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on the campus to both teaching and research, and,
.ioreover, he has won distinction in both fields.
Holder of five degrees, he has also twice been
appointed a National Research Fellow. Winning
the Russel Award designates him as "that member
of the University faculties of the rank of assistant
prcfessor or instructor whose achievements in
scholarly activities and whose promise for the
future seems most to merit the appointment."
Professor Smith's research work in the Univer-
sity has dealt first with the action of the cyanides
upon the body and with certain phases of the meta-
bolism of calcium and, in particular, with the
form in which calcium exists in the blood and
the tissues. Extensive investigations upon the
actions of the phenathrene compounds on muscle
contraction, as well as upon the general subject
of the relation of digitalis to the circulatory
collapse occurring in diphtheria have also occupied
his time.
His detailed knowledge of the subject of phar-
macology is shown by the fact that on 11 occasions
his authoritative articles have appeared in tech-
nical publications. Professor Smith is also a
member of several distinguished societies, and in
addition is an assistant editor of the publication
"Biological Abstracts."
The Russel Award well fulfills the need for some
means of rewarding members of the faculty
who are not of full professorial rank, and who,
at the same time, have achieved distinction in
scholarship or research.
As Others See Itj

Telephone 4925
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Cowie, Bernadine Field, Betty Greve, Mary Lou Hooker,
Helen Shapland, Betty Simonds, Grace Snyder, Betsy
Baxter, Margaret Bentley, Mary McCord.
Howood Trends
Are Revealed.
W7HEN THE LAST few breathless
dashers-uppers had rendered their
manuscripts to the Hopwood Committee and their
prayers to God, two f-acts of rather peculiar in-
terest were revealed.
It was apparent, first, that the number of con-
testants was not only less than last year, but was
approximately one-fourth of the number partici-
pating in the first contest five years ago. While
it would appear that the fame of this $320,000 be-
quest would steadily widen through the literary
activities of the previous prize winners and the pro-
gram of national publicity and that with this
spread of fame would come a corresponding in-
crease in the number of contestants, actually the
reverse has been the case.
It is true that the awards have dwindled from
an original $10,300 total award to the $6,100 of last
year. Faculty men, however, ascribe the decline
to a curious sort of defeatism that they find man-
ifested among students. Aspiring authors, 'in awe
of the distinguished names of the judges, feel a
certain futility about submitting manuscripts they
know to be unpolished. As a result of this literary
self-consciousness, prizes have in a number of cases
gone to manuscripts which have not had to meet
worthy competition.
It is a curious situation. The names of such
men as Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound and John
Erskine continue a long line of distinguished con-
temporary men of letters who have lent their pres-
tige to the Hopwood Contests, and yet the very
fact of their prestige appears to be the instrument
for the defeat of the intention of the committee.
It is likely that were the prizes half as large and
the judges faculty men, the number of contestants
might be twice as great.
The second observation of interest concerns the
lature of the manuscripts submitted. Whereas
in the first contests five years ago, students ap-
peared absorbed in the cults of "unintelligibility,
sex and psychology," manuscripts this year reveal
an amazing' increase in documents of social and
economic concern,
This transition from papers of extreme self-
absorption to an awakening social consciousness,
together with a tendency to make more use of the
local material in literary works, is accepted as

a sign of a healthy maturity of the younger gen-

Consider The Senior
(From The Purdue Exponent)
IONSIDER THE SENIOR - he toileth for four
years and knoweth not which end is up. He
arriveth at the fair University confident in him-
self and for one year all goeth well (if he lasts that
long). During the second year, he wondereth if
all the knowledge handed to him by venerable gray-
beards is on the up and up and reasoneth that may-
be he is wrong.
In his junior year he arriveth at the conclusion
that God's in his heaven and that everybody else
is wrong. In his fourth and final year he sitteth
around waiting for June to come so he can grad-
uate and go to work. He goeth to bat and dribbleth
a roller to the pitcher. He calleth for signals over
and is tackled for a 20-yard loss. He runneth the
220 and stumbleth over the second co-ed from the
About a month before graduation, he bestirreth
himself to complete a semester's work. When
no job comes in, he cometh to the conclusion that
the world is a mean nut and that he left his
nutcracker home. Finally the great day arriveth
with much clatter and cheers. All the great and
the near. great have come from miles around, in-
cluding the fair damsel from Peoria.
He dresseth up in black robes and breadbox on
a hot June day, listeneth to much oratorical plau-
dits and advice from the platform, and receiveth
a highly valued certificate with the inscription
"diploma." He is then launched into the world of
affairs and men; including the problem of obtain-
ing lucrative employment, and setteth sail for the
nearest matrimonial altar.
Yea, verily, consider the senior - he toileth but
he reapeth a darn sight less than he expected to.
Objective Examinations
(From the Minnesota Daily)
vogue in educational circles. There is good
reason for their use -if they are truly objective.
Unfortunately, the term has come into extremely
loose usage, with the result that a good many
examinations on the campus are called objective,
but are actually less so than some of the frankly
subjective type.
A fair sample of question in this type of exam-
ination is this: Give five reasons for the present
dust storm. The student has studied dust storms,
heard comment on dust storms, takes notes on -
and in - dust storms; he has ideas on the subject.
He may have two, or five, or a dozen legitimate
reasons to present. But if the reasons he offers
are not those desired by the test-maker who for-
mulated the question, he will not get credit for
them. The question, in other words, is too vague
to be considered a truly objective test: yet it is
judged as though it were objective - as though
its answers were absolute.
If the question were set up objectively, it would
read something like this: The present dust storm
is due to: 1. lack of rain, 2. high wind, 3. the arrival
of spring, 4. too few trees, 5. the wrath of God.
The intelligent student would likely reason, cor-
rectly, that both 1 and 2 are only part of the cause
of the dust storm, so neither is right. Alternative
3 is merely a lure, and 4 is an attempt to confuse
the answer with the government's reforestation
program. Ipso facto, the correct answer is 5.
The construction of good objective questions is
an operation that takes time and ingenuity. But
it is unquestionably worth while. Truly objective
cxgminations are fair tests of knowledge; and,
properly guarded, they may be used again and
again with entire fairness to student and instruc-
But examinations should not be called objective,
nor graded as if they were, unless they have the
true character of the type,
If, to any individual, education has meant mere-
ly the acquiring of evidence in support of his own
biased ideas and the ignoring of all evidence that
might disprove that idea, to that individual edu-
cation has been of no value. -,The Minnesota
We believe that the majority of students are in
college either to prepare themselves to get a good
job and demand a sizeable salary or because it's
"the thing to do." We do know that, on the whole,
the American student is not a serious-minded,

"Hello, Mary? . . . How are you.
"Don't you recognize the voice? ...
"What you don't recognize the voice? .
"Well, I'm not surprised; you see, you never
heard it before . . . over the phone . . .
"My name? Does it really make so much dif-
ference? . . . I mean after all, what's in a name? ...
"Now wait, you wouldn't really hang up, would
you? .. . Don't you want to know why I called? .. .
''And you want the truth don't you? .. .
"You don't want me to give you a line, do you? .
"Well, it's this way. Recently I've heard so many
things about you, that I could hardly believe them
true of anyone . . .
"Of course they were nice things. I wouldn't
be calling if they weren't, would I? ...
"Now you don't want me to give them away;
after all, they told me these things in confi-
dence .. .
"Yeah, but as I was saying . . . I heard so many
nice things about you that I just had to go about
finding out just how many of them were true ...
"Well, suppose you begin to describe yourself and
I can check up on what I've heard ...
"Well, suppose you start with.your heighth
Weight? .
"What's the color of your hair? . . . Eyes? ...
How's your nose? ...
"Oh, of course, I realize that you are being mod-
"How are you for company? . . . Mmmm .
Do you dance well? ...
"Well it sounds as if you'd pass in a crowd
Aw, now you know I'm only joking,.
"Now let's see what's next? . . . Hmmm . . .
Where do you come from? .
"You do? . . . That's nice . . . No, I don't, but
my roommate once knew someone who came from
there .;.
"What else can I find out about you? . . . Do you
"What! Do you smoke? ... My gosh!
"Do you neck? . . . I mean, you don't do you? . .
"You are? The same League for Decency that
Al Smith is president of? ...
"Well, Mary, what I want to ask you is: Is
your roommate in?"
Here is a sad, sad case of a student at In-
diana University who gave Iago's age as 48 in a
recent exam on "Othello." When, informed,
too late, that it really was 28 years, he was an-
noyed, and it seemed, justly so.
"Well," was his final remark, "all I can say
is, that if tIago was that young, it was a dirty
trick of Shakespeare to call him "The Ancient."
A Washington
ADVOCATES of income tax publicity- and the
republican or ex-Republican liberals in the
Senate, Norris, La Follette, Couzens, Frazier, et al.,
are the moving force behind tax publicity -
stepped on their own feet when
they accepted the House com-
promise that produced the
"pink slip" issue this year. It
:". ' ~ '"'' is obvious that the slips them-
selves were the biggest propa-
gandists for repeal.
Once the current tax return
forms started on their rounds
to taxpayers accompanied by
these slips, little taxpayers be-
came tax publicity conscious.
There it was in black and white
-or black and pink, rather.
cAMEs QOuzr They were to fill out the slips

' for the cusual scrutiny of
Had the act merely provided for exactly the
same publicity, but with the treasury preparing the
abstracts for publication, quite likely the repealer
would have made slower progress, if any. The
pink slips were an abject lesson. They afforded
2, slogan, reduced the thing to immediate, per-
sonal application in the minds of the mass of small
taxpayers. They were not slow to let Congress
know how they felt about it.
almost universal objection by government
tax collector spokesmen to the publicity feature.
The most novel objections came from an un-
named collector cited by Senator McAdoo. He
read a part of the collector's letter which alleged
that his office was swamped with demands to in-
spect income tax returns.
"Many of them are widows seeking 'to find an
eligible widower with a good income; many are
widowers seeking the name and address of an elig-
ible widow with a comfortable income," this collec-
for said. "Others are plainly agents of matrimonial
bureaus seeking information as to likely parties
whom they can circularize in their business.. . The
automobile agencies, stock salesmen and commer-
cial salesmen of every kind and character swamp
our office to get names and addresses."
SENATOR MURPHY, who put in eight years as an
Iowa internal revenue collector and 11 more
as a private "income tax counselor" had figures
to show that there is a suspicion of fraud in only
one-tenth of one per cent of income tax returns.

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