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The Editor
Gets Told

-by David Lawrence---

last the Con-


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At The Left Hand Of The Lord
The Lord was not the Creator of Russell,
His mighty nose and mental muscle.
Haphazard happenstance events
Create the world for modern gents;
Events do not proceed from cause-
Is and Are complete our Laws.
Bertrand has Reason, a Logical Mind;
He has looked on Creation before and behind
For a God or a Devil to father the mess
But finding it orphaned, casts off his distress.
Mankind, though so plainly a cancerous blight
On the merciful space of the intellect's night,
Unfathered, unsponsored, mistaken, erratic
Infinitesimal, cosmical static,
In this empty creation without a kingpin
Where nothing need stop, for did it begin?-
Though Man isn't the center, the axis or core,
Man has got to be somewhere, behind or before;
Or if Time keeps him firmly held in his place
He has got to be somewhere, leastwise in Space.
If he isn't the center, he can go to the Right
(That unfathered, unsponsored cancerous blight)
But better, far better, with reasoning deft
To perceive that ALL THINGS can be done on
the LEFT!
With God and his party logically Out
Reason, Awake! call this off-center clout
To seize on the aimless, Godless Creation
And bring on a left-wing, millennial inflation!
-Esther S. Rettger

Board of
Managing Editor . .
Editorial Director .
City Editor .
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Associate Editor. .
Associate Editor,
Book Editor -
Women'sdEditor . .
Sports Editor ..

Robert D. Mitchell
. . Albert P. May1o
Horace W. Gilmore'
Robert I. Fitzhenry
S. R. Kleiman
Robert Perlman
. . .Earl Gilman
. . William Elvin
. . Joseph Freedman
. . . Joseph Gies
. . Dorothea Staebler
S . Bud BenJamin

Business Department
Business Manager. . . Philip W. Buchen
Credit Manager . . . Leonard P. Siegelman
Advertising Manager. . , William L. Newnan
Women's BusinessgManager ,.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
Education Must Fight
Venereal Disease .
success of the marriage relations
course of last semester manifest itself in another
series of lectures to be given this semester.
Reports from students who took the course in-
dicate that it contained a great deal of useful
and important information that is ordinarily
not available.
But meanwhile a far more important matter
is being neglected: education concerning vener-
eal diseases.
For years the mention of the word syphilis
brought a look of horror to the faces of "genteel"
men and women. Only six years ago the New
York State Board of Regents banned a motion
picture designed to educate high school students
about venereal diseases. It was not until very
recently that the word was even mentioned in
newspapers and on the radio.
It is this prudishness and the ignorance that
stems from it that allow syphilis to yearly dis-
able 500,000 Americans. It is this policy of forc-
ing discusson of the disease underground that
allowss it to remain one of the four most fatal
diseases in the country.
A more insidious aspect of this dogmatic atti-
tude is the rationalization that syphilis is a more
or less just punishment for evil-doers. The revela-
tion made by Dr. Thomas Parran, Surgeon Gen-
eral of the United States Public Health Service,
that commercialized prostitution causes only 25
per cent of syphilis should dispel this fallacious
In Scandinavia the fatal disease is being fought
with great success chiefly because it is not con-
sidered a social disgrace, and because it is dealt
with openly, for example, by prominently listing
free syphilis clinics in public places.
The first step in eradicating the scourge in this
country is elimination of the prudishness and
moral condemnation by frank and open discus-
.sion of the disease, its symptoms, results and
In such a program newspapers, universities
and schools must play a vital role in the crusade.
Michigan as a large educational institution can
no longer fail to provide adequate education
about venereal diseases. The perfunctory dis-
cussion of these matters in the freshman hygiene
lectures is far from sufficient. It probably is
not even known by the majority of students that
Kahn tests (an improvement on the Wasser-
mans) are available free of charge at all times at
the Health Service.
What might be done is to include a thorough
discussion of venereal diseases in all its aspects in
the new marriage relations program and the
enlarging of the course to include all students,
not merely seniors and graduates.
-Morton Jampel
Scientists of Cornell and Colgate Universities
are making a special study of the aurora
The University of California has a special
course on-the legal rights of women.

Protest Change Of Prof.

To the Editor:
While we realize that the matter of student
discussion and criticism of college administrative
policies is -an open and delicate question, it seems
imperative that the viewpoint of the students
in the College of Architecture to be given on a
matter which greatly concerns them, and sin
which they have no voice.
Approximately fifteen students this semester
enrolled in the Architectural Design course under
the impression that it was to have been instructed
by the professor who for several years had con-
ducted the class, an impression shared with
them by the professor himself. On mid-morning
of Monday, the first day of the class meeting,
the information informally reached the ears of
the class and the professor himself that another
instructor, under whose able guidance p majority
of the studuents had just completed a six-hour
course in Design, would conduct classes in the
advanced Design course, and the post vacated
by him was to be filled by the original advanced
Design professor.
The contention was that thus the students
would be permitted to have the same teacher for
a full year, so that the closer understanding
which would develop between the professor and
the student would be conducive to better formu-
late their ideas. Advantageous as this may seem
to the heads of the College of Architecture ad-
ministration, the contention seems wrong to
the students concerned, who realize that in
architecture, as in any profession, constantly new
perspectives are necessary to their development.
Certainly no reflection was intended against the
new instructor; rather, an interest in the first.
The students realize, too, that the plan was tried
once before, and failed, and cannot help but
wonder why it should be repeated.
The afternoon of the first meeting of the
class a petition was signed by every member of
the class asking reinstatement of the original
professor as their new instructor. A faculty meet-
ing was called, but apparently nothing was
done, and no announcement has been forthcom-
ing, with the result that a majority of the stu-
dents have already signed drop slips, and more
await doing so pending official announcement.
We realize that this is no place for criticism
of the administrative policies of the heads of
the department. The teaching facilities are there
in the school, and faculty is composed of men of
fine ability and training but in spite of this, in no
department of the school are these facilities
and these abilities functioning as well or as
smoothly as they can or should. The students
cannot fail to notice and wonder and regret these
matters, inasmuch as all are proud of the College,
and eager to see it retain its fine stand-
ing; they hesitate to criticize lest their criti-
cisms be deemed personal or disgruntled, but
they do want their viewpoints presented, and in
this one instance especially, a unanimous group
wish reconsideration of the matter with no per-
sonalities involved.
. (Signed) Architecture Students

gress of the United States is beginning to give
consideration to the establishment of an inter-
mediate credit system for business comparable
to that which has been furnished the farmer.
Senator Mead of New York and Representative
Allen of Pennsylvania, both Democrats, have in-
troduced into the Senate and House, respectively,
identical measures looking toward the insuring
of private loans to be made by the banks of
the country when such loans would enable busi-
ness "to increase its production, extend its opera-
tions, or modernize its plant and equipment."
Every now and then this subject has been dis-
cussed in Congress, but usually it has related
to the use of government funds. Actually, the
power to make loans to industry has been given
the RFC and the Federal Reserve System, but
such loans are restricted to what is known as
temporary accommodations. There has been no
way by which 16ng term loans of from seven
to ten years could be obtained at moderate inter-
est rates from the banks.
The principal reason, of course, is that com-
mercial banks do not feel that they should be
asked to make long term commitments, and,
while they are permitted now under bank exam-
iner regulations to give credit up to ten years,
they rarely do so and prefer also to make the
loans on a relatively short term basis.
The merit of the Mead-Allen Bill is that it does
not use Government money, but makes active
the private funds now lying idle in the banks.
It gives private banks a chance to make loans
and earn a fair interest rate and to do so with a
minimum of risk.
As it is today, a citizen can borrow $10,000
for ten years to build a new house and he is
given anywhere from ten to twenty years in
which to pay off the debt. Yet a business earn-
ing $20,000 a year, which may wish to borrow
$10,'000 and pay it off in seven or eight annual
installments, will find itself rarely able to get
such a deferred commitment. The loan might
be made, but always with the proviso that it
must be for a short period and that renewal
can be a matter of decision by the bank every
time the short maturity comes up. Businesses
which seek to try out new products or new activi-
ties, and may stand to lose their investment, but
can pay it out of profits, are usually told these
are speculative loans. But employment has al-
ways arisen out of such "speculation" by enter-
prising individuals, and production is increased
when there is capital for such purposes avail-
able. To get permanent capital nowadays, the
small business man must depend on a rich
man's economy-the owner of considerable
wealth in a small community-and the rich man
even in the small town sees no incentive for risk-
ing his funds when the tax rates are so high and
his rate of return is necessarily low.
There is no machinery at present for the flotac
tion of capital loans as between $10,000 and
$1,000,000. Investment bankers usually want to
handle loans only ab3ove $1,000,000 because they
rightly say the distribution' is too expensive for
smaller amounts. So, with the commercial.
banks ready to lend only nine-month or two-
year money, and the investment bankers inter-
ested only in loans of $1,000,000 and up, there is
need for an intermediate credit system in Ameri-
ca, and Congress is beginning to study ways and
means of establishing it as a recovery measure
and as one means of bringing the national in-
come up to the desired goal.

#015 Atof 01 w' <
(Note: Sec Terry is at present in the
Health Service, trying to ward off
those Mystery Germs that are ganging
up on him. In order not to be accused
of partiality to Heath. his deadly enemy,
I agreed to pinch hit for him. -H.
I suspect that everybody except
Bertrand Russell was surprised at the
2,000 people who turned out to hear
him speak. The answer may well be
that most of the people came not to
hear him, but to see him. Lord Russell
is certainly worth taking a gander at,
especially when it's free. He has a
head of hair that is comparable to
Einstein's, and his brain is nothing
to sneeze at. Nevertheless, I stand
ready to give 3 to 1 odds that Ein-
stein could outdraw him without even
mussing his hair.
However, it is regrettable that Rus-
sell took such an advantage of the
mob that came to gape at the genius.
College students, novels to the con-
trary notwithstanding, are a terrific-
ally wide-eyed bunch. They are usu-
ally willing to swallow any sort of
stuff that a speaker hands out, as
long as he has a big name (and it
doesn't make any difference to them
if he is a chemist explaining his
views on anthropology). I don't mean
by this that Russell was passing off
the old soap; it's just that I don't
like his attitude..
Everything went along fine until
near the end, when the Earl let fly
with this whopper: It doesn't make
any difference to me what conclu-
sions a man comes to, as long as he
arrives at them rationally. Immediate-
ly following this, seven of my friends
were seen to swoon. They were re-
vived on the gorgeous steps of the
Rackham Building, and one of them
was reported to have groaned, Sic.
transit gloria Russell.
It is really astounding that one of
the most brilliant minds of the
twentieth century could say in all
seriousness that two men, considering;
the same subject, could come to
diametrically opposite conclusions,
and that it would make no difference,
since they had both considered the
subject rationally: The explanation
for this may be that Russell is trying
to alibi his way out of his latest pot-~
boiler, Power, which was a real lemon,
and even more his article in last
week's issue of The Nation, in which
he supported the policy of Chamber-j
lain, The Umbrella Man, for no good ,
reason at all. Russell knows that his,
opinion carries tremendous weight,
and when he, as a man who has sup-
ported socialism, comes out in support
of the gent who has been busy throw-
ing the Czechs and the Spaniards to
the wolves, it is just too dan nbad.
The Student Religious Association
has a better bet in Reinhold Niebuhr,
who knows his stuff. I only hope that
is many people go to hear him as went
to see Lord Russell.]
The Art Cinema League presented
Program 6 of Series 4 of the Museum
of Modern Art Film Library last
Sunday. It consisted of three come-
dies, Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906),
Harold Lloyd's High and Dizzy (1920),'
and Buster Keaton's The Navigator
(1924), and it was a lot of fun.
These old comedies were of course
very different from the latter-day
Hollywood products which derive their
humor from having men and women

dressed in evening clothes batter each
other around, or dash in and out of
various bedrooms. They relied upon
slapstick and incongruities. I am not
one of those who think that laughing
it slapstick is a sign of degeneracy;
it is no doubt on a lower level than
say Chaplin, but it certainly has its
The best of this group was The
Navigator. Deadpan Keaton was a
very funny man, and it is a delight
to see him again gravely entering his
sunken bathtub with his pajamas and
bathrobe on, soaping and scrubbing
his bathrobe. Or to see him in a diver's
uniform at the bottom of the sea,
washing his hands with a bucket
of water and wiping them off with
a handkerchief. Or to see him trying
to boil four eggs in a kettle four feet
deep. But I must admit that what
I enjoyed the most was the reaction
of a couple of kids who were sitting
directly in front of me. The boy was
about eight and the girl was about
eight, and it was a pleasure to hear
them shrieking with delight at Keaton
trying to tow a steamship by rowing a
leaky boat, or shouting unabashedly
"Look out!" when Harold Lloyd was
teetering at the top of a ten story
The next historical film is the musi-
cal talkie (The Love Parade) on
March 12, and of course The Child-
hood of Gorky on March 2, 3, 4.
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nesdays, 4-6 p.m.; but this week, due
to the holiday, it will meet Thursday
in this room at the same hour.
Speech Class for Stutterers: A class
in speech for stutterers is available
at the Speech Clinic of the Institute
for Human Adjustment, 1007 East
Huron, meeting Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. and
Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:30
to 8:30 under the direction of Mr.
John Clancy. Students interested in
taking part may inquire at the
Speech Clinic for further details.
L.S.&A. Juniors now eligible for
Concentration should get Admission
to Concentration blanks at Room 4,
U.H. immediately. These blanks must
be properly signed by the adviser and
the white slip returned to Room 4,
U.H. at once.
Red Cross Senior Life saving course
for men students starts Thursday,
Feb. 23, at Intramural Building, 7:30
to 9:30 p.m., Maurice Reizen in
Student Recital: Students of Wil-
liam Stubbins, Instructor of Band In-
struments at the School of Music
will give a recital in the School of
Music2Auditorium, Tuesday evening,
Feb. 21 at 8:15, The general public'
is invited.
Exhibition of Water Colors by Ar-
thur B. Davies and Drawings by
Boardman Robinson, shown under
the auspices of the Ann Arbor Art
Association. North and South Gal-
leries of Alumni Memorial Hall; daily
from 2 to 5 p.m.; Feb. 15 through
March 1.
Events Today
Deutscher Verein: Meeting this
evening at 8:15 p.m.' in the
Michigan League. Prof. Benjamin W.
Wheeler will give an illustrated talk
on "Bayrische Schloesser und Bur-
gen." This is the third lecture in
the series sponsored by the Verein.
Students of German and others who
are interested are invited to attend.
Mathematics Club: Will meet this
evening at 8 p.m., in the East
Conference Room of the Rackham
Building. Professor G. Y. Rainich
will speak on "Conditional Invari-
The Graduate Education Club will
hold its first meeting of the se-
mester this afternoon at 4 p.m.
in the Graduate Education Library,
University Elementary School. Dr.
Curtis and Dr. Fries will give their
impressions of European Educational
Developments. All graduate students
taking work in Education are cor-
dially' invited to attend. Refresh-
ments will be served.
Economics Club: Speaker: Dr. H. S.
Patton, Michigan State College. Sub-
ject: Financing of Recovery and Ar-
mament in Nazi German, tonight at
7:45 p.m., Assembly Hall, Rackham
Biological Chemistry Seminar,
this evening at 7:30 p.m., Room
319 West Medical Building. "Keto-
genesis" will be discussed. All in-
terested are invited to attend.
Anatomy Research Club Meeting.
The February meeting of the Ana-
tomy Research Club will be held in
Room 2501 East Medical Bldg. at
4:30 p.m. today.
There will be two papers. Dr.
Wayne L. Whitaker will report on
"Some Effects of Artificial Illumina-

tion on Reproduction in the White-
footed Mouse, Peromyscous leucopus
noveboracensis" and Dr. Alexander
Barry will speak on "The Ontogeny
of the Heart .Rate of the Embryonic
Chick Heart."
Tea will be served at 4:10 p.m. in
Room 3502. All interested are cor-
dially invited.
A.I.E.E. The Student Branch wil
meet with the Michigan Section to-
night at 8 p.m. in the Amphitheatre
of the Rackham Building.
Professor Louis A. Baier will
speak on "Modern Ship Design." If
you are plaxining on eating dinner
with the Section at the Michigan
Union, make your, reservation with
Professor Stout. The price will be
$1.00, and dinner will be served at
6 p.m.
Aliibra Seminar. Will meet Tues-
day at 4 o'clock in 3201 A.H., Dr. Mar-
Igarete Wolf will continue her talk-
in 11P ,A ii _Tny ra, a. nrn Hnnc 17,

Union has been postponed to a later
Christian Science Organization:
8:15 p.m. League Chapel. Students,
alumni and faculty are invited to at-
tend the services.
Avukah, the National Student Zion-
ist Organization will meet at Hillel
Foundation this evening at 7:30.
There will be a general discussion on
the Cooperatives in Palestine. All
Open Forum: The second of the
Open Forums dealing with the lec-
tures on The Existence and Nature
of God will be held at Lane Hall, 8
o'clock, tonight. Professor Paul
Henle of the Department of Phi-
losophy will discuss "Questions Raised
by Lord Russell."
Moving pictures of the Quaker
Work Camps will be shown at the
Michigan Union, 4:15 p.m. today.
These camps provide an opportunity
for students to participate actively in
social experiments. Sponsored by
the Student Religious Association.
French Play: Tryouts for the French
Play will take place today and Thurs-
day from 3 to 5 o'clock p.m. in Room
408 of the Romance Language Bldg.
All students interested may apply.
The Bookshelf and Stage Section
of the Faculty Women's Club will
meet today at 2:45 p.m. at the home
of Mrs. Edwin B. Mains, 1911 Lorraine
Place. Mrs. James M. Cork is assist-
ing hostess.
Elementary Hebrew Class will meet
at Hillel Foundation today at 3 p.m
Coming Events
International Center Program:
Tuesday, Feb. 21: 7 o'clock, Speech
Clinic. (All students who wish to im-
prove their spoken English are urged
to avail themselves of this oppor-
Thursday, Feb. 23, 4 o'clock, tea.
Students accustomed to dropping in
to tea at this time are urged to bring
with them any new foreign students
whom they may chance to meet. This
week the people of the St. Andrews
Guild are to be our guests.
Seven o'clock, Speech Clinic.
Friday, Feb. 24: President Bayard
Doedge of the American University,
Beirut is to be our guest for two days.
He will be housed in our dormitory
and will be in the Center as much as
possible through these days. He rep-
resents the Near Eastern College As-
sociation. All students of the Near
East will be interested to meet him.
12:15 o'clock, luncheon for Presi-
dent Dodge in the Michigan Union.
Faculty and students are weome.
Reservations,' at 75 cents, must be
made in the office at the Center by
Thursday at 5.
4:15 o'clock, President Dodge will
speak on the American University in
the ballroom of the Union illustrat-
ing his talk with moving pictures in
Eight to eleven. Recreation Night.
This is the special monthly game
Saturday, Feb. 25, 3 to 5 o'clock,
music hour; in the Lounge Metropoli-
tan Opera over the Radio.
Phi Sigma Lecture Series. The sec-
ond in a series of lectures sponsored
by the Phi Sigma Society will be given,
by Dr. H. B. Lewis, Professor of io-
logical Chemistry, Thursday evening,
Feb. 23, 1939, at 8 p.m. in the Natural
Science Auditorium.
Dr. Lewis will speak on the subject,
"The Relationship of Chemistry to
the Biological Sciences."
This lecture will be of interest to
students, especially to those in the
Biological Sciences. The public -is
invited to attend.

La Sociedad Hispanica: The third
lecture in the series/ sponsored by
La Sociedad Hispanica will be pre-
sented on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 4:15
p.m., in 103 R.L.
Professor Jose E. Espinosa of the
University of Detroit will talk on "El
Realismo Literario Espanol." Tickets
for the series may be obtained at 312
German Journal Club: Will meet
Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4:15 p.m. in
Room 304 Michigan Union. Professor
Walter A. Reichart will present a
paper on "Washington Irving in Ger-
Cercle Francais: There will be a
meeting on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30
p.m. in Room 408 R.L.
Geological Journal Club. Will meet
in 2054 N.S. at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday,
Feb. 23. Dr. T. S. Lovering will speak
on "Dilatency."
Life Saving: A class in Senior Red
,Cross Life Saving will be given at

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.


Robert Henderson, associated with the pro-
duction of Wilde's "The Importance of Being
Earnest," has plans for presenting it on the
road. And if he can get permission, he will revive
Noel Coward's cycle, "Tonight at 8:30," which
Ann Arbor saw several seasons back . . . Arthur
Miller may soon see a Broadway presentation of
his "They Too Arise," which the Hillel Players did
here two years ago . . . As another shot in the
dark, it is our guess that the second play of the
Ann Arbor Spring Dramatic Season will be
"Missouri Legend." . . . The Federal Theatre
of Detroit opened last week with Shakeslpeare's
"The Merry Wives of Windsor." James Doll, for-
mer drama editor of the Daily, has designed and
built the sets . . .
The National Broadcasting System is continu-
ing its presentations of Great Plays every Sun-
day at 1 p.m. "Redemption" and "The Doll's
House" will be given on the remaining two Sun-
days in February. On March 5, Gilbert & Sulli-
van's "Patience" will be broadcast, followed,
chronologically, by "Camille," "Cyrano de Ber-
gerac," and "Peter Pan." On April 2, Maeter-
linck's "The Blue Bird" will be presented, with
"Justice," "Back to Methusalah," "Oliver Crom-
well," and "The White Headed Boy" complet-
ing the bill for April. The last play will be
"Elizabeth the Queen," by Maxwell Anderson,
on May 7. A study manual of these plays, giving
plot, setting, and sketch of the authors' lives, pay
be obtained by writing to NBC at Radio City,
New York, enclosing ten cents in postage to
cover costs and mailing.
The Hillel Players are well on work with their
annual play to be given the second week in March
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Green flashes of monotony in sound
Of chromium waves beat
On purple velvet beaches.
A red stain blurs the black silence
Resting on crinkled white.

Glass reflects laughter in light
And violet-red bars sweep the air;
Of wood splintered on time.
Spheres of fire twirl to meet,
And mass is dissolved into sleep.
-The Daily Maroon

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