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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 1937
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NIGHT EDITOR: ROY SIZEMORE
Many Years?.. . -
dying in war-torn China, and we are filled witI
disgust-but only for the brief space of time we
see the scene. War to us is not a major, dominat-
ing influence in our lives.
War to the man who has never seen it is a
charitable emotion. For a moment we are filled
with reaction against it. But a war gives us
an escape. We can turn back at will to our
everyday comforts and habits. War is lost in
the security of our regular activities.
Those who really know the experiences of war
are those who have seen it take away all refuge
and security, who cannot turn away from it.
Who can really cry out against war who has
never felt it engulf, and withdraw all security?
Who can really fear war who has not had to
cringe from it?
War is the most ruthless of all dictators. Those
who would really shpeak against it are those who
are already on its racks and who can only piece
out a lost and unheard moan of agony and de-
LOT OF PEOPLE are wondering who Dr.
Homer Strycher is since his uproarous one-
man dialogue between a football player and his
girl, with which he won the Varsity Show am-
ateur contest. The good doctor, if you remem-
ber, appeared in a darkened Hill Auditorium
first as a woman in negligee seated in an easy
chair, smoking a cigarette, lighted only by a
single spot. Then from the side away from the
audience a man's arm appeared and a full bass
voice asked for a drag on the weed. The effect
was startling. But it was furthered when the
dialogue between the besuited half and the
benegligeed half began. Dr. Strycher obviously
had some inside stuff on where a football player
might spend his time. One might easily imagine
that Dr. Strycher, like Avery Hopwood himself,
had the dope on up in Mabel's room. At any rate
he had the dope and also apparently the tech-
nique. We talked to him yesterday and found
him to be a tall man, around six feet, pleasant
looking, slightly glaborous, which means he
doesn't have too much hair. Yet he doesn't look
much over thirty, although he claims forty-two.
He is a Michigan man and played baseball here
back in '22, '23 and '24 along with Harry Kipke
and Jack Blott, which may explain to some ex-
tent the athletic angle the other night. He was
also in the Mimes orchestra when they produced
the Union operas. In '25 he graduated from
Med school and since has specialized in bone and
It was while he was in the Mimes orchestra
he became interested in female impersonations,
staring up from the pit watching the terpsichor-
ean antics of a Wolverine football team who were
the chorus of the show. He picked up the tricks
then and afterwards did a few takeoffs-not
strip tease-before an American Legion conven-
tion in Kalamazoo. Then about a year ago he
got this idea and with half of an old suit of his
own and half of an old dress of his wife's he
dressed himself from head to toe on one side as
a man and from head to toe on the other
as a woman. His first performance was before
a Lions' Club meeting and the second at the
All-Med smoker, so Tuesday night was only the
third time he has apeared publicly. However,
it has been reported to us that the non-public
soirees of the good doctor are the ones to cut
* * * *
LAST WEEK we made the error of trusting our
copy reader a little too far and the signature
for a contrib was twisted around into the title.
It was however an appropriate title, Little Boy
Brew, and while at first we expected an irate
poet to come hunting for us foaming at the
mouth with beer suds for our mistake, we think
it serves as an appropriate introduction to some-
one we hope to hear from often. Here he is
Upon the patch of earth that clings
Near the very brink of doom.
Where the tumbled water flings
Downward to a misty gloom.
Where the earth in terror quakes,
And the waters leap in foam,
Plunging frantic from the lakes,
Hurrying seaward, hurrying home.
Where man's small voice is vain,
And his heart chills in his breast
At the dreadful shriek of pain
Of the waters seeking rest.
There I stood and humbly scanned
The miracle that sense appals,
There I saw the tourists stand
Spitting in Niagara Falls.
-Little Boy Brew.
THE PRESSING NEED for more
adequate medical attention for
the underprivileged section of our population in
the form of governmental control working toward
socialized medicine was impressed upon us by the
observations of one who spent some time recently
in the clinic of a large Eastern hospital. We
present below some of the incidents described
Scene: A poorly ventilated, dark, not-too-clean
basement crowded by benches occupied by 30
persons, varying in age from a three-months-
old baby to a white-haired man of 65. The
benches face a long corridor with five rooms on
Time: 9 a.m. Tuesday in mid-summer. Many
of the people have been waiting since 0:30.
First Underpaid Registrar: Harry Golden!
What doctor do you want to see?
Golden: I got a piece of glass in my finger
two weeks ago and it hasn't healed yet.
First Registrar: Do you have fifty cents? Here's
your receipt. You're number 7. Go down to the
surgical. Room 3.
Mother with baby: When will my doctor come?
Second Underpaid Registrar: Sit down, lady,
and wait until you're name is called.
Mother: But I have to get home to the other
Second Registrar: Lorenzo! Antonio Lorenzo!
Lorenzo: My eyes hurt. I can't see at my job.
Registrars in Unison: The eye doctor won't
be here before Thursday..
First Registrar: Mary O'Connor. Here's your
number. Get in line at the social service if you
haven't brought fifty cents again.
Doctor Brown: To Interne: Perfect example of
fracture of the femur on those last pictures we
saw. Say, there's Mrs. Holmes. Used to be a
private patient of mine. Now she comes to the
clinic and I have to take care of her here. You
know, she owns a hotel in the Catskills.
First Registrar: Doctor Brown, Doctor Hughes
just called and said he wouldn't be in today.
Has a golf date with another big surgeon. You'll
have to handle the clinic alone again. And there
are 11 people waiting.
Second Registrar: The surgical doctor can't
take any more, Mr. Goldberg. Go up to Emer-
gency, if your arm hurts. You've been to Emer-
gency and they won't admit you. Sorry, we can't
do anything for you today. Come back Thursday.
Social Service Worker: How much do you make
a week? The city allows us just so much and we
can't pay everything else. I know your son is sick,
but it isn't possible to give him more than one
week in the country.f
And so on week after week and month after
month and year after year.
AN OLD BUT INTERESTING ques-
tion about war was asked the other
day: Why does not past experience with war
make men seek to cast it out forever?
Ifeeiitv o M
A boy in Bucharest had a birthday party on
Monday, and as he blew out sixteen candles the
wire service men flashed the news to the papers
of all the world. He breathed and lived and that
was a story, because the
birthday boy happens to be a
princeling in the Balkans,
and when royalty survives in
those regions that is news.
I have never seen Mi-
chael's name listed among
the child prodigies of our
time, and yet his progress
seems to be phenomenal. His
father, King Carol, shouted,
"Surprise! Surprise!" and among the simple gifts
placed upon the breakfast table was a letter in
the King's own hand. Michael found that as he
slept authority and maturity had been thrust
upon him. The regal message stated that he,
Michael, 16 years of age, had been chosen to
serve as a lieutenant in the army. If promotion
keeps on at such a pace the boy may be Field
Marshal by the time he is old enough to vote.
It is barely possible that Michael had wanted
a fireman's suit rather than a lieutenancy, but if
the present was anything other than the gift
of which he had dreamt, the boy kept that disap-
pointment to himself.
King Carol, with the straight face which befits
a monarch, made a brief speech in which he ex-
tolled the virtues and left the frailties of Ru-
manian royalty discreetly alone. He mentioned
diligence and courage, and naturally no one
marred the domestic scene by bringing up the
name of little Zizi or of Magda Lupescu.
No Mention Of Paris Exile
And surely not a soul cried jokingly, "And what
were you doing around Paris in 1925?" That was
the year in which the diligent Carol decided that
he didn't want to reign any more but preferred
Morganatic Magda and the left bank before Bu-
charest and the throne of Rumania, and when
he put the crown aside he left it for his infant son.
just now grown to a lieutenant's size. It is true
that Carol later recanted his renunciation, and
seven years ago he dropped out of the clouds
above the capital of his homeland and, stepping
out of his airplane, announced that he was King
all over again, and little Michael could go back
to being the Crown Prince, and so today Carol,
the diligent, is not precisely the Rumanian mon-
arch but only King "de jure," which when freely
translated, means that he is going to hold the job
until somebody takes it away from him.
Some Birthday, All In All
Still, all in all, the quick twists and turns of
regal politics in Rumania must have made an in-
teresting background for the birthday break-
fast, and perhaps it is no more than fair when a
golden crown has been snatched from a young
man that restitution should be made in the silver
bars of a lieutenant.
And after the guns of the palace had fired a
salute with blanks Lieutenant Mike came back to
open the rest of his birthday packages. And,
to and behold, there was a Rolls-Royce from the
Duke and Duchess of Kent. I trust the English
relatives were also thoughtful enough to have it
filfed with gas and equipped with a road map
showing all the short cuts to the frontier-just in
case. It must have been quite a birthday.
On The Level
Yesterday's mail included the following state-
ments: "There are quite a few who feel that
"Disraeli" doesn't use near enough space for
writing about himself."
"And there are others who feel that he should
stop looking for his "Muse" and start looking
for a convenient waste-paper basket."
It is unfortunate to have to print these, be-
cause the whole affair may start another of
those trite Winchell-Bernie feuds and finally
give "Diz" something to write about. ;
* ' * *
However, since this column has stuck its
neck out, it might as well go whole hog
and predict that the Michigan football team
will tie Illinois, defeat Chicago, nose out
Penn, and lose to Ohio State.
If the team doesn't do at least this well, ru-
mors have it that a movement will start up to try
to change the titles of the various school songs.
* * * *
Then it will go on to the obvious ones and sing
"The Victims" for "The Victors," and even be-
come so sacrilegious as to sing "The Black and
Blue" instead of "The Maize and Blue."
Another less radical group is intending to take
the vibrant marching song that was written by
Leonard Moretta and played publicly for the
first time by the Band at Varsity Show, Tuesday
* * *, *
This second group is planning to write the lyrics
for this unnamed tune, and make the words into
a song that the stands can sing in defeat.
A thoroughly delightful evening of
ivory-wrought poetry was served up
by Sergei Rachmaninoff in the open-
ing concert of the current Choral
Union Series, in Hill Auditorium last
night. The well-balanced musical
menu comprised the Italian Concerto
of Bach, the Suite Bergamasque of
Debussy, and a Chopin group of four
(Impromptu, Nocturne, Mazurka,
Scherzo. Of Liszt there was the Pre-
lude after J. S. Bach and two the
etudesentitled Voices of the Woods
and Dance of the Gnomes, and of
Rachmaninoff himself the E flat
Mr. Rachmaninoff is usually held
to be austere in appearance, and his
playing of the C sharp Minor Prelude
as one of his final encores was a
model of tonal restraint which most
pianists could observe to advantage.
But there was no austerity in any of
the artist's interpretations through-
out the program.
The outside movements of the Bach
Concerto were rendered with an apt
gayety and lightness, if with an oc-
casional apparent cloudiness in phras-
ing and lack of conventional metro-
nomic regularity of rhythm. The
middle movement, therAndante with
its placid melody rambling among
the sublimer spheres, was made an
epitome of loveliness by the beauty
of tone and poetic insight with which
it was wrought. The upper tones of
the piano, bearing the melody, ap-
proached almost the sustaining power
as well as theclear, ethereal color of
Again and again this full, singing
power of the pianist's right hand
shone forth-numerous times in the
Chopin pieces, in the Rachmaninoff
Etude, and especially in the Clair de1
Lune of the Debussy Suite. The Cho-
pin numbers, of course, gave free
reign to the artist's romantic tend-
encies, and were played with an en-
dearing quality which at times
seemed a little too sweet for our
puritanical constitution. The De-
bussy Suite, a lovely morsel, all of it,
was given an elegance distinctive
That he is a master of technique
as well as a poet, in spite of an occa-
sional unobtrusively misplaced digit,
Mr. Rachmaninoff reminded us fre-
quently during the evening-in the
seldom heard but interesting enough
Liszt etudes, the smoothly-played C
sharp Minor, and especially in the1
Chopin Waltz which encored the first
half of the program, and which was
executed with crystal clearness. And,
of course, our old friend The Flight
of the Bumblebee which ended the
evening isn't exactly easy, whether
played on piano, piccolo, or bazooka.
By JAMES MUDGE
Bits: College must be the .best
place to start a band. Many a name
maestro is the product of leading
campi-Hal Kemp and Kay Kyser
hail from the U. of North Carolina.
Fred Waring calls Penn State his
alma mater, and Johnny Green is a
Hawvawd man. Rudy Vallee start-
ed his music career at Yale and
Glen Gray hit the books at Illinois
Wesleyan . . . Vincent Lopez will
have his arrangers make some script
from the sound recordings of native
African music collected by Mrs. Mar-
tin Johnson-to be aired over the
Mutual from the Drake in Chi-
Tonight at 10 finds Crosby run-
ning the Kraft Music Hall via WWJ.
Robbin Burns will tell of home as
usual and it's the music of Johnny
Trotter . . . Cab Calloway takes to
the air at 11 over a WABC-CBS net-
work ... Benny Goodman is a Mu-
tual feature at midnight by CKLW
George Jessel, Cantor's great-
est pal, will be m.c. at the air-party
for Eddie at 12:30. Jack Benny,
Irvin S. Cobb, Louis Mayer, and
Gov. Frank Merriam will all pay
tribute to the Cantor man from
Los Angeles over a CBS line. The
occasion is the 25th anniversary in
show business for the leetle comic-
a fine tribute.
Air Lines: The Bergen - Ameche
show ranks first in the pop surveys
at present. Major Bowes and the
Lux Theatre rest in second, Burns
and Allen have the third position,
and the Kraft Music Hall has to be
content with the fourth notch . .
Lily Pons, Kirsten Flagsted, Rose,
Bampton, and Jascha Heifetz are
scheduled to appear on the Kos-
telanetz classic show in the neart
future . . . After every broadcast,
Deanna Durbin gets the "darling--
daughter-line" from Eddie Cantor
plus a box of posies . . . It is said that
Lombardo simplifies and accentuates
the melody-true, but he "accentu-
ates" in a Joe Miller manner.
CABBIES GO IN FOR SCHOOLING
"It's three o'clock in the morning"
has a new lilt for New York taxicab
drivers. From that witching hour un-
til dawn, three mornings a week,
they will learn how to improve their
diction, how to prepare a speech
and to conduct a meeting: The course
is being sponsored by the Transport
Workers Union. No more will it be
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Varsity Glee Club
Women's Athletic Association.
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Geology (11): Students in the 10
Wednesday class which did not meet
yesterday are advised to attend some
section before the Friday bluebook. I
have classes at 9:00 (Room 4054) and
at 11:00 (Room 3056) on Thursday;
tliere are other classes at 8:00, 10:00
and 2:00 on Thursday and one at
8:00 on Friday.
Carillon Recital: Wilmot F. Pratt,
University Carillonneur, will give a
concert on the Charles Baird Carillon
in the Burton Memorial, Tower
Thursday evening, Oct. 28, from 7:30
to 8:30 o'clock.
University Lecture: Dr. Albert T.
Olmstead, Professor of Oriental His-
tory at the University of Chicago,
will give an illustrated lecture on
"Ancient History Warmed Over" in
Natural Science Auditorium on Nov.
15 at 4:15 p.m. The public is cor-
ir. Kirby Page will speak at the
Natural Science Auditorium this af-
ternoon at 4:15 p.n. on The Re-
ligious Implications of Our Nation-
al Problems and at 8 p.m. on The In-
ternational Situation. The results
of the Peace Poll will be announced
at the evening meeting.
University Broadcasts --3:30 p.m.
The One-Act Play-The History and
Its Future. Prof. K. T. Rowe.
Freshman Girls' Glee Club: Regular
meeting at the League at 7:15 p.m.
Tryouts will be held after the meet-
Iota Alpha: First meeting at 7:30
p.m., Seminar Room, 3201-3205 East
Engineering Bldg. Speaker: Mr. Wm.
H. Kemnnitzwill discuss cooperatve
buying. Open meeting to all engin-
eering graduate students.
Hil lel DiscussionGroup: 7:30 pm.
Dr. Heler will speak on "Dramatic
Moments in Jewish History." 8:30
p.m. Dr. Hootkins will speak on "Jew-
Observatory Journal Club: 4:15
p.m., Observatory Lecture Room. Dr.
Heber D. Curtis will speak on "Navi-
gation near the Pole." Tea at 4 p.m.
Junior Mathematical Club: Friday,
4:15 p.m., Room 3201 Angell Hall.
Speaker: Mr. Capilowish, "Para-
doxes." All students interested are
International Relations Supper,
A.A.U.W., Union, 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct.
31. Symposium on the background
of the Far Eastern conflict: Prof.
Robert Hall, "Geographic Back-
ground"; Dr. John W. Stanton, "His-
toric Background"; Prof. Charles
Remer, "Economic Background."
Public and students invited. Make
reservations at Union by Saturday
All Independent Women Living in
Private Homes: Important meeting
Friday, Oct. 29 at 4:30 p.m. Hostess
Room, League, Plans and policies dis-
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Men's Physical Education Club:
Meeting at 9 p.m. Room 305, Union.
By-laws to be presented for approval
All physical education students in-
Delta Epsilon Pi: Important meet-
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men students of Greek descent are
cordially invited. Plans for the year
will be discussed.
Roger William Guild: Hayride Fri-
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Notify Dr. Chapman before Thursday
He Keeps In Line
To the Editor:
Now that Michigan Communists have, as The
Daily puts it, "Come out in the open," the follow-
ing bit of acute Marxist analysis should be of
more than passing interest.
Last Friday, Oct. 22, 1937, the morning before
that big game, the Daily Worker's sports editor
came to this dialectical conclusion:
"Michigan to stop Iowa (which has been stand-
ing still anyway)."
Carfvl studof tis a nalss a ni close ce_-