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THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 1037


Board of Editors,
William Spaller Robert Weeks Irvin Lisagor
Helen Douglas
NIGHT EDITORS :Harold Gan, Joseph Gies, Earl R.
Gilman, Horace Gilmore, S. R. Keman, Edward Mag-
dol, Albert Mayio, Robert Mitchell, Robert Perlman
and 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 Cuthbert, Ruth Frank Jane B.
Hoden, Mary Alice MacKenzie, Phyllis Helen Miner,
Barbara Paterson, Jenny Petersen, Harriet Pomeroy,
Marian Smith, Dorothea Staebler and Virginia Voor-
Business Department
Departmental Managers
Ed Maca, 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.
A Tale
Of Two Cities.
TUESDAYS municipal election in De-
troit provided a substantial, though
Mr. O'Brien, the Labor candidate, insists only a
temporary, check to the political aspirations of
the CIO to "seize the reins of government." By a
rather sizeable majority Mr. Richard W. Reading,
formerly City Clerk and "conservative" candi-
date, has been elected Mayor for the next two
years and the CIO slate of five Common Council
candidates has failed to place any of its members
among the top nine who will form the body for
the coming biennium.
It might be well, in reviewing the results of
this first labor effort at political control of the
motor metropolis, to consider some of the fac-
tors leading to the CIO failure. First, we must
recognize the work of the Detroit metropolitan
press in its unanimous anti-CIO campaign.
Many of the statements of the ' Times, the
Free .Press, and the News, the last supposedly
somewhat more liberal than its two colleagues,
rivaled in hysteria the Chicago Tribune in the
height of its anti-Roosevelt campaign of last
year. The prospect of Detroit, until only last
year the very epitome of the open-shop town,
coming under liberal rule so frightened the press
that, collectively and individually, it stood
screaming in the market-place. Admittedly the
people were more receptive to the press campaign
this year than last fall, when the tremendous
Roosevelt vote was a stinging rebuke to the
ambitions of newspaperdom to control public
opinion inAmerica, but much of this receptivity
was built up by the editorial and news policies
of the newspapers towards the whole program of
the CIO.
Second, we must remember the lack of class-
consciousness among the Detroit working class.
Whether or not the existence of a class feeling
is desirable is a matter of opinion, but the fact
of its non-existence in Detroit is a matter of fact.
The motor city has grown in population by leaps
and bounds and probably the great majority of
its people are first generation Detroiters, many
of them coming from the farms and small
towns of the South, without a definite labor and
urban psychology. Then too the UAW is a re-
cent phenomenon in Michigan and its hold on its
members is not as great as that of the older
unions, for example the Amalgamated Clothing
Workers in the Eastern metropolitan areas.
This lack of class- and union-consciousness
contributed significantly to the failure of the CIO
to poll the tremendous majorities in the work-
ing-class precincts necessary to overcome the
middle and upper class support for Mr. Reading,
which, despite its professed inter'est in maintain-
ing "non-partisan municipal government," was
largely based on keeping out a labor-liberal mu-
nicipal administration which might have under-
taken activities hurting its pocket-book.
The appointment of a pro-labor police chief.

the clearing of slums and the improvement of

by Mr. O'Brien's defeat for Mayor. It takes
time to fight the influence of the pess of a large
city, it takes time to educate workers to polit-
ical action, it takes time to build a political ma-
chine. The Farmer-Labor party of Minnesota
went through seven biennial state elections be-
fore it managed to win a single state office.
twelve years of desperate conflict with just the
problems of the Labor group in Detroit before
there came even the smallest measure of victory.
The CIO may console itself with the knowledge
that one of every three electors in Detroit ap-
proves its program, that under any decent system
of proportional representation it would have
three CIO leaders on the Common Council, and
that for its first political activity it has made a
very creditable showing against over-whelming
New York
T HE HIGHEST total mayoralty vote in
the city's history will give New York
another four years of Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuar-
dia and another four years of clean govern-
With La Guardia came the demise of a falter-
ing Tammany and the rise of an efficient, cen-
tralized labor party which bids to be an im-
portant factor in the state and in 1938 congres-
sional elections. With him, also came a complete
Fusion ticket pledged to and capable of good
The American Labor Party supplied more than
400.000 votes as a result of its efficiently planned
.campaign that must have set the pinochle-play-
ing Republican and Democratic district clubs
back in surprise.
This minor revolution can serve as an example
to all other corrupt large city governments that
in a conscious labor vote lies the key to a drastic
cleanup. Apparently the party's sole issue of
good government had sufficient appeal to New
York's enlightened voters.
Even some of the old Republicans are begin-
ning to realize the strength of this vote. Brook-
lyn's borough president, Raymond V. Ingersoll,
who otherwise would have been defeated, bidded
for the endorsement of the American Labor
Party, and with it, was reelected.
Much discussion will arise as to the possibility
of La Guardia's election to the Presidency of the
United States on a Progressive Republican and
Labor Party ticket.dHe has demonstrated
throughout the past and especially in this cam-
paign that he is one of the most skillful poli-
ticians in the country.
With a fairly elected city council, instead of
the questionable Board of Estimate, to work with,
and with New York's World Fair coming up,j
when 1939 arrives New York will be able to boast
to its visitors that it has an efficient government
-and a beautiful exposition.
SUNDAY at three we wandered all over our
radio dial looking for something that would
be a suitable background for our reading of
Hamlet. It was pretty dull stuff until we snuck
up on Elder Morton preaching from the Church
of Christ in God over on Mack Street in Detroit.'
The jolly Elder was leading his congregation in
prayer and song assisted by the King Solomon
Quartet, the Flying Cloud Singers and the South-
ern Harmonizers from Chicago. There weren't
any hymns that you hear in ordinary churches
and they weren't spirituals either, but good, solid
jazz with new words. To the tune of something
that was very like 'Tea for Two' the Harmonizers
were praying for green pastures and to something
like 'Yes Sir, That's My Baby,' they reached
outward to walk with the Lamb. Occasionally
the whole congregation loosed throaty inter-
pretations on their own hook and it turned into
a vocal jam session. Most of the time the melody

stood out clearly though, the shouts and skee-
deewees in the background. Often the congrega-
tion stayed on a single line like 'Hallelujah, praise
the Lord,' holding a steady monotone that be-
came a beat, like that of a drum.
Then the Elder started in preaching and you
felt him begin slowly, work up, and work up
higher bringing the congregation along with him.
He asked for testimonials and one woman in
shrill, tumbling words shouted into the micro-
phone, "I got a new mind to walk upright in
Jesus. I got a new mind, I tell you, and I ain't
got my old one any more. I'm saved from sin,
Elder Morton." The congregation then chimed in
with a '"Hallelujah, praise the Lord." The Elder
himself preached about the life of Jesus and
his text was John 17:14.
As he was enlarging on the sermon we caught
him in this, " . . .and He live for thirty years
(here the congregation leaped in with a chorus of
amens . . . and He never cracked a joke (yea
man) and He never sang a song (yea man) and
God looked down on Him and He said, 'That
Is my Son'!" Later he asked to let themselves be
saved now and not hereafter, "... . any crook when
he's dead'll stop stealing (yea man.) He'll stop
drinking (yea man) and he'll stop eating (yea
man) and he'll stop sinning (yea man) but Jesus
wants you to be good while you is still alive.
(yea-ah man). Are you willing to let the Lord
save you when you is living? I ask you?" He was
greeted with a mighty 'Hallelujah' and many
dusky souls must have seen the Golden City that
morning. He closed his remarks with an an-

I/ feeinr lo Me
Heywood B ro un
I want to address a few mild remarks to those
who say that every worker has a right to a job,
and that no outside agency whether that of cap-
ital or labor shall ever be allowed to stop him
in his God-given privilege. This was pretty much
the philosophy of rugged individualism voiced
by Tom Girdler before the Senate Post Office
Committee. But under ques-
tioning by Senator Green, of
Rhode Island, Girdler took a
good deal of it back. He pro-
fessed to be puzzled when the
Senator wanted to know
whether unemployed men
for whom there was no open-
ing also possessed a God-
given right to a job. Under
cross-examination Mr. Gir-
dler admitted that he did not think the govern-
ment should undertake the responsibility of fur-
nishing jobs to the jobless. So there in the phi-
losophy of rugged individualism we may note ex-
ception number one in the right to work.
Henry Ford is another industrialist who is quite
articulate in talking about the right of the indi-
vidual to have a free choice as to whether to work
or not. But part of the system of Ford and other
large companies is based upon seasonal layoffs,
and even the complete shutting down of a plant
when it is not economical to keep it open. And
what does the employee do with his right to
work when he comes to the plant and finds the
gates are locked? Can he put that right in his
pipe and smoke it or broil it to keep his family
from hunger?
Machine-One Up On God
Some will say that he can go elsewhere and
take another job until times improve. But that
may be a very long walk, a walk right to the edge
of the world and over. The mechanical cotton
picker is now only a few steps away from being
practical. When it is put into use, more than a
quarter of a million men will be thrown out of
employment, and all that will remain with them
will be the God-given right to work. God un-
doubtedly did establish such a principle, but the
machine age has snatched it away. If men laid
off in factories start to march they may find the
men no longer needed in cotton fields meeting
them half way. And I suppose that community
might set up a trading post and exist by taking
in each other's right to work, and it is only
fair to note that the rugged individualist in labor
often preserves his right only at the expense of
his fellows. Very often he sits in the boat with-
out pulling an oar, and at the end of the race,
when victory is won, he demands his share of the
Minority Reaps Bounty
Is that fair? I'll do my own answering and
say, "No!" And it is even more unfair when the
worker who has not lifted a finger to better the
conditions in his shop receives all the gains, while
the union men who forced the benefits are
thrown out on their ear.
I might instance a present case concerning a
chain of stores in New York. Some four hundred
out of seven hundred employes organized a union
and entered into collective bargaining with the
employer, the employer agreed to a wage in-
crease, a year's contract and two weeks' vacation
with pay, but he would not grant the union shop,
and so a strike was called. Thereupon the com-
pany telegraphed to all its employes that in
spite of the strike the wage increase and the two
weeks' vacation would be granted to all loyal
workers who remained on the job. Accordingly,
three hundred men get benefits for which they
did not work. Indeed, they worked against them
by refusing to be represented in the bargaining.
I do not think it can fairly be said that those who
are willing to reap where they have not sown are
truly rugged and heroic individuals. There must
be some more appropriate name--parasites will
do for a start.

On The Level
There is little use to pass around the petitions
that are being signed on campus today and to-
morrow for seeking a longer Thanksgiving vaca-
tion. The University has known since 1837 that
the students want all the vacations they can get.
President Ruthven doesn't have to gander over
a long list of names to know that everyone wants
to go home for Thanksgiving whether they go
home or not.
The main point in the petititon is that stu-
dents have to go a long way to get home for the
holiday and the cuts made on the day after
Thanksgiving are more frequent than cuts at a
League mixer.
But the students going home can't be
expected to travel three hund&ed miles, kiss
mother, grab a turkey leg, and scram back
to Ann Arbor as fast as possible for a lecture
on Friday morning.
They ought to have at least one day off fer the

Protests Shawn Dance
To the Editor:


When a crowd gathers to watch the
specialized movements of football THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 1937
teams in conflict, there is, at the very VOL. XLVIII. No. 34
least, an exciting response. But when School of Music, College of Archi-
athletes present themselves as in- tecture: Midsemester reports indicat-
terpreters of the modern dance on a ing students enrolled in these units
concert stage, the result is appalling. doing unsatisfactory work in any unit
One might be content only to disap- donnaifcoywr nayui
prove in private did not the Ted of the University are due in the officeI
Shawn dancers present themselves in of the School. Report blanks for this
such a pretentious decor purporting purpose mayo be secured from the
to be the Saga of America in Three office of the school or from Room'4'
Acts. One hardly knows what toUobert L. Williams,
protest first. The execution and tech- Assistant Registrar
nique was no better than that which 'R
a rudimentarily trained group with a
sense of rhythm might produce. When The Bureau has received notice of
Shan-Kar returned to his native In- the following Civil Service examina-
dia that he might study the mores tions:
and traditions of his country, he took Associate meteorologist, $3,200 a
10 years in the preparation of his first. year; assistant meteorologist, $2,600
recital. Comparison with Shan-Kar, a year; Weather Bureau, Depart-
however, is going far afield; four-a ment of Agriculture.
day vaudeville hoofers can better Mr. Junior medical officer (rotating
Shawn and his Male Dancers. Their interneship), $2,000 a year.
movements seemed neither to be pure, Junior medical officer, (psychiatric
or pantomime or simply designed, resident), $2,000 a year.
but a straggly conglomeration of them St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Depart-
all ment of the Interior, Washington,

Technique and control are lesser
qualities to cavil about, however, and
might have been excused, had the
dancers attempted to present some
sincerely studied interpretation of
American life. We are all eager for
creative analysis of the confused
modern scene by competent and sen-
sitive artists ,especially those of us in
the universities who are dealing with
the problem in our several ways. The
Shawn presentation was an insult
to mind and imagination. I have
rarely seen, in any of the arts, any-
thing so banal and insipid.nThe mind
of a child, at least, has more fancy.
This was the consummate attempt of
a thoroughly undistinguished mind.
I can recall only one other perform-
ance with which it compares; a dance
presented at the Detroit Institute of
Arts last spring of pioneer women
clutching their babes to their bosoms
as they fled tomahawking Indians-
all to the tune of Beethoven's Fifth!
In the face of new and important
work being done by Graham, Weid-
man, Sokolow, Humphreys, Tamiris,
and Lincoln Kirstein's American
Ballet, how can Mr. Shawn and his
Dancers have the presumption to pose
as serious interpreters of the Ameri-
:an scene?
The only group of dances even
mildly pleasing was the Olympiad;
and that, it seem, was the only choreo-
graphy not by Mr. Shawn..
-Kimon Friar, Grad.
A News Story
EDITOR'S NOTE: This portion of
news story, describing the setting for
the Detroit election, was clipped from
the Chicago Daily News for Nov. 3 Mr.
Lahey is a staff correspondent for that
DETROIT, Nov. 2.-Most of the
625,000 qualified voters of this city,
all but suffocated by the bilge and
libel of a political campaign, today
marched, flocked, limped and stag-
gered to their 918 polling places to
elect a mayor and a city council.
Hundreds of profound newspaper
columns and hundreds of thousands
of frenzied words to the contrary, the
issue at stake is not whether this na-
tion shall continue half slave and
half free, but whether a mediocrity
esposed by the CIO or another me-
diocrity sponsored by the employer
classes shall be elected mayor of De-
Until the very moment that the
polls opened, the mayoral candidates,
Patrick H. OBrien, former attorney
general of Mhichigan, who has the
cynical backing of the CIO, and Rich-
ard W. Reading, city clerk with a long
and respectable pay roll service, con-
tended with and for each other that
mediocrity shall not perish from the
O'Brien Backers Expect To Lose
Even before the ballots started
fluttering, people close to the United
Automobiles Workers, the CIO union
that has paid all of Mr. O'Brien's
freight (amounting now to something
in the neighborhood of $60,000) pri-
vately conceded that Mr. Reading
would beat him, but fervently ex-
pressed the hope that a 'ground
swell" of labor votes would prove their
own estimates wrong.
The auto workers are sincerely ex-
pecting that two of their five candi-
dates for councilmen will score. These
are Richard T. Frankensteen, Pythias
to the Damon of Homer Martin, pres-
ident of the U.A.W., and Maurice Su-
gar, attorney and song writer for the
auto workers.
Ford Riot Hearingj
To Be Held Nov. 13
DETROIT, Nov. 3.-uP)-Circuit
Judge Ira W. Jayne today set Nov. 13
for arguments on a motion to dis-
miss assault charges lodged against
the Ford Motor Co. and seven em-

ployes in connection with fighting at
the Ford plant May 26.

For further information, please
call at the office, 201 Mason Hall.
UniversitydBureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational In-
Notice Art Cinema League Patrons:
The entire five programs of the
"Memorable Film Series" will be
shown to members holding cards for
afternoon showings. An encore show-
ing of the first program (Western
Films) will take place Nov. 21 at 3:15
A cademic Noticies
Aeronautical Engineering Students:
All students who plan to elect Aero. 6,
I experimental aerodynamics, or any
advanced work in the wind tunnel
laboratory during the second semes-
ter, should leave their names im-
mediately with Prof. M. J. Thompson,
Room B-47 East Engineering Bldg.
History 11, Lecture Group 1, Mid-
semester examination, 10 a.m., Thurs-
day, Nov. 4, Professor Scott's and
Professor Slosson's sections in 103 Ro-
mance Languages Bldg., Mr. Alden's,
Mr. Ewing's and Dr. Stanton's sec-
tions in Natural Science auditorium.
Carillon Recital: Wilmot F. Pratt,
University Carillonneur will give a re-
cital on the Charles Baird Carillon
in the Burton Memorial Tower,
Thursday evening, Nov. 4, from 7:30 to4
8:30 p.m.
Exhibition, Architectural Building:
In collaboration with the School of
Business Administration, a collection'
cf European posters loanedcby the'
McCandlish Lithograph Corporation
and including some of their posters
done in modern style, also a large 24-
sheet poster lithographed by them for
the Ford Motor Co. and winner of the
Kerwin H. Fulton Award for the best1
poster design of the year. Ground
floor exhibition cases and third floor
exhibition room, Architectural Bldg.
Open daily, 9 to 5 except Sunday, un-
til further notice. The public is in-
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.
5 at 4:15 p.m. The public is cordially
Lecture, Architectural Building: In
collaboration with the School of Busi-
ness Administration ,an illustrated
lecture by Mr. H. A. Speckman of the
Air Lines: Dick Jurgens, the man
who will lead the band at the Engine
Ball, had Pat O'Malley doing some
of the "front" work on the Chicago
engagement a while back. O'Malley
was introduced to America by Eg-
land's great maestro, Jack Hylton.
Hylton went back to England after
a successful time in the United States
but O'Malley stayed here to make a
little mazooma on his own hook .
An Atlanta girl saw the sights of
Hollywood for suggesting the name
"Saymore Saymore" for the phone
girl on the Cantor show-a present
from Heddie . . . Joe Sanders, who
will play for the Panhell affair, says
that he likes to play a college prom.
The average collegian is a severe
critic of dance bands but gives credit

where it is due.

McCandlish Lithograph Corporation
on "The Making of a 24-sheet Pos-
ter" will be given on Thursday after-
noon, Nov. 4, at 4:15 p.m. in the
ground floor lecture room, Architec-
tural Bldg. This is given in connec-
tion with the poster exhibit being
shown in the building. The public is
University Broadcast: Demonstra-
tion of a one act play.
The Psychological Journal Club will
meet tonight 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-
ments in that field.
Newcomers' Section of the Faculty
Women's Club will meet at a tea and
reception in the Mary B. Henderson
Room of the League today from 3 to
5 p.m.
Faculty Women's Club: The Art
Study Group will meet at the home
of Mrs. A. H. Marckwardt, 2720
Heather Way, today at 2 p.m.
Michigan Dames: The Charm
Group of the Michigan Dames meets
at 8 p.m. tonight at the Michigan
League. The room will be an-
nounced 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.
Zoology Seminar: Mr. W. Frank
Blair will report on "Ecological dis-
tribution of the mammals of the
Bird Creek Region, northeastern Ok-
lahoma," tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Room
2116 N.S. All Graduate students in
zoology and professional zoologists
at the University are considered mem-
bers of the seminar
A.L'Ch.E. ,The November meeting
will be abanquet:at the Union
this evening 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.
A.I.E.E.: Meeting tonight at Morris
Hall, 7:15 p.m. Jerry Wiesner will
speak on "Radio Broadcasting."
Graduate students in the depart-
ment of Romance Languages are re-
minded that the reception and the
first meeting of the Romance Lan-
guages Journal Club will be held in
the Grand Rapids room of the Mich-
igan League tonight at 8:30 p.m.
International Relations Club will
meet tonight at 7:15 p.m. at the
Michigan League, the topic for dis-
cussion being "War in Spain." Stu-
dents interested are invited to at-
Freshman Girls' Glee Club: Meeting
tonight at the League at 7:15 p.m.
All members please be present. Im-
Omega Upsilon will hold a meeting
today at 5 o'clock in the Rehearsal
Room of the League. All members
are requested to be present.
Transportation C 1 u b: Meeting
tonight at the Union, 8 p.m. Illustrat-
ed talk by Dean Loyell. All invited.
Independent Men's Organization:
Smoker at 7:30 p.m. today at the
Union, Room 316. Michigan-Illinois
football pictures, descriptions by Ir-
vin Lisagor. The zoning plans of the
organization will be explained at
the smoker. Cider and doughnuts.
All independent men are urged to
Discussion classes at the Hillel
Foundation: 7:30 p.m. Dr. Heller

"Dramatic Moments in Jewish His-
tory." 8:30 p.m., Dr. Hootkins, "Jew-
ish Ethics."
Physical Education for Women: In-
dividual Sports test in swimming will
be give this evening from from 8:30
to 9:30 p.m. at the Union pool.
Modern Dance Club: A meeting of
the Modern Dance Club will be held
this evening at 7:30 p.m. in Barbour
Gymnasium. All members who expect
to be in the Christmas program are
requested to be present.
All Sophomore Women: There will
be a mass meeting for Sophomore
Cabaret petitions and try-outs this
afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in the ball-
room of the League. All women are
strongly urged to attend.
Coming Events
School of Music Seniors: The mem-
bers of the senior class of the School
of Music will meet for the purpose of
electing officers Friday, Nov. 5, at 4
o'clock in the School of Music Audi-



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