Readers Level Attacks: Targets Range
From Cheerleaders To David Lawrence
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NIGHT EDITOR: JUNE HARRIS
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F HE B GINNING tonight of the
course n marriage relations marks
what may well be the turning point in the
struggle to democratize the University curricu-
lum. Here is a case where the method equals
the achievement in importance, if it does not
in fact exceed it.
Springing almost spontaneously from both
student and faculty awareness of the need for
student enlightenment in the problems of sex
and marriage, this course is a welcome wind to
all those who woud like to see blown away the
fog of ignorance, Victor an obscurantism and
"gutter" misinformation that has beclouded the
most vital personal problem in society.
The morality destroying force of a complex
industrial order, with its breath-taking move-
men and ever-changing shape, has added many
perplexities to marriage. In addition, the mount-
ing economic insecurity of recent years has 're-
inforced the barriers to early marriage; youth
now faces a society that frowns upon premarital
intimacy and yet forces postponement of mar-
riage and assigns it to the indefinite future. No
thinking person can deny 'that youth needs
all the aid it can command from the physician,
tpe psychiatrist and the sociologist to adjust it-
self to this almost impossible situation.
For a long time on the campus here, interest
in such a course simmered far beneath the sur-
face. But last year saw the crystallization of
this desire into a forceful demand. The resolu-
tions of the Spring Parley and of the Student
Senate voiced this realization: that a sane atti-
tude toward this pressing problem demands
first that knowledge displace ignorance and its
first-child, fear. The poll taken by the embryo
campus Institute of Public Opinion showed
that 89 per cent of the student body would
welcome education in the 'problems of mar-
After these manifestations of interest, two
committees arose: one of student leaders, the
other of faculty men. Working independently,
these two groups arrived at similar conclusions
in regard to the scope of the course; working to-
gether, they hammered out the details. Tonight
we see the culmination of their initial effort.
The restriction of the course to undergraduate
seniors was the cause of chagrin to many who
were turned away at the registration desks. But
it was impractical to present the lectures to a
larger audience, since that would have made the
use of Hill Auditorium necessary. An arbitrary
limitation had to be made. It must be empha-
sized, however, that this is the experimental at-
tempt and that if widespread student interest
continues, an effort will be made to make the
course available to all students as soon as pos-
sible. If these same lecturers cannot be secured for
a repetition of the course before the year is out,
the committee has indicated that it will attempt
to secure men and women of equal calibre to
carry on the work.
These are wrinkles that will, we hope, be ironed
out in time. The important thing is that the
Dies Committee: 1535 Edition
To the Editor:
While studying Professor Cross's "Shorter
History of England" I came across a description
of a Tudor Dies Committee which merits your
"In 1535 (July) visitors appointed by Crom-
well began their rounds. Armed with articles
of inquiry, they hurried from house to house
asking all sorts of questions about revenues
and debts, about relics, pilgrimages, supersti-
tions, and immoralities. They were a greedy
and unscrupulous set, chiefly bent on securing
information that would suit their purpose.
The report or 'comperts' which they sent to
the Vicegerent seem to have been based upon
the scantiest as well as the most impartial
I trust there have been other committees in
other times which may fit this description, but
in all fairness to the Dies Committee, I should
add that it probably surpasses all others for
To the Editor:
My object in writing is to bring to your atten-
tion a matter of interest and irritation to many
Michigan alumni and alumnae who attended the
Yale-Michigan game at New Haven recently so
that some appropriate action may be taken.
Possibly you can advise me of a more suitable
forum with which to lodge my protest.
The team, as well as the band, made a fine
impression and conducted themselves as gentle-
men and rational human beings, so far as I know.
However, the Michigan cheer leaders at the
game seemed intent on destroying this favorable
impression. I appreciate that a good cheer
leader must be an extrovert but I do not under-
stand that a necessary requirement is that they
be exhibitionists. Certainly their blue silk panties
only added to the general unfavorable impression.
A possible suggestion as to how to avoid the
type of cheer leader now incumbent would be
to return to the old system of having prominent
out-of-season athletes, that is, baseball, basket-
ball or hockey players, lead the cheers. It was
certainly a welcome relief when Mr. Hapff in
his conventional "M" sweater waived the blue
silk panties aside and took over the job of lead-
ing cheers on a somewhat ultra-collegiate basis.
It is possible, of coure, that a vote of the en-
tire alumni body might indicate some other
opinion, but certainly the expressions of those
in the stadium where I sat and those in the
Michigan Club with whom I have talked subse-
quent indicate a general disapproval of the type
of Michigan cheer leader at the Yale game and
a general distaste for their actions.
So Is Lawrence
While I was innocently drinking my coffee
this morning, I unfortunately read Mr. Law-
rence's column and almost scalded myself. I
shall either have to give up my coffee or Mr.
Lawrence, and in spite of its caffeine, coffee is
There are still in existence people like Mr.
Lawrence who value property more than human
life. If Governor Murphy did prevent the Sher-
iff from carrying out the court order to evacuate
the plants occupied by the sit-down strikers, I
feel that he has done a service to the state. To
Mr. Lawrence who calls this act of Governor
Murphy's "an error of judgment"-Booh! It is
agreed that removal of the sit-down strikers
would have resulted in widespread bloodshed.
But what, Mr. Lawrence, is the loss of a few
lives compared to a court order handed down
by a judge who refused to face the realization of
what his order would entail!
If you cannot afford to have Broun's column
every day-please leave a blank space on the
editorial page every Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday so that I can enjoy my morning coffee.
-A. Hurlich, '41E
P.S. At least, Mr. Lawrence is making me
appreciate Broun all the more.
On Student Working Conditions
To the Editor:
We wonder if the non-working students and
the faculty actually understand the conditions
of those students who must support themselves,
partially or wholly, in order to secure a college
education. Our particular concern is for those
girls who work in private homes for h'-eir room
and board. Because they have this additional
burden, it means a rigorous budgeting of hours,
a foregoing of numerous pleasures that other
students partake in, and in many cases the
hazarding of their health.
. University rules require that a girl work
twenty-eight hours per week for board and room.
In addition the girl must agree to be in the home
three evenings a week. Well and good in the
families where the children are well-behaved
and there is no trouble about bed-time. But it is
quite a different mTatter where the opposite is
true. Often it is nine o'clock or later before the
girl can begin her studying. Furthermore, there
are a number of employers who overstep the'
bounds of the three-evenings-a-week concession.
In two particular cases the girl is expected to
stay with the children seven nights a week, and
if she wants to go out at least one evening in the
week-end she must go beg it as a special favor.
In one of these cases the employer considers it
presumptuous of the girl even to make such a
Furthermore, it can readily be seen that these
girls, through their dependence upon their em-
ployers for food and shelter, are in no position
to protest. If they should protest, they succeed
only in arousing ill-will toward themselves.
We think something should be done for these
students. After all, the fact that they are willing
to work proves their eagerness to obtain a Uni-
versity education. Should not the University in
turn be willing to help them? Much closer super-
vision by the University of Michigan over the
welfare of these girls is imperative. We also make
an appeal to the employers to improve the
working conditions of their student girls.
Says Daily Abused Beauty
To the Editor:
In the Daily of Oct. 29th was reprinted a
drawing of a once proposed design for the Burton
Memorial Tower, with the rather caustic caption
of "cathedral bearing a startling resemblance to
a Hollywood movie set."
The design is recognizable as the work of
Eliel Saarinen, one of the greatest contemporary
architects. That Saarinen's ability and artistry
are great is attested by his design for the Chicago
Tribune Tower competition, which, although it
placed second to Raymond Hood's "cathedral,"
is now hailed as the origin of much contempor-
ary skyscraper styling. One need only visit Saar-
inen's beautiful Cranbrook School to recognize
his genius as a designer, and to realize what he
might have done to and for Michigan's campus.
As in the Tribune Competition, what seems to
have been a fresh and beautiful design for the
carillon tower was cast aside in favor of a less
organic design, and we see instead Albert Kahn's
uncultured shaft thrust boldy upward behind
Hill Auditorium, out of all harmony with its en-
vironment. Our quarrel, however, is not with the
present design, which is adequate to bear up
the students' "perpetual-motion alarm clock,"
but with the writer of your caption, who also
was unoriginal enough to fail to see in the de-
sign the beauty that is there: a beauty of form
from within and not of purely extraneous orna-
I am afraid I fail to see the fine distinction of
scenic value between our lush new Roman mau-
soleum and the so-called Hollywood cathedral.
Perhaps Eliel Saarinen, once of our College of
Architecture and'now head of one of the finest
architectural schools in the country can tell me.
Questions Capitalists' Aid
To the Editor:
A recent Daily had a letter from Y.L. about
how to stop fascist aggression. The writer ap-
parently has a good economic analysis, but he
might have emphasied the fact that the declin-
ing market is the result of (1) the concentra-
tion of wealth in the hands of a few; (2) the
inability of the persons who possess this wealth
to use it themselves; (3) the inability of the
possessors of this wealth to sell it to workers
who do not receive enough wages to buy back
what they produce.
Nor will the capitalist use his unsalable con-
centrated wealth to build additional factories: he
can't sell what he has produced, so why manu-
facture more? The only way he can continue to
run his business at a profit is to cut wages.
The workers react to wage cuts by strikes,
demonstrations, etc. The capitalist, realizing that
to permit the workers to strike jeopardizes his
potential profits, supports fascism which at-
tempts to guarantee profits by (1) constantly
lowering the wages of workers, and (2) putting
in concentration camps those workers who object
to the suppression of the right~to strike.,
The writer of the letter says that American
capitalism can be used to oppose capitalists of
fascist Germany. I would like to ask the writer
the following questions:
1. Assuming that Congress does enact legisla-
tion to prevent shipments of munitions to Ger-
many, why won't American capitalists evade
the law as they have evaded laws in the past and
are evading them at the present time. (Witness
the anti-trust laws, the Wagner Act, minimum
wage and maximum hour laws, safety regula-
tions, child labor laws, etc.) Benes, ex-president
of Czechoslovakia, was on the Board of Direc-
tors of the Czechoslovakian Skoda munition
works that sold munitions to the governments
of England, Germany, and Czechoslovakia-sold
to friend or foe, asking only that profits be
made. Will American capitalists give up profits
for the good of America any more than the
Skoda works would give up profits from sales
of muntions even to Germany?
2. Aside from the practical matter of profits,
isn't it unreasonable to expect the capitalists of
America to condemn the tactics of the fascists?
Aren't the tactics of Girdler and Ford, who were
decorated by the Nazi government, similar to
the tactics of fascism? Why, then, would Ameri-
can capitalists want to hinder a goverpment
whose exploiting tactics are identical with their
G ubernatoril Crowds
To the Editor:
I'm a citizen of Michigan, a "U" student in
good standing (they haven't caught up with me
yet), only two years behind with my property
taxes and what's more I come from a long line of
good Democrats. With all the above requisites I
felt entitled to hear the Governor when he was
By Roy Heath
NOTE: The following lines were
borrowed from June Harris, a potn-
tial Elsie Pierce, who labors as a
Daily junior night editor and bats
out Poesy in her spare time.
Ballad Of A Patriot
Oh the poor deluded Germans
Accept the fascist lies,
The most implausible of facts
For them bring no surprise.
Merely foolish propaganda-
And they believe it's true!
That's something that Americans,
Would never, never do.
We're safe in our dear country
For we know we're safe and sane,
No nasty old dictator
Will tamper with our brain,
We're a thrifty, thoughtful people,
And we didn't have a care
Until we learned that death rays
Were shooting through the air.
Oh many a monster has lived 'and
And may a weaver of spells,
But ne're has the world seen a
fiend so fierce
As the horrible Orson Welles.
Oh the poor unhappy savage
In his land of superstition!
Thank God that our America
Is not in that position.
We've left the days of witchcraft
And that nonsense far behind
For we're a scientific people
With a cultivated mind.
But we can't pity the poor savage
Since we're superstitious too,
We can't criticize the Germas
When they swalow ballyhoo.
For, while we know we're awfully
Just think what people say
About a country that went crazy,
Because they heard a play!
Then down with the man that
showed us up,
May he dwell in the hottest of'
The man that proved that we
weren't too bright,
The horrible Orson Welles.
Headline Department ]
From Women's Editor Sis Staebler's
page in The Daily:
. Homecoming Held Responsible
For 54 Dances, Parties Tonight]
That's a pretty nasty charge to level1
at Homecoming, but they have to bet
blamed on something.
From yesterday morning's frontI
aJUST MISSED DIPLOMA;
CIVIL WAR HERO DEAD
Probably broke the old gentleman's I
* * *
From out Phi Gamma Delta way I
comes, this story of the vindictive
mind of one Forrest Evashevski, whoI
may forget for a moment but he nev-,
Monday night a troup of little 1
girls were making the rounds of thes
fraternity and sorority houses, in a
spirit of Halloween revelry and pro-t
ceeding in a manner which caused
many a peaceful homebody to believe
that a horde of Visigoths were de-
scending on the hamlet. With small
pretense of formality, the futuree
coeds battered in the door of the PhiI
Gam House and demanded, along,
with the customary levy of candy, the
autographs of any footballers whoI
happened to be in residence at thet
time. They collared Elmer Gedeon<
and Jack Brennan, both of whoms
entered into the spirit of the thing.
Brennan signed "Yours, e v e r yI
muscle," with the same gallant flour-
ish that won him, the Kappa house ac
year or so ago and which pleasedc
his more youthful fans quite as much.z
Before long, searching parties had l
rounded up quarterback Evashevski,I
who also did his bit towards making1
the girls at home. One tomboyishc
little character wassparticularly smit-<
ten by Evie. She sidled up as closea
to him as she could get and sighed.
"Boy, is he handsome."1
After such a heartfelt and compli-
mentary comment on his general ap-
pearance, it was up to Forrest to give
the young lady some real attention,,
which he did. He dropped his arm
around her shoulders and grinned as
he looked down into her upturned
admiring eyes. Suddenly a change
came over his face. His brows knitted
a moment in perplexity, then a small
I thundercloud crossed his counten-
ance, the same look that makes op-
posing tacklers wish they were some
place else. Which is what the little
girl not only wished but took care of
immediately. It was a case of simul-
taneous recognition. "She's the little
imp that booted me on the shins last
Halloween," howled Forrest, as his
erstwhile admirer passed through the
It Seems To Me
By HEYWOOD BROUN
It will be unfortunate if the "war
2roadcast" of Welles and Wells leads
to a heightening of radio censorship.
I hasten to add that the story of thei
invasion of America by men fromi
Mars was wholly fictional. This is no
time to frighten folk again. However,
I think we can
rest assured that,
no radio chain is
likely to experi-1
t ment in future
with the same
sort of realistic
Welles, of the
Mercury, and his
associates succeeded in a manner far
from their wiest expectations. I do
not see how anybody could have
predicted in advance that thousands
of people would accept as literal newsI
the tale of interplanet strife. Indeed,
I doubt that anything of the sort
would have happened four or five
The course of world history has1
affected national psychology. Jitters
have come to roost. We have just
gone through a laboratory demon-
stration of the fact that the peace
of Munich hangs heavy over our
heads, like a thundercloud. Here, I
think, is testimony as to the rightness
of Roosevelt in his speech concerning
the futility of "security" based on
fear. And if many sane citiens be-
lieved that Mars had jumped us sud-
denly they were not' quite as silly as
they seemed. -
Things almost as' strange as a war
of worlds are actually occurring in
Americadtoday. For instance, if some-£
body had predicted a month ago that
an American political rally would be
featured by motion pictures of Musso-
lini and Hitler and the presence of
Fritz Kuhn and uniformed stormt
troopers I woud have said that such
a thing was utterly impossible.
But it happened on Sunday night'
when John J. O'Connor spoke at the
Hotel Commodore in furtherance ofI
his campaign for re-election to the
House. You may remember that Mr.C
O'Connor has stated that he is intents
upon fighting New Deal measuresc
because they threaten dictatorship.i
Until I read about it in the New4
York Times I hardly expected thatt
any political meeting would feature>
a mocking imitation of Mrs. Eleanor
Roosevelt's voice and manner. But in
cold type I find that one of the head-
liners at the O'Connor rally forE
decency and democracy was Mrs.
Elizabeth Dilling, author of "The f
Red Network," and that Mrs. Dillingc
for the edification and amusement of l
the two thousand assembled "gave t
a brief impersonation of Mrs. Frank- l
lin D. Roosevelt and criticized her as
being 'all for the comrats' (sic) ."
Such an extraordinary departure'
from what has been considered evenA
passable in politics seems to me just
as surprising as an invasion by the
Presented A Conservativer
Moreover. Mr. O'Connor has been
presented as a conservative whom
"the. better elements' should delight
to honor. He used to be a Democrat
but he captured the Republican pri-
mnary in the Sixteenth through thec
support of the Silk Stocking element.
"You know really, my dear, this dis-
trict ought to send a gentleman to
It may be that Mr. O'Connor is lessA
conservative than he asserts. At anya
rate, he has broken a precedent and,
in the opinion of this commentator,4
established a brand new all low fort
political manners. , .C
An invasion from Mars would belo
surprising, but Representative Dies c
has just asserted heatedly that it is
monstrous for a radio chain to allow
a Washington newspaperman to
answer him over the air. Mr. Dies
seems to have a totalitarian com-
plex. It is outtageous, he contends,t
that anybody should be permitted to0
challenge the opinions of the Fuehrer
of a Congressional fact-finding com-
And recently I have read speeches
by "Lovers of Peace" contending that
the only way to avoid Fascism in thisr
country is to have America enthusi-
astically accept the leadership of
No, come to think of it, I don'ta
believe an invasion by the Martians
would be particularly surprising, after
While secry still surrounds the
details of Hitler's- meetings with Ne-i
ville Chamberlain, this anecdote ist
now current among European cor-
respondents. When Chamberlain vis-
ited Berchtesgaden Hitler greeted
him with the words: "I am very gladi
to meet you. Of course I have readI
your book and I am glad that yout
are an anti-Semite. But I cannota
understand how a man of your ex-k
cellent qualities could have been a
friend of Streseman." The book re-
ferred to was written by Houston Ste-
wart Chamberlain: the friend of1
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time as the doors will be closed dur-
Carillon Recitals. Percival Price,
Dominion Carillonneur at the Peace
Tower, Ottawa, who has'been serv-
ing as guest Carillonneur 'at the
University, will continue in that ca-
pacity during the month of Novem-
ber. Short recitals will be given each
day at 12 o'clock, and formal recitals
will be given during the month at 3
o'clock on Sundays. The series will
terminate Sunday, Nov. 27.
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 Lectures: Dr. Albert
Charles Chibnall, Professor of Bio-
chemistry at Imperial College of Sci-
ence and Technology, University of
London, will give the following lec-
tures under the auspices o the De-
vpartment of Biochemistry:
Nov. 4, 4:15 p.m., Amphitheatre,
Horace H. Rackham School of Grad-
uate Studies, ,The Preparation and
Chemistry of the Proteins of Leaves."
Nov. 4, 8:15 p.m., Room 303 Chem-
istry Building, "The Application of
X-rays to the Study of the Long
Chain Components of Waxes."
Nov. 5, 11 a,.m., Room 303, Chem-
istry Building, \"'Criticism of Methods
of Amino Acid Analysis in Proteins.
This lecture is especially designed for
those interested in the analytical
chemistry of proteins.
University Lecture: Dr. Millar
Burrows, president, American Schools
of Oriental Research and Professor
of Biblical Theology, at Yale Univer-
sity, will give an illustrated lecture
on "Results of a Century's Digging
in Palestine" on Friday, Nov. 4, at
4:15 p.m. in Natural Science Audi-
torium under the auspices of the De-
partment of Oriental Languages. The
public is cordially invited.
University Lectures: Oscar Halecki,
Professor of History at the Univer-
sity of Warsaw and Exchange Pro-
fessor under the auspices of the Kos-
ziuszko Foundation will give the fol-
lowing lectures under the auspices of
he Departments of .History and Po-
Nov. 8, 4:15 p.m. Natural Science
Auditorium, "Poland and Russia."
Nov. 9, 4:15 p.m. Natural Science
Auditorium, "Poland and Germany."
The public is cordially invited.
University Lecture: Dr. Marvin R.
rhompson, Director of Warner In-
stitute for *Therapeutic Research
(formerly Professor of Pharmacology
at the University of Maryland) will
lecture on "The Chemistry and Phar-
macology of Ergot" on Thursday,
Nov. 10, at 4:15 p.m., in Room 165
Chemistry Building, under the auspi-
ces of the College of Pharmacy. The
public is cordially invited.
University Lecture: Thomas Doe-
sing, Director of the Public Library
Administration of Denmark, will give
a lecture on "Folk High Schools in
Denmark" on Thursday, Nov. 17, at
4:15 p.m. in Natural Science Audi-
torium under the auspices of the
General Library and the Department
of Library Sciences. The public is
Students, School of Dentistry:
There will be an Assembly in the
Upper Amphitheatre today at 4:15
o'clock. Dr. Carl E. Guthe, Director
f University Museums, will speak on
"The Museum as a Community Serv-
Association Fireside: Miss Jean-
nette Perry, Assistant Dean of Wom-
en, will speak on "Ravenna: The For-
gotten Capital of the Roman Empire,"
at Lane Hall tonight, 8 p.m.
Chemistry Colloquium will meet
this afternoon at 4 p.m. in Room
300 Chemistry Building. Dr. L. 0.
Brockway will speak on "The Struc-
tures of Conjugated Molecules."
A.I.E.E. Meeting tonight at 7 p.m.,
in the Michigan Union. Mr. E. J.
Abbot of the Physics Research Co.
will speak on "Noise Measurements."
A.S.C.E. Meeting tonight at 7:30
in the Union. Professor Riggs, past
head of the University of Michigan
Civil Engineering Department and
present president of the American
Society of Civil Engineers will speak.
Forestry Club. Meeting tonight in
Room 2054, N.S., at 7:30 p.m. Dr.
Elzada Clover will sneak on her trig,