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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1926

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MANAGING EDITOR
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Chairman, Editorial Board...Norman R. rhal
C;ity Editor............ Robert S. Mansfield
News Editor............Manning Houseworth
Woiren's Editor............Helen S. Ramsay
ports Editor................Joseph Kruger
Telegraph Editor..........William Walthour
Music and Drama......Robert B. Henderson
Night Editors -
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rather the fickleness and instabilityf
of Fortune. May she hear our pray-3
ers and favor our cause, our taste ofc
her capriciousness has been full andc
bitter.1
INTESTIGATING INVESTIGATIONS
The average citizen, though gener-
ally more interested in his home and
business than in the political affairs
of Washington, will approve whole-
heartedly of the proposed plan pf the
Senate to limit investgations. Here-
tofore, it has been the custom in that
body for a few of the Senators, when
"viewing with alarm," to call for an
investigation into the supposedly
sinister activities of this or that po-
litical or commercial group. And thel1
Senate obligingly votes the investiga-
tion, whose committee usually fails
to do even ;perfunctory service, but
succeeds gloriously in spending the
public's money.
The results of the investigations
are generally disregarded, and only
furnish political ammunition for the
publicity seekers. True, some inves-
tigations, such as that of the oil
scandal, are entirely justified, but
most of them are not. Public welfare
and public policy ought to determine
whether or not an investigation is
necessary. The Senate should then
consider with greatest care the
amount of money to be spent on it.
The proposed plan of the Senate is
to have the suggested invesigation re-
ferred to'the committe which already
deals with them, and then have the
Committee on Audit and Control pass
on whether or not the investigation
is justified and worth the necessary
funds. The method will thus help to
eliminate useless expenditures.
On the other hand, it might be said
that the Republicans wish to stifle the
results, that such searches might
bring forth. However, there is little
justification for this criticism in the
present administration. If the Senate
can put a curb on the unwarranted
spending of the public's money, \it
will have the support of those who
feel that they cannot afford to pay for
the political fireworks of the senators
-all the time.
A ,gang of bandits in New York had
to "pull" -four "hauls" before they
could scrape together the negative
sum of $66,000. Maybe that will re-
form them?
Children born in the territories
ceded by Austria to Italy after the
World War must be given Italian
names, according to a, court ruling.
And must they cry-in Italian?

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erred to the balalaika pertormance,
when in fact that instrument was
confined to the program, which the
ritic must have read closely; the
layer was unable to be at hand, and
a mandolin was used by a substitute.
While speaking of criticism-I am un-
able to speak for the Club here, but
only as one of the producers-it is
my earnest wish that the dramatic I
editor and his critics will refrain froma
criticising the performance this year.
They know practically nothing of theQ
work of the Cosmopolitan Club and0
probably have no sympathy for it.
They certainly know little or nothingb
at first hand about the machinery,I
methods and intent back of Interna-
tional Night programs, and that which
hey do not understand, they are very
likely to misinterpret. They can, if
history is repeated, do us no good, andf
they might do injury. I should pre-g
fer to let the Ann Arbor Times News t
do whatever criticising there is to do.-
The two thousand people who sawt
last years production will agree withd
this, I am sure.a
Again, although it may do no good,t
I will say that so long as the DramaI
Column is conducted by people active-s
ly taking part in some dramatic pro-I
ductions, it is unlikely that other pro-
ductions will ever get anything like a
square deal. It is only fair to askf
that the Drama editor should here-
after serve notice in advance as to
which productions will receive plenty
of free advertising, and which will
not. The ones so favored can then
shape their advertising budgets ac-t
cordingly, and can lay out a plan fort
publicity far enough ahead of the
event to insure that those interestedE
will at least know the date.
Friends of the Cosmopolitan Club
who may not have seen the three
stories in The Daily may be interested
in knowing that the Third Interna-1
tional Night is scheduled for Tuesday1
night, March 2nd, in Hill Auditorium.
-Prof. A. D. Moore.
WHO IS ON T IALT
To the Editor:
Your columns recently announced
that the Faculty of the Law School
had decided not to take the record of
attendance in their classes this se-
mester. An optimistic editorial com-
ment followed the announcement.
Some of your readers may be under
the impression that the Law School
Faculty have recognized that they are
dealing with students who have sense
enough to know why they are here.
This would involve recognition of
certain facts, viz: that attending class
is within the discretion of the stu-
dent; that he will be free not to at-
tend classes which are a waste of
time; that he will be free to be ab-
sent when his health demands it,
without bringing a note from some-
one to vouch for his illness; that he
will be a free judge of the relative
value of classwork and other inter-
ests which he may have;-in a word,
that he be treated as Oxford has
treated her students and not coddled
as though he were a high school
pupil.1
Is this the plan contemplated? IT
IS NOT! The plan was announce
as a trial. Of what? It soon be-
came evident. One professor remark-
ed to one of his classes last week that
the new attendance system was just
a trial and that roll would be taken
from time to time-and proceeded to
take the roll. Shall we not conclude
that the new system is to be tried on
the basis of attendance maintained
under its operation and not on the
far reaching results of the freedom
given the student?
As a matter of fact no real freedom
is given the student-he is coerced

into attendance by being called upon
to recite when absent and credited
with not having recited. Last week
a professor in one class called on
(at a guess) six or eight absentees
and not receiving a recitation made
a notation of it each time. The fact!
that he called on three of these ab-
sentees consecutively, scarcely wait-
ing for a reply, together with the fact
that there was neither an arrange-
ment of seats nor alphabetical se-
quence of names to explain the acci-
dent (?) of their being called upon
consecutively makes it clear what his
purpose was. To my personal knowl-
edge four other professors have done
the same thing to a less noticeable'
extent. Their purpose is to penalize
the absentee without consideration of
the reasons for his absence ,which is
even worse than the old system.
Another professor on one occasion
kept all late coners out of his class
by locking the door (at five minutes
after the hour, I am told, after the
preceding professor had held the sec-
tion two minutes over time). Even
if it isn't a technical violation of fire
ordinances, to lock over a hundred
people in a room in that building is
a greater risk than any man, regard-j
less of his supposed authority, should
be allowed to create.

MUSIC
AND
DRAMA
THIS AFTERNOON: Comedy Club
tryouts in Newberry hall from 3 to
5:30 o'clock.
TONIGHT: The London String
Quartet in Hill auditorium at 8
o'clock.
TONIGHT: The Mimes present hlol-
berg's "Beggarman .translated by
Prof. 0. J. Campbell, in the Mimes
theatre at 8:30 o'clock.
THE STOCK IDEA
The Mimes are announcing the
fourth and final performance of "Beg-
garman" this evening, although, as in
the case of "Great Catherine," the de-
mand for seats would easily warrant
two, three, or even four additional pro-
ductions. It seems unfortunate, again
as in the case of "Great Catherine,"
that after so much elaborate and
painstaking preparation a success
such as "Beggarman" should be stop-
ped just at the high tide of its pop-
ularity .
The difficulty, obviously, arises
from the fact that all the players are
in a university rather than a stock-
company. Miss Loomis is bound by
contract to her work with the Junior
Girls' play, other members of the cast
are in the midst of fraternity initia-
tions, and the sheer physical demands
of Jeppe's role preclude a week's run.'
The response to "Beggarman," how-
ever, has been significant in more
ways than one. Probably the play
does not sparkle as did the infernaL'
wit of "Great Catherine"; its hu-
mor is more highly mixed with
pathos and a rough tragedy. It is,
perhaps, a more complex thing than
"Catherine," and perhaps its charm
grows more subtly and slowly. But
even with the occasional offense in its
lines, it is the bigger play, the more
difficult surely; it is the finer experi-1
ment.
"BfEGG.ARIAN"
A review, by Robert Ramsay.
Holberg's "Beggarman" is neither
so screaming nor so dirty as its ad-
vertisements would lead one to hope.
Its audience is neither smeared with
a mire of coarseness which a happier
frame of mind would call frankness,
nor does it retire to nurse the wounds
consequent upon tumultuous merri-
men t.
Intother words, Mimes latest ven-
ture, while it is very good, cannot
measure up "to its predecessors, the
"Great , Catherine" from Shaw's
sprightly pen, and "Engaged." Which
carries the obvious implication that
Holberg is not Shaw, and that Pa-
tiomkin is a far more delightful crea-
tion if you will, than Jeppe of the
Hills. Patiomkin was sonething new,
equalled only by the Queen in the
Opera; Jeppe is a little of Patiomkin
a little of the queen, and a little of
Belinda Treherne; and then, for-
tunately-something else. The wist-
ful, winsome simplicity of the peasant
who know nothing better than the
dung hill and brandy, swept to a par-
adise of port wine, which apparently
had the requisite amount of "meat"
in it, was delightful, but carried to a
point just the other side of convinc-
ing. The third act, the dining hall
of the castle in which Jeppe, duped
in his simplicity by the lords, and
perhaps not a little befuddled by the.
hitherto unknown excellence of the
potions he tossed off in vast quanti-
ties, abandons himself to the enjoy-
ment of his new felt power, and en-
ters upon an orgy of execution that
would have done credit to the Com-
mittee of Safety, was the best.

Jeppe on the gallows was a poet;
Jeppe in the first act was a poet, not
it is sure by virtue of the lines he
created. but by his very nature which
was ready to accept all the queer
turns of fate which his honest sim-
plicity could not fathom. His cour-
age, which took the shape of brandy
in more or less varying quantities,
and for Jeppe, courage and brandy
were synonimous, turned him into a
braggard, a coarse lout, whose nature
knew few restraints. Does a poet be-
come a lout, or was Jeppe always a'
lout?
Withal, despite the slowness of the
firsthact.tand the annoying pantomime
of the street thief whose sole aim in
life seemed to be to rob the loaf that
sat without the door of the shewish
Nille, despite the generally naive at-
mosphere of the whole play, it cannot
fail to entertain. The setting is ex-
quisite. and even sumptuous, the act-
ing in parts, excellent, the lines, often
clever. It lacks, however, the reck-
less swift motion of the Shaw comedy
which still stands as the best thing
Mimes have done.
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"THE STUDENT PRINCE"
Mr. McIntyre has booked the De-
troit company of "The Student
Prince" for Monday and Tuesday
evening in the Whitney theatre. The
revue is too well known for more than
a mere announcement-the revival of
the men's chorus, the drinking songs,

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4 : A MICHIGAN TEAM
In an age of scientific progress and
in;lustrial development coupled with
religious doubt and misgiving-the
natural outgrowth of revolutionary
ihought and materialism-there ex-
isted a curious anomaly-the beauti-
ful, inspiring, hopeful philosophy of
Robert Browning. Success is to bej
measured not by actual and felt gain,
but rather by a certain ability to suc-
ceed, conscious or unconscious, that
has come from an inner and outward
struggle to overcome many and u n-
surmountable obstacles; surely such
.n 6utlook must have been ,even more
than bread, a veritable. "staff of life"
to those who have slipped, fallen, and
vere crushed where all about them
they seemed to see a pushing, striv*
ing.....attainment.

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After the first shock from the re-
ports of the ineligibility of several of
his mere valuable men had been
shaken off, Coach Mather began to re-
b)ild from the ground a team that
had formerly been considered one of
the leading contenders for the Con-
ference championship. His early at-
tempts seemed, by performances, to
indicate failure. But by constant
drilling, ever trying new combina-1
tions, and abetted by a fighting spirit
that would not yield, a new and well
oiled machine emerged. After several
rather disappointing encounters, the
defeat at Ohio by so close a margin
to many was crushing. But it was at
Columbus that the high calibre of the
team was proven, here defeat and
success were synonymous. Success
in ' this connotation does not meanp
,hat danlable "moral victory" that'
coaches and scribes so often employ
to cheer the dejected fan, but triumphI
over nhipediments physical and moral,,
--this 'sort of success the outcome of
t1he Ohio.gine clearly indicated. Then
caine Wisconsin, and the sport world
woke up. ' A team seemingly ruined
by ineligibility and given up for lost,
is once more looked upon as a serious
impediment, at least, to the chances
-of- some of the leaders.
Whet her or not they win another
amne, the 1926 Varsity basketball
team will have been a success, not in
the more common and superficial

CAMPUS OPINION
Anonymous communications will be
disregarded. The names of communi-
cants will, however, be regarded as {
jconfidential upon request. -
DRAMATIC PREJUDICEI !
To the Editor:
About a year ago, in this column, Ii
charged those responsible for the con-
duct of the Music and Drama Column
with being unfair and unsportsman-
like. Instead of withdrawing the
charge, I wish to repeat it. The oc-
casion for these remarks is the fact
that on Tuesday night, the Cosmo-
politan Club will present its third In-
ternational Night program, and the
further fact that the Column has
made insufficient mention of the per-
formance.
The Cosmopolitan Club's publicity
chairman, Mr. Derrick van Osenbrug-
gen, was informed by the officers of
The Daily that in order to havej
I notices printed, it would be necessary
to.get the consent of the editor of the
Drama Column. We have succeeded'
in getting into The Daily a total of
three tines, but into the Column only
once. Whether the Column editor is
opposed to writing anything (or to
having his writers do it) about Inter-
national Night, I do not know. The
1 fact is, that he cannot usually be
found; he is too busy taking part in
dramatics to give proper attention to
anything but that , which interests
him. At least, this is the only con-
clusion left to make.
For contrast, I take the case of
Beggarman. Please understand, I
have no quarrel with Beggarman.
Undoubtedly the production has de-
served all of the publicity which The
Daily has so splendidly given it. It is
interesting to note that the Music
editor himself takes the lead in this
production. In looking over The
Daily from February 11 to the 25th, I
find that eight issues gave space to
"Beggarman; that the space is di-
vided as follows: the Column, five
times, half a column each time but
one; two columns in Chimes; and two
front page stories, each of about half
a column in length.
Contrasted with this record, Inter-
national Night has been mentioned
three times, only one mention being
made in the Column itself.^

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