THE MICHIGAN DAILY
rR.TDAY, FEBRUARY ?1, 1936
PAGE FOUR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1930
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Valley Authority is concerned. That is quite true.
Also he held that the national defense has little
if any concern with the Wilson Dam.
also quite true.
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NIGHT EDITOR: CLINTON B. CONGER 1
E XTRA-CURRICULAR activities are
being opened up to freshmen now
that they have adjusted themselves to the aca-
demic obligations that are a student's first duty.'
Virtually every day for the next two weeks fresh-1
men and sophomores will be extended invitations
through the columns of The Daily to broaden their
activities at the University. College life is not
merely the class schedule that a student follows
six days a week; it is something that includes
more than academic routine, important as it is.
Variety is essential to a well-rounded educa-
tional program and the release from text-books
and lectures that extra-curricular activities pro-
vide is one of their virtues. Besides the diversion
afforded by a worthwhile outside interest, such
pursuits often constitute the only actual experi-
ence in a student's college career. Participa-
tion in campus dramatic and musical productions
and work on campus publications illustrate such
Walter B. Pitkin in "More Power to You" men-
tions another advantage redounding to the per-
son who refuses to confine himself to one line of
activity. It is the increased capacity that is ac-I
quired through the diverse activities sincerely pur-
sued by such a person. This point is worth con-
sidering because it helps one to realize that extra-
curricular activities are not ends in themselves.
Variety, experience, and increased capacity are
not all that extra-curricular pursuits offer. The
social atmosphere pervading most outside projects
allows them to be an agent in forming many
worthwhile associations and friendships that are
of inestimable value both in undergraduate life
and later on.
Cognizant of the important role that extra-
curricular activities occupy in a University career,
the freshman should evaluate the announcements
that are appearing in The Daily offering tryout
positions to freshmen. He should consider them
with the same care that he exercises in selecting
his academic subjects from the catalogue, for he
is about to classify in another extremely important
"college" on the campus.
Decision. . .
THE SUPREME COURT'S decision
on the TVA, while it upheld the
Federal government, cannot rightly be termed a
victory for the Roosevelt administration.
The government contended, really, and it seems
naively, that it has its Constitutional power to
regulate navigation and provide for the national
defense. Of course it has and no one denies it, even
the dissenting Justice McReynolds. The real ques-
tion, which the justices must have realized, was
whether or not the government had the right to
use these Constitutional powers to sell electric
power and to use that power to measure propriety
of rates of privately owned public utility com-
Eight justices held that the government could
use this as an excuse. They cited the United States
vs. Chandler-Dunbar, when the court held that
the government could sell on the open market ex-
He concluded, and it seems quite properly, that
these contentions of the government were shams
to conceal its real purpose, which he said was
to go into the business of manufacturing.
Although we admire Justice MuReynold's frank-
ness, we are glad, somehow, that the court did
not take the case of the Alabama Power Co. to
invalidate the TVA. We see no constitutional
provision that would prohibit the Federal govern-
ment from attempting to ascertain whether or not
utility companies engaged in interstate commerce
are charging exhorbitant rates for their power.
And as a corollary, we see no prohibition, if the
constitution is viewed at all broadly, to the govern-
ment's experimenting in the manufacture of elec-
tric power with the resources it already has con-
structed, rather than allowing the power to be lost
and its means of production degenerate.
It seems almost certain that this question will
come before the court in the near future. And if
the vote in Monday's decision is any indication,
our guess is that the TVA will again be upheld.
Or Sport'?.. .
EXPERIENCED SKIIERS have com-
plained that there are dangerous
spots in the Arboretum which could be made safer
by the removal of three or four trees.
Charles Moody, superintendent of the Arbore-
tum, has replied that the Arboretum exists pri-
marily for the study of tree growth, and that there
are sufficient hills and trails, less daring, perhaps,
but reasonably safe without the removal of
Regardless of whether experienced winter
sportsmen find their pleasures gratified in the
Arboretum, our alarming list of tragic accidents,
called to public attention by Wednesday's accident,
does not come from this group. Almost invariably,
the accidents have resulted from inexperience or
Students, perhaps feeling their courage in ques-
tion, have incurred painful and permanent in-
juries through foolhardy risks which even ex-
perienced skiiers and tobogganers would hesitate
to take. The inevitable result of three girls who
had never been tobogganing before riding an 11-
foot toboggan on a dangerous hill dotted with
trees is tragedy Just as "-And Sudden Death,"
by picturing vividly the horrible consequences of
carelessness in driving made drivers stop and
think, so a realization that foolhardiness in the
Arboretum is neither courageous, daring, nor
amusingumay help to save the limbs and lives of
some youth now healthy.
When tobogganing, remember to go with some-
one who is experienced, if you are yourself new
at the game; remember, too, to use the hills that
are reasonably safe; and to keep your feet up on
the toboggan, not dragging. With these excep-
tions, you may have, if you're lucky, a fifty-fifty
chance of getting up and walking away.
As 0 thers See It
A Better Reason Needed
(From the Columbia Missourian)
AFTER the junking of the AAA by the Supreme
Court, several members of Congress have gone
on record to curb the court's power. Senator Nor-
ris of Nebraska in his speech Wednesday night fa-
vors such curbing by restricting its appellate juris-
Friends of the administration last week began
a new drive on the Court. Some forty bills have
been proposed. The bills fall into four major cate-
gories which would: forbid the court to declare
acts of Congress unconstitutional; require un-
constitutional decisions be unanimous or by a
larger margin than five to four; increase the size of
the court; direct the court to give advisory opin-
ions on the validity of a law before it should be-
The strongest argument contends that some
action must be taken to prevent invalidation of
important legislation through close divisions in
the highest tribunal. When the Court divides 5
to 4 for knocking out an act of Congress, the vote
of one man is quite important. Figures are seldom
given but the impression is left that the consti-
tutional scales are frequently tipped in this deli-
cate fashion. It is decisions of this nature that
provoke the current agitation.
In its 146 years, only 64 acts of Congress have
been held unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
Some 27 of these decisions have been by unanimous
vote. In the first decision rejecting an act of Con-
gress that in Marbury vs. Madison, Chief Justice
Marshall spoke for a united bench when he gave
his clear exposition of the necessity for a judicial
review in our federal system of government. Last
year in the momentous decision throwing out the
NRA, Chief Justice Hughes was supported by every
member of the court.
During the present term of the court, 102 of the
121 decisions made have been unanimous. This
is about 90 per cent. There were ten 6-3 decisions,
five 5-4 decisions, two 7-2 decisions and two 8-1
decisions. These decisions include not only acts
of Congress but state laws. Previous to this term
in only ten instances has the court lined up 5-4
rejecting an act of Congress. One of these was in
the first case of Federal child labor law. The sec-
ond child labor law was rejected 8-1.
By adding the times the court has voted unani-
mously or by a majority of 6-3 or greater, we find
that the total of such decisions out of the 64
(federal acts) we are considering is no less than
53. In the great majority of the invalidations of
acts of Congress, the weight of heavy numbers has
been against the law in question.
The Conning Tower]
After Ten in the Cumberland Mountains
P IN the Cumberland Mountains,
While the moon was rising slow,
A young schoolmarm and her boy friend
Walked home from the movie show.
It was after ten, a little after ten.
"Oh, honey, what's your hurry?
It's a beautiful night to roam."
"Oh, my darling, I hate to leave you,
But I really must get home,
For it's after ten, it's after ten."
"Honey, you've been to college,
And maybe you think I'm slow,
But I've got a job with the P.W.A."-
'"Oh, my darling, I've got to go,
For it's after ten, it's after ten."
"Honey, I wish you'd listen,
There's something that I've wanted to say,
I've been thinking everything over"-
"Oh, my darling, I must not stay,
For it's after ten, it's after ten."
"Honey, is it just your pappy?
Well, I don't think it's right
For you to keep on teaching
And never be out at night-
Not after ten, not after ten.
"A dried-up old-maid schoolmarm,
That's what he'll make of you,
Your pappy just wants your wages"-
"Oh, you hush, it is not true-
But it's after ten, it's after ten.
"Of course my pappy loves me,
And when he isn't tight
There never was a kinder father,
But I'm afraid he's lit tonight,
And it's after ten, it's after ten."
"Kiss me good night, then, honey."
And she whispered, "I'm so happy-
You know I love you dearly,
But a girl must mind her pappy-
And it's after ten, it's after ten."
There stood her pappy waitin',
When she come in the door,
It's true he had been drinkin',
And he was terrible sore-
It was after ten, it was after ten.
And so he started to beat her,
But when he picked up a knife,
She took off her high-heeled slipper
And struck to save her life,
A little after ten, a little after ten.
Her pappy had a funeral,
And she was put on trial,
And they sent her up for twenty-five years,
Which might seem quite a while-
But it was after ten, it was after ten.
Up in the Cumberland Mountains
It's beautiful out at night,
And the moon makes love seem lovelier-
But a girl ain't got no right to be out after
Not after ten. Floyd Dell
When the charges of Communism grow hack-
neyed, the chargers change to allegations of pub-
licity seeking. Commissioner Valentine, for ex-
ample, says in rebuttal to Representative Marcan-
tonic's offer to meet him in a gymnasium, that he
is "an example of a publicity-seeking demagogue."
Well, a man can't get much public work done
without getting publicity, whether he wants it or
not. Sometimes he cares more about the work,
or the cause, than he does about the publicity for
himself. When the Commissioner says that he
will go after Marcantonio with a flit gun, it might
be charged that he also is seeking the publicity
bubble at the phrase's month. Our guess is that
both boys are sincere, and just a pair of trying-to-
By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. -Claude
Swanson of Virginia might well
have been an important cog in the
legislative wing of the Franklinf
Roosevelt administration had the
President not lifted him to cabinet1
service as naval secretary. The Vir-
ginian had a background of congres-
sional service in both house and sen-
ate that would have made him a val-
uable aide on the law-making front.+
Yet Swanson's assignment as navy
secretary caused no surprise. To
many it appeared as a probable
Roosevelt move to off-set the refusal
of Carter Glass, Virginia colleague in
the senate, to take the treasury port- '
folio in the Roosevelt cabinet. Among
Mr. Roosevelt's intimate advisors,'
however, it was known before Glass
disclosed his mind that the then
President-elect was debating the
question of having two Virginia sen-
ators in his cabinet.
ANOTHER theory of the Swanson:
appointment often expressed at
the time was that Mr. Roosevelt de-
sired to open a way to the senate for
Harry Byrd, who now holds the seat
Swanson vacated. In view of subse-
quent developments and Byrd's re-1
lentless opposition to so many Roose-
velt policies, that is an almost for-
Yet it is no stranger than that Mr.
Roosevelt should first have tendered
the treasury post to Glass. And it is'
well known that Mr. Roosevelt con-'
sidered proposing Byrd as John J.
Raskob's successor as Democratic na-
tional chairman if the latter resigned.
At the off-year special meeting in
Washington of the national commit-
tee which had much to do with the
evolution of the Roosevelt candidacy,
Byrd was a Roosevelt leader. Of such
contradictions is politics made.
What is a far more probable ex-
planation of Swanson's appointment
as navy secretary is to be found in
his unusual fitness by experience and
natural bent for that post. He en-
tered the house in 1893 as representa-
tive of the Norfolk district where is
located the largest naval station.
Varying his congressional service
with a four-year term as governor
of Virginia, he came back to the sen-
ate to serve on the naval committee
until he resigned to enter the cab-
F THERE is any seasoned Demo-
crat more navy-minded, more ex-
perienced in navy department prob-
lems, more popular with the service
toward which the President's own
bent leans so strongly than Senator
Swanson, his name escaped memory.
And to back that is old friendship
born of intercourse in the war years
when Mr. Roosevelt was assistant
secretary of the navy himself and
Swanson a naval committee senator.
Ill health has restricted Secretary
Swanson's activities from the start
of his departmental service; but nev-
er his driving for a bigger and better
navy. And with another sea-minded
Roosevelt, a presidential cousin, Col.
Henry Roosevelt of the marines, to
aid him as assistant secretary, Swan-
son has been running the department
closest to the President's heart to
Mr. Roosevelt's complete satisfaction
except for a too forward secretarial
Salary Checks: In all those cases
where arrangements have been in
effect for the deposit of salary checks
in any one of the three banks that
have now been merged, unless the
Business Office receives directions to
the contrary before Feb. 25, such
checks will be deposited in the Ann
Arbor Savings and Commercial Bank
on the morning of Feb. 29 under the
same general scheme that has been
in effect with respect to the three
banks. Shirley W. Smith.
To Department Heads and Others
Concerned: All time slips must be in
the Business Office Feb. 21 to be in-
cluded in the Feb. 29 payroll.
Edna G. Miller, Payroll Clerk.
American - Scandinavian Traveling
Fellowships: The American - Scandi-
navian Foundation will award to stu-
dents born in the United States or
its possessions a number of traveling
fellowships, each $1,000, for study in
the Scandinavian countries during
the academic year 1936-37. Appli-
cants must be graduate students, stu-
dents who will graduate in June orE
younger faculty members. They must
be capable of original research and
independent study, and it is desirable
that they be familiar with at least
one language in addition to English
--preferably Swedish, Danish, or
Norwegian. The fields of study in-
clude science, literature, and other
subjects. For details call at the
Graduate School office. All applica-
tions must be in New York before
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notices of Grad-
uate Appointments in Syracuse Uni-
versity to be made for the school year
by 1936-37. These awards are open
to qualified graduates of universities
and accredited colleges in the United
States, Canada, and foreign coun-
tries. They include the following
fields : Liberal Arts, Public Adminis-
tration, Political Science, Social Psy-
chology, Education,dstudent counsel-
ling for men, and deanships for
For details apply 201 Mason Hall
between 9-12, 2-4, Thursday, Friday,
Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 20, 21, 24
Concerts Cancelled: The Faculty
Concert scheduled for Sunday after-
noon, Feb. 23; and the Orchestra
Concert scheduled for Sunday after-
noon, March 8, have been cancelled.
1936 Mechanical Engineers: Mr. T.
W. Prior of the Goodyear Tire and
Rubber Company of Akron, Ohio will
be in Room 221 West Engineering
building on Monday, Feb. 24, for the
purpose of interviewing Mechanical
Engineers interested in possible em-
ployment with this organization. A
tentative appointment is advisable.
H. C. Anderson.
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication In the Bullein i eon:nt e nth e to an members of the
University. Copy received at the ollice of the Ass1t:ant to the President
until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Political Science 184: This class will
meet in Room 2013 A.H. instead of
2014 A.H. as scheduled.
E. S. Brown.
Public Lecture: "Old Mesopotamian
Art" by Professor Leroy Waterman.
Illustrated. Sponsored by the Re-
search Seminary in Islamic Art.
Monday, Feb. 24, 4:15 in Room D,
Alumni Memorial Hall. Admission
Events Of Today
English Journal Club: Regular Feb-
ruary meeting at the League at 4:15.
Professor Reeves, of the Political
Science Department, will lecture on
The Hereford Map. The public is
U. of M. Public Health Club desires
the attendance of all members today
at the Women's League at 8 o'clock.
The meeting will be short and will
be followed with an address by a not-
Contemporary: Tryouts for candi-
dates for the business staff will be
held at 4:30 p.m. today at Contemp-
oraly's office in Student Publications
Con temporary: General business
meeting at 4:30 p.m. today. All
members desiring to remain on the
business stalf must be present.
Esperanto: The class in Esperanto
will meet today at 4:00 o'clock, 1020
Hillel Foundation: Traditional Fri-
day Night Services will be held at the
Hillel Foundation at 8:00 p.m. It
will be followed by a fireside discus-
sion on "'A Jewish Appraisal of the
Pharisees" which will be led by Dr.
Bernard Heller. All are welcome.
Sunday Evening Forum will be held
at the Hillel Foundation at 8:00 p.m.
It will be followed by a lecture by
Dr. Bernard Heller on "Moses and
Washington" followed by Social and
Smoker. All are welcome.
The Romance Journal Club will
meet Feb. 25 at 4:15, Room 108, Ro-
mance Language Building. Professor
Julio del Toro will read a paper on
"Carlos M. Ocantos, Argentine Nov-
elist," and Professor Camillo P. Mer-
lino will discuss briefly three books.
Graduate students are cordially in-
Acolytes will meet for the first time
this semester on Monday, Feb. 24, at
7:30 p.m., 202 South Wing. Dr. Am-
brose, of the Philosophy Department,
will present a paper on "The Prob-
lem of Meaning." All members are
urged to attend.
Genesee Club: Important meeting
FRIDAY, FEB. 21, 1936
VOL. XLVI No. 96
and Fridays, this cass will meet in
Room 2014 A.H. instead of 2013 A.H.
word now and then.
cure senatorial habits.
It is hard
What is the right age for what? "His," declares
Commissioner Valentine, of Mr. Marcantonio," isI
the arrogance and immaturity of youth." The
Supreme Court is popularly known as Nine Old "PRO
Men. There must be a day or two in a man's life. %1
when he is the precise age for something impor-;
AT THE MICHIGAN
entieth century-Fox picture,,
d by Darryl F. Zanuck, starring
Bartholomew and Victor Mc-
and featuring Gloria Stuart.
The "It Can't Be Filmed Here" debate appearsj
to be a filibuster. Mr. Lewis says that the Hays As a mercenary soldier who is hired'
office banned the production; Mr. Hays says that by well-meaning revolutionists to kid-
it didn't Our guess is that "It Can't Happen Here" nap a beloved boy king so that he
may be safe during the overthrowing
will appear in the movie houses next spring or of a corrupt government, Victor Mc-
summer, and that the Fascists and the Com- Laglen stalks in his usual tough way
munists will agree that the Green Mountains of through this mildly amusing and oc-
Vermont are beautiful. casionally exciting picture which is
no more than a vehicle for himself
It is M. C.'s acute comment that Al Smith and and for Freddie Bartholomew.
Herbert Hoover have something in common: they Master Bartholomew is the perfect
both say burocracy instead of bureaucracy. boy monarch, being extremely pat-
riotic, ever so royal, and almost too1
On Friday, February 21, the U. S. Marines, of meticulously mannered. And he, as
Philadelphia, will send two bowling teams, one the American public believes all boy
composed of women, to bowl against a picked ito play football, baseball, and every
Beverly team at the American Legion Alleys.- other game he can think of, including
Beverly, N.J., Banner. craps.
Sunday, Feb. 23, at 4:30 at the Union.
Brotherhood Day: The various re- All members are urgently requested
ligious groups at Michigan are being to be there.
invited by the Faculty Committee on
Religious Education to join in an In-
ter-Faith program Feb. 29 and March Womnen Students: There will be a
1 (rather than Feb. 22 and 23,)r Winter Sports Party for all women
E. W. Blakeman, students on Saturday afternoon. The
Counselor in Religious g roup will leave the Women's Ath-
Education. letic Building at 2 p.m. and return at
4 o'clock for refreshments.
The Student Christian Association
announces the postponement of the Graduate Outing Club will meet at
opening of the series of "Moment of Lane Hall Saturday, Feb. 22, 2:30
Beauty" programs scheduled for to- pan. Transportation will be provid-
day at 5:15 p.m. The programs are ed to the Wolverine Day Camp for an
to occur every Friday afternoon dur- afternoon of skiing, skating and to-
ing the second semester. Watch the bagganning. Supper will be served for
Daily for the opening date. approximately 40 cents. All gradu-
ate students are cordially invited to
Notice: It is requested that any- attend.
one possessing a picture taken of any
ROTC parade or ceremony be good . First Presbyterian Church meeting
enough to inform the editor of the in the Masonic Temple, 327 South
Michiganensian. The Ensian is very Fourth Ave. Ministers, William P.
desirous of borrowing one to use in Lemon and Norman W. Kunkel. New
the 1936 publication. Such a pic- students are cordially invited to the
ture, if lent, will be returned in good Sunday program.
condition. 9:45, Forum for Youth, Mr. Kun-
nkel, leader. Subject: "The 'Rubaiyat'
The New Gulliver: An unusually of Omar Khayam vs. the 'Hound of
high interest in this picture forces us Heaven' of Francis Thompson-Can
to remind our patrons to order their we still believe in a God who cares?"
tickets early. The box office will be -
open Wednesday from 12:00-6:00 10:45, Morning Worship. Dr. Lem-
open Friday and Saturday from 10:00 on preaches: "Capacity Input."
a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 5:00, Round Table Discussion, Dr.
James A. Woodburn, leader. Sub-
ject: "Man's Other Religion, Nation-
Academic Noces alism."
Psychology 110 will meet in Room 6:00, Fellowship supper with cost
Room 315 West Medical Building, supper.
6:30, Westminster Guild meeting.
Psychology 122 will neet in Room Philip Gaston will lead a discussion
3056 N.S. on Monday and Friday at on the subject of the 5 o'clock meet-
9 instead of Room 3126 N.S.ing.
The next Presbyterian Student
Sociology 51, Section 1: M. F. at 9 Party will be at the Temple on Sat-
will meet in Room 208 University urday evening, Feb. 29 and will be a
Hall instead of 315 Haven Hall. Leap Year Party in charge of the
History 92: This course will meet in
West Physics lecture during the sec- Lutheran Student Club: Informal
ond semester. party in Lane Hall, Saturday evening,
Feb. 22 from 9 to 12. Admission will
English 293: The class in Biblio- i be 35c. All Lutheran students are
"As long as you get fun out of life," wrote Mrs.
Roosevelt, "even if you are near the starvation
point, youth and hope will win out." For the
information of our sister journalist it may be
said that if you are near the starvation point
for some time, and also your family are near it,
youth soon vanishes and hope grows to despair
before you can say Joe Robinson.
Of course there are complications,
and the inevitable love story finds
its way into them. It is concerned I
with a Countess Sonia (Gloria
Stuart) and a young American mil-
lionaire (Michael Whalen) who is
more enamored with champagne andI
show girls than anything else. A
Parisian night club scene gives the
opportunity to introduce the song