THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, JULY 11, 1937
PAGE TWO SUNDAY, JULY 11, 1937
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Racial Theories.. .
( WING to the present world-wide
controversy over racial theories,
which is characterized by a flippant bandying
about of racial beliefs with little regard for
scientific accuracy, we feel called upon to point
out certain race fundamentals which in them-
selves spite popular racial dogmas.
In the first place, there is too much laxity
in the use of the word "race." In naive racial
theories man is classified non-biologically. The
scape-goat persecution of the "Jewish race"
recalls an immediate example. The concept
"Jewish" does not refer to a race, but to a re-
ligious sect or belief. So, too, those who speak
of a "French race" confuse race with nationality.
To the anthropologist a race is a great bio-
logical variation of homo sapiens, the members
of which vary individually, but which are char-
acterized as a group by a combination of mor-
phological and metrical features. Such variable
features are of the so-called "non-adaptive" type
of criteria or have certain structural features
which may not be functionally modified by. en-
vironment. The use of such criteria to measure
racial differences, excludes the unscientific use
of skin color, because there is no clear dis-
tinction between the various degrees of color.
These non-adaptive criteria include such fea-
tures as the form, color, quantity, and distribu-
tion of the hair; color of eyes; form of lips; form
of ear; prominence of chin; length of head, and
the cephalic index.
A classification of races in terms of physi-
ological and psychological, functions is not su-
perficially obvious, and as yet scientists have not
proved the existence of physiological differences
between races, nor have they proved that such
differences do not exist.
The ethnocentric idea of one race being in-
tellectually superior to another; seems invariably
to be reiterated. Racial groups have always been
holding themselves inherently superior in in-
telligence to other groups. Measurements of the
native intellectual differences of various races,
'usually implies some sort of an "intelligence"
test. It is true that during the World War the
Nordics registered a higher score than other ra-
cial groups, but the distinction between the races
tested was only at face value. Recent extensive
tests between New York City negroes and whites,
and Alabama negroes and whites, proved con-
clusively that the various tests used did not
measure inherent intelligence, but only the cul-
tural advantages to which the individuals had
been exposed. For all literate individuals, irre-
spective of color, made better showings than the
The difficulties in measuring intellectual dif-
ferences between races seems insurmountable.
In the first place, the anthropologists have not
been able to distinguish clearly between races.
Secondly, we must define "intelligence," or what
we are seeking to measure. Then the psycholo-
gists will have to develop fairer gauges of mental
capacity. Sooner or later we are confronted
with the question of whether we can construct
tests in our environment which are applicable
to other peoples in entirely different cultures.
In other words, would we be willing to abide by
an I. Q. scored from the results of a test de-
vised by an African aborigine? Is it possible for
Americans to make up tests to measure the native
intelligence of Eskimos?
Although anthropologists are in general agree-
ment that racial mental differences exist, they
deny the right to say that any race is more in-
telligent than another. The burden of proof rests
on those who contend that there are inherent
nsvchnlnoica1 racial differences. There is in
EVER SINCE we read the lights on the marquee
of a campus theatre advertising its stage and
screen show in the following manner:
AMATEUR SHOW TONIGHT
"SHOW THEM NO MERCY"
we have been on the lookout for humorous
double-feature marquee signs. Yesterday we
drove into Detroit and passed the following
neighborhood theatre displays:
"THEY WANTED TO MARRY"
-"TOO MANY WIVES"
"THE CRIME NOBODY SAW".
"UNDER COVER OF NIGHT"
"HER HUSBAND LIES" and
"MAMA STEPS OUT"
"HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT"
"WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE"
"WOMAN IN DISTRESS"
But we still like best the one that came out
about two years ago:
"MY WIFE'S FAMILY"
"THE ANIMAL KINGDOM"
I ONE OF DEARBORN'S finer buildings, there
are two stores that are-unfortunately next door
to each other. One of them is a dog and cat vet-
erinary hospital, and there is a furrier's shop ad-
jacent to it. We can only say that it looks a
bit odd to say the least.
* * * *
From the "Campus Scout" column in The Daily
Illini, we take the privilege of borrowing this
We pause just long e'nough to point out to
you the fact that during the summer a
shoulder strap is a piece of ribbon placed so
as to keep an attraction from becoming a
By THOMAS McCANN
IT'S INTERESTING to note that ever since Cab
Calloway made the mistake of singing "Sylvia,"
his presence over the air waves has been rather
infrequent. Recently the Cab has taken a change
of heart, and has decided to act a little more
conservative. In his own words, he explains
his past misbehavior by saying that "I was just
a bad boy kickin' my shoes around." This week
Cab and his orchestra are appearing at Detroit's
Eastwood Gardens, and will probably have a wire
over one of the local stations.
One of the best summer programs is that of
the Chase and Sanborn Company. With the
bleatings of Eddie Cantor almost forgotten by
this time, W. C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Werner
Janssen's music and Dorothy Lamour are lead-
ing this program to certain, successful resurrec-
tion. You'll find this on the air over NBC's red
network, Sundays at 9 p.m.
* * * *
Some of the better dance orchestras to be
found on late programs are those of Count Basie
from Harlem's Savoy Ballroom, Frank Dailey
from the Meadowbrook, Bunny Berigan from
the Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle, Guy
Lombardo from the Starlight Roof of the Astor,
Louis Armstrong from Asbury Park, Tommy Dor-
sey from the roof of the Pennsylvania, Fletcher
Henderson from the Grand Terrace in Chi-
cago and Johnny Hamp from the Million Dollar
Pier in Atlantic City. All of these programs are
on the major networks, but their time of broad-
cast changes so frequently that the best thing
to do is t search around the dial until you h-
one or the other.
* * * *
What with Boake Carter giving his daily for-
bodings of the world's follies, it's a small wonder
we aren't all crazy mad with extreme fear.,We
expect he'll predict the date for the end of the
world any day now.
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Bethlehem Church, 423 South 4th
Avenue. The Reverend T. R. Schmale
will preach on the subject "Religion
and Reward," at 10:30 a.m.
Hai s Hall: There will be a meet- c
ing for the Episcopal Summer School1
Students and their friends tonight+
at the Mack cottage, Whitmore Lake.
Cars will leave the church at 5
o'clock. Supper will be served. Swim-
ming and baseball.
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church:
Services of worship today are: 8:00 a.
m. Holy Communion, 11:00 a.m.
Morning Prayer and Sermon by The+
Reverend Henry Lewis.
Stalker Hall: 9:30 a.m. Student
Class under the leadership of Prof.
George Carrothers. We shall con-
tinue the discussion of Link's book
"The Return of Religion."
5-6 p.m., Social hour and tea.
6-7 p.m., Wesleyan Guild meet-
ing. Prof. Preston Slosson will speak
on the subject: "Christianity To-
First Methodist Church: Morning
worship at 10:30 a.m. Dr. C. W..
Brashares will preach on "To the
First Presbyterian Church: 10:45
a.m., Summer Union Service of the
Presbyterian a n d Congregational
Churches to be held at the Congre-
gational Church, corner of State and
William Streets. The Rev. Ray A.
Eusden, pastor of the Eliot Congre-
gational Church of Newton, Mass.,
will preach. His subject will be
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University. Copy received at the office of the Summer Session, Room 1213
A. H. until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
"Peace in the Midst of Turmoil."
10:45 a.m., Nursery and Church
School in the Church basement.
5:45 p.m., Round Table Confer-,
ence for students dealing with a
discussion of "Church Versus State."
Dr. Lemon will preside. The price1
of the supper is 15 cents.-
7:30 p.m., Interdenominational
Service for students at the Congre-
gational Church. Rabbi Bernard
Heller will speak on "An Apprecia-
tion of Jesus."
Vnitarian Church, Sunday at 11
a.m. Rev. H. B. Marley will speak
on "Man Must Live."
(Religious approach to economic
7:30 p.m., Prof. W. H. Maurer, de-
partment of journalism, will lead a
discussion on "Social Problems."
First Congregational- Church: Sun-
day evening, July 11 at the First
Congregational Church The Rev.
Bernard Heller, Ph.D., Director of
Hillel Foundation at the University
of Michigan will speak upon "An
Appreciation of Jesus." The oc-
casion is created by cooperative ef-
fort of Protestant ministers in Ann
Arbor as a means of bringing before
the students in summer school some
of the fundamental issues of religion
in our time,
Deutscher Verein: A social gather-
ing will be held at the League in the
Grand Rapids Room on Monday,
July 12, at 8:15 p.m. A briefs ad-
dress of welcome will be followed by
a musical program offered by
our Glee Club and solos by Mr. Ver-
non B. Kellett. Refreshments will be
served. Everybody interested irr Ger-
man song is cordially invited.
Education B156: Students in this
course who are especially interested
in corrective work in reading and
mathematics are. invited to attend
the staff meeting of the Secondary
School Clinic, Monday, July 12, at
4:00 p.m., room 1022 U.H.S.
On Monday, July 12, at 8 p.m Prof.
Percy E. Corbett, professor of Ro-
man Law at McGill University will
lecture on "The Part of the Lawyer
in the Evolution of the International
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* * *
We noticed a picture of James J. Braddock,
the ex-Heavyweight champ, in a paper the other
day. He was hokling a pair of skis and talking
to one of the champs of the last winter Olympics.
The caption beneath the picture said, " . . .per-
haps he will devote his declining years-he's 31
-to snow sports." We can only add that Joe
Louis certainly knocked him cold enough.
* * * *
IT WAS WITH TEARS in our eyes that we
read in The Ann Arbor News yesterday, of
the engagements of Miss Elsie Pierce to Ed-
ward Begle and Margaret Phelan to Stod-
dard White. The tears came not because we
thihnk that the two pairs will be so unhappy
in the future, but because The Daily was
ironically "scooped" in announcing the be-
trothals of three of its former wage slaves.
Miss Pierce was the managing editor of The
Daily only last year, and Miss Phelan and
Mr. White spent some six years labor on The
Daily between them. It hurts to think that
these Daily-bred pairs would hand the joyful
tidings to another newspaper first.
* * *
What may turn out to be the latest campus
fad, is a little trick we saw tried out the other
day. The ultra new thing to wear on these hot
summer days consists of donning pajama tops
in place of a shirt. The sleeves can be rolled up
so that the affair resembles an extremely loud
shirt. The fellow who innovated - this style
claims that his silk pajama top is the coolest
shirt he has worn yet. If he succeeds in getting
any followers, we can see great possibilities for
an avalanche of striped and polka-dotted shirts.
That is, if the men on campus have pajamas that
are as noisy as ours are.
* * * *
A sign that puzzled us a great deal is posted
at the starting tee of the University Golf Course.
It says, "DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS
GOLF COURSE." Just how Roj is going to keep
dogs from paying greens fees, or why any smart
canine would want to play around the golf course
in such broiling weather, makes the placard
rather useless as far as we can see.
As Others See It_
By JOHN HENRY HEDLEY
ATTENTION, school teachers: "How to Lose
Your Job"-in ten easy lessons.
In this period of prolific professional unem-
ployment a course such as the aforementioned
probably would be met with scant demand.
Yet, this writer, after a perusal of the daily
press, believes there is altogether too little tech-
nical standardization in the interesting practice
of dismissing pedagogues.
In brief, the current need seems to be for a
set of more or less definite principles or rules for
the game of "getting fired gracefully"-and with
Consider the pending case of the pretty Sau-
gis, Massachusetts blond, Isabelle Hallin, charged
by her school board with serving cocktails to
members of a high school play cast.
Cocktails, it has been said, are fattening-and
therein lies a danger for teachers also, for the
reader no doubt will recall that last year the
courts of New York upheld a school board's right
to consider weight in denying a too plump Man-
hattan girl her teaching license.
Then .aain while hing ton ohnmmv with
Sunday offers another remarkably fine sum-
mer program in that of the Universal Rhythm
show. This program lasts a full hour, and it is
our suggestion that you remain dialed through-
out its entirety. Alec Templeton, the remarkable
blind pianist, Richard Bonelli, Carolyn Urbaneck,
a chorus and Rex Chandler's orchestra cope to-
gether to produce one of the finest shows on the
Monday's highlights will include the superb
music of Horace Heidt on the Alemite program
over CBS at 8 p.m., Burns and Allen at the same
time over NBC and the new comedy of Fibber
McGee and Molly at 9 p.m. over NBC from Holly-
wood. We recommend for dancing this evening
the vastly improved music of Gus Arnheim from
the Terrace Room of the Hotel New Yorker.
This will come over CBS at 11.
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 tile campus.
A Slight 'Omission'
To the Editor:
By a quaint type of error called "omission" by
Thomas McCann in the Friday issue of the
Michigan Daily one is led to believe that nothing
but popular trash has been recorded in the past
It is not only a reflection on his tastes and
culture but, since The Daily has more than a
local circulation, the state of musical culture
of the University is called into question.
Mr. McCann need not give free advertising to
the shoddy output of firms quite capable of
paying for it, particularily to the extent of eigh-
teen inches of double column in an otherwise ad-
For the information of those who have real
tastes and culture may I suggest that last month
was not a new low in the recording of music;
that Columbia recorded: Mozart, Concerto in E
flat, played by Gieseking and the Berlin State
Opera Orchestra; Beethoven, Quintet in C major
played by Primrose (viola) and the Lener Quar-.
tet; that Victor recorded: Beethoven, Grieg, etc.,
songs, sung by Flagstad; Brahms, Symphony No.
3 played by Vienna Philharmonic conducted by
Bruno Walter and a score of other great com-
positions, to say nothing of Decca or other firms.
Why make so much noise about swing and
sweet and other classifications of claptrap when
the radio and phonograph speak for themselves
and much too loudly what with all the windows
open. -E. T. Erickson.
in teacher tenure in some parts of the nation.
C. M. Foster of Massachusetts lost his job for
failing to salute the flag, while others in the
same state were dismissed for non-compliance
with the teachers' oath law.
In Montgomery county, Alabama, a teacher
must vote in all the elections to hold his job, we
are told. From more or less reliable sources we
learn also that it is important HOW he votes.
To contrast with these rigid curtailments of
what is sometimes called academic freedom, we
welcome the refreshing tale which comes to us
from Minnesota of a school superintendent who
lost his position because he wasn't liberal enough.
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