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NIGHT EDITOR: KARL KESSLER
White Man's Burden
In China?.. . .
The Straight Dope
We don't know whether you remember that parently he thrives on it since we have never
famous comedian of times past Who was in seen him looking so well and happy.
charge of sound effects on somebody's program. Virginia Batka (Mrs. George-and maybe that
It might have been the famous Sisters of the doesn't break our heart too, buddy) goes her
Skillet (and what ever happened to them? They serene way with only a slightly worried frown
were funnier than our censoring editors) or it now and then, as she puckers her ivory fore-
might have been almost anyone else. Anyway, head at the crimes going on around her. Any-
whenever a particularly dramatic moment ar-' one less beautiful would surely be lost in the
rived this comedian would pop up with loud shuffle.
inquiries as to just what type of sound effects But the men for whom our great heart really
were wanted. bleeds are those who are given the ungentle
"We got 'em all," he would state in a loud, task of making all these effects, these sliding
rough voice, "bells, whistles, trains, elevators, stages, these magical contraptions, these an-
police calls, street cars and bargain sail noises. cient jalopies and none too recent furnishings-
You can have what you want but you gotta let move, work and have their intended being in
me know." the brief and fitful glare of the footlights.
This, particular message is in the form of an These are strong men for whom we implore
introduction to a little discussion of this week's your solicitations; men of purpose and some
production by the Michigan Repertory Theatre, great and secret fortitude. Men like Vincent
to wit and to w (h) oo, "Two on an Island," by Jukes and Tom Battin are not to be sneezed
that colussus of the reformed radicals, Elmer at in any emergency and behind stage they
Rice. "Two on an Island," we want you to know, rank with the titans. When augmented by the
has bells, whistles, trains, elevators, police calls, mighty muscles and perceptive minds of their
street cars and bargain sale noises. It also has immediate superiors, Robert Mellencamp, Alex
an assortment of other noises, scenic contrap- Wyckoff and, last but not least, Bill P. Hal-
tions and monstrosities not to be seen elsewhere stead, they form a veritable panzer division.
ab one-sixteenth the price. cWell may the little prop girls gaze with awe
The production also has a few actors in it, at these atlases of the fly gallery, these cyclops
for which the patrons should be grateful and of the cyclorama. If any men can induce stub-
for whom your laboring correspondent has the born nature to yield up her own, can force the
utmost sympathy. The redoubtable David Itkin elements of wood and fire and earth and water
manages his props and settings with consider- to perform as servants not as masters these
able ease and grace, but the others, with more are the ones. They surely will force the broken
troubles and less brawn than Mr. Itkin have wagons on worn-out casters to perform like the
their difficulties, revolving stage at Salzburg, they surely will in-
James Moll, one of our favorite persons and duce the lights to blend their shades to a har-
surely the most agreeable actor ever to tread monious whole.
the Mendelssohn stage, contends successively We urge you to attend this mighty spectacle
with a balky taxicab, a lunchroom, a subway, a of man's mastery of the thunderbolt, this dis-
furnished apartment, various street busses, persion of the wasteful wastes, this reduction
about fifty other actors and, seemingly, far of the atomic mystery. There is no more ,in all
more than that number of stagehands. Ap- of life than this. The giants are abroad again.
Ready For Test
O NLY A FEW MONTHS AGO, the
Japanese were hanging on for dear
life at the end of their rope in China. Today,
these sons of the Son of Heaven are strutting
like the cock of the walk.
A few months ago, they could look back only
on an ominous series of military reverses fol-
IbVing their early successes in the Land of the
Dragon. Today, they are not only pressing
Chiang Kai-shek harder than ever, but they
Saie also cutting off his supplies, and they are
badgering the British in Hongkong.
HE WHEEL has turned full circle. With the
>French out of the picture, with the pre-
occupied British closing the Burma route, Kip-
ling's "Road to Mandalay," and with the Amer-
ican fleet more intent on patrolling home waters
than extending protective guns over such far-off
places as the Dutch East Indies, the Japanese
are preparing to take over the "white man's
burden" in the Orient. They want to translate
"Asia for the Asiatics" into their version of
the Monroe Doctrine. And who is to say t\m
The dominance of Western man in the Far
East was one of the greatest bluffs in history.
-it seems almost inconceivable that the people
of that tiny peninsula of the Eurasian continent
that is Europe should have held sway over the
eeming millions of the Orient. Steel and guns
had something to do with it, but Western as-
cendency rested more on prestige than on power.
The ruropeans-and we, too, had our part in
the business-boldly declared that they were
superior people. Now, it seems that bluff is
about to be called. And there are no big guns;
not even new Kiplings to sing Empire's prowess.
hngland is actually helping the Japanese, and
so speeding the day when they can go to Hit-
HE UPSURGE of the Japanese has received
new impetus from Europe's war, but its
origins go back much farther. William Henry
Chamberlin, long the Tokyo correspondent of
-the Christian Science Monitor, traces them at
least to the Japanese victory over Russia in
105. That was the first major blow to the
egend of white superiority.
Then came the World War and the hounding
of the Germans out of China-a serious breach
in white solidarity. After the war, thousands
of penniless Russian refugees appeared in Man-
churia, China and Japan. The men went beg-
ging or performed menial services, the women
sometimes became concubines of the Chinese.
If anything was left of prestige, most of it must
have disappeared in the last few months.
RECALLING the anti-Western Chinese revo-
lutionary movement of 1925-27, Chamberlin
would not be surprised by a Chinese-Japanese
accomrodation to rid the Orient of the white
man. If he were a "Yellow Peril" jingoist, his
forebodings would be less alarming. Since he
i not, they bring home all the more forcibly
the warning that Western imperialism seems
to be leading only to something worse. Europe
sowed the wind and is reaping the whirlwind.
Certainly, the United States should not elect
to take over the role of the European imperial-
ists. In spite of the flurry about those 16 Japan-
ese plainclothes men, our interest is not in dom-
ination, but merely in trade.
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A New Motto
For France .0*
FRENCH FASCISM proposes to sub-
stitute "Work, Family and Father-
r i , I-- - - - .1 .
Grin And Bear It...
CHICAGO-There is a world of difference
between this Democratic convention and the
one four years ago.
At Philadelphia in 1936 the Demos were ex-
uberant, militant and confident. There had
been some internal friction, but it was not
serious, and on the whole the party was excel-
lently organized. But not so this year.
Three years of bitter factional war, purges
and personal grudges have honeycombed all
ranks with dissension and animosity. New Dftl-
ers hate the old Guarders, who reciprocate
with interest. And between the two groups there
are numerous feuds and differences.
On top of all this, Willkie's nomination has
scared them stiff.
They not only fear the dynamic GOP can-
didate as a campaigner, but even iore the
powerful backing behind his campaign. The
Demos are going to be on short financial ra-
tions this year, which with all their other lia-
bilities will make life doubly tough.
Hence the low state of morale at the conven-
tion. Some of the leaders are hopefully pre-
dicting that once the ticket has been launched
and the National Committee reorganized, party
spirit will revive. Whether this is mere whist-
ling in the dark remains to be seen.
Note-Due for a big shakeup is the National
Committee publicity department. Under kindly,
brainy, weary Charley Michelson, this section
has been in a comatose condition for two years.
In Old Chicago
Seen and heard around Chicago: Mrs. Wood-
row Wilson looking neither to right nor left
as she gets into the elevator at the Blackstone .
Senate Pat McCarran of Nevada bowing to
anyone wearing a broad-brimmed Western hat.
(Might be a voter from Nevada) ... Ambassa-
dor Joe Davies without his wife, the former
Marjorie Post Hutton. (Maybe she's for Will-
kie) . . . Brien McMahon of Connecticut, who
left his new and beautiful wife behind at the
beach .. . Chip Robert, who did not leave his
beautiful wife behind . . . Mauve-eyed Lee
Pressman, legal brains of John L. Lewis, waiting
to see Harry Hopkins . . . Handsome Donald
Russell of South Carolina, wondering, whether
Cotton Ed Smith would bless the convention . .
. . Helen Kennedy, comely daughter of United
Mine Workers' Tom Kennedy. He once was
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania . . . Eru-
dite Leo Crowley of Wisconsin, who could have
been chairman of the National Committee if
he had not just become head of a utility cor-
poration. (The Demos are going to have to
do a lot of utility blasting 'against Willkie) ...
Harvey Couch of Arkansas, another utility mag-
nate-but strong for Roosevelt . . . Paul Fitz-
patrick, new Democratic chairman of Buffalo,
confident that Willkie cannot carry New York
State . . . Tom Corcoran and Ben Cohen, the
famous Brain Trusters, nowhere to be seen.
11er Military Man
Of the many amusing convention incidents,
the most hilarious went almost unwitnessed. It
was dapper, bald little Harry Woodring, ex-
Secretary of- War, at the rough, risque "Club
WPA, the sale of watered stocks by crooked
financiers and the propagandas of Yellow Kid
Weil and Dr. Goebbels.
rAMILY.--It is axiomatic that "a strong state
Someone had tipped off the star singer of
the evening that Harry was present. So with
all her blonde loveliness on exhibition, she placed
herself opposite the ex-Secretary of War and
proceeded to sing a gay version of "Military
Man." Harry blushed, looked, and listened.
Note-Harry said that he got 700 letters even
before he left Topeka praising his isolationist
speech, in which he criticized the New Deal's
interventionist policy. But he didn't seem very
isolated at Chicago.
Along The Lake Front
Jesse Jones' Reconstruction Finance Corpora-
tion has lent quite a bit of money to the Con-
gress Hotel, but he didn't try to improve his
risk by giving them his patronage. Meanwhile
the Congress is having rocky sledding . . . No. 1
on the list to succeed Chip Robert as Secretary
of the Democratic National Committee is hand-
some, able Colonel Edward J. S. Donovan of
Buffalo, White House intimate (not to be con-
fused with Colonel "Wild Bill" Donovan, also
of Buffalo.) Eddie Donovan has managed to
stay on excellent relations with both the Farley-
ites and the Inner Circle.
Hatch Act At Chicago
Several Washington jobholders at this con-
vention are watching out of a corner of the
eye the quiet gentleman from New Mexico who
authored the Hatch Act, Senator Carl Hatch.
Not so Eugene Casey of Maryland, special as-
sistant to the governor of the Farm Credit
Casey got on the train from Washington to
Chicago and bumped into a crowd of Democratic
delegates, to whom he began to hand out red
and blue buttons reading "Rally Round Roose-.
Joseph E. Davies, ex-Ambassador to Russia'
and Belgium, put one on his lapel, even pinned
one on Merle Thorpe, editor of Nation's Business
and mouthpiece of the ardently anti-Roosevelt
United States Chamber of Commerce. Senator
Hatch, also present, watched Casey distribute
the buttons, finally inquired: "What are those?"
"This is our patriotic duty, Senator," said
Casey, pinning a button on him. "Oug patriotic
duty is to Rally Round Roosevelt in this time
of international crisis and emergency. What
else can we do? You couldn't possibly consider
that "a violation of the Hatch Act?"
The author of the act did not scowl his dis-
approval. In fact, every time he met Casey
around the convention, he accepted a new
handful of 'Rally Round Roosevelt" buttons.
Note-Anti-Roosevelt Merle Thorpe wore the
"Rally Round Roosevelt" button all day. But
when he appeared next morning it was gone.
Mayor Maury Maverick of San Antonio drew
a big laugh from the platform committee, when
he appeared to urge a compulsory training plank,,
with the remark, "Since I became an ex-Con-
gressman I've got close to the people. You have
no idea how close you get to the people afteir
you've once been exed." ... With vice-presiden-
tial candidates almost as numerous as fleas on
a dog, newsmen covering the convention de-
cided to enter one of their own "in a spirit of
levity." They are booming popular Bascom Tim-
mons, who besides being correspondent for a
number of papers also holds a proxy as delegate
By KIRKE L. SIMPSON
Prime Minister Churchill's assur-
ance that Britain is prepared to fight
for her life with a willpower equal
to Hitler's is about to be put to
the supreme test.
Whether that test will come first
as a "fourth front" German attack,
offering England peace terms far
short of the abject surrender forced
on France, on as an attempted mass
invasion of versions. It is crystal
-lear, however, that the Nazi-Fascis
partners are carefully preparing for
their next dramatic stroke; and the
Churchill broadcast last Sunday was
designed to brace hearts and wills
for the shock whichever way it may
Against the background of Rome
reports that Hitler is preparing, in
consultation with his Axis ally, to
voice a formal new "peace blitzkrieg"
proposal, the curious lull in intensity
of the German "softening-up" air
attack on England becomes signifi-
cant. It represented the first such
lull of the month since the battle of
Britain started June 18.
It remains to be seen whether the
indicated hope in Italy and Ger-
many that the time is ripe for a
psychological "fourth front" offen-
sive on Britain is well founded, or
whether Churchill has accurately
guaged the temper and resolution
of his countrymen in hurling war-
to-the-death challenges at his arch
In any event, the synchronizing
reports in Swiss and French circles
that Germany has massed more than
half a million men and a vast flotilla
of big and little craft for their trans-
portation to invade England might
well be Nazi window dressing for1
such a Hitler peace ultimatum as
Rome reports in contemplation.'
There is one factor, however, that
conceivably should serve to give
British war leadership a far clearer
understanding of what actually is1
impending in a military way than
any rumors in circulation in Euro-
pean diplomatic quarters. The major
German attack by air, by submarine
or by invasion on England must nec-
essarily be based very largely on ter-
ritory hostile to Germany, though
Berlin draws a picture of that
German attacking force as now mus-
te'red along the wide seafront of the1
European continent from Bergen in
Norway to the Franco-Spanish bor-
der, nearly 2,000 miles to the south.
Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Belgian
and French residents, still mourning
their lost national liberty and also
the family casualties of the war,
must be well aware of German troop
concentrations or supply dumps and
extemporized airdromes in their own
vicinity, and eager to pass that in-
formation along to the British.
German commanders in Holland
have already taken steps to suppress
suspected sources ofumilitary infor-
mation leaks. It is utterly impossi-
ble, however, for the Germans to
establish an air-tight patrol of the
whole vast continental coastline and
prevent all communication between
British sympathizers ashore and
British submarines or other craft
lurking at night off-shore.
Such bits of information as former
allies can pass along could be of in-
estimable value to the British, They
could provide an accurate forewarn-
ing of all-out attack, and they could
also be a guide to counter-attack by
air on the most vulnerable centers
of the far-flung German front.
The Hatch Act:
The bill to extend the Hatph Act
has been passed by both houses of
Congress and has the support of Mr.
Roosevelt. It is a logical development
of the stand which Congress and the
President took just a year ago in
behalf of freedom from political ser-
vitude for public employes.
The original law made it illegal
for appointive Federal employes to
participate actively in party cam-
paigns, to make political speeches, to
contribute to campaign funds and
otherwise be partisans or used as
partisans in electoral decisions.
The ink was not yet dry on this
long step toward an independent
Government personnel before need for
its extension was being talked. It is
one phase of this extension which
has now been vrtually adopted. After
the extension becomes law, it will be
illegal for state, county and munici-
pal employes, paid in part with Fed-
eral funds, to engage in the political
activities now barred to direct em-
ployes of the Federal Government.
State highway department em-
ployes who receive Federal remun-
eration for their part in carrying out
th Federal road-building program,
state public health workers who oper-
ate with the aid of Federal funds,
county farm agents, and many other
classifications will be removed from
legal impressment into political cam-
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Buses for the Summer Session Ex-
cursion to Greenfield Village will
leave from in front of Angell Hall
at 1:00 p.m. today, and will return to
Ann Arbor about 5:45 p.m. Expenses
consist of a round trip bus ticket, $1.
Free admission will be arranged for
A preview of school films is being
held in the Amphitheatre of the
Rackham Building from 2:00 to 4:00
p.m. daily, until July 25. The film
to be presented today, Wednesday,
July 17, includes Vocations and So-
cial Studies as its area of interest.
The Michigan Dames will hold a
bridge party at the Michigan League
today at 2 o'clock for the wives of
summer school students. There will
be a ten cent charge to cover prizes
The Summer Session and Faculty
Women's Club will give a reception
for visiting faculty wives and guests
in the Pompeian Room in the Rack-
ham Building today from 3 to 5:30.
Graduate Speech Students: A
Speech Symposium of rhetoric and
oratory will be held Wednesday, July
17, at 4 p.m. in the Men's Lounge of
the Horace H. Rackham School of
All Episcopal students and their
friends are cordially invited to tea
today from 4 to 6 o'clock at Harris
Hall, corner of State and Huron
"What Is Ahead in Teacher Edu-
cation" is the lecture to be given by
Raleigh Schorling, Professor of Edu-
cation, at 4:05 p.m. today in the Uni-
versity High School Auditorium.
Dumas Malone, Director of the Har-
vard University Press, will give a lec-
ture on "Women and the American
Scene" in the Rackham Lecture Hall
at 4:15 p.m. today.
Chemistry Lecture. The third in
the series of chemistry lectures will
be given by Professor L. 0. Brock-
way today at 4:15 p.m. in the Am-
phitheatre of the Rackham Building.
Subject: "Stereochemistry of the
Physical Education Mixer will
be held at 'the Women's Athletic
Building today at 6 o'clock. Tickets
at 50c may be obtained from: Ro-
berta Jones, H. A. Oliphant, Donald
Farnum, and Martha Pierce (3200C
UHS). After supper is served recre-
ational games will be played. Come
prepared to participate.
Pi Lambda Theta's summer initi-
ation dinner will be held at 6:30
o'clock at the Michigan League in
the Henderson Room. Miss Ruth E.
Barnes, head of the English Depart-
ment at Micigan State Normal Col-
lege at Ypsilanti will speak on "Non-
sense About What." Members who
are unable to attend the dinner and
ceremony are cordially invited to the
talk which will begin at 8:15.
The Linguistic Institute Lecture:
At 7:30 p.m. today, in the Auditorium
of the W. K. Kellogg Building. Dr.
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