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Instruction In Movie Technique Seen
Necessary To Get Intelligent Audience

s'ublicatlon 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.

By Edward C. Jurist
Editor's Note: This is the second in the series of
three articles written by Mr. Jurist, a member of
the Michigan Repertory Players, on "The Movies And
The, People". The third and final article of. the series
to appear tomorrow will discuss what the University
of Michigan can do to help eliminate the unwhole-
some situation caused by movies today.
We have seen that motion pictures influence
the cultural, social and moral attitudes of peo-.
ple, and especially children, in a decidedly dan-
gerous fashion; and that ideas in the movies are
based on stereotypes and stock responses. The
misconceptions formed by the movies in the
minds of most of its audience, make, I believe,
for greater ignorance and prejudice among the
people of the nation, and this is anti-democratic.
We know from the small number of important
pictures which inadvertently slip by the movie-
makers, that cinema can be as great a force for
good, as the great works of literature, painting
and the other"arts. We know that cinema has the
potentialities for invigorating and stimulating its
audience, per.haps to an even greater extent than
the other mediums. And yet this major evil re-
mains. Why? Undoubtedly the cause and the
result are interacting. iollywood producers are
primarily interested \in the profit which they
derive from the pictures they make. If they can
increase their profits by making good movies,
they will do so, and they have publicly declared
as much. But the only gauge by which they can
measure profit possibilities is the demands made
by the audiences. If the movie public is indiscrim-
nate, they are not in a position to realize the
need for action. And if they evince a satisfaction
with the present output, the character of the
films will not change. The problem may appear
confused and hopeless, but democracy has the
solution at hand. Wherever this vicious circle of
prejudice following ignorance appears among
us, it has been the practise of the democratic in-
stitutions to break that circle by hurling into its
midst the techniques of education. And this in-
troduces my pecond complaint.
In order to have first-rate movies, .we need a
discriminate audience which will demand them,
device, as all man-made things are imperfect. But
it is still possible to be part of the world com-
munity of nations. Only one thing should be.im-
possible: to send American soldiers overseas
without the consent of the American people. The
world in which we live is a world of force and
power. It is a world in which men die that peace
may come, but no peace comes-or it comes too
late. In this world America is'granted the greatest
of gifts: we alone of the great nations of the
world may have peace and we need not fight.
-Theodore White

The Editor
Gsets Tgold .

an audience which will vote against inferior
works by refusing their patronage. The develop-
ment of the American movie audience into a
group of thinking people is the responsibility of
the educational institutions of the nation. It is
the function of the public schools and colleges to
teach students the fundamentals of motion pic-
ture appreciation. Many of our educational insti-
tutions are already aware of the need, and some
have acted on this recognition. According to Helen
Rand Miller, chairman. of the Motion Picture
Committee of the National Association of Teach-
ers of English, about seventy high schools now
include courses devoted entirely to the study of
movies, and more have set aside for this study a
part of the time given to related subjects, such
as the social sciences, literature, history, etc.
Mrs. Miller also estimates that there are about
twelve such courses in the colleges of the nation.
One of the reasons for the pitifully small num-
ber of schools and colleges which have been able
to adjust to this important need is the fact that
we lack adequate courses for teacher training in
motion picture appreciation. Mrs. Miller states
that she does not know of more than two such
teacher-training courses in the country, one given
by Edgar Dale at Ohio State University, and the
other at the University of Southern California.
Obviously, then, if we are to meet the need for
motion picture guidance, we must also provide
the necessary training for the teachers of these
1-leywood Broun
It seems to me that Progressives should ae
pleased by the victory of Jerry O'Connell. The
district in which he won renomination for Cons
gress in a Democratic primary is not populous,
nor was his margin great, but at the moment
Montana looms large in the national political
picture. It assumes importance because it hap-
pens to be the home State of
Burton K. Wheeler, one of
the most active Presidential
candidatesi n the anti-
Roosevelt ranks. O'Connell
has announced himself as
purposing to battle Wheeler
for the Senatorial nomina-
tion in 1940.
Indeed, he informed the
voters that he had the Presi-
dent's blessing in this plan. Since there has been
no White House denial as yet this seems to be
authentic. It would hardly be surprising in
even the mildest kind of purge to find Wheeler's
name in the black book of Franklin Roosevelt.
I[t is true that the Senator has never defined
himself as an anti-New Dealer. He merely hap-
pens to have been against most of its measures.
Wheeler's supporters. insist that any move
against him by the White House is largely mo-
tivated by resentment over his active leadership
in the fight against the Court bill. They may
say that indulgence has been granted to other
Democrats who opposed the President in this
policy. This is less than an accurate picture.
* * *
OffI The Reservation
Wheeler's opposition to the Roosevelt program
has been extensive, and it is not confined to his
voting record. He has, for instance, been "taken-
up" by Alice Longworth, who remains the most
influential woman in American politics, although
she is without portfolio. And in his quiet way
Wheeler has done a great deal of hobnobbing
with Republican stalwarts, as well as anti-New
Deal Democrats.
O'Connell's victory is a crushing blow to the
national prestige of Wheeler, for the Senator was
assumed to have a very powerful machine in his
own State, and, naturally enough, it was working
tooth and nail against O'Connell in the primary.
For the sake of the record I might as well ad-
mit that I have a financial stake in the dis-
comfiture of Wheeler. I believe that his defeat,
even though indirect, has saved me $20 and won
me $2.

Some months ago I was in the company of an
extremely astute pblitical observer who gets
much information straight from the feed box
of both the elephant and the donkey. He ex-
pressed the opinion that in 1940 the Republicans
would take over= something of the complexion
of a coalition party and nominate an anti-Roose-
velt Democrat for the Presidency. He men-
tioned Wheeler as the likely beneficiary of this
generous gesture. And when I scoffed he said,
as is his custom. "Do you want to bet?"
A Circumstantial Straw
Knowing him as a man who shops around to
get 30 to 1 against sound 5-to-1 shots. I hesitat-
ed, and so I was amazed to find that he would
be content with odds of 10. He refused to let
me lay against as little as a single dollar just
for the principle of the thing, and so I went
away committed to give 20 when, as and if the
Republicans adopt B. K. Wheeler as their own.
This transaction is cited merely as a circum-
stantial straw in the curious realignment of
certain forces behind Wheeler and all his works.
It is not to be denied that the gentleman from
Montana has a long and imposing record as a
stanch fighter for liberal causes. Indeed, when
he ran for vice-president on the ticket with the
elder La Follette, big business regarded him as
a "Red menace."

Sdents, College of LirteatuerFRID
Students, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: Except under
extraordinary circumstances, courses
dropped after today will be recorded'
with a grade of E. '
Students, School of Education (Un-
dergraduate): Courses dropped after
today will be recorded with the grade
of E except under extraordinary cir-
cumstances. No course is considered
officially dropped unless it has been.
reported in the office of the Registrar,
Room 4, University Hall.
Graduate Students Specializing in
Education: The Advisory Inventory
Test will be given this morning (Sat-
urday) at nine o'clock in the High
School auditorium for those who have
not already taken the test. It is re-
quired of those who have completed
less than 8 hours of graduate work
in education.
Hillel Summer Session Group will
hold its second informal dance at the
Hillel Foundation, Oakland and East
University, on Saturday, July 23, at
9 p.m. All Jewish students are' in-
The Graduate Outing Club will
meet in its room in the new Rack-
ham Building (enter in rear door at
the north-east corner, facing on Hu-
ron Street) on Sunday, July 24, at
2:30 p.m. The room will be open for
inspection until 3 p.m., when the
group will leave for Saline Valley
Farms for swimming, baseball and a
picnic. Plan to come, rain or shine.
Clinic and Summer Session Band
Concert. The High School Clinic
Band and the Summer Session Band
will give a concert in Hill Auditorium,
Sunday afternoon, July 4, at 4:15,
under the direction of Wililam D.
Revelli and Victor Grabel, conduc-
tors. The general public is invited to
attend without admission charge.
Candidates for the Master's Degree
in History: Students taking the lan-
guage examination for the Master's
Degree in History should register in
the History Department office, 119
Haven Hall, before July 30. The
examination will be given at 4 p.m.,
Friday, Aug. 5, in Room B, Haven
School of Music Women: Faculty,
Students and Wives are invited to
attend a formal meeting of the
"Treble-Aires," Monday evening, at
8:15. A very interesting program has
been arranged to be given in the
Women's Lounge 6n the second floor
of the Horace Rackham Graduate
Men's Education Club. There will
be a meeting on Monday, July 25 at
7:30 on the third floor of the Michi-
gan Union. The speaker of the even-
ing will be Fielding H. Yost, who will
announce his own subject.
The plans for the men's picnic,
which is scheduled for August 3, will
be discussed at this meeting. Also the
founder of the club will be appropri-
ately honored.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received a number of calls
for well trained teachers of domestic
Teachers of Home Economics inter-
ested in securing positions or promo-
tions are requested to call at the Uni-
versity Bureau of Appointments, 201
Mason Hall.
University Bureau of Appoint-


ments and Occupational In-i
Life Saving and Water Safety in-
struction at the Intrar ural pool by
Bob Mowerson, Red Cross instructor,
July 25 through Aug. 6. Hours, 6 to
7 p.m., Monday and Thursday; 6 to]
7:45 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday. Instruction free.1
Unitarian Church: Sunday at 11
o'clock Edwin H. Wilson of Chicago
will speak on "Free Religion's Stand
for Peace and Democracy." '
Episcopal Student Group: The Rev.
Henry Lewis will lead the discussion
Sunday night. Cars will leave thet
church at 5:30 for swimming at thej
Barton Hills residence of Mrs. Wn .
Giefel. The supper and discussion
will be held on the grounds of the,
home of Mr. and Mrs. Reardon Peir-
sol on Oxford Rd. Supper 25 cents.
All students are cordially invited.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
Services of worship Sunday are: 8.
a.m. Holy Communion, 11 a.m. Morn-
ing Prayer and Address by the Rev.
Henry Lewis.1
First Presbyterian Church, 1432
Washtenaw Ave. "God Thinks Aloud"
will be the subject of Dr. W. P.
Lemon's sermon at the morning wor-
ship service at 10:45. Dr. Healey{
Willan at the console and directing
the choir. The Musical numbers will
include: Organ Prelude, "Puer Nobis
Nascitur" by Willan; Anthem, "Jesu,
Joy of Man's Desiring" by Bach; solo,
"O God of Light" by Sowerby, Bur-
nette Bradley Staebler; Organ Post-
lude, "Overture to Richard the First"
by Handel.
The supper for summer school stu-
dents will be held as usual at 5:30
p.m., Miss Esther Crooks is in charge
this week. Weather permitting the
program will be held in the open-air
theatre. A brief devotional service
will be held consisting of Biblical
readings with Louis Nicholas accom-
Oanying. Dr. Lemon will speak on
S. N. Behrman's play "Rain From
First Church of Christ, Scientist,
409 S. Division St. Sunday morning
service at 10:30.
Subdect, "Truth." Golden Text:
Psalms 86:11. Sunday School at
The Chruistian Student Prayer
Group will meet at 2:10 p.m., Sun-
day, July 24, at the north entrance
of the Michigan League, from where

the group will go by automobile to
Wayne to hear Dr. Arthur I. Brown,
world famous surgeon, scientist, lec-
turer and minister of the Gospel, wvho
is speaking at 3 and 7:30 on events
of today from a prophetic point of
view. The group will hold its regu-
lar meeting between services in
Wayne in conjunction with a pot-
luck picnic. Students are urged to
attend this special meeting in Wayne.
Transportation will be provided.
First Baptist Church, 10:45 a.m.
morning worship. Dr. G. H. Enss,
who received his degree of Master of
Arts in Philosophy at the June Com-
mencement, will supply the pulpit.
His subject is announced as "Springs
of Spiritual. Power. The Church
School will meet at 9:30 a.m. Dr.
A. J. Logan, superintendent.
Baptist Univer-ity Students will be
interested in the tc-ic for presenta-
tion on Sunday eve..ng. 6 p.m., at
the Students' Guild Hi!se, 503 E.
.Huron St., "Clinical Train.: for the
Ministry." The speaker will be the
Rev. Robert Morris who is spending
the summer in Ann Arbor as super-
vising director of a group of six theo-
logical students, from as many sem-
inaries, engaged in study, case work
and attendance upon lectures at the
University Hospital. This is a new
experiment and is of interest to all
A social hour for further acquain-
tance will follow the address and dis-
First Congregational Church, cor-
ner of State and William.
10:45 a.m., Service of worship. Dr.
Leonard A. Parr will preach on "Re-
ligion: Decoration or Dynamic?" Al-
fred Erickson will sing the baritone
solo, "My Sanctuary" by Buckley and
the chorus choir will render the an-
them "O Come Let Us Worship" by
Norden. Organ selections by Mary
Porter: "Prelude"-Schmitt. "Finale
This will be the closing service of
the' Summer Session.
Trinity Lutheran Church: Services
of worship will be held in Trinity Lu-
theran Church Sunday at 10:30. The
Rev. Henry O. Yoder, pastor, will
use as the theme of the sermon "Are
You Spiritually Exhausted?"
The Lutheran Students of the Sum-
mer School will meet this Sunday at
Zion Lutheran Parish Hall at 5:30.
Mr. Kenneth Morgan will speak on
"Life in a Hindu Monastery."

On Father O'Flanagan
The information below should be made avail-
able through the Daily to its readers. It will be
noted that the suspension in question was not
incurred in consequence of activity in Spanish
Civil War matters:
The Register (National Edition), Denver, Colo.,
July 24, 1938, a Catholic Weekly, contains the
following item from Dublin:
"No change in the ecclesiatical status of Fr.
Michael J. O'Flanagan, suspended Irish priest,
who has returned to the United States to speak in.
the interest of the Spanish Leftists, will be
made his ecclesiastical superior Most Rev. Ed-
ward Doorly, Bishop of Elphin says.
In reply to cabled inquiry early in 1937 the
Bishop of Elphin says that Father 01anagan
was suspendedI by his predecessor in 1925, and the
suspension at that time was not withdrawn."
-W. A. McLaughlin
As Others See It
The Film Suit
Had the moving picture producers permitted
the enactment of the Neely bill, designed to end
the block-booking evil, the anti-trust action
launched against the industry by the Depart-
ment of Justice might have been averted. As
things stand now, they probably will have to
give up block-booking and may have to divorce
the producing end of the business from the
showing end altogether.
The block-booking device, whereby an inde-
pendent theatre owner has to take many pictures
he does not want in order to get those he feels
his audiences will enjoy, is thoroughly in-
defensible. It is an unwarranted interference .
with the right of the theatre owner to purchase
or reject pictures at will. Because it tends to
relieve the producer of the pressure to make
pictures which will win popular acceptance, it
has brought a flood of low-grade movies.
The movie industry just now is, by its own
admission, very -sick. With the specter of tele-
vision looming on the horizon, an airing of re-
strictive trade, practies may bring reforms which
in the end will prove a boon to the industry.
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Looking away back beyond the turn of the
century, William,Allen White announces in his
Emporia Gazette that the Spanish'-American
War was a mistake. And now, we gather, it can

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Corner State and Wash


9:45 a.m. Student Class at Stalker Hall.
Inquire at Church Office about classes for
other ages.
10:40 aim. Worship Service at First Metho-
dist Episcopal Church, State and Washing-
ton Streets. Dr. Brashares' subject is
6:00 p.m. Wesleyan Guild Meeting at Stalker
Hall. Mr. John M. Trytten, vocational
counselor, will lead a conference on the
subject, "A Christian Chooses His Voca-

Sunday morning services at 10:30 A.M.
Sunday School at 11:45 A.M.
Free public reading rooms at 206 E. Liberty.
1432 Washtenaw Avenue Ph. 2-3366
William P. Lemon, D.D., Minister
Elizabeth Leinbach, Assistant
Healey Willan, guest organist & choir director
10:45 a.m. "GOD THINKS ALOUD."





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