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Populaire. .
part of the people of France for
the Popular Front government was demonstrated
once more by the cantonal elections just held
throughout the country, in which the parties
of the government captured 66 seats in the pro-
vincial government units from the opposition,
giving them a majority for the first time. Al-
though the Radical Socialist party, most con-
servative of the parties of the Front, continued
to hold a substantial plurality of the total vote,
it is significant that the trend of the balloting
was toward the left, and that the Radical again
lost ground while their Socialist and Communist
allies registered important gains. This tendency
is especially notable since the elections did not
include the region of Paris, the Communist
s tronghold.
The question which immediately arises in con-
nection with elections is whether the voters are
registering their views on the foreign or the do-.
'mestid policy of the government. At present this
question is of paramount importance. In do-
mestic affairs, the country has enjoyed under
the Popular Front probably the most enlightened
atnd efficient government in the history of the
Third Republic, comparable in most ways to the
Roosevelt administration in the U.S., and like
it, bitterly opposed by the upper classes of so-
ciety and warmly endorsed by the lower and
middle classes.
Its foreign policy, however, has sharply di-
vided its adherents, the more militant of whom
have urged a stronger stand against the ,ag-
gressions of Germany and Italy in Spain. The
deep-rooted pacifism of the entire French people,
with its peculiar quality of invasion-phobia,
seems to be more or less in agreement with the
government's cautious if not far-sighted treat-
ment of the fascist danger.

It is impossible to accurately determine the
extent of the opposition to the Chautemps-Del-
bos diplomacy, since the Communists, who are
the leaders against it, are also the most strictly
disciplined adherents of the government, and
have shown themselves more willing than either
of the other parties to surrender their particu-
larist views for the sake of unity. At the same
time, the steady growth of the Communist Party
of France can be interpreted to a great extent
as an indication of the desire of at least a large
cross section of the population for a more un-
compromising stand in defense of democracy.
The Lowly Wastebasket
Among all the great, good things that stand
and wait to serve unobtrusively, the wastebasket
has uses that justify an ode in the pedestrian
prose of the editorial. Of all the files, the waste
basket is the most useful' and generally the
most accurate. The wastebasket is not only a
solution of clutter. It is a symbol of the brave
crossing of the Rubicon of decision.

Filled The Cup
The following editorial,taken from North
China Daily News, Aug. 30, 1937, was sent to this
country by Yifang Wu, president of Ginling
College, Nanking, China. Dr. Wu is a graduate
of the University, having obtained her M.A. in
1924, and Ph.D. in 1928).
PRINCE KONOYE has informed the world that
Japan has to "beat China to her knees so
that she may no longer have the spirit to fight."
If the people of Japan could really know how
that mission is being fulfilled, they would be
shocked and the more thoughtful among them
would have doubts. At Nantao a number of Jap-
anese aeroplanes, carefully marshalled and tak-
ing deliberate aim, bombed the South Railway
Station where any intelligent observer could
have told them hundreds of harmless refugees
were gathered, patiently waiting to escape to
Hangchow from the scenes of Japan's attempts
to stabilize the Far East and protect her na-
tionals in Shanghai.
It is late in the day to expend epithets and
underline emotion in commenting on the syste-
matic terrorism which the Japanese forces seem
determined to employ in the attempt to reach
the objectives defined by Prince Konoye. It is
sufficient to say that the bombing of Nantao
is as wanton a crime against humanity as can
Well be conceived. It is futile to claim that the
Japanese authorities gave notice of their belief
that Chinese soldiery were passing through
Nantao. Even if that were so-and it will be
noted that the Chinese Command declares that
no soldiers or military positions were in the
City-there can be no possible excuse for bomb-
ing a terror-stricken mass of women and chil-
dren. It would seem as if the Japanese soldiers
were being commanded to fill to overflowing
the cup of bitterness with which their exploits
will be associated in the eyes of the world.
Here in Shanghai as the streams of refugees,
patient, bewildered, bravely enduring and ap-
prehensive, are perceived in the streets, on the
pavements, in alleyways, and among them hosts
of mothers desperately protecting their offspring
and gallantly endeavoring to conceal their fears,
the thought irresistibly arises that the Jap-
anese mother, happily enjoying the serenity
of her own beautiful land, would be horrified
if she could see what was being done to Chi-
nese mothers and their children in the, name
of her people * * *
Terrorism Will Not Succeed
If the heartfelt sympathy for China in her
travail be accentuated by this grim tale of
destruction there is also sympathy and fear for
Japan. Prince Konoye surely cannot delude
himself into thinking that a great country can
be beaten to her knees by these methods of
terrorism. History and psychology both tell
that, such is the unconquerable spirit of man,
be he Chinese or Patagonian, the galvanizing
of the nation's will to resistance is stimulated
rather than cowed by inexorable assertions of
the irresponsibility of brute force. What chance
is there of creating a Sino-Japanese friendship,
which is essential to Japan no less than to
China, when recklessness and ruthlessness hand-
in-hand betoken an apparent inability to respect
a single convention of human relationships?
On the difficulty of controlling modern wea-
pons of destruction much has been said and
rightly said. When, however, it is plain that
control is not defective but is rather exercised
to expand the area of civilian slaughter from
the accidental to the deliberate, the argument
becomes outworn. Japan has pledged herself
to ensure the quick and comprehensive solution
of the military problem in China. She is com-
plicating her task by these outrages, for their
chief result is the stiffening of the will of the
Chinese people.
Solidarity Is Evident
In Nanking, itself now inured to the dangers
of aerial warfare, there is to be discerned a
solidarity which would have been held unattain-
able a few weeks back. Japanese themselves
have been impelled to bear witness to the courage
of Chinese troops for all the disparity of wea-
pons and equipment. Foreigners who have come
into contact with them in the Western District
are emphatic in testimony to the discipline,
determination and soldierly qualities which they

It is no light thing to give such men an addi-
tional cause for passionate vindication of na-
tional rights. What in effect does this indis-
criminate slaughter of civilians imply? Nothing
but a confident belief that the ultimate end will
be the enslavement of the people so that retribu-
tion can be safely put out of mind, would in-
spire so "unthinkable" a program * * *
Recognizing the fundamental cause of the
present conflict to lie in Japan's unhappy com-
mittal of her national conscience to the forces
of military aggression, foreign opinion in China
has coincided with that of the world outside
in condemning her present adventures. At the
same time there has been, in varying degrees
of strength, a greater disposition here to make
allowances for what Mr. Anthony Eden lately
described as Japan's economic difficulties, al-
though this journal cannot for the life of it see
why economics should cover the blatant seizure
of another man's property by force. Courts or-
dinarily take another view in ordinary civilized
communities. Such, slight ground for mitigating
the general criticism of Japan must be irrepar-
ably destroyed by actions of which the Nantao
bombing is the latest and most poignant ex-
ample. Can Japan afford to thus intensify the
feeling of antagonism in her regard? That ques-
tion is asked with all sincerity.
Public Is Awakening
Sympathy there is and has been with China in
the cruel dilemma forced upon her people and
government. 'That sympathy has been immeas-
urably enhanced by the vivid spectacle of her
people's anguish and their uncomplaining suf-
fering. The general public is beginning at last
to realize how deadly is the campaign of ficti-

I/ feems i~oAle
There must be days and days and even years
and years during which David Windsor never
sees or hears of this column. But his tough luck
is my good fortune. A little while ago a
friendly word was said here concerning the ap-
proaching visit of the Duke
and Duchess to this country.
No specific date was set for
him to spend a week-end in
Stamford, but there was a
sort of "now that you know
the way" air about the little
Today I want to take it
all back. Indeed, Tycoon,,
our puppy spaniel has been
instructed to nip any former regal leg which he
sees coming up the driveway. I trust that this
doesn't result in confusion, because it may be
that to a dog of Tycoon's age, kings and com-
moners are very much alike. Still, Ty is quick
to take a hint, and he learned to bark at eco-
nomic royalists even before he was house broken.
And in the old days, before the possibility of
'peace came up like thunder, he would roll over
and play dead if anybody mentioned William

She Wants To Know
To the Editor:
As a woman student in the Univer-
sity I would like to ask a question.
When is it possible to see members of
the League Undergraduate Staff? I
ask this because in my three years
on campus I have never found any-
one in, or anyone who knew when1
one of the staff would be in. When
the girls announce their office hours,
I presume that is supposed to mean
that they will be in during those
hours. Yet, in my three years here{
I have never found them in then. If
their hoursrwere, say, 2-4 and I camet
in at 3:15, there was no one in. Often
I waited as long as one hour, during
which time many students came in
looking for the same person as I.
Some waited as I did, others we(t
away. Many girls were waiting for
interviews, which had been an-
nounced for that particular day. Yet,
there was no one there to do the in-
terviewing. A few days later, it was
announced that thedpositions had
been filled. When and how?
Also during petitioning days blanks
are rarely available. The petition
box is generally so full that it is im-
possible to put in any more blanks.
This was true all last week and still is
so far this week.
I have come across downright in-
solence on the part of some of the
League Undergraduate Staff when, in
desperation, I have telephoned them
at their homes during what were
supposed to be their office hours at
the League. Their attitude has been
one of "how dare you disturb me in
my sanctum sanctorum!"
It would seem to me, as to many
other women students who join me in
requesting this information, that
some organization might be possible.
When I have asked information of
the Undergraduate officers of the
League, my experience has always
been "you'll have to ask the Dean of
Women." Why, then, do we have
an Undergraduate Council? Let some
experienced professional take over
the duties. She, at least, as a business
woman, could be counted upon to
keep her office hours.
--A Senior.

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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
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FRIDAY, OCT. 22, 1937

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4 4


Ordered To Cheer Their Heads Off
The friendly gesture from Hunting Ridge was
made before the Duke of Windsor went in so
heavily in his brother act with Adolf Hitler. A
former king could be excused for buying a return
trip ticket to Berlin with the privilege of a one-
day stopover, but Windsor could hardly be ig-
norant of the political consequences of the love
feast to which he committed himself. Obviously,
the Nazis were ordered to cheer their heads off
for the young man.
Whether the trip was taken with the sanction
or even at the suggestion of the British Cabinet
is a matter of conjecture. The fact remains that
it plays along with the desire of BiIish conserv-
ative leaders to put the oil on Hitler and the
heat on Mussolini.
And this might seem smart strategy on the
surface if it were not for the fact that it works
against those European nations which are ac-
tually committed to peace.

* * *

Russia Huge Barrier Against War
Russia stands today as the greatest barrier
against war. Indeed, I think a general conflict
would now be under way but for the alliance be-
tween France and the Soviets. No good purpose
can be served by taking the attitude that Hitler
isn't so bad after all. He is. Concessions will
merely increase his arrogance and his deter-
mination to win the world to Fascism by military
David Windsor was once known as a salesman
for the British Empire, but it would seem now
that he issabout to take on a side-line.
Seemingly he was equipping his sample case
during his German jaunt. Surely we want no
more Nazi propaganda in this country, even if
it is dished out to us by indirection. Liberals
ought to give Windsor a cool reception when he
comes here. Nobody should be allowed to earn a
reputatin as a friend of labor by the very simple
process of patting a coal miner on the back.
And so next month if a youngish man, pos-
sibly accompanied by a youngish lady, rings your
door bell, and brings a sales talk on the Nazi line
which he is introducing, I think the proper an-
swer will be, "We don't want any today. We
don't want any tomorrow, and, in fact, we're
never going to want any."
On The Level
Black Friday back, eh. Some freshman evi-
dently has been loafing downstairs in the Union
and reading the old signs.
* * *t *

Lowell Thomas, NBC news
mentator; and Ed Thorgerson,


sports announcer for the news reels;
take to the air waves at 6:45-a fine
combination, and it's a WJZ outlet
. WLW carries the NBC sketch,'
Grand Central Station at 8 . . . The
corniest program this side of the
south 40 is a CBS feature at 8 thru
CBS goes from the bottom to the
top inside of a half hour and brings
one of radios finest shows to the air
at 8:30 in the person of Hal Kemp;
his band; Alice Faye;-WJR does the
honors . . . From below the Mason-
Dixon comes now the Varsity Show
and the University of Virginia is the
guest tonight. NBC carries this thru
WJZ at 9 . . . Gather 'round at 9:30
and tune in on WJZ-it'll be the
music of Tommy Dorsey- and the
vocals of Edythe Wright . . . The
music of many fine bands fills the
air from 11 on-any style, any station,
any tune ...
Bits: 'Tis rumored that Glen Gray,
Pee Wee Hunt, and Kenny Sargent
will join with Sonny Dunham and
reorganize the corporation under
Dunham's name. Thus will mark the
end of the Casa Loma band. It is
very apparent that the Casa Loma
crew has been on that long down-
hill slide, but with the material Dun-
ham has now plus Hunt, Gray, and
Sergent the new corp. should ride the
crest for quite some time . . . Bing
Crosby's leetle golf chum, John Mon-
tague, is in the big court room now
facing a robbery charge. Mr. M's bail
is said to have been handled by the
Kraft Music Hall prexy
German 'Peace'
Signing of a non-aggression agree-
ment between Germany and Belgium
enables the latter country* to heave
a sigh of relief. Western Europe,
too, can view the development as a
favorable one, so far as its immediate
interests are concerned. But as to
Europe as a whole, there is nothing
to rejoice over.
German spokesmen contend that
the new treaty demonstrates that
their country is animated only by
peaceful intentions; that Mr. Roose-
velt's denunciation of "International
lawlessness" cannot apply to the
Reich. There would be far greater
assurance of this if Germany entered
a general pact for collective security,
to safegihrd the peace on every front,
and not in the West alone.
On the contrary, Nazi policy is de-
voted solely to -forming agreements
with the Western nations and isolat-
ing Germany's other neighbors. The
oft-urged four-Power pact, among
Italy, Germany, France and England,
is intended for this very purpose,
Hitler's book, "Mein Kampf," is brut-
ally frank about it. After emphasiz-
ing Germany's need for more adja-

This article, taken from The Dart-
mouth, was written by Prof. Lewis D.
Stillwell of Dartmouth College. y
Certain Americans have eerie ways
of starting war by seeking peace. Just y
now so-called internationalists - are $
pushing the rest of us straight to-S
wards slaughter. With the best ofw
intentions, these fellow-citizens of
ours are preparing our minds for an-
other war to end war-another war fI
to make the world safe for democracy. E
We are beingtold that modern wars
inevitably spread, and that no nation
is safe from their contagion, yet wea
have seen four wars in the last six
years which did not spread. And cer-
tainly a war on the other side of the
earth, in China, need not contaminatea
the United States unless we ask to be
We are being told that the future of
democracy is threatened by the rise
of dictatorships. Yet it should be evi-
dent that there is just one way oft
persuading the Germans or the Rus-t
sians or the Japanese to abandona
their autocratic follies. That way ist
to stage an entirely convincing dem-
onstration of democratic competence
and happiness in the United States.'
No amount of argument or pressuret
on the part of foreigners will persuadeX
any people to alter their basic institu-
tions. The defense of democracy
never was or could be an excuse for
international intervention.
We are emphatically informed that
the only solution for any modern1
problem is international cooperation.
Yet when the internationalists per-
suade us to cooperate, we find our-
selves committed to a program which
claims to represent the entire world,
but is actually a scheme devised tot
serve the interests of the British and1
the French. Internationalism, int
practice, is little more than a device
whereby Whitehall and the Quai-
d'Orsay get what they want, and1
America pays the bill. This is an old
game. John Hay fell for it; WoodrowI
Wilson fell for it; Secretary Stimson1
fell for it. Now our present presi-
dent is leading us with noble gestures
into the same familiar trap.I
The formula for international co-
operation runs something like this.'
A conference is held. The conference'
tries to decide which is the "guilty"'
nation in a given conflict. The
"guilty" nation happens to be the na-
tion which is threatening the trade
or empire of the British or the French.
The conference requests the "guilty"
nation to desist. The request com-
pletely fails, as it is bound to do. The
conference then becomes righteously
indignant. It proposes sanctions or
boycotts or an anti-piracy patrol or
some other forms of non-interven-
tionist intervention. When these
forms of "peaceful" pressure fail, as
they are bound to do, indignation
knows no bounds. Action is called for.
Action simply means that the boys
from Iowa will again be asked to die
in order that Lafayette may be re-
membered and that Britannia may
"waive the rules."
Real peace begins at home. If
Americans want peace, they will glue
their eyes on their own government.
They will insist that their own State
Department and war departments do
nothing which terrorizes other
peoples or invades other peoples'
rights. They will demand that Amer-
ican marines and gunboats cease their
permanent invasion of China, that
the American battle fleet give up its
pastime of threatening Japan in the
Pacific and come back home to
Brooklyn Navy Yard, and that the

President of the United 'States obey
the laws of the United States by en-
forcing the Neutrality Act.
Otherwise, there is a real and pres-
ent danger that our government will
start cooperating in the name of
peace and of democracy. Such co-
operation leads by sure and easy
steps to slaughter.
The one factor that may hinder
such bloody consummantion is time.
It takes time for the internationalists
to progress from conferences to pres-
sures and from pressures to the use
of guns. During that time it is just
possible that the war in China may
be ended. If the Japanese reach the
Yellow River and the Chinese accept
a truce, the internationalists will shift
the focus of their meddling and we

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Academic Notices
Anthropology 32: The make-up
final examination will be given Mon-
day, Oct. 25, at 1 o'clock, in 306 Mason
Make-up examination in English
Government and Politics in my office
(2035 A.H.) Monday at 1:30 p.m.
Geography 33: Make-up examina-
tion for second semester and Sum-
mer Session will be held Friday af
ternoon, Oct. 22, 2 p.m., Room 18, A.H.
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.
Sociology 141 (Criminology) -Field
trip to Southern Prison of Michigan,
at Jackson, scheduled for this Satur-
day, has been postponed one week.
Quiz setions will meet Saturday as
usual Prof. A. E. Wood
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 continues
through Oct. 27. Admission is free to
"What Can You And I Do To Pre-
vent War?" by Miss Mary K. Neff,
international lecturer, at the Michi-
gan League Chapel, Friday, Oct. 22
at 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Student
Theosophical Club. The public is cor-
dially invited.
Public Lecture: "Influence of
Islamic Astronomy in Europe and the
Far East" by Prof. W. Carl Rufus.

Sponsored by the Research Semmnary
in Islamic Art. Wednesday, Oct. 27,
4:15 in Room D, Alumni Memorial
Hall. Illustrated with slides. Ad-
mission free.
University Broadcast: 3-3:30 p.m.
The Baird Carillon-Wilmot F. Pratt,
Lutheran Student Club: Scavanger
Hunt at 8 p.m. at Zion Parish Hall.
Come and get acquainted.
Hillel Evening Services: 8 p.m. at
Hillel Foundation. Cantor: Bernard
S. Rubiner. Address: Prof. Lawrence
Preuss "International Law and the
Present Crisis." Social hour and re-
Graduate Outing Club: Annual
overnight and Hallowe'en party, Pat-
terson Lake, Oct. 23 and 24. Meet at
Lane Hall, Saturday at 3 p.m. An
interesting program is planned. Bring
costumes. Make reservations with
Vivian McCarthy or Dorothy Shap-
land by calling 4598 between 12 and
1 p.m. or after 5 p.m. All graduate
students and friends are cordially in-


The general idea seems to
freshmen think some pantless
at the Union Formal would add

be that the
to the occa-

Black Friday will be the last chance the
freshmen get to lambast the sophs before haz-
ing starts. Then they'll start" bending over,
holding firmly to the ankles and saying "Thank
you, sir" to the hickory-wielder.
* * * *
You can always explain to your out-of-
town date that wearing pants is passe-
"Esquire" and God both say so.
* * * *

The usual fight during
of 50 freshmen slugging
only sophomore is quietly

Black Friday consists
each other while the

A couple of years ago one frosh explained
to his English instructor that Tolstoi was that
sophomore they just threw in the river.
* * * *
At least the sophs who have good dates
Friday can explain the lipstick by saying it's
their class color and they're just being loyal.
The reason the freshmen didn't want Black
Friday last year was because Don Siegel was a

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