THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 193&
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1936
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NIGHT EDITOR: ROBERT CUMMINS
If any music resounded in the halls then, as
the carefree syncopations of last night's orchestra
did, it was probably the blatant challenge of a
military band, one of the most deadly of all war
instruments, according to H. L. Mencken.
This glorification of the spirit of militarism with
its epaulettes and gold braid is one of the forces
that is inexorably leading us to an obdurate state
which tolerates the ugliness of war. Perhaps if
all of us could see last night's splendid soldiers
crouching in ambush in the nearby woods as
they do as part of their training course, we would
shudder rather than sigh when they clanked by
us on the campus. If we could all see their text-
books in which they find helpful suggestions on
poison gas technique with which to most effectively
cat out another college boy's lungs; or if we could
read the points they study on bayonet manipula-
tions whereby another man can be most expedi-
ently disembowelled we would undergo a change.
Or if we all only had the imagination to
". .see them in foul dugouts, gnawed by rats,
And in the ruined trenches, lashed with rain.
Dreaming of things they did with balls and bats,
And mocked by hopeless longing to regain
Bank-holidays, and picture-shows, and spats,
And going to the office in the train."
But many of us lack the imagination. We see
the glamor and the tinsel, but not the shelishock
and the mutilation.
It would be stupid to begrudge anyone the pleas-
ure they had last night. I only wish it had been
an anti-Military Ball and that the hundreds of
students actively engaged in learning to become
cannon-fodder could be put on the side of peace:
to throw their weight on the side of the cause
that must win.
T IS DIFFICULT to believe the ac-
curacy of the American Institute of
Public Opinion's poll which places Michigan in the
"doubtfully Democratic" column, despite the fact
that Governor Fitzgerald himself, in yesterday's
Daily, said it -might be so.
There are any number of factors that make the
poll's results seem inaccurate to us, but foremost
among them are these:
1. There is not a Democratic daily newspaper
in Michigan, and the Republican press, here as
elsewhere, is pounding away at the New Deal with
all guns. There are less than a half dozen weekly
papers that call themselves Democratic.
2. Michigan farmers were not helped, to any
appreciable extent, by the AAA.;
3. The last state Democratic administration,
that of Governor Comstock, was extremely un-I
popular, while the Fitzgerald administration seemsI
to have won quite general accord. The influence
of opinion on the parties in the state government
will count tremendously in the national election.
4. Michigan has no Democratic senators, and
but three Democratic Congressmen. And, coupled
with this, the state Democratic organization hasJ
been torn by inner strife and now, with the death
of Abbott, faces general demoralization.
5. The prominence of Senator Vandenberg, aE
Republican, in national affairs, which, even if it
does not give the former Grand Rapids editor theI
Presidential nomination, will go a long way toward1
solidifying Republican strength in his home state.I
Also, it might be mentioned that Michigan ap-
pears to be a "pivotal state," whether or not it<
really is, because the politicians think it is. ForF
this reason, the Republicans, who need electoralc
votes as a dying man needs life blood, will do<
everything in their power to encourage the Mich-
Of course, in the last analysis, in this particular-
elction, nobody can tell what Michigan, or any
other state, will do in November. But unless we
miss our guess, the Wolverine State will not en-
dorse Mr. Roosevelt, and Governor Fitzgerald et.
al., are just a bunch of alarmists.1
T IE PICTURE of young 'uns wan-
dering about the campus with guide
books, gaping, makes us oldsters very sad. It's un-
fortunate that they should have visited Ann Arbor
on one of its first sunshiny spring days, for then
it is that we burst out into light clothes, go bicycle
riding, and walk by couples down the diagonal.
It's a splendid sight to see youths thus occupied
in the picturesque confines of college, but those
who take home with them that picture alone must
subsequently suffer an almost overwhelming dis-
couragement and disillusionment as freshmen, un-
less they learn of those many moments when col-
lege life would make a poor motion picture.
Even undergraduate life is earnest to an under-
graduate, and though there are some among us
whose shoes are white the 'winter 'round and
whose minds are innocent of learning, the greater
part of us take our duties seriously. To most of
us after those first few weeks of thrill have come
periods of dejection when those hours after hours
of hard, uninspired grinding away seemed futile
and its intangible rewards seemed but illusory.
Despite conscientious application to studies, even
the best of us have felt at times a peculiar malady,
an intangible, unanalyzable pressure from all
sides of things undone, of deadlines to be met,
of a mountain of work which seemed insurmount-
able, and to even the best of us have come bitter
moments when the sound of laughing couples
wafted by an evening breeze have made us wish
for simple eight hour jobs instead. With those
eight hour jobs too there is a definite amount of
work to be done. When it is done, we are through
- we close the desks and play with no sense of
guilt. With studies, there are infinite threads to
be followed, unlimited work that can be done, even
that must be done and our work, like housework,
is never done. Then it is we wish we were engi-
neers with ten problems to do each night; for
when they were done, at least we would be through.
Eight hour jobs are real; we at times come to feel
that we are floating in a glorious emulsion of
make-believe, and grow sick of things not savagely
Mixed in with those trying days before final
examinations are some few exhilarating moments,
when we feel that in wrestling with a challenging
problem, we have thrown our weight into the
struggle and gained ground, but how few those mo-
wents! It must be so, and to those who work to
support themselves, or throw themselves into
extra-curricular activities, it is doubly true. It is
in the nature of the work, the nature of human
beings who must feel immediate returns for their
labor, and the nature of growing youth that it
should be so.
But there are moments when the problems of
the world are lifted, and dejection is gone --on
those spring evenings walking along the Huron
River paths, or in those moments when we begin
to feel awakening intellectual powers responding
to gentle academic massage, and then we forget
those dreary uninspired hours.
Just wait, bight-eyed excited little people, until
you are old, weary and old, and the mark of four
years of mental grov ing pains will have engraved
themselves on your wise and weary eyes, Just
L AST NIGHT sabers rattled in the
Michigan Union, Sam Browne belts
Thne Conning Towerj
The sun shines bright in Caithness
The fields are fresh and free
Purple is the heather
Where my love left me.
The moon hangs low in Lanark
The blood flows rich and red
Scarlet are the thistles
Where my love lies dead.
The wind blows cold in Arran
The rain falls soft on Leith
Barren are the Highlands
Where they slew my Keith.
The birds are hushed in Lanark
The cattle softly tread
Silent are the bagpipes
Where my love lies dead.
JOHN LATHAM TOOHEY
Yesterday morning in the subway we sat next
to a young man who may have been a victim of
the book-sharing week propaganda. He was a
newspaper-sharer, and looked offended when we
left the car at Times Square and took our Herald
Tribune with us before he had finished reading
the rescue story.
To J. G.: This is Book-Sharing, not Book-
Giving Month. Have you finished "The Last
It is Miss Patricia Collinge's conviction that
the bankers' children will recite "Cashabianca."
And, of course, "My Money Lies Over the Ocean."
The bankers themselves will sing "Bury Me
Nt on the Loan Prairie."
April showers and her windy, raw gust
Mean some double headers in August.
The former Braves are the Bees; and if the
so-called locals keep the lead, they'll soon be, in
the headlines at any rate, G-Men.
Le Department Hancoque
The little Frenchwoman who gave the book to
our mother said it was a piece of her own heart.
Such a small shabby book! And the gift was
because of a friendship which began when our
grandfather spoke to the forlorn little family who
had come up the Mississippi from New Orleans.
The first in Hancock County who spoke to them in
the blessed French tongue. It was a friendship
which lasted through two generations. We grew
up with the admonition that we must take great
care of the little book. We hold it in our hands,
but we have an uneasy feeling that there must
be a prior claim to ours.
The mother of the little Frenchwoman was Cel-
estine Josephine, who, when she was very young,
scrawled her name on the fly leaf. She came to
New Orleans from France with her parents. Per-
haps she lived on the Street of Good Children. We
know she was small and black eyed, and we know
she learned her A B C's, her prayers, her religious
duties and some careful deportment from the all
embracing little book. If she slipped from her
duties her contrition was great, for a shaky pen-
ciled cross appears above the prayer, "Mon Dieu,
J'ai un extreme regret de vous avoir offense, par-
ceque vous etes infinitment bon - pardonnez moi"
She grew up, she married, she had three
daughters, the eldest at sixteen married a Northern
soldier after the War, and they all came to Han-
The grandsons of Celestine Josephine were de-
bonair young men, French to the core. Anson,
Harry, Eddie and Frank, with those slim graceful
figures, belonged to the boulevards --not to West
Main Cross Street. But neither they nor Hancock
County ever knew it. Anson married the daugh-
ter of a banker - but yes, a banker! A Methodist,
hymn-singing, Aaaamen-shouting banker. Alas,
for the great-grandchildren of Celestine Josephine.
They have all left Hancock County. They have
become rich men. Trust their French thrift for
that. We doubt if there is a Celestine Josephine
among their children. We have a shuddering
suspicion there might be even a Doris, or, worse
still, a Janice. But there must be some one among
them who would look soberly and tenderly upon
the shabby little prayerbook of 100 years ago.
Representative Bertrand H. Snell is to be per-
manent chairman at the Cleveland convention.
The keynoter has been chosen. Now we want to
know who is going to sing "The Star-Spangled
Banner," so we can get a little sleep.
No longer is this department pro-Landon. We
are for somebody who reads the newspapers,
so that he can get an inkling that he is a possi-
Mr. Thomas Wolfe has published "The Story of
a Novel," which is shorter than "Of Time and
the River." There was a rumor yesterday that
Mr. Wolfe is at work on a 200-page curtain
raiser to be called "Why I Wrote 'The Story of
a Novel.' "- F.P.A.
"perhaps," "I think," "I believe I am right in say-
ing," etc., I do not see that Mr. Deutsch is qualified
to predicate the remarks of Hitler, Hearst, or the
Munition Makers, much less, the attitude of God,
the child or Prof. Beard. Of one thing I am sure,
that Prof. Beard could at least understand the
viewpoint of "the Counselor and the Professor,"
and in Mr. Deutsch's inability to understand, and
even unwillingness to try, lie the basic grounds for
a criticism of his attitude. He is displaying the
very intolerance and bigotedness which his prop-
IN UNBUTTONED MOODS
By DOROTHY S. GIES
Oftentimes the most. charming and
revealing works of great literary fig-
res are relegated to complete and
unmerited obscurity, save for those
few curious scholars and biographers
who care to ferret them out. Collec-
tions of people's letters have a very
dull sound; yet it is in these casual
unvarnished writings that the per-
sonalities of great men are most truly
Even journals are too often self-
conscious, with half an eye to future
publication, or even an unabashed
admission of that purpose, as in the
case of Marie Bashkirtseff. Episto-
lary confessions alone have that un-
studied grace of intimate informality:
we see the giant just before break-
fast, perhaps, or by candellight in bed,
with his halo of immortality put away
for the night. It is the great mind
relaxing from being great, genius in
petticoats with its stays unlaced.
Coleridge, for instance, describes
his experiences as minister at the
Unitarian Chapel in Shrewsbury:
"The people here are dressy and fond
of expense and the women very hand--
some. The congregation is small and
my reputation cowed them into a
vast respectfulness; but one shrewd
fellow remarked that he would rather
hear me talk than preach."
How unspeakably casual is Keats'
brief remark in a letter to his sister
Fanny: "Yesterday I received an
invitation from Mr. Shelley, a gentle-
man residing at Pisa, to spend the
winter with him."
Sometimes among the chatty in-i
consequentials of ordinary corre-I
spondence comes an illuminating
flash of pholosophy or theory. Thus
Robert Browning defines his atti-i
tude toward his own work: "I never'
designedly try to puzzle people, as
some of my critics have supposed.;
On the other hand, I never pretended
to offer such literature as should be
a substitute for a cigar or a game at'
dominoes to an idle man. So per-
haps I get my deserts or something
over -not a crowd but a few I value
Byron, of course, never wrote by
candlelight in a nightcap but always
in heroic accoutrements. How true
to character, for instance, is that
letter to his solicitor in which he
rejects with melodramatic gusto a
proposal to sell his ancestral home,
Newstead Abbey. One can almost
hear the audience applaud as the
hero rips the mortgage: "It is in thel
power of God, the Devil, and Man to
make me poor and miserable, but
neither the second nor the third shall
make me sell Newstead, and by theI
aid of the fist I will persevere in this
resolution. My father's home shall
not be made a den of thieves. New-
stead shall not be sold!"
Surely Emily Post herself could not
frame a. more charming letter of
regret than Charles Lamb penned to
his friend William Godwin, to ex-
cuse his sister from an invitation:
"Dear Sir: I send this speedily
after the heels of Cooper to say that
Mary is obliged to stay at home on1
Sunday to receive a female friend,
from whom I am equally glad to
escape. But I calculate thus: if Mary
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
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SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1936
VOL. XLVI No. 148
President and Mrs. Ruthven will be
at home to members of the faculties.
their friends, and other residents of
Ann Arbor on Sunday, May 3 from
4 to 6 p.m.
Apparatus Exchange: The Regents
at their meeting in March, 1927, au-
thorized an arrangement for the sale
of scientific apparatus by one depart-
ment to another, the proceeds of the
sale to be credited to the budget ac-
count of the department from which
the apparatus is transferred.
Departments having apparatus
which is not in active use are advised
to send descriptions thereof to the
University Chemistry Store, of which
Prof. R. J. Carney is director. The
Chemistry Store headquarters are in
Room 223, Chemistry Building. An
effort will be made to sell the appara-
tus to other departments which are
likely to be able to use it. In some
instances the apparatus may be sent
to the University Chemistry Store on
consignment, and, if it is not sold
within a reasonable time, it will be
returned to the department from
which it was received.
The object of this arrangement is
to promote economy by reducing the
amount of unused apparatus. It is
hoped that departments having such
apparatus will realize the advantage
to themselves and to the University
in availing themselves of this oppor
tunity. Shirley W. Smith.
Faculty Meeting. College of Litera-
ture, Science and the Arts: The regu-
lar May meeting will be held in Room
1025 A.H. Monday, May 4, beginning
at 4:10 p..m.
Report of Executive Committee -
Report concerning University Coun-
cil - Hunt.
Three Special Orders:
a. Degree Program in the Field of
Religion and Ethics.
b. Changes in Combined Curricu-
c. Admission as a Student Not a
Candidate for a Degree.
Faculty, School of Education: The
regular luncheon meeting of the fac-
ulty will be held on Monday, May 4,
Michigan Union at 12 noon.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments aind Occupational Information
has received announcement of United
States Civil Service Examination for
Junior Forester, Junior Range Ex-
aminer, salary, $2,000. For further
information concerning this exam-
ination, call at 201 Mason Hall, of-
fice hours 9 to 12 and 2 to 4 p.m.
Student Admission to Schoolmas-
ter's Club Meeting: Students may se-
cure passes admitting them to all
sessions of the Schoolmaster's Club
by applying at the Recorder's Office,
4 University Hall, or the office of the
School of Education.
May Festival Tickets: The "over-
the counter" sale of tickets for in-
dividual May Festival concerts will
begin Monday morning, May 4, aL
the general offices of the School of
Music on Maynard Street. At that
time, all unsold season tickets will be
broken up and offered for sale for
single concerts at $1.00, $1.50, $2.00
and $2.50 each.
Orders with remittance to cover
received prior to that date, will be
filled in sequence in advance. A lim-
ited number of season tickets are
still available at $6.00, $7.00 and $8.00
each. (If Festival coupon from Choral
Union season tickets is returned, the
price is reduced to $3.00, $4.00 and
Seniors, College of Literature, Sci-
ence and Arts: Senior caps and
gowns may be obtained at Moe's Ath-
letic Shop, 711 N. University Ave.
You are urged to place your order as
soon as possible to insure delivery.
Phi Lambda Upsilon: New Mem-
bers: The keys have been recived
and may be obtained in Room 3032,
East Engineering Building, any time
Hillcl Dance Tickets; Tickets for
the dance at Palmer Field House Sat-
urday night may be procured at the
Foundation or from Committee mem-
Those on the Ticket Committee of
the Hillel Dance please turn in a re-
port of the tickets sold and the mon-
ey for them to Charlotte Kahn as
soon as possible.
History 12, Lee. I, Section 9 (Win-
nacker), a written examination will
be given Saturday, May 2, at 9 a.m.
(Schevill, chapters 20 to 26 inclusive).
Fine Arts 192 and 204. Pottery Ex-
pedition. Meet at the Bear Cage at
12:15 today. (First destination Pew-
able Pottery - 10125 East Jefferson
fulfilhnent of the requirement for
the Master of Music Degree,
Nebbie .............., ..... Respighi
Fiocca la Neve .............. Cimara
Stornello ................... Cimara
Quando ti rivedro..........Donaudy
Amor mi fa cantare.......Donaudy
Poeme de l'Armour et de la Mer ..
... '............ . .. . .Chausson
1. La Fleur des Eaux
2. La Mort do 'Armou
2. La Flute Enchantee
The Green River ........Carpenter
The Song of the Palanquin Bearers
............ ............. Shaw
Wild Bird ...............Greenfield
The Knight of Bethlehem ..Thomson
The Water Mill .... Vaughn-Williams
Events Of Today
Delta Sigma Rho will hold its thir-
tieth anniversary banquet in the
Michigan Union. The banquet, start-
ing at 7 p.m., will also be in honor of
Professor Trueblood, one of the na-
tional founders of the society. Mem-
bers of any chapter who wish to at-
tend may make their reservations
with Sam Travis at the Lawyers' Club.
Dinner will be $1.25 and the dress in-
Presbyterian Students and friends
who have signed up for the Sylvan
Estates Party today be sure to be at
the Masonic Temple at 1:30 p.m.,
rain or shine.
Dental School Assembly at 4:15
p.m. Monday, May 4. Dean Samuel
T. Dana will speak on the subject,
"Conservation in the New Deal."
Engineering Students and Faculty.
Mr. J. Ormondroyd of the Westing-
house Elec. & Mfg. Co., will speak on
"The Teaching and Use of Engineer-
ing Mechanics in Industry" on Mon-
day, May 4, 11:00 a.m., Room 348
West Engineering Building. All in-
terested are cordially invited to at-
Special Applied Mechanics Collo-
quium: Mr. J. Ormondroyd of the
Westinghouse Elec. & Mfg. Co., will
speak on "The Construction of the
200 inch Telescope" on Monday, May
4, Room 445 West Engineering Bldg.,
7:30 p.m. This 200-inch Telescope
is the one recently constructed for
the California Institute of Technol-
ogy. All interested are cordially in-
vited to attend.
Sigma Delta Chi will hold a dinner
business meeting 6:15 p.m. Monday,
May 4, at the Union, for members
and pledges. James C. Kiper, execu-
tive secretary of the national organ-
ization, will be the guest of the chap-
ter. Current events contest. Pledge
speakers will include Arnold Daniels,
Robert Weeks, Clayton Hepler and
Phi Sigma meeting scheduled for
May 6 has been changed to May
5 due to conflict with Sigma Xi
banquet. Election of new officers
at this meeting.
Cercle Francais: Meeting on Tues-
day, April 5, 7:45 p.m., Michigan
League. This will be the last meet-
ing before election and all members
must be present.
Zeta Phi Eta: Initiates and pledges
please plan to meet Tuesday, May 5,
5 p.m., in the Michigan League for
election of officers. 'All financial ob-
ligations should be met immediately.
U. of M. Public Health Club dinner
at the League, Monday, May 4, 6:30
The dinner will be informal. You
are requested to get your tray at the
cafeteria and go to the Russian Tea
Room across the hall, which has been
reserved. Dr. J. Sundwall is expected
to say a few words.
Again we give a special invitation to
the Federal Students.
Reservations for the Michigan
Dames Banquet, Tuesday, May 5,
must be made with one of the ticket
saleswomen, or with Mrs. Lewis
Haines, not later than Sunday eve-
ning, May 3.
Mimes: Regular meeting Monday
afternoon at 4:30 p.m., Union. Those
new members not yet initiated please
Stalker Hall, Sunday:
6 p.m., Wesleyan Guild meeting.
Installation of the New Student
7 p.m., Fellowship hour and supper.
First Methodist Church, Sunday:
Dr. C. W: Brashares will preach on
"Making Faces" at 10:45 a.m.
Harris Hall, Sunday:
The regular student meeting will
be held in Harris Hall at 7 p.m. Prof.
Howard Mumford Jones will speak
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comes she will eat:
Beef, 2 plates
Batter pudding, 1 do.
Beer, a pint
Wine, 3 glasses
Tea & supper at
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, beregarded
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.
A Reply To Mr. Deutsch
To the Editor-
I should like to answer Mr. Deutsch's recent dia-
tribe against "the Counselor of Religion and the
Professor" in as brief a manner as is compatible
with the length of his article and the number of
mis-statements contained in it.
The Counselor of Religion did not use the word
"sneaky" as applied to the student's actions; he
merely pointed out (not bitterly, antagonistically,
or scornfully) that this material had "sneaked in,"
using the term in its highly colloquial, semi-face-
tious connotation, and announced that its distri-
bution was neither a part of the Parley nor sanc-
tioned by those in charge. In other words, he dis-
claimed responsibility, a perfectly proper procc-
dure. No issue was made of the actual distribu-
tion; it was allowed to proceed. The argument
which arose was entirely a question of the exist-
ence of a right. It is an anomalous situation, when
people so vitally concerned with the preservation
of rights, so actively alive to the subtleties by
which these rights are invaded, are absolutely un-
able to perceive any question of rights to be in-
volved in their own actions, are oblivious to any
sense of rights existing elsewhere than in the
entire appropriateness of any and all means by
which they choose to combat such invasions, even
at the expense of impinging on other rights.
That such unawareness does exist, is evidenced
by Mr. Deutsch's choice of the four questions which
he very rightly disposed of; none of these questions
"You are a clear gainer by her not
No doubt the briefes letter of a
great poet on record was Rudyard
Kipling's speedy come-back to a Lon-
don wag. Kipling once sold a book
to a publisher at a price that netted
the author one shilling a word. The
publication of the fact came to the
attention of a Fleet Street humnorist,
who wrote Kipling saying that as
wisdom seemed to be quoted at retail
prices, he himself would like one
word, for which he enclosed a shilling
postal order. The reply came back
promptly. Mr. Kipling had kept the
shilling postal order and on a large
sheet of writing paper returned the
one significant word, "Thanks"
Letter-wiiting as an art must be-
long inevitably to an age of leisur-e.
Letters are the memorial of a society
that has time to be clever and soci-
able. They fill the space in literature
that after-dinner conversations fill
in life. One wonders if many brilliant
and scintillating epistles can issue
from an age of telegrams and alarm-
clocks, or if this generation of writers
will leave any worthy collection of
letters to be scanned with delight and
enjoyment by a future age.
Freshmen at Waldorf College (For-
est City, Ia.) have been invented a lot
of new facts for scientists and edu-
cators. Recent examination answers
revealed the following new facts:
1. Shelly unfortunately died while
drowning in the Gulf of Leghorn.
2. Dido means the same, and is
usually represented by Dido marks.
3. Romeo and Juliet are an ex-
ample of an heroic couplet.
4. Milton wrote "Paradise Lost";