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SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1928
ight Editor-G. THOMAS McKEAN
senior theses. The students will ac-
company an air mail pilot, flying from
a New Jersey air field to Chicago.
While the flight, in view of its ex-
traordinary nature, is not particular-
ly significant, it is ostensibly more
sensible than any plan which per-
mits students to fly their own planes,
as has been advocated in some cases.
At any rate it is probably the first
time in the history of American col-1
leges that a flight has been under-
taken for such purposes,. and in that
respect; to say the least, it is rather
T ASTED RO)LL
. TlIS SPRINGr
WE DON'T LIKE to doubt the word
of those who made up the calendar
and said that spring begins on the
21st of March, but if this is spring, Al
Smith is president of the United
* * *
Annonyinous 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
SOLITERARY COLLEGE ACTION"
To the Editor:
In Thursday's Daily, gofessor
Hobbs defined the University College
as a "horizontal stratum which was
to run through all schools and col-
leges alike and provide for common
work throughout the first two years
of ,college." He then added, "It is this
alone that the Literary Faculty has
now rejected." After reading this I
am obliged to express complete agree-
ment with one sentence that he pen-
ned, namely, "There is need of clari-
fying the issue, not because it is
obscure but because iteration of mis-
leading statements has befogged the
THIS IB THE tibe ob the year, this
spring, when all people geb colbs.
* * *
THE ABOVE IS the way we talk
now that the wonderful spring wea-
ther has come. At that there was
a time in the dim past when summer
started about August.
IT FELL OFF FROM COLD
March may be going out like a
lamb, all right, but why did the little
lambkins have to leave their fleece
all over the ground?
Bee Jay Ay.
* * *
WE NOTE III The Michigan Daily
that the Inlander is coming out the
third day of April. Now it strikes
us that the publication is just two
WE HAVE ALSO heard that the
Inlander is going to move into the
Press Building with all the other pub-
lications. From now on we don't ex-
_ _i t _ ..... .___. , .,... ...e.1« L.. .. s.. fr-s
THIS AFTERNOON AND TO-
NIGHT: The Rockford play-
ers present "The Barker" at 8
o'clock in the Whitney theater.
TONIGHT: The Ann Arbor
High School operetta, "The Pir-
ates of Penzance" in the Masonic
Temple auditorium at 8 o'clock.
TONIGHT: The Mimes present
"The Devils Disciple" at 8:30
o'clock in the Mimes theater.
"THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE"
A review, by George E. Simons-
and Charles S. Monroe
Age cannot wither and amateurs
cannot stale the infinite variety ofj
Gilbert and Sullivan. From the open-
ing scene wherein the sea off Corn-
wall coast rippled realistically on a
faded backdrop to the closing scene
wherein half the pirates turned po-
licemen and sacrificed themselves
slaughter so that Ann Arbor high
school could maintain its reputation
for seeing the end of ham produc-
tions, the production flittered with
genial, if sometimes unintentional,
humor and a cargo of uniforms from
The origin of the pranks of April Fool's Day is not definitely
known, but there are several opinions about the way in which these
The day as we celebrate it now, arose in France in the sixteenth
century at the time when the calendar was corrected. According
to the old calendar the New Year with its celebrations came at
what would now be the last of March. When it came at, this time
the celebrations lasted for several days, culminating in a climax
around April 1st.
situation." pect to receive any contributions for the original show.
It is difficult for me to understand the Inlander will take them all, BUT But G. and S. is recognizable even
how any man could visit the recent NOT TODAY. through such an orchestral static as
meetings of the Literary Faculty and I * * last night's, so those whose offspring
then proceed to write a communica- DANCES LAST NIGHT 1 were not in the cast or employed as
tion that would lead one to believe IT SEEMS THAT the Froshl Frolic stage hands found some enjoyment
that the members of this Faculty re- and the Law function were both given outside of the puerile interpretations.
jected "alone" the concept of "a hori- last night. It is reported that several The show went slowly at first, terribly
zontal stratum which was to run hundred persons froze to death in ponderously in fact, and it was not
through all schools and colleges the wonderful spring air trying to go until the pirate chorus bloomed forth
alike." from one of them to the other. the familiar strains of "Hail, hail, the
I am willing to bet Professor Hobbs DISPATCHES FROM DETROIT gang's all here" while brandishing a
a good beef-steak against a dozen state that Henry Ford has left for collection of choc malt cups from the
tallow candles, of his favorite brand, Europe. We wonder why he doesn't alumni's shops and swords from the
that if he will introduce a motion at try to fly across in one of his planes. last Elks convention, did the pro-
the next meeting of the Literary fac- * * * duction begin to see life.
ulty that will result in members voting WE ALWAYS KNEW that Henry Although the "corpse de ballet" and
on one only of the following propo- Ford didn't think that it could drive the acting were poor, for high school
sitions, not thirty per cent will vote him out of the country. Perhaps the voices, they weren't bad at all. Van
for the first. Detroit auto magnate is going abroad Cook in the role of Frederick handled
(1) I am opposed to the concept of to find a new model for his new car, his part better perhaps better than
a University College. he needs it. most children would do, and although
(2) I cannot vote in favor of a THEN AGAIN IT may be that Ford he committed the popular error of
University College at this time be- merely left in fear that Fred Green, not using the key, sang well. Richard
cause the details of the plan which governor of Michigan, would appoint Winchester, as the Major-General, was,
so far have been submitted do not } him to the seat in the Senate left va- really the mpst outstanding of the,
appear to me to afford sufficient in- cant by the death of Senator Ferris. cast. Although his smooth cheek, clear
formation to jsynFord would refuse the position, ABER eye and boyish good humor belied
either for or against the project. NICHT HEUTE. him, his recitatives were well handl-
. * # * ed and he seemed to get into his
(3) Inasmuch as the UniversityT
College project contemplates sialler THE CORNERSTONE part more easily than any other. The
sections and better instruction, and AFTER THIRTY-EIGHT years of latter was evidenced in that he shook
. effort the Women's league managed less.
this will require additional funds, I to lay the first stone for their build- But finished productions should not
prefer to vote against the creation of
inpf_ WP sincerel J ho e that they he exnCc.and.nthe Ann Arr at-
After the New Year was changed people still pretended to hold
celebrations for the purpose of fooling those who had forgotten
that the date had been changed. The person who was fooled was
called a "Poisson d'Avril," April fish, instead of April Fool, be-
cause; the April fish is a very young fish and easily fooled.
In Scotland the fools are called April Gowks-a gowk being a
cuckoo, the silliest of birds. Even in India they have a festival
calledthe Feast of Huli, which comes on the last day of March.
At this time the natives make merry, frequently at the expense of
their friends, and their fool is called 'a "Hul Fool."
Another guess is that the custom of sending anyone on a useless
errand is a travesty of sending Christ from Annas to Caiaphas, and
from Pilate to Herod because during the Middle Ages these scenes
were a part of a Miracle-Play given every year sabout this time.
However, it is all guesswork, but there seems to be some con-
gruity between the' celebrations of all the nations so they may have
descended from long ago through a source now forgotten.
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NOTION PICTURE COURSES
Since the early development of the
motion picture, its educational ad-
vantages have been realized. News
reels have been developed to follow
current events. various types of ed-
ucational films have been devised for
popular showing and for supplemen-
tary instruction in school. Field sur-
veys, and explorations of various na-
ture have been recorded in the cel-
Now the motion picture is to be
used comprehensively to the advan-
tage of instruction in schools and
colleges. In the future, geology pro-
fessors, besides lecturing and suggest-
ing reading on the formation of con-
tinents, will illustrate the action of
water on a -continent through cen-1
turies in half an hour. In no more
than the time needed to explain the
action, there will be shown recessionl
of Niagara Falls, volcanic action, the
great ice age and the erosive effects
of rivers and rainfall.
Similarly, history, geography, nat-
ural science and economics may be
taught with the important material
set before the eyes in its supposedI
reality as well as explained in the text-
The motion picture will not sup-
plant the text book but will merely1
supplement it. There can be no doubt
that if properly arranged, it will make
the material much more interesting.
Explicitly, Harvard university in
conjunction with the Pathe film
company are "going on location" to
film such material for permanent use
in schools and colleges. The "produc-
tion lots," is reported, are the labora-
tories of. Harvard to which are
brought "close-ups" of all corners of
the earth to be included in the pic-
tures. Small models ingeniously ar-
ranged to portray the action which.
occupies the entire world and many
centuries. Already much has been
done and by summer more than 30
reels will be available for use.
With the direction of the trained
teacher, the results should be suita-
ble for classroom instruction. Prev-.
ious failures, except in the case of
Yale which is doing the same in the
field of history, have been invariably
due to inferior direction.
If successful, the work will in mak-
ing study much more interesting and
effective engourage one of the great-
est advances ever made in education.
a new unit until I feel that the de-"gt he extonein lace in a little
velopment of another unit can be ac- get the next one in place i a little
complished without injury to estab-
lished units of the University. HUNTING FOSSILS
(4) I am in favor of the University ONE OF THE staff of Field Museum
College project, and vote for it with spoke the other day on hunting fos-
the. understanding that the date ofsils. It must °be very thrilling to go
opening this unit and all matters per- out and hunt the poor fossil. One must
taining to finance be left in the hands always use a high powered rifle.
of the proper authoritiesWhen you see .a fossil take careful
I will go even farther; I believe aim and shoot. If you hit it you have
more will vote for the last proposi- ruined the poor, thing and if you
tion than for the first, probably two don't you can't capture it.
to one. THE ONE NICE thing about hunt-
Members of the Literary Faculty ing fossils is that they will never at-
have never voted on the University tack the hunters like the lions do.
College from an educational point ofAt
view. Two votes only ,alve been Another thing is that they never run
taken in Faculty meetings 'on this away. RALU)NI
project, and none in the Committee U AU*
of the Whole meetings. The first FROM THE DAILY we learn that
vote was on "Resolved : that the Col- there are about 68,000 living alumni
lege of Literature, Science, and the of the University. When the time
Arts claims the privilege of admitting comes to get tickets to the football
its students directly, until such time games it seems that there are about
as the State shall provide adequate 680,000 alumni.
funds for developing the University * *n*
College effectively without injury to MOST OF THESE students of the
established units of the University." past received degrees so it seems that
This carried 77 to 74 sn the faculty wasn't always as strict as
The above resolution was an amend- it is now, or at least didn't hand out
ment to the following, "Resolved: that as many "E's" as at present
the Faculty of the College of Litera- * * *
ture, Science and the Arts does not MANY OF THESE men fought in
favor the establishment of a Univer- the Civil war to preserve our Union.
sity College at this time." This mo- Many others took part in the Span-
tion, as amended by the previous mo- ish-American episode to rid the new
tion, carried 82 to 71. As in the world of a tyrant, still thousands of
Engineering College, instructors have others took part in the late war in
no vote, so Professor Hobbs should France to make the world safe for
have compared the Engineering vote Democracy and big business, and yet
of 66 to 25 to our vote of 82 to 71. we have an automobile ban. We
In order to ascertain the sentiment hopenone ofthem turn over in their
of instructors of three years stand- graves.
ing, their votes were taken separate- grav*s'
ly, and the results stood 20 to 12, and THE REPORT THAT Mr. Emery
21 to 12, respectively, on these two was lost or struck or something in
issues. the Arboretum has been confirmed.
Of course Professor Hobbs can main- We have a poem in hand commem-
tam that in framing the two motions orating the event. There is not room
that were voted upon, the Faculty to print it today, but it will appear
merely attempted' to reject the Uni- in the near future.
versity College plan in as polite a Jel.
manner as possible. But my impres- *
sion at the time was that the memi- ing of the day on which the Regents
bers of the Faculty were- expressing held their meeting, and I repeat that
I VC UAPt:UUUU, illitt 4110 111111 Hl IJVF RL-
tempt surpasses that of many schools.
After the leading girls had recovered
from severe stage-fright, Misses Ar-
nold, Hawley, Kenyon, and Stapleton
did well, especially the latter who
sang and played her Mabel excellent-
ly. Ham-yes; but the authors are
caviar anyway. Give the kids a hand!
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"THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF
Although for the most part I would
become a charter member of any so-
ciety for the abolition of oratorios,
Dubois' "Seven Last Words of Christ"
is something of which to make per-
manent exception. It is well written,
it has excellent content, and as
pseudo-opera is very effective.
The descriptive passages begin with
Christ on the cross and Mary at his
feet, praying, while the crowds of
Jews are demanding his death. The
seven last words of Christ before his
death are set forth in solo parts, and
the shouting of the mobs is taken by
chorus and orchestra, and the storm
and earthquake following the death
are given in a symphonic arrange-
ment. At the end, an anthem of praise
is heard from the choir.
Earl Moore's classes in Choral Lit-
erature are presenting this next Wed-
nesday afternoon in Hill auditorium;
under the' direction of Roy S. Lung-
ham, director of Mimes and the Union
America's gum-chewing and lariat
I tossing comedian, Will Rogers, is
again appearing under the auspices,
of the Michigan Theater league in
Hill auditorium, Monday night, March
2. The movies, the stage, the radio,
and the lecture pjatform are equally
fertile fields for Mr. Rogers, and his
appearances in Ann Arbor are becom-
ing almost annual.
THE ROBERT FROST LECTURES
The last of the Robert Frost lec-
tures was given yesterday afternoon
in the Mimes theater, and far more
than ,the S. R. 0. sign was needed.
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