THE MICHIAN DAILY
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1935
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NIGHT EDITOR: THOMAS H. KLEENE
(WTHAT'S DOING" has returned to the
campus, and our opposition to it
this tirhe is as strong as it was last. We don't like
it because it is bad journalism, because it repro-
duces Michigan life to the outsider in a bizarre
mockery, because it glorifies a false and shallow
standard of conduct, because it champions socialI
idlers and notoriety seekers, and because it is a1
direct appeal to the cheap and indecent elements
of human nature.
.'What's Doing" isn't clever; it's dull. It lacks
taste, culture, dignity. It is an indication of small-1
townness and its gossip is the gossip of Hick's gen-
eral store at Four Corners.1
it is 'a pointed criticism of the Michigan. student
body, of the shallowness of its background and1
the confusions of its judgment, that dirt sheets
are popular and honest efforts to establish a cam-
pus literary publication are greeted with the in-
tellectual frigidity one normally associates with
elevator boys, 10-cents-a-dance-belles, taxi danc-
ers, and burlesque queenies.
Debate On Topics
OfThe Day.. ..
URTHER evidence of an increasing
undergraduate interest in current1
affairs may be seen in the attempt of a group of1
enterprising college students to promote the foun-
dation of an organization embodying the functions
of the old New England Town Hall, the farmers'
forums which met and discussed the AAA refer-
enda. The sponsors of the move hope to set up+
this organization, to be known as The Hall, in a
number of universities and colleges this spring,
and to work from that beginning out into small
towns before the presidential race in 1936.
This idea will be patterned as closely as possible
after the famous Oxford Union, according to pre-+
liminary plans. The system is not entirely new in
this country inasmuch as it has already been per-+
fected at Princeton, where a group of undergrad-
uates have revived interest in the old Whig and
Cliosophic Societies, the traditional debating clubs
there. It has also been put into active operation at
Yale, where the Yale Political Union is growing
Tf- . . ,1n.n~Atho*at 1 last rnnp a. anhcM
ate vote on the World Court, the present impasse
on the work-relief bill, or in cutting across artificial
party lines and debating real issues in presi-
Considering its benefits from a local standpoint,
such an organization would serve to increase the
interest of the student body in current social, eco-
nomic and political trends both at home and
abroad. Furthermore, it would serve as a source of
information to undergraduates on pertinent topics.
There is considerable of merit in this plan and
much that would justify its establishment on the
Michigan campus. Increased enrollment in courses
in the political science department indicates the
development of student interest in subjects per-
taining to politics and current events. This fact
alone would seem favorable to the success of the
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 o1 over 300 words.
To the Editor:
I had the most amazing experience of my life
today. I asked the first 10 students I met - not
one of whom I had ever seen before - if they
thought the campus would support the April 4 anti-
war strike here if a lot of other students did. It
was incredible. Every single one of them said he
would back to the limit this international and
nation-wide strike by students of all political be-
liefs, and they predicted that campus support
would range from 50 to 90 per cent of the entire
student body. More striking still was their out-
spoken and vigorous determination to fight war
through any and all means. And I, a member of
the Student Committee Against War, had hardly
dared to hope for more than a few scattered signs
One of them - a jolly yet somehow serious fra-
ternity man - put it this way: "If you will em-
phasize over and over again that this strike is
not against the University administration in any
sense of the word, but is a tremendous event which
will unite hundreds of thousands of students on
nearly every American campus and throughout
the world against their common enemy -war,
then you will get enthusiastic support." To some
of my incredulous readers I can only repeat that
I could scarcely believe my senses, and I invite
them to try the experiment themselves.
And a strike on the Michigan campus will have
a triple significance: our strike will precede most
of the others. A successful strike here will en-
courage every other body of students striking on
April 12. Michigan showed the second largest
anti-war sentiment in the Literary Digest poll.
In addition Michigan is thought of as one of the
half-dozen most influential universities in Amer-
ica. All the student anti-war movements of the
United States -of the world - will focus their
attention on our campus April 4. If Michigan
students are so sincere in their opposition to war
that they will actually brave the denunciations
and sneers of the press at this move that threat-
ens the war-makers, if they are so courageous that
they will defy a large section of the American
press which brands opposition to war as "radical"
and "subversive" (watch the metropolitan press
this April 5), if thousands of students on this cam-
pus will actively signify their unity against war by
action instead or only listening passively to a peace
address by a spokesman of the New Deal; (cf. the
dangerous naval maneuvers to be held in June at
the very door of Japan by our combined Atlantic
and Pacific fleets and nearly 500 planes, the'hun-
cireds of millions of dollars added to the appro-
priations for an offensive navy, the proposed billion
and a half "defense" appropriations - twice what
we spent in 1933!) then the peace sentiment will
have born fruit and we will have witnessed the
beginning of an effective youth movement -a
youth movement already far more powerful in
other countries than our own - a youth movement
not merely for peace, but against war.
The leaders of last year's strike hardly dared
hope for the support of 5,000 students. Instead 25,-
000 responded enthusiastically. Nearly every met-
ropolitan paper in America and Europe carried
the news in banner headlines, stirring the hopes,
lterally, of millions of sympathizers. After that
strike Mr. Hearst's sheets reversed their historic
and implicit trust in our great free educational
system, and now calls them "hotbeds of sedition."
Why? Following that strike a three-day emer-
gency R.O.T.C. conference met in Washington to
discuss how the effects of the strike could be off-
We are in earnest. We are "radical" if to oppose
foreign wars and preparation for them is "radical."
We know that pacifism has collapsed and will be
no more potent in preventing war than the "peace
sentiment" in 1914. We know the helplessness of
the League, the rejection of the World Court, the
failure of disarmament, and the farce of govern-
ments (including our own) signing peace treaties
with one hand and pursuing war with the other.
See recent issues of the "New Republic," "The
Nation," "The Christian Century" and others for
We believe that the militant organization of
youth and of labor in all nations against war (and
we are far behind the rest of the world in this
respect as Serril Gerber, United States delegate to
the World Student Congress Against War, repeat-
edly illustrated in his fine description of that con-
gress) offers the last hope of avoiding legal butch-
ery. The students of the world are eagerly looking
to American students to demonstrate their oppo-
sition to war. We must not fail them.
-Member of the N.S.L.
Toast by the Syracuse Daily Orange: "To the
ladies, who are like watches - pretty enough to
By BUD BERNARD
Saturday's balmy breezes made unsophisti-
cated youngsters again of a senior boy and girl
who have reached that happy state where they
completely understand each other's whims.
They rushed downtown and bought a Mickey
Mouse kite and assembled it with great care.
Then they adjourned to a field on the out-
skirts of Ann Arbor and proceeded to fly it
merrily. Soon people driving by stopped their
cars and began to give advice on the gentle
art of kite-flying. While they were romping
thus, the idyllic atmosphere was momentarily
shattered by a little boy of ten, with HIS
lady love. When within earshot, he turned
to his girl friend, with a Steig-like look, "come
up and see my etchings" smirk and said sar-
donically, "And they think they know some-
thing of life'"
The University Daily Kansan has a member on
the staff who used his spare time the other day
to attempt to determine the cause of the dust
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Poi Goes j101jo I eNrt
and so will hers
when you ask for that date
for next Tuesday night at 8.
Benefit U. of M. Frcs, Air Cmp
Tuesday, April 2
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storm. He announced
Huey Long .....
Fan Dancers ..-.
Dust and wind.
the following results from
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"Dear Bud," writes D.L.O., "perhaps you'll
like this story:
"The young man was clearly beyond help
when they dragged him out of the wreck. His
two friends supported him tenderly on each
side, and looked into his wan face. He was
trying to say something -- desperately trying
to say something and kept wetting his lips
with his tongue as if they were really parched.
"His friends bent a little closer to listen to
his hoarse whisper:
" I know I'm gone -- through. . but before
... I go.... I want you . . . er . . . to give
Mary . . . this message ..Tell her I
died . . . er . . . with . . . her on . . . my
lips . . . I love . . . her . . . alone . . . always
. . . no one . . else. Will . . . er . . will
you . . . tell . . . her . . . will
"He was gently reassured.
"'And . . . er . . Betty . . . tell . .. er
. . . the . . . same . er . . . thing.' "
A Smith College lassie recently swallowed the
gold crown from a tooth. She consulted a doctor
of her chance of living through the disaster, and
she was informed by the good physician that the
crown wouldn't do her constitution any good, and
then added, "But I can't get my clause on it."
about the good old days ... with a foam-
ing glass of beer to refresh spirits and
memories. Then is when they say "I
GO for Pfeiffer's," and mean it!
Pfeiffer s Tarn<ur
Pi ifer's Wurzburgr
PFEIFFER BREWING COMPANY." DETROIT " 3700 BEAUFAIT " PLAZA 2228
By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, March 28.
4 MORE IMMEDIATELY interesting question
than whether Herbert Hoover has dreams of
a '36 personal political comeback -'36 is far away,
politically - is whether his
epistle to the Republican faith-
ful gathered at Sacramento af-
fords a basis for a real organiza-
tion rally of the Republican
Mr. Hoover said it was "solely
through the Republican party"
that the voters could effectively
revolt against the "newly creat-
ed system of regimentation and
bureaucratic domination" in
Washington. He called for "a
HOOVER rejuvenatedandvigorous Re-
publican organization" against
the New Deal and all its works and ways.
Meantime, how were the Republicans in Con-
gress voting on the biggest appropriation bill ever
presented by any government, the $5,000,000,000
work-relief resolution? That is the major New Deal
project of the moment.
The Senate voted the very day that the Hoover
epistle was read at Sacramento. And more Re-
publicans or Republican hybrids in the Senate were
voting for it than against it. Weeks before, the
House passed the resolution overwhelmingly. More
than a fourth of the 102 House Republicans and
all the House hybrids voted for it.
OTHER REPUBLICANS, one time party wheel-
horses, like to say that when the time comes
to write a platform in '36 there will be no trouble
about setting down a program on which the party
can reunite. Like Mr. Hoover, they say now is the
time to begin organization work. Yet, press them
for what the platform shall say and they retire into
silence. They reserve any specific plans they have
for later use.
BRINGING Mr. Hoover, via his letter, and Col.
Theodore Roosevelt II together at the Sacra-
mento gathering, appeared to a lot of political on-
lookers as perhaps designed by organizers of the
show to provide a sketchy sort of preview of the
'36 Republican ticket. Hoover and Roosevelt, Cali-
fornia and New York, East and West. It was re-
called that managers of the Hoover '32 campaign
made a lot of the Theodore Roosevelt tradition. The
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