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THE MTC.H 1r1AN DAILY

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Editor...................Ellis B. Merry
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City Editor...........Courtland C. Smith
Women's Editor........ Marian L. Welles
Sports Editor. ........Herbert E. Vedder
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Assistant City Editor. .. . Richard C. Kurvink,
Night Editors
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J. Stewart Hooker Kenneth G. Patrick
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Reporters
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that any inkling of the relation be-
tween Teapot Dome and these first
characters was disclosed, and today
the people are looking bruised and
surprised as each day turns up still
another link in the chain of evidence.
For the benefit of those who do
not yet see the picture as a whole
a few references will not be amiss.
It has long been the policy of a few
big bosses, particularly in the 17
states using the presidential primary,
to dupe the unsuspecting voters into
supporting a "native son"; the bosses
would then arm themselves with the
votes for this leader and proceed to
the famous hotel bedroom conference,
where they would barter them for
power and favor. One of these latter
power seekers was Hamon, who saw
no better way of getting the naval
oil reserves than to get himself ap-
pointed Secretary of the Interior in
Harding's cabinet. All would have
gone well had not the newly-acquired
respectability of the oil magnate de-
manded the forsaking of a woman
with whom he had been on intimate
terms-a woman who preferred to
murder- him rather than be forsaken.
When the sensationalism killed Ha-
mon's chances Fall stepped in, and
with the unsuspecting assistance of
Denby and Roosevelt in the navy de-
partment the oil leases were soon
transferred to the Department of the
Interior and thence to Sinclair and{
Doheny. What happened to the im-
mense amount of money provided for
this exchange is now known-part
went to Fall and part into the cam-
paign fund of the Republican party,
where it is now causing considerable
embarrassment to such national fig-,
ures as WillHays, Secretary Mel-
lon, .and others.
It is now too late to rectify these
errors, or even to punish the offend-
ers, but not too late to learn a les-
son.

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GENTLEMEN
PREFER
BLONDES
THE LIGHT-HEADS SEEM to be
taking the town by storm. The Mich-
igan theater has the light brigade
bill slated to start tomorrow. Then
the stock company is going to take
a crack at Anita Loos in about a
week._

* * *I
THE WRITERS, be it understood,
are merely substituting in the absence
°f the renowned Jeb, now vacationing.
We Pnow his weakness, a fondness
for the blonde ensemble, and so dedi-
cate this column to him.
WE ARE NOT press agenting, al-
though passes should be meted out
by local theater managers in accord-
ance with the success of this free ad-
vertising.*
*THEATER MANAGERS, please
note.
* * *
ROLLS WILL distribute free admis-
sion tickets for the movie perform-
ance. BUT NOT TODAY.
RUTH TAYLOR, who is to star as
one of the main boasts of the washed-
out, was chosen from 200 applicants
to play the role of Lorelei Lee. She
hails from this state, but didn't go
to the University. With the latter as
the first point in her favor, it might
be added that the following descrip-
tion hardly does her justice:
Lorelei Lee is a babe you all know,
Whether or not you have gone to
the show;
She's quick and she's neat,
She's blonde and she's nice,
You look at her once-
Then you look at her twice.
She's the one of your dreams
When she's put to the test,
And of all the sweet girls
She's the one you like best.

Advertising..............Richard A. ey'r
Advertising.........Arthur M. Hinkley
Advertising... . Edward L. Hulse
Advertising.......---John W. Ruswinckel
Accounts, ............... Raymond Wachtr
Circulation.......'....George B. Ahn, Jr.
Publication .............. Harvey Talott
Assis'ants
George Bradley Ray Hofelich
Maie Brummeer IHal A. Jaehn
^.a'e Lrrpcr James Jordan 1
°Carles K. Correll Mtar ion Kerr
Barbara Croell Tha e .Lenington
e1s e hge'ad Catherine McKinven
Bessie V. Egeland Dorothy Lyons
Ieer Alex K. Scherer
Katherine Frohne George Spater
Douglass Fuller Ruth Thompson
Beatrice Greenberg Herbert . Varnun
Helen Gross Lawrence Walkley
" ,T Haimmer Hlannah Wallen
Carl W. Hammer
SATURDAY, MARtCH 24, 1928
Night Editor-G. THOMAS MKEAN
CONGRATULATIONS
After two months of preparation,
during which time no effort has been
spared by the eight student commit-
teeMnen in charge, the first engineer-
ing open house since 1915-one of the
most laudable enterprizes undertaken
on the campus this year-was open-
ed to the public yesterday.
The results which the engineers
have attained. in their showing are
extremely commendable. Not only
have choice exhibits from distant
points been secured, but painstaking
efforts have been put forth to re-
present the scope and nature of the
engineering work in the college here.
To exclaim, in a burst of enthusiasm,
that tie present display is the great-
est ever attempted here would per-
haps be unfair to the energetic class-
es of more than a decade ago; but to
say that it is an extremely worth-
while and interesting exhibit is no
more. than justice.
It is in regard to this question of
expansion moreover, that serious
doubts may be raised, for the old en-
gineering open houses, steadily aug-
menting in elaborateness and scope,
finally, died under their own weight
when they commenced to occupy too
large a portion of the students' time.
A showing such as the present one
is intensely valuable and highly worth-
while, and it is to be sincerely hoped
that the affair can be made annual,
for the benefit of the University, with
somewhat of the commendable sanityI
which has characterized the laudabler
showing of the present time.
A NATIONAL ENLIGHTENMENT
Many of the tricks peculiar to big
politics have been openly hinted andl
guessed at during the laat few years,
but the sum total of effect on the
public has been negligible, principal-
ly because there has never been any
effective tie-up with the big prob-
lems and the figures behind them.I
Probably the first and most strikingF
instance of this kind is the mess re-i
sulting from the oil investigation.s
Every day strengthens the searchlightt
and broadens its scope, and the pub-
lic tremblingly awaits the shattering'
of yet another idol.
-Seven years ago the startling ande
sordid murder of Big Jake Hamon,a
an oil millionaire, anticipated thea

ACHIEVEMENT
A thrilling chapter in the histor
of man's "unceasing battle agains
the elements has been writte]
by Henge Bangsted and Pro
James Church, of the Universit
Greenland expedition, with thei
return Saturday from their tri
inland over the Greenland ice-cap t
observe weather conditions. A story
rivalling many tales of adventure i
C peril and hardship has been relate
by the radio messages received, an
though it is still too 'early to tel
whether their winter excursion wil
bear any startling scientific purport
the cause of weather prediction wil
have advanced even in the knowledg
that the condition, of the ice-cap i
inconsequential, if such is found to b(
the case.
The expedition of these two men
in the face of considerable peril and
the mid-winter hardships of Green-
land, is truly an accomplishment. The
spirit of the University, in its loftiesi
phase, accompanied them in thei
hazardous journey, and 1(he entire
University joins in sincere felicitation
for the high order of successful scien-
tific achievement which has attended
their efforts.
"WRITE ME DOWN AN ASS"
The Chicago schoolboard, with blus-
tering ostentation characteristic of
that body, has written the final chap-
ter in the protracted combat over Wil-
liam MacAndrew, and the superin-
tendent has been dismissed. A pro-
British ring, foisting insidious propa-
ganda on the entire country through
the Carnegie foundation, the Cecil
Rhodes scholarships, and the Eng-
lish Speaking union, has been men-
tioned as the basis of the whole anti-
American difficulty by the board--and
MacAndrew, a minion of the British,
has been consequently expelled.
That is the way the report of the
school board reads; and perhaps, if
the school board !s fortunate, there
will be several others through the na-
tion who will agree with it. To the
large c.nd vast majority of the outside
public, however, the vote of six to
two by which MacAndrew was ousted
reveals six of the members of the
Chicago school board each standing
up in turn and re2iting a brief but
poined quotation from a rather capa-
ble British dramatist-"Write me
down an ass." The application is
rather insulting to innocent Dogberry
and Verges, of course, and compli-
mentary to the knowledge of Shakes-
peare which probably does not exist
in Chicago; but it seems singularly
suitable to the case of the superin-
tendent ousted by the bigotry of a
"tolerant" city.
The interest aroused in the color-
ed folk, and their supposedly warm
and palpitating doings, by such novels
as "Nigger Heaven," "Porgy," and

THEATER
BOOKS
MUSIC
TONIGHT:- The twenty-fourth
annual Junior Girls' Play, "For
the Love of Pete," in the Whitney
theater at 8:15 o'clock.
* * *
BARRE HILL
Barre Hill, one of the most suc-
cessful graduates of the Union Opera
in recent years, has been steadily ar-
riving for the past two seasons. Last
year he arrived principally in Detroit,
and this season his activities were
transferred to Chicago and environs.
His most recent triumphs have been
in the contracts for opera this sum-
mer and next season. He is singing
the entire German repertory of the
Cincinnati Opera, this summer, and
"Carmen" and "Pagliacci" with the
American Opera company next year;
also a debut in "Carmen" at the Chi-
cago Civic next season, as well as
a,New York recital.
* * *
"FOR THE LOVE OF PETE"
A review, by Phillip C. Brooks
Here is a task-adding praise to
justified paeans of praise already pub-
lished! Frankly and briefly, "For the
Love of Pete," provided for me more
fun than any other campus produc-
tions I have seen. And that not mean-
ing just low comedy fun, for this show
is a splendid example of a good play
well done.
As this is the first Junior Girls'
Play I've seen (thank God or
not, as the case may be), I can't
use the already tried and true method
of comparing it to previous ones. But
there are other campus shows it can
be compared to, and it has them bad-
ly beaten.
The girls make better men than
the boys do women, it would seem.
Add to that fact the realization that
here is a group of girls ably directed
to the minute details, organized by
someone with real vision, iMinna Mil-
ler, and seeming to enter the work
thoroughly themselves, and you have
it.
Shirley King is unquestionably as
able an actress as has been produced
here this year, besides being a musical
comedy star in dancing and singing.
Paired with the highly commendable
Theodora Maloy, she makes a very
strong lead.
Vera Johnston features both in her
personal dance number, which
brought down' the house-justifiably-
and in her work of directing all the
dancing. Thy are nearly all versa-
tile actresses.
The hook and lines are not strong,
but are adequate, and especially so
since the whole show has enough in-
herent life and attractiveness to carry
itself without depending on a lot of
cracks of uncertain humor value.
Well executed settings and clever
lighting effects give the show a good
foundation. If the girls enjoy doing
this as much as they appear to, they
deserve the pleasure, for all the ardu-
ous work they, have been. A fact ob-
vious enough to be worth noting is
that the only people I have heard
say they didn't like the Junior Girls'
Play were the boys from the Union
Opera.
"DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS"

Sam Harris and Hassard Short,
makers of "Cradle Snatchers," are
presenting one of the stars of that
show in a-new comedy entitled "Don't
Count Your Chickens," by Robert Ris-
kin and Edith Fitzgerald, which will
play at the Cass theater in Detroit
or a brief engagement beginning Sun-
lay night. Mary Boland is the lady
vho is being featured, and with her
ire various others from late suc-
cesses, notably Sylvia Sidney-the
niniature Katherine Cornell-, Ray-
nond Sackett, Maude Eburne, Charles
Eaton, Anna Thomas, and Joseph Rob-
nson.

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She's fast and she's frenzied,
Makes any man bow;
Believe me, my children,
She sure is a wow.
* * *
IT HAS BEEN RUMORE;D that to-
day's editors ,of this column are not
exactly alike. For want of a way
to -make the point effective, we quote'
the lines from the Junior Girls' play:
"I guess men and women aren't just'
built alike." Being nine o'clock babies
we found it difficult to keep ift step
with the ROLLS tradition of making
late investigations.
* * *
AT A LATE HOUR LAST NIGHT,
however, we were in our respectiveI
beds while the ROLLS editorial board
went on an interview tour to find
some campus sentiment on why
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES.(
We submit some of the major de.
ductions:
TINY HERB-Daily Sporting Ed.-
" 'Tis a matter of discretion. I refuse
to confirm its validity because of dark
complications.f
C. CATHCART SMUTZ-"Oh, the
angels they fly high."
* * *
SEARCHING FOR SOMEONE who'
might have known the aforemention-
ed Lorelei Lee in her childhood days
we sought the president of the Law-
yers' club who also hails from Grand
Rapids. "I attribute my blondness to
Dutch ancestry," he said, "If at first
you don't succeed-"
* * *

.BEFORE WE proceed further we
must insert at this vital point the
motto of this column: "CLEANLI-
NESS is next to GODLINESS."
* * *
BLONDE BABIES
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high, through mud
and air,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of pretty blondes there.
Their leader was a charming miss,
I threw to her an etheral kiss,
She dropped it though, and I was
sad--1
These charming blondes, they drive
me mad.

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OUR NEXT DOOR neighbor, the'
Music and Nonsense editor, is wont
to classify the movie as beyond worth-
iness of dignified critique. So we have
gained permission to run our own
review.I
THE STORY is one in which Lore-
lei Lee is being educated by a Chi-
cago button king. The education takes
the two on a sea voyage to Paris
where sweet, gentile Lorelei feeds her,
button king poisoned fish. While the
poor fish is recovering, she captivates
and captures Spoffard, a millionaire

"THE GREENWICH FOLLIES"
The Greenwich Village Follies,
which is finishing a "sticks" tour at
the Shubert-Detroit this week and
next in preparation for that street
called Broadway, is still in the tenta-
tive state. Blossom Seeley was with
the show at the start, then wasn't,
now is. The interim saw Grace La-
Rue in substitution, and Detroit pa-
trons are seeing both. Dr. Rockwell
is chief funnyman. The show is fun-
niest in three or four skits which
parody Broadway dramatic successes.
"The Trial of Mary Dugan," with
Blossom Seeley in the title role, is
particularly good, Harry Jans and in-
cidental music contributing to the
h qa.,, c o ~f 11,11 , . . - -__

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