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NIGHT EDITOR: MORTON C. JAMPEL
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of the Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
POWER INCOME groups dread hos-
pitalization as though it were a
plague. Hospital treatment means an aftermath
of bills which dwarf the worker's monthly sal-
ary and which, for many months, take from him
the money he needs to maintain a decent living
standard for his family. A service that the labor-
er should look upon as a necessity is to him a
Now that public opinion is demanding
changes in this system of hospital treatment,
scores of solutions are being tested by cooper-
ative groups, cities and states. Hospital insur-
ance services have suddenly developed through-
out the country, and before the end of 1938 these
services had enrolled more than two million
Last week the Michigan Hospital Aociation
and the Detroit District Hospital Council an-
nounced a plan that will establish in Michigan
an ambitious program for hospitalization. If the
plan is adopted, Michigan hospitals will be joined
in a non-profit association to provide adequate
hospital service for the state's lower income.
Under the plan, hospital service is made avail-
able to employed persons in the state for 60
cents a month. An entire family, including hus-
band and wife and all children under 19 years,
may purchase hospital service at five cents a day
or . .1.50 a month. This includes room and board,
general nursing, operating room service and
clinical laboratory service. Maternity service will
be available to subscribers who have held con-
tracts for 12 months or more, but ordinary medi-
cal service is not included in the plan.
In this way the bugbear of hospitalization will
be removed from the lower income groups of
Michigan. The hospitals are to be commended
for planning this initial reform. There will still
remain, however, the important step of lowering
the cost of ordinary medical care, which will
not be affected by the Michigan plan.
A plan that goes all the way is being considered
by the California Medical Association. The plan
allows any worker earning less than $2,500 a year
to obtain, at a cost of $2.65 per month, a maxi-
mum of 21 days of hospitalization, and all the
medical care needed with the exception of treat-.
ment for mental illness or tuberculosis, which is
already provided by state institutions. A maxi-
mum payment of $72 a year would provide full
family coverage, and for smaller families the
charge would be less.
Reforms in medical care are needed fully as
much as those in hospitalization. The lower in-
come groups are unable to plan for the pay-
ment of doctor bills under present conditions, and
the Michigan hospitalization plan does nothing
to alleviate ths burden, although a separate
group medical insurance plan has been proposed
by the state doctors. But, furthermore, prevent-
ative medicine is severely limited in its applica-
tion when great numbers of the population are
unable financially to visit a doctor before their
illnesses become acute.
IfPr.}linnn. '7n-r .1 malita ~.cn i9:? .r
Suggests Refugee Scholarships
To the Editor:
Why don't you publish the following quotation
from The New Republic for Jan.. 25, 1939. Its
relevance to us at the University of Michigan
will be obvious.
"The generous offer of scholarships for stu-
dent refugees made by Harvard College and its
students has been widely copied. Yale, Ford-
ham, Bryn Mawr, Radcliffe, Mount Holyoke,
Northwestern, Swarthmore, the University of
Wyoming, Columbia and about fifty other
colleges have established committees to help
those whom the Nazis have robbed of the chance
for education. Harvard offered twenty $500
scholarships for German refugee students with
the proviso that the undergraduate body raise
an additional $10,000 to pay for living expenses.
The money was subscribed in six weeks. Most
of the other college refugee-aid plans are on
the same basis: the administration and the
student body match equal contributions. During
Christmas vacation delegates from thirty col-
leges alid universities met and formed an Inter-
collegiate Committee to Aid Student Refugees.
It will assist in coordinating the work of the
campus locals, help in the difficult task of rais-
ing money, act as a clearing-house for informa-
tion and technical advice and try to increase
national sympathy for the project. This pro-
gram of student-help-student works both ways.
Since its inception, the Nazi government has
been sending us exchange students, carefully
handpicked to represent the Hitler government.
For a change, the classmates of German stu-
dents in American universities will get the minor-
Deplores Barrenness Of Play
To the Editor:
I suppose one should for decency's sake, object
to at least one phase of University life during his
sojourn here, or people might say that his educa-
tion has proved to be fruitless, or that he is
something of an educational sluggard. To date,
I have taken education as it comes, in one ear
and out the other, as many students do, but I
was snapped out of my mental lethargy the other
day when I saw the stage presentation of "The
Lest I be condemned for failure to appreciate
an artistic presentation of an extremely dubious
play, I should like to state that the interpreta-
tion of the characters was excellent, and the
people involved really did a splendid job in their
By WILLIAM J. LICHTENWANGER
Bartlett And Robertson
Musical pleasure of the most substantial yet
unspectacular sort was- the offering of the hus-
band-and-wife piano team, Rae Robertson and
Ethel Bartlett, in Hill Auditorium last night. It
was too bad imminent exams and icy weather
were on hand to greet the team's first Ann Arbor,
appearance, for a number of empty seats leered
unexpressively through some of the most satis-
fying musical performances we have heard
heard in a long time.
Not the least attractive aspect of the evening
was the program, superbly varied in material yet
forming a unified whole. The Handelian flour-
ish which announces the arrival of the Queen
of Sheba in the Oratorio Solomon preceded three
Bah transcriptions in the first group: a Gigue,
the aria "Sheep may safely graze," and a Pre-
lude in E major. Then came the piece de resist-
ance, Brahms' Variations on a Theme of Haydn
in the composer's original two-piano version.
Milhaud's Scaramouche Suite of three pieces,
Infante's Andalusian Dance, Granados' "Lover
and the Nightingale," Abraham Chasm's Rush
Hour in Hong-Kong, and the Liszt Campanella
formed the second half of the program.
Two qualities were most striking in the per-
formance of-the two pianists. One was the
infinite feeling shown for each of the numer-
ous styles represented on the program. The
broad, sustained melodic line of the Bach aria;
the harpsichord-like grace of Gluck's Paris and
Helen Gavotte, heard in encore; the Southern
verve of Milhaud's Brazilian D3iice; the tender
romanticism of Liszt's Liebestrauxn, another en-
core, and the glittering virtuosity of La Can-,
panella; and finally the rich meat of the Brahms
Variations-each was treated with perfect sym-
pathy for its own individual style. There was no
highly individual "interpreting" of a composer's
music; one felt that what he heard was the
only right and possible meaning.
Secondly, the evening was remarkable for the
brilliancy of its piano ensemble playing. Not a
digital brilliancy, or one of volume, but the per-
fect execution of complete understanding be-
tween the performers. The piano, for once, did
not break its strings trying to be an orchestra,
and neither did it dally with sweet and tinkling
sounds, signifying nothing. Robertson, particu-
larly, displayed that rarest of techniques, one of
which the listener is not consciously aware. Both
left no doubt of the sincerity of their musical
ideals or of their ability to carry out those
ideals in performance.
acting. The numerous details,which must be at-
tended to, were, by and large, competently
executed, and a general atmosphere of able
directing seemed to permeate the entire two acts.
But the selection of "The Petrified Forest" as
representative of an educational institution dedi-
cated to the task of improving mankind-ay,
there's the rub! What a sterile philosophy of
life underlies the action! The young writer in
the play, Alan Squier, becomes a victim to
something akin to futilitarianism and molds
his life along the pattern suggested in T. S.
Eliot's, "The Hollow Men." He feels he is ac-
complishing something when he gives up his life
and life insurance policy for the good of Gabriel
Maple, but he has done nothing smore than meet
an untimely end. Alan realizes that there is
nothing in life for him and his actions are ap-
parently the result of a philosophy derived from
influences of weak and ineffectual literary ef-
Such plays as "The Petrified Forest" are re-
flections, I believe, on the sterility of contemp-
orary literature, and the weaknesses of such
works lie in the absence of ability to present a
relationship between man and civilization in a
disordered world. The result is a literature, like
life itself, full of futility and smacking of the
psychopathic ward. Yet there are many writers
today who can write passionately of the life of
man energetic, and it is to these men that we
look for comfort and guidance.
Alan Squier evidently embraced the philoso-
phy which is reflected in Eliot's, "The Hollow
Men," one which is a feeble lament over a dead
past. Three lines from his poem are sufficient to
illustrate my statement:
"We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Few present day writers escape this hollow-
ness, and "The Petrified Forest" is a production
devoid of that binding element which ties man
to his society and gives him a vital purpose in
life. Is not one of the purposes of education to
provide a means by which an individual can
become adjusted to his environment? How can
one justify the presentation of a play in a large
University that conveys nothing but an air of
dejection and a feeling of futility? Certainly,
those who were instrumental in choosing the
play are much to be condemned for their choice.
Having given vent to my feelings, and, as a
result in a much better mood, I can retire into
my vacuum of suspended animation and resume
once more the aimless frivolities of student life.
-George R. Beissel, '?l*
To the Editor:
Your screen critic, Mr. Harvey Swados, in
yesterday's Daily reviewed the Arf Cinema
League's film "Greed." I do not wish to find
fault with his comments on the production-
that is his opinion; however, in his synopsis of
the plot I do not feel that he presented an accur-
In the first place, Mr. Swados says: "He
(McTeague) marries the girl friend of his pal.
His pal becomes angry and reports him to the
authorities as a quack." Thus Mr. Swados im-
plies that McTeague's friend, Marcus, is jealous
because McTeague got the girl. The jealousy,
however, is caused by the fact that the girl won
$5,000 in a lottery, which would have belonged
to Marcus had he not given her up to McTeague.
Then your critic comes out of a clear blue
sky and says "McTeague kills his wife to get
$5,000 she has won in a lottery," without even
mentioning the privation and poverty McTeague
went through so that his money-grabbing wife
could have more gold to fondle.
Mr. Swados apparently loses the entire point
of the picture when he describes the ending.
"They fight, McTeague kills Marcus, but Marcus
has handcuffed him to himself. McTeague re-
leases the canary and sits down next to Marcus
waiting for death." He neglects to mention that
Marcus was fighting McTeague so that he might
get the $5,000 which he believed rightfully be-
longed to him. He also neglects to mention Van
Stroheim's whole idea,-the fact that McTeague
wa there, he had $5,000, and yet he was in the
middle of death valley with no water, about to'
die. Norris' and Stroheim's point brought out
in both the novel and the cinema was that after
all of this fighting, skimping, and misery through
which the three major characters had gone to
obtain the money, it did them no good.
-Dave Lachenbruch, '42
Student Addresses Professor
To the Editor :
A few days ago, Room 231 Angell Hall
was a stock exchange for positions on the Cen-
tral Frolic Connittee. Candidates and their
staunchest supporters handed out election prop-
aganda right in front of the polls. They harassed
those on line with pleas, last minute advice, and
innumerable "don't forgets."
I overheard this conversation between- a pul-
chritudinous candidate and a prospective voter:
Campaigner: "Are all your girl selectionsfilled
Voter: "Well, I did have Miss "Blank" in mind,
but I still have another choice. Do you have any
Campaigner: "Oh, vote for , she's swell."
Doter: "But I don't know ."
Campaigner: "That's nothing, take my word
for it, she's smooth."
I protest against this modified log rolling. If
Turn about is fair play. On numer-
ous occasions I have picketed, and
yesterday afternoon, on 41st St. and
Broadway, I was being picketed. That
was not the orig-
inal intention of
.. the line, but it
developed in that
It-may even be
that I gave the
demonstr a t i o n
some aid and en-
enough with my being in the strange
estate of having a lieutenant and
five cops as an escort to protect me
from mob violence. I told the police
I wanted to be on my own, but they
insisted upon ringing around me to
offer sticcor. With a confrere I went
to watch the Father Coughlin line
which every Sunday gathers for a
demonstration against a radio station
which fell into dispute with the kindly
cleric of Royal Oak.
The interest of myself and my col-
league lay in the growing manifesta-
tions of anti-Semitism in these gath-
erings. While prejudice has existed in
America before, I have never seen it
in such flagrant form. I think it is
The line shifted from its original
rendezvous down to WOR, which
seems to enter somewhat dimly into
the controversy. It was at this second
spot that I talked with some of the
leaders of the line. I said then and
am glad to say again that obviously
any group has a right to demonstrate
against lifting the embargo. On many
occasions I have spoken for loyalist
Spain. In spite of my own feelings it
would be wholly illogical to me to
maintain that the other side should
not have every right to use identical
AI Imported Produtct
But I still cannot understand why
the issue of anti-Semitism should be
lugged in. Leaders of the line denied
that there was any anti-Jewish ani-
mus in their intentions. It is true that
some of the slogans set up by the
marchers are not reflected in the plac-;
ards carried. And one might mini-
mize vagrant calls by saying, "We
cannot control what some volunteer
enthusiast may choose to cry out in
But in the placards themselves1
there is much to justify the accusa-
tion that the Father Coughlin picket
line has translated an anti-Com-
munist demonstration into a Hitler-
like drive against Jewis participation
in either business or politics in Ameri-
ca. This is not in accord with the'
American tradition which the march-
ers pretend to support.
Specifically, one of the placards
which is carried reads, "Two chickens
in every pot. No Frankfurters."
Cars parked along the sidewalk in
the line of marchers are found with
stickers which say, "Buy Christian."
Another placard which I saw read,
"Buy Christian and employ Chris-
On The Factual Front
"Thats a lie," he said. I pointed out
the Frankfurter placard and he re-
plied, "We do not approve of that.
We dont want it." Nevertheless, the'
sign has been displayed for more than
two weeks and it was not removed
when the pickets shifted from WMCA
At this latter point I went into a
huddle with several men who pro-
fessed to be in charge. On some points
we agreed, but finally one of the
spokesmen -made the assertion, "After
all, Hitler saved Christianity."
On that I took an immediate dis-
sent and I am willing to pursue it.
I think that the Father Couglln
picket line has brought New Yok
noticeably closer to Berlin. I'm
And when I stood and listened to
a chant from the marchers, "Send
Broun back where he came from,"
I submit that as a free American I
should have the right to refuse to be
deported to the land of my birth,
which, by an ill chance, happens to
Seek To Alter
Assistant Secretary of Commerce
Richard C. Patterson yesterday pro-
posed that legislative action be urged
by the government's monopoly in-
vestigating committee to curb any
abuses which might have crept into
the operation of the federal patent
The proposal is sound and by no
stretch of the imagination does it
imply that changes are sought which
would render the patent law impotent.
That would indeed be foolhardy. For
through the many years of its exist-
ence the law has encouraged 31ven-
tion and thereby stimulated pro gress.
It has guaranteed to protect the in-
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University, and that full information
be submitted concerning all candi-
It is customary to announce the
award at the time of the Henry Rus-
sel Lecture, whihe may take placei
this year as early as the first of
March. It is therefore requested
that all nominations, accompanied by
supporting material, be submitted to
the Chairman of the Committee,
Margaret Elliott, 201 Tappan Hall,
not later than Feb. 15.
Student Loans: All applications for
loans for the second semester must
be filed in Room 2, University Hall
not later than Friday, Jan. 27.
Automobile Regulation: Permission
to drive for social purposes during
the week-end of the J-Hop from Fri-
day noon, Feb. 10, until Monday
morning, Feb. 13, at 8 a.m., may be
obtained at Room 2, University Hall,
through the following procedure:
1. Parent signature cards should beI
secured at this office and sent homeI
for the written approval of the par-
2. Upon presentation of the signed i
card together with accurate informa-
tion with regard to the make, type
and license number of the car to be
used, a temporary permit will beI
granted. It is especially important
to designate the year of the license
plates which will be on the car during
the weekend of Feb. 10.
3. Out of town cars used for the
week-end must not be brought into!
Ann Arbor before 12 o'clock noon on
Friday, Feb. 10, and must be taken
out before 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13.
The foregoing will not apply to'
those students who possess regularj
driving permits. The above permis-
sion will automatically be granted to
this group. -
. Office of the Dean of Students.c
All Engineering College studentsi
classified by Professor Frank A.z
Mickle in September, 1938, pleasei
watch the bulletin board just outsideI
of Room 339 West Engineering Bldg.
for announcement about classifica-
tion numbers. -
All students having lockers in Roomsr
323, 333 and 335 West Engineering
Building, please remove your loks
and equipment on or before Wednes-
day, Feb. 8, 1939. If you are going
to enroll in any design course next
semester your teacher in that course
will assign you another locker the
first week of the second semester. All
locks will be cut off after the above
date so that the lockers can be as-..
signed for use the second semester.I
The Bureau of Appointments has
received notice of the following Civilt
Service Examinations. Last date for1
filing application is given in each
United States Civil Service:
Chief Topographic Draftsman. Sal-t
ary: $2,600. Fseb. 21.
Principal Topographic Draftsman.,
Salary: $2,300. Feb. 21.l
Senior Topographic Draftsman.I
Salary: $2,000. Feb. 21.
Topographic, Draftsman. Salary:
$1,800. Feb. 21.1
Assistant Topographic Draftsman.3
Salary: $1,620. Feb. 21.
Biologist (Wildlife). Salary: $3,800.
Field Representative. Salary: $3,-
200. Feb. 14.,
Scientific Aid (Graphic Arts). Sal-
ary: $1,800. Feb. 13.
U.S. Nat'l Museum, Smithsonian
Assistant Wool Technologist. Sal-
ary: $2,600. Feb. 13.
Supervising Inspector. Salary: $3,-
800. Feb. 14.
Senior Inspector. Salary: $3,200.
Inspector. Salary: $2,600. Feb. 14.
Wage-Hour Division, Dept. of La-
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 P.M.,
11:00 A.M. on Saturday.
Complete announcements are on
file at the University Bureau of Ap-
pointments and Occupational Infor-
mation, 201 Mason Hall, office hours:
9-12 and 2-4.
University Bureau of Appoinments
and Occu patfinal informaati01n,21
Mason Hall. Office Hours: 9-12 and
Biological Chemistry123: The couse
in blood chemistry will be given in
he second semester on either Mon-
lay, Tuesday or Wednesday morn-
ing. Students who wish to take this
,ourse should obtain permission, be-
fore the end of this semester, from
either Dr. H. C. Eckstein, Room 320
Yest Medical Building or Dr. H. B.
Lewis, Room 317 West Medical Bldg.
Aero. 6, Experimental Aerodynam-
ics: The final examination in this
ourse will be given on Mohday, Jan.
30, from 2 to 6 p.m., in .Room 3046
Cast Engineering Building.
Aeronautical Engineering, Students:
lassification numbers for sophomore,
funior and senior students in Aero-
autical Engineering will be given out
n Room B-47 East Engineering Mdg.
t 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 10. In the
,ase of students who have board jobs
tr other employment during the se-
nester, early classification numbers
nay be obtained from the Secretary
a ' the Department of Aeronautical
engineering before Feb. 10.
Geology 11 make-up bluebooks will
e given on Friday, Jan. 27, at 9 a.m.
n Natural Science Auditorium. At
io other time will they be given.
Geology II9 Fial examination (Feb.
19-12 a.m.) will be hield in the same
ooms as usual. A-M, Natural Sci-
nce Auditorium; N-Z 231 Angell Hall,
Graduate Students may now obtain
"egistration material in the Admin-
strative Office, Rackham Building.
payment of fees and classifications by
alphabetical sequence will commence
[hursday, Feb. 9, and. continue
;hrough Saturday noon, Feb. 11, in
C. S. Yoakum, Dan
Psychoogy 103: Students intending
,o elect this course next semester
;hould make application for entrance
>efore the registration period in
Rooms 2134 or 2125 Natural Science
All students who have elected ip-
lied music for credit must -make ap-
ointments for individual examina-
ions in applied music before the
8th of January at the office of the
Musical Director, School of Music
Scientific German. A course, Ger-
man 36, "Scientific German" will be
offered in the second semester. It is
desin wd for and open only to stu-
dents who are concentrating orpre-
paring to concentrate in one of the
Prerequisites: Courses German 1
and 2 in jthe University (or equiva-
lent in high school), and German 31
or 35. MTWF, 9. 203 U. H. Nord-
meyer. Four hours credit.
English I Room Assignments for
Final Examination Tuesday, Jan. 31,
Arthos, 101 Ec.
Bacon, 101 Ec.
Baum, 1121 N.S.
Bertram, 202 Ec.
Calver, 4003 A.H.
Cassidy, 1209 A.H.
Chang, 2215 A.H.
Dean, 229 A.
Everett, 215 A.H.
Ford, 18 A.H.
Giovannini, W. Lee. Phys.
Greenhut, W. Lec. Phys.
Haines, 2054 N.S.
Hanna, 2003 N.S.
Hart, 6 A.H,
Hathaway, 2235 A.H.
Helm, 2014 A.H.
Knode, 4203 A.H.
Menger, 205 S.W.
O'Neill, 103 R.L.
Peake, 202 W. Phys.
Schenk, 203 U.H.
Schroeder, 201 U.H.
m m. m LT T,r -- h.
Feb. 21. It
Associate Biologist (Wildlife). Sal- F
ary $3,200. Feb. 21.
Assistant Biologist (Wildlife). Sal-
ary: $2,600. Feb. 21.
Associate Aircraft Inspector. Sal-c
ary : $2,900. Feb. 20.C
Associate Air Carrier Maintenancec
Inspector. Salary: $2,900. Feb. 20. t
Associate Aeronautical Inspector.r
Salary: $3,500. Feb. 20.
Assistant Aeronautical Inspector.
Salary: $3,200. Feb. 20.l
Link Trainer Operator-Instructor.
Salary: $2,900. Feb. 20.z
Deck Cadet and Engineer Cadet in
American Merchant Marine. Mini-
mum pay: $50 per month plus main-
tenance. March 1.
Principal Informational Represen-
Lative. Wage and Hour Division, De-
partment of Labor. Salary: $5,600.
City of Detroit Civil Service:
Senior Accountant. Salary: $3,300.
Principal Accountant. Salary: $4,-:
020. Feb. 9.
Bricklayer -(Tunnels). Prevailing
rate. Feb. 7.
Complete announcements are on
file at the University Bureau of Ap-
pointments and Occupational Infor-'
mation, 201 Mason Hall; Office Hours
912 and 2-4.
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information.
he Bureau of Appointments has re-I
ceived notice of the following civil
service examinations. Last date for
filing application is given in each;
New York City Service. Able Bodied