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Editorial Staff

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Morton L. Linder . .
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Dennis Flanagan
John N. Canavan
Ann Vicary . .
Mel Fineberg .
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Managing Editor
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. Associate Editor
. Associate Editor
*Associate Editor
*Associate Editor
. Women's Editor
. Sports Editor
Paul R. Park
Ganson P. Taggart
Zenovia Skoratko
. -Jane Mowers
Harriet S. Levy

The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
Meet You In
The End Zone!
T OOTBALU TICKETS have been dis-
tributed again, leaving students
wondering just what role they play in the plans
of the athletic.administration..
The Michigan football team is a student organ-
ization, participating in .'student. athletic pro-
grams, presumably for the improvement of
physical .health and 'the entertainment of Uni-
versity men and women.
But every year the tickets for the games are
distributed in a manner inconsistent with these
confessed ideals of the athletic administration.
Students will sit in seats in outlying sections,
while the 50 yard line tickets are handed out in
a more mysterious manner.
There are some 11,000 members of the student
body to accommodate in. a stadium that has
seated 93,000 persons. And yet student tickets
for the Michigan State game have been located
once again in the'least desirable sections. Some
of them are in the poorest reserved seat areas
Behavior in the past has shown that the loca-
tion of students' seats is better or worse accord-
ing to the number of cash customers that are
expected to attend the game.
More consideration for the student body in
athletic policies and less for alumni bond-
holders and prominent men would be welcomed
in the future.
-Paul Chandler
Poland's Error
Would the Poles fight? The question was on
everybody's lips a few weeks ago, when the
world was wondering whether the essential pro-
viso in the contract with the British and French
would be met. The answer has been written in
blood and with such tragic emphasis that an'
who doubted must redden with shame.
There has been time to analyze the Poles'
"failure." Their error, it seems, was merely a
blind but unforgettable heroism. Their high
command placed "overgreat reliance on the
Polish soldiers' dashing temperament." It
manned the whole long frontier as "a token to
all the world that reborn Poland was determined
to fight for her independence anywhere ar
Yes, the Poles have been imprudent, prob-
ably. But their conduct in these last days in
the "islands of resistance" which have been so
futile militarily will, as example and symbol,
serve the useful purpose of keeping stout the
heart of Britain and France in the dark trying
months ahead. Truly these were a people worth
fighting for. It was one of nature's cruelties
that immediate relief was barred, and the Poles
themselves probably realized that their fight was
to be fought alone. This was a part of their
courage. That searching question asked on the
radio by Mayor Starzinski of Warsaw, as guns
roared at the stricken city's gates-"When will
Britain and France give such aid to Poland as
will save us from the fury of German barbar-
ism?"-not soon will it cease ringing in the ears
of Poland's allies. The aid, necessarily, comes
late. It does not restore the dead, make well the
wounded, or halt the hand of destruction. But
none will question again whether Poles fight for

- Ntoe
Hewood Broun
This is to comment upon myself to new readers
of the Michigan Daily.
First of all, I was born in Brooklyn. That isn't
precisely notable but combined with other cir-
cumstances it helps out. You see, I moved to

able citizens from

New York at the age of
eleven months and five days.
It was a wise decision and
I have remained there ever
since. That practically makes
me eligible for membership
in the small band of New
Yorkers who were actually
born there.
Notoriously New Y o r k
draws many aggressive and
other parts of the country,

and, in order to make room for them, the natives
have to move out. These folk from the far-
flung kingdoms take the island from the New
Yorkers just as the Dutch bargained it away
from the Indians. I would never have been
allowed' to remain but for the fact that they
said, "After all, he's only a Brooklynite."
In presenting my credentials it will be possible
to skip all the early harrowing years of infancy
and adolescence. I'm saving that up for a
novel. Upon leaving school I went to Harvard
and remained four years but I was not graduated
at the end of the period. The trouble was ele-
mentary French and it has not yet been con-
quered in spite of a year spent with the A.E.F. as
a war correspoindent.
'Call Me Uncle'
For two summers before getting out of college
I worked on New York newspapers during the
summer. This makes me a veteran of more than
twenty years and the youngsters around the
office call me Uncle Heywood.
In the beginning it was my intention to leave
some doubt about my age in the hope that
through the confusion I might get a break. But
havirig said so much I might go through in order
to quiet the rumor that I am eighty. I was born
in 1888, but unfortunately late in the year.
.If anybody bobs up to ask why all these dull
details should be given in a column for the
Michigan Daily I can only say that "It Seems To
Me" is by design a personal column. The opin-
ions about men and affairs which will be ven-
tured from time to time are wholly my own. No-
body else should be blamed. I purpose to say
what I think. Of course, I could be wrong. That
has happened.
After college I was a headline writer and base-
ball reporter for several seasons for The New
York Tribune. I first got the sports job when
the regular man was taken sick.
After I had done three years of baseball
stories, the dramatic critic of the paper became
very ill and I became a reviewer. Within a year
the book critic contracted a lingering malady
and I got that job too. It almost seemed as if
I were a sort of Typhoid Mary.
A Dog' Life

By Young Culliver
The school year has started, the war has
started, the Daily has started, and Young Gulli-
ver is off on a campaign of grumbling, dissatis-
faction, and noisy discontent with the status quo.
This column business is quite a racket. It
hay reached the point where anyone who ever
happened to guess right on any given event (say
the.Louis-Pastor fight) finds himself pounding
out his daily stint of prophesy and foreboding.
And it's really amazing what you can get away
with. Thus we all heard that leading lady
oracle, Dorothy Thompson, wind up her radio
talk in the first days of September with the fol-
lowing gem: "Of this, however; I am certain.
There will be NO WAH."
The Other Kind
And then there is of course the other kind of
columnist; he doesn't trace his ancestry, like
Thompson, back to the windy nonsense of Mark
Sullivan and Walter Lippmann. He peddles a
snappy inside story every day, a la Walter Win-
chell: "the boys around the State Department
are whispering that Cordell Hull is going to
. . ." and so on. Of course, his acquaintance
with Washington's insiders may be limited to
the soda jerker at Liggett's, but his readers
never know that.
Now the point is simple. All you have to do
is to write with the proper pomposity, inject an
occasional bit of inside information, and you be-
come not only a Great Man, but what is even
better, an Expert. So don't be surprised to see
a brilliant analysis of the war situation in the
near future by Major General Gulliver.
BUS y Complaining
Meantime, :however, Young Gulliver expects
to be busy complaining about Europe and Ann
Arbor, acting on the assumption that the good
things in life usually don't need much attention,
but that the bad things and the wrong guys need
a regular kicking around. Therefore a good deal
of this column's space will be taken up with in-
vective against those "statesmen" who are re-
sponsible for the mess in Europe, and with at-
tacks upon those local politicos who are more
interested in lining their own pockets than in
lining the stomachs of the populace. Gulliver
hopes to get his licks in on every interesting situ-
ation that pops up.
For today, then, Y.G. will sidestep discussion
of Europe.Instead we will conclude with a little
story about college life, which is funny even
though it is apocryphal. It concerns Prof. Edwin
Berry Burgum of NYU, a well known critic, who
was lecturing to one of his classes. It was the
first class meeting of the year, and the stu-
dents were mostly freshmen. Professor Burgum
spoke very well, but with an odd inflection,
almost an accent. When the class was over, a
daring freshman girl cornered Burgum and said
boldly, "Professor Burgum, I am very interested
in accents. Might I akwhat snrtofa+ nn+' onrnn+

Drew Pearso
WASHINGTON-Goverment offi-
cials privately are debating the neces--
sity of muffling radio equipment on
all belligerent vessels when they come
into U.S. waters.
In discussing this, officials observe'
diplomatic niceties and refer only to'
"Country A" and "Country B," but
what they really mean is a situation
like the following:
A German merchant vessel lying in
a U.S. port observes the departure of
a British vessel loaded with cotton,
oil or other raw materials of war.
The German vessel radios to a sub-
marine, some of which are now in
U.S. waters, giving a description of
the ship, its cargo, time of departure
and other essential information.
Result of these communications is
to increase the hazard already en-
countered by British shipping from
German submarines, and to place
this country in the position of aiding
in a strikingly unneutral act.
The radio-muffling would have to
be done not only to German ships,
however, but to ships of all bellig-
Embargo Line-Up
The arms embargo battle opened in
the Senate with a clear majority for
repeal, but with the final outcome
still very much in doubt.
Most significant thing about it was
the Administration's painful and last
minute discovery that the scrap was
going to be a lot tougher than ex-
When the President issued his call,
the private feeling in the inner White
House circle was that there would
be relatively little difficulty. about
lifting the embargo. This view pre-
vailed up to the time the Senate
convened, when it was quickly dis-
To the surprise of Administration-
ites, they learned that four Republi-
cans they had counted on were on the
other side, and certain other Repub-
licans and Democrats who also had
been listed as sure repealers were
balancing on the fence and refusing
to commit themselves. None would
give any definite reason for his un-
certainty, but they indicated they
were much impressed by the pre-
ponderance of the mail they were
getting against repeal.
A secret investigation of this mail
now under way indicates that a con-
siderable portion of it is coming from
Coughlin, Bund, and foreign sources.
But much of it is not inspired, is
motivated entirely by fear that tam-
pering with the neutrality law will
open the way to involving the coun-
try in the European conflict.
No Party Lines
Also significant is the disjointing
of party and factional lines over the
On the Republican side the leaders
are widely split, McNary and Van-
denberg against repeal, Austin and
Taft favoring it. The Democrats,
for the first time since 1937, are
muchamore unified, although they,
too, have a few big-name dissenters.
Most of the anti-New Dealers, par-
ticularly from the South, are backing
Roosevelt-to the private, amused
cmbarrassment of both factions. They
have called each other so many
names in the past that they are a
little nervous at the idea of playing
ball together.
Note:-The announcement of the
isolationists that they do not intend
to filibuster should be taken with a
large grain of salt. Their ,whole

strategy is to stall for time, on the
theory that the longer the fight lasts
the better their chances of making
Gentlemen's War
Inside reports from U.S. military
ibservers in Europe are that the
Nazis have not taken off the gloves
yet. American strategists are calling
this a gentleman's war.
So far no poison gas has been used,
no liquid flame, nor any of the other
modern military inventions which
can make warfare so terrible.
The Germans are reported to have
a disintegrating ray which explodes
enemy armor when in fixed position
at a range of six miles. Allied mili-
tary circles also have been worried
for more than a year because of a
new radio beam supposed to have
been developed by the Nazis which
can freeze an enemy airplane motor
while in flight.
Inside reason why the Nazis have
kept their gloves on is the neutrality
debate in the U.S. Congress. The
Germans are playing an extremely
careful game as far as American pub-
lic opinion is concerned. The last
thing they want is a wave of resent-
ment in the United States which{
would compel the lifting of the arms,
The sightseers don't know it, but'
every group of them which tours the{
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Smoking in University Buildings:
Attention is called to the general ruleE
that smoking is prohibited in Univer-
sity buildings except in private of-
fices and assigned smoking rooms
where precautions can be taken and
control exercised. This is neither a
mere arbitrary regulation nor an at-1
tempt to meddle with anyone's per-
sonal habits. It is established and
enforced solely with the purpose of
preventing fires. In the last seven
years, 30 of the total of 80 fires re-
ported, or 37 per cent, were caused by
cigarettes or lighted matches. To be"
effective, the rule must necessarily
apply to bringing lighted tobacco in-
to or through University buildings and
to the lighting of cigars, cigarettes,
and pipes within buildings-includ-
ing such lighting just previous to go-
ing outdoors. Within the last few
years a serious fire was started at the
exit from the Pharmacology building
by the throwing of a still lighted
match into refuse waiting removal at
the doorway. If the rule is to be en-
forced at all, its enforcement must
begin at the building entrance. Fur-
ther, it is impossible that the rule
should be enforced with ode class of
persons if another class of persons
disregards it. It is a disagreeable
and thankless task to "enforce" al-
most any rule. This rule against the
use of tobacco within buildings is per-
haps the most thankless- and difficult
of all, unless it has the willing sup-
port of everyone concerned. *An ap-
peal is made to all persons using the
University buildings--staff ,members,
students and others-to contribute
individual cooperation to this effort
to protect University buildings against
This statement is inserted at the
request of the Conference of Deans.
Shirley W. Smith.
New Graduate & udents: All stu-
dents registering in the Graduate
School this semester for the first time
are required to write a general ex-
amination. The examination will be
given two times on September 30;
once at 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and repeated
at 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Lecture
Hall of thetRackham Building. You
must be sure to take the examina-
tionat one of these periods, either in
the morning or in the afternoon, un-
less excused by the Dean. The length
of the period listed for the examina-
tion indicates the overall time limit.
Many of you will finish earlier. Pre-
vious preparation is not necessary.
This is intended as an aid to your de-
partmental advisers but principally
to assist you individually in yourfu-
ture work. It is one of the syste-
matic methods of self-analysis with
which you should be familiar: An in-
dividual report will be made.
Two pencils will be all the equip-
ment needed. The use of ink is not
Please be on time. C. S. Yoakum.
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts, School of Music, and School
of Education: Students who received
marks of I or X at the close of their
last term of attendance (viz., semes-
ter or summer session, will receive a
grade of E in the course unless this
work is made up and reported to this
office by Oct. 25. Students wishing
an extension of time should file a
petition addressed to the appropriate
official in their school with Room 4
U.H. where it will be transmitted.
Robert L. Williams, Asst. Registrar.
Rules Governing Participation in
Public Activities Effective September,
Participation in Public Activities.
Participation in a public activity is
defined as service of any kind on a
committee or a publication, in a pub-
lic performance or a rehearsal, or in
holding office or being a candidate
for office in a class or other student
organization. This list is not intend-
ed to be exhaustive, but merely is

indicative of the character and scope
of the activities included.
Certificate of Eligibility. At the
beginning of each semester and sum-
mer session every student shall be
conclusively presumed to be ineligible
for any public activity until his eli-
gibility is affirmatively established by
obtaining from the Chairman of the
Committee on Student Affairs, in the
Office of the Dean of Students, a
Certificate of Eligibility. Participa-
tion before the opening of the first
semester must be approved ashat any
other time.
Before permitting any students to
participate in a public activity (see
definition of Participation above), the
chairman or manager of such activity
shall (a) require each applicant to
present a certificate of eligibility; (b)
ign his initials on the back of' such
certificate and (c) file with the
Chairman of the Committee on Stu-
dent Affairs the names of all those

TUESDAY, SEPT. 26, 1939
VOL. XLX. No. 2

Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the University.
Copy received at the office of the Summer Session until 3:30 p.m.; 11:00 a.m. Saturday

first semester shall be effective until
March 1.
Probation and Warning. Students
on probation or the warned list are
forbidden to participate in any public
Eligibility, First Year. No fresh-
man in his first semester of residence
may be granted a Certificate of Eli-
A freshman, during his -second se-
mester of residence, may be granted a
Certificate of Eligibility provided he
has completed 15 hours or more of
work with (1) at least one mark of A
or B .and with no mark of less than
C, or (2) at least 212 times as many
honor points as hours and with no
mark Pf "E. (A-4 points, B-3,i C-2,
D-1, E-0).
Any student in his first semester,
of residence holding rank above that
of freshman may be granted a Cer-
tificate -of Eligibility if he was ad-
mitted to the University in good
Eligibility, General. In order to re-
ceive a Certificate of Eligibility a stu-
dent mist have earned at least 11
hours of academic credit in the pre-
ceding semester, or 6 hours of aca-
demic credit in the preceding 4unm-
mer sesskin, with an average of at
least C, and have at least a C average
for- his entiire academic career.,
Unreported grades and 'grades of
X and I are to be interpreted .s rE
until removed in accordance with
University, regulations. If - in the
opinion of the Committee on Student
Affairs th X or I cannot be removed
promptly, he parenthetically report-
ed grade may be used in place of the
X or I in computing the average.
. Students who are ineligible under
Rule V may participate only after
having receiV d special permission of
(he Committee on Student Affis.
Special Students. Special students
are prohibited -irom particip4Ue in
any public actidty except by' special
permission of th qommitteW -on St
dent Affairs.. -
Extramural Ativities. Students
who, are ineligible to 4articipate in
public activities within the Univer-
sity are prohibitej from taking part
in other activities-of a similar nature,
except by -specia permission of the
Committee on- Sudent Affairs.-
Physical .Disability. Students ex-
cused fromt gymnnaium work -on -ac-
count of physical incapacity are for-
bidden to take part in any public
activity, except by special permission
of the Committee on Student Affairs.
In order to obtain snch permission, a
.tudent may in gany case be required
to present a written recommendation
from the University Health Sertice."
General. Whenever in the opinion
of the Committee on Student Affairs,
or in the opinion Pf, the Dean of the
School or College in which the stu-
dent is enrolled, participation in a
public activity may be detrimental
to his college work, the committee
may decline to grant a student the
privilege of participation in such ac-
Special Permission. The special
permission to participatein public ac-
tivities in exception of Rules V, VI,-
VII, VIII, will be granted. by the
Committee on Student Affairs only
upon the positive recommendation.
of the Dean of the School or College
to which the student belongs.
Discipline. Cases of violation, of
these rules will be reported to the
proper disciplinary authority for ac-
Officers, Chairmen and Managers.
Officers, chairmen and managers of
committees and projects who violate

the Rules Governing Participation in
Public Activities may be directed to
appear before the Committee on Stu-
dent Affairs to explain their negli-
Rooms With Pianos. Residents of
Ann Arbor who have pianos available
for student practice, are respectfully
requested to list such rooms at the
office of the School of M&usic. Please
call Mrs. Farkas, phone 7513.
The Hillel Foundation is offering
a scholarship of $150. Application
blanks and information may be se-
cured at the Foundation. Only mem-
bers of the Foundation are eligible
for the scholarship.
Academic Notices
Graduate Students: Dr. V. E. Hull,
Examiner in Foreign Languages for
the doctorate, will be in hisoffice, 120
Rackham Building, from 1:30 to
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Fri-
day each week.

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