Official Publication Of The Summer Session
In Support Of
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 9, 1939
PRICE FIVE CENTS
'Nightmare Song' In 'Iolanthe'
Is Fast-Moving Vocal Number
Musical Production Today
Is Closing Presentation
Of Repertory Players
The "Nightmare Song," all 571
words of it, sung in less than two
minutes and ten seconds, is the feat
performed by Truman Smith as the
Lord Chancellor in the Repertory
Players production of "Iolanthe"
which opens at 8:30 p.m. tonight in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The song, introduced and conclud-
ed by several lines of slow recitative,
consists of 30 lines of anapestic octa-
meter, with 571 words, in what is one
of the fastest moving vocal numbers
Despite Gilbert's words in "Ruddi-
"This particularly rapid, unin-
Isn't generally heard, and if it
is, it doesn't matter,"
Smith speaks out every separate word
to the audience. But worse than this,
Smith complains, the orchestral ac-
companiment is written in discord,
seemingly on purpose to throw him
The longest and best known of the
patter songs is appropriately titled,
"Nightmare Song." The Chancel-
lor enters in the second act, com-
plaining that he cannot sleep be-
cause of his unrequited love, but the
true nightmare is on the part of the
actor taking the role.
Practically every Gilbert and Sul-
livan opera has a comic character
who has a patter song, according to
Smith, but this one takes the prize.
His chief difficulty, he relates, is
that it must be sung while he has
never taken a singing lesson. To top
it off, he has done much chorus work,
but always in the second tenor part
while- this part of the Lord Chancel-
lor is written for baritone. The real
One Killed As
(By The Associated Press)
A tornado ripping through parts of
western Michigan killed on man, in-
jured an undetermined number of
persons, and laid waste to large areas
Winds of crushing force, reported
the "most devastating" in the history
of Kalamazoo county, sprang up after
sultry heat and swept that area as
well as parts of Kent County.
Lester Baker, 31, of Scotts, ten
miles southeast of Kalamazoo, was
killed when a greenhouse in which he
was at work collapsed upon him. Mrs.
Gus Lindell of South Comstock, near
Kalamazoo, was critically hurt when
her home was wrecked.
At least ten persons were injured
and an estimated property damage of
between $200,000 and $500,000 was re-
ported from northern Kent county'
and parts of Montcalm Gratiot, Ne-
waygo and Isabella counties.
Woodlots, farm buildings, power
transmission towers and telegraph
poles were leveled by the wind. Sev-
eral farm homes were unroofed.
Later reports indicated the torna-
do veered to the east. Extensive
damage was reported in and near
Midland. Buildings and homes were
difficulty is, he says, in getting the
words out intelligibly.
All Savoyards will cross their fing-
ers for him as he makes his entrance
in the second act.
The piroduction of "Iolanthe,"
which closes the season for the Play-
ers, will be presented through Sat-
urday of this week with two extra
performances for next week, to be
given on Monday and Tuesday.
This production, which is given in
conjunction with the School of Mu-
sic, will be accompanied by the Music
School orchestra of 25 pieces, con-
ducted by Henry Bruinsma. Two
large choruses under the direction of
Grace Wilson will sing.
The play is being directed by Prof.
Valentine B. Windt and Miss Clari-
bel Baird of the speech department.
Art direction is under Oren Parker
with costumes by Miss Lucy Barton.
Leads will be played by Nancy Bow-
man as Queen of' the Fairies; Mar-
garet Adams as Iolanthe; Robert
Reeves as Strephon; Rose Inghram
as Phyllis; Smith as Lord Chan-
cellor and James Cockrun as Private
To Lecture On
Duke Faculty Member's
TalkIs At 4 P.M. Today
In Rackham Auditorium
Discussing "China: Right, Left or
Center," Dr. Paul M. A. Linebarger
of the political science department at
Duke University, will speak at 4 p.m.
today in the Amphitheatre of the
Dr. Linebarger's lecture is spon-
sored by the Institute of Far Eastern
Taking his A.B. degree at George
Washington University in Washing-
ton, D.C., Dr. Linebarger also did un-
dergraduate work at the University
of Nauiking and the North China
Union Language School in Peiping.
He has since done graduate work at
the American University in Wash-
ington, D.C., the University of Chi-
cago, and at Johns Hopkins Univer-
sity where he took his M.A. and Ph.D.
He is now assistant professor in
Duke University's political science de-
partment, after a period as instruc-
tor in the department of government
Dr. Linebarger has travelled four
times to the Far East, spending al-
together eight years there. He served
as private secretary to his father,
Paul M. W. Linebarger, counselor and
biographer of the first president of
the Chinese Republic, Sun Yat-Sen,
and the most important foreign of-
ficial in the Nanking government.
He is the author of two books on
Far Eastern affairs,
Change U. Of W. Regents
MADISON, Wis., Aug. 8.-(')-Gov.
Julius P. Heil today signed a legis-
lative act abolishing the present Uni-
versity of Wisconsin Board of Regents
consisting of 15 members, and creat-
ing a new nine-member board. The
new Regents will be named by the
governor and must be confirmed by
Economic Problems Hold
Spotlight In Program; g
Culbertson Is Chairman :
Expect 21 Experts
For 2-Day Parleyj
Dedicated to eliminating friction in
economic relations between the Uni-
ted States and its Latin American
neighbors, a Conference on Econom-
ic Relations with Latin America will
open here Friday under the sponsor-
ship of the Latin American Institute.
Twenty-one internationally known
experts from government, academic
and business fields will convene for
two days of round table and panel'
discussions on various phases of the
Latin American commercial scene.
Heading the list as general chair-
man will be former United States
Ambassador to Chile William S. Cul-
bertson. Author of several books
dealing with international economic
relations, Mr. Culbertson also served
as Minister to Rumania and Vice-'
Chairman of the United States Tariff1
Another expert from the field .of
government is Henry F. Grady, now
Vice-Chairman of the Tariff Com-
mission, who has just been appointed
Assistant Secretary of State replac-
ing Francis B. Sayre who resigned
to become High Commissioner of the
Philippine Islands. Mr. Grady will
preside over two sessions of the Con-
Wythe A so Here
Also representing .the government
will be George Wythe, recently ap-
pointed liaison officer of the United
States Department of Commerce, go-
between in relatins between the
Commerce Department and the De-
partment of State.
From the field of business will
come William K. Jackson, vice-presi-
dent of the Unitd rit Company;
John Abbink, president of Business
Publishers Inteatna« rpation;
James Drumm, .as sistant vicepresi-
dent of the National City Bank of
New York; and Otto T. Keuser, sec-
ond vice-president of the Chase Na-
Many Will Attend
Prominent educators and scholars
participating in the Conference in-
clude Professor Arthur S. Aiton of
the University, Gilberto Freyre, Bra-
zilian social historian; Dean Clare E.
Griffin, of the School of Business
Administration; Prof. Max Handman
of the economics department; Prof.
Clarence H. Haring, of Harvard Uni-
versity; Prof. Preston E. James, Di-
rector of the Institute; Prof. Chester
Lloyd Jones of the University of Wis-
consin economics department; Prof.
J. Lloyd Mecham, of the University
of Texas political science department;
Prof. H. E. Patton, head of the De-
partment of Economics at Michigan
State College; Prof. D. M. Phelps of
the Business Administration School;
and Prof. William H. Wynne of the
To Speak Today
Most Popular Faculty Man
Talks On Education
Prof. Mentor L. Williams of the
English Department will speak on
"Education for Democracy" at 8 p.m.
tonight in the North Lounge of the
Professor Williams, an authority
on education and American literature,
was voted the most popular instruc-
tor on the University campus in a
recent poll conducted by Michigan-
ensian, the yearbook.
His talk today, which will be under
the auspices of the Ann Arbor Branch
of the American Federation of Teach-
ers in collaboration with the Ameri-
can Student Union, is the last in a
series of three sponsored by the or-
ganizations. The public, especially
educators enrolled in Summer Ses-
sion, are invited to attend.
To Go To Minnesota
LANSING, Aug. 8.-VP)-Kenneth
C. Pennebaker, state civil service
rrc~t ~ .rnn.A.vn 4nr -1-. ---sxnt -n.
LONDON, Aug. 8.-(IP)-Britain
used 1,300 warplanes and 60,000 air
defense soldiers in a gigantic test of
air raid precautions tonight -and at
its conclusion the air ministry an-
nounced that all aircraft "attacking"
from the direction of France and
Germany had been detected.
Listening posts succeeded in re-
porting every attacking bomber, it
was announced, although the speed
of the attack theoretically caught the
defenders not fully prepared.
After "photographic" raids on such
strategic ports as Southampton and
Portsmouth, raiding and defending
planes returned safely to their bases.
Renewal of the mimic aerial war-
fare will begin at dawn tomorrow
while the reserve fleet of 133 ships
lines up for a review by King George
and land armies launch their biggest
maneuvers since 1914.
Here is the air ministry's account
of tonight's "battle":
"Hostilities began at 8 p.m. (2 p.m.,
EST). The 'declaration of war' be-
tween Eastland and Westland was
quickly followed by a series of bomb-
ing raids by Eastland along the East
coast of Westland from Wash to
points north of the Thames estuary.
Eleven sudden raids were made on
this territory during the first 40 min-
"Many squadrons of the Westland
(defending) bombers were immedi-
ately. dispatched and made counter-
raids on Eastland while the Westland
fighters took off to engage the enemy.
"Two/ raids have been made on
South London and anti-aircraft bat-
teries have been heavily engaged.
"Many Eastland squadrons . . . fol-
lowed earlier raiders over the North
Sea. Others flew southeast toward
the French coast where they turned
to make their raids on a northwest-
To Give Party
Banquet, Dance Planned
By Cercle Francais
The annual banquet and dance held
by the Summer Session Cecle Fran-'
cais in conjunction with the French
House will be given at 7 p.m. tomor-
row in the Union.
Speakers at the meeting will be
the following professors in the Ro-
mance Language department, who
with their wives, will be guests of
the Cercle: Prof.-Emeritus and Mrs.
Arthur G. Canfield, Prof. and Mrs.
Hugo P. Thieme, Prof. Eugene Ro-
villain, Dr. amd Mrs. Scanio and M.
and Mine. Sallet of Lille, France.
In addition to these speakers will
be Miss Kathryn Swift and Prof.
Anthony Jobin, director of the Cercle.
A program of selections from the
French comedy writer, Courtiline, will
be presented by M. and Mme. Sallet.
French songs will be sung by Helen
Halloran and Mmne. Sallet.
Selections for piano and violin will
be played by Annette Danker and Al-
fred Neumann. The banquet will be
followed by dancing.
The Deutscher Verein will hold its
fourth annual Summer Session ban-
quet at the Deutsches Haus at 6:30
p.m. Thursday. This special dinner
is planned to conclude the summer
activities of the Department.
Dr. Henry Nordmeyer, chairman of
the German Department, will give a
short talk on subjects pertinent to
students and teachers of German,
and Mr. Walter Biberich, president of
the Deutscher Verein, will give a few
demonstrations of magic. Songs and
other entertainment will conclude the
With Peace, Jobs
Cooing Child Surviving
With Heart On Chest
Tells Press Conference
World's Welfare Price
Of Neutrality Bungle
Lending Bill Loss
MANILA, Aug. 8.-(P)-A cooing
Filipino baby, with heart completely
exposed on its tiny chest, breathed
steadily today toward another day of
life, baffling medical men as to what
they should do.
The seven-pound infant was born
yesterday at a maternity hospital int
the Tondo slum section. Resting on
the chest at birth, completely out-
side the body, was the heart, con-l
nected to the body by a large artery.1
Otherwise the infant apparently was
Through a stemless cocktail glass,1
placed over the heart at birth to pro-
tect it, doctors and people promin-t
ent in Manila have watched the regu-I
lar beat of the organ. Each pulsa-7
tion moves it forward with a jerk,l
then it quickly settles back.
"Let Us Look A Little
Ahead' Title Of Dr. Hu
Shih's Talk Tomorrow
Dr. Hu Shih, Ambassador Extraor-
dinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
of the Government of China to the
United States will deliver a talk en-t
titled "Let Us Look A Little Ahead"
at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the Lecture
Hall of the Rackham School.
Dr. Hu Shih's talk will be spon-
sored by the Institute of Far Eastern
Studies. This is the third Summer
Session during which he has appeared1
on the Institute's program.I
An ardent patriot and a profound1
scholar in China's history, literature
and philosophy, Dr. Hu Shih is the
I founder of the movement of Chinese
literary renaissance which has re-i
placed the. dead classical language of
ancient China with the living "Na-
tional Language" as the medium of
literature and education.
Dr. Hu Shih has held faculty posi-
ti ons at the National University of
Peking, at Peiping, the Kwang Hus
University at Shanghai, the China
Institute at Woosung and the Peiping
National University, and is the author
of several books. He was appointed
Ambassador to this country during
September of last .year.
W. P. Chrysler Sued
For Contract Breach
NEW YORK, Aug. 8.-V(P)-Walter
P. Chrysler, automobile manufactur-
er who has been ill for more than a
year, was described as still in a serious
condition today, the anniversary of
The illness of the 64-year-old motor
magnate, who suffered a collapse in
the spring of 1938 at his home in
Great Neck, Long Island, was referred
to today in State Supreme Court at
White Plains where he was named
a defendant in a $300,000 suit for
'alleged breach of contract.
Frank B. Rogers, Mamaroneck
builder, brought the action. He
alleged he was engaged by Chrysler
in 1928 as his associate in the con-
struction of the Chrysler Building
under a lifetime contract at $30,000
a year. Rogers' complaint said he
twas dismissed June 6, 1939 "in the
interests of economy" but without
Four Important Steps
Aside from the registration order,
tbere were these important steps:
1. Army and Hitler Youth legders
agreed on a plan whereby future Hit-
ler Youth leaders will receive pre-
military training under experienced
2. Filling stations were cautioned to
limit the sale of gasoline.
3. In many centers, especially in
southern Germany, the requisitioning
of trucks for military maneuvers was
4. Hitler ordered that beginning
Thursday a film depicting Germany's
Siegfried Line-the fortress system
facing France-must be shown _in ev-
ery German movie house.
State's New Commission
Holds Union Meeting
Michigan's battle against infantile
paralysis took a step forward last
night when the newly-organized
state Poliomyelitis Commission an-
nounced, after a meeting at the
Union, formulation of a state-wide
The commission will furnish -prac-
ticing physicians with consultative
service covering both diagnosis and
orthopedic consultation, Dr. Edgar E.
Martmer of Detroit, chairman, re-
Requests for consultation will
come from the physician to the com-
mission's headquarters at the State
Health Department, Lansing. Con-
sultants located within the area con-
cerned will then do the work, he said.
The Michigan State Medical So-
ciety, the Kellogg Foundation, the
Childrens Fund of Michigan and the
Michigan Crippled Children's com-
mission will participate in the fi-
HYDE PARK, N.Y., Aug. 8.-(P)--
resident Roosevelt asserted today
hat a coalition of Congressional Re-
ublicans and Democrats had gam-
iled with the welfare of 1,500,000,000
eople in rejecting his neutrality pro-
ram and with the livelihood of 20,-
)00,000 Americans in scuttling the
ending and housing measures.
At his first press conference since
,he congressional session ended, the
President said a solid Republican
ninority and 20 to 25 per cent of the
Democrats in Congress had:
Wagered On War
(1) Made a large wager with the
iation, on neutrality, that there
vould be no war until sufficiently
ong after they returned to Washing-
on in January for them to take care
f things; aid
(2) Wageredthat privte indus-
ry and business would take up the
lack occasioned by droping a ml-
ion WPA workers this year and by
dlosing out next spring a PWA pro-
ram which had been providing 2,-
It was a combination of Republi-
ans and rebellious Democrats which
orced Administration. leaders to
ostpone until the next session ef-
'orts to obtain Senate action on neu-
rality and, in the House, prevented
onsideration of the lending and
If this coalitiofI loses its heutrali--
*y wager, Mr. Roosevelt declared, it
may affect a billion and a half hu-
man beings. That, he added, is
If these legislators were wrong, he
continued, they have tied his hands
and he has practically no power to
make an American effort to prevent
any war outbreak. He said that was-
, pretty serious responsibility.
As for the lending and the hous-
ing programs, he said, WPA rolls
would be cut from 3,000,000 to 2,-
000,000 by next spring and the PWA
program, giving employment to an-
other 2,000,000 individuals, will have
ended. With dependents, he said,
the individuals involved total 20,-
on the Congressional coalition.
Was In Shirt Sleeves
In shirt sleeves at the desk in the
library of his Dutchess County home,
the President remarked repeatedly
that he hoped the two bets were good
ones. And he emphasized time after
tim that if the bets were lost, the
responsibility rested 100 per cent on
a solid Republican minority plus
about 22 per cent of House and 25
per cent of Senate Democrats.
Mrs. Roosevelt was at her hus-
band's elbow, leaning back against a
book case, and occasionally offering
a suggestion. Apparently the,.con-
ference was in part a review of a
family chat over the breakfast table,
Give them the illustration of a
precipice, Mrs. Roosevelt 'proposed.
Pointing a thumb over his shoulder
in her direction, the Chief Executive
said he was saying to her at break-
fast that we have been carrying on
at a fairly high level with 3,000,000
on relief rolls, and, counting persons
who get jobs from supplying materi-
als, another 2,000,000 on PWA.
20 Million Get Work
With .their dependents, he said,
20,000,000 people have been given
work, not always steady, but some
-And some buying power, Mrs.
-And a great deal of buying pow-
er, her husband went on, which af-
fects the little grocer and every store
on Main Street of Poughkeepsie
(Dutchess County Seat), and the two
or three small stores in Hyde Park
village. It affects all the gasoline
stations, he added.
The theory has been, on the part
of the solid Republican minority,
plus 20 to 25 per cent of the Demo-
crats, the President said, that busi-
ness would take up the slack as jobs
Former Student Speaks Today'
On SpeechAnd Music Cargoes
Two telephone circuits of 2,000 ter of Science degree. He is a gradu-
miles each, extending from Ann Ar ate of the University of Iowa and
bor through the mid-west and east, took his Doctor of Science degree at
will be used by Dr. J. O. Perrine, as-
sistant vice-president of the Ameri 1
can Telephone and Telegraph Coi-n
pany, when he gives a lecture-demon-
stration here on "Cargoes of Speech
and Music" at 8:15 p.m. today in the
Lecture Hall of the Rackham School.
Uusing these circuits, Dr. Perrine -
will demonstrate electrical "echo"
and will send a snap of his finger
around and around the 2,000 miles:
until it dies out, the snap being au-
dible in the auditorium each time itt
completes the circuit.
Other features of the lecture-dem-
onstration will be the actual use of a
working model of Alexander Graham
Bell's first telephone, the contrast
to be furnished by the latest type
"8hbal" micrnnhnne- "hill and dale"
Prof. Garcia-Prada To Discuss
Antioquiia, Colombia, At 5 P.M.
Prof. Carlos Garcia-Prada of the
University of Washington, former
member of the romance language.
department here, will give "A Histori-
cal Interpretation of the Region of
Antioquia, Colombia," at 5 p.m. to-
day in the Rackham Lecture Hall.
Antioquia has been of great interest
to scholars in the field of Latin-
Amarienn stuiesnenc ause af its eon
thur Aiton will assist Professor Gar-
A native of Colombia, Professor
Garcia-Prada has lived in the United
States since 1919, when he came to
the University to take work toward
an advanced degree. He taught
Spanish here until 1935, when he be-
came a member of the staff at Wash-
ingtnn He is an authority in the
Speech Students Hold