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Night Editor-K. G. PATRICK
Welcome, Ohio Wesleyan! It
N with pleg sure that Michigan
acts as host to the Institution with.
ivhich its director of athletics was
formerly connected. With like
feeling, it welcomes Nie mutual
renewal of atiletica relations on
the gridiron after a lapse of 22
years which, it is hoped, will long
be continued.
With all Big Ten grid teams swing-
ing into action Saturday, the curtain
will be lifted on another play, the un-
folding of which is always of vital
Interest to thousands of Michigan
students and alumni. This year will
see a great change in view of the fact
that Coach Fielding H. Yost is no
longer active coach, and additional
interest will be evoked in view of the
fact that Coache "Tad" Wieman is at
the helm for the first time.
At the present time, other school's
prospects for capturing the Big Ten
championship are considered in coY
tain cases to be brighter; Michigan
for the first time in several years, is
looked upon as a semi-dark horse
Once more it is perhaps, expedient to
emphasize the fact that whether or
not Michigan is at the top, even at the
bottom, the "Michigan spirit," evi-
dence of the loyal support of the
thousands out there hoping for an-
other :Michigan victory, should pre-
.MJore than many before, this year
will be one when such an attitude
should be evidenced. The man who
invariably sought to call it forth dur-
in:; the many years he was in a posi-
tion to do so, will more than ever be
in a posltion to appreciate it. Feeling
the inspirational support of the spec-
tators, the team is inevitably going to
fight harder than otherwise-it is
quite possible that this added effort
wil turnthe balance from defeat to
Wirit promises to be one of the
most interesting congressional inves-
tigations in years will be enacted in
Washington with the convening of the'
new Congress if an investigation of
thl Federal Reserve rediscount rate
is undertaken, as it promises to be.
What is ordinarily one of the dullest
of subjects now bids fair to enter in-
tcrn I innaI nnties wih noitnmeous

amount of interest they will allow on
notes rediscounted with their banks. flft
.This action, of course, affects the
whole interest rate of the nation, and 7/
will tend to lower it below what can °\ TH E
be paid in foreign countries. BISHOPS
The policy will thereby send Ainer-A C-
ican capital to other nations, par- E Flushed with a one-point victory
ticularly England, and this consti- in their opening contest, the battling
tutes a position especially advantage- Bishops, champions of the "0-1-10"
ous to that nation, since it provides N
the money wherewith to develop her circuit, will do their best to start the c
industries. The action on the part Wolverines off on 6 year of disaster.
of the Federal Reserve board, how- .*
ever, in reducing rates, was stren- A hard-fought contest is predicted e
uously opposed by some of its member by the men from Ohio, and a large
bans on this ground, including the congregation is expected to be onn
Chicago branch, and this opposition, hand to support the Bishops.
which alleges that the United States . * * *
is a victim of a British plot, has vih Coach Yost out of the line-up,
caused the present proposal for a 3i(heiga supporters are not so Con-
congressional investigation. fident, but are willing to place smalli
There may.-be some measure of wagers uponl a local victory.t
justice in the complaint of the Chi- * * *
cago bank, but on the other hand uORE DA-RN FUN
there is always a faction willing to se Congratulations are hereby extend-
in any (legitimate action the ulterior Contuatnsmar herebyextend
eto the doughty women of Martha
motives of Britain. Perhaps the meas- Cook, who have succeeded in secur-s
ure will aid the industries of the con- ing the adoption of the honor system
tinent, but that in itself does not con-fothenrcmtofoueues
stitute a condemnation of the arrange-
ment, and the sooner America as-
sumes the broader outlook, which A little bird tells us that dates at
sumesa thekbroaderngoutlook.,itwhich
will promote world-wide prosperity Martha Cook arc going to be a little
through its credit resources, the soon- nore popular in the future. With the I
.r the world as a whole will recover bogey of penalties for lateness shoved '
complete economic stability. into the discard, the girls are going toE
find it more and more difficult to re-
THE MA% GRUDER AFFAIR fuse that "just another minute" re-a
With the expression of his regrets quest. *
to Secretary of the Navy Wilbur, Rear ODE TO TlE EN(JNEERS
Admiral T. T. Magruder has appar- OE
ently closed what might have devel- Southeast across the long, broad
oped into the same kind of an odious walk
The engine building stands.-
affair as that of Colonel Mitchell a
year and a half ago. To be sure, the The Engineers are mighty men,
expression of regret does not alter With black and grimy hands.
the allegations which the admiral has .
Their unshaved cisadcv-
made against the Navy department, chins and cave-
but the prospect of court-martial pro- man clothes
Are marks to note them by:
ceedings has faded far into the dis- Their jackets-orange, blue and
tance with the latest developments, T re -
There is a phase to the situation red-
which Americans should not ignore, Afflict the passer's eye.
however, and that is the phase enact- e
. ed when Admiral Magruder published Each day at noon they gather
a charge that $300,000,000 were spent round
for $200,000,000 worth of navy each To rest upon their benches
year. Thus far there has been no at- While eager eyes dart p and
tempt to deny these charges on the
part of the Navy department, and it To rate the passing wenches.
is quite likely that if they could have 0!.aetirbldnshg
been disapproved by Secretary Wlbur 0 Make their buildingshuge
and his associates would not have
hesitated to disprove them. To last through all the years.
Suffer te o olaeot
The fact that there is waste and them not to leave our
inefficiency in a public department midst. y
of the government is an issue of far
greater concern to the American pub-S
lic, particularly the American tax- ShOEMAKER STICK TO YOUR
payers, than the question of whether LAST!
or not the admiral was correctly Scheduled to appear before the
quoted in -the 'New York Times.Economics club in a lecture "not of
Charges by officers, of course, against interet to the general public but en-
any department of government always lightening to anyone skilled in econ-
have an unsavory aspect, but when omlics," Professor Knight, of the Uni-
a man who holds the rank of admiral versity of Chicago, succeeded in
charges inefficiency in the Navy de- electrifying his audience with a post-
partment, the allegation is of suffi- season attempt to throw a verbal
clent moment to command at least monkey wrench into the wheels of
the attention of the general public, justice that sent Sacco and Vanzetti
especially when it is not successfully to the electric chair.,
denied. * *
Through the discussion the Ameri- After hearing the virtues of spe-
can public must not be misled from cialization in industry extolled by a
the major issue by the question as to member of our economics department,
whether Admiral Magruder said "hell" we believe that economists, like doe-
when the New York Times interview- I tors, are often adverse to taking their
ed him. The basis of the whole issue own medicine.
is whether or not the charges made
in the Saturday Evening Post are Living as he does in the peaceful
true; and If they are, the conditions atmosphere of the Windy City, Pro-
t responsible for them should certain- fessor Knight perhaps has reason to
ly be eliminated as soon as the public believe that government is not just
opinion of America can eliminate 'exactly what it should be.

them. The idea of paying three dollars
for two dollars worth of any com- DR. LOVELL ADDS HIS BIT
, modity can not appeal to the Ameri- Not being satisfied with Professor
can public. Knight's fiery speech, we went down
to hear Dr. Tom Lovell, S.O.S., dis-
STRIKERS course on the futility of science.
Strikes occurring in the high - * * .
schools of the country have been in- "S ,"
c r Science." declared the noted lec-
creasingly frequent of late. The first tuier, "is all a fake. I proved it by
one that really involves a big question going into a shoe-store and asking
seems to be that now taking place at them to give me a pair of shoes made
Gary, Ind., where there are 1,400 stu- by science; not by human hands but
denysscfenme;sonthiyh schoolawhs are
dents of Emerson high school who are by science alone. They couldn't say a
not attending school. The strike is too thing.,
large for the authorities to take * * *
e drastic methods in dealing with the Afe t tt
. .After tthinkmig the whole matter
students concerned in it. Their num- o
over, we decided~c that if Dr. Lovell C
ber is too large and the feeling of the went to Chicago .e might have a
- whole student body is with them ini chance to
e acet justify his claims to dis-
feeling, if not in action.I tinction as a college professor.
The cause of the whole thing is the * ,
appearance of 24 colored students in ('%itA $SARS A\EW
the halls of the school when the fall i
term opened. The striking students WtthIat -Cote
hel a meeting in the high school Coed has ceased
1 her ravings on that delicate subject
auditorium at which they voted to
I of male beauty and intelligence versus
remain out indefinitely and since that
have node out a planaasortofemale intelligence and beauty.
hvmad uapanas a sort ofI*
ultimatum to the officials of the * *"*
sepool. It stipulated that all the - The weather is a much safer sub-
striking students were to be allowed ;ect to talk about. It doesn't have
to return to school if they so decided *m*h of a comeback.
and that the school authorities should
try to remove the eolored students as, WITH THE July edition of "Annals#
soon as possible. iof Internal Medicine" just coming
t Race hatred flares up from time to from the press, Dr. Warthin ought to
time throughout America and is one 'lbe a little more lenient towards those
I of the big nroblems which the govern- students who don't get their own work

DECADENCE, By Maxim Gorky;
Vew Lork, Robert M. McBride and
ompany; 1927; $2.50.
"Decadence" is like the beery kiss
f a bawdy woman; it is a hearty
Smack and reeks of more things than
meet the eye. For Gorky loves life
with glorious abandon and the life of
which he writes is by no means con-
ention bound.
The story opens with the emancipa-
ion of the serfs in Russia in 1861, and
carries with hardly a sense of time
through the decadence of the peasant
until the break up of political Russia
into anarchy. Time is not the es-
sential thing. What Gorky deals with
is the disintegration of peasant per-
sonality under the strain of a useless
freedom, and in the end the soul is
dead and the people chatter with a
nameless fear.
The scope of the book is epic, run-
ning through the birth and death of
three generations with always the
main theme of decay as a background.
But the almost violent repression
which is so characteristic of Gorky,
and with which he strangles even the
most dramatic moments, leaves in the
end a sense of immense power and
His style is simplicity itself, but the
vitality with which he writes makes
his drama echo long after the exact
page is passed.
"Decadence" is splendid,-but hard-
ly a book for the tea-table.
By R. L. Askren.
** *
The most outstanding dramatic en-
tertainment in Detroit next week
seems to be the appearance of Grace
George in "The Road to Rome" which
will enter the Garrick Monday night.
This show is Robert Emmet Sherwood's
conception of the manner in which a
lady saved Rome--and how. At
present it is furnishing Jane Cowl
with an able vehicle in New York,
where it still continues into the new
Mr. Sherwood's adaptation is done
in the John Erksine manner-that of
presenting history properly psychol-
ogized in a modern overtone, and with
an amusing use of topical idioms in
the diglogue. "The Road to Rome"
commences its drama with Hanibal
at the end of his ten years' march on
the city. The young Greek wife of
Rome's dictator 'flees to a place of
safety. But once out of her plump
husband's fatuous view, her curiosity
-and maybe something else, guides
her to the conqueror's tent. By the
next morning the lady has persuaded
Hanibal to turn back from Rome, and
a woman's yearning to influence a
man's destinies toward an idealistic
Godhood is fulfilled. At any rate I
Jane Cowl makes it a first rate show
-and Miss George should do the
A review, by Thomas J. Dougall
(Editor's Note: The appearance of
George White's musical comedy "Man-
hattan Mary" at 'the Apollo theater
was New York's most anticipated
opening in that field this season,with
the possible exception of "Good
News" and Mr. Cohan's "The Merry
Malones." The following review is
of a tryout performance in Pitts-

When George White produced the
first Scandals, Burns Mantle remark-
ed that as a revue producer he was a
darn good hoofer; and with the open-
ing of "Manhattan Mary," one is
bound to say that when it comes to
musical comedies, the "Scandals" are
one of the best revues going. This]
latest attempt of the indominatable
George has everything that his revues
have had-good comedy, good sing-
ing, good dancing and a marvelous
list of "names"; but it is also afflict-
ed with a tremendous liability--an al-
most unbelievably banal book. No
one pays a great deal of attention to
it, though, and as the presence of Ed
Wynn makes it impossible to take
anything seriously, this deficiency
may not affect the show's chances of
Wynn is adroitly and completely
comic. He is not as good as he was
in his own shows, but one can blame
that on his material; and this will
probably get better. His support in-
eludes George himself; Ona Munson,
very nice; Paul Frawley, a tenor;
Harland Dixon, perhaps you've heard
that he can dance; Lou Holtz, better
than usual; and the McCarthy sisters,
beautiful and built.
The music is fair, "Broadway" be-
ing about the best number. There is

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