THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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NIGHT EDITOR: TUURE TENANDER
OHN L. LEWIS, speaking in Mad-
ison Square Garden Monday eve-
ning, told ot the hardships German workers are
facing under the Hitler dictatorship. He de-
scribed the denial of civil liberties, the crushed
labor movement, and finally the increased death
rate among workers caused by speed up and
The danger to workers in a fascist system
is that they are denied the right to protest un-
favorable conditions. In the Nazi state the
worker must not disturb the national unity, par-
ticularly when there is a falling standard of
living, by his insistent demands for better wages,
for shorter hours, for collective bargaining, for
self-expression. In Italy the same situation pre-
Following his account of the degraded status
of German labor Mr. Lewis went on to advise
American workers to find self expression "in
economic, in social and in political matters."
The New York Herald Tribune in an editorial
expressed its shock not so much at Lewis' sug-
gestion for workers' self-expression but at the
mode. It describes sit-down strikes as "brute
force" and is alarmed lest the government of
Michigan topple over at the sight of a collective
bargaining agreement. Then, not too judiciously
and less subtly than it supposes, the New York
Herald Tribune hints at fascist reaction to labor's
Many observers and students of American
affairs have also -expressed a sincere disquietude
at the sight of industrial unions conducting
strikes involving whole communities. They fear
that labor will become too powerful, but they
neglect to consider the relative power of labor
and capital in the past and even at the present
When in the early days of the National Re-
covery Administration Donald Richberg was an-
nouncing the- 200 and 300 per cent profits of
large corporations it was natural for workers to
express themselves economically by the strike.
Labor, too, was trying to recover lost ground. The
sit-down technique had not yet been perfected.
Consequently many strikes were lost.
With the industrial union, necessitated by the
very nature of industry and the means of pro-
duction, labor began to make headway. Eco-
nomic gains resulted together with increased
strength and prestige to labor organization.
Higher prices, however, follow closely on the
heels of labor's victories. In large industries
and particularly in steel it has been suggested
with sound basis that the rising costs could be
absorbed instead of being passed on to the con-
sumer. The rise is attributed to the shortage of
supplies in relation to the demand and not
wholly to the increased labor costs.
This inability of labor through strikes to effect
the editors throughout the country.
This discontent may express itself in the f a-
miliar expressions of fascism: denial of civil
liberties, state control of labor unions, the crush-
ing of any expression of labor.
But legislation calculated to increase the re-
turn to labor in terms of real wages, to do this
without the impoverishment of the middle class
is the more intelligent way. This can be only
accomplished, we believe, through an amend-
ment to the Constitution, which will allow fed-
eral regulation of hours, wages and prices in in-
dustry and agriculture.
Cheap honeymoons and prizes for child-bear-
ing are among Premier Mussolini's inducements
to Italians to marry and multiply.
Wings Of The Mor'ning
AT THE MICHIGAN
WINGS OF THE MORNING is a surprise pic-
ture. It comes with little press agenting
as one of the most beautifully photographed films
you will see this year. And it introduces Anna-
bella, one of the most refreshing new personal-
ities in pictures. Besides this it has music sup-
plied by John McCormack, a different and en-
tertaining story, and a first rate performance by
Wings of the Morning is a race horse, owned
by a gypsy princess who fifty years before had
been married to an Irish nobleman. After her
husband's death and her being ostracized by his
society, she has gone with her. people to Spain.
But she and her great-grand daughter, a Spanish
duchess return to Ireland because of the Spanish
revolution, and plan to enter the horse in the
derby. Annabella, the duchess, masquerades as
a boy and provides some highly amusing scenes
with Henry Fonda. They fall in love, of course,
and in the meantime there are some excellent
shots of the famous Epsom Downs.
The only criticism of this film is in the slow
pacing of some of its scenes-a fault which is
common to many English pictures. But the pres-
ence of Annabella in most of the scenes will
keep your mind from any undue slowness. The
picture is photographed entirely in color, and
although some of the shots are not entirely
realistic and a little bright, they are compensated
for by the beauty of other scenes.
If for nothing else, Wings of the Morning is
worth seeing for an introduction to Annabella
and the picture's photography.
A rare deposit of volcanic ash has been dis-
covered in Kay County, Oklahoma. The material
is of commercial value as an abrasive.
The United States forest service says fires
this year burned over 40,000,00 acres-an area
greater than the whole state of Florida.
'~=7By Bonth Wiliams-=.
D ID YOU KNOW THAT: 1. The present
pre-marriage law of Wisconsin requires that
the male pass a health examination for venereal
disease, and that the Badger legislature is
even now. considering a bill which provides for
compulsory Wasserman tests for both parties
to a proposed marriage at least 15 days befQre
the ceremony is to be performed . . . 2. George
Krehbiel, Detroit News Turf Editor, is the
ranking handicapper in the country at the
Detroit track and rates above Bert Collyer,
Madame Queen, Associated Press, United Press,
and INS. Incidentally Mrs. Krehbiel spends
every afternoon at the race track. She bets $2
on George's selection in the first race, but if the
dog runs out, is content just to sit through the
rest of the heats . . . 3. Even though he is tops,
Krehbiel's average is just better than two win-
ners on a seven race card . . . 4. Cab drivers
in Detroit are by general admission the most
courteous in the country, yet receive less in
tips than in any other big city. To Chicago
cabbies Dynamic Detroit is a hick town filled
with pikers . . . 5. Chuck DeBaker and his wife,
Joan, are now living in Ann Arbor . . . 6. Chuck
was one of the finest track captains Michigan
ever had (1934) and a fast stepping halfback
as well . . 7. At least one outstanding author-
ity claims a large number of people were poi-
soned during Prohibition by ingredients added
to bootleg liquor by federal law enforcement
officers who knew the liquor would eventually
reach a harmless consumer,.
DEAR BONTH :
Seeing as how my colleagues and I hold
you in great esteem, we thought that you should
be the one to whom we should turn with our
righteous cause, as you are the great disher-
outer of justice.
There are certain persons who daily tread
upon this great campus of ours (pardon me while
I hang out the flag) who are in some way con-
nected with The Daily, but in what capacity I
have not as yet been able to ascertain. These,
same persons (and a reliable source has it that
they are women) have bored their way into the
very soul of your journalistic enterprise and
are using aforementioned publication, through
the medium of certain well-known columns and
pages to take out their personal dislikes and
grudges against certain of their fellow students.
They then run and hide behind the hitherto un-
penetrated veil of "being on The Daily and you
can't print anything about me."
Now, my dear Bonth, is that nice? Is it play-
ing cricket? Is there no recourse for the
victims of these female idiosyncrasies?
We rest our cause safely in your hands.
Very truly yours,
God, The Five And Ten
To The Editor:
Last Sunday evening, the Hillel
Foundation conducted a student sym-
posium on the question, "Is There a
Need for Religion?" Since no Daily
reporter graced the meeting with hisr
presence, I am taking it upon myself
to report it. .
You're puzzled, my friends, and
well you may be,
Think not of religion, but listen
Forget treach'rous life, its per-
Sn thinly l isauisedi as we alth or i
senting the areas of Vincennes and
Neuilly) were Conservatives. The.
Clichy district returned a Communist,
M. Honel, by a comfortable majority,
and it is this district that de la Roque1
endeavored to invade last Tuesday.
The workers of Clichy have shownT
that they have no desire to fall, like
their colleagues in Spain,' Austria,
BENEATH **** Readers' Ink Flows: Letters
Y IT ALL Cover Religion, France, Bells
FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1937
VOL. XLVII No. 121
Faculty of the College of Litera-
ture, Science and the Arts: Tne live-
week freshman reports will be due
March 20. Room 4, University Hall.
E. A. Walter, Chairman, Academic
and Germany, under fascist domina-
tion. -Frntiste. Automobile Regulation: Those stu-
dents possessing driving permits is-
Economics Again sued during the first semester and
To the Editor: who have failed to renew them are
It is now 4:30 p.m. We have just hereby requested to do so immed-
walked-pardon, staggered-from the iately. This request applies to those
sc-called examination in Economics who will use their 1936 State license
102. plates until August 1, as well as to
These Temples Of Learning
-Something About People Who Live In Glass Houses-
as gains; ow it has not been our policy to f
as gains; i. gripe. For three years we have gone
You must escape it all by con- through our courses taking, and]
templation. scmetimes not liking, what we got.,
Forget yourself, your friends, But there is a limit. Even last se-;
your nation. niester when the Ec. 51 furore was
Contemplate your navel and sit iaging, we laughed-because we had
in the sun. gone through the same thing, or so1
With life or religion, leave off, we thought.s
have done! As we understand it, an examina-
If you wonder, perchance, what tion is designed to test the ability,
you're doing it for, that is, of the students. How, if we
Forget and contemplate your may be so naive as to inquire, can a
navel once more. student's ability be tested if he is ex-
The Communist: pected to write a blue-book in one
Workers of the World unite, hour, the questions of which call for,
The lynching bosses we must fight. at the very least, two hours of writing
We ain't gonna let the bosses to include the bare facts and mini-
Grab all the lousy dough, I mum of material?
And have us stand the losses Another point. Economics, we be-
And we'll tell them so. lieve, is a reasoning course. Is it pos-'
We talk plain to the workin' man sible, if we may again be so in-
In language he can understan', quisitive, for us to do any amount of
Economic determinism, dialetic reasoning with the above ci-rcum-
materialism, stances? For example, we had eight
Marxian interpretation, capitalist minutes in which to trace the move-1
imperialism.ment of wholesale prices in the United
And about you, guy, if you wanna States during the last hundred years
talk about religion, AND REASON how the movements
It's gotta be about the masses, connected up with a present theory.
Proletariat, Boutgeosie, War of the Just one more thing. At the last
Pleara Blecture before today's littlebaffair, an
SeeClasses- ctline was put on the blackboard
S'ee! listing the points the lecturer in-
The Religious Enthusiast: tended to cover. He did not get to'
My friends, my friends, refrain the last part of this outline. The
from fighting, material is not to be found in the
There is but peace by religious textbooks, nor was it mentioned in
lightning; class. That doesn't seem quite fair
Block your passions with Jesus' to us, nor to several other students
dam, we consulted.
Wash your souls in the blood of That's about all we have to say. The
the lamb. purpose of this little piece was mere-
See the light, praise the Lord, ly to express the opinion of the stu-
Fear His wrath, and his terrible dents taking the course, the majority
sword, of whom showed their feelings in
Turn from anger, and sins like their long faces. All we want is some
that. sense of fairness shown. We don't
My lambs, we'll now pass 'round think that's too much for which to
the hat, ask. -Economics Majors.
Drop in your quarters, your nick- P.S.: Our grades for Ec. 101 were
els and dimes, A and B respectively, so this isn't in
Forget your troubles, forget the the nature of "sour grapes."
Dance and pray, kneel and shout, Bells : Con
Drop a nickel in a slot, and God To the Editor: ;
comes out. I find in today's edition of The
Chorus of the People: (suddenly Daily, several letters recommending
sprouting wings and flying about that the bells in the West Enginering
very convincingly). Annex be again allowed to ring.
Peace on earth, good will to men, I find fault with this suggestion,
Long live God, and the five and for the reason that "the old must give
ten! way to the new" and those bells are
decidedly outmoded and antique. Pri-
This, in substance, is the answer marily, they are discordant and
to the question posed last Sunday "clangy" and give one the general
evening. Tea was to have been served, idea that something is amiss.
but someone forget to bring the wa- Allow me to make a suggestion. On
ter. all other campuses that I have vis-
-Norman Tenese Kiell, '39. ited. the buildings contain gongs op-
_________________erated by a master clock, and ring-
ing at the time of class movement.
Old Fascist Habit As examples, I offer the University of
Maryland, Ohio State University, In-
To The Editor: diana University, and many others of
On Tuesday of this week there oc- like import.
curred in Glichy, a suburb of Paris. It is my belief that a university so
an attack of mobile guards on a modern in all other respects should
communist demonstration against have a signal/system comparable to
Monsieur de la Roque's French Social its standing. The university could in-
Party (ne Croix de Feu). The reason stall such a system with a very small
for this demonstration on the part of outlay of capital, and I feel that it
the ommnistsecionof te Fontwould be a distinct asset to the uni-
Popheaire Communetnasthe pron- versity and the students, as well as
Populaire government was the pro- giving the instructors a chance to
vocation of the French fascists by know when classes are over.
means of a technique well-known to Finally, even the old bells were not
their colleagues in Italy and Great discernible in many buildings over
Britain. the campus, and for that reason, a
In a letter published by the "Lon- new system should be devised.
don Times" several months ago, Dr. -Robert H. Townsend, '37E.
Herman Finer, of the'University of -__---- .
London, pointed out with consider- H s
able clarity that the riots between Books For Use
leftists and Mosleyites in London's To The Editor:
East End were due to a policy of pro- There is no doubt that the students
vocation which Sir Oswald Mosley of the University are all very proud
had taken from Mussolini, namely indeed of the Library's splendid col-
that of holding propaganda meetings lection of fine books and rare books
in the heart of one's opponent's ter- which on occasion they have the
ritory. privilege of seeing in the display cases
Obviously, neither Mussolini in in the lobby of the General Library.
1920 and 1921, nor Mosley last year We all agree with Librarian Bishop
in London, nor de la Roque last that these ever expanding collections
Tuesday in Clichy, could hope to are a fine thing.
make any large number of converts But some of us disagree with Mr.
in strongly Marxist districts. If, Bishop as to the purpose of the
however, the meeting went off with- University libraries. For instance, we
out protest from the left, de la Roque believe that one of the functions ofj
might boast that he had invaded the' Library should be to supply a
"enemy" territory and that the dirty reasonable number of texts for
Jews and Communists were so terri- ccurses which require expensive
fled that they dare not resist him,'" books. There are many of us who
as Mussolini and Mosley have boasted cannot afford all the texts for all
when their provocation tactic did not our courses, and when, in the entire
work. Alternatively, if trouble did Library collection there is only one
ensue, de la Roque could blame it copy of a book for an overcrowded
all on the ever-suffering "Reds" and lecture course, a good many persons
!point out that a "strong-man-on- are bound to be left out in the cold.
(From The Daily Northwestern)
THE SUIT of William Bell, former North-
western Negro student, for $5,000 damages
against the University for eviction from the
campus beach last summer brings up once again
the question of Negro discrimination on the
Bell, branded by the administration as a
"trouble-maker" after the Pearson Hall affair
of last year, has been castigated by members
of the student body, faculty, administration,
as "a Negro who doesn't know his place," "a
publicity monger," "a person who deserves
every slap he gets." It is well to remember
that Bell's "trouble-making" of last year won
the fght for Negro rights on three counts:
first, Bell broke the un-written law that no
Negro shall be allowed to stay a a university
dormitory; second, he was the fifirst Negro to
use the university swimming pool; and, third,
he fought for and won the right to sit on the
main floor of the Evanston theatres, hitherto
prohibited to any members of the colored race.
It is thought that Bell does not stand a ghost
of a chance to win his $5,000 suit. The fact
remains, however-- despite the technicality of
the university's immunity from the Civil Rights
Act as a charitable institution - that Bell was
forcibly evicted from the campus beach and that
the reason was his color. A high official of
the university admits responsibility for this
action, citing as the university's reason, "It is
a policy to prohibit students from social con-
tact with others who might find them ob-
Many of the rooming houses in Evanston, ac-
credited by the university, refuse to rent rooms
to Negro students. In one case that has come
to our attention, a Negro and a white student
searched for rooms all over Evanston with no
success. Both of them are now living at the
In athletics, Negroes are, of course, discrim-
inated against constantly at all universities.
There is an unwritten law in the Big Ten, of
which Northwestern is a member, that no Ne-
groes shall be allowed on the basketball team,
Discrimination of another sort, but just as
effective, is implicit in the att'itude of many
Northwestern professors who on the platform,
consider it quite clever to 'refer to "niggers."
Negroes at Northwestern, then, are discrim-
inated against in the rooming house, the dining
room, the theatre, the athletic field, and the
'(From The Columbia Spectator)
fOANYONE who still retains any illusions
about German Universities under Hitlerism
and who really believes that the celebration
held at Heidelberg last June was an attempt
by the German government to glorify the aca-
demic tradition of Germany, the article on the
University of Heidelberg which appeared re-
cently in Nature, a British scientific weekly,
should be a sufficient answer. It demonstrates
how comniletely the Nazi ideology has pene-
trated German academic circles.
Herr Groh, Rector of the university, is termed
in the current Heidelberg catalogue as Fuehrer
Groh, according to Nature. The third most
important officer of the University, listed ahead
of the deans and other officers of instruction
in the catalogue, is Ernest Kreuzer, "the offi-
cially designated undergraduate leader at Heidel-
berg of the Nazi Student Union of the Nazi
The 210 teachers which composed the insti-
tutions staff in 1932 have been reduced to 180,
of which onlyy 99 date back to the pre-Nazi
regime. Tenure is non-existent for the staff.
New appointment range from 31 per cent in
the faculty of science to 36 per cent in theology,
38 per cent in law, 49 per cent in philosophy
and 56 per cent in medicine.
A list of some of the courses offered studer p
in various departments of the university is
more eloquent than mere words ,to show how
absolutely the Nazi philosophy now dominates
the intellectual life of Germany. In the De-
partment of Law, the more important courses
include Recent Political History, Folk Eelements
in Law, Family Heredity, Folk and Race, and
German Military Law. Under Philosophy, the
students do research in The Nature of the Folk
Community and. The Nature of Ancient German
In History, special emphasis is placed on the
history of war and military knowledge, Ger-
many's Right to Colonies and Being and Action
of the German Soldiery! Topics for discussion
in the Student-Faculty Discussion Group are:
Education of Nazi Youth, Labor Service and
Military Law, Laws Concerning Race, Care for
Healthy Inheritance, Eastward Expansion of
Heidelberg, Du Feiner.
that it has over-estimated the reprehensibility
those who have purchased 1937 li-
censes. All old permits are void as 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
thgs will be issued at no additional
Dean of Students.
The Angell Hall Observatory will be
open to the public from 7:30 to 9:30
Saturday evening, March 20, to ob-
serve the moon and the planet Venus.
Children must be accompapied by
Psychology 108 will not meet today
because of the Michigan Academy
occupying the room.
Philosophy 31 and 33: There will
be no classes on Saturday morning,
University Lecture: Dr. George W-
McCoy, formerly Director of the Na-
tural Institute of Health, will lec-
ture on "Epidemiological Ref lec-
tions" this evening at 8 p.m.
in Room 1528 East Medical Build-
ing. The public is cordially invited.
An Exhibition of Chinese Art, in-
cluding ancient bronzes, pottery and
peasant paintings, sponsored by the
Institute of Fine Arts, at the Archi-
tectural Bldg. Operi daily from 9 a.m.
to 5 p. m. except Sunday through the
months of February and March. The
public is cordially invited.
Botanical Photographic Exhibit:
An exhibit of photographs of botan-
ical subjects by the staffs and stu-
dents of the botanical organizations
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
rare or locally unobtainable litera-
ture will be demonstrated.
Esperanto: The Esperanto Class
will meet in Room 1035 Angell Hall
from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. today.
Mr. C. M. Goodrich, Chief Engineer
of the Canadian Bridge Company of
Walkerville, Ont., will talk on Dog-
matism and Structural Design today
at 4:15 p.m. in Room 445 West En-
gineering Bldg. Students in Struc-
tural Engineering and Engineering
Mechanics are especially invited. All
others are welcome.
The Disciples Student Guild will
sponsor a recreation program this
evening, 8 to 11 p.m. in the recreation
hall at the Church of Christ, Hill
and Tappan Sts. Ping-pong, shuffle-
board, darts, other games, and group
singing will provide a variety of
entertainment. All students regard-
less of religious affiliation are cor-
S.C.A. Members, Rendezvous Men,
All Campus: There will be dancing,
entertainment, and refreshments at
Lane Hall this Saturday, March 20,
from 9-12. Jacobs and his Wolverines
Graduate Outing Club: Splash
party at the Intramural Pool on
Saturday evening. Group will meet
in Lane Hall at 7:30 p.m. or at the
pool. All graduate students are cor-
The Fourth Inter-Faith Sympo-
sium will be held Sunday, March 21
from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Grand Rapids
Room at the Michigan League. The
subject will be "Does the Universe
Reveal Intelligence?" Prof. P. W.
Slosson will present the Protestant
view, Prof. W. A. McLaughlin the
Catholic view, Dr. Yuen Z. Chang,
the Confucian view, and Rabbi Ber-
nard Heller, the Jewish view.
Lutheran Student Choir: Rehears-
horseback" was needed to stop vio- The Library, we have been led to
lence and restore "Law-and-Order," believe, is intended mainly for the
even if it be the law and order of use of students of the University.
the concentration camp and the cem- It is not meant to be a repository for
als at Zion Lutheran Parish Hall on
Sunday at 4:30 p.m. for the large
choir and at 5:30 p.m. for smaller