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It is important for society to avoid the
neglect of adults, but positively dangerous
for it to thwart the ambition of youth to
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Comes The
Revolution, Baby...
A FEW WEEKS AGO the Blond Bri-
gade for the Prevention of War was
in the process of being formed in the East. The
organization's scheme for the stamping out of'
war is simple. Du'ing the incipient stages of
the next war, brigades and battalions of beautiful
and bewitching blondes will stand up in the front
line trenches and defy the enemy to mow them
Now it stands to reason, 'according to the or-
ganization's leaders, that a man would be a
fool and a beast if h were to, shoot down a
beautiful maid. This in short, is the modus
operandi of the Blond Brigade.
But it is not their method' that is the im-
portant thing. The movement shows the grow-
ing consciousness of woman, and beautiful
woman at that, of the horrors of war. The
women realize that in the long run, if war is
to continue in its present path of slaughter and
destruction, that women will be shot down, ex-
terminted just as surely and as inevitably as
though they were facing the rifles of the enemy
in the front line.
It has been a ]ong recognized fact that while
the men bear the physical brunt of war, war
leaves an indelible scar on the female of the
species and that the horribleness of the rent"
is reflected mentally in the offspring of those
affected. Coupled with this is the fact that
some forms of patriotism of our more militant
brothers are merely attempts to show the girl
friend the extent of their bravery. It must
necessarily follow that since women are those
most affected by war and since they are a cause
for much of our man power, that they can
be a primary factor in war's prevention.
The silliness of the approach of the Blond:
Brigade for the Prevention of War does not
overshadow the nobility and desirability of its
purpose. Rather the silliness gives them much
needed publicity and may force onto other
women the realization that they hold the bal-
ance Which, by concerted and organized action,
may eventually right what they rightly call
"Man's idiotic world."
Milton Fineberg.

As-Others SeeIt
Big Year For The Middlewest
The Middle West now has good reason to puff
out its collective chest and lay claim to the
literary supremacy once the traditional property
of the East. As everyone knows, the tide of
native inspiration has long been flowing in this
direction, and the cause for jubilation at this par-
ticular time lies in the geographical distribution
of the latest Pulitzer Prize awards.
Of the 10 awards to individuals, eight go to
native sons of the great central area. No fewer
than three hail from Illinois. Vaughn Shoe-
maker of Chicago is the prize cartoonist. W. W.
Waymack of Des Moines, who wins the editorial-

The Editor
Gets Told...
Hooray For Charley!
To the Editor:
There comes the psychological moment in every
soldier's (and politician's) life, when he must lay
down his arms and wave the flag, not of bur-
render, but of truce. I believe that time has
come. The Student Senate Political Investigat-
ing Committee has handed in a condemnation of
politics, and that should swiftly finish them. It is
a good think. Certainly a workable system,
whereby class officers and dance chairmen are
chosen through merit, is a desirable course. There
is not one member of my fraternity and its af-
filiates who could have it otherwise. But-and
this is what I have taken the butt of much
campus "ribbing" for-I have stood in the way
of reform for the sole purpose of reforming the
reformers. If, in this process, I have created
a furor, it was because I found it necessary to
attract attention to a very important movement
in campus politics. Attention has been focused
on that movement and we are now ready to help
it along.
I say this is a truce and not surrender, for
though we surrender (we have always been sur-
rendered, for that matter) to the idea of reform
in politics, we do not intend to surrender to a
system with greater evils, and by greater evils
I nean a hierarchy (sic) of politically minded
men on campus who may be hiding behind the
skirts of "POLITICAL REFORM" as a means
to their own political dominance on campus. This
must not be! If it is to be reform, it must be
honest reform and political or personal ambi-
tions must be subordinate to the good of politics
in general. This is all we ask of the several
reform leaders who are being personalities with
the background of political reform, rather than
political reform with themselves in the back-
ground as it should be.
Of the group who have been behind me, I as
that they follow the leadership of Colvin Gibson,
'40, Theta Chi, a truly brilliant student, who
knows the ins and outs of politics as few people
do on this campus. He believes in reform,
and you will follow his leadership to see that hon-
est reform is carried out. As for me, I reluctantly
leave this school and the political picture and I
want to sincerely thank you who have been loyal
to me for your faith in me, and my wish is that
you give Colvin this same support. It is needed
even more today than it has ever been in the
To those whom I have fought, I say it has been
a grand fight, and I know, out of common de-
cency for that which you say you stand for-
political reform-that it will be honest political
reform. It must be that. I ask my followers
to see to it that everyone-every single member
of the Class of '40 gets a square deal. You must
stand united as a group to see that thing which
we have fought for-HONEST-reform in politics
-carried through.
-Charley Frost.
As many of its patrons probably observed, most
of the prizes given out at the Michigras were
made in Japan. The social consciousness which
impels our fraternities and sororities to work for
a women's swimming pool apparently seems to
them perfectly consistent with scabbing on the
boycott of a nation now attempting the murder
and robbery of the Chinese people.
R. S. Warshow.
Martin Greenber.
Edith Folkoff.
Leo Kirschbaum.
Morris Greenhut.
born in Glasgow, who wins his second prize as
a Washington correspondent.
That leaves only two outsiders: John P. Mar-
quand, winner of the novel prize, sole upholder

this year of the New England tradition, and
Marya Zaturenska, winner of the poetry prize,
of Bronxville, N. Y., via Moscow.
The cultured Middle West, proudly displaying
80 per cent of the annual laurels, leaves the un-
couth East gaping open-mouthed, and probably
hoping for a renaissance.
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The School of forestry at the University of
Georgia is cooperating with the Federal Surplus
Commodities corporation in finding new uses for

Jfeeinr loMe
Heywood Broun
Every now and then somebody says that if
President Roosevelt don't mend his ways he will
"lose his place in history." To me that hardly
seems likely. In the first place, the chronicle
which he is making still has plainly marked at
the end of the present installment "To be con-
tinued." Fate alone knows
how many more chapters are
to come.
I still cling to my impres-
sion that the final definitive
biography of Mr. Roosevelt
will be in three volumes.
There are those who insist
that the power and prestige
of the Chief Executive al-
ready are ended and that
the commentators of the future will have little
to record after the spring of 1938.
They could be right. It is the privilege of any
men to make whatever bets he pleases in the
winter book of posterity. But there is such a
thing as form in history as well as in horse
racing, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt seems
to be an assidiolus student of past performances.
He has studied the charts more closely than most
of his predecessors.
It is my notion that as a close student of Amer-
ican history he has had a concern with what will
be said about him when he is done. Indeed, I
think he had the research scholars of twenty
years or fifty years hence in mind when he pre-
pared for publication "The Public Papers and
Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt." It was as if
he sent emissaries ahead of him across Jordan.
Both Wheat And Chaff
To be sure, the estimate to be made by the
scholars of the future concerning Roosevelt will
be based upon a vast amount of source material.
Naturally there will be a careful survey of the
journalistic judgments written in Mr. Roose-
velt's own time. But even the most earnest
searcher after facts will not find it physically
possible to read all the editorials in the Chicago
Tribune or digest the entire bulk of Dorothy
Thompson's columnar output and radio broad-
Although they spoke to smaller audiences there
were famous journalists in the days of Lincoln,
and by the time Woodrow Wilson came to office
syndication was well established. And yet the
reader will not find that press comment figures
very largely in any biography of either man.
Most of it is buried at the back of the book or
ii footnotes at the bottom of the page.
It is entirely possible that as yet the his-
torians have erred in not making a more search-
ipg study of the files. You can find old news-
papers on pantry shelves and in the public li-
But on the whole it is ' virtue rather than
a fault that a newspaper piece is written for
Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning and not
for all time. And if it isn't a virtue"it is at least
a necessity. And so a vast amount of con-
temporary criticism will be less than the dust
in fifty years. Dorothy Thompson may be a
footnote, and in 2038 it is at least possible that
there will not even be a living soul who ever
heard of Walter Lippmann.

T hird Concent
Overture to "The Bartered Bride"
Smetana. More than a few composers
have written music which they boldly
designated by the title of "Comedy
Overture," but none of their- works
can surpass, in the portrayal of over-
whelming good spirits coupled with
delicious melody and exhilarating
rhythms, that jolliest of all over-
tures, the "Bartered Bride" of Sime-
tana. The opera's central theme of
procuring a bride by barter is in-
triguing enough in itself, and seems to
have inspired the composer to his best
efforts. It was due to the immediate'
success of this work at its initial pre-
sentation in 1866 that Smetana was
made conductor of the Opera in
Prague - an appointment which.
someone has said, gave him "great
honor, small wages, some enviers and
many enemies.,
The Sorcerer's Apprentice-Dukas.
The tale of a magician's apprentice
who, his master being gone, uses that
worthy's cabalistic formula to com-
mand a staff to carry water for him
and then does not know the words
necessary to revoke the command,
with the result that he is rescued from
a watery excess of his own desires only
by the return of the master, goes back
as far as the dialogues of Lucian, in
whose "The Lie-Fancier" the story is
found in an ancient Egyptian setting.
The modern version, by which Paul
Dukas was inspired to compose his
orchestral scherzo on the subject, is
found in Goethe's poem of "The Ma-
gician's Apprentice."
It was by reason of this work that
Dukas came into international popu-
larity in 1897, and although at his
death two years ago he had a long
list of published compositions to his
credit, it is probably by this work
alone that he will be remembered.
The reasons for its popularity are
not hard to discern. Besides being
one of the finest examples of the
more realistic type of program music,'
"L'Apprentice Sorcier" comprises a
combination of all the elements ofj
pure music-melody, harmony, rhy-
thm, instrumental color-in a novel
yet skillful manner that is immediate-
ly appealing. The work can be played
so that its spirit seems one of mere
fantasy and mischievious good hu-
mor, or its lines can be drawn heavier
and that same spirit infused with a
hint of sardonic glee or cosmic irony'
It can be listened to as a musical
translation of Goethe's ballad, or it
can be thoroughly enjoyed as a purely
musical exposition of roguishness or
grim humor like the scherzos of
Paul Bunyan-Dorothy James. In
the southern mountains it is John
Henry; in the Mississippi Valley,
Casey Jones; in the lumber districts
of northern Michigan and Wisconsin,
Paul Bunyan. Like all legeidary
heroes, this tall woodsman who
r'brushes his teeth with a cross-cut
saw'' and "combs his beard with a
pine tree" is a giant of physical
strength and endurance and a wizard
at his craft. The tales of his prowess
are as varied as they are hyperbolic;
their suspicious similarity in theme
to the stories of other heroes, past
and present, does not in the least de-
tract from their awesome effect.
Although these Paul Bunyan ballads
have been narrated countless times
in the past to the persuasive flow of
melody, it has remained for Miss Dor-
othy James, of the Department of
Theory at Ypsilanti Normal College,
to endow them with the dignity and
added effectiveness of an organically
conceived musical setting. Miss James'
work, to be presented here for the
first time, is all the more welcome
because it fills one of the direst needs

of musical literature-the need for
compositions planned especially for
children's voices, with adequate con-
sideration for both their technical
limitations and their unique tonal
possibilities, but which are of higher
musical interest and artistic merit
than the usual run of third-rate chil-
dren's cantatas. Like Miss James'
first children's cantata, The Jumblies,
first performed at the1935 May Pes-
tival, Paul Buhyan is technically well
suited to its purpose and at the same
time is deserving of genuine artistic
consideration as a contemporary
American -work. Owing to the more
robust nature of the subject matter,
and perhaps also to some creative
development in the composer, the
music of Paul Bunyan is more vig-
orous and less delicately shaded than
that of The Jumblies, while retaining
the same general characteristics of
modern "vitalized impressionism'
which marked the earlier work.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op.
77-Brahms. Evidently the business of
writing a violin concerto was one t
be taken more as a duty than as a
pleasure to be indulged in freely to the
great composers of the last century;
Beethoven, Mendlessohn, Schumann
Brahms, Tschaikowsky, Sibelius, each
wrote one-but only one. Brahms, it
is true, commenced work on a second
concerto soon after the first was com-
pleted, in 1879, but never finished it
-perhaps because of the equivocal re-
ception given his first venture.
The first performances of the D

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History 12: Because Room 215 will
be painted on Wednesday and Thurs-
day of this week, the following,
changes in rooms will be necessary:
Sec. 2, Wed., at 9 (Pierce) will
meet in Room 18 A.H.
Sec. 6, Th., at 10 (Reichenbach)
will meet in Room 6, A.H.
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will meet in Room 18 A.H..
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will meet in Room 6 A.H.
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meet in Room 1209 A.H. ,
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be painted on Wednesday and Thurs-
day of this week, the following
changes in rooms will be necessary
Sec. 3. Wed., at 10, will meet in
Room 16 A.H.
Sec. 4, Wed., at 11, will meet in
Room 1020 A.H.
' .
Landscape Design 10. Make up
midsemester exam, Thursday, May
12, 3 p.m., 401 S.W. Late notebooks
and outlines must also be turned in
before that time.
Political Science2, Sec. 8, will meet
in Room 221Angell Hall on Wednes-
day, May 11, instead of Rom 225
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May 12, will meet in Room 1209, An-
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will meet in Room 18, Angell Hall at
2 o'clock.

Directed Teaching, Qualifying Ex-
amination: All students expecting to
do directed teaching next 'semester
are required to pass a qualifying ex-
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expect to teach. This examination
will be held on Saturday, May 21, at 1
p.m. Students will meet in the audi-
torium of the University High School.
The examination will consume about
four hours' time; promptness is there-
fore essential.
Senior Honors in English: Oral ex-
aminations are set for the afternoon
of June 4. Anyone having a conflict
should report at once to Professor
Reading Examinations in French
Candidates for the degree of Ph.D
in the departments listed below who
wish to satisfy the requirement of a
readingknowledge during the curren
academic year, 1937-38, are informed
that examinations will be offered in
Room 108, Romance Languages Bldg
t from 2 to 5, on Saturday afternoons
Oct. 30, Jan. 22, May 21, and Aug. 13
It will be necessary to register at th
t office of the Department of Romanc
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in advance. Lists of bqoks recom
mended by the various department

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Mr. L. F. Dow (100 R.L., Saturdays at
10 and by appointment).
,This announcement applies only to
candidates in the following depart-
ments: Ancient and Modern Lan-
guages and Literatures, History, Ec-
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Philosophy, Eduation, Speech, Jour-
The May Festival: The schedule of
May Festival concerts is as follows:
First Concert: Wednesday evening,
8:30. Marian Anderson, Contralto;
The Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene
Ormandy, Conductor.
Second Concert: Thursday evening,
8:30. All-Russian Program. First
part, "The Bells" by Rachmaninoff.
Agnes Davis, Soprano; Arthur,Hack-
ett, Tenor; Chase Baromeo, Bass;
Palmer Christian, Organist; The
Choral Union; the Philadelphia Or-
chestra; Earl V. Moore, Conductor.
Second part. Artur Rubensten, Pi-
anist; The Philadelphia Orchestra;
Eugene Ormandy, Conductor.
Third Concert: Friday afternoon,
2:30. Albert Spalding, Violinist; Har-
din Van Deursen, Baritone; The Chil-
dren's Festival Chorus; The Phila-
delphia Orchestra, Juva Higbee and
Eugene Ormandy, Conductors.
Fourth Concert: Friday evening,
8:30. Nrio Martini, Tenor; The
Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Or-
mandy, Conductor.
Fifth Concert: Saturday afternoon,
2:30. All Wagner Program. Marjorie
Lawrence,, Soprano; The Philadelphia
Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, Con-
Sixth Concert: Saturday evening,
8:30. Bizet's "Carmen." Hilda Burke,
Agnes Davis, Sopranos; Bruna Cas-
tagna, Contralto; Giovanni Mar-
tinelli, Arthur Hackett, and Maurice
Gerow, Tenors; Richard Bonelli and
Hardin Van Deursen, Baritones;
Chase Baromeo, Bass; Choral Union;
The Philadelphia Orchestra; Earl V.
Moore, Conductor.
Concerts will begin on time. Hold-
ers of season tickets are requested to
detach before leaving home, and pre-
sent for admission, only the coupons
for the respective concerts. Those
leaving the Auditorium during in-
termission are required to present
their ticket stubs before re-admission.
Doors will be closed during number.
Parking regulations under the di-
rection of the Police Department and
the Buidings and Grounds Depart-
ment will be in operation during the
Festival. The University Musical So-
ciety will greatly appreciate the sym-
pathetic cooperation of all in atten-
dance, to the end that confusion, in-
terruptions, etc., may be reduced to a
Charles A. Sink, President.
Exhibition: Photographs of "India,
her Architecture and Sculpture" un-
der the auspices of the Institute of
Fine Arts, May 2 through May 14 in
the exhibition room of the School of
Architecture. Daily (except Sunday)
from 9 to 5.
An Exhibition of Paintings, water
colors and drawings by Peter Hurd,
Saul Schary and Carl Sprinchorn is
presented by the Ann Arbor Art As-
sociation in the small galleries of
Alumni Memorial Hall from May 2
through May 15. Open daily, includ-
ing Sundays, from 2 to 5 p.m., admis-
sion free to students and members.
Events Today
Assembly of all students in the Den-
tal School at 4:15 today in the Upper
Amphitheatre. Mr. Melvin R. Alair
of Detroit will speak on the subject,

"Man's Destiny."
Physical Chemistry Seminar will
meet in Room 122 Chemistry Building
at 4:15 p.m. today. Mr. David Stewart
will speak on "Newer investigations
of the properties of atomic nuclei."
University Girls' Glee Club: There
will be a special rehearsal today at 5
p.m. at the League. Everyone should
make a special effort to be present.
t Graduate Luncheon today at 12
r noon, Russian Tea Room, Michigan
League. Cafeteria service. Prof. Ra-
leigh Schorling of the Educatiorj
Department, will speak informally on
. "Impending changes from the view-
point of a student of recent European
a Developments."
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d2116 N.S.
21The meeting will be held at '7:30
p.m. because of the May Festival,
Please be prompt. Reports on re-
search by Mr. Roy M. Chatters, Bot-
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e Short and important business meet-
's Michigan Sailing Club: There will

In The Heat Of Battle


Franklin Delano Roosevelt has been assailed
beyond truth and reason by the most bitter
of his foes, and, I suppose, overpraised by his
friends. The fates are ironists who dote on prac-
tical jokes, and it may be that they will take
a mean advantage of some overdogmatic oppo-
nent or fulsome supporter and lug the poor fellow
along to vicarious immortality by hitching his
forgotten name and lack of fame to an asterisk
in the body of the text.
One of my fantastic nightmares, which gives
me the creeps, is the fear that some savant of
the future might stumble, quite by accident,
upon a ringing sentence of my own in which at
the moment I took great pride. And there in
small type for the exhaustive reader it might
run-"If Franklin Delano Roosevelt is nominated
he will be the corkscrew candidate of a crooked
convention." With it will be the explanation,
"This was written by a scurrilous scribbler named
Howard Brown in 1932, and it is offered as an
example of the venom with which the petty
reactionaries of the day attacked Roosevelt."
And so I offer in evidence to the same research
man of the future, hoping that by some blessed
miracle he may stumble twice,


The three-man painting show now current in
Alumni Memorial Hall brings to a close on a
note of gentle lyricism the rather diversified sea-
son of the Ann Arbor Art Association. If the
work displayed here is not what is conventionally
known as "important," it is none the less fraught
with interest and charm, and forms an appro-
priate event for the May Festival period. Variety
is the keynote of the occasion, and is evident in
subject-matter, mediums and methods of han-
dling. One is tempted by the diversity of ap-
proach manifest in the three groups to make
comparisons, and try to decide which typical
attitude of the artist towards his material is most
Peter Hurd is the most illustrational painter
of the three, but seems to be the least successful
where he attempts the most. In his large full
color compositions he misses the plastic approach

In similar fashion Saul Schary appears to bet-
ter advantage in his drawings and water colors,
both of which are at once rich and fastidious,
than he does in his oils which are lush and
tend to be overly heightened in color. The re-
straint imposed upon an apparently warm tem-
perament by the limitations of black-and-white
and of the water color medium results in a greater
effect of style than in the freer medium of oil.
All of his work is characterized by fluent and im-
peccable craftsmanship.
Carl Sprinchorn achieves a better balanced ex-
pression than the other two, largely perhaps be-
cause he keeps his distance with his material, and
conceives it always in terms of design, no matter
how strong the emotional mood may be out
of which his creative impulse comes. He has,
too, an unerring sense of his medium, and each
expression he achieves is conditioned by the

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