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The Control
Of Athletics..**
HE CONDITIONS which prompted
T the action of the Western Confer-
ence against the University of Wisconsin are not
confined to that institution. In lesser degree they
are almost universally present, and- continue to
undermine collegiate athletics.
The future of collegiate football requires that
authority under which it is to be conducted be
vested in a responsible body, whose interests may
be identical with the best interests of the univer-
sity. Faculty committees may be identified with
the best interests of the university, and they
have been universally regarded as ideal for the
administration of that control.
As soon as authority passes beyond this group
to an outside group, as it did in Wisconsin, colle-
giate athletics are presumably being conducted
with some other interests in mind than those of the
university. In many universities, alumni have
assumed the power of contro in varying degrees.
Alumni in most cases are concerned with winning
games, with the prestige that is attached to having
a vicarious association with an institution which
produces championship teams; their interests are
rarely those ideals of competition which we hold
as best suited for universities. Moreover, alumni
are in a position to aid universities by garnering
promising high school students an indirect means
of subsidization for varsity athletes, and their
practices, although perhaps legal enough, tend
very frequently to give a professional- tinge to in-
tercollegiate athletics.
In order for football to remain on a plane of re-
spectability consistent with the aims of the college'
to which it is attached, not only authority, but
power for the control of athletics must not be al-
lowed to be taken from the hands of faculty com-
mittees by irresponsible, unofficial bodies.
Educators. .
ing this week in St. Louis, although
unusually liberal in their discussion of the treat-
ment of controversial problems, have been unani-
mous in their agreement that nothing could be
done about the unfortunatesituation.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch summarized their
statement of the true function of schools as fol-
lows: "The schools exist to spread knowledge and
to attempt to teach the pupils to think. When the
pupil finishes school he should have a 'disciplined'
mind which should be able to cope with the imme-
diate and every-day problems which surround and
bedevil him."
Moreover, if students are going to have to choose
between various social and economic attitudes, it
was pointed out, it would seem but wise that they
learn about them in the unbiased though not
necessarily neutral atmosphere of learning
Despite almost universal agreement that these
sentiments as embodied in their yearbook, would be
wasted if they were not applied, there seems little'
chance that they will be anything but wasted.
Prof. Herbert B. Bruner of Teachers' College, Co-
lumbia University, outlined a number of obstacles
in the way of liberal and unrestricted teaching of
the tr.uth. "Chief among these," he said, "were the
restrictive laws, as the teachers' loyalty oaths.

OME interesting facts are being un-
covered by the Senate Lobby Com-
mittee's investigation of the famous telegram epi-
sode which occurred last summer when the public
utilities bill was up before Congress.
Attempts are being made to thwart the com-
mittee in its attempt to discover just who was
responsible for the pseudo protests against utility
regulation. A court order was issued to prevent
the use of the telegrams as evidence in the hear-
ing. However, the injunction is only temporary,
and we hope that it will not be ordered permanent-
ly, for the Senate and the American people cer-
tainly have a right to know the facts of this case.
Silas H. Strawn, one of the individuals who se-
cured the injunction, protested that the committee
was using "unconstitutional and illegal" methods
when they used the telegrams as evidence. Cer-
tainly the corporations were not very considerate
of the rights of the individuals whose names they
placed on the telegrams which were sent to Con-
gress by the simple means of taking them out of
the telephone book.
Already it has been disclosed that one firm
spent $2,164 for telegrams, and that another spent
$5,600 in its campaign against the bill, which
covered the cost of sending 15,000 letters, 7,000
telegrams, and the petition to Congress.
Question has come up as to whether the use of
peoples' names on the alleged protests does not
constitute forgery. Certainly such a practice is
criminal in every other respect, if not in the finest
technical one.
Strawn maintains that his firm has nothing
to hide, but yet he vigorously wants the evidence
removed from the investigation. If the fake
telegrams were on the level, and we don't see how
they could be, the investigation will bring it out.
If not, then we deserve to know the details of the
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 communicants 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.
Heidelberg Anniversary
(The following was sent to The Daily
as a copy of a letter addressed to President
My dear President Ruthven:
If the New York Times does not erroneously
report, Michigan has accepted the invitation of
the officials of Heidelberg University to send dele-
gates to the June celebration of that institution.
I wish, therefore, to protest vigorously against
Michigan's recognition of and participation in
such a celebration, and trust that you will use
whatever influence and authority in the matter
you have to place my Alma Mater and one of
America's great seats of traditional freedom be-
side Birmingham University of England in its
courageous stand on this matter.
Surely, no graduate need call attention to the
present status of a once famous and humane in-
stitution. "The Studentenschaft or Student
League of each Germany university is an organi-
zation formed under Nazi auspices and controlled
by the government. Students must be members
of the league on pain of expulsion from the uni-
The sending of a delegate from Michigan at
such a time and under such hideous and unholy
circumstances as the Nazi regime in Germany pre-
sents before a world aghast at such cruelty, such a
crushing of human rights and freedom of citizenry
as daily characterize this government can mean
only one thing to liberty-loving Americans and
Englishmen: The University of Michigan ap-
proves of a Fascist State! The University of
Michigan would clasp academic hands with Hitler-
ian Dictatorships!
Keep Michigan from Heidelberg contamination
at all cost!
Very sincerely yours,
-Helen J. Davis, '19.
Porto Rican Situation

To the Editor:
Having read an article in the Michigan Daily,
which I supposed to be a resume of a talk by Mr.
Earl Hanson on the Porto Rican situation, I would
greatly appreciate it if you would find space for
this, my reply.
I boast no sociological knowledge, but as a resi-
dent of the country, and having always been in-
terested in its political background, I think that I
am in a position to make some amendments av.d
additions to Mr. Daniels' article. As far as ray
knowledge is concerned, I know not of an in-
creasing slum population in our cities, as sta-
tistics would prove that such slum districts as
there are now, have always existed. Porto Rico
differs in that in its laboring class there are two
social standards; one being clerks, government
employees, etc., the other being the day laborer.
This last group is of the lowest social level, andl
inhabiting the slum districts.
Politics is not a bread and butter struggle as it
appears to Mr. Hanson. The bitterness of the
struggle lies chiefly in the characteristic tempera-
mental qualities of Latin Americans, who see
blindly only one path and will not acknowledge
any good on the other political side. I agree with
Mr. Hanson when he says that a corrupt form of
government may be blamed for the political dis-
turbances. Porto Ricans gained from the Spanish
regents a lamb as a seal, symbolizing the quiet
nature of its citizens. The last of the Spanish col-
onies to show any marked protest against the
tyrannical ruling of Spanish kings, will vouch for
A norfni n snnr o]r fa n fin mf ln e n of-

The Conning Tower
(To these great men, and even to the Presi-
dent of the United States, all held in such high
esteem, may we not appeal for the choice word
and the measured phrase, spoken with malice
toward none and charity toward all?- Owen D.
Young, at Rollins College on the question of radio
The choice word and the measured phrase,
The speeches trippingly on the tongue,
Are begged for through the direful days
By Owen Young.
I, too, am Temperance's advocate;
I hate the hurling of the slime;
I loathe the lads who overstate
All of the time.
Yet -the Supreme Court bears me out-
It's constitutional to scoff,
And, when the statesmen yell and shout,
to turn 'em off.
Governor Lehman still thinks that the three
Assembleymen are obstructing the passage of anti-
crime laws The governor, paraphrasing the Judge
--and a good Judge, too -in "Trial by Jury,"
might sing:
And many a burglar they've restored
To his friends and his relations.
And speaking of that operetta, Mr. Owen Young
might have sung:
Now, politicians, hear my advice_
All kinds of vulgar prejudice
Aside should now be laid:
With the choice word and the measured phrase,
From bias free in a million ways,
These speeches must be made.
Last week [here was a story to the effect that
Drama Critics had requested managers to begin
performances at 8 o'clock. This would be ideal,
to our notion, but it may be impractical. What
the critics would probably consider Utopian is
to have curtains rise within five minutes of the
advertised time. Most performances announced
to begin at 8:30 don't ring up until 8:55. As to
printing the theater's address on tickets and ticket
envelopes in type as large as the name of the
theatre, we give up. We know when we are
(From the Wilkes-Bare Times-Leader)
Mr. Hays, director general of the film industries,
has refused to countenance the film version of
Lewis's novel, "It Can't Happen Here," as being
a careless use of matches among powder kegs.
Nothing he has done has been nearer right. Such
a prohibition is entirely well considered. We
have enough perils without fooling with explo-
sives and coaxing trouble by the vivid appeal which
this relation would set up among the inflam-
mable, aided and encouraged by the parlor pinks
and civil liberties horders that find it exciting to
meddle and tempt danger. A final decision has
been made to shelve the whole business. Mr.
Lewis will not starve. He has tucked away quite
a lot from his book and other acrid ones like
"Elmer Gantry." Besides, no author writing sub-
versive stuff should expect or ought to expect
that he may be allowed royalties at the expense
of the safety of a people or of any part of
that people. The book is dangerous, and the pic-
ture would be thousands of times worse, because
only a few read books, but millions see pictures.
It seems that the Hays office didn't tell Mr. Sid-
ney Howard that he could not have a production
of the film "It Can't Happen Here," but that
somebody may have told the producers that it
would be better not to show the film. What are
careful producers of the "Romeo and Juliet" film
going to do about "beauty's ensign yet crimson in
thy lips"? Is not that a truckling to the red flag,
as Al Smith has it, of Russia?
And is the New Deal to stand by and let pass

such obvious criticism as "We have seen better
I would evoke lost, lovely things
In Aprils that have gone before--
The ardors that forgotten springs
Laid at your door.
I would entreat them to return,
To lay their image on your eyes
Indelibly, that you might learn
Love never dies.
I would revive eachtdesperate word,
Each eloquent and tender plea,
That all your being might be stirred
To memory.
Anne Lloyd.
It seems to us that there has been a lot of silly
comment on the case of General Hagood, so here
is another drop in that bucket For one thing,
the order beginning "By direction of the President"
has been assailed as a high-handed proceeding of
Franklin Roosevelt. All such orders begin like
that. The President is commander in chief of
the army. As to "the travel directed is necessary
to the military service," it means that wherever
the recipient proceeds as a result of the order, he
will be paid the army's mileage rate for such
The story is that Geneial Hagood got petmis-
sion from the Chief of Staff to speak his mind
freely before the committee, and that that per-'
mission was directed by the Secretary of War. If
., . . . .. .. ... ... 1

A Washington
WASHINGTON, March 3. - An un-
usual episode marked final Sen-
ate action on the extended and ex-
panded neutrality resolution. Chair-
man Pittman of the foreign relations
committee was so stung by "insinua-
tions" on the senate floor that sin-
ister motives, not unconnected with
war trade profits, had moved a ma-
jority of his committee, that he read
the committee roll and added:
"There is not a member of that
committee who by environment, by
employment or by association is in
any way whatever connected with or
influenced by any of the great com-
mercial interests that made profits
out of the last war."
* * * *
WHAT is instantly detectable from
a reading of the committee roll,
however, is that two distinct schools
of peace thought are strongly repre-
sented. With such die-hard cham-
pions of American aloofness from
League of Nations activities as Borah
of Idaho and Johnson of California
sitting down with so equally out-
spoken an advocate of American en-
try into the League, even at this late
date, as Borah's colleague, Pope, to
frame peace measures, compromise
was the only foreseeable result. Nor
does that in any way detract from
Senator Pittman's further declaration
as to his committee:
"There is not a member of that
committee but is just as sincerely in
favor of peace as any other member
of the senate."
That the compromise arrived at
marked a long step in advance of
the original neutrality resolution, not
even those who voted against it on
the last show-down denied. It adds
American financing to those weap-
ons and implements of war already
banned for shipment of tranship-
ment to any belligerent. To the minds
of many senators, with memories of
the unpaid allied war debt to prompt
them and recollections of the pur-
poses for which the money was bor-
rowed, that of itself tends to close
the gate on extensive war trade in1
commodities useful for war purposes
although not classifiable as weapons
or implements of war.
SENATOR Borah said that the new;
neutrality measure "represented
what the members of the committee
who were present unanimously felt
was the best that could be done at
this season." He also said there
should be and "undoubtedly" would
be "more legislation.";
That the conflict of opinion be-]
tween advocates of the Nye-Clark
school, illustrated by the ramifying
explorations of the munitions' inves-
tigation, the Pope theory of intimate
cooperation with league efforts to;
suppress all wars and the Frazier et
al. school of extreme pacifism can
never be worked out may be doubt-
ful. That such permanent legislation;
could be passed before all house mem-
bers and a third of the senate are
called home for primary and electioni
campaigning purposes is not open to
much doubt.

VOL. XLVI No. 105
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 registered. Arrange-
ments made with the instructors are
not official changes.
Faculty Luncheon: Prof. Paul Til-
lich, formerly Professor of the Phil-
osophy of Religion at Frankfort, Ger-
many, will address a faculty luncheon
at the Michigan Union Thursday at
12:15 under the auspices of the Re-
ligious Education Committee. His
subject will be "The Religious Inter-
pretation of History." Any faculty
member desiring a reservation should
call campus exchange 303, before 10
o'clock Thursday morning.
E. W. Blakeman, Counselor in
Religious Education.
Marsh and Mandlebaui Scholar-
ships in the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: Applications
for these scholarships for the year
1936-37 may now be made on blanks
to be obtained at the office of the
Dean of the College. All blanks must
be returned to the same office on o-
before March 20. These schol a ships
may be held by those who are en-
rolled in the College of Literature.
Science, and the Arts only. The
Marsh Scholarships are available to
both men and women, the Mandle-
baum Scholarships may be awarded
to men only. For further information
consult the bulletin on Scholarships
and Fellowships which may be ob-
tained at the office of the Secretary
in University Hall.
Students, College of Literature, Sci-
ence and The Arts: No courses may
be elected for credit after the end of
the third week. Saturday Maich 7.
is therefore the last date on which
new elections may be approved. The
willingness of an individual instruc-
tor to admit a student later would not
affect the operation of this rule.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received announcement of United
States Civil Service Examinations for
Associate Research Physiologist, sal-
ary, $3,200; and for Flat-Bed Book-
keeping Machine Operator, salary,
For further information concern-
ing these examinations call at 201
Mason Hall, office hours, 9:00 to 12:00
and 2:00 to 4:00.
University Men: Men who have had
any experience in the modern dance
and who are interested in appearing
in the forthcoming dance recital
should report at Barbour Gymnasium
this evening at 7:30.
Contemporary: No luncheon meet-
ing today. Henceforth the lunch-
eons will be held every other week in-
stead of every week.
Contemporary: Manuscripts for the
third issue should be left in the Eng-
lish office, 3221 Angell Hall, as soon
as possible.
Crime and Punishment: The pros-
pect of capacity houses again forces
us to remind our patrons to order
their tickets early. The box office
will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00
p.m., on Thursday and from 10:00
a.m. - 8:30 p.m., on Friday and
Saturday. Phone 6300.

History Make-Up Examinations:
The make-up examinations in all his-
tory courses will be given Thursday,
March 5, from 3 to 6 p.m., in B Haven.
Music 41 Students: There will be a
make-up examination on Friday,
March 6, at 2:00, Room 315, Hill
Make-up examinations for German
1 and German 31 will be given Fiiday,
March 6, 3:00 p.m., Room 301 S.W.
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.
Library Science Special Lectures:
The first two of a series of special
lectures to be given this semester will
occur on Friday, March 6, at 4:00 p.m.
and on Saturday, March 7, at 10:00
a.m. in Room 110 in the General Li-
brary. Mr. J. Christian Bay, the Li-
brarian of the John Crerar Library
of Ohioac"-ii-- ..

medical students, medical students,
and all others interested are invited
to attend.
Mathemtical Lectures: The last
twvo lectures of Prof. E. Cech, of the
University of Brno, Czechoslovakia,
on the subject of Topology will be
given on Wednesday and Thursday,
March 4 and 5, at 3 p.m., in Room
3011 A.H.
Public Lecture: Dr. Paul Tillich,
formerly Professor of the Philosophy
of Religion at the University of
Fiankfort-am-Main, will speak on
"The Religious Situation in Ger-
many" in Natural Science Auditorium
on Thursday, March 5, at 4:15 p.m.
The public is invited to this lecture
which is under the auspices of the
Religious Education Committee.
Etchings, Lithographs and Dry
Points by American Print Makers in
Alumni Memorial Hall, March 4 thru
15, 2 to 5.
Fine Arts 192 and 204: Attention is
called to a small one-case exhibit of
art objects of the Classical age of
China. Museums Building, 4th floor.
Events Of Today
Chemistry Colloquium meets at 4
p.m., Room 303 Chemistry Building.
Prof. J. R. Bates will speak on "An
Elementary Approach to the Fluctua-
t10o1 of Density.''
(liegimcal and Metallurgical Engi-
neering Seminar: Mr. Richard H.
Rodrian will be the speaker at the
Seminar for graduate students in
Chemical and Metallurgical Engi-
neering at 4 o'clock in Room 3201 E.
Engineering Bldg. His subject will
be "Roasting of Sulfides."
Scabbard and Blade: Regular
meeting at 7:30 p.m., at the Union.
Room number posted.
A.S.C.E. Meeting, Room 302 Union
at 7:30 p.m. Our guest speaker will
be Dr. H. M. Kendall who will talk
on "Ethiopia." Immediately follow-
ing will be an important business
meeting including committee assign-
ments for the second semester.
Phi Sigma meeting at 7:30 p.m.,
Room 2116 N.S. Building. Wesley
Currans will speak on his travels anid
collecting fish in Brazil. Refresh-
Zeta Phi Eta: Important meeting
tonight at the League. For excused
absences call Janet Brackett, 21646.
Luncheon for Graduate Students
at 12 o'clock in the Russian Tea Room
of the Michigan League Building.
Prof. James K. Pollock, of the Politi-
cal Science Department, will speak
informally on "Government by Mer-
Esperanto: The class in Esperanto
will meet this week on Wednesday
and Friday at 4:00 in Room 1035,
Angell Hall. Members may attend
either one of the classes.
Stanley Chorus meets at the Union
tonight. First Sopranos and Altos
are requested to come at 7:15 and
second sopranos at 8:00. All mem-
bers are urged to be prompt.
Assembly BalI Ticket Sellers: There
will be a meeting at 4:15 at the
League. Central committee will con-
vene afterwards.
Harris Hall: 7:30 a.m., Holy Com-
rnunion in the Chapel. Saint An-
drew's Episcopal Church: 7:30 p.m.
Service of worship this evening in
the church. The Reverend Frederick
W. Leach is in charge of the service.
The address will present practical as-
pects of Christian living in the light
of today's needs and problems, es-

pecially as dealt with by The For-
ward Movement.
Sphinx: There will be a meeting of
Sphinx at noon today in the Union.
Sanford Ladd.
Coming Events
Zoology Sempinar: Mr. A. Sidney
Hyde will speak on "The Life History
and Ecology of Henslow's Sparrow,"
and Mr. Burton T. Ostenson on "The
Ecological Distribution of the Main-
inals of the Sandhills of Nebraska"
on Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.
Room 2116 N.S.
Observatory Journal Club will meet
in' the' Observatory lecture room
Thursday, March 5, 4:15 p.m. Dr.
H. D. Curtis will review some re-
cent papers on Nebulae. Tea will 41
served at 4:00 p.m.
University Oratorical Contest: The
first tryouts for this contest will be
held Friday, March 20, at 4 p.m. in
Room 4203 Angell Hall. Speeches will
be approximately 1850 words in
length on a subject of the speaker's
own choice. The contest is open to
all undergraduate students in the
University. Contestants are urged to
consult with Dr. Louis M. Eich in


Publication in the iulletln is construt ive lootic to all members of the
Vuiversity. Copy received at the orticc of the AssIstant to the President
untU 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.


Ten Years Ago
From The Daily Files
March 4, 1926


"Organotherapy" will be the sub-
ject of the lecture to be given by
Prof. Anton J. Carlson of the physi-
ological department of the University
of Chicago at 8 p.m. tonight in the
Natural Science Auditorium. The
speech will comprise the second of
a series of lectures which Alpha Ome-
ga Alpha, national honorary medical
society, is sponsoring.
The condition of Gen. John J.
Pershing, after two weeks treatment
by medical and dental specialists in
Walter Reed Hospital, tonight had
ret-rned to normal. He was in bet-
ter general health than he has en-
joyed for several years.
Tne charge of "piracy of the air" in
connection with Zenith Radio Cor-
poration's use of a wave length for its
Chicago station WJAZ without au-
thority of the Commerce department,
was aired before the Senate Inter-
State Commerce committee today by
Irving Herriot, attorney for the cor-
poration, and Stephen D. Davis, so-
licitor of the Commerce Department.
Representatives of both church and
theatre agreed last night that the re-
form movement for better plays with-
in the theatre was of vital interest to
both institutions, and could be best
brought about by cooperation be-
tween them.
"If the present system of self gov-
ernment was taken away and the
faculty placed in control, the ma-
jority of women students would not
know the difference," Miss Jean
Hamilton, dean of women, declared
in an interview recently, and added
that "the average girl who comes to
Michigan simply does not understand
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