. IJ MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 1937
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 1937
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The editorials published in The Michigan
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THE WITHDRAWAL of Italy from
the League of Nations occasioned
little surprise among diplomatic circles. For
some time Italy has been no more than a dead
weight about the neck of the League, and for the
past two years has\ steadfastly opposed every
action 'attempted by the democratic powers at
Geneva. The conquest of Ethiopia and the re-
fusal of the democracies to recognize the Italian
regime in that country formed the crux of the
diplomatic war which has been carried on by
the Italian Foreign Office and press against the
League, the high point having been reached when
Hile Selassie was unable to speak in the denewa
assembly because of the booing of Italian news-
papermen. The formal declaration of withdrawal
voiced in Mussolini's speech Saturday has long
The question of the consequences of the action
divides itself into two parts. The effect on the
League will probably be stimulating, since all
hope of saving the Franco-Italian rapproche-
ment is now gone with the severing of this last
wire from Paris to Rome. The League is now the
organ of the democracies, and even handicapped
by the absence of the United States, should be-
come an important rallying ground for the forces
of peace and order.
As for the consequences of withdrawal on Italy's
own policy and that of her fascist sistr nations,
Germany and Japan, it is probable that their op-
position to the League will henceforth take an
even more decisive and united character. The
effect of this will be to drive the League powers
closer together in turn, thus drawing the lines
more clearly than ever between the two camps.
Lest this outlook appear too wholly pessimistic,
it might be pointed out that the strength of col-
lective security as a means of maintaining world
peace has been in no way diminished, and has,
in fact, received considerable impetus. The na-
tions seeking peace have been placed in a position
which makes it mandatory for them to stand
firmly together in defense of the status quo; and
united they' form a bloc of sufficient military
power to provide a strong deterrent to aggressors.
The Student . .
THEART EXHIBIT now being dis-
played in Alumni Memorial Hall
under the sponsorship of the Ann Arbor Art Asso-
ciation is meeting with the usual spirit of apathy
on the part of the student body.
Now, it may be that this collection is not
exactly the top in artistic achievement, but we
cite this example merely to bring out the general
disinterest of the student body for what we have
been led to believe are "the finer things in life."
In this category come art, music, drama and
poetry. And, if college students, supposedly the
intelligentsia of the country, are not cultivating,
or even attempting to cultivate, taste for these
finer things, how can there be any hope for the
future elevation of the much deplored American
Which brings us to another point.. On every
hand, one hears of the stagnancy of art in this
country-that America has produced no great
artists, no truly great works of literature, and no
musical masterpieces. And then the more pa-
triotic of us come to the fore with the defense
America writers have been well ahead of con-
temporary stylists. So, therefore, the fault can-
not be laid to tempo, practicality, or youth. It
is merely that we Americans do not have the
artistic sense to appreciate art when we see it.
And, still worse, we are not making any visible
effort to gain such an artistic sense.
To get back to the apathy of the average
college student toward these cultural things: we
do not wish to be priggish about the matter.
Nor do we say that every college man should
rush around in a mad effort to get "cultured."
But we do maintain that, if the American stand-
ards of art appreciation are to be raised, it
should be the college student who should head the
procession and not remain in the background.
It is up to the college man and woman to
cultivate a sense of artistic values here on campus
and then develop it after they leave.
Morton L. Linder.
It is almost impossible to make satire out of this
football situation. On this front it is disgusting
enough when Detroit sports writers are reaching
out and washing the University's dirty linen for
them. When the Detroit Times attacks Fielding
H. Yost on the ousting of Harry Kipke, we na-
turally suspect personal friendship for the de-
posed to be the major influence. When the Free
Press lashes out at the Old Man for being old,
we suspect their continual penchant for incon-
sistent putty-brained argument. Didn't the Free
Press oppose the court reform attempt on the
basis that it doesn't necessarily follow that be-
cause a man is old, he is senile? But that is the
Detroit attitude. The Detroit alumni have un-
fortunately caught it up. And over in Chicago
the alumni have taken a somewhat similar
stand, but there they are making an issue of a
Last Friday morning the Chicago papers bore
the disgraceful tale to the public. There were
stories of disloyalty, of intrigue, lese majeste
-everything perhaps but murder and grand lar-
ceny. Now there is from all appearances a
movement in Chicago for the reinstatement of
Kipke. And if that is not done, then wipe out
Yost and the Board in Control of Athletics. Play
is made, that Kipke is one of Michigan's heroes,
that he should never have been given the sudden
bump out that he did get. And through all the
stories runs charge after charge that Kipke never
had a free hand in dealing with his team. But
the main indictment of the Board and Yost seem
to be based on reports of petty differences between
Cappon and Kipke. We won't repeat the accusa-
tions because we do not consider this matter im-
portant enough or relevant enough for the situa-
tion. Some of this tripe is no doubt true, but be
that as it may--so what?
The case is actually this, that Michigan was
Slosing games. Winning games is a coach's job.
If he has the material and he is an able coach he
can win a reasonable number of games. Mich-
igan has had fine material for the past two sea-
sons. The men have been as fast, as big and as
strong as the other teams in the Conference. In
addition, if we believe all the hullabaloo about the
stringent entrance requirements and the tough
curricula, they must be smarter. Yet, Michigan
has continued to lose games. On the bare facts,
something has had to happen and it finally did.
And the Board has made it known that the new
coach will have full latitude in the selection of his
assistants. That would seem to answer the charges
that Yost and Cappon will seek to steamroller the
Yet in Chicago there is hue and cry. The Old
Man must be retired because he had one of
Michigan's heroes fired at the behest of a minor
coach. We refuse to believe it and we don't think
that the Chicago Alumni would either were they
to come to Ann Arbor. They would in five min-
utes discover that the Old Man desires but one
' thing-to see Michigan football teams win foot-
ball games. If that means the firing of a Mich-
igan hero, then that is what must be done. If
that is the best course for the University, then
there is no other. Whatever else might have
come out with the dismissal of Kipke has grown
from the machinations of petty intriguers and
gossips who abound everywhere. We ask the Chi-
cago alumni to consider that if a report can
become distorted on its way from the Field
House to the Daily, what must happen to it going
two hundred and two thousand miles.
A charge has been that Kipke deserved better
treatment than he got. We agree. We feel
that his dismissal was too abrupt. But Kipke
was offered a chance to resign. The Board
blundered here, for they asked his resignation
too late. Somewhere in the setup there was a
leak and a newspaper in Grand Rapids got
the break before even Kipke did. The report is
he was asked to resign after his dismissal had
already been announced in this paper. Naturally1
he refused to resign. The Board was necessarily
at fault in this. But there is no one in Ann Arbor
who feels this more than Yost himself. Yost de-
veloped Kipke, saw him through his collegiate
career and was the man who selected him to
coach. Kipke was not only a Michigan hero
but he has always been one of "his boys." As ser-
iously as the Old Man takes his Michigan foot-
ball, just as seriously he considers the men who
played for him and the men who played, for
Kipke. It is just that he sees the university
before he sees the man.
This isn't a brief against Harry Kipke. We
believe that he is unfortunate. The, years are
each different, and where he might have fitted
in four years ago as a coach here, reverses
change the man and the situation. Perhaps in
another position he will again turn out great
teams. We sincerely hope so. But at present
On The Level
This column once more sticks its neck out with
the prediction of the names of the bands who
will furnish music for the J-Hop and Interfra-
ternity Ball. First, let it be said that rumors
stating that Joe Gentile and his "Dawn Patrol"
recordings will be hired for the J-Hop are defi-
Eight productions for the Chicago TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 1937
Yuletide drama season may seem a VOL. XLVIII. No. 67
dramatic drought to the Broadway
play-goer, but to the Chicagoan who The second adjourned meeting of
is accustomed to darkened canopies this faculty for consideration of
and untrod footboards this is a real changes in programs of Civil and
plethora. Whatever the relative pro- Aeronautical Engineering will be held
!portions of the two seasons may be. nTedy e,1,a :5pmi
Instead, it is quite ,definitely established
that Hal Kemp and Duke Ellington will
two orchestras in February.
By NORMAN T. KIELL
Show Shop In Chicago
And the biggest surprise of the year should
be the Interfraternity Ball which might be held
at three bucks per couple on January 14. The date
of the dance at least is final, and within the
next few days the bands should be announced
as (don't faint) Jimmie Lunceford and/or Hud-
* * $:e
Yesterday headlines all over the U.S. screamed
out the fact that the U.S. gunboat Panay had
been sunk by the Japs near Nanking. It might be
said that Japan was "Panay-wise and pound
foolish" about the whole thing..
At about the same time, a British seaman was
killed at Wuhu. It is unfortunate that most
people will only be reminded of Hugh Herbert by
Headline in a New York paper:
DENTAL DEAN PASSES
Being a dean, he certainly shouldn't flunk.
Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of'The
Daily. Anonymous contributions will be disregarded.
The names of communicants will, however, be regarded
as confidential upon request. Contributors are asked
to be brief, the editors reserving the right to condense
all letters of more than 300 words and to accept or
reject letters upon the criteria of general editorial
Imnportance and interest to the cmplus.
The System's Not The Thing
To the Editor:
In this morning's paper appeared a letter
giving a dissertation on Michigan's "Antiquated
Yost System." My letter is a reply that anyone
who has any ideas on football could not help but
First let us make one thing clear, that is that
we are discussing systems and not men. If I
had my way Yost would go along with Kipke,
but that is not the point. His point is whether
any other system is better than te one we use.
"Col. Quackenbush" claims that our system is
antiquated and he prefers the Notre Dame system.
He is overlooking one thing, fundamentals. It is
this and primarily this that makes asystem
When things go wrong we jump on the sys-
tem and call it old. In 1933 and '34 we were
national champions. Every system now used in
football was in full use at that time and yet we
won. I could point to other systems and show
that they also have had their ups and downs.
Colgate using the Warner system was tops about
'32, but today it is at the bottom with us. it is
stupid to criticize a system when it isn't at fault.
Today each team sends out its scouts who come
back with a full line of information on the'
opponents. All week, the team studies these plays
and learns ways of stopping them. Sometimes they
succeed, and sometimes they fail. Rockne never
worried about scouts learning his plays because he.
knew his men were well drilled in fundamentals.
This is why his teams were so outstanding;
this is why other teams beat Michigan. If you
have eleven men who can block and tackle you
can run off touchdowns on straight line plunges.
If the 'opponents can out-block and out-tackle
our team then they're bound to win. One man
galloping f on a 60-yard run doesn't make a
team, although he gives the spectators a thrill.
Our line this year was stubborn until we played
the Gophers and then we met a bunch who could
out-block and tackle us everywhere on the field.
You can't blame the system because the coacht
has spent so little time practising these funda-1
mentals with the team. It is wiser to blame the
personnel. The Michigan system isn't bad; there
is nothing wrong in kicking on third down except
to the spectators. It is smart ball playing to
allow the opponent to carry the burden of the of-
fense while you kick them back to their goal linet
and then crash over with all the reserved power.
Illinois came here last year with a supposedly
inferior team and did this very stunt-and
Football is not like professional wrestling where
they put on a show. It is a game that is "played
for keeps." The players are not supposed to be
gallant knights as Ivanhoe who majestically
march down the field to victory and put on the
most interesting of pageants. They are not sup-
posed to stop and bow to their audience, and it
makes little difference if they look the part, as
long as they play the part.
I am sure that if Michigan comes through in
the following years and reaches its heights-
which I predict it will in 1939-that all thoughts
of an antiquated system will disappear.
Kipke Fan Protests
To the Editor:
I never thought I'd find myself one of those
alumni writing to the Daily about college affairs.
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of th e
University. Copy received at the office of the As ltant to the President
until 3:30; ii100 a.m. on Saturday.
the last-minute rush for desirable Room 348, West Engineering
seats during the holiday season is as T
,vexing a problem in Chicago as inS To Members of theoU
New York. Ordering tickets by mailo Staff: Those who have not
as early as possible obviates the un- out and returned the cor
certainties and disappointments of personnel blanks are urged
the last-minute ticket-buyer. Since before the holiday vacatic
Chicago has no established clearing contemplated study cannot1
agency for tickets, mail-orders ac- ed until the blanks are all
companied by a check or money-order and it is therefore hoped th
'and a self-addressed stamped en- blanks not, yet in our hand,
velope should be sent directly to the sent in at once. A. G.I
box-offices of the theatres you wish
to attend. Below will be found a The Automobile Regulatio
,summary of the plays from which you lifted for the Christmas
can choose in Chicago. period from 12 noon on Frid
The Theatre Guild's pre-Broadway '17, 1937 until 8 a.m. on Mon
presentation of S. N. Behrman's new 3. 1938.
comedy, Wine Of Choice promises to Office of the Dean of Stu
be the most exciting event of theI
season. Miriam Hopkins of Broad- First Mortgage Loans: The
way and Hollywood fame shares hon- sity has a limited amountc
ors with Leslie Banks, English actor, to loan on modern well-loca
in this dramatic analysis of the effects Arbor residential property.
of the current social and political at current rates. Apply Inv
changes on the attitudes of a group Office, Room 100, South Wir
of men towards the contemporary versity Hall,
world and their love of an attractive -
young woman. Wine of Choice plays The Senate Committee on
at the Erlanger Theatre through De- sity Affairs will hold its
cember 26. Matinees are Wednesday meeting on Tuesday afterno
and Saturday. Seats are from $1.10 14, at 4:30.
to $2.75. Members of the University
Helen Hayes in Victoria Regina will subjects which they would
take over the stage at the Erlanger have the Committee consi
on Monday evening, December 27, for asked to transmit them to
an engagement of nine weeks. So dersigned.
many notices have been given Miss C. W. Edmunds, Chai
Hayes' superb characterization of
Queen Victoria in these columns that N.Y.A. Students: Checks
little moresneed be said. The produc- payroll period ending Nov.
tion comes to Chicago from its stay now ready for distribution
,n Detroit. There will be matinee Storehouse Building.
performances on Wednesdays and
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to do so
s will be
:n will be
Saturdays. Seats are from $1.10 to
Tovarich by Jacques Deval will open
at the Selwin Theatre on Monday,
December 30. One of the most bril-
liant comedies in recent years, To-
varich is sure-fire entertainment. The
Chicago production features Eugenie
Leontovich. There will be Wednesday,
and Saturday matinees. Prices ofI
seats are from 55c to $2.75.
You Can't Take It With You is hold-
ing sway for the forty-fifth week at,
the Harris Theatre. For some reason,
this doubtful comedy received the Pul-
itzer Prize last year. It is the product
of the collaboration of Moss Hart and,
George S. Kaufman. Matinees are
Wednesday andFriday. Seats are 55c
The Federal Theatre will have three
plays on the Chicago boards during
the Christmas season. Harry Min-
turn, director of the Federal Theatre
in Illinois, has announced that the
Presidents of Fraternities and Sor-
orities are reminded that member-
ship lists for the month of November
are due on Dec. 15 in the Office of the
Dean of Students.
Comprehensive Examination in Ed-
ueaticn: All candidates for the
Teacher's Certificate are required to
pass a Comprehensive Examination
in Education, covering the fields of
work definitely prescribed therefor.
Such an examination will be held
Saturday, Jan. 8, 1938, from 9 to 12
o'clock (and again from 2 to 5
o'clock) in the Auditorium of the
University High School. Students
By ROBERT PERLMAN
having Saturday morning classes
will come to the afternoon meeting.
The examination will consist of
three parts, Part 1 will be a ques-
tionnaire inquiry which will give the
School of Education important in-
formation for guidance purposes but
which in no way will affect scholastic
marks. Part II will consist of an
objective test covering matters treat-
ed in courses A10, C and D100. Part
III will consist of two essay type
questions dealing with applications.
The first of these questions will be
"State the philosophy of Education
which you hold, i.e., your convictions
or fundamental beliefs regarding ed-
ucation." The second of these ques-
tions will ask that you apply this
philosophy to some one or two speci-
fically stated problems of the schools.
(These problems will be given out in
particularized form at the time of the
Student Cooperative House: All men
interested in living at the Rochdale
Student Cooperative House, 640 Ox-
ford Road, this coming semester, are
requested to fill out applications for
admission not later than Dec. 17.
Applications for admission may be
had by calling for them at the House.
Speech 131, meeting at 10 o'clock
on Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
will meet as usual in Room 4208 ,An-
gell Hall on Wednesday and Friday
mornings instead of meeting at the
Radio Station as announced,
Christmas Concert. Handel's "Cre-
ation" will be presented under the
auspices of the University Musical
Society with Thelma Lewis, soprano;
Arthur Hackett, tenor; Hardin Van
Deursen, baritone; Robert Campbell,
organist; the University Symphony
Orchestra; Earl V. Moore, Conductor;
Wednesday, December 15, at 8:30
o'clocl in Hill Auditorium. This per-
formance is given instead of the cus-
tomary Christmas "Messiah" concert.
Admission is free, except that the
public is requested to be seated on
time; and for obvious reasons, to
refrain from bringing small children.
The doors will be opened at 7:45.
Ann Arbor Art Association presents
a double exhibition: Prints -from
Durer to Derain; and a Survey of the
Michigan Federal Arts Project-
Drawings, Photographs and Sculp-
ture; in the small galleries of Alumni
Memorial' Hall, Dec. 3 through 15;
daily, including Sundays, 2 to 5 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture. Dr. I. M. Kolt-
hoff, of the University of Minnesota,
will lecture on the subject "Aging
of Crystalline Precipitates" at 4:15
p.m. on Thursday, December 16, in
Room 303 of the Chemistry Building.
The lecture is under the auspices of
the University and the American
Chemical Society. It is open to the
To The Faculty and Graduate Stu-
dents of Education: The December
get-together of the Graduate Educa-
tion Club -is to be held on Tuesday,
Dec. 14, at 4:30, in the University
Elementary School Library. Refresh-
ments will be served. All Education
Students are urged to attend.
University Broadcast: 3-3:30 p.m.
The Forester Serves the Operating
Lumber Land Owner-Donald M.
Matthews, Prof. of Forest Manage-
Mathmatics Club will meet Tues-
day, December 14, at 8 p~m., in Room
3201 Angell Hall. Professor V. C. Poor
will speak "On the Cauchy Singular
Botanical Journal Club: Tuesday,
7:30 p.m., 1139 Natural Science
Chatters, Roy: Effects of X-ray
upon green plants.
Jotters, M. Lois; Cytological in-
vestigation of Raphanus sativus,
Brassica oleracea and their Fl and
F2 hybrids, by R. H. Richaria.
Savile, D.B.O.: Fertilization in
Ascodesmis nigricans. Deane B.
Yaw, Katherine: Chromosome
studies in the pollen grains of
Chairman: Professor B. M. Daivis.
Deutscher Verein: The Verein will
hold its Christmas celebration Tues-
day. Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. in the Michigan
League. Refreshments will be served.
Members are requested to bring a
small 10 cent gift.
Faculty Women's Club: The Play
Reading Section will meet on Tues-
day afternoon, December 14, at 2:15
p.m. in the Mary Henderson Room
presentation of George Bernard "Time changes many things," said
Shaw's The Devil's Disciple at the Milady to her servant in "Cavalcade,"
Great Northern, is one in a series of shown Sunday at the Lydia Mendel-
Shavian presentations. Mr. Minturn ssohn Theatre as -the third presenta-
has achieved the impossible in se- tion in the Film Library Series. That
curing the right to produce all of platitude is all too true. Four years
Shaw's plays. The last Shavian pro- ago your reviewer thought "Calval-
duction in Chicago was in 1927 when cade" was a four star movie; Sunday
the Theatre Guild brought Lunt and evening he couldn't rate it even a
Fontanne to the Studebaker in The faint twinkle.
Doctor's Dilemma. The play now be- Noel Coward's original play, so the
ing presented, The Devil's Disciple is program notes inform us, was written
a comedy with its setting in the with the screen in mind and "this
American Revolutionary days. It's explains why 'Calvalcade,' except for
typically Shavian dialogue is sharply the battlefield sequence, sticks so
barbed. Seats are available at pop- faithfully to theatrical form." That
ular prices. may suffice for an explanation, but
At the Blackstone Theatre, the Fed- not for an excuse. There is no ex-
eral Theatre ipresenting.Holy Night cuse for shifting scenes from the
for five performances beginning De- London mansion to the battlefields to
cember 1. This Christmas fantasy the seashore with a nerve-jarring
has a company of fifty and a singingsuh essong, dhagneesin
chorus of thirty voices. Tickets are uddenness. Long, dragging scenes in
available at popular prices. that the directors didn't even take a
Elmer Rice's See Naples And Die stab at changing the play into a
will open at the Blackstone Theatre}movie.
on December 29 under the banner of mve.
the Federal Theatre. This comedy jThe acting of Diana Wynyard and
ths Federalp Thetr e.s T iscm ms dy I Clive B rook w as stiff and stilted part
[is in sharp contrast with most of o h ieadschrnl vr
Rice's better known plays. Don Koeh- of the time and saccharinely over-
ler and Beverly Younger will play the dramatic the rest of the time. (Per-
two leading roles taken by Claudette haps the English "upper" class ac-
Colbert and Roger Pryor in the New tually live and talk and think that
York productgeon.Ticketsarenow way, but we believe that people are
sale atproduan Tices a o pretty much the same in London and
saea puar prices. New York). The only decent acting
For lovers of the ballet the appear-NeYok.Tenldcntaig
ance of the Ballet Russe at the Audi- was done in the servants' quarters,
torium Theatre from Dec. 20 to Jan- where the characters bore more than
uary 2 (incl.) will be a great treat. blsuperficial resemblance to flesh and
The Ballet Russe has added four new blood peoplen
ballets to, its large repertoire. So The excellent montage effects, rep-
lasting a place has this company won resenting the chaos and confusion of
in American choreography that refer- the post-war era with dying soldiers
ence to it without praise seems almost superimposed on torch-singers, save
incongruous. This appearance will be the picture from slipping completely
its longest single engagement in Chi- into the realm of the unbearable.
cago. There will be matinees on Wed- The .story traces an English family
nesday and Sunday. Tickets are from iof the "better" class through the Boer
55c to $3.30. and World Wars. As far as we can
discover the theme is supposed to be
Ia protest against war, particularly
TatT P e e from the woman's point of view. But
rwe suspect that the author and actors
* p * and directors weren't quite sure
Graduation Recital whether they were supposed to glorify
British imperialism or lodge a pro-
Isabel Wray, senior harp student in' test against war. By the end of the
the school of music, will appear inImovie the latter theme has a slight
graduation recital at 8:15 p.m. today'
at the school of music auditorium on
Miss Wray's program ,will include:
CSarabande," from the "Quatriene
Concert Royal," by Couperin; "Cha-
Certair. the post-war period was
one of chaos and the crumbling of
values. We know that; we want some
suggestions on causes and cures. The
best "~Cavalcade" could do was to