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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, FEB. :4, 1939

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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NIGHT EDITOR: MORTON L. LINDER
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of the Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
only.
Monopoly
In Medicine * *.*.
IKE SO MANY institutions that have
suddenly found their ancient walls
crumbling around them, the American Medical
Association has fought in every way its leaders
could devise to check the rise of new programs
of medical care. The resistance of the association
is analogous to that of a dying man who will per-
mit no treatment because he is sure none of the
remedies will aid him.
Progressive thinkers have. realized for years
that our system of medical care is inadequate,
that it makes medicine a luxury to the poor and
that the relations between doctor and patient are
haphazard and uncoordinated. Yet when the
employes of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board
of Washington, D. C., instituted a Group Health
Association to plan for sickness rather than to
pray against it, the A.M.A. fired its most force-
ful broadsides in an attempt to wreck the new
organization. As a result, the Department of
Justice's anti-monopoly investigation under
Thurman Arnold stepped in and secured an in-
dictment of the A.M.A. on the ground that the
association was operating as a monopoly.
The basis for the charge was this: The associa-
tion has built up a rather substantial public be-
lief that it maintains the standards of medical
education, conduct and skill necessary to safe-
guard public health. With this power as .a threat,
the association has literally "black-listed" the
doctors who were serving the Group Health
Association, with no consideration of their pro-
fessional ability or methods.
It is difficult to rely upon precedent in an
attempt to predict the outcome of the A.M.A.
case, since court decisions on the monopoly bor-
derlines are hazy on any real definitions and
often seem contradictory. Many students of the
decisions under the Sherman Anti-trust Act
have voiced the opinion that the courts have
been using one yardstick to determine the legality
of a combination of highly centralized indus-
trial units merged for control, and quite a differ-
ent measure for judging a combination formed
for the purpose of fixing certain standards
through cooperation between competing units
which retain their independence.

As examples: Retail lumber dealers banded
together to boycott wholesalers who undersold
them by dealing directly with consumers. The
Supreme Court declared the boycott illegal. In
Chicago a number of court stenographers agreed
to uphold a set wage scale and job-holding quali-
fications. The combination was held illegal be-
cause it limited competition. However, workmen
who strike to raise wages have been regarded
as within the law,
No matter what the decision of the Supreme
Court on the A.M.A. case, it will have significance
to more than medical 'progress. F6r it has beent
pointed out that the. coercive methods employed
by the A.M.A. are very similar to those of the
closed shop of the labor movement. A defeat of
the A.M.A. will rempve one of the obstacles to
new developments in medical care and yet may
place the threat of precedent over an effective
instrument of organized labor.
--Hervie Haufler

Architect Replies
To the Editor
I wish that the following statement be pub-
lished in answer to the letter referring to the,
administrative policies of the College of Archi-
tecture which appeared in your paper Tuesday.
That letter was not written by a member of the
University, nor was it signed by any member of
the College. It creates a false impression which
tends to complicate matters, not to encourage the
understanding and cooperation needed for the
efficient functioning of the organization.
The author of that letter presents three points:
First, he maintains that the students are not
able to present their viewpoints concerning thee
college administrative policies, and infers that
the members of the faculty are inclined to mis-
interpret their motives. Second, he attempts to
present a recent change in policy regarding the
teaching of junior architectural design, and gives
the impression that the motives for the change
are vague and that the Executive Committee has
not considered the matter as seriously as it
should. Third, he states that the members of the
teaching staff are not fulfilling their obligations
to the students as well as they can or should,
claiming that faulty adminitration is the
cause.
It is evident that the author of that letter is
not fully acquainted with the facts involved in
the matters he discusses. Open discussion among
students regarding policies is encouraged by
members of the faculty so long as it is of cop-
structive nature, and criticism is tolerated so long
as it is just. In addition to this individual free-
dom, each class in each department has a repre-
sentative who is a member of the Architectural
College Student Council. The latter is a unified
group formed in the interests of the students,
and enabled to act in their behalf in cooperation
with the faculty of the College and the adminis-
trators of the University. As such the council
is not a passive political organization within the
school, but is an active group heading the law-
fully incorporated student body, and is em-
powered by the admiistrators of the University
to defend the interests of the students in the
College.
Regarding the second point, the Executive
Committee decided last fall to change its policy
in regard to the teaching of junior architectural
design. It is true that the merits of the change
are debatable, but the motives for the change
seem obvious. The matter has been considered
seriously both by members of the faculty and
members of the student council. Further dis-
cussion with those students, involved who have
dropped the course is pending. In the meantime
the policy of the Executive Committee has been
made clear.
Finally, we make no attempt to conceal the
fact that the complete organization of the Col-
lege of Architecture is not functioning as well as
it can or should. Our lack of satisfaction is an
indication of our interest. The fact that dis-
cussion and criticism is fearless and open is an
indication that we are attempting to solve our
problems. The fact that the work of the students
in several departments has improved consider-
ably during the past semester is an indication
that we are getting results. We do not wish to
make our problems a matter of public concern,
nor do we feel the need to conceal our imper-
fections. In answer to any outside criticism, par-
ticularly if it is not constructive, we only reply
that every endeavour will continue to be made
by the student council, representing the student
body, and by members of the faculty to perfect
the organization of the College by means of reas-
on, understanding, and cooperation.
-R. V. Chadwick, '39A
Chairman, Architectural College
Student Council
All For Three
There are so few communists in Hungary that,
as a Hungarian police official has stated, "It's
a big story when we arrest one." Yet Hungary
has just found it advisable to "sign up" with the
anti-comintern.axis, Germany, Italy and Japan.
The German press welcomes this new member.
But dispatches from Germany state that official
circles avoid stressing what some enthusiasts call

Hungary's long fight against Bolshevism because
officially the task of saving the world from com-
munism is regarded as a prerogative of the1
major powers exclusively.
It would seem then that small countries which
have no important communist problem never-
theless will be pressed into the service of the anti-
communist front but that the uses to which this
instrumentality is to be put will always depend
on the will of the bigger Powers. In a word the
anti-comintern axis can be made a diplomatic
weapon, just as minority issues have been.
When the needs of minorities coincide with
expansionist plans of the major powers those
needs will be stressed, but when they do not serve
such plans they must be, as Herr Hitler himself
has put it, "ruthlessly ignored." Similarly the
need of a small power for protection against com-
munism is likely to be gauged not by the size
of the communist problem in that small state
but by the possibilities for aggrandizement which
exploitation of the issue offers to the anti-comin-
tern "big three."
Many Happy Returns
The bride walked to the altar on the arm of
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, her half-brother. She
wore a white satin dirndl and a veil of oldietce

Bureaucracy On Campus
To the Editor:
Healthy criticism certainly should not be
stifled. That is why the following seems to most
certainly be in order.
It seems to me that the way the eligibility cards
were handled this semester was bureaucracy at
its worst. First, all persons in extra-curricular
activities are told they must get the precious
little paste-board by Monday. Then, after the
fact is indelibly impressed upon their minds, the
eligibility officer discovers the registrar will have
no grades before Thursday. The solution is to
give you a temporary eligibility card when you
present your old one. Would it be out of order
to ask why you couldn't just keep your old cne
and let it do? Finally that idea suggested itself.
Those who had not wasted an hour getting the
temporary card were graciously spared the neces-
sity.
Then the cards were ready and you presented
your nice brown paper transcript and the eligibil-
ity officer took out a white card and made a bold
check. Then she asked you to bring in your old
eligibility card. But the process was changed
after half the campus had gone through the
first one. The fact that there is a record of
eligibility on hand; the fact that one could not
have worked on an activity the first semester
without an eligibility card is not enough. You
must hand in the old one. No longer can you
offer to bring it in the next morning. Either
you get docked in salary for getting the card
in late or you walk (or, provided you live far out,
take a cab at your own expense) to get the card.
Tomorrow won't do. Posterity must have the
card AND NOW.
Nuts, say I. The system has more red tape
than an army or a government office. It is need-
lessly thoughtless and does not consider the
fact that an undergraduate's time is of at least
some little value. It is a set of rules rigidly ap-
plied without modification in -unusual cases. It
is, as I said, bureaucracy-nothing more.
-Disgusted Senior
Orchids To Cuncannon
To the Editor:
Open Letter to the Political Science Depart-
ment:-
I am a L.S.&A. senior with a major interest
in the political science department. It is only
with a sincere desire to offer constructive criti-
cism that I offer the following comments.
Questions of politics and government are the
most important ones before the world today.
Good government depends most upon the qual-
ity of men in politics. You have in your hands
the moulding, for good or for evil, of the political
ideals and lives of all those students in your de-
partment. Good government in the future will
depend but little upon how many facts you drill
into their heads today. What will count most
is the spirit you instill into them, the passion for
good goverhment, the inspiration to give their
all for their chosen work, the love of and longing
for a great life in politics in its best sense.
You have many brilliant men in your depart-
ment who are recognized authorities in different
political fields. Study under these men should be
a unique and valuable opportunity. Yet in the
past they have often gone about their classwork
in a routine manner, not instilling the color of
their own experience and presenting their sub-
jects more as aggregates of theories and facts
than as vital, dynamic and challenging fields of
activity for members of the class.
One brilliant exception is Assistant Professor
Paul M. Cuncannon. One does not leave his classes
with a disgust for politics in theory and practice;
but rather with an interest in and love for the
practical study of politics. He inspires the student
to do more than just remember the facts. I ven-
ture the opinion that the students of his courses
do more independent un-assigned outside work,
than the students of any of the rest. They do it
because they are inspired to do it by a true
teacher-a teacher in the finest sense of the word.
So, in conclusion, I suggest you pay less atten-
tion to private research work, not try so hard
to cram the greatest possible number of facts
into your courses, remember that your supreme
aim should be to produce better leaders in gov-
ernment in the future-in short, to produce
statesmen-not walking political encyclopedias.

--W. W.
,tados Strikes Bac
To the Editor:
It is of course a small point in this Russell
controversy, but in the interests of accuracy.
and my good name may I point out that I did
not, as Mr. Mendelson stated, "admit" in a
recent issue of Perspectives that I had not read
Power. As a matter of history, I had read the
book: I had decided against publishing a review
of it at the suggestion of the prospective reviewer,
who felt that Power was not worthy of Russell
and that there was no point in calling attention
to that fact. I still believe that it is a very poor
book: "lemon" isn't a bad word.
-Harvey Swados
A11's Well That Ends Well
It is a measure of the progress expressed in
these instruments of appeasement (Munich ac-
cord, Anglo-German and Franco-German declar-
ations) with their mutual undertakings and obli-
gations that in the growing antagonisms and
declining confidence of a year ago, nobody would
have dared prophesy that within twelve months
the four great European nations would have ad=-
va~nced-so far .ani the tro v o n vnuviwigin.i-

It Seems To Me
By HEYWOOD BROUN
TRENTON, N. J., Dec. 25, 1776.-
George Washington, the Commander-
in-Chief of the American Army,
crossed the Dela-
ware under cov-
er of night and
attacked the Hes-
,:;;;>;..;;; s i a n garrison.
General Wash-
ington c a u g h t
the enemy un-
aware, and Col-
onel Rall, t h e
l e ad er of the
mercenaries, was killed and a thous-
and of his soldiers were taken pris-
oner. Although the numbers engaged
were small, it is believed that Wash-
ington's victory has ended for all
time the Hessian threat to American
independence.
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN,
New York City, Feb. 20, 1939-For
more than three hours an audience
of 18,000 persons was addressed by
speakers in German uniform who
attacked American democracy as cor-
rupt and inefficient, and insisted the
only sane solution of economic prob-
lems has been pointed out by Adolf
Hitler, the leader of the Reich.
* * *
Press At The Front
At one point in the proceedings
Miss Dorothy Thompson, an Ameri-
can newspaper reporter, was sur-
rounded by fifty storm troopers, act-
ing as private police and garbed in
the uniform of a foreign army. Miss
Thompson was surrounded and men-
aced because she laughed at the re-
marks of the semi-final speaker of
the evening, G. W. Kunze, national
public relations director of the Ger-
man-American Bund, who referred to
the Chief Executive of the United
States as "President Rosenfeld."
Mr. Kunze wore a silver shirt and
a Sam Browne belt. In opening his
remarks he thrust his right hand
forward and up and dedicated his
sentiments to "fellow white Gentile
Americans."
Behind Mr. Kunze there stood a
huge and rather inept portrit of
George Washington. first President of
the United States. General Washing-
ton's picture was flanked on either
side by the swastika emblem.
And when the men in silver gray
began to crowd in closely and in a
threatening way around a member of
the working press a fellow in that
craft approached a police captain
and said, "Get those lousy storm
troopers away from Dorothy Thomp-
son."
And the police captain replied, "I
can do nothing. They are in charge
of preserving order inside this hall."
And so for three hours and a half
"they" took over a segment of the
United States. Here once more was
a Sudeten section, and a fragment,
of New York was ruled and admin-4
istered under the Nazi conception of
what constitutes free speech and,
free press.
Hitler Is Here
And under this rule no one, remem-'
bering Einstein, Felix Frankfurter
and the late Spinoza, is permitted1
to smile if the man in silver gray sets
down the pronouncement, which he
did, "No Jew should ever be permitted1
to teach Gentiles."
Before the speakers came the
drums. These were the drums of
wrath and hate and venom which
was smug and sly. Honest indigna-
tion, even in terms which are intem-
perate may command respect. But
this was no protest from an op-

pressed minority group. The words,
spoken had all t he assurance of men
who felt that already they sat in
possession. For instance, Mr. Kunze
brought the audience, roaring approv-
al. to their feet when he referred to
"Our Congressman, Mr. Dies, of
Texas."
The biggest hand went to' ather
Coughlin, but Nye was next, in a
possible photographic finish, with;
Herbert Hoover.
But, mostly it was the driuns. Thosea
drums of voodoo excitation. Beat!
Beat! Beat! Thump out all faith in
fellowship. Beat! Beat! Back into
tribal custom and behind the rule of
reason. Beat! Swing out the new.
Back to the swamp and its doctrine
of hate your neighbor. I do not think
our frontier is the Rhine. But let us
defend the Hudson and the Harlem
and keep our river rim safe from
those drums of devilment. We are we.
Who are "they"? Once again our
leader Washington must cross the
Delaware.
Eastern Schools Try
installment Tuitions
College tuition, like the family's
automobile and radio, may soon be
paid on the installment plan, if pres-
ent trials are successful.
Sponsored by a private financing
ageticy, and already accepted by l15
Eastern colleges, the plan will per-
f-r i -ilcr f. r - - V II - -y li

FRIDAY FEB. 24, 1939
VOL. XLIX. No. 102
Notices
A meeting of the Board of Gover-
nors of Residence Halls will be held
on Monday Feb. 27, at 4 p.m., in the
Regents' Room.
H. C. Anderson, Chairman.
Smoking in Universiy Bildings
Attention is called to the general rule
that smoking is prohibited in Uni-
versity buildings except in private of-
fices and assigned smoking rooms
where precautions can be taken and
control exercised. This is neither a
mere arbitrary regulation nor an at-
cempt to meddle with anyone's per-
sonal habits. It is established and
enforced solely with the purpose of
preventing fires. In the last five years,
15 of the total of 50 fires reported, or
30 per cent, were caused by cigarettes
or lighted matches. To be effective,
the rule must necessarily apply to
bringing lighted tobacco into or,
through University buildings and to
the lighting of cigars, cigarettes, and
pipes within buildings-including
such lighting just previous to going
outdoors. Within the last few years
a serious fire was started at the exit
from the Pharmacology building by
the throwing of a still lighted match
into *refuse waiting removal at the
doorway. If the rule is to be enforced
at all its enforcement must begin at
the building entrance. Further, it
is impossible that the rule should be
enforced with one class of persons if
another class of persons disregards it.
It - is a disagreeable and thankless
task to "enforce" almost any rule.
This rule against the use of tobacco
within buildings is perhaps the most
thankless and difficult of all, unless
it has the winning support of every-
one concerned. An appeal is made to
all persons using the University build-
ings-staff members, students and
others-to contribute individual co-
operation to this effort to protect
University buildings against fires.
This statement is. inserted at the
request of the Conference of Deans.
Shirley W. Smith.
Students who plan to enter the
Hopwood contests this spring should
read the Rules of Eligibility in Bulle-
tin No. 8 before March 1.
Book Exchange: Those who left
books for resale at the Exchange and
received no checks for them, may call
for them at the Union Student Of-
fices afternoons from 3-5. Please
do this as soon as possible.
Jim Palmer, Co-op Comm.
Certificate of Eligibility. In order
to secure eligibility certificates for the
second semester, first semester report
cards. must be presented at the Of-
fice of the Dean of Students. First
semester eligibility certificates are
valid only until March 1.
The Bureau of Appointments has
received notice of the following New
York State Civil Service Eamina-
tions. Last date for filing applica-
tions is March 3, 1939.
Administrative Supervisor of Un-
employment Insurance Records.
Assistant Information Service Re-
porter.
Senior Information Service Report-
Senior Unemployment Insurance
Referee.
Unemployment Insurance Referee.
Complete announcements are on
file at the University Bureau of Ap-
pointments and Occupational Infor-
mation, 201 Mason Hall; office hours:
9-12 and 2-4.
University Bureau of Appoint-
ments aad Occupational infor-
mation.
academic Notices
Exemptions from ¢atarday Classes:
During the first two weeks of the
semester the following members of

the committee on Saturday Classes
may be consulted: Professor Everett,
Tuesday and Friday, 2:20-3:30 in
3232 A.H. Professor Reichart, Mon-
day 10-11 and Wednesday 10-11:30 in
300 U.H.
Preliminary Examinations for the
Ph.D. in Economics will be held early
in May. Graduate students qualified
to write these examinations who- are
planning to do so should leave their
names in the Department office as
soon as possible. . 1. L. Sbarfman
Exhibitions
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.
tec li: Mf re jFulton. , l i will

the auspices
Geography.
invited.

of the Department of
The public is cordially

Events Today
Luncheon for President Dodge:
Reservations will be accepted until
10 o'clock today for the luncheon to
be given in honor of President Dodge
of the American University of Beirut
The luncheon is to be served at 12:15
today in the Small Ballroom of the
Michigan Union. President Dodge
will speak on "The Near East Renais-
sance."
Moving Pictures of the American
University. President Dodge will pre-
sent his moving pictures in technicol-
or of the American University at Bei-
rut, Syria, at 4:15 this afternoon, Fri-
day, in the Main Ballroom of the
Michigan Union. Students, faculty,
and townspeople are invited to at-
tend.
Stalker Hall. The Annual Wesley
Foundation Banquet and Party will
be held tonight at Huron Hills Coun-
try Club. Call 6881 for reservations.
Delta Epsilon Pi will meet today at
the Michigan Union at 7:30 p.m.
Forestry Club: The annual photo-
graph will be taken today at 4:15
p.m., on the steps of Alumni tall.
All members are urged to be there.
Assembly. Executive Council Meet-
ing in the League today at 4:30 p.m.
It's very important that every mem-
ber of the Council be there.
J.G.P. properties committee will
meet at 4:30 p.m. today in the Under-
graduate offices of the League.
JGP: Ruth Jacobson will be in the
League Undergraduate offices from 4
to 5 p.m. today to receive money
,collected "for advertising by members
of the program committee.
American Student Union: There
will be a. "Lift the Embargo" meet-
ing on Spain today at 4 p.m. in the
North Lounge of the Union. The
meeting is open to all.
The Post-biblical Hebrew Class will
meet at Hillel Foundation at .3:30
p.m. today.
Conservative Services tonight at
7:15 p.m. at Hillel Foundation. Dr.
Heller will deliver his last sermon as
Director of the Foundation. His topic-
will be: "The true and alleged mean-
ings of the Chosen People Doctrine,"
in which he will discuss the false in-
terpretations of such men as H. G.
Wells, Cuza, George Bernard Shaw,
and Father Coughlin.
Coming Events
German Table for Faculty Members:
The regular luncheon meeting will be
held Monday at 12:10 p.m. in the
Founders' Room of the Michigan
Union. All faculty members interest-
ed in speaking German are cordially
invited. There will be a brief infor-
mal talk by Prof. Walter A. Reichart
on, "Washington Irvings deutsche
Beziehungen."
The Angell Hall Observatory will be
open to the public from 7:30 to 10 on
Saturday evening, Feb. 25. The moon
and some stars will be shown through
the telescope. Children must be ac-
companied by adults.
Choir: The University Choir, which
has been rehearsing on Friday eve-
ning at Lane Hall, will meet on Sat-
urday evening at, 7 o'clock here-
after. Following the rehearsal, mem-
bers of the choir and other interested
persons are invited to a recorded con-
cert of Gregorian Chants and rei-
glo; musi c by Bach and Palestrina.
Open House: Saturday, 8 p.m. Open
House all evening at Lane Hall for
faculty and students. Informal con-
versation, rereation and music.

Open Badminton: The badminton
courts in Barbour Gymnasium will be
available for play on Monday, Thurs-
day and Friday evening, 7 to 9 p.m.
Women students and men guests of
women students are invited,
'hristia Student Prayer Group.
Mr. Harold J. DeVries, graduate of
,Moody Bible Institute, will be present
at the regular meeting and will lead
a brief Bible study period. Note that
the time and pla~e has been changed
to the Fireplace Room, Lane Hall and
4 p.m., Sunday. All students are in-
vited to attend, especially those who
were guests at the informal program
last Wednesday evening.
The Graduate Outing Club cordially
mnvites all graduate students to open
house in the club room at 8 p.m. on
Saturday evening, Feb. 25. There
rIemwll be arcinoand games, andre-
FrF_}~ f ~f -wil b served. The club

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.

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