THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, NOV. 3,
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NIGHT EDITOR: CARL PETERSEN
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of the Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
O NE OF THE AMENDMENTS to be
submitted to the voters of this state
at the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8 pro-
yides for the non-partisan nomination and ap-
pointment of justices of the State Supreme Court.
The decision on this amendment, the most
difficult of all four, hinges on whether the voters
will accept a half-way measure as an answer
to their demand for judicial reform, or whether
they will hold to the principle of complete
reform or none,
The justices are to be selected by the governor
from the name or names submitted to him by
the judiciary commission, a commission to "con-
sist of a Supreme Court justice elected by the
members of that court, a circuit judge elected by
the judges of the circuit courts, a probate judge
elected by the judges of the probate court, three
electors of this state not licensed to practice
law therein appointed by the governor, and
three members of the bar of this state ap-
pointed by the commissioners of the state bar
of Michigan .."
There is no provsion for the recall of an
undesirable justice nor are the people given any
part in this nomination or appointment. This is
unlike the California plan wherein the justices
desiring to succeed themselves in office after a
successful term and also the men appointed by
the governor are required to run on the regular
ballot but without opposition. As can be seen,
the people have the final control in such a
system. If the man is defeated in such an elec-
tion, the office is filled temporarily by the gov-
ernor until the next election when the new
nominee must also run on the ballot.
A second objection is that the commission is
not required to nominate more than one man.
If the name of only one man is presented, the
governor has no choice but to appoint him or
to leave the justiceship open.
The commission will be composed of three
judges, three barmen and three laymen, in
other words, six lawyers, all members of thb
bar. With the lawyers at present under much
criticism, it would seem unwise to put the State
Supreme Court into the hands of the lawyers
without sufficient regulation by the electors. It
must also be noted that there is no provision to
prevent members of the commission from prac-
ticing before the very judges that they have
Another feature of the amendment that is
somewhat unsavory but is generally passed over
in consideration of the bill: the bar association
members of the commission are to be appointed
by the commissioners of the state bar, a select
inner group of the association itself, thus re-
moving the members farther and farther from
any control, even by the bar itself.
It is also widely believed that the circuit
court judges must be placed under such a system
and that if this half way measure is passed, the
matter of judicial reform, now of so much interest
to the general public, will be forgotten with the
worst half of the trouble still unremedied.
Therefore, it is to be considered whether we
are making a definite change for the better
Gets Told .
To the Editor:
I read with much interest an analysis of the
Michigan political picture under a Robert Perl-
As one who was interviewed, let me state that
the analysis is grossly incorrect in that the
writer stated that a "Solid phalanx" of Michigan
papers are opposed to the present administra-
tion-or words to that effect.
He stated that but two newspapermen were
definitely out for the re-election of Governor
Murphy;, one being the Star and Alliance of
Kent county and the other a Labor paper. II
know that there were several other newspaper-
men in attendance who'have declared them-
selves and are working for Governor Murphy's
Several Booth paper representatives in at-
tendance explained that their papers were "in-
dependents" and this can also be stated for
several others with Whom I talked about the
political situation. I found several Republican
editors who would not be quoted and they told
me that they were privately for Governor Mur-
I want to correct the impression that a "Solid
phalanx of newspapermen" are out for the de-
feat of the present Governor. I would say that
about half of the papers are for Fitzgerald, a
few of them out for Murphy, while many of
them are silent or refuse to declare their stand.
.. Pope, Pditor
The Star and Alliance
To the Editor:
Mr. Pope is perfectly right in objecting to the
statement in my story that "only two papers
are throwing their weight behind Murphy." It
should have been made clear beyond any doubt
that two of the ten newspaper representatives
to whom I spoke supported Murphy. I further
admit that my conclusions were based on insuf-
ficient evidence, as is the case with most cursory
enquiring reporter features.
But the main point of the article-that the
Governor is facing "an almost solid phalanx"
of opposition papers-is practically admitted
by Mr. Pope when he says that half of the
papers are for Fitzgerald, a few for Murphy and
many are silent. -Robert Perlman
America Can't Take It
To the Editor:
America can't take it. We are all blase, sophis-
ticated moderns, but we can't take it. I am re-
ferring specifically to the radio broadcast of the
H. G. Wells drama by Orson Welles of CBS.
If news reports are to be believed, America had
her faith and her intestinal fortitude tested and
she was on the verge of panic. College students,
that worldly wise race of ultra suavity *and
poise, were reduced to the level of whining and
fainting kids by the "impending disaster." And
the church goers forsook their haven of pro-
tection in a wild, selfish scramble. That item
alone is enough to excuse the radio folk for theI
broadcast. Perhaps it was just the jolt that was
needed to show to men the superficial nature of
their belief in the Supreme Being. Men with
deep-seated faith don't rush from the very arms
of their Protector in disaster.
There has followed, of course, the usual blasts
from the newspapers and from the sheepish
citizenry which cannot enjoy a good laugh on
itself. And the senators and congressmen are
dramatizing the affair by making a campaign
issue of the thing, proving that politicians are
always ready to do their duty in the protection of
the public, this time from its own gullibility. Of
course, the politicians cannot afford to secure too
much protection because they will defeat them-
selves in the process. After all, the gullibility
of the American people is the only leg on which
our lawmakers stand. This tirade is, of course,
ridiculous. Admitting that the consequences of
the radio program might have assumed serious
proportions, it is nonetheless foolish to suggest
that the broadcasting system be penalized for
the dramatization of fiction. It was not a delib-
erately planned hoax, as the Detroit Times so
characteristically put it in its best remove-the-
beam-from-your-eye manner. The same cannot
be said for a news item of a few days ago which
connected U. of M. students with dope smuggling.
It seems to me that we can best laugh at our
own excitability and take stock of ourselves,
redefining our sophistication and our religion.
The broadcast should teach us something.
The amazing reaction is tribute to Orson
Welles and to his remarkable ability to write
and produce 'realism. He will be criticised and
cursed, but he must also be admired. The man
has genius and it will be a pity indeed if he is
made to suffer because he proved to us that we
are not that which we findly imagined ourselves
to be. His drama scraped the veneer of com-
placency and pseudo-superiority which we dis-
play, to all comers and revealed us as we are,
a hundred million sissies.
-John S. Lash, Grad.
Poort Mart's College?
To the Iditor:
I read with considerable pain and surprise.
the recent letter by two working girls which was
published in your columns. I am forced to the
reflection that there are a number of individuals
TODAY in 6
-by David Lawrence- /
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2-President Roosevelt's
appeal for the election of a Democratic governor
and a Democratic United States senator in Penn-
sylvania, coupled with an endorsement of Sheri-
dan Downey, the $30-a-week pension candidate
in California, removes all doubt that the
-head of the Democratic party" feels his function
of adviser extends to gubernatorial elections as
well as congressional contests.
There will be those who will differ with Mr.
Roosevelt as to the political wisdom of this step.
In the so-called "purge" campaign, the resent-
ment provoked by the President's intervention
made votes for the candidates he didn't want to
see nominated. But, in a contest between parties,
the right of a Democratic president to intervene
is not so unfavorably regarded, though, in 1918,
it was said to have been one of the reasons
why President Wilson lost control of both houses
Precedent and tradition are important in
American politics, however, only up to a certain
point. When other issues dominate or complete-
ly blanket the precedent, the election is likely to
turn on how the electorate feels on the new
Ordinarily, it is doubtful whether the elector-
ate would be disturbed when a president makes
a plea for the election of his party members to
Congress. The true objection in 1918 was not to
Mr. Wilson's plea for the success of his party
colleagues, but that he should have made. it in
the midst of wartime when national unity had
been the underlying feeling of all political
parties. Disturbance of that unity by cries about
alleged political use of patriotism for party ends
was unjust, because Mr. Wilson had no such
purpose. Yet it was so construed, by many voters.
Some of us never did accept the theory that
the election turned on that particular point, but
believed at the time that- dissatisfaction with
war-time restrictions and an anti-war feeling
by certain foreign-born groups held the balance
Today, a somewhat analogous situation exists.
The objection is not so much to Mr. Roosevelt'sI
natural desire to see Democrats re-elected, but
to the widely held belief that his personal inter-
vention is a form of dictatorship which tends
to break down the institutions of democracy as
expressed in the separation of powers idea under
Again, if the elections go against Mr. Roosevelt,
it will, in my judgment, not be because he made
an appeal for the election of governors and
senators and representatives, but because there
are other issues which influence the negative
voting far more.
Economic conditions may have much to do
with the adverse vote to be cast on Nov. 8, and
not such debatable points as to how far the head
of the Democratic party may go in supporting
his own party members. Then, too, resentment
against the flagrant use by the administration of
the WPA and the PWA in political campaigns
may be reflected in the vote polled against the
Roosevelt regime. For it is a well understood
characteristic of American elections that any-
thing which savors of unfairness or unmorality
at the polls is deeply deplored.
In 'Pennsylvania, the efforts of the machine
there to squelch investigation and to prevent
exposure of scandal is in line with the behavior
of political machines in other states which a
Democratic committee of the United States
Senate investigating the congressional campaigns
this year has denounced as a pollution of the
Out in California, the issues are somewhat dif-
ferent. The $30-a-Week Pension plan is a live
question there largely because hundeds of
thousands of voters do not see any difference
between the Administration's idea of subsidy
for individuals and the Townsend Plan.a One
merely promises more than the other. If the
federal government can hand out public 'money,
the states may feel they can also devise plans
which seek to benefit the individual financially.}
Mr. Roosevelt, by his endorsement of Mr.
Downey in California, who won the senatorial
nomination by substantial support from the
$30-a-Week Pension Planners, has in mind, of
course, that the people of California will re-
member his objections to the scheme as ex-
pressed in a recent press conference. Republicans
in various states of the union also have been
flirting with Townsend Plan support, and, in
some cases, have actually obtained it. But that's
nothing new in politics. The old, old game of
promising everything and forgetting most of it
after election day is still being played, and there
are voters gullible enough in both parties to
believe in such campaign tactics.
and'your dishpan hands. Try it some time. Their
friendly attitude towards you everyday on cam-
pus should have convinced you of the welcome
you would receive.
From the economic standpoint: You have
every right to look at the outsides of all the
new buildings which are to house those whose
fathers and mothers pay the bills. You can also
look at all the books you'll never buy, and at
all the libraries that are closed when you need
From the home standpoint: Fie, girls! Don't
you appreciate the "real home atmosphere" you
were promised when you went to work here on
Fromthe recreation standpoint: Did you come
to college to be a True Student, or are you inter-
ested in social fripperies? If you can spare two
hours a day, think how much better your edu-
cation will be than that of the girls who spend
Election Fable .. .
CURRY your college contacts, men
f Michigan, and if success should
crown your efforts 25 years hence,
you'll get your name in that sentinel
of conservative Republicanism (voice:
"why, you're being redundant!"), the
l Chicago Tribune. Yesterday's Trib
I tells how two Michigan men, class-
nates and roommates at the Univers-
ity of Michigan law school, cemented
such a solid friepdship that today,
two decades later, they have organ-
ized a "political interstate mutual
aid society.", The two men played
football together and became fast
campus chums. But as with the ways
of life, their paths diverged, one going
back to his home in Indiana for a
career in state politics, the other into
municipal government, then into the
Far East as High Commissioner of
the Philippines, and back to his native
state to become governor.
Now, the Trib, ever alert for situa-
tions, especially as they pertain to
elections, sees as a result of that
college friendship, a political affinity
between Michigan and Indiana demo-
crats. In a story full of such dodg-
ing reservations as, " . . . politicians
with both ears to the ground ask
whether Gov. Frank Murphy's co-
horts in Michigan have cooperated at
times with the McNutt-McHale-
Townsend-Minton machine in In-
diana . . ." and "in Indanapolis,
talk at the clubs where the politicos
swap gossip . . . " and ". . . ac-
cording to the Lansing version."-in
that type of yarn, the Trib intimates
that the two ex-college cronies have
I aided each other in their political am-
bitions. One, as you may have sur-
mised, is Governor Murphy; the oth-
er, Frank McHale, Indiana national
committeeman and leading advocate
of Paul McNutt for President in 1940.
That's as much as we could gather
from the involved story, except the
moral that if you plan to enter poli-
I tics, choose your pals with care and
* * *
WALTER KITTI, sophomore half-
back, is a versatile chap, indeed,
and by his own admission. In a ques-
tionnaire which the publicity depart-
ment issues every year to glean cer-
tain information from the gridders,
there was among other things, the
question: "What are your extra-cur-
ricular activities?" Kitti's answer was,
"Gigolo, toreador (like to throw the
bull), aviator, play the flute, champ
billiard player, going to swim the
English channel, like to splash in the
To the query, "What do you plan
to do this summer?" he wrote, "Drink
Beer." Another question read, "What
do you plan to enter upon gradua-
tion?" Kitti replied, "The world."
From the Letters to the Editor
column of the Chicago Daily
News: "On that day when the
pipsqueaks gather about my knee
and chorus: 'Grandma, what did!
your generation ever produce?'
I'll lay down my knitting and
sigh: 'Pegler.' 'Pegler, grandma?
Why what did he do' 'Pegler
darlings, was the man who never'
used a one-edged word when he
could find two.' 'Like Voltaire?'I
'Like Voltaire.' 'Like Bernard
Shaw?' 'Like Bernard Shaw.'
'But Grandma!'What did Pegler
say?' 'Say? Goodness, dears, I
don't know-but Westbrok, how1
he said it!'
K WIZ: Has our guest carillonneur
anything on the bell that WilmotI
Victim: Not much.
K. Ninety marks.
-Ole O I.,ayce
* * *
DEAR SEC TERRY:
It is reported that one depart-
ment on this campus works itself into
a lather over juvenile delinquency.
Why pick on youth all the time? We
have an Institute for Human Adjust-
ment, which stands right as a trivet
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Nov. 9, 1938.
Prison Soap Factory Superinten-
dent, salary $200-240, Nov. 15, 1938.
Complete announcements of the
above examinations can be had at the
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information, 201
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information.
201 Mason Hall. Office hours: 9-12
Tickets for Assembly Banquet, Nov.
7, will be on sale in the lobby of the
League, Thursday, and Friday after-
noons, from 1 to 5:30. All indepen-
dents living in League houses may
buy tickets at the League. Indepen-
dents living in dormitories may buy
tickets from the following girls:
Alumnae, Zenovia Skoratko.
Barbour, Alberta Royal.
Cheever, Jane Campbell.
Cook, Sally Manthei.
Jordan,kMildred Williams and Ju-
Mosher, Marjorie Kern.
Newberry, Evelyn Brown.
The ticket sale will end Friday,
Nov. 4. at 5:30 p.m.
Students, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Courses dropped
after Saturday, Nov. 5, by students
other than freshmen will be recorded
E. Freshmen (students with less
than 24 hours of credit) may drop
courses without penalty through the
eighth week. Exception may be
made in extraordinary circumstances,
such as severe or long continued ill-
E. A. Walter, Assist. Dean.
Chemistry 63. For blue book on
Thursday, Nov. 3, sections 1 and 2
will meet in Room 151 and Sections
3 in Room 464.
Freshmen in the College of Litera-
ture, Science and the Arts may ob-
tain their five-week progress reports
in the Academic Counselors' Office,
Room 108 Mason Hall, from 8 to 12
a.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. according
to the following schedule.
Surnames beginning A through G,
Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Surnames beginning H through 0,
Thursday, Nov. 3.
Surnames beginning P through Z,
Friday, Nov. 4.
Students, College of Engineering:
This is the final week for dropping
courses without record. Signatures
of classifiers and instructors should
be obtained before Saturday, Nov. 5.
A. H. Lovell, Assistant Dean and
Math. 350b, Foundations of Proba-
bility. This course by Professor A. H.
Copeland, the first of the series of
short courses, will have its first meet-
ing on Monday, Nov. 7, at 3 o'clock,
in 3201 A.H., and will run for five
weeks. Arrangements of hours for
future meetings of the class will be
made at this time.
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
You of M
By See Terry
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: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Professor of History at the Univer-.
sity of Warsaw and Exchange Pro-
fessor under the auspices of the Kos-
ciuszko Foundation will give the fol-
lowing lectures under the auspices of
the Departments of Hist'ory 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.
Thompson, 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., i Room 165
Chemistry Building, under the auspi-
ces pf the College of Pharmacy. The
public is cordially invited.
University Lecture: Professor Olav
Jans6, Director of the Expedition for
the Paris Museums and the French
School of the Far East, will give an
illustrated lecture on "Excavation in
Indo China: Ancient Chinese Cul-
tural Finds" on Thursday, Nov. 10 at
4:15 p.m. in the Rackham Amphi-
theatre under the auspices of the In-
stitute of Fine Arts. The public is
Zoology Seminar: Mr. Frank W.
Jobes will report on "The Age and
Growth of the Yellow Perch in Lake
Erie" tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Room
Cerele Francais: There will be a
meeting this evening at 7:30 p.m. in
Room 408 Romance Language Bldg.
Mr. Koella will talk on "L'Europe A-
tuelle" and there will be songs and
Geological Journal Club this eve-
ning at 7:15 p.m. in 3065 N.S. Fac-
ulty and graduate students will give
short talks on personal research.
American Association of University
Professors. There will be a meeting
of the local chapter this evening at
7:30 p.m. in the Amphitheatre of
the Rackham Building. Mr. William
Brownrigg, Director of Personnel for
the Michigan Civil Service Commis-
sion will talk on "Standards for
Evaluating Public Officials in the
Higher Brackets" and there will be
opportunity for discussion.
At the conclusion of the formal pro-
gram light refreshments will be
All members of the faculty, whether
members of the Association or not,
are cordially invited.
Sigma Alpha Iota will have an im-
portant business meeting tonight at
7:15 p.m. at the Michigan League.
Varsity Glee Club: Regular re-
hearsal at 7:0. Come dressed to ap-
pear at the Union Open House.
Reserves: Varsity Glee Club: Regu-
lar rehearsal at 4:30 Thursday.
International Center Guest Tea:
Members of the Congregational Fel-
lowship group are especially invited
to a tea given in their honor today at
the International Center. The Build-
ing entrance is located at 603 E.
Madison Street and the tea takes
place from four until six o'clock. We
urge all Congregational young people
Professor Howard B. Lewis, Direc-
tor of the College of Pharmacy, will
lead a discussion on "Pharmacy" at
the second of the 1938-39 Vocational
Guidance Talks to be held in the
small ballroom of the Michigan
Union from 4:30 to 5:30 today.
Both men and women are cordially
invited to attend.
Omega Upsilon, radio and dramatic
sorority will hold auditions for new
members tonight at 7:30 p.m., at
Morris Hall. All women except first
semester freshmen are eligible to
try-out. All active members are ex-
pected to be present at the meeting.
The Interior Decoration group of
the Faculty Women's Club will have
a "Get Acquainted" party for its
members at 3 o'clock today at the
Michigan League. This will be the
only informal meeting of this study
group. Will the women who have
not made reservations but desire to
attend please call Mrs. M. W. Sens-
University Girls' Glee Club: Regu-
lar meeting tonight at 7:15 in the
Game Room of the League. All mem-
bers please be present.
The University of Michigan Trans-
portation Club will hold a joint meet-
ing with the Quarterdeck Society to-
night, 7:30 p.m. in the Michigan
on the bases: humans need adjust-'
ment, they can be adjusted, we can 1
adjust 'em. May I suggest that the1
institute add a wing for the Allevia-
tion and Possible Ultimate Cure of
Senile Delinquency. Look at Europe!
Yours very truly,
-Y. B. Lopsided, Gr.-
P. S. Oh, that's all right. We like
our titles sonorous.
ADD Idiosyncrasies: George Perk-1
ins Marsh, American philologist,
read several books at one time, chang-
ing books every hour or so. He began
in the middle of the book and read
both ways . . . Shelley was a pro-
digious reader. He frequently read
16 hours a day and, whenever pos-
sible, did his reading standing . . .
Add definitions: Angell Hall smoking
room: A vacuum filled with smoke
. . . A young lady who came up for
the Homecoming football game was
still on the premises yesterday when
a frantic wire from her mother de-
manded to know how long she
planned to stay. "Why," she replied,
"I'm going to stay until it closes."
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 Mo-i
chemistry at Imperial College of Sci-;
ence and Technology, University ofj
London, will give the following lec-
tures under the auspices of the De-
partment 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.