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WEDNE~SDAY, MARCH 27, 1935
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NIGHT EDITOR: JOHN J. FLAHERTY
To Subsidization .. .
PROBABLY the closest approach to
actually paying athletes to play on
college teams has been evolved with the an-
nouncement of the plan of the new National Ama-
teur Football Association.
The avowed purpose of the organization is to
satisfy the football-hungry crowds by establish-
ing teams in all important towns and cities of
the country and, as members of district associa-
tions of the A.A.U., compete for state and national
The receipts of the games will be shared by the
state and national A.A.U.'s, the bulk to go into an
educational fund to assist needy students.
Despite the fact that the Association insists that
athletic proficiency will not necessarily determine
the selection of the students who benefit by the
fund it is rather obvious that they are the only
ones who should benefit by it. The athletes play
in the games and therefore the receipts from them
should be used on the players.
Any athlete in the Association who is considered
of college caliber and who has sufficient scholas-
tic ability will be sent to college by the Association
with gate receipts earned by the athletes. The only
technicality that doesn't make them professionals
is that the money is not given them directly but
is handed out in the form of a scholarship by a
group of trustees.
It is rather hard to believe that athletic profi-
ciency will not be a primary consideration when
one looks at the names of the members who will
administer the fund. Everyone of the them is a
man prominent in athletics and all but one of
them is or at one time was a football coach.
We are not arguing that paying college athletes
is either good or bad, but the organization of the
N.A.F.A. seems to point to the day when the athlete
will receive a regular wage just as members of
many other student organizations do.
HE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION is now
engaged in carrying out a plan that
should prove of great value to the University for
which alumni have already done so much.
Ti1rnc of nrarcifv iiilrlrirc and ,f nmrif
day pictures of the campus and student life that
i recall their own Ann Arbor days and stimulate
their pride in the, growing school.
A further purpose which these movies may be
expected to accomplish and one which more imme-
diately concerns the University is the placing be-
fore high school students of such a graphic presen-
tation of the attractions of this University. Other
schools have already experimented and found such
pictures a very effective way to interest the pros-
pective student who is not certain about where he
wants to go.
The United States consumes annually about
15,000,000 pounds of the kind of cherries that go
cn top of fancy sundaes. At that rate, it would
probably be wiser not to plow any under this
An Enid, Okla., man has succeeded in growing a
lemon 16 inches in circumference and 17% inches
in length. The only problem now is how to choose
the winner from among the many competitors in
the national spotlight,
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 nampes 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.
To the Editor:
From the communication in yesterday's Daily
signed "J.D." it is again evident that no matter
what course is puf'sued, as in the case of the
Undergraduate Council's recommendation on stu.
dent government, it is impossible to please every-
The writer seems to have forgotten that there
were approximately a dozen other people present
at all of the meetings of the present council and
they arrived at conclusions in variance with his.
Because, however, he fails to agree with them,
he immediately assumes they are wrong.
The actual facts are a bit jumbled by our ob-
server anyhow. To begin with, it was never
believed that the poll conducted by the council
indicated a desire for proportional representation.
That was a plan of an outsider which was presented
at one of the meetings, and after very lengthy
discussion it was felt that the poll had not revealed
any inclination in this direction. It was also decided
that, aside from the poll, the plan would not be
as feasible as some others. This decision was en-
tirely within the powers of the present body.
It is true that the poll was re-interpreted at the
last meeting in a very minor degree. The writer
fails to mention that this was done in good faith,
the members agreeing unanimously that the poll
had allowed such an interpretataion. They also
agreed that their latest amendment was an im-
provement over what had been drawn up.
The most outstanding facts of the situation may
be summed up as follows:
1. Such a poll as was taken, since it did not
provide for definite answers in every case, was
bound to be open to varying interpretations. The
only way to avoid this would be to require answers
of "yes" or 'no."
2. The members of the Council are not the ogres
they are painted by "J.D." They have acted
throughout in what they felt to be the best interests
of the student body and student government.
3. The plan as now formulated is naturally not
perfect, but it is felt to be the best that can be
4. The accusation that "this year's class elections
afid the bankruptcy of the present council have
shown the hopelessness of this type of government"
is without foundation. The trouble with class
elections lay in the political system, and this was
corrected as much as possible without completely
doing away with the offices. And, the Council is
A little correct information, and an open mind,
present great advantages, "J.D."
To the Editor:
An article published yesterday in the Soap Box
column under the headline "Electives" requests
that the Undergraduate Council give an explana-
tion of its seeming reversal of interpretation of
the student government survey used in drawing
up the proposed constitution now being considered
by the Senate Committee on Student Affairs.
In order to furnish "some clarity on this entire
matter" as well as to correct some misapprehen-
sions of the author of this article, the history of
the question may be summarized as follows:
The survey was conducted by the Council at the
request of the Senate committee in order that
the committee might have some background for its
consideration of the proposed Union plan which
had been submitted to it.
The survey "was indicative of little or nothing,"
but in accordance with the request of the Senate
Committee, its results, with a new constitution
drawn as closely as possible from the results, were
submitted to the committee.
The new constitution was returned to the Coun-
cil with the notation that the Senate Committee
would like a definite recommendation from the
Council with regard to it. The Council then no
longer attempted to follow the nebulous expres-
sion of student opinion on the subject and amended
the constitution to agree with its own beliefs.
The Council did this because it was asked for
its own recommendation which necessarily must
be in favor of its own views. It did not state that
this amended constitution was the "impartial re-j
sult of the survey of student opinion which it con-
ducted," although it still follows to a great degree
whatever conclusions could be drawn from the
COL LEG IATE
By BUD BERNARD
Add these to your campus dictionary:
Dramatics: Accent training for parrots.
Professor: A man who wrote a book.
Authority: A man who read a book.
Scholar: A man who wants to read a book.
Geology: Proof that storks didn't bring the
Roky M:otaipants get along.
Athletics: Organized sadism.
Music: How to stop laughing.
Journalism: A short course in blackmail.
Sociology: How to make a science out of
other people's business.
Philosophy: How to answer unanswerable
questions that nobody asks.
Zoology: Beginning course for people who
don't know those things.
Only the voice of the instructor and the howling
of the wind could be heard in the freshman Eng-
lish class at the University of Maryland last
winter. The previous assignment had been for each
little frosh to try his hand at poetry. The instructor
had picked one at random and prepared to read
it. The class shuddered, partly because of the
elements and partly in anticipation of what was to
come. He began:
"A villager went walking in the countryside one
And spied a young horse feeding in the fields
so green and gay;
He knew a townsman owned it, but who he
So he took the horse's bridle and led across the
He led it to the village, and cried in a deep bass
I've found a missing animal, whose colt; whose
colt; whose colt."
Come a muffled feminine voice, from inside
the confines of a raccoon cote, "Damn it I'm
From the University of Southern California
comes word of further idiosyncrasies of that fa-
mous Swedish movie star. It seems that Greta
Garbo was out in her front yard pulling grass out
by the handful and throwing it on her head. When
curious passing pedestrians questioned her as to
her purpose she replied, "Oh, I wand to be a lawn."
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THINGS I'D LIKE TO SE
J. P. Morgan on a soap box in Central Park.
Henry Ford in a Chevrolet.
Malcolm Campbell driving a horse and
Mae West at the South Pole.
Fritz Kreisler leading a jazz orchestra.
Adolph Hitler walking down a dark street in
A DIRECT HIT
You're cute, but you're dumb;
Your humor may interest some
But to me, all that I note,
Entirely gets my goat.
By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, March 26.
LOOKING over the Congressional Record inspires.
the notion that whenever state legislatures are
not otherwise occupied they are bombarding Con-
gress with petitions, memorials and resolutions
about every conceivable subject. How many pages
of the Record already are filled with these /com-
munications no one knows, except perhaps the
index clerks. How much good they do may be
judged fromuthis remark by Chairman O'Connor of
the House rules committee:
"The stateof Wisconsinhwrote bthn branches
of Congress and asked if these petitions or me-.
morials addressed to Congress were of any worth
or had any influence," he told the House. "As far
as I know the state of Wisconsin received the reply
that it might just as well save the expense of print-
The particular incident that aroused O'Connor
was an Idaho legislative resolution calling for
bonus payment. House members have been getting
away recently with printing such communications
in the body of the Record, although House custom
has been merely to note their presentation, then
shoot them to whatever committee they concern,
never to be read or thought of again.
IN THE SENATE, however, they always get into
the record. Sometimes they bob up first as ad-
dressed to the vice-president; but usually senators
pop them in and are duly credited with having
called the matter to Senate attention. Only in rare
cases are they actually read.
Congressional Record compositors and proof
readers at the government printing office comprise
just about the entire reading public to scan the
product of that jealously guarded constitutional
right to petition.
On the day O'Connor's objection excluded the
Idaho bonus resolution from the record of House
proceedings, there were some 30 such state legis-
lature communications received and printed in full
in the Senate part of the Record. The Idaho res-
olution was included. But for O'Connor's action,
all of the 30 probably would have been duplicated,
taking up about 10 pages of the Record. And still
no one except the printers would have read them.
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