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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1925.

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1928.

serves to distort the picture of jus-
tice somewhat, while it effectually
achieves the ends desired.
But the 1928 Swing-out is passed.
The responsibility now rests with the
student and faculty committees, with
the class of 1929, to reinstate the in-
stitution in the respect of the Uni-
versity community. Discipline, as it
rules by fear, is at times effective; but
a predominant student sentiment,
overwhelming in its demand for a re-
versed tradition and a respectable in-
stitution, is much more honorable and
worthy in the end.
Herbert Hoover's recent offer to
withdraw as a candidate for the Re-
publican nomination for President if
President Coolidge will consent to a
renomination seems to those who feel
Mr. Hoover is the plausible Republi-
can candidate for President as a mis-
take on his part.
In the first place, his offer to with-
draw, apparently the direct result of
Secretary Mellon's intimations that
Hoover, as far as he (Mellon) is con-
cerned with Pennsylvania's 79 dele-
gates' votes, is merely a second choice,
subject entirely to Coolidge's unwill-
ingness to becone a candidate again,
appears to be unnecessary loyalty to
the administration in a case where
Hoover plainly has recognized
strength all over the country. His
ability demonstrated through a clean
record of long, hard endeavor in the
service of the nation has convinced the
publics of many states of his being
the logical candidate for the presi-
dency, and his standing aside for Coo-
lidge should the latter decide to be-
come a candidate again would not ap.
pear to be for the best interests of
all concerned. Furthermore since the
country will have had six years of the
Coolidge administration it might be
well to change and give the man who
is being consistently demanded by
many interests all over the coun-
try a term as president. Hoover has
steadily grown in popularity through
his service for public welfare and it
would seem wise to give him the op-
portunity which he has earned.
Moreover the view taken by many
that Coolidge would run only to head
off any possible anti-administration
candidate in case Hoover should
slump after the first few ballots seems
sound and if Hoover senses such a
situation, his stand may be judicious
for the protection afforded in that
after a possible waning of his power.
he might still throw support to Cool-
idge and thereby help in heading off
any candidate not in sympathy with
the administration. But at any rate,
it would be extremely unfortunate if
Hoover would under any consideration
withdraw in favor of Coolidge for the
former appears in every light of con-

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i~ r~s - i i ~ww~ TH U iRDAY, MAY 24. 1928rwr .



"Poems in Praise of Practically Noth-
ing'"by Samuel Hoffenstein. 1928.
Boni and Liveright $2.00.
The penchant for light verse which
was started not so long ago by Doro-
thy Parker with her "Enough Rope"
has swept "Poems In Praise of Prac-
tically Nothing" into the favor which1
it is enjoying at the present- By which
we imply that Hoffenstein has yet a
long way to go before he can equal
the light and flippant 'nothings' which
flow so glibly, and yet with such
force from the pen of Miss Parker
(if she is a miss).
Yet this book is ideal entertainment
for a rainy evening or even to be read
between the steak and shortcake. Our
favorite little touch in the book is
the piece on the wind:
When the wind is in the tree,
It makes a noise just like the sea,
As if there were not noise enough
To bother one, without that stuff.
The volume abounds with just such
remarks-quotable, laughable, remem-
Probably the chief issue to be taken
with Hoffenstein (and the place where
he fails to equal Miss Parker) is his
use of inverted language and of 'in-
vented' phrases for the mere purpose
of making a rhyme. To break the
sense of one line with freakish words
and combinations simply to make a'
rhyme with the next line, which mayl
be excellent, is a bad practice if one
would have smoothness in the result
and if one would achieve a natural,.
easy sweep.
All in all this is a good book to own.
If you can't laugh at it you are the
kind of person who deserves to be
cast on a desert island with only Os-
wald Spengler's "Decline of the West"
for light reading.
-N. J. S.
"A Mirror for Witches." By Esther
Forbes; Houghton Mifflin Company.
$2.50. 1928.
(Courtesy of the Print and Book Shop)
It behooves us to understand that
"A Mirror for Witches" is not the en-
tire title of this book. Rather, accord-
ing to Miss Forbes, it should be stat-
ed: "A Mirror for Witches, in which
is reflected the life, machinations and
death of famous Doll Bilby, who, with
more than feminine perversity, pre-
ferred a Demon to a mortal love. Here
is also told why a righteous and most
awful judgment befell her, destroy-
ing both corporeal body and immortal
In this novel is offered much of the
austerity of Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter.


Tonight the male student body will
have its chance to vote on the pro-
posed amendments to the Union con-
stitution which will remove the presi-
dency and secretary's position in that
organization from all-campus elec-
tion. On page one of this issue the
proposition is completely set forth.
600 students must be present at the
meeting tonight or the proposal will
fail for lack of interest. The securing
of this number to constitute a quor-
um is no mean task, and should be
taken as a personal responsibility by
those who are interested in promoting
the best interests of their men's or-
With the suspension of one man
who was admittedly intoxicated on the
day of Swing-out, with the appoint-
ment of a student committee to un-
dertake revision of the attitude toward
the event next year, and finally with
the appointment of a faculty body to
study the problem connected with
Swing-out with a view to restoring
it to its former place of reverence
among Michigan traditions, steps for
preventing a repetition of this year's
fiasco seem well under way. The first
of these measures, the expulsion of a
single student, seems rather ludicrous
on the surface, and perhaps deserves
a word of comment.
It is true, of course, that large
numbers, perhaps hundreds of stu-
dents, were intoxicated .or on the
verge of such a condition on Swing-
out day. This fact, coldly viewed,
malJes it seem as though a penalty
to a single offender is entirely out
of proportion to the magnitude of the
general offense; and perhaps such a
stand is supportable by adequate show
of reason.
. Nevertheless the fact that Swing-out
this year was one of the most dis-
graceful events ever held under the
auspices of the University is a rather
disagreeable fact that has .to be faced.
One offender, if he happens to be the
only one apprehended, is responsible
for the situation to exactly the same
degree as all others; yet the fact that
the others escaped makes his misde-
meanor no less contrary to the best
interests of the university.
It is extremely regrettable that only
one man has been discovered from
among the throng who drank on that
day to bear the wrath of the disci-


Last summer the Rockford Play-
ers sweltered for the sake of art in
Sarah Caswell Angell Hall; this sum-
mer the performance is to be repeat-
ed. With the exceptions of Robert
Henderson and Helen Hughes, none
of last summer's cast will return for
the coming season. The new leading
lady is to be Katherine Wick Kelly,
leading lady of the Cleveland Play-
house, Cleveland; Miss Kelly was well
known some years ago in connection
with dramatic activities in Ann Ar-
bor; she will assume the place oc-
cupied last year by Elsie Hearndon
Kearns. The other women in the cast
are to be Elberta Trowbridge, Lillian
Bronson, Helen Hughes, and Alice Ho-
gan. The leading man will, of course,
be Robert Henderson; he will be aid-
ed by Rikel Kent, Donald Keyes, and
Paul Stephenson.
The present schedule of plays, as
recently announced by Robert Hender-
son, has much more meaning for the
prospective summer students than the
announcement of the cast. The open-
ing bill will be "Her Cardboard Lov-
er," an interesting play and some-
times clever one, and one which gave
JeannerEagels an opportunity to have
another one of her petulant battles
with Actors' Equity. On the schedule
are two very interesting and seldom
performed plays: Anatole France's
"The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife"
and Henrik Ibsen's "The Vikings."
"The Vikings" is to be presented with
the aid of Thomas Wilfred and his
Clavilux, or color organ, an instru-
ment which gives much the same stage
effects as we have all seen many
times on the vaudeville stage when a
woman in silk tights parades behind
a screen on which a swimming array
of pinks, flames, and muddy browns
is being projected; the tableau, we
were told, represented "Dawn Over
the Ocean"
As advertised "direct from 9 months
in Chicago and 15 months in New
York-with the same notable cast,"
"The Desert Song" is now starting to
add to its list of long runs, in the
Cass theater in Detroit. "The Desert
Song" while hard to classify on ac-
count of its being neither musical com-
edy nor straight operetta, is not hard
to classify as to, quality, for it is one
of the most excellent and notable of-
ferings before the Detroit theater pub-
lie this year.
The play is laid in Morocco, about
two years ago. The plot tells the
story of the Red Shadow, a border
rider who aids the poor and oppress-
es the rich in the approved manner.
and of his quest to win a girl, while
appearing in a dual role. In one role,
he is that of the original dumbdon;
in the other, the hard-riding, dashing
raider and outlaw. There's just lots
and lots of chance for Alexander Gray
to be heroic and he does it. Well, the
trouble is the, girl falls in love with
both, and then-what a to-do wher
she cannot decide which to marry,
with the poor fellow running off stage
to change his costume to please her
latest fancy.
Then, to make 'the Riff war appear
in light vein, the managers put this
boy, Bernard Granville, in the part of
a demon Paris society correspondent
who is covering the war. Granville
makes the humor appear in more
quantity than the authors knew. He
is clever.
* * *
This evening in the Masonic temple
at 8 o'clock E. N. Bilbie will, present

his pupils in a recital.
The following is the program to be
Air Varie, La Straniera...... Dancla
Edward Bilbie
Capriccio ................ Volkmann
Douglass Hoard
Romance et Bolero......... Dancla
Miss Marie Wood
Impromptu (for piano) ... Sinding
Miss Violet Murray
Humoresque ..............Dvorak
Miss Angela Licari
Jennesse Doree.........Waldtenfe
Concertino in E minor........Sitt
(first movement)
Miss Harriet Arnold
Concerto No. 28 .............Viotti
Andante Sostenuto, Allegretto Vivo
Mrs. Emma Baker
Concerto op. 10 ............ David
First movement. Allegro con fuoco
Miss Dorothy Tower
Concerto No. 2.........Vieuxtemps
First movement. Allegro
Meldrum Bisnack
Rakoczy March ............. Berlioz
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sideration to be the more logical The same seventeenth century preju-
choice for the presidential chair next dice is there, and the eerie cowardic(
year. of the people is painfully evident. The
THE CHAMPIONSHIP MOVIE author, it must be confessed, has not
It is gratifying to observe that a gone far enough. One feels her re-
free moving picture is to be shown in search too heavily, and is left con-
Hill auditorium through the courtesy vinced that the author should have at-
of the Butterfield theater interests on tempted something of the motivatior
Saturday night as a means of cele- of witchcraft. Miss Forbes has, how-
brating the baseball championship re- ever, given us a new novel of Puritar
cently won by Michigan. The showing New England which brings back to us
of the movie, seemingly inconsequent- the age of stocks and "Increase Ma-
ial in itself, is, however, of more than thers," an age in which evil could
passing significance as it bespeaks only be explained by supernatural ac-
a continued cooperation between Ann cusations.
Arbor theaters and the University stu-- -A 'W.
dents who are their chief patrons. It
may well be predicted that the days A MANUAL FOR COLLEGIANS-
of theater rushes and the regrettable "The Friend of Antaens" by Gerard
incidents which often accompanied Hopkins. 1928 E. P. Dutton and
them are over; and it may also be said Company. $2.50.
that future Michigan championships A sophisticated view of sophisticat-
will be celebrated in a new way and in ed persons during a period of their
a manner more fitting, perhaps, than sophisticated existence is the theme
is usually the custom in college towns. of Hopkins' novel. Glenner Passing-
The foundation of this policy was ham, the central figure of the story
laid more than a year ago, following is the type of man that all blase col-
conferences between representatives lege boys would like to be when they
of the Butterfield theaters, Universi- graduate - carefree, accomplished,
ty authorities and city officials. These wealthy and sophisticated, traveling
conferences had been occasioned as around the world.
the result of a number of clashes be- The story revolves around him. Hav-=
tween Ann Arbor police and groups of ing no desire in the world to meddle
students seeking to celebrate major with other people's affairs, l1e is
conference victories. Some feeling and drawn into a net of circumstances and
a great deal of interest uns excited ,controls their destiny. He saves a,
by the negotiations at the time but more or less young, lady from com-
the opportunity to celebrate in ac- mitting suicide and immediately after
cordance with the promise made by goes home and non-chalantly arrang-
the theaters did not present itself es matters about the house to prove
until the baseball team clinched the his sophistication.
conference title last week end. As all modern novels, "The Friend
As a group the student body ap- of Antaeus" has its bad woman, only
preciates the attitude which the thea- she really isn't bad; and it has the
ters have taken in the matter and the eternal triangle, which almost devel-
willingness which they have shown ops into a quadrangle.
in assisting in the holding of student And with all that the one lasting
celebrations. A situation of this sort impression is that it is for shophisti-
is indeed to be commended for in cated readers, by a shophisticated au-
reality both students and )theaters thor, about shophi-
have a common interest in the mov- -. J. E. B.
ing picture field and it is one w hich - h e_ seniors_ w ent_ arou nd_ to P rei- -
may well be acknowledged. The seniors went around to Presi-r
dent Little's house last night after

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