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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, DECEMBER K, 1935
PAGE FOUR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1935
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BOARD OF EDITORS
MANAGING EDITOR ..............THOMAS H. KLEENE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR...............JOHN J. FLAHERTY
ASSOCIATE EDITOR .............. THOMAS E. GROEHN
Dorothy S. Gies Josephine T. McLean William R. Reed
Publication Department: Thomas H. Kleene, Chairman;
Clinton B. Conger, Richard G. Hershey, Ralph W.
Hurd, Fred Warner Neal, Bernard Weissman.
Reportorial Department: Thomas E. Groehn, Chairman;
Elisie A. Pierce, Guy M. Whipple, Jr.
Editorial Department: John J. Flaherty, Chairman; Robert
A. Cummins, Marshall D. Shulman.
Sports Department: William R. Reed, Chairman; George
Andros, Fred Buesser, Fred DeLano, Raymond Good-
Women's Department: Josephine T. McLean, Chairman;
Dorothy Briscoe, Josephine M. Cavanagh, Florence H.
Davies,Marion T. Holden, Charlotte D. Rueger, Jewel W.
but the number is being reduced daily. And in
this regard, it is significant that the business
spurt reported by Dunn & Bradstreet is absorbing
many men. Federal public works projects are
going forward rapidly, and Mr. Hopkins himself
said here recently that by December he hoped to
"substantially relieve" the unemployment situation
here. If the claims of the administration are valid,
the public works program will ring the final
knell of the depression.,
It is also significant that as business becomes
better, the opposition of business men to the New
Deal increases. Certainly it would greatly aid
recovery if the New Deal would drop its "attacks"
But on the other hand, the New Deal program
has as its objective the cleaning up of some of the
more unsavory aspects of our economic system,
and as such it should proceed in its task uncom-
promisingly. We do not think it should stop com-
pletely and allow recovery before forcing reform,
but neither do we feel that it should seek reform
in a manner which jeopardizes recovery.
It is not a dilemma, and the solution lies in a
better and more efficient administration of the
program we call the New Deal.
BUSINESS MANAGER ..........GEORGE H. ATHERTON
CREDIT MANAGER .............JOSEPH A. ROTHBARD
WOMEN'S BUSINESS MANAGER ....MARGARET COWIE
WOMEN'S SERVICE MANAGER ...ELIZABETH SIMONDS
Local Advertising, William Barndt; Service Department,
Willis Tomlinson; Contracts, Stanley Joffe; Accounts,
Edward Wohlgemuth; Circulation and National Adver-
tising, John Park; Classified Advertising and Publica-
tions, Lyman Bittman.
NIGHT EDITOR: RICHARD G. HERSHEY
Take Liquor Control
Out Of Politics ...
THE STATE Liquor Control Com-
mission since repeal has handled
the liquor situation in Michigan in a way that has
satisfied practically no one. This is as true of
the Democratic as of the Republican adminis-
There have been many justifiable complaints
against the commission's confused policies of ad-
ministration, and more serious charges concern-
ing particular acts of the commission.
Certainly the liquor problem is not one that
is insuperable. The administration of a thing
like this will always find disfavor among indi-
viduals, it is true, yet it is silly to believe that
an intelligent and professional handling of the
problem will not be recognized and appreciated
by the great majority.
But this intelligent and professional administra-
tion will come only when liquor distribution is
taken out of the hands of politicians. In none
of our governmental departments is the need of a
non-partisan, expert force under civil service reg-
ulations so apparent as in the state liquor adminis-
Fame Won't Do...
FAMOUS in his way, the creator of
Mickey Mouse knows the limita-
tions of celebrity.
Thirty-four years old this week, Walt Disney
"Many young people ask me how it feels to be
a celebrity. All I can say is that it is a fine thing
when it helps to get choice reservations for a
football game. It doesn't feel so good when an
autograph enthusiast picks you out of a crowd.
Most of the time, I imagine, celebrated people
just don't go around feeling that they are celeb-
rities. As far as I can remember, whatever celeb-
rity I have, has never helped me make a good
picture, or a good shot in a polo game, or command
the obedience of my daughter, or impress my
Despite a sudden rise to fame, on the crest of a
wave of popularity in which Mickey Mouse became
the best known ambassador of America in foreign
lands and a popular favorite of children and adults
alike in this country, Disney has no misconcep-
tions about the power of such widespread recog-
Public greatness is fickle and transient; a man's
own greatness endures after changes of taste,
modes and fashions. America's great men are not
to be found on our front pages. Note well those
words: "whatever celebrity I have has never helped
me make a good picture."
We Are Outu
Of The Woods ...
B USINESS IS ENTERING the final
month of 1935 in a fresh burst
of activity, Dunn & Bradstreet's weekly review said
In itself the report means little or nothing.
Always as the holiday period begins, business im-
proves. But the review goes further to compare
the present spurt with that of December 1934.
Wholesale orders "bulked larger by 20 to 25 per
cent" than a year ago," the review declared, and it
gave retail trade at a 5 to 15 per cent increase.
That statement is significant. It is a definite
Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous contributions will be disregarded.
The names of communicants will, however, be regarded
as confidential upon request. Contributors are asked
to be brief, the editors reserving the right to condense
all letters of over 300 words and to accept or reject
letters upon the criteria of general editorial importance
and interest to the campus.
Oil And War
To the Editor:
To those Americans who are really sincere
in their view that the United States should keep
out of the present European difficulties, the an-
nouncement of Secretary of Interior Ickes that the
United States will not include oil in its list of em-
bargo products should be a real encouragement.
This fact should prove to The Daily editorial
writer that the United States is neutral in its atti-
tude. And rather than upbraid Secretary Ickes
or the present policy, I can see definite advantages
in such a stand.
As far as can be seen, the only nations intrin-
sically interested in stopping Italy's warfare are
England and France, and especially England. If
the United States would have said that she would
have included oil in her list of embargo products
it would definitely have placed her in accord with
England, and that, most certainly, is not the act of
a disentangled nation.
The danger of a World war has come since
England became actively antagonistic towards
Italy's Ethiopian activity. We would indeed be
dull if we could not see that it is against Britain's
interest for Italy to succeed in her present efforts.
It is a bit difficult then to understand the state-
ment, "European nations making an effort to pre-
vent war,' when the threatened "Oil Embargo"
initiated by England has been the closest thing to
bringing about a World war. Of course, even
Italy admits that such an oil embargo would neces-
sitate a cessation of activities in Ethiopia, but it
would be no guarantee of a prevention of war
against England and France in order to proceed
with these - activities. Certainly the latter means
a greater war and a greater evil.
This so-called "support of the United States" in
joining such an oil embargo would mean two
things: an understood sympathy or alliance with
Britain and France, and most assuredly an hos-
tile and antagonistic attitude on the part of Italy
The writer admitted that "any effort to sell Italy
oil - should meet with American boycott, not as a
nation," but he goes further in stating that we
should boycott as individuals, which seems that
he is saying the same thing twice seeing as how
we are American individuals.
Everyone knows The Standard Oil Company is a
selfish capitalistic concern which would sell to
anybody to make money. It seems a late date to
try to curb or change this policy. It also seems
a late date to notice the "glorious old Dollar Dilo-
macy of our country." It always has been here.
The present European situation has just brought
it to light once more is all.
But the important thing is for Europe to "clean
its own back yard," and for the United States to
stay clear of the resent entanglement. Contrary
to the belief expressed in the editorial, the Euro-
pean nations do not need the support of the United
States because, upon close observation, any fair
person can see that every European nation is a
selfish nation and that their needs are selfish
needs. It seems a bit hard to be reconciled to
Britain's bitterness toward Italy's policy of con-
quest when every student of history knows that she
amassed her own empire in just such a manner.
Too many times has the United States been ex-
pected to pull the "chestnuts out of the fire." If
France and England or any other European nation
insists upon placing themselves in an inextricable
position, they will have to learn the lesson of pull-
ing themselves out by their own bootstraps!
-Miss Olympia La Marca.
As Others See It
Significant News Bits
(From the Columbia Missourian);
DESPITE INDICATIONS that only one cent of
every $42 will be collected, the federal govern-
ment prepares to inform debtor nations that a
total of $965,414,177.54 falls due the middle of next]
France finds the franc facing devaluation as'
gold flows out of the Bank of France and intoI
foreign vaults. Financiers claim the franc is still
The Conning Tower
Excursions on the Rim of a Cipher
Sober, I find
The world a slow place;
Drunk, that liquor
Gets me no place.
When you're away,
I'm less than gay;
When you are near,
I'm equally drear.
The world would be
An O.K. place,
But for most
Of the human race.
The child whose genius
A parent will own up,
An average grown-up.
For words Father Coughlin
Is never at a loss.
(His stuff strikes me
The world still cherishes;
I add my bit
To the verse that perishes.
Queen Elena -of Italy, for the benefit of the
compiler of Hitherto Secret Things - has chucked
in her wedding ring as a contribution to the gold
fund. It is twenty years or so since Mr. Archie
Coate's prophetic song appeared in The Con-
ning Tower: "He Sold His Mother's Wedding
Ring to Buy a Ukelele."
If the Mdivani boys would give their wedding
rings to some cause, that contribution might run
"I regret," said Italy's monogamous King, "that
I have but one wedding ring to give my country."
IT GOES LIKE THIS
Sir: No banker ever told Mr. Roosevelt that
America could stand a debt of fifty billions.
Even if a banker did say that, he was just a
teeny weeny little banker.
And even if a little cross roads banker did say
that, he did not mean it.
Even if he did mean it, he meant it back there
when America was still in the hands of Americans.
And even then, he did not expect ever to be
Finally, even a banker could have been shell-
shocked in '32 and '33, but things are different
now F.A.S. Jr.
If the Tammany atmosphere is wanted in that
civic anthem the city should go to the author -
is it Benjamin Hapgood Burt -of "When We
Ran With the Old Machine."
CASUAL AVERSION NO. 3
Bounce a brick off the oafish bean
Of the ouphe who toots when the light turns
green. JUNIUS COOPER
This is a big country, its soft heart reaching
from the rock-bound coast of Maine to the klieg-
lighted studios of California. It will read col-
umns of political dope, and skip all the stories
about the Morro Castle trial.
FROM COL. RUSSEL ("POKER-NOSE")
Suh: I am glad, suh, to see due tribute paid to
my alertness on the draw. Who is this E. Philips
Oppenheim? Has he ever heard of the night
Honeychile Bamberger, a little bit of ole Phila-
delphia white trash, drew four slices of rye bread
to a kicker and caught a salami sandwich on
white with mustard? If I recall the occasion cor-
rectly, I shot it right out of his hands into the
bread line, suh.
COL. RUSSEL CROUSE, of the Kentucky,
Georgia, and some parts of Mississippi Crouses.
Miss Jehanne de Marea, senior in the Julia
Richman High School, has written a poem -
"Love" -that is included in "Anthology of Con-
temporary American Women Poets." In yester-
day's World-Telegram Mr. William Engle inter-
viewed her. She is wise for seventeen when she
says about free verse, "I think you ought to
know all there is to know about form before you
try to put feeling into free verse." She has her
predilections and her contempts. She is no Kip-
ling fan, but when she says "Those Princeton
seniors calling 'If' the greatest poem in the Eng-
lish language," we object. They didn't; the fresh-
men, and now and then the seniors, vote "If"
their favorite poem, but they usually go Keats
and Shelley when they are voting for the greatest
poem in the language. The interviewer didn't
ask -or Miss de Mare didn't say - what her
favorite poem was nor her selection for the
greatest poem in the English language. For her
sake we hope that she has none.
By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. -Back in
the depression dark ages-only a
year ago, to be precise, when New
Dealers from the President down
were avoiding carefully recovery
claims and predictions - a voice
arose out in the midlands loudly pro-
"I suggest that not later than
(next) June or July should be the
commencement of the year of full
business prosperity in the country."
Thus General "Hell 'n Maria"
Dawes spoke on Dec. 12, 1934. Against
the immediate uproar of protest by
professional economists against the
Dawes "recovery formula" upon
which his predictionwasbaseduthe
general stoutly clung to it. And if
ever a man had an opportunity to
do a bit of "I-told-you-so" gloating
the general is that man as he con-
templates recovery headlines in the
press just a year later.
* * *
ENERAL DAWES did not claim
i to be the seventh son of a sev-
enth son or that he was otherwise
specially gifted for prophecy. He
had observed, he said, that in the
previous great depression and in 1873
and 1893, it had taken just five years
and seven months for "mass confi-
dence" to replace "mass, fear." Us-
ing the heavy durable goods market
index as his guide, he set the June
or July date for the start of the up-
ward trend. It was just a question of
superimposing charts of previous de-
pressions upon the present situation,
The college economists scoffed at
the Dawes prophecy. Some "anti-
New Deal groups wondered what was
the matter with Dawes. They saw
New Deal propaganda value in what
Senator Thomas, Utah Democrat,
a college economist in private life,
saw another angle to it. By Sep-
tember, with Dawes repeating his
thesis as an accomplished fact, Tho-
mas had to admit that the general's
dates had proved good but insisted
that his prediction "is based on a
The Dawes formula was nothing
more to the professorial senator than
'a new and attractive way of saying:
'Let nature take its course, time solves
THE VALUE the Dawes remarks of
a year ago might now have for
political campaigning purposes crops
up in this Thomas estimate of them.
The Republican contention, as voiced
by such party spokesmen as Repub-
lican Chairman Fletcher to say nioth-
ing of Herbert Hoover, Ogden Mills
et al., is that recovery is coming de-
spite, and not because of New Deal
expenditures. They cannot well point
to the Dawes formula to show that
vast governmental expenditures had
delayed it; but neither can the Demo-
crats claim they expedited theup-
The thing still is strictly on the
Dawes schedule. The '36 campaign
outline suggested in President Roose-
velt's Atlanta speech invites Repub-
lican appeal to the Dawes formula to
show that administration "emer-
gency" measures merely piled up na-
tional 4debt needlessly; that time
would have done the job anyhow.
AT THE MAJESTIC
"THE MELODY LINGERS ON"
Featuring a splendid cast, excellent
direction, and a good story, "The
Melody Lingers On" is one of the
better pictures of the season. Jose-
phine Hutchinson is easily the stand-
out of the picture ,duplicating the re-
markable performance which we still
remember in "Oil For The Lamps Of
China." Her part in this picture re-
quires a great deal of ability and in-
terpretative power, and we doubt if
there are many who could have done
George Houston is good though not
exceptional in his part, which is really
not big enough to give one a proper
impression of him. John Halliday
gives the steady performance that is
typical of him.
The story is laid in Italy in the days
of the World War and at the begin-
ning finds Anne Prescott (Josephine
Hutchinson), an American, studying
piano. She meets Houston, an Ital-
ian captain who is an opera singer,
while he is on leave and they fall in
love. Marriage is prevented because
of lack of time, and Houston goes
back, where he is killed. Anne leaves
her baby in a convent and after trying
to steal him back a year later she goes
away and becomes a renowned pian-
ist. Years later she traces her son,
Guido, and finds that he has been
adopted by a wealthy Italian couple
who want him to go into the diplo-
Anne nersuades them to allow him
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"Polijola's Daughter," Symphonic
Fantasia, Op. 49, Sibelius.
"La Balse," Choregraphic Poem,
"Ein Heldenleben," Tone Poem, Op.
The Hero's Adversaries
The Hero's Companion
The Hero's Battlefield
The Hero's Mission of Peace
The Hero's Escape from the World
Events Of Today
Stalker Hall: Class on "The Social
Responsibility of a Christian" led by
Prof. Lowell J. Carr, at 12 o'clock
noon. Wesleyan Guild meeting at 6
p.m. Sunday. Prof. Bennett Weaver
will speak on "Literature." Fellow-
ship Hour at 7 p.m. All Methodist
students and their friends are in-
First Methodist Church: Dr. C. W.
Brashares will preach on "The Book
of Books" at 10:45 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church.
At 9:45 Dr. Lemon will lead the dis-
cussion in the Westminster Forum on
the subject, "The Essence of Reli-
10:45, Morning worship service.
Dr. Lemon preaches the second in a
series of Advent sermons upon the
theme "The Making of God's Gentle-
5:30, The Westminster Guild Fel-
lowship Hour with cost supper.
6:30, Dr. W. D. Henderson of the
Extension Division will speak to the
Westminster Guild upon the theme,
"Human Nature in the Bible."
6:00, The Tuxis Society will hear
Dr. Lemon speaking on the subject,
"The Meaning of Life Found in Great
The Young Married Peoples Group
of the Church will hold its Christmas
party on Tuesday night, Dec. 10.
Young married couples of the faculty
or among the graduate students con-
nected with any Presbyterian church
are invited. Each person is asked to
bring a ten cent toy. The party will
be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Norman W. Kunkel, 1417 South Uni-
Harris Hall: The regular student
meeting will be held in Harris Hall
Sunday evening at seven o'clock. Mr.
Harold Gray will be the speaker for
the evening. His topic is, "An Ex-
periment in Community Farming."
All Episcopal students and their
friends are cordially invited.
Saint Andrew's Church: Services of
worship Sunday are: 8:00 a.m. Holy
Communion; 9:30 a.m. Church
School; 11:00 a.m. Kindergarten;
11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer and Ser-
mon by the Reverend Henry Lewis.
First Baptist Church.
10:45 Mr. Sayles speaks on "The
Martyr Prophet." 8:00 p.m., Dr.
Charles L. Pannabecker, '24Med., and
Mrs. Pannabecker, who have spent
eight years in Kai Chow, Hopi, China,
will be guests of the congregation and
will recount some of their experinces.
Friends are cordially invited.
Roger Williams Guild, 12:00 noon
class today. 6:00 p.m. Summing up
discussions of the past four Sundays,
Miss Margaret Lada and Wesley Pur-
kiss will present some problems of
the home as the background of youth
delinquency and of Christian social
action. Refreshments and a social
hour will follow the program.
10:30: President Joseph Brewer of
Olivet College, guest speaker. Sub-
ject, "Quality versus Quantity in Ed-
ucation." Professor Preston Slosson
will give the second address in the
monthly series on "Great Protes-
tants," speaking on "Fox and Penn,
Prophets of the Inner Light."
6:00, Student Fellowship with sup-
per. At seven o'clock President Brew-
er will talk on "New Attitudes in
Church of Christ (Disciples)
10:45 a.m. Morning worship with
sermon by Rev. Fred Cowin.
12:00 noon, Students' Bible Class:
Continuation of the discussion on the
teachings of Jesus. Leader, H. L.
5:30 p.m., Social hour. 15c supper
6:30 p.m. Forum. Speaker: Assist-
ant Dean W. R. Humphreys. At the
speaker's request a number of ques-
tions regarding the Bible were gath-
ered from the members of the Guild
and given to the speaker as a basis
for his address. This program is in
observance of Universal Bible Sun-
day. Guests are welcome.
Lutheran Student Club will meet
at 5:30 o'clock in the parish hall of
the Zion Lutheran Church on East
The entertainment will he hv talent
hymn service will be held at 6:30. All
Lutheran Students are invited.
Zion Lutheran Church:
9:00 a.m., Sunday school.
10:30 a.m. Service with sermon on
"The Translated Bible."
5:30 p.m., meeting of the student
7:30 p.m., Holy communion service.
The International Panel, in Room
316, Michigan Union, at 4 o'clock this
afternoon, will be addressed by Dr.
Kodanda Rao ,the distinguished
Hindu leader, associate of Ghandi,
and member of the Friends of India
Society. He will speak on "Why the
Division of Civilizations into Eastern
and Western?" His talk will be fol-
lowed by a general discussion. Foreign
students of all groups and American
students as well as all others interest-
ed in international affairs are urged
to be present.
Hillel Independents: Regular short
business meeting at the Foundation
7:45 p.m., followed by dramatic and
musical entertainment. All mem-
bers are urgently requested to attend
as some very important matters are
to be discussed.
Scalp and Blade will hold its form-
al initiation at the Union, 4:30 p.m.
All members and pledges are request-
ed to attend. Room to be posted.
Phi Eta Sigma, freshman honorary
fraternity, will have a supper this
evening at 6:30. Members are
requested to sign at the Union desk
as usual. An initiation, to be held
Dec. 10, will be discussed at the meet-
ing, and the Ensian picture question
will be taken up. There will be no
speaker. Supper is 35c.
The Singing Chorus of the Sopho-
more Cabaret will meet at the League
today at 2:30 p.m., and on Monday
at 5:00 p.m. Room will be posted.
Genesee Club meets at 4:30, at the
Union. All Rochesterians are invited
Varsity Glee:Club Rehearsal, this
afternoon at 4:30.
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.
Candlelight service, 5:30
Mr. Marley will speak on
"Will the Liberals Lead?"
discussion, 7:30 p.m.
Open House at 9:00 p.m.
American Chemical Society: The
December meeting will be held in
Room 303 of the Chemistry Building
at 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10. Dr.
H. R. Crane will speak on "Methods
of producing artificially radioactive
substances," and Dr. F. J. Hodges
will speak on "Possible uses of short-
lived radioactive substances in medi-
cine." The first part of the meeting
is open to the public. At the con-
clusion of the papers the annual
business meeting will be held.
Mathematical Club will meet on
Monday, Dec. 9, 8:00 p.m., 3201 An-
gell Hall. Professor W. S. Kimball,
of Michigan State College, will speak
on "A new approach to the Calculus
Acolytes will meet Monday, Dec. 9,
7:30 p.m. 202 South Wing. Professor
Roy Wood Sellars will read a paper
on "Social Attitudes and Social The-
Study Tour for Foreign Students:
Foreign students who join the study
tour next Monday, Dec. 9, will be
shown the Stearns Collection of Mu-
sical Instruments and will be given a
brief lecture on this including col-
lection. Students will assemble
promptly at 4 p.m. in Room 201, Uni-
Scabbard and Blade: Special meet-
ing Monday night, 7:30 p.m., in the
Union, room posted. Corps Area In-
spector H. L. Kibler will be present,
' Luncheon for graduate students on
Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 12:00 o'clock,
Russian Tea Room, Michigan League
Building. Cafeteria service. Profes-
sor Arthur E. Wood, Director of Cur-
riculum in Social Work, will speak
informally on "The College Graduate
in Public Service."
Michigan Dames Tour Group will
meet Monday, Dec. 9, at the Uni-
versity Hospital, second floor iaiting
room. All Dames are cordially in-
vited to attend this meeting.
Bridge Group of the Michigan
Dames will hold its regular meeting
at 8 o'clock Tuesday, December 10,
Michigan League. The husband's
party previously scheduled for this
date has been postponed.
Michigan Dames Book Group: To
avoid conflict with the Boston Sym-
phony concert, Wednesday evening,
Dec. 11, the Michigan Dames Book
groun is nostnoning its regular meet-
Speaking of poets
netted by the recent
are going to benefit
and poetry, how much was
Poetry Ball, and what poets
financially by the receipts?
From Vienna Mr. Robert Haven Schauffler
writes that he has been seeing the result of Max
Reinhardt's recent labors at Hollywood. "He
appears,"' he says, "to have confused two classics:
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Puck's