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Hopwood Lecturer .. .

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Co-Ordinating Courses
Are Needed.
vision of social science by the Re-
gents for the purpose of co-ordinating research
activities of a number of schools and departments
on campus .suggests another co-ordinating plan
that is sadly lacking in the University -- an ar-
rangement of 'survey classes that would gather up
the loose strings of knowledge gathered in each
department in one or two co-ordinating courses.
Information that is picked up by the average
student under the status quo is almost always scat-
tered and unrelated to other subjects that are
being followed. Even under the present department
or group concentration requirement set-up there is
no opportunity to relate one field to another by
brnglng one course in focus upon another for
mutual study in one class and under one instru-
This is not a criticism of the concentration pro-
gram. The system of undergraduate specialization
is sound, but it should be supplemented by relating
the departmental study to other studies in more or
less connected fields; or the group study to the
courses within the group.
Under present conditions if a student is con-
centrating in economics he will no doubt get more

than a superficial knowledge in that department,'
but he is also following courses in other depart-
ments - sociology, political science, and other
social sciences. It would be of the utmost value to
the student if these could be co-ordinated in a
survey course that would show the manner in
which each subject relates to the other..
The same situation holds true in the science
department. A freshman comes - to Michigan to
concentrate in chemistry, but he also must take
courses in physics, botany, and other physical
sciences. If a general science course were given,
either during the freshman or senior year, there is
no doubt that the knowledge which would be gained
would be broader and deeper than that which is
gathered at present.
This system has worked successfully in other
universities, and there is no reason to believe that
it would not do so in the University of Michigan.'
Surivvy.claswssfcould be attempted as an experiment.

Gale as the Hopwood lecturer next
month is gratifying to all concerned, for if anyone
is qualified to speak on "Writing As Design," it is
undoubtedly Miss Gale.
The author of more than 20 books, with a re-
markable versatility established through her novels,
short stories, verse, and plays, Miss Gale is highly
capable of carrying on the scholarly importance
which Robert Morss Loyett and Max Eastman have
attached to the Hopwood Lectures. Professor Cow-
den and the committee have made a wise selec-
tion in Miss Gale, for, as a former regent of the
University of Wisconsin, she is well acquainted with
university audiences and university tastes. Her
experience as a former newspaper writer further
increases her knowledge of public interest.
Miss Gale's lecture should add measurably to the
already distinguished body of criticism which has
arisen .from the Hopwood Awards contests. The
late Avery Hopwood's bequest was designed pri-
marily for the purpose of "encouraging creative
work in writing," and Miss Gale's subject could
hardly be more pertinent.
The success of Mildred Walker's prize-winning
novel, as a spring publication of Harcourt, Brace,
makes perceptible the importance of the Hopwood
Awards. They are unique both in size and in scope
of the fields involved. Michigan students, perhaps,
fail to realize the opportunities of creative work
which these contests afford, yet, the recognition
which manuscripts have received and the quality
of lecturers such as Miss Gale serve to emphasize
the significance which the Hopwood Awards rightly
S ceeVn Reflectins
The rating of motion pictures in this column is on
the following basis: A, excellent; B, good; C, fair; D,
poor, E, very bad.



Nathan Rothschild ........ George Arliss
His Wife .................... Mrs. Arliss
His Daughter ..... ........Loretta Young
Her Lover....... ..Robert Young
In spite of its super, colossal, gigantic qualities,
"The House of Rothschild" has a delightfully re-
freshing atmosphere about it, and if it were not for
a few minorflaws, it could be considered a nearly
perfect biographical (with an epic feeling) picture.
Dealing with the building up of the greatest bank-
ing houses'of the eighteenth century, the story
begins in the home of the elder Rothschild, a Jew-
ish pawnbroker in Germany. The five sons who
later head the leading banks in each of the five
most important countries in Europe at the time
receive instructions from their, dying father, whose
wish it is to have them become great bankers, not
only for their own good but for the good of the
Jewish race. This wish materializes, with the eldest
son, Nathan, as the head of the organization, sit-
uated in London. From that time on, the story deals
with the workings of the house of Rothschild as a
world power , and with the conflicts between the
Jews and the powers that persecuted them.
In plot, characterizations, execution, and in al-
most every other aspect, "The House of Rothschild"
excells. George Arliss gives a beautiful performance,
the type and presentation of which is almost
perilously similar to his "Disraeli." In other words,
this would imply that he has been type cast. But
little does it matter when such a responsible char-
acterization is done so satisfyingly. Mrs. Arliss,
whose role introduces the sentimental side of Roth-
schild's character, is charming'in her delicate but
steadfast manner. Loretta Young and Robert
Young offer a pleasing romantic interest in the
picture, but their portrayals are unfortunately
lacking. in authenticity, reminding one more of a
twentieth century romance than one of a more
classic, stiffened courtship which certainly has
more in common with the period.
There are many other characters present, and
to give each one of them the credit they deserve
would consume much more- space than is allotted.
But among these one of the most outstanding
is that of Rothschild's mother, who is seen as a
middle-aged woman and again as a decrepit grand-
mother. Both phases of this character are excel-
lently done, having a strong influence on the
general trends of the picture.I
So great scale is employed in presenting "The
House of Rothschild" that its many aspects present
a very full problem to discuss. To some it may
have an overabundance of greatness, grandeur, and
pompousness, but along with that element there
is a simplicity that relieves the heaviness. And
there is an occasional touch of humor that has
been well adapted to George Arliss' humorous
qualities. All in all, "The House of Rothschild"
is a well-balanced, valuable, charming picture.
Don't miss it.C-C.B.C.
Musical Events
Concerto in D ..................Vivaldi-Bach
Largo (Sonata V) ................ . ... Bach
Vivace (Sonata XD.................... Bach
Prelude and Fugue in A minor.... ..Bach
Canon in B minor ................ Schumann
Legend of the Mountain .........Karg-Elet
Prelude, Fugue and Variation ........Franck
Chorale in B minor
ARTHUR TALIFERRO will present an organ re-
cital this afternoon in Hill' Auditorium. Mr.
r4,'. rnisa ,'.+,An' n'f o lma'r Ork, ~~finn

As Others See It
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Washington was set buzzing the other day by the
statement of W. Kingsland Macy, New York Re-
publican State chairman, that what his party will
need in the next presidential campaign is a "man
of the type of Justice Stone." Forthwith, Repub-
lican leaders put their heads together and various
Senators agreed that "new blood" was desirable.
Indeed, so much was said that Justice Stone's sec-
retary handed out an announcement to the effect
that the Supreme Court member was not only "out
of politics," but "not interested."
Despite this, the Washington talk continued to
link Justice Stone's name with nomination for
the presidency. Mark Sullivan subsequently dis-
cussed the incident at length, speculating on just
what Mr. Macy had in mind. It is always a risk to
interpret the remark of a politician, but the New
York Republican'chairman's meaning seems clear
enough to us. As we see it, he used the name of
Justice Stone in connection with the Republican
candidacy just as that of Justice Brandeis was
mentioned among Democrats two years ago -in
order to indicate the sort of outlook on social and
economic issues which the nominee should have.
The times call for outstanding progressives, and
these members of the Supreme Court typify pro-
gressivism at its best.
To link the judicial and executive branches of the
Government in a political sense is to ignore one
of the finest traditions in the American system of
separated powers. It is true that from John Mar-
shall's day, when judicial review came into being,
members of the court have interpreted the Con-
stitution in the light of their social and economic
views. This was to have been expected. But the
instances in which Supreme Court Justices have
sought the presidency or have actively engaged in
political affairs can be counted on the fingers,
Charles' Evans Hughes' resignation from the
court in 1916 to run against President Wilson,
Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase's open courting
of presidential nominations in 1868 and 1872, and
the strictly partisan votes of Justice Joseph P.
Bradley in deciding the questions raised in the
Hayes-Tilden election of 1876, are the rare excep-
tions which go to prove the rule.
The Supreme Court not only is out of politics.
With no belittling of political activities, it is above
them. Since that great tribunal is now playing a
role of supreme importance to American life, Jus-
tice Stone's declaration is both timely and reas-
suring. -St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Collegiate Observer
What no classes? Such things as quizzes and
note-taking is unknown to the students of the
University of New Mexico. The only time they are
required to attend classes is for the final exam.
Before the exam the student buys the textbook
written by the professor and studies it. This method
enables the student to work while he acquires an
Here is an interesting letter received today:
Dear Bud Bernard:
Quoting from your column of recent date:
"I call my girl friend appendix because it costs
so much to take her out." As a confirmed
misgogynist I cannot refrain from adding,
"and because she is so useless and an awful
Let me mention that I appreciate your Jabs
at the "fair sex" you so frequently and effec-
tively yield. Keep up the good work.
A.W., '36.
Someone at the University of Arkansas has said,
"What the average college student doesn't do isn't
worth doing; and what the average college student
does do isn't worth doing either."
Here is a student's pre-examination dream
according to a contributor: A carload of apples
and 100 yards of polishing cloth.

As part of their class work, students at the
University of Minnesota are filming a feeble-
minded institution with the students themselves
as extras.
At the University of Illinois astudentwas
late for a final exam. As he entered the gates
of the grill-room he said, "I always said I'd be
late for my own funeral and I was right."
The HOBO COLLEGE is an organization in
Chicago of intellectual hoboes, many of them hold-
ing degrees from both American and foreign uni-
versities. These "intellects" hold open forum every
night in an old barn.
* *' *. *
Here is a remark made by a Theta at the
University of Southern California: "Times cer-
tainly have changed. It used to take two sheep
two years to produce material for a well-
dressed woman -now a silkworm can do it
on his Sunday afternoon off."
Three University of Delaware students were
thrown in jail recently for tacking up anti-war
posters. Punsters would say it was an atTACK on
the military system.
* * * *
A sophomore at California says when a
co-ed's face is her fortune, it generally runs
into an attractive figure.
* * * *
News flash from Poughkeepsie: Vassar girls here-
after will be allowed to marry during the college
career in order to avoid long engagements and
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