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magnitude of the opium industry, and T historical perspective, he has identi-
the harm it is doing. fled as "Babylonian revels." A clear
More than 4,000,000 sheets om mime- case of culture diffusion. The cli- M U S I C
ographed information have been dis- matic theory goes further. This"is the AND
tributed since the beginning of the season of congealed precipitation;
conference, and columns upon col- therefore of snowballs. Professor ' R A Ml1 A
umns of material have appeared in Huntington, of Yale university, the
an almost unanimously sympathetic leading American cimatist, has no
press. It is an axiom that before doubt already composed a monograph ALFRED CORTOT
there is public action there must be explaining the recent affair in which A review, by Robert Hamilton.
public opinion; and the present con- the Yale fr'eshmen broke all the win- !The present musical season in Ann
ference, whatever its colterete down in all the dormitories-the most Arbor has been singularly devoid of
achievements, has aroused it. wantonly destructive act ,we are told, really interesting concerts, and it was
since the seniors stole the fence. therefore an occasion for especial re-
ONE NEVER KNOWS There is also temperature. It is cold. joicing that on January 28 we were
Before plunging int othe uncharted Woman is always most susceptible to permitted to hear Alfred Cortot in re-
seas of another semester's work, each extremes of temperature. Therefore cital. Mr. Cortot is now indisputably
University student ought to hesitate the co-eds smoke. At Vassar, 433 of among the half dozen foremost living -
for at least a moment to consider the them.. masters of the pianoforte and his re-
momentous happenings of the past Unfortunately these data are unre- cent concert confirmed that opinion,
week-end and their significance in liable. Various special interests com- formed when he appeared here in
any consideration of the course he is bine to distort the perspective. Like 1922. His performance, it is our dis-
to follow in the coming eighteen other primitive races, college stu- agreeable duty to record, wsa received
weeks. dents are not disposed to minimize generally with that well-controlled
While nearly ten thousand sighs of their exploits in the telling. Nor are enthusiasm always evinced by local
relief were being heaved by as many their elders more objective. Parents I audiences towards any musical event1
weary men and women as their final and professors are most impression- more exhilarating that Sousa's BandI
scribblings were handed in directed able people, while the inhabitants of Galli-Curci or Jeritza.
and misdircited activity about the I college towns seem inspired by the The- pieces de resistance were the
Barbour gymnasium entrance pro- iperverse mania of the undertaker's Chopin iudes of which Mr. Cortot
claimed that the 1926 J-Hop with its 1 widow for every nasty detail of under- was good enough to play twelve, and
carnival midway entrance to the graduate delinquency. The story is which evoked all the tremendous !
"main show" and its Arabian atmo- told of a college president in a sweet pianistic resources at his command. !
sphere minus the "shifting sands of jlittle New England town whose citi- Although a virtuoso of the most bril-
the desert" was about to become "a zens came to his office so constantly litnt attainments, he is manifestly a
brilliant success" both as the biggest as self-deputized detectives to report profound and sensitive musician. The
social event of the year and as the the misdeeds of the students, that he difficult study in E major in his hands,
taxi companies' greatest oppoortunity invented the following stock reply: was a piece of entrancingly lovely!
to mop up. "Mr. President, there are boys in this ' poetry, while the consummate grace
Simultaneously, and what is the college who gamble, Yes Sir, gamble." j and lightness of the studies in G fiat
more serious side of the whole affair, "Sir, there are men in this town who and F minor were nothing short of
small but devoted groups of the fol- look in windows." Meanwhile the marvellous. The terrific "Winter
lowers of Mrs. Margaret Rowan were newspapers, on half-rations, as to col- !.Wind" study in A minor and in the
conscientiously preparing themselves legiate sporting news, very naturally mcre familiar one in C minor were
for the most recent end of this world go hungering and thirsting after un- played in the most lordly fashion
and the extinction of all but the 144,- Irighteousness. And as they are avid; imaginable, although the right handl
000 chosen children of God, scheduled so is the student lurid. passages in the latter composition,
for the very evening of the Hop in its j No doubt each of these theories con- like the C sharp minor valse, suffer-
midnight stages. In all probability tains a certain amount of truth. Col- ed from an over-accentuated rubato.
very few of the assembled hosts and lege students are more or less , It was a privilege to hear the charm-
guests had given a thought to this naughty. They have a good deal of ing study in E flat minor which is al-
more portentious aspect of the night; experimenting to do. Furthermore,|most never given by concert pianists
and, to those who had considered tak- they do love to shock their elders, and likewise the one in A flat from
ing their snow-white robes as a mat- and to figure richly in the popular Opus 10 which has been generally ig-
ter of preparedness, it must have been imagination. Especially in the winter nored in favor of less attractive com-
consoling for the moment when news time when there is nothing else to do. panions. Mr. Cortot is said to have
dispatches announced that the end But behind all the trumpety of oper- "worked unremittingly over these
had been deferred for a whole week atic wickedness there is another and etudes for thirty years and the results
by those who are self-appointedly in totally different phenomenon, the are apparent in the wonderful perfec-
charge. tragic misunderstanding between age tion with. which he manages every de-
Well, the point is: "The worst is yet and youth. This is serious. The ci- tail.
to come." Unfortunately, there being garette smoking illustrates it. The The Beethoven Sonata quasi una
no suitable opportunity for the Daily father thunders at his son, "Young fantasia in C sharp minor, popularly
to warn the students, most of those man, do you smoke cigarettes? Be- and meaninglessly dubbed the "Moon-
who have survived the recent finals cause if you do your allowance stops light," was not entirely satisfying.

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"BUSINESS UNIVERSITIES" are probably well started in their new today." What should the answer be? The first movement, labelled adagio
More and more our universities are courses. While no special plans are The boy does smoke. He smokes ci- sostenuto, was an interminable largo
becoming institutions which prepare i being made for the coming of the end, garettes which he knows to be cleanly anai one missed the equisite poetry felt
their students almost solely to make ! which is now determined for next Fri- made, by the most reputable firms, of in the performance by Bauer and
money. Business schools are in vogue. day at the latest ,serious minded stu- high grade tobaccoo and nothing else. Gabrilowitsch; it was too clear cold
Literary courses for men are largely I dents of the University might find it iHe smokes under properly accredited and sharply outlined. Mr. Cortot at-
made up of varied combinations of I profitable to defer any further plans auspices, in the college commons, in tacked the rebellious finale with mag-
highly theoretical economic courses, Ifor their newly-arranged courses and his chapter house, in the homes of his nificent energy and gave an interpre-
accounting and like subjects. With give a few moments of real contem- professors. Moreover, he knows that tation that would be hard to surpass
anxious frenzy students work off the plation on this most persistent yet when his father asks the question he for ejoquence and dynamic power, al-
minimum requirements in rhetoric, ever-fascinating speculation. It may is remembering that famous day and though it contained some moments of
the languages, literature, and the arts,l be a big celebration. One never year "Ask Dad; he knows when but confusion.
that they may devote themselves to knows. one brand circulated. and that in the The audience apparently found De-
the study of business. And yet the o: ___worst soctety, when whispers went bussey's " Children Corner" suite
ate some prominent figures jrc Trfer- I ' round of arsenic i the paper and co- fost to its taste; for the only real ap-
ican education who are nod yet satis- EDITORIAL COMMENT jcainin the stock, when lecturers de- plause of, the evening greeted the
fled. Dr. Glen Levin Swiggett, in charge scribed the awe-struck audiences how "Golliwog's Cakewalk" and the two
of commercial educafion in the Bu- I cigarettes were manufactured from meretricious pieces of Albeniz that
reau of Education, declares in a re-' BABYLONIAN REVELS cigar butts raked from the gutter by were added as encores. The six pieces
cent public stattment that despite the -The New Republic the trembling claws of opium fiends. Iof Debussey were played in Mr. Cor-
large .increasL~in the number of stu- T When the father asks the question he tot's most engaging manner, with a
dents in the major divisions of busi- T- I is not raising a simple issue of fact, maximum of finesse, piquancy and
ness learning, the total is relatively men. There comes a tide in the af- He means, are you a frequenter of unbane lovliness and a tone of crys-
small and indicates "inadequate col- fairs of men when laws lose their ( pool rooms and saloons? Are you a talline clarity.
legiate ureparation." 1 force and the grip of righteousness loiterer in shady alleys? Are you an The "Carnival" of the great Ger-
Whilfno one would venture to deny, is relaxed. For undergraduates that incipient dope habitue? man romanticist was beautiful in
the {alue of basic business courses tide is now at the flood. From mid- I If it be a daughter the issue, is still every detail as Mr. Cortot played it.
and)so-called higher business learning winter to the first balmy days of base- sharper. In spite of the statistics of y If it lacked all the romantic fervor
and oallewhier busintes the dball practice, but particularly during travel, it is still possible for a parent ; with which Paderewski or Gabrilo-
fozi any who desire to enter the s fieldh
of1) r~nJLL~i* a tL1v AJt*yA _+r Tr w Oi nea't+' the semester examinations and the{ never to have witnessed undoubted% wtschi would have invested it. it was.

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contention gives an entirley wrong brief recess that follows while the ladies smoking cigarettes. Such a none the less, a performance dull of
slant to the proposition. If anything faculty is reading the bluebooks, the parent may be sincerely unaware of glorious moments-one of which only
is wrong with American higher educa- curve of under-graduate wickedness the tremendous spread, of smoking a pianist of the first rank would be
tion it is its failure to properly em- mounts, and unhappy deans go wan 2 among "upperclass" women. Smok- capable. Its great length and in-
phasize the subjects of a cultural na- and haggard about their constabulary ing, to him, is the prerogative of the adaptibility to huge auditoriums may
ture. Students are prone to experi- tasks, chapter houses foam, and dormi- prostitute. When he discovers that his have contributed somewhat to the in-
tories rock on their ivy-grown founda- daughter has been smoking he treats difference with which it was heard, but
ant bins cle with highe fnae tions. Every breeze brings fresh her frankly as a lost woman. He the real reason is that Ann Arbor has
und business cycles when they haveik
not yet learned to appreciate litera- rumors of origastic revels. Freshmen, takes her to a doctor to have her I small justification for its pretended
ture and the arts, when they have not in an excess of drunken frenzy, ar- blood tested by the Wasseerman re- musical discrimination.
yet acquired the ability to express rogate to themselves the privilege of action. Preposterous you say. But' * * *
ytaqsed nthebiwl guoeresssitting on the sophomore bench. Sen- it has happened. It is a possibility in GENTLEMEN: THE MARIONETTE!
themselves in their own language to
say nothing, of French, German, or ors grown desperate from all night thousands of families of high ideals A review, by Robert Henderson.
SanohigoFecgambling vociferously "call" their and limited perspective. It is the There is now at a local theatre a
S professors. All the world's records crux of student wickedness. The Mr. Schicht who is presenting-no
It is high time that more attention (indoor) for long distance "necking" wickedness of college students is very not marionettes, for he has even taken
be paid to making a college education are repeatedly improved. largely sheer misconstruction. away their honored name- but some-
mean n more than a smattering of Various theories have been advanc- Very largely, but not wholly. Under I thing he calls wonderettes. As a good
culture and a lot of "business." Really ed to account for this phenomenon. these circumstances the undergrad- !dumb act for the lower Keith houses
big university graduates are those There is, of course, original sin; the I uate must behave. It is a moral ne- the performance is interesting, in
wlo have acquired that subtle thing undergraduate has an instinct for cessity, an unavoidable responsibility keeping: an egg jumps into a dragon,
called culture during their educational wickedness, a radical inheritance for for the education of the old-the , man turns into an airplane, and a
Sareer. Business training will comeloose living. But this does not ac- heaviest responsibility children are be-hooped lady changes into an auto-
with practice in the outside world. count for the seasonal character of ever called upon to bear. When adults mobile.
his outbreaks. According to the make asses of themselves, when they * But do you think those stiff, cock-
FACTS ABOUT OPIUM economic interpretation, these flu2- show themselves incapable of per- surelittle dolls that strut about their
When, last Saturday, the United tuations should bear some relation to ceiving the realities in the characters gaudy stage, made to resemble an im-
States delegation to the Opium con- the business cycle or the regular vari- of their own children but insist on go- possible old-fashioned theatre, are
ference announced its withdrawal ations of a seasonal industry. The de- ing on in vague formulas and ante- really the marionettes that have
from further deliberation, the future I flation of the football schedule ends diluvian cant, then for the children to charmed and fascinated the world
in the opium peddling business looked in a period of emotional panic. Or the back down to say; "Yes, I am all that with their noble artificiality even be-
just as bright as ever. It was the gen- seasonal reoccurrence of examinations you say. But I repent. I will stop," ; fore actors were born? Or do you be-
eral opinion that the United States' brings on a night shift, which passes etc., etc., is sheer moral bankruptcy. lieve that those absurd manikins that
withdrawal- would effectually draw the from the regular overtime of cram- IINo man or boy of any spunk will do imitate nothing but low comedians,
fangs from this, the greatest confer- ming to the sweating operations of it. There comes a point in the life of that appear on the stage only to be
ence of its kind in history, and would" all night poker. The geographers of- j every youngster when the issue is kicked down, that drink only to reel,
make any action which the weakened fer also the inevitable climatic theory. presented to him whether he will fol- that make love only to raise a laugh
conference might make quite inefec- In the intemperate zone, where most low the evidence of his own eyes and are the same puppets that used to en-1
tual. of our educational institutions are ho- his own mind or the prejudices of his thrall the Greeks and the ancient Hin-


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