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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11,
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or grandfather, who sometimes is too old to think
The AAA is wrong or right on the same basis,
and Communism is simply horrible, when they
haven't the remotest idea what Communism is.
For all that a good many students actually know,
it is a doctrine of violent capitalism. (Don't get us
wrong. We think Communism is impractical and
unworkable, and we know why we think so, too.)
Impartial thinking is a hard job. Not everyone
can attain it, but we do think that most college
students can come fairly close to it after assiduous
practice, unless, of course, they are incurable
prudes who rejoice in disagreeing.
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.
Attention is called to the rule that un-
signed letters cannot be published. A num-
ber of letters recently received have not
been signed. Initials or pseudonyms will be
used if indicated, and wishes of correspon-
dents who prefer to remain anonymous will
be respected. - The Editors.
To the Editor:
I regret very much that the University of Mich-
igan has found it desirable to accept the invitation
to be represented at the 550th anniversary of the
founding of the University at Heidelberg. My re-
gret is not based on the fear that the National
Socialist Party will try to convert the anniversary
celebration into a political rally, but on considera-
tions of principle.
If the universities of the western world have de-
votedithemselves to any tradition, it has been the
tradition of liberal culture. It is the tradition
which has exalted the primacy of reason, the de-
velopment of international technology and scien-
tific culture, the value of freedom and individual-
ity, and faith in progress and humanitarianism.
The National Socialist Party is proud of its de-
liberate assault upon these principles which, among
other things, has resulted in the dismissal of
hundreds of Germany's leading scholars.
The invitation from Heidelberg forces the uni-
versities of the world to come to some decision as
to whether they wish to remain true to their liberal
heritage or whether they wish to embrace a new
philosophy of totalitarianism, racialism and na-
tionalism. The British universities have chosen
toe former. In so doing they have served notice
that the symbols of British academic life and tra-
dition are not available to the self-confessed de-
stroyers of the academic tradition of liberalism.
It may be interesting to recall that several years
ago when the duly elected governor of Mississippi
exercised his legal right to dismiss for political
reasons scores of professors and instructors in
state-controlled institutions, the accrediting
agencies of the universities and professional
schools took action to suspend these institutions.
Is there no parallel between this situation and the
German situation? To be sure, American univer-
sities cannot suspend the German universities
from membership in the international academic
community. The German government has already
Why has the University of Michigan accepted the
Heidelberg invitation? Was it just a thoughtless
and conventional acceptance? Or, was it an im-
plicit repudiation of the ideals of American uni-
versity life? If it was the former, it is not too
late to reconsider and to cancel the acceptance. If
it was the latter, it is of sufficient importance to
warrant much wider discussion by the entire Uni-
vesity Community - students, faculty, and ad-
-George L. Abernethy, Grad.
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NIGHT EDITOR: ELSIE A. PIERCE
O NE OF THE EARLIER propagand-
ists for the National Youth Admin-
istration, so the story goes, as told by Walter
Davenport in his article "Youth Won't Be Served"
in the March 7 Collier's magazine, went about the
country explaining what wonders might be ex-
pected of the government's firm intention of doing
something for "our dear, dear children - bless
This "Bless-Ums racket," so Mr. Davenport de-
scribes it, was created out of the need for some
sort of action, out of the broad sympathies of the
First Lady of the land and out of a welter of
social theories purporting to solve the problems of
"Fine as it was to keep boys and girls in high
schools and colleges, it was less inspiring to dis-
cover that there were large numbers of these
naturally perplexed youngsters who were learning
at first hand how to get something for nothing" is
one of the major criticisms Mr. Davenport launches
against the NYA.
This University disburses a considerable part of
NYA funds, and it is interesting to consider what
of truth there is in Mr. Davenport's critique of
the NYA as it might apply locally.
In the report recently issued by Prof. Lewis M.
Gram, director of the NYA here, not the slightest
hint of anything approaching a "Bless-Ums"
racket is found. The work projects, the report
indicates, have been determined with care and
deliberation; the students have been chosen with
consideration of their need, their abilities and the
constructive benefits attainable through NYA!
Not indicated in the report, however, is a prac-
tice, no one knows how common, of professors or
other "employers" created by the NYA generously
and naively handing over to students signed blank
slips which the students may fill out as to hours of
work and hand in for payment without further
approval by their "employers."
The Daily knows of at least two such cases,
in both of which the students have taken advan-
tage of the opportunity to file more hours than
they actually worked.
The Daily believes that these same "employers"
would exercise considerably more care in the dis-
bursement of their own funds, and would even
laugh at the thought of giving the grocer a signed
blank check for the grocer to fill out and cash as
to the amount of groceries sold.
Such a practice is obviously the exception, and
cannot be considered prevalent enough to taint
the whole University NYA with the character
of a "Bless-Ums" racket. But this does not
excuse any laxity in the efforts administrators
should direct toward ferreting out these cases, and
The Daily calls upon those hyper-generous mem-
bers of the faculty mentioned above either to
"wake up" to the realities of human nature, or to be
less profligate in their handling of other people's
money- as the case may be.
iTne Conning Towerj
(With further apologies to the poet laureate)
I must take to the road again, to a mountain
under the sky,
And all I ask is a new car and a map to steer
For the snow's gone and winter's done and the
plane trees are sprouting,
And over the ponds in Central Park the wild geese
I must take to the road again, for the call of the
Is a wild call and a clear call that comes in the
spring of the year;'
And all I ask is a cloudy day and a fly of my own
And a light wind and a deep pool and the big fish
I must take to the road again, to a life in the State
of Maine, -
To the old camp on the big lake where the hunted1
And all I ask at the end of the day is a night spent
And a quiet sleep on the balsam boughs when the
long trail's over. E.F.M.
Compositors and make-up men are fond of
saying, when a column is two or three lines too
long, "Do you think we have rubber type?" It
seems to us that the Constitution is something
that is made of rubber type. The minimum
wage law for women has been declared uncon-
stitutional by the Court of Appeals. We read the
prevailing opinion, and it sounded logical; we
read the dissenting opion, and it sounded logi-;
cal. It may be advanced that the type in the,
Constitution is not rubber; it is our mind. Which;
is true. But on the fact that this decision of+
the courts will give working women the worst of
it and employers the best of it our mind is made
of unbudgeable, implastic concrete.
The minimum wage law for women was de-
liberated by the court specifically because of the+
laundry situation. When will the court get down
to the minimum pin-in-the-shirts law, and the+
maximum starch law? Has the consumer no
In this form of socialism, communism, or fair
play, or whatever you want to call it we believe:
Elevator operators who get as low as $40 a month
or as high as $100 a month all have the notion'
that the wealthy owners of the building they
work in are making a fortune while the workers'
starve. It is our notion that employers ought to
tell employes whether the buildings are making
money or are operating at a loss. Every employec
should get a quarterly statement of how the
boss's business is doing. We feel certain that if
employes knew that they would share in the,
boss's prosperity they would accept a propor-1
tionate share of his misfortune.
That is a rhetorical question. The consumer
has no rights. Consumers are the Milquetoast;
public. We "good naturedly" walk upstairs, and,
we will "good naturedly" ultimately pay the cost
of the strike. Maybe some day the public will
strike, marching as to peace. It will take a lot
of organization; a gigantic sales campaign. It
will take an organization as powerful as that1
which sells us high taxes, war, and other things
that we don't want. The organization, forgotten
men and women, should be known as the Turn-
ing Worms. And for president of the T.W. our
nomination is one who our psychoanalysts and
students of heredity tell us would be ideal -
Caspar Milquetoast, Junior.
The strikers want a living wage, they say. That
means one thing to one man, and something else
to another. Now and then there are two per-
sons in the world to whom a word means the,
same thing. A daily writer refers almost every
day, in some way, to the fact that most persons
are under paid. One reader asks him to stop
harping on that old injustice thing; and does
he know that he is being paid to be funny? And
another reader tells him that his is the clearest
voice heard on the subject of humanity and
No diminution in interest do we admit con-
cerning our favorite diarist. Yesterday "My
Day," by Eleanor Roosevelt, wound up with:
One of my correspondents sends me a verse
which he starts with somewhat the same idea.
Mr. Emery M. Justice tells me that he has a book
called "Life's Golden Dream," which is at present
in its second edition, and he is moved by "My
Day" to write the following lines:
"Having something to conquer, some one has said,
Is a slogan for the living, not for the dead."
Yes, surely, those who are trying to conquer
are more lively- they have to be.
First, we must welcome Our Nell to the inner
body of columning. Quickly she has learned the
secret of pasting up something when copy is de-
manded, no matter how poor the stuff may be.
We have lots of books, none of which ever got
to a second edition, but we are moved by "Life's
Golden Dream" and "My Day" to write the fol-
Having something to utter, somebody has said,
Is a slogan for the writers who'd like to be read.
Miss Rebecca West's new novel is called "Thel
Thinking Reed," and Old Ben Muebsch's qaint
notion is to advertise:
The thinking read
"The Thinking Reed."
A Washing ton
BYSTAN D ER
By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, March 10.-Rep-
resentative Robertson of Virginia
managed one of those adroit little
coups in declaring his support for the
stop-gap farm bill as constitutional.
Digging into files musty with the dust
of nearly 20 years, he dragged out
an opinion by Lawyer Charles Evans
Hughes, written in 1917, to sustain
The opinion, written at the request
of clients who asked as to consti-
tutional validity of the Federal farm
loan act of 1917, is quite remarkable
in the closeness with which the argu-
ment followed that in which Mr.
Hughes was to participate nearly 20
years later as Chief Justice in the
AAA case. It is a 34-page affair,
written with that same lucidity of
presentation which has marked
Hughes' opinions from the bench.
And there is hardly a point involved
in the AAA constitutional argument
Lawyer Hughes did not then cover,
hardly a constitutional authority cited
in the AAA debate Lawyer Hughes
did not then cite. Congressional dele-
gation of power, the welfare clause,
the question of federal authority in
relation to agriculture - all were then
ROBERTSON made much of this
quotation from Lawyer Hughes'
"It will hardly be disputed that
the agricultural interests of the
country, broadly considered, are of
national and not merely state con-
cern. Any view that would treat the
food supply of the people as not a
matter directly related to the com-
mon defense and general welfare
of the United States would be so
narrow as to be quite inadmissable."
At first blush that might seem in
conflict with the subsequent concur-
rence of the chief justice in the Rob-
erts opinion, holding AAA "a statu-
tory plan to regulate and control ag-
riculture within the states, a matter
beyond the powers delegated to the
Federal government." Closer exam-
ination shows that Lawyer Hughes
drew a sharp distinction in 1917 be-
tween Federal appropriations "in aid
of the agricultural interest" and those
for "the actual conduct of agricultural
activities within the states."
jF ROBERTSON'S citation of that
Hughes opinion in 1917 does noth-
ing else to throw light on what may
happen when and if the post-AAA
farm measure comes to its constitu-
tional test, it does indicate clearly
the narrowness of argument upon
which the 6-3 Supreme Court verdict
against AAA rested. That might tend
to brighten hopes of the framers of
the stop-gap farm bill for a different
ruling, for a reshuffling of the AAA
division among the justices, when the
measure comes to test.
If it comes to a test might be a
better way to put it. It is quite con-
ceivable that the two-year emergency
period of direct Federal guidance of
the "soil conservation" program will
have ended, the question become
"moot," before the act reaches that
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 1936
VOL. XLVI No. 111
Automobile Regulation: Those stu-
dents possessing driving permits is-
sued during the firstesemester who
have failed to renew them are hereby'
requested to do so immediately. This
request applies to those wo will use
their 1935 State license plates until
August 1, as well as to those who have
purchased 1936 licenses. All old per-
mit tags are void as of March 1, and
their continued use will constitutet
grounds for disciplinary action. Ap-
plications for renewals must be made
at Room 2, University Hall, and new
sets of permit tags will be issued at1
no additional cost. K. E. Fisher
Scholarships in the Graduate<
School: The Regents at their meet-t
ing Feb. 28 voted to increase the
number of Scholarships in the Grad-
uate School to thirty. These compe-
titive Scholarships are open to any
student graduating in June from an
undergraduate college in the Uni-
versity or elsewhere who desires to
begin graduate work in the September
following such graduation. The stip-
end to successful applicants is anr
order on the University covering ther
full semester fees. Application forms
may be secured at the Graduate
School office, 1006 Angell Hall. Forms
should be in the office by March 18.
The Graduate School.
Faculty, College of Engineering:3
There will be a meeting of the faculty,
of this College on Thursday, March
12. at 4:15 p.m., in Room 348 West1
Engineering Building. Special order
-Recommendations of the Commit-
tee on Coordination and Teaching,
relative to change in the nontechnical
electives and rearrangement of cur-
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts, School of Music, and School.
of Education: All students, now inr
residence, who received marks of In-
complete or X at the close of their
last term of attendance, must com-
plete work in such courses by the end
of the first month of the present se-
mester, March 17. Where illness or
other unavoidable circumstances
make this impossible, a limited exten-
sion of time may be granted by the
Administrative Board of the Literary
College, the Administrative Commit-
tee of the School of Education, or'
the Director of the School of Music,
provided a written request, with the
approval and signature of the in-
structor concerned is presented at
the Registrar's Office, Room 4, Uni-
In cases where no supplementary
grade is received and no request for.
additional time has been filed, these
marks shall be considered as having
lapsed into E grades.
Students of the College of Litera-
ture, Science and the Arts: A meeting
will be held on Thursday, March 12,
at 4:15 p.m., in Room 1025 Angell
Hall, for students in the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts and
others interested in future work in
Dentistry. The meeting will be ad-
dressed by Dr. R. W. Bunting of the
School of Dentistry. This will be the
second meeting of the vocational
series designed to give information
rconcerning the nature of and prep-
aration for thevarious professions.
The third meeting, to be addressed by
Dean J. B. Edmonson of the School of
Education, will be held on Tuesday,
Pre-Legal Students: It is believed
that students preparing for the study
of law will be interested in attend-
ing a practice trial, in order to learn
something of court procedure and
presentation. Pre-legal students in
the University are especially invited
to attend the freshman final trial of
the Holmes case club, which will be
held today, March 11, in Room 116,
Hutchins Hall, Law School. The trial
will begin at 4:00 p.m.
All Students who are registered
with the Bureau of Appointment and
Occupational Information are asked
to call at the office. 201 Mason Hall,
to fill in second semester elections.
Office hours, 9:00-12:00, 2:00-4:00;
Tuesday through Friday, March 10-13
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received announcement of United
States Civil Service Examinations for
Assistant and Junior Land Nego-
tiator, Bureau of Biological Survey,
Department of Agriculture, salary,
$2,000 to $2,600.
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.
English 181: Make-up final exam-
ination in American Literature, Fri-
day, March 13, 3 p.m., at Dr. Horn-
berger's office, 2212 A.H. This will
also be the final time to turn in make-
up weekly papers to remove incom-
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the
Vniversity. Copy received at the oiice of the Assistant to the President
untU 3;l ; 30;110 a.m. on Saturday.
and the Gradate School to be recom-
mended for the Teacher's Certificate
in June, has been posted on the bul-
letin board in Room 1431 University
Elementary School. Any student
whose name does not appear on this
list and who Wishes to be so listed
should report this fact at once to the
Recorder of the School of Education,
University Lecture: Mr. Paul Dietz
of the Carl Schurz Memorial Founda-
tion, Philadelphia, will read in Ger-
man from Goethe and Schiller on
Thursday, March 12, at 4:15 p.m., in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. The
public is cordially invited.
French Lecture: Mr. James C.
O'Neill will give the sixth lecture on
the Cercle Francais program: "Bau-
delaire et les Fleurs du Mal," Wednes-
day, March 11, 4:15 p.m., Room 103,
Romance Language Building.
Exhibition of Water Colors, Archi-
tectural Building: A collection of
water colors by Louis Bruyere is now
on view in the ground floor corridor
of the Architectural Building. Open
daily 9:00 to 5:00 during this week.
Visitors are cordially invited.
Events Of Today
Aero Division of A.S.M.E.: Captain
Marshall of the U. S. Marines, and
Lieut C. F. Greber of the Naval Re-
serve base at Grosse Ile, will speak to
the A.S.M.E. in Room 348 West En-
gineering Bldg., 7:30 p.m., on privi-
leges of becoming a Naval or Marine
Flying Cadet. Captain Marshall will
also relate some of his experiences
during the recent flight maneuvers in
the Caribbean area. The meeting is
open to the public. All persons de-
sirous of obtaining information per-
taining to flight training and a Re-
serve commission in either the Navy
or Marine Corps are urged to attend.
Druids will hold a luncheon meet-
ing at 12:15 today in the Union.
Wallie Weber, Varsity football ;coach,
will speak on "Michigan System."
Chemical and Metallurgical Engi-
neering Seminar. Mr. J. W. Freeman
will be the speaker at the Seminar
for graduate students at 4 o'clock in
Room 3201 E. English Bldg., on the
subject, "Iron-Aluminum Surface Al-
loys Produced onuSteel by Diffusion."
A.S.M.E. There will be an important
meeting at 7:30 o'clock this evening,
Michigan Union. Papers will be pre-
sented by prospective delegates to the
Chicago Conference. All Mechanical
Engineers are invited to attend.
A.S.C.E. Smoker, 7:30 p.m., at the
Michigan Union. A program has
been arranged which includes L. C.
Wilcoxen, R. L. McNamee, and Prof.
L. M. Gram, who wil Italk on "The
Types of Public Work open for Civil
Pi Tau Pi Sigma: Regular meeting
at 7:30 p.m., Lieut. E. J. Kelly of the
National Guard will speak. Room
Alpha Nu will hold its initiation
ceremony at 4:30 p.m., in the chapter
room on the fourth floor of Angell
Hall. All members and pledges are
to be present.at this time unless one
of the officers has excused you.
At 6:00 p.m., the initiation banquet
will be held at the Michigan Union.
All members and alumni members as
well as honorary members are invited
to attend. The room will be an-
nounced on the bulletin board.
Luncheon for Graduate Students
at 12 noon in the Russian Tea Room
of the Michigan League Building.
Professor Roy W. Cowden of the
English Department, Director of the
Hopwood Awards, will speak inform-
ally on "Libraries I Have Worked In."
Contemporary: Luncheon meeting
this noon at the Haunted Tavern.
J.G.P. Rehearsal this afternoon:
Prologue, 4 to 5. Raggedy Ann, 5 to
6. At the League.
Book Group of the Michigan Dames
will meet at the League this evening.
Garden Secti'n of the Faculty
Wives Club will meet at 3:00 p.m. in
the Main Library, Room 110. Pro-
fessor Paul R. Krone of Michigan
State College will give an illustrated
talk on Garden Perennials. Tea will
be served after the lecture.
Harris Hall: 7:30 a.m., Holy Com-
munion, Chapel Harris Hall.
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church:
7:30 p.m., Service of worship in the
Psychology Journal Club will meet
Thursday, March 12, 7:30 p.m., Room
Ten Years Ago
From The Daily Files
Of March 11, 1926
To the Editor:
It may not be generally known that the trans-
lation of Hitler's book "Mein Kampf"- "My
Battle"- contains less than a third of the original
German text. It has been calculated that the
translation omits at least 158,400 words of the
original. This expurgated edition was evidently
intended for foreign consumption since most of the
passages which might give offense to nations out-
side of Germany are not to be found in the trans-
lation. Such omitted passages deal with the glor-
ification of war and militarism, with attacks on
democracy, on America and quite especially on
France as well as with secret re-arming, etc.
I shall cite only a few striking examples of such
passages not found in the translation. And first of
all there is Hitler's stirring call to war. He writes,
"that a peace treaty is the greatest propaganda
weapon for the shaking-awake of a nation's slum-
bering life forces. Then indeed everything from
the baby's first storybook to the last newspaper,
theater and cinema, every placard-pillar and every
vacant wall-space must be put to the service of
this one great mission, until the nervous prayers
of our modern verein-patriots, 'Lord, make us free,'
has been changed in the brain of the tiniest
urchin to the glowing plea: 'Almighty God, bless
our weapons again; be as just as ever Thou wast;
judge now if we deserve freedom; Lord, bless our
What Hitler hopes to achieve by means of his'
military exploits is seen in passages like this one:
"A state which devotedly fosters its best racial
elements is bound one day to become Master of
the Earth" (Herr der Erde), and here is his con-
ception of peace: "A peace supported not by the
palmleaves of lacrimonious hired female-mourners,
but founded by the victorious sword of a Master-
People which brings the world into the service of a
higher Kultur and leaves Germany mistress of the
"Ownership of all coal deposits
by the government is the only remedy
for the present situation in the coal
industry," said James Hudson Maurer,
president of the Pennsylvania Federa-
tion of Labor, who spoke yesterday
afternoon in the Natural Science Au-
ditorium on the subject "What's
Wrong With the Coal Industry?"
In the interest of the Burton Me-
morial Campanile, Vilhjalmur Stef-
ansson, noted Arctic explorer, will de-
liver a lecture on "Abolishing the Arc-
tic," at 8 o'clock tomorrow night in
Accompanied by Coach Stephen J.
Farrell, six members of the Varsity
track:team will leave for Evanston+
at 2:20 o'clock this afternoon to
compete in the Western Conference
A movement has been started tol
have citizenship rights restored tot
Eugene V. Debs, socialist leader, who
served more than two years in the
Atlanta pen'itentiary for opposing
American participation in the World
With Aristide Briand's ninth cab-
inet only a few hours old and the
formal ministerial declaration still
a week away, maneuvers had already
started tonight to make its life short.
One attack centers on Louis Malvy,
who holds the portfolio of the min-
ister of the interior.
The attempts of Washington to
settle the South American feud over
Tacna-Arica is slowly approaching
its fruition, but what the harvest will
be is the subject of growing specula-
N HIS I Write As I Please Walter
. Duranty criticizes people for not
relegating their emotions and prejudices to cold