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On The Level
(Guest Columnist)
a.m. and we are sitting with Jim Boozer and
Bob Fryer high on the side of a hill bordering
the -Huron River Valley, the panorama of Ann
Arbor huddled below us. Against the light-
studded foreground the hospital gleams, forth,
a sort of earthly milky way; to its right the
carillon a nebulous spear in a black-white tap-
estry. Three red lights which mark the Milner
Hotel's fire escape stand out across the bored
face of the illuminated Court House clock . .
three atoms in eternity . . . three youths on a
hill. . . singing songs of Michigan.
The wife of one of our paternal alma mater's
most prominent profs has been treading the
streets these last few days with a shaky, quaky
slither and there's a reason.
It was four days ago when her son in all
his robust glory told Mamma he was going out
on a bust and would get in very, very, very late
and would she wake him up at eight, .please,
because his Spanish prof just loved to have him
there on time. The proud mother obeyed his
instructions, went into her son's room at 7:45
a.m. After putting up the shades she went over
to her son, eyes still bleared with sleep. Seeing
he was still snoozing she bent over, planted a
tender kiss on his cheek. Suddenly she shrieked,
ran from the room. The son, unfortunately, had
brought an inebriated fraternity brotlier home
for the night. Mamma reported an angelic smile
creased frat bro's lips, the result, all concerned
hope, of a pleasant dream just then.
In the Michigan bosom for the last few years,
DATIONS have been SLINKING. Seems that one
of the pair had hit the books for quite a spell
and his reward came in the form of an invitation
to join Phi Kappa Phi, sister of Phi Beta Kappa
and just as hard to mare. With joy welling
over, the guy ran around Lane Hall informing the
SCA crowd what had happened and pulling down
more than a fair share of .congratulations. Fi-
nally he calmed down a bit, started reading the
constitution of the honor society. Emblazoned
on the cover was "Love of Learning Rules the
World " Stricken to his Communist roots, in-
sulted by this infamy to Marx, to Stalin, he sent
in a curt refusal. Next thing he did was turn to
a boon companion: "Gee, but. I wish I could have
joined," he said.
Don't tell a soul but Avery Hopwood, once of
Michigan and the local Phi Gam tong and eating
club, is the guy who gave the money for those
Hopwood awards. It's that money which goes
for the advancement of true literature .at Mich-
igan . .. but we can't keep it a secret any longer
-Hopwood's literary epics include "The Bat" . .
"Getting Gertie's Garter" . . . "Up In Mabel's

As Others See It
just Another Guess?
T00 LATE to serve its major purpose of con-
stituting a sound basis for the effective and
economical organization of relief, a bill providing
for a census of unemployment has been approved
by the Senate. Harry Hopkins, in the meantime,
had passed from his expansive phase. He is now
in the new and less congenial phase of con-
traction. His foot is on the soft pedal and the-
swing music of WPA is diminuendo.
Whatever Mr. Roosevelt may say, the emer-
gency is at least temporarily at an end. What
we need most to know is what forms of employ-
ment have absorbed the once jobless employ-
ables; what industries suffer shortages in labor;
what effect technological improvement has had
upon increasing or decreasing jobs; whether
there is any basis for Mr. Hopkins' contention
that because industry has increased its capacity
20 per cent, therefore, until it increases its pro-
duction 20 per cent, there will be unemployment
-and, presumably, need for the services of Mr.
Hopkins. All this could be ascertained by a
census of employment, but the Senate bill re-
stricts to a count of the unemployed. And that,
as the chairman of the government's central
statistical board has pointed out is to restrict
it to the realm of the largely subjective. As a
good statistician he protests against stamping the
seal of governmental authority on what, despite
all efforts at accuracy, may prov eto be but
little better than another guess..
The House has a chance to make the measure
effective as a source of information in the event
of another crisis by insisting that the census
cover employment as well as unemployment, and
by providing that the figures arrived at be kept
up to date by constant check.
Revolt Of Congress
KEEPING IN MIND the course of national
events since 1933 is essential to a complete
view of the closing confusion in Congress. The
rejection in important respects of President
Roosevelt's leadership recalls the times when
his emergency leadership a d measures were al-
most universally applauded-.
Was that applause, in the main, for a program
of wholesale reform or for good work in depres-
sion recovery? True answer would shed clear
lights on the reason why the President was
given last year's overwhelming vote of popular
approval, his triumph accompanied by the elec-
tion of Congress four-fifths Democratic in both
We think the answer is being made by Con-
gress itself, despite its largely Democratic mem-
We have democratic institutions, in which Con-
gress has its third and independent place. It
most surely and directly responds to the people's
will. When Congress acts independently, the
normal democratic processes are shown at work.
There is no occasion to enter into details. The
President's second-term program, launched in
January and persisted on since, presumed con-
tinuance on the emergency basis, as the means
of furthering additional reformatory changes.
This came when, as all could see, the emergency
had passed. Most citizens wanted, after good
work in the depression, good work in consolidat-
ing the improved- conditions and bringing about
a long period of assured general prosperity.
When President Woodrow Wilson sought to
have Congress follow him in involving the United
States in European entanglements, Congress re-
fused. The country was opposed. Congress fol-
lows the country! Our democratic system happily
gives Congress power to rectify mistakes Presi-
dents make regarding the majority will of the
whole people.
Legion And Law
EITHER OPENLY or in circumstances which
allowed no other construction, the American
Legion at other times and places has operated
as a vigilante force. It will not fall into that
error in Michigan while it enjoys the wise leader-
ship as typified by the Monday report of De-

partment Commander Cox, on the extent to
which the Legion can properly act in the com-
munity outside its normal role of speaking for
the service veterans.
The Commander's attitude is that the organi-
zation must never find itself in the position of
taking sides in labor disputes. As citizens of
demonstrated patriotism, it is not only fitting but
expected that they contribute, when and where
they are asked by authority, to preserve the
peace. In times of emergency, in such calamities
as flood, where men used to accommodating
themselves to discipline andexacting it of others
are sorely needed, the Legion has contributed a
very great deal.
Where the public peace is in actual peril, they
can, as Commander Cox suggests, put themselves
at the disposal of the constituted authority. That
is the citizen's right. If the need is urgent enough,
it is his duty. At other times he may contribute
as an individual to the public security by sup-
porting good government and officials who are
able and unafraid. Those are ways, looking to
law and order, to which no exception can be
taken. By and large they are the ways to which
the Legion has confined itself.
Whatever the level of its immediate aim, the
vigilante spirit is lawless and its tendency is to
lawlessness in action. We are passing through a
time in which its dangers can not be too clearly
recognized. They seem clear enough to the minds
of Commander Cox and the Legion's leadership
in Michigan, who know that good citizenship is
not something to be reserved for emergencies, but
a thing to be exercised every day and in the
peaceful pursuits of the citizens no less than in
the others.





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One nigh two years _ago, young
Robert Turney, recently out of Co- Exami
lumbia University by way of the dra- All stude
matic department, was sitting in an work do
aisle seat watching a. performance will be req
of "The Distaff Side." As he watched at the clo
the quietly radiant acting of Dame amination
Sybil Thorndyke his mind kept side- Colleges o
tracking itself back to something of follows:
his own creation, still resting-black
type on white paper-in his desk at Hour of
home. Recitatio
It had taken this diligent Turney
15 years to complete "Daughters of Time of
Atreus." Not 15 years of steady writ- Eaminat
ing of course, but 15 years of crea- Hour of
tive inception-of scraps of thought, Recitation
notes on memorandum pads, inspira-
tions in the subway, brainstorms at Time of
breakfast. Now at 25 years of age, Examinat
Turney had systemitized his notes in-
to dramatic form, and sitting there
in the theatre darkness, sensing that choice of
Dame Thorndyke might be as tender prose vita
and sympathetic off stage as well meter of
as on, he decided to take "Daughters Klytair
of Atreus" out into the open. He ther, a be
suggested to a mutual friend that tmned as
she might be induced to read his play. lowed th
She was induced. She read. She Iphegeni
called the author. The author came. she mur
She said she was very tired when she return fro
picked his play up to read, but after geance a
a few pages she became so excited{
she read it completely, paced the
room for a few minutes, then sat
down and read it from cover to cover
Before sailing for Europe after the
closing of her play, Dame Thorndyke
gave up her last interview with the
American press to an enthusiastic Placea
discussion of "Daughters of Atreus." Advertisi
The cia
Then George Jean Nathan received o'clock p
a package one morning. Inside was Box nu
extra ch
a copy of an unknown drama called cashr i
"Daughters of Atreus." Turney's line for
reading 1I
agent was getting busy. Mr. Nathan (on basi
sat in his bachelor apartment ne Minimum
morning and read. Then he started
writing-nice tart epistles about the
greatness contained in "Daughters of
Atreus." He wrote continuously for WANTED
about three months-taking a well- porter
earned vacation from his usual line publicl
of destructive criticism--and his re- dered.+
marks about Atreus were instrumen-
tal in bringing about the opening of TO BUY
the play on Broadway. Ford c
Turney's version of the Greek cycle tion. P
is not merely a rephrasing of theWAT
Agamemnon murder story. It is in- WANTm
stead an intensely alive account in room
poetic prose of the entire House of Phone
Atreus legend, written with a sincere Daily.
sympathy for the women involved in
three tragedies. With Klytaimnes-
tra as the central character, Turney LAUNDR
rationalizes the actions of fate, and Carefu
makes what might have been a stilt-
ed epic poem into a human, tender
document of real people living dra- LOST: M
matic, but altogether convincing, key. E
lives. Turney has relied upon a keen 2-3738

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al instead of to the beat of
mnestra was a devoted mo-
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ssassin when her husband al-
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a. Living only for revenge,
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,om the Trojan war. But ven-
achieved turns to dust. Or-
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JUST TO PROVE how miserable some things
can get, we have. only to refer you to the
program of Shep Fields and his Niagara Falls
orchestra. Shep has become so inartistic in the
art of 'bubbling' that we're not even going to
tell you where you can find this thing.
** * *
For radio drama with all sorts of shooting,
slugging and other assorted varieties of rough
stuff, try Phillips Lord's Gangbusters program at
9 p.m. over WJR. This is some of the most thrill-
ing stage business on the air.
We've said it before, but we've got to do it
again. After last Friday night, we're more con-
vinced than ever that Charley Zwick has the
best student band ever to hit the Michigan cam-
pus. Hampered by a badly injured hand, Char-
ley was perhaps a little off color, but the music
the boys gave out on Friday was like news from
home. And by the day, if you didn't pay much
attention to the trio featured with the band, you
should have; there really was some quality be-
hind that harmony.
We saw a picture of Edythe Wright, Tommy
Dorsey's grand vocalist, tie other day, and fell
immediately in love' with her. She's lovely. This
has happened to us before, and so we're not ter-
ribly upset.
Two original skits closed the University's sum-
mer programs last week, and the program was
an excellent finale for a very successful project.
"The Mill of the Gods" was the first and it was
written by Miss Maryland Wilson. Her cast for
this production was Jim Brown, Joe Kraus,
Steve Filipiak, Betty Shigley, Crannel Toliver
and Wes Gustafson. The second half of the
program was a play, very appropriately entitled,
"Fifteen Minutes." The author of this creation
was Mr. Milton Caldwell, and he chose Edith
Steele, Bob Cunningham, Lillian Rosenbaum
and Carney Smith for his cast.
We offer our congratulations to the Summer
Session students who have taken part in this
division of University activity. The programs,
regardless of the taste of choral reading we
had, were all of excellent caliber.
We heard Horace Heidt at Westwood the other
night and were a little disappointed. The band
has a stv1 that make snur fee tdo tricks hut


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