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THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 1937

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No Amendment
Needed Today,
Bates Asserts
Liberal Constitution View
Is Better Fitted To Solve
Complex Issues, He Says
(Continued from Page 1)
visions dealing with the delegation
of power and Congressional restric-
tions been phrased differently, and
had the administration of it been
handled better." He contended that
the administration of a law frequent-
ly has much to do with a court de-
cision on it, concurring with the late
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, who
in the case of Missouri versus Hol-
land, held that an act of Congress
must be interpreted in light of the
facts surrounding it and one that
was constitutional at one time might
not be under different circumstances.
Legally sound, Dean Bates said,
is the President's view that "con-
ceded powers or those legitimately
implied can be made effective instru-
ments for the common good. In this
connection he cited the remarks of
Chief Justice John Marshall in Gib-
bons versus Ogden, the conerstone of
court interpretations of the inter-'
state commerce power: "This instru-
ment (the constitution) contains the
enumeration of powers expressly
granted by the people to their gov-
ernment. Itihas been said that these
powers ought to be construed strict-
ly, but why ought they to be co con-
strued? Is there one sentence in the
Constitution which gives counten-
ance to this rule? . . . What do
gentlemen mean by strict construc-
tion? . . . If they contend for that
narrow construction which, in sup-
port of some theory not to be found
in the Constitution, would -deny to
the government those powers which
the words of lhe grant, as usually
understood, impart, and which are
consistent with the general views and
objects of that instrument; for that
narrow construction which would
cripple the government and render it
unequal to the objects for which it is
declared to be instituted, and to
which the powers given, as-fairly un-
derstood, render it competent; then
we cannot conceive the property of
this strict construction, nor adopt it
as a rule by which the Constitution
is to be expounded."
Nor does Dean Bates think this
principle of broad, liberal construc-
tion of the Constitution particularly
dangerous. "There is danger in
everything, of course," he said, "but
I am confident that the interpreta-
tions will be sound and reasonable."
It is a choice, he believes, between
taking the risk of the so-called ha-
zards of liberal interpretation and
the hardships resulting from un-
solved problems of narrow construc-
Baldensperger To
Speak Tomorrow
Prof. Fernand Baldensperger of
Harvard University will give a Uni-
versity lecture on the subject, "Une
Crise du Roman: Balzac ou Proust,"
at 4:15 p.m tomorrow in the Natural
Science Auditorium.
Professor Baldensperger is being
brought here by the romance lan-
guages department. He is, according
to Prof. Hugo P. Thieme, chairman
of the romance languages depart-
ment, the outstanding authority on
comparative literature.
After having taught for many years
at the Sorbonne and Strassburg, Pro-
fessor Baldensperger accepted a posi-

tion as the head of the department
of comparative literature at Harvard.
A departmental luncheon will be
held for Professor Baldensperger Sat-
urday noon and a reception in his,
honor will be given that evening, Pro-
fessor Thieme said.
This will be Professor Baldensper-
ger's third visit to Ann Arbor.
Harvard's Students
Better, Jones Finds
(Continued from Page 1)
the absence of fraternities at Har-
vard. The place of the abolished
fraternities has been taken by
University operated houses.
These houses he described as a
"cross between a dormitory and an
English college." Each house has
its own headmaster who lives there
with his family. The tutors also live
in the houses with their groups, he
said, and help to provide an atmos-
phere conducive to the best studying.
Professor Jones remarked that the
Harvard student is so used to aca-
demic freedom that he "just takes it
for granted." He offered no com-
ment on the recent attempt to oust
Dr. Glenn Frank, president of the
University of Wisconsin.
While in Ann Arbor, Professor
Jones stayed at the home of his
mother, Mrs. Josephine M. Jones of
Monroe St. He arrived here Satur-
day after attending a meeting in
Virginia. He left early last night to

Sleeps While Waiting For Strike Bulletins

Union Library 3 Of Most Powerful He
Users Benefit
By New Policy
No longer will users of the Pen-
dleton Library have to scamper
through the shelves to find the books
they want, Frederick V. Geib, '38,
chairman of Union House Commit-I
tee announced yesterday.{
Instead, they will find an ordered'
system, completed Sunday under
Geib's supervision, which will tell
them exactly where to find the books
in the library.
The plan, devised with the aid of
Edward H. Eppens, head of the clas-
sification department of the general
library, calls for the following seven
1. American and English litera-
ture; 2. Biography; 3. History; 4.
Poetry and plays; 5. Travel; 7.
Religion and social; 7. General-en-
cyclopedias, magazines, etc.
Symbols inside the cover of the
book designate the position on the
shelf, and the subject matter of the
book. Each volume has a corres- Three of the most powerful mein
ponding index card with a special who hold virtual control of the lower
section set aside for best sellers. they conferred before the opening of
"In order to keep the books They are, left to right: Majority Lead
straightened out, the readers must B. Bankhead and Minority Leader B
not return books to the shelves after . .
using them," Geib stressed, "That's
the work of the librarian'.' Dr. Hauser Leaves Health
Special gifts, recently received byl Service To Visit ]Europe
the library include, "Alumni Reading
Lists," "General Gage's Informers," Dr. Jerome Hauser, former nose
"The Whys and Wherefores of Wm. and throat physician at the Health
L. Clements Library," "History of Service has left the University to
Michigan," and others. The library visit clinics in principal European
has also received subscriptions to cities. He will return in two months.;
Coronet, Esquire, and Life, all of Dr. Jack F. Tolan is taking Dr.
which are available to the reader. Hauser's place on the staff.

rnbers Of Lower House

Robert Wikel Killed
In Auto Smashup
Robert L. Wikel, 19 years old, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie A. Wikel of
619 E. University Ave., was killed late
Tuesday night when the automobile
3e was driving hit a culvert on an S
love, three miles north of North
E. R. White of Bay City, who was
riding in the car at the time of the
accident, was critically injured, and
vas removed to a hospital in Clare.
Vikel was an emlacye of the Wikel
rug store here of which his father
s president. He was also employed
' the state highway department sta-
ion at Gladwin, as was White.
Wikel was born in Ann Arbor Sept.
6, 1917, and had lived here all his
life. He attended the University high
school, where he was a member of
-he basketball team.

- Associated Press Photo
Walter Stium of Flint, Mich., employed in one of the General Moors
plants closed there in the widespread strikes, took up his stand beside
the bulletin board to be on hand for the latest news reports. But he
found it hard to keep awake in the intervals and here he is enjoying a
ffa ic Words, Family Letters
Appear In Papyri Collection

-Aissociated PĀ±ress Pnfoto
bers of the House of Representatives,
r branch of Congress, are shown as
f the 75th Congress in Waslington.
der Sam Rayburn, Speaker William
Bertrand H. Snell.
and Jewelry Repairing
at Reasonable Prices.
Crystals 35c
231 S. State - Paris Cleaners

9 p.m. to Midnight
Phone 9290
East Liberty at State Street



Winter Edits Latest Book
In Michigan's Series Of
Papyri Texts
"The name to obtain favor, to re-
move a spell, to protect, to win vic-
tory, aaemptokombasum, protect
This foolproof magic word appears
in a translation of an Egyptian pa-
pyrus in the volume "Miscellaneous
Papyri" published recently under the
editorship of Prof. John G. Winter
of the Latin department with funds
provided by the Rockefeller Foun-
dation for "Humanistic Studies at
the University of Michigan." This
volume is the third in a series con-
taining "Papyri in the University of
Michigan Collection." The 390 pages
with seven plates include 91 papyri,
copiously indexed and annotated. Of
the 91 papyri 32 already have been
published in journals, but appear now
in revised form.
Eight Contribute
The eight contributors to the vol-
ume are Prof. Arthur E. R. Boak,
chairman of the history department;
Prof. Campbell Bonner, head of the
Greek department; Malcolm F. Mac-
Gregor, a member of the seminar in
papyrology. Orsamus M. Pearl,
teaching now at Sweet Briar College,
Dr. Frank E. Robbins, assistant to
the president; Prof. Henry A. Sand-
ers of the Latin department and
chairman of the department of
speech; Prof. Verne B. Schuman of
the Latin department of the Univer-
sity of Indiana; and Prof. John G.
Winter, head of the Latin depart-
Boak Edits Text
Professor Boak edited the texts of
official documents, such as wills,
Professor Bonner edited documents
concerning magic, Mr. MacGregor
edited a financial papyrus and Mr.
Pearl the registration of an appren-
tice. Dr. Robbins edited texts on
mathematics, astrology and as-
tronomy, Professor Sanders, excerpts
from the Bible, Professor Schuman,
business documents and Professor
Winter published literary fragments
and private letters.
The translations of some of the
selections provide an interesting
glimpse into the life and thoughts
of the ancients and further substan-
tiate the truism that human nature

fundamentally varies little with time
and space.
The following epistolary tete-a-tete
gives some idea of marital difficul-
ties in 296 A.D. "Paniskos to his
wife and his daughter, many greet-
ings. Before all else I pray before
the lord god that I may receive you
and my daughter in good health. Al-
ready I have written you a second
letter that you might come to me,
and you have not come. If, then,
you do not wish to come, write me a
reply. Bring my shield, the new
one, and my helmet . "
"Paniskos to Ploutogenia, his wife,
greeting. I enjoined you when I
left that you should not go off to
your home, and yet you went. If
you wish anything you do it, with-
out taking account of me. But I
know that my mother did these
things. See, I have sent you three
letters and you have not written me
even one. If you do not wish to
come up here, no one compels you.
These letters I have written to you
because your sister compels me here
to write . . .
Dance To Be Held
in Union, League
(Continued from Page E)
their nembers' preference as to where
they want to go and phone this in-
formation in to the Interfraternity
council offices at the Union between
1 aid 5 p.m. today, George Cosper,
'37. president of the council, said.
These preferences will be satisfied as
far as possible, the co-chairmen of
the Ball announced last night. After
supper members of the committee
will distribute the tickets and pay-
ment in cash wifl be necessary at that
It is extremely doubtful that there
will be any tickets available for open
sale but in the event that there are,
they may be obtained at the Union
desk or from members of the com-
mittee after 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9,
Cosper said.
It will not be possible for guests
to go back and forth between the
Union and the League dances--it be-
ing much easier to change the or-
chestras than allowing the guests to
go from one place to the other and
causing confusion in the ticket sit-

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