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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

MANY of the country's papers last week
carried the picture of 11-year-old
Joe Magsamen, of Rehobeth, Mass., dressed in
an American, Legion uniform, and leading his
own little "crusade against communism" on
the pulpit of the chapel of the Shrine of the
Little Flower in Nasonville. This probably made
Mrs. Magsomen very proud of little Joe, the mas-
cot of the local American Legion post.
The Legion stand on communism and other
"un-American activities" such as joining a labor
union or readiig the Declaration of Independence
on July 4, is rather well known, and much has
been said about this glorious crusading which the
Legion is carrying on.
But Joe is pictured, fully attired in all Legion
regalia in a house of worship. Using young chil-
dren to further political propaganda is bad
enough. Dressing these youthful puppets in mili-
tary uniforms and having them speak in rooms
where religious ceremonies are the "only legal
business" is sacrilege and constitutes a definite
threat to the sanctity and integrity of a free
and independent Church.
Let us keep our churches free from any symbols
other than those of spiritual inspiration.,
-Norman A. Schorr

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all membprs of the
University. Copy received at the office of the Assistont to the President
until 3:30 ,11: a.m. on Saturday.
(Continued from Page 2) day, at 2218 A.H. Will all others
the high schools listed above are in- meet on Friday at the same hour
vited to call. and place. Any one finding the Wed-
Ira M. Smith, Registrar. nesday hour impossible may come
on Friday; any one finding the Friday
Freshman instructors are invited hour impossible may come on Wed-
to stop in at the Horace H..Rackham nesday. Bennett Weaver.
School of Graduate Studies Thurs- Marriage Relations Course:The
day morning, Nov. 17, to meet the fourth lecture in the series will be
principals from 74 high schools, who given tonight in Lydia Mendelssohn
will be conferring with their former Theatre. Dr. Beatrice Berle will dis-
students.Ira M. Smith, Registrar. cuss "Adjustments Before Marriage."
iThere are no tickets available.
i4Uvr7 en Jn 7 J StOLI d'UURlY# .t M A

Landscape jDesign-5u ens. ri. .
D. Taylor, President of the American
Society of Landscape Architects, and
non-resident lecturer in Landscape l
Design will be here Wednesday and
Thursday of this week. He wlil
criticise the work of design students
on Wednesday morning and after-
noon. He will lecture to courses 101
and 151 on Thursday morning. On
Wednesday from 4 to '6 tea will be
served at the department library;
where there will be an opportunity
to talk with him about the profes-
sion of landscape architecture.
rhursday noon a luncheon a the
Michigan Union will provide anbther
opportunity.
H. 0. Whittemore.
Institute of the Aeronautical Sci-
ences: All members wishing to make
the trip to Chicago for the Air Trans-
port meeting, to be held Nov. 18 and
119, should sign their names on the
1 list on the Aeronautical Engineering

Concerts
Organ Recital. Palmer Christian,
University organist, will give a recital
of organ compositions Wednesday,
Nov. 16, at 4:15 o'clock, in Hill Audi-
torium, to which the general public
is invited without admission charge.
Exhibitions
Ann Arbor Camera Club presents
its Second Annual Salon of Photog-
raphy, Room 3541, Rackham Build-
ing. Open evenings 7:30-10 p.m.
through Nov. 19. The public is in-
vited.

One of the most important elections held in
the last few weeks came a'little before our own
and was held in a suburb of London. But it was
a contest of far more than
local significance. Dartford
returned a Laborite in a by-
election. The district was not
precisely a Tory stronghold,
although a Conservative had
been the incumbent, but here
was a straight out-and-out
test of the Chamberlain poli-
cy of collaboration with Hit-
ler. The Munich Pact itself was the issue upon
which the men and women voted.
And the strategic advantage lay with the gov-
ernment. Dartford is a community of little clerks
and small shopkeepers. It is filled with the kind
of people whom H. G. Wells used formerly as
the characters in his novels. I rather imagine
that it would be possible to find in Dartford an
English equivalent for Webster's Mr. Milquetoast:
Certainly it is not a warlike district.
* * *
The Land Of Villas
The villas do not stand shoulder to shoulder,
but for the most part, are semi-detached. Be-
tween the houses run little alleys in which on a
clear day it might be possible to swing a kitten.
And here the very average Englishman lives in
his castle with a few flowers in front and radishes
abaft his dwelling.
The Thames winds its way through Dartford,
and the v'illas cluster close to the river bank.
On a bright night one might easily imagine
enemy planes following the course of that silver
ribbon and dropping bombs upon the slow curve
of that shining silver stream.
Dartford sent its men and boys to the war in
1914, and its women folk huddled in shallow
cellars when the Zeppelins came over. Those
who came back from France bore with them
their share of decorations for bravery under fire.
They were a stubby lot, but also stubborn. Yet,
though they had acquitted themselves well, the
warriors of Dartford took no great joy in the
adventure. They were glad to stand behind count-
ers again rather than up to the neck in mud
and blood. And in the long English twilight there
is time for a tradesman or a clerk, even after
long hours, to mess about with the flowers or
the vegetables.
Dartford is bourgeois and somewhat insulated
and isolated from the rest of the world. They
have a saying in Dartford which runs, "Thank
God for the British Channel." Although Cham-
berlain sits in the seat of the mighty and comes
from a line of honored Parliamentary leaders,
his origins are in the Dartford set. Cliveden came
later.
The Prime Minister spoke out of a knowledge
of middle-class psychology when he said that
Czechoslovakia was a far-away land and a tiny
country. He realized that in the little houses of
Dartford a man might stand up and touchi a roof
which was all that stood between him and an
enemy bomb.
* . *

Young Adolph Is A Promising Lad!

,ulletin Board immediately.
Institute of the Aeronautical
ences: Members desiring the
dent Emblem of the Society

Sdi-
Stu-
willi

Exhibition, College of Architecture:
An exhibition of hand-made Christ-
mas cards from the collections of
Professors J. P. Slusser and M. B.
Chapin is now being shown in the
I corridorcases, ground floor, Archi-
tecture Building. Open daily, 9 to 5,
except Sunday, through Nov. 26. The
public is invited.
The Ann Arbor Art Association pre-
sents two exhibitions, water colors by
Jane Stanley, and Guatemalan tex-
tiles, in the galleries of Alumni Mem-
orial Hall. Nov. 9 thrpugh 23, daily,
2-5 p.m.

World Rearms

t
3

lease sign the list in the office of
tie Department of Aeronautical En-
pineering. The price of the emblem
L 50 cents.

SThe ]Editor

Gets Told

4 ,

No Master For America
To the Editor:
Quite inadvertently Mr. Fitzhenry has spoken
a truth in his Thursday editorial that has slowly
been becoming perceptible to the public at large;
a truth that was the cause of the large return
to the Republican ranks last Tuesday, and a
truth that smarter men than Mr. Fitzhenry have
been trying to keep from the public consciousness.
The truth in the words of Mr. Fitzhenry is that
many of the citizens have begun to "recognize
in the Washington government, the voice of
a master." In Germany the people have recog-
nized the voice of the master Hitler, in Italy also
a master, Mussolini, and in the United States
government, the voice of a master.
But singularly enough, the American people
have never loved the voice of a master. Instead
they prefer, the voice of a leader or representative.
Slowly the citizens of the United States have
begun to realize that the present government in
Washington had quite other ideas of government.,
When the voice of the critic Boake Carter was
heard no more over the radio, when the supreme
court was slated for domination, when the purge
started, the people heard with repugnance the
undertones of a master. They began then to
understand that one last element of free govern-
ment was left to them-the secret ballot with
more than one party upon it. So they grasped at
that last privilege before it too might succumb
to the voice of a master. And the result was
what any master might expect of a free people.
Now, since the country has spoken in no un-
certain terms about the voices of its masters,
may I make a suggestion that the voices of the
radicals on the Daily also be still for a time at
least so that the weary readers may be free
from their unwelcome voices however masterful.
-G. W.
Canter's Depressional
To the Editor:
This is my depressional:
Lord God of Hosts be with us yet, etc., lest we
forget, etc. I
Protect us from all traps and snares, as well
as pseudo-rhyming prayers. Not only from the
strident squalls of Reds in academic halls, but
from the guys who hog the dough and legion-
naires who like it so.
From a city clerk with sheriff aid who of the
law is not afraid; evicts with all of legal might
without regard for -legal right. From law en-
forcers whose only end is to punish foe and pro-
tect friend.
From the Aryan bird whose fond repose in
the superiority of his nose is like his prejudice
and hate against all hair that isn't straight, or
like his wish that he could drown all babies yel-
low, black or brown.
From governors who seem to like to kill all
working men who strike: who want no labor
discontent-and by this wish is surely meant to
call the soldiers to the field and force union men
to yield to any terms the lords may frame. Oh
Liberty, God bless thy name!
Protect us most of all, we pray, from squirrelly
guys who try to say their screwy thoughts in
lousy rhyme.

Less than a fortnight after the
ratification of the peace of Munich
by the Parliaments of France and
Britain every nation in the world is
building armaments or planning to
build armaments on an unprece-
dented scale. The initiative in this
new effort to strengthen air forces,
land forces, set forces, has passed
into the hands of the democratic1
nations. The reason is not hard to
find. Mr. Winston Churchill accu-
rately identified it in his radio ad-
dress broadcast from London to the
United States. The very Governments
which profess to believe that thej
nations of the world should not allow
themselves to be drawn into "a pure-
ly theoretical antagonism between
democracy and dictatorship lack
faith in the success of a policy of
appeasement. Hence they arm. They
arm because, as Mr. Churchill says,
the antagonism is not theoretical,
but here and now. It governs our
lives. It poses a choice between all
that a free people cherish in the
name of freedom and an alternative
system that "leaps out at us from
the Dark Ages"'-a system that
thrives'upon and breeds intolerance,
suppression of civil liberties, the con-
ception of the citizen as a mere soul-
less fraction of the state and reliance
on the cult of war.
The democracies have come to
learn that dictatorships "must seek
from time to time," as Mr. Churchill
puts it, "and always, mark you, at
shorter intervals, anew prize, a new
victim." For the dictator is held in
the grip of his party regime. He can
go forward; he cannot go back. "He
must blood his hounds and show
them sport, or else be destroyed by
them". This much the democracies
have learned. After Munich, after
Vienna, after a sequence of conquests
and' encroachments at the expense
of nations which lack effective means
of self-defense, it is inevitable that
the democracies should arm. But
whether they will find security in
armaments alone, without a general
agreement ,as to the purposes for
which these armaments will be used,
is a much more doubtful question.
There has never been a time in the
post-war years when the words "col-
lective security" have commanded
less respect than they do today. The
League of Nations is discredited.
Small countries have been deserted
by their allies. Treaties have been
broken with impunity. Yet, distant
as the day may be when the goal can
be achieved, "collective security" re-
mains the only alternative to an at-
tempt to achieve safety in isolation,
at a price which may easily mean
national bankruptcy. The swiftly
moving events which are now forcing
the pace of rearmament merely offer
further proof that the world will
know no real respite from war and
from recurrent threats of violence
until the strength of nations which
want peace on honorable terms is
ranged behind law and order.
-The New York Times
Chaco Peace
The speech pronounced by the
President of the (Argentine) Nation
at the ceremonies concluding the
treaty of peace between Bolivia and
Paraguay has the singular merit of
showing that the American republics

Bowling: The Board of the Women's
Athletic Association has created a1
new sports manager's position-that
of Bowling Manager. This girl willf
have charge of the bowling tourna-
ments, and will become a member ofl
the W.A.A. Board. Any undergrad-
uate interested should fill out a pe-
tition, which may be obtained At the,
desk at the W.A.B., by Wednesday,
Nov. 16.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notice of the7
following United States Civil Service
examinations:
Senior Biological Aid, Salary: $2,
000. Last date for filing application
Dec. 12.
Junior Medical Officer, (rotating
internship). Salary: $2,000. Last date
for filing application Dec. 13.
Junior Medical Officer, (psychiatric
esident). Salary $2,000. Last date for
filing application Dec. 13.
Autogiro Pilot. Salary, $3,200. Last
date for filing application Dec. 12.
Complete announcements of the
above examinations may be read at
the University Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 201 Mason Hall.-,
University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Infor-
mation. 201 Mason Hall. Office
hours: 9-12 and 2-4.
Academic Notices^
Freshmen, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: Freshmen may
not drop courses without E grade af-
ter Saturday, Nov. 19. In adminis-
tering this rule, students with less
than 24 hours of credit are consid-
ered freshmen. Exceptions may be
made in extraordinary circumstances,
such as severe or long continued ill-
ness.
E. A. Walter, Assist. Dean.
Students, College of Engineering:
The final day for removal of incom-
pletes will be Saturday, Nov. 19.
A. H. Lovell, Secretary.
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence and the Arts: Midsemester re-
ports are due not later than Satur-
day, Nov. 19. More cards if needed,
can be had at my office.-
These reports should name those
students, freshman and upperclass,
whose standing at midsemester time
is D or E, not merely those who re-
ceive D or E in so-called midsemester
examinations.
Students electing our courses, but
registered in other schools or col-
leges of the University, should be re-
ported to the school or college in
which they are registered.
E. A. Walter, Assist. Dean.
School of Education, School of Mu-
sic, College of Architecture: Midse-
mester reports indicating students
enrolled in these units doing unsatisp
factory work in any unit of the
University are due in the office of the
school, Nov. 19. Report blanks for
this purpose may be secured from
the office of the school or from Room
4 U.H.
Robert L. Williams, Assist. Registrar.
Graduate Students: Diploma ap-
plications are due not later than Nov.
18. Any graduate student who is
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Exhibition, College of Architecture:
Drawings made by groups of students
in Architecture and Landsca'pe Design
at tie University of Illinois, Ohio
State, Cincinnati, Michigan, Armour
Institute, Iowa State College, in com-
petition for the Ryerson Scholarship
which is offered annually for travel
abroad by the Lake Forest Founda-
tiop for Architecture and Landscape
Architecture. Open daily except Sun-
day, 9 to 5, through Nov. 14; third
floor exhibition room, Architectural
Building. The public is invited.
Lectures
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
:15 p.m. in the Natural Science Audi-
torium under the auspices of th
General Library and the Department
of Library Sciences. The public in
cordially invited.
University Lecture: Henri Seyrig,
Director of the Department of An-
tiquities in Syria, will give an il-
lustrated lecture on "The Meeting of
Greek and Iranian in the Civilization
of Palmyra" at 4:15 p.m. on Wednes-
day, Nov. 30, in the Rackham Amphi-
theatre under the auspices of the Mu-
seum of Classical Archaeology. The
public is cordially invited.
Events Today
The Research Club will meet this
evening at 8 p.m., in the
Amphitheatre of the Rackham Bldg.
Program: Prof. Henry A. Sanders will
speak on "A Latin Marriage Con-
tract"; Prof, Ralph A. Sawyer will
speak on "The Spectograph in the
Iron and Steel Industries." The
Council will meet at 7:15 p.m. in the
Assembly Hall.
Seminar in Physical Chemistry
will meet in Room 122 Chemistry
Building at 4:15 p.m. today. Professor
L. O. Brockway will speak on "Elec-
tron diffraction in gases, II.
Actuarial Students, and others in-
terested: Mr. John Rohm will talk
on "Reinsurance" under auspices of
the Michigan Actuarial Society today
at 8 p.m. in 3011 Angell Hall.
A.S.C.E. There will be a meeting
of the Student Chapter of the Ameri-
can Society of Civil Engineers at the
Union tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Professor Morrison will speak on
the problems of superhighways. Plans
for the field trip will be made.
Chemical Engineers: There will be
a meeting of A.I.Ch.E. tonight at 730
p.m. in Room 1042. The speaker will
be James G. Vail of the iiladelphia
Quartz Co.
A.S.M.E. The student branch will
hold a regular meeting at the Michi-
gan Union this evening at 7:30
p.m. B. R. Drummond of the
National Broach and Machine Co.,
Detroit, Mich., will present a talk
which should prove to be very inter-
esting. The pins and charms have
arrived for the new members and
will be distributed at the meeting.
All mechanicals who are interested

And so he made the peace which passes under-
standing, firm in the belief that the small and
humble of the placid villas along the Thames
would agree that even temporary safety of life
and limb was of more importance than abstract
things called liberty and justice. And in the
vigorous campaign Chamberlain's men spoke of
just one thing when they argued for the Tory,
cause. They pushed aside all other issues and
said, "He kept us out of war."
But when the peace came the men and wo-
men of Dartford found it was no peace at all.
They could still hear the voice of Hitler. There
was no cessation in the tramp of marching men.
The fires of Fascism burned more brightly. And
to the hearts of clerks and small tradesmen of
Dartford came a consuming decision. Among,
them were those whose ancestors pulled a good
bow at Hastings. And louder than the roar of
any bomb there came the inner voice to say,
"Justice and liberty are not just words. These
are the very soil in which our flowers grow."

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