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fr"E MICHIGAN DAILY

iiik of none who has been so un-
ormly successful. - Professor God-
ard. University of Michigan Leon-
rd Wood League.-Political, Adv.
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Barrme Defies Convention Of
Triangle For "Different" Play

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(By Stewart T. Beach)
There are other works in English
literature besides those of Lord Dun-
sany which seem to quite defy the con-
ventions of problem plays with their
attendant and seemingly indispensable
triangular situations, and among these
must be classed the characteristically
human plays-and stories as well-
of one of England's greatest claims to
contemporary prestige in literature-
J. M. Barrie.
It is with 'sincere pleasure after
viewing, or reading the plays with
which our stage is flooded at the pres-
ent time, that one is privileged to take
up one of Barrie's cleverly whimsical
bits of dramatic literature, and he
sees in it,aa quiet relieffrome all the
coldly realistic plays which are so
curent at the present time.
Paragons of Characterizatio'n
Take the book which has been pub-
lished under the title of "Half Hours,"
and which contaius four one-act
plays, "Pantaloon," "The Twelve
Pound Look," "Rosalind," and "The'
Will." After reading over the plays,,
one might almost issue a challenge to
the world to show him four other
plays in all the realm of literature
which come so near to being paragons
of characterization.
Perhaps it is not entirely in the dia-
logue that the charm of the play lies,
and in reading them, half the pleasure
comes from the clever character de-
scriptions and stage directions which
the author gives. These directions ark
not couched in the terse language us-
ually employed in simple stage busi-
ness, and how much more effective it
is to the reader, how much more lu-
cid to the actor who is to play the
part, to have the thoughts of the char-
acter explained to him.
Take "The Twelve Pound Look,"
for example, which, by the way, sure-
ly bears one of the cleverest tiies im-
aginable, and one which gives the
reader not the slightest insight into
the workings of the exceptionally clev-
er plot.
Sir Harry has been left alone with
the woman who, formerly his wife, has
left him without the slightest inklingi
to her whereabouts, simply because

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his "success was sufficating her."
Anxious to find out with whom it was
she left him, and about to tell her in
exchange for her information upon this'
point, with what emotions he receiv-
ed the note which she left for him,
he takes a place in front of the fire-
place with her, "He sits down beside
her," might ,have sufficed in stage
business for another dramatist, but
not for Barrie. Instead of this, we
find him directing his characters thus:
"It is the first point on which they
have agreed, and, forgetting himself,
he takes a place beside her on the
fire-seat. He is thinking only of what
he is to tell her, but she, womanlike,
is- conscious of their proximity." And
then the author adds this quiet touch:
Kate (tastelessly), "Quite like old
times.,:
Delightfully Different
Barrie's plots are all delightfully
different, and one must look in vain
if he is to find one of them which
presents the hackneyed situations of
the problem play. There is "Dear
Brutus," one of his latest plays, a last
year's success on Broadway, where
William Gillette took the leading role.
There is a legend extant in England,
that on Midsummer Eve, somewhere
in the north of Britain, appears a
magical forest, where, if one shall en-
ter, he shall find out what would have
happe ed to him had he had another
start life. We are all wont to re-
mark when things go wrong, "Well,
if I had done that other thing in the
beginning, it would have been differ-
ent," and "Dear Brutus" takes care
of these people in a way which has
made the words "whimsical" and "Bar-
ie" almost synonymous.
LONGEST TOUR OF HISTORY
ARRANGED BY MUSIC CLUBS
Continued from page 1.
All-Campus Jazz orchestra, the Var-
sity Stringed quintet, the Midnight
Sons' quartet, and Rob rt R. Dieterle,
the baritone soloist who will accom-
pany the club. Ensemble numbers and
selections by the combined clubs will
not be lacking.
.In Berkeley there will be a joint
concert with the University of Cali-
fornia Glee club, and in Salt Lake
City the club will provide the musical
numbers to be interspersed with the
University of Utah Junior opera acts.
At Chicago the cli will entertain the
South Shore Country club instead af
giving a public concert.
The expenses of the trip will total
between $6,000 and $7,000, according
to the manager. This is almost three
times as great as the expense of pre-
vious trips.
SPECIAL EASTER SERVICES
TO HOLD SWAY IN, CHURCHES]
(Continued from page 1)
Death" will be rendered by the choir.
Prof. Wilbur R. Humphreys of the
English department will address Prof.
Henderson's bible class at noon. At 6
o'clock the young people of the Chris-
tian Endeavor will have a social half
hour, followed by a devotional serv-
ice. Special Ea'ster music will be
given by the orchestra. At 7:30 o'clock
there will be a special evening service
with Easter music and a short address
by the pastor.
Dr. Dinger, noted evangelist, will
conduct the services at the Church of
Christ this morning. He will speak
both morning and evening. New'mem-
hers will be received into membership
at the morning service. Christian En-
deavor will be at 6:30o'clock.
EMBRYO LAWYERS STAGE
THRILLING MURDER SCENE

(Continued from page 1)
store has come in and the clerk asks

for the use of the revolver to go down
the street and settle an argument. Aft-
er some hesitation the employer gives
him the gun, and as Montague turns
away from him to go out the door,
with the weapon in his hand Scofield
enters the store and the shooting oc-
curs.
Trial of the case will be held in the
practice court of the Law building
some time in April and with the aid

TODAY'S CHURCH SERVICES
First Uitaran An arew'
Church IEp (irptt QY4prd
Cor. State and Huron Sts. Cor. Division and Catherine
Rev. Sidney S. Robins, Pastor EASTER SERVICES
Sunday school, 9:30 A. M.
Kindergarten and Primary class 7:00 a. m. Holy Communion.
during church
Morning Service, 10:30 9:00 a. m. Holy Communion.
Subject: "Immortal Life." 10:30 a..i. Morning P r a y e r,
Starting at 5:45 sharp there Holy Communion, and Sermon.
will be a social half-hour and 4:00 p. m. Children's Festival
light supper for members and 7 Sevc.
friends of the Y. P. R. U. At 6:30 Knights Eepnratedic.
Prof. Ray K. Immel of the de- Knights Templar attending.
partment of Oratory in the Uni- REV. HENRY TATLOCK, D.D.
versity will talk on "Some Mod- Rector
ern Fallacies." Strangers are REV. CHARLES T. WEBB
always welcome.
SCHEDULE OF BIBLE CHAIR
CLASSES E A S TER M0R N I G
444 South State Street at the
First
Course -"Upper Room" Class Baptist Church
-Saturday, Evenings, 7 to 8
o'clock. Huron St., below State
* Course II-"University Men's
Class" - Sunday Mornings, 10:30 /
9:30 to 10:15 o'clock. Service of Baptism
* Course II1-General Survey 01.S
the Bible - Thursday Even- CANTATA
ings,' 6:30 to 7:30 o'clock.
Course IV - Methods of Bible "Death and Life"-Shelby
Study and Teaching-Friday
Afternoons, 4:10 to 5 o'clock. SERMON
Course V--A Discussion Class "On the Threshold of the
-Friday Evenings, 6:30 to ' Unseen"
7:30 o'clock. by Mr. Wells
Church of Christ FIRST
DISCIPLES METHODIST CHURCH
South University Ave. Cor. S. State and E. Washington
9:30 A. M. Dr. Stalker
BIBLE SCOOL
DR. DINGER SPEAKS MORN-
ING AD EVNING10:30 Public Worship.
12:00 Bible Classes for both
His work has been most help- men and women.
ful and the best of it comes on 5:00 High School Epworth
Easter day. Many are expected . League.
to unite with the Church. 6:00 Social Half Hour for the
Young People.
6:30 P. M. 6:30 Young People's Devotion-
CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR al Meeting:
F. P. ARTHUR, Pastor -

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of the witnesses, the case w
tried and both sides have a.chl
prove the respective merits'of 1
fendant and the murdered man.

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EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 10:30 A. M.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

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PROGRAM

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE,
WITH A
NEW AND BEAUTIFUL STAR.
YOU'LL LIKE HER!

Carols: "He is Risen" . . ..............................Clare
"Easter Bells ..................Oliver
Anthem: "Lovely Appear" (from "The Redemption).....Gounod
"As it began to Dawn"........................Harker
Solo: "The Trumpet sWall Sound" (from The Messiah").... Handel
Mr. Robert R. Dieterle
Quartet: "Arise! Shine!"..................... ........Buck
Organ: Rhapsody No. II, D major.+....... .......Saint Saens
"Easter"..................... Massenet
Address by the Minister: "Come, See the Place where They Laid
H~im."

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LUTHERAN
CHURCHES

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

EASTER SERVICES

ST. PAUL'S
Huron and Chapin Sts.
Rev. Carl A. Brauer
Sunday School, 9:00 a. m.
Church Services, 10:00 a.
7:30 p. m.

10:30 A.M.

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MONEY AND FOR THAT REASON WANTED HER TO MARRY THE
:E OBEY HIM COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.

WHY
MAN OF

TRINITY
Fifth Ave. and William St.
Rev. Lloyd Merl Wallick
10:30, Morning Worship..
11:30, Students' Bible Class.
7:30 p. m., Evening Service.

Sermon by Leonard A. Barrett
Theme: "The Eternal Life of Love"
The Choir will sing the Cantata "Death and life"
12:00" Noon
Professor Henderson's Bible Class
Speaker: Professor W E. Humphreys
6:30 P M.

d thousands have laughed and cried, have been thrilled and exalted by this mightest of

SHOWS AT
2:00, 3:30
;nd 8:30

CHRISTIE COMEDY,
"'T WAS MIDNIGHT"
AND WEEKLY

DAILY SHOWS AT
2:00, 3:30
7:00, 8:30

ZION
Fifth Ave. and Washington St.
Rev. Ernest C. Stellhorn
9:00 a. m., Students' Bible Class.
10:30 a. m., Morning Worship.
7:30 p. n,., EveningService.
(Morning, German; Evening,)
English.)

C. E. Service.

Special Easter Music.
Social half-hour at 6:00

MUSIC ALL SUNDAY SHOWS AND EVENING SHOWS DAILY
ADULTS, 25ic; CHILDREN, 10c

7:30 P. M.
Evening Service, with Easter Music by the Choir
and a brief Address by f

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