T H ME R ICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1936
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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Representatives: National Advertising Service, Inc., 420
Madison Ave., New York City; 400 N. Michigan Ave.,
over the subject of required drill. The bill is called
"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for
making further and more effectual provisions for
the national defense, and for other purposes,' ap-
proved June 3, 1916, and to establish military jus-
tice, to limit its application in the case of civil
educational institutions and those offering elec-
tive courses in military training." The wording of
the bill was exactly the same in the two sub-
mitted by Mr. Nye and Mr. Kvale.
It is suggested in the bill that the original act,
approved in 1916, and again in 1920 calling for mil-
itary education be amended to read that there
shall be military education at no institution "until
such institution shall have satisfied the Secretary
of War that enrollment in such unit (except in
the case of essentially military schools) is elective
and not compulsory; and is hereby further amend-
ed by striking out the words 'or compulsory' imme-
diately following the word 'elective' ... "
That this bill is important there can be no doubt.
The Army and Navy Register, in regard to it, la-
ments, "The R.O.T.C. is on the spot. It is at the
parting of the ways. If this Nye-Kvale measure
becomes a law, it will be as dead as a dodo in a few
years . . . That has been the experience at schools
where it has been made elective." That this ob-
jection to the bill is not justified is proven by the
fact that at Boston University and C.C.N.Y., where
military training was made voluntary in 1926, both
units still flourish. The passage of the Nye-Kvale
bill will not, then weaken the national defense
system in any way. The war department, is of
course, strongly against the amendment.
On the other hand, there are important edu-
cators who are giving the amendment their full
support. Says Prof. John Dewey of Columbia
University, "Military training in schools cannot
be defended on the grounds of physical training.
From the military standpoint, it is entirely neg-
ligible. Its real purpose is to create a state of
mind which is favorable to militarism and war."
This bill should certainly receive the support of
all thinking persons. Military training should not
be abolished in the schools and colleges that al-
ready give it, but on the other hand it should
be put on an elective basis with other courses.
It is very hard to find a, plausible reason to explain
why a student seeking a higher education in time
of peace should be drafted for military training of
The Conning Tower
EDITORI AL DEFARTMENT
BOARD OF EDITORS
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ASSOCIATE EDITOR ...............JOHN J. LAHERTrY
ASSOCIATE EDITOR .............. THOMAS |. GROERN
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t ublication 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;
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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 Departmen : Josephine T. McLean, Chairman;
Dorothy Briscoe, Josephine M. Cavanagh Florence H.
Davies, Mario. T. Holden, Charlotte D. Rueger, Jewel W.
SINESS MANAGER ..........GEORGE H. ATHERTON
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Willis Tomlinson; Contracts, Stanley Joffe; Accounts,
Edward Wohlgemuth; Circulation and National Adver-
tising, John Park; Classified Advertising and Publica-
tions, Lyman Bittman.
NIGHT EDITOR: CLINTON B. CONGER
Apology To The
Michigan State News. .
The editors suggest that before reading this
editorial the squibfrom the Michigan State News,
reprinted under As Others See It on this page,
THE MICHIGAN STATE NEWS wins
the argument. The Daily stands
corrected and eats humble pie for inferences which,
taken from its news columns, were understood to
represent its views.
Admitting the story about Konrad Bercovici may
not have been the zenith in journalism, we respect-
fully point out that a sense of humor might do
wonders for the editors of the News, so good for
the spleen you know.
Perhaps it was because we have a certain pride
in our University that we whimsically pointed out
Mr. Berovici's slight error in fact, but perhaps
the News editors would not understand pride in
There is no malice for Michigan State College on
this campus, the term "cow college" has almost
completely disappeared from our vocabulary. We
appreciate the fact that agriculture is a very im-
portant and highly respectable branch of educa-
tion and that Michigan State excells in many other
fields, such as home economics.
The University of Michigan has never based its
sole claim to national recognition upon the record
of its football team, although we are very proud
of that record. The amount of blowing that the
Michigan State News does about their ,team's de-
feat of Michigan has made us very proud. Our
football team is reported to have won three na-
tional championships, several Big Ten champion-
ships, and its record with a neighboring school for
the past 20 years is very outstanding. In that time
our team won 16 games, tied 2 and lost 2.
However, what gives us our greatest sense of
pride in the University is not our superb national
and sectional football record, but the esteem in
which we are held by educators. Our University
is far from perfect; after all there are five schools
in the United States ranked ahead of us in emi-
nence; we are only sixth. But then, perhaps the
Michigan State News would not understand a pride
The University may be guilty of mass production,
whatever that means. If it means that work here
is very easy, we have yet to account for the great
amount of knee shaking at the approach of finals.
The News says that several philanthropists gave
us a law school, but The Daily believes that one
man, William D. Cook, gave it to us and we have
always been very thankful to him. We are also
proud of our new graduate school, now under con-
struction, that was made possible through the
lenerosity of the late Horace Rackham. We can
somehow picture how mad, the editors of the
Michigan State News would be if someone gave,
their school several million dollars for anything.
We repeat our apologies to contemporaries on
the Michigan Stae News and can only hope that'
our future mistakes will be met with such friendly,
courteous and constructive criticism as they have
offered in this case.
As Others See It
"Satire" From The University
(From The Michigan State News)
In the upper right hand corner of The Michigan
Daily is a little headline: "Bercovici Was Really
Bewildered This Time." The story follows:n -
"Konrad Bercovici has committed the unpar-
donable sin in the eyes of the University of Michi-
"Writing 'This Too Free America' in the current
issue of Good Housekeeping, Bercovici refers to a
Hollander of western Michigan who sent his son
to the University of Michigan - to study Agri-
culture! The University of Michigan was confused
with Michigan State.
"But then he has a passable excuse : He was
born in Roumania."
The University writer who thought he was being
clever overlooked the fact that the article was en-
titled, not "This Too Free America" but "America,
The Land of the Too Free," and appeared not in a
current issue but in an issue which appeared last
It may seem to the Michigan writer that to have
his college confused with Michigan State is grossly
insulting. In view of the fact that the University's
only claim for national recognition now lies in its
supremely terrible football record and its desire
to have a few additional defeats at the hands of
Notre Dame, this is hardly understandable.
Michigan at one time was honored because they
had a football team; now they have only a sta-
dium. At one time they were educational pioneers;
now they are noted only for mass-production
methods. If several philanthropists had not given
them a law school, their only reason for existence
would be to keep the little town of Ann Arbor alive
during the winter months.
It may seem to the Michigan writer, too, that
Bercovici, being a foreigner by birth, would think
it logical for a son to go to the University of Michi-
gan for--agriculture! It is more probable that
only if Bercovici were still a foreigner would he
advocate sending a son to the University of Michi-
gan for anything.
Sixteen To Seven
(From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
SIXTEEN Republican Senators voted for passage
of the soldier bonus bill over the President's
veto; only seven voted to sustain the veto. That
is, about 70 per cent of the Republican party
strength in the Senate was thrown in favor of
One of those voting for the bonus was McNary
of Oregon, leader of the Senate Republicans.
Among the others were such party stalwarts
as Barbour of New Jersey, Carey of Wyoming,
Davis of Pennsylvania, Dickinson of Iowa, Gib-
son of Vermont, Metcalf of'Rhode Island, Steiwer
of Oregon and White of Maine.
We shall await with interest the views of these
gentlemen on what we had understood to be the
demand of the Republican party for sharp cur-
tailment of Federal expenditures and immediate
steps toward the balancing of the budget.
Not so long ago in St. Louis, Mr. Dickinson
eloquently assailed the spending policies of the
Roosevelt administration. Shaking a warning
finger at his audience, he said: "Don't forget!
It's you, and you, and you, who are backing the
principal and interest on all these bonds." He was
at his sarcastic best in describingbthe Matanuska
We shall await with particular interest the
(By Loretta Roche and Wm. Shakespeare)
When icicles hang by the wall
I do not like their look at all.
When all about the wind doth blow.
With lightsome heart I do not go.
When birds sit brooding in the snow,
It shows how little birds can know.
In fact, for I cannot see a reason
For approving of this season.
"A platform on which dissenting Democrats as
well as Republicans could stand," said our Mr.
Albert L. Warner yesterday, "including emphasis
on constitutionalism, sound money, economy and
retreat from bureaucracy, was the first object of
the Republican leaders." Our Stresses-and-
Strains expert says "That ain't no platform;
that's a tightrope."
When the man you like switches from what he
said a year ago, or four years ago, he is a broad-
minded person who has courage enough to change
his mind with changing conditions. When a
man you don't like does it, he is a liar who has
broken his promise.
And Republicans and Democrats, two weeks
from tomorrow, will quote the Gettysburg Ad-
dress, to prove that Lincoln would have been
on their side.
I Remember Once in, Gaul
How well do I remember once in Gaul
At Mercy Farm one smiling summer day,
The postured men who, grim and silent, sat
As though in peaceful solitude, but all
Were dead. Perhaps, in some communique
Their names were listed and mis-spelled at that.
These dead had sprung from out my native place,
Manhattan, yes, three thousand miles away.
They'd known its avenues, streets, its Central
Played baseball, cops and robbers, prisoners' base.
And there among a Frenchman's unmown hay
They sat unsung, unnoticed, stiff and stark.
How many floors were scrubbed to cleanliness,
How many hods were carried stories high
To furnish these, when babes, their food and dress
That they might march to battle and to die.
L. J. MULHEARN
Last Friday we wondered who got the Inter-
national Mercantile Marine Company's job that
John Jacob Astor 3rd resigned from. Evidently
his going left no vacuum, for Jack Gold, Brook-
lyn, writes: "I went to the International Mer-
cantile Marine office as soon as I found out that
Astor had left. I was told that there was no job
open." It is possible that young Mr. Astor was
A girl should think a long time before she
marries a man who is, as they used to say in
"Pinafore," "a very imperfect ablutioner."
- Dorothy Dix.
MissDix, despair, likewise go to! Or is Pooh-
Bah so versatile that he strays into other operas?
Word comes from the President Emeritus of
the Proofroom Eluders, Reinald Werrenrath, en-
closing a letter addressed to Reginold Wrenwrath.
Somewhere hidden in the world
Exists a thing complete,
The ultimate in a fernseed curled,
All whole, compact, and neat.
Sunk beneath the seven seas,
Or at the rain bow's foot,
In Altair or the Pleiades,
The Polar absolute.
Travel fast and travel far;
Daylight will not last.
Hitch your wagon to a star;
Dig below the frost.
Fairies know it, and the sprites,
And all the little elves.
They dance to it on summer nights,
And keep it to themslves.
Fair as dreams of paradise -
Lovelier than these,
Guarded by the sharp-set eyes
Of jealous deities.
Age looks on youth, and youth on age,
And each with eagerness,
The questioning lad, the seeking sage;
And neither will confess.
They search the living and the dead,r
And track down folly, sorrow;
The thing they press flies on ahead-
Tomorrow and tomorrow.
What is it they are looking for?
And wherefore it is hid?
No man may know, yet evermore
Must seek the god-forbid.
O beautiful and beautiful,
Foxfire and solar flame,
Mirage of the immutable
That has no house or name! G.A.
Secretary of the New York Conservation Coun-
cil is N. Marks Bump, and nobody but Frank
Sullivan thinks that he is kin to X. M. Spot.
If we have another war with Germany, we
may have to call sauer-kraut Liberty League
AT THE MICHIGAN
'MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY'
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture star-
ring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable.
with Franchot Tone. Herbert Mundin.
Eddie Quilan, Dudley Digges, and Don-
Charles Laughton's almost too per-
fect characterization of the despic-
able Captain Bligh, the splendor of
the entire production, Clark Gable
as Fletcher Christian and Franchot
Tone as Midshipman Byam feature
the cinema history of H.M.S. Bounty.
It is a picture that has all the ele-
ments that go to make up an enjoy-
able and moving drama, with lavish
scenery and an enormous cast. The
photography of the Bounty at sea de-
serves particular mention as being
Laughton exemplifies the old order
of British sea captains who, in the
latter part of the eighteenth century,
got work from their men through
generous use of a cat o' nine tails in-
stead of through understanding and
kindred feeling. He fills his role so
well that it is impossible not to hate
him and feel that nothing would be
more pleasant than to see him drawn
and quartered. Laughton has been
an inhuman person before but this
time he surpasses all previous ef-
forts, leering and bullying until any-
thing but mutiny on the ship would
have been a surprise.
Clark Gable as Lieutenant Chris-
tian also stands out as the long-suf-
fering junior officer who is finally
driven to the breaking point by the
endless brutality of his captain. He
brings to the part the exact type of
personality one would expect in
Christian and the audience suffers
with him when he fights his natural
impulses to throttle Bligh. Franchot
Tone as Byam, a newcomer to the
sea, also does one of his best pieces
of acting as the friend of Christian
and the youngster of the two-year
voyage. In smaller parts Tommy, a
youngster impressed into the service
and forced to leave his wife and baby
against his will, and the cook, Her-
bert Mundin, deserve special mention.
The two native princesses who fur-
nish the heart interest for Christian
and Byam in their island paradise are
very talented and very beautiful, and
fill their parts with contagious fresh-
ness and enthusiasm.1
The picture tells the story of the
voyage of the Bounty from Ports-
mouth to Tahiti to transfer bread
plants to the West Indies. Bligh's
cruelty obtains throughout until the
men are so maddened that they over-
throw the officers and cast them
adrift, with the exception of Chris-
tian and Byam. The mutineers re-
turn to Tahiti and Christian later
goes on to Pitcairn where he and his
friends settle forever. Byam is ar-
rested and triedfor mutiny and it is
his trial that brings about the new
spirit in the British fleet.
By all means this is a picture that
one cannot afford to miss.
By GENE REICHERT
EDITOR'S NOTE: Gene Reichert is
a former University student now in
Los Angeles. He is writing this column
exclusively for The Daily.
Like the man who started the frog
farm and soon found all the water
crowded out of his pond, Charlie
Ruggles is up to his waist in a sea of
terriers -Scotties, Ayreshires, fox,
wirehaired, and on through the list.
He started his kennel business in a
very quiet way out on his valley
estate. Now he's had to buy three
and a half more acres, just to have
room enough. Seems to be doing all
right, though. Won 88 championship
ribbons of assorted shades at various
shows last year.
The ultimate goal of Gene Ray-
mond (who, incidentally, says he
prefers blondes) is to had an inde-
pendent producing unit at a major
Hollywood studio. As a transition
step from acting to producing, he
hopes to direct a number of feature
"I want to keep progressing," says
Gene. "I believe an actor can go only
so far, and when I reach that peak I
intend to step into a new field. I want
to direct, and ultimately produce pic-
He sets no definite time limit on
his acting career.
"I don't think that is feasible," he
said, "but I feel sure I will know when
I have gone as far as I can, and I
certainly have no intention of out-
lasting my welcome on the screen."
In the interim, he is studying for
his future activities.
"I make it a point to study the
methods of the various directors with
whom I work," he said. "I am also
studying music, languages, and liter-
ature and devoting as much time as
I can to learning the technical end
of picture production. Study itself is
fthe important thing. It keeps the
mind active and is a spur to ambi-
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the
University. Copy received at the office of the Assstant to the President
until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 1936
VOL. XLVI No. 90
Registration Notice: During the
period from Wednesday noon to Fri-
day noon (Feb. 12-14) students may
register only for themselves individ-
ually with the following two excep-'
(1) The registrant may bring the
registration blanks of one or more
fellow students whose names fall
within the same published alphabet-
icl subdivision as his own.
(2) He may register for students
outside his own alphabetical group
(not for himself) during the period
or periods alphabetically allotted to
such other student or students.
Obviously if registrations were to
be attempted in more than one al-
phabetical group at once the whole
endeavor to save time by the alpha-
betical grouping would break down.
During Friday afternoon or Sat-
urday morning, registrants may reg-
ister for others besides themselves, as
these two half days have not been al-
lotted to any specific group.
This announcement is to clarify
any misunderstandings which have
arisen and to cancel any announce-
ments contrary hereto.
Shirley W Smith, Vice-
President and Secretary.
To Faculty and Students: Atten-
tion is called to the following By-
Laws adopted by the Board of Re-
gents in September, 1934:
"Students should realize that their
enrollment in the University carries
with it obligations in regard to con-
duct, not only inside but also out-
side the classroom, and they are ex-
pected to conduct themselves so as to
be a credit both to themselves and
to the University. They are amen-
able to the laws governing the com-
munity as well as to the rules and
orders of the University and Uni-
versity officials, and are expected to
observe the standards of conduct ap-
proved by the University.
Whenever a student, group of stu-
dents, society, fraternity or other
student organization fails to observe
the principles of conduct as above
outlined, or conducts himself or it-
self in such a manner as to make
it apparent that he or it is not a de-
sirable member of the University, he
or it shall be liable to disciplinary
Attention is also called to the fol-
lowing announcement made by the
University Committee on Student
Conduct in September, 1934:
"It is the opinion of the University
that the use of intoxicating liquors
in a fraternity house has a tendency
to impair the morale of the organiza-
tion and is contrary to the best in-
terests of both the fraternity itself
and of the University."
Joseph A. eBursey, Chairman
University Committee on
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-
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.
Notice: The Executive Committee
of the Interfraternity Council, hav-
ing arrived at the following action,
which action having been approved
by the Senate Committee on Student
affairs, does call the special notice of
the fraternities to Article 7, Section
1, paragraph I, which reads as fol-
"Notice that meetings of the Ex-
ecutive Committee have been held
shall be posted in the immediately
following issue of The Daily Official
Bulletin. If no objections to any of
the decisions of the Committee are
voiced within the next forty-eight
hours, all action taken by the Com-
mittee shall be taken as final."
The action of the Executive Com-
mittee is quoted below:
Section 1. Fraternity dances shall
not be held during term time on other
than Friday or Saturday nights or
on the night preceding a University
holiday. Friday night dances and
dances preceding holidays shall close
not later than one a.m. Saturday
night dances shall close not later
than twelve o'clock midnight.
Section 2. House parties shall be-
gin not earlier than Friday at one
p.m. and end not later than six p.m.
of the following Sunday.
Chaperons shall be chosen for all
social functions of the several fra-
ternities as is' provided in the follow-
ing existing rules, except that in
cases of overnight house-parties not
more than one couple shall be re-
quired to be in residence in the chap-
ter house, this couple to be designat-
ed in the application for permission
for the party.
(1) There shall be at least two
married couples as chaperons for any
for a party must be accompanied by
the written approval of the financial
advisor of the fraternity.
3). Application for permission,
accompanied by the written accep-
tances of the chaperons shall be sub-
mitted to the Dean of Students on or
before the Monday preceding the
The Interfraternity Council dis-
approves of the presence of intoxi-
cating liquors in a fraternity house
and endorses the opinion of the Uni-
versity "that the use of intoxicating
liquor within a fraternity house has
a tendency to impair the morale of
the organization and is contrary to
the best interest of the fraternity it-
self and the University." Any un-
gentlemanly conduct, on the part of
members or guests, either in the
chapter house or on the premises,
due to the use of intoxicating liquor
or due to any other reason, shall be
reported by the president of the fra-
ternity as is provided for in Article
IV and the Executive Committee shall
thereupon investigate the case and
take any necessary disciplinary ac-
Responsibility for the conduct of
the members of the party and for the
enforcement of these rules shall rest.
with the president of each fraternity,
respectively. If the president be ab-
sent, he shall appoint a member who
will be present to be his representa-
tive. But the ultimate responsibility
shall remain with the president. The
president shall report any infraction
of these rules to the Secretary-Treas-
urer of the Interfraternity Council
within twenty-four hours,
Permissionbfor a fraternity house-
party shall be given only after ar-
rangements have been made for the
members to move out of the house, if
the women guests are to remain over-
Before permission be granted to
any group to hold a house-party, a
copy of these regulations must be
presented to the Secretary-reasurer
of the Interfraternity Council with
the following clauses signed by the
President and authorized representa-
tive of that group as designated by
Article IV of these regulations.
I, the undersigned, an authorized
representative of .............. fra-
ternity, with a thorough understand-
ing of the above regulations and the
immediate responsibility placed in me
do pledge the..............fram
ternity to abide and be bound by
I, the undersigned, president of
the .............. with a thorough
understanding of the above regula-
tions and the ultimate responsibility
placed in me, do pledge the........
....... fraternity to abide and be
bound by these regulations.
Paul W. Philips, Secretary-
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.
Report of Executive Committee, H.
Report from University Council, V.
Report of Deans' Conferences, E. H.
Resolution concerning Professor
Moses Gomberg, G. R. LaRue.
Special Order: Recommendations
of the Degree Programs Committee.
Discussion of the Slosson Resolu-
So c i al 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
Undergraduate women who are
changing their residence or their
room are requested not to move until
Feb. 13 or 14.
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.
University Bureau of Appoint-
ments: All those students registered
with the Bureau who are leaving
school at the end of the semester are
reminded that they should leave a
change of address at the office, 201
Mason Hall; also that if they-have
not checked up on their records or.
had a personal interview, they should
take care of this before leaving.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
mAnt and OccunationnI Infrmafin
T HE ISSUE of compulsory military
education, though a dead one on
this campus, is still of great importance to many
schools and colleges throughout the country. Of