T HE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1936
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which, to put it mildly, is not altogether laud-
"The Mauler" seems to be disgruntled with the
continued success of Detroiter Joe Louis, variously
known as the "Tan Tornado," "Brown Bomber,"
and so on, and Jack would like to see him licked.
This in itself is not necessarily an evil wish, but
Jack apparently is disgruntled simply because a
Negro is the champion.
Hence Dempsey's "white hope elimination tour-
nament." Youthful heavyweights of promise will
be sought in both the United States and Canada
in order, to put the crown back securely on a
Dempsey's tournament idea is unsportsmanlike,
through and through. Of all categories of human
endeavor, athletics least of all should be tinged
with racial animosities. The fight fans have been
"with" Louis almost to a man insofar as they
have carefully refrained from jeering him because
his skin, by the accident of birth, happens to
be black; they have never cheered his white oppo-
nent sinply because they wanted him to beat
Get a man to whip Louis if you can. But don't
flirt with dangerous and ridiculous notions about
"white hopes." In boxing it should be man against
man, as it should be and is in all other sports. 1
Words Is Needed . .
SECRETARY FRANCES PERKINS
J has been so floridly repetitious in
her praise of the Social Security Act that the
continual flow of new statements is beginning to
give the impression that she is trying to make
up with words what the act lacks in reality.
She now says that American workers "can
expect in the future a definite security and pro-
tection from the most unpreventable economic
disasters." and lists eight benefits that "every
wage earner should expect as a result of the
These include "unconstitutional" NRA provi-
sions, such as minimum wage and shorter hour
regulations, in addition to wage earners' rights
which are being openly violated while the gov-
ernment remains passive -laws for workmen's
safety, prevention of occupational disease, and
tolerable working conditions.
One cannot blame Miss Perkins for the many
shortcomings in labor legislation and its enforce-
ment, yet, cognizant as she must be of conditions
as they are in many parts of the country, it seems
that she might spend less of her time in re-
joicing over minor achievements and more of it
in fighting for new and more important ones.
The Conning Tower
UNCLE FRANKLIN AND HIS
Kind Uncle Frank
Went down to the bank
To get his poor people some cash;
But since of the stuff
There wasn't enough,
He fed them on alphabet hash.
He went 'way down South and plowed under the
When he came back Massachusetts said, "Rotten!"
He went to Ohio and wasted the pork;
When he came back they were cross in New York.
He went out to Kansas and plowed in the wheat;
When he came back they said, "What do we eat?"
He bought all the silver the mines could produce;
When he came back they remarked, "What's the
He went out and tagged the potatoes in sacks;
When he came back they complained of the tax.
He went out and swore at the Public Utilities;
When he came back there were worse incivilities.
He went out to get them whatever they craved;
When he came back they were badly behaved.
He went out to regulate railroads and coal;
When he came back they demanded a dole.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. - If past'Noie
performance is any guide, pre-Notices
dictions that President Roosevelt will Automobile Regulation: Students
be his own chief stump orator in the who have brought cars to Ann Arbor
presidential campaign are soundly after the Christmas vacation must
based. They are far easier to believe
He climbed up
When he came
a mountain to get them the moon;
back they were doggling a boon!
By KIRKE SIMPSON
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TUESDAY, JAN. 7, 1936
VOL. XLVI No. 69
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NIGHT EDITOR: GUY M. WHIPPLE, JR.
THE MOST ORIGINAL and witty
comment we have heard to date on
Mr. Roosevelt's precedent-shattering state-of-the-
union message to the Congress was delivered by
a smart young man who declared, "Well, at least
he didn't clutter up his speech with any wild
Undoubtedly the same reaction is floating at
least subconsciously in the minds of a good share
of the millions of Americans who heard the
President's 45-minute address. As we recall it,
the President took up the following matters:
The present crisis in Europe and Africa, which'
may plunge the world into. another armed conflict.
The forces of "entrenched greed," by which he
apparently meant stuffed-shirt organizations like
the American Liberty League.
The fact that no new taxes seemed necessary.
The "well-rounded whole" which his adminis-
tration "has formed" during its 36-month tenure.
The fact that the government had been moved
back to Washington (from Wall Street) and
that now the forgotten man had apparently found
a new place in the limelight.
And that's just about all.
As our not-so-facetious commentator pointed
out, there were no figures, no "real facts" implied
or expressed. The "state of the union" was not
in any way whatsoever revealed to the American
people, who indeed were waiting with bated breath
for what should have been a revealing and in-
The President's speech contained an excellent
analysis of the degradation towards which the
war-mongering dictators are leading the world.
The remainder of the speech was political verb-
iage and oratorical orchids.
What may the American people reasonably have
wished to hear their leader discuss?
Unemployment. What are the figures? What
are the hopes for the "lost millions?"
Relief. -ow many are on relief? Has that
number grown or been reduced? What is happen-
ing to these people, to their hearts and minds,
as well as to their bodies?
Social security. Is the outlook bright or dis-
The pressure groups. Should not the Town-
sendites and the bonus organization have been
granted a brief mention?
About "entrenched greed." How far has it
been driven from the money-changing temple?
The unconstitutionality bugaboo. The NRA has
been thrown out. Since the speech the AAA has
gone the same way. Does this not affect the
state of the nation?
The "broad bases" upon which "we build." These
terms are vague, utterly indefinite. Have we build-
ed on facts and figures?
Balancing the budget. Could we not have had
The national defenses. Could it have been
mentioned how much, we are spending for war?
From the Rooseveltian speech it was impossible
to discern where the nation is being steered or
whether it is merely drifting.
When the President said, in essence, "I now near
the close of my discussion of the state of the
union," there was loud and entirely pardonable
laughter from the Republican sector.
The Republicans seemingly have nothing better
to offer Roosevelt than laughtr hut somehow wi
TH E FORUM1
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, beregarded
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.
To the Editor:
Should graduate papers be read in class?
Graduate papers have three recognized func-
tions. The first is to give the author experience
in research, part of which is the intelligible presen-
tation and substantiation of his conclusions in a
paper. The second is to assist the members of
the class. For a graduate student has not the
time to investigate in detail all the topics assigned
to his classmates. He must rely upon his fel-
lows for accurate information in the field which
they have chosen to investigate. The third func-
tion is to promote class discussion of the paper,
with the purpose of deciding wherein it succeeds
and fails. I suppose there is no quarrel over these
The first demand is met after the student has
made his investigation and written his paper;
making his conclusions available to his classmates
in another question.
Does the reading of his paper accurately con-
vey its contents to his audience? Ask any grad-
uate student: it does not. In fact, in proportion
as the paper is inherently excellent, it suffers
in the reading. For a good paper is compact;
each sentence carries in it enough that its value
is but partially evident in the usual reading;
appreciation of its full significance may well de-
pend on a re-reading, which is obviously impossible
if the paper is read to an assembled class. Further,
what is understood by one part of the class is prob-
ably not grasped by another, for it may be assumed
that not all members are equally well-informed
on any given topic,
I suppose there are several ways to make a grad-
uate paper effective. One, it seems to me, is this:
Let the paper be put on file in the appropriate
graduate reading room, several days before the
class meeting designated for its discussion. The
members of the class will thereby have ample
opportunity to become accurately familiar with
its factual content and the cogency of the con-
clusions drawn therefrom. If they have any
doubts concerning the validity of the fact or the
excellence of the reasoning, they may make a
note, and question the author of the paper at the
class discussion. If the professor desires a more
rigorous examination of the paper than this gen-
eral study may provoke, he may assign one or two
students to a critical evaluation of the paper,
their remarks to be presented to the class. This
procedure will insure ample discussion.
Wtih one exception, there is nothing startlingly
new about this plan; it is practiced in at least
some of the so-called "studies" courses. But in
most if not all of these "studies" courses, the
naner areread in rlac. hr theii' r tho naf
"More weight should be given to the wants of
superior men," said Professor Edward L. Thorn-
dike, and, not without self-consciousness we agree
with him, "than to the wants of the inferior men."
And yet it would seem that under the present
system it is the other way around. A man who
gratifies his wants is considered by most of us
as a superior man; and one who is unable to
gratify his wants, and especialy those of his dear
ones, is an inferior man.
It is true that a superior man knows how to
balance the budget of his wants; he knows how
to limit his wants in proportion to his ability to
gratify them. He knows that discontent is pro-
gressive, and that dissatisfaction is paralyzing.
And, of course, there is just the chance that he
never will know that he is a superior man; and
neither will his family until they read his obituary,
Mayor La Guardia vetoed the Board of Alder-
men's ordinance requiring display of the American
flag at all public gatherings. "Patriotism," he
said, "must be spontaneous, and not legislated."
Patriotism is spontaneous. But it will, we fear,
be legislated out by many patriots- legislated
and kicked out of them by patrioteers.
Speaking of patriotism, it wouldn't astonish us
if the patrioteers investigated the little Connecti-
cut girl who sings: "Land where the pilgrims
Of Mr. Stribling's book nt. may be said that its
subtitle could be "Is Is Happening Here." The
book is concerned with the honor of politicians and
the various rackets against which public indig-
nation is apathetic and futile. On page 30 of
Tuesday's Herald Tribune was the story of the
Bar Association's special meeting for tonight to
act on a committee's report to investigate the
qualifications of Lamar Hardy as United States
Attorney; the hunt in Chicago of gangsters im-
plicated in the Killing of State Representative Al-
bert J. Prigano; the possibly temporary cessation
of the artichoke racket; the motor club reck; and
the cafeteria owner who had been sentenced last
week for having given evasive answers about the
cafeteria racket. A Happy New Year to registered
When we who are the unpossessed
Rise up in arms to claim our own,
Red will flare out of east and west
And blood will be crushed from molton stone.
The song upon our lips will cease
Against the steele borne in our hand:
The overlords will know no peace
Till our flame purges every land,
Today we clench our fists and cry
Arise, ye wretched of the earth:
Tomorrow's dawn slants up the sky,
Tomorrow struggles in its birth.
And we who are the unpossessed
Will rise in arms to claim our own,
Though red flare out of east and west
And blood be crushed from molten stone.
Truetalk from "Why Blame it on the Papers?"
by Paul Hutchinson: "Without any new legislation,
but with a genuine determination to protect the
dignity and impartiality of every trial over which
they preside, the men on the bench can impose
regulations of adequate effectiveness on papers,
police, lawyers, and prosecuting officers if they
so desire. If they so desire!"
become accurately informed on a paper by hearing
it read. But the discussion of a paper by class
members is one of its important functions. Every-
than the forecast that Vice-President
Garner also will swing the big circle
in that campaign. Not if Garner
can dodge it!
Mr. Roosevelt, more than any other
president, has felt no uneasiness
about leaving Washington at seem-
ingly critical times. He has full re-
liance on the means of distant execu-
tivecontrol provided by modern
means of communication. They have
met his needs in tests too numerous
No official reason to remain in
Washington is likely to limit the ob-
vious Roosevelt impulse to do it him-
self when it comes to explaining his
purposes and policies to the country
at large. Admittedly, too, no other
in the 'New Deal' high command, ad-
mninistrative or political, can match
the president's own gift for popular
appeal. None has his blithe voice to'
make the most of radio.
And there is no more sign of a'
specially favored and trusted lieuten-
ant among the presidential aides
than there was when he entered the
White House. He has remained the
spokesman for his administration to
a degree most unusual for recent
Delivers Own Messages
EAD the many speeches of those,
prolific administration talkers,
Postmaster General Farley, Secre-
tary Roper, Secretary Wallace and,
to a lesser extent, Secretary Ickes,
and this sticks up like a sore thumb.
Each stays rather strictly within his
own field. When any of them on
occasion makes a novel suggestion
as to what might be done under cer-
tain circumstances, as a rule it is
stated in such language as to make
it clear itis a personal, not an ad-
They all fly trial balloons at times;
but they arecobviously just that.
Rarely is a declaration to be detected
that is as obviously a definite White
House message to the nation or any
particular part of it. Mr. Roosevelt
delivers his own messages.
THE SCREEN I
AT THE MICHIGAN
"THE LITTLEST REBEL"
A Fox picture starring Shirley Temple,
with John Boles, Jack Holt, Karen
Morley, and Bill Robinson.
Against a background of the Civil1
War Shirley proves herself to be an
all-around actress in this picture,
singing, dancing, and acting her way,
to even greater laurels in the heartst
of those who during the past year
acclaimed her as the number one
drawing card of the screen.
The picture has its tragic moments,
as well as the gayer ones, and Shirley'
shines in them all. Her comedy tal-
ent is well-established and this pic-
ture proves her dramatic capabilities,
to be as great. She draws many a
tear from her audience when her
mother dies and her father is sen-
tenced to be shot, and many a laugh;
in her less serious scenes.
The story opens on the plantation
of Captain Carey (John Boles) the
night that war is declared. His wife
(Karen Morley) and daughter Ver-
gie (Shirley Temple) are entertain-
ing as it is the latter's birthday. Cap-
tain Carey rides off to war, and his
family stay on in their big house, with
occasional visits from the Yankees,
led by Colonel Morrison (Jack Holt).
Morrison proves himself to be sus-
ceptible to Vergie's charms and is
something of a guardian to the Car-
eys. When their home is burned1
the Careys go to live in the cabin,
of Uncle Billie (Bill Robinson), one
of their slaves, but Mrs. Carey is
taken ill and dies.
Captain Carey, who was with her
to the last, is captured by Mor-
rison, but the latter thinks he has'
had enough trouble and gives him
a Yankee uniform and a pass to
get him through the Union lines and
to Richmond, where an aunt lives who
will take care of Vergie. They are
captured, however, and Carey is sen-
tenced to be shot for wearing a Union
uniform, as is Morrison for helping
him. Vergie and Uncle Billie go to
Washington and appeal to President
Lincoln, who pardons both Carey
and Morrison after Vergie tells him
just what happened.
John Boles and Jack Holt, as the
rival officers, both give fine perform-
ances, and so does Karen Morley.
Bill Robinson proves he can act as
well as dance. It's a good show with
a good cast, and the surrounding,
program is passable.
AT THE MAJESTIC
register them promptly at Room 2
University Hall. This registration
must include the make, type, license
number and location of storage of
Students possessing permits who
have purchased 1936 license tags for
their cars should file applications
without delay for new student tags
and meanwhile should attach the old
permit tags to the new license plates.
W. B. Rea. Assistant to the
Registration and Classification ma-
terial is now being distributed in
Room 4, University Hall ,to students
in the following units: College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts;
College of Architecture; School of
Education; School of Music; School
of Forestry and Conservation. Stu-
dents are urged to call for their ma-
terial immediately. Conferences with
advisers should be arranged and sec-
ond semester programs planned be-
fore the approach of the busy period
of final examinations.
Lists of Students in the College of
Literature, Science and the Arts, ad-
mitted to Candidacy for a Degree,
Grouped according to the Fields of
Concentration, are now posted in
Room 4, University Hall. Please
check to see that your name is posted
correctly. Any change should be re-
ported to the assistant at the counter.
Student Loans: There will be a
meeting of the Committee on Stu-
dent Loans on Friday, Jan. 10, at
2:00 p.m., Room 2, University Hall.
Students who have already filed ap-
plications with the Office of the Dean
of Students should call there at
once to make an appointment to meet
Notice to all Members of the Uni-
versity: The following is an extract
of a By-Law of the Regents (Chap-
ter III-Z, Sections 8 and 9) which
has been in effect since September,
"It will hereafter be regarded as
contrary to University policy for any
one to have in his or her possession
any key to University buildings or
parts of buildings if such key is not
stamped as provided (i.e. by the
Buildings and Grounds department).
If such unauthorized keys are found
the case shall be referred to the Dean
or the proper head of the University
division involved for his action in
accordance with this principle. Any
watchman or other proper represen-
tative of the Buildings and Grounds
Department, or any Dean, department
head, or other proper University offi-
cial shall have the right to inspect
keys believed to open University build-
ings, at any reasonable time or place.
" . For any individual to order,
have made, or permit to be ordered
or made, any duplicate of his or her
University key, through unauthorized
channels, must be regarded as a spe-
cial and willful disregard of the safety
of University property."
These regulations are called to the
attention of all concerned, for their
information and guidance. Any per-
son having any key or keys to Uni-
versity buildings, doors, or other locks,
contrary to the provisions recited
above, should promptly surrender the
same to the Key Clerk at the office
of the Superintendent of Buildings
Shirley W, Smith.
Smoking in University Buildigs:
Attention is called to the general rule
that smoking is prohibited in Univer-
remarkable. The story itself is fast-
moving, with plenty of adventure,
comedy, and tragedy to achieve an
attractive balance. Cary Grant, as
Jim Monkey, a gentleman of elastic
principles, is perfect in his part and
does the best work of his career.
The story tells of the adventures
of Sylvia Scarlett (Miss Hepburn)
and her father (Edmund Gwenn)
when they are forced to flee from
France to England because Scarlett
is wanted for embezzlement. Sylvia
masquerades as a boy to further their
disguise, and on the way across the
channel they meet Monkley, who is
smuggling diamonds into England.
Since they are without funds they
team up with him and try various
rackets until Sylvia talks them into
organizing a travelling Pierrot show.
While playing the Cornish coast Syl-
via meets Michael Fane (Brian
Aherne), an artist, and falls in love
with him, so she discards her boy
disguise in the hope of winning him.
Fane is in love with Natalie Paley,
however, and Sylvia's chances seem
slim until Natalie runs away with
Monkley. Sylvia and Fane chase
them, discover that neither wants
to really find the fugitives, so they
sity buildings except in private offices
and assigned sihoking rooms where
precautions can be taken and control
exercised. This is neither a mere
arbitrary regulation nor an attempt
to meddle with anyone's personal
habits. It is established and enforced
solely with the purpose of preventing
fires. During the past two years there
have been twenty fires in University
buildings, seven of which were at-
tributed to cigarettes. To be effec-
tive, the rule must necessarily apply
to bringing lighted tobacco into or
through University Buildings -in-
cluding such lighting just previous to
going outdoors. Within the last few
years a serious fire was started at the
exit from the Pharmacology Building
by the throwing of a still lighted
match into refuse waiting removal at
the doorway. If the rule is to be en-
forced at all its enforcement must be-
gin at the building entrance. Further,
it is impossible that the rule should
be enforced with one class of persons
if another class of persons disregards
it. It is a disagreeable and thankless
task to 'enforce' any rule. This rule
against the use of tobacco within the
buildings is perhaps the most thank-
less and difficult of all, unless it has
the willing support of everyone con-
cerned. An appeal is made to all
persons using the University build-
ings - staff members, students and
others - to contribute individual eP-
operation to this effort to protect
University buildings against fires.
Apparatus Exchange: The Regents
at their meeting in March, 1927, au-
thorized an arrangement for the sale
of scientific apparatus by one depart-
ment to another ,the proceeds of the
sale to be credited to the budget ac-
count of the department from which
the apparatus is transferred.
Departments having apparatus
which is not in active use are advised
to send descriptions thereof to the
University Chemistry Store, of which
Prof. R. J. Carney is director. The
Chemistry Store headquarters are in
Room 223, Chemistry Building. An
effort will be made to sell the appara-
tus to other departments which are
likely to be able to use it. In some
instances the apparatus may be sent
to the University Chemistry Store on
consignment, and, if it is not sold
within a reasonable time, it will be
returned to the department from
which it was received.
The object of this arrangement is
to promote economy by reducing the
amount of unused apparatus. It is
hoped that departments having such
apparatus will realize the advantage
to themselves and to the University
in availing themselves of this oppor-
tunity. Shirley W. Smith.
Graduate Women interested in
studying economics, international re-
lations or journalism: A one thous-
and dollar scholarship is open
through the Federation of Ameri-
can Women's Clubs in Europe to some
American woman for study in Eur-
ope in 1936-37. Applicants must be
an American citizen, a graduate of
an accredited institution, and must
have a thorough knowledge of
French and a working knowledge of
one or more other European lang-
uages. Application must be sent in
before February 1. Further details
may be obtained in the office of the
C. S. Yoakum.
Choral Union Members will please
return their Messiah books and re-
ceivetnew books, Tuesday, January
7; between the hours of 9 to 12, and
1 to 4.
Advanced R.O.T.C. Pay checks may
be obtained at Headquarters Thurs-
day, Jan. 9, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Reading Examinations in French:
Candidates for the degree of Ph.D.
in the departments listed below who
wish to satisfy the requirement of a
reading knowledge during the cur-
rent academic year, 1935-36, are in-
formed that examinations will be
offered in Room 108, Romance Lang-
uage Building, from 9 to 12, on Sat-
urday morning, Jan. 18. It will be
necessary to register at the office of
the Department of Romance Lang-
uages (112 R.L.) at least one week
in advance. Lists of books recom-
mended by the various departments
are obtainable at this office.
It is desirable that candidates for
the doctorate prepare to satisfy this
requirement at the earliest possible
date. A brief statement of the na-
ture of the requirement, which will
be found helpful, may be obtained
at the office of the Department, and
further inquiries may be addressed to
Mr. L. F. Dow (100 R.L., Saturdays
at 10:00 and by appointment).
This announcement applies only
to candidates in the following de-
partments: Ancient and Modern
Languages and Literatures, History,
Economics, Sociology, P o l i t i c a 1
Science, Philosophy, Education and
Comprehensive Examfnation in Ed-
ucation. Allicandirates for the