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THE MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, MAY 2 193

WORLD

OF

BOOKS

Ilarly worth noting. What he calls ership, is
-rt r sHsD s p o n ethe inertia of the masses," or "the need for
Professor W alter's New A nnual R enatural unproductivity of the Andus- A co
Features Essays Ein Ed ucation jian people," seems to him one of th to the w
most important problems Stalin must thor; for
featueE ssaysOnE ucationace. heart and
Features Essays O n Education *RETURN FROM THE U.S.S.R. by,~- -~_____tlgo
_ETUR___R___THE U__. _R.,_byFront, and although applause was It is, in fact, as much to the beauty The reversion of the proletariat to sling of
Andre Gide. Alfred A. Knopf, immediate, Gide detected, especially I of its prose style as to the penetra the bourgeois through the progress piritoft
1937 ESSAY ANNUAL, edited by Prof. ing essay upon natural life in the New York. $1.00. in the toast to Stalin promptly pro- tion and lucidity of its criticism that of socialism which Aldous Huxley Russian
Erich A. Walter of the English De- Berkshire Mountains. The decline in posed by the Russians in return, a Return owes its appeal predicted, seems to be already tak- protests.
partment. Scott, Foresman, Chi- popularity of the nature essay with By JOSEPH GIES certain embarrassment, which he at- ing place in Russia, if we are to be-'
cago. $1.00. its vitality and beauty is to be re- A tributes to the fact that the people By no means the least remarkable lieve M. Gide. "These bourgeois in-
gretted. AdeGdprpshemsds-hdntytrevdthneesy fGd'acmpsh nsish stincts," he says, "are indirectly flat-
By BRUCE F. FENNELL The best of three rather mediocre tinguished literary figure in France instruction from Pravda on the Span- success in discerning not only what tered by recent decisions that have
In the 1937 Essay Anua Professor and unamusing humorous essays was and one of the foremost socialist is question. A few days, later when is socialist and what is Stalinist in been alarmingly approved of over
Walter has added another fairly well' writers o h oli a hs
sy MaxEastman's"ComicalF sof r this instruction had appeared, en- Russia, but what is Russian as well. here. With the restoration of the
ounded and satisfying cross section Speech." James Thurber is not quite opinion of the Russian experiment thusiasm for the Loyalist cause was In this connection his remarks on the family, of inheritance, and of lega-
)f the year's representative essays to as funny as usual in his ridicule can neither be disregarded nor min- instantly manifest. subject of Stakhanovism are particu- cies, the love of lucre of private own- WATCH
his previous four volumes. of "Wake Up and Live." imized. Gide, moreover, is not a _
The section of five essays on col- Besides being not any too well professional "Trotzkyist" in the man- Gide is a writer of such biiance-..-
Sege education are particularly sig- constructed "The Biggest Human In- ner of Max Eastman, and has, on thethtislteboklssha 10
ificantuat the present time for the terest Story," relating I'affaire Simp- contrary, always been one of the pages, will probably have more influ-
tudent, especially so since they rep- son, borders a little too closely on warmest supporters of the Soviet re- ence on world opinion than most of
esent the opinions of prominent edu- mere newspaper sensationalism. gime. In point of fact, he still is, the more verbose and perhaps more
ational thinkers. All seemed aware Again, Ruth Suckow speculates crit- and the note on which he ends his scholarly works on the Russian ex-
if the inadequacy and confusion ex- ically upon the inexplicable influence book, especially the last sentence, periment. The author's descriptions
sting in the college and university of "Hollywood Gods and Goddesses" "The Soviet Union has not yet fin- and comments possess a charm and
f today. Robert Maynard Hutchins on our national life, and the magnifi- ished instructing and astonishing us," sympathetic sincerity not usually
onsiders fearlessly "The Confusion cation of their value out of all pro- should give proof of this. found in combination with keen crit-
nr Higher Education" and attributes nn r fi ,n .. l n -4 I m a ,,4l n C rk -4,mn+ ical faculties and open-minded views.

beginning to dominate the
comradeship ...
mradeship is almost the key
hole philosophy of the au-
he is a socialist equally in
1 mind, and it is the throt-
the true and revolutionary
socialism in the soul of the
people against which he
--.A T E ITREET
J E W EVER
I & JEWELRY REPAIRING
-

Madsen Points Out
Benefits Of Vaccine
The importance of vaccine as a
therapeutic and prophylactic agent
in the treatment of whooping cough
vas pointed out in a University lec-
ture given by Dr. Thorvald Madsen
director of the Danish Serum Insti-
tute, Copenhagen at 11 a.m. yesterday
in the East Medical Building.
Dr. Madsen, who is the head of the
health committee of the League of
Nations, pointed to the universality
of whooping cough and the 9,000
deaths attributed to it in this coun-
try in 1926. He said that all bac-
teriologists today agree that the Bor-
det-Gengou baccillus, not a virus, is
the cause.
Depite Warning, British
Will Evacuate Refugees
(Continued from Page 1

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orthodox Trotzkyists as the destruc- women and children-which is the
tion of the principle of free thought number Basque President Juan An-
and criticism which is the founda- tonio Aguirre has said should go-
tion of art and literature. The all- wa sbeyond possibility.
powerful Pravda, the ubiquitous Sta--_ .
lin photograph, and the trite but LONDON, May 1.-(A ) - British
deadly charge of "formalism" direct- merchantmen, aided by British war-
ed against artists and writers who ships, will carry out the evacuation of
fail to conform to the standards of civilians from Bilbao with or without
post-revolution are at once symbols the consent of insurgent Gen. Fran-
and examples of what the author cisco Franco, it was disclosed today.
finds disconcerting. He mentions No British official, however, would
one occasion on which he was unable admit receiving Franco's announced
to find any mention of the Spanish refusal to respect ships evacuating
revolt, which had just broken out, refugees from the besieged Basque
among the items on the "Mural Ga- capital.
zette," posted on a club room wall in Instead, it was stated that the Brit-
Sukhum. Later in the evening, one ish government "assumes Franco wit
of the French party proposed a toast iassent" to the move.
to the victory of the Spanish R-d British warships have been ordered
to standby to protect ships bearing
particularly engrossing, but the de- refugees outside the Spanish three-
velopment of the characters is ac- I mile limit. The men-of-war will not
complished with an incisive pen and however, go within that limit.
an attention to detail that makes it.--- -- --
thoroughly convincing. The people
in the story react for the most part Tr
as one would expect them to react Te
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