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NIGHT EDITOR JOSEPH GIES
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of the Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
PERSPECTIVES completed its first
full year on campus Sunday, and wi
believe sincere congratulations are due the edi-
tors from everyone who takes any interest in
Literary publications have not experienced easy
going on the Michigan campus, nor on other
college campuses for the most part, in recent
years. Perspectives, in our opinion, has been one
of the most successful; its articles, stories, re-
views and poems have been of a consistently high
quality-the only other college literary periodi-
cal we have seen which has been as outstanding
is The Harvard Crimson. The art work in Per-
*pectives is especially notable, and a comparative
rarity among college publications.
The present system of distributing Perspectives
with the Sunday Daily four times a year has on
the whole proved a good solution to the economic
problem of issuing a literary magazine. It has
left the staff completely free to devote its atten-
tion to the contents of the publication, with goor(
There is a rumor that Perspectives will be
combined with Gargoyle. With all due respect to
the latter publication, we cannot but feel that
such a union would be disastrous for Perspectives,
and hope most fervently that the story is not
Perspectives has reflected credit on The Daily
and we have enjoyed the combination with it.
The present set-up assures adequate freedom
for the literary staff. We think it should be con-
Robert 1. Fitzhenry
area in the world, while the broad plains of
Poland offer a perfect topography for military
None of the annexations Hitler has so far
made has lessened Hitler's economic problem in
any appreciable degree. The Ukraine, the most
fertile region of Europe, cannot fail to continue
to be an irresistible attraction for him.
The realization of this fact, and not the Dan-
zig question, probably was the chief factor in
the change of front of the Polish government in
the diplomatic lineup last month. Poland cannot
appease Hitler except at the expense of her
national integrity, and the intensely patriotic
Polish people will undoubtedly fight for an in-
dependence they have only enjoyed a few short
years after more than a century of struggle
Poland is looking for allies. Though she can
scarcely place complete faith in the assurances
of Chamberlain and Daladier after the conduct
of these two premiers during the pst year, and
though the Polish government is strongly dis-
inclined to ally with Soviet Russia, the reality
of the threat from Nazi Germany is driving her
into the arms of all three.
tGets Tol d
The R3oot Tech ique
To the Editor:
"Gyp," "Ditch," and "Cut" are among the
interesting examples enumerated by Miss Sapp
in this morning's Daily of how collegiate slang
varies from college to college. Might it not be
an interesting study to go a step further and
see what can deduce about the colleges them-
selves from the language peculiarities of each?
As an example of the fertility of this field, I
submit our own Engine School's universally ac-
cepted "get out" as a substitute for the word
"graduate." With all due respect to the College
of Engineering, I still believe the implication is
obvious, the deduction immediate.
Going Michigras ...
To the Editor:
It appears to me that the Daily is failing in
its capacity of informing the student body on
various news events of interest.
For example, no mention of Tom Harmon has
been made this Spring. Supposedly the Gary
athlete was destined to become a 12 letter man.
Yet, his name hasn't been mentioned with dis-
patches concerning either the baseball or track
teams. Has he given up his intent to compete, or
has he been unable to win a' place on either
squad? There are many Harmon-boosters who
would like this information.
Last winter, the Western Conference ruled
that John Townsend could not play professional
basketball and be employed in the capacity of
assistant coach of the University team at the
same time. Yet daily news dispatches tell of the
professional wrestling exploits of Indiana's coach
Thom. It seems surprising that no member of
the sports staff has been interested enough to
wonder why the Big Ten has not made a similar
ruling in Thom's case.
Apparently a shortage of copy has necessitated
three practically identical stories regarding the
Michigras fear of the World's Fair competition.
Everyone realizes that the Daily must give some
free publicity to this event, but for the reader's
sake, why not be a little original? Trash is
sometimes excusable, but not when it appears in
identical form on three successive days. If the
Daily is in great need of copy, why didn't some
enterprising reporter notice the coincidence' that
Herbie Kay's orchestra was in town while Dorothy
Lamour was on the screen at the Michigan in
"St. Louis Blue." An excellent feature could have
been invented, explaining how Kay went to see
the early show, weathered the appearane of his
wife beautifully, until she suddenly appears in a
sarong. After a few moments of viewing her in
this attire, Mr. Kay would tear up the divorce
papers, hop a plane for Hollywood-but before
he leaves Ann Arbor,-and this is very important
-he would be pictured as having told the report-
er, "But I'll be back in tme for the Michigras."
My Dear Louise: When you brought home
Thomas Mann's "Joseph in Egypt," I debated
with myself whether I should give you fair warn-
ing or keep still and let you learn another sad
lesson by yourself.
You are expecting something wonderful, for
the advertisements call it "the literary achieve-
ment of the twentieth century," and the im-
portant reviewers seem overwhelmed with ad-
miration and awe.
This praise was enough to whet your appetite,
but it was further sharpened by curiosity; for
the story of Joseph is told briefly in the Bible,
and you must have wondered where Dr. Mann
found material enough for a book.
The answer is that he doesn't find it.
The book will remind you 01 that classic story
about the German professor who spent ten years
writing a monumental treatise on the elephant
and then called it, "An Introduction to the Study
of the Elephant."
"Joseph in Egypt," doesn't seem the right name
for Wr. Mann's scholarly work: It should be
called, "Ancient Egypt, its history, religion, cus-
tons and costumes, with some discussion of
The 9ld Testament style of the English trans-
lation is charming at first, but you will forget
the charm as you wade on and on in the vain
countries. Quite evidently he regards them as
vital auxiliaries to his dream of war dominion.
In effect, he said that Germany is ready to
negotiate with any nation individually. Even a
little land may knock at his door and come in
to ascertain just what his intentions are as to its
future. But it must come alone.
He expended much effort to create a rift among
the citizens of America and to render moral
judgment confused and feeble. On many occa-
sions American politicians and publicists have
said that there is nothing we can do short of
war to be effective in checking aggression. Adolf
Hitler testified, either consciously or unconscious-
ly, on the opposite side, and made the extra-
ordinary demand that President Roosevelt should
stifle all criticism of Nazism in the American
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Propaganda V"s. Battleships
I have begun to fear Hitler's words more than
his battleships or bombers. Even though one
may gag at his philosophy and his technique, it
is foolish to underestimate the power of his
propaganda. Immediately after the end of his
speech a small group of Representatives and
Senators who listened, in the N.B.C. in Washing-
ton, gave brief comment over the air. Almost
without exception they declared that foreign
affairs were of no concern or interest to us.
This seemed a little curious, because the an-
nouncer had noted the fact that the statesmen
had arisen at 5 a.m. in order to listen to Der
Fuehrer at first hand. And it must be admit
that the reaction which came from them was
precisely that for which Hitler was aiming. Sena-
tor Capper, of Kansas, is himself a publisher, but
not, I am afraid, an alert reporter. He seemed to
feel that nothing in the oration touched us here
at home, and made no comment on Hitler's
demand that unfavorable news or editorial opin-
ion about Germany should not be permitted in
I trust that this was an oversight on the part
of the Senator and his colleagues. Surely they
would not actually carry appeasement and isola--
tion to the length of sacrificing free press at the
behest of Hitler. Indeed, there are Americans
so touchy on this point that they hold it tyran-
nical for an American President or Cabinet offi-
cer ever to say publicly that there is anything in
the papers, from column to comic strip, which is
not in all ways admirable.
Page Taft And Boake arter
The only criticism of Hitler on the part of
the assembled Congressional delegation was a
mild disapproval of Der Fuehrer's scornful refer-
ence to the President of the United States and
our history and institutions. In this respect I
would defend Hitler. He did not go nearly as far
as Senator Bob Taft has done on many occa-
sions in attacking Roosevelt, and his analysis of
America as an aggressor nation might have
been lifted bodily out of the column of Boake
Carter or any one of several other commentators.
It. is my fear that many American politicians
will now say that we have had our answer and
that we should shut our eyes and make no com-
ment, either officially or unofficially, on the con-
duct of Germany. In that event Hitler's epistle
to the isolationists must be marked down as a
great triumph for him, and possibly his most
important practical victory since he started his
march from Munich to the rim of the far-flg
rambling on interminably till the suffering read-
er is bored to tears.
Why do I tell you these things? Because the
undeserved fame of the book can teach you three
lessons that may save your self-respect in years
The first is that a big reputation makes ordi-
nary work seem great. If a great man talks non-
sense, his reputation makes it seem wise.
The second is that critics never find fault with
a winner. They may ridicule a climber; but once
he becomes a big shot, they play safe by praising
everything he does.
The third is that snobbish people like to be
on the winning side-to be in the know-to prove
their excellent taste by praising the performer3
who is praised by the experts. They are afraid
others will think them low-lass if they don't
appreciate things that "nice people" seem to
These human weaknesses will tempt you al-
ways to be intellectually dishonest-to pose and
pretend and hide your honest opinion. And when
you start pretending, the foundation of character
The St. Louis Star-Times
"That the will to win has been distorted beyond
reasonable limits in some cases is no proof of
the immorality of football. No more so is the
fact that promoters have tinted the game with.
professionalism. The remedy lies in eradicating
those evils, not the sport. American football is no ."
lily-white sport in the eyes of athletic moralists.
Nih i tr thr- hl+a ir ,hnIP of Aa in ntF
cated that the spread of
Fascism can be checked
without armed conflict. But
this can only be achieved
by cooperation among the
The address of Der Fuehr-
er was definitely for foreign
consumption.. In it he at-
tempted to rally to his sup-
port the isolationists in all
ft fei, l-o Me
It seems to me that Hitler's speech gave ample
evidence that a general European war can be
avoided. I am even optimistic enough to believe
that there was much in the agation which indi-
THIS is "Ordeal Week" on Maynard
Street. The publications building
is thick with muffled conjectures as
harried juniors seek solace from one
another by exchanging premature
condolences. So many of them are so
sure of being tonked by the Board
that mutual mourning societies have
sprung up in every corner of the
house. With the staff vote in mind,
the split personalities who have
created nothing but disaffection all
year with their harsh superiority,
are suddenly showing strange con-
cern for the welfare of sophomores,
hitherto regarded merely as a bunch
of immature guys named Joe. Tyran-
nically disposted night editors have
displaced bossism with benevolence.
Attempts to conceal anxiety with ban-
ter and balder-dash fall flat with an
empty laugh. Ranking candidates eye
their inconspicuous colleagues with
suspicion, for obscurity and a lack of
militancy on controversial issues can
sometimes rebound to a dark horse's
Applications have been painstak-'
ingly prepared; ideological barriers
have been deftly hurdled with a glossy
generality; past indiscretions have
been lightly excused on the grounds
that to err is somewhat human. Sat-
urday morning, the august members
of the Board in Control of Student
Publications gather in solemn session
in the building on Maynard Street
and within a few hours nip several
journalistic buds in the making and
keep alive the embryo of several oth-
er Pulitzers. The rejected will likely
cushion their rebuff with drink; the
accepted will likely augment their
elation with drink. There will be no
casual shrug of acceptance, however,
for these men have toiled for three
years, often at a considerable sacri-
fice, with but one aim-a senior edi-
tor's job. If merit is recognized, they
will lament but not complain. If merit
is excused on any ground, other than
a moral one, then the legitimacy of
an outraged protest must, by every
just standard, be established.
EORGE Bernard Shaw, the vai
vegetarian, has finally yielded to
the lure or lucre of the cinema, and
in doing so maintains his reputation
as a purveyor of intelligent enter-
tainment. His "Pygmalion," offered
for local consumption at the Liberty
street house, combines tart dialogue
with smart acting by Leslie Howard
and Wendy Hiller, a wretched Gala-
tea of the gutter who is made into
a lady with charm not unlike that
slouchy siren's of the sarong, Dotty
To express their appreciation of
Shaw's condescencion in submitting
to the celluloid medium, a group of
Americans wrote to the English play-
wright, calling him "the best drama-
tist in England." With typical ego-
tism, Shaw sourly commented,,
"That's like calling George VI, the
best living King of England."
A LAD who isn't entirely averse to
an occasional barrel of beer woke
up last Sunday morning after an un-
duly lax weekend and immediately
swore off stimulating beverages. "It
used to be pink elephants or snakes,"
he groaned, "but now they've run
in little soldiers dressed in loud band
uniforms and parading all around
the streets. I can't stand any more
SIGN of Spring: a co-ed handed a
library slip to the clerk, who
puzzled over it a moment, then un-
derstandingly passed it back for am-
plification. The gal had written, "Ibid
And William Pitt
Prime Minister Chamberlain com-
pared himself to William Pitt the
Younger in a recent radio address,
because each was diverted 'by Euro-
pean war possibilities from pursu-
ance of his interests at home.,
Mr. Chamberlain failed to consider
otherpoints 'of comparison, which
are even more conclusive than the
one he so modestly mentions. His
confession to the resemblance -is
strong proof that his interest in in-
ternational affairs has always been
secondary to his home interests.
Chamberlain is an expert on affairs
of local government. And no doubt
he intended only to hasten the sett-
ling of matters when he forced out
Anthony Eden and attempted to run
England's foreign policy singlehand-
ed, so that he could get back to his
Both Mr. Pitt and Mr. Chamber-
lain had distinguished fathers. Mr.
Pitt had the gout. So has Mr. Cham-
berlain. Mr. Pitt was one of the poor-
est war Ministers in England's his-
tory and-made quite a mess of things.
Does Mr. Chamberlain intend the
comparison of himself to Mr. Pitt to
continue this far.?
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expect to teach. This examination
will be held on Saturday, May 20, at 1
o'clock. Students will meet in the
auditorium of the University High
School. The examination will con-
sume about four hours' time; prompt-
ness is therefore essential.
June Candidates for the Teacher's
Certificate: The Comprehensive Ex-
amination in Education will be given
on Saturday, May 20. from 9 to 12
o'clock (and alsonfrom 2 to5 o'clock)
in the auditorium of the University
High School. Students having Sat-
urday morning classes may take the
examination in the afternoon. Print-
ed information regarding the ex-
amination may be secured in the
School of Education office.I
To All Candidates for the Teacher's
Certificate for the Present Academic
Year: The fourth annual Convoca-
tion of undergraduate and graduate
students who are candidates for the
Teacher's Certificate will be held in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre on
Tuesday afternoon, May 9, at 4:15
o'clock. This Convocation is spon-
sored by the School of Education;
and members of other faculties, stu-
dents, and the general public are
cordially invited. Faculty members,
and students who are candidates for
the Teacher's Certificate are re-
quested to wear academic costume.
President Ruthven will preside at the
Convocation and Professor Charles
Scott Berry, of the Ohio State Univer-
sity, will give the address.
Exhibition of Six Paintings by
Three Mexican Artists-Rivera, Or-
ozco, and Siqueiros-and water colors
by Alexander Mastro Valerio, under
the auspices of the Ann Arbor Art
Association Alumni Memorial Hall,
North and South Galleries; After-
noons from 2 to 5; Apri 27 through1
The Alexander Ziwet Lectures in
Mathematics will be given by Profes-
sor John v. Neumann of the Institute
for Advanced Study, Princeton, on
the topic, "Theory of Measure in
Groups." The first lecture of the1
series will be given Wednesday, May1
3, at 4:15 p.m., in Room 3011 Angell
Dr. Murray B. Emeneau will de-I
liver a series of lectures May 3, 4 and
5, on the "Religions of India Today,"
"Fundamentals of Idea and Prac-I
tice," May 3, 4:15 p.m. at the Rack-
ham Amphitheatre, Motion Picture.i
"Daily Rites: The Cult ofhAscetic-
sin," May 4, 4:15 p.m. at the Rack-
ham Amphitheatre, Lecture.
"The Cults of Vishnu-Krishna andi
Shiva," May 5 at 4:15 p.m., Natural'
Science Auditorium, Lecture.
University Lectume: Dr. August1
Krogh, of the University of Copen-I
hagen, will give a lecture, illustrated
with lantern slides on "The Regula-
tion of Circulation in Man in Rela-
tion to Posture" on Thursday, May1
4, at 4:15 p.m. in the Natural ScienceI
Auditorium under the auspices of the
Department of Zoology. The public
is cordially invited to attend.I
The European Situation: The public
is invited to a lecture by Professor
Bernadotte E. Schmitt of the Univer-
sity of Chicago on the European Situ-
ation in Rackham Auditorium at 81
p.m. Tuesday, May 2. The lecture1
is given under the auspices of thec
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi in
cooperation with the Adult Educa-I
tion Conference. "
Dr. Russell M. Wilder, Professor ofI
Medicine at the University of Minn-
sota, will give a talk in the Hospital
Amphitheatre, on Saturday morning,
May 6, at 11 o'clock. All Junior and
Senior medical students will be ex-
cused from classes in time to attend
this discussion. Members of the Staff
and Interns at University Hospital
are cordially invited.
The Junior Research Club meeting'
will be held today at 7:30 p.m. in the
amphitheatre of the Rackham Bldg.,
Dr. W. D. Robinson of the De-
partment of Internal Medicine will
speak on "The Significance of Vita-
mins in Human Nutrition."
Dr. C. M. Waldo, Instructor in Or-
thodo:tics, will speak on "Child
Growth and Developrment."
Election of officers for 1939-1940.
Phi Kappa Phi: The spring initia-
tion banquet to wvhich all members
are invited will be held inthe Michi-
gan League ballroom at 6:30 p.m.
this evening. Place cards will be laid
for those making reservations by call-
ing University Phone 649.
R. S. Swinton, Secy..
Alpha Lambda Delta meeting at
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
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.
will be a meeting this afternoon
at 4 p.m. in the League for all present
members and all other girls interest-
ed in working on the committee.
Please call Phyllis McGeachy if you
are unable to attend.
Wyvern will meet at 4 p.m. today
in the Undergraduate office of the
Algebra Seminar will meet today
from 4-6 in 3201 A.H. Dr. Thrall will
speak on "Trilinear Forms and Deter-
Tryouts for a one-act play will be
held at the Hillel Foundation this
afternoon from 2-5.
This play, under direction ')f Sam
Grant, wlil be presented in Jackson
in May. Non-members as well as
members of the Hillel Players are eli-
gible to try-out.
Christian Science Organization:
8:15 p.m. League Chapel. Students,
alumni and faculty are invited to at-
tend the services.
Hiawatha Club: There will be a
regular business meeting of the Hia-
watha Club, Wednesday, May 3, at 8
p.m. in the Michigan Union. Atten-
dance of all members is urged since
discussion of next year's plans and
the forthcoming social evening will
U. of M. Flying Club: The meeting
to be held May 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the
Michigan Union will be addressed by
Mrs. Mabel Britton, past president of
the 99's, National Women Pilots' Or-
ganization. Members are invited to
bring guests, and Mrs. Britton will
set forth women's place in aviation,
and a summer mailing list of persons *
interested in reduced rate solo and
dual flying time will be compiled.
Also, there will be the annual elec-
tion of officers for 1939-40.
The Scandinavian Club will hold a
social hour Wednesday evening at
8 p.m. Lane Hall. Refreshments will
The Interior Decoration Section of
the Faculty Women's Club will meet
at 3 o'clock on Thursday afternoon,
May 4, in the Michigan League. At-
torney William M. Laird will discuss
"The Legal Responsibilities of the
Home Owner." Mrs. Jacob Sacks will
take bus reservations for the' tip to
Independent Men interested and
willing to assist in Congress' five
booths at the Michigras on Friday
and Saturday evenings please com-
municate with Jay Rockwell, Tel.
22143. A good time assured.
A.S.M.E. will visit the General Mo-
tors Proving Grounds at Milford,
Mich., on Wednesday, May 3. Buses
will leave from the Arch at 12:30
$.m. Members are, requested to sign
their names to the M.E. bulletin board
notice by May 2.
The Graduate Education Club will
hold its last meeting on Wednesday,
May 3, at 4 o'clock in the Graduate
Library of the University Elementary
School. Dr. G. E. Densmore, the new
head of the Speech Department, and
Dr. H. H. Bloomer, assistant director
of the Speech Clinic, will speak. All
Graduate Students taking work in the
School of Education are cordially in-
cited. Refreshments will be served.
Special Trip to Loan Exhibition of
Chinese Art, Detroit Institute of Arts,
on Friday, May 5. Bus leaves Michi-
gan Union 6:25 p.m.; on return leaves
Institute of Arts 10:30 p.m. $1.25
ound trip. Make early reservations
hrough Prof. Plumer or. at Athro-
pology Office, 4011 Museums Bldg. No
eservations by phone.
Graduate Luncheon: 'here will be
a graduate luncheon, May 3 at 12
noon in the Russian Tea Room of the
League, cafeteria style.
Professor. Leslie A. White of the
Anthropology Department will dis-
cuss "An Anthropological Perspec-
All Graduate students are cordially
A War Department Flying Cadet
Board will visit 'the University of
Michigan to examine applicants for
appointment as Flying Cadets, U.S.
Army. Applicants may interview
members of the Board at R.O.T.C.
Headquarters, Thursday, May 4, be.
ginning at 10 a.m.
The Outdoor Club will hold a moon-
light hike Saturday evening, May 6.
We shall meet at Lane Hall at '7:30,
and hold a weinie roast at the Island
after the hike. Plan to come and
bring your friends.
La Sociedad Hispanica: The last
meetnig of the current school year,
at which officers for next year will
be elected, will be held Thursday, May
4 at 7:30, n m in thej T.rniAlnn
T HAS now been fairly definitely
established that Hitler's next goal
will be -Danzig, with a road across the Polish
Corridor thrown in. The brakes seem to have
been applied somewhat to the drang nach Danzig
for the moment, thus knocking 'out plans for
the Fuehrer's birthday party last Thursday, but
the advance will undoubtedly be renewed very
So far, Poland has indicated an unwillingness
to do any appeasing. It seems on thej whole like-
ly, however, that Hitler will eventually get Dan-
zig in one form or another. Poland, since the War,
has constructed another port in the Corridor,
Gdynia, which is capable of taking care of Polish
exports; it is improbable, though by no means
out of the question, that the Polish government
will go to war for Danzig, which is 95 per cent
German in population and Nazi in sympathy.
The road across the corridor is a more delicate
question, but it is likely that it is one which can
be solved by arbitration.
But-the question of Danzig and the Corridor
is' by no means the only problem of Polish-
German relations. On the contrary, it is of
slight importance compared with the main issue,
which is the matter of Hitler's advance toward
the Ukraine. On several occasions Hitler has
referred to the gains made in this direction by
the ,annexations of Sudeten, Bohemia, Moravia
and Slovakia, the implication being that the