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Published every morning except Monday
during the University Summer Session by the
Board in Control of Student Publications.
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled
to the use for republication of all news dis'-
patckes credited to it or not otherwise credited
in this paper and the local news published
herein. All rights of republication of special
dispatches herein are also reserved.
Entered at the Ann Arbor, Michigan, post.
office as second class matter.
Subscription by carrier, $1.50; by mail,
Offices: Press Building, Maynard Street,
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Telephones: Editorial, 4925; Busines
Editorial Director ........... Gurney Williams
City Editor..............Powers Moulton
News Editor ...........Denton Runse
Music, Drama, Books William J. Gorman
Women's Editor...........Eleanor Rairdon
Sports Editor.............0C. H. Beukema
Telegraph Editor............ ..L. R. Chubb
Night Editors

Denton unze
John Bunting
Helen R. Carr
C. W. Carpente
Edgar Eckert
Barbara Hall
Charles C. Irwi

Powers Moulton
Gurney Williams
Susan Manchester
n Carl Meloy
r Alfred Newman
Sher M. Quraishi
Edgar Racine
Theodore Rose
in Brackley Shaw
P. Cutler Showers

Assistant Business Manager .. Vernon Bishop
Circulation & Accounts Manager .. Ann Verner
Contracts Manager .............Carl Marty
Advertising Manager.........Beach Conger
, _ Assistants

Corbett Franklin
Don Lyon

Ralph Hardy



Today the resignation of Robert
A. Campbell, treasurer of the Uni-
versity and wise counsel to thous-
ands of students for 20 years, be-
comes effective and the University
loses the official services of another
conscientious and highly respected
The word official in connection
with "Uncle Bob's" services is ad-
visedly used, for it is undoubtedly
his intention to retain his position
as faculty manager of the Varsity
band-an organization he fostered
and developed with interest and
care-and to continue in his un-
selfish capacity as advisor to many
students who look to him for so-
lutions of many academic perplex-
In Uncle Bob Campbell the Uni-
versity is deprived of an efficient
officer but it is sincerely hoped that
he will not find it necessary to
sever all the connections by which
he is bound to the campus. "Come
into my office any time," he used
to say; "the door is always open,
and if there is anything I can do,
just let me know." Uncle Bob
meant that, and it is the wish of
many faculty and undergraduate
members of the University that he
will cintinue to make his generous
At any rate, The Daily wishes
Uncle Bob a speedy recovery to
health-and contentment in his re-
tirement from a job well done.

Campus Opinio
Contributors are asked to be brief,
confining themselves to less than 800
words if possible. Anonymous com-
munications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential, upon re-
quest.Letters published should not be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of The Daily.
To the Editor,
All members and friends of the
University appreciate highly Dean
Kraus's endeavors to maintain the
high standard of the "Special Lec-
tures" arranged for the Summer
Session, and it is this appreciation
which prompts me to offer the fol-
lowing remarks regarding Professor
James K. Pollock's opening lecture
last Monday (June 29).
A lecture which would satisfy the
above mentioned requirements of
the Dean of the Summer Session
(as stated by him in his introduc-
tory remarks, before the lecture)
should present the subject under
discussion in a comprehensive and
unbiased manner. Professor Pol-
lock's discussion of the so-called
Polish Corridor was in that respect
disappointing to many a thinking
Everybody knows that every po-
litical question or problem has at
least its historical, racial, economic,
and legal background and consid-
erations; unfortunately Professor
Pollock did not make any mention
of the first and last and did not
say enough about the second and
Professor Pollock is entirely in-
correct in stating that "the Poles
required at the Peace Conference a
slice of German territory." They
could not require anything because
they did not take part in the Peace
Conference. A professor of politi-
cal science should know that it was
President Woodrow Wilson who,
long before the Peace Conference,
required "a free and independent
Poland with a free access to the
sea," in his historical "fourteen
points" because it was obvious and
unavoidable to him, an eminent his-
torian in his own name and an
unbiased student of European af-
fairs; further, that his chief ad-
visor on Polish problems was an-
other eminent American historian
and an expert on Eastern Europe,
Professor Robert Howard Lord, of
Harvard. It is rather preposterous,
therefore, for Professor Pollock to
refer as "stupid" and "foolish" to
the decision of men, who certainly
had given to the question more
thought than he, and were in a po-
sition to have at their disposal more
material and information than he
ever could gather.
As a matter of fact, the Poles
got neither "a slice" nor even a
speck of German territory; they got
back only a large portion but still
not all of what had been theirs for
ages. There are still nearly two
million Poles under the German
yoke and they do not enjoy the
privileges of "racial minority" and
the protection of the League of Na-
The, more or less, amusing stories
told by Professor Pollock, of the
"stupidity" of the "Corridor" and
the resulting "hardship" for the
people around it, are already well
known to everybody from the cur-
rent press. Knowing, however, the
difficulties of the editors in finding
sufficiently intriguing material to
be sandwiched as a bite for the
reader, between the commercial ad-

vertisements, nobody pays much at-
attention to such pessimistic and
alarmistic news.
It is an entirely different thing,
however, when such "stories" are
told ex cathedra under the auspic-
es of a great University. I am
afraid that many a gentle visitor to
these lectures will now go home
persuaded that naughty and pow-
erful Poles forced the "corridor"
upon the innocent sillies of the
Peace Conference and rendered the
bare existence of Germany impossi-
ble. This, of course, will lead to an-
other European war into which this
countyr will be drawn nolens volens,
perhaps by the end of the present
Summer Session.
Since Professor Pollock apparent-
ly did not succeed in finding more
documentary sources of information
on the question discussed by him,
I shall be glad to inform him that
every good standard text of history
will reveal that Pomorze (German-
Pomerania), of which the "Corri-
dor" is a portion only, as well as
Danzig, have been Polish since the
tenth century and that even after
the second partition of Poland, the
German Danzigers fought off the
besieging Prussians for eight
months before they renounced their
allegiance to Poland.
(This communication, by Felix W.
Pawlowski, Guggenheim Professor
nf Aronnautic. will be conncluded

whisper at 10 feet; so that the
vast audience in Ferry Field might
not lose a single platitude as it

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* s
After registering for the Summer
Session we are a little doubtful Su sib
about the alleged intelligence of the
administrative part of the Univer-
In the first place, we have been
suffering in these educational mills
hereabouts for the last three years,
and this is absolutely the first time
that we have been required to fill
out such comprehensive and im-
pertinent questions since the time
of our first enrollment, when we
had to recollect what our mother
ate before we were born.
We thought it was going to be a
summer's lark to stay down in the
old town and take two or so hours
of "easy" credit toward that old
Ph.D. And then they came along
and asked us for two adult refer-
ences from our home residence-
with addresses. THAT, after living
here as a student for THREE years!
We gave them two. And we hope
they try to get in touch with one
of them. Just try.
* * *
And then there was the matter
of sex rearing its ugly head on the
blanks-at least a dozen times.
There were two little boxes, one la-
belled MALE, the other FEMALE.
And those clever administrative of-
ficers had given the directions,
"check one." Well, we checked
MALE but it was careless, slapdash
sort of check so we rubbed that
out and checked FEMALE. This
didn't look quite right so we rubbed
that out too, finding ourselves just
where we had started. This made
us a little mad, so we finally check-
ed both of them and handed in the
It was stamped with that $33
stamp and we wandered over to the
Treasurer's office where we paid
our money and were handed a re-
ceipt (after the money had been
carfully counted), and then we
wandered back to U hall and gave
$he lady our election card. "This
has to be approved," she said, so
we wandered up to the third floor
of Angell hall, sat in a professor's
office for 15 minutes, and were then
told we had to see somebody else.
The proper official had an office in
1020A, or something, and we wan- e 4
dered down there, still clutching
our new moist election card. Of-
fice 1020A is reached by going
through a classroom which was go-
ing full blast, but our careful tip-
toeing elicited notice from the an-
noyed professor. "The entrance to
that office is outside," he said, so

outside we went and do you know,
to this day, we haven't found that
entrance. Perhaps it isn't built yet.
Anyhow, we're still only half reg-
istered and that's the way we're
going to stay until the weather
cools off. This business of a senior
having to have three summer elec-
tions approved is perhaps one ofD a ily
the most asinine aspects of our
great organization.
What do YOU think?


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One of the reasons for the adop-
tion of the University auto ban four
years ago was the presence in Ann
Arbor of a great number of me-
chanically imperfect cars, held to-
gether by wire and string and made
navigable only by the extreme skill
of students who neglected factors
of safety because of low finances or
of energy.
No less safe are some of 'the au-
tomobiles now in use on Ann Ar-
bor's streets, as was shown last
week in the "Safety Lane" tests
conducted here by the police de-
partment and the Automobile Club
:f Michigan. Ofclabs point with
pride to the fact that 874 out of
1,588 automobiles-or somewhat
more than half-were given certi-
ficates of approval. It is, of course,
gratifying to know that the major
number of inspected' cars are in
good mechanical repair, but what
of the very important minor half?
From the figures it appears that
714 local automobiles were defec-
tive in lighting equipment, wheel
alignment, or brakes. Any one of
these items alone is sufficient to
bring about an accident, no matter
how expert the driver, and result
in human suffering and property
The Safety Week idea is laudable
but its desultory application is a
mere dab at a condition that needs
constant attention. If it is at all
economically possible, tests similar
to the ones conducted here last
week should be available at all
times and motorists should be re-
onired to run their ears throiwh




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