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the roots of the evil and remedy the
underlying difficulty, are necessary for
permanent relief. One intelligent
measure is worth hundreds of pages
of the legislative piffle that fills the
BORAIH IS WRONG!
The recent statement of Senatorj
Borah that "the United States should!
not abandon the principles of George
Washington, which have brought one
hundred and fifty years of peace, to
dabble in the old world hatreds and
politics which have caused one thou-
sand years of war" is typical of the
appalling ignorance of some of our
politicians (we cannot call , them
statesmen) in regard to progression
in international politics. He assumes
the popular idea that Washington's
policy was one of isolation.
When a national leader travels
about the country preaching the doc-
trine of selfish isolation and re-ac-i
tionism, every right-minded and clear
thinking American unconsciously ob-
jects. The working out of individual-
istic and unsocial ideals and ideas of
conduct are bound to produce a crisis,
And when a nation is unsocial in its
international relations, the extent of
the consequent disaster is only limit-
ed by the power of that nation for
doing mischief. We must not forget
that a world league completely sur-
This policy of isolation may have
been well enough in its time, but that
was long ago. It is now inadequate.
One hundred fifty years ago civilita-
tion, with its meagre communication,
was a community of detached and
only slightly related states between
whom there was no need for coopera-
tion except in a crisis, when an alli-
ance was easily formed to last only
as long as it was needed. Today
each nation is in intimate and con-
stant relationship with every other.
Americans are reading in their pa-
pers this morning of the things that
happened in Europe and Asia last
night. This was unheard of at the
I time Washington read his final mes-
sage to Congress.nThe world has ad-
vanced greatly since that time. .lo.
then can such an advanced civiliza-
tion be governed by doctrines for-
mulated before the marvelous dis.
coveries of the Victorian era? It
would seem that tremendous advances
in science and industry would neces-
sitate simila'r advances in statescraft
but some of our representatives a
Washington, apparently do not thini
We seem to have forgotten our Mr.
Mipp completely the past few days.
That picture or etching or whatever
it was has been sleeping on our desk
for days. The fact is that Mr. Mipp
and 'this department have a slight
misunderstanding, a very trival thing
on the whole, brit nevertheless we
felt that he should learn a lesson.
Without publicity Mipp is nothing.
All he does is talk a lot. Now that
we have silenced him for a few days,
he has come to terms again.
So as a reward we shall present
the public with another pen drawing
TONIGHT: The Philadelphia Syin-
phony orcliestra in the new Masonic
Temple, Detroit, at 8:15 o'clock.
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THE LONDON STRING QUARTET
A review, by Philip Brooks.
One early climax of spirit made the
concert of the London String Quartet
decidedly worth while. Soon after
that climax, the artists set forth on
a sea of uncertainty, not to return
until the closing encore.
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FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
BIL E LrI
FEBR~UARY 27, 1926
Night Editor-SMITH H. CADY, JR.
It has long, been thought that the
American love of legislation and the
popular American belief that any ills
can be cured by enough laws on the
,ul.ject were local phenomena, re-
restricted, more or less, to American
congressional circles. However, M.
Raymond Poincare, ex-president of
the French 'republic and ex-premier
of France, discussing the French flan-
cial situation in a special article
copyrighted in the United States by
the New York Times, finds the same
popular fallacy in his own country.
In discussing the problems facingI
the French minister of finance, an
office that has been filled by four men
in one year, M, Poincare writes, "An-
other obstacle upon which successive
nun isters of finance have stumbled is
the absolute epidemic of fiscal imagi-
nation which has infected the Cham-
ber of Deputies. Whenever the coun-
try feels itself indisposed, it certainly
does not lack self-decreed physicians.
They flock to its bedside from every
point of the compass. Those who
practice the profession without quali-
cation are not less zealous than the
M. Poincare would find that the
same statement holds true at Wash-
ington, and as a rule, the un-
qualified are far more zealous
than the others. While America
has no problem quite so pressing
as the French financial situation,
she has her own problems that re-
quire deep and serious consideration,
not superficial laws, passed in the
happy, but misguided belief that an
EVii can be legislated into oblivion.
Congress, at every session, is swamp-
(d by a deluge of bills, many of which
,have been intr'oduced chiefly for thel
Aprpose of providing the congress-
nian an opportunity to get into the
Congressional Record and show the
"folks back home" that he is work-
ug. They clog the machinery; a few
ws. passed with some forethought
nd deliberation,.;would achieve a far
In scoring the handling of the fiscal
;tuation in France, which he believes
to have been aggravated, rather .than
aided, by the action of the govern-
,,t , . .. 4'nfar 1-han nritpq "Tla ni 'mau
It is evident that our forefathers
expected us to advance and to need 1
changes in government,-they left the
Constitution open to amendment. And
it is also evident that some of our
more advanced thinkers believe we
need such changes occasionally, as is
shown by the nineteen amendments
to the Constitution and the two pro-
posed amendments before Congress
at the present time. Yet men' like
Senator Borah advocate isolation.
James M. Beck, former solicitor
general, together with many histori-
ans, declare that "there is nothing'
in Washington's words or deeds
which justifies the assumption that he
did not intend his republic to realize
its full destiny in the councils of
civilization as a great, masterful and
beneficient nation. Would he today
deny that as our people have derived
from civilization inestimable rights
and privileges, and that we owe a
corresponding duty to be a potent
and beneficient force in the councilsj
of mankind? Independence, and not
isolation, would be his policy today."
Take it either way you wish-Borah
Comment of considerable extent!
was expressed recently in New York
over the setting and staging of a play.
The entire background consisted of
an architecturally designed stairway, I
which symbolized man's progress,
that and nothing else. To many, the
idea was new, pertinent, and surpris-
But; the idea of the symbolic stair-
way suggesting man's growth andt
progress is not new, far from it.
Stairs have always represented man's
seeking for the heights. The idea
was used in the ancient dramas; the
simplicity was striking, and the sug-
gested effect far more intense than,1
for example, the printed sign of the;
medieval drama or the painted cur-
tain and scenery of more recent.
Stairs symbolize perfectly thet
"steps," many times difficult, by which
men reach their goals. And the signi-
ficant thing about them is that oneF
has to begin at the bottom to reach1
In a way that set London aghast.
They were given the air, this con-
By the shoguns and social elite,
So they left Britain's strand for the
Thus making the scandal complete.
But the gods looked askance at this
Engendered of passionate lust,
And it came as a shock to be stalled
at the dock,
Much to their mutual disgust.
Thanks to oar double-standard, Ills
Lordship went landward,
Consoling his femme with the hope
Of her speedy dismissal, but a heart-
Informed her that there was no
So she languished in stir, while Cra-
ven, the cur,
Went to Canada, leaving this dry-
And rejoined his wife--reconciled her
But the countess Loho warmed Ellis
Came the dawn of a better, brighter
day, the day that my benefactress re-
turned to town. Surely, I thought,
she would be able to do something for
me. I went around to her apartment.
She was in.
I stated the condition of my affairs
to her. Strange to say, she, who had
always been so sympathetic when 1
had taken to her my earlier troubles,
my innocent joys, my hopes and fears,
was now cold sand unenthusiastic.
What, I wondered, could be the mat-
She soon informed. "I'm done with
you," she said. "I made up my mind
when I saw you that you would make
good subject matter for an educa-
aional experiment. You were so de-
lightfully naive, your mind was so
splendidly unformed and uninformed.
And the experiment worked fine. Now
you are, intellectually, a thing of
beauty and a joy forever. You are a
polished man of the world, you who
only a short month ago were only an
ignorant country boy. Now I am
through with you. I cast you aside."
"Is zat so?". I inquired, taking two
strides toward her and seizing her
by the throat. "Well, I'm going to
leave this town, this den of iniquity;
and you, my proud beauty, are going
to finance the trip. If you! refuse-
well, but you won't. Just write me a
ceck for ften thousannd dollars. If
The opening number, almost so
regular as to be uninteresting, dem-
onstrated at once the perfection of
technique of the players. For they
were artists in technique, if not al-
ways in impressiveness.
As the exquisite reverence of the
second movement of Haydn's Quartet
was being evidenced in their playing,
an angelic choir was singing, far off
in spirit, "Wondrous things of thee
are spoken, Zion, city of Our Lord"-
sheer beauty filled that great space
in the front of the hall with feeling-
the variations emphasizing the mag-
nificent sweetness of the . old hymn.
The menuetto and Andante Canta-
bile which followed happily pro-
longed the beauty, the soft melody of
Tschaikowsky's smooth lyric embody.-
ing an admirable blending of tones-
and that the quartet could do remark-
Weird and airy, with a lack of har-
mony characteristic of such modern
works, the composition of the viola
player was a little perplexing. Mr.
Waldo-WIarner evidenced the only
enthusiasm of the evening in the
pleasure he took in rendering the
strange quips and quirks of his
"Pixy Ring." The expected, though
somewhat indifferent, ovation, if it
could be called that, was given de-
servedly. For the composer painted
his picture well. Having been told
that there were grasshoppers and
field mice and tinkling blue-bells, one
could recognize them, but there was
probably some doubt deep in the
minds of the audience as the signi-
ficance of the piece.
That massive violincellist found op-
portunity in the Dvorak negro quar-
tet to show his quite worthy ability in
producting those low melodies. The
whole effect, while the technique re-
mained excellent, and while there. was
a certain strength in .the composition,
showed a lack of real atmosphere.
The negro melodies that were intro-
duced failed to build up that strange-
ly supersitious mood of the genuine
southern spirituals. Gradually the
program worked back to land again,
back to the regular harmony which
was evidently the best element for
Tile Finale of the last series was
peppy, giving a pleasant attraction to
the ending of the performance. In
the encore, "sally In Our Ally," the
players yielded to harmony complete-
ly, and regularity again took over the
performance, with its characteristic
lack of impresriveness.
THE PHILAIDELPHIA SYMPHONY
This evening the Philadelphia Sym-
phony orchestra, under the direction
of Leopold Stokowski, will make its
first appearance in Detroit at the new
Masonic Temple. The Philadelphia
Symphony, along with the Boston and
New York Symphony, is unquestion-
ably the finest orchestra in America
if not the world. Its short tour of the
Middle West is the highest point in the
musical season, and is doubly inter-
esting due to the introduction of
John Hays Hammonds new Four-
Pedal piano, which has so revolution-
ized the instrument.
The program this evening will in-
elude the following numbers:
Overture in D minor ........ Hande
Passacaglia in C minor........
Concerto, No. 2, in C minor......
(The Four-Pedal piano played by
"Fete-Dieu a Seville".........Alben
I "La Cathedrale Engloutie"..Debussy
Suite, "L'Oiseau de Feu".Strawinsky
S THE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY
The third appearance of the Uni-
versity Symphonly orchestra, under
the direction of Samuel P. Lockwoo
and with Maud Okkelberg as soloist
tomorrow afternoon in Hill auditori-
um at 4:15 o'clock will present th
following program, published incom-
pletely in a recent issue:
Overture to the Ballet, "Prome-
theus," Op. 43.........Beethover
"The Leaves be Greene"
(Strings) ..........William Byrd
Concerto, E minor...........Chopin
Symphony, A major ("Italian")
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