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TUES1 ,OCTOBER 11, 1927
Night Editor-PAUL J.,KERN
One of the most beautiful and glit-
tering phrases that emanated from
Versailles in 1919 was "The rightof
self-determi ation for small states,"
Carried away by their own platitude
thegentlemen in charge of that meet-
ing actually tried the program and
held plebsoite after plebscite to de-
termine national boundaries.
The program is very nice theoreti-
cally, but at the present time, eight
years after the first of these votes, the
whole situation is still far from
perfect; and early this week trouble
has agaii arisen between Poland and
Lithuania. over the crucial city of
Vilna, with Lithuanian fascisti shoot-
ing at Polish guards and Poland seri-
ously considering the framing of an
ultimatum to be sent to Lithuania.
While the Vilna trouble is brewing
in northern Europe, Bulgaria and
Jugoslavia are threatening hostilities
in the South over the assassination
of Kovachevitch, and the Macedonians
and Bulgarians are at grips over the
attempted overthhow of Liaptcheff,
the Bugarian' premier.
All of these incidents do not prove

that the peace conference or the
League of Nations have been wrong in
their treatment of the small western
European states, but they do prove
that these states, after centuries of
petty national hostility and intrigue,
will not placidly lie down side byl
side at the command of a ringmas-
ter. The Poles captured Vilna from
the Lithuanians seven years ago, and
the date is still celebrated in Poland
by .a great holiday to "rub it in" and
in Lithuania by a day of mourning.
Until the nations of Europe, both
large and small, can get over such
childish antics, the security of that
continent will never be attained,
League of Nations, plebscites, "self-
determination," and kindred things to
the contrary notwithstanding.
One of the most encouraging
aspects of the Mexican political sit-
uation in years is the prompt failure
of the recent revolution there led by
Gomez, Serrano, and followers. If
there is one single thing that hasf
hampered the progress of that state
it is the lack of political stability, and
with the decisive vindication of the
Cales regime in the recent struggle:
it seems that Mexico may be on the
verge of attaining that stability.
Spanish-American nations 1a c k
miserably capability in government,

It is to be hoped that Calles's firm
policies can be continued, and that
the man whom he has chosen as his
successor, General Obregon, will be
both successful in the impending elec-
tion and capable as an administrator
after his accession.
Two recent developments in thec
Chinese situation bid fair to break the'
present comparative calm, and to£
force a new line up in the Far East.
With a suddenness that has taken
Marshal Chang Tso-Lin unawares, two*
armies have moved up on him and are
threateiing Pekin, capital of north-
ern China, with capture. One force
is headed by Feng, the Christian sol-
dier from Honan province, and the
other is an army of Nationalists from
Shansi province. If news reports1
from the scene are to be believed, the
defense of Pekin will be weakly
waged. Should it fall, it will in all
probability mean the end of the in-
famous Chang of Honk-Kong, whose
.picturesque autocracy has been hold-
ing the whip hand.t
Friends of the nationalist movement!
both in China and elsewhere would'
be glad to see the Manchurian go by
the board for several reasons. First,
he is said to be implicated in the
Japanese, designs on Manchuria,
thereby making himself unpopular
with the anti-foreign element. Sec-
ondly, his policy from the beginningF
despite many oaths of sympathy has
been for the security and advancement
of himself, regardless of cost. r
Bit what Chang lacks in sympathy1
he has in personality and leadership,
and it is in precsely these things that
the nationalists are lacking. There is I
apparently no one to mold a new and
more trustworthy regime nor to act;
as a focal point for a union of pur-
pose and growth since the death of
Sun Yat Sen and the resignation of
General Kai Shek. Perhaps out of
the impending chaos will rise some
one to grasp the reins. Few world
divil Wars have failed to place steps
for new heroes, although the pre-
liminary work is often difficult and
discouraging. The task confronting a
leaderless China is great but perhaps
better than that before a tyrannized
Out of London has come the an-
nouncement that Spain may give up
her Moroccan possessions in northern
Africa. The statement, made by the
Spanish premier, is a result of a meet-
ing between him and Sir Austen
Chamberlin aboard the latter's yacht
in the Mediterranean. The offer is
thought to involve a trade of some
sort With France, who has not 'et
been approached on the subject.
The proposition on the face of
things would seem to be one of the
best. Spanish Morocco has long been
a source of weakness to Spain, a pain-
ful luxury that could not be afforded
without great cost. It has been one
of the factors responsible for the
weakness of that nation. France for
purely physical reasons has done bet-
ter, and there is little reason to be-
lieve that she could not extend her
dominion with little trouble. Great
Britain is a disinterested party, more
so since the Gibraltar matter has been
definitely cleared up, and she can be
taken on her word to be interested
merely in clearing up international
differences among her neighbors.
There is but one factor at this stage
that may become a wrench in the ma-
chinery, namely, that Spain is con-
sidering the matter on the ground
that France will "form a satisfactory
compromise." The nature of that

compromise is the hub on which
everything turns, and it will reveal
any inner considerations that the
Spanish premier may have.
Invitations are being issued by the
Department of Commerce to a nation-
al conference for the consideration of
every branch of aerial activity. This
convention is planned for the discus-
sion of the problem of aviation and
all of the people of the country who
are in any way interested in the in-
dustry will be invited.
The major problems which face the
conference are five in number:
amendments to existing air regula-
tions; standardization of schools now
teaching aviation; airports and their
regulation; the improvement of the
service of the department to aviators
and commercial aircraft corporations;
and the drawing of a standard plan
for the testing of all aviation ma-,
Aviation has before it much work
to be done in the line of formulating
standard practices and regulating
[itself. Conferences such as this
should do much to bring a closer
understanding between members of
the large group, and to improve the
standards of the industry when it is'
just starting its phenomenal growth.
"Administration would pay for flood
control." In the present condition of

The Interfraternity council, official
Whatisit of the fraternal spirit on our
campus, gathered in it's first business
meeting under the new figureheads
selected last week.
* * *
Inasmuch as a request had been
made for the payment of dues, a large
number of fraternities were not rep-
resented at roll call.
After the preliminaries and the call
for new business to be discussed, a
long pause ensued. Just as someone
was about to suggest adjournment,
another rose wearily and suggested
that something be done about the
automobile question.
* -* *
Spurred to action by this moment-.
ous topic, a few more delegates strug-
gled to their feet. After several min-
utes of spiritless discussion, the
council decided it wasn't any use to
do anything about it. And they decid-
ed upon a resolution.
* * ,
Next to be discussed was the sug-
gestion that permanent delegates be
sent by each house to the council. It
seems unfair to those liable to be thus
chosen,. since the burden of attend-
ance had formerly been spread over
the whole membership of each house.
But the delegates accepted the sug-
gestion without protest.
Consternation was almost produced
among the officers when a delegate
rose to ask the destination of the an-
nual levy of dues. Fortunately one
member recalled a plausible answer,
and the meeting proceeded peacefully.
* * *
Suggestions for a more satisfactory
method of electing officers were next
considered. The president opened a
magnificient opportunity for a dirty
crack when he asked if anyone was
dissatisfied with the present system.
But most of the delegates were no
longer paying any attention and the
moment passed.,
Now that the Seniors and Dean
Bursley have reached a compromise
upon a class president, everybody
ought to be thoroughly satisfied.
* * *
WITH a class as experienced in
such matters as that of '28, we should
naturally have expected some new
kinks in the election situation.
* * *
One might also naturally suppose
that the Senior elections would be the
best conducted political spectacle on
the campus. But as a matter of fact,
the voting process carried on at that
time is the most inefficient of the
y e a r.I
* * *
Most of the trouble is caused by
Freshmen who attend the elections.
Being entirely unfamiliar with the
correct methods of polluting the bal-
lotbox, they gum everything up and
are a big nuisance.
"If the Freshmen come any
greener," declared the - disgrun-
tIed politician, "they may have
j to be barred from representingj

their Senior classes."
* * *
The Frosh really ought not to be
blamed for their activities. As a mat-
ter of fact, like toads, they have a
very useful function.
When anyone has been around the
campus as long as many of our lead-
ing upperclassmen, he gains a large
amount of knowledge and experience
that scarcely anyone could pick up in
a briefer career. We should hate to
think of the effect of a group of such
in supreme control of campus elec-
toral affairs.
However useless a lot the Fresh-
men may be, they at least lend all
element of chance.
A number of Michigan's own BMOCs,
their standing certified by the golden
hatchet ofa Michigamua, went out Sun-
day afternoon to do battle with inertia
by means of good, sound horseflesh.
In addition to the good time had by
all, the leading representative of the
Student council learned the value of
prompt action when his fiery mustang
refused to give way to an automobile.
. a* * *u
Fortunately the unbanned auto




A review, by Gerd Aage Gillhoff
The opening program of The Fac-
ulty Concert series resembled an ele-
vator in that it had its ups and downs.
The concert began with a descension
and ended with one, but between the
drops there were several ascensions,
not high enough, however, to cause
the reviewer to suffer from vertigious-
ness more than he does at present.
The first down was a lengthy
violincellosolo by Hanns Pick, a new
member of The School of Music fac-
ulty. Music of a stately simplicity is
well suited for the instrument which
should not be used to exhibit one's
technique or lack of it. Herr Pick's
tones were often harsh and scratchy,
and not infrequently his fingers stray-
ed a fraction of an inch beyond their
appointed places. His playing, which
was that of a pedagogue, was marred
by a heaviness and lack of grace that
even his desire to display his technical
ability could not lessen.
Mrs. Maier was not at her best in
the selections she played. Her most
effective number was Liszt's "Etude
in F minor" which requires great bril-
liancy. Mrs. Maier has that, and she
is excellent when she plays such com-
posers as Mozart and Haydn. She
was not so fortunate in the Debussy
number, failing to create a mood, nor
was the desired effect attained in the
Chopin nocturne. These numbers re-t
quire an emotional subjectivity, a re-
finement of touch, a feeling for tone
color which very few pianists possess.
A lack of ability in this direction does
not, of Course, reflect on one's talent
as a pianist. Even Paderewski, can't
play Debussy as Ganz or Gieseking
The reviewer was affected agree-
ably by Miss Strong's mellow, flexible
voice. The highest peaks of the pro-
gram were surely her singing of the
Debussy aria and Fourdrain's splendid
"Carnaval." Her second group, the
final down, was not so impressive.
LaForge's "Hills" had passages re-
calling Debussy, and her own compo-
sition ended with Massenet's "Elegie."
The program was too long, and the
eagerness of the audience to depart
was somewhat too apparent. Miss
Strong deserved more applause and
Herr Pick less.
s * *
Despite the advertisements that say
"Metropolis" is attuned to a brilliant
age, this column advises you to see it,
against the usual policy of exploiting
the screen. None of you have ever
seen anything like it, with the possi-
ble exception of "R. U. R." and this
has all the technical scintillation that
only the Germans seem capable of giv-
ing. The plot is exceptionally weak,
and the actors extremely foreign.
-K. G. P.
* * *
wood Anderson; New York: Boni,
Liveright and company; 1927; $2.50.
A review, by Harold May
Sherwood Anderson lays, belly
down, on a hill side, his back to the
sun, suddenly the world is laying on
Sherwood Anderson, the world is in
Sherwood Anderson rolling about in
his mind, up and down in his veins;
he is about to give birth to a world.
All this by reason of the sensuosness
wrung ,out of the combination o
Sherwood Anderson, the sun, and the
warm living earth. The author of "A
New Testament" is a mystica sensu-
ous mystic, a whole-lifer, a Buddhist
without a Buddha, a saint without a
god; his only mood is the subjective
mood. Anderson is the latest and
greatest disciple of' the ubiquitous
and Yea-saying Walt Whitman.

While Anderson has in his mind
all the lush growth of ideas and emo-
tions that ,properly speaking, belong
to genius, his art, his ability to clarify,
emphasize, and attractively form his
ideas, may sometimes be called in
question. Some of his perceptions that
when expressed, ought to stand out
brilliantly, like flame, as they stand,
in his book, leave only a vague flick-
ering impression, like the passing of
a hasty shadow. Mystic experiences,
some of them parallel to Anderson's,
some of them not, but of the same or
better quality, have been"expressed
before and been expressed better by
Havelock Ellis, J. K. Huysmans, Car-
dinal Newman, Emerson, Origen, St.
Augustine, and many others. Perhaps
the reason for the superiority of the
above men lies not in the sharpness
or the vividness of their experience,
but in their training in the use of
their languages.,In the movement that
has been going on in America for the
last two or three decades, against the
bondage of form, in which Sherwood
Anderson has certainly played a large



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Each of these mid-week dances is just long enough to provide
a most enjoyable diversion from the routine of studies. Bill
Watkins' Wolverines furnish music that puts lots of life into
the evening.

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