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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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P.IiURSDAY, MAY 3, 1928.

interested student body. Representing
as it does an excellence of superiority
in both intellectual and cultural at-
tainment, it offers an exceptional op-
portunity for, carrying over the ac-
complishments of the classroom into
the less barren field of student activ-
ity.
The Cercle Francais, campus French
society, has selected "Le Docteur Mir-
acle" for this year's performance and
in order that it may have a little more
acceptable hearing are presenting it
in the Mimes theater. In addition, a
capable cast has been selected for the
difficult roles which must be carried.
These factors, combining as they do
with the benefits which the production
offers to those participating in it,
place the French play in a position of
deserving recognition.
HOOVER-SMITH'
California, the key state, where pol-
iticians expend their best far-western
efforts and where the whole nation's
interest lays at primary time, wherte
Charles Evans Hughes was beaten
and where McAdoo is supposed to
have the whip hand in the Democratic
party-that is California. Tuesday it
was California again, and two men in
the two major parties, Herbert Hoov-
er, Republican, and Al Smith, Demo-
crat, apparently assured themselves
of the nominations of their respective
organizations.
Hoover, going into the California
primary unopposed, polled a 'vote
which was a revelation to his closest
supporters- nearly 200,000 greater
than the total vote of the Democratic
party, where there was a three-cor-
nered race. Al Smith, entering the
primary against his two most formid-
able opponents, Senators Reed and
Walsh, won likewise a sweeping vic-
tory which definitely indicates the
trend of his party.
Smith, with a clear majority as-
sured, will enter the Houston con-
vention faced only with the necessity
of gaining two thirds of the votes
there; Hoover, close to a majority, will
enter the Kansas .City convention
practically assured of the nomina-
tion (he now has more than 350
votes).
* * *

xr... HERE
AT LAST SPRING, that much wished
for season of the year, has arrived.
We thought it would never get here,
but when we slept through four class-
es this morning the truth was evi-
dent. Spring has come.
* * *
EVERYTHING SEEMS TO go about
as fast as a 1914 Ford. Everyone
ceeps along; everyone smiles lazily;
profs talk drousily; yet, spring must
be here.

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BUT AS YET there has not been
a single roller skate upon the cam-
pus.
* * *
LAST SPRING AT this time there
were hundreds of students out on the
campus rolling to classes on their
skates. Tim Hay even got out an old
horse and buggy because he had weak
ankles.
UP STUDENTS! GET out those
skates and roam around on them. Re-
member, you don't have to have a
permit to use roller skates. All you
need is a little nerve and a reinforaced
seat in- your trousers. As for the
girls-well, they can skate slowly and
they won't need so much equipment.
BIG THINGS COMING
IN THE NEAR future all lhe tra-
ditional spring events will happen
along. The spring games in which
the freshmen and sophoniores take
,part,that is the few of them who areI
willing, will be fought out this Friday}
and Saturday.]
THEY ELECTED LEADERS for the
classes yesterday and now the leaders
are in hiding fon the rest of the
week. When we were a sophomore
the class elected the biggest man
around so that he wouldn't have to
hide.
* * *
YESTERDAY AND TODAY is the
time for registration. If you haven't
done so, get out and register right
away or no one will be able to buy
your vote.
* * *
THE LOCAL POLITICIANS will be
hot on your trail for the rest of the
week to vote for the fraternity broth-
er who is nunning for third vice-
president of the parent-teachers as-
sociation and other important offices.
*ces.*
DON'T SELL A vote too cheaply.
Remember there are always a lot of
committee jobs open to those who
hold off the longest.
NEXT TUESDAY IS going to be
the day when all the seniors wear
their caps and gowns and parade
about the campus. If any of them
are especially sober it will mean just
another precedent gone to the dogs.
THE BAND IS going to lead the
procession. They should play, either
"The Funeral March," or, "The 'Vic-
tors." The first to show that the sen-
iors are leaving, most of them go to
work. "The Victors" should be played
to celebrate the fact that another
group of students has defeated the
faculty.
* * *

Editor-JOSEPH

E. HOWELLI

THE NEW YEAR
ough the official University year
not yet.come to a close,and though
of the most auspicious events of
spring season are still to occur,
new staff of The Daily, which
handle the publication through
school year 1928-29, has been ap-
ed and with this issue starts
:. Officially, to be sure, the re-
g seniors have not yet left the
anti for a month more they will
nue to exercise their supervising
ence, but the paper as a whole
m to this editorial-is the product
a incoming regime.
e time is not yet ripe for re-
>ect of the entire year, and pre-
>ns are always dangerous. Edi-
I policies, carried to a new level
fectiveness during the -year just
d in a number of lines, will be.
nued without variation. Mistakes
possiblyoccur, as mistakes are
d to occur. when the- men occu-
t the executive positions are un-
to their tasks, but the high stan-
of newspaper excellence, built by
rations of Michigan Daily men
eft as an heritage- to-the incom-
taff, will be guarded as ably as
s ever been.
announce an issue-by-issue edi-
1 policy fori this publication at
an early date in the year would
f course, extremely inadvisable.
nstructive policy, in its fullest-
ure, often requires considerable
uctive criticism, and no news-
r which values its reputation can
I to acquiesce in measures which
lieves to be detrimental to the
re of the institution which it
s. Intercollegiate athletics, ad-
s in educational policy, so-called
nalism, and problems of every
tudent life-suech as the Union-
(fairs which should command the
ton of student journalism. Care-;
nvestigation, followed by even
careful consideration of facts,
a view to 'drawing a sane con-
n, can not help but be beneficial;
e University and to The Daily

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 he construed as ex-
pressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily.
PHI ETA SIGMA
Editor, Michigan Daily.
Dear Sir:
"With the expected naivete" Phi Eta
Sigma, the freshman honorary society,
resents the attitude recently express-
ed in your editorial columns on the
honor system campaign which we are
about to undertake. In your editorial
you admit that the successful intro-
duction of the system requires "strong
supporting student opinion" and then
in your customary paternalistic atti-
tude you hasten to ridicule us. Isn't
this a bit paradoxical? How can you
expect us to get the support which
we are working for when we receive
this sort of encouragement from a
campus paper that should be whole-
heartedly for us? You admit the
system is good, but because we hap-
pen to be "yearlings," and an honor
society, you take our efforts with a
grain of salt.
Let us assure you that our under-
taking is much more than "freshman
idealism." We are making a serious
and thorough investigation of the
honor system with the cooperation of
well informed authorities on the mat-
ter, and we hope in the near future to
have something concrete to offer. Un-
til then it is too much to hope for
"Daily" support, but we do earnestly
ask for a watchful waiting policy
instead of your usual negative en-
couragement.
Yours sincerely,
Phi Eta Sigma Honor
System Committee

THEATER
BOOKS
TONIGHT: Philip Culkin in a
graduation recital at 8 o'clock in
the School of Music auditorium,
TONIGHT: The French Play,
"Le Docteur Miracle" at 8:15
o'clock in the Mimes theater.
TONIGHT: The Harris Players
present "Right You Are" in their
Guild theater at 8:30 o'clock.
* * *
"RIGHT YOU ARE"
A review, by Phyllis Loughton and
Vincent Wall
Something which seemed about as
practical as a dramatization of the
"Three Dialogues of Hylas and Phil-
onous" was presented last night in
the new Guild theater of the Harris
Players. This latest addition to the
local Thespians has chosen Pirandel-
Jo's "Right You Are" for a last pro-
duction of the season, and have given
it an interesting but somewhat tedious
rendition.
Pirandello's thesis in this play
chafes a bit within the restrictions
of the spoken drama and the picture
stage. It is essentially, as the pro-
gram states, a parable in three acts.
The material is philosophical to a
perplexing degree, but nevertheless
is both adult and highly worth-while
entertainment. A very interesting
case in point arises, when the sanity
of several members of an Italian
community is in doubt. A woman is
said by her son-in-law to be under' the
delusion that he daughter is his wife,
but that she has in reality been dead
for some years, and that he is living
with a second wife. The woman re-
futes his statement and accuses him
of thinking her daughter dead. Since
all connections and relatives of both
parties have been wiped out by a con-
venient earthquake, Pirandello arriv-
es at no astounding conclusions con-
cerning the Truth, but leaves the
audience carefully poised between the
horns of his dilemna.
The handling of the characters is
in some cases well done. Earl Fleisch-
man, as Agazzi, the main inquisitor
in the investigation of the lunacy, does
his utmost to set the tempo as it
should be played, and besides gives
an excellent ,caricature. He plays
with ease and grace and shows the
rest of the cast up deplorably in the
matter of speaking the English lang-
uage. Elizabeth Pike plays Signora
Frola with sympathy and understand-
ing, though rather young in movement
and voice quality. James Dahl infuses
into Lamberto Laudisi a refreshing
amount of ease, though lacking the
savoir faire that the part demands.
John S. Donal gives us an erratic
Ponza, and the rest of the cast lend
background.
Working with limited stage equip-
ment, Mn. J. Raleigh Nelson has done
an exact and careful production.
* * *
THE STUDENTS' RECITAL
A review, by Harold May
In a program beginning with the
Prologue from "I Pagliacci" and end-
ing with Miserere from "Il Trova-
tor%," James Hamilton managed to
include enough of the operatic high
hurdles to properly exhibit all of the
more or less varied abilities of his
pupils. Mr. Hamilton, however, was

hampered in the several duets that
he tried by the lack of a student tenor.
and there were enough duets that
the recital seemed almost to be Mr.
Hamilton's very own.
While none of the performances
were outstanding yet therie were three
of the singers 'who stood out from
the rest of their brethren, these were
Fanny Shiff, Hermann Hildner, and
Carolyn Slepicka. Fanny Shiff, con-
tralto, sang a duet with Mr. Hamil-
ton, "Ai Nostri Monti" from "Il Trova-
tore;" her voice had volume and char-
acter; her attack was precise and
almost spirited. Hermann Hildner, in
addition to singing a duet from "La
Forza del Destino" with James Ham-
ilton, sang "Dio Possente" from
"Faust." This song should have
brought the audience from their seats
for it has a catchy tune and a di-
luted "Two Grenadiers" flavor, but,
in spite of the pleasing quality of
Mr. Hildner's baritone, his lack of en-
thusiasm brought him only the usual
round of applause. Fanny Slepicka,
who with Mr. Hamilton and a double
quartet from the G1jee Club, sang
Leanora in the Miserere scene, was
the only one who, in addition to being
able to use her voice could sing with
enough fervor to make the song seem
in any degree fresh and new.
There is no doubt but that the

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prospectus of the coming May Festival at
Ann Arbor.
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of choral singing is being upheld in such
splendid fashion in your community.
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Editor, Michigan Daily.
Dear Sir:
Russian students of the University
of Michigan have asked me to express
their indebtedness to the Michigan
Daily for giving them a chance to have
a good laugh once in a while.
I am speaking about the article un-
der the name "Pupils of Russia Con-
trol Schools Student Explains" which
appearied on the Women's page last
Tuesday. Stunning bits of informa-
tion about Russian education, con-
firmed with hair raising details, were
indeed just as new and unexpected
to us (who were in Russia during
the years the article refers to) as to
the thousands of American readers.
We are too good natured to consider
this article seriously and we are per-
fectly willing to take the joke even
if it is approaching the limit of in-
ci in.1.xtin ntl n~ vc

WE HOPE THAT the engineers and
lawyers don't get feeling too gay be-
cause the country needs lots of talent
in both fields and we should hate to
lose any of it on the eve of commence-
ment.
* * * -
UNION NOMINATES -
THE UNION COMMITTEE which
messes up such things has finished its
nominating. Names have been decid-
ed upon to place on the ballot. When!
you go to vote and don't recognize
any of them write in our name and
we will win the election.
* * *
AFTER WE HAVE won the Union
presidency we shall resign., That will
prove to the campus that the presi-
dent of the Union is rather worth-
less.
* * *
STATISTICS
THAT REMINDS US that some one
figured up all the positions that are
to be .had around this campus. When!
he got through he found there were
more jobs than students. If you have
no job you must be punk.
* * *
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