of
facts was interpreted- this time to mean that
there be nine ex-officio members and eight active
members.
From this juggling of interpretations two conclu-
sions emerge:
1. The survey was indicative of little or nothing.
2. The Council has therefore not impartially in-
terpreted student opinion; it has simply stated its
own views.
Why, then, the hypocrisy? Must the Council hide
behind something - it might as well be the sup-
posed will of the student body - in order to justify
the weaknesses of its proposed plan?
Let's have some clarity on this entire matter.
Why has the Undergraduate Council suddenly re-
treated from a democratic proposal to one which
will simply mean another fraternity-playboy-honor
society? Haven't this year's class elections and theI
bankruptcy of the present Council shown the utter
hopelessness of this type of student government?
These are points to be considered by the Senate
Committee this week when it passes upon the
recommendation of the Undergraduate Council.
-J.D.
jAs Others See ItJ
The'Power' Of The Editorial
(From The New York University Bulletin)
[NE OF THE PRIMARY reasons that some 37
editors, representing the leading college news-

papers throughout the United States and Canada,
met at Christmas time in Washington, was to pro-
test the expulsion of Jesse H. Cutrer from Louis-
iana State University through Huey Long's inter-
vention.
The way the boys prated about "freedom" and
"power of the press" was as interesting as it was
amusing. In such cases where an editor is unjusti-
fiably expelled * (as certainly Jesse Cutrer was),
those editors decided that it would be a fine thing
if they would all attack the offending institution
together. The Freedom of the Press will be pre-
served through the Power of Editorial!
"Just think-editorial pressure from 35 dif-
ferent sources! Boy, that'll make 'em jump!" was
the common attitude.
It's too bad the boys have such a naive faith
in the power of their puny editorials. The Cutrer
incident was publicized all over the country by
the college and national press; editorials were
written in dozens of cities.
Yet ghat happened? Cutrer is still out of L.S.U.'s
conditions. The "power" of the press has not
amounted to anything in this case.
Editorials may interest the reader, and they may
even stir him a bit. The World Telegram and pos-
sibly the Hearst editorials are good examples of
the latter. But power? It's all gone and the sooner
American journalism realizes it, the better it will
be. The less ridiculous it will be.
American editors are simply plodding along
with a tradition that goes further back than they
can trace.
In fact, whenever an editorial does accomplish
something, the paper is so proud of such a rare
cccurrence that the incident must be recorded in
the paper's history-Lord knows there are few

COLLEGIATE
OBSERVER
By BUD BERNARD
BUD BERNARD'S LESSON NUMBER TWO
Telephone Technique
(When your party is not in at the dorm.)
"Hello Mary? .
"She isn't? . . . No thanks, no message . . . one
moment please.
"Youcouldn't tell me when she'll be back? .
Uh, huh
"By the way, who is this?
"Oh, across the hall, I thought she didn't have
a roommate.
"Do you know your voice sounds strangely un-
familiar?..
"I don't mean that of course. I've probably never
heard it before. I mean it's so unusual.
"What? No. I mean it sounds much nicer than
the ordinary voice over the phone . . . I'll have to
tell Mary she has a very nice sounding neigh-
bor ....
"Not at all. But you know you've got my curiosity
completely aroused?
"Well, I'm anxious to know what sort of a person
goes with such a voilce.
"Of course, you know, the best way for me
to find out don't you ... tell me all about your-
self.
"But wait a minute. Aren't you going to give me
some label to attach to that voice?
"Beth, that's a nice name ...
"Do I like it? You beth! ....
"Oh, all right . . . Well how about that self-
analysis?
"Oh, modesty. You go ahead and tell me every-
thing about yourself.
"Mmmmmmm, you sound okey...
There is something in your voice that tells me
you're from the city. Are you? ...
"Detroit. Oh, you mean that place that Ford
built.
"And what class are you in? . . . That's nice, so
am I...
"Yeah? . . . Well, as the delicatessen man said,
the wurst is yet t come.
"Taking any interesting courses this year .. .
"You are? Why I'm in that course .
"Wait, let's see, what'd you say you looked
like? .. .
"You don't sit on the left side of the room to-
wards the windows? ...
"In the third seat from the aisle? .. .
"So you're the diz - the blonde that I noticed
so often? ... What a small world after all?
"Well, Beth, I'll tell Mary she certainly has a
wonderful sounding neighbor. Good-bye."
A wealthy New York man collects fraternity pins,
and 200 hockshops were given his name and ad-
dress so they can call him whenever one is hocked.
If he likes it, he buys it for his collection.
But when the pin of a certain fraternity comes
into a pawnship the dealer gets the pawner's name
and address and gives the pin and the informa-
tion to the collector.
He buys the pin, attaches it to a $100 bill and
sends it back to the man who pawned it..
One of his fraternity brothers..
A Washington
BYSTANDER
By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, March 25.
A SURPRISING angle on the German crisis,
precipitated by Herr Hitler's open defiance
of military provisions of the Versailles treaty, /is
that anti-League die-hars in the Senate and else-
where did not immediately bob
up to say, "I told you so."
If the United States had
joined the League, Washington
might be closer to being drawn
F A i' into the new European crisis
.s than it is as a non-member ,not-

r. withstanding blanket inclusion
of the military provisions in the
separate German - American
peace treaty. It looked like an
opportunity for Senators Borah,
Johnston, et al., who remain of
the bitter-end opponents of
American entry into the League.
No doubt they will be heard from in time.
S TO MAKING protest to Germany under terms
of the separate peace treaty, the cautious con-
sideration of such a step in Washington is easily
understandable. Since traditional American policy
stops any move to implement such a protest if it
goes unheeded, the usefulness of making it at all
is worth weighing.
TET, HISTORY repeats itself remarkably at
times. It is recalled that in 1914, at the
cutbreak of the World War when German marched
into Belgium, a great demand arose in the United
States for a protest due jo the fact that the United
States was an adherent of the treaty guaranteeing
the neutrality of Belgium. President Wilson took
the position that this country merely had guaran-
teed not to violate Belgian neutrality itself; that
it had not undertaken to defend that neutrality
even by words against any other power which did
violate it. The Belgian treaty, or rather German
action despite it, was the original "scrap of paper"
incident now so recalled in connection with Ger-
man re-arming.
The late president Theodore Roosevelt was an
advocate of an American protest at that time, The

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Congratlaions,
Victors!.

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M ICHIGAN STUDENTS are not un-
aware that. they are represented by
two fBne championship teams, in track and in
swimming. The rousing victories during the past
vweeks of these two Varsity squads especially have
done much to make up for defeats in other sports
in the fall and winter, and to assure Michigan of
its perennial all-around athletic leadership of the
Big Ten.
Michigan will be mighty proud of its victors as
they go into the swimming nationals next week-
end, and of the track squad as it continues to win
rew laurels throughout the spring.
'jmt Around
The Corner'. .
T II OLD GAG that prosperity is just
around the corner has been pulled
so often in the past five years that even the most
credulous o us are beginning to wonder why so
many of America's leaders are willing -nay, anx-
ious - to stick their heads out in making such
problematical statements.
The latest of our economic prophets is none other
than the artistically-minded aluminum tycoon,
Andrew Mellon, one-time secretary of the treasury
and now on trial for income tax evasion. This new
wizard of the business cycle has slightly altered the
"around the corner" prognostication with the even
more potent statement that the financial upheaval
of the past few years is "just a bad quarter of an
hour."
Mr. Mellon goes on to say that "America is going
through a bad quarter of an hour, but present
conditions, however distressing, especially in terms
of human suffering, reflect only a passing phase in
our history. New generations are coming on and
science and new inventions and the advance in
human intelligence will solve many problems that
now seem insurmountable."
Similar examples of meaningless optimism have
been heard from Herbert Hoover, Ogden Mills, and
and assorted collection of politicians, industrialists
and Brain Trusters, all of whom, one would think,
weuld be rather abashed at the aftermath of their
prophecies.
Were these pleasant remarks amusing and no

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