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THE MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY. APRIL 26, 1936

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sion her aggressive war against Ethiopia, every
mile of territory taken condemning the impotency
of the League of Nations. We see the founda-
tions of the League of Nations, a body whose exist-
ence depends upon its ability to keep peace, dis-
integrating because the powers have used it pri-
rnarily as an instrument of selfish diplomacy. We
see the corallaries of the League Covenant, the
post-war treaties, smashed as the fever of rearm-
ament and potential conquest hold sway. The I
sky was no blacker in 1914.
But although Europe's big politicians may play
this desperate, ruthless game, there is in almost
every country a majority of the people whose de-
sire for peace is as fierce as the desire of their
"leaders" for plunder. The immediate and force-
ful repudiation of the British of the Hoare-Laval
a proposals is one example of the strength of this
a popular feeling.
In France this anti-war sentiment is organized
e in the People's Front. A decisive victory for its
r candidates today will be a victory for the forces
of peace, both in France itself and in every country.
s For only through actual popular rule can the
; Hearsts and Hitlers and the persons they repre-
0 sent be beaten, and the relations of the govern-
ments of the world reflect the essential comrade-
ship of the peoples of the world.

EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT
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M(ANAGING EDITOR ............. THOMAS H. KLEENE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR..............THOMAS E. GROEHN
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Shulman.
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Andros, Fred Buesser, Fred Delano, Ray Goodman.
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Josephine M. Cavanagn, Florence H. Davies, Marion T.
Holden, Charlotte D. Rueger, Jewel W. Wuerfel.
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DEPARTMENTAL MANAGERS
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Willis Tomlinson; Contracts, Stanley Joffe; Accounts,
Edward Wohlgemuth; Circulation and National Adver-
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tions, Lyman Bittman.
NIGHT EDITOR: RALPH W. HURD

The Way To Income
Redistribution..*0

A CCORDING to a table compiled
from the Treasury statistics of in-
come by the National City Bank of New York, the
total of undistributed income for all corporations
in the United States during the period from 1921
to 1933 inclusive, amounted to MINUS $9,700,-
000,000.
President Roosevelt's administration, if daily
news reports for months past are to be credited,
would impose a tax on undistributed corporate
income.
The philosophy back of the administration's pro-
posal is coming to be regarded more and more
as sound economics, and it has oft been expressed
in these columns. It has to do with the need for
a certain amount of redistribution of income in
our present national economy - a subtraction of
a few ciphers from the upper income brackets and
the addition of those ciphers to the cipherless
lower income brackets.
The facts substantiating this concept, taken
from Federal government sources, reveal, as typ-
ical, the situation in 1929 during which year 10.35
per cent of all those receiving income, or 5,175,-
600 people, received less than $500. More than 80
per cent of income receivers gained less than $2,-
000.
At the same time a handful of people, 1.33 per
cent to be exact, received 25.51 per cent of the
total income, not to mention the envy of the rest
of us.
Starting from this generally-accepted premise,
however, the Administration and others who seek
to impose additional taxes on corporations have,
in our opinion, gone slightly awry. In their en-
deavour to get at the source of the excessive in-
comes of a few, they have failed to realize that
it is not the yields per unit of stock in corpora-
tions that have been excessive, but the number of
units which some people have been able to acquire
and the excessive aggregate of non-excessive divi-
dend payments which they have received.
Further quoted from the National City Bank's
compilation, all United States corporations ac-
quired a total gross income of -hold your breath
-$1,578,900,000,000. Of this total, the balance
left after all expenses -including taxes and in-
terest - amounted to the relatively small sum
of $41,000,000,000. This balance amounts to 2.6
per cent of the total gross income.
Now anyone saying that 2.6 per cent of the
income from corporate productive activity, with
97.3 per cent going to the "other factors of pro-
duction" is too much to become available to
stockhold'ers, is, again in our opinion, "slightly
awry.",
If further taxes are not to be imposed on cor-
porations, and if you believe that the way toward
a redistribution of income lies through the medium
of taxes, it seems much more to be desired to
"soak the rich" through their personal income
figures.
If you believe that the way toward a redistribu-
tion of income is not fundamentally through taxes,
the most logical alternative is that espoused by
Prof. Max Handman of the economics depart-
ment - price adjustments downward which will,
in effect, increase the purchasing power of con-
sumers and thus their real income.
France Votesr
On Peace Vs. War .. .
T ODAY the people of France go to
the polls to elect 615 members of

THE FORUM
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
fetters upon the criteria of general editorial imnortance
and interest to the campus.
Spring Parley A n d Thefaly
To thu Editor:
If the Spring Parley is to achieve any of the
values hoped for, it is essential that honesty of
purpose must be a driving force. Irrespective
of differences of opinion that may exist before-
hand and which may never be reconciled, the Par-
ley can be of great benefit. But those who speak
must do so with conviction and clarity; and those
who listen and discuss have the responsibility of
listening with accuracy, and when they get the
floor, of interpreting or quoting what they have
heard, with at least the intention of giving an hon..
est quotation or interpretation. Too many failures
in either respect inevitably will mean the discon-
tinuation of an excellent institution.
Time for debate is short, and many rightfully
wish to be heard. It follows that there is often
no opportunity for a speaker either from the panel
or the floor to defend a position when an attack is
made: the Parley must get on to other things.
However, when arguments remain unfinished with-
in the meeting, no great harm is done; for everyone
who heard the debate is still present, and having
heard all that was said, can form his own conclu-
sions.
It is fortunate that when The Daily's report
goes astray in some particular, ample opportunity
exists for making a correction. When your head-
line writer says the writer "Chides Engineers for
Total Lack of Social Consciousness," he doesn't
know what he is talking about. When a para-
graph has me declaring against engineers in gov-
ernment, it gives me a new idea; at least, I never
entertained it before. I think it is a fine idea for
engineers to take governmental posts, along with
lawyers, physicians, and others. Royal S. Cope-
land, M.D., is in the Senate. Is he there as a physi-
cian, or as a senator? As a physician, he may and
I hope does have a unique usefulness as a senator;
but he's a senator nevertheless. Herbert Hoover
was once an engineer, and maybe he is again;
but when he was President, he was not and could
not be an engineer. The Presidency is not that
kind of a job. Unless we make such distinctions,
we might someday send dentists to the legislature
because our laws need more teeth in them. Un-
less our reporters can follow such distinctions,
they may do a queer job of reporting.
The same paragraph has me saying that engi-
neering students should not be expected to be
skilled in the social sciences. Of course, no one
is privileged to demand that all engineering stu-
dents shall be so skilled; hence, there is a grain of
truth in the statement as written. Let me say here
that most of us in engineering education have long
since grown tired of listening to blanket prescrip-
tions for engineering curricula, as written in haste
by well-intentioned but uninformed friends outside
the profession. On the other hand, we heartily
welcome the constructive suggestions of anyone
who demonstrates that his knowledge of the prob-
lems involved is more than superficial.
Let the Parley and The Daily proceed. They
are both indispensable. But let us recognize thatt
the continued usefulness of both will depend some-
what on the making of vital distinctions and ofr
reasonably accurate interpretations. After all,r
what are we here for?
-A. D. Moore.
Castes In India
By JAMES A MILLS
NASIK, India, April 25.-P(A)-Under the in-I
.piration of Mahatma Gandhi and Pandi Malaviya
wo of India's greatest spiritual leaders, thousands
>f "untouchables," or social outcasts, are becoming
3aste Hindus.
This is the first time in centuries that theI

ill-powerful caste system has broken down.t
Gandhi, who is devoting most of his time toE
olving the problem of the "untouchables," says
his curse must be removed if India is to attain
her full status as an independent self-respecting
ration. He is supported vigorously by Pandi Mala-
iya, 75, head of Benares University, and himselfc
i Brahmin, the highest caste in Hindus.
Recently several hundred Harijans (untouch-
ibles,) including Chamars, Mangs, and Mahars,
vere given ritualistic immersions in the river here r

The Conning Tower
YE OLDE STUFFE
Silk that is finer than silk,
Steel that is sharper than steel,
Robots, hormones, and their ilk-
Fanciful fish in the creel.
"So what?" you may audibly snicker.
Well, a pineapple soda is slicker.
Tours from Tobolsk to the tropics,
Cars many ells to the wheelbase-
These and a hundred such topics,
Swell as they are, make me feel base:
Gimme the dawn on my pillow,
And sparrows that chirp by the willow.
Words that are written are strenuous-
Paintings that hang on the wall
Are either by infants, or tenuous,
And sculptuie is wildest of all:
So let us be praising, ad-libbing,
The joys of old-fashioned contribbing.
-LEMUEL.
Maybe Mr. C, Wayland Brooks will be Governor
Landon's keynoter. We care not who makes
the keynote speech of a nation as long as we
don't have to listen to them.
The extensive alteration which the Corn Ex-
change Bank Trust Company has subjected the
five-story building at 265 Broadway, between
Chambers and Warren Streets, to... The Sun,
Submitted by H. K. S. for the prepositional-
postponement prize.
The Retort Snappy, or Wit in the House
(From the Congressional Record)
Mr. BOYLAN. He is young and impulsive and
needs a little seasoning, which he will probably
get in time. (Laughter.) My admiration, my re-
spect and love for the gentleman are so great
that I would not put a stone in his way, but I
do say that if he is left to himself he is liable
to squirt himself out of his seat, and I would
not like to see that happen.
Mr. ZIONCHECK. Mr. Speaker, a point of
order.
The SPEAKER. The gentleman will state it.
Mr. ZIONCHECK. The point of order is this:
When I squirt myself out of my seat where will
I squirt myself and who cares?
Mr. BOYLAN. The gentleman will probably
squirt himself into that oblivion from which
he emanated.

L RADIO
By TUURE TENANDER
rTHIS afternoon will be your last
chance to hear the New York
Philharmonic Symphony under the
direction of Arturo Toscanini, pre-
mier symphonic conductor of the
present day. The program will in-
clude: Symphonytin G minor, Mo-
z ,rt; Overture to Lenore No. 3,
Beethoven; and Symphony No. 7 in
C major, Schubert. Incidentally,
John Barbirolli, young European
composer will conduct the first ten
broadcasts of the Philharmonic next
season. Barbirolli's work is prac-
tically unknown here in America but
one can hear him Tuesday by tuning
in on a broadcast from London.
A NEW program of dance music and
leading song hits will be inaugu-
rated over CBS at 10 p.m. Friday. The
orchestra will be composed of 45
musicians under the direction of
Andre Kostelanetz and will play all
the dance movements of the present
day, including fox trots, rhumbas,
boleros and others. Kay Thompson
and Ray Heatherton, vocalists, will
also be heard on the program.
A LA EVANS PLUMMER of Radio
Guide, we'd like to submit a few
prunes to Mr. Walter Cameron's talks
on the Ford symphony hour on Sun-
day evenings. Why such an excel-
lent program should be subject to
expositions of the rugged individual-
ism philosophy is more than we can
see.
THE Sigmund Rombcrg Studio Par-
ty is consistently a good program.
This Monday night Cora Sue Col-
lins and Lionel Barrymore will re-
enact a scene from "Alice in Wonder-
land."
THURSDAY night promises to be a
gala one, if only because of the
program featuring Bing Crosby. The
dramatis personae for the program
will include Bing, Jimmy Dorsey's or-
chestra, Bob Burns, Louis Prima's
swing outfit, Una Merkle and Leo-
pold Stokowski. All of which leads
us to wonder just how the musical
tastes of Messrs. Dorsey, Stokowski
and Prima will jibe.
TOMMY DORSEY and his orches-
tra have replaced Isham Jones at
the Blue Room of the Hotel Lincoln
in New York City, and can be heard
broadcasting from there several
nights a week over CBS.
UST so you won't be caught asleep
at the switch, remember that all
programs originating in the East will
be on an hour earlier this week be-
cause of the change to daylight sav-
ing time.
TH E SCREEN

The tax collector follows you around like a
hound dog on the heels of a rabbit. He does not
care how poor you are. - American editorial.
In fact, he prefers you to be poor; and if you
are not, he soon will make you so.
The American Newspaper Publishers are meet-
ing this week, and there will be speeches about the
freedom of the press. Well, this section of the
press is free to express wonderment why the
publishers don't invite a certain passionate be-
liever in the freedom of the press to address
them. We refer, gentlemen, to Heywood Broun
of the American Newspaper Guild.
SPRING ON THE MOPUS
The "peepers" have been shrilling for three
weeks, but that does not mean spring has come.
Last Sunday we took our trowels and filled our
baskets with enough hepaticas- blue and white
and pink - to leave us breathless climbing Ker-
ber hill. That is not the surest harbinger. But
I am losing a finger-nail, for I have started build-
ing wall. And that is absolute evidence that spring
has come to Connecticut.
On the five acres we have stopped chopping
wood and clearing and burning. The frost has for
a time now been out of the ground; even the last
reluctant.patch of snow has been forced from its
rock hollow. The mattock, the crowbar, and the
rake have again appeared; and close to the cabin
I am digging and assorting rock. Small ones are
used for the road ruts, medium ones for road
holes, large ones for my well. Every year I build
a bit, every year I forget last year's lessons. Though
I put on heavy gloves I forget flesh is weak when
caught between stone and stone. So it was with
the second rock I let down suddenly upon an-
other, and two fingers abruptly shouted with pain.
It was the old familiar pang. I couldn't cry because
the lad would say, "Why build a wall? You should
have called me; you shouldn't lift heavy stones."
I ran to where he was shaping logs and walked
around in circles for awhile, then took a rake
and worked furiously. Soon the throbs lessened,
and I removed my gloves. No skin broken this
time, but the purplish black was showing strong.
"Look," I said rather proudly, "guess I'll lose that
nail all right; spring has come to the Mopus
road!" -JILL.
To which may be added "Spring Along the
Saugatuck":
Forsythia is now alive
All along Conn One-O-Five.
Suggested name, in honor of a sponsor, for the
Landon ticket: Block Party.
SUPPER IS I-CUMEN IN
(From the Stamford, Conn., Advocate)
A ye alde beanne supper will be served at the
Baptist Church, tomorrow evening, from 5 to 7:30,
under the auspices of the World Wide Guild. Tick-
ets may be bought at the door.
Revised song for the Bankers' Convention: "Just
Teller That You Saw Me."
card containing rules of conduct, and a cloth with
sacred inscriptions on it.
There are 60,000,000 "untouchables" in India.
They present one of India's major problems. As a
'ule, they live in dire poverty and are shunned

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Contemporary: Manuscripts for the
fourth issue should be left in the
English office, 3221 Angell Hall, as
soon as possible.
Members of the Faculty: In order
to assure accommodations for the
Michigan Schoolmaster's Club din-
ner, Friday evening, May 1, at which
Dr. John Dewey is to be the guest
speaker, members of the faculty are
urged to get their tickets in Room 4.
University Hall, not later than Tues
day afternoon, April 28.
A cademic Notices
Geological Field Courses in Colo-
rado: Students planning to enroll in
the field courses given in Colorado
from June 22 to August 14 are re-
quested to attend a meeting in Room
2054, Natural Science Building, at 7
p.m., Tuesday, April 28.
Professor Lvering will give a lec-
ture on the geology of the camp area,
illustrated with colored lantern slides
and movies. All those interested are
invited to attend.
Announcements regarding t h e
courses will be made at this time.
Astronomy 31, 1 p.m. section.
Make-up bluebook April 28 (Tues-
day), 2 to 4 p.m., at the Observatory,
corner of East Ann and Observatory
streets.
Lecture
Public Lecture: "Islamic Decora-
tive Arts," by Dr. Mehmet Aga-Oglu.
Illustrated. Sponsored by the Re-
search Seminary in Islamic Art Mon-
day, April 27, 4:15 p.m., in Room D,
Alumni Memorial Hall. Admission
free.
Events Of Today
First Methodist Church:
Dr. C. W. Brashares will preach on
"Teach Me to Pray" at 10:45 a.m.
Stalker Hall:
12 noon, Dr. E. W. Blakeman will
lead a discussion on the subject "The
Meaning of the Oxford Oath." This
is the first in a "Peace-War" series
of discussions. 6 p.m., Wesleyan
Guild meeting. Under the chairman-
ship of Herbert Soper there will be
a discussion following the Spring
Parley on the topic "Our Tomorrow--
What Shall We Make It?" Reports
of the various sections will be given
by members of the group. 7 p.m.
Fellowship hour and supper.
First Presbyterian Church:
I Meeting in the Masonic Temple, 327
South Fourth. Ministers, William P.
Lemon and Norman W. Kunkel.
9:45 a.m., Westminster Forum for
Youth. The leader for this Sunday
will be Prof. Howard McClusky.
10:45 a.m., morning worship with
sermon by Norman W. Kunkel. Sub-
ject: "Youth Raises Its Voice."
6:00 p.m., Supper meeting of the
Westminster Guild. The subject for
discussion at the meeting is to be
"Tomorrow's World-What Shall We
Make of It?" led by Rose Perrin. The
high points of the Parley will be con-
sidered.
Harris Hall: Regular student meet-
ing in Harris Hall this evening at
seven o'clock. Professor Robert B.
Hall will be the speaker. All students
and their friends are cordially invited.
Saint Andrew's Episcopai Church:
Services of worship today are: 8:00
a.m., Holy Communion; 9:30 a.m.,
Church School; 11:00 a.m., Kinder-
garten; 11:00 a.m., Morning Prayer
and Sermon by The Reverend Henry
Lewis.
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First Baptist Church:
10:45 a.m., Mr. Sayles will speak
on "Reverence for Life." Sunday
School at 9:30 a.m. Dr. Waterman's

class at Guild House at 9:45.
Roger William Guild:
Students Class omitted on account
of closing session of Spring Parley.
6:00 p.m., Students at Guild House,
503 E. Huron. A panel of six stu-
dents who have listened to the dis-I
cussions at the Spring Parley will dis-
cuss the bearing of the main ethical
and religious issues raised. Gordon
Stow in charge. Social hour, with
refreshments will follow program.
Church of Christ (Disciples) :
10:45 a.m., Church worship service.
Rev. Fred Cowin, minister. 12 noon:
Students' Bible Class. Leader, H. L..
Pickerill, campus minister. The
study of Immortality will be con-
tinued.
5:30 p.m., Social hour. 15 cent
supper will be served.
6:30 p.m., Discussion hour. The
topic will be "The Parley-What did
we get from it?" Members who have1
been assigned to visit various sections
will present reports.
Congregational Church:
10:30 a.m., service of worship andl
religious education. Guest speaker,'

St. Paul's Lutheran Church:
Carl A. Brauer, Pastor.
9:30 a.m., Church School.
9:30 a.m., divine service in German.
10:45 a.m., morning worship. Ser-
mon subect: "The Good Shepherd."
The Student Walther League will
attend the Zone Rally at Trinity
Church, Wyandotte in the afternoon
and evening. Cars will leave the
church at 1:30 p.m.
Lutheran Student Club: Walter
Bietila, University of Michigan mem-
ber of the Olympic Skiing team, will
speak to the club of which he is a
member, this evening in the parish
hall on Washington Street. He will
tell us of his experiences with the
Olympic team in Germany this
winter.
All Lutheran students are invited.
The talk will follow supper at 6 p.m.
Unitarian Church, 11 a.m., service,
"Altruism" (based partly on recent
biography of Theodore Parker).
8:00 p.m., Liberal Students Union
will meet following annual Church
supper.
Ilillel Foundation Sunday evening
Forum: James Ellmann, president of
the Zionist organization of Detroit,
will speak on "What Zionism Means
to Me," 'at 8 p.m.
Varsity Glee Club: Full rehearsal
for important concerts at 4:30.
Choral Union Rehearsal: There will
be a full rehearsal of the University
Choral Union at 2:30 p.m. at the
School of Music Auditorium on May-
nard Street. All members are ex-
pected to be present.
Scalp and Blade meeting in the
Union at 5:30 p.m. Plans will be
formulated for the Annual Spring
Formal and the Spring Stag. Mem-
bers will please attend as this meet-
ing is of grave importance.
Phi Eta Sigma, freshman honorary
fraternity, has been very fortunate in
securing Professor Peterson, of the
Economics Department, as the speak-
er for a dinner today at 6:30 p.m.
in the Union. The business will in-
clude the plans for the coming ini-
tiation. Members are requested to
sign at the Union as usual.
Genesee Club meeting at 5:15 p.m.
at the Union.
Coming Events
Economics Club: Dr. Edgar M.
Hoover, instructor in economics, of
Harvard University will address the
Economics Club on Monday, ApriiN27,
at 7:30 p.m. Room 302 Union. Mem-
bers of the staffs in Economics and
Business Administration, and grad-
uate students in these departments,
are cordially invited to attend.
Acolytes will meet Tuesday, April
28, 7:30 p.m., Room 202 South Wing.
Prof. Max S. Handman, of the De-
partment of Economics, will speak on
"The Decline of Capitalism as Re-
ligion." All graduate students in
Philosophy are invited to attend.
U. of WM. Public Health Club is hav-
ing a meeting April 27 at 8 p.m.,
Michigan League.
This meeting will be in the form
of a reception for our new students
in the Federal School. A good male
voice accompanied by a piano will be
part of the entertainment.
All active members are urged to be
on hand to receive these new addi-
tions to our Public Health Dept. To
make it a total success we also urged
the Federal students to come and get
acquainted with their fellow students.
Michigan Dames Homemaking
Group will hold its annual pot-luck
supper at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, April

28, in the Russian Tea Room of the
Michigan League. For reservations
or cancellations, please call Mrs.
Haines not later than Sunday night,
April 26. (Phone 730F21).
The faculty advisors will speak in-
formally on hobbies, and each mem-
bers is asked to bring a copy of her
favorite recipe and of her most ec-
onomigal recipe.
Music Section, Faculty Women's
Club: Meeting at 8 p.m. Thursday
evening, April 30, at the home of
Mrs. George G. Brown, 1910 Hill
Street. The speaker will be Mr.
McGeoch,ofthe School of Music and
his subject is "The Music of the
May Festival." Members who will
attend will please notify Mrs. A . J.
Eardley, phone 4021. An invitation is
extended to other members of the
Faculty Women's Club who may be
interested, and who will also notify
Mrs. Eardley of their intention to at-
tend the meeting.
Monday Evening Drama Section
of the Faculty Women's Club will
hold their annual dinner meeting
Monday, April 27, at the Haunted
Tavern, at 6:30 p.m. Telephone Mrs.

AT THE MAJESTIC
"THE SINGING KID"
A Warner Brothers' Picture, starring
Al Jolson, featuring Sybil Jason, Cab
Calloway, Edward Everett Horton, and
'lThe Yaht Club Boys. Directed by Wil-
liam Keighley.
With a generous amount of "Mam-
my," a lot of ballyhoo about "the
show business," and several fair songs,
the best of which is "I Love to Sing-a,"
Al Jolson again comes to us as his
same old self.
This time he is Al Jackson, a fa-
mous and very busy'Broadway show-
man whose lawyer and fiancee run
out on him taking most of his money.
Overwork causes him to ose his
voice and necessitates his taking a
vacation in Maine where he meets
"the girl" and her little niece both
of whom charm him back to health,
wealth, and the proverbially subse-
quent happiness.
If it were not for Edward Everett
Horton, Sybil Jason, Cab Calloway's
band, and Warner Brothers' extrava-
gant method of presenting songs,
there would be scarcely anything to
recommend "The Singing Kid." And
as it is there is very Litt e. There
are no new ideas, few comic oppor-
tunities for the assortment of person-
alities in the picture, and not even a
fresh twist to the extremely stale
plot. Jolson's as well as every other
one's acting is all routine, and it re-
sults in the sort of picture in which
a discerning audience can vision at
the end of each scene what went on
when it was finished on the set.
Everyone was too busy rushing the
picture through to bother putting
much into it. -C.B.C.
Europe Becomes
Model For China
In Place Of U.S.
NANKING, China, April 25. - (IP)
- Once the model for China's effort
to bridge thedgap between the mid-
dle and mnoder'n ages, the United
States gradually is giving place to
Europe as a source of inspiration and
technical assistance.
China at last has come to realize
that American achievements in ef-1

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