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The following staff -appoint-
ments are announced for The
Sunday Magazine:
Delbert Clark, Editor
G. D. Eaton, Literary Editor
Leo L. Niedzielski, Dramatic
Max Ewing, Music Editor.
Bethany Lovell, Staff Artist
James House, Jr., Caricaturist
Virginia Vaughn Tryon
W. Bernard Butler9
Donald. W. Coney
John P. Dawson
Howard A; Donahue
Jane Ellingson
M. A. Klaver
Helen G. Lynch
William M. Randall
Dorian G. Sayder
Regular staff meetings ivill be
held at five o'clock every Mon:
day.. Attendance. 'of all Maga-
zine writers on these meetings is
i mperative. .I

Library Robbers
The old saying, "Tell me what you
read and I will tell you what you are"
seems to be corroborated in a recent
report by Samuel H. Ranck, city li-
brarian of Grand Rapids. Mr. Ranek,
it. seems, has long been interested in
the psychological aspects of thefts
from free public libraries, and as a
consequence he last year arranged to
have tabulations made in this con-
nection. The fiction department was
selected'for the experiment, for more
or less obvious reasons.
The tabulated results are highly in-
teresting. Books stolen from the li-
brary are for the most part included
under the head of detective or western
adventure stories; while stories by the
realists and the more "true-to-life"
writers are left where> they .belong.
Books by James Oliver Curwood, B. M.
Bower, Edward Phillips Oppenheim,
and others of the same type are re-
ported missing most, often, while Sin'-
clair Lewis, Mary Roberts Rinehart,
Booth Tarkington, and Wallace Irwin
are left.
Bertha M. Bower's books disap-
peared most frequently, eleven copies
of her well known cowboy stories be-
ing gone beyond recall. . Five of
James Oliver Curwood's books are
missing, six by John Fox, Jr., five of1
Zane Grey's, six by Oppenheim, five
by Arthur S. Ward and three each
by Isabel E. Ostrander, William Mac- 1

Leod Raine and Charles N. and Alice
M. Williamson.
In an extract from his report the'
librarian .says, "The losses from
rental collection (on these books) are
much higher than from any other
class of books in the library. There
seems to go with the reading of cer-
tain classes of modern fiction an ex-
tra moral hazard. Or perhaps one
might better say that the type of mindl
that revels in a certain class of books
is the type that lives on a different
plane from those reading another
class. It would be a valuable study
to determine what relation, if any,
exists between the readers of differ-
ent authors in the rental collection.
"For example, does tie average per-
son who reads B. M. Bower have less
conscience about stealing a book by.
his favorite than the, reader, say of
"Main Street?" To be able to appre-
hend the persons responsible for im-
properly taking 100 rental books Wvould
afford the -opportunity for a jmost in-
teresting and valuable study in psy-r
chology and morals."
It has been our opinion in the past
that persons who habitually read B. M.
Bower, Zane Grey and others of that
persuasion are lacking in literary
conscience, so it is with a gurgle ofI
satisfaction that we read this piece -of
evidence to support our contention.
It might be a good idea to give the j
book thieves free rein, so that. in a'
short time the two-gun man and the,

"cowgirl" heroine would become as
nearly extinct as the bison tfiey ch1ase.
Whiting Williams, w ose new baok
of observations as a laborer in France
and Germany will be published by
Charles Scribner's Sons late in Octo-
ber, found during his stay in Essen
that the Krupps had started some-
thing absolutely new. "A group of
their workers," he says, "had com-
plained that the gold fillings and es-
pecially the' gold crowns of their
teeth did not stand the gritting they
had to go through when the men lift-
ed the heavy weights of hot or cold
steel. So the plant dentist-with the
help of the alloy research. depart-
ment-started to pioneer a new line.
As the result, 1,500 Krupp workmen
are today wearing steel-crowned
teeth!" Mr. Wiliams' forthcoming
book, "Horny Hands and Hampered
Elbows," is the third of his labor ser-
ies. The first, "What's On the Work-
er's Mind," gave -his observations as.
an American workman, while the sec-
ond, "Full Up and Fed Up" represent-
ed actual experience in al the prin-
cipal British industries.
A forthcoming Scribner publication
is the "Papers and Correspondence of
John Addington Symonds," whom
Walt Whitman called "someways the
'ost indicative, penetrating and sig-
nificant man of our time."

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Tendenes Moerus


A Champion for MaeI
To the Editor:
Your writer of last Sunday, in his
article on the motion picture, brings.
confusion into an argument which is
both sound and unsound. He con-
demns both the movies and Mae Mur-
ray in one breath, both on the same
ground of not being artistic. In thel
former case, that of the movies, heI
unquestionably strikes the right note
-the movies are not artistic, except
in a few rare cases, such as Charles
Chaplin; but he describes Mae Mur-
ray as an artist, when no one of in-
telligence has ever maintained that
she is.
His error rises from his linking the
movies with the Drama. Now Drama
is an art; the movies could be; but
the actors in both forms are not. The
actor merely does what the artist, the
author of the drama or movie if suchI
can, ever be, has created. The mostI
-successful actor isone who best car-
ries out the spirit of the author. How
true this is is evident when one sees
how often the literary masterpieces
have been mangled by both producers
and actors, because of their failure
to catch the meaning that the artist
intended. It can also be perceived
when one realizes the success a gen-
uine acto ', John Barrymore, had, with
Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. He succeed-
ed because he knew what Stevenson
meant. The fault with the movies lies.
with those who attempt artistry, but
who, because of lack of genius, fail.
This mediocrity of scenario writers
also explains why the movies have
turned to the work of masters who
have been artists. And they so often
fail because there isn't a mind in the
motion picture industry capable of ap-
preciating the spirit of, say Shake-
speare, and also because they so
rarely have good actors.
This last may seem paradoxical in
my defense of Mae Murray,- but it ac-
tually isn't. The 'producers of movies
have seen fit to call her an actress.
Personally I think she is nothing of
the sort. She is merely a vibrant
figure, beautiful in a way, attractive,
and she brings to us a spirit of, play,
necessarily a lower spirit than that
of art, but not necessarily a vulgar
form. For who cannot enjoy thel
beauty of her form and the charm of
her personality? The fault lies with
the producers in advertising her as,
an actress. They have, however, notI
carried their ignorance too for, but
have in her pictures, as your writer
says, afforded her an opportunity of
displaying her charms.
To condemn Mae Murray when she
is being herself is the height of nar-
rowness. Such a person could not
enjoy Julia Sanderson in "Tangerine,"
for this musical star is neither an.
actress nor a singer, but she does
possess undenied charm. Such a per-
oni as your writer could "not enjoy
Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Ed Wynn,
Florence Moore, or Winnie Lightner:
NMne of these are actors-they are
en'tertainers of a light sort, and theyl
wisely do not pose as actresses. May
Murray is of this sort, an entertainer,
who. unfortunately has been called an

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T 0 the host o young women attending the Uni-
versity, the matter of appropriate attire is an'
important one! There must be just the right gar-
ments for class wear, outfits for sports, wear, and
charming gowns for social occasions. We appre-
ciate the fact that apparel of charm and distinctive-
ness is required by these young women, and we
have arranged assortments that will answer their
needs and fancies.
Prices a d Qulity You Expect
Prices throughout the store are always the lowest
consistent withsuperior qualities. We make every
effort to supply the best in style and quality at a
moderate price. The college girl will find extensive
displays of Autumn and Winter apparel in complete
range of sizes and prices.

(By Edgar H. Ales)
Interviewing a celebrity, and espe-
cially a celebrity for whomn one en-
tertains great respect, is a task which
the most experien'e~d journalist can-
not undertake' without. some trepida-
tion. Not being a reporter of long
experience and lacking the 'consum-
mate brass commonly fod in: th'
profession it was with cosiderable
hesitancy that I went last week to see
Ossip Gabrilowitsch, conductor of the
Detroit Symphony orchestra.
Never having met him before, I
thought it not unlikely that he would
receive me ° in the half-patronizing
half-contemptuous manner frequent-
ly and not always unfairly adopted
by prominent men towards represen-
tatives of the press. Fortunately, I
was mistaken. The reserve and dig-
nity so characteristic of Gabrilo-
witsch the orchestra conductor, dis-
appear completely in Gabrilowitsch
the conversationalist, and I found
him the most genial and charming of
men. The manner in which he wel-
comed me in his beautiful home illus-
trated perfectly the truth of the say-
ing that the greatest men are the
simplest. If his phenomenal success
has turned his head, there is no sign
of it in his manner. Undoubtedly he
is aware ofhis own genius, but what
genius is not?
In a man whose musical gifts are
as supreme as those of Gabrilowitsch,
one seldom expects and seldom finds
many other interests. Since he holds
an undisputed position as one of the
ablest of present day conductors and
is second to none among ving mas-
ters of the pianoforte, I naturally in--
ferred that his conversation about
music would be of rare value, and in
this I was not disappointed. I did
not, however, hope to find him inter-
ested in much else. My surprise and
pleasure were great therefore when
I discovered that Gabrilowitsch is
not only a man of extraordinary per-
sonal charm, but that he has a great
variety of interests and discusses '
them all with real enthusiasm andf
extensive knowledge. Perhaps it is
this fact which explains his musician-'
ship. Aesthetic sense, virility, deep
philosophie understanding and a keen
apporeciaton of hunor mianifest thei'-
selves in his personality no less than
in the music which he interprets.
My purpdse in' going to see Gabrilo-
witsch, aside from a pardonable cur-'
iosity to Meet at close range the man
whom I had so often admired on the'
concert platform, was to learn his'
plans for the four concerts he will
give in Ann Arbor during the coming
season. While I found that the pro-
grams are not yet completely a-
ranged, I can announce in a general
way what they will include. Although
Gabrilowitsch assured me that he had
dne no work while in Switzerland
this summer, no one can view the rep-
ertory he has outlixed without realiz-
ing that a great amount of time and
thought must have been expended.
"I expect to play fourteen symphon-
ies this season," he declared. "eet-
hoven will be represented by his
"Eroica" and "Pastorale" symphonies.
both of which have been absent from
our repertory for several years. I
shall put the "Eroica" on one of ourt
Ann Arbor programs.1
"I have also chosen Brahms' first1
and third symphonies," he continued.1
"The first--that in C minor-we willI
play at our Ann Arbor concert Octo-
ber 30. Mine. Bourskaya will be the
soloist, and, in addition to the sym..
phony, the orchestra will play the t
Oberon over'ture and Tschaikowsky's t
brilliant "1812" overture. Tschaikow-E
sky's fourth symphony, in F minor,t
and Liszt's "Faust" symphony, I shall
probably give In Ann Arbor drina
the season."8
The other works in symphonic formE




selected by Gabrilowitsch are inter-)
esting examples of his musical dis-
crimination. Haydn's B-fiat major
symphony, which is distinguishable
from its innumerable companions bye
the title "La Reine," is scheddled forl
performance. Mozart's three finest
symphonies (in C major, E-flat and
G minor) have been passed over and
the one in D major resurrected. Schu-
bert's tenth symphony and Schu-
mann's "Rhenish" symphony complete
the list of compositions in the classi-I
cal style. Among the more modernl
compositions, Gabrilowitsch has chos-
en Mahler's second symphony, an
elaborate work calling for a chorus
and soloists in the final movement;,
Tschaikowsky's "Manfred" based on
Byron's poem of that name; Gold-
mark's "Rustic Wedding" symphony;.
-and the "Poeme d'Extase" of . Scria-
bin, who is foremost among Russian
composers of the present time.
Among overtures, Beethoven's sel-
dom heard second "Leonore," Men-
delssohn's "Athalia," Cherubini's "An-l
acreon," Brahms' "Tragic," and Wag-
ner's "Flying Dutchman," "Lohen- I
grin" and "Faust" overture are listed. I

Overtures by moderns embrace the'
"Bartered Bride" of Smetana, greatest
cf Bohemian composers, the prelude
to Saint-Saens "The Deluge," Dvor-
Gk's "Carnival," Reznicek's "Donna:
Diana," and a new overture by Her-f
man Hans Wetzler entitled "As You
Like It." The works heard in Ann
Arbor will be chosen from this list
and from the one which follows.
Works of modern composers find an
even more prominent place in the
list of tone poems announced by Ga-
brilowitsch. Richard Strauss, master,
of cacophony, will be represented by
his "Ein Heldenleben" and "Till Eu-
lenspiegel," works which will doubt-
less inspire most hearers to ask how
Strauss can possibly be such a de-
vout admirer of Mozart. Thoe who
-heard the concert given in' Detroit
two years ago by La Scala orciles-
tra will be glad to note that the work
which was so popular at that concert,
namely, Respighi's "Four Fountains'
of Rome" has been placed in the rep-
wtory of the Detroit orchestra.
Schoenberg's "Pelleas and Melisan-
de," Debussey's Three Nocturnes andI
"La Mer," Stravinsky's "Fireworks,"

An Intervie With Gabrilowitsch

and Saint-Saens "Le
phale" complete the 1:
Bach's "Suite in. B mi
"Rosamund," Berlioz'I
Juliet," Liiszt's "Orp
kowsky's "Tempest" a
for Full Orchestra"
Friday Spel" from "P
enjoyment to niusic 1
more conservative in
For music of the
type, Gabrilowitsch ha
tion. It will be obser
modern works in his
are of the extreme varI
written recently will
fifty years at the out
witsch declared in re
quiry as to the perm
the best modern mus
Europe this summer,
enormous number of
tions, but I shall be at
a small portion of the
"On the other hand,'
said, "I do not concur
of many critics that t
music is at an end. I
why. another Mozart or
ner should not spring
When you reflect thai
has only twelve notes
express himself as ag
mous vocabulary of t]
tist or the colors poss
tist, I think it is rea
that any great music
all, especially when w
els such men as Bach,
zart and Wagner, who:
exhausted all the bea
tions of tones possible
every once in a while t
musician who has a in
vey. When he does it s-
call it genius."
Gabrilowitsch, a s
known, was born in R
recently became an An
He is one of the few g
to whom complete succ'
safed at an early age.
still a young man (he
1878) and practically a
peers-Damrosch, Wein
Toscanini, Paderewski,
Rachmaninoff-are fror
ty years older than h
when he made his first
America, he has had t
nition which the pass
seems only to increase
1909 he married Clara C
position as the daug
Twain has somewhat
fact that in her own
remarkable woman-on
artistic and musical
singers in the world t
short talk with Mrs.
who, like her husband,
conversationalis't, and f
holds the same opino
witsch in regard to mod
attitude towards it is th
of Rossini expressed al
ing "Tannhaeuser": "'
which needs to be hea
not going again."
Both Mr. and Mrs.
have been in Switzerla
June, having returned t
last week. Although
witch sang considera
witschi himself gave nc
heard p'ractically none
says that his chief o
ab'road wa to forget
secure a complete rest
for his arduous 'labor:
That work beigan last
the first rehearsal of
was held. Gabrilowts<
that no important chan
sonnel of the orchestr
place, and that, on the
completely satisfied wit
musicians over whom
the baton.

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Autumn -Frocks
Smart frocks of jersey for class
wear in long-waisted styles
with knife-blade plaited skirts.
are popular among the College
Girl set. Softly draped C'anton
crepes with bright trimmings
make attractive. a f t e r n o o n
frocks while crisp taffetas in
black or pastel shades are the
thing for formal affairs. There
are many frocks from which to
select the right one for YOU.


Atumn Millinery
Life all selfrespecting hats the
Autumn Chapeaux take caifsul
note of the costumes with which
they are to be worn.
Metal cloth trimmings in gold
and silver adorn many of the..
hats - velours for class wear
are prominent among the new-
est of hats - and every style
innovation is utilized in Making
ouxr millinery section attractive.

Sir Gl bert Parker
Of different type from Sir Robert Tyne of New York. His education was.
Borden, the Canadian statesman, is completed in Trinity College, Toronto.-
Sir Gilbert Parker, Bart., the second After finishing college he traveled.
speaker on the Oratorical association widely, particularly among the South
prcgram, who will be here next Tues- Islands and extensively in the East,
day, Oct. 17. Parker was secured to! East, in Europe, Asia, Egypt and Nor-
take the place of Judge William S. thern Canada. He was the man to initi-
Kenyon on thc program. ate and organize the first Imperial Uni-
Sir Gilbert Parker, like Borden, al- versities Conference, -which took place
though well, known before the war, at London in 1903. From 1900 to 1913
became further famed during the he held his seat in Parliament fromi
great conflict. In addition to being a Gravesend, during which time he was
prominent figure in English 4nd world1 also Chairman of the Imperial South
politics Sir Gilbert achieved outstandI African Association for nine years.
ing success as a novelist and public- He was, in addition, chairman of the
ist through his own writings. Small Ownership Committee which he
"The World-Whither Now?" the founded. Later he-s served under Mr.
title of the lecture he is, to deliver Balfour's appointment to make inquir-
here, is a commentary on international jies as chairman of the Special Com-
affairs, on which Sir Gilbert is one of mittee on Small Ownership.
the recognized world authorities. I At present he is a member of the
Sir Gilbert Parker was born in Can- Governient Overseas comm i t t e e,
ada on Nov. 23, 1962. His father was while during the war he had in his
an army doctor and his mother an ; charge for more than two years and
American, daughter of Ashley Van i a half the work of American publicity. t

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