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THE MICHIGAN DAILY TI-URSDA

Published every morning except Monday
during the University year by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.
Member of Western Conference Editorial
Association.
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titled to the use for republication of all news
dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
credited in this paper and the local news pub-
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'ard Street.
Phones: Editorial. 4925; Business 21214.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone 4925'
MANAGING EDITOR ti
JO H. CHAMBERLIN

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cusation, however, when the facts are
clear. Russia, at the present time,
being by economic and social nature
incapable of waging war, has done
what is quite natural under the cir-
cumstances- she has proposed that
other nations be reduced to the level
where they are unable to make war.
It is not necessary to seek an ul-
terior motive under this cold fact-
for human nature itself would con-
tradict any such motive. The Russian
government has acted perfectly nat-
urally under the circumstances, and
while their proposal is of rather
doubtful value, any allegation of in-
sincerity, such as the present one,, is
quite likely to be ill-founded.
IDEALISM IN POLITICS
Those who revert to subtle expres-
sion often run the risk of being mis-
understood. Their remark intended
to point out a fault by showing it
in exaggerated form may often be
taken seriously and so misinterpret-
ed. With all respect to the author of
the campus opinion in this column,
such seems to be the case with The
Daily's recent editorial "Out of the
Bag" on the latest fraud expose in
the Republican party.
At the outset, it should be, said
that The Daily has no more sym-
pathy with the corruption of the Re-
publican or any other party than is
apparent in the accompanying opin-
ion.

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TOSTD ROLL
THE
DAILY
L ELECTION IS
YESTERDAY THE DAILY held a
straw vote to find out the feeling on
the campus in regard to presidential
prospects. The students were re-
quested to put names and telephone
numbers on the ballots.
* * *
WE HAVE OUR suspicions and we
are personally going to see that all
ballots turned in by women students
are destroyed. Of course, here and
there one may be held out because
the telephone number is good look-
ing. No, pardon us, we mean the
girl.

THEATER
BOOKS
MUSIC

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Editor.....................Ellis B. Merry
Editor Michigan Weekly.. Charles E. Behymer
Staff Editor..............Philip C. Brooks
City Editor............Courtland C. Smith
Women's Editor........Marian L. Welles
Sports Editor ...........Herbert E. Vedder
Theater, Books and Music.Vincent C. Wall, Jr.
Assistant City Editor.....Richard C. Kurvink.
Night Editors
Robert E. Finch G. Thomas McKean
J. Stewart Hooker Kenneth G. Patrick
Paul J. Kern Nelson J. Smith, Jr.
Milton Kirshbaum
Reporters
Esther Anderson John H. Maloney
Margaret Arthur Marion McDonald
Alex A. Bochnowski Charles S. Monroe
Jean Campbell Catherine Price
Tessie Church Harold L. Passmian
Blanchard W. Cleland Morris W. Quinn
Clarence N. Eaetu' Rita Rosenthal
Margaret Gross Pierce Rosenberg
Valborg Egeland Eleanor Seribner
Marjorie F-limer Corinne Schwarz
James B. Freeman Robert G. Silbar'
Robert J. Gessner Howard F. Simon
Elaine E. Gruber George E. Simons
Alice Hagelshaw Rowena Stillman
Joseph E0. Howell Sylvia Stonef
J. Wallace Hushen George Tilley
Charles R. Kaufman Bert. K. Tritscheller
William F. Kerby Edward L. Warner, Jr.
Lawrence R. Klein Benjamin S. Washer
Donald J. Kline Leo J. Yoedicke
Sally Knox' Joseph Zwerdling
Tack L. Lait, Jr.'
BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 21214
BUSINESS MANAGER
WILLIAM: C.PUSCH
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Advertising..............Richard A. Meyw
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Assistants
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Carl W. Hammer
THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1923
Night Editor-NELSON J. SMITH, Jr.

* * *
AS WE .GO to press, which is hours
before the final vote has been de-
termined, it seems that the campus
has cast a heavy vote in favor of
a fellow by the name of Hoover.
THIS FELLOW HOOVER seems to
be a good man, all right, but then he
has carried the intelligent vote and
that speaks poorly for any man's
chances.
* * *
AS NEAR AS we could find out the
students have supported the tradi-
tion of the State of Michigan and
have given an overwhelming majority
to the Republican party. Seems too
bad, but we imagine the only reason
the vote wasn't unanimous is that
there are several southern students
in the University.
* *
BOLT SAW TO it personally that
he received one vote.
* * *

To be sure, political parties would
be much better off without men prone
to engage in fraudulent dealing. It
would also be better if party men
would try to keep their own houses
clean rather than "keeping mum."
Likewise, it would be nice if an honor
system could be established and main-
tained in every line of human en-
deavor.
Yet, even to set forth the ideal-
ism of youth or persons younger, ser-
ious support of the latter measure
particularly would be extremely non-
sensical. Idealism should be indeed
heeded; but it should also be tem-
pered with knowledge of human na-
ture.
The factors precluding an honor
system in party politics are too num-
erous and significant to mention. Even
in the country's colleges, supposedly
the home of idealism, the honor sys-
tem of examinations will work only
under conditions rarely found.
Reform in government administra-
tion should not be slackened; per-
sons engaged in fraudulent dealing
should be severely prosecuted; cand-
idates for public office with ques-
tionable records should be refused;
but it is silly to expect to accom-
plish all that immediately which pre-
viously has taken decades.
CAMPUS OPINION
Annonymous communications will be
disregarded. The names of communi-
cants will, however, be regarded as
confidential upon request. Letters pub-
lished should not be construed as ex-
pressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily.

DEMOCRACY AND EFFICIENCY
If some completely authoritative
and understanding intelligence should
characterize' Italy under Mussolini
with all its implications, the result
would very probably include all the
significant statements made in , the
Nitti-McClure debate on the rule of
I1 Duce. Mr. McClure and Dr. Vib-
cenzo each presented different as-
pects of Fascist rule both of which
could be true without great jeopardy
to the other.
There is little doubt that the Fas-
cists have efficiently administered
government with great benefits to
Italy since Mussolini became prime
minister. The forced increase of in-
dustry and the ordered decrease of
waste could have no other effect on
the country.
On the other hand, it is equally
clear that many privileges concomi-
tant with democratic government have
been withdrawn. Suppression of news-
papers is probably the outstanding
example. Yet, at the same- time it
may be true, as Mr. McClure as-
serts, that these restrictions have not
appeared as a wrongdoing in the eyes
of 40,000,000 people.
Italy is furnishing another exam-;
ple that a wisely dictated government
may bring greater prosperity and
welfare than the humanly operated,
but only moderately efficient rule.
Their poverty in natural resources and
their overpopulation makes the dif-
ference very significant to the Ital-t
iahs. .

THE HAPPY COLLEGIANS I
By Hot Stuff
Chapter IV
As you know, dear reader, we is
waiting for a driver for the paddy
wagon and as we has just been turn-
ed down by Geologist Hobbs, we is
on the rocks sota speak.
But Hobbs comes through. He
quick points to a line of mixed stu-
dents coming along two by two: "I
has a geology class on a field trip
here," sezze. "Try them."
Well, so the captain of the crew
he ups and ats 'em and gives the
class an oral bluebook on "Can you
drive a Car?" The flunks 99 44-100
pure being forced to admit that it's
been so long since they've driven a
car that they don't even remember
how to strip a set of gears.
So-it looks as if we has to walk,
'but the sergeant sprouts an idea. He
quick runs over and calls up Ann
Arbor High school and in thirty min-
utes by my Ingersoll-twenty min-
utes by the campus clock-a couple
of their freshmen comes up, meets
the boys, and takes the wheel of the
patrol wagon. Stuff and I and the
two skirts quick piles in the car, but
those dig-danged ornery cops pulls
us back.
"You can ride," they says, "BUT
NOT TODAY."
Mary (that's the girl friend) lets
out a roar and drenches the new-
mown hay with a flow of tears that
raises the mean average rainfall a
couple of inches for the day. "I never j
yet had to get out of a car and
walk," she moans.
(To be continued)
A LAWYER STUDYING
Just A Poor Boy Gone Mad
Blue hats, green hats,
Red hats, Gray hats,+
Saucy hats, Naughty hats,
Plain old staid hats,
Brilliant hued gay hats,
Parade each hour
Down the walk in front of me. ;
Sales and Evidence,
Wills and Insurance,
Trial and Appellate Practice,
All are waiting for me.1
Good Lord how can I concentrate t
Elucidate such subjects
While hats, hats of co-edsl
My window shows to me. C
Poison Ivy. l
* * * K

TONIGHT: The twenty-fourth
annual Junior Girls' Play, "For
the Love of Pete," in the Whlit-
ney theater at 8:15 o'clock.
* .* *
"FOR THE LOVE OF PETE"
A review, by Jo ll. Chamberlin
A refreshing reassurance has been
given the 5,000 campus cynics left in
th wake of the Union Opera with
the current edition of the Junior
Girls' Play now running at the Whit-
ney. The production, with few im-
perfections, moves with balance and
precision. The singing is competent,
the dancing quickened with new
steps, and the dialogue runs rapidly
but doesn't stumble. Tritely speak-
ing, it is a creditable show, good en-
tertainment, in its satire on intellect-
ualism, for both faculty and inmates
of this institution.
Tossing the nosegays, one should
go to Theodora Maloy whose imper-
sonation of Peter meets expectations.
Shirley King as Clare sings pleasingly
and loud enough to be heard over the
house (in contrast to recent whisper-
ing soloists), the Gruber-McCurdy
comic affaire registers, Dorothy Ack-
erman is sympathetically pedagogical,
and Geraldine Porter takes compe-
tantly a somevwhat -easily abused role.
Alma Scheirick falls easily into the
requirements of the professorial Fis-
bee. Jean Currie as the head of the
floating university where education
and the wild waves meet and Dor-
othy Lyons as the escaped laboratory
lover, Algeron Apperson Aspinwall,
both have their moments.
As for the dancing the chorus move-
ments are precise, sometimes Tiller-
esque in execution. Theodora Maloy's
specialty in overalls, Leone Lee's
skipping rope number, and Shirley
King's waltz were received with con-
siderable enthusiasm. Vera "V." John-
ston's specialty as the girl in blue
who wanted 'a man was one of the
best of the show but Miss Johnston
does not have the numbers her ability
merits. I 'cotld spend hours.....
While the book is satisfactory it
would be greatly improved by the
speedy demise of the more obvious lo-
calized wisecracks. Most go over.
Some don't. It's not so easy to pro-
ject one's self back to the land of
the Mediocre after some allusion to
the ambiguity or eccentricity of a
local faculty luminary. The dramatic
moments are fully realized by the
cast but the intervening dialogue
could be cut in places to remove the
slight let down. The Merrick-Evans
sets and costumes are adequate, above
the usual run of canvas, tinsel, and
gilt.
Directrix Minna Miller has done a
good job utilizing the possibilities
of the book. If directing a Junior
Girls' Play were confined to the play
proper it wouldn't be such a job but
playing the egotism and playing up
the obscured talents of a hundred
odd stage struck juniors IS some-
thing of a task.
"THE BARKER"
Nifty Miller ... Charles Warburton
Chris Miller......Robert Henderson
Carrie ........Kate Holland Patton
Lou ................ Frances Dade
Ma Benson.........Velma Royton
Colonel Goudy ........ Franz Rothe
Hap ....... . ... Samuel Bonnell
Doc ...............Robert Wetzel

Sailor West.;..........Harold May
Cleo ................ Licette Moulin !
The next offering of the Rockford
Players will be "The Barker" with
th-e above cast. Of all the rugged
ways up Parnassus, the author of this
play, Kenyon Nicholson, has probably
chosen the most rugged, for the Muses
have gone New England and have ac-
quired a shiny dew outfit of neuroses;
their favor is obtained most easily by
>eating out, on a set of dishpans, a
version, in a minor key, of the/ temp-
:ations of Paphnutius. They have any I
amount of disdain for a play, about
lemental and uncomplicated people,
ike "The Barker." In spite of scorn
owever, this' picture of carnival life
s a good melodrama. It shows us
he naive and sentimental carnival
>lk-their hopes and their disappoint-
vents, and it also gives us color and
avour of those who make their living
'om the exploition -of freaks. H. M.
A NEW VENTURE
rmn Pn a nd 7nn1 C4 - . - _ts, .

WHAT STAND?'
To those who have -appreciated the
liberalism and fairmindedness of TheI
Daily as expressed in the large ma-I
jority of its editorials, the one of
Thursday entitled "Out of the Bag"
comes as a shock.
At first reading I thought it must
have been intended for sarcasm, yet
there were the following unmodified
statements:
"How much better it would be
if the Republicans were to find
.onme clever and astute crooks
to head their party finances --
some men wb. could think and
keep quiet. . .
and

Of course, as with Germany, the
stern rule of a few may prove nearly
disastrous if it starts on some wild
course. In such emergency, the ap-
plicable control of democracy is
worthwhile, even at the expense of
some previous inefficiency.
ThoLgh as a debate, the arguments
failed to clash, they were illumina-
tive of Italianaffairs. Michigan, par-
ticularly Monday night's audience
may be very grateful to the two gen-
tlemen for their escorts.
INSINCERET
The plan of the Soviet government
to scrap all war materials, recently
presented to the preparatory com-
mission disarmament by Maxim Lit-
vinoff has been styled as insincere by
Lord Cushendun, representing the

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"It is asking almost too much
to request that any political
party adhere to high principles
of integrity in its dealings, to in-
stall an honor system in finance."
Can the editor really mean such
things in truth and not in sarcasm?
In order to. clarify his position with
his readers, not only here in the Uni-
versity but also in other colleges it
seems as if further comment is neces-
sary, particularly on such questions,
for instance, as the following:
1. Do the political parties stand
in need of men who will carry on
the practices of Fall, Daughterty, and
Hays but improve on their technique
by not getting found out?
2. Certain other Republican party
leaders knew what was going on some
years ago but kept mum, making ap-
parently no attempt to clean things
up from either within or without.
Was this policy best in the long run
for either the Republican party or
the country as a Whole?
3. Is it not worth while to try to
establish the honor system in every
ine of human activity ?

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WE HAVE ON hand a story sent
us entitled "The Modern Paul Re-
vere." It relates how the mighty
Paul turns down many offers of his-
pitality to ride on and save the people
from the British, we print the last epi-
sode of aPul's ride:
Galopp! Galoop! Galoop! Knock,
Knock! Knock!
"Who's there?" (sweetly)I
"Paul Revere. The British are com-
ing!"
"Won't you come in Paul?" (real
sweetly)
"Nope, Can't. Got to save the peo-
ple."
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