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ified Advertising Manager.
Olympics In The
Original Manner...
comes news of considerable inter-
est and perhaps suggestive of action on the part
of the University.
The University of Pennsylvania announced
that it would, through its School of Education,
conduct withi4 the near future a "cultural Olym-
pics," carrying over the idea of athletic competi-
tion into the fields of literature and art.
The plan has a dual purpose-to discover new
talent ordinarily found only through chance;
and secondly to encourage both children and
adults who have latent talents in cultural pur-
suits. It provides for contests in various fields,
of self-expression, such as music, art and crafts,
literature, drama and the dance.
Credit for the idea goes to Samuel S. Fleisher,
philanthropist and patron of the arts, who has
been giving a number of radio talks trying to
encourage sponsorship of such a plan. "There
are two great problems confronting our civili-
zation which must be solved," said Mr. Fleisher.
"One is the problem of work. The other the
problem of leisure. If it is true that we are to
have thrust upon us the vast amount of leisure
is predicted, it will not be long before the center
of gravity shifts from the work end of life to
the leisure end of life and the problem of leisure
will be the more important and fundamental
of the two.
"Thus a safe, inspired use of leisure is the
greatest opportunity that any community can
put in force."
Of the element of chance in the discovery of
talent, President Gates of the University of
Pennsylvania said: "Time and again attention is
called to the careers of men and women whose
high achievements in the field of music, sculp-
ture, painting and other branches of the fine
arts, were made possible solely by chance.
"Possibly that element of chance never may
be eliminated entirely, but upon the extent to

which it is minimized through the establishment
of systematic agencies for the discovery and en-
couragement of latent talent wherever it exists,
must depend in large measure the cultural prog-
ress of society.
"In addition to encouraging widespread pride
in cultural achievement among all classes and all
ages, it is felt that the cultural Olympics can
render a most useful service by inspiring the
profitable use of leisure hours, especially among
youthful classes during early, high impression-
able years."
. . . to this end it is hoped that provision
may be made whereby a number of these awards
will carry with them the privilege of study
at various institutions which offer instruction in
cultural fields."
The University of Pennsylvania is beginning

week announced his retirement, is an active
agent for the state-wide encouragement of in-
terest in knowledge and culture. This plan, of
"cultural Olympics" is but an*extension of these
institutions already a part of our University. It
excites the imagination with the infinite possi-
bilities it possesses.
Why cannot we at the University of Michigan
help to pioneer a movement so worthy of the
support of every institution for higher learning
in the country? Perhaps in time the scope of
these Olympics may be international, and it may
ultimately return the Olympics as we now have
them to the original form, in which the Greeks
competed for laurels alike in verse and physical
Letters published n 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.
Let Them Sweep Halls?
To the Editor:
My attention was attracted recently by a
short news item regarding the appointment of
several' Night Watchwomen shall we say, at
Mosher-Jordan. What a great relief it must
be for the mothers of our dashing, joy-seeking
co-eds, to be able to roll over in the blankets
and say, "My 'Helen of Troy' (or who have you)
is at this point being tucked safely away into her
bed for a good night's sleep." Or what a thrill
it must be on graduation day to be able to point
(I know it's not polite) with pride, and say, "Yes,
that's my daughter. She graduated from Mich-
igan where they look over their little darlings
like they do in a girl's reformitory." And then,
Susie goes out to get a job, and she finds she
doesn't get along so well because she has never
had to look entirely after herself. I remember
way back in grade school, where the teachers
used to stand over us and watch us closely to see
that we did things correctly, or if necessary to
take a nice fat stick and thrash obedience into
us. But I thought that these things lasted just
through the public schools, or perhaps a little
longer, and when we were members of the pres-
ent generation and had to start taking a few
responsibilities so that when our turn came to
be the nucleus of the generation, we were pre-,
pared and could pass on to the great beyond
leaving our work well done. Maybe I was wrong'
and if I am, I'll stand correction, but in my
opinion, when a girl is old enough to go to
college, she's old enough to have a few cares
and at least begin to learn to do things for
herself. Everyone knows that a person does his
or her work best, if he or she isn't driven con-
tinually, so why can't we start right here at
Michigan to become a little bit independent.
I hope nobody takes me wrong on this little
discourse, so far be it from me to object to giving
the gals every opportunity to help defray their
college expenses, but why can't we give them
something to do which will keep the others from
continually being watched over. Maybe they
could sweep the halls, or something.
Proctors' Authority Misdirected
To the Editor:
Miss Bale seems to have missed the essential
point behind the vituperative outbursts against
the Mosher Proctor system. The main question
is not so much, I think, whether the "checking
in" is helpful to the girls, but rather whether
young women of college age need the added
authority to make them quiet down. I think
even the proctors themselves will admit that
college is supposed to train us for our future
lives; we are expected to learn how to conduct
ourselves in society where we will have no "proc-
tors" to control our conduct. Dormitory life
teaches us how to live together successfully, and
if we are to remain individuals we must learn
this in cooperation with each other, and not
through the exertion of would-be superior wills.
Girls should be learning while they are in col-
lege how to respect the wishes of others; they

should be credited with sufficient common sense
to observe hours when others want to study.
Further, I think Miss Bale will find that if an
honest poll is taken, a very large majority of Mo-
sherites will oppose the system. The ninety
per cent that are "cooperating beautifully" are
doing so because the system has been forced upon
them and because it is always easier to bow down
to the assertion of authority than to oppose it.
Does Miss Bale fully realize the repetitive na-
ture of her work? The girls are expected to sign
in at the desk; the proctors' work is only an ad-
ditional check up. No one will be "shut out in
the cold" if they abide by the existing regulations
and sign out before they leave the building. Also,
how come Mosher needs conduct supervisors and
Jordan does not? The dormitories are connect-
ed, yet we in Jordan are not subjected to the
ignomy of being watched by members of our
own group.
But discussion is useless unless some action
can be taken. Would a petition against the sys-
tem be enough to mean its conclusion? Or does
the University prefer to abide by its own authori-
tative rulings as to what is best for adult-minded
-Jordanite.. .
Libeled Lady
To the Editor:
After reading the screen column about the en-
tertaining, "Libeled Lady" it is easy to see that
your columnist is prejudiced against the en-
deavors of Katherine Hepburn and Frederic
March in "Mary Queen of Scots." I saw both


*s By Bonth Williams===
THE MAIN DIVISION of the University had
arrived back in camp by dawn Monday after
a semi-successful invasion of the redoubtable Co-
lumbus, according to reliable sources. Stragglers
kept reporting by two's and three's all during
the night, and with several noteworthy excep-
tions the company answered to their officers at
the regular Monday drill.
The exact movements of the Michigan troops
were carefully screened by tear gas and a pe-
culiar fog. Scout reports, although not officially
confirmed, intimate that:
1. One enemy policeman was in the Colum-
bus hospital suffering from a fractured skull
and concussion of the brain as a result of a
tactical blunder that occurred when the opposing
forces confused their own troops with Michigan's.
2. That on the actual field of combat Mich-
igan was not victorious, but that the Wolverine
camp followers. swept everything before them
in numerous minor skirmishes.
3. That Bob Griffin, disguised as a friendly
neutral, gained access to the Beta House and
cleaned the brothers out of $52 in a game rudely
described as crap.
4. That the enemy upon occasion drinks
Epirits, and are in the habit of proffering re-
freshment to conquered foes.
5. That fraternity houses behind the oppos-
ing lines relaxed their vigilance Saturday night
and that a few Michigan stalwarts vetured to
attend the revelry. Trouble at the Phi Kappa Psi
House was only averted when comrades disarmed
an ardent Michigan private who was flourishing
a butcher knife. -
6. A small detachment of Wolverines suc-
ceeded in carrying the Neil House by storm
late Saturday. The management who had been
warned of the attack in advance, had removed
all perishables from the lobby, whereupon, our
men lined up and refought the conflict of the
afternoon over the lobby gridiron. Terrified
non-combatants looked down from the balcony
7. That Scout Art Zeuhlke made his way into
the Delt House some time later where he calmly
broke the orchestra leader's baton over his
knee and then made good his escape in one of
the most daring feats of individual bravery of
the entire campaign.
8. That a company of Michigan Chi Phi's,
captured an old grad and compelled him to lead
a snake dance through the Ohio citadel known
as the Deschler-Wallick while his companions
looked on and roared their approval.... . ..
9. That skirmishes were still going on as late
as Sunday evening when four Michigan sympa-
thizers, their supporting ranks gone, marched
down High Street in the drum and bugle corps of
the Salvation Army.
10. That according to the unanimous opinion
of all of the non-combatants, the invasion was
very worthwhile.
IT WOULD APPEAR on the face of things that
Ann Arbor was not wholly composed of stu-
dents over the week-end either. The Toast-
masters tossed a fine affair in honor of the sur-
plus which they had collected in the treasury
after long years of scrimping.
Held in one of the finer downtown taverns, and
with the Honorable Lou Kearns presiding, the
occasion was quite a success. The feature of
the evening was a talk by Miss Betty Sinclaire
on "The Advantages of the Moose." Following
dinner the entire assembly adjourned to the Ar-
mory for dancing.
with others who did and who, like myself, were
disgusted at the fallacies of the write up.
If this C.M.T. just enjoys light, humorous skits,
why not have someone else do the worthwhile
plays such as "Mary Queen of Scots" in the fu-
ture so as to give The Daily readers a fair sum-
mary and the deserved criticism.
-A Daily Reader.
Stolen Coats
To the Editor:
At ten o'clock this morning two happy young
college students went to .their Qualitative An-
alysis class in the chemistry building. Each one
was wearing a warm and comfortable winter
overcoat, which, by the way, cost them a tidy

sum. Well, it seems that after spending an inter-
esting hour listening to Professor Carney's ex-
planation of the precipitation of the third group
metals, these same, two young men left their
class room ready to put on their overcoats which
they had hung up just outside of the classroom.
However, much to their dismay, the coats were
not there.
Naturally, a formal report was made out in
the business office at University Hall. The man
in charge told the students that up 'til now, no
coat had yet been returned. This of course filled
our hearts with hope.
Now to come to the point of my brief letter.
I thought that perhaps you could print a warning
to the many other students who have classes In
the Chemistry Building, and let them know that
their personal belongings were not safe. After all,
two cold sophomores this winter is quite enough.
-Edward Wetter.
"For speeds of over 40 miles an hour, get into
the air for safety. I want to give only one sta-
tistic. Based on the average flying which the
average person does in this country, you will be
128 years old before any accident occurs to you."
Amelia Earhart Putnam, world's foremost avia-
trix, really doubts whether the average Grinnell
College student who heard her will last that long
even on the average ground.

TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 1936
Yeomen of the Guards: Chorus
tryouts Wednesday at 5 p.m. and
iTuesday at 2 p.m. All principals
must report Tuesday at 2 p.m.
V. B. Windt.
Dedication of the Baird Carillon:
Members of the faculty and their
families, students, and the public
generally are cordially invited to at-
tend the exercises to be held in Hill
Auditorium at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Dec.
4, at which the Charles Baird Caril-
lon will be dedicated. While a limit-
ed number of official invitations are
being issued, the University takes
this method of inviting the Uni-
versity community and citizens of
Ann Arbor to attend the exercises.
With the exception of the section
reserved for official guests, all seats
in the auditorium will be available
for occupancy, and after 4:20 p.m. no
reserved seats will be held.
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.
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 whobring 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.
Inactive Students Orga-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.
"Dodsworth" is a surprisingly
faithful adaptation of Sinclair Lewis'
novel. It is an excellent illustration
of what success a motion picture can
have by strictly following a well-
written novel. There is a minimum
of Hollywood story improvision in this
picture. Therefore, the picture has
almost the same reality and criticism
as the book.
Dodsworth is a retired, successful
American motor magnate, who starts
out to Europe with his wife to make
up for some of the fun he has missed.
But Mrs. Dodsworth is trying to for-
get her age, and is taken in by the
cream of Europe's social racketeers.
She decides to divorce herrhusband.
Dodsworth, in the meantime becomes
lonesome and bored trying to absorb
European culture, and meets Mrs.
Cortwright, an ex-patriated American
living in Naples. He learns how to
laugh andenjoy life again, and iss
fired with new ambition through this
woman, whom he comes to love. But
Mrs. Dodsworth calls off the divorce
proceedings, and Dodsworth is left
with the choice of going back or going
It is the characterization in this
picture that puts the cinematized
story across. Walter Huston as Dods-
worth is Dodsworth. Even on the
screen he has all of the bigness and
smallness of character that makes
him human. Mrs. Dodsworth, played
by Ruth Chatterton is small and
mean, but she is believable. Mary As-
tor makes a beautiful, sympathetic
Mrs. Cortwright.
"Dodsworth" is more than enter-
tainment-it is a real story. If more
productions were made with as much
emphasis upon story, technical de-

tail, and character interpretation as'
"Dodsworth," the motion picture in-
dustry would be increasing its pres-
tige and significance, and audiences
would be running less of a risk of sit-
ting hours watching slush and froth
that not even the producer enjoys
hashing up.
Weaver Claims
Youth Forgets
Aim of School
Modern youth is too often guilty
of forgetting the end of education in
his pursuit of the means toward the
end, Prof. Bennett Weaver of the
English department told the Union
Forum audience Sunday afternoon in
the Union. More than 100 persons
attended the forum, which was the!
second of a series to last through
this school year.
In his lecture entitled "A Rationale
of Values," Professor Weaver com-
mented that the purpose of econom-
ics should be "to teach you how to

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
Students Theosophical Club
Tau Epsilon Rho
Westminster GuildI
Women's Athletic Association.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received announcement of Cleve-
land Civil Service examinations for
positions in the summer playground
service of the Division of Recrea-
tion, open to men and women whose
permanent residence is in Cuyahoga
County and who meet the qualifica-
tions stipulated. Positions: Playlead-
er, Play Director, General Play-
ground Supervisor, Instructors of
Special Playground Activity (Handi-
craft and Tennis), Supervisors of
Special Playground Activity (Music,
Dancing, Tennis and Nature Study).
For further information concerning3
these examinations call at 201 Mason
Hall, office hours, 9 to 12 and 2 to
4 p.m.
International Dinner: Foreign stu-
dents who are attending the Interna-
tional Dinner, Wednesday night, are
urged to reach the Michigan Union
quite promptly at 6 p.m., in order to
secure their dinner tickets in ad-
vance. The tickets, which are com-
plimentary, will be obtained at the
tables on the second floor in the cor-
Social Directors, Sorority Chaper-
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.
Notice to All Fraternity and Sor-
ority Presidents and Treasurers
Page contract cards for the 193?
Michiganensian should be signed im-

mediately and mailed into the 'En-
sian office. Copy blanks, (names of
members and officers), should also
be sent with the contract. We are
asking your cooperation in this mat-I
ter as we need this information in
order to meet our deadlines.
The 1937 Michiganensian.
Academic Notices
Anthropology 105: Will not meet to-
day and examination is postponed
to Dec. 3.
University Lecture: Mr. C. M.
Bowra, Fellow of Wadham College,
Oxford, will lecture on the subject
"Hellenism and, Poetry" Monday,
Nov. 30, at 4:15 p.m. in Natural Sci-
ence Auditorium. The public is cor-
dially invited.
Astronomical Lecture and Films:
Members of the faculty and students
who have not had the opportunity of
seeing the remarkable moving pic-
tures of solar phenomena, etc., taken
at the Lake Angelus Observatory of
the University, may see them at a
showing, planned primarily for mem-



Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all mextibers of. t
University. Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the PrektaW
until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

available at Wahr's State Street
Exhibit of Color Reproductions of
American Paintings comprising the
First Series of the American Art
Portfolios, recently acquired, for the
Institute of Fine Arts Study Room.
On view daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in Alumni Memorial Hall, North Gal-
Exhibition of Original Etchings
and Lithographs from the Perman-
ent Collection of the Fine Arts Study
Room. Until Dec. 1, daily 9 a.m. to
5 p.m., South Gallery, Alumni Mem-
orial Hall.
Events Of Today/
Physics Colloquium: Dr. H. R.
Crane will speak at the Physics Col-
loquium ontNuclear Experiments
with High Potential Apparatus, this
afternoon at 4:15 p.m. in Room 1041,
East Physics Bldg.
The Adelphi house of Representa-
tives will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m.
in the Adelphi Room on the fourth
floor of Angell Hall. This meeting
will be the last one of the present
semester at which prospective mem-
bers may try out for membership
by giving a three minute talk on any
subject. All members and others in-
terested are urged to attend.

University Broadcasting: 2
The Automotive Laboratory,
Walter E. Lay.


Cercle Francais meets this evening
promptly at 7:45 p.m., in the League,
instead of Wednesday as announced
at the last meeting. The room will
be posted.
Zeta Phi Eta:.There will be a meet-
ing today at 4 p.m. , in the
League. Mrs. Marceline Hemingway
Sanford, sister of Ernest Hemingway,
will be with us at that time. All ac-
tives and pledges are expected to be
Freshmen Independents LS&A:
There will be a meeting of the Inde-
pendent Club tonight from 7 to 8
p.m. in Lane Hall Auditorium. ,
Senior Class of the Law School:
There will be an election of officers
at Room 100, Hutchins Hall this af-
ternoon at 3:15 p.m.
Tau Beta Pi: There will be a regu-
lar dinner meeting of Tau Beta Pi
at 6:15 p.m. in the Union tonight.
New Jersey Students: All those
who intend to' go on the Thanks-
giving hay-ride will meet tonight at
8 p.m. at the League.
Christian Science Organization
meets tonight at the chapel of the
Michigan League at 8:15 p.m. Stu-
dents and faculty members are in-
vited to attend.
League Publicity Committee: There
will be a compulsory meeting today
at 4 p.m. in the Undergraduate of-
fice of the League.
The Lutheran Student Club will
have a Bible Class today at
7:15 p.m. The class will be held
at 7:15 p.m. The class will be held
at the Michigan League and we in-
vite every student to attend who is
The Graduate Club of the Hillel
Foundation announces an important
business meeting for tonight at 8
p.m. at the Hillel Foundation.
Hillel Players: Tryouts for two
one-act plays will be held at the Hill-
el Foundation today from 4:30 to
5:30 p.m. Those interested in produc-
tion should aso come out.
The Home Making Group of the
Michigan Dames will meet this eve-
ning at 8:15 p.m. at the home of
Mrs. Irving Palmquist, 427 Third St.
Those who have cars or who desire
transportation, please meet at the
League desk at 8 p.m.
Mrs. Dean W. Myers, the guest for
the evening, will speak to the group
on "The Joys and Responsibilities of
a Hostess." The group cordially in-
vites all Dames to attend the meet-
Coming Events
Luncheon for Graduate Students
on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 12 o'clock
in the Russian Tea Room of the
Michigan League. Prof. Carl Rufus
of the Astronomy Department, who
is also chairman of the Barbour
Scholarship Committee, will spleak
on "Recent Journeyings in the Or-
ient." Professor Rufus spent his
sabbatical last year in the Orient.
Play Production: The initial offer-
ing of Play Production for the 1936-
37 season will be presented in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre on Wed-
nesday, Thursday, Friday and Satur-
day, Nov. 25, 26, 27 and 28. The play
will be Irwin Shaw's one-act war
drama, "Bury the Dead." The Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre box office will
open tomorrow at 10 a.m.
Mived Ra~Aminian.m. T'rso f.,4.

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