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HCHIGAN DAILY
Established 1890

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Published every morning except Monday during the
University year and Summer Session by the Board in
control of Student Publications.
Member of the Western Conference Editorial Associa-
tion aW"1 the Big Ten News Service.
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The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use
for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or
not otherwise credited in this paper and the local news
published herein. All rights of republication of special
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second class matter. Special rat of postage granted by
Third Assistant Postmaster-Genersdl.
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$1.50. During regular school year by carrier, $3.75; by
mail, $4.25.
Offices: Student Publications Building, Maynard Street,
Ann Arbor, Michigan. Phone: 21214.
RepreseNtatives: College Publications Representatives,
Inc., 40 East Thirty-Fourth Street, New York City; 80
Boylston Stireet, Boston; 612 North Michigan Avenue,
Chicago
EDITORIAL SAFF
Telephone 4925
MANAGING EDITOR.........THOMAS K. CONNELLAN
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR.............C. HART SCHAAF
CITY EDITOR.....................BRACKLEY SHAW
SPORTS EDITOR.................ALBERT H. NEWMAN
WOMEN'S EDITOR.....................CAROL J. HANAN
NIGHT EDITORS: A. Ellis Ball, Ralph G. Coulter, Wil-
liam G. Ferris, John C. Healey, E. Jerome Pettit, George
Van Vleck, Guy M. Whipple, Jr.
SPORTS ASSISTANTS: Charles A. Baird, Donald R. Bird,
Arthur W. Carstens, Sidney Frankel, Roland L. Martin,
Marjorie Western
WOMEN'S ASSISTANTS: Barbara Bates, Eleanor Blum,
Lois Jotter, Marie Murphy, Margaret D. Phalan.
REPORTERS: Roy Alexander, John A. Babington, Ogden
G. Dwight, Paul J. Elliott, Courtney A. Evans, Ted R.
Evans, Bernard H. Fried, Thomas Groehn, Robert D.
Guthrie, Joseph L. Karpinski, Thomas H. Kleene, Rich-
ard E. Lorch, David G. Macdonald, Joel P. Newman,
Kenneth Parker, George I. Quimby, William R. Reed,
Robert S. Ruwitch, Robert J. St. Clair, Arthur S. Settle,
Marshall D. Silverman, A. B. Smith, Jr., Arthur M.
Taub, Philip T. Van Zile.
WOMEN REPORTERS: Dorothy Gies, Jean Hanmer,
Florence Harper, Marie Held, Eleanor Johnson, Jose-
phine McLean, Marjorie Morrison, Sally Place, Rosalie
Resnick, Mary Robinson, Jane Schneider, Margaret
Spencer.
BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 2-1214
BUSINESS MANAGERl............W. GRAFTON SHARP
CREDIT MANAGER.............BERNARD E. SCHNACKE
WOMEN'S BUSINESS MANAGER..................
............................. CATHARINE MC HENRY
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS: Local Advertising, Fred Her-
trick; Classified Advertising, Russell Read; Advertising
Contracts, Jack Bellamy; Advertising Service, Robert
Ward; Accounts, Allen Knuusi; Circulation, Jack Ef-
roymson.-
ASSISTANTS: Meigs Bartmess, Van Dunakin, Milton Kra-
mer, John Ogden, Bernard Rosenthal, Joe Rothbard,
James Scott, David Winkworth.
WOMEN'S BUSINESS STAFF
Jane Bassett, Virginia Bell, Winifred Bell, Mary Bursley,
Peggy Cady, Betty Chapman, Patricia Daly, Jean Dur-
ham, Minna Gffen, Doris Gimmy, Billie Griffiths, Janet
Jackson, IsabelleKanter, Louise Krause, Margaret
Mustard, Nina Pollock, Elizabeth J. Simonds.
NIGHT' EDITOR : RALPH G. COULTER
Not Wanted -
Press Dictatorshi1p . .
T HE American citizen is the kind of
person- who, appealed to on a
basis of patriotism or idealism, will sacrifice per-
sonal ideals for what he hopes may be the advan-
tage of the entire group.' He will do this voluntar-
ily. He will do it because the appeal is made to
him as a free man, capable of reaching his own
conclusions concerning his own, individual affairs.
He will never do it because he is told he must. He
abhors bureaucracy and red tape and rampant
authority. Let anyone attempt to crack down on
him, to command rather than to ask, the Amer-
ican citizen gets his back up, takes a good hold of
his position, and doesn't budge a s'olitary inch.
That is what happened in 'this country with
intoxicating liquor. It is what is now happening
with the NRA.
The, administration is attempting to crack down.
It has foregone persuasion and substituted orders.
The natural result is that the Anierican citizen is
no longer the blindly enthusiastic supporter of the
NRA he once was. He is beginning to talk about
American traditions and ideals; he is beginning to
think less of Karl Marx and more of Thomas
Jefferson.
At no point along the recovery front is this
change in feeling more noticeable than it is with
newspapers. Newspapers have supported the NRA
to the hilt. They have done all that could be ex-
pected of them. The time has now come for he
adoption of a newspaper code and the licensing of
the American press. As an importanat feature of
their code the ne.wspaper representatives wish to
have incorporated that part of the First Amend-

ment to the Constitution which says there shall be
"no abridging the freedom of speech, or press."
Prof. Lindsay Rogers, who represents the NRA ad-
ministration in negotiations for a newspaper code,
objects to this clause. He doesn't want it to 'be a
part of the code.
Professor Rogers argues that the provision is
unnecessary. It would be, he says. merely repeti-
tious. To this the newspapers can rightfully ask:
if it is to no great consequence, why is the admin-
istration opposing its incorporation? Certainly if
the clause does no harm it should be part of the
code.
The professor argues, too, that this phrase, in-
cluded in the code would distinguish the press
from other industries. There is no argument with
this statement. Of course such a code would dis-
tinguish the press from other forms of industry.
It would distinguish it in just such a manner as
the founders of the Republic distinguished it when
they passed the First Amendment. The press is
more than a business. It remains the potential

papers. The mere refusal to give a newspaper a
blue eagle is a governmental condemnation of a
newspaper which should not be tolerated.
These attempted restrictions on the press, plus
the too evident tendency of the NRA administra-
tion to get tough with the individual American
citizen, have no part in the American scheme of
government. They are alien to our nature, to our.
history, to our present needs. They are a little
bit of Stalin, mixed with something of Mussolini
and rather too much '-of Hitler. They do not
belong in this country; we do not want them.
That is why the demoeratic New York Times says,
".. . the owners and publishers of newspapers will
continue to oppose anything in the newspaper'
code which even appears to give to the Govern-
ment a semblance of power to dictate to the press
what it shall print and what it shall not."
Recently we spoke of the pitiful case of a man
whose cause has been defeated largely by his own
hands. The success of the NRA is imperilled in
just such a way.
Wy All rThae
Rumpus Over Ford?
T HE ferocious battle between Henry:
Ford and the NRA waged in the
Detroit Free Press if not in' any other newspaper,
and seemingly about over, has really been quite a
foolish slugfest over nothing at all. It was foolish
because Henry has said, and it is a matter of his-
torical record that he has said, that he would stop
manufacturing automobiles if and when the
American people repealed Prohibition. Inasmuch
as the American people will do the final last
touch on the repeal act today, and the formal
burial of the Eighteenth Amendment is but a
short distance away, it may be readily seen that
Henry's days as an automobile man are through.
On December 5, the day prohibition is formally
repealed, Henry will shut his plants, the trade
which would normally go to him will go to his
competitors in the low price car field. This will
require these competitors to increase production,
and this in turn will necessitate the hiring of men
laid off by Ford's ;withdrawl - under the terms
with which all automobile men except Henry Ford
seem capable of complying. And 'Henry may then
retreat to the solitude of the northern Michigan
woods.
Thus it can be seen that the battle was and is
of no important future consequence. Or is it just
barely possible that Henry can not be taken at his
own highly publicized word?

THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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REVIEW OF TWO POEMS Ne'
By E. FLORENCE SWANSON
By GEORGE HELM
MISS SWANSON'S POEMS reveal a degree of The
sensibility and insight sufficient to afford her Clio
access to a world of significant images, and these ExP
she is almost always capable of phrasing felici- s;-
tously (as in the first stanza of "Pity the Dead"
and the second and last stanzas of "Windy Eu-
charist"). She does not however always as yet
successfully integrate separate images and experi-
ences into a poem. It is in this respect that
"Windy Eucharist," with its more important
theme, is inferior to "Pity the Dead," which, per- M(
haps because it is shorter, is more coherent, effec- $4
tive expression. The imagery developed in its first
two stanzas presents the situation, and suggests
the attitude, which the last line of the poem com-
pletely expresses as its meaning flashes back to
illuminate the preceding imagery itself.
"Windy Eucharist" to the extent to which it
reveals itself either as meaning or as emotion is r
more significant. In it the poet speaks as one ___
straitly bound to earth, reviling its beauty ("earth
sweet with springtime," etc.) which she should
share but cannot, and crying out for deliverance
where deliverance is not to be had, at the same
time aware that the fault lies in herself and so
condemning the romantic desire for escape. The
value of the attitude is put in question however by
the fact that the final stanza of the poem may
indicate that the condemnation is not maintained,
in which case the entire poem would become the
expression of something approaching self-pity.
The uncertainty of meaning about the poem as a
whole is increased by the radical variation of
imagery after the fourth stanza, and by the fact
that no precise meaning consistent with the rest
of the poem is to be drawn from the first line.
The rather obvious paradox of
I revile
Earth sweet with springtime,
suggests the source of this confusion: perhaps
Miss Swanson is analyzing rather than expressing
her emotion.
Screen Reflcins
Four stars means extraordinary; three stars definitely
recommended; two stars, average; one star, inferior;
no stars, stay away from it.

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Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous communications will be 'disre-
garded. ,The names of communicants will, 'however,
be regarded as confidential upon request. Contribu-
tors are asked to be brief, confining themselves to
less than 300 wvords if possible,
LAUDABLE AIMS
OF CAMPUS LEFTISTS
To The Editor*
A few days ago there appeared in your columns
a signed articled which purported to illustrate the
"liberal situation" here on campus. The author
was at some pains to describe how weak and in-
effectual were the organizations, in whose hands
the liberal (or radical) banner is. All of it is quite
true, probably. I have attended a few meetings of
the various clubs and share with the occasional
puerility of ideas, and the lack of effective organ-
ization.
But, this is a period in history for which there is
absolutely no precedent. It is hardly more than a
truism to say that evils and abuses of all kinds are
rampant. Let us, face the situation with an open
mind. These "leftists" are trying in their own way
to bring order out of choas. They seek nothing' for
themselves except the satisfaction of having
fought for justice. If they fight for higher wages
for men working in fraternities, it is not because
they are going to get a part of the raised pay.
They have merely put themselves in the not too
pleasant position of championing' the rights of a
group, the part of a greater whole to which Presi-
dent Roosevelt's Recovery Administration is ded-
icated.
No one, if he thinks the thing through clearly
and without bias, can condemn the principle of
these so-called "radicals." Let us not lose sight of
their laudable aims in the confusion and annoy-
ance of their methods.
-A STUDENT
Musical Events
MUS z Y .
FIRST FACULTY
CONCERT
Prelude to Die Meistersinger......... Wagner
University Symphony Orchestra
directed by
Earl V. Moore'
Procession to the Minster
from Lohengrin... ................Wagner
University Symphony Orcestra
Lohengrin's Narrative from
Lohengrin, Act III................ Wagner
'Arthur Hackett, tenor
with University Symphony Orchestra
Prelude to Act III, from Lohengrin. . .Wagner
University Symphony Orchestra
Triple Concerto, in C
Major, Op. 56.................. Beethoven
Wassily Besekirsky, violinist
Hanns Pick, violoncellist
Joseph Brinkman, pianist
with the University Symphony Orchestra

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AT THE MICHIGAN
"THE POWER AND THE
GLORY"

Tom............Spencer Tracy
Sally.. .........C.olleen Moore
Henry ........... Frank Morgan
Director Howard's insertion of dialogue through-
out "The Power and the Glory" makes his pro-
duction rather unique, but it smacks of many
other movies of the "big" men working from the
bottom to the top and then falling to despair,
ruin or suicide.
Frank Morgan's voice and expression in the
dialogue that is heard at intervals through the
course of the picture is very good and had not the
dialogue itself jumped from one stage of Tom
Grogan's life back to another and then back again
the picture might have been worthy of distinc-
tion, and selected as the most original bit so far
this season. There is in this picture one original
bit that merits attention; the comeback of Col-
leen Moore to the screen. You undoubtedly re-
member Colleen Moore's silent pictures, the large
eyes and the bobbed hair, and if you have formed
all opinion of her as such, her part as Sally, wife
to Tom in this movie, will stick in your mind as
an example of the best acting she has done. She
is portrayed as a young school teacher and then
a cynical, temperamental, ambitious wife and is
sincere in her interpretation of the part. Out-
side cf this Spencer Tracy (the better of the two
Tracy's) pounds his fist, smokes cigars, and gets
old in a good characterization but not, certainly,
the best he has done. The only trouble with
"The Power and the Glory" is that the constant
turning back of the clock is liable to get one
confused and in doing this spoil the picture en-
tirely.
Tom Grogan and Henry grew up together. Tom
was a track-walker. Henry was a young business-
school man learning to be a secretary. Tom
falls in love with Sally, a school teacher who
teaches along the route of the railroad, and they
get married and she inspires him on and he bie-
comes the president of the road. Henry is his
secretary. Along comes Helen Vinson (she's get-
ting to be a little more obvious every time and
we suspect her right at the start), young and
beautiful, and a middle-aged man is foiled again.
Tom falls in love with her. Things go helter-
skelter and many sad occurrences result from
the love affair between the middle-aged man and
the young, beautiful girl.
We hear another dialogue in the Travel Talk
short subject and he still says, "And so it is
with this thought that we take leave of these
quaint, primitive peoples hoping to return once
again to their balmy shores." Thelma Todd, get-
ting a little worse each time, has a new partner in
the comedy and Il Duce has a new police force
in the Paramount, Eyes and Ears of the World,
news reel.
R. E. L.
A bicycle club has been organized at the Uni-
versity of Alabama, the members of which go on
weekly cycling parties.

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Sunday afternoon began the first of the Faculty itself to best advantage in the largo movement;
Concert Series, given in Hill Auditorium. This the ensemble work, for which the trio is noted,
year's initial program was by the University was best shown in the first and third move-
Symphony Orchestra, assisted by members of the ments, particularly in the exciting climax where
faculty, under the baton of Earl V. Moore. violin, violoncello, and piano take leave of the
Probably the appearance of the solo artists, orchestra and play a solo of their own.
Arthur Hackett, who sang the Lohengrin Aria, Dr. Moore has a quite professional group of

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