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NIGHT EDITOR: CHESTER BRADLEY
The National Convention
T O OTHER COUNTRY in the world,
slave or free, has anything. remotely
resembling an American major party's national
convention.. Even the minor details of the on
which is now going on in Philadelphia are folk-
sy, reassuring and indicating that the Republic
still stands. It is good to see John Daniel Miller
Hamilton ini action again, good to see Mrs. Alice
Roosevelt Longworth (of the Theodore, not the
Franklin D. branch of the famous family), good
to listen to the bands, look at the pretty girls,
and cast an eye at celebrities.
It is good to know that there were (when these
lines were written) ten candidates for the nom-
ination, plus several hundred dark horses who
would be willing to break a deadlock if one oc-,'
curred. It is good to know that there are about
900 seats for the press and 328 for the radio re-
porters and commentators. These things do not
take place under a bushel. It is good to know
that even though there are politicians capable
of going into a hot$e room and filling it with
smoke, some one is sure .to find out about it and
put it on the wire. It is like old times to learn
that one or more candidates will not display
full strength on the first ballot but will be nursed
along.in hopes that a stampede will start. It is
pleasant to hear that spokesmen for each of the
ten candidates are already denouncing claims
made by spokesmen for each of the other nine
candidates as ridiculous.
The ultimate voter has some share in deter-
mining who is to be nominated. The best can-
ddate who everlived ;would not be nominated
if the conyention did not believe the ultimate
voter could be made to care for him. It may be
that a better system of nominating could be
devised. It may be that the thing could be done
by national primaries which would reduce the
convention to the status of the Electoral Col-
lege. But we should miss the conventions. They
are rich with color. They bring out all the fool-
ishness and all the wisdom that are politically
available. And somehow, surprisingly, in either
of them, or in both of them, we may this sum-
mer sense the great bungling strength, slow to
move, not quick t wrath, but in the end grind-
ing like the mills of God-that is America.
-The New York Times
T HOMAS E. DEWEY does not like
newspaper photographers. And the
photographers are said to reciprocate, as Sen-
ator Clark would say, in Scriptural measure,
"pressed down and shaken together and run-
Mr. Dewey dislikes the photographers, it is
reported, because they like to take his picture
from what he considers an unfavorable angle.
Why they do not warm up to him .is evident
from the order he gave his bodyguard in Phila-
delphia yesterday when the cameramen con-
tinued snapping pictures longer than he thought
"All right, start getting tough, Johnny," bark-
ed the District Attorney to his bodyguard.
This reminds us of the elegant language he
is reported to have used at the close of the
strenuous day he had with the press a year or
so ,ago on the occasion of his well-publicized re-
turn to :the old home town in Michigan.
Going into the living room of his mother's
home at Owosso about dusk, he is said to have
tossed his hat on the table and said: "How'm
I doin', mater?"
The prime trouble with Mr. Dewey is evidently
not his youth. It's his immaturity.
-,St. Louis Post-Dispatch
WASRINGTON Merry-Go-Round-Edit Wally
PHILADELPHIA-There was something to
that sensational story that Alf Landon con-
ferred with Senator Burt Wheeler the day before
the convention opened, but they didn't discuss
the subject generally reported.
According to the story, Alf propositioned the
Montana Democrat about taking a place on the
Republican ticket; and John L. Lewis, Wheeler
booster, was said to be in on the pow-wow.
Nothing like that occurred, and Lewis had
nothing to do with it.
Sunday afternoon, during a jaunt on the yacht
of a newspaper publisher, Landon told about
the hot conflict raging between isolationists
and the pro-Ally bloc in his subcommittee on
the controversial foreign affairs plank. He ex-
pressed the personal opinion that the plank
should lean definitely toward isolation.
Then someone recalled that Senator Wheeler
had just threatened to bolt the Democratic
Party if it took a warlike stand, and suggested
that it might be fruitful to get his opinion on
what the GOP plank should contain.
Landon thought this an excellent idea, and
on the way back to Philadelphia telephoned
Wheeler in Washington. They had a general
talk about a foreign affairs plank, but nothing
was said about the possibility of the Montanan
jumping the traces to the Republicans. The
whole purpose of the talk was a little missionary
work in the hope of producing results later.
Note-Those questions Landon asked John L.
Lewis before the resolutions committee, opening
the way for him to blast Roosevelt, were ar-
ranged in advance. Landon had sent them to
the CIO leader two days before with a note
asking if he would care to answer them. Lewis'
reply was an emphatic "Yes."
Willkie And J. L. Lewis
Some time ago Wendell Willkie and John L.
Lewis had a secret dinner together in New York,.
and strange as it seems, found themselves in
agreement on almost everything. The chief
point they disagree on was Franklin Roosevelt,
Lewis damning him so bitterly that Willkie
finally came to his ;defense.
At first the two men sat around each defend-
ing his own interests. Lewis attacked the Mor-
gans for running the utilities. Willkie told how
he had had J. P. Morgan partners on his board
of directors for years and never heard a peep
Lewis rejoined with a story of how when he
was _ settling anthracite coal strikes, he would
negotiate for weeks until he thought the thing
was all settled, and then the coal operators
always would have to consult Jackson Reynolds
of the First National Bank of New York.
"Sure," shot back Willkie, "but that was an-
thracite, a dead industry."
Later, Willkie and Lewis warmed up to each
other and began to discuss means of reducing
unemployment through cooperation between
government and industry. Willkie even agreed
on a rather radical program of government
loans to small business such as under the Mead
However, on the subject of Roosevelt, John
L. Lewis got so vituperative that Willkie finally
defended the President's record, saying it was'
not as black as Lewis painted it.
After dinner, Lewis took aside Morris Ernst,
the host, and said that the ideas for economic
improvement they had discussed should not be
wasted. Willkie; overhearing him, proposed that
they get together to see if they could work out
an economic program which would get the coop-
eration of both labor and capital.
To this end, Morris Ernst later went to see
Russell Leffingwell, a J. P. Morgan partner; and
related what had happened. Leffingwell w'as
enthusiastic over more labor-business coopera-
"This is a golden opportunity," he said. "This
is something Roosevelt can't do, because people
are too sore at him. And the Repubflicans can't
do it, because they aren't going to change a
thing. But a few mixed dinners like this can
do it. You ought to have some more parties
However, war issues became intensified short-
ly afterward, and domestic issues were forgotten
in the melee.
Willkie foes certainly played for all it was
worth the fact that the day the convention
opened, Thomas W. Lamont, principal J. P.
Morgan stockholder, and Frank Altschul, of
Latard Freres, secretly conferred with influen-
tial delegates in behalf of Willkie . . . . Senator
Bob Taft is unfailingly patient and accommo-
dating to photographers and they think he is
a swell guy, but he makes no secret of his re-
lief when they finally depart . . . . Tall, aloof
Mrs. Russell Davenport, wife of the former For-
tune editor who discovered Willkie as a presi-
dential white hope, is called "The Duchess" by
her friends . . . . Tall, blond Governor Harold
Stassen scored with the ladies in the audience.
The young Minnesotan made a striking picture
under the glare of the floodlights delivering
his keynote speech .... Quipped Jimmy Shay,
crack former Washington correspondent, to Leo
Casey, ex-GOP publicity director now doing the
same job for the New York Fair, "If Hitler and
Roosevelt would only lay off for a few days, this
convention would have a chance at the head-
WASHINGTON--Inside diplomatic cables
from what is left of France report that the real
forces in the Bordeaux Government are ex-
Premier Pierre Laval and his close friend Bou-
din, governor of the Bank of Indo-China.
Laval is now one of the leading pro-Fascists
in France and one of the most vigorous critics
of Britain. In fact, the entire cabinet inclines
toward the Fascist point of view, beginning with
Marshal Petain, who was once picked as ambas-
sador to Fascist Spain because of his sympathies.
M. Chiappe, who now governs Paris, was for-
merly chief of police, with avowed Fascist ten-
Confidential dispatches report that both
Marshal Petain and General Weygand have
been on the verge of collapse. Weygand, who
is 76 years old, was unable to stand up under
the terrific physical strain of the French retreat.
Marshal Petain, who is 84, has been what the*
French call "gaga" for some years, but stood
the strain perhaps better than Weygand. Nei-
ther, however, has any real voice in the cabinet,
which is dominated by Laval. He is the famous
Premier who visited Washington in 1931 to dis-.
cuss war debts with Hoover.
Undoubtedly the weakness of te French cab-
inet is a reason for the flood of messages pour-
ing in from Frenchmen all over the world re-
fusing to recognize the Bordeaux Government.
In Search Of Harmony
To those immersed in daily war events, an
item to the effect that the New York World's
Fair is going ahead with its plans to pick a na-
tional champion barbershop quartet next month
may come as a reminder that men still sing
merry songs, despite adversity. Song is every
man's right. There ought to be more of the
old-time "community sings." The most heart-
warming singing we have heard in recent months
came, not from a highly-trained college glee
club and chorus, but from a group of unem-
ployed men who have banded together to lick
their problem. More "barbershop" quartets-
on the back porch, around the piano, or at the
community center-might help many to main-
tain a balance of harmony during this chal-
"Another trophy to clean!-Don't you ever consider my feelings
when you win a tournament?"
By JAMES E. GREEN
Those who viewed "The Critic" for
the second time last night, when it
opened the summer Repertory Sea-
son, can appreciate my desire to
submerge any criticism of the show
in an appreciation of its many vir-
tues. Last winter's performance was
good, last night's was better. As
farce its pace was much better, as
satire it was sharper and more effec-
tive. Though all this may be wasted
on those who saw the play for the
first time last night, the perform-
ance itself was not.
There is no literary genre to which
it isas difficult to apply the word
"universal" as that of satire. But
for the modern audience Sheridan's
satire is fully as biting as for his
eighteenth century audience. This
is hardly due to the immortality of
the heroic drama against which he
directed his attack, but rather to
the moguls of Hollywood who have
seen fit to revive all of the absurdi-
ties and "heroic" passions which were
the stock-in-trade of those play-
wrights of that degenerate era of
the theatre. "The Critic" along
with Villiers' "The Rehearsal" and
Fielding's "Tom Thumb" helped in
bringing about the fortunate demise
of the heroic drama and if they can
help to do the same to its twentieth
century offspring every revival will
be a blow struck in a worthy cause.
If the foibles of mankind have any
justification at all such justification
lies in the providing of the necessary
pre-conditions for the genius of a
Swift, a Byron, or a Voltaire. The
heroic drama andrindirectly the exi
cesses of Hollywood get their fullest
justification in. Sheridan and Field-
Sheridan, however, offers in "The
Critic" something more than satire.
"The Critic" as it was written and as
it was played last night is supreme
farce. In the persons of Dangle, Puff
and Sneer, Sheridan has assembled
three caricatures who may lack the
depth of a Falstaff but who have more
than a nodding acquaintance with the
spirit of comedy. Sneer and Puff
were played again by Hugh Norton
and James Moll respectively and Nor-
ton's handkerchief was, if anything,
more eloquent, Moll's creatie agonies
more heartrending than before. To
John Weimer as Dangle must go most
of the credit however for the im-
provement in the production. Mr.
Weimer's previous connections with
Play Production and the Repertory
Theatre have been largely in the role
of critic, official and unofficial. His
performance in "The Critic should
still for some time the eternal chal-
lenge to critics "I suppose you think
you can do better. Huh?" Mr. Wei-
mer did. Huh! John Jensen as Sir
Fretful Plagiary repeated his ener-
getic and pleasing performance of
It is really no aspersion on the per-
formers in the play within the play
to say that their chief work consists
in doing all the things that in any
other play they would be roundly
cursed for doing. All restraint goes
out the window and the more "ham"
the better. But their parts .do re-
quire a considerable skill in timing
in order to get the maximum out of
their lines. In this respect we can
also note an advance over the former
production. The pageant which closes
the play seemed entirely extraneous
before; this time it hascare
before; this time it has a certain cli-
mactic effect even though the climax
be one of madness. I should like to
repeat the remark that I made in the
review of the earlier performance:
that the cast of the pageant should
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July 1, in the Lecture Hall of the
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Only one registration will be held
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has received notice of the following
Civil Service examinations. Last date
for filing application is noted:
Assistant Museum Aide (Assistant
Docent), Salary: $1800, July 8.
JunioryMuseum Aide, Salary:
$1,620, July 8.
Assistant Curator (Registrar), Sal-
ary: $2,600, July 8.
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sistant), Salary: $2,300, July 8.
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Docent), Salary: $2,300, July 8.
Junior Astronomer, Salary: $2,000,
Junior Airway Traffic Controller,
Salary: $2,000, July 9.
Naval Architect, Salary: $3,800,
Associate Naval Architect, Salary:
$3,200, June 30.
Assistant Naval Architect, Salary:
$2,600, June 30.
Marine Engineer, Salary: $3,800,
Associate Marine Engineer, Sal-
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Assistant Marine Engineer, Salary:
$2,600, June 30.
Assistant Translator (French, Ger-
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Junior Engineer, Salary: $2,000.
Principal Construction Cost Audi-
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THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1944
Salary: $2,00 July 15.
Director of Libraries (Principal Li-
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Assistant Director of Libraries (Li-
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Furniture Designer, Salary: $3,800,
Advanced Apprentice Engraver,
salary: $3.85 a Day (5-Day week),
STATE OF MICHIGAN:
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Attendant Nurse C2, Salary Range:
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Fisheries Laboratory Preparator I,
Salary Range: $150-190, July 12.
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Season ticket sale for the seven
plays to be presented by the Michi-
gan Repertory Players of the De-
partrhent of Speech will close on
Saturday. Lydia Mendelssohn bo
office is open 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
"The Critic," Richard Brinsley
Sheridan's satire on actors and play-
wrights, will be presented at 8:30
p.m. in the Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
tre tonight, tomorrow night, and
Saturday night by the Michigan Re-
portory Players of the Department
of Speech. Single admissions are
75c, 50c and 35c . The box office is
open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Linguistic Institute luncheon con-
ference, today, 12:15 p.m., Michigan
Union. Prof. Albert H. Marckwardt
will discuss "The Survey of Folk
Speech in the Great Lakes Area."
Both the luncheon and the follow-
ing discussion are open to all per-
A Tour of the Campus will be
held today, June 27, at 2:00 P.M.
Anyone enrolled in the University
may attend. The party meets in the
'.oby of Angell Hall, facing on State
street. There is no charge for this
excursion. The trip ends at 4:45 PM.
There will be a dedication of the
Horace H. Rackham School of Spe-
cial Education, Michigan State Nor-
mal College in Ypsilanti at 3:30 to-
Pi Lambda Theta: Xi Chapter in-
vites all Pi Lambda Thetans to a tea
this afteronon, June 27, from 4:00 to
5:30 in the West Conference Room of
the Rackham Building.
There will be a lecture - "The
Teaching of Human relations in
Secondary Schools." F. Dean Mc-
Clusky, Director of the Scarborough
School, Scarborough-on-Hudspn, New
York, will speak.dThe lecture will
be given at 4:05 today.
Pi Lambda Thea Tea Today
There will.be a business meeting and
tea at 4:30 in the assembly room of
the Rackham Building for members
from all chapters.
The Men's Education Club organi-
zation of baseball teams will meet at
4:30 today at South Ferry Field.
German House: The German de-
partment is having a reception for
students of German, residents of the
House, and members of the German
Club and those interested in speak-
ing German, from 8-10 o'clock, this
evening at the German House, 1315
University Men and Women: There
will be free dancing in the Union and
League Ballrooms following the Fac-
ulty Reception on Friday, June 28.
This year admission to the dances
will be by ticket only. Tickets-which
will be good for either or both ball-
rooms-may be obtained at the end
of the receiving line in the Racklham
School of Graduate Studies. The
receiving line forms at 8;30 p.m. and
we urge students to come early.
There will be a trip to Detroit on
Saturday, June 29. Reservations must
be made in Room 1213 Angell Hall
before 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 28.
The party meets .at 8:00 .a.m. in front
of Angell Hall, and returns to .Ann
Arbor about 5:30 p.m. Expenses to-
tal about $2, including round trip
bus fare and luncheon. Bulletins des-
cribing all of the summer excursions
may be obtained in Room 1213 Angell
Hall at any time.
Graduate Record Club will meet
from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 29,
in the Men's Lounge of ,the Rack-
ham Building. The program consists
of classical musical and will include
Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony and
Beethoven's Eighth Symphony. Fu-
ture programs will depend on the
loan of records from students and
others who may be interested. -All
interested are cordially invited, .and
if sufficient interest is shown these
programs will be continued through
the summer session.
Graduate Outing Club will hold its
first meeting of the summer session
on Sunday, June 30, at 2:30 p.m. in
the rear of the Rackham Building.
An outdoor program is planned, in-
eluding swimming. hiking. softball.
The Straight Dope
r1HE OTHER NIGHT we wandered over to a
rehearsal of those valiant thespians, the
Michigan Repertory Players at the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre. The play was "The Critic,"
and the director was our good friend, Bill Hal-
After pulling numerous wires we were finally
allowed to go in and we seated ourselves well
to the rear of the auditorium where we hoped
that nobody much would notice us. Heaving a
long sigh, we sat back to await developments.
Friends, we want to put it on record that we
really got developments. Three gents came bus-
tling down the aisle, so close that they brushed
our sleeves, talking very excitedly about what
Shakespeare meant and what Hamlet meant
and since we were raised on such talk we put
them down for a few professors who got off
at the wrong bus stop and watched to see what
would happen. The three went clear up to the
stage and blandly seated themselves.
JUST AS WE THOUGHT things had quieted
down two brothers in the kind of costume
you see only on pirates and ancestors appeared.
One evidently had on tight shoes because he
had a little difficulty handling his feet. Kept
turning his toes like Charlie Chaplin only more
elegant-like. He also was troubled with a cold
simply out of his class. That loud-voiced actor
yelled so fiercely that he like to have blown his
beard off. We were glad at first that we were
sitting under the balcony because we thought
that would protect us when the roof fell, but
after a while we thought the balcony would fall
too. The things we go through with for the sake
of the Michigan Daily-Wow!
A couple of more actors came on and they all
kneeled down in front of the footlights and
shouted together. That was really the payoff.
We haven't been anywhere near so moved since
we can remember.
FTER A WHILE Mr. Halstead came back
andasked us how we liked the show. We
said swell only what was it all about? Mr. Hal-
stead laughed fit to die and told us that he
didn't know, but wasn't it funny? We said yes,
it sure was all right, all right. He also allowed
that if he knew what it was all about he would
let us know and with that we had to be satisfied.
We don't know to this minute whether he was
kidding us or not. He is that sort of a fellow.
We haven't begun to tell you about the sad
part of the show. About the poor young lady
who went mad and the other poor young lady
when went mad right along with her. Kind of
a sympathy strike as near as we could make out.
We haven't even told you about the man in the