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May 28, 1922 - Image 12

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The May Whimsies-A Review
(By Delbert Clark) I "And this is where my story ends," 'While blank youths caper to it
I dislike the May Whimsies for, four and somehow it's very funny because the night long,"
reasons: three pieces of verse are so you don't have to function mentally in which throws an unfair emphasis on
placed they cannot be torn out without order to get the story, and most of us the definite article. In contrast, we
injuring two perfectlty good pieces of Bate to think if we can help it. And Dave in the same sonnet,
prose, and the comedy "Something to every time you do forget and think for|' "And now this. limping burlesque
Smile Over," Iy Max Ewing, has re- a nminute, the dry matter-of-factness of your song
ceived so much publicity that no one of it makes you snicker. The story) Wails dismally from gilded saxa-
is likely to read it now, after becoming is best appreciated when Conkey phones,
so familiar with it through other reads #t aloud, but read it anyway. Squeals from the fiddles, blares
media. I believe it might have been I like Wessel Smitter's "Ordeal by from the trombones...."
of real interest had it been published Epitaph." It is not lucid, it has no When Brown accents his articles
immediately after its presentation by love affair, no sex appeal, but it is to, and makes his metre walk heavily
Players' Club, but since it has be- ire an admirable study in the work- flat-footed. I think he resembles
a Michigan tradition, few will ings of a little girl's mind. Jane is p Byron, and then when I see some of
time to read it. very real little girl, and her escapades his other things, I think he re-
therwise the magazine might be with the cats are very human. I sembles Frost. Mostly I like his
a worse. I like Hal Conkey's little might suggest that Smitter and Mary writing when it is just Forman
story "Apples Versus Apples," because Griffin get together with their ideas. Brown. Here is another limp, in a
after he has led you for a few para- There is a remarkable similarity about poem called "The Wall." It goes,
graphs tothink your intelligence is their little girl characters. Especi- "It looked not strong, though it
being insulted, you awake rather ally life-like is the conversation in ~ was high and thick."
shamefacedly to the fact that he is Smitter's story. You might think it Metrically there is no fault there,
being funny. Conkey has. taken an had been taken word for word from at least nothing serious, but it is
ultra-conventional plot of the roman- actual episodes. wshat has been termed a "bourgeois
tic type, and has made marionettes o Forman G. Brown has three poems tline," one w'lich is essentially un-
lis characters, himself standing lie- in this issue. I am sorry for three or ;usical. Personally I am not in
hind them and pulling wires, after four halting lines in this group, be- favor of it.
Irst showing us each wire ;nd care- cause in each case, or at least three I'm not so sure about the fourth
folly explaining its function. of them, a perfectly good maoId is 1imr-it may be affected. The poem
ie tells us not to "mistake Eather- spoiled by the sudden apparition of a deals with a letter to the home folks
ins for 'the girl.' for she isn't. She crutch, on which the line leans heav- "From Jim." end the metre is iambic
mil, plays a minor part in this story, ily. nent-meter. The limping line lacks
and I -cdlv wouldn't have to tell you The first of the group is a sonnet, a foot, reading,
about her ,t all, only I think it is the the spirit of whichI heartily alaprove. "For her. Lord! Ain't I lonesome,
l'eot 'ay to show you how Carl came Here, however, occur two of thI too?"
t, ok upo vomen in the way that crutches. One is in the first line. This may have been intentional, in
h dirl." There is not the slightest which limps painfully. It is: fact. .I think it inst have beer. as I,
elemen of surprise or suspense. from "They've stol'n your song, Madoma cannot imagine the writer as I know
the beginning, "Now you no doubt, Butterfly." . 5im doing it earelessly.
have hard.." to the conclusion, The other is (Continued on Page 7)


by D. . 71. P. for
The Ann Arbor Savings Bank

ID you ever notice that most people hit
just about what they are aiming at?
This is especially true if they are not
aiming at anything in particular. If a shot is
aimed at midair, of-course it can't miss its goal.
It always strikes the bull's eye and brings down
the bacon. But narrow the goal, make it more
concrete and specific and shot after shot may
fall short and the verdict of failure be pro-
nounced all around.
A tramp steamer never arrives late at port.
How can it when it comes and goes at will?
Bud it is not dependable. You never heard
of a rush order being sent on such a boat. Bus-
iness demands something that is more reliable
and stable, something with a schedule.
Lots of men are just "tramp steamers." That
is, they haven't any schedlues and they are.
not going anywhere in particular. And that
is just where they land: nowhere in particular.

It is very evident that they can not reach a goai
If they haven't any goal to reach.
No one would encourage a young man to
spend his time worshiping some hazy ideal in
the distant'horizon. No one would suggest
that he build castles of air or engage himself
with mere fancies. On the other hand let him
read Baconand heed well his advice to "go
through with that which is at hand." But let
him do more. Let him look ahead a day, or a
year, or a score of years and try at least to ap-
proximate where he will stand then. Such an
approximation may mean the elimination of
many bad and wasteful habits and the forma-
tion of many good and useful ones.
Build a foundation today for your bigger to-
morrow. Invest something now in your future
happiness. Save some part of your income and
invest it wisely. Then when bigger opportuni-
ties knock at your threshold you will be able
to answer the call.

' *e

With the approach of June
come thoughts of Commence-
ment and of gifts for the
It is alwas hard to choose
a gift which is really individ-
ual, so we are ready to sug-
gest a number of things most
acceptable and appropriate
which are very distinctive.
Liberty at Main


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