THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRII AY, DECEMBER 6, 1935
PAGE FOUR FILWAY, DECEMBER 6, 1935
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
invitation of the consul and then, because the
consulate is comfortable, the food good, neglected
to move out again when the scare passed.
What really makes the British corresondents
chew their moustache tips is that the Americans
are beating them to the news and then informing
them that the consul is not at home when they
call. They were guilty of writing up a press con-
ference before it happened, the Britishers charge,
and then they gave the consul sleeping tablets
so that he could not appear.
"There were recriminations,' reports Harold
Denny, Times correspondent, "and fist-fights
were narrowly averted, which would have been the
-The Conning Tower
THREE MOUNTAIN SONNETS
UP AND ACROSS... The blind hand gropes
For any hold on treacheries of stone
Where loosened pebbles slip from
To drop -and strike - and drop - till
Precisely as a clock, how far the fall.
This is the foothold here, and there1
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hostilities the corresondents here
seen in Ethiopia."
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Well As Honor. .
IME WAS WHEN Michigan hon-
orary societies were just that -
honorary for the members of the group. After
initiation and election of officers was over many
of these groups dropped out of active existence
until time for another selection of members.
More recently these campus societies have been
performing more useful functions than the mere'
honoring of members. The leader, and in many'
ways the best example, in this transition to use-
fulness has been Senior Society, honorary society
for senior non-affiliated women. Last year they
were active in effecting the organization for inde-
pendent women. The Assembly, voice of non-
affiliated women on campus, was the result of
this effort. This year the Society has continued
its usefulness by offering a $50 scholarship for
sophomore women. It would seem that at least
one group has appreciated the fact that it is their
duty to foster scholastic achievement as well as to
It might be well for the multitude of campus
honor groups to heed this example of Senior So-
ciety, examine themselves, and see if they are
doing everything possible to justify their existence.
POOR, browbeaten Dictator Mus-
solini is beginning to look less and
less like a Caesar, and more and more like just
To add to the Duce's many burdens, Emperor
Haile Selassie has stated that his country "will
never give up a single foot of Ethiopia under any
kind of plan," And that other conquering lion,
Great Britain has decided that Mussolini is not in
a receptive mood for peace overtures.
It also appears that the fortunes of the Italian
forces in Ethiopia are not prospering too well.
There have been no reports of successful battles
or important gains, even though it is pretty gen-
erally known that almost all bulletins are given
out to correspondents by the Italian government.
Italian military officials appear very much
pained by the fact that the Ethiopians are well
armed, and blame this fact upon European na-
tions. Surely Mussolini did not expect powers
with wide interests in Ethiopia to stand by pas-
sively while he conducted his campaign of ex-
pansion. It appears that he has, as was widely
predicted, bitten off more than he can chew. The
Ethiopians are well protected from his tanks and
bombers by the rugged nature of their country,
and they are avoiding the main bodies of his army,
leading them on,tprobably into a trap which will1
prove disastrous to Mussolini's dreams of empire.
Mussolini has also discovered that he will need
oil to make the great Mediterranean an Italian
lake. His idol, Julius Caesar, never encountered
this difficulty, nor was he ever faced with the
problem of being cut off from all food supplies by
the nations of Europe.
Everyone but the Standard Oil Company of New
Jersey will be very pleased if Mussolini's plans
should fall through, and the prospects of their
doing so are becoming pleasingly bright.
T._ E 1 ? _.:..
In Addis Ababa, correspondents have taken up
knitting. The move is interpreted as a subtle slam
at Haile Selassie, whom they call "Uncle Charlie"
among themselves, who gives them news, as it
were, through rose-coloured glasses. Highest ex-
citement reigned in Addis Ababa on the day a;
correspondent for a mid-western American paper
was dealt a full house, it is reported.
We must be not too harsh in judging our foreign
press representatives. They must, after all, have]
As Others See It
This Greedy Middle West
(From The St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
[RITING of the admirable efforts the nations of;
the world, united under the aegis of the'
League of Nations, are making to stop the slaugh-
ter of Ethiopia, John M. Davidson, in last Sunday's
Post-Dispatch, fears that the United States' fail-1
ure to cooperate may have unfortunate results.'
He reminds the country feelingly of the lessons1
of the past and urges it not to stand apart and,
alone from a movement unique in history. There
is a stumbling block, however, which he recog-
nizes, namely, the greed and provincialism of the
Middle West. If the Middle West can rise above
its inherent limitations, all will be well.
Mr. Davidson puts it this way:
The answer (to the question whether or not
the American people can be aroused to the rea-
lization of the Euroupean situation) lies largely
in the hands of that great majority of our
people in the Middle West, who see and hear
less, and perhaps care less, about anything
but local issues; who would snatch a tem-
porary profit in war supplies-food, cotton,
oil, manufactures - at the expense of the1
Covenant-supporting nations, not realizingf
the harm they can do.
Perhaps it is not for this newspaper, a journal
set down in the blackest fastnesses of the afore-
said Middle West, to reply to Mr. Davidson. How
could we speak in other accents than those of
the greed and provincialism which surround us
here on the banks of the Mississippi? Untouched
by the healing fire of enlightenment, caring little
about the foaming currents of world affairs, what
we say is of little moment.
However, Mr. Davidson writes from Belfast, and
Belfast is a long way from the mud flats of the
Mississippi. It may be that he has missed some
facts about the Middle West which would encour-
age him to hope that it is not entirely beyond1
proper missionary influence. We are thinking,
perhaps a little irrelevantly, about a Middle West-
erner named Clarence Howard, who, on Dec. 31,
1914, declined to sell the Allies $2,000,000 worth'
of shrapnel. Mr. Howard said:
Why, our company would not accept orders
for 15 billion dollars worth of shrapnel. Would
it be a laudable thing to make these shells
and then send them away so that men mighta
kill one another with them? No, a thousand1
We have been thinking, too, of a Missouri
Senator, William Joel Stone, who dared to speak
and vote against the war in face of the incandes-
cent feeling of April, 1917. Of Robert M. La-
Follette, another Middle Westerner, who rose to
oppose the war in the hushed and hostile Sen-
ate chamber on the night of April 4, in the same
fateful year. Of Henry Ford, whose zeal for peace
caused him to finance the voyage of the Oscar
II-that naive, yet, in the retrospect of 20 years,
admirable effort to save human lives. But per-
haps the behavior of these men can be accounted
for by greed and provincialism.
There are a lot of farmers in the Middle West
who would like the chance of selling $2 wheat and
$1.50 corn; a lot of manufacturers who would like
to supply a warring Europe with the paraphernalia
of war. Europe is a long way off. What matters
a dead Ethiopian to a member of the Kiwanis Club
of Salina, Kan.? And what, we ask, from the
density of our Middle Western obtuseness, matters
the same dead Ethiopian to a Pittsburgh steel mas-
ter, a New York financier, a Maine potato grower,
a Connecticut hatter, a New Jersey oil magnate
or a shoe man from Boston? Or, is there a quick-
ened moral sense in the East that differentiates
these persons from our friend in Salina?
Mr. Davidson is speaking again :
It may be too much to expect the Middle
West, accustomed to think of its own local
interests and problems, to develop suddenly a
deeper sense of our moral obligations ....
Perhaps so. Yet does this not strike Mr. Da-
vidson as a rather odd fact? As the last session
of Congress was sweeping to a close, engulfed
in a flood of legislation, two men arose to de-
mand the passage of legislation to safeguard
American neutrality by preventing greedy man-
ufacturers from selling shrapnel and bullets and
other munitions to warring nations. It was, to
all appearances, a lost cause. Yet so persistent
were these two men, and so ablaze with their con-
victions, that Congress at the last moment passed
their bill. If it had not been for them, no such
law would be on the books today.
Where fingers are secure; and that is all, '
The ledge surmounted, and the smoother trackj
If I did not ascend until today,
It was not fear that chose the safer trail,
But too much longing for the difficult way 2
And too much hope that any hand may fail .. .
Now --I am sure no rock-slide will invite7
My following footsteps to the end of night. t
Never has Spring discovered this design7
Of frost upon the fern, and on the spruces ]
The delicate, the mathematic line;
Of ice-rectangles that the day-wind looses
To shatter on the stony trail . . . There was
Only the silent form, only the green]
Of moss and forest, and the yellowing grass ]
Where trees surrender to a sky too keen
For any leaf to endure. But in the dark, 1
Sudden across the peaks, the snow descended'
To pattern twisted branches, and to mark
The ridges with the sign of summer ended ...
Seeing the silver here, one would not know
That trees are colored like a flame, below.
Look down, look down! There is no upward way.]
Balanced on stone above the misted deeps,
Look down to the ravine, where sea and spray]
Are counterfeit in cloud. An instant sweeps
The surge to frosted foam along the rocks ...
Now the dark cliffs are terrible and clear1
Where no sky is; only their circle blocks
The nothingness above, from lands too near
The dangerous deep abysses of the air.
Look down - there are the safe, the pleasant
The smooth lakes sweetly forested; and there
The path winds down to houses and to peace.
Far beneath cloud the quiet valleys lie -
Ah, do not turn your head toward the sky.
On Monday the Saratoga County grand jury
indicted eighty-six persons in the Attorney Gen-
eral's investigation of racetrack tipster rack-'
eteering. Book purchasers interested hereby are
advised to read Damon Runyan's "Money From
Home," which might have been subtitled "It Did
The Broad Jump and Hiss Event
(From Traveling Light," by W. R. Burnett in
"There was a long silence, then Red gave a
jump and hissed:
If you didn't read Mr. Lewis Gannett's piece
about Kipling yesterday, get it before it is too
late. It was a fine piece, especially for those who
belittle Kipling as an outworn writer of prose
and a journalistic poet, whatever that term of
contempt may mean. "Kipling," said Mr. Gan-
nett, "is a part of us all. He may never quite
have grown up; neither has the human race."
MUSIC BY SULLIVAN
A MAIDEN FAIR TO SEE, WITH B. A. AND
M. A. degree, expert in typing, stenography, would
private secretary be. W 1293 N. Y. Times, Bronx.
A maiden fair to see,
Of magister degree
And of exalted station;
For whom big bosses sigh
And with each other vie
To give the gal dictation.
Casual Aversion No. 2
Throw the man to hungry sharks
Who explains everything in terms of Marx.
Our Mr. Richards Vidmer speaks of Knox
College, which, he says, was old Siwash to George
Ade." It was old Siwash to the late George Fitch.
Which reminds us of the Lush in Georg Ade's
"Doc Horne." Somebody confused Bryant with
Byron. "There are three or four poets alto-
gether," said the Lush. There are three or four
"They were all gathered around the table now.
Sam Rubens was still confident, but not dis-
posed to risk catastrophe. 'See you,' he decided.
'Four aces here.' 'I've got a run of those little
chaps all in one suit,' Fordham announced, ap-
parently scarcely able to speak for excitement.,
'One, two, three, four, five of spades. How's
that?' 'Straight flush,' Dassiter gasped. 'My God,
he wins!' "-From "Gangsters' Glory," by E. Phil-
Why, suh, if Col. Russell Crouse was in that
game and the pulled a deck like that, he'd draw
his shootin' iron, egad!
There are aozens 01 people I'd love to be rude to,
But I am so shy that I'd have to be stewed, to.
Columnists achieve comparatively nothing inso-
far as their readers are concerned. I have said
already the New Yorker is a mental blindspot in
the annals of civilization. It would be too much,
really too much, for him to do all the things
he has to do and think constructively also. The
By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. -The spec-
tacle of Senator Borah preparing
to launch his oratorical invasion of
Republican old guard strongholds in
the east under the auspices of Repre-
sentative Hamilton Fish of New York
is a fascinating one. It suggests that
the real explanation of the Fish cam-
paigning over the country the last
few months has been in search of a
'36 presidential nominee he could
support with some assurance that the
name of Fish might complete the
ticket. "Borah and Fish," no doubt,
looms to the New Yorker glamor-
Certainly, in the face of his public
declaration after a conference with
Mr. Borah that the Idahoan was the
best bet to rally eastern liberal as well
as a lot of Democratic support next
year rather puts Fish out of the first
place picture himself. It is his first
utterance having an implication that
his presidential boom might be ac-.
tually a vice presidential drive. Some
onlookers have suspected that-or
that Fish was looking perhaps to-
ward a nomination for governor next
THE most interesting thing Fish
had to say in that statement,
however, was his shot against a
"back room" manipulation of the Re-
publican presidential nomination.
"Any attempt to produce numer-
ous favorite sons and then permit a
handful of old guard politicians to
manipulate the situation in a back
room and produce a candidate backed
by big business will mean the over-
whelming election of a socialistic 'new
deal' administration," he said.
If it were not for the belief held
in some quarters that it is just that
possibility, rather than any urgent
desire to run himself, which is
prompting Senator Borah's present
'36 campaign activities, Washington
onlookers would be unanimous in set-
ting him down as a definite candi-
date. The doubters are not going to
be satisfied, even if Borah formally
permits his name tobe entered in the
Ohio primaries, where that is re-
quired, that he actually is gunning for
ECRETARY DAN ROPER has
picked up another convert to his
business-"new deal" rapprochment
methods. Major Berry of NRA has
The major's post-NRA conference
plans which caused such a stir as be-
ing possibly aimed at revival of the
Blue Eagle in constitutional form,
now has dwindled to a plan for a
permanent business and labor council
to help Uncle Sam keep the peace in
his industrial family. That, or some-
thing very like it, has been the Roper
notion all along, right back to pre-
NRA times. Mr. Roper may not have
included labor in his business ad-
visory set-up to keep a watchful eye
on NRA doings; but that no doubt
was because labor is Miss Perkins'
The newest Berry plan, to be ad-
vanced when his conference so much
boycotted by big business meets,
might serve to let the major out of
a difficult situation.
FRIDAY, DEC. 6, 1935
VOL. XLVI No. 561
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Pre-Medical Students: The Medical
Aptitude Test sponsored by the Amer-
ican Medical Association for all stu-
dents planning to enter a Medical
By ARNOLD S. DANIELS
An exhibition of 23 water-color
paintings by Prof. Jean Paul Slusser
of the department of drawing and
painting of the College of Architec-
ture has been placed on display in
Alumni Memorial Hall.
The paintings seem very clearly to
maik the stages of development in
Professor Slusser's skill and choice
of subject matter. His "House by
the Sea" is the least stereotyped of
his subjects, and exhibits the great-
est range of colors and tones. The
various bold shades of blue are com-
bined for a truly dramatic effect,
which is heightened by the use of
sombre shadows. This painting, the
most mature of the group shown, is
in strong contrast to "Springtime for
Henry," and others similar to it. In
these the colors are too weak, though
their softness adds a subtle charm
to the otherwise rather unimpressive
In "Gloucester Street," Professor
Slusser has used soft, musty greys
and other low colors to attain the
effect of ramshackle age. In this
picture, the perspectivegisefaulty, but
the general effect is, however, pleas-
ing. Somewhat in contrast to "Glou-
cester Street" is "Near Santa Fe."
Here the perspective is accurate, and
the effect of great distance is heigh-
tened by the use of blues and purples.
The intelligent use of shadows is no-
ticeable in this painting, as it is in
most of the others.
The outstanding example of the use
of shadows in the group is "The
Green Cottage." Professor Slusser
has here used many shades of green
to obtain a summery, pleasant effect
of warm sun and cool shadows. This
is the second of the two paintings
which seem to represent the more
advanced and matured stage in Pro-
fessor Slusser's art.
None of the other paintings is as
impressive as "House by the Sea"
and "The Green Cottage." The "Two
Trees," though graceful in form lack
color value, and are poorly balanced
within the frame. In "Petunias,"
Professor Slusser demonstrates his
ability at painting details. The re-
sult is pleasant, but in no way out
of the ordinary. And in "Petunias"
again the lack of color range is ob-
vious. This would seem to be the
greatest weakness in all of the paint-
The impression given by the en-
tire exhibit is that Professor Slusser
has matured greatly since his earlier
paintings, and has become capable in
the handling of colors and choice
of subject matter, and is capable of
impressive work, as in the case of
"House by the Sea," which in itself
would serve to make the exhibition
School by fall of 1936 will be given in
Natural Science Auditorium on Fri-
day, Dec. 6, at three o'clock. The test
s given only once a year. Bring your
igned receipts and be on time.
C. S. Yoakum.
To the Members of the University
Council: The next meeting of the
University Council will be held Mon-
day, Dec. 9, 4:15 p.m., Room 1009
Student Loans: There will be a
meeting of the Committee on Stu-
dent Loans on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2:00
p.m., Room 2, University Hall. Stu-
dents who have already filed appli-
cations with the Office of the Dean
of Students should call there for
an appointment with the Committee.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received announcements of
United States Civil Service Examina-
tions for Chief and Principal Engi-
neering Draftsmen, (for work on
ships), Optional Branches: Marine
Engines and Boilers, and Electrical
(Ship), salary, $2,300 to $2,600.
For further information call at 201
Mason Hall, office hours, 9:00 to 12:00
and 2:00 to 4:00.
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
"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: Friday, 1:00-2:30;
German 1, Section 1 at 8:00 will
have a bluebook on the first 10 les-
sons of Evans and Roseler on Satur-
day, Dec. 7.
Emil Ludwig Lecture: Tickets for
this lecture are now on sale at Wahr's
State Street Bookstore.
Events Of Today
Angell Hall Observatory will be
open to the public from 7:30 to 10:00
this evening to observe the moon.
Children must be accompanied by
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.
Contemporary: Those who contrib-
uted manuscripts for the first issue
should call for them between 4:30
and 5:30 p.m., Contemporary's office
in the Student Publications Building.
The Inter-Guild Party will be held
at Lane Hall, 8:30 p.m. The admis-
sion is twenty-five cents a person, and
the tickets can be procured from the
Guild presidents or at Lane Hall.
Roger Williams Guild: Meet at the
Guild House at 8:30 to go to the In-
terguild Party in a group.
Hillel Foundation: Traditional Ser-
vices will be held at the Foundation
at 7:45. Dr. Heller will speak on
"When Jew Met Greek," continuing
his fourth chapter in the series
"Dramatic Moments in the History of
Judaism." Services will be conducted
by Abe Goldman.
The Romance Journal Club will
meet Tuesday, Dec. 10, 4:15, Room
108, Romance Language Building.
Professor Hugo P. Thieme will talk
on "Some recent rare books" and Pro-
fessor Charles A. Knudson will read
a paper on "Ganelon's Anger." Grad-
uate students are cordially invited.
All members of the Band report at
Morris Hall at 11:46 Saturday. Drums
and bass horns are to be packed so
that they can be placed on top of
busses. All other men responsible for
their own instruments.' Uniforms
should be pressed.
Graduate Outing Club will meet at
Lane Hall Saturday, Dec. 7, at 3:00
p.m. 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 invit-
ed to attend.
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
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
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University. Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the President
until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
AT THE MICHIGAN
"3 KIDS AND A QUEEN"
There is little about this picture
that is out of the ordinary, with
the exception of some sparkling bits
of acting by May Robson, Henry
Armetta, and Frankie Darro. May,
as the wealthiest woman in the
world, creates a plausible reason for
her eccentricities when it is discov-
ered that she is starving for human
understanding and love.
Armetta plays the part of a barber
who has adopted all the homeless
kids in the neighborhood and is
trying to give them the best life
he can provide. One of these chil-
dren is Blackie (Frankie Darro) and
he proves himself to be an actor of
The story opens to find Queenie
(May Robson) getting a mental ex-
amination which her relatives have
instigated in the hope that she will
be found insane and her wealth come
to them. Shortly after, with her dog,
on which she spends millions of dol-
lars, she is thrown from her car-
riage as the horses run away and
picked up by the three kids. They
take her to their home, and Ar-
metta's, where she is cared for by
Blackie, Armetta, Charlotte Henry,
and Billy Burrud. And she likes
it so well that she refuses to leave
when she recovers, and the world
thinks that she has been kidnaped.
Added to this there is a real kid-
naping when some crooks find out
that she is at Armetta's: a bit of
heart interest between Blackie and
Charlotte; and a moral to the effect
that those with a great deal of money
Ten Years Ago
From The Daily Files
Of Nov. 27, 1925
A momentous deadlock in the foot-
ball schedule meeting of athletic di-
rectors of the Western Conferencej
was broken tonight when Michigan
agreed to play Minnesota twice in the
1926 football season, in order to in-
sure the required four Conference
games for Minnesota. Such a return
game arrangement has never before
been experienced in the Big Ten.
Oswald Garrison Villard, editor of
the Nation, has been secured by the
Round Table Club to speak in Na-
tural Science Auditorium on "Recent
Press Tendencies and Dangers."
Marking the 20th annual produc-
tion of Mimes, the ninth Union opera
to be staged by E. Mortimer Shuter,
and the culmination of the weeks
of extensive preparation, "Tambou-
rine" will make its debut at the
Deferred fraternity rushing, which
has been under consideration for
years and which a special sub-com-
mittee of the Interfraternity Council
has been investigating since Septem-
ber, will be brought before the Coun-
One out of every three, or only 35