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ni The Balance ..
UIET HANGS over Europe today as
the continent relaxes after the hectic
events of past weeks and the exhausted chancel-
leries sink back to take inventory.
As the cannonade ceases in Rome, and the
Pope returns, now that Hitler has left, it seems
clear that the visit of the Fuehrer to Italy has
established definitely what seemed a possibility
after the conclusion of the Anglo-Italian accords
of April 16-that Italy has regained the middle
position between London and Berlinand now can
play one off against the other to her own ad-
When the Nazi coup swallowed Austria, the'
Italians began wondering how long it would be
before the pressure of 75,000,000 Germans beyond
the Brenner Pass became unbearable, Italy, after
this move, was demonstrated to be the "weak
sister" in the Rome-Berlin axis. Italy then was
completely dependent upon Germany.
But the rapid conclusion of an agreement with
England and negotiations with France for a sim-
ilar pact have given Il Duce sufficient bargain-
ing power with Hitler to put the Fuehrer on the
This bargaining power makes understandable
German concessions to Italy, concessions which
immediately after the Austrian coup Hitler was
in a position to withhold. And so in Rome a
few days ago Hitler renounced any design on
the quarter of a million German-speaking peo-
ples in the Italian Tyrol. He promised, it is
reported, that the Italian port of Trieste would
not lose all its traffic as a result of the absorption
of Austria by Germany and the rerouting of
Austrian trade through German ports. He rec-
ognized Italy's political and economic interest
in Central Europe.
It is reported that Hitler sought and received
assurances that Italy would not interfere with
German action in Czechoslovakia. But this is
hardly a concession on the Italian part, for
with Germany at the strategic Brenner Pass,
there is little Italy could do in any case.
Thus the emphasis is once again thrown back
to the piecemeal state of the Czechs. And as the

Sudeten Germans under Konrad Henlein con-
tinue to agitate thesituation would seem to be
approaching the point where the Czech state
would become another Spain and end up by parti-
tion among Germany, Hungary and Poland.
But the Italian shift to a center position be-
tween London and Berlin puts off the day of
this partition at least. Now Hitler can no longer
hope for Italian aid in this enterprise-the best he
can envisage is a benevolent neutrality.
There are other hopeful signs for the War-
created Czech state, despite the refusal of Great
Britain to make a definite promise of assistance
in the event of a German attack. First, it seems
fairly definite in}regard to the German minority
that the Czechoslovakian goverpment will make
every' concession compatible with its democratic
constitution. In addition, hopes are high in
Prague for the success of the new Czecho-Ger-
man negotiations for a. commercial, treaty which
may very well prevent German economic pres-
sure from bringing Czechosldvakia to her knees.
And finally, events of the last few days in Ber-
lin noint in the direction of German inability

a shock over the lamentable performance of his
army of occupation in Austria when the road
between Linz and Vienna was blocked by derelict
heavy tanks and only light armored cars were
able to reach Vienna by road."
There is reason to believe, Gedye says, that
Hitler is beginning to appreciate "the meaning
of the great lack of senior officers, the shortage
of gasoline and food reserves and other sinews
of war, the constructional faults of German tanks
and the lack of experience and tradition in the
tank arm by reason of Germany's having been
for seventeen years barred from possession of
tanks as well as planes."
It seems reasonable that a period of compara-
tive quiet will follow now on the European scene.
How long this peaceful period lasts, depends
largely upon how long it takes Germany to di-
gest the Austrian "neal" and consolidate her
economic position.
S. R. Kleiman.
these United States there has de-
veloped a startling international incident, name-
ly the declared war against the bill of rights
in the constitution by the Mayor of Jersey City
and his police force. It is a clear alignment
of Jersey City against the United States of
After barring from the shores of his grimy
domain several American labor organizers, Der
Fuehrer Hague put his machine to work putting
behind iron bars a certain Jeff Burkitt who
dared to speak out against Hague's unprincipled
transgression of the ordinary decencies of Amer-
ican political life. Then there was similar ac-
lion initiated against a courageous young man
by the name of John R. Longo who also dared
to voice his opinions of Hague's crooked political
regime. At present the courts in New Jersey are
proceeding to deal out a not too pleasant jail term
for this brave fellow.
Last Saturday night two progressive Congress-
men were prevented from speaking against
Hagues high pressure skullduggery, by what has
adequately been shown to have been an incited
throng of Jersey City police, citizens and Hague
Professional Rowdies. In order to avert violence
Congressman O'Connell and Bernard stayed
away..But they have proceeded to ease I AM THE
LAW HAGUE out of his cushioned seat of powerj
It, will not be an easy task, fo Hague is undoubt-
edly not anxious to part with a lucrative stamp-
ing ground. He will fight by fair and foul means,
probably resulting in violence-unless the whole
nation balks his plans.
It is therefore wise to force his resignation
from the Democratic National Committee, dis-
crediting him in the eyes of his voters. It is
equally important to knock the props out from
under I.A.T.L. Hague by a thorough investigation
of his wholly un-American activities in violation
of the letter and spirit of the Bill of Rights.
The victory of the United States will be a noble
one against the combined idea of Italy, Germany
and Jersey City.
Tuure Tenander.
Slightly disillusioned perhaps were a part of
the crowd of some 200 swing enthusiasts Tuesday
night in the ballroom of the Michigan League.
Disillusioned, we say, not in the excellent pro-
gram of jazz classics presented by Phil Diamond,
but rather in its appreciation of the abilities
of present day "hot" men. The idea that Louis
Armstrong among others was the greatest trum-
pet player in the world was completelydestroyed
by the examples of Red Nichols and the late Bix
Beiderbecke. And, among still others, the no-
tion as to Stuff Smith's hot fiddle became merely
a faulty conclusion drawn from several rather
naive and illogical philosophical concepts when
Joe Venuti's "Wild Dog" and "Four String Joe"
were resurrected. Equally disheartened were the
Tommy Dorsey and Russ Morgan fans when they

heard Miff Mole, the trombone star of several
of Red Nichols' bands and his own Little Molers.
Then, if there were an doubts left the bass sax-
ophone of Adrian Rollini, Frankie Trumbauer's
alto and Eddie Lang's guitar helped to destroy
once and for all the illusion that there still were
any present day peers of the men whose record-j
ings were presented.
Beginning his program in a rather formal
manner by showing the comparative merits of
the bands in a chronological order, Mr. Diamond
rapidly turned to a display of individual talents.
And this in turn finally settled down to a pop-
ularity contest between the two brass stars, Red
Nichols and Bix Beiderbecke, with the results
being rather evenly divided, judging from the
applause Red's recording of "Ida" received and
that which followed Bix's rendition on "Singin'
The Blues." Bix, with his power of attack, and
Nichols, with his incomparable "hot-sweet" style
of cornet playing were easily the most promi-
nent representatives in the evening's presenta-
All kinds of questions were fired at Mr. Dia-
mond, and some were of a rather historical im-
portance, especially one about "when did vo-
calists come in?" But then there were others
of a more argumentative nature, and in each
case Mr. Diamond settled any pending disputes
with evidence, the tone of which should have
spelled the end of any differences of opinion.

Heywood Broun
Of course, it wouldn't be feasible or consti-
tutional or popular, but I wish there was a law
providing that nobody could carry an American
flag without a permit. And before an applicant
received permission he should be required to
showa'rudimentary knowledge of what the flag
symbolizes. No man has a right to go. around
flaunting the flag unless he
has comprehension of the
general purpose and spirit of
the Constitution and the
Declaration of Independence
In the hands or hoodlums
' . the flag can be a dangerous
weapon. It stands for too
much to be sullied by the
plug-uglies and morons.
Hague has no more right to
distribute the star-spangled banner to his dupes
and henchmen than he has to supply them
With machineguns. It goes deeper. than mere
irony that thugs with flags should assemble
to throttle the most essential of democratic
The mob which was regimented into Journal
Square in Jersey City constituted the most dan-
gerous Nazi demonstration which this nation has
yet known. I think there is small doubt that
there would have been bloodshed if Representa-
tive O'Connell and Barnard had attempted to
hold their meeting. Naturally, the office holders
were out and their friends and their friends'
What Have They To Say?
But Hague was able to lay his powder trai
into more remote places. Just what have the
various clerics whoqindorsed his plan to say for
themselves? And what excuse can be made for
the labor fakers who ordered their members to
support the Mafia? It is not true that one who
wears a Legion cap has the special privilege of
taking the law into his own hands. Men who
fought for their country should be the last to
take up arms against it.
A good deal of discussion has gathered around
the phrase "To make the world safe for de-
mocracy." And, even so, it is a better slogan
than "To make Liberty impossible in the United
Fortunately, Hague can hardly afford to win
another such victory. Members of the system
which made him and preserved him are begin-
ning to feel that perhaps he has gone just a
shade too far. At the eleventh hour some of his
most reactiona'ry commentators are beginning
to shake a warning finger at the boss and say,.
"Have a Heart, Frankie." A light should always h
left in the window for the wayfarer, but some o0
the very people who now condemn the excesses
of Hague laid the psychological groundwork for
his campaign against "the Communistic."
Dragon's Teeth Yield No Lilacs
You can't sow dragon's teeth and then com-
plain because you get no lilacs. And what has
happened, in one society can happen in five or
ten and in time sweep across a nation. It has
probably been a mistake for foes of Fascism to
concentrate so much attention on the person-
ality of Hague himself.
Lincoln Steffens, after a long life of crusading,
decided that he had wasted time in going after
individual bosses. This was just hydra hunting.
He felt before he died that salvation could be
found only in getting down to the roots of the
man in power and discovering the soil and source
which made him possible.
Who pulls the strings to make Hague strut?
Why do Church dignitaries sit on the platform
behind him when he speaks? And will associa-
tions of industrial leaders ever declare against
him at their conventions?

Fourth Concert
Symphony No. 5 in E flat-Sibelius.
Like Brahms, who was decades in
living down his ill-bestown reputation
for being "cerebral" and "abstruse,"
Sibelius has been the victim of
hastily-formed a n d undiscerning
judgements. As a symphonist he has
been called "dour," "bleak," "an-
gular," "austere" "harsh," and other
like terms. Certainly no one would
claim for Sibelius' greater works such
endearing qualities as sensuous charm
or classical beauty; they are, in fact,
pervadingly sombre and imbued with
the harshness and sternness of the
North. Sibelius himself has said "It
is true I am a dreamer and a poet of
nature. I love the mysterious sounds
of the fields and forests, water and
mountains. The voices of Nature are
the voices of God, and if an artist can
give a mere echo of them in his crea-
tions he is fully rewarded for all his
Yet, as Lawrence Gilman remarks,
"there are dreamers and dreamers,
poets and poets. It is sufficiently ob-
vious that Sibelius is no poet of the
sentimental tradition, no voluptuous-
ly enchanted dreamer ... Sibelius, in
his truly typical works is equally re-
mote from the emotional exuberance
of the romantics, the iridescent subt-
leties of the impressionists, and the
linear abstractions of the ultra-mod-
ernists. The emotion of Sibelius is
the emotion of those grave and medi-
tative and withdrawn spirits who can-
not easily yield themselves to all that
their imaginations reveal to them of
the poignancy of existence . . . His
music is full of feeling, full of a
poetry that has been generated by
moods and. intuitions darkly and
sombrely passionate-the emotions of
a poet who feels the mystery and ter-
ror and inexplicable cruelty of exis-
tence too piercingly to sing of it with
uncontracted throat."
** *
The Fifth Symphony of this rugged
poet is in the key of E flat, and not
alone by its tonality does it recall the
Eroica of Sibelius' symphonic ances-
tor, Beethoven; its unconventional
mode of expression, the unadorned
forcefullness with which its ideas, dis-
tinctive and arresting in themselves,
are presented, give the work an epic,
heroic quality at once more subjec-
tive and more difficult of comprehen-
sion than, for instance, that of the
Second Symphony, played here earlier
this year by the Boston Symphony.
The work is in four movements, al-
though the first two are unseparated
by a pause and are based on a com-
munity of thematic material; the
distinction is necessary because of
an abrupt change from the gloomy,
impassioned mood of the first part to
a fiery, Beethovenish scherzo that cul-
minates in a tremendous climax. The
Andante is a sort of -Theme and Va-
riations evolved out of one typical Si-
belius theme. The finale develops
through long Sibelius crescendo, with
a thematic reminiscence of the old
ballad, "Oh, Dry Those Tears," final-
ly seeking resolution in enigmatical
chords hurled forth with the full
might of the orchestra.
Moto Perpetuo-Paganini. The first
of the great virtuosi, the inspiration
of the Lisztian school of the "tech-
nique magnificent," the man without
whose influence Wagner and Richard
Strauss and their modern disciples of
the virtuoso orchestra would never
have dared make such demands ' n
instrumental techniques. Paganini
was the violinist extraordinary of
his day, performing such incredible
tours de force that he was required

to produce a birth certificate to prove
that he was not the child of the Evil
One. His famous "Perpetual Motion,"
by which he is best known to the av-
erage concert goer today, was once
the finale of a sonata for violin and
orchestra now long assigned to obli-
vion. Its torrential, never-slacken-
ing melody is heard. frequently with
piano accompAniment, and has been
many times transcribed for orchestra
-the Ormandy version being the
third to be heard in Ann Arbor in
the space of three years.
Sill Eulenspiegel-Richard Strauss.
"This piece is like an hour of new
music at the madhouse-clarinets de-
scribe distracted trajectories, trum-
pets are always muted, horns foresee
a latent sneeze and hurry to say po-
litely, "God bless you!" the bigs drum
makes the boom-boom that italicizes
the clown's kick and gesture. You
burst with laughter or howl in agony,
and you are surprised to find thing1s
in their usual place, for if the double
basses blew through their bows, if the
trombones rubbed their tubes withtan
imaginary bow, and if the conductor
were found seated on a cellist's knee,
all this would not surprise you. But
in spite of this the piece is full of
genius in certain ways, especially in
the prodigious surety of the instru-
mentation, and the mad spirit that
sweeps one along from beginning to
Such is Claude Debussy's idea of
Strauss' Till Eulenspiegel's Merry
Pranks Set in the Old Time Roguish
Manner-in Rondo Form-for Full

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1938
VOL. XLVIII. No. 159
Modification of Rules Governing
Participation in Public Activities. Ef-
fective September, 1938.
Participation in Public Activities:
Participation in a public activity is
defined as service of any kind on a
committee or a publication, in a public
perf'jrmance ora rehearsal, or in
holding office or being a candidate
for office in a class or other student
organization. This list is not intended
to be exhaustive, but merely is indica-
tive of the character and scope of the
activities included.
Certificate of Eligibility. At the be-
ginning of each semester and summer
session every student shall be con-
clusively presumed to be ineligible for
any public activity until his eligibility
is affirmatively established (a) by,
obtaining from the Chairman of the
Committee on Student Affairs, in the
Office of the Dean of Students, a writ-
ten Certificate of Eligibility.' Partici-
pation before the opening of the first
semester must be approved as at any
other time.
Before permitting any students. to
participate in a public activity (see
definition of Participation above),
the, chairman or manager of such
activity shall (a) require each appli-
cant to present a certificate of eligibil-
ity, (b) sign his initials on the back
of such certificate and (c) file with
the Chairman of the Committee on
Student Affairs the names of all those
who have presented certificates of
eligibility and a signed statement to
exclude all others from participation.
Certificates of Eligibility for the
first semester shall be effective until
March 1.
III. .
Probation and Warning. Students
on probation or the warned list are'
forbidden to participate in any public
Eligibility, First Year. No freshman
in his first semester of residence may
be granted a Certificate of Eligibility.7
A freshman, during his second se-
mester of residence, may be granted a1
Certificate of Eligibility provided he
has complete 15 hours or more of work
with (1) at least one mark of A or B
and with no mark of less than C, or
(2) at least 2/ times as many honor
points as hours and with no mark of
E. (A-4 points, B-3, C-2, D-1,
Any student in his first semester
of residence holding rank above that
of freshman may be granted a Certifi-
cate of Eligibility if he was admitted
to the University in good standing.
Eligibility, General. In order to re-
ceive a Certificate of Eligibility a stu-
dent must have earned at least 127
hours of academic credit in the pre-
ceding semester, or six hours of aca-
demic credit in the preceding summer
session, with an average of at least!
C, and have at least a C average for
his entire academic career.
Unreported grades and grades of
X and I are to be interpreted as E un-
til removed in accordance with1
University regulations.
Students otherwise eligible, who in
the preceding semester or summer
session received lessdthan a C aver-
age, but with no grade of E, or grade
interpreted asnF gin the preceding
paragraph, may appeal to the Com-
mittee on Student Affairs for special
% VI.
Special Students. Special students
are prohibited from participating in'
any public activity except by special
permission of the Committee on Stu-
dent Affairs.
Extramural Activities. Students who
are ineligible to participate in public
activities within the University are
prohibited from taking part in othe

activities of a similar nature, except
by special permission of the Commit-
tee on Student Affairs.
Physical Disability. Students ex-
cused from gymnasium work on ac-
count of physical incapacity are for-
bidden to take part in any public
activity, except by special permission
of the Committee on Student Affairs.
In order to obtain such permission, a
student may in any case be required
to present a wrtten recommendation
from the University Health Service.
General. Whenever in the opinion of
the Committee on Student Affairs, or
in the opinion of "the Dean of the
school or college in which the student
is enrolled, participation in a public
activity may be detrimental to his
college work, the committee may de-
cline to grant a student the privilege
of participation in such activity.
Special Permission. The special per-
mission to participate in public activi-
ties in exception of Rules V, VI, VII,
VIII will be granted by the Commit-
tee on Student Affairs only upon the
positive recommendation of the Dean
of the School or College to which the
student belongs.

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

prehensive Examination in Education
after they have completed, or prac-
tically completed, the required Edu-
cation courses. The examination this
spring will be held only on Saturday,
May 21, from 2 to 5 o'clock in the
Auditorium of the University High
School. Bluebooks will be necessary.
Printed information regarding the
examination can be secured in the
School of Education office.
Aeronautical and Mechanical En-
gineers: One of the large air transport
companies wishes to select five men
to train as pilots. Those selected
must be able to qualify physically and
bear a relatively moderate financial
burden for the first nine months.
Details of the opportunity may be ob-
tained at the Office of the Depart-
ment of Aeronautical Engineering.
Attention Seniors, The Burr, Pat-
terson & Auld Company, 603 Church
St., will continue to accept orders for
Commehcement Announcements un-
til 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14,
following which time there will be no
further opportunity to purchase these
commencement booklets and folds.
All Girls who had applications on
file at theGirls' Cooperative House,
for last semester and wish them re-
newed, please call the applications
chairman before Sunday, May 15.
Academic Noties
History 12: Because Room 215 will
be painted on Thursday of this week
the following changes in rooms will
be necessary:
Sec. 6, Th., at 10 (Reichenbach)
will meet in Room 6, A.H.
Sec. 7, Th., at 11 (Reichenbach)
will meet in Room 18 A.H.
Sec. 8, Th., at 2 (Reichenbach)
will meet in Room 6 A.H.
Sec. 16, Th., at 9 (Stanton) will
meet in Rbom 1209 A.H.
English 31, Section 4, will meet in
Room 2225 A.H. on Friday and Mon-
day, May 13 and 16, instead of in
the regular class room. A. L. Hawkins.
Sociology 51, Section. 8, Thursday,
May 12, will meet in Room 1209, An-
gell Hall, at 9 o'clock.
Sociology 153, Thursday, May 12,
will meet in Room 18, Angell Hall at
2 o'clock.
To Graduate Students in Education:
The preliminary doctoral exanina-
tions for graduate students in Edu-
cation will be held on May 26, 27 and
28. Those desiring to take these ex-
aminations should leave their name
in Room 4002 University High School
before May 15."
Directed Teaching, Qualifying Ex-
amination: All students expecting to
do directed teaching next semester
are required to pass a qualifying ex-
amination in the subject which they
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.
The May Festival: The sphedule 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, Nino 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, SopranosX 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 Pire-

Most most pertinent of all is the question as
to just how, long the President of the United
States is going to refrain from declaring for
freedom and against the bully who holds a
high post in the Democratic organization. Under
such leadership it would be possible to rouse
free men and women all over America. And the
shout could be loud enough to pierce the hide of
America must speak out and speak out soon.
The nation should say, "You, Frank Hague, lurld-
ing over there, take your hands off our flag."

zart's D major "Haffner" Symphony, Miss An-
derson was heard in the familiar Mozart "Alle-
luia," "0 Don Falale" from Verdi's Don ,Carlos,
and three impressive Negro .spirituals. Debussy
provided the climax of. the evening with his
sumptuous .Afternoon of a Faunt, de Falla's In-
terlude and Dance from La Vida Breve, con-
cluded the scheduled program,., and as encores
there were three Johann Strauss favorites-
Die Fledermaus Overture, the Musical Joke, and
Pizzicato Polka.
The magnificent artistry and noble personality
with which Miss Anderson made such a profound
impression in her appearance here last year
were again in evidence ,and in many ways the
richness and flexibility of her voice were equally
impressive. Vocally, it was not one of the artist's
bestnights, and it is the more a tribute to her
interpretative musicianship that she was able to
thrill with a voice which, over its tremendous
range, was at times uneven in quality and un-
faithful in pitch. The Mozart "Alleluia," while
a typical light-voice, coloratura part and a trifle
over-burdened by Miss Anderson's heavy con-
tralto, was executed with an easy fluency indica-
tive of the artist's versatility, and the poignant-
ly moving Verdi aria gave full reign to her dra-
matic feeling. But her finest work was done in
the spirituals, which, strikingly harmonized and

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