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FRIDAY, 11IARCII 11, 1927


Mf t £itigan BMWt
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Editor..................W. Calvin Patterson
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Women's Editor............Marion Kubik
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Telegraph Editor............Morris Zwerdling
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FRID.'Y' MARCH 11, 1927
Although, oer factors were in-
volved, notably the appearahie in sen-
sational dailies of what was construed
to be objectionable news matter, con-
siderable wveight seems to have been
given in thecase regarding the Junior
Girls' play publicity to the belief that
the advertis'ement appearing in the
March Issue of the Gargoyle was im-
This opinion is not general. Refer-
ence to the higher class publications
of national circulation will make
readily apparent the fact that adver-
tisements of its type are the current
style in theatrical advertising. The il-
lustration is more or less of a cari-
cature, an imression, and by most
persons is conidered as such. There
is nothing Imnoral about it.
Of course ,it must be remembered
that all people do not look upon such
things in the same manner. There
are doubtless some who are interested
in the University who would consider
it immoral. There are also many who
think it unfortunate that the "objec-

tionable character" of the Gargoyle
"add" should 'carry weight in the
punitive measures concerning the
Junior Girls' play publicity directors.
The new governmental - liquor con-
trol bill has been introduced into the
Ontario legislature and according to
advance predictions will be enacted
and take effect by May 15. The new
measure is designed to do away with
the present objectionable features of
the Ontario liquor law, to end bootleg-
ging, to concentrate control of the dis-
pensation of liquor in a commission
with broad powers, and to permit cer-
tain measures of local option.
Premier Ferguson states that the
new measure will provide for the pur-
chase of illimitabld amounts of liquor
but only through permits of the liquor
commission and that severe punish-
ment will be meted out to bootlleg-
gers. Permits of temporary and per-
manent character will be issued and
general supervision of all distilleries
and breweries will be established.
Plain trucks will be used for delivery
purposes. No liquor may be consum-
ed in a public place. The board of
control will be supreme in its powers
and cannot be reached through the
courts. Districts which prefer to re-
main dry will not be forced to change

time comes when this country shall
determine to repeal or change the
present law, it may be well to adopt
similar features in our own measure.
With the two main Chinese armies
preparing themselves for a decisive
battle over the control of Shanghai,
Chang Tso-lin, leader of the Pekin
forces, has offered to suspend hostili-
ties against the Cantonese armies if
they will dismiss their Soviet advisers.
Being well aware of the harm which
China is suffering from the present
civil war, the Northern leader has
shown himself willing to discuss the
fundamental conditions of Chinese re-
habilitation. In doing so, he has wise-
ly conditioned his proposal with the
dismissal of the Bolshevistic agents.
Their activities may aid the Cantonese
in spreading their nationalistic propa-
ganda, but they will not assist in the
constructive work which is so neces-
sary for the welfare of China.
The attitude of the Cantonese to-
ward the proposal is unknown, but
their reply will probably depend upon
their estimated chance of success in
the forthcoming battle, since it is
their ambition to control all of China.
A few days ago the Soviet govern-
ment took great pains to explain in
the answer to the British note that it
could not be held responsible for the
activities of Russians not connected
with the Soviet proper, principally
the agents of the Third Internationale
whose propaganda spreading angered
the English. Wednesday a stern de-
mand was sent to Pekin for the re-
lease of Mlle. Boroni and three couri-
ers, all Russians, who were declared
"not connected with the Soviet" but
who nevertheless seem to have con-
siderable influence at court.
The Soviet shows its usual incon-
sistency. It would seem that it de-I
pends on the end to be gained as to
what the customary decision will be
in such dealings with other nations.
While the Soviet "cannot be cooncern-
ed" with the propagandists and their
activities, evidence seems to point to
the opposite conclusion. There are
entirely too many Communists "not
connected with the Soviet" traveling
about the world for other reasons
than good health.
Lacking success in his first naval
disarmament proposal because of the
French and Italian refusals, President
Coolidge has suggested a triangular
conference between the remaining
naval powers of first rank. England
and Jaan, it is reported, are both
willing to meet the United States in
a discussion of the problem some time
this summer at Geneva.
It is doubtful, however, if Great
Britain will agree to any substantial
restrictions upon her auxiliary ves-
sels, since France, whom she fears
for her submarine strength, will not
be officially present. As observed pre-
viously, the most desired result of
the conference in England's sight
would be an American naval construc-
tion program which would make the
ruiser strength of this country equa
to hers.'
Japan, in accepting the President's
invitation, has demanded parity with
the United States and England in ton-
nage of auxiliaries unless the former
gives up fortification of the Haw iian
Islands. At the Washington confer-
ence, this country gave up strength-
ening the Philippines and Guam as
naval bases in deference to Japan.

Evidently, the Nippon government
now believes that the Hawaiian de-j
fenses will be similarly surrendered.
Such a belief will likely receive a
doubtful, if not cool, reception in this
country. Surrender of this protective
base would draw the first line of de-
fense on the Pacific in which, it
should be appreciated ,we have pos-
sessions back to the continent. It has
even been suggested that England,
with the welfare of her colonies in
mind, would not countenance such a
step by the United States. Certainly,
it is evident that Japan has marked
up her goods so that she might re-
duce them without loss.
"I'am sorry, Mr. Bell, but the line
is busy." The story doesn't tell
whether or not that was the answer
that Alexander Graham Bell received
when he made the first experiment
with his telephone, then branded as a
"crazy contraption," fifty-one years
ago yesterday. But the story does
tell that the experiment was a success
and a message was carried over the
wires for a distance of two miles, from
Cambridge to Boston. And then the
phenomenal growth began,
Today the telephone is one of the
elemental parts of our civilization.
No business can function, or hope to
function, without its aid and without

All pep meetings would be held in
the afternoon, under a plan suggested
at this "Where Commerce and Educa-
tion Met" conference. Another idea
would be to hold all University sport-
ing events in the vacation periods,
when no students would be around to
* * *1
Not only would this mean that the
city would save money on tear gas,I
which must be rather expensive, but
it would allow for more seats forY
townspeople and alumni at the games.
Of course, we would have to prohibit
students from returning during the
holiday for championship events.
* * * '
On second thought, though, we
wouldn't dare allow alumni to come
to the games, because they at times
become rather enthusiastic, and might
be prone to act as they did in their
college days.
* * *
But if we kept the games open only
to old folks and townspeople-or may-
be only policemen-we would have
perfectly orderly celebrations. We
could arrange for a nice afternoon
tea following a football game, and-
well, we couldn't hold basketball
games because customers would have
to go to bed early.
* * *

Music and Drama I=rGR HA _
U. R." by Karel Capek, in the Mimes E NOW ON DISPLAY
theater at 8:30 otclock.
This year the Junior Girls' Play
has sought originality in various = At Both Ends of the Diagonal
fields, enough so to insure a success
of sorts, and perhaps enough to make ____-____



"For some reason or other,
tear gas didn't have to be used,"'
said the Silly Sophomore yester-
day, "at the International Night
* * *
Along the same line, we will have
to do away with Cap Night. Freshmen
would be encouraged to quietly carry
their pots down to the river and
throw them in. It could be arranged
to do it in relays so that no noisy
crowd could possibly collect and wake
up the sleeping fish.
All of which would be rather com-
plicated, and perhaps would be too
difficult to accomplish in a few days,
but one other plan would be entirely
reasonable and could be done in a
* * *

it the success that is so ardently pre-
dicted for each production. It is
hard to tell at an early showing what
the final result will be; effects in
musical comedy are after all the most
nebulous of all theatrical devices.
What looks like an approximate Shu-
bertian spectacle in the director's
mind may become a bawdy show and I
shout on the stage.
Still there is a book which Donal
Hamilton Haines, godfather of all
good operas and plays since "Mibi-
genda" declares is the best that hasi
ever been submitted. The choruses
are well trained, and the best have been
combined in a specialty group which
has several numbers, something every
previous vehicle has lacked. And
finally the cast has enough song-and-
dance material for a dozen shows of
the eye and ear variety.
* * *
. "I.U. R"
A renew, by Jo I. Chamberlin.
When Karel Capek sat himself down
to write a play he doubtless had in
mind a presentation of it by actors
whose technique was faultless, an in-
terpretation of his melodramatic so-
cial satire which would be without
strain or overplay. And doubtless
also when he had finished he wonder-
ed whether his imaginative indystrial
Utopia would seem absurd for the
human element which might project
itself too prominently into the inter-
pretation. But such has not been the
case . The play originally presented
by the Theater Guild, was done with
an approach to technical perfection.
With a few exceptions Mimes has car-
ried on this tradition, have taken a
risk and carried off most of the hon-
As a whole, the performance last
night was done excellently. Robert
Wetzel gave an exacting and finely
drawn interpretation of the character
Alquist, builder and head of the
works department of Rossum's Robot
factory. C. Lyman Crane, as Dr.
Hallmeier, did capably as the scient-
ist. But while it may be charged
that the exposition of the first act was
exceedingly difficult to negotiate and
that the lines were difficult in parts,
one would be inclined to criticize
Charles Livingstone fon his theat-
ricality. In the third act there was
too much fist clenching and gallery
staring. William M. Lewis, Jr., rose
to the heights in the third act but
after a slow ascent.
As for the Robots themselves, they
were too tame. As they informed the
audience, they ruled the world, de-
spised human beings, but didn't get
very excited about it. And if I recall
correctly Dr. Hallmeier hadput some
element of irritability in them. When
the Robot council threatened "the lst!
man" with death and offered him his
price for the lost formula, the Robots
appeared to have little more than a
rehearsal interest in it.
But one the whole, it was a good
show. The night editor can call for
copy as loudly as he wants to but I'll
say my say: The Mimes took a slim
chance and got away with it.
* * *
A review, by Joe Bates Smiti.
Both in "Legend" and "Mazurka"
by Wieniawski, Mary Alice Case dis-
played her ability to bring out the
harmonious chords, at the same time
pleasing her audience with much by-
play with the bow and violin. It is
not difficult to imagine the diminutive
Miss Case holding a much larger
audience spellbound than heard her
last night. The ease with which she
plays, radiates a professional air that
easily lifts her out of the amateur

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There are two alternatives-abol-
ish theaters or abolish students. Com-
merce and education have met, and
fought. We're in favor of doing awayj
with the education.
* * *
Another plan suggested in the peace
conference was that the student coun-
cil be called to assist in restoring
order by other means than force. If
the proposal calls for the council
members to make speeches, then it
will surely succeed. We can't imagine
anything that would scatter a crowd
faster than a flood of political oratory.
The manager of the Majestic thea-
ter says, in The Daily interview, that
he would be pleased to put on free
shows in Hill auditorium, providing
arrangements were made beforehand,
providing Butterfield says yes, and
providing we won the game. It would
be an inducement to students to win,
he says. Fine! And the yells will
go like this: "Fight Team Fight! We
wanta free show!"
Tear Gas Bomb Explodes In Jail
Pontiac police were experimenting
with a tear-gas bomb, according to a
story in the Detroit papers the other
day. It worked. It's too bad the lo-
cal department can't do its experi-
mientting in the station, instead of
on State street.
Evidently tear gas is used for both
idiots and students.
* * *
The plot of the Junior Girls' Play
revolves around the question of co-eds
choosing careers. We are going to
see the production just to find out if!
any of them chose studying.
* * *


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Of the remainder of the program,
"Blue Are Her Eyes" by Watt sung
with the most sincerity by R. Newton
Detzer, and the piano selection "Ero-
ica Sonata" by MacDowell, played by

And if there are any of them that Virginia Tice are the most outstand-
chose to be governors or politicians ing. Miss Tice played this selection
we will hiss and boo. Women's place with the utmost vitality demanded of
is not in the state capital. it. Mr. Detzer has one of the softest,
* * *, most melodious voices that has ever
It is only fair that the girls go to been heard in the School of Music
Detroit for one performance. The auditorium. "Lugi dal Caro Bene,"
citizens there will. have the idea- by Seceni as sung by Dorothy Wilson
after watching our Operas for so many! retained its charm through Miss Wil-
years, and reading about the riots- son's sympathetic understanding. A
that this is not a co-educational in- famous Liszt cadenza in "Waldesraus-
chen" failed to unnerve Cecelia Fine



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