THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, JULY 18, 1937
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NIGHT EDITOR: ROBERT I. FITZHENRY
Court Stand . . .
HE ORATIONS in the Senate
against the court bill have grown
increasingly impassioned in the last few days.
The diatribes of Senator Wheeler, Bailey, Mc-
Carran, O'Mahoney, et al, rise to ever new heights
of bitter eloquence. Scarcely any fresh argument
is able to arouse the attention of the jaded reader
of Washington dispatches. The President's plan
has advanced from merely injudicious, undemo-
cratic and authoritarian to dictatorial, dishonor-
able, fatal to the nation and even unconstitu-
tional. But the final climax remained for Sen-
ator Wheeler's comment of two days ago on the
death of Senator Robinson, which introduced for
the first time the element of mysticism into the
debate. Religion had previously been brought
in, with the declaration of the "holy crusade"
against the infamous proposal.
The contribution of the senator from Mon-
tana was the following: "I beseech the President
to drop this court fight lest he appear to fight
Now =the fact that the terrific strain of the
battleover the court bill contributed to the death
of Sen. Robinson can hardly be questioned.
Robinson himself had pleaded at the beginning
of last week when the debate over the compro-
nhise plan was begun, that those opposed to the
bill should not resort to a filibuster and make
its passing a matter of physical endurance. But
to insinuate that the death of the Democratic
floor leader may be attributed to the displeasure
of God with the proposal to enlarge the Supreme
Court certainly requires an amount of pure
cheek, to say nothing of hypocrisy, uncommon
even in the U. S. Senate.
The question of the statesmanship of the bill
is perhaps open to contest. Perhaps the Pres-
ident's purpose can better be achieved by some
other means. It is even possible that there is
no need for any legislation of this nature, al-
though such a view would appear to be stretching
a point of logic to its furthest extent. At any
rate, some excuse can be made for the heat of
debate. But so smugly self-righteous a press re-
lease deliberately aimed at the very "mass prej-
udices" which Senator Wheeler assails the Pres-
ident for attempting to arouse certainly has little
place in democratic government. Superstition,
the lowest form of human ignorance, is the
target for the bland piety of the western
The opponents of the bill may perhaps be for-
given for privately congratulating themselves on
the removal of a powerful adversary. But to use
the occasion of his passing for such conscience-
less mouthings as that of the Montana Demo-
crat strikes one as beneath the dignity of a pro-
minent member of the nation's highest legisla-
In The Union..*.
WITH A WAVE of industrial strife
sweeping the United States, we are
all too likely to forget that the average union is
broad in its scope. The American newspaper
has a habit of overemphasizing the spectacular
in news, the violent, the sensational, with the
result that the more prosaic aspects of life are
shoved into the background. Thus it is that
there is full reporting of certain union activities,
strikes, picketing, direct action, conflict, all
receive a considerable amount of space; but
when there is peace on the industrial front union
activities are disregarded. They cease to be
history, grammar, literature, music and the like.
It is a conscious uplifting of unionists through
making the union an integral part of their lives.
True, courses having a bearing upon labor's eco-
nomic status predominate, but this is only na-
tural. It is the economic, after all, that strikes
closest to home for the majority of us. Cultural
uplift cannot help but run second.
That unions educate will come as surprise
to many. The progressive unions, however, have
for years been developing a program of instruc-
tion for their members that puts to shame the
educational machinery of many towns. The In-
ternational Ladies' Garmen Workers' Union, the
Amalgamated Clothing Workers, and the Inter-
national Typographical Union are examples.
Increasing recognition by the unions is being
given to the need to raise the intellectual stand-
~ards of their members. One of the first moves
of the United Automobile Workers was to ap-
point an educational director, Merlin D. Bishop,
to train its members in the principles of trade
unionism and to give them an Understanding of
the economic system under which they live.
Is workers' education efficacious? There is
space for disagreement, but an authority on the
subject, Dr. Harry Laidler, has this to say:
"If the object of a workers' educational experi-
ment were to give the worker greater power of
enjoyment here and now; or to develop his abil-
ity to think fundamentally on social problems;
or to help him to function more effectively as a
citizen in the solution of social problems; or to
equip him to fight effectively for immediate im-
provement in the conditions of labor; to train
him as a leader in the trade union movement;
to interpret to him his place in the scheme of
things; to give impetus to his demand for a new
order of society; to develop-his sense of loyalty
to his economic organization-if the aim were
any one of these things-I believe that that aim
would be a legitimate aim of workers' education."
A BOOK described as the most au-
thoritative work on present-day
China has been barred from entry into the
United States by customs officials because the
back cover carries an advertisement for a Chi-
nese government lottery. In itself trivial, the
incident raises the old question of the direct
and indirect censorship over imported printed
matter which is exercised by the Customs Serv-
ice. Basing its decisions on obscure rules, the
Service succeeds in keeping out of America prac-
tically anything it wants to, its attackers claim,
citing such examples of Comstockism as the
barring of James Joyce's Ulysses.
Once the basic premise of such custoi-house
censorship is granted, that citizens in a demo-
cratic nation are not capable of selecting their
own reading matter, we cannot complain if nar-
row-minded officials bar the aesthetic as well
as the obscene, or if a maze of red tape keeps
out a valuable book on China because of an ad-
vertisement on its back.
At first it would perhaps seem logical to pro-
tect the people of the United States from harm-
ful influences. Yet to claim that such regulation
as otir customs furnish does this is questionable,
especially in the face of the fact that advertise-
ments for patent medicines, far more harmful
than those for lotteries, are still permitted to
be flaunted before the public in the newspapers.
It is necessary, if we are really to make head-
way in this situation, for us to recognize the
fact that we must either have complete free-
dom to read what we please, or else we must
expect such absurdities as this lottery advertise-
ment incident constantly to arise. There is little
use in ranting against the short-sightedness of
customs officials in interpreting the laws if we
permit the laws themselves to remain intact. The
whole question is a simple one of cause and ef-
fect: the law itself, based on a fundamentally
anti-democratic premise, is the cause; the red
tape and myopia of the Customs Service is only
the effect of the law and our own apathy, which
allows such veiled censorship to remain on the
On The Level
DAVE KNIGHT, the Food City law flash, real-
izes now that law professors are just as ab-
sent-minded as any of the others. Dave, it
seems, was sitting in front of one of the Law
School buildings with an unlit cigarette in his
mouth, Friday. He was waiting for someone who
might have a match. Then an automobile drove
up and one of Knight's professors got out with
a suck-puff glowing between his lips. Dave
rushed up to him and asked him for a match.
The professor, who teaches regular session at an-
other school, was buried deep in his thoughts, and
reached down into his pocket. Instead of a
match, he gave Dave a 50-cent piece and walked
on mumbling something about "already having
But "Honest Dave" brought the professor back
from his legal reveries, and told him that he
wasn't a little boy selling summer camp tags.
The prof was glad to get his half-dollar back, and
quickly gave Knight a light after being asked a
SOMEONE who is either very naive, or who
wants to see their attempt at humor pub-
lished in this column, phoned us the other
day. We were somewhat
taken back to hear the
voice on the other end of
the line start right off
with,Boy-o-boy, you cer-
tainly must have a lot of
beer drinkers in this
"Why, what makes you
think so?" bit we.
"Well, I just saw two
more of those Stein Cleaners trucks drive by."
Stein Cleaners! Ugh!
MEANDERINGS ..We can't understand...
why they have moved . . . the bench.. . from
beneath the beautiful umbrella tree . . . just west
of the Library. We always thought ... it was the
coolest spot on campus . .. but maybe the bugs
were too bad there ..: or maybe the couples
... who used to sit there ... at night ... couldn'tj
see the moon . . . through the leaves. Among
other things on campus. . . we have noticed ...
that there are . . . two brave hollyhocks . . .
sprouting from the bushes . . . in front of the
Economics Building. We can think of nothing. . .
more out of place . . . than pink hollyhocks ...
in front of the Ec Bldg. .. . golden-rod or "Silver
Dollars" ... would be more appropriate. We are
also gratified . . . to learn, that we were right
this Spring . . . in saying that Haven Hall . . . is
the only building on campus . . . that hasn't a
single strand of ivy . . . growing up its walls.
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WALDO M. ABBOT, professor of speech and
director of the University Broadcasting Serv-
ice, bemoaned the fact that The Daily has no
nose for news in a Wednesday lecture. This lec-
ture came when The Daily's radio column had
failed to mention the University broadcasts along
with Jack Benny, Fred Allen, and Bing Crosby
in its previews. On Thursday, this same Profes-
sor Abbot was again lecturing his class on radio
subjects. In the middle of his talk, he calmly
took off one of his shoes and began leisurely
scratching the sole of his foot.
"My foot itches," he apologized, "What's that
a sign of?"
One of the girls in the class was a little too
frank in telling him what the itching foot was a
sign of, so Prof. Abbot guickly put his shoe back
on, and continued his lecture.
The Daily has no nose for news?
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 gener$ editorial
importance and interest to the campus.
To the Editor:
This writer has no wish to enter the contro-
versy that has recently developed in the Forum
column of The Daily. However, there-are a few
facts concerning the controversy that should ap-
The professors of the University of Michigan
are interested in the educational problems of
today and so they conduct experiments and in-
vestigations relative to current problems. Their
conclusions are published so that students and
the general public may profit by the experi-
ence and knowledge they have assimilated. Any
publicity that they receive is well earned. It is
an outcome rather than the goal.
I presume that if our professors did not take
an active interest in current educational affairs,
our Daily readers would be presented with the
following comment. Our professors live be-
hind the cloistered walls of the University in the
seclusion of their specialties. They do not take
an active interest in an evolving world but they
maintain their positions by resting on laurels
earned in a yesterday which has no relation to
the present or future.
The writer wonders how often help or aid
has been refused to students because professors
were so engaged with their researches or the
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin 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.
To The Summer Session Office:
The item in the Daily Official Bul-
letin of Saturday concerning the
Phi Delta Kappa luncheon for Tues-
day, July 20, should be expanded to
say that the two educational frater-
nities, Phi Delta Kappa and Pi Lamb-
da Theta are jointly sponsoring this
luncheon as part of the Eighth An-
nual Education Conference program.
The luncheon will be at the Michi-
gan Union at 12:20 and conferencel
guests are welcome.
Elsie Tracy, Acting Vice-Presi-
dent Pi Lambda Theta.
Phi Delta Kappa will hold its week-
ly luncheon Tuesday, July 20 at 12:101
p.m. in the Michigan Union. Members
and their guests are cordially urged
The Bethlehem Church, 423 South
4th Ave.: Service at 10:30 a.m. Dr.G
T. R. Schmale will speak on the sub-
ject "The Way to Security."
Stalker Hall: Student Class at 9:301
a.m., Professor Carrothers, leader. We!
will discuss the book "Church and
Society," by F. Ernest Johnson.
Wesleyan Guild meeting at 6 p.m.
Prof. W. Carl Rufus will speak on
"The Orient Right About Face." Pre-
ceding the meeting there will be a
social hour and tea. At 7:30 the
group will attend the Inter-Guild
meeting at the Congregational
Church at which Dean Humphreys
will speak on "A Professor Looks at
Unitarian Chprch: 11 a.m., Mr.
Marley will speak on "A Little Jour-
ney within the Self"-Living with
7:30 p.m. Mr. Harold Vaughn of
the Saline Valley Farm will speak on
"An Experiment in Cooperation."
Arrangements will be made for a
visit to the Farm.
Socialthour will follow.
Reformed Church: Services spon-
sored by the Christian Reformed'
Church will be held in the League
Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Banning
will be the speaker.
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.
7usden, pastor of the Eliot Congre-
gational Church of Newton, Mass.,
will preach. His subject will be "The
'et of the Mind."
10:45 a.m., Nursery and Church.
Christian Student's Prayer group
invites all students to attend its
School in the Church basement.
5:45 p.m., Round table Conference
for students. The subject for dis-1
cussion will be "Our Economic Mud-
dle." This is the fourth of a series
on "Vital Religiou Issues." Dr. W. P.
There will be a mass meeting of all
public health nurses enrolled in the
School of Education and the Grad-
uate School on Monday, July 19 at 4
p.m. in the West Amphitheatre of
the West Medical Building.
Barbara H. Bartlett.
The Mens and Womens Education
Clubs will meet jointly with the 8th
annul. l ummer i. Eductin Cnnfar-
will preside. The price of theU
is 15 cents.Ie
e at the Congregationalr
. Dean Wilbur R. HumphreysI
ak on the topic "A Professor
at the Bible."i
Episcopal Student Fellowship:t
There will be a meeting for Epis-
copal Summer School students and
their friends at Loch Alpine Sun-
day evening. Cars will leave St.
Andrews Episcopal Church, 306 N.
Division Street, at 5 o'clock. A pic-
nic supper will be served at a small
cost. Swimming and basebll are a
scheduled part of the program.
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church: 1
Services of worship Sunday are: 8
a.m. holy communion, 11 a.m., morn-
ing prayer and sermon by The Rev.
Frederick W. Leech.
Lutheran Students will meet Sun-
day evening in Zion Lutheran Parish
Hall at 6 o'clock. Several students
who are members of faculties of Lu-
theran Colleges will lead a discussion
on "The Place of the Lutheran Col-
lege in Modern Education." All Lu-
thern students are invited. Due to the
illness of Mrs. E. C. Stellhorn the
meeting will be held at the Parish
I Hall instead of the Stellhourn home
First Methodist Church: Morning
worship at 10:30 a.m. Dr. C. W. Bra-
shares will speak on the subject "To
the Lost." -
Services will be held in Zion Lu-
theran Church at 10:30 with sermon
by the pastor, The Rev. Ernest Stell-
Services in Trinity Lutheran
Church will be held at 9:15 with
sermon by Rev. Henry Yoder on
"Marks of a Christian Home."
First Church of Christ, Scientist,
409 South Division Street.
Morning service 10:30 a.m.
Golden text: Luke 20:37, 38.
Responsive Reading: Psalms 65:1-
5; 66:1-9; Sunday school 11:45 after
The Graduate Outing Club will
meet at 2 p.m. today at Lane Hall
where cars will take them to Saline
Valley Farms for swimming and a
picnic supper. Those having cars are
urged to bring them. All graduate
students are cordially invited.
ence in the Michigan Union Ball-
room Monday, July 19 at 7:15 p.m.
John L. Brumm, chairman of the
Department of Journalism, will be
the speaker. All students interested
in Education are cordially invited.
The Lecture at 4:05 p.m. on Mon-
day in the University High School
Auditorium will be by Dr. Paul T.
Rankin, Supervising Director of Cur-
riculum and Research, in the Detroit
public schools. D'r. Rankin will
speak on "Michigan's Program of
The 5 o'clock lecture on Monday,
July 19 in Natural Science Audi-
torium will be given by Dr. Wilson
G. Smilie, professor of health ad-
ministration at Harvard University.
His subject will be: "Field Research
in the Interior of Brazil."
Deutscher Verein: A meeting will
be held at the League, in the Grand
Rapids Room, on Monday, July 19, at
at 8:15 p.m. A program of magic will
be followed by group singing and sev-
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By KEN WOOD
The University goes on the air Monday at
3:00 in the second series of half-hour broadcasts
over WJR from studios in Morris Hall under
the direction of Prof. Waldo Abbot, chief of the
broadcasting service for the University.
At 3:00 Monday the dial twirler will hear a
dramatization of 0. Henry's story, "The Ransom
of Red Chief." At 3:15 the microphone will
be placed in front of Prof. G. E. Densmore's class
in stage and radio diction for an unrehearsed
discussion of colloquialisms.
Tuesday at 3:00, J. W. Krause, radio student,
will review Fraser Bond's book, "Give Yourself
Background." Following, Ethel Hamilton's group
presents another demonstration of choral read-
ing. The program concludes with a cutting
from the play, "Yellow Jack," coming this week
to the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Wednesday at 3:00 the radio drama class
presents original skits which will be followed by
Prof. James K. Pollock of the political science
department speaking on "A Comparison for
Public Administration in Europe and America."
At 3:00 p.m. Thursday, concluding the week's
schedule, Dr. George E. Carrothers, professor of
education, talks on "How Parents Can Ap-
praise the Local High School." At 3:15, an orig-
inal student skit on short-wave radio.
.* * * *
Carl and Sally of WJR drove up in front of
Angell Hall Friday and carried a mike among
the crowd of students rushing home to lunch.