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TUESDAY, MAY 1, 1935

Capacity Crowd
Hears Slosson
Defend Liberals
History Professor Shares
Debate Honors With His
Communist Opponent
Before an overflow crowd of ap-
proximately 350 persons, Communist
William Weinstone. last night met
Liberal Preston W. Slosson of the
University history department in a
debate sponsored by the National
Student League on the subject "Is
Liberalism the Solution to the Capi-
talist Crisis?" Because the Uni-
versity Committee On Lecture Policy
refused to sanction the debate in a
University building, the Unitarian
church was secured.
Although the debate was officially
of the no-decision type, the applause
of the audience following the presen-
tations of either speaker indicated
that honors were even.
In his opening address, Professor
Slosson attacked the Communist form
of government in Russia, because, he
said, it meant religious persecution,
the throttling of freedom of speech
and of the press, and the abrogation
of the right of freedom of organiza-
tion. Legal freedoms, too, Professor
Slosson declared, are summarily abol-
ished under Communism. The re-
cent "government lynchings" in Rus-
sia were cited by Professor Slosson,
who added that "these things happen
under absolutism. Usually the first
victims are teachers in the universi-
ties, and men of learning in all fields
are singled out for persecution be-
cause to the Communist, teaching
means indoctrination."
Weinstone Scores Liberals
Weinstone, who is state secretary
of the Communist Party of the United
States, replied that liberals of the
school of thought represented by Pro-
fessor Slosson hold an untenable'
position in that they "sit on the
fence" and "fear to face the truth."
"Today capitaism faces a crisis,"
Weinstone declared. "The worker is
accorded a decreasing standard of
living. Class conflict is not waning,
as the liberal believes, but is increas-
ing. The ever present danger of war
looms. To seek a way out of the
capitalist crisis we may go to either
turn-back-the-clock fascism, or to a
workers' government -Communism.
In between these two alternatives
languishes the liberal - straddling,
regretting, fence-sitting."
Prime Minister MacDonald of Eng-
land was attacked by Weinstone as a
"liberal" who became a "prisoner of
the Tories." Weinstone also lashed
out at the "liberal" German Social
Democrats because they "broke the
ground" for Fascism, and he attacked1
the "liberal" New Deal as a regime
of "plunderers and pirates."
Slosson Cites Vote
In his rebuttal Professor Slosson7
termed "rather strange" the small
Socialist and Communist vote in 1932.
He added that he saw "more hope -
more everything - in the United,
States and England, than in the gov-
ernments of Russia, Italy, and Ger-
many." In his ideal liberal state, Pro-
fessor Slosson said, he envisioned a
government which would "experi-
ment" by trying out combinations of
capitalism and socialism under
"democratic and liberal control." "It
is not a question of capitalism against
socialism," the speaker insisted. "It
is, rather, a question of 'how much
capitalism' and 'how much social-
Weinstone sharply ridiculed Pro-
fessor Slosson's program for a solu-
tion of the capitalist "crisis," term-
ing it a "planless plan of confusion."
The Communist organizer expressed

his belief that "Capitalism and Com-
munism can not be combined, any
more than. Ford's factories could be
run by the workers while at the same
time General Motors Corp. was being
governed by capitalists."I
Police Regain '
Car Stolen By
Cafe Robbers
Police yesterday recovered a stolen
car which had been used by two
masked bandits who held up the
Haunted Tavern Tearoom Sunday
and escaped with approximately $65.
The car was found on East Cath-
erine street where it had apparently
been abondoned by the bandits. Res-
idents reported having seen the car
drive up with two men inside, one
of whom was still masked. They left
the car, according to the account, and
ran off down an alley.
The officers who were called al-
most immediately after the desertion
of the car, searched it and found a
white mask, the empty cash box of
the tea room and a long keen knife.
It was believed that the thieve, fear-
ing a close pursuit, had left the car
as being too conspicuous. The in-
vestigating officers traced the license
plates and found that the car was one
which had recently been reported

Radio Photo Shows Funeral Of Polish Dictator

Filipino Probe
Of May 2 Revolt
Gets Under Way



4 AT THE MICHIGAN "Star of Midnight" without adequate
Political Leader, editor,"STAR OF MIDNIGHT" explanations and with a feeling that
Ir At last Hollywood is beginning to the picture didn't really end at all
Designated As Leaders instill into its murder mysteries a bit and that there should be more to
"T T- - -;of variety, some novelty, and no lit- ;come.

V Uprising- J-. . 1V A .
g tle amount of honest-to-goodness

MANILA, May 20 -(RP)- The ex-!
tent to which four prominent Fili-
pinos were implicated in the Sakdal-t
ista revolt May 2 was being investigat-I
ed by the Philippine constabulary;
Bitter over the asserted desertionr
of the rebels by the leaders, Arsenio
Batitis, a minor Sakdalista leader,
eigned a statement, constabulary of-
ficers said, in which he named Be-

fun. "Star of Midnight," which fea-
tures William Powell as a sophisticat-
ed, cocktail-thirsty lawyer in the role
of amateur sleuth, turns the tables on
the stereotyped sort of mystery pic-
ture, presents a romantically attrac-
tive gangster, and dwells a great deal
on comic entertainment.
All this takes place, however, as a
result of a noticeable sacrifice in the
continuity, clarity, and ingenuity of
the workings of the mystery itself, and

nigno Ramos, extremist leader nowi one finds himself caring less and
in Japan, Aurelia Almazan and Mar- less about who murdered whom and
iano Untivero, legislators, and Celer- why. And even if one does care, he
ino Tiongko, editor of the newspaper is left up in the air at the end of
Sakdal, as instigators of the revolt. - .. - --
Sixty lives were lost in the outbreak.,
The two legislators are under ar- Jane Addams' Condition
rest on rebellion charges, and Tiong- Operation
ko has also been apprehended. In- Sri sAte
sular authorities were considering the CHICAGOMa 20-(P)-Jane
advisability of requesting the extra- Addams, world-famous sociologist and
dition of Ramos to Manila. welfare worker who reached her noted
Joseph R. Hayden, acting governor- psto ycnurn lns n
general, summoned Constabulary posiion byfonquey ringhe ieshan
Capt. Leon Angeles to a conference physia lodeforitylefrtodthetesh
concerning the hunt for an outlawwaaloeyitegrtdyat7
band which killed four persons last met another crisis in her career.
Wednesday in Laguna Province. Sev- The founder of Hull house, wide-
en alleged leaders of the band arei ly knowvn social center, was in a criti-
under arrest and murder charges have cal condition following an operation
for abdominal adhesions Saturday.
been brought against a dozen. Adding to the seriousness of her con-
dition, one of her physicians, Dr.
Roosevelt Will James A. Britton, said, were a weak-
ened heart and the handicap of her

Ginger Rogers, who is cast as a new
version of the get-your-man-at-any-
cost type, affords no end of fun in the
more hilarious scenes and shows that
she has a little more than a good fig-
ure and a pair of well-trained legs.
Even though it is pretty flimsy,
"Star of Midnight" is entertaining,
and if you aren't particular how your
laughs are produced and don't care
about a picture which holds together
or not as long as you aren't bored,
you will like it. It has more than
murder mysteries and is an approach
to a new type of movie entertainment
(which Hollywood, incidentally, will
probably run to the ground several
times before we see the last of it, just
as was done with the first few suc-
cessful mysteries.)
Dean Furstenberg
Will Hold Clinics
Dean Furstenberg of the School of
Medicine will hold a number of clin-
ics for the annual reunion of alumni
of the school which will be held June
15, it was announced yesterday by T.
Hawley Tapping, general director, of
the Alumni Association.
The clinics will be held in the Uni-
versity Hospital amphitheatre, and
will include four or five presentations
of operations and case discussions. In
addition to the clinics, the reunion
will include the presentation of a
bronze plaque to the school in honor
of Dr. Warthin, distinguished path-
ologist, who died here a year ago.

so-Associated Press Photo.
This remarkable Associated Press picture, sent by telephoto from Warsaw to Paris, then by plane to Lon-
don and by radio to New York, shows the widow of Po aid's hero, Marshal Pilsudski, following the flag-
draped casket containing the body of her husband in his impr -ssive fneral cortege.

Prof. Wells Terms New Issue
Of Contemporary Fies Ye
By CARLTON F. WELLS fished a difficult year with an impres-
The May issue of Contemporary is sive, well-balanced number.
easily the best of the year. The fic- Two of the essays ought to be read
tion is sounder in craftsmanship and by every student: R. M. Carson's

in story interest, the articles and re-
views are substantial and timely, and
the verse is generally fluent, clear,
and -bintwo or three 'instances -
memorable. The editors have fin-
Soviet Russia-
To Build More
Big Air Liners
Three Mammoth Planes
To. Be Patterned After
'Maxim Gorki'
MOSCOW, May 20.- OP) -Despite
the calamitous crash of the Maxim
Gorky, world's largest land plane,
with its loss of 49 lives, the Soviet
is determined to build three more
planes of the same type.
It was announced today that the
new mammoth aircraft would be
named Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin
and Maxim Gorki after three of the
Soviet Union's foremost heroes.
The newspaper Pravda, organ of
the Communist party, asserted the
government is in a position to con-
struct additional planes of the Maxim
Gorky type in large numbers when-
ever it should so desire.
The Soviet press blamed the dis-
aster which occurred Saturday when
a small plane collided with the Maxim
Gorgy in mid-air while stunting, on
the action of an "air hoodlum."
Pravda said the behavior of Pilot
Blagin, the stunting pilot, who per-
ished in the crash, was an example
of "criminal lack of discipline" which
the government and the Communist
party "are removing from the air fleet
with hot irons."
Blagin was officially reported to
have been warned not to stunt in the
vicinity of the mammoth ship, which
he was accompanying to enable spec-
tators to observe the contrast in the
size of the two planes while they were
in the air.
The 49 victims, a majority of whom
were workers who were being taken on
the flight as a reward for attain-
ments, will be buried tonight at the
old Donskol monastery at the govern-
s ment's expense.

"The Undergraduate and His Read-
ing" and C. W. Reid's "Twilight of the
Greeks." The former, by a one-time
RhodesScholar from Michigan, urges
serious, related, independent reading
for the present college generation,
and makes suggestions that have a
special pertinence for students who
have a summer's reading opportun-
ity in prospect. Mr. Reid examines
the claims made for the latter-day
ideals and achievements of the Greek-
letter fraternities. But will his criti-
cism get to the right students? Not
too many -unless the author is in-
accurate in judging the fraternity
man's concern with such interests as
Contemporary presumably represents.
All three of the stories have distinct
merit. Jean Keller's "Birth Certifi-
cate" is better than her earlier prize-
winning "Pidrac's"; it has a free, as-
sured style, a nice eye for amusing de-
tail, and a swift narrative pace. Coin-
cident is overworked and the ending
is conventional, but it certainly gives
proof of a genuine talent for fiction.
For the reader who likes stories in the
Hemingway manner, Horace Ott's
rather striking "Santa Claus at Kel-
logg's" will especially appeal. Elsie
Munro's "Barn Raising" might better
have been told as straight character
sketch, though as it stands it gives us
picturesque glimpses of a Canadian
old-timer who has "raised" barns for
50 years.
As for the reviews, Prof. H. M.
Jones puts Wolfe's Of Time and the
River in its place - well below the
prevailing critical estimates; Dr. A.
L. Bader finds considerable intelligi-
bility in certain parts of Gertrude
Stein's Lectures in America; and Prof.
H. T. Price warmly praises Play Pro-
duction's brilliant performances of
A Midsummer Night's Dream. How-
ever, the two student reviews in this
issue are so competent that I wonder
whether the students shouldn't here-
after assume the lion's share of the
It has been heartening to follow-
Contemporary this year. At last an
alert and financially self-sustaining
student magazine seems to have be-
come established, with auspicious
prospects for next year.

Study Plan Aims To
Improve Grades Of
Minnesota Women
MINNEAPOLIS Minn., May 20 -
(Big Ten) - An intensive drive to
raise sorority scholarship averages.
will begin this week as the much pub-
licized Panhellenic study plan goes
into effect. The study plan, adopted
during the winter quarter by the
Panhellenic council, provides thattall
women who did not make a "C" aver-
age during the quarter must devote'
25 hours a week to supervised study.
Two hours a day must be spent in
study on the campus, and the remain-
ing time at home. The 25-hour per-
iod must be attested to by a "respon-
sible person, either a member of the
active chapter, a relative or guard-
Engine School
Open House Is
Well Attended
More than 3,000 students, faculty
members and visitors throughout the
state thronged the engineering build-
ings during the two-day period of the
Open House last Friday and Satur-
The most popular exhibits proved
to be the wind tunnel in the aero-
nautical department and the naval
tank in the naval engineering depart-
ment. The conveyor on the runway
in the naval tank was kept going dur-
ing the entire period, carrying capac-
ity groups of visitors up and down
the tank.
The driver reaction testing machine
on display in the trapsportation engi-
neering department also proved to be
a highlight in the Open House pro-
gram. Approximately 1,000 people
took the test, and a brief survey of the
results indicates that their general
reaction times were lower than the
average of tests taken in other parts
of the state.-
A large part of the cost entailed
by the Open House were met by the
sale of copper ash trays in the engi-
neering shops. Nearly 800 of these
trays were sold, and the remainder
will be on sale in the halls of the engi-
neering buildings for those who have
not yet had the opportunity of pur-
chasing one, it was announced by
Francis Wallace, '35E, chairman of
the Open House publicity committee.

ne neeiecieu,
Survey Shows
Babson Institute Reveals
Decreasing Confidence
In New Deal
WELLESLEY, Mass., May 20 -VP)
- The Roger W. Babson statistical
organization today announced that
a survey just completed indicated
President Roosevelt would be reelect-
ed in 1936, but that nearly half the
persons questioned said they had lost
confidence in the New Deal.
The study described as "the first1
pre-1936 political survey" completed
by the organization "shows that Presi-
dent Roosevelt continues to hold his
strong personal popularity among the
electorate. At the same time, how-,
ever, the New Deal has suffered fur-
ther losses in confidence in the last
"While many believe a third party
ticket will be in the field," the an-
nouncement added, "the big majority
have no fear of its influence on 1936
"The investigation indicated that
the majority of the people are not
yet worried about inflation. In re-
gard to business --53.7 per cent felt
that recovery was proceeding in a re-
assuring manner, while 46.3 per cent
either did not see an improvement
or felt that recovery was artificial.

Today, however, after a visit at
Miss Addams' bedside, Dr. Britton
said he and Doctors Arthur Curtis
and Charles Elliott, the staff attend-
ing her, were "much encouraged."

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