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__THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Mnot the Reverend McConnell. He takes impluses, higher ideals, and greater
"p.x an V i I CAMPUS OPINION a thught of the Rev. McConnell and usefulness.
Anonymous comnuncations will be leads into an altogether unjust criti- Even the great Jesus "played" with
Ithe Uveryar by t ard y cants wil, howeve, be regarded as cIsm.his disciples, and I am one who be-
rol of Studen t ications. confidential upon rcquest. From the statements , the pastor lieves that he laughed as heartily as
taoWt Corc dtimade the editor makes sweeping and he wept bitterly.
1.of Western ConferenceEditorial "ROUTINE" AT OXFORD halt-thought-out conclusions, and Wesley H. Maurer.
To the Editor: writes of the church generally, so far
. Associated Preis is exclusively en As an Oxfordtuoaprsne- '
I the use for republication of all news tutor, at present en- as the "majority of persons" is con-
tce s cre lited to it or not otherwise joying the hospitality of the Univer- cerned, that it has "lost its spiritual
i this paper and the local news pub- sity of Michigan, I am naturally cur- significance" and that the "house of M U S IC
tous about the differences between worship has become a place of enter-A
tered at the postoffice at Ann Arbor, our educational systems, and read tainment." I am sure that these state-
igan, as secondclass matter. Special rate tim~t msr htteesae
sta Ggrante by Third Assistant Post-with interest your account of a state- ments, upon second thought, would,'D R A M A
bscrip ion by carrier, $3.50; by mail, ment on the subject by Dean Whitney no doubt, be qualified, if not alto-
SM in today's issue. The statement, as gether
ffcs:AnAro resBuligMygebrwithdrawn by the editorial ---- ________-
. Arbor Press Building, ay. reported, emphasises two differences i writer.. TONIGHT: "The Chastening" by
gones: Editorial, 2414 and 176-Mi bul- which I had not myself noticed; and uCharles Rann Rennedy in 11111 audi-
96o. But concerning his more specific
I should be glad to know whether they crtc oeing sore si. torium tit 8 o'clock.
EDITORIAL STAFF have impressed others who are famil- The following, especially, prompts an
Telephones 2414 and 176-M iar with the two places. answer: TE FACULTY CONCERT
Oxford Regulations 1Arveb aetn ais
MANAGING EDITOR The"firsxhrigieuirements "Everything from basketball and A review, by Valentine Davies.
PHILIP . WAGNER thate pply to daily routine of student dancing to moving pictures in the The University Symphony orches-
r.dito..........obert GaRansay lie'f at Oxford, which are later re-church are resorted to as a means of tra as an organization of students of
Night Editors ferred to as "the strict supervision of attracting the mob. Agressiveness re- music who are eager for experience,
-ge W.Davis Harold A. Moore private life." The only facts I can places intelligence, entertainment in- did itself proud Sunday afternoon in
rnas P. Henry Fredk. Y. Sparrow, Jr.dh spiration. The church of today has
neth C. Keller Norman R. that think of as intended here are the fol- ibecome a social center, a community its first appearance of the season
ta Editor.......William H. Stoneman lowing: The regulations of the variousbom ii
laa Editor.......Robert S. Mansfield house, attempting rather pitifully to Hill auditorium. As a symphony or-
nen's Editor. .,.Verena Moran colleges require their undergraduate
ic and 1rama.'..jRobert B. Henderson members to be within the college by fill the place of the restaurant, the chestra of the first class it is patently
graph Assistants midnight and also during the first theater, and the dance hall." absurd to. comment on it. Mr. Lock-
ise 'Barley Winfield H. LineTeChrhad Mrl
ion Barlow Carl E. Ohlmacher three years to report themselves as The Church and Morals wood seemed to have a reasonable
ie S. Bennets William C. Patterson being out of bed by 8 a. m., on three Is it a mistake that the church to- comprehension of the requirements of
th Cady r 1helen S. Ramsay
ard B. rosbye Regina Reichmiann days :of each week. To understand day should become so related to life the score, and deserves credit for the
etine L. Davie Marie Reed these rules, two things must be re- that it enters into the "laughing-life" tlin whie h and she.
bs W. Fernamberg Edmarie Schrauder training which the musicians showed.
plii O. Gartner Frederick H. Shilhto membered. One is that we have no and "play-life" of pepole? Is the's
omug i'ouseworth C. Arthur Stevens p y(Gd rcfladsrtlk t
abeth S. Kennedy Marjory Sweet compulsory attendance at lectures and church to be criticised negatively for symphony g flat ) was wer in their
abeth Liebermann Herman J. Wise there is no assurance that a student its effort to bring into its own folds, spny ndh flat) wa we int a
TAFF : is actually residing unless he spends those things when not properly super- ease with it. In the last movement
TeUeponeS 960 the night in college. The other is vised, are responsible to a great ex- particularly they reached the height u
Telephone that life is 'a community or family tent for the puzzling moral problems
of the performance.i
BUSINESS MANAGER life, for whose amenities some com- with which the church is confronted?othepeormac e.
WM. D. ROESSER plaisance is necessary. If college ser- Is the church, which is finally wak- Ie ore p rest r Lyricuite
ertising............--...E. L. Dunne vants were kept up all night, or had ing up after hearing the just criticism Grieg fered ar greater difficulties.T
.esing.J J.Mrks to carry breakfast to men's rooms at for so long, that "the church is too i seemed als too mucf the
rermisng. 1.A ak orchestra, and in several instances the
"rtising................H. M. Rockwell all hours, expenses would be in- pious for much use," to be criticised in
unts:...Byron Parker interpretation was by no means clear
wlaton.........R. C. Winter creased. The regulations of the Uni- for experimenting as to how it might
iction.................John . Conin versity moreover forbid students to best serve youth by giving clean,cam
Assistants I i however, was by far the most worth-
W. Arnold W. L. Mullins frequent drinking bars (though not wholesome entertainment? And is it while Beethoven's third iano con-
r'. Ardussi K. F. Mast ( hl. etovnsthr iaocn
'n urns wmann dining places where alcoholic drink possible that we now have young certo in C minor was surprisingly
Dentz Thomas Olmstead is served,) public dancing rooms, public 'fogies coming to life, criticising the s
i Feitz . Rosenzweig gaming -rooms and meretricious so- more modern truth in psychology, that t webe condescendinon e
or .+reehlung Margaret Sandburg piety. Ihese rules maybe futile, but great principles can be effectively
E. IHamaker d.gr p i c btvAndrew Haigh, the soloist, gave a -
Johnson ^. 1- cinclair they are not felt so oppressive as taught through play and through the sound performance. He seems to have
t W Krmer F. Taylor would be the total prohibition of sociable nature of man, even better, in his possession all the gifts which
drinking or' the compulsory attendance in many instances, than through llo en ion alte ift hc
at, lectures. Iaade ic discussion? fellow men can give him. That he
t t sce churc sat has been granted the gift of God is
The second suggested difference is T T church in attempting to get at doubtful.
rESi3~DAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1924 "the traditional Engiish aristrocratic the sottom of the laxity of morals' ,__ _
~- conception of education" which "has among people, has found the source
ght Editor-THOS. P. HENRY, JR. in it the beginnings of class distinct- of degenerating impulses in the "play- THE YPSILANTI PLAYERS
TIMIE TO RETIRE tions." I am afraid it is true that the life" of people, in their recreational A review, by Robert Henderson.
desire for a University education i nements. In the same instances the The program presented last week
n the very shadow of the most less widely spread in England tha church has been in process 'of adap- by the Ypsilanti Players for its seven
~rwhelming defeat ever sustained I
t p , l G s A it is here; partly, perhaps, because tation to this very problem and has performances represented something
the party, William Gibbs Me doo that education is "liberal" in the main, purposely and methodically entered
i Gov. Al Smith, leaders of the two rather than technical. But when the into the "play-life" of people, and of a debut for Paul Stephenson, the
posing factions which fought each desire exists there is absolutely no bar ys with them. assistant director, who had complete
ter so bitterly and caused the un- to its satisfaction except expense, and t.charge of the bill
ecedeited, prolongation of the Demo- EpyPw hreo h il
dNtional onvntion thae a- t appears no greater with us than Thus when the eitoi lier says ' The Obvio iyr uniue number ot
t aratolC with you. Te icosrf life and educ- in an air of finality that "it simply the production, and early the best
new fight in 128 'vIs a question of functibn, he states production the Playeri's have ever pre-
ne ftingtheaOxford than here and can be covered only half the truth for it is also a nt w Br'The Wel-e-
ccused of being the cause of the by every clever and well taught boy in uosented, was Barri's The
tost complete wreck of the party, scholarships, so that he need not en- When the church finds its pews nembered Voice."
:h of these confirmed rivals have croach on his hours of study or social hd The story deals with the ast,
gu.ctvtiswhc pit ofu- ^empty, and on the other hand finds Thevoydel eitrhevs
gun activities which point to fur- intercourse by working his way. There mpI poignant longing in every English
er conflict within the ranks. Curious atthe news columns filled with crime, home for somi solace from their dead,
are plenty of boys at Oxford whose'ahomecfoassome-shlacesrropetteirrdead,
>ugh, both seem to be agreed upon Ifathers' incomes are under $1500, and increaseinthedisrespect for law, ar-killed sofs 'Barrie with his con-
fact that the party must become if their manners are agreeable th and notic also that a a art of fident skill pesents a picture of the
licallyare as likely to be popular, and in- tragic bitternes growing from the
t is ever to continue in the position deed prominent, as anybody. ; h ben p pb l omeac situation: the hysterical mother
the opposition party, and, at the No Fear Of Comparison firmly assured by her table-rappings
me time, call back into the fold I fear this letter may seem con- h didactic method, it realizeserpiteously disgusted at
)se semi-iadicals who were drawn . .ithatromething must be done and done anr ths fath. o
adcl h eedantroversial in tone. But n fact I am far' her easy faith. '
ray by LaFollette. from thinking the advantages are all quickly, Does anyone think that rea- IFrom the first moment exactly the
Governor Smith fired the first gun on our side The differences which soning academic discussion, exposi- s
tionr sideanyheotherrmethodwhofheffective atiqphere,was struck and
the preliminary skirmish by his strike me are not quite those sug- tion, and any other method of inspira- consistently Iaintained; the soft
tingwithGeoge Bennn, Dmo-tion, will suffice at a time when
eting with George Brennan, Demo- gested by your notice but I do not voices, the respective characterizations
tic national committeeman for Ill-yt people are being ruled by impulses especially Mr. Steimle's as the father
s, and former Senator Tom Tag- -to state them confidently. fo afatherto s o andreas -the settings, 'and the remarkable
t of Indiana at French Lick last' I do not think, by the way, that in .. lighting plot were carefully, accurate-
,ek Tismetig s 'nralyr' with his son about some maicious'
ek. This meeting is generally re- the field of scientific research (as dis-I ,y ly fused ito a tense fantasy that kept
ded by the politicians to be the tinct from its commercial application) practice, when the ather fully knows the audience all but breathless. In
uing council 'o the coming war or of medical discovery and training, ilthatlreasorblecturinIor n every way, the production was a lit-
settle .the supremacy of the Demo- Oxford and Cambridge need fear com-db eral triumph for Mr. Stephenson, ar-
ti t do little good for the boy at most? .

U p y. parison with any universit.3tsial n tet ciy
hatisconsidered to be the launch-pasity. That father knows if that boy is to T.
Yours faithfully be led away from a wrong practice, The to comedies, St. Hankin's
of the Mc Adoo campaign, is an E. F. Carritt. b Ue mwst bomaniong prc- "The Constant Lover" and Louise
torial which appear in the columns P. . Since writing the above I am there must be companionship, dire - Saunder's "Figureheads," however,
Th lesnr o f Owenborton, adaptation; not suppression or wr adya ucsflo ore
e Messenger of wensoro, pleased to notice that in your "Feature academic discussion. That father if he re hardly as successful of course,
'tucky, a DemocratIc organ pub- Section" for today Mr. P. H. Smith aitf if such finished, deft performances
ied by National Committeeman givesaniis wise, will get into the thought-lifew
ge yNtoa omtemnives an impression of E+nglish col- were p resented here, every one would
ey AWoodson. In this article, Wood- of his boy, through the sociable side,
lege life substantially in agreementt ' be in a seventh heaven of praise, but
points out the "stupendous mis- with my own. He specially mentions Le Te Chur Dance the Ypsilanti Players have brought
e made by the party in holding that "it is a life in which rules are their standard to such a professional
convention in New York and goes fewThe church has been compelled to
as few and far between" and that "Eirery-level that it would be ridiculous to
to say that it took a combination body knows everybody else." Thesel measure them by the conventional
15 candidates to prevent Mc Adoo's seem to be the requirements of liberty primary function, that of preaching m
nination, adding that even then and democracy the gospel, for that of living with ate footic y
leaders of the movement were - _people. The trouble with the church in subdued tempo, for both the settings
ven to trump up the Ku Klux Klan the past has been, that it was too far nd the individua actors were x-
,e "as a last resort." (Note: In addition to the article on from life. Today, the church is rapid-
oms a more ress disCambridge university, in the feature ly going into every phase of life, and it cellent in themselves. But a comedy,
'rom a more or less disinterested save in odd rare ca:'ies, must be played
nt of view, the coming conflict'~s section of Sunday, November 16, The is making it difficult for those people
Dail als pubished, onngovember9, s with a certain..bravado, exageration or
singjust as the national conven-Daily also published, on November 9, who have tried to justify their indif-
an article describing Oxford.-Ed.) ference to the church. So the church protesquerie. The lines must be read
a finally became. In its more serb-
aspects, it would seem, as many is not surprised when many financiers, amst ridicosly l y nd there
mrusts be ai constant,lorhudylthmzic verve:.
ervers expressed at the time of the "JESUS PLAYED" noticing purpose in the church's ef-sssy
To te Edtorfort ofreserchin te idustialall this is a technique easily acquired,,
vention, that the best thing for the To the Editor: forts f research the and Mr. Stephenson needs but a fe
fare of the party would be the com- In all fairness, I believe the writer field, say: "The function of the church addtr. Stephensonns but a few
to suppression of the presidential of the editorial in Sunday's Michi- is to preach the gospel, and noto aistnal productions to compliment
irations of both men. gan Daily on "Religion on Sale," study the problems of economics." p n*u*
must have seen only an opportunity And the church is not surprised to
orty-nine University of Missouri for an editorial in that subject. Ha( hear some politicians, who have feltT I' ELS llCO ' TRIO
dents have signed a resolution de- he thought out his subject thoroughly the searching eyes of the church in A review, by Robert Ramsay.
'ing that they would not fight in he would have realized that it was t their field, say "The function of the A violinist, haughtily imperturbable
ther war in which the U. S. might not an idea which could be brushed church is to preach the gospel, not in his attitude toward his audience,
:mie involved-disastrous effects of aside by a few wide-sweeping state- to meddle in politics." And I think it a cellist, playing angrily at his instru-'
lern education. ments, and conclusions drawn from rather expects a few young people to ment, a pianist, expansively radiating
observations at a distance. utter the same bromide, and all for good will--that is the Elshuco Trio.
bio takes the title-of the best That the Rev. C. M. McConnell of the same reason. And yet, from the union of these
rolled state in the Union. It was a IChic go was probably right in warn- If the church's mission is to pro- varying temperaments, and ,.mood.,
r curve in the road that didn't ing pastors of rural churches from vide a vital religious message,: to results magnificient music, a feast of
e its boy scout and a red lantern resorting to "circus stunts" to attract preach the gospel, not for the purpose pure melody. The Schubert Trio, tre-

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