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TUE6DAY, OGIOBLE, 211, l):')Q

PAGE 1OUR TESDAY....O . .2,.1..

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Walter S. Baer, Jr. Wilbur J. Myers
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been taken over by a small direct-
orate, headed by President von
Hindenburg and backed by the
Most important, then, was the
fact thatmregardless of the vote's
outcome, a virtual though not an
actual dictatorship was intended.
The favorable result, however, will
go far toward answering the ques-
tion regarding the sufficiency of
parliamentary institutions for the
needs of an economic and political
emergency. The persistency with
which that question has been rais-
ed in Europe, by dictatorships in
Italy, Spain, Jugoslavia and Poland,
is no mere theoretical agitation; it
questions the entire principle of
self-government and democratic
institutions. Hence the refusal of
the Reichstag to allow an actual
dictatorship to be set up averts for
the present a repudiation of Ger-
many's democratic constitution. I

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Night Editor-BEACH CONGER, Jr.
Chancellor Bruening's victory in
the Reichstag was more than a
partisan advantage; it insured the
continuance of parliamentary in-
stitutions in Germany and defi-
nitely nicked the chances for an
actual dictatorship. But aside from
the political issue,iit marks the
failure of the fascist and Com-
munist bloc to seize control of the
political machinery, thus averting
an eventual scrapping of the pres-
ent constitutional system. This
danger was doubtless never imin-
ent, since Adolf Hitler and his fol-
lowers would hardly have seized
the government, got rid of the
political opposition and repudiated
the treaties of peace because junk-
ing the Young Plan, one of the im-
portant items in the Hitler pro-
gram, would automatically revive
the punitive provisions of the Ver-
sailles treaty, with a renewed mili-
tary occupation of the Rhineland
as one of the probabilities. Never-
theless, considerable post-War pro-
gress in international affairs would
have been lost through a fascist
and Communist victory.
The quarrel and discord preced-
ing last Saturday's vote involved
principles affecting to a consider-
able degree the future of self-
government. Previous to the vote
of confidence, the Bruening Gov-
ernment had drawn up a program
for meeting the country's unem-
ployment and financial situation
generally. In place of the dole,
Germany is to try conscription of
labor. The budget is to be balanced
by severe reduction of expenditures,
and rigorous cuts in salaries and
personnel of the civil service. Ob-
viously, from the viewpoint of the
government, the vote of confidence
in these measures was hardly more
than a matter of form. Regardless
of the quarrels of parties and their
demands for representation in a
new ministry, the government laid
its plan for rehabilitation of state

Campus Opinion
Contributors ae asked to be brief,
confining themsehes to less than 30
words if possible. Anonymous com-
munications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as onidentia, upon re-
quest. Letters pub ished sold not be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of The Daily.
To the Editor:
The editorial of the 18th last on
1 Michigan's "fighting Band" plead-
ing for a more spontaneous and
less perfect outfit reflects a point
of view that seems to me to be a
bit "editorialish," as though the
writer had found himself under the
immediate necessity of "pounding
off" a half column before the sheet
went to press, and consequently
turned in a critical comment that
is slightly far-fetched.
Let me show evidence of haste
in its construction. First, "those
scrupulously p r e s s e d uniforms"
could disturb the writer but once
or twice at the beginning of the
season (and during the least im-
portant games) the old uniforms
were famously "out of Press' after
the first two weeks of school, and
I have my own ideas about the
possibility of the new ones doing
any better, since the cloth appears
to be of the same texture. Secondly,
what are "those white starched
shoulder straps" that the writer
thought to be so terrible? I confess
such a decoration would be un-
aesthetic, but thank Heaven there
are no white starched shoulder
straps, although I imagine a few
doses of "Johnny Walker" would
cause the yellow Sam Brown belts
to alter their appearance to an
unsteady observer in the stadium.
Thirdly, our ranks are not "pre-
cisely drawn," nor are the drills
ever executed to perfection-every
bandsman knows that, and I
thought the spectators did too.
Nobody need see dress parade at the
U. S. Military academy, as a stand-
ard of perfection, to know that
our lines often get pretty bad. Five
hours drill a week cannot produce
perfection; the Lieutenant knows
it; "Uncle Bob" (Robert A. Camp-
bell, treasurer, ed.) knows it; we all
know it. .
If the writer thinks the heralds
suggest the spirit of a comic opera,
etc., that's his own affair. He could
at least laugh about it instead of
attempting to be real vitriolic. And
I can't find evidence that we em-
ploy "theatrical props" excessively.
Ohio State's band with its white
spats, the size of the Illinois band,
and Purdue's outfit with its mega-
phones, etc., seem to be leaning far
more in the direction of the thea-
trical than Michigan. (All college
bands seem to be showing off when
compared with the Service bands.
Take the West Point band for
instance; they never spell words,
and the drum major was severely
reprimanded after one game by the
commandant for putting on a
strut! At Army games the corps
stages a review, but the writer
woudn't even like that very well
since he is so against militarism.)
The praise given the Harvard
band may be justified, after a
fashion, but that university is
famed for finer things than her
band-which is a good thing for
While being in action with the
Michigan band I have realized the
presence of what is usually called
"esprit de corps; and viewing the
outfit from the stands I feel that
it is flexible, cultivated, but not too

professional and perfect. I feel
that we can easily pride our-
selves on the quality of the Michi-
gan outfit, and that editorial writ-
ers should know what they are
talking about.
W. R. M., '32.

I suppose you are all overjoyed
to see me back aren't you gents?
What! You hesitate? Well, I won't
press you on that one, but I do
insist that the original methods for
getting to games be sent in soon.
I've got to get to the Harvard
massacre some way, and I'm afraid
that my method of last game won't
work again. This business of dis-
guising ones' self as a case of
scotch and crawling into a deserted
truck to be picked up by passers by
only works when you can be sure
of finding a deserted truck, and in
these days of hard times people
aren't leaving trucks deserted in
the ditch half as often as one
might suppose. In fact, Indon't re-
member ever having seen such a
dirth of deserted trucks. It's a
dirthy Irish trick.
* x
Dear Dan:
Well, here we are, 'way up on
top of the beautiful new Notre
Dame . . . No, No. Ohio College
stadia-(By popular request we are
leaving out the rest of the pre-
amble which gives us practically
nothing to fill the column with
unless we can fill it with pride at
being a public benefactor)......
I have discovered a peculiarity of
the O. S. U. undergraduates that
I think worth noting. They get
awfully peeved when you refer to
the referree (ha?) as a big sissy.
As you probably know, I am sitting
in the enemy section for the pur-
pose of gathering local choler, and
I just want you to make a memo
to the effect that I am succeeding
in a fashion that will probably
necessitate two weeks' vacation
with pay. Sorra me loife, but I
can't hardly even talk due to my
ill-advised visit to Joe's Hot Dog
Shoppe here in Columbus or where-
ever I am supposed to be. Anyway
these boys down here are very
touchy about their school honor,
and object strongly to being told
that their voices haven't changed
yet, making them a bunch of boys
in High cheers (Highchairs... get
that? heheheh!) Well, Here I am
signing off again in a swirl of red
hats and beer-bottles, I hope you
enjoyed the game as much as I
did. If you want to know who won
read a paper (adv.) So long
Everybody .. .
Joe Whoosh.
Thanks Joe, that one is good
for four inches of type or I'm
a cockeyed liar (Elmer! I am
not cockeyed!).. We are all cer-
tainly much obliged old man,
at least I am, and we hope to
hear more of the games through
you in the future-and a lot
less of your lousy fast ones you
wet smack.
m , Y
Dear Daniel:
Sunday, when your watchful eye
was lulled to inaction by the foot-
ball atmosphere (Boy, the football
atmosphere they sell in Columbus
would have put anyone else's eye
clear out of business ... D. B.), the
Ritz took advantage and posted a
sign - "One Dollar Dinners Now
$1.25." They thought they could
get away with it, but we saw them
(I'll bet you peeked . . . D. B.).
What will you do about it now?

With Love
Napoleon The Little.
* * *
Dear Nap:
I can't go around prosecuting
people on mere hearsay. Wait 'till
I see it, and there'll be trouble.
I'll warrant you that all right all
Dopey Dun: - Sorry, but your
plan of being a gunman like the
guy that accompanies the band
and scares them into funny forma-
tions isn't worth the proverbiall
whoop. I haven't got a gun. If I
did have a gun, my soft heart
Iwould prevent my making such a
use of it. I think that is one of the
brutalizing factors of football. Why
can't they train their band byy
kindness and love rather than
frightening the poor things into
abject obedience by means of fire-
arms, the big bullies? Why, I had
a little dog not long since that I
trained so well by kindness that he
never even winced at a shot or a
naughty word. That's how he
happened to get shot. Maybe we
could fix the band that way, if guys
like you would shut up.

About Books,
ORPHEUS, Myths of the World: By
Padraic Colum. With Twenty En-
gravings by Boris Artzybashef. The
MacMillan Co. $5.00.
A Review
The distinguishing characteristic
of all mythology is its irrefutable
logic. It is as sensible as relativity.
as coldly scientific as a chemical
equation. All three required the
utmost imagination to work out.
Mythology starts with a major
premise which is usually chaos and
which cannot be disputed, and
works up through a series of minor
premises, to a conclusion, which is
the state of man and his purpose,
manner of formation, and reason
of being. If approached in faith, it
offers an ordered universe which
brooks no doubt. If approached any
other way, it offers fascinating
reading and invaluable insight into
the primitive mind.
Padraic Colum approaches myth-
ology with sympathy and knowl-
edge. He has been called the out-
standing artist of the Irish renais-
sance. He possesses that mixture of
light and shadow, that subtle twist
of the English tongue, which is the i
heritage of the Irish, to its fullest
extent. And to further fit him for
the task of writing "Orpheus, Myths
of the World," if further requisites
are necessary, he subscribes to
Bronislaw Malinowski's doctrine
that "these myths live not by idle
interest, not as fictitious or even
true narrative, but are to the
natives a statement of a primeval,
greater and more relevant reality,
by which the present life, fates,
and activities of man are deter-
He gives us the Egyptian, Baby-
lonian, Persian, Greek, Latin, Cel-
tic, Scandinavian, East Indian,
Chinese, Japanese, Polynesian, Per-
uvian, Central American and Mex-
ican, and Zuni stories, and we un-
derstand each of them better when
we see it related to a similar story
in another mythology. The story of
creation for instance appears fairly
consistently in all the divisions,
under the general-title, "In the Be-
ginning." They show the utmost
originality. The Greeks started the
world in this way, "In the begin-
ning Nyx, who is night, hovered
in the darkness. An egg was laid
by Nyx, the black-winged bird.
From the upper shell of that
egg was formed Ouranos, who
is Heaven, and from the lower
shell, Gaia, who is earth. And
Eros, who is love, flew forth
from the egg." This is how it
started, and if not for Nyx, the
Black-Winged bird, there would
have been no Sophocles, no Plato,
no Aristophanes. It was all very
Many of the myths go on further
than just the bare beginning. In
some, Gods engage in dreadful
struggles; in some, aeons passed in
indecision before the birth of man;
in some, there are tales of the
eternal relationships between man
and God; in some, man desires to
become immortal and travels from
heaven to hell in untiring search to
satisfy this desire. But in all, logic
is foremost. There is no indefinite
rambling from here to there. Every
God, every man, every demi-god
has his character, and his life fol-
lows his character with admirable

consistency. Perhaps the most im-
aginative people of all were the
Icelandic race. Their myths of Thor
and Odin and the idyllic Asgarth,
which was "the name of the world
they made for themselves," are full
of emotion. These Gods differ from
the Christian Powers in being able
to do wrong as we judge it.
"Then was heard the galloping
of the horses of the riders of
Muspellsheim; then was heard
the laughter of Loki; then was
heard the blowing' of Heim-
dall's horn-fate was heard in
the note of the Gjallarthorn
that Heimdall blew before the
abodes of -the Gods; then was
heard the openings of Valhall's
five hundred and forty doors,
as eight hundred heroes made
ready to pass through each
door." There is the start of the
war which was to tell the fate of


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