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THE MICHIGAN DAILY I Men's Judiciary Council Explains

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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
only.
Is The Radio
For 11-year-Olds? . .
W HEN is radio going to act its age?
For the last three years, the
intelligent radio listener has been forced to listen
to programs suited to the mentality of an 11-
year-old child. He has been compelled to sit
back by his radio and hear a sugar-tongued
bandleader spend a half hour drawing a lucky
name from a pile of telephone directories. He
has had to listen to Mrs. Hansen of Peoria ex-
plain in a quavering voice how she actually heard
her dead brother prophesy an airplane disaster.
The intelligent consumer has been humiliated
into listening to a cheery interrogator pose ques-
tions to "thrilled" White Plains housewives. He
has submitted-not without boredom-to hear-
ing Mrs. Bolger's prize-winning letter on "How
I Won My Love." His resistance has been torn
down until he can listen without wincing to an
Indiana drugstore proprietor telling what he
would do if his dream were to come true.
WHERE is our radio "entertainment"? Is radio
no longer everyrnan's theatre? Is it nothing
more than a thrill-producing apparatus sen-
sationalizing the element of chance and thriving
upon inflated egos? Is there to be no legitimate
entertainment on the airwaves with the excep-
tion of music?
Variety, the bible of the show world, explains
that many former radio actors have been literally
thrown out of jobs since the current swing to
audience-participation and contest features over
the airlanes.
Doesn't the public want fairly intelligent, sane,
interesting, radio features? Do these "novelty"
programs really deserve their repeated occur-
rence on America's dials? Surely there is some
demand for programs appealing to those of
above-average as well as to those of below-aver-
age mentality.
N COMMERCIALIZED AMERICA, business
interests sponsoring radio programs have dis-
covered that somehow a program appealing to
slower minds can sell more soup or touthpaste-
perhaps because the less intelligent are more
susceptible to their paid pipers' glib inducements'
to try Ajax brand bootjacks or Froitzboinder
Waffle Irons.
Maybe it is poor business for radio to cater
to intelligence. But isn't it really a public ser-
vice? Why can't some cooperative system, gov-
ernment or privately endowed, wage the fight
to keep radio domination from the 11-year-olds?
- David Lachenbruch
New Modes
For 1940.. .
T HE WORD "SLACKER" is no longer
important in the English language;
the word "draft-dodger" has taken its place. Both
terms bear a stigma and both are used as in-
sults even though a great part of the Amer-
ican people today are inclined to laugh and dis-
regard the latter.
During the World War after 1917 the term
"slacker" was applied to the thousands of young
men who sought excuses to avoid service and
at that time these young men also laughed at
the word. With the passing of years, however,
the maioritv of the Amrian neoule havencm

By MEN'S JUDICIARY COUNCIL
T IS INDEED unfortunuate that a controversy
of such importance as the expulsion of nine
students from the University should be fought
out on the grounds of repression of the freedom
of speech and thought. Unfortunate, because
freedom of speech is such an accepted right
that we who have it and preach it, nearly al-
ways forget its corollary: That a person is en-
titled only to "rights" which do not work ill
upon the majority.
To become immediately specific. the nine stu-
dents who have been denied further education
at Michigan represent a group that has indirectly
caused the tuition raise which has denied educa-
tion to, not thirteen, but perhaps hundreds of
former students of meagre finances. The an-
swer is appropriations, and it is high time that
both the idealists and the radicals realized that
their quarrel is not with President Ruthven, nor
the University, but with the people who pay for
about three-fourths of the cost of their educa-
tion,-the taxpayers, and the Legislature of
the State.
LETTERS
TO THE EDITOR
To the Editor:
Excuse me, while I adjust my "Thank God
for America" badge. And please, Keeper, un-
shackle the bonds which chain this "dangerous
and hysterical" patriot and allow him to say
just a few more words.
It was very simple for Mr. Chapman, in last
Saturday's Daily, to misconstrue my well-mean-
ing words to suit his own purposes. Perhaps,
however, he is not too much to blame. They
seem to be increasing in number, those Doubting
Thomases who call every outward show of pa-
triotism a false, trite patriotism, and who raise
the roof with their own clamor for a truer,
more profound love of country.
I hope Mr. Chapman did not think that my
conception of observing Armistice Day meant
the day off from school. In view of present
world conditions Mr. Chapman maintains the
tradition of Armistice Day be forgotten, that
we "keep only the sharp memory of blasted
bodies and mute, deceived bodies." What then
has the observation of this holiday meant these
past twenty-two years if not as a memorial
and as a day of serious thought towards that
horrible massacre which took place during the
last war? True, parading and flag-waving help
mark the occasion, just as Christmas trees sym-
bolize Christmas and turkeys symbolize Thanks-
giving. As for whether or not the "American
people gained nothing" or those thousands who
died were "betrayed" in the last war, these are
too debatable issues to be considered here.
I did not mean to be taken too literally when
I spoke of "standing" when the national anthem
is being played. However, it is none too com-
plimentary to the persons who do the minimum,
which in this case is standing for "military
usage" only, and who show their patriotism only
when absolutely necessary. In my opinion,
standing is an excellent method of directing
one's attention to why he is standing. The
American people, in general, are not so intro-
spective as Mr. Chapman, and require more in-
direct means of fostering a truer sense of pa-
triotism in themselves. If flag-waving, parad-
ing, oratory, flag pins, songs like "God Bless
America" and star-spangled bathing suits help
in drawing the public's attention to their coun-
try, the more power to these devices. The flag
does have a superficial magnetism, but I am
sure it represents more than just a colored cloth
to those who worship it. Our flag is a symbol
of the American people and their ideals; and
the love for our flag, if it does not already in-
clude it, certainly leads to a deeper understand-
ing of what it stands for.
In all fairness to Mr. Chapman's argument,
I do agree that an outward show of patriotism,
without any basis of a deeper nderstanding,
would be a shallow, meaningless sentiment. But
in my estimation, these outward demponstrations,
if they are not the real thing, do much towards
accomplishing the real thing.

All right, Keeper, you had better restrain me,
because they are raising the American flag and
I may get, too violent.
-Dave Protetch

ONE OF OUR greatest prides in this great
University has been the way in which the
administration and ourselves have permitted less
than two per'ent of our number to discuss, and
debate, and fill our Daily columns with any so-
cial, political or religious ideas which entered
their heads. Unfortunately, the people of the
state have confused our broadmindedness and
tolerance toward radicalism with radicalism it-
self. For years, the authorities of our University
have seen its name splashed across Detroit head-
lines such as "Red Probe at U. of M." They
have seen and heard the State Legislature criti-
cise and condemn us as a stronghold of commu-
nism, the Times Square of the Middle West, and
a bulwark of atheism. They have watched our
appropriations being slashed every year, thanks
to the free tongue and free pen of our "two
per cent", and only last year found it neces-
sary to stem a growing deficit by a -tuition raise,
which, paradoxically, was remonstrated against
most loudly by our same two per cent which
caused it.
With its back to the wall, now, the University
is faced with the demand of three or four stu-
dents for specific, open charges, against the
wishes of the other nine students and their
parents, that the matter be dropped that they
may, without publicity, continue the education.
they have begun elsewhere. The University
could clear its name in a hurry if it wished to
subject all of us to a yearly tuition of $600, and
become financially independent.
PRESIDENT RUTHVEN could immediately
stop these malicious and often flippant at-
tacks on himself, if he chose to say that his
personal belief in academic freedom had to be
foregone until we could erase our undeserved
reputation with our financial backers, the Legis-
lature and the people. It is a great tribute to
his love of the University and his business head
that he does not offend the Legislature thusly,
but prefers instead to absorb the abuse person-
ally. He says he can justify each expulsion on
separate and individual reasons, and if so, we
sincerely hope he does. But if the reasons are
political. as is charged, we nevertheless back
his move wholeheartedly as being necessary to
the best interests of Michigan and ninety-eight
percent of her students.
This may sound like a cruel and arbitrary de-
cision. It was not an easy one to make and there
is little consolation in realizing that if we were
independently endowed like Harvard, or Colum-
bia, the situation would never have arisen. The
only redeeming feature in the whole sorrowful
mess, is that our "undemocratic and un-Amer-
ican" institution will probably get enough appro-
priations to keep her in existence for the thou
sands who are to come.
Last night at Hill Auditorium, the Don Cos-
sacks strode boldly onto the stage and captured
the whole-hearted appreciation of the audience.
They were splendid.
The diminutive conductor, Serge Jaroff, gained
stature in his ability to conduct, and no little
credit must go to him for the fine arrangements
of some of the songs presented.
The first songs gave all the indication of the
ability of the group that was needed. The Credo,
and the Cherubim hymn were highlights of the
performance, (if we may go so far as to choose
highlights) in a program that was filled with fine
singing. Credo, a deep, stirring composition,
shifted the song from the bass recitative to the
tenor melody, and was a splendid example of the
group's capabilities. It was followed by the
Cherubim hymn, a song in somewhat the same'
style.
The Bach-Gounod, Ave Maria, except for two
slightly sour notes given by the tenor soloist, was
very interestingly done. The chorus carried the
pure accompaniment softly behind the lovely
melody in the tenor voice.
The tremendous vocal range of the group al-
loxved it to present a wide variety of composi-
tions, bringing in the highest falsetto tones of
the tenors, often varied to the opposite extreme
in the basso profundo, whose low notes rumbled
like deep stops of an organ.
Recollections of Tschaikowsky was beautifully
well done. The changes of melodic outline were

finely conceived and executed with a high degree
of perfection. It began with strains from the
Marche Slav, added a theme from the piano
piece Romance, added also the lovely melodies
from Tschaikowsky's two most famous Andante
Cantabile movements and returned again to the
Marche Slav for the finale.
It is difficult for us to continue saying "well-
done" on all of these songs, but so they were.
The chorus was almost orchestral in its precision,
starting and stopping like a single voice, moving
from a fortissimo to the smallest pianissimo
seemingly without effort.
Kama Song was a stirring, moody, dramatic
work, perhaps illy placed in the performance,
coming as it did between the galloping song The
Regiment Was Riding, and the comic-relief,
Parting, and two others, Kuban Song and At
The Smithy.
The Wedding Song gave us a "so what" sensa-
tion, possibly because of the consistency of good
performance. White Hazel Tree was another
splendid work. Three Russian Folk Songs, and
Their Arms in The Bright Sunshine Blazing were
humorous demonstrations again of the capabili-
ties of the group in interpretative singing.
The program closed with the Don Cossack
Song, a martial, lilting melody. For encores we
were presented with Chatuki, and the well-
known Song of the Volga Boatmen. It was the

I AST WEEK our Freshmen received
attention from former teachers
and their new mentors at the campus.
What about religious attitudes andk
the transition from school to college?
A recent study of three thousand1
boys entering forty colleges, includ-
ing Michigan, has given us specific1
data upon both the activity and the:
reflection of those students. The
answers show the significance of dif-
ferences between the two periods.c
These are introspective judgments,
and are naturally affected by imme-]
diate states of mind. Pre-college
religion seemed far more generally;
wholesome than college religion. This1
may be a reflection of sophomoric
"maturity." The difference in the;
two percentages (44 per cent and 27
per cent) is, however, highly reliable.
The comment ranges through such;
subjects as science and man's place
in the universe, what life means, per-
sonal and moral problems, relation-,
ship with the opposite sex, religion
and its place in the social order.
worship, marriage, prayer, and one's
vocation.I
STRANGELY ENOUGH, in all this
study of many aspects of life
within the experience of these boys
their thought about religion as a
personal affair and about prayer
changed least of all. "The most rad-
ical changes, in more than half the
students, occurred in thought about
what life means and the economic
situation. Politics came next, then
science, then relations with the oppo-
site sex, then personal moral prob-
lems, and then religion in its social
aspects.
"It is interesting to note the ab-
sence of religious influence as a
factor in changes in thought. Fifty-
seven per cent reported 'much
change' in philosophy of life during
first year of college and 39 per cent
more reported 'some change' in this
area. Yet very few associated these
changes with religion.
RELIGION as understood by col-
lege men, seems to be rather a
static affair and this attitude is ac-
companied by a loss of participation
in religious institutions.
"Over against this must be placed
the feeling students have that rad-
ical changes are taking place in world
views which a broader view of reli-
gion would hold to be central to its
interest. That college students have
not recognized the connection be-
tween religion and the development
of their views regarding the universe
and their place in it may be taken
as a commentary on the type of re-
ligious influence exerted by the col-
lege." (From School to College, Hart-
shorne, Hale and others).
Religiousness, like other attitudes,
has to be learned by children or
youth. If embraced by adults the
issue is . similar, vis. building of a
set of habits to support one's religious
belief or concept is essential or one's
religion will lose vitality and dangle
at his intellectual shoulder like a
withered arm.
Edward W. Blakeman,
Counselor in Religious Education
Listen To Classics
After every new cloudburst of evil
tidings that has just descended upon
your unwilling ears, tune in come sta-
tion which will give you a few min-
utes of Mozart or Bach or Mendel-
ssohn.
-Hendrik Willem Van Loon in
McCall's.

By the end of this week there will
be some large red paint numerals,
crudely lettered at half past one in
the morning, saying respectively "To
Hell With 43" or "44" as the case may
be, and collegians and the building
and grounds department will know,
perhaps with a smile, perhaps with a.
muttered curse that Black Friday is
dues to burst into open civil strife
come November 22. The defys will be
hurled as ever on the strictly forbid-
den sidewalks before Angell Hall, the
abused front walk of the President's
home, and perhaps if there is a man
among the frosh who can do it,
another huge set of numerals will ap-
pear beside the solitary figure "37"
on the top of the powerhouse smoke-
stack.
Abusive broadsides will paste them-
selves as far as officials will ever find
out, on the sides of buildings and on
the gnarled trunks of the grand old
tiees which grace our teeming campus
with their placid, timeless beauty.
For last week, among the stacks
of fan mail in my daily letter box, I
received a simple postcard saying,
"tell the sophomores we are against
them, and think they are blank blank
blank." I quote freely, but the idea
seems to be that certain parties un-
known intend assault and battery
on the persons of divers second year
students this Friday during the kind
obscurity of darkness, and I don't
mean mayhem. The Pantless parade
is on. and will cease only when in
shivering shorts the triumphant pot-
ties have serenaded each tittering
women's residence, made snake d""-
ces through the prominent beer halls
of the town, and sung "Varsty" or
The Victors" in the Union Ballroom,
paraded en masse through the midst
of Ann Arbor's traffic problem,
thrown five and one half sophomores
into the nearest swimming pool, pref-
erably in their evening clothes, blown
on their icy hands and slapped them-
selves back into the world of living
men. Then they come back, but not-
not the six hundred.
FIFTY-THREE, count them, fifty-
three college boys who with the
superior wisdom of their years have
had the foresight to take off their
pants and hide theim in a bush before
the evening's festivities commence,
will return early the next morning to
find that small town urchins, with
the supra-superior wisdom of their
lack of years, have made off with the
articles of apparel, or the wallets
contained therein. Conclusion: Do
not carry folding money. If you see
anything you want, steal it. Put your
draft card in a small capsule and
wear it around your neck. But the
fifty-three college boys will lose their
wallets just the same. These figures
are based on statistics gathered at
considerable difficulty in the dear
dead days beyond recall.
THE DAILY REPORTER who cov-
ers the running account of this
synthetic inferno will return to the
city room minus one leg of his Eng-
lish tweed, plus several minor abra-
sions, plus one large mouse on the
right eye, and write with the utmost
of pure wit a long story which will
be cut to four inches by the night edi-
tor and misspelled by the linotypers.
The Daily reporter will have been
mistaken during the evening for a
sophomore by the freshmen, for a
freshman by the sophomores, for
Minna Gombel by a little old lady

who has lost her spectacles in the
rush, for judge Ben Lindsay by a
drunken coed on her amorous way
home or a reasonable facsimile there-
of, and he will sink his lanky body in-
to bed after it is all over with a sigh
of bliss and the joy of a man who
knows now that come what riot will
come, he is the best possible man to
cover it. He will report to the Health
Serivce, emergency Black Friday
ward, next morning to have his verta-
brae straightened.
ARTICLES of torn clothing will be
patiently collected from campus
lawns by activities-minded young
women, and made into hooked rugs
for the benefit of poor old men, who
would rather have a plug of Licorice
Boy Special, or a bottle of corn whis-
key. Articles of underclothing will
not to be included in the gather up.
For the young ladies are indeed mod-
est young ladies, and do not get
League points for hooked rugs made
from such articles. These latter will
be handled by hardened B. and G.
men, whose bent backs are accus-
tomed to such toil.
And I'm for it. On behalf of the
Class of '44 I say unto the weak-
kneed, yellow-bellied, dirty sopho-
more dogs, come to the fair, boys, if
you've got the nerve, settle the ques-
tion of class distinction once and
for all. Drag your trembling car-
casses or carci as the case may be,
out into the scream-filled night of
November 22, and prove to your
doubting minds that there exists
somewhere in you a shred of man-
liness.
And on behalf of the Class of '43,
I say to thediaper-wearing, damp-
behind-both-ears - freshmen, come
and fight for your worthless bodies,
meet your betters, meet your nem-
esis (Thank you, Prof. Mueshke),
meet your superiors in wisdom and
bodily fitness. Say your prayers,
and carry plenty of bandages and
iodine, for indeed you are due for the
worst calamity of your poor shriveled
little lives.
AND HAVING DONE my best to
make it a bloody revolution, I
shall set up my surgical tent on the
Library steps, and wait there for cus-
tomers, smoking a brand of cigarettes
which I cannot name in these pages.
I DON'T OFTEN add things to the
end of my column, and I don't
often tell people how proud I am to
work on the Daily, but before I sign
off permanently for the day, I want
to refer readers to Sunday's front
page, the story on awards made by
Sigma Delta Chi, national profes-
sional journalism fraternity. Four
awards were made, for top papers in
news stories, editorials, sports writ-
ing, and features. The Daily took
first place in the first three of these
divisions, and second in feature
stories.
Which, added to the long list of
Pacemaker awards held by the Daily
in the Associated Collegiate Press
judgings, makes of this paper some-
thing the rest of the boys and I are
very damn proud of. Yes, I am pat-
ting us on the back, but the back gets
awfully tired sometimes, awfully dis-
couraged too, and a little patting
makes things go a lot better. In
its field, the Daily is the equal any
day of the rugby team which is writ-
ten up in Life, and we have not, as
yet, been bested by even the Golden
Gophers. So long until soon.

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1940
VOL. LI. No. 44
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructivesnotice to all
members of the University.
Notices
First Mortgage Loans: The Univer-
sity has a limited amount of funds to
loan on modern, well-located, Ann
Arbor residential property. Inter-
est at current rates. F.H.A. terms
available. Apply Investment Office,
Room 100, South Wing, University
Hall.
Public Health Assembly: Dr. Carl E.
Guthe, Director of the University Mu-
seums, will be the guest speaker at the
Public Health Assembly today at 4:00
p.m. in the Auditorium of the W. K.
Kellogg Institute. The subject of his
address will be "The Role of the Mu-
seum in Education" with particular
reference to health museums. All stu-
dents in Public Health are expected
to be present. All others. interested
are cordially invited.
Freshmen, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: Freshmen may
not drop courses without E grade after
Saturday, Nov. 23. In administering
this rule, students with less than 24

school or college on Saturday, No-
vember 23, at noon. Report blanks
for this purpose may be secured from
the office of the school or from Room
4, University Hall,
Robert L. Williams
Assistant Registrar
Students, College of Engineering:
The final day for dropping courses
without record will be Saturday, Nov.

23. A course may be dropped only
with permission of the classifier after
conference with the instructor.
A. H. Lovell, Secretary
Students, College of Engineering:
The final day for removal of incom-
pletes will be Saturday, Nov.=23.
A. H. Lovell, Secretary
The Automobile Regulation will be
(Continued on Page 7)

6I
So Tom Harmon belongs to Superman's club!
He has a big badge, a membership card, and
everything. Explains the author of the comic
strip: "I understand the sports writers and stu-
dents have been calling you 'superman'. So here
you are."
What will Ohio State think of that?
join the army a large majority have been prone
to submit excuses, fully three-fourths of which,
according to one draft board official, are not

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