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- FRWfA~jun -% 1,039

-by David Lawrence-





Member, Associated Collegiate Press, 1938-39
Editorial Staff
Mariaging Editor . Carl Petersen
City Editorr . . . Stan M. Swinton
Editorial Director,. Elliott Maraniss
Associate Editor . . . . . Jack Canavan
Associate Editor . . Dennis Flanagan
AssociateEditor . . Morton Linder
Associate Editor.. Norman Schorr
Associate Editor .E thel Norberg
Sports Editor. . . . . . Mel Fineberg
Women's Editor . . . . Ann Vicary
Business Staff
Business Manager . . Paul R. Park
Qredits Manager . . . Ganson Taggart
Wonen's Business Manager . . Zenovia Skoratko
Women's Advertising manager.. Jane Mowers
Vublication Manager . Harriet Levy

WASHINGTON.-A definite movement is afoot
to endeavor to placate opposition from employers
and various trade unions to the National Labor
Relations Board by bringing about a change in
the rules of the Board and avoiding any amend-
ments to the law itself.
This strategy is calculated to defeat any sub-
stantial remedies for the weaknesses in the pres-
ent law and to get the defenders of the statute
over the severe hump of criticism which has
been piling up in recent months.
The issue involved, however, is fundamental. If
Congress, having delegated excessively broad
powers to the Labor Board, is afraid to assume
'responsibility for its unwarranted delegation of
power and to write into the law the specific
changes needed, then the Labor Board becomes
the truly legislative body. And on no subject has
there been as much legislation written by a group
outside of the Congress itself than by the Labor
The legislation is in the form of regulations and
decisions, and constitutes a voluminous body of
rules of conduct, possibly the most far-reaching
ever attempted under a democratic form of
government. The most intimate relations of busi-
ness conduct, the opportunities for simple Inter-
course between management and worker, and
the free inter-play of communication in writing
or by conversation are now subject to the censor-
ship of a Government board of three persons
responsible to nobody except occasionally the
courts when some employer is willing to spend
the time and money needed to get a corrective
The Labor Board rulings and decisions will
compare favorably with any set of laws adopted
anywhere. There is a logic and consistency of
purpose, indeed a clarity of expression in them
which is unexcelled. This does not iean they
are good decisions or meritorious precedents but
that they represent the maximum power that
can be derived from a vaguely worded statute.
Instead of specifying practices which are illegal,
the Congress gives a three-man board the right
to decide what is an "unfair labor practice." This
is language so broad as to permit of the kind of
decisions handed down by the Board.
The aggrieved parties-the employers-have
been entrapped into believing that the Board is
at fault, that the Board is biased, and that a
mere change in the personnel will change the
administration of the law. This is like asking that
the Supreme Court Justices be changed in order
that decisions favorable to the Administration in
power may be obtained. If it were conceded that
the Board is biased, then a change in personnel
might mean only a different kind of bias, depend-
ing upon which groups could bring about the
Ii eei,,r o AMe
Heywood Broun
A couple of seasons' ago Bill MlcKechnie, who
was then with the Braves, brought up two pit-
chers who had passed the age of 30. They were

The editorials published in The Michigan.
Daily are written by members of the Daily
staff and represent the views of the
writers only.
The Watchdog .
Of Liberty .
T HE SUPREME COURT'S decisions on
the Strecker and Hague cases
marked important victories for civil liberties:
Joseph Strecker could not be deported for past
membership in the Communist Party and Mayor
Vague of Jersey City was forced to admit of more
than Hague-made law. Yet these were just two
more cases to the American Civil Liberties Union,
justly termed "the watchdog of liberty."
Since its beginning in 1919, the Civil Liberties
Union has put to practice this philosophy:
"It is our task to preserve democracy by
oplposing any violations of the Bill of Rights
from any source whatsoever. It is in this
spirit that we defend the rights of those who
might, if they came to power, suppress civil
liberties. We certainly cannot abolish the
principles of the Bill of Rights, which re-
quires the defense of everybody's rights
without distinction, just because of the fear
'that thus some anti-democratic force will
trinmph. Such a fear implies a distrust of
Contrary to all Representative Dies has said,
the Union is not a "communist front." The Union
defends the constitutional rights of such organi-
sations as the German-American Bund and the
Ku Kix Klan. The reason why it aids liberal
groups so often is because political suppression is
first directed against the Left.
Few organizations can boast of such a diversi-
fied managing body which includes 17 Democrats,
16 Socialists, 4 Republicans, and 52 independents.
Among these appear the names of now Supreme
Court Justice Frankfurter, Heywood Broun, John
dos Passos, Profs. John Dewey and Harry Elmer
ianes, and Elmer Rice.
While the Union has done remarkable work,
ti9l liberties and democratic institutions can be
defended only by the concerted action of the
rank and file of people. But whether this bu-
wark can be erected at a time when the people
seem to be demanding the suppression of "dan-
gerous" groups, time alone can tell.
-Newell Malter
Flying Club
And Armaments . .
R sity lying Club in sponsoring flying\
classes and competing in inter-school flying
grlets offer an interesting sidelight to the ques-
tion of armament in the world today.
Writers have long praised the German system
of sponsoring amateur flying clubs and associa-
tions following the war to preserve among Ger-
ian youth the ability to function well in combat
flyng, and now the cry for such a plan in this
country seems to be a fact.
Among the-events in the recent meet in which
the Flying Club tied for first with the Kenyon
College group was a test in "bomb dropping,"
Immediately suggestive of military activities.
Other events included spot landing and "paper
eutting," a test of maneuvering ability. All of
these events necessitating considerable training
and practice, are for no other purpose but inter-
collegiate competition, but hold nevertheless con-
siderable potentialities as training for war flying.
Further, a flying course being conducted by the

The versatility of the WPA Art Project is illus-
trated by the exhibit of prints, ceramics and
sculpture now open at 'the Rackham Building.
The vigor and decisiveness of this group of
artists, coupled with their technical excellence,
emphasize the importance of this movement in
American culture.
Outstanding, both in subject matter and in
execution, are the black and white prints, which
include lithographs, etchings, wood engravings
,and carborundum tints. The artists have taken
the American scene for their subject matter, and
treat it with directness and realism. Wood en-
graving as a medium, with its strength and
simplicity, is successfully used by several of the
artists. The detail in the gnarled hands of the
old woman in Mac Raboy's character sketch,
"Winter," infuses it with a remarkable depth of
feeling and sympathy. Isaac Sanger used the
same medium in his two contributions, "Lake
Winnipesaukee" and "Spuyten Duyvl Station."
Interesting from the standpoint of design is the
lithograph "Bay Bridge Series No. 694" by Otis
Many of the pictures in this group, however,
tend toward "art school" subject matter and
are obviously derivative. Contemporary Ameri,
can art, to be truly significant, must reflect
American thought and social trends.
The two water colors by Francis Danovich
mark him as one of Michigan's most talented
young artists. "B'all Game," an amusing repre-
sentation of a Negro baseball game, shows a lusty
and decisive feeling for movement. The bodies of
the players and spectators are robust and full of
life. Colors are used freely, but with judgment,
to emphasize shape and form. "Street Scene" is
different in character but still retains the quality
of life and movement in its figures. It is an inter-
esting study in perspective, and the color values,
with red predominant, are well manipulated.
It is unfortunate that the number of water
colors on exhibit was so small. Equally unfor-
tunate was the absence of oil paintings. The im-
portance of these two mediums in contemporary
art is unquestioned, and therefore they should
be adequately represented in any exhibit.
One of the most widely known and important
functions of the WP Art Project is the mural
painting. The exhibit features a wide variety of
photographs and sketches of this type of work.
Edgar Yaeger dominates the group of muralists
with his decorative and conventional treatment.
He uses blue tones to get a very pictorial effect.
His figures lack strength and power, but they
area relaxed rather than lifeless. In his "Naval
Boats," painted in the Naval Armory in Detroit,
the well defined outlines and vast expanses of
light blue give a feeling of spaciousness.
An interesting feature of the exhibit is the
group of prints from the Index of American
Design. These are photographic representations
in color of figures taken from early American'
culture. Cigar store figures, marionettes, weather
vanes, dolls and quilts are skillfully drawn. This
project is analogous to the Guides being drawn up
by the WPA Writers' Project."
An unusual variety of ceramics are included
in this exhibit. Walt Speck, who has several of
his works now on show at the San Francisco
World's Fair, is represented by a number of
animal figures of clever and original design. The
"Goat" and "Horse," contributed by Grace Bergey
show an unusual feeling for form.
The sculpture exhibit is dominated by Samuel
Cashwan, whose technique is influenced by the
modern streamline tendencies. His figures are
for the most part female. There is grace and
smoothness of form in his "Spring" and "Peace."
The statue of "Lincoln," however, indicates an
inadaptability in the sculptor, for instead of
giving a feeling of power and greatness, it ap-
pears effeminate. "Pioneer Mother" likewise
shows an inability to give his figures strength,
The relief sculpture by Gustav Hildebrand
attempts to portray the American scene. He
uses an interesting round technique in his
figures and shifts, from elaborate detail in one
work to extreme simplicity in another.
From this exhibit we can get a general idea
of the importance of the Federal Art Project in
Michigan. Although there is in some of the artists
an apparent attempt to stifle their own in-
dividuality of expression in order to gain a "pic-
torial" effect, they have an obvious talent which

should be encouraged. The fact that they are
getting government aid in order to continue their
work shows the lack of support they are given
as independent artists, and proves the value of
this project to culture in America.
. As4idi? Lines-
John Lewis and Bill Green will both attend
Washington's garden party for the king and
queen. Three guesses what one will be holding
back while the other does a bow.
Elsa Maxwell plays a role in a movie, but
directors are keeping their fingers crossed.
They're afraid that, at any minute during shoot-
ing of a scene, Elsa will break loose and throw
a party.
* * *
The Detroit Tigers haven't been doing so well.
Apparently that trade with the Browns was just
to make them feel natural near the bottom.
* * *
An 8-year-old kid who made a hole-in-one at
golf is named Peter Toogood. Yes, he is.
* * . *
John Roosevelt defines business thus: "A hope
and a prayer that you can sell something for
more than you pay for it." He omitted the equally
important "Get more than you work for."
* * *
As soon as that 5-year-old Peruvian girl's child
grows up a little, baby can read nursery rhymes

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been held. This is necessary in or-
der that the office may be able to
complete its list of seniors for pre-
sentation to the Regents prior to
Commencement. The office also will
greatly appreciate it if the other re-
ports of students' grades are made
within five days after the examina-
tions are conducted.
It is further recommended that
grades of I and X be used more spar-
ingly than in the past. At present
about 8-10 per cent of prospective
graduates and about 600gnon-grad-
uates generally receive grades of I -
and X. This relatively large number
mkes it difficult for the Administra-
tive Board, the various counselors,
and the Registrar's Office to evaluate
the work of the students concerned.
The Registrar's Office has asked me
to express to the members of the
Faculty its appreciation for the
promptness with which grades have
been reported in the past, and it is
confident that this cooperation will
continue during the current exam-
ination period.
Edward H. Kraus.
.1. Adoption of the minutes of the
meeting of May 1, 1939, which have
been distributed by campus mail.
2. Discussion of reports submitted
with this call to the meeting.
a. Executive Committee, prepared
by Professor Joseph R. Hayden.
b. University Council, prepared by
Professor deorge R. La Rue.
c. Executive Board of the Gradu-
ate School, prepared by Professor
Floyd E. Bartell.
d. Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs, to be presented
orally by Professor Arthur S. Aiton.
e. Deans' Conference, prepared by
Dean Edward H. Kraus.
3. New Business.
a. Election of five members of the
University Council and two members
of the Administrative Board. Nom-
inating Committee: Professors Rob-
ert C. Angell, Chairman, and Neil H.
Williams, and Associate Professor
James E. Dunlap.
b. Recommendation on a Naval
R.O.T.C.-Professor Joseph R. Hay-
c. Recommendations of the Ad-
ministrative Board and of the Con-
centration Advisors-Professor Jo-
seph R. Hayden.
Automobile Regulation :
The following schedule will mark
the lifting of the Automobile Regula-
tion for students in the various col-
leges and departments in the Univer-
sity. Exceptions will not be made
for students who complete their work
in advance of the last day of class ex-
aminations. All students in the fol-
lowing departments will be required
to adhere strictly to this schedule.
College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts: All classes. Tuesday, June
13, at 12 noon.
College of Architecture: All classes.
Tuesday, June 13, at 12 noon.
School of Business Administration:
All classes. Tuesday, June 13, at 12

Burr, Patterson and Aud Co., 603
Church Street.
Candidates registered in the Univer-
sity Bureau of Appointments and Oc-
cupational Information should re-
port changes of address before leav-
ing school. Registrants intending to
stay for the summer session should
come to the office and make out lo-
cation blanks as soon as course work
is definitely scheduled. Any regis-
trant who has not reported his sec-
ond semester courses should do so at
once. It is important that each
candidate report immediately to the
Bureau every change of address, ac-
ceptance of position, courses taken,
and degrees, certificates and honors
received. Hours: 9-12 a.m.; 2-4 p.m.
201 Mason Hall.
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information.
Senior Engineers: Commencement
Announcements will be distributed in
West Engineering Building (above
arch) today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pay-
ments must be completed and receipts
presented in order to secure an-
International Center: Any student
interested in going to Germany as
an exchange student for next year
should call or communicate at once
with the Counselor to Foreign Stu-
dents at the International Center.
J. Raleigh Nelson
Women Students, House Heads. At-
tention of women students is called
to the ruling that the semester is of-
ficially over 24 hours after a stu-
dent's last examination. Unless spe-
cial permission is obtained at the Of-
fice of the Dean of Women, all un-
dergraduate women students, except
seniors, are required to leave in ac-
cordance with the above ruling.
The Record Concert scheduled for
Saturday at 3 p.m. in the West Con-
ference Room of the Rackham Bldg.
has been cancelled, due to conflict
with examinations. The next Record
Concert planned by the Graduate
Record Club will be given on Satur-
day, June 29 after which concerts will
continue weekly throughout the Sum-
mer Session.
The Student BMok Exchange will be
open to receive used textbooks from
all schools on June 7, in the North
Lounge of the Union. Students can
set their own prices on the books
which will be re-sold at the Book
Exchange next fall.
Academic Notices
Final doctoral examination of Miss
Katharine Charlotte Turner will be
held on Friday, June 2, at 9 a.m., in
the East Council Room, Rackham
Building. Miss Turner's field of
specialization is English Language
and Literature. The title of her thesis
is "Richard Hovey's Poetry in its Re-
lation to Certain Dominant Tenden-
cies in the 1890's."
Professor W. G. Rice, 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.
Final doctoral examination of Har-
ry DeVries will be held on Friday,
June 2, at 2:30 p.m. in Room 119,
Haven Hall. Mr. DeVries' field of
specialization is History. The title
of his thesis is "The Anglo-Dutch
War, 1672-1674."
Professor A. L. Cross, 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.
Registration Material: Colleges of
L.S.&A., and Architecture, Schools
of Education, Forestry and Music:
Summer Session registration ma-
terial may be obtained in Room 4 U.H.
Please see your adviser and secure all
necessary signatures before June 24.
Architect classifiers will post a not-
ice when they are ready to confer.
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
All Students, Colleges of L.S.&A.,
Architecture; Schools of Education,
Forestry and Music: File change of
address card in Room 4 U.H. before
June 1. Blue prints of records anc
i other information will be sent im-
mediately after examinations to you
at the address given in February un-
less change of address is filed. Failure
to receive your blue print because o:
d faulty address will necessitate
r charge of $1 for the second copy.
R. L. Williams,
l Assistant Registrar.
S Anthropology 32, Final Examina
- tion, Monday, June 5, 2-5. Student.
vun In t. *no flnt.hna n rrjih lpttpr

Tuesday, June 6, from 8-12, in Rom
2300 East Engineering Building.
Aero. 2, Sec. II, Theory of AviatiOn,
Tuesday, June 6, from 2-6, in RoOm
1213 East Engineering Building.
Aero. 3, Theory and Design of Pro-
pellers, Thursday, June 8, from 2-6,
in Room 445 West Engineering Build-
Aero. 4, Sec. I. Airplane Structures,
Wednesday, June 7, from 8-12, . In
Room 2300 East Engineering Build-
Aero. 6, Experimental Aerodynain-
ics, Saturday, June 3, from 2-6, in
Room 1042 East Engineering Build-
Aero. 27, Applied Aerodynamics,
Tuesday, June 6, from 2-6, in Room
1042 East Engineering Building.
E.E. 7a, Building Illumination final
examination will be held on Thurs-
day, June 8, from 8 to 12, in Rooms
246 and 247 West Engineering Bldg.,
the regular lecture room and the
room across the corridor from it.
English II: Final Examination
Schedule, Tuesday, June 6, 2-5 p.m.
Bader 6 A.H.
Baum 103 R.L.
Bertram 103 R.L.
Cassidy 1020 A.H.
Chang 201 U.H.
Dean 205 M.H.
Eisinger 205 M.H.
Ford 1209 A.H.
Green 229 A.H.
Greenhut 35 A.H.
Haines 302 M.H.
Hart 18 A.H.
Helmr16 A.H.
Helmers 35 A.H.
Knode W.Phys.Lect.
Martin 203 U.H.
McCormick 103 R.L.
Ogden 3209 A.H.
O'Neill 202 W Phys.
Robertson W.PhysLect.
Schroder W.Phys.Lect.
Walker 2054 N.S.
Weimer 202 W.Phys.
Weisinger W.Phys.Lect.
Wells 3231 A.H.
Williams 1018 A.H
English 1:
Arthos 215 A.H.
Hathaway E H.H.
Geology ft make-up field trips as
follows: Friday, Juie 2. Trip 6o. 4
(Ann Arbor) 1 o'clock.
Friday, June 2. Trip No. 1 (Rocs)
5 o'clock.
Trip No. 6 (Whitmore Lake) tfi-
History 48. Final examination
Thursday, June 8, 2-5 p.m. Arm-
strong-Frayer, 1035 A.H Grainatale-
Wunsch, C Haven Hall.
Mathematics Final Exams (College
of Lit., Science and the Arts): ,The
following classes will have their final
examinations in the rooms designat-
Math. 2, Sec. 3, 201 U.H., Ralford
Math. 2, Sec. 4, 201 U .H., Coeo
Math. 3, Sec. 1, 301 U1H., Kossac&
Math. 3, Sec. 2, 402 M.H., Elder
Math. 4, Sec. 1, 306 U.H., Raiford
Math. 4, Sec. 3, 208 U.H., Crtig
Math. 7, Sec. 1, 301 U.H., Elder
Math. ,37, Sec. 1, 229 A.H., Wilder
Math. 37, Sec. 2, 201 U.H., Anning
Math 51, Sec. 3, 304 U.H., 9esbItt
Math. 212, 407 M.H., Nyswander.
Zoology 32 (eredity): I will be in
my office Monday, June 5, 2-4 pi.111,
not on the date previously announced.
A. F. Shu.


and are Fette and Turner.
When the first of them
walked out to the mound the
fans laughed, because they
went along with the preva-
lent American notion that
unless you hit the big leagues
early you can't be much
There is always room at
the top. American art and


of Education: All classes:y
June 13, at 12 noon.
of Engineering: All classes.
June 13, at 12 noon.
of Forestry: All classes.
June 13, at 12 noon.
of Music : All classes. Tues-

industry has its weather-eye peeled for talent and
all that sort of stuff.
And while the average fan may not spend too'
much of his waking time in thinking about litera-
ture and art, the same philosophy is popular. If
a fellow really knows how to write, why isn't he
selling stuff to the high-priced slicks, and if he
paints, why, naturally he ought to be doing
quick, adroit portraits of Lamont and Dorothy
Well, Fette and Turner, the two old boys of
baseball, proceeded to set the National League
hitters on their heels. There are painters and
writers on WPA projects who can sling ink or
paint in rings around the boys and girls who get
the big prices for continued stories.
I don't want to name names, but at least one
successful author of my acquaintance is well up
in the higher brackets, although she herself and
all her friends happen in lucid moments to
wonder just how she gets away with such tripe.
The answer is that it just happens at the moment
to be what the editors think the public wants.
To make a much simpler test I would ask any
unbiased observer to walk into a newspaper office
and inquire of the people who really get out the
paper, "I suppose all the high-priced feature
people, coluinists and so on, hold their jobs
because they really have some unusual gift?"
but don't ask that question unless you have
already picked your exit and are ready to run
for your life. Any competent reporter can tell
you that there are much better fish in the sea
than the widely publicized names (noting no ex-
ceptions whatsoever) who happen to be hooked
to by-lines.
And so I am irritated rather more than is my
custom when I read that old stuff in which it is
set forth that those who are unsuccessful in the
crafts or professions got that way because of lack
of ability or infrequent bathing. The percentage
against the player is greater in the arts than it

day, June 13, at 12 noon.,
College of Pharmacy: All classes.
Tuesday, June 13, at 12 noon.
School of Dentistry:
Freshman class; Wednesday, June
7, at 12 noon.
Sophomore class; Saturday, June
3, at 11 a.m.
Junior class; Friday, June 2, at 11
Senior class; Friday, June 2, at 10
Hygienists; Thursday, June 8, at 12
Law School:
Freshman class; Tuesday, June 6,
at 12 noon.
Junior class; Wednesday, June 7, at
11:30 a.m.
Senior class; Wednesday, June 7,
at 11:30 a.m.
Medical School:
Freshman class; Thursday, June
8, at 12 noon.
Sophomore class; Saturday, June
10, at 12 noon.
Junior class; Saturday, June 10, at
12 noon.
Senior class; Saturday, June 3, at
12 noon.
Graduate School: All classes,
Tuesday, June 13, at 12 noon.
I Candidates for Masters' Degree;
Tuesday, June 13, at 12 noon.
Candidates for Doctors' Degree;
Friday, June 2, at 5 p.m.
Office of the Dean of Students.
Students who have won Hopwood
prizes will be notified by special de-
livery letter before Friday noon.
R. W. Cowden
All contestants for Hopwood
awards are requested to call for thei
manuscripts at the Hopwood Room
on Monday, June 5. The room wil
be open from 8 to 12 and from 2 t
5:30. Copies of the judges' comments
on individual manuscripts may be ob-

Michigan Federal Art Projects in
Rackham Building Exhibit Rooms on
mezzanine floor. Hours: 2-5 p.n.
and 7-9 p.m. daily. Saturdays 9 a.m'.-
5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
The annual Hopwood Lecture wil
be given this year by Carl Van Doren
on the subject, "The First American
Man of Letters." Place: the Lecture
Hall of the Rackham Building. Time:
4:15 this afternoon. Following the
lecture, announcement will be mkde
of the awards for this year.
The public is cordially invited.
Events Today
Orthodox services will be held- to-
night at 7:15 at the Hillel Foundat6on.
Graduate Outing Club. All men&-
bers are invited to the farewell dbii-
ner to be held Saturday, June 3, at
6:30 p.m., in the club room.For
reservations call 8995 before 6 p.ii.
Sigma Eta Chi senior breakfast Sui-
day, June 4, at the home of Mrs. Mi-
randa. Meet at the Pilgrim Hall t
7:30 Sunday morning where trdn-
portation will be provided. Please l6t
Margaret Woodruff know whetherc dr
not you plan to come.
The Michigan Christian Felfo*-
ship will hold its regular Sunday af-
ternoon meeting at 4:15 in the Fire-
place room of Lane Hall.

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