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Tfll IICHIGAN D'A ILY

E MICHIGAN DAILY

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Editors
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. . Albert P. May1o
Horace W. Gomore
*Robert 14, Fltzhenry
S. R. Kleiman
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* . .Earl Gilman
William Elvin
Joseph Freedman
* . .Joseph Gies
Dorothea Staebler
S. - Bud Benjamin

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Business Department
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W10noe's Service Manager . . . Marian A. Baxter
N0HT EDITOR: ELLIOTT MARANIS
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by menbers of the Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
only.
men Hitler
Looks North . . .
HE ATTENTION of the world today
is focused on southern and central
EIrope. Hitler's ambitions in Austria and Czecho-
slovakia have occasioned major world crises, and
at present foreign offices in every capital in
the world watch apprehensively his moves toward
the Ukraine. But a struggle is brewing in another
part. of Europe which' may prove of as much
moment as that over Czechoslovakia. It is evi-
dent that Hitler has designs on Scandinavia, a
region high in agricultural produce and low in
armaments. Norway, Sweden and Denmark have
relatively small armed forces that would mean
nothing before the armed might of the Nazis.
This does not mean, however, that Hitler, when
he is ready, can occupy Scandinavia as he did
Austria and Czechoslovakia, for there is a close
economic tie between England and Dennark
which makes their national economies inter-
dependent and which England would not like
to see broken.
While it is generally recognized that England is
Denmark's No. 1 customer, it is perhaps not so
well-known that Denmark is England's No. 3
customer and that, in 1934, Denmark's industrial
purchases from England were only slightly less
than those of France and Germany. English steel
concerns supply the 'material for Denmark's
extensive bridge and ship building to say nothing
of her 1,500,000 bicycles. Each morning millions
of Londoners spread Danish butter on their toast
and eat Danish bacon and eggs-56,000,000 per
year. Mining of coal is one of England's most de-
pressed industries. One can thus appreciate the
economic significance of the treaty of 1933 (later
renewed for an indefinite period) by which Den-
mark agreed to purchase 80 per cent of her coal
from Britain. The Central Committee of the
Economic League has said that "Scandinavia as
a whole is not only Britain's best customer in
Europe but, also with the sole exception of India,
our best market in the world." As long as England
has great industrial production and Denmark
great agricultural production there will be a
mutually beneficient exchange of goods.
On Denmark's southern border her hungry
neighbor looks up from its synthetic diet at the
rich food exports going daily to England. In-,
creased Nazi propaganda-John Gunther calls
it heavier than in any country except Austria-
has put Scandinavia on its guard and resulted in
increased labor and socialist vote in Norway,
Sweden and Denmark. Of the three Denmark,
because of her proximity to Germany, is the most
vulnerable to attack. Realizing that in case of
open conflict she would have no chance against
any major power, the policy of Denmark has
been to work to avert war rather than to arm in
preparedness for it. (It is true that a proposal in
the Danish parliament for virtual abolition of
her armed forces was defeated, but the recent
appropriation for arms (approximtely five
million dollars) is nothing compared to the arms
expenditures of other European powers, and the
same general policy of averting war is being
carried out.)u
The Swedish foreign minister recently put
forth a proposal for a Scandinavian Defensive
Entente to strengthen the Scandinavian posi-

THEATRE
By NORMAN KIELL
Oscar Wilde
Some of the best acting on Broadway today is
that of Robert Morley in the title role of "Oscar
Wilde," showing at the Fulton Theater in N.Y.C.
Without doubt, Leslie and Sewell Stokes' drama
is a faithful chronology of the life of the un-
happy author; but no matter what the recording,
Robert Morley's interpretation of Oscar Wilde
would make any version of a play dealing with
that figure worthy of more than one visit.
From the luxury of a hotel in Algiers and his
sincere affection for Lord Alfred Douglass,
twenty years his junior, -we see Oscar Wilde
through the years of his success as a playwright,
his friendship for the' journalist Frank Harris,
his inordinate pleasure derived from the company
of lowly but handsome grooms, to his suit for
libel ("Oscar Wilde posing as Sodomite"), his
vindication and the sudden reversal of situation
when he is called into public court to answer thr
charges, his committment to Reading Gaol and
his subsequent degeneracy in Parisian cafes.
Mr. Morley takes us through all these phases
with superlative authenticity. He lends to the role
a charm, wit, grace and luxuriousness that seems
to reincarnate the very spirit of the dead English-
man; if it is not Oscar Wilde in the flesh, it is
he in soul and physical resemblance. Each elegant
gesture, every careful pose, every devilish witi-
cism uttered from Morley's lips is great acting,
no more, no less.
Mr. Morley's supporting company for the most
part, is stereotyped. Harold Young's Frank Harris
reminded us, physically, all too much of little
"Esky" on the front cover of one of our popular
monthlies. And little "Esky," of course, cannot
talk, or act. Neither can Mr. Young. Louis Dijon,
French friend of Oscar Wilde and played by
Edward Trevor, frequently remembered he was
supposed to have a French accent, whereupon he
would turn on the spigot-only to lose it much
more frequently. However, John Buckmaster as
Lord Douglass was refreshing and articulate.
But without doubt, it is Mr. Morley's show. All
the innuendoes, the doubts and the uncertainties
of Wilde's private life are there, all left for the
individual spectator and student to speculate
about and come to his own personal conclusion.
And Mr. Morley handles the role ably, delicately
and sympathetically, with an intelligence that
marks him as one of the leading actors in the
theatre today.
The Editor
Gets Told
Four Comments
To the Editor:
Four rather differentiated recommendations
and a note of appreciation to whom it may con-
cern:
a) The acquisition by the General Library of a
translation of Ariosto's Orlando Furioso other
than Mr. Hoole's outmoded motheaten 17th cen-
tury rhymed tra-la-las. The Orlando is a signi-
ficant work and should be available to the Eng-
lish reader.
(b) The acquisition by the General Library
and the School of Music of the score and the
recording of Hindemith's Mathias der Mahler or
some equally major work by this eminent Ger-
man composer. The absence here of any of the
work of Paul Hindemith is comparable to the
absence of a print of Picasso's or a novel of
Thomas Mann's.
(c) Admonition to your Mr. Swados that he
devote himself assiduously to a study of the prose
style of the English writers of the 18th century
and that he contribute to the Daily a summary
account of that which he considers to be the
essence of intelligent motion picture criticism.
(d) As much space and encouragement as the

Daily can offer for advertising any A.S.U. meet-
*ing that promises to be half as sincere and in-
telligent and courageous and apposite as the
meeting in the Michigan Union last Friday after-
noon. The statement of Dr. Summerskill that
our "senators and congressmen do give heed to
to the letters and telegrams which are sent to
them by individuals throughout the nation" was
somewhat of a revelation. Many of us (not neces-
sarily identifiable with any acting body) have
worked on the assumption-derived from a
theoretical interpretation of the democratic
ideal-that this was the case, but confirmation
by authority was reassuring all the same.
The one-hundred and twenty-five dollar dona-
tion for medical supplies for Spain was swell p
Yet one cannot but hope that the guarantee of
the value of civil liberties and the free exercise
of human thought throughout the world is not
to be measured in terms of one-hundred and.
twenty-five dollars from a student body of ten
thousand. -Richard Bennett
Note On A Gentle Art
The general art of hurling epithets has re-
ceived judicial sanction in New York City. Wil-
liam Weidberg, a 'heckler at one of Mayor La-
Guardia's political meetings, felt aggrieved in
the amount of $150,000 because the Little Flower
referred to him as "a bum picked up in a gin
mill and sent over here to break up the audience."
Justice Kadien, holding the words "merely abu-
sive and ill-chosen," threw out the case. This is
the second time the Mayor has vainly been sued
for calling a man a "burn" in open meeting, the
first victim failing to collect $50,000 damages.

'NEutr ality'

Heywood Broun
Several readers seem to be worried about the
state of the nation and in particular they are
disturbed by the fact that, without the formality
of a Constitutional amend-
ment, a new and superior
branch has been added to
our national legislature. In
the judgement of these,
readers the creation of this
.:..'vsmall but august body re-
duces 1939 Congressmen to
the estate of being no more
than rubber stamps. And
these readers contend that a bloodless revolution
has occurred through the new practice of con-
ducting government not on the basis of popular
elections but on the polling of cross sections by
Dr. Gallup and his little band of trained experts.
I fear that there is merit in this contention.
Many Washington correspondents report that the
Dies committee will be continued with practically
no debate at all. They quote members of the
House as saying, "We .don't like a lot of things
about the Dies committee, but what can we do?
Seventy-four per cent of Americans are for it,
according to the Gallup tally, and that's too big
a crowd to buck."
Just Yes Or No !
Now the trouble with government by cross
section surveys is that it imposes a cloture on
debate and exchange of opinion. The citizen is
put in somewhat the same spot as the witness in
the hands of a severe lawyer who thrusts out a
challenging forefinger and shouts, "Answer, 'yes'
or 'no'." There are many public problems which
cannot be simplified to such an extent. When two
men are running for President a poll may be
extremely accurate because it merely undertakes
to ascertain just what percentage of people will
vote for Roosevelt and what proportion for Lan-
don. But the query in regard to the Dies commit-
tee gave no opportunity for the frank and definite
reply of "yes and no." I am not the most passion-
ate partisan for the labors of the gentleman from
Orange, Tex., and yet I would have hesitated,
had I been reached in a cross section, to express
the opinion that it was a bad thing to examine
the work of foreign propagandists and secret
agents in America. I'm for it. The Dies committee
might have done that. It so happens that it
whitewashed all the Fascist agents and earned'
an expression of commendation from Fritz Kuhn,
the head of the German-American Bund. Indeed,
at the moment Martin Dies is one of the few men
in American public life who has had a highly
favorable reception in Hitler's kept press. Mr.
Dies might do better the next time. But on the
whole it would seem to be wiser to pass him by.
Again Joe Starnes, of Alabama, may have had
time to catch up in his home work and learn
that Christopher Marlowe has been dead too
long to be available even under a subpoena.
Moreover, I question whether J. Parnell Thomas
of New Jersey, is actually a Representative bent
upon fighting intolerance and prejudice in
America. When asked his opinion as to the nomi-
nation of Felix Frankfurter Mr. Thomas is quoted
as replying, "The President might as well have
selected Harry Bridges or Earl Browder." And it
was Mr. Thomas who complained about the.
Federal Theatre's production of E. P. Conkle
play, "Prologue to Glory." Congressman Thoma
found it subversive in spite of the fact that it is
a well-documented chronicle concerning the early
days of Lincoln. One does not find the calm,
judicial temperament much in evidence among
Dies and his associates.
Open Closed Doors
John C. Skinner, of Brooklyn, N. Y., makes the
suggestion that the Gallup associates should
amplify their questionnaire, and he submits
"Skinner's Little Giant Self-Operating Poll on
the Dies Committee." It reads:-"(1) Who is Mr.
Dies? (2) Who are the members of his commit-
tee? (3) How are they appointed? (4) How much

DAILY OFFICIAL BIILETE
Publication in the B~ulletin 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.

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The FLYING
TRAPEZE
--- By Roy Heath
Powderless Pi Phi .. .
"Mademoiselle," the slick publica-
tion ingratiatingly labeled by its pub-
lishers as "The magazine for smart
women" is very interesting indeed. I
take great pleasure in browsing
through it from cover to cover, con-
templating as, I browse the photo-
graphable samples of feminine pul-
chritude offered by the various insti-
tutions of higher learning. A Moham-
medan envisioning Paradise must
have thoughts akin to a Michigan
male studying the pages of "Made-
moiselle" with its pages full of lus-
cious maidens who smile beckoningly
and seem to say, "Big boy, grab that
five minutes advance credit you have
and join the Vassar Daisy Chain."
Those thoughts on "Mademoiselle"
may be a little bit off the general
topic I was going to discuss when
this started but "Mademoiselle" is like
that. It takes your mind off the
subject.
One thing about "Mademoiselle"
used to give me some doubts. In fact,
I used to wonder whether its editors
weren't just a little over-enthusiastic
about the whole thing when they
used the word "smart" in their catch-
line or slogan or what ever you want
to call it. I didn't quite know whether
the reference was to the appearance
of either the readers or the photo-
graphic subjects or, on the other hand,
if it referred to their mentality. As.
if to set me right, the publication in
question came out with a picture of
Jane Nussbaum. I am now certain
that the word "smart" refers to men-
tality.
I do not mean to imply that Janie
isn't "smart" looking. She may be
for all I know. But I do know that
Janie is "smart" . . shall we say
in the head. "Mademoiselle"
proves this by the caption under
Janie's picture which runs something
to the effect that Jane Nussbaum is
"a Pi Phi at Michigan who never uses
powder and," get this, "is never with-
out a date." Yessir, Janie is smart, any
way you look at it. That picture is
equivalent to recognition of braininess
by a nationally recognized authority
on "smartness." It is the crowning
gem in a glittering diadem of self-
improvement at Michigan initiated
by Miss Nussbaum in the November,
1937 issue of Gargoyle,
A Maiden's Praye ...
In that issue of the campus funni-
book was a vitriolic, if somewhat il-
literate, tirade entitled "Michigan
Mugs." It was written by Janie for
.the apparently innocent purpose of
lambasting the foolish sex at Michi-
gan. It had, it now comes to light,
a more subtle purpose. What it did
was to set down exactly what Janie
would like to do on a date. She de-
plored the lack of originality on the
part of Michigan men, maintaining
that they limited their activities to
Union dances, League dances, picture
shows and hanging around the Par-
rot. Janie should have been and was
well acquainted with the last men-
tioned activity because there were
people at that time who suspected
that Janie was a partner in the Par-
rot keeping her eye on the till. She
spent that much time in number one
booth.
... The Ideal Man
What the powderless Pi Phi longed
to see in some ideal man, a specimen
which Michigan was incapable of
producing, was a yen to take his girl
on long walks, to lectures, scientific

Student Loans: There will be a
meeting of the Committee on Stu-
dent Loans in Room 2, University
Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Jan. 17
at which time loans will be consid-
ered for the second semester. Ap-
pointments should be made in ad-
vance.
Women students who wish to
change their residence at the end of
the present semester must notify
their househeads by Monday noon,
Jan. 16.
The Robert Owen Cooperative House
is accepting applications for mem-
bership. Membership blanks can be
obtained at the Dean of Students
Office, Room 2, University Hall or
at the Robert Owen Cooperative
House at 922 S. State St.
Academic Notices
Political Science 52. Makeup exam-
inations will be given in 2037 Angell
Hall Tuesday and Wednesday after-
noons, Jan. 10 and 11, at 2 p.m.
Tabulating Practice 103: The 2
o'clock and 3 o'clock sections will
meet with the 4 o'clock section in
Lecture Room No. 1 Rackham Bldg.
There will be a sound motion pic-
ture on Tabulating Machines.
Notice to Students Planning to do
Directed Teaching: Students expect-
ing to 'do dircted teaching the second
semester are requested to secure as-
signments in Room 2442 University
! Elementary School on Thursday,
Jan. 12, according to the following
schedule:
9:00, Latin, Mathematics, French,
German.
+ BOOKS
By JOSEPH GIES
A number of books of importance
on the Spanish war have appeared in
the past year or so, mostly written in'
foreign languages and not yet avail-
able in translation. One of the best
English studies is that of the Duchess
of Atholl, Searchlight qn Spain, which
came out in England last summer.3
he Duchess of Atholl is a Scottish
nobelwoman, Conservative M.P. for
Kinross and West Perthshire since
1923. Her opposition to Chamberlain
caused her to lose the party nomina-
tion ,of the Conservative Club to her
district last fall and although she
made a strong run independently, she :
was defeated for reelection in De-
cember.
The Duchess's primary interest in
the Spanish war is the threat of the
Empire implicit in the rebellion. She
believes, with Lloyd Gedrge, Winston
Churchill and Liddell Hart, that a
fascist Spain aligned with Germany
and Italy will prove virtually fatal to
Britain and her ally France because
of its strategic position athwart the
Imperial lifeline and France's Afri-
can communications.
But she has gone much more tho-
roughly into the Spanish question
than a mere appraisal of where her
country's selfish interests lie. Her
sympathy for Loyalist Spain also
stems from her study of conditions in
pre-Republican Spain: the 40-cent-a-
day agricultural labor wage, the len-
tils-black-coffee-and-bread diet in
many parts of the country, the thou-
sands of families living in caves and
sand-pits, the 40 per cent national
illiteracy, the university' professors
with salaries of $125 a year; a na-
tion, in short, undernourished, kept
in perpetual ignorance and deprived,
of resources to political action to end
its sufferings.
Katharine Atholl is a woman of"
education and intellect, with a schol-
arly interest in history inherited from
her father, Sir James Ramsay of

notes and references to official re-
ports; hardly a statement is made
without citation of authority.
From Spanish Trenches edited by'
Marcel Acier, is a book of another
sort. It is a collection of letters,
documents, extracts from diaries, etc.,
of men fighting with the Loyalists.
The most famous item in the book
is probably the despatch written by
sJay Allen on the slaughter of inno-
cents in the Badajoz bull ring early
in the war. Blood Flows in Badajoz
is the greatest horror story to come,
out of the war, and one of the great-
est newspaper stories of modern times.
baum, being plumb tuckered out by
'a hard week of Blue Books," poses
a few more suggestions, left better
unquoted for fear of misinterpreta-
tion. On the whole, however, they
'seemed fair enough.4
Well, Michigan men fairly stumbled
over, themselves trying to prove to
Janie that they could betas good as
she wanted. They practiced up on
talking, walking and the several oth-

Exhibitions
Exhibition, College of Archite-
ture: A national exhibition of Rep-
resentative Buildings of the Post-
War Period, selected by the Commit-
tee on Education of the American In-
stitute of Architects and circulated
by the American Federation of Arts
is being shown in the third floor ex-
hibition room, Architecture Build-
ing. Open daily, 9 to 5, except Sun-
day, through Jan. 18. The public is
invited.
Two Exhibits: Paintings by Sarkis
Sarkisian, and prints from the col-
lection of the Detrit Institute of
Arts, under the auspices of the An
Arbor Art Association. Jan. 11 to 25,
afternoons from 2 to 5, North and
South Galleries of Alumni Memorial
Hall.
events Today
Students, School of Dentistry:
There will be a Student Assembly in
the Upper Amphitheatre at 4:15
p.m. today. Rev. Fred Cowin Will
speak on the subject, "A Student's
Religion.'
All dental students and hygienists
are required to attend.
Mathematics Club will meet to-
night at 8 p.m. in the West Confer-
ence Room of the Rackham Build-
ing. Dr. R. C. F. Barteis will
speak on "Boundary Value Problems
in the Theory of Elasticity."
Seminar in Physical Chemisty will
meet in Room 122 Chemistry Bldg.
at 4:15 p.m. today. Mr. Adolf Voigt
Will speak on "Applications of Ultra-
sonics to Chemistry."
"The Significance of the Present
Struggle in the Far East," Dr. Walter
H. Judd, American Doctor from
China, 4:15 p.m. today, Michigan
Union.
Phi Sigma meeting this evening at
8 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the
Rackham Building.
There will be an Initiation of new
members and of Drs. Elizabeth Cros-
by andReuben Kahn as Honorary
Members.
Dr. C. W. Edmunds will speak on
"The Patenting of Medicinal Sub-
stances." Refreshments will be served.
Chemical and Metallurgical En-
gineering Seminar. Mr. Robert R.
White will be the speaker at the
Seminar for graduate students to-
day at 4 p.m. in Room 3201 E. Eng.
Bldg. His subject is: "Phase Equili-
bria of Complex Hydrocarbon Sys-
tems at High Temperatures and Pres-
sure."
Actuarial Studients. Professor J. W.
Glover wil, speak on "The History of
Actuarial Science" at 8 p.m. to-
night in the West Lecture Room of
the Rackham Building. Those who
have application blanks for the Amer-
ican Institute of Actuaries to be
signed are requested to bring them
to this meeting.
La Sociedad Hispanica: Miss oIar-
gar t Moye, of Cooley High Schol,
Detroit, will give an illustrated le-
ture at 4:15 today in 231 Angell Hall
on "Espana antes de la revolucion."
Tickets for the lecture may be ob-
tained at the door before the lecture
or at the office of the secretary in
112 R.L.
Attention Chinese Students: All
Chinese students interested in meet-
ing Dr. Judd who is to speak this
afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Ball-
room of the Michigan Union on "The
Significance of the Struggle in tlie
Far East," are invited to come to the
International Center at 8 o'clock. Dr
Judd will meet students and others
interested in visiting with him in-
formally from 8 to 9 o'clock.

A.S.C.E. There will be a meeting
of the A.S.C.E. tonight, at 7:30 p.m.
in the Union. The business sessipn
will be followed by slides on the
George Washington Bridge.
Association Fireside: Dr. E. W.
Blakeman will discuss "Concrete Re-
ligion" this evening, eight o'clock,
Lane Hall.
Freshmen Glee Club: There will be
a meeting at 4:15 today in the Michi-
gan Union.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 1939 10:00, Science fine arts.
VOL. XLIX. No. 77 vial subjects.
11:00, English, Speech.
Student Tea: President and Mrs. 1:30, Social Studies.'
Ruthven will be at home to students, Assignments are'made in
Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. of application.

commer-
the order

Freshmen Women's Glee
meeting tonight in the game
of the League at 7:15 p.m.

Club
room

Fraternity Presidents: Attention is
called to the special meeting of all
house presidents tonight at 7:15.
Student Book Exchange:, Meeting
for Book-Exchange applicants at 5
p.m. today in Room 319 - 23,
Michigan Union. All applic~ants arev

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