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College Publis/ers Representative
Board of Editors
William Spaler 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
anid Roy Sizemore.
SPORTS 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
' CREDIT MANAGER................... DON W ILSHER
Departmental Managers
Ed Macal, Accounts Manager; Leoard 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.
Student Interest
In The Peace Poll ..
ulty of over 10,000, 1831 showed in-
terest enough in peace and war to vote in last
week's peace poll.
Over 80 per cent of the campus population
thought answering four questions by check marks
too great an effort to warrant the expenditure
of energy.
In the presidential poll last year 3,969 votes
were cast in three days of balloting. Even that
figure was considerably less than half of the
University's population, and that poll took a
day and a half more than the peace canvass.
If there is any conclusion to be drawn from
the turn-out as regards these two votes, it is that
the great majority of students and faculty mem-
bers do not care about the outside world, or if
they do, they feel that any expression for or
against any policy on their part is futile.
Yet college students are supposed to be the
enlightened class, the hope of democracy, through
the better education which they are supposed,
again, to receive. As the group which will be
called upon to contribute most in the way of
3roung manhood and womanhood to the next war
it seems that college students should be vitally
interested in making their attitude on war
audible to the government, and the men who
make the government's policies in peace and in
war times.
The attitude of college students is audible-
like a whisper, a vague and uncertain muttering;
it must be loud, defiant, a shout that should keep
ringing in the ears of our diplomats, our legis-
lators and our President.
Gripe editorials probably accomplish nothing.
They are written in the desperate hope that if
they are repeated enough their drumming will
awaken some students to their obligations to the
outside world and to themselves. Perhaps there
are other ways of inculcating a sense of being a
part of a greater community than just the Uni-
versity campus in the mental processes of stu-
dents, ways other than lectures, newspapers,
and meetings. We can only think of one which
might make the student body really interested
in peace-war and mass conscription. Then it
would be too late.
So much for the griping. As for the peace
poll itself the results showed in addition to the
apathy of the student body in general, that there
seemed to be a definite stand to the effect that
the voters would fight in another war but only to
protect continental United States, and another
pronounced stand for education by lctures, dis-
cussions and meetings with respect to student
activity in the promotion of peace. The votes
cast for these were, respectively, 1,258 and 1,167.

Aside from these two rather definite attitudes
of the students voting and the fact that there
were 810 who voted for a boycott of no nation
as opposed to 1,021 who voted for a boycott of
some one or several nations and the plurality in
favor of diplomatic measures only for the protec-
tion of American nationals in China little can be

A Red Light Usually
Means Stop, But. . .
T HE MOVEMENT started by The
Daily Illini, student newspaper of the
University of Illinois, to clean up the Champaigr
red light district is admirable as far as it goes
But, unfortunately, it doesn't go far enough.
Through the cooperation of the University and
certain city organizations, The Daily Illini is try-
ing to abolish prostitution in Champaign. Its
only means of attack is the editorial page and
the news columns, and through them it is doing
a good job. The paper is exposing houses of
prostitution, bringing into light important facts
concerning the white slave ring that works out
of Chicago, and enlisting other organizations
in the city and on the campus to help it in its
The Daily Illini has said that the girls in
Champaign houses are brought from Chicago
through a white slave ring. It claims that many
of them are diseased. And, most important of
all, it says that many prominent Champaign
people own property on Walnut St., the city's red
light district.
But, with this, it stops. And probably within
a month or so, the clean-up campaign in The
Daily Illini will be forgotten, and Champaign
disorderly houses will continue to thrive and
spread venereal disease.
If The Daily Illini is wise and fearless, and if
it can get the whole-hearted support of the
University and some support from city organiza-
tions, it can clean up Champaign's red light dis-
trict comparatively easily.
All that it would have to do is obtain a list
of property owners on Walnut St., find those
who own disprderly houses, and get after these
individuals through the news columns and the
editorial pages. Such a personal approach would
force city officials to take action and if constant
publicity were given the owners of brothels, and
if this pressure were renewed on city officials, it
would not be long before Champaign would be
cleaned up.
Fearless as The Daily Illini has been, it has
not been thorough enough. If it really goes
after the situation in Champaign, the trouble
there will soon be alleviated, and the disorderly
houses will go. But, if it doesn't go farther
than it is going now, brothels will stay there, and
students will continue to face venereal disease.
Student Advocate
The Student Advocate is the official organ of
the American Student Union, the United Front
organization of all progressive students in the
United States. The contents of the October issue
represent through fiction, verse, and featured ai-
ticle what progressive students find worthy of
attention in the academic as well as the non-
academic world. Most of the writers, despite
their youth, are experienced and well-informed
writers on the vital questions of the day. Many
have journalistic backgrounds on the campus
and are especially well acquainted with student
Robert N. Kelso, Jr., for example, gives the
Advocate the inside story of how writers on the
Cardinal of the University of Louisville met with
the disapproval of University officials who prefer
editorials on football games to those on the
American Liberty League. Kelso is in an excellent
position to tell what sad effects censorship and
discrimination had on the quality of the newsr
and editorials of the Cardinal. He is the ex-1
editor of the paper.
Other articles of particular interest to the
campus world are three exposes of threats to the
freedom and progress of students. By far the
most sensational of these is Robert G. Spivack's
"Heil, Alma Mater," an informative discussion
of how certain embryonic Hitlers in Ohio and
Michigan (around Lansing way), encouraged and
in some cases supported by adult reactionary
and Fascist societies, menace the work of peace
groups, labor organizations, and progressive ac-
tivities. The article is more absorbing than a
good detective story.

The second of these articles is perhaps of more
immediate interest to those students whose wel-
fare is linked with the work of the NYA. Ab-
bott Simon, legislative representative of the
American Youth Congress, explains how legisla-
tive duplicity played a part in effecting N.Y.A.
cuts. In the last of these exposes, Theresa Levin
adds another college president to the Advocate's
list of Academic Napoleons. If Dr. Eugene A.
Colligan is all that Theresa says he is, then
Hunter College is indeed unfortunate.
The Advocate has something of particular in-
terest for Freshmen, although many upper-class
men may profit from reading the editor's note
to the class of '41, John L. Lewis's "A Reminder
to Freshmen," and "Is Murder on Your Cur-
riculum," a note issued by Wisconsin students
to the Freshmen.
In the way of international interest is an ar-
ticle by Joseph Lash, co-editor with James Wech-
sler of War, Our Heritage. Lash has been in
the thick of things in Spain and describes the
part played by Youth movements of Spain in
uniting resistance against the Fascists and set-
ting examples of heroism and ingenuity in the
defense of their homeland.
A short story "Sit-Down," and "Spoon River
Archives" feature the literary contributions.
In the absence of any intercollegiate literary
magazine, the Advocate might do well to put
more emphasis on creative work. The editors,
however, are very encouraging. They add this
cryptic remark: "Could you perhaps write a
better short story than the one you have just
finished reading? Batten onto your typewriter
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Jfeciur io-e
H-eywood Broun
The man who talks about the weather is set
down as a dolt. That seems to me unfair.
Climate ought to retain its place as the main
topic of casual conversation. The person who
terrifies me is the strange young lady at your
right who begins, "What do you think of the
stock market?" And if you
turn to the left you are likely
to run into the young intel-
lectual who raises the cur-
tain with, "Don't you think
Hemingway is too divine!"
The conventional opening
of the "Nice day today" is
still preferable to the mod-
ern gambits. Why on earth
should we be snobbish about
the weather? We live with it and breathe it,
and it has more effect on the life of the average
person than a slump in steel or a rise in the
he-man school of literature.
With this brief apology I would like to say a
few words about the climate of Connecticut,
which is for eight months of the year the best
the world affords. I speak as one who came to
Eden late in life with all the parochial prejudices
of half a century, of residence in Manhattan.
Skepticism sat upon my shoulders when first I
set foot upon the promised land. The nearest
race track is almost an hour's drive from my
house, and I felt as if I were leaving civilization
behind me and going on the ice with Admiral
Connecticut Challenge
Nor did conversion come suddenly with any
blinding light, such as that which changed the
heart of Saul on the road to Damascus. Six
or seven years elapsed before I became an addict
to agriculture. In the beginning I grew nothing.
Now I have a raddish patch. New England must
be seen to be appreciated. On the whole it has
had a poor press. In school the little tots have
Longfellow and John Greenleaf Whittier dished
out to them, and for the most part they say,
"Phooey," and plant their feet more firmly on
the sidewalks of New York.
My complaint is that they have celebrated the
wrong seasons. I don't want to be snowbound,
nor have I any ambition to become a barefoot
boy with cheeks of tan. Moreover, there never
was a day in June so close to perfection as late
October along the Ridge. I'll match November 1,
1937, in Connecticut with any challenger which
the most enthusiastic Florida or California
booster cares to set against it. And that goes for
both night and day.

The Dance


Shawn Recital Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members at
Whlversity. Copy received at thea stthe Ausistaat to tIe Pri54am
By RUTH FRANK satA 3:30; 11:00 axm. an Saturday.
'ed Shawn, once a pioneer in the I________
forms of modern dance, and still a WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3, 1937 meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the
pioneer in that he has the only male VOL. XLVIII. No. 33 Undergraduate offices of the League
dancing group in the country, seems
to have lost the modern dance some- Student Teas: President and Mrs. All members must be present.
where along the road. "O Libertad," Ruthven will be at home to students
which professes to be "An American on Wednesday, Nov. 3, and Wednes- Varsity Glee Club: Report 7:30
Saga," makes use of pantomime, real- drp.m. Glee Club Rooms. Sing for
ism, and melodic interludes along day Nv.10 fom4 o pm.


with some forms of the art ofs the#
dance. To The Members of the University
The saga is presented in three Council: The November meeting of
units: the past, the present and the the University Council is canceled.
future. In the dances of the past,
the period of the Aztecs and Span- The Bureau has received notice of
ish conquerors was used. The dances, the following Civil Service examina-
particularly those in the Aztec theme, tions:
made use of authentic detail of po- Associate meteorologist, $3,200 a
sitions and costumes that are de- year; assistant meteorologist, $2,600
rived from the panels of Aztec art, a a year; Weather Bureau, Depart-
realistic touch that Mr. Shawn has ment of Agriculture.
always used in his dances. His real-. Junior medical officer (rotating
ism was carried too far, however, in interneship), $2,000 a year.
the "War" dance in the second unit, Junior medical officer, (psychiatric
where much was made of change of resident), $2,000 a year.
hats, and little variation was em- St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Depart-
ployed in the dance forms of the inent of the Interior, Washington,
solos. ds hD.C.
The second unit presented the most For further information, please
interesting and amusing part of the call at the office, 201 Mason Hall.
program. "The Campus" was com- University Bureau of Appoint-
posed for the most part of pantomime j ments and Occupational In-
done in rhythm. "The Jazz Decade", formation.
presented some clever satire and _rmatin-
amusing pantomime of a jazz band Phi Beta Kappa: The Michigan
and dice game, but did not offer Chapter will be glad to receive the
anything unusual in dance form. addresses of members of their chap-
"The Olympiad," the only num- ters who have recently come to Ann
ber in the program whose choreog- Arbor. Please send to the office of
raphy was not done by Mr. Shawn, the secretary, 3233 Angell Hall and
was the best in both composition and give the name of the College from
Iaudience appeal. The excellent dane- gv h aeo h olg rm
i n Bar pea.M T ea eewh ntwa ch which you received election not that
g of Barton Mumaw, who was the e chapter
"banner bearer' 'and Foster Fitz-f
Simons, as the "decathlon thrower," Orma F. Butler, Secretary.
was matched by the fine organiza-
tion of the dances which they com- Students, College of Engineering:
posed. The use of the correct ath- 1 Saturday, Nov. 6, will be the final day
letic forms of sports for the dance for dropping a course without record.
was handled unusually well. Courses may be dropped only with
"The Future," which is based on the permission of the classifier after
the "athletic art of the dance as a conference with the instructor in the
field of creative endeavor" possessed course.
some interesting dance rhythms. The
use of expressive rather than real- Notice Art Cinema League Patrons:
istic costuming gave the composition The entire five programs of the
of the dance more emphasis. The "Memorable Film Series" will be
basis which was built up through shown to members holding cards for
ten individual dances, was completely afternoon showings. An encore show-
lost in the chorus effect of the finale. ing of the first program (Western
Mr. Shawn, during these dances, ap- Films) will take place Nov. 21 at 3:15
peared as a rather' ludicrous figure.pm
His dancing which was completely p.m.
surpassed by the members of the en-
semble appeared to even greater dis-' Organ Recital Omitted: Owing to
semd lev a paredh en vegeain tr ais absence from the city, the organ re-
with thage othen viewed in contrast cital announced for Wednesday af-
ternoon, Nov. 3, by Palmer Christian,
will be omitted.
Charles A. Sink, President.
A cademic Noticies

I unlnn ()nPn 1 nttca wn rahaarcol

non l pen House. No rehear sal
Thursday. Full rehearsal Sunday,
4:30 p.m.
Freshman Glee Club: Important
rehearsal 4:30 p.m. today in prepara-
tion for appearance at Freshman
Luncheon Club.
University Girls' Glee Club: There
will be a meeting tonight at 7:15
p.m. at the League. Please be prompt.
Important business to discuss.
Quadrangle: Nov. 3,8:15 p.m. "Con-
flicting Movements in Organized La-
bor," McFarlan, Haber, Diamond,
Members will please consider these
notices as invitations until the publi-
cations of the University and Student
Phi Sigma: Important business
meeting and elections, Wednesday,
.Nov. 3, 8 p.m. Room 2116 N.S.
Sphinx will meet at noon today in
'the Union, and at 10 p.m. tonight in
the Alpha Delta Phi house. Both of
these meetings are very important
and everyone connected with the or-
ganization is urged to attend. At
noon, Phil Buchen will talk on
Luncheon for Graduate Students on
Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 12 o'clock in
the Russian Tea Room of the Michi-.
gan League, cafeteria service. Bring
tray across the hall. Dr. Clarence S.
Yoakum, vice-president of the Univer-
sity and Dean of the Graduate School,
will speak informally on "The Grad-
uate School at Michigan."
Forestry Club: Meeting Wednesday,
Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. Room 2054 Natural
Science Bldg. Speaker: Prof. Bry-
ant Bateman of Louisiana State
University on "Southern Forestry.
Based on Experiences with a Private
Swimming Club. Tryouts for the
Women's Swimming Club will be held
on Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 5
p.m. at the Union Pool. Everyone
interested please be prompt and if
possible bring this year's medical re-
check slip with you.
Hillel Foundation: Prof. J. L. Davis
will speak on "Sholem Asch, the
Novelist and Dramatist" at the Hillel
Foundation today at 8 p.m. Open to
the public.
Stalker Hall: Student tea and open
house today from 3:30-5:30 p.m. All
Methodist students and their friends
are cordially invited.
Crop and Saddle Ride: The regular
ride will be held at 5 p.m. Wednes-
day. Those wishing to go will please
call 7418 and meet at Barbour Gym-
nasium. Those going for the first
time this year are reminded that they
must have had a medical recheck
this semester.
Coming Events
Zoology Seminar: Mr. W. Frank
Blair will report on "Ecological dis-
tribution of the mammals of the
Bird Creek Region, northeastern Ok-
lahoma," on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 7:30
p.m. in Room 2116 N.S. All Graduate
students in zoology and professional
zoologists at the University are con-
sidered members of the seminar.
Faculty Women's Club: The Art
Study Group will meet at the home
of Mrs. A. H. Marckwardt, 2720
Heather Way, Thursday, Nov. 4, at 2
Michigan Dames: The Charm
Group of the Michigan Dames meets
at 8 p.m. Thursday evening, Nov. 4, at
the Michigan League, the room will be
announced on the bulletin board, Miss
Helen Myers of the Vogue Beauty Sa-
lon will talk on a "Woman's Crown-

ing Glory." The wives of students
and internes are invited.
Newcomers' Section of the Faculty
Women's Club will meet at a tea and
reception in the Mary B. Henderson
Room of the League Nov. 4 from 3 to
5 p.m.


* * *


For Autumn, Warmth
I suppose that other sections of this country
have approximately the same stars, but they
twinkle more for us Puritans. I was out doing
my road work along about midnight, when the
heavens began to put on the gosh-blamedest
show I've ever witnessed. Probably there was
nothing personal in it, for I have been no more
than a moderately good boy recently. Neverthe-
less, a kindly Providence touched off the fire-
works for my benefit. The stars were shooting
all over the sky, and some of them rode to glory,
leaving a wake of brilliant fire behind them.
I'm a little confused as to what you are sup-
posed to do when a star shoots. It's either that
you make a wish or kiss somebody. Everybody
else along the Ridge was asleep, and so I made
wishes. "Just let it stay like this," I suggested,
"and the magical city can get along without
The Good Book tells us that there is a time
for everything, and perhaps we should all start
in the city and get our oats planted, and then
return to the land when maturity overwhelms
us. Like King David, most of us began with
Bath-sheba and end with Abishag. The lady of
the pool does well enough in spring, but when
November rolls around there's more comfort in
the Shunammite woman.
On The Level
Today is the day when all the Sophomores
are supposed to get together to select someone
to lead them through the coming year, and the
side which rounds up the most identification
cards will win.
* * * .
Before the new-fangled election machines
were installed for campus elections, it used to be
possible for one person to vote as many as
eight times without much fear of being caught,
but now that the ballot boxes have been replaced.
a fellow is lucky if he can vote three times.
The old ballot boxes used to have a heavy
padlock on the lid to prevent "stuffing," but
the trouble was that either a Washtenaw or
State Street man had the key.
Now the only Way in which a person can get
three or four votes is to look something like
the photographs on three or four identification
cards, change clothes three or four times, and
not be too well known.

Air Lines: Amos and Andy

Aeronautical Engineering Students:
will be All students who plan to elect Aero .6

$3,375 per week richer beginning experimental aerodynamics, or
Jan. 3 on their new Soup airings, advanced work in the wind tu
Each receive that amount over and laboratory during the second sen
above the usual 10 per cent agent fee ter, should . leave their names
. NBC has taken the mikes to some mediately with Prof. M. J. Thomi
queer places including submarines Room B-47 East Engineering B
under water, and stratosphere bal-
loons. Now the NBC equipment goes , English 1, Sec. 29, MWF 11,
to the Arctic wastes and the A.H. will not meet today.
steamy fastnesses of South American r
jungles-nice work for the engineers History 11, Lecture Group II, N
of radio . . . The "Nine Old Men" are semester examination, 10 a.m., Th
back again. A while back the boys day, :Nov. 4, Professor Scott's;
played a ball game for charity and Professor Slosson's sectionsin 103
now they take to the air in a spell- mance Languages Bldg., Mr. Ald
ing bee. Mr. Ewing's and Dr. Stanton's
Lowell Thomas will pick his spell- tions in Natural Science auditor
ers from: Frank Parker, Col. Stoop--
nagle, Lou Lehr, Dale Carnegie, Jim- Psychology 31. Lect. Sect. IIB:
my Melton and others. George Bye, the examination, students with
well-known writer will grab some tials A-H meet in 35 A.H.; I-Z n
spellsters from: Frank Buck, Gene in 25 A.H.
Tunney, Westbrook Pegler, Quentin Bring six by nine blue books.
Reynolds. Deems Taylor, and other _
"greats." . . . In 1932, only 12 hoursT 7 0


of air was thrown out from Holly-
wood by NBC, and the Hollywood
NBC staff has increased from one
to 100 men.
Tonight's airings can not be ex-
actly called terrific or stupenduous.
8:30 is the Cantor "Texaco Town"
with Pinky Tomlin, Deanna Durbin,

E ureOs
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.

and' JacquesRenard'skband over a 5 at 4:15 p.m. The public is cordially
CBS-WJR line ... Mark Warnow di- invited.
rects the Hit Parade at 10 via NBC
. . . Midnight finds Tommy Dorsey
getting CBS air and 12:30 is Dixie-Events Today
land time with Bob Crosby and Co. University Broadcast: 3-3:30 p.m.
over WJR . . . Earl Hines is an NBC Class in diction and pronunciation,
attraction at 12:30 likewise . . . G. E. Densmore, professor of speech.
Bits: "On to the Coast," being the
cry of radio, NBC is building a huge The Oxford Group: All members
new air plant in Hollywood. The of Oxford Groups or students of the
site comprises 5 acres, two city blocks Buchman-Schumacher literature are
square, and is bounded by Sunset invited to Lane Hall today at 7:301
Boulevard and Vine Street-famous l p.m.
vias of the film capital. More than
700 hours of broadcasting will come Cercle Francais: There will be a
from the new Center . . short meeting of the Cercle Francais
- tonight at 7:45 p.m. in Room 4081
The Drug Law Romance Language Bldg. All old
member;s are urged to attend.
But for the merest chance, the Fed-
eral Food and Drug Administration Chemistry Colloquium will meet
would have been without legal au- today at 4 p.m. in Room 303 Chem-
thority to trace and seize shipmentsJ istry Bldg. Dr. Lee O. Case will speak
of the medical preparation which is on "Tie Lines in Ternary Liquid Sys-
blamed for the deaths of 46 persons. tems."
The manufacturer of this product
labeled it an "elixir." By strict defi- A.S.C.E. Meeting of the Student)
nition. it is not an elixir, because the Chapter of the American Society of
drug it contains is not dissolved in! Civil Engineers in the Michigan
alcohol. The F.F.D.A., therefore, is Union, tonight at 7:30 p.m. Professor
able to proceed against it only on the A. T. Miller will speak on "Public
technical and trivial charge of mis- Health in Engineering"

A.ICh.E. The Novenier meeting
will be a banquet at the Union on
Thursday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. Mem-
bers of the faculty will be present,
and several will give short talks.
Tickets will sell at 65 cents, and may
be purchased from any of the officers.
A large attendance is desired.
The Psychological Journal Club will
meet on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m.
in Room 3126 Natural Science Bldg.
Dr. Norman R. F. Maiser will dis-
cuss "Further Analysis of Reasoning
in Rats," reviewing recent experi-
e p r-m t s i n, tha t fi d

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