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a necessary basis of all learning. We submit
them here, both as a suggestion for those who
realize that their education has just begun and a
challenge to those who consider four years of
dodging in and out of campus buildings ample
evidence of an "educated man."
The list includes: the Major Prophets, the
Psalms and the Gospel in the Bible; something of
the teachings of Mohammed, Buddha and Confu-
cius; Plato, Aristotle and Sophocles among the
Greeks; Lucretius among the Romans; St. Augus-
tine and St. Francis of Assisi among the scholars.
Something of Dante, Cervantes and Bacon of the
Renaissance period; Shakespeare among the Eliz-
abethan dramatists; and in the last centuries Mil-
ton, Browning, Guthe and Tolstoi.
"To really know these men, to read them so
thoroughly that their thoughts become incor-
porated and integrated with our own, is to know
the thinking of the entire age or country in
which each lived," Professor Weaver stated.
Cannot these "greatest of the great" clarify for
us the staggering confusion of the "literature of
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NIGHT EDITOR: ROBERT H. PULVER
Has Arrived .. .
T WAS WITH A GREAT DEAL of
I pleasure that we read tke current
issue of Contemporary.
When Contemporary was launched last De-
cember it was viewed with misgivings by many
who could remember the fate of literary magazines
on the Michigan campus. Not only did it seem
doomed by tradition, but, frankly, much it con-
tained was mediocre; many poems were such only
by courtesy and its prose left much to be desired.
Each issue seemed to improve, and with this
last it is possible to say that Contemporary is
convincing, has definitely arrived.
Typography probably has little to do with the
inherent worth of a magazine -it is easily pos-
sible for the crudest holograph to have a literary
value far exceeding that of a printed page -
but nothing ever suffered from being attractive.
Contemporary should be congratulated, not upon
following a fine typographical standard, but upon
If next year's editors can strive against the
odds presented them, as successfully as the pres-
ent editors have, Contemporary will disprove the
maxim that a campus literary magazine cannot
The SOAP BOX
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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.
To the Editor:
In these days of heavy thinking about interna-
tional mumblejumble and communistic entrepre-
neurship, it is with joy that we pause to remember
that in the haven of the moving picture theater
we may find momentary solace in watching the
antics of that amiable animal "Mickey Mouse."
Of course even the movies are catering to the
political demands of our long-haired Mr. Milque-
toasts, and goodness knows it is bad enough to be
handed politics, politics, politics from the screen
but when. "Mickey Mouse" appears we know we
can laugh and relax. "Mickey" and-"Minnie" so
far have not taken up the turgid battlecries of
the economic panacea-peddlers and the glib
phrasemakers who wish to return to economic
cliff-dwelling or "progress" to Red Nutopias.
"Mickey Mouse" is a relief. What a relief! It
may even be that a mouse will deliver us from the
Republicans and nitwit anarchists who are mak-
ing life unbearable for all of us and the news-
papermen in particular. Go to it, Mr. Mouse,
and steer clear of political fandangling!
By BUD BERNARD
With finals approaching this contribution
from K.L.O. is appropriate:
REPENT, YE SINNERS
Ten days alone before the final spurt;.. .... ..
We're in the stretch. Don't slacken now less sure
(Not I) of ultimate success unhurt.
(Thank God, I'm at my best when undTr pressure.)
Can I absolve in less than a fortnight
The scholar's seven sins which weigh me down?
Too many classes cut; and dates in delight
That should have been on books. notes which
From someone else's pen; assignments read
In brief; procrastination from the first.
Many a conference when naught was said;
And all sev'n. the last, to cram is worst.
Can 1 like Sampson with a last intent
Redeem myself in June all passions spent.
The classified ad in The Daily written by the
Betsy Barbour girls has received plenty of
comment. Hence this letter received today:
I notice by this morning's Daily that six girls
at Betsy Barbour are bored with the B.M.O.C.
on this campus, and really want experienced
men. I would suggest that the girls at the
dorm start a "get a date" chain system. Let
these girls send out the six names to six fel-
lows and the system work in the chain letter
manner. If this idea succeeds, the girls at the
Betsy Barbour will have enough dates to last
them through next semester.
"Betsy Barbour Admirer."
Do you know what boondoggler is? Neither did
we, until we chanced upon the explanation in the
Daily Princetonian. To be brief, a boondoggler,
or rather, the boondoggler, since there is appar-
ently only one of the species extant, is a sopho-
more at the University of Chicago.
To hold this official title, the individual sits on
a chair in the university lavatory for three hours
every afternoon, except Saturday and Sunday.
From his noble perch he records the number of
paper towels which you use as you wash your
hands. When the week's total is complete, his
statistics are sent to the permanent archives of
the administration in Washington, there to be
consulted by trained experts and used in some sort
of an unknown manner.
All this dither is done under the name FERA,
which goes to show, we suppose, that the gents in
charge of that outfit have plenty of ingenuity in
the administration of the money intrusted to
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(From the Washington State Evergreen)
GOOD SCHOLARSHIP is not intended to be,
nor is it often interpreted, as an accurate
guage of probable success in the world of busi-
ness. It is possible, and often happens, that a man
has personal qualities which go far in making him
a success in business but which are of little, if any,
value in the pursuit of knowledge in academic
Nevertheless, a student with sound business
principles realizes that it is sound economics to
get from a course everything possible, since it is
for the privilege of taking such courses that he or
his parents invest considerable sums of money
in a college education for him. And, if one takes
this sensible attitude toward the college courses,
good grades follow naturally.
Viewing the situation from another perspective,
one might observe that, since grades are an in-
dication of the extent to which a man grasps
and satisfactorily assimilates the subject matter
of a course of study, they are equally valuable
as a measure of the degree to which he may grasp,
assimilate, and discharge of the duties of the posi-
tion upon which he must depend for the mainten-
ance of his economic status.
Certainly it is true that habits of concentration
and continuity of effort may be formed in the
study hall which will aid materially in the business
world. If one fails to acquire these invaluable
habits in college, he must of necessity pass through
a period of painful readjustment when he enters
business. In other words, those practices of self-
discipline necessary to success in the classroom
are equally necessary to success in life.
Grades, then, although not necessarily a reliable
indicator of success in business, are often a val-
uable measure in those qualities, necessary both
in class and in business operations. The good
business man of tomorrow is not the person who
nakes a poor bargain in the purchase of an edu-
cation and in addition neglects to cultivate those
qualities certain to contribute to his success in later
Prohibitive Honorary Fees
(From the Ohio State Lantern)
HONORARIES are unlike social fraternities and
sororities; they have no right to be prohibitive
financially. Yet, we wonder just how many stu-
dents who have been invited to join an honorary
society have had to refuse because of the financial
There are 11 local and 32 national honorary
organizations on the campus, with "prices of ad-
mission" varying from $1 to $30. Fourteen of
these honoraries charge $15 or more, while four
receive over $25 from each initiate.
It seems odd that some should charge so much
more than others. A glance over the list will
show that those with the higher fees are not in
all cases the higher ranking organizations, but are
By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, May 21.
SENATOR STEIWER of Oregon rates special
mention as a silver lining detector in political
dark clouds. Speaking for the Far West at a
Republican county get-together in New York City,
he discovered that party defeats suffered in '32
and '34 "have proved a blessing in disguise."
To reach that conclusion, the Oregonian deduced
that those disasters had divorced the party from
its old, "too close" tie-up with big business.
"It can no longer be credited with that dubious
distinction," he added. "Now big business looking
for political favors has transferred its affections
to the Democratic Party."
Had the onlookers at the National Chamber of
Commerce convention in Washington that same
day heard this senatorial analysis, they must have
chuckled. The 1,500 delegates were going on a
resolution rampage even as Steiwer was speaking
in New York. In what they had to say about
the New Deal and the extent that they speak for
big business, it was a bit difficult to detect that
transfer of affections Steiwer reported.
SOME CHAMBER officials seemed to think that
the convention's bark would prove to be worse
than its bite. Among them was the new chief
of the national chamber, President Harper Sibley,
He could see only a difference in methods of ap-
proach, not in purposes, between Mr. Roosevelt
and the chamber. He could even, perhaps on the
basis of old college friendship, plan for "coopera-
tion" conferences with the President. He also
thought; quite frankly, that a lot of delegates in
a big hall "didn't really know what they were
voting about" when some of the sharpest cracks
at the New Deal were taken.
And President Sibley, it seems, agrees with
former President Harriman as to one very probable
cause of the chamber flare up against the New
Deal, particularly against pending reform rather
than recovery legislation proposals. He thinks it a
definite sign of accelerating recovery.
"The business patient is just a vigorous and vo-
ciferous convalescent," he said.
SECRETARY ROPER feels that way about it
Presumably his business advisory council,
composed of industrialheavyweights, agrees. At
least they galloped to the White House before the
text of the Chamber resolutions reached there
to present their endorsement of most of the New
Deal policies the Chamber was viewing with such
"vociferous" alarm and repugnance.
Roper and his business council have a growing
accumulation of business recovery symptoms to
guide them. The commerce department is keeping
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FOR 7,000 YEARS man has been
translating his thoughts, his ideas
and his aspirations into words, and recording those
words in some sort of a permanent form, whether
hieroglyphic or alphabetical.
During these 7,000 years hundreds of thousands
of books, documents and notations have been
written, only a small part of which have been
preserved for us today. This vast welter of words
we may call the "literature of humanity."
At the University of Michigan, and at every
institution formed for the enlargement of men's
minds, this "literature of humanity" constitutes
the basis of all courses of study pursued. The
sociologist subtracts a portion of it for his field,
the economist chooses a select few for his subject,
and the specialists in all other lines of activity
set aside those books which can be included in
their own sharply-defined categories.
But there still remains an overwhelmingly broad
and extensive array of books to which the attribute
"cultural" may be applied, and from which array
the university student must pick and choose those
which he considers essential to his cultural de-
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