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FRI~DAY, DIEC. 2,'1939

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Board of Editors

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. Robert I. Fitzhenr
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Earl Gilman
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Joseph Freedman
S . . Joseph Gies
. Dorothea Staebler
*Bud Benjamin

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* Philip W. Buchen
Leonard P. Siegelman
. William L. Newnan
. Helen Jean Dean
Marian A. Baxter

The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of the Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
The Teaching
Of Hatred .
W ITII NAZI pogroms serving as a
catalyst, the chemistry of race
hatred gains increasing importance in the con-
tenporary world. It distills from emotion and
deep-seated bias an essence which rapidly pois-
ons civilization. And its virulence, little hampered
by national or ideological boundaries, is felt in
unexpected places.
Italy is traditionally a land of tolerance, the
home of a friendly and gregarious people char-
acterized by excitability and, humanly, a love of
strong wine. Once one would have included
a third trait, the .love of freedom which made
Italians battle long and courageously for national
unity. But since the black-shirted followers of
Mussolini overthrew the weak republic and in-
augurated a fascistic regime, freedom has rapidly
disappeared in Italy.+
Yet, despite the fact that theirs was a totali-
tarian government, despite the presence of thous-
ands of exotically uniformed soldiers, despite the
terror of secret police, the Italians remained
a surprisingly tolerant people.
Last summer, when Mussolini first ordered the
press to start a campaign against the Jews, the
world looked on in surprise. Why should Italy,
with less than 80,000 Jews in the while peninsula
follow such a course? Analysis seemed to show
two causes-
In the first place, persecution of the Jews
would draw tighter the bonds encircling the Ber-
lin-Rome axis. Frantic public demonstrations
notwithstanding, Germany and Italy are natural
enemies. There is the oppressed German minority
in the Tyrol. There is the Italian fear of a strong
neighbor beyond Brennero. There is the funda-
mental clash of national personalities: the slow-
moving Teuton opposing the volatile Latin. A
commonmeeting-ground. anti-Semitism, would
temporarily serve to bridge these rifts.
Secondly, Mussolini is obsessed with dreams
of recreating the Roman Empire. Outside the
ruins of the Forum are three large maps, bril-
liantly lighted by night. One shows the extent of
the Roman Empire at its peak; a second the
pre-Fascist Italian state; the third, the "New
Rome" under Mussolini. It is the addition of the
Arabian states to the Italian sphere at which,
Mussolini now aims, Spain, of course, is another
object. The ultimate goal, it would seem, is to
make the Mediterranean again a "Roman
lake." But, immediately, the Sawdust Caesar
wishes to be known as the protector of the Mo-,
hammedan faithful. If he succeeds, he will have
Arabian support in case of war and the life-line
of the British Empire will have been seriously
frayed. Thus Mussolini presecutes the Jews to
gain the good-will of the Arabs, for whom the
Zionist movement is a nightmare and anti-
Semitism almost a religion.
These, then, are the factors motivating the
an'ti-Jewish drive. But the reaction of the Italian
people to the decrees was unexpected. To quote
Frank Smothers, Rome correspondent for the
Chicago Daily News until his expulsion last
week, "When anti-Jewish measures began to be
issued in September the Italian people were
shocked. Few, if any, Fascistic domestic meas-
,,..l- auacAre t.o Aftntim irp,,. nr,. n,.n d, cne,,

Rather unique in subject matter is the exhibit
currently showing at the Rackham Graduate
Building. The three galleries are hung with an
impressive display of bird studies rendered in
oil, water color, tempera, pencil, etching, and
combination mediuns.
Strictly speaking, the group of water colors
is far too technical to be of artistic value. The
birds are painstakingly rendered, their various
markings so precise that there is almost nothing
left to the imagination; the settings, as a rule,
are very stereotyped and equally void of emotion.
They are excellent from the standpoint of ac-
curate reproduction for the purpose of reference,
but creatively they have accomplished little.
Among the few that did show creative trend was
Carl Burger's Gulls. It is evident that hb makes
a decided effort to organize his material into a
composition which would result in an esthetic
The showing of oil paintings is on the whole
very successful. Many of these are highly decora-
tive, with a really fine sense of movement and
pattern. Noteworthy in this group are three
paintings by Francis L. Jaques: "Tropic Bird,"
"Green-Winged Teal," and "Egret." He works in
a slick, fluid manner that covers all traces of
brush strokes. His pleasant yet peculiar sense of
color, combined with a trick of blending sky into
water, has definite atmospheric values. Lynn
Bogue Hunt, better known to some as a magazine
cover painter, has several of his oils in the show.
A rather large selection of etchings on bird life
is offered in the third gallery, featuring a valu-
able collection of Frank Benson. Included also
are several interesting pencil sketches of birds
under observation.
Kerensky Replies
Alexander Kerensky, former Russian premier,
who took the leading part in the movement in
March, 1917, that led to the overthrow of the
Czarist regime, today described as a "mass of
distortions and misinformation" Fr. Charles E.
Coughlin's assertions over the radio that Jews
fomented and financed the Russian Revolution
and bolshevism. "Hitlerism is anti-Christ, just
as bolshevism is. It is very strange to me that a
priest should defend the ideas of Hitlerism for
that is what Coughlin is doing."
Kerensky, who fled his country after the Bol-
shevik revolution, which over threw his govern-
ment in November, 1917, and has been an un-
compromising enemy of communism, expressed
surprise that "any intelligent person can be so
mis-informed as Coughlin appears to be."
He dismissed as "fantastic" the assertions in
the pamphlet of Dr. Denis Fahey, cited by Cough-
lin in his radio addresses, in support of charges
that Jews and Jewish banders abroad fomented
and financed the Russian Revolution.
Kerensky declared that, far from being a Jew-
ish movement or a movement fomented and
financed by Jews, the revolution of March, 1917,
was a "revolt of the whole Russian people against
the Czarist camarilla headed by Rasputin, which
sought to betray Russia and the Allies into a
separate peace with Germany."
,The revolt, he said, was supported by all
parties, conservative and liberal, high officials,
virtually all the grand dukes and all important
army commanders, headed by the commander-
in-chief, Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolayivitch.
There was not a single Jew in the government
established immediately after the revolution and
headed by Prince Lvoff, Kerensky said.
"The Jews occupied no more prominent part
in the Russian liberation movement than did
Russians, Letts, Poles, Estonians, Georgians, Ar-
menians and other nationalities comprising the
people of Russia.," Kerensky said.
"Russian democracy never made a distinction
between any of them. They were all regarded
by us as citizens and their participation in the
building of a free Russia was welcomed."
The former premier termed "ridiculous" the
suggestion that Jews financed the revolution,
and said the revolutionary government obtained
credits not throi.lh any bankers, Jewish -or
Gentile, in America, but from the United States
The fact that a few Jews like Trotsky, Kam-
eneff and Zinovieff took leading parts in the

Bolshevik movement is no reflection upon the
Jews as a whole, Kerensky declared. The few Jews
who joined the Bolsheviks were apostate Jews,
he said, adding that "the Jews have never en-
joyed a privileged position under the Bolshe-
viks, and have been made to suffer less than
other nationalities from the oppression of the
Communist dictatorship."
"Jewish synagogs have been closed, violated
and turned into museums no less than churches
of Christian denominations," Kerensky said.

Complete pacifists and confirmed militarists
have a right to be heard, but I hope that discus-
sion of national defense is not going to be re-
stricted entirely to these
groups. Both sides have
ready access, to publicity,
and they possess spokesmen
who say the things which
look well in print. But there
are a number of technical
problems to come up.
Once I was on a steamer
which was having a fight
with a submarine, and it seemed to me that there
were two types of passengers who were not par-
ticularly helpful. One crowd raised a great com-
motion and shouted that we were about to be
sunk any second, and they were just about
drowned out by a rival faction which kept up a
loud yell. "There isn't any danger!"
As things turned out, both sides were less than
wholly accurate. So in the present jittery state
of the world, I don't think that we ought to
say, "Done and done," whenever any general or
big scrapiron man announces that we must have
the biggest army or navy in the world and that
we should bend every effort to completing the
program in the next few months.
What Brand is He Selling?
Even when the need of airplanes is brought
to public attention I don't think it is unreason-,
able for some inquiring reporter to try to ascer-
tain whether the author of the remarks has some
special brand of his own to sell.
And yet I'would copper this position complete-
ly with the expression of my own belief that much
harm may be done by the sincere and pious whd
think that no problem confronts us save the
necessity of giving thanks for the existence (f
a couple of oceans.
It would help a great deal if everybody on
both sides of the armament problem would
cease calling names and trying to put adver-
saries in a hole. Perhaps somebody is hiding up
a tree who truly wants us to send an expedition-
ary force abroad to die in foreign fields. But I
have not met anyone who announces that as
his intention._
Surely it is a good deal less than fair to say
that the man who suggests greater strength in
American anti-aircraft equipment is opening the
door for the boys to go to France all over again.
And it is unjust to hint that someone who speaks
in very broad pacifist terms is secretly an agent
of a foreign power.
Politics And National Defense
All this will be fought out in Congress during
the next session. I wish I could express a sincere
belief that our national legislators will restrain
themselves from hysteria, headline words and
phrases said wholly for gaining political advan-
tage. It is a desperate and an evil thing to play
with problems of such grave import purely for
partisan purposes. But it has been done.
There ought to be a gentlemen's agreement
between Senators and members of the House
that when anyone talks in supposedly factual
terms about national defense no statistics should
be introduced save those subject to reasonable
This is a season in which all the wildest tales
fly about, and it will be found that some rest
on nothing more than the word of a woman
who had a friend whose cousin knew a brother of
a member of the War College.
It is undoubtedly reasonable that certain mili-
tary secrets should not be spread all over the
face of the map. And yet there have been time'
when I suspected brass hats of inventing barriers
to reasonable publicity merely to achieve a sense
of importance. If we are going to get to any wise
decisions we can't afford to scream at anybody.
This ought to go all the way down the line from
Congressmen to humble' columnists. And so I
hereby promise.
Alabama Justice
The long fight'for the ireedom of the Scotts-
boro boys has met an unexpected and serious
reverse. When charges were dropped against four
of the boys last year it was confidently expected

that pardons for the others would be promptly
forthcoming. but Gov. Bibb Graves of Alabama
has disregarded the overwhelming weight of
evidence as well as the urgent pleas of the civil-
ized world. All judicial avenues of relief are ap-
parently exha'usted; and while Governor Graves
leaves office in January, his successor has thus
far indicated no intention to act more humane-
ly. Will.Alabama, like California, rob its victims
of most of the years of their lives before rectify4
ing a wrong?
--The Nation
"Education is no substitute for experience. All
college will give is a short cut to experience. As
a corollary to that I might add that brilliance is
no assurance of judgment. The power of arriving
at wise decisions comes from experience." Harry
L. Wells, Northwestern University's vice presi-
dent, sticks a sharp pin the bubble of the grade-
headed by Gen. Ludendorff as chief of the Ger-
man high command.
"If Coughlin will consult Ludendorff's memoirs
he will discover a frank admission of how the
Kaiser's government, with Ludendorff's anroval,

You of M
By Sec Terry
ALAVER of a largely, personal or-
der: Anyone else might have
written that blast against college
football and come away with an un-
scathed scalp, but Robert Maynard!
Hutchins, the outspoken University
of Chicago president who earns a
part of his living by writing pieces
for the nickel magazines, got it in the
neck: (1) Chicago's football team
hasebeen taking money under false
pretenses and should have quit the
Conference four years ago - after
Beiwanger left-and (2) Mr. Hutch-
ins has never had dealings with state
legislatures ... His 10-cent football
plan seems like the confession of a
guilty conscience . . . He can't appre-
ciate the second condition because, in
his richly endowed quarters, he has
never had to solicit appropriations
froma group of politicos . . . There is
more than a fancied connection be-
tween triple-threat stars and new
laboratories and dormitories, and we
suspect the legislative wallet is more
susceptible to the "touch" in the salad
years . . .
One guess: which is the most back-
ward country in Europe? . . . Ameri-
cans owe Hitler a rising vote of
thanks for reviving democracy .
Hans Fallada has written a fine novel,
"Wolf Among Wolves," of which Ster-
ling North writes: "A surprisingly
intelligent novel has come to us from
the forests of sadism and ignorance
across the Rhine. A blossom of sur-
passing beauty has flowered upon
the dung heap. It is a miracle not to
be taken lightly . . ." Most appro-I
priate simile of the day, that of the
Japanese statesman who said, "An
attempt to build permanent peace
upon the status quo of the world seems
as futile as rearing a Tower of Babel
on sand. . ."
Notice how imperceptibly the flame
of learning burns-just fourteen days
till the vacation . . . Ben Moorstein
overheard in the library: "I can't
help it. My stockings won't stay
up unless I wear a girdle." . . . Max
Hodge, Gargoyle editor (not an advt.),
tells us how American Folklore de-
velops . . . In last issue of the humor[
magazine, a note was carried about
the Chinese student at a Ruthven tea
who bowed when presented with a
cup and said, "Thank you sir or mad-
am, whichever the case may be" .
Last Sunday's New York Times car-
ried the story, but made President
Ruthven the object of the remark ...
In a broadcast this - week, Lowell
Thomas quoted from the Garg ver-
batim, but much to Hodges conster-
nation negected to credit his book
with it . . . We'd IiW to wagr that
this story will appear and re-appear
from now on, always being credited
to someone different . - -
Gov. Murphy is seen at a New York
night club with Doris Duke Cromwell,
reputedly the world's richest gal, and
immediately a Hearst sob sister prints
an "unconfirmed" (the best dodge in
journalism) report that the Golden
Girl plans to back a third party with
her millions . . . Anyone see the con-
nection? . . . Add simile: as dull as
an Ann Arbor diary . . . Quotation
of the week-Henry Adams wrote it
a quarter of a century ago: "I appre-
hend for the next 100' years an ulti-
mate, colossal, cosmic collapse, but
not on any of our old lines. My belief
is that science is to wreck us, and
that we are like monkeys monkeying
with a loaded shell; we don't in the
least know or care where our prac-
tically infinite energies come from
or will bring us to."

So many of my friends have tak-
en delight in interpreting this little
poem that I thought the Michigan
Daily would be pleased to publish it.
Woofed - The Letter
That's to keep us for slipping,'
OFireball. Sweet ashes,
Toil burned to make.
Sand wheel. Sand wheel. Sand
Crackling, sputtering, blue heat of
now nothing,
Cease speaking, you're growing
Ha! You're black, not white,
Crumbly, light, and pinch to
-Cletus Hall
Send five dollars in stamps and a
return, self-addressed envelop for full
iThe Editor
Gets Told ,..
ro the Editor:
Tonight on the Philip Morris broad-
east Russ Morgan played a number,
the tune of which is the same as
Michigan's alma mater song "The
Yellow and Blue"-but the words ran
something like this:
"Hail to the colors

Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.
To The Members of.the Faculty of
the College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts:r
The third regular meeting of the I
faculty of the College of Literature,
Science and the Arts for the aca-
demic session ofh1938-39 will be held
in Room 1025 Angell Hall, Dec. 5,
1938, at 4:10 p.m.
1. Adoption of-the minutes, of the
meeting of Nov. 7, 1938, which have'
been distributed by campus mail
(pages 473-476).
.2. Discussion of reports submitted
with this call to the meeting:
a. Executive Committee, prepared
by Professor Joseph R. Hayden.
b. Executive Board of the Gradu-
ate School, prepared by Professor A.
E. Boak.
c. Senate Committee on Universitya
Affairs, prepared by Professor Ralph,
A. Sawyer.
d. Deans' Conference, prepared by
Dean E. H. Kraus.
First Mortgage Loans: The UmVer-
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.
Married Students: Questionnaires'
for the apartment survey are beingt
distributed to married students. If
you fail to receive form by Dec. 6, or
if you have questions concerning
items, call 2-3061 between seven and
ten any evening. All forms should
be completed and collected by Dec. 1
10. *
Faculty, School of Education: The
regular luncheon meeting of the
Faculty will be held Monday noon,
Dec. 5, at 12:15 o'clock, Michigan1
The Medical Aptitude Test will be
given at the University of Michigan t
on Friday, Dec. 2, in the Natural Sci-'
ence Aud. from 3 until 5 o'clock. Thei
test is to be taken by students in- ;l
tending to enter medical school inP
the fall of 1939. A fee of one dollar
is charged for the test for which
there are still a few tickets available
at the Cashier's Office. Be on time.
Aeronautical Engineering Students:t
Students obtaining either bachelors
or masters degrees in Aeronautical,
Engineering in February, June, or
August, 1939, should fill out the De-I
partment personnel records at thel
earliest possible date. In the case ofs
those graduating in February, per-a
sonnel records should be handed in by
Dec. 16. If a student is unable to ob-
tain his photograph by this date he
should turn in his record and supply
the photograph later. Blanks for thisa
purpose may be obtained in the De-
partment office. It is essential thats
personnel records on all students be
on file in the office, in order to sup-
ply the manufacturers with accuratef
and complete unformation. A samplel
form indicating the kind of informa-f
tion desired is posted on the Aeronau-1
tical Engineering Bulletin Board.
Academic Toti-es
'Geology 11. Make-up field trips.,
Please check lists on bulletin board1
opposite 2051 NS.
Trip 3. Dexter. Friday, Dec. 2, 1t
Trip- 6. Whitmore Lake. Saturday,
Dec. 3, 8 o'clock.
Sociology 51: The mid-semester
make-up examination will be given
Tuesday, Dec. 6. at 4 p.m., Room D,
Haven Hall.c
The Wilson Ornithological Club I
and the Ann Arbor Art AssociationI
present an exhibition of bird prints, I

drawings, and paintings on the gal-
leries of the Rackham building.
Monday (Nov. 28) to Sa 1irday,
{Dec. 3), 2-5.
Ann Arbor Artists' [lart, sponsored
by the Ann Arbor Art Association.
Also an Exhibition of Prints from
the Chicago Artists Group. Alumni
Memorial Hall, North and South Gal-
leries; afternoons from 2 to 5, Dec. 1
through Dec. 15.
Dean A. C. Furstenberg of the
School of Medicine will discuss medi-
cine in a vocational talk at 4:30 p.m.
tomorrow in the small 'ballroom of
the Union.
Dr. Sverre Norborg, lecturer in Phi-
losophy at the University of Minne-
sota, will lecture on Kierkegaard's
Philosophy, 4:15 p.m., Friday, Dec.

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.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 1938 sign students interested in plastics
VOL. XLIX. No. 58 are invited to a lecture on "Plastics
in the' Lighting Industry," by Dr. M.
Notices H. Bigelow, Technical Representa-
Live of the Plaskon Co., on Feiday,
Faculty Tea: President and Mrs. Dec. 2, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 246 West
Ruthven will be at home to faculty Engineerin'g Building.
members and residents of Ann Arbor

Events Today
A.S.C.E. Field trip through tunnel
system of University. Meet in front
of R.O.T.C. building, Friday at 3
p.m. Trip will take about two hours.
Men's Glee Club: Meet at 7:15 p.m.
tonight for short concert. White
shirts required.
University Chair: Rehearsals 7 to 8
o'clock. Friday evenings, Lane .Hall.
Students and members of the faculty
-are -welcome. The Choir is made up
of those who wish to sing the best of
old religious music, for their own
Episcopal Students are cordially
invited'to drop in at Harris Hall at 4
o'clock, Friday afternoon for tea to
meet the Rev. Bravid W. .Harris,
Archdeacon of Colored Work in the
.Dioceseof Southern Virginia.
Friday Services at the Hillel Foun-
dation: 5:30, Orthodox services.
8 p.m., Conservative services.
Sermon, "Thorns in Little Flowers"
by Dr. Bernard Heller.
8:45, 'Social hour. Phi Beta Delta,
Advanced Hebrew class will meet
at Hillel at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Dr.
Rabinowitz will preside. Registra-
tion still open.
Coming Events
The Angell Hall Observatory will be
open to the public from 7:30 to 10
p.m. Saturday evening, Dec. 3. The
moon, Jupiter, and Saturn will be
shown through the telescopes. Chil-
dren must be accompanied by adults.
German Table for Faculty Mem-
bers: The regular luncheon meeting
will be held Monday at 12:10 p.m.
in the Founders' Room of the Michi-
gan Union. All faculty members In-
terested in speaking German are cor-
dially invited. There will be a brief
informal talk by Prof. Theophil H.
Hildebrandt on "Heiteres aus der
Dutscher Verein: The Choral Club
f the Deutscher Verein will meet
Saturday at 1:30 p~m. in the 'Glee
Club room of the Michigan Union.
All those interested are very welcome.
Otto G. Graf.
Cooperative Housing for Women:
There will be a meeting on Tuesday,
Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. in the League for
all women interested in promoting
and living in cooperative houses.
Phi Delta Kappa Initiation Ban-
guet will be held in the Michigan
Union Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning
at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Fritz Redl will be the guest
Roger Williams Guild, Saturday,
8:30 p.m. at Guild House, 503 E.
Huron. The annual Christmas party
for all members and friends. Mattie
Krey, chairman.
The Michigan College Chemistry
Teachers .Association will meet in
Room 303 Chemistry Building on Sat-
urday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. Paper by
Dr. L. O. Brockway, assistant profes-
sor of chemistry at the University of
Michigan, "Electron Diffraction Stu-
dies of Chemical Bond Lengths and
Their Relation to the Physical and
Chemical Properties of Substances."
Professor B. W. Peet, head of the
chemistry department of Michigan
State Normal College, "The Story of
Glass." An exhibit will be shown in
connection with this lecture.
Afternoon session in conference
room No. 1, Rackham Building at
1:30 p.m. Symposium on "Difficul-
ties involved in the use of mathema-
tics in the teaching of chemistry."
Discussions will be prepared by the
Prof. J. H. Hodges, University of

Michigan, "Experiences in connection
with the teachig of general chem-
Prof. B. A. Soule, University of
Michigan, "Experiences in connection
with the teaching of analytical chem-
Prof. J. 0. Halford, University of
Michigan, "Experiences in connection
with the teaching of organic chem-
A general discussion will follow.
Graduate Council will meet Mon-
day, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Men's
Lounge of the Rackham Building.
Future plans and policies will be dis-
cussed. Council officers and chair-
men of standing committees are re-
quested to meet at 7:15 p.m. in Coun-
cil Room 1, just previous to the regu-
lar meeting.

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