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SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 1935




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That Student
'Strike'.. .
}W ITH THE ATTEMPT to hold a stu-
dent strike or a parade 'round the
block as a protest against war we have no sym-
With the proposed anti-war convocation in Hill
Auditorium, sponsored by the Faculty-Student
committee, we are in complete sympathy.
It is important that the campus understand the
difference between these two proposals and the
incidents which caused that difference.
The Student Committee Against War asked a
group of representative students to see if the Uni-
versity would permit the using of Hill Auditorium
for an anti-war demonstration in conjunction with
a nation-wide demonstration April 4. The Uni-
versity granted the permission. Then the Stu-
dent Committee Against War decided that its
original plan of a strike on that day wasun-
necessary; then it decided to hold the strike any-
Way; then it decided not to hold it. And then the
N.S.L. stepped in and decided that if any strike was
going to be held the N.S.L. would hold it, by heck!
Now it seems to us that if a student is honestly
interested in demonstrating his opposition to war
the Hill Auditorium convocation, which is to be
addressed by Robert Lovett of the University of
Chicago, should be quite enough. The strike is
merely a childish, silly and utterly unnecessary ap-
pendage. If we say that a person who goes to the
convocation is against war, but the person who
not only goes to the convocation but also "strikes"

for an hour is more against war, we must say that
the more one strikes the more one hates war.
And at that rate the person who remains in bed
all day is our perfect pacifist.
Oh, well, there are some days when we don't feel
like working either.
Of Regents . .
TOMORROW the electorate of the
state will go to the polls to elect
two members of the Board of Regents at the bien-
nial spring election. The two incumbents, both
.of whom are running for re-election, are Esther
M. Cram of Flint and Edmund C. Shields of Lan-
Both of these candidates are particularly well-
suited to their positions because of their close con-
nections with the University. Mr. Shields holds

To the Editor:
After reading "Member of the N.S.L.'s" letter
in Friday's Daily, a call to arms was recognized.
Inasmuch as neither of us had found anyone who
was supporting the Strike Against War on April 4,
we were a bit skeptical as to the validity of his ac-
tivities as an inquiring reporter.
Upon stopping the first 10 students met on the
diagonal, eight replied emphatically in the nega-
tive in regards to strike action; the two remaining
used even stronger language in denouncing the
proposed strike.
-Frederick M. Shairer, '37E.
-James W. Miller, '36.
Buses East
To the Editor:
There is one Packet here at Michigan to which
every out of town Eastern neophyte is initiated
when vacations roll around. There has been a
lot of discomfort and apprehension caused by it
in the past, and it is only proper that an expose
should be made just at this time.
A certain individual claiming to represent the
Martz Bus Lines makes his hideout at Chubbs. He
claims to offer his patrons "the last word in deluxe
motor coach travel," "an exclusive Martz route,"
"individually reserved reclining chairs," "no aisle
seats," etc. These promises have been proven
by many to be figments of Mr. Askowith's very
fertile imagination because, in the first place, he
has no formal connection with the Martz people,
and, in the second place, if he ever did hire a
Martz line bus, he certainly didn't load his cus-
tomers in it. He does the obvious thing - he
promises these excellent traveling conditions, thus
disparaging other bus lines. And he offers for
proof some beautiful lithographic studies of the
latest thing in busses-busses which only exist
in his office. He then collects his money and leaves
town "to make connections." There is no such
thing as "getting your money back" from him.
You, the victim, are eventually piled into a
broken-down Indian Trails bus and make your way
to Buffalo. There are no regular stopping places,
no "pick-up busses" for emergencies - everything
is a hit and miss proposition. At Buffalo you are
transferred to another line - probably the "Woo-
ley" line (you never hear of a Martz bus on the
whole trip.) The fellows have been jam-packed
in the bus - all the aisle seats used up. Now
it happens that all the aisle seat customers are
extra pocket money for Mr. Askowith since he
doesn't contract for any aisle seats --but the bus
driver, to carry out the deal and avoid trouble
with the threatening students, has to put in aisle
seats even though it is against the New York law.
Another significant item is that even Askowith's
business associates do not trust him inasmuch as
they refused to start their busses on previous oc-
casions until they had the cash. In fact in Buf-
falo, were it not for the intervention of the police
Mr. Askowith would probably never have paid for
the rest of a certain trip.
Askowith gets his business through his student
representatives at Chubbs who make many a
glib promise. I have nothing against these fellows
as they're only making a little extra cash. But the
whole business does not reflect very favorably on
So remember, if you receive a prospectus from
the Campus Travel Bureau at Chubbs, that this
Askowith is in back of the whole business. He is
supposed to have an office somewhere in New York
City. I suppose he is a man of very high integrity
inasmuch as the official with whom Askowith had
made arrangements for Blue Goose transfer from
Detroit to Ann Arbor said to me, "Askowith -he's
a very shifty fellow - the only thing I'll take from
him is cash." So he kept us in Detroit until we
paid our own way in to Ann Arbor.
-Just Another Sucker.
NOTE: Names of three students who have trav-
elled East through the Campus Travel Bureau
several times were given The Daily by the bureau
at Chubbs. As knowing the true facts in the
case, they were interviewed on the subjects men-
tioned i this letter and their responses are given
below, together with the statement of the bureau.
-The Editors.
The Campus Travel Bureau: "The fares were
refunded to the students after the hold-up in De-

troit. We have the receipts to prove this. Mr.
Bullock of the Michigan Union has generaly man-
aged to find something to hold us up. There
are no pick-up buses. Mr. Askowith has served
with the companyshere seven years. He has of-
fices at 521 Fifth Ave., New York City. He is an
accredited ticket agent of the Martz Bus Co. He
also runs travel bureaus at Syracuse and Cornell.
He graduated from the University here."
Karl R. Pardzick, '35E: "Well, they have been
good at times, and at times pretty bad. From
Buffalo on they have had Martz busses. From
here to Buffalo they use anything they can get
their hands on. They are out for the most possible
profit, and use the cheapest busses they can get.
Askowith seemed to blame all the trouble on the
bus companies. I would not take the line again."
Amy S. Barton, '37M: "The company seems to be
O.K. I have gone with them for four years. Some-
times we were late; sometimes we were early. Oc-
casionally they seemed to have troubles with fran-
chises. In regard to the Detroit incident, heavy

Add the following to your list of campus
Tclcphone Booth: A sort of vertical coffin
where sweet dispositions are buried.
Slang: Language that lights a cigarette,
takes a drink, and goes to work.
Vision: What coeds think the fellows have
when the latter guess correctly.
Oboe: An ill wind that blows no good.
Home: The place you pass on the way to
another student's home during vacation.
So-and-so: The fellow who won your girl.
* *'*
This item is different. The Pennsylvania legis-
lature has appointed a committee to investigate
charges of "conservatism" which has been hurled
at the University of Pittsburgh. Coming amidst
all the hue and cry which has been raised by the
Hearst papers with charges of radicalism, the
change is really a refreshing one. Part of the
chaiges against the University of Pittsburgh read
as follows: "The Pittsburgh authorities are pro-
moting a policy tending to discourage freedom
of speech and thought on the subject of economic
The bane of this country at the present time
seems to be investigations. Here, however, the
investigators strike a different key, which, if
struck often enough, cannot help but aid the
educational institutions of America.
A couple of weeks ago a prominent Smith
College graduate and a Harvard graduate de-
cided to elope to New York. When they came
to New York they rushed down to the City
Hall to get the marriage license. They were
waiting in line with several other giggling
couples that were also looking forward to joy
of connubial bliss, when a red lipped and well
"mascaraed" blonde slunk into the room and
stood eyeing them. An attendant asked if
there was anything he could do. "No," she
said, "I just came in to take a look at this
bunch of damned fools."
The University of Washington Daily recently ran
a want-ad that asked for wire-pullers - to run a
puppet show. Every political would-be boss on
the campus, unconfirmed reports say, applied.
Sigma Chi's on this campus should be jeal-
ous - or elese they are a bunch of teetotalers.
For their chapter at the University of Wis-
consin has recently been given permission to
install and operate a bar in their basement.
A new course has been recently introduced at
the University of Kansas and has become very
popular. The name of the course is "How To
Ask For Financial Assistance in a Tactful Way."
The co-eds at Purdue after the fellows had told
them what they liked, are telling the big strong
men what the girl friend does not want in a date.
Dress, conversation, dancing and good looks are
listed together with the "pipe down on the TI' stuff,"
but the biggest don't is "Don't belch in our pres-
ence." Ugh!
Off The Record'
SERIOUS AS HE WAS, Clarence Darrow couldn't
resist a little teasing as he testified on NRA
before the Senate Finance Com-
Each time . he voiced some
opinion more than ordinarily
contradictory to the policies of
NRA, he grinned over his
shoulder at Donald Richberg,
NRA chief, and said, "Isn't that
right, Don? Isn't that right?"
Frank J. Hogan, attorney for
Andrew Mellon, has a new
treasure which will give him
_Cu CG ~aRRyw some reading when he finishes
the trial at Pittsburgh.
It is the manuscript of Longfelfow's "The Village

Blacksmith," all the more interesting because it
includes the corrections made by the poet.
For instance, he first wrote the line, "and the
muscles of his brawny arms are as hard as iron
bands." Obviously, he disliked the sound of "are
as hard" and changed it to "are strong."
ROSA PONSELLE had sung several songs be-
fore a group of guests at the White House.
As she finished, she walked over to the President to
receive his "Thank you." She noticed he seemed to
"Was there some favorite you wanted to hear?"
she asked.
,The President smiled in a relieved way.
"Yes," he said, "would you mind singing 'The!
Star Spangled Banner?'"
The guests say that no "Met" program ever heard
Ponselle in a more superb performance.
A GIFT TURKEY involved Senator Smith of
South Carolina in a surprising telephone con-
The senator tried to reach a famous Washington
cook to have her prepare the bird. But she was
out, and Smith left a message for her to call.
At the same time a charming sub-deb, living at
the same hotel as the cook, received a message to

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