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al er's Cabinet:
Up A Tree?.
the Daladier French Cabinet is
floundering, as did its immediate predecessors,
in the quagmires of finances and politics. The
truth is that nobody in France expected the
new government to last more than a month. Like
the second Blum ministry all that was expected
of the coalition was a temporary respite from the
fundamental internal difficulties in the interest
of French nationalism and prestige abroad.
Ddladier's government aroused no enthusiasm.
The press of the Right is friendly, although a
little patronizing. Considerable reserve is shown
by the Socialists and Communists, and almost
open hostility by the C.G.T. (the trade unions'
federatipn), which resents M. Daladier's threat
to deal vigorously with stay-in strikers, dislikes
the return to "orthodox financial methods," and
holds that the Daladier government may before
long become the "prisoner of the right."
Of infinitely more importance to the continu-
ation of the Daladier government than any vote
of confidence in the Chamber is its sucessful
termination of the strikes in the aircraft. fac-
tories. The strikes were exceedingly unpopular,
especially among the Jacobin elements of the
Parisian working-class parties, since they placed
serious obstacles in the progress of the rearm-
ament program. The Socialist Populaire has
been attacking the Communists violently, ac-
cusihg them of double-dealing during the last
two years, of constantly stabbing M. Blum in the
back, Thorez, the Communist leader, and the
responsible heads of the C.G.T. have, in their
turn, vehemently accused Trotzkyite and "cagou-
lard" agents with precipitating the strikes in
order to discredit the parties of the Left in the
eyes of the defense-conscious workers.
French official foreign policy, directed now by
.M. Bonnet, remains vague. Undoubtedly France
will defend herself and her Imperial interests
and will honor all her treaties and pacts. The
French people are convinced, however, that their
security depends as much upon the evacuation
of Spain as anything else. Until a French gov-
ernment takes definite steps to halt the process
of Fascist encirclement of the country, it will
never receive the unqualified support of the

majority of the citizens of the Republic.
Dladier's treatment of internal difficulties is
equally vague and misdirected. The Premier re-
ceived. the authority of Parliament to enact by
decree until July 31, all measures that he deems
necessary for national defense and for the re-
storation of the national economy. Among the
aims and measures of the decree enactments
are a new advance from the Bank of France of
10,000,000 francs, an anticipated but unlikely,
restoration of budgetary unity, the improvement
of the balance of trade, a moderate increase in
taxation, a special tax on war industries and a
large defense loan. It is important to note that
the scope of the bill is not nearly as wide as that
of M. Blum's. It covers only a number of meas-
ures necessary to meet the immediate needs of
the situation.,
It is not unlikely that M. Daladier realizes
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tends to lay all the blame for the steady de-
crease in production on thelaw passed by the
first Blum government enforcing the forty-hour
week, but this criticism has already been met by
allowing a longer working week in certain key
industries. It is clear then, that this is not the
whole story of France's stagnating industry. The
Wall Street Journal reports from the Bourse
indicate that French capital continues to flow
out of the country at the slightest provocation
and is only rarely coaxed back-and then in an
unimpressive trickle.
M. Blum, with realistic cognizance of the ec-
onomic ramifications of the problem proposed a
form of exchange control, an increase in direct
taxation and a capital levy. Daladier's efforts
have mainly been political. The charming and
,simple solution by "hard work," the proposal of
the captious M. Flandin, is naive.
The basis for the domestic deadlock is, in its
essence, clear. Can a Socialist Government run
a capitalist country? It is the same dilemma
that ruined Ramsay McDonald, and, to a certain
extent hampers the New Deal. Any attempts
to push through reforms for the protection of
the majority while clinging to laissez-faire ec-
onomics is bound to fail. The London Times
pertinently points out that the Conservative
Party of Great Britain has effected more reforms
than either the Liberal or the Labor Party pre-
cisely because it made no attempt to insist on the
forms of laissez-faire.
It is difficult to be optimistic regarding the
prospects of any new French Cabinet until there
is definite indication that it will be more real-
istic in domestic and foreign policies. In short,
it must be ready to concede, without vacillation,
that exchange control is a necessary internal
corrective, and it must be responsive to the de-
sires of the great majority of the people for a
,positive stand against further fascist aggression,
especially in Spain.
The Daladier government, to suceed must keep
a careful equilibrium between the Left and
Right/but, in the opinion of many observers it
has already shown an ominous slant towards
the Right-which may if it continues-bring
about a change in the Government majority and
drive the Left into concerted opposition. The
working class, whose good will and cooperation
M. Daladier said, in his acceptance speech, was
"essential to any French Government in these
difficult times" is looking at the cabinet with
some distr'ust. The ront Populaire may be dead
in the Ministry, but it is very much alive in the
country-all the recent by-elections have proved
Broadening the base of the Government may
give it more initial support, but it adds to the
number of issues on which internal disagreement
may -arise. Unless unexpected leadership de-
velops from within the ranks of a revitalized
Popular Front, there is grave danger that the
fateful predictions of Pertinax of L' Eulope Non-
velle and Alexander Werth of the New Statesman
and Nation will be consummated in the near
future. France may become progressively more
disorganized until it faces once more an imme-
diate threat of civil war.
Elliott Maraniss

Ii feemj o M
Heywood Broun
Franklin D Roosevelt is extremely skillful in
impromptu remarks, and I think that he has sel-
dom been more felicitous than in his brief dis-
course to the Daughter of the American Revolu-
tion. I hope the text he furnished is graven in
the heart of every lady who
heard him.
"Remember always that
all of us, and you and I espe-
""cially," said the President,
"are descended from immi-
grants and revolutionists."
It was well put, but one
may doubt that the Daugh-
ters will remember. The or-
ganization has spent a great
many yeas in teaching its members to forget
their radical and humble forebears. By now
they seem to believe that there were plush car-
pets at Valley Forge, and that the embattled
farmers of Concord rose to protest against the
New Deal. Indeed, whenever there is reactionary
work to be done somebody takes the name of
Paul Revere in vain.
And from under the sod where the distin-
guished silversmith is buried comes a muttering.
They say that Paul Revere stirs in his long sleep
and calls out, "Whoa, Bess Let's turn around and
go back to the stable. Some of this crowd aren't
worth the saving."
* * * *
The D.A.R. And A Small Boy
I have always had a great interest in the
D.A.R., because as a nianly lad of 9 or 10 I used
to sit outside the door and eavesdrop on the dis-
cussions of the New York Chapter. The Daugh-
ters met at our house once a year. Practically
everybody met at our house. It was the head-
quarters of the Silent Nine, the grammar school
fraternity, of which I was secretary and treas-
urer, and there were weekly gatherings of the
Anti-Bug Society, a group formed by my brother
to discourage the rising tide of feminism. My
father belonged to a club called the Forty-third
Street Farmers, which met almost every night
in the week, but their rendezvous was a saloon
way down town.
And so the great day at home was the annual
gathering of the Daughters to elect local officers.
My mother invariably ran for first vice president,
but unfortunatelg she never made it. Progres-
sively she put more effort into her campaign and
for two days before the conclave all of us chil-
dren had to help Kate, the cook, squeeze oranges
and lemons. I was too frail to be of much as-
sistance to my brother in getting the gin up out
of the cellar.
I do not think the Daughters had anything
personal against mymother. As an amateur re-
porter I snooped around and never unearthed,
any whispering campaign. The trouble was with
the ancestor through whom we qualified for ad-
mission. There seems to be no doubt that he
was a wrong guy, although a general. Smug little
vice presidents slid into office with no claim
higher than that of a corporal or quartermaster
with which to bless themselves. But when my
mothers name was placed in nomination and she
was identified as the great granddaughter of
General Stirling, the silence was so intense that
you could hear an eyebrow lift.
Good Old General Stirling
It seems that General Stirling, whose proud
blood courses, or rather ambles, through my
veins, led the most famous retreat in ,American
history. He was a on a horse and had every six-
furlong record shattered when he ran into George
Washington, who bawled him out good and
proper. That incident has led to what is knwn
to psychiatrists as the Broun inferiority complex.
But my mother took her .defeats in good part.
She may have been down but she was never out.
Addressing herself to the successful rival, she
would ask sweetly; "Will you have cream or
lemon, dear?" And whatever the newly elected
vice president said, she got a good strong shot of

The Military al
To the Editor:
I feel deeply indebted to Mr. Hetzel for so
clearly presenting the thoughts' and ideas of an
admitted pacifist. I am very happy to admit
that his view leaves me with the alternative
of being a militarist. It's a shame too, because
[ am a peaceloving individual.
Mr. Hetzel, I feel sad to think that such an
analytical mind as yours will suffer the ignominy
of being pure cannon fodder without the gold
braid when our next world war arrives. Your
letter leads me in some way, to think that you
are not a member of the Reserve Officers Training
Corps. You and I both missed out then, didn't
we? But never mind, maybe we can both get in
the same outfit, if so I'll show you that even
you, you wonderful man, might sell your ideals
for a voluptuous female. Ask the man who owns
May I thank you from the bottom of my cal-
loused heart for not letting the people of Mich-
igan put you in Mr. Murphy's shoes so that
you might tender the Ball Committee your rude
reply to the honor submitted him. But keep on
hoping. Perhaps you can persuade the voters
of Nebraska to make you governor so you can
have your fun. Three cheers for your best
friends who attend. Maybe they and I can get
together and have fun.
Seriously, Mr. Hetzel, why is the Military Ball
such a blasphemy of youth? The R.O.T.C. is not
an agent of opposite dogma io the fine character-
istics you list for the University. If anything,

Das Konzert
(Of The English Dept).
The Deutscher Verein took over
the Mendelssohn Theatre last night,
delighting a sympathetic audience
with a facile, comprehensible perfor-
mance of "Das Konzert," a comedy
by Hermann Bahr, contemporary
German playwright. This is the so-
ciety's third venture into dramatics
within a three-period, and it is grati-
fying to report a development which
indicates that a German play must
hereafter be a regular part of each
year's theatrical program on the
Michigan campus.
Bahr's play on the stage last night
proved an exceedingly fortunate
choice for this part of the Verein's ac-
tivities. No repellant classic this, but
genuine modern comedy, built around
a situation inherently humorous an
familiar, with ample opportunity for
the sort of satire which leaves even
its object amused-if not reformed.
Despite the time which has elapsed
Since its first presentation (1909).
"Das Konzert" has not dated, as was
evident from the response of last
night's spectators, who thoroughly
enjoyed watching the temperamental
ianist, Gustav Heink, get himself
nto a romantic predicament from
.vhich his experienced, sympathetic
vife alone could rescue him. And
,vhen, as the curtain fell on an inci-
vent suggesting that he would soon'
gain need assistance from the same
iource, the audience left the theatre,
1t was everywhere evident that every-
)ody, on the stage and in the audi-
Iorium, had had .a good time.
Credit therefore must go chiefly to
Otto Graf, who had coached these
indergraduate bi-linguists so effi-
iently that there were few indeed
if those embarrassing moments bom-
non in foreign language productions
vhen it suddenly appears that the
>erformers are glibly uttering sounds
if whose meaning they are unaware.
,Aoreover, he made actors of them-
vell, the important ones, anyway.
These important ones, last night,
were definitely Arthur Klein, as the
aforementioned pianist, and Emma
V. Hirsch, as Marie, the aforemen-
tioned wife. although others, notably
he two to whom the less subtle com-
dy was entrusted-Edward Wetter
Ind Marie Bachman. as the Pollin-
ger's, pasant caretakers of the pi-
mist's country retreat, were not far
behind in successful portrayals. Rolfe,
Weil, Ethel Winnai, and Lola Bor-
;emeister, played parts of secondary
rank skillfully enough.
It having become almost a con-
vention in reports of this kind to
point out that all campus groups
2oncerned with play producing are
!aving a bad time of it because of
the lack of a "laboratory theatre," it
should be said here that Otto Graf
and the Deutscher Verein might have
done an even better job with "Das
Konzert" if such facilities had been
Senate Notes
The Student Senate meets tonight
to hear a series of resolutions from its
Rousing committee; while three oth-
er investigating commissions - Stu-
dent Politics, Library, and Book
Prices- are also scheduled to tell
the Senate what they are doing.
There is no indication that their work
has progressed beyond the beginning
stages, but the Housing committee,
now in existence for six weeks, has
held one open hearing and done a
good deal of able fact-finding.

Besides the committee reports,
three motions have been put on the
docket by various Senators. The first,
by Sen. Phil Westbrook, calls for the
introdwetion of a course on sex edu-
cation and marriage, the second, by
Sen. Robert Perlman, suggests the
establishment of a Senate committee
to study local labor conditions, and
the third, by Sen. Martin Dworkis,
seeks to set up a 'special continuatir.;
committee to see that the Senate gets
established next year. In' addition
to these, there may, of course, be mo-
tions from the floor after regular
business has been finished. It is
interesting to note that some of the
most spirited Senate debates - on
the Neafus case, and on American
foreign policy - have come on mo-
tions so introduced, motiomi which
never graced the official Agenda.
* * *
A motion supporting a reading
period before semester final examina-
tions was entered by Sen. Haroldf
Ossepow, but, due to the latter's pres-
ence in the hospital, will be held over
until May tenth, May third being un-
available'because of the Housing
committee's second open hearing on
that date. The idea of a reading'
period has been noised about for some
years among campus groups and the
sentiment of the Senate, when taken,
should reveal just how real the de-'
mand for this reform is.
. . frifvNihT~r

VOL. XLVIII. No. 145
Sophomore, Junior and Senior En-
gineers: Mid-Semester reports for
grades below C are now on file and
open to inspection in the office of
the Assistant Dean, Room 259 West
Engineering Building.
A few Scholarships and Fellowships
are available for graduate study in
Religious Education, particularly in-
teresting to Episcopalians, Presbyter-
ians, and Methodists. An interview
concerning these fellowships may be
had any day from 11 to 12 in the
morning and 3 to 5 in the afternoon
in Room 9, University Hall, with 'E.
W. Blakeman, Counselor in Religious
First Mortgage Loans: The Univer-
sity has a limited amount of funds
to loan on modern well-located Ann
Arbor residential property. Interest
at current rates. Apply Investment
Office, Room 100, South Wing,
University Hall.
The Bureau has received notice of
the following Michigan Civil Service
Hospital Dietitian, A2, $70 per
month and maintenance.
Dairy Products Inspector, A2, $110
per month.
Housemother, C2, C1, and B, $40 to
$70 per month and maintenance.
Applications for the above exam-
inations must be postmarked before
midnight, April 28, 1938.
For further information, please
call; at the office, 201 Mason Hall.
Office hours: 9-12 and 2-4.
University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational In-
Seniors, School of Education, Sen-
iors who are graduating in June or
August or those who have graduated
in February should be ordering and
purchasing their commencement in-
vitations at this time.
Samples will be on display April
21 through April 29. Orders will be
taken on these days for the announce-
Time, 2-4 p.m. Place, outer office
of School of Education. Deadline,
April 29.
Seniors School of Education: A final
collection of class dues will be made
this week in conjunction with the
ordeing of announcements in the
outer office of the School of Educa-
tion. Dues are but $1 and it is
necessary that they be paid at this
time. Throughout the week, the dues
may be paid each afternoon between
the hours of 2-4.
Attention: Senior Engineers: You
are hereby reminded tht the sale of
Commencement Announcements will
continue through this week only and
that it will be absolutely impossible
to place an order after 3 p.m. Fri-
day, April 30.
Orders may be placed at a desk
near the Mechanical Engineering of-
fice in the West Engineering Build-
ing between the hours of 9 and 12
a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. throughout
the week.
The announcement booklets in-
clude the names of February and
August graduates as well as those of
Attention Senior Engineers: All
Senior Engineers who wish to rent
caps and gowns from the Cap and
Gown Committee must register this
week. Lists and instructions will be
posted on the two bulletin boards on
the second floor of the West En-
gineering Building, and in Room 2028
in the East Engineering Building.
Registration should include your
name, department, cap size, gown
size (small, medium, or large), and
the occasion for which the cap and
gown are required. Caps and gowns

I will be issued 'from the League on
Thursday for the Honors Convoca-
tion. Since there are a limited num-
ber of caps and gowns, early regis-
tration is urged. Issuances will be
made in the order of registration. All
registration must be completed on
Wednesday, April 27. A deposit of
$4 will be required, $2.50 of which
will be refunded when cap and gown
are returned after graduation. Is-
suances cannot be made unless class
dues are fully paid up.
Harp Recital. Mary Jane Clark, in-
structor in harp, assisted by three
of her students, Betty Walker of
Grand Rapids, Marian Karch of
Monroe and Dr. Grace Song-Line of
Howell. will give an interesting pro-
gram of harp number's in the Audi-
torium of the School of Music build-

ing on Maynard Stree, at 8:15 p.m.
Wednesday evening, April 27.
An Exhibition of paintings by Er
nest Harrison Barnes and of paint-
ings and pastels by Frederick H. Ald-
ricr, 'Jr., both of the faculty of the
College of Architecture, is presented
by the Ann Arbor Art Association in
the North and South Galleries of
Alumni Memorial Hall, April 18
through May 1. Open daily includ-
ing Sundays from 2 to 5 p m., ad-
mission free to students and mem-

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




University Lecture: Miss Marjorie
Daunt, Reader in English Language,
University of London, and Visiting
Lecturer, Smith College, will lecture
"The English Accent-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-
Annual Mayo Lecture: Dr. M. S.
Henderson of the Mayo Clinic will
deliver the Annual Mayo Lecture to
the Medical students and faculty on
April 29, 1938, at 1:30 p.m. in the
Main Hospital Amphitheater. The
subject of his talk will be "The
Treatment of Fractures of the Neck
of the Femur."
Events Today
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.
Chemical and Metallurgical En-
gineering Seminar. Mr. G. J. Guarni-
eri will be the speaker at the Sem-
inar for graduate students in Chemi-
cal and Metallurgical Engineering. to-
day at 4 o'clock in Room 3201 E. En-
gineering Bldg. His subject will e
"Acceptance Tests for the Evalua-
tion of High Temperature Creep
Properties of Metals."
The Fellowship of Reconciliation
meets tonight at nine o'clock at Lane
Hall Library. Nelson Fuson will lead
the discussion on Gregg's pamphlet,
"Training for Peace." Those in-
terested in Pacifism are invited to at-
Finance Committee of Frosh Pro-
ject will hold a meeting todayat 4:30
at the League, Room will be post-
ed on the bulletin board. Attendance
will be taken.
Christian Science Organization:
8:15 p.m. League Chapel Students,
alumni and faculty are invited to at-
tend the services.

The, Value Of

German Literature

To the Editor:
Reports have been published about the decline
in the number of students of German in Amer-
ican schools and universities. That such de-
cline has become a reality is greatly to be re-
'gretted, since literature and art are among the
most .arecious things of life. The decline re-
ferred to is primarily to be attributed to the
resentment felt against Germany during and
after the World War and has now become accen-
tuated by the terror of the Hitler regime during
the last five years. But one may well ask why
language and literature should be sacrificed on
account of political events with which they have
no connection. To stop the study of German lit-
erature, one of the foremost in the world, must
inevitably result in a great and irreparable loss
to culture. Can the world afford such a loss?
Goethe, Schiller, Lessing and Heine-to men-
tion only a few-are among the towering geniuses
of Germany. Who has not spent delightful
days, nay years, in the study of Faust, which
ranks as the greatest philosophical drama the
world has produced. "Faust is the epic of the
age and the history of the human mind," wrote
Tame, an eminent Frenchman. The truth,
beauty, and life embodied in Faust are over-
whelming. Not only Faust, but all the poetry of
Goethe is based on life, in the sense that it is the
expression of the author's personal experiences.
Moreover, Goethe's prose works are so many
masterpieces of the world's literature.
Then there is Schiller, with his soul-stirring
dramas which are an inspiration to those to
whom liberty is dearer than life itself: I refer
to 'Wilhelm Tell' and 'Don Carlos.'
After Schiller, there is Lessing, with his famous
'Nathan der Wise,' the aim of which is to teach
religious tolerance and universal love. A great
German professor, Kuno Fischer, wrote a mono-
graph on Lessing's 'gospel of love' which conclud-
ed with these words: "The world is grown older
by one hundred years. Judging by our own
times, it seems to be farther away than ever
from the road pointed out by Lessing." Kuno
Fischers monograph was written in 1880. If he
were livimg, what would Kuno Fischer write
today about his native Germany?
Now we come to Heine, whose lyric poetry, if
not fully equal to that of Goethe is certainly
the next greatest of its kind in Germany. To
those unacquainted with Heine's poetry, there is
a great treasure in store. In addition to Heine's
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Graduate Students' Council.
meet at the Union tonight at 8
Constitution to be analyzed.


Student Senate: The Senate will
meet this evening at 7:30 in the
Union. The agenda includes several
motions and reports of committees
and all Senators are urged to be pres-
ent. The meeting will be open to the
general public.
The Romance Club will meet
today at 4:10 p.m., in Room 108 R.L.
The program will be: Mr. L. F. Dow:
Renaus or Renart, Dr. Hirsch Hoot-
kins: El Papiamento.
Iota Sigma Pi. There will be an
open meeting tonight at 7:30 in the
Michigan League. Dr. Jacob Sachs
will speak on the Chemistry of Mus-
cular Contraction.
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.
This evening at 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."
Michigan Dames: General meeting
Tuesdaya8:15 p.m., in the Grand
Rapids Room of the League. . Elec-
tion of new officers. Each member
is asked to bring one or more white
elephants for the auction and swap
sale which will follow the election.
Mimes: Casting for the Michigras
show will start at 3 p.m. today in
Room 302 of the Union. New tryouts
will still have an opportunity to par-

What Is Habitual?
To the Editor.:
In offering his advice concerning a
lack of facts in your editorial entitled
"Two Prisoners," W. G. adds the fol-

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