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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 1826
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advocating, or even countenancing Communistic
doctrines. It is doing nothing of the sort -in-
stead it is recognizing the maturity of the student
body by showing them the best of modern drama.
A FTER a study of the world military
situation, we are still unable to see
the necessity at this time for the recent legislation
boosting our army from 147,000 to 165,000 men.
Granted that the United States has the least
military strength of any of the number one powers,
it is nevertheless true that: we have the greatest
resources of any nation in the world upon which
we can draw on a minute's notice; we are one of
the strongest nations, geographically, in the world;
and because of this we are, and have been
for more than 100 years, in almost no danger
whatsoever from invasion; and we have demon-
strated, in the World War, that on a moment's
notice we can put hundreds of thousands of trained
men into the field.
One of the main reasons why we support the
Reserve Officers Training Corps is because it builds
up a reserve of trained men and thus alleviates
the necessity of having a large standing army.
To the advocates of the bill increasing the stand-
ing army, we ask: "Why?" To be sure the inter-
national horizon on the West and the East is
sorely troubled. But on the other hand, we are
not quite sure how this affects the United States.
There is in this country today a tremend.ous oppo-
sition to war. Government control of war-making
munitions manufacturers is growing. The United
States is on friendly terms with the nations of the
world. It will be many years before any American
will dare talk of an aggressive war, or even of a
war "to make the world safe for democracy."
Americans are today as never before interested
first in America, and they realize, we think, that
war is inimical to that interest.
And finally we are opposed to the increased
armaments and army because such a condition
breeds a war psychology. Without a great army
no nation will willingly go to war. With a great
army, many nations will willingly go to war.
Preparedness is quite proper, but it depends on
the conditions and the circumstances. We feel that
the United States today with its present army and
reserve system is fully prepared, taking into con-
sideration its location and the attitude of its people.
An increased militia seems so much waste and
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NIGHT EDITOR: CLINTON B. CONGER
THAT'S the last straw!
For a while we thought we'd just
go on bearing it, not saying anything at all, but
it's too much
Yesterday out of a full class of students, not one
of the numerous women in the class knew, or cared
to know, what the terms "right" and "left" mean
in political circles.
When asked in what language Plato wrote, a
woman student replied: "Sanskrit." When the
AAA was invalidated, a junior woman in the lit-
erary college asked her house mother at break-
fast: "What is this AAA anyway, the American
Automobile Association?" .
On and on, forever. The list of tales illustrating
the dumbness of the species is endless. What
is the matter with them? Are newspapers just
comic strips, fashion notes and lip-stick advertise-
ments? Is Franklin D. Roosevelt president of the
United States or is it J. Edgar Hoover? Do we
live in a democracy, and how can we, after such
There's nothing we can suggest. Jus as horses
are horses, rats are rats, and cows are cows, co-eds
are co-eds, and it looks as if they always will be.
WHILE RADICAL STUDENTS are
earnestly trying to arouse their
classmates with denunciations of what they term
the University's policy of suppression of freedom
of speech, the University quietly takes a step
which proves it is far more liberal than most
universities in the country. This step was the
granting of permission to play Production to pro-
duce Clifford Odets' new play, "Waiting for Lefty,"
which contains a bitter diatribe on the capitalistic
"Waiting for Lefty," though acclaimed ol Broad-
Way as a great new play, has had a stormy history
in its year of existence, after it was taken from
the professional stage. Yale University banned
the play, even after it was awarded the renowned
George Pierce Baker prize by the Yale Little The-
More recently, in fact just last month, it was
the storm center at the University of Oklahoma.
Chosen for presentation by the student dramatic
group along with another of Odets' plays, "Till the
Day I Die," it created a controversy not only on the
campus, but throughout the state, because both
plays were "allegedly Communistic." Even though
a number of scenes and many lines were cut
from them, they were still deemed unfit for presen-
tation, and were called off.
The University of Michigan is to be congrat-
ulated on allowing the presentation of a play
which is excellent drama, even though it does em-
body political doctrines not acceptable to the
majority of students and to the administration.
"Waiting for Lefty" is art -just as much as is
Galsworthy's portrayal of the arch-capitalist, John
Anthony, in "Strife."
Surely these other universities err in treating
their students like children who must be sheltered
against the doctrines of Communism, lest their
immature minds be too greatly influenced. It is
a pleasure to think that this University treats the
Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
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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.
Etiquette For Undergraduates
To the Editor:
While the U. of M. is spending millions of dollars
to develop a cultural atmosphere in the form of
magnificent buildings, it seems too bad that no
provision is made for the development of one of
the most important phases of a student's cultural
training - social etiquette.
It's a lamentable fact that many students and
graduates of this great university are not welcome
in refined homes because of their atrocious social
manners. At the table they hold their forks like
cellos; rest their knives and forks on the edges
of their plates like oars on the side of a boat; are1
ill at ease with a butter spreader and salad fork,
and do not know that a flat refusal of food is ex-;
ceedingly bad form.-
Vests or suspenders without 'a coat are never
acceptable in a drawing-room, living-room or at
the table any more than a girl's slip without a
The writer knows a woman who entertained a
group of U. of M. students as house guests for
three days -devoting a great deal of time and
money to make it a memorable occasion. Did she
receive one little note of appreciation? No, not a
line. Were the students to blame? No, they hadn't
been taught social manners.
Many eastern schools and colleges set aside cer-
tain periods for social training. In the various
houses and dormitories mock parties are held.
Table manners are discussed; the students taught
how to enter and leave a room; how to introduce
people; how to speak in well modulated voices -
in other words, how to become socially acceptable.
An all "A" scholastic record with a Phi Beta Kappa
key loses much of its significance if the owner is
socially offensive. In the U. of M. it would be well
to include professors and instructors in a course'
of this sort, for they too might learn that a
"table cello player" does not reflect a cultural
These are the sentiments of a person once dis-
missed from a table in an eastern school because
she did not use a fork to peel and eat a banana at'
Sunday night supper.
(From the Minnesota Daily)
TWO THOUSAND YEARS hence ethnologists,
delving into college-midderns, will dig out such
artifacts of Homo Universitas as the cram. The
cram is a dull, boring weapon used to bar sleep
from the study den. It is used to pound, stamp,
and otherwise insert into the Universitas head
enough assorted facts to pass exams.
The Conning Tower]
OLD BILL'S MEMORY BOOK
SOUNDEST of all literary legal tenders
Was Harry Leon Wilson's novel "The
I was fonder of it -know what I mean?-
Than even of Merton or of Bunker Bean.
I read it at a time when we tiny tots
Were appalled by Thomas Dixon's "The Leopard's
And my young emotions were sliced and carvered
By Reginald Wright Kauffmann's "Jarvis of Har-
Purple with passion, red with strife,
Me and my pal thought, "Gee! That's life!"
But most of all we loved in our backyard
To smoke cubebs and read the Strand Magazine..-.
To the following statement there's no rebuttal
Swell stuff was Cutliffe Hayne's "Captain Cuttle,"
Though that is a point we can easily settle
Because actually the title was "Captain Kettle!"
But one of the greatest triumphs known to all
Were Stanley Wood's ferocious illustrations!
And ah, when life was just a-bornung
What a hero to me was E. W. Hornung!
On the stoop in the ,moonlight singing "Nelly
Was a Lady"
Our minds would be dwelling on Old and Young
And one's parents subscribed (though they'd books
by the bin)
To the Booklovers' Library and the Tabard Inn;
And even today in the evening damp
I can smell the hot tin of my bicycle lamp;
Yes, and though today I may be dull and brainless,
Once I owned a Columbia Chainless!
A memory that cures my many ills
Is of reading in the bathtub "The Hound of the
And the very same genius who thereby left me
Also wrote "The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard"-
Also a book Earle Wallbridge found for me, in
those days displayed,
Was concerned with a hospital nurse named
And, of course, one of the best juveniles St. Nich-
olas ever gave
To a palpitant young public was dubbed "The
Wherein something was learned by my sister
Which was the Australian hail and call of "Cooee!"
On the Fourth of July, as memory unreels,
I remember bunting around my bicycle wheels;
And in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, (Moravian
Of my youth) there was a picture of a horse
called Star Pointer.
And it must have been at Bethlehem's famous
hostel about that time
That my talented father delivered himself of the
All hail to the Eagle
That hostelry regal,
Where happy we lived
On the third story high-
Where William grew pallid
On too much shrimp salad,
And Laura had measles
And wanted to die!t
WILLIAM ROSE BENET.
While to most persons it is evident that the1
Hearst editors write just as their leader tells 'em
to, and the telegram to that effect is not a stag-
gerer, we believe that investigation of messages is
a threat to the freedom of the press, about which
even the Supreme Court had a good deal to say.
If this is to go on we can save the investigators
some time. The only important message we ever
got was one from our, at that time, boss, when we
were writing stuff from London, Rome and Flor-
ence. It said "Come home stuff rotten regards
(Among those awarded sport blazers at Smith
College were Miss Betty Bunce and Miss Ettie Chin,
Said Ettie Chin to Betty Bunce,
"At fencing, sister, you're no dunce."
"You too, my dear, are prone to win,"
Said Betty Bunce to Ettie Chin.
Mr. O. O. McIntyre says that he never saw any
one who looked like W. C. Fields. Odd should
stroll along Fifth Avenue one of these afternoons
and stare at Mr. Samuel Hopkins Adams, who
looked like Bill Fields before Bill did.
"Don't understand why you've had no strike,"
writes R. H. "You've taken a few contribs up,
but you've taken down a lot more, and left 'em
And what will the - the query is C. W. Brown-
low's - anti-Liberty League sports reporters say
tvhen Pitcher Al Smith, of the Giants, gets his
first base on balls?
One who remembers the old ham-and-eggs
wheeze says that if he had a horse he'd go back
to the horse-and-buggy days if he had a buggy.
beginning of the quarter they would not have
had to cram.
The trouble is that classwork is not education.
A conscientious student, interested in satisfying
the academic world's own criterion of success -
good grades - while getting an education is in a
dilemma. He drives himself through uninterest-
By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, March 17. - Any-
body who reads the Senate debate
over dropping a $26,000,000 item to
meet ocean mail carriage contracts
for next year out of the postoffice
bill will find therein about as odd a
story of triangular cross purposes and
attempted strategy as can well be
Whether the "shipping men" in-
volved are what Senator Copeland
called them, "a lot of 'dumb Doras' ";
what Clark of Missouri suggested,
"very smart" in having devised a.
"strategy" of opposition to a bill they
actually favor to relieve it "from the
odium of their support," or are pur-
suing a "discerning," "wise" and even
"tricky" course to force continuance
of the old contracts as Glass of Vir-
ginia viewed it, nobody knows.
IT ALL CAME out of the prolonged
deadlock between postoffice and
commerce departments to displace the
disguised subsidies in the ocean mail
contracts. An appropriation of some
$26,000,000 was involved, although the
maximum possible actual cost of
ocean mails is placed at $4,500,000 by
When that item came up in the
Senate committee, a decision to force
the issue on a substitute ship subsidy
bill was reached. Whether by indi-
rect presidential urging, does not ap-
pear. The White House has been
known to reach around corners at
times to club even cabineteers into
The committee decided to cut out
the $26,000,000 and substitute an
ocean mail appropriation of $4,500,-
000. It notified Postmaster General
Farley and Secretary Roper. The'
next day these departments reached
an agreement on a modified form of
Copeland's ship subsidy bill. If that
was inside administration strategy, it
BUT WHEN Copeland, not at all
pleased by the departmental
manhandling of his bill, took it up
with the "shipping men," he found
them as far from agreement as ever,
still sticking out for the mail contracts
about legality of which there has been
so much talk and so little action in the
last three years.
As it stands, assuming the Senate
sticks by its guns and refuses to ap--1
propriate in the final postal bill to i
pay the ocean subsidies, some time
between now and adjournment of
Congress either a ship subsidy bill
must be passed or a deficiency appro-
priation of $22,000,000 must be put7
through. Otherwise the ocean mail
contract holders stand to lose thatc
much without which, Copeland held,l
not more than a trio of American lines
could continue to operate.
Yet passing a subsidy bill would in-i
volve a considerable row. Putting
through a deficiency item in the last
moment rush of an adjourning con-
gress is a touchy business. A casual1
filibuster in the Senate over unre-
lated matters could kill it.c
POTTERY fashioned by the handsr
of craftsmen who lived more than
a thousand years ago has been placed
on exhibition in the cases which flank
the entrance to the library of the
College of Architecture. Dating from
the great T'ang dynasty of China, 6181
to 900 A.D., the objects simply dis-I
play the tendencies towards experi-
mentation in glazes and the develop-t
ment of shape that were to mean so
much to the pottery of the worldI
during the following centuries.
The shapes, broken away from the
tradition of the past, and free from1
the influence of the bronze typesl
which was so frequently felt duringc
earlier dynasties, are essentially thosei
of the potter. The objects vary inc
composition from earthen-ware, of
which a large green jar may be cited(
as an example through hard stone-
ware vases to delicate drinking cups
that approach true porcelain.
For the purpose of rendering them
impervious to leakage, or for decora-;
tion, all of the pieces were covered
with glaze. This takes the form of
either a thin, opaque lead glaze which
is characteristically white, yellow,
green or occasionally blue, or a
transparent felspathic glaze, which;
varies from a greenish to a neutral
tint and frequently forms a thick
roll or large drops short of the base.
A variety of types will be noticed.
among the pieces which are largely
objects that once saw actual house- 4
hold use. Such are jars, large and
small, that once held grain or condi-
ments in rows on earthen kitchen
shelves, drinking cups and pots for
pouring tea and wine. One wide-
lipped, tall-necked flask, however, un-
doubtedly once saw service on a
temple altar, while the small ducks
and pigs in the collection were espe-
cially fashioned as models for burial.
The objects were acquired two years
ago by Mr. and Mrs. James Marshall
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 1936
VOL. XLVI No. 117
Marsh and Mandlebaum Scholar-
ships in the College of Literature
Science, and the Arts: Applications
for these scholarships for the year
1936-37 may now be made on blanks
to be obtained at the office of the
Dean of the College, 1210 Angell Hall.
All blanks must be returned to the
same office on or before March 20.
These scholarships may be held by
those who are enrolled in the College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts
only. The Marsh Scholarships are
available to both men and women,
the Mandlebaum Scholarships may
be awarded to men only. For further
information consult the bulletin on
Scholarships and Fellowships which
may be obtained at the office of the
Secretary in University Hall.
International Panel on "Recent De-
velopments in China." An Interna-
tional Panel on "Recent Develop-
ments in China" will be presented by
the Chinese students next Sunday,
March 22, at 4 o'clock in the Grand
Rapids Room of the Michigan League.
Miss I-Djen Ho will speak on De-
velopments in the Applications of
Modern Science; Eugene Lee, on De-
velopments in Transportation; Hei
Chau Cheung on Economic Develop-
ments; and Wei Sang Tsang, on Re-
I would like to urge all from other
lands, and all American students,
faculty, or townspeople interested in
international affairs to avail them-
seelves of this opportunity to hear
Chinese affairs discussed by four
young Chinese chosen for their spe-
cial qualifications for speaking on
the subjects listed.
J1. Raleigh Nelson,
Counselor to Foreign Students.
Senior Engineers: Class dues are
now payable to Lawrence Halleck,
Thomas Jefferis, George Frid,
Charles Donker, Percival Williams,
Robert Warner, Robert Merrill, or
Mr. L. H. Means, of the General
Electric Company, will be in Room
221 West Engineering Building for
two or three days beginning Thurs-
day, March 19, for the purpose of in-
terviewing prospective graduates who
might be interested in work with this
organization. Please make an ap-
pointment. It. C. Anderson.
Mr. J. H. Dillon, of the Ingersoll-
Rand Company, will be in Room 221
West Engineering Building for two
or three days, beginning Wednesday,
March 18, for the purpose of inter-
viewing prospective graduates who
might be interested in work withI
this organization. Please make an
appointment. H. C. Anderson.
Waiting for Lefty and The Doctor
In Spite of Himself: TPickets are still
available for Play Production's third
offering of the season. Performances
will be given tonight and every night
through Saturday of this week.
There will be a special matinee Sat-
urday afternoon at 3:15. Tickets are
priced at 35, 50, and 75c for the eve-
nings and 35 and 50c for the matineeI
For reservations call at the box of -
fice of the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre or telephone 6300.
Chemistry 6, Section 12: The five
weeks examination will be given this
Friday, March 20. No bluebooks will
be necessary. This examination will
cover all the work of the lecture and
Organ Recital: Palmer Christian,
University Organist, will play the fol-
lowing program on the Frieze Mem-
orial Organ in Hill Auditorium, Wed-
nesday afternoon, March 18, at 4:15
o'clock, to which the general public
Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C
Prelude (Ninth Sonata for Violin)
....................... C orelli
Sonata for Organ, No. 3, in D flat
Prelude ................... Schmitt
Finale (Symphony D ......Vierne
Presbyterian Lenten Lecture: Dr.
William P. Lemon of the First Pres-
byterian Church will lecture at the
Masonic Temple on Thursday night
at 7 o'clock on "The Plays of Ibsen"
A supper preceded the lecture at 6
p.m. for which reservations are nec-
essary. Students and faculty are in-
Events Of Today
Sphinx: Junior Men's Honorary So-
will be a meeting of the Council at
7:30 in the same room.
Chemical and Metallurgical Engi-
neering Seminar: Mr. Charles B.
Egof will be the speaker at the Sem-
inar for graduate students at 4 p.m.
in Room 3201 E. Engineering Build-
ing on the subject, "The Sedimenta-
tion of Flocculent Materials."
Pre-Legal Students: The last two
freshman case club practice -trials
will be held today at Hutchins Hall,
LawbSchool. The Kent club finals
will be held in Room 132; the Cooley
club trial, in Room 218. Both trials
will begin at 4 p.m.
Phi Sigma meets at 7:30 p.m., Room
2116 Natural Science Building. Prof.
A. A. Cristman will speak on the
Bilogical Effect of Carbon Dioxide.
The meeting will be open, and each
member is invited to bring guests.
Iota Sigma Pi open meeting of the
Michigan Chapter of Iota Sigma Pi,
Michigan League, 8:00 p.m. Prof.
Harley Bartlett will speak.
Scabbard and Blade: Regular meet-
ing at 7:30 p.m., at the Union. Room
Alpha Nu meeting at 7:30 p.m.,
in the chapter room on the fourth
floor of Angell Hall. Karl Nelson
will lead a discussion on, "The Fu-
ture of Medicine and Law as Pro-
fessions." Everyone who wishes, will
be given a chance to give his views
on the subject.
Visitors will be welcome and if they
want may give tryout speeches at
this meeting. These speeches should
be from three to five minutes dura-
tion and may be on any topic.
Luncheoin for Graduate Students at
12 noon in the Russian Tea Room
of the Michigan League building.
Professor Laurence Preuss, of the
PoliticalScience Dept., will speak in-
formally on "Sanctions."
Stanley Chorus meets at the Union
tonight. Altos and second sopranos
at 7:15 p.m. First sopranos at 8:Q0.
AU. members are urged to be present.
Second, Semester Freshmen, Men
and women, interested in trying out
for the Michiganensian, report to
the Publications' Building, Maynard
St., at 4 o'clock.
J. G. P. Rehearsal: Prologue at the
League from 4 to 5 p.m.; Raggedy
Anne at Barbour Gym at 7:30 p.m.
Stalker Hall: Open House and Tea
from 3:30 to 5 p.m. All Methodist
students and therifriends are cor-
dially invited to attend and enjoy
the fellowship of other students.
Barris Hall: There will be a cele-
bration of the Holy Communion at
7:30 a.m. in the Chapel at Harris Hall.
Sai'nt Andrew's- Church: Service of
worship this evening at 7:30 in the
Church. The Reverend Frederick W.
Leech will be in charge of the service.
Observatory Journal Club will meet
at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in
the Observatory lecture room. Dr.
Dean B. McLaughlin will speak on
"Interpretations of the Phenomena
of Novae." Tea will be served at 4.
Iota Alpha will hold its regular
monthly meeting on Thursday, March
19, 7:30 p.m., in the Seminar Room,
3201 E. Engineering Building. Prof.
A. L. Cross, of the Department of
History, will be the speaker on the
subject, "The Hartzell-Drake Case."
It is urged that every member be
English Journal Club will meet Fri-
day, March 20, at 4:15 p.m. in the
League. The program, to which the
public is cordially invited, will consist
of a colloquium on the subject, "Lit-
erature and Dialectical Materialism."
Mr. Herbert Weisinger will lead the
Mr. Ellis Cowling, of Thorntown,
Indiana, author of "A Short Intro-
duction to the Cooperative Move-
ment," will speak in Lane Hall audi-
torium Thursday, March 19, at 8:00
p.m. on "The Cooperative Movement."
This is the second of the series of
meetings on the Cooperative Move-
ment which is being sponsored by the
Student Christian Association. The
public is invited.
Mr. E. L. Kohler, of Arthur Ander-
sen and Company of Chicago, will
speak on "Corporate Income Taxa-
tion" on Thursday, March 19, at
11 p.m. in Room 103, Romance Lan-
guages Building. Students and facul-
ty of the School of Business Adminis-
tration and others interested are in-
vited to attend.
Weekly Reading Tiour: Dr. Fred
Cowin, pastor of the Church of Christ,
will read from the noetrv of Rohrt
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