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The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily 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.
Roosevelt Draws.
First Blood...
T HE FIRST FRUITS of the Roosevelt
swing through the South and West
arrived yesterday in the form of a clean sweep
bf the Oklahoma Democratic primaries by New
Deal candidates. Senator Elmer Thomas, whose
excellent record as a Senate liberal includes work
on the LaFollette Civil Liberties Committee, was
renominated by a margin of over 40,000, in spite
of the fact that another New Dealer, Governor
Marland, was also in the race, thus splitting the
liberal vote.
Rep. Gomer Smith, anti-New Dealer who was
defeated in the Senatorial race, was replaced by
a liberal in the House primary. The other eight
representatives, all New Dealers, were renomin-
Up to the visit of President Roosevelt, Senator
Thomas' chances were considered uncertain by
most political observers, leading to the conclu-
sion that the President's aid was the decisive fac-
tor in the contest. In any case, the issue before
the people of (Oklahoma was a clear-cut one of
liberal versus conservative, and their answer was
Perhaps the most satisfactory part of the elec-
tion, however, to liberals, was the defeat of Al-
falfa Bill Murray, former governor and anti-New
Dealer, in the gubernatorial primary. Murray,
a one-time favorite son of Oklahoma in presi-
dential primaries, ran third behind two New
Deal candidates. His defeat can be attributed
directly to the Roosevelt disapprobation ex-
pressed in the already famous quip about the
"candidate for office in the Democratic primary
who is nationally known as a Republican." The
President here referred to the 1936 presidential
campaign, in which Alfalfa Bill took a walk with
Al Smith and supported Governor Landon.
This victory in the first of the "intervention"
primaries may serve to strengthen the Presi-
dent's determination to take a hand in other
elections in southern states following his fishing
trip in the Gulf.
-Joseph Gies

'Let There
Be Light'...
MR. HEYWOOD BROUN, in his col-
umn in yesterday's Daily, said a word
for Thomas Mann's latest book, "The Coming
Victory of Democracy," and in the course of his
column touched on a subject of primary interest
and importance to anyone who has ever written
Every author, whether he is a poet, essayist,
novelist, reviewer, or what have you, has at some
time been confronted with the question of so-
called obscenity. The question he asks himself
might be "Will this particular reference to sex,
to morals, to religion, or to the less inspirational
aspects of life offend too many people? Is it a
vital, real part of the problem I'm writing about,
and, as such, necessary?"
For the problem of whether to tell the truth or
the whole truth resolves itself into a question of

things." Correct, absolutely correct. That is just
the attitude a great many people had about say-
ing anything about venereal disease until several
years ago. See no evil, hear no evil and speak no
evil,. and keep the shades down on your own
ivory tower.
-Harry L. Sonneborn
An Auspicious
Band Season...
HE THIRD Michigan High School
Band Clinic has launched its season
of activity with the encouraging announcement
by its director, Prof. William D. Revilli, that it is
the most expert and proficient group since the
clinic's organization.
This fact is of no little significance when
weighed against the very successful season en-
joyed by the clinic last summer when over 100
high school music instructors and directors were
drawn to Ann Arbor to participate in the public
concerts and recitals.
The purpose of the band clinic is to enable su-
perior high school student-musicians to assem-
ble and perfect their skills in concert, ensemble
and solo playing in a pleasant University atmos-
phere. Guest conductors of nation-wide reknown
are invited to direct the public recitals, thus en-
abling the students to meet and gain the ad-
vantages of association with the outstanding
professional men.
Among the guest directors for this present sea-
son will be Victor J. Grabel, Gerald Prescott, Rus-
sel Howland, Clifford P. Lillys and David Mat-
tern. Combined with the great amount of ability
on the part of the players, the direction of these
men should make the 1938 season one of. parti-
cular brilliance.
Professor Revelli and the members of the band
clinic are to be congra'ulated for helping to raise
the standards of band playing in the State's
high schools, an activity which is foremost
among the cultural pursuits of the modern se-
condary school.
-Ben M. Marino
The E;;ditor
Gets Told ..
You're Welcome, Governor
State Executive Office
Lansing, Michigan
To The Editor:
I am grateful for your thoughtfulness in send-
ing me The Michigan Daily's editorial concern-
ing the State Planning Commission (Tuesday,
June 28_).
I sincerely appreciate the sound liberalism of
the Daily and I hope that it will. continue to
maintain such an attitude so that it may be help-
ful to the students in obtaining a fair perspective
of present-day events and social trends.
With best wishes,
More Courtesy, Pease
To the Editor:
Not coming from a community wherein the
totaltarian heel of authority and insolence at-
tempts to crush the democratic spirit of a dy-
namic spirited taxpayer, I have been very puz-
zled at the extreme discourteous and domineering
attitude as exemplified by the authority soaked
campus guards.
After driving some 500 miles with my family,
tired, and longing for a place to call home for
a few weeks, I drove into the parking area back
of Angell Hall to park for a few minutes while
I looked over the list of available furnished
homes to rent. I no sooner parked, than a hard
boiled guard oozing with authority and a divine
desire to display it, bellowed forth the command,
"Get that car out of there." This fellow does

not know what the word courteous means, much
less how to use a courteous voice especially as an
employe of thetstate. (In other words I am pay-
ing him to act like that). I could have and
would have dismissed the entire incident but for
what occured at Hill Auditorium Sunday.
Arriving a minute late, we were quite natural-
ly not expecting admittance until the comple-
tion of the first selection. The guard, however,
informed us that we could find immediate ad-
mission from the balcony floor. Whereupon, we
rushed the stairs in anticipation of hearing the
first number and as we approached the landing
L spied a door and my family followed. As I
partially opened the door a fog horned voice re-
verberated throughout the length ands breadth of
the spacious halls, "Hay, there, YOU, get out of
there." My two frightened daughters rushed up
close back of me for protection and trembled in
fear as the guard, red with rage, approached
and slammed the door in front of us. The vol-
ume of his command and utter lack of a cour-
teous disposition completely weakened my posi-
tion as a civilized being and a desire to revert
to the animal embraced me for the moment. My,
what a feeling of exaltation and supreme ex-
hilaration I would have had from planting a nice
sweet right-cross on the central and anterior
part of his jaw. I recovered, however, quickly
and quietly to normalcy without any evidence
of being disturbed by the actions of this sot.
After the concert my daughters and wife
wanted to see the collection of old instruments
located in the balcony foyer. Numerous other
people had the same idea but another one of
these autocratic guards turned out the lights
above us and yelled out, "Everybody get out." As
if to say, "Clear out you bums and punks. I aot

1-leywood Broun
One of the most familiar charges against
Franklin D. Roosevelt is the assertion that he is a
breaker of precedents. He has knocked down a
few, I hope, but on the whole his activities in
this direction are very much
exaggerated. It just so hap-
pens that America is a land
of short memories.
And, in addition to forget-
ting, there is a national ten-
dency to remember things
askew. Lindbergh, of course,
was not the first man to fly
the Atlantic, but just try
t the question on your friends
and note the margin of error. The mortality of
facts in politics is appalling. For instance, if
Mr. Roosevelt indicates a willingness tg accept
a nomination for a third term it will be said in
many quarters that he has violated all American
It is true, to be sure. that T.R. sought "a sec-
ond elective term" and that an interval elapsed
before he put in his order for a third cup of
coffee. His bid was rejected, but there is sn'all
evidence that the third term factor played any
very vital part in the result .
The popular impression in regard to Calvin
Coolidge seems to me inaccurate. The average
citizen believes now that Calvin Coolidge defi-
nitely eliminated himself as a candidate for a
third term. But many Washington observers are
'of the opinion that the canny New Englander
had no such intention when he said, "I do not
choose to run."
* *
1940's A Long Way Off
It is possible to argue that Mr. Coolidge merely
meant, "Come on and chase me." Certainly
there is small foundation for the thory that
Franklin D. Roosevelt is violating any canon of
American political practice by failing to re-
nounce every possibility o renomination long in
advance of the 1940 convention. This is not the
custom, and there is soundness in delaying any
uch statement, even if it is eventually to be de.-
Like every other President, Franklin D. Roose-
velt is eager to see the Democrats nominate some-
one who will support those policies which he
himself has initiated. That desire, I think, can
be placed under the broad caption of. "human
nature." Mr. Roosevelt's best chance of success
in this ambition is to retain for himself the role
of triple-threat man. His opponents cannot
charge in upon him as long as they remain in
doubt as to whether he intends to pass or kick
or run.
Many well-informed persons think that the
President sincerely desires to flip the ball to some
associate in the end zone. But he may be balked
in this plan. His opponents know that if a pass
comes it will not be to the right, and so the de-
fense can concentrate in the assurance that the
heave will be to the left or down the center alley.
But the student of football and national politics
must consider the contingency that a situation
may arise where a pass is not possible.
No Penalty For Roughing
Let us assume that Garner, McNutt, Wheeler,
Byrd and several others break through. There
is also the distinct chance that every eligible
receiver will be covered by the opposition. What
is a good quarterback or a good politician going
to do in those circumstances? And it is well to
remember that in politics there is no penalty for
roughing the passer.
I do not think that in such a crisis a good poli-
tician or a good quarterback will be content to
let the other side smear him in his track. Rather,
he will fake .a pass and then tuck the ball under
his arm and run.
Thus, through a curious irony, those Demo-
crats of the right wing who are attempting to
hurry the passer ai'e contributing very largely to

the possibility that he may run. A man may be
persuaded if his associates say, "You have done
a magnificent job, and now you have the right
to seek retirement." On the other hand, he is
likely to step down willingly' if he is told that
he should slink out and admit making a mess
of things. That, too, is "human nature."
If the critics of Mr. Roosevelt continue to
crowd him, I think he will run again. I hope they
continue, because it is my belief that he can re-
verse his field, smash through the secondaries of
reaction and sweep across the goal line to score
the winning touchdown.
As Others See It
Some Common Words
Most people would say that the NBC expert
on spelling did not use very familiar words in the
test that flunked out ten school teachers in
twenty minutes. One-half of the list ran as fol-
lows: Phosphorous, emollient, emolument,
anonymity, reciprocity, oleaginous, contumac-
ious, querist, verdigris, lachrymose, herbivorous,
ocarina, occipital, grotesqueries, recalcitrance.
But, as a matter of fact, all these words were
no doubt discovered by the director of the spell-
ing bee in a single sentence in the news of the
day. It would be approximately as follows:
"The contumacious Democratic members of
Congress who persisted in their recalcitrance de-
spite the oleaginous, emollient, and at time al-
most lachrymose notes on the ocarina sounded
by White House spokesmen whose anonymity no

FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1938 d
VOL. XLVIII. No. 16g
Students, College of Engineering:
Saturday, July 16, will be the final,
day for dropping a course in the
Summer Session without record. r
Courses may be dropped only with the
permission of the classifier after con-
ference with the instructor in ther
Graduate Students: Without good
and sufficient reason courses may not
be elected for credit after Tuesday,
July 19; courses dropped after same
date will appear on the students' rec-
ord as dropped. Dean
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. To-
night at 8:30, "The Shoemakers' Holi-
day" with Whitford Kane and Hiram
Sherman from the original Mercury
Theatre production. Box office open
all day, phone 6300.
Professor Frank Knight, University;
of Chicago, will speak at 4:30 p.m. to-
day in the Lecture Harl of the Rack-
ham Building. His topic is "Economic
and Religious Individualism in Ren-'
aissance Political Thought."
Negro Students: The members of
Smith League House II., 1102 E.
Ann St. will be "at home" to all Ne-
gro students on Friday evening, July
15, from 8 to 10 o'clock.
Niagara Falls Excursion. Bus will
leave from Angell Hall this afternoon,
at 3:30 p.m. (not 5:30 as previously
Seminar on The Bible, 12:15, Mich-
igan Union. Prof. James Moffat of
the Union Theological Seminary will
speak today upon "English Transla-
tion of the Bible."
Conference on Religion, 3 p.m.,
Michigan Union. The Rev. Edwin Wil-
son of the American Unitarian So-
ciety, will lead a panel discussion to-
day on "The Church as a Community
Special Phi Delta Kappa dinner
meeting will be held Saturday, July
16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Michigan
Union. Dr. Erich Hylla, a former
minister of education in Germany,
now professor of education at Cornell
University will speak. Tickets are 85
cents and reservations may be made
with Dr. Schorling's secretary, 2442
UES or by calling Robert Carson, Tel.
4045. Wives and friends invited.
Engineering Mechanics Special Lec-
ture: Dr. J. N. Goodier of the Ontario
Research Foundation will lecture to-

day at 3 p.m. in Room 311 West En- in the Mcihigan League at 5 p.m.,
gineering Building on "Thermal ISunday, July 17. All Christian stu-

Phi Delta Kappa. The business
meeting announced for tonight in the
Program of Activities of the School of K
Education is postponed to Monday
night July 18. The time is 7:30 p.m.
The place is the Michigan Union. All
members are urged to be present since
several matters of importance must
be passed on. Two new officers will
be elected.
The Tuesday luncheon will be held
at the usual time and place. Dr. J.
Cecil Parker will be the speaker.
Beta Eta Chapter of The Alpha,
Kappa Alpha Sorority invites. thet
members of visiting chapters tota
"Get Acquainted" tea, Saturday, July
16, from 3 to 5 at 135 Adams Ave. ;
The Graduate Outing Club will meet
at Lane Hall on Sunday, Julym17,
at 2:30 p.m. to go to Silver Lake for
a swim, baseball, and a picnic. Come
and bring your friends.
"Apparently Supernormal Informa-
tion" will be the title of a lecture by
Dr. John F. Thomas and Mr. C. T.
Andersen of the Detroit Board'of
Education, Monday, July 18, at 8 p.m.I
in the Natural Science Auditorium.
This lecture is under the auspices of
the Parapsychology Club.
Meeting of the Kingfish Club, Mon-
day, July 18, Room 126, Michigan
Union. Speaker, movies. All male
members of the Music School are in-
vited to attend.
Grand Rapids Picnic, Hamburg Fry
at Dexter Park, Tuesday, July 19, 6
p.m. Everyone from Grand Rapids
invited. Ask any Grand Rapids stu-
dent for particulars.
Education Students Interested in
the Ed.D. A short meeting of those
interested in the Ed.D. degree in edu-
cation will be held at 5:10 p.m., Tues-
day, July 19, in the East Conference
Room on the third floor of the Rack-
ham Building.
Colleges of Literature, Science, and
the Arts, and Architecture; Schools of,
Education, Forestry and Music: Sum-
mer Session students wishing a tran-
script of this summer's work only
should file a request in Room 4, U.H.
several days before leaving Ann Ar-
bor. Failure to file this request will
result in a needless delay of several
The Christian Student Prayer
Group will hold its regular meeting

dents are cordially invited.
Mail is being held in the Summer
Session office for the following peo-
Mr. Houston Brice, Jr.
Robert.A. Brown
Mr. Geo. Dietrich
V. B. Emerson
Mr. H. G. Flournoy
Mr. O. V. Hausechildt
Mr. F. M. Liimatamen
Mr. Eugene Meaux
Mr. J. William Mills
Miss Jeannette Skidmore
The Bureau has received notice of
the following Civil Service Examina-
State Coordinator of Apprentice
Training IV.: Temporary Entrance
Salary will be $300 per month; Ap-
plications must ht postmarked before
midnight July 20, 1938; Michigan
Civil Service.
United States :
Home Extension Agent, $.600 a
year; Junior Home Extension Agent;
$1,800 a year; Indian Field Servi\e,
Department of the Interior.
Junior Blueprint Operator, $1,440 a
year; Under Blueprint Operator, $1,-
260 a yeair; Junior Photostat Operat-
or, $1,440 a year; Under Photostat
Operator, $1,260 a year.
For further information, pelase call
at the office, 201 Mason Hall. Office
Hours: 9-12 and 2-4.
University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Infor-
Vesper Service: The Second Sum-
mer Session Vesper Services will be
held on the Library Terrace, Sun-
day evening, July 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Kenneth W. Morgan, Director,
The morning service of worship will
be held at 10:45. The sermon by Dr.
Leonard A. Parr will be on the theme'
"What Would You Ask the Sphinx?"
The following is the service of music:
Anthem by chorus choir, "The Lord
is Exalted," West.
Solo, "These Are They" (Gaul's
"Holy City"). Mrs. Grace Johnson
Organ selections by Miss Mary
Adagio, VI Symphony, Widor.
Church Worship Services will be
held in Zion Lutheran Church at
10:30 with sermon by the pastor, Rev.
E. C. Stellhorn. Trinity Lutheran
Church will hold worship services at
10:30. The sermon "Adventurous
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