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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. Ruthven.
Of Policy ..
perhaps, but nevertheless a forceful reminder
that the totalitarian states have no intention
of rejecting the bellicose methods which they
have re-imported into world politics.
Mussolini evidently intended his remarks pri-
marily for American consumption. His speech is
a direct reference to Secretary of War Woodring's
statenent that the totalitarian aggressions might
one day rouse our pacific people to such a pitch
of indignation that it would be difficult to keep
them from going to war.
Now, there is no doubt that the American peo-
ple feel only distaste and disgust for the fascist
dictatorships, but there is no indication that
they are consciously preparing for a war against
the totalitarian heresy. Individual citizens are
ready to fight the fascists on ideological grounds,
but there is reason to believe that the mass
of the popuation still remembers too vividly the
last war for democracy. The next war, if it
comes, will not be one between conflicting ideol-
ogies. The issues will not be fascism, democracy
or communism, but the inevitable issues raised by
conflicts in national economic and political riv-
It will be the old game of dressing up economic
and political issues in idealistic garb, and the
American people should by this time be mature
enough to give up playing games.
By NORMAN KIELL
The Spirit Of '38
When Old Man ,1937 died, he took with him on
that day a drama by Sidney Howard called "The
Ghost of Yankee Doodle." Broadway had not ap-
proved "The Ghost of Yankee Doodle" and it
was too indifferent to approve or disapprove its
Last night at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre,
the Ann Arbor Dramatic Season resurrected "The
Ghost of Yankee Doodle" and straightway laid
him low again. This time it starred Aline Mac-
Mahon as the mistress of the stolid and this time
not so mid-western Garrison household, a house-
hold composed of liberals who are swept into the
cataclysmic miasma of reaction and fascism.
It is Christmas time eighteen months after the
next World War and into this apparently un-
sullied-by-the-world home comes struggle, be-
wilderment, defeat, by way of James Madison
Clevinger and his illegitimate aviator son, Steve
Andrews. The Garrisons own a tool and die
factory and a liberal newspaper. Both are up
against the proverbial wall of bankruptcy be-
cause they refuse, to transform the factory into
a munitions plant for foreign consumption; the
factory supports the newspaper.
Clevinger owns a string of yellow journals of
the William Randolph Hearst breed and in him
looms the dark shadow of peonage and fascist
brutality. He comes to the Garrison home to,
renew his wooing of Sara Garrison from where
he left off in his youth. With him, he brings his
prostituted philosophy and his money to restore .
the Garrison fortunes. He wins Sara's hand only
to lose it when he capitalizes on his son's death
in a crash-up and entangles the country in the
Sidney Howard has not the genius behind this
stroke. It is his latest brainchild and it would.
seem as though the germ plasm had run out.
While Mr. Howard may want to say something
desperately and honestly, he does not or can not
say it; while he is crying out for an interpretation
of the chaos in which he lives, he cannot inter-
pret. Like so many of our liberals today, Mr.
Howard takes a dive into the limbo of futility.
Howard makes little out of his period of
Sturm und Drank; he is the eternal fumbling
liberal. He summons all his powers of witty
dialogue, all his knowledge of claracterization,
but in his dialogue and his characters he forgot
to say something worthwhile. If he is accurately
and intelligently to present American life, if he is
to ,express whatever is sincere in the American
spirit, he can not do it in terms of the upper
income bracket as he does here. He creates little
response and less sympathy.
To talk about the next war and oncoming fas-
cism in the smug repartee of the drawing room
is beyond this reviewer's sense of proportion.
Russell Hardie as the daredevil pilot, steals
the show from Miss MacMahon; he is the "old-
fashioned" cocktail to the drama giving it pep
and vitality. Miss MacMahon has been given
all the smug. witty lines to quote and she repeats
them outside of herself, throwing them off with
facility and ease. In an already overwritten part,
Otto Hulett as the despicable publisher Clevinger,
overacts and shouts all over Emeline Clark
Roche's well-conceived stage. The others in
the cast, especially Joanna Roos, William Post,
Jr., and Frederic Tozere, were personable and
Tagopho b h
To the Editor:
Here is an opinion which I should like to have
aired in your column:
Many students are afllicted with "Tagophobia."
They have an unreasonable but terrible fear of
being "tagged" on Campus Tag Days. There
seem to be various reasons for this tagophobia.
One group has probably acquired a conditioned
reflex against any sort of tag through uncon-
scious association with traffic tagas Another
There may be a silver lining even in a bron-
chial afliction, for if I had not been confined I
would never have come across a curious little
book called "Meet Me on the Barricades," by
Charles Villanova Harrison. Mr. Harrison runs
a notion shop in negations, and if there is any
doubt which you cannot find upon his shelves
or under his counter he will
be glad to send out and sup-
:<: Here one may buy jagged
stones for a wailing wall,
steins for the sorrowful and
the pungent incense of re-
nunciation. As a side line
the shopkeeper does a little
business in taxidermy and
stuffs and mounts lost causes.
All day long the proprietor sits cross-legged at the
back of the room and plays a plaintive hymn
to the setting sun upon the oboe. And the mes-
sage of this minstrel is that all men are fools,
although they may be divided into two camps.
There are those fools who do not know the
world is out of joint. But still sillier are their
compatriots who try to do something about it.
And so Charles Villanova Harrison purposes to
go on sitting and sounding sour notes upon his
oboe. gut the only tune he can play is "Down
Went McGinty to the Bottom of the Sea." And
yet it would be a mistake to picture Mr. Harrison
as an unhappy man. He has his flute and his
frustrations. A mug of gall with a dash of worm-
wood suits his palate perfectly.
Of More Sensitive Stuff
Nero had no social consciousness, and so he
fiddled while Rome burned. Charles Villanova
Harrison is made of more sensitive stuff. Quite
often he looks down from his tower at the con-
flagration and encourages the firefighters. Be-
fore he takes up his oboe he pays his duty to
society by remarking, "Isn't it awful and isn't it
hopeless?" And then he toots again.
The society of American pessimists is one of
the most democratic organizations in this coun-
try. It bars neither members of the extreme right
nor the extreme left. You can get in by saying
that the revolution is upon us and that nothing
can be'done about it. But you will be equally
welcome in the club rooms if you' slogan is that
the barricades are being sabotaged by the builders
and that no recourse is possible. The common
bond which makes buddies of diverse elements is-
a mutual belief in the futility of all human en-
deavor. The high sign is the doublecross, and
the fraternal greeting is a stab in the back.
New Slogahs For Old
With a stein on the table and a picture of
Trotsky on the wall the not very good fellows
get together in the card room, and the only game
which the house committee permits is solitaire.
But if anybody ever wins he is promptly expelled
as an opportunist. The club motto runs, "To
err is human; to deviate is divine."
In certain quarters there is a growing tendency
to label this faith in eternal frustration as real-
ism. And some of these newer realists are even
willing to take over the old sentimental ditty by
making a slight change in the words and singing,
"There'll be mud pie in the sky by and bye."
To my mind, a far more realistic attitude was
manifested by the man of whom Bert Williams
used to talk. .I refer to the fellow who was chased
by a ghost as he was passing the cemetery. They
ran ten or twelve miles, and then the man lay
down panting and exhausted. The ghost sat close
beside him and remarked, "That was quite a
run we had." To which the man.replied, "Yes,
and as soon as I get my breath we're going to have
And it has always seemed to me that if the
human spirit can remain steadfast and faithful
until the cock crow and dawn we will at least
escape all the evil apparitions which would de-.
Revolt In Brazil
Whether any outside influence is involved or
not; on the face of it it looks as if the quickly
quelled uprising in Rio was an attempt of one
anti-democratic group to oust another. President
Vargas has had considerable experience with
revolts since he seized power eight years ago. He
has suppressed one rebellion described as "con-
stitutionalist," another called "communistic," and
'low a third, in more up-to-date parlance labeled
"fascist." Exactly what it represents is not yet
clear. Naval officers are said to be involved, a
prince-pretender of the house of Orleans and
Braganza, and the Integralistas, who under their
green shirts seem to integrate or at least cover
up the most contradictory ideas. Apparently
they are 100-per cent nationalists and Pan-Amer-
icans, anti-Semites and interracialists, capitalists,
and proletarians. In his own coup of last No-
vember, when he suspended the Constitution to
rule by decree and found an authoritarian State,
Dr. Vargas used the Integralistas, but since then
observers in Brazil have noted that this dissolved
but still active movement constituted a threat to
his regime which he would have to deal with.
-New York Times.
resistant and conditioned-reflex types-are not
to be blamed. They are the victims of phobias
which, like all phobias, must be treated by mental
hygiene. The group of adventurers are probably
insurable. But it is the last group-those who
"just don't have the money" who should be
Paul Y. Anderson has furnished a
hilarious afternath to the senate
debate on the Government Reorgan-
ization Bill, with his discovery that
two opposition leaders, Senators Byrd
of Virginia and Burke of Nebraska,
both delivered the same speech in the
Senate, on the same day, in opposition?
to the bill, and it passed unnoticeda
for nearly two months.
The parallel-column exposure madea
by Mr. Anderson could have been c
carried on almost indefinitely, for the C
duplicate wording of the two speeches j
takes up two pages in the congres- g
sional record pf March 23.
One point, however, escaped the
eagle eye of Mr. Anderson. After t
Senator Burke had finished deliver- d
ing the speech which Senator Byrd n
had delivered two hours earlier, he .f
kept on talking-Senators have a o
habit of doing that-and this was a
his first remark on deviating from 1
the Byrd speech: b
"I now come, Mr. President, or
rather return, to the really vital part c
of this discussion."o
It is evident that, even though*Sen- t
ator Burke did not know he had just e
been delivering the speech of Sen- t
ator Byrd, he thought it was not soA
hot. And it wasn't. But if Senator o
Byrd, by right of priority, claims the a
paternity of this oratorical Siamese a
twins, what will he think of the as-a
persion cast on them by their Ne- R
braska foster-father? P
* * * I
The Unlucky Parallel l
However, the parallel between the
speeches did not end with the dupli-
cate wording. When Senator, Burke s
quit repeating the words of Senator g
Byrd, and launched into something e
of his own, he began to discuss the ri
difference between pre-audit and t
post-audit by the General Accounting
Curiously enough, when Senator w
Byrd ceased to utter the words that
were to be re-uttered later in the day
by his colleague from Nebraska, he
too kept on talking, and mirabile die- A
tu, he discussed the difference' be- F
tween pre-audit and post-audit by
the General Accounting Office. 4
Buried in the middle of both of o
these discussions, which differ in their b
general wording, is this identical sen- t
tence used by both senators: F
"In my judgment, too much stress f
has been placed on the difference be- p
tween post-audit and pre-aucit as a n
means of preventing illegal expeni- s
tures or expenditures for purposes
not authorized by Congress."
In whose judgment? t
In the judgment.of Senator Byrd? a
In the judgment of Senator Burke? P
No, in the judgment of the man C
who wrote the speech they delivered.
That man, it is overwhelmingly evi-
dent from .the text of the speeches, t
was an official of the General Ac- i
counting Office. a
Comedy Of Errors
This matter is more than a hilarious
comedy of errors at the expense of
two senators. It. reveals the hand t
that blocks the path of governmental c
reform. It shows the workings of 1
bureaucracy. The General Account-s
ing Office, charged with the duties of a
an annual audit, has not performed
that duty once in the 17 years Of its
existence. Even if it did, it would be
auditing its own actions-a vicious
There you have evidence of the hid-c
den forces, in addition to anti-Roose-t
velt propaganda, that defeated thec
government reorganization bill. 1
To all of these discredited propa- t
gandists, and to the unseen manipu-
lators of senate debate, a swift and
effective answer can be made.
It is for the house committee on
government reorganizationtto report
out the bills recommitted to them a
month ago. The committee has that 1
power, and now it has that duty. 1
Times have changed, politically,
since congressmen frightened by
propaganda sent these bills back to
committee. without voting on them.
The voters have spoken in Florida.;
They are getting ready to speak else-
The wage-and-hour bill was recom-
mitted, but it has emerged again,
headed for passage. What is being'
done with the wage-and-hour bill
can be, and should be, done on gov-
ernment reorganization, but here the
procedure is simpler. The house
committee, headed by Congressman
Cochran of Missouri, can bring these
bills to the floor without referring
them to the reactionary rules com-
mittee. That should be done. Let
them be voted on, and see how many
congressmen will knuckle under to
propaganda a second time. -
St. Louis Star-Times.
Drive Is Planned
WASHINGTON, May 16.-(P-A
nation-wide campaign against vener-
eal disease was outlined by public
health service officials today after
the House passed a Senate bill call-
ing for the expenditure of from $3,-
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1938
VOL. XLVIII. No. 163
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re asked to meet in Room 2054,'
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he .Hopwood contests and who have c
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EE 7a, Building Illumination. The
reading assignment for Wednesday N
or Thursday, May 18 or 19, is the
three publications concerning effect s
of paint on lighting of rooms, which :
have been given to all members ofa
Exhibition, College of Architecture:
Drawings, photographs and maps of
Soviet architecture and city construc-
tion, also illustrations showing thes
historical development of Soviet ar-V
chitecture from 1918 to the present,'
loaned through the courtesy of the
American Russian Institute. ThirdP
floor exhibition room. Open daily,'
9 to 5, except Sunday, until May 24.
The public is cordially invited.
Exhibition, College of Architecture:
An exhibition of articles in silver, gold,
enamel and sexfi-precious stonies, for
ecclesiastical and general use, de-
signed and executed by 'Arthur Ne-
vill Kirk, is shown in the pier cases
at either side of the Library entrance,
second floor corridor. Open daily,
9:00 to 5:00, except Sunday, until
June 1. The public is cordially in-
A meeting of the senior class pesi-
dents to discuss Commencement plans
has been called for tonight at 7 p.m.
in Room 227, West Engineering Bldg.
Glee Club Men: Meet at 6 p.m. to-
day at the Union for the banquet.
The Graduate Student Council will
meet at the Union tonight at 8p.m.
Election Commission to be set up.
Final meeting. All members be pres-
Mathematics Club will meet tonight
l at 8 nm. in Room 3201 Angell Hall.
Periodic Residue Systems" -and Mrs.
P. Baxter will speak on "The
reometry of the Dirac Equations."
Bibliophiles: F.W.C. The final
ieeting of the year will be held at
he home of Mrs. Preston and Mrs.
dwin Slosson, 2101 Devonshire Rd.
irs. Lila Pargment will address the
roup on the literature of Soviet Rus-
S.A.E. There will be a meeting of
he Society of Automotive Engineers
)night at 7:30 p.m. at the Union.
fficers for the coming year will be
lected. Professor Nickelsen will talk
n the new streamlined trains. A *
pecial invitation is extended to
Astronomical Motion Pictures. o-
ion pictures taken at the McMath-
ulbert Observatory at Lake Angelus,
ill be shown in Natural Science Au-
itorium at 8 p.m. tonight, primarily
or the classes in astronomy, though
thers will be welcome. The films
ill comprise lunar features, the total
olar eclipse of 1932, and the solar
rominences recorded with the new
.15 p.m. League Chapel Students
lumni and faculty are invited to at-
nd the services.
Home-making Art and Athletic
roups picnic tonight at Saline Val-
y Farms. Everyone meet at the
eague. South Door, at 5 p.m. with
r without cars.
W.A.A. Board meeting today at the
Association Book Group-"Coqper-
ive Democracy by Dr. James WCar-
asse will be reviewed by the author's
aughter, Mrs. Charles Spooner, Lane
all Library,'Tuesday, 4:15 p.m.
Phi Kappa Phi. The spring initia-
on banquet of the Honor Society of
'hi Kappa Phi will be held in the
allroom of the Michigan Union at
:30 p.m., tonight. Several musical
umbers will be included and Sen.
reorge P. McCallum, Sr., will speak
n "A Typical Legislature in Ac-
on." Members may secure reser-
ations by calling the secretary be-
ore 2 p.m. on that date. Campus
Theta Sigma Phi will hold its last
le'eting of the school year tonight at
he League at 7 o'clock. It is im-
ortant that all members be present.
Ann Arbor Independents: There
ill be rehearsals all this week at the
League for the Campus Sing to be
eld . in conjunction with Lantern
ight. All the girls are urged to come
f you are unable to attend, the first
neeting get in touch with Mary Fran-
R.O.T.C. Ceremony today at 4 p.mn.
eport in and get rifles at Waterman
Itesearch Club will met Wednesday,
day 18, at 8 p.m., in Room 2528 East
Vedical Building. 'Program: Profes-
or L. B. Kellum will speak on "Stu-
lies in Mexico on the Paleogeographic
nd Tectonic Influence of Stable Plat-
orms in'Submarine Areas." Professor
C. C. Fries will speak on "The Chang-
ng Grammar of Modern English."
The Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Conference:- The
Annual Pharmaceutical Conference
sponsored by the College of Pharmacy
will be held at the Michigan Union
at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18.
Dr. R. L. Swain, President of the
National Association of Boards' of
Pharmacy, Dr. Arthur Curtis and
Prof. C. C. Glover will be the principal
speakers. At the evening meeting at
7:45 p.m. in Room 165 'Chemistry
Building, Dr. Allan J. McLaughlin
will, speak on "The Outlook for the'
A cordial invitation to attend is
extended to all interested.
Seminar in Physical Chemistry will
meet in Room 122, Chemistry Building
at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18.
Mr.; Charles Murray will speak on
"Crystal Structure of Some Silicates."
Fraternity Presidents: Interfrater-
nity Council meeting Thursday, May
19 at 7:15 in Room 306, Michigan
Union. It is important that all presi-
dents be there as election of next
years officers will be held.,,
May 18, Michigan League, Russian
Tea Room, 12 noon. Cafteria service.
Prof. Robert B. Hall of the Geogra-
phy Department will speak informally
on "Regions of Conflict in the Far
Omega Upsilon. A very important
meeting Wednesday night at '7;30,
Morris Hall. All members please be
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W HILE THE DEMOCRACIES of the
world were continuing in their futile
attempts to fashion realistic foreign policies by
watchful waiting, non-intervention and power
politics, Mussolini took occasion in the course of a
speech Saturday at Genoa to remind them, with
all the subtlety of a battleship, that the totali-
tarian states will present a united international
front in case of world crisis.
"Two worlds," he said, "the German and the
Roman are in immediate contact. Their friend-
ship is lasting. Collaboration between the two
revolutions, which is destined to leave its impress
on this centurv of ours, cannot but be fruitful of