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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
reform the world. Only the schools which
act on this belief are educational institu-
tions in the best meaning of the term.
- Alexander G. Ruthyen

The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of the Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers

Cricket? Wat
'Does That Mean ...


T ISN'T SPORTING, says a Japanese
war communiq1e, the way those Chi-
nese soldiers fight. It s ems that the dirty
Chinamen have been doffing their uniforms,
filtering across the lines and then attacking the
Nipponese troops from the rear.
These tactics, complain the officers of the
world's first time-table army, are mean and
underhanded and surely not in Spalding's Rule
Book. The novels of Sir Walter Scott do not
record such methods, nor have they ever been
taught on the playing fields of Eton.
One could argue that the Chinese cannot be
held responsible for disregarding the rules of
warfare. After all, Japan has insisted that this is
not a war, but merely an incident.
But in retaliation for these violations of the
code of warfare, the Japanese "defenders," all
in the mood of good, clean fun, have been obliged
to burn Chinese villages, bomb cities and shoot
people who claim to be innocent bystanders.
So is it not necessary to remind the Tokyo War
Office that "civilized warfare" has. been a dead
issue since the invention of gunpowder. Today's
professional mass-murderer is out to kill, and
all attempts to dissuade him from that purpose
are clearly unconstitutional,
Leonard Schleider.

under present conditions will, at least, make it-
self felt.
And the two reasons why Herr Hitler was so
enthUsiastic about playing host to the nations
of the earth in 1936 are obviously Japan's motives
too--publicity and foreign money.
Writers the world over have denounced the
Berlin show the biggest propaganda stunt pulled
off in history. And as their minds were filled
by Hitler propaganda, the pocket-books of these
"guests" were also being drained. Any chamber
of commerce chairman will tell you that there's
no way to build up prosperity like inviting a lot
of people to come into your town, spend their
money, and then go home.
Japan needs money, and sponsors the Olympic
Games. Japan is not exactly popular, and spon-
sors the Olympic Games. There are the two
birds and the one stone. The question is will
the stone ever get across the Pacific.
David I. Zeitlin.
The ditor
Gets 'Told...Q
He Wants A 1934 'Ensian
To the Editor:
Not having. any information regarding your
next visit to Boston, I am writing you now about
something that has been bothering me for some
When I graduated in 1934, financial condi-
tions were suc hthat I didn't think I could af-.
ford a class yearbook. Since that unfortunate
decision, I have been hoping that somehow you
might be able to act as scout for me at the
University in search of a copy of My MICH-
IdANENSIAN. I don't care if it is old or new
and would be willing to pay any reasonable prem-
im price to get a copy of that yearbook (1934).
-Ernest F. Dietz, '34.
20 Burr Road, Newton Centre, Mass.
What's The Answer Mr. Bishop?
To the Editor:
Thanks again for publishing my last letter.
Perhaps together we can convince the student
body that "L'Humanite" would be an entirely
unnecessary addition to the already abundant
sources of thought in the Periodical Room.
Today I would like to take the liberty of describ-
ing a magazine unique in its precedent-breaking
attack on supernatural phenomena. All students,
I am sure, have at one time or another come
to grips with spiritual problems, and the mag-
azine I am about to describe takes care of every-
thing from Angels' Wings to the Zodiac. This
interesting and informative publication is known
as "The Rosicrucian Magazine" and is published
at Oceanside, Calif. Subscription price is $2.00
per year, which I am sure Mr. Bishop is more
than glad to pay.
One question which the Rosicrucian Magazine
really takes by the horns and answers completely
concerns what we look like between rebirths. It
may be found on p. 79 of the February, 1938
issue, where, in the Question Department, an in-
quisitive reader asks, "Can you give me some idea
of what the virgin spirit, that is, the real man or
woman, looks like between lives when coming
down to ,rebirth?" Simply and forthrightly
without equivocation, or any of the sensational
goggle-eyed physical material found in a recent
issue of "Life," the .answer is given:
"In the third heaven before the spirit comes
down to rebirth, it appears as a spark of daz-
zling white light from which there flows a vi-
briating stream of force composed of three deli-
cate scintillating colors, blue, yellow and red.
"In the third heaven, the spirit has with it
the seed atoms of its former dense, vital, desire
and mental bodies. On its journey toward rebirth
it reaches first the Region of Concrete Thought
vhere it collects enough material to build its
new mental body. This material forms itself into
a sort of bell shape, open at the bottom with
the seed atom of the mental body at the top.

"Next the Desire World is reached and the
necessary amount of material from this region
is formed into another' bell inside the first one.
The seed atom of this body is placed at the top
of the bell. The spirit next enters the Etheric
Region where the Recording Angels form the
matrix for the new physical body.
"This matrix is composed of ether, and is
placed in the uterus of the future mother. Under
the direction of Jehovah the seed atom of the
dense body is placed in the body of the prospec-
tive father. After conception the etheric matrix
of the vital body and the fertilized ovum enter
the bell-shaped vehicle containing the incarnat-
ing spirit and the bell closes at the bottom. From
this time on until birth in the Physical World the
spirit broods over its slowly developing dense
body, entering into it at the time of quickening."
I wish to thank Mr. William Warner Bishop
personally for seeing to it that literature of this
caliber is to be found on the shelves of the
Periodical Room. "L'Humanite" indeed! What
sane person would even think of reading an
obscure French newspaper when we can enjoy, in
black and white, the direct and uncompromis-
ing answer to some of the most puzzling questions
of the day in the Rosicrucian Magazine which Mr.
Bishop has put out for us?'
-Pierre Roulante.
Cal And Herby Are Gone
Tab the Editor:
When Cal and Herby was in the White House,
people was sayin' the Republicans oughta reor-
ganize that awful mess in Washington.
Even the Democrats said it was a good idea.
Course, nobody paid any attention to them since

Itfeemr to M
Heywood Broun
Two of the younger Broadway dramatic critics
are engaged in a public controversy. It is an is-
sue which has been debated many times, and yet
never settled wholly to everybody's satisfaction.
Dick Watts says that it is "nice to have good-
looking women appearing in
plays from time to time."
John Mason Brown doubts it.
Of course, the argument
could be carried on more sci-
entifically if the young men
would define their terms
more accurately. After all,
a thing may be "nice" and
still destructive to the bes
interests of the American
drama. As a man who has known Mr. Watts
for many years I feel certain that he has his
eye fixed on the greater good.
He would not, I feel certain, sacrifice the
dramatic unities for the smile of.some pert
baggage. And the word is used advisedly, for
beauty, save in the written phase and the painted
drop, is excess baggage in the playhouse.
There are countenances so fair that they tend
to make the tired business man forget the plot,
and at times they even confuse the more cap-
tious critics.
Easy To Look At
Once I went to see "Macbeth," accompanied
by a college chun. The name of the lady whr
essayed the role escapes me. Dramatically she
was far from gifted, but she did delight the
eye. Accordingly, all through the sleep-walking
scene my friend kept muirmuring in my ear, "The
poor little thing! Somebody should put her to
bed. Isn't she a honey?." You see, he completely
missed the intent of William Shakespeare.
And yet, on the whole, pulchritude is less
destructive to tragedy than to comedy. Sad
plays can be carried on with'a dead pan which
may be regal or noble, or even regular, and no
harm is done. But nobody can sit so hard on a
comic scene as a pretty woman. The girl who
fits upon a magazine cover does not belong in
farce or any entertainment where pace is essen-
tial. She knows her best expression, and she
is prepared to fight it out along those lines if
it takes all evening. And this is natural enough.
Suppose you had a pretty face, gentle reader.
What would you do? Why, of course. The same
answer goes for all of us. "Let well enough alone."
And so good comediennes are almost invariably
drawn from that large group of girls who haven't
quite made up their minds which is their best
expression, if any. They are trying to find out.
They will try anything. And it is startling
what extraordinary results are sometimes
achieved by some plain miss who starts out like'
Columbus with a few jewels and launches only
little ships.
A Nevada Landscape
A face which may have been no more than a
Nevada landscape can upon occasion blossom
like a Connecticut meadow when irrigated With
a smile. And in the theatre the alert critic and
the self-reliant spectator should not want to have
full, complete and finished beauty thrut at him
from the minute the curtain goes up.
The true lover of the drama will prefer to
view in the first scene some countenance which
leaves him in suspense. 'To put it in the baldest
terms, he will have his curiosity piqued by the
problem, "Just how many caravels can be as-
sembled by a face like that?" And he will want
to know how it all turns out.
None of this is mere theorizing. Rejane, who
was by most accounts the greatest comedienne of
her day, was certainly not a beauty. And here on
our own stage I could name half a dozen Amer-
ican actresses who belong close to the top, and
all six are decidedly plain,

Sixth May Festival Concert
Carmiien (in Concert Form)--Bizet. It is a cur-
ious fact that some of the music most strikingly
characteristic of certain races or classes of peo-
ple has been written by men who were them-
selves aliens to that particular race or class. The
best loved songs of the southern Negro were
written by a white man. Two Russians, Tschai-
kowsky and Rimsky-Korsakow, were responsible
for the colorful caprices representative of Italy
and Spain, respectively. Hungarian music is
best known through the Dances of one German.
and the Rhapsodies of another.
And so it happens that the most famous "Span-
ish" opera ' is the creation of a Frenchman,
Georges Bizet. Musical cosmopolitanism was
the rule rather than the exception with Bizet; his
opera Djamileh is laid in Egypt, Jolie Fille de,
Perth in Scotland, The Pearlfishers in the orient,
and his music to Daudet's L'Arlesienne is of Prov-
ence. In each of these works, as well as in
Carmen, the composer indulged his love of "local
color," imitating skillfully certain of the distinc-
tive harmonic and rhythmic peculiarities of the
native music of those localities.
In reality, however, Carmen is not really a
Spanish opera, any more- -than Verdi's Aida is
Egyptian, beyond the fact of the story and the
occasional introduction of such definitely Span-
ish music as the "Seguidilla" and the "Haban-
era" (the latter of which was not originally Span-
;o11 T isci. i-nA et... eei m -hn" ..rirh

Third Concert
From the overcast Russian night
of Thursday the 45th May Festival
yesterday afternoon passed into the
festive brightness of its annual
Young People's Festival Chorus and F
the Philadelphia Orchestra in thea
premiere performance of Dorothy t
James' cantata, Paul Bunyan, with f
Hardin Van Deursen the baritone so- f
Again this year the children gave
evidence of their excellent training, b
achieving high standards in fluent n
execution and exemplary diction, with
that purity yet solidness of tone that
is attained only with a mixed chorus t
of children. Miss James' cantata n
was, on the whole, highly effective and t
showed a great abundance of imagin- t
ation and musical resource; being r
somewhat more pretentious in form s
and aim and more symphonic in tex- p
ture than the composer's first chil-
dren's cantata, The Jumblies, and '
less dependent on a flow of charming
melody, Paul Bunyan put more of a
strain on the limited interpretive
powers of the children and therefore u
was less immediately appealing. Mr. h
Van Deursen, in the name part, gave I
a highly imaginative and vocally r
accomplished impersonation of "the a
Great American Giant." Preceding
the performance of the cantata the
children sang delightfully chosen t
songs by Morley, Purcell, Reger, and S
Gretchaninoff. with accompaniments C
orchestrated by Donn Chown. and tj
Henry Bruinsma. f
Mr. Ormandy's orchestral contri- f
butions of the afternoon consisted in a c
spirited rendition of the Smetana
Overture to the Bartered Bride and
a jocosely fantastic narration of Z
Dukas' grotesque tale of The Sorcer- t
er's Apprentice; the Orchestra's in- c
comparable verve and virtuosity were 2
marred only by an occasional return a
of ,the roughness in tone and en- i
semble noticed Wednesday night and b
by a lack of sonority resulting from
a depleted orchestra.
But the most satisfying item on "
the program was master violinist Al- d
bert Spaulding's well-rounded exposi- 1
tion of the solo part in Brahms' D a
major Concerto. The first move- o
ment, with its frequent interludes of
passagework and technical "nood-
ling," is to us always a thing to borne
with as well as enjoyed; and here
the soloist was slow in adjusting him-
self to the rigors of the part. But the
mellow, dispassionate beauty of the
Adagio was supremely revealed in a
glowing tone and a transcendant po-
etic insight, and the finale carried
with vigor and brilliancy to a'glorious d
Fourth Concertt
Nino Martini's superbly lyric voiceF
and the peerless virtuosity of the C
Philadelphia Orchestra were given
full recognition in the choice of selec-
tions on last night's May Festivale
concert. 4
In the first group, -Martini sangs
.the very wistful aria "Rudolph's Nar-
rative" from "La Boheme" by Puc-1
cini and the well-known "Una fur-t
tiva lagrima" of Donizetti. Follow-t
ing the intermission he sang Bizet'sI
"Je crois entendre encore" from "Les
Pecheurs des perles" and " lucevanr
le stelle" from "Tosca." Though thist
collection offers little contrast, it doesr
present Martini at his very best. His1
unusually pure quality and his in-<
sistent regard melodic movement and1
phrasing more than compensate for;
the limitations of his voice in otheri
respects. In response to the enthusi-a
astic applause following his second

group, Mr. Martini sang "La donna e
mobile" from Verdi's "Rigoletto" and
an aria of Mascagni.
The orchestral portion of the 'con-
cert began with the Cailliet transcrip-
tion of the monumental Prelude and
Fugue in B minor of Bach. The Pre-
lude seemed quite satisfactory both as
to orchestration and performance but
the Fugue seems too lavishly orches-
trated and throughout the ensemble'
of the orchestra was not up to stan-
dard. The major work of this portion
was the Sibelius Symphony No. 5.
Here for the only time in the entire
concert, Conductor Ormandy seemed
to be treading on foreign soil. The
first twohmovementsain particular
lacked that vitality and'robustness
which the work must have. The over
emphasis on delicacy of phrasing re-
sulted in a disconnected performance.
In conducting Sibelius with such a
technically facile organization as the
Philadelphia Orchestra one must
make special compensations in favor
of a more rugged, less adroit inter-
pretation. The last movement was
performed in a much more convinc-
ing manner, perhaps, because it is
less of a pitfall.
The Paganini "Perpetual Motion"
was performed with amazing skill,
and precision by the violins of the
The whimsical "Till Eulenspiegel"
of Richard Strauss was a thoroughly
satisfactory climax to the concert. It
is doubtful whether Strauss, him-
self. ever hoped to achieve such real-.

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1938
VOL. XLVIII. No. 161

Student Loans: There will be a'
mleeting of the Loan Committee in
Room 2, University Hall on Monday
afternoon, May 23. At that time the
Committee will consider applications
for loans for the summer session andi
for the school year 1938-39.
German Departmental Library: AllC
ooks, unless due at an earlier date,'
nust be returned on or before May 23.
Summer Work: The Golfmore Ho-
el, Grand Beach, Michigan, has just i
notified the Bureau of Appointments t
hat the students who made applica-
ion for summer work there in Feb-
'uary cannot be considered since their
eason opens too early for the em-
)loyment of college students.
University Bureau of Appointmentst
and Occupational Information.
201 Mason Hall'
Michigras: A loud speaker system u
ised in one of the Michigras boothsA
ias been brought to the office of the .
Dean of Students. The owners are
'equested to call for this equipment
t their earliest opportunity.
Attention Seniors. The Burr, Pat- a
erson & Auld Company, 603 Church
t., will continue to accept orders for
3ommencement Announcements un-
il 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, h
ollowing which time there will be no S
urther opportunity to purchase these
ommencement booklets and folds.
To Graduate Students in Education: i
The preliminary doctoral examina-o
ions for graduate students in Edu-
ation will be held on May 26, 27 andl
8. 'Those desiring to take these ex-H
iminations should leave their name
n Room 4002 University High School s
before May 15.
Glee Club Men: The following men
have tickets for the banquet on Tues-
day: Collins, Roberts, Viehe, Nelson'
Draper and Spencer. Tickets also
available at the bus ticket booth all
day today.G
The May Festival: The schedule of T
May Festival concerts is as follows: t
Fifth Concert: Saturday afternoon, u
2:30. All Wagner Program. Marjorie t
Lawrence, Soprano; The Philadelp ia C
Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, Con-
Sixth Concert: Saturday evening, d
8:30. Bizet's "Carmen." Hilda Burke, A
Agnes Davis, Sopranos; Bruna Cas-1
tagna, Contralto; Giovanni Mar- i
inelli, Arthur Hackett, and Maurice a
Gerow, Tenors; Richard Bonelli and -
Hardin Van Deursen, Baritones; v
Chase Baromeo, Bass; Choral Union;
The Philadelphia Orchestra; Earl V.
Mloore, Conductor.
Concerts will begin on time. Hold-
ers of season tickets are requested to
detach before leaving home, and lre-
sent for admission, only the coupons
for the respective concerts. ThoseV
leaving the Auditorium during in-o
termission are required to presentF
their ticket stubs before re-admission.
Doors will be closed during numbers.
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-8
ciety will greatly appreciate the sym-.f
pathetic cooperation of all in atten-k
dance, to the end that confusion, in-1
terruptions, etc., 'may be reduced to a9
Charles A. Sink, President.
Carillon Recitals: Wilmot Pratt,F
University Carillonneur, will give twot
recitals on the Charles Baird Carillon
in the Burton Memorial Tower, Sun-
day, May 15, at 4:15 p.m. and a "Full
Moon" program at 9 p.m.
Events Today

The Outdoor Club will meot .art Lane.
Hall at 2:00 o'clock today for a hike.
All students who are interested are
invited to attend.
Hillel Foundation: There will be a
reception and social tonight after the
May Festival Concert. Members of
the Philadelphia Symphony Orches-
tra will be guests of honor. All are
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 Michigan
Union. All faculty members interest-
ed in speaking German are cordially
invited. There will be an informal 10-
minute talk by Mr. Werner F. Strie-
dieck on "Kritisches uber Paul Heyse.
The annual dinner meeting of the
local chapter of the American Asso-
ciation of University Professors will
be held on Monday, May 16, at the
Michigan Union at 6:30 p.m. Chapter
officers will be elected and there will
ha fiaihj rnnsideration nf the nroh-

nd Tectonic Influence of Stable Plat-
orms in Submarine Areas." Professor
SC. Fries will speak on "The Chang-
ng Grammar of Modern English."
The Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.
Biological Chemistry, Monday, May
'6, 4 p.m., Roomn 303 Chemistry Rldg.
Dr. Icie G. Macy of the Children's
und of Michigan will discuss "The
litrogen and Mineral Metabolism of
hildren." All interested are invit-
Physics Colloquium: Dr. C. T. Zahn
ill speak on "Free Rotation andthe
tructure of Organic Molecules" at
,he Physics Colloquium on Moaday,
Bay. 16, at 4:15 in Room 1041 E.
1hysics Bldg.
S.A.E.: There will be a meeting of
he Society of Automotive Engineers
'uesday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. at the ,
nion. Officers for the coming year
vill be elected. Professor Nickelsen
ill talk on shock-absorbers and their
se on the new streamlined trains.
special invitation is extended to
'ransportation Engineers.
The Graduate Student Council will
neet at the Union, Tuesday, May 17,
t 8 p.m. Election Commission to be
et up. Final meeting. All members
e present.
Public Lectures: Miss Lidia Zamen-
of of Warsaw, Poland will speak
unday afternoon at four o'clock at
he Michigan League.
Miss Zamenhof, a daughter of Dr.
Ludwig Zamenhof the author of Es-
eranto, is well known as a teacher
Af that language and as. a lecturer
n that and kindred subjects. This is
ier second appearance in Ann Arbor.
Her subject Sunday is The Return of
piritual Heroism. The Baha'i group
ponsors the lecture and cordially in-
ites the public to attend.
R.O.T.C. Ceremony, .Tuesday, My
7, at 4 p.m. Report in and get rifles
t Waterman Gym.
The Christian Student Prayer
Group will hqld at its regular time,
:60 p.m., Sunday, May 15, in the
Michigan League, a combined busi-
ess and prayer meeting. Charles H.
T'rautman of the Inter-Varsity Chris
ian Fellowship of Canada will bring
is a special message. It is important
hat every student interested in the
Group be present.
International Council Picnic: Sun-
day, May 15, at 4:30, foreign and
American students will meet in Room
116 of the Michigan Union before go-
ng to the Island for a picnic super
and program as guests of the Disciples
Guild. In case of bad weather, there
will be a program at the same time.
The Graduate Outing Club will
meet at Lane Hall at 2:45 on Sun-
day and will go for a hike.
The Annual Hillel Picnic will be held
Wednesday, May 18 from 4:30 p.m.
on. All Hillel members are welcome,
Reservations must be made at the
Hillel office by Monday at 6 p.m.
+ hurches
Ann Arbor Friends will hold their
regular meeting for worship Sunday,
5 p.m. at the Michigan League. Jesse
Holmes, professor of philosophy at
Swarthmore 'College and nationally
prominent Friend, will address the
group at 6 o'clock. All whoare in-
terested are cordially invited. Ann
Arbor Friends are also invited to the
annual May Breakfast of the Detroit
Meeting of Independent Friends in
the Highland Park YWCA cafeteria,
13130 Woodward Ave. at 9:30. a.m.
Sunday, following which Dr. Holmes
will speak.

Disciples Guild (Church of Christ)
10:45 a.m., ornmg Worship, Rev.
Fred, Cowin, Minister.
5:00 p.m., The Guild will entertain
the foreign students of the University
in an outdoor picnic and vesper serv-
ice. Students are requested to meet
promptly at the Guild House. In case
of rain the meeting will be held at the
First Baptist Church. Sunday, 10:45
a.m., Rev. R. E. Sayles will speak on
"'The Ministry of Beauty."
9:30, 'The Church School. Dr. A. J.
Logan, superintendent.
4:30 p.m. The Junior High group
will meet at the church. Mrs. Her-
man Frinkle, leader.
6:00 p.m. The Senior High Group
will meet at the church. Mr. Sayles
leader. '
Roger Williams Guild, 503 E. Huron,
Sunday, 6 p.m. A special program by
four members. Paul Slabaugh, For-
ester, Octavius Osborn, Chemical En-
gineer, Miss Ruth Enss, Director of
Music, Miss Mary Welch, Teacher.
These will discuss their chosen voca-
tions and how they furnish avenues
for a Christian contribution to society.


From Mt. Olympus
To Fu.iana..


DEFINITELY DISMAL is the present
outlook for the 1940 Olympic Games,
assuming, of course, that there will be an Inter-
national sports festival on that date.
There are many reasons.
First of all is the present armament race.
Orders for track and swim suits have given way
to a demand for military attire. It's bayonets
instead ofbats, and guns and real bullets instead
of starter's pistols that explode harmless blanks.
The youth 'of the world is .exercising vigorously
-not for the fatherland's Olympic team, but for
the fatherland's army. Ironically, the men who
make the best athletes also make the best sol-
diers. And the premium on man power in cer-
tain countries has left coaches without talent.
China claims it has enough men to swamp its
Japanese foes. Perhaps by 1940 there won't be
any Japan. And that is where the games are sup-
posedly going to be held. Assuming however, that
the islands of the Nipponese are still intact at
the end of the current decade, and that the
smoke of battle is completely absent from the
world horizon, we still find the Olympic situa-
tion in a bad way.
Japan is located in a funny part of the world.
It might almost be said that it is far from
everywhere. It cost the United States $300,000
to send a team to Berlin in 1936. Raising that
sum was a terrific task, an amazing accomplish-
ment. But the monetary price of having a team
on hand in 1940 in Tokyo will take at least
$400,000, and probably a half million dollars.
Another point is the new set of dates. Amer-
ica's Joe Colleges who make the team will have

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