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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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NIGHT EDITOR : ROBERT WEEKS

Court Proposal
Reader Presents Objections
To 4Jhe Editor:
Though I cannot answer the astute Mr. Mur-
roy's outburst published in this column Wednes-
day, March 10 with the same degree of his pomp-
ous soap-box style, I will endeavor the attempt
to defend those arch-reactionaries who dare op-
pose our great democrat in his Machiavelian pro-
posal to pack the Federal judiciary.
Our honorable President, the friend of "the
forgot ' n man" and the stern adversary of the
Economic Royalists has been achieving the aims
of the Administration under the guise of Liberal-
ism and with an adroitness which has never been
equalled in the American political scene. It seems
at the present time that well oiled Farleysm is
an unbeatable political juggernaut. And with
one exception it has crushed every foe which has
dared to stand in its path. That one exception
is the United States Supreme Court which still
maintains its insolent insistence to adhere to
orthodoxy and established Constitutional proce-
dure' upon which lies the very core of this coun-
try's existence as a land of Liberalism. But this
set-back suffered at the hands of that reaction-
ary body which serves as custodian of our lib-
erties, has but only dazed Rooseveltian jingoism.
They have initiated the ghoulish chant and fu-
neral dirge: "The nine old men must go, the
nine old men must go." They have endeavored
to picture the highest tribunal of the courts of
this country as a poisonous serpent ever ready
to coil and sink its venemous fangs in the legs
of the People at the gain of the great corpora-
tions and the "privileged few." They have sus-
tained unbelievably vicious attacks upon the
stainless integrity of one of the most capable
groups of jurists in the world. How can Mr.
Roosevelt and his political corps still maintain
that they are champions of Liberalism when
they are proposing one of the most reactionary
measures in American Constitutional History?
Constitutional Government Risked
You have stated, Mr. Murray, that the issue in
this controversy is whether "the efforts of a
great President to end a long era of unbearable
human misery,be carried through or shall they
be nullified by a reactionary Supreme Court."
No, No, Mr. Murray, that is not the issue. The
issue is whether we shall attain progress through
a medium of usurpation or whether we shall at-
tain progress through measures more compatible
to American ideals and orderly Constitutional
government.
Now getting down to cases, I think it is gen-
erally agreed that judicial review is necessary
to our Federal form of government. But I will
not argue that judicial review is infallible.
For since the Civil War the Supreme Court has
in certain cases drawn lines of demarcation
nullifying laws under the due-process clause of
the Fourteenth Amendment. In doing this the
Court has laid down many interpretations which'
seem rather alien to the original spirit and frame-
work of the Constitution. Also we find that a
great many decisions affecting the powers of
Congress have been made by a divided court,
thus raising the question whether those judges
who rendered the decisions have gone out of their
province and placed the meaning of judicial re-
view in a questionable legislative light. Granted,
Mr. Murray, these things are true. And I heartily
concur with you that there is a drastic need for
social and progressive economic legislation to
make our Federal form of government a vital
force and guiding hand in regulating the com-
prehensive economic life of this country. And
we do wish a more liberal interpretation of the
Constitution to make it workable in modern so-
cial and economic spheres. So the question arises
Mr. Murray how are we going to solve this prob-
lem?
Will Destroy Courts' Integrity
If the friend of "the forgotten man" succeeds
in whipping his proposal through Congress, he
will not have accomplis.hed any permanent con-
structive progress in mending the ills of judicial
review, but rather he will have succeeded in
-destroying the integrity of the courts. And in
doing this the fi'st step will be taken in the
breaking down of our structure of fundamental

civil rights and the undermining of the demo-
cratic character of our government.
We find that a certain number of liberals in
Congress have been offering compromise pro-
posals. One of the leading exponents of com-
promise is Senator Wheeler-a native Montana
son like Mr. Murray. He has proposed a consti-
tutional amendment in collaboration with Sen-
ator Bone which will make it easier to amend the
Constitution and to leave civil liberties alone.
I will leave the technical phases of this pro-
.osal for Mr. Murray to peruse in his sp.are
time. The statesmanlike Senator Norris of Ne-
braska has offered a very concrete proposal to
limit the Supreme Court's power to declare laws
unconstitutional. The main sinews of his plan
require more than a simple majority of the
Supreme Court to hold a law unconstitutional.
That is, the court could not render illegal acts
of Congress by less than a seven to two de-
cision. As Mr. Walter Lippmann, an impartial
observer despite Max Lerner's indictment, has
stated: "The proposals are still in the work-
shop and before we are through they will have
been modified again and again." But after all,
isn't that the best method of scientific progress,
the theory of test and prove?
Mr. Murray in his letter, so aptly quoted Chief
Justice John Marshall. May I have the honor of
quoting an excerpt in George Washington's fare-
Nyell address?
"If in the opinion of the people, the distribu-
tion or modification of the Constitutional powers
be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected
by an amendment in the way the Constitution
designates. But let there be no change by usur-

BENEATH ****
***** IT ALL
";~By Bonth Wiiams
BENEATH IT ALL: More than sixty per cent
of Michigan students, as a result of their
contact with co-eds, feel that women should
be denied the right to vote, this column's recent
survey indicates . . . Dorie Holt took lessons for
three weeks and still has to have help when she
carries the huge tuba upon which she toots in
the current J.G.P... . Pete Boder is entirely in
the dark in regard to the identity of his philan-
thropically inclined godmother. The Law Club's
dance master is in receipt of a letter from a
prominent Detroit brokerage informing him that
$303 has been deposited to his account . . . "To
prevent all from drinking in moderation because
some cannot drink in moderation is sheer ty-
ranny"--Prof. Dwight L. Dumond . . . Jack Ja-
coby, a high-ranking scholar in the medical.
school, was once so discouraged that he deserted
the Boy Scouts after he had repeatedly failed
to pass the first aid test ... Comes the word from
reputable channels that The League Council al-
most didn't name Hope Hartwig president be-
cause she already had so many merit points --.
That same body will be sorely perplexed over
the question of how many counters to give Elsie
Pierce . .. Fred De Lano is the new Ann Arbor
correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. He
takes the place of George Stauter, former Daily
News man who has gone with the () . . . A sailor
who saw Marcia Connell's picture in a New York
paper has written to her in hopes that she wi'
become his pen pal.
'D LIKE to take this opportunity to say some-
thing about Coach Eddie Lowrey and the
! Michigan hockey team.
I've watched Michigan play hockey for four
years. I've covered it for The Daily in one ca-
pacity or another for three of those four years
and I've come to know and like and admire every-
one connected with the old Coliseum from Nate
and Cyci who work there to Bill who keeps track
of time and penalties.
There's a finer spirit on the Michigan hockey
club, I think, than on any other Wolverine ath-
letic team-and that's saying a whole lot.
That spirit is due to Eddie Lowrey and the
way he coaches, and to the attitude of the boys
that play for him. Lowrey is a fiery little Cana-
dian with both a shrewd knowledge and a great
love of hockey, but to him hockey is just a game.
"Battle 'em and keep battling 'em. is Eddie's for-
mula, but he never forgets that the main idea
is to get a lot of fun out of playing.
Out on the ice from 6 to 8 every night, Lowrey
can still give and take it with the best of his
Varsity, and he does. Out of the friendly rivalry
of nightly scrimmage is built a deep loyalty and
a love of the game which always characterizes
Michigan hockey teams
It's because of that strong friendship
among the players, most of whom eat and
sleep hockey together, their intense love of
playing, and their desire to win for Eddie
that you see Michigan puck squads of seven,
eight, and nine men outfighting more experi-
enced and more powerful clubs who carry
from 12 to 15 players.
That's why hockey is so popular here in
Ann Arbor, why so many rabid fans never
miss the opportunity to come down and root
for the Wolverines, to stand and shriek when
Vie and Gib break down the ice.
Jack Tompkins, Emmy Reid, Keith Crossman,
George David, ,Johnny Jewell, Johnny Sherf, and
now Vic Heyliger are a few of the Lowrey-
coached skaters who have gone on to continue
their hockey careers in either Class A amateur
or professional circuits.
In a ten-year period here Lowrey has started
from scratch and built hockey up until it now
ranks as one of the most popular major sports
on the campus. If a suitable arena were pro-
vided I think it would become the second larg-
est drawing card of all Michigan teams.
At the hockey banquet Tuesday night I heard
Captain Heyliger and Manager Bill Olson mum-
ble a few words of congratulations and luck

to their successors, Bob Simpson and Sam
Palinski, and I fervently add my own.
There are two things I will always remember
about the Michigan hockey team. One is their
traditional series with Minnesota and the other
is how lucky they are to have Eddie Lowrey as
coach.

THE FORUM
Gambling On Invasion
To the Editor:
A few days ago I tried to point
out, through a letter appearing in
this column that radical pacifism
is a sure way to get into a war.
Since then several letters have ap-
peared in the Forum accusing me
of assorted crimes, from being weal-
thy to working for the Standard Oil
Company.
First, I would like to take this op-
portunity to deny the accusations. I
am not rich. I do not work for the
Rockefellers. I am not a Fascist.
I do not believe that war is good. And
I did not mean to descend to the level
of personal abuse, although I will ad-
mit that the proposals of the Peace
Council did make me see red.
The wealth of America is not in
the possession of the DuPonts or the
Rockefellers. The majority of the
population of this country is in pos-
session of the majority of its wealth.
Millionaires and paupers are just iso-
lated examples that do not represent
the true conditions. But the would-
be reformers always seem to seize one
of these unusual cases, and pretend
that it represents the country as a
whole. Besides that, it should not be
considered a crime to be successful
in business. The people who criticize
the wealthy are usually not righteous,
just ignorant, or perhaps jealous. j
This morning there was a letter in
the Forum by a person signing him-
self "Law Student." The letter said,
in brief, that it is no use to arm, be-
cause, if there is to be a war, itw ill
be impossible to fight defensive war-
fare; that the offense will have the
advantage. I think that this is all
nonsense, created by a person who is
letting his imagination run away with
him. In modern warfare it is still
necessary that the area in dispute be
c:cupied by troops in order to be
conquered. Bombing and gassing are
only minor details that may, in some
cases, make occupation more simple.
The truth of this is demonstrated in
the two most modern wars; the Span-
ish and the Ethiopian. The Italian
army only bombed and gassed where
there were very large concentrations
of the enemy. Their main weapon
was the infantryman. And they con-
quered Ethiopia in a short time. How-
ever, in Spain a different situation
exists. For five months now Madrid
has been systematically bombed and
shelled. And it is still in the posses-
sion of the same army
A letter by Mr. Frederick, directed
at me was also published today. It
is a reasonable letter, and I might
say that it is almost in agreement
with my ideas. But it is based on
the assumption tlat I meant to say
that the United States wouldbe de-
feated in a war if we are attacked.
I do not think that any nation in
the world could defeat us onour own
soil now. Nor do I think that any one
would try. But what I maintain is
this: If the radicals of the country
succeed in getting the army and navy
cut down we will be open to attack.
Even with a microscopic army and
small navy I think that the United
States would be able to hold its own
against any but the largest armies in
the world. But that is not the point.
If the army is much smaller the na-
tion will be virtually unarmed. And
some hard-pressed dictatorship might
be willing to ignote the odds (as
pointed out by Mr. Frederick) and
gamble everything on a war with a
weaker power. Itis possible. It has
happened in the past. There is no
reason why the United States gov-
ernment would gamble on an inva-
sion and a long drawn-out war, when
it could be prevented so easily.
-Dan Stevenson

THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1937
VOL. XLVII o. 120 I
Notices
Intructions for Reporting Indus-1
trial Accidents: Report All Industrial
Accidents. All accidents occurring in
line of duty involving any person onl
the University payroll in whatevert
capacity, whether medical care is re-C
quired or not, should be reported in
writing or by telephone to the Busi-c
ness office of the University Hospital
(Hospital extension 307). A supply
of University of Michigan accident i
report forms (No. 3011) will, be1
furnished on request by the Hospital
Business Office.
Medical Care. Injuries requiring
medical care will be treated only at
the University Hospital. Employees
receiving care elsewhere will be re-
sponsible for the expense of such .
treatment. Whenever possible a writ-;
ten report of any accident should ac-
company the employee to the Infor-
mation Desk on the Main Floor of the
University Hospital. This report will
be authority for the Hospital to ren-
der necessary medical care.
Emergency Cases: Emergency
medical care will be given at the Hos-
1 pital without a written accident re-
port. Ambulance cases should be
taken directly to the Ambulance En-
ti ance, at the rear of the Main Build-
ing of the University Hospital. In
all such cases the written accident
report should be forwarded as
promptly as possible to the Business
Office of the Hospital.
The so-called Workmen's Compen-
sation law is for the mutual protec-
tion of employer and employee. In
order to enjoy the privileges provided
by the law all industrial accidents
must be reported promptly to the
correct authorities. These reports en-
title each employee to compensation
for loss of time and free medical care
as outlined in the law.
The Compensation Law covers any
industrial accident occurring while
an employee is engaged in the activi-
ties of his employment which re-
sults in either a permanent or tem-
porary disability, or which might
conceivably develop into a permanent
or temporary disability.
Further Information. If at any time
an employe wishes further informa-
tion regarding any compensation
case, he is urged to consult either
the Business Office or the Office of
the Chief Resident Physician at the
Hospital or the Business Office of
the University, on the Campus.
Shirley W. .Smith.
Faculty of the College of Litera-
ture, Science and the Arts: Tne nve-
week freshman reports will be due
March 20, Room 4, University J-all.
E. A. Walter, Chairman, Academic
Counselors.
Students of the College of Litera-
ture, Science and the Arts: A meeting
will be held this afternoon at
4:15 p.m. in Room 1025 Angell
Hall for students in the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts and
others interested in future work in
business administration. The meet-
ing will be addressed by Dean C. E.
Griffin of the School of Business Ad-
ministration. The next meeting in
the vocational series designed to give
information concerning the nature of
and preparation for the various pro-
fessions, to be held on March 23, will
be addressed by Prof. E. V. Moore of
the School of Music.

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the
University. Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the President
until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday

Autcmobile Regulation: Those stu-
dents possessing driving permits is-
sued during the first semester and
who have failed to renew them are
hereby requested to do so immed-
iately. This request applies to those
who will use their 1936 State license
plates until August 1, as well as to
those who have purchased 1937 li-
censes. All old permits aredvoidas of
March 15, and their continued use
will constitute grounds for disciplin-
ary action. Applications for renew-
als must be made at Room 2, Univer-
sity Hall, and new sets of permit
tags will be issued at no additional
cost.

Dean of Students.

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Blum, Front
And Center .. .

ALARMISTS in this y country with
liberal inclinations, have recently
been decrying the French political and financial
moves of the past two weeks, pointing out, some-
what hastily, that the Blum government is turn-
ing to the right.
Immediate failure of the cabinet is predicted
now as it has been since the first day Leon
Blum, leading the tri-partite Front Populaire,
assumed office.
Blum, however, need not fear for his govern-
ment, for it has had extended to it an enthusias-
tic expression of confidence. The speed and
interest with which the national defense loans
received subscriptions represents not only con-
fidence in the government and its financial pol-
icies, but also confirmation of them.
In the first days of the Front Populaire gov-
ernment a wave of sit-down strikes spread
through the nation, resulting in higher wages
and shorter hours for the depression-burdened
workers. These results were then incorporated
into law.
There now prevails a forty hour week law in
addition to a collective bargaining law and a
large public works program. Nationalization
of the munitions industry has been effected while
the control of the Bank of France passed out of
the hands of the notorious '200 families.'
Enemies of the government were quick to see
revolution in the entire Front Populaire govern-
ment at the time. Friends, on the other hand,
were expressing joy that they had no high court
to hinder their plans for social legislation. In
reality Blum and the left wing parties were en-
acting a series of measures comparable to Pres-
ident Roosevelt's New Deal legislation. As such
they were neither revolutionary nor destructive)
to the state.
That state which was in the hands of a group
of socialists was a democratic republic, consisting
of several social classes and various large groups
with particular interests. Naturally, if such a
state is to survive long, the various classes
and groups must be recognized on a par, giving
each treatment beneficial to it while not tread-
ing too heavily on the toes of others. Compro-
mise is the universal principle in a democratic
state, vhether it be the United Sates, England
or France.
In accordance with that principle, after having
extended to the working class certain advantages,
Blum promised a balanced -budget and a breath-
ing spell for business. Then, after announcing
the 10,500,000,000 franc national defense loan,
he was greeted by immediate subscriptions, indi-
cating that capital was willing to cooperate with
the,.government it had believed to be too par-
tisan to labor.
When, before that cheering support, the gov-
ernment announced free trading in gold the

U.S. Naval and Marine Corps Re-
serves Flight Training: Information
is available -in the office of the De-
partment of. Aeronautical Engineer-
ing, B-47 East Engineering Bldg., in
regard to the course of flight train-
ing offered by the Reserve Corps of
the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
This course is available to all quali-
fied students who have completed
two years of their work at the
University and have fulfilled other
necessary requirements. Students i
Aeronautical Engineering are given
preference but in general all Univer-
sity students are eligible. All those
interested in this work may examine
the statement of requirements at the
Aeronautical Engineerng office.
l Those wishing to obtain applications
should leave their names and ad-
dresses. The first class will begin
training on May 15, 1937, and will
be followed by five other classes at
the rate of one per month. It is im-
portant that those students who are
interested indicate their intentions at
the earliest possible date.
Academic Notices
The examination in Foreign Lan-
guages for the New York State
teacher's license will be held Friday,
March 19, at 1:15 p.m., in Room 100
R.L.
English 48, Section 1, will meet at
7 p.m. instead of 7:30 p.m. today in
Room 3231 A.H.
F. W. Peterson.
Psychology 108 will not meet Fri-
day, March 19, because of the Michi-
gan Academy occupying the room.
Concerts
Men's Glee Club Concert: The Var-
sity Glee Club will give a concert in
the School of Music Series this
evening, at 8:15 p.m., in Hill
Auditorium, to which the general
public is invited. The chorus will
be directed by Prof. David Mattern.
A program of college songs, folk
songs, and other numbers, will be
provided. Soloists will include Ralph
Clark and Wilmot Pratt, baritones;
and Harold Garner, bass; with Leo
Luskin, pianist and Tom H. Kinkead,
organist, as accompanists. The gen
eral public, with the exception of
small children, is invited to attend
without admission charge.
CarillonRecital: Wilmot F. Pratt,
University Carillonneur, will give a
recital on the Charles Baird Carillon
in the Burton Memorial Tower, this
afternoon, at 4:15 p.m.
lectures
University Lecture: Dr. George W-
McCoy, formerly Director of the Na-
tural Institute of Health, will lec-
tune on "Epidemiological Ref lec-
tions" on Friday, March 19, at 8 p.m,
in Room 1528 East Medical Build-
ing. The public is cordially invited.
The Deutscher Verein presents the
fourth of a series of lectures this
afternoon at 4:15 p.m. in Room
2003 Angell Hall . Prof. Mehmet
Oga-Oglu will give an illustrated
lecture on "Islamische Architektur.
Tickets for the lecture may be pro-
cured at the door at the time of the
lecture.
r_
Lecture of Special Interest to Stu-
dents: "The Plays of Eugene O'Neill"
is the subject of a lecture to be given
a tonight by Dr. W. P. Lemon at the
. Masonic Temple, 327 South Fourth
Ave., at 7 p.m. The lecture will end
- promptly at 8 p.m.
xhibit ions
e
s An Exhibiion of Chinese Art, in-
f eluding ancient bronzes, pottery and
t peasant paintings, sponsored by the

- Institute of Fine Arts, at the Archi-
r tectural Bldg. Open daily from 9 a.gi.
to 5 p. m. except Sunday through the
months of February and March. The
public is cordially invited.
n Botanical Photographic Exhibit:
g An exhibit of photographs of botan-
-s ical subjects by the staffs and stu-
dents of the botanical organizations
e of the University will be held from
9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday in Room 3004,
Natural Science Building. The use
of Bibliofilms in the acquisition of

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As You Like It
AT THE MAJESTIC
This screen version of Shakespeare's "As You
Like It" offers a great performance by a great
actress. Elizabeth Bergner is cast in the role
of Rosalind, and she gives the truly magnificent
portrayal which you would expect from her. She
carries the part with all liveliness and spon-
taneity. It is her acting which puts across this
Shakespearean comedy which otherwise might
suffer from difficulty of adaptation to the cinema
screen.
The parts of Jaques, the contributor of "All
the world's a stage," and Touchstone, he court
jester, are not brought out to fullest advantage
in the speeded-up version of the play. The char-
acter of Orlando, the love-sick hero, is played by
Laurince Oliver who really brings out the sick-
ness. Most appealing is Sophie Stewart in the
role of Celia.
Orlando mopes grievously for his love, spend-
ing his time carving her name on trees and
penning verses to her. All the while Rosalind
in disguise watches the antics of Orlando and

'Rollicking' And 'Feminine'
Say Critics About The J.G.P.
Feathers In Their Caps Old Campus Tradition
By JAMES DOLL By JEWEL W. WUERFEL
The Junior Girls present "FEATHER After years of wavering, the junior
IN HIS CAP." Diected by Sarah Pierce, women with "Feather in His Cap'
book by Dciothy Gies, settings by Oren have put the J.G.P. back in the old
Parker, music by Charlie Zwick. Hope
Hartwig, general chairman; Marie Saw- campus tradition of being one of the
yer, dance chairman; Virginia Hunt, outstanding performances.
music chairman; Ruth Bertsch, costume
chairman. Through a script saturated with
1JNLIKE most of the musicals the rcllicking lines, a cast bubbling over
junior women of past years have with pep, scores of catching songs
don, tis nehasa tuc ofsprng dances with every kick full of Tyro-
done, this one has a touch of spring, lean spirit, the junior women fro-
It is naive in its idea, and was ca-t licked their way through a prize-
rmed out in a way that was carrie winning play last night in the Lydi
out in a way that was most charm- Mendelssohn Theatre.
ing. Feather in His Cap is more
an operetta than a musical comedy or The central committee is to be con-
revue and for that reason is just so gratulated on selecting a play where
reu efrThtirewais justrsoAlpine shorts save women from look-
mig ridiculous dressed as men. Dor-
suitable to an all-woman cast that othy Gies, the author, may well be
was not afraid, for once, to be fem- proud of a script which transforms
inine. For this reason, everything a timeworn plot into an evening o
they attempted to do was within the catching gaiety, with some of the bes
abilities of the cast and in the next laughs of the year. Sarah Pierce de
few days everyone who will have seen serves the crowning feather for her
the play will be praising the director inspiring direction.
for bringing these possibilities out/so Shirl Crosman as lovestruck Fritz
well. stole the second scene by calmly eat
It isn't necessary to relate the plot. ing the cookie the senior women
It all takes place in a toy shop in threw at her feet on the stage alon
the Tyrol and this gives a chance for with pennies, cough drops and lump
colorful and varied song and dance of sugar. The apple of his eye, love
numbers. The music and dance ar- ly Katinka, played by Harriet Shack
rangements, however, did not always leton, was "Schweet, and Schy" as sh
suit the lyrics and general spirit of should be.
the play. When everything coincid- Barbara Bradfield, as Kurt, ver
ed as in Ein, Zwei, Drei the audience ably put across some of the best line

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