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Hyper-Critical Of Bonelli
TO THE EDITOR:
I was shocked to read in your MUSIC col-
umn a hyper-critical account of the Richard
Bonelli concert. Not that I am a better judge of
music, but I thought your critic violated the
standards of taste, good judgment and the Code
of Ethics which governs all art criticism.
Undoubtedly, Mr. Bonelli failed in some of his
difficult notes, and we all noticed the "throatal
tones" which irked our sensibilities as do some
orators. But shouldn't the critic "K.K.," have tak-
en this matter up with the authorities of the
Choral Union or have raised his questions in
courses in the School of Music? Why drag these
things out in Ku Klux fashion before the aver-
age student who applauded for three encores,
which K.K. proudly says he didn't stay to hear.
To complicate matters, an interview was re-
ported with Mr. Bonelli on the front page, which
indicated that he has subversive ideas, such as
government subsidy for young singers. He said
that there should be ,x department of Arts and
Sciences in Washington. This seems to me to be
a radical suggestion which cuts at the very base
of lassez faire among ,artists. To give this boost
to regimentation front- age publicity is just as
bad as the other.
Students who make hese errors in judgment
ought to be disciplined in some way. There is
a place for criticism, brit criticism should always
be put in its place.
Chivalry Is Dead
To the Editor:
We were once told that the age of chivalry was
dead, but the fact was never brought h.nme to
us more clearly than it was las Snday night .
Braving the cold and the snow, we ventured
forth to the Union to see the moving pictures
of the O. S. U.-Michigan football game. We
came there at the appointed time and 10 and
behold, there wasn't a seat to be had, not one
single seat in the whole, smoke-filled place.
There were about three thousand people there
(although we wouldn't be willing to swear to
it) and out of those three thousand, two thou-
sand nine hundred and seventy five of them
Now, my dear Editor, do you think that one.
only one mind you, of those so-called Michigan
gentlemen got up and offered us a seat? No!
They just pretended not to see us and we aren't
bad looking either if we have to say so ourselves.
We can't imagine where the men on this
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NIKHT EDITOR: ROBERT SPECKHARD
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It's Time To Stop
LAST WEEK'S TELEGRAM from
Presiden Roosevelt to Representa-
tive Dies was the culmination of two years of
criticism of the Dies Committee from many
sources. The President was not trying to curb
constructive activities of the Committee, but
merely requested that the group be careful of
interfering with the work of other departments.
Thimbrings upt-the question as to how much
good the Dies Committee, formed to investigate
"subversive activities", has 'done. In the par-
ticular instance cited by the President, they
negated work done by the FBI in regard to some
specific cases. There, at least, their work has
been harmful rather than helpful.
If the investigation of un-American activities
is to serve any end at all, it will have to be
through legislation to curb such movements.
The members of the Dies Committee have pro-
posed no such legislation. They have done
nothing constructive; the sole apparent results
of two years' work and hundreds of thousands
of dollars in appropriations have been headlines
labeling various people and groups "Commu-
nistic" or "Nazi".
W HEN THINKING of reports of the Dies Com-
mittee during the last year, all that comes
to mind is the accusation that several movie
stars were contributing money to the Communist
Party-and the subsequent absolution of these
stars of un-American tendencies. What possi-
ble good can result from such indiscriminate
labeling? All that Congress has done in sup-
porting the Committee is to permit the most
elaborate, most highly-publicized witch hunt of
The hearings of the Committee are adding
nothing to the efforts of the American people to
combat so-called subversive activities, and are
merely adding to the hysteria directors of more
fruitful investigations, like the FBI, have warned
CHAIRMAN DIES has announced his intention
of asking for another appropriation at the
opening session of Congress. Surely the Com-
mittee has had enough time to prove conclusively
that money spent in support of it is wasted.
Congress should make certain that this is the
last year of existence for the Dies Committee
and its glorified headline chasing. .
- Jean Shapero
For Present Service .. .
IN A FEW SHORT months the school
year 1940-41 will be over and thous-
sands of college men from all over the country
will become eligible for the draft. To most of
them the idea of leaving school for a year's ser-
vice with the military corps is distasteful because
of the loss of a year's education. We believe that
campus got their manners from but college life
hasn't helped them one bit. Some one ought
to give them back to the Indians, although we
doubt very much whether the Indians would
take them. If these are Michigan men, you can
give us a Yale man any time.
-Two Very Disgusted Co-eds
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WASHINGTON-There were no fireworks in
that closely guarded conference between the
President and Representative Martin Dies. The
two men talked things over amiably, though
neither pulled his punches.
Roosevelt criticized Dies' publicity antics, and
the Texan complained that the FBI had re-
fused to "cooperate." Most of the discussion
was on this point.
Roosevelt bluntly declared that Dies had
hampered the FBI by releasing premature pub-
licity on subversive agents whose operations
were fully known, but who were being secretly
kept under surveillance in order to ascertain
their tie-ups and higher-ups. He cited three
specific instances given him by the FBI.
"I didn't call you here to censure you, Mar-
tin," the President said in effect, "but to con-
sut with you on how to get better results in
what you are doing. You say you want better
cooperation between your committee and the
FBI. Fine, but you can't get it by sniping at
the FBI. That will have to stop-and stop right
Another point Roosevelt stressed was that
Dies' shotgun press methods had unjustly cast
suspicion on innocent persons. The President
mentioned particularly the case of the League
for Peace and Democracy, whose mailing list
was published by the Dies last year with a
big fanfare of publicity.
Dies vigorously defended this and tossed sev-
eral "I-told-you-so's" back at Roosevelt.
It wasn't our fault if anyone got singed by
the publication of those names," Dies argued.
"The committee exposed the League as a Com-
munist front long before, and those fellows had
plenty of time to have their names taken off
the rolls. If they didn't it was their fault.
"Also I might add that we were chiefly re-
sponsible for driving the League to cover. You
never hear of it any more, and no one doubts
any longer that it was controlled by the Reds.
"And, incidentally, we made the same charge
against the CIO. I told you in our conference
two years ago that John L. Lewis was working
with the Communists. Now its an established
fact that at least ten CIO unions with whom
Lewis has been cheek-by-jowl are Communist-
Today, the Majestic Theatre begins a week's
run of Paramount and Cecil B. DeMille's "North-
west Mounted Police", starring Gary Cooper and
And for bigness, for extravaganza on an ex-
travagant DeMille scale, the picture is definitely
interesting, worth seeing. For DeMille, never
one to be satisfied with anything but the biggest
-his pictures have the biggest casts, biggest In-
dian tribes, and biggest sets-lived up to his
reputation by calling for the biggest make-up
job in film history for this technicolor epic.
Featured in the film are not only Gary Cooper
and Madeleine Carroll but also Paulette God-
dard in the role of a female half-breed), Pres-
ton Foster, Robert Preston, Akim Tamiroff,
Lynne Overman, George Bancroft, Lon Chaney,
Jr., and Walter Hampden.
Based on Canada's historic Riel Rebellion of
1885, which pitted the rebelling Metis, a half-
breed people, against the Northwest Mounted
Police, the story also finds the leading members
of the cast when they are not concerned with
romance, trying to save the Mounted from be-
ing destroyed 15 years later by the half-breeds,
fighting back gallantly against melodramatic
Against this setting, DeMille has thrown two
love stories: the love of a Mountie, Ronnie Logan,
for a wildcat Meti girl, Louvette-and the love
which the Ranger, Dusty Rivers, finds and then
relinquishes for April Logan, sister of Ronnie
and sweetheart of a Mountie, Sergeant Jim Brett.
No Time To Lose
We do not believe that the American people
are in a mood long to tolerate costly strikes in
defense industries, such as those now tying up
war orders in the Vultee Aircraft plant and the
New Kensington aluminum plant.
The unions that called the strikes may have
just grievances. Or they may merely be trying
to exploit the urgency of their country's need.
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DAILY, OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Most newspapers are extremely adverse to
"plugging" anything. Not so Fire and Water
which believes in aiding anything worth aiding.
So we hereby recommend the following varied
items as worthy of campus support:
1. Galens drive for funds which will begin to-
day. The proceeds are given to the Galens work-
shop for crippled children in the University hos-
pital. Last year when we were assigned the ad-
vance publicity on Galens drive, we visited this
workshop on the top floor of the University hos-
pital and found the workshop and the whole
Galens project extremely worth-whil.
2. This is in a different realm, but we note with
pleasure the Art Cinema famous-films-of-the-
past series which will begin a week from this
Sunday. Included on the slate are such highlights
of moviedom as five Keystone comedies starring
Charlie Chaplin, Lon Chaney in "The Unholy
Three," John Gilbert and other famous stars of
another era in "The Big Parade," and Edward
G. Robinson in "Little Caesar."
3. Tonight Congress, Independent Men's As-
sociation presents its initial dance, entitled "Cof-
fin Capers." Advance publicity as well as some-
what confidential information indicate that the
dance will be something unique, something un-
usual and worth attending, especially when view-
ed as a departure from the usual dance for-
mality and stiffness.
4. If you have any destructive impulses as
well as the up-to-now inhibited desire to carve
your name upon some furniture for the benefit
of posterity and if you are a senior, we recom-
mend to you the Union's offer of free use of its
carving implements to indelibly stamp your nanle
on a Union table in the taproom.
have to return for only a few months before get-
ting their degrees.
The advantages of giving credits are quite ob-
vious. The college man wants to graduate with
the class he started with, he usually does not
want to "take an extra year" to graduate and hr.
doesn't want to work in the armed forces merely
for his room and board and a nominal salary. Of
course credits for a complete year cannot be giv-
en but a sufficient number may be awarded to
keep college a four-year proposition..
CREDIT could well be given for the great num-
ber of things which will be taught to the
individuals that are drafted. Among them would
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1940
VOL. LI. No. 58
Publication in the Daily O ficlal
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University,
Communications to the Regents:
Those who wish to present communi-
cations for consideration by the Re-
gents are requested to present them
at least eight days before the next
ensuing meeting at the office of Miss
Edith J. Smith, Budget Assistant to
the President, 1006 Angell Hall. Fif-
teen copies of each communication
should be prepared and left with Miss
Smith. (Please note that one more
copy is requested than in previous
years). A uniform type of paper is
used for communications to the
Board of Regents, a supply of which
may be procured at the Office of the
Vice-President and Secretary.
To the Members of the University
Council: There will be a meeting of
the University Council on Monday,
December 9, at 4:15 p.m., in Room
Approval of the Minutes.
Report of the Counsellor to Foreign
Students, J. R. Nelson.
Report of the Committee on the
Orientation Period, P. E. Bursley.
Subjects Offered by Members of
Reports of the Standing Commit-
Program and Policy, Stason.
Educational Policies, Rice.
Student Relations, Marin.
Public Relations, I. Smith.
Plant and Equipment, Hammett.
Louis A. Hopkins, Secretary
University students who are receiv-
ing questionnaires from their local
selective service boards are informed
that they may consult with Dr. L. A.
Hopkins, Chairman of the University
Committee on National Defense, on
question relating to the current inter-
pretation of the selective service act
and the classification of college and
university students as provided by the
Soph Prom: Tickets numbered 95,
295, 299 and 300 will not be honored
at the Soph Prom on December 13.
Holders of these tickets are requested
to communicate at once with the
Prom Chairman, Bernard H-endel,
2006 Washtenaw, telephone 2-4409.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
Detroit Civil Service Examination.
The date of the examination is De-
cember 23, 1940. Application must
1564 East Medical Building.
ject: "The 'Second Stage' in
gen-Antibody Reactions." All
ested are invited.
Pre-Medical Students: The third
group of aptitude tests for members
of the Pre-Medical Society will be
given Saturday, Dec. 7, at 1:30 p.m.
in room 300 of the West Medical
Building. Those students who missed
last Saturday's tests should phone
the Psychological Clinic to arrange'
for a make-up, rather than drop out
of the group.
Ch.E. 29 Students: The salt run
schedule will be posted with Miss
McKim, Room 2028 E. Eng. Bldg. at
9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. All
men must sign before noon or be
assigned to the remaining vacancies.
E. S. Pettyjhn.
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: An exhibit of ceramic
processes including structure, form,
color and glazing is being shown in
the first floor hall of the Architecture
Building through December 10. Open
daily, except Sunday, from 9 to 5. The
public is invited.
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: The winning drawings
for the Magazine Cover Contest spon-
sored by DeVoe & Raynolds of Chica-
go are being shown in the third floor
exhibition room, Architecture Build-
ing. Open daily 9 to 5, except Sun-
day, through December 17. The pub-
lic is invited.
University Lecture: Melville J. Her-
skovits, Professor of Anthropology
and Chairman of the Department at
Northwestern University, will lecture
on the subject, "The Negro in the New
World," under the auspices of the De-
partment of Anthropology, at 4:15
p.m. today in the Rackham Amphi-
theatre. The public is cordially in-
Lecture: Kirby Page will speak on
"Personal Religion and World Pro-
blems" on Saturday at Lane Hall. He
will give two lectures, at 4:00 and at
Phi Delta Kappa Business Meeting
at 7:00 p.m. tonight in East Council
Room, Rackham Building.
Coffee Hour will be held
Hall today, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
dents are welcome.
Theatre Arts Committee: Compul-
sory meeting of all chairmen and
assistants at 4:00 p.m. today in the
J.G.P. Eligibility cards will be
signed today, 3:00-5:00 p.m., in the
Undergraduate office of the Women's
League. Today is the deadline for
them and all cards must be signed.
J.G.P. Dance Committee will re-
hearse today, 4:00-5:00 p.m., in the
Game Room of the Women's League.
Tryouts for Ballet Group, for Chil-
dren's Theatre Production of Hansel
and Gretel, will be held today at 4:15
p.m., Dance Studio in Barbour Gym-
nasium. Any eligible student with
ballet training is inivited.
American Committee to save Re-
fugees will meet today at 4:30 p.m.
in room 318-20, Michigan Union.
"Margin for Error," the satirical
anti-Nazi melodrama by Clare Boothe
will be presented by Play Production
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