THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, JULY 13, 1937
IHE MICHIGAN DAILY
Offiial Publication of the Summer Session
On The Level
JACK PORTER came back from Grand Rapids
with this story yesterday. He went there for
the week-end to attend an old chum's marriage.
The marriage ceremony itself was very beautiful,
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NIGHT EDITOR: CHARLOTTE D. RUEGER
THE "BACK-TO-WORK" move-
ment reported taking place in the
picketed plants of embattled "little steel" appears
o be part of a carefully prepared offensive
against the Steel Workers' Organizing Commit-
tee, subsidiary of the CIO, on the part of Tom
Girdler and his aides, an offensive, moreover,
which may prove only the lead-off for a general
assault by employers against the entire Lewis or-
The technique of the movement includes an
attack on pickets by company guards or muni-
cipal police under the control of employers, fol-
;lowed by a re-opening of plants with some scab
labor and an intensive propaganda campaign in
which a simultaneous effort is made to discredit
the union in the eyes of the public and break
the morale of the strikers by extravagant claims
" oncerning the number of men at work, rate of
The steel corporations under strike apparently
have a reasonably good chance for success in their
Attempt, chiefly by reason of their powerful allies.
Venal politicians assist in the use of force against
pickets, while the press, generally conservative
and currently almost solid in its stand against
labor organizations, has exercised its usual tre-
mendous influence over public opinion, sometimes
freely distorting facts and editorializing news.
Steel has never been organized in America, in
spite of numerous and often sanguinary attempts,
and men of the calibre of Tom Girdler are pre-
pared to fight any and all steel unions to the
last barricade to prevent such an occurrence.
Girdler asserts his reason for refusing to sign
an agreement with the CIO is that he believes'
it "irresponsible," but has declined to reply to
Sen. Guffey's query as to whether he would sign
an agreement if he believed the union "respon-
sible." Girdler's long and unsavory record as a
steel boss certainly does not indicate an affirm-.
The most effective and realistic refutation of
the "irresponsible" charge lies in the fact that
"big steel," consisting of the major steel corpora-
tions, has signed contracts with the CIO. Cer-
tainly such companies as Carnegie-Illinois or
Jones & Laughlin would scarcely be likely to
give collective bargaining rights to an organiz-
ation whose leadership they did not trust.
The answer to the "back-to-work" movements
is a matter of arithmetic. If even a bare ma-
jority of the employes of the companies under
strike were "loyal," plant elections would quickly
and economically end the conflict in favor of
the employers. But on the contrary, company
officials refused to permit an election to be held
under the auspices of the non-partisan National
Labor Relations Board. Girdler has defended
his refusal to cooperate with the committee of
the Board on the pretense that it is composed
of "Administration men," supposedly friendly to
the CIO. As a matter of fact, chairman of the
board's committee was Charles P. Taft II, chief
adviser to Gov. Landon in his campaign.
President Roosevelt was right in saying "Shame
on both your houses." But he might better have
criticized "Little Steel" more sharply than the
union, reminding Girdler and his ilk of their
responsibility to the government and society.
But Just The Same .. .
W E THINK the Summer Session is
wonderful. In fact, we have made
our position fairly clear on this point in previous
But there is one little thing. We don't mean
gotten that the girl1
and went off in perfect
fashion, but the embar-
rassing happening took
place in the reception line
after the couple had been
hitched. Everyone there
began looking for the
bride in the reception line
because the bride of a few
minutes was being intro-
duced to the wedding
guests as "Miss Anderson"
and not by her newly-ac-
quired title, "Mrs. Page."
In the excitement of it all,
the marriage cast had for-
had given up her maiden
name about 15 minutes before!
* * * *
A BUNCH OF THE BOYS were sitting around
discussing sports stories yesterday, and some
of the pant-cuff-lifting tales were pretty good.
There was the one about a John Boggs, who
hails from Circleville, O., and went to Kenyon
College several years before the World War start-
ed. Boggs once held the world's record for the
discus throw. He was participating in a track
meet back around 1908, that was being held in
rather a small field. It was taken for granted
that Boggs would win the discus throw, and on
his first toss he heaved the plate clear across the
regular field and into some tall grass beyond it.
"Hell,"said the officials. "We won't measure
that, unless someone else can throw the discus
out of the field." No one else succeeded in
flinging the platter across the field, so Boggs won
the event with an unmeasured toss.
THEN THERE WAS the one about a very
tough Big Ten football referee, who nearly
fainted at something that happened in a 1927
football game. This referee, whose name could
not be remembered by
the story teller, was
"oumping an exceedingly
furious battle. Penal-
ties for roughing, brok-
en legs, and blood flew
;thick and fast. Some-
one was carried out of
onearly every scrim-
mage, and the train-
ers were using more
tape than the Wall Street tickers did on that
October crash day. Then, toward the end of
the second period, a mammoth lineman from
one of the teams limped up to the ref, put his
hand to his head, and calmly pulled out his
right eye. "Here, hold this for me, will ya," puffed
The referee grew white around the gills and
nearly keeled over, until he found out that the
optic in his hand was only an artificial one of
glass. The hulky tackle was afraid he might lose
it in one of the pile-ups.
Ah! For Fall again!
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Our Swimming Facilities
To the Editor:
Ann Arbor is unfortunately situated in respect
to swimming facilities. There is no large lake
nearby, however there are scores of small ponds
to which most of us are forced to swarm in order
to satisfy our urge to cool off, our desire to ex-
hibit our athletic prowess, our wish to show off
our new bathing attire-whatever the cause we
go. But I've been informed these small lakes
are sometimes polluted and unsafe to swim in.
How does one know which lakes are safe? How
can one check up on them? Is there any place
we can find out about the safety of the water
we swim in and the drinking water in the wells
that usually are found nearby? My roommate
and I come from a town located on the Pacific
Ocean and never before have such problems con-
fronted us. -Terry Young.
To the Editor:
We were here last summer and took part on
the sidelines of the North-South civil conflict
over the manner of the weekly dances, and as-
sumed some drastic change would await us upon
our return this summer. But alack, the same
stereotyped procedure ensues-hostesses parad-
ing around; us guys standing around wanting to
meet certain girls and yet not daring for fear
we haven't been introduced by fair hostesses.
Whyfore, is there not some variety in the man-
ner of meeting fellow classmates, by having
such common procedure followed as "Paul Jones"
dances, numbers, a few games-why can't it be
a big party, rather than a stiff, formal dance.
I would judge more informality would make
for a happier outlook and more success for all
parties. Don't ride us-we always enjoy our-
selves wherever we are, but after observing the
many forlorn souls at the dances last week-end
-we thought we'd thrown in our two-cents'
As Others See It
But Heat Created Chicago
(From The Chicago Daily News
HEAT in Chicago is a brief summer interlude
in which our air-conditioning engineer, Lake
Michigan, goes on vacation or puts on a sitdown
strike. These occasional scorching days should
remind us of our cosmic luck. The heat that
bakes us is creating wealth for us in the corn
belt east, west and south of us. Chicago is the
end product of that creative sunshine. The
bright days, the well-spaced showers and the
hot growing nights condense into corn the en-
ergy that comes 93,000,000 miles from sun to
Corn is the supreme trap for solar energy, from
which all weal and wealth must come. One
glance at the mysterious giant of the grass fam-
iliy is enough to proclaim its original tropical
or subtropical origin, but all else is guess or
fable. Great maize, civilizations had risen, flour-
ished and decayed around the bases of the Andes
and Sierras before any white man appears to have
seen the plant. It still baffles botanists, and
there is suspicion that somewhere in the dawning
of human intelligence a clever medicine man-
some unknown Amerindian Prometheus-pro-
duced maize by hybridization of lesser grasses.
But not until corn came to the prairies and
met the pig-unbeatable machine for compress-
ing the energy of corn into fuel for the human
engine-did the plant realize its destiny and as-
When you mop your brow or seek refuge from
the Chicago sun in some air-cooled retreat, do
not forget that all this vista of boulevard,
tower, mill and mart is just sunshine captured
by corn and condensed by pig.
A Grim Jest
(From The Chicago Daily News)
THE ATTEMPT of modern industry to recap-
titre some of the romance and glamour in
America's past is commendable, but it sometimes
takes a bizarre turn. The North Western, Union
Pacific and Southern Pacific have called a new
train "The Forty-Niner." Its sleeping cars honor
Capt. John Sutter, James Marshall and "Joa-
quin" Miller. Another is "Gold Run" and, quite
appropriately, the diner is "Angel's Camp." But
it must have been someone with a grim sense
of humor who dubbed the kitchen car "Donner
The ghosts of the forty members of the Do -
ner party who starved to death in the hi h
Sierras during the winter of 1846-1847 probably
will not mind. Perhaps it will seem to them
only another of the visions that tortured their
last living hours. But even the dreams of those
unhappy starving folk could hardly have visual-
ized so elaborate a kitchen on wheels as is pro-
vided now in an effort to attract modern gold
How Gov. Horner Works
(From The St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
GOV. HORNER is following his usual custom
with respect to the disposition of bills sent
to him by the Legislature. Those which he
approves he signs. Those which he thinks defi-
nitely should not become laws he vetoes. A third
category, those which he approves in the main
but concerning which he entertains some doubts,
he permits to become law without his signature.
An instance in the third class is the bill fixing
$150 as the minimum police and Fire Department
salary in cities qf 10,000 to 25,000 population
ahd $175 as the minimum in larger cities, with
the exception of Chicago. The Governor said
that the salaries fixed were fair and that the
measure providing for them must not be vetoed..
At the same time, he said he questioned the wis-
dom of the precedent and so used the device of
withholding his signature to call attention to
his doubts. Thus he sounded a warning for fu-
ture legislatures to consider.
This discrimination in the disposal of bills
reflects the conception of stewardship which Gov.
Horner has adhered to from the outset of his
first administration more than four years ago.
AT THE MICHIGAN
Here is a fairly good picture that might have
been an outstanding one; an opportunity missed,
.partly by hasty writing, partly by sloppy direct-
ing. The things that Hollywood is expert at are
done adeptly enough; the camera work is ex-
cellent, especially the shots of the hold of the
slaver, black bodies writhing in chains, perfect
set-up for the motion pictures. Scenery is also
well taken care of; interesting, and probably
But the drama is awkward; it verges on the
amateurish at times and seldom manages to
become exciting in spite of mutiny, cruelty, blood,
courage and the rest. Warner Baxter as the
romantic blackbirder is rather too glamorous to
be easily credible, while Wallace Beery's buf-
foonery is sometimes a trifle out of place. Bax-
ter, nonetheless, delivers at least as good a per-
formance as could be expected, and Beery does
his usual fine work when the writers do not try
to make him too funny. Mickey Rooney adds
considerably to his screen laurels with his por-
trayal of the toughie cabin boy, while Elizabeth
Allan looks beautiful enough in her Civil War
Cri stian Science Organization to- p.m. Wednesday, for those students
L + lnight at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of who were unable to go on July 7.
AF M.ichian LuueS. Students. al- Make reservation before 4:30 p.m.
BULLETIN " u"ni<ind faculy membrs oft Tuesday, July 13, at the Summer
~ ~ University are cordially invited to at- Sestsion office.
There will be a Phi Delta Kappa 'The initiation and formal banquet
Luncheon at the Michigan Union at Excursion No. 5: Ford Plant at of Pi Lambda Theta will be held at
12:10 today. River Rouge. The group will leave 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14. Make
The lecture this afternoon at 4:05 from in front of Angell Hall at 12:45 (Continued on Page 3)
in the University High School Audi-
torium will be by Dr., Bessie Lee
Gambrill, Associate Professor of El- A I
ementary Education at Yale Univer ir
sity. The title of the lecture is: "The
Implications for American Education
of the Recent Yearbook of the De- LAUNDRY ployment Oillce. 630
partment of Elementary School Prin-__
At 5 p.m. today in the Auditorium
of the Natural Science Building Mrs.
Florence Ayscough McNair will give
an illustrated lecture on "The Con-
nection Between Chinese Calli-
graphy, Poetry and Painting."
All Graduate Students seeking to
become candidates for the degree of
Master of Arts in Sociology during
the Summer Session should consult
Dr. Beynon immediately.
Office Hours: Tuesday 11-12:30.
Thursday 2-4, 307 B. Haven Hall.
Faculty Concert: Prof. Hanns Pick,
violoncellist; Prof. Joseph Brinkman,
pianist; and Hardin A. Van Deursen,I
baritone; will participate in the sec-
ond faculty concert in the Summer
Session series, Tuesday evening, July
13, at 8:30 p.m., in Hill Auditorium.
LAUNDRY WANTED TYPING: Neatly and accurately done.
Priced Reasonably Mrs. Howard. 613 Hill St. Phone
All WorkEGuaranteed 5244. Reasonable rates.
Shorts ........................ 4c
Tops .......................... 4c
Pajamas .......................1 c
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done separately-nomarkings. Call
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Laundry. 607 E. Hoover. 3x
EXPERIENCED laundress doing stu-
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Phone 4863. 2x
DESIRABLE single room for Univer-
sity girl or business woman. 220
S. Thayer, Apt. 3. Ph. 2-1225. 632
FOR RENT: Cool first floor adjoin-
ing rooms for two or three girls or
young couple. Also single room and
garage. Cooking and laundry priv-
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water. 42G East Washington. Phone
LOST AND FOUND
LOST: Kappa Delta sorority pin. In-
itials M.S.A. Reward. Call Betsy
Barbour House, 2-2591. 626
SOROSIS PIN: Please call room 309
at Betsy Barbour or Extension 5 at
Michigan Daily. Reward. 627
LOST: Brief case containing impor-
tant papers and lecture notes. Left
beside a bench on campus, back of
Angell Hall. Finder please return
to office of the Summer Session,
1213 Angell Hall. 631
Tea for Wives of Faculty Members
and women members of the faculty:,
Wives of faculty members and women
members of the faculty are invited to-
a tea, July 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the
Michigan League. Members of the '
Faculty Women's Club are cooperat-
ing with the Social Director of the
Summer Session in arrangements for
the tea which will be in the garden or
ballroom, depending upon the weath-
er. The wives of the members of the
faculty and women faculty members
from other institutions will be guests
Registration in the contract bridge
lessions taught by Mr. Conway Ma-
gee at the League on Wednesday
evenings, 7:30 to 9:30, is still open1
to all those interested. The fee for
the five remaining lessons is $1.50.
Linguistic Institute Luncheon-
Regular Tuesday luncheon confer-
enceat 12:10 p.m., Michigan Union. I
At 12:50 Dr. Milton Cowan of the
University of Iowa will speak on "In-
tonation in English, French and Ger-
man." It is not necessary to go to
the luncheon in order to hear the dis-
English 160s: The class will meet
in Room 35 A.H. (at extreme south
end of the basement) instead of
Room 2235 A.H.
There will be a meeting of the
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