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The editorials published in The Michigan
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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.
-Alexande G. Ruthven.
Takes The Count ---
TWO OF AMERICA'S foremost finan-
ciers appeared in the public prints
with red faces last week. Pierre A. DuPont and
John J. Raskob, whose names are fairly close to
being household words in America, were found
guilty by the United States Board of Tax Appeals
ofattemptingg to evade more than $1,600,000 of
income taxes on their 1929rincomes. The mills
of justice, it may be noted, grind slowly, 'ut they
grind on all six cylinders.
:.Mr. Raskob, it will be recalled, was chairman
of the Democratic National Committee and cam-
paign manager for Al Smith in 1928. Mr. DuPont
has been a large contributor to Republican cam-
paign funds. The two men were the chief god-
fathers of the Liberty League, which played so
prominent a part in the 1936 election.
* It is interesting to recall that the point of criti-
cism against the. Roosevelt Administration which
the Liberty League and Republican Party stressed
most in the campaign was "government inter-
ference with business." The latest example of
this deplorable tendency on the part of the gov-
ernment must be particularly annoying to citizens
of the calibre of Mr. DuPont and Mr.Raskob.
A PROGRESSIVE experiment in edu-
cation, the French House, enters its
third year as a regular feature of the University
In an atmosphere especially created to parallel
that of a real French home, more than 40 students
of French gather each evening to converse in
French, to become versed in French customs and
to learn to appreciate French food.
The relative merits of fornal classroom instruc-
tion and actual association and experience in
any subject have long been debated by educators.
This question is even more pointed in the case of
a foreign language. The idioms, usages and un-
familiar accent can never be mastered to per-
fection from a book.
Further than this, a formal knowledge of the
essentials of French grammar does in no way
constitute a complete knowledge of French. A
knowledge of life in France, the psychological
peculiarities of French people, the role which,-
conversation plays in French life, all are essential
to a really thorough knowledge of French.
French conversation, as Mr. Charles E. Koella,
a director of the Summer Session French club,
pointed out in a recent lecture, is a game. It is
entered into in the spirit similar to a battle of
wits. It is peculiar to French alone, its technique
cannot be learned from a book. It can be learned
only through actual contact. This contact is
supplied in the French House.
Originated in 1936 by Mr. Koella, the French
House has come to be a summertime center of
French culture. Directed by Mlle. Jeanne Rosse-
let, a native of Geneva, Switzerland and present
head of the French department of Goucher
College, Baltimore, Md., a rigid observance of the
To The Editor:
My attention has just been called t your issue
of Wednesday, July 13, in which Mr. Kenneth
W. Morgan, director of the Student Religious As-
sociation is quoted as saying that "Jews are as
harsh and feel as strongly in their anti-Arab
sentiment as the Nazis in Germany do toward
Jews. So much feeling is shown that the Arabs
are winning the support of some Christians,
people who in their time have suffered at the
Arabs' hands." This is so rank an untruth, and
does the Jewish people so grave an injustice, that
I wish to relate some truths in answer to Mr.
Morgan. Your readers and the audience which
heard Mr. Morgan's address are entitled to know
the truth in the situation; and Jews have a right
to ask' that their sad plight in the present dis-
turbing world situation should not be made hard-
er by Christians.
The truth of the matter is that Arabs them-
selves have not made such rash statemnts as
Mr. Morgan is quoted to have uttered last Tues-
day. Arabs who are mobilizing forces against the
reconstruction of the neglected Holy Land by
Jews out of nationalistic motives admit that Jews
have brought prosperity to the land. They admit
that Jewish efforts are responsible for raising
the standards of the Arab masses in Palestine
whose position is as, a result of these efforts far
superior to the status of their kinsmen in
Egypt, Trans-Jordania, Iraq and other Arabic
countries. We have yet to encounter among
the arguments advanced by the Arabs against
Jewish colonization the fantastic statement
accredited to Mr. Morgan-that the attitude of
the Jews of Palestine to the Arabs is comparable
to that of the Nazis to the Jews.
Not only is Mr. Morgan's rash statement con-
trary to fact, but the opposite is true. The fact.
that Jews in Palestine work side by side with
the Arabs in Jewish colonies; that the Hista-
druth (Jewish Labor Federation of Palestine)
has made numerous efforts, often with success,
to organize the masses of Arab workers into labor
unions. Facts speak louder than words and
available figures prove that more than two-
thirds of the workers in the most flourishing
plantation colonies belonging to the Jews were
Arabs in the years preceding the riots. To this
day, a very large proportion of workers in Jew-
ish enterprises are Arabs, and both work to-
gether and fraternize. Official figures available
for 1935 show the comparative employment of
Jews and Arabs in Jewish colonies as follows:
Petach ,Tikvah ..............
Ness Ziona ...................
stigated by the Arab agitators; because it is so
well known that Jews have heroically practiced
self-restraint for two years and refused to re-
taliate. Ours has been the Christian way and
the traditional Jewish way of refusing to reply
to murder with murder, to destruction with de-
struction. It is only during the past three weeks
that Jewish patience came to an end and several
of our youths began to retaliate. The wonder
is not that a few Jews have retaliated but
that the tens of thousands held steadfastly to
principle and refused to resort to the methods
that had been introduced by the Arab bandits.
But in spite of it all, the Chief Rabbi of the
Jewish cormmunity of Palestine, in a statement
made on Tuesday, July 12, condemned retalia-
tion, urged Jews not to take the law in their own
hands and declared: "Attacks on innocent Arabs
are impure. If Arabs were to shoot me I would
beseech Jews not to avenge my death."
Mr. Morgan has done us an injustice, and
we urge him to correct it by making a study of
the true facts. At the same time I ask, you,
in the interest of truth, to publish this state-
ment in order that Christians may not be mis-
led by unfair charges against the Jews.
Philip Slomovitz, '20,
Editor, Detroit Jewish Chronicle.
Ii Seem loe
Aviation is going to make or break civilization.
Within the bounds of not particularly fantastic
imagination it is possible to envisage a co-opera-
tive world of peace and plen-
ty or imperialistic tyranny.
The old catchwords crumble.
The theory of complete iso-
lation for America is built
upon the notion that the
Atlantic is broad and the
Pacific even wider.
I am not denying that
these are still damp spots
upon the surface of the
globe, and that as yet there are no regular excur-
sion tours going around the earth in three days
and nineteen hours. It is not altogether startling
that flying has progressed sufficiently to enable
Hughes to halve the time of Lindbergh to Paris.
But is is amazing to note that the record of
Wiley Post, established as recently as 1933, has
also been split in twain.
This rate of progression, naturally, cannot
be maintained, but the globe is definitely smaller
than it was when Magellan sprinted his way
around in three years and twenty-seven days, and
it will be further reduced within our decade.
As far as the human voice goes, we alr~dy live
in a tiny room, and it is possible for the speaker
in even the furthest corner to whisper across it.
Presently he will be able to get up and walk from
door to door.
Rescaling The Earth
Indeed, by the curious circular tendency of his-
tory, modern invention is scaling the earth back
to the size which it assumed in the speculation of
ancient man. Now there is a Northwest Passage
to India, and the phrase "the known world" has
practically lost all meaning. The terrestrial
sphere has become an oyster, and if it still re-
mains a rather Cape Cod it will be a Blue Point
within the next few years.
Just what the military and naval experts will
say about the new range and speed of the air-
plane I do not know. The cities of our land still
present difficult problems of attack by bombers
from abroad. It is hard to carry fuel and eggs in
the same basket.
But we no longer live behind a Chinese Wall.
Nor is there any other kind of fence, either char-
itable or spiteful, by which one people can im-
molate themselves from the ideas of their neigh-
bors. It may be an oversimplified statement, but
I think the time has come for Americans and
all other peoples to realize that perilously soon
we must decide whether to-join the other fellows
of this earth or fight them.
I have begun to read Jerome Frank's ambitious
book "Save America First," in which he argles
for a self-contained economy and national phil-
osophy. I am not sure I'll finish it, for already the
new machine acts as a blue pencil to strike out
many of the conclusions of the economist.
The new freedom of communication can be
a blessing or a curse, but. if humankind is cap-
able of sanity, which I devoutly believe, the ad-
vance of applied science should also mean an
advance in applied civilization.
Victory For Democracy
The triumph of Howard Hughes and his as-
sociates is a victory for democracy on the basis
of first returns. Fascism, in spite of its eagerness
to engulf outlying territories, depends upon the
parochial notion of exaggerated nationalism. In
the long run, at any rate, the tightening of the
world's dimensions should mean a lessening of
local pride and prejudice. Caste may prevail in
a luxury liner, but a lifeboat is a one-class con-
As the oceans begin to dry up and the moun-
tains are dwarfed we draw closer to the others
who have shipped with us upon this rolling
planet. No longer are there any lands "down un-
der" where the natives walk carrying their heads
beneath their elbows. In a little world we can,
to be sure, fly at each other's throat. But we can-
structors concerned, should be ad-
dressed to the Administrative Board Phi Delta Kappa. The regular week
of the College, and presented in ly luncheon will be held at the Michi-
Room 4, University Hall, before July gan Union today at 12:15 p.m. Dr.
27. T J. Cecil Parker, director of the Michi-
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 sumer'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
Mathematics Club will meet Tues-
day, July 19, at 3 p.m., in. Room 3201
Angell Hall. Professor A. T. Craig
will speak "On Certain Linear and
Quadratic Forms in Statistics? Prof.
L. C. Karpinski will speak on "Mathe-
matical Collections in the University
of Michigan Library."
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-$
Faculty' Concert. An interesting pro-
gram of songs and operatic arias will
be provided by the voice faculty of
the School of Music: Professor Arthur
Hackett, tenor; Professor Thelma
Lewis, soprano; and Hardin Van
Deursen, baritone; Tuesday evening,
July 19, at 8:30 o'clock, in Hill Audi-
torium. The general public, with the
exception of small children, is invited.
Reservations for Pi Lambda Theta
initiation and banquet Wednesday,
gah Study of the Secondary Curricu-
lum, will be the speaker.
On Wednesday evening the second
of the pre-initiation business meet-
ings will be held at the Michigan
Union at 7:30 p.m. The meeting
announced for next Friday in the
School of Education Program of Ac-
tivities is hereby cancelled.
Dr. Orie I. Frederick will speak in
the University Jiigh School Auditor-
ium at 4:05 p.m. today on "Planning
and Conducting an Intensive City-
wide Curriculum Program."
Students, School of Education (un-
dergraduate) : Courses dropped after
Saturday, July 23, will be recorded
extraordinary circumstances. Noai
with the grade of "E" except un-
der extraordinary circumstances. No
course is considered officially dropped
unless it has been reported in the
office of the Registrar, Room 4,
Summer School Chorus: A recrea-
tional hour open. to all summer
school students without fee. 7 to 8
p.m. Morris Hall (Broadcasting Sta-
tion), State Street, every Tuesday
Excursion to the FordPlant, Wed-
nesday, July 20. Inspection of the
various Ford industries at River.
Rouge. Round trip by special bus.
Reservations may be made in the of-
fice of the Summer Sssion, 1213 An-
gell Hall. Excursion begins at 1 p.m.,
ends at 5:30 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture. The fourth in
the series of Chemistry lectures will
be given by Professor C. S. Schoepfle
on Wednesday, July 20 at 4:15 p.m.
in the amphitheatre of the Horace
TUESDAY, JULY 18, 1938
VOL. XLVIII. No. 19
Students, College of Literature, Sci-
ence and the Arts: Except under ex-
traordinary circumstances, ,courses
dropped after Saturday, July 23, will
be recorded with a grade of E.
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ence and the Arts: Students whose
records carry reports of I or X eith-
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have not been in residence since)
from any former session, will receive
grades of E unless the work is com-
pleted by July 27.
Petitions for extensions of time,
with the written approval of the in-
July 20 must be made today. Call,
Connie Jones at 23491.
Linguistic Institute Luncheon Con-
ference, 12:30 p.m. today, Michigan
Union. Dr. S. I. Hayakawa of the
University of Wisconsin will discuss
"Propaganda and the Linguist."
Approved, Houses for Women:
Sign-out slips for the first three
weeks of the Summer Session are
Dr. Shio Sakanishi will speak at'
4:30 this afternoon in the Lecture
Hall of the Rackham Building. Her
subject is "Discipline through the Art,
of Flower Arrangement."
H. Rackham School of Graduate Stu-
dies. Subject: Discovery and De-
velopment of Synthetic Dyes. All in-
terested are invited.
Lectures in Protein Chemistry: Dr.
Vincent du Vigneaud, Professor of
Biochemistry in the Medical School
at George Washington University,
will lecture at 2 p.m., July 18-21 in-
clusive in Room 303 Chemistry Bldg.
The subjects of the four lectures are
July 18, Homocystine and Its Re-
lation to the Intermediary Metabol-
ism of Methionine and Cystine in the
July 19, Excursions into the Field
July 20, Studies on the Sulfur of
Crystalline Insulin and on Certain
Aspects of the Chemistry of the
Blood-Pressure-raising and the Uter-
ine-contracting Hormones of the
Posterior Lobe of the Pituitary
July 21, Carnosine and Anserine.
Graduation Recital. Eugene Nord-
gren, organist, Wausau, Wis., will give
a graduation recital in partial fulfill-
ment of the requirements for the
Master of Music degree, Wednesday
evening, July 20, 8:30 o'clock,,in Hill
Auditorium. The general public is
invited to attend
Linguistic Institute Lecture, 7:30
p.m. Wednesday, in the small amphi-
theatre of the Rackham building.
Professor E. H. Sturtevant of Yale
University will speak on "The Pho-
netic Interpretation of Ancient Greek
I, EL, and H."
German Table. Excursion to Cran-
brook, Thursday, July 21. Cars will
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Mr. Kellett, Mr. Birkman,-or the sec-
retary of the German department, 204
A luncheon of the Graduate Con-
ference on Renaissance Studies will
be held at the Michigan Union Thurs-
day, July 21, 12:15 p.m. Professor Al-
bert Hyma will speak on "Calvin and
the Rise of Capitalism." Make reser-
vations at the English Office, 32221
Kappa Phi Picnic Supper for Alum-
ni and Actives: Members from other
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The truth of the matter is, further, that the
Arab masses resent the instigation to% murder,
riot and pillage by a handful of Arab agitators
and by the leaders of the landed Arab aristoc-
racy. They crave for peace and desire to live in
harmony with the Jews, but threats from the
gangs of imported disturbers of the peace is
making their lot as miserable as that of the
Jews. On June 9, 1936, the eminent British
publicist, H. L. Brailsford, discussed the exist-
ing troubles in the Baltimore Sun and explained
the attitude of the Arabs as follows:
"Why, then, do the Arabs strike against pros-
perity? The usual answer is that they are
nationalists, who intend that Palestine shall
remain an Arab land. This is true of the small
upper class, which boasts some education; it was
a national movement even under the Turks
before the war.
"The illiterate masses, however, are not yet
ripe for nationalism, and have to be roused by
a fanatical religious appeal. This movement
is led and financed by the feudal gentry. The
land system is one of the worst in the world. The
Arab landlords are mere exploiters, who justify
their exaction of crushing rents in kind neither
by the outlay of capital nor by scientific manage-
ment. Most of them are moreover, usurers, who
keep their tenants in perpetual debt-slavery.
"While the Arab workers and landless laborers
share in the rapidly rising standard of life, the
peasants live in abject misery and have suffered
like the rest of rural mankind from the slump in
prices. The feudal gentry are anti-Semitic part-
ly because the Jews have introduced higher
wages and the eight-hour day. But chiefly what
they feel is that economic power is passing from
their caste to these newcomers who understand
science and machines."
I regret that it is impossible here to quote at
length' from similar statements not only by
Christians but also by Moslems who resent the
fanatic attacks upon the Jews and who, know-
ing the truth, realize that the persecution of
Jews in Palestine means not only sorrow for
the Jewish people but also for .the Arab masses"
who benefit from Jewish friendship and co-op-
eration and the genius of the Jew who is build-
ing a new life in the Land of Israel. But I must
resort to one more very brief quotation to prove
my point that the charge that Jews introduce
the Nazi idea into Palestine is untrue and un-
fair. About a year ago Sheikh Zahiri, head of
the Arab delegation from the department of
Oran, while in Algiers to negotiate with the-Gov-
ernor-General about rights of the native popu-
lation, said: "The Mohammedan organizations
of the country have issued an appeal to all
Moslems to have nothing to do with the anti-
Jewish agitators who, for their own private rea-
sons, wish to bring about another Constantine
massacre. The Arabs do not want any racial
strife. They wish to live in peace with the
other communities in the country."
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