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The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of the Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
Savior Or
VVShek reportedly in Hong-Kong dis-
Eussig possible British mediation in the Sio-
JapM ese War with Ambassador A. Clarke Kerr,
01ifpered reports spread throughout China and
Lmon Chinese living outside the home-land
hat Canton and Hankow were betrayed.
There are no details circ lated to substantiate
he rumor regarding Hankow, but the case of
Canton is different. Vu Han-Mou, Governor of
the Priovince, was paid $2,00,000 Mex, the story
runs, in return for "a bloodless victory.
Cfedence is lent the report by the fact that a
motorized division of only 3,000 Japanese seized
he city. The defensive force, supposed to number
1,0 *6,00, tur'ned out to be nion-existent. Ace
Cantionese trboops had been drained from the
lrointce aidsent -uselessly as it later proved-
o lHankow. The main Jap force of 35,000 did
not even, arrive in canton until Friday nigt.
Thiat the disaster is 'a major one cannot be
doubted. long-ong is now isolated. Heretofore
Cliiiese haveikeen able to buy arms there. Now
jiat is impoassibl. Criticism of Chiang Kai-Shek
is wif&-spbad with damaged Chinese morale the
ineitabi sut. The transportation system is
disrupted. Rumoir is rife that the Kuomintang,
datl onalist party, "does not care how the war
c om's out if it can retain its dominant position
in Cinrese political life.
Bit in the long-run were tnc- surrenders of
Caton and H3ankow unwise? Are not the Chinese
nfluenced by emoitional factors when they whis-
per "'sell-odt"? Consder the evidence. German
W4v ers who gave hina such excellent advice
until Hitler ordered them home consistently
deci,red: "Your chance for victory is to avoid
pitched battles. Lt Johan destroy herself. Give
Fer possessioni of thousands upon thousands of
quare miles of Chinese land. Put millions of
hos ,xle Chinese under her sway. Watch her im-
peri listic dreams destroyed by an inability to
diget what she has seized. Like a snake, she will
die digorging her kill. Heor'economny permits only
f epansion."
Lok at the facts. Japan now holds 700,000
aeig miles of China. She has seized almost all
of the westernized area. But she holds only the
line of communications in this area. She won
shnghai and Nanking only to find a wilderness
of rumins.Slowly,inexorably, the laws of economics
wor her ruin. Would Kai-Shek have been wise
,o rik his remaining airplanes, tanks and other
morn equipment at Canton or Hankow? Is it
not more intelligent to continue to draw the
Jap ynese inland? To continue the guerilla tactics
f the old Red Army, to work behind the lines?
If Kai-Shek survives the repercussions which
re akllowing the surrender of Hankow and, more
especiarlyre. of Canton, future generations of
Chinese will see in his actions not treason but
wisdom. His task will remain a great one. Victory
seetis far-distant. But, grail-like, it will be seen
clealy by the Chinese people, a reward that will
eomiday be theirs after untiring effort and self-
s-Stan M. Swinton
Cheap Silver

he presented it, the plan seemed highly beneficial
to the American farmer; when analyzed, serious
disadvantages to the monetary system and to
foreign trade appear.
Under this proposal, the United States govern-
ment would offer to exchange cotton on the
foreign markets at the rate of ten pounds of cot-
ton for one ounce of silver. Against each ounce
of silver thus acquired, it would then issue $1.29
in legal tender certificates, as authorized under
the 1934 Silver Purchase Act. No profit would ac-
crue to the Government in the transaction, but
farmers would receive 12.9 cents in silver certifi-
cates a pound for cotton which has been recently
selling for 9 cents a pound on the world markets.
Since silver has been selling on the world market
at 43 cents an ounce, the exchange of ten pounds
of cotton for an ounce of silver means that the
government would in effect receive only 4.3 cents
per pound for cotton. The farmer selling his
cotton under the Pittman proposal could be paid
12.9 cents per pound simply because present
monetary legislation permits the government to
issue $1.29 in silver certificates for each ounce of
silver acquired, regardless of the current Market
price (43 cents). When thus reduced to its
essentials, the proposal reveals itself as a neat
piece of monetary juggling which promises to
result in further difficulties.
The present cotton surplus would, no doubt,
be snatched up by foreign mills at this ridiculous-
ly low price and stored for future consumption.
But the cotton production of the next few years
would thus be deprived of its market and forced
into warehouses again to create a surplus.
The currency would be inflated by the issuance
of silver certificates far in excess of the specie
backing. The silver purchasing policy adopted
in 1934 has already resulted in the accumulation
of 2,371,000,000 ounces of silver bullion, which
have been stored in vaults at West Point. Any
addition to the volume of silver holdings would
swell an already abundant supply of both silver
bullion and paper money.
Lastly, and ofw greatest importance to the
consuming public, this inflation would tend to
raise all commodity prices. In this general rise,
the price of American cotton would climb and
further impair its own market. American manu-
factured goods, also, would have a harder time
competing abroad. A natural result would be a
decrease of exports and an increase of imports.
The Pittman proposal would immediately pro-
vide a stimulating influence on prices and thus
help temporarily the agricultural progam of
the nation, but it strikes out with damaging force
at monetary and foreign trade interests.
-Roy Buehler
A Good Time Was Had By All
With All-American Larry Tibbett calling sig-
nals from the baritone position, and Stewart Wille
running interference at the piano, the starting
whistle blew on the Sixtieth Annual Choral Union
Series last night. In his program Mr. Tibbett was
almost as well traveled as Anthony Adverse. From
the classic groves of two Handel arias he pro-
gressed through the nineteenth century Germany
of Schubert, Brahms, Richard Strauss, and Erich
Wolff, and while poised on the summit of the
latter's "Ewig" the singer waited for pianist Mr.
Wille to catch up with him by way of pieces by
Liszt, Strauss, and Dohnanyi.
After mollifying encores thrown to the voraci-
ous audience came the operatic interlude, in the
shape of "Cortigiani, vil razza dannata" from
Rigoletto and "Vision fugitive" from Massenet's
Herodiade. After the half came a modern Russian
group representing Tchaikowsky, Rachmaninoff,
and Moussorgsky, and putting the home team in
easy scoring position, from which the Negro
spirituals of Edward Harris, Jacques Wolfe did
the rest. From this it was a push-over for encore
visits to David Guion's Texas plains, Victor
Hutcheson's Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, Mous-
sorgsky's flea-circus, and-finally and naturally,
the well-traveled Road to Mandalay. For any
possible further excursions, see the afternoon

With the "What", our first source of concern,
thus out of the way, the "How" is far easier and
less onerous to relate. To discuss in detail the
musical accouterments of one so familiar through
stage, screen, and radio as Lawrence Tibbett,
would be superfluous. His resonant baritone is
"tops" when at its best, and all in all we have
never heard it better than it was at times last
night. Too, it was applied, as usual, with consum-
ate skill technical ease. The great difference be-
tween Mr. Tibbett and certain other "popular"
singers lies in his not only greater capacity and
ability as a vocalist, but also in his greater
maturity and substance as an artist. Consequent-
ly, when Mr. Tibbett does something, be it only
a cowboy song, he does it extremely well. With
the result, in the case of the cowboy song and its
companion drawing room ballads, that the
audience is amused, awakened from the lethargy
induced by the foregoing "classics" (so much
spinach that must be eaten before the kiddies
can have their ice cream), and all go away
All, that is, except a few "long-hairs" who
applaud genuinely the ability of the artist, smile
wanly at his vocal antics, but go away forlornly
dreaming of the day when people will go to
hear a singer in Hill Auditorium for an exhilarat-
ing and inimitably enriching musical experience
-not for musical parlor tricks. The parlor tricks
are fine, yes; but they can be acceptably done by
any amateur. Lawrence Tibbett is a professional
whose artistry in such things as the Handel arias
and Schubert song, as well as in the drama of
Verdi, deserves a better chance.
"Men and women tempered by four years of
exposure to disinterested scholarship are less

h'feemr fo Me
Heywood Broun
It must be that the British have some secret
drug which they slip into the tea of visiting cel-
ebrities. And in the case of our Ambassadors they
give them double dosage. Indeed, the most suc-
cessful weapons of British diplomacy are
not their white papers
but these same white pow-
ders. And apparently the re-
cpient of one of these Hon.
Michael Marmaduke Finneys
never knows that anybody
. has tampered with his
The craving to serve his
country and defend democ-
racy leaves him almost overnight. Nor are there
any unpleasant after-effects. The man from
home finds no fur upon his tongue and is all
unconscious of the fact that an Oxonian accent
has been slipped within his larynx. Indeed, he
has the feeling that it is a dialect which he
picked up while playing with the neighbors' chil-
dren in South Boston.
Even the Eton tie around his nek escapes his
attention, for the British officials who adjust it
are careful to see that it is not tight enough to
shut off the wind of the plenipotentiary. More's
the pity. And the strange compound is particular-
ly effective in the case of those who are brash
enough to think themselves immune to blandish-
Proof Against Palace Fever
It might be an excellent idea for Washington
to send no representative to the Court of St.
James unless he can offer proof that he has been
previously in residence. Such folk are not wholly
proof against Buckingham buck fever, but, at
least, they have built up a partial resistance.
I have observed this to be true in he case of
a few Rhodes scholars twenty years after. One
friend of mine who did a stretch at Oxford has
not only lost his Gothic pallor but can sometimes
be induced to put ice in his scotch and reach for
a cigaret instead of an underslung pipe.
When the name of Joseph J. Kennedy was
submitted to service across the Atlantic the State
Department felt that for once it had outsmarted
the British Foreign Office. He was Irish and
proud of it, and he came from a ward where the
kids are taught to twist the lion's tail even before
they learn to roll their hoops.Moreover, in addi-
tion to sound childhood training, Mr. Kennedy
was known to be a man who had been in touch
with the good things of life.
The rough diamond of South Boston had
later been exposed to the polishing process at
Harvard, Palm Beach and some of the better
homes on Long Island. He would not be one to
faint when served with pheasant or likely to sell
his birthright for even the highest grouse. Indeed,
it was assumed that this time the American
Ambassador would be a post-prandial peppermint
of perfection instead of an all-day sucker, as is
the usual custom. It seemed the happiest sort of
For The Right Fork
Here was the man who could be counted upon
to eschew the traditional knee britches of the
menial and yet run up a batting average of .333
or better in reaching for the right fork at state
banquets. And in the matter of knee britches
Ambassador Kennedy did come through and de-'
clined to get himself up after the fashion of a
flunky. Even though all the regal might and
majesty of the British Empire were present,
Honest~Joe insisted on keeping his pants on.
It's too bad he didn't display the same fortitude
in regard to his shirt. Since his recent pro-Mun-
ich speech of the British naval dinner it seems to
me that Mr. Kennedy's occupation is gone as far
as his courftry's interests are concerned. Cer-
tainly one Chamberlain should be enough for
Eingland, and there is no good reason why Ameri-
ca should send a representative to hold the
gentleman's umbrella.

Joe has drunk the draught which makes the
eagle cease to flap and induces it to lie down with
the lion. Even his extensive and charming family
has proved insufficient bodyguard. It may be that
coronets are more than kind hearts, after all. Let
Joseph of England return. And when the Hon. J.
J. Kennedy goes back to Boston a very proper
ceremony should be held in his honor. A group
of distinguished Americans should board the
boat and drop him in the harbor to rest a while
amid the alien tea. He needs the hair of the dog.

By Roy Heath
It is depressing indeed for a per-
son of my dilatory attitude towards
study, in any form it may take, to
walk across the Law Quadrangle. At
any hour of the day or night, a stroll-
ing loafer can hear the industrious
peck of typewriters and see the bud-
ding ambulance trailers pouring over
their tomes as intently as the Lit
school "Settle For C" boys watch a
marble in the nickel machines. Any-
one that can walk through that aura
of ant-like application to duty with-
out feeling some inner stirring, some
qualm of regret over his own ineffi-
ciency, must have either a heart of
stone or straight A's.
Occasionally, however, a rebel few
sneak into the Great Dismal Swamp
which is law school; happily I think
for the profession which, by and
large, takes things too seriously. The
Late Justice Holmes was one of these
rebels and another man, a freshman
law student, has been reported to The
Trapeze. Even his colorful invective
euggests Justice Holmes. The fresh-
man in question was beating his
weary way home one evening from a
hard session at Metzger's Upon
reaching the very center of the Quad,
his resentful ears full of the riveting
hunt and peck machines, he faced
windows, which seemed to stare out
at him in accusation, and bawled,
"Quit studyin' you.* * * * you're
bringing up the class average!"
While cooling my heels in a Haven
Street flop house I ran across a note
which makes me wonder what is go-
ing on hereabouts. It rans as follows:
"Would you girls make an ef-
fort to locate the glass rose bowl
TAKEN from the hall last night.
Thank you."
Mrs. W ........
Now, what I want to know is, which
one of° you birds filched that rose!
bowl , . . . and what are you going
to do with it? 1
The Editor
Gets Told...
The Editor Gets Told ...
And How
To the Editor:
Some of the recent developments in
the editorial policy of the Daily are
of wider interest than to the student
body alone. The Daily has been ex-
tremely radical in its editorial expres-
sion, yet it is supported in the main
by a conservative body of readers.
That student bodies are conservative
was stated in a recent poll in Life
magazine and that Michigan students
are no exception to this statement
was shown in a recent series of an-
swers in the Daily to the question,
"Do you favor 'a third term?" Four
of the answers were conservative or
Republican in trend, two were Demo-
cratic but not New Deal, and one
was radical. Then, too, the sections
of Ann Arbor in which a large part
lof the faculty live usually go Re-
publican, if past elections are any
criterion. Thus the Daily should re-
serve some space for matters of in-
terest to this large body of readers
who form its main clientele. This it
has surprisingly enough just decided
to do. In David Lawrence's colum,

conservatives may have one little1
space for their opinions.
That even such a concession to its
readers' preferences in anathema to'
some of the editors is well demon-
strated by the editorial in the Oct. 201
Daily, attacking Mr. Lawrence's con-'
clusions in a previous column. Al-
though Mr. Lawrence has managed,
by some trickery no doubt, to reach a
position of importance as a commen-
tator, on national politics, read by
thousands each day, and although his
critic in the Daily is as yet unsung
by more than a few of his student
readers, the latter does not hesitate
to put forth the thesis that Mr. Law-
rence knows not whereof he writes.
The editor, according to the Student
Directory, comes from a small com-
munity called Platt on the Packard
Road, he has never had the oppor-
tunity to prove his worth in a position
'of any importance, and he writes with
a fine disregard of editorial polish in
his use of personal invective and
sophomoric epithets; but he feels
perfectly capable of reproving a man
whose background and accomplish-
ments are infinitely superior. What
long ears you have, dear editor!
I hope that we of the conservative
group may have more and more
opinions in the Daily. When I ask
my conservative friends what they
think of the editorials, they always
laugh and remark that only a few
long-haired radicals read what they
themselves have writtbn. If we can
really have, however, something bet-
ter than the fare that has heretofore

f 'U

FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 1938
VOL. XLIX. No. 29
Notice: Attention of all concerned,
and particularly of those having of-
(ices in Haven Hall, or the Western
portion of the Natural Science Build-
Ing, to the fact that parking of cars!
n the driveway between these two
auildings is at all times inconvenient
to other users of the drive and some
times results in positive danger to
other drivers and to pedestrians on
the diagonal and other' walks. You
are respectfully asked not to park
there, and if members of your family
call for you, especially at noon when
traffic both on wheels and on foot is
heavy, it is especially urged that the
car wait for you in the parking space
adjacent to the north door of Uni-
versity Hall. Waiting in the drive-
way blocks traffic and involves con-
fusion, inconvenience and dange.
;just as much when a person is sitting
in a car as when the car is parked
University Senate Comittee on
Parking '
First Mortgage Loans: The Univer-
sity has a limited amount of funds
to loan on modern well-located Ann
Arbor residential property. Interest
at current rates. Apply Investment'
Office, Room 100, South Wing,
University Hall.
Fall Games: With the, consent of
the Deans or Directors of the Colleges
of L.S.&A., Engineering, Architec-
ture, and Pharmacy, and the School
of Education, freshmen and sopho-
mores in these units areexcused from
classes at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29,
to participate in the annual fall
games. Note that classes are not dis-
missed at 10:00 as stated in a notice'
Faculty of the College of Literature, I
Science and the Arts: The five-week
freshman reports will be due Oct.'
29 in the Academic Counselors' Office
108 Mason Hall.
Rackham Building: Open every day
except Sunday from 8 a.m. until 10
p.m. for the use of gaduate students
and graduate organizations.
To all Faculty Members:
1. Life Annuities or life insur-
ance either or both may be purchased
by members of the faculties from
the Teachers Insurance and Annuity
Association of America and premiums
for either life Annuity or life In-
surance, or both, may be deducted at
the written request of the policy-
holder from the monthly payroll of
the University,hand in such cases will
be remitted directly by the policy-
holder, on the monthly, quarterly,
semi-annual, or annual basis. The
secretary's office has on file blank
applications for annuity policies, or
life insurance policies, rate books,
annual reports, and specimen pol-
icies, all for the convenience of mem-
bers of the University staff desiring
to make use of them.
2. The Regents at their meeting
of January, 1919 agreed that any
member of the Faculties entering the
service of the University since Nov.
17, 1915, may purchase an Annuity
from the above-named Association,
toward the cost of which the Regents
would make an equal contribution up
to five per cent of his annual salary
not in excess of $5,000, thus, within
the limit of five per cent of the sal-
ary, doubling the amount of the An
nuity- purchased.
3. The purchase of an Annuity
under the conditions mentioned in
(2) above is made a condition of
employment in the case of all mem-
bers of the Faculties, except instruc-
tors, whose term of Faculty service
does not antedate the University year
1919-1920. With instructors of less

than three years' standing the pur-
chase of an Annuity is optional.
4. Persons who have become mem-
bers of the faculties since Nov. .17,
1915 and previous to the year 1919-
1926 have the option of purchasing'
annuities under the University's con-
tributory plan.
5. Any person in the employ of
the University may at his own cost
purchase annuities from the as-
sociation or any of the class of fac-
ulty members mentioned above may
purchase annuities at his own cost in
addition to those mentioned above.
The University itself, -however, will
contribute to the expense of such
purchase of annuities only as indicat-
ed in sections 2, 3 and 5 above.
6. Any person in the employ of
she refers is hardly what might be
-alled cloaked in secrecy. For this
e ason I feel called upon to reply in
ebrief, pointed language.
I say nothing of the slurs cast up-
on me personally. We Gieses are
made of stern stuff and can stand
the slings and arrows as well as
most. But when Platt is attacked, my
ardent southern blood (southern
Michigan) causes me to spring to the
defense. It is true that Platt is only

the University, either as a faculty
member or otherwise, unless debarred
py his medical examination may, at
Cris own expense, purchase life in-
;urance from the Teachers Insurance
and Annuity Association at its
rate. All life insurance premiums
are borne by the individual himself,
The University makes no cntribu-
ion toward life insurance and has
nothing to do with the life insurance
feature except that it will if desired
by the insured, deduct premiums
monthly and remit the same to the
7. The University accounting of-
(ices will as a matter of accommo-
dation to members of the faculties or
employes of the University, who de-
sire to pay either annuity premiums
or insurance premiums monthly, de-
duct such premiums from the pay-
roll in monthly installments. In the
case of the so-called "academic roll"
the premium payments for the
months of July, August, September,,
and October will be deducted from
the double payroll of June 30. While
the accounting offices do not solicit
this work, still it will be cheerfully
(ssumed where desired.
8. The Unive'rsity has no arrange-
ments with any insurance organiza-
Lion excpt the Teachers Insurance
and Annuity Association of America
and contributions will not be made by
the Univehsity nor can premium pay-
ments be deducted except in the case
of annuity or insurance policies of
this association.
9. The general administration of
the annuity and insurance business
has been placed in the hands of the
Sertyof the University by the
Please communicate with the un-
dersigned if. you have not complied
with the specific requirements as
Herbert G. Watkins, Ass't Secy.
Forestry Assembly: There will be
an assembly of the School of Forestry
and Conservation at 10 a.m., Monday,
Oct. 31, in the Natural Science Bldg.
Auditorium, at which Mr. Raphael
Zon, Director of the Lake States For-
est Experiment Station will speak on
"Russia Through the Eyes of a For-
ester." All forestry students are ex-
pected to attend, and classes in the
school will be dismissed from 10 to
11 a.m. for that purpose. Others in-
terested are cordially invited to be
Tree Planting. The Land Utiliza-
tion Conference held in Ann Arbor
each fall under the auspices of the
School of Forestry and Conservation
will plant a tree in honor of President
Henry B. Hutchins at 10:40 a.m., Fri-
day, Oct. 28, on the south side of
South University Avenue near the
center entrance to the law quad-
rangle. Dean Henry M. Bates will
preside. The tree will be presented
in behalf of the group by Senator
George P. McCallum and accepted
for the University by President Alex-
ander G. Ruthven. All members of
the faculty and others interested are
cordially invited to attend.
Senior and Graduate Aeronautical
(Engineers: Attention is called to the
notice posted on the Aeronautical En-
gineering Bulletin Board, announc-
ing the U.S. Civil Service Ekamina-
tion for uJuniorAeronauticalEn-
gineer. Applications must be filed
with the Civil Service Commission by
Nov. 14, 1938.
University Division of the Com-
munity Fiud Campaign: The Politi-
cal Science office, 2037 Angell Hall,
will serve as headquarters for the
University Division of the Community
Fund Campaign. Solicitors may
leave their reports in this office at
any time between 8:30 a.m. and 12
noon and 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
However, it will expedite the cam-
paign if reports are filed during the

following hours, when a representa-
tive of the Fund will be on duty in
2037 Angell Hall:
Saturday, Oct. 29, 11-12 a.m.
Monday, Oct. 31, 3-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 3-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 3-4:30 p.m. 4
Thursday, Nov. 3, 3-4:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 4, 3-4:30 p.m.
Interfraternity Ball Tickets are
available at the Union Travel desk
from 3 to 6 each evening.
Academic Notices
English 197: There will be a sup-
plementary meeting for all members
who wish to attend on Saturday, Oct.
29, from 10 to 12 o'clock in Room
206 South Wing
Geography I, Sections 7, 8 and 9
meeting at 9. 10 and 11 a.m., Wed-
nesday and Saturday will not meet
on Saturday morning, "Oct. 29.
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

Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the
University. Copy received at the office pf the Assistant to the President
until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.



Sing A Song Of

* *0 *0

Rep. Martin Dies and his committee investi-
gating un-American activities are now under
fire from many sides. It is highly unusual for
the President of the United States to criticize
openly the conduct of a Congressional committee.
The charge can and will be made that President
Roosevelt made his statement because a Demo-
cratic Governor was under attack; therefore the
President was "playing politics." But the Presi-
dential accusation can be reduced, in principle,
to a single paragraph:
"At this hearing the Dies committee ;wade no
effort to get at the truth, either by calling for
facts to support mere personal opinion or by
allowing facts and personal opinion on the other
The opening phrase weakens the statement. At
this hearing? At every hearing so far reported
the committee has listened to one-sided evidence,
reminiscent of Kipling's Tomlinson:
"0 this I have read in a book," he said, "and that
was told to me,

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