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Roosevelt To
The Dictators..,

Draetmat c Season
By NORMAN KIELLLThe Pigeon," "Yellow Jack;," "Shoemaker's
Holiday," and "Excursion." Now he will be seen
Your theatre reporter feels himself to be in in Paul Vincent Carroll's current N.Y. succes,
an analogous position with some muezzin calling "The White Steed." Mr. Carroll, you will re-
the good people together for prayer. For the member, wrote "Shadow and Substance," which
1939 Ann Arbor Dramatic Season, marking the won the Drama Critics' Award last year for the
tenth anniversary of the opening of the Lydia best foreign play. Mr. Kane appeared as the
Mendelssohn Theatre and the ninth for the infirm canon in "The White Steed" while it
drama festival promises to be the most exciting played on the road but left the cast when the
and stimulating season we have had here. show opened on Broadway. It will be a pleasure
With such stars as Philip Merivale, Gladys to have Mr. Kane on campus again.
Cooper, Whitford Kane, Harry Irvine and James Most of George Bernard Shaw's plays are
Bell, who can not help but feel excited? And worthwhile. Count "Captain Brassbound's Con-
with such plays as "Here Come The Clowns," version" among them. And with Gladys Cooper
"The White Steed," "Captain Brassbound's Con- to play Lady Cicely, this contemporary classic
version," "American Landscape," and the should well be able to hold its own. Although the
American premiere of "No War in Troy," who comedy was written in 1899, it still reads extra-
can help wishing the season had already started? ordinarily well. Shaw's satire and humor are
Mr. Merivale is to star in the last-mentioned always well placed, and his thrusts at the world
play. Written by the French dramatist, Jean in this play still have contemporary meaning.
Giraudoux, "No War In Troy" has already met "American Landscape," which is billed for the
with critical acclaim in Budapest and Paris. Mr. second week of the season, comes from the pen
Merivale has wanted to play the role of Hector of Elmer Rice, who wrote "Counsellor-at-Law,"
for some time now, and Ann Arbor welcomes the which Play Production did earlier in the year,
opportunity it gives him. the Pulitzer Prize winner, "Street Scene," and
When your reporter saw Philip Barry's "Here "The Left Bank," and "Judgment Day." "Ameri-
Come the Clowns," last Christmas, he thought it can Landscabe" was given a New York produc-
to be, excluding the superb "Abe Lincoln," the tion last November under the aegis of The Play-
most stimulating and thought-provoking drama wrights Company, which has presented so far
in New York. Casting James Bell to succeed "Abe Lincoln" and "Knickerbocker Holiday,"
Eddie Dowling in the leading role of the stage- and which has for its members Robert Sherwood,
hand Clancy was sheer casting genius. Replacing Maxwell Anderson, S. N. Behrman, Sidney How-
Mr. Dowling will be a tough assignment for Mr. ard, and, of course, Elmer Rice.
Bell, but with a background that includes "Lucky The supporting casts for all the productions
Sam. McCarver," "The Last Mile," "Lily Turner," give promise of well-rounded bills. Doris Dalton,
"The House Beautiful," and "Tobacco .Road," Mary Moris, Dorothy Sands, Wesley Addy, Den-
Mr. Bell should prove to be just the man for the nis Hoey, Joanna Roos, Emmett Rogers, and
role. Edgar Kent are ample evidence. Emiline Clark
Whitford Kane is always welcome in Ann Roche will again design the sets for all the shows
Arbor which has seen him in (among others) and Agnes Morgan will again direct.
It Seems LTo M
It seems to me that recently I saw something And, curiously enough, people from all over
in the papers about columnar pontification. the room begin to wander over and join the
Sometines it is thrust upon the commentator throng. They sit in rapt attention, and nobody
and is not truly a garment ever asks the question, "How do you know all
into which he stepped of his that?" Such a query would be in bad taste and
own accord. ruin everything. Just the other day I saw a base-s
At the moment almost any ball writer hold a man who works in a bank
newspaperman is likely,
when he moves out of the positively enthralled while he discussed the
office, to be confronted with financial position of Nazi Germany.
a query by his friends who No wonder the newspaper man, columnist or
are not literary but merely not, finally puts on his coat and goes out into
engaged in trade. These the night feeling like a statesman. Indeed, when
outlanders are almost cer- he rides home to New Rochelle he feels a little
t a - . ,, startled not to find Chamberlain's commuta-
European situation? tion ticket to Munich resting in his breast
I know one journalist who invariably replies, pocket.
"You know just as much about it as I do." That And so I will make my own prediction as to
never gets him off the hook. He goes on to explain the estate of the world from now until Jan. 1,
that there is no *cret information floating 1940. I do not think a general war will occur
about the city room in which he works and that within that period. The hope of peace lies largely
he reads the same headlines and the same news in an articulate and definite attitude upon the
columns as those who have no connection what- part of American leaders. Once we bgin to say
soever with the daily press. that both sides are wrong and that there is
And, even so, the Wall Street brokers and the nothing to choose between the dictators and the
shirtmakers continue to ask for an answer. democracies we are giving a go-ahead signal to
A newspaperman is only human, and under Hitler and Mussolini.
sufficient provocation he begins to sound ort Much harm is done by those who insist on
and say what is going to happen next week and picking this present moment to bring up the
next year. He talks learnedly of axises and priv- fact that we took America by force from the
ate understandings. Sometimes he may even get Indians and that our dealings with Mexico in
into the rate of exchange and the balance of the matter of territory were not above reproach
trade. in the days before the civil war.
You f of
By Sec Terry

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to Hitler and Mussolini asking them
to pledge that they will maintain peace in
Europe for ten years at least was a shrewd
gesture in many ways.
In a situation made the more tense as a
result of an openly expressed intention on the
part of the Nazis to present Danzig to Hitler
on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday this
Thursday, it would be ridiculous to think that
the President felt Hitler and Mussolini would
agree not to attack any of the 31 nations listed
by him in his message.
Coming as it did, after the incident at Warm
Springs, Ga., when the President told friends
that he would come back in the fall "if we don't
have a war," and after he had emphatically ap-
proved an editorial in the Washington Post
which interpreted that phrase as an announce-
ment to the Axis that America must be con-
sidered in any further drives to extend their
hegemony, the message was at once a challenge
to aggressors and a rallying call foi' popular rati-
fication at home of a policy of participating in
the democratic front to stop Hitler.
There will undoubtedly be much opposition
at home to the President's action on the part
of convinced isolationists who still believe in
effect that Europe is another planet, distant
enpugh to preclude our involvement in a general
conflagration, if we wish to keep out of it. But
it is still to our best interests to keep ourselves
from war by doing all within our power to pre-
vent war in Europe. This is the President's inten-
tion, and his tactic is in underlined contrast to
that of Wilson, who at the outset of the first
world war pleaded to Americans to preserve a
strict neutrality, and by so doing announced to
European powers that the United States would
not take sides. 1917-1918 proved in tragic ways
how successful we could be in keeping out of
war once it had started.
Slowly, belatedly and reluctantly Chamberlain
and Dala~lier have been forced through the
pressure of public opinion at home to build a
protective front against Germany and Italy. It
is an action long overdue. Undertaken by the
governments who have up until now followed
policies of abetting the fascist march, it is an
action which quite naturally is regarded with
suspicion by the countries most seriously
threatened by Hitler and Mussolini. They have
seen Spain, Albania, Ethiopia, and Czechoslo-
vakia handed over to the Fascists by these same
countries, and they will require a more positive
assurance of protection than the "mays" and
"alights" of Chamberlain before they take any
action calculated to arouse Nazi displeasure.
Yugoslavia has announced to England and
France that she does not desire an Anglo-French
guarantee, Greece, menaced by the Italian troops
in Albania, has expressed a wish for neutrality.
Turkey leans toward England and France but
she is wary, mindful of the exasperating policy
of Chamberlain, who is still refusing to denounce
the Anglo-Italian agreement, "pleading for pa-
tience" as the New York Times put it, and this
ten days after Albania was forcibly made a part


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Detty Oppenheim,
Prof. H. B. Phillipe
Walter Rabbin
A. P. Savides
Mary Louise Sharkey
Gerald Tienl
Leopoldo ToralballaC
G H. Wannier
Manuscripts to be entered in the1
Hopwood Contests must be in the
English office, 3221 A.H., by 4:30 p.m.1
Wednesday afternoon, April 19. !
R. W. Cowden.
Attention is called to the SouthernI
Counselors' Training Institute June
13-27, conducted by the Director of
Camp Sequoyah, Ashville, North
Carolina and others. Courses in per-
sonal counseling and guidance, camp
administration, folk dancing, equita-
tion, arts and crafts, nature lore, etc
are given;' Cost: board and rooms
$25; Tuition: $15. Complete an-
nouncement on file at the Univer-
sity Bureau of Appointments and Oc-
cupational Information, 201 Mason
Hall: Office Hours: 9-12 and 2-4. '
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of. the following
Michigan Civil Service Examinations.
Last date for filing application is giv-i
en in each case:
County Welfare Agent B. Salaryf
range: $2.50-5.00 per day, April 19.
(Open only to residents of Lenaweet
Highway Equipment Inspector I.
Salary range: $150-190, April 19. 1
Buyer III. Salary range: $250-310,1
April 21.1
Housekeeper and Cook B. Salary
range: $105-125, April 22.r
Steam Electric Operating En-
gineer I. Salary range: $150-190,
April 22.
Attendant Nurse Cl. Salary range:1
$95110, April 22.
Plumber Helper B. Salary range:
$105-125, April 22.t
Psychiatric Nurse Instructor I. Sal-
ary range: $150-190, April 24.
Medical Storekeeper I. Salary
range: $150-190, April 26.
Paper Buyer I. Salary range: $150-
190, April 26.
Highway Engineer III. Salaryt
range: $250-310, April 28.
Janitress D. Salary range: $75-30,
April 29. '
Pianist C. Salary range: $80-100,
May 2.
The Bureau has also received notice1
of the following United States Civil
Service Examination. Last date for
filing application: May 15.
Alphabetic Card-Punch Operator.
Salary: $1,260.r
Academic Notices
Business Administration 104 stu-
dents will report to Mr. Meacham as
soon as possible to receive assign-
ments for second semester work.
Playwriting students, English 85,
150, and 298. The instructional pro-t
duction of three one-act plays di-,
rected by Mr. Crandall will be at1
8:30 Tuesday, April 25, in 4203 A.H.
Kenneth Rowe.<
Red Cross Water Safety InstructorsI
Course: April 20, 25, 26, 27 and 28 at<
Intramural Pool, 7 to 9 p.m. given byE
William C. Lucey, Field Representa-
tive of National Red Cross.
Prospective Applicants for the Com-
bined Curricula: The final date for1
the filing of applications for admis-
sion to the various combined cur-
ricula for September, 1939, is April1
20. Application forms may be filled1
out in Room 1210 Angell Hall. Medi-1
cal students should please note that
application for admission to, the
Medical School is not application for1
admission to the Combined Curricu-
lum. A separate application should

be made out for the consideration of
the Committee on Combined Cur-
Final Doctoral Examination of Mr.+
Duncan McVicar Gage will be held
on April 18 at 2 p.m. in the East
Council Room, Rackham Building.
Mr. Gage's field of specialization is
Physics. The title of his thesis is,
"The Infrared Absorption Spectrum
of Boron Trifluoride." Professor E.
F. Barker, as Chairman of the Com-
mittee, will conduct the examination.
By direction of the Executive Board,
the Chairman has the privilege of in-
viting members of the faculty and
advanced doctoral candidates to at-
tend the examination and to grant
permission to others who might wish
to be present. C. S. Yoakum.
Recital Postponed. The piano re-
cital by Albert Zbinden, pianist, pre-
viously announced for Tuesday night,
April 18, has been temporarily post-

cases through April 22. Open dailyr
from 9 to 5 p.m. The public is in-c
University Lectures: Dr. Otto Heller,
Dean Emeritus of the Graduate School
of Washington University, St. Louis,
will lecture on "The Meaning of
Goethe" this evening at 8:151
p.m. in the Rackham Amphithe-
atre, and on "Ideas and Ideals
Against Facts and Figures in Educa-
tion" on Wednesday, April 19, at
4:15 p.m. in the Rackham Amphithe-
atre under the auspices of the De-3
partment of German. The public ist
cordially invited.
Mathematics Lecture. Professor T.
Nakayama will speak today, from 4-6
p.m., 3011 A.H., on "Frobeniusean Al-
University Lecture: Mr. T. H. Mar-
shall, Reader in Sociology in the Lon-
don School of Economics at the
University of London, will lecture ont
"The Rise and Fall of Local Com-
munities" today at 4:15 p.m. in Natu-
ral Science Auditorium under thel
auspices of the Department of So-
ciology. The public is cordially in-
vited to attend.
Martin Loud Lectures: Dr. Ralpht
W. Sockman, minister of Christt
Church, New York City, well-knownt
author and prominent public speak-
er, will deliver the Martin Loud Lec-
tures at the First Methodist Church
on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thurs-
day evenings of this week at 7:30
p.m. The series is entitled "The
American Way," and the individual!
lectures are entitled "What is it?" on
Tuesday; "Present Problems"' on
Wednesday; and "New Horizons" onl
Thursday. Nd admission charge.
Lecture: Dr. Ralph W. Sockman,
Minister, Christ Church, New York
City, will lecture on "Is There an
American Way to Peace?" on Thurs-
day, April 20, at 4:15 p.m. in the
Michigan Union Ballroom under the
auspices of the Student Religious As-
University Lecture: Dr. Paul R.s
Cannon, Professor of Pathology at t
the University of Chicago, will lec-
ture on "Some Aspects of Respira-x
tory Infection" on Tuesday, April 25,
at 4:15 p.m. in the Rackham Audito-
rium under the auspices of the De-s
partment of Chemistry. The public 1
is cordially invited to attend.
Events Today
Michigan Union Life Membership'st
are now being given out in the Busi-
ness Office of the Union to all stu-
dents who have finished the equiva-
lent of four years. Please bring yourP
present Treasurer's receipt as meansr
of identfiication.
Hours: 8-12 a.m. 1:30-5 p.m. '
Forestry Assembly: There will be an
assembly of the School of Forestry
and Conservation at 11'a.m. today in
the amphitheatre of the Rackhamt
Building, at which Dr. Eino Saari,
Professor of Forestry at the Univer-
sity of Helsinki, will speak on "For-
estry in Finland." All students in
the School of Forestry and Conser-
vation are expected to attend and
others interested are cordally invit-
ed to do so.
Christian Science Organization:
8:15 p.m. League Chapel. Students,
alumni and faculty are invitedto at-1
tend the services.
The Student Senate will meet in
the Michigan Union tonight at 7:30
p.m. No agendas will be mailed out
before this meeting.
Michigras: There will be a meetin
of the booth representatives from
each house, tonight at 7:30 in the
Union. All those who have not turned

in a list of needed materials will
please bring it to this meeting.
The Bookshelf and Stage Section
of the Faculty Women's Club will
meet this afternoon at 2:45 at the
home of Mrs. David M. Lichty, 922
Olivia Ave. Mrs. Thomas J. Mitchell
is assisting hostess.
The Beginning Class in Social Danc-
ing will meet at the regular time.
The Intermediate Class in Social
Dancing will meet at 7 o'clock in-
stead of 7:30 on Wednesday, April
Coming Events
International Center Program:
Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Speech Clinic.
All foreign students who feel .they
need help with any part of the Eng-
lish language are invited to attend.
Wednesday, 7:15 p.m. Music hour
in the recreation room of the Center.
Thursday, 4 p.m. Tea. Members of
the Disciples Guild will be the guests
of the foreign and American students
of the Center.
7:15 p.m. Speech Clinic.
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will be given in the lounge of the
The Psychological Journal Club will
meet Thursday, April 20, at 8 p.m. in
the East Conference Room of the
Rackham Building. "Recent Con-
tributions to Theories of Learning
will be discussed by Barbara Sher-
burne, James Klee, William Gilbert,
Charlotte Shohan; summary and
Critique by Professor John F. Shep-
The English Journal Club will hold
its regular meeting Thursday eve-
ning, April 20 at 8 o'clock in the West
Conference Room of the Rackham
Building. Mr. Giovani Giovannini
will speak on the subject of "Tra-
gedy." All who are interested are in-
vited to attend.
Research Club will hold its annual
Memorial Meeting on Wednesday,
April 19, at 8 p.m. in the Amphithe-
atre of the Rackham Building, with
the members of the Women's and
Junior Research Clubs as guests. Pro-
fessors C. H. Langford and Otto La-
porte will memorialize C. S. Pierce
and J. Willard Gibbs.
Phi Sigma: Meeting Wednesday
evening, April 19, 1939 at 8 p.m. in
the Graduate Outing Club Room of
the Rackham Bldg. There will be an
election of officers. Dr. J. L. Carr
will speak on the Correction of De-
linquencies in Children.
All members are urged to be pres-
ent. Refreshments.
Cerele Francais: There will be a
meeting on Wednesday, April 19, at
7:30 in Room 408 R.L. The merits
of American and European films will
be discussed.
Astronomical Motion Pictures: A
selection from the motion picture
films taken at the McMath-Hulbert
for students electing astronomical
Observatory will be shown, primarily'
courses, at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday,
April 19, in the Natural Science Au-
The films will comprise sunrise and
sunset phenomena on the moon, a
total eclipse of the sun, and numer-
ous examples of solar prominences in
All Pi Lambda Thetans who de-
sire transportation, in cars provided
by the chapter, to the state confer-
ence at Jackson, Saturday, April 22,
please call the recording secretary
at 2-1231, before Thursday, April 20,
to make your reservation.
The Arts and Travel group of
A.A.U.W. will hold a meeting at 7:30
Wednesday evening, April 19 at the
Michigan League. This is for all
members of both junior and senior
groups who are interested in any
phase of arts or travel sections for
next year.
Seminar in Physical Chemistry will
meet in Room 122 Chemistry Build-
ing at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April
19. Mr. Adolf Voigt will speak on
"Artificial Disintegration of Uranium
into Light Elements."
Zoolody Seminar: Mr. T. P. Haines
will report on "Variation of Skulls
of some Snakes of the Family Colu-
bridae and its probable Significance"
on Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
in the Ampitheatre of the Rackham
Chemical Engineers: There will be
an election meeting of the A.I.Ch.E.
Wednesday, April 19, Room 1042. Pro-
fessor Pettyjohn will address the
meeting following the election of
Crop and Saddle: Spring tryouts
for, new members Wednesday, April
19. All girls wishing to try for mem-
bership call 8925 before Wednesday
noon for details.

Interior Decoration Group of the
Faculty Women's Club will meet at
3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the
Michigan League. Professor Cather-
ine B. Heller, a member of the In-
terior Decoration Department of the
University, 'will discuss the proper se-
lection and hanging of pictures.
Graduate Students planning to at-
tend any of the dancing parties given
by the Graduate Council in the Rack-
ham Assembly Hall must have their
identification cards stamped at the
Administration Office in the Rack-
ham Building between 9-12 a.m. or
2-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or
9-12 a.m. on Saturday.
The next informal dance will be
Saturday, April 22, from 9-12 p.m.
Graduate students will not be ad-
mitted to this dance without their
approved identification cards. One
person of each couple or single pa-
trons must be a graduate student.
Luncheon for Students to meet Dr.
Ralph W. Sockman, at 12 o'clock
noon, Wednesday, at the First Metho-


WE Witnessed a classic demonstration of the
American Way in Washington, D.C., Satur-
day night, when President Roosevelt arrived at
the Willard Hotel for the annual Gridiron Din-
ner. Word had gone out that the President was
due, and despite a steady downpour which had
flushed the street of the usual loiterers, small
bands of curious people stood huddled beneath,
newspapers and umbrellas, behind a cordon of
wary cops, waiting for a glimpse of their leader.
All traffic had been diverted, and no one was
allowed within half a block of the hotel entrance
as plainclothed and uniformed police brusquely
ordered the expectant onlookers to scram or get
behind the lines.
A few minutes later, a motorcycle squad led
a large black sedan down the broad street, fol-
lowed by a long touring car. As the procession
drew up to the curb, several men, presumably
G-men and secret service agents, hopped out of
now have seemed to make it. Where there is re-
luctance to join the anti-fascist alliance, it is a
reluctance based on distrust of Chamberlain and
Daladier. There is no question that they must
go, that their new policy is not wholeheartedly
favored by themselves or their class, but it has
been pushed upon them. In the meantime,
President Roosevelt has announced to the world
at large and the states now being wooed into
alliance against the fascists that the United
States will undpubtedly favor the victims of any
aggressive action of the axis. In a sense, the
President has by his direct appeal which cut

the last car and trotted to positions which had
evidently been pre-assigned. They lined up with
their faces to the crowd across the street, their
eyes keenly alert for anything remotely suspi-
cious. Then, a full minute or two later, the
President, supported by two aides, stepped out
of the sedan into a circle of more guards, and
walked lamely into the hotel.
A newsboy, drenched by the rain, waved a
paper whose headlines read, "Berlin to Reject
President's Plea." A few hours earlier, Mr.
Roosevelt had startled an apprehensive world
with a concrete proposal for peace, sent to the
two men in whose hands the destiny of this
generation lies, Hitler and Mussolini. It was a
diplomatic coup for the cautious democracies,
and people in France and England were reported
to have cried with the same relief they felt in
1917 when the Yanks committed themselves in
another situation of like import.
Now, only an edition later, the President was
going into the Willard Hotel to hear himself and
his administration lampooned by Washington
newspaper correspondents. He was to hear
Columnist Raymond Clapper say, "There are no
more rabbits in the hat. It is as empty as the
tot that didn't have a chicken in it. Business is
being appeased-with an axe." He was to take
a personal part in one skit which involved a
man haled into traffic court for "back-seat driv-
ing," for trying to tell Congress and everyone else
what to do, relying upon his great charm to see
him through.
That's what we mean by a demonstration of

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