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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6,192C,

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 19261
Night Editor-STANFORD N. PHELPS
WELCOME WISCONSIN
Michigan welcomes Wisconsin
wih a incerity and respect that
has dways accompanied the true
athlete relationships existing be-
wedn te two institutions. In
victry or defeat, this whole-
hearted welcome remains firm,
because the sportsmanship dis-
played by the athletic representa-
tives of the two schools while in
combat has been commendable.
Each desires a victory, but not at
the expense of true sportsman-
ship or this tradtional welcome.
Defeat is preferable to the sacri-
fice of this, and that is why vic-
tory in the Michigan-Wisconsin
game is so glorious.
BIG TEN EXPANSION
Every year in which it is apparent
that Notre Dame will have a success-
ful football season, sports editors for
numerous Western newspapers sug-
gest the enlargement of the Western
Conference by the inclusion of Notre

Dame and Michigan State college.
tuch action is advocated on the
grounds that it would make the race
for athletic honors more exciting, as
well as incre-ing the revenue of
certain participatin: schools.
From other iewpoints, however,
the proverb, "the more the merrier,"
is not satisfactory wheh applied to
the Big Ten. The Conference already
includes so ,many members that it is
impossible for all of them to meet
in competition in every major sport.
For this reason, championship claims
are frequently dimmed by ties, much
to the dissatisfaction of all those in-
terested in the outcome of the com-
petition.
With only its present membership,
full utility cannot be made of the Con-
ference as a medium for the promo-
tion of healthy athletic relations. Ex-
pansion would only complicate the
affairs of this organization and leadl
to grcater sources of dissatisfaction.
WALTER CAMP lIEMORIAL
Despite the occasional criticism of P
over-emphasis on present day college
athletics, few will contend that sports
are not on a far higher ethical plane
than they were twenty or thirty years'
ago. Athletics have been extended'
to the masses, to factory workers and
clerks. This change has been brought

money, being raised by schools, col- When the general rejoicing has sub-
leges, and alumni bodies throughout sided perhaps there is food for
the country, will be used to erect the thought in the career of this man;

Walter Camp Memorial Arch at the
entrance to the Yale athletic fields.
On it will be inscribed the names of
the schools contributing to the fund.
It will be a fitting tribute to the man
who did so much for present day
sports.
The memorial fund is being capably
managed and is heartily supported by
athletic directors, including Coach
Yost. A memorial to the man who
was the father of football and who
gave it such terms as 'the eleven,'
the scrimmage,' the quarterback,' and
'yards to gain,' certainly deserves the
support of all followers of the now
national game.
DIAGONAL DAUBING
Though the University entrance re-
quirements have been made consider-
ably more stringent in the past year
or two, it is painfully evident by the
crude painting on University walks,
that a few morons have been allowed
to slip in.
Constructive criticism 'of the Uni-
versity or its officials has always been
welcomed, usually considered, occa-
sionally followed-but not when it has
been expressed through the imbecilic
method of daubing the diagonal.
THE FALL GAMES
To the students of Michigan, the
annual interclass games mean more
than mere "horseplay." They repre-
sent a tradition that has come down
to them as a heritage from those who
comprised the student body years ago.
Surely, anything based on mere
"horseplay" could not have survived
and thrived as have the games.
The Fall games represent the first
fundamental step in initiating the
freshmen into University life here.
Michigan men do not believe in ex-
cessive hazing, and so far this year
freshmen have been chided but little
by upperclassmen.0
Michigan men do not believe in deal-
ing separately with each individual
freshmen in this initiation process. If
they did, some individuals would be
taken advantage of and others would
escape all initiation.
So, today the freshman has a
chance. He and all his classmates
grouped into one ,body will hold their
own against the sophomores in the
Fall games. They will meet in friend-
ly athletic contest, and a friendly feel-
ing will prevade. Freshmen will
match their physical prowess and
skill with the sophomores.
With the conclusion of the games,
friendly relations exist again, and
sportsmanship is displayed by the
winner. If the sophomores lose they
will take defeat with a smile. Fresh-
men will do likewise if they win, for
freshmen in the past have always done
so.
Mixing with upperclassmen in the
Fall games, gives the freshman a feel-
ing of assurance. He feels that he it
included in this great University life
and is not obscure. The fears of haz-
ing which he has carried within him-
self since school began wjll have
largely disappeared.
The Fall games instill into the
freshman spirit, courage, patience,
and true sportsmanship. That is'the
reason why they are worthwhile.
A SIGNAL HONOR
Michigan may well feel a certain
pride in the appointment of Prof.
Claude H. Van Tyne to the Sir George
Watson lectureship in British uni-
versities, as announced in Friday's
Daily. This lectureship is one of the
highest honors which can fall to any-
one in the field of American history,
patronized as it is, by H. R. H., the

Prince of Wales.
Professor Van Tyne has spent a life
time in the study of American history.
This honor comes as a signal appre-
ciation of that effort.
WHO ARE CRIMINALS $
The conception, prevalent among
many, that the average convict is ig-
norant, irreligious, and of foreign
birth or descent was dealt a body blow
by the annual report of Lewis E.
Lawes, warden of Sing Sing prison.
Of the 1,452 prisoners at that institu-
tion, all but seven are members of
some religious denomination, and
more than two-thirds of them are
native Americans. Moreover, nearly
half of the inmates had gone to school
until the sixth grade, and 67 had re-
ceived college degrees.
These figures either indicate that
the criminals of foreign extraction are
surpassing their American brethren
in eluding the police, or that the re-
sponsibility for the present crime sit-
uation rests directly upon the Amer-
icans for their criminal activities and
indirectly upon them for allowing a
criminal mentality to develop among I
those who have attended the publicr
schools.

for he was remarkable, no matterI
what anyone may say. There is al-
ways the inclination to blame without
reason a man who has committed as
many horrible 'crimes as he did, and
the self righteous attitude of the sin-
less individual always moves him to
great gratification and smug joy at his
blameless life. There are things to be E
learned, and many of them, however,
before we pass thus lightly over the.
career of this criminal.
The killer was born in Hell's kitch-
en, New York city; a place which is
highly flattered by its name. If he
ever went to school it was not for long
and then in one of the lowest of all
the schools which that fair metropolis
can boast. At a comparatively early
age he was earning an honest living
by threatening taxicab drivers of
rival companies in order that one
group might have a monopoly in cer-
tain desirable places. In this pro-,
fession it is not the least surprising
that he should learn the use of fire-
arms.
There was no trade or profession
open to this man when he reached
maturity except that of crime-and he
had no choice. If ever society was
responsible for a sorry plight it was
responsible for this one, but before
long this society placed him in prison
for grand larceny.
This was the first safe place he had
ever been. But the "Kindness to
Prisoners" club couldn't stand seeing
a man of hisrculture confined so they
secured his release-aided by a graft
seeking governor and a polluted ju-
dicial system.
Within three years he was again
arrested and convicted-after escap-
ing several times because witnesses
refused to testify against him (New
York witnesses value their lives-and
he was the killer). This time the
humane gentlemen of the state let
him out even sooner-because he was
a model prisoner, and hadn't killedI
+ anyone for eighteen months-and then
the trouble started. "Rotten courts
and. governors and parole boards
might work for a while," reasoned
Cuniffe, "but why depend on them?
Safer it would be to kill policemen
and never get arrested"-and so. he
did. At the age of thirty-two his bril
liant career was cut short by an un-
timely end-and thus ends the story.
The moral is simple. Hell's kitch-
en, parole boards, illiteracy, firearms,
and unscrupulous taxi companies are
just as responsible for Cuniffe's career
as he is-in fact they are the only
things responsible, because he couldn't
help their existence nor his and they
could be altered. It is fortunate that
"Killer" Cuniffe is dead; it is unfor-
tunate that in a civilized nation there
should exist institutions that make
crime inevitable. How much more
happy, for humanity and Cuniffe, if
he had never been born.

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in Mines theater at 8:30 o'clock.
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An enthusiastic interpretation of
fifteenth century English melodies, a
perfection of technique, and an air of
pleasant informality combined to make
this one of the most enjoyable of eve-
nings. The strange characteristic
quality of the music was made ex-
tremely effective as rendered by these
attractive artists.
The atmosphere of the cloistered
monastery, of the old time inn, of
those musical gatherings in the old
mansions, was maintained throughout
by the careful selection of the num-
bers. 1Motets, with a simple reverenceI
which is only approached by the old
English hymns which survive in some
churches; madrigals, pleasant lyrics
of lovely maidens and their laddies;
folk songs, giving a delightful impres-
sion of the society of the times; fol-
lowed by duets and a trio, a canzonet
and a ballet-all were sung with an
artistic yet unassuming attitude
which could not help but make one
like the Singers personally as well as
admiring their technique.
Collectively and individually, there
was such character in their interpre-I
tation! By remarkably precise enun-
ciation, by a nice inflection, by their
very facial expressions, they gave a
splendid opportunity to enjoy fully
the beauty of the songs. One could
easily imagine being seated at the
table with them in a candle-lit Tudor
hall, singing for the pure joy of it.
Throughout the program, the Eng-
lish singers were actresses and actors
of admirable quality. The spirit of the
music was carried out not only in the
rendition, but in the dramatization of
the performers.
The compositions fulfilled precisely
the requirements of one of the com-
posers who work they gave, William
Byrd, that "the music should be
framed to the very life of the words." I
This quotation was given us in that
1 beautiful pure English by the gentle-
man who, one might say, presided over
the group.
Not to mention the most attractive
numbers, difficult as it is to choose
them, would be neglect. So one should
speak of the "Dark-eyed Sailor," "The
Wassail Song," "The Three Fairies,"
and "My Phyllis Bids Me Pack Away."
Perhaps the chief common character-
istic which made these especially
table was the manner in which they
were sung. All the music was on such
a plane that only the rendition could
make any stand out from the others.
The Italian street cries deserve
mention for their vigor. They pro-
vided a desirable variation in the pro-
gram. And the encore, one of the all-
too-few, at the intermission, "The
Springtime of the Year," was brilliant
by virtue of the exquisite pianissimo,
a seemingly impossible tone, which
was achieved.
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CAMPUS OPINION
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ANSWERING MR. STAWN
To The Editor:
In addition to your comment on Mr.
Stawn's speech delivered in Chicago
last week, I wish to give to our Amer-
ican friends some real facts concern-
ing the present political situation of
China, which seems unknown to Mr.
Stawn, although he is a very learned
lawyer. The right of independence or
of liberty of action or, as it is more
generally called, of sovereignty, is by
the traditions of international law a
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A review, by Vincent Wall
In an article of pure hersey contri-
buted to a recent issue of Le Temps,
Jules Romaine recommended that for
a period of ten years plays dealing
with the love theme be prohibited
from the French stage; this, of course,
may be an unpleasant emphasis of his
prejudice. But if it were not for oc-

s casionperformances of such plays as
has jurisdiction over all persons and Roi Cooper Megrue's "Tea for Three"
property within its territorial borders. the triangle motive-the husband, the
According to this, China should have ( wife and the other, done and under-
a free hand in dealing with her own done since the ancients-would cer-
affairs. If not, it must be either that tainly be eternally placed on the in-
international law is "bunk," or that dex expurgatorius of dramatic ma-
Mr. Stawn's criticism-China's present terial.
precarious status is not due to im- It may be true that the play is the
perialism or lack of tariff autonomy, obvious combination; that Megrue is
to extra-territoriality or to unequal not a dramatist of the dimensions of
treaties-is "bunk." the great God Shaw in the field of
Another fact I want to call your at- social satire; that New York suc-
tention seems to be entirely lost to cesses in the hands of amateurs are
Mr. Strawn. It might also show how often fatal. * * * The treatment in
careless Mr. Stawn was in observing spite of this avoids all! the banality
the Chinese politics while he was del- which seemed inevitable, and by turn-
egating the United States in China. ing on itself in a satire of the situ-
He says that the war lords are fight- ation became unique in the chronicle
ing 'for control of the national govern- of campus dramatics. The farce it-
ment and treasury. Is this true? I self being a more or less accurate in-
should say not. I am telling you the terpretation of the acerbities of
truth that the recent war in China is married life required a delicate and
not a fight among the war lords for subtle analysis, and everywhere the
personal benefits, but it is a real fight direction of Phyllis Loughton was evi-
for setting China free from the for- dent in the well-ordered sequence ofI
eign powers' control. The definite 'the mechanics.
purpose and the very aim of the Can- This, however leaves a wide margin
tonese government to take up this 'of praise for the triangle itself. The
unavoidable and deadly struggle are crisis in the third act was played by
to turn down the Peking government, Minna Miller-the Glorious Miller
so that China will be rebuilt with full whom God and Amy created last year.

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