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and represent tie views of the writers
oss The Sea .. .
T HE STRANGE,. half-century old
friendship between an oriental power
midwestern American university once
received public recognition Monday with
nouncement in Hankow that President
n was one of ten prominent Americans to
tded the highly-prized Order of the Bril-
iing his first notification of the honor
i Detroit newspaperman called him Tues-
ght, Dr. Ruthven could give no official
stion of the action. But he was certain that
the Chinese government's method of ex-
g thanks for the reception given in Ann
to the Chinese student body, which is the
in the United States.
-ching back to 1880, when Dr. James B.
then University president, represented
nited States in settling the Burlingame
, relationships between China and the Uni-
have been increasingly friendly. The entire
e exhibit at the New Orlean's Worlds Fair
esented to the University. Dr. Henry S.
of the University revised the accounting
of Chinese railways. The Barbour schol-
have intensified this cooperative spirit.
any years Chinese alumni have held im-
t posts in increasingly vital fields of gov-
it, medicine and scientific research. In
the honor won by President Ruthven is a
porary manifestation of a truly remark-
ad praise-worthy example of international

to the South; to escape the burden of the Wage-,
Hour Law; and to exploit cheap Southern, labor
more than they have ever done before. Should
the South continue to be the stronghold of long
hours and sweat-shop wages simply because it is
accustomed to them?
The forty-hour week and forty-cent hour do
not become effective until 1940 and 1945hrespec-
tively. The law, as it goes into effect this month,
makes only the preliminary step of a maximum
workweek of 44 hours and a minimum hourly
wage of 25 cents. It seems that before the full
power of the law is to be enforced, the South
could meet its problems sufficiently to comply
with the wage-hour provisions. The law cannot
be intended to apply without great adjustment
where ever it becomes effective.
Southern industry will not change while it can
retain its immunity against change.
-Hervie Haufler
Radio Commentators
And Foreign Affairs .. .
W HENN THE PRESENT war scare was
just beginning to make the headlines,
one of the more prominent broadcasting net-
works instituted a special series of programs
devoted to news commentary. These broadcasts
not only brought the news direct from Europe
by short-wave, but they also ventured to put a
concise interpretation on the reports just ten
seconds after they were announced. The advan-
tages of such a courtesy to the listening public
are extremely doubtful, and the implications al-
most insulting.
It is, for the most part, true to say that news-
paper correspondents are not experts in the
fields of government, history, and diplomacy,
where they do most of their work. They hold
their positions, not because of academic know-
ledge, but because-of special abilities in selecting
from the course of events that which will be at-
tractive to readers, and in putting the information
in the most interesting form possible. Yet they
very often take the responsibility for making
unusually authoritative statements and predic-
It is characteristic for commentators to be
intimidated by absolutely nothing. They assume
the tone of the Almighty and proceed to deal,
with statesmen, dignitaries, and the most intricate
international problems with shocking intimacy.
One columnist made this comment on a recent
speech by Hitler, "The British Cabinet is reported
to have studied this speech sentence by sentence,
and so has this column." Then, speaking as sooth-
ingly as a mother to her child, she said "The situ-
ation boils down to this - - -," and went on to
throw out all volatile material and serve the
crystals cold.
It is not necessary to list the many evils of
propagandizing, and of mental indolence on the
part of the public that may arise from the con-
tinuation of such a program. They are self-evi-
dent. It may, however, be well to call attention to
the situation, and to urge greater individual dis-
crimination in the selection of news sources to
avoid acquiring ready-made opinions.
-Roy Buehler

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12-The labor movement
in America receives a very bad jolt when the two
rival organizations, C.I.O. and A.F. of L., reduce
their controversy to a war of personalities.
Pressure, of course, to bring peace between the
factions has been exerted by President Roosevelt
and officials of the government to no avail. The
rank and file of the labor world now are being
told, in effect, that it is not a matter of principle
at all, but a clash of personalities.
First, William Green, president of the A. F. of
L., responds to the peace talk by saying there
can't be peace with a dictator of the John Lewis
type. And, second, Mr. Lewis says he will resign
if Mr. Green will.
The idea of mutual resignations, of course, is
meaningless, because, when Mr. Lewis steps out
of the chairmanship of the C.I.O., he still remains
president of the United Mine Workers of America,
which is the most powerful unit inside the C.I.O.
and dominates its policies.
As for Mr. Green, if he stepped out, the men
behind him are just as vehement in their opposi-
tion to the C.I.O. as he is, so nothing in particu-
lar is gained by the shift in personnel.
Investigation Warranted
What might be introduced into the controversy,
somewhat meekly to be sure, is the suggestion
that maybe neither Mr. Lewis nor Mr. Green
represents truly the public interest in the matter
of labor power in America. It might be timidly
advanced that, when two organizations can be
built up which involve such a concentration of
economic power, possibly it's a fit subject for
inquiry by the new Congressional committee
which is supposed 'to look into all manner of
activity by those who wield concentrated power.
Whether America' s unions should be of the
craft or industrial type or a combination of both
is something which the workers themselves now
have a right to decide for themselves, but, when
two huge monopolies of the workers' organiza-
tions undertake to carry on a war which leads
to strikes and jurisdictional squabbles that im-
pair if not interrupt production, then something
is bound to come out of public authority to re-
strain such unlimited power.
The A. F. of L. group maintain that theirs is a
democratic organization in which the various
constituent locals and national organizations
have a real voice in the affairs of the organiza-
tions as a whole, whereas the C.I.O. still has to
draw up a constitution which will give the mem-
ber organizations local autonomy. Maybe here
in the struggle are some ingredients of the fascist
versus democratic idea, for certainly there is a
good deal thus far in the C.I.O. which savors of
one-man control.
CIO Radical
The C.I.O., on the other hand, has, through its
member organizations, adopted a much more
radical and aggressive course toward workers'
problems, and the increase in C.I.O. membership
could not have been attained unless many workers
found. advantages which they did not enjoy be-
fore under A. F. of L. rule.
It has been said in objective moments by labor
leaders that there is a way by which the respective
C.LO. and A. F. of L. concepts can be reconciled
in a peace formula, but that the politics of labor
prevents. This is to say that distribution of the
offices at the top and near the top and the power
over locals have much to do with the prolonga-
tion of the war between C.I.O. and A. F. of L.
Looked at from the employer viewpoint, opin-
ions differ. Some think the friction is a break
for them because in disunion there is an advan-
tage. Others think the friction prevents a well-
coordinated labor movement with discipline and
experienced labor leadership, and that employers
lose through nerve-racking negotiations and
Certainly, so far as Congress and the executive
branch of the government are concerned, labor
legislation and the operations of labor tribunals
would be simdplified if there were labor peace in-
stead of war.
exposition, but also from the boredom produced
by mediocre wit and defective reasoning. A more
clever writer is far more acceptable no matter
how greatly we may disagree with his doctrines
-for we may skillfully avoid the annoying dogma
and still enjoy the wit. (Perhaps I might compare
this method of reading to the story I once heard

of 'a little girl who meticulously ate the sugar
coating and returned the rest of the pill to the
box in her father's drawer !)
If you must wander so far afield in search of a
columnist, I might suggest Dorothy Dix as having
a more direct relationship to the needs of the
campus. She has something constructive to offer.
However, regardless of what you do in that
respect, let me raise my voice in behalf of all of
us unfortunate souls who view the world with a
jaundiced eye at eight a.m. and who depend on
Heywood Broun to banish that breakfast table
grouch. We want our "Broun for Breakfast!"
-C. E.R.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - (ACP) '- Ordinary
people have nothing on geniuses when it comes to
insanity, much though popular beliefs may lead
you to believe otherwise.
Authority for this "don't you believe it" item
is Harvard University's Dr. E. M. East, who, after
a great deal of careful research, proclaims: "We
ordinary people realize that we are not geniuses,
and we invent a reason for not making the- grade
that is soothing our egos. Our nervous systems
are sound and healthy. We are mediocrities be-
cause we are well-balanced and do thine s r

-by David Lawrence-


By Roy Heath
This campus is unquestionably the
world's worst for a man with a hang-
over. There is also a school of thought
that will tell you it is just the plain
world's worst, but that is something
else again.
Some places I have heard of have
the good grace to keep things reason-
ably quiet on Sunday morning, but
not Michigan. Michigan has bells. Not
just one or two like the little red
school house, but myriad boomers that
make your head vibrate like the fen-
ders on a Model T.'
The town was bad enough B.C.
(Before Carillon) but since the day
when a certain Wilmot Pratt patted
out the first unintelligible tunes from
atop our lofty, bell bedecked silo,
there has been no peace for the
wretched in and around Ann Arbor.
On an ordinary week day a person
becomes reasonably used to the con-
stant clamor and strife. It is rumored
that four out of every five Michigan
students have callouses on their ear
drums. The fifth hasn't got any ear
drums left.
To get back to Sunday morning
again, it is an exquisite experience
in torture to wake up in this merrily
chiming city after a big evening of
nuzzling suds. Conditions are horrible
to begin with but when the fire
alarms and steam whistles serenad-
ing inside my quaking skull are sup-
plemented and enhanced by assorted
church bells, door bells, phone bells,
and bitter memories of the Pretzel
Bell, my lot seems well nigh un-
bearable and I would have shot my-
self many a time if guns didn't make
such a loud noise.
Last Sunday when every known
remedy had failed to stop the bells
(I think I had my own pretty well
hushed up but black coffee won't stor
a bell ringer . . . unless you drown
him in it) I decided that a picture
show might be a quiet retreat, For a
while it was. Then came a Mickey
Mouse cartoon, entitled "Clock Clean-
ers." Naturally, as if some highe
power was putting the screws on me
the clock being cleaned by Micke3
and his cohorts had bells in it.
The payoff caibe with the stage
show. It was called Someone or Other
nfy mind would no longer functior
except in jerks and spasms, hence
the name escaped me, but the rest o
the' billing was "And Her Virgini
Belles." They were well named and]
don't mean that they were beautiful
They just had bells. They had a xylo
phone, a vibraphone, chimes, . i
was horrible. The Virginia Belles ma
not be able to play George Gersh
win's "Summertime" better than an
other band, but they can ,make i
sound more like "The Anvil Chorus.'
The only thing I can think of t
do is to build a box along the mode
so stylish in coffins. Then I will hav
it lined, with cork and other sound.
proofing materials. On Saturday nigh
I am going to crawl inside it, pul
down the lid and stay until Monday
On a second thought, I may jus
have them bury me and be done wit
Have One On The House
In order to promote sleeplessness i
class and confound prof. and pupi
alike, this space takes devilish pleas
ure in sponsoring, in cooperation wit
Ann Arbor's famed brew house, Th'
Pretzel Bell, something new in th

way of contests.
For the best crack made in class, b:
either prof or student, during ever:
week from now until this column fold
its tents, ONE LARGE STEIN 01
BEER will be awarded. To the persoi
reporting the crack, two standard sizt
glasses will be set up by The Bell. The
stein which will be set before thi
winner each week holds the equivalent
of four 10-centers, a princely trophy
In the first Flying Trapeze to ap-
pear each week the winner and con-
tributor will be announced with ap
propriate fanfare and speeches. I anr
going to be the judge and I am going
to have an entry in the sweepstakes
But after reading this column, tha
shouldn't bother you.
Attention, '42!
To the Editor:
The words of this song are of nc
'poetic value,' but the melody helped
the GAR to win the Civil War. There-
fore with this song it will be a cinch
to lick those Sophs.
Get ready for Black Friday Night,
Hooray, Hooray,
We'll fix up all those Sophs all right:
Hooray, Hooray,
We'll knock them down, all 'round
And gain for ourselves some great
And we'll all be true
rrn the Acof 142

Putlicathon in the B lit tln is con- ructiVe notice to all nembers of ule
niversity. Copy recpved at the ofnice of the Assistant'o the Presient
ubtHl 3.30; 11.'00 am. on Saturday

(Continued from Page 2)
Awards in Chemistry and Chemical
Engineering. Phi Lambda Upsilon
honorary chemical society, will pre-
sent awards to the junior in both the
departments of chemistry and chem-
ical engineering having the highest
scholastic rating at the end of the
present academic year. In deter-
mining the rating double weight will

West Amphitheatre of the West
Medical Bldg.
Dr. Harold S. Diehl, Dean of Medi-
cal Sciences, University of Minnesota,
will address the Assembly on the sub-
ject of "Our Present Knowledge of
Acute Respiratory Infections. All stu-
dents in Public Health and others in-
terested are cordially invited to at-


be given in tLhe subject ofty} The Observatory Journal Club will
and chemical engneering. T h e m
award wll be a reference book in the meet at 4:15 p.m. this afternoon
winner's field of specialization, in the Observatory lecture room.
Dr. R. C. Williams will speak
on "Attempts at Measuring Directly
Phi Lambda Upsilon Members en- Intensities in Spectrophotometric
tering the University of Michigan Work." Tea will be served at 4:00.
for the first time this semester aref
asked to get n touch with the secre- La Sociedad Hispanica: The first
tary of Delta Chapter, C. A. Murray, meeting of the year will be held at
150 Chemistry Building, in order that 1 the League this evening at 7:30
their names may be entered on the p.m. Plans for the coming year
chapter roll and mailing list. You will be discussed, and a musical pro-
are cordially invited to join in the gram will be presented. Membera bre
activities and functions of the Delta urged to attend; all others interested
Chapter. are cordially invited.


4cademic Notices Glee Club: varsity rehearsal to-
night at 7:30. Reserve club meet
English 102. Make-up examination at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon.
for past semester will be given Thurs -
day afternoon, Oct. 13, 3-6 p.m.n Uy
Room 2225 A.H. J. L. Davis. Attention University Men and
Room2225A.H J. . Dais. Women: There will be a tea dance
Geography 2. A make-up examin- at the Michigan League today from 4
ation in this course will be.given on to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. in Room The event will be sponsored
19 A.H. by Congress a d Assembly. Couples
will be admitted but stags are pre-
w ~M - -I,- ferred Everyone welcome.


The Editor
Gets Told
(Editor's note: The editors want to thank all who
have taken an interest in our page and have written
to us both in favor of and against our inclusion of
David Lawrence's column. Owing to lack of space,
we are printing one letter from each side today and
are replying to the others personally.)
For David Lawrence

Geography 117. A make -up examin-
ation in this course, for those who
missed the final examination in June,
will be given on Thursday, Oct. 13,'
at 1 p.m. in Room 19, A.H.
Geology 12 Make-up. The make-up
for the final examination in Geology I
12 second semester last year will be
given this Friday, Oct. 14 from 2 until
5 in 2054 N.S.
German Make-up Examinations in
German 1, 2 and 31 will be held in
Room 306 U.H., Oct. 22 at 9 a.m.
Othre make-up examinations must be
arranged for with the instructor con-
cerned. No student will be permitted
to take this examination without
presenting written permission from
his instructor which he should obtain
as early as possible.
The make-up examination if all
History courses will be held at 3 p.m.
in Room B, Haven, Thursday, Oct. 13.
Students must present written per-
mission from their instructor to take
an examination. This is the only
make-up examination which will be
given in history courses.
Political Science 1. Make-up exam-
ination Friday, Oct. 14, at 3 o'clock.
Room 2037 Angell Hall.
Psychology 31 Make-up Examina-
tion will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18,
from 7 to 10 p.m. in Room 1121 Na-
tural Science Bldg.
Notice to Freshmen: Make-up ex-
aminations for those students who
missed the tests required of all' be-
ginning freshmen will be given as
follows: Psychological examination
Thursday, Oct. 13, in Room 110
Rackham Building at 3 o'clock; Eng-
lish examination on Friday, Oct. 14,
in Room 110 Rackham Building at
3 o'clock.
These examinations take prece-
dence over all other appointments in-
cluding classes. Be on time.
Students, College of Lterature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Because the fol-
lowing rules are new this year, stu-
dents in our College are asked to
note them particularly:
Only freshmen (students with less
than 24 hours of credit) may drop
courses without penalty through the
eighth week of the semester. Courses
dropped by students other than fresh-
men will be recorded E if they are
dropped after the sixth week.
Erich A. Walter.
An Exhibition of Early Chinese
Pottery: Originally held in conjunc-
tion with the Summer Institute of
Far Eastern Studies, now re-opened
by special request with alterations
and additions. Oct. 12-Nov. 5. At
the College of Architecture. Daily
(excepting Sundays) 9 to 5.
University Lecture: Dr. Harold S.
Diehl, Dean of Medical Sciences,
University of Minnesota, will lecture
on the subject "Significance of the
Student Health Movement" at 4:15
p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, in the Rackham
Lecture Hall. The public is cordially
invited. His lecture forms part of
the program for the observance of the
25th Anniversary of the Health Serv-
ice of this University.
University Lecture: Mr. Roland D.
Craig, Chief of the Division of Econ-
omics, Department of Mines and Re-
sources. Lands. Parks, and Forest

Scimitar: All members are urgently
requested to attend the first meet-
ing of Scimitar tonight at the Michi-
gan Union at 7:30.
University of Michigan Flying Club:
There will be a meeting of the Univer-
sity of Michigan Flying Club this
evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Michigan
Union. Election of officers for the
following year will be held, and
movies of the 1938 National Air
Races will be shown. All pilots and
those interested are invited to attend.
Phi Epsilon Kappa: Meeting to-
night at the Union at 9 p.m. Room
number will be posted on the Bulle-
tin Board. Attendance is urged as
important business will be taken up.
Attention: Naval Architects 1and
Marine Engineers-All Classes-You
are cordially invited to attend an
open meeting of the Quarterdeck so-
' -ty which will be held this eve-
ning at 8 p.m. in Room 348
W. Engineering Bldg. Refreshments
will be ,served and short talks will
be given by the professors of the
Naval Architecture and Marine En-
gineering departments. Come and
get acquainted!
Kappa Phi. Meeting for all mem-
bers today at 5:30 p.m. at Stalker
Hall. Please be prompt.
Coming Events
Graduate History Club: First meet-
ing of the year will be held Sunday,
Oct. 16, 4-6 p.m., in Room 3026 of the
Horace H. Rackham Building. All
students doing graduate work in his-
tory are cordially invited. There will
be enrollment of members, election of
officers, discussion of a program, and
a general business meeting.
Coming Events
Men's Glee Club: Regular rehearsal
Thursday, 7:30 p.m. All men not
turning in eligibility cards by that
time will be dropped from the club.
Student Senate: There will be a
meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the
Michigan League. The room will be
listed on the bulletin board. The
public is cordially invited.
The Graduate Outing Club will
meet'at the northwest corner of the
Rackham Building on Sunday, Oct.
16, at 3 p.m. The group will leave
immediately for the Saline Valley
Farms where there will be hiking,
games and supper. In case of rain,
the group will, meet in the Graduate
Outing Club Room for an indoor pro-
Am ook Fair, sponsored by the
American Associatior. of University
Women, will be held in the Michigan
League, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 10
p.m. and Oct. 16 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Michigan Outdoor Club will
meet at Lane Hall on Saturday, Oct.
15 at 1:45 for a short hike. Provision
will be made to hear the Minnesota
game. All older members are urged
to attend. Any students interested
are cordially invited to come.
Suomi Club: There will be a meet-
ing in the Upper Room of Lane Hall
at 8 o'clock p.m., Friday, Oct. 14. All
Finnish students are cordially invited
to attend.
The Annual Uillel Membership Mix-
er will be held in the ballroom of the
Michigan Union on Friday, Oct. 14

To the Editor,
Dear Sir :
I am glad to see that the Michigan Daily is pub-
lishing in its columns the articles of David Law-
rence. A paper \that desires to be stamped as a
liberal p9,per should certainly give space to the
expression of all points of view. Lawrence's point
of view is conservative; Heywood Broun's is not.
Which one more nearly approximates the truth
no one knows-not even the, editors of college
papers. It seems to be a fetish these days for
young people, especially that part of it that goes
in for journalism, to pose as "super-left," with
the bland assumption that such a position is the
only tenable one. Therefore, congratulations are
in order for a Daily staff that adopts the policy
of giving all sides of a question.
-E. P.

-Stan M. Swinton

And Wages
SSouth . .

N OCTOBER 24, Administrator Elmer
Andrews will take the first steps to
e American industry fall into line with the
isions of the Wage-Hour Law. The purposes
he act are ultimately to place a forty-hour'
rg over hours and a floor of forty cents an
under wages;, and to abolish child labor.
me law, in general, will apply to:'
Employees engaged in producing, manufac-
ng, mining, handling, transporting, or in
manner working on goods moving in inter-
Employees engaged in any process or occu-
n necessary to the production of such goods;
Employees engaged in interstate transporta-
transmission, or communication.
iere are many exceptions, but should the act
me fully operative in the fields outlined, the
.ts would be far-reaching. It seems, however,
the law will not apply to all those who fall
in its jurisdiction. There will be at least one
t group which the law will not touch-
hern industry.
ie law definitely states that regional differ-
ils, as such, are prohibited. But the ad~minis-
ir and the industry committees are required to

Broun For Break fast

To the Editor:
Please allow me to hop on the "Broun for
Breakfast" bandwagon!
As I am a resident of an upper New York State
Republican stronghold, David Lawrence's name
was not at all unfamiliar to me. However, being the
daughter of an English professor who banned
from the house all types of unworthy literature,
I had little opportunity to read his writings. Of
course many other things were banned too, among
them "Dick Darter in the Dope Fiends' Den,"
which we used to sneak out to the garage on
rainy afternoons. However, you never would have
found us doing likewise with any of Mr. Law-
rence's works: for it is an established fact that
children, told not to swallow either the iodine or
the gum drops, can be relied upon to let the iodine
This ban, of course, was based purely on liter-
ary meritz-or, rather, the lack of it. No one can
grow excited over Mr. Lawrence's metaphors,
since they have tripped lightly from the tongues
of so many of his confreres of mediocre Republi-
Panim t A hpvarPtrie loh r glyo

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