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Legion, are fascist we do not: mean that they: are
actually advocating fascism. Very often, as was
the case no doubt with the Black Legionnaires,
these forces of reaction are unwittingly' fascist.
Sometimes it is their ignorance and superstition.
Sometimes it is their lack of understanding of, or
refusal to understand vital economic and social
questions. And sometimes it is just plain greed
and cruelty.
Whatever the cause, these fascist forces of reac-'
tion are upon us like a boil on the flesh. And unless
we want America to follow the paths of Italy and
Germany, we must watch them constantly. And
just as constantly must we be on our guard against
any denial of our rights and liberties.
The real American way is the way of freedom,
political and economic, for every single person, be,
he Jew, or Negro, Communist, or Fascist, Protestant
or Catholic. And no matter how loudly an organiza-
tion may scream against Communism and in favor
of the Constitution or Rugged Individualism, it is
not truly American unless it follows, in spirit, the
democracy of the Declaration of Independence.
The minute any such group begins to talk of dis-
crimination, against race, religion ox political
tenets, then we warn: beware: it brooks no good
for America.

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t Straw Maii. ...
S INCE the establishment of the Ten-
lnessee Valley Authority, the Ala-
ama Power Company has conducted an exten-
ve advertising campaign against public ownership
f public utilities..
Recently the New York Sun called' attention to
he loss in taxes that the Southern States would
iffer should the government take over the sale,
f electric power in the Tennessee Valley.
The Sun pointed out that the State of Alabama
ould lose some $2,500,000 in taxes if the power
>mpany in that state be made to give way to public
venership. In place of this money the TVA
ould pay $300,000 in taxes to the state govern-'
On the face of the matter it looks as if the
labama government would lose $2,000,000 an-1
ually should the TVA take the place of the power
'What is not so apparent is the saving the people
ill make in electric bills with government power.'
ut it has been shown by the TVA's contracts
ith several municipalities in that region that
ectric power rates will be greatly reduced. The1
eople will lose a certain amount in taxes, it is
ue, but the amount they save in individual power(
es will more than make up for this loss. Thus
is obvious that the utilities are merely putting'
p a straw man instead of a concrete argument
hen they warn against the loss government own-
ship of power facilities would bring.

As Others See It
Straw Hat Blues
(From the Ohio State Lantern)
THIS WEEK saw inaugurated the most tyranical
bit of foppery ever perpetuated on the uncom-
plaining male populace.
It is the season of the year when every man who
wishes to retain his standing in the social scale
hies himself to the haberdashery and purchases
that modern example of inquisitional brutality
--composed of straw, ribbon and glue-the straw
If he buys one to fit, his head will ache all
summer. If he buys one for comfort, the gentlest
zephyr will take it wheeling and eddying down
the street like a leaf in a whirlwind.
For the conservative, there are simple, pro-
saic straws with plain black ribbons. For the
more daring, there are wide-brimmed sailors with
gayly colored bands, finished off with a feather
in the bow and quaint arabesque designs wovenx
into the straw.
Should he be so unfortunate as to get caught
in a shower, the thing gets sticky as molasses,
the brim sags down around his ears, the crown
pops up in the middle, and his bright new head-
piece takes on the appearance of a poke bonnet.
Then the sun comes out, starts it to steaming,
and cracking, and as it dries and shrinks, if he
keeps it on his head, his skull will crack like a
nut under the pressure.
What are we going to do about it? Nothing.
We've had one put away in a downtown store with'
a dollar on it since Christmas.
'Reds' In The University >
(From The Minnesota Daily)
,THOSE TRUSTEES of the nation's integrity,
the Sons of the American Revolution, have1
come to the fore with some inside dope about
the University of Minnesota that will edify even
the students of this institution. According to a
Mr. E. D. Lum of Wahpeton, N.D., who is a Son.
in good standing, the University is a "hot-bed"
of Communism.1
Mr. Lum's survey of the American educationalr
field was not confined to Minnesota. With objec-
tive impartiality he included the University of'
North Dakota, the Agricultural College of North
Dakota and Iowa State Agricultural College at
Ames, Iowa. "Half the faculty," at Iowa, Mr.
Lum disclosed in an annual report to the de-
scendants of our indigenous revolutionaries, are
Communists and the North Dakota agriculturists
"are not much different."
It is not known by what information and
sources the investigative Mr. Lum reached his
conclusions, but it may be assumed that his
information is as accurate as that used by his
sisters, the Daughters of the American Revolu-
tion. President Coffman, however, casts some
doubt on the charge with a statement that "there
is absolutely no truth" in the report.
This of course will not mollify the Sons and
Daughters. As long as a liberal student or pro-
fessor remains on the campus, these groups will'
cry for a purge of the University. We suggest,
two courses for the Sons in their battle to free
American higher education from the Reds. They
'can either abolish universities and colleges, or
transfer the control of these institutions to the
War department. We sincerely hope that these
suggestions have not been made too late to be
considered by the assembled Sons at their annual
convention in Portland, Maine.
Stereotyped Foder
(From The Daily Northwestern)
SAD COMMENTARY on contemporary thought
and action is the overwhelming influence of
traditional stereotypes. Public opinion is ruled by
labels and symbols in the hands of clever leaders
and promoters. This manipulation of the mass
I mind is graphically illustrated in the present the-
atre of politics.

The Liberty League bristles with stereotypes
that are directed chiefly at the present administra-
tion in Washington. Liberty League literature con-
stantly explbits the terms, "Constitution," "Amer-
icanism," "radicalism," "regimentation," and "pri-
vate initiative." These stereotypes are fabricated
primarily for the unthinking public; it is hardly
conceivable that an intelligent individual would
swallow them.
Stereotypes are fodder for an unthinking mind.
The rabble swallows them hook, line, and sinker,
particularly when the labels are dished out in anI
authoritative manner.
I. "Education. then. must assume the hurden ofl

The Conning Tower~
The Dutch,
With vrouws and such,
Including bag and baggage, pot and kettle,
Came here to settle.
A thousand leagues of mainland spread before
They scorned that splendid sweep of plain and
For this poor little island,
Completely separated'
And wholly isolated
By river, estuary, bay and sound
From every point around.
Wherefore their proud successors,
This isle's possessors,
Have been employed in loading barges, wherries,
And other craft, in operating ferries,a
In rearing breathless bridges
On which men swarm like midges,
And boring hollow tunnels,
Those underwater funnels,'
At costs to break your heart with,
To get to where we should have been to start with!
Those Dutch
Were not so much!
On Tuesday evening at 7:30 a motorist parked1
his car in West Forty-Fifth Street, between Fifth
and Sixth Avenues. A mounted policeman told
him that he would have to leave that block at or be-
fore 8 o'clock. "Will all these other cars have
to leave at 8, too?" he asked. "Certainly," said
the policeman. So the motorist left at once, park-1
ing his car in East Forty-sixth Street. When he
came back to the Forty-Fifth Street block, at
8:05, all the cars were still there. He asked the1
policeman when the cars would have to leave. "At'
8 o'clock," he said. "Tonight?" asked the motorist.
"What do you care?" asked the policeman. "Be-
cause I object to being the only complier with
the traffic law on the block," said the motorist.
"Do you accuse me of partiality?" asked the
policeman. "Yes," was the motorist's crushing
response. So the policeman rode of'.
We didn't read the details of the $30,000,000
suit against the Pullman Company, which Mrs.'
Agnes R. Rossman has lost, but it seems that-
she was trying to sell an invention or so. May-{
be it was a device whose object was to have theI
hot spigot run something but cold water.
This column never expects to be a member of
the Committee on Pulitzer awards, but we arel
untimorous with suggestions. The next prize for
public service should be given to that newpaper{
which for one year, makes no mention, editorial
or otherwise, of the Freedom of the Press.
In the reluctant soil of Connecticut's wooded hills
lies tonic for body and soul of city folk. For
there you learn the value and reward of musclet
work, the appreciation of perspiration. If you
want a square of lawn, a tomato patch, a three-2
tree orchard you have to work to get them. t
You learn the rhythm of the pick-ax swing, thet
chopping strokes the hoe end of the mattock E
needs. And when you strike a boulder you learn
to pry it up with your crowbar and by leverage
roll it away. You grit your teeth against thet
bruises and the braised knuckles and rebellious-
muscles. you swear and labor and are rewarded..Y
As never before in this life. For sooner or later,
where was as nice a stone crop as ever you saw, i
grass will bend, apple blossoms will blow, and in
their season the air will be fragrant with the warm
tang of tomato vines. Not only that, for you will
find you, too, have changed, and in this labor you
will have purged yourself of all the fever and the
fret of cities. Now, as you pause to rest, your eyes
travel down the valley - in all its new varyingY
greens -and up the far hill to its hemlock-spired
ci'est, and there will grow in you a peace and a
quiet such as you have never known.t
The land rewards you as never man has done.c
It even hews you monuments. One day more than

a foot in the earth a rock was upturned, and whenl
it was brought to the surface there lay the keystonet
of five acres- a perfect heart-shaped stone.
Those who walk the Mopus Road and turn in at
the little brown cabin can see for themselves
enshrined above the door a land's gift and its wel-
come. -JILL.
Governor Hoffman won the right to attend the,
Republican convention as a delegate, and it seems
to us it ,was one of those glorious victories{
made well known by Robert Southey's Old Kaspar.
Why anybody wants to go deliberately to a hall and
listen to keynoters and other makers of periodic
sentences beginning "A man who" we don't know.
Except for the Bobby Benson period we shall listen
to the Cleveland - and the Philadelphia, for that
matter - Over the Waves.
What keeps H. H. awake these May nights
is the effort not to picture J. Edgar hooverj
singing, to Irving Berlin's tune, "I'm putting
all my yeggs in one basket."
This department, wondering what the title
"Winterset"' meant, got - and printed - a letter
from the author, Mr. Maxwell Anderson. We still
have no idea what it means. And nlow Mr. Howard
Lindsay and Mr. Russell Crause are calling their
libretto "-but Millions." We demand that they
say what it means, or change tle title. Our only
theory is that they mean "One cent for defense,
but millions for tribute."
Of everybody a hater
Is the American Spectator.
Coal Law Aim Is Reiterated by Roosevelt.-
H.T. headline.
Tf }P auif nf}n rnno-h it mov } C'n'il 1'm

Regmnald Pole Lecture
( )N Sunday afternoon Mr. Reginald
Pole delivered the second of his
lectures entitled Hamlet-the Proph-
t<cy of the Modern Man. Reginald
Pole is the second prominent Eng-
lishman this year-Bonamy Dobree
being the first--to address an Ann
Alrbor audience on a literary sub-
ject. Though professionally Mr. Pole
is an actor and Mr. Dobree a critic,
ea('h has the unique ability, so char-
acteristic of Englishmen, of treating
literature in a professional capacity
without ever ceasing to be an amateur
at heart.
Such is indeed an ability, and one,
unfortunately, quite foreign to the
Anmerican temperament with its em-
rluasis upon cold fact and hurried
achievement. Though neither Mr.
Dobree nor Mr. Pole had any startling
or conclusive statements to make,
each succeeded in bringing an atmos-
phere of the pipe and fireside to the
lecture-room; and that is a charm, I
believe, which even an Ann Arbor
audience is not incapable of appre-
ciating. There is great pleasure and
gratification to be had from listening
to such a lecturer no matter what his
topic; and the pleasure of hearing Mr.
Pole recite lines from the poetry of
Shakespeare is one that we cannot
afford to overlook.
It is Hamlet's tsel-consciousness,
his penchant for introspection and
self- examination, suggests Mr. Pole,
that prophesies the modern an. Mr.
Pole's conclusion, as it stands, is very
unsatisfactory. This similarity, I
believe, is only superficial; and the
differences between Hamlet and the
modern man are more significant.
Ifanlet is a problem, and will al-
ways remain one. But it is not a
imodern problem play. The pessimism
of Shakespeare never leads him into
skepticism, either of ethics or of
"eli'tions. Though Shakespealre for.
mnulates nowhere a complete ethical
ystcm, we do know this attitude to.
warcd separate values and single in-
stances of right and wrong. The mel..
ancholy of Shakespeare reveals not
a questioning of ethics and religion,'
but a despair because so few people
actuzally res>pect them. That Shake-
speare had good cause for such de-
spair is evident from even a very
superficial study of the social back-
ground of the later Elizabethan and
Jacobean periods. It is further evi-
denced in the rampant ethical decay
of serious drama in this period, and
in the peculiar twist that Shakespeare
gives this decay in his last ti'agedies
But Shakespeare himself, and Ham.'
let, breathe always the spirit of hu-
In contrast to this, the concern of
the modern man is not whether men
actually respect ethics and religion:
it is a foiregone conclusion that they
do not.Instead, his pessimism finds
its expressionx in skepticism ,a skep-
ticisnm of the essential truths of all
ethic and religion. Whereas Shake-
speare and Hamlet are humanistic,
and whereas the realm for their in:
tellectual probing is human nature,
-the modern man is scientific and
has turned unsuccessfully to the
world of phenomena for a scientific
substantiation for ethics and religion.
It is this spirit of skepticism ending
often either in hedonism or in com-
plet e despair, that underlies the pes-
simistic tone in Victorian literature
and in the writings of the post-war
generation. It is only lately that any
signs of a resurrection of equanimity
have manifested themselves.
It is for these reasons that I fail
to appreciate in Hamlet a prophecy of
the modern man. It will indeed be
interesting to see how 1l[r. Pole will
qualify and develop his point, in his
later lectures. Frankly, I do not ex-
pect great things from his future lec-,

tures. Mr. Pole's approach to his
subject is imaginative; and he ends,
for the most part, in description
rather than analysis. Fr example,
he suggests in his latest lecture, the
difference in thesconception of love
that Shakespeare embodies in the I
characters of Romeo, Hamlet, andl
Antony; but Mr. Pole says nothing
of the precise significance of these
differences, either in relation to the
mind of Shakespeare, or in relation
to the times for which he wrote.

Publication in the Buletin is constructive notice to all members of the
*avera'ity. Copy received at the office of the Aslistant to the PFresdex
e 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

TUESDAY, MAY 26, 1936
VOL. XLVI No. 168'
President and Mrs. Ruthven will be;
at home to the students on Wednes-
I day, May 27, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Rhodes Scholarships: Prospective
candidates for Rhodes Scholarships
may apply for information blanks
from the Secretary of the History De-
partment, 119 Haven Hall, any time'
before the end of the academic year'
or at the beginning of the autumn
1semester. ;
To The Members of the Guard of
Honor: A meeting for the purpose of
instruction and drill of the Guard of
Honor for the Commencement Day
Exercises will be held at Waterman,
gymnasium, today at 4 p.m., under'
the direction of Dr. George A. May.
L. M. Gram, Chief Mrsha&.
Faculty, College of Engineering:
There will be a meeting of the Faculty
of this college on Thursday, May 28,
at 4:15 p.m., Room 348, West En-
gineering Building. The purpose of
the meeting will be the election of a
University Council representative and
the consideration of important de-
partmental changes.
Senior Engineers: The last day for,
distribution of caps and gowns for
Swingout and Commencement will
be Saturday, May 30, 11 a.m. to p.m.
at the Michigan League. Distribution
room will be posted on the League
bulletin board. Bring your class dues
Clcveland Civil Service Examina-
tions for playground positions will be
given in the office of the Bureau of
Appointments at 201 Mason Hall, this
evening from 7 to 10 p.m. Everyone
who filed application will please call
the Bureau, 4121, Ext. 271, some time
today to confirm the arrangements
for examination.
Contemporary: All those who have
contributed manuscripts this year
should call for them before 5:30 p.m.,
Friday, May 29. Manuscripts may
be called for any day between 5 and
5:30 p.m. in the Contemporary of-
fice, Student Publications Bldg. All
manuscripts not reclaimed will be
At a meeting of the University
Committee on Discipline held on Fri-~
day, May 22, 1936, MVi'. Edwin A. Sul-
livan, Junior Literary student, was
placed on probation for disorderly1
conduct, the period of the probation
to continue for as long as he remains
a student at the University of Michi-
Academic Notices
English 48, Mr. Proctor's section,
will meet Wednesday evening instead
of Tuesday evening this week.
Economics 173: Bluebook Wednes-
day at 8 in Room C, Haven Hall.
University Lecture: K. Kuratowski,
professor of matematics at the Uni-
versity of Warsaw, will lecture on
"Applications of the method of cate-
gory (of Baire) for proving existence
theorems" this afternoons at 4:10
p.m. in Room 3011, Angell Hall.
Chinese Art: Ink rubbings from
ancient monuments of the Han, "Six-
Dynasties" and T'Ang periods. Daily
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m.
to 5 p.m. Westf Gallery, Alumni'
Memorial Hall. No admission charge.
Gallery talk by Mr. James Marshall
Plumer today at 4 p.m.'
Islamic Art sponsored by the Re-'
search Seminary in Islamic Art. Open
daily through May 29 from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. in Alumni Memorial Hall,
North and -South Galleries. Gallery'

talk by Miss Adelaide Adams, Wed-
esday, May 27 at 4:15 p.m. Admis-
sion .free.
Events Of Today
Cercle Francais: Meeting today at
7:45 p.m. in the League. Election of
officers, important that all members
The Bibliophiles of the Faculty
Women's Club, are meeting today at
1 p.m. for luncheon at the home of
Mrs. D. E. Mattern, on Dover Place.
Sigma Rho Tau: No general meet-
ing at Union tonight. National or-
ganization meeting at Detroit today,
2 p.m. to 8 p.m. All members invited.
Cars leave from Reference Room,
214 West Engineering Bldg., at 1 p.m.
Tung Oil Banquet Thursday at 6
Tau Beta Pi: Regular dinner meet-
ing at 6:15 at the Union. This is the
last meeting of the year.
Varsity Glee Club: Short rehearsal
7 to 7:30 p.m. Please be prompt.
Stanley Chorus: Rehearsals, for
the girls singing at Mack, Thursday
at 10:30, begin this afternoon in
Room 304, Union, at 4:30 p.m., and

Christian Science Organization:
There will be a meeting of this or-
ganization at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of
the Michigan League Bldg. Students,
alumni and faculty members are ~cor-
dially invited to attend.
Coming Events
Violin-Piano Recital: Elizabeth All-
sop Leslie, violinist, ' and- Margaret
Jane Kimball, pianist, both graduates.
of the School of Music, will give the
following program of sonatas in the
School of Music Auditorium, Wednes-
day evening, May 27, 8:15 p.m.,to
which the general public is invited
Sonata in E major .......... Bach
Allegro deciso
zAdagio ma non tanto
Sonata, Op. 13 ....... . . . ... . Faure
Allegro molto
Allegro Vivace
Allegro quasi presto
Sonata in F major . . .Tcherepnine
Allegro moderato
Announcement of the awards in
the sixth annual Hopwood Contest
will be made at 4 p.mn., Friday, May
29, in the Union ballroom.
Phi Tau Alphl,: Epulum exquisitum
societatis die octavo. et vicesimo in
Hospitium Mulierum Michiganensium
I dabitur. Facetiae--Fabulae-Fartum
Gaudeamus Igitur!
Phi Sigma banquet to be held in
Room 116, Michigan Union, Wednes-
day, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. Prof. Brad-
ley M. Patten will speak concerning
"Micro-moving Pictures Applied to
the Study of Living Embryos." Ban-
quet included, in initiation fee of new
members of this year (both semes-
Sphinx: There will be a meeting at
12:15 Wednesday in the Union.
The Student Alliance will hold its
regular weekly Wednesday evening
meeting this Wednesday, May 27, in
Room 304 in the Union at 8 p.m.
Hillel ;Foundation: Shabuoth ser-
vice (commemorating the giving of
the Ten Commandments on Sinai)
will be held Tuesday evening, May 26,
8 p.m. Yizkor or memorial services
will be given May 28, at 9:30 a.m.
at the Congregation Beth Isreal, 538
N. Division.
'Black Le44.on'
Vitms Relate
Horror Stories
12 Members Of Society
Are Arraigned In Wayne
Courty Court
(Continued from Page 1)
light the existence of the blood-band-
ed fraternity. All pleaded innocent
and preliminary hearings were set for
Planned To Hang Poole
Dayton Dean, city employe who has
confessed he emptied two revolvers
into Poole's kneeling body May 13,
made a new statement today, John
I. Navarre, head of the Detroit homi-
cide squad, announced, in which he
said the slayers had planned to hang
the young WPA worker rather than
shoot him to death.
"It was a one-way ride; we all
knew that," Dean was quoted by Na-
varre and Assistant Prosecutor John
A. Ricca, as saying. "We wanted it
to be a necktie party with the robes

and regalia, but when some of the
cars got lost-the ones with the ropes
and robes in them-we got tired wait-
ing, so I shot him. We wanted it to
a necktie party to be more impres-
Developments of the day included:
Flint And Pontiac Inquiry
1-A grand jury investigation at
Jackson into the death of Paul Every
whose widow charges he was beaten
because he attempted to withdraw
from the Black Legion.
2-An impending state grand jury
investigation of the night riding vigi-
3-Announcements, at both Flint
and Pontiac that r.umors of Black
Legion attempts at city political dom-
inance would be sifted. Pontiac au-
thorities announced an investigation
to determine whether there is any
basis for rumors certain patroln'ren
are members of a Black Legion unit.
4--An announcement by state po-
lice that at least seven witnesses,
some of them former members of the
Black Legion who were flogged, had
agreed to testify secretly before the
grand jury. "We may have as a wit-
ness a former member who tried to
withdraw and whose barn was
burned," the announcement said.
5-An assertion by Prosecutor Ow-
en Dudley of Jackson that testimony
indicating Jerome Garfield Wolfe,
Marion, 0., oil prospector whose body
was found by the roadside near Na-

ow To Dommiate
Coll 1. ege u.d ience .. .


W EAR BIG, black-rimmed spectacles
to put on and take off. It looks:
Walk restlessly from one side of the stage to the
ther, stopping for recuperation at the arm chairs
r the stage. It is always effective to stop at one
de of the stage, back against the pillar, head
eroically forward, hair in one's eyes.
Speak of mildly erotic things, to please the ladies.
Let not what you say be overburdened with ideas.
ou can figure that a college audience has to listen
o intelligent lectures all during the week. Besides,
ley tmight take you for an escaped college profes-
or. Itis more important that you speak drama-
cally than that what you say should have anyI
articular significance.
An effective name always helps. Something that
iggests afternoon teas and balanced tea-cups, and
asily-impressed ladies.

Ten Years Ago
From The Daily Files
May 26, 1936

'he Black Legion;
'ascist And Dangerous.


IT HARDLY seems believable that in
..modern, dynamic Michigan such an
xganizatioi as the Black Legion could exist. But
s startling and as unexpected as the expose of the
ult was, we were not altogether surprised to learn
f it.
The Black Legion is but a product, a very damn-
g product, of these dangerous times. It is a
scist tendency toward reaction, a part, we fear,
f a much more wide-spread although probably
norganized group which is doing everything in its
ower, through ignorance and fear, to wipe out
vil liberties and stop social progress.
It is our guess that the actual members of
hac~~~n tr iri isu ia rinn arc htf" nnl -n

, MID the growing uproar over Pres-
ident Coolidge's order authorizing1
state and local officials to act as
Fedei'al prohibition agents, the White
House today defended the action and
the Senate unaijinlously directed the
,j uciciari'y committee to investigate its
The French government will con-
tinue its program for the "pacifica-
tion" of the Rift's despite the vague
request for a suspension of hostilities
received from Abd-ei-Krim,. the Riffs'
leader, in the form of a letter de-
livered by a French doctor.
Clashes between the right and left
pazl ics, with bloodshed in some places
were reported, yesterday from the
va ious Polish provinces in connection
with political meetings preparatory
to the national assembly which is to

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