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William Spaller Robert Weeks Irvin Lisagor
Helen Douglas
NIGHT EDITORS :Harold Garn, Joseph Gies, Earl R.
Gilman, Horace Gilmore, S. R. Kleiman, Edward Mag-
dol, Albert Mayjo, Robert Mitchell, Robert Perlman
and Roy Sizenmore.
SPORTS DEPARTMENT: Irvin Lisagor, chairman; Betsy
Anderson, Art Ba auf, Bud Benjamin, Stewart Fitch,
Roy Heath and Ben Moorstein.
WOMEN'S DEPARTMENT: Helen Douglas, chairman,
Betty Bonisteel, Ellen Cuthvert, Ruth Frank, Jane B.
Holden, Mary Alice M~acKenzie, Phyllis Helen Miner,
Barbara Paterson, Jenny Petersen, Harriet Pomeroy,
Marian Smith; Dorothea Staebler and Virginia Voor-
Business Department
CREDIT MANAGER ....... . ............ DON WILSHER
MPepartmental Managers
Ed Macal, Accounts Manager; Leonard P. Siegelman,
LocalAdvertising Manager; Philip Buchen, Contracts
Manager; William Newnan, 'Service Manager; Mar-
shall Sampson, Publications and Classified Advertis-
ing Manager: Richard H. Knowe, National Advertising
and Circulation Manager.
Time On
Our Hands.
ANN ARBOR may be only 40 miles
from the fourth largest city in the
United States; it may have all modern improve-
ments and may be in contact with the rest of
the country and world through radio, newspapers
and telephones, but it was conclusively indicated
by a seemingly trivial event yesterday to be a
completely isolated spot on the map.
The carillon's clock was four minutes fast;I
all clocks on the campus were four minutes
fast. Therefore, 13,000 students, faculty mem-
bers, and University workers underslept four
minutes and professors hurried to their classes ,
four minutes too early.
This "catastrophe" affected hardly anyone
and probably did no serious social harg, but,
humorous as it may appear, it is not a far
cry from the isolation of the indifferent student,
calloused to the outside world, and unaware
of serious maladjustments in sections of the
city, state and country which he has never,
and probably will never see.
Southern sharecroppers live in hovels to
the disregard of "enlightened" students, under-
paid workers develop industrial diseases which, if
admitted, are discounted by these same students
and rampant lynchings are "unimportant."
A solution? Prof. Richard Fuller suggested it
when he urged college students to remember
they are living in a community, in a state and in
a nation. President Roosevelt, suggested one,
too, in his Cleveland speech when he advised
the citizens of the country to travel about and,
during their travels, to converse with the people
they met. Not to Chamber of Commerce leaders,
be warned, but to gas station employes, to
farmers, to small business men and to factory
MOTION PICTURES are said to be
produced for intellectually lazy
people. Producers are charged with filling their
films with innocuous trivialities aimed at an au-
dience witA the intelligence of a ten-year-old
child. Undoubtedly the charges are true, to a
large 'extent.
There are, however a few popular misconcep-
tions about the film that deserve clarification.
Motion pictures are perhaps the greatest media
for mass entertainment and education yet de-
vised. The fact that the innate potentialities
have been so rarely expressed and so freely
traduced and exploited does not detract from
the art itself. There have been plenty of second
rate theatrical productions and badly-written
books but no one denies the importance and
influence of the stage and the novel.
Ann Arbor was treated last week to a show-
ing of the French film "La Kermesse Heroique."

Before long, we hope, Warner Bros. will release
the "Life of Emile Zola" for general presenta-
tion throughout the country. Both are fine
examples of cinema for art's sake. Although
well-written, well-directed and well-acted, their

they are remarkable examples of what can be
accomplished in comparison to what the situa-
tion actually is.
In this connection the announcement yester-
day of this year's program of the Art Cinema
League is of exceeding timeliness and interest.
Collected and released by the Museum of Modern
Art in New York the series last year traced Amer-
ican film development from its birth in 1895.
This year it is presenting a series called "Some
Memorable American Films."
For the student who wishes to acquire a knowl-
edge of various phases of American life this serv-
ice by, the Art Cinema League is of inestimable
value. Whether we like it or not, the cinema has
become an integral part of our contemporary
scene, and the intelligent student will try to
understand it, and thus help shape its future
FOR THE MOST debonair gesture of the week,
the wilted white collar goes to GeorgeQuick
for his statement to The Daily yesterday. He
said, "I guarantee that the first edition of the
Gargoyle will not be stolen from our office."
That's a dead giveaway, George. It is also a
graceful admission of defeat. But don't give up,
maybe you'll find some takers before the year's
over. Last year's ed., Gil Tilles, himself, had
to wait until spring. It seems that people who
want the Garg that bad are as hard to uncover
as the Third Murderer in Macbeth-and they
demand better pay than mere immortality.
And if we may we would like to add a chasten-
ing word to our colleague, WRAG, for not long
ago, we remember distinctly he was closely con-
nected with the Garg, We wish to point out
to him, respectfully of course, that in his column
yesterday he intimated rather clearly that that
ma stopped being humorous about six years ago.
Wasn't that just about the time you first were
a freshman, WRAG, old man? And, wasn't your
particular job on Gargoyle that of copy editor?
And aren't you something of the same sort on
the Daily now? We just want to know, that's
all. Nothing impertinent, you know, old fellow.
* 4i * *
football games whips out a few lawyers every
year, was cab riding in from Evanston last Sat-
urday night after the Northwestern game with
Freddie Colombo. Both were keenly impressed
by the wide sweep of new asphalt and the trim
greenness of the recently opened boulevards that
route traffic from one end of the city to the other
without hitting. the snarls of Loop traffic. Fred
dropped some comment about the Chicago city
fathers (Dem.) straining all their efforts to
beautify the city. And together they sank back
to muse over 'the luxurious terrain of Lincoln
Park. The cab driver turned around and started
to hold forth on the city fathers with pointed
and piquant commentary upon their relation to
certain tree loving quadrupeds who are man's
best friends. Professor Aigler objected. "Per-
haps,' 'he said, "you are mistaken. After all, it
can't bequite that bad." But the driver went on,
enumerating the high prices, the high taxes, the
high rents, the price of meal of all kinds. Then
he heaped it all on the expensiveness of keeping
politicians in office. Again, Professor Aigler ob-
jected. This time the cab driver turned around
and with emphasis he concluded his diatribe,
"Listen, buddy," he said to Professor Aigler,
"Listen,. buddy, when you get a little older, and
when you get around a bit, you'll learn about
these things." And he turned back to the road
again with the stolid silence of an angered sage.
The quaint Theta Chis have a tradition too.
And her name is Marion Gommesen, who has
been the Theta Chi's little tradition for two
years now. The whole thing is sort of Eliza-
bethan or Bacchanalian. Every Friday she
leads them through their weekly class in Pretzel
Bending. And the scene is the Bell. Because
of rushing the first two weeks of the semester,

they had to pass up the ritual, so yesterday they
met in order to catch up. When partly caught
up they celebrated their tradition in verse, each
writing a line or two to Marion. The whole poem
Operative K9 brings in to us and we present it
with the necessary corrections in spelling and
A blond between the four of us,
A beer before the all of us-
But O, none of us-no, none of us-
Has more than one girl for all ten of us,
She sits and drinks,
And we drink too;
But we drink her beauty in,
Rather than the brew.
And the pale smoke whirls
In swift-dissolving curls,
And forms a nimbus around gold hair.
-Why-O why-do I never dare-?
So there she sits and pictures draws
Between a Lit. and future Doctor of
Here's to the girl in blue:
We all love you,
So do not transfer to Purdue,
But stay here
And drink beer,'
So may there be within us spun
(With strands so fine and yet so strong)
Though sands be run
They linger on.)
O memory-web of this lovely maid,
Bringing joys that never fade.
-Mr. Disraeli.
At a meeting in St. Louis ,a woman arose

By Heywood Broun
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Oct. 14.-I think that
John L. Lewis is one of the most effective or-
ators I have ever heard. when he is at the top
of his swing. He can be dull. His best per-
formances come when the stage is set for him,
but as an intuitive dramatist he often moves
the scenery around himself. The CIO confer-
ence here afforded him the best possible spot
when he spoke on the issue of unity in the
labor movement.
Any newspaper man who is familiar with the
modes of John ,L. knows ahead of time that the
CIO chairman was going to shoot the works. Be-
fore he talked he walked. That preliminary
prowl of Lewis is one of the strangest manner-
isms I have ever observed among platform
speakers. As a chairman of long experience
Lewis presents the picture of one who is wholly
calm and self-contained. But in reality he sits
in his chair under much the same tension which
afflicts a prize fighter just before the bell rings
to indicate the beginning of a round.. And at
some point in very many sessions the president
of the United Mine Workers gets up and begins
to walk at the back of ,the platform up and
down and down and up.
* * * *
Releases Nervous Energy
I doubt whether this canter has anything
to do with the preparation of the remarks which
are to come. Rather, it is a sort of limbering-
up exercise for the release of nervous energy. The
man whose followers expect much of him is out
in the bull pen warming up. He is taking every
precaution to avoid pulling an oratorical charley
Undoubtedly Lewis began his lockstep without
any intent of embarrassing the speaker of the
moment. Nevertheless, from the point of view
of many in the hall the fortuitous diversion was
happily timed. Homer Martin, of the Automo-
bile Workers, had the floor. Mr. Martin is fa-
miliarly known to those who do not like him
as "the Leaping Parson."
Mr. Martin came to the union movement out
of a Baptist pulpit. Indeed, his contract with
the life of a motor plant was not of longer dura-
tion than a month. But when anybody says
to a Martin partisan, "Your boy friend is a
phoney," the invariable answer is, "Just wait till
you hear him speak."
Orator Martin Overshadowed
At the CIO conference in Atlantic City Homer
laid an egg. His act was tedious and unpro-
fitable. In all fairness to the young man, he was
up against a lot of competition. He came on
just after Sidney Hillman and David Dubinsky,
who are both speakers of =long experience. And
both men were under an excitement which made
them peculiarly eloquent. On top of this, Lewis
began to walk about three minutes after Homer
Martin began to talk.
From the press table the story immediately be-
came the Lewis warm-up and not the Martin
oration. Even the lighting effects were just right
for John L. Twilight raced through the windows
and in the fading illumination the extraordinary
head of the man from the mines was accen-
tuated into a jagged silhouette. Gutzon Borg-
lum, who moves mountains to make them look
like Washington or Robert E. Lee will never get a
commission to carve Lewis upon the surface of
a cliff. That would be chiselling the lily. The
face as it stands is already granite. Here is the
old man of the mountain suddenly come to life
and articulation.
You may like Lewis or hate him. For the sake
of the record I want to express my admiration.
But even from a hostile or a neutral point no-
body can listen to him when he has a concern
without admitting, "this is certainly quite a

OnThe Level
Tonight is dance night again, and once more
the majority of the dates will be blind because
no one will believe it possible to get another
date as bad as the blind date they had last
* * * *
In fact, one of the worst puns pulled this year
was to that effect. One of the freshmen was
overheard saying, "My second 'blind' was a
shade better than the first. but she talked a
blue streak until I told her to shutter mouth."
* * * *
This is the height of something or other.
A dumb fellow turning a deaf ear to a blind
But the fellow can't be blamed. Some of the
new women on campus find that they are going
to be very popular after the first two weeks, so
they let their brains go on a permanent vaca-
** * *
A laugh came when one of the above typed
senior girls complained to a freshman for
cutting her away from one of the campus big
shots at one of the early dances of the year..
* * * * 4
The frosh automatically qualified for the
medal of the month when he explained his
cutting in on the pair by saying, "Listen, lady.

Movie History
T IS only comparitively recentlyl
that anyone began to realize thatl
there should be some organized plan
to save the rapidly disintegrating
prints of old moving pictures. Some
were on the storehouse shelves of
produers who had been in business
from the beginning but many others
had been destroyed in the many re-
organizations of the business. A few,
ntnr har da r rncoff i cr

THURSDAY, OCT. 15, 1937
Student Organizations: Officers of
student organizations are reminded
that only such organizations as are
approved by the Senate Committee
on Student Affairs may insert notices4
in the Daily Official Bulletin. Until
Oct. 25 last year's list of approved

a naa save prm~s ofuii own organizations will be used, but after
favorite pictures. It was the Museum 'hat date only such groups as have
of Modern Art in New York that qualified for approval this year, by'
undertook not only to find them, pre- submitting lists of officers to theI
serve them carefully and make them Dean of Students, 2 University Hall,,
available for special study. Further and otherwise complying with ther
than that they made copies that could Committee's rules, will be allowed to
be shown as part of a regular pro- exercise this privilege.
The first of these series of historical To the members of the University
films was brought he'e last year by Senate: There wil be a meeting of the
the Art Cinema League. This year University Senate on Monday, Oct. 18,
they have secured the even more in- at 4:15 p.m., in Room C, Haven Hall.
teresting second series and will show Louis A. Hopkins, Secretary.
them at the Mendelssohn on five ____
Sunday evenings during the first se- To Members of the Faculty, Staff,
mester. T and Student Body: Attention of
The producers and others who have everyone is called to the Lost and
cooperated by lending the old copies Found Department in the Business
have specified that they shall not be Office, Room 1, University Hall. In-
exploited commercially. In other quiry concerning lost articles should
words they want you to buy tickets to be made promptly at the above men-
their current merchandise. But mem- tioned office. Articles found on the
bers of organizations sponsoring com- Campus and in University buildings
plete programs may show them to should be turned over immediately.
their members. The Art Cinema Those articles not called for within
makes its memberships available for 60 days will be surrendered to the
a dollar a year-that is, a dollar for finder. Shirley! W. Smith.
the series of five programs. In New
York the pictures are shown only to Attention: Treasurers of Student
members of the Museum and the Organizations. Please call at Mrs.
yearly fee is 10 dollars. Griffin's desk, Room 2, University
The first program of "Westerns" in- Hall, for the financial statement of
cludes The Great Train Robbery your organization.
(1903), The Last Card (1915) with First Mortgage Loans: The Univer-
William S. Hart, and The Covered sity has a limited amount of funds
Wagon (1923). The second program to loan on modern well-located Ann
will trace the development of come- Arbor residential property. Interest
dies from 1900 to 1929 and the third, at current rates. Apply Investment
The Film and Contemporary Life will Office, Room 100, South Wing,
have the second March of Time news -Univer'sity Hall.
short and Cavalcade. Then, films of UiryHa_
Mystery and Violence and the last,. Attention University Employes
Screen personalities' with The May Whenever possible charge all person-
Irwin-John C. Rice Kiss (1896), two al long-distance telephone calls and
reels of Enoch Arden with Wallace telegrams placed through the Univer-
Reid and Lillian Gish and Monsieur sity telephone system, to your resi-
Beaucaire with Rudolph ,Valentino. dent phone. Herbert T. Watkins.
It is a list that should be seen not
only to study the checkered history Presidents of Student Organiza-
of this interesting but often madden- tions should report the names, titles
ing phenomenon, the moving picture, and classes of all officers to the Dean
but for entertainment as well, of Students, Room 2, University Hall
not later than Oct. 25. The following
is a list of student organizations as
I 10 now approved in the Office of the
A Dean of Students. Any organization
which does not furnish the required
information in writing by Oct. 25 will
By JAMES MUDGE be considered no longer in existence.
Those which have already furnished
NBC gives Mr. and Mrs. Fan the such information are starred in the
dean of sport scribes at 8. It's Grant- following list. Any active organiza-
land Rice on the Cities Service con- tion not listed should apply for of-
cert with Lucille Manners and B our- ficial recognition at once.
don's orchestra . . . Hammerstein arn A. oe.,
Music Hall, which would have been Dean of Students.
very fine in 1920, has Ted Hammer- Acolytesns
stein as m.c.; Jerry Mann, comedian; Adelphi
and guests also at 8 thru WJR .' Alpha Alpha Gamma
Music from Hollywood at 8:30. The Alpha Epsilon Mu
band of Hal Kemp, the songs of Alice Alpha Gamma Sigma
Faye plus Skinny Ennis, Saxy Dowell *Alpha Kappa Alpha
and Bob Allan. A1,-n1Wvmn.


*Mu Phi Epsilon
New Jersey Club
Nippon Club
Omega Psi Phi
*Peace Council
Phi Delta Delta
*Phi Epsilon Kappa
*Phi Eta Sigma
Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Lambda Kappa
Phi Lambda Upsilon
Philippine Michigan Club
Phi Mu Alpha
Phi Sigma
Phi Tau Alpha
*Pi Lambda Theta'
Pi Tau Pi Sigma
*Polonia Circle
Progressive Club
Research Club (Faculty)
Rho Chi
Rochdale House
Scabbard and Blade
*Scalp and Blade
Scandinavian Student Club
Senior Society
Sigma Alpha Iota
* Sigma Delta Chi
*Sigma Gamma Epsilon
*Sigma Rho Tau
Sigma Xi
Stanley Chorus
Student Alliance
*Student Religious Association
Student Social Workers Club
Student Theosophical Club
Suomi Club
Tau Beta Pi
*Tau Epsilon Rho
Tau Sigma Delta
Theosophical Club
Theta Sigma Phi
University of Michigan Band
University of Michigan Glider Club
University of Michigan Outdoor
University of Michigan Public
Health Club
*Varsity Glee Club
*Women's Athletic Ass'n
Westminster Guild
Zeta Phi Eta
To the members of the University
At the meeting of the University
Council on Oct. 11, 1937 Dean E. H.
Kraus was elected vice-chairman and
Prof. L. A. Hopkins, secretary for the
academic year 1937-1938.
The report of the Special Commit-
tee on Problems Relating to the De-
velopment of Statistics at the Univer-
sity of Michigan was referred for
study to the Executive Board of the
Graduate School.
The following standing committees
of thedUniversity Council were an-
Education Policy:
V. 'W. Crane, chairman.
H. H. Bartlett
G. E. Carrothers
L. W. Keeler
R. D. McKenzie
M. L. Ward
J. W. Bradshaw
Students Relations:
F. B. Vedder, chairman.
W. E. Blake
Jean Hebrard
Axel Marin
R E. McCotter
E. V. Moore
W. G. Smeaton
Public Relations:
K. C. McMurry, chairman.
S. W. Allen
J. D. Bruce
H. R. Coffey
C. A. Fisher
C. L. Jamison
G. R. La Rue
Plant and Equipment: s
L. M. Gram, chairman.
W. I. Bennett
G. M. Bleekmnan

Robert Gesell
Fred Hodges
C. S. Schoepfle
W. C. Trow
Louis A. Hopkins,
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts, School of Music and School
of Education. Students who received
marks of I or X at the close of their
last term of attendance (viz., semes-
ter or summer session)- will receive
a grade of E in the course unless this
work is made up by Oct. 27. Students
wishing an extension of time should
file a petition addressed to the -ap-
propriate official in their school with
Room 4 U.H. where it will be trans-
Robert L. Williams,
Asst. Registrar.
Students, College of Literature,
Science and the Arts: No course may
be elected for credit after the end
of the third week. Saturday, Oc-
tober 16, is therefore the last date
on which new elections may be ap-
proved. The willingness of an iidi-
vidual instructor to admuit a 'studtent
later would not affect the operation
of thi ril


Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of tto
Vwrversity. Copy received at the amat the Amsta+at to the vt3 4nSr

Truly a great airing and carried by
Southern Methodist is the scene of
tonight's Varsity Show at 9. The
famous Mustang band and Swing1
Band, the Arden Club, and Script and
Sore Board will do the college good
for NBC .. . CKLW and the Mutual
System bring Kay Kyser to the air-I
lanes from Chicago at 9. Sully Ma-
son, Harry Babbitt, Virginia Sims
and Old Irish are back at the Black-!
hawk in Chi with Kyser . . . Mr. T.
Dorsey once again plays his com-
mercial show for Raleigh and Kool
at 10. Edythe Wright and Jack
Leonard supply the vocals while the
band goes strictly righteous under]
the baton of Tommy the Great-an'
NBC feature by WJZ. . .
Bits: Bill Stoker, former title-
singer with Kyser has left the music
game to each school. Art Wright!
left the same band to join the staff
of WGN-something he has wantedI
to do for quite some time . . . Two
people do most of the dialect parts
on the O'Keefe show . . .The Benny
Goodman half hour of Tuesday last
was one of his finest. Harry James
doesn't seem to be human-a com-
plete master of the trumpet, and his
improvising at times gets cannibalish.
Gene Krupa is taking a seat a bit
farther back to make room for the
other greats of this band . . . Michi-
gan State will be the scene of the
Varsity Show very soon.
To the Editor:
A number of years ago the short
dress and skirt was replaced by aI
longer variety of ladies apparel. Three1
or four years ago the "rolled" or
"knee" stocking began to receive ac-
clamation, until today it has a large
following. During the last few months


.mappa Je eiua
Lambda Delta
Omega Alpha
Phi Alpha

*Am. Institute of Chemical
Am. Institute of Electrical
Am. Society of Civil Engineers
Am. Society of Mechanical
Arab Students Union
Architectural Society
*Art Cinema League
Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Kappa Rho
*Cercle Francais
Chi Gamma Phi
Chinese Students Club
Chinese Society of Chemical
% Christian Science -Organization
Delta Epsilon Pi
Delta Omega
Delta Sigma Rho
Deutscher Verein
Eastern Society
Enineering Counici
*Engineering Honor Committee
Eta Kappa Nu
Farmer-Labor Club
*Forestry Club
Freshman Luncheon Club
*Gamma Alpha
Genesee Club of Michigan
Graduate Outing Club
Hiawatha Club
*Hillel Foundation
Hillel Independents
*Hillel Players
Inst. of Aeronautical Sciences
*Interfraternity Council
Iota Alpha
Iota Sigma Pi
Kappa Beta Pi
Kappa Kappa Psi
Kappa Phi
Kappa Tau Alpha
La Sociedad de Hispanica

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