THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, MAY 14, 1939
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By MORTON L. LINDER
Dorothy Thompson, in 1932, came up with the
then quite credible piece of news that Hitler
would not last six months. Her interview with
Der Fuehrer attracted the attention of the world
and she catapulted forward in the ranks of the
columnists until she is today the most widely-
syndicated of them all.
Seven years later, it is apparent that Miss
Thompson was slightly off in her calculations.
Hitler's six months have long since expired and
he is still very much with us. In fact, some would
have it that he has multiplied and is now four;
others are more conservative with their figures
and are content to call him two-faced.
The rise of Miss Thompson to an assured place
in the nation's reading is characteristic of the
general trend in the past few years away from
the anonymity of editorials to the highly person-
al and colorful views of the syndicated column-
ists. The "personal journalism" of Greeley, Ben-
nett and the rest of the old school, which waned
mainly because of the dearth of editorial per-
sonalities, has now been supplanted by feature
columns, and the public more and more turns to
these writers for information and opinions.
Publishers have beep quick to realize this read-
er appeal and have continually catered to these
"artists." allowing them much freedom of sub-
ject-choice and giving them key spots in the
newspapers' columns. Many of the columnists,
however, have been an ungrateful lot as far as
the publishers have been concerned for we find
them advocating stands and policies diametric-
ally opposed to those of their bosses, who in turn
take a look at the increased circulation figures
and agree that they must be open-minded and
show both sides of the question.
So, for example, we find that while the major-
ity of the nation's press has been anti-New Deal,
six of the fourteen major columnists have been
pro-New Deal, with three "on the fence." The
Hearst papers have always been the severest
critics and bitterest foes of the Administration,
atetimes even stooping to below-the-belt tactics,
but their number one circulation-getter, Walter
Winchell, has on numerous occasions come out in
support of Roosevelt and the New Deal. So too,
in the case of Miss Thompson, whose home paper,
the New York Herald Tribune, has constantly
been anti-New Deal; yet she is in accord with
a good many of the Administration measures.
In listing the top columnists as to their atti-
tudes in respect to Government policies, it is
difficult, in some cases, to draw a sharp line of
distinction since a few are critical of the New
Deal, but are similarly critical of opposition
measures. The best examples of this are West-
brook Pegler, who opposes everything, and the
Drew Pearson-Robert Allen Washington Merry-
go-Round, which does not actively support
either side. Boake Carter likewise does a lot of
talking with surprisingly little said.
The rest are fairly clear in their positions,
although it must be realized that, since they do
have this columnar freedom, they often take
variance with the side they usually support. We
might class as pro-New Deal: Heywood Broun,
Scripps-Howard; Walter Winchell, Hearst; Mrs.
Roosevelt, Scripps-Howard; Raymond Clapper,
Scripps-Howard; Jay Franklin, New York Post;
and Miss Thompson, New York Herald Tribune.
On the other side would be listed: Hugh Johnson,
Scripps-Howard; Walter Lippmann, Herald-Tri-
bune; David Lawrence, New York Sun; Mark
Sullivan, Herald-Tribune; and Frank Kent, Bal-
timore Sun. Pegler, Carter, and Pearson-Allen
are merely caustic commentators with no policy.
It is not so much a matter of policy or which
side they support, however, that determines their
popularity. The highly personal nature of the
columns makes reader-appeal a matter of pre-
senting material in a interesting, colorful and
intelligent manner. Master of this knack is
Broun, who is capable of discussing collective
security and obnoxious children on the beach
with equal vividness and freshness. Secretary
Ickes, in a recent Newspaper Guild address called
him a "genial philosopher, in a category by him-
Miss .Thompson, who is ardently anti-fascist,
has a tremendous appeal because of her fairness
and ability to express her points in clear, concise
language. While opposing the Administration
on many domestic stands (Wagner act, relief),
she is in agreement in respect to foreign policy.
Kent and Lawrence are perhaps the most un-
interesting, the former strongly censuring every
action the New Deal takes irrespective of the
plausibility or merit of the measure.
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By NORMAN KIELL
"No War In Troy," which The Ann
Arbor Dramatic Season is bringing
to the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
tomorrow night as its first presen-
tation of the season, is the work of
a soldier, a diplomat, a teacher, a
novelist and a playwright, Jean Gir-
M. Giraudux was, in 1907, the
private tutor of the Prince of Saxe-
Meiningen, but annoyed at being
called Herr Professor, he fled as fast
as he could. At the age of twenty-
seven, Giraudoux had received his
licenciate and also a diploma for his
graduate work in German literature,
and was now engaged in journalism,
contributing articles to Le Matin, La
Grande Revue, La Revue des Temps
Present, and L'Ermitage. His first
book, "Provinciales," was a collec-
tion of short stories.
But his literary work met with
little monetary success, although An-
dre Gide, among others, received him
quite warmly. For a living, Giraudoux
turned to diplomacy. After attending
the Consular school, he was given a
post in the Ministry of Foreign Af-
fairs and then was sent on a "mis-
sion" to Northern Russia and the
Orient. He devoted his spare time
to writing the novel, "Simon le
Pathetique," which was published
serially in a French magazine, but
after the outbreak of hostilities in
1914, publication of it stopped
Overnight, Giraudoux changed
from a Chatelguyon bather to a foot-
soldier in Alsace. He was wounded
twice and was the first French writ-
er to be decorated with The Legion
of Honor. When he came out of the
hospital he was sent directly to the
United States as officer-instructor.
His friendly impressions of this coun-
try can be found in his memoirs,
The conclusion of the war found
Giraudoux still at work at his two
loves, writing and diplomacy. "Elpi-
nor," "Adorable Clio," and "My Friend
from Limousin," came out in quick
succession. His diplomatic duties kept
him busy at the Versailles confer-
mces and in missions to Portugal in
the company of Joffre and Bergson.
As far back as 1924. Giraudoux was
interested in the theatre and made
from his novel, "My Friend from
Limousin," a play called "Siegfried."
It had a tremendous success in 1928
in Paris and was done later by Eva
LeGallienne at the Civic Repertory
Theatre. Since then he has written
three other plays, but only "Amphi-
;ryon, 38" produced in 1928, compares
with his earlier success.
Out of these varied experiences,
the drum-beater for the Ann Arbor
Dramatic Season tellsus, Giraudoux
has written "No War in Troy." It has
been played in Paris by the great
French actor, Jouvet, and has had a
recent revival there. It was also done
with much success at the National
Theatre at Budapest. The presenta-
tion tomorrow night at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre will be its
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NIGHT EDITOR: WILLIAM ELMER
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of the Daily
staff and represent the views of the writer
And The Dictators..
O NE OF THE most interesting develop-
ments of European diplomacy in
the past few weeks since Hitler's occupation of
Prague and the Italian seizure of Albania has
been the apparent realization on the part of
Great Britain that a common stand must be
taken for the maintenance of peace against
aggression from any quarter.,
Not only from the oficial opposition, but in
formal 'principle at least, from the National,
Government too, have come solemn declarations
of a front against aggression. There are no
longer any open defenders of "non-intervention."
No longer do British statesmen issue complacent
refusals of committments for such a "far-away"
country as Czechoslovakia. From surface mani-
festations it appears that the Chamberlain
Government has adopted a policy of collective
security, offering pledges of mutual assistance
to such distant places as Turkey and Poland,
and indulging in bitter tirades against the dic-
The necessity for a collective stand for peace
is well understood by the people of Britain, and
they have quite naturally welcomed the recent
overtures of the Government as indicating a re-
sponse to popular demand. Labor Party leaders,
in particular, have been exceptionally vocifer-
ous in expressing confidence in the new Cham-
berlain policy, and have given up even vocal
Opposition in Commons.
In view of the present rapid changes of the
entire international situation, which are open-
ing anew basic questions of policy, it is necessary
to recall here certain plain facts. Is this the time
for the Opposition to follow a policy of loyal sup-
port, and only mild criticism? Has the Chambe
lain Government, the conciliatory collaborator
in the destruction of Czechoslovakia and Spain,
actually become converted to collective security?
Such a conception not only taxes the imagina-
tion, but constitutes a complete ignoring, a
wishful-thinking blindness to the hard facts of
the Chamberlain policy as it has so far devel-
On March 15, Hitler annexed Czechoslovakia,
exposing the British-French guarantees of the
"new" Czechoslovakia as worthless. On March
18, the British Government rejected as "pret
mature" the suggestion for a Six Power Con-
ference to devise measures to prevent the im-
pending' new strokes of aggression: thei r-
mediate consequence of this refusal was the
seizure of Memel, the imposition of the Trade
Treaty on Rumania, and the Italian annexation
of Albania, the latter in direct violation of the
Furthermore, it must le remembered that the
new guarantees to Turkey, Greece and Poland are
limited in their nature: as they stand they con-
stitute a direct invitation to aggression to pro-
ceed elsewhere, for the very limitations empha-
size the refusal of security in other directions.
For example: to guarantee Greece and refuse
Jugoslavia is equivalent to inviting attack on
Jugoslavia, for which the seizure of Albania has
already prepared the way.
All these considerations show that if a con-
crete peace policy is to be established under
British leadership, two things must be accom-
plished. First, taking advantage of the present
situation, the Opposition forces must insist that
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MAY FESTIVAL REVIEWS
By WILLIAM J. LICHTENWANGER
Fourth Festival Concert
(Editor's Note: The following review of the fourth
festival concert was ommitted from yesterday's
paper because of lack of space.)
Friday evening is the traditional "artist night"
of the May Festival. Last night two of the great-
est artists of all time were in Hill Auditorium.
Johannes Brahms, composer, son of the people,
the personification of German gemuetlichkeit,
and Marian Anderson, singer, the personification
of all that is noble and sincere and admirable iii
her races have much in common. Brahms' music
is not the music of gods and goddesses, of high-
born aristocrats, nor of cynical and degenerate
humanity. It is the expression in tones of afl
that is earnest, all that is loving, all that is worthy
and heaven-aspiring in common mankind. And
the audience of over five thousand that applauded
Miss Anderson for a total of nearly thirty min-
utes last night was not paying heartfelt tribute
merely to the finest contralto voice in the world
today, or yet merely to the vocal technique and
musicianship which are equally as superb as the
voice. It is that simplicity and humble sincerity
in greatness which mark only the truly great
that distinguishes Marian Anderson from many
another fine singer, and that merits for her
all that is noblest and finest in the term "true
Marian Anderson sang last night the solo part
in Brahms' Alto Rhapsodic ana four of his
lieder, Dein Blaues Auge, Imn er leiser, Der
Schmied, and Von ewiger Liebe. The first and
third songs were repeated at the end of the
group, but Miss Anderson, like the genuine artist
she is, refused to mar the spirit and continuity
of the all-Brahms program with further encores.
The Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene
Ormandy assisted in these works and in addi-
tion opened and closed the evening with the
Academic Festival Overture and the First Sym:
phony, respectively. In the Alto Rhapsodie, a
miniature musical drama of exalted beauty and
emotional significance based on a fragment from
Goethe's Winter-Journey in the Harz, the Men's
Chorus of the University Choral Union repre-
sented the celestial visitation of peace and re-
assurance. The refinement and plasticity of the
Chorus' tonal quality and the highly music,.
quality of its singing caused no break in the eve-
ning's high standards of performance.
Of the Academic Overture and the C minor
Symphony it must first be said that we were
disappointed to see them on the program rather
than other equally appropriate works heard less
often in Ann Arbor-for instance, either the
Second or the Third Symphony. But beyond
tlt, there is no fault to be found. It was one
of those rare evenings when one senses a psych-
ical electricity in the air, minimizing the frail
human element in recreation and presenting the
composer's creation with all the sensory vivid-
ness and emotional enthusiasm resultant from
the collective and interactive artistry of a huge
body of players, guided and inspired by the
genius of the conductor. Mr. Ormandy's C minor
Symphony had depth and majesty and sublim-
ity that were superhuman.
Georges Enesco, whose name is practically
synonoinous in America with Roumanian music.
not profound interpretive powers. The Beethoven
Concerto in his hands glowed with a quiet, satis-
fying rapture, though it did not dazzle or thrill.
His compositions, too, seem to share the same
Gaelic characteristics of clarity, warmth, and
polish-of a primarily objective beauty that
affects one but does not prove profoundly. Of the
two, we prefer the Rhapsody, which, though
it lacks the dubious qualities of structural unity
and dignity of spirit present in the symphony,
has instead all the virtues of a brilliant orches-
tral show-pieVe: fret, folkihm. nelody, vivid or-
chestral and dynamic colors, rhythmic verve,
and the general deft style of a Rossini Overture.
The Symphony strikes one as being the master-
ful score to a film drama without the film. Mr.
Enesco's conducting had decided elements of
genius and individuality.
Mr. Caston's Egmont was spirited in a con-
ventional way, and his accompaniment in the
Beethoven efficient without having much char-
By DON CASSEL
The concert version of Verdi's "Otello" featur-
ing such names in the operatic world as Martib
nelli, Jepson, Bonelli, plus a brilliant supporting
cast, brought the nineteen thirty-nine May Fes-
tival Series to a successful close. Conducted by
Earl V. Moore and ably assisted by the Philadel-
phia Orchestra and the University Choral Union,
it was. as a whole one of the best final concerts
the Series has ever known.
Giovanni Martinelli was quite as dynamic as
ever in the title role, Richard Bonelli maintained
his reputation as one of the finest interpreters
of the role of villainous Iago and Helen Jepson
made as comely a Desdemona as will ever be
found. Though the supporting roles in "Otello"
are somewhat insignificant, the work of Cava-
dore as "Cassio," Elizabeth Wysor as "Emilia"
and Norman Cordon as both "Montano" and
"Lodovico" was singularly fine. Particular men-
tion should go to Norman Cordon who possesses
one of the richest and most beautifully articu-
lated baritone voices in all of opera.
The task of selecting outstanding spots in last
night's performance is difficult; there was too
much good music and too many good singers.
Bonelli's singing of the "Credo" from Act II was
certainly one of them. The increased dramatic.
intensity of the third Act brought Martinelli into
his element. The opeing duet of "Desdemona"
and "Otello" in this act supplied one of the most
thrilling exhibitions of the dramatic talent of
both Jepson and Martinelli that was heard all
evening. If there were any moments of greater
satisfaction they came during "Otello's" solilo-
quy, also in the Third Act, and in "Desdemona's"
incomparably beautiful solo "Salce, Salce" as
well as the "Ave Maria" which follows. To Helen
Jepson goes credit not only for one of the' lop
performances of the evening, but for being a
singer with a truly great voice, impeccable musi-
cal taste, and a -sense of dramatic accuracy
which might well be envied by her rivals.
News Reel . ..
City decides to turn off street lights a half-
hour earlier each morning, to save an estimated
$50,000 a year, and city fails to collect freight
truck tax. estimated at $150,000 a year; Mayor
Choral Union Members. Refund on
deposit for Choral Union music books
will be made from 9 to 12, and from 1
to 4 o'clock daily, up to noon Friday,
May 19, at the general office of the
School of Music. Members are cau-
tioned that no refunds will be made
Charles A. Sink.
Complete announcements are on
file at the University Bureau of Ap-
pointments and Occupational Infor-
mation, 201 Mascn Hall; office hours:
9-12 and 2-4.
University Bureau of Appoint-
ments aid Occupational Jifor-
Psychology Master's Comprehensive
Examination will be held Saturday,
May 27, at 2 p.m. in Room 3126 N.S.
Graduate Students in Education:
All individuals desiring to take the
preliminary examinations for the
Ph.D. in Education to be held on
May 25, 26 and 27, must leave their
names in my office, Room 4002
University High School, before May
Students In Naval Architecture 6,
please see Drawing Room Bulletin
Board for an important announce-
Senior Lit Class Dues will be col-
lected on Wednesday, May 17, in both
the League and the Union. It is im-
portant that these dues be paid be-
fore Commencement Invitations are
Michigan Socialist House applica-
tions for this summer and next fall
are available in the Dean of Stu-
dents' office. Applicants will be in-
terviewed at the Socialist House, 335
East Ann Street, on the following
three dates between 7 and 8 p.m., May
15, 22 and 29.
German Departmental Library: All
library books are due.
Final Doctoral Examination of Mr.
Leon Stephen Waskiewicz will be held
Monday, May 15, 1939 at 2 p.m. in
the East Council Room, Rackham
Bldg. Mr. Waskiewicz' field of spe-
cialization is Education. The title
of his thesis is "Organized Labor
and Public Education in Michigan
from 1880 to 1938." Professor A, B.
Moehlman, as chairman of the com-
mittee, will conduct the examination.
By direction of the Executive Board,
the chairman has the privilege of
inviting members of the faculty and
advanced doctoral candidates to at-
ted the examination and to grant
permission to others who might wish
to be present. C. S. Yoakum.
Final Doctoral Examination of Mr.
James Sumner Lee will be held on
Monday, May 15, 1939 at 3 p.m. in
Room 1564 East Medical Bldg. Mr.
Lee's field. of specialization is Bac-
teriology. The title of his thesis is
"A Study of the Distribution and
Viability of Rabies Virus in the Api-
mal Body Following its Introduction
into the Blood Stream." Professor
M. H. Soule, as chairman of the
committee, will conduct the examina-
tion. By direction of the Executive
Board, the chaiman has the privi-
lege of inviting members of the faculty
and advanced doctoral canddates to
attend the examination and to grant
permission to others who might wish
to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
Final Doctoral Examination of Mr.
Cli ford Holmes Prator, Jr. will be
held on Monday, May 15, 1939 at 3
p.im. in Room 110 Romance Languages
Bldg. Mr. Prator's field of speciali-
zation is Romance Languages. The
title of his thesis is "The Rationalistic
Attack on French Poetry (1680-
1750)." Professor Thieme, as chair-
man of the committee, will conduct
the examination. By direction of
the Executive Board, the chairman
has the privilege of inviting members
of the faculty and advanced doctoral
candidates to attend the examination
and to grant permission to others
who might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
Candidates for English 197, Honors
Course for Seniors: All candidates de-
siring to read for Senior Honors in
English (1939-40) must file their
names with the secretary of the De-
partment not later than 4 p.m. on
May 15. At the time of filing their
names they will leave transcripts of
their academic records, including
their records for the first semester of
in Douglas Lake, Michigan" and Mr.
Robert S. Campbell on "Vertical Dis-
tribution ,of the Rotifera in Douglas
Lake, Michigan, with Special Refer-
ence to Submerged Depression In-
dividuality" on Thursday, May 18, at
7:30 p.m. in the Amphitheatre of the
Tenth Annual Exhibition of Sculp-
ture, in the concourse of the Michi-
gan League Building.
Exhibition of Six Paintings by Three
Mexican Artists, and Water Colors by
Alexander Mastro Valerio, under the
auspices of the Ann Arbor Art Asso-
ciation. Alumni Memorial Hall,
North and South Galleries. Last two
days, Saturday and Sunday, May 13
and 14, afternoons from 2 to 5.
Museum of Classical Archaeology:
A special exhibit of antiquities from
the Nile Valley, the Province of Fay-
oum, and the Delta of Egypt from
early Dynastic times to the Late Cop-
tic and Arabic Periods.
American Chemical Society. Prof.
G. W. Scott Blair will lecture on
"New Aspects of Colloid Science" at
4:15 p.m., Monday, May 15, in Room
303 Chemistry Building. All those
interested are invited.
Professor Blair is head of the chem-
istry department of the University of
Reading, England, and par-time lec-
turer in colloids, Sir John Cass Tech-
nical Institute, London.
Faculty Tea: President and Mrs.
Ruthven will be at home to faculty
members and residents of Ann Ar-
bor today from 4 to 6 p.m.
International Center Sunday Pro-
gram: Mr. Justin Cline, District Di-
rector of Youth Hostels for the Mid-
Western States, will speak on "Youth
Hosteling at Home and Abroad" fol-
lowing the regular Sunday night
supper tonight. He will have motion
pictures to illustrate his talk.
Vulcans will hold a regular meet-
ing today at 6 p.m. in the Union.
It is important that every member
The Graduate Outing Club will meet
at the northwest entrance of the
Rackham Building ,at 3 p.m. to-
day. They will go canoeing on
the Huron River; and hike to Cas-
cade Glen. They will have a picnic
supper along the banks of the river
and will return about 8 o'clock.
The Annual Spring Overnite will
be held Saturday and Sunday, May
20 and 21 at Camp Tacoma, Clear
Lake. For reservations, call 8995. The
faculty and all graduate students are
Freshmen Phi Eta Sigma Members:
A dinner-business meeting will be
held at the Union at 6:15 this eve-
ning. Officers for the year 1939-40
will be elected.
Bethlehem Evangelical Church
Student Guild will visit the Saline
Valley Farms today. Cars will leave
the church at 4 p.m.
The Lutheran Student Club will
hold an outdoor meeting and steak
roast at the Island this afternoon.
Those wishing to attend should meet
at the Zion Parish Hall not later
than 5 p.m.
American Association of University
Professors. The annual dinner meet-
ing of the local chapter of the Ameri-
can Association of University Pro-
fessors will be held Monday, May 15,
at 6 -p.m. at the Michigan Union.
There will be opportunity to discuss
the report of the Chapter committee
which has been considering the prob-
lem of the objective evaluation of
faculty services. Because of the wide-
spread interest in this subject, this
will be an open meeting to which all
members of the faculty, whether
me'mbe:s of t1he chapter or not, are
Pharmaceutical Conference, College
of Pharmacy: The Annual Pharma-
ceutical Conference sponsored by the
College of Pharmacy will be held at
the Michigan Union on Tuesday, May
16, at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker
will be Dr. Wortley F. Rudd, Dean of
the School of Pharmacy, Medical
,College of Virginia, who will speak
on "Some Present Pharmaceutical
Problems, Socialized Pharmacy, and
Working Conditions in Retail Phar-
macy." Other speakers will include
Dr. Frederick F. Blicke, who will
speak on "The Introduction and Pe-
velopment of Antiseptics," and Dr.
Malcolm H. Soule, who will speak on
"Methods for the Evaluation of Anti-
Big Business And Recovery
To the Editor:
While Big Business and the edi-
torials in a large part of the press
attack the Roosevelt spending pro-
gram on the ground that itrunder-
mines "confidence," the Journal of
Commerce frankly tells its Wall.
Street readers :
"Although industrial activity is 1
likely to sag further between now
and midsummer to some extent,
the flow of purchasing should not
suffer any perceptible decline.
"One reason for this is the high
level of constru'ction, including
public works . . Expectations
that consumer purchasing power
will hold, have encouraged retail
store executives and manufacturers
of consumers goods to broaden
promotional and advertising ef-
Thus the spokesmen for Big Busi-
ness plainly state that business is be-
ing expanded because thePresident
is furnishing the people with purchas-
ing power. And yet they persist in'
their efforts to destroy the New Deal
by raising the questionable issue of
"confidence." Is business "confidence"
being hurt by New Deal purchasing
power that encourages retail store
executives and manufacturers of
2onsumers goods to broaden promo-
tional and advertising efforts?
Midii g Speakers
Representatives of the University
won four first places out of a possible
five in the traditional speech making
contest of Sigma Rho Tau, honorary
engineering spcech fraterniy, meet-
inr' here at the Union.