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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 Summi .r Session.
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Managing Editor
Editorial Director .
City Editor
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Book 'Editor.
Women's Editor
Sports Editor .

oard of Editors

Robert D. Mitchell
Albert P, May1o
Horace . W. Gilrore
Robert I. Flitzhenry
B R. Kleiman
'Robert Perlman
E -arl Gilman
William Elvin
Joseph Freedman
* .Joseph CGies
. Dorothea Staebler
'Bud Benjmin

Business Department
Business Manager. . . Philip W. Buchen
Credit Manager .. . Leoiard P. Sigelma
Advertising Manager . . William L. Newan
Women's Business Manager . . Helen Jean Dean
Women's Service Manager . . . Marian A. Baxter
x I The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of the Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
The Editors Do
Some T'-elling .
rr HE FOLLOWING editorial expresses
I the sentimentsof 17 out of 21 junior
and senior editors of the Daily.These staff-mem-
bers are: the editorial director, Albert P. Mayio;
the city editor, Horace W. Glinore; associate
editors, Robert I. Fitzhenry S.R. Kleiman, Robert
Perlman, Earl Gilman, William Elvin, Joseph
Freedman, Joseph Gies; night editors, Dennis
Flanagan, June Harris, Morton Jampel, Morton
Linder, Elliot Maraniss, Carl Petersen, Norman
Schorr and Stan Swinton.
The editorial by the managing editor which
appeared in Wednesday's -Daily has com-
pletely confused the issues that arise from the
unfortunate conditions under which the staff
has been laboring this last year. The question is
not one of "leftist or so-called liberal point of
view" as against "conservative." Basically there
are two issues involved: (1) whether the Daily is
to be a free and responsible student newspaper as
opposed to an Administration-controlled publica-
tion; and (2) whether the democratic process
shall operate within the editorial staff as opposed
to the arbitrary exercise of authority by one
Waving the red herring as the managing editor
did in his editorial Wednesday merely aggravates
problems that must be solved if the Daily is not
to deteriorate.from its position as a "Pacemaker"
among American college dailies. The managing
editor's editorial stated that discussion of the
Daily situation has appeared recently in local
Communist and labor journals. This, coupled with
his charge that a "leftist" pressure group has
been attempting to control the Daily, carries the
barely concealed implication that those members
of the staff who oppose the managing editor's
administrative methods are a group of radicals
whose opposition is based upon political differ-
The fact is that the signers of this editorial
range in their political beliefs from a Republican
on the right to supporters of New Deal reforms
on the left. They disagree widely in their views
on many questions, but upon one thing they are
agreed: that is, the role a student newspaper
should play on the campus of a state university.
it is upon this matter that they disagree with
the managing editor.
It is important- for us to point out the im-
plications involved in our belief in a free and
responsible student newspaper.
First, the selection of the upper editorial staff
by the Board in "Control of Student Publications
must be based upon established criteria of merit
and not upon the political views of the applicants.{
Second, a free student newspaper means that1
there shall be no4faculty or professional "adviser"
who will have the power to control i any man-
ner the policy of the paper. Responsibility, how-
eYer is the concomitant of freedom, and student
editors must accept this. We ask only that the
student editors be allowed to exercise self-disci-
pline in the management of the Daily.
The managing editor in his editorial Wednes-
day charged that we who oppose his methods are
attempting to use the paper as "a mouthpiece for
certain political, religious and racial propa-

on the paper." This allegationloses Its force when
these facts are known:
(1) 'entrance to the Daily staff is open to the
entire student body.
(2) no student who has tried otit for the staff
in the past four years has been cut from the
staff, with the exception of one individual whQ
was removed this year for other than political
reasons. Reduction of the staff has been entirely
through voluntary withdrawals.
The obvious inference is that there are few
conservatives on the editorial staff because con-
servatives lack sufficient interest to remain on
the staff.
An ominous threat of political regimentation
of Daily staff members appears, however, in the
managing editor's editorial in these words: "There
is plenty of excellent student material for edi-
tors next year provided these men are not propa-
gandized into destroying their own future."
It was against this background of friction and
distrust that 17 out of 21 junior and senior
editors last month advanced a proposal to insure
a greater measure of democracy in the selection
of editors and in the operation of the Daily. The
plan provides that the authority now resting in
the managing editor be transferred to a board of
five or seven senior editors to be selected by the
Board in Control on the basis of merit. These men
will select from among themselves the managing
editor, city editor, editorial director and other
senior editors who will necessarily be selected
on the basis of judgments of journalistic ability
formed during two-and-one-half years of close
This board of editors will decide all matters of
policy by majority vote and will hold its members
responsible for their actions between its frequent
and regular meetings.
The purpose of the board of editors is not
merely to provide for democratic discus-
sion of editorial policy, but to insure a fully
discussion of editorial policy, but to insure a fully
representative and impartialDaily. By "impar-
tial" we mean that a majority decision of the
board of editors shall determine editorial policy
with provision for complete freedom of expres-
sion for opposing points of view. A regular "Dis-
senting Opnions" column shall be the channel for
a minority on the editorial staff. And above all,
the forum column must welcome criticism of
editorial policy on the part of readers.
However, the current controversy over the role
of the Daily and its internal structure and opera-
tion cannot be settled in these columns. Ve
therefore recommend that a thorough investiga-
tion of the Whole situation be made by an im-
partial student-faculty committee which shall
have the opportunity to gather facts and outline
a blueprint for future years.
-Albert P. Mayio
Spring Parley
Time Is Here . .
APRIL 21-23 has been announced as
the date of the annual Spring Parley
meeting, an event which has enjoyed much suc-
cess in past years. Briefly the Parley is the an-
nual occasion when students and faculty meet
together to discuss our social and economic
problems on a common level. This announce-
ment is significant at this time because it comes
during a period of both national and interna-
tional unrest. It is opportune because it offers
us a means of discussing every view-point that
has arisen out of these fast-changing world con-
The ultimate success of this year's Parley will
be achieved if the student and faculty members
attend rig come to realize that only through open-
mindedness and a spirit of give and take can any
future :problemss be solved. The college student
comes to a university with an insatiable desire
for an introduction to, and an analysis of, na-
tional and world problems. This spirit of open-
mindedness is a priceless attribute of most first
year students. Some of us retain this impartiality
of mind. Others of us assume a passive attitude
towards current problems and live life to its
superficial fullest. But the majority of our ranks
soon fit into the pattern of one or another politi-
cal philosophies and there remain throughout
four or more long years of college.
It is toward this lack of curiosity, this set way

of interpretation, that Spring Parley appeals
each year. These campus town-imeetings offer
the opportunity for those of us who have Rock
of Gilbraltar viewpoints to temporarily relinquish
these ways, and for a few days open-mindedly
consider the many sides of our political, economic
and social enigmas. Only by close adherence to
this practice can Spring Parley continue to serve
its purpose.
Whether your political views be reactionary
or radical, conservative or liberal, the coming
Parley is an opportunity for you to take an in-
ventory of your ideas, and find for yourself a,
clearer picture of the problems we are facing.
-Bud Gerson
Wisconsin Cancels
A Track Meet .. .
T IS ENCOURAGING to note that
although the South holds steadfast-
ly to its self-appointed principle of racial intol-
erance the North continues to make progres'
towards equal recognition of the races.
The latest example of this to hit the public
prints is the case involving the University of Wis-
consin, upholding a growing northern tolerance
towards the Negro, and Missouri University,
representing the southern concept of racial dis-
Because Missouri University barred Ed Smith,
colored Wisconsin hurdler, from a scheduled
triangular track meet at Columbia, Mo., the Wis-
consin athletic department announced this week
that the entire Badger team has been with drawn

The Editor
Gets Told

(EDITOR'S NOTE: The editor wishes to grate-
fully acknowledge the receipt of letters from the
following men. Because of lack of space, only the
one letter will appear.
Robert F. May, '39E
Doug Hayes, '39
Harold Davidson, '39
Lorne Meisel, '39
William Newnan, '39
Jack Blackburn, '39
-Robert Mitchell.)
Critic Does Some Telling
To the Editor:
Being a peace-loving music critic at heart,' I
much dislike to add my voice to the rumpus over
on Maynard Street-it all seems rather juvenile
and silly. But precisely therein is the way in
which the opinion of the slow-but-sure-thinking
majority, conservatively liberal without being
either radical or reactionary, is always easily
subdued by the agitating minority. To a true,
liberal, the existence of several viewpoints toward
any one problem is so natural and unalarming a
fact that he seldom-takes the trouble to come to
blows with the narrow-minded partisan, who can
conceive of and endure only one opinion-his
own-and so must be always agitating for its
predominance over the opinions of others. I
That is why the "Letters to the Editor" have
always shown such a sizable proportion of opinion
in agreement with the policies of the narrow-
minded partisans whom you, Bob Mitchell, have
had to fight this year, when really the majority
of campus opinion is opposed to those policies
though unfortunately inarticulate as far as the
Daily "agony column" is concerned. The recent
election shows how the campus at large feels,
though still only a small portion was represented.
It is not, however, with ideologies themselves
that I am concerned. As far as they go, I think it
is healthier for youthful opinion, which must
balance in our society the opinion of our tired and
disillusioned elders, to tend toward the far left
rather than to the right. What I, as an occasional
contributor to the Daily's Page 4 and as a general
reader, do want to emphasize is the truth of
Mitchell's statement in his editorial of April 5,
that: "The basic problem for the Daily is whether
it is to be a strictly non-partisan paper represent-
ing every student point of view or whether the
group now making the greatest issue of censor-
ship is to use the paper as a mouthpiece for cer-
tain political, religious, and racial propaganda,
denying others the same privilege under the
spurious argument that the paper lacks cohesioi
and strength because of a diffusion of editorial
Any sane person knows that the Daily must be
non-partisan, and anyone who reads the Daily
knows that this year it has been dngerously and
disgustingly partisan, except for the efforts of
Mitchell and one or two others. And one needs
not to be on the "in" with the Board in Control
to realize that the Board is not working for an
official censorship, alla fascisti, has not reverted
to a reactionary ideology, but is merely fighting
along practical lines to solve the present problem,
which is to keep the present partisan bloc fror.
gaining complete control and to preserve the
Daily as a free, non-partisan expression of cam-
pus opinion and activity.
This letter might well end there, but it hap-
pens that one aspect of the afore-mentioned
partisanship has affected my official relation-
ship with the Daily. Two years ago, when I first
tried my hand at writing tangibly of intangibles,
I was no doubt spoiled by being allowed, as 'a
specialist member of the staff, to decide when.,
what, and how much to write about music. Under
the handicap of knowing more about my subject
than about how to sugar-coat it for intellectual
children; and with the perhaps mistaken belief
that some people cared about music as well as the
war in Spain, that it was more important that
Manuel de Falla had written good music than
that he happened to be a prisoner in Rebel hand,
I used to ramble through a whole column on
page 4.
This year I was informed at the outset that
times had changed, that a whole columnful of
type on one subject didn't make a nice looking
page, that I must needs be shorter and sweeter.

Since musical terminology contains such long
words, and since one can't discuss a musical
work as concisely as a sit-down strike, I
wondered, but tried to do my best, for I sincere-
ly agreed that on a crowded page a whole column
of music was perhaps too much. But that was
not the end. All year it has been increasingly diffi-
cult to get an article in at all, that was neither
embarrassingly cut nor delayed. In the last two
months I have submitted seven articles that were
entirely ignored-not, I believe, maliciously, but
simply because the sub staff members in charg.e
of the page were too full of their own affairs. If
this attitude toward the arts is the best one for
the Daily I am much mistaken.
And to be constructive as well as destructive,
I should like to suggest that the Daily pursue a
policy parallel with that of the better metro-
politan papers. If the New York Times can devote
two pages every day to the arts, it seems to me
that the organ of the University of Michigan,
which enjoys advantages in the arts greater than
those of most large cities, could afford one half-
column every day. Let this space be permanently
tically imperative for the school to act in this
manner. The faculty adopted a resolutidn oppos-
ina narticination of anv Wiconnsin nafh+ir

It Seems To Me
Woodrow Wilson's name is used
frequently of late, and mostly as a
horrible example. The story is re-
told of how he promised to keep us
out of war and then dragged us into
The latter half of the statement is
far from being wholly accurate. The
causation was rather more complicat-
ed. But it is convenient in the popu-
lar mind to simplify all things into
the terms of individuals. Thus the
Kaiser started the war, and Wilson
ended it by bringing in America.
Who won the war has always been
a lively topic of discussion. Some say
it was the British blockade, while
others assign the laurels to a single
selection of the American armed
forces. Indeed, a book about the vic-
tory was published under the title
"With the Help of God and a Few
"The Colonel is more generous than
usual," commented an army officer.
"This is the first time he has ever
admitted that the leathernecks had
any collaboration whatsoever."
But it is my notion that the Four-
teen points won the war. They set a
goal which was acceptable and de-
sired by so many that the fighting
seemed futile. Still, if Woodrow Wil-
son won the war it can hardly be de-
nied that he lost the Peace Confer-
ence. Here, however, I would give an
assist to Borah and Johnson and any
other remaining stalwarts who killed
the League of Nations.
Rot In, The Roots
And in all fairness to Woodrow
Wilson it must be admitted that even
though he made mistakes of judg-.
ment at Versailles, the meeting was
marred by a fault which was funda-
mental. This same flaw has shaken
the sense out of all meetings of the
sort from the beginning of time. Peace
conferences come only after wars,
and wars consume both judgment
and mercy. Accordingly, a peace con-
ference under such circumstances
never brings about peace. It hands
down, instead, the hanging verdict
of a victor.
There is no reason why the world
should make this same mistake twice
within a generation. Accordingly,
the palpable and proper time for a
peace conference is here and now.
The nations are not formally engaged
in a general conflict, but war is just
around the corner. Even if hostilities
can be staved off the peoples of the
earth will continue to cower upon the
slopes of a volcano which grumbles
and spits fire.
No single man and no single coun-
try can be effective in calling all to
-the council table.. It seems to me
that a most logical collaboration
would be for the Vatican and the
White House to join in an invita-
tion to the nations to pool their hopes
and fears and aspirations into com-
mon discussion. The plan is not
visionary, since the call would come
from the leader of the country which
is, at least potentially, the most pow-
erful of all in its material resources.;
The Pope would speak as the spiritual
head of the largest organized Church
in the world.
Isn't It 'Our Peace?'
We have been told that this is not?
our war. But some who say that add
the menacing word "yet." I say that
it is most distinctly our peace, and I
would add the imperative word "now"
Even the mosthhardshell isolationist'
must admit that even though we
managed to stay out of a world con-
flict, we could hardly escape some
measure of its consequences. Alarms
and panics have touched us already.
Perhaps we do not live close to the
crater, but we dwell at least upon the
lower slopes of the volcano.1

A call from the Pope and the Presi-
dent to a peace conference would
surely enlist the support of many na-'
tions, though it might quite possibly
meet some rebuffs as well. Yet even
that contingency would not altogeth-
er destroy the usefulness of such a
gathering. We should then have a'
$ clearcut differentiation between the
leaders who work for peace and the'
rulers intent upon war.
reserved, and a committee consisting
of the writers on drama, screen (Swa-
dos should have been heard much
more often this year, on Hollywood
as well as foreign films), painting,
boobs, and music be responsible for
Sdecidingamong themselves as to who'
is to use it each day. I'm beefing be-
cause I've not had all the space I
wanted this year, and yet even less
attention has been given to the other
arts all of which should have a regu-
lar-not a spasmodic-place on the
Daily editorial page.
-Wlliam J. Lichtenwanger
That Sixty Dollar Fee .
To the Editor:
We wish to congratulate the ASU
upon its recent resolution condemn-
ing the sixty dollar entrance fee for
student pilot training. Such a fee, if
imposed, may well close the profes-
sion of civil aeronautics to thousands
of capable youths throughout the

To -The Members of the University
Council: There will be a meeting of
the University Council on April 17 at
4:15 p.m. in Room 1009 Angell Hall.
Report of the University Commit-
tee on Student Conduct, J. A. Bursley.
Report of the University Commit-
tee on Student Affairs, J. A. Bursley.
Report of the Committee on the
Honors Convocation, J. A. Bursley.
Report of the Committee on the
Henry Russel Award, Margaret El-
Subjects offered by Members of
the Council.
Reports of the Standing Commit-
Program and Policy, Edmonson.
Educational Policies, Duffendack.
Student Relations, Vedder.
Public Relations, Allen.
Plant and Equipment, Gram.
Note to Seniors, Jie Graduates,
and Graduate Students: Please file
application for degrees or any spe-
cial certificates (i.e. Geology Certifi-
cate, Journalism Certificate, etc.) at
once if you expect to receive a de-
gree or certificate at Commencement
in June. We cannot guarantee that
the University will confer a degree or
certificate at Commencement upon
any student who fails to file such
application before the close of busi-
ness on Wednesday, May 17. If ap-
plication is received later than May
17, your degree or certificate may
not be awarded until next fall.
Candidates for degrees or certifi-
cates may fill out cards at once at
office of the secretary or recorder of
their own school or college (students
enrolled in the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts, College of
Architecture, School of Music, School
of Education, and School of Fores-
try and Conservation, please note
that application blanks may be ob-
tained and filed in the Registrar's Of-
fice, Room 4, University Hall). All
applications for the Teacher's Cer-
tificate should be made at the office
of the School of Education.
Please do not delay unt the last
day, as more than 2,500 diplomas and
certificates must be lettered, signed,
and sealed and we shall be greatly
helped in this work by the early filing
of applications and the resulting
longer period for preparation.
The filing of these applications
does not involve the payment of any
fee whatsoever.
Shirley W. Smith.
Library Hours, April 8 to 15: I
During the SpringRecess the Gen-
eral Library \ill be open as usual
from 7:45 a.m. to 10 p.m, daily, with
the following exceptions: the two
study halls in the building will be
open from 10-12 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.
daily and the Graduate Reading
Rooms from 9-12 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.
The hours of opening of the De-
partmental Libraries will also be 10-
12 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.
Sunday Service will be discontinued
during this period.
Wn. W. Bishop, Librarian.
Academic Notices
Freskmen, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Freshmen may-
not drop courses without E grade
after Saturday, April 8. In adminis-
tering this rule, students with less
than 24 hours of credit are considered
freshmen. Exceptions may be made
in extraordinary circumstances, such
as severe or long continued illness.
E. A. Walter, Assistant Dean.
Students, College of Engineering:
This is the final week for dropping
courses without record. Signatures
of classifiers and instructors should
be obtained before Saturday, April 8.
A. H. Lovell, Secretary.
Sdents, College of Engineerng:

The final day for removal of incom-
pletes will be Saturday, April 8.
A. H. Lovell, Secretary.
Students, 'School of Education:
Courses dropped after today will be
recorded with the grade of E except
under extraordinary circumstances.
No course is considered officially
dropped unless it has been reported
in the office of the Registrar, Room
4, University Hall.
Practice Actuarial Examinatioi,
Part I, will be given Wednesday,
April 12, 2-5, for anyone who desires
to take it.
Prospective Applicants for the Com-
bined Curricula: The final date for
the filing of applications for admis-
sion to the various combined cur-
ricula for September, 1939, is April
20. Application forms may be filled
out in Room 1210 Angell Hall. Medi-

Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the University.
Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the President until 3:30 P.M.;
11:00 A.M. on Saturday.

VOL. XLIX. No. 138

erature with Continental Back-
April 29, 9-12 a.m. English Litera-
ture 1700-1900.
May 3, 2-5 p.m. English Litera-
ture' 1550-1700.
May 6, 9-12 a.m. English Litera-
ture, Beginnings to 1550.
All those intending to take the ex-
aminations should communicate with
me by April 15. N. E. Nelson, Secre-
tary, Committee on Graduate Work.
Seminar in Analysis (Math. 302).
Will meet today at 4 o'clock in 3201
Exhibition, College of Architecture:
The premiated drawings submitted
in the national competition for the
Wheaton College Art Center are be-
ing shown in the third floor Exhibi-
tion Room, College of Architecture.
Open daily, 9 to 4, except Sundays,
through April 19. The public is cor-
dially invited.
Exhibition of Paintings by David
Fredenthal and Helen May, shown
under the auspices of the Ann Arbor
Art Association. Alumni Memorial
Hall, afternoons from 2 to 5, March
24 through April 7.
University Lectures: Dr. Otto Heller,
Dean Emeritus of the Graduate School
of Washington University, St. Louis,
will lecture on "The Meaning of
Goethe" on Tuesday, April 18, at
8:15 p.m. in the Rackham Amphithe-
atre, and on "Ideas and Ideals
Against Facts and Figures in Educa-
tion" on Wednesday, April 19, at
4:15 p.m. in the Rackham Amphithe-
atre under the auspices of the De-
partment of German. The public is
cordially invited.
Events Today
Forestry Assembly: There will be
an assembly of the School of Forestry
and Conservation at 11 a.m. to-
day in the amphitheatre of the
Rackham Building, at which Pro-
fessor Adalbert Ebner of the Univer-
sity of Munich, will speak on "For-
estry in Germany." All students in
the School of Forestry and Conserva-
tion are expected to attend and oth-
ers interested are cordially invited to
do so.
Coming Events
International Center Spring Vaea-
The Center will be open from 8:30
a.m. to 10 p.m. daily throughout va-
Saturday, April 8. Intramural
night. Any foreign students and
their American friends may make
use of the Intramural Building at 8
o'clock p.m. There will be a swim-
ming tournament for both men and
Sunday, April 9. 7 p:m. There
will be an informal social hour. There
will be bridge, other games, and in-
formal singing.
Tuesday, April 11. 8 a.m. The group
will leave by bus for a trip through
Jackson Prison, to a Battle 'Creek
food factory and to the Kellogg Sani-
tarium. Any-students interested in
joining this tour should sign up in
the office of the International Cen-
ter at once-not later than Monday
morning, April 10.
Wednesday, April 12. 2 p.m. A
basketball tournament will be played
at the intramural Building.
Thursday, April 13. 12 noon. The
group will leave Ann Arbor for a trip
through the Starr Commonwealth for
Boys at Albion. Any students in-
terested in joining this tour should
sign up in the office of the Inter-
national Center at once, or not later
than Monday morning, April 10.
Wednesday, April 12. 2 p.m. A
basketball tournament will be played
at the Intramural Building.

Friday, April 14. 10 a.m. The
group will leave the International
Center for a hike. All foreign stu-
dents and their American friends are
invited to join.
8 p.m. There will be the usual
recreation night, including games,
bridge playing, and other info!'mal
Saturday, April 15. 2 p.m. The
Metropolitan O p e r a Company's
broadcast will be listened to in the
lounge of the Center.
J. R. Nelson.
Tau Beta Pi. There will be a regu-
lar dinner meeting at the Union on
Tuesday, April 18, at 6:15 p.m. Pro-
fessor Briggs of the Economics De-
partment will speak on "The Rela-
tion between Accounting and En-
The Michigan Christian Fellow-
ship will not hold its regular Sun-
day meeting on April 9 or 16.
Physical Education, Women Stu-



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