THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1937
new worlds to conquer but, rather, see themselver
joining the ranks of men who search the world
for sustenance and a little more.
They who have banished Joe College and
learned to find fun in less uproarious ways than
did their confreres of 1929, go a bit reluctantly
from a small and sterile world to find them-
selves places in the active world. That their
attitude is an indictment of modern life is not
so important as is their attitude toward remedy-
ing what they shall find in it. Surely there can
be no consideration of avoiding future depres-
sions without an organic consideration of the
men who shall seek to avoid them.
As Others See It
Continue Civil Liberties Inquiry
THE SENATE COMMITTEE on Audit and Con-
trol, heayded by Senator Byrnes of South
Carolina, seems to make a practice of holding
up appropriations for meritorious investigations.
It took quite a campaign to induce this small
committee to pass on the railroad financing in-
quiry. Now an appropriation to allow the La-
Follette Committee on Civil Liberties funds to
continue is in danger of dying in the audit com-
mittee's file'of unreported bills.
In the long line of valuable congressional in-
vestigations, few have approached that directed
by Senator La Follette in definite relationship
to traditional American principles as embodied
in the Bill of Rights. The recent succession of
shocking disclosures of industrial peonage, pro-
fessional strike-breaking and armed violence by
employers' agents has demonstrated how little
regard many professed defenders of the Consti-
tution actually have for the constitutional rights
of others. '
What the La Follette committee has gone into,
it has investigated thoroughly. There are, how-
ever, other dark corners which need the same
illumination. Vigilanteism, the Black Legion,
semi-Fascist organizations, academic freedom in
educational institutions supported in part by
Federal funds, the denial of equal rights under
the law to members of minority races-these and
other phases of the civil liberties problem require
continuance of the investigation.
Senator Byrnes and his colleagues on the
Committee of Audit and Control, Senators
Tydings of Maryland and Townsend of Delaware,
would assume a serious responsibility if they
yielded to the short-sighted and self-serving
clamor to choke off the patriotic service of the
Civil Liberties Committee.
On The Level
VERNON KELLETT, who has the comedy lead
in "H.M.S. Pinafore" which opens at the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre tonight, relayed this
one on from one of Professor Willam's music
lectures. It seems that a rich young man in
New York with rather pseudo-musical ability had
written a symphony, and through "pull" had
prevailed upon the Philadelphia Philharmonic
Orchestra to play it for him. Before the con-
cert, a huge affair was given for all the Eastern
critics to bevel off the sharp edge of their crit-
icism. But one of the better known New York
critics did not let the meal influence his criticism
of the symphony when it was rendered later on
in the evening.
In his article the next day, the critic wrote,
"This new symphony was both beautiful and
original. It had only one fault. When it was
beautiful, it was not original; and when it was
original, it was not beautiful."
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Buletin 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 Union Pool will be open to any
student from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the
evenings of Aug. 12 and 17.
Student Recital: Kenneth Cole,
violinist, Peck, Michigan, will give a
graduation recital in partial fulfill-
ment of the requirements of the
Bachelor of Music degree, Wednes-
day evening, Aug. 11, at 8:30 p.m., in
the School of Music Auditorium. Miss
Helen Titus will accompany Mr. Cole.
Excursion No. 11: The Ann Arbor
Daily News, Wednesday, Aug. 11, at
2 p.m. This trip offers an oppor-
tunity to observe a modern newspa-
per plant in operation Trips ends
at 4:30 p.m. There is no charge for
Men's Education Club Picnic, Wed-
nesday, Aug. 11. Portage Lake. An-
nual picnic and fun fest. Leave main
entrance of University high school at
-4:30 p.m. Men needing transpor-
tation can be accommodated if
prompt in assembling at U.H.S.
Stalker Hall: Swimming party and
picnic Wednesday, at 5 p.m. Please
call 6881 for reservations.
Linguistic Institute Lecture, Hill
Auditorium, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Topics: "The Menzerath-Janker X-
ray Motion Pictures, with Sound, of
the Movements of the Vocal Organs
During Speech", with discussion by
Dr. Bernard Bloch, Brown University.
"Stroboscopic Motion Pictures of
the Vocal Cords in Action," with dis-
cussion by Dr. Milton Cowan,
University of Iowa.
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MANAGING EDITOR ..........RICHARD G. HERSHEY
CITY EDITOR ......................JOSEPH S. MATTES
Associate Editors: Clinton B. Conger, Horace W. Gil-
more, Charlotte D. Rueger..
Assistant Editors: James A. Boozer, Robert Fitzhenry,
Joseph Gies, Clayton Hepler.
BUSINESS MANAGER.........NORMAN B. STEINBERG
ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER ...ROBERT LODGE
CIRCULATION MANAGER .........J. CAMERON HALL
OFFICE MANAGER ...................RUTH MENEFEE
Women's Business Managers ..Alice Bassett, Jean Drake
NIGHT EDITOR: JAMES A. BOOZER
R ECENTLY much note has been
taken of the increasing space de-
voted by newspapers to art comment and crit-
icism: The New York Post has increased the
amount and frequency of such criticism, and its
letter box has receivegd both congratulations from
artists and messages of appreciation from readers
in general. Magazines, too, are carrying con-
siderations of the improvement in approving
But, we ask, how valuable is this general in-
crease in newspapers throughout the country
and the trend established by the leading news-
papers, if there is to be no similar availability
Money spent in bidding up prices of art objects
might be better spent to develop traveling col-
lections of really good exhibits. The mediocre
quality of many of those already reaching the
smaller cities from time to time, has, we be-
lieve, discouraged an interest in them. That this
interest could be revived and that the public
would cooperate by payment of a reasonable fee,
rather than leaving the expense to local art
circles, there is little doubt.
When money spent in disutility can be allo-
cated to such a purpose by convincing the ma-
jority of wealthy speculators of its superior
claims on their extra money and good name,
when small art societies realize the futility of
bad-if-not-good art and thus use their funds for
good displays, even if they display less often, a
fair fee can be levied to the public and, as they
know that the art is really that, they will be
willing to pay and general attendance will in-
crease satisfactorily, we are convinced.
Only then can the increasing newspaper space
devoted to art be really significant to the general
Element .. .
T ODAY MEN ARE considering
whether another depression can
be avoided, yet their consideration of the depres-
sion of 1932, from which we are still recovering,
is incomplete. All the aspects ascertainable, and
they at best few, have not been scrutinized, which
means that all the available evidence cannot be
brought to bear upon the problem of obviating
The necessity of providing jobs for idle youths,
for instance, has been discussed and attacked,
but there has been little considerationof the
function of youths as directors of world activ-
The youths who are today college seniors
anticipate independence in the active world
with more fortitude than eagerness, for they are
the children of depression. Once it could be
told them that they were the hope of the world,
but their tolerance for such euphemistic ways
of saying that one generation is yielding its bur-
dens to another has been exhausted.
Their adolescence was spent in a world that
loosed destruction or injury on almost everyone
they knew. They were only then beginning to
contemplate that world, as such, and their minds
resembled supersensitive film, receiving lasting
impressions, not at will, but upon exposure.
The scenes to which they were exposed were
slice-of-life; they were real; and they were ear-
net; and, most important and perplexing to them
as future citizens, no one knew the goal.
From an adolescence lived in that kind of
world, youths stepped into college and into sanc-
tuary. The world of personal tribulation be-
came remote as a background, despite the fact,.
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, be regarded
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.
A letter was published in this column August
5th concerning the death of a popular and
prominent boy of the campus who had passed
away some days previous from pneumonia. There
was an inference in the letter that his death re-
sulted from his not having medical care until
"a few days before his death."
In view of the fact that this letter obviously
referred to Stevens T. Mason, Jr., captain elect
of the track team, and in order to prevent any
injustice being donie to his family, Thomas El-
lerby, a relative, has brought to our attention
"On July 9th Steve complained of a slight
sore throat and immediately proceeded to treat
this condition with a hot water solution. The
throat was not serious or painful, but obstinate,
and on July 13th his parents became concerned
and called Dr. Hugh Stalker, a prominent Grosse
Pointe physician, who, by the way, has been the
family physician for the past nine years. The
doctor found no serious inflammation at that
time, and after treatment he left not expecting
to be recalled. On the following day the throat
condition had not improved and the family again
called the doctor. On July 17th, Dr. Wadsworth
Warren, a prominent Detroit throat specialist,
was called for consultation by Dr. Stalker. The
throat gradually improved and it appeared that
Steve was fast recovering, yet the doctor was
in daily attendance. On July 24th Steve com-
plained of a slight pain in the lower left side
of the chest, but at that time no evidence of
infection could be found. On July 25th the lung
infection was apparent, and was diagnosed as
Type IV Pneumonia for which there is no known
cure. Three nurses and an operator for the
oxygen tent were in constant attendance. Dr.
Robert Novy, one of the leading internists of the
city was called for consultation by Dr. Stalker.
Dr. Novy is the son of the renowned bacteriol-
ogist, who was instrumental in making the Med-
ical School at the University what it is today.
It appeared toward the end of the week that
the pneumonia had been licked, but on August
1st the infection suddenly spread and on the
morning of August 2 Steve died.
"Steve was under constant medical care from
July 13 to August 2. He had everything that
doctors could provide, and his death was simply
an -unfortunate circumstance with which medical
science can not yet contend."
We regret that we published the letter of
August 5-a letter which was based on false in-
formation-and want this to stand as a retrac-
tion and correction. The printing of it was not
intended to be malicious or misleading.
THERE HAS ALWAYS been considerable doubt
in our mind .as to the gentlemanliness of
the use of the phrase, "Nuts
to you." We used to find
the phrase falling off our
lips at all too frequent in-
tervals,, and we have al-
ways blushed at the slip of
the lip, until we read the
report of New Jersey State-
Beverage Commissioner Burnett replying to a
woman's complaint against a New Jersey bar-
tender. The bartender was alleged to have
thrown the woman some disputed change, re-
marking "Nuts to you" quite loudly at the same
time. The woman tried to have the man's license
But Commissioner Burnett replied to the
charge, as follows: "I do not attempt to censor
barroom language unless it is so revolting or of-
fensive as to constitute a nuisance. The allusions
to acorns and squirrel food were indeed ungentle-
manly and inelegant, but more the expression of
frustration, the white flag of a cornered debtor,
than abuse or insult."
We can .think of no better way to explain a
man's use of "Nuts to you" to a woman, than
the way Burnett has above. Now we feel relieved
to think that our former "allusions to acorns and
squirrel food" were really not insults.
* * * * *
R.P.J., after much consideration, mailed the
following play (or should we say dray-mah) to
us the other day. People got to reading gur mail
and laughing, so we thought we'd print it.
(The scene is laid on the grounds of WPA
Project No. .056%/2. Before us there is a broad
expanse of clay and weeds with a narrow ele-
vation also composed of clay and weeds, running
directly down the center of the set. After a little
close inspection it is evident that a highway is
in the process of construction. In the foreground
a section boss is sitting in a Ford V8 listening to
the radio over which some politician is speaking
about balancing the national budget. On the
elevation two "workers" are seen stretched out
under one of the trees which are placed all
along the roadway. In the distance a steeple
clock tolls the hour of twelve. One of the workers
First Worker (yawning) Joe.
Second Worker (also yawning) Huh?
First Worker: We better be gettin' up.
Second Worker: Huh?
First Worker: The boss always comes snoopin'
around at twelve. You know that, you dumb-
head. (He shakes him). Come on. It's only
half an hour until lunch.
Second Worker: Uh-huh.
(He gets up and leans on a hoe which was
resting by his side. The First Worker then
makes a few passes at some weeds until the
boss is out of sight and then leans on his hoe.
Utter silence. Curtain.)
(The second set is laid in a small but com-
fortably furnished apartment. It is that of the
First Worker's son. It is fifteen years later and
the First Worker's hair is gray, probably from
hard work. He is leaning on an ash stand. The
son is standing beside an open door with head
hanging low. The First Worker speaks.)
First Worker: Me own son turnin' me out. It
Son: But paw, we can't afford to keep you.
First Worker: And after I kept you all those
Son: That's just the trouble.
First Worker: (surprised) Huh!
Son: Yeah. I'm paying for it now. Scram!
soloists were Miss Creighton, Mr. Van Deursen,
Mr, Schaffmaster, and Mr. Thompson. Although
all were not in good voice, most were excellent
and all were able to prove that we have in the
University a top-flight composer of modern
songs. Needless to say, none will become pop-
ular in the vulgar sense since all require more
than an ordinary vocal range. The accompani-
ments, played by the composer, were most inter-
esting and offered support to the soloists in spite
of the modern slant of the compositions.
These opinions are not mere unfounded be-
liefs as will be proven when Lawrence Tibbett
blossoms out on radio or in concert with Ben-
nett's "John Brown." For exhibiting the vocal
facility and dramatic ability of a singer it equals
"Glory Road or "Largo al Factotum" from Bar-
biere di Siviglia. After hearing van Deursen sing
it I remarked (perhaps too enthusiastically) that
lie has out-Tibbetted Tibbett. Miss Creighton
the subject "Editing Dictionaries."
"Techniques in Latin," is the topic
of the lecture to be given by Prof.
Fred S. Dunham in University High
School Auditorium at 4:05 this af-
Student Recital: Miss Mildred Bas-
tian, pianist, Albion, will give a grad-
uation recital in partial fulfillment
of the requirements of the master of
music degree, Thursday evening,
Aug. 12, at 8:30 p.m., in the School of
Deutscher Verein: There will be a
banquet in the Grand Rapids Room
of the Michigan League, at 7 p.m.,
Monday, Aug. 16. Please make reser-
vations either at the German Table
or in the office of the German De-
partment, 204 U.H- (Extension 788).
First Mortgage L o a n s: The
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-
U. S. Students
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 10.-(A)-
"Well, so long, I've got a class at
That method of telling time after
noon is one of the two things Amer-
ican students attending summer
school at the National University of
Mexico find it difficult to adapt them
selves to. The other thing is class
room lectures delivered in Spanish.
"When they start talking about 15
and 16 o'clock, it sounds as though
they are referring to next week, or
something," says Joan Andre, a co-ed
from Luxemburg, Wis.
More than 500 Americans from
37 states are enrolled in the univer-
sity this summer, most of them to
The school is housed in one build-
ing, the former residence of a Span-
ish grandee, and the campus is only
a picturesque patio, about the size
of the average American backyard,
All classrooms open to the patio, and
it is not uncommon to see a studeni
outside conversing freely with . a
friend in class.
Startling to the visitor from the
United States is the chorus of hissing
that occasionally arises from his
Mexican fellow students. They ar
not hissing the professor however
Leasing Of U.S.
Vessels Of War
(Continued from Page 1)
resources was said by La Nacion to be
the concern of the whole continent,
adding that Germany's colonial as-
pirations were "well known" and that
"German immigration has great im-
portance in Brazil."
The newspaper La Prensa declared,
however, that if such a' menace exist-
ed, the 1936 Inter-American consul-
tative pact calling for nations to con-
fer in time of danger should be called
into immediate operation instead of
leasing United States destroyers.
(Berlin newspapers saw the lease
proposal as bringing the Latin Amer-
ican nations closer to the United
States "than the dominions are to
(The French press interpreted the
project as a move to block foreign
penetration of the southern conti-
nent, saying that Germany was the
(British naval circles expressed
whole-hearted approval of the pro-
gram, but I suggested such leases
should be limited to "nations which
do not have a belligerent attitude.")
The 5 o'clock lecture today
Natural Science Auditorium will
given by Prof. Thomas A. Knott
Bill Morgenroth crashed through
to a stand-out victory in the intra-
mural Summer Session swimming
tournament, Randolph Webster, di-
rector, announced yesterday.
An official compilation gave him
900 points, amassed through six firsts,
three seconds and a single third.
Trailing 220 points behind was Lee
Lyon, his nearest rival. Jack Flow-
ers secured third with 560. John
W W. Smillie had 220; Sielski, 200; B.
Miller, 80; and Hugh Henry, 20.
Morgenroth was star of the fresh-
man swimming squad in 1934-35, but
did not go out for Varsity competi-I
tion. He was on the wrestling team.
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