SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1931
.SATURDAY,. . .. r. JULY 24e . 1937
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Otficial Publication of the Summer Session
Cancer Fight. .
CONGRESS, last Thursday, passed
an appropriation calling for $7,-
000,000 to be used for cancer research, establish-
ing a National Cancer Institute to aid in the fight
of this dreaded and mysterious ailment. It is
high time that our government stepped in and
lent a hand.
In recent years the deaths from cancer have
mounted continually, probably because hereto-
fore it has been difficult to diagnose. Little real
success has been made towards finding a cure for
cancer unless discovered in its early stages. If the
growth spreads to many parts of the body as
it is bound to do if not killed early, the days
of a victim are numbered.
The government, as attendance at the present
play of the Repertory Players, "Yellow Jack,"
will prove, has accomplished a great deal in con-
quering deadly diseases. The Cancer Institute
will now take its place along with other private
foundations established for the study of cancer,
and, let us hope, make the victory over the
growth come in the not too far distant future.
By JOSEPH GIES
THE OUTWARD ROOM, a novel
Brand. Simon and Schuster, New
This first novel suffers from many
of the de-
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with a grade of E. Sunday, 11 a.m., Mr. Marley will
-- speak on "Man Must Live with Oth-
Graduate Students Specializing in ers," last of series on Religion and
Education, for the Master's Degree: Life.
The Advisory Inventory Test will be 7:30 p.m., Prof. Paul Muesche of
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12 a.m., in the high school auditorium "Proletarian Drama." Discussion and
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the test. It is required of those en-
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Living" by E. Stanley Jones.
5-6 p.m., Social Hour and tea.
6-7 p.m., Wesleyan Guild meet-
ing, Dr. Luther Purdom will speak
on "Finding One's Place."
Methodist Church: Morning wor-
ship at 10:30 a.m. Dr. William Har-
rison will preach on "Source and
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front of Lane Hall where cars will
take them to Silver Lake for swim-
ming, games and a picnic supper.
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them. All graduate students are cor-
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NIGHT EDITOR: HORACE W. GILMORE
A Prof ession?*. .
OVERHEARD on the campus the
other day was the question of a
young would-be teacher put to an old, experi-
"Is teaching really a profession?"
Those who have labored at teaching over a
period of years are quick to answer yes. More
in doubt are the conscientious, youthful teachers
who are experiencing the first agonies of in-
structing the young.
Th question demands a definition. What, then,
is a profession? Webster defines it as a calling
"not purely commercial, mechanical, agricultural,
or the like." By implication a calling that, fired
by the spirit of service and humanitarianism,
deals directly with human welfare, rather than
with the matter of physical and biological sur-
vival, is a profession.
"Yes," replied the older man. "Teaching is de-
cidedly a profession.
"I see in the ever-changing groups of young
people before me potentialities far beyond my
ability to understand or control. My every act,
my every word, must be chosen so that they
may be developed and not suppressed; so that
they may be aided in the creation of ideals, sound
judgments, a useful mode of life; so that their
talents and energies may not be misdirected into
"My life as a teacher is no longer my own. I
must merge it with that of those whose mind is
in the forming so that the future may look to the
schools as the fountainhead for its supremest
"The teacher deals' with human life, not dead
materials, and directs it so that it may grow
healthily, sturdily, usefully. Behind each suc-
cessful individual there has been an inspiring
teacher. Profits accruing can not be counted
in dollars and cents but in tangible, sometimes
intangible, human values. The real teacher is
not merely a clerk, a corrector of papers. He
wields the powers to reshape a world."
The young man thanked his elder and went his
way, mulling over new thoughts. He had been
foretold something that in time that other great
teacher-experience-would have taught him.
Band Clinic. .
T OMORROW, the second high
school band clinic, conducted by
the School of Music under the direction of Prof.
William D. Revelli, will be brought to a close,
In session for three weeks, the clinic has brought
more than 100 high school teachers, supervisors
and students from all parts of the state. to Ann
Excellent training for all who participated has
been provided by the clinic. Public school music
teachers not only have been able to get together
and discuss their respective difficulties, but they
have played in concert under the direction of
well-known conductors. Harold Bachmann, di-
rector of the University of Chicago band, Ralph
Rush, director of the Cleveland Heights High
School Bands and Professor Revelli are among
those who directed the band and the clinic.
The high school students present for the three
week session have also gained invaluable experi-
ence from associating with the conductors and
playing under them in their band and orchestra.
Last night the second public concert was given
by the clinic band and the Summer Session Band,
numbering together more than 175 musicians.
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To the Editor:
It is certainly a truism of long standing that
the University of Michigan is far more guilty of
the sins of omission than of any conceivable
positive misdemeanors it might be given to com-
mit. In an institution such as this where the
name and nature of education are so zealously
appraised there is at this time to be evinced one
of those gross instances of crass indifference
toward the serious consideration of a great mod-
ern art-an indifference which, while generated
by the desire of our educational system to realize
the true norm of culture and not to be taken in
by every whim to which less dignified institu-
tions such as the Family or the Lodge so easily
succumb, is in this case not only inexcusable, but
rather ridiculous. _ Now it is undeniable that this
institution should, on the whole and despite cer-
tain isolated instances of immaturity on the part
of both those in charge and the student body, be
commended for this effort to retain an awareness
of the mean. The importance of such awareness
cannot be emphasized too strongly, but on the
other hand it can signify little if the fact is
overlooked that any mean or norm is significant
only in relation to the ever changing forms of
social expression which constitute it; that while
in one sense at least it may be considered con-
stant, surely in another sense it is forever chang-
ing. The eternally changing bears always the
characteristic of the constant and this dual in-
terpretation of the nature and approach to the
mean of cultural activity should be forever pres4
ent nowhere so much as in the educational insti-
tutions of our land.
A short time ago there appeared in an obscure
section of a Detroit paper a notice, to wit, that
Columbia University has recently installed a
chair in the art of Motion Picture Composition
and Criticism that takes its place alongside the
chairs in Sanskrit, Chemistry, Philosophy, etc.
This is the first time, if we may believe the papers
in which a major American university has recog-
nized the art of motion picture production in a
serious academic way. A precedent has been set
by a university respected throughout the world:
our chief cause for grief here at Michigan is
that we were not privileged due to heaven-knows-
what sort of prejudice, to be the first to be
honored by such an installation. That which we
have done for the advancement of a sincere
and systematic consideration of motion pictures
is even more to our shame if not wholly analo-
gous to the popular treatment of any other great
art or science in the yellow journals of amuse-
ment or intrigue. Though at the mercy of a num-
ber of gibes let us ask: Is it not shocking that the
one public institution of universal importance
that is wealthy enough to make it possible for
students to examine the technical problems of
motion picture construction as it is performed in
the world's greatest studios should, with one re-
cent exception, completely ignore that art save
for brief literary comments here and there which
generally contain no more real value than does
the time of those who trouble to formulate
them. To what distant maturity must the cin-
ema aspire before we in the high places of learn-
ing may consider it as worthy of systematic
study? What kind of influence is it supposed to
exert before we are privileged to break away
from the consideration of its moral and social
aspects and study it as an art as one would study
canon and fugue to understand better the art
of muse? There have been enough cases of sheer
beauty in motion pictures in the past five years
forming a number of five star productions from
'All Quiet on the Western Front' right down to
the recent masterpiece 'Night Must Fall' to jus-
tify the installation of as many courses in this
subject as are offered in, say, the School of
Music or Architecture.
Expression begins with the mastery of technic.
Certainly one cannot write Greek prose until he
knows the Greek language. Well, what in the
world could be more honorable for the Univer-
sity of Michigan than to follow the example of
Columbia and bring to the students' doorstep
the principles of motion picture making, thereby
making our lives the richer for one more lively
art brought home. Who knows, through this dif-
fusion of a basic rather than literary knowledge
there might be brought about a higher standard
fects. typical to first novels, but possesses at the
same time a quality of depth quite unusual in
beginning authors. This seems particularly strik-
ing in view of the fact that the author is a man
and his story is told through the eyes and mind
of a woman.
The story is a "Seventh Heaven" modernized
with Freud and Marx, a combination of the
standard idyll-of-the-big-city with abnormal
psychology and the class struggle. The girl, at 22,
has been in a mental hospital for seven years
suffering from apparently incurable circular in-
sanity, the result of the violent death of her
brother at a time when her Oedipus complex had
just been transferred to the latter from her
father. She resolves at last to escape from the
hospital, a plan tacitly approved by the director
who has little other hope of effecting a. remis-
sion. Reaching New York under an assumed
name, she is on the point of succumbing to the
terrific physical strain of her vain hunt when in
comes St. George in the person of Johnny Kohler,
a machinest (deus ex machinist!), who takes her
home with him. She soon falls in love with her
savior, but it's really all right because he doesn't
sleep with her the first two nights. Of course the
point is that love accomplishes the cure of her
manic-depressive cycle, but quite a bit more is
worked into the story.
Mr. Brand has an interesting way of describing,
certain incidents by leaving as much to the read-
er's imagination as possible. For example in one
place where she goes to look for work, Harriet,
the name the girl has taken, is asked by the
employer if she would "appreciate a favor." She
asks what he means, and the author closes the
incident abruptly with: "He explained." Natural-
ly, Harriet is too good a girl to stoop to that sort
of thing, though.
The description of the girl's life at home in
Kohler's flat and at work in a hole-in-the-wall
dress factory is done with admirable economy.
The picture of the squalor and suffering is just
sketched in, with no wasted gestures of either
irony or pity. One incident in particular stands
out as a concentration of the suppressed horror
of the great city: an Italian workman, who lives
on the floor above, owns a dog. Once he goes
out for a short time and leaves the animal
tied in the court yard. Someone complains to the
police, who take care of the matter in the usual
efficient manner, and when the Italian returns h
finds his dog dead. The unadorned brevity of
this little episode renders it sublime. Without
ever even hinting broadly, the writer brings out
the deep attachment of the man for his dog, and
when the beast is shot the whole multitude of
"minor tragedies" of the life of the poor suddenly
become very real.
Of course a good part of the book is not par-
ticularly original-a rehash of "Sister Carrie,"
and similar novels, but it never is actually boring.
A really brilliant insight into life and stream-of-
consciousness in a sanatarium in the first 60 or
so pages is by no means the least meritorious sec-
tion. Altogether, the novel doesn't maintain
" continuity in as polished a manner as might have
been expected of a more experienced author, and
foreshadowing is not always too subtle, but the
story is of the category usually described as com-
pelling, and written with a talent for maximum
effect from minimum detail that makes it a
rather auspicious beginning for a starter-oter.
By TOM McCANN
One of the best tunes of the season is "Who'll
Be The One This Summer?" which you can
find recorded by Tommy Dorsey and the Clam-
bake Seven. The recording of this swell tune is
typical "jamming" but it has a trumpet chorus
that is one of the best things we ever heard on
wax. Edythe Wright, Mr. Dorsey's trombonemand
probably the trumpet of Bunny Berigan make
this a . . . well, what we're trying to say is that
you're going to like this thing.
, ** *. 1.
It's almost a year old now, bit if you haven't
heard Benny Goodman's "Swingtime in The
Rockies" you'd better dig it up. A good edu-
cation in swing is not complete without it.
* ' *
So Rare and Dancing Under the Stars-Here
are two great tunes done by a great band (Gus
Arnheim's) which means simply that this is a
pretty fair recording. (Brunswick 7919).
Congo and My Gal Mezzanine-Typical wild
orgy stuff done a la drunken brawl. Cab Callo-
way and orchestra in two of its first and worst
efforts for the Irving Mills organization. (Variety
* * *, *
Mary Had a Little Lamb and Goodnight Ladies
-These recordings come in Brunswick's album,
"Twenty Minutes With Andre Kostelanetz." We
liked the novel treatment of the two mentioned,
but the other four sides are tangoes and rhum-
bas, which we didn't, like because they were
tangoes and rhumbas. (Brunswick 7873).
* * V *
Hot Lips and Bells of Saint Mary's-You'll like
Horace Heidt's three trumpeters in "Hot Lips,"
but the other side reminded us of that concert
given on the carillon last year after which three
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Monday at 7:15 p.m.
Summer Session Chorus: ReportI
Sunday at 7:15 p.m., Library Steps.
Scoend University Vesper Service
to be held on the Library Terrace on
Sunday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. The
Rev. R. Edward Sayles will give the
address. Music to be directed by
Prof. David E. Mattern.
Student Fellowship Meeting: There
will be an Episcopal Student Fel-
lowship meeting Sunday, July 25.
Cars will leave the St. Andrew's
Church, 306 N .Division St., at 5 p.m.
Bring swimming suits.
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church:
Services of worship Sunday, July 25
8 a.m., Holy Communion, 11 a.m.,
morning prayer and sermon by The
Rev. Henry Lewis.
New Intermediate Dancing Class:
There has been a request on the part
of many students for a new series of
intermediate dancing classes. In re-
sponse to this request it has been de-
cided to have such a series. The firstI
class will meet Monday evening, July
26, at 7:30 p.m. in the League ball-
room. The class will continue to
meet on Monday and Wednesday eve-
nings for three weeks. The charge is
$1.50 for the six lessons. All students
who are interested are invited to
This class should not be confused
with the present intermediate danc-
tinn xane n ven: b. ervies
will be held at 9:15 a.m. with sermon
by Rev. Henry Yoder on "Knowing
and then Doing."
The Lutheran Student Meeting
will be held this Sunday evening at
the home of Rev. and Mrs. E. C.
Stellhorn at 6 p.m. The discussion
will center on the topic "What
should be the attitude of the Church
on Current Problems." All Luther-
an students and their friends are in-
vited. A light lunch will be served..
Stalker Hall: 9:30 a.m., Student
class with Prof. G. E. Carrothers. We
will consider the book "Victorious
. Trinity TmthPr-an Phnrrh" gnrvivPc
will be at the Michigan League and
not the University Elementary School
Library, as previously announced.
Piano Recital: Ellen Nelson, Cole-
ridge, Neb., pupil of Prof. Joseph
Brinkman, will give a piano gradua-
tion rocital in partial fulfillment of
the requirements for a master of mu-
sic degree, Monday evening, July 26,
at 8:30 p.m., in the School of Music
Deutscher Verein: There will be a
picnic Monday at 5 p.m. Everybody
interested is requested to register at
the German Table or in the office of
the German Department, 204 U.H.,
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of the surest ways to injure eyesight.
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