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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1927
Night Editor-PAUL J. KERN
GOVERNING MORONS
Mad Benito Mussolini has found a
number of crazy things to do in his
comparatively short regime as dicta-
tor of Italy-together with the few
sound measures he has enacted. Each
new step seems more insane and ab-
surd than the preceding ones, as he
goes on and on, and his latest con-
tribution to the progress of democracy
-the abolition of the popular ballot
and the popular election, appears to
be the masterpiece of his collection.
Of course, Benito dares not an-
nounce to the world that he has abol-
ished the popular election, for that
would sound almost as that Mr. Mus-
solini were becoming dictatorial; but
he has carefully cloaked the measure
by announcing that universal suffrage
will be abolished, which sounds just
mildly offensive.

Upon investigation, however, this
not so distressing announcemenit be-
comes afreally revolutionary step, for
in connection with it comes a plan
whereby only the candidates of one
political party can enter the field, and
this political party will be composed
entirely of Fascisti.
Nominations for political office will
hereafter be made by the Grand
Council of the Fascisti, which Mus-
solini himself appoints and bullies
into submission on ma'tters of policy.
After this nomination, by Mussolini,
the names of the candidates will be
placed on the only party ticket allow-
ed in the election, and they will be
voted on by Fascisti only. Thus put-
ting Mussolini's men on the only ticket
in Mussolini's elections; to be voted
on only by members of Mussolini's
party.
The subterfuge is not even subtle
enough to be clever. It is a rank af-
front to what intelligence we still
ascribe to Italy. It removes Mussolini
and his parity as far from the control
of the popular ballot as the most des-
potic kings of the Middle Ages, and it1
leaves only one recourse to his en-,
emies-revolution.
It has the advantage, the Italian
press admits, of "saving election ex-
penses," and that is about the onlyf
advantage that can be claimed for it.1
It has the quality of dubious merit,
also, of keeping Mussolini and hist
surrounding conspirators in power as

solini have found, however, that gov-
ernment without the support of the
people is impossible, and even the do-
cile Italians may some day reach the
point where intimidation, force, and
oligarchy may not seem attractive to
them. For governing a race of in-
capable morons, Mr. Mussolini's meth-
ods would be perfect; but if Italy has
even a semblance of the intelligence
which is generally ascribed to civiliz-
ed nations, Mussolini and the crowd
that supports his despotism will soon-
er or later go toppling from the dicta-
torship they have built in Italy.
Democracy can be abolished, national
intelligence affronted, national views
distorted, but this can only go on for
a short time; it can not last forever.
NOT WITHOUT MENTION
After 47 years of faithful service to
his country, during which time he
served in two wars and was decorated
by three governments, Rear Admiral
Hilary P. Jones, senior 'officer of the
United States Navy, will retire today
at 'the age of 64 years.
Behind him Admiral Jones leaves a
glorious record. Attaining distinction
in the Samoan disaster in 1889, he
rounded out his career by serving as
a delegate to the recent Geneva con-
ference on limitation of armament.
During the Spanish-American war Ad-
miral Jones was on patrol duty with
Admiral Sampson's fleet, and during
the time of the World war commanded
the Newport News division of the
cruiser and transport forces, more
than a quarter of a million troops em-
barking under his personal supervision.
In 1921 he became commander-in-chief
of the Atlantic fleet and a year later
of the United States fleet. His decora-
tions include the distinguished service
medal, the French legion of honor
medal and one by the Brazilian gov-
ernment.
Rear Admiral Jones is indeed de-
serving of the highest respect of the
people of the nation he has served so
well, and of the many tributes which
have been accorded him.
FOR THE BEST
Of utmost importance to the na-
tion's readers and for the best inter-
ests of the newspaper profession the
world over is the formation of the now
association of newspaper correspon-
dents in Washington, to "cover" for
foreign readers what transpires in
the national and international aspects
of American life.
The announcement of the new press
organization, made this week by Rob-
ert P. Remy, manager of the American
Bureau of the Havas News agency,
Paris, further serves to emphasize
Washington's place in the limelight
of international events. Practically
all important capitals of the world,
including London, Paris and Berlin, at
the present time have similar group-
ings of foreign newspapermen.
Recognizing 'the fact that the news-
papers of the world play an influential
part in directing the outlook on na-
tional and international events as they
may arise, it is significant that the
new body will make its headquarters
at the National Press club, thus af-
fording opportunities for a closer
union between newspapermen repre-
sentative of the various nations.
All in all it looks as though the for-
mation of such an association at this
time is one of the most important de-
velopments in the newspaper profes-
sion in recent years, and a move that
is bound to leave its mark upon the
future history of the dissemination of
national and international news inas-
much as it indirectly tends toward
bringing about a better understanding
between peoples.

AMERICAN OUTLOOK
The larger and less literary maga-
zines are devoting much space to pe$-
sonal revelations, so called, of public
celebrities. This slavish hero wor-
ship which demands that an aurora of
glamour be cast around its heroes
and which swallows alike the expla-
nations of much misunderstood pre-
war royalty and the alibis of famous
fistic champions is not indicative of
the hard boiled attitude which our in-
tellectuals fondly imagine colors the
American outlook.
The public is eternally the same.
Menken's latest protest is sure to be a
"best seller" but so always is the sen-
timental story of Harold Bell Wright.
It must hurt the pride of Detroit's
bootleggers to feel that they are still
outnumbered by 12,000 votes in the
municipal elections. Perhaps the next
time Mayor Smith runs, however, they
can register 12,000 additional times.
Wanted: Issue of newspaper pub-
lished since May, 1927, which does not
have Colonel Lindbergh's name or pic-
ture on the front page. A substantial
reward will be payed.
Mexico has been remarkably free
from assassinations recently, and ap-
parently the revolutionary marksmen
are slipping, since they only managed
to wound General Obregon Sunday.

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CON VTEII NN nt
With much yawning and diligent
conservation of excess energy, the
self-appointed delegates to the Inter-
fraternity council gathercd yesterday
to make their monthlydecision that
something ought to be done about it.
The meeting almost resulted in a
complete adjournment ten minutes
after the time set for beginning. But
somebody scraped a chair as lie start-
ed to slip out. . That awakened the
presideit, and lie saved the afternoon
by calling the meeting to order.
The treasurer's report disclosed the
doleful news that six fraternities had
faile to pay their dues. The treasurer
was assured that the terrible threat
of expulsion would no doubt at once
draw forth the missing funds.
* *. *
At last it was time for the report
of the committee appointed to draw
up resolutions regarding the auto ban
and football dances. The committee
reported that they had decided there
was no use in drawing up a resolution
opposing the dances after football
games. A few of the new delegates
were surprised.
* * *

THEATER
BOOKS
THE MINES
"Seventh Heaven," by Austin
Strong, has been chosen as the next
show for The Mimes Players. It may
be remembered as the John Golden
production of some five years ago, in
which lien Mencken and George
Gaul pulled one another out of Parisian
sewers. It was exceptionally success-
ful at that time and has recently been
into a movie with Janet Gaynor and
Charles Farrell.
As a playwright Mr. Austin's talent
manifests in this particular opus not
upon an observation of human nature,
but upon a careful analysis of thea-
trical nature. He is concerned prin-
cipally with the manner in which an
audience reacts to his characters,
thinking, dreaming, loving and hating
on the stage. In this respect he has
made obeisance to the artificial in the
theater, and has utilized all the tricks
and hokum that make for the popular
drama.
It is for this reason that Mr. Aus-
tin's "Seventh heaven" as a drama is
just about what "Les Miserables"
would be if George M. Cohan would

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The committee sprung a surprise by make an adaptation of it for the speak- I
presenting a resolution on the auto ing stage. In short, there are all the
ban. Even though it sounded as type characters romanticized and
though written in pretty much of a moulded into an exceptional creation
hurry, the ideas weren't so bad. of the theater. It is a masterpiece
* * * of its kind, and for that reason should1
Immediately someone suggested it prove to be Mimes most popular bill
would be better to give the matter of the semester.
more consideration, and save it until * *
the next meeting. Another delegate "ARMS AND THE MAN"
thought it too aggressive, thus auto- Bernard Shaw's "Arms and the
matically making it inappropriate for Man"-the first of the Theater Guild
the Interfraternity council. plays will be given this Thursday)
* * * night in the Whitney theater. This is,)
The vote to table the resolution of course, Shaw's satire of things mil-
won by a vote of 4 to 1. By the time F itary and our romantic idolatry of
the rest of the delegates had found them. It was transformed into a mu-
out the question that was being voted sical version titled as "The Chocolate
on, the result had been determined. Soldier," and as such is familiar to
* **all theater-goers of a decade ago. In-
If only the Regents could be in- cidentally, George Gaul, mentioned
duced to give the resolution so much above as the original Chico in
consideration it might have a chance. "Seventh Heaven" will play the lead
* * * in the present production.
IIOBBS MAKES LAST MINUTE * * *
RETURN THE ASTAIRE SHOW
Professor William Herbert Hobbs, There seems to be great speculation
Michigan's unique contribution to the abroad concerning "Funny Face," the
science of weather prophesy, arrived new Fred and Adele Astair musical
back in Ann Arbor just in time to be comedy which has recently opened out
present at the annual struggle with of town. Allen Kearns, last seen in
the Navy. this country with Queenie Smith in
*" * "Tip Toes" has been imported from
"The defeat of the Navy proves that England (after his London managers
we are neglecting our system of na- had been paid $10,000 for his release);
tional defense," was his unofficial George Gershwin is adding some more
declaration. "I wish Sherwood Eddy music to his score; Robert Benchley
had been here to see the weakening is no longer writing the lyrics-an
effect of his accursed pacifism." item that calls forth some specula-
tion; and Paul Gerard Smith is co-
Professor Hobbs attributed the author with Fred Thompson of the
Michigan victory to the fact that the book. It will be shown in New York
local I. 0. T. C. unit had acquired on Tuesday, November 22.
six new uniiorms this year.
*"THE SHANGHAI GESTURE"
A review, by Robert 'Wetzel
Last Sunday night Detroit's Sabbat,
SPECIAL NOTICE calm, broken only by the usual week-
For Football Squad Only end misbehaviors, was further shat-
______ tered by the arrival of "The Shanghai
MAKE HESTON PAY HIS BET! Gesture," a notorious importation
from East of Suez via Manhattan. The
piece is from the atelier of that dis-
* * * tinguished Orientalist, the Hon. Al
ONLY A FALSE ALARM Woods; and in it, that shrewd hucks-
In the interests , of science and ter of the hokums, ever eager to in-
whom, it may concern, the Rolls inves- struct the public if there's money in
tigating committee has been laboring it, has seemingly snatched up the
for a week to spike the rumor that mantle of Mr. Burton Holmes, con-
the M and N sections were omitted ductiing a spacious tour of the Celes-
from the current student directory. tial metropolis in terms not so much
* * * I of the lantern slide and the travelogue,
We sympathize with ithe managing but rather of the clandestine and for-
editor, because of the limited time bidden post-card.
available. And if necessary we would The gesture of the title is a dra.-
have printed the whole omitted section matic one, not to be confused with the
right here in Rolls to rectify the mis- joining of the thumb to the nose; and
take. the plot, a shrewd employment of the
* * * more venerable chicaneries, tells of
Of course there are probably a lot sundry adventures in a Shanghai
i of errors. Besides, it is a custom for house of-well, you know, which in
editors to omit the names of their fav. size apparently approximates the
orite coeds, to make them a little more proportions of Ferry Field. The mis-
inaccessible. tress of the establishment is a Manchu
* * * princess coyly styled Mother Goddom,
But you can't expect everything for who after ruining the English lord who I
a dollar. As f(e editor's roommate, at one time seduced her, or something,
who by the way was one whose name makes the discovery--some forty-five
did not appear, remarked, "We're minutes after everyone in the audi- I
probably lucky to get anything at all." ence has done so--that a particularly
. I attractive nymphomaniac in the bag-
nio is her own daughter.
SAs PYOUR TORIack, thesThough apparently written rather
At last Professor Jack, the statewith a bludgeon than with the con-
department's all-Scottish holdback,3 ventional typewriter, it proved a di-
has slipped into Ann Arbor and has verting spectacle, providing that you
taken over the task of putting the check your sense of humor with your
rhetoric department on the faculty. hat and coat. In sooth, it is a moral
tale, although many assert that it
Already instructors have begun to should have its mouth rinsed-for it
request shorter themes from their) demonstrates the eternal truth that
students. It saves ink, paper, as well the wages of sin is a good box office;
as the time of everyone concerned however, the jeune fille is hereby ad-
* * * bjured not to, take her parents. The
Railroad trains will be abolished by piece has been mounted in impeccable

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Whitney Theatre
NOVEMBER 17
NEW YORK THEATRE GUILD
presents
The Theatre Guild Repertory
Company with
George Gaul and Florence
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