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Peering Into Russian Student
GRO P .n sc ss___ __ __
FRANC Life Where HumansBarely Exist
iN R.Through the windows one may see' They sit on the beds to eat, for there
the beginning of daylight. A head are no tables, chairs or benches. It
Campus Organization Studies Prob- with dishevelled hair appears from is stifling in the room,--a smell of
lems of International under a ragged blanket and peers dirty linen, blankets and sheep-skins.
Politics about the room. A man arises, So begins the day in a student board.-
scratches himself and yawns. Others ing house where seven hundred are
FACULTY, STUDENTS JO U are lying on the floor all around him. sheltered.
IN LEAGUE DISCUSSIONS He looks about for a place to put They have many different interests
his feet. and inclinations, but all are bound to-
"Idiot," shouts a voice, "you stepped gether by a common determination
Unprejudiced examination of the on my hand!" to go on with their studies, come what
international situation is the declared Now in all corners voices are heard. may. They are accustomed to living
purpose of the League of Nations C People are getting up, yawning and together like a great family. They
Study group, a student organization stretching. Their beds are planks share with each other, help one an-
meeting every two weeks during the held up by boxes. Some of the stu- other. If work is found, they divide
year under the auspices of the. Uni- dents run out and return with bread. it fairly. And they do not forget
versity League of Nations Non-Parti- the girl-students.
san association. The membership of f Always if ten men go to unload
the group comprises all shades of f I CITIZENS Ijwood from cars, they take along two
opinion, its object being to promote IIUUUI1I UIL I I women, for the women are willing to
thorough discussion from different jl do anything, no matter how hard and
points of view. SI R:I H exhausting in order to earn a little.
Nine faculty men, in addition to the' UL UUpstairs are the women's quarters.
facultyv speakers "appearing occasion- Here it Is cleaner than in the men's
ally, and 30 students are regularly (Continued from Page Ten) rooms. There is even a looking glass
enrolled members. ep'rts are given cally, but one whose insincerity was and a picture hanging on the wall.
by the students whenever possible, and obvious. By, their fruits ye . shall Also there are clean sheets and pillow
the discussion is so arranged as to I know them'," he observed. "Lenin was cases. Ten women are sitting about
be wholly informal. The materials a knave who, in his last hours, re- the room. Some are sewing. One is
on which its studies are based are pented his crimes and paced his room bending over an oven; another is
deposited in a private room on the conscience-stricken, crying, "God save kneading bread.
third floor of the Law building. Russia." "Comrades," someone calls. "Let us
Meet Thursday go and cut wood.,,
The group's next meeting, planned Universities Discouraged Is it obligatory?" the visitor asks
of-a"Islitobligator?" thetviitornasks
for next Thursday night, will be de- Wassili Bar dyguine, the , "It is for ourselves. When we need
n'o'ed to the reparations dilemma and fered an extensive account of condi- wood we must get it from the cellar,
placetions n the Moscow universities and saw and cut it. Then we get our din-
prancrts oplace in theotuhrf Atilater
eietings during the second semester courts of pustice, both of which le ner."
it is planned to discuss the League's says have become farcical. "In the
hihndates and its part in the rehabili- Moscow Archaeological Institute
tation of Austria, present conditions where I taught," he said, "everything R eporterS e s
i Central Europe, and the disarma- was turned upside down with the ad-
inent problem. 'hvent of the Bolshevists. Entrance and Num ber That
wuring the first semester the group graduation examinations were abol-
co'fsidered the Italian occupation oished, people were admitted whoAtten d M ovies
could neither read nor write a-nd, in a
~otfu, the general European political
situation, the World court, and the desperate attempt at aselfgovernment,
Ilok Peace plan. Student members these incompetents were allowed to many students go to a movie
s undertook to uline the struc elect the officers of the Institute. Most every day? That, in substance, was
ure r t oouiu of the old professors were thrown what the City Editor assigned a re-
Te o teLgue. out and the administration handed' porter to find out yesterday. Blithely
an experiment at Michigan. The sue- over to plumbers and janitors, optimistic the youthful journalist left
ess of the meetings so far is declar- "Teaching of communist propaganda to interview certain of the officials
ed 'by its organizers to be sufflcient was enforced and Marxian socialism of local picture houses.
justification for its existence. But it was the central part of the curricu- "Why," they greeted him cordially,
is planned to continue the organiza- lum e ry tefrt was made o inul- "that is exactly what we would like
tion next year as a center for the ate amealistic ph y and to know." The reporter was a little
Iall idealistic teaching was ;penalized
isussion of international affairs, by imprisonme o hoon About amazed at this but joined into the
provided sufficient interest is shown. 70 professors were deported at the spirit of the thing and came back
Sponsors Group with a few more questions. It seem-
The eage o Naion No-Pati-time I as. As it turned out, we'
Tan he League of Nations Non-Parti- were more fortunate'than those left ed that the theater officials have no
an association, which is sponsor forbehind;: for many of them starved to ay of ascertaining what percentagej
the group, arranged theaddress in dnthe ve t of their seat buyers are-students and
Ann Arbor last fall the Hon. death unnoticed by the government, what percent are townspeople and
Geirge W. Wickersham and the de- Professort rnd of the grcaestogl- children. Furthermore, one manager
Wi~ersam andcal Institute, one of the greatest a
bate between ProfWilliam H. Hobbs, I in the world on Slavic lan- declared, such special events as con-
of the geology department, and Dr. thrtes ,vocations, games, and so forth, make
Preston Slosson, of the history de- guaes litere, de o hngrhi the estimation of a fair average diffi-
partment, last week. fien. powres to improv hison- cult if not impossible.
The membership in the association ditir.ure in Rian hisy d After considerable mathematical
does not coincide, however, with that lratre have peitere oied gymnastics, based mainly on the fact
of the study group. Students and fac- are wthat the total seating capacities of
ufty men who desire to join the group - the four leading movies of the city is
may communicate with Prof. Brand Students Now Conservatives more than 4000, the reporter decided
Blanchard, of the philosophy depart- "There are no longer any radical that approximately 2837 students at-
ment, secretary of the League asso- university men," he stated. "Before tended one, or another of the daily
ciation. 1917 radical gatherings were popular performances. A conservative esti-
among students, but the students are mate, what?
now, all conservatives. Many of the
.Istwhile radical professors have The Student Friendship Fund feeds
d changed their attitude now that they nearly 31,000 students in Russia daily
find he cntemt ofthe roleara t the estimated cost 'of five cents
for intelligence and they are not paid pe stys
George Arliss, the famous actor, is salaries large enough to exist upon.
to assist the Rev. Herbert A. Jump ISuicides are common. All those who______

"Big Brother," a Rex Beach story
featuring Tom Moore and Edith Rob-
erts, is showing at the Arcade today
through Thursday.
Regeneration is the theme of the
picture. Trhe story centers around
Jimmy Donovan and a little fellow
Midge, an orphan left entirely alone
in the world when his "big brother'
is killed at the annual dance of the
.Pat McGraw Pastime Club. The pal
to whom Jim entrusts -the care of his
young "brother" has a. hard struggle
to keep himself straight in rder that
he may serve 'as an example to A1idge.
. Mickey Bennett. as Midge Murray
is a remarkably clever juvenile actor,
In ".Half=A -Dollar-Bill,"\whcla
comes to the Arcade the last two days
of the week, Raymond Hatton enacts
the role of the one legged sailor,
S"Noodles," the cook. ofthe good ship
Grampus. But Raymond Hatton is a
perfectly healthy, normal two-legged

of " aytime" will complete the "pro- critics as the best acted drama ever dorsed by the clergy and critics,
'ram for the first half of the week. presented on a Detroit stage and that the cast has acted supe
Milton Sills and Alice Lake share' played before packed houses each Charles Waldron as Gilchrist,
the starring honors in "Environment," performance, it has created more dis- Sothern as Mary Margaret, lH
which opens at the Wuerth on Thurs- cussion and found more favor than Stephenson as Mr. Goodkind,
day and plays the remainder of the either of the past two dramas that Dorothy Shoemaker as Clare Je
week. The story concerns a girl who have run for three continuous weeks. are the actors that have given
associates with well dressed crooks, The success of the play has been play its great success.
one who hesitates not to take money attributed to the fact that it is a -
from the well-to-do, but flatly balks wholesome play affordin Pntprta- It's true etfclency to use
at robbing the hard-working kind. ment to everyone, that it is highly en- Classiefleds--Adv.
The action is set amid Chicago's se-'
cret shadows and the open places of
, the country. Another delightful "Our
Gang" comedy, "Giants vs. Yanks"'A
and Pathe News are also on the pro- WASHINGTON 1[HEATE--
Coming. soon to the Wuerth are SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Douglas MacLean in his latest com-
edy, "The Yankee Consul," Mack Sen-I'
nett's "The. Halfback of Notre Dame,"
and Will Rogers in "Two Wagos- uN TUE BIG MUSICAL COIEDY
Both Covered."T;
'The Fool' Scores . . NINEPEOPLE7



. Hit In Detrcit
Detroit theater patrons have ac-
corded Channing Pollock's. drama,.
"The Fool," such a reception that ar-
rangements have been made to hold

(m*stly urs>
Lots of Laughs, Fun and Comedy. Special Show Saturday at 10 P. Ill

individual, and so in order to be the this play at the Garrick theatre for a
cook it was necessary to strap his left third week, Acclaimed by Detroit
leg behind him to make it appear
severed at the knee.
The pain resulting from this un-
natural position made it impossible
for Hatton to appear in the character
for more than ten minutes at a time
during the filming of the picture. S ao
Anina Q. Nilsson appears in the pic-;
ture married to a brute husband and
forced to give up her only child in
order to save its life.,

f ood

"Mind Over Motor," with T'Thxi
Friganza. and Ralph. Gaves, is show- !
ng at the O rpjim' day through
Tuesday. The picture is taken from
the "Tish' stories by Mar y Roberts
Rhinehart.- "IIold On, the comedyj
and news conclude the program. .Ro
dolph Valentino in "The Isle of Love"
comes on Wednesday and Thursday,
and the last' two days of the week
Roy Stewart will :appear in "Life's
Greatest Problem."
Starting today, the Wuerth will
present, for the first time in the state'
of Michigan, "Maytime" with Ethel
Shannon, Harrison Ford, and Clara
Bow, in place of "The Old Fool" which
was previously advertised. The mo-
Etion.: picture ierg ,dn -,f 'Mlaytime"
was adapted from the famous musi-
cal comedy of the same name whichf
played to thousands of satisfied audi-
ences during its six years on the
legitimate stage.
In the excellent supporting com-
pany are Joseph Swickard, Betty
Francisco, Robert McKim and 12 of
Hollywood's most beautiful girls.
Stan Laurel will furnish 20 minutes
of fun in "Mother's Joy," his latest
comedy, while a Grantland Rice Sport-
light entitled "The Call of the Game,"
will contrast the sports which draw
great crowds such as football and
baseball with the lone sports of hunt-
; ing and fishing. The Literary Digest's
"Fun From the Press," Pathe News,
and the Wtiet t Cncert Orchestra
presenttig soni 'f 'the original soori-


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in a rather unique church service this
evening at the Congregational Church.
Mr. Arliss is to be introduced through
the medium of a "film parable," other-'
wise known as a moving picture.
A motion picture religious service
is an innovation for Ann Arbor and'
the committee of the Congregational.
students, working under Rev. E. Knox
Mitchell, have arranged an interest-
ing program. A five reel picture is
to be shown as an illustration of the
theme of the evening sermon, "The
Man Who Played God." The hymns
will be illustrated with art slides on
the screen and 'the prayers, too, will
be read with the aid of the screen.
The service will begin at 7:30
o'clocksand will last approximately an
hour and a half. A silver offering
will be taken up to defray the ex-
penses of the program.

it is feared may combat the regime,
are deported."
M. Bardyguine told of a large hos-
pital in Moscow for professors which
is one of the prides of the Bolshevists,
but to which you can gain admittance
only upon the recommendation of two
Bolshevist officials and by giving a
promise never to oppose th& govern-
ment by word or deed. As a result,
it is practically empty. Most ot the
hospitals are closed in the winter be-
cause all the water is frozen and there
is no fuel to heat them. While' this
condition existed recently, the minis-
ter of education was demanding fuel
to heat a gymnasium for. acroblatic
"The 'courts have long since ceased
to deal out justice," lie asserted.
"The question invariably asked about
a man brought into court is not, "Is
he guilty" but "Is he dangerous to
us.' Inevitably, the courts have lost
all public confidence and justice is
a subject for laughter."





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