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SATURDAY, JAN. 22, 1939



Dr. Hutchins On Education
Excerpts from 'Why Go To College?' in The Saturday Evening Post

This Proud Pilgrimag e .. .
Dear Norman:

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Daily are written by members of the Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
it's An III Wind,
And Blows No Good. ***
O NCE MORE AMERICA is witnessing
an example of that most grotesque
abuse of our representative government, the
Senate filibuster. A dozen reactionary Southern
politicians, owing their jobs to the maintenance
of a social and economic caste system supposedly
:utlawed by Constitutional amendment 70 years
ago, take advantage of the unlimited debate rule
of the upper House to block legislation desired by
a majority of the people and their representatives
by occupying the entire period of each day's ses-
sion with otherwise totally pointless oratory.
The filibuster has always been a favorite wea-
pon of the rotten-borough Senators of the South-
ern states. The late unlamented Huey Long
was especially adept at it. The present Senator
from Louisiana, Ellender, is likewise a master at
the art of talking endlessly to rows of empty
Nor is he lacking in able support from his
colleagues; Senator Byrnes expounds for hours
upon the beauties of his native Carolina; Senator
Connally affords breathing spells for both by
reading into the Congressional Record useless
and irrelevant reports; even those two blossoms
of the flower of Southern womanhood, Dixie
Graves of Alabama and Hattie Caraway of Ar-
kansas, have contributed wind to the filibustering
Night sessions are expected to begin next week
in the Senate in an effort to wear out the iron-
lunged Southern Ciceros. It is by no means
certain that they will succeed in their purpose,
and already there is a considerable amount of
talk about "making a deal" with the offenders
by shelving the Anti-Lynch Bill in return for
votes on the wages and hours bill. What a reflec-
tion on the methods of democratic government
this is if it is necessary to kill one piece of
popular social legislation in order to gain enact-
ment of another!
Hitler and Mussolini perhaps do well to mock
parliamentary institutions if the present tragi-
comedy is a fair or frequent example of the demo-
cratic process.
Joseph Gies.
Mr. reedmuan Accused ...

To the Editor:
We wish this letter to reach the person who
wrote the alibi for Mr. Freedman in the issue
of the 21st.
You state that Mr. Freedman is not a com-
munist. We have seen nothing in print that has
so designated Mr. Freedman, yet your immediate
denial points to the obvious-that Mr. Freedman
may not be a communist in the sense of paying
dues to Moscow-but that he is either of the
same invariable pinkish tendencies of the parlor
type that infest your editorial department-or
allows his personal antipathy toward Ford to
guide his rantings.
The editorial wasnot worthy of comment as it
was what was to be expected from the official
publication of the University of Michigan or the
City College of New York. Your denial, however,
was interesting.
A.-A -f All

You will return to college at the end of your
first semester or your first year and pursue your
studies. They will get harder as you go along.
You will have to think harder and work harder.
And the college which you a e attending may
make it hara to stick at the business of getting
an education. For the college you are attending
will probably be one that is distinguished for its
financial resources, its athletic facilities and its
social advantages; most American colleges are.
Gentlemen purchased at what, for the teaching
profession, are good salaries will exert themselves
to keep you amused. Gentlemen purchased at
even higher salaries will exert themselves to keep
you employed in the gymnasium and on the ath-
letic field. Your associates will be gentlemen. If
you expend no more effort on your courses than
you have to, you will find little difficulty in
passing them, for they are adjusted to the ability
of the average student. This is the unrippled
stream of "college life" down which you may
meander if you want to.
If you ignore your opportunity as we (Mr. Hut-
chins' generation) ignored ours, the world may
finally discovered that the poets have it all
over the professors. It is a shame, for during the
past four years we must have lugged several thou-
sand of the best poets around with us from class
to class. And even after much labor on the
professor's parts and so much on ours, the mean-
ing of poetry has never come home to us so crush-
ingly and with such a poignancy as in the first
night of Normie Rosten's play at Lydia Mendels-
THURSDAY EVENING we saw a production
that was close to epic proportions. The
broad scope of Rosten's view and the clean, clear
treatment have given his play a lyricism that the
ordinary prose drama is naturally incapable of
achieving. That the play is a piece about the
events leading up to the Haymarket Riot and
that social and economic injustice is the theme is
not the most important thing. It is the ability
of Rosten's mind to envision a great "three thou-
sand mile machine" oiled with the sweat of men
and powered by human will, that is important.
Rosten's imagination stretches from coast to
coast, through history into that consciousness
of what prose writers have only been able to
call the "American dream."
THAT IN ITSELF is sublime enough but Rosten
has been able to put it on the stage in
the language of our time and invest it with the
realization that many men have felt and of which
a few have written. Walt Whitman wandered
over America and wrote America down. But
Walt Whitman's poetry is closed within a book
and students don't read many books when they
are in school. 'Rosten has gone beyond a book
and beyond even the stage of Lydia Mendelssohn.
He has projected his conception right out into
the audience. We think those who were there
Thursday 'will pretty well agree that despite
certain technical deficiencies and periodic drags,
they experienced a constant tension and an ex-
citement not merely the terror and the fear of
dangerous events, but the exultation of a sublime
STRUCTURALLY, the play is perhaps a little
better than the usual student play. There
are drags and one or two of the important scenes
are too long. But this slack is caught up always
by the poetry Rosten writes. There is a close
kinship to Shakespearean structure-but pretty
nearly always the tension depends upon the sud-
den appearance out of the welter 'of words of
some cleanly written, all-embracing phrase, bril-
liantly terse or thoroughly beautiful. The sur-
prise and the pleasure are a unique experience
for those who have heard only Maurice Evans
speaking the words of 400 years ago or some of
the very inferior Shakespearean productions we
get in Ann Arbor.

WHATEVER a student's political convictions
or whatever his social position may be, we
recommend "This Proud Pilgrimage" as a new
emotional experience that will give him a victory
over the efforts of any professor and any three
hour course. The only thing it needs is prac-
tice and more people like Ed Jurist to speak the
lines. Charles Maxwell, William Rice, Morlye
Baer, Myron Wallace and Art Harwood are not
too far behind Ed either.
... Mr. Freedman Accuses
To the Editor:
I will not now elaborate on the stand taken in
my editorial on Henry Ford but shall specifically
refer to the label of communist which has been
applied to me.
I am neither "in the pay of Moscow," as was
suggested, nor do I have "pinkish tendencies of
the parlor type," except if I may be pardoned
for such boldness, that I have full confidence in,
President Roosevelt. Senator LaFollette, Mayor
LaGuardia and the increasing host of other
The term communist can be legitimately ap-
plied only to one who believes in the principles
of communism, while the more specific "Com-
munist" means a dues-paying member of the
Communist Party.

not let you off as easily as it did us. If you go
to college you will do well to insist on getting an
education, as we did not.
As I look around me from by vantage point of
my advanced years, I am unconvinced, unlike
many of my colleagues, that it is any easier to get
a real education today than it was in the Gay
20's. The depression no more sobered the col-
leges and the universities than it sobered the
nation at large. With the return of material
prosperity to certain areas of the population, our
institutions of higher learning are as much con-
cerned with the social and physical welfare 6f
their students as they were before the crash.
Fraternity houses and stadiums are again filled.
College and university presidents are setting the
pace for the students by promoting programs
of expansion and beautification which have little
to do with education. Education and scholar-
ship can be carried on in ramshackle buildings.
As a university president, I should not expect a
university to refuse gifts of beautiful and useful
buildings. As a sociable human being, I should
not expect a college or university to ignore the
social side of life. I should insist, however, that
colleges and universities place first things first.
The emphasis on the non-intellectual aspects of
college life can only stimulate students every-
where to emphasize fraternities, good manners
and athletics. This emphasis the country does
not need. V,
I, too, have observed that the students are not
so frivolous as I was. But I am not convinced
that the new seriousness is meritorious in itself.
It is not so important to be serious as it is to
be serious about important things. The monkey
wears an expression of seriousness which would
do credit to any college student, but the monkey
is serious because he itches. The depression,
which is credited with having brought on the new
seriousness in the colleges, merely intensified the
conviction of students and their parents that
it is important to make money.
ftfe em. r o Ale
Heywood BrounA
It is very many years since I have climbed up
into the thumb of the Statue of Liberty. Months
go by in which I fail to visit the Metropolitan
Museum of Art. Poe's cottage is known to me
only through fleeting glimpses as the taxi takes
me to a fight or a ball game
at the Yankee Stadium. But
when I get to Washington
everything is different. Then
I am infected with the tour-
ist spirit and follow guides
who identif'y the statues in
the Capitol and give out the
price of all the portraits,
which are pretty bad. In fact,
it seems to me that the
federal government is getting much better bar-
gains for itself today in art projects than a
century ago. when Congress was a sucker in vot-
ing appropriations for any foreign visitor who
wanted to do Washington, or Jefferson or Mad-
Last week, in the company of other visiting
firemen, I made the grand tour of the public
rooms in the White House. I had been in the
press room over in the office end of the building,
but this was the first time I ever had a chance
to go upstairs.
Lincoln Spirit Dominates House
It is curious how the spirit of Lincoln dominates
the mansion. Of all the Presidents it is his per-
sonality which has set a remaining imprint upon
the walls. There are portraits of Washington
galore, but he seems a long way off, and if I
remember my history the White House was
burned and rebuilt since his time. You do not
feel today that he walks the corridors.
Of course, many alterations have been made
since the Civil War, and yet the first gasp of awe
comes from the tourists when the guide says,
"This is the room in which Lincoln slept." Cer-

tainly paint and plaster have been applied since,
and the tiled bathroom could not have been the
one which Lincoln knew. Pictures and hangings
have been added. The whole look of the room
undoubtedly has been changed. I am not even
certain whether the bed itself is authentically
that which stood against the wall when Lincoln
walked the earth.
. e * *
Still His Room
But this remains his room in spite of Presidents
who came before him and who have followed
after. Nor will there be any in the future, I be-
lieve, to alter the fact that here is one corner
of the White House which is forever Lincoln.
I have heard a vague rumor which relates that
Where are some who say the great Emancipator
still glides at night out of a huge clothes press
and paces the room as he must have walked sleep-
less in the 1860s, worrying over bad news from
Grant, and even worse from Meade. Here. I
suppose, the germ came to him for the Gettys-.
burg address.
I believe some inner prompting of his presence
comes to all who tiptoe into the room.
The All-Am-erican Bo -
To the Editor:
By bed I pray at eventide the Lord to give

T hursdiay evening. Ann Arbor got SATURDAY, JAN. 2, 1938 under the auspices of the Depart-
its first glimpse of the first of theY VOL. XLVIII No. 87 ment of Political Science. The public
Rosten epics at the Lydia Mendel- is cordially invited.
ssohn Theatre. It was gratifying to Student Loans: All requests for new
see Play Production active in the in- loans for the second semester should A lecture on Religion as a World
terests of the student-playwright be filed in the Office of the Dean of Order, not as Utopian Idealism, will
again and noteworthy that they had Students on or before Jan. 25. be given at eight o'clock Friday eve-
chosen such an ambitious work as L.S.&A. Juniors and Seniors wish- ning, Jan. 21, in the Michigan League
3 or by Harlan Ober of Boston. Mr. Ober-
ours to resume what we all hope will: ing to change their field of concen- is an experienced lecturer and radio
be a continued policy. tration for the second semester, commentator on woi'ld events and
A good audience was out to see how please procure slips at Room 4 U.H., problems. His lecture is offered by
you presented the lusty conflicts of have them signed by the adviser in the Baha'i class and is free to the
the new field, and return them to bl
the eighteen-eighties between men of Room 4, U.H. before Feb. 1, 1938. pubic. No collection,
labor and finance, those men of one' Robert L. Williams. University Lecture: Sir Herbert
vision, one American ideal, who soon Uslters and re r Herbert
Ames, lecturer and former Canadian
were aligned against one another by School of Music Freshmen: Fresh- statesman, will lecture on "Does Gcr-
the contradictions of the economic men Group 69A and B, will meet with man Rearmament Necessarily Mean
system in which they worked; to hear their adviser Thursday, Jan. 27. at 4 War?" on Thursday, Jan. 27, in Nat-
the hard-scrapping lingo of the rail- p.m. in Room 205, School of Music ural Science Auditorium at 4:15 p.m.,
road builders, the silver dollar Building. under the auspices of the Depart-
speeches of the frock-coated men in ment of Political Science. The public
possession; the proud pilgrimage to Students Planning to do Directed is cordially invited.
Haymarket and the lightning tragedy Teaching: Students expecting to do
Hayaretandth lghnin tagdydirected teaching the second semes- E eTo a
that struck there; to learn the quiet ter are urged to interview Dr. Curtisy
weoist tofthealle innocetdreams of in Room 2442 University Elementary University Broadcast: 9-9:15 a.m.
wet t t he gallows ith dreams o School according to the following Jack and Joan at M ichian
thouandMav avsin teirheas-


Of all the 15 scenes that passed so Wednesday, Jan. 26: 1:30 to 4:30,
fluidly over the magnificent setting Mathematics and Science, Commer-
that Oren Parker conceived, the last cial Subjects.
was by far your best. Here your Thursday, Jan. 27: 1:30 to 4:30
bright-bodied poetry got hold, and Latin, French, German, Fine Arts.
even though the scene was physically Friday, Jan. 28: 9:00 to 12:00,
the most static of any in the play, you English and Speech.
ad us sitting on the edg s of our Friday, Jan. 28: 1:30 to 4:30, So-
seats by the pure strength of thecilSues
"word." Here was poetic drama that cial Studies.
was both intense drama and rich Assignments for directed teaching
poetry. Why, we wondered, did you are made in order of application.
wait until this very last scene to show
us the force of a controlled and shin- Freshman Residence in Fraterni-
ing verse? Surely the lyric tone of ties: At a recent meeting of the Com-
the play justified more. It was in mittee on Student Affairs the follow-
this lack that we found our severest ing action was taken:
criticism. You simply didn't give the As an incentive to improved schol-
poetry in you a proper chance. Of arship and as an aid to those fra-
course, there was that bit in the first ternities whose houses have been only'
scene where you, yourself, as a vision- partially filled during the first se-
ary spike-driving kid, stood up to mester, the request be granted sub-
speak those poignant lines that ject to the following conditions:
brought the whole conception of what 1. That proper notice of intention
this continent-busting gang meant to move be given to the Office of the
straight home to us. Too, we were Dean of Students in writing by the
held by the lost illusions of Anton freshman at least one month before
Slovak, on his death-bed, played by the beginning of the second semester;
William Rice, and the furious words 2. That the freshman be scholas-
of his son, Pete (Charles Maxwell) tically eligible for initiation;
who tried to escape the steel-dust 3. That the freshman present to the
plague with his blind and violent Dean of Students written permission,
little plans of sabotage. There were from his parent or guardian to live
numerous moments like these, but in his fraternity house;I
they were too far apart and we forget 4. That except in extraordinary

9:15-9:30 a.m. Class in Radio Read-
ing and Dramatics.
University Broadcast: 5 :45-6 :00
p.m. School of Music Program.
The University Glee Club. David
E. Mattern, Conductor.
A few tickets are still available at
Lydia Mendelssohn Box office for the
last performance of "This Proud Pil-
grimage" presented by Play Produc-
tion. Phone 6300. 8:30 curtain.
Michigan Dames: The Child Study
Group invites the children of Mich-
igan Dames to a party to be held
Saturday, Jan. 22, 3 to 5 p.m. at the
University Elementary School. Chil-
dren of all ages are invited.
Phi Delta Kappa Lunclieon at the
Michigan Union 1:00 p.m. Form
discussion and business meeting.
Tle Graduate Outing Club will
meet at Lane Hall on Saturday at 3:00
o'clock and will go outside of town
for skating, hiking and skiing. Sup-
per will be served at Lane Hall.
The Outdoor Club will meet at the
Women's Athletic Building at 1:30
this afternoon to go skating or hik-
ing as the weather permits. The
group will return later to Lane Hall

them as we followed the comparative- circumstances where, in the opinion's
of for refreshments. All students area in-
ly thin prose that your people spokelof the Dean of Students, conditions vited to join us.
most of the time. We thought that warrant exception being made, per- -___tooinus
e'd like to see a play of yours whose mission shall not bebgivenmforfresh-
every scene was as full and sharp men residence in any fraternity ex- Coming Events
and poetically striking as that last cp: fl aace hsc olqim r .W y
one. Physics Colloquium: Mr. A. W. Ty-
n a.) to fill room vacancies existing ler and Mr. W. W. Sleator, Jr., Will
We all agreed that the actors did during the first semester, or caused show motion pictures taken with
well by you and that the direction by first semester occupants leaving High Speed Camera; and Professor
was fine. Edward Jurist and Charles I the University in February, and Meyer will conduct an inspection of
Maxwell were tops, we thought, with b.) where the scholastic average of the Light Laboratory, with demon-
Myron Wallace in the short role of the fraternity for the year 1936-37 sthe Lighat the Physics Colloquium
the anarchist, Spirella, just as good. was at least as high as the all-men Monday, Jan. 24 at 4:15. The pictures
From the first glimpse of him, we average for the same year. will precede the inspection of the
knew Jurist would be the "good guy" It was voted that the Interfrater- Light Laboratory and will be shown
of the piece. And though we have nity Council be notified that in the in Room 141 E. Physics Bldg.
always suspected such patent one- future no exceptions would be madeinRo 101EPhscBlg
sidedness, he had us ready to trust to the University rule providing that La Sociedad ispanica: All members
him with the front door key by the freshmen shall not live in fraternity et tl t the Rentschler Stu
end of the first act. More than that, houses. _ _dio, 319 E. Huron, 2:30 p.m., u,
he recited what poetry was given him Jan.ay 23, f. M an p itur,
with a respect that paid him good re- Institute of the Aeronautical Sci-Jan.2,foriganensian picture.
turns in the appreciation of the au- ences: Any members desiring mem-
dience. bership emblems who have not pre-'- Michigan Dames: Art group meet-
ere. gviously signed or paid for these will ing, Monday, 8 p.m. at the League.
We're getting so that the moment
Charles Maxwell comes on the stage, please sign the list on the Aeronau-
we simply sit back and wait for the tical Department Bulletin Board im- A forum on prints, print-making
Hs amediatelf. Payment for the pins is and print-collecting will be held un-
shooting. He's made for the parts, nader the auspices of the Ann Arbor
as you can see .by the way he fitted not necessary at this time. Art Association in the small galleries
into this one, and perhaps someday . - of Alumni Memorial Hall Sunday,
you may write him a condensed Academic Notices Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m. Professor Mas-
chronicle that will take him from G tro-Valerio and others will answer
Greek hatches to the gat. After the Geography 117: Geography of Af -tr-aeoan ohrswlasxr
rica. This course will be given the questions.
excellence of her work as the tight-sd
fisted, taut-kneed youngster in "Ex-u second semester on Tuesdays and Acolytes: There will be a meeting
cursion," we had expected more ofTusa tM nRo 25AH n1 odyte:eevewill be. 24a meeting1"
Nancy Schaefer as Madrian. You, of stead of at the hour and place pre- Monday evening, Jan. 24 at 7:30. Mr.
vioushly announceu.fFred Brandeis will introduce a dis-
course, were less kind to her than viously announced. cussion on "Truth and the Lack of
anybody from the writing end. It Music 41: There will be an extra Consequences." All former members
would tax anyone to have to wear a Laboratory period this afternoon from are urged to attend and others in-
table-cloth shawl, make faces into 1 to 4 o'clock. terested in philosophical discussion
handfuls of flowers, then suddenly are invited. Room 202 S.W.
blossom from a downriver urchin into
a Ladie's Home Journal cover and Concerts The Christian Student Prayer
keep believable. Arthur Harwood and Band Concert. The University of Group will hold its regular meeting at
Robert Corrigan played decidedly un- Michigan Concert Band, William D. 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, in the
sympathetic parts with subtle venom. Revelli, conductor, will play a pro- Michigan League. The room will be
There's promise in all of it as shin- gram of concert music in the School announced on the bulletin board
ing as that 19th century American of Music series, Sunday afternoon, there. All Christian students are
vision you talked about. Norman, but Jan. 23, at 4:15 o'clock, in Hill Au- welcome.
most of all we say: write poetry, be ditorium. The general public, with
consistent in it and you'll find your- the exception of small children, is University Men and Women: Reser-
self a dramatic poet to match any we invited, but is respectfully requested vations for the buffet supper to be
have yet produced. to be seated on time as the doors will held Sunday night at the League
Best always, be closed during numbers. must be made by Saturday noon at
John either the League or the Union desks.
__Graduation Recital. Thomas W. The charge will be 35 cents. The
1 Williams, tenor, of Gomer, Ohio, a affair will be stag and all men and
'* istudent of Arthur Hackett, will ap- women are invited to attend.
Svnj CO :pt n pear in recital, offering a program inI
I E opartial fulfillment for the degree of Suomi Club: Meeting at Lane Hall
By TOM McCAINNMaster of Music. Monday evening,-'Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 24, at 8:15 o'clock, in the Audi-
Moving into the MADhattan room torium of the School of Music. The Tryouts for the Hillel Player's ma-
of the Pennsylvania last week after general public is invited. jor production, "Roots," by Edith G.
Benny Goodman had left on a trek Whitesell, will be held at the Foun-
around the swing trail. came Bob Exhibition .dation on Sunday from 4:00 to
6:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m.-9:00
Crosby and his brilliant band, the Etchings, Aquatints and Mezzotints, p.m. All students interested in work-
most accurate purveyors of "dixie- by Professor Alexander Mastro-Va- ing on production should report to
land" we can think of. lerio of the College of Architecture, Louise Samek or attend the tryouts.
Although the band itself is colored in the South Gallery, Alumni Mem-
with this resurrected style, it is the orial Hall; and Etchings, Lithographs Churches
Bob Crosby "Bobcats,'" eight mem- and Woodcuts by the Chicago Artists
bers withinthe band, who give really Group in the North Gallery, Alumni Disciples Guild (Church of Christ)
the best example of the thing made' Memorial Hall- daily 2> tn n rmin. 10:45 a.m., Morning Worship, Rev.

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