THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1935
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NIGHT EDITOR: ELSIE A. PIERCE
SEVERAL YEARS of attending con-
certs at Hill Auditorium has
taught us that it is not the people who really
appreciate the music who are responsible for the
wild unrestrained and unlimited applause at the
end of each performance.
Why, after an artist has rendered a carefully,
planned program of significant numbers, an audi-
ence should clamor to hear a few musical trifles
out of keeping with the high standard of the
concert which do nothing but destroy the artistic
response of the audience, is not understandable
Why, after Rosa Ponselle had finished her pro-
gram of operatic and programmatic numbers, the
audience howled unappeased until she had ren-
dered "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia,' is equally
Our only conclusion is this: that it is not out
of any gratitude to the artist that these unending
applauders wax so enthusiastic, but rather from
an economic sense of more for one's money.
Of embarrassment to artists as well as unwise
patrons its the unconscionable habit some have of
applauding not only each number but each move-
ment, not only each movement, but sometimes
between movements. Such irresponsible apprecia-
tion reveals either a wild ecstatic response to
music or, more likely, an utter lack of understand-
ing of it. We must learn to wait for the end of
the number before we demonstrate that we really
do enjoy it.
Certain it is that those to whom the music
is meaningful look with abhorrence upon the
philistines who carry applause beyond its right-
ful function and embarrass the artist and them-
selves.: Lack of discrimination in applause renders
it meaningless and demonstrates their own poor
Trouble The Waters...
A FEW WEEKS AGO we thought
the closing of "Tobacco Road" in
Chicago was a new low in stage censorship, but
the nadir has been reached by the officials of St.
Olaf's College, Minneapolis, who have announced
that any student attending the play, "Anything
Goes," will be expelled.
This play, which is being presented in Minnea-
polis as part of a dramatic festival, was recently
chosen by dramatic critics as one of the best
musical comedies produced in America.
If the minds of St. Olaf's students will be
warped by attending a play as harmless as "Any-
thing Goes," they should be in an institution other
Letters published In this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
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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.
To the Editor:
In line with the recent comments in your edi-
torial columns in relation to modernistic art,
allow me to offer you these lines which appeared
on the editorial page of House & Garden:
Was Sheba the Queen, who made Solomon gape,
A collection of parallel lines?
Was Juliet just an elliptical shape
With a few geometrical signs?
Paint peonies green
And you'll see what I mean,
Paint eyes like an ostrich's eggs,
But is it the case
That the girls of our race
Have such very triangular legs?
As Others See It
(From the Seth Law Sap)
rTHE PRESS OF TIME has long since made it
imperative that the scholar cease trying to
become a scholar in the old sense of the world,
and specialize in some field. Hence in what fol-
lows, we shall not be proposing anything new, but
making a plea that this specialization begin earlier
in the student's education.
In the usual instance under the present system
the student does not start to specialize until he is
in professional school, or doing graduate work
for an advanced degree. There should be no
objection to this if the student really became
more roundly educated through all general study-
ing. But it is quite evident this is not the result.
What really happens in most cases is that the
student who intends to specialize later on, dabbles
in all subjects in his early education to satisfy
A test conducted at Princeton some time ago is
only another proof that non-specialization in
college education does not result in a broader
education in all fields. With the avowed purpose
of demonstrating the "inability" of most modern
scholars to answer comparatively simple ques-
tions outside their own fields," a questionaire of
forty-one questions pertaining to varied fields of
knowledge was distributed to members of the
Princeton chapter of the American Association of
University Professors. The report of the test said,
"Some of Princeton's most distinguished teachers
made lamentable scores."
If it is true, then a general education does not
result in a broad education for the person intend-
ing to specialize later on, an early program of
specialization could do no worse. But more than
that, we believe a properly organized college cur-
riculum patterned somewhat after the plan we
suggest, will insure not only earlier and more
thorough specialization, but also more interesting
Under the proposed plan every college stu-
dent, no matter what his future field, will take
the same courses in the first year. All of these
courses, about eight in number, will be the survey
type patterned after the successful Contemporary
Civilization courses given here. Two more may
deal with histories of the social sciences. Others
will be histories of philosophy, music, mathe-
matics, art, etc.
After this year, the remaining curriculum for
the net three years would be divided into the
broad spheres of Physical Science and Social
Science. The future lawyers and journalists
will register for the Social Science program, and
the future physicians and science instructors
will follow the Physical Science program. Each
will have had in his first year a survey and his-
tory of the courses he is now to study in detail,'
and in addition, a systematic, simplified knowledge
of the other fields of study.
This plan accepts the inevitability of specializa-
tion and makes full use of it. The result is not
only a better organized plan of study in line with
this idea, but also a fuller, more interesting gen-
eral instruction than the present system of jump-
ing in and out of different fields for point credit.
Instead of suffering a year of detailed work in
physical science, the student with no special in-
terest or talent for this study, will have instead
a history of the principles and methods of physical
science. Under the latter plan the student who
is not going to major in physical science would be
more likely to continue to have an interest in
physical science after his formal education, than
The Conning Tower
A Review in Reverses
I don't like faust nor marcel proust
I can't get lost in robert frost
I'd give no palms to bach or brahms
And I'd never tarry with james m barrie
I want no spiel by gene o'neill
Nor a lackaday by edna millay
I think it hell seeing katharine cornell
I can't exhibit love for lawrence tibbett
I don't think pons is worth her weight in bronze
I couldn't stand bergner once I'd hergner
And I'd rather hear a hen than legallienne
I feel like king leer when I read shakespeare
I've never read worse than tony adverse
I'd rather see harry more than mr john
And I'd like to make a facey at "obsean
I most detest invitations by mae west
I find life great with a dinner not at eight
I'd never be party to an opera a la carte
And by now you should surmise that my
pleasure's telling lies.
*Swiped from a critic.
It is said that the Republicans base their hopes
of 1936 on the notion that any change would
be an improvement. This is one of the emo-
tions that causes hopeless and unemployed per-
sons to become communists; they feel that
nothing could be worse than the capitalistic sys-
tem. This is the emotion that makes fascists of
others, who feel that what they call diffusion of
authority should be done away with. Then there
is the biggest party of all - the anesthetic party,
whose many, many members don't feel much of
Another variety of hot ice has been discovered,
bringing the hots to two. Well:
Some like it hot;
Some like it cold;
I like it in the shaker
One minute old.
Emelyne Detwiler tells about the eight-year-
old poetess who sent an offering to Nelson Dou-
bleday, the publisher. Ancient minnesingers have
done worse and achieved immortality. Here it
is: "Yesterday you were a beautiful thing run-
ning across the road, little white hen. But that
was then."- O. O.Mcdntyre in the Providence
Maybe Emelyne meant the ten-year-old June
Knapp, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., who sent the
poem to The Conning Tower, which printed it.
Mr. Charles D. Stewart, of Hartford, Wis.,
declined to accept an honorary appointment as
consultant on a project to make work for unem-
ployed writers. "Utterly foolish," he called it.
"The question," he said, "is who is a writer and
who is not?" We believe that there are many
professional writers in this country who once
made a decent living who find it impossible
to sell anything now. We know that nothing is
more depleting to the morale of a once-success-
ful writer than suddenly to find his stuff unsal-
able. He thinks that he is slipping; and whether
he is or not, before long he has writers' paraly-
sis. But there are may be many so-called unem-
pleyed writers who at their high points never
were any good, either as writers or as vendors
of their writings.
Mr. Stewart's essays appear here and there,
and are good. But what most of us remember
him for was his delightful "The Fugitive Black-
If the Washington Newspaper Guild refused
to admit General Hugh Johnson to membership
solely on the ground that he is not primarily
a newspaper man, that is a tenable psition,
though it is our feeling that he has had enough
of his own suff in newspapers to qualify. But
if the Guild rejected him because he has gone
on record, in his non-newspaper days, as opposed
to the Guild, we feel that that is unfair. The
Guild should be able to convince the General
that he was wrong. Many of the Guild's mem-
bers do not agree with all of its policies; but the
principle of it is sound; and in a year, or two
years, newspaper writing, and conditions for
newspaper writers, editors, and publishers will
be better because of the Guild's existence.
WINTER COMES EARLY
SUMMER'S a legend, autumn warm lies dead;
Children wear leggins; my mare, her unclipped
Dull browns and greys succeed to green and red,
And birds fly south, and storms impose their blur,
I make a jest of all I hate the most,
The cold, the snow, the cruelty of ice,
Prop up my courage with the fustian boast
That what has hurt me once shan't hurt me twice;
Say I prefer the nakedness of trees
To lavish robes which hide their lines in June,
Pretend to scorn springs warm, melodious ease
For winter's dissonant and jangled tune,
And grind my teeth for untold days, and bear
Both winter's cold and thine indifference, dear.
According to the magazine Science, twenty-
four stutterers have been helped, if not cured,
by moving on all fours. We hope it is effective,
and that stuttering vanishes. For then it will
automatically disappear from fiction. It is con-
servatively estimated that if Thomas Wolfe had
made that character -no offense, we forget
his name -in "Of Time and the River" a non-
stutterer, that giant volume would have been
about thirty pages shorter.
By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 - Unless
American naval opinion has un-
dergone quite an improbable change
as to the relative value of big battle-
ships, there is one circumstance in
connection with the London confer-
ence that British and Japanese ex-
perts at London cannot well afford to
overlook. That is the size, power andI
speed of the last American battle-
ships designed, the group authorized
before this country entered the World
War but never even laid down due to
the naval limitations treaty.
Those ships were to have been some-
thing like 10,000 tones heavier than
any battlecraft afloat today, to have
carried 16-inch main batteries of a
dozen guns each. They were designed
for a higher speed than any previous
* *4 *
W HEN the Washington treaty was
negotiated, halting their construc-
tion in the blueprint stage, the origi-
nal plans were undergoing frequent
revision to embody the naval lessons
of the World War. The size of the
proposed ships gave naval designers
room for evolving protection against
both under-sea and air attack not
adaptable to lesser vessels. Since then,
under the tonnage limitations of the
Washington and London treaties,
naval engineering has made great
strides in weight-saving devices.
The point that the other major
naval powers must remember during
the London conferences is that Amer-
ican trend toward bigger warships
with only the capacity of the locks
of the Panama canal to check it, was
still at work the last time the naval
powers exchanged views. Then it
applied to cruisers. If treaty limita-
tions on the size of battleships now
are to be scrapped completely, the
same old A;nerican theory of ships
big enough to be self-contained, inde-
pendent of refueling bases for thou-
sands of miles of cruising, still is like-
ly to apply.
WHEN the British launched the
Dreadnaught, first all-big-gun
battleship which gave her name to
all subsequent line-of-battle capital
craft as a class, every existing bat-
tleship in any navy was at once made
obsolete. They became "predread-
naughts" and all now have vanished
from the seas. Various classes of
Aviation evolution has added an-
other factor to urge the large capital
craft. A 45,000-ton battleship would
become virtually an airplane carrier.
The significance of all this as bear-
ing on the London conference is
that other powers faced by the un-
doubted economic ability of the
United States to remake her battle
fleet on such lines, will be under pres-
sure to strive for continuation at least
of battleship and gun-size limitations.
,That may be a powerful card in the
hands of the American delegates.
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.
THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 1935
VOL. XLVI No. 55
Faculty Bibliography: The blanks
sent to the members of the Faculty
some time ago for recording publi-
cations for the last two years, are
now due and should be returned to
the Graduate School office as soon as
possible. All blanks should be re-
turned whether or not there is any-
thing to report. C. S. Yoakum.
Campus Parking Permits: Campus
Parking Permit plates for 1936 are
now ready for distribution and can
be obtained at the Information Desk
in the Business Office.
Please remember to have in mind
your 1936 license number, manufac-
turer's name, and style, i.e., coupe,
Herbert G. Watkins, Assistant
To the Members of the University
Council: The next meeting of the
University Council will be held Mon-
day, December 9, 4:15 p.m., Room
Pre-Medical Students: The Medical
Aptitude Test sponsored by the Amer-
icansMedical Association for all stu-
dents planning to enter a Medical
School by fall of 1936 will be given in
Natural Sience Auditorium on Fri-
day, December 6, at three o'clock. The
test is given only once a year. Bring
your signed receipts and be on time.
C. S. Yoakum.
There will be a meeting of Dr.
Blakeman's class in "Religion and
Social Change" at the Hillel Founda-
tion tonight at 8 p.m. All students
are invited to attend.
Irving L. Sperling, '36.
Seniors, College of Literature,
Science and the Arts; College of
Architecture; School of Education;
School of Forestry and Conservation;
and School of Music: The tentative
lists of February and June graduates
are now posted on the bulletin board
in Room 4 U. H. Please examine these
lists and report to the Counter Clerk
any omissions or any misspelling of
Sophomore, Junior and Senior En-
gineers: Mid-semester reports for
grades below C are now on file and
open to inspection in the office of
the Assistant Dean, Room 259 West
Contemporary: All those interested
in contributing manuscripts for the
second issue of Contemporary should
leave them in the English office as
soon as possible.
"Maedchen in Uniform" will be
presented by the Art Cinema League
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7 in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre at 8:15.
All dialogue is synchronised with
Modern Dance Club Rehearsals:
Week of Dec. 1: Thursday, 7:15; Fri-
day, 1:00-2:30; Saturday, 10:00-
Geology 11: There will be a blue-
book Friday at 9:00. Please go to
the same rooms as before.
Graduate Students in Education:
Professor Thomas H. Briggs of Co-
lumbia University will give a lecture
on the issues confronted by Secon-
dary Education, Thursday, Dec. 5, at
2:30 in the Auditorium of the Uni-
versity High School. This lecture,
sponsored by the Schoolhof Educa-
tion and the Ann Arbor Public
Schools, is primarily for the staff of
the public high schools of the city,
but graduate students in Education
are invited to attend.
Public Lecture: "Islamic Textiles
of the Middle Ages" by Adele C. Weib-
el, Curator of Textiles, Detroit Insti-
tute of Arts. Sponsored by the Re-
search Seminary in Islamic Art. Mon-
day, December 9, 4:15 in Room D,
Alumni Memorial Hall. Admission
Events Of Today
Observatory Journal Club meets at
4:15 p.m. in the Observatory Lec-
ture Room. Professor Norman An-
ning, of the Department of Mathe-
matics, will speak on "A Spiral Or-
| bit." Tea will be served at 4 o'clock.
i Zoology Seminar: Mr. George A.
Ammann will speak on "The Life
History of the Yellowheaded Black-
bird," 7:30 p.m., Room 2116 N.S.
A.I.E.E. Meeting at 7:30, Room 248
West Eng. Bldg. The program will
consist of two student talks. "Syn-
chronous Condenser" by Davey, and
"Metal Vacuum Tubes" by Evans.
Dinner Meeting of the Michigan
Chapter of the American Association
talk on "Die Aerztliche Tracht in Kul-
turgeschichtlicher Bedeutung." Ev-
eryone interested is invited to attend.
Contemporary. Those who con-
tributed manuscripts for the first is-
sue should call for them between 4:30
and 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday
at Contemporary's office in the Stu-
dent Publications Building.
Tea for graduate students in Math-
ematics, 4 p.m., 3201 A.H.
The Bocational Guidance Group
will meet with Miss Muxen at 7:15
p.m., Room 205 Mason Hall.
Hillel Foundation: Dr. Blakeman
will conduct his class on "Religious
and Social Change" at the Founda-
tion at 8:00 p.m.
Open House and Hillel Tea spon-
sored by Pi Lambda Phi, from 4 to
6 this afternoon.
The Ann Arbor District Nurses As-
sociation will meet at St. Joseph's
Mercy Hospital Auditorium at 8:00
p.m. All registered graduate nurses
are invited to attend.
Michigan Dames Art group meets
this evening, at eight o'clock, Michi-
gan League. The work of Cezanne
and Van Gogh will be discussed. All
Dames are cordially invited.
The Metropolitan Club, an organi-
zation for students of Greater New
York City and Northern New Jersey
announces a meeting tonight at 7:30
p.m., Michigan League. Room num-
ber posted on the bulletin board in
the lobby. All members and those
interested are urged to attend. Men
and women invited.
Angell Hall Observatory
open to the public from 7:30
Friday evening, Dec. 6, to
the moon. Children must
companied by adults.
rTH SECRETARY of Interior Ickes,
V announcement that the United
States will not include oil in its list of embargo
products coming simultaneously with an as yet
unconfirmed report that Standard Oil has been
granted a "spectacularly ironclad monopoly to
furnish oil for Italy's civilian and military pur-
poses for the next 30 years," we wonder if our
glorious old "dollar diplomacy" isn't arising with
as impudent an attitude to public opinion as any
national policy could have.
With European nations making an effort to
prevent war and desperately needing the support
of the United States, it would seem from all indi-
cations that Americans wish to give it to them.
Perhaps we do not want to join the League of
Nations, but we do want to prevent war.
In the face of this public opinion Secretary
Ickes dares to make this announcement. Perhaps
our State Department fears Italy? It is much
more likely that they fear the pil industry with
its wealth which goes good in any campaign.
The news dispatch that carried the announce-
ment of Standard Oil's monopoly also carried a
denial of the company's president. There would
be little direct shipping to Italy, the report said,
but the bulk of the trade would be accomplished
through nations such as Austria and Hungary,
nnn 1-a.nrflnnic'fnniiVntrijS whn a ~'4-1friendl~ly to
By ARNOLD S. DANIELS
The current exhibit of batiks and
block printed textiles in the College
of Architecture admirably demon-
strates the fine results which can
be obtained when students are given
an opportunity to put their theory
into practice. The advanced decora-
tive design classes have received
training in special techniques to
bring brain and hand into coordina-
tion for the production of completed
works of applied art. The well-
chosen textiles on display are the re-
sult of such training.
The batik method of decorating
textiles is an extremely difficult one,
consisting primarily of the successive
dyeing of cloth, and of creating a
design by protecting parts of each
color after it has been applied with
hot melted beeswax, the latter being
removed with a solvent after the
work has been completed. Much
practice in the use of dyes must be
had before the artist can successful
interpret the design which he_ has
created in his mind. Applying the
hot wax offers additional difficulties
which have been brought under con-
trol by the student-craftsmen whose
work is on display.
All of the batiks, which have been
done on silk, show the special ef-
fects due to the cracking and break-
ing down of the protective wax dur-
ing the dyeing processes, and each
of the works is stamped clearly with
the individuality of the artist who
created it. The designs vary from
elaborate, patterned square scarves
in a few rich colors to the much more
complicated pictorial wall hangings
of varying sizes, some of them closely
resembling old tapestries. All of
the batiks were done in classes under
the direction of Professor Gores.
The block prints, done on coarsely
textured stuffs, while simpler in
method and color than the batiks,
are stunning and dramatic in pat-
Delta Epsilon Pi meeting at the
Michigan Union at 8 p.m., sharp. Im-
portant meeting. Delegates for the
National Convention will be chosen.
All members are urged to be prompt.
Rifle Marksmanship: Any girl in-
terested in rifle shooting. should re-
port for instruction at the range in
the Women's Athletic Building on
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or
Thursday between four and six
Graduate Outing Club will meet at
Lane Hall Saturday, Dec. 7, at 3:00
. . to go to the Wolverine Day
Camp. Supper will be served for ap-"
proximately 35 cents. There will be
games in the afternoon and a pro-
gram indoors in the evening. All
graduate students are cordially in-
vited to attend.
The Inter-Guild Party will be held
at Lane Hall, 8:30 p.m., Friday, Dec.
6. The admission is twenty five
cents a person, and the tickets can
be procured from the Guild presi-
dents or at Lane Hall.
O'Roke's Pet Deer
If "Brownie" were released today
-and he could be, because the deer
hunting season ended Saturday-
it's a good bet that he would quickly
find as fine a place to live in Wash-
tenaw County as any deer could.
It was only a month ago that
"Brownie," a fawn with a dark brown
coat, escaped with his cohort "Pale-
face" and found one of the two or
three places in this county where
deer can live happily. And then an
accidental fire spoiled the new-found
freedom and happiness of "Brownie"
A year and a half ago these two
fawns were romping about the Uni-
versity's George Reserve near Pink-
ney when they were captured by
Prof. E. C. O'Roke of the forestry
department. Affording an excellent
opportunity for an experiment, Mr.
O'Roke transported the fawn to the
farm of Ben Stein, three miles west
of Ann Arbor, to see if they would
adapt themselves to new living con-
There was plenty of food there-
abouts and everything ran smoothly
for a long time. But last month
"Brownie" and "Paleface"sall of a
sudden disappeared. Alarm was
sounded, but search proved unsuc-
Finally on the first day of last
month, farmers about Manchester
united to stop a swamp fire in that
territory from spreading. A deer
came running out, and "Brownie" was
again captured. "Paleface" has not
been found yet.
Although the deer hunting season
is never open in this part of Michi-
gan - probably because there aren't
any deer -it was decided to keep
"Brownie" in George Jacob's barn,
two miles north of Manchester, to
guard against poachers.