T HE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, NOV. 13, 1937
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AS THE LAST of a series of progressing
programs for low-cost housing in the
United States, the government is now considering
steps to make housing a field for private business.
As a start toward this end, President Roosevelt
consulted with a group of industrial and banking
This development, if practicable, would seem
to be an excellent culminating step in housing
policy. It would continue present work on
housing, while at the same time it would diminish
fears that, as under government initiative, the
nation was piling up its heavy debts as it built.
Private initiative in low-cost housing might also
serve to give expansion to the building industry,
possibly promoting steady recovery conditions.
Private industry has never entered low-cost
housing, because it has never felt it could make
a go of it. There has been a feeling that while
the rents must be necessarily low, the costs of
land, labor, and materials for construction are all
Prominent housing men, such as Arthur Boh-
ner, PWA housing consultant in Chicago, how-
ever, have stated the belief that private indus-
try could make a go of efficient low-cost housing
if it would be content with low profits accruing
over a long-term period. A great demand for
housing plus this condition of low return, might
then act as a stimulus to more and more building
in the effort to obtain more total profits.
Furthermore, Raymond H. Foley, state director
of the Federal Housing Administration, in a re-
cent talk here, declared that private industry is
receiving a challenge from the government in the
field of housing. Housing is a field that must
be taken care of, and if private business cannot
meet the need, it cannot protest against govern-
ment engagement in the business.
Be that as it may, it seems private industry
must be gotten into the field at the present
through some sort of government aid by sub-
sidies or special protection. Right now the gov-
ernment seems ready to make the test by using
its influence to lower labor and raw material
prices as well as to deflate values of unused
lands that could be employed for housing. Mem-
bers of the President's conference have been
asked to discuss such problems with labor and
materials leaders, and labor, it is reported, may
consent to lower wages on the condition of longer
There are broad possibilities which might be
opened from these projects to get private bus-
iness into housing. Housing has been recognized
as America's greatest social need by men of all
interests. Private assumption of the problem
might not only serve to put it on a more stable
S ECRETARY MORGENTHAU, in a
speech regarded as of great import-
ance and indicative of future governmental pol-
icy, advocated Wednesday "a vigorous program
for the progressive reduction of Federal expendi-
tures" in order to balance the budget. Mr. Mor-
genthautcited relief,agricultural aid, highway
construction and public works as fields in which
expenditures could be progressively reduced.
"This administration," he said, "is going to do
everything possible to promote a continuation
of recovery and to balance the budget through
He then added, "but I wish to emphasize that
in no event will this administration allow any
one to starve, nor will it abandon its broad pur-
pose to protect the weak, to give human security
and to seek a wider distribution of our national
The same editions of newspapers reporting
the speech of the Secretary of the Treasury car-
ried the following story:
"The lights and gas were on last night for the
first time since April in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Harold W. Troeller, 275 Driggs Ave., Brook-
lyn, where late Tuesday night their thirteen-
year-old son, William, had hanged himself be-
cause he was weary of living on grapes, apples
"William, described by his brothers and sisters
as an unusually sensitive child, took his life
Tuesday by standing on a chair and tieing a rope
to a door transom. Then he kicked away the
chair. His mother and other members of the
family were in the next room, but all the lights
were out and no one knew for several hours
what had happened."
On The Leevel
FLASH! The biggest local political story of
the year broke last night in a class election
where no excitement was expected. Shirl Cros-
man, Gamma Phi Beta's swing singer, has been
nominated to run for president of the senior
Lits on the slate of the newly-created Washtenaw
* * * *
With State Street's seniors so disorganized
that even Hugh Rader couldn't win the election
for them, the Washtenaw Coalition Party con-
sidered victory at the polls Wednesday as home
and tied until Theta Chi Post took a joking
suggestion seriously and decided to let the women
try to rule the men even before they graduated
Led by Shirl, Betty Gatward, Tink John-
ston and Helen Douglas among others, so
many women have flocked to the Washtenaw
Swing Party that it ought to win by quite a
nice figure when the ballots are totalled
Knowing that class officers are nothing more
than figure-heads, The Swing Party probably
reasoned that it might as well elect a beautiful
one while they were at it.
Besides advocating Benny Goodman to play
for the Senior Ball, the Swing Party has also
included in its platform the suggestion that
Duke Ellington be hired to put some life into the
annual Senior Swing Out.
But this fact is small matter because the elec-
tion will not be one of platform against plat-
form, but the ancient battle of man against
woman, wherein women, like bald-headed men,
always manage to come out on top.
* * *
On to another topic-while the Student Direc-
tory finally came out as usual after everybody
had memorized all the phone numbers, the book
was worth fifty cents just for the laughs that its
many errors will bring.
By actual count, some 2,000 students are
listed with either their class, address, or
phone number omitted or wrong, but the
biggest laugh results from the fact that the
following fraternities were omitted entirely
in the fraternity section: Alpha Delta Phi,
Chi Psi, Phi Beta Delta, Sigma Chi, Sigma
Nu, Sigma Phi, and there is another listed as
"Aigma Alpha Mu."
* * * *
The phone number of the Theta Chi House is
listed wrong, and some old lady in the suburbs
gets very mad because people are always bringing
her to the phone and asking for some fellow
she has never heard of.
* *: * *
For the best laugh of all, look at the list of
names under the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority
A Mayoral Marvel
Springfield, Mass., has elected a new mayor
who seems to be something of a political marvel.
He is a Lowell of the Boston Lowells, the nephew
of Harvard's president-emeritus. He is the
wealthy and exceedingly successful president of
a manufacturing concern which was recently
honored by the Associated Industries of Massa-
chusetts for its business enterprise. He is a
Democrat and - hold tight - he was supported
in his campaign for Mayor by the AFL and CIO!
If he directs Springfield's government as well
as he manages his other affairs, he should go
I fecmr 1 0 Me
Heywood B roun
The President of the United States placed a
wreath of white flowers on the Tomb of the Un-
known Soldier in Arlington Cemetery, and officers
and men stood at attention. The bugles blew.
But all that is known of the national hero is
the fact that he was in the American army. The
outfit to which he belonged is not known. His
nativity and race are matters
of conjecture. Indeed, the in-
scription reads, "Here rests
in honored glory an Amer-
ican soldier known but to
There were eight coffins in
the beginning, and Sergeant
Younger walked around them
several times before he placed
a sprig of white roses on the
one he chose at random. It happened to be the
third from the left. From birth to death to final
fame this man who lies in Arlington was the
creature of chance.
We do not know what was in his heart when he
died. It is entirely possible that he was a fearful
man. He may even have gone unwillingly into
the fight. That does not matter now. The per-
sonality of one who lived and breathed has been
obliterated not only by death but by the fact
that here lies a symbol. One man has come to
represent the memory of many.
* * * *
The Distant Drum
He was drawn from a far edge of the world by
the war, and in it he lost even his identity.
Joe or Jim or Charlie he may have been, but now
he is Everyman. The Unknown Soldier stands for
us as a symbol of the blind and far-reaching furyj
of modern conflict, but his death was in vain
unless it helps us to understand that the wholeI
world must be the concern of the whole world.
No one is too great to take his place in the af-
fairs of mankind and none to humble. Indeed,
those who refuse to make a choice and set up
ivory towers will inevitably find that the affairs
of the world are thrust upon them.
War and sudden death are tragic things but it
would be even more ironic and bitter if the
Unknown Soldier were also one of the unknow-
He was, we may assume, a typical American,
and it is probable that once upon a time he used
to speak of faraway folk as "those foreigners."
He thought they were no kin of his, but he died
in one of the distant lands. His blood and the
blood of all the world mingled in a common
What Does He Mean?
The body of the Unknown Soldier has come
home, but his spirit will wander with that of
his brothers. There will be no rest for his soulI
until the great democracy of death has been
translated into the unity of life. Isolation ends
at the edge of the grave. Whatever the estate
of the dead, they are not divided by prejudice
of race or nationality. To them, at least, all,
things are common.
But that is not good enough. If there are to
be no more wars the men and women of the
world must put their hearts and minds to the
task of bringing us all into comradeship this side'
of Jordan. There is need of some living symbol
of unity. Blow, bugles; blow-not for the un-
known dead, but for the plain and palpable bro-
therhood of life.
By JAMES MUDGE
Air Lines: Bill Comstock, who impersonates
Tizzie Lish of the Al Pearce show, estimates that
it takes more effort to reproduce Tizzie's voice
than to play a football game-that's a plenty
steep statement . . . A persistent buzzing noise
bothered Producer Phil Cohan and the engineers
during last week's "Music from Hollywood" re-
hearsal. After looking high and low for the dis-
turbance they found Skinny Ennis shaving with
his electric razor. The rehearsal continued and
Sir Ennis finished with part of a beard . . .
Frances Langford is set to do a personal appear-
ance spot in New York soon. A happy change
from the radio grind.
Pinky Tomlin has written a new tune, "Lost
and Found"-Coast maestros say that it's close
to the top . . . Announcer Mel Allen, University
of Alabama alumnus, and Announcer Ralph Ed-
wards, University of California graduate, are
getting into some fine arguments over the respec-
tive merits of the ball teams of their Alma Maters
-both are CBS scripters . . . A near-by air-scribe
mentions that the Varsity Show from Michigan
State will be the first ever to be held in Mich-
igan. In the dim past of last year it seems that
this campus had NBC engineers around for a
while when the University of Michigan inaug-
urated the Varsity Show series . . . Betty Grable,
"Songtime" star, presented her husband-to-be
with a cut-out for his car on his birthday.
My, how these five-figure-a-year folk spend
money ' . .
WJR and the Columbia System will carry the
Army-Notre Dame game today at 1:45. Ted
Husing will do the describing . . . The Pitt-Ne-
TH EA TR E .DMLY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
By NORMAN T. KIELL Publication in the Bullet in is constructive notice to all members of the
/ University. Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the .President
Child's Delight until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday
Ellen Rothblatt has made a de-
lightful version of Kenneth Gra- SAT URDAY, NOV. 13, 1937 nreturning by 5:30 p.m. Allstu-
lihtulvesin f enet Ga-VOL. XLVIII No. 42 dents welcome. Mixed group.
hame's "Wind in the Willows" in her
IFraternity and Sorority Presidents~
"Mr. Toad," presented at the Lydia Fny Lutheran Student Club will hold
d are reminded that the monthly mem- it's monthly party Saturday, Nov. 13
bership lists for October are due in in Zion Parish Hall at 8 p.m. Every
The Children's Theatre. An eager the office of the Dean of Students Lutheran Student is invited to at-
audience of enraptured kiddies tend.
on or before Nov. 15.
watched each move and listened to
each line with rhapsodic intensity, I should like to get in touch with ongregational Student Fellow-
which is the best reflection on the an NYA student who can read Italian ship Hayride party tonight at 8 p.m.
general excellence of the production. for work in the Dictionary Office in to which everyone is invited. Those
Mr. Toad is the Till Eulenspiegel 206 University Hall. wishing to listen to the game this af-
of the highways. He has an un- M. P. Tilley, 2213 A.H. ternoon are welcome to use the radio
quenchable mania for automobiles, in Pilgrim Hall. For reservations call
for converting highways into speed- Social Chairmen are reminded that 21679 before Saturday noon.
ways, disregarding human life and unless party requests with all neces-
law, and he inevitably crashes his sary accompanying documents are Scavanger Hunt for Presbyterian
machine. He never has enough. His filed with the office of the Dean of students snd friends. Leaving Lane
three friends, Badger, Rat, and Mole, Students, oix in the case of sororities, Hall at 7:30 p.m. tonight,
try to make him see the evil of his in the office of the Dean of Women,
ways, that he is creating a bad repu- on the Monday before the event is to Roger Williams Guild: There will
tation among the animals in the com- take place, permission for the event be a splash party tonight at the In-
munity. But Mr. Toad, the rich, the cannot be granted. tramural Building for members of
hospitable, can not see it; he is hav- the Guild and their friends. The
ing his fun, that is all he wants. His Notice for Premedical Students: party is to meet at the pool between
escapades lead him into all sorts of The Medical Aptitude Test sponsored 7:30 and 8 p.m. Price of 15 cents in-
difficulties. He steals a beautiful car by the Association of American Medi- eludes locker and towel. Bring your
that he just cannot resist, striking cal Colleges will be given at the own suit.
down the constable in his getaway. University of Michigan Friday, Dec. 3,
He is apprehended, and in the court at 3 p.m. in Rooms 25 and 1025 An- Research Club, Wednesday, Nov.
is sentenced to twenty years. Poor gell Hall. Students may register for 17, at 8 p.m. in Room 2528 East Medi-
Mr. Toad. But he has friends and this test in Room 4, University Hall, cal Building.
they manage his escape. In the mean- between Nov. 15 and Nov. 27. A fee Prof. Preston W. Slosson: "The
while, the weasels and the ferrets in- of one dollar will be charged each People's Choice in England and
vade Toad Hall and take over the applicant at the time of registration. America." Prof. Kasimir Fajans:
house. When Mr. Toad returns, they "Some theoretical and experimental
truss him up and throw him into a Memorable Film Series: There are investigations in the field of strong
secret tunnel, but Toad's friends bur- many membership cards still avail- electrolytes."
row their way through and eject the able for the matinee showings. The The council will meet at 7:30 p.m.
invaders. They force Toad to pro- entire series will be shown to hold-
mise to mend his ways, and amid ers of matine cards. They are on German Table for Faculty Mem-
great revelry, the play ends. sale at the Union, League and Wahrs. bers: The regular luncheon meeting
Mr. Toad's" most charming The "Comedies" will be shown this will be held Monday at 12:10 p.m. in
scenes were at the Red Lion Inn and Sunday. the Founders' Room of the Michigan
in the courthouse. The blue automo- M.E. 26 and 32: There will be no Union. All faculty members in-
bile that Mr. Toad can not resist fhterested in speaking German are cor-
formal meeting this week. An in- dially invited.
was a joy to behold.. And the ener- spection trip to the General Motors
vating courtroom scene was equally Proving Ground has been arranged Attenton of all Foreign Students:
gratifying. To be regretted, however, for Tuesday, Nov. 16. Invitations have been issued by the
was that the first act dragged, sur- Meet at the Automotive Laboratory University to all foreign students to
prisingly enough. in its exposition. at 1 p.m. Return by 5:30 p.m. Tech- attend the International Dinner in
And further, the acting in it was not nical men will explain all apparatustIntUnionlDne ,v.
broad enough, which is the essence and test procedure and show us track 24e Michigan Union, Wednesday, Nov.
of children's theatre.-and test roads.
Charles Maxwell, though falling
flat at times, left little to be desired The mid term examination in Hy- Attention is called to the absolute
for his portrayal of Mr. Toad. His giene 101, will be given on Friday, necessity for all replies to beF the
three friends, Rat, Badger, and Mole, Nov. 19, in West Amphitheatre, West oce of tRoo uns versitHForei
played respectively by Karl Klausner, Medical Building, at 2 p.m. not later than Wednesday, Nov. 17.
Robert Corrigan, and Arthur Forbes,
were eminently satisfying. Ella Moun- Con et
weeemnlIaifngRbiosC n BI Freshman Round Table: All men
tamn, as the maltreated Rabbit, was and wome ofrthereshman Roncabe lame
, Morlye Faculty Concert: Maud Okkelberg, and women of the freshman class
consistently genuine, and Mry ;I, are invited to the Freshman Round
Baer as the constable and Bernard and Joseph Brinkman, pianists; Ar- Table to be held t at the Union Sun-
Benaway as clerk in the court were thur Hackett, tenor; Wassily Besekir- day morning at 9:30 .m. Prof. How
hilariously successful. sky, violinist; of the faculty of the adY.mria 9:30kalm Prof"P-
Sarah Piercein her directing, School of Music, will give a concert ard Y. McClusky wil speak on "er-
could have paced the play in quicker Sunday afternoon, Nov 14 at 4:15 discussions led by upperclassmen.
tempo. Be that as it may, banzai and p.m. in Hill Auditorium, to which the d sn d pr m
hats off to her, Miss Rothblatt, the public is invited without admission Physics Colloquium: Dr. J. R. Rich-
cast, and to be sure, the masks! charge. The doors will be closed dur- Pysswll on"Cl:dr.hJ mb.r
Thank you for a truly exhilarating ing number. Measurements n Gamma Radiation"
theatre experience p'at the Physics Colloquium Monday,
Exhibitions Nov. 15 at 4:15 p.m. in Room 1041
Exhibition, College of Architecture: E. Physics Buildg.
Competition drawings for the Ryer- Te Monday Evening Drama See-
son Scholarship offered by the Lake Tion of the Faculty Women's Club
/Painted Too Black Forest Foundation for Architecture tino te Fu W e Club
and Landscape Architecture. Partici- will meet at 7:30 p.m., at the Michi-
To the Editor: pating schools: Universities of I- gan Union, Nov. 15.
The interview published in Thurs- linois, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Michi Club Puerto Rico: There will be a
day's Daily, concerning the character gan, Armour Institute, Iowa State meeting at the League on Monday
and career of Ramsay MacDonald, College. Open daily except Sunday, evening at 7:30 p.m. All students
n 9 to 5, through Nov. 14, third floor
doe tht satemanmuc les tan!.. _, ,and their famiies are mnvited
justice. The implication throughout exhibition rom, Architectural Bl
ithtforMaonl officewa al- The public is invited.
is that frMacDonald ewas Thepud National Negro Achievement Week
ways the prime consideration, and The Ann Arbor Art Association program. Sponsored by the Omega
that to maintain himself in power presents an exhibition of modern Psi Phi fraternity. Sunday, Nov. 14
he sacrificed his social and political American and German water colors t at 3:30 p.m. at the Second Baptist
ideals. This was certainly not true from the collection of the Detroit Church, corner 5th avenue and
during the war, when MacDonald Ihstitute of Arts, in the North and Beakes street.
both surrendered the leadership of South Galleries of Alumni Memorial
the Labor Party and refused a seat Hall, Nov. 11 to 24, inclusive. Open( The Graduate Outing Club will
in the cabinet rather than give up daily, including Sundays, from 2 to 51 meet at Lane Hall on Sunday, Nov. 14,
his pacifist principles-principles, by p.m., always free to students. at 2:30 p.m. Hiking and supper. All
the way, which it required great cour- graduate students are cordially in-
age to defend publicly in the war Lectures vited.
years. It is of course true that in --.
1931 MacDonald virtually dismissed a Public Lecture: "Islamic Art in Senior Engineers: Meeting at the
labor ministry and formed a coalition Spain" illustrated lecture by Prof. Union Sunday night at 5:30 p.m. for
one, and that the party never forgave Aga-Oglu. Sponsored by the Research the nomination of senior class offic-
him for it. I do not think it is true Seminary in Islamic Art. Monday, 4 ers. A senior platform will also be
that he did so because he wished to Nov. 15, Alumni Memorial Hall, Room discussed.
retain the prime ,ministership. To D, 4:15 p.m. The lecture on "Modern
him there seemed to exist a grave Egypt" by Mr. Enoch Peterson sched-
national crisis, only to be met by the uled for this date will be announced irc ts
nation acting with a unanimity which later. First Church of Christ, Scientist,
his leadership was more likely to bring 409 S. Division St. Sunday morning
about than that of any other man. noted humanist from the University service at 10:30 a.m. Subject, "Mor-
He may have been wrong, he may Iof Chicago, will speak at the Michigan tals and Immortals." Golden Text:
have been overpersuaded by friends Galatians 4:6, 7.
outside the party, but to suppose him League Monday, Nov. 15, at 4:15 Sunday school at 11:45 a.m. after
ignorant of the fact that he was thus p.m. on the subject: "The Task of the morning service.
jeopardizing his own political future, Religion Today."
is to credit him with a simple-mind- !First Baptist Church, 10:45 a~m.
edness incredible in a politician of his Coming Events Mr. Sayles will speak on "The Joy
experience. of Jesus." Church school at 9:30
MacDonald did much to build up University Broadcast, 9-9:30. a.m., Dr. Logan, superintendent.
the Labor Party in the difficult years University Broadcast, 5:45-6:00. Senior high schoolstudents will meet
of its adolesence, as his worst enemies "Nutritionand the Teeth," C. F. at the Guild House at 6 p.m.
of today admit. If he afterwards "be- Mackinnon.
trayed" it, he wittingly wrecked his Roger Williams Guild, (Baptist
own career in the process, and did so The Angell Hall Observatory will be Students) 12 noon. University stu-
because he subordinated party to na- open to the public from 8:30 to 10 dents meet at Guild House. Discus-
tional interests, as he saw them. He p.m. on Saturday evening, Nov. 13, to sion led by Mr. Chapman.
lost the support and friendship of observe the moon, Jupiter and Sat- 6:30 p.m. all members of the Guild
most of his former adherents. Wheth- urn. Children must be accompanied are invited to be guests of the Church
er, as your interview states, he also by adults. in the church parlors. Ladies of the
"lost the respect of almost everyone" church will provide special refresh-
is much less certain. Comments of American Federation of Teachers: ments and the social hour. The eve-
newspapers and individuals (even of Dr. George E. Axtelle, Professor of ning- speaker will be Miss Primitiva
those he "betrayed") printed here Education, Northwestern University, Demandante, student in the School of
since his death, do not seem to show, will give an address on "The ProspectsI Medicine, from the Philippine Islands.
it History will not rank MacDonald of the Academic Profession" at an,
as one of the great prime ministers. open luncheon meeting of the Ann First Congregational Church, Corn-
as one ofa"the greatifprime ministers., ; -..,.