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THE M I C HI GA N D A ILY FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1936

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cards were so stacked that it could well have been
disastrous for European peace if a reactionary
element had gained control of the government.
Let Hearst and other Fascist Americans fear for
the large number of Communists now in the
Chamber of Deputies, but they with the Socialists
and Radical Socialists will hold France to the
course that will keep Herr Hitler's hands tied. As
long as the Franrco-Soviet pact remains intact,
Hitler will be afraid of war without the assistance
of several other powerful nations; and it was en-
tirely likely that the pact would have been re-
pudiated if the reactionaries had gotten in.
The question of France's permanent influence
for peace rests largely, of course, on the success
of the Popular Front to unite. We believe they
will be successful. The coup d'etat of Hitler's
Nazis in Germany in the face of strong liberal
fronts is too fresh in the minds of the leaders of
the Popular Front. They are not going to sit
placidly back and let the Croix de Feu and other
similar groups organize strong-arm groups to
overthrow the cabinet. They will probably abolish
most of the Fascist groups and adopt a few strong-
arm methods themselves -and they are justified
in going so, because it was the failure of the
liberals to strong-arm the Nazis that let Hitler
into power.
The speculation of the moment all resolves
around the Communists. Will they, under direct
control of the Third Internationale, cooperate?
Perhaps they will, force a compromise with some
radical measures, but their directing heads, Rus-
sia's diplomats, often considered the most astute
in the world, will see that they don't become too
balky and let the reactionaries in.

The Conning Tower
NOAh WEBSTER
(Reprinted because of "Noah Webster," by
Henry A. Werbel)
'S THE indefinite article;
Zythum's a kind of malt;
An atom's a pretty small particle;
And sodium chloride is salt;
And I, a bard of great modernity,
Could keep this up till half-past eternity,
And I don't mind telling in a racketty rhythm
That I know a lot of words from A to Zythum.
But words and their meaning -I wouldnt know
'em,
Without the help of the subject of this poem.
In seventeen hundred and fifty-eight,
Webster was born in the Nutmeg state.
And believe or not in omens and signs
That's the selfsame state wherein I write these
lines
And I am a glutton for atmosphere.
But maybe my way's deleterious;
My wife says I take my art too serious.
Shakespeare, she says, wrote "The Merchant of
Venice"
Up in Stratford while playing tennis,
And Thornton Wilder wrote about San Loo
Without ever having been near Peru;
Benet wrote about John Brown of Kansas
In the atmospheric Paris which is France's.
But though my work smells of lamps and benches,
It's anyhow careful and conscientious,
And a hundred million people would probably
laugh"
To see a false rhyme on my epitaph.
So Noah Webster, far from frail,
At the age of sixteen entered Yale.
Listen, my children and you shall hear
Of Noah Webster's freshman year:
It was late in the spring of '75,
When General Washington, then alive,
Through the town of New Haven had to pass
On his way to the town of Cambridge, Mass.
But Washington hurried his officers' limbs on,
And that's why the Blue detests the Crimson.

A Washington
BYST ANDER
By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, May 7. The Lan-
don write-in vote in the Massa-
chusetts and Pennsylvania primaries
sharply emphasizes this: The rank
and file of Republican voters in theI
east seems areed that their presiden-
tial nominee must hail from the
west.
It is true that apparently not moreI
than one out of any 10 Massachu-
setts Republican primary voters ex-
pressed a presidential preference. Yet
when 75,000 or more did take the
trouble to write in Landon's name to
give him a 10-to-1 margin over any
other write-in beneficiary, Landon
stock certainly went up.
With California and Ohio next to
be heard from in the preferential
primary schedule, there soon will be
some opportunity to compare notes
on the growth of the Landon boom
east and west.. Western Republicans
certainly agree with their eastern
brethren that a westerner must car-
ry the party banner; but they may
not be so keen about a western pick-
ing. Where the Borah challenge to
eastern Republican leadership is par-
ticularly appealing in the west, that
eastern Landon vote could prove a
liability.
* * * *
A 'POPULAR' PRODUCT
UNQUESTIONABLY a lot of able
Landon spade work must have
been done in the old bay state. Yet1
there was no particular evidence in
the pre-primary news from Massa-,
chusetts of an extraordinary educa-
tional drive in his behalf.
The surface indications were much
more such as to rate the Landon
write-in sweep as a "popular" pro-
duct. At one time Landon was re-
puted to rest his potential candi-
dacy upon the development of just
that sort of "demand" for his nom-
ination.

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tions, Lyman Bittman.
NIGHT EDITOR: RICHARD G. HERSHEY
To The
MIPA s . .
T O THE YOUNG journalists visiting
the campus this week-end, we ex-
tend the welcome of Michigan students. We re-
spect your desire to improve the standards of high
school journalism through joint discussions of
your problems with recognized leaders in various
phases of newspaper work.
We of The Daily greet you as fellow workers
in a field that cries for more youthful idealism
in professional practices. We feel that to supply
the world with information of its own activities is
to be a kind of day-to-day historian, and because
we feel it is an important service, we are prepared
to dedicate our lives to it. Newspaper work should
demand keen minds, alert and discriminating, and
there should be no room for the irresponsible, hard-
drinking hat-tipped-back kind of hack writer fa-
miliar to metropolitan news rooms.
We believe that when journalism is recognized
as a profession, salaries of trained correspondents
will no longer be less than half of what compositors
receive, and the reporter will not have to look for-
ward Ito pitifully small wages with a minimum of
security. We believe that when newspaper writers
get enough to live upon decently, then newspaper
ork will become increasingly the work of self-
respecting writers.
To the newspaperman who covers up unethical
practices with the protest that he is "writing what
the public wants," we reply with firm, conviction
that what the public wants is dependability, integ-
rity, decency; while there are those who will pay
for sensational pictures, and sex stories, to write
to gratify such tastes is to. put oneself in the po-
sition of a panderer. The New York Times or the
St. Louis Post-Dispatch is worth a whole chain
of Hearst newspapers, and the ideal of this par-
ticular writer is to work on such a newspaper,
where there need be no compromise between ideal-
ism and expediency.

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I!T E FORUM

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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 communieants will, however, be regarded
as confidentilal 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.
Service Dept.
To the Editor:
My dear J. W., so spring has come and found you
unprepared! And you have been here for five
long years. Where have you been? Surely you
know the tale of the little bee who tenderly carries
bits of pollen from flower to flower, don't you?
However, if you wish to delve into the deeper
mysteries of sex, might we have the honor of
recommending some authoritative sources which
we have found pregnant with information. We
refer to "Sane Sex Life" by Long, and Dr. McDoug-
al's well known guide, which may be bought from
your corner drug store for the sum of twenty-five
cents.
You request information relative to "human
anatomy, venereal disease, petting, and repro-
duction." Might we recommend the Avenue Bur-
lesque for your study of anatomy, Hamtramck for
your study of venereal disease, and Mosher-Jordan
for any information desired about petting. As for
reproduction - Well !-
This is indeed refreshing, and a pleasant op-
portunity to extend to you the benefits of our
experience. The pleasure of being of service to
you in the future is indeed our fondest anticipa-
tion..
-Frederick Shroyer, '39.
-George H. Barbour, '39.
AsOthers See It
The VFW
(From "The New Statesman and Nation," London)
ANEW and delightful example of American
humor is the formation of an Intercollegiate
Association of the Veterans of Future Wars which
is claiming from Congress pre-payment of the
bonus they will have merited after the wars now
brewing for them have been fought. They demand
an immediate cash payment of $1,000 each as
"adjusted compensation" for their part in the next
war, maintaining that they have already seen quite
as much of it as many of the bonus-benefitting
veterans saw of the last one. The movement
started last month in Princeton University, was
promptly taken up by the University of Virginia,
and is spreading. An auxiliary of Potential Gold
Star Mothers is forming at the woman's college
at Vassar. It is natural that the American Legion
and the Veterans of Foreign Wars should find this
example of college-boy irony as uncomfortable as
breadcrumbs in bed. More surprising, many
people with handles to their names do not even
see that their legs are being pulled. Major Gen-
eral Fries, U.S.A. retired, decries the new Asso-
ciation as "a damned fool idea" in the best Blimp-
ian style; Congressman Hamlin of Maine says he
knows nothing about it, and "the government is
paying enough pensions already." One lone Dem-
ocratic Congressman from Texas supports the
movement. "I think their scheme is swell!" he
is reported as saying. "If we paid for our wars
in advance we wouldn't have any wars." One
newspaper, also, hails their activities as patriotic,
and points out that almost every argument ad-
vanced by the World War Veterans to carry their
bonus bill over the President's veto earlier in the
year can be adopted with equal force by these "pre-
veterans." The movement is as yet in its infancy.
Important points such as becoming caps, a suitable
magazine, appropriate medals and the procedure
to be followed at National Conventions have still
to be settled. But with the example of the older
organizations before them, the Veterans of Future
Wars should be able to arrange these matters
quickly and get down to the chief problem con-
fronting them, the formation and upkeep of their
lobby in Washington. We are prepared personally

But on the record let it be engraven!
Washington did stop in New Haven,
And the students drilled for the C. in C.,
And they gave him the Brek-kek-kek times th
But Noah Webster, '37,
Leading the Elis' musical line,
Sang "Boola" throughout New Haven town,
And "here's to George Washington, drank him
down'!"
"I'd rather stay here," said George, in tears,
Than fight the war for four more years."

hree.

BOOKS +:

So Noah Webster emerged from Yale, and opened
a school in Sharon, Conn., in 1782. -
It was a school that specialized in the English
language.
Then he kept a classical school.
And he wrote: "I there compiled two small elemen-
tary books for teaching the English language.
The country was then impoverished, inter-
course with Great Britain was interrupted,
schoolbooks were scarce and hardly attainable,
and there was no certain prospect of peace."
One of the books was:
"A Grammatical Institute of the English Language,
Comprising an Easy, Concise, and Systematic
Method of Education. Designed for the Use
of Schools in America."
It was Webster's unabridged title, if you ask
me.
Of course, that was-before the electric light age,
Or there probably would have been a sign on
Broadway advertising the book.
Then came "The American Spelling Book"-
A good speller, a best seller,
And in 1789 he wooed and married Rebecca Green-
leaf of Boston.
It so happened that Webster was talking one night
at their home in Hartford,
And he said to his wife, "I'm a man of few words,"
"You're a man of a few thousand," she said. "I'll
bet that you. were christened Noah kase yo'
Pappy though yo' sho' would ride on a flood o'
words."
"Beck," said Noah Webster, "it appears to me like
as if how you had hit on something big."
So Noah went to his desk and wrote: An American
Dictionary of the English Language
By NOAH WEBSTER
Then he thought, and thought, and thought.
You know how it is yourself
(Though I'd give 10 to 3 that you don't);
And then he looked out of the window,
And went upstairs and shaved for an hour,
And then went out to buy a Hartford Courant
(Established 1764),
And stalled for another hour.
You may not know how that is, but I do.
And then he wrote:
"To my wife, Rebecca Greenleaf Webster, but for
whose kindly suggestion I never should,
No, would
Have thought of writing this collossal,
No, humble little book'"
Then he tore that up.
He was afraid that she might see it.
As though wives ever read the dedications of their
husband's books!
(Hey, Mom?)
Then his pen began to fly.
You who know about the Dictionary may want to
know how he began.
You remember the Aard-vark?
Well, it seems that there was a Swede in Hartford,
and he used to refer to the place as Aardvark,
Connecticut.
Maybe he was Middle High German.
The rest is history,
Webster went abroad and studied etymology, and
Names of Men and Women, and Abbreviations,

THE ETERNAL ALICE
How few people realize that the
most famous document born on the
fourth of July is not the Declaration
of Independence at all, but a much
choicer bit of writing and a deal
easier to take in doses large or small
- that marvelous compendium of de-
licious absurdities, Alice in Wonder
land.
On July 4, 1862, Charles Lutwidge
Dodgson, Oxford don better known
to posterity as Lewis Carroll, wrote
this memorable entry in his diary:
"Made an expedition up the river to
Godstow with the 3 Liddells; we had
tea on the bank there and did not
reach Christ Church till half past
eight. On which occasion I told them
the fairytale of 'Alice's Adventures
Underground," which I undertook toI
write out for Alice." And thus was
conceived the classic which deserves
to rank with Shakespeare and the
Bible on the shelf of every literate
person.
A great many writers have been
ridiculous without half trying; a few
have been sublime with considerable
effort; but only Lewis Carroll is both
ridiculous and sublime by the merest
twitch of one erudite eyebrow. The
piquant flavor of Alice never dulls
on the palate. It is perhaps the only
book in the language to furnish more
abdominal laughs on the seventieth
reading than on the first. The wild-
est absurdities, the most preposterous
characters and lowest of puns mingle
with the subtlest nuances of humor
and the most touching whimsies.
One should not, however, depre-
cate for one moment the profundity
of Alice, whose philosophy is, in truth,
as deep and delightful as the Dor-
mouse's treacle well. While a cele-
brated and worthy contemporary of
Lewis Carroll bemoaned "Tears, Idle
Tears," the amanuensis father of
Alice settles the problem much more
simply and practically:
"'Consider anything, only don't
cry!' the White Queen says. Alice
asked, 'Can you keep from crying by
considering things?' 'That's the way
it's done,' the Queen said, 'nobody can
do two things at once, you know.' "
Another morsel of wisdom from the
White Queen's mouth: "The rule is,
jam tomorrow and jam yesterday but
never jam today." What a text for
the 99 per cent of civilization who
live on anticipation and regret, for
whom the jam of life is always just
ahead or just behind.
It is this amazing versatility of wit
and genius that lends permanence and
stability to the Wonderland epic, and
makes it quite as charming for sixty
years old as for six. Through the
vistas of eternity the White Rabbit
will bustle, looking for his lost glovesj
and fan, and up in some rosy and
immortal heaven that timeless tea
party of the Mad Hatter will go on.
"'One can't help growing older,"
Alice said.
"One can't, perhaps," said Humpty
Dumpty, "but two can. With proper
assistance you might have left off at
seven." And so indeed, Alice did leave
off at seven, with the help of Mr.
Carroll, and seven she will remain
forever and ever.

FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1936
VOL XLVI No. 153
Notices
To the Members of the University
Counil: The next meeting of the
University Council will be held on
Monday, May 11, at 4:15 pnm., in
Room 1009 Angell Hail.
Households having rooms for light
housekeeping, furnished and unfur-
nished apartments suitable for gradu-
ate women students for the Summer
Session are requested to call the Of-
fice of the Dean of Women as soon
as possible.
Summer Session: Any woman stu-
dent desiring residence in the Uni-
versity dormitories for the Summer
Session should make application as
soon as possible at the office of the
Dean of Women in Barbour Gymna-
sium. Jeannette Perry.
Graduates of the Class of '36: The
University of Michigan sends several
bulletins each year which are of un-
usual interest to all the Alumni. In
order that you may receive these
bulletins, please be sure and send
your future address changes as they
occur to Alumni Catalog Office, Mem-
orial Hall, University of Michigan.
Lunette Hadley, Director.
Seniors, College of Engineering:
Any engineering senior who has not
paid his class dues by Saturday, May
16, will automatically be left out of
the group picture which is to be
placed in the hall of the West Engi-
neering Building. Part of the dues
collected will be used to finance this
picture. The dues are payable to
Laurence Halleck, Thomas Jefferis,
George Frid, Charles Donker, Perci-
val Wilson, Robert Merrill, Robert
Warner, or Howard Jackson.
Vocational Discussions Today on
Radio and Advertising: All women on
campus interested are invited to par-
ticipate in the vocational discussion
groups for women at the Michigan
League. Radio will be discussed at
the 4 p.m. meeting this afternoon
and Advertising will be discussed at
the 7:30 p.m. meeting. Following
the presentations of the discussion
leaders the remainder of the meeting
will be given over to answering ques-
tions.
The discussion leaders will be
guests at dinner in the Russian Tea
Room at the Michigan League at 6
p.m. and those girls who are interest-
ed in meeting them and in joining
them at dinner are welcome to do so.
There will be no vocational discus-
sion group Saturday. If there are
enough girls interested in Govern-
nent Service a discussion group in
that field will be offered later. Please
leave your name at the Bureau of
Appointments and Occupational In-
formation if you are interested in in-
formation in that field.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information.
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information: Mr.
Typer, Secretary of the George Wil-
liams College, Chicago, will be in
Ann Arbor Saturday morning, May
9, to interview Seniors who are in-
terested in preparing for leadership
in agencies such as the Y.M.C.A.,
Y.W.C.A., Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or
work in health and physical educa-
tion, character education, community
recreation, behavior guidance, adult
education, creative arts and adminis-
tration.
Any one interested will please call
at 201 Mason Hall for an appoint-
ment.
Seniors: The L. G. Balfour Com-
pany, 1107 South University Avenue
will continue to take orders for Com-
inencement invitations through Fri-
day, May 8. There will be no further

opportunity to purchase these Senior
programs and invitations.
Seniors: College of Literature, Sci-
ence and Arts: Dues must be paid in
order to get your name included in
the list of graduates in the leather-
bound invitations. Dues will be col-
lected today from 10 to 3 p.m. in
Angell Hall lobby.
English Journal Club: The nomi-
nees for officers of the English Jour-
nal Club have been named and the
list has been posted on the third floor
(A.H.) bulletin board. Anyone wish-,
ing to make other nominations should
notify Secretary Davis before the next
meeting.
Choral Union Members: Member-
ship tickets for rehearsals and con-
certs will be issued to Choral Union
members in good standing at Room
107, main floor, School of Music Bldg.,
Monday, May 11, from 10 to 12, and 1
to 2 o'clock only. These tickets are
positively not transferrable, and must
be presented by the members for
admission to all rehearsals of the
Philadelphia Orchestra and to con-
certs. Please read instructions on
both sides of tickets.
Women Students wishing to usher

nounced for Friday evening, May 8,
has been indefinitely postponed.
"Alice In Wonderland" matinees
today and Saturday at 3:30 at the
Mendelssohn Theatre. Evenings at
8:30 p.m,.
Academic Notices
Candidates for the Master's Degree
in History: The language examina-
tion for candidates for the Master's
Degree in History will be given at
4 p.m., Friday, May 22, in Room B
Haven. Students who wish to take
this examination should register be-
fore May 15 in the History Depart-
ment Office, 119 lRaven Hall, indicat-
ing: in which language they wish to
be examined.
Exhibition
Exhibition, College of Architecture:
A collection of sketches, cartoons,
fphotographs and full sized details for
murals carried out under the WPA
Federal Art Project in New York City
is now being shown in the third floor
exhibition room in the Architectural
Building. Open daily 9 to 5 p.m., ex-
cept on Sunday, through May 23,
The public is cordially invited,
Events Of Today
Delta Epsilon Pi meeting at the
Michigan Union at 8 p.m. sharp. All
members are urged to be present.
The guest speaker, Dr. S. Nittis, will
speak on, "The Justinian New Deal
vs. The Present New Deal." The pub-
lic is cordially invited.
Stanley Chorus: Important short
meeting at 5 p.m. Usual room-in
Union. All voices must be present.
Disciples Guild: There will be an-
other Recreation evening in the base-
rnent of the Church of Christ, Hill
and Tappan Sts., this evening from 8
to 11 p.m. Several new games have
been secured since last Friday eve-
ning, Come and bring your friends.
Coming Events
American Association of University
Women: The annual luncheon will be
held at the Michigan Union, at 1
p.m. Saturday, May 9. The luncheon
and meeting is to be followed by
bridge and sewing. Please phone the
Union for reservations.
Iota Sigma Pi: The Michigan chap-
ter of Iota Sigma Pi, National Hon-
orary Sorority for Women in Chem-
istry and allied Medical Sciences, will
hold its annual initiation on Satur-
day, May 9, at 3:00 p.m. An inform-
al tea will follow. The initiation
will be held at the home of Mrs. Mary
E. Rogers, 1020 West Huron Street
since it is impossible to meet at the
home of Mrs. Alfred H. White.
R.O.T.C. Air-Ground Communica-
tion Demonstration: At 2 p.m. Sat-
urday afternoon there will be a dem-
onstration of Air to Ground com-
munication about 100 yards south of
the Cut-off between Packard and
Washtenaw. Pickup and drop mes-
sages, Panel work, and Radio. The
107th Observation Squadron will co-
operate with the R.O.T.C. Open
to the public.
Graduate Outing Club cordially in-
vites all graduate students to attend
the annual Spring Overnight Party
at the University Fresh Air Camp on
Patterson Lake Saturday, May 9.
There will be games, boating, swim-
ming, (for those who dare) and ep-
tertainment in the evening. Meet at
Lane Hall at 3 p.m. Saturday after-
noon. Transportation will be pro-
vided. Blankets and bedding are
furnished. Bring flashlights. The
total cost, including transportation,
supper and Sunday breakfast will be

approximately 85 cents. Please make
reservations at Lane Hall or with any
club officer by Friday night if pos-
sible.
Lutheran Student Club: Sunday,
May 10, is being left open by the
Lutheran Student Club because of a
large number of members attending
the deputation meeting in Detroit.
Those wishing to go with the deputa-
tion group are asked to get in touch
with Rev. Yoder at 23680 or Gear-
hard Naeseth at 3754.
The new officers elected at the pre-
vious meeting are Paul Hinzler, prei-
dent; Margeurite Groomes, vice-pres-
ident; Katherine Elke, secretary and
Milton Bendor, treasurer.
Mr. Rolf Haatvedt will speak at
the meeting on May 17.
St. Paul's Lutheran Student Club
have planned a bicycle ride Sunday
evening, May 10. Please meet at the
church at 5 p.m.
The Hillel Independents will hold
an open meeting at the Foundation
Saturday, May 9, 8:30 p.m. With the
interesting program which has been
planned and the refreshments which
will be served (no charge), the gath-
ering will be very enjoyable.

I

Stop
Thief!.. .
THE EUROPEAN POWERS are now
faced with the question of whether,
now that Italy has successfully completed her con-
quest of Ethiopia, League sanctions against the
aggressor nation should be lifted.
A consideration of the pusillanimous course of
action adopted by the League in its attempt to
halt the Italian seizure of Ethiopia makes it fairly
certain that sanctions will be lifted. An effort
was made to prevent the crime, but the criminal
succeeded in spite of what was done. The story
will probably end here.
But to those who find it a serious personal con-
cern that effective international machinery for the
prevention of war be maintained, it is extremely
illogical that sanctions be lifted -extremely fool-
ish that the criminal, having seized his booty,
should go off unscathed.
There are reasons why Italy will escape further
sanctions, however. It is inconceivable that she
will give up the conquered territory. And, more-
over, the French and British governments are only
too glad that a problem that has embarrassed
them before their constitutents may fade into the
background, and that Italy may now be considered
a likely candidate for membership in the anti-
German front.
Truly, all that is left at Geneva are some mighty
pretty buildings. Tourists say they are among the
most beautiful in the world.

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