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T THE MICHIGAN DAILY"

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1938

U

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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MANAGING EDITOR .............THOMAS H. KLEENE
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NIGHT EDITOR: ELSIE A. PIERCE
Senator Borah's
Candidacy. .
B ECAUSE we have a high regard
for William E. Borah and because
we feel that candidates of both parties should be
the cream of the crop, we are inclined to favor
the senior senator from Idaho for the Republican
presidential nomination.
Not that we are convinced the Senator will take
the G.O.P. nomination if it is offered him. On the
contrary, there is every evidence that he may not.
A great many politicians feel that Borah's only
interest in the pre-convention campaign is to de-.
feat the candidacy of Herbert Hoover. But on
the other hand, there is his statement that he will
take it if he can, and under the surface there are
any number of indications that there is a definite
Borah-for-President movement under way.
Although we mean no disrespect to any of the
other gentlemen in the running for the Republican
nomination, it is our opinion that Senator Borah
is not only the most experienced and most com-
petent of the lot but also that he would make the
best run. A liberal, popular throughout the coun-
try at large, in many ways an independent, yet he
has been and is a strong party man. Should the
Cleveland convention indorse him this June,
despite the fact that Eastern money interests would
oppose him, there can be little doubt that he would
receive the full backing of the party organization.
Our inclination toward Senator Borah is based
on a number of reasons. First he is a tried states-
man, and on occasion after occasion has demon-
strated his ability. Second, his long record as a
liberal and yet a supporter of true constitutional
government is unusual. Third, because of these
things he has the confidence of the people of all
parties. Four, he is opposed by the American Lib-
erty League.
Against this it is argued that Senator Borah is
70 years old. It is true this is older than the
majority of our presidents have been. But the
senator remains the outstanding orator of the
day. His record of proposing and supporting con-
structive legislation and of opposing bad legislation
has not diminished in recent years. And he is just
as vigorous today in his defense of real liberty and
as sprightly in his understanding of the social
forces at work in our political and economic sys-
tem as he was 25 years ago.
Senator Borah may not take the Republican

nomination. He may not even have a chance to
take it. But our guess is that he will get it if he
wants it, and if he does, we see no reason why
he will not make the ideal Republican candidate
to guarantee strong opposition to President Roose-
velt this November.
Can Corress
Insure Neutrality? . .
N OW THAT the smoke has partially
1Ncleared away from the Nye Senate
investigation, Congress is considering the impor-
tant business of enacting a statute to ensure neu-
trality. But is a Congressional law any real guar-
antee of neutrality or is it not possible that such
a law could plunge us into the war it seeks to
keep us out of?
From our past history one of the causes of our
becoming involved in war has been because we have
sought to protect our neutral rights. Take the

about at the end of my patience with Great Britain
and the Allies.. . Can we any longer endure their
intolerable course?"
German submarines preying upon our shipping,
in this case, turned the tide in favor of the Allies
and overbalanced the property losses sustained
because of the British.
Our neutrality policy, although not providing
protection for citizens on the ships of the bellig-
erent nations, would probably accord protection
to those sailing in our ships or those of another
neutral country. Let one of these ships be searched
or an American citizen hurt or killed and our gov-
ernment, even under our neutrality, would voice a
protest.
If the nations involved did nothing about the
protest and the same situation arose another pro-
test would be sent, again asserting our rights as a
neutral nation. Such protests, as in 1916, might
eventually lead to war. But we would have entered
the war to protect our neutral rights, as set down
in our policy.
Look at the neutrality policy concerning con-
trabands of war. If any of our ships bearing
cargo for any of the warring nations were thrown
overboard, we would again protest about our
rights as a neutral nation being infringed. Just
as in 1916, we would go to war to protect the rights
of American business and the freedom of the seas,
a right of strict neutrality.
Perhaps the only way to really guarantee neu-
trality in a war assuming proportions of a world
conflagration is by international agreeemnts. Such
agreements would have to mean something. They
could not merely be violated at the convenience of
one of the parties.
Unfortunately such agreements are practically
impossible, judging from the degree of interna-
tional cooperation at the present time, and thus
neutrality under such agreements would be im-
possible.
But history has shown that the acts of Congress
to protect our neutrality have also been the basis
for some of the reasons of our going to war. It will
be absolutely necessary that Senator Nye and his
aides look carefully and reflectively at the past.
They must formulate some plan which will take
care of the faults shown by past policies. Then,
and only then, should they sponsor some bill on
neutrality, if such a bill should be sponsored at all.
Educational
Note..
43OSTED on one of the bulletin
boards in Angell Hall is a notice for
the sale of a set of notes covering a complete course
for the sum of five dollars! These notes are com-
prehensive enough to "insure a B. If they are
memorized, they may bring an A."
No more need we students of Michigan pursue
the long, tedious routine of going to classes and
studying during the semester! All we need do now
is to buy a set of notes from some enterprising
"student," study them carefully until we know
them cold, and we are assured of getting a satis-
factory grade.
Four years of this and our college education will
be successfully completed!
In a previous editorial we advocated a change in
the system of marking at the University because
of the many evil effects and the practices which
it permits. The one just mentioned is one of the
prime evils arising from the system.
The more desirable system would give either a
passing or failing grade to the student at the end
of the semester. But the professor would have
to ascertain if the student is industrious or just
lazy. Then a student would not be able to pass a
course from borrowed notes and be judged on a
level with those who really want an education and
work for it.
Hockey was first played in America in 1901,
starting at Vassar, Bryn Mawr, Smith and - Har-
vard Summer School!
Approval of a fund of $1,983,000 for radio edu-
cation has been given by Pres. Roosevelt.

[ Te. Conning Tower]
THE DIARY OF OUR OWN SAMUEL PEPYS
Saturday, January 18
LAY UNTIL nine o'clock, and so hastened to take
Miss Katherine Wead to the Westport station,
and what with great sheets of ice forming on the
windshield, I could not see an inch ahead of me on
the road until I opened windshield, and the roads
so icy that it took me thirty-five minutes to go
nine miles. Thence home, and all the afternoon at
work, domestick, political and literary, and went
to bed early but rose to listen to W. Lippmann's
broadcast, and he said that this nation, learning a
lesson not only from the neutrality experience of
the World War but also from the debates in Wash-
ington now about why we entered the war, and
who wanted us to enter, and whether indeed we
should have entered. Yet there are those, he said,
who would have us be inelastic about the possible
next war, albeit nobody can say who will fight
against whom or who will be allied with whom, or
whether such a war will be fought on land or
sea or in the air.
Sunday, January 19
YESTERDAY I read that Rudyard Kipling had'
died' and it saddened me, as he was a great
influence on millions of readers, and for that
matter on non-readers. And a tremendous influ-
ence on writers, many of whom would not ever
know that he was an influence on them. For in
many ways he was a trail-blazer, and it is a truth
that those who ride along the smooth highway no
longer remember the man but for whom there
would be no road at all. And I am indignant
against these critics and poets who speak conde-
scendingly of Kipling as a mere balladist, or a
journalist-poet. As though anybody at all could
write a mere ballad! And so I was for writing a
long piece of journalistic verse myself, which God
knoweth is the only kind that I can write, and
never yet have I seen a piece of verse or prose that
I thought too good to print in a newspaper, as I
have said many times, and feel more strongly about
each year. So I set this down:
I scoff at those who call it prose, who chafe at the
chains or rhyme,
Who think that they could have been R. K. if
they'd only taken the time.
They've often hissed "Imperialist," and called him
a bard of news;
I demand that they quit, for few are fit to shine
the Kipling shoes.
The Kings depart, but the poet's heart beats until
time is through-
And he was a poet, a regular poet, poet and jour-
nalist too.
So the snow fell till it was more than two feet
high in many of the drifts, and I feared lest I might
not get to my office until too late, so drove to the
station and got off the road only once, and at the
station met Max Aley who tells me he hath bought
a farm in Fairfield. So to the city, and all the eve-
ning at work.

r AWashington
BYSTAN---
TASHINGTON, Jan . 29- Aside
from the amusement he un-
doubtedly derived from matching wits
with the press over what he was going
to do about the bonus payment bill,
President Roosevelt very possibly was
cocking an eye also at the impending
Liberty League dinner when he sent
in his novel velo message. The
timing was too nice in that regard
to escape such aconclusion.
Here was at least one presidential
action the leaguers must approve,
however fire breathing against all
other "new deal" measures or phil-
osophy their spokesmen proved to be.
Tf0BEAR OUT that idea of why
the veto was sent just when it+
was, it should be recalled that the.
senate was in recess that Friday and
not to reconvene until Monday. Con-
gressional action on the veto could
not be completed until the following'
week in any case. Why, then, the
rush to get the veto to the house
on Friday, unless the league dinner
Saturday had something to do'
with it?
From that point of view, the
President's novel procedure of send-
ing up a handwritten message and a'
brief one at that, merely citing his
former "convictions" as to the un-
wisdom of the bill, looms as just
one of those little gestures Mr. Roose-
velt likes to make.
REPUBLICAN reaction to the veto
had been outlined by the party
campaign spokesman in the Senate,
Hastings of Delaware, even before
the President and Democratic leaders+
in congress were playing a neat polit-
ical game of "heads, I win-tails, you
lose," working both sides of the polit-
ical street. They would claim party
credit for paying the bonus and at+
the same time claim presidential
credit for attempting to defeat the
bill, Hastings held.
It works out this way: Bonus
beneficiaries denied payment might
gang-up against anybody from the;
President down who had a hand in1
their disappointment. With their
baby bonds in hand, they would
be apt to forget all about the Wash-
ington who's who of the bonus bill
business. Both Mr. Roosevelt and
the hardy band of house and senate
"no" voters could find consolation
in that thought.,
AT THE MAJESTIC
"PETER IBBETSON"
A Paramount picture starring Gary
Cooper and Ann Harding with Ida
Lupino, John Haliday, Douglas Dum-
brifle, Dickie Moore. and Virginia
Weidler.
The most surprising thing about
this picture is that it hasbeen trans-
ferred to the screen with such suc-
cess, considering that the story deals
with very intangible aspects of unus-
ual lives. It is fantastic and unbe-
lievable, but it is done so well that
an audience is able to rise to the
mystic plane reached by those in the
story, and if not overly critical, enjoy
the portrayal in spite of its variations
from the normal experience.
Two things make this possible: the
fine acting of Cooper and Miss Hard-
ing and the flawless direction and
photography. Mechanically the pic-
ture has perfection, and if there are
points at which one may feel inclined
to scoff it is only because of the dif-
ficulty that is natural when an at-
tempt is made to bring the spiritual
to a visual status.

Gary Cooper adds greatly to his
laurels as a dramatic actor in a role
that requires unlimited power, and
Ann Harding never falters in acting
her part tenderly and convincingly.
Dickie Moore and his little girl friend
both do well in the early part of the
picture and John Halliday's small role
finds him as stiff-backed as one could
wish.
The story traces the life of Peter
from the time when he is 8 years
old to his deathin a British prison.
He is separated from his childhood
sweetheart when his mother dies in
Paris, and taken to London by an
uncle. The hurt remains and
throughout his life he never ceases
to dream of her and long for her,
although he has everything else that
one could want. His profession is
architecture and he is commissioned
to do some work for the Duke of
Towers, whose wife turns out to be
the Mary of his youth. When they
attempt to go back to their former
status the duke tries to kill Peter,
but the formeir is killed instead
and Peter is sent to prison for life.
At this point the dream fantasy
comes in, and in spite of the prison
walls Peter and Mary both dream the
same things simultaneously and
their spirits are reunited in the
world that they have both loved.
Death claims them both in their old
age and they go to a greater happi-
ness, the culmination of a love that
has been ageless and unconquerable.
The picture may easily be dlassed
as a "tear-jerker" by those members
of the freshman class who find such

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin is const rueie notice to all members of the
University. Copy received atthe oltice of the Assistant to'the President
'until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 1936

3:15- 3:30 Bem to Boe inclusive
Friday, Feb. 14, 1936

VOL. XLVI

No. 89

Notices
LaVerne Noyes Scholarships: Hold-
ers of LaVerne Noyes Scholarships
during the first semester should in-
terview Dr. Frank E. Robbins, 1021
Angell Hall, at once if they desire
scholarship aid for the second se-
mester.
Graduate Students: Elizabeth Clay
Howald Scholarship announced by
Ohio State University, stipend $3000
per annum. Detailed announcement
in Graduate School office. Applica-
tions must be filed by March first.
Faculty Meeting, College of Litera-
ture, Science and Arts: The regular
February meeting of the Faculty of
the College of Literature, Science and
the Arts, will be held in Room 1025
AH Monday afternoon, Feb. 3, be-
ginning at 4:10 o'clock.
Agenda:
Report of Executive Committee, H.
D. Curtis.
Report from University Council, V.
W. Crane.
Report of Deans' Conferences, E. H.
Kraus.
Resolution concerning Professor
Moses Gomberg, G. R. LaRue.
Special Order: Recommendations
of the Degree Programs Committee.
Discussion of the Slosson Resolu-
tion.
Faculty, School of Education: The
February meeting of the Faculty will
be held on Monday, Feb. 10 (instead
of February 3) at 12 o'clock noon at
the Michigan Union.
All Men Students: Students intend-
ing to change their rooms at the end
of the present semester are hereby
reminded that according to the Uni-
versity agreements they are to inform
their landladies of such intention at
least two weeks prior to the close of
the semester, Friday, Feb. 14. It is
advised that notice of such intention
to move be made at once.
J. A. BURSLEY, Dean
University Women: The closing
hour for University women attending
the J-Hop will be 3:30 a.m. If they
also plan to attend a breakfast af-
terward, the closing hour will be
4:30.
Alice C. Lloyd, Dean of
Women.
S o c i a l Directors, Chaperons,
Househeads; University Women:
Girls may obtain out-of-town per-
mission from their househeads for
absence from Ann Arbor between ex-
aminations and after they have
finished all examinations.
There shall be no over-night guest
in any approved undergraduate house
or dormitory during the examination
period.
Undergraduate women who are
changing their residence or their
room are requested not to move until
Feb. 13 or 14.
University Women who are attend-
ing the President's Ball may apply
for late permission at the Office of
the Dean of Women.
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 meet these appoint-
ments will result in serious conges-
tion during the registration period.
Please bring with you the print of
your record which you received last
summer.
Hours 10-12; 2-4 daily.
FG, Thursday, Jan. 30.
R. C. Hussey,
J. H. Hodges, Sophomore
Academic Counselors.
REGISTRATION
A new system will be used at the

Gymnasiums in February, which is
intended to eliminate the necessity of
students standing in line for long
periods of time. The Student Body
has been divided into groups (alpha-
betically) and each group has been
allotted a definite time when all stu-
dents in that group will be admitted
to the Gymnasiums. The schedule
follows:
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1936
1:00-1:30 He to Hof inclusive. 1
1:30-1:45 Hog to Hz inclusive j
1:45-2:00 I to Joh inclusive
2:00-2:15 Jol to Ken inclusive
2:15-2:30 Keo to Kol inclusive
2:30-2:45 Kom to Lap inclusive
2:45-3:00 Lar to Le inclusive
3:00-3:15 Li to Lz inclusive
3:15-3:30 Mc and Mac inclusive
Thursday, Feb. 13, 1936

8:00-
8:15-
8:30-
8:45-
9:00-
9:15-
9:30-

8:15
8:30
8:45
9:00
9:15
9:30
9:45

Bof to Bre inclusive
Bri to Bz inclusive
C to Cha inclusive
Che to Col inclusive
Coi to Cr inclusive
Cu to Dem inclusive
Den to Dr inclusive
Du to Er inclusive
Es to Fis inclusive
Fit to Fr inclusive
Fu to Gim inclusive
Gin to Gra inclusive
Gre to Hal inclusive
Ham to Haz inclusive

9:45-10:00
10:00-10:15
10:15-10:30
1,0:30-10:45
10:45-11:00
11:00-11:15
11:15-11:30

Monday, January 20
E ARLY UP, and to the office, and heard
Carlton R. Gardner, whom I once played
nis against, in San Francisco, in 1915, died
weeks ago today. And Maurice McLoughlin

that
ten-
two
was

my partner, but who Carl's was I forgot.
Tuesday, January 21
ALL THE NEWSPAPERS full of the death of the
King, and there will be a great period of
mourning in England, and I wonder whether the
loss from the closing of the theatres and the shops
would be borne by the employers or the workers,
or by both. So in the evening to see "Ethan
Frome," surpassingly good, and such fine acting
by Miss Pauline Lord and Mr. Raymond Massey as
seldom is seen anywhere; but Miss Ruth Gordon's
utter perfection, I thought, and Lord when the
glass dish broke I thought she conveyed as tragic
a bit of heartbreak as ever I saw done on the stage.
Ph.D.'s are almost certain job-tickets today, says
Northwestern University's placement bureau, with
starting salaries averaging $200 monthly.

Any student may register from 1:00
to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15, 1936
Any student may register from 8:00
to 12:00 noon.
Students who do not register by
12:00 noon, Saturday, Feb. 15, 1936,
will be assessed a late registration fee
of 50c per day, maximum fee $3.00.
The alphabetical feature of this
schedule will be changed each semes-
ter to give equal opportunity for early
registration to each student during
his course.
Note: Law and Medical Students
are not subject to the above regula-
tion for the second semester, due to
the fact that their registration periods
are on other dates.
S. W. Smith, Vice-President and
Secretary.
Academic Notices
E.E. 7a, Building Illumination will
have its final examination on Satur-
day, Feb. 1, at 2:00 p.m., Room 247,
West Engineering Building.
Music B140, Survey of Music in
America, will be given Tuesday and
Thursday at 2 o'clock in Room 312
Hill Auditorium.
Economics 51: There will be no lec-
tures today.
Political Science 1, final examina-
tion, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m. Stu-
dents will meet in rooms as indicat-
ed:
Cuncannon's sections, 205 M.H.
McCaffree's sections, CH.H.
Kalenbach's sections, 25 A.H.
Calderwood's sections, 35 A.H.
Dorr's sections, 1035 A.H.
Hindman's sections, BH.H.
Political Science 1, Special examin-
ation for students having conflicts
in their schedules:
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m., Room 35
A.H.
History 11, Lecture Section I: Final
examination Monday, Feb. 3, ,9-12.
Long's and Winnacker's discussion
sections in Natural Science Auditor-
ium; Scott's and Slossons in 1025
Angell Hall. Bring outline maps of
Europe as well as bluebooks.
History 91: Final examination
Monday, Feb. 2, 2-5 pm., in West
Physics Lecture Room.
Anthropology 103, The Mind of
Primitive Man, will meet in Room
231, Angell Hall, Friday, Jan. 31.
Sociology 54 will meet for the final
examination, Feb. 10 in the morning
in Room 25, Angell Hall.
R. C. Fuller.
Biological Chemistry 120: Dr. Lew-
.s will be unable to meet his class
this morning. Students are asked
to study carefully the assigned read-
ing on vitamins.
College of Literature, Science and
The Arts: Examinations in Mathe-
matics 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 will take place
Saturday, Feb. 8, 9-12 a.m. accord-
ing to the following schedule:
Anning, 1025 A.H.
Baxter, 25 A.H.
Coe, 1035 A.H.
Craig, 1025 A.H.
Dwyer, 35 A.H.
.Elder,25 A.H.
Ford, 1025 A.H.
Menge, 3011 A.H.
Nyswander, 1025 A.H.
Railford, 35 A.H.
Rainich, 1035 A.H.
C.' . Co.
The College of Architecture an-
nounces the two following courses for
the second semester:
Domestic Architecture and Hous-
ing: (Architecture 11) For students
of economics, sociology and city plan-
ning as well as for students in archi-
tecture. A survey of the trend in

house design and in mass housing,
prefabrication, and the use of syn-
thetic materials. TuTh, 2, or as ar-
ranged. Two hours credit. Associate
Professor Wells Bennett.
General Course in the History of
Architecture: (Architecture 15) The
aim of this course is to give students
seeking a liberal culture a survey of
the development of the' art of build-
ing. The temples, cathedrals, pal-
aces, and other characteristic monu-
ments of the ancient, medieval, ren-
aissance, and modern styles, their
design, sculpture, and painted dec-
orations will be studied by means of
lectures illustrated by the stereopti-
con, and collateral reading. This

I

What 'Contemporary' Should Be
By MARSHALL D. SHULMAN selves. Still untouched are some vital problems:
In his recent review of the latest Contemporary, that of student government, the proper housing of
Prof. Howard M. Jones, commenting on the pre- men, a true perspective of the problem of student
pon'derance of graduate contributors and the con- radicals, the function of fraternities and the pro-
sequent lack of vital interest in the magazine vision of proper facilities, the advancement of
among undergraduates, asks whether there is not faculty members on a basis of lineal measurement
a way to bring the publication down within the of bibliography, the subsidization of graduate stu-
sphere of undergraduate concern. dents with part-time teaching work at the expense
Professor Jones puts the editors into a perplex- of men employed as teachers, student-faculty rela-
ing position: while suggesting a greater use of tions, and many others which demand thoughtful
undergraduate material even at the risk of lower investigation.
standards, he is most critical of that part of the The failure to secure material of local pertinence,
magazine which is predominantly undergraduate- or to secure even a reading clientele, has not been
the verse and fiction. These selections were used entirely the fault of the editors. Even though cog-
because no others were submitted or available and nizant of their need, they are faced with a student
represent, presumably, the best work of undergrad- body whose interests are more adequately nour-
uates in this field and the probable level of the ished in Gargoyle. Without difficulty, the Gargoyle
magazine should an attempt be made to keep it can depend upon a sales list of several thousand,
an undergraduate publication. with little to sell it except a pseudo-daring exploi-
The essential consideration, however, should tation of campus personalities, but year after year,
not be whether the authors of the articles are grad- undergraduates have refused to be exhorted, lashed
uates or undergraduates. It is our opinion that or shamed into a sustaining interest in literary
Contemporary should always publish the best magazines at Michigan. From certain other col-
material available to it -the best not being the leges have come undergraduate publications of
most erudite, but that which combines the greatest decided value to American letters, and of so wide
readability with the highest workmanship. How and deep a scope as to make our own efforts seem
far have the editors fostered such a policy, and to puny.
what extent will the pursuance of it guarantee Reflection upon this failure, or a comparison
student interest? with similar publications, of other colleges, forces
Readability implies chiefly pertinence of con- us to the realization that our own inadequate
tent matter. With a somewhat idealized concep- conception of curricula, our electric-eye method of
tion of the nature of undergraduate interests, admission, our destruction of the liberal arts col-
Contemporary should be a forum of intelligent, lege by an attempt to have it do house-maid's
non-emotional debate of campus issues; it should service to all the educational needs of the state,
provide a medium for critical expression on ma- have produced as their inevitable result a student
terial of general cultural or social interest; it body of a cultural level which is little higher than
should offer stimulation and expression for creative that of the mass of people outside of the Univer-
literary efforts. The critical essays have been, as a sity.
rule, excellent; the imaginative efforts on the other Thus we suggest that Contemporary be brought

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