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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1935

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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A Local
Opportunity. .

that a man know how to fly to be a good aero
engineer, but it would probably make him a better
one. It is the same situation as an author writing
an article on plumbing, he need not necessarily
be a plumber to write a good article on it, but
if he had some experience in the field it would
doubtless make his production better.
Practice and theory differ in a great many fields
and this is probably true of aero engineering. This
fact is recognized in some engineering courses,
such as mechanical. Students are given a certain
amount of shop practice, not with the idea that
they will operate a lathe upon graduation, but
to give them an insight into the practical applica-
tion of theory.
Such a course would not necessarily cost the
University any additional expense. Extra fees
could be charged for the instruction, just as extra
fees are charged for courses in applied music in
the music school.
The University would not have to furnish new
equipment for the course, as arrangements could
be made with the flying school now in existence
at the airport. The advantage would lie in the fact
that by making arrangements for large groups the
University could obtain much reduced fees. If a
satisfactory arrangement of this type could not
be made, it would pay the University to buy a
plane and hire an instructor. The extra fees would
pay all expenses involved.
Michigan has been a progressive school in a great
many ways. Here is a chance for necessary expan-
sion at no extra cost. At the present time Purdue
University possesses one of the finest flying fields
in the country.
Nor should this course in flying be restricted to
only students in the college of engineering. While
the airplane may never become as common a mode
of transportation as the automobile, its use is in-
creasing. It may someday be a great advantage
to know how to fly. Any number of undergrad-
uates would welcome the opportunity of learning
to fly if they could do so cheaply. The University
could furnish that opportunity.
Give Unemployed
Vocational Tests. . .
T HE PICTURE of an employed ma-
chinist playing the xylophone on
one of the amateur hours now infesting the radio
programs does not seem especially incongruous
to most of us. If we think about it at all, we
probably assume that the machinist happens to
possess talents - or at least abilities - beyond
his everyday work. And we go on from there to
praise or condemn his performance.
However this picture has another aspect, fur-
nished by the unemployed counterpart of our
musical machinist. Presumably he, too, has some
slight modicum of abilities and aptitudes apart
from his chosen vocation. Indeed, he may be un-
usually talented in some line of endeavour which
he has never attempted. Yet we find it difficult
to imagine an unemployed machinist seeking a po-
sition as a xylophone player, or spending money
for lessons in that art in order that he may
capitalize on a musical inclination.
In all probability the unemployed individual is
not himself aware of any slightly developed apti-
tudes which he may possess; he has had little
opportunity to ascertain the field in which he could
most advantageously use his dormant abilities.
And although he may be deeply interested in many
lines of endeavour aside from his former job, he
cannot afford the experiment of making one of
those interests his business-unless he is rea-
sonably sure that such an experiment would pro-
duce a profitable return on the time and money
invested. He usually realizes only too clearly
that not any stamp collector can be a successful
stamp dealer nor can just any mathematician
make good as a bookkeeper.
However, it so happens that there is now in
existence a means by which any peculiar apti-
tudes and dormant abilities of an individual can
be determined with a very high degree of apparent
accuracy. This means, the vocational aptitude
"tests," has been derived from experiment and ob-
servation, and has already helped many thou-
sands of college students and others able to afford
the examination to select the vocation which seems

best suited to their characteristics. And it is a
fact that the recipients of these tests have, for
the most part, been at least moderately successful
when they made use of the information gained.

A Washington
BYSTANDER

By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9.
MEN NEVER accepted vacation invitations with
less enthusiasm than Secretary Ickes and Re-
lief Director Hopkins in receiving their bids to
accompany President Roosevelt on his western trip.
With the work relief business heading up to its
final November deadline, both were reported to feel
that they hardly could be spared from Wash-
ington. They are the key men of that winter em-
ployment drive. There was a very audible agree-
ment with their view in press circle comment; but
it had no effect whatever on Roosevelt's plans.
* * * *
'March Ye Must'
IN THAT CASE, unquestionably, presidential in-
vitations were in fact orders. Once the mass
of work relief projects reaching into every state,
into thousands of counties and into cities, towns,
villages and hamlets all over the country, had been
dumped on the comptroller general's desk for
necessary legal red-tape treatment. Mr. Roose-
velt appeared to feel it would be better for his
chief work relief lieutenants to be vacationing
under his own eye than stewing in their Wash-
ington offices over inevitable delays and contro-
versies.
So, like the Irish drill sergeant in his father's
company who told company stragglers on the hike:
Grumble ye may; but march ye must," the Pres-
ident turned a deaf ear to pleas of indispensability.
He was smilingly, jokingly insistent. As some of
his irreverent aides put it, he "had his Dutch up"
on the point.
Possible Reasons
EXACTLY why he was so insistent about it does
not clearly appear. Probably he foresaw a
gruelling peak load of executive responsibility for
them amid a rising clamor of criticism as that
November dead-line for getting 3,500,000 em-
ployables off relief rolls and into jobs drew near.
He may have wanted to withdraw them from
reach of the countless objections from local in-
terests certain to mark the final selection of the
jobs to be undertaken. Possibly he had in mind
ironing out policy differences between them over
the four-billion-dollar program in that atmos-
phere of friendly intercourse Mr. Roosevelt estab-
lishes within his immediate personal circle wher-
ever he goes.
That both Hopkins and Ickes felt the success
or failure of the Roosevelt administration well
might rest with them in the handling of the work
relief project is a foregone conclusion. Roosevelt
re-election chances conceivably could turn on what
happens this winter on the work relief front.
Loyalty to their chieftain, as well as self-interest,
must have urged them to stay on the job night and
day. Neither possesses Mr. Roosevelt's calm
serenity under fire, the composure that has stood
him in such good stead in emergency after emer-
gency he has faced as President.
Youth is the time to study wisdom; old age is the
time to practice it. - Rousseau.
"No one knows," says William Allen White,
"what Republicans think."'
What republicans? - Oklahoma Daily.
Why not give the unemployed the benefit of this
development?
Obviously the application of such vocational ap-
titude tests to an unemployed individual is not
going to assure him of a paying job before the
next payday. But if that individual does have
any abilities in any direction whatever, the test
certainly would be of incalculable value in show-
ing him the most hopeful line of attack of his
problem. He might have to expend quite a bit
of money and effort in order to develop some apti-
tude into a form where it would command a price
on the market, but at least he would be reason-
ably certain that the money and time would not be
wasted.
Perhaps then the ex-machinist who aspires to be
a xylophone player would not have to wait for the
gong to find out if he is musically inclined.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1935
VOL. XLVI No. 8
Notices
Faculty, College of Engineering:
There will be a meeting of the Fac-
ulty of this College on Friday, Octob-
er 11, at 4:15 p.m. in Room 348,
West Engineering Building. The
special order will be the election of
a University Council Representative.
To the Members of the University
Council: The first meeting of the
University Council for the year 1935-
1936 will be held Monday, October
14, 4:15 p.m., Room 1009 Angell Hall.
Notice to Freshmen. Those students
who have not yet taken the Psy-
chological examination required of all
entering freshmen will be expected to
attend the make-up examination at 3
p.m. Friday, October 11, in Room
205 Mason Hall.
This test takes precedence over all
other appointments including class
work. Be on time.
Work will be completed in time for
students to attend the five o'clock
hygiene lectures.
C. S. Yoakum
Managers and Secretaries of Stu-
dent Organizations are requested to
file the names of members who are
participating in activities in order
that their eligibility may be approved.
These lists should be submitted to the
Office of the Dean of Students at
once. Blanks may be obtained from
the Office of the Dean of Women or
the Office of the Dean of Students.
J. A. Bursley, Dean of Students.
Students College of Engineering:
Sophomore, junior, and senior stu-
dentswho are working for degrees
in any of the following departments
are requested to report at the Sec-
retary's Office, 263 West Engineering
Building, unless they have recently
done so.
Five-year programs combined with
Industry;
Combinations of any two programs;
Mathematics, or combinations of
mathematcial and technical pro-
grams;
Physics ,or combinations;
Astronomy, or combinations;
Engineering-Law program;
' Engineering-Business Administra-
tion program;
Engineering-Forestry program.
Reception to Graduate Students in
Education: The annual reception of
the faculty of the School of Educa-
tion and their wives to graduate
students wll be held Sunday after-
noon, October 13, from 4:00 to 6:00
p.m. in the Libraries of the University
Elementary School. All students
taking graduate courses in Education
are cordially invited.
Concert Tickets: "Over the count-
ter" sale of Choral Union concert
tickets will begin Friday at 8:30 a.m
at the office of the University School
of Music, Maynard Street, and will
continue so long as tickets remain
Season tickets (ten concerts) with
$3.00 May Festival coupon, $5.00
$7.00, $8.50 and $10.00.
Sigma Xi: Members of other chap-
ters of the society who have recently
become associated with the Univer-
sity of Michigan and who wish affil-
iation with the local chapter are re-
quested to notify the secretary, Dr
Ralph G. Smith, 203 Pharmacology
Bldg., campus. Such notification
should state the chapter and year of
election and whether elected to as-
sociate or full membership.
R.O.T.C. Measurements will be
taken for uniforms today from 9':0
.a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ROTC Headquart-
ers.
Academic Notices

Reading Examinations in French:
Candidates for the degree of Ph.D
in the departments listed below who
wish to satisfy the requirement of a
reading knowledge during the current
academic year, 1935-36, are informed
that examinations will be offered in
Room 198, Romance Language Build-
ing, from 9 to 12 a.m. on Saturday
October 19. It will be necessary
to register at the office of the De-
partment of Romance Languages (112
R.L.) at least one week in advance
Lists of books recommended by the
various departments are obtainable at
this office.
It is desirable that candidates for
the doctorate prepare to satisfy this
requirement at the earliest possible
date. A brief statement of the nature
of the requirement, which will be
found helpful, may be obtained at the
office of the Department, and further
inquiries may be addressed to Mr. L
F. Dow (100 R. L., Saturdays at 10:00
a.m. and by appointment).
This announcement applies only to
candidates in the following depart-
ments: Ancient and Modern Lang-
uages and Literatures, History, Eco-
nomics, Sociology, Political Science
Philosophy, Education, Speech.
English 197: The class will meet
on Fridavs from 3-5 n m in 2217

Science Auditorium instead of New-
berry Auditorium.
University Lecture: Lektor Oscar
Olsson, member of the uper house
of the Swedish parliament and a
leader in adult education in Scandi-
navia, will speak on the subject
"Modern Adult Education in Swed-
en" at 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, Octob-
er 16, in the Natural Science Audi- t
torium. The public is cordially in- d
vited. t
C
English Journal Club Lecture: The
Second Annual English Journal Clubr
lecture will be delivered Friday af-c
ternoon, October 14, at 4:15 in thet
League by Professor John R. Rein-c
hard, the subjectsbeing "Murder and
Shipwreck in Old Irish Law.' The 1
public is cordially invited.
Exhibitionsf
Exhibition: Architectural Building:e
Water color sketches by students of1
Professor Myron B. Chapin's sum-
mer class are hung in the ground
floor corridor; open daliy 9:00 a.m. to1
5:00 p.m, through Oct. 12. Studies fort
mural decorations may be seen in
the Architectural Library during the
same hours. They are the work ofc
students of Professors Valerio and
Chapin.
Events Of Today
A.I.E.E. Short meeting of the of-
ficers at 5:00, room 273 West Eng.
Bldg.
Junior Mathematical Club meets1
at 7:30, room 1209 A.H., for a short
business session.
Interpretive Arts Society: Mem-
bers of this Society will meet at five
p.m., Room 205 Mason Hall, im-
mediately following the Weekly
Reading Hour.
Varsity Glee Club: Tryouts and
rehearsal, 7 to 9 p.m., Glee Club
room, 3rd floor, Michigan Union. Op-
en to all men on campus except
freshmen. All of last years mem-
bers must be present or telephone
excuse to the director (23639) to re-
tain membership.
Tau Beta Phi: All members on the
Campus please meet in Reading
Room, First floor, Michigan Union,
7:15 p.m., for a Smoker with dele-
gates to the Nation Convention to
be held in Lansing.
Guest Night for Chess Enthusiasts:
The Ann Arbor Chess Club com-
posed of faculty, students, and towns-
people will hold "Guest Night' this
evening in Room 302 Michigan Union.
Those interested in watching, learn-
ing or playing are invited to come.
Bring board and men if possible.
Coming Events
SLeagueMerit System Committee
meeting Friday at 4:00 p.m. in the
I Undergraduate Office.
The first rehearsal of the University
of Michigan Second Band will be held
Monday evening, October 14 at 7 p.m.
All students interested in becoming
members of the Varsity Band are
urged to attend this rehearsal.
Wm. D. Revelli, director.
* Ten Years Ago
From The Daily Files
Of Oct. 9, 1925
Coed agitators threw fear into the
hearts of Michigan Men when they
clamored for the right to swim in the
Union pool, just as they had been
doing in the Summer Session. The
executive council of the Union took
care of the issue expediently, the reso-
lution reading: "It is resolved that

the present house rules be strictly
adhered to in the matter of exclud-
ing women from the swimming pool
and other such places in the build-
ing which are maintained for men
I only.'
Prof. O. J. Campbell of the English
department was named as represen-
tative of the University to the con-
vention of persons interested in dra-
matic art given under the auspices of
Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh.
Seven lettermen report at the first
basketball practice of the year. The
Field House court not being ready
yet, initial practices were held in,
Waterman Gymnasium.
The Daily severely censured its
seniors for their apathetic vote in the
senior elections. Only 32 per cent
. voted.
The Ann Arbor Chamber of Com-
merce undertook to compare the liv-
ing expenses of Ann Arbor with sim-
ilar college towns in the Middle West.
ASK FOR INVESTIGATION
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9.-(R)-
John Fitzpatrick, president of the
Chicago Federation of Labor, today
asked a government investigation

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the
University. Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the President
until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Ex-Red Denied
Seat In Annual
LaborMeeting
Candidate On Communist
Ticket Is Refused Seat
By A. F. Of L.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Oct. 9. -
)- The American Federation of
Labor put its oft-expressed opposi-
ion to communism into practice to-
day, declining to seat as a delegate
o its annual convention a former
Communist candidate for Congress.
The credentials of E. M. Curry, for-
merly of Kalamazoo, Mich., president
of the Foundry Employes Interna-
tional Union, were rejected by the
credentials committee, and its report
was adopted without a dissenting vote
by the convention.
The seating of Curry was opposed
by the International Moulders Union,
from which he was expelled on
charges of unbecoming conduct.
Charges against him recited that he
ran for Congress in Michigan on the
Communist ticket in 1932 and had
been a member of a group of Com-
munists who "stormed" a labor con-
vention in Cincinnati.
Curry conceded his candidacy but
denied part in the demonstration.
The convention accepted as delegate
of the foundry employes Henry D.
Dannenberg, of St. Louis.
Earlier, intensified undercover elec-
tioneering in the fight of industrial
against craft unionism spread today
among delegates.
Awaiting John L. Lewis, head of
the United Mine Workers, who per-
sonifies the industrial union cause,
youthful representatives of about 50
of the smaller unions took the initia-
tive in aligning delegates' votes.
Among the 31,000 votes represented
at the convention, the industrial
union adherents already declared 13,-
000 were ready to oppose craft union
organization when the first clear-cut
issue was presented.
The craftsmen claimed 16,000 votes
and appeared confident of victory.
Mooney Brief
Placed Before
Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9.-()-
Counsel for Thomas J. Mooney filed
in the Supreme Court today a brief
urging an early hearing in his at-
tempt to obtain his release, stating
his resources were rapidly being ex-
hausted.
Mooney is serving life imprison-
ment for participation in the bomb-
ing of the Preparedness Day parade
at San Francisco in 1916.
The brief filed today stated Moo-
ney's resources were being rapidly
exhausted "by the obstructive proce-
dure prescribed by the Supreme Court
of California," where he has pending
a writ of habeas corpus.
A petition submitted for Mooney
Monday asked permission to file a
writ of habeas corpus. That was the
second time the high court had been
asked to pass on the contention that
Mooney was convicted by perjured
evidence. The court at its last term
refused to go into the matter on the
ground Mooney had not exhausted
all avenues of relief open to him in
California courts.
The brief filed today declared the
California Supreme Court is not giv-
ing a proper hearing of the evidence
presented in Mooney's behalf.

Court Denies Right
To Get AAA Taxes
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 9.-(WP) - The
eighth district Federal Circuit Court
of Appeals today granted 15 Missouri
milling companies a writ of super-
sedeas restraining Dan M. Nee, Fed-
eral internal revenue collector at
Kansas City, from collecting AAA
processing taxes due since Aug. 24
from the firms.
The companies were denied such a
writ at Kansas City by Federal Judge
M. E. Otis. Twenty-four companies
sought the writ at Kansas City, but
only 15 appealed to the Circuit Court.
The writ was signed by Judge John
B. Sanborn, who replaced Judge A.
K. Gardner on the bench. Judge
Gardner disqualified himself on the
ground he was a stockholder in one of
the appealing companies.
The writ directs the companies to
deposit the tax funds in escrow with
the clerk of the Federal Court at
Kansas City.
Vote Leaves Memel
Landtag Unaltered
MEMEL, Oct. 9. - (P) - The Sept.
29 election failed to change the bal-
ance of power in the Memel Landtag
(assembly), the German party re-
taining its 24 seats and the Lithu-

T IS A RECOGNIZED FACT that
one of the most important things
one can hope to gain from a college education is
a cultural background, and one phase of this is
an appreciation of fine music. Not everyone can
acquire this scholastically, but thanks to the Choral
Union concert series it is available to all who wish
to take advantage of it.
This year, the fifty-seventh of the concert series,
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10 of the best concerts ever scheduled in one year
are being offered. One will have the opportunity
of hearing three great orchestras, the Boston
Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, and the De-
troit Symphony. One can hear piano playing
at its best in the concerts of Sergei Rachmaninoff
and Myra Hess. One can hear Fritz Kreisler,
renowned violinist, in his ninth local concert.
Serge Jaroff and his Don Cossack Russian Chorus
will delight with their spirited singing, and John
Charles Thomas, eminent baritone, will also ap-
pear. Two groups will make their appearance, the
Metropolitan Opera Quartet and the Kolisch String
Quartet.
A number of students will hesitate to go, saying
that they are unable to understand such music.
We have heard them say it, but we have also heard
them after attending their first concert. Then
they say that they will never miss another; that
they appreciated and enjoyed the concerts whether
they understood the intricacies of the music or
not.
We believe the presentations of the Choral
Union to be opportunities which may never again
be encountered, and so are not to be missed.
Moreover, the ever-important cost is ridiculously
low - $5 to $10 for season tickets, or from 50 cents
to $1 for each concert. Individual tickets range
from $1 to $2. You can never get so much for so
little.
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The English Bible's Translator

By CHARLES NORMAN
A DIM FIGURE, moving piously and dangerously
through the Tudor gloom, is being remembered
by the English-speaking world as the 400th anni-
versary of the first complete Bible in English is
commemorated.
Myles Coverdale, the man who brought this
epochal task to completion and helped lay the
foundation of one of the chief glories of English
literature, knew the company of the greatest men1
of his time - and grovelled on the bare floor of a
prison cell.
He was the friend of Sir Thomas More and of
Vicar General Cromwell. Credited with the trans-
lation and editing of the first complete Bible in
English, he trod the halls of the great in his furred
robes - and felt the ignominy of precipitous flight
after the fall of one of his protectors.
Royal Chaplain To Edward VI
Coverdale was born at Coverham, in the North
Riding of Yorkshire, in 1488. He was educated forI
the priesthood at Cambridge, entering holy orders
in 1514.
After the fall of Cromwell, another victim of
Henry VIII's wrath, Coverdale fled to Bergzabern,
Bavaria, where he married, taught school and
studied the Bible of Luther and the Latin Vul-
gate. He returned to England after the death
of the Merry Monarch and became royal chap-
lain to frail Edward VI, boy, king. In 1551 Cover-
dale was consecrated bishon of the See of Exeter.

brought a complete overturn to Coverdale's for-
tunes, as it did to many in England. Cast into
prison, he was finally released by the intercession
of the king of Denmark, who was moved by piety
and the exhortations of a kinsman. The royal
intercession worked, and Coverdale was permitted
to slip quietly out of the country.
Once more the turn in the religious tide brought
fortune's favors to this churchman. Back in
England when Elizabeth took the throne, he as-
sisted at the consecration of Archbishop Parker
of Canterbury.
The first complete Bible in English appeared in
October, 1535, but lacked the name of either
translator or printer. Scholars, however, are
agreed that the translator was Myles Coverdale.
They are not so sure about the printer or the
place of printing, and while Zurich, Switzerland,
is a possibility, Antwerp is usually given the credit,
with Jacob van Meteren named as the printer.
Books Bound In England
The sheets were imported into England by
James Nicolson of Southwark, printer, and bound
under his direction. An act of parliament pro-
hibited the importation of bound books to protect
a native industry.
The original title page reads:
"Biblia. The Bible that is, the holy Scripture
of the Olde and New Testament, faithfully and
truly translated out of the Douche (German) and
Latvn in to Englishe M.D. XXXV"

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