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T HF. MICHIGAN D AILY

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1935

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

national, in its never-ending mission of mercy for
those who are in distress."
Ann Arbor 's Red Cross organization is now in
the midst of a drive to secure funds to carry on
b its work, the nature of which is well known to
everyone. The University community as well as
the city, should have an alive concern for the
success of this drive. We believe that it will be
a success, but are also aware that a drowsy appre-
ciation of the Red Cross accompanied by lethargy
in financial matters may well prove too much for
even the well-organized Red Cross forces, espe-
cially when the send-off momentum has gone.
The drive will last until Nov. 20. Red Cross of-'
fices are busy at 207 E. Huron. An extensive force
is canvassing Ann Arbor. Nothing else is needed
but a willingness to give.

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rence M. Roth, John D. Staple, Lawrence A. Starsky,
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Eiseman, Jean Keinath, Dorothy Ray, Alice Stebbins,
Peg Lou White.
NIGHT EDITOR: BERNARD WEISSMAN
A Prayer
For War Lords...
HE PRESENT ITALO-ETHIOPIAN
battle-despite the fact that it is
being waged on the other side of the world - war-
rants reproduction of Mark Twain's obscure war
prayer which was not published until after his
death. The recent Armistice Day makes the piece
doubly significant.
"O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers
to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover
their smiling fields with the pale forms of their
patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the
guns with the wounded, writhing in pain; help us
to lay waste their humble homes with a hurri-
cane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their
unoffending widows with unavailing grief; help us
to turn them out roofless with their little children
to wander unfriended through wastes of their des-
olate land in rags and hunger and thirst, sport
of the sun flames in summer and the icy winds of
winter, broken in spirit, worn in travail, implor-
ing Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their
lives, protect their bitter pilgrimage, make heavy
their steps, water their way with their tears,
stain the white snow with the blood of their
wounded feet! We ask of One Who is the spirit
of love and Who is the everfaithful refuge and
friend of all that are sore beset, and seek His
aid with humble and contrite hearts. Grant our

prayer, O Lord, and Thine shall be the praise and
honor and glory, now and ever. Amen."
The significance of the poem is heightened by
the author's only comment: "I had told the whole
truth in that prayer, and only dead men can tell
the truth in this world. It can be published, after
I am dead."
On Behalf Of
The Red Cross...
A IROUT the H r (rnss President

[THE FORUM]
Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressingnthe 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.
More About The Olympics
To the Editor:
In your Saturday, Nov. 9th issue, a letter was
printed which commended the decision of the
American Amateur Athletic Union to participate
in the Berlin Olympics next -year. The writer
of that letter is correct in implying that the
economic principles of Germany constitute no
good reason for not entering the Olympics, but
since that is not the reason for demanding Amer-
ican withdrawal from the games, his remarks, in
addition to approaching slander, are irrelevant.
The real reason for demanding that the United
States withdraw from the Berlin Olympics is
that the German nation has violated all principles
upon which the Olympic games are based, by dis-
criminating against non-Aryan athletes, although
many of them are provenly superior to the na-
tives. Also, non-Aryans have been denied mem-
bership in the "athletic clubs" which *re used as
centers of development for Olympic athletes.
Mr. Heeg concludes his letter with an attack;
on New York and New Jersey residents, which
attack is hardly in keeping with the "true spirit
of athletic competition" which he so warmly de-
fends. It seems attacking Eastern students has
become as much of a fad on the Michigan campus
as the wearing of trousers half-way between ankle
and knee. When, if ever, can the actions of a,
small group be termed representative of an entire
geographical area?
-Alvin Schottenfield, '37.

A New Phase
To the Editor:
Will you please tell me what "education in
peace" means? I have heard of "child education,"
"adult education," "physical education," "higher
education," "school of education," "college educa-
tion," and education this and education that. These
confusing terms I have gradually resolved for
myself into such meanings as animal training,
discipline, instruction, and cultivation with their
corollaries adaptation, skill, knowledge, and sense
of values. However weak and pliable we 'have
managed to make the word "education" with these
diverse meanings, I cannot seem to place the
phrase "education in peace" under any of the
above categories. It's a new one on me and I do
want to be educated. --Puzzled.
As Others See It
This Mr. Bunyan
NOW THAT THE excitement is over and stal-
wart young Minnesotans have finished satis-
factorily defending their Paul Bunyan, we begin
to wonder, "Just who was this all-important guy?"
We know, of course, that he is the mythical
giant of the North, the legendary genius of the
lumbering world, and even the historical strong
man of the age. But as to his place of habitation
there seems to be a dispute. It is a shame even to
mention it after iron men of the gridiron have
sacrificed their energy and football fans have
given up a quantity of liquor for their patron
saint, Mr. Bunyan, but it's apparent that several
neighboring states have also staked their claims
on Paul.
After enthusiastic Gophers had zealously pur-
sued their Minnesotan hero during Homecoming,
word came that eager Badgers will exalt the "col-
orful figure of Wisconsin folklore" at a similar'
festivity. In both cases, Woodsman Paul Bunyan
is the object of affection. While we were wait-
ing for someone to become very indignant over the
latter's plans, we wondered why Wisconsin couldn't
be gentlemanly enough to at least change the
spelling to "Bunion," because of his reputed
"feets."
Prying further into the matter we remembered
that certain Michigan writers, Thomas J. LeBlanc,
for example, in his autobiography, feel akin to
the same lumberjack. With alarming suddenness,
this North woods character lumbers before the
national eye where controversy over the location
of his camping grounds might create ill-feeling
among the states with the fear of splitting them.
To save the Union at all costs, we, of the Vik-
ing state, arbitrarily decided to rename Paul the
"Legendary Character of the United States of
America" when it was mentioned that Canada,
to the north, had a voice in the subject. Threat-
ening to chop its way into international promi-
nence and dislodge the Italo-Ethiopia war from
number 1 headline news, the question, it was
felt, would have to be settled at once.
Not to be stumped, it was finally decided to take
the stand here in Minnesota. that Pnl Bunvan

The Conning Tower
TO A GERANIUM
THE geranium is not greatly prized in town.
(The orchid and gardenia flourish there
On fertile coat lapels.) It is unknown
In circles of the exotic and the rare.
In weathered shacks on lonely country roads
It blooms in little windows facing south,
Thriving in old tin cans on secret codes
Of courage, and drinks the sun with eager mouth.
And I have heard that in the earlier days
On western plains our women pioneers
Did love this plant, recalling gentler ways;
Fed it with their hunger, watered it with tears.
A bright geranium flower was all they had
To keep the worn gray wives from going mad.
G.A.
"Many a Milquetoast," observes the Time's
Topicker, "who would never dream of getting up
in a hall and asking a question will blot out an
offensive radio speaker with a jerk of the knob
calculated to jar a vacuum tube to its very
teeth." For us genuine Milquetoasts, however,
heckling is better. We object to an offensive
speaker "That's a lie!" or "You're a fool."
Barnett, Bosn. F. E., orders of Oct. 22 canceled;
det. Bolinas Bay Sta., Dec. 2, and assgd. Cape
Disappointment Sta.-From Coast Guard
Orders.
That's rubbing it in on Bos'n Barnett.
A young woman called up the other day and
asked us to decide a bet. "Who wrote 'Gunga
Din'?" she asked. We told her. "Oh, no," she
wept. "I can't bear it. I lose ten dollars. Won't
you please, please say it was Robert W. Service?
I haven't got ten dollars."
From the Author of "B. & S. & K."
Thanks, F. P. A., for announcing in verse
Byron and Shelley and Keats,
"Insolent cards" - Johnny Bull thought them
worse -
Byron and Shelley and Keats.
Byron and Shelley and Keats.
Byron, he did what no Adam should do;
Shelley and Keats took the world by the queue;
Time some one gave the three devils their due -
So: "Byron and Shelley and Keats."
FRANCES WINWAR
Q. Give within a year, the number of years
in which a sum of money will double itself at
six per cent interest, compounded annually.
A. 11,896 years.-Yonkers Hereald Statesman
It seems hardly worth while.
HISTORIANS' PEEKLY-WEEKLY
Armistice Day Number, with Mussolassie's Itali-
opians Dancing Greek to Greek
AUTO SHOW and HORSE SHOW hit town
almost simultaneously, proving that the kiddie
kar is probably here to stay.
AQUARIUM acquires an octopus with a 24-inch
tentacle spread; but the papers still maintain
that Buick's the buy.
GREECE recalls King George II, and if it thinks
hard it may be able to recall Samuel (Demos-
thenes) Insull.
ARMY LANES lay smoke screen over Manhattan
something that heretofore has been possible
only by natural means.
QUINTUPLETS' TEETH now total forty-one,
giving the newsreel editors something tangible
to get their fangs into.
"WHEN A QUINTUPLET bites a Pathe News
man," remarked a newsreel student at a late
hour a week ago last Wednesday, "that will be
a travelogue."
CHICAGO decides to adopt Eastern Standard
Time, apparently having wearied of B-U-L-
0-V-A, Bulova Watch T. Songwriters are now
busy working out a Chicago tune to fit the
words, "There'll be an Eastern Standard, or
Luke Warm, Time in the old town tonight."
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE installs a ski slide where
tired shoppers can come for a bit of neck-
breaking rest and relaxation.
POSTMASTER GENERAL FARLEY opens new
postoffice at Bloomingdale's. Latter could re-
ciprocate this week by offering Mr. Farley
at deep-cut prices, allowing only one cut to a

customer.V
HYDE PARK FIREMEN decorate President Pres-
ident Roosevelt - which would seem to indicate
an old-fashioned fireman's muster is in the
offing if the Republicans can get their hand-
tub together by 1936.
NATIONAL APPLE WEEK is observed over a
Gravenstein hook-up, keeping a doctor a day
away from a Hubbardston Nonesuch.
ELECTION RETURNS from Loaded Dice County,
Ky., show 2,831 missing precincts - all missing
since last Monday; and when last seen, each
was wearing a dark gray suit.
"WHAT THIS COUNTRY NEEDS," a good five-
cent communist told reporters at Nickel Beer
Headquarters, "is a Borah from without."
"JUMBO," now in its 57th consecutive postpone-
ment week at the Hippodrome, is warned not
to open too soon or it may lose its chance to
play left myth on some All-American eleven,
or ten-and-a-half plus tax.
YE OULDE AL GRAHAM
The health of school children is excellent these
days, except for Mr. Hearst's idea of the con-
tagious disease of non-saluting-the-flag fever.
Mr. Hearst sees so red that he ought to call it
scarlet.
Even so careful a department as the H.T.'s
Book Notes spells Marc Connelly's surname
Connolly.

A Washington
BYSTANDER,
By KIRKE SIMPSON
W/ASHINGTON, Nov. 12. - Repub-
lican election successes in the East
may cause western party liberals such
as Senator Borah, just about as much
or more concern as they do admin-
istration Democrats.
"Happy" Chandler's sweep to vic-
tory in Kentucky against not only
Republican opposition, but also Gov-t
ernor Lafoon's attempted and thor-
oughly squelched Democratic revolt,
sweetened the eastern results for the
"New Dealers." That is testimony
from the vital "border" area where
the real '36 presidential battle will be
fought. _ '
Had the Republican come-back ef-
fort in New York failed, or the Dem-
ocrats captured the New Jersey legis-
lature or the mayoralty in Philadel-
phia, hopes of western Republicans
to take over party management next
year, ousting eastern old guardsmenr
from control, would have been bright-
er.
* * * * 1
AGAINST the undoubted outstate1
trend back to normal party align-e
ment indicated in the New York andr
New Jersey legislative contests in this
consideration: Presidents and gover-
nors are elected by state-wide popu-t
lar vote, not by county or legislative
district majorities. Tested on a pop-
ular vote basis, Democratic big-city
majorities were more than enough to
offset Republican gains elsewhere in
both states. In the Philadelphia
mayoralty contest, the Democrats cut
in half the normal Republican ma-
jorities for an office the Democrats
never have held since 1881.
Figure that out against the fact
that the Republcans regained control
of the New York assembly and re-
pelled Democratic boardng attacks in
New Jersey and Philadelphia, and
perhaps you can fashion a '36 na-
tional election portent of your own.
It would be just as good-or bad-as
that of any high official of either
party who rushed into prnt with in-
terpretative comment on the elec-
tions. They actually know very little
more about national political trends
today than they did the day before
election.
* * * *
IT IS a bit different from the west-
ern Republican liberal viewpoint.
All the party "victories"now to be
used as a basis for stimulating a na-
tional Republican come-back next
yearseem to have been achieved in,
the conservative Republican camp. In
the face of demands from party lib-
erals for surrender of party manage-
ment to them, the conservative grip
on the party helm seems to have been
strengthened. Eastern leadership is
even less likely to accept the Borah
theory that it has gone bankrupt and
should go nto a receivership with
western liberals in charge 'of party
assets.
Regardless of the popular vote in
New York and New Jersey, the elec-
tions are certain to be accepted gen-
erally throughout the country as in-
dicating a definite turn in the New]
Deal tide of political success. That
may prove an important factor in I
shaping the Roosevelt legislative pol-i
icy when congress reconvenes in Jan-
uary. It may play a part in admin-
istration budget-making decisions.
Ten Years Ago
From The Daily Files
NOV. 13, 1925

Work on the Detroit-Windsor
Bridge may be underway by next
summer, it was indicated today.
At least 14 special trains will bring
some 8,500 Ohio State University stu-
dents, scores of alumni, Columbus
townspeople and Michigan alumni to
Ann Arbor tomorrow morning for the
game with Ohio State.
Fred Lawton, '11, writer of "Var-
sity," Michigan's famous football
son, and the man whose address be-
fore the Ohio State game three years
ago instilled a fighting spirit that
swept Michigan to victory in the game
that dedicated the Ohio stadium, will
speak before another Ohio State pep-
meeting at 5 o'clock this afternoon in
Hill auditorium.
Four officers and 64 men, it is
feared, have been lost by the disaster
to the M-1, which dived in the waters
of the English channel off Start Point
early this morning.
President Clarence Cook Little will
speak tonight in Kalamazoo before
the League of Women Voters.
Col. William N. Haskell, chairman
of American relief administration in
Russia, who is to lecture here on the
Oratorical program Nov. 24, will be
entertained at the Lawyer's club dur-
ing his stay in Ann Arbor.
Accord was reached today in the
funding nf Italy's war debt to the

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1935
VOL. XLVI No. 37.
Notices
President and Mrs. Ruthven will be
at home to the students on Wednes-
day, November 13 from 4 to 6 o'clock.
University Bureau of Appoint
ments: The following meetings will be
held for those desiring to register with
the Bureau of Appointments:
For Teaching and Educational Po-
sitions: Natural Science Auditorium,
Wednesday, November 13, 4:15 p.m.
Positions other than teaching: Na-
tural Science Auditorium, Thursday,
November 14, 4:15 p.m.
Registration blanks may be ob-
tained at the University Bureau of
Appointments, 201 Mason Hall, be-
tween 10-12 and 2-4 on Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, of
this week.
The University Bureau of Appoint
ments and Occupational Information
annoutices the Detroit Civil Service
examinations for Medical Record Li-
brarian, salary, $1860, and Junior
Forestry Aid, salary, $1560. These
examinations are open only to legal
residents of Detroit,
To the Members of the University
Senate: The new appointments for
the Standing Committees of the Uni-
versity Council are as follows:
PROGRAM AND POLICY
President A. G. Ruthven, Chairman
A. H. White, Vice-Chairman
L. A. Hopkins, Secretary
L. I. Bredvold, Educational Policies
L. J. Young, Student Relations
C. E. Griffin, Public Relations
R. W. Aigler, Plant and Equipment
EDUCATIONAL POLICIES
L. I. Bredvold, Chairman
A. S. Aiton
V. W. Crane
A. L. Cross
J. P. Dawson
H. B. Lewis
R. G. Rodkey
STUDENT RELATIONS
L. J. Young, Chairman
R. C. Angell
S. A. Courtis
G. R. LaRue
C. A. Sink
F. B. Vedder
P. S. Welch
PUBLIC RELATIONS
CI E. Griffin, Chairman
J. D. Bruce
S. T. Dana
W. D. Henderson
P. A. Leidy
R. D. McKenzie

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.

M. L. Ward
PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
R. W. Aigler, Chairman
G. M. Bleekman
R. W. Bunting
L. M. Gram
W. F. Hunt
L. W. Keeler
S. W. Smith
Physical Education for Women:
Registration for the indoor season
will take- place at Barbour Gymna-
sium on Friday, November 15 from
8-12 and 1-5; and Saturdy, Novem-
ber 16 from 8-12.
Twelfth Night: The initial perfor-
mance of Twelfth Night, Play Pro-
duction's premier production of the
current season, will be given tonight
at 8:30 at the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre. Performances will be given
every evening this week through Sat-
urday. A special matinee will be giv-
en, Friday afternoon, Nov. 15, at 3:30.
Tickets are 75c, 50c, and 35c for the
evenings and 50c and 35c for the
matinee. Choice seats are still avail-
able for all performances. For reser-
vations call 6300 or at the Lydia Men-
delssohn box office.
Lecture
Chemistry Lecture: Dr. L. P. Ky-
rides, Director of Research at the
Monsanto Chemical Company, will
lecture on the topic: "Some Recent
Trends in the Organic Chemical In-
dustry," Friday, November 15, 4:15
p.m., Room 303 of the Chemistry
Building. The lecture is under the
auspices of the American Chemical
Society and is open to the public.
Events Of Today
Training Course for Child Guidance
Workers: The next meeting will be
held at 7:15 p.m. in the Upper Room
of Lane Hall. Mr. Walter MacPeek,
District Scout Executive, will speak
and lead a discussion on "Organiza-
tions for Boys." Anyone interested
in child guidance, recreational work,
scouting or camping is invited to at-
tend.
To Members of the School of Edu-
cation: A Mixer will be held at the
Women's Athletic Building at 7:30
p.m.
Alpha Nu: Weekly meeting at 7:30
p.m. All members are urged to attend.
Luncheon for graduaie students at
twelve o'clock in the Russian Tea
(Continued on Page 6)

Exhibit Of Modern Painting

This article about the special exhibit
of twelve paintings in Alumni Me-
morial Hall was written especially for
The Daily by Walter A. Donnelly, editor
of the publications of the University
Museums.
Granting that all concerned are
properly oriented to appreciate art,r
failure to value correctly "modern"
painting seems to be the result of aI
misunderstanding of its nature and1
purpose. "Modern" painting, or that
major part of it which has the closest
relationships and which is now com-
ing to be known as "expressionism,"
is primarily concerned with what it
conceives to be its own formal ends.
As a result subject matter is relegat-
ed to at least a secondary position,
and the treatment of it often aims,
when it is thought of for itself, at
achieving the substance rather than
the accidents, or, more exactly, as
Maritain would state it, at showing
the splendor of form shining through
the material. Otherwise the subject
serves as matter to another end; that,
is, objects may be treated, for ex-
ample, for their usefulness or ap-
propriateness as volumes, planes, or
masses.
"Academic" art on the contrary in-
sists on the materially representa-
tional aspect of art as of foremost im-
portance. Consequently, there is of-
ten a falure to recognize the medium
as such, thereby losing touch with
what may be accomplished strictly in
a painting. The inferior painting re-
ceives the praise of the "academic"
critic, but, consciously or uncon-
sciously, because it offers a good
"likeness" or an illustrative aspect
which is emotionally touching, de-
sirable, or ennobling. In this respect
the painting serves only as a substi-
tute for the real object - a remind-
er, a lesson, or at best, an inspiration.
A further difficulty of the "acad-
emic" critic seems to lie in his ig-
norance of even the matter which
may be the subject of the expression-
ist painting. Disregarding the fre-
quently subjective interpretation, it
may be observed that the painters
find their material in sources prac-
tically untouched by the immediately
preceding generations of artists, oc-
casionally in little known or long
since vanished civilizations.
The twelve paintings on exhibition
in Alumni Memorial Hall are by six
dstinguished expressionist artists. A
minor point of interest is in the fact
that nearly all of the work is recent.
The "Still life and tulips" and
"romnnsition" by Picass o excel-

Braque is represented by a "Still
life" and "Plate of fruit." The dull
grays, greens, and browns of the
former beautifully develop the move-
ment of the picture. It may be noted
that here again are familiar objects,
and the usual ones with Braque, dis-
torted to serve the purpose of ex-
pressive form. The same develop-
ment is seen in the "Plate of fruit,"
with its balanced groups of fruit and
the grayish white ribbon which en-
ters, loops. forward and then away
from the observer, and exits from the
right.
Leger's "Composition with leaf"
with its strong bright colors and
sense of volumes, gravitating, so nice
is their adjustment, to a stabilized
plane, is made up of both abstract
and representatonal material: the
leaf, mask profile, and letter of the
alphabet with elements of mass and
plane. The more complex "Still life"
is an excellent example of the cor-
rective disposition of superimposed
planes.
With the exception of Picasso,
probably no living artist is as famous
as Matisse. The two paintings in the
present exhibit, unrepresentative of
his best work as they are, indicate a
major aspect of his art. Since Van
Gogh and Gaugain no one has shown
the mastery of color that he has,
and although the earlier two may
have used it more powerfully, he has
used it with greater subtlety. In the
"Game of checkers" the main path
of vision leading from the rug mar-
gin at the right, directed from the
nearer boy, the cloth and board to
the woman at the piano, the keys,
sheet of music, raised, brought down
again by the statue, diffused and
thinned by the objects on the low
cupboard, the knobs, then brought
full circle by the arm chair to the
central planes, is effected largely by
textured areas made to counterpoise
each other. It is the achievement of
Matisse to do with color and texture
what others are forced to expend
every device of painting to accomp-
lish. One may note in passing that
the right background, from the point
of view of the best work of Matisse,
is muddy and lacking in clarity.
Perhaps less known to Ann Arbor
than the other painters of the ex-
hibition is Andre Masson. There is a
childlike freshness in his work admir-
ably set forth in the fluctuating pat-
tern in line and plane, and, in the
"Man in the garden," in the pale
blue, green, pink, and yellow.
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