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Board of Editors
Business Department
It is important for society to avoid the
neglect of adults, but positively dangerous
for it to thwart the ambition of youth to
reform the world. Only the schools which
act on this belief are educational institu-
tions in the best meaning of the term.
Alexander G. Ruthven
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of the Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
Takes ARed.
of Granville Hicks, avowed Commu-
nist to the post of tutor in American history,
Harvard University went out on a Iimb. Al-
though it rose to the defense of a free unier.
sity it has left itself open to every political Bar-
num interested in cheap publicity, to every or-
ganization that regards itself the guardian of
the nation's political morals.
And opponents have not been slow in taking
advantage of the opening. The committee of
the Massacliusetts legislature investigating Com-
muniin. Fascism and Naziism moved to postpone
its adjournment at Hicks' appointment. The
American Legion in Boston passed an indignant
resolution protesting the University action and
demanding that Hicks be fired. Mayor John
W. Lyons of Cambridge hustled forth a story
charging that Harvard students were corrupt-
ing the community's school children. He sup-
ported the accusation with a mumbo-jumbo story
of secret meetings in a Cambridge cellar sur-
rounded with a ritual made up in equal parts
of passwords and blood initiations.. The cere-
monies, Mayor Lyons said, were presided over by
Harvard students and he brought forth a hys-
terical schoolboy to prove it.
Harvard authorities have remained firm under
the barrage and have refused to dismiss Hicks.
B'y so doing they offer encouragement for every
other teacher to shelve his worries over his job
and sincerely express his political philosophy.
More important, perhaps, the Harvard Crimson,
notoriously conservative student publication
which owes most of its circulation to the fact
that it publishes the university's official notices,
has come out strongly in favor of Hicks.
"The appointment tears away the shirt of
jingoistic hysteria that covers the breast of every
unenlightened politician," the Crimson said edi-
torially. "It establishes the worthy principle of
hiring teachers who openly admit radicalism
and shames the group of political and economic
professors who, while propagandizing in their
classrooms, try to conceal their political senti-
Hicks as a Communist is not important. Har-
vard undergraduates have been exposed to the
principles of Marxism before. But the uproarl
which is being raised is significant. A university
exists to teach all that the human mind has
thus far painfully uncovered. The qualifications
of the men who teach then are varied, must in
every essence be varied. Harvard is hiring a
history tutor, not a Communist. Whether or not
Hicks holds his present position should rest
squarely upon his qualifications as a tutor in
The nation's universities must not stand by
and allow Harvard to be pilloried in silence. She
has taken the lead to preserve education lest it
become a machine to grind out ideology. The
fight is not peculiar to Cambridge, it is one which

increasing nationalistic hysteria will make press-
ing wherever impartial inquiry exists.
In other countries universities have crumbled

committee is now considering a proposal to
shorten the American inch by two parts in a mil-
The measure before the House Committee on
Coinage, Weights and Measures was denounced
by the regional conference of mathematicians
and engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Insti-
tute, at Troy, New York, because it would result
in "great economic losses for many years."
The only lasting effects as we see it would be
a further discrediting of the thumb-inch meas-
urements, a salvation for the inch-pulp writer
and a long-sought reform for the Daily counter
of inches.
So with the support of such men as Prof.
P3hillip Kissam of Princeton, we say, "Write to
your Congressman and save the American inch!"'
Norman Schorr.
The Editor
Gets Told0
A Hidden Store
To the Editor:
In browsing through' the Periodical Room of
the General Library the other day, I came across
several magazines which I thought should be
brought to the attention of the student body.
These important journals, scientific and other-
wise, contain information of such vital and sig-
nificant interest that students of Michigan can
no longer afford to pass them by.
One of these is "Monatsschrift fur Geschichte
und Wissenschaft des Judentums," which is pub-
lished in Breslau, Germany. In English this
means "Monthly Magazine of the History and
Science of Jewry." One of the most fascinating
contributions to this journal is an article by Sal-
omon Samuel, entitled "The Poet Salomo ben
Meschullam Dapiera and the Question of his
Change of Faith."
To those of us who have been so constantly
puzzled by this famous poet's apparently turn-
coat tactics, it is now revealed to us for the first
time how the death of Don Bonvenista snatched
from him his last support, how he saw his poetic
power diminish on this account, and was only
able to stand by helplessly and contemplate his
bitter destitution. The whole situation is brought
out with startling realism on pages 481-496 of
the current issue.
What is so completely incomprehensible to
me is that Michigan students, afforded an oppor-
tunity such as this for intellectual stimulus,
should make such a noisy clamor for newspapers
such as "L'Humanite," "Le Populaire," or any
other liberal French newspaper. After all, "Mo-
natsschrift fur Geschichte und Wissenschaft des
Judentums" costs only a little more than $3.00
per year, a mere bagatelle compared to the in-
tense and general reader interest it carries,
whereas "L'Humanite" provides less than no in-
terest to students here (probably less than 1%
of them can read French anyway).
So let us remember that, after all, we must
lead our restless intellects into suitable paths
instead of clamoring for new and frivolous read-
ing material.
-P. Rulante.
College Dailies
"The growiing seriousness" that has suppos-
edly descended on American universities in the
last few years is all too true-but all too fre-
quently suppressed in college newspapers
throughout the country.
Today's college dailies are extremely inter-
esting indicators of undergraduate thought and
are moving ahead with a vitality that is sur-
prising to one not acquainted with university
They are actually taking the lead in typo-
graphical improvement and page appearance.
College papers in many instances are pointing
the way for professional dailies with a much
wider circulation.
But underneath all this. vitality and briskness
there exists a suppression of thought that is oc-
casionally startling. A keen student of university
journalism will point out the forward editorial

stands of several college dailies-but he will also
have to admit that the junior prom and the
football squad still play the largest role on most
college editorial pages.
It might be considered odd that censorship and
suppression should be practiced in an institution
devoted to the search for truth and the defense
of freedom of thought, yet every year brings
cases of university authorities "clamping down"
on some newspaper, or tales of a brave fight for
press freedom.
Here in the Middle West, which Professor Je-
rome Davis has said supports academic freedom
to a greater extent than does the East, most
of the papers in Big Ten, to put it frankly, are
under some sort of faculty censorship - and
show it ...
The Daily Cardinal has always been proud to
boast that it is uncensored, almost in a class by
itself among college dailies.
It is thus with some degree of interest that
the Cardinal views the struggling American col-
lege press of today. Student editors are begin-
ning to strike out vigorously on problems of
pressing concern: race discrimination, NYA,
housing, curriculum, academic freedom, and stu-
dent democracy.
And because they are starting to hit hard,
the leaders are meeting with stiff opposition.
But it is our hope that the small group of forth-
right college papers will increase steadily, clarify-
ing and liberating "the growing seriousness" of
the American undergraduate.
Theirs is a hard fight, but all progressive forces
are siding today with papers which insist on

Ii feenilo hMe
H-eywood Broun
I was struck by a newspaper photograph which
I saw yesterday of the Sultan of Gimma It was
the caption which first attracted my attention.
"Another of those typographical errors," I mut-
tered to myself, but there it was twice-"Gimma"
-with the explanation that this kingdom lay
within Ethiopia.
This is I assume, a land of palms. But the
Sultan's hand was not outstretched. Instead,
he held it high aloft in emulation of Mussolini,
who stood beside him in the picture. They looked
like lads reaching for jam on
the top pantry shelf. Mus-
solini seemed grim and de-
termined. One gathered that
he was likely to get the mar-
malade as usual.
The Sultan of Gimma ap-
peared to take it as a joke.
His dark face was wreathed
in a broad smile as if he were
about to say, "This Fascist
salute is very funny." And, of course, he is right.
Indeed, I have a notion that like the Gimnias,
Americans will never take readily to the ges-
ture. By and large, the people of the United
States are sloppy saluters. That I think is
Pershing Looked The Part
Still, I must confess an admiration for the mil-
itary bearing of General Pershing. He was and
is the most eye-filling soldier I have ever seen.
My greatest enthusiasm does not run to military
men but I was touched to read how the general
came to New York yesterday and scorned the
wheel chair which was offered to him. He posed
for the photographers and stood as straight as
he did back in the old days at Chaumont.
To be sure the American salute did not go
above the horizontal, but there were those around
the army who never did succeed in mastering it.
When the correspondents came to call on Persh-
ing at headquarters and prefaced the question
period with a reportorial version of a snappy sa-
lute, General Pershing always seemed a little
pained. If he had not been so very busy with
many things, I think he would have thoroughly
enjoyed taking the correspondents out and drill-
ing them.
The regulations provided that newspapermen
assigned to the American Army should wear uni'-
forms and Sam Brown belts and try to look as
much like second lieutenants as possible. But
each reporter followed his own quirks and indi-
vidual taste in picking his equipment.
I have no desire to run down the physical grace
and prowess of the newspaper craft. There
were one or two in the group who seemed field
marshals at the very least. Floyd Gibbons as, I
remember, wore spurs and looked not unlike
Frank Buck in the opening spectacle at the
But there were two, I fear who underdressed
the roles assigned to them. Westbrook Pegler's
uniform was a hand-me-down which he acquired
ready-made at the Galleries LaFayette in Paris.
It fitted him far too quickly in the first place,
and whoever told him that it would not shrink
lied in his teeth. After the first six months
"Peg" looked exactly as if he were about to
essay the part of one of the adolescent school-
boys in "The Awaking of Spring."
Yet, among the reporters was one who by con-
trast made Pegler seem the perfect model of
what the well-dressed officer should wear. The
correspondent to whom I refer had a uniform
which was run up for him on the machine by a.,
local seamstress in Neufchateau. It was partly
concealed by a fur coat also acquired in the
village. Maybe it was not fur but only hair shot
by guns into the surface of some cardboard kind
of substance.
Never To Be Forgotten
General Pershing quite reasonably, did not
approve. On a well-remembered occasion he
said, "Mr. Broun, you must have been coming

over some very heavy roads this morning." You
see it was pretty hard to tell which was the fur
and which was the black mud on the Vosges.
And of all the lot, I assert that I saluted
with least skill. It so happened that I was fright-
ened early in the war by a British sentry. He
gave me a salute which began with two complete
rotations of the wrist. Being no soldier I was
embarrassed and instead of replying in kind I
merely said cheerfully "Good morning." The
British sentry was very much surprised.
But I believe I still would want to string
along with the Sultan of Gimma. The best
salute is comic when performed by amateurs, and
the Fascist stretching exercise is farcical, even
in the hands of experts.
One result of the campaigning of the late
Canon Sheppard was the conversion of many
Labor sympathizers to the pacifist attitude. The
Labour Party has hitherto taken a tolerant at-
titude to this minority view within the party, so
much so that Mr. George Lansbury has been able
to take part with official spokesmen in Labour's
peace and security campaign, which has been
carried on recently.
There is, however, with the recent resignations
of Lord Arnold and Lord Sanderson, some anx-
iety at Transport House lest their example
should be followed by others. Both of them were
sntnories to the nacifist manifesto eighteen

Two Faculty Artists
Two one man shows by Professor
Barnes and Mr. Aldrich of the Archi-
tectural School are at present on ex-
hibition in the North and South gal-
leries of Alumni Memorial Hall under
the auspices of the Ann Arbor Art
Association. Both shows are of un-
usual local interest and contain pic-
tures that should appeal to all tastes.
The landscapes by Professor Barnes
give us the poetic, peaeful charm of
the Connecticut counti'y side with
occasional glimpses of the Mystic
River and the comfortable quietness
of the deep woods speckled with sun-
shine. It would indeed be hard not
to relax and let the spirit of these
paintings creep into one's heart. They
are the type of art to be lived with.
for they are livable and living in
themselves. Each picture has its
affectionate associations which the
artist quietly passes on to us. He
seems to find rest in blue hills and
green valleys and joy in the clear
azure of summer skies.
Several canvases reveal Professor
Barnes' love and understanding of
trees. Sometimes he stresses the
niass of great trunks and branches,
as in nurAber three-"In Majesty
Enthroned" and No. 15-"The Great
Tree." Again he paints with the light
feathery touch of a Gainsborough
and creates tall swaying elms like
those through which one catches
glimpses of "Boot Lake" (No. 23).
No. 7-"Path Through the Woods,
Rouge Park" and No. 25-"The Fawn
Farm Woods" show the artist's sensi-
tive use of the vertical lines of tree
Drunks to create a fine pattern spot-
ted over with the flicker of sun light
through leaves.
Though similar in subject, the pic-
tures are varied in composition. The
colors are clear and full with a ten-
dency towards blue in all. Some,
however, are warm and bright in col-
or like No. 30 "Connecticut Land-
scape" and No. 28 "New England
Garden" with its pink holyhocks.
Some. like No. 13, "Far from the:
Madding Crowd," with its old stone
wall and crooked trees, are softer and
more naturalistic without quite so
much blue.
In addition to the landscapes the
show includes three examples of the
artist's skillful handling of still life.
Still life No. 1 is noteworthy for its
color harmony and textures, while
No. 17, "Old Friends," is especially
charming not only for its rich color
but for its appealing sentiment.
Mr. Aldrich works both in oil and
pastels but, as always, he is su-
preme in the latter medium, as shown
by his beautiful flower arrangements.
The most outstanding of these is
probably the work entitled "May
Flowers," a bouquet of fleur-de-lys
and tulips against a gold curtain
which is rich in color graduations
and beautiful in design. His "Chrys-
anthemums" is also especially at-
tractive in technique and shows his
deep understanding and love for
Mr. Aldriclr is obviously at his best
in the out-of-doors and seems to in-
still his fondness for nature in the
three pictures of "Sand Dunes," done
in a free and unrestrained mood
which is engaging in its freshness.
"Spring Fields" gives us a feeling of
space that makes an attractive pat-
tern in the design, as does also "Win-
ter," a snow scene executed in a very
clever technique.
The Wgnderers

The tragic odyssey of 51 help-
less Jews from two villages in the
Austrian Burgenland. described inj
yesterday's Times, is heartbreaking
enough in itself. For six weeks these
bewildered people, arrested and rob-
bed when the Nazis took possession of
Austria, were held prisoners. They
were taken by Storm Troopers in
boats and dumiped onto a breakwa-
ter in the Danube across the Czecho-
slovak border; but their sufferings did
not end there. The Czech authorities
drove them over the Hungarian bor-
der and the Hungarians immediately
sent them back into Austria, where
35 of them were again flung into
prison. The rest have found tem-
porary refuge on a French vessel.
Even more cruel than thefstoryof
this pitiful group is the fact that
their fate is the fate of thousands of
Austrian refugees- whom no country
will shelter. This incident is but one
in a vast tragedy, almost too inhuman
to be true. But worse than true be-'
cause it is typical. It offers an unan-
swerable argument for action to fol-
low up the initiative of the President
for an international rescue party.
-The New York Times.
Prof. Ernst A. Philippson of the
German department will give an in-
formal talk on "Die Fremworterfrage
im Deutschen at the German Table

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Monday, April 25, 1 p.m.,t
A-B, 2 Ec.
C-J, D Haven.
K-Z, C Haven.
E.E. 7A, Building Illumination:
Those members of the class who have
not yet availed themselves of thef
opportunity to have some instruc-
tion and experience in use of port-
able photometers and making of
lighting surveys, may have a final
opportunity to do so, with Mr. Wake-
field in Room 445 West Engineering
Building at 2 p.m. on Saturday,
April 23.
Actuarial Examinations: Rooms in
which these examinations will take
place are as follows: Monday and
Tuesday mornings, in the basement
of the Economics Building; Monday
afternoon, 3010 Angell Hall; Tuesday
afternoon, 3201 Angell Hall,
Summer Session, College of Archi-
tecture: The following architectural
courses will be offered during the
coming summer session:
Arch. 2, 5, and 6; Assistant Profes-
sr Brigham.
Arch. 7, 8, 9, 10, and 105; Asso-
ciat Professor Troedsson.
Decorative Design courses will be
offered as follows:
D.D.1; Assistant Professor Brig-
D.D.2, 4, 5, and 31; Assistant Pro-j
fessor Fowler.
D.D. 37; Associate Professor Troed-e
Courses in Outdoor Drawing and
Painting, Draw. 24s and 30s, will bet
given by Associate Professor Slus-z
Professors Brigham, Fowler, and1
Slusser may be consulted at theirl
offices in the Architectural Building.t
Those interested in Professor Troed-
sson's courses may inquire at the of-
fice of the College, Room 207. E
ConcerI s
Graduation Recital. Mary Francest
McDonough, violoncellist, will give a
graduation recital in the School of
Music Auditorium, Monday evening,c
April 25, at 8:15 o'clock, to which the
general public is invited.i
An Exhibition of paintings by Er-
nest Harrison Barnes and of paint-
ings and pastels by Frederick H. Ald-
rich. Jr., both of the faculty of thes
College of Architecture, is presented
by the Ann Arbor Art Association in
the North and South Galleries of
Alumni Memorial Hall, April 18k
through May 1. Open daily includ-
ing Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m., ad-
mission free to students and mem-
Mortimer J. Adler, leading exponent
of medieval thought at the Univer-
sity of Chicago, will deliver two lec-
tures on Sunday; at St. Mary's Chap-
el at 4:30 p.m., "Science and Phil-
osophy"; at the Michigan Union
Ballroom at 8 p.m., "Theology the{
Queen of the Sciences."
University Lecture: Mr. Alfred
Jules Ayer, M.A., of Christ Church,t
Oxford University, will lecture on
"Some Problems of Perception" at
4:15 p.m., Monday, April 25, in 1025
Angell Hall, under the auspices of
the Department of Philosophy. The
public is cordially invited.
Wildlife Lecture: Mr. Stanley P.
Young, Chief of the Division of Pre-
dator and Rodent Control, U.S. Bu-~
reau of Biological Survey, will give.
an illustrated lecture on the cougar
in northern Mexico at 10 a.m., Mon-
day, April 25, in the Natural Science
Auditorium. All students in the

School of Forestry and Conservation
are expected to attend, and any others
interested are cordially invited.
University Lecture: Miss Marjorie
Daunt, Reader in English Language,
University of London, and Visiting
Lecturer, Smith College, will lecture
"The English Acoent-What Is It?
How Is It?" on Thursday, April 28,
at 4:15 p.m. in Natural Science Audi-
torium under the auspices of the
Department of English. The public
is cordially invited.
University Lecture: Professor Bar-
ker Fairley of the University of Tor-
onto will give a lecture in English on
"Goethe and Frau von Stein," on
Wednesday, May 4. at 4:15 Natural
Science. The public is cordially in-
Events Today
Women's Debate Tournament: The
following debates are scheduled for
2 p.m. today:
Room 1025 A.H. Mosher, Aff. vs.
Jordan, Neg.
RPnnm MA A" rNCammn. Phi 1:Ln

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

the treatment of certain phases of
the question. Interested persons are
Mimes: Tryouts for the Michigras
show report to Room 305 of the
Union at 3:15 p.m. today. There are
openings for all those who appear
interested. No special ability is nec-
The Outdoor Club will meet at
Lane Hall at 2 o'clock today to bi-
cycle to Ypsi. All students who like
to bike are invited to come along.
All Independent Men interested in
working on a Michigras float, please
report to Room 306 of the Union to-
day at 5 p.m.
Coming Events
German Table for Faculty Mem-
bers: The regular luncheon meeting
will be held Monday at 12:10 p.m.
in the ,Founders' Room of the Michi-
gan Union. All faculty members in-
terested in speaking German are
cordially invited. There will be an in-
formal 10-minute talk by Professor
Ernst A. Philippson on "Die Fremd-
worterfrage im Deutschen."
Biological Chemistry Seminar, Mon-
day, April 25, 3:30 p.m., Room 313
West Medical Building.
"Alcaptonuria, Phenylpyruvic Oli-
gophrenia, Errors of Metabolism
Which Concern the Aromatic Amino
Acids" will be discussed. All interest-
ed are invited.
Students of the College of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts: A meet-
ing will be held on Tuesday, April 26,
at 4:15 p.m. in Room 1020 Angell
Hall for students of the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts and
others interested in graduate studies.
The meeting will be addressed by
Dean C. S. Yoakum of the .- H.
Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
The final meeting in the vocational
series will be addressed by Dean W.
I. Bennett of the School of Architec-
ture on Thursday, April 28.
Deutscher Verein: Meeting Thurs-
day, April 28 at 4:15 in Room 2003
Angell Hall. Professor Harold A.
Basilius of Wayne University will
speak on "Die Deutschen im Staate
Michigan." Everybody interested is
invited to attend.
German Play: The beutsher Vere-
in of the University of Michigan pre-
sents Hermann Bahr's "Das Kon-
zert," Monday, April 25 at 8:30 p.m.
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Tickets are available at the German
Department Office and at the theatre
box office.
French Play: The Cercle Francais
presents "L'Avare" by Moliere, at the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Friday,
April 20, at 8:30 o'clock. Tickets at
the %,ox office Thursday and Friday.
Lectures on Religion: Mr. Kenneth
Morgan, Director of the Student Re-
ligious Association will give a series
of three lectures comparing eastern
and western religions based on his
experiences in Hindu monasteries.
Tuesday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. at Lane
Hall he will discuss "The Founding
of a. New Religion." On the suc-
ceeding Tuesdays, the subjects will be
("Sensational Religion" and "Religion
Reforms the Economic System."
Polonia Literary Circle will hold a
joint meeting with the Michigan
Polish Historical Society at 2:30 p.m.,
on Sunday, April 24, in the Grand
Rapids Room of the Michigan Wom-
en's League. All members are .cor-
dially requested to be present. The
program will include two short lec-
tures, on The Changing of Polish
Names, by Mr. S. B. Stefan, instruc-
tor of Polish Culture, St. Mary's Col-
lege, Orchard Lake, Michigan, and
on Leadership in the Process of As.-

similation, by P. A. Ostafin, fellow
in the department of Sociology. Tea
will be served by the members of the
Polonia Literary Circle.
Scalp and Blade: The Michigan
Chapter of the Buffalo Fraternity
will hold an election of officers for
the coming year. It is imperative
that all members attend this im-
portant meeting to be held at 5:00
o'clock in the Union, Sunday, April
The Christian Student Prayer
Group will hold its regular meeting
at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 24, in the
Michigan League. The room will be
announced on the bulletin board
there. All Christian students are
The Graduate Outing Club will
meet at Lane Hall on Sunday at 2:45
and will go for a hike. An outdoor
supper will be served. All graduate
students are welcome.
Bowling: Contrary to previous an-
nouncement the bowling alleys at


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