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calcitrant justices to see it in his light. The sec-
cnd is that these justices, just as ordinary, in-
telligent persons, changed their minds and saw the
Constitution as a definite rule, which excessive ab-
rogations would soon cast into discard.
Monday was a big day for the Supreme Court,
and an equally bad day for President Roosevelt.
The court, in effect, completely reversed him on
three issues: the NRA, the Frazier-Lemke Act'
and the Humphrey case, all of which he had defi-
nitely sponsored. The effects of these setbacks
for the President are not yet evident. What effect
they may have on his political fortunes, in view
of the great American respect for the highest trib-
unal, can only be speculated on. It is safe to say,
however, that the Republicans will use each of
these three issues to hurl against Roosevelt in. the
1936 campaign; that the spell of reverence in which
the President has been held will be lessened if not
broken; and that the President will find it more
difficult to speed his legislation through the halls
of Congress.
The Humphrey case, while overshadowed by the
NRA and Frazier-Lemke rulings, should not be
overlooked. The court in its decision said in effect,
that a President cannot dismiss a member of one
of the various quasi-legislative, judicial commis-
sions. Whether this applies to a President dismiss-
ing a commissioner that he personally appointed
is not known, but it is reasonable to believe that
it does. The decision, therefore, greatly strength-
ens the commissions, gives them a permanent stat-
us, and removes them a considerable distance from
the President.
Faeulty And
Fraternity Dinners .. .
WHEN THE faculty-fraternity din-
ners were formulated they were
heralded as an excellent means of developing a
goodsrelationship between students and their
professors.
Previous to the present plan in which the
Union invites the professors to the various houses,
the fraternities took it upon themselves to ask
their guests..
The Union plan has far better promises than
the old system. Yet we have heard frequent com-
plaints from both fraternities and. professors.
A short time ago we discussed the matter with
one professor who had been a guest at several fra-
ternities. He said that in many houses he found
he knew no one. This made the evening's dis-
cussion a real problem, as there were no common
grounds on which to base a discussion. Even if
everyone enjoyed themselves, it was very unlikely
that the professor should remember the students
whom he had met.
The houses made the same complaint as did the
professors. Many times they had entertained pro-
fessors whom they enjoyed meeting and talking
with, but they had not seen them again.
We feel that the project is too good to die. With
the coming year we hope that this fault may be
remedied and its purpose fulfilled satisfactorily.

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COLLEGIATE
OBSERVER

By BUD BERNARD
Today we crave the liberty to drag out from
behind the piano the old favorite of super-
super basses and seafaring men, "Asleep in the
Deep.". It is not as an idle wnim that we do
this, but rather to perform a service to students
of Michigan in reminding them of something
they cannot possibly have forgotten. For, in
other words, in two more days, we of Michigan
will be behind the eight ball. Take' heed!
Loudly the bells in the engine tower ring,
Bidding us know all's not merry in Spring;
Finals are near,
Tremble with fear,
Work like a dog if you want to be here
Next ,year,
Next year.
Work like a dog if you want to be here
Next year, next year.
Many brave students have dropped by the
way
So bware,
BEWARE.
Practically'the entire student body of Princeton
University signed the following petition recently:
"Operators of the Garden Theater: We, the
undersigned, patrons of the Garden Theater pro-
test against the further showing of Hearst Metro-
tone Newsreels on the screen of your theater for
the following reasons:
1. "They continually report as truths, incidents
and scenes which are distorted into half-truths
of skillful propaganda.
2.'"They represent one of the most powerful
means of controlling public opinion and become
dangerous when they misrepresent the facts as they
so frequently do.
3. "Commentators in the Hearst Metrotone News
interpret all scenes in manner to support the
policies of the Hearst press, which we believe to be
subversive and destructive to the security and
ideals of the American people."
"Dear Bud," writes M.L.N., "did you read
about the man who swallowed a can of gold
paint and then exclaimed, 'Oh, how guilty I
feel!'
A riot which took place at the University of Wis-
consin was of a more serious nature than we can
imagine, says a well-known college publication,
because of the motives behind it and the spirit
that fostered it. Nevertheless it did have a comical
side. The story is this:- It seems that four people
were thrown into Lake Mendota by a crowd who
raided a meeting of the League for Industrial
Democracy. About 150 students entered the law
building, heckled the speaker and seized the secre-
tary of the organization.
A professor, hearing the noise, as the crowd
surged towards the lake, attempted to intervene
and was thrown in. No attention was paid to other
members of the faculty who tried to stop the
riot. One was knocked from a bench when he
shouted: "For gosh sakes, fellows, think of the
University!"
BUD BERNARD'S PHILOSOPHY
An apple a day should have kept your marks
around A.

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As Others See It

Value Of An Education
(From the Daily Illini)
AS A SENIOR nears graduation he often ponders
over the value of his education. Has he made
a mistake in accepting three or four thousand dol-
lars from his parents to invest in learning? Per-
haps he might have put this money in a business
and realized a substantial profit at the end of four
years. What's the answer to this question?
One answer may be found in President Coffman's
biennial message to the people of Minnesota en-
titled "Youth and Tomorrow's Education."
The head of Minnesota University declares, "Col-
lege and university education is society's greatest
social experiment for ameliorating the struggle for
existence and for training a picked lot of young
men and young women for citizenship, for the exer-
cise of public leadership, and for the effective dis-
charge of high public responsibilities."
On a superficial glance this statement might
have all the earmarks of glorified "hooey." If the
statement had to stand alone, it would deserve to
be classified as such.
However, President Coffman clinches his state-
ment by pointing to the increased recognition of
the importance and necessity of such training.
During the past two years there has been an in-
creased attendance in colleges. Lectures, whether
on religion, art, education, finance or science, were
never so well attended as now.
"All this," President Coffman believes "attests to
more than a lingering faith in education; it indi-
cates youth's unspoken search for understand-
ing and wisdom. Youth knows that education pre-
pared and equipped a generation for the building
of the greatest industrial society and commercial
civilization the world has ever witnessed. Youth
believes that education can help build another civ-
ilization, one that will be more secure and better
than the present. Youth knows it will be the
builder."
Regardless of whether the pessimist agrees with
this forward outlook he will be compelled to admit
that a college graduate is better able to face the
paramount issues of the day. The first one is
how to prevent war. University students have
made some strides forward during the past year
in attempting to solve this issue. Youthful editors
have been crusading against the propagandists
who have sought to convince Americans that "war
is a necessary evil."
The second issue is how to prevent depressions in
the future. The increased interest in economic
courses and international commerce indicates that
the present generation will be better informed than
the preceding one.
The third issue is concerned with human welfare.
If the sociology professors have presented their
courses ably during the past two years it is quite
possible that the university graduate of today will

A Washington
BYSTANDER

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By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, May 29.
WHEN SENATOR MATTHEW M. NEELY, West
Virginia Democrat, got back into the Senate in
1930 after having been ousted in the party debacle
of '28, he seemed a changed man.
From the rather loquacious pre-defeat Sen-
ator, with something to say about almost any-
thing going on in the Senate, he lapsed into a large-
ly back-row role of silence. The degree of ora-
torical self-restraint he has exercised for the
last five years has been remarkable, particularly
for a chap whose fancy turns to phrases on the
florid side and whose vocal stops in action run all
the way from a roaring triple forte to a scarcely
audible pianissimo.
In those five years, the Neely "remarks on" ac-
counting in the Congressional Record index dwin-
dled to almost nothing compared to what he had
done in his previous dozen years in House and Sen-
ate. His changed philosophy as to the value of
Senate oratory has been set down officially by
himself. That was back in '32 when the Senate
did a five-month talking job about a tax bill. Dr.
Neely then diagnosed the malady raging among his
colleagues as "virulent verbosity" and figured that
"no member could contend seriously that a single
vote has been lost or won in 120 hours of de-
bate."
"'HE base Indian who threw away a pearl that
was richer than all his tribe was a model
of thrift in comparison with the indefatigable, in-
exhaustible and irrepressible orators whose elo-
quence is losing the government more than $83,000
an hour - almost $200 for every beat of the nor-
mal human heart," Neely said, and so on for quite
a number of heart beats.
With recollections of that Neelyism in mind,
press galleryites listened attentively to the same
Neely this year, in connection with efforts to pass
the bonus prepayment bill over a veto. Of all that
was said then in the Senate, the Neely effort stood
cratorically almost alone. Only the. thundering
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