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equal f o footing and similar possibilities.
That was just recently. "ovrnrsipof OA
"Ma" Ferguson took 'advantage of 0 S E O L
the new acceptance of women in poli- -
tics to run for the governorship oft


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Texas as a vindication of the repri-1
mand given to her husband, "Jim"
Ferguson, when he was impeached
from that position seven years ago.
She won, and with it came the oppor-
tunity to sign the measure vindicating
her husband and restoring to him full
citizenship rights. That's what you,
call real team work. That was last
Two Eastern colleges are going to'
debate by radio and permit those whol
listen in to make the decision. The
result seems likely to depend on
which school has the most radio sets.
Anonymous communications will be
disregarded. The names of conimuni-
:antsearll . however, he regarded as
confidential upon request.
To the Editor:
-Criticism and correction of criti-
cism is usually futile. However, Rob-
ert Ramsay's review of "Outward
Bound" is so subjective a piece of work'
that it is not a safe guide for anyone
but himself.
He is the only critic of the many
whose comments on the play I have
read, who finds it "hokum" or even,
primarily about death. It is to most!
of us a penetrating commentary on the{
lives of a group of people who areI
suddenly put under the shadow of
death. It contains many moments of
gripping intensity, which are based
in character.:
Hokum is supposed to be the con-
ventional theatric clap-trap. I am at
a' loss to find a single scene of that
sort in the entire play. On the con-j
trary the piece seems to me the most
original dramatic phantasy that I
I agree with Mr. Ramsay that thef
acting is very good. In fact, at least I
two members of the cast give the hest
bits of amateur acting that I have
seen at Michigan.
-Oscar James Campbell.


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Twelve hard-hearted esquima-ux
sat on the (edge of an ice berg, eating
blubber. Above them, the auroraj
borealis played fitfully across the
heavens, lighting up now this section
of the sky, now that. The jagged
edges of the iceberg sparkled like a
myrial silver plated hatpins.j
"Say, Darius," remarked one esqui-
man to another between bites, "whatsa
matter with the seals this year? Been
a poor season for seals."
"Yeh," sighted the tallest of the
twelve. "Worst season we've had for
"Can't understand it," put in a
third, shying a blubber rind at a near-
by penguin, "must be the fault of the
present administration. The mo-
mentum which he had gathered in
shying the blubber made him lose his'
balance, and he slipped from his icy,
seat into the chill waters of Behring I
Straits. The last half of his remark
was delivered, of necessity, as ,his fig-
ure slowly sank beneath the waves."
"Poor Charlie!" sighed the remain-
ing eleven. "There goes another good
esquimo and true to his watery
There was a shor;t silence, andj
then the first esquimo to have spoken
turned again to his neighbor. "Did
he say," he asked, pointing to the

TONIGHT: Comedy Clib presents
"Out-ward Bound" by Sutton Vane at
S8:15 o'clock in the Whitney theatre.
* * *
To the Music and Drama Editor:
May I take a few inches to make up
for the smallness of the space allotted
to me in yesterday's column, that I
may make an addition to my review of i
the Comedy Club play, "OutwardI
Bound." It has long been my conten-
tion that in seven inches a reviewer
can succeed only in making himself
thoroughly misunderstood. I would
like to take this opportunity to dispell
the impression which seems to have
arisen, that the acting and presenta-
tion was deserving of anything but
the highest praise. I have seldom seen
anything better; in the field of ama-I
teur production, the play has not been
equalled, both from the standpoint of
acting, directing, and particularly the1
My quarrel was with the play, andi
the emphasis which it received in the
short review was due to the fact that l
I was more interested in the vehicle'
than in the acting--hence my neglect
of the admirable production.
With this, I would like to re-iterate l
my statement that such subjects are






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thwarted lives, hopes, loves-of the'
painful attempt of a brother to square
a debt "in the clearing house of life"-
in a manner that is professionally
The work of Ruth Scherer in the
part of Jean Prior marks her an act-
ress of finely restrained sympathy and
certain ability. Alary O. Johnson i1s
charming and competent as Laura
Prior, and Lawrence Conrad's inter-
pretation of the remorsefully defiant
James Prior deserves special credit.
Other members of the company pro-
vided a completely adequate support-,
ing cast.
The Northwestern authorities who
objected to the costume worn by a co-
ed' in a university production should:
have seen the Michigan Junior Girls

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not the vehicle of great drama. It is
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place .where Charlie had last been is not tragedy, for there is no conflict;
seen, "that the seal shortage was the it is not comedy, obviously; it is a
fault of the present administration?" mongrel breed known as phantasy.
"I've forgotten," replied Darius. The greatest subject of any study,
"Say, did you hear the new one that whether it be drama, fiction, or science
traveling salesman told us, about Pat is Man; the greatest drama is the
and Mike?" -tragedy protraying the inner conflict

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XIE N 1.......
Men of Michigan, to your feet!
Yesterday, the girl whom someday
I hope to call my wife was submitted
to an indignity, cruel, brutal and af-
By the exigencies of her classes she

of man with himself; drama should
never distort that subject, as phan-
tasy, in its insistence on the unreality
of things, in its emphasis on the gross
violation of human emotion, does.
I am willing to admit that the play
is effective it is gripping, it sustains
the atmosphere of unreality through-
out its entire length with wonderful

Night Editor-GEORGE W. DAVIS
Since at least the beginning of the
present century Michigan has had a
mythical tradition concerning three
bolts which were supposed to be al-f
lotted to students in each class during,
the semester. No matter what the'
faculty might announce to the con-
trary, each individual meticulously
kept track of his unexcused absences
and called a halt only when the hy-
pothetical line had been reached.
After a discouraging struggle
against the prevailing opinion the
faculty as a last resort changed the
system of excuse, leaving the matter
with the instructor except in extreme
cases. Only time can tell whether or
not the new idea will be a success.
One thing is certain, students are still1
talking about their three bolts.
Also, since the time-almost be-
yond recall-when the University By-
Laws were first adopted there has
been a rule relating to faculty at-
tendance. But there has grown up a
tradition that the only proper thing
for an instructor to do is to grant at
least a couple of bolts to his classes
during the semester. Uusually it is
such a benevolent spirit which
prompts the action, sometimes there
are other reasons.
As a reminder to those of the faculty
who have been too benevolent the ad-
ministration published in full recently
the rules relative to faculty bolts.
This will have an effect-and there
will be much gnashing of teeth on the
part of those indefatigable bolters,
who, seeing their freedom gradually,
slipping away, face the possibility of
regular attendance.
But through the ages tradition per-
sists. The faculty are liable to for-I
get the ruling, just as students have
already forgotten the recent reminder1
that three bolts limitation is not and
never has been in force. The latter
problem has been partially solved by
giving the faculty members as in-
dividuals the check-up on student at-
tendance. Perhaps it would work the
other way, students having the rightj
to excuse faculty and exercising it-
when we reach the millenium in ed-
ucational progress.

A BRILLIANT PRESENTATION was compelled- to pass through the effect; but for that effeet, it goes to
engineering arch, and of course past such an extreme of exaggeration, it
To the Editor: those creatuires who call themselves calls into play emotions of such gross
Mr. Robert Ramsay's lurid attempt men and sit sneering and casting unactuality, that pit falls far short of
at a criticism of the Comedy Club per- slurs at the feminine passersbye from the highest type of (rama. Its stock
formance Wednesday night failed ut- the engineering benches. Slur after in trade is hokum; its only reason for
terly as'a dramatic review, but was slur was flung at her and degrading being, an opportunity to evoke theI
extremely successful as a theosophical taunts, dastardly and cowardly were natural religious superstition which'
explanation of the writer's outlook on spit across the walk with cuds of to- surfeits mankind.
the hereafter. We have no quarrel bacco saliva, nauseating as the re- If the measure of a play is its
with his religious attitude, because we i marks........ mere effectiveness, then praise and
know ho more about death than he I tell you that little girl came home eternal honor are due to "The Cat and
does. in tears! I say, IN TEARS! Do you the Canary" and Channing Pollock's
Our quarrel is with his hyper-so- get that, you low down curs who in- "Te Fool."
phisticated method of criticism. Grant- fest the benches with your oaf Robert G. Ramsay.
ing its spirit of realism in a play of boorish, stinking selves? I said, IN * *
unreal things, and granting its hokum, TEARS! THE STUDENT'S' RECITAL
which is another way of saying good Brothers, that little girl's faith in A review, by Lydia Kahn.
theatre, does it not seem inconceivable mankind was destroyed yesterday. Be- Psychology tells us that anything
that the play which has delighted fore that day I don't suppose she had novel always attracts attention..
metropolitan audiences, as well as the ever suspected to what depths the and when that novelty replaces some-
Wednesday night audience at the human race could descend to. Her thing dry and antiquated, why then it
Whitney, should have failed so utterly abiding trust was VIOLATED. is all the more palatable. This year
to impress Mr. Ramsay? Now, as man to man, I have an ap- Mr. Haigh started teaching musical
Comedy Club's presentation was re- peal to you, MAN of Michigan. If you composition in a new and more intel-
markably brilliant. That Mr. Ramsay want those things to continue, let ligent method than has ever been
should have ignored the splendid per- them. It is allthe same to me. But used here before....That is casting no
formance, and directed his attention le me say right here, if you do NOT slur upon the past annals of the
to the play, rather than to the play- show your Michigan spirit, the spirit School of Music, rather it is an honor
ers, shows either an uncertainty of that old Michigan has boasted of in to the present one, for it shows that,
attitude, or an ignorance of the means former years when she was really Michigan is forging ahead.
of dramatic criticism. King of the golden West and Harvard Our original psychological state-
-William Foster, '25l. ruled the East, then I declare unto ment was fully proved last night,
Syou, MAN, if you are al man in the when the fruits of the first course in
To the Editor: true sense of the word, the outcome musical composition were displayed.
May I comment upon Mr. Ramsay's will be such that in after years you One of the requisites in this class is
review of "Outward Bound." My aim will look back at it and regret it to that every student must perform one
i .wthe bottoms of your souls. [of his own works each year at a stu-
is not to criticize the review itself, As Homer so aptly phrased--"sic dent concert-and in order to do this
which was a clear statement of the hatis has anis," and if this thing still the preliminary courses, contrary to
writer's views. But it seems apparent continues I think we all must agree old methods, need not precede in full
that the writer did not interpret the again with the blind poet and admit it force......In other words, spontaneity
play, or its aim in the same way as is truly "lestis slix tantis!" of expression, natural desire for mu
did a majprity of the audience, jiylging Rev. Beezlebu. sical outlet is not repressed and driv-
from their reactions at least. He ap- * . en out by dull and boring prelimi-
parently takes Sutton Vane at face Some stir appears to have been cre- naries. The inspirations of youth are
value, believes that the author means ated by Gaylord Ramsay's review of allowed to- take their courses, and to
the play to be taken literally. I"wmould themselves to conform with
Thi ma bethecas, bt Ibeleve! Outward Bound," which occuredl in
This may be the case. but I believeesterday's Daily. Our advice to all rules later on.
that it is neither the popular con- uIt would not be fair to offer any
cepion no th mst atifyig oe.our patrons is to see the show, in
ception, nor the most satisfying one.order that they will be able to catch criticism, or appreciation of the act-
I prefer to consider the whole action better the delicate nuances in Cowles', ual compositions performed, except
of the three acts, as the weird dream review of the production, which will that personally I was very agreeably
of the half-ways, Ann and .Henry. In surprised at the almost remarkable
appear in this column on SundayreutacivdThfrshlfote
this light it is ,quite obvious that Mr. morning early results achieved. The first half of the
Ramsay*s objections are not of great program was devoted to the usual stu-
weight. 'le can not very well pick to We had. intended to say something dents' recital, and the second half
pieces the consistency of a dream of about the Michigan Journalist, that was given over to the compositions
two minds, driven to a point of sui- monument to the greatness of the written by Mr. Haigh's students. Con- !
cide. Assuming that the examiner' Journalism departmentbut we find sidering the results obtained, I think
as such jarred him, it is impossible Jour epartmens but \we fineI that Mr. Haigh deserves to be highly
that our copy of it hads been p~urloined
to conceive of any human imagining by some other avid reader. We prom- I congratulated.
The Examiner in any but a very ise faithfully to have it in hand to-
realistic form. I do not claim that the "THE CLEARING HOUSE"
morrow, however.
conception of the work as a dream mrrwho r * A review, by Kenneth Wickware.
makes it any less' a philosophy of WDepending upon a theme of mystery
With these fulsome promises, wve
after life. But I do claim that it is fear, we shall have to call it a day. and horror, frankly suggestive of "The
consistent, and to a certain extent Bat" and "The Cat and the Canary,"
logical. Mr. Jason Co *les. yet possessed of an exceptionally vividj
Another point in which I differ with . and compelling emotional tone for an
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Thefirt oma wa otenibla . i mtr s latest claim to tame is '
The first woman was ostensibly the reviewer is to quote him directly
utinto existence to be a help- "shissartorial finesse. Recently, ac-
brought itexsectobahlp- "Their work with a poor vehicle is cording to The New York World, he
meet and companion to man. Along tremendous." The cast (lid good work, appeared in Tbi earing "a he
withhercam th cocepiontha shebutnotwit hil T apeard mpublic wearing "a white
with her came the conception that she but not with a poor vehicle. The play shirt, embroidered with outstanding
was to be the minority member of the is gripping from the rise of the cur- crimson fleurs-de-lis, each a quarter
combine,-but that was long ago. tain to the last line. That it may not of an inch long, and with collar and
About fifty years ago a few feminine be morally sound from the religious cuffs of a roseate hue like the dawn."I
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amateur production, "The Clearing
House," a play by Paul Osborn and
Walter Donnelly of the rhetoric de-
partment, successfully opened the
third season of the Ann Arbor Play-
makers last night.
Even in the restricted quarters of
the Playmakers' Workshop, the pro-
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