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TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1936


western culture and domination tumbling over the
heads of its power mad imperialists.
As long as such concepts as Spengler expounded
retain a purely academic hue, they will continue
to be the source of wholesome "food for thought"
for the more intellectual of our population. Once
they color our practical attitudes and daily bus-
iness, inevitable decay has set in with no hope
of arresting its development.
Spengler was one of the greatest thinkers of
modern times but the widespread acceptance of
his philosophy will have to be reserved for the day
when mankind has attained a more perfect stage of

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At The League
ThI Morning...

T HIS MORNING the League of Na-
tions will meet to decide its action
against Italy. In the light of its action thus far,
whatever it may say or do seems of not much im-
The meeting seems to be destined for embarrass-
ment. Whether to allow Ethiopia to continue to
sit in the sessions with the Italian representative,
Baron Aloisi; whether the Baron will agree to such
arrangements; whether sanctions should be lifted
or continued - these are vital questions to be de-
cided today at Geneva.
The League of Nations seems to have been de-
stroyed. If they had intended to take any action
against Italy, they were prevented by the Rhine-
land crisis -- and perhaps more so by the conflict-
ing self-interests of the dominant member nations,
France and England.
Despite the failure of the League in the present
instance, and despite perhaps the destruction of the
present League, we have faith in the method of
international arbitration and the eventual substi-
tution of world-mindedness for chauvinism.
To believe that the elements of imperialism
which defeated the present League will ever be
legislated out of existence by any future world
mechanism is pure idealism. The movement to-
ward a recognition of equal rights of all nations for
market outlets and self-respect must originate
with the people within the dominant nations.
Upon an organization for sharing ppportunities, a
Lteague of Nations can continue to exist effectively.

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Daily. Anonymous contributions will be disregarded.
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as confidential upon request. Contributors are asked
to be brief, the editors reserving the right to condense
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and interest to the campus.
Professors And The New Deal
To the Editor:
Follow-'g closely The Daily's editorial policy, I
am of the opinion your staff is thoroughly Repub-
lican. Assuming you are may I add a few remarks
that should be in accord with your policy?
How do the professors stand on New Deal pol-
icies? Despite the connection of their number
with the administration "brain trust," many scores
of them have voiced criticism. The notable list
of names of the highest standing believe that New
Deal policies lack sound basis in economic theory.
The school of thought with which New Deal pro-
fessors are identified forms only a small minority.
Its doctrines do not find acceptance with the over-
whelming majority of the academic profession.
The use of the term "brain trust" in connection
with the activities of the administration has given
a false impression of the actual situation respect-
ing the attitude of the professors as a whole.
President Robert C. Clothier of Rutgers Uni-
versity told students that their first responsibility
was the defense of the Constitution against en-
croachment or usurpation. He said:
"Forces have been unleashed which threaten
the integrity of our American Constitution. In a
period of economic and social distress we have re-
laxed our vigilance in the hope that certain man-
euvers doubtless conceived in honesty of purpose,
would bring back employment and sufficiency to
our people.
"Certain of these experiments have violated the
principles set forth in our American tradition.
We need that type of social conscience which will
not blink at the facts, which will stand fast by the
principles of Americanism which we know to be
President William M. Lewis of Lafayette College
has said:
"Regimentation grows apace, as ridicule and
suspicion are heaped upon individualism. The
pioneers in the United States had not learned
the modern method of mortgaging the future for
today's luxuries with the assurance that a benign
government would care for them in future days,
and so they had real freedom -politically and
economically. If these pioneers were to return
today they would find it difficult to discover any
place. . . where one may escape the multitudinous
tentacles of autocracy. They would discover the
people have surrendered their political rights and
obligations to those who demanded it."''
According to President Glenn Frank of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin, "the centralization of power
has invariably ended in tyranny. Even when the
centralization has been effected with democratic
consent and designed to serve emergency ends,
centralized power has moved relentlessly in the
direction of self-perpetuation. And, once in-
trenched, with a presumption of permanence, cen-
tralized power has grown domineering. It has be-
come less rather than more concerned with the
common good. It has become the victim of whim
and caprice. And a revolt of the government has
proved the only road to progress.
Dean Wallace B. Donham of Harvard's business
administration school has this to say: "The Presi-
dent started with a sound concept of planning,
but both the job and the organization are so large
that much of what goes on in Washington is better
described as a combination of social theories, wish-
ful thinking and good resolutions little tempered by
hard-headed thinking."
Speaking of politic playing, Dean Howard Lee
McBain of Columbia says: "To my mind the most
serious of all charges that may be brought against
Roosevelt is that in the midst of a national crisis
giving him opportunities for reform never before
possessed by a President he has chosen for ,per-
sonal and party interests to play the usual game
of putrid party politics."
Professor Garfield Cox of the University of Chi-

cago says: "The four months drop in industrial
production which followed the introduction of the
NRA has been equalled only by the panic collapses
of '93 and 1907. The advance which followed the
Schechter decision against NRA is the broadest
and best sustained rise of recovery to date."
Ralph Robey of Columbia in a book entitled
Roosevelt Versus Recovery asserted that continued
support of the artificial structure built up under
the New Deal could lead only to national bank-
ruptcy. He said:
"If we are to prevent such a national disaster we
must turn back to the tenets of liberal capitalism.
If we are to prosper as a nation, we must restore the
requisites of a sound economic system. Our choice
is between fighting tuberculosis in its early stages
and fighting it after hemorrhages begin. It is a
choice between the New Deal and sound prosper-
Some of these statements may seem broad and
general. They are more than opinions. Naturally
each was more explicit in his statements but space

The conning Tower
Saturay, May 2
O THE OFFICE early. and so with H. Souvaine
and my boy to luncheon, and thence with
Anthony to see "Trial by Jury" and "H.M.S. Pina-
fore," and not well enough sung, either of them, to
suit my ear. And it irritated me when John Eaton,
as Captain Corcoran, called the moon "bright re-
gent of the heaven," and insisted on asking why
everything was "either at sixes or at seven." So
home to supper, and in the evening read a frolic-
some book of R. Connell's called "Playboy," and
to bed early.
Sunday, May 3
RETIMES UP, and J. Leopold the physician come
to see Timothy, and said that he had chicken
pox, so I and Anthony to the country, and when
we got there it come on to rain, and at it in-
cessantly, so taught him to play Anagrams. So he
to bed, and I to Isabel Brett's in Fairfield to dinner,
and so early home, and read "The Hurricane," nor
could put it down till I near had finished it; and
a good night to read it too, for albeit the moon
came cut about eleven o'clock, it soon rained with
great vigour.
Monday, May 4
OW MANY YEARS AGO, perhaps forty-five or
more, when the Cronin murder occurred in
Chicago, and the only thing that I remember about
it was the question "Where were you on the night of
May 4?" And this was in the Chicago language so
inextricably that when I saw Peter Dunne in Ber-
muda, I asked him that question, and he told
me a great deal about the Clan-na-Gael, and Dr.
Cronin. So up early enough, and cooked my own
breakfast of an orange, and some cornflakes, and
a raw egg, and some milk, and so to the village
and got the newspapers, and so back and did
some work, and so to the Hidden Door for lunch,
and thence for a ride to Southport, my boy being
eager to see George's boat, the Smith-Brown-
Jones, and sure enough, we saw it at anchor in the
harbour. So rode about the country, and so home,
and so for a walk to the center of Lyons Plains, and
called upon H. Mathieu, and there was nothing for
it but I must stay for supper, and my boy, too,
but he had his, and I had some spaghetti with
a fine meaty sauce, and so home by eight, and bade
my boy go to bed, but I went a few minutes later
before nine o'clock.
Tuesday, May 5
UP MIGHTY early and to the train, and read
about the Pulitzer awards, and there were
choices that I might not have made, yet it occurred
to me that there is too much criticism of the judges,
or counselors; or whatever the selectmen are called.
Now although in the course of a year, it is likely
that I see more plays than the selectmen do, and
read more books, I feel that I am far from com-
petent to pick the play or book of prose or verse
that should be chosen, according to the nov over-
elastic, now tbo restricted terms of the award com-
mittees. Yet I should have chosen "Idiot's Delight',
for the play, albeit the majority of the critics
voted for "Winterset." Lord, in my opinion, nor
do I add, "which is probably wrong, "Idiot's De-
light" is worth fifty "Wintersets." And I think if
there were a prize awarded by as many literary
reviewers as there are drama critics, there would be
violent disagreement in every branch of writing.
So to the city, and at my office all the morning, and
in the afternoon down town to talk about old taxes
on my old oaken income. So to take train to the
country, but forgot my ticket, so borrowed $5 from
Dan'l Nye and so home.
Wednesday, May 6
P AT HALF PAST SIX, the smell of the coun-
try so fresh and sweet that I almost forgot
about. the snow and ice of yesterwinter. So up,
and to the 7:38, and to the city, and so to my office,
and read that B. Mussolini said that the war was
finished, many Ethiopians having been butchered
to make a Roman holiday. But as to the war being
finished, that is what everybody said on November
11, 1918. But peace, as now we know, hath her
allies no less renowned than war. New from Cali-
fornia is that Mr. Landon hath lost the Presi-
dential primary and from many a headline it seems
that the Democratic primary was nought, but the
Roosevelt vote seemed to be large. But as to the
defeat of Mr. Landon in California, I would not
invade the privacy of anybody to say that the de,

feat may not have been wholly Landon's. So way
on semi-literary business, and so home for supper,
and not alone neither, Mr. Ehrlich sharing same
with me. So early to bed.
Thursday, May 7
UP AT half past seven, and after breakfast to
the office and at work, but sad that J. Hughes
the type-setter is ill of a cold. So read Cyril Clem-
ens's biography of Petroleum V. Nasby, the pseu-
donym of David R. Locke. Now I had read some of
the writings of Nasby in a book that was on our
library table, called "Kings of the Platform and
Pulpit." But I recalled nothing but that he was
a humorous writer who wrote in the phonetic
manner of Artemus Ward and Josh Billings, which
indeed he did. But he was a newspaper editor
and he founded the Mansfield, O., Herald; so I wish
that Mansfield's chief writer, Mr. Louis Bromfield,
would write a book about him; and he founded the
Findlay, O., Jeffersonian; so I wish that B. Ross
would write something about him, and I wonder
whether B. Ross assumes that name because Nasby
was descended from Betsy Ross. Also there are
stories of how much Lincoln enjoyed the Nasby
writings. And I was interested to read that he had
edited the New York Evening Mail from 1871 to
1879, and all my days, longer than his, on that
paper, nobody ever told me that he worked there.
But what everybody will recall is that he wrote the
widow Bedolt papers, and a play "The Widow Be-
dolt," in which Neill Burgess played. So at work
until four, and so home.
Friday, May 8
J P BY TIMES, and to the office of a warm day,
and most of the day there in the engrossing

ten by Bach for organ. The orches-~
tral version to be heard is the work
of Leopold Stokowski, whose Bach
transcriptions have been widely ac-
claimed for their remarkable bril-
liance and faithfulness to the spirit
of the composer. The toccata was
originally a piece intended to display
the virtuosity of the performer, but
in this instance Bach has invested it
with a seriousness entirely in keep-
ing with the spirit of the fugue which
follows it.
ARIA (Bach)-This Aria composes
the second movement of Bach's third
orchestral suite, in D Major. Al-
though originally written for strings
only, its lovely melody, in simple two-
part song style, has become familiar
as "Air for the G String," through
the transcription for violin solo by
August Wilhelmj.
This work is commonly known as
the "small" Fugue, to distinguish it
from Bach's other, "large" Fugue in
G Minor. Although relatively short
and diminutively proportioned, it
nevertheless evinces Bach's ability to
get the most out of a small amount of
material. In the beauty of the sub-
ject as well as in the simple skill
which it is developed, Bach is seen
at his best - a best which is enhanced
and complemented by Mr. Stokow-
ski's distinctive yet loyal transcrip-
A text attributed to J. C. Dietrich
(b.1712) formed the inspiration for
this chorale, which reflects much of
Bach's deeply religious and emotion-
al nature. Bach's attitude toward
death seems to be one of calm and
piously joyful resignation; he wel-
comes it as a sweet release from the
pain and weariness of this life.
PASSACAGLIA (Bach)-The term
"passacaglia" is applied to a set of
polyphonic variations constructed up-
on a ground bass, usually in a min-
or key. This Passacaglia in C Minor
by Bach is built upon a solemn and
majestic theme, usually found in the
bass. In the course of the various
treatments of the theme the full re-
sources of the modern orchestra are
utilized by Mr. Stokowski in a way
which causes the organ, by compari-
son, to appear feeble and inarticulate.
SINGER (Wagner)-Die Meistersing-
er, Wagner's only comedy, is probably
the composer's most popular work
and at the same time his most won-
derfully constructed score. The Pre-
lude is an epitome of the work as a
whole, indicating and developing,
through the presentation. and intri-
cate combination of the various
themes, all the elements of the drama
-the pompous nobility of the meist-
ersingers, their proud pedantry, the
love of Eva and Walther. Technical-
ly it is one of the most intricate
scores in existence, and yet this com-
plexness is lost in the spirit of simple
yet beautiful truth which prevails.
(Wagner)-In this prelude Wagner
likewise endeavors to present the
main feature of the drama-in this
case the apparition of the wonder-
workin-Holy Grail, which is borne
earthward from on high by a host of
angels and then returned to celestial
heights. The illusion of the angelic
descent and ascent is conveyed by
the development, through a long cres-
cendo and subsequent decrescendo, of
the Grail motive from the opera itself.
UND ISOLDE (Wagner) -This tran-
scription and arrangement by Mr.
Stokowski consists of music taken
from the second act of the music
drama. In this act Tristan and
Isolde, consumed with the passion
which draws them together in the
moonlight garden heedless to the wise
Brangane's warnings, unite in the
most deeply impassioned love duet in
all music. In the music are expressed
all the lovers' longings - longings for
each other, and longings for death,
through which they can escape from
the torturous day of reality into the




day, May 14, at 4:15 p.m., in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. An-
nouncement of the Henry Russel
Award for 1935-36 will be made at
this time. Students, members of the
faculty, and the general public are
May Festival Programs. The pro-
grams for the May Festival concerts,
subject to any necessary changes, are
annoiunced as follows:
..Wednesday evening, 8:30. Phila-
delphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski,
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Fugue in G Minor
Come, Sweet Death
Passacaglia ... . .............Bach
Prelude to "The Mastersingers"
Prelude to "Lohengrin"
"Trist an and Isolda" Love Music
Thursday evening, 8:30. Philadel-
phia Orchestra. University Choral
Union, Earl V. Moore, conductor. So-
loists: Jeannette Vreeland,. soprano;
Paul Althouse, tenor; Keith Falkner,
baritone, Julius Huehn, bass; Palmer
Christian, organist. "Caractacus," a
dramatic cantata by Elgar.
Friday afternoon, 2:30. Phildelphia
Orchestra, Young People's Festival
Chorus. Harold Bauer, pianist. Saul
Caston and Earl V. Moore, conductors.
Overture to "Russan and Ludmilla
"Children at Bethlehem;'.....Pierne
Concerto No. 5 in E flat for
Piano and Orchestra ...Beethoven
Harold Bauer
Friday evening, 8:30. The Phila-
delphia Orchestra. Lily Pons, so-
prano.. Charles O'Connell and Saul
Caston, conductors.
Oveture to "Marriage of Figaro"'
- Mozart
Arias from "Magic Flute" . . .Mozart
"Pamina's Air"
"Queen of the Night"
Lily Pons
Symphony No. 1 in C. Major, Op. 21
- Beethoven
Canope ...................Debussy
Minstrels .................. Debussy
Aria, "Bell Song" from "Lakme"
Miss Pons
Chorale and Fugue. ...... Zemachsen
Saturday afternoon, 2:30. Phila-
delphia Orchestra. Efrem Zimbalist,
violinist. Leopold Stokowski, con-
Symphony No. 1 in C minor . .Brahms
Concerto in D minor for Violin
and Orchestra ............Sibelius
The Bird of Fire........ Stravinsky
The Fire Bird and Her Dance
Dance of the Piincesses
Kastchei's Infernal Dance
Saturday evening, 8:30. Philadel-
phia Orchestra; University Choral
Union, Earl V. Moore, conductor.
Soloists: Jeanette Vreeland, Rose
Bampton, Giovanni Martinelli, Keith
Falkner, and Palmer Christian. The
'Manzoni Requiem" for soli, chorus,
orchestra and organ, by Verdi.
Tickets on sale at the School of
Music office, Maynard Street. Begin-
ning Wednesday morning May 13,
the Box office will be moved to Hill
Events Of Today
The Mathematical Club will meet
today at 8 p.m. in Room 3201 Angell
Hall. The following papers will be
presented: "Combined Expansions of
Products of Symmetric Powers Sums
and of Sums of Symmetric Power
Products with Application to Samp-
ling" by Paul S. Dwyer, and "The
Interrelations of the Fundamental
Solutions of the Hypergeometric
Equation" by Lyle E. Mehlenbacher.
Botanical Journal Club meets to-
day at 7:30 p.m., in Room 1139 N.S.
Papers on systematic botany and
ecology will be reviewed by Fred Her-

mann, C. L. Lundell, Elzada Clover,l
Carl Grassl, Mary Wharton and Wil-
liam Atkinson. Dr. Ehlers in charge.
Anyone interested is welcome. Re-
Physical Education Club: Assembly
at W. A. Building at 9 a.m. All men
and women majoring in Physical Ed-
ucation are expected to attend.
Hiawatha Club: There will be a
short, special business meeting for all
regular members of this organization
at 8 p.m. at the Michigan Union.
All members are urgently request-
ed to attend inasmuch as several im-
portant matters including the elec-
tion of officers demand their atten-

(Continued from Page 2)
Program Notes(;cology 12: There will not be a
FIRST CONCERT, WEDNESDAY, fthl i t)ip this week. Date of trips
MAY 13, AT 8:30 P.M. will be announced later.
Leopold Stokowski, Conductor
By WILLIAM J. LICTENWANGER I Ienry Russel Lecture: Dr. John G.
TOCCATA AND FUGUE IN D.Wi ,ter, professor of the Latin Lan-
MINOR (Bach) -Like the G Minor guages and Literature, Henry Russel
Fugue and the Passacaglia which ap- Lec t'urer for 1935-36, will speak on
pear on this same programn, the Toc- the subject "Papyrology: Its Con-
cata and Fugue in D Minor was writ- ti ibutions and Problems" on Thurs-

Phi Lambda Upsilon: The annial
meeting for the election of officers
for the coming year will be held to-
night in Room 300, Chem. Bldg. It
is imperative that all members, par-
ticularly the new members, be pres-
ent. Time, 7:15 p.m. Refreshments.
All freshman women will meet in
the ballroom of the League at 4 p.r.
today. At this meeting plans for
the Frosh Pageant will be explained.
Tryouts for both dancing and speak-
ing parts will be held afterwards.
Tau Beta Pi: There will be a regular
dinner meeting at Barton Hills Coun-
try Club at 6:30 p.m. A bus will leave
the Arch at 6:15 p.m. sharp,
A.I.E.E. There will be an important
meeting of the Banquet Committee at
5 p.m. in Room 273.
Alpha Nu of Kappa Phi Sigma will
meet today at 7:30 p.m. for an
important business meeting. All
members must be present or present
a satisfactory excuse to one of the
Several amendments to the consti-
tution will be presented at this meet-
ing and will be voted on. These
amendments deal with certain
changes in the policy of the organiza-
tion and so it is imperative that all
members be present to discuss these
The members of Alpha Nu are also
asked to remember that there will
be a debate between our society and
Sigma Rho Tau at 4 p.m., Thursday
afternoon, on the Stump near the
Engineering Arch. All members are
urged to be present at this debate
The Bibliophiles of the Womens
Faculty Club will meet this afternoon
at the home of Mrs. C. C. Meloche,
3060 Dover Rd., at 2:30 p.m.
Christian Science Organizaion:
There will be a meeting of this or-
ganization at 8 p.m. in the Chapel
League Building. Students, alumni
and faculty members are cordially
invited to attend.
Coming Events
Pi Lambda Theta Meeting: There
will be a visit to the University Botan-
ical Gardens for all Pi Lambda Thet-
ans, Wednesday, May 13. Meet at the
U.E.S. entrance at 4:30 p.m. Will be
back by 6 p.m. For transportation
call Marguerite Hall, 2-3491.
Chemistry Coloquium will meet
Wednesday, May 13, at 4 p.m. in
Room 303 Chemistry Bldg. .jr. F. Y.
Wiselogle will speak on "Dissociation
of Penta-aryl Ethanes."
Mimes of the Michigan Union will
hold their annual spring outing, Wed-
nesday, May 13. Meet at the Zeta Psi
house at 3 p.m. Transportation will be
provided. All members are urged to
attend. Bring hiking equipment.
Interfraternity Council: The Ex-
ecutive Committee will meet on Mon-
day, May 18 at 4 p.m. All petitions
for nomination for the position of
President of the Interfraternity
Council and for appointment to the
position of Secretary-Treasurer, as
per Article V, Sections 2, 3, and 4 of
the Constitutions, must be handed to
the Secretary-Treasurer before 4 p.m.
on Monday, May 18. It is required
that such petitions be typewritten in
four copies. Those men petitioning
must present themselves at the Ex-
ecutive Committee meeting which will
be held in the office of the Dean of
Students, for a personal interview
with the Committee.
The Interfraternity Council will
meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday eve-
ning, May 20, for the election of its
President and the student members of
the Executive Committee for the en-
suing year. This will be a closed

Special attention is called to the
provisions of the Constitution con-
cerning the student members of the
Executive Committee which read as
Article VI, Section 2. The Execu-
tive Committee shall consist of five
members of the student body, includ-
ing the President of the Council.
Article V, Section 5. The Council
shall be divided into five sections
numbered from one to five, each sec-
tion containing as nearly as possible
the same number of fraternities.
Each section shall have representa-
tion on the Executive Committee,
either through the President or
through a committeeman elected by
and from its own membership.
The five sections into which the
Council is divided as provided for in
Article V, Section 5, are as follows:
Section 1. Acacia, Alpha Sigma
Phi, Hermitage, Phi Sigma Kappa, Pi
Kappa Alpha, Sigma Phi, Theta
Delta Chi, Triangle.
Section I. Alpha Delta Phi, Kappa
Nu, Kappa Sigma, Theta Chi, Theta
Xi, Trigon.
Section III. Chi Phi, Chi Psi, Delta
Tau Delta, Kappa Delta Tho, Phi

Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the
WIaveridty. Copy received at the otflce of the Assistant to the President
eti 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.


Will An Era Pass
With Spengler?. .

O SWALD SPENGLER, gloomy pro-
phet of occidental decline, is dead.
And with him, it is hoped, the bitter pessimism and
sense of futility and defeatism which pervaded the
atmosphere of the western world of post-war times
has gone.
A great man, Spengler had the rare ability to
project himself into time and space and to view
all civilizations with the attitude of one who stands
alone "on the outside looking in." He seemed in-
tiiitively to sense the immutable laws of time and
decay which give no quarter to any one race or
culture. We might remark that he approached
almost divine intelligence in this respect.
But such philosophies and concepts as he dealt
with are not for the consumption of the ordinary
white man. Laden as his ideas were with the truth
and the wisdom of genius, they nevertheless tended
to destroy western civilization's normal instincts of
superiority and race survival and to sap from it
those qualities, good and bad, which have main-
tained the white man's domination to this day.
Spengler foresaw the day when the colored
peoples of the earth would become aware of the
great potential strength with which they are en-
dowed and would successfully smash the ancient
domination of their fair-skinned brothers. Such
a turn of events is undoubtedly possessed of all the
elements of probability; but to brood on such an
eventuality is no more or less than to place West-
ern society in the precise state of mind which
catalyzes its arrival.
However his writings seem to contain a subtle
lesson for the sovereigns of those nations who to-
day are embarking on a course of empire. He
seems to remind us that the delicate balance of

blissful, eternal Night of love



Ten Years Ago
From The Daily Files
May 12, 1926

I 0FFICERS and representatives of
campus organizations and two
control boards for next year will be
determined today when more than
4,000 students of the University, who
have registered for the purpose cast
their ballots in the annual spring
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