THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, SAN. 8, 1938
FOUR 8ATURDAY, 34N. 8, 1938
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AN ASPECT of the President's message
to Congress which received less at-
tention than it deserved, largely because of the
absorbing interest of the sections of the speech
devoted to problems of business and government,
was the recommendation for an increased navy,
which the President deemed necessary in view of
the increasingly precarious world situation.
l The question of an enlarged military or naval
program is always . an involved one. In the
present instance, as in the case of most naval
bills, proponents offer two main arguments for
an increase. A large navy, they say, is in the
first place a warning to hostile powers not to
attack us, and in the second, a guarantee of vic-
tory if we become involved in a war.
The first consideration implies a premise that
a war involving the United States will be begun
by the enemy, at present pretty clearly indicated
ps Japan, the only strong aggressor nation with
interests likely to conflict with our own. The
truth of the premise is not borne out either by
history or by the present international situation.
The United States has never once, in the six
major wars in which it has engaged, been at-
tacked by a foreign power, and today, in spite
of American business interests in China and in-
cidents on the Yangtze, there is not the slightest
reason to believe that even the undoubtedly
reckless militarists in control of Tokyo policy con-
template, or are likely to contemplate, a descent
on the United States.
At present the naval tonnage of Japan is
about three quarters that of America, with a
decisive American superiority in capital ships.
While it is true that Japan is building faster
than we, it will be several years before parity
can be reached. And even parity should carry
no serious threat to the United States, for under
modern conditions of warfare, in which strategic
and tactical advantages have been almost wholly
superseded by mechanical ones, no nation can
lightly risk war with an adversary of equal
strength. And particularly would this rule hold
true in the case of Japan and the United States,
for a Japanese fleet attacking our western coast
would be forced to operate at an extremely haz-
ardous distance from its base. Naval history,
from Salamis to Tsushima has demonstrated
repeatedly the handicap under which such a fleet
operates, a handicap of which the Japanese
admiralty is well aware.
As for the "guarantee of victory" which a
strong navy is said to assure, this is a most in-
sidious and dangerous form of imperialistic
propaganda. A strong navy does not guarantee
victory, but only inspires a popular belief in its
invincibility, a frame of mind which under emo-
tional pressure is easily roused to- a war-fever.
How many destructive wars. might have been
prevented if the population had possessed a sober
appreciation of the horrors of war and the un-
certainty of victory, instead of an inflammatory
slogan of "On to Richmond," "A Berlin" or
"Nach Paris," based on a tragically fallacious as-
sumption of military superiority!
Money for naval building might better be
expended for badly-needed housing and relief.
Let the government beware of substituting bat-
tleships for butter.
fore the election are carried out, Hill, the
present chairman of the House Military Affairs
Committee, will be immediately appointed sen-
ator, since in Alabama, Democratic nomination is
tantamount to election.
Of nation-wide interest is the fact that the
new Senator is one of the few Southern and
one of the two Alabama representatives to vote
for the Administration's wage-hour bill. This
additional support in the Senate will materially
streng.then the chances for final passage of the
measure. At the same time, House support will
not be weakened as a New Deal sympathizer will
probably be elected from the comparatively lib-
eral Montgomery district of Alabama.
Hill, who was supported by most of Alabama's
usually conservative press, is a congressional
veteran, having been representative from the
Montgomery district for the last 14 years. His
leadership of the Military Affairs Committee has
brought him widespread praise.
Two facts stand out in Hill'selection. The
first- is in the new Senator, himself. As may be
seen from his support of the wage-hour bill, he
is a politician who has departed from the policy
of looking out only for the immediate good.
of his region. Instead, he is thinking in, terms
of not only the future welfare of his state but
for the welfare of the nation as a whole.
The other pertinent fact is, we sincerely hope,
indicative of a trend in the South-that is the
defeat of Thomas Heflin, exponent of the Ku
Klux Klan in politics. It is in effect a trend
away from political bigots toward statesmen.
with DISRAELI .
THERE AIN'T NO FLIES ON US
BUT SOMEWHERE over in the Natural Science
Building -genetics laboratory-there is an
innocent microscope with one fly on it and
probably hovering over the microscope is an
anxious professor. The professor is exultant as
well as anxious. For he has before his lens what
he believes is an extremely rare example of
mutation where the genes and the hormones got
crossed up and the fly came out with a couple
of hundred biack eyes.
Our informer tells us that the eyes of the
fly are most important in the story of fly
genetics anyway because that is the factor re-
maining constant no matter what the sins of the
family are. Well, the other day a student slipped
his fly under the glass and walked away for a
moment. Coming back he was shocked by the
sight of this blackeyed beauty. He of course
ran to the professor and the learned fellow
came back with him and carried the Musca
Domestica. for inquisition. Since then they say
he has been pretty enthusiastic, but we for one
hope not because a senior friend of ours in the
class is embarrassed about it..
It just happens that he had thought it would
be great fun while the other student was gone,
to drop a little ink from his pen on the fly's
head. Now he hates to take the wind out of the
learned man's sails.
** * *
The ice is melting on the river,
We are all so glad,
Everyone is all aquiver;
Spring is here, by gad.
Oh well, it rhymes and the early bird gets the
worm or vice versa.
* * * *
Ii feemf 1 o Me
Of late the War College of Washington corre-
spondents has been somewhat critical of Franklin
D. Roosevelt as a field general. Even his warm
supporters have expressed the opinion that his
old touch for political tactics was waning. He
has been accused of fumbling
inside the five-yard line. And
there is no doubt that within
the year the President has
suffered defeat in numerous
skirmishes and even met re-
verses in a few major en-
But I think the experts
lose sight of the fact that Mr.
Roosevelt has always had a
tendency to lose all the battles but the last one.
Naturally I have the Supreme Court fight pri-
marily in mind. Who won the war? It is beyond
argument that the Congress killed all but a minor
portion of the President's program, and yet when
a check up is made it must be evident that the
man who sits in the driver's seat is Franklin
It will be said that if the President had waited
patiently and silently for eleven months and
allowed biology and wind and weather to take
their natural course, he would have gained every
advantage which now lies within his hand. And,
of course, there will be talk of Roosevelt luck.
And Still A Third Theory
In his famous Liberty League address Al Smith
wrapped himself in the judicial ermine, the
American flag and the glory of God and declared
roundly that the Creator was a strict construc-
tionist who would never permit the existence of
a High Bench committed to broad interpretation.
Accordingly, it is barely possible that Roosevelt
idolators may now counter with the assertion
that Jehovah is a New Dealer.
Not one of these three theories seems convincing
to me. I won't deny there was a little luck, but
the President should receive credit for pressing
it while the dice were hot. By turning the heat
on the conservative bloc of the court he managed
to get favorable decisions on measures which
otherwise would have been lost.
And now at a time when Mr. Justice Roberts
gives every indication of returning to the right.
Mr. Justice Sutherland steps down. The weather
has not been salubrious for conservatives on the
But it seems to me that Mr. Roosevelt has done
more than win an immediate tactical advantage.
He has not succeeded in balancing the budget,
out he has accomplished something far more im-
portant. He has restored the balance of the
three co-ordinate branches of our government.
Even the bitterest foes of the judicial program
by the very nature of the circumstances were
forced to admit that the Supreme Court is in
politics. And it always has been.
The Death of A Legend
Yet over a course of years a legend was created
and Americans were led to believe that by putting
on a black gown a former Senator or Governor
or corporation lawyer forgot all his past preju-
dices and associations and became a disembodied
spirit making judgments based upon pure ether-
How could there be any balance when the
executive and legislative branches of the govern-
ment were admittedly mundane and the judicial
branch was supposedly made up of demi-gods?
The fight brought out the fact that the members
of the High Court are neither gods nor devils
-but Republicans and Democrats, liberals and,
conservatives like all the rest of us.
There is only one more river to be crossed. Now
that the President has won, I hope he will keep
it won. If he appoints a namby-pamby liberal
in a gesture of conciliation, he will sacrifice some
of the fruits of victory. Now is the time to ram
a good man down the throats of the reactionaries.
How about Felix Frankfurter, of Harvard; Lloyd
Garrison of Wisconsin; J. Warren Madden, of the
National Labor Relations Board, or Jerome N.
Frank, of the SEC?
On The Lervel
By NORMAN T. KIELL Publication in the Bulletin is con
University. Copy received at the of
Lo, .An Actor!until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Hiding behind a putty nose, a gruff SATURDAY, JAN. 8, 1938
voice, and apparently half a ton of VOL. XLVIII. No. 75
flesh, Maurice Evans' metamorphosis
from the piteous weakling Richard University Women: All women stu-
II to the robust swaggerer Falstaff dents who intend to change houses at
of Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part I. is at the end of this semester must ad-
little short of the incredible. When vise the househead of this intention
Mr. Evans announced that he was before Saturday, Jan. 15. Accord-
going to do a Shakespeare repertory,
and that the next play would be Hen- ing to contrac s, no changes of resi-
ry VI. it was commonly thought thatf dence can be, approved after that
he would cast himself as Hotspur. date. Juniors and seniors in the
But Mr. Evans is not merely a per- University dormitories may be re-
former1 he is an actor. The physical leased from their contracts to live in
obstacles presented by a part for sorority houses.
which he seemed miscast were easily Any student now in residence who
overcome, and these may be readily will not be in college the second
dismissed. But here is an actor whose semester, whether because of gradua-
gestures are different, whose voice is tion or other reason, is requested to
of an entirely different register, whoset notify the director of her residence as
blood is full and runnizg. soon as possible.
It was- not until the inn scene in Jeannette Perry,
Boar's Head Tavern after Falstaff Assistant Dean of Women
returns from his misadventure at the h
Gadshill robbery that the production The Bureau has received notice of
came into its own. Here, for the first Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grad-'
int it ow. Hreforthe uarte Assistantships at Iowa State
time was the spirit of Falstaff, and of uateACollege A ss, a t for t ar
course, the play, caught. We see his CIlege, Ames, Iowa, for the year
wonderful command for evasive an- 1938-1939. For further information,
swers; we hear him present the affair please call at the Bureau, 201 Mason
so as to put himself in a favorable Hall, where detailed announcements
light; we wonder, is Falstaff one who I are on file.
can lie with such amazing alacrity The Bureau of Appointments
that he can convince himself by the And Occupational Information
time his tale is done? His audacity
and spontaneity extricate him from Students Planning to do Directed
the embarrassing places he gets into. Teaching: Students expecting to do
And Mr. Evans catches the agile mind directed teaching the second semes-
encased in this ton of flesh. ter are urged to interview Dr. Curtis.
But for the most part, Mr. Evans' in Room 2442 University Elementary
associates do not complement his per- School according to the following
formance. Carrying over from Bol- schedule:
ingbroke in Richard II, Frederic Wor-! Wednesday, Jan. 26: 1:30 to 4:30,.
lock's King Henry was entirely lack- Mathematics and Science, Commer-
ing in characterization. Winston T: cial SubjectsJ
O'Keefe as Prince Hal was more like Thursday, Jan. 27: 1:30 to 4:30,
the opijay essngerHotpurLatin, French, German, Fine Arts.
seaks pinjy messegboudleHotsp Friday, Jan. 28: 9:00 to 12:00,
tempt, than a Prince of Wales. Elean- English and Speech.
or Phelps' Dame Quickley was a dis- Friday, Jan. 28: 1:30 to 4:30, So-
tinct disappointment, as were the cial Studies.
other women in the cast. As for the Assignments for directed teaching
rest o'f the company. a label of Thes- i are made in order of application.
istructive notice to all menmber o the
Mice of the Assistant to the President
additional assignment material
J. G. Cassidy.
Psychology 31, Section 2A makeup
examination for students who missed
either one of the two examinations
this semester will be held in Room
1121 N.S. at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
Comprehensive Examination in
Education: Will be given today at 9
a.m. and at 2 p.m. in the University
High School auditorium.
Directed Teaching, Qualifying Ex-
amination: Will be given today at 1
p.m. in the University High School
Choral Union Concert: Ruth Slenc-
zynski, phenomenal young American
pianist, will give the sixth program
in this season's Choral Union Con-
cert Series, Monday, Jan. 10, at 8:30
o'clock, in Hill Auditorium.. The pub-
lic is requested to be seated on time,
as the doors will be closed during
Public Lecture: "Parthian Art" by
Prof. Clark Hopkins. Sponsored by
the Research Seminary in Islamic
Art. Monday, Jan. 10, 4:15 in Room
D, Alumni Memorial Hall. Illustrated
with slides. No admission charge.
Professor Gerald B. Phelan, S.T.B.,
Ph.D. of the "University of Toronto
will lecture upon "Some Aspects of
Scholastic Philosophy" in the Grand
Rapids Room of the Michigan
League, on Sunday and Monday, Jan.
9 and 10 at 4:15 p.m. each afternoon.
The public is cordially invited.
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: 9-9:15 a.m.
Jack and Joan at Michigan.
University Broadcast: 5:45-6:00
p.m. Musical program. University of
Michigan Band. William D. Revelli,
The Outdoor Club: The Outdoor
Club will go to Barton Pond by bus
Saturday for a skating party. The
group will meet at State and Wil-
liams Streets at 1:30 p.m. Every-
body interested 1is invited to come
Ann Arbor Friends will meet at 5
p.m. at the Michigan League. Follow-
ing a meeting for worship, Emily
Morgan and Bernard Weissman will
report on their summer at the Friends
Work Camp in Fayette Co., Penn.
pians with a. capital T will suffice.!
However, we must remember that I
this is now a repertory group and the'
resultant difficulty in casting is only
too apparent here; and we must take
cognizance of the fact that the play
was rehearsed under the stress of
travelling and giving another show
at the same time.f
But I have not mentioned Hotspur.t
Wesley Addy gives a vigorious, dyn-
amic performance of the young lord
whose impetuosity knows no re-
straint; we get his fiery restless na-
ture, his rage at the King's action
in not ransoming Mortimer, his con-
tempt for Prince Hal. He is Shake-
speare's great man of action, standing
out as the symbol of all the staminat
and courage associated with chival-
rous ideas. And Mr. Addy does play
him well, that is, up to the point
where he falls dead with such a re-
sounding thud and "ugh" that it was
re-echoed with titters by my neigh-
Further there was one scene in
which he participated that was es-t
pecially bad, although it was not his
fault but that of the director, Mar-
garet Webster. In the scene where1
the revolutionists are arguing over the
division of the land, we do not get the,
Choral Union Members: Members
of the Choral Union in good standing
who call in person at the Recorder's
Office in the School of Music Build-
ing on Maynard Street between the
hours of 9 and 12, and 1 and 4, Mon-
day, Jan. 10, will receive pass tickets
to the Slenczynski concert. After 4
o'clock no tickets will be given out.
Criminology field trip: Bus leaves
from Michigan Union at 8:15 Satur-
day morning. There are a few extra
seats for students who have not
signed up, but still wish to visit De-
troit police station, clinics, courts.
Prof. A. E. Wood.
English 31 class at 10:00, Saturday,
Jan. 8, will not be held.
Earl L. Griggs.
English 107, Mr. Cassidy's section.
Will members please call at English
Office Saturday morning, Jan. 8, for
We've got to, that's all there is to it.
be resisted any longer so who are we
Simon Legree. And especially with
The scene of the novel, "Gone with the Wind"
is in the reconstruction South when landowners
were fighting an all engulfing poverty spreading
through the wrecked cotton country. Scarlett is a
strong-willed woman, who has a powerful love
for her home, Tara. She is driven by circum-
stances to every measure in her power to keep
possession of it when the times grow lean after
the Civil War. Three times she marries the man
for his money mainly so that she can keep her
feet rooted. Once or twice she believes she is in
love but usually the necessity of keeping the land
overcomes that. The first t'wo husbands con-
veniently die, but the third lives on. That's Rhett
Butler, who all along is the man who loves her-
faithful fellow that he is.
Finally after about a thousand pages of mar-
ried life and other vicissitudes, Scarlett finally
decides that she loves Rhett even though married
to him. But by this time Rhett has given up
and Scarlett has only the land left to fool around
with, but she is young and she is handsome, and
even though Rhett leaves her she faces the world
with all the courage of a little Orphan Annie
after Daddy Warbucks disappears up an alley in
SO, YOU SEE, Scarlett is a wilful woman, strong
and capable, proud and grasping, who al-
lows devotion to an idea to overcome the normal
instincts. The years probably don't harden her
any more than she was in the beginning, but she
becomes indifferent perhaps to her own position
and accepts the struggle without running to
Now you go on from there.
To the Editor:
In answer to a recognized need, a symposium
on "The Problems of Racial Minority Groups"
has been arranged.
crescendo-peak of the fine clash of By TOM McCANN
character between Hotspur and Glen- Lionel Hampton provided us with
dower; rather, Glendower is a dod- a brief bit of drumming on Wed- COming E- en"s
dering fool, deep in senility. Also, we nesday night that was positively German Table for Faculty Mem-
should get some foreboding that this amazing. The colored vibraphone bers: The regular luncheon meet-
dissension among the leaders will end star of the Goodman quartet was ing will be held Monday at 12:10
in catastrophe for them. None of taking the place of Gene Krupa, who in the Founders' Room of the Michi-
this feeling gets across the stage. has been ill, and the crowd at the gan Union. All faculty members in-
Another point in poor direction was Pennsylvania went completely wild terested in speaking German are cor-
the final battle scene. If it were not after he gave his exhibition during dially invited.
for the stirring martial music that one of the trio numbers.
accompanies the action, the pcene Faculty Women's Club: On Jan. 12
would have fallen with as much a It has always been our contention i at 3:15 p.m. i -Lydia Mendelssohn
thud as did Hotspur. that Krupa is not the best drummer Theatre, the Faculty Women's Club
As a matter of fact, the organ and man. Of course, the gum-chewing I will present Play Production in two
drum accompaniment during the in- Gene is the best showman in the big one-act plays.
termissions and its use in several of time, but in regard to matters of
the scenes was a major factor in technique, it seems to us that Ray Luncheon for Graduate Students on
carrying the action along. I Bauduc, of the Bob Crosby band, Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 12 o'clock in
The sets of Henry VI, except forI Tommy Dorsey's Dave Tough and the Russian Tea Room of the Michi-
the Tavern scene, were frankly bor- Hampton are the more efficient musi- gan League. Cafeteria service. Prof.
rowed from "Richard II" but not cians. Preston E. James of the Geography
much was lost thereby. As more per- Certainly it seems silly to argue this Department will speak informally on
formances of the production are giv- , way in the light of Gene's winning "Dictatorship in Brazil."
en, the changes will undoubtedly be first place in Down-Beat's contest and
glossed and smoothed over. What other evidences of his popularity, but Professor Gerald B. Phelan, St. B.,
should be corrected immediately how- if his work on "Sing, Sing, Sing" can Ph.D. of the University of Toronto
ever is the faulty amateurish lighting even be considered as competition for will speak at a luncheon at the Union,
d e at imes was focused at the au- Hampton's contribution in "After Monday, Jan.d10 at 12:15. All faculty
diene an on he bxes.You've Gone," we'll eat the record- members are cordially invited. Reser-
The criticism here is not meant to ings.'ations may be made by calling
be carping but helpful, for we should* * University 343.
be eternally grateful to Mr. Evans There is, of course, that other
for permitting us to see the best Fal- school of drumming, as typified by Men's Physical Education Club:
staff America has had in fifty years. Shep Field's temple block artist, who Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 11, 9 o'clock in
----- - has tickety-tock, tickety-tock, tick- Room 302 of the Union. Dr. T. Luther
Knave And Maids' ety-tocked his way through the swirl-I Purdom will speak on employment
ng, rushing waters of Field's Falls for f possibilities and Dean Edmonson will
By EDWARD JURIST several moons now. Two other prom- also give a brief talk. All members
The stage of the Mendelssohn inent members of this school are Abe inculding coaches and instructors are
Theatre both yesterday afternoon and Lyman and "Skinny" Ennis, who, of urged to attend.
today, finds Mother Goose trucking course, are still considered the world's
on down on behalf of the Children's worst on drums. Attention Sophomore Engineers:
Theatre. With this streamlined mu- There will be a shogt but very im-
sical comedy version of the nursery personality. Those other actors who portant meeting of all sophomore en-
rhymes, "Knaves and Maids," the caught the fantastic spirit of the per- gineers at 4 p.m. in Room 34& West
Children's Theatre has discovered formance were, Eleanor McCoy, the Engineering Building pn Thursday,
that its wealth lies in an execution play's adaptor, James Moll, Ronald Jan. 13. It is important that all make
exaggereated far beyond what is Butler and Ruth Menefee. a special effort to be present. Please
necessary for the adult theatre. And As for the music, although it kept be on time.
because this delightfully simple and its place, it had nothing of the color-
colorful play has been so conceived by ful flavor of the rest of the produc- Women's Badminton: A singles
its director. Sarah Pierce it i scr-, tion. "The little blond girl who sat tournament for women students will
What's all this about "The Junior Girls Play?"
As far as can be ascertained, so do the fresh-
man, sophomore, and senior girls.
The best crack of the week goes to a guy
who was asked by some friends to eat at one of
Michigan's cooperative dining halls. "No thanks,"
Ae said, "it's too much like eating someplace on
the day after the Revolution!"
Another dope ran him a close second by
saying. "It's rather strange to think that when
you have too many headaches, you order glasses,
and you usually get your headaches from order-
ing too many glasses."
* * * *
Republican gag-men will be missing a swell
chance if they don't post a ticket-taker at the
door when The President's Ball is held in Wash-
ington on Jan. 30. When' Roosevelt tries to walk