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Daily Calendar of Events
Thursday, July 17 -
DOING. Orie I.! Frederick, Specialist in Secondary Education for National De--
fense, United States Office of Education. (University High School Auditorium.)
7:15 p.m. Concert on the Charles Baird Carillon.
8:00 p.m. Bridge Lessons. (Michigan League.)
8:15 p.m. Concert by the University Summer Session Band. (Hill Auditorium.)
9:30 p.m. "The Contrast." (Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.) .


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On Emotionalism
And Patrit' ism . ..

W E HAVE SEEN a good deal of flag
waving lately, we have been greeted
at every turn with "The Star Spangled Banner,"
yet the terms "iaItiotism" and "Americanism"
gave been so eloquently and undefinably mouthed
into the common language that we are today
very much in need of a clear understanding of
what these terms should mean to us.
To the man on the street,' patriotism is too
often a superficially simplified concept. To him
it means such things as saluting the flag, sing-
ing "God Bless America," and putting out a flag
and bunting at the proper time. It is more of
routine service than a sincere expression. Too
often it is mere lip service.
T0 THE ardent patriots who decorate their
cars with red, white and blue stickers, who
serve beer on flag-bedecked coasters, we give a
word of caution. Far more important than this
outward show; there should -remain an element
of true patriotism that far transcends all these
superficialities: a true sincerity- in preserving
valid the idealistic bases of Democracy.
More than any other form of government, the
democratic system requires a sincere adherence
to the spirit, rather than an evasive conformance
to the letter of the law. Glib generalities, soul-
stirring slogans too often cloud the true issues.
We must realize the true bases of that for which
we stand.
MOST DANGEROUS of all is the individual
who enters wholeheartedly into the flag
waving ceremonies, who goes about shouting "It's
great to be an American," without fully under-
standing why. These are the parade-worshipping
patriots who revel in the pomp and ceremony-
who follow not because they believe for them-
selves, but because everyone else believes.
These are the patriots who will make the first
and best fascists, for fascism offers all the gere-
mony they could want. They are the ones who
will rally whole-heartedly to the new cause.
THERE REMAINS, however, the backbone of
patriotism: those who maintain an air; of
tranquillity when the parade goes by, for they
are the ones who will watch a fascist parade
without being emotionally carried away from
their convictions.
Their decisions on right or wrong does not
hinge on ornate and emotional display. They
have based their beliefs on primary ethical
standards of value: arguments that change not
with a turn in public opinion.
- Karl Kessler

WASHINGTON-The Administration had a
hard time making up its mind to go into Iceland.
Actually the Navy had orders four different
times to prepare for the trip, and three times
the orders were cancelled or held in abeyance.
It was last May that some of the Marines were
embarked at Quantico. They sailed down the
Potomac to Norfolk, then to Charleston, S. C.,
were kept in suspense regarding their destina-
tion until about two weeks ago.
As far as naval officers could ascertain, there
was no particular reason for the frequent
changes in plans except that the President was
not quite sure of American public opinion. Naval
officers flew several times to Iceland in advance
of the landing, conferred with the British about
all details of the occupation. The Navy was
completely prepared.
There is no question that the President has
made all the decisions regarding Iceland, even
down to such details as whether newspapermen
should be permitted to visit the island after the
landing of American troops.
The State Department approved the idea of
American newsmen going to this new American
outpost. So also did Secretary of the Navy Knox.
Both felt that just as American newsmen were
in France during the last war and reported on
the actions of American troops, so newsmen had
a right to keep the public informed about Ameri-
can troops in Iceland.
But apparently some of the Admirals did not
agree with their chief, the Secretary of the
Navy, and tipped off the White House. The
President intervened personally and said that
no newsmen could go to Iceland.
Note-Despite all the news suppression de-
manded by the Admirals, Spanish, Japanese and
Swedish ships, all close to or dominated by the
Axis, keep their radios operating while in Ameri-
can ports or American waters. It is highly un-
likely that they fail to note the presence of
British vessels or U.S. transports loaded with
American Marines.
Capital Chaff
Among other aids to Great Britain, you can
look for the lease or lend of more submarines.
About one-third of the original U.S. submarines
sent to Britain exactly a year ago now have
been sunk or put out of commission. Greece,
Crete, and Atlantic warfare took the toll ... The
Navy is sore at the State Department for not
doing a little warming up to Russian commanders
in Siberia. If Russia falls, it will be good to have
an in with the Red Army in this neck of the
woods opposite Alaska, but apparently we are
letting the Japanese do the warming up . .
Henry Morgenthau, who prides himself on run-
ning one of the most efficient Treasury Depart-
Inents in history, has kept a customs official in
Maryland who has not been out of bed for seven
years. The Government pays him $5,000 an-
'En Marche'
It is now exactly nine months since the Rocke-
feller Committee for promoting relations with
Latin America decided to educate our Good
Neighbors to the fact that the United States
was really going in for National Defense. But
after nine months of strenuous effort, the Rocke-
feller baby-thanks to the State Department-is
still unborn.
The baby was the brainchild of Karl Bickel,
forthright ex-chief of the United Press and press
adviser to the Rockefeller Committee. Bickel,
who has had long experience in Latin America,
knew that the Latin Americans were frankly
dubious whether the United States really would
build up an army and navy; were pondering
whether it wasn't better for them to cast in their
lot with Hitler rather than take chances on an
unarmed U.S.A.
So Bickel prepared an illustrated book with
graphic photos of American battleships, ship-
yards, tanks, airplanes, etc. It was an imposing
presentation, done in four colors, with 'Life"
and other illustrated magazines giving their
fullest cooperation. The book showed conclu-
sively that this country was rapidly arming.
Proof-sheets of the book were sent to the State
Department, were OK'd, and the book was
Then suddenly the State Department held up
its hands in horror, and forbade shipment.
Reason: Title of the bok was "En Marche,"

meaning "On the March."
This, it was felt, might offend our Good Neigh-
bors, might make them feel we were marching
on them. So despite the fact that the State De-
partment already had approved text and title,
the book was placed in a storehouse and has
been there ever since.
'Why We Arm'
Then Bickel got out another book. This was
called "Why We Arm," consisting of the speeches
of Franklin D. Roovelt on foreign nolicv and

to trickle down to South America. But now with
shipping space at a premium, it is difficult to
send them.
In disgust, Karl Bickel has relinquished his
no-dollar-a-year salary and has quietly faded
out of the picture.°
'Texas Politics'
Rear Admiral Ben Moreell, popular chief of
the Navy's Bureau of Yards and Docks, was
commiserating with young Representative Lyn-
don Johnson about his close, and questionable,
defeat in the recent Texas senatorial election.
"You know, Lyndon," he said, "that campaign
had one bright aspect for me. I got a celebra-
tion out of it. I am an abstemious man, but I
just couldn't resist the temptation to celebrate
that first night when you were leading by 5,000
votes and the- experts said you were in.
"But when O'Daniels was declared the win-
ner, my wife gave me a terrific razzing. She
claimed I was using you as an alibi to get out
of the house."
IT'S NOT often that we are privileged to see a
play removed from the mothballs of the last
century or two and still retain a freshness worthy
of the modern theatre. But Royall S. Tyler's
"The Contrast" survived the passage of time
with remarkable appeal not usual in the old
And combined with the goodness of the play
itself are a group of actors who seemed bred
from birth for the parts they played. Robert
Rittenour, as the paragon of manly virtue, Colo-
nel Manly, played his role with a spark that
lighted the entire play. Despite several slips in
diction, caused mainly through the continual
use of his formal language, Rittenour gave a
really splendid performance. From his posture
to his actions, he was the thorough "red-blooded
American," in contrast to Dimple (William Alt-
man) the I-learned-this-in-Europe dandy.
ALTMAN continued his unenviable stage career
as the despised character so well that we
shall personally snub him the next time we see
him on the street. He carried off the effeminate
Mr. Dimple with a finesse that was pleasing to
the extreme. At this point, we actually believe
that he really does read Lord Chesterfield in
the confines of his chamber.
Frank Jones, as Jessamy, "waiter" to Dimple,
and his servant prototype, mimicked Altman
beautifully, and added his own actions to suit
in a manner that won the audience completely.
His contrast, Jonothan (James Moll) rushed
about the stage as the typical country bumpkin,
correctly over-awed by European manners, and
shining through in his country style with an
originality that kept the audience in quite the
proper state of laughter.
LAST OF THE MEN was Mr. Van Rough, who
strutted about in his Ben Franklin wig, act-
ing the stern, but lovable father. His perform-
ance was nice, but he relied a bit too much on
"the main chance," and weakened in the last
Maria (Lillian Canon) as the beloved of Col.
Manly, started off as part of the stage props,
but rose through the play to more than just the
necessary heights. She came out in the true-
spirit of American fashion, and climaxed the
play with as good a portrayal of a heroine as
we've seen in these parts.-F
ELLIE TERRETTA, as Charlotte, in love with
Dimple, gushed more tl'ian was required, we
felt, but in general gave a pleasing performance.
She handled her hoop skirts as if she had worn
them all her life, and hinted nicely through her
actions that she bordered on being a man stealer.
Her companion, the rich Letitia (Betty Gal-
lagher) carried off her part well, exuding the
airs of a "young thing" with a natural touch.
The bit parts were all handled capably and
served their purpose to add to the attractiveness
of the entire production. Worthy of mention in
a play of this type was the fact that none of
the actors seemed as if they were bothered by
the costumes, which, incidentally, were beauti-

fully done.
BEFORE CLOSING, we would like to return
once more to Rittenour, who not only stole
the show in the dialogue, htt also gave his asides
an air of firm belief that had us believing he
had the code of ethics tattooed under his shirt.
and peeked between scenes to convince himself
A Lost Hemisphere
A FTER mNFRTNR with Prcident Roose-

By Terence
A COMMUNICATION comes, which
the boss man cannot print be-
cause it is not signed. But as you have
probably noticed, I get away with
practically anything in this column,
so here it is. It takes up space any-
Dear Mr. Editor:
We just read the most interesting
letter from Mr. A. P. Blaustein POT-
POURRI's Tom C. Thumb to his ma
. The C. stands for Conceit, of
which he seems to have an abnormal
amount . . . We shall appreciate it if
you will hand this on to him, because
it seems he needs a little less wind
in his sails on the subject of summer
We can't say so much for the Sum-
mer Session variety of Michigan men.
The only thing some of them have'
offered in the line of entertainment
so far as we can tell is walking, and
if you aren't the sweet young thing
type they just long to neck, you can't
even rate a walk. Whih brings up
the subject of saddle shoes. If men's
mentalities were measured by the
size of their shoes, the Michigan men
would be mental giants. Besides, if
the men would keep their eyes where
they belong in ordinary courtesy, they
wouldn't know so much about ladies'
shoe sizes, which is, after all, none
of their darn business. When any
woman student so much as walks by
on the sidewalk such places as the
Union or the entrance to the Arcade,
when she gets past she knows that
every detail of her appearance has
been carefully scrutinized by the men
who apparently have no other pur-
pose in life but to study apparel and
AND NOW to the library: Most
teachers know what libraries are
for. Consequently they try to make
proper use of them. It is slightly
annoying, however, to have to sit
across the table from some peculiar
looking male who stares around con-
stantly trying to search out some
petite bit of feminity. Maybe we are
one of those three hundred punders
or white haired marms-that's our
business, and if no one ever told Mr.
T. C. T. it's impolite to stare, some
one should take him in hand.
We may take more notes in classes
than our flippant friend. But we
earn our money the hard way-
(don't think we don't. In fact, we
think the thorn in our side at the
moment probably was, not long since,
one of the reasons why school marms
are as they are.) So wlen we are
forced to come totplaces like this to
get more gray matter development in
orderto keep thatlivelihood,mwe're
not apt to diddle the time away and
then finally rely on someone else's
ANOTHER THING: In our pro-
fession, we are forced, nine
months of every year, to be the models
for our pupils to supposedly follow.
If we're not, we go job hunting.
Though we'd rather have a nice va-
cation on the shore or traveling, we
come here-so why not "let down
the back hair" and try to relax and
be human for a change. As for Miss
Froitzboinder's disgraceful conga-
how is that any worse than some of
the ping pong ball imitations we've
observed on the dance floor in the
antics of the "answersto the maid-
ens' prayers" who think they are the
embodiment of grace? Well, maybe
they are; it's about all they get done.
Look, fella, what if you weighed 300?
Or were born with bowed legs?
There are plenty of men at large
around here who are anything but
an answer to the prayers of any
maidens-fair or forty. In fact, we

4hink that a good number of the
summer crew of men are either dis-
appointed football players or flib-
bertegibbets who can't get through
any other way on papa's money, or
school superintendents who are off
on a vacation from their wives.
AND NOW that our minds are re-I
lieved of this great weight, and
this missile is about ready for the
mailbox, we're going to really cele-
brate with that big double lime coke
with an extra shot of carbonated
water. If you don't like it, you can
go on home and bask in the nice
quiet atmosphere of a home environ-
ment which is free from coeds.
(Signed) Some school marms who
are within the limits of
your description and
who are having a $er-
fectly delightful time
without~ the doubtful
pleasure of the com-
pany of any male stu-
dents. (Or are they
NOW I'm not taking any sides in
this thing, just acting sort of as
intermediary or something, and this
column is open to any further com-
ments, providing they come up to the
usual high literary standard em-
ployed here. I reserve of course to
rewrite any comments into English,
especially those of Tom Thumb.
However, for clarity's sake, let me
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Union. Tickets will also be on sale
at the Rackham School at 7:30 p.m.
Students, College of Engineering:
Saturday, July 19th, will be the final
day for dropping a course without
record in the summer session. Courses
may be dropped only with permis-
sion of the classifier after conference
with the instructor.
Carillon Recital: Percival Price,
University Carillonneur, will platy a
group of French songs, including
Eighteenth Century, popular, and
modern compositions, from 7:15 to
8 p.m., Thursday, July 17 in the Bur-
ton Memorial Tower.
Concert, High School Clinic Band:
The University of Michigan 1941 High
School Clinic Band of 147 pieces will
present a concert at 4:15 p.m., Sun-
day, July 20, at Hill Auditorium. Mr.
Mark Hindsley, who is Assistant Con-
ductor of the University of Illinois
Bands, will be the guest conductor.
Although this performance will be
complimentary to the general public,
small children will not be admitted
for obvious reasons.
Excursion No. 4-Niagara Falls and
vicinity. Two and one-half days.
Prof. I, D. Scott of the Department of
Geology will accompany the group as
lecturer. Round trip by boat and
special bus. Reservations in Sum-
mer Session office, Angell Hall. Trip
starts Friday, July 18 at 3:30 p.m.-
trip ends Monday morning, July 21,
Ann Arbor.
"The Contrast," by Royall Tyler
will be presented at 8:30 p.m. to-
night through Saturday night at the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre by the
Michigan Repertory Players of the
Department of Speech Single ad-
missions are 75c, 50c, and 35c. The
boxoffice is open from 10 a.m. to 8:30
p.m. (Phone 6300).
School of Education Students (Un-
dergraduate): Courses dropped after
Saturday, July 19, will be recorded
with the grade of E except under ex-
traordinary circumstances. No course
i considered officially dropped unless
it has been reported in the office of
the Registrar, Room 4, University
The Summer Session French Club.
The second meeting of the Summer

v . i

Session French Club will take place
tomorroW Thursday, July 17, at 8 p.m.
at "Le Foyer Francais," 1414 Wash-
tenaw. Mrs. Charles B. Vibbert will
speak. The subject of her talk will
be: "Etapes psychologiques en 'France
entre 1939 et 1941."
Membership in the club is still
open. Those, interested please see
Professor Charles E. Koella, Room
200, Romance Language Building.
Lectures on French Music: Mr. Per-
cival Price, Professor of Composition
and University Carillonneur, will give
a series of three lectures with records
on French music. In the first lec-
ture Professor Price will talk on
"Early French Music of the Jon-
gleurs and the Troubadours."
These lectures, which will be given
in English and are open to all stu-
dents and Faculty .members interest-
ed, are to take place in Room 202,
Burton Memorial Tower on Monday,
July 21, Monday, August 4 and on
Monday, August 18, respectively at
4:10 p.m.
The lectures are sponsored by The
Department of Romance Languages.
Graduate Students in Speech: A
symposium in thesis-writing will be.
held Thursday, July 18, at 4 p.m. in
the West Lounge of the Rackham
Building. All graduate students con-
templating an advanced degree in
Speech should attend.
The Biological Chemistry Lectures:
The third of the series of lectures on
the fat-soluble vitamins will be con-
cerned with Vitamin A and the caro-
tenes. Mrs. Priscilla Horton of the
University Hospital and Dr. L. A.
Moore of Michigan State College will
speak on the physiological aspects of
Vitamin A and the carotenes, in Room
151, Chemistry Building on Monday
and Tuesday, July 14 and 15, at 2
p.m.' Professor Harry N. Holmes of
Oberlin College will speak on the
chemistry and distribution of these
substances in the Amphitheatre of the
Rackham Building on Thursday and
Friday, July 17 and 18, at 2 p.m. All
interested are invited to attend.
Concert, Summer Session Band:
The University of Michigan Summer
Session Band, William D. Revelli,
Conductor, will present a concert on
Thursday, July 17, 1941 at 8:30 p.m.,
in Hill Auditorium. While the per-
formance will be open to 'the general
public, small children will not be ad-
mitted for obvious reasons.

"What I'm really looking for is some club or device to play lost
balls from my caddie's pockets!"

By Lichty




Principals And Chorus
In Isolation Fight . .
White House. Secretary Ickes war
whoops against Charles A. Lindbergh. Paul Mc-
Nutt rejects a negotiated peace. Mayor LaGuar-
dia trumpets defiance of Hitler. I
These are familiar cries; ardy perennials.
They were only this week's expression of the
four gentlemen's frequently expressed opinions.
It was quite a chorus, but it was little different
from what is turned up by each new day. The
participants change; the chorus sound, with all
its angry discords, continues without abatement.
A few hours before the earliest of the four
nora-innc x.winnn Churchill deliveredl twoa.r.

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