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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Pubi1ed every morning except Monday during the
University year and Summer Session by the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications.
Member of the Western Conference Editorial Association
and the Big Ten News Service.
M EMBE
Assaciattd (61-tsiat res
1934 Ie jfrh (935
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$1.5. During regular school year by carrier, $4.00; by mail,
$4.50.
Offices: Student Publications Building, Maynard Street,
Ann Arbor, Michigan. Phone: 2-1214.
Representatives: National Advertising Service, Inc. 11
West 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. - 400 N. Michigan Ave.,
Chicago, Ii.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone 4925
MANAGING EDITOR ................WILLIAM G. FERRIS
CITY EDITOR ............................JOHN HEALEY
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR ...........RALPH G. COULTER
SPORTS EDITOR .................ARTHUR CARSTENS
WOMEN'S EDITOR ......................EIANOR BLUM
NIGHT 'EDITORS: Courtney A. Evans, John J. Flaherty,
Thomas E. Groehn, Thomas Fl. Kene, David G. Mac-
donald, John M. O'Connell, Arthur Mf. Taub.
SPORTS ASSISTANTS: Marjorie Western, Kenneth Parker,
William Reed, Arthur Settle.
WOMEN'S ASSISTANTS: Barbara L. Bates, Dorothy Gies,
Florence Harper, Pleanor Johnson, Josephine McLean,
Margaret D. Phalan, Rosalie Resnick, Jane Schneider,
Marie Murphy.
REPORTERS: Rex Lee Beach, Robert B. Brown. Clinton B.
Conger, Sheldon M. Ellis, William H. Fleming, Richard
G. Hershey, Ralph W. Hurd, Bernard Levick, Fred W.
Neal, Robert Pulver, Lloyd S. Reich, Jacob C. Seidel,
Marshall D. Shulman, Donald Smith, Wayne H. Stewart,
Bernard Weissman. George Andros, Fred Buesser, Rob-
ert Cummins, Fred DeLano, Robert J. Friedman, Ray-
mond Goodman, Keith H. Tustison, Joseph Yager.
Dorothy Briscoe, Florence Davies; Helen Diefendorf,
Elaine Goldberg, Betty Goldstein, Olive Griffith. Har-
riet Hathaway, Marion Holden, Lois King, Selma Levin,
Elizabeth Miller, Melba Mrrison, Elsie Pierce, Charlotte
l.ueger. Dorothy Shappell, Molly Solomon, Laura Wino-
grad. Jewel Wuerfel.
BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 2-1214
BUSINESS MANAGER ................RUSSELL B. READ
CREDIT MANAGER ...................ROBERT S. WARD
WOMEN'S BUSINESS MANAGER .......JANE BASSETT
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS: Local Advertising, John Og-
den; Service Department. Bernard Rosenthal; Contracts,
Joseph Rothbard; Accounts, Cameron Hal; Circulation
and National Advertising, David Winkworth; Classified
Advertising and Publications, George Atherton.
BUSINESS ASSISTANTS: William Jackson, William
Bandt, Ted Wohgemuith, Lyman Bittman, John Park,
F. Allen Upson, Willis Tomlinson, Homer Lathrop, Tom
Clarke, Gordon Cohn, Stanley Joffe, Jerome I. Balas,
Charles W. Barkdull, Daniel C. Bese, Lewis E. Bulkeley,
John C. Clark, Robert J. Cooper, Richard L. Croushore,
Herbert D. Falender, John T. Guernsey, Jack R. Gustaf-
son, Morton Jacobs, Ernest A. Jones, Marvin Kay, Henry
J. Kdose, Donald R. Knapp. William C Knecht, R. A.
Kronenberger, William D. Loose, William R. Mann,
Lawrence Mayerfeld, John F. McLean, Jr., Lawrence M.
Roth, Richard M. Samuels, John D. Staple, Lawrence A.
Starsky, Nathan B. Steinberg.
WOMEN'S BUSINESS STAFF: Betty Cavender, Margaret
Cowie, Bernadine Field, Betty Greve, Mary Lou Hooker,
Helen Shapland, Betty Simonds, Grace Snyder, Betsy
Baxter, Margaret Bentley, Mary McCord.
NIGHT EDITOR: DAVID G. MACDONALD
The Case Against
Hell Week... .
T HE QUESTION of modifying Hell
Week practices will be finally de-
cided by the Interfraternity Council when they
meet tomorrow night at the Union.
Lest some fraternity members may have for-
gotten, may we remind them of th following
facts:
(1) Faculty men interviewed unanimously de-
clared that Hell Week activities should be strictly
limited.
(2) Freshmen fraternity men voted 30-7 to
modify the practices.
(3) The president of the National Association
of Fraternity Secretaries vigorously condemned
all forms of physical hazing, and further stated
that the national fraternity groups will go so far
as to close houses where flagrant abuses are re-
ported.
(4) President Ruthven and Dean Bursley con-
demned all practices which might result in phys-
ical injury and also practices which interfere with
regular attendance at classes by both fraternity
actives and initiates.
(5) Five injuries, all definitely shown to be the
result of Hell Week stunts were discovered. One
injury was of a serious enough nature to keep the
student in the Health Service for three weeks.

(6) Most important of all, representatives of
fraternities themselves voted 38-1 to modify the
Hell Week-period.
In the face of these overwhelming facts, the
Interfraternity Council must either pass one of the
two plans which will be presented to them or
forever bow their collective heads in shame.
In both the plan of the Interfraternity Council
committee and the special freshman committee
there are minor points which could arouse almost
endless debate. However, either plan provides, on
the whole, a Hell Week period which is modified.
to a degree of saneness compatible with our pres-
ent advanced culture.
The most important of all modification regula-
tions -included in both the plans to be presented
- is that one eliminating all paddling during the
probationary period. If this regulation is passed,
all of them should be.
Some fraternity representatives will argue for
controlled paddling, as one freshman so naively
did. But how is one going to control the length
and strength of the swing? Use a paddle-meter?
The solution is no more nonsensical than the
theory.

A Legalist
Looks At NRA.. .
T HE ADMINISTRATION in Wash-
ington has two courses to choose
from in plotting the course of NRA - one, com-
plete abandonment either as the result of an
adverse Supreme Court decision or through ex-
piration of the act: the other, a redrafting to avoid
the legal difficulties and complex manner of ad-
ministration now a part of NRA. This was the
situation outlined by Gilbert H. Montague, New
York lawyer of wide experience in the field of
New Deal law, in his lectures here last week.
Although the act which established the indus-
trial codes specifically states that they were to
apply only to concerns operating in interstate
commerce, the interpretation of the act was made
to include many obviously limited to intrastate
transactions.
In the administration of the act the fact that
the executive law-making power has been dele-
gated to a vast understructure of officials has led to
a situation in which thousands of conflicting, over-
lapping and obscure rulings, all having the force
of statutes, have been made to apply to business
concerns. The effect of this is that a business
man may be unwittingly breaking a law of which
he has never heard.
The legal weakness of the act has been demon-
strated u6t only through numerous lower court
decisions declaring parts of it unconstitutional
but also through the fact that its administrators
have often made concessions and exemptions to
avoid bringing it before the Supreme Court.
As high as 75 per cent of the concerns of the
country face a return to conditions regulated only
by the anti-trust laws if the Congress decides not
to continue the act or if the Supreme Court an-
nuls a vital part of it.
Leaving the question open as to which course
is best, Mr. Montague declared that NRA might
well be continued if it is put on a sound legal
and administrative basis. -If this is the case, and
it is now quite widely agreed to be so, it would
seem a shame that the benefits of NRA should be
lost through a failure to correct what are chiefly
technical, albeit considerable, difficulties.
[__TheSOAP BOX
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 of over 300 words.
Hearstiana
To the Editor:
It has been pointed out in recent weeklies and
monthlies that Mr. William Randolph Hearst is
today the most dangerous man in America. The
reason why he is so considered is because of the
..use he makes of his immense wealth, power
and ambition wholly controry to American ideals
and to the spirit of democracy. Mr. Hearst's in-
sidious influence is seen more especially in his nu-
merous newspapers by means of which he be-
guiles the minds of some 30,000,000 readers. What
Mr. Hearst has done among other things is to spy
among the colleges in order to discover what ideas
professors entertain regarding political systems -
more especially communism. For this purpose re-
porters - that is, spies-were sent out by him
who, under various pretenses, ingratiated them-
selves with a number of professors who bore the
reputation of being liberals. 'When these spies
made their reports to the offices of the Hearst
newspapers, articles resulting from such reports
contained invariably . . . misquotations ...
The whole February number of The Social Fron-
tier, the foremost educational journal, was de-
voted to the unmasking of Mr. Hearst, but the
most scathing attack on the newspaper king
was launched by the famous historian, Charles A.
Beard, at one of the recent meetings of the Na-
tional Education Association in Atlantic City.
This is what Dr. Beard said in part: "I have
never found one single person who for talents and
character commands the respect of the American
people who has not agreed with me that William
Randolph Hearst has pandered to depraved tastes
and has been an enemy of everything that is
noblest and best in our American tradition ....

"There is no cesspool of vice and crime that
Hearst has not raked and exploited for money-
making purposes. No person with intellectual
honesty or moral integrity will touch him with a
10-foot pole for any purpose "or to gain any end.
Unless those who represent American scholarship,
science and the right of a free people to discuss
public questions freely stand together against his
insidious influences he will assassinate them in-
dividually and by every method known to yellow
journalism. Only cowards can be intimidated by
Hearst."
In Common Sense of April, the first of four ar-
ticles is devoted to the exposure of the large pub-
lisher. This article also contains reference to the
intimate association of Hearst, Hitler and Father
Coughlin.
In addition to the literature mentioned, I refer
the reader to a letter in the New Republic of April
17: "Hearst's Campaign Against Professors," by
Firederick' L. Schuman, professor of political
science at the University of Chicago. Professor
Schuman's letter was also published in The Nation
of April 24, under the title: "Public Enemy Number
One." The letter should be read by afi who wish
to become acquainted with Mr. Hearst's utterly
corrupt journalistic methods.
The only way to deal with Mr. Hearst is to
make known by all lovers of democracy what he
stands for, how all his red-baiting and his attacks
on the professors are aimed at the destruction of
democracy in favor of fascism and dictatorship .. .
Silence in face of such unpatriotic activities is
unworthy of free men. In the words of Benedetto
Croce: "If we cherish our liberties we must take
part in what is going on about us. We must act to
the degree that each of us can, as our conscience
and duty command."
--MK. Levi.

COL LEG IATE
OBSERVER
By BUD BERNARD
"Dear Bud," writes O.L.P. '36E, "You've been
neglecting us engineers for some time. Will you
use this?"
LOVE SONG OF AN AUTOMOTIVE
ENGINEER
My love is the even throb
Of sixteen cylinders --
A two-ten h. p. job
That runs for you and purrs.
And you're no stranger mirager -
But just a super-charger.
And if you must continue
Giving so much air,
I fear my pull to win you
Is doomed to meef despair,
And'my controlled combustion
May sometimes cease its ustion!
It seems that the University of Texas has a sac-
red haven known as the petters' park. It also
seems, that this aforesaid petters' park was the
scene of various interruptions and an occasional
shooting or two. These southerners don't fool!
Anyway, the police in the town became more than
somewhat annoyed and took steps. Steps in the
right direction, evidently, for this lovers' haven
is not protected by tree shrubs, and a gang of blue-
coats walking quietly around.
Oh for the life of a co-ed. Here is an actual
page of a diary of a co-ed at the University of
Illinois:
Dear Diary:
Gee, this has been a lousy day. I went
coking with Jim at 4, and we got in a fight.
I said, "Well, I gotta go now, I have a date at
4:30." J didn't really. Pretty soon I saw Joe,
so I summoned my best allure and said "Hi
Joe," real enticingly hoping he would ask me
to go coking, so that I could have my revenge
on Jim, so that he would be sorry. My hair
it NOT red. Well, Joe said, "Want to get a
coke," and I said I'd love to, and so we went
and Jim came out of the door and I thought
boy, oh boy, here is where you regret every-
thing you called me. And just then that
blnde came out, and HE WAS WITH HER! I
don't see how I'll ever bear up. I've been cry-
ing but I feel a little better now.
Gee, I'm so thrilled! That perfectly gor-
geous Adonis in my French class called me up
tonight and asked me for a date for the fourth.
I guess I'll have to break my date with Jim, as
this is too good to miss.
Loads of love,
Molly.
Trivia from here and there: The champion liar
at the University of California is a theology stu-
dent . . A student at Los Angeles Junior College
recently interrupted an Indian fiesta while on a
field trip. He had to eat a quantity of fried grass-
hoppers to appease the irate Indians . . . . Young
Boozer is a candidate for a major campus office
at the University of Alabama . . . Faculty members
at Columbia were recently subjected to a mental
test by the student publication, the Spectator. The
results indicated an average mental age of 20.
A Washington
BYSTANDER
By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, April 29.
AN IMMEDIATE reaction to presidential an-
nouncement that Dr. Rex Tugwell is to head
the centralized New Deal efforts at rural rehabili-
tation was that the White House had found a
characteristic Roosevelt way to iron out the intra-
bureau controversies growing out of subsistence
homestead work.
It lifted the whole subject out of many hands
and thrust it into Tugwell's. It is to be his per-
sonal responsibility. Secretary Wallace and the

agriculture department presumably will take or-
ders on that score under the $4,000,000,000 work-
relief program from the undersecretary.
That ought to result in a coordinated effort.
Whether it will, remains to be seen. At any rate,
Dr. Tugwell is not likely to have much time to
devote to his duties as undersecretary of agri-
culture or in connection with AAA until rural re-
habilitation gets going.
WHICH SUGGESTS that one reason for his new
assignment was to bring about just that sit-
uation.
Dr. Tugwell, with the passing of other one-time
leading Roosevelt brain trusters from the Wash-
ington stage, has become the special target for
anti-administration fire. In previous similar cases
President Roosevelt has found means to remove
such targets from the line of fire.
Be that as it may, Tugwell has a thorny task
ahead in the rural rehabilitation program pro-
gram. How much of the huge relief program will
be allotted to that directly may not develop for
a long time. How that relief job will hook up
with the Bankhead bill to turn some hundreds of
thousands of tenant farmers, share croppers and
farm laborers into small farm owners, if that goes
through Congress as seems probable, is also a mat-
ter of guess work. The Bankhead plan starts with
$50,000,000 from the relief fund but includes au-
thority for a $1,000,000,000 bond issue to carry it
on.
TUGWELL drew the first firing line assignment
by the President under the work-relief bill.
That is evidence, aside from any other considera-
tion, of administration evaluation of his work. It
is another instance, and they are becoming many,
of the Roosevelt habit of rewarding good work by
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