THE MICHII GAN DAILY
FRIDAY, JULY 8,
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NIGHT EDITOR: ELLIOT MARANISS
E The editorials published in The Michigan
aily are written by members of the Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
It is important for society to avoid the
neglect of adults, but positively dangerous
for it to thwart the ambition of youth to
reform the world. Only the schools which
act on this belief are educational institu-
tions in the best meaning of the term.
-Alexander G. Ruthven.
HoHum o. 1:
The New Road Surface . .0'.
HE DAILY has been bombarded dur-
ing the past few days with queries
kbout and objections to the stones which are be-
ig thrown about by the cars and the under-layer
of'sticky asphalt which impedes the swift pedes-
trian on the streets around the campus'.
The Daily has investigated the situation.
It was found, after a thorough probe into the
problem'now facing the campus, that things are
not so bad. The coating being laid on the streets
around the campus is'a sealing coat of protective
asphalt. The theory is that the stones will set
securely in the asphalt and provide a better road,
in a few days, if the sun relents, or a week, if the
sun is too persistent- in spreading its otherwise
In addition, although inconvenience is caused
during the "settling" period, the process of
"sealing" -the streets being used here is one of
the more inexpensive methods, and is being done
entirely with city funds, the University paying
nothing directly toward the upkeep of the streets
around the campus. Here, the "town" and "gown"
get a lng.n
Therefore, to the women who have had to pick
the stones and wash the asphalt from between
their toes, we suggest shoes which cover the toes
for a few days, even if fashion decrees other-
wise. To the men, and some women, who have
had to take off their shoes to remove the stones
and hot, sticky asphalt which accumulated about
and filtered in the open spots in the soles, we
suggest that paper (not The Daily) be inserted
in the shoes to bridge the gap in the soles for
a few days-we have found this system effective
ourselves, if the paper is replaced every morning.
To those who have been victims of the stones
hurled by the passing cars, we suggest that you
adopt the defeatest attitude, for a few days, and
stand at a distance from the road, until all is
Thus, everything will be OK, in a few days.
'he NEC And
THE RECENT CREATION of the Na-
tional Economic Council to "make a
full and complete study and investigation .
of the concentration of economic power and
financial control over production and distribution
of goods and services, the causes of such concen-
tration and control and their effects upon com-
petition," marks one of the nation's most sig-
nificant government inquiries.
The inquiry, sponsored by Rep. O'Mahoney of
Wyoming, is significant not only because it rep-
resents the next move in the Administration
policy of extending governmental control, but be-
cause it indicates a return to the original govern-
mental policy of business control inaugurated in
Under the provisions of the Sherman Anti-
Trust Act of that date and the Clayton Anti-
Trust Law of 1914. the government attempted to !
man of the capitalistic economy-the codes of
NIRA provided for a measure of government-
fostered monopoly in various fields of business.
The collapse of the NRA has been followed
by a reversion, which is cearly indicated today
in the NEC and anti-trust prosecutions, to the
original policy of preserving competition. The
prosecutions of the Ford, General Motors and
Chrysler corporations for violation of anti-trust
regulations in regard to auto-financing methods
indicates the trend.
Today the creation of the NEC makes the trend
all the imore pronounced. Composed of three
senators, three representatives, an expert each
from the Treasury, Justice, Labor and Commerce
cdepartments and one each from the Federal
Trade Commission and the Securties Exchange
Commission, the Council promises to conduct one
of the most searching business investigations
ever undertaken by the government.
Japan's Peace Offer
And The B~oycott *
WITH A YEAR'S COSTLY military op-
erations in China still far short of
bringing to Japan the conquest she set out upon
last summer, the invaders have drafted what may
be considered preliminary terms of peace on
which they will consent to the termination of the
war. The plan, according to reports, emanates
directly from the Peiping provisional government,
a tool of the Japanese army. It calls for a di-
vision of China into five autonomous units unq41
separate governments, three of them under Jap-
anese cortrol, the other two to be awarded to the
present legitimate government of China and a
"combination of Kwangtung-Kwangsi provincial
In order to gain Europear support for the plan,
Germany, Great Britain and France would be
guaranteed spheres of interest corresponding
roughly to their present or former spheres in
With the present existing military situation, in
which the Chinese are carying on in a successful
guerilla war behind the Japanese lines while the
main Jap offensives have been checked by floods
and Chinese regular army resistance, it isiardly
likely that Chiang-Kai-Shek will give considera-
tion to any peace offer based on the Peiping
draft. The Japanese are by no means, as numer-
ous writers have testified, in full control of the
areas their armies have overrun, while Chinese
powers of resistance do not appear to have been
notably reduced. The burden of the war, it is
true, falls on the Chinese population, which has
made immense sacrifices, but which has shown
itself to be still united behind Chiang-Kai-Shek
against the invaders. Eventually, the capacity
for suffering of the Chinese people will probably
be measured against the financial state of the
Japanese government to determine the final
outcome of the war.
Americans, sympathetic to the Chinese people,
can contribute to the economic paralysis of
Japan by refusing to buy Japanese products. A
decline of serious proportions in the American
market for Japanese silk and other goods has
taken place during the past year and has mater-
ially aided in the financial embarrassment of
the Tokyo regime.
Every dollar used to purchase Japanese goods
helps buy bombs for the civilian population of
Shanghai and other Chinese cities which have
become the objects of systematic Japanese ter-
rorization from the air, terrorization organized
in an effort to break the national morale of a
people which will not submit to force of arms.
The publication of the Peiping peace proposals,
as the enemy's war aims, will probably have the
effect of strengthening the Chinese will to resist.
But China needs every assistance a friendly pop-
ulation can give it. A steady stream of AmericaX
contributions is crossing the Pacific for Chinese
medical aid. It hardly seems consistent that an-
other steady stream should be crossing parallel
to it to feed the military machine that makes the
medical aid necessary.
T he editor
The Rackham School Again
To the Editor:
Mr. Don C. Cozadd, who so feelingly held forth
on "Gilt-Edged Education" a few days ago, is to
be commended for his pride in the high prin-
ciples that our University professes, and in those
physical symbols of her prestige that he pointed
out, such as the Main Library, the buildings for
athletic activities, etc.
He might even be commended for his tirade on
that object of controversy which strikes a
"BRASS NOTE" in the dignity of the campus-
the Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
Mr. Cozadd apparently is concerned with pit-
ting the Rackham building against the law
School and Angel Hall, which, he says, are ar-
chitecturally beautiful because "they do not go
beyond the bounds of propriety, of good taste,"
or against the Library which is beautiful "be-
cause its design is founded on good taste."
Let us accept these vague ana innocuous terms
"good taste" and "propriety" for the moment as
of sufficient significance to afford common
ground- for argument.
If the Rackham building is inappropriate and
in bad taste because of "its 'imported Mall,"
transplanted classic mode, Pompeian ornament,
and pompous bric-a-brac, how can the Greek
temple front and factory interior that isrAngell
Hall be considered appropriate as an administra-.
Many hold that the son of a President of the
United States should not be in the insurance
business. But it is held also that a son-in-law
should not be in the newspaper business and that
radio and aviation are pur-
suits which ought to be
barred to the close relations
# . of a Chief Executive.
And so I mildly ask:
"What have you?" BeforeJ
James Roosevelt began sell-
' ing policies he was studying
to be a lawyer. The law is
an honorable profession, but
if young Roosevelt had been
admitted to the Bar and had begun practice he
would hardly have been immune to criticism.
It would have been said that clients came to him
in the hope that the prestige of his kinship to
the White House had tempted litigants to seek
out his services. There are barristers, some of
them highly respected, who cannot quite shake
off the aura of glory which surrounds them be-
cause of some distinguished relative.
And so before any general condemnation sets
in I think it might be well for critics to suggest
a way out and draw up a list of occupations for
Presidential relatives which might be agreed
upon as above all possible reproach.
Closing All Avenues
This is not an easy task. I have suggested that
certain avenues of effort already seem' to be
closed or closing on account of popular clamor.
Perhaps teaching or the ministry would be ac-
ceptabl.e, but even then I fear the charge might
be brought that parental influence had been
responsible for the relative's obtaining the pulpit
or the chair. Indeed, I think- that if James had
undertaken to make a living by selling subscrip-
tions to the Saturday Evening Post the captious
would have held that he was seeking to dazzle
the potential customers by flaunting the name
and fame of Roosevelt.
I am quite ready to agree that insurance is
likely to be one of the most embarrassing fields
for a young man with strong political connec-
tions. But I do maintain that perfect behavior is
It may be that the point in the mind of the
critics is not so much the occupation as the in-
come. If James Roosevelt had plugged along
making $5,000 a year as an insurance broker I
assume that he would not have been taken up in
the magazines or the newspaper editorials. But
I am curious to know the precise income bracket
at which "impropriety" enters in. Does the job
become all wrong at $7,000 or at $70,000?
Surely, an additional burden is placed upon
a young man beginning a career if he should be
constrained to say to himself, "I must be careful
not to do too well at this job or it will be used
against my father, the President."
* * *
Son Of The Old Man
I have known a number of young men who
happened to have some famous, or moderately
famous men as fathers. Some didn't object to
this circumstance. They felt that if it helped
them to a start, that was all to the good. Others
resented the situation. They wished to be
wholly on their own. It maddened them when
anybody, even though he bore gifts, remarked,
"So youre the son of John Doe! Going to follow
in your daddy's footsteps, I suppose?"
But it has been my experience that even those
who regarded the distinguished parents as an
old man of the sea had no great luck in stepping
out from under.
Neither piety nor wit can altogether wipe out
the fact of paternity. There is a screen actor who
will be known even at the age of 85 as "Young
Douglas Fairbanks," and the younger Dumas
could not escape being set down as "Dumas, fils,"
even though "Camille" is probably better known
today than anything to which "Dumas, pere,"
Accordingly, I =think that there should be a
somewhat more rounded consideration of the
case of James Roosevelt before all the blood-
hounds are loosed. He is at present in a hos-
pital, and the short statement which he made
from there should suffice for the moment. I
hope that later he will be heard from at greater
length. I think he has that right.
Law Quad was erected, the reaction was the
same, only more so. When at last this supreme
symbol in vicarious prestige unveiled her vulgar
display, the Regents blessed her and again asked
the people to bow down. It is encouraging to
note how many refuse to accept it.
-R. C. Mays and G. H. Hayes
P.S. To A Review
In my review of Brother Rat ini yesterday's
Daily, the impression was given that although
certain performers were entitled to special praise,
I was too timid or too ungenerous to make the
citations. Those whom I had singled out for
such praise (as your waste-basket knows) were
Messers Maxwell, Baer, Stevenson, and Austin;
and Miss Schaefer. When you cut the last
paragraph from my review you not only left me
hanging in the air, but you made me look like
a mean and ungrateful theatre-goer. I hereby
A wholly irrelevant matter (which was not
included in the cut portion) occurs to me at
the moment : Mr. Baer, in a baseball cap, is the
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
iublication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the University.
Copy received at the office of the Summer Session until 3:30; 11:00 am Saturday
until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 1938 Physical Education: There will be a July 11 from two to three. The
VOL. XLVIII. No. 10 swim in the intramural pool at six Committee will act on loans for fall
o'clock on Friday, July 8 to be fol- at that time. Applications must be
Science, And The Arts. lowed by a buffet supper for graduate, filed in Room 2 not later than July
No course may be elected for credit and undergraduate women majoring 10.
after the end of the second week. in physical education. A fee of 35
Saturday, July 9th, is therefore the cents will be charged. Reservations Graduate Students in Mathematics
last date on which new elections may may be made in Room 15, Barbour are cordially invited to a tea to be
beapproved. The willingness ofas Gymnasium. given by the members of the De-
individual instructor to admit a stu-
dent later would not affect the oper- partment of Mathematics in the gar-
dtionf thi r ulde.t-Chemistry Lecture: Dr. J. W. Cook den of the Michigan League on Mon-
ation of this rule. of the Research Institute of the Roy- day, July 11, from 4 to 6 p.m.
ShlfEcinC neo al Cancer Hospital of London, Eng-
School of Education, Changes of land, will lecture on "Cancer-Produc- Women Students: There will be
Elections: (Undergraduate). ing Compounds and their Chemical tournaments in badminton, tennis,
No course may be elected fFr credit Relationships" at 4:15 on Friday, and golf open to all women students
after Saturday, July 9; no course July 8, in Room 165 Chemistry Bldg. on campus. Register at the Wom-
may be dropped without penalty af- en's Athletic Building by noon Mon-
ter Saturday, July 23. Any changes "The Chinese Renaissance in Lan- day, July 11.
of elections of students enrolled in guge and Education" is the subject
this. school must be reported at the of Dr. Hu Shih's lecture this after- Deutscher Verein reception: Stu-
Registrar's Office; Room 4, Univer- noon in the Main Auditorium of the dents of German and faculty mem-
sity Hall. Rackham Building at 4:30 p.m. bers interested are cordially invited
Membership in class does not cease to attend an informal reception of the
norbegin until all changes have been Excursion to Detroit Museum of Deutscher Verein at 8:15 p.m. in the
thus officially registered. Arrange- Fine Arts, Friday. July 8, at 1 p.m. Michigan League Ifilding, Grand
ments made with instructors are not Reservations in the Summer Session Rapids Room, Monday, July 11. Ger-
official changes. office. This trip is under the au- man songs, musical sole, readings,
spices of the Graduate Conference refreshments and opportumity for
Applicants for the Doctorate in Ed- on Renaissance Studies. German conversation.
ucation. Those who are planning to _____
make application for the Doctor of Students' Observatory in Angell There will be a meeting of the
Education Degree (Ed.D) in Educa- Hall will be open to visitors from 8 Southern Club on Monday, July 11,
tion will leave their names in Profes- m to 10 p.m. in front of the Horace Rack-
sor Woody's office, 4002 U.H.S. this ll be operating for guests. ham Graduate School Building. Or.
week. ganization of the club will be com-
The radateOutig Cub illpleted and activities for the summer
Teacher's Certificate Candidates dhe Graduate Outing olub willn t stes r
who expect to be recommended by meet at Lane Hall on Sunday, July urged to be presenth
the Faculty of the School of Educa- 10, at 2 p.m. to go to Silver Lake
tion at the close of the Summer Ses- for a swim and a picnic. Come and Michigan Dames. On Tuesday, July
sion are requested to call immediately get acquainted. 12, from 3:30 to 5:30 the Michigan
at the office of the Recorder of the 'Dames, an organization of student
School of Education, 1437 U.E.S., to Excursion No. 4. The Cranbrook wives and wives of internes, will hold
fill out application blanks for the Schools. Inspection of the five a tea at the League. A cordial invi-
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include School of Music students). tion, Bloomfield Hills, Christ Church, of the University to be present. Please
and the Carillon. Round trip by remember the time as no individual
Public Health Nursing Certificate: special bus. Reservations may be invitations willbe given.
Students expecting to receive the Cer- made in the office of the Summer
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the close of the Summer Session must Saturday morning, 8:30 a.m., re- people in the Summer Session Office:
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School of Education, 1437 U.E.S. J. E. Cadwell
-*The Christian Student Prayer Miss Agnes Clancy
Registration: Students are remind- Group will hold its regular meeting Margaret Cleland
ed that Friday is the last day to ob- at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 10, in the Mrs. William Jackson
tain blanks for enrolling with the Bu- Michigan League. The room is to be Mr. A. C. Jacobs
reau. This applies to both Teaching announced on the bulletin board. Mr. Robert M. Loomis
and .General Placement Divisions. Of- Christian students are cordially in- Mr. Henry McConnell
fice hours 9-12 and 2-4; 201 Mason vited-to attend. Mr. Eugene Meaux
Hall. -- Mr. Emmanuel Menatsoganian
University Bureau of Appoint- Prof. Preston W. Slosson of the de- s Ria Meers
ments and Occupational 'Infor- partment of History, will be the Miss Elizabeth Pieters
mation. speaker at the morningservice at the Mr. Dave Smythe
____FirtCCongregational Church, Sunday Mr. Warren Van Wyck.
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. To- at 10:45. The subject of Professor Mrs. Lillian K. Walker.
night at 8:30, "Brother Rat." Michi- Slosson's address will be "The Sin of .Summer Session students are ad-
gan Repertory Players. Box Office, Cynicism." vised to file a change of address card
phone 6300. Tenth Anniversary Sea- -_with the Post Office, in order to re-
son. Student Loans. There will be a ceive their mail without delay.
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Women Students majoring in Room 2, University Hall Monday, (Continued on Page 4)
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