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And The Merit System.. .
LMOST 110 years after "King An-
drew" Jackson spoke his fateful
Words, "To the victors, belong the spoils," upon
his victory in the bitter election of 1828 in
which he vanquished the Republican John
Quincy Adams, the United States, in an effort to
curb the spoils system, is celebrating National
Civil Service Week.
Jackson has often been maligned by critics
of his regime for this impetuous blast which was
directed, not against the possibility of filling
the offices with non-partisan and carefully
trained employes, but rather against the office-
holders which his hated rival, Adams, had in-
serted. Therefore, those politicians who play
for big stakes and want to fatten their chances
for holding office by huge patronage lists, can-
not fairly hold Jackson up as their leader.
In back of the present celebration of the Na-
tional Civil Service Week and helping to mini-
inize the warped significance of Jackson's state-
tnent is H. Eliot Kaplan, executive secretary of
the National Civil Service Reform League.
The increasing tendency of the state gov-
ernments to adopt humane and intelligent meth-
pds of getting the best men to fill non-policiy-
forming positions and, what is more important,
of protecting them from the spoils system, is
6f especial interest to the residents of this state.
'or Michigan is one of the latest recruits to the
merit system along with Tennessee, Arkansas,
Connecticut and Maine. According to the Reform
peague report, not since 1920 had a state stepped
in line with the civil service march until Ken-
tucky joined the parade in 1936. Indications
ire that probably half a dozen additional states
spill fall into line in 1938.
" One of the prime factors in furthering the
progress of the merit system, according to Mr.
Kaplan, has been the work of various organiza-
tions in helping to educate the nation to the
heed for a good civil service. Increasing in-
terest in the system is being shown in high
schools, colleges and universities, and was a
feature of the 1937 record. More than 10,000
educational institutions asked for and received
literature during the past year.
Yet, despite the remarkably rapid growth of
the civil service movement within the past year,
pitfalls lie ahead, in Mr. Kaplan's opinion. He
warns that since political organizations never
regard civil service as permanent, only an alert
citizenry can forestall a relapse to the spoils
The two major goals now being sought by
the Reform League are for an extension of the
competitive service to the half of America's
3,500,000 government employes not so protected.
and for the improvement of personnel in gov-
ernment by raising the standards and making
such employment definitely more attractive than
it has been in the past.
Four minor objectives are:
1. Reorganization of the Federal civil service
along the lines suggested by the President's
2. Installation of a real merit system among
the nation's postmasters.
3. Assistance to states which show interest in
adopting the merit system.
4. An increase in the practice of in-service
training employed by various governmental de-
partments. -Earl R. Gilman.
Radio Education ...
By 3. JOHN HOUDEK
University Band Concert
Sunday, January 23, 4:15 p.m.
Overture to the Opera "Anacreon" ....Cherubini
The ballet-opera, "Anacreon ou l'Amour Fu-
fitif,' was written and produced at Paris in 1803.
Unfortunately, a weak text caused its downfall
after but a few performances. So poor, indeed,
was the text that the Parisians, even though able
to tolerate many a dramatic impossibility, were
convulsed with merriment at the utterly naive
remarks of the hero, Anacreon.
Cherubini was not the first composer to have
been attracted to the adventures of Anacreon.
Sartorio, an Italian, produced the first opera on
the subject in 1678.
Prelude to "Le Dernier Sommeil de la
Massenet rose rapidly to a prominent place
among French opera composers of the day. In
1873, "Marie Magdeleine," an oratorio, or "Sacred
Drama" as it was called, was produced at Paris.
Its success led Massenet to compose two more
works on the same model. "Eve," (1875), the
first of these, met with as great a success as
"Magdeleine," but the second, "La Vierge" (1880),
failed. It is the latter work from which the
prelude is drawn.
Sailors' Dance from the Ballet "Pavot
Rouge" (1875- ).................Gliere
Gliere received his musical education at the
Moscow Conservatory under two famous Rus-
sian musicians, Taneiew and Ippolitow-Ivanow.
Shortly before the revolution, he took up the di-
rectorship of the Kiew Conservatory where, in
spite of the war, he succeeded in setting up a
flourishing and important institution. Gliere is
now teacher of composition at Moscow University,
"Pavot Rouge" ("The Red Poppy"), a ballet
in three acts and a prologue, was published in
The "Sailors' Dance,' a piece full of the real
Russian element, is based on a twelve-bar theme
in A minor given out by the basses. Succeeding
variations are crescendo and accelerando until
the closing measures are but a swirl of sound.
Pantomime from the Opera "Il Cid"
The later Neapolitan school which upheld the
sensuous melodic style of southern Italy found
one of its foremost representatives in Sacchini.
He spread his influence throughout Europe, first
to Munich and Stuttgardt, then to London, and
finally to Paris where he settled under the
patronage of Marie Antoinette.
Sacchini, one among many who turned to the
Spanish legend of "Il Cid" as a subject for an
opera, produced his work at Fontainbleau in 1774.
Song of the Bayou ....................Bloom
The "Song of the Bayou," entered in a contest
held by the Victor Talking Machine Company
in 1928, won a $5,000 award for its composer,
Rube Bloom, but more than that, it called at-
tention to one of America's best composers in the
modern syncopated idiom.
This work comes near to being a classic in the
field of spiritual composition as a picture of negro
life in the deep South-the country of the bayous.
The music carries a story of a group of negroes
approaching their little church in a serene and
worshipful attitude. A storm arises and char-
acteristically the negroes pray, their music reach-
ing a hysterical frenzy. Finally the rain stops.
The storm is over and the music reverts to its
original expression of calm.
Frescoes (1882- ) ....................Wood
Haydn Wood, English composer of many pop-
ular ballads of the present century, is, perhaps,
best known for his famous war-time song "Roses
of Picardy." Many of his compositions, however,
extend beyond the ballad and well into scope of
higher forms, a tone poem, "Mannin Veen" hav-
ing been heard here on several band concerts
last year. "Frescoes," his latest work, was in-
spired by a set of panels in the music salon of a
London publisher. It bears three interesting and
characteristic sub-titles; "Vienna, 1913," "Sea
Shanties,' and "The Bandstand, Hyde Park."
Overture to the Opera "The Maid of
Asturia" (1831-1883) ................. Secchi
Very little is known of Secchi's life and works.
His compositions, beside but two operas, seem to
be restricted to masses and church music in
general. "The Maid of Asturia," produced about
the middle of the last century, is about all there
is left by which to remember Secchi. The over-
ture is the common 'potpourri' type drawing its
themes from opera itself.
University of Michigan Concert Band, Prof.
William D. Revelli conductor. 4:15 Hill Audi-
Radio City Music Hall, Erno Rappe cond.
First Movement of Mozart A major Concerto
with solo played by Corinne Frederick on clavi-
New York Philharmonic, Georges Enesco cond.
McDowell's symphonic poem Launcelot and
Elaine, Enesco's Suite for Orchestra No. 1 Op9,
Fantastic Symphony of Hector Berlioz, one4of
the historically most important but seldom played
of symphonies. 3-5 CBS.
Coolidge String Quartet playing Beethoven's
F minor, Op. 3-3:45, CBS.
School of Music Graduation Recital, Tom
Williams tenor. Songs of A. Scarlatti, Handel,
Franck, Szulc, Debussy, Brahms, Wolf, Vaughan-
Williams, Charles Griffes, and others. 8:15 p.m.,
School of Music Auditorium.
Philadelphia Symphony, Eugene Ormandy
cond. All-Wagner program of the usual excerpts,
Hans Sachs from Die Meister singer. 9-10, NBC
Frankenstein devised a monster which destroyed
him. Sinclair Lewis invented a realtor named
George F. Babbitt who has new devoured him
with no salt at all and very little catsup.
"The Prodigal Parents," by
Sinclair Lewis, is a remark-
able novel. There is nothing
startling in the fact that
authors of distinction have
dull moments and write bad
books. After all, since it is
admitted that Homer nod-
ded, Mr. Lewis has every
right to ask for indulgence
if he falls fiat on his face.
The interesting and startling point is not the
imperfections of the latest Lewis, work but the
fact that it is a complete repudiation of almost
everything he has written up till now. This is
a betrayal of belief which should set the barnyard
fowl to crowing, not thrice but continuously.
When an established artist falters there is a
grave temptation to say not only that he hasn't
got much but also that he never had. Just the
same, "Main Street" was an epoch-making book
and "Arrowsmitb" came perilously close to being
a great novel
* * *
A Change lin Slides ...
In both "Main Street" and "Babbitt" Sinclair
Lewis socked the smugness and self-sufficiency
of the middle class. Like all propagandists, he
was less than fair. The folk whom he flayed
were not as dumb as he painted them. Even in
the days when he was familiarly known as "Red"
Lewis it was evident that the success of the
writer's attack upon a specified group was some-
what dependent upon the fact that he himself
belonged to that crowd, both emotionally and
by background. George F. Babbitt was a better
person than Sinclair Lewis was ready to admit
when he penned his biography.
But truth is not served by the process of
evening up in the manner of an inefficient um-
pire. The man who has missed a strike is doubly
wrong if he gives the pitcher the benefit of an
imaginary corner on the next delivery.
The creative artist may, if he chooses, point
out the inner tragedy of the clown who laughs,
but it is not possible to take a man in grease
paint and push him forward as an authentic
hero. At the very least there should be a pause
in which the make-up is washed off.
* * *
Losing His Stuff ...
The disintegration of Sinclair Lewis as a top
flight writer goes even beyond fundamentals.
He has lost his knack for surface detail. Every-
body agreed a few years ago that the author
of "Main Street"-applaud or deplore him-
possessed an acute ear for the American lan-
guage. He was chosen as a charter member along
with Ring Lardner and Damon Runyon as a
precisionist in catching the nice shading of
common speech. But listen to this:-Mr. Lewis
is setting down a conversation between Gene
Silga, a radical agitator, and a savage dog. Silga,
says, according to Mr. Lewis:
"Why, Towser, I'm tho ashamed of you! Don't
oo remember oo'ssold friend Gene, oo sweet dirty
son of a so and so, darling?"
The question of literary excellence is often
debatable, and when the discussion arises I could
hardly complain if I were not included in the
program. But I submit that the passage which
I have quoted is bad reporting. Leaving politics
and economics out if it entirely, I insist that
no radical of my acquaintance or yours ever
talked anything like that."
It is generally recognized on newspapers that
the man who fails to keep in touch with his
sources will grow stale and unprofitable. I
suspect that the same thing is true of artists.
Nobody can write a story "out of his own head."
The territory is too tiny and the air is too stuffy.
On The Leve
Exams Are Not Getting
All the Attention-
The Progressives ..*-
To the Editor:
When I saw Hinckley's article in the
Daily, I was chiefly amused but at the
same time glad. For three years I
have waited for conservative students
to get down to brass tacks, cut out
the comics, and present the kernel
of their thoughts. And when a man
like Hinckley comes out and says that
Ford's conduct is justified because" so
would you and I guard something
which is our own-our possesion-
gained through our labor, or the ap-
plication of our talents," he at least
is passing beyond the stage of the
conservative who snickers and boos in
a dark movie house. Hinckley '38 has
thonght his case and he wants us
to know it. He probably spent four
years amassing knowledge to support
this final mature reflection.
But then came Jack Armstrong, The
All-American Boy. To be brief, he was
a terrible let-down. Hera I thought
conservatives had mended their ways
when along comes Armstrong to smirk
at us "Progressive Club Consociates."
I am sure he is one of those who boo
Mr. Roosevelt from their obscure seats
in the movie houses. But what pained
me most of all was to see the All-
American Boy having become a cyni-
:al observer of the American scene.
On the same day when three different
headlines in the Daily tell us that the
world is getting ready for the next
slaughter, Jack writes in his pretty
lines to knock us poor "undaunted
If I may borrow Jack's expression,
phooey on this kind of Americanism.
George G. Mutnick '39
... Seem Angry
SUNDAY, JAN. 23, 1938 t
VOL. XLVIII No 188
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At long last it is thrilling to find
Jack Armstrong, The All-Americar
Boy, turning from adventure to crit-
icism. It is refreshing to my harrowe
heartto see that Jack joins the Avi
Reader of All Collegiana, Mr. Joh
P. Hinckley and the other members o1
our valiant little band of true-blu
Americans in telling these confounded
Progressives where to get off.
Progressives are always bringing u
one-sided evidence. They are eage
to call attention to the 30,000 men
discharged by General Motors; ye
they ignore the counterbalancing in-
stance of the real opportunity that ex-
ists in our America when a poor im-
migrant boy like Mr. Knudsen can
work himself up to be president of
the General Motors Corporation,
which declared a $65,000,000 dividend
last year. Progressives babble about
the low wages and concentration
camps that thesThyssens and Krupps
have brought into Germany; and they
babble about the blood that German
and Italian legions are spilling in
democratic Spain. But the Progres-
sives fail to cite the established facts
that the men representing the Ger-
man and Italian monopolists are men
who have risen from the ranks, a
former housepainter named Hitler
and a former schoolteacher named
Mussolini. And in Germany and Italy
they have a principle much better
than our "apparently inefficacious one
pertaining to individual civil liberty
and property rights."
That man Hague has the right
idea, and other American mayors
ought to copy his way of cracking
down on the CIO and other red
groups. The Progressives can get ex-
cited if they want over Mr. Hague's
claiming that he is the law, and over
his promise of a $125,000 castle on a
salary of less than $7,000 and over his
interest in the Harborside shops that
pay an average of ten cents an hour.
What if Hague has made a couple
of millions of dollars on the side by
helping companies avoid union wages
and avoid interference with their bus-
iness? He has, after all, succeeded
admirably in making Jersey City
safe for profitable industry and the
people who count.
Though it costs Mr. Ford about
$10,000,000 a year to maintain his
service men, it's well worth the money
because it shows laborers in America
that they can either work on assembly
lines for what their employers are
gracious enough to give them, or lump
it on a bread line. And, besides, Mr.
Harry Bennett provides work for a
great many men who would otherwise
be forced into crime. The only way
to treat these troublemakers who in-
sist on passing out union cards and
copies of the Bill of Rights right in
front of a man's own property-is to
treat them rough.
Progressives cry about the need for
an anti-lynching bill. Yet any sane
man knows that industry in the South
has got to be protected so it can pros-
per and grow and complete that ex-
pansion of our nation which is pic-
tured so impressively in Mr. Rosten's
drama about the building of a "three
thousand mile machine." The South
should be left to work out its own
magnificence and salvation. There can
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Best gag of the week happened at Northwest-
ern. Last week seven girls were offended on cam-
pus by some pervert, and each girl described their
molester as wearing a gray overcoat, a brushed
wool blue sweater, gray suede shaes, and carrying
a book. Two days ago an ad appeared in North-
western's daily offering for sale: One gray over-
coat, one brushed wool blue sweater, a pair of
gray suede shoes, and a book.
The advertiser was nabbed in class the next
morning and taken down to headquarters. The
seven girls were brought in blushing and said
that the student in jail was definitely not the
man. It was all a gag, but the police weren't
overlooking any clues.
* * * *
Since Michigan women have been panned by
the bitter West Coaster and others, letters have
come to the Daily from co-eds who want to extoll
their virtues. Perhaps they are extolling the
wrong thing from the man's point of view.
berg. First movement from Mozart's D minor
Concerto (K.466) for Piano and Orchestra, Mary
K. Hamlin soloist. Recitative "Deeper and
Deeper Still," and aria "Waft Her. Angels." from
contented with its crust of bread.
Phooey to the Progressives who are
always taking sides. Hurray for Ford
and Hague and Hitler. I'm with you
Jack-when you stick to adventure.
'At Least Two Sides' .. .
To the Editor:
Archy, the vers libre cockroach of
the late Don Marquis, once observed
that when a Negro is lynched in the
South he should be thankful that he
is being murdered in a land of free-
dom and enlightenment, rather than
in a dark European country where
everyone is subject to "some old king's
tyranny and constipation." This sen-
timent seems especially apt today, in
view of Mr. Hinckley's laudable letter
which appeared in The Daily.
How hard it is to sympathize with
Mr. Frankensteen who can not apreci-
ate the fact that he was severely beat-
en and injured by Ford service men
last May so that the "fundamental
principles of our democracy" might
be maintained. It is appalling to think
of the ignorant Chinese masses who
may dislike intensely Ford-financed
Japanese war materials which bring
to those they kill the compliments
of "democratic institutions." Being
composed of a group of intelligent
and educated men, the National Labor
Relations Board raises a good deal of
amazement when it denies that Henry
Ford is particularly strenghthening
the "American (there's that word
again) system of free private enter-
prise upon which we have builded
(hmm) our nation" by completely nul-
lifying a law which was passed by the
Congress, signed by the President, and
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the Secretary of their School or Col-
lege to prepare and send to the office
of the Graduate School an official
transcript of their undergraduate re-
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apply for admission on advance of
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