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Edited and managed by students of the University of
Michigan under the authority of the Board in Control of
Student Publications.
Published every morning except Monday during the
University year and Summer Session.
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Board of Editors
CITY EDITOR. .. .. .. ............IRVING SILVERMAN
Willam Spaller Robert Weeks Irvin Lisagor
Helen Douglas
NIGHT EDITORS:Harold Garn, Joseph Gies, Earl R.
Gilman, Horace Gilmore, S. R. Kleman, Edward Mag-
dol, Albert Mayo, Robert Mitchell, Robert Perlman
and Roy Sizemore.
SPORTS DEPARTMENT: Irvin Lisagor, chairman; Betsy
Anderson, Art Baldauf, Bud Benjamin, Stewart Fitch,
Roy Heath and Ben Moorstein.
WOMEN'S DEPARTMENT: Helen Douglas, chairman,
Betty Bonistee, Ell'n Cuthvert, Ruth Frank, Jane B.
Holden, Mary Alice MacKenzie, Phyllis Helen Miner,
Barbara Paterson, Jenny Petersen, Harriet Pomeroy,
Marian Smith, Dorothea Staebler and Virginia Voor-
Business Department
* Departmental Managers
Ed Macal, Accounts Manager; Leonard P. Siegelman,
Local Advertising Manager; Philip Buchen, Contracts
Manager; William Newnan, Service Manager; Mar-
shall Sampson, Publications and Classified Advertis-
ing Manager; Richard H. Knowe, National Advertising
and Circulation Manager.
Feed One,
ury Four ..--
in the Alberta Legislature giving
the chairman of a board constituted by the
Alberta Social Credit Act the power to force
newspapers to publish his statements on gov-
ernmental policy and tactics, the power to obtain
from papers the sources of their information
and to disclose the identity of any writer of edi-
torials, feature or news.
Penalties include empowering the Lieutenant-
Governor-in-Council to suspend a newspaper's
publication for a definite period or until a
further order.
The Lieutenant-Governor is also empowered
to punish offenders by prohibiting the publica-
tion of any information emanating from any
persons or source specified by order.
Of the five provisions mentioned above, Qne
is desirable in a democracy and four are dis-
tinct attacks on freedom of expression in the
We believe that divulgence of a writer's iden-
tity is no violation of civil liberties but rather
a safeguard against the use of "unbiased" col-
umns by interested parties for their personal ag-
If newspapers, however, were forced to dis-
close their news sources a real danger to the
freedom of the press would result. Despite the
fact that Hearst and others of the same gentry
often hide behind the shield of unnamed news
sources, the limitations upon criticism of social,
political and economic institutions resulting
from a compulsory disclosure of confidential
news sources would constitute an even greater ill.
Moreover, newspapers, forced by law to pub-
lish any and all statements by an officer of the
state, may easily degenerate into a publicity sheet
for that official's political advancement or for a
private interest working through an official.
Further, the power to suspend publication can
become a political monkeywrench to be thrown
by the "ins" into the machinery of the "outs."
But most insidious of a provisions is that
allowing the state to prohibit publication of
information emanating from sources specified by
the government. This would enable insiders,

with an axe to grind either for their personal
benefit or for their policies, to silence dissent
and to keep from the public the other side of
the story.
We might well adopt laws that bring the press
to account before the people for misinformation
and bias, but the three points representing
infringement of civil rights should be killed
in Alberta and buried there to prevent spread of

large degree of responsibility for the cultural
standards and literary tastes of their graduates
The fundamental cause however goes beyond the
colleges. Bookless college graduates are the by-
products of a busy, bustling America. Extract
the idea that education is solely a preparation
for work and literature becomes relevant.
Undergraduates have felt that there was no
time for literature in college, and as they felt
that way there was no time. Leisure has never
been a problem, however-they know how to
Too many college students have been fright-
ened away from literature. They have somehow
acquired the notion that to read and appreciate
literature calls for an individually peculiar men-
tal set-up. Nothing is farther from the truth.
A discriminating enthusiasm for life is the only
requirement for an appreciation of literature.
A New Kind
Of Football.. ..
A"S MICHIGAN opens its first game
of the season today, throughout
the country there will be small high schools play-
ing their first games of their history. The reason
is a new kind of football-six-man football-
that has been spreading in the last two years
through small towns of the West and South.
Six-man teams consist of a center and two
ends, and in the backfield, a quarterback, half,
and fullback. The field is 80 by 40 yards instead
of 100 by slightly more than 50. It has all of the
plays and technique of regular football, includ-
ing blocking, tackling, passing, kicking, runs,
and a greater chance for trick plays.
The game is particularly adapted to the needs
of the small school, because there is no necessity
for large squads and m~uch expensive equip-
ment. It was invented three years ago in Ches-
ter, Neb., and now there are leagues in Arkansas,
Mississippi, Tennessee, North and South Dakota,
Montana, and Oregon. Over 70 schools have
teams in North Dakota.
Six-man probably is not destined to ever re-
place 11-man in the colleges and large schools,
but for the small town and small school it has
brought the great American fall sport. These
schools acclaim it as being faster than the reg-
ular game, with more scoring, and as being
easier for the audiences to understand. They
also stress its convenience for them. Whether
the game will spread this fall to new leagues
and new states is a matter of question, but it
seems to be a fairly safe conjecture that it will.
Perhaps someday it will find popularity in college
intramural and "Jay-Vee" leagues.
First, there is a rumor about those Aggies who
came over to play house-you guess what kind-
on our lawn the other day. During the inves-
tigation an Ann Arbor street cleaner inadver-
tently got on their trail with his broom. He was
found, it is said, wandering around the stadium
sniffing through 'his mustaches, puzzled but
ready for action. When questioned, he said he
thought he was following a parade.
* * * *
Now we leave you; to the words of fire ad
frenzy of old Jabber Wok, who comes out of
the hoary past to fling the rusty gauntlet at
the bare and calloused feet of our country
cousins. Hurrah for Jabber Wok! Under the
goal posts at five o'clock!
OLD JABBER WOK, whose sudden demise
from this job of columning was celebrated
long before Disraeli laid an ink-smudged finger
on his first typewriter key, is spinning dizzily in
his grave at the disappointing inactivity here in
regards to the goal-post hari-kari at the Stadium
the other day.
From what information filtered through the
sod and six feet of grade A gravel, Jabber hears

that them there Aggies snuck into the Stadium
the other night and, using some sort of bucolic
instrument, sliced through about half the outer
layer of the goal-posts.
But this isn't half as surprising as the subse-
quent apathy among Michigan students. It's to
be expected that the Aggies would have to cut
through the posts to get them down, the sissies;
two years ago they didn't cut them, and didn't
get them. Last year they cut 'em and got 'em.
Where, oh where is the student spirit that used
to resent the slightest pretensions to greatness
on the part of M.A.C.? Not one word has been
heard so far about defense of them there posts.
The Daily should have had a banner two inches
After all, there's only a limited number of
students up yonder in the East Lansing pastures,
and there must be 1,000 able-bodied males in the
class of '41 down here, which is equal to approx-
imately 8,000 Aggies for defense purposes. At
least, it used to be, although a similar ratio has
now gone down from eleven cops for one student
to ten students for one cop. Old Jabber can rest
quietly only when he remembers that in the old
days the students ran the State Militia out of
town twice.
* * * *
Michigan, 'tis true, lacks practice in defending
goal posts, since for yars and yars the team
always managed to do that for them, and will
probably turn the trick again tomorrow. But
the Barn Boys shouldn't be let off that easily in
any case, so why not challenge them to get the
dad-durned posts win or lose, and then, remem-

By Heywood Broun
Justice Black should have learned a useful
thing in his encounter with the reporters at
Norfolk. By now he ought to know that it is
practically impossible to say nothing. I am not
referring to the art of keeping silent. The prac-
titioners of this craft are few enough, but their
name is legion in comparison to those who can
make the lips move in audible comment and still
let nothing slip forth which will scratch the
surface of the record. Often I have heard men
in public and private life complain of the per-
sistence of the inquiring reporter. Sometimes
they even feel that the interrogator has no other
purpose but to annoy them. Such a delusion
rests upon ignorance or practical human psy-
* * *< *
I Would If I Could'
A good digger comes to know that he has his
quarry on the wing the moment he can get the
potential news source to the point of making
the remark, "I have nothing to say." Even such
a cagey answer carries the connotation that the
speaker could if he would.
It suggests that in his breast there lies matter
of great moment which he does not care to di-
vulge. The door which leads to cross-examina-
tion is already on the latch. A single interviewer
or a well co-ordinated. group will proceed from
that point into worrying the beleaguered celeb-
rity into defining the character and shape of that
nothing which he has to say. Even though the
man upon the stand sticks to his formula of
negation a properly devised series of questions
serves to make a record of a sort. There may
be a kind of sound ranging in the process. For
instance, I maintain that it is legitimate jour-
nalism in certain circumstances for the reporter
to include in his story the tone of Mr. X in saying
nothing about the weather and the emotional
color of his refusal to discuss some pressing
political point.
But I am not at all sure that it is not easier
for the man who could be mum to face a battery
of questioners rather than one or two highly
skilled excavators. Every reporter has seen some
good potential story ruined by the fact that
somebody in the group asked the wrong question
at the wrong time and allowed the trout to get
off the hook. It is not always skill, but some-
times sheer chance, which delivers the reluc-
tant witness into the hands of the press.
* * * *
Evasion Time Is Past
Thus, in the case of Justice Black, he would
have almost succeeded in that rare feat of saying
nothing at all if he had not grown careless or
chivalrous in answering the question of a woman
reporter. At least one of her confreres attributed
great guile to the lady in question, although I
am not sure it was not a lucky hit. Her query
was, "Where can we find you in Washington,
Senator? Will you go to your office in the Senate
Office Building?"
And to this Hugo Lafayette Black was quoted
as replying, "I'll probably go to my office in the
Supreme Court." And with that the pack had
something. It seems to me that it was fair for
them to infer that Mr. Justice Black had indi-
cated a determination NOT to resign. The gentle-
man from Alabama is skilled in the art of cross-
examination and knows the answers as well as
the questions, but he ought to realize that there
is no getting away from a persistent and legiti-
mate curiosity on the part of the American
people. Within certain definitely narrowing
limits he has a right to pick his time. But he
should fence no longer. He must come clean.
On The Level

Well, Michigan State is in town today and
the whole Michigan campus has its fingers
crossed that the home team's goal line won't be
*i * * *
It would be nice for a change if the Wolverine
football team stole the show from the Michigan
* * * *
For the last three years the Fighting Hun-
dred's performance at the half has been the
only thing that kept the Michigan stands
from running out for a beer before the sec-
ond period.
*~ * * *'
And rumors have it that the band has an-
other good stunt beneath its capes for the State
game. The bunch is planning to play "The Fu-
neral March" three times, getting sourer with
each rendition.
* * * *
Then, if Michigan is leading at the half, they
plan to come through with "The Victors." So
maybe the old strain will drip sentiment after a
drought of three years.
* *' *
If they can't play "The Victors" this time,
the Band ought to begin practicing on "That Old
Feeling." If Michigan is losing, the song ought to
be appropriate even for the Seniors.
* * * *
Yesterday Ganna d'Eingorne Fraenkel Coch-
rane McCormick (alias Ganna Walska) married
Harry Grindell-Matthews, the inventor of the
"death ray." Miss Walska claims to be a concert
rinohr btcrvitics for nears have been calling

Bloody Harlan DAILY OFFI
A Federal grand jury at Frankfort, Publication in the Bulletin is cons
Ky., has indicted 22 Harlan County Usiversity. Copy received at the am
coal companies, 24 executives of the -g302100.m. on Saturday.
companies, the Sheriff and 23 depu-
ties and former deputies on charges SATURDAY, OCT. 2, 1937
of conspiring to deprive the employes VOL. XLVIII. No. 6
of their rights and priviliges under Apparatus Exchange: The Regents
the Constitution. at their meeting in March, 1927, au-
If this charge appears general, thorized an arrangement for the sale
there can be no doubt, after the evi- of scientific apparatus by one de-
dence recorded by the Senate Civil partment to another, the proceeds of
Liberties Committee last spring, that the sale to be credited to the budget
such a conspiracy and such depriva- account of the department from
tion of rights did take place in Har- which the apparatus is transferred.
lan County. If it is argued that the
prosecution of crime there should Departments having apparatus
have been left to State and local au- to sntdescti e ref doite
*thorities, the answer is that both' to send description thereof to the
thoritigeiehanserisathatybhothUniversity Chemistry Store, of which
these agencies have repeatedly shown Prof. R. J. Carney is director. The
unwillingness and inability to cope Chemistry store headquarters are in
t The coal companies of Harlan Room 223 Chemistry Building. An
County, owned for the most part by effort will be made to sell the ap-
absentee proprietors, have exercised paratus to other departments which
,despotic sway, holding the local au- are likely to be able touse it. In
'thorities in the hollow of their hand, some instances the apparatus my be
crushing the civil liberties of the sent to the University Chemistry
miners ruthlessly under heel. Prose- store on consignment and if it is not
'cution was started by former Gov- sold within a reasonable time, it will
ernor Laffoon against Sheriff Mid- be returned to the department from
dleton, a one-time bootlegging con- which it was received. The object
vict, who, since assuming office, in- of this arrangement is to promote
vested $102,000 in three years on a economy by reducing the amount of
vesed 102000m treeyeas o aunused apparatus. It is hoped that
maximum annual salary of $4460, but departments having such apparatus
the present Governor dropped the w deamethavn appart -
charges. J will realize the advantage to them-
- The stories of repression and atro- selves and to the University in avail-
city which witnesses told the La- ing themselves of this opportunity.
Follette Committee would have
seemed utterly fantastic in a free Student Organizations: Officers of
country, except for the intrinsic evi- student organizations are reminded
dence of their truth. According to that only such organizations as are
the witnesses, the intimidation prac- approved by the Senate Committee
ticed by company thugs holding on Student Affairs may insert notices
commissions as Sheriff's deputies in the Daily Official Bulletin. Until
ranged all the way from verbal Oct. 25 last year's list of approved
threats to murder by dynamiting organizations will be used, but after
and shooting into homes by night. that date only such groups as have
The Commonwealth Attorney was on qualified for approval this year, by
retainer by two of the companies, submitting lists of officers to the
and even one of the judges was finan- Dean of Students, 2 University Hall,
cially interested in the coal industry. and otherwise complying with the
Under these circumstances, the Committee's rules, will be allowed to
country will applaud if the powers exercise this privilege;
of the United States District Court-
and the Department of Justice can Social Chairmen for fraternities,
be invoked to restore civil liberties to sororities and other student organ-
"Bloody Harlan." izations are reminded that all party
St. Louis Post-Dispatch. requests must be filed in the office of
the Dean of Students for Dean
Bursley's approval on the Monday
A Better Way .before the event for which approval
is requested.


structlve notice to all members of ah
am at the AssLtaat to the Prms1* M

The International Schoolboy Fel-
lowship plan, whose principals are
now on their way between the United1
States and Great Britain, Germany,
and Ireland, is one which deservesI
the support of all friends of worldi
amity. Thirty-one youngsters left
New York a few days ago to study
in European schools, and a like num-
ber of English, German, and Irish
lads will come here to take their
places--not only in school, but in the
homes they have left; for it is part of
the plan that parents of a boy who
goes abroad shall receive "another
son" to cherish during his absence.
Obviously, the chief benefit of the
mutual arrangement lies in the fact
that these youngsters will live in the+
homes of other youngsters in anoth-
er land. Thus seeds of friendship
will be sown which in future years
should bear good fruit. After all,
lasting peace must come through the
awakened consciousness of the in-
dividual. The International School-
boy Fellowship plan seems one good
method of accomplishing such an
The Christian Science Monitor.

Football takes to the



these fall afternoons-NBC
the Drake-Notre Dame clash

Fraternities and1 Sororities are re-t
minded that only members of the
University Senate and their wives, or
persons selected from a list submit- N
ted to the Dean of Students by the
organization at the beginning of the I
year may be used as chaperons for
social events. Additions to the ap-
proved list, as well as the names on
the list itself, must be acted upon by E
Dean Bursley prior to their use as
Extra Curricular Activities. Man-
agers and chairmen of extra cur-
ricular activities are reminded that
they should submit td the chairman
of the Committee on Student Affairs,
Room 2, University Hall, a complete 1
list of all students who wish to par-
ticipate in their respective enter-
prises during the second semester,
in order that their eligibility for
such activities may be checked. The
names should be persented on blank
forms to be obtained in Room 2.
J. A. Bursley, Dean of Students.3
Rhodes Scholarships: Candidates
for the Rhodes Scholarships should
procure before the 8th of October an
information blank from the Secre-
tary of the History Department, 119
Haven Hall, and should see me in
117 Haven Hall during my office1
hours on or before Oct. 18.
Arthur Lyon Cross. j
Sunday Library Service: On all
Sundays from October to June, ex-
cept during holiday periods, the
Main Reading Room and the Period-
ical Room of the General Library area
kept open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Booksfrom other parts of the
building which are needed for Sun-,
day use will be made available in the,
Main Reading Room if request is,
made on Saturday to an assistant in
the reading room where the books
are usually shelved.
Pianos for Practice: Persons hav-
ing pianos in their homes which
they would like to rent to students
by the hour are invited to leave their
addresses at the office of the Univer-
sity School of Music, telephone 7513.
Choral Union Tryouts: Former
members must register at the office
of the Musical Director at the School
of Music before Oct. 8. Acceptance
for membership for the current year
will be based on previous records.
New members may register and try
out from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 1, 4, 5, 6
and 8. Acceptance for membership
will be based on quality and range for
voice, and sight-reading ability.
Earl V. Moore, Director
of Choral Union.
Singers, Men and Women: Student
soloists who would like td be in the
winter musical to be given by Play
Production and the School of Music,
are urged to report for try-outs
"Tuesday afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30

norning examination, English, will
-eport on Monday afternoon. Those
vho missed the Friday morning test,
'sychological, will report on Tues-
These examinations take prece-
lence over all other appointments in-
luding class work. Be on time.
C. S. Yoakum.
English 230: (Studies in Spenser
rnd His Age). This class will meet in
213 A.H. on Monday from 4-6.
M. P. Tilley.
Mathematics 291: Will meet Mon-
o'clock. All Disciple students and
heir friends are cordially invited.
Speech 71: Methods in Speech
heading meeting Thursday and Fri-
ay at 9:00 and Tuesday at 1:00 will
lave another section for people with
:onflicts and it meets at 1007 East
'uron St. at the Institute of Human
To the Members of the Faculty of
the College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts:
The first regular meeting of the
faculty of the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts for the aca-
lemic session of 1937-38 will be held
in Room 1025 Angell Hall. Oct. 4,
1937, at 4:10 p.m. A large attendance
tt this initial meeting is particularly
lesired. Edward H. Kraus.
1. Adoption of the minutes of the
neeting of June 7, 1937, which have
been distributed by campus mail
(pages 350-359).
2. Memorial to the late Prof. Frank
Blanchard. Committee: President A.
. Ruthven, Professors C. R. Larue,
[. H. Bartlett, Chairman.
3. Introduction of new members of
professorial rank.
4. Report of the nominating com-
nittee. The committee consists of:
Prof. John G. Winter, Chairman.
Prof. Verner W. Crane.
Prof. Theophil H. Hildebrandt.
Prof. Ora S. Duffendack.
Prof. Warner G. Rice.
5. Election:
a. Members on the Executive
Committee to succeed Professors
George R. La Rue and C. F. Remer,
whose terms of office have expired.
The period of the new appointments
will be three years.
b. Members of the Library Com-
mittee to succeed
1. Prof. Louis I. Bredvold as rep-
'esentative of Group I.
2. Prof. Max Handman, repre-
entative at large.
.6. Reports:
a. Executive Committee, by Prof.
George R. La Rue.
b. Executive Board of the Graduate
School by Prof. Peter Field.
c. Advisory Committee on Univer-
sity Affairs, by Prof. Arthur S. Aiton.
d. Deans' Conference, by Dean E.
H. Kraus.
c. Administrative Board, by As-
sistant Dean W. R. Humphreys.
f. Academic Counselors, by Prof.
E. A. Walter.
g. Statistics on freshman enroll-
ment by Registrar Ira M. Smith.
7. Announcements and new busi-
8. The Honors Degree Program in
Liberal Arts will be a special order
of business for the November meet-
Carillon Recital: Wilmot F. Pratt,
University Carillonneur, will give a
recital on the Charles Baird Carillon
n the Burton Memorial Tower, Sun-
day evening, Oct. 3, at 7:30 o'clock.
University Lecture: Einar Gjerstad,
Director of the Swedish Academy in
Rome will lecture on the subject,
'Excavations in Cyprus," on Friday,
Oct. 8, 4:15 p.m. in the Natural Sci-
ence Auditorium. The public is cor-

dially invited.
Illustrated Lecture: On "Dutch
Art" by Prof. Alphons P. A. Voren-
camp, West Gallery, Memorial Hall,
Monday, Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m. Free to
Art Association members and Univer-
sity students.
University Lecture. Dr. Edward J.
Dent, Professor of Music, Cambridge
University, will lecture on the sub-
ject "History of the Fugue" Thurs-
day afternoon, Oct. 7, at 4:15 p.m.
in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. This
lecture given for music students is
open to the public, and all those in-
terested are invited without admis-
sion charge.
Charles A.' Sink, President.
Events Of Today
Greek Students: All Greek stu-
dents and students of Greek descent
are cordially invited by the Delta
Epsilon Pi to attend an open in-
formal meeting at the Union, Sat-
urday, 8 p.m. The purpose of this
meeting will be to introduce the new
Greek students to the Delta Epsilon

and CBS airs the Nebraska-Minne-
sota game. Both hit the air at 2:45
. . . Eddie Dooley, the Chesterfield
football reporter, gives the scores at
6:30 via WJR . . . Dick Stabile, form-
er first sax with Ben Bernie, brings
his band to the air by MBS at 7:15
... The Four Californians, something
very fine in the line of small orchs, is
aired at 7:15 by WGN Chicago-it's
worth your time . . . "Swingin' in the
righteous groove"-CBS presents the
Saturday Night Swing Club with
the nations leading improvisors on
all horns. Started as an experi-
ment, this show is one of CBS's best
sellers, and if you want to get edu-
cated, dial this strictly "on-the-
beat" session . . . 7:30 is the time
and WJR the outlet.
Johnny presents Russ Morgan and
his band, the Swing Fourteen and
Charles Martin over WJR and the
CBS tonight at 8:30 . . . Some more
education - Professor Quiz throws
the questions and very 'blue-bookish"
at that-and WABC carries this fea-
ture at 9 . . . Joe Sanders shouts "The
Ole Left Hander" at 9:30 from WGN
-nearing time for him to leave . .
The Hit Parade again takes the air
at 10 with WJR carrying the pop
tunes of the day-Al Goodman's orch
plays them . . . 11:30 finds Ozzie
Nelson leading the band and comes
thru WBBM, Chicago-Ozzie has
plenty of jazz men in his organiza-
tion but hotel spots mean soft music,
and so -. -

For Collegians .

. .

CRITICS of contemporary America
have repeatedly made the charge
that the culture of our era is typified by a lack
of standards, an apparent absence of an inner

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