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doing all he can to help the defendents. But it is
also true that Mr. Leibowitz is everything that
Alabamians dislike. He is a New Yorker,. and the
southern ruralists dislike him for that. He is
jewish, and therefore the butt of southern racial
antipathy. He is backed by the International
Labor Defense, an organization linked with Com-
munistic activity, and therefore disliked for polit-
ical reasons. No matter how good a technical law-
yer Mr. Leibowitz is, it is certain that his per-
sonality - fine as it may be in any other place -
arouses the Alabamans to an even greater pitch
in their desire to see "justice" done their white
It appears to be about time that someone
thought of the lives of the defendants, rather than
great judicial cases involving this- thing and an-
other thing about the southern social system,
e the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, and
n the hope for the underdog in America. The lives
- of these men can be saved only when Alabamans
become convinced that no outside agencies are'
trying to tell good southerners how to run their
government. Only then is there a chance that
southerners will try the case on its merits.
o It is a sad commentary on southern justice that
s that condition can hardly be achieved until the
L defense has at its head some man more in sym-
s pathy with the south.
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insipid and asinine one I have ever had the mis-
fortune to read.
Without condemning the female specie, may I
say that I believe this to be from the pen of an
intolerant and bigoted woman whose knowledge
of German affairs is so inadequate and super-
ficial that she has absolutely no reason to express
herself in public print. Furthermore, to educate
her in the Nazi doctrines and beliefs, and "tra-
ditional German liberalism and tolerance" would
require work too voluminous for this occasion.
The "Friend of Sanity"- which is a misnomer
and delusion - evidently found a redeeming fea-
ture in the Jewish viewpoint. Strange how such
anti-semites have the courage to say, "I number
several Jews among my closest friends"; and in
the same breath she concludes, "Yet I should
prefer to take my medical and legal troubles to
a non-jew -" This, to my mind, is the acme
of intolerance and maladjusted and illogical rea-
soning. I just wonder if this pseudo "Friend of
Sanity" is a product of our liberal-minded edu-
cational institution of today. For the sake of hu-
manity and especially the Jews, I hope not.
Gordon Hurwitz, '34
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NIGHT EDITOR: A. ELLIS BALL
ZOO IN BUDAPEST WAS "ART"
To The Editor: -
That "Zoo In Budapest" did not have the ele-
ments of true 'art' with either a capital or lower
case "A" is a harsh statement for any one person
to make without statements to justifiy his opinion.
Maybe Ham Gene Raymond and Loretta Young
weren't unusually good artists but to me and to
others who saw the picture they were at least re- I
freshing. They were apparently without self-
consciousness and, what's more, they possessed
an air of simplicity in their acting that is scarce
among the modern screen stars.
But their being refreshing is beside the point of
"art." Sir, did you notice the p h o to g r a p h y
throughout the film? All the scenes were CLEAR
including distant backgrounds of moving people
(I refer particularly to the scene in which the
society woman finds a fox which exactly matches
a fur scarf she is wearing). The animal shots in
themselves were educational, to say the least, and
if the value of the romantic element of the picture
should die, as it will, these animal scenes will
still be a compliment to any museum of natural
history. Certainly there is "art" in the skill which
took such admirable pictures.
Besides the scenes themselves, won't you con-
cede credit to the photographer for the way he
controlled the interest of his audience?
Using one instance as an example; Do you
remember when Gene Raymond said, "no people
around to excite the animals" the photographer
swung his camera toward several cages of sleepy
beasts, then suddenly toward one which was wide
awake - did you hear the audience laugh?. Well,
not long and heartily, but pleasedly as though it
As for its being a "re-run," did you'know that
"Be Mine Tonight" (which you labeled "Art" with
a capital "A") is over a year old? -
It seems to me that the Art Cinema League did
not fail its patrons in presenting "Zoo In Buda-
pest" as a picture worthy of the League's spon-
- C. Neubecker, '36
WHEN the gentleman in question gets on the
trail of an idea he moves rapidly, so there
should be no wonder he confused Secretary Per-
Miss Perkins' private phone rang, Her assistant
,"This is Frank," said a voice. "May I talk to Miss
"It's Frank," announced the assistant.
"Frank? I don't know any Frank," said Secre-
tary Perkins. "Ask him whom he's with."
The assisant did.
"With the United States," laughed the voice on
the phone. "This is the President."
MRS. MARY HARRIMAN RUMSEY, of the Con-
sumers' advisory board, could buy hand-made
lace unmentionable from dawn to dusk if she
wanted to. But now she has a set of cotton ones
that cost all of 32 cents.
The "undies" were sent Gen. Hugh Johnson, re-
covery administrator, by a southern cotton textile
manufacturer who wanted to show him what they
are making. The price tag was attached.
The general wrapped them up solemnly, wrote
out a card, "With my compliments" and sent them
around to the patrician Mrs. Rumsey.
THE vice-president's chair and the senate floor
are past glories for Charles Curtis, attorney.
But there is one vestige of the old days he would
like to keep. His dark sedan always has been tag-
ged "No. 11." He made a special trip to the traffic
bureau to insure keeping the number.
SECRETARY ICKES of the interior has a dis-
trust of reports. He decided he would find out
in his own way how his legal department was work-
Being a lawyer himself, he drew up a fictitous
contract for public works assistance. By some
juggling of phrases he made it the sort of con-
tract no one should OK. Then he mailed it.
Back came the contract to the address he had
arranged, bearing an OK.
Then the storm broke.
TELEGRAPH instruments click constantly in the
,hall outside the senate banking committee's
They .seemed to fascinate Senator John Town-
send of Delaware as he trotted in and out to the
Then one day he sat down to a "bug" and
tapped out a perfect code to the surprise of the
"I used to be an operator, myself," he explained.
_,JRS. ROOSEVELT was giving one of her teas at
the White House. After she had greeted the
guests and seen that every one had tea and cakes
she decided to have some herself.
No sooner had she picked up a cup than a flut-
tery woman waltzed up and gushed:
"Oh, Mrs. Roosevelt, let me stir it for you."
And like the perfect hostess, Mrs. Roosevelt
held out her cup without the slightest change of
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I T must be apparent to all who are
following the Scottsboro case with
anything approaching diligence that the issue in
that unfortunate affair has long ceased to 1
whether the nine Negroes are guilty of criminally
assaulting two white women; rather, the case is
one in which the social code of the south has
taken the dominate role, and every southerner
connected with the trial, including Circuit Judge
W. W. Callahan, appears to be far more interested
in the preservation of that code than in the guilt
or innocence of the accused men.
Look, for instance, at the record the judge has
made at the Heywood Patterson trial. It took him
over an hour and a half to charge the jury, and
he forgot to say that it was possible for the jurors
to bring in a verdict of not guilty. After the de-
fense lawyers reminded him of his omission, he
turned to the jurors and said, "Oh, yes. I over-
looked one thing. If you are not satisfied beyond
all reasonable doubt that the defendent is guilty
as charged, then he ought to be acquitted." When
the defense lawyers, earlier in the case, had at-
tempted to establish the character of Victoria
Price, the accuser, the judge cut short the pro-
cedure because he wished to protect, so he said,
Mrs. Price's "chastity." He told the jury, further-
more, that when the complaining witness in a
case of criminal attack is a white women, "there
is a very strong suspicion that she did not yield
voluntarily to a Negro. In short, any white woman
of the south, no matter who she is and what she
has done, may suddenly decide that a Negro has
assaulted her, and then may depend upon white
southern "gentlemen" jurors (in the Patterson
trial they were provincial farmers) to give the
Negro what southern tradition says he deserves.
Indeed, the judge made himself emphatic upon
this point. He said it mattered not whether the
complaintant was "the most despised, ignorant, and
abondoned woman of the community or the spot-
less virgin daughter of a prominent home.. . .It
is the glory of the state that its protecting wings
encompass all mankind."
The attorney-general, Thomas E. Knight Jr.,
was even more emphatic. He admitted he was
making appeal to passion, not to reason. When
the defense attorneys asked that the case be de-
clared a mistrial because of the attorney-gen-
eral's actions, the judge refused the request. At
this decision, according to The New York Times,
"the hostile hillsmen who crowded the second-
floor room chuckled their delight and slapped
each other on the back."
TrmcP iqa eidnces enough. surely, that the
Letters published in this olumn bouldenot 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, fonfning themselves to
less than 500 words if possible.
WE NEED SCHOOLS,
NOT BATTLE SIPS
To The Editor:
The New York Teachers Anti-War Committee
has recently issued the following challenge to
educators throughout the nation. It calls for
courageous and thoughtful action. Under the
caption - "Build Schools, Not Battleships'' it goes
"Retrenchment in Education continues, un-
abated, to undermine the foundation of free edu-
cation in America. Local governments are helpless
before irresponsible economy drives that close
schools, crowd classrooms, and reduce the salaries
of teachers. The federal government has failed to
respond to pleas for aid to the schools in their
present crisis. At the same time, it has embarked
upon an unprecedented program of military ex-
penditure. Six hundred million dollars has been
appropriated for the army and navy budget.
Four hundred million more has bee set aside
from the Public Works fund to build battleships,
army posts and bombing planes -all in the face
of the disastrous decline in educational services!
This glaring contradiction has been neglected toc
long by teachers, parents and other sincere sup-
porters of public education.
"Let us raise this cry in defense of the schools;
'For The Diversion Of Funds From The Mount-
ing Military Budget To School Budgets That Iave
Suffered In The Crisis! For A -Real Public Works
Program That Will Build Schools, Not Battle-
The New York Teachers Anti-War Committee
suggests that groups of teachers immediately ac.
cept this challenge and make its acceptance ax
active part of their program. Further, it sug-
gests that resolution embodying this challange b
sent at once to President Roosevelt.
Here is a cause in which our School of Educa
tion, with its experimental schools, might wel
give leadership to the teaching personnel of th
C State. Will it?
By BUD BERNARD
Carnegie Tech was recently engaged in a search
for cheer-leaders, and the following notice was
put up: "Cheerleaders wanted; must be intelli-
gent, neat in appearance, honest, and diligent."
A week later this notice replaced the first one:
"No qualifications necessary."
* * *
It is just a little hard to believe but we learn
that things got so bad around the Mississippi State
Campus that shoes were not worn at informal
* * *
At Mills College the professors defend slang
of Undergraduates. They call it "technical
college language" and welcome it in their
* * *
Add this to your list of similes: She was
as pure as the driven snow-but not as
A COMMUNITY CATHEDRAL
State and Washington
Frederick B. Fisher
Peter F. Stair
"THE SEA OF GALILEE"
7:30 P.M. -Evening worship. Sermon
"The Little Child".
12:15- Half-hour forum.
3:00 P.M. -International Student
6:00 P.M.-Annual Kappa Phi Christ-
mas Program and Fellowship Hour.
Washington St. at 5th Ave.
E. C. Stellhorn, Pastor
9:00 a.m.-Bible School. Lesson topic:
"Paul in Caesarea"
10:30s A.M. -Service with sermon ap-
propriate to Universal Bible Sun-
5:30 P.M. -Student fellowship and
6:45 P.M.-Prof. Bruce Donaldson will
address the Student Club on-
"The Contribution of the
Church to Fine Arts"
7:30 P.M.-Holy Communion in Eng-
* * *
Observings from here and there: Mae West
will pick the yearbook beauties at Louisiana
Tech this year - Twenty-six per cent of stu-
dents at Washington State do not dance. Of
St. Paul's Lutheran
West Liberty and Third Sts.
9:30 A.M. - Service in German.
9:30 A.M. - Sunday Scnool and Bible
10:45 A.M. - Service in English.
Pastor will deliver Sermon.
TIhe Fellowship of
State and Huron Streets
Sunday Morning at 10:45
"Gor. Roinh. Lawbreaker"
Division at Catherine Street
Services of WorshiP
Sunday, December 10
8:00 A.M. --Holy Communion
9:30 A.M. -Church School
'11:00 A.M. -Kindergarten
11:00 A.M.-Morning Prayer and Ser-
Gordon B. Halstead, Grad,