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FRIDAY, AUGU&-T 6, 1937


Perelman. Random House. $2.00.
IF YOU'VE GROWN BORED walking down
and up State Street muttering to yourself
(Muttering what? Why don't you talk up?) If
you've grown tired (disregard former parenthesis
and continue) If you've grown tired of hauling
yourself over to Angell Haul-If you've grown
tired of plucking pins from new shirts also,
you've probably got growing pains by this tie;
the thing to do is to read "Strictly from Hun-
ger," which won't help the growing pains, but
will make you forget them.
Perelman is, in case you didn't know (or if
you did) a contributor to the New Yorker-a
contributor who was "whisked out to Hollywood
to write scenarios, and now has come crawling
back, with nothing to show for his labors but
a couple of measly millions and this manuscript.'
He is an author flirting with schizophrenia,
a gentleman whose imagination, obviously left
too long in the noon-day sun, conjures up such
offerings as "The Case of Colonel Bradshaw,"
the tale of a copper-burnished English colonel,
retired, who became so imbued with research
into the thought processes of river trout that
he lay immersed in the water for hours observ-
ing them, and whose sad demise was occasioned
by a game warden's firing both barrels early
one morning into what appeared to be a huge
salmon trying to leap a falls in the stream.
Perelman's humor is so without artifice, so
frankly nonsensical that it brings on sporadic
paroxysms of ecstatics. Robert Benchley says
in a foreword to the reader (who shall be name-
less)-"Perelman has cornered the dementia
praecox field and driven the rest of us to writ-
ing articles on economics for the 'Commenta-
HMere are some items picked at random (which
means they were very carefully sought out) from
this precious collection of wit:
"Although I hated him, I had to confess
that his smile made by pulses sing, and I would
have gladly leaped through a hoop had he asked
me to. He must have been aware of it, for he
suddenly reached into his green baize bag and
produced a hoop . . . I saw his face go dark with
passion. 'Delores, I love you!' he whispered, his
hand closing over mine. Mine in turn closed over
his. In an instant we had chosen up sides, it
was my turn at bats, and I knocked a sizzling
bunt to Pipgrass in the daisies . . . I tried to
resist his overtures but he plied me with sym-
phonies, quartets, chamber music and cantatas
.... He bit his lip in a manner which imme-
diately awakened my maternal sympathy, and I
heped him bite it. He drew me to him, but
with a blow I sent him groveling. In ten minutes
he was back with a basket of appetizing, fresh-
picked grovels. We squeezed them and drank
the piquant juice thirstily."
In a sprightly contribution to the art of an-
thropology which he calls "Taxidermy: Its Cause
and Cure," he descants on tramping on an empty
stomach while searching for specimens. Per-
sonally, he avers, "I have tramped on the empty
stomachs of innumerable friends but I cannot
report having ever been upset. On the contrary
I experienced a warm and delicious sensation,
something like coffee. In fact I had it analyzed
later and it was coffee."
Only a mind whirling on the outskirts of
paranoia could have offered these: "Carstairs
exchanged a quizzical glance with his Japanese
manservant, fitted it into an ivory holder, and
lit it abstractedly. A muscle flickered in his lean
jaw and as its sound died out in the great room,
Carstairs arose."
Further pursuing and engaging in combat the
literary cliche, Perelman says such things as,
"Well, I let out a scream fit to wake a dead
man-as a matter of fact it did wake up a
dead man who'd been in the corner for three
days and he came over and tried to bite me
She dropped a curtsy. The young man, a pitying
expression on his face, picked it up and quickly
returned it to her. She gave him a grateful
glance named Joe."
The reader of this insane volume will at first
be shocked indeed to come upon such sentences

as these:
"Anybody who happened to be a buffalo in
1936 ... f
"He entered, shaking himself vigorously.
There had been a heavy fall of talcum several
hours before and as far as the ground could
see the eye was white. I offered Russell a dish
of soap-flakes ....
"I noticed that she was eating a small um-
brella-shaped object and asked her what it was.
'An umbrella,' she replied shortly."
If you come across this book done up in a
blue cover in a bookseller's window amongst "The
Littlest Rebel," "The Worldwide Junior Stamp
Album," and "Queen Victoria," you'd better en-
ter, if the place is open for business, and buy
it while it's still ,there. And while you're in
there you may as well get those paper clips
you've often wished for (although personally
we bought a package of paper clips once and
could find no use to put them to whatsoever).
Or better still, just buy the paper clips, if you
insist, for you won't be suitable for society for
hours after the spell of one of the portions of
Mr. Perelman's book.
As Others See It
Nazis Versus Religion
(From St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
THE NAZIS have scored another great propa-
vanda victnrv in their war on religion One

On The Level
UNLESS the sender of the following rather
cryptic contribution -used somebody 'else's
stationery we believe his initials are "AJ.B."
"Whattheel," Mr. Maxwell, "Whatheell." We
ain't got no moon this week so me and my gal
sit in Drakes and read Free Press. (Think I'm
slow, huh, but we ain't got no moon, Mr. Max-
well). She read about comet and we go out for
look. (I no think so slow, eh, Mr. Maxwell?) We
look 10:30 to 12:30 but no can find. (Well, look
most of time anyhow.) Comet good, same as
moon and I use some more. But, Mr. Maxwell,
whereinell is comet? (My gal, she no go no more
if I no can find comet!)
A PAMPHLET advertising television goes on
to say " . .. television will enable the radio
fan to see what he is getting . . . " Getting en-
gaged to a girl at one of our local lakes or bath-
ing spots works much in the same way.
A CONTRIBUTION Came in recently concern-
ing a humorous happening that occurred
recently in a Toronto (Cai.) church. The
preacher was particularly wrought up about his
subject on "The Voice of the Spirit," and after
an hour's haranguee he reached the peak of his
sermon saying, "We must listen for the voice of
the Spirit.".Hesitating here for a bit of effect, you
can imagine the consternation of his grace when
a terrific snore was emitted by a sleeper in
the first row of the choir.
R. P. J. has contributed the following
"Meanderings" . . . Who fit the costumes
for "Pride and Prejudice"? Those baggy
pants that Rise and Bell were were lousy ..-.
Why "Old Man River" hasn't been pealing
forth from The Carillon as much as usual'...
Just how high rents are going to be next
year ... How in the world these school teach-
ers are going to settle down again to the
drudgery of teaching classes . . . Why they
don't remedy the board walk in front of
the League ... Whatever made the P-Bell
cut down on the size of their glasses (it's
almost heartbreaking) ... When the nickel
machines (one-armed robbers) are going to
be eliminated from Ann Arbor in entirety
Whatever happened to that proposed
law to make hitch-hiking illegal (they would
have a tough time enforcing that one) ...
Whether the book stores will try to compete
with that five and ten, going up where
Quarry's used to be, in the way of sundry
supplies ... Why "Parnell" was ever chosen
to be "Movie Of The Week" in "Life.".. .
Last week-end at the Grand Terrace in Chi-
cago, we had the opportunity of talking to both
Fletcher Henderson and Earl Hines. The result
of our conversation was that neither of the
boys cared much for Ann Arbor .audiences be-
cause they had to sign too many autographs.
Other gleanings were that Fletcher has prac-
tically no personality, Earl has some, Fletcher
didn't know when he was coming to Ann Arbor
again, Earl can play the best piano we've ever
heard. and that he prefers Cherry Flips which
he drinks in about two seconds flat. In our
gropings around the windy city, we, of course,
stopped at the Blackhawk where we learned we
had to take back whatever we had ever said
about the 'Old Left Hander.' Joe Sanders has
one of the best bands in Chicago, and his voice
is the most typically masculine we've heard in
a long time.
Friday nights at 8, CKLW presents the weekly
concert from the bowl at Grant Park in Chicago.
Last week 175,000 persons jammed the park to

hear the lovely voice of Lily Pons and the music
of the Chicago Philharmonic which was directed
by Andre Kostelanetz. This evening's perform-
ance will feature the music of the orchestra as
it is led by Richard Czerwonky.
Maybe it's just us, but we can't appreciate
the choral reading or chanting or whatever it
is which has been taking up so much time on
the University's broadcasts lately. Realizing full
well that we are opening ourselves up to all
kinds of criticism for being so blind about this
thing, we just can't help saying that we don't like
it, especially when we don't know whether it's
intended to be funny or serious.
If it is intended to be funny, we would like to
request that one about the little ladybug. We
can never remember exactly how the last line
goes but we always like to think of it as: "Lady-
bug, Ladybug fly away home; your house is on
fire (and then for the last line, we like to say:)
and it's going to rain." Of course this doens't
make much sense. But do the choral readings?
two were employes of the order and 13 were lay
members. These lay members are chiefly dere-
licts, given refuge by monasteries and converts
after the war and during the depression, as an
act of Christian charity. They took no vows;
they are merely menials in the institutions. Their
offenses have been punished by the church itself,
and the records of these church trials, running
back for years and seized in raids by the Nazis,
are the evidence for the present series of prose-
cutions. The great majority of those convicted
in the hugely publicized immorality trials have

Those with cars are urged to bring tion, Forestry or Music on the blanks
DAJLY OFFICIAL them. All graduate students are cor- of the school or college inl which the
dially invited to attend. student is registered, and return
B FLBULLETIN these reports to the Registrar.
Men's Education Club Picnic, Wed- Grades for students registered in
Public Health Nursing Certificate: nesday, Aug. 11. Portage Lake. An- any other units than the above
Students expecting to receive the nual picnic and fun fest. Leave main should be sent directly to the Secre-
Certificate in Public Health Nursing entrance of University high school at taries of the Schools or Colleges con-
at the close of the Summer Session 4:30 p.m. Men needing transpor- cerned.
must make application at the office tation can be accommodated if
of the School of Education, 1437 prompt in assembling at U.H.S. The Bureau has received notice of
gtheCfollowin Civil Service Examina-


Linguistic Institute Lecture:
7:30 p.m. Friday, in Room 25 of.
gell Hall, Dr. Zellig Harris of
University of Pennsylvania will
cuss "Linguistic Tendencies
Changes in the'New Hebnew."


All married students are invited to
a weiner roast Friday afternoon spon-
sored by the Michigan Dames. TheI
group will leave the Michigan League
at 5:15 p.m. for Loch Alpine. Cost
for food will be about 20 cents per
person. There will be transportation
for those who need it.
Public Evening at Angell Hall Ob-
servatory: The 10-inch refractor
and the 15-inch ;eflector, located on
the fifth floor of Angell Hall, will be
available for Summer Session stu-
dents tonight from 9 to 11 p.m. in-
stead of from 8 to 10 p.m. as pre-
viously announced.
Student Recital: The following
stidents will participate in a pro-
gram of compositions by Richard
Bennett, in a recital to be given Sat-
urday afternoon, Aug. 7, at 4:15 p.m.
in tne School of Music Auditorium:
Marguerite Creighton, mezzo - so-
prano; Martin Thompson, tenor;
Hardin Van Deursen, baritone; Fred-
eric Shaffmaster, baritone; Ralph
Bell, narrator; and Richard Ben-
nett, accompanist.
Comprehensive Examination in Ed-
ucation: All candidates for the Teach-
er's Certificate (except graduate stu-
dents) are required to pass a Compre-
hensive Professional Examination
covering the Education courses pre-
scribed for the Certificate. The next
examination will be given in 1022
U.H.S., Saturday, Aug. 7, at 9 a.m.
The examination will cover Educa-
tion A10, Cl, special methods, and
directed teaching. (This notice does
not include School of Music students.)
The Graduate Outing Club will
meet at Lane Hall Sunday, Aug. 8,
at 9:30 a.m. to go to Lake Erie. There
will be swimming and baseball. Din-
ner and supper are to be served.

Senior Engineering Students: Al
students who expect to complete the
requirements for the B.S.E. degree
at the end of the Summer Session
should fill out the diploma applica-
tion blank in the secretary's office,
Room 263 West Engineering Build-,
ing, before Aug. 31.
Instructors in the College of Liter-
ature, Science and the Arts and Ar-
chitecture; Schools of Education,
'Forestry and Music: Blanks for re-
porting grades at the close of exam-
inations may be secured at the Reg-
istrar's office, Room 4, University
HMall, or from the secretary of your
school or college. When filled out
they should be returned to the Reg-
istrar not later than three days af-
ter the examination has been given.
It is especially important in August
that lists be rechecked carefully by
the instructors to make sure 'that no
names are omitted.
Reportstudents in Literature, Sci-
ence nd the Arts, Architecture, Educa-

Dental laboratory mechanic, $2,000
a year; assistant dental laboratory
mechanic, $1,440 a year; and Dental
Hygienist, $1,620 a year; in public
health service, treasury department,
and veterans' administration.
Associate and assistant naval arch-
itects, $3,200 and $2,600 a year re-
spectively; optional branches of ship
piping and ventilation, hull struc-
tures and arrangements, -scientific
ship calculations, general and small
For further information, please call
at the office, 201 Mason Hall.
University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Infor-
First Mortgage L o an s: Thy
University has a limited amount of
funds to"loan on modern well-located
Ann Arbor property. " Interest at
current rates. Apply Investment" Of-
fice, Room 100, South Wing, Univer-
sity Hall.

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Place advertisements with Classified
Advertising Department. Phone 2-3241.
The classified columns close at five
o'clock previous to day of insertion.
Box numbers may be secured at no
extra charge.
Cash in advance only 11c per reading
line for one or two insertions. 10c per
reading line for three or more insertions.
(on basis of five average words to line).
Minimum three lines per insertion.
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Slips .........................10c
Dresses ........................25c
Handkerchiefs... .........20c
Pajamas..............10c to 150
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