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NIGHT EDITOR: WILLIAM SPALLER
gerous to export any commodity while owned
by Americans, why is it less dangerous to let
any commodity be transported by Americans?
This contradiction can only be construed as a
concession to the shipowners. Shipowners as a
class, as well as their employes, would be injured
by such legislation. Compensation for this loss
should be forthcoming. If legislation for keeping
this country out of war cau es an economic loss,
the entire nation should bear that loss.
This is not all: through oversimplification, the
complex problem of transshipment to bellig-
gerents of materials originally exported to other
neutrals is handled merely by declaring such
procedure illegal. It is practically impossible
to prove whether or not materials shipped to
other neutrals will be forwarded to a belligerent.
If, however, the volume of trade with a certain
neutral increases substantially after war has
begun there can be no doubt.
Thus the only way to prevent transshipment
is through some sort of quota system which would
restrict exports to other neutrals to a peacetime
Is such a quota system practicable? This is
the point upon which turns the entire value of a
policy of isolation. For a quota system must also
be applied 'to trade with belligerent nations-
even though such trade is based upon a "cash
and carry" system.
One of the most powerful influences that
drew America into the World War was the well-
based fear that financial panic, followed by a
severe depression would result from the interrup-
tion of our booming trade with the Allies. The
famous telegram to Wilson, from the ambassador
to England, expressing these two alternatives-
entering the war or experiencing a depression-
is sufficient evidence.
Moreover whether this country is drawn into
the war or not, depression is sure to follow upon
the cessation of hostilities. Thus we see that-
upon the success or failure of a quota system
lies the success or failure of isolation.
To enact an isolation policy before this prob-
lem has been solved would be to invite destruc-
tion through a false sense of security.
WEEK IN REVIEW
The Court Fight
OUT OF THE FOG of debate over President
Roosevelt's juldiciary reorganization plan
came the first promise of action when the Sen-
ate Judiciary Committee announced that hear-
ings on the bill would begin March 9.
New Deal members of the House promised the
President that his measure would find adequate
support in the lower chamber. In the Senate
the forces appear more evenly matched, but
supporters of the bill are content to have it
meet its most severe test first.
This week's compromise suggestion came from
Senator Borah. The Idaho veteran asked an
amendment which would remove from the states
restrictions imposed by the "due process" clause
of the Fourteenth Amendment, and guarantee
freedom to legislate on social and economic mat-
ters. After a group of progressive senators had
conferred with the President last week-end,
however, observers gathered from guarded state-
ments that the White House was little inclined to
A RECITAL from the vocal com-
positions of Richard Bennett, of
Ann Arbor, will be presented in the
Michigan League Monday evening at
8:15 p.m. Mr. Bennett is a former
student in advanced composition, of
the School of Music, and a number of
his compositions have attracted se-
rious attention for their finish and
originality. He will be assisted in
the program by Virleen Morns, so-
prano; Marguerite Creighton and
Hope Eddy, contraltos; Maurice Ge-
row, tenor; Frederick Shaffmaster,
baritone; Marian Marshall, dance
The program, to which the public
is cordially invited, is as follows:
Song from the Latin, "Rex Henri-
cus, sis amicus nobis in angusta"
Four songs from "The Ski King."
(a). "The Morning Glory"
(b). "The Dragon Banner"
(c). "The Pond-Wheel"
(d). "The Gourd"
"Sea Sorrow," for soprano, contral-
to, dance mime, and piano.
I "Kolkhoz March," for mixed quar-
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By TUURE TENANDER
YEHUDI MENUHIN will make another ap-
pearance tonight on the Ford Sunday Eve-
ning hour. It seems that some of the artists
make more appearances while they are allegedly
in retirement than they do in the busy season.
With apologies to no one, however, the program
will be different tonight, for Yehudi's 16-year-
old sister, Hepsibah, will acpompany the youthful
violinist on the piano, the broadcast originating
ee Bill, II.. .
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N A PREVIOUS EDITORIAL, the
Pittman resolution (or Peace Act
f 1937) was outlined and its departure from a
raditional "neutrality" policy of insistence on
freedom of the seas" applauded.
The bill makes. no attempt to realize peace
hrough "collective security"; it consciously ne-
lects "neutrality" in its abstract international
egal sense; it says that we are basing our hopes
or peace on isolation and nothing else. Yet it is
lot a fair test of isolationism. It is incomplete;
t shows the ravages wrought by various "inter-
sts" in composing a compromise measure.
If an isolationist policy is to prove conclusively
vhether or not isolation can keep America out
if war, it must be built along three lines. These
hree aims, derived from the sad experience of
he World war, are: (1) to prevent the loss of
kmerican life and property on the high seas;
2) to prevent the linking of American financial
nterests with the victory of one side through
he extension of loans or credit;' (3) to prevent
Wartime boom in trade, which makes our con-
inued prosperity dependent on the continuation
f warfare (in which case any threat to the
var boom means a panic and depression).
Of these three, the Pittman resolution attacks
he first two weakly and neglects the third.
The bill attemrpts to build a "bomb proof .c1-
ar" and leave it roofless:
For example, section three of the bill provides
hat no loans or extension of credit 'may be
nade to belligerent governmenuts but no .men-
ion is made of extension of credit to the na-
lonals of belligerent nations. In view of the
act that most of the loans of the period 1914-
917 were made to private individuals and not
overnments, the concession to "the. money
enders" is almost unbelievable.
Even if it were not more important to preventA
xtension of credit to Krupp than to the Ger-
nan government (for example) this provision
nakes evasion of its ruling exceedingly simple.
?or what is to prevent nationals of belligerent
ountries from borrowing money from Americans
,nd in turn lending- that money to their govern-
The resolution purports to embody the so-
alled cash and carry principle in Section 2, thus
reventing the loss of American life and property
in the high seas.
The "cash" part of the act is certainly included
vhen provision is made that export or trans-
ort of All commodities to belligerents shall be
inlawful until all right and interest therein
as been transferred out of the hands of Amer-
But what of the "carry" provision? There is
o mandatory prohibition of the transport of
oods to belligerents in American vessels, manned
y American seamen. Materials like cotton, oil,
teel, and others. which will iundoubte~dly be de-
The second of the "Let Freedom Ring" series
will be on the CBS network at 10:30 p.m. tomor-
row with a dramatization of the fight for trial
by jury. - Next week the program is scheduled
to present a portrayal of the early struggles con-
nected with the issue of freedom of speech.
"La Traviata" will be presented by Metropol-
itan next Saturday afternoon. Bidu Sayao and
Charles Kullmann will be heard in the major
roles and that old standby, sonorous-voiced Mil-
ton J. Cross, will be on hand to do the
* * * *
Jack Benny will try to sneak into Ben Bernie's
studio Tuesday night with a violin under his arm
and play as much of "Love in Bloom" or "The
Bee" as he can before the Old Maestro catches
him. Over NBC at 9 p.m.
* * * *
FOLLOWERS of the old Sinclair Minstrels
will be glad to hear that Gene Arnold, the
popular interlocutor on that ,program, will be
back on the air with another edition of the
same show every Wednesday night, starting this
week. Arnold built up a tremendous following
on the Sinclair Minstrels but was dropped from
the show about a year ago in a manner that
baffled everybody. He also used to advertise
some kind of crystals.
LABOR DEVELOPMENTS-Chrysler agreed
to meet representatives of the United Automobile
Workers in a collective bargaining conference to
begin next Wednesday . . . Railroad manage-
ments, while pondering the demands of the fouI
great railroad brotherhoods and the switchmen
for a 20 per cent wage increase, were confronted
Tuesday with the demands of 16 more transpor-
tation unions for a flat 20 cents n hour raise
for all workers . . . General Motors conferees
reached agreements on seniority, speed of pro-
duction, and methods of pay but terms were not
disclosed. Cases of alleged discrimination against
union members, the length of the work week, and
minimum wage scales remained to be settled ...
Waukegan's Fansteel strikers were driven from
the plants after a gas barrage by police, who
failed in a similar attack a week before ... Ru-
mors persisted that steel companies would raise
wages soon for the second time within a year
in an effort to forestall threatening labor
* * * *
TWO OPPOSED views around which disagree-
ment over a neutrality bill has centered since
the Italo-Ethiopian war thrust the problem to
the front were still the pre-eminent stumbling
blocks to agreement last week as one neutrality
resolution was reported to the Senate and an-
other to the House. The Pittman measure, in
the Senate, outlines a program of mandatory ac-
tion by the President to prevent .war-time en-
tanglements. The McReynolds measure would
allow the President to chart a rather independent
course. With sponsors of each confident of sup-
port from their own chamber, an inevitable clash
in the conference committee is seen, and no one
can say what neutrality policy the President
may be asked to approve.
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WASHINGTON NOTES - Dr. Francis E.
Townsend was convicted by a District of
Columbia jury of contempt of the House of
Representatives in failing to heed a House com-
mittee summons . . . With collective bargaining
provisions substituted for nullified wage-hour
regulations, a revised Guffey Coal Bill reached
the floor of the House . . . President Roosevelt,
determined upon a stringent pure food and
drug act, indicated dissatisfaction with the pend-
ing Copeland measure . . . Twenty-five hundred
delegates from the American Youth Congress
were in Washington to urge passage of the Amer-
ican Youth Act, which provides for Federal em-
ployment and educational aid.
THE BAN on volunteers to Spain went into ef-
fect with the beginning of the week, but the
Non-Intervention Committee is still struggling
with provisions for the naval blockade of the
Iberian peninsula which is scheduled for March
The Loyalist forces reported the only consis-
tent gains in Spain last week as Asturian leftists,
lighting dynamite fuses from their cigarettes,
blasted their way into the far Northern city of
Oviedo and sent rebels scurrying for shelter in
the sewers of the city.
Blocked in their attempt to sever the Valen-
cia-Madrid road, fascists fell back into the Ja-
rama Valley, so hard-pressed that General
Franco summoned reserves from a third arena
of the Civil War-the South. The insurgents
had covered half the distance from Malaga to
Almeria, a coastal city at the southweast corner
of Spain, but the drain of troops to Madrid ap-
pears to'have halted this advance. Fighting
of increasing intensity was reported in Aragon,
a fourth theatre of war, where the fascists are
attempting to break through to the sea between
Valencia and Barcelona.
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POLAND'S MILITARY RULERS formed a new
party last Monday. In hamlets and cities
throughout the country the proclamation of this
party's creed was spread by radio, pamphlet,
and poster and the people were urged to join.
Vaguely worded, possibly, some believe, to at-
tract as many recruits as possible, the program
provides for: (1) executive dominance, as estab-
lished by the 1935 constitution, (2) preferment
to the army as the nation's great uniting force,
(3) privilege and protection for the Catholic
Church, (4) tolerance of other creeds, (5) gov-
ernment control of production when necessary
for national defense and reemployment, and
government control of employer-emploee rela-
tions, (6) anti-communism, (7) recognition of
the peasant problem, with vague promises of
lan distlrihiiiinnapnl,~vr ~n1vtm, t in ,- *.c-,a
Two songs for soprano,
(a). "Boats of Mine"-
(b). "Scotch Song"
Two songs from the German,
(b). "Mein Vaterland"
Two songs for contralto,
(a). "Passer mortuus est"
(b). "Our Father Who Art
"Dirge," for dance mime with piano
Tatterman's 'Peer Gynt'
William Duncan and Edward Mabley
present The Tatterman Marionettes in
Henrick Ibsen's dramatic poem PEER
GYNT. Text translated by William and
Charles Archer. Music by Edvard Grieg.
Production designed by Terence Von
Duren, staged by William Duncan, di-
rected by Edward Mabley. Marionettes
carved by Roy Patton. Music by the
University Symphony Orchestra, Earl V.
jBy JAMES DOLL
WITHOUT any doubt the experi-
ment of doing Peer Gynt with
marionettes instead of living actors
would seem to be well worth trying.
After seeing it carefully produced by
the Tatterman Marionettes it still
seems to have been an experiment
worth trying but one only successful
to a rather limited degree. The play,
though full of the sort of fantasy
that puppets can usually do so well,
is conceived on too large a scale for
the puppets to be effective. One
feels throughout the lack of living
actors for which at best the ma-
rionettes seem to be only a substitu-
tion. This is partly due to the way
the actor-puppeteers played their
parts. They gave full strong per-
formances, no doubt necessary to the
play, but this always seemed to call
attention to the fact that the actors
one saw were only dolls.
Also, the playing of the Grieg mu-
sic by a large orchestra threw- the
production off balance-made the
audience still more aware of the lack
of human characteristics in the pup-
pets. It was a delight to hear Grieg's
music as played by the University
Symphony Orchestra but it seemed
separate from what was happening
or had happened on the stage. It
was successful, of course, in capturing
mood, but failed when it accompanied
action on the stage. For example, in
Anitra's dance and in the conclusion
of the Troll Hall scene, the action on
the stage seemed puny and ineffec-
tive because of the contrast between
the force of the orchestra and the
delicacy of the stage action.
But this does not mean that the
production was completely unin-
teresting or that there were not ex-
cellent moments. There were many
effective bits throughout the per-
formance. The last scene was espe-
cially moving. So was Ase's death
scene-due to the fine performance
by the actress-puppeteer who played
The performances were uniformly
good. It was not execution but con-
ception, rather, that was at fault, and
the difficulties inherent in the prob-
lem. The scenery, costumes, design
and execution of the marionettes was
always effective from the point of
view of what the producers seemed to
be trying to do. There should have
been more pure marionette treatment
like the moment where Peer and the
Green-Clad Woman ride away. on the
It seems ungracious to point out
these faults in a production as sin-
cere and as well-executed as this one.
Some of the faults were due to the
inherent difficulties in the experi-
ment of transferring Peer Gynt to the
puppet theatre and could not be real-
ized until the transfer had actually
ESCAPE FROM WRECK
COLUMBUS, 0., Feb. 27.-( )-
Sidney H. Kubersky of Waterford,
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Hall at 12:30 today. Registration
for discussion groups will begin atn
12:15 and the groups will be closed
as soon as they are filled. Dr. E. W.
Blakeman, Prof. S. A. Courtis and.
others are assisting in the program.I
The Student Fellowship of the Con-
gregational Church, Sunday, Feb. 28:
The Devotional Group will hold its
meeting at 5 p.m. The discussion,
concerning the "Present Day Ob-
servance of Lent" will be led by Mrs.
First Baptist Church, Sunday, Feb.
10:45 a.m., sermon by Rev. R.
Edward Sayles, on "What is Reli-
Roger Williams Guild, Sunday, Feb.
12 o'clock Mr. Chapman will con-
tinue discussion of "The Prophet
Amos and His Message."
6:15 p.m. Prof. Howard Y. Mc-
Cluskey will speak to the students
on "If I Were A Student .. . "
Questions and discussion invited.
A social hour with refreshments
will conclude the evening.
Ann Arbor Friends' Group, Sunday,
The group will meet at the Michi-
gan League. Meeting for worship will
be followed by a cafeteria supper,
after which there will be a dis-
cussion entitled "What's Ahead for
Youth?" The discussion will be led
by Ray Johns, director of the Youth
Study carried on by the Council of
Social Agencies of Metropolitan De-
torit during the past year. Mr. Johns
is a member of the staff of the Mich-
igan State Y.M.C.A.
Everyone interested is cordially in-
Stalker Hall, Sunday, Feb. 28:
9:45 a.m., Student class and dis-
cussion under the leadership of Mr.
6 p.m., Wesleyan Guild meeting.
Mr. H. D. Bollinger of Chicago will
be our speaker. Fellowship hour and
supper following the meeting.
First Methodist Church, Sunday,
10:30 a.m., morning worship. Dr.
C: W. Brashares will preach on "Mind
Trinity Lutheran Church, William
at S. Fifth Ave. Rev. Henry Yoder,
pastor, Sunday, Feb. 28:
Lenten services will be held at
10:30 a.m. Theme, "The Martyr's
Crown." Lenten devotions are held
each Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m.
A series of meditations on "Teach-
ings We Surely Believe" is being de-
veloped. These services are for the
First Presbyterian Church, Sunday,
Feb. 28. Meeting at the Masonic
"For Spiritual Security" is the topic
upon which Dr. Lemon will preach at
the morning worship service at 10:45
a.m. This is the third of a Lenten
series on "Letters on Life." Special
music by the student choir and
Dr. Robert Shaw will be the guest
speaker at the Westminster Guild,
student group, meeting at 6:30 p.m.
He will speakondthe subject "Im-
pressions of Lands and Peoples." A
supper and social hour will preceed
the meeting at 5:30 p.m. All stu-
dents are invited.
Church of Christ (Disciples), Sun-
day, Feb. 28:
10:45 a.m., morning worship. Rev.
Fred Cowin, minister.
12 noon,. Students' Bible Class. H.
L. Pickerill, leader.
5 p.m., social hour and tea.
6:30 p.m., discussion program. Pro-
fessor Kermit Eby, a prominent mem-
ber of the Ann Arbor High School
Faculty, will address the Guild on
"Academic Freedom." Opportunity
will be given for discussion.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, C. A.
Brauer, minister. Sunday, Feb. 28:
Lenten service in German at 9:30
Regular morning worship at 10:45
Sermon by the pastor on "Places of
Honor in His Kingdom."
Prof. D. V. Baxter of the School
of Forestry and Conservation will give
an illustrated lecture at 6:30 p.m.
His topic will be "On and Off Alaskan
Trails." Lutheran students and
friends are cordially invited.
Fellowship hour and supper at 5:30
Lutheran Student Club, Sunday,
The speaker for the evening will be
Dr. Carroll Rockey, who has been
pastor for Lutheran Students at the
University of Wisconsin. Dr. Rockey
will tell us of some of his experiences
on the University campus.
Fellowship and supper is at 5:30
p.m. and the forum hour is at 6:30
p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend
"Twelve Points of Humanism."
9 p.m., social hour.
Hillel Foundation: At 8 p.m. the
Hillel Foundation will commemorate
the Festival of Purim, the Feast of
Lots, which is celebrated the world
over. All students on the campus are
cordially invited to attend. A short
program has been arranged, a Purim
Play will be presented by the chil-
dren of the Hillel Sunday School. A
social hour and refreshments will
Faculty, School of Education: The
regular monthly meeting of the
faculty will be held on Monday,
March 1, at 12 o'clock at the Union.
The Women's Research Club will
meet at 7:30 p.m. in Room 3024, Mu-
seums Building, on Monday, March
1. Dr. Alvalyn Woodward will speak
on the subject, "The growth of the
rabbit's vagina during pregnancy."
Junior Research Club: The March
meeting will be held on Tuesday eve-
ning, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Room
2083 Nat. Sci. Bldg.
Origin of the Tertiary Igneous
Rocks of the Front Range Porphyry
Belt, by T. S. Lovering, Geology Dept.
Electric Fields and Electron Flow
in Vacuum Tubes, by W. G. Dow,
Electrical Engineering Department.
Luncheon for Graduate Students
on Wednesday, March 3, in the Rus-
sian Tea Room of the Michigan
League Building. Professor Ralph
W. Aigler of the Law School, will
speak informally on "The Spureme
The Romance Club will meet on
Tuesday, March 2, at 4:10 p.m. in
Room 108 RL. The program will be
Professor Merlino: Some special
types of Italian research publications.
Mr. Staubach: The Influence of
Pierre Bayle on Feijoo.
There will be three other meetings
during the semester. Each will fall
on the first Tuesday of the month.
Graduate students are invited.
Germaln Table for Faculty Mem-
bers: The regular luncheon meeting
will be held tomorrow at 12:10 in
the Founders' Room of the Michigan
Union. All faculty members inter-
ested in speaking German are cordi-
ally invited. There will be an in-
formal 10-minute -talk by Prof. Ernst
Varsity Debate: There will be a
meeting of men interested in debate
on Tuesday, March 2, at 4:00 p.m. in
Room,4203 A.H. Anyone wishing to
try out should come prepared to give
a three minute speech on some phase
of the proposition: Resolved, That
Congress should be empowered to
enact minimum wages and maximum
hours for industry.
Hiawatha Club: There will be a
meeting on Monday, March 1, at 8
p.m. in the Union. All members and
prospective members are asked to be
present as important business must
Adelphi meets Tuesday evening,
March 2, at 7:30. Discussion of the
Supreme Court issue will be led by
three members of the society. The
meeting, in the form of a smoker,
will be open to all those interested in
the work of Adelphi.
Sigma Rho Tau: Freshman team
will debate Ypsilanti women's team
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. at the Union.
New members will be assigned to
Iota Sigma Pi: Business meeting to
be held Tuesday evening, March 2,
at 7:30, at Miss Virginia Heard's res-
idence, 1020 South University Avenue.
Michigan Union: There will be
a meeting of all freshman tryouts for
the staff of the Michigan Union, on
Tuesday, March 2, at 5 p.m. All try-
outs, whether or not they have pre-
; viously signed up, will please be
Nine Days 'A Queen. Box office
Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
EuFriday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Art Cinema League.
Faculty Women's Club: The Book
Shelf and Stage section will be en-
tertained at the home of Mrs. E. B.
Mains, 1911 Lorraine Place, on March
2. Dessert at 1:30 p.m. Mrs. Win:
C. Steere is assisting hostess.
The Annual Style Show of the
Michigan Dames' Homemaking Group
will be helT Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the
Grand Rapids Room of the Michigan
The theme of the Style Show is the
Coronation in London, and the mod-
els are now at the Grand Hotel in
* * *
Maid Of Salem
AT THE MAJESTIC
HERE IS A PICTURE that is out of the ordi-
nary. It's scene is Salem, 1692; its prin-
cipal characters, a puritan Massachusetts maiden
and a Virginia rebel; its theme-witchcraft.
These elements are combined with careful pro-
duction and capable actors-the net result is a
good motion picture, but not an epic.
Barbara, a girl in the puritan settlement is
living her routined life until she meets a fugitive
from Virginian justice. Of course, love buds
and the rebel leaves Barbara until he can come
back to her with a cleared name. Then the
.main action of the story develops-the witch
scare is on. It rises in intensity until even Bar-
bara is condemned as a practitioner of the art.
But of course our hero from Virginia comes to
To me, there is a great deal of power in a
certain portion of the picture-it is in the manner
in which the witch hysteria is built up. There is
a child whose participation in the story is
similar to that of the problem child in "The
Children's Hour." Watch for this child, and
notice the excellence of the treatment of her
The bhacrouind fortwhe Atrv is icpriy wP1