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ithvens Plan
' Visit Clubs
In Southwest,..

'Bombs Bursting In Air'- German Version


dent And Wife Leave
lay; Accept Invitation
Prominent Alumni

SUNDAY, NOV. 12, 1939
VOL. L. No. 43

President and Mrs. Ruthven leave
today to visit clubs in the seventh
alumni district in a trip which will
carry them through at least five
The trip is being made in re-
sponse to an invitation issued two
years ago by the seventh district and
the clubs of that district. The Ruth-
ireins have never visited alumni in
that region: Oklahoma and Texas.
Alumni groups at each scheduled
stop will give a banquet in honor of
the Ruthvens, Vernon F. Hillery,
'23L, president of the University of
Michigan Club of Fort Worth, is in
charge of arrangements for the trip.
He will accompany the Ruthvens
during their stay in Texas.
Alumni dinners will be given Tues-
day at Tulsa; Wednesday at Okla-
homa,. City, Saturday at Fort Worth;
19inday, Nov. 19, in Dallas; Wednes-
day, Nov. 22, in San\NAntonio; and
Fridy, Nov. 24, in Houston.
Debate Team
Women's Varsity Plans
Trip To Ohio State
Tryouts for the women's varsity
debate team which will travel to
Ohio State University for a round-
table discussion on the suppression
of anti-democratic organizations
will be held at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday
in Room 3209 A.H.L, Mrs. Frederic 0.
Crandall, women's debate coach, an-
nounced yesterday.
Anyone may try out for the team
at that time, whether they attended
the first ,meeting last week or not,
Mrs. Crandall said. Requirement
for the tryout is the delivery of a
seven minute speech defining the
terms in the question, "Should Anti-
DemOratic Organizations Be Sup-
pressed in the United States," defin-
ing the issues in terms of the defi-.
litions given, and then presenting a

To the Members of the University
Council: The November meeting of
the University Council wlll be omit-
Louis A. Hopkins, Sec'y.
Faculty, School of Education: The
postponed meeting of the Faculty will
be held Monday noon, Nov. 13, at
12 o'clock at the Michigan Union.

of Professors Denkinger and Koella
should be changed from 406 to 407.
Extracurricular Medical School
Lecture: A Medical School Lecture!
will be given Wednesday, Nov. 15, at
4:.15 p.m. in the Rackham Lecture
Hall. The speaker will be Dr. Le=-
Moyne Snyder, State Police expert
on medical legal advice, and his sub-
ject will be "The Doctor and the

Law." All Medical School classes
will be dismissed at 4 p.m. in order
that the students may attend. The
public is invited.
Pre-Mvedical Students. The Medical
Aptitude Test of the Association of
American Medical Colleges will be
given at the University of Mehigan
on Tuesday, Nov. 2B. Since the test
is a normal requirement for admis-
sion to: practically all medical schools,
all students who are planniing to en-
ter a medical school by the fall of
1940 shbuld take the exainantion.
This will be the only time that the
test will be given before next fall. It
is not necessary that all pre-medical
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This striking photo, according to British-approved caption, shows attack of a German bomber (upper left)
on warships at the Firth of Forth Oct. 16. In the attack, theBritish admitted, the raiders scored a hit on
cruiser Southampton and that bomb fragments caused seven casualties aboard cruiser Edinburgh (above).
Bursts of anti-aircraft fire from the Edinburgh can be seen around bomber. Bomb which went wide of
mark has just hit water at left..

Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts:
Midsemester reports are due not
later than Saturday, Nov. 18. More l
cards, if needed, can be had at my
These reports should name those
students, freshman and upperclass,
whose standing at midsemester time
is D or E, not merely those, who re-
ceive .D or E in so-called midsemes-
ter examinations.
Students electing our course, but
registered in other schools or col-
leges of the University, should be re-
ported to the school or college in
which they are registered.
E. A. Walter, Assistant Dean.
Preshmeny. College of Literature,
Science, and The Arts: Freshmen
may not drop courses without E grade
after Saturday, November 18. In ad-
ministering . this rule, students with
less than 24 hours of credit are con-
sidered freshmen. Exceptions may
be. made in extraordinary circum-
stances, such as severe. or long con-
tinued illness.
E. A. Walter, Assistant Dean
School of Education, School of Mu-
sic:. Midsemester reports- indicating
students enrolled in these units doing
unsatisfactory work in any unit of
the University are due in the office of
the school, Saturday, Nov. 18. Report'
blanks for this purpose may be se-
cured from the office of the school or
from Room 4, U.H.
Choral Union Members in good
standing. who call in person, will be
issued pass., tickets for the Kipnis
concert Monday, Nov. 13, between the
hours of 9 and 12, and 1 and 4. After
four o'clock no tickets will be issued.
Note that the telephone number


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Germans Are Not Subservient
ByNature, Weeler Declares

History Professor Believes
Democracy Could Exist
In Prosperous Germany
The much repeated accusation that
it is innate in the German people to
seek a leader whom they might blind-.
ly follow and that they themselves'
have neither the desire nor the emo-
tional constitution necessary to a
people who may live under a demo-
cratic government has no basis in
fact or history and certainly cannot
be used to explain Hitler's. rise to
power, Prof. Benjamin Wheeler of the
history department declared in an
interview yesterday.
That absurd definition of the Ger-

the second successive year
len's varsity de1ate teams
1 Ten have participated in

ee Directory

man character, Professor Wheelerl
said, arose in the post-war Wimarl
republic as an argment for the old
monarchists who sought a return to
the monarchical government. It was
not, however, he pointed out, an ar-
gument used to defend the present
National Socialist regime until recent-
Professor Wheeler emphasized that
the failure of the German republic
cannot be used as an argument by
those who believe the Germans are
not capable of democratic govern-
ment. "If the republic government
in Germany has been instituted in a
period of economic prosperity and had
been treated with respect by the for-
mer enemies of Germany-it might well
have survived," Professor Wheeler
claimed. As circumstances came
about, he added, the situation both
economical and political arising from
the World War served to prevent the
democratic: constitution from having
a fair chance.
To provide an historical basis for
his contentions, Professor Wheeer
pointed out that in pre-war Germany
there was an ever present trend to-
ward democratic procedure which
could be. detected both in the na-
tional Reichstag and in the smaller
state governments. A more demo-
cratic form of government was urged
by popular opinion, he declared, and
the right of free speech was taken
almost for granted.? If the war had
not come, he suggested, there is no
reason to disbelieve that a democracy
similar. to that which exists in Eng-
land might have evolved in Germany.
The German has never had an op-
portunity to work under favorable
conditions either political or econom-
ic, . Professor Wheeler maintained.

Lewisoln To Speak
On Jewish Question
(Continued from Page 1)
the United' States. His books have
been translated into French, Dutch;
German, Swedish and Danish as well
as Norwegian, Polish, Czech, Rou-
manian and Hebrew.
Among the better known books
Lewisohn has written is his auto-
biography, "Upstream," "The Island
Within," "Adam" and "Stephen Es-
.Lewisohn will spend the entire day
today in Ann Arbor, Martin Dworkis,
'40, chairman of the Hillel Forum j
Committee announced to The Daily
last night, and will be feted at a din-
ner at 6:30 p.m. at the Union.
General conditions resulting from the
humiliating Varsailles treaty tended
to render the German people dis-
gusted with democratic government,
he said, and it was this dissatisfac-
tion on which the National Socialist
party throve rather than the inability
of the German people to preserve the
republic. While in 10 years de-
mocracy was able to accomplish
scarcely nothing in restoring Ger-
many to its former position of hon-
or and power, Professor Wheeler re-
called, the National Socialist party,
with its vaguely promising program,
soon refortified the nation, stabilized
the German economic system, and
created a condition resembling pros-
perity even if it may not be perm-
If education can be taken as a
necessary foundation to democracy,
Professor Wheeler concluded, that
state of government might well thrive
in Germany. For, he asserted, the
literacy of the German people, the
censorious methods employed by
fascism notwithstanding, is as high
as that of any people in the world.

His Imperial HighIless
Who Will Speak on




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