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Spring Parley
Challenges.. .
honest-to-goodness physical strug-
gle or a tough day's work that ends up with some-
thing won or something accomplished. Much
the same is the experience of getting down to grips
intellectually with fundamental problems and
coming out with a still imperfect - but more
promising - slant on things in general.
Most students know and bemoan the fact that
from their 10 o'clocks and 1 o'clocks, from sociology
and French, from convocations and conferences
they amass a questionable variety of fragments and
superficialities, from which they lack the time or
ability to derive any purposeful whole.
No university could provide a liberal education
without encouraging its students to follow the
many tangents as a basis for a rounded knowledge.
Neither can a university educate without aiding in
the process of bringing the loose threads together
after the groundwork has been laid. It is in this
last function that higher education has most often
been defective.
The spirited give and take between students and
faculty over fundamental problems that character-
izes the annual Spring Parley has definitely estab-
lished it as one invaluable piece of machinery in
bridging the aching void in our formal education.
Beliefs that stand through, or arise out of, the
fire of fierce and challenging debate will be the
more valuable for that. No one who is really a
student can afford to miss the invigorating atmos-
phere of mental combat at this week-end's Parley.

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The Fraternities
Fall Down.. ..
met Wednesday to take a definite
stand against Hell Week by instituting a set of
modification regulations. Today they have the
regulations-six of them, in fact--but they for-
got all about modification.
As far as the discussion on Hell Week is con-
cerned, the meeting was a farce. It wasn't intel-
ligent, it wasn't coherent, it was nauseating.
The comedy began when a small group of rep-
resentatives in the rear of the room, who were
obviously enjoying themselves tremendously, de-
cided that the two plans carefully prepared by
freshman and upperclass committees would take
all the fun out of Hell Week. There wouldn't be
any paddling, periods of sleep and study for the
initiates would have to be observed - and just
what would be the fun in initiating a pledge?
This self-appointed steering committee put their
heads together and hatched their own idea of
modifying the hazing period. "Hell Week shall be
limited to a maximum duration of one week" is
the first provision. There are few fraternities
under the old system whose Hell Weeks lasted as
long as a week, so that is not a modification but an
All the rest of the provisions in the plan are gen-
eral and vaguely hint about malpractices being
investigated, and a pledge or initiate reporting
unreasonable and unfair practices in his initiation.
The executive committee of the Council was given
full powers to act in instances of violation.
This much can be said for the steering commit-
tee lpembers. They were as congenial as all get-
out. As soon as a fraternity representative arose
and suggested a modification, they obligingly in-
cluded it in their plan as an amendment. This
process was carried along until President Single-
ton stopped it by calling for a vote. The steering
committee and their "amendment-a-minute plan,"
however, had gained enough support by now to
carry the vote, 19-to-14.
The steering committee in striving so hard to
achieve their obvious end -- a plan which would
still allow the individual houses to carry on Hell
Week as they desired - perhaps made one error.
Their plan is so fraught with generalities that an

executive committee sympathetic with the cause
of real Hell Week modification can interpret such
terms as "malpractices," "unreasonable," and "un-I
fair" to include almost anything.
Therefore, the issue lies directly before the

The May Festival
Tradition. .

FOR 42 YEARS the Ann Arbor May
Festival has brought to students
and townspeople the opportunity to hear noted
artists from all parts of the world in a wide variety
of productions, new or already well-recognized, on
an economic basis well within their reach.
The Festival not only represents the high spot
of Ann Arbor's musical entertainment for the
year, but is in addition a focal point for the atten-
tion of music-lovers throughout the country.
From its inception it has drawn patrons from miles
around Ann Arbor, the town's facilities originally
having been inadequate to house them.
This year 12 famous artists, many of them
members of the Metropolitan Opera Association,
will participate in the series of fix concerts ar-
ranged by Dr. Earl V. Moore for the period, May 15
through 18. In addlition three noted groups, the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the University
Choral Union, and the Young People's Chorus will
take part.
Two operas, "Boris Godunof" by Moussorgsky
and "King David" by Honegger, and two other
musical compositions, "Jumblies" and "Songs from
'Drum Taps'" as well as several programs of sym-
phonic and solo arrangements, both for voice
and for instrument, are on the program.
The May Festival needs no plea for student or
faculty support. It has the reputation and the
power to speak for itself. But it is very much
to the point to say that the opportunity to hear
at least a part of this series should not be missed.
High school courses have remained practically
unchanged during the past few years, we are told,
And they will continue so until high school teach-
ers begin writing textbooks.
Drake University co-eds are becoming emanci-
pated. A new ruling gives them permission to
smoke in approved places and to drive cars if they
have a C average and the consent of their parents.
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.

Two students at a well-known university
were working for the FERA under the Federal
appropriation for student aid. They were as-
signed to the ame job.-.one experienced in
this work was the boss; and the other, new on
the job, was his assistant. They had a job
cutting pipe for plumbing.
"Say," said the assistant, "do I get paid by
"Sure, you dumb cluck," was the answer.
"But I haven't done anything."
The old hand surveyed his companion with
contempt and then slowly lit a cigarette.
"You are supposed to help me aren't you?"
he exclaimed.
"Well, then," he said, holding out the match,
"if you have to be so damn conscientious, blow
this out."
We read not so long ago that a psychology pro-
fessor showed that most people do their best
work immediately after a change of weather, such
as heat after cold, or rain after sunshine.
This should make most of us at Michigan gen-
Here's an interesting contribution from E.P.O.,
'36, entitled:
She goes to college. She differs from her
sisters in that she is beautiful, for her features
are delicate and regular and her figure is per-
fect. She uses cosmetics only to accentuate
her natural loveliness, and then only privately.
Her lips are red and kissable, but she does
not use them to promiscuity.
Her clothes are informal, in good taste. She
carries them with an appealingly unconscious
She studies hard, makes good grades. She
does not employ "apple-polishing" with her
She chews gum slightly. She smokes occa-
sionally, drinks just enough. Her dancing is
Having no affectations, she does not attempt
to employ a "line." Her great characteristic
is her naturalness, her poise.
* *
A zoology professor at the University of Cali-
fornia announced that all the students in his class
would participate in a test to determine whether
microbes were transmitted by kissing. On the date
of the experiment the attendance was perfect.
However, each student was given a little pad of
sterilized cloth, instructed to kiss the pad and
daub it on a microscopic slide. That was all -
except that it was later announced the test showed
positive results.
A Washington
WHETHER the "careful analysis" of the business
outlook by the National Association of Manu-
facturers was planned and timed to match Presi-
dent Roosevelt's resumption of "fireside" radio
talks is a current question in Washington. If it
just happened that these two summaries of the
recovery situation hit the front pages together,
it is a remarkable coincidence.
Never has the reform vs. recovery issue been
more directly and sharply drawn than by a com-
parative examination of the President's remarks
and the association's handout. The man-in-
the-street could find much to explain the seeming
confusion in Washington if he took the trouble
to read them side by side.
Both start at the same place. The manufac-
turers, however, are even more emphatically cer-

tain that full recovery is immediately in sight than
is the author of the New Deal.
Never since '32 has the country been "closer to
breaking the back of the depression," say the man-
ufacturers. The President does not go that far.
He modestly notes "our already unmistakable
march toward recovery" which the work-relief pro-
gram will "assist materially."
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The 1935

Mean Feet

To the Editor:
I am so happy to see your Soap-Box column
again. I missed it terribly. I hope that it will
again continue as an organ of free thought. In
the meantime, I have three pet "gripes" which I
wish to divulge to the intelligent readers of The
Daily. They are as follows:
1. Shuffling feet, snapping notebook covers and
rustling paper in classes, five minutes before the
close of the hour. By doing this, the offending
students show a shameful lack of respect for their
professors and a decided disinterest in their
courses. In many cases, during the last five min-
utes,(important facts are summed up which make
clear the material covered in the lecture. There
are students, myself included, who resent the shuf-
fling because it shows disrespect to the instructor
and because of the impossibility of hearing what is
being said.
2. I was brought up in a city where children
never see real grass or cows except in picture-
books or an occasional trip to the park. Therefore
I have a deep reverence for all things that nature
gives us. It actually hurts me to see inconsiderate
students recklessly trot across our newly-sowed
lawns. Your editorial on this subject which ap-
peared some time ago is to be commended, but it
seems that the evil still persists. Perhaps some
action should be taken to prevent students from
trampling on the lawns.
3. I get very irritated when I'm wrapped up in
a text on economics and some rah-rah collegiate
(male or female) with leather heels clatters and
thumps into the study-hall. These students seem

ERE is a definite agreement as to recovery
signs and portents. But there is no agreement
whatever beyond that. The President puts first
measures "intended to relieve, to minimize and to
prevent future unemployment," listing extension
of NRA, the security act, utilities holding company
control legislation, transportation and banking
bills as essential now.
Say the manufacturers:
"Consideration of legislation designed to meet
future situations, but which would be a disturbing
element during the coming year . . . should be
shelved until the next Congress convenes only
seven months from now."
And into that category they put specifically all
the "reform" bills for whose immediate enact-
ment the President was again calling - unemploy-
ment insurance, utility holding company enact-
ments, the banking bill and railroad laws. They
did not touch on NRA extension. They did add the
30-hour week proposal, the labor disputes bill and
the proposed increase in agricultural control pow-
ers to the list they would veto for the session. Mr.
Roosevelt did not mention those.
THERE YOU HAVE IT, straight from the shoul-
der. That contest between simple recovery
and the New Deal recovery-and-reform program


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