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College Publishers Reiresentative
Board of Editors
William Spaler Robert Weeks Irvin Lisagor
Helen Douglas
NIGHT EDITORS:Harold Garn. Joseph Gies, Earl R.
Gilman, Horace Gilmore, S. R. Kleiman, Edward Mag-
dol, Albert Mayo, Robert Mitchell, Robert Perlman
and Roy Sizemore.
SPORTS DEPARTMENT: Irvin Lisagor. chairman; Betsy
Anderson, Art Baldauf, Bud Benjamin, Stewart Fitch,
Roy Heath and Ben Moorstein.
WOMEN'S DEPARTMENT: Helen Douglas, chairman,
Betty Bonisteel, Ellen Cuthvert, Ruth Frank, Jane B.
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Barbara Paterson, Jenny Petersen, Harriet Pomero,
Marian Smith, Dorothea Staebler and Virginia Voor-
Business Department
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ing Manager; Richard H. Knowe, National Advertising
and Circulation Manager.
Now Let's Drop
The Whole Matter. .
ly satisfactory explanation of his
now regretted membership in the Klan, Mr.
Justice Black finds himself still engulfed in a
morass of publicity, this time because two attor-
neys have seen fit to legally question his qualifi-
cations. Most important of the pair is Albert
Levitt, a former federal officer in the Virgin
Islands. The other is an obscure Boston lawyer
named Patrick Henry Kelly. Grounds for their
motions lay, they say, in Section 6, Article 1 of
the Constitution.
Pertinent to the matter, the second paragraph
of the section reads thus: "No Senator or Rep-
resentative shall, during the time for which he
wa selected, be appointed to any civil office under
the -authority of the United States which shall
have been created, or the emoluments whereof
shall have been increased, during such time;
and no person holding any office under the
United States shall be a member of either house
during his continuance in office."
The added emolument which Levitt bases
his objection upon is the bill passed by the
46last Congress (during the period when Black
was a senator from Alabama) which made it
possible for Supreme Court judges to retire at
70 after a minimum of 10 years of service, with
a $20,000 a year pension-that is, continuance at
their full saary.
But the justiceship of the court to which Black
was appointed was not created during his term
of office in the Senate. Rather a vacancy oc-
curred with the retirement of Justice Van De-
vanter. If the President's court bill had gone
through and Black had been appointed to one of
the new positions then he would have been dis-
qualified but as things are, the only "new office"
created was that of retired justice at $20,000 a
year and Van Devanter holds that position.
Until Black has completed the service require-
ment for retirement there is no possibility of his
violating either spirit or letter of Section 6. How-
ever, it would appear that Black is ineligible for
the pension upon retirement. Constitutionally
he can receive only the former and smaller
amount which was provided before the new
Washington forecasters believe the motions
of protest will be summarily dismissed by the
court without comment. The opposition, it would
seem, can take it or Levitt.
Patrol For
The Pirates.. .
E UROPE'S democratic diplomacy
has added another strike-out to
its batting average. The farce of the non-inter

vention patrol has been reinforced by the still
more pitiful comedy of the anti-piracy patrol,
which France and England have instituted to
protect their shipping in the Mediterranean from
certain "unidentified" submarine assailants, and
for which the governments of the two nations
are now desperately trying to soothe Mussolini's
chronically ruffled temperament.
That Il Duce should be offended because

defensive move on the part of the nations at-
tacked by them an insult tohItalian honor.
The ingenious solution to this dilemma offered
by the Janus-faced statesmen of Great Britain,
has already taken the form of a joint-anti-
piracy patrol by all three powers involved. The
only thing standing in the way of this arrange-
ment whereby the pirates will share in the de-
fense prepared against them is that it may not
suit Mussolini.
Maybe he wants to take complete charge of the
patrol as well as the pirates. If he really does,
there is at least an even chance that he will be
allowed to do so.
Engineers?. . .
T HE ANNOUNCEMENT of the third
annual meeting of the Federation
of Architects, Engineers, Chemists and Tech-
nicians in Detroit next week, makes us doubt
recurrent criticisms which brand all engineers
as narrow-minded and anti-social.
America, in particular, and the world, in gen-
eral, is headed for vast social changes which
current research and future inventions may bring
about, the National Resources Commission
warned President Roosevelt during the summer
The engineer, responsible for much of this social
progress, can, by his cooperation, enable the
government to prepare beforehand to avoid many
of the disastrous results of severe technological
A release from the society indicates that its
program will be of poignant interest to the engi-
neer in training, who will meet unionized in-
dustries upon his graduation. He can avoid
the "wishy-washy" organizations which treat
only technical problems and, instead, join with
a group which will assure him of a courageous,
social interpretation of his relation to society.
"The convention," the release continues, "will
deal with the social and economic aspects of
technology and specifically with the problems
of the technical profession. It will evaluate
the engineers' relation to society and industry,
towards whose progress and wealth he is able,
by virtue of his highly specialized training,
to make a valuable contribution."
In off the dustblown prairies of the middle-
west, torn probably from the sunkissed larynxes
of hardy Kansans, that old battlecry of freedom
comes once again shrieking into the east with a
challenge to us of the beaten classes. Into Ann
Arbor last Saturday night it came, for instance,
with all the pioneer fervor, right into the city,
right onto the Theta lawn. It was a glorious mo-
ment, but on the other hand a shortlived one,
for once again freedom failed to ring-and the
Dekes won out.
Peaceful, law abiding, exultant probably in the
contemplation of his Kansas forbears, Roy,
Heath with his date wound his way along South
U. that evening. Peaceful and law abiding he
was until up the middle of the sidewalk, strode
a silent Deke. Also silent, and in lock step,
single file each man with his hands on the shoul-'
ders in front of him, there were about twenty
behind the first. Roy was perturbed but not
daunted when the advancing column refused
to budge from the middle of the sidewalk. He
also refused to budge. That was too bad. The
first man rammed into him, succeeded in shov-
ing him back a little, then seeing that Heath
intended to be staunch, grabbed him, handed
him back to the next man who in turn handed
him to the next-and so along the line with
the tender finesse of a thwarted Deke. Heath
ended in the bushes at the corner of the SAE
field. But he got to his feet and rushed again.
This time the line was broken, but the twenty
swarmed around him and swirled along as far as
the Theta lawn, where pleasant Saturday good-
nights were interrupted-but just momentarily-

this sight of a struggling Roy Heath in an at-
titude as completely that of protest as twenty
men would permit him to assume. The struggle
didn't last long, but just before the twentieth
Deke climbed onto Roy's lap, the cry rang across
the Theta lawn, "I know you Dekes have your
traditions, but out in Kansas a man has his
rights too."
THE DEKES have been doing this sort of
thing-not pushing Roy Heath around-
but marching back to their house linked as they
were Saturday night, since their chapel was
built in 1878. It is one of the oldest campus
traditions and one that most students seldom'
encounter. Probably as a conciliatory gesture
to another custom of long standing-the Dekes
were the last of the fraternities to date with
co-eds-they meet every' second Saturday night
around eleven at their chapel on East Williams
just across from the Congregational Church.
Afterwards, in silence and in lock step, they
march home to the porch where they sing a
couple of songs. The whole thing is particularly
striking when, in dead winter, the snow is deep
and the walking soundless, the line twists up
South U. to the Geddes hill. In the cold blue
light of the street lamps, it is like some black
shadow drifting along the side of the street.
The chapel itself looks like some tiny aban-
doned Greek orthodox church, stands next to
the alley a half block down from State on Wil-
liams and to real oldtimers is remembered as
being right next door to where used to be a very
convenient and flourishing speakeasy during
pre-repeal days.





IBy Heywood Bron
Damon Runyon made the most pertinent com-
ment on the Hugo Black issue in a column in
which one of. his characters said, "The red board
is up. What's the use of talking about it?"
But there is a nice country around the field
of might have been, and before going into the
silences I would like to add my two bits' worth
to the discussion of what the new Justice should
have said. His radio address left me in the
uncomfortable position of being compelled to re-
port, "Well, yes and no." A fence is the last alley
in which I care to prowl.
And yet, after a brilliant beginning, it seemed
to me that Hugo Black muffed his opportunity.
Very few men in public life are courageous
enough to run the risk of experimenting with
complete candor. And it isn't easy. From
the sidelines one may applaud absolute frank-
ness, but once you or I are actually put on the
spot we will follow the way of the world and try
and put the best face possible upon the circum-
Specifically, I did not like Mr. Justice Black's
excursion into the some-of-my-best-friends
school of explanation. That isn't good enough.
It has been the first refuge of bigots. I do not
think that the gentleman from Alabama is a
bigot, although I must admit that he is probably
touched with local prejudice. In my opinion, he
is several cuts above the bulk of his fellows, and
even that leaves him a good many lengths behind
the status of being the great American Voltaire.
That champion hasn't as yet put in his appear-
* *' * *
Two Men Of Candor
At the moment my two nominations for the
post of the most candid man in American poli-
tics are Senator Norris and Congressman Maury
Maverick. The young fellow from the South-
west has more prejudice than the old man out
of Nebraska, but at least he recognizes them -
and puts them on the record. Once I heard
Maury when he was under pressure from a keen
and persistent Negro heckler, and I think he
made the best answer which was within his
reach. He said, "Oh, come, now, you've got to
remember that I come from the State of Texas."
I wish that Hugo Black had advanced to the
microphone in precisely the same spirit. Then
he might have said, "Yes, I did join the Klan
fifteen years ago, and I joined because of polit-
ical expediency. I wanted to get into national
politics, and, indeed, I felt that I had something
to contribute to the welfare of my country. Down
where I lived you couldn't even get chosen as
dog catcher unless you played ball with the
Klan. And so I played ball. And to make my
statement even more frank, I will admit that I
used the Klan to get into office and then dropped
it when it was no longer of any use to me.
"I may say that on the High Bench the two
men to whom I am going to turn for aid and
counsel are Justice Brandeis and Justice Car-
dozo. I think they are the men in the court
whose economic ideas go along in the direction
in which I want to follow. Anybody who says
that I made a compromise with my conscience
is correct. It may even be argued that I made
an ignoble compromise. But I ask you to judge
me from this day forth.
From Now On
"Nothing that I can promise will be as effective
as the things I do. Whether you believe in my
political and economic philosophy or not, you
ought to be willing to admit that in the Senate
my record is consistent and that it is on the side
of the progressive tides of today. I do not pre-
tend to be a great jurist from a strictly legalistic
point of view, but I intend to interpret the prob-
lems which come before the Supreme Court in
the light of the necessities of the masses. You
say that fifteen years ago I behaved with less
courage than I should have done. You are
right. But watch me from now on. I have
learned my lesson."

I think that would have made a better speech.
In fact, I think that Hugo Black implied all that.
I wish he had said it.
On The Level
Yes, rushing will end tonight and the fra-
ternity men can start buying text books to cram
for the mid-semesters.
* * * *
But there are so many things doing these
days that it does become rather difficult to
concentrate on studies. Rushing, football, the
World Series, and lovely freshman women have
made the professors more uninteresting than
Proof of this lies in the fact that every
time a prof yells "Order!" to a noisy class,
someone usually answers, "One ale, please."
The best of these mental lapses occurred Tues-
day in a Mechanical Drawing class when the
instructor asked, "And if the centers are an inch
and a half apart, where would the line be?"
One of the sleepy Engineers answered, "Off-

Ay . >r nuJ ,j1 Publication in the Bulletin is o ns
'Civersity. Copy rec vedat the of
'caria nFlanders' aet :; 1 00 ams.anSaturday.
F YOU usually assume that all for- THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 1937
eign pictures are either tragedies VOL. XLVIII. No. 10
or propaganda or both you will be Student Organizations: Officers of
convinced that you are wrong if you student organizations are reminded
see Carnival In Flanders at the Men- that only such organizations as are
delssohn this Friday and Saturday. approved by the Senate Committee
It is gay and intelligent and does not on Student Affairs may insert notices
even need the English titles to be in the Daily Official Bulletin. Until
perfectly understood even if you don't Oct. 25 last year's list of approved
know French. That is because it is organizations will be used, but after
thoroughly movie' in the way it tells that date only such groups as have
its story and constructs its incidents, qualified for approval this year, by
First brought to this country at submitting lists of offiers to the

structlve notice to an members of time
the University Council on Monday,
Oct. 11, at 4;15 p.m., Room 1009 A.H.
Agenda: Report of the Committee
Relating to the Development of Sta-
tistics; Election of vice-chairman and
secretary; appointment of standing
Rhodes Scholarship: Candidates
for the Rhodes Scholarships should
procure before the 8th of October
an information blank from the Secre-
tary of the History Department, 119

Christmas last year, it has been sue- Dean of Students, 2 University Hall,
cessfully shown not only in foreign and otherwise complying with the

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language theatres but in many of the
regular picture theatres.s g
It is set in the Flemish village of
Boom in the 17th century. The Bur-
gomaster. when he hears of the ap-
proach of a Spanish battalion, is sure
that his village will be sacked. So
that he pretends that he is dead and
leaves the wives and daughters of the
town to meet the invaders and work
on their sympathies to get them to
leave peaceably. They do leave-
the next morning. But remember the
title of the picture is Kermesse Hero-
The settings and costumes are au-
thentic-yet not cluttered as so often
happens in Hollywood films. They
are suggestive of the Little Masters
of the period without trying to repro-
duce actual paintings. And the pho-
tography is quite flawless. When a
picture comes to town that has the
smart entertainment value that this
one has, it is difficult not to get up
and shout about it.
Mendelssohn, Friday and Saturday
at 8, Friday at 3:15; Carnival in Flan-
Cass, this week, matinee Saturday:
Yes, My Darling Daughter. Mark'
Reed's comedy with Florence Reed.
Cass, week beginning Sunday, Oct.
10, matinees Wednesday and Satur-
day: Tovarich. Robert Sherwood's
adaptation of Jacque Duval's comedy
with Marta Abba and most of the or-
iginal New York cast.
Mvendelssohn, Sunday, Oct. 17: First
program of the Museum of Modern
Art's Film Library. Second series.
Cass, week beginning Sunday, Oct.
17: Jed Harris' production of Ibsen's
A Doll's House with Ruth Gordon.
Dennis King, and Sam Jaffe.
Music starts the evening off and it's
the vocalizing of the Smoothies, the
Devore Sisters, and the music of Bill
Stoess's band-an NBC feature
through WLW at 7:15 . . . We, the
People directed by Gabriel Heatter
comes along at 7:30 via WJR..
Royal are the guests of Rudy Vallee
tonight at 8. Edgar Bergen and
Charlie McCarthy, Edward Arnold, of
the movies; and Eddie Peabody, a
banjo-man from way back, are the
stars of the Variety Hour--WWJ airs
it . . . Jim Crowley airs his football
forum on the Kate Smith Bandwagon
also at 8. Jack Miller's orch and
guests help the moon over the moun-
tain via WABC ... Those amachuoors
are with us again-Major Bowes puts
his good and bad almost-artists
through their paces at 9 and it comesG
through WJR. . . Bing is back! The

Committee's rules, will be allowed to
exercise this privilege.
To the members of the University
Senate: There will be a meeting of!
the University Senate on Monday,
Oct. 18, at 4:15 p.m. in Room C, Ha-
ven Hall, Louis A. Hopkins, Secy.
Faculty, College of Literature,. Sci-
ence and theaArts: Attendance re-
port cards are being distributed
through, the Departmental Offices.
Instructors are requested to report
absences to my office in accordance
with the rules printed on these cards.
W. R. Humphreys,.
Assistant Dean.
School of Education,. Changes of
Election: No course may be elected
for credit after Saturday, Oct. 16.
Students enrolled in this school must
report all changes of elections at the
Registrar's Office, Room 4, Univer-
sity Hall.
Membershipl in a class does not
cease nor begin until all changes have
been thus officially registered. Ar-
rangements made with instructors
only are not official changes.
Identification Cards will be given
out in Room 4, University Hall to all
students on Wednesday, Oct. 6 from
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Thursday,
Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Card
will also be given out during the noon
hour of these two days. It is essen-
tial that* these cards be properly
signed with owner's name and address
as they will be invalid until this is
done. Please call for your card at
once. It will be required for football
J. A. Bursley,
Dean of Students.
Students, College of Engineering:
Sophomore, junior and senior stu-
dents who are working for -degrees in
any of the following departments are
requested to report at the secretary's
office, 263 West Engineering Bldg.,
unless they have done so this semes-
Five-year programs combined with
Combinations of any two programs.
Mathematics, or combinations of
mathematical and technical pro-
Physics, or combinations.
Astronomy, or combinations.
Engineering-Law program.
Engineering-Business Administra-
tion program.
Metallurgical Engineering program.
A. H. Lovell, Secretary.
Women Students Attending the
Northwestern Football Game: Women
students wishing to attend the North-
western-Michigan football game are
required to register in the office of the
Dean of Women.

Haven Hall, and should see me in
117 Haven Hall during my office
hours on or before Oct. 18.
Arthur Lyon Cross.
R.O.T.C. Tailors will be at head-
quarters to take uniform measure-
ments today and tomorrow between
the hours 8:30 am .to 4:30 p.m.
Choral Union Ushers: Last year's
ushers may sign up at Hill Auditorium
box office between 4 and 5:30 p.m. to-
day. New men may sign up Friday 4
to 5:30 p.m.
Oratorical Association Lecture
Course: Season tickets are now avail-
able at the Hill Auditorium box of-
fice from 10 to 12 and 2 to 4 daily,
Seminar in Probability: There will
be a meeting on Friday, Oct. 8, at 3
p.m., in Room 3018 Angell Hall, for
those interested in forming a seminar
in probability, to discuss the time.
Tour to Greenfield Village: Atten-
tion is again called to the fact that
reservations for the educational tour
to Greenfield Village, Mr. Ford's out-
of-door museum of early American
history, must be made in Room 9,
University Hall by noon today. This
tour is especially for foreign students
of the University but a limited num-
ber of American students interested
may also be accommodated. The spe-
cial bus leaves from in front of An-
gell Hall, Saturday at 1 p.m. The fee
will be one dollar.
Academic Notices
Economics 175: The class will meet
this Thursday in 215 Ec. (bring slide
rules), and this Saturday in 3003 An-
gell Hall. E. M. Hover.
Preliminary Examination for the
Doctorate in Education: The examin-
ations will be held on Oct. 14, 15 and
16. Graduate students in education
planning to take these examinations
should leave their names in Room
4000 University High School at once.
Preliminary Examinations for the
Ph.D. Degree in Economics: These
examinations will be held on Nov. 1,
2 and 3. All those who contemplate
writing papers at this time should
leave their names and the fields in
which they expect to write in the De-
partment office as soon as possible.
I. L. Sharfman.
University Lecture: Einar Gerstad,
Director of the Swedish Academy in
Rome will lecture on the subject,
"Excavations in Cyprus," on Friday,
Oct. 8, 4:15 p.m. in the Natural Sci-
ence Auditorium. The public is cor-
dially invited.
University Lecture. Dr. Edward J.
Dent, Professor of Music, Cambridge
University, will. lecture on the sub-
ject "History of the Fugue" Thurs-
day afternoon, Oct. 7, at 4:15 p.m.
in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. This
lecture given for music students is
open to the public, and all those in-
terested are invited without adn is-
sion charge.
Charles A. Sink, President.
Events Of Today
Institute of The Aeronautical Sci-
ences: .The first meeting of the
University of Michigan Student
Branch of tlhe Institute of the Aero-
nautical Sciences will be held on
Thursday evening, Oct. 7, at 7:30
p.m., in Room 1042 East Engineering
Building. This is an organization
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A letter of permission from;oarents

old Kraft Hall will once more get on must-be-received in this office not
with Crosby doing his usual fine job later than Friday, Oct. 8. If a student
of m.cing, tonight at 10. Robbin wishes to go otherwise than by train,
Burns will aid the cause, and it's the special permission for such mode of
music of Johnny Trotter plus the us- travel must be included in the par-
ual fine array of guests-WWJ does ent's letter.
the airing . . . Cab Calloway shouts Gette mt
his jungle jazz via CBS and WABC at Graduate women are invited to reg-
11-a fine stage band but play a bit ester in the office.
out of tune on the air . .. Andy Kirk Byrl Fox Bacher,
and his Clouds of Joy do a turn viaI' Assistant Dean of Women.
WMAQ at 11:15 . . . It's Father Hines
-at 12:30 and through WEAF, and College of Literature, Science and
Red Norvo by the lanes of WBBM. the Arts, School of Music, and School
Bits: Seymore Simons, retired band of Education. Students who received
leader and song writer, returns to marks of I or X at the close of their
the air to take the air show of Loch- last term of attendance tviz., semes-
invar Rubinoff .. . Movies seem to be ter or summer session) will receive a
getting the Big Names in radio all grade of E in the course unless this
tied down with fat contracts and it's work is made up by Oct. 27. Students
causing quite a flurry along Radio wishing an extension of time should
Row ... Joe Sanders in a letter says file a petition addressed to the ap-'
that the average collegian is a very propriate official in their school with
fine critic of bands-how come Jan Room 4 U.H. where it will be trans-
Garber got a J-Hop engagement mitted.
here? Robert L Williams

Advertisement in the New York
Herald Tribune: "Statistician, thor-
oughly studied racing systems. In-
terested only confidentially passing
along valuable information at rea-
sonable fee." Of all the world's un-
selfish people, there's none to com-
pare with the man who has a sure
way of beating the races. Instead of
piling up a fortune by using the sys-
tem himself, he is invariably ready,
even eager, to pass it on to others for
a merely nominal fee, paid in ad-
Toronto Star.
Something new under the sun-a,
walking sprinkling machine used to
water the gridiron at the University

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Asst. Registrar.
To the members of the University
Council: There will be a meeting of
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