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CITY EDITOR..:....................... JOHN HEALEY
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Baxter, Margaret Bentley, Mary McCord.
Conflict And
j RIDAY NIGHT the world began to
crumble; Saturday night it was ut-
terly destroyed; Sunday morning reconstruction
was in order. That is the story of the 1935 Spring
Never was a name more apt than the title of
the Parley, "Social Conflict at the University of
Michigan." Those three days, which were packed
with all the drama of youth crying out the eternal
questions and experience confessing that it didn't
know all the answers, saw the emergence of that
conflict in stark detail.
It was a conflict between the ideas of students
and faculty, of the conservative and the radical,
and, most important, the old way and the new.
No one expected solutions to result from the Par-
ley. There weren't any. But something more pre-
cious did result - understanding.
For the first time in as long as we can remember
the constructive and liberal students listened with-
out interruption to the communist and socialist in
a non-partisan forum. They were not converted
to Marxism by the process, but they did see that
the so-called "perversive" elements were of flesh
and blood, had sincere and honest convictions,
and were, like themselves, looking for an answer.
The communist and socialist students were also

exposed - to the exposition of the democratic
means of getting the answer. They were not con-
verted by the process either, but they did see that
the so-called "reactionary" elements were of flesh
and blood, had sincere and honest convictions, and
were, like themselves, looking for an answer.
There Was more than a general rapprochement
between the student and faculty element, however.
The understanding that was achieved here was of a
different kind. It was the understanding of kin-
dred souls, of men of 60 and boys of 20, whose
confusion and lack of certainly of what the world
must do to solve its problems made them one
Last, but far from least, comes the greatest con-
flict of the Parley - the old way and the new
way. The faculty men represented the generation
of the days of prosperity. The students spoke for
the generation of the depression.
The first said: Have patience.
The second: We have had patience for six years
now, but there hasn't been a change. How long
must we wait?


For Sanitation . .
MMEDIATE ACTION taken by the
managements of the Hut and
Boesky's restaurants to correct the sanitary con-
ditions which led to their being refused approval
by the City Department of Health is conclusive
proof of the willingness of most eating places
in the city to cooperate the with health department
in an effort to provide sanitary eating conditions.
Their quick action was undoubtedly hastened
by discrimination on the part of the student body.
Similar discrimination in other instances where
approval .is not granted will most certainly result
in immediate compliance with the rulings of the
department and enable them to keep a high
sanitary standards without the expense and delay
of recourse to the courts,
The re-inspections promised by the department
will probably result in frequent revision of the
approved list. Immediate action by regular pa-
trons of the restaurant thus losing its certificate of
approval will force the proprietor into quickly com-
plying with all requirements.

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
Defects And Discontent
To the Editor:
Through these years of depression and ter-
rific economic and political changes there has ap-
peared in this country a spread of radical propa-
ganda and "red" fear. Our well-meaning legis-
latures, scared by the blatant headlines of Hearst,
fearing that "Joe College" of past years has meta-
morphosed into a vicious Mr. Hyde with promi-
nently revolutionary tendencies, have turned to in-
vestigations and free speech legislation.
The unemployed in the throes of economic de-
spair, unable to comprehend the causes of our
tumbling structure, and far from reassured while
in the midst of these calamities, of the security
of the future under our regime listens and is deep-
ly impressed by the promises of a workman's heav-
en under a communistic rule.
The student, lingering on the margin of the
group, listening to the grimy speaker tell of his
hardships under the dole, and then to the com-
munist, painting a rosy future for these "slaves of
capitalism" if they will "only unite," realizes, if he
thinks at all, that this is not the sputtering of a
teapot, but the brewing of a storm ...
There are defects in our present government,
gross defects in our economic organization which
this depression has delineated with a broad brush.
With wheat, cotton and meat being destroyed in
order to raise prices at the same time that men
willing to work are on welfare being given $4 a
week to feed a family of four it is apparent the
demand-supply system of distribution has broken
down.. It is also apparent that our present system
throws the burden of depression on the working
class. Interest on invested capital must be paid or
the bondholders will foreclose. Dividends must
be paid or the stockholders will vote in a new man-
agement. Fixed overhead can't be reduced, but the
father of four can be fired.
The present pitiful condition of the working
class, and the unemployed, played upon by the
emotional promises of communistic spellbinders,
heightened by the smug ranting of Coughlin, and
the hooey of Long, have stimulated a great dis-
content. If the depression lifts, prosperity may
disperse it. But i it does not, we may be in for an
emotional revolution throwing us into some sort of
a Great Experiment. This is the "red" menace to
It can be met, adequately, not by legislative gag,
but by plain common sense thinking. Drag this
communistic bugbear into the open! The student
of today is the voter of tomorrow. Get him think-
ing. Let him hear lectures on communism; not
emotional spellbindings, but logical weighing of
advantage against disadvantage. If communism
has something worthwhile, let him consider it,
and see if it cannot be welded into our plastic
democracy. Let him weigh carefully whether the
temperament of our people, the history and char-
acter of our country is fitted for such as Europe's
experiment. Let him finally decide whether com-
munism in correcting the defects of our system will
still give 'us every freedom we now have under
a democracy.
Means And Martyrs
To the Editor:
There is hardly a person that would say there is
no possible way to improve our government. To
say such would be to admit total unconsciousness
of existing conditions. We need changes in our
social order, and there are some that feel this very
acutely, too acutely perhaps. I am refering to
those who advocate the overthrow of the govern-
ment by force. I suppose they reason that things
are now firmly in the hands of those who do not
care to see the present order changed, and that
force is necessary to dislodge them. They un-
doubtedly picture the situation as being analogous
to that which existed in France before the revolu-
tion of 1789.
There is a difference, however. We have means
to institute laws which the people want, and no
matter what they desire, if there are enough of
them that desire it, and all of them sincere, they
can get it through legislation. Surely it would
take no fewer people, nor less activity on their part
to successfully overthrow the government through

This Dunckel-Baldwin bill will do no good.
Those who advocate violent overthrow of the gov-
ernment are those who feel that the law of the
land is wrong, and they will continue to talk and

Upon deciding to pay her a visit
Firmly massage the face for a minute.
This is to bring out your finest smile,
For she'll be late every once in a while.
Shave your face until it is slick
For scrawny chins will raise a kick.
(She's creamed her complexion until it's sore
And scratchy chins just dig the more.)
Be sure your pants are firmly pressed,
And your unruly hair is nicely dressed;
,It's a pain in the neck, in the end, 'tis true,
But we can't go mussed like they used to do.
Brush your teeth and gargle your throat,
Scrub your neck and dust your coat -
Become a lily - a sissy too,
A slave to Love as all fools do!
Feed 'em that bunk that they love to hear.
And you'll be hooked within the year.
Sing songs of mush - write poetry too
Say, "Honey-bunch, how I love you!"
For life begins in front of an altar
Give 'em a ring and receive a halter.
Then on this earth no more you'll roam -
Think about this- then STAY AT HOME.
* * *
Flattery, says a co-ed at the University of
California, is soft soap, and soft soap is 90
per cent lye.
College students have been accused by many
people of being inconsiderate. We submit proof
to you who may have uttered such thoughts that
they are not only considerate but that they have
perhaps even greater respect for the feelings of
others than some groups of society. At one of the
well-known western schools a youth slept through
his eight o'clock, through the 10 o'clock that came
into the room next, and through the 11 o'clock sec-
tion, and none of those other students awakened
him. No doubt they shared a feeling of deep sym-
*' , * *
Maybe this will be a good lesson for you future
A little boy plumped down beside a Univer-
sity of Chicago student in a street car.
"Wanna buy a magazine?"
"What magazines do you have?"
"Oh, Saturday Evening Post, Ladies Home
Journal. There's a swell story in the Post."
"Got a Liberty?"
"No, but I'll sell you a Post.
Here the chubby jaws of the youngster
chopped off words faster than the collegian
could follow.
"Hey," the student demanded, "what's the
idea? How do you expect to sell magazines
when people can't tell what you're talking
"Oh, said the boy, "that's my sales policy.
You see I talk so fast they won't understand
me. Then people don't close *the door in my
face. They ask me what I said. I tell them,
and boy, it sure works."







A Washington



T HERE is no question that Senator Borah speaks
with great authority in the Senate on consti-
tutional questions. His views influence those of
some of his colleagues. Yet, it would be a far
stretch of fancy to imagine that
it was merely Borah's challenge
of the constitutionality of the
Costigan-Wagner anti-lynching
bill which ended victoriously the
prolonged Southern filibuster
against taking up the measure.
It looked that way, admitted-
ly. One moment the Senate was
still locked as fast in the long-
distance talking campaign of
the Southerners as it had been
for days. It still was in the
legislative day of April 15 when
WILLIAM E. BORAH the break came on May 1. Two
solid weeks of time had been all but lost legis-
latively in discussion of a measure that had little
prospect of coming to a vote.
THEN BORAH, prodded by Costigan, had his say.
.The next minute the Senate voted 48 to 32 to do
what it had repeatedly refused by a single vote
margin to do in the preceding two weeks. It
ditched the anti-lynching bill.
Was it Borah's forcefully stated view that the
bill was unconstitutional that switched half a
dozen non-Southern - and one Southern - Dem-
ocratic votes? It was not. It was his statement
that he would not continue to vote "indefinitely"
for the parliamentary procedure that kept the bill
before the Senate. That was the crack-up for
which Democratic leadership had been waiting.
BORAH contributed even more to the cause
against a Federal anti-lynching law when
Costigan drew him into a first hand narration of
what happened to the very similar Dyer bill passed
by the House in 1922 only to be smothered also
in a Southern Senate filibuster. The Idaho sen-



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