_ THEa MIChIGAN Ji AILY
,SA ^TRDAY, MARCHi 7, 1926
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A Penalty That
Is Too Severe.. ..
T HE ACTION taken by the Athletic
Board of Wayne University in end-
ing forever the college athletic career of Adam
Widlak, Wayne hockey player and three-sport man
who was found guilty of beginning a fight at the
conclusion of the Michigan-Wayne hockey game
in Olympia Tuesday night, seems altogether too
severe to us.!
The Wayne Board felt that Widlak's action
reflected upon the University and apparently be-
lieved that the only proper rectification they could
make lay in a strict disciplinary measure.
Athletic Director Holmes, although believing
that the penalty was too severe, said he could
see no more reason for fights in hockey than in
football. The fact remains that fighting has
alwdy been frequent in hockey, and despite the1
good intentions of the director, the very character
of the sport with its speed and opportunity for
the use of a high stick and an illegal body check
makes it a fiery game and breeds quick tempers.
The result is frequent fistic outbreaks.
The fact of the matter is that because of the
manner in which the Detroit papers handled the
story, a sensationalism that was in no sense the
truth resulted from the incident, and what might
have been just another hockey fight was made
to appear as a serious riot. Because the specta-
tors were students and the game was over there,
was a tendency to mill out on the ice and get
into the affair, but there was nothing bitter in the
attitude of the crowd, which was quickly dis-
Vic Heyfiger, the Michigan player who was at-,
tacked by Widlak, was not hurt, and the only
person who received serious blows of any kind
was Widlak himself.
Neither Heyliger nor Coach Eddie Lowrey bear
any malice over the incident, and their attitude
seems to be that the incident would have been
much better forgotten in the beginning.
It is apparent that Widlak has been made the
horrible example in Wayne's attempt to apologize
to Michigan for the whole affair simply be-
cause he began a hockey fight at an inopportune
time and under 'unfortunate circumstances, a
life suspension from participation in Wayne ath-
letics seems, we repeat, entirely too severe a pen-
alty to impose.
Success To The
Student Forum. .
NOUNCEMENT of plans for the
Student Senate may well be hailed
The one thing that this University lacks at the
present minute and always has lacked is some
medium through which its students may express
their opinions on important questions of the
If we read the plan of the Senate aright, that
organization will furnish that medium.
To be suie, the Spring Parley has for five
years served the function of a sort of revival meet-
ing each spring. There many topics are given
a thorough and necessary airing. But after the
Spring Parley, what? Absolutely nothing but a
dearth of expression. The Student Senate will
serve the function of continuing the Parley idea.
racy. The coming election is one of the most sig-
nificant in our history. Students, we believe, are as
well, if not better qualified to speak of politics
than the general public. Certainly it is time their
voice is heard.
The Daily urges all students to attend the meet-
ings of the Senate and speak their mind. It is a
forum that is neither radical nor conservative
and one that well merits serious consideration.
A word of warning, however, to those in charge:
we feel that although the idea of a student Senate
is a splendid one, it is one that will take careful
planning to put into effect. The danger of bad
organization, an organization that fails to obtain
student interest, is great. We have the greatest
respect for those students planning the Senate. The
system they have worked out looks on its surface
an excellent one. But its success depends on the
interest aroused over it.
Our guess is that Michigan students will take
advantage of the opportunity.
For Fans . .
I'S A WONDERFUL FEELING to
be young! It's comfortable to be
part of a crowd, all united by the strong bond of
a loyalty for Michigan --it will be one of the thrill-
ing feelings we'll be striving for and missing as
And it's easy, when you're a part of a crowd, to
do things you wouldn't think of doing when alone.
For this reason, we are calling on you who will
attend the Purdue game tonight to temper your
enthusiasm with a bit of judgment. For some rea-
son or other, we of Michigan have been less sports-
manlike fans in basketball than we have been in
all the other sports, and we'd like to bring our
behavior there up to our usual standard.
Booing a referee is not only bad taste, but it is
foolish. Forced as he is to render an arbitrary
judgment which cannot gain a unanimous support
from the crowd, he faces charges against his in-
tegrity from one side of the floor or the other.
No serious charges against the integrity of any
official has ever been made here and there is
little basis for charges of incompetency.
President Angell of Yale, speaking on Alumni
Day at that institution, declared: "There will be
no general, much less complete, cure (of bad
sportsmanship) until our American college groups,
both graduate and under-graduate, come to real-
ize that bad manners and poor sportsmanship are
the marks of the 'mucker' and that no self-re-
specting institution can afford to tolerate insults
to guests, which is what in fact visiting teams
Tonight there will be two top-rate teams on the
floor. We know that Michigan's team will be
doing its best, and we suspect that Purdue won't
be beaten by a very high score. The referee will
be calling them as he sees them, we are confident.
All that remains is for us to show a more genuine
Michigan spirit by cheering but never booing.
T HEFOR U
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 connunicants will, however, be regarded
as confidential upon request. Contributors are asked
to be brief, the editors reserving the right to condense
all letters of over 300 words and to accept or reject
letters upon the criteria of general editorial importance
and interest to the campus.
The Heidelberg Invithtimim,
To the Editor:
Many students and alumni of the University
must have, been shocked by its announcement
that it would participate in the celebration of
the 550th anniversary of the University at Heidel-
berg. The acceptance of the invitation is partic-
ularly conspicuous in that it was preceded by
the refusal of the great English universities to par-
ticipate on the grounds that acceptance would,
directly or indirectly, condone the Nazi policy to-
wards Academic Freedom and Civil Liberty.
The statement that the participation of the
University of Michigan does not involve approval
of Nazi policy is naive. Whatever the motives of
the University may be, the presence of its dele-
gates at the ceremonies will be taken by the
German people and less discriminating Americans
as our tacit acceptance of the Nazi regime in
The strangulation of the academic life of Ger-
many is too well known to require proof. Only
last week the German minister for education called
upon the professors and students of the nation to
create an Aryan-National Socialist science.
Where is the much vaunted, courageous liberal-
ism of our University? The refusal of the German
invitation would have shown the world that our
University supports and defends Academic Free-
dom. It would have been a symbol of our refusal
to glorify brutality and regimentation.
In accepting, the University has involved the
whole student body and faculty in an international
gesture of approval which the Nazis desire.
From the viewpoint of humanity, and in partic-
ular of the student, the coming ceremonies are a
funeral for our highest academic ideals. Let us
not satisfy the murderer by acting as pall bearers.
To the Editor:
Why can't we have more student discussions on
this campus? Must all our learning come from
professors? Lectures certainly have their place
in education but knowledge cannot become a part
of us unless we think for ourselves. The only thing
of this sort on this campus is the Spring Parley
and certainly one week is not enough.
There seems to be a growing sentiment among
the students that we should have a get-together
more frequently. Many of my friends have ex-
pressed their desire to meet other students and
lean thfir oninionse on wiriano fnicc ofr nmni
SHe Conning Tower
On Not Writing About Mauna Loa
(We shall not be satisfied until we see a poem
about Mauna Loa by Muna Lee. - Conning Tower,
December 31, 1935.)
Shall Muna Lee set on Mauna Loa
Foot shod or metric? She answers Noa!
(All her life, those who could tisa
Have called her "Mauna Loa" or "Mona Lisa.")
If thoughts of Hawaii drive you haggard,
The poet for you is Genevieve Taggard.
But Muna Lee, tell them as sico,
Hymns not Hawaii, but Puerto Rico!
The Conning Tower is in favor of the public
health, and it feels that there are many emer-
gencies, life and death affairs, making it neces-
sary for elevators to run. But it is in favor of
the health of elevator operators And their fami-
lies, too, although it realizes that an elevator
operator is not in business primarily for his
Maybe the building owners are philanthropic.
Maybe they think that if the operators got $2
a week more and had to work fewer hours all
that money and leisure would work only to their
You Should Do Nothing But Go to Pictures
Sir: To settle a bet, it seems we went to see the
Charlie Chaplin picture, and we go there just as
Paulette Goddard was coming on the screen. And
it seems she plays a kind of waif or something.
So we stayed and saw the beginning again, and
pretty soon it got to where Miss Goddard came on
- you remember she plays a kind of waif or some-
thing - so I said, "Let's go - this is where we
gamin." . . . So to settle a bet maybe I shouldn't
have gone to the picture. What do you think?
Keeping Up With the Joneses
Jones was the name of the richest family. They
lived in a tall gray house, surrounded by sweeping
lawns. They were such tall gray people themselves
that in some curious way they resembled their
house. They seemed to have been there always.
Just as if God said, "Let there be Jones" and
there were Jones. In a way, like Adam and Eve,
only with greater dignity and decorum.
They owned the First National Bank, an insti-
tution of equal dignity and decorum. The tellers'
cages were so hidden by a missive fortress of
nubby carven mahogany that all to be seen of any
pale young man was through a tiny golden barred
window imbedded in this impregnable wall. It
had quite an air, this bank. Somber and inex-
orable as Death and Taxes. The great clock tick-
ing with devilish deliberation seemed to say as its
pendulum went right and left, "Jones-Jones.
Loans -Loans. Groans -Groans. Moans -Moans.
The directorate of the bank changed with the
times. As citizens grew in prosperity or attained
it suddenly and dazzingly, as men did with the
fruits of this undeveloped land, they found them-
selves absorbed into the directorate, their wives
into the Jones Social Circle (outer circle though
it might be). And so there appeared on the board
a former miller (the floury kind like the Miller of
Dee), a former teamster, a former oil pumper,
and in the rooms of the great Jones mansion
their homely ,timid, fumbling wives. "He is really
quite a gentleman," the delicately genteel Madam
Jones would say softly about some particularly un-
couth specimen, and you thereupon knew that the
First National's deposits had been increased by
a substantial amount, a considerable block of stock
sold, and a New Name added to the directorate.
Did those babies know their onions! I'll say.
Gentility was all very well - but Power was better.
And that went in Hancock County as well as
Manhattan. B. ROSS
The approach to your mail box must be kept
clear so that the carrier may serve it without
leaving his vehicle. --Found in a Weston mail box,
"Dear Mr. Postmaster," wrote Moira Wellace,
of Cobb's Mill Inn, "we will be pleased to re-
ceive your vehicle. Please leave it."
It seems that the first business day in Chicago
under Eastern Standard Time passed smoothly
except in the stock yards. We didn't read the
whole story, but we assume the cattle didn't like
the new time.
How such an innovation could not pass smooth-
ly we don't understand. Ought to have been at-
tended by scenes of violence? And what do the
contracting parties do at an unquiet wedding? Yell
"THESE ARE THE THINGS"
These are things that make me sore:
Movies portraying the whistling snore,
Radio skits with screams and moans,
Nickels I've lost in the dial phones.
L. J. MULHEARN.
Some members of the Newspaper Guild, we
among them, are phony; a little bit dependent.
The 100 per cent Guilders should walk up to their
offices as long as their comrades are on strike.
The Imperialists pass:
They die from day to day-
The people live.
The people lives. Alas,
And what they give.
The Imperialists slay.
"A Womany of Destiny."-Times.
That's a girlie when she grows uppy.
By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, March 6.-There
are several deductions to be drawn
from President Roosevelt's election
year demand on Congress for a tax
bill to meet extra budgetary drafts
on the treasury.
Not the least interesting is the in-
dication it gives that Mr. Roosevelt
is utterly confident of his power to
block any alternative movement to-
ward mandatory currency inflation.
Had he any doubts whatever on that
point, he could not well have risked
stirring up inflation bloc as his tax
Shortly before the President made
known his decision to forward a
sweeping tax message it was being
conceded in congressional circles by
inflation bloc leaders that the move-
ment had no prospect of success at
this session in view of presidential
opposition. It could be that part of
the delay in formulating administra-
tion policy was due to a check up
to establish certainly that the votes
to sustain a veto of any currency in-
flation alternative bill could be count-
H is another interesting thing
about presidential calculation of
the amount of new revenue Congress
is asked to supply to meet both the
bonus pre-payment bill and the fall
of the AAA processing tax method of
financing farm aid measures.
Mr. Roosevelt seems to have fol-
lowed the same policy he did in his'
first budget message, which took an
extreme view of what the cost of1
recovery measures would be. His
present estimates of tax needs could
have been scaled down nearly half a
billion if some analysts are right7
The President elected to use in-
stead minimum estimates on tax
yields and maximum figures on pros-
THAT MIGHT BE with the idea of'
doing a little horse trading with
Congressas thettax bill takes shape.
Or it could be that the tax message
announcement on the eve of treasury
presentation of its major fiscal oper-
ation to date under the Roosevelt ad-
ministration were not unrelated
Going after some $1,800,000,000 of
which $800,000,000 is "new money"
is quite an undertaking. Launching
that operation in the backwash of the
presidential demand on Congress to
restore the more favorable budgetary
trend described in his budget message,
and which passage of the bonus bill
over his veto and the AAA decision
so quickly upset, certainly must have
added to treasury confidence that the
new loans will be heavily oversub-
WITH the awakening of interest in
the proletarian novel in the early
part of this century, a conflict arose
between critics over the questions of
propaganda and art, and whether a
work can be one and still be the other.
The battle of one faction to prove
that all great art is propaganda,
while the other argues that no propa-
ganda can be art, has aroused the in-
terest of writers as well as critics.
Thus, when James T. Farrell, author
of the "Studs Lonigan" trilogy, gives
his opinions on the matter, a great
deal of light is bound to be played
on both sides of the issue.
Farrell is a masterly writer, and his
books carry definite social implica-
tions. Yet in his article in this week's
Nation, he admits that there can be
"art for art's sake." Mr. Farrell feels,
however, that contemporary work
cannot be considered from this point
of view. It is only when writing has
lost its social meaning, he says, or
when the circumstances of the period
of the writing are forgotten, that
they may be considered for art's sake
"The creation of art and literature,"
he says, "is not an independent pro-
cess taking place in a vacuum. This
is a truism. It is another matter,
however, to attempt to specify in any
particular case the manner in which
objective situations control and de-
The claims of revolutionary writers
that such works as "Hamlet" and
"Macbeth" are defenses of British
imperialism are, in Farrell's opinion,
unfounded, but, he says, the plays
do have social significance in that
they present a phase of human char-
acter which recurrs many times in
the experience of Man. He points
out that such claims have been
made in regard to Dickens' writing,
and states that although Dickens'
work did have a strong social signfi-
cance at the time of their writing,
it is now respected simply for the
masterful art which produced it.
In some cases, Farrell says, the
work of artists of decades and cen-
turies ago does have a social influ-
ence. This' is true of such men as l
SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1936 I
VOL. XLVI No. 108
To The Members of the University
Council: The regular Ma ch'meet ing
of the University Council has been
Smoking in University Buildings:
Attention is called to the general rule
that smoking is prohibited in Univer-
sity buildings except in private offices
and assigned smoking rooms where
precautions can be taken and control
exercised. This is neither a mere
arbitrary regulation nor an attempt
to meddle with anyone's personal
habits. It is established and enforced
solely with the purpose of preventing
fires. During the past two years there
have been twenty fires in University
buildings, seven of which were at-
tributed to cigarettes. To be effec-
tive, the rule must necessarily apply
to bringing lighted tobacco into or
through University Buildings -in-
cluding such lighting just previous to
going outdoors. Within the last few
years a serious fire was started at the
exit from the Pharmacology Building
by the throwing of a still lighted
match into refuse waiting removal at
the doorway. If the rule is to be en-
forced at all its enforcement must be-
gin at the building entrance. Further,
it is impossible that the rule should
be enforced with one class of persons
if another class of persons disregards
it. It is a disagreeable and thankless
task to enforce' any rule. This rule
against the use of tobacco within the
less and difficult of all, unless it has
the willing support of everyone con-
cerned. An appeal is made to all
persons using the University build-
buildings is perhaps the most thank-
ings -- staff members, students and
others - to contribute individual co-
operation to this effort to protect
University buildings against fires.
Notice to all Members of the Uni-
versity: The following is an extract
of a By-Law of the Regents (Chap-
ter III-Z, Sections 8 and 9) which
has been in effect since September,
"It will hereafter be regarded as
contrary to University policy for any
one to have in his or her possession
any key to University buildings or
parts of buildings if such key is not
stamped as provided (i.e. by the
Buildings and Grounds department).
If such unauthorized keys are found
the case shall be referred to the Dean
or the proper head of the University
division involved for his action in
accordance with this principle. Any
watchman or other proper represen-
tative of the Buildings and Grounds
Department, or any Dean, department
head, or other proper University offi-
cial shall have the right to inspect
keys believed to open University
buildings, at any reasonable time or
" . ..For any individual to order,
have made, or permit to be ordered
or made, any duplicate of his or her
University key, through unauthorized.
channels, must be regarded as a spe-
cial and willful disregard of the safety
of University property."
These regulations are called to the
attention of all concerned, for their'
information and guidance. Any per-
son having any key or keys to Uni-
versity buildings, doors, or other locks,
contrary to the provisions recited
above, should promptly surrender
the same to the Key Clerk at the
office of the Superintendent of Build-
ings and Grounds.
Shirley W. Smith.
Faculty, College of Engineering:
There will be a meeting of the faculty
of this College on Thursday, March
12, at 4:15 p.m., in Room 348 West
Engineering Building. Special order
-Recommendations of the Commit-
tee on Coordination and Teaching
relative to change in the nontechnical
electives and rearrangement of cur-
Students of the College of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts: A meet-
ing will be held on Tuesday, March
10, 4:15 p.m., Room 1025 Angell Hall,
for students in the College of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts and others
interested in future work in Law. The
meeting will be addressed by Dean
Henry M. Bates of the Law School.
This will be the first meeting of the
vocational series designed to give in-
formation concerning the nature of
and preparation for the various pro-
fessions. The second meeting, to be
addressed by Dr. R. W. Bunting of
the School of Dentistry, will be held
on Thursday, March 12.
' School of Education, Changes of
Elections: No course may be elected
for credit after Saturday, March 7.
Students enrolled in this school must
report all changes of elections at the
Registrar's Office, Room 4, Universi-
ty Hall. This includes any change
of sections or instructors.
Membership in a class does not
cease nor begin until all changes have
thus officially been registered Ar-
rangements made with the instruct-
ors are not official changes.
cnd to successful applicants is an
order on the University covering the
full semester fees. Application forms
may be secured at the Graduate
School office, 1006 Angell Hall. Forms
should be in the office by March 18.
The Graduate School.
Choral Union Members: Copies of
"Caractacus" and tickets for the
"Spalding" and "Thomas" concerts
will be given out to members in good
standing Monday, March 9, between
the hours of 9 to 12, and 1 to 4 at the
Recorder's Office, School of Music
Building. Those whose attendance
records are not clear, or who have
failed to return their "Messiah"
copies, will not be given tickets, nor
will tickets be given out after the
hours specified above.
Attention Patrons of the Art Cine-
ma League: There will be an extra
showing of "Crime and Punishment"
Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Tickets for
this show will be put on sale at 10:00
p.m. There will be no reserved seats.
A cademic Notices
Philosophy 31: A make-up final ex-
amination will be held on Monday,
March 9, at 3 o'clock, Room 201 South
Make-up examination in English
143 will be given Monday, March 9,
3 p.m., 3217 Angell Hall.
Political Science 1: Make-up ex-
amination Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m.,
Room 2029 A.H.
Chemistry Lecture: Professor J. H.
Mathews, of the chemistry depart-
ment of the University of Wisconsin,
will lecture on "The Use of Scientific
Methods in the Identification of the
Criminal" on Monday, March 9, 4:00
p.m., in Natural Science Auditorium.
The lecture is under the auspices of
the University and the local section
of the American Chemical Society.
The public is cordially invited.
Faculty Concert: Wassily Besekir-
sky, violinist, and Joseph Brinkman,
pianist, of the faculty of the Universi-
ty School of Music, will provide a
program of Sonatas Sunday after-
noon, March 8, at 4:15 o'clock, in
Hill Auditorium, to which the general
public, with the exception of small
children, is invited without admission
charge. The public is requested, how-
ever, to be seated on time as the
doors will be closed during numbers.
The program is as follows:
Sonata in B-flat (Kochel No. 378)
.-...- - ...-.- - - .M ozart
Sonata in G major, Op. 78 . .Brahms
Vivace ma non troppo
Allegro molto moderato
El Poema. de Una Sanluquena
Ante el espejo
La cancion del lunar
El rosario en la iglesia
Eventis Of Today
Hillel Foundation: There will be a
Purim Party at the Hillel Foundation
at 8 p.m. Sponsored by Hillel in co-
operation with the Hillel Indepen-
dents. Entertainment and refresh-
ments. All Jewish students are cor-
dially invited to attend.
Alpha Gamma Sigma meeting for
all members and pledges Monday,
March 9, at the League, 7:30 p.m.
Genesee Club meeting in the Union
on Sunday, March 8, 4:30 p.m.
The Monday Evening Drama See-,
tio'n of the Facuity Women's Club
will meet Monday evening, 7:45 p.m.,
March 9, at the home of Mrs. John
fLeete, 1514 Granger Ave.
Bridge Group of the Michigan
Dames meets at 8 o'clock Tuesday
evening, March 10, Michigan League.
All those who wish to come and have
not been notified either by card or
phone or have not signed the slip
which was passed, please call Mrs.
W. L. Hindman by Monday noon.
Stalker Hall, Sunday:
12 noon, Class on "Developing
Christian Personality" led by Dr.
BIessie Kanouse. 6 p.m., Wesleyan
Guild. Mr. L. LaVerne Finch will
speak on "Faith." 7 p.m., Fellowship
Hour and supper.
All Methodist students and their
friends are cordially invited to attend
each of the above meetings.
First BaIvtist Church, Sunday:
10:45 a.m., Sermon by Mr. Sayles
on "What is a Christian?" 9:30, The
Church School meets. 9:45, Dr. Wa-
terman's class at Guild House. 12:00,
Students at Guild House. Discuss.
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the uiletin bi eonstrucI% ii ;l.I,,-e to 'ni members of the
ftlversity. Copy received at tu olm l' or t -e Asi1tant to the President
vktil 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Sat~urday.