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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 0, 1940

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AS WE WRITE THIS COLUMN,
there have been no returns as yet
in the national election with the
possible exception of the retnrns
from some small town in New Hamp-
shire which went to the polls at 1
a.m. Tuesday and voted 24 for Will-
kie and 7 for Roosevelt. We don't,
believe that these 31 votes will have
any great significance in the final
outcome, nor in fact do we believe
that the results in all of New Hamp-
shire, Maine, Vermont and Ann Ar-
bor will have any too appreciable
effect.
Throughout much of the nation, it
was raining this morning (Tuesday)
and amateur as well as professional
politicos were pondering over the sig-
nificance of the rain on the final
outcome: will the rain keep the farm
vote at home; will it cut down the
Roosevelt vote in Mussent Point, Ia.:;
will it take the curls out of Willkie's
hair? Candidly, we don't believe that
the rain will have any great effect
whatsoever on the outcome and we
relegate the question to that of the
study of pure metaphysics.
Unfortunately in this modern
world, Fire and Water is written by
an idealist-an idealist who insists
that every subject, every action have
significance or that subject and ac-
tion is worthless. And we feel that
the national election taking place
today, though far from worthless, is
yet not too significant.
Election Not Significant
SWE BELIEVE that the national
election is not significant be-

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the Lake Forest Foundation for Arch-
itecture and Landscape Architecture
are being shown through November
9 in the third floor exhibition room,
Architecture Building. The competing
schools are Universities of Illinois,
Cincinnati, Ohio State and Michigan,
Iowa State College, and Armour In-
stitut e. Open daily 9 to 5, except Sun-
day. The public is invited.
{ Lectures
A Lecture on the Use of Artificial
Lighting in Photography will be
given in the Amphitheatre of the
Rackham Building by Mr. H. B.
Tuttle of the Eastman Kodak Com-
pany on Friday, November 8, at 7:30
p.m. This lecture is open to the
public.
Marriage Relations Series: Dr.
Maud Watson will give the sixth lec-
ture in the series, tonight at 7:30, in
the Rackham Lecture Hall.
Events Today
Graduate Students in Romance
Languages and members of the Ro-
mance Languages Journal Club are
invited to an informal reception hon-
oring the new department head, Pro-
fessor Hayward Keniston, to be held
in the Assembly Hall of the Rack-
ham Building tonight at 8:30.
The Society of Automotive Engin-
eers and the Institute of Aeronautical
Science will hold a joint meeting to-
night at 7:30 in the Natural Science
APouditorium. Mr. I. E. Flaa will
speak on "Gasoline and Combustion"
accompanied by demonstrations and
sound movies. All engineers are wel-

day, and Friday afternoons from 3:00
to 5:00. All women students are wel-
come.
Youth Hosteling: There will be a
meeting today at 4:15 p.m. in the
Women's Athletic Building for all
people going hosteling this week-end
with the group from the Unio nand
the Women's Athletic Association.
Seminar in Social Minorities will
meet today at 4:15 p.m. at Lane Hall.
J.G.P. Central Committee will meet
tonight at 7:00 in the Council Room
of the Women's League.
"Sunshine, Inc." publicity commit-
tee will meet at 4:30 p.m. today in
the League. Be sure to bring all eli-
gibility cards not yet signed for Soph-
omore Cabaret.
Class in Elementary Hebrew which
is being offered in the Hillel Insti-
tute of Jewish Studies, will be held
this afternoon at 4:30 at the Hillel
Foundation.

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

Hervie Haufler
Alvin Sarasohn .
Paul M. Chandler
Karl Kessler
Milton Orshefsky
Howard A. Goldman .
Laurence Mascott
Donald Wirtchafter .
Esther Osser . .
Helen Corman .

. . . Managing Editor
. . . Editorial Director
. . . . City Editor
. . . Associate Editor
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. . . . Sports Editor
Women's Editor
S . Exchange Editor

Business Staff
business Manager .
Assistant Business Manager .
Women's Business Manager
Women's Advertising Manager

Irving Guttman
Robert Gilmour
Helen Bohnsack
. Jane Krause

NIGHT EDITOR: PAUL CHANDLER
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writer
only.
The New Education
And P.S. 45 .. .
0 UR EDUCATIONAL set-up today is
constantly being scrutinized by those
who modestly classify themselves under the gen-
aral heading of "experts" and who, in the
light of that reasoning, feel they know pre-
cisely what is the matter with educational meth-
ods in this country in statu quo. These would-be
critics spend much of their time poring over sta-
tistics, evaluating criticisms made by well-known
educators and reading the latest books on educa-
tional psychology. The net result is the same
in any case. What is wrong with the whole sys-
tem, they take pains in pointing out, is that "the
modern schools do not show a tendency for pro-
gressiveness."
Perhaps not. It would be folly to take issue
because much can be said on both sides of the
question. But I would like to call attention to
one of the numerous public schools in New York
State, which illustrates a very good example of
that same progressive education for which critics
of the present system are clamoring.
TO MR. ANGELO PATRI, a gentleman much
influenced by the Gary method of education,
must be given the credit for the astounding suc-
cess of the "work-play-study" grade school lo-
cated at Lorillard Pl. and 189th St., The Bronx,
and known simply as P. S. 45. Since he took over
the duties of principal there, it has become a
junior high and many new shops have been add-
ed to fill the needs of the 2200 boys and girls
in attendance, who range from 11 to 17 years of
age.
All children planning to go to trade school, or
to senior high school for college preparation
must take four hours of academic work a day in
the shops and three in classes. Those who are
slower than the average children do their brain
work in the early morning and afternoon, when
they are at maximum efficiency.
'M R. PATRI has discovered that no child can
develop a skill in any activity, unless he does
the same kind of work every day at the same
hour over a period of time. Since very few child-
ren know from beginning what field of activity
will interest them most, they are put in alternate
shops for a period of ten weeks. Thus they can
choose the sort of work which best suits them
Once this is determined, the child may stay in
any one shop for as many terms as is desired
Everything of importance that is learned dur-
ing a term is included in a term book which is
then sent to the book bindery. These term books
vary according to the mental capacities of the
various children. An advanced student, for ex-
ample, might write a term book on history, in
which he may cover the immigration problem.
the Homestead Act,, labor problems and peace
movements. On the other hand, those pupils with
a lower I. Q. might write their versions of such
works in literature as Robinson Crusoe, or Treas-
ure Island.
IN EXPLANATION of his methods at P. S. 45.
Mr. Patri has this to say: "The aim of edu-
cation is to give every child instruction, not only
In academic, but also in vocational and avo-
cational subjects, so that he will discover his
own potentialities. Our schools are not worth the
money they cost if they simply put children
through so many grades, as through a wringer."

cause neither of the candidates of come.
the two major parties has differed
substantially on what we feel should The Student Branch of the A.S.M.
be the major issue of this campaign: IE.will mettonight at 7:30 in the

Should Britain
Woo Russia? . . .
WITH the United States insisting that
she will not intervene in a military
way in the present world conflict the most im-
portant question which confronts us is what the
Soviet Union will do either to hurt or support the
British cause.
And Russia is unpredictable. As a member of
the history department asserted recently, no
country which is controlled by one man with
absolute powers can possibly be predicted unless
its leader makes some definite statements-and
Stalin won't talk.
ONE THING, however, is certain and that is
that the Kremlin will be on that side which
gives it the best deal and the time has come
when the democracies must forget their preju-
dices against Russia in order to get her mili-
tary aid. Certainly few Americans can do else
but condemn the actions of the U.S.S.R. during
the last decade but as war, like politics, makes
strange bedfellows there is little reason why an
attempt should not be made to get Russia on
Britain's side even though some sacrifice must
be made.
Had the British not despised the Soviet sys-
tem of government so much together with the
French they could probably have made an alli-
ance with Russia in the thirties and have avoid-
ed the defeat they are now facing. Certainly the
U.S.S.R. made enough advances, and only made
a deal with Germany after being spurned by the
Allies.
RUSSIA means much today. If she moves into
the Balkans on the side of Italy, every small
nation there is doomed and she is most cer-
tain to grab off the lion's share as her prize.
In addition if she decides to help the Axis further
she will be able to strengthen Japan greatly
which will greatly hurt American interests in the
Far East.
ON THE OTHER HAND if Russia marches
against Italy the latter will probably be
driven out of the Balkans. A Russian attack
on Germany would give Britain a needed breath-
ing spell and might possibly even enable her to
send out a second B.E.F. which would force the
Reich to fight on two fronts.
Finally, should she oppose Japan and weak-
en or conquer the latter the possibility of the
United States warring against the "land of the
rising sun" would be considerably lessened.
UNFORTUNATELY a price would have to be
for Soviet support and a protectorship over
the Balkan states, Scandinavia and perhaps
China might be the price set - but it would be
worth it. Britain is no longer in the position
where she can eat her cake and have it too;- she
must accept the lesser of ewo evils.
This does not mean that we should allow the
Soviet to have any more influence over us than
they have today or that we should cease to
object to the Russian government.
All that this means is that we, who are al-.
ready in the war to' some extent, as an ally of
Britain, should bargain (in the style of Bis-
marck) giving as little as we can to obtain
Soviet military support.
- A. P. Blaustein

Dr" Pes
Robert S.Alles
WASHINGTON-Now that the election is over
you will see the Justice Department focus atten-
tion on certain graft-ridden cities, chief among
them being Detroit.
There, a group of high-up politicians are sure
to be indicted for operating a liquor ring. They
will be charged with diverting funds from state
liquor stores. Basis of the indictments will be
sending "hot" money through the U.S. mails,
an offense which the Justice Department used
for the first time with definite success in Louis-
iana. Since then the Supreme Court has upheld
the Justice Department, so this new means of
cleaning up local scandals will be used exten-
sively.
Most Republicans will not believe it, but the
Justice Department had the indictments all
prepared before elections. But since some of
the high Republican leaders of Michigan politics
are going to be indicted, Justice prosecutors de-
cided to withhold action until after November 5.
They didn't want to be accused of playing
politics.
Roosevelt's difficult time during the last weeks
of his campaign goes back to his chief fault as
an executive-reliance on those for whom he
has a personal fondness regardless of their
ability.
In this case his reliance rested upon the frail
frame of Harry Hopkins, former Secretary of
Commerce, and closer than any other man to
Franklin Roosevelt. However, Hopkins, charm-
ing and likeable as he is, had two strikes against
him to start. His physical condition is unable
to withstand any great strain of work. Second,
Harry's bungling of Chicago convention strategy
was enough to raise the red flag of warning
against further political responsibilities.
11 to

foreign policy. Both Roosevelt and
Willkie have favored practically un-
limited aid to Britain and upon that
question, the question of conscription,!
and the question of under what con-!
ditions shall the United States de-
clare war there has been little con-
structive mention, little serious dif-
ference. On these questions we be-
lieve that there should be a national
plebiscite via today's election. But by
the very nature of the candidates,
the possibility of such a plebiscite
has been destroyed.
We remember a prominent U.S.
senator, who was present in Chicago
during the Democratic convention,
soulfully tell a group of University
of Chicago students and ourselves
that "The Republican Party is more
than ever the party of 'Big Business
and Big Money' and that the Demo-
cratic Party is an unholy alliance be-
tween the semi-fascist South and
the corrupt political machines of the
North." Though his analysis must be
qualified, must be realized as the
exaggerated investigation of a truly
tired, disgusted old man, our own
research has indicated that the Sen-
ator wasto a very great extent, much
too right.
'By The People'?
WE CANNOT FORGET the hourly
broadcasts that we heard in Los
Angeles during the Republican con-
vention urging that all listeners wire
the convention demanding the nom-
ination of Willkie and we cannot
reconcile such nationwide appeals
with the idea that Willkie was nom-
inated by "the people." Nor are we
in sympathy with the terrific
amounts of money that it seems to
us must have been expended by the
varied Willkie clubs in the tremen-
dous numbers of propaganda appeals
and radio broadcasts that have inun-
dated the nation in the past few
months.
On the other hand, we shall not
forget Chicago in mid-July and the
Democratic brawl that took place
there. The flashing neon sign that
blazed away (at the expense of the
city of Chicago) stating "Mayor Kel-
ly extends greetings to all visiting
Democrats," the, manner in which
the convention was so openly bossed
by the white-suited Southerners and
the cigar-studded Northern politi-
cians disillusioned us finally and
completely on the Democratic Party
and the New Deal.
Lesser Of Two Evils -
SO TO US the outcome of today's
election seems not too significant.
Though we consider Roosevelt the
lesser of two evils and the Democratic
Party less bad than the Republican
Party, we do not think that the elec-
tion of either Roosevelt or Willkie
will produce far different results on
the American scene. Above all, we
regret that the major parties by their
choice of candidates do not allow a
considerable portion of the U.S. to
express itself on the highly important
issue of foreign policy. Such expres-
sion by that portion of the American
nation can be made only by a "pro-
test" vote for one of the minor par-
ties.
** * i
_Incidentally, we predict that |

Rackham Amphitheatre. Alex Dow,
Past Precident of the Detroit Edi-
son Co., and head of the Detroit Ord-
nance District, will speak on "Things
in General." All engineers are invit-
ed.
Acolytes meeting tonight at 7:45
in the Rackham Building. Dr. S.
Eilenberg will speak on "What is
Topology?" All graduate students
and undergraduate concentrates are
invited. Also all mathematics stu-
dents that are interested.
Graduate Luncheon will be held at
noon today in the Russian Tea Room
of the League. Mr. Federico Esta-
villo will speak on the Philippines.
Graduate Student Council will meet
tonight in the Women's Lounge of the
Rackham Buidling. Important busi-
ness meeting.
Alpha Phi Omega will meet tonight
at 8:00 at the Union. Capt. David-!
son of Naval ROTC will be the guest
speaker.
Phi Sigma meeting tonight at 8:00
o'clock in the Outing Club Room of
the Rackham Building. Members
are urged to attend as new members
will be chosen.
Seminar in Devotional Literature
will be held at Lane Hall tonight,
7:30. Mr. Kenneth Morgan will dis-
cuss Brother Lawrence's "The Prac-
tice of the Presence of God."
Orientation advisers will meet to-
day at 5:00 p.m. in the League. Im-
portant that 'all advisers attend.
Classical Record Concert today
4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Men's
Lounge, Rackham Building.
Program: Concerto, for violin, Bee-
thovan; Fire-dance, DeFalla.
Crop and Saddle will meet in front
of Barbour Gym today at 5:00 p.m.
for a supper-ride. Will anyone un-
able to attend please notify Char-
lotte Thompson, 3193.
Hobby Lobby: Work on belts and
potato printing will begin today in
the small field house at Palmer Field.
Work periods are Monday, Wednes-

The class in Yiddish and Yiddish
Literature which is being offered in
the Hillel Institute of Jewish Studies,
will meet tonight at 8:00 at the Hillel
Foundation.
Avukah, student Zionist Organiza-
tion, will meet at the Hillel Founda-
tion tonight at 8:00 p.m. Max Dres-
den, a graduate student from Hol-
land, will discuss "Assimilation: An
Answer?". All Avukah members are
urged to attend.
Music Committee for Sophomore
Cabaret will meet today at 5:00 p.m.
in the League. Bring eligibility cards.
Attendance will be taken.
Music Section of Faculty Women's
Club will meet today at 6:15 p.m. at
the home of Mrs. H. E. Yntema, 1415
Stadium Boulevard.
Coming Events
The Angell Hall Observatory will
be open to the public on Saturday
evening, November 9, from 7:30 to
10:00. The moon and the planets,
Jupiter and Saturn, will be shown
through the telescopes. Children
must be accompanied by adults.
A.I.E.E.: Mr. Montague A. Clark,
Manager Industrial and Public Re-
lations, of the U.S. Rubber Co. will
conduct a Roundtable Discussion on
Personnel Problems, Thursday, Nov-
ember 7, in the Rackham Amphithe-
atre at 8:00 p.m.
Compulsory House Presidents' meet-
ing on Thursday, November 7, at
Michigan League at 4:30 p.m.
Physical Education, Women Stu-
dents: Registration for the indoor
season in physical education will be
held on Friday, November 8, from
8:00 to 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 5:00
p.m., and on Saturday, November 9,
from 8:00 to 12:00 a.m. in Barbour
Gymnasium.
Seminar in the Bible will be held
at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at Lane
Hall.
International Center: A trip will
be made to Detroit on Sunday, Nov-
ember 10, to attend the broadcast of
the Ford Sunday Evening Hour. Solo-
ist is Dorothy Maynor. Transporta-
tion by bus leaving the Center
promptly at 7:00 o'clock. Tickets are
complimentary but charge for trans-
portation. Reservations may still be
made today in the Office of the Cen-
ter.
Thursday, November 7, is the last
day on which acceptances may be re-
ceived and reservations made for the
International Dinner on Wednesday,
November 20.
Bibliophiles Section of the Faculty
Women's Club will meet Tuesday,
November 12, at 2:30 p.m. at the
Michigan League.
The Interior Decoration Group of
the Faculty Women's Club meets on
Thursday at the League. Tea from
3:00-5:00 p.m. and a silver display.

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The
:City Editor's
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T'S ALL OVER, but what's to be done with
the left-over lapel buttons? Social waste
is at its worst.
* * *
Roommate suggests the Japanese as a po-
tential buyer-they've always been inter-
ested in old tin.
* * *
Maybe you're interested in knowing that no
liquor was sold in Michigan yesterday from

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