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o~r Hu 4utgneeded, that business warranted it,
l and that the engineering feat was
?Published every morning except Monday feasible. Contrasted with this evi-
during the University year by the Board in dence we have only the prejudice of
Control of Student Publications. the state of New York and the East
Member. of Western Conference Editorial opposing it, which seems small enough
A opposition indeed.
The Associated Press is exclusively en- Whether New York and the East
ttiled to the use for republication of all news
dispatches credited to it or not otherwise want it or not, the canal is bound to
credited in this paper and the local news pub- come, for the history of human
lishedl herein. cm,0 h itr fhmn
achievement displays in no doubtful
Entered at the postofflce at Ann Arbor, terms the fact that in the long run
Michigan, as second class matter. Special rate
of postage granted by Third Assistant Post the most efficient process will pre-
master General, vail. The St. Lawrence waterway
Suscription by carrier, $4,oo; by mail, presents the advantages of efficiency
Offices: Ann Arbor Press Building, May- and economy over the present route;
nard Street.
Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business 21214. and 25 miles is a very very small
EAL Amargin to impose between the inter-

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Edlitor..,.'.. ............Ellis 71. Merry
Editor Michigan Weekly. .Charles E. Behymer
Stf Editor.,.............Philip C. Brooks,
City Editor.............Courtland C. SmithI
Women's Elitor...........Marian ,. Welles
Snorts Editor............Herbert E. Vedlerj
Theater, Books and Music.Vincent C. Wal, Jr.
Telegraph Editor.............Ross. W. Ross
Assistant City Editor.....Richard C. Kurvink
Night Editors

sis oz a sectional
progress of mankind.

group and thei

Robert 1t. inch C. Thomas McKean
J. Stewart Hooker Kenneth G. Patrickj
Paul J. Kern Nelson J. Smith, Jr.
Milton Kirshbaum
Esther Anderson Jack L. Lait. Jr.
Margaret Arthur Marion MacDonald
Emmons A. Bonfield Richard H. Milroy
Stratton Buck Charles S. Monroe
Jean Campbell Catherine Price
Jessie Church Mary E. Ptolemy
Sydney M. Cowan Harold L.. Passinan
William B. Davis Morris W. Quinn
William C. Davis Pierce Rosenberg
Clarence N. 'Edelson David Scheyer
Margaret Gross Eleanor Scribner
Valborg Ezeland Robert G. Silbar
Marjorie Follmer Howard F. Simon
James B. Freeman George E. Simons
Robert J. Gessner Rowena Stillman
Elaine E. Gruber Sylvia Stone
Alice Hagelshaw George Tilley
Joseph E. Hwell Edward L. Warner, Jr.
Charles R. Kaufman Teo J. Yoedicke
Donald J. Kline Joseph Zwerdling
Sally Knokx}
Telephone 21214
Assistant Manager.... George H. Annable, Jr.



Spain, for the first time since the
dissolution of the Cortes in 1923, has
a functioning legislative body as a re-
sult of the Royal Decree creating the
Spanish National Assembly, just is-
sued. The statement stipulates that
the new legislative body shall have
the character of "a National Assem-
ably, directed and advised by the Gov-
ernment, but endowed with its own
prerogatives and functions, which
shall prepare and submit gradually to
the Government within three years,
and as a preliminary draft, a general
and emplete legislative plan to be
submitted at the proper time to a
sincere consideration by public opin-
ion and in due course to the royal
Altogether the Assembly is com-
posed of 325 to 375 members selected
from practically all the walks of life,
made up of men and women, single,
widowed or married, the last named
with the consent of their husbands
who themselves are not members of
the Assembly. Unlike the United
States Congress, women will be al-
lowed, thereby, to be members of the
new body. For that reason, this par-
ticular phase of it will be well worth
Time has generally proved that
when a nation alters its form of gov-
ernment to hear the voi e of many
rather than of one, it has that minute
made a stride forward. Indications
are that this will be no exception.
Spain is to be congratulated on its
progress. Before long it will be out
of order to think of the European
countries as being' backward and anti-
quated in modern business, religion
and government.


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Circulation.............George 1. Ahn, Jr.
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Night Editor-G. THOMAS McKEAN
The University and The Daily join
in welcoming the delegates who will
come to Ann Arbor today and tomor-
row for the ninth annual University
Press club of Michigan convention
opening in Ann Arbor this afternoon.I
In past years the contact with the
many newspapermen and editors from
throughout the state of Michigan has
been exceedingly pleasant, instructive'
and.beneficial. This year, with one
of the best programs ever arranged,
the chnvention is expected to he even1
more worthwhile than in previous
There have been times in the his-
tory of mankind when five minutes
spelled the survival or defeat of a
government, and there. have been
times when a few miles meant the dif-
ference between life and death. The
narrow margin is one of the most
commop as well as one of the most
dramatio phases of human existence;
and if there is. any outstanding exam-
ple of one of these narrow margins
portending tremendous consequences
at the present time it is the 25 miles
which separates the Middle-Western
farmers from the sea.+
On first thought this statement may
seem absurd, but it should not be too1
hastily judged. Already there is a+
30-foot channel from the mouth of the,
St. Lawrence river to Mdntreal, 1,0001
miles inland, and at the present time1
the Canadian government, at a cost;
of $114,000,000 is deepening the Wel-'
land canal' around Niagara Falls to a
30-foot channel. When this project is
completed there will remain just the1
La Chine rapids, near Niagara falls,i
which can be circled by a 25 milet
canal, between the Western farmer1
and a waterway to the markets of1
the world.v
The cost of building a canal around1
these narrow La Chine rapids will be
$127,000,000. The power plant erect- c
ed at the spot would generate in lesst
than 50 years the ehtire cost, aside1
from the fact that the ocean water- c
way route would save the farmers of1
the country its original cost every
year, Good business, if nothing more, 1
would seem to dictate that the canal'
be built, for the farmers of the Middler
West are paying for it every year in
freight rates, according to a statementi1

The serious injury of Dr. Georg
lHerman Derry, president of Mary
grove college of Detroit, in an auto-
mobile accident last Saturday nigh
has drawn attention to one of the
most serious problems of our present-
day educational system.
*I* *
President Derry, according to the
published report, was riding in an
automobile, and as the result of a
collision he suffered a broken collar
bone, several possibly fractured ribs
and numerous cuts and bruises.
* * *
Of particular significance is the fact
that although another man was in the
car at the time, President Derry alone
suffered injury.
* * *
No longer can the situation be
neglected. Every time our own Presi-
dent scrapes the fender of another
car in attempting to park, attention is
called to this alarmingi condition. The
instant any college president climbs
into a motor car he s in danger.
* * *
In order to protect the presidents
of our middle-western universities
and set an example that may in time
make the world safe for all college
presidents, we are submitting to the
governing body of each Big Ten uni-
versity the following regulation,
which we hope will be unanimously
agreed upon:
"No college president in active at
tendance at any Big Ten university
shall be permitted to operate or ride
in any motor vehicle. In. exceptional
and ordinary cases, when the party
concerned has demonstrated his fit-
ness to be accorded the privilege, the
rule shall be relaxed to, the extent of
allowing him to ride with other
* * *
It is only after a long examination
of the situation that this measure has
been resorted to. The college presi-
dents have been given their oppor-
tunity, but they have failed. This
accident has definitely proved that
they are unable to eliminate the un-
desirable features and take advantage
of the benefits of the automobile, and
accordingly the privilege must be
* * *
HOWEVER, this need not be a unil
versal rulg. The presidents of our
Eastern universities have shown that
they may be trusted. It is only to the
younger and inexperienced presidents
of the Middle West that the ruling
need apply.
* *
The blase honor students over at
Martha Cook were treated to a thrill
not so long ago, when one of the girls
tossed her cigarette into a waste-
* * *
After an expert toss clear across the
room, it was unfortunate that the pa-
pers in the basket should have sud-
denly burst into flanles.
* * *
Several attempts to cast the burn-
ing contents of the basket through
the window screen were unsuccessful.
At lst the alarmed dansel dashed
down the hall, and procuring a mop-
bucket in active service, poured its

contents upon the conflagration. And
so the honor of Martha Cook was pre-
* * *
The autocrat of the automobile,
Dean Harvey Emery, is evidently dis-
satisfied with the results of his hench-
man, Ken Withrow, official Univresity
notor cop, and has started out to teach
him a few tricks. At least that is the
current interpretation of the Dean's
* * *
Several mornings of late, the two
confederates have been touring about
the city in the Dean's large Packard,
taking down the license numbers of
all cars parked within a radius of
several blocks of the campus.
* * *
We are not sure just what the re-
sults of this extended sleuthing may
be, nor how much our Sentinel may
profit from his instructions, but we
do believe it would be advisable for
those who are still determined in ex.
cruising their rights to keep under
cove r.
* * *
A steadily increasing quantity of
an mail is placing a heavy burden
upon the postman who makes the
Press building, as well as upon the
taff-membersnof all the cnmnnu nnh-

Annonymous communications will be
disregarded. The names of communi-
cants will, however, be regarded &s
confidential upon request. Letters pub-
lished should not be construed as e-
pressing the editorial opinion of The
To the Editor:
The small attendance at the debate
held by Adelphi House of Representa-
tives some time ago, shows a lack
of interest, not in the ban on student-
operated motor vehicles, but rather in
Adelphi itself. I should say that the
presence of seventy individuals at a
meeting of Adelphi constitutes a
phenomenal attendance. It is doubt-
ful whether as many as ten per cent
of the student body knew that there
was to be such a debate, or, in fact,
realized the existence of the organiza-
tion. Of these ten per cent, perhaps
one per cent might, in "exceptional or
extraordinary cases," attend a meet-
ing of Adelphi, provided that the one
per cent in question had nothing of
greater interest to occupy its atten-
Whether or not the majority of the
students in this University favor the
present ban on automobiles is a ques-
tion which could be better answered
by the result of an all-campus vote
than by mere speculation. In my own
opinion the student body is about as
favorably inclined toward the present
ban as the American colonists, early
exponents of the doctrine of personal
liberties and inalienable rights, were
toward the Stamp Act of 1765, or as
the British Parliament was toward
some of the actions of Charles I.
The present regulation states, I be-
lieve, that no student shall be permit-
ted to operate a motor vehicle; it adds
that in exceptional and extraordinary
cases the rule may be moderated at
the discretion of the Dean of Students.
How such a definite statement can
possibly be construed, even by the
wildest stretch of imagination, to pro-,
hibit students from riding in motor
vehicles operated by other, non-stu-
dent, individuals is inconceivable. If
the regulation is to be thus inter-
preted, it may not be amiss to point
out that riding in taxis or motor
busses must obviously be precluded,
although the owners of said taxis and
busses are the only ones that can be
said .to derive any benefit from the
Not until all forms of electrical il-
lumniation are prohibited and stu-

TONIGHT: The dimes at 8:30
o'clock in their theater present the
second production of tlie season, "On
Approval" by Frederick Lonsdale,
- with the following cast of characters:
Maria Wislack...... JANE EMERY
Helen Hayle..................
Richard Halton...............
George, Duke of Bristol .........
............KENNET WHITE
* * *
t Horace Fellowes' recital at 1:15
o'clock in Natural Science auditorium.
* * *
Elizabethan music, a term that sug-
gests to many people the clumsy cold-
hoppery things that a yokel bellows
on his holidays, was, in its day the
foremost music of the civilized world.
Instead of cojitaining as is usually
thought the naive elemental stuff of
the ballads, it developed highly or-
ganized anl complex forms, such as
the madrigal. This music was not,
however, confined to concert rooms
in the grand palaces, but bore the
burden of courtship, and other such
matters, for otherwise dumb and
stricken swains; in his songs, writ-
ten by poets and musicians, he found
the only medium through which he
could express his deepest sighings,
and through which he could tell the
bitter disappointments which his
lady's rebuff to his ardent advances
caused him. And it was no unpleas-
ant thing for an Elizabethan maiden,
attired in her shift and ready for bed
to hear the dulcet sound of the lute
under her window.
It is to be hoped that Edmund Hor-
ace Fellowes' recital tomorrow will
call forth a vigorous interest in, not
only Elizabethan music, but in early
English music of all kinds. Perhaps
the interested ones would not find
their interest fruitless. A rendez-
vous miglt be found some place for
those who care for the sparkling and
spontaniety of a lively ancestry.
Gene Buck's new revue, "Take the
Air," which is eventually destined for
the Waldorf theater, if it survives a
Detroit tryout, will open at the Cass
on Sunday evening. Trini, the Span-i
ish dancer and professional beauty of
the Continent, and Will Mahoney as
comedian, are to be co-starred. Doro-
thy Dilley, the Ormond Sisters, George
Taps, Charlotte Ayers, Audrey Dale,
Hugh Bennett, the Pierson Brothers
and Bobby Allen are listed as princi-
Mr. Buck, who has risen from days
when he was a Zeigfeld help-mate
until now he is an independent pro-
ducer, entrusted "Yours Truly" to the
town last Christmas, and with quite
some success. It played to good busi-
ness in New York last spring, in Chi-
cago this fall, and is now on the road,
"Take the Air" opens in Youngs-
town, Ohio, this week for a few per-
formances, and will premiere offi-
cially at the Cass Sunday night. The
book and lyrics are the work of Mr.
Buck and Ann Caldwell and Dave
Stamper is responsible for the music.
* * *
"PINWHEEL," a play by Francis
Edwards Faragoh; New York; The
John Day Company; 1927; $1.75.
A review, by Vincent Wall.
"Pinwheel" between the covers of a
book is probably much happier than it
was at the Neighborhood Playhouse
last February. It's atmosphere of New

York is caught more vividly into the
stage direction; and since it is played
in something like fifteen or twenty
scenes, it would have been difficult to
present convincing suggestions of the
Mr. Faragoh has not attempted to
catch a single street in New York, nor
a definite or identifiable section of the,
city, but he attempts to focus in his
drama the spiritual ethos of the'
metropolis. In his own words, "the
visible architectural 'feel' of New
York: concrete, and stone and steel
and iron....." His characters are
described in the same way. They are
not definitely given as tangible hu-
man beings but rather as composite
people. The Guy, the Jane, the Book-
keeper, the Lady Friend, the Fast
Woman, the Sugar Daddy--hey are
all an essence rather than an act-
Moreover in the present edition the
play has been materially added to-
for in many places in production only
the impression of the restless move-
ment of the city, the recurrent flow of
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