THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, MAY 29, 1937
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ETERNAL VIGILANCE is still the
price of liberty, events at Harvard
this past week have shown. Public indignation
and repeated objections have finally forced the
appointment of a special committee, composed of
nine Harvard professors, to investigate the dis-
missal of the two economic instructors who were
active in organizing a teachers' union. Accord-
ing to the news dispatches the committee is to
report its findings by the middle of the
next academic year.
The case of Drs. J. Raymond Walsh and Alan
R. Sweezy, who were given concluding appoint-
ments of two years last month, has aroused wide-
spread criticism among liberals. Dr. Walsh, not
only was active in the formation of the teachers
union but sometime ago said that he was
ashamed "to my feet" of Dr. A. Lawrence Lowell,
president-emeritus of Harvard, who opposed the
Child Labor amendment.
The Harvard economics department had fre-
quently extolled the ability of these two young
economists. The University's scholarship awards
had shown them to be brilliant and promising
scholars. It seemed suspiciouslyas though in
addition to brilliance a certain discretion in re-
gard to open sympathy with labor was required
by Harvard of its teachers.
It was certain that their dismissal was an
Yet it took almost two months of protest both
from within and outside of Harvard to bring
President Conant to order the investigation that
should have preceded the dismissal rather than
have followed it.
Even now it can hardly be said that he has
"ordered" an inquiry. A petition by 131 junior
teachers of the University to the nine professors
named asking them to investigate the case can
be said to have forced his hand. Only after
these professors suggested that it would be better
to have an official committee make the inquiry
did President Conant put his approval upon the
But there are many hopeful signs in this latest
development. First, the nine professors on the
committee were selected by the 131 petitioners.
In addition, President Conant has offered to make
available any information the University can and
the head of the economics department has stated
that he welcomes the inqu-y.
Finally, regardless, of the outcome of the in-
vestigation, the fact that the university author-
ities have admitted the possibility of error ancf
a liberal willingness to reconsider is indeed en-
Harvard has returned from Heidelburg-at
For Henry. .
HENRY FORD is approaching the
remains to be seen but certainly the old Ford
of years ago will be changed to a considerable
degree. With this passing of one of the old
guard, we feel it fitting that we glance over a
few of the leading episodes of the life of what
hero-worshippers love to call "a great man."
One of the best-remembered incidents of the
entire career of the auto magnate occurred a
little more than twenty years ago. Europe was
at war, and Henry Ford, a genuine pacifist, de-
sired to end the war for the sake of humanity,
an unquestionably noble motive. Unfortunately,
his enthusiasm somewhat outdistanced his esti-
mate of the difficulties involved in the problem.
His idea was that if some good, honest, healthy
Americans went over on a boat and pointed out
to the statesmen of Europe that they were really
making a mistake in not settling their differences
in a more tranquil manner, the statesmen would
thank their saviors profusely, see their error and
end the war. Europe has not yet quite gotten
over the idea of American intellect conceived at
At about the same period occurred another
equally revealing but less amusing episode, the
famous or infamous Jewish madness which drove
the great man to hiring an army of detectives to
search out Jewish influence at Washington, to
wholesale dismissals of Jews from his employe,
and to other activities difficult to reconcile with
democracy. At one time he denounced President
Wilson on the charge of receiving advice from
Justice Brandeis via a secret telephone line. The
story had been made up for his consumption by
some of the hired detectives anxious to give the
great man some return for his money.
Ford has never tolerated interference from
any source in the operation of his plants. There
have been three specific examples of this mde-'
pendence in recent years. At the bottom of thet
depression a group of Wall Street bankers made
an attempt to "move in on" Ford, but were de-
cisively repulsed by the shrewd Detroit manu-
facturer who is perhaps the only large indus-
trialist who finances his business entirely from
his own capital. Again, when the Roosevelt ad-
ministration initiated the NRA, the Ford Motor
Co. simply refused to sign a code, would allow
no intervention in its affairs by the government,
and finished by successfully maintaining its po-
sition end forcing the goverment to back down.
The most notable and significant of all, how-
ever, is the independence from labor unions which
Ford has succeeded in maintaining. It is al-
most inconceivable that any individual or com-
pany should go to the extremes which the Ford
Company has reached solely for the purpose of
preventing organization on the part of employes.
The River Rouge plant has been justly termed a
small Fascist state. The workers are kept under
constant supervision by a highly efficient organ-
ization of systematic espionage. Every deviation
from the stringent rules of discipline may result
in instant dismissal. Men have been fired for
talking to each other on company time or for
taking a couple of minutes too long to eat lunch
quite as well as for membership in a labor union.
The plants are also miniature fortresses, with
arsenals filled with the latest available weapons
ready for use by Harry Bennett's hired thugs.
Ford's theory of industrial democracy is that
he should be in complete and direct control over
every phase of production in his factories. He
is the absolute master over his men, although
he puts it himself, quaintly enough, "We are
all workers together, the men and L" Whatever
the true relations between the men and Ford, it
is undeniable that a number of the former have
been shot and beaten from time to time to main-
tain this status quo.
If deemed necessary, there will be more inci-
dents like that of Wednesday afternoon. Ford
intends to keep his independence, and is not
likely to stop at threats in his fight to do so.
For the plants at Dearborn and their workers,
"there is no God but Ford, and Bennett is his
To the Editor:
For some years one of the larger departments
of the University has sent to a number of cor-
porations a list of graduating students in the
order of their believed capabilities-all things
considered but grades most weighty.
On the face of it, this seems to be a good thing.
It is a reward for the diligent scholar, and may
encourage others to work hard. However, one
of the smaller departments which graduates a
highly specialized student, this year, for the first
time, adopted a similar policy. Letters were sent
to all of the firms which would enable the stu-
dent to practice his profession. Naturally, these
companies requested applications from the first
five or six names on the list. All the others were
It sounds impossible, but 71 per cent of the
students graduating in this group are completely
barred from pursuing their work in first rate
companies by a black list, in spite of the fact
that the average class rating is quite high.
At any rate, it leaves the uneffected commen-
tator in an editorial mood, and makes him won-
der if the department heads are not attempting
to boost their own prestige at the students' ex-
pense. Or has the University standard dropped
so low that only a very small percentage of any
class are deemed desirable.
To me it seems that the initiators (and they
are shallow pates) of these instruments have
over-stepped their authority and are defeating
the purposes for which this University was or-
ganized. -R. James
f' with DISRAELI -!
LAST NIGHT we ran into one of those chaps
who happen in occasionally, sometimes by
the hitchhike method, but mostly by freight
train. It seems he came with the idea of tasting
the flavor of a college town again. He often
does that, he said, because he feels it bolsters his
confidence when he gets down in the dumps
about the road going to the dogs. With WPA
jobs all over the place and relief, the boys are
too much inclined to stay at home. But it always
encourages him to be in a college town around
June. He feels that there is such an abundance
of young blood for the profession.
,We asked him how bumming was lately and
about the railroad police in Ann Arbor, were they
tough. But he bristled at the mention of bum-
ming. He was not a bum, he said. We apolo-
gized and asked him what then. He was a hobo
it seemed. To our inquiry he went on to explain
that he followed the seasonal industries: canning
Michigan cherries in the fall, working in auto
factories in the early winter, running hot dog
stands on southern roadways in February, doing
construction work on 'the coast or anywhere.
To our inquiry he went on to explain that there
are three classes of free and homeless gentry
like himself. There is the hobo, who is an itin-
erant worker, the tramp, who is just an itinerant,
and finally the bum, who is neither an itinerant
nor a worker!
We were taken to task the other day for
one of our usually sly remarks about the
dried up spirit of formality we detect on this
campus. Some sort of decorum has to come
out of the Middle West we were told, some-
thing has to soften the raw edge put on
us by the drought and rocks and alfalfa
We said okay, so long as we don't get like
that particularly sociable Harvard man who
rowed in the crew. It seems he made the
Varsity stroke oar when he was a sophomore
and being an unusually good mixer actually
got to know one or two of the men in the
bow by the time he was a senior.
ALTHOUGH we were warned the other day
that we were not to go deeply into the pri-
vate lives of persons on the campus and that
scandal was not to be in our line, we do think
that someone over at the Alpha Chi Omega house
should know that Grant Barnes only a few year:t
ago was wont to play on the Kappa Delt lawn
and often no doubt had his rompers blistered for
late hours in that section of town. We merely
suggest that Grant might be a little happier over
there at the A. Chi O. house if they'd just spread
a little grass seed around and cultivate.
Of late we have been b.esieged with in-
quiries asking us if we would find out the
name of that luscious red head with the
streaming locks who dashes out of the Li-
brary every day except Sundays at exactly
four minutes past noon. It's not her gait or
the regularity of her appearance that causes
curiosity, but that a swain is waiting for her
each day and she just rushes up and just
flings her arms around him and off they go
arm in armand hand in hand.
Which reminds us that Dr. Losh was ex-
plaining the force of gravity to her Astro-
nomy 32 class yesterday. "Every body," said
the cheery Doctor, "exerts an attraction on
every opposite body inversely as the square
of the distance between them." That's not
gravity, Doc, that's the bees and the trees
and stuff, not gravity, Doc; but we didn't
know they had it down to a mathematical
formula. Keep your distance, gal!
SOME CALCULATING GENT on the campus
had it all figured out yesterday that at least
133 pairs of pajamas went to waste during the
honor societies' campaign for dues paying neo-
Disgusted, a group who call themselves non-
leaders have formed another secret honor so-
ciety the name of which they refuse to reveal,
nor the full roster of members. At any rate
they will select no president because no one is a
leader, only a vice-president because vice-presi-
dent's don't do anything anyway. There will be
no secretary because they will do nothing at
meetings and they will have a treasurer only
to collect funds to institute a cooperative pajama
supply house for more fortunately endowed
B.M. and W.O.C.s.
acy formed at least some part of the policy of the
staff. But accuracy seems to have become a
thing of the past now.
I would advise no one to rely too heavily upon
anything they may see or read in that portion
of the 'Ensian which has to do with the laws
school senior class. It is shot through with error.
Names are misspelled, activities are misrepre-
sented, and the shining face of a freshman law
student blossoms forth among the worry-laden
countenances of the graduating class.
I do not mean to imply that this result was
designedly accomplished by the 'Ensian staff. I
strongly suspect that it is simply the result of
The purpose of this letter is simply to state
the disappointment of the senior law class in the
'Ensian, and to warn the 'Ensian administration
for next year that, at least from a lawyer's point
of view, accuracy still retains a place in life..
-Kenneth K. Luce.
Some snappy slams were exchanged by Justice
(From The Christian Science
HISTORY will honor Franklin D.
Roosevelt for turning the thought
of Americans more positively toward
action to extend the frontiers of so-
cial progress." And without waitingf
for history Americans generally will
applaud the purposes of his latest
message to Congress. They are de-
termined to "work out in practice
those labor standards which will per-
mit the maximum but prudent em-
ployment of our human resources to
bring within the reach of the average
man and woman a maximum of goods
and of services conducive to the ful-
fillment of the promise of American
In the same spirit of reasonable-
ness which the President displayed
in his message, they are prepared to
examine the means by which these
general purposes can be achieved. Yet
they are aware that the basic prob-
lem is to take much-desired forward
steps in social legislation without
either freezing the national economy
or destroying the delicate balance
between state and federal powers.
The revolutionary program for so-
cial security first put forward by Mr.
Roosevelt in June, 1934, has been put
into operation and yesterday its con-
stitutionality was upheld by the Su-
preme Court. Yet its wisdom and
workability have not been wholly
proved and it must be amended.
With that experience in mind, the
American people will give careful
study to the Black-Connery bill to
2arry out the President's program for
labor. So far that measure leaves
used during the summer months,
please notify Mr. Bergman in the
Business Office. A saving can be
effected for a period of a minimum
of three months.
Commencement Tickets: Tickets
for Commencement may be obtained
on request after June 1, at the Busi-
ness office, Room 1, University Hall.
Commencement Week programs will
also be ready on June 1 or soon
thereafter. Inasmuch as only two
Yost Field House tickets are available
for each Senior, please present iden-
tification card when applying for
Herbert G. Watkins.
Seniors: The firm which furnishes
diplomas for the University has sent
the following caution: "Please warn
graduates not to store diplomas in
cedar chests. There is enough of the
moth-killing aromatic oil in the av-
erage cedar chest to soften inks of
any kind that might be stored inside
them, resulting in seriously damaging
Herbert G. Watkins.
tural Science Auditorium, for the
final examination, Tuesday, June 8,
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the
WnIversity. Copy received at the ofk*eo the Asstant to the Presid4a*
ust 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
SATURDAY, MAY 29, 1937 6. Announcements and new busi-
VOL. XLVII No. 174 ness.
N c Edward H. Kraus.
To All Members of the Faculty and history 12, Lee. II, Mr. Stanton's and
Administrative Staff: If it seems cer- Mr. Slosson's sections in Room 103
tain that any telephones will not be Romance; all other sections in Na-
the exact figures for maximum hours To All Students Having Library
And minimum wages to be fixed by a Books:
labor standards board. This is in 1. Students having in their posses-
line with the President's statement sion books drawn from the Univer-
that "there are geographical and in- sity are notified that such books are
dustrial diversities which practical due Monday, May 31.
statesmanship cannot wholly ignore." 2. The names of all students who
Some floor under wages may be a have not cleared their records at the
good thing, but there are many pit- Library by Tuesday, June 1, will be
falls in the application of any min- sent to the Recorder's Office, where
imum. Minimum wages can have their semester's credits will be held
three bad effects: 1. Throw onto up until such time as said records
charity workers who cannot or will are cleared, in compliance with the
not produce enough to justify the regulations of the Regents.
minimum wage; 2. Cause employers
to make up the difference out of the The Following schedule will mark
oetter paid; 3. Force employers out the lifting of the Automobile Regu-
>f business, particularly the smaller, lation for students in the various col-
possibly less efficient but also less leges and departments of the Univer-
aonopolistic and often socially bene- sity. Exceptions will not be made for
ficial employer. individuals who complete their work
A federal ceiling over hours may in advance of the last day of class ex-
also be necessary to curb abuses aminations and all students enrolled
which the states have not reached. in the following departments will be
But here too a rigid maximum is not required to adhere strictly to this
enough for special employments. And schedule.
there is always the danger of limiting College of Literature, Science and
the production of that wealth without the Arts: All classes. June 12, 1937 at
which no amount of legislation for 5 p.m.
more equal distribution will avail College of Architecture: All classes.
nuch. And in the control either of June 12, 1937 at 5 p.m.
wages or hours there is the serious School of Business Administration:
luestion of regimentation of the na- All classes. June 12, 1937 at 5 p.m.
tional economy. This holds not only School of Education: All classes.
a threat to liberty, but to the effective June 12, 1937 at 5 p.m.
operation of the nation's business so School of Engineering: All classes.
that it will give to every man and June 12, 1937 at 5 p.m.
woman that very "maximum of goods School of Forestry: All classes.
and services" of which the President June 12, 1937 at 5 p.m.
spoke. School of Music: All classes. June
On child labor, Mr. Roosevelt's pro- 12, 1937 at 5 p.m.
posal seems eminently right andCollege of Pharmacy: All classes.
tical. More than a month ago this June 11, 1937 at 12 noon.
iewspaper pointed out that the mi- Jcnoolo1937tistry .
nority view in the Hammer vs. Dag- School of Dentistry:
enhart case would probably now be Fshmen, June 9, 1937 at12 noon.
accepted by the Supreme Court and Sophomores, June 3, 1937 at 12
that the original method of proceed- noon.
ing against child labor would now be Juniors, June 5, 1937 at 12 noon.
effective. Seniors, June 4, 1937 at 5 p.m.
Various parts of this program will Hygienists, June 7, 1937 at 5 p.m.
be discussed as they develop. It de- Law School:
serves open-minded consideration. Freshmen, June 7, 1937 at 5 p.m.
English 32, Section 7. Review for
Wednesday. The class will not be
responsible for the "Tempest."
G. D. Helm.
Graduation Recital: Mary Kohl-
haas, soprano, of Laurium, Mich.,
student of Prof. Arthur Hackett of
the Voice Department of the School
of Music, will appear in graduation
recital, Tuesday, June 1, at 8:15
p.m. in the School of Music Audi-
torium on Maynard Street. The gen-
eral public, with the exception of
small children, is invited.
RogereWilliams Guild: Annual
Senior Meeting Sunday at the Ar-
boretum. Meet at the Guild House
at 5:30 p.m. A picnic lunch will be
Dames: All the members of the
Daimes who would like transportation
to the annual picnic of the organ-
ization to be held at the Island Mon-
day afternoon are requested to meet
in front of the League at 4 p.m. Hus-
bands and children .are also invited,
and each party is to bring its own
lunch. Those members planning to
take their cars to the picnic are re-
quested to call Mrs. DeWeerd at
22403 before Monday.
U. of M. Outdoor Club will have an
all-day canoe trip as its last func-
tion of the year on Monday, May 31,
leaving Lane Hall at 9 a.m. The total
charge per person will be $1.30. Make
your reservation by paying a $.50 de-
posit to Dorothy Shapland, in Room
2125 Natural Science Building (Tel.
Ext. 594) by Saturday noon, May 29.
All those interested are cordially in-
vited to come.
Church of Christ (Disciples) Sun-
10:45 a.m., Morning worship. Rev.
Fred Cowin, minister.
5 p.m., The Guild program will, be
held at the top of the bluff, across
the river northeast of the, city. There
will be a recreational hour at 5:30
p.m., followed by a picnic supper
and the program on plans for next
year. Those desiring transportation
should call 5838. Cars will leave the
Guild House, 438 Maynard Street, at
5 p.m. In case of unfavorable weath-
er, the social hour and program will
be held at the church.
First Church of Christ, Scientist,
409 South Division Street:
Morning service, 10:30 a.m.
Subject, "Ancient and Modern Ne-
cromancy, Alias Mesmerism and
Golden Text: Jeremiah 15:20, 21.
Responsive Reading: Ezekiel 13:1,
Sunday School, 11:45 a.m., after
A Proper Veto
(From the St. Louis Post-Dspatch)
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT is to be
commended for his veto of a joint
resolution of Congress authorizing a
$5,000,000 appropriation for Federal
participation in the World's Fair to
be held two years hence in New York
and cr'eating a Federal commission
for the fair. The proposed appro-
priation was, as the President said,
excessive, and particularly so now
that there is urgent need for a reduc-
tion of Federal expenditures.
A New Yorker himself, Mr. Roose-
velt did not permit the fact that
the veto affects a large-scale activ-
ity of his State to influence him. If
any occasion were needed, this fur-
nishes an excellent opportunity to
note that the President has rejected
so many claims and demands upon
the government for funds that he
now ranks second only to Cleveland
in the number of vetoes, and he still
has nearly four years to serve to
equal Cleveland's eight-year record.
As for the New York fair, Federal
participation on a morc moderate
scale is in order for educational pur-
poses and should be approved by
168 Inhabitants Die
In Mexican Slide
EL CRO, Mexico, May 28.-(P)-
Pedro Juarez, mayor of avalanche-
stricken Tlalpujahua, tonight esti-
mated 168 inhabitants died in the
Ridc'rrus~h o-f nmild and sazndthat
Juniors, June 8, 1937 at 12 noon.
Seniors, June 8, 1937 at 12 noon.
Freshmen, June:10, 1937 at 12 noon.
Sophomores, June 12, '1937 at 12
Juniors, June 12, 1937 at 12 noon.
Seniors, June 7, 1937 at 12 noon.
Candidates for Masters degrees,
June 12, 1937 at 5 p.m.
. Candidates for Doctors degrees,
June 5, 1937 at 12 noon.
Red Cross Life Saving Examiners:
Pins and emblems for life saving may
be obtained at the Red Cross office.
Telephone the office before calling
for pins and emblems.
To The Members of the Faculty of
The College of Literature, Science,
and The Arts: The eighth regular
meeting of the faculty of the Col-
lege of Literature, Science, and the
Arts for the academic session of 1936-
37 will be held in Room 1025 Angell
Hall, June 7, 1937, at 4:10 p.m.
1.A doption of the minutes of the
meeting of May 3, 1937, which. have
been distributed by campus mail
2. Resolution on the retirement of
Prof. S. Lawrence Bigelow. Commit-
tee, Professors A. L. Cross, M. P.
Tilley, and H. H. Willard, Chairman.
3. Election of five members to the
University Council and two members
to the Administrative Board for terms
of three years. Nominating com-
mittee, Professors Vernor W. Crane,
C. A. Knudson, and D. L. Rich, chair-
First Congregational Church, Cor.
William and State.
10:45 a.m., Service of worship. Rev.
Howard R. Chapman will be guest
pastor. Prof. Preston W. Slosson
will give the lay-sermon. His subject
will be "The History of Conscience."
9:30 a.m., Sunday morning in Pil-
grim Hall the Adult group of the
May Forum will have its fourth and
final discussion meeting on the Ef-
fective Church. This meeting will be
of, vital interest to those who have
previously attended these discussions.
First Presbyterian Church, meeting
at'the Masonic Temple.
At 10:45 a.m., "Forgive Us Our
Virtues" is the topic upon which Dr.
Lemon will preach at the Morning
Worship Service. A Memorial Day
Service. Music by the student choir.
At 5:30 p.m., the Westminster
Guild, student group, will have an
outdoor meeting at the home of Prof.
O. S. Duffendack, 2107 Devonshire
Harris Hall: There will be no meet-
ing at Harris Hall Sunday evening.
The annual spring conference for
Episcopal students is being held at
Holiday House, Pine Lake this week-
end. The final meeting at Harris
Hall will be held next Sunday at
which time The Rev. Hedley G. Sta-
cey of Dearborn will be the speaker.
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church:
The services of worship Sunday are:
8 a.m. holy communion; 9:30 a.m.,
Church School; 11, a.m., Kindergar-