THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 19386
ings will give your life zest and appropriate some
of your interest which might otherwise be devoted
There is a practical point to our view, too. A
liberally educated man can, many educators main-
tain with justification, apply his mind to almost
any subject and master it well within a compara-
tively short length of time. He has, they said, a
flexible mind that can seek more efficiently and
If you fill your mind with useful but narrow
subjects today you will never be able to get firmly
those arts which so much contribute to life's en-
joyment. You can, of course, find a good deal of
trash to read, but the majority of that promotes
emotionalism and vulgarity in contrast to the
thought that fine literature fosters.
A look into the future now might not be amiss
to college students who may some day regret their
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Now in the winter of man's discontent
His heart is chilled, and gripped within a vise;
His eyes are glassy and his veins are ice;
By his burnt-out fire he sits insentient.
Song is the stuff of a static instrument;
The play's the thing of synchronized device;
Love is a complex he must analyze;
Beauty is a tale told by an innocent.
Thought is a slogan shouted by a class -
Never a nut to crack his native wit on.
Home is an area of chromium and glass,
Snow-white sofas for icicles to sit on.
A hell created by the cold desire
To freeze, is worse than any hell with fire.
O what can warm the world to life again,
Renew the fire upon the desolate hearth,
Restore lost loveliness to intrinsic worth,
Unseal blind eyes that once saw beauty plain?
Can courage, honor, love of man's domain
No long warm the cold eclipsed earth?
Cannot man's little candle flickering forth
Its rays of hope, a ray of hope sustain
Until the sun of sanity shall thaw
The cold, dispel the fogs of war and hate,
Unfreeze the heart, dissolve the glacial law
Of tooth and claw before it is too late?
Is man so poor in spirit, his shame so sweet,
To cast away his kingship, to crave defeat?
. BOARD OF EDITORS
MANAGING EDITOR.............THOMAS H. KLEENE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR ...............JOHN J. FLAHERTY
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NIGHT EDITOR: CLINTON B. CONGER
T HE DEATH of King George V
abruptly terminated the reign of
one of the best loved monarchs Great Britain
has ever had. Few kings have been held in such
high esteem or devotion by their people as the late
British ruler, who in his quiet, unassuming way
wielded more power than is generally realized.
In 1934 when the trouble in Austria center-
ing around Engelbert Dollfuss and Adolph Hit-
ler reached a point where war was almost a
reality, political science experts have said that
King George was responsible for Italian troops
being quickly dispatched to the Hungarian bor-
der, forcing a peaceful settlement to the crisis.
This was not the only example of his strong
desire for peace. At the opening of the World
War he repeatedly made personal appeals to
the Kaiser and the Russian Czar. After the
war had started, he did not hesitate to cross
the channel and by his appearance help boost
the morale of the trench weary British soldiers.
Beside being a great lover of peace, King
George was a "democratic" king and sensitive
to the desires of his people. It was during his
reign that Ireland was given her home rule and
India a greater degree of self-government. He
was the symbol uniting into a single unit the
vast outlying dominions of Great Britain.
Not many rulers have exercised their royal
prerogatives more wisely than King George V.
His death is mourned by the whole world, which
has lost a champion of peace and a friend of
What Was Once
THERE is a rumor that once upon a
time in the history of the University
of Michigan the General Library was used by the
student body for the purpose of studying.
This revelation probably comes as a surprise
to the present generation of students who consider
the library merely a social center. The erudite
solemnity that once cloaked the scholarly efforts
of Michigan students, now serves as a convenient
place for women to arrange their social calendars.
Nor are the men entirely guiltless, for many of
them seem to agree all too wholeheartedly with
William Shakespeare when he wrote: "To study
and to see no woman; flat treason 'gainst the
kingly state of youth."
This question of library dates is always dis-
turbing, but now that finals are approaching and
study is more and more the order of the day, it
becomes a downright menace.
Offenders are usually so entranced in each
other's presence that any number of dagger-like
glances miss their mark. We can only hope that
through mention of their inconsideration they will
respond by using the library for the purpose it was
Nights To Come .. .
A GRADUATE WOMAN of the Uni-
versity during the depression years
writes this: "The cultural courses I took are what
have made life worth living at all since I grad-
An admission which many of our practical-
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.
Protest To Germany
To the Editor:
Saturday's editorial, entitled "Minding Other
People's Business," displays an attitude which
should long ago have been outdated in the
minds of intelligent and progressive Americans.
The cry of mind your own business is often
a mere defense for the apathetic disregard of
other's misfortunes. I fail to see how the pro-
tests of John Haynes Holmes, Lincoln Steffens,
Bishop McConnell and the rest, are dangerous
to the international position of the United
States. It is an indictment against our theories
of international relations that a government
cannot make an official protest against such
inane barbarities and such destruction of
culture, as are being conducted in Germany
today without the fear of being involved in a
violation of neutrality. But certainly it has
come to a pretty state of affairs if men who
realize the desperate need of those in Germany
for protest against their situation from the
outside world, cannot do so because "such ac-
tion will lead to ill-feeling between nations."
The rights of these men to express their convic-
tions should be upheld for it seems to me that
such action is as innocuous from the standpoint
of the international position of the United
States as are the protests against Naziism which
have been Voiced within this country. More-
over, such protests, innocuous as they are from
this standpoint, will penetrate the walls of cen-
sorship that Hitler has erected around the Ger-
man people. Certainly, only good and not
harm can result from bringing the German peo-
ple to realize the general attitude of the world
toward the Hitler regime. It is the duty of the
civilized world, by peaceful methods such as
boycott and verbal protest, to bring them to this
awareness. By appealing to the very national
pride which Hitler is now exploiting through his
creation of myths, their refusal to submit to his
ruthless tactics may be brought about. Thus,
by purely peaceful methods, Germany may be
brought once more within the fold of civilized
nations and the spread of Fascism be prevented.
To this worthy end, more, and not fewer such
protests are needed. -Pauline G. Cohen, '37.
To the Editor:
Your editorial Again We Fail expresses exact-
ly my own sentiments on the theatre conduct
of our campus cutups. When a few college
students, who are supposed to be above the
average in intellect, take it upon themselves
to ruin an otherwise entertaining and serious
movie because they cannot understand that
which is fine, it is time for those few students
to pack up and go back to the "sticks" from
where they obviously came. It is a well-known
fact that people laugh at the things they cannot
understand, and when a person cannot under-
stand "A Tale of Two Cities" he does not be-
long in an institute of higher learning. When
an above-the-average movie comes to Ann Ar-
bor, which is seldom, it would be far better if
those few students, who must have their fun,
would stay home and laugh at will in their
rooms. Even this suggestion has its faults for
I have not considered the other students room-
ing in the same house. Perhaps an appeal
should be made to their courtesy and considera-
tion for others, but I have found in my short
time here that those are things considerably
lacking in college men. -R.E.C. '37.
As Others See It
(From the Columbia Missourian)
WITH A DEFICIT of $400,000, the Democratic
national committee quickly saw light when
Philadelphia offered $200,000 in cash and some
$50,000 worth of special inducements for the
Democratic nominating convention.
The convention, as is customary, will open two
weeks after the G.O.P. convention opens in
Cleveland, on June 23.
Foreseeimg no trouble over the presidential
and vice-presidential nominees and little if any
disagreement over the platform, the committee
members were free to accept the highest bid
which, incidentally, was $50,000 higher in cash C
than the bid for the Republican convention.
San Francisco, though matching Philadel-
It appears that John Jacob Astor 3d has re-
signed his job with the International Mercantile
Marine Company. He got $25 a week, and held
the job, at the same salary, for ten months.
He now will go traveling. A good deal is made
of the fact that young Mr. Astor said when he
took the job, March 20, 1935, that he was going
to learn the shipping business thoroughly. For
one thing, it is possible that in ten months he
learned as much about the shipping business as
he could have learned in five years. We know
many newspaper men who said, if only to them-
selves, that they intended to learn all there was
about the newspaper trade. Of these, some
who have been at it one year know more about
all branches of it than some others who have
been at it twenty years.
We know something about journalism, for now
and then we have observed things while we were
sending out for new grindstones. And we doubt
that young Mr. Astor, when he went to work last
March, called in the reporters, and said: "It is my
ambition and intention to learn the shipping bus-
iness from the keel up." The chances are that
the first day he was besieged by reporters, and
that one or more said to him: "Mr. Astor, is this
only a temporary thing, for the sake of variety,
or do you propose learning the shipping business?"
And probably Mr. Astor said something like "I
hope to be able to learn something about it." That
is enough to make a copy reader head the story
"J. J. ASTOR 3D IN EARNEST; NO PLAYBOY
Three attorneys and one counselor at law have
sent us copies of Section 352 of the Penal Law of
the State of New York:
The word "pool" shall be discontinued as a
descriptive word referring to a pocket billiard
room or place. Whenever the word "pool" ap-
pears on any window, sign, building or station-
ery used for or in connection with a billiard or
pocket billiard room or place it must be
changed to read "billiards" or "pocket bil-
We shall continue to us "pool" in speaking of
the game of pool. Nothing in the Penal Law about
The Conning Tower, unless it should be considered
What goes on in the privacy of the home we
can only guess, but maybe in Topeka Governor
Landon is saying to his wife, "Theo, just as every-
thing was going along smooth and nice, like a bolt
from the blue comes this Hearst support."
In Cleveland Edward Crevol is making so small
a violin for Jascha Heifetz that a man's hand
can cover it. Ode:
Nothing so liddle
As Heifetz's fiddle.
Miss Annette Burr has returned to New Haven,
where she is one of the officials in the Sterling
Library, the institution that tries to make the
Yale students read a book.-Deep River, Conn.,
The Herculean Library. But what book does the
library want the students to read?
ON LOOKING INTO THE WORLD ALMANAC
Much have I studied in the realm of books,
And many goodly facts and figures learned;
But not the half I knew until I turned
Upon this Almanac my avid looks.
I never knew, by sex, how many crooks
Dd rob our roosts; how much a general earned;
Who first the worth of celluloid discerned;
Nor what became of all the poor Chinooks.
Now feel I like some savant full of lore,
Confounding all my nescient friends and foes,
I've facts about the tides along the shore;
What value slate; how population grows;
How many pigs in Spain - and lots, lots more
I'll tell in other sonnets I'll compose.
KENNETH H. THOMPSON.
"Well, said a Bronx man Wednesday evening as
he lighted a candle made by the Standard Oil
Company. "it is fine to get a respite from big
corporations like the Consolidated Gas Company."
It is possible that all residents of Manhattan
and the Bronx above Fifty-Ninth Street hadn't
paid their bills and the company was carrying
By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.-Supreme
Court rejection of the Bankhead
cotton control act test case, and
doubts as to the circumstances under
which processing taxes such as those
involved in the rice miller cases are
to be returned, left added immedi-
ate confusion on the Washington
scene. But a note of optimism, even
enthusiasm, over the fall of AAA it-
self was beginning to creep into of-
ficial attitudes. To hear them tell it,
the outlawing of AAA is already on
the way to working out as a blessing
in disguise to the administration; well
disguised perhaps, but a blessing
That is a wide departure from the
chop-fallen dismay with which most
New Dealers met the first shock of
the AAA decision. It is based on a
notion that the soil preservation sub-
stitute for AAA, primarily designed to
continue indirectly the crop curbs
that boosted farm prices to present
levels, has in it heretofore unseen
possibilities of many sorts.
THAT view holds that the govern-
ment leasing of marginal and sub-
marginal lands, while operating to
restrict acreage and production in
specified crops, opens up new means
of warfare against flood and drought,
new opportunities for rural resettle-
ment and new avenues for employ-
ment of relief beneficiaries. All of
this and more without resort to any
"regimentation" of farmers so far
as their unleased lands are concerned.
Just how it is all going to be done
will come out no doubt when con-
gress discusses the new bill being
shaped for presentation. It should
afford Secretary Wallace, also, ma-
terial for a new speech-making pro-
gram in which he should take more
interest than he took even in AAA.
If AAA replacement legislation
comes up to the enthusiastic expec-
tations of some of those helping to
shape the program, what ultimately
happens in court to the cotton or any
other crop control bill would be of
small consequence. They would be
on the way out by administrative or
congressional action, it is said, even
if the court let them stand. So much
for the resiliency of the New Dealers,
from President Roosevelt down.
THERE is one argument certain to
be advanced in the shaping of
new neutrality legislation which does
not appear at first glance. It re-
volves around the question of wheth-
er presidential fiat is to determine
"normal" peacetime trade levels with
a belligerent nation as to any com-
modity, or a five-year-average yard-
stick be written into law.
In favor of the presidential au-
thority idea will be brought out the
probability that any nation planning
an aggressive war would begin mus-
tering reserve stocks more than five
years ahead. Under a five-year yard-
stick such buying in this country
would beincluded to boost the "nor-
By PROF. HOWARD M. JONES
(Of The English Department)
The latest issue of "Contemporary"
again proves that the only literary
magazine on the campus is over the
heads of the students. The present
issue contains five poems, two critical
articles, three stories, one general ar-
ticle, and seven reviews. The re-
views seem to me the best department
of the magazine; the poems, on the
other hand, never rise above a stiff
No one of the three stories is more
than a sketch. As sketches they are
carefully- too carefully-wrought,
with the result that one admires the
workmanship and cares nothing for
the results. It is all cerebration and
no sympathy. The difficulty is that
there seems to exist a conspiracy
among the "Contemporary" writers
to regard the human race as prin-
cipally existing for literary dissection
-what I might call the refrigerator
school of writing. I for one do not
like it, and I think the campus shows
a sound, if illiterate, instinct in shy-
ing away from this sort of thing.
Mr. Martin Greenberg's thought-
ful article "Social Unrest and the
Student" is excellent in its way, but
scarcely touches the real problem
which the article raises; namely, how
far universities are justified in insist-
ing that students shall be students
first and propagandists afterwards.
I have much sympathy with student
"radicalism," but student radicalism
elsewhere - for example, in many
Latin American universities -has
meant that these institutions have
ceased to be universities in order to
become centers for social and po-
litical propaganda. This seems to me
quite as bad as fascist control; and
I do not see that Mr. Greenberg has
met the real problem his article
The two critical articles ,the one
on Mark Twain by Mr. Greenhut,
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22, 1936
VOL. XLVI No. 82
Attention of All Concerned: Name-
ly faculty, administrative and clerical
staff members and students, is re-
spectfully called to the following ac-
tion by the Regents.
Students shall pay in acceptable
funds (which shall not include notes
unless the same are bankable) all
amounts due the University before
they can be admitted to the final ex-
aminations at the end of either se-
mester or of the Summer Session. No
office in the University is authorized
to make any exception to this rule.
Any specific questions that can be
foreseen arising in this connection.
should be taken up with the proper
authorities at the earliest possible
moment. Shirley W. Smith.
Applications will be received for
Earhart Foundation Scholarships for+
the second semester not later than
Jan. 25. Eligibility for these scholar-
ships requies an average grade of not
less than "B," willingness to devote
one day per week in field investiga-
tion, registration in Soiology 206, a
Pro-seminar which meets Monday
Application blanks may be obtained
from the Sociology Department Offi-
ce; 115 Haven Hall.
Sophomores, College of Literature,
Science and the Arts: Elections must
be approved in Room 103 Romance
Language Building in accordance
with alphabetical divisions listed be-
low. Failure to nleet these appoint-+
ments will result in serious conges-
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Please bring with you the print of
your record which you received last
Hours 10-12; 2-4 daily.
QR, Tuesday, Jan. 21.
S. Wednesday, Jan. 22.
TUV, Thursday, Jan. 23.
WXYZ, Friday, Jan. 24.
AB, Monday, Jan. 27.
C, Tuesday, Jan. 28.
DE, Wednesday, Jan. 29.
FG, Thursday, Jan. 30.
R. C. Hussey,
J. H. Hodges, Sophomore
Senior Society Scholarship for
Sophomore Women: The final date
for application for the $50.00 Senior
Society Scholarship for Sophomore
women has been advanced to Thurs-
day, Jan. 23. Application blanks
maykbe obtained from Miss McCor-
mick's office in the League, and must
be returned there by five o'clock
Mechanical Engineering Seniors
and Graduate Students: If you have
not yet done so, will you kindly fill
out a personnel record card in Pro-
fessor Anderson's office at once. Also1
be sure to understand about the re-
The University Bureau of Appoint-..
ments and Occupational Information+
has received announcement of United
States Civil Service Examinations for
Assistant Animal Fiber Technologist
and Assistant Animal Husbandman
(sheep breeding), Bureau of Animal
Industry, Department of Agriculture,
salary $2,600; also for Chief Indus-
trial Economist, National Labor Rela-
tions Board, salary $6,500.
For further information concern-
ing these examinations call at 201
Mason Hall, office hours, 9:00 to
12:00 and 2:00 to 4:00.
Faculty Women's Classes: The De-
partment of Physical Education for
Women invites the faculty, assistants
and secretaries in the University to
join a class in Body Mechanics which
will start the second semester. Those
interested are asked to leave their
names in Room 15, Barbour Gymna-
English 154: My section of English
154, Creative Writing, will meet in the
second semester on Tuesdays and
Thursdays at 10 o'cocl in Room 403
Library. R. W. Cowden,
Fine Arts 192 and 204: Mr. James
Plumer will arrive from China to give
these courses in Far Eastern Art the
second semester as announced in the
Economics 51: Following are the
rooms for the examination on Thurs-
day, Jan. 23, at 2 o'clock.
205 Mason Hall, Mr. Anderson's
101 Economics Bldg., Mr. Church's
N.S. Aud., Mr. Danhof's and Mr.
25 Angell Hall, Mrs. Miller's and
Mr: Hebbard's sections.
1035 Angell Hall, Mr. Wies's sec-
Journalism 104 will be given at the
This course was erroneously
nounced as an offering of the
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.
Principles of Publicity (Journalism
58) will be given the second semester
by Mr. Donal Hamilton Haines in
Room E, Haven Hall, Mondays, Wed-
nesdays, and Fridays at one, as stated
in the 1935-36 announcement of the
College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts. Through error, another
course was also announced for the
same instructor at the same hour.
This course, The Development of
American Journalism (Journalism
106), is being given by Mr. Haines
this present semester.
M.E. 3a: A written quiz will be
given during the regular period Wed-
nesday afternoon, Jan. 22. The use
of notes and books will be allowed in
J. E. Emswiler.
Events Of Today
Graduate Education Club meeting
at 4 p.m. in the Elementary School
Library. Mr. Leonard O. Andrews
will talk on the subject: "Pupils'
Social Needs As a Basis for the Cur-
Chemical and Metallurgical Engi-
neering Seminar: Mr. A. C. Mueller
will be the speaker at the Seminar
for graduate students in Chemical
and Metallurgical Engineering at 4
o'clock, Room 3201 E. Eng. Bldg. His
subject will be "Heat Transfer Co-
efficients for the Condensation of
Engineering Council: Group picture
for the Ensian will be taken at Dey's
Studio, 4:30 p.m. Every member must
be present. Please be on time.
American Soc. of Civil Engineers:
Regular meeting at 7:30 p.m., in
Room 311 West Engineering Bldg.
Prof. Sherlock, of the Structural De-
partment, will speak after the busi-
ness meeting on some phase of his
wide experience as a structural de-
Pi Tau Pi Sigma: Group picture for
the Ensian will be taken at Dey's
Studio, 6:45 p.m. Honorary and
associate members please be present.
Uniforms required. At the regular
meeting, to be held immediately af-
ter, Captain Wallington will talk on
Phi Sigma meets in Room 2116 Na-
tural Science Building, 8:15 p.m.
James Wood, Preparator in the Mu-
seums, will be the speaker.
Stanley Chorus members meet in
the Ethel Fountain Hussey room at
the League at 7:30 p.m.
Varsity Glee Club: Rehearsal at 5
p.m. at the League Ball Room. Con-
cert at 8 p.m.
Freshman Glee Club: Regular re-
hersal in the Music Room of the
Union at 4:30. Members don't forget
the picture is to be taken Friday at
7:20 p.m. at the Dey Studio.
Sphinx, Junior men's honorary so-
ciety, will meet at 12:15 in the Union
Luncheon for graduate students at
12 o'clock in the Russian Tea boom
of the Michigan League Bldg. Pro-
fessor Weaver of the English depart-
ment will speak informally on "Stu-
dents and Scholars."
Contemporary: Luncheon meeting
at noon at the Haunted Tavern.
"Der Hauptmann von Koepenick"
will be presented by the Art Cinema
League at 8:15 p.m. in the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre. All seats are re-
served. The box office will be open
at 10:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Psychology Journal Club will meet
on Thursday, Jan. 23, 7:30 ;p.m.,
Room 3126 N.S. Mrs. Croft and Miss
Bonner will review recent articles on
Junior Mathematical Society: Prof.
W. L. Ayres will speak on "The Color-
ing of Maps" at a meeting of the
Junior Mathematical Society on
Thursday, Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m. Room
3201 A.H. The meeting is open to the
Weekly Reading Hour: At the
Thursday, Jan. 23, meeting of the
Weekly Reading Hour, to be held at
4:00 p.m., Room 205 Mason Hall, Miss
Margaret W. Brackett, '37, will read
"Happiness," by Maupassant, to be
followed by a series of monologues
in which the following students will
participate: C. W. Batchelder, grad.,