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Women's Editor
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Robert D. Mitchell
. . Albert P. May1o
. Horace W. Gilmore
. Robert I. Fitzhenry
. . S. R. Kleiman
. . Robert Perlman
. . . Earl Gilmnan
* . William Elvin
. . Joseph Freedman
. . . Joseph Gies
. . Dorothea Staebler
Bud Benfamin

Current Exhibitions
Helen May
A peculiarity of Helen May is the virtue of
bending everything she paints into a well organ-
ized, well behaved design pattern. All lier loose
strings are tucked in as neatly as the ends of
straw and grass in a bird's nest, and composi-
tionally they hold together as well. This is especi-
ally apparent in her paintings of still life, where
the spaces around and behind her set-ups count
as much asthesobjects themselves. Everything
in them is as handsomely fitted together as a
completed jig-saw puzzle.
In her watercolor landscapes she displays a
sureness that boasts of bold brush strokes which
are at once put down and left for what they are.
Naturally, in such a broad treatment she greatly
simplifies her subject material, leaving only
those points of interest that capture the mood
Snd spirit she desires. ;
Her oils are quite different in the matter of
technical handling. She paints over old canvases
to achieve a certain rich texture that a fresh
canvas can never attain. Then she loads on heaps
of color, working it along for the most part with
the flat of her palette knife. To obtain change
in texture, tone, and color, she merely presses
hard on her knife, thus thinning the pigment and
exposing some of the old color underneath. Then
again, she cross-hatches the piled-up pint with
the end of her knife, following the general con.
tour of objects, so that she has something which
-s a great deal like modeling in clay.
As for color, it might be said that while much
of it is unexciting because of its neutral quality
t is far from being uninteresting. Very seldom
are pure pigments used; all are cleverly refined
and greatly varied. Blues, running to navy and
Prussian are muchly favored.
,avid Fredenthal
There is much of Boardman Robinson in David
Wredenthal, in a more reckless and unrestrained
edition. One is almost amused to see the vigorous
knife slashes that produce delightful highlights
in his watercolors, or the strokes of his dry-brush
missing intended outlines and over-lapping by
a full inch or so. There is one instance where a
flesh tone forgets to stop at the collar line and
trespasses far down the back of a shirt.
While a certain amount of restraint is lacking
in the recklessness of his very effective technique,
we wander if he need temper his color with so
muen sepia. The strength of his other color is
almost lost by the predominance of burnt umbers
and siennas, ocres, and reduced yellows. It never
really startles by threatening to get out of hand.
In applying his color he uses his brush dry
enough to allow the whites and lighter tones to
show through the texture of his strokes, creating
a vibration much in the manner of a fresco
For subject material, Fredenthal chooses the
underdog: hardened laborers, Negroes, cafe
scenes. There is strife in his dramtically present-
ed portrait heads trimmed to movie close-up
proportions, dejection in his picture of a girl
with her head in her arms, and something of
mystery in the interpretation of mood in his
character studies. He succeeds not only in captur-
ing the real meaning lurking behind his sub-
jects, but also in communicating their character
to his audience in a really grand manner.

--by David Lawrence--


Business Department
Business Manager. . . , . Philip W. Buchen
CreditManager . . . . Leonard P. - Siegelman
Advertising Manager .. William L. Newnan
Women's Business Manager Helen Jean Dean
Women's Service Manager .. Marian A. Baxter
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of the Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
Anniversary . .
S1AWDIUST Caesar, chin outthrust, bel-
lowed out his usual mumbo-jumbo
Sunday commemorating the twentieth annivers-
ary of the founding of the first Fascist combat
It was an unremarkable speech, insignificant,
inflated with all the bombast of which Mussolini
is capable, laughable, even, if it were not for the
unpleasant fact that it marked twenty years of
circus hooliganism elevated into a political phil-
osophy of unmitigated savagery.
What was especially laughable was the sum-
mation of Fascist history: "On March 23, 1919,
we raised the black banner of the Fascist revolu-
tion, forerunner of European renaissance .
Revolution! Renaissance! The joke ?s so funny
we feel like running over to some abandoned
cemetery and digging up an aged skull to whom
we can impart our laughter. For that is what
Fascism has ,done. It has dug up the graves of
man's barbarous days and held up the skulls
of the past as a symbol for the death dance
of civilization.
The tone of Mussolini's message is, on the
whole, meek. Parts of it suggest that I Duce
is whistling in the dark to keep up the spirits of
his followers. Thus he says "it might be worth-
while to i emember how many times the demo-
plutocratic factory of liars. announced to the
now-scattered flocks of their beaten sheep the
approaching, .imminent, certain ruin of Fascist
Italy on the fiction that it was bled in Africa
and still more iin Spain and, therefore, had ur-
gent need of a loan which naturally could only
come from the British. That is not true.
With a strictly censored press which would not
breathe the kind of treasonable "lies" that Italy
is facing ruin, because of Spain and Ethiopia it
would seem highly probable that Mussolini was
trying to reassure Italians who had the evidence
of their own eyes to make them feel uncomfort-
His reference to the Rome-Berlin Axis as un-
shaken can be interpreted as an attempt to as-
suage the unspoken but powerful fear and dis-
trust which Italians must feel today as Hitler
marches across more and more of Europe.
On the question of Tunisia, Djibouti and the
Suez Canal, Mussolini's strongest statement was
a mild piotest that France should not say "never"
so categorically.
Lastly he called for more armaments, "At
whatever cost, with whatever means, even if it
shoulDmean wiping out all that is called civil
life." Viewed in the light of Victor Emmanuel's
speech last Thursday, expressing a concilatory
attitude towards France and declaring that Italy
needed peace for development, Mussolini's mes-
sage seems in its lukewarmness an invitation to-'
France and England to wo Italy away from
Such a step is certainly not inconceivable, and
especially with an opportunist such as Mussolini,
He has, after all, a strong Italian tradition be-
hind him, a tradition of going with the strongest
group, especially when it promises the better
Albert Mayio

Why Douglas?'
WASHINGTON, March 27.-The country has
read about the appointment of William O. Doug-
las to be a member of the Supreme Court of
the United States but there is one phase of the
selection which has been overlooked and yet is
one of the most significant aspects of President
Roosevelt's decision to pick a man from inside his
There are no doubt many members of the bar
equally qualified for appointment, but the Presi-
dent did not look beyond official Washington.
Why? He has not disclosed his reasoning to any-
body perhaps, but, when the President promot-
ed the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange
Commission, he sent a thrill of satisfaction
throughout the entire body of younger men who
have come here under his Administration and
worked far beyond the maximum hour provisions
of modern labor laws, late at night and on holi-
days and weekends, trying to perform a public
One does not have to agree with the economic
philosophy or the tenets of political doctrine
which these young men hold to concede that, in
their zeal for work, they have boundless energy
and unfailing loyalty to their respective jobs.
To be the head of the Securities and Exchange.
Commission in times like these is one of the big-
gest tasks of both an administrative and judicial
sort that the government nowadays possesses.
Mr. Douglas earned the right to be considered.
His promotion was a reward for faithful service.
The Next Securities Head
And now that the question arises as to who
should fill the place vacated by Chairman Doug-
las, the same principle comes up again. The
present members of the Commission have given
of their time and energies without stint. From
among them a successor doubtless will be chosen,
rather than from the outside world, because they
have earned the right to be considered, and be-
sides they know the work. On each separate
occasion heretofore, the President has promoted
a member of the Commission.
It is natural that, as between Republicans
and Democrats on the Commission, the President
should give first consideration to Jerome Frank,
Democrat. Mr. Frank is an indefatigable worker.
He had experience with the laws of corporation
finance bofre he came here, and, while an ardent
New Dealer, he enjoys in Wall Street the reputa-
tion of being fair and considerate to those with
whom he may disagree. Not long ago, Mr. Frank
was being prominently mentioned for a vacancy
which existed on the Court of Appeals of the
District of Columbia, and it has been suspected
for some time that Mr. Roosevelt might wish
to appoint him to the judiciary.
The Promotion Policy
But, at the moment, with the vital importance
of continuity of administration in the Securities
and Exchange Commission, the services of
Jerome Frank are much more likely to be re-
tained by the President for Chairmanship of the.
Commission. It would be in line with the policy
of promotion which the President has himself
developed. Thus, for instance, two out of the last
three appointments to the Supreme Court of
the United States were given to men who had
served the Administration in official positions
here-Messrs. Reed and Douglas. In the case of
Mr. Reed, he served as General Counsel of the
Reconstruction Finance Corporation under the
Hoover regime, as well as under the Roosevelt
Administration, and served, too, as Solicitor Gen-
Every one of these men, including Jerome
Frank, could be earning many times the salary
paid by the Government if engaged in the prac-
tice of law or in some position with large cor-
porations. The fact that these men without large
incomes prefer to give themselves to the govern-
ment service, emphasizing the service motive,
is an essential counterpart of the demand that
has been growing for some time concerning the
importance of a highly trained personnel in
Prerequisite, of course, to the success of such,
a system is that there shall be adequate promo-
tions and rewards, and that's why President

Roosevelt, in watching for opportunities to give
promotions to the men who render honorable
service at relatively little pay, is blazing a new
trail which is giving incalculable encouragement
to the younger men in government.
of all the American trade unions. His foreman
and all persons who give him orders are required
to be members of that union. Informed persons,
especially competent engineers, can readily see
the chaos and confusion which would be caused
if all the customers in any given printing plant
were to be allowed to run at large in the build-
ing issuing orders and having them obeyed.
The Technic admits the incident occurred dur-
ing lunch period, but it errs when it says "a mat-
ter of two or three minutes work." Now proofs in
the plural are mentioned and it would be im-
possible for any printer to start finding the
particular pages to be proofed, clear the proof
press, ink the page, roll the proof, wash the page,
and return it to its proper place in less time than
five or ten minutes, and if there were more thart
one page, it would take much longer.
The Technic editor in his article in Saturday's
Daily questions the accuracy of the statement
concerning the workman's opportunity to become
a foreman. It may be well to noint out that all

4 c "
Harry Kip e, Regent? -
THERE IS a nasty insinuation going
the rounds that Tom Harmon C
wasn't honestly motivated in his de- I
fense of Harry Kipke's candidacy for
the regency in a 722-word letter int
last Friday's Daily. Lest the brazen
notion prevail, permit us to disagreep
with anyone receptive to it. Tom wast
as sincere in his support of Kipke as p
he can possibly be on any score, hold-
ing genuine respect for the man and
feeling that the former Michigan h
coach was unjustly censured by theu
Student Senate. It is his wisdom, rath-t
er than sincerity that, in our opinion,
may be open to question. e
In the first place, as the center ofS
a subsidization expose that died
abornin' during Kipke's last year as
the Wolverine head coach, the young
football player should have been at
least cautious in committing himself. b
For there are those indiscriminate N
souls-the kind who seize upon theS
slightest rumor and transmit it as the
gospel truth-who will see in Tom's n
advocacy of Kipke and the 1937 m
"scandal" an unsavory relationship. 1
In the second place, Harmon be- t
longs to the same fraternity as Kipke-
did. Although it is recognized that thew
limits to which fraternal bonds some-
times drive a brother exceed even the
nepotic efforts of a movie producer,
the shrewd politician can make capi-4
tal of such an endorsement. Again weL
repeat, Tommay have been unwise,
but he certainly wasn't insincere or P
motivated by anything beyond the
fact that he likes Kipke and feels hon-
estly that the man was wronged.
Speak For Yourself, Harry T
Our simple point is that it isn't for i
either Harmon or anyone else to speak
for Harry Kipke. The latter gentle- i
man can defend himself, and by all i
the rules of even so unpredictable a C
game as politics, he should answer his t
critics. Harmon stated in his letter, d
"If any of the members of the Sen-
ate had been around at any of the
times that Harry Kipke talked of p
Michigan, they surely would hide their
faces in shame now." Why thenp
shouldn't Kipke come before the stu- t
dent body and "talk of Michigan?"
From personal experiences we canv
testify to the man's tremendous ap-
peal before Michigan men. We have
seen Kipke enter a room of skepticalF
Michigan alumni, who were vaguelyu
uneasy because of rumors, and after A
a few moments of talking quietly 1
about Michigan, have the whole group2
vith him. On one occasion we remem-
ber, his warm, frendly remarks in-
spired a dignified alumnus, who re-
sembled anything but a cheerleader, 1
to rise and disport himself like a
campus cut-up in leading the willing
group in three rousing cheers for
"Harry." It was a spontaneous dis-
play evoked by Kipke's personality.
The campus wil surely not be imper-
vious to such magnetism. r
,Kipke himself suggested the chances
to reply to his critics. When informed"
of the Student Senate's action inc
asking the voters to repudiate his2
candidacy, for a regent's post, Kip4
said, "I am quite sure that if givent
an opportunity of talking with theI
boys, I could quickly change their
minds." We doubt that there is any
personal antipathy involved in the ris-
ing opposition to Kip. Resentment
may have developed because of thet
political machinations which thrustI
him into his present postion. Buta
whatever the case, he owes it to hisd

record, his supporters and himself toT
pursue the normal democratic pro-i
cess of coming before the student
body, defending himself and then sub-
mitting to questions which will natur-e
ally occur to his audience as het
The election is April 3, next Mon-c
day, and not much time is left. Sure-I
ly the Union ballroom would be avail-"
able within the next few days; if not"
there should be means of hiring a
local hall. But it is imperative that
Harry Kipke present his case before
the students who, through their sup-
posed representatives, have con-r
demned him. Pride alone should dic-
tate that course. Harmon said further,
"I am willing to bet that not more1
than three members of the Senate,
know Harry Kipke porsonally." Now,
then, is the time to get acquainted.
This apathetic campus has stirred for1
the first time since it heatedly peti-
tioned the University to grant special
Thanksgiving leave two years ago. Andt
it is a healthy interest, which Harry
Kipke ought to utilize.
Four Proceed
To Law Finals
Four law students, John Adams,
Roy Steinheimer, Robert Solomon
and John Rubsam, survived the Jun-
ior Case Club semi-finals and will
compete in the finals on Founder's
Day, April 21, for the Campbell

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Arbor residential property. Interest
it current rates. Apply Investment
Office, Room 100, South Wing, b
University Hall. f
Foreign students who will change
heir address for the spring vacation,
please register vacation address at 7
he International Center as soon as 1
ossible. This is important.
Michigan Dames: Members who
have a copy of Byers' "Designing t
Women" and who would be willing d
o lend it for Dames' use for a short
ime please call Mrs. Shilling, 26031 t
venings. One copy of "Fashion is
Spinach" is also needed. I
Student Recital. Miss Grace Eliza- o
beth Wilson, pianist, of Detroit, e
Michigan, will give a recital in the
chool of Music Auditorium, Tues-
ay evening. March 28, at 8:15 o'clock,
n partial fulfillment of the require-
nents of the Bachelor of Music de-
ree. The general public is invited
o attend.
Organ Recital. Palmer Christian
will give the fifth in the present series
)f organ recitals in Hill Auditorium,
Wednesday afternoon, March 29, at
:15 o'clock. He will present a pro-
gram of music by Bach, Sowerby, De-
bamater and Vierne. The general
public is cordially invited to attend. .w
Exhibitions g
Exhibition, College of Architecture: E
The premiated drawings submitted S
n the national competition for the t:
Wheaton College Art Center are be- e
ng shown in the third floor Exhibi- o
tion Room, College of Architecture- a
Open daily, 9 to 5, except Sundays, b
hrough April 4. The public is cor-m
dially invited. D
Exhibition of Modern Book Art: s
Printing and Illustration, held under w
the sponsorship of the Ann Arbor Art w
Association. Rackham Building, g
third floor Exhibition Room; daily
except Sunday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; on
view through Saturday, April 1. n
Exhibition of Paintings by David
Fredenthal and Helen May, shown
under the auspices of the Ann Arbor s
Art Association. Alumni Memorial M
Hall, afternoons from 2 to 5, March e
24 through April T7
Museum of Classical Archaeology:
Special exhibit of terracotta figurines,
baskets, harness and rope from the w
University of Michigan Excavations
in Egypt. h
University Lectures: Professor Ken-d
neth J. Conant, of Harvard Univer-
sit , will give illustrated lectures on A
"The Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem"
on Monday, April 3, and "The Mon- f
astery of Cluny" on Tuesday, April
4, at 4:15 p.m. in the Rackham Lec-
ture Hall under the auspices of the
Institute of Fine Arts. R
University Lecture: Dr. Friedrich
Oehlkers, Visiting Professor at Co-n
lumbia University, will give an illus-
trated lecture on "Cytoplasmic In-
heritance" on Thursday, March 30,'
at 4:15 p.m. in Natural Science Au-~
ditorium under the auspices of thes
Department of Botany. The public
is cordially invited to attend. 4
A.E, McCrea, editor and publisher
of the Muskegon Chronicle, will give
the sixth in the Journalism Supple-!
mentary Lecture Series on Wednes-
day at 3 o'clock in Room E, Haven
Hall. Mr. McCrea's subject will be
"The Newspaper and Public Opinion.
The public is invited,

Events Today
The Political Scince Round Table
will meet this evening in the Eastj
Conference Room of the Graduate
School. Subject: Present-Day As-
pects of the Philippine Problem.
Open Forum: "The Development of
Social Ethics" will be discussed by
Father Kennedy of the Sacred Heart
Seminary, at the Student Religious
Association Open Forum, Lane Hall,
tonight at eight o'clock.
Biological Chemistry Seminar:
tonight at 7:30 p.m., Room 319 West
Medical Bldg., "Denaturation of ,Pro-
tein" will be discussed. All interested
arc invited.
Graduate Coffee Hour for all gradu-
ate students this afternoon from
4 until 6 o'clock in the Rackham
Building. Coffee and tea will be
served in the West Conference Room
and dancing in the Assembly Hall.
There will be no lecture this week.
Faculty Women's Club: The play
,,.cinv -Mn l n p m et tist

eviewed by Kenneth Morgan, today,
p.m., Lane Hall Library.
Ann Arbor Independents: There will
e a meeting for the election of of-
icers, 4:30 p.m. today at the League.
veryone should be there.
Botanical Journal Club, tonight at
:30 p.m. Room N.S. 1139, March 28,
939. Reports by-
LeRoy Harvey, Some recent papers
n root nodules.
Nancy Hollister, Morphology, par-
icularly spore formation, of Vibrio
William Gilbert, Thermophilic ac-
inomycetes and fungi in soils.
Gretchen Beardsley, "Alice in Vi-
Chairman: Professor K. L. Jones.
Glee Club: Bus leaves Union at 4
'clock for Saginaw. Full dress nec-
ssary. The following men will go:
Weller Brennan
Marschak MacIntosh
Heininger Kelly
Tibbitts Viehe
Jacobson Whitney
George Fromm
Gibson Lovell
Peterson Roberts
Spencer Steere
Vandenberg Fink
Lefinson Swann
Ossewarde . O'Toole
Sorenson Sklarsky
All the baritones and everyone else
ho can possiblye make it.
Students and Faculty in the En-
ineering College: All engineers
,ould attend the first annual All-
ngineering Smoker which is being
ponsored by the four classes through
he Engineering Council. The Smok-
r will be held in the main ballroom
f the Union tonight at 8:00. This is
n excellent opportunity not only to
ecome acquainted with your class-
nates and professors but also to hear
)r. Clover's account of her hazardous
rip through the Grand Canyon and
ee her technicolor pictures. There
ill be cigarettes and refreshments as
eil as a varied entertainment pro-
ram. .
The Student Senate will meet to-
ight at 7:30 p.m., in Room 306,
dichigan Union.
Michigan Dames' cast of fashion
how should report for practice at
vrs. Shilling's, 531 Forest Ave., this
vening, 7:30 o'clock.
Coming Events
Mr. Louis Untermeyer. Schedule for
veek of March 27-April 3.
Tuesday, March 28. 4 p.m. Coffee
ou. Room 308 Michigan Union.
7 p.m. Poetry Class. -Room 319
Michigan Union. Open to all stu-
Wednesday, March 29. 4:15 p.m.
lecture to dental students. Upper
Amphitheatre, Dental Bldg.
Thursday, March 30. 4 p.m. Cof-
ee hour. Room 308 Michigan Union.
Biological Chemistry Seminar, Wed-
nesday, April 5, 1939, 7:30 p.m.,
Room 319 West Medical Bldg. "The
Utilization of Carbohydrate-Inter-
mediary Metabolism" will be dis-
cussed. All interested are invited.
La Sociedad Hispanica: The fifth
lecture of the series sponsored by
La Sociedad Hispanica will be pre-
sented by Professor Jose M. Albala-
dejo on Wednesday, March 29, at
4:15 p.m., in 108 R.L. The subject
will be "El Cid en la historia y en la
epica." Admission by ticket only.
Seminar in Physical Chemistry will
meet in Room 122 Chemistry Build-
ing at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday,
March 29. Mr. W. H. Sullivan will
speak on "Precision methods in, the
mass spectrographic investigation of

Phi Tau Alpha: There will be a
meeting Wednesday, March 29, at
8 p.m. in the League. Professor
Meinecke will speak. All members
are urged to be present.
A.S.M.E. will meet Wednesday,
March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Union.
Mr. Oscar J. Horger, Head of Re-
search of the Timken Roller-Bearing
Company will speak. His talk deals
with the dynamics of high speed
trains. By means of motion pictures,
he will show that the locomotives ac-
tually leave the rails. Engineering
Mechanics and Civil Engineers are
A.S.M.E. members are reminded of
the Western Conference meeting at
Chicago. See M.E. bulletin board for
The Graduate History Club will
meet at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 30,
in the East Conference Room of the
Rackham Building. Mr. Kooker will
speak on "The National Archives."

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 P.M.;
11:00 A.M. on Saturday.

The Editor
Gets Told

On K i p e
To the Editor:
Up to the present issue of the election of Harry
Kipke to the Board of Regents I have always
considered the University of Michigan an impar-
tial and fair-minded institution. Imagine my dis-
gust upon turning to page eight of this Sunday's
Daily and reading that the "Student Non-Parti-
san (ironical, isn't it?) Committee On the Elec-
tion of Regents" feels it necessary to offer cash
prizes to someone who will write a good letter on
"Why I Object To The Election of Harry Kipke
to the Board of Regents,"
Fellow students, we are all vitally interested
in just who may or may not be elected to our
Board of Regents. The voters of this state are
very interested in our opinion on this matter
also. Therefore, we must not be influenced by
offers of money or by the action of certain stu-
dent organizations, such as the Senate, who
claim to represent the Michigan students as a
whole. I am not arguing for or against the elec-
tion of Mr. Kipke, I am merely suggesting that
Michigan students cease blindly accepting other's
views and form their own opinions free from
-A Michigan Student
Ihat Technic Editorial
To the Editor:
I compliment the writer of the article "Dis-
agreeing With The Technic" which appeared in
the editorial columns of the Daily last Wednes-
day. I read the ludicrous dissertation on the the
Fo% rHour eek ints hi-Technind waAme eplyo

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