SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1934
THE MICIHIGAN DAILY PAGE FIVE
IPraise Of War
By BARTON KANE
THIS YEAR'S ALI-AMERICAN
Betty Walsh, Mosher-Jordan fresh-
man, had a class in 315 Hill. After
finding the front door of the Audi-
torium locked, enlightenment and a
taxi took her to said number Hill
Street. Later, after deep thought,
,tried Hill's Auditorium's back door
and arrived in class 15 minutes late
and 50 cents poorer.
Ginny*Smith, another of the same
vintage, although a sophomore trans-
fer from Pine Manor, listened to Bill
Dixon's colorful account of the last
J-Hop. When Dixon paused for
breath she sighed, "What's J-Hop?"
He will recover.
The fireless cooker is the latest ac-
quisition at the Theta Delt house.
Cook was fired, according to the
brothers, but cook refused to accept.
Latest report from the front found
the same menus being served.
Another battle is looming. Strong-
arm members of an anonymous frat-
ernity informed competitors, by
phone, that further nasty remarks
on the quality of their house would
result in pitched battle. Health serv-
ice reports show no action.
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A memorial exhibition of the paint-
ings of Gari Melchers will be shown
in the West'Gallery of Alumni Me-
morial Hall from Oct. 1 to Oct. 14,
inclusive. This exhibition is open
from 1:30 o'clock to 5:00 p. m. every
day including Sundays and is spon-
sored by the Ann Arbor Art Associa-
Roger Williams Guild: Sunday 10:45
Sermon, Rev. 1R. Edward Sayles, Min-
ister, "The, Many-Sided Christ."
12:00 Student class meets at Guild
House, 503 E. Huron. Mr. Chapinan,
leader. "'Message and Program of'
Christianity." 6:00 at Guild House.
Dr. Leroy Waterman will speak on
"The Opiate of Religion and the New
Moral Leadership." Discussion, re-
freshments, social hour. To this ad-
dress and social-hour all our students
Congregational Church: Service of
Worship Sunday morning at 10:45
with sermon by the pastor, Rev. Alli-
son Ray Heaps. Subject, "Profitable
Scripture." An introduction to the
series which begins a week later.
At 6:00 the Student Fellowship sup-
per in the parlors of the church. Prof.
Bennett Weaver will',speak on "The
Quick and the Dead" and there will
be special music by the fifteen piece
orchestra under the direction of Thor
Johnson of the School of Music.
Presbyterian Students: 9:30 Morn-
ing Classes at the Church House,
1432 Washtenaw Ave. 10:45 Morn-
ing Worship. "How Religion Affects
Personality." Dr. Norman E. Rich-
ardson. 5:30 Social Hour and Sup-
per. 6:30 Student Forum "Can Reli-'
gion Make a Difference?" Panel dis-
cussion. Mr. Kenneth Leisenring,
Lutheran Student Club: The first
meeting of the Lutheran Student Club
SIGMA NU PLANS TO ENLARGE
Suggested headline; since we heard
of their new housemother. She has
arrived with her five (5) daughters.
Pledge pins are at a premium.
The Zeta Psi Fraternity began the
fall round of social events with a
lawn party. The next day a special
assessment in,the form of a $100 fine
was imposed on the participants to
defray the cost of unreplaced divots.
Culinary excellence must be the
thing at the Delta Gamma house.
While the girls were engrossed in
dinner recently enough for a week-
end at Columbus disappeared from
the accumulated purses upstairs.
Al McCombs, Union martinet, has
removed such encumbrances as tables
and stiff chairs from the old execu-
tive council room. Overstuffed furni-
ture and soft blue lamps now provide
the atmosphere for great decisions.
Philosophy on the hoof seems dang-
erous. A gentleman reputed to be
Professor Vibbert, while pondering
during a stroll in New York, extract-
ed himself from a deep dark hole
which had crept up on him.
will be held at the Zion Parish Hall
(309 E. Washington St.) at 5:30. Prof.
Preston Slosson will speak on "The
Church As Promoter."j
Harris Hall: Regular,student meet-
ing at 7:00 p. m.. The Reverend Ed-
ward W. Blakeman, director of Reli-
gious Education at the University of
Michigan will speak. His topic will
be, "The Place of Religion on the
Campus." All Episcopal students and
their friends are cordially invited.
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church:
Services of worship today are: 8:00
a. m. Holy Communion; 9:30 Church
School; 11:00 a. m. Kindergarten;
11:00 a. m. Morning Prayer and Ser-
mon by the Reverend Henry Lewis.
Unitarian Church-Services: 5:00
o'clock - Devotional Service - "Fire
sides and Folkways." 6:00 o'clock-
Fellowship Supper. 7:30 o'clock--
Liberal Students Union.
Outing for Graduate Students: All
graduate students who are interested
in an outing club are invited to meet
at 3:00 in front of Angell Hall for
the firat hike of the year. Plans; for,
the coming year. wi be.liscussisP
Ann Arbor Field Hockey Club:
Graduate students interested in field
hockey will be welcomed as members
of this club. First practice will be
held on Palmer Field at 9:30.
Faculty Assembly: There will be an
assembly for all students in the
School of Forestry at 11:00 a. m.,
Oct. 2, room 2054 Natural Science
Building. Pre-forestry students and
others interested in forestry are also
urged to attend.
English Journal Club: Special
meeting Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 4:00, in
Angell Hall 2231. All members are
urged to be present as important
business is to be transacted.
Junior Research Club of the Uni-
versity of Michigan will meet Tues-
day, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p. in. in room 2082
N. S. Dr. Petrie will speak on, "The
Work of the McMath-Hulbert Ob-
servatory .of the Universit yof Michi-
gan." This will be followed by mo-
By JOHN PHILIPS CRANWELL C
in The Baltimore Evening Sun l
There has been so much outcryI
against war lately, both by pacifists and
by militarists who deplore war as at
necessary evil, that we are apt to forgett
the presence of quite a number of
people who love war for Its own sake.
Mr. Cranwell'svarticle is a fair state-
nent of the beliefs of that enthusiastic
Much ink has been cast abroad and
so )many strident voices raised duringt
the last few months condemning that1
oldest and noblest of institutions -t
war - that the present would seem an
appropriate time for a few remarkst
on the other side of the question.
These remarks are not in the na-
ture of a defense of war (any insti-<
tution which has flourished and has
been glorified as long as the human1
race has been in existence, if not, in-
deed, longer, scarcely needs a de-
fense), but rather in praise of war forc
its own sake and for its accomplish-I
ments. The lucid and beautiful prosef
of John Ruskin will furnish a text
for this praise, a text from a sourcet
which one one could call bellicose,.
Ruskin's words on the subject are as1
Quotes From Ruskinl
"All the pure and noble arts of
peace are founded in war; no great
art ever rose on earth but among a
nation of soldiers. There is no artl
possible to a nation but what is based
Adelphi House of Representatives,
campus forsenic society, will hold a
smokermin its room on the fourth
floor of Angell Hall at 7:30 p. in.,
Tuesday, Oct. 2. Prof. John Dawson
of the Law School will speak. Mem-
bers, freshmen, and all other inter-
ested are invited to attend. Tryoutsj
-for the society will be held in sever-
All Members of Pi Lambda Theta
are invited to attend an organiza-
tion meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 1,
in the Pi Lambda Theta room-2533
U. E. S. at 7:30 p.im.
Varsity Gree Club: The following1
men.have passed the preliminary try-I
outs for the Varsity Glee Club and
are requested to be present at the
final tryouts and second rehearsal
Monday night, Oct. 1, at 7:30 sharp.I
Burrell Samuels, Stephen L. Alino,
S. J. Pleskow, J. W. Richardson, T.
McCulloch, W. A. Sawyer, B. Samuels,
B. J. McCarthy, S. Kubacki, H. M.
Offenbach, R. J. Stagnitto, Jack Brin-
er, W. Burroughs, F. L. Ford, W. H.
Fredericks, B. Kellogg, R. F. Wikle, G.J
B. Wells, F. Nachimson, J. L. Marley,
K. H. Lustison, F. Hunt, M. Bills, G.
Hill, W. Jones, F. R. Walter, R. H.
Treadway, L. R. Sperberg, R. B. Ruth-
erford, D. C. Magaw, IT:-Bailey, T.
Anke el, R. A. i~nee-. S..S, Kasle.
Varsity Glee Club: All of the last
year members who wish to be in this
year's Club, must try out Monday
night, Oct. 1, at 7:30 sharp.
National Student League will meet
at 7:30 p. mn. promptly, Wednesday,
Michigan Union. Plans for a picnic
will be discussed. Members and all1
others interested are requested to at-
Michigan League Against War will
meet at 8 p. m. Tuesday, Lane Hall'
Auditorium. Everett Johnson will re-
port on the Youth Congress Against
War and Fascism in Chicago, Sept.
28, 29, & 30. The public is invited.
Married Students: Wives of stu-
dents and of internes in the Univer-
sity Hospital are cordially invited to
attend the first meeting this semes-
ter of the Michigan Dames, in the
Grand Rapids Room of the Michigan
League, on Tuesday, Oct. 2; at eight
As the Michigan Dames is an or-
ganization composed solely of wies
of students and of internes, who have
the same general objective, the group
is naturally congenial. The subdivis-
ions for Drama, Art, Music, Bridge,
Book, Child and General Study offer
special interest for those so inclined
and also provide social contact for a
group not usually included in other
campus activities. There will be host-
esses at the door to greet each new-
comer and to make introductions.
on battle. When I tell you that war
is the foundation of all the arts, I
mean also that it is the foundation of
all the higher virtues and faculties
of men. It is very strange to me to
discover this, and very dreadful; but
I saw it to be quite an undeniable
With the fact that war is one of
the greatest of nature's tools in its1
fashioning of a better race throughl
the survival of- the fittest we are
not concerned, nor are we here in-
terested in the further fact that warc
and the waging of war brought about1
the Pax Romana, the only long periodI
of real peace the world has everc
known. Both are merely arguments.
advanced by people who while con-
ceding that war may have its uses
believe that peace is preferable. l
Expanding, then, our text, what do
we find about art, let us say, in its<
development in relation to war?
Starting With Egypt, we discover thatc
the magnificent temples, the great
statues, the almost time-defying
tombs were erected when Egypt was
all-conquering. In Greece, we find the
periods of Phidias and Praxteles cor-
respcnding more or less with the pe-
riod of the Athenian Empire. Roman
art may or may not be a copy of the
Greek and of little worth per se, but,
it was Roman arms which preserved
much of Greek art to modern times,
and it was Roman conquest which,
spread the laws of Rome to the utter-j
most parts of the known world to.
form afoundation for the laws of
There can be little doubt but that
the Renaissance was initiated by the
returning Crusaders, who, while en-,
gaged in war with the Saracen, had;
learned of the beauty which was lack-
ing at home. The Saracen, too, made
his great contributions to the art of
the world while he was at the height
of his military power, when Bagdad
flourished because the caliphs couldi
make war better than their neigh-
Spanish culture, in a like manner,
owes much to the scimitar of thea
Moor. In England, the great Eliza-
bethan era corresponds with the be-
ginning of England's growth as a
conquering nation and the commence-
ment of her sea power. The greatest
of German music was written in the
midst of war.
These are but a few isolated in-
stances, and, but for lack of space,
could be augmented by additional and,
In Science, Too
If we look into other, fields, we,
find that war's contribution is no less
worthy of praise. In the matter of sci-
ence, we need go no farther afield
than the World War" It was during
that coiflict, and beaise of that con-
flict, that the fixation of nitrogen
was acconplished; that the dye in-c
dustry was borl in the United'States,
and that the airplane was develoed
from a dangerous and flimsy toy ofI
little worth to the safe and luxurious
air liner of the present. .
Plastic surgery, which should add
much to the esthetic value 'of human
beings, virtually owes its existence to
the battlefield. In other 'lines, par-
ticularly in antisepsis, the World war
brought about great advantages in
Here again space, or the lack of it,
prohibits the mentioning of more than
a few isolated instances. These in-
stances, however, are only a part of
the evidence that war is the most
effective stimulant for making men
give the best that is in them, forc-
ing work under pressure and at top
War Helps Education
In the matter of education, war has
been responsible for improvement not
to be overlooked. In the United States
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AT THE MAJESTIC
Produced by Harold Lloyd Corpor-
ation. From the story by Clarence
Budington Kelland. Directed by Sam
Taylor. Starring Harold Lloyd. Fea-
turing Una Merkel, George Barbier,
Nat Pendleton, Alan Dinehart, Grace
Bradley, and Grant Mitchell.
Abandoning the childishly adoles-
cent roles, the stunts and the para-
phernalia which first helped to make
him one of the world's outstanding
comedians, Harold Lloyd returns to
the screen with a different and more
mature brandl of comedy.
The new type of role provides Mr.
Lloyd with a character of a mission-
ary's son who is taken to China as
a little boy. There he grows up in
the dreamy tradition of the township
of Cheng-tu and the pholosophical
sayings of Ling Po.
Attaining manhood, and none but
Chinese girls available as future
mates, the young man is returned to
America with instructions to find a
What happens to him when he.ar-
rives and is hurled into the fury of
a helter-skelter American city, and
alone, we can find many examples of
young men taken from the hinterland,
from the mountains and the plains,
men who would have lived and died
useless to themselves and to human-
ity, who would have existed and per-
ished like pigs in the mire of ignor-
ance, but who, because of war, were
carried lands away and were given
an insight into and an understanding
of learning and wisdom and culture
by their contact with the older and
mellower civilizations of Europe.
From slothful, dumb and unenter-
prising country bumpkins, they were
trained through the rigors of war and
through their contacts, so that when
they returned home they were no
longer content with the trifling edu-
cation which they found, but went out
and demanded better schools and a
chance to lift themselves and their
people some little distance, at least,
up the ladder of culture. It was a
repetition of what happened to the
Crusaders. War was then and is 'now
no mean educational force.
The Final Glories
And, finally, war breeds men. War
teaches the greatest of all Christian
doctrines, sacrifice. It is in time of
struggle and tumult that the leaders
of peoples are brought to the fore
and the wo'thless man is sunk in the
limbo of failure.
Thereis a great cry in this country
that the man of brains and the man
of ability, will not step out and lead.
That is true in times of peace. But
once let <the drums.and, trumpets
sound to battle and the natural lead-
ers, the born captains, come forth and
take ther proper places. The truly
great man sees his duty in times of
emergency, andhe does it. The little
man, the weakling, is either inspired
to do better than his best or he is
crushed, and rightly.
War is a great storm. It exhausts
that it may refresh. It drenches the
earth with blood that it may bring
forth more beautifully and more
abundantly. And finally, war is the
great touchstone of a people. It tests
and it refines. Only those who are
fit survive, but they survive with
greater learning, greater art and
his courtship of Petunia Pratt
(played by the wise-cracking Una
Merkel) is the text of the current
opus at the Majestic for this entire
Helping this popular comedian in
his laugh-provoking efforts is a ster-
ling cast of supporting players head-
ed by Miss Merkel.
The total lack of off-color gags is
markedly noticeable, this no doubt
endearing the film in the cream-
puffed hearts of the legion of purity.
It is this reviewer's hope that this
new campaign of purifying every-
thing in sight will not go so far as
to eliminate any trace of ideas in the
forthcoming products of Hollywood.
Fortunately, "The Cat's Paw" con-
tains quite a number of disturbing
ideas which must be considered. The
story tends to become straight drama
toward its end in the effort of the
protagonist, as an unwilling mayor,
to rid the city of its criminal ele-
ments, its political graft machines,
and its politicians. In order to ac-,
New life is given to Velvet gar-
ments by this process as it
eliminates shines and brush-
marks, raises the nap and re-
stores the original sheen and
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