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TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 1937

We sit in the library
And stare
At each other.
But we are both too dignified
Or bashful
To smile
And that ends that.
* * * * '
WITH THIS AS A START we ask all of you
who read religiously and know damn well
that it really should be you who has this job,
because you get around and Disraeli writes pretty
stinko poetry anyway except, of course, when he
really wants to, of course, we want all of you
to join us in our daily chore. Only a few con-
tributions have hit us so far and some of those
we've had to wrangle because people seem to
have felt that Gargoyle needs it worse than we
do. Our's is a dream of someday a happy gath-
ering of, say, a hundred happy contributors,
gathered about a festive board, reading each
other their choice bits of verse and exchanging
beers for an attentive ear-though the mind
doth wander-to some ripping repartee. We are
eager-yea anxious-to have a little flock of our
own with whom sometime to have up to the
rooms in Baker Street for cocoa and arrowroot
biscuits at four-thirty on some rainy afternoon.
We'll send away somewhere for one of those fog
machines they use in Hollywood and everyone
will wear his brogues and someone will porrow
Arty Cross's umbrella. Of course, everyone brings
his own Oxonian accents.
* * * *



College Publishers Representat:es
Board of Editors
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 Mayo, Robert Mitchell, Robert Perlman
and Roy Sizemore.
BPORTS 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.
Holden, Mary Alice MacKenzie, Phyllis Helen Miner,
Barbara Paterson, Jenny Petersen, Harriet Pomeroy,
Marian Smith, Dorothea Staebler and Virginia Voor-
Business Department
Departmental Managers
Ed Macal, Accounts Manager; Leonard P. Siegelman,
Local Advertising 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.
Rushing. .*
R USHING, as It Is today at the
University of Michigan, dates
back to when Joe's and the Orient were in full
swing and freshmen were grabbed off the train
and pledged as, soon as they arrived in town.
The present system, although set up to prevent
such practices, has degenerated to the point
where it is nothing but a glorified system of
"train grabbing." If it worked the way it should,
neither fraternity nor freshmen would know how
they came out during the strenuous two week
period until the day of pledging. But as it is,
freshmen are "hot boxed" the first few days
of rushing, and sometimes "sewed up" to a
certain house before the first week is over.
This is both unfair to the boy and the fraternity,
for neither one gets an adequate chance to look
over the other.
Another point upon which the presentsystem
can be condemned is that it is entirely too short
and concentrated. Actives lose their patience,
freshmen are in a flutter, and everyone is pretty
well upset by the time pledging arrives
This system leads to maladjustments between
freshmen and fraternities. Many boys rush into
the thing too. quickly and accept the first
house that bids them for fear of not getting
another. Or, they are so undecided between
houses that they do not make a wise choice
because of their confusion. The result is that
the boy is unhappy in his fraternity for four
years, and the fraternity realizes the mistake
that it has made, but can do nothing to rectify it
without creating a great deal of trouble.
The present system is far too expensive for
many houses, and because of the debts incurred
during the two weeks time, they have to skimp
on house supplies for several weeks.
To eliminate the many inconsistencies under
the University's present rushing set up, a system
of deferred rushing is suggested. In the proposed
system, there would be no definite rushing the
first semester, except one smoker to be held
day each house at different times during the
semester. At these smokers, all persons whose
names the fraternities have could be invited
Following this gathering, all those who were
courtesy dates or were considered undesirable
could be eliminated and the remaining boys con-
sidered. Those that were left for consideration
would be invited over to dinner a few times dur-
ing the semester in the company of maybe one or
two other freshmen.
Then, at the end of the first semester, there
would be an intensive period of three or four
days of rushing followed by pledging at the end
of the week. Only those boys who made a cer-
tain scholastic average during the first semester

would be eligible to pledge.
No initiation would be held during the second
semester, but instead it would come early in the
sophomore year, with only those boys that main-
tained a certain scholastic average for the entire
year being initiated.
This proposed system would be a great deal
better for Michigan fraternities and Michigan

VEN while we were writing the;
came to us that is at once a
challlenge. We give it to you:
Dr. Benjamin Disraeli
Under the Clock
The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan.

above a letter
protest and a

Dear Mr. Disraeli:
You, sir, stand indicted of a pro-labor bias
which I felt certain would creep out Under the
Clock before long.
You are also guilty of casting aspersions on
fine, American womanhood as represented by
the fair sorority sisters of our University.
For this unAmerican, unchivalrous bias of
foreignisms you owe your readers an apology.
Under the Clock on Thursday, Oct 14, there
was a would-be whimsical selection purporting
to pay tribute to the freshman women who had
made the mistake of affiliating themselves with
the campus sororities. Then the following is ap-
"It all goes to show that the freshman women
are just wasting their time here. On to Atlantic
City! That's where you belong, you little nifties."
With the convention of that awful Committee
for Industrial Organization now meeting in At-
lantic City, how else is this to be interpreted than
as a suggestion that pure, American womanhood
participate in the movement to unionize Amer-
ican workers on a vertical scale-American work-
ers who yet, Thank God, are free of the influence
of that Joe Lewis.
I repeat sir, requesting the fair sorority sisters
of Our University to join the CIO is both un-
patriotic and unchivalrous. It constitutes a
definite prejudice against the Bill of Rights and*
Habeas Corpus. Goodness Gracious Mercy, you
could have at least suggested that they go to
Kansas City. I am certain that nice Mr. Green
would have given them protection. He, sir, is an
I am a son of the American Revolution, and
I'll have you know you can't attempt to inculcate
alien philosophies on American youth while I
read the Daily. -Gladstone.
Villain-hissing, hero-applauding and overture-
to-William-Tell music provided the background
for the three "Westerns" at the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Sunday night as the audience alternated
between critical study of the films and just good,
plain belly-laughing at the cinematic produc-
tions of a quarter of a century ago.
The Museum of Modern Art may release
these films as historical exhibits, but who can
maintain an objective approach when William
S. Hart's utterly expressionless face appears on
the screen or when the saccharine heroine'says
via a subtitle, "If I've misjudged Banion, I'll
crawl on my hands and knees to beg his forgive-
ness" or when the villainess slinks in and out
like a moth-eaten Rasputin?
"The Great Train Robbery" produced in 1903
and "The Last Card" released in 1914 were made
when the actors seemed to be pulled by strings
around the set and time-sequence was unknown
to producers.
"The Covered Wagon," however, shows the im-
provement in technique attained by 1923. The
characters more nearly approximate human be-
ings; the filming, especially of long shots, is
smoother and the acting of Tully Marshall and
Ernest Torrence isn't excelled often these days.
Some time ago there appeared in this column
a review of a French film in which, it is alleged,
disparaging and slurring remarks were made

By Heywood Broun
I think that the hairs on the novelist's chest
should be numbered. And. that virility is as
virility does. In other words, I have no passion
for Ernest Hemingway's new book which is
called, "To Have and Have Not."
If only this were a first novel or a second,
it would be possible to grow enthusiastic about
its great promise. There are passages here in
which the author not only makes your scalp
rise but then seizes you by the slack and whirls
you around your library table. But there is no
need for further proof that Hemingway can
write like Lucifer on one of that angel's best
However, "To Have and Have Not" was partly
composed while Hemingway was falling very
rapidly from the heights of "A Farewell to Arms"
into the limbo of mere brimstone phrases.
It so happens that I read both the new book
and the earlier masterpiece within a month and
there has been a definite decline in capacity. It
seems to me that Hemingway begins to grow
careless about organization. A novel ought to
be built as well as written.
As far as I can see "To Have and Have
Not" is almost wholly without structure. Heaven
knows I don't want to go in for that type
of criticism in which the reviewer says, "This
isn't a novel at all. This is only a series of unre-
lated sketches." Surely there should be many
mansions in the paradise of perfect fiction. And
there ought to be room for architecture of every
conceivable kind. Nevertheless, each house
ought to hang together, and certain funda-
mentals should be observed, such as digging the
cellar before putting on the roof.
, ,s * ,
Not Set Upon The Rocks
Hemingway has chosen Key West as the scene
of his story and it has some of the aspects of
the Florida development villas. It looks brilliant
in the strong sunlight, but it is hardly sufficient
to stand the gaff when the winds begin to blow.
Indeed, the author subjects his little nest to
quite a strain. The book is gusty. There is too
much strong language for so slight a theme.
Back in the. days of "A Farewell to Arms,"
Hemingway rocked the House of Scribners with
words which those chaste publishers had never
seen before. At least not during business hours.
That was back in the period when Ernest wrote
as he please and old Dr. Bridges put in the
Sonetimes it seemed to me that the dash car-
ried greater shock impact than the missing
word had it been printed out in full. I have a
slight suspicion that at times Hemingway in-
dulged himself in four-letter forays, largely for
the fun of abashing his publishers. Now that
he has them eating out of his hand he plays
somewhat the same game with the reading
* * * *
A Hint Here And There
Of course, I'm not suggesting that Ernest
Hemingway is merely a chalk artist. Much
should be said for the newer liberties in American
literature. It is impossible to introduce a
drunken vet into a novel and bring him to life
wholly through some mild approximation of his
It is still true that much can be done by sug-
gestion, and a few strong words properly placed
can do the work of many. But my present
quarrel with Hemingway goes beyond a mere
objection to an excessive use of alley talk. I
doubt the validity of his fundamental thesis.
Seemingly the world of his vision is divided
sharply into two camps. There is the field of
tiger lilies on the left and pansies on the right.
After all, there could be such a thing as a
middling good hollihock.
Increasingly Hemingway indicates his sym-
pathy for revolution. But there is still confusion.
Seemingly he is under the impression that no
one can follow Marx without first joining the
legion of Byron, Don Juan and Casanova. It
isn't really true that those who would ascend
the barricades must also man the bedrooms.

On The Level
By now nearly everyone has stopped talking
about the Minnesota game except those who bet
on Minnesota. They are having trouble col-
lecting bets because the boys wagering Mich-
igan claim they put their dough on a misrepre-
sented article.
But Michigan looked good in the first
quarter. They started off like a house afire,
the only trouble was that they burned down
too darn soon.
* * * * -
However, the Michigan players have nothing
to be ashamed of. They played for all they
were worth. No cracks, please.
* * * ,'
And "Old Diz" played a stellar game at both
end and guard. Sitting on the end of the bench
guarding the water-bucket.
During the game, Minnesota got 15 yards for
"clipping." Barbers usually ,opt 50 cents for it.

The Artists' Exhibition
Water colors, mainly of landscape
scenes, dominate the Ann Arbor Ar-
tists' 15th annual exhibition now be-
ing held in Alumni Memorial Hall.
Generally speaking the show is very
pleasant-some of the paintings are
inspired and others are technically
interesting. The most outstanding
works which combine both technical
skill and inspiration are those by John
Clarkson. "On the Shores," typical of
his vigorous style, is painted in deli-
cate colors with a minimum of de-
tail. This artist's admiration for
Main is evident but he has developed
a style of his own which is remark-
ably unique.
The versatile painting of Margaret
Bradfield is best seen in her water
color entitled "View of Manchester."
It is a delightful composition painted
in lively colors.
PaulSlusser's unquestionably fine
technical ability is displayed in the
pleasing "Pont Neuf" but more inter-
esting is his oil "Dark Day" which
not only reveals his mastery of the
medium but catches a mood of gloom-
iness which permeats the entire can-
The two appealing water colors by
L. L. Woodworth, "After Labor Day"
and "Yellow House," sparkle with
spontaniety and, although the artist
is not a complete master of all the
technical tricks, his ingenious com-
position and fine colors are remark-
ably good. Two other water colors
demand special consideration because
of their individual style and excel-
lent execution. These are "Road to
Town" and "Guiney's Station" by
Dr. Coller. Both of these paintings
are carefully planned with a keen
sense of form and color. George
Adams Dietrich, a newcomer to Ann
Arbor, deserves congratulations on
his three fine water colors. 'Road-
side Shadows" is a particularly in-
teresting arrangement painted in
dark colors.
Another member of the architec-
tural school faculty is Donald Gooch.
Although his water color "Sunset" is
disappointing, he assures us of his
ability and artistic sincerity in "Daily
Paper," a nicely designed oil.
In addition to her fine water color
"Rockport," Mina Winslow also ex-
hibits a decorative piece with nar-
cissus which forms an interesting
comparison with Julia Wood's treat-
ment of the same subject.
Dr. Edmunds again shows scenes of
Monhegan shore. Although conserva-
tive his paintings are direct and
definitely portray the spirit of the
Maine coast.
Among other water colorists of dis-
tinction are Mary Dell, Alice Mann,
Barbara Door, E. Frederic James and
Cora Koch.
Ruby Churchill's progress is re-
markable. Her paintings are influ-
enced too much by European train-
ing but her technique is noteworthy
and undoubtedly she will continue to
develop an individual style.
Suzanne Trible stands out as a
master of plastic design. Her thor-
ough knowledge of pattern combined
with splendid color textures make her
"Gladioli" and "Mrs. Lyle of Glou-
cester" two of the most noteworthy
paintings in the exhibition. A. Mas-
tro-Valerio, in addition to his usual
contribution of prints, exhibits three
water colors Whch are unusually fine
in the treatment of light.
Frank A. Livingston excells in his
crayon drawings. His striking effect
is obtained with a few sketchy lines.
The exquisite drawings of Dr. Lom-
bard are perfetions of accuracy com-
bined with an exceptionally nice ar-
tistic arrangement. Mr. Shaw's prints
are, as usual, well executed and in

his drawings is found a freedom of
expression which is not seen in his
prints. Douglas Hall, known as a
master of wood blocks, exhibits three
very successful ones. The amusing
donkey head is a marvelous piece of
The sculpture display is rather
small but contains some nicely mod-
elled works by Carleton Angell, the
Negro by Dietrich and a very clever
horse by Dorothy Cowan. -I.H.
Comes now at 8 Edward G. Robin-]
son and Claire Trevor of the movies]
to the CBS mikes with drama thru'
WJR . . . CBS airs the Al Jolson-j
Martha Raye affair at 8:30 by the
same network of stations . . . Near-
ing the end of his radio career, Ben
Bernie leads the lads for the sake of
the sponsor at 9 by WJZ . . . A Vox
Pop that sounds kinda professional
for once is given NBC air at-9 with
Wallace Butterworth and Parks John-
son doing the questioning . . .
A 9:30 class tonight for all the
studes. Professor Oakie, with the able
assistance of faculty men Erwin, Hat-
ton & Austin, calls the roll and gets
the kids going. The music of Georgie
Stoll. WJR is the college out-let ...
I-The band goes strictly out-of-the-

TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 1937
VOL. XLVIH. No. 20
Student Organizations: Officers of
student organizations are reminded
that only such organizations as are
approved by the Senate Committee
on Student Affairs may insert notices
in the Daily Official Bulletin. Until
Oct. 25 last year's list of approved
organizations will be used, but after
'hat date only such groups as have
qualified for approval this year, by
submitting lists of officers to the
Dean of Students, 2 University Hall,
and otherwise complying with the
Committee's rules, will be allowed to
exercise this privilege.
First Mortgage Loans: The Univer-
sity has a limited amount of funds
to loan on modern well-located Ann
lArbor residential property. Interest
at current rates. Apply Investment
Office, Room 100, South Wing,
University Hall.
Women Students Attending the
Iowa-Michigan football game: Wom-
en students wishing to attend the
Iowa-Michigan football game are re-
quired to register in the office of the
Dean of Women.
A letter of permission from parents
must be received in this office not
later than Thursday, Oct. 21. If a stu-I
dent wishes to go otherwise than by
train, special permission for such
mode of travel must be included in
the parent's letter.
Graduate women are invited to reg-
ister in the office.
Byrl Fox Bacher,
Assit. Dean of Women.
Candidates for the Rhodes Scholar-
ships should call at the office of the
History Department, 119 Haven Hall,
by the twenty-first of October to se-
cure appointments with the Univer-
sity Committee on Rhodes Scholar-
ships. If possible the candidates
should have most of their available
material at this time.
Choral Union Concert Tickets: A
limited number of season tickets, (10
concerts) also individual concert tick-
ets, will remain on sale so long as they
last, "oversthe counter" at the busi-
ness offices of the School of Music on
Maynard St.
Choral Union Ushers: The following
will please report at the box office
of Hill Auditorium on Wednesday,
Oct. 20 between 4:30 and 5:30 to re-
ceive main floor assignments:
Anderson, Gilbert
Austin, Warren R.
Bailey, Irwin T.
Bandes, Herbert
Basler, Donnan
Boll, O.R.
Bosma, James F.
Brown, David B.
Campbell, Robert S.
Carrothers, G. Howard
Danforth, Ralph
Dolph, Charles L.
Fisher, Willis A.
Freehling, Robert
Haskell, Rafael
Hays, John W.
Hook, Keith B.
Htuchins, Robert B.
Jensen, Thomas A.
Kissin, Gerald H.
Lebergott, Stanley
Lentini, Nicholas
Livingston, Jay Jr.
Luther, George
Manley, Robert
Mantele, Kenneth A.
Matson, F.R.
May, Robert Carroll
Miller, William E.
Morse, Lawrence
Nichols, Rudolph
Olmstead, Clarence W.
Orr, Julian H.
Pomeroy, Richard W.
Rodzianko, B.
Schultz, Victor
Sharfstein, Edward

Sheldon, John L.
Slawsky, Milton
Slawwky, Zaka,
Sobin, Sidney
Sprogell, Frank
Stein, Millard
Stewart, David W.
Stone, Edward A.
Tabachnick, Seymour I.
Turitzin, Nicholas
Winters, Howard E.
Yocum, A.F.
Zander, Kurt H.
Zewadski, W. K., Jr.
Academic Notices
Correction: Sociology 51: Make-up
final examination will be given Satur-
day afternoon, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m.,
Room C. Haven Hall, instead of as
previously announced.
A make-up examination in Geogr-
raphy 2 will be held in Room 18 Angell
Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m.
Geography 33: Makeup examina-
tion for second semester and Sum-
mer Session will be held Friday af-
ternoon, Oct. 22, 2 p.m., Room 18, A.H.

Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice. to all member. of O.
TErrity. Copy recmtved at the ofteAmmt to th Preoddw

the hours and places that have been
Make-up examination in Psychol-
ogy 31 will be held oI} Wednesday,
Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 3126
Natural Science Building.
Make-up examination in Psychol-
ogy 34 will be held on Tuesday, Oct.
19, at 2 p.m. in Room 2116 Natural
Science Building.
Reading Examinations in French:
Candidates for the degree of Ph.D.
in the departments listed below who
wish to satisfy the requirement of a
reading knowledge during the current
academic year, 1937-38, are informed
that examinations will be offered in
Room 108, Romance Languages Bldg.
from 2 to 5, on Saturday afternoons,
Oct. 30, Jan. 22, May 21, and Aug. 13.
It will be necessary to register at the
office of the Department of Romance
Languages (112R.L.) at least one week
in advance. Lists of books recom-
mended by the various departments
are obtainable at this office.
It is desirable that candidates for
the doctorate prepare to satisfy this
requirenent at the earliest possible
date. A brief statement of the nature
of the requirement which will be
found helpful, may be obtained at
the office of the Department, and fur-
ther inquiries may be addressed to
Mr. L. F. Dow (100 R.L., Saturdays at
10 and by appointment).
Organ Recital: Palmer Christian,
University organist, will appear in re-
cital on the Frieze Memorial Organ,
Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 20, at
4:15 p.m., in Hill Auditorium. The
general public, with the exception of
small children, is invited to listen to
a program of interesting numbers.
There is no admission charge.
Carillon Recital: Wilmot F. Pratt,
University Carillonneur, will give a
recital on the Charles Baird Carillon
in the Burton Memorial Tower,
Thursday evening, Oct. 21, from 7:30
to 8:30 o'clock.
Dr. Donald Wyman, Horticultural-
ist of the Arnold Arboretum of Har-
vard University at Boston, Mass., will
lecture on "The Arnold Arboretum,
America's Greatest Garden" in the
Natural Science Auditorium at 4:15
on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Illustrated
by natural color photoslides. The
public is cordially invited.
Events Today
The Annual Ann Arbor Artists Ex-
hibition held in the West and South
Galleries of Alumni Memorial Hall,
is open daily, including Sundays, from
2 to 5 p.m. The exhibition conti.ues
through Oct. 27. Admission is free to
Deutscher Verein: Meeting Tuesday
evening, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in the
Michigan League. Mr. W. F. Striedieck
will give a short talk on: "Reiseein-
drucke von Deutschland. Refresh-
ments will be served. Everybody in-
terested, especially old members, are
invited to attend.
Geology Journal Club: Room 3065
Natural Science, Tuesday, October 19.
Speaker, Mr. L. B. Kellum, "The 17th
International Geological Congress in
the U.S.S.R."
Phi Lambda Upsilon: Tuesday, Oct.
19, 7:30 p.m., Room 303 Chemistry
Bldg. Important business meeting.
Tau Beta Pi: Regular dinner meet-
ing tonight at the Union, 6:15 p.m.
Prof. C. D. LaRue will speak on "Bo-
tanical Studies in the Amazon Re-

Adelphi: 7:30, Adelphi Room, An-
gell Hall. Speaker: Prof. J. L. Brumrnm,
"Student Attitudes." Open to all
men wishing to become acquainted
with the work of Adelphi.
Association Book Group: 4 p.m.,
Michigan League. Discussion of books
dealing with religion in Russia. All
students welcome.
Sigma Rho Tau: 7:30 p.m., Michi-
gan Union. Organization night.
Speakers: Colonel Miller and Dean
Dana. All members should attend.
League Dance Committee: 7 p.m.,
League Ballroom. Meeting of all who
have petitioned positions.
Wives of Students and Interns:
Meeting of Michigan Dames at 8:15
p.m. Grand Rapids Room, League.
Independent Men's Organization:
Executive Council meeting, 7:30 psm.
at the Union. Room to be posted,
University Women Desiring Lessons
in Ballroom dancing: 7 p.m. at the
League. No charge.


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