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The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of the Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
To J9ormtlories . . .
W ITH AN ANNOUNCEMENT in yester-
day's Daily for the Poo on Foo dance,
in opposition to the dance for dormitory funds, a
group of fraternity men seemingly pushed their
evil left hand to the betrayal of their right. They
pled with fraternity men, "Don't knit. your own
noose." But they left the Michigan fraternity sys-
tem to wiggle from a noose that, by their very
opposition, they themselves knit.
Those who support the anti-dormitory group
are aggravating an already extensive ill will to-
ward fraternities. They are saying: "You who
want dormitories are our enemies. We intend
to fight you, do what yo may."
I Perhaps this group fails to realize the power
of the University and the potential power of the
independent student body, both of which forces
are invited to fight with organizations which are
3gainst dormitories. With their welfare at stake,
each will fight fiercely. And for complete aboli-
tion of fraternities.
If this anti-dormitory group represents a mi-
nority, as we hope, the problem created by it
should tentatively be left in the hands of the In-
terfraternity Council. May the Council act with
There was once a duke's mistress who snubbed
the king, only to find both herself and the duke
Joseph S. Mattes.
G OVERNOR GEORGE EARLE'S pro-
posal for federal ownership of the
anthracite coal mines of Pennsylvania as the
"only enduring" solution to the ills of the in-
dustry brings to the foreground the Coal Bill
currently pending in Parliament. The bill arose
out of the difficulties of the coal industry in
England and its primary purpose, like that pro-
posed by Governor Earle (despite his contention
that low-priced coal for the homes of the nation
is his objective), is to eliminate the uncertainties
inextricably linked with the industry.
Even in England where the bill is of immediate
concern it hs been often misinterpreted and mis-
:uoted. Before Americans in search of panaceas
start to do the same thing, they would .dp well
to acquaint themselves with the conditions which
necessitated the formulation and the actual pro-.
visions of the English measure.
In the first place, it is pertinent to point out,
as Lord Baldwin did when his Government pre-
sented the bill to Parliament, that the provisions
do not call for the "nationalization" of the Eng-
lish coal mines, but for the stabilization of
royalties accruing to the operators of coal mines.
In other words, the English goveinment will own
the coal but not the mines from -which the coal
is drawn. All private selling of coal is to disap-
pear, and the royalty owners are to be compen-
sated in cash out of money to be raised by a
loan through the new Coal Commission, with a
Treasury guarantee. This ownership of mined
coal by the state will cost approximately $325,-
000,000, a sum fixed by arbitration for the pur-
chase of the present income from coal royalties.
This will give to the owners an absolutely assured
and stable income in place of one dependent
on the future of the coal industry.
Despite the apparent significance of govern-
will have to lease the area to a private under-
taking to be worked for profit. Furthermore
the powers of the Commission to bring about
colliery amalgamations for greater operating effi-
ciency have been carefully circumscribed. It was
this same condition that brought the efforts of
the Coal Mines Reorganization Commission of
1930 to failure. Although the responsibility for
accepting or rejecting amalgamation schemes
proposed by the new Coal Commission has been
transferred from an arbitrary body to the respon-
sible Board of Trade in the House of Commons,
this does not mean that compulsory amalgama-
tion will be made any easier.
Nevertheless, taken as a whole, English con-
sumers and economists favor the bill, despite its
evident attempt to placatie the mine owners.
Many progressive Englishmen agree that even
though the bill does not permanently set the coal
industry in order, the transference of coal roy-
alties to what is in effect public management con-,
stitutes a step forward.
- H with DISRAELI L
"GOSH, you're wonderful! Gosh, BRAG," said
Johnny, "In your Hitler uniform and with
that mustache you're the nuts, honestly!"
The senior thrust a hand into his shirt so that
he looked like Hitler looking like Mussolini look-
ing like Napoleon. His hand made his fraternity
pin stick out so that it glittered brightly in the
"The football team is lousy," the senior said.
"Ho, ho, ho-ho!" laughed Johnny Greenbe-
hindtheears. "Are you a wag, Mr. BRAG! You
are funny indeed, Mister BRAG!" And Johnny
shortened his steps so that BRAG could keep up
as they went up the stone walk of BRAG's fra-
"Gosh, it's swell of you to invite me to dinner,
Mister BRAG. I wish I could have dinner with
you every night and I even wish I could live in
such a magnificent house with you, Mister BRAG.
You and it are the nuts indeed." And little John-
ny Greenbehindtheears looked wistfully about
him and in a burst of longing, leaned down to rub
the bit of fur on BRAG's lip the right way. BRAG
smiled absently and held his head up so Johnny
could reach without stooping too far.
Until dinner Johnny lolled about with BRAG
on the divans and sofas of the living room, talk-
ing of this and of that.
"I've been here for five years and the football
team is lousy, said BRAG out of the corner of
his mouth. "Yes, I have been here for five years
and I hope I never leave. Always I want this
comfort, Johnny. And, Johny, your admiration
touches me. I like the way your run your hand
through my mustache-even if it isn't a real mus-
tache, you know, Johnny."
"Gosh, Mister BRAG, it sure is magnificent,
living this way. Someday I shall live this way too.
And .. . BRAG . . . BRAG . . . if . . . I mean
when you graduate . . . you'll let me wear your
Hitler suit, wont you?"
"Well . . . we'll say my Pilsudski uniform any-
Johnny sighed happily, sinking into the soft
cushions in voluptuous delight, the knowledge
that all the joys of this fraternity could never be
his except through the graciousness of his friend
BRAG. Maybe someday ... but he couldn't see
His various reflections were interrupted by
BRAG leaping up. "Gosh! I got to get into my
Kemal Pasha suit before dinner." And he ran
AT DINNER Johnny sat beside BRAG and
watched to see which fork to use first and
afterwards watched BRAG's lip so's he could fol-
low the words of the songs the brother sang at
the table, Johnny was happy and wished like
the devil that the Greenbehindtheears hardware
business over at Dexter-on-the-Huron could be
changed overnight into a stockbroker's office or a
bookie joint so that he too could live comfortably
with BRAG and the brothers.
After dinner, the house president rattled his
spoon against his water glass for attention.
"Fellows! You all know about the Flooper-
Dooper dance next Friday, don't you? The dance
being run to show all the alumni that we need
dormitories on the campus? I've got the tickets
here with me and because there are plenty of
people who should have better places to live, I
think it's up to us to support this drive."
"You're not going to that, are you?" BRAG
said to Johnny. "You're not going to help put
fraternities out of business-no little places for
guys like you and me to lay around in and talk
about swing records and women and stuff."
Johnny was vigorous. "Hell, no! BRAG, you
know I wouldn't do that. You don't think I want
to spoil all this." And he looked around at the
living room in admiration.
"That's okay then. But now, you'll have to
pardon me but I have a couple of miles to go
across town to the Foo Poo Foo house to
see my best friend about fighting this Flooper-
Dooper. We're going to run a dance called the
Flooper-Dooper-on-Flooper-Dooper. Get the
anti-dormitory people behind it!
Johnny nodded approval, leaving reluctantly,
and letting his hands trail over the soft furni-
WHEN JOHNNY GREENBEHINDTHEEARS
went home to his room on Thompson Street,
the stairs echoed creakily his progress upstairs.
But the noise of timbers cracking from rottenness
didn't bother Johnny's thinking. He sat at his
study table. His mnind was on his dinner with
BRAG. Someday.. . someday if something hap-
pened. . . why didn't Daddy Greenbehindtheears
I/ feemr lo Me
I like the book by Lin Yutang called "The Im-
portance of Living," because it has nothing to do
with success. I hope it will be taken as a chaser
by all the vast number of readers who have
perused Dale Carnegie.
One of the best chapters in Lin's collection of
philosophic essays deals with the art of loafing.
This is a practice not well understood in Amer-
ica. Indeed, the word "loafer" is libelous. In
current usage one who loafs is a parasitic person
who sits around all daydoing
But this definition defames
an ancient and a necessary
art. The technique of true
loafing is not as simple as all
that. Long before Lin Yu-
tang, the Chinese columnist,
began to write pieces for
American readers the great-
est of our native poets cele-
brated the art of relaxation as a form of cere-
bration. Walt Whitman in loafing used to "in-
vite" his soul, and this is the trick which marks
the loafer from the idler.
Sports writers have been quick to note the
distinction. On almost every rainy day during
the baseball season one of the boys pulls the
ld wheeze about the players in the hotel lobby
-"Some of them sit and think and others just
Loafing And Hibernation
The distinction is of importance. Loafing and
hibernation will be confused only by the inatten-
tive observer As a matter of fact, the person
who works all day long seldom accomplishes
much. The good workman in any field of
endeavor ought to learn to be expert in tossing
aside his tools.
I have no intention of endeavoring to do a book
in competition with Dale Carnegie, because I have
only one theory for success which I would recom-
ment to the younger generation, and it can be
stated in a sentence-"Always be sure to watch
the clock." Possibly a postcript in the same spirit
might be added-"Try and be the first one out of
the shop when the whistle blows."
Such statements may be taken by some as an
effort to be antic or whimsical, but I was never
more serious in my life. The man who has no
likely interest outside his job will never be pa'-
ticularly useful to anybody.
I have never met a pay roll, but for almost a
year I was an executive having a staff of ten per-
sons to whom I could give orders, although they
never paid much attention. The job was that of
sports editor, and I thought I was pretty good,
although the man who ran the paper did not
igree with this estimate. Indeed, he disagreed
so violently that he eased me out of the job on
a snowy night just before Christmas. There is no
evidence even yet that he regrets his rash action.
And yet he should. I got for my employer-and
it was wholly my own idea-the best sports writer
the paper ever had before or since. I refer to
He Knew The Tricks
I knew that Bill was good before the first week
was out because he never showed up on time,
and if I ever bent over the mass of details which
cluttered my executive desk he took occasion to
beat it out of the office without bothering to
say, "Good night, boss."
That was the form I suggested to the members
of the staff. I explained that I felt self-conscious
if anybody called me "mister." It all ended up
with my being called "Uncle Heywood." There
wasn't any discipline in that office. Sometimes
I still wonder how we ever got the page out.
But we always did. I kept a four-column cut of
Christy Mathewson in one of the drawers of the
desk, and if there was a hole in the page and
I could remember which drawer we fished out the
picture and went to press.
There have been better-looking sport pages, but
not so very many which were better written.
When you wanted Bill he wasnt there. He would
be around the corner, but when he came back he
always had a little masterpiece ready to thump
out on his typewriter. He knew the trick. The
man worth while is the man who always keeps
in mind the thought, "I mustn't strain myself."
Some day before I get too old to profit by it
I'm going to learn not to work so hard.
Sy n co pat ion n
By TOM McCANN
No apologies need be forthcoming from anyone
after the recent announcement of the J-Hop
bands. Under the difficult circumstances, the
Hop's music committee was extremely fortunate
in signing Jimmy Dorsey. About the choice of
Kay Kyser . . . well, they say it takes two for a
game of "Twenty Questions"-it also takes two
for a game of J-Hop.'
Unless we're whistling in the dark, Jimmy Dor-
sey will be the only attraction on the night of
Feb. 11. How the great Dorsey Brothers com-
bination -was dissolved, how brother Jimmy took
his band to Bing Crosby and the Kraft Music
Hall, and how Tommy revitalized the old Joe
Haymes band are nowadays musically historical
facts known to almost all followers of popular
Norman Rosten's play, This Proud THURSDAy, JAN. 20, 1938
Pilgrimage, which Play Production is VOL. XLVIII. No. 85
presenting tonight and Friday and
Saturday nights at the Lydia Mendel- Department of Romance Languages
ssohn Theatre, is based on the Hay- There will be a meeting of the Staff
market bomb affair. this afternoon at 4:10 in Room 108
R.L. Reports of phairmen are ex-
On May 4, 1886, in Chicago, a large pected.
peaceful meeting in connection withped
the eight-hour day movement was Notice: Attention of all concerned.
interrupted by a bomb explosion. and particularly of those having of-
Many were killed and wounded. fices in Haven Hall, or the Western
Amidst an hysterical fear of anar- portion of the Natural Science Build-
chists, seven men were .tried and con- .
demned to be hanged by what is now ing, to the fact that parking of cars
generally considered to have been;in the driveway between these two
atrocious railroading. One man, buil dnguseis of the driinconvenent
Parsons, who was present among thetomereusersotiveanderome
speakers, could have escaped, but times results in positive danger to
gave himself up in the belief that by other drivers and to pedestrians on
his innocence he could save the men the diagonal and other walks. You
whom he knew were equally inno- are respectfully asked not to park
cent. He was hanged. there, and if members of your family
Rosten has used this episode as the call for you, especially at noon when
traffic both on wheels and on foot is
dramatic focus for a play conveying heavy, it is especially urged that the
an epic sense of the opening of Amer-
ica, the building of railroads, the adjacent to the north darking a
rise of factories and the change in versity Hall. Waiting in the drive-
labor'-capital relations from the pi- '.
oneering to the industrial era. The way blocks traffic and involves con-
play carries a lyric cry against op- fusion, inconvenience and danger
pression and a threnody for heroic just as much when a person is sitting
dead, but the unifying theme is a in a car as when the car is parked
challenging and cleansing exultation ,empty.
in the spirit of America. University Senate Committee on
The historical episode and charac- Parking,
ters are treated freely, a score of!
characters are introduced, and the German Departmental Library: All
central figure, Sidney Bronson, was books loaned from the library (204-
no more than suggested by Parsons. U.H.) must be in not later than Jan.
Rosten has introduced his script with 22.
the statement: "Most of my material Student Loans: All requests for new
is, by dramatic necessity, built around Sdloans for the second semestei'should
an imaginative rather than historical be filed in the Office of the Dean of
core; though I have drawn richly Suet no eoeJn 5
from dramatic events. However, i Students on or befor Jan. 25.
was the spirit of the incident: the for- Division of the Social Sciences: The
ward drive of a rising splendid mer-
ciless America. that absorbed me attention of the members is again
more than the simple case-history, called to the change of date of the
and ithis th siimtI hae-tr tdinner scheduled at first for tonight,
and it is this spirit I have tried to Jan. 20, and then changed to Tues-
capture and make into a dramatic day, Jan. 25, at the Michigan Union.
poem." Carl E.G
The result is original and powerful. ICrE. Guthe.
In the verse, Mr. Rosten has achieved Summer Work, Today, Jan. 20 and
an idiom distinctive and individual in tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 21 are the last
contempoiary poetic drama, anda days of registration for camp coun-
medium vigorous and flexible foi' his seling and other summer employ-
varied purposes. ment. Call at the office 201 Mason
As a production problem, the play Hall between 9:00-12:00 and 2:00-
is an ambitious undertaking for a 4:00: for application blank.
university theatre. There are 14 University Bureau of Appoint-
scenes and approximately 50 charac-' ments and Occupational In-
ters, 15 of them major parts. None of formation, 201 Mason Hall.
the minor parts are mass characters,
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.
20. These dues must be paid before
a graduate's name can appear in the
graduation announcement that is
published by the class.
Sophomores: Pay class dues Jan.
19, 20, 21 in the lobby of Angell Hall
from 9:00 to 3:00.
All Independents who wish to sit
in a booth at the J-Hop may do so
by applying at the office of the Con-
gress, Room 306 of the Union after
they have purchased their ticket.
A 75-cent booth assessment and the
number of the ticket will be necessary
for registration. In-as-much as there
are only three booths available, regis-
tration will be closed after the first
Registration hours will begin on
Thursday, Jan. 20, and continue from
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. until the 100 tickets
All women purchasirW J-Hop tick-
ets may also register at this time.
Political Science Department:
Changes in courses for second semes-
Pol. Sci. 2, sec. 6 (Professor Pol-
lock), will be given at 11, TuThS,
1035 A.H. instead of at 10.
Pol. Sci. 52, sec. 4, will be given at
10, TuThS, 1035 A.H., by Professor
Pollock instead of at 1, MWF, by
Pol. Sci. 68 (exam group E~) will
be given at 1, MWF, 2203 A.H., by
Professor Calderwood instead of at 9,
TuThS, by Professor Hayden.
Political Science 154, Governments
and Politics of the Far East, will not
Political Science 142 will not be
Political Science 164 (exam group
D will be given at 9 TuTh instead of
at 2. J. R. Hayden.
Geology 11 Make-up Exam. The
make-up for all three bluebooks this
semester will be held Friday, Jan,
21 at 9 a.m. in N.S. Auditorium. These
examinations will be given at no
By NORMAN T. KIELL
Rosten 's Proud Play
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin is construcive notice to all members of t;h
University. Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the President
until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
but sharply etched individuals; the The Bureau has received notice of Students wishing to concentrate in
bit parts all need skilled acting. the following Secondary School Ex- English. An alternative qualifying
The production is under the direc- aminations, given by the Board of examination will be given Monday
tion of Valentine Windt, director of .Examiners, Newark, New Jersey: night, Jan. 24, at 7 o'clock in Room
Play Production. The staging and Art-(Drawing and Design). 2225 Angell Hall. Juniors are par-
scenic design are by Oren Parker, who Music-Vocal. ticularly urged to take the examina-
has achieved a very successful and , Music-Instrumental. tion at this time.
interesting solution. In a play that Mechanical Drawing.
is realistic in background but with a The Salary schedule for the posi- Concerts
lyric exaltation in the treatment, ai tions provides for a minimum of $2,-
succession of realisic sets would dis- 200 and a maximum of $4,600 per Graduation Recital Postponed: The
tract from the content and mood. Al- annum. recital scheduled for Friday evening
so in a play of epic sweep, the stag- Residence in the city of Newark by Charles McNeill, violinist, has been
ing must be simplified to the utmost will be required of candidates taking postponed until the second semester.
not to break the flow through the nu- the written examination for place-
merous scenes. The solution was ment on the "Preferred Substitute Exhibition
found in a design of abstract forms List."
in a unit set of ramps and acting For further information, please call Etchings, Aquatints and Mezzotints
levels without walls. Locale is sug- at the office, 201 Mason Hall. by Professor Alexander Mastro-Va-
gested with avoidance of realism by Bureau of Appointments and lerio of the College of Architecture,
disotion. Evryascene isna cos Occupational Information. in the South Gallery, Alumni Mem-
position in dynamic line and mass o'a al n thns ihgah
tibat provides an appropriate back- The Bureau has received notice of Woodcuts by the Chicago Artists
ground to the vitality of the play. The the following Civil Service Examina- Group in the North Gallery, Alumni
author's delighted exclamation at the tions: Memorial Hall; daily 2 to 5 p.m. in
first rehearsal on the set is the best! Principal Plant Physiologist, $5,600Meluding Sundays, Jan.2 th mough 2
comment-"It works!" It is just that a year; Bur'eau of Plant Industry, De- eudingtheSuasJan.1 through 26,o
kind of a set. partment of Agriculture. under the auspices o
Fire Cooperation Specialist, $3,800 Art Association.
a year; U.S. Forest Service, Depart- Lectures
ment of Agriculture.
On T he Level Actuarial Assistant, $2,580 per year; University Lecture: Dr. Hu Shih,
Detroit Civil Service Commission. Dean of the Chinese National Univer-
Messenger (Male), $900 a year; De- sity, Peiping, will lecture on "De-
troit Civil Service Commission. mocracy versus Fascism in China,"
By WRAG Forestry Helper, 'Prevailing Rate' on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 4:15 p.m.
Disliking to personalize a column . to be salary; Seasonal Employment; ,in the Natural Science Auditorium
such as this, I feel that the time has Detroit Civil Service Commission. under the auspices of the Depart-
come to lay my cards on the table and J u n i o r Electrical Engineering ment of Political Science. The public
explain my bids of the past few days. Draftsman, $2,040 a year; Detroit is cordially invited.
, Civil Service Commission.
First, allow me to explain that t For further information please call Events Today
the POO ON FOO group has no at the office, 201 Mason Hall. 2
support from the president of the Bureau of Appointments and University Broadcast 3-3:00 p.m.
Interfraternity Council. He is an Occupational Information. Amateur Theatre Series. Topic:
idealistic fraternity man who Writing the Radio Play, Waldo Abbot,
feels that not even deferred rush- . Freshman Residence in Fraterni- Assistant Prof. of Speech, Director of
ing or a town full of dorms could ties: At a recent meeting of the Com- Broadcasting Service.
ever oust fraternities. mittee on Student Affairs the follow-
aation ws ten
Secondly, let me say that all fra- As an incentive to improved schol- The Observatory Journal Club will
ternity men join the rest in believing I arship and as an aid to those fra-. meet at 4:15 Thursday afternoon.
that dormitories are beneficial and ternities whose houses have been only! meet at 4:15 today in the Observatory
necessary to this University. They partially filled during the first se- lecture room.
nave voted to that effect in the past mester, the request be granted sub- Dr. D. B. McLaughlin will review
with assurances that their support ject to the following conditions: the article, "The Interpretation of
would not be forgotten when arrange- 1. That proper notice of intention Epsilon Aurigae" by Keiper, Struve
mnents between fraternity freshmen to move be given to the Office of the and Stromgren. Tea will be served at
and the Dormitory were reached. Dean of Students in writing by the 4:00.
* ':' freshman at least one month before
However, these too-good-to-be- the beginning of the second semester; Journal Club: Meets today, Michi-
true promises have been tossed out 2. That the freshman be scholas- gan Union Room 304 at 4:00.
through Murfin Gate now that fra- tically eligible for initiation;
ternities have started the dormitory 3. That the freshman present to the Association Fireside: The student
ball rolling. And the controlling men Dean of Students written permission Religious Association will hold their
now smile and say, "Come now, fra- from his parent or guardian to live i weekly Fireside Session Thursday eve-
toinities. Your end is inevitable. Bow 1in his fraternity house; 1 ning at eight o'clock.
out graciously and help us get rid of 4. That except in extraordinary Professor Howard Y. McClusky will
ci'cumstances wnere, in tne opinion lead the discussion. This will be the
Fraternities and dormitories I of the Dean of Students, conditions last meeting this semester.
can exist together if fraternities warrant exception being made, per-
can justify their being (I know i mission shall not be given for fresh-~ is i ore h e rs
they can) and dorm controllers men residence in any fraternity ex- First Aid Course: The Red Cross
will return their original fair cept first aid course for Uversity students
promises concerning fraternity a.) to fill room vacancies existing 2330 UniversitygHospital.
men in the dormitories, during the first semester, or caused
by first semester occupants leaving Grand Opening Tonight: Play Pro-
This is what the POO ON FOO +i pnivpr in on - -