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"The Yellow and Blue," the system I
will have reached the pinacle of suc-
It has often been observed that a
worthy end may be reached at too
great a cost. Such seems to ,be the
case with the Britten bill, recently1
considered in the House committee
on weights and measures which
would require the use of metric units
in retail merchandising and transpor-
tation. From a theoretical stand-
point, the metric system would un-
doubtedly give us advantages not
found in the present method of rating,
the principal benefit probably being
the ease of calculation involved in the
decimal as compared with the duo-
decimal system.
In the present state of industry,
however, the drawbacks of the scheme
appear to far outweigh its merits. If
the system were adopted, millions of
dollars of property and machinery
designed in the English units would
become obsolete, and common and fa-
miliar measures would become for-f
eign and difficult to handle. Clothing
sizes, for example, would have to be
renamed, the 16 inch collar becoming
405 millimeters, and the 7 3-8 hat, 187
millimeters. In the building trades,
the proposal would require perplex-
ing conversions of all material units;
it has been estimated that the rail-
roads would lose more that $330,-
In short, perusal of the testimony
given at the hearings seems to show
that the adoption of the system would
bring about a condition in industry
approaching chaos. The worthy con-

Son- whoe opnon - resec
0A51% RLL K
Soime whose opinion we respec~t
rather highly, recently told us that
our satire had an ever present touch
of kindliness. That it never struck
him as being sharp or bitter. We
Shavebeen mincing that over in our
minds ever since, and we have come
to the conclusion that it is more of a
compliment than one would suppose
at first glance. In the first place he
recognized it as satire, which more
than many others have done. That is
certainly encouraging. With a lot
more practice we hope to be able to
produce material which everyone will
recognize as satire.
..This, however present great diffi-
culties. If one writes stuff that every-
one recognizes as satire, it is no
longer satire. It is burlesque. It ap-
pears that we have. written very little
burlesque. Most of it has been bro-
midesque. Nevertheless one person
said something nice to us. We feel
very cheerful....
E. Hamilton Mipp, local crew
coach, who has been so busy coach-
ing the crew which is, after all, his
profession, that he has lost track of
events on the campus in general.
When sent to interview him last night
this reporter found him all excited
about the prospect of a local honor

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earl" Burger
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James T. Herald
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Ellis Merry
Dorothy Morehouse
Margaret Parker
Stanford N. Phelps
Archie Robinson
Simon Rosenbaum
Wilton Simpson
Janet Sinclair
Courtland Smith
Stanley Steinko
Louis Tendler
Henry Thurnau
David C. Vokes
N~iarion Wells
Cassam A. Wilson
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NIght .]ditor-SMITH1 H. CADY, JR.
"The death penalty can never
be enforced due to its absolute
finality. It is obvious that sub-I
stitution of life imprisonment
would result in more uniform ap-
hcatini and would straighten,
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cur entire penal administration.
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Lewis E. Loes of Sing Sing
Twelve hundred students, male
members of the upper classes, will be
gathered on or near the 50-yard line
at Ferry field during the football
games next fall, under the direction
of the Student council, for the pur-
pose of indulging in a little vocal ex-
ercise for the benefit of those visitors
in the stadium who have never heard
a college cheering section in action,
and, incidentally, to urge the team on
to greater efforts. According to mem-
bers of the squad, the two teams
rarely are conscious of the cheering,
but, of course, that is immaterial. The
moral effect is there.
Critics who object to the "rah, rah"
feature of the football seasons have
some ground for complaint. It is
true that there is no physical bene-
fit to be derived for a Michigan "lo-
comotive," and there is little exercise
connected with occupying a seat for
a .few hours. However, there is the
other side to the question. Does not
the student, a member of an organized
group representing his University in
a "noise contest," at least derive some
lesson in loyalty therefrom? Does he
not realize a little more keenly the
fact that he is a Michigan man, an
integral part of his University, doing
his share to contribute to her suc-
cess? If such is not the case, the
greatest argument for the cheering
section is lost.
The council's plan is feasible, and
should operate smoothly. It is true,
as they contend, that the block "M"s
made of flags or cardboard squares
have hardly been successful, and an
"M" formed by the costumes on the
men will be permanent. and lend ann

gressman from Illinois, who so vali- wt -t-em
antl bul-doed he pproriaion- systemn.
antly bull-doze Army and Navy officials into "Think," he said, "what this will,
nArmy-Navy football game inChi- mean to the students! If this goes
an AryNv otalgm nCI through the profs. won't even have to
cago next fall, has taken up another jthreh rhexaos. Tt wve lhaeato
moss-covered cause, and may, by hasb.h
very insistence, force it th'rough an a bolt every time for the instructors.
over-weary asembly, thus making All they have to do is give the exam
ovr-eaimryasslly, gthiscaingto each member of the class at the end
himself immortal-and a logical can- of the hour before, and he have prom-
didate for re-election-in the eyes of ised on his honor not to read it until
a scandal-craz~ed constituency .the right time comes. Hence it will
be perfectly simple for a teacher to
SING, BROTHERS, SING get out of any classes that he wants,
Football's place in the collegiate to and have the students attend just
limelight was formerly occupied by same.
glee clubs. "College boys" were al- "Bolts will be simply unheard of-I
ways pictured as a warbling crew, except for the faculty. If a Prof.
with their sweaters shouting louder leaves for a trip, he will merely hand
than themselves. The glee club was out a set of exams to the class to
the summit to which many a frosh cover the hours he will be absent.
turild his large blue eyes, longingly "Another thing that would happen
waiting for the day when he could add is that all the faculty committees on
his voice. discipline would go out of existence.
Now the emphasis has changed, and The students would do it all. No
as far as the public is concerned, glee wonder the faculty is entirely in fa-
clubs have disappeared. Movies and vor of it! Who wouldn't be? The
stories have substituted the cheering police would be in favor of a civic
crowd .at football games for the har- honor system too, if they would draw'
mony clubs. their pay just the same. Think of the
However, the Varsity Glee club is time it would have saved them if the
making a come-back. Its programs Maj bandit had told on himself right
of late have been enthusiastically re- in the beginning. I am heartily in
ceived by large audiences, and it1 favor of the system, because some day
reputation has been spread abroad. I may be a member of the faculty my..
Therefore it is able to make a 4,000 self.... And by the way why not ex-
mile trip during spring vacation, in-' tend the idea a little further and
cluding concerts in nine cities. As an make all students promise never to
advertisement for the finer side of bolt without good cause? And to study
college life, and as an exposition of two hours a day on the same prin-
the vocal talent of Michigan, the Glee ciple? It could be worked the same
club is a worthy representative. way, each student's roommate would
proinse to tell the Honor committee
if he broke his word. Think how many
EDITORIAL COMMENT Phi Beta Kappa men Michigan would
have! Think how few crew men
Would be ineligible! Why not do the
THE DIRECT PRIMARY IN NEW thing the whole way?"
JERSEY With this Mentor Mipp's excitement
(The Washington Post) reached such a pitch that our report-
The New Jersey senate has defeated er was forced to leave the building,
by the narrow margin of one vote the and even the vicinity.
so-called Stevens bill to repeal the *"
direct primary law and provide for The sequel to "That's Mine" will
the selection of candidates for the be issued in a few days if some enter-
United States Senate and governor by prising merchant gets busy. Let's
have a. I-____- --tLInt n hnw a

TODAY: George Bernard Shaw's
"Great Catherine" in the Mimes
theater at 2:30 and 8:30 o'clock.
s* *"
A review, by Vincent Wall.
-"And Voltaire....whom may God
in his infante mercy damn eternally of
body and soul"-there is Shaw, and
there is "Great Catherine": boister-
ous and rude, a noisy and absurd
slapsitck-and quite the most delight-
ful piece of the season.
It was beautiful theater from be-
ginning to end; theater as it should
be, but more often isn't. For after all
it is the subtlety of a production that i
is usually missed, and it was Cath-
erine's shrug and Patiomkin's drunk-
en lurch that gave "Great Catherine"
the professional touch.
And who but Shaw could have con-
ceived the Great Catherine of Russia
pattering about her boudoir in her
bare feet; Catherine bland, Teutonic-
and with a sense of humor; Catherine
and her "self-control"....it was de-
lightful. And who but Great Amy
could have done it to a perfection that
called into play all the trifles-the de-
tails that are the essence of the trade.
Only Shaw could have created the
laughingly inebriate Prince Patiom-
kin who could throw china in a most
devastating manner, who could in-
sult the queen, defy the pride of Great
Britain--and who is one of the most
complete portraits ever to grace the
Mimes theater. It is truly the best of
Robert Henderson's characterizations,
even snrpassing the incomparable
Jeppe of the Hill.
And such a cast! There are occa-
sional weak moments in "Great Cath-
erine" as Shaw left it. It is decidedly
not "actor-proof." But from begn-
ning to end there was scarcely a
bitch; and to Paul Stephanson goes
the credit of the re-creation of that
second act. Neal Nyland as the chol-
eric and bull-headed Englishman;
Lillian Bronson both as the exotic
Jean. in the curtain raiser and later
as Claire, Edstaton's fiancee is de-
serving of the highest praise; William
Bishop whose scene with Claire is
enough to place him among the com-
ing actors. And finally the tempera-
mental Varinka! Phyllis Loughton
was a revelation; almost as ribald as
Patiomkin himself, and with an en-
tirely new interpretation of the part.
Again, they were all......delightful.
* * *
The following women were elected
to membership in Masques at the try
outs held yesterday afternoon in-New-
berry auditorium:
Helen Rush, '29; Doris Sellick, '27;
Angehine Wilson, '27; Leone Lee, '29;
Ruth Lambert, '27; Ruth Kitchel, '29;
Helen Warner, '29; Mary Lois Guda-
kunst, '27; Dorothy Williams, '29.
Dramatic fare in Detroit for the
next two weeks includes three items
of interest to devotees of the theater.
An attraction of unusual sigifi-
cance is promised by the impending
visit of Eva Le Gallienne who will
appear at the Schubert Detroit for
two weeks beginning April 5 in
Ibsen's "Master Builder" and "John
Gabriel Borkman." This talented
young actress has achieved outstand-
ing personal success in New York in
the roles of Hilda in "The Master
Builder" and as Ella in "John Gabriel
Borkman." Her transcendant per-
formance in the former role was high-
ly praised by the critics. "The Master
Builder" is a remarkable play, and
although it perhaps lacks the penetra-
tion of "The Doll's House" and "led-
da Gabler," it is notable for a certain

dramatic beauty, and distinction,
characteristically Ibsen's. Miss Le
Gallienne seems to have surrounded
herself with a capable company, in-
cluding Egon Becher from the Muni-
cipal Theater, Vienna.
"What Price Glory," Lawrence Stall-
ings and Maxwell Anderson's vivid
war comnedy, will enter its third and
last week at the Garric Theatre next
Sunday night.This is the play which
shocked a certain element in New
York by its unvarnished profanity
and bluntness in picturing the war as
it was lived by the marines, and not
by the patriotic "movie" writers.
The Bonstelle company at the Play-
house is continuing its performance
of George Kelly's amusing 'comedy of
American life "The Show-Off," where-
in Aubrey Piper, whom we all know
among our acquaintances, the irre-
pressible braggart, finally proves that
it sometimes pays to talk. "The Show-
Off" fared prosperously in New York,1
where it scored a run of two years.
It is a finer play than the author's
"Torch Bearers" but has many of theI
sparkling qualities which made that
farce so irresitbly funny. Still the
outrageous Aubrey is one of the mosti
human appealing characters in the
modern theatre.

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the old convention system. The bill
has been the subject of bitter contro-
versy and has aroused the opposition
of a number of Republican leaders.
On the other hand, Senator Edge and
State Chairman Stokes have been
strongly supporting the change. In
advocating the return to the conven-
tion system, State Senator Stevens
said that it had become apparent that
the direct primary had not accomp-
lished what it was intended to do, and
he quoted the author of the bil as
having admitted it to be a failure after
fourteen years' experience.
The proponents of the measure
have not given up the fight and ex-
press confidence that it will ultimately
be passed. Senator Edge and his ad-
herents are the first Republicans to
begin a determined fight for a change
back to the former system of choos-
ing candidates for United States Sen-
ator and State officers. Sentiment in
other States is crystalizing along this
line, however, and the Republicans
of Montana may initiate a movement
for the repeal of the primary law in
that Ptate. Of the 48 States only six
-Idaho, Connecticut, Delaware, New
Mexico, Rhode Island and Utah-re-

have a "No It Isn't" and then we can
carry on a regular conversation in
candy bars.
-Timothy Hay.
* * *
We are still waiting to see a typo
on the St. Olaf Choir, along the same
vein as the one which spelled Flavin's
name Falvin. Someone might get a
rise from that.
i * * *
Looks to us as if we were going to
have a white Easter. Pools are now
being formed on the depth of the
snow on Independence Day.
This new stadium cheering section
idea is all right, but where will the
Detroit people sit? Perhaps this is too
radical a change for the Student
council to make at one step. If they
worked out the same scheme with out
of town people instead of students, it
might not be such a shock.
We'll bet the fellow that got caught
stealing an overcoat feels cheap to-
How about an Honor system for
coat and theatre robbing?
Sir Toby Tiffin.

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The x"6 ,Wo an.
On an East Indian farm, where the crop is tea, a
wooden plow turns up the rich black soil. A
woman drives, another woman pulls-and a black
ox pulls beside her.

T1he electric light, the elec-s
tric iron, the vacuum cleaner
-the use of electricity on
the farm for pumping water;
for milking, and forthe
cream separator-are help-
ing to make life happier.
General Electric research
and engineering have aided

Six hours under a tropical sun, a bowl of cold rice
-and six hours more. Then the woman goes to her
bed of rushes, and the beast to his mud stall.
Tomorrow will be the same.
The American home has many conveniences. But
many American women often work as hard as their
Oriental sisters. They toil at the washtub, they
carry water, they churn by hand-all tasks which
electricity can do for them at small cost, in half
the time.
The labor-saving possibilities of electricity are
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