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Tnl1'fl Y, DECEMBER 17,


Published every morning except Monday
Curing the University year by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.
Members of Western Conference Editorial
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lished therein.
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Michigan, as second class matter. Special rate
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Chairman, Editorial Board...Norman R. Thal
City Editor........... Robert S. Mansfield
News Editor..........Manning Housewortb
Women's Editor..........Helen S. Ramsay
S ports Editor........... . .Joseph Kruger
Teegraph Editor... . ..William Walthour
Music and Drama......Robert B. Henderson
Night Editors
Smith H. Cady teonard C. Hall
Willard B. Crosby Thomas V. Koykks
Robert T. DeVore W. Calvin Patterson
AssatCity Editor-s
rwin liAssistant CFederkI. Shillit
Gertrude E. Bailey Helen Morrow
William T. Barbour Mar aret Parker
Charles Behymer Stanford N. Phelps
William Breyer Evelyn Pratt
Philip C. Brooks Marie Reed
L. Buckingham Simon Rosenbaum
Edgar Carter Ruth Rosenthal
Carleton Champe Wilton A. Simpson
Eugene H. Gutekunst Janet Sinclair
IDouglas Doubleday Courtla' C. Smith
Mary Dunnigan Stanley Steink'
1- leq T. Herqld ("arissa Tanson
-lizabeth S. Kennedy Henr Thu nau
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Louis R. Markus Thomas C. Winter
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students niake

promptly for the mid-I

die entrance in the rear, entering
from both ends of the channel and
University hall, which opens exactly
at the congested and contested point.
In the resulting crowds, for minutesl
it is impossible to make headway,I
books are knocked from arms, and
women are often violently jolted.
There are two remedies: either all
students must voluntarily refrain
from using this entrance unneces-
sarily, and such an action would take
care of the situation, or the University
should construct a vestibule connect-j
ing the middle openings of Universityj
and Angell halls, restricting the pass-
ageway to that traffic which is suffi-
ciently volumnious many times to re-
quire the entire space.
The University extends the warm
hand of welcome to the amateur
swimmers of the state gathered here
today for the junior championship
swimming meet. The meet tonight in
the Union pool will be the first of its#
kind ever held in Ann Arbor.f
More than 100 men and women,
some individual performers, and the
others representing viarious clubs
throughout the state, will compete.
We earnestly hope that, in order to
b'ring about a closer and lasting co-
ordination between the various ath-
letic. units of the state, the success
of this meet will be sufficient to war-
rant its repetition in the future as an
annual event.
Won't some benevolent congressman
introduce a bill to 'reduce Congress'
tax on the country's patience?
And we've heard of places where
they're going to hang up coal scut-
tIes instead of stockings this year.
Anonymous communications will be
disregarded. The names of communi-
cants will, however, be regarded as
confidenmtial upon request.}


We were privileged to attend what
TONf4IT: The Play Productioll
was perhiaps the most unusual dra- classes present "The Importance of
matic experiment that has been held
hereabouts in years. This was a per- Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde in
formaea of "Tambrs.ne te new- University hall at 8 o'clock.
formance of "Tambourine' the, new1

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Opera given in plain clothes. The
performance took place at the Whit-
ney theatre, just before the settings
etc were mailed to Chicago for the
opening road performance tomorrow
Due to the expense, etc involved, the
same settings were used as those
which graced the stage last week.
The value of this performance, how-
ever is that it showed up Shakespeare.
When you take a famous piece like
"Hamlet" and do it in plain clothes,
you say that it is wonderful because
it has strength enough to be moving
while done that way. But when you
see "Tambourine" that way it too is
just as good. The dancing is just as
smooth, the only difference is per-
haps, that the leading lady is not quite
as convincing.
Now without going in'to the merits
or faults of "Tambourine" this proves
that as flar as clothes are concerned,
it is just as good as "Hamlet." Thus
taking some of Shakespeare's glory.
* * *
Well, it seems as if the Little-Vol-
stead-Bursley plan were going to be-
come effective, even if the Harding-
Hughes-Coolidge one doesn't.
Dear Santa,
Please send this office enough new
typewriters so that we won't ever
have to use the old ones again. And
please SanTa, be sure that these new
ones don't skip six spaces every three
words and that the letter B is straight
along the line.
The Michigan Daily.
Delar Santa,
Please send Palmer Christian a nice
new Organ for Hill auditorium. It does
spoil the lovely music to have an
imitation of a catcall in the middle of
Beethoven Symphony-
A Music Lover.
* * s

Along with Bernard Shaw's "Great
Catherine" the most important event
immediately after Christmas vacation
is the return engagement of Thomas
Wilfred and his color organ, the
Clavilux, Thursday evening, January
14, in Hill auditorium under the
auspices of the Ann Arbor branch of
the American Association of Univer-
sity 'Women.
Mr. Wilfred's program this season
is entirely new, and following his tri-
umphs this summer at the Interna-
tional Exposition of Arts at Paris,
represents even a more fully perfected
instrument. *"*
A review, by Karl Zeisler.
"The Importance of Being Earnest,"
the post-mid-semester effort of this
class enjoyed the first night of its
two-day run in University Hall last
evening, and upheld tradition.
Oscar Wilde's 1900 first night audi-
ence probably blushed behind their
fans at the mention of hardworking
fathers of twins and premature
christenings, but these and many
other cracks fell with indifference on

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Night Editor-LEONARD C. HALL
With all its attendant evils, there
is ,also a bright side to the present
strike in the anthracite coal fields.
several shrewd observers believe. "It
will teach thepublic that it can easily
do without anthracite," one writer
says in deprecating general public
aarm over serious conditions which
may follow the tie-up.
Once deprived of anthracite, the na-
tion will be forced to adopt new fuels,
thus conserving the present coal sup-
ply, which many feel is indeed seri-
ously limited. In other words, the
strike may force upon the nation
measurs of conservation which it
might otherwise be unwilling, or at
best, slow, to adopt. Anthracite is a
dirty fuel, and considerable waste at-
taches to its use. Curtailment of the
supply will open a wider market for
coke and oil which many maintain are
more economical than anthracite. It
likewise will lead to a wider use of
bituminous coal, which its advocates
claim is more satisfactory, when
properly used, than anthracite.
Though the strike may be for the
public only a "blessing in disguise,"
it remains, however, for those en-
gaged in anthracite mining, a positive
reality. Already slender savings are
fast beginning to disappear, and grim
traces of severe hardship are appar-
ent. The strike is a serious matter
"for the miners.
Relief for the situation is not yet in
sight, though a move in that direction
has been made by Gov. Gifford Pin-
chot, who has called a special session
of the Pennsylvania legislature to
consider, among other things, the coal
strike. Pinchot's move has been con-
demned by many as a political ges-
ture. It may be that; but the real
test of the wisdom of such a move
will come when the state solons con-
vene Jan. 13 to consider just what
steps the commonwealth can reason-~
ably take to prevent future disputes
in the industry.-
Until University hall is razed to
make way for further additions to the
campus, the narrow channel lying
between University and Angell halls
will continue to give rise to insuffer-

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To the Editor:
Our roommate just explained to us
the workings of President Little's
plan to exterminate liquor and it's at-
tendant problems. We listened with
Sgrowingamazement and wonder, it
all seemed so simple. There were,
however, a few minor questions which I
rose in our mind as the thing was un-
Sometime during our collegiate so-t
journ we have heard it said that it
was an awkward i-atter indeed to
legislate morals, and that possibly the
difficulties that the national govern-
E ment has experienced in the enforce-
ment of the liquor amendment might,
be in some way connected thereto.-
Let us assume however, for the pres-
ent, that the moral well-being of per-
sons in attendance at a great univer-;
sity may be affected, at least to somel
degree, by prohibitive legislation.
Keeping that firmly in mind, we shall
examine the dictum itself.-
It appears to provide fraternities'
with three cut and well dried plans
from which to choose-and to that
preemptorily without opportunity to
consult alumni, or for that matter,
anyone else. They may (1) tappoint,
with the advice and indulgence of the
dean of students, a committee of five;
men whose duty it will be to report
their brothers to the proper authori-
ties for discipline, should they dis-
cover them to be drunk or in the pos-
session of liquor; (2) obtain two men
from the ranks of the ftaculty who
shall serve in a similar capacity; or
(3) submit to a proctor system of
The first plan is, on the face of it,
very ridiculous-we have a very ob-'
scure picture indeed of our brothers
serving in such a manner as is out-
lined. The second is equally inter-
esting; since, assuming the whole-
hearted co-operation of the two fac-
ulty men, it would require. on their
part the expenditure of a tremendous
amount of time and self respect. The
third plan is different. It probably
would work under certain conditions
-for example, the proctor who might
seek to enter the author's room in the
course of his nocturnal search for
hooch should weigh at least 1601
pounds, and further, we imagine that
an enterprising personal service
would have to be initiated to provide
new proctors to tjake the places of
those who had been discouraged. So
much for that..........As the gentle
reader has perhaps divined, we have
still another plan to present, perhaps1
equally inane, but which is somewhat
of a load on our chest.
It has occurred to us that the ele-
vation of the standards of campus
living is in a large degree bound up
in its thinking. Let us then sallow
campus leaders to get their heads
together with the intention of ac-
complishing this Herculean task
rather than the devisement of

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"The Importance of Being Earnest"'
is a very appropriate play for the
Play Production Classes to present.
They are very Earnest, indeed, and
they are also very funny, indeed on
a grett many occasions. ' A tyLoomis.
a #myoaisCo-director of "The Importance of
GOODBYE LOLA Being Earnest"
After having seen "Hello Lola" the
musical version of "Seventeen" we an unperturbed audience, schooled in
feel much inclined to praise the such vile modernisms as "What Price
movies Surely anyone would sup- Glory" and "Desire Under the Elms."
pose that Booth Tarkington's famous Perhaps it wasn't the performers'
psthatoothakingsstons amtous; 1fault-certainly it wasn't Oscar's
story would make as strong a book fault, that the hall resounded to so few
as any that has ever been used. Yet hearty laughs. An Englishman of
had we not known the book, we would the blood, especially if it is blue blood
have thought that his story was silly diluted or thickened with London fog
and pointless. The Shuberts have never drawls. And Wilde's people are
taken several exceedingly good vaude-' of that breed, and lie filled their
vile artists and put them in the cast mouths with lines that sparkle, and
and then wra-rped the book around should be rattled off with the zest of
so as to give each one of them an op- an impatient epigramatist trying to
ortunity to pull the stuff they used be heard in a drawing-room full of
blood brothers in the art. The way
on the two-a-day. "My dear fel-low" was repeatedly
They are each excellent but they stretched out from right center to the
have nothing whatever to do with the rear exit was, not to be too harsh,
book. Most of them don't even at- tedious. Probably in a class produc-
tempt to characterize the parts they tion where students are so occupied it
are supposed to assume. The out- is unjust to criticize the players for
standing member of the company, not regulating their vocal organs-
however is Richard Keene, of whom they are too intent on the next word
we know nothing and have been able and the way the left eyebrow and
right forefinger must be elevated.
to find little more . He plays the part That disposes of most of this re-
of Willie Baxter and is the saving viewer's grudges. On the whole, the
grace of the show. play was done as well as an amiateur-
* * * company of American students in 1925
The campus seems to be in a veri- could reproduce a play written by a
table hurricane of wrath and excite- radical Irishman for 1900 London. The
ment most of the time this year. The bouquet goes to Earl Sawyer in the
Daily is a literary prize ring etc. etc. part of Rev. Chasuble, and second
D * * honors to Mary L. Gudakunst as Hon.
Gwendolen Fairfax for all-around act-
The fast )approaching vacation will ing-the rest of the cast was good in
come as a sort of time-out between spots. As a parting word, might it be
rounds of the various battles now in suggested that "Shropshire" doesn't
progress. These are too numerous to rhyme with McGuire?
mention, but if words were bullets, *
France would have nothing on Ann THE MATINEE MUSICALE
Arbor and the Diagonal would make A review, by Kenneth Wickware.
Belgium look like a picnic ground. A charming, well-balanced program
* * * of Christmas music was sung by the
HOT STUFF ra Canzonet Club of Adrian at yesterday
T~he following is taken *erbatfin afternoon's matinee musicale, in the
from alladvertisement supposed to l main assembly hall of the Union. A
attract persons of average mentality Christmas tree and glowing tapers set
to witness a performance of the play: in tall candlebra lent the hall a sea-
A L 0 M A sonal air, which was carried to its
OF THE SOUTH SEAS fullest development in the series of
An enchanting and picturesque drama sacred numbers sung by a chorus of
of the tropics, with weird and en- eleven women's voices, under the di-
trancing music, bewitching and shape- rection of James Spencer.
ly native maidens with hibiscus in The timbre, purity, and depth of the
their black tresses, and stalwart voices which composed the chorus
brown-skinned Apollo-like men who were evidenced in the mellow liar-
though natives have all the chivalry monies at'4ined. All the numbers
and noble pride. of their race. It is a !were given with decision and finish,
story of the primitive passion and co- and the sheer melody achieved was
quetry of a native girl, and the gal. such as might well do credit to a
lantry of a white mraan. An absorbing much more pretentious organization,
and sensational drama of mingled and served to make the program as
savage and civilized humans. Intrigae, thoroughly pleasing as it was appro-

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