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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATTJP.DAY, ~PP~.IL 22, 1939

Collection Here
Helps Clarify

Parley Keynoters Offer Survey
Of Torties' At Opening Session

P nt sar(Continmed fron Page 1)
at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Union when
The chapter in Michigan's history Prof. Arthur Smithies of the econom-
known as Pontiac's War may now be ' ics department will point the discus-
kion by summarizing the trends to-
clarified through study of the com- ward democracy evidenced by the
plete letters of Major Henry Gladwin, points of view expressed in the panel

id women obtained their "first jobs" commandant of the garrison at De-
iriiig March, according to Orin W. troit at the time of the Indian chief's
aye, state director of the NYA. Of seige. Study has been made pos-
its number, 97 or 22.6 per cent of sible by the acquisition recently of
lose leaving the program have se- three heretofore unavailable pieces
ired permanent employment. of Gladwin's correspondence by the,
Approximately 7,000 out-of-school University's Clements Library.
ung people are employed today .on The new letters, a gift of Dr. Law-
part-time basis by the NYA in rence Reynolds, of Detroit, member of
ichigan, Mr. Kaye added. Many are the committee of management of the
the seven resident projects and in Library, bring the total of Gladwin's
fe 45 work centers throughout the letters now in possession of the Li-
ate, while thousands more are in brary to about two-thirds of those
erking and stenographic positions. in existence. It also has photostatic
1 less than four years, the NYA has copies of the rest, which are in Eng-
ven partial economic security to land.
early 30,000. Over 55,000 others Major Gladwin's bitterness toward
we been able to continue their edu- the Indians is revealed in the newly
tion through the NYA acquired letters.
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sessions.
In presenting the conservative
philosophy for the forties, at the gen-
eral session yesterday afternoon, Pro-
fessor Tracy expressed the hope that
the United States would abandon its
theory of isolation and would see its
way clear to cooperate with the other
peace-loving nations of the world in
avoiding war. In regard to economic
theory, he said, he believed in capi-
talism because it was the only system
that could afford the greatest good
to the greatest number of people.
He asserted that the profit motive'is
so strong in man that he will not
work unless he can see a definite,
tangible return for his labor. He de-
clared that he could not believe in
the theory of the planned economy
because he found it impracticable in
a democracy. Only with a leader who
is omnipotent and omniscient, he
asserted, could a planned eccnomy
become practicable.
Predicts Religious Revival
Professor Tracy said he hoped for
a revival of religion in the forties,
true religion having its roots in deep
human emotions. The trouble with
religion, today, he said, is that it has
been made too much a matter of in-
tellect and not of feeling.
He viewed present-day American
culture in two lights. First, he saw
a very dismal picture of thousands of
college graduates who give no evi-
dence of intellectual curiosity, who
are content to receive all their "in-
tellectual" and emotional stimulus
from the sports pages and magazines,
the Hollywood movie and jazz. How-
ever, Professor Tracy said, he saw
several bright spots in the Ameri-
can cultural scene today. There is
growing up, especially among the
young people, today a love of good
music: among each year's Hollywood
output there is an occasional one
which points to hope of better things.
Finally, Professor Tracy, empha-
sizing the priceless benefit the col-
lege student has in his education,
called for a wide dissemination of
culture, a breakdown of the intellec-
tual nionopoly which the great cities
of the United States hold today.
Wider Education Advocated
Professor Benson called upon the
liberal of the next decade to make his
liberalism a pragmatic attitude rath-
er than 'a hard and fast creed. De-
manding a more intelligent approach

to the social problems of the forties,
he advocated:I
a. wider education;
b. revivification of religion as a
basis of an ethical way of life;
c. wider dissemination of culture
to all parts of the United States, em-
phasizing the great contributions
which the immigrant refugees of the
past few years will make to American
culture;
d. the merit system in govern-{
ment; maintenance of constitutional
government for the protection of mi-
norities; "civilization" or socializa-
tion of Fapitalization; defense of so-
cial security; extension of economic
planning to make a system which
can easily produce enough to support
the whole population, do so; preser-
vation of freedom of thought, speech
and the press.
Presents Radical View
Professor Shepard, presenting the
"radical" point of view, foresaw a
shift to conservatism in the forties,
with an attempt at balancing the
budget which will be made at the ex-
pense of those now on relief. He saw
increasing class consciousness arising
from thq bitterness which will char-
acterize the administration - of relief.
With the removal of the "interfer-
ences" placed by the New Deal upon
business enterprise, will come the de-
cline of capitalism, he declared, as-
serting that capitalism as a system
cannot work because as profits in-
crease, power is concentrated in the
hands of the few and the purchasing
power of the mass decline.
Asserting that fascism is "the de-
velopment of business shibbolhs in-
to a form of insanity and enforced
at the point of a gun," he pointed out
that the movement probably will, as
in Germany, get out of control. Amer-
ican foreign policy, like that of the
rest of the democracies, will not be
rational in the forties, he said .

DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 1939
VOL. XLIX. No. 143
Notices
Faculty, College of Engineering:
There will be a meeting of the Facul-
ty on Monday, April 24, at 4:15 p.m.,
in Room 348, West Engineering Bldg.
Topics for consideration will be: Pro-
posed Program for a Naval ROTC;
Recommendation from the Engineer-
ing Council regarding a new Honor
Committee; Report of Faculty Disci-
pline Committee; and Requirement
of a Curtain Standard in English.
Senior and Graduate Students:
Those senior and graduate students
who have been invited to oe guests
of honor at the Sixteenth Annual"

Honors Convocation of the Univer-
sity of Michigan are requested to
order caps and gowns immediately at
the Moe Sport Shop, or Van Boven,
Inc. It is necessary to place these
orders at once in order that the caps
and gowns may be delivered in time
for the Convocation, April 28.
Joseph A. Bursley, Chairman
Committee on Honors Convocation.!
Sophomore, Junior and Senior En-
gineers: Mid-semester reports for
grades below C are now on file and
open to inspection in the office of the
Assistant Dean, Room 259 West En-
gineering Building.
A. H. Lovell, Assist. Dean.
Final Doctoral Examination of Mr.
Ralph Gardiner Owens will be held
today at 9:30 a.m. in the East Coun-
cil Room of the Rackham Build-
ing. Mr. Owens' field of specializa-
tion is physics. The title of his
thesis, is "The Infra-red Absorption

Spectrum of Methyl Amine." Prof.
E. F. Barker, as chairman of the
committee, will conduct the exam-
ination. By direction of the Execu-
tive Board, the chairman has the
privilege of inviting members of the
faculty and advanced doctoral can-
didates to attend the examination
and to grant permission to others
who might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum.
Final Doctoral Examination of Mr.
Arthur Walter Tyler will be held to-
day at 2:30 p.m. in Room 145 East
Physics Building. Mr. Tyler's field
of specialization is physics. The title
of his thesis is "The Design of a
Magnetic Spectrometer and the
Measurement of the Spectra of Cop-
per and Europium." Professor J. M.
Cork, as chairman of the commit-
tee, will conduct the examination.
By .direction of the Executive Board,
the chairman has the privilege of in-
viting members of the faculty and
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