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Night Editor-GURNEY WILLIAMS
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1931
IWhat Others Say
A TTHE twentieth world con-
ference of the Young Men's
Christian association, held last
week-end in Cleveland, a heated
two-day discussion as to whether
or not Germany was solely respon-
sible for the war caused so much
ill-feeling between the French and
German delegates that a resolution
urging a hands-off policy was pre-
sented to the plenary committee.
Y.M.C.A. conferences are usually
devoted to efforts toward solving
difficult social problems and plan-
ning programs designed to provide
recreation and better living con-
ditions for young people. Just why
so much time was wasted in argue-
ing about the war, we cannot im-
agine. As far as we're concerned
the discussion wins the Booby De-
bate prize for 1931. Considering
present world conditions and the
fact that the great war began near-
ly seventeen years ago, arguments
about who started it are the height
of futility. Nobody cares now who
started or who won the war; the
important fact is that the whole
world felt its devastating effects
and the whole world is still suffer-
ing from its four-year course.
Several years ago there was a
popular song that went something
like this- "I'm looking at the world
through rose-colored glasses." It
could be revived as the theme song
for some of the editorials recently,
issued from the joingoist press.
It would require a pair of at least
rose-colored glasses to see anything
aproaching a -'red invasion" in the
incident in Chicago the other day.
But that's what some people have
been seeing. They have even said
that the Soviet government in Rus-
sia has declared war on "democrat-
ic" America, that an organized in-
vasion of agitators into the United
States is under way, and that vio-
lence is one of the principal teach-
ings of the invaders. The lenses of
those glasses must be a much dark-
er shade than rose!
Four things at least the serious
investigator would really like to
know: 1. Whether the agitators are
actually communists. 2. Whether
they actually advocate violent
methods of reform. 3. Whether they
have any connection with the Sov-
iet government. 4. Whether their
numbers are sufficient to constitute
a serious "menace." When the evi-
dence of these items has been pro-
duced - and to date it has not -
there may be some occasion for
national excitement. Certainly not
In looking at occasional demon-
strations and disturbances, such as
have occurred since long before the
"Reds" were ever heard of, it would
be better to take off the glasses.
A LA CARTE
Just a mania for headlines. That
seems to be the chief asset and
characteristic of Governor W. H.
Murray of Oklahoma, who, since
his victory in the gubernatorial
campaign of 1930 has rated the tall,
Gothic type oftener than any other
state executive in the United States
for a whole term of office.
Our fiery, aggressive executive
from the West has followed so many
of his campaigns to the finish in
such a peculiar manner that even
his best friends often gaze upon
him somewhat askance. But that
doesn't dim the light about Gov.
Cousin Pltsch is indisposed again,
and it devolves upon me to fill his
pace as best I may in the interim.
Due to a total lack of local in-
cident, therefore, the Rolls Staff,
after taking an extensive vote on
the matter, has decided to institute
another contest. The contest in
this case is simplicity itself. All
you have to do is wrote a worse
poem than the one which makes its'
blushing appearance below and
send it to Pltsch when he gets well
-an extremely distant occurrence,
judging by the shape he is in at
present.-You should see it. The
shape, I mean.
There was a young man from
Who was fiercely attacked by
He tried to say "Boo! ",
But couldn't. Could you
If you were attacked by a BEAR?
* * *
My, my! That takes us right
back to the days when that awful
punk DAN BAXTER was pounding
this tripe out on his bifocal type-
writer. And that, in turn, brings to
mind LITTLE YVONNE FAGAN.
Up to date no one has ever shown
any signs of having the faintest
inkling of who she is or who cares.
* * *
Who IS Little Yvonne Fagan?
Only just today we had a strange
experience. We were walking down
Maynard St. (Adv.) and admiring
Ann Arbor's midsummer glory when
something-it couldn't have been
the lightning-impelled us to look
upwards at the heavens with star-
ry eyes. Well, after we'd pulled out
our shirt and emptied out a number
of gallons of rain water which were
lodged therein on account of we
had our shirt open at the neck in
the popular negligee fashion which'
is overrunning the country these
days, we turned into the shelter of
the Daily Building resolved never
again to look at the sky in Ann Ar-
bor-and to this very day we never
Cousin Qudgqp has just been
heard from for the first time in 48
hours. His record-breaking flight
to Chicago has been interrupted by
a recalcitrant motor. He is now
rumored to be setting out to break
the Ann Arbor-Jonesville automo-
bile pushing record for a 14 mill
FACULTY CONCERT TONIGHT
Mabel Ross Rhead, Associate
Professor of Piano in the School of
Music will give a program this eve-
ning at 8:15 o'clock. This is the
sixth of the general series of Facul-
ty concerts which are open to the,
public with the special request that
everyone be seated on time.
Mrs. Rhead has been a member
of the piano faculty of the School
of Music for many years and in ad-
dition to her splendid reputation as
a teacher, she has performed in
concerts throughout the Middle
West. In Ann Arbor she has fre-
quently appeared as accompanists
to some of the stars in the choral
union series and in the May Festi-
For her program Tuesday night,
Mrs. Rhead has selected the follow-
Toccata and Fugue in D. Minor
Nocturne, Op. 27, No. 2 Chopin
Mazurka, Op. 33, No. 4
Etude Op. 25, No. 3
Etude Op. 25, No. 6
Sonata, Op. 35
Etude in F Minor Liszt
Alberada del Gracioso Ravel
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"IT PAYS TO LOOK WELL"
tremendous war debts, Murray. He goes on, whether his
_ ^^n ^nrt ^U-n ^i+ n ^ not n ^A i+ is ^^in
topsy-turvy finances, and bad social
influences with which to contend;
several millions of men are out of
work, and we are looking forward
to a very depressing winter. If
Y.M.C.A. delegates, in the face of
all this, must talk about war, we
wonder why they didn't discuss
means for recovering from its ef-
fects. Somehow, we fail to see what
good it will do to learn who started
it, and we don't care if nobody ever
SIR Chandrasekhara Raman, the
winner of the Nobel prize for
physics, has been honored by a doz-
en countries with medals and de-
grees for his recent discoveries
about light, but he so poor finan-
cially that he has been unable to
accept many invitations from sev-
eral countries to travel and lecture
on his discoveries. Sir Raman lives
in relative obscurity in the poorest
quarters of Calcutta, India; he has
no laboratory at all, and his library
is limited to a few chosen treas-
It is a pity that the genius of a
man like Sir Raman is permitted to
waste away because recongition of
it is confined to useless medals, de-
grees, and other empty honors. A
modest award of worldly goods
would enable this scientist to car-
ry on his work and delve even fur-
ther into the mysteries of the uni-
verse, which would prove valuable,
no doubt, in the field of learning.
Donors of awards, however, are
bound by convention not to be-
smirch the learned by offering
money - vile stuff! - in exchange
for work performed altruistically
by starving scientists.
Meanwhile we read with disgust
that a cat in Californio has been
left $31,000 so that its liver supply
will continue to the end of its days.
We hope the medal donors will
wake up to the injustice of the Cal-
cutta situation and pass the hat
for Sir Raman.
The New York farmer who had
his garters ripped off by lightning
ought to be glad that etaoinshrdlu
I onorts imit orlbVnot, ana it is notl~
at all unusual for this man of his purse offered by the Rolls staff. We
own heart to wage battle most vo- collected this amount by passing
ciferously with his own party of- the editor's hat which, oddly
ficials and office appointees. They enough, holds exactly 14 mills.
seem to like it, for most recently a Qudgqp is an earnest fellow, and we
movement was afoot to nominate don't doubt that he will succeed in
him for the presidency. "Bill" soon his stupendous and heroic under-
put a stop to that, however, by his taking.
declaration that he would rather * * *
guide the destinies of his own state. ..WHO is Little Yvonne Fagan?. .
Even as early as his election cam- * * *
paign it became apparent that no JAPAN LIKELY TO DEAL
one would guide his destiny. He ran LENIENTLY WITH FLYERS
the campaign in his own manner -Mich. Daily
and that usually meant hiking Another wonderful opportunity
from town to town rather than to check a national menace gone to
furnish his own transportation. waste.
Fearless and without regard for his * * *
contemporaries' feelings, he still BY GEORGE DEPT.
guides the destinies of Oklahoma The hardships endured by the
in his own inimitable manner. And Bicycle Riders Club of the Summer
every reform he undertakes he is Campus have passed beyond the
there to see that it is done. point where they may be longer tol-
That is a characteristic many of erated in silence. Why, just yes-
our governmental leaders might terday we saw one of our own fam-
well follow. Practice what you ily having a perfectly terrible time
preach is apparently his motto and getting across the campus at all.
evidently he sticks to it. Every time he got started, one of
In the recent campaign for free those B & G trees would get in the
bridges, "Bill" Murray was there way, doubtless at the behest of the
in person to direct the action of University Officials, and complete-
his militia. "Bill" in person-with ly ruin the fine start he had made.
his linen suit and big black cigar- Now it is obvious even to the dull-
was there to tell each just what to est intellect that one cannot pos-
do. And there was no question of sibly learn to ride a bicycle if he
their conduct. only gets in about three good push-
There is a man who has the cour- es on each pedal before something
age of his own convictions and nev- comes up to hamper him. And if
er fails to stand by his guns. A you don't learn to ride a bicycle
front page record that might be here you might just as well give up
envied by the most aspiring poi- college. No one has been heard of
tician. Yet "Bill" dosen't make an yet who learned anything else.
attempt to rate the headlines. It is Michigan's chances to monopolize
the spirit and his knack of getting the spotlight in the Six-day bicycle
things done and doing things that race industry are being deliberately
Probably the new book which ex-
cites the most interest is Willa
Cather's new novel Shadows on the
Rock. For a novelist whose virtues
are such quiet ones, Miss Cather
has quite an extraordinary follow-
Her new book, in the words of the
New York Times reviewer, "is a
fresco of seven panels showing var-
ious aspects of life in Quebec in
the days of Frontenac. Miss Cather
represents with learned and deli-
cate precision the daily existence of
Quebec. What gives the chronicle
its body is the objects described:
its accurate landscapes of the sea-
son, the river, the headlands up
which the city climbs, the streets,
churches, the markets, the houses.
The extraordinary sensitivity of
Miss Cather's prose makes the
town and its inhabitants exquisite-
Yet all the reviewers seem to un-
ite in deploring its too static char-
acter. As John Chamberlain puts
it: "What she has tried to do is to
give one a sense of the way of life
that follows the French Catholic
emblems. But the lack of conflict
in the method is almost fatal to
continued enjoyment of the novel;
once one has got the flower there
is little excuse for going on .....
One can only wish that Miss Cath-
er had chosen a more dramatic
method, and more vital eye-wit-
nesses and participants; one can
only wish that she had selected for
her reflection of pioneer history a
"live" body with poetic eyes like
Elizabeth Madox Robert's Diony
Hall ......'Shadows on the Rock'
is not the highest point on the
graph of Miss Cather's work. Su-
perbly written, with that sensitiv-
ity to sunset and afterglow that has
always been here, it still shows that
good prose is not enough to jus-
tify the substitution of static de-
scription for drama throughout the
novel of 280 pages."
* * *
The Life and Letters of Sir Ed-
mund Gosse by the Hon. Evan
Charteris has just been issued in
this country by Harper and Bros.,
New York. Edmund Gosse, over a
period from 1880 at least to 1915,
was a somewhat weak version of
the famous literary mentors of Eng-
lish literature. But he was a pro-
lific and sensitive writer on nearly
all the literary topics that arose
during that period; and his life
and letters and criticisms will cer-
tainly be invaluable in any attempt
to get a clear vision of that period.
* * *
Mexico: A Study of Two Americas
by Stuart Chase is the latest book
in a movement which 'Time' with
characteristic superficiality calls
The latest fad of the intelligent-
sia." Stuart Chase's trips to and
account of Mexico are not part of
a "fad." As Ernest Gruening puts
it: "For some years Stuart Chase
has been eyeing the American
scene with a penetrating gaze and
analyzing its foibles with shrewd
objectiveness. A year and a half
ago he returned from Mexico to
the metropolis of this "land of plen-
ty" to find entry to his apartment
blocked by a bread line,
iti . ' c
says U. S. report
y TOU may call it toe itch, golf this fun
itch-the "doc" may call it reinfect
ringworm-millions of pcople time the
who catch it, call it "Athlete's damp fl
Foot"-but all of them are the
same. A ringworm parasite, Abso
tinea trichophyton by name,
causes that redness between the "AT
toes with i-t-c-h-i-n-g. Tiny
blisters or a thick, moist skin Tests in
condition maybe another symp- lab"
tom. Again dryness, with little Absorb
scales, is a signal. like ti
"At least half of all adults wherev
suffer from it at some time,"
says the U. S. Public Health It mi.
Service. In universities as far examin
apart as Pennsylvania and Cali- the firs
fornia 50% of the men have it. mentio
And the co-eds are not immune Absorb!
either. handy i
It lurks in the very places ventive
where we all go for cleanliness exposu.
and health-on the edges of floors.
swimming pools and showers- W. F. Y
in gymnasiums-on locker- and MIassacl
dressing-room floors. It spite of
modern sanitation (you have to
boil socks 15 minutes to kill it)
FOR YEARS HAS RELIEVED SORE
14USCLES, MUSCULAR ACHES, BRUISES,
BURNS, CUTS, SPRAINS, ABRASIONS
gus parasite infects and
s bare feet almost any
Iy come in contact with
orbine Jr. kills the
n a famous New York
have revealed that
ne Jr. penetrates flesh.
ssues deeply and that
r t penetrates, it KILLS
ght not be a bad idea to
e your feet tonight. At
t sign of the symptoms
ned here, douse on
ine Jr. And keep a bottle
n your locker as a pre.
. Use it after every
re of bare feet on damp
At all druggists - $1.25.
oung, Inc., Springfield,
get him there. A courageous spirit,
Thank goodness! If Darwin was
right, the next generation will be
born with too much sense to trump
a partner's ace.
Europe doesn't really hate Amer-
ica. All people feel a little bitter
when they discover Santa Claus
The most popular co-educational
institutions at present seems to be
lessened by a faculty which is just
jealous because it hasn't a bicycle.
We have a bicycle ......Not that
we're for a moment suggesting that
we want to be the faculty. I should
say not! That was just mentioned
to bring out the fact that we're in
a position to make absolutely un-
biased judgments. Unbiased by
previous consideration or anything
* * *
Hwjrx Whoofle is still doing well,
but feels like hell.
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