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SPORTS EDITOR ........... .........IRVIN LISAGOR
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Be Goodfellows
While You May...
somepeople haven't sufficient food,
clothing and shelter to lead reasonably healthy,
happy and comfortable lives. With this premise
in ,mind, we conceived the notion of the Good-
fellow Daily. That was in 1915. When the de-
pression hit Ann Arbor, some charitably inclined
students saw the need for some sympathetic
charity than that provided by the Christmas
arties given by fraternities and sororities. The
only efforts besides these were the drives made
by various organizations like the Red Cross and
the Salvation Army. Because of the overlapping
of these drives the students and particularly
those organized in fraternities and sororities were
subjected to a sort of double taxation in the name
of charity.
To unify the charitable efforts of the student
body came the Goodfellow Fund with its objective
not only a merry Christmas but a whole year
made bearable for the needy in Ann Arbor. To
do this, the Daily agreed to allocate the money
it received from the Goodfellow sale of the Daily
to the Dean's Discretionary Fund, to aid needy
students; to the Family Welfare Bureau to re-
habilitate maladjusted families; and to the Uni-
versity Hospital, to provide reading material
and similar comforts to needy patients. Each of
these charitable efforts was characterized by
two things, first of all, aid was not given to
make Christmas Day brighter, but the whole
year. and second, the aid was administered by
sociologists or other professionals whose job it
was to administ'er aid to the needy in an efficient
but at the same time a sympathetic manner.
This same spirit will characterize the allocation of
the Goodfellow Fund this year.
When charity antagonizes the recipient and is
indulged in merely to provide the giver with a
sense of superiority and rosy benevolence it is
not a virtue but a vice. The Goodfellow Fund
does not pander to this type of philanthropy.
The donor is not confronted by the needy student
who cannot afford to have glasses, the child who
must stay home from school for a lack of suitable
footwear, or the invalid whose life would be
brightened by a radio set. But we have tried to
make up for the impersonality of this drive by
showing to our readers the completely human
objectives that we are trying to attain in this
manner. Thus with a slight stretch of the
imagination you may forsee your contribution
creating happiness as real as that which can
be created by charity administered intelligently
and sympathetically.
Robert Weeks.

In Re Swans
A few years ago the trumpeter swan, one of the
great birds of the American sky, was on its way
to extinction. Its eight-foot spread of broad
white wings, gracefully stroking the air, was be-
coming rarer and rarer with each migration. The
musically resonant call, with its suggestion of the
French horn, seemed destined to pass from the
heavens, so difficult had destructive man made it
for the giant white bird to nest and breed in the
upper reaches of the Mississippi valley.
I, is good news, therefore, which the federal
bureau of biological survey releases when it re-
ports that an increase of thirteen in the trum-
peter swan population was noted in a recent
census. The figures show that there are now at
least 158 birds of this fine species in the United

(From the New York Herald-Tribune)
The Institute for Propaganda Analysis, Inc., a
hopeful and public-spirited venture with head-
quarters on Morningside Heights, has devoted
its second bulletin to an article on "How to De-
tect Propaganda." As the seven chief stigmata
of this hideous substance it lists: the name-call-
ing device; the use of "good" words and names;
the device of "transferring" or appropriating
the apparent authority of some respected institu-
tion or symbol to the support of the propagand-
ist's ends; the "testimonial" stratagem; the "plain
folks' device whereby propagandists "win our
confidence by appearing to be people like our-
selves"; stacking the cards against the truth,
and the "bandwagon" device, appealing to the
common desire to follow the crowd. Armed with
this little list, the citizen, adjusting his ears to his
radio program or his eyes to his daily newspaper,
may spot the damning signs as they turn up
and know himself to be the victim of a propa-
gandist when he thought he was just broadening
his mind.
How To Detect It
It .is beautifully simple. Is it, possibly, a bit
too simple? For example, suppose the citizen finds
that what he has in his hands is the second bul-
letin of the Institute for Propaganda Analysis, .
Inc., consists of ,an article on "How to Detect
Propaganda." Applying the first test, he will note
that "propaganda" is itself a word only less in-
vidious, if possible, than "communist"; and he
will check off "name calling." The bulletin as-
sumes, he will further note, that the antithesis of
being "fooled by propaganda" is to think "calm-
ly, dispassionately." These last are patently
"good" words, inserted for their subtle emotional
effect. Things already look pretty black, and
with eyes alert the reader passes on to the
third test. He will find something very sus-
picious about that Morningside Drive address;
is not this a sinuous "transference" of some of
the prestige of Columbia University to the pur-
poses of the institute? He may have doubts on
this test, until he turns the page and finds the
bulletin listing an "advisory board" of many emi-
nent and respected names-so clear a case of the
"testimonial" device as to damn on both counts.
In the very sentence explaining the "plain
folks" stratagem as a device to "win our confi-
dence by appearing to be people like ourselves"
the reader, now thoroughly on guard, will at once
spot the words "our" and "people like ourselves"
as a flagrant example of the actual trick being
explained; as well as sufficient to condemn on
the last or "bandwagon" count. Only one of the
seven tests-that for deliberate stacking of the
cards against the truth - fails to yield a posi-
tive reaction. But everybody knows that the
best propaganda is that which never departs from
truth. Does not this alone prove the bulletin
to be itself a piece of the most pernicious pos-
sible propaganda?
Must Analyze Every Concept
No. But it does suggest that before starting
to analyze propaganda more thought might well
go to analyzing the very concept of "propaganda"
itself. We suspect the fact would emerge that
"propaganda" is nothing whatever but a rather
emotional word for the way men have always
argued, disputed and played on words concern-
ing any subject which rouses strong emotions and
at the same time offers too little observational
data to permit of control by the techniques of
scientific logic. Unhappily, that includes most
subjects about which men really like to argue
today, which is the reason why there is so much
propaganda about.

iifeenr 6 e
Heywood Broun
STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 8.-"How did you
pass your birthday?" asked a representative of
the local press. "Noisily," I answered firmly. "Like
what?" persisted the young man, who was after
facts rather than opinions. "Well," I told him, "it
began at breakfast with a Hunting Ridge milk
"Naturally you will want the recipe. Take three
parts brandy, two parts Scotch, one part Italian
red' wine, add gin for taste
and then half an egg and a
heaping teaspoon of milk.
Shake and repeat. If you
want to you can put a little
nutmeg on top.
"Of course, in the old days
the whole thing was topped
off with a tumbler of ab-
sinthe, but I began leaving
that out on my forty-fifth
birthday when I adopted the slogan "Modera-
tion in all things'"
The inquiring reporter took out a pencil and
some paper and carefully copied the formula.
"And you have held to this reform for twenty
years?" he wanted to know.
"How old do you think I am?" He smiled in an
ingratiating way and replied, "Really, you don't
look a day over 59. But, of course, I have read
your instructive column ever since I was a tiny
tot in grammar school."
A Child Of The Great Blizzard
Eyeing him with a certain severity, I answered,
"In those days I was just a kiddie myself. I was
born in the year of the great blizzard-1888."
"How are all your faculties?" He held up a few
fingers, and I made an estimate. "That was very
good," he assured me. "You were shy only one
To ease the tension I gave the young man a
pony of Hunting Ridge milk punch, and after I
had served him I held out one hand to indicate
that in spite of my advanced years I still had
nerves of steel. "Seven!" he shouted in triumph,
and then he asked with the utmost belligerence,
"To what do you attribute it?' I answered, "To
will power and to my wife in equal portions."
"How about adding a little nutmeg?" suggested
the reporter, who was now getting into the spirit
of the festivities, and so I took away his pad
and pencil and wrote the rest of the interview
"I'm glad you asked me that. How do I influ-
ence friends and win people? It must be a gift,
because I have never given it a thought. You tell
me that your city editor thinks that any auto-
biographical material would be of intense inter-
est to your readers. You are indeed fortunate
in having so intelligent a city editor here in
Stamford. He will go far.
* * * *
Speaking Of Will Power
"We were speaking of will power. I don't always
have it. As a boy I was far from robust. In
school and college I was frail. This went on for
years. Although an accomplished linguist, I
could not say 'No' in any language.
"Finally Connie asked me one day, 'Do you in-
tend to be a loafer all your life?' At first I thought
it was some kind of trick question. While I was
mulling it over and trying to think up the answer
she broke in and said, 'If you answer "Yes" I'm
going to thump the breath out of you.'
"And suddenly I discovered that I'd found will
power. In a calm, steady voice I replied 'No,' and
since that time I've toiled and trudged like a Tro-
"But there are compensations. Today, I'm not
afraid to speak my mind to anybody. That is,
no man terrifies me. Just to illustrate wvhat I
mean, may I ask you calmly and politely to get
the hell out of here? Birthday or no birthday,
I've got to write this column." Yes, Connie, I'll be
there in a second.

On The Level
Dictator Vargas of Brazil has said that democ-
racy is too difficult for the people to understand,
thus beating Hitler and Mussolini to the draw.
President Roosevelt might well have said the
same thing about the Constitution after the
Supreme Court rerhembered a couple of clauses
and put a crimp in F.D.R.'s plans.
Speaking of the Supreme Court, one of the
campus wags scored a direct hit when'the Druids,
dressed for initiation in their customary white
cloaks, made their rounds the othbr night. As
the lit boys left the Union one of the hangers-on
shouted, "Where's Justice Black?"
Now that Congress is in session again, the
Ec and Poly Sci profs can look forward to new
editions of their textbooks in the near future.
* * * *
The Crop control bill alone turned out to be
97 pages of difficult reading. This ought to be
the excuse the Ec profs have been waiting for
before they go ahead on revised editions and
start thinking up new exam questions.
But one consolation is that the Congressmen,
for all their big words, can't do anything in this
session that can't be guessed correctly in a true

Further New York Notes

Publication in the Bietin !s con ructive notice to 9 1 memb srsc of the
University. Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the President
until 3;30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday


Several plays still remain that FRIDAY, DEC. 10, 1937
should be considered by the pros- VOL. XLVII. No 64
pective playgoer in his selection for
his Christmas theatrical grab-bag, Student Loans: The Committee on.
The New York drama season is grad- Student Loans will mee in Room 2.1
ually coming into its own for the tUdentyLalloMonRyamtr,
winter season and a respectable num- University Hall on Monday after-
ber of hits can now be viewed on noon, Dec. 13, to consider new loans
Broadway. for the second semester, as well as for:
In "The Star Wagon," Maxwell the balance of the present semester.;
Anderson attempts to do again an !Appointments should be made at
old thing that was worth doing; t once for interviews at that time.
say once more, dramatically, how
few of us there are who would First Mortgage Loans: The Univer-
change the current of .our lives. Bur-
gess Meredith, Lillian Gish and Rus- sity has a limited amount of funds
sel Collins are in the cast. "The Star to loan on modern well-located Ann:
Wagon" is at the Empire Theatre, Arbor residential property. Interst
Broadway and 40th. Matinees are at current rates. Apply Investment I
Wednesday and Saturday, and tickets,!
are $1.10 to $3.30. Office, Room 100,1 South Wing, Uni-
Rachel Crothers' "Susan and God" I versity Hall.
is the story of a woman who falls
under the spell of a new religion, and To the Members of the University
begins to interfere in'the lives of her Council: There will be a meeting of
friends and relations in an attempt IIthe Council on Monday, Dec. 13, at
to reform them. Mrs. Issacs in the f4:15 p.m. in Room 1009 Angell Hall.
Theatre Arts Monthly writes that
4"beneath the surface, Susan and God Closing hour for girls attending thel
is a play about humility, integrity, Sophomore Prom is 2:30 a.m.
service whose fundamental idea, he-


longs to every man, rich and poor,
idle and worker alike." The part of
Susan is played to the hilt by Ger-
trude Lawrenco. She is assisted by
Paul McGrath and Nancy Glosson.
At the Plymouth Theatre, W. 45th
St.; matinees Wednesday and Sat-
urday; seats $1.10 to $3.30.
. French Without Tears, by Terence


The Holder of Sophomore Prom'
Ticket No. 207 is urged to communi-
cate promptly with the undersigned
at Room 2 University Hall as this
ticket will not be honored on the
evening of the dance.
W. B. Rea,
Auditor of Student


Rattigan, is now playing simultan-
eously in London, Paris, and New I City of Detroit Civil Service Exami-
York City. "French Wtihout Tears" nations: Examinations for playleader,
has for its locals a cramming estab- swimming instructor, and lifeguard
lishment in southern France, where for both men and women in Detroit
French is taught in six easy lessons- proper will be held Dec. 21 and 22.
and without need for tears. The play Applicants must be at least 20 years
can be seen at the Henry Miller and six months of age and be resi-
Theatre, E. 43rd St.,hwith Frank Law- dents of the City of Detroit for at
ton and Penelope Dudley Ward in the least one year. "This is, positively,
cast. Matinees are Thursday and the only opportunity for college stu-
Saturday. dents to obtain summer employment
Miss Ina Claire, "looking very as Playleaders in Detroit for 1938."
handsome and behaving very roguish- Further information may be ob-
ly, returns to Broadway as the most tained at the University Bureau of Ap-?
dashing lady in all the Victorian ca- pointments and Occupational Infor-
thedral towns," in an adaptation of mation, 201 Mason Hall.
Anthony Trollope's novel, Barches-I
ter Towers. Miss Claire can be seen To Students Having Library Books:
at the Martin Beck Theatre, W. 45th 1. Students having in their posses-
St. sion books drawn from the University
Many Mansions at the 44th St. Library are notified that books are due
Theatre features Alexander Kirk- Monday, Dec. 13, before the impend-
'land in its cast. Mr. Kirkland is to be' ing Christmas'vacation, in pursuance
remembered for his performances in of the University regulation:
Wings Over Europe and Men In 'Students who leave Ann Arbor for
White. In Many Mansions he plays more than a week must first return all
a young clergyman battling for an borrowed books."
ideal against a skeptical world and Books needed between Dec. 13 and
a church bound down by tradition, the beginning of vacation may be
and the influence of its members who retained upon application at the
hold the money bags. Tickets are 55c ( charging desk.
to $3.30, with Wednesday and Sat- 2. Failure to return books before the
urday matinees, vacation will render the student liable
There remain a half dozen hits left to an extra fine.
over from last season that are still 3. Students remaining in town may
playing to capacity houses. Theycharge and renew books for seven-day
are George Abbot's fast-moving pro- I periods beginning Dec. 13.S
duction of "Brother Rat," playing at 4. Students. leaving town who have
the National Theatre on W. 41st St., urgent need for books during the
with prices ranging from 50 cents to vacation period will be given permis-
$2.20; Arthur Kober's hit comedy I sion to take such boors with them,
Having a Wonderful Time at the Ly- provided they are not in general de-
ceum, E. 45th St.; a second Abbot mand, on application at the office of
production, Room Service, at the.Cort the Superintendent of Circulation.
Theatre, W. 48th St.: Max Gordon's Wm. W. Bishop, Librarian.

Myers, Betty A.
Nevin, Frances B.
Nutting. Helen M.
Outhwaite, Joan
Pad, Myrtle M.
Parker, Lonna E.
Perry, Louann
Petersen, Jenny
Powers, Elizabeth
Pyle, Frances L.
Rhea, Ellen F.
Richardson, Mary
Rosenburg, Myra
Schmitt, Edith
Schneirla, Mary R.
Schultz, Katherine B.
Sdunek, Mary T.
Sharff, Charlotte
Sharfman, Marcia L.
Smith, Dorothy E.
Spencer, Louise
Staebler, Dorothea
Stegenga, Ruth
Swift, Betty Jane
Thompson, Wanda
Turner, Barbara D.
Tweed, Marjorie
Valkman, Grace Q.
Van Ess, Margaret
Vielmetti, Marie
Visscher, Jane Anne
Ward, Alice R.
Weiss, Marion
Wellington, Miriam
Winningham, Jane L.
Yoxall, Mildred
Dr. Margaret Bell
Social Committee members should
sign in and receive their official tags
in the Undergraduate Office of the
League at 4:00 p.m. today.
Senior Aeronautical Engineers:
Blanks for preparing personnel rec-
ords of all senior students in the De-
partment of Aeronautical Engineer-
ing are now available in the Depart-
ment Office, Room B-47 East Engin-
eering Bldg. These forms should be
secured and filled out by all seniors
who expect to graduate in February,
June, or August, 1938. In the case
of students who expect to graduate in
February, it is urgently requested
that their records be handed in be-
fore the beginning of Christmas va-
cation on Dec. 17. A sample form in-
dicating the kind of information de-
sired is posted on the Aeronautical
Engineering Bulletin Board.
Ann Arbor Art Association presents
a double exhibition: Prints - from
Durer to Derain; and a Survey of the
Michigan Federal. Arts Project-
Drawings, Photographs and Sculp-
ture; in the small galleries of Alumni
Memorial Hall, Dec. 3 through 15;
daily, including Sundays, 2 to 5 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture: Dr. Lars Thom-
assen, of the Department of Chemical
and Metallurgical Engineering of this
University, will speak on the topic
"X-ray Investigations of Phase Equil-
ibria in the Solid State" on Friday,
Dec. 10, in Room 303 Chemistry Bldg.
The lecture is sponsored by the Amer-
ican Chemical Society and is open to
the public. At the conclusion of the
lecture the local section of the Society
} will hold its annual business meeting.
Events Today
University Broadcast: 3-3:30 p.m.
"Social Security in Michigan," Wil-
liam Haber, Prof. of Economics.
Union Coffee Hour: All men stu-


On Signed Editorials
To the Editor:
I wish to voice my most vociferous objections
to the recently adopted method of having edi-
torials signed by the contributor. It is more than
enough to simply state that the editorial is rep-
resented as the sole opinion of the writer, but
at least his anonymity should be preserved. The
whole force of an editorial is due to the fact
that it represents the opinion of people closer
to world events who are free to speak as they
{ choose and are protected and given a certain
amount of prestige by their newspaper. As it is,
the editorials in the Michigan Daily have no
more force than a letter to the editor. I can see
absolutely no reason why a writer should be
required to sign his editorial unless someone has
the desire to restrict his freedom of expression.
We are taught to respect the freedom of the
press, why not practice it?
The Lindbergh Photo
To the Editor: m
This morning's Daily contained a candid
camera photograph of Col. Lindbergh and Mrs.
Lindbergh aboard the S.S. President Harding.
Was this not a flagrant violation of the pact
that it has been supposed that newspapers had
made among themselves to leave Col. and Mrs.
Lindbergh alone? -Citizen.
The Aggression Nemesis
The people of this country (Britain) have
shown that they are ready to play their part in
the collective defense of peace. But all their
instincts and experience tell them that the basis
of ordered life is constructive rather than puni-
tive. Honest indignation in these matters will,
by itself, only succeed in setting the wise to their
proverbial task of repairing the mischief done
by the good.
To turn again to the doctrine of appeasement
when you have the reast inclination to it or

presentation of Claire Booth's The'
Women - all 40 of them - at the
Barrymore Theatre, W. 47th St.;
Tobacco Road with James Barton at!
the Forrest Theatre, in its fifth year
and beginning to provide a little
competition for Abie's Irish Rose;
Yes, My Darling Daughter with a
cast including Lucille Watson and
Violet Heming still playing at the
Vanderbilt Theatre on W. 48th St.;
and, of course, George Kaufman and
Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize play, You
Can't Take It With You, selling tick-
ets 18 weeks in advance at the Booth
Theatre, W. 45th St.
t y~


'}', . - a9
One of those currently miserable
things, which no one seems to be do-
ing anything about, is this idea of the
"guest star" racket.1
It's getting so now that almost
every commercial program on the
air today is considered a dismal fail-
ure if it doesn't have one or more of
these products of the Hollywood
mills on its bill.
Just how far this thing is going can
be seen in the example-not too re-
mote from the realm of human im-
agination-in which you will sit down
to enjoy a nice radio offering, and
then the following things happen:
(1) A certain Mr. X, a movie actor
is the guest star. (2) You're bored
with this nonsense so you turn off
the radio with disgusted gestures, pick
yourself up, and go to the. movies.
You, not knowing that this X person
-is also the star in the movie, get mad
and bored with it. You leave. (3)
You go next to a stage show, but this
man X is a regular speed merchant;
he has scurried from the radio station
to the theatre, and has taken his
place on the boards long before you
even arrive. (4) You're getting pret-
ty fed up with the whole thing when

The Following are Exempt from Hy-
giene Lectures:
Allington, Elizabeth
Atwell, Ardis
Babinski, Lottie
Baker, H. Elizabeth
Birk, Wilhelmina
Brown, Elizabeth C.
Brown, Jeanne L.
Caldwell, Beulah
Calkins, Belle
Carvalko, Anita B.
Chapman, Martha L.
Chaufty, Betty Ann
Chibnik, Betty Ann
Clark, Elizabeth
Cobb, Margaret
Connine, Mary G.
Connery, Sally
Cranmore, Doris
Curtis, Allison
Davis, Janet
Dilley, Neva L.
Dittman, Barbara
Dynes, Martha E.
Emswiler, Elizabeth
Farnan, Dorothy
Farrell, Margaret J.
Fellman, Roslyn
Fisher, Barbara
Foote, Vera R.
Forberg, Catherine
French, Elizabeth G.
Genschmer, Florence
Goll, Jean
Gradis, Jean
Gruhzit, Maya
Hegge, Elizabeth
Heltene, Ruth
Herrick, Jane
Higbee, Jane
Hughes, Mary
Huntington, Frances
Jessop, Jean Joan
Jimerson, Helen
Jones, Helen
" Kahn, Carolyn K.
Kahn, Lyra J.
Kalb, Evelyn A.
Kalder, Celia E.
Kaphan, Norma
Kaufman, Frieda
Hift, Josephine
HoTneloffi' 'Gertrud

dents are invited to the regular Union
Coffee Hour from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
daily. Mr. J. A. Nyswander's and
'Mr. T. E. Raiford's orientation
groups No. 61 and 62 are to be spe-
cial guests today.
English Journal Club will meet to-
day at 4:15in the League. Mr. Sam-
uel Kliger will discuss "The Idea of
Christian Tragedy," with the pur-
pose of showing the relationship be-
tween literature and the history of
Baptist Guild country Christmas
party at 8:00 p.m. tonight. Bring a
five or ten cent gift for Santa's grab-
bag and a "kitchen gift" for under
the tree. Prices for the two best
costumes and refreshments for all.
All guild members and their friends
are invited.
Christmas Party of the Congrega-
tional Student Fellowship will be held
in the Church Parlors tonight at 9
o'clock. Everyone, as a part of the
admission, is asked to bring a can of
food to be putin the Christmas Bas-
ket for a needy family. Everyone
is cordially invited.
Disciple Guild. A skating party at
the Coliseum tonight from- 8 to 11
o'clock. At the close of the Coliseum
at 10:00 p.m. Guild members and
their friends will go to the Guild
House, 438 Maynard Street, for
games, music and refreshments.
Hillel Foundation Friday evening

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