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TUESD AYP OC'Tr BR 4, 1927.

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Published every oring' except Monday
during the University year by the Board in
Cooul of Student Publications.
ember of , esern . Conference Editorial
Aug rtion '?
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Night Editor-NELSON J. SMITH, Jr.
At 4:30 o'clock this afternoon at the
Union, the representatives of at least
several fraternities will convene in
the first session this year of the Inter-
fraternity council to elect the o1icers
of that body. .
The potential importance of this as-
sembly is enormous. It has the au-
thority over the pledging and initia-
tions by its members. Showing the
proper vitality, it could exercise a
beneficial influence in the matter of
University regulations on fraternities.
Briefly, the possibilities of this
year's council depend, first, upon the
ability and intelligence of the individ-1
ual delegates; second, upon the con-
tinuation of the same representatives
by each fraternity;and third, upon an
intelligent choice of officers. In the
past, the failure of the pouncil to do!
anything worthwhile has been largelyi
due to the policy of making attend-

ance at council meetings a sophomore
or junior duty with the "task":passedl
around the members of these two
classes. At any particular meeting,
then, many of the representatives
would be ignorant of the discussions
or the business transacted at the pre-1
vious meetings. Moreover, with very,
few exceptions, even in the case of thez
officers, the delegates were scarcely1
known to each other.
Such defects, which have brought
the council into disrepute, could bet
very easily remedied by the fraternityf
themselves, or particularly, by thet
fraternity president. It would only
require the appointment of one junior(
and one senior, the more able the bet-
ter, as permanent delegates to the
council. Thus possessed of a com-c
peltent and unchanging membership,t
the body itself might easily outdoI
itself with worthwhile discussions and
With the shooting of a farmer by a
try agent in Maryland, a great wave
of reaction has swept the country, andf
those who lie in wait in the shadows,I
seeking to waylay justice at everye
turn, have leaped into the open withc
a denunciation of federal enforcement
methods, threatening even to intro-t
duce legislation into Congress to pro-a
hibit the shooting of bootleggers untiln
they have had at least three shots in n
the open at the prohibition agents. |

of inexcusable brutality which it'
might otherwise present.
In the firt place the farmer killed
had previously been cited to appear in
court, according to testimony taken
in a hearing before Federal Judge
Soper. The farmer had fired on the
agents when they entered the yard to
search for a still, and when they re-
turned the fire he slumped down
either fatally wounded, or, as the
state will contend in the trial, only
slightly injured. While in this condi-
tion it is alleged that another bullet
from the dry agent's revolver killed
What Maryland and the rest of the
Union need more than a mass of sob-
bing opponents to the iron hand of the
federal forces are a group of prohi-
bition agents who are still better
marksmen than the present aggrega-
tion. There are still too many agents
of the government killed every year,
and not enough of the law violators;
and after all it is the violence of the
bootleggers that has brought in their
head the retaliation of the officers.
On the face of the evidence it would
seem that neither Maryland nor any
other state has any cause for alarm
in the growing list of fatal shootings
attributed to the dry agents. If the
law is to be enforced, and enforced
against men who do not hsitate at
violence themselves, the policy that
must be followed is to shoot first and
shoot to kill. Even one possible mis-
take in several thousand instances
should not necessarily alter this
A modification of what was tried
here during Freshmen week is ap-
parently going to be effected at the
Unviersity of Minnesota with the in-
auguration of a senior advisory sys-
tem where each freshman will have
an advisor, either a senior or a junior,
to aid him in becoming oriented to
the school. The difference between
the two plans seems to lie in the fact
that at Minnesota the system is to be
tried after the opening of school, in-
stead of before that opening, and that
the faculty there is to take only a
minor part.
The idea, as it parallels our own
Freshmen week, is a good one. It is
strange, as a matter of fact, that the
educational institutions of the coun-
try are only now awakening to the
possibiliti es of such contacts with
their entering students. The success
of the Minnesota plan, however, as
with any such plan, depends on th'
willingness of the upperclassmen to
cooperate; and the difficulties in se-
curing this cooperation are larger
than they would seem from a super-
ficial standpoint.
If there was any single defect that
could be levied against our Freshmen
week this year it was this very lack of
cooperation on the part of the upper-
classmen here, according to Profes-
sor Frayer, who had charge of the
program. In our system, however,
the defect did not glare so noticeably
since from the first the major respon-
sibility was placed on the shoulders
of the faculty men involved. The dif-
ficulties of securing cooperation from
a class of students who have never
gone through the same experience in
the role of subjects were only too
manifest, however.
It is to be hoped that the system at
Minnesoa will be a success, and it is
almost inevitable that to some degree
it will be. But the whole thing hinges
on the cooperation of the upperclass-
men, and judging from our own ex-
perience the prospects of the Minne-
sotans do not seem particularly

Of all the names that rocketed
across the firmanent of international
politics following the World War, none
were more colorful, more terrible,
more ruthless, or more inseparably,
linked than those of Lenine and
Trotzky. The two terms became
synonymous for the bloody days of
the Red revolution and bolshevism;
for terror and martial law; and Lenine
and Trotzky, amid all the ephemeral
governments that rose and fell dur-
ing those hectic days managed to stay
at the crest of the wave.
They took oppressed and downtrod-
den Russia and molded it into a na-
tion. They swept away with one fell
swoop the tentacles of destructive no-
bility and class distinctions. Theyf
worked and labored through long and
dismal months for the nation they
built on the ruins of a decadent past,
and when the final reckoning is made,
and the tales of bloody horror have
faded into the background, it is quite
possible that Lenine and Trotzky will
emerge as two builders of a great
Next month Russia will celebrate'
the tenth anniversary of that stirring
and snowy November day when the!
mobs of Moscow rose in the blizzard
and shattered the tottering remnants
of what was known as Russian no-l

which they stood in Russia. But there
has closed with them also a period in
Russian history, and there has dawn-
ed with , their eclipse a new and
brighter day for the communist
regime. Both Lenine and Trotzky
were iron men. Trotzky's martial
speeches were famed throughout the
land. They quailed not before the
sight of murder nor the prospect of
destruction. They were men of the
hour, and they held Russia firm
through her darkest hours with a
reign of tihe Red terror that spared
The fall of Trotzky means the end
of this. It means that the brutial
martial spirit is no longer necessary
in Russia, and it means that the in-
auguration of an era of peaceful
prosperity is about to occur. It means
that the day of the soldier; the exe-
cution; the intimidation; the coercion
is past; fo were it not the heads of
the Communist party would not be so
foolish as to release the only man in
their party whose very name strikes
terror into the heart of Russia.
The Moscow government is secure.
I It no longer needs its policy of blood
and iron; and with the passing of the
policy passes the iron-handed Trotz-
ky. He has served his party well.
Annoymous1. ommni catons will be
osrgarded. The unamies of connuni-
cants will, however, be regarded as
cmnidential upon request.
If my adversary in thought, the
gentleman who so graciously set forth
his peace-loving opinion in THE
t)DAILY of Sept. 30, demands that the
l wrath of the god of reason be sum-
moned, I too will venture to call upon
hlim from his ethereal heights, but
with something much different in
mind that a vociferous support of the
automobile ban.
Only av.erage college students, it
has been said, will complain like pun-
ished children and with little breadth
of vision against all regulatory meas-
ures. For the benefit of those whose
intelligence is limited to only a sin-
gle degree of thought, it might be
well for me to establish myself at this
point as spokesman for the opposition,
if only to expound the policies of
those who consider the ban unjust.
Students who have risen, in objection
to the measure are not, first of all,
objecting to ALL regulations. Neither
do they feel that they have been given
a fair opportunity for the authorities
to determine whether or not they will
defeat the liberal aims by utter
neglect. Finally, they do not see th
ban as a constructive effort to remove
a time-waster and morale breaker, but
rather as pn insult to those who do
have intelligence, and do believe that'
intelligent peoile can care fpr them-
Thus it would seem that a much
misinformed and unthinking person
has attempted to formulate his ow
opinion in favor of the ban. I woul'
not object if one should speak i
favor of the ban, if he would merel
confine himself to a proof of its good
points. But I must necessarily rise
in complaint against the m'an who at-
tempts to falsely distort the argu-
ments of thinking people by a mere
garrulousness which ends in nothing.
This most honorably misinformed
personage, (I hesitate to incurr too
much of his distaste by calling him
"narrow') has stated that owning of
a car is incompatible with the intent

of serious students.. This, of course,
is an absurdity that hardly needs
refutation, for the implication of the
person who set up this belief is per-
fectly obvious--perhaps he had better
think again.
But let me grant, for the moment,
that the purpose of a large majority
of students is to have a car for pleas-
ure purposes. This is not, at least so
President Little has intimated, in-
compatible with the aims of the Uni-
versity. The Regents wish the stu-
dents to enjoy every possible privilege
for the best results. And it is on this
that we base our belief that the auto-
mobile ban could be lifted, granting,
of course, the limitation of a strong
administrative official group, which
The Daily editorial opinion has so apt
ly suggested.
I speak now, not as the radical who
stands in condemnation of President
Little. I would not choose to score
him for his action, for he has no doubt
acted in the way which he considers
most fitting. But, in considering this
viewpoint, I feel that instead of wait-
ing a proof, a series of new facts,
there might be a new action taken, to
give the students a trial,-under the
old plan, but with competent officials.
Lifting the ban will overcome much
of the scorn which has been directed
to this University. Michigan students
will prove that their institution has
something more than mere unintel-
ligent, whining children.

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TONIGHT: The Mimes present
"The Bad Man," by Emerson Porter
Browne, in their theater at 8:30
A review, by Vincent Wall.
The lusty and ardent fraternity of
Ann Arbor first-nighters removed
their purple critical robes from the
moth balls, and last night sat in judg-
ment of "The Bad Man"-presented,
as it were, by the Mimes Players as
the season's first venture. And if last
night's reception is an accurate cri-
teria, "The Bad Man" is set for a
noisy and triumphant week. It really
is an excellent show.
"The Bad Man" is a play of slightly
different type than has been attempt-
ed here in some time. On the surface
it is a bristling melodrama of the
Mexican border. It crackles and
snarls through three acts of gun-play,
murder, lawless banditry, profanity
and romance, with the occasional
humor of relief properly interpolated.
But even granting that this is the
mold from which the show was cast,
there was something present last
night that the audience found infinite-
ly more to its liking.
Pancho Lopez-the bad man him-
self-injected into the play a subtle
satire of the chicanery and theatrical
tricks of the western thriller that
turned the presentation into some-
thing more vital. Charles -Livingstone
supplied this sly burlesque of the
movie mellers, and incidentally did his
best work so far in the campus thea-
But despite the fact that it is a one
man show, the supporting cast di
more than form a colorful background
for his vivid gestures. Robert Wetzel
played Henry Smith for every laug'm
that there was-and he didn't miss.
Frances Johson-the new leading lady
-had a bad part (Lucia's lines are al-
most impossible); but she caught into
it sufficient drama and enough busi-
ness tricks o make it stand out as a
distinct picture. Her voic is wonder-
ful-low and well pitched-and she
knows the stage and knows it well.
Thomas Dougall by means of a Will
Rogers lurch and a humorous drawl
made Red Giddings something more
than he was in the original play. Mary
Louise Murray brought to the role of
Angela Hardy petulant and saucy
lines and an appealing blonds beauty:
Lyman Crane played Gilbert Smith
with a restrained and repressed im-
plication of deeper feeling that made
the dramatic scenes highly effective.
Samuel Bonnell and Francis Kleutgen
contributed the usual accurate and
studied bits that one has come to ex-
pect of them.
In short it was this quasi-perfection
of the cast that made "The Bad Man"
something more than a successful
show. The Mimes Players poured in-
to this melodrama some splendid tal-
ent; and while it may not be a search-
ing test of their artistic capacity it
gives patrons reason for expecting
something even finer later in the sea-
* * *
Palmer ChWristian Uniersity or-
ganist, will present the following pro-
gram tomorrow afternoon, at 4:15

Concerta for Organ, No. V, in F
Alla Siciliana
Andante Cantabile (Symphony V)
Landscape in Mist........Karg-Elert
Prelude on the Welsh Hymn-tune
"Byrn Calfaria".......Williams
Prelude.................... Schmitt
Vorspiel, the Introduction to Act
III,and the Bridal Chorus-
from "Lohengrin"........Wagner
This is the second of Mr. Chris-
tian's Twilight Organ recitals, and
one of the last due to th.e fact that
with the last of this month, the Frieze
Memorial organ will be dismantled in
preparation of the installment of a
new instrument. This will not be
ready for use until the first, of next
semester. During this time Mr. Chris-
tian will be principally engaged in a
concert tour, and the recitals will of
necessity be discontinued, although
there will be one-perhaps two-
more. Definite announcement will be
made by the first of next week.
* *
The Seattle Harmony Kings, a Vic-
tor Recording orchestra from the
Chicago Rendezvous, will present a

Tonight and Wednesday Night
The two hours of recreation which the new Tuesday night
dance, and the regular Wednesday night dance afford are
unbeatable for fun and companionship. These dances are
long enough to provide a most entertaining evening, yet they
are not so long as to interfere with studies.
11usI- a all dances by Bill Watkins' o0vrines
Dancing every
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