THE CHICAGO MAROONVol. 4, No. 8, Z-149Th6 Political Scene on CampusFriday, August* 11, 1944Price Five CentsVV. Johnson AddressesSPAC Meeting WednesdayOn 1944 Campaign IssuesWednesday evening, Walter John¬son, Assistant Professor of Historyand member of the executive commit¬tee of the Independent Voters of Illi¬nois, addressed an audience of ap¬proximately seventy-five students ata meeting of the Student PoliticalAction Committee of the Laboriiights Society. Speaking on “Issuesin the 1944 Campaign,’’ he criticizedsuch men and organizations as theChicago Tribune, the Hearst press.Senators Nye and Wheeler, and theSocialist and Communist parties as“false prophets,” because of their pre-Pearl Harbor attitude toward theprospect of war.He predicted dire consequences ifa Republican House and Senate areelected in November. In that case, hepointed out, Hamilton Fish of NewYork would become Chairman of theHouse Foreign Affairs Committee,and the ranking members of the Sen¬ate Foreign Affairs Committee wouldbe Hiram Johnson of California,Shipstead of Minnesota, and Nye of.\orth Dakota. He declared that thissituation makes every vote essential,since a weakening anywhere would bea step toward making Fish ForeignRelations Chairman.After the general meeting adjourn¬ed, a meeting was held for the twenty-five new volunteer precinct workerswho attended. They will help registervoters in the Fifth Ward. Hal Holker,chairman of the SPAC, and EstherChevlon, recruiting chairman, distrib¬uted two pamphlets on canvassing, ob¬tained from the C.I.O. Political ActionCommittee. A meeting for all precinctworkers will be held sometime Mon¬day.Commonwealth WorkersSeek 5,000 Signatures;Reply to Labor RightsThe members of the CommonwealthClub are conducting a strenuous cam¬paign to get signatures for the nom¬inating petitions of the candidates ofthe newly-formed American Common¬wealth Party. The ACP slate includesMaynard C. Krueger, Assistant Prof¬essor of Economics, who is runningfor Congress from the Illinois SecondCongressional District, and two can¬didates for seats in the Illinois statelegislature. The club’s goal is 5000signatures, out of a total of 15,000necessary to place Krueger and hisrunning-mates on the ballot.The group’s latest move in its fightwith the Labor Rights Society andits Student Political Action Committee,who are opposing Krueger’s candidacy,is the posting of a letter addressedto Labor Rights, giving the Common¬wealth side of the picture. The letteraccuses the SPAC of “a technique ofslander and distortion which ought toArmed Forces To Give Up Dorms,Relieve Campus Housing ShortageThe present housingshortage on campus will beover, or substantially re¬lieved, by January 1, as aresult of the coming de¬parture of Army and Navypersonnel now housed inUniversity facilities. Thisinformation was releasedthis week by the Universi¬ty’s Business Office.With the closing of theNavy Radio and SignalSchool on November 20,Burton and Judson courts,held by the Navy sinceJuly 1, 1942, will be re¬turned to the University,and should be largely readyfor occupancy by men inthe College by January 1.Bartlett Gymnasium andthe Fieldhouse will also bemade available for Uni-BURTON AND JUDSON COURTS IN JANUARYBorgese, Niebuhr,Shuster Discuss“Papacy and Peace”“The Papacy and the Peace” wasthe subject of last Sunday’s RoundTable. Participating in the discussionwere G. A. Borgese, Professor ofItalian Literature at the University,Reinhold Niebuhr, Professor of Chris¬tian Ethics at the Union TheologicalSeminary of New York, and GeorgeN. Shuster, President of Hunter Col¬lege. >Niebuhr pointed to the danger thatthe Catholic Church may support thepresent conservative forces inside lib¬erated and belligerent nations. “Aft¬er all,” he continued, “the CatholicChurch is a historical institution, andit has to maintain itself. Some of itsstrength today is in the semi-fascistand the falling nations. Isn’t it, there¬fore, a danger that it may try tostrengthen its position by maintain¬ing the status quo and supportingconservative forces in these nations?”The three speakers agreed that theanswers to this danger, and to th^Question of the Papacy and its rela¬tion to the peace, culminates in “co¬operative unity” among Catholics andnon-Catholics, Christians and non-Christians, on the universality ofpeace and the means to its achieve¬ment. The world can cooperate andcollaborate effectively m its effortsfor peace and forget political, eco¬nomic, and religious barriers, theyconcluded.The subject for this week’s RoundTable will be “Needed: Twenty Mil¬lion Postwar Jobs.’’be alien to any liberal philosophy,” ' versity use, but the Navy will retainSunny Gymnasium and the CloisterClub in Ida Noyes Hall for the useof its Special Devices School.The Army will relinquish GatesHall, now occupied by medical stu¬dents, at the end of this quarter, andwill return Snell Hall shortly after¬wards. Gates will ’be opened at thebeginning of next quarter to women inthe College and divisions, with prefer¬ence given to students in the College,while Snell will be ready for occup¬ancy by men in the divisions by aboutNovember 15.The housing picture for next quart¬er therefore shapes up as follows:in the campaign to keep Krueger offthe ballot. It also challenges LaborRights to help arrange a debate, eitherbetween representatives of the twocampus organizations, or betweenKrueger and either or both of hisDemocratic and Republican opponentsfor election to HouseSchedules EventsOn Foreign AffairsThis week’s International Housecalendar will include three events forstudents interested in foreign affairs.Sunday afternoon at 4:30, in the HomeRoom, Chinese students will be hostsat the Soiree, which will feature anaddress by Dr. P. N. Chen, Directorof the Chinese News Service of Chica¬go. Dr. Chen will speak on “BetterUnderstanding of China.” HengSheng Lau will preside at the Soiree,and Harry Wang is in charge of ar¬rangements. Chinese cookies and teawill be served.Wednesday evenirig, at 8 p.m.. Prof-*essor G. A. Borgese will speak in theInternational House Assembly. Histopic will be “On the Destiny of Italy.”The third of the week’s events willtake place on Thursday evening, alsoat 8 p.m. It will feature a showing ofthe Department of Agriculture filmentitled “Democracy at Work in RuralPuerto Rico.” All three will be opento the public.Foster and Kelly Halls, for women inthe first two years of the College;Green and Beecher Halls, for womenin the last two years of the College;Gates Hall, for women students, withpreference given to those in the lasttwo years of the College; the formerfraternity houses now held by theUniversity (College, University, Duke,Delta Upsilon, Maroon, ‘Manly, andPsi Upsilon houses), for men in thefirst two years of College; Blake Hall,for men in the last two years ofCollege; and International House,for men and women students in thedivisions and graduate schools.The housing units to be openedSettlement To CommemorateFiftieth Anniversary In FallMembers of the board of the Uni¬versity of Chicago Settlement aremaking plans for the celebration, latethis fall, of the fiftieth anniversary ofits founding by the late Mary E.McDowell.One of the features of the celebra¬tion will be a reunion of those whoDowell organized the Settlement inthe “back-of-the-yards” district, littleboys threw stones at the kindergartenwindow to be invited in. Now morethan 2,000 children and adults cometo the Settlement each year for regu¬lar work and play in the two gymnas¬iums, the nursery school, club rooms.sometime during the fall quarter areSnell Hall, about November 15, formen in the division, and Burton andJudson Courts, the University’s-mostmodern housing facilities, about Jan¬uary 1, for the men in the College.residents there. Miss Margaret M.Sylla, the head resident, and Harry C.Rosenberg, Chicago lawyer of 77 WestWashington Street, vice-president ofthe Settlement board, who are organ¬izing the reunion, requested that “al¬umni” report their present addresses,so that they niight receive invitations.Fifty years ago, when Miss Me-Battle of the MidwayGeorge HiltonIn the staff room, the file room, theeditorial room and the other roomswhere the staff members meet, thereis a name mentioned in hushed tonesand sorrowful accents. It is the nameof Carroll Atwater. The soldiers inthe battle against bankruptcy talk ofthe old Atwater whose columns roseto the heights of literary grandeurwith such eloquent dissertations aspleas for the University Senate’s re¬peal of the law of heredity as beinginimical to the socialistic and com¬munistic ideology of some of themost advanced thinkers of the Uni¬versity.Although getting fixations has longbeen a privilege of collegiate journal¬ists, the staff was shocked no endwhen Miss Atwater contracted one forattended the Settlement or who were workshops, and class and game roomsof the three-story building at 4630South McDowell, half a block from47th Street and Ashland Avenue.The street was named in honor ofMiss McDowell, fondly called “Fight¬ing Mary” and “Duchess of BubblyCreek.”In founding the Settlement in 1894,Miss McDowell had the support ofPresident William Rainey Harper ofthe University cf Chicago, and manyof the “noted members of the Uni¬versity’s faculty, including Charles R.Henderson, Floyd R. Meechem, Shail-er Mathews, Albion W. Small, Sophon-isba P. Breckinridge, and Edith Ab¬bott, the latter being the only two ofthis group still living.“Miss McDowell served the Settle¬ment and the neighborhood in whichit was located for approximately for¬ty years,” Mr. Rosenberg said in dis¬cussing the celebration. “She foughtfor improved housing, sanitary con¬ditions, and general improvement ofconditions for those ‘back of the yards’and along with Jane Addams achievedan international reputation as one ofthe great women of her generation.The settlement she founded and dir¬ected continues as an important el¬ement in the community.”her employer. Unlike Faith Baldwin’sheroines, she singled out no one per¬son. but fell madly in love with Inter¬national House in general. The circu¬lation department discovered the ex¬tent of Int House’s influence on MissAtwater’s writing when a studentfrom the University Nursery Schoolstopped in the Maroon office on hisway to U.T. to ask whether he shouldgenuflect while passing Int House. Hethought that it must be a new MountOlympus, because from Miss Atwat¬er’s column he had come to believethat the god,s themselves live in IntHouse.When we informed Miss Atwater ofthe reception her column was getting,she smiled characteristically and re¬plied sweetly, “God damn it!”Lohman AddressesSocial ScientistsOn Black MarketOne of the effects of rationing hasbeen to give “new and added employ¬ment to counterfeiters,” declared Jo¬seph D. Lohman, Assistant Professorof Sociology. Addressing the Instituteof the Society fbr Social Research atthe University last Saturday, Lohmanfurther declared that “the federalgovernment has recently indicted anumber of ration stamp counterfeit¬ers who also possessed exceptionallyfine plates for the printing of UnitedStates currency.” As a result of this,officials already fear that the countrymay be flooded with this bogrus mon¬ey.In discussing the. Black Market,Lohman said that one of the reasonsfor the countless Black Market viola¬tions in this country is that the waris not sufficiently close to home tocheck the pursuit for private profit.The current OPA problem, he con¬tinued, is the gasoline market, withdrives being made against gas rationstamp counterfeiting and the syste¬matic burglarizing of ration boardoffices for coupons.According to Lohman, full blameshould not be put'on the filling sta¬tion dealer or the ration board em¬ployee, as outside forces enter intoboth cases. Pressure from “muscle”men and underworld hoodlums forcethese dealers to accept the stamps.The thefts of ration stamps and booksby employees of ration boards are al¬so promoted from the outsi,de as theseemployees either feel a responsibilityto their ward political bosses or feelthe stimulus of the large sums ofmoney involved.Contrary to previous notice, thesecond of the Nathaniel ColverLectures being given this quarterby George F. Thomas, Professorof Religious Thought at PrincetonUniversity, will be delivered in Jo¬seph Bond Chapel on Thursday,August 17, at 7:30 p.m. The lectureis entitled “Christian and Philo¬sophical Ethics.”Page TwoTHE CHICAGO MAROONDemocracy on CampusThrough the deadly heat of August, screamsof pro and con rend the sultry air. The campusis electioneering. The Labor Rights Society,the Student Political Action Committee, theCommonwealth Club, the Socialist Club are pre¬paring themselves for a showdown. fight thisNovember, with the first two organizationsnamed contending against the last two.THE CHICAGO MAROONOfficial student publication of the University of Chicago, published every Friday during theacademic quarters. Published at Lexington Hall, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.Telephone DORchester 7279 or MIDway 0800, Ext. 361.EDITOR: Frederick I. GottesmanBUSINESS MANAGER: Alan J. StraussEditorial Associates: William R. WambaughBusiness Associate: George Hilton 'Editorial Assistants: Caroll Atwater, Ellen Baum, Frances Carlin, Dolores Engel, Roger Eng¬lander, Vicki Grondine, Betsy Harmon, Joe Hart, Ed Hofert, Dorothy Iker, Lorraine McFadden,Don Shields, Connie Slater, Nancy Smith, Espey Voulis, Mary Wong, Carl4 ZingarelliBusiness Assistant: Nicholas GordonThe facts of the matter are simple. Profess¬or Maynard C. Krueger, nationally known lib¬eral and erstwhile Socialist running mate of Nor¬man Thomas, has announced his candidacy forCongressman from the Second CongressionalDistrict of Illinois on the American Common¬wealth Party ticket. In asking for signatureson his petition to place his name on the ballot,Mr. Krueger is activating the A.C.P. in thisarea as a third party, in opposition to the Dem¬ocratic and Republican Parties’ canaidates. Mr.Krueger is being sponsored on campus by theSocialists and the newly formed CommonwealthClub. In opposition to Mr. KruegeT is the com¬bined membership of the S.P.A.C. and the LaborRights Society. These two groups are backingthe campus campaign of the Democratic incum¬bent Rowan, who has a liberal record in Congress.The crux of the conflict between the two lib¬eral elements on campus rests in the question ofwhen the formation of a progressive third partyis most advantageous. The S.P.A.C. believesthat it is more important to elect proven liberalsto this “Peace” Congress in November, regard¬less of party labels, than to run the risk of split¬ting the liberal votes by forming a third partynow. It is feared by this group that the appear¬ance of Krueger’s name on the ballot would besufficient to defeat both Rowan and Kruegerand insure victory of the Republican, Downs,who is definitely not liberal. However, theCommonwealth Club and the A.C.P. are firm intheir conviction that it is infinitely more impor¬tant to launch a truly progressive liberal partynow, than to be concerned with the success orfailure of individual candidates in a single Con¬gressional District.In all this welter of political high bloodpressure, we see one most encouraging fact. Thegrowing membership of the various campus pol¬itical organizations, the willingness of the mem¬bers of these groups to argue issues, both generaland immediate, and to participate actively inlocal campaigns augurs well for an increasingpolitical consciousness and political acumen.Such awareness is absolutely necessary for ourfuture vital democracy.For the past few decades, the traditionalAmerican university was a peculiar institution.Beside the racoon coat, hip flask, and fraternitypin, there were academic degrees to be obtained,but these degrees were granted only after studyin such fields as economics, political science, soc¬iology, history and the like. Nevertheless, forthe majority of students, these were merelytheoretical subjects whose major utility lay ina certain limited conversational value. The ruleof thumb was: the more intelligent and bettereducated a man was, the farther away he keptfrom the political scene.It is for such reasons that the increased part¬icipation in local political matters on campus isheartening. For the people in the S.P.A.C. andin the Commonwealth Club democracy becomesmore and more meaningful. Moreover, it is en¬couraging to note that both parties in the con¬troversy are liberal, though each would probablydeny the other’s particular shade of liberalism.Under such conditions, we can look forward hope¬fully to the day when the majority on campuswill be active in liberal politics, and will be unitedin the cause of democracy.This Week On CampusFriday, August 11—Worship Service. Joseph Bond Chapel. Speaker: Janies C. O’Flaherty, Minis¬ter, Normal Park Baptist Church, Chicago. 12 m.-12:20 p.m.Graduate Classics Club. Speaker: Frederick I. Gottesman, Editor, ChicagoMaroon. Classics 21. 4 p.m.Bridge Party. Prizes. Ida Noyes Hall. 8-11 p.m.Saturday, August 12—Sunday, August 13—Religious Service. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. Speaker: The Reverend Ar¬thur A. Rouner, North Congregational Church, Portsmouth, New Hamp¬shire. 11 a.m.University of Chicago Round Table. “Needed: Twenty Million Postwar Jobs.”Speakers to be announced. WMAQ and NBC. 12:30-1:00 p.m.Organ Recital. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. Porter Heaps, Evanston, Illi¬nois. 7-7:30 p.m.Monday, August 14—Public Lecture (Humanities and Education): “Philosophy.” Speaker: CharlesHartshorne, Associate Professor of Philosophy. Social Science-122. 4 p.m.Tuesday, August 15—Worship Service. Joseph Bond Chapel. Speaker: James Luther Adams, CalebBrewster Hackley, Professor of Theology, Federated Theological Facul¬ty. 12 m.-12:20 p.m.Public Lecture: “Ethics, Science, and Polictics.” Speaker: Hans J. Morgen-thau. Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science. Social Science122. 4:30 p.m.Fiction Film. “Generals without Buttons.” (French). Social Science 122. 7and 8:30 p.m. Admission: 35c per person.Recreational Evening. Ida Noyes Hall. 7:30-9 p.m.Wednesday, August 16—Public Lecture: “Technology and United States Foreign Policy.” Speaker:William Fielding Ogburn, Sewell L. Avery, Distinguished Professor ofSociology and Chairman, Department of Sociology. Social Science 122.4:30 p.m.Organ Recital, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. Irene Pierson, Woodlawn Meth¬odist Episcopal Church. 7-7:30 p.m.Carillon Recital. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. 8-8:30 p.m.Thursday, August 17—Public Lecture (Humanities and Education): “History.” Speaker: Avery 0.Craven, Professor of American History. Social Science 122. 4 p.m.Public Lecture: “Chinese Landscape Painting in Sung Times.” Speaker: Lud¬wig Bachofer, Professor of Art. Classics 10. 4:30 p.m.Carillon Recital. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. 8-8:30 p.m.William WambaughPreview and ReviewWednesday night the Chicago Sym¬phony, under the guest baton of Fab-ien Sevitzky, the conductor of theIndianapolis Symphony, made the firstof nine Grant Park appearances.The program opened with BrahmsSymphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68.It was careful Brahms—one might al¬most say a pedantic Brahms. It wasa Brahms which missed the broad,flaming strokes Defauw gave it lastwinter. In its place was Brahmsplayed meticulously, with a precise^unvarying beat, hardly Brahms theThunderer as interpreted by Stokow¬ski or Toscanini.The andante sostenuto was quietly,flawlessly read—the movement whichfared best. The finale had a “tooslowness” which caused it to miss fire.The final impression was one of toogreat attention to detail without com¬plete and final unity of the parts.Rose Bampton, who returned foranother appearance after an unsuc¬cessful bout with the weather twoweeks ago, sang II est doux, il est bon|gom Massenet’s Herodiade, whichLucille Manners had sung last week.Miss Bampton has the advantage ofgreater technique, better training,perhaps greater innate ability, andeffortless production—the art whichconceals art. This was followed byan encore from Semiramide, the nownearly forgotten opera of Rossini,done with a beautiful flourish at theend.For her second group Miss Bamptonsang beautifully, for what they wereworth, three modern art songs andtwo encores, of which Hageman’s DoNot Go My Love and Tschaikowsky’sThou Alone were the most distin¬guished. I was struck last night bythe resemblance between the Hagemansong and one of the movements ofGrieg’s Haugtuasa—a topic worth in¬vestigating.The orchestral program resumedwith two of Harl McDonald’s Aram¬aic Poems. Like a good deal of otherpseudo-Judaic music these composi¬tions contain the usual soft intro¬duction passage which arrives ultim¬ately at the tremendous orchestralclimax accompanied by a roll of drumsand a crash of cymbals. Only Blochis successful at that style: in thehands of any one else it sounds cheap¬ly imitative. Saminsky’s Three Shad¬ows, played last winter at OrchestraHall, had something of this in them—although ostensibly on a non-Hebraictopic.The program closed with Berlioz’Roman Carnival Overture, the samehackneyed piece in the same hack¬neyed rendition.Tonight should offer a treat. Car-roll Glenn, the noted woman violinist,will play the Mendelssohn Violin Con¬certo; and Mr. Sevitzky will performthe Kalinnikov Symphony No. 1, oneof his specialties. —W. R. W.Don ShieldsTraveling BazaarA group of students, from all lev-els of the College, are in the processof forming a new activity group thatwill soon be seeking Dean’s Officerecognition.. .The purpose of the or¬ganization, as so far stated, is tofoster some degree of the elusive“school spirit” that has been so sad¬ly lacking on this campus since theabolition of football.There is however another objec¬tive which such an organization canfill admirably (perhaps an evenmore important one than fostering a sort of athleticspirit); and that is that it can serve to bridge the evergrowing social gap between the first and last yearsof the College. In most ways the University has failedto provide adequate facilities for the closing of thisgap and a surprising amount of social friction‘has re¬sulted.. .Small groups of individual students have triedto remedy the situation but their motives have not al¬ways been of the best ... Cases have been apparentwhere one or two fraternity groups (after a year ofactual hostility towards the first two years of the Col¬lege) have suddenly come to the realization that theircontinued existence on campus, at least for the duration,depended upon recruits from the younger group...Pro¬grams of cooperation were put into effect which in somecases led to exploitation. . .these activities ranged fromharmless informal discussions between the groups towell laid and executed plans of dirty rushing. The harm¬ful effects of this type of cooperation is obvious...Because they are directed at relatively small proportionsof the total membership of the first two years,they only serve to create greater disunity through theinstitution of yet another clique system.And the University itself must share some of theblame ... In selling prospective students on the “Chi¬cago Plan” the University impresses upon them the factthat they will be entering a bona fide “college” and allthat it implies.. .The academic setup for the receptiono| these new students, and the living accomodations,more than make good the promises, but there is no ade¬quate mechanism at present to integrate these studentsinto any but the most limited sort of social orientation. . . The average student in the first two years of theCollege is almost without exception limited to his owngroup in social contacts... The College, as an integratedwhole, exists purely in the University’s descriptive lit¬erature sent out to the parents of prospective freshmen.The classroom is the only place on the campus whereany kind of integration between all levels is actuallyfound... The first two years of the College have theirown dorms and their own organizations which are fur¬ther bases for division.A few of the more responsible all-campus organiza¬tions realized this unfortunate state of affairs and tooksteps to do something about it...The Student SocialCommittee, under Ernie Rowe, took the lead in havingpart of its membership drawn from the first two years...a publicity drive was begun emphasizing the factthat the Committee sponsored “C” dances were open toALL levels of the student body...Met with success atfirst, these efforts were soon without meaning becauseas the attendance of the first two years of the college in¬creased there was a startling drop in the attendancefrom representatives of the last two years...This indi¬cates that even as powerful and important an organiza¬tion as the Student Social Committee (on its own) isunable to cope with the situation... Moreover it is an in¬dication of how deep-rooted the friction and rivalryhas become. From thi^ point on, it is clearly a matter ofhaving the Dean of Student Activities accept a measureof the responsibility for the lessening of the trouble.The one bright spot in the entire situation is thatat least a few of the students have realized enough ofthe significance of the problem to initiate a really con¬structive plan of action...The organization planned,though still in its formative stages, has the stimulationof school spirit as its principle objective... an extensionof the aim (to promote the unity of the college) caneasily be implied and will doubtless be included beforesubmission to the Dean’s Office for formal recognition.Other well established all-campus organizations canwell afford to take the path indicated by the StudentSocial Committee and the Orientation Board ... IdaNoyes Council, Student Settlement Board, Social Serviceand Religious Committee, Student Publicity Board, andall other campus service groups should see to it thatthe first two years of the College are adequately repre¬sented in their membership.. .By the University’s state¬ment the students in the first half of the College arejust as much a part of the University as the divisionalstudents and should therefore be represented as «uchin student activities. By keeping them socially segre¬gated, no amount of publicity will make them part ofthe integrated University Community... D.S.THE CHICAGO MAROONGoodspeed Art Exhibit AffordsIntroduction To Modern PaintingPage l^hree^Many of us are prone to dismissthe creative efforts of the past twocenturies with a shrup of impatienceor a side-long glance of boredom.Others of a more tolerant nature justlaugh. The mode of reaction mayvary, but the general sentiment is,“Well, I just can’t see it!”Through this naively truthful com¬ment, the critic, however, has critic¬ized himself—his own in^ility to“see” a painting. He may talk ofbeing objective in his appreciationbut more often his vision is so ob¬scured by his own pictorial impress¬ions or a prejudice developed throughadmiration of the realistic perfectionof the old masters, that he completelyloses sight of the intent of the workbefore him.The current exhibit at the Good-speed Hall Art Gallery was preparedby th^ New York Mu.seum of ModernArt in an attempt to put glasses onour minds and correct the myopia ofour judgment. This is effectedthrough the of thirteen plateswhich are arranged topically (ac¬cording to the idea expressed) in orderto show some 'of the most importantapproaches to modern painting. Eachtopic, or approach, is further sub¬divided into the various treatmentswithin the group, and brilliant re¬productions have been selected in ex-Tillie the TypistCobb 203If any of you are the type who be¬lieves that thriftiness is a virtue, thisstory is yours. Whenever we send oneof our little chums a letter in whichhe is asked to return something (pro¬vided, of course, it doesn’t involvemoney in any way) his first reactionis to steam open the letter. He thenreads the letter, encloses what is ask¬ed for in the same envelope, reseals it,and marks it ‘‘No such person—returnto sender!”« 4> *International House has becometruly liberal as of late. Dogs and catsnow admitted into the dining roombetween 12 and 1, provided they comeunaided and under their own power.4> Hi 4>A telegram addressed to “CobbHell” was received by a somewhatshocked office force. We all understandthe sentiments of the campus at large,but we beg that they do not expressthem in writing.* « *Word from Mr. Rowland tells usthat he has donated his collection ofsnakes and toads to the Lincoln ParkZoo. This hobby has long been thepride of all at the Quadrangle Clubbut the cleaning women (who screamut regular intervals when they enterthe sacred chamber). What can Mr.Rowland be thinking of in makingsuch a world-shaking move?* * *Who’s Hoo? For weeks we’ve beenreceiving rather peculiar letters fromsomeone signed merely “HOO.” Won’tsomeone please relieve us of our mis¬ery and explain who Hoo is!cellent taste to illustrate each ideawhich is developed.The effect of the whole exhibit isone of simplicity, clarity, and excite¬ment. It takes the novice by the handinto vast new fields of esthetic ex¬perience and though its informativevalue is relatively low to the art stu¬dent, yet he will enjoy the ppportun-ity to see these excellent reproductionsof such paintings as Burchfield’s“Night Wind,” Orozco’s “Zapatictas,”and Gauguin’s “Spirit of the DeadWatching.”And of course the Aristotelians oncampus will be overjoyed at the beautywith which the whole thing is soprecisely classified. B.H.^ancy SmithChicago-Boosters TieGeorge Williams, 6-6Wednesday afternoon the ChicagoRoosters, the University’s summerbaseball team, tied George Williamssix to six for seven innings of nip andtuck baseball. It seems that the in¬structions on hitting given the boysby Coach Kyle Anderson has paid div¬idends and pulled the boys out oftheir hitting slump. The battery wasMcGonagil, pitching, and Freeark,behind the plate.To the Editor:I have just read in The Maroonyour open letter to Pi esident Hutchinsin regard to the president’s addressof July 20 to the University. Inyour letter you expressed regret thatPresident Hutchins did not “presentto the University a program and anexplanation with substance” and thathe .sought refuge in “platitudes”.To be sure, your letter was ad¬dressed to President Hutchins, and,since I am not even the president’ssecretary, perhaps I have no groundfor replying to your letter. On theother hand, yours was an open letter,and I perhaps may be allowed to ex¬press my opinion regarding it.My humble opinion is simply thatyou rather completely fail to under¬stand President Hutchins’ own concep-'tion of his position in and responsibil¬ity to the University. Apparentlyyou would have him in the role ofdictator when he seeks merely to bechief admini.strator. I don’t mean touse “loaded” terms, but the implica¬tions of your own argument leave mewith just that impression. You wanthim to decide the answers to all thequestions and then give them to you.To my mind, that is just what Pres¬ident Hutchins does not want to do.His entire speech might be summedup as an appeal for a representativegroup that should meet regularly toconsider and to answer for the Uni¬versity just such specific questions asyou posed in your letter—and manymore, also. He claimed that the Uni¬versity cannot escape its responsibilityto the society which it serves; it can,for a time, ignore that responsibility;as a University, it has been ignoringthat responsibility in its failure toinvestigate and to determine its owncondition, position, and aims. To askthat one man should assume such atask and to perform such a functionfor the University of Chicago, to myway of thinking, is manifestly unfair.I must admit that at the time Iheard President Hutchins give the ad¬dress in que.stion I had been a memberof the University community scarcelya month. I had never before seen thespeaker nor read anything that he hadwritten. Furthermore, I had heardpiactically nothing of the differencebetween the president and—as Iunderstand it now—the Senate of theUniversity. So, fortunately or un¬fortunately, I did not listen to theaddress to see if the president weresatisfactorily answering critics; I wasless than a non-partisan—I was astranger, and as such I merely listenedto see what the president had to say.So, I may have misunderstood him.If so, I hope both you and he willforgive me.Sincerely yours,Earl W. IsbellBox OfficeSTANDINGROOM ONLY . ; .delves further in¬to the importantsocial problempresented in “TheMore The Merri¬er.” From the evi¬dence one would- gather that Wash-^ ington is becom¬ing rather over¬crowded. But the importance of thesocial problem is deflated quite rap¬idly as Fred MacMurray and PauletteGoddard are thrown into one impos¬sible situation after another. Natur¬ally, if everyone who goes to Wash¬ington didn’t try to secure lodgingswithin five hundred faet of the StateDepartment, there wouldn’t be anycomplications — nor any “StandingRoom Only” — nor any “More theMerrier”—so we are not too unhappyabout it, as it would be a crime inthe entertainment world if audienceswere denied the pleasure of these zanymovies.In “S.R.O.” MacMurray is in Wash¬ington with his secretary, Miss God¬dard, attempting to get his toy fac- jtory converted into ordnance, but |runs afoul of the blooming roomingsituation. The only available bed,space in the city is in the servant’s Iquarters of a fashionable Washingtonhome, run by desperate Roland Young, >whose wife is busy majoring in thePLOPS all the time. MacMurray andGoddard respectively buttle and cookfor him in a more or less lackadaisi¬cal manner, while frantically tryingto contact the proper officials aboutthe factory. The resulting mess isstraightened out only in the last reel. .. The picture is a riot, if terroristicpropaganda about the housing prob¬lem.SONG OF RUSSIA ... is a well-chaperoned tourist’s excursionthrough the fields and atmosphericnight spots of the Soviet. It is alsoa Tempest of Tschaikowsky in a Tea¬pot. Shostakovitch’s name is mention¬ed once, I believe, but only to boastthat Russia has produced not onebut two composers.Robert Taylor, a visiting Americanconductor (now honestly!) is notquite convincing. Instead of playing adistinguished musician, Mr. Taylorseemed bent on being some kind ofcross between a Sinatra of the podi¬um and the All-American boy...Su¬san Peters, a dewy^farm girl from theprovinces whom he meets in Moscow,falls for both poses with almost thesame abandon that Mr. Taylor doesfor her winsome beauty. Here theaudience settles back and sighs, surethat it is about to witness the ro¬mance of the century, but unfortu¬nately something happened to thesound track which left the two ofthem gurgling like a couple of Turk-is.h water pipes. Overcoming this han¬dicap, there is a touching finale inCarnegie Hall featuring the FreddyMartin Concerto, for the third timein the movie. We blissfully go on hop¬ing that producers will someday ad¬vance intellectually enough to go pastthe first-movement.Talk of the TownDear Brutus turns up many an edd$tory—about the rehearsal that last¬ed until 3 in the nmrning and endedwith a swim off the promontory andbreakfast (courtesy of Jere Mickel).Dear Brutus was much better thistime—must be the angelic influenceof the Pastors’ Institute to which 200free tickets were issued—but sufferedimmeasurably from the lack of ChuckMcKenna’s gaudy vest. Last time theplay was given, a charming soul keptdribbling sand over the heads of theactors. Then too there is the unhappystagehand who had to sit in back ofthe tree to keep it from falling overthe footlights Betweeii the acts threewinning young feminine studentswent wading in the fountain in Hutch¬inson Court-r-they said it was to keeptheir feet cool.THE social event of the seasonis the address to be given byFrederick 1. Gottesman, editor ofye Maroon, at the Graduate ClassicsClub. His wife Charlie is pouring—she’s been practicing all week andthus far has broken only one teapot.It promises to be a complete success(the food).Ed Hofe.rt charges that the freedomof the pi’ess is being challenged bythe Maroon—the said paper refusesto print his scorching editorial on the isubject of girls wearing shorts to iclasses. We wish to present his pro-!test here in order to prevent hisdrowning himself in Botany Pond.Highspots“Pahdon mah southern accent” butit’s simply the devastating effect thatthe atmosphere here in the Old SouthI^iounge of the Hotel Stevens has uponme. Park Row Lounge, directly acrossthe lobby and to your right will caterto all you remaining Yankees.Possible indigestion coupled withsheer delight will overcome you at thepreviews of fall fashions. Those stun¬ning blazers Field’s College Shop arefeaturing, come in pale blueberry,watermelon pink, and lettuce green. Itwill be no trick for the slyest littleminx to appear sanctified and angelicin new nun-like caps, but at any rateStevens and Field’s will be able togratify any desires along this line.The Cafe Casino at 76th and Hal-sted has as much to offer in the wayof entertainment, music, a good dancefloor and a superb menu as any ofits competitors. The atmosphereand service are perfection itself anda finer time can be had at no otherplace. If you’re interested mainly ina good band with a touch of blues,and place no emphasis on food-, visitthe Cabin in the Sky and the musicthere will really send you. —V.G.Phi Sigma Delta BeatsSigma Chi in Annual GameThe annual Phi Sigma Delta-SigmaChi softball game, played Tuesdayafternoon on the intramural field, re¬sulted in a 14-9 victory for the PhiSigs. Captains for the hotly-contestedgame were Ed Barnacle, for the Sig¬ma Chis, and Bob Fiffer, for the PhiSigs. An after-the-game celebrationwas held at the Phi Sig house forboth fraternities.Documentary GroupShows Film TrilogyOn Baltic ProblemsA celluloid trilogy entitled “TheBaltic Situation” was shown Tuesdayevening in Social Science 122 by theDocumentary Film Group as thefourth of its summer series of fivedocumentaries. The individual filmsshown were “The Mannerheim Line,”a Soviet version of the Russo-FinnishWar; “Brave Little Finland Fights,”a Finnish version of the same event;and “Soviet Lithuania,” a graphicportrayal of Lithuania as a memberof the U.S.S.R. in 1940.Released by the Leningrad News¬reel Studios, “The Mannerheim Line”was well filmed and dealt with the(See “Film,” page four)Another item regarding the Botany,^Pond—it is rumored that a certain;young lady has been released fronipolice custody and now reposes among ^the lilies of the pond. B & G is slated'to start dredging any day now.Barb Swett, now a SPAR stationedin Cleveland, sends her regards tothe campus and tells the gals theyshould join the SPARs for the luxuri¬ous six-week training in Palm Beach.Luanna Engelhart is wanderingabout in a new haircut that strangelyresembles that of Prince Val—she re¬marks coyly that she’s engaged(again?)Carillon plans to have a big staffparty after this issue—it seems thatfor the first time they’re coming outeven. Champagne and everything!Visitors of the week include BillScott to see Violet Packard, and LennyHannapal, Syracuse pre-med lookingat the moon with Pat Golden.Messrs. Dardarian and Einsteinagain officiated at last Friday’s DukeHouse party—though it did lack theraciness of some of the previous or¬gies. However, the Victory Garden inthe backyard got a good working outand Tex Salmon did a little practicingwith a skit emulating an eveningon the Midway. Among the prominentcouples were Temma Mankes and JimMeyers, Daphne Woolf and RogerEnglander, Susie Burrey and Law¬rence Strotz. Fondest remembranceof any of the Duke parties—fast be¬coming a campus institution—is thetime when Fran Vincent retired toHenry Einstein’s bedroom only tolearn that there was a dictaphoneconnecting them with the rest of theparty; they talked about social serv¬ice in Russia.Biggest wedding of the week is thatof Cynthia Sibley, Sigma beauty ofdramatics fame, to Dr. Robert Cogs¬well of Cincinnati.Beecher is becoming queerer andqueerer—latest unusual occurrence isthat of the haughty young lady whostalked majestically down the stairsand asked for a boy’s bathing suit.Dave Heller’s application for V-7(midshipman’s school) has been ac¬cepted. He and his wife, the formerDeane Fons, leave for New York Wed¬nesday and won’t be back until it’sover.Operators of the Harper elevatorshave been reeling under the steadystream of witticisms emanating fromthe distinguished professors who ridein the lifts—the wit consists of ahearty chickle and a “having your upsand downs lately?”Mary Gus Rogers is becoming liter¬ary—she had two stories in “Charm”last month and another -story rakedin the shekels in New York.Communiques from the Wieboldtfront indicate that the children study¬ing for their Bachelor’s and eventheir comprehensives are holding outdespite lack of sleep and lack ofstudying for the past four years.Typical U. T. picture—Prof. MerleCoulter playing cards with three stu¬dents kibitzing over his shoulder.Logic-is-a-wonderful-thing depart¬ment: At the U. of C.—George Wil¬liams baseball game, Kenny Searsvery calmly began to convince BillBallard that there are such things as1300 batting averages. Sears explain¬ed, “You grant me that a double getsto second base?” “Yes.” “Well, anda single gets a man to first?” “Yes.”“A double is twice as good as a singleand therefore counts doubles.” Bal¬lard is inspired by the new additionto his knowledge.Speaking of inspirations — youshould have seen the College boysdown in the front row at Dear Brutuscarefully looking over the glamorgirls with opera glasses!Pa9e FourTHE CHICAGO MAROONWilson Discusses ArcheologyIn Humanities Lecture SeriesProfessor John A. Wilson, Chair-'man of the Department of OrientalLanguag:es and Literature, gave theninth in a series of eleven lectures on“The Humanities and Education” inSocial Science 122 yesterday after¬noon. His topic was “The Place of ^Archeology as One of the Humanities ,in the Field of Education.” Dr. Wlison |emphasized the fact that since arch-,eology is such an exact science and jthat since each article must be re- jstored to its original condition, the ^archeologist sometimes overlooks the ifact that he is not making archeology jan art, but an exact science which jfew can appreciate. Dr. Wilson said ,that the field of archeology must be isimplified and translated into every¬day language before it can be classedas an art. !The lecture discussed the achiev-ments of field archeology in settingstandards of technique in excavatingand caring for physical materials.Examples of field practice in excava-1tion will show the trend of archeology *toward a laboratory attitude towardmaterials. This attitude, fully just- jified by its success in preserving thephysical evidence, brings problems inthe application of archeology as oneof the humanities and in general ed¬ucation. Dr. Wilson stressed the needfor the archeologist to advance beyondhis excellent presentation of physicalfacts toward a more general evalua-■ tion of his materials in terms of man’sintellectual and spiritual problemsand accomplishments.JOHN A. WILSONMiddeldorf SpeaksOn Art CriticismIn a lecture on “Art” given at4, Monday, Ulrich A. Middeldorf,Professor of Art and Chairman ofthe Department of Art, discussed thetechniques of investigating, appreci¬ating and criticizing art. He em¬phasized the necessity for liberalismin the judgment of art.There are no fool-proof criteria,Professor Middeldorf pointed out, bywhich to determine the merit of an artobject. In judging any work of art,the critic must take into considerationthe relationship of the work to its.times, the purpose of the artist, andmany other factors. He also warnedthe critics of art against becoming solost ip^ analyzing the art object thatthey cannot see the beauty of the ob¬ject as a whole. “For,” he continued,“a painting is more than merely thesum total of its parts.”Professor Middeldorf concluded hislecture by saying that art is notsomething seperate from other formsof human activity, but is “the mortarwhich holds together all our thinking.”Sailor to Get $300Chicago ScholarshipIn recognition of a scholastic aver¬age just five-tenths of a point shy ofperfect in the radio school of the Uni¬versity of Chicago, Radioman 3rdclass Kenneth D. Platt, 18, Cleveland,Ohio, will be awarded a $300 postwarscholarship to the University, Presi¬dent Robert M. Hutchins announcedtoday. Platt maintained a 99.5 percent average in the 19-week course.The scholarship will be grantedFriday at 4 p.m. in the GraduateEducation Building in special gradua¬tion ceremonies for 78 men completingthe 23rd course in radio in the NavalTraining School.Lt. Comdr. H. C. Sigtenhorst,commanding officer of the Universitynaval training unit, will present theaward and the certificates of grad¬uation. 4The new Victor release, Piano Music jof Villa-Lobos, will find three classesof' buyers: (1) admirers of ArturRubinstein, (2) admirers, of Villa-Lobos, (3) people looking for some¬thing new and those who usually buythe new releases. Classes (2) and(3) are doomed to disappointment.The music included in this album—seven of the eight movements of “AProle Do Bebe” {The Child's Family),No. 1; and the third movement of theSuite Floral, Op. 97, Alegria Na Horta{Joy In The Garden)—is decidelysecond rate stuff. The Child's Family,written in 1917, is purely derivative—from Debussy. The unwary listen¬er at first hearing will think by mis¬take he has got hold of a latter-dayversion of the Children's Corner.The Joy In The Garden sounds likean unsuccessful rape. At that, thisand the Caboclinha {Brazilian Doll),are the two most sufferable selectionsin the album. The music is atypicalof Villa-Lobos. He was more worth¬ily represented in an album of Braz¬ilian Festival Music released a fewyears ago. ^The discs themselves continue thin,with hissing, gritty surfaces which;sound miserable after four playings, jColumbia is managing much better in 'this respect of late. W. R. W. 1CLASSIFIEDLost—Green and cream girl's bicycle, at IdaNoyes Hall. Please return to Maroon office.For Sale—Underwood standard typewriter. Ingood condition. Reply c/o Maroon office.Rev. Rouner to DeliverChapel Speech Sunday“Stability in a Topsy-Turvy World”will be the subject of the sermongiven by the Reverend Arthur A.Rouner, pastor of the North Congreg¬ational Church, Portsmouth, NewHampshire, at the Rockefeller Mem¬orial Chapel Sunday morning ateleven o’clock.The Rev. Rouner, who served thissummer as a lecturer on speech at theSylvan Dale School for Congregationalministers at Loveland, Colorado, wasborn and received his early educationat Omaha, Nebraska. He graduatedfrom both Harvard College and theynion Theological Seminary.Dr. Rouner, who Is biographicallymentioned in the latest edition of “TheInternational Blue Book” and “Who’sWho in the Western Hemisphere,” hascontributed chapters to the devotionalbooks, “God’s Answer” and “The Spir¬itual Diary”, and has written a leafletentitled, “Christian Prayer.”Calvert Club to HoldSocial Evening TuesdayA picnic is planned by the CalvertClub Alumni Association for nextTuesday evening. Lasting from 6:30until 10:00 o’clock, it will be held at the55th Street Promontory on the north¬east side of the point. Those wishingto attend can meet there or at theclub,'but should call Stewart 4896 orthe club at Dorchester 10252 to makereservations.Peace In Far EastLong Way Off, SaysProfessor MacNairIn a lecture on “Peace in the FarEast: When; Temporary or Perman¬ent?” Harley F. MacNair, Professor ofFar Eastern History and Institutions,expressed his opinions on several con¬troversial issues.Mr. MacNair began by. estimatingthe length oftime before peace comesto the Far East. He said that if bypeace one means the time when theinternational fighting will, itwill come within two or three years,and pos.sibly sooner. However, if oneconsiders peace as being within anation, domestic security, it is a longway off in both China and Japan.Considering the situation in general,he maintained that “if western nationsare going to follow the paths whichthey have trod for a long time,then there will be no great likelihoodof the establishment of an over allpeace.”Mr. MacNair said in particular thathe “refuses to believe that the UnitedStates is .so suicidally foolish as to endthe war without an unconditionalvictory over Japan. If we do notinsist upon this we will have lost thewar”. He declared that Japan mustbe entirely “licked” or the strugglewill be followed by a mere recess andwill be resumed in a few years.He further suggested that it wouldbe a mistake for the United Nationsto take any physical action to removethe military class from Japan. “Letthe United Nations stand aside andlet the masses of people solve someproblems for themselves,” he said.SPIC-N-SPANChef Snowden^s SpecialtiesBUTTERMILK WHEATCAKESFRENCH TOASTFRENCH FRIED SHRIMPOpen Daily except Sunday1321 East 57th Street— 7 a.m.-8 p.m.Plaza 9251Enjoy Fine Music in Air-Conditioned ComfortWarner Calls ForChanges In AmericanEducational System4“The last two wars have proved tous that the old idea of a “Philosophyof Scarcity” is no longer adequate forthe needs of modern society,” saidProfessor W. Lloyd Warner in histalk Tuesday afternoon in the SocialScience Building on the subject of“American Status and Education.”i, In the course of his lecture Profes-i sor Warner described the present' status system in this country, show-, ing that this class system carried overinto and even dominated education inthis country. He pointed out thatmost teachers probably do not con¬sciously discriminate against the low¬er class children, but that the factremains, as proved by surveys, thatdiscrimination does exist. “Even thelower class children themselves ex¬hibit this partiality,” said Warner,as he cited the results of a surveytaken among school children of thefifth and sixth grade levels to provehis point.The remedy, Warner believes, isto keep the present status system,but to make certain changes withinthat system so that we can distributemore evenly the products of our pres¬ent day production. “The recentstrides in technology have outstrippedour progress in sociology, and untilthe social structure is brought moreinto harmony with technology therewill be an unsatisfactory condition inAmerica,” said Warner in closing thelecture.TERESA DOLANDANCING SCHOOL1208 L 63rd St. (N««r WoodUwn Av.)Private lessons $1.50—12 N-l I P.M. dailyLady or Gentleman InstructorsTelephone Hyde Perk 3080Film.,,(Continued from page three)occupation and rehabilitation periodsfollowing the war, as well as theRussian invasion itself. “BraveLittle Finland Fights” showed a hero¬ically staged battle against the in-vaders, calling attention to the diffi-culties of warfare in thirty-degree-below-zero weather, and furnishing acolorful contrast to the Russian jior-trayal of the same campaign.Next Tuesday’s film will be the lastof the summer fiction series, al.sosponsored by the Documentary F’ilnigroup. It will be the French movie“Generals without Buttons.” Thelast of the documentary series, to beshown August 22, will be “KuhleWampe,” a German film concerningthe economic problems of the unem-/ployed in pre-Hitler Germany. Eachfilm will be shown twice, at seven andeight-thirty o’clock, in .Social Science122. Admission is thirty-five centsper person, including tax.U.T.1131-1133 E. 55th St.Complete Selectionof Beers andOther BeveragesMIDway 0524Blatz BeerBEST SELLERSOF THE WEEKSTRANGE FRUITLillian Smith $2.75THE RAZOR’S EDGEW. Somerset Maugham $2.75LEAVE HER TO HEAVENBen Ames Williams r; $2.50THE ROBELloyd C. Douglas $2.75JOSEPH THE PROVIDERThomas Mann $3.00FAIR STOOD THE WIND FOR FRANCEH. E. Bates $2.50A BELL FOR ADANOJohn Hersey $2.50I NEVER LEFT HOMEBob Hope $1.00YANKEE FROM OLYMPUSCatherine Drinker Bowen $3.00HERE IS YOUR WARErnie Pyle $3.00TEN YEARS IN JAPANJoseph C. Crew $3.75U.S. WAR AIMSWalter Lippmann $1.50THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGOBOOK STORE5802 Ellis Avenue, Chicago, III.