gObe jlBatly inamonVol. 39, No. 43. Z-149 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1938 Price Three CentsSuppress Civil Liberty toStop Violence—SharpThe FederalTheatre! FACTS vs. IDEABy LILLIAN SCHOENMiss Schoen will be remetnberedas vitriolic gossip columnist of lasti/ear’s Maroon, as director of Inter¬national House dramatic activities,and as actress in Dramatic Associa¬tion productions. She is now assistantdirector of the Federal Theatre forthe Middlewest, actively engaged incriistallizing dramatic activity inChicago and welding the Theatre in¬to a closer unit.The Federal Theatre was estab¬lished in 1936 in order to provide op¬portunity for the many thousands ofprofessional theatre workers whowore without facilities to pursue theirart. It was part of the Works Prog¬ress Administration and as suchformed a branch of the general reliefprogram of the Federal Administra¬tion.Today the picture in the FederalTheatre is quite different. A changehas taken place in the attitude of thepublic toward the Theatre and in theTheatre toward itself. No doubt therewere those who, even in the earlyday.s pictured a Federal Theatre assomething other than a purely reliefmeasure*—who saw its possibilities asan artistic and experimental venture.This vision has spread and now work¬ers in the Federal Theatre no longerconsider their position as a merestop-gap. They feel that they arepart of a legitimate theatre which,while not competing with the regu¬lar commercial theatre, is contribut¬ing to that theatre through the in¬auguration and testing of new pro¬duction methods and through thestimulation of audience interest.It is not the desire nor the sphereof the Federal Theatre to producecommercial successes. This statementIS not intended as an excuse for poorproductions, but if this attitude isaccepted from the start the entireprogram of the Federal Theatreemerges with greater clarity.It would be possible to submit sta¬tistics on the great numbers of playsproduced in the past three years, onthe number of communities visitedwhere the inhabitants have never be¬fore seen a living actor, on the num¬ber of experimental theatres beingformed in such communities, on thenumber of established communitygroups being aided; but all this is ofinterest only to the specialist. Of moregeneral interest and of more impor¬tance to the future welfare of theFederal Theatre is the publication ofthe general policy which the Theatrenow’ intends to follow. As Mrs. HallieFlanagan, national Federal Theatredirector, has said, “To grow up with¬out settling dowm is the perpetualproblem of any institution.” The im¬plications of the phrase “settlingdown” is something all young institu¬tions, as well as all young people, ab¬hor. If, however, progress is to bemade, a definite, but flexible programmust be formed. The general policyof the Federal Theatre is the spreadand development of the art of thetheatre in America through a pro¬gram of informal audience educationand through play production of thehighest caliber of which it is capable.The policy is idealistic. It has beenformed by people who believe thatthe possibilities of a national Amer¬ican theatre are not too remote andwho believe that such a theatre cancome only from and of the American))eople. It must be clearly understoodthat the meaning of “National Thea¬tre” is not confined to financial sup¬port by the national government. Itmeans rather a central office, sanc¬tioned, but not controlled, by the gov¬ernment, through which theatres inall parts of the United States mayoperate. With a development such asthis in mind the Federal Theatre forthe Midwest has taken certain definitesteps which it hopes will lead towardthe ultimate goal.Of primary importance in this re¬spect is the formation of a special Re¬hearsal Studio. In this Studio actorswill receive training which will im-prove their technical facilitiesthrough courses in voice and diction,body technique, dancing, pantomimeand the like. A radio division will beestablished which will serve the dou¬ble purpose of training the actors forradio performances and of acquaint¬ing the public with the work of theFederal Theatre through broadcasts.The purpose of the Rehearsal Stu¬dio is fourfold:I. To provide an experimental thea¬tre which actors, directors, play¬wrights and designers may use forthe development of their skills andI (Continued on page 3) Settlement BeginsDrive for Oothes,Cash, ProvisionsPlace 30 ContributionBoxes on QuadranglesToday.Settlement week, the annual drivefor clothes, cash, and food for theUniversity Settlement, will begin to¬morrow with the placing of over 30contribution boxes around the cam¬pus. “Money raised in this way,” de¬clared President Margaret Merri-field, who is directing the drive, “willgo to the aid of those children whoare denied such necessities as properfood, warm clothing, and healthyhomes.”The Reynolds Club has set an ex¬ample by donating to the drive over200 all day suckers for the Settle¬ment Christmas party. Other organi¬zations are experfed to make similardonations.Friday CollectionFriday will be devoted to a raidupon the dormitories of the campus.The girls of the Board will collectcast-off clothing from the men’s dor¬mitories while men members willcanvass the women’s dormitories andclubs for clothes.For those not reached by this or¬ganized pillage the Chapel office willbe open for the collecting of hand-me-downs. Not only clothing but toysare wanted for distribution to the un¬der-privileged of the Settlement dis¬trict.Sunday night in the Chapel at 7the annual Settlement Christmaspageant will be given. At the closeof the service the robed shepherdsof the pageant will be in the chancelto receive gifts of canned goods,clothing, and money which people ofthe University Community contributeeach year.Bookstore RequestsUsed TextsFor ExchangeShort on books and long on cus¬tomers is the present condition of theBook Exchange, as reported by theUniversity Bookstore. With end ofthe quarter approaching, books forWinter Quarter are much in demandand students possessing texts areurged to put them on the shelves ofthe Book Exchange. The Exchange isrun by the Bookstore, a ten per centservice charge being made.According to records of formeryears the Bookstore says that the fol¬lowing books will be in demand; 200copies of the 1931 edition of Robin¬son’s “History of the WesternWorld”, 10 or 15 copies of Brink’s“Plane Trigonometry” with tables, 25Schlesinger’s “General Chemistry”,the third edition, 16 “Approaches toPoetry” by Blair and Chandler, 10 or15 Kroeber’s “Anthropology” withsupplement.Students who wish to dispose of thetexts listed as well as others whichwill be used to a lesser degree, areurged to bring them into the Book¬store immediately. Those who needtexts are urged to buy their booksearly in order to get the best pricesand better copies.ASU DiscussesConvention TopicsAt Meeting Today“The University we want to studyin, the America we want to live in,and the World that will give uspeace” are the main topics up fordiscussion at the “Pre-ConventionConvention” of the American StudentUnion to be held today from 3:30 to5:30 in Rosenwald 2. The election ofdelegates to the National Convention,to be held in New York during Christ¬mas week, will also be held at thesame time.The meeting will be divided intothree sessions, the first an introduc¬tory discussion of the afternoon’s pro¬gram. The meeting will then breakup into three discussions groups tobe led by Wayne Barker, Dick Lind-heim, and Dick Feise. In mild and equivocal manner,Melvin Sharp, associate professor ofLaw, open^ a series of talks onCivil Liberty last night in the SocialScience Assembly hall.The gist of Sharp’s lecture, whichwas sponsored by the Graduate Polit¬ical Science Club, was that the doc¬trine of Oliver Wendell Holmesshould be adhered to in determiningthe extent of civil liberties. He sup¬ported Holmes’ stand, as evidencedin several Supreme Court decisions,that no liberty should be suppressedunless the failure to suppress itwould bring forth immediate violence.In an unusually productive discus¬sion session following Sharp’s talk,he was accused of doing what he saidthe Communists did—using freespeech as a tool for his interests. Butwhile he admitted that he favoredsuppression of minority groups un¬der certain conditions, Mr. Sharpsaid that he would not favor thecurtailment of liberties to the extentof keeping either Nazis or Commu¬nists off the ballot.He also brought out the point thatit was unfair, under the principlesof the American system, to depriveany speaker of the right to use apublic hall to deliver an address. Hemade specific reference to the factthat the University had prohibiteda Nazi to speak in one of its auditor¬iums.Sharp dismissed the question,“Who is a radical?” by contendingReynolds CouncilAids Christmas TeaAt Ida NoyesContinuing its policy of co-opera¬tion with Ida Noyes Council activitiesthe Reynolds Club Council will act ashosts at the Annual Christmas Teagiven in Ida Noyes library Friday,December 16 between 3:30 and5:30.At the tomorrow’s meeting of theReynolds Council tw o proposedamendments to the constitution willbe voted upon. The first calls for thepower of the Council to drop an in¬active member, a necessity whichhas not yet risen; and the secondrescinds the provision allowing butone member of a fraternity on theCouncil at one time. This rule worksa hardship since it hinders frater¬nity men from working up in thegroup. The new rule w'ould allowtwo men from the .same fraternityon the Council and one on theCentral Committee. The Council islaying plans for a series of basket¬ball dances to be held Winter Quar¬ter.Pulse Ticks OffLibrary FacilitiesPulse, out Thursday, continues itssurveys of the departments and facil¬ities of the University with a storyon the libraries. In keeping with theholiday season, there will also be afeature story on gift suggestions.When Pulse departed from its anti¬comic stand in its second issue andpublished a page of cartoons, thefeature proved so popular that theeditors have decided to print more.Those in this issue are the handi¬work of Peggy Rice, daughter of thenovelist-playwright Elmer Rice, andLorraine Lewis, who will furthersupplement the cartoons with poeticcaptions.The sales contest among the wo¬men’s clubs will again be run. Nomore than five women may repre¬sent a club. All copies will be issuedin the Lexington Hall Pulse officeafter 8:30 Thursday morning.Talks on Speech ProblemsClarence T. Simon, director of theSpeech Clinic at Northwestern Uni¬versity, will speak on “Speech Prob¬lems of Young Children” this after¬noon at 3:45 in Graduate Education126. His lecture is the last in a se¬ries sponsored by the Child Develop¬ment Committee and the Woman’sBoard of the Nursery School.Mrs. Horace Horton, a member ofthe Woman’s Board, will preside. that in that category fell Commu¬nists and extreme Nazis. Againstthese, he aligned the liberal and con¬servative elements, who, he said,used reason as their arguing force.When asked by one graduate stu¬dent if he thought there 'were anyintelligent conservatives extant in1938, Sharp responded that he fer¬vently hoped so, because he secretlyfancied himself as a conservative.Most of the instances that he dis¬cussed in which issues of civil libertywere at stake were cited from hispersonal experience as member of theExecutive Board of the Chicago CivilLiberty Commission. The instancewhich he related most extensivelywas the recent Stockyard strike. Hefailed to state his opinion to thequestion of just whose civil libertywas being deprived in the laborstrife there beyond claiming that sofar as he knew all the men who hadbeen beaten, stabbed, or shot at wereCIO men.ASU Pushes PeanutsCoins! to ConventionDelegates Hold TrainParty En Route to NewYork.With stunts that range from a pea¬nut pushing race down the aisle toa “take-off” issue of the Maroon putout en route, the ASU this year issponsoring a train party for all stu¬dents planning to spend Christmasvacation in New York. Offering thegroup a special round-trip fare of$27.50 and a chartered observationcar, the Water-Level Limited leavesEnglewnod station at 4:L5 on De¬cember 21, and arrives in New Yorkat 10:30 the following morning. Re¬turn tickets are good until January10 on any New York Central orBaltimore and Ohio coach train.Planning to set up a miniaturepress department on the train, Brit¬ton Harris, in charge of arrange¬ments for the trip, announced lastnight that a model issue of the DailyMaroon, “meant to satisfy everybodywho doesn’t like it as it is,” would bemade up and autographed by the en¬tire group, and presented to theMaroon’s Board of Control after va¬cation. Songs, skits, games, and aProfessor Quiz contest about the Uni¬versity will complete the entertain¬ment for the trip, which is open toall University students, whether ASUmembers or not. Proceeds from fund¬raising activities, optional with stu¬dents in the train, will be used toaid Spanish refugees.The Michigan Central Railroad willalso offer the same rate for theround-trip to New York, if 25 peo¬ple decide to take advantage of it.These tickets will be on sale nextWednesday from 3:30 until 5. Stu¬dents wishing to go with the ASUparty must make reservations bynext Monday night with Britton Har¬ris, Emily Shield, or Judy Forrester.Tickets may not be secured at theRailroad Ticket office.Plan Program forMid-Term FreshmenAlthough no very accurate forecastcan be made concerning the numberof high school graduates that will en¬ter the University next month underthe new midyear entrance plan. DeanLeon P. Smith declared yesterdaythat probably between 100 and 150would gain admittance.It is unlikely that all of the cus¬tomary tests given entering studentswill be administered, but there arefour types that are sure to be used.They are the psychological, readingspeed and comprehension, activitiespreference, and vocational interesttests.Orientation will be hurried andprobably rather sketchy. It will con¬sist of an introductory assembly, anactivities dinner, and some sort ofsocial function.Two courses, the survey course inthe biological sciences and English102, will be offered to the freshmen. Debate UnionHolds Quarter’sFinal MeetingDiscuss 30 Hour WeekAt Meeting in LexingtonHall.'The Debate Union will discuss “The30 Hour Week,” at its last meetingof the quarter today, comparing theviewpoints of Mary Book with Moul¬ton and Leven of the Brookings Insti¬tute. The meeting will be at 4 in Lex¬ington Hall, room 6.Miss Book, who has written apamphlet on the subject, suggestedthe debate, and will be present at themeeting. After hearing a DebateUnion discussioii over the radio, shewas prompted to request the organi¬zation to discuss her analysis so thatshe might discover its flaws. Moul¬ton and Leven are nationally-knownauthorities on the subject.Last DebateThe Union’s last public debate ofthe quarter will be given before stu¬dents of the Thornton FractionalHigh School in Calumet by A1 Cooper,Maurice Reishtein, Douglas Ware,and Elmer Woods, on the subject of“The Anglo-American Alliance.”A full program of activities fornext quarter is already taking shape.23 engagements before various g^'oupsand organizations in the city have al-ready been scheduled. The Union willincrease its radio activity next quar¬ter by adding to its present work,the weekly “Bull Session” broadcastover the CBS network, and, perhaps,13 new programs over station WIND.Reeves EducationCroup PublishesStaff ReportsThree more of the 19 staff reportsplanned by the Advisory Committeeon Education headed by Floyd W.Reeves, professor of Administration,have been published recently. SinceApril, 1937, the Committee has beenstudying problems relating to situa¬tions in the schools, inequalities ofeducational opportunities, national in¬terest in education, and Federal aidfor educational purposes.“Selected Legal Problems in Pro¬viding Federal Aid for Education,”a report by Roger Hamilton, profes¬sor of Law at the University of Wyo¬ming, explains legal questions mostlikely to rise in connection with fed¬eral aid for state educational pro¬grams. Lloyd E. Blauch, principaleducational specialist on the staff ofthe Committee, has prepared a studyof “Vocational Rehabilitation of thePhysically Disabled;” and with J.Orin Powers, who has long been onthe faculty of the School of Educa¬tion in Washington, D. C., has writ¬ten on “Public Education in the Dis¬trict of Columbia.”These three pamphlets, as well asthe two earlier ones: “Library Serv¬ice” and “National Youth Admin¬istration” may be obtained from theAdvisory Committee on Education inWashin^on.Shailer MathewsTalks on RadioShailer Mathews, Dean Emeritus ofthe Divinity School, is the speakerthis week on the “Abundant Life”^series of radio programs broadcastover WIND every morning Mondaythrough Friday at 8:15. His sub¬jects for the week are “PermanentValues of Life,” “The Gospel of Fu¬tility,” “Evangelizing the Inevitable,”“Rational Hopefulness,” and “TheRole of Religion.”Each week a speaker from the Di¬vinity School, Theological Seminary,or one of the neighborhood churchesdiscusses some problem pertaining toreligious life. The series, which be¬gan last summer, will continuethroughout the school year.Pag« Two THE DAILY MAROON, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 13. 1938(MaroonFOUNDED IN 1901MEMBER ASSOCIATED COLLEGIATEPRESSThe Daily Maroon is the official studentnewspaper of the University of Chicago,published mornings except Saturday, Sun¬day and Monday during the Autumn,Winter and Spring quarters by The DailyMaroon Company, 68S1 Uniyersity avenue.Telepbonca: Hyde Park 9221 and 9222.After 6 :S0 phone in stories to ourprinters. The Chief Printing Company,1920 Monterey avenue. Telephone Cedar-crest 8310.The University of Chicago assumes noresponsibility for any statements appear¬ing in Tlte Daily Maroon, or for any con-tract entered into by The Daily Maroon.The Daily Maroon expressly reservesthe rights of publication of any materialappearing in this paper. Subscriptionrates: $S a year; $4 by mail. Singlecopies; three cents.Entered as second class matter March18, 1908, at the post office at Chicago,Illinois, under the act of March 8, 1879.itaPResSNTBo roR national aovcrtisino bvNational Advertising Service, Inc.ColUg* Publishers RePresenlative420 Madison Ave. NewYork, N. Y.CHICASO ' BOSTOS * Los ARSCLIt • SAN FNAHClSCOBOARD OF CONTROLEditorial SUITLAURA BERGQUISTMAXINE BIESENTHALEMMETT DEADMAN, ChairmanSEYMOUR MILLERADELE ROSEBasiness StaffEDWIN BERGMANMAX FREEMANEDITORIAL ASSOCIATESRuth Brody, Harry Cornelius. WilliamGrody, Bette Hurwich, David Martin,Alice Meyer, Robert SedlakBUSINESS ASSOCIATESDayton Caple, Roland Richman, DavidSalzberg, Harry Topping.Night Editor: Ernest LeiserAssistant: Lewis SprietsmaThree ImpartialPeopleAdam, the baby, and the manfrom Mars stopped over at theUniversity last week to do someof their world-famed unprej¬udiced observing.“We have been more or lessneglecting the universities,” wasAdam’s only comment, “but nowthat we’ve started we’re goingto do a good job of it. We’vegone straight to what reliablesources of information told uswas the fountain head of theUniversity, the source of all itsspirit and enthusiasm.”“You mean Owl and Serpent,”we said. “Nice bunch of boys.Senior honor men, intelligent,outstanding in activities, social¬ly acceptable, clean, brave, loy¬al. They do great things forthis famous institution of learn¬ing.”“What do they do?” Adamsneered impartially.“Well, now, we don’t reallyknow. You see, it’s a secret so¬ciety, and no one is supposed toknow whether they meet andwhat they do when they domeet. In fact, the most honor¬able members have been knownto have scruples about mention¬ing the name of the organiza¬tion in public. But they alwayssay that they do great things.”The man from Mars wasn’tconvinced. “Secret societies!Archaic hangover from highschool, where I come from. Seemto flourish in this world, don’tthey ?”“I thought this was a famousinstitution of learning,” Adamblurted out. “You should havegotten over these superstitionsabout secrecy already.”“But you don’t understand.Secret societies do fine thingsfor the ego of their members.Give them a sense of belongingto something exclusive.” 'Adam cut in, mumblingthrough his beard. “I’ve seenthem. They don’t look to me asif they need theic egos cherish¬ed.”“Even so, Owi and Serpent ispretty harmless. Why not letthem have their fun and go onfeeling they’re the salt of theearth as long as no one takesthem seriously ?”“Hmm, a liberal, aren’t you,”said the man from Mars. “Forall that they seem so innocuous,they have a fair degree of in¬fluence over their members.Make them conform. Rah-rahideal. Down with anyone whodisagrees. And I never noticedthem using their influence toback any progressive measure.”“But we just said that you’renot allowed to notice their do¬ing anything.” “Just foolishly blind. Incip¬ient vandals, that’s what theyare. I suppose you didn’t mindwhen they broke into the Ma¬roon office Thursday night andchanged the makeup of the pa¬per for you. And tried to changea story to charge the footballteam with moral laxness, andupset furniture and painted theoffice. You just thought thatwas cute, didn’t you?” continuedthe man from Mars.“Boys will be boys. After all,they’re only twenty. And prob¬ably clean and upstanding,”Adam charged in. “Didn’t no¬tice anything even faintly in¬sulting about the notes theyleft for you, then?”“That was a little difficult.But they can’t be blamed fortheir upbringing.”“Disgusting,” said the manfrom Mars. “The idea of havinga bunch of emotionally retardedJoes in a position of high honoris bad enough, but the way youaccept it is worse. And theworst thing is that there seemto be some pretty good peoplein it. Why don’t they get out toshow the rest of the'memberswhat they think of their claimsto honor?”“They won’t get out,” growledAdam. “Anyone who is able toget into Owl and Serpent ob¬viously isn’t the type to pull outof an honor society as a matterof principle.”The baby didn’t say anything.He never does, but he justlooked wise. He thinks thatmaybe someone is the type, butof course he isn’t sure.TravellingBazaarby archie and mehitabeldear boss i heard thatjack conway chapel unions presidentdrank seven beers and dancedin the midway withpaul goodman the other nitesome judson and hurtonitesthrew a bucketful of water abruptlydown on dorothy pankoke ruth moulikand eleanore hammerchet murphy in like mannergrabbed a book the librarian in har¬perhad gotten for him and rushed onjoel fantl murmured faintly afteri can tell them apart because theother one says thank youwho were the men in cjackets downtown last weekwho couldnt see the toy window atfieldsbecause of the mob solooked up concernedly and athleticallyyelleddont jump please dont jumpthe crowd looked up and our heroeshad their nosesagainst the windowbarbara texas noe of blake hasdanced with robert taylorlittle egypt has nothing on little evieof the three-way partywho left the salesmans convention onthe floor aboveto entertainappreciative alpha delts dekes and psiuswith her accordionalpha delt ralph me collum has a newmoniker business school flirtmehitabel cattily asked me to ask ifbusiness is picking up ralphprocrastination is the art of keepingup with yesterday bossdamnknow him boss?this athlete from z b tdelivers a speech like franklin dhe also knows the wheres and howsof milking d a contest cowsAmes Talks on Democracy It Takes AllKinds of PeopleIt takes courage to openly possessa monicker like Charless, butCharless Hahn sticks persistently tohis name, spurning kindly souls whotry to abbreviate it.Physically, Charless is the antith¬esis of “Joe College”, sporting abushy moustache he picked up in aWisconsin tavern, loathing all fra¬ternities except the Betas with whomhe lives.* * •While at the University of Wiscon¬sin, he learned the disillusioning factsof college life after being rushed by afraternity. Since then he has re¬nounced them, seeking solace only inthe Chicago Betas.If he is to be believed, (his fatheris an active member of the Burling¬ton Liar’s Club along with Doug Cor¬rigan) his youth was colored with theadventures of his parents. First hewent to Europe as a small boy withhis mother, Nancy Coonsman Hahn,noted sculptress from Missouri, whileshe erected a war memorial some¬where on a battle field in France.* « *From France his father’s businesstook him to Buenos Aires where thefamily lived for several years, study¬ing the natives and learning the cus¬toms. Net result of the trip was asmooth set of movies and mastery ofthe Spanish language.Fearing that Charless was growingup too rapidly, his family next tookhim out of school upon returning tothe United States, when Charlessturned his hobby into a paying prop¬osition. Today his stamp businessranks among the top in the country.For no tangible reason Charlessfinally came to Chicago, bringing hisengineering ambitions with h i mwhere he threatens to go far in thefield of chemical engineering, prac¬tically no where with his bridge play¬ing.CLASSIFIEDLOST—Gold Waltham Wriat Watch—in wash¬room, Social Science Research, Mon. Nov.28. Clip leather band; name and dateengraved on back. REWARD, phoneBuck. 9305. •FOR SALE—1933FORD COUPEGood TirolMotor in Good ConditionB. SchachtmemBurton Court Today on theQuadrangles'Surgical Pathology Conference,Surgery 437 at 8.“Christmas and The Child.” Pub¬lic Lecture by The Reverend SidneyMead, Joseph Bond Chapel at 11:55.YWCA College Cabinet. AlumniRoom, of Ida Noyes, 12:00.ASU. Open meeting on the historyof the labor movement. Social Science105 at 12:30.WAA. WAA Room of Ida Noyes at12:30.“Speech Problems of Young Chil¬dren”. Public Lecture by Mr. ClarenceT. Simon, Director of the SpeechClinic, Northwestern University.Graduate Education 126 at 3:45.Achoth. Room A of Ida Noyes, 3:30to 5.ASU. Pre-Convention Convention.Rosenwald 2, 3:30 to 5:30.“Contributions to the Geometry ofSurfaces.” Mathematical Club. Eck- hart 206 at 4:30.Annual Jamboree, EmployeeChristmas Party. Ida Noyes Lounge5 to 10. ^ ’Christian Youth League. Room A ofIda Noyes, 5 to 5:30.Chapel Union Dinner. RecreationCommittee. Sun Parlor of Ida Novecat 6 to 10. 'Colony Club Rehearsal. Ida NoyesTheatre from 7:30 to 10.“Vitruvius and the Technique ofRoman Architecture.” Prof. C. ABoethius. Graduate Classical Club at8.4 MONTH INTENSIVE COURSEFO« COLLEGE STUDENTS AND GRADUATESA thorough, mtonsive. stonographic course—MturHugJoM^ry 1. AprU 1, Juh 1. October 1.IsUorattstg Boohkt tout free, without obligation— write or phone. No eoliciton employedmoserBUSINESS COLLEGEPAUL MOSER, J.D.PH.I.RepsUsrCourtesfbr Beginners, open to HighSchool Gndseotes only, start first Mondayof each month. Advanced Courses startasey Monday. Day and Evening. EveningCourses open to men.116 S. Michigan Avb.,Chicago, Randolph 4347Those new books you want to give youririends are right on the campusat our storeMoholy-Nagy—THE NEW VISION $3.75Selden Rodman—ANTHOLOGY of POETRY 3.00Cecil Beaton—NEW YORK 4.00Vollentine-LEONARDO da VINCI 3.75Halsey—WITH MAUCE TOWARD SOME 2.00Link—REDISCOVERY OF MAN 1.75Lindberg—USTEN THE WIND . 2.50FictionduMaurier—REBECCA 2.75Held-AU THIS AND HEAVEN TOO 2.50Krey—... and TELL OF TIME 2.75Cbiidren's Books lor All AgesU.ofC BOOKSTORE5802 Ellis Ave.SANTATO CLAUS COMESTOWN WITHPULSEOUT THURSDAY, DEC. 15thSir Herbert Ames, first financial di¬rector of the League of Nations, willdiscuss “The Spirit of Democracy,”at 8:30 tonight in the Home Room of ^International House. The talk is open j ^to the public. lOc-AND THE PRETTY GIRLSSELL THEM TO YOUTHE DAILY MAROON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1938/1Page ThreeSigma ChiBy JOHN STEVENSIn 1855 seven Miami Universitystudents, six of whom were Dekes,• pot together and formed a new fra-^p,.fiity_Sigma Chi. The new organi¬zation therefore developed as a sortof illegitimate offspring of DeltaKappa Epsilon.In spite of shady beginnings, Sig¬ma Chi has grown to be one of thestrongest fraternities In the country.Every one of its 98 chapters weath¬ered the depression, which is some¬thing for a large national organiza¬tion to brag about. Also there aremore members of Sigma Chi than ofany other fraternity, in “Who’s Who”.* * *Most fraternities emphasize theimportance of the group organiza¬tion, and most fraternities keep themeaning of their Greek symbols asecret. However, Sigma Chi empha¬sizes the individuality of its brothers,and uses the meaning of its name asevidence for this. Sigma is “summa¬tion” and Chi is “variable” or “in¬dividual.”The local house, founded in 1895,is one of the oldest on campus. It issmall, but its 21 members have beenactive in campus affairs. Outstandingmen in the house include GeorgeFogle, Abbot of Blackfriars, PaulFischer, Publisher of the Cap anddown, and Joe Stampf, forward onthe varsity basketball team. Othermen in the house are active in Blackfriars, Cap and Gown, Chapel UnionReynolds Club Council, Social Committee. Transfer Orientation, theJunior I-F Committee, wrestlinggolf, and basketball The greateststrength in activities is concentratedin Blackfriars, in which not only theabbot but also five other brothers areactive.Although they pledged only one manafter freshman rushing last yearthey really got on the ball in trans¬fer rushing this fall and pledged sixmen to build up the sophomore delegation. The seven man sophomoreclass, with men like Stampf in it, isnow as strong as any in the houseConsequently, they are confident thatthey will get a good freshman delegation this year.They have no financial worries. Thehou.se is owned by the alumni, and isrented from them by the actives. The12 men living in the house pay anaverage of $52.50 a month for room,board, dues and special assessments,while men not living in the house payan average of $17.60 a month for sixmeals a week, parlor tax, dues, andassessments. Pledges pay only $2.50per month for the parlor tax plus anymeals eaten at the house. The initia¬tion fee, including the pin, certificate,magazine, and directory, is $50.* * *Last year Sigma Chi ranked sixthin scholarship. This high rating waspartly due to study rules. Weeknights from 7:30 to 10:.30 brothersmu.st either be in their rooms, or outof the house. They have a tutor sys¬tem in all the surveys, and a file ofcomprehensive exams and class notesSigma Chi is one of the few fra¬ternities on campus that permits nodrinking or gambling in the house.They have the usual number of socialevents, the most importafit held inFebruary on their Founder's Day.They stand well in intramurals, rank¬ing sixth in total points last year. Al¬together, Sigma Chi ranks well inscholarship, intramurals, is excep¬tionally active in campus activitiesfor a small house, and is a well bal¬anced organization.Rushing functions and exchangelunches are responsible for the ir¬regular order in which these articleshave been appearing, and probablywill continue to appear. Refugee CommitteeTo Sponsor FilmPresident Hutchins, Dean CharlesW. Gilkey, Paul H. Douglas, ErnestBurgess, and Samuel S. Harper arepart of an Emergency Refugee FundCommittee which is sponsoring theshowing of Julien Bryan’s “InsideGermany” at Orchestra Hall Wednes¬day evening. Funds realized will besent to Myron Taylor, head of theAmerican Committee for Refugee Aid,to be used as he sees fit.Camera shots for this famous filmwere smuggled out of Germany byBryan, who made motion pictures forthe March of Time. Orders for tick¬ets are already pouring in, and thereis a possibility that a repeat perform¬ance will be given on December 19th.Calvert Club MeetsCommons Gift NookAids Busy StudentsFor the use of busy students .andadministrators who dine in Hutchin¬son Commons, the gift nook providesa service of inexpensive Christmasand service articles, wrapping paper,strings, .and seals.The “Nook”, a table to the left ofthe entrance to the Commons, is op¬erated by the University Bookstore.Prices of gifts range from 25 centsto $4. The “Nook” is open from 11:30in the morning till the Commons closein the evening. Yesterday was thedebut day of the corner. It will closeDucember 21.L. Dr. Herbert Ratner will lead theCalvert Club in a discussion of thefour Papal Encyclicals on marriage,education, and social justice tomor¬row. This discussion is a preliminaryto a series of Wednesday afternoondi.scussions next quarter. It will beheld in the library of Ida Noyes from4 to 6.The first meeting next quarter willalso be led by Dr. Ratner who willtalk on Christian marriage. Thehours for these discussions will beannounced later. Hint Aristotle Lurks in CornerOf Musty Rare Book RoomBy WILLIAM CAUDILLLittle disturbs the musty calm ofthe Rare Book Room. Situated on thefifth floor of Harper it quietly re¬ceives approximately 400 students amonth who exhume facts from ancientvolumes. There has been a faint ru¬mor that in a forgotten corner arethe original works of Aristotle withexplanatory footnotes making clearwhat he knew would be disputed pas¬sages. If the manuscript is there, noone has yet taken the trouble to bring,it to light. It would probably disturbthe calm too much.A vagueness pervades the entireplace. Rare books, purchased by thevarious departmental heads, appearon the shelves. Sometimes nearly a100 books a month are acquired inthis manner.Collection GrowsThe collection itself had no definitebeginning; it just grew. In 1912,when Harper Library was completed,a room was set aside for the uniquevolumes which the University pos¬sessed. By 1928, the collection hadgrown large enough to necessitatemoving it to the present site. Nobodyhas any idea as to the total worth ofthe collection; the computation hasnever been attempted.Much is included besides books.Bound volumes contain early Ameri-Volunteer Hospital DepartmentOf YWCA Performs Valuable ServiceA volunteer hospital service hasbeen carried on by the YWCA at theUniversity clinics since 1936, when itwas instituted by the Auxiliary Com¬mittee. The volunteers, who work invarious departments of the clinic, aredistinguished by a maroon and whiteuniform with the insignia “Volun¬teer” on the left sleeve, and a whitecoif for those who have completed 60hours of service.There are ten divisions in the Vol¬unteer Hospital Department of theYWCA.Among these divisions is the nightmessenger service. Girls who volun¬teer for this service work one hour aweek. Their duties consist of con¬ducting visitors to the patients’ beds,answering visitors’ questions, answer¬ing the telephone, and running er¬rands.Another service which the volun¬teers perform is acting as “playladies” at the Bob Roberts Hospital.These girls tell stories to little chil¬dren to entertain them for two hoursevery afternoon.Occupational Therapy ServiceIn the occupational therapy servicevolunteers take crippled children inthe Home for Destitute CrippledChildren up to a play room. Thoughprevious experience is not necessaryfor most volunteer service, this workdoes require some experience in keep¬ing children occupied, and a knowl¬edge of handicrafts.Some of the volunteers work in theclinics’ admitting office. They helpnew patients to fill out their registra¬tion blanks. Others make surgicaldressings under the direction of staffworkers. Acting as breakfast host¬esses to people who have come with¬out breakfast to take clinic tests isanother service of these girls.Library Books DistributedThe Patients’ Library Service, inwhich only YW members may takepart because it was the organizationthat started the service, supplies pa¬ tients with books. Volunteers takethe book cart up to the patients'rooms, and there allow them to|choose any books they wish to read.Federal Theatre(Continued from page 1)for testing new ideas.II. To assist the Casting Directorby testing out actors in a larger va¬riety of roles in small laboratorytheatre plays, than would be feasiblein major productions.III. To assist the Play Bureau inits selection of plays for major pro¬ductions by providing a testingground' through the Studio produc¬tions.IV. To provide a centre in whichforums on the theatre may be held bythe personnel of the Federal Theatre.At these forums men and women whoare prominent in theatrical activities,actors, university professors and com¬munity leaders, will be invited tomeet the Federal Theatre actors so¬cially.This Studio should give the Theatrea greater sense of unity, of purposeand of planning for the future.The success of the Federal Theatre,as of any theatre, depends on themorale and enthusiasm of its person¬nel and upon the efficiency of a pro¬motion department which can gainthe support of the American theatreaudience. The former object is beingachieved through the Rehearsal Stu¬dio and the Actor’s Forum, the latteris a problem for the Promotion Direc¬tor.These, then, are the hopes and am¬bitions of the Federal Theatre—tobuild a firm foundation upon whichcan arise a truly great AmericanTheatre and to perfect means for al¬lowing greater masses of the peopleto enjoy their prerogative of partici¬pation as artist or as audience, in thegreat art of the Drama.For YourCHRISTMAS SHOPPINGPATRONIZETHE DAILY MAROONADVERTISERS can newspapers dating from 1700.There are letters from Lafayette,George Washington, John Marshall,and William Seward. Also, one let¬ter from Florence Nightingale toJohn Stuart Mill and Mill’s answer toMiss Nightingale. Chaucer, Boccac¬cio, and Petrarch have manuscriptsin the collection. Last year, the“Friends of the Library” added a firstedition of the King James Bible, andthere are many other notable firsteditions, including one of Walt Whit¬man’s “Leaves of Grass.”The Bible manuscripts and the let¬ters are kept in a steel safe. MissSanders reports that she has neverknown of any attempted theft. Indeedthe only excitement disturbing theatmosphere in 26 years, was the drop¬ping of ashes in a waste basket by acareless smoker. A small blaze en-sued which was soon extinguished.The books do not circulate and areTeresa DolanINVITES YOU TO DANCE EVERYSATURDAY EVENINGMIDWAY MASONIC TEMPLE6115 COTTAGE GROVEAdmission 40 centsPrivate Lesson Studio1545 E. 63rd St. Tel H. P. 3080 used mostly by graduate students forresearch in American, English,French, and German literature.JUST OPENEDCome In andLook AroundChristmas Cards & GiltsMen's & Women's HandkerchiefsColiege Book Shop1015 E. eist SLJust across from the dormsSECRETARIAL CAREERSfor University PeopleComplete SecretarialStenography . . . 6 months4 monthsInvestisste Thomas NaturalShorthand. It is easier to learn★ —easier to write—easier to read.Come in for a demonstration or'A' write for a descriptive booklet.Institute of Modern Business225 North Wabash • Randolph 6927SIX BEAUTIFULPORTRAITS ,Attractively mounted in book folders, andalso one (8"xl0") in frame for$8.00This Will Include the Picture for Use in the1939 Cap & GownTHIS OFFER IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTSOfficiol Cop & Gown PhotographerRADCLIFFE 1400 —1503-05 WEST 79th STREETOpen from 9:00 A. M. to 9:00 P. M. Except Friday 9-6 & Sundays 10:00 - 4:00 P. M.UHudiCHRISTHdAS^BOOKS? THE GIFTTHAT ALWAYSpleases!The New Postage Rateon Books Now Only IVsc Lb.Mail Everyone Books this ChristmasBooks bought here wrapped as gifts andfor mailing at no extra cost.Suggestions— Suggestions—Fiction General TitlesFields—AU This and Heaven Edman—Philosopher's HolidayToo $2.50 $2.75Rebecca 2.50 Lin Yutong—Importance ofYearlings 2.50 Living 3.00Strangers 2.50 Leonardo Da Vinci 3.75Paradise 2.50 Lindbergh—Listen the Wind.. 2.50Barnes—Wisdom's Gate 2.50 With Malice Toward Some.... 2.00Turnbull—Remember the End.. 2.50 Horse & Buggy Doctor 2.75Malraux—Man's Hope 2.50 Van Doren—Benj. Franklin... 3.75Walpole—Joyful Delaneys ... 2.50 Russell—Power 3.00Hutchinson—Testament .3.00 Byrd—Alone 2.50Cronin—Citadel (Now) 1.39 Mantle—Best Plays 3.00Mitchell—Gone with the Wind 1.49 Hogben—Science for Citizen.. 5.00CHILDREN'S BOOKS—Hundreds of Them!BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR BROTHER AND SISTER HERE.WOODWORTH'S BOOK STORE1311 E. 57th St. Store Open EveningsPage Four THE DAILY MAROON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1938DAILY MAROON SPORTSDePaul Repl acesFootball withFall I-M ProgramLack of Student InterestEnds In ter collegiatePlay.De Paul University will abolishintercollegriate football, it was an¬nounced yesterday by its President,the Reverend M. J. O'Connell. The de¬cision came as a result of lack ofstudent interest which no longerjustified the cost of a football pro¬gram.“In view of the lack of interest infootball,” Father O’Connell said, “webelieve a greater number of studentswill be served by an extensive intra¬mural program and by adding suchsports as tennis, track, golf and soc¬cer to the intercollegiate program.We plan to hire two new coaches tohandle the program.”Poor SeasonThe action of PePauI comes aftera disastrous football season in whichthe team lost seven of its nine games.The action is also similar to that ad¬vocated for this University by theeditorial column of the Daily Maroonseveral weeks ago.Although DePaul had scheduledgames for 1939 the contests havebeen cancelled and the fall intramur¬al program will go into effect nextyear in place of football.According to Reverend HowardJames Ahern, director of athletics atDePaul, the thought of abolishingfootball has been considered for sev¬eral years and follows that adoptedby Loyola eight years ago.Ben Connors, present footballcoach, will not remain with the ath¬letic staff, but will seek a grid job atsome other school. Marquette BeatsMaroon CagersBy Wide MarginChicago’s Maroons lost their scor¬ing punch Saturday night, and con¬sequently dropped a fast basketballgame to Marquette, 43 to 23. TheMidway defense, which had been out¬standing in its first two games,went to pieces and the Hilltoppersploughed through it for fifteen bas¬kets.The novice Maroons, playing in astrange court, were at a disadvan¬tage which they will have a chanceto throw off when they play theMilwaukee team in the Fieldhouse,Wednesday, December 21. But it willtake more than their own homegrounds to help them beat Marquette.Their offense was sloppy, and onlythree Chicago cagers scored from thefloor against the Hilltoppers. RemyMeyer took scoring honors away fromDick Lounsbury by making three ofChicago’s six baskets, and sinkingfour free throws.Lounsbury rang up seven points,however, to remain the leading Chi¬cago scorer with twenty-seven pointsin the three Maroon openers. JoeStampf did most of the rest of thescoring for Chicago with four points.The Maroons will have to stopthe fast breaks of Bobby Deneen,lightning Marquette scorer, if theywant to wreak vengfeance on the Hill¬toppers in their return match. De¬neen scored five baskets and sevenfree throws against the wild Maroonsquad, which slugged its way throughthe game with sixteen fouls.The Maroons got off to a faststart and scored four points beforeMarquette woke up. But Deneenscored to open the Marquette fire,and in rapid succession, Dave Quab-ius, Glenn Adams, and Graf, sankbaskets and Quabius and Deneenmade free throws to go into a 10-4lead that they never lost. Wrestlers FaceMorton FridayThe Maroon wrestlers under thetutelage of Coach Spyros Vorres willmeet Coach Ed Bedrava’s team fromMorton Junior College Friday at 9in Bartlett Gym. This is the firstmeet of the season for Chicago.Although the meet is only fourdays away the lineup of the Chicagosquad still is problematical. Youngand Morris are competing for the121 lb. assignment while Parmelleewill wrestle at 128 lbs. W. Thomasand Jones are 135 lb. contenders andMeyer, Budler, Loeb, Webster, andCerney are grouped at 145.Other wrestlers who have reportedfor practice and who are eligible fora varsity position include C. Thom¬as, Womack and B. Wallis at 155;Callahan, Lyness, Rice, Tully, andSills at 165; Valorz, Brewer, Crock¬er, and Standen at 175; and Brown,Flack, Traeger, and Keller at theheavyweight posts.In past years the Morton team hasalways offered excellent competitionto any of its opponents and it bidsfair to continue its good performance.The Morton coach, Ed Bedrava, isa former wrestler from the Univer¬sity and is considered as one of thebest heavyweights that ever wrestledat Chicago.Billiard TourneySix of the boys got together Sat¬urday and staged a round robin pock¬et billiard tournament at the Rey¬nolds Club. The winner w’as W. H.Taylor, followed by Kenneth Corn¬wall and Corwin Wickham. Theprizes given by the Reynolds ClubCouncil were a table lamp, a U. of C.watch fob, and set of decks of cards.Bill Blakewell, Dick Coutyle, and H.Israelstam were the other entrants. Goal Dust* * *By BOB REYNOLDSOutline of Wisconsin’s basketballBadgers:*Dupee FSmith F♦Bell C♦Davis GRundell G♦ LettermenCoach: Bud FosterMeets Chicago at Madison, Jan¬uary 9.Last year’s results: Wisconsin 46,Chicago 32.Significant only because of a bull¬dog defense, the University of Wis¬consin’s bucketeers have bumped vic¬toriously through three contests, in¬cluding upset wins over Marquetteand Notre Dame, to institute them¬selves in an early season position ofunexpected respect.Without height, experience, or starsnipers, the Badgers allowed addingmachine quints like Marquette andthe Irish only 26 and 35 points re-.spectively. Chicago butts the Madisonbulwark January 9, two days after itstilt with Minnesota in Minneapolis.4> * »Principles in the fortification areErnie Davis and Ollie Rundell. Davis,the sole regular from last year’ssquad, alone possesses court polish.As floor captain, he sets up the de¬fense and directs the offense. Run¬dell, son of the Dean of the LawSchool, was an unknown quantity un¬til the Notre Dame game, when heathletically matured during fortyminutes of play into a tempered per¬former.Foster, successor to Doc Meanwell.one of the game’s foremost techni¬ cians, admits his bunch lacks excep¬tional scoring ability and dippingeven further into the bucket of gloomhe doubts whether a finely balancedand smooth working unit will gracethe Wisconsin fieldhouse during anypart of the season.“But,” he asks, “how can you countout a gang of scrappers like thosekids? They just fight and keep boringin and snapping up everything insight. We have only one shot makerAndy Smith, a sophomore, but wescore points just the same. Every timesome one takes a shot, everybody isunder the basket for the rebound."Smith and Dave Dupee, a formerreserve who is given to playing hisgame in hot and cold streaks, com¬pose a commonplace front line thatwon’t break any scoring records. Thisfailing will probably count Wisconsinout of the crown fight.Mediocrity is carried through tothe center spot, where veteran ByronBell is likely to remain pat, with red¬headed Fred Marsh and Gene Eng¬land, a sophomore of unusual prom¬ise, doing the vulture act. Don Tim¬merman, 6 ft. 9 inch giant sophomore,stands around in practice and possiblymight be more than an ornament af¬ter mid-season.List IntramuralJunior ManagersThe list of junior intramural man¬agers for the Winter Quarter sportswas announced yesterday by facultydirector, Wally Hebert.Managing l^sketball, major sportof the winter months, will be DickNorian. Jack Bernhardt is in chargeof the indoor track meet and BillMacy will manage intramural wres¬tling.The other sports, squash and bad¬minton, handball, and bowling will bein charge of Charles MacLellan, Har¬ry Moskow, and Clarence Sills, re¬spectively.All through the yearand all around the clock Chest-erfield’s milder better taste givesmillions MORE PLEASUREAt Christmas time send these plea¬sure-giving cartons of Chesterfields—packaged in gay holiday colors—hesterfield...the blend that canH be copied...a HAPPY COMBINATION of theworWs best cigarette tobaccos welcomed by smokers everywhere.You*ll find Chesterfields a better ciga^rette because of what they give you—moresmoking pleasure than any cigarette youever tried—the right combination of mildripe home-grown and aromatic Turkishtobaccos rolled in pure cigarette paper. (Copyright 1958, LlGGSTT St Myem Tobacco Co.