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Of the many varieties .of campus
activities >which deserve commenda-
tion for a high order of achievement,
few are more worthy or more deserv-
ing of this praise than the plays given
in the Mimes theater throughout the
year. If the Mimes organization has
miade a name for itself with the the
annual Union opera, it is also build-
ing an impressive record in the line
of legitimate plays presented on the
Ann Arbor is not large enough tol
secure regularly professional com-
panies of high dramatic ability to pre-
sent the modern products of the
metropolitan stage. On the other
hand, however, the community has on
its campus actors of at least com-
parable ability to the best on the pro-
fessional stage, and the combination
of these two facts has given the Uni-
versity some of the finest under-
graduate dramatic productions to be
found anywhere in the country.
"Anna Christie," "To the Ladies,"
!"R. U. R." and others last year set a
standard hard to approach, and the
opening performance of the pres-
ent season, "The Bad Man," is of
the same . high quality. Mimes has
rendered a distinct service to the Uni-
yersity through these productions.
The present revolution in Mexido
Is of immense significance. Not that
the uprising is serious in any sense,
or that it threatens the stability of the
Mexican government, but because it
shows, by its very weakness, the
growing regard for law and order
which that republic is gaining.
'Ten years ago, or five, or even two
years ago the revolt of federal troops,
In the federal garrison at Mexico City
would have been of grave consequence,
and would perhaps have meant the
downfall of the existing government.'
Now, however, with Calles at the
helni, th3 uprising means nothing
more than a probable skirmish or two,
the court-martial of the rebellious of-'
ficers, and the disarming of the re-
bellious troops.'
That Calles has accomplished ans
Immense amount toward the stabiliz-
ing of Mexico can not be denied. That'
he has accomplished these things in
the face of tremendous difficulties isE

is a tremendous tribute to the govern
ment of Calles. Its weakness prove
that the Calles government is firm an
sound, and the rest of the worl
nee'ds no proof to realize that th
present president of Mexico, Plutarc
Calles, is one of the few great leader
which that nation has produced.
Announcement that Commande
Richard E. Byrd will appear in An
Arbor on the Oratorical lecture serie
again this year, in view of his recen
Atlantic achievement for which h
was accorded world-wide a'cclamation
is a distinct triumph for the official
in charge of this year's program.
Negotiations have been underway
for two weeks but it was not unti
the first of this week that the noted
explorer-scientist definitely consented
to appear here. His subject this year
"The Atlantic and Other Flights'
should prove to be as interesting as it
is timely.
Out of the wreck and. the suffering
which the floods of the Mississippi
river caused, there have come many
promises, many plans for the future,
and many forecastings that tell of the
,. .
removal of any prospects of another
such national catastrophe. But all
of these have been general; they have
been in the nature of moans when the
damnage was already done.
President C6olIdge, speaking before
the annual meeting of the American
Red Cross at Washingtofi a few days
ago, injected a new note into what
'therwis seemed a long dismal propo-
sition. "'We proose," he said, "to
solve the problem of flood control so
that such a situation may never again
have to be met." Out of the afflictions
and suffering caused by the flood, Mr.
C6olidge believes, new lessons of sani-
taton and health have been learned,
so that to some degre the catastrophe
was a blessing in disguise.
It is wis 'that the President takes
upon himself the statement of a stand
Ike this. In allowing such a catas-
trophe to occur' the country was
negligent. But in delaying precau-
tions against another such catastro-
phe, the country .would be criminal.
The sooner such work i. begun and
finished; 'the lietter will be the' stabil-
ity 'of'thd southern part of the coun-
try, ald the sfer will be our pros-
parity as a whole.
Soemtimes when men cease their
work long enough to bause and pre-
dict that the world may look forward
to a happier future, it is for the effect
they create, or mere optimism; but
when several men point the general
business outlook for 1927 as being
"exceedingly bright" their predicitons
are, perhaps, to be taken seriously.
The latest of these is Harvey R.
Young, of Columbus, president of the
International 'Association of News-
paper Advertising) Executives. Not
long ago Bartley J. Doyle, president
of the Keystone Publishing Co. and
prominent Philadelphia business man
saw things in the same light. Numer-
ous others who are in a position to
speak authoritatively, have forecast
the same conditions.
One of the reasons, and one of the
biggest reasons why these predictions
may be taken seriously, is the fact that
crops throughout the country are ex-
pected to be generally excellent for
the first time in several years. When
the farmer is prosperous, business
usually looks after itself.

Although the theory is coming into
common usage, the practice of ad-
vancement and unification in second-
ary educatioii is still in a state of
chaos, according to the essence of a
report issued recently by the Bureau
of Education in Washington. The re-
port further stltes that the changes
in the secondary process involving the
junior high school idea and the stand-
ardizing of curricula have contributed
much to present conditions. Enthus-
iasm over the future, however, is not
lacking, and investigators are espe-
cially gratilled at the efforts being
made by leaders in the field every-
That confusion is existent is easily
perceived from looking around the
educational plants of any average city,
where the paramount features seem to.
be the erection of new buildings, the
instituting of new systems, and the
effort to prepare students against the
entrance requirements of the several
classes of universities and technical
schools. The function of government,
the speedily-moving new sciences, and
educational psychology are all finding
their part in a modern high school
education as compared to their utter
absence in days gone by.
But the average observer sees this
chaos as a healthy thing, such as that
attendant upon the early days of any
enterprise. In it there is little at

Another pledge Sunday has passed
into history and a new crop of gig-
gling, bubbling coeds are sporting the
little emblems that proclaim tempo-
rary acceptance into the sisterhood.
* * *
In the good, not-so-old days, when
automobiles were legal tender, the
curious college student had an op-
portunity to cover enough territory to
give him a fairly representative idea
of the sorority batting average for
the just-ended rushing season.
* * *
.- .
Susan Squiffle, '31, coed extraordi-
nary, is welcomed into the open arms
of Phi Phi. *
But now, all is changed. Discount-
ing the "exceptional and extraordi-
nary" cases, the poor students have
been banned from their collegiate
privilege. Superhuman efforts alone
can enable them to make the rounds
of more than two or three houses
while the welcoming ceremonies are
in process.
* * *
In justice tothese unfortunates, we
hereby offer our suggestions for a
bigger and better pledge Sunday.
* * *
The essentials of our plan is that
all pledging must be done strictly ac-
cording to a schedule, made out by
the Women's League. Pledging will
begin early in the morning and will
continue until all the girls have been
* * *
At its allotted time, each sorority
must have its successful rushees as-
sembled at a point at least one block
from the house. At a given signal,
the girls will march ,slowly to the
house, where they will be welcomed
according to the old, established cus-
Success of the plan depends largely
on the schedule. The time for each
house should be so arranged that
spectatdrs will have to move a mini-
mum distance to make the rounds.
Enough time must also be given so
they will have sufficient opportunity1
to move from house to house without
missing any of the proceedings. 1
* * *
A committee of representative men
could be appointed to give each soror-
ity an appropriate rating. A list of
such ratings, kept at the Union and
each fraternity house, would be a
valuable assistance in obtaining a
Michigan education.
* * ,*
Each sorority could issue programs,
bearing the names and photographs
of the new pledges, also their present(f
residences and phone numbers. Such
souvenirs could do little harm, and
might aid the sororities niaterially i
increasing their popularity on the

THIS AFTrERNOON: Tlhe Organ re-
cihal i 1Hill auditorimt at 4:15
TONI IIT: The Mimes present "The
Bad Man" in their theater at S:30
* * *
A review, by 'I. Leslie A skren.
"Destiny to beat Hell"-perhaps,
but "The Bad Man" certainly is won-
derful melodrama too. Made up of the
familiar mortgage, the eternal tri-
angle, bandits, six-shooters and Cod-
fish, the plots ticks along with the
bland smoothness of perfect theater,
and unless inhibitions against hokum'
bother, furnishes wonderful entertain-,
The cast, with the exception of one
tragic mistake, was excellently chos-
en. Frances Johnson as "Lucia"
stands out as much in her acting as a
New Yorker would in Mexican sur-
roundings. But Lyman Crane playing
opposite is not quite an adequate foil.
A trifle self-conscious, he suggests
that perhaps this play-acting is not so
important after all. Kleutgen gave an
unusually powerful performance, his
control always hinting at reserve
power. But the mistake was Mary
Louise Murray. She is no "Angela
Hardy," and it was wasted talent to
try to make her so. But the delight-
ful "Red Giddings" saved the day, for
Thomas Dougall very nearly stole the
show with his slouch and drawl. If
he had chewed tobacco he would have
been perfect.
Charles Livingston as "The Bad
Man" was too good to die, and it is
only right that he should have tinker-
ed with God (fate) to make every-
thing come out right in the end. His
Spanish was a delight to the ear, and
his philosophy, the most seductive
thing since Greta Garbo. But his
acting carried every bit of the dash
and verve that the role demanded, and
was a marvel of sustained emotion.
The direction was adequate, and
had it not been for "Blue Monday"
coming on Tuesday the first act would
have moved with greater speed than it
did; but as it is, it "made no never
minds" for the shooting soon kicked
the action along into a terrible hurry.
But besides being wonderful enter-
tainment, "The Bad Man" was a color-
ful show as the rainbow in which the
beautiful Angela moved about it
proves. If they all come like that in
Texas, why-"Go West, young man,
go West!"

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service make calling at Crippen's a
habit. Our malted milks, sodas
and sundaes are made of only the
purest products. There is always
time to enjoy our fountain, service
between classes or on your way

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I "At last I've found a way to
distinguish the Freshmen wom-
en," declalred Percipal Squirt,
the perfect Freshman. "They're
the ones that wear the little,
tight hats."
* * *
In order to give the other folks who
write for this page a chance to really
spread themselves, and to give the
campus a little more rest from our
eternal blatherings about the injustice
of things, we have decided upon a
slight change of policy.
* * *
Hereafter, or for a time at least,
Rolls will not appear every day. The
exact details of the new arrangement
have not as yet been decided, but the
number of appearances of our efforts
will be cut to from three to four a
* * *

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* * *
Musical America always evinces
widespread interest in the plans of
tie Metropolitan Opera company-in
its revivals and novelty operas, the
new divas who are rising from the
ranks and the foreign importations
for the new roles. This year the first
week's repertoire will not be an-
nounced until Gatti-Casazza's return
from abroad early in the month. The
opening date is set for Oct. 31, and
last year we were given to understand
that Rosa Ponselle and Martinelli
were to do Bellini's "Norma" for a
premiere. However, the novelties for
the season include "Violanta," an
opera in one act, libretto by Hans
Mueller and music by Erich Wolfgang
Korngold, in German; "Madonna Im-
peria," opera in one act, libretto by
Rossato, music by Franco Alfano, in
Italian; and "La Rondine," opera in
three acts, libretto by Guiseppe Adami,
music by Giacomo Puccini. There
will also be revivals of "Manon Les-
caut," * "Carmen," "Le Coq d'Or,"
"Hansel and Gretel" and some others.
But of course this is all up in the air
until Papa Kahn and Signor Cassaza
put their heads together:
-E. G. M.
* * *

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McFadden's life was a series
of ups and downs-with a hod
on his shoulder. But the way
he worked to the top of the
social ladder is a story without
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Beniamino Gigli, who appears in
Ann Abor this Friday night will also
present a recital in Orchestra hall
next Tuesday evening. Whoever is
managing the concert must be rather
optimistic about his temperament, for
it will be remembered that the last


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We sincerely hope there will be no tme he was to appear in tnat city, he
refused point blank to appear on the
great disappointments over the disap. oerte plor becasea o toe
pearance of two or three Rolls col ncert platform because of some
atnns a-week. Buie on the other han Black Hand letters from the Fascisti
miisawe.Bt.nteohr md oa-rsmtig ieta.Aya
too elaborate commendations will not local-or something like that. Anyway
be welcomed. you all should go hear him in Ann
Arbor Friday night; he is liable to
do something like that almost any-
One of the results of the change time; and his program as announced
will be the increased opportunity for] Sunday is splendid, and Gigli always
others to display their own ideas as manages to entertain somehow-even
to what's wrong with this place, via when he isn't singing.
the medium of our next-door neigh- .* * *
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