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Thy Name
Is Caprice . .
E IS deceived who thinks he knows
Three weeks ago co-eds voted by rather trem-
endous majorities for certain modifications in
their hour regulations. . The Daily, which had
previously printed one short editorial on the sub-
ject, took up in earnest what it believed to be
their cause. When both the Women's Board of
Representatives and Board of Directors went on
record in favor of two of the changes, and when
a long list of prominent co-eds declared for pub-
lication that they believed there should be an
alteration in the rules, The Daily felt certain that
it was campaigning for something which the fem-
inine part of the campus definitely desired.
If this had not been the case -if women had
expressed satisfaction with the existing regime-
The Daily quite obviously would not and could not
have had any interest in the matter.,
It seems that about 'the only thing left for
co-eds to try to obtain, and about the only thing
which they seem desirous of obtaining, is the
privilege for senior women to stay out one extra
hour a week. Dean Lloyd has made no specific
promise, but her statement indicates that if the
request is reconsidered in the light of the chap-
eron problem that would arise, and a workable
solution for this problem reached, the privilege
may be forthcoming.
The matter rests with the co-eds. They have
said repeatedly that they desire this change. Their
self-governing body has accepted it unanimously-
If they still want it, there is a strong probability

that they can get it.
Cabaret .. .
M ARGARET HISCOCK tells us this
year's sophomore cabaret, opening
today, is the best ever.
A half-hour of floor show - five acts of vaude-
ville - will be presented thrice daily. A hundred
and forty hostesses will be on hand to entertain
The customary frigidity of campus life will be
set aside for two days and students, men and
women, will be able to enjoy a little high school
informality. We are going to be on hand to have
our share of the fun.
Appointment Of
Dr. Blakeman . .

A Phi Beta Kappa, he is thoroughly acquainted1
with the university regime. He has won many
friends through his sympathetic services in Ann
Arbor. More even than this, he has shown him-]
self to have the high courage we need in leaders.
Gratitude must be expressed to Mr. Earhart for
once again contributing substantially to the well-
being and growth of the University.I
Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column should not bej
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous communications will be disre-
garded. The names of communcants will, however,
be regarded as confidential upon request. Contribu-
tors are asked to be brief, confining themselves to
less than 500 words if possible.
To The Editor:
"A friend of sanity" (referred to below as
"Afos") -if he is an American - belongs to that
vast group of our countrymen who do not read
the newspaper carefully or merely glance at
papers which devote many columns to society
gossip and athletics but neglect .to report fully
events of historic significance because they occur
beyond the country limits. One is tempted to
divide Americans into those who read internation-
ally-minded newspapers like "The New York
Times," and "The Christian Science Monitor,"
and those who do not. The first group realizes that
the decrees of the Nazi government as well as the
official speeches and acts of Hitler are more than
sufficient to utterly condemn the Nazi. Has Afos
not heard that the United States had to protest
against the bad manners of the present German
government which did not punish the Nazi who
had beaten over thirty American tourists for fail-
ing to give the Nazi salute or because they were
Jews? How can such official facts be compared to
the atrocity propoganda of the World War?
Afos overlooks the fact that Reichstag fire came
just before the March election, enabling the chan-
cellor - Hitler - to wipe out the meagre remains
of constitutionalism; with this arson the Nazi
tightened their stranglehold on the ethical groups
in Germany. "The Brown Book of the Hitler
Terror" (Knopf)' perpared by an international
committee headed by Lord Marley, shows that Van
der Lubbe was the "fall guy" who was probably
tempted by a promise of immunity, plus a little
cash, plus an opportunity to get into the limelight.
According to "Arson de Luxe" which appeared in
Harper's October issue, Van der Lubbe told two
people that he was a Nazi; this article states that
the incendaries could only have escaped from the
Reichstag through an underground tunnel leading
to the palace of the Reichstag President next door
whose occupant was one of Hitler's right-hand
men. The author asks some uncomfortable ques-
tions: Why was the Reichstag left unguarded on
the evening of the 27th after 5 o'clock? How did
Van der Lubbe get into a building in the heart of
busy Berlin with enough confederates and incen-
diary material to set a fire that broke out in a
score of places? How did he get out again?
If the Nazis represent the will of the German
them at the recent "election?" Does Afos defend
incendiaries were the Nazi. The "official" Nazi
story about the fire, it discovers, contains 31 con-
tradictions. These are voluminously set forth to
weave the web of circumstantial guilt. This book
further lists 250 murders committed by the Nazi
since March 3rd, the day of the Nazi rise to com-
plete power.
Afos being familiar with conditions in Austria
must admit that various racial mixtures are com-
mon in the country: Hitler's being partly Czech
need not exclude that he has some Jewish blood
which was traced in great detail by an Austrian
newspaper last summer. It would be fine if this
report should prove to be erroneous, as a race
which gave Jesus, Spinoza, and Einstein to man-
kind would be disgraced by a Hitler. The East-
ern Jews which - as Afos correctly states -have
lower (ethical) standards than Western Jews form
but a minority among the Jews now living in Ger-
many; it would have been easy to expel these new-
comers instead of relentlessly persecuting all Jews
-had not the Nazi been blinded by envy of the
high intellectual standards set be Jewish physi-
cians, lawyers, etc.
Numerous Germans who fled from Nazi terror
to neighboring countries have been murdered by

Nazi; as these were not punished for their crime,
the German government must be considered the
sponsor. What did it do concerning the price set
on Einstein's head? Can Afos. defend the brutal
murder of the three Germans who were killed
while running from their persecutors in the moun-
tains of Austria Vorarlberg? Or that of the
Munich Catholic leader who was shot in a Tyro-
lian village? The American athletes who have
sent a renewed warning to Berlin must have rea-
sons for believing that the Nazi are not intending
to keep their promises concerning equal rights for
Jews at the Olympic games.
If the Nazi represent the will of the German
people why did they bully citizens into voting for
them at the recent election?" Does Afos defend
the arrest of the Duke of Wurttemberg as punish-
ment for having refused to cast a ballot? Or the
imprisonment of three directors who had walked
away from a loudspeaker broadcasting Hitler's
speech? The semi-official Austrian "Politische
Korrespondenz" maintained that private advices
from Germany conclusively show Hitler would
not have recevied anywhere near 50% of the total
vote if the balloting had been really free.
Tschuppik, a Czech correspondent who was held
8 months in Bavarian prisons altho the state
prosecutor at Leipzig twice declared there was
no evidence against him, reports that Dr. Gerlich,
editor of a Catholic weekly, was taken one day in
May from his cell at 2 a.m. to the "White Hall"
in the prison where the examinations were con-
ducted and beaten unconscious. W. Friedmann
has gone out of his mind owing to his long impris-
onment. Count Aretin was transferred to the con-
centration camp at Dachau for having lent a
pencil to Mr. Panther, the English reporter who

reports of Nazi violence have been exaggerated
does not agree with numerous statements made
by Americans who have returned from Germany.
Mr. Harrison Brown who had spent several years
in Germany wrote in the "League of Nations
Chronicle:" "At the turn of the year, the National
Socialist movement was in full process of disin-
tegration. Accusations of corruption within the
party were rife, desertions from the Storm Troops
were taking palce wholesale, and fratricidal murder
was common. Dissensions between the leaders
were open secrets and the movement was weighed
down with debt.
"Today they stand alone admist the havoc they
have created, loathed by 50 per cent of the Ger-
mans, despised by the cultured element of every
country, suspected by all their neighbors....
National Socialism was never a party in the usual
sense of the term. It was a 'movement' based
on emotionalism and political ignorance, and
grounded above all in the ghastly circumstances
which have combined to form the discontent and
helplessness of German youth...But nothing can
explain a way the tragedy of the present, above
all nothing can excuse the sadism of the Terror.
The Nazis are not doing to others what was done
to themselves, for they were never persecuted;
on the contrary, the organized campaign of cow-
ardly hooliganism for which they were responsible
for years was far too leniently treated. At any
time, a little energy could have disposed of them,
as was proved by the fact that Bruening once
dissolved the "Brown Army" as easily as if it had
been a village fire-brigade. Nobody who has lived
near it has any illusions about the "heroism" of
of the movement: the Storm Troopers are bullies,
not fighters, their "noble exploits" have been car-
ried out under police protection.... Conservative
neutral estimates put the number of those mur-
dered under the "brown terror" at over four hun-
dred; the beaten and injured run to thousands,
and for the first time in history, a government
has instituted "concentration camps" in which
to imprison, indefinitely and without charge, its
own nationals who disagree with it. Some forty
thousand people are incarcerated in those camps,
from some of which the most sinister rumors of
maltreatment emanate. The individual tragedies
of suicide and wrecked homes defy all computation.
One of the worst features of the movement, and
one whose exposure most alarms the Nazi, con-
cerns the character of its leaders. No party can
prevent unsavory individuals from entering its
rank and file, but it is no exaggeration to say that
never before has a great country been ruled by
such men as predominate in Hitler's entourage.
They include Goering, ex-inmate of a Stockholm
madhouse; Frick, now minister of the interior,
war-time shirker and later forger of passports
for political murderers; Killinger, Nazi governor
of Saxony, convicted forger; Heines, police chief
of Breslau, twice convicted of murder; Graf Hell-
dorf, head of the Berlin Storm Troops, a notorious
thug who has figured for such activities in numer-
ous police reports; Kaufmann, commissioner for
Hamburg, convicted swindler who has several
times escaped punishment by pleading insanity.
The list is endless.. .Germany's famous univer-
sities have been denuded of most of those who
made them famous, her hospitals and laborato-
ries stripped of the most outstanding characters.
The victims include not only Jews but every per-
son suspected of progressive ideas or a civilized
attitude towards international affairs."
Einstein's prediction that the Nazis would cause
their downfall by their stupidity seems to be
coming true faster than some expected; their
religious persecutions indicate this. Boycott Ger-
man goods!
A Friend of Germany.
Editor's Note - Owing to the quantity of mate-
rial received, it will be impossible for The Daily to
continue to print letters as long as the one above.
Contributors to Campus Opinion are requested to
confine themselves to 500 words.
Y - - - - -
Screen Reflections
Four stars means extraordinary; three stars definitely
recommended; two stars, average; one star, inferior;
no stars, stay away from it.
Philo Vance ................William Powell

The program at the Michigan is good for those
who are addicted to detective stories, and there
are a very few of us who are not attracted by
them at some time or another. This one is S. S.
Van Dine's latest, including all the tricks and
minute details for which his stories are famous.
The same cast that supported William Powell in
the screen versions of the other mysteries of this
author are present in this production with the
addition of Helen Vinson, whose charm always
adds to any picture. It would be treason to tell
you the plot, but it will do you no harm to be let
in on the beginning. The action starts at a dog
show on Long Island, and it is there that some of
the characters acquire the hatred of each other
which is so necessary to a detective story. When
the first murder is discovered, we see Philo Vance,
the famous acme-of-culture-man and dog fancier
in this case, about to sail for Europe. He hears
about the death, decides that it is murder instead
of suicide, and thinks that solving it would be
ever so much more fun than going to Europe.
At this point the intricacies begin and continue to
keep the interest of the audience until the end.
These Philo Vance stories always seem entertain-
ing for more reasons than the mystery, the in-
genuity, and the guessing which always accom-
panies them. The photography is always good,
and each character has a finesse which makes
him pleasingly real and worth while to an enter-
taining movie.
There is a mediocre cartoon comedy, a very very
bad Andy Clyde comedy, a news reel, and a spine-
shivering short showing views from the top of
many of the highest buildings in the world, and
pictures of men crawling around all over them.
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