THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, DECEMBER, 1, 1935
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in the last 16 months, would have an air corps
"as outmoded as Ethiopia's."
In Japan last week the minister of defense told
politicos who opposed his demands for greater
army and navy appropriations that if the admit-
tedly impoverished Japanese people were over-
taxed, it was the politicians' duty to make them
war-conscious, willing to support the armed forces
of the Son of Heaven.
In Ann Arbor a Chinese student, at the Foreign
Students' banquet Wednesday night, deplored the
fact that China had awakened too late to train
for self-defense, was not at the mercy of Japan.
With war the keynote in every large nation of
the world today, with the contagious epidemic
of combat already contaminating the waters of
the trouble-laden Mediterranean where Great
Britain, France, and Italy focus their trade, there
can be little doubt that war on a large scale, if
not inevitable, at least hangs dangerously in the
Appropriately on Thanksgiving Day came the
welcome announcement that the United States
was going still further to assure the success of its
neutrality policy. Manufacturers of implements
of war must register their products and assure
the government that they will not be shipped to
belligerent nations. Large fines are provided for
as interpreters in case the munition makers can-
not.understand the language Uncle Sam is talking.
America didn't bolt any classes in 1917 in her
course on the horrors of war: the examination
can't be far away. Has America learned the
BOARD OF EDITORS
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NIGHT EDITOR: CLINTON B. CONGER
'Cut Out The 'Kid Stuff'
TREND ON THIS campus which
has now changed to a habit is
' jtha of heckling performers -good or bad - at
the local, movie theaters.
This form of exhibitionism, exhibited always
by only a minority of the audience, is at times
humorous but for the most part juvenile and
annoying, both to those who go to a movie
to see those paid to entertain and not volunteers
. jin the audience and to the performers them-
The attitude seems to be that because vaude-
Sville performers are paid to entertain the audi-
ence, it therefore follows that they are bought
outright by the paid customers and are at the
disposal of the alleged whims and witticisms
of the latter group.
For those who are not aware of it that form
of exhibitionism is "cow college" stuff, is not
W funny, and should be cut out. If it is not
the managers of the various theaters may be
assured that they have our heartiest editorial
cooperation in any evacuation progiram they
It Isn't How, But What
You Say That Should Count
P RESIDENT ROOSEVELT really
.:said nothing new in his radio ad-
dress to the nation from Atlanta yesterday.
The theme of his talk was the promise for a
cessation in expenditures and a "decreasing defi-
cit." This is what he has said all along, in his
pre-election declarations as well as when he
was asking for billion dollar appropriations.
He mentioned "continuing economic develop-
ment" and increasing revenues "without the
imposition of new taxes." "We were insolvent.
Today we are sovent," said the President.
There was not much else Mr. Roosevelt could
have said. He could hardly have told the nation
that he planned no cessation to expenditures;
that the deficit was increasing and that there
was no "continuing economic development."
Hardly. There is an election next year, and Mr.
Roosevelt is very, very much aware of it.
Of course, when the President speaks, it is
news. But in view of what the Chief Executive
said yesterday, we cannot help but feel that
the great headlines given his address in some
newspapers were unwarranted.
The President repeated only what he has
told the nation time and again in his "fireside
chats." We do not feel tremendously elated
at his predictions and prognostications, as we did
not feel particularly alarmed before he uttered
The Accent Is On
Youth And War ...
SPORT NOTE: While the commen-
tator of a recent Paramount news-
reel showing a Russian parade explained that the
marching groups were displaying various Russian
sports, a float passed with a gun-crew of boys
engager in maneuvering a mounted machine-gun
-typical of youths' sports in dictator countries
Even in still-republican France, large numbers
of regular troops were moved into Paris Thurs-
day, as the legislature assembled, to crush any
possible moves of the militant Croix de Feu
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
fetters upon the criteria of general editorial importance
and interest to the campus.
A Bouquet For Play Production
First Presbyterian Church
November 21, 1935
To The Editor:
Recently it was my privilege to witness the first
performance by the students of the University of
Michigan of "Twelfth Night." I was somewhat
dubious about going, I fear with the usuel dis-
taste for amateur performances felt by those who
have been or are dramatic critics; but I should
like to say that I have seldom been so pleasurably
surprised. I came away with the feeling that
at last somebody had discovered what Shake-
speare really meant us to see in Malvolio.
I have always resented the representation of
Malvolio as a senseless dolt. No man could hold
the office of steward for a great estate and be as
witless generally as he has been made to appear
customarily. The happy conception of the director
and Mr. Charles T. Harrell of a clever man of
affairs being fooled to the top of their bent by
merry rogues, satisfies me as the actual character
Shakespeare had in mind, and the exit of Mal-
volio with his utterly human imprecations and
threats of reprisals sent the swift thought through
my mind that Shakespeare missed a rare oppor-
tunity by not writing a sequel showing how clev-
erly the unhappy dupe turned tables upon the
scheming plotters. Maybe that thought went
through the minds of other witnesses of Mr.
Harrell's performance, too, and could one offer
him sincerer praise than that?
He wNas admirably supported by the other
players, and I felt very happy to note the cor-
rect tempo of the rollicking farce--so many miles
apart from the long-drawn-out presentations of
the majority of professional players, who consider
Shakespeare must always be post-mortemed with
I was much surprised afterwards to learn that
the students had prepared the artistic settings,
with their gratifying restraint and economy of
detail, and the wholly delightful lighting effects.
Also, that they had made the costumes, and had
avoided the usual anachronisms.
May I express the wIsh that the University of
Michigan students of the drama will take a
noteworthy part in the resuscitation of the legiti-
mate theatre after its eclipse by the "movies," and
help hasten the renascence of the sublime art
which some of its devotees trustfully hope is about
to come? I rather think Drs. Angell and Valen-
tine would add their endorsement of this achieve-
ment, after their comments on the state of univer-
In closing, may I add my applause to that of the
discriminating for Mr. Thor Johnson and his
Little Symphony Orchestra?
Mrs. Andrew Rule Osborn
A Grammarian Speaks
To The Editor:
Grammatical controversies are not only inter-
esting but are also instructive, especially to people
such as you and me, who pretend sophistication.
Anent, in last Sunday's Daily (Nov. 23), possibly in
the Conning Tower column, I noticed a line from
another paper held up to fun: "The Literati Pays
Tribute-," and the Daily's comment, "They does,
does they?" So, just for more fun I looked in
a book called Writing and Thinking by Forester
and Steadman, and on page 145 I found a rule
(5f) upon the agreement of a subject with its
"Use either a singular or a plural verb after
a collective noun, according to the meaning of
the sentence. Right: The jury was to render
its verdict at noon. (The jury viewed as a
unit.) Right: The jury were requested to
take their seats. (The individual jurors viewed
Accordingly, then, the word Literati is a col-
lective noun; and "The Literati (it) pays-" is cor-
rect, since Literati in this case is viewed as a
unit and not individually; and the only illiteracy
The Conning Tower
A Rime of Paris and Helen
IN THE FAR-OFF land of Sparta thirty cen-
Lived a monarch and his name was Menelaos,
And his life was full of wretchedness and misery
For his wife had got flirtatious with a certain<
Mister Paris, who was noted for the efforts he
To reducing happy homes to utter chaos.
Now the lady's name was Helen. She was fairest
of the fair,
And that statement stands without a doubtful
She's been picked by all the judges as the queen
Of all the local beauties at the Sparta County
So, with that adjudication to support her repu-
There's no doubt she was the world's most lovely
And this Paris, who entranced her, was a smoothie
and a sheik,
Far outsheiking even sainted Valentino,
And, although he was a Trojan, he was handsome
as a Greek,
Really godlike in perfection of his features and
Such a supermundane beauty stirred the heart of
And made all the married women dream of Reon.
But, although he'd had his way with her, his soul
was not at peace
When he thought about the local situation.
For her husband, Menelaos, was the boss of Ancient
And his brother, Agamemnon, was the chief of the
And he had a force of G-men, stout and lusty,
Who would shoot without the slightest hesi-
So his satisfaction inwardly was not without alloy.
For elopement frank and final Paris panted.
Though at first she seemed reluctant, being fem-
Yet he finally persuaded her to take the boat for
So, as cunningly as foxes, they both packed their
bays and boxes,
And across the blue Aegean they levanted.
She had left a letter telling Menedaos of their
But at first he couldn't seem to comprehend it.
"My wife gone off with Paris, with that puny
"With that parlor-snake, that popinjay, that
"By the lethal spear of Pallas, it's a lie got up in
"It's a forgery and I'll kill the one who penned it!"
But, for all these scornful epithets, which sound
much worse in Greek,
He could not deny the fact of their evasion,
Though he tore his beard in ribbons, while he
cursed that Trojan sneak,
And he boasted of the vengeance he would per-
That she'd hopped a Trojan liner for a port in
Made their flight an international occasion.
So he summoned all his council to advise what
he should do
To uphold the sacred honor of their nation.
Since from brother Agamemnon all the others took
He was called upon the first to state the course
we would pursue,
And, with manner most portentious, suiting mat-
ter so momentous
He got off his chest the following oration:
"Menelaos, King of Sparta, well-beloved of Father
"I conceive there's but one answer to your
"When a citizen of Sparta is subjected to abuse,
"Then the government of Sparta has an adequate
"For a hostile declaration 'gainst the evil-doer's
"That you mobilize at once is my suggestion."
Then there gathered down at Aulis every man and
Men from Ithaca and Athens and Plataea,
Men from Samos and Miletos and from Thrace and
Men from Corinth and Boeotia and from Crete
From Aegina and from Helos, Tiryns, Kynos, Kos
Though why they did, they'd not the least idea.
And they said that Priam's motto was his coun-
try over all,
And to conquer all the world was his endeavor
That he aimed to ravage Hellas and to hold the
Greeks in thrall.
Thus informed, the Grecian soldiers were enraged
and, great and small,
Like the ancient theologians, they all cursed the
While the bands all played "The Grecian Flag
Midst a flood of execration and a torrent of
Then they launched a thousand ships with mighty
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.
SUNDAY, DEC. 1, 1935
VOL. XLVI No. 52
President and Mrs. Ruthven will be
at home to members of the faculties,
their friends, and other residents of
Ann Arbor on Sunday, Dec. 1, from
4 to 6 o'clock.
President and Mrs. Ruthven will be'
at home to the students on Wednes-
day, Dec. 3, from 4 to 6 o'clock.
Faculty Meeting, College of Litera-
ture, Science and the Arts: The regu-
lar meeting of this Faculty will be
held in Room 1025 Angell Hall, Mon-
day, Dec. 2, beginning at 4:10 o'clock.
Report of Executive Committee -
C. D. Thorpe,
Report of University Council-J. G.
Report of Deans' Conference-E. H.
Report of the Committee on the
Jones' Resolution - J. G. Winter,
Bronson-Thomas Prize in German
(value about $50.00) - open to all
undergraduate students in German of
American birth and training. Will be
awarded mainly on the results of a
three-hour essay competition to be
held under departmental supervision
late in March (exact date to be an-
nounced two weeks in advance.) The
essay may be written in English or
German. Each contestant will be
free to choose his own subject from
a list of ten offered. The list will
cover five chapters in the develop-
ment of German literature from 1750
to 1900, each of which will be repre-
sented by two subjects. Students who
wish to compete should register and
obtain a reading list as soon as pos-
sible at the office of the German de-
partment, 204 University Hall.
Study Tours for Foreign Students:
Foreign students joining the study
tour next Monday at 4 o'clock will
have the opportunity of seeing and
having explained to them the Naval
Tank and the Wind Tunnel, - two
pieces of laboratory equipment which
have made the research done at Mich-
igan in both Naval and Aeronautical
Engineering nationally known. Stu-
dents will meet promptly in Room
201, University Hall.
J. Raleigh Nelson, Counselor to
Community Fund: The community
fund final reporting date is Tuesday,
Dec. 3. Members of the University
community who have not already
done so please return pledge cards
to solicitors by Monday, Dec. 2. All
cards should be returned even though
no contribution be made, since so-
licitors are held responsible for these
Charles B. Gordy, Chairman,
Choral Union Members: Pass tick-
ets for the Fritz Kreisler concert will
be given out to such members of the
University Choral Union as have
clear records, on Tuesday, Dec. 3,
from 9 to 12, and 1 to 4 o'clock. After
4 o'clock no tickets will be given out.
Also, those whose records are not
clear, will please return their Messiah
copies at once, and receive back their
music deposits.pUnless suchbooks
are returned promptly, no refunds
will be made to members who have
been dropped from the Choral Union.
Anthrolopolgy 105: There will be no
meeting of the class Tuesday, Dec. 3.
C. E. Guthe.
University Lecture: Commemorat-
ing the centennial of the birth of
Samuel L. Clemens ("Mark Twain"),
1835-1910, Professor Oscar James
Campbell, of the Department of Eng-
lish, will speak on the subject, "The
Case of.Twain vs. Clemens," at 4:15
p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Natural
Science Auditorium. The public is
Father Hubbard Lecture: The Mo-
tion Picture Lecture, "A Voyage into
the Ice Inferno," will be delivered in
Hill Auditorium on Wednesday, Dec.
4, 8:15 p.m., by the Reverend Ber-
nard R. Hubbard, S.J., popularly
known as "the glacier priest." This
is the fourth number of the 1935-
1936 Oratorical Association series.
Tickets are available at Wahr's State
Street Book Store. Patrons are urged
to procure reservations early.
French Lecture: Professor C. A.
Knudson will give the second lecture
on the Cercle Francais program: "Le
Theatre Comique en France au Moyen
Age." Wednesday, Dec. 4, 4:15 p.m.,
Room 103, Romance Language Build-
Tickets for the series of lectures
may be procured at the door.
Fritz Kreisler, violinist, has built
the following program for the fourth
Choral Union Concert, at which he
will be a performer Tuesday evening,
In antique style (Vivaldi)o
Allegro energico ma non troppo n
Partita in E major (Violin alone) . -
............................B ach .
Prelude, Loure, Gavotte en Rondeau
Menuetto I and II, Bouree,nGiguea
Shepherd's Madrigal (Old German)
B flat major
Three Spanish Dances:
1. Malaguena .... Albeniz-Kreislerc
2. Jota ..................de Falla1
3. Spanish, Dance de Falla-KreislerT
Organ Recitals Cancelled: On ac-
count of the continued indispositions
of Palmer Christian, the organ re-c
cital scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 1,
Hill Auditorium, at 4:15 p.m., has
Organ Recitals Cancelled: On ac-
count of the continued indispositiont
of Palmer Christian, the organ re-
cital scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 1,1
Hill Auditorium, at 4:15 p.m., has
Events Of Today
Stalker Hall: Class at 12 noon on
the "The Social Responsibility of a
Christian" led by Prof. Lowell J. Carr.
Wesleyan Guild meeting at 6 p.m. Dr.
Besse Kanouse will continue the series
on "Personal Religion" with a talk
on "Personal Religion and the Stu-
dent." Fellowship Hour and supper
at 7 p.m. All Methodist students and
their friends are invited.
Dr. and Mrs. C. W. Brashares will
be at home, 1901 Washtenaw, Sun-
day, from 4-6 p.m. to all Methodist
students and their friends.
First Methodist Church: Morning
Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. The
topic is "Singing." Dr. C. W. Bra-
Harris Hall: Regular student meet-
ing in Harris Hall this evening at 7:30.
Attention is called to the change in
time for this particular meeting. The
Reverend Mr. Leech will be in charge
of the program. All Episcopal stu-
dents and their friends are cordially
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church:
Services of worship today are: 8:00
a.m., Holy Communion; 9:30 a.m.,
Church School; 11:00 a.m. Kinder-
garten; 11:00 a.m., Holy Communion
and Sermon by The Reverend Henry
Lewis; 5:00 p.m., Vesper Service
commemorating the 108th annivers-
ary of the founding of St. Andrew's
Congregational Church: Service of
worship at '10:30 a.m. Mr. Heaps
will speak on "Four Centuries of the
Bible" in recognition of the four hun-
dredth anniversary of the English
Bible. Professor Preston Slosson
will give the first lecture of the series
on "Great Protestants," his subject
being, "Luther, the Practical Mystic."
Church of Christ (Disciples), 10:45
a.m., Morning worship, Minister, Rev.
Fred Cowin. 12:00 noon, Student's
Bible Class. Leader, H. L. Pickerill,
5:30 p.m., Social Hour. 15c supper
served. 6:30 p.m., Forum, Professor
Maurer of the Department of Jour-
nalism will speak on "The Spectrum
of Thought." Students are urged to
bring their friends.
First Presbyterian Church. At 9:45,
Westminster Forum.. Dr. Lemon will
lead a discussion on the subject, "Why
10:45, Dr. Lemon will preach the
first of a series of Advent Sermons,
speaking on the theme: "The World
Looks for a Messiah." Other sub-
jects to follow: "The Making of
Fellowship"; and "If Christmas
5:30, Westminster Guild Fellow-
ship hour with a waffle supper. This
will be followed by a Musical Pro-
gram presented by members of the
The Freshman Council will meet at
the home of Norman W. Kunkel on
Thursday evening, Dec. 5 at 9:00.
Dr. Wilhelm Pauck, of Chicago
Theological Seminary, German the-
ologian and student of world affairs,
will speak tonight at 8 o'clock in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre under the
auspices of Interguild Federation on
the subject, "Religious Liberties in
Germany." The public is invited. Ad-
Lutheran Students: Holy Commun-
ion will be administered during the
first special evening Advent service atj
7:30 o'clock at St. Paul's Lutheran
Church, corner Third and West Lib-
erty streets. The service will be pre-
ceded by the usual Student supper at
6 o'clock and a discussion of current
events in the church and the state at
6:30. The discussion will be led by
the Rev. Mr. Brauer.
Unitarian Church: 5:30, Walter F.
Student Club this evening in the
parish hall of the Zion Lutheran
Church on East Washington Street.
Mr. Rolf Haatvedt is deputation head
and Mr. Gearhard Naeseth, president
of the club, and Miss Dorothy Wil-
liams will give talks. This commit-
tee will go to nearby towns and put
on programs for' Lutheran League
meetings. They plan to have devo-
tionals, music, entertainment and
Supper will be served at 6 o'clock
following the social half-hour at 5:30.
The Student Club is for all Luther-
Alpha Epsilon Mu regular monthly
meeting 6 p.m., Russian Tea Room,
Michigan League. All members please
attend this important meeting.
Botanical Seminar meets Wednes-
day, Dec. 4, at 4:30, Room 1139, N. S.
Bldg. Paper by W. R. Taylor, "The
New England Algal Flora."
Jdnior Research Club of the Uni-
versity of Michigan will meet Tues-
day, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Room 2082, N.
"Effect of a Generous Unfortified
Diet on Rachitic Rats" by Doctors C.
A. Lilly and C. B. Pierce.
"Notes on Metal Cutting, by Prof.
C. A. Kraus.
There will be an election of new
Woman's Research Club, regular
meeting, Monday, Dec. 2, 8:00 p.m.,
Alumnae Room of Michigan League.
Miss Esther Belcher will speak on
"Psychological Approaches to the
Dinner Meeting of the Michigan
Chapter of the American Association
of University Professors at 6:30 p.m.,
Thursday, Dec. 5, Michigan Union.
Professor LouisA. Strauss, chairman
of the Board in Control of Student
Publications, will be the speaker.
Non-members of the organization
are cordially invited.
Luncheon for Graduate Students
on Wednesday, Dec. 4, Russian Tea
Room of the Michigan League Build-
ing. Cafeteria service. Professor
John L. Brumm, of the Journalism
Department, will speak informally
on "The Delights of Tragedy."
Student Christian Association. The
cabinet meeting will be held Monday,
Dec. 2, 8 p.m., in the South Lounge
of Lane Hall. There will be no busi-
ness meeting, but an informal discus-
sion on "Why Is The SCA?" Profes-
sor R.D.T. Hollister, former presi-
dent of the SCA, will be present to
participate in the discussion.
Michigan Public Health Club: All
graduate students and nurses in the
department of Hygiene and Public
Health are invited to attend a very
important meeting of the club, Mon-
day, 8:00 p.m., the League.
Contemporary: Business meeting
Tuesday at 5 p.m., Student Publica-
Badminton for Women Students:
There will be open Badminton for
women students every Monday af-
ternoon, 4:15-5:30, beginning Dec.
2. Medical recheck for 1935-36 is
The Monday Evening Drama Sec-
tion will meet Monday evening, Dec.
2, at 7:45 p.m., at the home of Mrs.
Warren R. Good, 1508 Granger.
Junior A. A. U. W. Dietetics Group
will meet, 8 o'clock Wednesday eve-
ning, at Mrs. R. C. Schulte's, 2951
Tuesday Play Reading Section of
the Faculty Women's Club will meet
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2:15 p.m., Alumnae
Room, Michigan League.
Michigan Dames short business
meeting followed by games under the
direction of the athletic chairman,
Mrs. Joseph Gast, at the Michigan
League Tuesday evening, Dec. 3.
Prizes will be given and refreshments
will be served.
National Student League meets
Monday, 7:30 p.m., room 305, Michi-
AT THE MAJESTIC
"THANKS A MILLION"
A 20th Century production starring
Dick Powell, with Ann Dvorak, Fred
Allen, Patsy Kelly, Paul Whiteman and
his band, Rubinoff, and the Yacht
A political satire of the highest type
furnishes the background for Dick
Powell's singing, and romancing with
j Ann Dvorak, in "Thanks a Million,"
the latest of the Hollywood all-star
shows which differs from the others
in that it is more than a series of
And for once we thought Powell
contributed a very creditable bit of
acting in addition to his singing.
The probable cause lies in the story,
which is of the type best suited to the
musical-comedy approach of Dick -