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T-' t I S LL'G1 D AI LY TU"A.MARfl 46.1940


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The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
Congress Wars
On Unemployment ...
ESS THAN two weeks ago 24 Con-
gressmen, Democrats and Republi-
cans, signed a letter inviting all the members
of the House to "join together to carry on an
incessant war on unemployment."
Plans are to be made to continue the confer-
ences without interruption until a program
can be prepared to present to House leaders.
Jerry Voorhis (Dem.-Calif.) leader of the move-
ment to call such a conference said, "everyone
was enthusiastic about making this effort, sur-
prisingly so. The contention that there is no
solution for unemployment is a confession of
bankruptcy. If we pledge ourselves to make
unceasing war on this problem, we will accom-
plish something worth while before we are
through with it."
The letter went on to state that although
more legislation aiming at a progressive solu-
tion of our problems had been initiated in the
last seven years than in any other similar
period, "unemployment had not yet been con-
Congressmen were urged to "forget their
petty differences and join together in this at-
tack on unemployment on the broad plan of
simple devotion to the nation, its institutions
and its people."
N SPITE OF Dorothy Thompson's revelation
that, "there are not so many unemployed.as
many people think," figures indicate that there
are approximately nine millions unemployed at
the present time. According to figures released
by Fortune Magazine's survey, 23 percent of
our population is "outside the going economic
"In the month of December, 1939, factory
production in the United States reached a level
of 130-11 points higher than 1929, according
to the letter the 24 Congressmen signed. "But
the index of employment stood only at 104,
slightly below the 1929 level. In the entire year
of 1939, we produced more goods than were pro-
duced in 1929, but we employed 1,000,000 fewer
workers to do it and we had between nine million
and 11 million unemployed. We had recovery
without re-employment. Under those circum-
stances recovery could not last and production
is now again on the down grade, primarily be-
cause consumer buying power did not keep up
with production and inventories piled up."
THE unemployment problem in the United
States stands out like a "sore thumb" on the
'hand of abundance in this country. That 23
percent of our population should be "outside
the going economic order," is not a condition
to be observed or read about and passed over
lightly with a comment, "too bad, but so what?"
That 24 of our representatives in one of the
highest lawmaking bodies in the United States
should take cognizance of this deplorable situa-
tion in an attempt to find a concrete solution,
is significant and may mark the beginning of
the end of mass unemployment.
- Helen Cornan
Music Comes
To The Masses - - -
THERE is probably nothing more sig-
nificant today in the field of so-
called American culture than the awakening of
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fessional women-have evinced a real .interest
in music (in the "finer" sense of the word).
This sudden interest can be traced directly to a
drive, seemingly assuming nationwide propor-
tions, to popularize works of the great classical
FOR EXAMPLE, according to a proclamation
by Mayor Jeffries, Detroit will observe Mu-
sic Appreciation Week next week. Beginning
today, the Michigan Committee for Music Ap-
preciation will. offer for sale (at a fraction of
the ordinary price) the first of a series of 10
albums of recorded classical music.
This first issue will feature Schubert's Unfin-
ished Symphony. Later albums will include
works of such composers as Brahms, Beethoven,
Franck, Haydn and Mozart.
In order to carry out this scheme, America's
greatest symphony orchestras and some leading
makers of musical instruments have arranged
to produce the recordings without profit or
royalties. The point is, of course, that here is
an excellent opportunity to introduce classical
music to "everyman's" home, and to introduce
it on an unusually wide scale!
Detroit is not alone in doing its bit to spur
the revival. Chicago; for example, instituted
an admirable practice two years ago. Under the
guidance of James C. Petrillo, president of the
Chicago Federation of Musicians, nightly band
concerts have been arranged during the summer
months, to be played free of charge in the now-
famous Grant Park band shell.
Famous symphony orchestras and individual
stars have appeared at these concerts. Lily
Pons, Lawrence Tibbett, Rubinoff and Tosca-
nini have been "among those present." More
than 200,000 wildly enthusiastic Chicagoans
jammed Grant Park for three blocks around
the bandstand to hear Miss Pons. A performance
like that can do more than a little to induce
people to really enjoy classical music.
OTHER cities have taken up the path. Pitts-
burgh, Philadelphia, San Antonio, St. Louis
and others all have their popular band concerts.
California cities have taken the lead in this kind
of entertainment. Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl
and Philadelphia's Robin Hood Dell are indi-
vidual examples of unusual excellence in the
Children's popular concerts constitute another
phase of the general "awakening." Colleges
are helping along with newly-instituted courses
in elementary music appreciation. The rising
generation, taught to appreciate really good mu-
sic, will give the reviva new impetus, and the
recognition it so richly deserves.
- Howard A. Goldman
So The Census
IS Snooping ..
ACTION to Bar Censu Snooping reads
a headline in the Chicago Daily
Tribune. The article which follows assails the
two questions relating to income in the 1940
census. The questions (Nos. 32 and 33 in the
population schedule) require all persons to state
the amount of their 1939 income from salaries
and wages below $5000 and to state whether
they had incomes of more than $50 from sources
other than salaries and wages.
The questions are under fire. A Senate sub-
committee has approved the resolution of Sen-
ator Charles W. Tobey (Rep.-N. H.) which
sought to eliminate them. They have been
scored by legislators and the press for "violating
constitutional rights" and for being "unlawful,
unconstitutional and contrary to sound public
policy." "The people," says Senator Tobey,
"have expressed justified apprehension that the
method used to gain such information will re-
sult in embarrassment and injury to them."
In answer to Senator Tobey's charge it may
be pointed out that this 'type of question is not
new or different from those of previous census
polls. The census of 1890, approved by President
Harrison, required information as to homes
which are under mortgage, amount of mortgage
debt, value of property mortgaged, whetherf
mortgaged in whole 'or in part of. the purchase
money for the same, or for other purposes, and
the rates of interest paid upon mortgage loans.
The census of 1900, of 1910, and of 1920 all
included questions on home ownership or rental,

and if owner, free or mortgaged. The census.
of 1930 under President Hoover not only called
for information on home owned or rented,
value of home if owned, or monthly rental, if
rented, but also called for information as to
whether or not there was a radio 'set in the
FACTS gathered from such questions on pre-
vious census reports have served their pur-
pose in providing badly needed data, One of
the fields where the income statistics are vitally
important is unemployment. The special unem-
ployment census of 1937 is the best measure
we have so 'far of the number of totally unem-
ployed. But these statistics are only partly
complete, for they measure only those absolutely
unemployed and include no indication of those
inadequately employed.
Enough work to keep a man off the rolls of
the strictly unemployed is not necessarily
enough work to keep him fed. The best possible
way to measure the adequacy of employment
is the amount of income which the person re-
ceives from it. This, tabulated with age, occupa-
tion, locality, and the other figures in the reg-
ular census will be one of the most important
keys to the unemployment situation.
The income inquiries will be useful in other
fields, despite the relative inadequacy of the
$5000 ceiling. (This classifies all incomes over
that sum under the general heading "over
$5000.") The facts obtained will be used in
computing national income. They will be used
in classifying population according to high or
low income groups, and in showing the relation-
ships of increases in population and in lack
of education to these groups. They will show'
to what extent the American people are increas-
ing their incomes with age, and to what extent

WE HAVE received our semi-annual report
from G. H. Smith, M. A., Ph.D., of New York
City, New York. Dr. Smith is a ghost writer
who caters to college students. A comparison
of the prospectuses which he sends out to under-
graduates and to graduates is most illuminating;
no ordinary mortal is Ghostwriter Smith, for he
well understands the differences between the
undergraduate and the graduate mind.
The undergraduate bulletin is brash and play-
ful, full of the old pepper. Most of it is in caps,
("Doc" Smith, Ghost Par Excellence) WILL BE
The bottom half of the page is covered with
a list of the subjects which Doctor Smith feels
that he is capable of covering. There are forty-
five subjects by actual count (not including the
et ceteras), including Botany, Psychopathology,
International Relations, and Nursing.
THE ANNOUNCEMENT which is angled for
graduate students is far more sober and
factual, as it should be. "Doc" Smith is meta-
morphosed into G. Hitchcock Smith, M. A.,
Ph.D. He says, "I have composed during recent
years as many as sixty-five M. A. theses, and
fifteen Ph.D. dissertations. I can handle a the-
sis in any field; and many of them have been
built up entirely on my own research." Then he
gets down to business.
It goes like this: "A complete job: I follow
a 'format', if the student sends one. The thesis
is built up with: Preface or introduction, body
in chapter by chapter form; concluding chapter
and summary; complete, classified bibliogra-
phy; footnotes, four to six a page, or whatever
is adequate for the subject matter; question-
naires administered if necessary; quotes are run
in foreign languages, Fr., Germ., Latin, Ital.,
and Spanish, if necessary; primary sources are
utilized, such as treaties, State documents, let-
ters, etc. . .:
How much? "My charges are undoubtedly
the most reasonable of any ghost writer in the
country. Charges are based, for one thing, on
my background, which is broad and rich. Sec-
ond, the charge is based upon the time the
customer allows me to do the job in. I have
written an M. A. in the scope of five days; but
because of the strain and night work involved
the charge has been much higher. I have writ-
ten some theses for as low as $25.00; while others
have cost as much as $300.00."
A LL manner of fruitful suggestions sprang into
Gulliver's mind when he was reading
through these reports. In the first place, note
that Dr. Smith is qualified to do a doctoral
dissertation on Adolescent Psychology. Fine. Let
Dr. Smith apply to the Guggenheim Foundation
for a Fellowship. He will of course be recom-
mended by all those former clients of his who
are now instructors and professors in accred-
ited American universities. With the Guggen-
heim grant he will be able to retire from active
service for a year or two in order to devote
himself to a study of the psychology of those
adolescents who have applied to him for help.
What a monograph he could produce! It would
be a contribution to American anthropology
comparable only to such master works as Sum-
ner's Folkways-documented (in seven lan-
guages, both living and dead), footnoted (four
to six per page), and backed by a bibliography
which will include every volume acquired by the
Library of Congress for the past seven years.
We will have the American mind at our finger-
Another suggestion: let a chair of Ghostwrit-
ing be established at some reputable school,

preferably one in the same class as the Univer-
sity of Chicago. It will be endowed by the Rosi-
crucians, the Rotarians, the American Legion,
and the American Association for the Advance-
nent of Science, and will be entitled the Warren
Gamaliel Harding Chair of Literary Substitu-
tion. The Professor will of course be Dr. Smith,
and he will endeavor to train younger men to
carry on in both the practice and, teaching of
1 WILL BE objected that the establishment
of departments of Ghostwriting at our major
universities will lead to the establishment of an
intellectual elite-for obviously the young intel-
lectual who goes in for a ghostwriting career
will have to be intimately familiar with The One
Hundred Best Books, as well as with new intel-
lectual developments such as Basic English,
World Federation, and Extra-Sensory Percep-
tion; his doctoral dissertation will have to be a
masterpiece. But the answer is simple: the stu-
dent of ghostwriting will hire someone else to
do his Ph.D. thesis.
In fact, we may eventually look forward to
the day when everybody will be doing every-
body else's work, and nobody will be doing his
own work. As long as everybody is happy and
rich and nobody has to think ...
ment of the person or persons to whom such
information relates.
The value and justice of the new questions
have been pointed out by W. L. Austin, Director
of the Census, in a letter to the New York Timnes:
"The censuses of the United States,
through 150 years, have made available the
most complete and accurate statistical rec-

VIEWPOINTS..... The Working Press
dormant Interfraternity Council highly recommended to get on the
way ad es here. honor roll.
NOW HELL WEEK is nearly over. Heartening it is to see that a large 6) Offer to wash the professor's
Hell Week. The very name is number of our own Greek groups car, put up his storm windows or do
sanguinary. What is its purpose? Is are coming to believe this. Fewer of any little job around the house, but
it supposed to teach humility? That's them observe the period in the tra- don't accept money for the work.
doubtful. ditional fashion. Nor is the period 7) Apple polishing procedure in
Humility is fine-provided it's not quite as full of hell-raising as it classrooms includes sitting in the
brow-beaten humility. Hazing will used to be. The sting is going out front row, responding to professional
of the Hell portion of Hell Week. humor with loud, hearty guffaws and
never instill the admirable type. Haz- Publicity of neophytes' nerve-wrack- liberal use of big words. This is im-
ing will instill only vindictiveness. ing experiences and "cute" forms of portant-never use a two-syllable
Thus is the cycle made vicious. You- punishment and bedevilment are on word where a five-syllable word will
beat-on-me-I-beat-on-the-next-suc- the wane. For which, Praise Allah! do.
ker. Put the paddles away! 8) Carry a lot of big reference
We've been hazed and we're not - Louisiana State Reveille looks around. This is tremendously
unhappy about it. It can be sport. impressive and is worth an A-minus
But it cannot be sport when it be- in any class.
comes perverted or is carried to ex- Down With Books ) . . Ifyous
tremes. There is no cause for as- 9) If you must close your eyes
signing menial duties for the pure CCORDING TO A recent release while in deep thought, wrinkle your
puposegm o eldtlig r the edne from the Associated Collegiate forehead and otherwise look worried
purpose of belittling the hazed ones. o h rfso a e h rn
Press, the editor of a Mid-Western or the professor may get the wrong
Stanford University last December college newspaper has given advice impression-and grade accordingly.
called hazing "the harassment of an to its readers on just how or how - Daily Texan
idividual in order to make him look not to get a straight-A average. The
ridiculousin the public eye."Theeditor, of course, didn't make any Float The NYA
occasion was the attempt, by Stan- guarantees with his suggestions, in
ford's Interfraternity Council, to out- that he found for himself that the )F ALL the New Deal alphabetical
law Hell Week. advice didn't always worK. soup, perhaps the least criticized
The council there believes-riguly At any rate, he listed the following: is the National Youth Administration.
so, it would seem-that much could 1) Don't give your professors ap- Under the NYA student work pro-
be done to eliminate the injurious Ales. Too obvious. gram, 500,000 needy students are
practice by strengthening fraternity 2) Find out his hobby and follow working in approximately 26,500
initiation regulations. Toward this this up with well-planned questions schools and 1,697 colleges. The out-
end, it has adopted some interesting to draw him out. of-school program of NYA employs
rules governing Hell Week: 3) If the entire class walks out of 286,000 young people on public works
"That this period, in all its pub- the classroom when the professor is projects.
licity and use, be known as Initiation ten minutes late, be the only one to There are still over four million
Period; adequate measures must be wait, even if it's half an hour. This young people between the ages of
taken to safeguard the health of the procedure is good for a B-plus any 16 and 24 out of work. Yet, by a cut
initiates. This includes reasonable day. in NYA and CCC appropriations,
food, six hours of sleep in every 24, 4) Always greet an instructor thousands of them will be discharged
and no unreasonable physical treat- pleasantly, never using his first name from employment in those programs.
ment; adequate measures must be but a cheery "Good morning, profes- At the same time our military and
taken to safeguard the scholarship sor." naval budgets are being increased
of the initiates. Study periods shall 5) When sitting at the faculty ta- enormously. The cost of a small part
be provided of not less than two ble in the dining hall or walking of these armaments will more than
hours per day; there shall be no haz- about the administration building, cover any adequate NYA program.
ing of neophytes." always walk with your head down as Granted that armaments are im-
This is a mighty reasonable pro- if in deep thought, pondering some portant, equally important for na-
gram and one which might easily weighty problems in mathematics or tional welfare is the morale of youth.
be adopted or adapted by a rather philosophy, for instance. This is - Wisconsin Cardinal

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bring their textbooks to class today a
and Tuesday. i
Karl Litzenberg t
Make-up examination in Geology B
130 will be postponed from Saturday, f
March 16, to Saturday, March 23.
History 12, Lecture II: Examina-
tion, Thursday, March 21, 10 a.m. Mr.
Stanton's and Mr. Spoelhof's sections
will meet in Room 1035 Angell Hall. b
All other sections will meet in Natur- i
al Science Auditorium.U
Landscape Architecture Exhibit of V{
plans and photographs of examples s
of the work of professional landscape
architects and planners from New
York to Hawaii is on display in the i
exhibition hall of the Architecture i
Building. It will be open until the j
end of next week. Of special inter- o
est are the plans of the International
Peace Garden in North Dakota and
Manitoba, a plantation village ind
Hawaii, New York City parks, etc. A
Today's Events L
The Angell Hall. Observatory will t
be open to the public from 9:00 to g
10:00 tonight. The moon and the
planet Venus will be shown through
the telescopes. Children must be ac-
companied by adults.
International Center: The second;
conference on international educa-
tion will be held this afternoon at the
Center from 2 to 4 o'clock. The prob-
lems formulated by the committeey
of which Mr. Maluf is chairman, willt
be discussed by the representatives of
the faculties of foreign schools and
colleges who constitute the confer-E
ence. Others interested in educa-
tional problems are welcome to at-T
Suomii Club meeting at internation-
al Center tonight at 8:00. All Fin-
nish students and friends invited.
University Girls' Glee Club: Re-
hearsal this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in
the Game Room of the League. All1
members are to meet at 3:30 tomor-
row afternoon in the Game Room for
a short rehearsal before the concert.
Finals of the All-Campus Fencing
Tournament will take place at the I-M
Building today at 4:15 p.m. in the
auxiliary gym. All interested are in-
Graduate Students, and other stu-
dents interested, are invited to listen
to a radio broadcast by the Metropoli-
tan Opera Company of Wagner's
opera "Faust" to be given today
at 1:50 p.m. in the Men's Lounge of
the Rackham Building. This is the
last broadcast of the season.

women interested in lower cost hous- ti
rg and other economic and social mm
dvantages of cooperative living are p
invited to attend an informal tea at b
he Alice F. Palmer Cooperative
House at 1511 Washtenaw today,
rom 2 to 5 p.m. Call 2-2218 for fur- c
her information.
Coming Events N
German Table for Faculty Mem-
bers will meet Monday at 12:10 p.m.
n the Founders' Room, Michigan
Union. All faculty members interest-
d in speaking German are cordially
invited. There will be a brief infor-C
mal talk by Professor Norman L. S
Willey on "Sealsfield-Muenchhau-
Seminar in Bacteriology will meet J
n Room 1564 East Medical Building D
Monday, March 18, at 8:00 p.m. Sub-
ect: "Vitamins and Bacterial Metab-
olism." All mnterested are invited.
Economics Club meeting on Mon-
day, March 18, 7:45 p.m., Rackham
Amphitheatre. Professor W. H.t
Wynne. will. speak on "Problems of .
Dominion-ProvincialFinancial Rela-
tions in Canada." Staff members and
graduate students in Economics and
Business Administration are cordially
Tau Beta Pi: The time of the meet-
ing Sunday has been changed to 3:00
Fellowship of Reconciliation meef,
Monday at 7 p.m. in Lane Hall. ThereJ
will be a discussion of group medita-
Perspectives: meeting of the staff of
editors and the advisory board at the
Student Publications Building on
Monday evening, March 18, at 7:30
for the purpose of judging entries in
the story contest.
Graduate Outing Club will meet on
Sunday, March 17, at 2:30 p.m. in the
rear of the Rackham Building. Pro-
gram dependent on the weather, with
skating at the Coliseum. Supper at
the club rooms, All graduate stu-
dents, faculty and alumni invited.
International Center: President
Walter L. Wright, Jr., president of
Robert College and the Istanbul Wo-
men's College, of Istanbul, Turkey,
will speak Sunday evening at 7 p.m.
on his experiences and observations
in the recent earthquake of which
he was an eye witness. Monday eve-
ning, March 18, technicolor and sound
pictures will be shown of the Shen-
andoah National Park.
The Michigan Wolverine social hour
Sunday night will feature a St. Pat-
ricks Day Sugradh (Gaelic for frolic).
The S.cheaza eSit of Rnimskv Kor-

Jon of the Faculty Women's Club will
Beet on Monday, March 18, at 7:45
.m. in the Michigan Union. Hus-
ands of the members will be guests.
Mr. Harold S. Gray, World War
onscientious objector, will speak on
Facing Conscription," at 8:30 p.m.
aunday, March 17, in Room 316 of the
Aichigan Union, under the sponsor-
hip of the Fellowship of Reconcilia-
ion. The public is cordially invited.
First Methodist Church. Morning
Worship Service at 10:40 a.m. Dr.
C. W. Brashares will preach on "Palm
Stalker Hall: Student Class at 9:45
a.m. at Stalker Hall to be led by Prof.
John L. Brumm. Wesleyan Guild
neeting at 6 p.m. Supper and Fel-
owship hour followed by the meet-
ng at 7 p.m. Prof. Leonard Gregory
will illustrate, with records, parts of
Verdi's "Requiem." Summaries of
the discussion groups will also be
given. The Verdi Requiem will be
sung Tuesday evening, March 19, at
8:15 in the First Methodist Church.
The public is cordially invited.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church:
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion;
9:00 a.m. Confirmation Breakfast,
Harris Hall; 11:00 a.m. Morning
Prayer and Sermon by the Reverend
Hlenry Lewis; 11:00 a.m. Junior
Church; 11:00 a.m. Kindergarten,
larris Hall: 8:00 p.m. Students will
meet at Harris Hall to go in a group
to the Michigan Union to hear Mr.
Harold Gray speak on "Facing Con-
First Church of Christ, Scientist:
Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Sub-
ject, "Substance."
Sunday School at 11:45 a.m. A free
lecture on "Christian Science, The
Religion of Spiritual Light," by Judge
Samuel Greene C.S.B. at the Masonic
Temple, Sunday afternoon at 3:30.
Student Evangelical Chapel serv-
ices for Sunday, March 17, will be
conducted by Dr. J. C. De Korne, the
Director of Missions of the Christian
Reformed Church, at 10:30 a.m. and
7:30 p.m. in the Michigan League
Chapel. All students invited.
Disciples Guild (Church of Christ):
10:45 a.n. Morning Worship. Rev.
Fred Cowin, Minister.
6:30 p.m. Mrs. Grace Sloan Over-
ton, noted author and lecturer, will
speak to the Guild on the topic, "Pre-
paration for Marriage and Home
A discussion will follow the address.
All students welcome.
Unitarian Church: 11 a.m. "The
Grapes of Wrath and the Last Sup-
per," sermon by Rev. Marley.
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