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Edited and managed by students of the University of
Michigan under the authority of the Board in Control
of Student Publications.
Published every morning except Monday during the
University year and Summer Session.
Member of the Associated Press
The - Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the
use for republication of all news dispatches credited to
it or not otherwise .credited in this newspaper. All
rights of repubication of all other matters herein also
Entered at the Post-Office at Ann Arbor, Michigan, as
second clasp mail matter.
Subscriptions during the regular school year by
carrier $4:.00, by mail, $4.50.
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, College Publishers Representative
Member, Associated Collegiate Press, 1940-41
Editorial Staff

Robert Speckhard
Albert P. Blaustein
David Lachenbruch
Bernard Dober
Alvin Dann
Hal Wilson
Arthur Hill
Janet Hiratt
Grace. Miller .,

* . . a Managing Editor
Editorial Director
. . City Editor
. . , Associate Editor
. Associate Editor
, Associate Editor
Sports Editor
, Assistant Sports Editor
A . st. .Women's Editor
, Assistant Women's .Editor

Daniel H. Huyett
James B. Collins
Louise Carpenter
Evelyn Wright

)3usiness Staff
. . . Business Manager
. . Assistant Business Manager
Women's Advertising Manager
Women's Business Manager

The editorials published in The Michi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
writers only. ,
'One Book' ystem
Hiampers Students ...
N OW that finals are rolling around
our library is doing a booming bisi-
ess and wherever there is a booming business
4here are always plenty of complaints. At present
the "one book" systet used by our library seems
to be causing most of the discontent.
The object of the system is to keep as few
duplicate copies as possible on our libra"ry
shelves so that there will be room for a greater
variety of books. It is called the one book"
ystem but there are sometimes two or three
"copies of the same book.
Anyone who has taken a tour "behind the
scenes'" in our library knows that we can right-
fully boast of the number of different books on
the shelves. Even when you ask for a very re-
mote edition chances are you will get it. Yet,
the variety and quality of the books aren't appre-
ciated too much. Students are clamoring for
quantity. They want more editions of less books.
SOlEM STUDENTS. complain that every time
they ask for a certain book they get the same
reply.. ,"Sorry, that's out." It is getting so bad
that the librar'y slips are now being referred to
,s "rejection slips." This is especially true when
a professor assigns his classes to read the same
books for outside reading. It is just human na-
tre for some students to put off their outside
reading until the last few weeks of the semester.
Then the trouble begins. The "one book" system
allows only a few of them to get their assign-
,ments and term papers in before the deadline.
Another fault commonly found with the sys-
tem is that the more popular books are usually
kept in the study halls and cannot be withdrawn
except overnight or over the weekend. Conse-
quently students must do their reading in piece-
work or fn an all-night stand.
HE "ONE BOOK" SYSTEM may be all right
inr handling fiction but for textbooks and
tion-fiction a more adequate system should be
provided so that more students can be accommo-
dted. It would probably cost plenty to revise
the system, but whatever the cost, it would be
worth it,
- Mark Lipper
Leding Li1brlry
Needs Contributions . . .
HERE IS wide-spread consciousness
among students of the inadequacy
pf scholarship funds at the University, but they
have seriously neglected an agency through
which they themselves may be of considerable
help to needy students.
The Textbook Lending Library each semester
bhas to turn down large numbers of requests be-
cause the necessary books are not available.
Additions to the library are made possible ly
tie income from an endowment fund, unclaimed
articles from the Lost and Found Department
and student contributions " Of these, the lagt
could easily become the most important.
If, now that the semester is ending, each stu-
dent will look over the books which he, himself,
no longer needs and contributes at least one, the
project will soon reach proportions adequate to
the needs of the University and unequalled by
any such unit in the country.
" F~. , m t cavir, o f the librzv exento

Ten Long-.Years
On The Daily
(Editor's Note-More of Going My Way will be
found on page five today under the heading The
Mite Writes-adv.)
LOOKING BACK through The Daily's files, I
have laughed and cried witl my predecessor-
columnists, and perhaps you would like to do
the same. So I'm listing some extremely quotable
quotes from past Daily columnists:
1940 - Fire and Water: We wish now to thank
Mr. Palmer, our oft-mentioned economics in-
structor; for the apple he sent us via someone
else since we were not in class. It was a good
1939 - Gulliver's Cavils, by Young Gulliver:
Today's closing item concerns the enterprising
freshman who hzad a date with an extremely
large young lady. "Look," .he said, "if I take
this girl out, do I get my Physical Ed credit?"
1938 = The Flying Trapeze, by Roy Heath:
From yesterday morning's front page:
Probably broke the old gentlman's heart.
1937 - Under the Clok, by Disraeli: Looking
back' at the flivver the self-starter, W. J.
Cameron himself, we still think the Ford Sunday
Evening Hour is H. Ford's biggest contribution
to American culture.
1935, 1936 - No student columnist (Don't let
this give you any ideas, Speckhard).
1934 - tollegiate Observer, by Bud Bernard:
A student at Villanova College answered one
of those ads, "How to Make MVUoney Quick" and
sent in'one dollar. Some time later he received
a curt reply, "Do as I do, brother."
1933 - Stars and Stripes, by Karl Seiffert
When baby pigs eat dirt they'are preventing
anemia, reports Dr. H. C. H. Kernkamp of the
University of Minnesota farm. - News Item.
Surprising they'd think of it.
1932 - Toasted Rolls, by Oscar The Wonder
Close upon us, close upon us
Comes the time of basketball,
Maybe this year we'll be able to see a game
without having to sit n the ,rafters;
It's a finre world after all!
1931 - Toasted Rolls: Here's your chance to
get a job on the Gargoyle. Simply fill out the
following form and drop it in the nearest box
Board in Control,
Swamp near Dexter.
Dear Board:
I hereby apply for the managing editor-
ship of Gargoyle for 1931-1932. I am a very funny
Signed . .................
There's the last ten years in Daily columns.
Do you really think your uncle, old Tom Thumb,
is so bad?
Well, if you don't, the following will change
your mind:
There was a young man from Ann Arbor
Whose thoughts were too nasty to harbor;
He used-to bite babies
In hopes they'd get rabies
After eating at old Betsy Barbour.
THIS MONTH Columbia announces with legiti-
mate pride the record debut of Lotte Leh-
mann, Metropolitan Opera soprano, in A Brahms
Recital (Set M-453, two 10-inch, two 12-inch

records). Miss Lehmann is a Lieder singer
with a dramatic sense and flexible voice admir-
ably suited to the peculiar demands of the Lied.
In this album she interprets-with piano accom-
paniment by Paul Ulanowsky-a representative
selection of Brahms' songs: Wie Bist Du, Meine
Konigin; Wir Wandelten; Sonntag; Auf Dem
Kirchoffe; Erlaube Mir; Da Unten Im Tale;
Feinsliebchen, D i SolIst Mir Nicht Barfuss Ge-
hen; Die Mainacht; An Die Nachtigall; 0 Lieb-
liche Wangen. The recording is uniformly good.
This month, too, Columbia is releasing the
Andre Kostalanetz-Alec Templeton interpreta-
tion of George Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue.
(Set X-196, two 12-inch records). Mr. Temple-
ton is a pianist of remarkable talents, but the
tremendous pace he sets for himself in the be-
ginning results almost as often in shoddiness as
in brillance. The Kostalanetz Orchestra provides
some interesting effects that you are not likely
to hear in any other recording of the Rhapsody.
Technically, the recording is spotty. On the
second side of the second record Mr, Kostalanetz
does a typical, slightly over-dressed arrange-
ment of Love Walked In from "The Goldwyn

Dominie Saysj
A DELCATE and satisfying exchange of good
will between two peoples was recorded in our
midst Friday of last week when a Tag Day among
students, faculty and citizens turned one
thousand dollars into Chinese relief. Great Con-
fucius said: "Truth is not only the fulfillment of
our own being; it is that by which things outside
of us have their existence. The fulfillment of our
being is the moral sense. The fulfillment of the
nature of things outside ourselves is intellect.
These, the moral sense and the intellect, are the
powers or faculties of our being.-
On their human side all religions share common
ground; the Jews speaking of the Laws, the
Catholics of laws of our nature, Protestants of
the Christian spirit, and the Confuciusist of
harmony within. In a time when this deep basic
human. bond is so grievously forgotten, when
cruelty seems the prevailing habit of the age,
when life is cheapened by concentration camps,
starvation of defenseless civilians, disfranchise-
ment of whole peoples, and bombing of cities,
it is noble to see student youth turn in their
change as silent token of assurance to their
fellows from far away China.
1OW MUCH does that one thousand dollars
mean when it reaches the suffering Chinese?
An incident will illustrate. One of our boys from
the Far East was asked as to the cost for him to
register. "Sixty American dollars," was the re-
ply. "How much in Chinese money?" "Oh, about
three hundred dollars." "What did your father
receive for writing his encyclopedia of scientific
terms in three languages?" "Three thousand dol-
lars" "That would be but ten times your tuition
for this one semester?" "Yes, exchange is five
to one."
Now if you would bring forth a Christian
thesis with which to measure what our young
Americans have done in the day's happening, and
without trumpet or show, you would resort to
such truths as are stated in the tenth chapter of
St. Luke known as "The Good Samaritan," which
closes as follows: "Which, then, was neighbor
unto him that fell among thieves? And He said,
he that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus
unto him, Go, and do thou likewise." Our stu-
dents have qualified in a fashion becoming to
cultured Christians. The fact that a casual Tag
Day was the occasion lends dignity and nobility
to the act.
( NCE MORE we sense with pride the long his-
tory of Michigan and her Oriental members.
Among the more than four hundred Michigan
graduates who have entered into religious calings
during the century, nearly one hundred have
served or are now serving i -China. Here is a
bond not only of educational and religious im-
port but of international good will which leads
out to spiritual assurance, cultural interchange
and mutual support. Few of our students were
conscious of entering into this particular heritage,
but as they dropped their quarters or dimes and
went away with chop-sticks there was taking
place a ritual of lasting merit between the youth
of two great Republics. In the spiritual lives we
share, through the feelings which enrich us and
in the faith which passes between friends who
journey on together, Chinese youth and Ameri-
cdn youth at Michigan now face the future not
as guest and host, baut as c;reative fellow citizens
ins a world hungry for understanding.
- Edward W. Blakeman,
Counselor in eligious Education
Aluri Protests
(Mr. S. H. Cady, Jr., a former managing editor of
The Daily, has been an active opponent of the
Publications Board reorganization. A copy of the
following letter to Mr. Hammond, which was sent
to The Daily, expresses his feelings toward the ac-
tion taken by the Board of Regents.)

Ilear Mr. ilanniond:
I AM SORRY I cannot attend the meeting at
- the University Club next Tuesday and must
aisk that you accept my resignation as a member
of the Board of Governors of the University of
Michigan Club of Chicago,
Within recent weeks there has been quite a
controversy at Ann Arbor over the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications-a matter of special
interest to me as an ex-editor of the Michigan
Daily. The board, since long before my day, has
consisted of four faculty members and three
students. The University proposed to increase
the faculty members to six-in my opinion, an
unwarranted change. Over the vigorous protest
of the present staffs of all the student publica-
tions, a considerable number of the faculty itself,
and a few alumni who were informed of what
was going on, the change was voted by the Re-
gents last week.
To date, no public statement in explanation
of the change has been made by Dr. Ruthven.
The University simply decided that faculty con-
trol of The Daily (already insured by the four
to three setup) should be made overwhelming
and proceeded to do it. I don't like the change
and I like still less the whole manner in which
it was handled.
I will continue to attend the Michigan affairs
in Chicago, because I thoroughly enjoy them,
but as far as working for Michigan is concerned,
I'm taking a vacation.
I'm sure you cin fill my place on the board of
governors of the Chicago club, so that my de-
flection won't handicap your administration dur-
ing the coming year, and I'll have the satisfac-
tion of knowing that I have registered my pro-

The Position on The Students

Pro fessor John \Vaite of &enale Advisory Corn-mittee to Professor Presto Slosson

(This is the second section of Professor Waite's reply to
questions concerning tile place of The Daily and students
in the unversity. Today's section reprints the material
which concerns the students directly.
Professor Preston Slosson:
sity Affairs has considered the list of Questions
which you submitted to us some time ago. You will
understand that this Committee has no authority to
give up specific answers to those questions. Answers
to them can be found, however, in the bylaws of the
Regents, the rules set up by the Board in Control of
Student Publications, and similar sources. I have
myself examined these sources and have drawn from
them answers which the Advisory Committee believes
to be accurate. I am authorized by the Committee to
inform you of them, although, I repeat, they do not
purport to be an attempt by the Committee itself to
lay down rules or in any way to assume authority
which it does not possess.
I shall list your questions with what we understand
to be the answers as indicated by the rules of the par-
ticular bodies having authority.
8. On what terms and conditions may Uiversity
rooms be used by students for meetings not spon-
sored by regular organizations?
The Regential bylaws provide that "The use of Uni-
versity lecture rooms and auditoriums may be granted
to recognized student organizations for meetings or
for lectures on topics of the day . . . . Nd permission
shall be granted to any student organization not rec-
ognized by University authorities . . . . nor to any indi-
vidual student."
9. How much more latitude should be given for
off-campus meetings? How freely can they be ad-
Off-campus meetings would seem to be controlled
not by University rulings, but by the rules of decency
and law. However, a student who fails to conduct
himself in accordance with such standards may be
subject to discipline for bringing discredit upon the
As to advertising, the bylaws forbid the pblicatioil
by students of printed matter purporting to emanate
from the University without specific 'permission of
University authorities.
10. Are certain rooms or buildings subject to re-
strictions which do not apply to others? For exam-
ple, could a particular type of meeting be held in
Natural Science Auditorium but not . in Hill Audi-
torium? Or in the Union but not in the League? Or
outdoors-on the campus but not in a classroom?
THE USE of any room for meetings is subject to the
general rules that there shall be "no violation of
the recognized rules of hospitality nor advocacy of the
subversion of the Government of the United States nor
of th'e State, and,that such meetings shall be in spirit
and expression worthy of the University. No addresses
shall be allowed ...which advocate or ijustify conduct
which violates the fundamentals of our accepted codes
of morals. Speeches in support of any candidates of
any particular party or faction shall not be permitted."
These general limitations are not relaxed merely be-
cause one particular room rather than some other
room is used.
The limitations are printed under the general head-.
ing. "Use of University Property by Students" and
presumably apply to outdoor activities upon the Uni-
versity campus as well as to indoor meetings. An addi-
tional section of the bylaws provides that use of Uni-
versity property other than rooms and auditoriums
must accord with rules prescribed by University au-
thorities, and that permission for such activities must
be obtained from the Secretary of the University.
11. What officials, committees, or other authori-
ties must pass on the use of roo's? Are they the
same for different places, or must different persons
or committees be seen for some buildings and rooms?
The use of rooms for public lectures and addresses
is under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Univer-
sity Lectures. Use for other purposes is under the
jurisdiction of the Dean of Students "After an appli-
cation has been approved by the Dean of Students or
the Committee . . . , the representative of the organ-
ization shall apply at the office of the Vice-President
and Secretary for an assignment of a room or audi-
12. Under what conditions must rooms be "rented"
or janitor hire paid? Under what conditions may
they be used free of any charge? How do hours
(evenings, especially) enter into the question?
As indicated in the preceding answer, permission for
use must be specifically obtained. Information as to
charges must be obained from the Office of the
13. Who must approve the names, reputation, and

topics of outside speakers, in each and every cate-
gory? Under what conditions may this approval be
The bylaws provide "The Coxmmittee on University
Lectures is given jurisdiction over all public lectures
and addresses held in University buzildinags. . .The
Committee may make its own rules of procedure for
receiving and passing upon applications." As to its
policy, the Committee says: "The Committee has
conscientiously endeavored to exclude from considera-
tion the personal views of its members toward the
subject of the lecture and the beliefs of the proposed
speaker. The fact that 'during the past several years
only one regularly filled petition has been rejected
indicates a certain liberality of mind. The petition

As Others
See It....

that was rejected requested permission to present a
well-known fan fancer to speak on 'salesmanship.'
The Committee's primary consideration is 'that such -
meetings shall be in spirit and expression worthy of
the University.' The Committee is not a disciplinary
body. It has sought to guide and advise student or-
ganizations, rather than to exercise authority."
[HE FACT that authorization has been given would
not prevent its revocation upon discovery that be-
cause of alteration in plans or through mistake as to
circumstances the proceeding contemplated is not in-
fact permissible under the limitations set up in the
Before an organization can properly apply to the
Committee on Lectures, it must secure a certificate
from the Dean of Men to the effect that it is a recog-
nized student organization.
14. Under what conditions and limitations may
funds be collected on the campus? For religious
purposes? For charitable purposes? For University
functions and entertainments? For political propa-
ganda? Under what conditions may admission to
a meeting be charged? What difference does it make
whether the outside speaker is paid a fee, paid
"expenses" or paid nothing at all? Can a meeting'-
held in a public University room (not, of course, a
specific club room) be closed to outsiders? What
precautions are, or should be, taken to ensure that
an entrance charge or a voluntary collection is hqn-
estly administered?
The bylaws forbid "the taking of collections or soli-
citation of pledges at public meetings in University
auditoriums and lecture rooms." The Committee on
Lectures will usually approve an admission charge
sufficient to cover the expenses of the meeting, which
may include a fee to the speaker.
When a proposed meeting involves either receipt or
expenditure of funds, the Committee requires that a
conference be had with the Dean of Students concern-
ing proper handling of the funds. Solicitation of funds
upon the campus would seem to be within the rule
that -"The use of University property by students or
student organizations shall be in accordance with
rules prescribed from time to time by the Vice-Presi-
dent and Secretary of the University." Hence, appli--
cation for permission should be made at the Secre-
tary's office.
As to closed meetings in University rooms, the by-
laws read, "If the Dean of Students finds that the
intended use involves a public lecture or address, he
shall refer the application to the Committee on Uni-
versity Lectures; if he finds that other use is intended,
he shall determine whether or not such use is con-
sistent with the policies hereinbefore expressed . ."
15. What penalties are appropriate, and which
excessive, for organizations violating these rules ()
in ignorance, (b) in deliberate defiance?
No specific rule can be laid down in advance as to
what is or is not a suitable penalty; the matter musts
be left to the judgment of the proper disciplinary
16. What regulations are there for the disfribu-
tion of circulars, pamphlets, petitions, and leaflets
of propagandist character (a) on the campus, (b)
by students, but off the campus? If little results,
should the responsibility fall on those passing out
the papers or on those accepting them but throwing
them on the sidewalks later?
Permission from the Secretary of the University is
required where activity upon the campus is concerned,
Off the campus such activity is regulated by state law
and city ordinance, though a student is subject also
to discipline for any act, whether on campus or off,
which "makes it apparent that he is not a desirable
' member of the University." No specific rule can be
laid down in advance as to precisely what will or will
not constitute such conduct; a proper conclusion must
be predicated upon the particular circumstances.
If litter restlts, the responsibility is upon those pri-
marily responsible for it, though if permission to dis-
tribute were granted by the University authorities,
those acting under that permission should be exempted
from such responsibility to the University.
17. What sorts and kinds of outdoor public meet-
ings and demonstrations 'ar (a) -all right without
formal permission (b) all right if permission be ob-
tained, but not otherwise, (c) a nuisance under any
circumstances? To what extent are banners, plac-
ards, and other displays acceptable?
This has been answered in the answers already given
to the more specific questions.
18. How far may students visiting other cities
(such as Detroit) participate in labor strikes or
demonstrations, in political rallies and processions
of various types, etc.? How far may students par-

ticipate in labor or political movements in Ann
See the answer to Question 16.
19. Should a "strike" (i.e., a concerted abstention
from classes) be penalized over and above the usual
' "cuts",for the. individual absentees? If so, to what
extent and in what manner?
r1HE BYLAWS PROVIDE, "Concerted absence from
any appointed duty by a class or by any number
of students together will be regarded as improper con-
duct and those participating in such action shall be
liable to disciplinary action by the proper University
- John B. Waite

The Senate Advisory Committee answer questions of
Professor Slssomi conrerning the position of the students
within the Umiversity.

** 1


FOR THE RECORD: In May Columbia an-.
nounced the addition to its list of artists of Sal-
vatore "Baloney" Baccaloni, basso-buffo of the
Met-and a welcome addition it is, too-with an
infectiously good-humored rendition of two
arias from Mozart's Don Giovanni: Ah! Ple ai
Signori Miei and Madamina. This month Colum-
bia has another addition--- Bruna Castagna, Met
contralto-and it, too, is a happy occasion. For
Mri d-taanI, is sein'ein in fine voie twn of her

VOL. L.No. 174
PublIcation in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constiuctive notice to all
members of the University.

Ferry Field, Saturday afternoon, June
21. The gates open at 5:00 p.m.Au-
dience should be seated by 5:45 p.m.,
when procession enters the field.
'The public address system will be
interfered with by outside sounds, and
the audience is therefore requested
to avoid conversation and moving
about. Automobile owners are asked
kindly to keep their machines away
from the vicinity of Ferry Field dur-
ing the exercises.

are also available at the Business
Office, Room 1, University Hall, and
will be issued 2 to each graduate. The
Ferry Field ticket will not admit to
Yost Field House.
If it becomes -necessary to transfer
the exercises from Ferry Fielf, out-
doors, to the Field House, indoors,
after the exercises have started, per-
sons will be admitted to the Field
House without tickets until the seat-
ing capacity is exhausted.

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