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NIGHT EDITOR: HERVIE HAUFLER
The editorials published in The Michigan
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And Crimes ...
ALARMING IS THE REALIZATION
that, in spite of the fact that youth
today is accomplishing more than the youth of
any other generation, the 16-20 year age group
is responsible for more serious crimes in the
United States than any other four-year age
Information to this effect was made public
last week in a research report by Dr. William
Draper Lewis, director of the American Law In-
Not only did the report reveal that the young-
er generation participated in a large proportion
of the serious crimes, but that the same age
group is responsible for a comparatively small
proportion of the minor offenses against the
law. Put together, these two revelations do
much to disprove the generally accepted doc-
trince that people of this age, of both sexes, are
usually tried for minor violations of the law and
only tend to become serious offenders later in
Do these facts mean that youth has lost its
faith in life? In society? In the democratic
principles for which this nation stands? Should
the nation, because of this report, lose its faith
in youth? How are we to explain the results
found in this study?
Analyzing the underlying conditions which
might be responsible for the breakdown of
youth's character, we find in society's changing
atmosphere many degrading factors. Coupled
with the increasingly complicated structure of
our dynamic society, the economic and social
pressure exerted by the depression has produced
its effects on the lives of the nation's children.
Science and invention have opened the door
to the highest living standard in the world for
th e people of the United States. The ability to
use the tools of these inventions has trailed their
adoption, however, and we cannot create enough
jobs to keep our entire populace at work and
thus distribute the fruits of production. The
resulting depressions, or widespread increased
unemployment, may be blamed, directly or in-
directly, for practically all of the more serious
crimes among the 16 to 20 age group. It is the
sudden lowering of the living standard that
causes such crimes as robbery, auto-theft, lar-
ceny, receiving stolen property, burglary, and
the carrying of dangerous weapons.
Unemployment presents the leisure time prob-
lem and lack of knowledge on the use of leisure
timne marks the path to crime and its disasters.
Tb the necessity of latter marriages caused by
lack of emiloyment and the chance to become
established in life may be attributed the serious
sexual crimes of youth.
Just how serious is this percentage of youth-
ful offenders? Statistically, according to the
report, although the population in this age group
is- only slightly more than 13 per cent of the total
population, 15 years old, or above, the group is
responsible for- from one-third to one-half of
the crimes listed above.
Tabulations of the Federal Bureau of Investi-
gation show that while youth was responsible
for only about 12 per cent of the murder cases
in the United States, male youth figured in 27.9
per cent of the robberies and female youth in
20.3 per cent. For burglary their respective per-
centages were 39.5 and 27.4; for larceny 20.6 and
To The Editor:
There have been frequent expressions of opin-
ion in The Daily as to the pending contest be-
tween Russia and Finland. Perhaps you will
find space in your columns for a clipping from
the Baltimore Sun, setting forth a point of the
Young Communist League of the United States
which, if it is not convincing, is at least illumin-
And while we are on the subject of Finland,
a great many of your readers would have their
curiosity satisfied if The -Daily could inform
them who the delegates were from the University
of Michigan at the recent meeting of the Ameri-
can Student Union and what position they took
UPOfl the resolution considered in that conven-
tion on the subject of- Finland.
The excerpt from the Baltimore Sun is ap-
Very truly yours,
Tfiree hundred votes for the Soviet Union were
voiced last night after the president of the Young
C ommunist League of the United States ex-
plained away Russias, "self-defense" attack of
The speaker, Gil Green, of New York, sprinkled
a talk on "America and the Soviet Union"' which
criticism of President Roosevelt-"wel have de-
cided to make war against him"--warned that
th spectre of Communism" was haunting the
dictators of Europe, and declared that Russia
wvas the only country conscientiously maintain--
ng a peace policy.
In "terms that can be understood by every
cne," Mr. Green composed an "explanatory" il-
lustration about "gangster Finland" which might
have had a background of old Chicago insteadt of
1he snowy fastnesses of the far north.
"Suppose," said Mr. Green, "that a gunman
had been hired by a gang of cutthroats to attack -
"He approached you and stood there, loading
hs gun, buletaby bullet eyn ou and sizing
"You pleaded with him. You offered conces-
~ions and told him it would be worth while to
drop that gun. And you shouted at him 'For
God sake, drop that gun, whatever you do.'
You offered all sorts of inducements and they
"Then you struck the gun out of his hand.
Would you be the aggressor?
"No! Absolutely not," declared Mr. Green.
striving to be heard over a rising gale of ap-
nroval as the simile struck home in the .audience.
"That is acting ill self-defense. And that is ex-
actly what Sovict Russia did."
- Baltimore Sun, Jan. 15, 1940.
Editors' Note: Names of delegates from the
local ASU chapter to the national conventions in
Madison were printed in The Daily for Dec. 14.
The local chapter has not as yet met to discuss
the convention. When it does, The Daily will
carry a report of the proceedings.
-To The Editor:
An open letter to Professor Dumond.
Just to get the record straight, let us assume
for the moment that some of us who may take
exception to your letter appearing in the Michi-
gan Daily, Jan. 23, are not Reds. I, for example,
am a member of a church with a certain ideo-
logical quarrel with Communism. Like your-
self I am disgusted with the capricious cavort-
*ings of Communist leadership following the little
incident in which Hitler and Stalin plighted their
beautful friendship. Still I fnd it hard to stom-
ach the followng tidbit:
"I want you to know there is one World War
veteran who still knows he went to war to stop
the sort of ruthless German imperialism that
trampled on the rights of American citizens in
its will to conquer; who knows that we achieved
what we set out to do and did it without losing
our souls and our precious liberties, either; and
who knows that if democracy means anything to
us, if we are really sincere about our love for
freedom and decency in human relationships,
then we can not remain aloof with a holier-than-
thou attitude and leave to some one else the
dirty work of exterminating the criminals. Not
all the decent people of this country, Mr. Editor,
think the United States should remain out of
this war. When ideals become a matter of in-
difference, life loses its meaning. There are
some -things worth -fighting for, and there are
worse things than laying downs one's life for
one's brother or for the happiness of one's chil-
I think you've got something there, Professor.
When you say that there are worse things than
laying down one's life for one's brother and for
the happiness of one's children, few of us will
take issue. But it seems a trifle premature to
go whooping it up, hell-bent for war. A lot of
us who may have to do thle dying you speak of
may be skeptical of any "1asting"~ peace arranged
by the Chamberlain of Munich and the Daladier
ruling by decree, If we have to die for that kind
of "peace," some of us will be very mad about it.,
As an historian of considerable note, you
shouldn't object if we look at Phe record. I hope
you will not think I am scoffing at the idealism
of Wilson or the young men of your generation
who were ready to die for it. But history does
not indicate with any certainty that their great
gesture brought us any closer to the Wilsonian
ideal they fought for. You may have stopped a
"ruthless German imperialism," but you left in
the saddle a British and French imperialism
differing only in degree. Mohammedan tribes-
men in the Riff and the millions of Indians under
Of ALL Things...
SiTTING IN THE SOUTH LOUNGE of the
Union last Saturday was a small, slight man',
gray hair, ruddy face and a sharp way of talk-
ing, sometimes out of the side of his mouth. He
smiled with his whole face, and, when he
laughed, .it was hearty and warm. This was
a friendly man. Seated on the lounge, on his
left was Dave Zeitlin and on chairs in front of
him were MVel Fineberg and Mr. Q. The conver-
sation went from birds to boxing to football to
racing, to government in business to colleges in
general, and the little gray-haired man talked
and explained and his listeners followed every
word closely. Zeitlin and Fineberg and Mr. Q.
concurred in the opinion that John Kieran was
as well-informed a man as one could want. .
The little group was soon joined by Franklin
P. Adams who came up with Carl Petersen and
Elliott Maraniss. Now there was much joking
and by-play as Adams asked questions about
the campus and Kieran continued to talk with
Carl and Dave. Adams told of his young son,
Tim, a devoted football fan who had picked Tom
Harmon and Forest Evashevski' on his own All-
American. When here last October, Adams had
requested a picture of Tom which Mel mailed
and now he said the young grid enthusiast want-
ed a photo of the One-Man Gang.
Kieran and Adams then decided they would
like a game of pool so Dave and Mel and Mr. Q.
offered to give them a few pointers. On the
way up, the "Information, Please" brain-men
stopped to talk to Coach Fritz Crisler and Coach
Yost, who knew them from way back. While
talking in the lobby, Clifton Fadiman, quiz-mas-
1-er of the program, came up and was given a
few needles by Adams and Kieran, ever on the
watch for a little horsing around.
For two hours, Kieran and Adams teamed
against the other three, who played alternately,
two at a time, and Mr. Q. shamefully admits
that his side lost. But the men from the east
tresting experence, ad the fine show they put
-on later in the evening in Hill Auditorium wasn't
at all out of keeping with their conduct off the
* * * *
NTHE NEW YORK HERALD-TRIBUNE a
Sfew days ago, appeared the following story.
Anyone reading this and not getting at least 11
good laughs ought to run not walk to the near-
(Special To The Herald Tr'ibune).
MILLBURN, N.J., Jan. 16.-Departmental
charges were brought today against Patrol-
man Philip G. Piernian, ir., of the Miliburn
police force, on the grounds that he drove
with a young woman in a radio patrol ear to
a secluded spot in the early morning of last
Dec. 14 and carried on a conversation related
neither to the line of duty nor to public
The conversation is a matter of record,
since Patrolman Pierman left on the trans-
mitter of his two-way radio, thus inadvert-
ently allowing his headquarters radio room
to listen in, as well as any one else who
could pick up police calls.
Two policemen In police headquarters and
five others in radio cars were Patrolman
Pierman's known audience, and because of
the freakish nature of short-wave broadcasts
Patrolman Pierman's remarks might have
been picked up far away.
At any rate, eyebrows were raised at Mill-
burn police headquarters, and Police Chief
/C. Norbert Wade filed charges today with
the Miliburn Township Conmmittee, detailing
'Patr'olman Pierman's offense decorously but
In the first place, according. to Chief
Wade's complaint, Patrolman Piernian
strayed from the path of duty by inviting
into his patrol car a young woman who did
not fall into the category of persons to whom
the services of police cars are available; .
to wit, she "neither required information, nor
was aged, infirm, blind, suddenly taken ill,
injured, or otherwise temporarily unable to
care for herself."
Moreover, the police chief charged, the pa-
trolman left the transmitter switch open,
which revealed that lie held a conversation
"not in the line of duty or relating to public,
police or safety matters."
Thei details of the conversation were not
setforth by Chief Wade Who further charged
that by keeping the switch of the transmitter
open Patrolman Pierman had made it im-
possible for his radio to receive messages
fromt police headquarters or other police
Both the microphone and the switch that
opn tare convenientsto the steering wheel
of the radio pato r.
Patrolman Pieranan, who is married, will
answer the charges on a date to be set by
the townipit commitfe at its meeting on
the moderate and liberal Weimar republic. With
these facts in mind, the rise of the Nazi mnon-
strosity,- which we both hate, became under-
standable. We may pause here to speculate
whether in thus denying Germany the political
complement to her achievements in technology,
science and art, we set up a barrier to one of
the greatest cultures the world has known.
Like yourself, members of our generation cry
out against the Finnish invasion and the de-
Be. RIGH T!
-By Samuel Grafton -
TTURNS out that there is too
much money in Germany. There
is also too much money in France
and too much money in England.
This sounds mad, but is quite true.
It is a result marching with perfect
logic from the daffy premise of war.
Start with war, and you can get any-
A German may buy only six pairs
of socks a year and one cake of soap
a month. Naturally, this leaves him
with extra pocket-money. An Eng-
lishman is permitted to purchase only
10 gallons of gasoline per month. He
'ised to buy 50. He, too, finds his
wallet fatter than it was. The butch-
ars of France are barred from selling
beef, veal or mutton on Mondays and
Tuesdays. Their customers can't
spend the money they used to spend.
This "extra -m o n e y" floating
around represents a dreaful social
janger. It may wreck the three coun-
tries involve. ( know this sounds
arazy, but I disown responsibility).
rhe danger lies in the fact that
money which can't be spent loses its
value in an odd and characteristic
way. The people who .have it toss
it around as they never used to be-
"ore. Since they can't buy what they
want, they buy anything. Prices go
ip. Instantly there is a start toward
vild inflation. We had it in America
n- 19 18--the $8 silk shirt period.
- ** * *
So the problem becomes. how to
-ake the money away from the peo-
C * :a *
One of the fascinating behavior-
natterns of this war is the contrast
among the three national solutions
which are being worked out. All Ger-
man workers will henceforth receive
Thy anotspenth scrip. Bu
Der Fuehrer says it is the same as
money because it will be redeemed
somtime, ad that sttle it. In
Prance thie solution (announcedl two
days before the German plan) is of
another sort. The free workers of
France will receive their wages in full.
They will then pay a flat tax of 15
per cent, amid oratory about na-
* * * *
The British are still in the "Haw!"
or meditative stage. But they are
discussing Mr. John Maynard Keynes'
p-lan. Under his scheme all work-
ers earning more thant $750 a year, or
$15 per -week, will be obliged to buy
a certain amount of government
>onds, not redeemable until after the
war. Thus it is hoped to tie up $2,-'
000,000,000 and prevent inflation.
But there are 1,40-0,000 unemployed
in Great Britain. Some of the Brit
that if these 1,400,000 were put to
work producing consumers' goods,
their output would use up that pern-
bous extra money now jingling in the
national pocket and threatening to
undermine civilization. The British
Government growls when this pro-
posal is advanced. It is patient with
the liberals, who cannot seem to stop
talking about the unemployed. But
its patience is the tight-lipped mikind
a bounder.e To mention the unegm-
ployed in government circles in Eng-
land today is as bad as mentioning
leg-s a generation ago. They know
such things exist, but don't believe
they should be talked about.
Thus we are likely to see the spec-
tacle of a lot of people out of work
in a country which is faced with the
danger of having too many customers
clamoring to buy goods.'
These are the surrealist economics
of war, which picks a worker's pocket
in order to punish hi for doing with
and then takes away his money, be-
cause money without goods becomes
economic low-comedy and . destroys
assumptions about thc value of hard
cash. Ther whole process is ir~ritating
to an extreme. The governments in-
volved are aware of the irritation, be-
cause they are sensitive to social un-
rest. So far their only answer is
"Haw!" a questioning monosyllable,
equally effective on the cricket field
and in the Commons.
Edwards S peaks
Before lola Alha
Colonel Basil Edwards addressed
the Graduate Engineering Honorary
Society of Iota Alpha at their in-
itiation dinner at the Michigan
Union yesterday on the "Unity of
The Colonel pointed out that in all
wars since the Revolution in which
American forces were involved, suc-
cess only followed where there was
as siableto coordinate the several
fforces and campaigns.
Prof. Hugh Keeler was toastmas-
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Seniors expecting to teach in the
state of New York are notified that
the examination in French, German,
Spanish, and Italian will be given'
here on February 17. Those expect-
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Actuarial Students with applica-
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DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
College of Engineering
SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATIONS
Jan. 27 to Feb. '7, 1940
NOTE: For courses having both lectures and quizzes, the Time of
Exercise is the time of the first lecture period of the week; for courses
having quizzes only, the 'Time of Exercise is thle time of the first quiz
Drawing and laboratory work may be continued through the exami-
nation period in amount equal to that normally devoted to such work
during one week.
Certain courses will be examined at special periods as noted below
the regular schedule. All cases of conflicts between assigned exami-
nation periods should be reported for adjustment to Professor D. W.
McCready, Room 3209 East Engineering Building, before January 24.
To avoid misunderstandings and errors, each student should receive
notification from his instructor of the time and place of his appearance
in each course during the period of January 27 to February 7.
No single course is permitted more than four hours of examination.
No date of examination may be changed without the consents of the
Time Of Exercise Time of Examination
(at 8 Monday, Feb. 5 8-12
S (at 9 Friday, Feb. 2 8-12
(at 10 Wednesday, Jan. 31 8-12
MONDAY (at 11 Monday, Jan. 29 8-12
(at 1 Tuesday, Feb. 6 2-6
(at 2 Monday, Jan. 29 2-6
(at 3 -Tuesday, Feb. -6 8-12
Monday, Feb. 5
Tuesday, Jan. 30
Wednesday, Jan. 31
Tuesday, Jan. 30
Wednesday, Feb. 7
Friday, Feb. 2
Thursday, Feb. 1
E.M. 1, 2; C.E. 2; German; Spanish *Saturday, Feb. 3
Surv. 1, 2, 4; French *Saturday, Jan. 27
M.E. 3; Draw. 1, 2 *Thursday, Feb. 1
Met. Proc. 2, 3, 4 *Saturday, Feb. 3
Economics *Thursday, Feb. 1
Drawing 3 *Friday, Feb. 2
E.E. 2a; Physics 46 *Tuesday, Feb. 6
"This may be used as an irregular period provided there
flict with the regular printed schedule above.
is no con-
FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE
First Semester, 1939-1940-Colleec of Literature, Science and the Arts
Time of Exercise Time of Examination
Mon. at 8 Mon., Feb. 5, 9-12
Mon. at 9 Fri., Feb. 2, 9-12
Mon. at 10 Wed., Jan. 31, 9-12
Mon. at 11 Mon., Jan. 29, 9-12
Mon. at I Tues., Feb. 6, 2-5
Mon. at 2 Mon., Jan. 29, 2-5
Mon. at 3 Tues., Feb. 6, 9-12
Tues. at 8 Mon., Feb. 5, 2-5
Tues. at 9 Tues., Jan. 30, 2-5
Tues. at 10 Wed., Jan. 31, 2-5
Tues. at 11 Tues., Jan. 30, 9-12
Tutes, at 1 Wed., Feb. 7, 9-12
Tues, at 2 Fri., Feb. 2, 2-5
Tues; at ;l Thurs., Feb. 1, 9-12
No. Tine of Exainiatian
1 Sat,, Feb. 3, 9-12
II Sat., Feb. 3, 2-5
III Sat., Jan. 27, 2-5
IV Thurs., Feb. 1, 2-5
German 1, 2, 31, 32.
Spanish 1, 2, 31, 32.
SZoology 1. Botany 1.
Psychology 31. Music 1.
French 1, 2, 11, 31, 32,
41, 71, 111, 112, 153.
Speech 31, 32.
Pol. Science 1, 2, 51, 52.
English I shall be examined on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2-5.