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SUNDAY, Nov. M 1936


~UNDi1Y, NOV. 2~, 19~O

ganization of the immigration and deportation
laws seems imperative. Mass immigration is
to be discouraged. A selective system is urged.
Vigilance in administration will reducethe num-
ber of illegal entries and consequently the howl-
ing of the xenophobes. But foremost on the list
of changes should stand a bill giving an inter-
departmental commission discretionary power
in "hardship cases."
This from the viewpoint of social justice and
not of cold, inhuman and antiquated laws.


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tional Advertising and Circulation Manager; Don J.
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ified Advertising Manager.
Social Justice
vs. Antiquated Laws .. .
ligent and humane alien depor-
ttion law should become one of the first con-
siderations before our national congress when it
convenes in January. The closest to such a law
was the Kerr-Coolidge bill which was defeated in
the last session.
Originally, the laws for deportation were
framed to rid the country of criminal and men-
tally deficient aliens. But in the past fifteen
years, since the war, the xenophobes, including
self-respecting American citizens, super-patriots,
racketeers dealing in patriotism, have been util-
izing the laws to deport ruthlessly and in com-
plete disregard of human values. Under Secre-
tary ,of Labor Doak's administration the immi-
gration office went into a frenzy of deporta-
tion. Thousands of innocent persons, many of
them American citizens, were left destitute by
deportation of their breadwinners.
In the Senate hearings on the Kerr-Coolidge
bill last spring Colonel Daniel W. McCormack
demonstrated how. full of loop-holes were our
present deportation and immigration laws. He
concerned himself with deportation primarily.
As Commissioner of Immigration he was able
to present an impressive mass of facts and,
actual cases to prove that criminal type aliens
were not being deported.
A man was sentenced one year for second
degree arson. His previous record showed vio-
lation of the state prohibition law, that he had
attempted first degree assault, that he had been
arrested on a charge of violating the motor ve-
hicle law. And not deportable.
On the other hand there is the case of a
woman who lived in Ontario and whose husband
and two children lived across the bridge in Buf-
falo. During the Christmas season the mother
was not permitted to cross the border to see her
husband and children. One child was in the
hospital ready to commit suicide. And all
because of a technicality in the law.

Having exposed the present system of deporta-
tion with all its iniquities Colonel McCormack
stated the case for the Kerr-Coolidge bill. This
bill would have given an interdepartmental com-
mission discretionary power in deportation cases,
particularly the "hardship cases." As the law
now stands the alien is deportable on a mere
technicality regardless of his worth to the wel-
fare of the nation.
It is also interesting and significant to note
who are the opponents of the sane Kerr legis-
lation. They include Allied Patriotic Societies,
Inc., the National American Commission of the
American Legion and the Old Glory Club of
Flatbush, Inc. Through the lowest depression
years, when there was considerable uneasiness in
the countrv and even now. these societies advo-

Sunday, November 22, 4:15 p.m.
PRELUDE and Fugue-Bach (1685-1750) -Liszt
(1$11-1886). Franz Liszt was a prolific
writer of music, and one of the most extensive
and varied of his fields of endeavor was that of
the piano transcription. His transcriptions and
arrangements cover an immense field of music,
from Bach fugues to operatic arias of Bellini;
in quality they range from good to bad and in-
different. The transcription on this program
is one of a set of six which Liszt made of organ
preludes and fugues by J. S. Bach. The set
was begun in 1842, but was not published until
ten years later. Ballade in F minor, Op. 52-
Chopin (1809-1849). Even more so than Beet-
hoven, Chopin was accustomed to compose dur-
ing the summer, leaving the winter for the final
polishing, revising, and publication of the works
thus sketched. This, the last of the composer's
four ballades for piano, was written during the
summer of 1842 and published the following
February. Chopin was not a master of the more
complex, classical types of musical form; he
preferred the idealized dance forms, such as the
polonaise, the mazurka, the valse, and the
scherzo. The ballade form, which Chopin cre-
ated, is somewhat akin to these, particularly to
the scherzo, in character, and was commonly
written in 6-8 or 6-4 time.
SEVEN SONGS, by Wolf-(1860-1903). Brahms
(1833-1897), and Marx (1882- ). Two of the
composers represented here, Hugo Wolf and Jo-
seph Marx, are known almost entirely for their
songs. The third one, Johannes Brahms, was
by no means unproductive in this field, for he has
more than 200 songs to his name; but these
songs, fine as some of them are, have been over-
shadowed in importance by the results of his
activities in other and larger forms of com-
Hugo Wolf, the composer of five of the seven
songs in this group, composed in spasmodic out-
bursts of inspiration; for a time he would be
overcome with a mood of feverish activity, and
then, suddenly, this would be replaced by a state
of lethargy and despondency which left him cre-
atively barren. At length one of these outbursts
of furious mental energy broke the chains of
reason, and it was necessary, in 1897, to place
him in confinement. Six years later he died, an
inmate of a Vienna asylum.
SUITE for Violin and Piano, Op. 14-Sinding
(1856- ). A fellow-countryman of Edward
Grieg, at a slightly later period, Christian Sin-
ding received a Continental musical education
of much the same type enjoyed by the older man;
and Sinding's music, although it has never
achieved a prominence comparable to that of
his predecessor, shares a number of character-
istics of technique and creative approach with
that of Grieg. This Suite for Violin and Piano
is in three movements, Presto, Adagio and Tempo
Giusto, and differs from a sonata principally in
that it is constructed upon a more irregular
formal plan than the classical sonata form al-
Directed by HANNS PICK
"Le Dit des Jeux du Monde" ("The Tale of
the World's Plays") Suite for Stringed Instru-
ments, Flute, Trumpet, and Percussion-Honeg-
ger (1892- 3. Written in 1918, this unusual
work by the composer of Pacific 231 and
King David is a translation into musical lan-
guage of a poem by Paul Meral, in which the
poet speaks of man's eternal restlessness and
yearning to free himself from bondage to the
all-powerful will of the universe. The entire
Suite comprises thirteen movements, five of
which were heard here this summer in their
first American performance. To those five,
Prof. Pick has added two more for the present
performance, and hopes eventually to present
the work in its entirety.
The various movements are prefaced with
quotations from Meral's poem, which have been
translated as follows:
1. "-and here is a child trying to din all

of the water from the sea, which is life-and
the sea and the child play together-." The
mood here is one of tranquility and artless sim-
2. "-and here is a man whom the world
called mad-." -mad because he tries to escape
the immutable destinies of life. The triangle
part of this movement was originally intended
to be played on the bouteillophone, an instru-
ment consisting of a series of various-sized
3. "-and here is a mountain whose rocks
free themselves and tumble down-and the
mountain and the rocks play together-." The
Cyclopean tumult and disorder of this scene
are expressed entirely by means of percussion
instruments-kettle drums, base drum, and snare
4.."-and here is a man who descends from
the mountain stalked hv hi inevitah1i vhnr

in the sea which is Death-and the man and
the waters play together-." The insistent in-
cantation of the waters becomes gradually louder
and more emphatic until the man is engulfed in
an overwhelming cataclysm of sound.
7. (Epilogue) "-and there is death for him
who combats the world. This is the solemn mys-
tery of the world's plays." Following its climax,
the work ends swiftly in a mood of solemn and
inscrutible mystery. Thus is symbolized the fu-
tility of man's struggle against the universe.
Bizarre though the work may at first ap-
pear, it is not to be taken as a mere novelty.
Cacophony and discord there are, but the effect is
one of musical discord-not of mere noise. By
no means is the Suite devoid of sheer tonal
beauty; some parts are harmonically and mel-
odically beautiful, in Honegger's distinctive style.
Throughout the work a musical unity is achieved
which may be said to symbolize and to corre-
spond to the underlying theme of the poem-
the futility of man's struggle against the uni-
verse. This unity comes not through the use of
a definite leit motive, but from an almost inde-
finable similarity of melodic contour which is
traceable throughout the work, and which subtly
implants its impression upon the consciousness
of the careful listener.
A RATHER UNUSUAL and worthy enterprise
has been undertaken by the Hillel Founda-
tion. Feeling that a cultural center such as Ann
Arbor deserves more frequent opportunities for
the hearing of orchestral music than can neces-
sarily be provided by the Choral Union and May
Festival series, this organization has planned a
schedule of some ten or twelve record concerts,
to be presented on alternating Sunday after-
noons between now and the last of May. The
concerts will begin at 2:30 and will last only an
hour, so that there will be no conflict with the
regular Sunday afternoon concerts. The rec-
ords to be heard are from the library of the
Hillel Foundation, and will consist for the most
part of orchestral works, with a number of selec-
tions by soloists and chamber music groups. Al-
though the programs are to be composed mainly
of the better-known compositions of musical
literature, a few lesser-known works will be pre-
sented from time to time.
The third concert of the series, which began on
October 25, will be presented this afternoon. The
program is to be an all-Wagner one: Preludes
to Acts I and III of Lohengrin; Ride of the Val-
kyries and Magic Fire Scene from Die Walkuere;
Siegfried's Rhine Journey from Goetterdaem-
merung; Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und
The concerts are intended primarily for mem-
bers of the Foundation, but all non-members will
be welcome.

See, Mr. Thomson?
To the Editor: DAILY OFFIC]
Mr. Thomson, I confess your ar-
tie in Friday's Daily is beyond my University. Copy received at the of
comprehension. But, since what un- until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
derstanding I do have knock-knocks
me that you have contributed a neg-
ative zero to the problem of more SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 1936
humanitarianism (in Thursday's VOL. XLVII No. 49
Daily), I wish to give my dubious.
fund of understanding a midsemester Notices
exam. And what a tough exam! How Dedication of the Baird Carillon:
hard it is to answer nothing! [Members of the faculty and their
First, I wish to express a strong, families, students, and the public
firm sentiment: I believe no matter generally are cordially invited to at-
which editor wrote the editorial for tend the exercises to be held in Hill
Thursday, that editorial was surely Auditorium at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Dec.
worthy of Marshall Shulman. Per- 4, at which the Charles Baird Caril-
haps distinctly worthy of him, for the aon will be dedicated. While a limit-
editorial was excellent. My friends, ed number of official invitations are
as Elbert Hubbard would say, need being issued, the University takes
no explanation and others round me this method of inviting the Uni-
wouldn't believe me anyway; but the versity community and citizens of
exam-time isn't up yet, so I'll pro- Ann Arbor to attend the exercises.
ceed to make as little a fool of my- With the exception of the section
sneelfa pse.had rereserved for official guests, all seats
Indee, wehad more displays of in the auditorium will be available
logic-plus, such as appeared in the for occupancy, and after 4:20 p.m. no
editoial, the world, including Ger-eserved seats will be held
many (once noted for logic), would
undoubtedly be better. You have
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istructive notice to all members of te
flece of the Assistant to the Presidlac


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 more than 300 words and to accept -or
reject letters upon the criteria of general editorial
importance and interest to the campus.
The History Department
To the Editor:
Working on the "better late than never"
theory, this comes under the heading of a reply
to the letters of P.C.M. and E. Pluribus Unum
on the subject of the history department here.
While it is impossible for me to make a state-
ment that all the history teachers here are in-
teresting lecturers as I have heard only a few of
them, I think the assumption that Prof. Slosson
is the only interesting professor in the history
department is a rank overstatement and one
that should be repudiated as soon as possible.
Several years ago, when I arrived here as a
freshman, I was told that I'd have to take some
history to fill group requirements and conse-
quently attempted to get it over with as soon
as possible as there were few things I hated
more in high school. I started out with History
11 and 12, and while I did have Prof. Slosson in
lecture section and enjoyed him immensely, I
found recitation several times as interesting. In
fact, it was one of the rare classes I could not be
induced to cut. The professor (I believe he was
an assistant professor at the time) brought in
interesting outside material and presented the
course as something alive and full of action
rather than as dead and buried as history is
popularly conceived.
As a result of the course, I decided to major
in history rather than speech or science as I had
previously planned. Since then I have taken 12
hours of history and am carrying 4 more hours
this semester. As I continue the classes get more
and more interesting and I find them often re-
lating to my other classes and outside discus-
sion. The outside reading, I think I am justified
in saying, is the most readable of all my courses
and I am taking some courses considered among
the most interesting on campus.
Another interesting angle from which to view
the subject is the undeniable fact that some of
the best authorities in the different fields of
history give courses here for those interested and
students come from all over the country for
the privilege of studying under these professors.
I feel fully justified in saying this as I have come
over 3,000 miles for this purpose and know of
others who come from out of state for the same
instruction. In fact, Michigan is noted through-
out the country for its excellent history depart-
ment, I believe.
I am not signing my name for the simple rea-
son that I realize that anyone who could call
the entire history department dull after a few
lectures would not hesitate to put this under the
heading of the much-discussed "apple-polish-
iti 11 a th a ti a - n aza: otn, ;., _-r

mis-read, Mr. Thomson, when you
say that security was interpreted as
a cumulative condition. If the edi-
torial defined security in any other
way than as the basis of happiness
for most of us, it implied that security
was a cumulative condition. If the
editorial defined security in any other
way than as the basis of happiness
for most of us, it implied that se-
curity was a cumulative conditioning.
There is quite a difference! And this
conditioning gradually increased our
freedom from want (both material
and spiritual, if you wish to have it
Although the editorial made its
point excellently, Mr. Thomson
made its point even more distinct-
not because he merely repeated most
of the editorial, but rather because
he could not improve upon it. Your
playing with the word "security," Mr.
Thomson, merely ruined a good word.
For, while Col. Henry W. Miller
stated that governmental interfer-
ence in social and economic affairs
DOES save the unfit and DOES pro-
duce a more dependent people and
DOES work against the process of
producing capable men, the editorial
in The Daily pointed out that such
governmental interference may or
may not produce the said effects Evi-
dently all the parties here concerned
agree that the competition tends to
save the fit, tends to create an inde-
pendent people, and tends to pro-
duce capable, resourceful men. Good!
But whether or not competition
SHALL do so, depends, as the edi-
torial stated, on at least three things.
First, the majority of men, who
are now without even a chance for
competition, must be provided with
an opportunity.
Second, it must be assured that
competition shall be fair. Otherwise,
obviously, competition succeeds in
producing not a more fit, more in-
dependent, more capable people, but
a more cunning, more ruthless and
a more avaricious people. In other
words, competition must be raised to
a humane and ethical plane.
Finally, a great, huge general sense
(soul-sense) of humanitarianism and
2of social-mindedness ought to per-
vade at least most of us, especially
the "best" of us.
Once more is herewith extended
congratulation and thanks to this
year's fine Daily policy and manage-
-Louis Deutsch.
Capitalism, Philanthropy
To the Editor:
possible to find a single language
with which to enter the confusion
of tongues over humanitarianism and
social progress. But certain ideas
need to be scouted.
Col. Miller is perfectly right in his
desire, however vague and misdi-
rected it leads him to be, to give
shortshrift to the nineteenth century
romantic humanitarianism w h i c h
wept over "the still sad voice of hu-
manity" and held out a blue-veined
sympathetic hand to the humble poor.
There is nothing Christian in Chris-
tian charity. Governmental relief is
a middling bad substitute for actual
constructive social planning.
All this talk, however, of indivi-
dualism and government in business,
is idle claptrap. History and eco-
nomics have settled the future for
us. The fact is that the world is
too big these days, and its structure
too interdependent, to allow many
men to set out in a nineteenth cen-
tury covered wagon full of gold-
dreams and anarchy. It is a strange
thing but a true thing that men who
believe in these chimaeras are those
1 who today call themselves "practical."
Whereas truly they are mad dream-
ers, Al Smith, Governor Landon,
{Henry Ford. et. al., worshipping at
the shrine of an archangel who
winged over the western plains and
Icarus-like lost his power when he'
reached the limits of a finite sun.
The earth has bounds, just so many

people within them, and just so many
resources with which to perpetuate
the civilization those people have cre-
ated. In that earth there is now no
place for anarchy-which I take to
mean the individualism which as-
serts it may exist, with duties only to
itselfiindenendent of all 'man as 1

Inactive tudentso rga izations:
Since the following organizations
have not submitted a list of officers
for the current year to the Office of
the Dean of Students as previously
requested, it is assumed that they
are inactive for the year.
Alpha Lambda Delta
Alpha Omega Alpha
Am. Society of Mechanical En-
Beta Gamma- Sigma
Chi Gamma Phi
Christian Science Organization
Delta Sigma Rho
Engineering Honor Committee
Freshman Men's Glee Club
Genesee Club of Michigan
Graduate Outing Club
Hillel Foundation
Hillel Players
Inst. of the Aeronautical Sciences
Interfraternity Council
Inter-Guild Federation
Iota Alpha
Iota Chi
Iota Sigma Pi
Junior Mathematical Club
Landscape Club
Metropolitan Area Club
National Student League
Nippon Club
Omega Upsilon
Phi Delta Kappa
Phi Lambda Kappa
Phi Mu Alpha
Sigma Alpha Iota
Sigma Rho Tau
Sigma Xi
Student Alliance
Student League of Industrial
Student Senate
Student Social Workers Club I
Students Theosophical Club
Tau Epsilon Rho
Westminster Guild
!Women's Athletic Association.

ons, Househeads and Undergraduate
women: The closing hour for Wed-
nesday, Nov. 25, is 1:30 a.m.; for
Thursday, Nov. 26, 11 p.m.
Undergraduate women planning to
be out of town on the Wednesday and
Thursday nights of Thanksgiving
week should make their arrange-
ments with their househeads. No
excuses from classes will be given.
The closing hour for those girls
who are attending the Panhellenic
ball will be 1:30 a.m. For those who
are attending breakfasts for which
permission has been granted the clos-
ing hour will be 3 a.m.
Students, School of Education:
Courses dropped after Wednesday,
Nov. 25, will be recorded with the
grade of E except under extraordi-
nary circumstances. No course is
considered officially dropped unless
it has been reported in the office of
the Registrar, Room 4, University
Students, College of Literature,
Science and the Arts: Except under
extraordinary circumstances, courses
dropped after Wednesday, Nov. 25,
will be recorded with a grade of E.
Oratorical Association L e c t u r e
Course: Alexander Woollcott will ap-
pear in Hill Auditorium on Sunday,
Nov. 29, at 8:15 p.m. He will replace
bertrand Russell, whose lecture has
been cancelled because of illness.
Tickets for the Woollcott lecture are
available at Wahr's State Street
School of Music Lecture: Prof.
Hanns Pick of the faculty of the
School of Music will lecture on
Switzerland and Swiss Alpine Music,
with motion pictures, on Monday
evening, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m., in the
School of Music Annex, Room 1. The
public is cordially invited to attend
without admission charge..
The third Lecture in the series by
Dr. Ali-Kuli Khan on the Baha'i
Teachings will be given Sunday, 4:15
p.m. at the Michigan League.
'he subject will be "The Seven
Valleys of Man's Spiritual Progress."
Dr. Khan will also speak and an-
swer questions at the regular meet-
ing of the Baha'i Study Group on
Monday evening at 8 p.m. at the
League. The public is invited to all
these meetings which are'-sponsored
by the Baha'i Study Group.

The Automobile Regulation will be
lifted over the Thanksgiving Holiday
from 12 noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25,
until 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 27. Stu-
dents who bring their cars here dur-
ing this interval must have them out
of Ann Arbor by 8 a.m., Nov. 27.
J. A. Bursley, Dean of Students.
Social Directors, Sorority Chaper-
phasis, I think, cannot be placed on
this clarification of principles. Col-
onel Miller fulminates against ideas
which do not exist in advanced lib-
eral thought. It is at this point
that most of the so-called Christian
churches break down. Harassed so-
cial service workers, Thanksgiving
baskets, community funds, better
housing for labor, the dear emotions
of women's clubs stirred at the
thought of the many poor, all this,
however sincere it may be, has noth-
ing to do with social progress, nay,
even begets psychologies which in the
future will be useless.
High uime t is we put away our
Rousseauistic tenderness, cease wail-
ing over wronged humanity, and set
out to build a planned interdepen-
denttsociety whose ideal is first of
all simply good business, the best
business for a cooperative world, and
after that, world brotherhood. No
business can run on universal love;
somebody must order and keep the
accounts. Sounds pretty flat, doesn't
it? But the practical means to ideal
ends are always to philanthropy
pretty flat. It is precisely because
capitalism today is forced, and will
be more and more, into humanitarian
philanthropy, that socialistic struc-
tures offer the only way out. For,
liberated from the mentally impover-
ishing regimentation of the system
we now have-pandering as it does
to the appetites of mediocrity-with-
in a new structure of socialistic de-
mocracy can the real man, the essen-
tial individual, be born and grow. The
frontiers of the material world have
vanished in the growth and deay of

Faculty Concert: The following
members of the faculty of the School
of Music will participate in a con-
cert in Hill Auditorium, Sunday af-
ternoon, Nov. 22, 4:15 p.m., to which
the general public, with the excep-
tion of small children, is invited
without admission charge:
Thelma Lewis, soprano; Thelma
Newell, violinist; Maud Okkelberg,
pianist; Ava Comin Case, accom-
panist; the Chamber Music Class
under the direction of Hanns Pick.
The public is requested to be seat-
ed on time as the doors will be closed
during numbers.
(Continued on Page 6)
Here is a mighty production effort.
It has. reel after reel of cavalry
charges and marches, and it has
scene after scene of some of the
most powerful hand to hand fighting
rsince Beau Geste. The story is long
and tedious in spots, but the climax
with Lord Tennyson's poem has real
dramatic power.
Surat Khan, a powerful tribal
prince of India, dissatisfied because
England has stopped its tribute to
him, takes part in the Russian cam-
paign against England, arousing his
frontier tribes against the British
government. The English outpost of
Chukoti is attacked by Khan when
it is short of men, and surrenders
upon the pledge of the Khan for
safe evacuation of the women and
children in the settlement. He breaks
his word, and the whole English col-
ony is murdered in some of the most
vivid and brutal scenes you will see
in pictures. Khan joins Russia in its
Crimean campaign, and the remain-
der of the Light Brigade is sent to
Sebastopool so that it may fight
against him. At the crucial moment
Major Vickers countermands his su-
perior's orders to withdraw, and by
a forged order the Light Brigade of
six hundred charges to its death
against Khan and the large Russian
The romantic element in the story
is subordinated to the blood and
thunder aspects of the picture, and it
might well be. Geoffrey Vickers, the
hero of the charge, is engaged to a
girl, but she loves his brother. There

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