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bECEMBER 13, 1924

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Auring the University year by the Board in
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In the past few weeks The Daily r
has suggested several times possible s
revision of rushing rules, and would t
welcome a discussion of the subject a
in its Campus Opinion column. There i
is this much of which anyone musts
be certain: a new system must beI
based on pledging deferred at leastc
until the second semester. Second f
year pledging would be even better,
but it would hardly be possible toY
make such an extreme change imme-1
diately. The defects of first semesterk
pledging are obvious to Lnyone. An
editorial in The Dartmouth, printed
in an adjoining column, points then
out in a concise manner much as theyt
have been discussed previously in our
columns. It is the moral duty of everyj
fraternity man at Michigan who val-
ues the future of the organizations
in the University to consider the rush-
ing problem carefully and to initiate
agitation in his individual house
which will lead to immediate action
by the present Interiraternity Coun-
cil or any other such body which
might be created for the purpose. A
change must be made before the
present year is over.
With the passage of the cruiser and
battleship rehabilitation bill by thel
Senate, only the President's signature
is needed to make possible the mod-
ernization of the United States navy.
The necessity for this step as a meansI
of maintaining our national existence
cannot be doubted ,since the improve-
ments will only serve to bring the
navy up to the 5-5-3 ratio established
by the Washington naval disarmament
conference. The fact that it is neces-
sary, however, would seem to indicate
that the international race for naval
supremacy -"has not been stopped in
spirit, only in volume.
A failure to maintain a sufficient
national defense such as is providedI
in the new bill would be nothing less
than suicide. The position of the !
United States as a colonial and world
Dower. and our enormous coast line.

oles played by the men. It is impos-
sible, except in a very few exceptions,
o make beautiful girls out of an aver-
agely good looking man. The Mich-
gan operas owe a large part of their
success outside of Ann Arbor to the
humor to be derived from the mus-
cular "feminine" figures, the mannish
faces, and the bass voices. Most of us
would be indeed proud if we could
make up and look as well as this




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TO-DAY: "Tickled To Death" by
Donald E. L. Snyder at 2:15 and 8:14
o'clock In the Whitney theatre.

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year's feminine cast. All in all, an A* * *
evening at the opera is an evening "TICKLED TO DEATH"
well spent. Having seen the opera in A review, by John Garlinghouse.
Ann Arbor we mean to take the folks j This year's Michigan Union opera loh Ends of the Diagonal Walk
and our "best girls" to see it in De- isn't as bad as some critics would
troit. have us think. Nor is it as superbI_ __ _
R. H. H., '25E as the members of the far-fanmed pub- I
L. M. L., '25A ! licity committee, mentioned in a re- E E E 4 illliilliiilillllilllilli
S. K. M., '25E cent review, have told the world. In S M T W T F S
P. S. T., Grad. some respects the production can be 1 2 3 4 5 6B1= 1T
F. T. Y., '25 considered a distinct improvement 7 9 10 11 ]2 13 -
R. N. D., '25. over Lionel Ames' vehicle of last 14 16 17 18 19 20
year. Certainly most of the profes- 14 -2
A JUSTiFICATiON OF THE sional flavor about which there as 21 12 23 24 25 1627
UNION OPERA been so much talk is lost in "Tickled 28-29-30 31 a .t d els
to Death," in some parts too far gone(---
Feeling quite keenly that an injus- In attempting to produce a realNti
tfce under the supposed guise of musical comedy instead of a fashion Notice N oetterCandiesM a e=
humor was attempted against this revue Mr. Shuter has undertaken a __
difficult thing. He has been given an atAny Price
original plot, some good music, some We clean and reblock hats and caps
and realizing also that I happened to terrible actors, and one good vamp- and do it RIGHT. You will appreciate
be one who attempted to write a plot the lines are negligibly poor. He has having your hat done over in a clean
for this year's show, I feel that per- retained from past productions such and sanitary manner, free from odor
haps I may be able to undertake a embellishments as gorgeous costumes d dy
cr ticism of the column which appear- and exceptional scenic effects. The
ed in The Daily, Wednesday morn- commixture of these elements is a FACTORY HAT STORE oxed - rappe-aie
ing. paradox. There is much to praise 617 Packard St. hone 1792
There is nothing more desirable and a great deal to blame. The opera (Where D U R. Stos at State)
than constructive criticism, but when is quite musical, but in few senses a - C and $1.00 the Pound
an attempt is made for none too subtle comedy. Indeed in this last factor is
reasons to wage a destructive cam- found the fundamental fault of the R A
paign, I feel that something should be produecan be no doubt that the at-et
done. Last year the Opera was crit- Te at he a t- -
iczdfristempts at humor are "vulgar." Not-
mcmzed for its professionalism and this that the reviewer was shocked or par--
year a valiant attempt has been made ticularly disgusted, but-neither was G A R R I C
to restore college atmosphere to the he particularly amused. The injection sTr T WALKER PresentsSS
production. Its success as yet has of campus atmosphere is an admira- Ss
not be ascertained. ble thing in itself, it is that for which The Romantic Comedy
Mr. Shuter has been criticized for we have all been crying. 9flut the 'jTh eProud irincess'i IN THE ARCADE
changinK the lines in "Tickled to humor is not even cleverly risque-
Death" but let me say here, as a reg- it will fail absolutely to give to its 1McKAY MORRIS i111111111111i11111i tiii 1111111111111111 HliI ll11 i 11111111111112 Ill1i 11111111U111i y
ular attendant at every rehearsal, he vacation auditors any impression ex- - -
has changed of his own accord, but cept that Michigan humor is insepr-
one line. We have been accused of ably bound up with "necking" and
dealing in lines filled with "smut," Philcsophy 1-all of which may be
but knowing the show as well as I true.
do, it seems to me that a person who Very obviously the only accomplish- You AillIrish to make THAT GIFTsomethin
views the pesent lines in the light edactor of the production is Roberteng persona
double' meaning, has either a mind Barton Henderson, a convincing and
slightly degenerated or is much, much devlishly beautiful Countess Valeri
y Mischkinoff. He is the one person in
"wiser". than we who have worked I the cast who injects real personalityI7

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jl YG , a u VL 011VU ka!L 110,
predestine our policy in this respect.
The fact that our navy is kept up to
date, however, should signify nothing!
more than a measure of protection.
There is a danger in any utterances
by naval authorities which might lead
the world to think sinister motives
were the basis of this policy.

Night Editor-HARODD A. MOORE-
Dartmouth has an Interfraternity{
Council, one ihat has been in active{
being a long time. It has, in succes-
sive years, attempted to solve the
problem of freshman pledging. Each
school year 'has brought its innova-
tions-short and long periods of rush-
ing have 'ien tried, second, semester
pledging 'has ;been attempted, there,
have been -.specifled calling hours,
fraternity unday entertainments, in
fact nearly every imaginable device
has been erpployed to eliminate "grab-
them-off-the-train" tactics which are
prevalent, at Mieligan.
Although none of these means of
pledging freshmen has been com-
pletely successful, Dartmouth fra-
ternity men ;are convinced that. de-
ferred plsdigng is the only fair sys-
tem. As , instance of this feelingI
there has been unanimous approval
of a recent ruling by the administra-!
tion of the eoPge which stated that
"after the. close of the present acad-'
emic yea,4 'no fraternity will be per-
mitted either to initiate or to pledge
a man tomqembership until he .shall
have attaifi sophomore standing and
only after.the. beginning of the man's
sophomote' year within the college."
Imagine the howl which would be set
up at Michigan if President Burton
were to issue such an edict. There
would be endless'assertion of frater-J
nity rights, a harking back to theI
sacred cause of independence. Yet
fraternities, by their refusal to recog-
nize a most crucial problem are en-
couraging a similar action by the
University administration. Something!
must be done immediately. The pres-
ent intolerable situation if not reme-
died by concerted action among the
fraternities through their official or-
gan of expression, the Interfraternity
Council, will surely necessitate official
Although it is certain that condi-j
tions at Michigan and Dartmouth are
greatly different, there is much in this
for our fraternities, and their Coun-
cil. At Dartmouth every effort has
been made to devise a system whichI
would be fair to both freshmen and
houses. At Michigan no real attempt
at improvement has been made in sev-
eral years, despite the fact that the
number of organizations has increased

America must lead the world to wt e lines so constantly.
iThhe ies hs no taenht by. hi
peace. There is no other nation with The Opera has not been hurt by this
such a background as ours, no group criticism and I sometimes wonder if
hewh delinhrhciiimi
of nations who will undertake the who deals in harsh criticism is
crusade unless we are included. For really trying to help the sale of seats.
that reason our increasing cooperation It does cause curiosity, has already
with the League is welcomed by increased the line of purchasers at
Europe. There be those who would the box office, but that is not the kind
accuse most of the great powers of theof advertising the Opera wants to put
accse ostof he rea poersof'theIts shows across. It stands on its own
world of militaristic designs and who isw crss Itcts ontstrown
would urge upon this country the meritsand welcomes constructive
necessity for preparing for a new criticism. To my way of thinking
struggle. It is evident to the close subtle slander does not hurt the show
observer, nevertheless, that the ma-n.u .l
jority of the world's people sincerely fleets to the decided discredit upon the
desire peace and an increased inter- one who writes it.
nationalism. It is for the Unite'l -A Cast Member.
States to crystalize this feeling by --.-- ..__ -_.
forwarding everY move toward world D
peace, such as the League and its Pro- EDTORIAL COMMENT
tocol, and eliminating from its foreignI
and domestic policies everything that STEPPING INWISELY
might smack of offensive tactics. 1 The Dartmouth, The Xacko, The
A measure of naval disarmament Bema, and The Tower were all plan-
has been accomplished. The Wash- in n o-.o'

ington government is right in main-
taining our position as established byE
that pact. It should not stop there,'
however. It should work toward fur-
ther naval and land disarmniament, the
only guarantee of permanent peace.,
A nonymnuc, cnlmnications will he
disregrded. The name's of comninuni-
cants will, however, be reearded as
confidential upon request.

ning an in ense campaign to put over
a second year rushing season for
Darmouth. The Forensic Union was
arranging an open forum for the com-
plete discussion of the need for second
year rushing. Now, however, definite'
and final action has come from the
Administration, so that any possibility
of the failure of the campaign is cov-
ered. The Administration has studiedh
the problem over a series of years and
has made the only decision possible
ta alleviate the situation at Dart-

into his role-by next year he should
be leading lady. To use his favorite
critical expression, he has that
"verve" which was so noticeably lack-
ing in other interpretations of the
A word should be said about the
dancing. The specialty dances of
Peaches and George were the most
artistically and skillfully rendered of
any in our short experience with
Union operas. Their part in the pro-
r duction alone is sufficient to justify
it. The chorus, however, exhibited a
sort of daze which was qgot becoming,
only laughable-at any rate, a whole-j
some laugh.
The opera as a whole will be a
success on the road. It will not dazzle
as have other operas, but it will
please. They always do, these college
boys. The production has excellent
music, a very little comedy, a good
actor, two fine voices-oh, yes, and
the above-mentioned plot, that's all!
* * *
As the third program in the
Play Production series, Professor
Hollister is presenting "Arms and the
Man" by George Bernard Shaw
Wednesday evening, December 17, in
University hall.
All of Shaw's plays are very great,
but there are four that are his great-
est: "Caesar and Cleopatra," "Saint
Joan," "Captain Brassbound's Con-
Ivers on," and "Arms and the Man."
The first is a towering epic of woman's
living libidonousness, the second an
invective against Romanism, the third
,a thumb-nail variation on the comedy
i of manners, and the fourth an impos-
sible canto of sheer nonsense.
Since "The Importance of Being
Earnest" and "Through the Looking-
Glass" all literature has produced no
more galloping burlesque of reason
- and romance than "Arms and the
Man." The scene is laid in Roumania.,
and the curtain opens on a lady's
chamber with the essential lady quiet-
ly in bed and asleep. Suddenly there
is firing in the street below and
a breathless, dirty soldier dashes

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iiOIE OPER Each year the Interfraternity Coun-
To the Editor: cil 'has called the rushing situation a
It seems to us that, aside from the i "mess," quite accurately. And each
c iticism by Norma fBicknell, there year it has shifted the time- of bidding,
has appeared no cool-headed, un- the method of bidding, or the manner
prejudiced review of this year's opera. of calling, with no noticeable improve-
Two other attempts at criticism nient. All the first year seasons have
turned out to be but two vehicles for proved unsatisfactory. The counts
weak and anmateurship sarcasm against the first-year season are num-
punctuated with a few personal slams. erous. First, it is entirely artificial.
True, this year's opera is not quite Every fraternity man wears his best
as good as "Cotton Stockings" but face until the rushing is over, then he
"Cotton Stockings" was so far in the becomes natural.
lead of its class that this year's prod- Second, the first-year season denies
uct is still better than an average I freshmen complete intelligence re-
success. ! garding the group they would join.
The plot is uique and, for that The word "rush" is taken literally,
reason, interest:ng. The scenery and and the younger men, who are in the
costumes are colorful and yet tasteful. major:ty in the freshman class, fail to
The cast was somewhat hindered by grasp the real purpose and signifi-
the smallness of the Whitney stage, cance of a fraternity. Surely they will
some of the chorus number; being a find themselves by the end of the first
bit too crowded for the bWst ,effect. year and be able to choose intel-
The music is well arranged and of the ligently. The arguments they heed to
catchy variety that should make it as freshmen will not be the deciding
popular. "Peaches" and "Love is facturs in their choice as sophomores.

through the French window, hotly
pursued-off-stage-by a dashing bri-
gade of Roumanian sergeantry.
The lady, as is to be expected, jumps
from her bed, very horrified and very
negligee. Gradually it develops that
he is one of the enemy, hardly a
serious enemy but a Swiss soldier of
fortune, exceedingly hungry, tired and
abused. In the end he finds a box of I
chocolates, and as the curtain falls'
he lies on the lady's bed munching
one, two, three of them all at once.
This is only the first act; there are
two more as ridiculous, all fusing to a
series of situations both shocking,
farcical, and plainly startling. From
"Arms and the Man" came "The
Chocolate Soldier," so-called the be-
ginning and end nf musical orndmpv

by leaps and bounds. Men of Dart- Fate" do not deserve to retire with the Third, a first-year season creates a
mouth have long, sinfce discarded the opera at the end of the run. I harmful check on the natural inter-
hit and miss, unorganized rushing Tu Yung, Marceline, and Nyan-Tay course between freshmen and upper-
during the first few weeks. Michigan are the parts best acted while Barre) classmen. When a freshman is seen
men continue in a state of mental Hill is to be congratulated for having' with a fraternity man there are
lethargy to believe that this is the an excellent voice and using it to such whispers of his being "sunk" or of
only way to pledge freshmen. It is good advantage. the fraternity man's "playing up" to
true that nearly every year a few The local color of the opera is ex- freshmen. Such talk is naturall
chosen souls have discussed the nos- cellent and gives it the air of being ennngh, hut tho ituation thnt crentoe


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