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those who are protesting French rule. This makes
one wonder just what France's reasons for occu-
pation really are. Is France acting in the interests
of Christianity in the same manner that Italy is
acting in the interests of civilizing the poor Ethi-
As Others See It

The Wicked Rich

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The Case Of

General Hagood.

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T HE DISMISSAL of General Hag-
ood from his duties is hardly a
case where "political pressure- was brought to bear
upon an army officer for merely expressing an
opinion. General Hagood did more than ex-
press an opinion. His testimony was utterly un-
becoming any army officer be he general or ser-
geant because it was unsolicited.
It has been claimed that the general's right of
free speech was abridged. However, when a
sergeant talks back to his lieutenant or a captain
to his superior, and especially when such utter-
ances are not called for, it is not considered
an abridgement of free speech. The statements
of General Hagood were hardly in accordance
with terms of military discipline.
No one would condone the dismissal if General
Hagood had been asked for his opinions upon
the situations of which he spoke. However, the
general was called before the committee to give
information on the needs of the army posts. He
took the opportunity to express his ideas aboutI
conditions far remote from his duties and about
which he was not asked to comment.
For any enterprise or undertaking to be suc-
cessful it is necessary for its directors and policy
determining officers to be in agreement.- This
principle holds true for government and for the
army. Whether in sympathy with General Hagood
or not, it must be admitted 'that his remarks
hardly appear to be in accordance with either the
customary~military discipline or inĀ° accordance
with good taste.
Despite the fact that the general saw flagrant
abuses in the PWA and WPA he should at least
have kept quiet until called upon for his opin-
ion. If every officer in the army were allowed to
state his opinion on any subject, we would not
have oiie army but many armies all composed of
one inan. The sole reason for discipline in the
army and for various orders of rank is not to have
someone to salute but to have the organization and
solidarity necessary if the military is to fulfill its
French Rule
In Syria .
NTERESTING are the news reports{
that come from Damascus, in
French Syria. A general strike has been going on
for 40 days now against the rule of the French
Newspaper dispatches during the last week have
told of the terrible conditions in Damascus, and
of the military rule in the city, not more than
two people being permitted to gather in the streets
at a time. The economic conditions of the country
are reported to be in dire straits. Poverty is every-
where: merchants are on strike, because they
would rather keep their shops closed than open
them to do business with people who cannot pay
for anything. Heavy taxes are prevalent through-
out the country and high tariffs have been levied
on all goods coming into the country, with the
exception of French products. The government
budget is allegedly too high for such a small nation
to support, and political injustices are also charged.
While the Syrian situation is not necessarily one
over which hands should be wrung, it bears some
significance to the policy of present-day imperial-
ism. Tmvnn,. l or. to 'fs. af .t r 1a in a _ tr

(From The Daily O'Cliegian)
ONE of the finest compliments ever paid to A.
and M. college was given by the late Will Rogers
after a campus visit six years ago during the height
of his popularity. Appearing in the humorist's
syndicated column the next day was the following
statement: "Played this morning at the best agri-
cultural school in America, Oklahoma Agricultural
and Mechanical college. Her cattle wins all the
shows; and their boys win all the judging contests. I
It's not a racoon coat college. Yours, Will."
Such a simple statement is, very obviously, a
compliment. Any school could justly be proud to
have such an internationally known personality as
was Rogers make such a statement concerning it.
It is the homely, simple philosophy of the state-
ment that is its outstanding feature.
Consistently since Will's appearance here, the
college has lived up to all three of the character-
istics he outlined. The cattle still wins all the'
honors, as only a casual glance at the records will
indicate; 'their' boys are still listed among the
champion judges, and many are the qualities of
all - A. and M. is NOT a racoon coat college.
In the comic strip, "Bringing Up Father," there
sometimes appears a character known as Jiggs.'
son. He always is pictured as home from college
on a visit. Invariably, the boy is dressed in a huge
racoon coat. It is representation of him as a college
student. The character appears to us of the mid-
dlewestern educational arrangements as silly, ex-1
aggerated, and overdrawn in the matter of the
accurate portrayal of the college student.
The racoon coat college referred to by Rogers
was the type where the sons of rich men go, to
squander four, five, or six years of their lives, and
the fortunes of their parents in merely 'going to
school.' During that period, they learn nothing
worth while. Of course, we are talking about the
average. There are always outstanding students,
their intellects kindled with ambition's flame, who
make good wherever they are. But they are not
the racoon coats.
Because A. and M. is what it is, and apt to
remain so, it can never be classed with the wasters.
Students come here for an education, to prepare
themselves to make a living, or to take their pre-
professional work.
The stock judges and the winning cattle have
made the college the only school of it kind. The
kind where boys and girls who want to learn may
go, where they may attend classes and social func-
tions dressed in the regular 'Oklahoma' style, with-r
out having to indulge in the useless squandor of a
racoon coat. - W.R.J.
Brotherhood By Reting
(From the Alabama Crimson-Wite)
NOT REQUIRED as a prerequisite to initiation
into any college fraternity, the long-used peri-
od of torment known as "Hell Week" has long
existed as an "indispensible" custom carried on by
fraternity undergraduate chapters.
The National Interfraternity Council recently
outlawed "Hell Week" and urged the abandonment
of it by chapters of all national fraternities.
The University of North Carolina, which appears'
to be setting the modern student trend in a great
many instances, recently abolished "Hell Week"
by a vote of the student council.
Dean Lancaster presents the administrative
point of view on the matter in today's Crimson-
White. College professors have been lenient with
freshmen "going through Hell Week," but any one,
of them will say that the student's record is seri-
ously impaired by his lack of preparation and
attention in class.
As Dean Lancaster points out, it is right for
freshmen to be impressed with customs and tra-
ditions, and it is right for them to be deferent to1
upperclassmen. To be sure, freshmen are impressed
with custom and tradition during "Hell Week,"
but the manner in which it is done outwardly con-
cedes that the intelligence of fraternity pledges
is pretty low,
One argument offered as support to "Hell Week"
is that once a man passes through it, he feels that
he has made some material gain - that he now
possesses something that only a select few can
have. But if fraternities actually stand for all that
they profess to, then the formal initiation cere-
mony itself should be sufficient to make a man
proud of his achievement.
Fraternal Sadism

(From the Cornell Daily Sun)
THE SOCIOLOGIST seeking examples of cul-
tural lag in our modern colleges finds the
college fraternity a fertile field. Initiation prac-
tices and ritual are still carried out according
to time-honored procedure, merely because the
Greeks still derive internal satisfaction from
the old maxim of "An eye for an eye" and insist
that others suffer as they once did. The physical
ritual is often as disgusting and distasteful to the
brothers as to the neophyte and yet, each year
a few Cornell fraternities go through the same
old procedure.
We are not indulging in polemic against mere
physical initiations, but rather with the par-
ticular form that they take. Ever since the
University demanded that all initiations be held
indoors, the rituals have tended more and more
to include practices and stunts that merely dis-
gust both the initiates and their inquisitors and
make the proceedings extremely repulsive. A
common example of such practice, which is in-
cluded in the ritual of some few houses, is the
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The Conning Tower
(An Echo: Jan. 8, 1815),
Sir Edward Michael Pakenham,
And his most gracious lady,
Came sailing into New Orleans
With ten thousand foot and Royal Marines
To drive out the Yanks in their butternut jeans,
And rule there with his Lady.
Andy Jackson lay stretched on his bed-
For he was sick and ailing-
Old Hickory was sore beset,
His troops were geen and their noses wet.
They hadn't been properly blooded yet,
When the British came a-sailing.
Andy Jackson sprang from his bed
And whistled his whelps together:
Long-haired men from the Tennessee,
French cadets in their filigree,
Coffee's irregular cavalry,
And Kentucky men in leather.
Old Hickory rode down the line-
The fog hung low like a pall-+
Each lad lay prone in the woodsman's lore,
Until sudden a screaming rocket tore,
And the guns of the Fleet began to roar
As Cochrane opened the ball.
The Yankee gunners touched the match
And gave them ball for ball:
The long ships' guns of Dominique You,
Jean Lafitte and his pirate crew-
The heavens shook with their sulphurous spew,
By the Rodriquez canal.
A light wind whipped the fog to shreds
And the sun came tumbling out,
Like a field of red the British came
In their splendid coats of scarlet flame,
Jogging along like lads at a game-
On they came with a shout.I
Andy Jackson passed the word-
His voice was like musketfire:
"Hold your beads where the white belts cross!"
He watched the pulsing bayonets toss,
Grimly he reckoned the terrible loss ---
"Hold hard . . . hold hard ... now fire!"
"Fire!" and a sheet of orange flame
Leapt from the parapet,
The scarlet lines reeled under the stroke,
Forming up again in the stinking smoke,l
Came charging on, and again they broke-
The field la.y red and wet.
With swinging kilts the Scots came down
Across the bloodstained stubble:
The blasting grapeshot rutted their ranks,
The rifles tore at their quivering flanks,J
Still on they came on their hairy shanks-
Charging in at the double.
The buckskin boys lay cheek by jowl
And cut them down like grain:
The Royal Marines and the Pioneers,'
Wellington's veterans and Fusiliers,+
And the pious praying Highlanders-
They fell like the ripe, ripe grain.
Andy Jackson rode to town,
Back to New Orleans,
With his French cadets in their filigree,
With Coffee's dismounted cavalry,
The Dirty Shirts from the Tennesee,
And Kaintucks in their scalp-fringed jeans.
Sir Edward Michael Pakenham
Sailed off with his gracious Lady.:
He was coffined tight in a hogshead of rum,
His eyes were blind and his lips were dumb,
And his heart was as quiet as a bursted drum ...
God save his gracious Lady.
Teachers in forestry schools and colleges feel
that the CCC ought to be divorced from politics.
One of the things we learned in Washington is that.
states that have Republican governors and sen-

ators the personnel is preponderantly Republican;
and it is hard for a Republican to get a CCC job in
a Democratic state. The pines and the hem-
locks no longer murmur; this sort of political
bunk makes them screech.
It seems to us that all this talk about Commu-
nism and Fascism in the writers' project of the
WPA is so much boric eyewash. How much Com-
munism or Fascism can there be in a guide book.
Will there be distortion of facts? Or is there opin-
ion in a guide book, such as What is Worth See-
ing? What facts or what opinions that might be
contained in a New York guide book are there
which Mr. Samuel McCoy and Mr. Orrick Johns
do not see eye to eye?
Maybe Mr. Johns is not qualified to be editor of
a guide book; and maybe his views, as Mr. C. K.
Coleman, his affiliations impair his usefulness.
But he used to be a Conning Tower contrib, and
many years ago he wrote a poem we printed which
gave its name to a volume of verse of him. The'
poem was
They are unholy who are born
To love wild plum at night,
Who once have passed it on a road
Glimmering and white.
It is as though the darkness had
Speech of silver words,
Or as though a cloud of stars
Perched like ghostly birds.
They are unpitied from their birth
And homeless in men's sight

A Wa shington
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.--Senator
Arthur Vandenberg, were he not
well schooled in political vagaries,
might feel astonishment at the gen-
eral reception of his Lincoln day
At a time when his name increas-
ingly attracts attention as that of a
likely dark horse Republican presi-
dential nominee, the senator boldly
declared again that he was "not a
candidate for anything on earth." If
he read the papers next day, he ob-
served that statement generally in-
terpreted as an announcement of
his candidacy!
Which, no doubt, was quite what
the senator expected. He well knows
that the only way to run a dark
horse candidacy is not to be a can-
didate. So here is Not-a-candidate
Vandenberg, as his one-time editorial
colleagues see it, fully equipped with
a platform, a magnificent gesture to-
ward "anti-new deal" Jeffersonian
Democrats, pointing out a place for
them to go if they do "take a walk,"
even a self-designed label of "liberal-
constitutionalists" to adorn his Re-
publican foundations.
There is even a hint that Vanden-
berg has a sketchy outline of a cabi-
net slate, including a place or two
for Jeffersonian Democrats, already
in mind. That part of his speech got
chief Republican attention. It did
not sound very sweetly, it seems, in
the ears of Chairman Fletcher of the
Republican national committee nor
those of Representative Snell, Re-
publican house leader. Democratic
prospective walkers-out might take
note of that.
T[URNING to Is-he-a-candidate
Hoover, who added another chap-
ter that same day to his to-be-con-
tinued series of indictments of the
New Deal, it becomes increasingly
noticeable that Mr. Hoover has a dual
mission. In some respects it is most
noticeable in his Lincoln's birthday
For Mr. Hoover's purposes, natural-
ly enough, it would not be sufficient
to prove President Roosevelt all
wrong. He needs also to prove that
President Hoover was all right. The
"great fear" explanation Mr. Hoover
has patented for all that portion of
the depression following his defeat
makes it the Roosevelt depression to
Mr. Hoover, a distinct and separate
politico-economic circumstance.
'r HE day after the New Deal was
given life at the election of 1932
began the great fear," Mr. Hoover
said, to be lightened by a "gleam of
confidence" only when "supreme
court decisions crashed through New
Deal tyrannies.
. It is a bit confusing to follow that
theory too far. In 1932 the books
show 22,821,857 votes for Roosevelt
against 15,761,841 for Hoover. Two
years later, before the court dealt
with the New Deal, that was repeated
in an unprecedented congressional
sweep. What minority group, then,
had that "great fear" complex?

Publication In the Tullet ii I: cotruc 1ic e ant ice to al memubers of the
university. Copy received at the office of the Asistant, to the Presidont
untl 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on 6aturday.

VOL. XLVI No. 101
Faculty Meeting, College of Liera-
Cure, Science and Arts: The regular
March meeting of the faculty of the
College of Literature, Science and the
Arts, will be held in Room 1025 An-
gell Hall, Monday, March 2, begin-
ning at 4:10 o'clock.
Report of Executive Committee -
Report of Deans Conferences -
Consideration of Resolutions C, D,
and E, in the report of the Committee
on Degree Programs.
Consideration of the Slosson Res-
Faculty, School of Educatio'n: The
regular luncheon meeting of the
faculty will be held on Monday,
March 2, at 12 o'clock noon, Michi-
gan Union.
Student Loans: There will be a
meeting on Monday, March 2, at 1:30
p.m. in Room 2, University Hall. Stu-
dents who have already filed applica-
tions with the Office of the Dean of.
Students should call there at once to
make an appointment to meet the
J. A. Bursley.
The Angell Hall Observatory will be
open to the public from 7:30 to 10:00
on Saturday evening, Feb. 29, to ob-
serve the moon. Children must be
accompanied by adults.
Petitions to the Hopwood Commit-
tee should be in the hands of the com-
mittee by March 1.
R. W. Cowden, Director,
Hopwood Awards.
Chemistry Students who expect to
receive a degree in June and who are
desirous of obtaining employment are
requested to place their names on file
in Room 212, Chemistry laboratory.
Badminton: Women students wish-
ing to enter the intramural tourna-
ment between zones, dormitories and
sororities, are to sign up on the bul-
letin board in Barbour Gymnasium
before March 2. A medical certificate
for 1935-36 is necessary before com-
Badminton Tournaments: The
courts in Barbour Gymnasium are
available to players at the following
times: Wednesday, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.;
Fridays, 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.; Satur-
days! 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Players may arrange with Louise
Paine to play off rounds also during
the Monday practices 4:15 to 5:30
p.m. and Wednesday, 7:15 to 9:15
U. of M. Glider Club: All members
who have not turned in a second se-
mester schedule are requested to do
so immediately to Reeve Hastings,
Phone 3807, or Robert Auburn, phone
8452. Membership cards and pins
may be secured from Hastings.
Academic Notices
Hygiene 101: Lecture section will
meet in West Amphitheatre, West
Medical Building, instead of Natural
Science Auditorium.
Sociology 51 Make-Up: The only
final examination make-up will be
given Tuesday evening, March 10,
from 7 to 10 p.m., Room D, Haven
Sociology 141: Make-up examina-
tion in this course for, last semester
will be given Friday afternoon, Feb-
ruary 28. Students will please report
to Prof. A. E. Wood's office, 310 Haven
Hall at 2 o'clock.
Sociology 147 Make-Up: The only
final examination make-up will be

given Saturday afternoon, Feb. 29,
at 2:00; Room 307 Haven Hall.
Geology 11 Make-up Final Exam-
ination: The final examination will
be given Friday, March 6, 2:00 p.m.,
Room 3055 N.S.
History Make-Up Examinations:
The make-up examinations in all
history courses will be given Thurs-
day, March 5, from 3 to 6 p.m., in B
University Lecture: Earl Hanson,
Planning Consultant of the Natural
Resources Committee assigned to the
Puerto Rico Reconstruction Admin-
istration, will lecture on the subject,
"Puerto Rican Reconstruction Prob-
lems," Friday, Feb. 28, at 4:15 p.m.,
in the Natural Science Auditorium.
The public is cordially invited.
Events Of Today
Debate: The University of Indiana
will meet the University of Michigan
in debate, in Room 1025 Angell Hall,
8:00 p.m. The subject of the debate
is: "Resolved, That the United States
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tions in the enforcement of sanctions
provided for in the Covenant of the
League." No admission is charged,
and the public is invited to attend.
Alpha Nu, Debating Society: All
members and pledges of Alpha Nu
are requested to appear at Spedding's
Studio at 4:30 p.m. to have the or-
ganization picture taken. Dark suits
and white shirts are suggested, but
promptness is urged.
Theta Sigma Phi meeting at 3:15 in
the News Room of the Department of
Journalism. Important meeting. Will
all members bring letters, ritual, and
other property of the sorority with
Contemporary: Those who wish to
try out for the editorial staff should
report to Contemporary's office in the
Student Publications Building at 4:15
Esperanto: The class in Esperanto
will be held at 4:00, Room 1020 An-
gell Hall.
Assembly Ball Ticket Sellers: Mar-
garet Ann Ayers would like to meet
with every girl holding Assembly
Ball tickets at 4:15 in the lobby of
the League.
Chinese Students Club will hold its
first meeting for this semester at 8
p.m., Lane Hall. The purpose of this
meeting is to elect new officers and
to meet new students. Every Chinese
student is requested to attend.
Coming Events
Graduate Education Club meeting
on Monday, March 2, 4 p.m., in the
Elementary School Library. Dean
Edmonson, Drs. Woody and McClus-
ky will give informal reports on the
activities of the St. Louis meeting of
the National Education Association.
Graduate Outing' Club will have a
Splash Party at the Intramural
Building Saturday, Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m.
A group will meet at Lane Hall not
later than 7:15. There is a 15 cent
charge covering towel and locker
fee. The facilities for Deck Tennis
and other games will be available.
Lutheran Student Club: Prof. F. N.
Menefee, of the Engineering depart-
ment, will speak Sunday evening,
March 1, in the parish hall of Zion
Lutheran Church on E. Washington
Street on the subject "Inroads of
Communism in America." The pro-
gram will follow supper at 6.
Large Tech Squad
Arrives For Gaines
(Continued from Page 1)
Latimer. In case they tire, Tech will
have a capable reserve pair to rush
into the game.
Michigan will present the identical
line-up which they have used all
semester, with Captain Larry David
and Bob Simpson teaming up on
the defense to afford Goalie Shalek
the maximum of protection.
Victor Heyliger at center, Johnny
Fabello on right wing and Gib Janes
on left will complete the Wolverine
picture when referee Paddy Farrell
drops the opening puck at 8:30 p.m.
Jack Merrill will act as relief for
the forward line, and Lowrey will also
have Fritz Radford available for duty
in case of necessity.
Overflow crowds are anticipated
for both tonight's and Saturday's
contests, and all fans who want to
obtain seats are urged to arrive at
the Coliseum as soon after 8 p.m.
as possible.

Michigan Pos. Mich. Tech
Shalek G Campbell
David D Latimer
Simpson D Mullins
Heyliger C Pelto
James W Nekervis
Fabello W Hurley
Spares: Michigan: Merrill, Rad-
Michigan Tech: Stack, Abb, Mc-
Carthy, McClean.
Referee: Paddy Farrell.
Student Death Rate
Low, Report Shows
(Continued from Page 1)

Ten Years Ago
From The Daily Files
Of February 27, 1926

Ohie world's record was smashed,1
three others were tied and four car-
nival marks were broken as more1
than 700 athletes representing more7
than 70 universities, colleges and
prep schools competed in the ninth
annual Illinois indoor track relayI
carnival yesterday in the armory at
Chambaign. Michigan's four mile
relay team, composed of Reinke, Cal-
lahan, Jung, and Freyburg, captured
this event in the time of 18:16, in
what proved to be the most thrilling
race on the day's program.
Gen. Cesare Rossi declared in Nice,
France last night, that he would tell
the world the inside story of the rise
of Fascism in Italy, "created for a
good cause and then prostituted by
Mussolini," even though threatened
by bodily harm.
Prof. Oscar J. Campbell of the
English department and Joseph A.
Bursley, dean of students, will head
the University program to be broad-
cast at 9 p.m. March 2, over stations
WJR and WCX.
Dr. A. H. Reginald Buller of the
University of Manitoba will give af
University lecture at 4:15 p.m. tomor-
row afternoon in the Natural Sci-
ence Auditorium, speaking on mush-
rooms and toadstools. The formal
subject of Dr. Buller's lecture has
been announced as "Mushrooms and
Toadstools as Organs for the Produc-
tion and Liberation of Spores."
William T. "Big Bill" Tilden
brought victory to America's banner
last night by overwhelming Jean Bo-
rotra in two successive sets after the
American star had trailed his oppo-
nent for two hours in a gruelling

the Health Service during the past
six years has been 75 per cent, the
general staff has increased only 25
per cent.
"Our staff," Dr. Forsythe empha-
sizes, "is overworked, and facilities
are woefully circumscribed. Admin-
istrative health and medicine is rap-
idly becoming an interest of the newer
public health movement in the United
"The University Health Service is
an experiment in administrative
eaolth ov~nd mfirin A ArAmmio c,.Mff


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