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Fifty-Eighth Year

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Letters to the Editor..

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Edited and managed by students of the Uni-
versity of Michigan under the authority of the
Board in Control of Student Publications.
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Nancy Helmick ...................General Manager
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Jeanne Swendeman.........Advertising Manager
Stuart Finlayson ................Editorial Director
Edwin Schneider .................Finance Manager
Lida Dailes.....................Associate Editor
Eunice Mintz ................Associate Editor
Dick Kraus ..........................Sports Editor
Bob Lent ..................Associate Sports Editor
Joyce Johnson ....................Women's Editor
Betty Steward ..........Associate Women's Editor
Joan de Carvajal ...............Library Director
Melvin Tick...............Circulation Manager
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Hail Victors!
The Daily staff salutes the victorious
Wolverines of 1947!
We are justifiably proud of this
great Michigan football team. They
have brought us our first undisputed
Western Conference championship
since 1933. They have completed the
first unbeiaten, untied season since
1933. And they have probably clinched
the mythical national championship.
We feel certain that they will prove
their superiority over the Pacific Coast
champions Jan. 1 at Pasadena.
The 1947 Wolverines are the finest
team we have ever seen on a grid-
iron. Yet we doubt that there will be
very many All-Americans named from
Michigan this year. The system em-
ployed by Coach Fritz Crisler stresses
specialization and teamwork. And
teamwork is what made this squad
The students of this University won't
be paying much attention to the indivi-
dual selections this year. We know we
have the All-American Team of 1947
right here on campus.
-The Senior Editors.
Rent Testimony
TOMORROW NIGHT. the local Rent Ad-
visory Board will hear testimony on a
question of vital interest to at least half
of the 20,000 students here at the University
of Michigan. At that time both tenants and
landlords will present testimony on present
rent levels.
On the basis of this testimony the board
will recommend that rents in this county:
1. Remain the same.
2. Be adjusted upward or downward.
3. Be decontrolled entirely.
In making their decision it would be well
for the board to consider carefully all angles
of the housing situation here. It is true that
landlords as well as tenants have been caught
in the current inflationary price spiral. How-
ever the present federal rent legislation pro-
vides relief for landlords in hardship cases.
The present law also provides for 15
per cent rent increases if both landlord
and tenant agree to a two-year lease. How-
ever less than a quarter of the local land-
lords have agreed to a lease and increase,
obviously in the hope that federal legis-
lation will not be extended past the March
expiration date and they will be free to
raise rents to any desired level.
Since more than one-third of Ann Arbor's
population is transient, the rent question as-
sumes great import here. Because of the
large renting population, any increase in
rents will have far reaching economic ef-
fects on the notoriously strained pocket-
book of the college student. Additional
rents may cause students to drop out of
school and leave Ann Arbor thus causing a
drop in retail sales.
Recently Frank Hamilton, who admin-
isters the federal rent control law here said
that Ann Arbor was a "hot spot" in the
rent area. This from a man who is inti-
mately acquainted with all phases of the
In light of these facts, and the recent re-
quest of President Truman that rent controls

demonstrated one useful thing: practical-
ly everybody agrees that the U.N. in its pre-
sent form cannot endure.
Many delegates recognize that: if the
U.N. is to prevent future war it must first
turn into a body able to enact, interpret
and enforce world law - the phrase is that
of Senator Tobey of New ampshire. Such
a body would be a limited world govern-
A minimum requirement of such a gov-
ernment is a legislative body. To be gener-
ally acceptable such a legislature can brook
no veto power. A veto implies an inadmis-
World Federalists
here on campus, rend kin organizations
around the world are an ambitious lot.
They're out to rescue the whole concept of
world government from the academic circles
in which it's been going round and round
these hundreds of years. They very frankly
seek to sell the idea to a reluctant world -
a world steeped in emotional nationalisms.
They plan to convince governments, who are
wrapped up almost beyond saving in state
sovereignty, of the need to surrender some
of that sovereighty to a world federalized
for peace.
And from here it looks as i leyl suc-
For these aren't voices in the wilderness.
These are people who know that if their
voices aren't heard, there won't be very
much left but wilderness.
The World Federalists are people who
have read history and know that after
every major war for the past five or six
hundred years, the people on this earth
have asked for the end of global anarchy.
From Hugo Grotius on up the line through
Arnold Toynbee and Albert Einstein, the
idea of the lawless world has been recog-
nized and some form or other of world
government has been advocated to meet it.
Like the words of most scholars, their
words fell on the already convinced ears of
other scholars. The words ended there.
The United World Federalists have avoid-
ed the detour of intellectualism. They have
shed the academic what-should-be and have
donned the down-to-earth what is.
They have surveyed the political real-
ities on the campuses, in the municipali-
ties, in the state and the nation. They
have taken into consideration the inter-
national power struggles.
And they have devised a program aimed,
over a two-year period at mobilizing the
peoples of the world - at urging them to
bring pressure on their governments to alter
the United Nations Charter - to make of
the United Nations a limited world govern-
ment empowered to maintain peace.
What of the U.S.? And what of the
As the leviathans of east and west, they
are the nations least likely to surrender
power - they're the countries that have
the power.
The first goal of the World Federalists
in this country is, therefore, to sell the peo-
ple here on the need for limited world gov-
ernment now. To this end, plans are al-
ready afoot to place the question, "World
Government, yes or no?" on state ballots
around the United States.
This nation's delegation to the proposed
world constituent assembly of 1950 might
well take with it America's full support of
the idea as expressed at the polling places.
But can a world government be a world
government without Russia? Obviously
not. It would be a conflict in terms.
What if the Soviet Union, as appears like-
ly. is unwilling to go along with a revision
of the United Nations Charter - that revi-
sion which would so obviously undermine its
cherished, disproportionate power in the
U.N. Shall we let the Kremlin frustrate what
seems to be the last hope of avoiding the
final chaos?
The only thing we can do is to gather

together all nations that are interested in
world government - and to leave the door
open to all others. It's not at all incon-
ceivable that the Soviets will become con-
vinced that world government is the means
-the only means-to a common goal of
the American way of life and the Rus-
sian way of life, capitalism and commun-
ism, even Buddhism and Aetheism-the
goal of averting World War III.
The union of the thirteen colonies was
not spontaneous. A United States was start-
ed and was functioning without universal
ratification. But early adherence was won
from all as soon as those that had chosen
to stay out realized that it was in their best
interests to go along.
The Student World Federalist group here
and its vast family of organizations have
determined not to quit until a federal world
government with universal membership has
been achieved. Can any of us quit?
-Ben Zwerling
THE HOPES of the Western Powers are
based on the assumption that the Unit-
ed States will continue to maintain its in-
terest in Europe and help to safeguard both
its traditional freedoms and the indepen-
dence of its nations, in our own self-defense.
In contrast, the Soviets want us out of

sible qualitative difference

between coun-

Neither can a world legislature be found-
ed on a one-state one-vote practice where-
by six dwarf states with less than half of
one per cent of the earth's people could
outvote the Big Five with about thirty-
five per cent.
Even less can it be founded on population
alone. For that would allow semi-impotent
populous states like China and India to out-
vote efficient peoples like the Americans,
the Britsh and the Russians.
To be immediately acceptable, a world
legislature must mirror the ability of peo-
ples to take responsibility for preventing
war - in other words, their effective power.
Determining such relative power ac-
cording to rough justice is the immediate
problem. All students of this problem agree
that the solution can be found only in
"weighted" or "balanced" representation.
Here the opponents of the idea (or of the
aim?) have a field day. They declare that
to obtain an index of weighted representa-
tion is either impossible or inacceptable. If
they are correct, we had better disband the
U.N. and prepare for the next conflict. I do
not think that they are correct. I am con-
vinced that once world leaders honestly
desire to find an acceptable index of real
power, they can do so. Only the other day
a prominent New Zealander stated: "A sys-
tem of weighted voting, though difficult to
devise, is nct impossible."
Indeed not. In fact, it must be possible
for it is necessary.
The problem is two-fold: first to agree
upon the items that must figure in an in-
dex of balanced representation; second,
to fix the proportions of these items in
the final result.
The first (to my knowledge) to talk of
weighted representation was the late Italian
judge and philosopher, Gaetano Meale (pen
name, Umano). In a memorandum address-
ed to the Second Hague Conference (1907),
Umano insisted that every human being
disposes of a mental, a physical and an eco-
nomic force. Therefore countries should be
represented in a world legislature according
to the national factors that reflect these
three forces. That is to say, their industry,
their numbers and their national wealth.
Grenville Clark, the Dublin, N.H., law-
yer and greatest American authority on
weighted representation, would begin with
a temporary allotment. The U.S., the Brit-
ish Commonwealth and the U.S.S.R. would
each receive 65 votes, France and China
each 25, the Netherlands 12, and so on.
Later he would ask for a more scientific
apportionment (based much like Umano)
"on a just formula taking account not only
of population but of natural and industrial
resources, educational progress, political
inaturity, ability to contribute to world
order and other revelant factors."
Finally, Dr. Franz Stern of St. Louis, Mo.,
has wired me:
"I see the democratic solution to make a
U.N. that could work only in adopting a two-
chamber organization. One chamber of
delegates elected by the people of the world
by direct vote based on population and a
second chamber checking the first chamber
with delegates with votes in number ac-
cording to the power of the country they
Any or none of these suggestions may
turn out to be the right one. But none will
be accepted so long as our American lead-
ers continue trying to fob off an American
people ready for limited world government
(see recent polls) with futile suggestions
about "veto limitation," "self restraint"
and "not discrediting the present (impo-
tent) U.N."
Here again the United States has the key
position. If the American people really want
lasting peace they can get it through estab-
lishing world law. And in no other visible
(Copyright 1947, Press Alliance, Inc.)
The Real Measures

ONE READS of the movements of the
"Friendship Train" with mingled amuse-
ment, sympathy and deep concern.
As originally conceived, the scheme was
first concocted by food producers to escape
meatless Tuesdays, eggless and poultryless
Thursdays and general controls. It was a
pitiful gesture by selfish men unwilling to
accept the necessary measures to prevent
famine and collapse in Europe. By itself
the train represents a wholly inadequate
solution, for it would attempt to fulfill Eur-
ope's monumental needs with a pittance.
Nevertheless, one must appreciate the
warmth and generosity of the American
people. Their response has been wonder-
ful, as exemplified by the citizens of Tam-
pa, Fla., in deluging the Tampa Tribune
with carloads of canned grapefruit juice
for the train.
But this is not a real measure and one
hopes that both Congress, President Truman
and the people insist upon the real measures
Jacob Hurwitz

(Continued from Page 3)
West Lodge:
Mon., Nov. 24, 6:45 p.m., Bowl-
ing, Willow Run Bowling Alley;:
7 p.m., League Basketball.r
Tues., Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m., Fen-t
cing Group; 8 p.m., Volleyball Lea-V
Wed., Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m., Dupli-
cate Bridge.
Sun., Nov. 30, 4:30-6 p.m., Coffee
Hour; 6:45 p.m., Michigan-Ohio
State football game pictures.v
Lectures r
University Lecture: Dr. Carle-
ton Sprague Smith, chief of the1
Music Section of the New YorkF
Public Library, will lecture on thee
subject "Brazilian Architecture"t
(illustrated), Mon., Nov. 24, 4:15
p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre;
auspices of the Department of
Fine Arts. The public is invited.
Doctor C. E. A. Winslow, Emeri-
tus Professor of Public Health of
Yale University, will lecture on the
subject, "Social and Economicr
Factors in Disease," at the regu-
lar student assembly, Mon., Nov.1
24, 4 p.m., School of Public Health
The fifth lecture in the sympo-
sium on "Current Research in thec
Social Sciences" sponsored by Al-
pha Kappa Delta will feature Dr.
Howard Y. McClusky, Professor of1
Educational Psychology, Mental
Measurement and Statistics who
will speak on the subject "Selected1
Projects of the Bureau of Studiest
in Community Adult Education,"
Mon., Nov. 24, 4 p.m., East Con-
ference Rm., Rackham Bldg.-
University Lecture: Alfred Fran-
kenstein, Art and Music Critic of
the San Francisco Chronicle will
speak on "Art into Music-Modeste
Moussorgsky and Victor Hart-
mann" at 4:15 Tues., Nov. 25,
Rackham Lecture Hall. Open to
general public without charge. t
Miss Ruth Chatterton, disting-i
uished star of stage and screen,
will be presented Tues., 8:30 p.m.
in Hill Auditorium as the fourth
number on the 1947-48 Lecture
Course. Miss Chatterton will give
a lecture-recital covering interest-
ing experiences in her theatrical
work, and as an added attraction,
she will give some dramatic sket-
ches from her favorite plays. Tic-
kets may be purchased tomorrow1
and Tuesday at the Auditorium
box office, which will be open to-
morrow from 10-1, 2-5, and Tues-
day from 10-1, 2-8:30 p.m.
Academic Notices
Classical Representations Semi-
nar: Mon., Nov. 24, at 4:15 p.m. in
3010 A.H. Miss Winifred Bur-
roughs will speak on Young Sym-
The University Musical Society
will present The Westminister
Choir, Dr. John Finley Williamson,
conductor, in the Choral Union
Series, Mon., Nov. 24, 8:30. p.m.,
Hill Auditorium.
A limited number of tickets are
available at the offices of the Uni-
versity Musical Society; and will
be on sale after 7 p.m. on the eve-
ning of the concert in the Hill Au-
ditorium box office.
Design and the Modern Poster.
Ground floor corridor, College of
Architecture and Design. Thrugh
November 26.
Michigan Historical Collections:

"Items Relating to the Dutch Set-
tlements in Michigan," 160 Rack-
ham Bldg. Daily, 8-5; Sunday 2-5,
through November 28.
"Natural History Studies at the
Erwin S. George Reserve, Uni-
versity of Michigan," Museums
Bldg. Rotunda through December.
Museum of Art: PAINTINGS
through November 28. Alumni Me-
morial Hall: Daily, except Mon-
day, 10-12 and 2-5; Sunday, 2-5;
Wednesday evenings, 7-9; Thanks-
giving Day, 2-5. Gallery talk; No-
vember 25 at 3:00. Prof. Harold
E. Wethey will speak. The public
is cordially invited.
Events Today
Radio Programs:
9:15-9:45 a.m., WJR (760 kc.).
Hymns of Freedom.
Young Progressive Citizens of
America: General meeting, 3 p.m.
at Michigan Union. All students
interested in the research into

and action regarding political pro-
cesses are welcome.
Inter-Co-operative Council pre- ,
sents Mr. Harvey Weisberg and
panel in a discussion of "The Na-
tional Students Association." 8
p.m., Robert Owen Co-operative
House, 1017 Oakland Ave. Social
hour and refreshments. The pub-
lic is invited.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
will open its Corned Beef Cornern
at 8 p.m. Open every Sunday eve-
U. of M. Hot Record Society willc
meet at 8, p.m., League Ballroom.-
Program of early hot jazz present-a
ed by Phil Diamond. Ensian pic-
tures will be taken. Meeting is
open to the public.e
Student Religious Groups: s
Canterbury Club supper and dis-c
cussion. 5:30 p.m. at the Episcopalt
Student Center. Mr. John Bootyv
will be the speaker.-
Evangelical and Reformed Guilda
meeting at 7:15 p.m. Discussiona
on the Catechism led by Rev. C. R.-
Gamma Delta 4:00 p.m., discus-
sion hour; supper meeting, 5:30.1
Delegate Fred Droege's report ont
Convention at Lincoln, Nebraska.
Lutheran Student Association:1
Supper and panel discussion:I
"Must Individual Freedom and So-~
cial Justice Clash." Arvo Lohela,'
leader. Zion Lutheran Parish Hall.t
Roger Williams Guild: Supperi
and meeting, 6:00 p.m. Prof. Paul
Kauper will speak on "Law's Con-t
tribution to Tomorrow's World."''
Unitrian Student Group: Snacky
and discussion, 6:30 p.m., Rev.
Merrill O. Bates, Grosse Pointe,
Mich.. "The Separation of Church
and State."
Congregational-Disciples Guild:
Supper at the Congregational
Church, 6 p.m. Dr. Ruth Isabel1
Seabury, Educational Secretary,'
American Board of Foreign Mis-1
sions, Congregational Christian1
Church will speak on "Fellowship
of the Mystery." Bruce Edwardsi
is student leader.t
Westminster Guild meeting at
5:00 p.m. Prof. Theodore M. New-t
comb will speak on "Personality1
and Social Change." Student lead-
er, Jane Dahlberg. Supper meet-
ing fellows.
Wesley Foundation: Meeting att
5:30 p.m. Student Panel. "Ed-
ucation for Socil Awareness," fol-r
lowed by supper and fellowshipi
Coining Events
Student Federalists Internation-
al Committee Meeting, Mon., Nov.
24, 7:30 p.m., Michigan Union.
New projects will be discussed.
Faculty Woman's Club: The
Play Reading Section will meet on
Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 25, 1:45
in the Mary B. Henderson Room
of the Michigan League.
English Journal Club: Meeting,
Tues., Nov. 25, 8 p.m., East Lounge,
Rasckham Buildg. Mr. Lester
Wolfson, Mr. E. M. Halliday, and
Mr. Peter Stanlis will lead a dis-
cussion of four lyrics by Shelley.
Radio Programs:
Monday, Nov. 24.
2:30-2:45 p.m., WKAR (870 kc.).
The Medical Series-Diabetes Mel-
litus-Dr. Jere Bauer.
2:45-2:55 p.m., WKAR (870 kc.).
Problem of the Mental Defective
-Robert Haskell.
4:00-4:15 p.m., WPAG (1050 kc).
The News and You-Preston W.
Slosson-Professor of History.
La p'tite causette Monday at 3:30
in the Russian Room of the Michi-
gan League.

U. of M. Section of the America
Chemical Society: Nov. 24, 4:15
p.m., Rm. 151, Chemistry Bldg. Dr.
W. E. Hanford of the M. W. Kel-
logg Company, New York City,
will speak on "Vinyl Polymeriza-
tion." The public is invited.
Women of the University Facul-
ty: . Supper meeting, Michigan.
Michigan League, Tues., Nov. 25,
6:15 p.m. Speaker, Mrs. Ralph A.
Sawyer. Subject: Citizen Interest
in Price Control.
Institute of Aeronautical Sci-
ences: Meeting, Tues., Nov. 25,
7:30 p.m., 1042 East Engineering
Bldg. Program: Plans for the ban-
quet next month will be discussed;
Dr. Ross will talk on Supersonics.
New members are welcome.
Sigma Rho Tau, Stump Speak-
ers Society: Meeting to be held
Nov. 25, 1947 at 7:15 p.m., Rm.
319, Michigan Union. Michigan
Ensian pictures to be taken. There
will be a demonstration by John

EDITOi'S NOTE: Because The Daily
prints every letter tothe editor re-
ceived (which is signed, 300 wordst
or less in length, and in good taste)
we remind our readers that the views
expressed in letters are those of theS
writers only. Letters of more than
300 words are shortened, printed or1
omitted at the discretion of the edi-
torial director.
G(rg Humo.
To the Editor:
THIS BUSINESS about the Gargf
gets funnier every day. Re-t
gardless of the merits of the Garg
itself, the letters to The Daily
concerning it, have given me some
good belly laughs. Thus I think1
we may consider the Garg a serv-
ice to humanity.1
Personally, I didn't buy the lat-
est copy of the Garg. I'm still try-
ing to find the humor in last
spring's issue. I see now, that ac-
cording to Mr. Wm. Reeve, my
trouble must be that I don't know
what humor is. So I'm going over
to Mr. Webster Webster and fix
all that. Now when I read Garg
again I'll no doubt have hyster-
ics, fall over on the floor and roll
around with foam-flecked face.
But something is still wrong. Mr.!
Reeves intimates that Garg must
be funny because it fits the dic-
tionary definition of humor. Well
I don't know, this sort of thing
reminds me of some folks down
in Tennessee who decided that they
could make evolution the "bunk"
by the process of having their leg-
islature pass a law to that effect.
Here all the time I have been
thinking that humor was some
sort of thing that made you laugh.
-Henry H. Hicks, Jr.
To the Editor:
SOME TIME AGO a girl from
' Stockwell Hall wrote to The
Daily' to complain that despite the
sex ratio many girls were without
dates Friday and Saturday eve-
nings. If this girl had ever tried
to put 'a phone call through to
Stockwell between seven and ten-
thirty any evening she might not
have been quite so free to throw
One evening this week I dialed
2-4471 at least ten times, and each
time got the busy signal. Stockwell
girls are very nice and the sex
ratio is very tough, but things
aren't so nice over there or so
tough over here that men are go-
ing to crawl on their hands and
knees over broken beer bottles to
get a Stockwell girl.
If the girls would rather talk
than date, o.k. If they would rather
date than talk, a five-minute rule
on all telephone calls doesn't seem
Sign this "Disgusted."
-Gordon G. Carlson
. .*
Bus Service Again
To the Editor:
IN ANSWER to H. M. Stiles' let-
ter in the Sunday Daily, in
which he informs us that "It's too
bad there have to be so many com-
plaints about a service which the
University is not forced to give
us." I feel compelled to clarify
several points.
1. I would be inclined to agree
that the University is not "forced"
to give us decent bus service to and
from Willow Village-IF we were
free to move from Willow Village
whenever the opportunity present-
ed itself. But, as you probably
know, the University (not the Fed-
eral Public Housing Authority)
compels us to stay the full term
of our contract out here at Wil-
low Village. Therefore, it is with-
out a doubt the University's moral,
if not legal obligation to provide

us with decent transportation. If
we were free to break our part of
the contract and move to Ann
Arbor when the opportunity pre-
sented itself, I am sure that most
of us would have moved there
long ago.
2. If you would like to re-exam-
ine my letter in last Thursday's
Daily, you will more than likely
find that my complaint was not
directed at standing, per se, but
rather at the number of people
forced to stand, which in this par-
ticular case was twenty, as there
were forty sitting, and the total
number of passengers carried was
sixty. (This of course is not an iso-
lated example, as there were in-
stances when even more passengers
than that have been transported
by one Willow Village bus). Did
you know that the insurance car-
ried on these busses becomes in-
valid if more than fifty passengers
are carried?
3. You very kindly advise us, that
if we don't like to stand for nine
cents on the University busses, we
may stand for thirty-five cents on
the commercial busses. Perhaps,
you are overlooking the fact that
the University rents its busses from
the U.S. Government-for $1 per
year, for the express purpose of
transporting students to and from
the Willow Run Federal Housing
Project. With such cooperation
from the Federal Government, is
it too much to ask of the Univer-
sity to run these busses in the
best interests of the Willow Village
-Curtis L. Mann
Room vs. Board


To the Editor:


cline of the editorial page.
When they read Craig Wilson's
editorial, Food Gripes, they can
cry uncontrollably for they will
have discovered the reason. it is
a mass of incoherence. Has he ev-
er studied rhetoric? Or logic? If
the editors of The Daiy must turn
him loose again, hand him a the-
saurus and a dictionary.
One item of the gibberish, how-
ever, impresses me: part of the
$1.50 a day paid for food goes to-
ward financing the dormitories.
Is this necessary? Three men shar-
ing two hall-like rooms equipped
with a sink pay approximately
$66.50 per month rent. Last year
four men paid about $80.00 montl-
ly for the some rooms. Do Univer-
sity dormitories cost more to op-
erate than privately owned apart-
ment houses? There seems to be
no need to dip into the $1.50 a
day board bill, which is very rea-
sonable, to make up any deficits
of house rents. The income from
rooms should be more than suf-
ficient to sustain the dorms, con-
sidering the rather exorbitant fees.
In fact, less room rent should be
paid and the difference added to
the board bill.,
-Lee C. O'Conner
*1* *
The Old South
To the Editor:.
WAS "Gone with the ' ViL" a
movie or a football game?
In his movie review, Mistah Har-
vey A. Leve didn't even mention
the glory of the old South. Ah hope
vo' all didn't get the wrong ah-
deah. Everybody knows who won
the wah fa'r and squ'ar, so don't
let this damyankee Leve fool you
with his propagandah.
-Nat Springer
Art of Criticism
To the Editor:
TSHE DAILY'S cinematic reviewer
has not quite grasped the func-
tion of the critic. True, he tries
hard to emulate some of the re-
viewers on the metropolitan news-
papers, with such blase phrases, as
"the plot - left me heavy-lidded
and yawning," "the ballerina for-
gave him, and ho-hum." These
were his comments on The Baller-
It's amazing how little this re-
viewer actually says of the film.
It's amazing how little he fulfills
his role of criticizing the film as a
work of art, as a work of art which
approaches truth.
The same might be said of Mr.
Lowe's review of Gorki's The Low-
er Depths about two weeks ago.
Having little to say in the way of
criticism of the film itself, he
spends one long paragraph at-
tempting to show a direct attempt
on Gorki's part to interpret the
reasons for the Soviet Revolution
of 1917. Mr. Lowe might have
looked a bit into Gorki's develop-
ment as an artist. The play, The
Lower Depths, was written around
1902. The author, at that time,
was a naturalist in his approach to
art and life. He was not a revolu-
tionist, nor was he, at that time,
acquainted with the men who were
to lead the Revolution. He was an
interpreter of life, as he saw it, and


Holt and training for Circle De-
Quarterdeck meeting Tues., Nov.
25, at 7:15 p.m. in Rm. 336, West
Engineering Bldg.
A talk on "The Vibration of a
Ship as a Floating Elastic Beam"
will be presented by Mr. G. K. Hess
of the Engineering Mechanics De-
A.S.H. and V.E. meeting Tues.,
Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m., Rm. 308
Michigan Union. Speaker, Prof.
Katz, of Engineering Research in
Chemical Engineering. Subject,
"Heat Transfer Thru Fin Tubes,"
accompanied by slide pictures. All
interested are urged to be out to
this meeting.
Michigan Dames Music Group
meets Mon., 8 p.m., at the home of
Mrs. L. M. Groves, 2442 Fernwood,
East Ann Arbor. The program, in
charge of Mrs. J. R. Staton and
Mrs. C. L. Gibson, will be Twen-
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