ffl~ MIC7flfGAN I~A41Y
FEIAY- JAN.'5; 1940
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NIGHT EDITOR: WILLIAM NEWTON
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
In The Big Ten
BIG TEN athletic officials today are
considering the case of Chicago
University, a proud and wcalthy midwestern
university which has chosen to no longer play
Allegedly the reason for the action was that
Chicago's officials found football and educa-
tion "incompatible" in their institution. But
behind the withdrawal was the philosophy of
Presdent Robert Hutchins, a man who deplored
the extravaganza of modern intercollegiate foot-
ball, and who more than once previously threat-
ened to take the step which has now, temporarily
left the Big Ten a nine-team league.
No one has yet forgotten the' terrific beatings
which Chicago suffered on the football field last
fall from Big Ten opponents. Even in Septem-
ber it was obvious that something would have
to be done about the situation before another
gridiron season was at hand.
It is with regret and relief that the other
members of the Big Ten are taking cognizancej
of Chicago's move. There is relief that some-*
thing has been done about a situation that was
becoming increasingly bad each year, and there
is regret that the only solution which Chicago
could find was one of quitting. In the youngster-
years of football the Maroons had been one of
the most powerful gridiron forces in the United
States. She has prduced talented football play-
ers and talented coaches. Yet, Chicago was not
willing to participate in the enlarged and more-
emphasized game which has become a vital part
of the life of almost every college in the United
College football, as played at nine other schools
in the. Big Ten Conference, is one of the most
colorful features of an already-varied student
life. tI is a powerful bond of union between
alumni and the student body. It permits of
-vicarious participation by tens of thousands of
interested spectators. Football teams have come
to represent the University in- its athletic life,
just as the faculty, and equipment represent it
By its very design, college football is a big
business. But it is a business that nine out of
ten schools in the Big Ten approved. They want
it because it makes certain concrete and im-
portant contributions to college life that can-
riot be duplicated. Consequently, it is just as
well that Chicago saw fit to retire when her
administration decided that the contributions
of intercollegiate football were not great enough
to warrant the sacrifices that must be made.
There are still two questions which must be
answered by Big Ten authorities before the
Chicago situation can be settled:
(1) What is to be done with the open date on
the pre-arranged schedules?
(2) What is to be done with Chicago in re-
gard to her participation in Big Ten athletics
other than football?
The first question is easily answered. Another
game should be scheduled immediately with
some other ranking team who has otherwise
not been able to find a place on the crowded
The second question is more complicated, but
there is only one answer that can be fair N
Chicago and to the Big Ten Conference itself
--and that is that Chicago at no costs should
be removed from other Big Ten sports. Even
other college sports-is no reason why Chicago
should not be eligible for other athletic compe-
tition. Michigan, and every other college in
the Big Ten Conference, should makeevery
effort to see that this policy is the one adopted
by conference officials during the coming year.
- Paul Chandler.
And Free Speech
O NE MORE urgent reason to settle
labor's long-standing internal strife
has recently appeared in the headlines. It in-
volves a case of actual speech censorship, in-
flicted as a mere incidental to the labor war.
Last week Chicago saw the opening of two
theatre plays: "The Man Who Came To Din-
ner and George White's "Scandals." Both
plays contain lines referring to John L. Lewis,
A bitter Lewis opponent, James C. Petrillo,
chief of the, Chicago Federation of Musicians,
>bjected to the lines, claiming that they gave
undue publicity to the CIO head. In one state-
ment Petrillo threatened to close the shows if
the disputed lines were not removed.
The show managers took the musician union's
leader at his word, and struck Lewis' name from
the dialogues. Then Petrillo, realizing the full
meaning of his threat, (involving actual sup-
pression of free speech), changed his tune,
apologizing for his action and retracting his
A few days later, while vacationing in Florida,
he again intimated that he would prefer that
the Lewis lines be left out. "Lewis fights be-
low the belt nine-tenths of the time," he apolo-
gized, "so I'm merely retaliating. I'm going to
use every method possible to fight him." So
the show managers again deleted the lines, which
had already been given more publicity than
the shows could possibly give them.
Next day, a Petrillo chance remark that he
wasn't "worried about the Lewis lines" gave the
show moguls new confidence; they decided that
they wouldn't worry about Mr. Petrillo, so at the
present time "John L. Lewis" remains in both
Has James Petrillo been wrong in his atti-
tude? True, he realized the real danger of his
threat, and he publicly apologized for it. Yet
he propnises to use "every possible method" in
fighting Lewis. That's a broad statement, and
if it means the use of basically un-American
principles (as it has, in this instance) some-
thing has to be done.
Internal strife on the American labor front
has already done untold damage. It is ruining
the chances of organized labor to find its right-
ful and long-overdue place. It is impeding re-
covery in American business. But when it
threatens basic American principles, the rank
and file of organized labor must take prompt
and forceful action to bring about a labor peace.
- Howard A. Goldman.
And World Peace
~ TUDENTS WILL ABANDON their
attitude of indifference to world af-
fairs this weekend to participate in group dis-
cussions on the causes and effects of the present
world war at the inaugural meeting of the first
annual Winter Parley which opens today in the
Korth Lounge of the Union.
The sessions will continue throughout the
weekend with group discussions at 2:15 and
7:30 p.m. Saturday, closing with a general ses-
sion at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at which concrete
resolutions will be formulated. The Parley,
which is the younger brother of the nine-year
old traditional Spring Parley, was conceived as
a brain-child of the Student Senate. It is hoped
that it will be the forerunner of future seasonal
Students attending the Parley will be divided
into four main groups to facilitate more through
discussion on American politics, economics, Unit-
ed States' preparedness and militarization the
character and origins of the European war, re-
ligion, civil rights, press and propaganda, and
relations with South America.
Keynoting speeches will be given by faculty
and student members at the general session to
provide stimulus for group discussions. Satur-
day's panel sessions will offer an excellent op-
portunity for thorough student debate with the
aid of 26 faculty members capable of providing
invaluable source material. Student chairmen
Students will be asked to sign up for groups
in which they will remain for the duration of
the Parley. .This differs from the policy adopt-
ed at the Spring Parleys of allowing spectators
to wander aimlessly from group to group, often
disrupting the trend of thought, and efficiency
of the 'group.
At no time in the recent past has it been
more imperative for all students to take a
strong interest in national and international
affairs. At no time in history has it been more
the immediate concern of youth to take an ac-
tive part in a discussion such as this. It is to
be hoped that student attendance and partici-
pation will reflect the temper of the times.
-- Helen Gorman.
Of ALL Things...
THE STATE OF WISCONSIN has a man
named Heil in the gubernatorial chair. Some
people are sorry the chair isn't wired. And not
for sound either. Mr. Q. has nothing in particu-
lar against Julius P. except that his name sounds
like an outstretched arm with a mustache at-
tached. And also that he is too much a charac-
ter like Texas' O'Daniels ( . . . you remember:
the loudmouth with a big grin and a few flour
mills who landed in the governor's seat with his
pass-the-biscuits-to-me-pappy slogan and his
'hill-billy band). If you will remember, Wiscon-
sin is the state that nurtured much social legis-
lation and progressive reforms under the strong
hand of the LaFolettes. That was before the
hand of the LaFollettes came down with public
palsy. And it seems too much of a comedown
that a state with Wisconsin's reform record
should now claim a fugitive from a goosestep
for its head.
Anyhow, if nothing else, Heil provides some
pretty good stories for the press boys. The lat-
est has to do with a statement this brainstorm
made a few weeks ago to the effect that he would
like to be governor of Michigan: he would know
what to do with all the labor trouble and he
would soon straighten out all the Wolverine
blues. So the next day, the Capitol Times, the
Progressive Party's paper in Madison, came out
with this: "To the State of Michigan: We will
gladly trade you Governor Heil for Governor
Dickinson. And we will gladly throw in five
pounds of Wisconsin cheese."
T HAPPENED here in The Daily office yester-
day. The outside editorial' office was fairly
busy getting the editorial material ready and
the page laid out. Typewriters were clicking
and voices were buzzing especially Young Gil-
liver's voice which has all the soothing qualities
of fingernails on a blackboard. In barges some
red-faced guy with a tripod and a camera which
he proceeds to set up. He looks around the
room and wants to know where is Petersen or
Maraniss? I'm Maraniss, says the Ace coming
out from behind his hair in the corner. The
photo-flub looks at him with that watcha-
tryin'-to-hand-me look and says: gowan, you
ain't Maraniss. Wereupon he is assured by
those in the room that if it isn't Maraniss, it's
a damn goo imitation. But the guy is sure.
So he gathers his stuff and barges out, sneer-
ing that he knows Maraniss when he sees him.
HOW MANY of you noticed that the Carillo,
clock stopped- clocking at three o'clock yes-
terday afternoon? Probably a rebellion at that
vile stuff that pours from the tower under the
guise of music.
SLIPPERY SIDNEY, the sage of Lower Main
Street, comes up with the following dope: if
you add up the total number of Russian troops
that the Finns have accounted for in their of-
ficial communiques, you wind up with six mil-
lion more men than the Russians claimed to
have in their army in the first pe. Further-
more, continues Sidney with no encouragement
from anyone, the Finns are guilty of breaches
of all codes of' Arctic snow warfare. In the
first place, they are putting rocks in their snow-
balls, to say nothing of using "icies," and they
are also using spikes on their skis.
* * *
'N CHICAGO for a day during the holidays to
see Pete Lisagor, now establishing himself on
the Chicago Daily News as one of the most
promising young metropolitan sports writers to
come along in years. It's really amazing how
Pete, who wrote the "Aside Lines" sports col-
umn two years ago as the only junior sports
editor in Daily history-and one of the best-can
hold conversation interest. When Pete starts
to tell a story, everything and everybody stops
to listen. He's an amazing guy and, therefore,
Mr. Q. was not surprised to hear this story:
It seems that Pete had been working quite
hard on the Daily News and found himself in
need of a rest. But he knew the only possible
way he could ever rest was to be confined some-
where in a bed. So he had himself examined
and discovered he had two extra pieces of
anatomy: his tonsils and his appendix. By a
process of financial elimination, he found it
would be cheaper to have his tonsils out. So
he went to the hospital, had his tonsils removed,
rested for two weeks and is now busily engaged
running himself down again. Mr. Q. wonders
what will happen when his appendix has been
used up too.
Have you heard it was so quiet in the Kremlin
one day last week that you could hear a Finn
have been curbed to the point of non-existance.
At no time in our generation has a more op-
portune time presented itself for a thorough
discussion of the problems which grow out of
9 that stupid thing we call war. The Winter
Peace Varfey will engineer just such a discus-
sion, and will attempt to answer some of the
obvious questions which have arisen. What is
happening, and what is about to happen to our
rights of justice, belief, free speech? What
changes will we find in our economic system
when the last chapter of today's war has been
written? And when peace comes, will it be a
lasting one, or merely a parenthetical injection
between this war and the next? What can
we do to make it a lasting peace? How far
must we go to successfully protect our de-
mocracy-the last of its kind in the world?
The Winter Parley offers an opportunity for
every Michigan student to express his opinion
and to get the opinion of faculty members sais
to what th eanswers to these questions should
be. It is a challenge to you to find out what
Mr. Broun, a great-hearted man
and a master newspaper stylist was
one celebrity who never led down the
eager celebrity hunter.
Broun the person was fully a match
for the Broun legend.
He was born Dec. 7, 1888, in Brook-
lyn. But in his infancy the family
moved to Manhattan and he reverted
again and again to memories of the
brownstone-front section west of
Central Park in which he spent his
His father, Heywood Cox Broun,
was a businessman in comfortable
circumstances, the founder of a
printing business and one-time Na-
tional Guardsman and crack shot
with the rifle. When he died in 1930
the son wrote in a column: "I can
explain my father to you by saying
that he was to the life Thackeray's
Col. Newcome with just a dash of
The boy attended Horace Mann
School and there achieved his -out-
standing athletic success, a berth on
the football team. At 17, tall, over-
grown, shy and precocious, he en-
tered Harvard. For four years he
remained, a member of the class of
1910; the class which included Wal-
ter Lippmann, John Reed, and Ham-
ilton Fish, Jr., as members. He ac-
quired a devotion for writing under
the distinguished Charles Townsend
Copeland, and he never lost his faith
in or ceased to talk abot the mioral
superiority of Harvard in athletics.
But an ofteil-refeired-to deficiency
in French prevented his graduation.
While still a college student he
began writing sports stories for the
New York Moi'ning Telegraphy and
continued on the staff of that paper
until 1912. Then he went to the
New York Tribuine for nine years,
then to the World from 1921 to 1928,
when he went to the New York Tele-
Broun was married twice-first in
1917 to Ruth Hale. a theatrical pub-
licity woman, militan't feminist and
brilliant fighter for humane causes;
second in 1935 to Connie Madison,
an actress and widow of Johnnie
Dooley, the comedian, whom Broun
met when she appeared in Shoot The
It was perhaps due to Connie
Madison; the second Mrs. Broun,
that the columnist last May became
a convert to the Roman Catholic
faith. Mrs. Broun, at any rate, is
an active member of that church.
Broun was brought up as an Epis-
copalian and later referred to him-
self as Unitarian. Although unco-
ventional and unorthodox in his
faith, he had a brooding spiritual
turn of mind, was fascinated by
Biblical mysteries and frequently
quoted Scriptures in his writing with
For thirty years, in round num-
bers, Broun was a New York news-
paperman, and at any time during
that period that would have been
Always A Star
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II (open to men only) salary range:
$200-40. Jan. 4.
Detroit Civil Service: Senior Sani-
tary Chemist, salary $2520. Jan. 12.
Assistant Sanitary Engineer (Detroit
residence waived), salary $3600. Jan.
Complete announcements on file at
the University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Informa-
tion, 201 Mason Hall. Office hours:
9-12 and 2-4.
Health Service Visiting Hours: For
several reasons connected with the
welfare of all concerned, the Health
SerVice visiting hours in the Infir-
mary will be restricted to 2:30 to 3:30
in the afternoon.
Exhibits of the University's Arch-
eological Research in the Philippines,
Great Lakes Region, Ceramic Types
of the Eastern United States and of
Ceramic Technology and Ethnobo-
tany are being shown in the Mezza-
nine floor Exhibit rooms of the
RAkham Building. Also exhibited
are antiquities from the University
excavations at Seleucia-on-Tigris and
from Karanis. Open daily from 2:30
to 5:30 and from 7:30 to 9:30, ex-
University Lecture: Dr. Michael A..
Heilperin, formerly of the Graduate
Institute of International Studies,
Geneva, will lecture on "Liberal and
UNVERSILTY OF MICHIGAN
College of Engineering
SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATIONS
Jan. 27 to Feb. 7, 1940
NOTE: For courses having both lectures and quizzes, the Time of.
Exercise is the time of the first lecture period of the week; for courses
having quizzes only, the Time of Exercise is the time of the first quiz
Drawing and laboratory work may be continued through the exami-
nation period in amount equal to that normally devoted to such work
during one week.
Certain courses will be examined at special periods as noted below
the regular schedule. All cases of conflicts between assigned exami-
nation periods should be reported for adjustment to Professor. D. W.
McCready, Room 3209 East Engineering Building, before January 24.
To avoid misunderstandings and errors, each 'tudent should receive
notification from his instructor of the time and place of his appearance
in each course during the period of January 27 to February 7.
No single course is permitted more than four hours of examination.
No date of examination may be changed, without the consent of the
Time Of Exercise Time of Examination
(at 8 Monday, Feb. 5 8-12
(at 9 Friday, Feb. 2 8-12
(at 10 Wednesday, Jan. 31 8.12
MONDAY (at 11 Monday, Jan. 29 8-12
(at 1 Tuesday, Feb. 6 2-6
(at 2 Monday, Jan. 29 2-6
(at 3 Tuesday, Feb. 6 8-12
Totalitarian Methods in- Internation-
al Economic Relations" under the
auspices of the Department of Ec-
onomics at 4:15 p.m. today in the
Rackham Lecture Hall. The public
is cordially invited.
Lecture on "Cooperative Economy
and Productive Homesteads; Their
Sociological Significance" by George
Weller of the School of Living, in
Lane Hall tonight at 7:30. Discus-
sion will follow.
International Center: Usual recre-
ation program tonight.
Congregational Fellowship party to-
night at the church at 9 p.m. anrc-
ing, games, and refreshments. All
students are invited.
Stalker Hall: Bible Class with Dr.
Brashares, teacher, at the First Meth-
odist Church tonight at 7:30. Open
House at Stalker Hall at 9 p.m.
Westminster Guild will hold Open
House at the church tonight from
8 to 12. All are welcome.
Painting Section of the Faculty
Women's Club meeting today at
1:30 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Har-
old M. Dorr, 3 Orchard Drive.
German Table for Faculty Mem-
hers: The regular luncheon meeting
will be held Monday at 12:10 p.m.
(Continued on Page 6)
Mr. Broun wrote books, such as
The Boy Grew Older, The Sun Field,
Gandle Follows His Nose, and col-
laborated on a biography of An-
thony Comstock and on a study of
prejudice, Christians Only. He also
published collections of his essays.
But he remained, first to last, a
He wrote baseball and football
stories which are turned back to,
from this distance, as models of
force, originality and color in sports
reporting. In his day as dramatic
critic there was none in the city to
be quoted as his rival. Within only
a few years of his start he was known
as a ff'ont-rank star and one of the
The theatre intrigued him and he
craved to be an actor, taking out an
Equity card . but finally compromis-
ing by developing himself by stern
insistence, into an effective public
speaker. Politics also drew him and
he ran for Congress as a Socialist
nine years ago and talked of "walk-
ing for Congress" as a New Dealer
Columnists Came Into Being
As newspapers desereted the nar-
row partisanship and sought to fur-
nish a variety of viewpoint to sup-
plement their own editorial page at-
titudes, their efforts took the form of
colunns in which an outstanding
writer received carte blanche' to ex-
press his own views, irrespective of
their relationship to the editorial
policy of the paper.
It was to play such a role that'
Heywood Broun came to Scrpps-
Howard in 1928 to write a column for
the old New York Telegram. His
column was continued for the merged
During the 1928 Hoover-Smith
Presidential campaign, in which the
Telegram supported Herbert Hoover,
Mr. Broun, through his column, It
Seems To Me, supported the candi-
dacy of Gov. Al Smith with all the
power of his pen. In the pre-con-
vention campaign of 1932, Mr. Broun,
still a champion of Governor Smith,
bitterly opposed the nomination of
Franklin D. Roosevelt, referring to
Monday, Feb. 5
Tuesday, Jan. 30
Wednesday, Jan. 31
Tuesday, Jan. 30
Wednesday, Feb. 7
Friday, Feb. 2
Thursday, Feb. 1
E.M. 1, 2; C.E. 2; German; Spanish *Saturday, Feb. 3;
Surv. 1, 2, 4; French *Saturday, Jan. 27
M.E. 3; Draw. 1, 2 *Thursday, Feb. 1
Met. Proc. 2, 3, 4 *Saturday, Feb. 3
Economics *Thursday, Feb. 1
Drawing 3 *Friday, Feb. 2
E.E. 2a; Physics 46 *Tuesday, Feb. 6
*This may be used as an irregular period provided there is no
flict with the regular printed schedule above.
FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE
First Semester, 1939-1940-College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Time of Exercise Time of Examination
Mon. at 8 Mon., Feb. 5, 9-12
Mon. atW 9 Fri., Feb. 2, 9-12
Mon. at 10 Wed., Jan. 31, 9-12
Mon. at 11 Mon., Jan. 29, 9-12
Mon. at 1 Tues., Feb. 6, 2-5
Mon, at 2 Mon., Jan. 29, 2-5
Mon. at 3 Tues., Feb. 6, 9-12
Tues. at 8 Mon., Feb. 5, 2-5
Tues. at 9 Tues., Jan. 30, 2-5
Tues. at 10 Wed., Jan. 31, 2-5
Tues. at 11 Tues., Jan. 30, 9-12
Taes. at 1 Wed., Feb. 7, 9-12
Tues. at' 2 Fri., Feb. 2, 2-5
Tues. at 3 Thurs., Feb. 1, 9-12
No. Time of Examination
1 Sat., Feb. 3, 9-12
II Sat., Feb. 3, 2-5
III Sat., Jan. 27, 2-5
IV Thurs., Feb. 1, 2-5
German 1, 2, 31, 32.
Spanish 1, 2, 31, 32.
Zoology 1. Botany 1.
Psychology 31. Music 1.
French 1, 2, 11, 31, 32,
41, 71, 111, 112, 153.
Speech 31, 32.
Pol. Science 1, 2, 51, 52.
ALTHOUGH MANY OF
US feel safe here in
. America from bombs and blackouts, there
are, among contemporary thinkers, those whci
feel that our safety is less assured than we seem
to think. The possibility of explosions per-
English I shall be examined on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2-5.
English 30 shall be examined on Friday, Feb. 2, 9-12.
Economics 51, 52, 53, and 101 shall be examined on Thursday,
Feb. 1, 9-12.