THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, AUG. 1, 1937
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NIGHT EDITOR: ROBERT I. FITZHENRY
Case Finals. .
ONE OF THE PROUDEST BOASTS
of southern courtroom orators,
and one which has been repeated with especial
persistency throughout the long course of the
Scottsboro trials, is that southern justice can-
not be bought. Whether it can be bought or not
is perhaps a pertinent question, but an even more
interesting problem is whether it is justice.
For more than six years the Scottsboro case
has dragged through the courts of Alabama.
The latest decision, reached by a jury sitting in
Decatur, Ala., frees four of the Negroes of the
charge of mass rape during their ill-starred box-
car ride of March 25, 1931, and leaves convicted
the five others, one of whom is under sentence
of death while the others face prison terms of
from 20 to 99 years. The four who were ex-
onerated, on the grounds that two of them
were "juveniles," incapable of the offense
charged, that a third was "practically blind"
and the fourth too weakened by illness to be sus-
pect, will receive, of course, no compensation for
the six years they have spent behind prison
bars, admittedly innocent victims of "southern
In the prosecution's summation of the case
against Clarence Norris, the defendant con-
demned to die, the death penalty was asked "as
a warning to other rapists and a protection for
the womanhood of this state." Without going
into the matter of the type of Alabama woman-
hood represented by Victoria Price and Ruby
Bates, the women whom the state charges the
Negroes assaulted, it might be suggested that one
method of protection might be for southern
women in general to refrain from the practice
of riding in freight cars.
The case against the Scottsboro boys reduces
itself in substance to the reiterated oath of the
Price woman, the State's star witness, against
that of the Bates woman, who after the first
trial, at which all nine of the defendants were
sentenced to death, confessed perjury on the
witness stand and, becoming the bulwark of all
subsequent defense efforts, denied that any rape
had taken place. The prosecution immediately
assailed her about-face as "bought by Jew money
froi New York"-words actually used by the
prosecutor-and took care to isolate its sole
remaining witness from any similar influence.
The defense, on its part, charged that the two
women had made up the story of the assault
with the aid of local sheriff's officers in order
to avoid prison terms for their own professional
Chief defense counsel Samuel E. Leibowitz,
the lawyer hired for the Negroes by social
groups which have interested themselves in the
case, has stated his intention of appealing the
Norris verdict "to hell and back" before allowing
the. prisoner to die. The United States Supreme
Court, as usual a staunch defender of civil liber-
ties and individual human right, regardless of
ids economic applications of the Constitution,
has already twice saved Norris and his com-
rades from the electric chair.
Of the other defendants, Heywood Patterson,
convicted four times, is at present under sentence
of 75 years in prison. Andy Wright and Charlie
Weems, convicted each for the second time,
have likewise had their sentences reduced from
death to virtual life imprisonment, 99 and 75
years respectively. Apparently some subtle dis-
crimination is discerned by southern juries in
the degrees of rape of which the four are guilty.
Qzie Powell, the fifth Negro still under sentence,
faces 20 years in prison, not for rape, but for
assaulting an officer with intent to kill. He had
changed his plea on the assault charge to guilty,
Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous contributions will be disregarded.
The names of communicants will, however, beregarded
as confidential upon request. Contributors are asked
to be brief, the editors reserving the right to condense
all letters of more than 300 words and to accept or
reject letters upon the criteria of general editorial
importance and interest to the campus.
On Things In General
To the Editor:
Since someone started dusting the files of 201
Mason Hall and probing superintendents, I find
that I, too, have an ax to grind.
1. Did anyone ever get a teaching job through
201 Mason Hall?
2. Why is it that despite the rulings that no
accredited high is supposed to have teachers
teaching subjects that they are unqualified to
teach, that actually such conditions exist? What
is wrong with the investigating committees?
Several examples can be cited, but I shall cite
one. In a large lower Michigan high school
there has been employed for the past four years
a chemistry major, who has had only English
1 and 2 and who teaches school English and
no chemistry. She got her position because her
father was influential. Meanwhile, several Eng-
lish majors with Phi Beta Kappa keys but alas
with fathers not so influential, have had to take
typing jobs to keep the wolf from the door. Graft
3. What are school boards and superinten-
dents thinking about when they have the temer-
ity to offer $900 a year to a teacher who has spent
four years and $4,000 getting an education?
Milkmen in Detroit are reputed to get $40 a week,
Perhaps teachers are supposed to starve for the
three months unemployed? Why stand for it?
Why not join a union if it means beefsteak three
times a week at least.
More On Appointment Bureau
To the Editor:
The Bureau of Appointments has been far too
helpful to me to allow the letters from the
class of '32 to go unnoticed. The service I have
received from the Bureau and the reports I have
heard from many others equally satisfied, indi-
cate no foundation for their criticism.
The Bureau is promoting the interests of the
University and its members in a most admirable
manner; not only aiding the recent graduates,
but also, serving the alumni of many years. There
are many of us who cannot express adequately
our appreciation for this service.
-Pauline Zoller, '28.
To the Editor:
I just read Ruth Westover's letter. I should
like to ask her one question: What if you never
had a chance to meet one of these superinten-
dents, that you were never called? What then?
You, in your smug security fail to realize that
actually there are some 8 million unemployed,
who do not care to be so. It is not always a
case of hard pressure hustling nor is it a lack of
ability; it is too often a lack of contact and
I, myself, have a position but it irks me
to see evidences of such intolerance and short-
sightedness as evinced in Miss Westover's letter.
Her attempts at faeetiousness were feeble and
On The Level
FROM OUR USUAL third row pew, we wit-
nessed the Repertory Players' presentation
of Helen Jerome's "Pride and Prejudice" Friday
night. We took our seats with the feeling that
the entire play had been miscast, but when we
left at the final curtain we had enjoyed the
play and the acting therein nearly as much as
"First Lady" and "Ethan Frome."
The biggest surprise to us was the acting of
Charles McGaw. Heretofore we have always
considered McGaw as a two-line player, but we
gave him a B-plus for his "Darcy." Another sur-
prise was the metamorphosis of Virgina Frink
Harrell. Her "Elizabeth" took the wind of pre-
meditated prejudice out of our sails. Ralph Bell
is always convincing in his roles, but we can't
get out of the habit of expecting to see him in
grey hair on campus. Mary Pray rated a high
"B" for her true-blue "Jane." Truman Smith
again had' a role written for him. The audience
liked him as usual but we felt that he over-
acted "Collins" just a bit. Sarah Pierce, who
has the secret of self projection down to a fine
art, was not Sarah Pierce for once, but her role
was disappointingly small. Morye Baer was
more adult than usual, and Ed Jurist was as
good as he could be in "Wickham's" role.
In fact the only pair that we could pan is
Miriam Brous and William Rice. Miss Brous,
we understand, is known as the "Harpo Marx"
of Play Production. Even as "Harpo" she was
better as "Bobby Clark." Mr. Rice has a fine
voice, but we are under the impresison that he
should have had a good steam bath to limber
up his limbs before going on the stage. Some
of the postures he strikes while acting, reminds
us very much of Johnny Gee during his Sopho-
more year on the basketball court.
*' * * *
Those who fail to stop
When the light turns ruddy,
Usually end up in
An undertaker's study.
* * * *
TODAY we received a letter that none too po-
litely suggested that we resign from The
Daily staff and go into the mortuary business.
Always open to suggestion, we shall print one
of the quiter passages from this letter, and then
print part of a sample column that was en-
closed to show us how it should be done. The
letter excerpt follows:
... We wish to- raise our voices against the
dissatisfactory and highly incompetent work
of WRAG, The Daily columnist. The reasons
back of this protest are several: the writer
lacks ability to tell a story; he cannot recog-
nize story value; his personalizing is di-
gusting; the column as it stands now, an-
tagonizes all intelligent people; and, finally
WRAG cannot write . . .
The letter was signed, "'The Tap-Room Circle"
per "C.A.L." We now add the item that seemed
to most of us to be the liveliest in the column
that this group mailed to us:
ARE YUH LISTENIN'? One of the cam-
pus' many practical jokers went to town the
other night when Joe P. made a telephone
call. His number was a rural one taken arbi-
trarily from the directory.
"Is this Mr. Johnson?" he asked. "Well,
this is the telephone company. We are
checking this line, Mr. Johnson, for a defec-
tive transmission. We need your help. Would
you mind very much stepping about a foot
from the mouthpiece and whistling a bit-
oh, anything, "Yankee Doodle"? That's
The obliging Mr. Johnson proceeded to
whistle. About half-way through the song,
Joe P. interrupted. "Now will you please
stand about two feet from the mouthpiece
and whistle as loud as you can? Try "Dixie"
this time. Thanks."
After a brief moment of hesitation, Mr.
Johnson continued on his shrill way. When
he had finished, Joe P. spoke, "That was
swell, Mr. Johnson. Well there's evidently
nothing wrong with this line. But as for
your whistle-I'll send you a package of
canary seed in the morning."
'P.S.: The telephone company had to re- (t
move the phone the next day out in the
We want to commend C.A.L. and the Tap-
Room Circle for their very well written presen-
tation of a very original incident. We are afraid
we might have written it-"You've all heard the
very old one about ...
ceiving set. Incidentally, about 115 colleges and
universities are now offering courses in radio.
Another studio busy-man is Jerry Weisner,
chief technician, who makes recordings of stu-
dents' voices all day long. The idea is to record
one's speaking voice at the beginning of the ses-
sion on one side of the disc, then later on the
other side for comparison. Anyone who has
never listened to the sound of his own voice
hurled at him full in the face has a jolt coming.
One student was listening to a recording being
played back through the sound system. He snick-
ered at intervals finally doubling up in laughter.
"What an ungodly, effeminate, rasping voice!
Wow!" he cackled. Upon being told that it was
his own sweet voice he promptly paled and yelled,
"It's a lie!"
We understand that anyone can get a record-
ing made for a small fee. Well, why not? We
look in a mirror to see how we appear; we might
as well know how we sound. Jerry says he has
made over 500 recordings since the apparatus
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DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the
University. Copy received at the office of the Summer Session, Room 1213
A. H. until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
The Graduate Outing Club will will leave St. Andrew's Episcopal
meet at Lane Hall Sunday, Aug. 1, at Church 306 N. Division St. at 5 p.m.
2 p.m. to go to Saline Valley Farms for the Saline Valley Farms and In-
for swimming, games and picnic sup- dustries, Inc. An inexpensive picnic
per. In case of rain arrangements supper will be served. Baseball and
will be made to stay in town. All swimming.
graduate students are cordially in-
vited. Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church:
The services of worship Sunday, Aug.
First Baptist Church Sunday, 10:45 1 are: 8 a.m. Holy Communion, 11
a.n., Dr. E. W. Blakeman, counsellor a.m. Holy Communion and sermon by
in Religious Education will speak. The Rev. Frederick W. Leech.
His subject is "My Judgment as a
lustrated lecture on "Leprosy
First Methodist Church: MorningI
worship service at 10:30 a.m. Dr.
C. W. Brashares will preach on "To
the Spiritual ."
Stalker Hall: Student class at 9:30,
a.m. Prof. J. S. Worley will lead the
discussion on some phase of Modern
Social Hour and Tea, 5-6 p.m.:
Wesleyan Guild meeting at 6 p.m.
Dean James Edmonson of the Schoolf
of Education will speak on "The
Church and Youth Today." All Meth-
odist students and their friends are'
cordially invited to all of these meet-
First Church of Christ, Scientist,'
409 South Division St. Morning serv-
ice at 11 a.m. Subject, "Love."
Golden Text: II Corinthians 13;11.
Responsive Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-
16, 25, 26.
Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Church Worship service will be held
in Trinity Lutheran Church at 9:15
a.m. with sermon by the pastor, Henry
0. Yoder, on "The Right of our Gifts."
Church worship services will be
held in Zion Lutheran Church at
10:30 with sermon by the pastor, Rev.
E. C. Stellhorn.
Lutheran Students will meet at
Zion Lutheran Parish Hall at 5 p.m.
for a steak roast to be held at the
Bock home on Jackson Road. Trans-
portation to the place of meeting
will be provided for all desiring to go.
Cars will leave the Hall promptly at
Reformed Students will hold serv-
ice today in the Michigan League
chapel. Rev. B. K. Kniper, author of
the "Life of Martin Luther" and other
historical works, will be in charge of
Student Feiiowship Meeting: The
Summer School Student Fellowship
will have as its guests Sunday, Aug.
1, at the regular meeting, the Young
People's Fellowship of St. Joseph's
Church of Detroit under the direction
of the Rev. Sheldon Harbach. Cars
First Presbyterian Church: 10:45
a.m., Summer Union Service of the
Pre s b y t e r i a n and Congregational
Churches to be held at the Congrega-
tional Church, corner of State and
William Streets. Dr. W. P. Lemon,
minister of the Presbyterian Church,
will preach. His subject will be
10:45 a.m., Nursery and Church
School in the Church basement.
5:45 p.m., Round Table Conference
for students. The subject for discus-
sion will be "Religion Without God."
This is the sixth of a series on "Vital
Religious Issues" and will be presided.
over by Dr. W. P. Lemon. The supper
charge is 15 cents.
Bethicham Church, South 4th Ave.
Services at 10:30 a.m. Rev. T. R.
Schmale will speak on the subject
Monday, Aug. 2, at 5 p.m., in Nat-
ural Science Auditorium, Dr. Mal-
colm H. Soule, professor of bacter-
iology and director of the University
Hygienic Laboratory, will give an il-
Dr. John Sundwall, director of the
division of hygiene and public
health, will speak on "Trends in
School Health," at 4:05 p.m., Mon-
day, Aug. 2, in University High
Women's Education Club is spon-
soring a cabaret supper Monday eve-
ning in the League ballroom from
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Music by Charlie
Zwick's orchestra. Tickets may be
obtained from main desk at League
of Union for 75 cents.
Meeting of Superintendents and
Smith-Hughes agricultural teach-
ers, Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m.,
on the third floor of the Men's Union.
The speakers will be George Fern,
State Assistant Superintendent of
Public Instruction and Harry Nes-
man, director of finance, State De-
partment of Public Instruction. The
topics will pertain to the new Fed-
eral George Dean Act, regarding
Smith-Hughes Agriculture, and to
the new state Thatcher Sauer Act.
Dance Lecture and Demonstration:
Miss Katherine Manning, a member
of the Humphrey-Weidman Dance
Group and a member of the Summer
Session faculty, will give a lecture
demonstration on Tuesday evening,
Aug. 3, at 8:30 p.m. in the dance stu-
dio on the second floor of Barbour
The class in School Administration,
B ,49, is planning to visit the Lin-
Coln Consolidated School seven miles
beyond Ypsilanti, Thursday, Aug. 5,
leaving Ann Arbor at 11 a.m. Any
other students especially those from
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By KEN WOOD
Those who find life a trifle dull should saunter
into the broadcasting studios in Morris Hall any
time during the week. The atmosphere there is
constantly buzzing with the business of auditions,
voice recordings, radio play rehearsals, clicking
typewriters grinding out scripts, and people sit-
ting here and there editing continuity. All of
this goes on in preparation for the four half-
hour broadcasts presented over WJR each Mon-
day through Thursday at 3 p.m. by the university
classes in radio.
This week the broadcasts begin with a bell con-
cert from the Baird Carillon at 10 p.m. tonight.
Monday: "Peter Goldthwaite's Treasure," an-
other radio adaptation, followed by a peep at
what goes on in Prof. Densmore's class dicuss-
ing "Foreign words in English culinary usage."
Tuesday: Hugh Higgenbottom, radio student,
gives a review of "Swinging Into Golf," followed
by G. S. C. Benson, professor of public admin-
istration, speaking on the "Training Future
Public Official Officials at the U. of Michigan."
Wednesday: Prof. William P. Halstead's class
will present a program on "Poetry for Children
of Various Ages" through the medium of Lelia
Vincent, student reader, and Rose Sabatino who
prepared the script.
Thursday: Ethel Hamilton's choral readers
present a 15-minute. program, followed by a stu-
dent skit, "Harmony."
* * * *
We noticed a picture of Prof. Waldo Abbot,,
along with other radio educators, in the July
issue of the NBC Educational Bulletin accom-
panied by laudatory comments on his "Hand-
book of Broadcasting" recently published by Mc-
Graw Hill. This book is the only radio broad-
casting textbook in existence. Checking up we
found that it is now being used in one or two
universities outside of Michigan, and that con-
gratulations have been pouring in to the author
from exalted ones all over the country. The
first week after publication something like 196
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