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SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 1937
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NIGHT EDITOR: IRVING S. SILVERMAN
End Of The TVA
Power-Pool Project.. .
N CONNECTION with the Presi-
dent's announcement of the term-
ination of the joint "power pool" in the Ten-
nessee Valley project, it is interesting to review
some aspects of the TVA problem with an eye
toward measuring the significance of the an-
The constitutional purposes of the TVA, ac-
cording to Arthur E. Morgan, chairman of the
board of directors of the TVA and president of
Antioch College for 11 years, are: "first, the
development of interestate commerce through
the improvement of navigation, including flood
control; second, the promotion Qf national de-
fense through the administration of govern-
ment wartime properties at Muscle Shoals; and
third, the generally recognized right of govern-
ment to inquire, demonstrate and report on
matters affecting the public interest.
It is this last purpose with which we are
now concerned. "Public int'erest" in this connec-
tion means of course "public utilities," and "to
inquire, demonstrate and report" has generally
meant the setting up of a "yardstick" to deter-
mine whether utilities are exploiting the public.
But this competition between the government
and utilities in the distribution and sale of
power might be interpreted on several planes.
The two extremes are stated by Mr. Morgan as
" . . . At one extreme the policy might be
adopted that within the proper limits of the sta-
tute the private power companies might be
looked upon as the normal agencies for distribut-
ing power, and that, while furnishing power to
any municipalities which could explicitly demand
it, the TVA in the main should plan to sell its
power wholesale to the private utilities and leave
the distribution to them. That this is the soly-
.tion the private utilities would prefer. In its
manner of selling public power to private util-
ities, an administration inclined to do so might
almost contribute to the exploitation of the
region by utility companies at public expense.
"The other extreme might be stated as follows.
The private utilities through gross abuses have
lost all claim to consideration; partly in retalia-
tion for past abuses, partly to destroy their
power to do wrong in the future, the powerful
position of the TVA should be used to dismember
the large private utilities in its region; where-
upon the fragments could be acquired at bar-
gain prices by public organizations. According
to that extreme attitude, the process is essen-
tially a war of social revolution and must result
in the subjugation and surrender of one party.
All is fair in war, and in that process damage
could be carried to successful conclusion, but
at great social and economic cost."
Moving somewhere between these two ex-
tremes, President Roosevelt made two sugges-
tions. One of these was for the organization
of a power transmission pool which would make
TVA power equally available to public and pri-
vate distributors over both public and private
transmission lines. The other was for the
definition of a national power policy through
act of Congress to be administered by some na-
tional body, such as the Federal Power Commis-
sion. In the course of the recent presidential
campaign, Mr. Roosevelt called a conference on
the power-pool project, and authorized studies
to be made. The opinion that this move had
political motivation has been strengthened by
the President's discontinuance of these studies
They have been discontinued because the
President feels that the utilities have been
guilty of bad faith in continuing injunction
suits during the time these studies of a power-
pool were being made. Arthur Krock has
shown, however, that these suits were begun
before the conference, and that they were
continued with the full knowledge of the Presi-
dent. The utilities, according to Mr. Krock, in
formed the members of the conference that the
suits would not be dropped except in return for
a promise from TVA for a suspension of its
duplication program, which was not granted.
What is the significance then of the termina-
tion of the power-pool project? It seems likely
that we may expect movement of the TVA in
the direction of war with the utilities rather
than cooperation, but in the flux it seems as if
the "yardstick" idea has been lost, for the con-
ditions essential to a scientific measurement of
utility costs have not been kept.
"What is the present situation in the Ten-
nessee Valley area?" asks the New York Times.
"A great Federally owned and municipally
owned power system is being developed with the
aid of Government subsidies and Government
exemption from taxation. Not only has it these
arbitrarily assumed advantages as a potential
competitor of the privately owned sytems in the
same area. In addition, the very uncertainty of
its policies, and the doubts created by lack of
knowledge a to the extent of its future compe-
tition in the distribution of electric power, give
it a further adventitious advantage over the pri-
vate companies. For, in the face of what has
become an obvious threat to their solvency, the
private systems cannot refund outstanding ob-
ligations at lower interest rates, despite the pre-
vailing ease of the money market, and they are
thus prevented from passing on to the consum-
ers of electric power the benefit of a substantial
The result of such a policy will be public
ownership of utilities, which is not necessarily to
be avoided ultimately, but at least ought not to
be regarded as the function of the TVA until
the "yardstick" measurement has been made.
fI TE FORUM
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.
What Elle Betine Is Seeking
To the Editor:
In answer to the letter of Ella Benne in the
Forum of Thursday, Jan. 28th may I mention
that The Student Christian Ass'n. sponsors, and
has been for the last segester sponsoring at Lane
Hall, informal dances and get-togethers. These
are open to the general student body, and are
especially designed for those who feel that the
cost of the other functions on the campus is too
great a burden on their personal budget.
The next dance will be held on February 20th.
The cost is 25 cents per person or couple. Music
by Jacob's Wolverines. Refreshments will be
On the week-end of Feb. 12th, (J-Hop Week-
end), the SCA will sponsor a retreat to the Fresh-
Air camp on Patterson Lake. There will be danc-
ing, hiking, bull-sessioning, and winter sports
if weather permits. The cost will be reasonable,
and there is a place for all who are interested
Remedy For Basketball Smoking
To the Editor:
Most of us cinemaddicts would doubtless object
violently if we had to peer through a cigaretz
smoke screen every time we went to see Gable's
or Harlow's latest heart-thriller, but yet down
at the basketball games in Yost Field House there
seems to be quite a number of people who don't
seem to care whether the air gets hazy or not,
to say nothing of their regard for the comfort
of those about them. The situation at football
games is slightly different, since there the ven-
tilation is somewhat better. However, indoors,
there is not much that one can do but sit and
take it, and certainly everyone has a right to
clean air just as much as he likes to expect clean
Evidence that a number smoke for lack of
something better to do is indicated by the fact
that immediately at the end of the first half,
matches begin to flash here and there through-
out the crowd as cigarets are being lit. To this
someone will probably loudly claim, and per-
haps with some justification, that it tends to
relieve the severe nervous strain that develops
while watching an exciting game, but, be that as
it may, one good remedy for both complaints,
and one that would be agreeable to all, would be
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****** IT ALL
o---By Bonth Williams
THE BEAVER, like Mark Twain, was highly
amused at the reports of his death.
Vic Heyliger, Wolverine hockey captain, al-
most swallowed his tooth-brush when we told
him yesterday afternoon that the Detroit papers
had been calling to confirm the report of his
death, and then announced that he was going to
haunt the University of Western Ontario in the
pucksters' next game Feb. 15 at London, Ont.
That's how dead the Beaver is.
The official 'report is that he will probably
leave the hospital in a day or so, but whether
in the future he will be able to lace a skate over
the hole cut in his right ankle to clean out an
infection is all up to him. Knowing the Beaver,
it's our bet that with the help of Trainer Ray
Roberts, who built a nose-guard for Johnny Gee
and designed a special wrestling helmet, Vic will
find some way of lacing that skate on before
the all-important return games with Minnesota
and Michigan Tech.
While, we were checking around yesterday
to see how dead the doctors thought the
Beaver was, we called one University Hospital
office on the phone only to have a sweet
young voice at the other end say "What HO!
HEL-LO!" Power of suggestion, no doubt,
but it's bad business for a doctor's secretary.
Practically scared us into being well and
Not that we're in the habit of reading Ruth
Alden's column in the Free Press, but the other
day, while looking for the state page, we spotted
a headline we just couldn't help reading, ban-
nered all the way across one of the four women's
pages: "U. of M. Student Enters Discussion With
His Own List of Requirements for Popularity,"
with a sub-head to this effect: "Manners Not
Needed, University Man Says, But One Must
Be Good Dancer, Have Sense of Humor, Young
The letter beneath it was apparently in answer
to one written earlier in the week by a student
signing himself "Popular Cynic," taking the girls
for a sleigh-ride on their technique in pursuit of
the local B.M.O.C.'s.
Punch line came with the paragraph, "The
popular crowd today smokes, drinks, and gets
darn "tight." I don't care what anyone says
about this, it cannot be denied. The most pop-
ular girls are often the most intoxicated on the
floor; the same is true of the boys."
Farther on down we find: "One thing a fel-
low doesn't need to be popular is manners. The
guy who "treats 'em rough and makes 'em like
it" is usually popular. Why, I don't know. I, like
a darn fool, hold a woman in high esteem, and
respect her above all else."
The letter was signed "U. of M. Student."
Somewhere in this milling mob of 10,000
college students is a man who is still reading
John Held literature about what a former Daily
Editor used to call the "gin-crazed youth of a
sex-mad age." We've never seen a popular girl
jump to the top of a table and Charleston around
in an alcoholic stupor, nor have we more than
rarely seen any co-eds, popular or unpopular,
pass out at a dance. The boys will have to take
the rap for that offense.
And then, on the other hand, we haven't seen
any of our local Clark Gables or Robert Tay-
lors go cave-man on us and swing into a sudden
Apache dance. Miss Alden probably has the
best answer to the letter:
"Personally, may I inquire at which dances in-
toxicated girls and boys are the most popular and
with whom they are so considered? It would
help me a great deal in my conclusions about
U. of M. conditions if I knew your associates,
your activities, your habits, your upbringing,
your tastes, your personal notions of what a uni-
versity student should desire in popularity, and
the type of girls you prefer."
Somewhere down South in the vicinity of our
new inland sea is another Daily man beside
Bonth Williams, Dick Tobin, who was manag-
ing editor in 1932. Now with the New York
Herald Tribune, he's in charge of his second
flood for them. His first four stories, we hear,
came from Cincinnati, Louisville, Cincinnati, and
Memphis, in that order, which entails a lot of
Ted Peck, local Associated Press snoop,
is commuting these days to Flint and Sag-
inaw on strike duty, taking the family car
with him and leaving his wife stranded on
the' icy local sidewalks, all because Ted
claims he doesn't like to get out in the
open ever since one of the strikers, taking
him for a General Motors magnate, opened
fire and just missed him with a three-pound
car-door hinge nonchalantly hurled from the
second-story window of a parts factory.
Strike duty made poor Ted miss most of
Betty Baker's trial earlier this month, which
will leave him out of the discussion when the
Ann Arbor Reporters Association convenes
some time before the J-Hop to rehash the
case at the annual meeting,
Add interesting Michigan customs: The little
letter which reads:
January 28, 1937
"Dear Mr. Taylor:
"This is to give you formal notice that the Ad-
ministrative Board of this College has granted
your petition for an extension of time to complete
your work in Ceramics 157. You will have until
Especially when you get, in the same mail, a
nrinpr.oAC"in unbi-',4n1- ec-
'Dead End' Remains
By JAMES DOLL
DEAD END, Sidney Kingsley's play
which has been running for more
than a year in New York and which
has had a touring company since last
fall, will continue for a second week
at the Cass in Detroit and add a per-
formance this Sunday night as well.
There was some doubt about what the
company would do next week. The
booking arranged for the week in
Cincinnati was impossible on account
of the flood. The Actors' Equity As-
sociation gave Norman Bel Geddes,
the producer, the right not to lay the
company off for the week but after
counting up the receipts Monday and
Tuesday nights at the Cass, it was
decided to stay right on in Detroit
for the second week. According to
Nick Holde, general manager for the
Geddes office, the play opened on
Monday night to $1,104, grossed $1,-
440 on Tuesday night and $1,385 at
the Wednesday matinee and there
was a $7,400 advance for the rest of
This is more than ordinarily good
news because not every play so
worthwhile (and interesting) as
Dead End prospers so well in De-
Mr. Kingsley's play is laid in a
dark street where new apartments are
beginning to encroach on the slums.
The principal characters are a group
of children brought up in this de-
pressing district and the play shows
us, dramatically and without ever ob-
viously pointing a moral, how these
children become tomorrow's criminal
class. Placed agaiuist these children
is part of the group that were the
previous generation of children. One
of them is a notorious gangster who
has come to see his mother. The
high point of the play, to me, is the
scene where his mother turns against
him and goes back to her drudgery
The play is panoramic but man-
ages to have an intimate quality ws
well in its vivid portrayal of charac-
ter. The setting (by Norman Bel
Geddes) has received more comment
than usual because of its scale but
this seems to be one of the less im-
portant things about the production.
The play is an important and time-
ly one with a problem discussed in
human terms rather than as a prob-
Marie Abbot Participates
With Adelaide Adams In
After portraying vividly quaint and
picturesque Venice, "the most ro-
mantic city in all lovely Italy," the
13th "Art Pilgrimage" presented on
the University radio hour gradually
evolved into a discussion between
Marie Abbot and Adelaide Adams of
the fine arts department concerning
the paintingsd of the Bellini brothers
-Gentile and Giovanni.
Miss Abbot and Miss Adams, after
guiding the radio listeners through
an imaginary tour of Venice, finally
"stopped" at the Academy, the fa-
mous art museum where they dis-
cussed the merits of Gentile Bellini's
"Procession in Piazza San Marco,"
and the "Madonna of the Trees," by
Valuable Historical Document
Regarding the "Procession in Piaz-
za San Marco," Miss Adams said that
the painting "is much more valuable
as an historical document than for
any story it contains. It is an exact
reproduction of the great Piazza of
St. Mark as itflooked inthe 15th
century. The facade of St. Mar'k's
Church is portrayed faithfully with
all its exquisite sculptured orna-,
According to Miss Abbot Giovanni
was even greater than Gentile in that
he mastered not only all the tech-
nical problems of his art, but also
brought to it a graciousness and sense
of beauty that Gentile never equalled.
Miss Adams added that "those qual-
ities we shall see in his lovely ma-
donnas, for he set the Venetian Ma-
donna type. She is a superb, mature
woman, at once queenly and ma-
ternal. Her stately charm suggests
the grand style of the high renais-
sance which reached its climax in the
art of Titian, Ciovanni's most famous
Points Out Features
Miss Adams also pointed out the
outstanding features of the "Madon-
na of the Trees," showing the un-
usual modelling of the Madonna's
face and hands and the Child's soft!
body. It is in a picture of this kind
that Giovanni Bellini has contributed
the greatest quality to art, she said.
"He was able to combine those ele-
ments-the human and the divine
with great skill.
"Art could hardly be less theolog-
ical," said Miss Adams, "or more
genuinely religious than in the "Ma-
donna of the Trees." Without the
aid of attendant saints or glowing
clouds filled with angels, Giovanni
SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 1936
VOL. XLVI No. 93
President and Mrs. Ruthven will be
at home to faculty members, towns-
people, and their friends on Sunday
afternoon, Feb. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Please note that this date has been
changed from Feb. 7 to Feb. 14.
To The Members of the Faculty of
the College of Literature, Science and
the Arts: The fourth regular meeting
of the faculty of the College of Lit-
erature, Science, and the Arts for the
academic session of 1936-37 will be
held in Room 1025 Angell Hall, Feb.
1, 1937 at 4:10 p.m.
1. Adoption of the minutes of the
meeting of Dec. 7, 1936, which have
been distributed by campus mail
2. Resolution on retirement of Prof.
T. R. Running. Committee: Prof.
H. D. Curtis, chairman, T. H. Hilde-
a. Executive Committee by Prof.
George La Rue.
1. Resolution concerning the
granting of I's and X's dur-
ing the last semester of the
b. University Council by Prof. R.
c. Deans' Conference by Dean E.
4. Resolution on non-academic
employment presented by Prof. L. C.
Karpinski at the December meeting.
5, Report on the resolution con-
cerning Freshman English by Prof.
L. I. Bredvold.
6 Report of the Committee on
Emeritus Professors. Committee:
Pi of. R. A. Sawyer, chairman, L. C.
Karpinski, Henry A. Sanders.
7. Announcements and new busi-
A full attendance at this meeting is
Student Accounts: Your attention
is called to the following rules passed
by the Regents at their meeting of
Feb. 28, 1936:
"Students shall pay all accounts due
the University not later than the last
day of classes of each semester or
Summer Session Student loans
which fall due during any semester
or Summer Session which are not
paid or renewed are subject to this
r'egulation; however student loans
not yet due are exempt. Any unpaid
accounts at the close of business on
the last day of classes will be reported
to the Cashier of the University, and
"a) All academic credits will be
withheld, the grades for the semester
or Summer Session just completed
will not be released, and no tran-
script of credits willdbe issued.
"(b) All students owing such ac-
ccunts will not be allowed to register
in any subsequent semester or Sum-
mer Session until payment has been
S. W Smith, Vice-President and
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence and the Arts: It is requested by
the Administrative Board that all in-
structors who make reports of In-
complete or Absent from examina-
tion give also information showing
the character of that part of the
work which has been completed. This
may be done by the use of the sym-
bols,I (A), X (B), etc.
Freshmen and Sophomores, College
of L.S. & A.: Changes in second se-
mester elections, especially if such
changes are made necessary because
of low grades which have been re-
ceived during the first semester, may
be made Wednesday, Thursday, and
Friday, Feb. 10, 11 and12 from 9 to
12 a.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; for
freshmen in Roomn 102 Mason Hall,
and for sophomores in Room 9
Saturday Class Committee: During
the examination period this Commit-
tee will not hold sessions. Following
examinations the committee may be
consulted on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 9-
12, 2-4, in Room 231 A.H., and
throughout the classification period
in the gymnasium.
Varsity Glee Club: The following
men have been selected to make the
trip to Hamtramck on Feb. 11, 1937.
Report in, front of the Union at 8
a.m. Wear dark suits and white
shirts. Do not bring your dress
clothes. If for any reason you can
not be present call your manager.
E.. H. Williams
Varsity Glee Club: The following
men have been chosen to usher at
the Chrysler Choir Concert on Sun-
day, Feb. 14, 1937 in Hill Auditorium.
Report at the Auditorium at 2:15
p.m. in dark suits and white shirts.
These same men will attend the ban-
quet at the Union at 6 p.m. and be
prepared to sing. Wear full dress to.
the banquet and don't forget your
ribbons. If these directions are not
clear or if for any reason you can
not be present be sure to call your
manager so that an alternate may be
W. E. Morris
R. C. Williams
E. H. Williams
Social Directors, Chaperons,
Househeads: . University Women:
Girls may obtain out-of-town per-
mission from their househeads when
they have finished all their examilia-
tions. Permission. to be absent from
Ann Arbor between examinations
should be obtained from the Office
of the Dean of Women.
University Women: Out of respect
to those who are studying for exam-
inations, all women students are re-
quested not to move until Thursday,
Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, Feb.
11, 12, 13, or 14.
Public ealeath Nursingg Certificate:
Students expecting to receive the
Certificate in Public Health Nursing
at the close of the present semester
should make application at the office
of the Recorder of the School of Ed-
ucation, 1437 U.E.S.
The University' ureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information:
The group meeting arranged for the
representative of the Firestone Tire
and RubberCompany which was to
be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb.
1, will be held at 10 a.m., Monday.
Will the men who are expected to
attend the meeting at 9:30 a.m. and
who cannot be present then, please
notify the Bureau. The meeting on
Tuesday will be held at 9 a.m. as
Notice to Presidents of Professional
Fraternities and All Student Organi-
zations: All page contracts and copy
(names of officers and members), for
space in the 1937 Michiganensian
must be sent in immediately in order
to meet 'Ensian deadlines. All group
sittings and pictures, not yet taken,
should be arranged for at once.
The 1937 Michiganensian.
History 47: Final examination,
Wednesday, Feb. 3, p.1., sections 1,
2 and 3 will meet in Room C, Haven
Hall; sections 4, 5 and 6 will meet
in 101 Economics.
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