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Who DolaeHe
Think, Etc., Anyhow?.

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W ITH THEIR breakfast coffee this
morning, thousands of Detroiters will
be led through a six-day course "Who Does Henry
Ford Think He Is?" undjer the tutelage of Detroit
Free Press' Iffy the Dopester.
From the wording of the title, we might expect
to see Ford roundly cuffed for resisting the union-
ization of his employes; for his defiance of the
NLRB orders and for purchasing, through his
Japanese subsidiary, war indemnity bonds.
We know, however, that we shall be disap-
pointed. For, instead, Mr. Ford will probably be-
come a miniature god transcending man and the
law. He will be "philanthropic," "courageous,"
"paternalistic" and "demanding his own rights."
Did he not, in his public benefactions, the ar-
ticles will doubtless point out, build for Detroit
the beautiful Greenfield Village; is he noten-
dowing the American people with the finest of
culture in his Sunday evening hour; is he not
really fighting for the principlesour forefathers
defended when he resists the "CIO communism?"
If the articles use this line of reasoning, the
Detroit Free Press will continue to be the De-
troit Free Press. However, if, by some miracle, we
are surprised and see Mr. Ford as the rugged in-
dividualist he is-uncompromising toward all who
oppose him-then we shall nominate the Free
Press for one of this year's Pulitzer Prizes.
Joseph N. Freedman.
The Rebels'
Press Agent? . .
CONSIDERABLE journalistic embar-
rassment by the New York Times has
been suffered because of the conflicting dis-
patches of two Times correspondents in Spain
(Herbert L. Matthews with the Loyalists and Wil-
liam P. Carney with the Insurgents). The recent
series of reports concerning the supposed Insur-
gent recapture of Teruel are perhaps at greatest
Insurgent press releases concerning Teruel have
come through Mr. Carney as follows. His dis-
patch of Dec. 30 in the Times relates the col-
lapse of the government lines outside Teruel:
"Hastily fortified lines are reported to have
crumpled rapidly before the furious onslaught of
four Insurgent columns under General Fidel
Davila." In his report of Dec. 31 he becomes more
specific, even stating the time at which the be-
sieged Rebel garrison inside Teruel made contact
with the advancing Insurgent host and reentered
the city: "Smashing through the entire fifteen-
mile front established by the Government west
and north of Teruel only sixteen days ago, Gen.
Francisco Franco's relief army this afternoon en-
tered the besieged town on the third day of
the Insurgent's powerful counter-offensive." Also:
" the besieged garrison inside Teruel fought
its way out and established conta t with its com-
rades on La Muela at about 4 p.m. Together with
the rescue forces they reentered Teruel triumph-
antly at 5 p.m."
Both quotations are necessarily from Insurgent
sources, since at no time during the battle was
Mr. Carney actually in the city of Teruel. How-
ever, only the first has the phrase, "are reported
to," that identifies it as one of these releases.
The second quotation omits any qualifying phrase
that would indicate that the dispatch was other
than an eyewitness account. It would seem that

short and obscure Government news releases,
completely denying that the Insurgents had re-
taken Teruel. Mr. Matthews, the Times corre-
spondent with the Loyalists, continued to send
releases also denying an Insurgent victory.
Tiring of the endless conflict between reports
from military sources on both sides, Mr. Mat-
thews made a hazardous journey through the
midwinter snows in the hope of gaining an actual
view of the battle at Teruel, and arriving, made
an inspection of the city itself. In his dispatch
of Jan. 4 to the Times, he reports as follows:
"The Insurgent counter-offensive against Teruel
has failed. From your correspondent's inquiry
on the spot yesterday, it seems certain that the
Rebels never reached the city, never made con-
tact with the garrison and refugees in the cellars
of Teruel, never captured any government general
Staff officers and, in short, never really menaced
the provincial capital, which remains firmly in
government hands." His dispatch has been cor-
roborated 'by the Associated Press report of Jan.
5th and other reports since then.
It would seem that the Insurgent press bureau
and Mr. Carney were the only persons connected
with the Rebel army that succeeded in reaching
Teruel on Dec. 31.
Dennis Flanagan.
'Hey, Ma!
Let ITSDanc.. .
S VERAL LETTERS to the editor re-
cently have brought to light the fact
that there is a large number of students, both men
and women, who would like to attend some of the
Terpsichorean social events on campus, such as
the Union and League dances, but who are unable
to because they, do not know members of the
opposite sex well enough to ask them and thus
comply with League and Union requirements that
only couples will be admitted.
They seem to desire an occasional stag dance
in the week-end social programs at the League
and the Union. And they seem to have rather
conclusive arguments as to why they should.
Witness the letter written by "Thirty-seven" in
the Jan. 16 issue of the Daily, in which he indi-
cates the feelings shared by a large portion of
Michigan Men. He feels that the local co-eds
have been set up on pedestals-that they are con-
ceited snobs. The funny part about this is that
a good many Michigan women feel the same way
about the men. We asked the opinions of several
women on campus and discovered this paradox.
They pointed out that every Friday and Saturday
night there are always several score of Mosher-
Jordanites who would gladly go to a dance, but
who have no way of indicating that fact to the
numerous "Thirty-seven's" on campus who would
also derive a great deal of enjoyment from at-
tending a dance once in a while, but who do not
know any women to take.
Back home in Van Buren County, we never
had to stay home just because we did not have
a date. We all went stag and had a swell time.
A good, loud, healthy guffaw would have greeted
any suggestion that we had to take a girl, or
that girls would have to come with a fellow in
order to be admitted. We concede that maybe
we were a bit informal, but oh boy, what fun we
Oh gee, Ma! We want to go to the dance!
Earl R. Gilman
Helen Douglas
Tuure Tenander
The Chicago Artists
The exhibition of prints by the Chicago Artists
Group now hung in the North Gallery of Alumni
Memorial Hall furnishes a foil to Prof. Mastro-
Valerio's admirable nudes and landscapes, and
the two shows taken together afford an unusual
opportunity to the local collector. This newly
organized Chicago group, in accordance with a
recent nation-wide trend, is attempting by mar-
keting good prints at extremely low prices to
restore print-making to its traditional place as
an art of and for the people. All of the forty-five

lithographs, etchings and wood-block prints in'
this exhibition, though numbered and signed
examples of limited editions, are offered at prices
so low as to bring them within the reach of
The prints themselves, like so many being pro-
duced in America today, are largely of the so-
called proletarian trend, and in subject-matter
and treatment represent a break with the con-
servative and romantic mood which dominated
point-making until recently. The artist frankly
faces the realities of the world he lives in, and
grappling with facts, however hard, finds new
interpretations of beauty appropriate to his own
time. To some, unable to look past the drab-
ness of the subject-matter to the freshness and
strength with which it is handled, many of these
prints may seem merely depressing. The best
of them have an honesty of approach and a vigor
of formal organization which shows that- the
breadth of life is in them. Lithography is char-
acteristically the medium most employed, and it
lends itself admirably here as it has so often
done in the past to designs carrying social and
satiric implications.
There is, as might be expected; considerable ex-
perimentation with new molds of expression. Va-
vak in his "Harbor" and "Landscape at Niles" and
John F. Stenvall in his" "Mexican Landscape"
and "Interior" achieve happy and novel simplifi-
cations. Bernece Berkman weaves a graphic pat-
tern out of her "Newsboys" and "Sunday at the
Dunes." Cecil Rosenberg's poignant glimpses of
big city life exploit something of the rich tonality
of lithography, and Julio de Diego shows wit,

Jfeeini o)e
H-eywood'B ro un
I wasn't around the night Mae West took to the
air, nor have I heard her on a platter. Some-
times a whole year or so goes by without my
hearing or seeing Miss West in anything. I am
not a Mae West fan.
Checking up among the radio addicts of my
own acquaintance, the net result, with one dis-
trict still missing, is six votes
that "Adam and Eve" was
dull, and one vote that
"Adam and Eve" was dull
and dirty. Nevertheless, I
think the Federal Communi-
cations Commission has in-
dulged in dangerous folly in
its public statement on the
Mr. McNinch stated that
'he feature was "vulgar, indecent and against
all proprieties." I do not think that the "pro-
prieties" should be any part of the business of
the Radio Commission. Naturally, there must
be Federal supervision as long as the lanes of the
air are numbered. And I suppose that there
should be some protection against the dissemina-
tion of words palpably gross and obscene. But
at present radio stations are prissy. I think it was
a far greater error to shut off General Johnson's
talk on venereal disease than to let "Adam and
Eve" go on. *
Scaring The Frightened
The result of the recent blast by the Communi-
cations Commission is going to be distinctly bad.
Radio entrepreneurs, like the "coneys" of the
Bible, "are a feeble folk." They have always been
frightened by what they call "controversial" sub-.
jects. In recent years there has been some little.
actual growth in the development of adult pro-
grams, but the ukase from Washington is going
to send most of the stations back to their infancy
again. Presently I expect to hear that the word
"rat" must be spelled out "r" "a" "t," lest some
tiny toddler be frightened by an ugly word.
The censorship which already exists is pretty
silly., It says to a prominent actress, who must be
nameless from this day forth, "Go West young
woman and never darken our microphone again."
This, as I understand it, is done to protect the
youth of the land. On the other hand, many of
the adventure programs specially prepared for
children frighten the life out of the little brats
and send them to bed with convulsions. They
could do better.
The Time To Fight
NBC should not have apologized all over the
map. It should have made a fight. At the very
least the chain ought to put a speaker on the
air who would challenge the 'ight of Mr. Mc-
Ninch to assume the role of Emily Post for an
entire nation. Questions of good taste are de-
vious and difficult. Pretty soon some political
speaker will be stopped because the Commission
deplores his choice of words.
And speaking of niceties in expression, just run
over this fragment from the commission's report:
"The high standards required for a broadcast
program intended for reception in the homes,
schools, automobiles, religious, social and eco-
nomic institutions as well as clubs, hotels, trains
and other places.. .carrying its message to men,
women and children of all ages."
That is too many people to hit with one pro-
gram. Radio could have a distinct cultural in-
fluence, but this will be impossible if every
broadcast must be aimed to swat grandma and
little Willie squarely between the eyes.
I think the hotels and clubs of which McNinch
speaks so tenderly ought to be equipped with
shock absorbers, just as automobiles are. And I
wonder whether the defenders of decency ever
stop to think that every radio listener, beyond the
grade of first year moron, can easily be his own
censor. After all, it is quite possible to learn the
trick of turning the darn thing off.
It seems to me that men and women who hope
that radio will get to be something more than a

toy or a toothpaste accessory can serve a good
function by writing a post card to the Federal
Communications Commission saying, "Mind your
own business." Of course, you can use your own
name, but I intend to sign mine: "With love and
kisses-Mae West."
O,.n The Level
One of the campus time-wasters received five
straight "E's' on the first five Anthropology blue-
books this semester. When the sixth exam came
around last week, the prof. told him that he might
take the questions home with him and work the
blue-book through there. The student did just
this, and got the mark back yesterday. It was
another "E.
* * * *
Research shows that George Olsen, famous
band leader and former Michigan drum major,
was the first drum major to ever throw a baton
over the goal-post at a football game. He did this
in 1914, in Ann Arbor. Hmmm, and that was way
back in days before Michigan football needed a
band to make it interesting.
A bridge fiend walked into his house Tues-
day and said, "Let's round up a fifth for bridge."
Brothers tried to explain that only four could

Helsinki Chorus ...
Finland, it seems, can sing as well
as pay its debts, After greeting its
Hill Auditorium audience unexpect-
edly with The Star:Spangled Banner,
the male chorus from the University
of Helsinki, at present on a govern-
ment-supported tour of Eastern
America, last night sung its way
among the lakes and mountains of
Finnish folk-lore to a thrill-inspiring
peak in the songs of Selim Palmgren.
The all-Finnish -program had its limi-
tations, in a lack of sufficient variety
of style and mood. But as an educa-
tional as well as an emotional experi-
ence, the performance more than bal-
anced any monotony by its unique in-
In all, twelve Finnish composers
were represented on the program,
with Sibelius and Palmgren carrying
off top honors in both quantity and
quality. The exquisitely lovely Cradle
Song of the latter was repeated at the
request of the audience, as were the
same composer's Surmmer Evening
and Armas Maasalo's saucy "Chubby-
Cheek." Outstanding also were the
haunting, reflective beauty of Toivo
Kuula's In The Evening, Tornudd's
droll tale of the progressively inebri-
ant Prokko, and the Cossack-like
March of the Peasant Army of Kuula
which, with Sibelius' The Broken
Voice, completed the encores of the
For a university organization (in
which, however, judging by their ap-
parent ages, there must have been a
great many 'graduate" students), the
Helsinki group turned in a remark-
ably fine choral performance. Collec-
tively, the tone was of excellent qual-
ity, full of vitality, and well-placed
in all degrees from an exquisite pian-
issimo to a resonant but unforced for-
tissimo. The intonation, although pro-
cured in a rather laborious manner
before each number, was unimpeach-
able, and in all respects of technique
the Chorus showed itself well-drilled
and well-controlled. Stage showman-
ship was absent almost to the point
of over-informality, and musically
there were none of the sharp dynamic
changes, tonal aberrations, and extra-
musical tricks much used by some
choral conductors. The three solo-
ists, Alfons Almi and ViljoLehtinen,'
tenors, and Helge Virkkunen, bari-
tone, were capable in every respect.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 18.-(A)-
A fleet of 18 bombing planes, a fight-
ing wing of the United States Navy,
droned high over the Pacific sea lanes
tonight, bearing 127 officers and men
non-stop to Honolulu.
The Navy described the flight as
"delivery by air of new aircraft in
conformity with naval practice."
Some of the ships bounced heavily on
the water before gaining flying speed.,

L.S.&A. Juniors and Seniors wish-
Final Examination Schedule, First Semester, 1937-38: College of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts, Graduate School. School of Education, School of

Time of Examination

Exam. Time
Group of
Letter Exercise
A Mon. at 8
B Mon. at 9
C Mon. at 10
D Mon. at 11
E Mon. at1
F Mon. at 2
G Mon. at 3
H Tues. at 8
I Tues. at 9
J Tues. at 10
K Tues. at 11
L Tues. at 1
M Tues. at 2
N Tues. at 3
O Special
P Special
Q Special
R Special

First Semester

Second Semester




2- 5
2- 5
2- 5
2- 5
2- 5
2- 5
2- 5
2- 5
2- 5



8, 9-12
6, 2- 5
7, 9-12
6, 9-12
13, 9-12
4, 9-12
9, 9-12
13, 2- 5
7, 2- 5
9, 2- 5
10, 2- 5
14, 9-12
10; 9-12
11, 2- 5
8, 2- 5
11, 9-12
14, 2- 5
4, 2- 5

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19, 1938
Automobile Regulation: Permission
to drive for social purposes during
the week-end of the J-Hop from Fri-
day noon, Feb 11, until Monday morn-
ing, Feb. 14, at 8 a.m., may be obtain-
ed at Room 2. University Hall through
the following procedure:
1. Parent signature cards should be
secured at this office and sent
home for the written approval of
the parents.
2. Upon presentation of the signed
card together with accurate infor-
mation with regard to the make,
type and license number of the car
to be used, a temporary permit will
be granted. It is especially im-
portant to designate the year of
the license plates which will be
on the car during the week-end of
Feb. 11.
3. Out of town cars used for the week-
end must not be brought into Ann
Arbor before 12 o'clock noon on
Friday, Feb. 11, and must be taken
out 'before 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb.
The foregoing wil not apply to those
students who possess regular driving
permits. The above permission will
automatically be granted to this
Office of the Dean of Students

Summer Work: Registration for
summer work including camp coun-
seling is being held this week, today,
Jan. 19, through Friday, Jan. 21 at
201 Mason Hall. Office hours: 9:00-
12:00 and 2:00-4:00.
University Bureau of Appoint-
ments 'and Occupational In-
formation, 201 Mason Hall.
The Bureau has received notice of
the following Secondary School Ex-
aminations, given by the Board of
Examiners, Newark, New Jersey:
Art- (Drawing and Design).
Mechanical Drawing.
The Salary schedule for the posi-
tions provides for a minimum of $2,-
200 and a maximum of $4,600 per
Residence in the city of Newark
will be required of candidates taking
the written examination for place-
ment on the "Preferred Substitute
For further information, please call
at the office, 201 Mason Hall.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information.
German Departmental Library: All
books loaned from the library (204-
U.H.) must be in not later than Jan.

Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the
University. Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the President
until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Any deviation from the above schedule may be made only by mutual agree-
ment between students and instructor and with the approval of the Examina-
tion Schedule Committee.
N.B. Within the past year, the time of exercise for several of the courses
listed in the Literary Announcement has been changed, but due to an over-
sight no corresponding change was made in the Examination Group Letter.
In order to avoid conflicts in such cases, the time of exercise-rather than the

Examination Group Letter-must be

"The New Supplement"
By a Former Editor of CONTEMPORARY

To the Editor:
I was associated with Contem-
porary during the entire three years
of its existence. Naturally, I rather
resent being called a snob, particular-
ly since my fellow editors and I always
felt that most of our efforts were be-
ing expended in a constant, if per-j
haps disorganized and certainly un-
successful, effort to get more people
connected with the magazine both as
contributors and members of the
My purpose in writing this letter,
beyond that of self-defense, is to add
my support to the Daily's suggestion
that a new literary magazine be start-
ed and to indicate what I consider
the primary problems in such a ven-
The Daily's contention that there is
plenty of material on campusris
undeniably true. The task of ferret-
ing out that material is, however,
no easy one. In the entire course of
Contemporary's existence, I do not be-
lieve that more than ten or twenty
per cent of the published material
was submitted without personal solic-
itation on the part of the editors. A
dependence upon finding out the
name of everyone who writes and
contacting him personally makes
omission and consequent lack of com-
plete representativeness almost inev-
itable. The only condition under
which such representativeness can be
achieved is if those who write feel
interested enough to offer their work
without invitation and objective
enough to realize that rejection of
some things in favor of other does not
necessarily indicate snobbishness.
The problem of getting a reason-
ably fluid and competent staff is per-
haps most important of all. The
same group controlled Contemporary,
for three years only because there
seemed to be no more than one or two
students on the subordinate staff of
sufficient responsibility to take com-
plete charge. We never had a large
enough group of tryouts to choose
from. This was because mature stu-
dents of literary interests did not care
I to give their time or were not humble
enough to submit to the humiliation

Contemporary's demise was most di-
rectly caused by the decision of the
members of our small and overworked'
business staff to stop being suckers.
Again, lack of money made it im-
possible to reduce the price of the
magazine to fifteen cents or even a
dime, where, logically, it should stand
in order to get a large circulation
without being a hardship to the fi-
nances of those who buy it.
I have recently heard that the
Board in Control of Publications
loaned a shockingly large sum of
money to Panorama, in the expecta-
tion that the magazine would show a
profit. Although the Board offered'
money to Contemporary for this year,
it was insufficient to allow any re-
duction in price or any payment to
the business staff, both of which I
consider of prime importance to thea
permanent existence of a literary
publication. It seems to 'me im-
measurably better from the point of
view of an educational institution to
lose money in maintaining and cir-
culating a literary magazine than to
make money on an imitation of Look.
The problem of what will interest a
student audience is one which, ad-
mittedly, the editors of Contemporary
failed to solve. Our first assumption
that a literary magazine might par-
donably print literary articles was
soon abandoned. During last year,
if I recall, the magazine did not con-
tain a single literary article. Instead,
considering it our function to publish
articles concerned with the student,
we had four articles on higher edu-
cation, one on the history of the dor-
mitory question at Michigan, one on
the student peace movement, and
various others which we considered
of direct interest to college students
as a special class. The short stories
were, in their virtues and faults, typ-
ical of the best undergraduate prod-
uct. We reviewed books of substan-
tially the same type as those reviewed
in the Daily, concentrating somewhat
more on significant non-fiction, and
we made it a point to comment on
Ann Arbor cultural events, except
when the magazine was to appear too
long after the event. In the poetry,
all written on campus, we tried to

employed in determining the time of
ing to change their field of concen-
tration for the second semester,
please procure slips at Room 4 U. H.,
have them signed by the adviser in
the new field, and return them to
Room 4, U.H before Feb. 1, 1938.
Robert L. Williams
Students Planning to do Directed
Teaching: Students expecting to do
directed teaching the second seies-
ter are urged to interview Dr. Curtis
in Room 2442 University Elementary
School according to the following
Wednesday, Jan. 26: 1:30 to 4:30,
Mathematics and Science, Commer-
cial Subjects.
Thursday, Jan. 27: 1:30 to 4:30
Latin, French, German, Fine Arts.
Friday, Jan. 28: 9:00 to 12:00,
English and Speech.
Friday, Jan. 28: 1:30 to 4:30, So-
cial Studies.
Assignments for directed teaching
are made in order of application.
Graduate School: All graduate stu-
dents who expect to complete the re-
quirements for a degree at the close
of the present semester should call
at the office of the Graduate School,
1006 Angell Hall, to check their re=
cords and to secure the proper blank
to be used in making application for
the diploma. This application should
be filed not later than the end of
Registration forms for the second
semester are available in the office,
Graduate students are urged to fill
out the forms in advance and to se-
cure the necessary signatures. Reg-
istration must be completed in Water-
man Gymnasium, February 10, 11 and
12. The late registration fee will be
charged beginning Monday, February
New students, or students trans-
ferring, should at an early date ask
the Secretary ofatheir School or Col-
lege to prepare and send to the office
of the Graduate School an official
transcript of their undergraduate re-
cords. New students are advised to
apply for admission on advance of
C. S. Yoakum.
Graduating Seniors: L.S.&A.:
Senior dues will be collected Mon-
day through Thursday in the lobby of
Angell Hall during the week of Jan.
16, or may be paid to any member of
the finance committee before Jan.

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