THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, OCT. 23 ;1937
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NIGHT EDITOR: JOSEPH N. FREEDMAN
or later. A one-man government cannot bring
to society all that is needed. No matter how
enlightened a despot may be, ultimately his
acts will be influenced by the desires of himself
or of his group. He may think that he is acting
for the benefit of all, but sincerity is not a suf-
Stalin has met with opposition. He appar-
ently fears that other men are after the high
,chair. But Stalin might well remember that
every man has some friends and that in rubbing
out one enemy he is making a dozen more.
eS e . .
T HE POLICE of Ann Arbor have
been known to treat the students
of the University as men instead of hoodlums,
but at times they have used little discretion
and common sense in handling students.
Early Friday morning, the police exhibited an
understanding attitude toward students out for
"fun" and should be commended for their atti-
When approximately 100 sophomores banded
together for the purpose of cornering the leaders
of the freshman class early yesterday morning,
many complaints were received by the police
from residents desiring more peace and quiet
than was permitted by the shouts .and battle-
cries of the thus-far futile sophomores.
When the tumult was at its height, immediate-
ly after the sophomores had suffered a severe
soaking at the hands of the freshmen in Allen-
Rumsey, a police squad car drove into the center
of the throng which had gathered in the center
of the street a few blocks from the campus
dormitories before a more concerted effort.
In a dignified and quiet manner, one of the
police began explaining to the sophomores, who
had gathered around the car, that more than 15
complaints had been received and that the boys
had better quiet down.
Not too heated about the impending battle
to realize the decidedly "white" treatment ac-
corded them by the police, the sophomores began
to troop back to the campus where they could
continue their revels without disturbing resi-
dents, except those in Allen-Rumsey.
We merely wish to point out that when com-
mon sense and dignity are employed in coping
with student "spirit," which is much more mani-
fest at other universities and colleges than at
Michigan, the difficulties which cropped up
earlier this year and last year can be avoided.
On The Level
I/ feeiifr o Me
The other night I found myself seated in a
group of serious thinkers. My seat was in the
last row on the aisle so I could get out quickly.
The guest of honor was a man, who shall be
nameless, who once served as president of a
well-known college. And so he was being baited
about education. Some lads from the left wing
bobbed up. And why not?
How can any good debate be
carried on without hearing
from the radicals?
In general their complaint
was that education in Amer-
ica is under the control of
big financial interests. They
argued that even where
there was no application of
direct pressure, colleges in
America are maintained by endowments and
that endowments mean trustees and a keen con-
cern about stocks and bonds. The teacher knows,
they said, on which side his bread is buttered,
and nobody needs to tell him anything as to
what attitude he should take. That comes to
him merely by horse sense and the pricking of
When challenged as to a remedy, the left
wing recommendation was that colleges ought to
be directly and democratically controlled by the
student body and the faculty, with some hired
hand left to attend to business details.
* * * *
Competition Is Terrific
The former college president sniffed derisively.
"I can think of no arrangement," he said, "more
perfectly designed to corrupt the colleges. You
must face the fact that the average undergrad-
uate is an insolent young man interested in the
teams and easy courses. When votes are held as
to the most popular professor you will seldom
find that the student laurel is placed upon the
brow of any great educator. The man who gets
the votes is the slick wisecracker who makes his-
tory and economics easy by leaving out the
history and the economics and delivering an
amusing monologue. And when you speak of
faculty control do not overlook the fact that the
average college professor is the most inveterate
politician in the world."
At this point I put my hand up and said, "Why
"Because," replied the practical educator,
"every man on the faculty from instructor to
the highest paid professor is worried about his
tenure. There is nothing in the notion that few
die, none resign and never is anybody fired.I
American colleges are just as sharply in competi-
tion as any other industry. They compete with
each other for enrollment and for endowments.
The labor turnover is terrific. I understand that
you were once a baseball reporter. Well, the head
of any big up-and-coming university looks over
his faculty every year much as the manager of
the Giants or the Yankees, as I believe they are
called, would look over his infield. If he doesn't
seem to have a winning combination he looks
around *nd makes what seems to him to be the
* *a *
A Play On Football
And so I am not at all sure that there may not
have been something in what the left wing boys
and girls said. I do not think that education
should be put into the hands of men and women
who live in constant terror of their jobs.
And I would like to add an anecdote about the
prevalence of high power salesmanship among
the cloisters. A friend of mine came up from
the ranks and had to leave school early. He
decided that his boy should go to college. He
was also interested in the fact that his son was
a star player in preparatory school.
The dean of the institution of higher learning
which had been selected said to the proud parent,
"If your son makes the freshman football team I
think we can get him a scholarship which will
cut the tuition costs in half."
A week later I saw the father and said, "How
is your son getting along in football?"
"I've had the strangest letter from him," he
replied. "He writes, 'Dear Pop:-I've decided nod
to go out for football, because I want to get good
marks. I'm going to stick to my studies and let
the scholarship go hang.'"
SATURDAY, OCT. 23, 1937
VOL. XLVIII. No. 24
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
that 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.
The Bureau has received notice of
the following Civil Service Examina-
Junior refuge manager, $2,000 a
year; Bureau of Biological Survey,
Department of Agriculture.
Associate refuge manager, $3,200 a
year, and assistant refuge manager,
$2,600 a year; Bureau of Biological
Survey, Department of Agriculture.
(The above positions are concerned
with migratory waterfowl or wildlife
Assistant in home economics in-
formation, $2,600 a year; Bureau of
Home Economics, Department of Ag-
Chief accountant, $2,700 to $3,600
a year; Department of Finance, Sag-
inaw Personnel Advisory Board, Sag-
For further information, please call
at the office, 201 Mason Hall.
University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational In-
Women Students attending the
Illinois-Michigan f o o t b a 11 game:
Women students wishing to attend
the Illinois-Michigan football game
are required to register in the Office
of the Dean of Women.
A letter of permission fr'om parents
must be received in this office not
later than Thursday, Oct. 23. If a
student wishes to go otherwise than
by train, special permission for such
mode of travel must be included in the
Byrl Fox Bacher,
Assistant Dean of Women.
German Table for Faculty Mem-
bers: The regular luncheon meeting
will be held Monday at 12:10 p.m. in
the Founders' Room of the Michigan
Union.All faculty members interest-
ed in speaking German are cordially
Sorority Presidents please call at
the office of the Dean of Women at
Mechanical Engineers: Any seniors
and graduate students expecting to
receive a degree in February, June,
or August are requested to fill out a
personnel record card and bring in a
Engineering Freshmen in Mentor
AT THE MENDELSSOHN
The Art Cinema League presents
BEETHOVEN CONCERTO at 8:15 today
in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre at
therLeague. Released by Amkino Cor-
By ROBERT PERLMAN
Soviet movie - producers h a v e
learned that a charming and whim-
sical portrait of children in the
U.S.S.R. will do far more to convince
the capitalist world of the benefits of
socialism than caustic satire and
serious harangues. And so they give
us in "Beethoven Concerto" an in-
tensely human story of kids and their
papas that would meltthe heart of
Group 18 are reminded that they are
to see Prof. M J. Thompson during
the week of Oct. 25. Sample time
schedules are to be filed out and
brought in at this time. Office hours
during this week are as follows:
Monday, 9-10, 11-12.
Wednesday, 9-10, 11-12, 2-4..
Thursday, 10-11, 2-4.
Friday, 9-10, 11-12.
Society of Sigma Xi: All members
of the society who have recently be-
come affiliated with the University
should notify the secretary of their
membership, so that a transfer to the
local chapter may be arranged.
Public Health Nursing Certificate:
Students expecting to receive the Cer-
tificate in Public Health Nursing in
February 1938 must make application
at the office of the School of Educa-
tion, 1437 U.E.S.
Field Hockey, WomenStudents: All
those interested in travelling by bus
to Kingswood with the field hockey
players to watch the game against
Toledo University should sign at the
Women's Athletic Building.
Varsity Glee Club: The following
men have been selected for member-
ship to the Varsity Glee Club for the
When the eligibility of these men
is established they will become mem-
The shooting About?.
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the University..,
Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the President
until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
REPORTS continue to come forth
from Russia, telling of new con-
victions and new executions. Weekly we read
that a score of men have been put to death
because of sabotage, espionage or Trotzkyism-
or a combination of all three. Estimates of those
killed since last March have been placed by
different observers between 450 and 1,000.
We are not out to bait the "Reds." We do not
.wish to take the stand on the matter that most
American newspapers take. But we should. like
to- analyze some of the aspects of the execution
campaign which seems to be one of the most
important of Stalin's immediate objectives.
It is evident that Russia is in a difficult posi-
tion. She is the only nation avowedly for so-
cialism among a group of fascist and semi-fascist
countries. Her friends are few and her enemies
many. Germany, Italy, Japan and Great Britain
can all be counted in the category of nations
opposed to Russia's advancement. The constant
threat of fascist powers undoubtedly makes
necessary a certain amount of curtailment of
civil liberties and the maintenance of a more or
less rigid mark for the Russians to toe. This
we need not dispute for the present
But there exists a wide gap between the simple
curtailment of certain civil liberties and the
outright killing of hundreds of men, although the
latter is often the result of the former. It seems
incredible that so many leading men of the
government and of the army, the men who have
devoted a great portion of their lives to the
building up of the Soviet regime, have suddenly
turned traitor wnd are plottng the downfall of
the U.S.S.R. If all the Russians are as suscep-
tible to German and Japanese bribes as the
leaders are made out to be, then why not call
the whole thing off?
It would appear that the numerous executions
indicate one of two things. First, that there
is an alarming weakness in the membership of
the government. If this be true, one might very
well ask "why?" As stated above, these men
have not developed their Trotzkyism overnight.
Why, then, have these men been allowed in the
government and in the army until this late
If the above is not true, then the only answer
is that the Stalin government is following a
purely terroristic course. The curse of terrorism
is self-evident. No one will dare to venture
anything new or anything different if he knowsI
that, should he make a mistake, he will be shot.
The New York Times has reported that men in
Russia have been "liquidated" for planting wheat
so thickly that the weeds could not be pulled out.
This does not seem a capital offense. There
may have been a hole in the seed bag.
Those who condone the executions are sure
to raise the argument that we are attempting
an application of bourgeois values to proletar-
ian movement. But have not the Communists
always argued that they place more value upon
human life than does the capitalist? From the
outside it does not appear to matter greatly
it's fair, but
weather is an awful lot like
football team; once in a while
most of the time it's pretty
Wednesday, Oct. 27, as previously an-
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-
Public Lecture: "Influence of
Islamic Astronomy in Europe and the
Far East" by Prof. W. Carl Rufus.
Sponsored by the Research Seminary
in Islamic Art. Wednesday, Oct. 27,
4:15 in Room D, Alumni Memorial
Hall. Illustrated with slides. Ad-
University Broadcast: 5:30-5:45
p.m. Dr. Keneth A. Easlick, 'Care of
the Teeth of Children."
One-Act Play Tryouts: Hillel Foun-
dation' today 2-5 p.m. and Monday
from 1 to 5 p.m.
Congregational Student Guild: All
are welcome to listen to the Iowa-
Michigan football game on the radio
at the Congregational Church.
Weekly Dance Night: Progressive
dation. All are welcome.
Modern Dance Group: Progressive
Club today 12:30 in Unity Hall. Prac-
tices throughout the afternoon. All
interested urged to attend.
Physics Colloquium: Dr. Isadore
Lampe will speak on "Biological Ef-
fects of Neutrons,"' Monday, Oct. 25,
4:15 p.m., Room 1041 East Physics
Graduate Students: Informal re-
ception and dance Tuesday evening,
Oct. 26, 8 to 11 p.m., Leaue Ballroom.
President and Mrs. Ruthven, Dean
and Mrs. Yoakum, and members of
Graduate Board will receive. Wives
and husbands of students cordially
Suomi Club: Regular meetin Sun-
day, Oct. 24, 3 p.m., Lane Hal!l.
Alpha Gamma Sigma: Meeting
Monday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., in the
Eta Kappa Nu: Dinner meeting,
Sunday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m., Michigan
International Relations Club: Stu-
dents interested in discussion of cur-
rent topics in international relations
meet in 2037 A.H, Monday, 4 p.m.
Howard B. Calderwgod.
Tour for Foreign Students to Toledo
Art Museum: Saturday; Oct. 30. This
museum is one of the leading art cen-
ters of the mid-west and contains
probably the finest collection of art
glass in this country, as well as a very
complete gallery of Oriental art and
some very interesting collections of
prints and of original manuscripts.
Mr. J. Arthur MacLean, curator of
Oriental Art, will himself conduct the
party through the museum. The bus
will leave Angell Hall at one o'clock
Saturday afternoon, returning about
six o'clock. The round trip fare will
be $1.25;. reservations must be made
in Room 9, University Hall, before
noon Friday, Oct. 29.
DOB--Galley THREE... .. .tom
Church of Christ (Disciples) 10:45
a.m., morning worship, Rev. Fred
12 noon, Students' Bible Class, H.
L. Pickerill, leader.
6:30 p.m., Informal meeting at the
Guild House, 438 Maynard St. Miss
Sarah Chakko of Isabella Thoburn
College, Lucknow, India; will speak
on "India Looks at the West."
7:30 p.m., social hour and tea.
First Baptist Church, Sunday, 10:45
Mr. Sayles will speak on "Some Hin-
drances to Christian Living" Church
School at 9:30 a.m. Junior High at
4:30 p.m. Senior High at 6 p.m.
Roger Williams Guild House, 503
E. Huron. 12 noon.. Student class
meets with Mr. Chapman for 40 min-
6 p.m. A program of music and
favorite songs conducted by the stu-
dents; Robert Marsh presiding. Dur-
ing the hour Miss Ruth Enss, stu-
dent in the School of Music, will sing
and also give a brief talk talk on the
nna- of - i in r--o ;.
But nothing can be written about the weather
here that hasn't already been said. However,
most of the things that have been said about
it cannot be printed,
* * * *
Once within memory it rained somewhere else
in Michigan and not a single drop fell in Ann
Arbor. That was the day two years ago when
the earthquake shook this city.
Another time The Michigan Daily's weather
forecast was correct when it said "Fair and
warmer." It rained all that day but the Wsh-
tenaw County Fair was in town, and the Au-
tomotive Lab caught fire to make it warmer.
Statistics show that Ann Arbor's annual
rainfall is something like 40 inches. This
would not be abnormal if the sun came out
once in a while to absorb some of the water.
But the town is usually so dark that all pho-
tographers have to 'carry "flash bulbs" at high
In fact, shrubs, grass, trees and taxi drivers are
the only things who really appreciate the local
climate. And when the rain is falling the hard-
est, the taxies are the hardest to find.
However, Ann Arbor restaurant owners must
find Ann Arbor water rather economical since
the liquid has a slightly brownish tinge even be-
fore the ingredients for soups and coffee have
been mixed in.
Occasionally, though, the rust-filled water ap-
parently fools the chefs because often the soups
and coffee taste as if the ingredients had been
The Money Rolls
Discussing government expenditures in an
address to the League of Women Voters the other
night, Representative Cochran talked about Fed-
The classic instance is the good-roads exhibit.
Back in 1916, Congress appropriated $5,000,000
to stimulate road construction by the states. To-
day that item has flowered into $200,000,000 a
year. The sage had no notion how right he was
when he divulged the secret that great oaks
from little acorns grow.
And Congress is sowing the little acorns of
Federal aid with lavish hand. The practice has
veered far off from the original concept.
Instead of helping states that are willing to
help themselves, the policy of Federal aid has
been diverted into a form of bribing the states
By JAMES MUDGE
Ted Husing, CBS's sports announcer, covers
the Ohio State-Northwestern battle today, com-
ing on the air at 1:45 for pre-game dope. A
WABC-Columbia nationwide network . . . Navy
vs. Notre Dame - CKLW carries this clash at
2:45 . . . The Michigan-Iowa tussle is aired at
3 p.m. . . . Eddie Dooley rattles off football scores
over a CBS-WJR hookup at 6:30 . . . Russ Mor-
gan wah wah's his slip horn while Johnny pre-
sents Francis Adair and Glenn Cross; vocalists,
and the drama "City Desk" at 8 via WJR . . .
Professor Quiz pulls through with some brain-
busters at 9 through WABC, New York.
Air Lines: Elizabeth Hughes, Horace Heidt's
singing harpist, has just returned from Europe.
The young woman studied music on the conti-
1 m 1..JiIM Ulm Gi u.lJAu.J. A.LSll"''--.. . . .
tional convention of the Liberty Anderson, E.E.
League. Cannon, G.H.
Fine music, light comedy and Curtis, T.A.
superb juvenile acting are blended Gibbs, C.H.
into a picture that will temper the Holt, J.E.
views of those who go beyond the Milligan, B.B.
criticism of Russia expressed in an Owen, R.C.
editorial on this page. Not 30 seconds Pierce, B.C.
of the film's running time are devot- Scott, C.
ed to the obvious propaganda that Tibbetts, W.D.
has characterized some Soviet pro- Tuttle, H.A.
ductions in the past.
The name is misleading. It's not Academic Notices
an Educational Film. As for having A m
a knowledge of Russian, the subtitles nthrxolot 32: Theimake-up
fi nal examination will be given Mon-
are not stilted translationese, they're day, Oct. 25, at 1 o'clock, in 306 Mason
transferences of thoughts into snappy. Hall. 2
idiomatic American. _1Hall.
The story of Yanka and Vladik, Make-up examination in English
played by two Russian musical prodi- Government and Politics in my office
gies, their army maneuvers against a (2035 A.H.) Monday at 1:30 p.m.
battalion of pigs, their football game
against Uraguay in the form of a ter-
rier and their winning of a national
music competition at which Yanka
plays Vladik's cadenza-all this is a
r-m m n nnminator that brings the,
Sociology 141 (Criminology) -Field
trip to Southern Prison of Michigan,
at Jackson, scheduled for this Satur-
day, has been postponed one week.
Quiz sections willmee Aat MAnv A..o