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Congress: In
Special Session Assembled
C ONGRESS is in session again. The
legislators have come together in
Washington, this time at the ,special behest of
the President.
The term "special session" ostensibly means
"that the legislative gentlemen were called to-.
gether to work out matters whose import to the
nation does not advise waiting until the next
regular get-together. This literal conception of
the phrase is the reason one of yesterday's news
stories impressed us. The head on the story
read "Congressional Delay Retards New Attempt
For Legislation.".
We don't believe we are expecting too much
of the legislators in thinking that in a session
of this nature there shoud be no delay, but rather
a smooth, well-worked-out program that would
insure immediate consideration and possible .
passage of important bills, bills that are of vital
interest to the whole nation.
A sub-head on the san'le news story read
"Growing Confusion Marks Proceedings As Lynch
Filibuster Continues."
Perhaps we don't fully appreciate these actions
of the Congressmen. Perhaps it is more im-
portant to the nation that Senators deliver
grandiloquent speeches on the subject of lynch-
ing rather than consider business legislation.
Perhaps the crying need of the country for im-
mediate farm and crop bills should be subserv-
lent to lengthy and somewhat obscure discus-
sions of mob violence. We doubt very much,
however, that the President's request for Con-
gress to assemble in special session contained any
suggestion that the members might innovate
the proceedings with lengthy talks on the noose.
Morton L. Linder.
Book Fair. ..

Rockefeller Center has served to im-
press upon us once more the role of the printed
word in contemporary society. To the thousands
of visitors who streamed through the spacious
hallways and exhibit rooms of Gotham's Colossus,
the drama, color, heartbreak and pageantry that
has been so inseparably characteristic of both
human existence through the centuries and the
history of printed thought and emotion, must
have taken on added vividness and impressive-
Here were the histories of the world being re-
written-not in terms of bloody campaigns and
victorious armies, political coups and diplomatic
conniving, but in terms of men and women, hu-
man thought and human existence. And to the
critics who complain that our literature is un-
duly concerned with ourselves, our own back-
yards, and our own immediate problems, here
,olena ra fha 44n a n n T.Tna Sa a nd Plinfa

The Basque Clergy
EDITOR'S NOTE: In view of the often-
heard charge that contributing funds to
help the Spanish Loyalists is in reality aid-
ing and abetting a war waged by radical
atheists against established religion, par-.
ticularly the Catholic Church, and all it
stands for, we submit below a letter sent by
the Basque clergy to the Pope. This epistle,
signed by the Vicar General and 22 other
members of the Basque hierarchy, 10 of them
eye-witnesses to the scenes described; was
published by Ediciones Espanolos, Madrid-
Valencia, 1937.
"Most beatific Father:
"The Basque clergy of the Diocese of Victoria,
submitted to the Euskadi Government, prostrated
before your Sanctity, and represented by the
undersigned priests, some of whom were actual
eye-witnesses and all of whom were fully and
absolutely certain of the evident facts which are
herein related, declare to Your Holiness, with the
most humble obeisance: That, since the Basque
Government exercises its authority (Oct. 7, 1936)
in this region of the Diocese of Victoria, the
clergy have, not only been respected in their
rights and priestly actions, in the exercise of their
cult and in their personal life and interests, but
have, at the same time received protection from
the Government in every sense, as is appreciated
by the organization of the Counciliar Seminary,
by the exemption from Military Service in the
War fronts, for priests by the guarantees and
defense offered for the practice of the cult and
ecclesiastical life under every aspect, although it
is true that before the advent of this govern-
ment, several attempts were made against our
priests and places of worship and that some were
made after October 7, frustrating the vigilance
of the authorities.
Durango Bombed
"That, on March 31st last, the important town
of Durango was bombed, destroying the greater
part of the town and demolishing the magnificent
Parish Church of St. Mary's as well as the mod-
ern church of the Jesuits; causing the death of
two priests, Who were in the act of exercising
their Ministry, and of a number of the faithful,
who were attending Mass, ruining the Convent
of the Augustine nuns and killing thirteen of
them, besides causing innumerable other casual-
ties. That, on April 26, the aviators, in the serv-
ice of Franco's Government, did, likewise bomb
and horribly machine-gun the venerated town
of Guernica, setting St. John's Church on fire,
partly destroying St. Mary's, reducing nearly all
the buildings in the town to ruins, machine-
gunning the inhabitants without compassion,
while they were trying to escape in their terror
from the fires and demolishment of their homes
and surroundings, and causing hundreds of
deaths. The planes, flying with impunity almost
on a: level with the ground, could see the havoc
they were occasioning and the victims they were
persecuting perfectly well, and all was done with
the full conscience of what they were doing.
"The same conduct, causing similar effects, was
observed in other villages, such as Arbacegui and
Guerriccaiz, besides continuing the same work of
destruction by bombardment on other inhabited
places and farms.
Vow Truth Of Statements
"These facts which we hereby consign, bear-
ing conscient, firm and just testimony of the
truth of every one of them before Your Holiness
are the same as those which the Basque Gov-
ernment has published in its official reports, and
which the authors of such crimes tried to deny,
attributing the ruin and fires to the soldiers of
the Basque Government and in view of this de-
famation of our people, we, the Basque clergy,
consider ourselves under the obligation of bring-
ing before Your Sanctity the voice of truth, which
we affirm and unto which we bear testimony to
Your Holiness, our common Father, to whom we
need tell our griefs and troubles in these days of
cruel war.
"In the name of all the Basque clergy, of this
people, faithful to their religious tradition, even
through these, the hardest moments of an ex-
ceedingly cruel war, the undersigned priests,
acceding to a just and respectful petition made

by the President of the Euskadi Government,
desirous of bringing before Your Holiness t>ie
voice of truth, make this declaration, confirm-
ing it freely, calmly and willingly, considering it
just and reasonable and offering to Your Holiness
the testimony of our most humble veneration
and the most profound respect and obeisance
with which we prostrate ourselves before Your
-Mr. Disraeli.
EDITOR'S NOTE: We knew you'd get you
after a while. --T.T.
Dr. Harvie Branscombe, Duke University, says
that college libraries are still in the "horsehair
and whatnot" stage. We don't know what he
means, but if you're looking for an excuse to
avoid study sessions at the Library, those words
sound powerful enough to be it.
-Ohio State Lantern.
Archaeologists in Vermont have dug up ground
crates indicating the presence of human beings
in the state 2,000 years ago. If they prove to be

I/feemns io e
H-eywood Broun
The most exciting play in New York and the
only one which deals seriously with current po-
litical issues is "Julius Caesar." This seems to be
Shakespeare's answer to Mussolini and the Fas-
cist International. The present success gives
Shakespeare a batting average of .500 for the
season, because he failed lamentably with "An-
thony and Cleopatra." Some critics blamed that
mishap upon the cast, but I think they were
most unjust. It really isn't
a good play, and at the best
it is a trivial one.
"Antony and Cleopatra,"
as may remember, is a love
story. Love is all right in its
way, but it has small dra-
matic possibilities. I refer, of
course, to the he-loves-her
theme. That may be good
enough for farces or light
comedies, but it has little place in the field of
serious dramatic presentation. Great literature
must deal with something more than the clash
of isolated individuals.
Love Secondary With Shakespeare
I am well aware of the fact that Shakespeare
did pretty well once with a love theme in
"Romeo and Juliet," but I have always felt that
the boy and girl were largely stooges set up as
background for the more fundamental tragedy of
Mercutio. When Shakespeare really went to
town, as he did in "Hamlet" and "Macbeth," love
flew out the window.
I wish to take nothing away from Orson Welles,
the producer of "Julius Caesar" at the Mercury,
when I say that he had the advantage of dealing
with an excellent script. The lighting, the cast-
ing and the pace of the production are magnifi-
cent. But the play does not become timely in all
its implications merely because Caesar wears a
Sam Browne belt and looks like Mussolini. The1
play has been shortened, but no liberties are
taken with the text. Mr. Welles has been per-4
ceptive enough to call attention to the fact that
Shakespeare was no Ivory Tower artist but a
great propagandist. Whether he constituted a
cell in the court of Queen Elizabeth and was bor-
ing from within I could not say, but in "Julius
Caesar" he got ahead of Shaw in providing "A
Revolutionists' Handbook."
Concealed His Objectives
To be sure, Shakespeare was shrewd enough
not to let the audience catch him as he slipped
all the eggs of emotion into one basket. He
gave the other side good speeches, too. Indeed,
he may have overdone the Elizabethan spirit of
fair play, for I note that there is some difference
of opinion among the critics as to whether the
intent of "Julius Caesar" is red or white.
Of course, I think the reviewers who find in itI
a defense of the march on Rome are plainly daft.I
Even in high school I thought that Brutus ac-
tually was an honorable man and Marc Antony a
stuffed shirt. But I did not realize then just how
savagely Shakespeare was attacking the well-
meaning liberal who muckers up his own cause.
Rome falls back into tyranny after Caesar's as-
sassination, because Brutus must blow himself
to a pretty gesture in favor of free speech at all
Where Brutus Erred
After sparing Anthony's life lest he be accused
of instituting a purge Brutus crowns that folly
by permitting Antony to make his snide and dem-
agogic funeral address. The result is a black
shirt massacre vividly illustrated in the death of
the poet Cinna. Brutus is the sort of man you
want to have with you, and yet there is always
the danger that he will be even more punishing
on your side than in opposition. I have a notion
that Shakespeare was thinking of Norman Tho-
mas, but if so the portrait is so severe that both

Brutus and Mr. Thomas might justly form a
united front and jointly protest.
On ThleLevel
To classify those who drink beer in the various
town taverns on Friday night is nearly impos-
sible. You are apt to find any type under the
sun under the table.
Some drink to forget, some to remember,
some sip just to be seen, some sip and become
obscene, and some beer because they've seen
all the shows in town and don't know what
to do with a date who won't dance or do
anything else.[
S* *
However, the shows everywhere certainly have
progressed within the last few years. First they
were just silent, then the movies began to talk,
later they took on color, and now a lot of Holly-
wood's products smell.
But there are always those who can find an
excuse to drink beer at any time. Either they've
just had a test, or they have one next week, or
they want to bolster their nerves in case some
professor might pull a surprise quiz sometime.
As most girl know. 1usually men hbecome

Thank You

To the Editor: (_unto_3:3o;_:m a.m. on Saturday.
As a regular Daily reader, may I
take occasion to compliment the staff; FRIDAY, NOV. 19, 1937 Exception may be made. in extra-
on the work of the Daily this year. VOL. XLVI. No. 47 ordinary circumstances, such as se-
During the past few years the Daily ; The Automobile Regulation will be vere or long continued illness.
has developed from "just another lifted for the Thanksgiving holidayRd
college paper" to a significant organ beginning at 12 noon on Wednesday,!Registration: Students are reminded
of student opinion. I have found the Nov. 24, until 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. that all registration blanks taken out
news department so adequate in cov- 26. All cars brought into Ann Arbor last week are to be returned not later

l u11r,11amlauanurore n ewsas
well as local happenings that I have
come to rely on it for an unbiased
presentation of current affairs. Your
editorials have shown an indepen-
dence and social-mindedness which
make the Daily outstanding among
college publications. I do not al-
ways agree with the opinions ex-
pressed by a particular editorial writ-
er, but I respect the sta-ff for takjig'
a definite stand on matters of public
Sincerely yours,
Edgar G. Johnston.
f urrh For Pete!
To the Editor:
Pete is back. He has been returned
to us unharmed.
We wish to take this opportunity
to humbly apologize to the girls ofy
the Coop House for the unduly strong
attitude we took in this matter; we
can see now that we misjudged them
entirely. Our attitude was based
upon a complete misconception of
the situation. We misconstrued
their motives and intentions, and
wereathroughout far more alarmed
and aroused than the case warrant-
f ed. If, by our statements, made in
the heat of what we thought to be
righteous indignation, we offendedI
any of these girls, we are truly very
We wish, too, to thank those who
acted upon our appeal, which, while 1
t may have been mistaken was none
telss sincere. We understand1
that by them considerable pressure
was brought to bear. Whether or
not this had anything to do with
the Skeleton's return rests a matter
for conjecture, but with the better
understanding of the whole case that
is now ours we are convinced that
the girls meant to return Pete any-,(
Whatever the factors of causation,v
Pete is back, and we are well content.
We sincerely hope that this contro-
versy has raised no ill-feeling.
Hal, Ted, Chuck, and Dave.
Loyal Knights of the Order
of Os.-
Air Lines: Will Coffman, manag- s
ing director of the East-West All- e
Star game, announces that the Mu- C
taal System will carry the New Years' s
tussle with exclusive rights. . . Fred c
Allen and Portland Hoffa began their
fifth season on "Town Hall Tonight" a
when they returned to the air waves p
this week . . . Jimmy Dorsey has g
NBC air now from the Windy City w
and the Congress. Mr. J. began his t
jazz career with the bands of Red d
Nichols, Jean Goldkette, and Vin- e
cent Lopez. In 1934 he and brother a
Tommy got together a fine group of r
cats and the rest is well-known-two li
bosses were too much. Jimmy's great v
pal, Bing Crosby, gave him an ele- p
gant chance to amount to some-
thing big by putting the Dorsey band o
on the Kraft Music Hall show . . p
Tito Guizar flew to Hollywood from t
Argentina to make his appearance in P
"The BY Brnr d t .f 1938" Atr .

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fore 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26. not returned on time, the late regis-
Office of the Dean of Students., tration fee is required.
University Bureau of Appoint-
To N.Y.A. Students: You are re- ments and Occupational Infon-
quested to cooperate with the census mation.
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be dropped in the mail boxes before Building.
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Coupon procurable at the Treasurer's
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hese students who will have financial
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information sheets in Room 9 The first meeting of Section B will
University Hall before Nov. 25. be held in Room 319 West Medical
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semester must be approved during at the Treasurer's Office.
the period from Nov. 22 to Jan. 28 in
Room 9, University Hall. To prevent
congestion in the office of the cou- Concerts
selors. individual post cards will be Choral Union Concerts: Richard
mailed daily to a small group of stu-C sor, UiC s
dents. Each card will be dated seven C hor, Ungive a concertin
days after the day of mailing. To be n Chora830Union Series. Friday
admitted to a conference with a ighaclock, in Hill Audi
counselor, a student must present his r .
card not later than the date it bears.
If he comes after this date an inter- Exhibitions
view will be granted only if there are The Ann Arbor Art Association
no others waiting at the office.
In order to makk an intelligent se- presents an exhibition of modern
lection of courses each sophomore American and German water colors
should give careful attention to his from the collection of the Detroit
next semester's elections before meet- Institute of Arts, in the North and
ng with his counselor. South Galleries of Alumni Memorial
J. H. Hodges Hall, Nov. 11 to 24, inclusive. Open
E. A. Walter daily, including Sundays, from 2 to 5
A. Van Duren p.m., always free to students.
Students, College -of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: Courses Lectures
dropped after Wednesday, Nov. 24, French Lecture: Professor George
will be recorded with the grade E. Lafourcade of the University of Gre-
noble will give the first lecture on
the Cercle Francais program tomor-
row at 4:15 p.m., Room 103 Romance
Language Building, on "Quelques
By THOMAS CURTIS Maitres du Roman-Fleuve: Martin du
TWENTIETH CENTURY COMPOS- Gard, Lacretelle, Duhamel, Ro-
ERS, by David Ewen. Thomas Y. mains."
Crowell, 1937, $3.00. Tickets for the series of lectures
may be procured from the Secretary
The great fault we found in the re- of the Department of Romance Lan-
ent concert by Artur Rodzinski and guages (112 RL) or at the door at
he Cleveland Symphony Orchestra the time of the lecture.
was with the program maker. If
nusic is to be regarded as a living art, Illustrated Lecture: W. M. Potter,
e must not allow ourselves to be Illuminating Engineer, General Elec-
5atisfied with the music of two gen- tric Co., will speak on "Illumination
:rations ago; and the newest work of the Garden" Friday at 11a.m in
n the program was 61 years oldG Room 231 Angell Hall. Illustrated.
one of the three composers repre- mPublic invited.
ented having survived into the 20th Pu__mtd
This neglect of modern musical Events Today
chievement was the more disap- University Broadcast: 3-3:30 p.rh.
sointing because Dr. Rodzinski's "Is Big Business Too Big?" Shorey
;enius at their interpretation is so Peterson, Associate Professor of Ec-
idely known, and because, during onomics.
he preceding week, we had been _nmics.
leeply absorbed in an important book Slide Rule Session: Instruction in
valuating present-day composers the use of the slide rule will be given
nd many works which seem to be of by Prof. A. D. Moore today, 4 to 5
eal worth. The book, recently pub- p.m., in Room 348 West Engineering.
shed by Thomas Y. Crowell, is Da- Only the main (ordinary) scales will
id Ewen's Twentieth Century Com- be considered. Open to anyone in-
osers. E terested. All should bring slide rules.
Mr. Ewen, well known as a liaison ____
fficer between those who write and A.S.C.E. Initiation banquet and
erform music and those who read joint meeting with the Detroit Sec-
he English language, writ9s in the I tion of the A.S.C.E. will be held Fri-
opular style characteristic of Cor- day NoA, 19 at 6:15 p.m. at the
net, Esquire, and other such fash- tTnion.
unable magazines, which had pre-
iously featured some of these essays; There will be a meeting of the En-
te seems likewise to be approved by tertainment Committee of Sopho-
;he more specialized journals, for more Cabaret at 3 :00pm.ith
thers of the articles have appeared pReaaro t he Lem. in the
n Musical Quarterly and in the Lon-Fridash

Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the
University. Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the President


"ice g oa 9 rsncas o . y " vw
Barthell, former CBS songstress, is
a Mrs. now and picked a quiet China
to live in.
Band Bits: Jerry Jerome, former
tenor man with some local bands,
took a big jump from here and joined
the ranks of Harry Reser's Eskimos.


!don publications, Chesterian, and

Now he is with the band of Glenn iMonthly Musical Record. Moreover, , Stalker Hall: Class in "Through the
Miller in N'Orleans . . . Rudolph he is personally acquainted with most Old Testament" with Dr. Brashares
Friml, Jr. is in a New York spot now of the men of whom he writes; his as leader, at 7:30 p.m. Party fol-
and paid a fine tribute to the Senior credentials appear to be thoroughly lowing the class. All Methodist stu-
recently . . . Name bands throughout in order. ' dents and their friends are cordially
the country have an eye on BIG Col- SEVENTEEN COMPOSERS I invited to both the class and the
lege proms and the J-Hop is no ex- ARE INCLUDED party.
ception. Of course, it is not always A brief chapter is devoted to each
possible for a band leader or booker of the 17 composers chosen-not the Roger Williams Guild: There will
to decide their band ought to do the 17 greatest of our time, Mr. Ewenj be an open-house at the Guild to-
turn dte goou nand c hastens to assure us, but the 17 night as usual. Come and bring your
nob-but future bookings can be ar- whose work represents most ac- friends.
ranged so that the band is in the Hop curately a cross-section of modern
territory near the time of the affair' music." These composers are Stra- CoE
MCA tries to sell the bands that they vinsky, Strauss, Elgar, Sibelius, Ra-E
can make the most money an and vel, Profofieff, de Falla, Loeffler, Bar- Freshman Round Table: All mem-
some campi chose a band or bands tok, Bloch, Delius, Hindemith, Schon- bers of the Class of '41 are invited
from a very small offered-selection. berg, Malipiero, Roy Harris, Vaughan to hear Professor Maurer speak on
Tommy Dorsey and Will Osborne Williams, and Gershwin; although "Success: for What" at the Fresh-
would make a likely pair of units on we regret the omission of Rachman- man Round Table at the Michigan
any bandstand. Anyway, bands of inoff, Deems Taylor, Leo Sowerby, Union Sunday morning at 9:30. Fol-
the Kassel and Weeks caliber aren't and others who are certainly worthy lowing the talk, there will be discus-
worth over $400 (sum total for both) of inclusion, we are forced to recog- I sion groups led by upperclassmen.
. ..The Hudson-DeLange orch gets nize that the choice is probably as
a star in the billing for the Para- comprehensive as possible within the A gallery talk on the exhibition of
mount pic "Big Apple" ... Ozzie Nel- i limits of three hundred pages, and American and German water colors,
son is in New York for the year and we can hope that a succeeding vol- in the North and South galleries of
will stick strictly to commercial ra- ume will continue this useful work. Alumni Memorial Hall will be given
dio work . . . Another name band Mr. Ewen begins each essay with a on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. by
gets in the cinema-Herbie Kay, the "human-interests" account of the Sylvester Jerry, State Director of the
man who won Dorothy Lamour of composer's life, the influences which Federal Art Project.
the movies, leads his crew in a new have shaped it. and his personality as -
Paramount production . . . Little Jack revealed in his works, his hobbies, his The Graduate Outing Club will
Little brings his band to the Michi- philosophy, and his contacts with meet at Lane Hall on Sunday at
gan in Detroit soon. Originally the other people. Wisely-chosen anec- 2:30 p.m. for a trip to the Saline

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