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GEORGE W. DAVIS
Chairman, Editorial Board.... Norman R. Tha
City Editor ............ Robert S. Mansfield
News Editor ............Manning Houseworth
Wom4n's Editor...........Helen S. Ramsay
Sport's Editor...............Joseph Kruger
Telegraph Editor..........William- Walthour
Music and Drama........Robert B. Henderson
Smith H. Cady Leonard C. Hall
Robert T. DeVore Thomas V. Koykka
W. Calvin Patterson
Assistant City Editors
Irwin Olian Frederick H. Shillito
General Russell's report shows a
general improvement in the prosper-
ity of the island, the total customs
receipts being the greatest in its his-
tory, and a treasury surplus of $1,-
273, 368 is on hand. Reasonably good
times have come to most of the farm-
ing people, who are the 'great major-!
ity of the population. This prosperity
has resulted in the construction of
many public improvements.
However, there seems to exist a
wide gap between the sentiments of
the progressive Haitian officials and
those of the older reactionary poli-
tical groups. The political filibuster-
ors dominate many of the native
newspapers. Accordingly they have
retrenched themselves, under the new
regime, behind what they term the
freedom of the press in thier
bitter, obstructive, and for the most
part unfounded, attacks upon the
Haitian government. The politicians'
'have been particularly bitter toward,
President Borno for refusing to call
into session the island assembly on
the ground that the country was not
ready for it.
In all probability he was right.
Haiti could hardly be trusted with a
popular election. The illiterate farm-
ing population would be completely
under the thumb of the political dema-
gogues, and instead of electing a sane
legislative body, the politicians would
probably - regain their lost power.
Even though the dependence of Presi-.
dent Borno upon the United States
government may be detrimental ' to
national self-respect, no one can
doubt that it is far better than the
chaos which heretofore existed.
The task of educating the Haitians
in the best methods of self-govern-I
ment, is, like the settling of theI
Tacna-Arica boundary dispute, a
thankless one. It is plain to see that
the Haitians will not be ready to rule
themselves for some time to come.
The hardest task .is convincing them
of that fact. Nevertheless, it is the
government's self-appointed task to
fit them to govern themselves, and one
which our national policy toward the
smaller American republics will not
permit us to lay down undone.
C harles Behymer
P hillip Brooks
D ouglas Doubleday
Eugenes H. Gutekunst
nes T. Herald
taniford N. Phelps
D~avid C. Vokes
Cassamn A. Wilson
Thomas C. Winter
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Brought back into existence
those who caused his downfall,
Briand ministry is again under
When the French get what they want,
they don't want it.
TUESDAY, MARCH 16 1926
Night Editor-W. C. PATTERSON
"Seeing is believing," he said
asked her to accompany him to
Spring is due next Sunday!
any bill collector can tell you
that doesn't mean it will a'rriv
T OASTED ROLL I
This is the second annual all con-
tribs number. The difference between
this and any other column in any
other paper, is that we admit it.
A Skit In Once Act.
The curtain rises to disclose a per-
fectly ducky apartment, so that you
immediately feel that you would like
to own it with all its appurtenances.
Enter its chief appurtenance (you still
feel that way.) She is a pretty little
thing, named Matilda, or something.
Anyway, Matilda will do. She crosses
to a door right, which apparently
opens on a hall, and calls.
Matilda (calling) Oh, Hen-ry4
(Enter Henry. It really doesn't
matter what he looks like. He sim-
ply appears, much to the apparent
joy of Matilda.)
Matilda (adoringly) Oh, Henry.
(Henry makes an impatient ges-
ture, and sits in a davenport, left.)
Matilda (Reproachfully) Oh, Henry.
(Henry lights a cigar, and throws
the match on the floor.)
Matilda (sharply) Oh, Henry.
(He Tises, and goes to the fire-
place, staring moodily into the fire.
Matilda goes to him, and leans her
head against his shoulder.)
Matilda (Coyly) Oh, Henry.
(He pushes her away.)
Matilda (Aggrievedly) Oh, Henry.
(He turns suddenly from the fire,
his face clear and sunny. He reach-
es in a pocket and produces a pearl
necklace, which he holds out to
Matilda (Squealing with Joy) Oh,
(She sinks to the davenport, and
Henry hangs the necklace around
her neck. She again nestles to
him, and raises her face in adora-
Matilda (Softely, through parted lips.)
(Henry suddenly-but never mind,
It isn't our business, really.)
Matilda (Breathelssly, after a long
interval) 0-o-h, Hen-ry.
(The curtain falls.)
The audience (In every possible
way) 0-h, Hell.
THE DEACON'S COUSIN.
* * *
OFF FOR THE POLE!
Everybody's sending out expeditions
to the ice-box of the world looking for
a place to park airplanes on their way
to Europe. It's getting to be a com-
mon thing for a couple of men to buy
an airplane and start expeditioning
for something they don't know any-
thing about, and care less. Every-
body gives them a great sendoff, and
then a few months later they come
sneaking in the back door.
We don't believe in expeditions for
such trivial reason as land in the
Arctic ocean. What if they did find
any? Who would clean off the ice and
snow every morning?
But to do the thing on a far gran-
der and more sensible scale, Rolls
will outfit an expedition that will dis-
cover something really important.
This expedition will leave immediate-
ly on a trip to Earth, where it will
investigate the buried civilization of
centuries ago. An attempt will be
made to discover the hidden city of
Ann Arbor, fabled in song and story
as the site of the University of Michi-
gan, U. S. A., whose football team in
1926' 0. C. (old calendar) sunk the
United States navy.
Rolls' Own Expedition will also seek
suitable land for an ether plane land-
ing field for the proposed short-cut
route between Saturn and Mars.
Something ought to be done about
this student investigation of the liquor
problem. According to the reports
the committee submitted, they say
that the sought for liquid can be got-
ten at five places within a stone's
throw of the Engineering arch.
Well the other day I stood in front
of the Engineering arch all afternoon
throwing stones and all I got was a
summons to the police court for
breaking a window.
I repeat something should be done.
* * *
Sure was a tough day on us.
Sir Toby Tiffin.
present at the following general ses-
sion, after which there will be gener-
al debate. A particular topic of gen-
erally accepted importance will be
selected, and the groups will meet,
not nationally, but politically, social-,
ly, and economically, to consider it
from every conceivable angle. Spe-
cialized faculty men will sit in to
BACK TO UETHUSELAH
* a s f-
CHARLOT'S REVUE K
A review, by Clarice Tapson.
You go to the Ziegfeld Follies to
see the American girl glorified; you
go to the Music Box to see lavish set-
tings and luscious music; and you go
to Charlot's Revue to see Beatrice
Lillie, Gertrude Lawrence and Jack
Buchanan. If, as happens in the case
of the edition at the Shubert-Lafayette I
this week, there is a really lovely
chrnu and an appetizing song called
"A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich, and
You," well and good, but the show is
worth seeing just for the three stars.
I In fact, any American revue would
think it was doing the public a favor
by featuring even one of them.
Beatrice Little is the funniest I
womian I have ever seen.
She has not the proportions, physi-
cally, of Charlotte Greenwood. She
does not need them. She is really a
remarkably good looking woman,
(even with a man's hair-cut), and
perfectly normal as to hands, arme,
ankles....and the rest. But neither
does she care how ridiculous she
!makes herself, in looks or actions.
She comes out first as Miss Fancy
Robinson singing selections from her
repertoire. Miss Robinson, so a note
informs us, sings only the works of
MT.. Noel Coward. Her first number
is a lovely little thing entitled "The
Roses Make Me Remember What Any
Nice Girl Would Forget." While she
is resting from this effort she at-
tempts, while holding tight to the
piano, to do the Charle'ston. It strikes
a familiar chord. Again she appears
in an utterly ridiculous black velvet
gown lined with the flags of all na-
tions and sings "March With Me,"
which many will remember from last
year, and which has lost none of its
power. It is no wonder that, as the
program tells us, it was requested. In I
r her nearest approach to seriousness,
she appears as a young man, dressed
r in a tuxedo, and sings "There Are
Times." She even has a good voice.
Another lovely lady, Gertrude Law-
rence, runs the gamut from come-
dienne to "heavy." In "Early
Mourning," a skit written by Noel
Coward, she regales the audience with
telephone conversations from a bed,
and in "Poor Little Rich Girl," -also
by Noel Cowa'rd, she appears as a
woman of ithe streets. She it was,
incidentally, who introduced "Lime-
house Blues," in the first edition of
the revue. In between these two ef-
forts she sings and dances "Russian
Blues," "Let's All Go Raving Mad,"
"A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich, and
You" (aided by Mr. Buchanan), and
a specialty all her own, not to mention
appearing in "Fate," a crazy little
triangle play in which the hero, Mr.
Buchanan, asks the pleasure of the
audience at each crisis, and follows
I their advice.
Mr. Jack Buchanan, a Teal Scotch-
man, who wears the real tartan of the
famous C'lan Buchanan in the finale
of the first act, can sing, look hand-
some, and be funny, as well as his
great accomplishment, namely: he
can do a soft-shoe dance in a pair
of actual Oxford bags without break-
iug his neck, without even falling
down. He is the chief victim of the
barber who just finished shaving a
man with the hiccoughs in "Methods
of Barberism." He has the third
name part in "Author, Actor and Vic-
tim." He is still the victim in "Peace
and Quiet," another remains from last
year's revue. He is the perfect all-
around revue man.
You cannot go wrong on Chariot's
-nor is this publicity. I paid for my
THE FACULTY CONCERT
A review, by Robert Carson.
Delighting her listeners with a
Beethoven variation of an Italian j
theme by Paisiello, Miss Nell B. Stock-
well progressed through a beautiful,
spontaneous melody of Schumann. She
finished her first group with "En-
sueno" from "Danzas Fantasticas" by
Turina and "Danzas Montanesas" No.
6 by Villar. The last were somewhat}
modern, marked by a rhythmic oddi-
ties and queer, fantastic harmonies,
characteristically dansant. Her next
group was Wagnerian, the first selec-
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CAMPUS OPINION I
Each year the number of ties for }IAnoiymous communications will be
EIdisregarded. The names of communi-
the so-called championships of the cants will, however, be regarded as
Western t nference increase. In confidential upon request.
three of tfle major sports, especially,+
-football, basketball, and baseball,- A CHALLENGEI
it is becoming increasingly difficult To the Editor:
for any one team to complete its sea- I once resented the remark of the
son with a clean slate. And each l forUivriyt
year, as the ties increase, there comes then President of our University to
a cry fronm the more rabidly partisan the following effect: "I enjoy readingI
of the undergraduates for post-season the editorial page of The Daily; oc-
games to determine an undisputed cosionally I find a faint glimmer of
winner, intelligence in it." At that time, how-'
In the basketball season just closed, ever, I was but a sophomore with
four teams, Michigan, Indiana, Pur- sublime confidence in the seniors who
due, and Iowa, finished in a deadlock. managed the sheet. Having since as-
Why not, undergraduates in all four sumed the quasi-dignity assigned the
universities are asking arrange a senior, I have found that a senior's!
series of games between these four to opinion is not infallible, and that col-
determine a real "Champion of the lege presidents don't make such mr- 3
West?" Why not settle the matterI marks without justification.j
and thus either confirm or definitely Being a senior, I can almost look
disprove the contention of each school with fatherly toleration upon the im-
that its team is the most worthy of petuous, biting arraignment, by a
the title? Ijunior, of Mr. Galen Fisher, who
The answer is clear to those who spoke here recently. Said junior, who
understand the aims and ideals for signs self E. H. C., '27, has come forth
which the league of "Big Ten" univer- I with an almost childish indignance
sities was established. The Confer- that a man should be so narrow....
ence was founded to facilitate the and so on,....not to recognize the1
task of arranging games between practical 'necessity of excluding Asi-
schools so located as to be nautral atics. Further, he refers to schools'
rivals in athletics, to enforce a uni- of social-minded thinkers as "noisy
form code of eligibility rules, and to illiterati." What more childish? I
place an organization in charge to j I have an answer for E. H. C. If he'
pick reliable officials and settle dis- is so confident as to make statementsI
putes. There is, in reality, no such for the press, let him face those close-
thing as a "Big Ten" title; to, deter- ly concerned. During the week-end
mine one is not, and never has been, of March 25-27, there is to be a con-'
the purpose of the organization. ference (purely local) in which the
After all, what difference does it students representing the many na-
make who comes out on top, so long tions will gather to discuss, from eco-l
as each individual ,game is clean, nomic, social, and political angles,
well-played, and enjoyable? Percent- the questions of international friction.
ages look well in the newspapers I dare E. H. C. to face that group of
when the local team is on top, but I keen-minded delegates from every
they ontribute nothing to the good corner of the globe with such state-
of the sport, or to the enjoyment to ments as he gushes forth in The-
he ( erived from the game. Daily's colufuns. He will have to ex-I
T'e basketball season is over. plain or justify America's policy of I
_\ chigan is justly proud of her team, absolute sovereignty on her own soil,
P'ind 0o the record that it made, and i and the exact reverse of that policyf
she also extends her congratulations when Asiatic soil is concerned. If
to Indiana, Purdue, and Iowa. There is this jingoistic junior will sit in on I
ro argument that requires a post-sea- that conference, which meets at Lane=
son game for settlement. hall beginning the evening of Friday,f
---- March 25, I think he will gain a newc
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