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Official Publication Of The Summer Session


Acre: A Story
Of Civilization . .




Noted Writer
Will Give Talk
At Second Day
Of Conference
Prof. Mathews To Speak;
Inter-Faith Forum Set
For Afternoon Session
Lemon, Eggertsen
Give Opening Talks
Prof. Basil Mathews, professor of
Christian world relations in Boston
University and Andover-Newton The-
ological Seminary, will open the sec-
ond day of the seventh Conference
on Religion with a luncheon address
at 12:30 p.m. in the Union.
Member of almost every world
Christian conference since 1910,
Professor Mathews has traveled ex-
tensively, studying conditions in all
parts of the world, especially as re-
lated with youth. From his experi-
ences have evdlved a number of
books which have been translated in-
to many languages and distributed
His most recent book, "Supreme
Encounter: The God of History in the
World of Today," was selected as
Book of the Month by the Religious
Book Club of England. Another of
his well-known books is "Roads to a
City of God."
Discussion Planned
Following the luncheon conference
members will engage in a forum dis-
cussion from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the
East Conference Room of the Rack-
ham Building. This will feature an
inter-faith discussion of the subject,
"The Essential Unity of Religion and
Education in the Theory of the
Church," the three major traditions
being represented by Rabbi Leon
Fram of Detroit, the Very Rev. Msgr.
Allen J. Babcock of Ann Arbor, and
Professor Mathews.
Monseigneur Babcock, formerly
chancellor of the North American
College in Rome, and now chaplain
of the Catholic students of the Uni-
versity, will introduce the topic.
Report of an "Introductory Study
of Religious Education in Michigan
Communities" will be offered by the
Rev. Albert W. Kauffman, Congre-
gational Larger Parish, Hudson.
Rabbi Fram To Speak
Rabbi ram, who will introduce
the discussion, is chairman of the
Michigan chapter of the Religious
Education Association of the United
States and Canada. For some years
he has been director of the Syna-
gogue School at Temple Beth-El in
Following the discussion, Professor
Mathews will give 'a summary of its
Luncheon yesterday was addressed
by Dr. William P. Lemon, pastor of
the Ann Arbor First Presbyterian
Church, who spoke on "World Liter-
ature in Account with Religion," il-
lustrated by citations from the class-
"One of the primary purposes of
religion," he said, "is to awaken a
sense of human oneness." The peri-
odical revolt of man against a con-
ventional idea of God was shown in
"Job" and "Prometheus Vinctus," and
in such literature as that of Byron's
Cain and of Milton's Satan.
Shakespeare In Parallel
The recurrent sense of futility and
of mortality were paralleled with
readings of Shakespeare's Sonnets.
Human Sacrifice, such as may be
found in the Abraham story and in
Jephthah's vow, is equally impress-
ive in the "Iphigenia in Aulis" of
Euripides and in Tennyson's poem

"The Victim," he asserted.
Dr. Lemon dealt with the literature
of a future life as a means of ac-
quiring a sense of values in our pres-
ent existence and also with great
poems telling of the Divine Pres-
Opening the forum discussion in
the afternoon, Dr. Claude Eggertsen
of the education school elucidated
upon "The Development of the Pub-
lic School and Present Attitudes to-
ward other Educative Agencies."
Four viewpoints regarding religi-
ous education were cited by Dr. Eg-
gertsen. The first group believe that
it is appropriate for the state to pro-
vide both religious and secular in-
struction, while the second says that
all education lies within the province
of the church.
Religion In Home
Thirdly, there are those who be-
lieve that while the state must pro-
vide secular education, religion should
be left to the home and the church.
The fourth viewpoint has to do with

Will Address Religious Conference




Cycle Of Medieval Mystery Plays
Will Be Presented Here, Aug. 1


"A Cycle of Medieval Mystery
Plays," portraying man and his re-
ligion from the Creation to the story
of Christ, will be presented by the
Department of Speech and the School
of Music at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
17 in Hill Auditorium.
Director Hugh Norton has taken
six Medieval plays and blended them
together into a mighty pageant of
religion, which at the same time will
illustrate the very beginning and de-
velopment of the English-speaking
The Mystery Cycle will open with
the "Sepulchrum," designed to set
the mood for the pageant. The sub-
ject will be the dialogue between the
three Marys and the Angel at the
tomb of Christ.
Scenes Of Creation
From here the presentation will
move back to the creation, and then
to various scenes in the life of Christ
-the Betrayal, the Trial, the Resur-
rection, and finally "The Judgment
The 72 foot stage of Hill Auditori-
um will be transformed into an elab-
orate structure of levels and ramps
by designer Alexander Wyckoff. On
each side will be two towers, one 23
feet high for the Prologue and one 30
feet high for God. The face of God
will be so illuminated as to give mere-
ly the reflection of light rather than
the face of a human.
The elaborateness of the produc-
tion will necessitate running special
power lines into Hill Auditorium in
order to handle the 135,000 watts of
lighting to be used.
Cast From Classes
The cast will consist of 52 mem-
bers, chosen mostly from classes in
drama at the University. There will
be a chorus of 100 from the School of
Evelyn Cohen and Emma Hirsch
will design the costumes for the pre-
Noted Teacher
To Talk Today
Cranbrook Head To Give
Lecture In Series
Discussing "Work as a Part of the
Secondary School Program," Ru-
dolph Lindquist, director of the Cran-
brook School, will deliver an address
at 4:05 p.m. today in the Auditorium
of University High School.
The lecture, one of a series spon-
sored by the School of Education dur-
ing the Summer Session, will be open
to the public.
Mr. Lindquist was formerly direc-
tor of the University schools and pro-
fessor of education at Ohio State Uni-
versity. He received his doctorate
from the University of California, and
has served as associate director of
teacher training at the University of
California, director of research and
assistant superintendent in the Oak-
land public schools, and president of
Chico State College.
The next address in the series will
be given at 4:05 p.m. tomorrow by
Gerge C. Kyte, director of the Uni-
versity Elementary School at the
University of California.
All the talks in the series, are given
in University High School Auditori-
um and are open to the public with-
out charge.
Students To Meet Today
For Trip To Greenfield
Students registered for the Green-
field Village excursion will meet to-
aq.t7 n.t 1 n.in front of Anell H-all

sentation and June Madison will be
.costume mistress.
Those on the committee sponsor-
ing the "Mystery Cycle" are Dr. Ed-
ward Blakeman, counselor in religi-
ous education, Prof. G. E. Densmore,
chairman of the speech department,
Prof. William P. Halstead of the
speech department, Prof. Louis A.
Hopkins, director of the Summer Ses-
sion, and Prof. Earl V. Moore, direc-
tor of the School of Music.
Tickets may be obtained without
charge between July 28 and Aug. 12
at the Summer Session Office, the
office of the speech department, the
School of Music, the Michigan League
desk and the box office of the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
Parley Panels
Will Not Have
Student 'Plants'
Heads To Discard System
Of Designating Leaders
For Discussion Groups
Sweeping aside the system of
"planting" leaders at various panels,
there will be no specially designated
student members outside of the
chairmen in the Summer Parley's
discussion groups, William Ditz, Par-
ley chairman, announced yesterday.
"We feel," Ditz declared, "that ev-
ery student coming to a Parley panel
should do so of his own accord. In
the past some have received the im-
pression that certain students havej
been 'singled out,' placing the panel's
voluntary members in the back-
"Although there will be faculty-
men and one student chairman as-
signed to each panel," Ditz went on,
"the sessions are open to every mem-
ber of the University staff. There
are also no qualifications, as to par-
ticipation by the student body and
the general public."
The Parley, third annual affair of
its kind and ;a continuation of the
Student Senate's spring and winter
conferences, will open its two-day
meeting Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the
Union. The panels will meet at 2:15
p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Ditz also, announced the parley's
main committees. The publicity com-
mittee is chaired by Dan Behrman
with Joan Ferguson and Frances
Boucher making up its personnel.
Sam Greenberg heads the Contact
Committee aided by Jean Bowen.
Ditz, Irving Jaffe, James Duesen-
berry and Harold Guetzkow compose
the Personnel Committee.

Drama Group
Will Present
'Little Foxes'
McFarland And Oxhandler
Cast In Leading Roles;
Play To Run Four Days
Valentine B. Windt
Directs Production
The story of. a ruthless, money-
loving family will come to the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre at 8:30 p.m. to-
day in the form of Lillian Hellman's
"The Little Foxes," fourth produc-
tion of the Michigan Repertory Play-
ers of the speech department.
One of the leading successes of the
1939-40 Brodway season, "The Little
Foxes" tells the story of a Southern
family at the turn of the century
who have risen from the bourgeois
class. This family possesses a pro-
found hatred for the aristocrats who
have lost their money and ruthlessly
utilizes the power which money has
brought to them.
In the beginning of the drama the
family is quite a charming one but
later their desire for wealth becomes
so strong that they finally turn upon
one another.
Cast in the leading roles of Regina
Giddens and Oscar Hubbard are Ada
McFarland and Norman Oxhandler,
both of whom were seen in the Ann
Arbor production of "George Wash-
ington Slept Here."
Others in the play are Fawn Haw-
kins as Addie, Robert Reifsneider as
Cal, Dorothy Hadley as Birdie Hub-
bard, Robert Standart as Leo Hub-
bard, Duane Nelson as William Mar-
shall, Donald Clark as Benjamin
Hubbard, Margaret Brown as Alex-
andra Giddens and Richard Hadley
as Horace Giddens.
The Ann Arbor production of "The
Little Foxes" is under the direction
of Prof. Valentine B. Windt of the
speech department. Alexander Wyc-
koff and Robert Mellenicamp are in
charge of the scenery while Evelyn
Cohen and Emma Hirsch are the cos-
Performances will also be given to-
morrow, Friday and Saturday. Tick-
ets are on sale during the day at the
box office of the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre in the League.
Art Cinema League
Will Show Russian

Last of this week's lectures of the
Graduate Study Program in Public
Policy in a World at War will be de-
livered at 4:15 p.m. today in the Lec-
ture Hall of the Rackham School by
Prof. Hans Speier of the New School
for Social Research of New York.
The subject of the talk will be "The
Effect of War on the Social Order."
Professor Speier studied at the
University of Berlin and took his
Ph.D. at Heidelberg University in
1928. He was an editor in a book
publishing house until 1931 when he
became lecturer at the College of
Political Science in Berlin. Active in
workers education in Germany, he
was also secretary to the Archiv fur
He left Germany when Hitler came
into power, and since 1933 has been
professor of sociology on the gradu-
ate faculty of the New School for
Social Research. He is editor of the
faculty's quarterly, "Social Research."
During the summer of 1938 he taught
at the University of Illinois.
Prclessor Speier is a member of
the Amerizan Sociological Society
and the American Military Institute.
Music Clinic
Group To Give
Concert Today,
Students in the Summer Session's
High School Music Clinic will present
a solo and ensemble recital at 8:30
p.m. today in Hill Auditorium.
Directing the concert will be
Charles Gilbert, woodwind ensembles;
Cleo Fox, trombone quartets; Russell
Howland, clarinet ensembles;, Mil-
ford Crabb, baritone quartets; John
Robbins, brass sextet, and Harold
Mueller, flute trio.
The program will comprise Carle-
ton Colby's "Trombone Quartet-
Allegro Con Brio;" Poldowsei's "Suite
Miniature-Minuetto and Rigaudon;"
Yvonne Desportes' "French Suite-
Sarabando and Gavotte;" Beethoven's
"Trio in C major-Finale"; Johnson's
"A Viking Saga" and Clapp's "Chor-
Other selections which will be heard
are "La Salle Peru Flute Trio-Ser-
enta lII" by Mercadante; Harolow's
"Trombone Solo - The Wanderer;"
Ibert's "First Movement from Ibert
Suite;" Debussy's "Reverie"; "Am-
bade" by DeWailly; "Schersino" by
Reed, Gaubert's "Clarinet Solo-Fan-
tasie;" "Sextet in E-flat minor" by
Bohme and "Three Chinese Impres-
sions" by Kaminof.
Wakefield Is In Line-Up
-(P)-Dick Wakefield, the Detroit
Tigers' $45,000 rookie outfielder who
was assigned to the Winston-Salem
Twins yesterday, will break into the
line-up against the Durham Bulls in
the final Piedmont League game ofj
a three-game series tomorrow night.

Planned Production Cut
In Automotive Industries
Means Only Substitutions

Prof. Hans Speier To Discuss
Effect Of War On Social Order.




Based on the famous Russian writ-
er's autobiography, "The Childhood
of Maxim Gorky" will be presented by
the Art Cinema League at 8:15 p.m.
tomorrow in the Lecture Hall of the
Rackham School as the second of a
series of two Russian films.
"Chapayev," the first of the two,
was shown last week. Tickets may
be obtained at the League, the Union
or Wahr's book store.
Starring Alyosha Lyarsky in the
title role, "The Childhood of Maxim
Gorky" presents a cast composed of
V. O. Massalitinova as grandmother
Akulina Ivanova, M. G. Troyanovsky
as grandfather Kashirin, E. Alexey-
evna as Gorky's mother, Varvara,
and V. Novikov as, Uncle Yakov. It
was directed by Mark Donskoi.
Although the dialogue is in Rus-
sian, English sub-titles are included.
Typhoon Hits Japan
TOKYO, July 22.-WP-Thousands
in Japan were temporarily homeless
and 35 were dead from a typhoon
which lashed portions of the island to-
day in the wake of week-long rains.

He is the author of "The Salaried Em-
ployee in German Society" published
in 1939 and is thec o-editor and a
contributor to "War in Our Time"
*published the same year. He has
written numerous articles in the field
of sociology of war and militarism.
Prof. Charles E. Martin of the poli-
tical science department at the Uni-
versity of Washington will introduce
Professor Speier today. The lecture
will be open tothe public for all in-
terested in attending.
Berlin Claims
Taking Of Key
Red Positions
Break-Through At Polotsk
Reported; Nazis Stage
M~Iass Raid On Moscow
(By The Assogiated Press)
BERLIN, July 22.-German shock
troops charging forward with flame-
throwers and hand grenades were re-
ported tonight to have taken key
Russian defense positions at Polotsk
in the drive toward Moscow, itself
battered by the first mass German
air raid.
The break-through on the northern
wing of the central front was de-
clared to have come after a two-day
battle in which tens of thousands of
Russians were killed or wounded. Ger-
man accounts said it permitted an in-
fantry advance on a broad front.
The battle was reported by the of-
ficial news agency DNB as Germans
heard details of the luftwaffe assault
upon the Red capital, where many
fires were said to have been set and
important buildings destroyed.
Soldier-reporter Lorenz Bersch
wrote in the DNB account that spe-
cialists in smashing bunkers had to
be called in the battle near Polotsk
after Germansh ad been forced to
retreat in their first assault on that
section of theStalin Line behind the
Dvina River.
The area is about 340 miles from
Moscow and is north of the Smolensk
sector, where the heaviest fighting
had bee reponrted previously.
"The Russians knew the import-
ance of this bulwark for further Ger-
man attempts to break through in
the direction of Moscow," Bersch said.
"Never before in the Eastern cam-
paign did the Russians defend them-
selves so determinedly, but never be-
fore did the fighting cost them so
much blood. Their losses ran into
{ tens of thousands."
Bureau Concludes
Occupational Talks
Concluding its series of three sum-
mer lectures, the Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Informa-
tion sponsored a talk yesterday in
the Rackham Lecture Hall on "Why
People Get Fired."
In addition to the explanatory

FDR Asserts Plan Means
Shift, Not Curtailment
In Factories Affected
One-Half Off Asked
In Draft Extension
WASHINGTON, July 22.-'P)-The
proposed 50 per cent cut in automo-
bile and refrigeration production,
President Roosevelt told a press con-
ference today, means substitution not
curtailment of work.
The President's views were made
known in the midst of growing con-
cern among automobile workers over
the possibility of widespread job dis-
location if consumer goods machinery
is shifted over to production of such
defense items as airplanes and en-
The President said that the process
of cutting production on such things
as automobiles and refrigerators in-
volved not the cutting off of manu-
facturing, but the production of
something else in the same plants
with the same men and machines.
A 50 per cent cut in automobile
and refrigerator production was pro-
posed by Leon Henderson, govern-
ment price director.
Coincident with the White House
press conference, a delegation of
CIO's United Auto Workers from the
Hudson, Packard, Studebaker, Willys-
Overland and Nash-Kelvinator com-
panies issued a statement voicing con-
cern over the effect of a cut on auto-
mobile industry employment.
"We are acutely concerned over the
proposed percentage reductions in
making automobiles," the union men
"We are convinced that if anything
like the reductions that are being
talked about now are put through,
the result will be bankruptcy for the
independent producers."The effect
on relief costs and the morale of our
communities will be disastrous."
The proposed cut in motor car pro-
duction, the delegation declared,
should not be put into effect in any
plant until plans are worked out for
the transfer of the plant and its em-
ployes to defense work.
The President said the change
would be gradual and that the Office
of Production Management and the
Office of Price Administration were
working on the problem.
, * *
Taft Proposes Cut
In Draft Extension Plan
WASHINGTON, July 22.-(M)--A
proposal that draftees, guardsmen
and reservists be kept on active duty
for 16 months instead of the' present
12 months was offered today by Sen-
ator Taft (Rep.-Ohio) as a substitute
for President Roosevelt's recom-
mendation of yesterday.
Mr. Roosevelt urged Congress to
declare the existence of a national
emergency so the citizen soldiers
might be retained in service beyond a
year. He did not, however, suggest
a specific time limit for their tour
of active duty.
Taft said that his proposal would
result in an Army of 1,948,000 offi-
cers and men by next January 1.
Under the plan, he added, the Army
would have a force of 1,272,000
trained officers and men at all
times, while 676,000 always would be
undergoing training.
Dr. Walter Maddock
Will Discuss Cancer
"Cancer" will be the subject of a
talk at 8 p.m. today in the Rackham
Lecture Hall by Dr. Walter G. Mad-
dock, professor of surgery in the
University's medical school.
Third in' a series of medical lec-
tures given especially for the lay-
man, Dr. Maddock will discuss the
general question of cancer, showing

that this disease is second as a pub-
lic health enemy only to heart dis-
Supplementing his talk, Dr. Mad-
dock will use slides, pointing out that
the primary factor in the treatment
of cancer is the stage at which its
growth is discovered, and treatment


Traditions Sa botaging

U. S. Defense Attempt, Lerner Says'

It is the traditions of the progres-
sives that are sabotaging our defense
attempt, Prof. Max Lerner of Wil-
liams College charged yesterday in
his lecture for the Graduate Study
Program in Public Policy in a World
at War.-
Much of the difficulty of the pres-
ent foreign policy of the United
States can be traced back to certain
fallacies in the progressive tradi-
tion, he alleged. He stated three con-
cepts held by the progressives which
he branded untrue.
Wars Rearrange Balance
First of these, Professor Lerner
said, is the idea that all wars are
fought to rearrange the economic and

an outmoded one, for the total state's
concept of a lebensraum is to share
world power with no other state. A
new imperialism has come into being,
he asserted, seeking to reduce al-
ready civilized nations to the status
of backward states. The total state im-
plies world imperialism, he main-
tained, and there can only be one
total state in the world inasmuch as
there is room for no other.
The total state, Professor Lerner
remarked, is using a new technology
in total war, the elements of which
are lightning war, the planned time-
table war, the diplomatic drive with
the fait accompli as its essential ele-
ment, the war of nerves and ideolo-

he said, but rather of renewing the
For one thing, in the democratic
state at war there must be some ef-
fective locus of power, Professor Ler-
ner noted. "The role of Congress to-{
day is a clear example of how not to'
organize a democracy for total war,"
he maintained, saying that rather
than a representative body of non-
experts such as Congress, experts are
needed to make necessary decisions
quickly. The function of Congress
should be to debate issues of policy
and investigate the government, he
The democratic state must move
toward a planned war economy, Pro-
fessor Lerner predicted, and the labor

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