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NIGHT EDITORS :Harold Garn, Joseph Gies, Earl R.
Gilman, Horace Gilmore, S. R. Kleiman, Edward Mag-.
dol, Albert Mayio, Robert Mitchell, Robert Perlman
and Roy Sizemore.
EPORTS DEPARTMENT: Irvin' Lisagor. chairman; Betsy
Aderson, Art Badauf, Bud BenJamin, Stewart Fitch,
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The Governor
Speaks. ...
T HE CHAIRMAN of the meeting added
a touch of solemnity to his voice. The
audience stirred expectantly.
"Ladies and gentlemen, the Governor of the
State of Michigan."
The Governor walked in from the left side of
the room. He walked with a definite preciseness,
slowly, his head held high. The applause sub-
sided when he reached the speaker's table. Then
he started to speak. There was quiet-a respect-
ful, expectant quiet.
The Governor spoke softly, a sincere, honest,
softness. No blustering, no impassioned pleas,
no hysterical shouting; just soft. Father Cough-
lin would have warned and threatened; Jim
Farley would have coaxed and cajoled; Mayor
LaGuardia would have shouted and gesticulated.
But the Governor spoke softly. Eager ears hun-
grily swallowed eveiy gentle word. The audience
applauded enthusiastically.

nent English educator said recently: "I am dis-
tinctly nervous of our tendency, at any rate in
England, to take our boys and girls, as they
come from the schools and go up to the uni-
versities, and make them into inadequate, squint-
ing little experts." He added that British educa-
tors are trying to devise ways to check this in-
creasing specialization.
In phis country the professional schools, for
whose supposed benefit many colleges are de-
vising special curricula, are asking for a broader
and less specialized undergraduate preparation.
Dean William Furstenburg of the School of Med-
icine here advises pre-medical students to ob-
tain their science above the minimum require-
ments when they get into the medical school.
The Secretary of the Association of American
Medical Colleges says that "So-called 'pre-med-
ical' courses in arts colleges are not approved by
this Association and the colleges have been no-
tified of this fact. Too much science and spe-
cially-arranged courses for medical students
are not productive of the best training."
The same attitude has been expressed by the
Association of American Law -Schools which
argues for "the inclusion of as much in the way
of liberal education as possible." Engineers ask
for "more than a training to perform certain
operations"; they demand "an education that af-
fords versatility in the face of changing economic
and social conditions." They recognize that
among other things, a liberal education de-
velops a "flexibility of mind" that has a much
wider adaptibility in the world than the spe-
cialized mind that is obtained today.
Under present conditions the early curriculum
of rhetoric, dialectics, and philosophy would be
hopelessly inadequate, even as a liberal educa-
tion. But the neglect of materialistic speciali-
zation then, presents a thought worth consid-
ering in our high pressure education now.
Obituary For
The Ivory Tower...
THE IVORY TOWER of academic
isolation is crumbling. Vital social
questions of local, national and world importance
are steadily gaining their due attention in the
minds of students.
Today University of Michigan students have
an opportunity to voice their opinions on some
of these issues in the poll that the Progressive
Club is conducting.
Regardless of whether or not you agree with
some of the points in the program of the Pro-
grepsive Club, your vote will assure that campus
feeling on questions that face us now and that
will face us within a few. years is accurately
The Progressive Club's poll gives the campus
a chance to lay the ghost of the Ivory Tower.
On Kicking The Gong Around
Upon returning to the house and doffing my
outer garments, after my usual Friday afternoon
sojourn at one of our more prominent beer em-
poriums, I carefully wended my insecure way to
one of our living rooms. Here I was confusedly
confronted by the drooling visage of one of the
under-classmen, who saluted me rather enviously
with a
"Hiya, Clapper!"
"And from what source, chum, comes the
questionable epithet?," I exploded with ale-occa-
sioned pompousness. With the logic of an in-
furiated clam, he shot back the pointed reply,
"Well, you're always in the Bell !"
-Little Boy Brew.
O, Roney Morekale-a young sprout from Yale-
Spoke tri-syllabled words grandiose;
His talk supercilious made many men bilious,
But panicked sweet things in silk hose.

"Your effulgent eyes, your langorous sighs,"
To elegant ladies he'd chirp,
"Spray my emotion with amorous lotion;
Your rubicund lips taste of syrup."
This macaronic mush made ogling fems flush;
Grandiloquence to them was enthralling.
But their reaction to Roney when he broached
Was something again-and appalling.
They would smile Oh so sweetly, and dismiss him
"Your lovemaking, dear, is divine";
Then turn 'round and wed a truckman who'd
"Ya ain't nobody's baby, but mine!"
-Ye Olde Asideliner.
A friend of ours was being pursued recently by
a damsel-varying reports concerning the fair-
ness of such, but she is not a co-ed. She had
fallen for him on short notice and had been
telephoning him constantly, since the great
event, writing mash notes heavily laden with
good, old-fashioned mush. At first, the chap
thought it might be a good idea, but when he saw
that encouragement was all that was necessary to
call forth violence, he decided to call it off.
However, note followed note, and the house tel-
ephone ran constantly. Finally, our friend took
the matter up, parking his chubby carcass beside
the phone. When it rang and a female's voice
asked for the hidden Adonis he said, "He's just
gone over to your apartment, Margaret." But it
wasn't Margaret. "Oh, it isn't? Gee, I hope it

I/ Seemsio Me
H-eywood Broun
After the votes have been counted the inter-
preters will rush in, and it is quite 15ossible for
any two persons to take precisely the same figures
-and arrive at diametrically different explana-
tions. Thus in the New York Sun of yesterday
George Van Slyke declared that the re-election of
LaGuardia was "a crushing
defeat for both the city de-
mocracy and the New Deal."
But the leading editorial in
the same paper said, "There
may be some who take the
rosy view that the defeat of
the Democratic ticket is a
defeat for the Roosevelt ad-
ministration. Let them be
not deceived. The deciding
elements in yesterday's election were the same
voters who gave much of the 1,375,000 plurality
of the New Deal last year."
t* *
Labor Has Strategic Weapon
It seems to me the editorial estimate is more
accurate than that of the political reporter,
but the situation is complicated by the vote
of almost half a million run up by the American
Labor Party. However, this may not mean the
creation of an effective and a permanent Labor
party. The balance can be a highly useful weapon,
but those who wield it must be proficient in
strategy. In Detroit labor was defeated, al-
though it ran up a vote sufficient to indicate
great potential strength.
And it seems to me that present indications
are that labor probably. will not be ready to
put a third ticket of its own into the field in
the national election of 1940. It must, for a time
at least, continue to play one candidate against
the other and throw its strength to the man
and the party which are more helpful, even
though neither the candidate nor the tradition
of his party happens to be anything like ideal.
Lewis Out Of The Running
This is a step forward from the old trade
union practice of rewarding your friends and
defeating your enemies. The labor vote should
not and will not, I hope, be merely poured into
the Democratic or Republican totals. The party
can keep its identity and have its vote counted
separately. But for its present purposes it prob-
ably will find it necessary to indorse one major
party candidate or the other and not offer a
third ticket.
Those citizens who have been lying awake at
night fearing that John L. Lewis was bending
every effort to get himself elected President of the
United States in 1940 can now rolover and sleep
peacefully. I doubt very much that Mr. Lewis
ever had any such intention, but in any case the
figures from two large cities in 1937 show that
such a movement would be doomed to fall into
the futile field of just another minority party.
As things stand, labor has shown President
Roosevelt a solid vote which he can get in 1940.
But that is also a vote he can lose. If the New
Deal remains New, then the New York election
shows great industrial support for Franklin D.
Roosevelt or a successor of his type, in 1940.
This doesn't go if the New Deal slows down.
* * * *
Must Reckon With Barton
If Fiorello LaGuardia has Presidential aspira-
tions-and I can hardly see how he can escape,
them-he might readily take that same support
with him even though he ran as a Republican.
One other interesting element in the New York
City election was the success of Bruce Barton in
his race for Congress. Mr. Barton's name must
go on the list as a 1940 dark horse, and in the next
three years the Republican party must make up
its mind whether it plans to play the progressive
side of the street or the conservative. And the
labor vote may be the vital factor in swinging the
decision of either major party, or both.

On The Level
Already Michigan sorority Judies have begun
to ask their favorite men to the Pan-Hellenic
Ball, which is to be held at the League on
November 26. When he's asked, the man thinks
he is getting a break, but he'll only end up
This is the time of the year when the tables are
turned. Instead of wondering which guy to
accept, the girl has to figure on which one to
ask, and for once the men can do the refusing
and accepting.
* * * *
It must be marvelous for a man to be
able to say, "I'm awfully sorry, Gwendolyn,
but I have a date for Friday. Oh, no, I
couldn't possibly break it.. I'm not the type
who breaks dates."
And some of the decisions come hard. When
a girl has been dating two men all year, she
has to decide which one to ignore. Sometimes
these girls take the easy way out and "have to
go home for that week-end."
But the men have a problem on their hands
too, because acceptance of a Pan-Hell bid means
some future retaliation such as asking the gal
to .J-Hop. It is rather restraining to know who

Wake Up And Think
To the Editor:
In these troublesome times a col-
lege student cannot call himself in-
telligent or wide-awake unless he is
alive and active to modern social
problems. And to my mind an ideal
organizatioh for expressing one's self
on these various issues is the Pro-
gressive Club. This is an organiza-
tion whose platform is broad enough
to embrace the interests of almost
any thinking individual. The club
has a general five-point program.
Acceptance of any one of these planks
is all that is necessary to join.
The club has done good work this
year, and plans to do even more.
Aside from an active education pro-
gram, including lectures and discus-
sion groups, it has petitioned Presi-
dent Roosevelt on two occasions-
first against the NYA cuts, and second
congratulating him for his stand on
collective peace action. Numerous
other activities have been carried on
as well, through the various commit-
For its next meeting, the Progres-
sive Club has secured Joseph Lash
as speaker. In the liberal student
movement Joe Lash.stands as a lead-
ing figure. He is national executive
secretary of the American Student
Union, and is associated with the
"Student Advocate" its organ. Joint
author of "War-Our Heritage," lec-
turer, youth leader, he has cam-
paigned the length of the land for the
student movement. He has been in
Spain twice since the war began.
The first time he went there as a
member of the United States Commis-
sion. His last trip was made four
months ago in an unofficial capacity,
when he studied the system of educa-
tion under the republic. He is a keen
observer, a dynamic figure, a compe-
tent critic-one who knows whereof
he speaks. He is lecturing under the
auspices of the Progressive Club,
Monday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m., in the
Union. Knowing who the man is and
what he has done, I feel that atten-
dance is a duty-a duty to one's self
as a thinking individual.
AIR LINES: Hal Kemp's band has
served as a starting point for
some big name leaders including the
"white hope" of the trumpet, Bunny
Berigan. Nye Mayhew and Johnny
Trotter are also alumni of the Kemp
organization .. . Edward G. Robinson
not only acts in CBS's "Big Town"
drama but he takes pen in hand and
slips thru a line of script or so every
once in a while . . . Kathryn Cravens,
flying woman commentator, gets the
key to Philadelphia from Mayor Wil-
son soon . . . Claire Sherman, CBS
songstress, is strictly nautical-she
builds ocean liners in her spare time
-miniature! ... An audience of 20,-
000 heard a personal appearance of
Del Casino in New York recently-at
a political rally for Mayor LaGuardia
of the big city . . . Hollace Shaw, ti-
tian-hqired network soprany, relaxes
after her programs by taking the 25
minute ferry-boat ride to Staten
Iland. she knows all the "cats" on
the boats now .. .
A FEW YEARS BACK, a young man
with a Southern accent brought
his unknown band into the Black-
hawk in Chicago. Dame Fortune
smiled when this unknown leader
had the opportunity of. airing his
band over WGN. It was a "different"
type of band, new to the Midwest.'

Not the usual blatty, loud ballroom
style, but a soft, melodic type. In a
few months this band was the talk of
the Midwest-Hal Kemp was defi-
nitely "on his way." Co-eds went
slightly daffy when the Kemp band
took to the air lanes, musicians mar-
veled at the precision of the organiza-
tion, and big night spot managers
looked twice. Then came the pro-
posed trip to New York and for a
while those in the know shook their
heads and said the band would go
"panic" if it went to the Bright Lights.
Well, Mr. Kemp and Company pinned
New York's ears back from the be-
ginning. The next big jump was to
Film Land, and the Kemp popularity
has increased a hundredfold in the
movie colony. Now Hal has a ter-
rific commercial show- It's music
from Hollywood tonight at 8:30 via
Three Bottle Man
Every day in every way we are be-
sought-to eat, drink, and use more of
this or that commodity. Fish, beer,j
bread,. fruit and potatoes have each
had their campaign. At the end of
it all we learn from the Minister of
Health that there is nothing so pop-
ular as a doctor's prescription. The
nation runs to the chemist for its
bottle asnever before. Is this cause
and effect?
I have always wondered what would
become of the really obedient citizenI

The Curtain
All the editorial paeans of victory
and all the battered tigers of the
cartoonists put together wrote no such
poignant period to a famous chapter
of our history as did the single photo-
graph of the new Tammany Hall on
Election Night, resplendent in its
tesselated floor and modern fixtures,
draped with flags-and all but desert-
ed. What wraiths from the old Four-
teenth s t r e e t Wigwam drifted
through that elegant emptiness! It
was charged with memories of that
roaring nightina1903 when a new
boss named Charles F. Murphy sat,
"smiling and happy," in a downstairs
room amid the wreckage of an earlier
experiment in Fusion, while overhead
a certain Thomas C. T. Crain shouted
the first returns to a howling mob,
and John L. Sullivan struggled for-
ward as he did so to make a speech,
which was totally inaudible in the
Fourteenth Street was jammed by
hornblowing crowds waiting to give
the new king a "mighty demonstra-
tion" as he emerged; while another
crowd, surging up the Bowery, was
cheerfully consigning a Fusion banner
at Bleecker Street-"Keep the Graft-
ers Out!" it said; "Save Your Homes
from Indecency!"-to the flames. At
that moment, as it happened, a cur-
ious little revolution was breaking
out at Panama, and Theodore Roose-
velt was preparing to dig the long-
planned interoceanic canal. It meant
little to the uproarious Wigwam. But
it mean that history was on the,
There was that other night, tenI
years later, when Fusion swept the
city, when the cheers were few andI
soon over; but when the Hall was still
packed with a great crowd and Fu-I
sionists still dared only to ask them-I
selves whether it might not be possiblef
that one day Tammany could be "for-s
ever disorganized, broken up and de-!
stroyed." Perhaps; but not then. It{
was a clear, warmish e.vening when,{
four years later, an older but a onceI
more smiling Murphy sat behind an
improvised railing in the speakers'
bureau receiving the returns and thet
homage of his higher barons, while
the crowds again tramped the stairs7
outside or emitted, whenever the
guard opened the sanctum door to
some new leader, a deep-throated
roar of "'Ray! Murphy, Murphy,
The bands played and the mob
surged around one arriving figure,
"Sheriff Al Smith, newly elected Pres-
ident of the Board of Aldermen, the1
popular idol of the braves. His voiceI
hoarse, his hair rumpled, the Sheriffa
found himself at once the center of a7
handshaking, back-slapping crowd,"
while one, lanky but anonymous
statesman raised a mighty "three
cheers for the next Governor of New!
York!" said the boomlet ran like fire
through the throng. But history was;
still marching; even as the backs
were slapped an exhausted handful of
Canadians were standing at last in
the mired ruins of Passchendaele, to
bring that terrible offensive to its
bloody end, while Italian armies were
streaming .down the long road from
Caporetto before Austro - German
hosts, and a lot of the Tammany
yoters were already in khaki.
Murphy had but seven years to live;
the age which made him was dead
already. Other victory nights were
to come later, there was to be a "new
Tammany" and a new Tammany Hall,
but through those gaudy times of
tickertape prosperity and Sidney Sol-

omon's Casino things were not the
same. And now at last we again reach
the end of a Fusion term only to find
it the beginning of another, and to
find Tammany Hall emptied of every-
thing save the ghosts of its celebrated
past. There will be other political
machines in New York, of course-
and, alas! other wars-but different
forces and different men will make
them; and it is doubtful whether they
will even try to conserve the name,
for curtains once rung down so defi-
nitely by history seldom rise again.
--New York Herald. Tribune.

FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 1937
First Mortgage Loans: The Univer-
sity has a limited amount of funds
to loan on modern well-located Ann
Arbor residential property. Interest
at current rates. Apply Investment
Office, Room 100, South Wing,
University Hall.
Students, College of Engineering:
Saturday, Nov. 6 will be the final day
for dropping a course without record
Courses may be dropped only with
the permission of the classifier after
conference with the instructor in the
Registration for Employment: A
meeting will be held in Natural Sci-
ence Auditorium at 4:5 p.m. on Mon-
day, Nov. 8, by Dr. Purdom, director of
the Bureau, for all senior and grad-
uate students who will be seeking
positions in February, June, or August,
This applies to students who intend
to register in either the Teaching
Division or the General Division
(which is for students from all
schools). The meeting at this time
is for new registrants only, and does
not apply to people who have pre-
viously enrolled with the Bureau.
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational 'Information.
Bronson-Thomas Prize in German
Value $35)-Open to all undergrad-
uate students in German of distinctly
American training. Will be awarded
on the results of a three-hour essay
competition to be held under depart-
mental supervision about April 1,
1938 (exact date to be announced
two weeks in advance).
Contestants must satisfy the de-
partment that they have done the
necessary reading in German. The
essay may be written in English or
German. Each contestant will be free
to choose his own subject from a list
of at least 10 offered. The list will
cover five chapters in the develop-
ment of German literature from 1750
to 1900, each of which will be rep-
resented by at least two subjects. Stu-
dents who wish to compete should
register and obtain directions and a
reading list as soon as possible at the
office of the German department, 204
University Hall.
Academic Noticies
Aeronautical Engineering Students:
All students who plan to elect Aero. 6,
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.
Sociology 51: Mid-semester exam-
inations will be held during each lec-
ture period on Tuesday and Wednes-
day, Nov. 9 and 10. Students whose
seat numbers are 1-135 will go to the
regular lecture rooms; all others o to
Room B, Haven Hall.
Exhibition, Architectural Building:
In collaboration with the School of
Business Administration, a collection
of European posters loaned by the
McCandlish Lithograph Corporation
and including some of their posters
done in modern style, also a large 24-
sheet poster lithographed b them for
the Ford Motor Co. and winner of the
Kerwin H. Fulton Award for the best
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 AuditoriumonNov.
5 at 4:15 p.m. The public is cordially
Events Tody
School of Music Seniors: The mem-
hr of thozairrcoffckChn


When his speech was through, the Governor
walked out of the room. In the corridor, he
exchanged greetings with a few friends and
walked on, stopping to talk to a student. He
looked tired and worn.
There were no hand-shaking henchmen; there
were no flattering friends; there was no thick
cigar smoke. Just a polite and honest, "Hello,
He walked downstairs. . . quite alone, and got
his coat* from the check-room. Exchanging a
few pleasant words with the attendant, he
walked away. As he passed us, whom he had
never seen before, he dropped a cheery, "Hello."
Then the Governor of the State of Michigan
walked out, slowly, deliberately. He had made
his speech.
The Liberal
Edueation .
S PECIALIZATION in industry has
long been recognized as one of the
fundamental factors in the development of mass
production. Along with its successful applica-
tion in industry, specialization has invaded nu-
merous other fields of activity, not the least of
which is education.
At one time the University catalogue described
the curriculum leading to the first degree in
the arts in one sentence: "The first year shall
teach Rhetoric, second and third years Dialec-
tics, and the fourth year shall add Philosophy."
Nor was this a unique case, for at Harvard in
those days there was no work in the foreign
languages, either ancient or modern, no litera-
ture as such, no history, ne government and no
economics. Mathematics, the sciences, music
and the arts in general were entirely omitted
Such curricula could hardly be called voca-
tional. The inclusion of many schools and col-
leges, the gradual "enrichment" of the educa-
tional program and the offering of elective
courses mark the slow evolution of the American
University. Fifty years ago the elective system

ours, uite senior class of the 6chooi
of Music will meet for the purpose of
. Phi Ea S na electing officers Friday, Nov. 5, at 4
o'clock in the School of Music Audi-
At long last, the Northwestern com- torium
muter has been handed something
more for his three hundred dollar University Broadcast: 3-3:30 p.m.
tuitiion check than homework, epi- Highway Traffic Safety-Roger L.
thets, and abject pity. For today, Morrison, professor of highway en-
Phi Eta Sigipa is posting its tutorial gineering and highway transport.
schedule which is aimed directly at
furnishing the freshman commuting Independent Women Living in Pri-
man and woman with scholastic clar- vate Homes: There will be a meeting
ification and enlightenment, at 5 p.m. today at the Michigan
Over fifteen members of this na- League. Election of officers.
tional freshman honorary are con- -g. et __ s
tributing an hour or two a week of Baptist Guild Open huse, starting
their time to the student body. All at 7:30p.m. Members urged to bring
freshman subjects are covered, and.hrin.
the freshmen who take advantage of ei fiends.
these tutors will find that they are
being aided by men who have made Hillel Foundation: Services at 8:00.
superior grades in their respective Cantor: Bernard S. Rubiner. Address:
subjects just one year before. Their Wilford J. Smith "Jews in China."
contemporaneousness compensates Social hour and refreshments.

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