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Against War.t

To the Editor:j
So the N.S.L., that great champion of democratic
control, has had a sudden change of heart. Since
it can't control the Anti-War Committee, it
branches off on its own. Only a week ago it issued
t circular which said "The N.S.L. s'upports the
April 4 committee. We call upon the entire campus
to stand behind the activities of this committee,
to join in this united front."
The "strike" is not an appropriate gesture and
can only hurt the anti-war movement. In the
growth of our modern industrial system, the once-
prevailing laissez-faire philosophy gave the em-
ployer all the advantage in labor relations, and the
workingman had to resort to the strike not as an
ideal means, but as-the only one available to secure
alleviation of unfair conditions. It was always
a coercive measure directed against the employer.
The call for a student strike can only be con-
sidered by the general public as a similar gesture
of coercion or defiance against the University ad-
ministration, and its true purpose will therefore be
lost sight of. The University is not the United
States government, nor is it urging a militaristic
The success of the movement for permanent
peace depends not on hysterical demonstrations
by isolated groups but on enlisting the sympathies
of a good-sized majority of the American people
in favor of international cooperation and suppres-
sion of profits in munitions. We can only alienate
such support if the general public is given reason
to think that the Communist Party, through its
adjunct the National Student League, is running
the anti-militarism campaign, because for every
person in the country sympathetic to the Com-
munist Party and the N.S.L. there are a hundred
against them but for world peace.
If the N.S.L. were sincerely interested in the
peace movement rather than in advancing its own
prestige it would act not on its own but as a co-
operating organization.
--Peace Advocate.

The Exam
(The scene is in any room in which they can
give an exam.)
"Hay ya, boy !"
"Hi! Gosh, I'm going to bust this thing cold.
I went down to the movies last week and now I'm
paying for it. If I had only stayed home and
studied !"
"Well grind, that's too bad. Me. I'm not the
least bit worried. I'm no genius and I know it.
So why study?"
"Didn't you study at all?"
"Oh, I did about an hour's work last night as
I dressed before going out with Helen."
"Have a nice time?"
"Yeah. It was great. This was one swell week-
end. Didn't get in until four Saturday morning.
Same Sunday morning, and last night I got in
at two so that I could get up today for this exam.
Of course, I have a little headache and my feet
hurt a bit, but what fun!"
CA week later.]
"Say grind, what did you get. I flunked."
"Gee, I guess they must have been easy on me.
I got an 'A'."
"Yeah, huh!*"
Curious situations may arise when tacit
engagements or campus affairs break up. This
is the case of a couple at the University of
When the split came, the co-ed was so angry
that she demanded her lock of hair back.
"Which one," retorted the peeved male,
"the dark lock, or the one that you gave me
when you were a blonde?"
Since September Northwestern University has
lost an average o~f $10 a month on the two public
telephones in the library. Slugs, purchased two
fcr a penny, and one cent pieces pounded out to
the size of a nickel have rung the bell in those
phones at the rate of seven a day, until the
authorities became righteously provoked.
As a result, the telephones are now only slug
operative, and each caller must purchase with a
U.S. government coin a nickel slug from the tele-
phone operator in the building.
*: * * *








THE PRICES of Season Tickets (six concerts)
have been reduced $1.00 each, to new low
levels of $2.00, $3.00, and $4.00 for holders
of "Festival" Coupons (an average of from
33c to 67c per concert), and $5.00, $6.00,
and $7.00 for others.
Orders filed and filled in sequence.



MARY MOORE . . . . .

.... Soprano
S. .. Soprano
. Contralto
*. Baritone
... Baritone


JOSEF LHEVINNE . . . . . . . . Pianist

Musical Director
JUVA HIGBEE, Conductor



ETHYL HAYDEN .. . . . . . Soprano*
THEODORE WEBB . . . . .. Baritone

PAUL LEYSSAC . . . . .

... Narrator

E. WILLIAM DOTY . . . . . . Organist

i MY rwiYwn L rin m i. ....


Satisfaction Not Guaranteed

To the Editor:
It seems very uofortunate that The Daily had
to make that apology to Mr. Bert Askwith and his
Campus Travel Bureau after having revealed cer-
tain student opinion about the whole affair. It
leads us to believe that the true facts have not
been presented by Mr. Askwith to the representa-
tives of The Daily. We sincerely believe that this
Bureau is doing an injustice to Michigan students.
As former patronizers of the Bureau we have seen
the facts ourselves and are not trying to lie before
the public.
We challenge Mr. Askwith to show us that his
excursions have been carried out satisfactorily.
--Michael J. Stula, '36.
-Elbert H. Hadley, '36.
NOTE: The Daily has not attempted to make
any guarantee as to the satisfactoriness of the
service furnished by Mr. Askwith, a matter which
is subject to various interpretations. There were
n the original complaint, however, some very dam-
aging factual charges - chiefly with regard to
Mr. Askwith's responsibility -which The Daily
has satisfied itself were entirely false.
- The Editors.
As Others See It
Strike Attitude

A freshman at Indiana University had a date
with a co-ed who had the reputation of being
a gold digger. The boys at the fraternity,
house good-naturedly didn't tell the poor frosh
about the many pitfalls his little date held for
him. They made bets as to how much the
evening's entertainment would cost the unfor-
tunate yearling.
The evening finally came and the freshman
called for his date. Away they went for a
little ride. After they had traveled a short
while the little lady decided that it was about
time she started her gold digging tactics.
They came near a stand that sold popcorn and
the co-ed exclaimed, "My, but that popcorn
smells good."
Doesn't it," the frosh replied, "I'll drive a
little closer."

BORIS GODUNOF in English Moussorgsky
KINc DAVID..................Honegger
eD&UM TAPS" (World Premiere) . . .Hanson
(to be conducted by the composer)

JUMBLIES (World Premiere)...
(conducted by Juva Higbee)


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NONE OF US wants war. The over-
whelming majority of us hate it.
Most of us feel the more ,bitterly on the subject
because we know that 'ar settles nothing, but only
guarantees more war. Many' of us think our coun-
try has no reason to be engaged in another war
- certainly not on a foreign battlefield.
But war will come again just as surely as it
has come before -unless the peoples of the world
put forth such efforts as they have never done
before to prevent war, unless war is opposed by
every means that intelligent thinking and deep
concern can devise.
Today's convocation in Hill Auditorium presents
to Michigan students one opportunity to do some-
thing about war. It is a chance to register mass
sentiment. It is a time to devote intelligent con-
sideration some of the complex factors that gen-
erate war.
If Michigan students are alert to the awfulness
of war, it will be necessary to turn them away from,
Hill Auditorium today for lack of room. At the
same time, if they realize the proportions of the
forces that make for war, they must know that
today can be only the beginning of, or one event in,
a fight that must go on every day of the year as
fiercely as on anniversaries.

A Washington

Faculty Men

FIVE MEMBERS of the faculty were
recently honored when they were
singled out for Guggenheim Fellowships for 1935.
This is not only a recognition of the individual
educators, but also the University as a whole. No
other educational institution was represented more
than three times on a list which included only 47
Fellows in all.
The Fellowship winners were selected after
keen competition in which 'the several hundred
candidates described research projects, covering a
range of subjects as broad as all scholarship and-
all the arts, which they are desirous of carrying out.
The specialties of the Michigan men honored tes-
tify as to the variety of the projects to be spon-
Founded in 1925 by former United States Senator
and Mrs. Simon Guggenheim as a memorial to a
son, the purpose of the endowment is "to add to
the educational, literary, artistic and scientific
power of this country, and also to provide for the
cause of better international understanding . . ."
The completed projects of the five Michigan men
- writer, chemist, archaeologist, philosophy teach-
er and mathematician -should .be significant and
also add considerable to the present store of

(From The Wisconsin Daily Cardinal)
FOLLOWING the decision of President Frank not
to call an all-University convocation on April
12, the plans have veered back to the strike orig-
inally planned for that day.
Since we favored the convocation, especially for
its educational value, it has been taken for granted
that we would similarly approve of the strike.
While we sympathize with the aims and principles
for which this student expression was called, we
stand aloof from this demonstration.
We have consistently favored a peace movement
among the nation's youth. We feel that only
through the cooperation Land the combination of
all forces sincerely working for peace can any
tangible results be shown on the record. In the
international field, our desire has always been that
of harmony and understanding: our editorial
comment has wholeheartedly favored entrance into
the World Court and into the League of Nations.
When the convocation was first proposed to re-
place the strike, we were heartily in accord. We
believed an unbiased objective, well-rounded ex-
position of the problems of war would benefit the
exjtire student body. We agree with President
Frank that the viewpoint of no one group could
be presented at a convocation which presumably
presents the official university attitude.
The National Student League is the present
cause of our doubt over the planned strike.
It is our unbiased conviction that if the Na-
tional Student League prints in its own program
that it opposed the pacifist position, in substance, it
can have no other motive than that of merely
causing ferment to be used for its own militant
efforts in other directions.
Only when work is done for its own ends, with-
out being entangled in subtle and selfish designs,
will this publication give it support. This is as
pertinent for the most conservative of our stu-
dent organizations as well as for the present ob-
ject of our censure.
New York University students have a new crib-
bing method. They write notes on spectacles in
grapefruit juice which becomes visible when the

4GLANCE AT THE Flynn plan for de-profitiz-
ing war, approved in principle by the Senate
war profits investigation committee, identifies it
as having a far deeper purpose. It is aimed at war
itself, via the nation's pocketbook. That has been
young Senator Nye's obvious purpose all along.
And, thereby can be discerned the basis of an
agreement between the White House and the sen-
ator to share the field. The White House is no
less committed to the notion of striking down war
profits than young Nye and his committee col-
leagues; yet it probably expects to approach the
problem legislatively on a much narrower front.
What the President must have asked Bernard
Baruch and his war-profits commission to do was
prepare a practical plan for limiting war profits,
rather than a measure designed to "strike at the
economic heart of the war problem," as Senator
Vandenberg of the committee put it. If that guess
proves correct, the administration bill when pre-
sented should be a much easier .measure to get
enacted than the Flynn-Nye project.
rJ)HE FLYNN plan hardly could have bobbed up
at a time when incidental events were more
likely to give it a send-off. The critical situation
in Europe, coupled with memories aroused by the
18th anniversary of American entry into the World
War, bore on public reception of the idea. Would
America ever have been in that struggle had the
profit motive been as totally lacking as the Flynn
plan contemplates? Or to go back further, would
America have been in any danger of being drawn
into the war had it not been for war orders from
abroad between 1914 and 1917? How does the
Flynn plan contemplate dealing with munitions
profits on somebody else's war?
The Flynn idea raises such questions. It even
z aises a doubt as to what might have been the
outcome of the World War, America not participat-
ing either as a belligerent or as a source of war
supplies for any of the belligerents.
THE ROUSING vote by which the bonus payment
bill in the Patman form most objectionable
to the White House when through the House is
another matter in point. That two-billion-dollar
affair is a sort of deferred war debt. It was orig-
.nally sponsored on the contention that stay-at-
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