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pearednalmost invincible in its pro-
portions, and while the Texas move
was expected, and its influence reck-
oned, it stands as one of the first ma-
jor obstacles to the nomination of the
New York governor.
The convention, after all, will be
held on Texas soil; and where wet
Al Smith was on his home floor in
Madison Square garden four years
ago he will not receive such a cordial
welcome in a state as dry and as
Protestant as the Lone Star territory.
Still substantially short of the two-
thirds majority necessary for nom-
ination, it scarcely seems probable
that the selection of Smith as Demo-
cratic candidate will take place on an
early ballot-unless, of course, some
overwhelming tide of support swifigs
in his favor from an unexpected quar-
ter. Far more likely the convention
will resolve itself into a bitter battle,j
whose full proportions can scarcely
as yet be foreseen.
True it is that the Democratic party
numbers within its ranks no one else
of the popular following of Smith, and
Moody, apparently recognizing this
fact, has made it plain that the Texas
delegation will not stand as an ob-
struction to party harmony. The Dem-"
ocratic party, none the less, faces a
not too enviable situation with the
agricultural, dry, and protestant South
and West arrayed against the indus-
trial, wet, and largely Catholic East.
The nomination of Smith certainly can
not be taken as a foregone conclusion
at this date.
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A BLL
OSTED ROLL
MORE ABOUT THOSE
SO-CALLED
MOCK ELECTIONS
THERE WASN'T QUITE enough
front page space yesterday and we
had to cramp our story within the
confines of some measly few lines of
type.
BUT TODAY WE are out where
there are wide open spaces for us to
roam, and so here goes an unabridged
account of just what actually hap-
pened:
SEVENTEEN WERE THERE;
EIGHT WERE REPORTERS
NOW FOR THE benefit of those
about to graduate and who feel slight-
ed at their not being selected, this
ought to furnish solace. A block of
8 votes will usually swing an election
on this campus, you know.
* * *
AND THOSE REPORTERS just
howled and insisted on all the possible
Detroiters as being the outstanding
candidates. And there was a reporter
of the paper owned by a notorious
journalist-and he insisted on one
with the "appeal," you know.
AND IT WASN'T a long time until
a certain chairman of the Senior Ball
was elected class misogynist that he
himself (he was there) realized that
the elections were mock, you know.
AND THEY ELECTED that fellow
Emery the class oil-can, thinking
too, of him as he who put them on
their feet, you know.
* * *
OR DON'T YOU KNOW?
DID YOU. NOTICE the story in yes-
terday's Daily about something funny:
"DOUGLAS FIGHTS
SWING IN HOUSE"
"Damn it all," one of them is re-
ported to have said-"I won't stand
for a new levee in Boulder canyon,
dam it all!"
IF YOU READ that colyum of book
reviews that appeared yesterday in
place of Rolls that are toasted, you
must have thought that we were fun-
nier than usual if you didn't realize
that the stuff was supposed to be
straight goods.
** *
PHRASES LIKE THESE- "with
more than feminine .perversity," "the
triangle almost develops into a quad-
rangle," "eerie cowardice," "between
the steak and the shortcake," "in
praise of practically nothing"-meet
the Books editor. r
* * *
ROLLS WRITES
A BOOK REVIEW
"The Ten Commandments" by God
via Moses. Just about B. C., on the
Mount. By Rock, Chisel & Company.
Price: Rubles aplenty.
This book seems to be written in
broken English. It seems to be the
product of a negative mind. It is not
worth keeping, except when examina-
tions approach and you feel the need
of supernatural aid. Here too, you'll
get into difficulties if the proctors
catch you receiving aid.

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FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1
Night Editor-DONALD J
ANOTHER CHANG
Thanks' to the attitude o
boai of agriculture, Keny
terfield has resigned as pr
Michigan State college ana
stitution now has in the
Dean R. B. Shaw its fourth
within a period of seven ye
are times, it must be conce
changes are much to be des
however, we must grant a
to be good does not neces
low. Rather it would seem
many changes, as in the c
S. C., are far more apt t(
detriment than a benefit to
tution affected.
This, it appears, has been
unfortunate fate of Michig
A young college which is c
growing, its chief need un
is for a single leader and
policy extending over aI
years sufficient in number t
tee constructive achievemen
it has been the victim of
changes of policy -as well a
sonal bickerings and a lack
ination which has resulted in
down in the morale of both
and faculty.
Blame for such sa situation
laid to the state board of a
enjoying as it does, a capaci
M. S. C. similar to that of t
of Regents in respect to the
ty. It has either been guilty
ing poorly' in its selection
dents or else has failed to g
necessary elements of sup
backing to the men whom i
lected. In either event Michi
has suffered.
It might be well to repea
S. C. needs and must have
tinued guidance of a singleI
Lacking that, it does not
much of a presumption toI
the next best 'solution of its
would be a combination in
would become a portion of
versity.
The situation, however, ca
:inue as it is. The politicali
and management of the sta
)f agriculture create a proble
nust be dealt with. Misguide
are accomplishing anything
good of the institution whi
he board's function to f
hange of policy looking tow
)ility and continuity in off
a faculty freed from tJle an
Af political strife seems the o
'or Michigan State.

d A. Meyw
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. Ruswinckel ABANDON TRADITIONS
nd Wachter
B. Ahn, Jr. To the editor:
rvey Talcott A "senior sing" is in progress out
ich side the library as this is written. I
ehn.
dan attendance are the Varsity band an
err three or four hundred onlookers. O
McKinven these, approximately one hundred ar
L-yons . ...
therer seniors in caps and gowns; and of thi
ater hundred perhaps eighty-five are wo
mpson
. Varnum men. A senior sing, I am assured b:
allen frequent reitrations in the Michigai
Daily and elsewhere is an old Michi
928. gan tradition.
This morning The Daily carried tw
. KLINE items on its editorial page that fairl
represent its consistent attitude oi
the general subject of collegiate tra
rE, ditions. One was to the effect tha
f the state the cheering section for the 1928 foot
on L. But- ball season will present a great oppor
esident of tunity for the vocal expression o.
d that in- "group loyalty. The other announc
person of ed that the good old "fighting Michi-
president gan band" is a last tearful relic o
ars. There the formerly many loyal bodies that
ded, when carried forward the name and glory o
ired. That, our University.
Ii changes With all respect for The Daily
sarily fol- which is a remarkably sensible pub-
that too lication in most ways, I wonder i
ase of M. this "traditions complex"-if I may
o prove a use the phrase-that has gripped it
the insti- is entirely worthy either of the paper
or the school?
the rather Is any tradition worth its salt if it
an State. requires nagging and argumentation
ontinually to command even stingy support? The
doubtedly freshmen do not wear their pots;
a unified cap night has degenerated into an
period of hour's exhortation to live up to the
o guaran- good old days of '01 or '02; the sen-
t. Instead, iors don't sing and the Swingout pro-
continued cession no longer walks a straight nor
s of per- narrow path. In spite of.the sweating
of coord- efforts of The Daily and the campus
a break- managers, the "traditions" are, admit-
students tedly, in a bad way. Should we strug-
gle to preserve them?
. must be We should not.
griculture In spite of recent regulations to the
ty toward contrary, we students all. really be-
he Board lieve that the clcik has been ticking
Universi- for 30 years and that autos now run
of choos- where horses walked before. We fur-
of presi- ther believe that a few more boys and
ive those girls come to college today than be-
port and fore with a purpose to find life rather
t has se- than to spend their time here build-
gan State ing up pretty traditions that look well
in a year-book.
t that M. Is there any reason, good or bad,
the con- why the raring. old days of '01 and
president. '02 should exact even a surface trib-
seem too ute from a college generation that has
hold that left them behind with the turtle-neck
problem sweater in the damp and musty days
which it of Joe's and the Orient? Is there
the Uni- any reason why the men and women
of today who can sing "Victors" and
nnot con- "Varsity" with the best of their pre-
influence decessors should be herded onto the
te board campus to work themselves into a
em which sentiment over old and perhaps not
d efforts masterful tunes from forgotten Union
but the operas? To be good Michigan men
ich it is and women must we ape the manners
oster. A and mannerisms of those gay ones
iard sta- who went well with the green plush
Ice with sofas of their day but who would be
imosities uneasy in the capacious davenports
nly hope of 1928?
Culture, it has been said, is the le-

THEATER
MUSIC
RECRIMINATION
The actor like the bell-boy, the por-
ter, the truck driver, the factory sup-
erintendent, always wears, so to
speak, his job on his sleeve; if any-
thing is said about the quality of his
performance, or if any failing, how-
ever minor, is pointed out, his reply
is always "Just you come back stage
and go through with what I have to
go through with-then see if you will
criticize. You just don't know-that's
the size of it." In other words he is
possessed by a sort of a devil's phil-
osophy which makes him say that if
every thing were understood, all
would be pardoned. The producer of
plays has much the same argument
to offer wheni he is brought face to
face with the feeble amount of qu
ity in the plays that he produces; the
only thing that keeps him from de-
voting his theater to art is the pre-
sence of a queer and noxious demon
hight Audience. Thus if Mimes o
Comedy club were asked the reason
for the production of either "Seventl
Heaven" or "Meet the Wife" they
would reply that before they could
attempt any of the "bigger or finer'
things they first have to have mone
so, this being their first thought, i
will in all probability be their last.
and we who are supposed at least to
be of somewhat finer mental clay than
the average office boy, are offered for
our entertainment such silly sentimen
tality as would make a longshoreman
blush. There is, of course, no argu-
ment against the necessity of having
money - the question involved, is
has any genuine effort been made to
get money by really serious dramatic
efforts. Have we not rather been
treated to a swell spectacle of petty
jealousies and personal animosities?
Has not every one, with perhaps a
few exceptions, connected with dra-
matic activities during the past year
been rather more concerned with the
size of the houses for his own partic-
ular show than with any achieve-
ment of dramatic excellence?
What Then-
To the above questions, if any an-
swer short of a mad bull rush to the
authorities to make the reviewer keep
has place, can be expected, the local
theater people will probably point with
pride to suh things as "You and I"
and "The' Devil's Disciple." Let it not
be forgotten that Shaw is almost as
good box office as George M. Cohan,
and that it is quite by accident, from
the producer's standpoint, that he hap-
pened to write good plays. Of Barry
almost the same thing can be said;
the spectacle of somebody sacrificing
all'so that somebody else's dreams can
come true will never lose its charm
for a people who have been brought
up to stomach the "Ladies Home Jour-
nal" spiritual pabulum. The genuine
artistry of both of these men was
not the thing that the local dramatic
Maecenases relied on to catch
public eye. There is the same answer
to the question of the popularization
of sound drama as there is to the pop-
ularization of music; the thing that h
pregnant with the sorrows and joy
of yesterday, and from which today's
seem to derive, is the thing that even
those who have not been educated in
the traditions of the art will compre-
hend and respond to. By a judicious
interpolation of modern plays then the
important plays of our English tra-

dition may be made to go down and
even liked- Do not the French wait
for hours for gallery seats in the
Comedie Francaise? And what of the
Germans who thronged to the first
nights of Gerhardt Hauptmann? -
Anent Actors
There is also a desire among the
local actors for immediate popularity
-stardom, and if this can be achieved
by a part in such a God-forsaken play
even as "Pigs," they welcome it with
open arms. One of the first things for
them to remember however is that if
actingr is an art, as it so ardently
claims that it is, then for its perfec-
tion it relies not only on the native
upspringing genius, but upon a long
and arduous period of apprenticeship.
Consequently people who have but a
few years before put on long trous-
ers and put off bloomers can not I
expected to do more than sketch in
the outlines of the parts they are
supposed to play. The objection of
course will immediately be raised that
then plays that mean anything are too
difficult for them to play, and the ac-
tor's lack of ability will afford more
a spectacle to be pitied than an en-
tertainment to be enjoyed. There is
however, no reason to expect this, for
if the play has any intrinsic value,
and if any sincere effort is put forth
by the actors. the nav ia nhrv hams

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