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For Idealists. .


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Eiseman, Jean Keinath, Dorothy Ray, Alice Stebbins,
Peg Lou White.
Je Defendrai
A La Mort..
WHEN THAT redoubtable Frenchman
Voltaire revealed one of the corner-
stones of his philosophy of freedom of speech -
"Je ne ,suis pas d'accord avec ce que vous dites,
mais je defendrai a la nort votre droit de le dire"
(I do not agree with what you are saying, but I
will defend unto death your prerogative to say it")
-he opened up manifold possibilities for argu-
ments which can be as long and heated as they
can be fascinating.
The question "What constitutes freedom of
speech, and what limitations may justly be im-
posed upon utterances?" is a perplexing one, and
has been debated almost from the creation to the
present. Many students who consider the issue
relatively open and shut would do well to give this
perplexing riddle more thought.
Some of the volumes of questions which could be
propounded anent this problem might be formu-
lated as follows:

"Where does 'liberty' end and where does 'license'
"Does true liberty necessarily mean that you
will countenance the open expression of views
which you may consider subversive to the form of
government you champion?"

T HE DUPONTS a little more than a
week ago purchased the better half
of one of the Columbia Spectator's four pages to
print an advertisement which went like this:
"There's no use talking - Saturday was an ex-
citing day for Amos Hunter. (You know him-
the nice young fellow with the pink cheeks.) That
night he had a date with a girl. THE date with
THE girl."
We are informed that Amos Hunter, in prepara-
tion for this date, "shined up the old bus" with
the right automobile polish - DuPont - until it
was "handsome enough for a king and queen."
Susie Blossom, who is Amos' girl, was active also.
She was putting on a dress made of the right kind
of rayon-DuPont.
And so Amos and Susie went to the movies and
there they saw a picture made on DuPont film.
"Neither Amos nor Susie realized how chemical
research had touched their lives that day," the
advertisement informs us. "The shiny car, the
rayon dress, and the movie film - all resulted
from the work of chemists. As a matter of fact,
no day passes that modern chemistry doesn't help
make life happier and more complete for them -
and for you."
Thus spoke the DuPonts.
Two days later the Spectator gave its version:
"There's no use talking - Saturday was an
exciting day for Amos Hunter. It was the day
they bundled him up in a uniform and marched
him off to save the world for DuPont and Democ-
"It was the day he kissed Susie, THE girl, good-
bye, polished up his rifle with DuPont synthetic
goose grease and sailed away on a great big battle-
ship camouflaged with DuPont paint.
"It was the day he began his career as a sol-
dier, which ended when he went over the top of
a front-line trench and had his head, the one with
the pink cheeks, blown off by a DuPont shell.
"Neither Amos nor Susie had realized how chem-
ical research had touched their lives that day, or
how the ballyhoo and buncombe manufactured by
arms firms would lead to Amos' extinction."
George Seldes' "Freedom of the Press" has pretty
effectively blasted the belief of some idealists that
the American press is a free one, and has shown
that the power of the advertiser can be and is
just as great as the power of a tyrannical govern-
It is time for cheering, therefore, when a news-
paper takes to task an important advertiser - espe-
cially when the newspaper has but recently been
informed that its University administration will no
longer grant it a subsidy.

The Conning Tower
Gerald kissed me* when he left,
Just before I put the cat out;**
Time, you thief, who are so deft
In culling sweet things, please leave
that out!
Say I'm happy, never bored, t
Say that pain and toil have missed me,t
Say I'm young and strong,tt but Lord
Gerald kissed me.*
*On the hand!
**Indicating late hours in the evening.
tNever? -well-hardly never.
tiNot as young and strong as I used to be.
His best novel since "Dodsworth." - Benjamin
Stolberg, in Books.
In one sense, it is worst book since "Elmer
Gantry"; I think it is also, and more truly, his
best book since "Arrowsmith." -Lewis Gannett,
in the Herald Tribune.
It is less of a novel than "Babbitt," but it is far
better than "Ann Vickers" and "Work of Art." -
Harry Hansen in the World-Telegram.
Better reading than "Work of Art," for example.
-Herschell Brickell, in the Post.
The boys are talking about Sinclair Lewis's "It
Can't Happen Here." It is his best book since
"Our Mr. Wrenn."
Short Letter to Mr. W. R. Hearst
Dear Mr. Hearst: You did not ask me whether I
wrote my own stuff.
Nobody asked me.
Nobody cares.
I write all the stuff that I sign.
Some people think I write too much; others
that I write too little.
Lots of writers write pieces that I print.
I wish that you would write one for me.
Yours, with three cheers for the white and






Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous contributions will be disregarded.
The names of communicants will, however, be regarded
as confidential upon request. Contributors are asked
to be brief, the editors reserving the right to condense
all letters of over 300 words and to accept or reject
letters upon the criteria of general editorial importance
and interest to the campus.
Gauntlets . .
To the Editor:
In reply to the fiery challenge made by Mich-
igan's Manly Lawyers, Martha Cook's Athletic
Ability wish to accept aforesaid challenge.
We will cheerfully comply with the.Lawyer's re-
quest to regard as ineligible all our members of
the present Varsity squad, in return for which favor
we humbly request that deficiency in number of
the M.C.B. team be filled by well and healthy per-
sons of their number.
The lawn off the M.C.B. terrace is in excellent
condition. One (1) football is in good condition
and will gladly be provided if, in return, the
Lawyers will kindly bring one set of goal posts.
-A. W. a'nd J. L. (Capt. and Mgr.)
... And Swords
To the Editor.:
My dear lawyers, aren't you getting a bit too
bold in challenging 11 men to face you in a football
tussle? I was fortunate in seeing the battle of
the century last year. From what I saw I think
you had better limit your opponents only to the
fairer sex!
If you can show us in your next field hockey
game that you've got the "stuff" and can "take
it," then I am sure you are entitled to a game
against rougher opponents-say against 11 boys
with the age limit set at 15. I believe with the
proper training, etc., you can in time be considered
for a test game by the busy medics or the tough
-H. Y. Kasabach, '37M.
Impression Corrected
To the Editor:
Due to an unfortunate series of circumstances,
a regrettable injustice has been done the Michigan
Varsity Band and more especially its director, Mr.
William D. Revelli. I should be happy if your pub-
lication of this communication will clear up this
Last Tuesday the idea of a meeting to send the
team off to Wisconsin with the best wishes of the
student body was conceived. Prominent in the
plans was the part of the Varsity Band. That or-
ganization is practically the backbone of any such
plans. On being contacted by phone Mr. Revelli'
stated that the band would be present if a diffi-
cult practice schedule could be rearranged. On
their failure to rearrange their schedule, certain
publications seized upon the opportunity to place
the blame entirely on the band.
I wish to take this opportunity to correct that
impression. The band was unable to attend the
-....4....T- .-- -, 1-- --A- -l-Tn e.

There is to be an appeal to pedestrians to help
the anti-noise campaign. Walkers should not
cross streets in the middle of the block; that
leads to horn-blowing. Well, the Mayor, the
Police Commissioner, and Mr. Curran ought to
write a song about it. Last year a seven-year-
old boy, fitted these words to "Au Claire de la
Cross at crossings only
When the light is green.
Both Parties Wonder at Size of Poll Lists.-
Sun headline.
Things have changed. In the old days both
parties saw nothing but assurance of victory in
the poll lists, regardless of their size.
Entered for All-Time Anti-Climax Prize, this 50-
foot sign in Scollay Square, Boston: If it's WAR,
be prepared with the new Crosley Radio."
The "Comic" Spirit
Sir: Are these times really so comical? No kid-
ding! Well, I do hear new laughter from Olympus,
where the strings are pulled, but even when I try
to join in I don't catch the point of the joke, and do
you mind? A million dollars, I suppose, has a right
to laugh at feeble old Uncle Sam trying to keep
all that private money on the water wagon; or
guffaw right out loud about boondoggling - though
seriously now, folks, who's agoin' to pay for all
that comedy? But when you come down out of the
high, pure atmosphere where a million dollars
breathes to the spot where incomes are minus
quantities, the faces you see got that way from
the pain and cruelty of life, and not just from
laughing. Perhaps it is funny that any one on
something higher than a soap box should think a
little about the welfare of great masses of people,
even though timidly and hesitantly and at times
comically. And funnier still if some buffoon with a
loud larynx can lull America back to normalcy
again by singing Casey Jones will save the Con-
stitution, Casey Jones a mighty man is he. Ah,
then the gents who are always wrapped in the
kind of security that wins them freedom the world
over - how many Italian manufacturers and bank-
ers do you suppose are trekking across Africa
right now?- can breathe easy again, and devise
new ways and means of shifting the bill for
comical old NRA and AAA off their own shrewd
though stooped shoulders. On the same day you
discovered that WPA cannot make any useful com-
modity - for of course, that would provide compe-
tition with Mr. Somebody -my favorite financial
page talked of sagacious and efficient business
management to meet coming taxes; which means
that "employment will be cut" and "pay rolls will
be kept at the lowest possible figure." Sure!
Funny is no word for it.. . . There is dancing in the
streets on Olympus, and champagne and the de-
lightful odor of profits. So the comical Alphabet
Boys and their funny notions are now up against
the impossible assignment of outguessing and out-
thinking a revived and well trained and well nour-
ished million dollars, or billion, or something .. .
Comical? Not to me. When I want a good long
laugh I go all the way back to the newspapers
of 1917 when humor was international and millions
of good kids laughed themselves to death all over
the world.
. . . . the program of the Pottery Ball -The
"We may live without pottery, music, and art,"'
as the potter said.
To Dr. John L. Tildsley, who thinks that "The
Star-Spangled Banner" is too militaristic for high

A Washington
WASHINGTON - If the Republi-
can high command has correctly
diagnosed what happened in Ne-
braska when Senator George Norris
last ran for reelection, a strenuous
effort to stave off any prematuref
anti-Norris operations next year looks
to be in order. Experiences would
teach them that daring Norris to
run again is not a safe business, even1
if he is close to 75 years old.1
Except for what he took as a dare,i
Norris was ready to call it quits witht
active politics six years ago. He is
supposed to be of much the same
mind now. The role of chief thorn
in the side of party old-guardism her
has played so consistently for 30 yearsi
or more must have been a wearingl
The Senator has plenty of laurels1
to retire upon. His pending projecta
for setting up a sort of statute of
limitations on the Supreme Court's
powers of veto over acts of Congress
looms asa long-haul matter. At his]
age he hardly could expect to see it1
through in the Senate.
s * * ,a ,
Restraining anti-Norris Republi-
cans in Nebraska from too brashly
scrambling for the toga he might be
ready to lay aside may be difficult.
With the ad-interim national com-
mittee organization whooping it up
to arouse battle ardor all along the'
party line, thumbs-downing a drive
at Norris in Nebraska would be out
of key.
It is a reasonable guess that any
Nebraska regular Republican in
whose ears the distant humming of
presidential bees may sound would
feel that licking Norris would be a
fine, dramatic way of making his
debut on the national political stage.
Prying out of office a chap who was
head-and-forefront of the 1909 Re-
publican insurgency movement in the
house and whose transfer to the Sen-
ate synchronized with the shifting
of the insurgency theatre from house
to senate would be something to boast
about. Several Nebraskans have
tried it down the years-and got
nowhere at all.
The records do not show that
George Norris ever was much of a
hand at sports. Yet, there is sports-
manship in the way he has handled
the matter of his retirement. Last
time he said that if anyone wanted
the honor of licking him, ,far be it
from him to deny the chance.
* * * *
There is another "if" to be con-
sidered in guessing whether Norris
will run again. How about the new
deal and the architect thereof? Sup-
pose, come time for filing papers, it
appears that President Roosevelt still
is certain of renomination but his re-
election doubtful enough to make any
western state pivotal. Norris is about
the new-dealest of all new deal Re-
Would he content himself with
mere speech-making in trying to
keep Nebraska in the new deal line;
or would he not feel that running
again for the senate would be sound-
er strategy.
Norris may be all set to retire next
year. So was Vice President Garner
awhile back. Has anyone heard any
Garner retirement talk lately?
.:. BOOKS .
Undset; (Knopf).
Years" is two things -novel and
autobiography. Specifically, it is au-

tobiography freed from slavish ex-
actitude by being called fiction.
It is also, if such a thing is needed,
final proof that Norwegians have hu-
mor. Not that the book is comedy;
no childhood is funny. But any
normal childhood has a flavor of hu-
mor, if it can be remembered. The
author of "The Longest Years" can
remember, not only events, but colors
and smells and sensations and the
tangential incidents which give body
to a narrative.
The book begins with Ingvild's
first memory, which was "having just
crawled from the lawn away to a strip
of bare ground that lay in front of
a hedge of green bushes." The mem-
ory included the warm feel of the
dirt, the eagerness with which she
poured it over her bare legs and white
socks, and the knowledge that pres-
ently someone would pick her up and
dust her off and carry her away to
some cleaner place.
It ends with the death of Ing-
vild's father, the family's removal to
a poorer quarter which seemed, in
spite of poverty, a freer and a more
desirable place. In other words, with
the girl's final acceptance of life and
her active place in it. In between
there is the slow unfolding of a being,
an unhurried process made actual by
a choice of detail that could only be
called inspired.
All this might very easily be only
another smug and sentimental story.
It is -Undset's curious (perhaps na-

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.

VOL. VLVI No. 20t
Oratorical Association Lecture
Course: Season tickets are on sale
at the Hill Auditorium box-office
from 10 to 12 and 2 to 4 today.l
The League Library is building upf
a clipping file, and would appreciate1
having back numbers of literary and
book-reviewing magazines which fac-
ulty members or students are willingz
to contribute. Please phone Mary
Wedemeyer, Librarian, 3877.
The League Library requests the
return of any books withdrawn from
it prior to September 1, 1935. Many
books have already been turned in
voluntarily. The cooperation of all
patrons in this matter will be deeply
To All persons desiring to hold class
offices: Evidences of your eligibility to
hold class office must be obtained
from the Office of the Dean of Stu-
dents and presented to the clerk of
the election before your nomination
will be accepted. Such evidence must
be applied for not later than twenty-
four hours before the scheduled date
of the election.
Modern Dance Club: The Modern
Dance Club has changed the time of
its meetings. It will now meet regu-
larly in Sarah Caswell Angell Hall,
Barbour Gymnasium on Thursday
evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 and Fri-
day afternoons -from 4:00 to 5:30 un-
der the direction of Miss Ruth Bloom-
er. For further information, call
Julia Anne Wilson, 8153.
Academic Notices
Psychology 42. Make-up examina-
tion on Saturday, October 26, at 9:00
a.m. in room 3126 Natural Science
Psychology 34. Make-up examina-
tion on Saturday, October 26, at 9:00
a.m. in room 3126 Natural Science
Psychology 108. Make-up examina-
tion on Saturday, October 26, at 9:00
a.m. in room 3126 Natural Science
Events Of Today
History Department: Luncheon at
12:15 at the Michigan Union.
Observatory Journal Club meets

in the class room, 4:15 p.m. Dr. R. C.
Williams will speak on "The Spectro-
scopic Determination of e/m." Tea
will be served at 4:00 p.m.
Kappa Tau Alpha: Initiation meet-
ing at 7:45 p.m. at Professor Brumm's
house, 1916. Cambridge Rd. Meet at
Haven Hall for transportation. Wom-
en are asked to arrange for late
Varsity Glee Club. Very important
rehearsal 7:30 p.m. sharp, Michigan
Sophomore Men: There will be a
meeting of all Sophomore men in
Room 25 Angell Hall at 4:15 p.m. It
is important that all attend.
Freshman Men: There will be a
meeting of all Freshman men in the
Natural Science Auditorium at 4:15
p.m. It is important that all attend.
Contemporary: Important meeting
of the Contemporary business staff,
at 5:00 p.m., Student Publications
Hillel Foundation: Dr. Blakeman's
class on Religious and Social Change
will meet at the Hillel Foundation at
8 p.m.
Hillel Foundation: There will be a
tea given at the Hillel Foundation
at 4:30 p.m. All are invited.
Coming Events,
Delta Epsilon Pi meeting at the
Michigan Union at seven-fifteen
sharp, Friday. Greek students on the
campus are cordially invited to at-
tend. Reports from appointed com-
mittees will be due. This meeting
will be important and all old mem-
bers must be present.
All Graduate Students are invited
to attend the over-night trip spon-
sored by the Graduate Outing Club
on Saturday, October 26. The group
will leave Lane Hall at 3 o'clock for
Patterson Lake where they will stay
at the University Boys Camp, which
is situated 25 miles west of Ann Ar-
bor in some of the most beautiful
country in this\ section. A return to
Ann Arbor will be made by noon
Sunday. The approximate cost of
the trip, including meals, cabins and
transportation will be 80c. Blankets
will be provided. For additional in-
formation call Wayne Whittaker,

What Is To Become Of CCC?
SImpending Battle Will Tell

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23. -(P) -
The civilian conservation corps still
enjoys the enviable position of the
least controverted of New Deal emer-
gency relief agencies.
Even boosting it to temporary
double size under work-relief allot-
ments brought no great backfire of
opposition in Congress or elsewhere.
President Roosevelt's disclosure of
plans to make it a permanent gov-
ernment agency, probably at the win-
ter session of Congress, likewise went
The CCC is outside the "breathing
spell" assurance. Beyond doubt it
will be made the subject of early pres-
idential study and recommendations
for prompt legislative action.
Blue-printing a permanent CCC or-
ganization is not likely to be accomp-
lished without considerable inside
controversy. It is now just an alpha-
betical agency. In whatever perma-
nent form it may be presented, the
corps will have to be consolidated
into one or another of the regular
government departments.
Right there it runs into the fact
that natural resource conservation is
a scattered subject. It touches the
interior, agriculture, war'(due to army
engineering activities) and other de-
partments. Who is to take over the
permanent CCC?
* * *
The question might become a
battle-ground between Secretaries
Wallace and Ickes. Neither is ex-
pected to welcome a conservation ac-
tivity consolidation project which
would strip his department of that
work entirely. The old row between
the forestry and national park serv-
ices illustrates the point. While there
were many words poured out before
congressional committees last session
over desirability of creating a new
department of conservation, with its
own cabinet officer head, nothing was
So far as can be learned now no
great progress has yet been made to-
ward shaping a permanent CCC mea-
sure. It still is in the stage of can-
vassing of views of the departments
which cooperated in the emergency
set-up. There are whispers that jeal-
ousy between them over credit for
the emergency work has to be reck-
oned with.
One group, for instance, would like

In any event, the corps was Mr.
Roosevelt's own personal first con-
tribution to New Deal emergency mea-
sures. Its work always will be largely
with the forests, a subject close to his
heart since young manhood. He quite
likely has in mind more detailed if
still incomplete ideas of what the per-
manent organization should be, how
it should be operated, what provision
should be made for flexibility in size
to meetquickly unemployment emer-
gency needs than any of his CCC
aides, from Director Fechner down.
They have had a going and expand-
ing concern to handle and not much
opportunity for looking into the fu-
Fechner's announcement that some
40 per cent of CCC enrollees are
finding private employment on leav-
ing the camps, does not tell all the
story. They are cutting short their
camp attendance at the rate of about
14,000 a month to accept private jobs.
That increases CCC overhead, but
also it is viewed as a significant re-
covery indication.
Palmer Christian is one of those
rare artists whose playing is uniform-
ly excellent. For the critic, Profes-
sor Christian's work is difficult to
review since there are never low ebbs
to bemoan nor are there ever mere
occasional ascents to sublime heights:
he is the re-creator whose interpre-
tations could not disappoint the most
exacting composer or audience.
The high spot of yesterday's recital
was a symphonic chorale: "Jesu
Meine Freude," written by Kark-
Elert and based upon Seventeenth
Century hymn of the Lutheran
Church. An introduction creating a
picture of wordly turmoil, "an upset
state of religious belief before the
birth of Christ," precedes a canzone
of exalted beauty which might easily
portray in tone the grand simplicity
of His life. The concluding move-,
ment is a fugue which, carrying out
the analogy, moves to a great climax
of infinite peace. This motive which
is reiterated in the many voices de-
notes the certain and never ending
extent of joy and love over all the

"Does freedom of speech mean that you may dis-
cuss openly and without fear of suppression topics
conventionally considered taboo?"
"Does freedom of speech mean that you can
say the truth about anyone or anything, even
though that truth might be injurious to the person
or thing?"
And, super-riddle of all:
"Can a person demand free speech in order to
advocate .a governmental form which will abolish
freedom of speech?"
To many persons there is no 100 per cent "yes"
or "no" answer to the above interrogatives. Others
will vehemently answer "yes" or "no" to any or all

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