TIHE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 1936
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BOARD OF EDITORS
MANAGING EDITOR.............THOMAS H. KLEENE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR............. THOMAS E. GROEHN
Dorothy S. Gies Josephine T. McLean William R. Reed
Publication Department: Thomas H. Kleene, Chairman;
Clinton B. Conger, Robert Cummins, Richard G. Her-
shey, Ralph W. Hurd, Fred Warner Neal.
Reportorial Department: Thomas E. Groehn, Chairman;
Elsie A. Pierce, Joseph S. Mattes.
Editorial Department: Arnold S. Daniels, Marshall D.
ports Department: Wili m R.nReed, Chairman; George
Andros, Fred Buesser, Raymond Goodman.
Wumen's Departmellb: Josephine T. McLean, Chairman;
Josephine M. Cavanagh, Florence H. Davies, Marion T.
Holden, Charlotte D. Rueger, Jewel W. WuerfeL.
ficiality, and externalism that effected their choice
of entertainment. These characters are not con-
ducive to the development of literary taste, and
reystlt, in. the ldifferent spirit in which substan-
tial magazines are taken, while periodicals dealing
in light fiction are accepted as favorites. This is
because the student desires a mild mental intoxi-
cant for the gaps in his academic routine, accord-
ing to Professor Angell, rather than food for
thought of which he feels he has an abundance
in his textbooks.
The quality of books read on the campus, accord-
ing to a recent survey by The Daily, proved them
to be the exceptions in reading matter, perhaps
because the depression inclines the student to de-
liberate carefully before purchasing. This delib-
eration is often based on tastes cultivated by
English courses, and shows the good effect that
the University exerts in this matter. Speaking of
this accomplishment of the University, Professor
Angell wrote, "Battling against the intellectual
indifference and the distrE(ctions i4 ident to
university life teachers, fanning a tiny spark into
flame now and then, find they have willing follow-
ers into the land of good literature."
Professor Angell believes this group is growing,
and so do we. If it weren't the students who left
college with only those interests they enjoyed on
entering would have found their collegiate lives, to
a large extent, in vain. Observers agree that the
longer students remain in the University, the more
interest they show in the better forms of enter-
tainment, and the less in frivolous motion pictures.
We only hope that the mention of these truths
so effectively advanced in "The Campus" will
arouse the student mind to a fuller conception of
college life and the importance of ektra-academic
reading and choice of entertainment in the en-
joyment of the present and those years after grad-
THERE are many who will look to
rising commodity prices as an in-
dication of business recovery. These persons will
take heart when they note the very substantial
achievements of the Roosevelt administration in
raising prices, which are noted in a survey of
the National Industrial Conference Board.
Indexes of the "three basic commodities" show
that food prices have risen 40.4 per cent since
the low point of the depression in 1933, clothing
prices are up 22.7 per cent, and housing prices
have risen 17.9 per cent.
All of these increases are substantial, and un-
doubtedly have made many a business man happy.
Yet this is only one side of the picture.
Any survey purporting to show the degree of
recovery during the Roosevelt administration will
be most misleading unless, at the same time that it
shows price fluctuations it shows wage fluctua-
tions, for the wage-earners's prosperity is the basis
for permanent business prosperity. This survey
neglects to mention this other side of the picture,
and therefore, although its facts are interesting,
they are hardly conclusive or even significant evi-
dences of prosperity's return.
AsOthers See I __
The Coning Tower
No work she does on any day
In a world of desperate men.
A morning tag is on her door,
"Do not disturb till ten."
The coiffeur, masseur, and modiste
Hold her in fawning care.
In a cosmic hush all time stanas still
While they golden-gleam her hair.
Machine guns spit and cannon roar,
And life and love go by
As she hunts the proper shadow
To smooth beneath her eye.
Her mind is shaped, as are her frocks
To fit the modern phase.
Just now she's hotly "radical"
In all her chic cafes.
Her voice is clipped and British
And can a tale unfold
Would bring a blush to Esquire,
Make Rabelais turn cold.
My life is gray and lonely
But could be worse, you see,
For years ago I loved that gal
And she wouldn't marry me.
BUSINESS MANAGER...........GEORGE H. ATHERTON
CREDIT MANAGER ............ JOSEPH A. ROTHBARD
WOMEN'S BUSINESS MANAGER ....MARGARET COWIE
WOMEN'S SERVICE MANAGER ...ELIZABETH SIMONDS
Local Advertising, William Barndt; Service Department,
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
O PPOSITION to the appropriation of
$50,000 to be used to finance an in-
vestigation of the Townsend movement and the
plan itself has been finally subdued in the House
and the act has been passed. It seems to us that
investigation of the Townsend plan, as well as of
the organization, is a wise move on the part of the
The election of Representative Main from the
Battle Creek congressional district illustrates the
great following the Townsend plan has. The or-
ganization now has its own publication, and
throughout the nation local branches of Town-
send clubs are being fostered. Because of this
great following, the party organization of move-
ment should be investigated not only to answer
thousands of complaints concerning the use of
money collected, but to provoke discussion of the
Townsend plan itself and to have its provisions
aired to the public.
A bi-partisan congressional committee of eight
congressmen will meet and hold public hearings
concerning the plan. It is very probable that
Dr. F. E. Townsend himself will be called in and
questioned as well as many of the officials in the
party. By these hearings the aims of the proposal
and how it is planned to pay to every person over
60 a monthly pension of $200 at a cost of 20 bil-
lions of dollars will be divulged.
An investigation of the Townsend plan such as
the House will undertake is certainly in order. The
people who have contributed to the Townsend or-
ganization deserve to know if their funds have been
used correctly. But it seems to us that the most;
important benefit of the investigation will be to
encourage public discussion on the bill and to have
its provisions and proposal become known to every-
one. Both opponents and supporters of the plan
should back any effort for investigation.
Ow n Curriculum,...
T ASTE in entertainment has long
been regarded as a reliable criterion
of intellectual interest. Because of modern com-
munication and inventions like the motion picture,
and because of the high per capita wealth in our
country, the desire to be entertained is being
more fully gratified than ever before in the world's
history. This increases the importance of this cri-
terion and makes a choice of entertainment a
problem offering many solutions.
University students have built up this desire
since their childhood, but what is more significant
is the kind of entertainment they chose, according
to Prof. Robert Cooley Angell's book, "The Cam-
pus." This book is a study of contemporary under-
graduate life in the American university, particu-
larly as it was found by Professor Angell here
in Ann Arbor. Professor Angell observed that
those types of entertainment appealing to the
higher powers of the mind, such as good drama,
symphony music, and thought-provoking lectures
have a small following compared with athletic
contests and frivolous or sensual movies which
appeal to the grosser emotions and require little
LaGuardia And The Strike
(From the Columbia Missourian)
PUDGY BUSINESS MEN and sedentary workers
puffed up flight after flight of Manhattan
stairway this week as 20,000 elevator operators
walked out of 1000 skyscrapers and apartment
hotels, demanding higher wages and shorter work-
ing hours per week.
While industrial labor groups clamor for a 30-
hour week and increatsed wages, elevator op-
erators asked for a 48-hour week, and a $2 pay in-
crease over the average $20 per week with which
they must meet the high cost of living in New
Unable to gain their objectives, union operators
declared a strike. All greater New York catapulted
into turmoil. Delivery of goods to customers on
top-floors necessitated enlarged distribution serv-
ice. Baby carriages had to be jogged down many
floors, step-by-step, commerce hopped along on
Violence ran rampant when Mayor Fiorello La-
Guardia declared the strike a state of emergency
and began deputizing men to act as strike-breakers.
Windows were smashed. Steam jets on boilers
were opened. Elevator cables were slashed. Pick-
ets, beaten by police, were herded into "paddy
wagons"' and jailed.
Mayor LaGuardia's action conforms with his'
labor policy -his policy since he became mayor.
Two weeks ago, La Guardia's police co-ordinator,
Commissioner Valentine, picked up twelve "agita-
tors" at a WPA wage protest meeting which was
being held under permit. Escorted to the city
jail, they were only "temporarily detained" when
the bluecoats realized the leader of the group was
Congressman Vito Marcantino.
Blue About Black
(From the Minnesota Daily)
PROBING into the files of telegraph companies,
Senator Hugo L. Black, chairman of the Sen-
at investigting committee, seems to have struck
a nerve in the unwilling patient, the lobbyist.
Clapping his hands to his hurt and shrieking, "Oh,
my personal liberty!" the patient has struggled to
free himself from the operating table.
Charges that the Black investigating committee
is overstepping legal bounds are based on the
committee's perusal of telegrams and records of
telephone communications at the offices of the
private communications agencies. Senator Borah,
Why people want pomp and oratory we don't
know. In Mountain Lakes, N.J., they laid the
cornerstone of the new $254,000 high school.
The ceremony was what the papers describe as
simple; there were no speeches of any sort; only
eleven persons were present. Why should there
be oratory, probably to the effect that this school
will be the finest in the best community in New
Jersey, and therefore in the world? Who re-
members what was said by whom at the Wool-
worth Building cornerstone laying? Or even the
Empire State? Or the Municipal Building?
Besides, the high school and Mountain Lakes
got fifty times the publicity for no oratory than
it would have got with three hours of it.
The European Situation
Alas! alas! there are no
Folks faithful to Locarno.
When the treaty of Versailles was published,
terms and signers, we read the headlines and
let it go at that. And so with the Locarno pact.
For, we said to ourself, it will be plenty of time
to read these things when some nation, grown
strong and candidly greedy, decides to Crusade
There is the possiblity that there is not enough
delicacy, or wisdom, or kindness, or whatever
it is that avoids wars, in the world. But we warn
all nations that the next time there is an armistice,
signifying "peace," we shall not celebrate, but
proclaim a day of mourning.
"I'll tell you a story
Of one signatory,
And now my story is [To be continued]
As it may some day transpire in an investiga-
tion of messages, we may as well say that the
following was embodied in a telegram from O. M.
Samuel, New Orleans:
East Side, West Side, all around the town,
Lifts remain inactive, going neither up nor down.
Boys and girls together, Rosenberg and O'Rorke,
Climb up the endless stairways from the side-
walks of New York.
When a President of the United States goes
to bed, tired and worried as he must be, what
does he think about? It must sometimes occur
to him, perhaps furtively, that maybe it wouldn't
be so terrible if one of these foreign nations took
over the U.S. by either conquest or lack of re-
sistance. And he probably would say to himself
"This fellow doesn't know what trouble is."
This is the last day of the Sixth Avenue trolley,
and tomorrow will be Bus Day. Sixth Avenue
will seem comparatively quiet, for there was
no noise at Chateau-Thierry comparable to that
made by two trolley cars and two Sixth Avenue
L trains synchronously.
HOW to SLEEP with ROBERT BENCHLEY.-
We did it once in 1914, and didn't close an eye.
Ambassadors of good will, who used, as Don
Alhambra sings in "The Gondoliers," to crop up
like hay are now, like Dukes in the same song,
three a penny. And what good did these am-
bassadors of good will accomplish? Why, even
that good will ambassador, the Mayor of New
York, has lost his patience with the alleged
callousness and obdurateness of the Realty Board.
Said General Badoglio,
"Let's all go back to Rome;
This African imbroglio,"
Said General Badoglio,
"It gives me menacholio
And makes me long for home,"
Said General Badoglio,
"Let's all go back to Rome."
E. C. MOORE
The Realty Board and the union are going to
fight it out to a finish. A finish of the patience
and good nature of thousands of tenants. ?
AT THE MICHIGAN
"THE PETRIFIED FOREST"
A Warner Brothers picture starring
Leslie Howard, and Bette Davis. fea-
turing Genevieve Tobin, Dick Foran,
Humphrey Bogart, and Charlie Grape-
"The Petrified Forest" will probably
be included among the 10 best pic-
tures of 1936 by a good majority of
the nation's critics; and justly so,
not only because of the polished act-
ing of Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, and
the extraordinary supporting cast, but
because it weaves humor, excitement,
tragedy and a certain amount of mys-
tery into a remarkable dramatic unity
that is seldom found in even the most
intelligently presented pictures.
Mr. Howard is Alan Squier, a ma-
ture, worldly, but unfortunate writer
who, in thumbing his way to Cali-
fornia, stops at a Bar-B-Cue restau-
rant in Arizona. Gabrielle Maple, the
proprietor's artistically ambitious
youngdaughter,is attracted to his
charm and intellect, he to her fresh-
ness, simplicity, and ability.
Each of the major characters con-
tributes a necessary part to the well-
rounded dramatic whole of "The Pet-
rified Forest." There is the gang
leader, a tragic wreck of a man; there
is Gramp Maple, representing a
combination of ironically villainous
contrast and comic hero worship;
there is Mrs. Chisholm, fluttery on
the surface, but deeply disappointed
with her useless life; and there is
Boze Hertzlinger whose character
nourishes that of Gabrielle, Alan, and
the gangster. Each is distinctive and
essential; and their individualities
interweave, creating a complex, close-
ly knit result that is effectively exe-
cuted and strangely oppressive.
AT THE MAJESTIC
"IT HAD TO HAPPEN" 1
A 20th Century picture with George
Raft, Rosalind Russell, Leo Carillo, and
Arline Judge. Also a Pete Smith
short, Our Gang Comedy, an a Hearst
Maybe this "had to happen," but to
the ordinary movie-goer the reason
for the parade of stale situations, bad-
ly acted by George Raft and Rosalind
Russell, won't be at all plain.
The story is one for which Holly-
wood has a particular affection: (1)
the humble hero climbs the ladder of
success, and (2), he wins the love of
a beautiful and wealthy girl. This
one has to drink champagne to over-
come her snobbishness.
The dialogue proceeds in this man-
ner-George Raft to Rosalind Russell,
who is playing the piano rather bad-
ly: "You play beautifully." "I play
only by ear, but thanks just the
same." "Will you play that again. ..
just for me?" Exchanges of banter in
which Raft addresses his secretary as
"lambie-pie" and she calls him "toots"
are particularly trying.
Raft and Russeil were offered hope-
less material, but for some reason
seemed to have the impression they
were playing in an extremely witty
and sophisticated movie. The result
is an unconscious burlesque that isn't
difficult to laugh at and makes the
By TUURE TENANDER
A SPLENDID program has been ar-
ranged by Arturo Toscanini for
the concert of the New York Phil-
harmonic Symphony to be broadcast
at 3 p.m. this afternoon over CBS.
The program will inclule: Overture,
"L'Italiana in Algeri," Rossini;
Symphony No. 4, E minor, Brahms;
Overture, Oratorio "Susanna," Han-
del; Allegro and Andante, Quartet
No. 2, Kozeluch; Les Eolides, Franck;
Fantasy, "Romeo and Juliet,"
More programs to be watched for
during the week are Efrem Zim-
balist, violinist, tonight; Lawrence
Tibbett, baritone, on Tuesday; Rosa
Ponselle, soprano, and John Charles
Thomas, baritone, on separate pro-
grams on Wednesday; Josef Hof-
mann, pianist, tonight. The Metro-
politan Opera broadcast ,next Sat-
urday afternoon will present Puccini's
"La Rondine," with Lucrezia Bori
singing the role of Magda.
The program featuring Bing Cros-
by, Jimmy Dorsey and his orchestra,
and Bob Burns, which supplanted
the Paul Whiteman Music Hall hour,
is getting very favorable criticism
despite the fact that it replaced such
a fine predecessor and had to fill
some pretty large shoes. Crosby's
singing fits in very well with Jimmy
Dorsey's instrumental arrangements.
Bob Burns, the Arkansas Traveler,
provides plenty of laughs with his
humor and his bazooka solos.
Isham Jones deserves commenda-
tion for his fine commercial and sus-
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 1936
VOL. XLVI No. 115
Students of the College of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts: A meet-
ing will be held on Tuesday, March
17, 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
Education. The meeting will be ad-
dressed by Dean J. B. Edmonson of
the School of Education. This will
be the third meeting of the voca-
tional series designed to give infor-
mation concerning the nature of and
preparation for the various profes-
sions. The next meeting, to be ad-
dressed by Dean A. C. Furstenberg
of the Medical School, will be held
on Tuesday, March 24.
Choral Union Concert: To avoid
confusion, the public isrrespectfully
reminded to present for admission to
the Albert Spalding concert Monday
evening, March 16, in Hill Auditor-
ium, ticket coupon number 10, read-
ing "Myra Hess" in whose stead Mr.
Spalding is appearing.
Frosh Frolic Tickets: Notice is
hereby given that Frosh Frolic tick-
ets Nos. 16, 41, 42, 145 and 146 have
been lost and will not be honored at
the door on Friday evening, March
20. Holders of Frolic tickets are re-
quested to check the numbers of
their tickets and if any of the above
numbers are in their possession to
promptly communicate with W. B.
Rea, Room 2, University Hall.
A cademic Notices
English 147: The make-up final ex-
amination in English 147 will be
given Monday, March 16, 2 p.m.,
Room 3227 Angell Hall.
Choral Union Concert: Albert Spald-
ing, violinist, with Mr. Andre Benoist
at the piano, will give the following
program in Hill Auditorium, Monday
evening, March 16, at 8:15 o'clock,
taking the place of Myra Hess. He
will present the following program:
La Folia ...........Corelli
Concerto in A.............Mozart
Rondo: Tempo di minuetto
Sonata in D minor, Op. 108 . .Brahms
(for piano and violin)
Prelude "Dine in the Pines". Spalding
Cortege ................ Boulanger
Habanera ................... Ravel
Graduation Recital: Elizabeth
Mann, violoncellist, Syracuse, New
York, will appear in recital in partial
fulfillment for graduation with the
degree of Master of Music, Tuesday
evening, March 17, at 8:15 p.m. at
the School of Music auditorium on
Maynard Street, to which the gen-
eral public is invited. Miss Mann,
with Miss Janet McLoud at the piano,
will play the following program:
Sonata in A major, Op. 69 .Beethoven
Allegro ma non tanto
Adatio cantabile-Allegro vivace
Sonata in E minor, Op. 38 .. Brahms
Allegro non troppo
Allegretto quasi minuetto
Sonata in A minor, Op. 36 .. . .Greig
Andante molto tranquillo
Allegro; Allegro molto e marcato
Events Of Today
12 noon, Dr. Bessie Kanous will
lead a class on "Developing the Chris-
6 p.m., Wesleyan Guild meeting.
Mrs. Florence S. Teed will speak on
"Shall I Be a Christian?"
7 p.m., Fellowship Hour and sup-
First Methodist Church:
At 10:45 a.m., Dr. C. W. Brashares
will preach'on "What Christ can do
for Divided Personalities."
First Presbyterian Church:
Meeting in the Masonic Temple, 327
South Fourth. Ministers, William P.
Lemon and Norman W. Kunkel.
9:45 a.m., Student Forum, Mr.
Kunkel, leader. Subject: "The
Struggle for Intellectual Integrity-
Can we worship God with our
10:45 a.m., Morning worship with
sermon by Dr. Lemon. Subject:
6:00 p.m., Supper meeting of the
Westminster Guild followed by a dis-
cussion of Kagawa and the Coopera-
DAILY OFFICIAL RULEiThN
Pubiliation ID the etiletiri i5 con~-tructlve fii-, to alli roemb-rs ofth
Um.versity. Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the President
ntfl 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday
held in Harris Hall this evening at
seven o'clock. Mr. James Plumer will
speak on, "A Journey to an Ancient
Pottery Site in China." All students
and their friends are cordially in-
Saint A'ndrew's Episcopal Church,
Services of worship are: 8:00 a.m.,
Holy Communion; 9:30 a.m., Church
School; 11:00 a.m., Kindergarten;
11:00 a.m., Rite of Confirmation and
Sermon by The Right Reverend Her-
man Page, D.D.
First Baptist Church:
Rev. R. Edward Sayles will dis-
cuss the subject, "The Validity of
the Church," at the 10:45 worship
service. The Church School meets
at 9:30 with Mr. Herman Frinkle as
superintendent. Dr. Leroy Water-
man meets his adult group at the
Guild House at 9:45.
The Roger Williams Guild:
12:00-12:45 noon Prof. Carl E. W.
L. Dahlstrom of the English depart-
ment of the Engineering College will
speak on "Our Present Economic
Order" to a group of students meet-
ing at the Guild House from noon
At 6:00 p.m. Mr. Irving Levitt will
speak to the Roger Williams Guild
on "Judaism." This is one of a series
of discussions being heard on im-
portant present day religions. A
cordial invitation is-extended to all.
10:30 a.m., Service of worship and
Religious Education. Mr. Heaps will
give the third sermon in the series on
"The Mind of Christ." Professor
Slosson will speak on "Pasteur, Saint
of Science," second in the series on
"Men of Thought."
5:00 p.m., Student Fellowship Dis-
cussion Group, John Edmonds, lead-
6:00 p.m., Student Fellowship sup-
per. Professor Hyma will give the
last of the series, "What I Live For."
Church of Christ:
10:45 a.m., Church worship, Min-
ister, Rev. Fred Cowin.
12 noon, Students' Bible Class, Mr.
5:30 p.m., Social hour. 15c sup-
6:30 p.m., Discussion program. Sub-
ject: "Characters Who Have Dis-
covered a Satisfying Philosophy of
7:30 p.m., Evening Church Service.
Zion Lutheran Church, Sunday:
9 a.m., Sunday school.
9 a.m., service in the German lan-
10:30 a.m., service with sermon,
5:30 p.m., student fellowship and
6:30 p.m., student discussion of
"Archaeology and the Bible" led by
Alta Haab and Rolf Haatvedt.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Sunday:
Henry O. Yoder, pastor.
9:15 a.m., Church school.
10:30 a.m., Church service with
sermon by the pastor on "The Cross
5:30 p.m., Student social hour and
6:30 p.m., Program given by Mr.
Rolf Haatvedt and Miss Alta Haab
on Archaeology and the Bible.
7:30 p.m., Luther League meeting
in Trinity Church.
Unitarian Church, Sunday:
5:30 Twilight service, "Clifford
Odets' Footlights on the Controver-
sial." 7:30 p.m., Liberal Students'
Union. Discussion on "What Youth
expects of the Liberal Church." Led
Lutheran Student Club: Mr. Rolfe
Haatvedt and Miss Alta Haab will
give talks at the meeting of the Lu-
theran Student Club this evening
in the parish hall of Zion Lutheran
Church on Washington. They will
talk on "Archaeology and the Bible."
Supper will be served at 6 p.m.
Hillel Foundation: Sunday evening
forum will be held at the Hillel Foun-
dation at 8:00 p.m. Dr. Heller will
deliver an address on "The Lot of the
Jew in Roumania, Poland, and Ger-
many." This will be followed by an
open forum and social. All are wel-
Hillel Foundation: At 3 o'clock the
Palestine Club is to have its first
meeting. The primary purpose of this
organization is to study and discuss
the problem of the Jew in Palestine
and its relation to the rest of the
world. Mr. Raphael Haskell, a stu-
dent of the University, who has spent
the greater part of his life in Pales-
tine shall speak on "Life in Palestine."
This will be followed by an open
forum. Every student who desires to
understand these problems and who