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THE MICUIGAN DAILY

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1924
Night Editor-GEORGE W. DAVIS
FAUX PAS, MUMBER 2.'
Nearly everyone on the campus
agrees that the University band is an
institution which is deserving of sur-
port of a definite character. Students
and most of the faculty feel that this
organization contributes a distinct ser-
vice to the University. and as such
should be rewarded. Various plans
have been suggested, the most prac-
tical of which is a scheme by which
a small fee would be added to the
tuition for the support of its activities.
This can only come through the action
of the Board of Regents, and will re-
quire the combined effort of the stu-
dent body, the faculty, and the admin-
istration.
In view of this situation the recent
performances of the band become a
matter for criticism. The organization
can hardly hope to ,gain the whole-
hearted support of the various fac-
tions involved unless it more credit-
ably represents the University. As a
musical organization it is a success-
quite a remarkable success in view
of the fact that its personnel is con-
stantly changing. For this a proper
promotion of praise is due its mem-

bers and director.
In matters of band etiquette and in
general manauvers, however, the Var-
sity fails miserably. This was dis-
played at Illinois. The Illini band
produced inferior music, but its ap-
pearance so far surpassed that of
Michigan's that the effect was almost
ludicrous. Of course, their organiza-
tion is a part of the R. O. T. C. and as
such has more opportunity for ade-

CONNECTICUTT HALL, a legitimate excuse for the existence 1
"A SAMPLE" of the handiwork of these two "ad-
"An avalanche of protest" from vanced thinkers," for no doubt such
almuni and students of Yale university is their self-valuation, and after a
has been aroused by the breaking of glance at the tone of the articles, we
ground on the old campus for a new forget to take them seriously. In the
dormitory which is tb be an architec- first place the only definite state-
tural replica of Connecticutt hall. The ment that could be based upon any-
project, a part of the plan of expan- thing other than opinion, is not sub-
sion for the new Yale, was authorized stantiated. It is made in the intro-
by the corporation of the university duction to the article, to this effect:
without the publicity which attended "A large number, if not a majority of
the other plans, and evokes criticism students, are agnostics or sceptics."
because it will despoil the very center They forget that many more than a
of Yale tradition and make Con- majority of the students on the Cam-
necticutt hall, one of the oldest struc- pus last year gave a definite church
tures on the campus, "a sample, not a preference, and that they are not just-
shrine." I1ified in assuming that even a large
Yale.it seems is faced with the same part of the rest are agnostic. Such

consider this, weigh it in your mind,
and then build u7 your own conclu-
sion.
-Wm. R. McC. '28L.
MUSIC!
AND
DRAMA
"MEET THE IFE"
A review, by Marion Barlow.

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ituation which caused so much dis-
ruption and hard feeling at Michigan{
several years ago when the plans for
campus' expansion revealed the pro-
posed demolition of Universi'y hall.
Michigan alumni and students were,
aroused even as Yale is now perturbed
that the most beautiful and traditional
portion of the campus should be
spoiled for the future. At Michigan,
the desecration, if one can call it
such, has taken place, The new Lit-
erary building has loomed its stony
majesty in front of the ugly but pic-
turesque "U hall," and the once beau-
tiful front elevation of the campus'
is now being relandscaped quite suc-
cessfully. No one can doubt that the
new structure is more beautiful ever.
in its present unfinished stage than
are University hall, Mason hall, and
the South wing which it is to re-
place. Its practicability in the matter
of ventilation and light has also been
proved. The fact remains, however,
that something of atmosphere, some,
thing of traditionary signifeance has
.been lost with Michigan's modern re-
liovation. When University hall passes,

unauthorized statemehts detract, they
should realize, from the force and
strength of an article.
"Above all.we shall strike at inanity,
insincerity, and secular dogmatism,"
we are told by our budding critics.
Then they proceed to strike, in one or
two instances. But strangely, they
have not had the courage to accuse
any of their doubtless cowering vic-
tims of insincerity, or (synonomous)
hypocrisy. Neither do they quite dare
to suggest inanity. Perhaps they
found the dictionary definition to be
"void of sense or intelligence, empty
of mind, silly." At any rate they have
shown that they are not themselves
quite sufficiently inane to make such
accusations against the Cloth of Ann
Arbor. And then, there is the matter,
of dogmas. I suppose that here they'
would not have hesitated to harangue
at great length, but still they bring
no definite charge. Obviously, they
found no dogmatism.,

the last vestige of structual tradition
will have passed-no buildings in the
original group will remain.
In this, of course, the high price ofI
real estate has been involved. At least
at Michigan that was the principal
consideration. Material expansion was
necessary to intellectual progress;
University hall a structure ill-adapt-
ed to modern education and in addi-
tign a distinct fire hazard; and the
land upon which it is standing end the
immediate front elevation was needed
if money was to be spent for build-
ing and not for land. At Yale the sit-
iuaton is probably different, but the,
basis is the same.
The tendency for expansion is re-
flected in practically all American col-
leges and universities. It has been
made necessary by the increasing de-
mands of mass education. Each insti-
tution has to choose between the
shackles of tradition and modernity,
between old, picturesque, and usele's
structures and brazenl new and use-'
ful buildings. Yale is fortunate in
having sufficient funds to carry out
an architectural ideal, and harmonic
plan. Michigan is only able to do this
in the 'are cases when state funds are
not used. Except for the new literary
building, economy, not beauty, has
been the slogan, in state appropriation
The result is the present hodge-1
podge of classic, Gothic, and factory
architecture.
Almuni of both institutions natur-1
ally resent changes in the campus
they loved. Perhaps we are wrong,
perhaps Ainericap universities should,
cling to the trad~tion of European in-
stitution of higher learning. There is
an encouraging aspect of the situation.,
Buildings now being constructed are!
of a perianent character, able to
withstand the wear of generations of
students. In a century our new build-
ings will have the same tradition forI

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So of the three things against which
they write in particular they give no
evidence. Consistent, is it not?
Then there is remaining that matter
of tone.-Were the articles written in.
a straightforward, dignified manner,
they, would doubtless contain some
what worth while. But attempted
cleverness, degenerated into disre-
spect, is' little more than amusing,
save in those instances where it dis-
gusts.
The discussion of Mr. Sayles and
his sermon, by A. B., is cleverly writ-
ten. His views upon Dr. Anderson's
work also offer something of interest.
Sandwiched in between, however, the.
discussion nominally in praise of Mr:
Jump, is of the type that disgusts. It
is the sort of thing that gives indis-
putable evidence of the immaturity of
the writer. Mr. Jump himself, recent-
ly, gave us a definition of sophomores
"wise fools." Obviously A. B. was no
long since a sophomore.
N. S. in his writing has not the
cleverness that his associate promises.
His are simply discussions. neither
clever, nor particularly readable. ;He,
too, seems to think cleverness and dis-
respect are synonomous, speaking as
lhe does of "this man Lewis."
Such are the objections which are
offered to the Church Review, of the
last Chimes. They constitute my rea-
sons for the suggestion" that the re-
view be either discontinued or that its
nature be changed.
A thought is submitted in conclusion
that will doubtless be new to the.
writers of the review-: Respect in
criticism is conducive to effectiveness
as well as authorial self-respect.
Neither of these things have been
achieved, I am sure, by the A. B.,
N. S. combination.
E -N. A. R.
THIS IS THE GAME
To the Editor:

The plays occasionally conic to Ann
Arbor. Why will not Ann Arbor go to
the plays. "Meet the Wife," which
was shown last night at th'e Whitney,
was worthy of the attention of the
best and the least of us. The lines
were unusual, just enough to be
pleasing, though they failed to effec-
tively surprise, on the whole. Hilar-
ious laughs were not called for, but
smiles wereforever in order. It is not
necessary to be haughty and proud,
boresome and brainy, to enjoy "Meet
the Wife;" nor is it necessary to be
imbecilic and hysterical to enjoy the
repartee.
In every tight situation, upon every
occasion where energy, enthusiasm,
and saving smiles were needed, ANP-
gusta Boylston appeared with her
silly giggle to be funny. By the bye,
Boylston is surely a stage name. Was
ever one of God's creatures endowed
with such by nature? Her acting was
perfect technically, and interspersed
with no little degree of talent.
Helen West, as Doris Bellamy, the
boarding school girl, was completely
original, in that the characteristics of
the customary flapper were not as-
cribed to her. It is something to re-
vise our opinions,-if they are not al-
ready revised-of boarding schools, of
flappers, ,nd of American play-
wrights..
Now and then just a shade of su-
gestion of the not nice crept in. only
enough that the kind hearted old1, -
dies need not notice if they so0 (0-
sired; enough that young girls with
gentleman escorts need not blus;
enough that the young geki~temcn
themselves could hide their laughs
in their sleeves. But they didn't.
Two acts would have quite sufficed.
it seems. The plot did not require the
length granted unto it to resolve it-
self into a satisfactory ending. The
wit, though witty, and the acting,
though done well, dragged a bit after
ect two. Too little of the dramatic,
entirely devoid of the startling, there
was nothing except a plot verging on
thinness to keep the audience awake
after the curtain fell a second time.
A1' E1YHAIGH
A review, by Robert Henderson.
A legend has begun to grov about
Mr. Haigh; synonomous, with his
name the criticism is invariably ad-
vanced that he is t'echnically ,perfect.
Like that: he is technically perfect;
and there is a shrug of the shoulders,
dismissing him. The whole attitude is
always that such a virtue is a major
fault, and all this, of course, is ridic-
ulous.
Andrew Haigh does play with an as-
tonishing mechanical accuracy, but it
quaint rococco design: Vienna cen-
turies ago all gathered in a ball-room,
in a few measured bars, with brilliant
crystal chandelliers dripping wax
everywhere in little strings. It was de-
lightful.
His most satisfying effects, how-
ever, were obtained in his second en-
core at the close of the program, the
Dohnanyi Capriccio in F minor. Here,
rythmically and melodically, he fairly
carried his audience away. Ther was
a verve and enthusiasm about his
whole attitude that for the first time
that afternoon genuinely thrilled his
house,
And this is in itself almost a
phenomenon. If a screen were to be
placed around him, his listeners
would be all but enchanted; before
them, he appears wooden, cold and
uninteresting. There is an atmospher,
of stiff aloofness about him a pose
that as much as dares his audienc,
to like his playing. When he ends his
pieces, there is no toss of the head,
no gesture that commands applause:
the audience is timid over it, and Ir-
ritated.
Frankly, it amounts to this: Mr.

Haigh lacks temperament, all sem-
blance of that quality which over-
blances a man's career to fame or ob-
scurity. If Mr. Haigh is wise, he will
cultivate all those little, foolish, ob-
vious tricks that make or break an
artist: he will learn how to bow, how
to is surely to his credit. More than
this, he adds to his work a very real
interpretive sense. In his program,
Sunday afternoon in Hill auditorium,
this was especially marked in the
Debussy Reflets dans 1 'Eau, the con-
trasting softly lyric Sonetto del
Patrarca and the grandoise 15th Hun-I
garian Rhapsodie of Liszt, and the
Schumann Papillons.
In the Papillons, especially, he
brought to the piece a certain episodic
stacatto brittleness. Even in the fortes
passages one sensed little figures hop-
ping, bobbing, flirting up and down.
The entire interpretation was preg-
nant with a smile, how to comb his

When there comes to me an image
Of a lively football scrimmage,
Though it takes me far beyond my
native gate,
There's a keen magnetic pressure
Brought to bear upon my vesture
That accelerates my passage down
South State.
Yet in all my calculation
There's no law in operation
That assists me toward the campus
for a class.
And I've found that gravitation
Can't direct preambulation
If the portals of U. Hall I ought to
pass.
Oh, I know some force primeval
Is at work for man's upheaval
So necessity and wish can't correlate
I For .something has the function
Of preventing such a junction
If the roll-call starts a little afte
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the new age as that which now, ac-
companies thoughts of Mason hall,
a:nd the much older and more beau-
tiful structures in the East such as
Connecticutt hall.
CAMPUS OPINION
Anonymous conications will be
disregarded. Tbe names of communi-
cants will, however, be regarded as
confidential upon request.

In answer to L 'esprit d 'Amerique's
offering of Oct. 21, may I ask why the
Germans overran Belgium? Was it be-
cause Belgium had a large, well train-
ed army? Why did Germany attack
France? Was it because France was
considered to have an invincible army?

quate training, but it is; also nearly A CHIIIES ARTICILE'
twice as large and as such must be To the Editor:f
more unwieldy, requiring infinitely In what way, I ask N. S. and A. B.-
more training. No one wants Michi- theologians-does their review of Ann
gan to imitate the Illinois organiza- Arbor's -sermons, as published in the
tion in its "150 more at home" policy, recent issue of Chimes, .resemble in
but the local band can afford to emu- function the ordinary conception of a
late the Illini in effectiveness of drill. dramatic criticism? It has been my
At the Wisconsin game, the band opinion that negative criticism of a
was little better. It presented a rag [play amounted to nothing else than
ged appearance and cooperated poorly. advice to stay away from it. So, also,
There was no excuse for its bellowing favorable criticism of a dramatic pro-
out in the midst of Wisconsin cheers; 'duction must encourage its attendance.
there was no reason why it should not Where, then, does the' function of the
have played the alma mater song for "'Church Review," if it has a function,}
Wisconsin rooters to sing instead of resemble that of the dramatic criti-
their football song; there is no ex- cism? Surely it does not advise the
planation of the confusion which re- Campus not to go to last Sunday's
sulted between the cheerleaders and services at the Congrepiscopal church.
the band. In fact that whole perfor- Perhaps it congratulates us on not
mance between halves displayed ig- having gone?
norance of the situation and poor 1 Surely when, in infinite wisdom, N.
training. At whose door this trpuble $ S. tells us that Mr. Lewis was respons-
may be laid, remains to be seen. ible for a poor sermon, he does not
If the Varsity band expects to be accuse that gentleman of consistently.
placed on a solid basis financially it poor efforts. Surely, when A. B., by
must show that it is worthy of the virtue of his excellent iudgment. rec-

Is there no difference between pre-
paredness to defend and preparedness
to attack?
America is prepared but this does
not mean that she is prepared to
I strike down defenseless nations. You
shrink with horror at the thought of
"cold steel." Woodrow Wilson tried
to prove that the pen was mightier
than the sword; but which stopped the
Hun and saved the world?
Did you ever see a big boy keep two
smaller boys from fighting? He was
well able to fight but instead he pre-'
vented fighting. If the "mailed fist"
is being brandished, and I deny that it
is, is it necessarily for evil? And
speaking of brandishing "mailedt
fists," what is the League of Nations
doing when it says,. " You must not.
fight." Just how are they going to
keep a nation from fighting? By
threats, of course.
Is it really a League of Nations or
is it a League of Notions, foolish no-
tions at that? Which put Europe on
her feet, the League in four years, or
General Dawes in six months? Has the
League, during its lifetime, prevented
one war or presented one workable
plan to restore Europe?
I,, too, invite you to read conserva-
tive, progressive, and radical litera-
ture and then consider what each
theory has done when practiced, in-
stead of what it nromised to do. For

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You did not need a fireless
cooker, or anything like it, in
your pocket for Saturday's
game. Old Sol worked over-
time for you, but don't expect
him to do so at the Iowa
game or all through the win-
ter.
Better look up the Water-
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needed and secure your
share. Warm weather is the
opportune time to prepare for
cold. Do it now.
See our chemical Hot Bag
$2.00 at
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