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NIGHT EDITOR: ROBERT W. BOGLE
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T HE SITUATION in Europe, as well
as the neutrality debate now con-
cluded in Congress, has crowded the latest de-
velopments in the Far East from the front
pages of our newspapers. Undeclared war be-
tween China and Japan is still going on with
Japan, as a result of the turn of events in Europe,
in a more embarrassing position than she has
ever been in since the war started.
Japan has "lost- face" as a result of her un-
successful military ventures because day by day
she is meeting stronger resistance from a people
stubbornly fighting to free themselves from the,
aggressor:-for the right to establish their civil-
ization in their own way. As, the struggle goes,
on, China is becoming educated. Those subjected
to the Japanese yoke are not taking it lying down;
while the others under the able Chiang Kai-Shek
are fast-uniting and actually conducting offen-
sives. What they need to carry on major drives
against the Japanese are arms, in quantity as
well as quality, which she is getting to a small
extent from Russia.
Separated now from her two partners in the
Rome-Berlin-Tokio ,axis, Japan is strongly de-
pendent upon the United States, unforeseen as
this may have been. In January, the Treaty of
1911 will be abrogated with little likelihood of
its renewal. Business for American manufac-
turers has boomed as a result of the present
neutrality law and American business men now
regard the trade with Japan as insignificant.
As a result, an embargo against Japan would
not have serious repercussions in this country,
whereas it would be . a terrific blow to Japan,
who depend upon the United States for approxi-
mately 50 per c'ent of her war materials.
Ambassador Grew has warned the Japanese
government that our country does not approve
of the actions of the Japanese army in China,
and backs this up by wielding the invisible
though potent club-economic sanctions.
Japanese officials are not unaware of the situ-
ation they are in and will seek to, give the United
States no cause to apply an embargo. In trying
to combat the situation, Japan is trying to estab-.
lish a puppet state in China headed by Wang
Ching-Wei, who is regarded by the Chinese
people a traitor to his country because he favors
Japan. The idea is to establish this puppet
state, definitely prejudiced in favor of Japan,
to conclude a peace with Japan, and at the
same time attempt a compromise with other
nations who have held spheres of influence in
China since China was opened to western civili-
zation and commerce. The State Department:
does ~not seem to be fooled by any such plan.
Japan is not making any headway against a
China united behind their leader and has been
forced to modify her program in China by world
events, notably the strategic 'position of the
United States. This is an opportune time for
the United States to enforce an embargo against
Japan in order that a courageous Chinese people
may have a chance to win their struggle for
liberation and establish their own civilization
without Japanese "altruistic" assistance.
In 1938 railroads in the United States paid
$364,767,565 in taxes, or approximately $1,000,000
per day. -The Daily Maroon
The Dionne quintuplets have not yet been told
about the war. Well, they are not much more
in the dark than European newspaper readers.
Chicago Daily News
WASHINGTON-It's all being done quietly,
but Senator Bob Taft's drive for the 1940 GOP
nomination really is going places.
The Ohioan's managers are losing no time in
corralling the key Southern leaders who are able
to deliver entire blocs of delegates from the
Southern States. Already
signed up and working hard
for Taft are John Marshall
of West Virginia, Assistant
Attorney General and one of
she patronage dispensers un-
ier Coolidge; also the famous
Perry Howard of Mississippi,
colored National Committee-
man and veteran delegate
Howard was an important
figure in the pre-convention Hoover campaign of
1928 and has ridden herd on Southern dele-
gate groups at many GOP conventions.
Moreover Taft, personally, is letting no grass
grow under his feet. Last week, while attention
was focused on the closing rounds of the neu-
trality battle, he had a quiet luncheon in the
Capitol with Joe Pew, Pennsylvania's multi-
millionaire oilman Republican boss.
Pew was the master mind behind the elec-
tion of Gov. Arthur James last year, and was
grooming him as a 1940 dark--
horse. But James' bungling
has cooled Pew's ardor and he ..
is looking over the field for .
another favorite. Whether
Taft will be the man remains
to be seen, but politics con-
sider their secret pow-wow
Among politicians there is <~
genuine professional admira-
tion for the way Taft's cam-
paign is being handled. But in one State the
boys credit his managers with a bloomer.
This is in Iowa, where ex-Senator Lester
Dickinson was picked to act as host to Taft
when he stumps the State later this month.
(Taft has been working for more than a
month on the speech he will make in Iowa ex-
plaining why he voted against the farm parity
price appropriation last spring.)
Among Iowa Republican leaders, Dickinson is
considered a "hoodoo." Although their entire
state ticket won hands down last year, he was
nosed out by Democratic Senator Guy Gillette,
who is not overly popular. So when A. K. Barta,
Taft advance man, visited Iowa to make arrange-
ments for the trip, he carefully sidestepped
Dickinsonron the advice of local leaders.
Thereupon Dickinson wired naive David Ingalls
of Cleveland, Taft manager, offering to take
Taft under his wing, and Ingalls accepted. Whe,.
Taft's Iowa friends got the news they sent hot
wires of protest, warning that Dickinson's tie-
up was a mistake, but it was too late. He had
his nose under the tent and wasn't getting out.
By JAMES E. GREEN
Play Production opened its 1939-40 season at
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre last night in an
not-inauspicious manner with Family Portrait
by Lenore Coffee and William Joyce Cowen. Ann
Arbor theatre-goers have, over a period of
years, come to expect a rather high standard
of direction, acting and production. Last night's
performance gave them reason to think that it
would not be otherwise this year.
Family Portrait is a rather interesting treat-
ment of what is, by its very nature, an extreme-
ly difficult subject. The action of the play
revolves about the life of the mother and family
of Jesus during the years of his preaching and
his crucifixion. To what extent such a treat-
ment will be successful must be determined by
the extent to which its authors succeed in
humanizing what is, at least for most of its
audience, the matter of theology and Christian
mythology. For most of that audience the
action off stage has been so deeply ingrained
into their consciousness that it always hangs
as a threat over the action upon the stage and
threatens to engulf it. Every second line is re-
plete with dramatic irony and if the play is to
be, as its title states, a family portrait every one
of those lines must be read for its value. within
the framework of the play and not that secon-
dary meaning. Whether that is possible I shall
attempt to bring out subsequently.
The leading figure in this "family" drama is
Mary, the mother of Jesus. It is entirely possible
that Mary, in real life, like her son, was a mystic
but it is hard to conceive her so in this play.
June Madison who played the part last night
sometimes played it as though she already felt
the weight of a thousands years of Virgin wor-
ship upon her shoulders. In the scenes which
only that she be a mother to a family of carpen-
ters she gave a good performance but she dropped
into an almost mystic trance at each mention
of the name of her absent son. She was a good
mystic and a good mother but she could not be
both and give a consistent characterization. ID
fact, there was at times a tendency on the part
of the whole cast to point up those doubly sig-
nificant lines. The fault lay, however, not so
much with them as with the play itself. The
interest of the audience was constantly being
By Youn gGulver
EVERYBODY knows that Mark Twain. once
said, "Everybody complains about the
weather, but nobody ever does anything about
it." Gulliver is going to exercise the prerogative
which should be accorded to every columnist who
concerns himself with high and serious things:
he is going to cavil about the weather. Further-
more, he is going to advance some very specific
Weather is at its worst in the morning. No-
body can deny that. This stuff that they call
rain in Ann Arbor has some mysterious miasmic
effect on food; it makes breakfast taste as
though it's been lying around in the backyard
all night. It turns milk blue and coffee grey.
It turns rolls into mudpies and doughnuts into
Weather isn't any too good during the day. It
smacks soggy leaves against your face. It dribbles
driblets of rain down your neck. It ruins your
shoes. It ruins your disposition.
Weather isn't too 'bad at night, but sometimes
it can be pretty foul. If you've ever tried to
sleep under a leaky roof, you'll know what I'm
Now Gulliver feels very strongly about the
weather. There has been entirely too much of
it lately for it to have been accidental. Evident-
ly there is some sort of plot afoot to make life
miserable for Michigan students, especially Gul-
liver. The first thing Gulliver wants to say to
the individual who has been causing all this
weather is: "You can't frighten Gulliver out of
town. He's going to stick it out until Angell Hall
floats down State Street, and even then he's
going to make his way to his typewriter by kayak,
if necessary. You cannot prevent Gulliver from
trumpeting the Truth if you submerge Ann Arbor
in forty fathoms of rainwater."
ACTION is imperative. A committee should
be formed of leading campus figures. It will
represent every one who has tried in vain to get
rid of a cold in the past month. It should in-
quire into the sinister activities of the anti-intel-
lectuals who have been sneering at colleges and
college professors, who have evinced nothing but
contempt for college-trained men and women,
and who have impugned Gulliver's integrity. The
committee will discover that the guilt for the
weather rests squarely on these men's shoulders.
Following that, a mass meeting should be held
on the Library steps. The perpetrators of the
slippery scheme must be informed in no uncer-
tain terms that Michigan students will no longer
permit the weather to go on. If necessary a boy-
cott should be invoked. Those participating will
have nothing to do with the weather. They will
lock themselves in their rooms and will not leave
them until they are certain of victory.
Letters of protest must be circulated. Petitions
must be signed. Airplanes will be chartered to
drop leaflets reading DO EVERYTHING IN
YOUR POWER TO SEE THAT THE WEATHER
DOES NOT GO ON. signed, ANN ARBOR ANTiI-
Slogans come readily to mind. WHY LET THE
ARBORETUM GO TO WASTE? WE PREFER
DRY LECTURES TO WET STUDENTS. And \o
on. If we all get together on this issue and
fight it to a finish, victory should be ours by
Gulliver will not be drowned out.
S EE IT ®v
To the Editor
Believing that Armistice Day has gained new
significance, we the students of the University
consider it a fitting time to pay tribute to Michi-
gan men who in 1917-18 died to end war. Three
hundred students and faculty, holding the con-
viction that they were fighting to destroy war,
died on European soil. American entrance intd
another World War 'would make their sacrifice
more than futile. Today in convocation at 4
p.m. in Hill Auditorium we, students and faculty,
will express our obligation to keep the United
States out of the present war.
Cal Kresin Martin Dworkis
Don Treadwell Robert Rosa
Daniel B. Suits Tom Adams
Dorothy Shipman Bill Scott
Barbara Bassett E. William Muehl
Phil Westbrook Carl Petersen
Mary Frances Reek
To the Editor:
I think we should celebrate Armistice real well
this year. It probably will be legally cancelled
next year. And I think that a swing version of.
'Over There' will be beautifully tearful.
I have an aunt in Iowa who wrote me 'wasn't
it fine that Congress got together and put aside
their dreadful old politics, which I don't under-
stand anyway, for the good of keeping the
country out of war.' I'm pretty sure it was she.
My roommate said he read something like that
in the Detroit papers. But then my aunt has
capable. John Schwarzwalder as Joseph and
David Gibson as James. two of the brothers,
gave able and convincing performances. Grace
Dunshee as Mary Cleophas probably did more to
make the play seem what it claimed to be than
did any other in the cast. Her humanity was
always human. Arthur Klein as Judas Iscariof
contributed a very fine bit in the last scene
as he rushed to the betrayal of Jesus. And
It Seems To Me
By Heywood Broun
Unlike any other crafts the son or
daughter of the newspaperman rare-
ly follows in his father's footsteps.
There are properties, of course, in
which a founder's name has been
preserved to the third or fourth gen-
eration, and even the nieces of a
novelist send pieces to the -maga-
zines. But the news-gathering strain
seldom persists. The general feel-
ing seems to be that one reporter is
sufficient responsibility for any fam-
ily. I think this is a pity. Journal-
ism is in need of an enduring per-
sonal tradition, and I could wish for
reportorial lineage comparable to the
Drews and Barrymores in the the-
atre, the house of Taft in law and
the Roosevelts in politics.
If the usual count in the city
room is one and out the reason
probably lies with the reporter him-
self. He grouses a great deal about
the game in which he participates,
and on such occasions as he gets a
good look at his son and heir he is
inclined to recommend to the lad
that he prepare himself for ditch
digging or some other occupation
which will keep him in a nice cold
sewer. It is a curious tradition of
American journalism that no one is
supposed to speak well of it until he
has left that part of his life behind.
Men immured in rocking chairs or
advertising offices may often wax
sentimental and eloquent about their
reportorial days, but this privilege
was denied to them in the days when
they themselves were on the street.
I began in days before my voice had
wholly changed, and there was never
an old newspaperman who failed to
say, "My boy, take the advice of one
wo knows and flee this job before
it is too late."
Mostly they told me to get into
business or study engineering. But
now it is too late for flight, and
frankly I'm glad I did not listen to
the older men. Business is a pre-
carious occupation, and there's no
future in it. Indeed, I often awake
and shudder at the thought of the
taxes I would be paying now if I had
taken up business at the time my
confereres warned me.
No, the newspaper craft is a good
way of life although there are not
enough jobs to go around. However,
since this siuation obtains elsewhere
it cannot be set down as a final criti-
cism As in other branches of the
pursuit :of bread, one must take the
bitter with the bitter, but aside from
legal consultants there are few men
who can travel as far on a foot-pound
of energy as a reporter who knows
the ropes. Naturally, I have run
across those who worked desperately
hard, Back along about 1910,. and)
'for the next five years, I was a glutton
for punishment myself. Very quick-
ly one learns how much can be done
with a twist of the wrist. And I have
always 'found the coasting better in
a city room than at St. Moritz or
Lake Placid. If I could convert my
own son away from his peculiar am-
bition to be a college professor, I
would certainly try to push him into
Naturally I would advise him to
grow a mustache and pick a writing
name which is less cumbersome. But
chiefly I would tell him to watch
the better crop of fighters as they
perform in those fifteen-round bouts
for titles. Tony Canzoneri, until the
night he got tagged, was a master
in pacing himself and waiting for
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Room 4 University Hall from Nov. 9
through Nov. 22. A fee of one dollar
is charged each student which must
be paid at the Cashier's Office by
Nov. 22 so that the University will be
able to order the required number
Women Students Attending the
Pennsylvania Game: Women students
wishing to attend the Pennsylvania-
Michigan game are required to regis-
ter in the Office of the Dean of Wom-
en. A letter of permission from par-
ents must be in this office not later
than Wednesday, Nov. 15. If the stu-
dent does not go by train, special per-
mission for another mode of travel
must be included in the parent's let-
ter. Graduate women are invited to
register in this office.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
will hold a registration meeting in
the Natural Science Auditorium at
4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 This
meeting will be conducted by Dr. Pur-
dom, Director of the Bureau. It is
open to all students, both seniors and
graduate students, as well as staff
members, and applies to people who
will be seeking positions at any time
within the next year. Only one reg-
istration is held during the 'school
year, and everyone who will be avail-
able through next August should en-
roll at this time.
The Bureau has two placement div-
isions: Teaching and General. The
General Division registers people who
are interested in any kind of work
other than teaching.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
Civil Service examinations. The last
date for filing application is noted in
Senior Procurement Inspector, sal-
ary: $2,600, Dec. 4.
Procurement Inspector, salary: $2,-
300, Dec. 4.
Assistant Procurement Inspector,
salary: $2;000, Dec. 4.
Junior- Procurement Inspector, sal-
ary: $1,600, Dec. 4.
Assistant Inspector of Hulls, salary:
$3,200, Dec. 27.
Assistant Inspector of Boilers, sal-
ary: $3,200, Dec. 27.
Special Agent, Trade and Indus-
trial Education, salary: $3,800, Dec. 4.
Chief Accountant (Transportation
Statistics), salary: $4,600, Dec. 4.
Assistant Chief Accountant (Trans-
portation tSatistics), salary, $3,800,
Senior Accountant (Transportation
Statistics), salary: $3,500, Dec. 4.
Accountant (Transportation Sta-
tistics) ,salary: $3,200 ,Dec. 4.
Junior Officer, Mechanic, salary:
$1,860, Dec. 4.
Public Health Sanitarian I, salary
range: $150 to $190 per month, Nov.
Highway Engineering Draftsman
AI, salary range: $140 to $160 per
month, Nov. 17.
Escheats Field Representative I,
salary range: $150 to $190 per month,
Highway Landscape Engineer II,
salary range: $200 to $240 per month,
Occupational Therapist A2, salary
range: $115 to $135 per month, Nov.
Liquor Store Clerk CI, salary range:
$95 to $110 per month, Nov. 17.
Power Plant Helper, salary: 'pre-
vailing rate,' Nov. 11.
Complete announcements on file
at the University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information,
201 Mason Hall. Office hours: 9-12
Institution of Washington, will lec-
ture on "The Problem of Hot Springs
and Geysers," (illustrated by colored
slides and motion pictures) under
the auspices of the Departments of
Geology and Mineralogy, at 4:15 p.m.
on Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Rack-
ham Lecture Hall. The public is cor-
The Observatory Journal Club will
meet at 4:15 this afternoon in the
Observatory lecture room.
Mr. H. R. J. Grosch will speak
on "Recent Progress in the Study of
Kappa Phi meeting today at 5:15
Assembly Banquet Central Com-
mittee Meeting in League Council
Room at 3 p.ri. today. Bring all bills
Association Forum: Rev. Harold
Marley will discuss, "Can a Religious
Person Justify Reform by Revolu-
tion?" at Lane Hall, tonight at 7:30
Transportation Club: The Univer-
sity of Michigan Transportation
Club will meet this evening at
7:30 p.m. in Room 1213 East Eh-
gineering Building. The speaker will
be Mr. Houston of the Truck Division,
International Harvester Co. All
members are requested to be present,
and anyone else interested in truck
transport is cordially invited to at-
Men's Physical Club meeting to-
night at 8 p.m. in the I-M Building.
Institute of the Aeronautical Sci-
ences: There will be a meeting of
the University of Michigan Student
Branch at 7:30 tonight in Room 1042
East Engineering Building. A pro-
posed trip to Wright Field, Dayton,
Ohio, will be discussed, and the elec-
tion of a vice-president will take
place. All members .and prospective
members are urged to attend.
Peace Commission of the American
Student Union will meet today in the
Michigan Union at 5 p.m.
Women's Archery Club: The Wom-
en's Archery Club will meet this af-
ternoon at 4:15 on Palmer Field.
Plans for a tournament and supper
will be discussed.
Decorations, Booths and Exhibits
Committees of Soph tCabaret will
meet today at the League at 4 p.m.
Bring eligibility cards.
St. Mary's Student Chapel: E-
planation of the Roman Catholic
mass, its symbolism and history, by
Father Berry tonight at 7:30. Pro-
f Hillel Players: Regular meeting wil
be held at the Foundation tonight at
Alpha Phi Omega will meet tonight
in Room 318 of the Union at 8 p.m.
All men with Scouting experience in-
Michigan Dames: Book group has
its first meeting at 8 o'clock tonight
in the League. Miss Francis Han-
num, city librarian, will talk aid
Marjorie Dawe will present a book
Interior Decoration Section: "Plan-
ning Buffet Suppers" will be the sub-
ject at the next meeting of the In-
terior Decoration Grojupp of the Fac-
ulty Women's Club to be held at 7:30
this evening at 211 E. Huron St.
Silver Survey: There will be a silver
display in the Undergraduate office
of the Michigan League Building to-
day from 9 until 5. All senior women
interested are invited to attend.
The Music Section of the Faculty
Women's Club will have a pot-luck
supper tonight, at 6:30 at the home
of Mrs. G. G. Brown, 1910 Hill St.
Students in the Division of Hygiene
and Public Health: A special assembly
for all students in this Division will
be held Friday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. in
Room 20 Waterman Gymnasium. 'Ihe
speaker will be Miss Alma Haupt, Di-
rector of the Nursing Bureau of the
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New
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 Michigan
Union. All faculty members interest-
ed in speaking German are cordially
invited. There will be a brief infor-
mal talk by Professor Richard Etting-
hausen on, "Persische und arabis~he
Woerter im Deutschenund Englis-
The Hiliel Foundation is sponsor-
ing a lecture to be given by Ludwig
Lewisohn at the Horace H. Rackham
Auditorium on Sunday, Nov. 12, at
varicose veins and displays what
amounts to dotage in selecting and,
unfortunately, mailing with a sprig
of holly, Christmas neckties.
I am glad now that England-
and France too-is defending her
honor. She didn't for so long. Here-
tofore it didn't seem to impress Con-
gress a great deal. But Congress
is unpredictable, as they say, and I
rather admire the way the more
courageous of them shout defiance
at foes of their native land. - Even
if they do loosen their collars and
bellow an occasional 'personal im-
There was a fellow telling me the
other day he didn't think the Neu-
trality Issue they were brawling about
made much difference. He said you
college guys, at least the ones that
won't jitterbug when an 88 battery
lets go, and most of the working
stiffs-one out of seven, he says--is
going to see the Big Show. Well,
I said, not so fast my man. Are you
sure of your facts? Didn't you hear
about the Neutrality Bill?
He said sure I heard about it, but
have you heard about M-Day? I
thought he was referring to last Sat-
urday afternoon so I said you mean
He told me they had been working
this mobilization thing out for a long
time. He said they weren't working
it out because they thought Hitler's
dive bombers aimed to fly the At-
lantic. Or other foolish things.
I said I didn't understand very well.
He said wait awhile and you will.
But heck, I didn't get a chance to
see the first World War andInhave
already made up my mind to go to
this one. I guess there'll be one all
right. It looks phony to a lot of
people here, the way they aren't
fighting over there now. But just
be a little patient. I would like to
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One hundred original cartoon draw-
ings from the Cartoonists' Group of
New York are being shown in the west
exhibition gallery of the Rackham
Building, daily excep Sunday, 2 p.m.
to 5 p.m., from Nov. 7 o Nov. 20. The
exhibition is under the auspices of
the Ann Arbor Art Association.
University Lecture: Professor Ed-
ward H. Reisner of Teachers' Col-
lege, Columbia University, will lec-
ture on "Adaptations of the Danish
Folk High School to American Use,"
at 4:10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, in
the University High School Auditori-
um. The public is cordially invited.
Sociology 51, Thursday Lecture Sec-
ion: Students whose seat numbers
are above 140 should go to 25 A.H.
for the midsemester examination
rather than 212 A.H. as previously an-
Carillon Recital: Percival Price,
University - Carillonneur, will give
three important carillon programs
during this week as follows:
Thursday, 7:30 p.m., regular weekly