THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, JAN. i, 19.19
PAGE FOUR FRIDAY) JAN. 7, 1938
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Again They Go
Fishing For Herring ....
WHEN LORD DURHAM, in 1839, wrote
his famous report of the "Affairs of
British North America," on which the Act of
Union was subsequently based, he told the British
Parliament that he found in Canada two nations
-the French and English-speaking-warring
within the bosom of a single state. This inter-
necine feud still carries on. True, for a long
while contention was subdued, but now it waxes
Wilder on new lines as the French-Canadians of
Quebec force their nationalistic Provincial gov-
ernment further to the right.
In 1936, M. Maurice Duplessis assumed the
premiership in Quebec, pledging himself to win
back for the French Canadians the economic
advantages which, he claims, English and United
States capital has taken from them. In office,
he has refused recognition under the collec-
tive bargaining and fair-wage acts to CIO unions.
He has proposed the outlawing of strikes. He
has forbidden the closed shop. He has refused
to surrender enough power to the Federal gov-
ernment to allow unemployment insurance to be
established by constitutional amendment.
.The Padlock Act, pushed through the Quebec
legislature last March, permits the attorney-gen-
eral (Premier Duplessis holds that portfolio)
to order the closing of any building used "to
propagate communism or bolshevism by any
means whatsoever." The editorial columns of this
country and of Canada quite noticeably have
neglected this trampling on liberty. But it is not
strange that the newspapers that yelp "free-
dom of the press" when the American Newspaper
Guild asks collective bargaining, or when the,
government tries to limit and protect the labor
of newsboys-it is not strange whenthese papers
stay silent now. It has always been thus.
In the summer of 1835, when Postmaster-Gen-
eral Kendall, in this country, tried to close the
mails to abolitionist journals, only three of the
really influential newspapers of the land bel-
ligerently combatted that servile attempt at cen-
sorship - the Boston Courier, the Cincinnati
Gazette and the New York Evening Post. It
might be well to read what the Post said then
and what the newspapers of this continent ought
to be vociferbusly proclaiming now.
. . . opposed, sincerely and zealously as
we are, to their (the abolitionists') doctrines
and practices, we should still be more opposed
to any infringement of their political or civil
rights. If the government once begins to
discriminate as to what is orthodox and what
heterodox in opinion, what is safe and what
unsafe in tendency, farewell, a long farewell,
to our freedom."
With the spread of totalitarian governments
over the sphere, the question has arisen as to
whether a democratic government ought to per-
mit the existence of parties, which threaten to
achieve power and end political freedom, making
themselves secure in the governmental seat. This
is a moot question. But its answer is hardly
applicable to the case at hand. Even proud boast-
ers for the Communist Party in Canada claim
but 15,000 members, only 1,500 of whom are in
Quebec and 500 in Montreal. Surely there is
hardly a threat here. In addition, the Com-
munists have forsaken any attempt to "seize
power" and have directed their efforts toward or-
ganizing a progressive "popular front." Thus
there is no possible justification at this time,
were such an act justifiable at any time, for this
of abolitionist agitation in the Civil War, is the
prudent counsel William Cullen Bryant offered in
1836 to those who would gag anti-slavery opinion:
" . . . beware of increasing the zeal and
swelling the ranks and multiplying the
friends of the abolitionists by attempting to
exclude them from the common rights of
citizens . . . The spirit of our people has long
been too long accustomed to freedom to bear
the restraint which is sought to put upon
it. Discussion will be like the Greek fire,
which blazed the fiercer for the water thrown
upon it; and if the stake be set and the
faggots ready there will be candidates for
Bryant went unheeded.
S. R. Kleiman.
Of Toleration. .
E VEN in this strange world of dictator-
ship, destruction, and discrimination
one of the homely virtues is managing to hold
its own. It is in fact becoming more univer-
sally espoused, more enthusiastically championed
with every betrayal and violation of some of
the other principles of humanity and society.
Liberty, equality, fraternity, justice, peace and
brotherhood may have become just so many
more trite phrases but tolerance apparently re-
mains. On all sides we are told by all manner
of men that tolerance is the one redeeming vir-
tue; all else may fall and disappear but so long
as we exercise tolerance we will proceed stead-
fastly to the realization of our human destiny.
Freedom oz religion is a noble ideal, and if it
is denied to the Jews in Germany, Poland and
Rumania and to the Catholics in other countries,
it is regrettable, perhaps, but it is not our bus-
iness to interfere. The Spanish people may be
fighting for the same principles that have ani-
mated mankind in all ages, but to be truly tol-
erant we must haughtily proclaim that the
Spanish people have a right to work out their
own destiny, without the intrusion of foreigners.
We may protest in our individual consciences but
it must never become concerted or official.
It is this last provision which exposes these
ardent exponents of tolerance as mere oppor-
tunists who have pounced upon what is in its
essence a fine practice and transformed it into
a diplomatic and political expedient. It is in
reality statesmanship they are expounding, not
tolerance. It makes a difference to whom we
extend our tolerance. "She knows a thing or
two, does this modern version of diplomatic tol-
erance," declared the Manchester Guardian,
and it is apparent that she does. Tolerance,
unlike justice, then, is not blind. A person must
consult his political handbook to decide whether
to be tolerant of "purges" in Russia or the degra-
dation of Jews in Germany.
A true interpretation of tolerance is one that
links it inextricably with freedom, liberty and
the other natural rights of man which supersede
governments and politics. And for us who sit in
comparative freedom to openly refuse to uphold
the cause of those who suffer is to betray our
heritage and our hope for the future.
I think it is quite unfair to the President to
call his message conciliatory. It seems to one
listener an excellent address, and certainly this
is no time for conciliation. At least it seems to
ne that our domestic difficulties are not going
to be solved by any curtail-
ment of progressive objec-
It may be that the message
5 was milder in the reading
than in its delivery. Shortly
after the broadcast I saw a
gentleman who is less than
enthusiastic about the New
"How did you like Roose-
velt?" I asked him. "I thought," he replied, a
little grimly, "that the President was in excel-
But essentially this was a compliment instead
of a crack. The vigor with which F.D.R. intends
to press a measure can often be more accurately
determined by a sort of sound ranging than by his
precise phraseology. I took away a conviction
that he intends to go to bat on a wages and
Its Death, An Exaggeration
When that measure was sent back to com-
mittee in the special session its foes announced
triumphantly that any legislation of the sort
had been killed for all time. In his message Mr.
Roosevelt made such a law a vital part of his
program. He said that a wages and hours bill
must be the business of the presert Congress. In
that I see no hint of conciliation, if conciliation
means retreat, and what else can it mean when
the word is used by reactionary forces?
Of course, I do not think the fight is already
won. Franklin D. Roosevelt identified but could
not obliterate those who are all for the principle
of a floor for wages and a ceiling for hours
as long as they are permitted to balk any spe-
cific legislation on the subject. I do not trust
the Greeks or conservative Congressmen when
they come bearing gifts or crying out "Concilia-
What they really mean is, "You can make the
speeches, Mr. President, as long as we can keep
Only In Principle
When Mr. Davis, the fabulous producer of "The
Ladder." maintained his play for months and
months by the simple process of letting every-
body in free, he was constantly approached by
those who had ideas about rewriting the opus.
As a matter of fact, the show was altered almost
once a week by Mr. Davis himself.
But when outsiders made their volunteer sug-
gestions he would always smile most cordially and
say, "That's fine. That's a wonderful idea. We
won't do that." He was, you see, conciliatory.
I am even more enthusiastic than I was before
about the speeches by Ickes and Jackson. They
laid down the barrage and broke the concrete pill
boxes. Perhaps there can be conciliation now,
but it should be based upon a necessary gesture
on the part of those who have fought for the
maintenance of a sweatshop system.
Conciliation? Why, yes, indeed! Just as soon
as the members of the low-wage bloc put up
their hands and cry out, "Kamerad'"
By NORMAN T. KIELL
Peter Brent, in the Goodmans' play,.! FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 1938 the Registrar's office by all students
Many Mansions at the 44th St. VOL. XLVIII. No. 74 before coming to an appointment.
Theatre in New York City, is an at-- -N i
tempt, partially, of a reincarnation of To members of the University staff: j cauemicNs
the life of St. Francis of Assissi-a!Those who have not yet filled out and
modern St. Francis who has to puttreturned the confidential personnel Criminology field trip: Bus leaves
up with 20th century foibles, with1 blanks are urged to do so immediate- from Michigan Union at 8:15 Satur-
chea ph 'ly. The contemplated study must be day inorning. There are a few extra
ap politics n the church, with started at once, and it is imperative seats for students who have not
kow-towing and catering to hisf that all blanks be returned before the signed up, but still wish to visit De-
Just as the youthfully joyous St. work is started. It is hoped that troit police station, clinics, courts.
Francis had visions of some Higher those blanks not yet in our hands will Prof. A. E. Wood.
Being calling him to do the work of be sent in at once.
God, so Peter Brent in Many Man- e . --u-e
sions has them. His inner urgings A. G .RuthvenCets
cause him to give up a luxurious home To Deans, Directors, Faculty Mem- Choral Union Concert: Ruth Slenc-
and eventually lose his fiancee. He bers, Dormitory Heads, Dormitory zynski, phenomenal o :un Ameia
was completely absorbed in Christ ReIdet h tdn o nmn young American
wa e o n ri Residents, The Student Body in Gen pianist, will give the sixth program
who had taken on humanity for him, eral, and all Others Concerned: in this season's Choral Union'Con-
had suffered for him, had died for The cooperation of every one is cert Series, Monday, Jan. 10, at 8:30
him, and who now around, above and urged especialty at this season of the o'clock, in Hill Auditorium. The pub-
within him, inspired and directed his year in the efforts of the Buildings lic is requested to be seated on time,
life. Of all that had become Peter and Grounds Department to avoid as the doors will be closed during
cis, the greatest was Christ. Both Iwaste in the heating, lighting, and numbers.
modelled their lives on their under- ventilating of all University buildings
standing of Christ and His teaching lights helocated ed Theurning of
The young St. Francis was stoned lindwwenno mshe nct
and hooted out of town for his simple of windows in rooms having thermo- Public Lecture: "Parthian Art" by
static control, or in lieu of closingPrfClkHoin.Snsedb
and joyous belief; Peter Brent was rdaosi om akntesn Prof. Clark Hapkins. Sponsored by
knocked about from parish to parish radiators in rooms lacking thermo- the Research Seminary in Islamic
because of his love for mankind and static control, are all wasteful prac- Art. Monday, Jan. 10, 4:15 in Room
the lack of understanding by his su- tices and cause the expenditure for D, Alumni Memorial Hall. Illustrated
periors: the church couldn't be coal more than would otherwise be with slides. No admission charge.
troubled with the misfortunes and necessary, thus reducing funds avail-
misguidance of the poor in favor of able for ti proper work of the Professor Gerald B. Phelan, S.T.B.,
the rich who supported the church University. Ph.D. of the University of Toronto
in their own peculiar agnostic way. These statements apply to all will lecture upon "Some Aspects of
buildings for which the University Scholastic Philosophy" in the Grand
BRENT BROUGHT furishes heat, light, and power, in- Rapids Room of the Michigan
TO TRIAL cluding the Michigan Union and the League, on Sunday and Monday, Jan.
Such things were intolerable to Michigan League. 9 and 10 at 4:15 p.m. each afternoon.
Peter Brent and when he tries to A. G. Ruthven. The public is cordially invited.
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin Is constructive notice to all members or the
University. Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the Presdent
until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
shield an innocent girl from arrest
on a charge of prostitution-the cli-
max of a series of apparently ungodly
misbehavings on his part-he is
brought to cannoical trial to be un-
frocked and excommunicated. He
remains obdurately silent- to the
charges brought against him by the
blind and prigged clerical witnesses.
It is not until his friend warns the
church heads that they are losing an
inspired crusading spirit not only inI
Peter Brent, but in hundreds ofI
other young clergyman because of
their righteous pettiness and trum-
pery, that Brent jumps up to warn
them of a possible incipient schism.
Your reviewer has omitted a good
deal of the plot showing Brent's
gradual development through divin-
ity school to maturity and the wreck
he makes of his sweetheart's life by
turning her down in favor of the
more passionate calling of the church.
It seems to me far more important to
the drama as a whole to report the
more important spiritual conflict rag-
ing in Peter Brent than the mere
physical transitions which take place.
The Goodmans, Jules and Eckert,
have written a sound and fascinating'
story in Many Mansions. The tale is
so tantalizingly plausible, even in
this mad 20th century, that I pause to
wonder what would happen if a Peter
Brent should walk this earth. As
acted by Alexander Kirkland, he has
seemingly more human emotions than
St. Francis. Mr. Kirkland gives him
an earthiness and awareness of the
turmoil and danger of his time, an
infinite understanding of the age he
University Council: There will be a
meeting of the University Council on
Monday, Jan. 10, at 4:15 p.m. in
Room 1009 Angell Hall.
Student Loans: There will be a
meeting of the Committee on Stu-
0lent Loans held in Room 2, Univer-
sity Hall on Jan. 11 in the afternoon.
All men students who have filed loan
applications which have not yet been
acted upon should make appoint-
ments to meet .the Committee.
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,
Notice to Men Students: All men
students, living in approved room-
ing houses, who have any thought of
moving to different quarters for the
second semester should give notice in
writing to the Dean of Students be-
fore 12 o'clock noon of Saturday,
Jan. 15, 1938. Permission to move
will be given only to students com-
plying with this requirement.
C. T. Olmsted.
University Women: All women stu-
dents who intend to change houses at
at the end of this semester must ad-
vise the househead of this intention
before Saturday, Jan. 15. Accord-
ing to contracts, no changes of resi-
dence can be approved after that
date. Juniors and seniors in the
University dormitories may be re-
leased from their contracts to live ip
University Lecture: Dr. Norman L.
Bowen, Charles L. Hutchinson Dis-
tinguished Service Professor in the
University of Chicago, will give a
public lecture on "Silicate equilibria
and their significance in rocks and
industrial products," in the Natural
Science Auditorium, Thursday, Jan.
13, at 4:15 p.m. The public is cor-
University Broadcast: 3-3:30 p.m.
Musical Program, University Little
Symphony Orchestra. Thor M. John-
Delta Epsilon Pi: Important meet-
ing tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Union.
Stalker Hall: Class led by Dr. Bra-
shares tonight at 7:30 o'clock. This
will be followed by a party at 8:30
p.m. All Methodist students and
their friends are cordially invited to
AND LUSTY ALE DRINKING MEN
THERE was a day, and in the minds of some
alumni it wasn't long ago, and that day
was a gusty one when the weather wasn't fine
unless there was a swearing and table thump-
ing wind that blew the beer suds back into your
face. And in that day there were many students
who drank beer with a good throat-gurgling
flourish and the suds were welcome as the only
thing that could cool gullets, hot with the fric-
tion of beer passing so quickly over them. From
those days there come reports of men who used
to shave with those cool suds.
N THOSE DAYS you'd ask a man how about
a coke and he'd ask you to wait until he ran
home to pick up his quart of grain alcohol. And
in those days they used to have tables in Joe's
and the Orient and at the Union where men
would carve their names so that all who came
after would know that they had been there.. But
that was before someone started taking knives
away from the kids so they wouldn't cut them-
Every once in a while we run into an alumnus
who usually ends up lamenting the namby-
pamby student of today. Well, it is pretty hard
to blame him sometimes because there isn't any-
thing that we do that would give him any other
impression. The only publicity the school gets
in these days is when the University bounces
some poor sap who thinks you're supposed to be-
lieve what you read in the educators' books and
act as you think or when George Quick pulls
another of his inane Gargoyle publicity stunts.
THIS LAST is usually the biggest pain in many
sensitive places to the alumnus. Last year
Bonth Williams satirized the University and sent
graduates slinking blushingly to their offices in
all parts of the country with the knowledge that
their University was running a contest to select
the most beautiful man on the campus. Now
they are going to have a hard time under-
standing why George Quick should have to go
around selecting ten most beautiful men. It is
going to be easy for them to wonder if all those
subsidization funds that they thought were going
to the football team were not being deflected
to attract beautiful men instead.
AND SOUR GRAPES . . .
The Henry Ford vs. NLRB battle has incited
a lot of comment lately. A Michigan student
tried to anticipate the next move after a few
'eers yesterday. He predicted that Ford would
close down his shop, the government would
step in and confiscate his holdings, and that
Edsel and Henry would then be exiled to some
equivalent of Siberia.
Could be have meant Maine or Vermont?
It is odd how quickly the sentiment has
changed against F.D.R. since the recent reces-
sion. A year ago people were writing his political
biography, and now everyone is writing his polit-
Up utitil recently "Life Savers" has been
advertising that it is "The only mint with a
hole in it." Now the company has more or
less shut up because the United States Mint
has left it far behind in the competition.
And then there must be something wrong when
even the Democrats laugh at the story about
Roosevelt who went out fishing sans bait, said
"My friends" once, and immediately his boat
was filled up with suckers.
And on the subject of women, the campus
judies haven't joined in with the move to
boycott Japanese silk stockings for cotton
ones. It seems they would rather be "boy-
caught" with the silk ones on.
let the beautiful women work on the Daily or
even some place useful, and give us something
for all the tripe we have to stand for each
month previous to publication.
It was this reviewer's decided Any student now in residence who
pleasure to witness-a second perfor- will not be in college the second
mance of Many Mansions, this time semester, whether because of gradua-
backstage of the 44th St. Theatre. tion or other reason, is requested toI
On a stage that is approximately notify' the director of her residence asr
twice the size of the Lydia Mendel- soon as possible.,
ssohn, plenty of clearage for the stage . Jeannette Perry,
crew is provided for. There is ample Assistant Dean of Woment
room that makes scenery shifting al- StdnsCnctaigi cn
most a pleasure. Perhaps this is the Students Concentrating in Econ-
reason Many Mansions moves so fast.;omits: Cards have been mailed to
There are 14 scenes in the show with all students concentrating in Ec-
12 place - changes. James Hagan, onomics arranging for an appoint-
stage manager of Many Mansions, ment during the week of January 10
(and author of "One Sunday After- to plan a program for the balance
noon" of a couple of season's back) of your academic career. If you have
diffidently remarked, "It takes the not received your appointment card,I
stage crew 20 seconds to change each please see Miss Mabbs, Room 107 Ec.-
set now; they're slowing down. It Bldg., at once. Students who will
usedntowtake them 15 seconds, but become eligible for concentration at
now it's 20. I don't know why." the beginning of the second semester
and who plan to elect Economics as
The settings for Many Mansions a field of concentration should also
Sgreatly enhance the charm of the see Miss Mabbs at once and arrangef
play. Quietly Gothic in structure' for an appointment. Registration
they blend in perfectly. Their sub- material should b obtained from !
mergence to the general tenor of the
play adds, I believe, to their worth.
There is one unit that remains sta- f
tionary throughout the show. To the yn co pa tLion
rear of it are three large archways in
a half-hexameter position. It is these By TOM McCANN
ar'chways that provide the swift I (The following is one of the short-
changes referred to above. To them er tragedies of the new year. The
are attached the various flats that note of complete despondency and
are swung down from the fly gal- resignation in the piece means little
lery, (instead of using the three plat- or nothing to anyone, except perhaps
form level) and when the flats are that it is the beginning of the end for
lowered from the fly, the stage crew the founders of "sway," Sammy Kaye I
and property men work withaa pre- and Kaye Kayser).#
ciinand deliberateness that does Sam Kaye: "If playing melody i
away with loss of time and energy 'corn,' then I want to be 'corny.'" is
and that makes Many Mansions the Louis Armstrong: "You is.",
enjoyable show that it is.
Disciples Guild: The Disciples Guild
will hold a Friday Frolic at the Rec-
reation Hall of the Church of Christ,
Hill and Tappan Streets, Friday eve-
ning from 8 to 11 o'clock. Table
tennis, quoits, shuffle board, darts,
a variety of table games, music and
stunts will make this an enjoyable
evening. All students are invited.
The Roger Williams Guild will start
its social season of 1938' with an
open-house at 8 p.m. tonight in the
guild-house. Members and their
friends are invited.
German Table for Faculty Mem-
bers: The regular luncheon meeting
meeting will be held Monday at 12:10
in the Founders' Room of the Michi-
gan Union. All faculty members in-
terested in speaking German are cor-
Meeting: Suomi Club, Lane Hall,
Jan. 9, 1938, 7:30 p.m.
Art - Cinema League Members:
"Mystery and Violence"-the fourth
program of the Memorable Film Se-
ries will be shown Sunday, Jan. 9 at
the Mendelssohn Theatre.
Progressive Club: Round table
symposium on "The Problems of Ra-
cial Minority Groups" Saturday at
2:30 in the Michigan Union. Speak-
ers from various student national
groups will participate. The general
public is cordially invited.
Women's Badminton: A singles
tournament for women students will
start next Wednesday, Jan. 12. Any
student wishing to play is asked to
leave her name in Office 15, Barbour
Gymnasium by the end of this week.
The Graduate Outing Club will
meet at Lane Hall Sunday at 2:30
p.m. The group will go to Lakeland
for hiking, skating and supper.
Phi Tau Alpha: There will be an
important business meeting of Phi
Tau Alpha Wednesday, Jan. 12, in
the Women's League. Dr. Sanders
will speak about the University of
Gets Absentee Pay
TANNTGN. .T n A _Ati__ rnam -
One of our most pleasant eight
Six Fishermen Safe o'clock eye-openers is the Joe Gen-:
tile "Early Morning Frolics and Va-
As Cutter Searches rieties." (If you deny the existence
of eyes at this early hour, merely skip
the first sentence). Our favorite,
GAY, Mich., Jan. 6.-P)-Una- next to Joe on this program, is, of
ware that the U.S. Coast Guard Cut- course, Bobby LaRue with her "eyes
ter Nansemond had put out from of brown and voice like down."