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THE MICHIGAN DAILY Si

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By FRANCES AARONSON
ALTHOUGH MUSIC in all its forms is a vital
part of several Michigan organizations, the
natural complement of melody - dance --has
only one mainstay on campus. The Dance Club,
one of the oldest such organizations in existence,
has succeeded for twenty-five years in making
the University conscious of the form and line
of dance movement.
Under the direction of Miss Ruth Bloomer of
the women's physical education department,
the club has brought modern dance, ballet, and
folk dancing to the attention of men and women
interested in the expressive arts. The only
recent professional dance group appearance in
Ann Arbor was made by the Ballet Caravan last
year; it is therefore left to campus groups to be
the natural object of dance form admirers.
Together with the Play Production dance
groups, the ballet group, which devotes part of
its time to Spanish numbers, and the inter-
mediate dance class, Dance Club will present
its annual Winter Program at 8:30 p.m. Friday
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
ONE-HALF of the program will be devoted to
a presentation of Hansel and Gretel, which
will be performed also for the Children's The-
atre. Stanley Lock, who arranged the opera
music into danceable form, will have a small
orchestra under his direction for the program.
Complementing the dance interpretation of the
famous fairy tale will be three choruses sung by
the Women's Glee Club under the direction of
Donna Baisch, '418M.
A cast of 50 men and women will participate
in the rest of the program, which will include
eleven numbers, comprised of new arrangements
and revivals of previously shown dances.
Carl Miller, a young Detroit pianist and com-
poser, who studied at Bennington School of the
Arts under Louis Horst and Norman Lloyd, will
play two of his own compositions to which the
Club will perform.
AN UNUSUAL ADDITION to the program is
Joseph Gornbein's interpretation of John
Malcolm Brinnin's "The Evening". Brinnin's
poem, already well known to the campus as
well as to the literary world, will be read by
David Rich. Gornbein will also dance his solo,
"Fanfare", to music by Mr. Miller.
A long list of composers whose music runs
the complete range of emotion will give the
program a great deal of contrast. Included in
the repertoire will be the two old dance forms
of Bach, a polka from Shostakovich's "Age of
Gold" ballet, waltzes "Nobel" and "Sentimental"
of Ravel, "Berceuse" from Strawinsky's "Fire-
bird Suite", with original choreography by Sarah
Graf and dances from the sheep-shearing scene
of Shakespeare's "Winter's Tale". The last
named was performed during the drama series
last spring.
"Dance to a Yiddish Melody" will be a revival
from the program of 1940, while two traditional
Negro spirituals are a new addition to the Play
Production dance group's repertoire.
Two dance programs a year is the maximum
offered to students here. Therefore, there is
little opportunity to duplicate the enjoyment of
Friday's presentation.
Tickets for the performance can be obtained
at the Lydia Mendelssohn box office starting
tomorrow. All seats are reserved.

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N1IGHTEDITOR- EMILE GEL
The editorials published in The Michi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
writers only.,
The Human Side
Of War .. .
W liENEVER a sentimental writer runs
out of anything else to say, he will
probably turn to the historians and lambaste
them good and proper because they dwell so
much on dates and battles and events without
ever seeming to realize they are talking about
men. It seems to me that the war discussions
of the present are taking on an historian's view-
point there are long debates on principles, on
"preserving liberties," on the numbers of battle-
ships and planes, and man himself never seems
to' intrude.
I believe that if you, when thinking of the
European war, will keep the human element in
mind, 'it will make a difference in your think-
ing. I do not want anyone to react solely upon
as emotional a basis as this, but I see a necessity
of giving our logic the added dimension of flesh
and blood.
THERE ARE in America about fifty million
families seeking happiness in this life. Whe-
ther they are Park Avenue Fraziers or Oklahoma
Joads, thee families constantly struggle to keep
their small worlds from being broken and ruined.
For hours at a time they go along bound up in
work, in chatter, in the coffee and bacon and
darned socks of every day, without thinking of
the war.
I condition my reactions with the memory of
these families. When I read that five fliers have
been shot down in a raid over Berlin or Rome
or London, I picture five individual human
tragedies. I see five young men like myself -
perhaps they speak German, perhaps English,
but they are still pretty mach like us over here
- five young men suddenly feeling the smash
of lead, the sear of flames. I see all the con-
comitant wreck of families and friendships.
Y OU HEAR a great deal of talk about the
economic collapse that America will face
should Germany win. Trade will disappear.
The living standard will go over a cliff. Inter-
ventionists paint terrible pictures of anarchy
and starvation, and tell us to go to war or sub-
mit to all this.
I do not believe their picture is true. I would
like very much to see an English victory, dirty
as the hands of the English are. But its effect
on world trade will not be half so great as the
intervntionists would like to make us believe.
When war orders cease, the world is going to
tighten its belt regardless of who rules the
oceans' trade. A destitute England is not going
to make things much more paradisaical than
a destitute Germany.
When I remember the individual families that
make up America, it seems to me that there are
few family groups that would not rather tighten
their belts than to have their sons killed or
maimed on the battlefields of Europe. Nothing
can compare to the horror of that. The talk of
rebellion and anarchy here in the event of a
declining living-standard seems ridiculous to
me. Americans have tightened, and can tighten
their belts, if this must be. They can, and will,
sacrifice enough from their personal happiness
to keep America so strong that Germany will
not dare to attack.
IWOULD PREFER TO LIVE with Winston
Churchill than with Adolf Hitler, but the
difference will not be significant enough to
--__ -Ri--alel iiiie o

lominie Says
IN THE COURSE of a life time, those two or
three periods in which one is forced to shift
quickly from one set of situations to another
group of circumstances, stand out like mountain
peaks above a plain. How one acts in such
periods will be very significant. The contradic-
tory views on affairs which set our extreme
bounds were tersely stated on the editorial page
of the Daily, Saturday, by Mr. Niketh and Mr.
Dober. Now, what attitudes, what abilities, what
habit patterns will help us meet the transition
before us?
Many replies have been given. The great re-
ligions have made answer for the millions over
long periods of history. We suggest an applica-
tion within a slender range of our current ex-
perience, namely: he who to date has developed
the following four habit patterns will take his
transition in stride, (1) Purposeful Behavior, (2)
Sociality, (3) Habits of Decision, and (4) Sen-
sitivity Pattern. A group of religious educators
led by Hugh Hartshorn of Yale, after experi-
ments over a period of years, set forth this
series as the determining factors in the "school-.
to-college" transition. We believe that these
four patterns may be the measure of how youth
will make other transitions.
That is, the boy who, prior to college, was a
"four-pattern-person" and went on to any one
of the forty-two colleges or universities involved,
was a success in the ten areas of our common
life, such as home and family, religion, finance,
sports, personality, social affairs, studies, moral
and discipline, health, and outreach. But in
the study of those three thousand boys, of whom
nearly half went on to college, it was found that
the "no-pattern-persons", those who were not
purposely, not socially developed, not able to
make wise decisions, and not sensitive to rel-
evance, proportions and the potentiality of a
situation, tended to fail in some or all of these
ten areas of our common life, and were certain
to fail as they transferred to college.
M1ERE is a practical approach to the tensions
before us. The vast difference of attitudes
between the students and their elders on the
subject of the world crisis needs to be faced
and met in educational fashion. If we could
declare an armistice, shelve the "apple-polish"
psychology for a semester, get youth to confer
and seek advice, and by some means make in-
formal discussions available to students in the
daily work which we are doing together, we could
soon reach understanding. Here is a basis for
an initial conversation. The student can survey
his own personal conduct according to this list
of four patterns and ask frankly about the per-
fecting of adequate habits.
The change of seeing our world plunged into
total war should remind us that we constitute
a community of great intellectual power. If we
can live up to the objectivity for which we have
been trained, hundreds of us will reach a new
level of usefulness as we approach this transi-
ion experience.
- Edward W. Blakeman,
CourFelor in Religious Education
RADIO
By DAVID LACHENBRUCH
THE GENERAL POPULAR DISGUST with
radio dance music of late, as well as the un-
availability of enough playable tunes, has forced
many dance orchestras to take up the playing
of perverted arrangements of the "classics" -
from Franck's D minor Symphony to Grieg's
Norwegian Dances, and it probably will develop
that the public doesn't like to hear Brahms
blared out in a sax "ride" - as a result many
people will turn to the standard symphony
orchestras and become acquainted with the mas-
ters as a relief from the dance bands of today,
not because of any inspiration they may have
provided.

Great things have been happening in Car-
negie Hall these past four Sundays. Freed from
Barbirolli, the New York Philharmonic has been
getting along well. Crowds waiting to be
admitted to the Hall to hear Mitropolous con-
duct the Symphony have been called officially
"the biggest crowds here since Toscanini con-
ducted the Philharmonic." Though Mitropolous'
conducting of the Phil is over for the present,
it is our guess that he will be heard again con-
ducting the New York Philharmonic in the not-
so-distant future.
TODAY another truly great conductor-Bruno
Walter-will take over the guest director-
ship of the Phil, in the first in a series of four
guest appearances: (WJR, 3-4:30 p.m.).
Because a program called "Children's Theatre
of the Air", occupies the 12-1 p.m. spot locally on
WXYZ, we can hear only half of the Radio City
Music Hall. symphony in the Detroit area. The
part of the concert we'll miss will be Shostako-
vitch's phenomenal First Symphony. We will
however, be allowed to hear (at 1 p.m., when
the last half of the program comes on) Miss
Rosemary Brancato, soprano, sing two selec-
tions and hear the orchestra play Tales From
the Vienna Woods, if that's any consolation.
It is really disheartening to see how many
network musical programs are either cut or
skipped entirely by the Detroit radio stations.
Taking today, Sunday, for example, here are
some of the network concert programs we'll miss:
8-8:30 a.m.-Dr. Charles Courboin in a Men-
delssohn organ recital (NBC Red); 10:30-11-
The Indianapolis Symphony under Fabien Se-
vitzky, playing the radio premiere of Benja-
min's Prelude to Holiday, and Moussorgsky's
Pictures At An Exhibition (CBS); 12:30-1 p.m.

Credo Of ASDL
To The Editor:
As temporary president of theI
ASDL I should like to call the at-
tention of all students interested in
the problems of the present inter-
national crisis to our Credo which ap-
pears here. The ASDL hopes that all
students, undergraduate and grad-
uate, who are actively concerned
about the position of our country in
the present war, and especially those
who agree in general with our Credo.
will find it possible to attend the
talks and meetings of our group. I
should be glad to hear from anyone
who desires information about the
ASDL. -Frank G. Ryder
Credo of ASDL
I. Foreign policy.
A. We believe that Nazi Germany1
and its allies constitute a men-
ace to the economic, political,
and physical security of the
United States, and that this
menace must be resisted, not ap-
peased.
B. We believe this menace is ser
ious and immediate. so that we
must prepare ourselves at once
for the contingency of war.
C. We believe that the defense of
the Americas implies a working
agreement with the British Com-
monwealth of Nations, in the
hope of keeping war out of the
Western Hemisphere, and in ul-
timately crushing Nazi Power.
D. We believe that the United
States should supply the British
Commonwealth of Nations and
other nations fighting the Axis
powers with all possible mili-
tary supplies which can, in the
judgment of our government, be
spared from the immediate needs
of our domestic defense. These
supplies should either be given
outright or in exchange for raw
RECORDS
T HAS BEEN called to the atten-
tion of this column that, at best,
it has been indifferent to the fem-
inine side of the record world. To
prove that circumstance rather than
malice was responsible, today shall
be Ladies' Day almost exclusively.
With due reverence, then, we wish
to present first "just a mere slip of
a girl," Beatrice Kay, in Columbia's
second edition of its Naughty Nine-
ties travesty (Set C-36, four 10-inch
records). Miss Kay is listed as a
"soubrette," but it is an impertinence
to suggest a one-word label for what
she does. She pulls your heart-
strings ruthlessly in Heaven Will Pro-
Itect the Working Girl and in A Bird
in a Gilded Cage. She pokes you
with roguish intimacy in a plea to
Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey.
She makes you chuckle at her dialect-
presentation of Rufus Rastas John-
on Brown's plight (What You Gn-
na. Do When the Rent Comes
'Round?)
In short, Miss Kaye is a female
Tony Pastor with more versatility and
more appeal, a Sheila Barrett with
a flexible larynx that can sing. No
more need be said except that the
Elm City Four and Ray Bloch's
Orchestra provide appropriate assist-
ance.
TWO APPLES of Victor's eye-Din-
ah Shore and Bea Wain-have
indicated once more the basis for
their popularity. Miss . Shore this
week is offering on one Bluebird
Record I Do, Do You? and I Hear A
Rhapsody, two lyrics of love peculiar-
ly suited to her sheer silk, or "blue
velvet," if you will, voice. The orches-
tra (unidentified) provides the un-
obtrusive background that Miss Shore
and these songs require.
Miss Wain has chosen to do one
smoothie, one novelty. The latter is
a sprightly tune with tickling lyrics-

Hello Ma! I Done It Again from the-
motion-picture "Tall, Dark and
Handsome." After two listenings,
you will be humming the tune, or at
least, making a mess of the words.
The reverse side is How Did It Get
So Late So Early from this year's ill-
fated musical revue "All In Fun."
There must be-again through cir-
cumstance, not malice-one man in
all this. For Nelson Eddy has done
for Columbia five of the more or less
familiar tunes from Noel Coward's
"Bitter Sweet." The tunes: I'll See
You Again; Tokay; The Call Of Life;
If You Could Only Come With Me
and Dear Little Cafe. Eddy follow-
ers will accept these without reserva-
tion, but this observer was never
quite sure whether Mr. Eddy was sing-
ing too high in his nose, or too low
in his throat. Robert Armbruster
conducts a smooth orchestra, and a
chorus joins in on Tokay.
-M.O.
Discouraging Lynchers
One more lynching occured during
1940 than in 1939, the total being
four, according to reports compiled at
Tuskegee Institute, but the brighter
side of the picture is the fact that

materials, territorial concessions,
or the like.
II. Domestic policy.
A. We believe that all "fifth-col-
umn" activities must be vigor-
ously and speedily suppressed by
legal methods. At the same time
we believe that all civil liberties
must be maintained to their full
extent for pacifists, socialists, and
all other minority groups who
are not agents of foreign powers.
B. We believe that the problem of
morale is to reconcile a vigorous
defense of America and Ameri-
can institutions with continually
advancing political and econo-
mic reform, the preparation for
war with the purpose of peace,
and national unity with differ-
ence of opinion.
III. The guiding aim of this organi-
zation is the defeat of Fascist ag-
gression. We believe, therefore, in
aid to Britain and other nations
actively opposing Fascism to the
extent which may be necessary to
secure this end.
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Notices
To Faculty, Students, and All Con-
cerned: Any one observing reckless-
ness by bicyclists using Campus walks
or drives is requested to take down
and report to the Business Office
of the University the license number
of the bicycle concerned.
Shirley W. Smith
Student Accounts: Your attention
is called to the following rules passed
by the Regents at their meeting of
Feb. 28, .1936:
"Students shall pay all accounts
due the University not later than
the last day of classes of each sem-
ester or Summer Session. Student
loans which are not paid or renewed
are subject to this regulation; how-
ever, student loans not yet due are
exempt. Any unpaid accounts at
the close of business on the last day
of classes will be reported to the
Cashier of the University, and
"(a) All academic credits will be
withheld, the grades for the sem-
ester or Summer Session just com-
pleted will not be released, and no
transcript of credits will be issued.
"(b) All students owing such ac-
counts will not be allowed to register
in any subsequent semester or Sum-
mer Session until payment has been
made."
S. W. Smith,
Vice-President and Secretary

Letters To

The Editor

By ALBERT P. BLAUSTEIN
ENNETH ROBERTS' latest best-
seller. "Oliver Wiswell," is far in-
ferior, from a literary point of view,
to "Arundel" and "Northwest Pas-
sage." Yet, because of the effective
manner in which it counteracts much
of the propaganda of the American.
Revolution which we have been
taught, the book is probably the most
valuable Mr. Roberts has ever writ-
ten.
Oliver Wiswell is a young American
living during the Revolutionary War
pericd who is opposed to the cause of
the colonists and who serves valiantly
in the British army. During the entire
course of the war he is a Tory whose
general attitude is that the revolting
colonists are the scum of America
and that neither their views nor
their actions should be approved of
by the people of the 'United States
today.
O US, who have been taught since
our first days in elementary
school, to believe that the Revolu-
tionary War was a good one, the
book is something of a surprise and
shock. Yet the surprise and shock
are good because they serve the pur-
pose of making us realize the bad ef-
fects of the war as well as the good
ones.
Such information as the facts that
John Hancock had embezzled some
£12,000 from Harvard University
when he worked there and owed
£100,000 to the Crown for smuggling
serve a valuable function in giving
us an idea of what some of the lead-
ers of the revolution were like. De-
scriptions of bad treatment of pris-
oners and of such actions as "tar
and featherings" give us somewhat
useful pictures of the revolutionaries
to go with the teachings we received
in our more chauvinistic history
texts.
THE BOOK serves approximately
the same needed function as did
the works of Eric Maria Remarque
in the post-World War period. "All
Quiet on the Western Front" and
"The Three Comrades" and "The
Road Back" all gave us ideas of the
position of Germany during and af-
ter the Great War and helped us
discount the propaganda we had been
influenced by since 1914.
Some have objected to "Oliver Wis-
well" because they feel that such a
pro-English work will tend to influ-
ence us too much toward the British
cause today. The book might well do
that to some-but it shouldn't. Rath-
er, it should reveal the fact that
our newspapers and magazines are1
as guilty, if not more, as our history
books in dispersing propaganda and
it should make us go out of our way
to try to learn both sides of every
question.

DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETI
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 1941
VOL. L. No. 82
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.

The Dictaphone Station will be in
the Council Room, 1009 Angell Hall,
until further notice. Insofar as
possible the work will be carried
on in the regular manner. How-
ever, there will not be telephone
service and it will be necessary for
all persons to call in person at the
office. Repairs to the office necessi-
tate this temporary change.
German Departmental Library: All
books are due January 20.
All Students, Registration for Sec-
ond Semester : Each student should
plan to register for himself during
the appointed hours. Registrations
by proxy will not be accepted.
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar.
Registration Material, College of
Architecture and Design: Students
should call for second semester ma-
terial at Room 4, University Hall, at
once. The College of Architecture
and Design will post an announce-
ment in the near future giving time
of conferences with your classifier.
Please wait for this notice before
seeing your classifier.
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
Registration Material, College of
L.S.&A., and Schools of Education
and Music: Students should call for
second semester registration material
at Room 4, University Hall, as soon
as possible. Please see your adviser
and secure all necessary signatures.
Robert L. Williams
Assistant Registrar
Senior Aeronautical and Mechani-
cal Engineers: A representative of the
Bendix Aviation Corporation of
South Bend, Indiana, will be in Ann
Arbor to interview February gradu-
ates interested in aircraft carburet-
or world on Thursday, January 23.
These positions are not restricted to
men who have specialized in inter-
nal combustion engines. .Students
wishing appointments should report
at once to the Aeronautical. Engin-
eering Department Office, B-47 East
Engineering Building.
Interviews with Atlantic Refining
Company: Mr. McIlVain of the Re-
search and Development Department
and Mr. Birch of the Plant Personnel
Division will interview the following
at the Bureau Monday and Tuesday,
January 20 & 21: Chemists, Chem-
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THIS TERM "military
thrown around a lot

expediency" is being
these days. Whether

we should go to war, it is said, depends entirely
on the military strategy of the case.
But we say, what about "economic expe-
diency", "social expediency", "moral expe-
diency", and a half dozen others that are
involved in war?
Up until the last few weeks, war was a terrible
thing. It was something to be avoided at any
price, save existence itself. Logicians thought
of it as an end in itself, not as a means to any-
thing.
WE WERE TO HELP ENGLAND, not particu-
larly to save the heritage of Johnny Bull,
but to avoid broken lives, spilled blood, wasted
money, thwarted literature, pillaged science,
pestilence, corrupted character, shattered fam-
ilies, and universified poverty.
If England fell, then we would have to rely
on our defensive armor, which presumably was
to be built strong enough to repel all enemies.
If war came to our shores. then we would be
forced to throw off the invader.
Why is it any different now, just because
the war is older? Certain human values
retain their worth, regardless of "military
expediency".
way. Either we pay the cost of keeping our-
selves armed - a cost that will probably become
very burdensome if our living standards should
decline, or we leap in now, sacrificing -our arms
nt rnp xudwalth in one throw nf the del.

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