Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

October 10, 1926 - Image 4

Resource type:
The Michigan Daily, 1926-10-10

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.




-,, .. - - 111E 1Y11 111VS71 Ya-i+u ..

V re wY i iii +rw's

.: -

Published every morning except Monday
during the University year by the Board in
Control: of Student Publications.
Members of Western Conference Editorial
The Associated P s is exclusively en-
titled to the use for republication of all news
dispatches credited to it or, not otherwise
credited in this paper and the local .news pub-
lished therein.
Entered at the postoffice at Ann Arbor,
TTichigan, as second class matter. Special rate
of postage granted by Third Asistant Post-
master General.
Subscription by carrier, $3.75; by mail,
Offices:tAnn Arbor Press Building, May-
nard Street.
Phones: Editorial, 4925; business 21214.
Telephone 4925
Editor..................W. Calvin Patterson
City Editor................Irwin A. Olian
News Editors.......... Frederick Shillito
Philip C. Brooks
Women's Editor............Marion Kubik
Sports Editor..... ........ Wilton A. Simpson
Telegraph Editor..........Morris Zwerdling
Music and Drama.....:... Vincent C. Wall, Jr.
Night Editors
Charles ehymer Ellis Merry
Carlton Champe Stanford N. Phelps
Jo Chamberlin Coutland C. Smith
ames Herald Cassam A. Wilson
Assistant City Editors
Douglas Doubleday Carl Burger

Alex Bochnowski
Jean Campbell
Martin J. Cohn
Windsor Davies
Clarence PEdelson
William Emery
J olhn riend
obe tGessner
Elaine Grubert
Morton B. Icove
P~aul Kern
Milton Kirshbaum
Harriet Levy
G. Tth as McKean
Doroth y Morehouse

Kingsley Moore
Henry Marymont
Adeline O' rien
Kenneth Patrick
Morris Quinn
Sylvia Stone
James Sheehan
Henry Thurnau
William Thurnau
Milford Vanik
Herbert Vedder
Marian Welles
Thaddeus Wasielewski
Sherwood Winslow
Thomas Winter

Telephone 21214
Advertising...............Paul W. Arnold
Advertising...............William C. 'Pusch
Advertising.............Thomas Sunderland
Advertising..........George H. Annable, Jr.
Circulation. .............T. Kenneth Haven
Publication............. ..John H. Bobrink
Accounts...............Francis A. Norquist
G. B. Ahn, Jr. T. T. Greil Jr.
D. M. Brown A. M. Hiniley
M.11. Cain E. L. Hulse
Harvey Carl S. Kerbaury
Dorothy Carpenter R. A. Meyer
Marion Daniels H. W. Rosenblum

i ,,


the war was in 1913, before the war
started. Apparently the French jour-
nal can not be happy unless this
question is settled, and apparently
would run the risk of another war to
settle the argument as to who started
the last one.
If the newspaper really is sincere,
and actually believes that the World
war was started in 48 hours in 1914
when all the nations of Europe had
been preparing for years, even then
it must be remembered that the Ger-
many of today is not the Germany of
1914, and that the old militaristic re-
gime is gone-we hope forever. Why
inflict upon a people endless platitudes
showing that a king whom they have
already deposed and a staff that has
generally died or become defunct was
responsible for actions which they
regret now as much as any people on
the fact of the earth? This is less
than an injustice; thisis poor sports-
Finally, there can be no possible
beneficial end from this proposed in-
ane discussion except perhaps a fur-
ther embitterment of feeling already
sufficiently bitter and an aggravation
of a wound already sufficiently deep.
How futile to argue the number of
angels on the head of a pin! How
terrible was the lesson of the Great
War! But they refuse to learn!
A mob! Irrational, incensed, mad
with hate and bent on a criminal
purpose! The rising tide of emotion-
alism carried to the degree of murder.
Three luckless individuals are drag-
ged forth, shaking and .pale, from the
interior of a Jail whose turnkey is
overpowered. Then the mob, indi-
vidually law abiding and sympathetic,
as a unit bloodthirsty and passionate,
takes the three accused criminals to
a thicket and shoots them to death.
This is mob violence-a form of our
boasted high civilization. This is what
happened in Aiken, South Carolina,
lessthan forty-eight hours ago.
That is the psychology of the crowd,
that terrible uncontrollable thing that
murders in cold blood! This is not
the first time that it has been evi-
denced, nor the last, neither, in all
probability; but in a larger sense can
we blame the mob entirely for its ac-
tions? Let us look at the matter fair-
ly and dispassionately for a moment
and see.
Here are three negroes who have
been suspicious characters for years.
A sheriff of the county, a respectable
and law-abiding man, was shot to
death while attempting to arrest them,
presumably. All this happened a year
and a half ago. In that time there has
been one trial which accomplished
nothing. The second trial, about to
start, gave promise of accomplishing
as little. The prospect was at least
fair for these three suspected mur-
derers to go completely free, to con-
tinue their criminal careers at the ex-
pense of the community.
In the meantime the public opinion
of the town had reached fever heat.
Sheriff Howard had not been forgot-
ten. Then, less than two days ago,
the mob gathered before the jail. The
authorities were powerless; and in a
few minutes the criminals were put
beyond the protection of the ineffi-
cent courts, beyond the hope of ap-
peal and new trials and a thousand
other technicalities. In a few minutes
they 'had paid the penalty which was
justly theirs if they had committed
the crime, and there is every reason
to believe that they had.
Beyond all the merits and demerits
of mob violence, then, and the possi-
ble lynching of innocent men, there

arises: the proposition just as large
and just as serious of the ineffective-
ness of the courts. A summary dis-
patch of the case in the first place
would have freed the men and woman
or would have given them the penalty.
Expediency in criminal cases is be-
coming a more serious problem every
year, and already it is paramount
among the faults of our judicial sys-
tem. Perhaps Chief Justice Taft has
struck the keynote when he advocates
more judges for Federal courts; per-
haps the evil lies more deeply rooted
even than that. Perhaps it is in our
whole attitude toward the criminal;
perhaps in the jury system itself.
Wherever it is, something must be
done. Justice must be made sum-
mary, if our system is to be made at
all effective.
As an interesting echo of the recent
entry of Germany into the League of
Nations, there comes the news report
that the "Pariser Zeitung", German
newspaper formerly published in
Paris, has resumed publication after
an interval of twelve years. Since
1914 its presses have been silent, its
owners probably believing that anti-
German sentiment would make publi-
cation unprofitable if possible. Now
the presses have started again and the

Black Teak wants to know why it
is that when the army, or the R. O.
T. C., gets away from the home base,
there are no privates. But officers'
caps don't make the man, you know.
* . *
There was one drunk up in the
West stands that turned a summer-
sault down the aisle to celebrate.
There will be more of that next week,
when the alumni arrive.
* * *
The cheering section seemed to be
a success. We got the eco several
* * *
Two alumni had big blocks of
seats in the South stands, and
didn't show up for the game at all.
Near both ends of that stand there
were vacant sections ten seats
wide that ran all the way up the
stand. This line was put down by
the Athletic association as sort of
a quarantine zone between stu-
dents and alumni.
The Marine bass drummer discord-
ed on one note. He sent his stick
over his shoulder about twenty feet
As long as he didn't lose the drum.
I'll write a piece of verse, I cry
That I may know, I do not die,
That cooped up in this garrett room
I may escape the ax of doom.
I've struggled now, one week today
To put my childish thoughts away
And still I find, to be a man
I cannot break this self made ban.
I shall not loiter, gossip, drink
In fact, I dare not even think,
Of ought but law books, dam them al
This soul shall not be made a thrall.
A thrall to do another's bidding
Who should not now, be here a sitting
But still I've had my second's play
Good-bye until; another day
* "
It seems that now-a-days when the:
put down a pavement, they have t4
dig about twenty feet under the sur
face for some reason-perhaps to se(
if there formerly was a road ther'
that could be used instead of going ti
all the work of building a new one.
* * *
At any rate the work of extend-
ing N. University entails the use
of a steamshovel, and when last
seen the shovel was going into
the matter rather deeply.
* * *



Yesterday was Choral Union Day at
Ferry Field with the Marine band as
the main attraction. It took quite a
bit of manuevering, but the three
bands finally arranged themselves,
just before the game, so that they
faced away from each other.
* * *

Someone behind us asked his
bor what the third band was.
friend replied with assurance,
the Boy Scouts of course."
* * *


D A very large and carefully selected stock of -.-NFFIO
Bands, and band concerts! There Including only the Best from all Publishers
is always a certain clamour and clang CHRISTMAS CARDS-If you desire to make leisurely and exclusive selections, we ~. J
about a band--and a certai monotony invite your inspection of our advance showing of personal cards at this time.
in a whole concert of music without -
stringed instruments. And although .
the French horns were exceptional, a O
the saxaphones unusual and the bari-
tones and the basses comparable if
not superior to Sousa's band, the Unit-
ed States Marine Band could not rise
'above the gap that appears in everyA
band program because of the absence SKILLED REPA iR NG
of the strings. The tempo may vary,
the tones be loud or soft but there is
always a monotony, a lack of variety
in the tones available in a combination et e
of brasses, winds and percussions.
The afternoon performance of the
band at Ferry field was disappointing.
Perhaps our hopes were too high, but
more likely the change from auditor- ust received
ium concerts to God's great out doors
was a handicap to the Marine players.
Between the halveswe were even in- ' with the numerous improved features at
clined to compare Santelmann's play-
ers with the Michigan band in a way
altogether complimentary to the, Gold r ider's Pen Shop
and blue uniforms. The change from The place where you have .., had wsndL ervice.
dull blue to brilliant crimson militaryT
coats and an excellent dinner at thes
Union did wonders for the MarinemRentals-All Standard Makes. Agents for New Reminton Portable
players however and they more than t
redeemed themselves for the after- ALL MAK fE
noon performance when they played --_--_-_--
"The, Victors" after the first number.
Courageously they began their pro-
gram with Wagner's "Taunhauser".
From the first note until the grandiose
climax, the French horns distinguish-
ed themselves producing tone effects P LE A E
most organ-like in quality. "The Luncheon and Dinner Specials
Young Prince and the Young Princess" ' Shor ers from 7 to 3
'from "Scheherazade" by Rimsky-Kor- ShrtOrer fom 7A. M o?:0F.11
sakow was a fine example of musical Sunday 8 A. M. to 7:
story telling. It was the nearest to
poetry that any theme reached, butAK Home Made Ppstr
this more than any'other number need-
ed the soft magical notes of a violin. DAr5
"HngrinRhapsody" by Imzst was a E U E
fitting close to the program. Having
presented French horns, cornets andf NF
. trombones in prominence, the com- 338 Maynard '
pany united in some fine ensemble C
work in this last piece. CAMPUS
But the encores! Imagine Robert
E. Clark, "the world's greatest trom- ' ya j
bonist" responding to "Thoug its of Read__heDa__yClassIf"edaeCOluma
Love" by Arthur Pryor with "Lone-
some and Sorry". 'Twas wonderful!
And that characterized the whole pro- ___________- ______________ __
gram last night. Confined to the
numbers on the program and consid-
ering band music as band music, the
execution was good, perhaps not quite . .
comparable to Sousa, but really ex-
cellent. The attempt to popularize
the entertainment byradding popular
numbers detracted from the original Oratortcat R$'S0C1At.101
standard and lowered the whole tone
of the program.

Coming from such a military auth-
ority as Gen. John J. Pershing, the
declaration that' the .egular army had
been reduced to a point "below which
we cannot go without most serious
results" should be a significant warn-
ing to the military authorities, to
Congress, and to the entire nation.
In making this statement, the gen-
eral is not advancing the militaristic
cause, as some in this country might
wish to charge; rather he is advising
the elimination of delinquencies in
both the strength and efficiency of our
forces. At the present time the total
enlisted strength stands at 110,000
men or 14,000 below the authorized
figure, chiefly becnuse of a threatened
deficiency in the annual appropria-
Such economy is "penny wise, pound
foolish" if, as a consequence of a
few million dollars saved : year in
peace time, billions will have to be
spent in an emergency to correct the
defects. As the general concludes,
"the difference between an adequate
and an inadequate system is not suf-
ficient to warrant the risk."
At the coming session of Congress,
the house would help to make our
military defense policy a farsighted
one if it provided the means to bring
the regular army up to its authorized
There once was a time far back in
the history of the world, when men
were unlearned and ignorant, when
weighty theological discussions were
carried on as to how many angels
could sit on the head of a pin. The
universe is much too well educated
now to thus waste Its time, and loud
guffaws issue from every corner of
the room when such a thing is men-
tioned. Yes, truly, the world should
be much too well educated to waste
its time arguing about anything so
inconsequential and so utterly insup-
portable from either side.
These discussions had a strong
point in their favor, however, in that
they were perfectly harmless. There
is no record of any bloodshed 'arising
from these verbal contests. Now,
however, we have a different type of
"nit-wit" who persists in equally
ridiculous discussion and who is as
dangerous as the most dangerous
fanatic, that is the type of person who1
would involve whole nations in dis-
putes on subjects that are so delicate


49 M R,

Now, maybe they are building a B.
and G. clubhouse on the side-or rath-
er underneath-hut why not come
right out and say so, instead of sneak-
ing one in under the guise of building
a street? We feel that something
should be done in the matter. We
don't care what.
As yet' we haven't found out
what the real word for the
"faucets" on the fountain on the
diagonal is, but we still have
hopes. One suggestion is to call
thim "drinking jets", but that re-
minds of us of gas jet and sul-
cide, and that so wouldn't be a
very good 'term.
Up to the present time our cam-
paign to bring back the good old
paign to bring back the good old horse
and buggy has not surpassed foot-
ball in popularity-we will be frank
at least-but along with the Tolstoy
league, we struggle onward to what
we believe the world must come to if
it is to become civilized. Why, we
haven't even received a single letter
from any dealer or manufacturer of
automobiles protesting against our
But we are not the first ones to
fight in vain. The editor of Chimes
will have to go down next year and
sit in the new stadium he fought!
against so'hard last year. And we'll
have to dodge those bull's horns thel

New York and its critics-always
fickle in judgment of contemporary
drama-may have repudiated their
original opinion of "What Price
Glory," which was presented last
night in the Whitney theatre; and the
American Legion may protest that
the army life in the world war is un-
kindly distorted. But the Stallings-
Anderson war comedy remains the
most popular success of last year, and
it is still a box office success on the
road. And it is the appeal of the mel-
odramatic and the obscene remarks
and candid portrayal of details that
makes it so; the cheap amours of a
French prostitute; the dialogue which
is typically of the army-with no sen-
timental twaddle; and a shocking de-
pravity of morals.
But the characters are living and
real-the brutal and lecherous Cap-
tain Flagg and the whiskey soaked
and blasphemous Sergeant Quirt. And
the rivalry of these two for the easily
transferred affections of Charmaine is
portrayed logically and makes good
theater. Both John Thomas Car-
lyle as Quirt and Gordon Hamilton as
Flagg fitted well into their parts. De-
siree Stempel as Charmaine, however,
did not fit so well into character; her
walk was suggestive enough; the
crude argot of the French barmaid
was well done; but she lacked the
spontaneity that the part needed.
The second act is effective. The only
lights in the house are two candles,
and the stage is in complete darkness;
the action takes place in the cellar
of a disputed town. The attitude of
the soldier when under fire and the
blanket condemnation of war by
Lieutenant Moore-capably played by
Thomas Carnahan, Jr.-was exceed-
ingly well done. The death of Lewi-
sohn at the end of the act was power-
ful and the curtain brought a good
hand. The situation in the third act
demanded technique, and it was care-
fully worked out-the game of black-
jack with the stakes a pot shot at the
loser and the favors of Charmaine for
the winner brought the show to a
dramatic climax. And despite the fact
that the Kirke Mechem play "Who
Won The War?" which will appear on
Broadway this year is an answer and
criticism, "What Price Glory" will
continue to sell every middle-west
town on its circuit.
"British Miners Split Over Collec-
tions Here." It might have been worse
if it had been a case of "split up."
"Suitor Haled To Court For Beating



The Oratorical Association wishes to express its appreciation to the
faculty and students of the University, and to the people of Ann Arbor,
for the way in which they have received the announcement of the 1926-
1927 lecture and entertainment course.



There has been an unusually heavy advance sale of reserved' seats for
the ten lectures, and much favorable comment on the excellence of the
program. It is unusual to have such speakers as Commander Richard E.

Byrd, Theodore


Jr., Senator Pat

Harrison, Roy Chapman

Andrews, Charles Upson Clark, Gregory

Mason, Louis'

K. Anspacher

and Will Irwin, and such noted dramatists as The Kennedy and Edwin M.
Whitney, on the same program. The average cost of the lectures, for the
best seats, is but thirty-five cents a lecture. This is in accordance with the
Oratorical Association's policy of bringing the finest platform talent to Ann
Arbor at a lower adinission charge than that asked anywhere else.
Commander Richard E. Byrd will open the course on Tuesday evening,
October 12th, when he speaks on his historical chievement, "The First
Flight Over the North Pole."


Despite the excellent

advance sale, there are

still some good seats


The Oratorical Association will continue its box-office sale of reserved



Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan