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70 A' 4d- att Baily
Published every morning except Monday
during the University year by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.
Member of Western Conferease Editorial
The Associated Press is exclusively en-
titled to the use for republication of all news
dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
credited in this paper and the local news pub-
lished herein.
Entered at the postoffice at Ann Arbor,
Michigan, as second class matter. Special rate
of postage granted by 'Third Assistant Post-
master General.
Subscription by carrier, $4.oo; by mail,
Ofices .Ann Arbor Press Building, May.
lard Street.
Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business 21214.
Telephone 4924
editor..................Ellis P. Merry
Ed' 3r Michigan Weekly.. Charles E. Behymer
News ditor................Philip C. Brooks1
City 1,,6tor .... ....Courtland C. Smith
Women's Editor..........Marian . Welles
Sports Editor.... ..Herbert E. Vedder
Theater, Books and Music.Vincent C. Wall, Jr.
Assistant City Editor.... Richard C. Kurvink
Night Editors
Robert E. Finch G. Thomas McKean
J. Stewart Hooker Kenneth G. Patrick
Paul J Kern Nelson - J. Smith, Jr.
Milton Kireal'aum
esther Anderson Sally Knox
Margaret Arthur [ohn 11. Maloney
\Iex A. Bochnowsek Marion McDonald
Jean Campbell Charles S. Monroe
Sessie Church Catherine Price
lanchard W. Cleland Harold L. Passman
Clarence N. Edelson Morris W. Quinn
Margaret Gross Rita Rosenthal
Valborg Egeland Pierce Rose.berg
Marjorie Follmer Eleanor Scribner
James B. Freeman Corinne Schwarz
Robert J. Gessner Robert G. Silbar
Blaine E. Gruber Howard F. Simon
Alice Hagelshaw George E. Simons
oseph E. Howell Rowena Stillman
Wallace Hushen Sylvia Stone
harles R. Kaufman George Tillky
William F. Kerby Bert. K. Tritscheller
Lawrence. R. Klein Edward L. Warner, Jr.
Donald J. Kline Benjamin S. Washer
lack L. Lait, Jr. Joseph Zwerdling

Annonyrnous 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
To the editor:
May I correct the statement, print-
ed in The Daily for May 23, inst., viz:
"Back in 1837, the five or ten male
students attended their classes in
trousers with eight inch bottoms."
Apparently the writer of that does
not know that the Universiy did not
open its doors at Ann Arbor until
December, 1841.
I have tried heretofore to correct
historical references in The Daily
without success. I ask you to print
Frank H. Culver,'75
To the editor:
"Curse Ann Arbor for a bunch of
low down commercials! To send a
bill to the Student Council just be-
cause a lot of innocent, well-mean-
ing students dug pits and broke curb
stones in the river park! That's


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SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1928.
Thursday iight the male students of
the University were afforded the op-
portunity of voting on the proposed
amendment which would have made
the president and recording secretary
of that organization appointive rather
than elective positions. The move
was an extremely important one; but
with characteristic apathy the stu-
dent body brought about an extremely
unfortunate situation in the "light of
the Union ruling requiring 600 mem-
bers for a quorum.
As a result the whole election has
been thrown into the hands of the
Board of Directors for approval or
disapproval, besmirched with charges
of plural voting and fraud.
The Daily unswervingly supported
this movement to establish the merit
system in the Union, but The Daily
can not, of course, condone methods
such as are alleged against the Thurs-
day night meeting if they are proved
to be true. The whole question is
up to the Board of Directors, whether
or not they shall accept the results
of the meeting; and it would be un-
fair not to withhold comment on the
whole situation until the Board of
Directors has had a chance to hear
the evidence and pass judgment this

So, in effect, writes The Michigan
Daily editor, indignant that the city
should present a bill for damage done
by students to a city park. Then he
writes a fast one. "It makes me won-
der," he says, "whether the residents
of Ann Arbor appreciate to any small
degree the value of the student body
which they so effectually charge for
every bit of service." It makes me
wonder how the editor had the con-
ceit to say that. At least if I ap-
preciated myself so much I surely
wouldn't put it in the paper.
Now it's really about time some one
made an attempt to defend Ann Arbor.
It's always been the "poor students"
who get all the sympathy, while the
brutal citizenry got nothing but a
cold shoulder. But no one ever has
the slightest suspicion that Ann Arbor
may deserve some pity for having a
student body.
If you had taken the risk of step-
ping into the road while there was
no auto ban, or if you should attend
a local theater any time, you would
see that the student body which the
editor seems to think is such a lovely
bouquet of roses for Ann Arbor may
really be quite a bunch of thorns.
What the editorial really says to
Ann Arbor is this: "If the students
want to dig up the Island, you had
better grin and bear it, because you
can't get along without the Universi-
ty." And I think this attitude has
been carried rather far. Did anyone
ever stop to think that if the Uni-
versity were not here the city could
have real industries, would be able
to expand? That if the University
were not here Ann Arbor could have
industries which would pay the full
tax rate, thus considerably lightening
the burden of the citizen tax payers?
-The debt isn't so one-sided after all.
Of course Ann Arbor realizes that
the University does it a great deal
of good. But remember that it would
not pine away and die without the
student Pody. Things are even all
around and the University has n
right to take it for granted that the
city will forget everything on the ba-
sis of sentiment. It's not a question
of sentiment or appreciation or com-
mercialism or anything else the editor*
may use to explain the problem with
It's just this: Students damaged the
public park, and it will cost $39 to
repair this damage. So Ann Arbor has
presented the bill. There is no at-
tempt to profit from the students, nor
is there any animosity connected
with it. The city still "appreciates-
the value of the student body."
Just one last word. The editor de-
spises the commercialism of Ann Ar-
bor in presenting a bill for damage
done by students who have no relation
at all to the city. This fall a number
of sophomores painted their class nu-
merals on the chimney of the Engi-
neering building. The university
promptly submittedL a bill for the re-
moval of the numerals to the soph-
omore class, for damage done by its
own, students, in whom it has the
closest interest.
"It makes one wonder whether the
University appreciates to any small
degree the value of the student body
which it so effectually charges for
every bit of damage."
. Ann Arborite, 30
We note that the staff of the Library
held a dinner the other night. It~
probably is the universal hope of thec
tudent body that they were forcedT
:o wait as long for their meal as theI
tudents do for their books. t

The University Watch and Ward
society has enlisted the aid of Rolls'
private detective agency in the identi-
fication of the pair of authors who
perpetrated that dastardly pamphlet
on their unsuspecting, though hardly
innocent, victims yesterday.
* * *
After brushing up on Conan Doyle,
Edgar Allen Poe, Frank L. Packard,
and Mary Roberts Rinehart, with the
aid of H. W. H., that red-haired in-
structor in the English department,
we have discovered several important
photographs having a pertinent bear-
ing on the case. Below are pictures
of Judas and Peter, the authors.
* * *
* ~
Above is Judas, co-author (This
book had two authors, just like the
Union opera, and that is just one of
the points of similarity) of the late
Bluebook. Can you identify him?
* c *
$5,000 REWARD!
And this is brother Pete. A special
Rolls reward of $5,001 is offered for
him, dead or alive. It won't do much
good to bring him alive if you let
the campus get after him.
** *
The distribution of the little poison
pen volume has wrought much com-
ment, strange to say, from the local
B. M. 0. C.'s.
"I enjoyed the booklet very much,"
said C. Cathcart Smutz in an exclu-
sive interview. "It was more fun than
a swing-out."
"I am thoroughly in favor of free-
dom of the press," said a prominent
head of a geology department .
* * *
Late word from the office of the
president stated that bluebooks would
be banned at once. A respite, how-
ever, will be granted for over the ex-
amination period.
We appeal to our public to support
our movement for complete, perman-
ent, and continued ban of bluebooks.
We favor strict enforcement of this
Kernel, special Rolls detective aid-
ing in the trapping of the Bluebook
authors, since he feels he was gross-
ly under-valuated in the book (See
Number 31), just brought in two more
important bits of evidence.

Palmer Christian, University organ-
ist, will give a concert on the new
Frieze Memorial organ in Hill audi-
torium on Sunday afternoon, May 27,
at 4:15 o'clock. The organ was dedi-
cated at the May Festival, and in ad-
dition it was heard by several hun-
dred distinguished organists and mu-
sic critics in a private recital. The
instrument is generally acknowledged
to be one of the finest in existence
by those most competent to judge.
Mr. Christian has arranged the fol-
lowing attractive program:
Introduction to Act II and Bridal
Chorus............... Lohengrin
Feuerzauber........ Die Walkuere
Dance of Apprentices and Procession
of the Mastersingers
-Die Meistersinger
Verspiel Tristan and Isolde
* * *
Wtih the exception of "The Con-
stant Wife" the extra campus drama-
tic events can almp be eitirely
summed up in the names, The Rock-
ford Players and the Theater Guild
Company. The Theater Guild comp-
any presented G. B. Shaw's "Arms
and the Man," A. A. Milne's "Mr. Pim
Passes By," and Sidney Howard's
"Silver Cord." Without exception the
reviewer considers "Silver Cord" to be
the greatest play to be presented in
Ann Arbor this year, better than
Shakespeare's "Merry Wives of Wind-
sor," and greater than Ibsen's "Hedda
Gabbler." It was undubitably, for
general excellence, Mrs. Fiske and
Elsie Hearndon Kearns notwithstand-
ing, the best performed, although this
locality has not seen better acting
for the last several hundred days than
Elsie Hearndon Kearns' portrayal
of Hedda Gabbler.
The Rockford Players began their
season with the somewhat unfortu-
nate mystery play "The Thirteenth
Chair," which was used, the reviewer
suspects, because Mrs. Mansfield liked
the sound of her Irish brogue. "Cradle
Snatchers," their next bill, was more
fortunate, and whether or not it was
meant for anything but a good wise-
cracking show, it succeeded in being
devastatingly ironic. The highly tout-
ed "Outwad Bound" proved to be all
that it was cracked up to be for the
first two acts; things were really done
in those acts, a high degree of curi-
osity was worked up, the characters
were sharply outlined and clearly dif-
ferentiated, and a great deal of the
dread that one must feel on approach-
ing the unknown and the unknowable
was imparted. But in the third act
the author must have felt that he
had been a good writer long enough,
for the audience was presented with
I so bromidical a conception' of the life
to come that it wondered if it was
still watching the same show. If "Out-
ward Bound" had ended with the se-
cond act curtain it would have been
a first class play. Much has been
said both here and abroad about "Hed-
da Gabbler," but Percy Hammond
probably said the last word about it
as a play when he characterized it as
a bit "stuffy" and a bit "old-fashion-
ed." However, it remained for Miss
Kearns to give to its protagonist, in
performance, that kind of universailty
which Remy de Gourmant, and those
about him, called bovaryism. The list
of notable plays presented by the
Rockford Players is completed with
"Aren't We All," "Candida," and "The

Sidney Howard's "Silver Cord" can
be thought of as being almost the
greatest of American plays; it sug-
gests Moliere in its aim and in its
handling; it goes the last part of
Eugene O'Neil's "Strange Interlude"
more than one better. Sidney Howard
has condensed the material later used
by Engene O'Neil, and instead of
striking his audience on the intro-
spective side and making them ani-,
mate his characters, Sidney Howard
has presented his characters object-
ively, the more orthodox method; they
do not say all they mean, and they
give the impression of forcible reality
by the production of what can best
be described in the musical term
"harmonics." These "harmonics"
serve to emphatically outline the char-
acters because they are discoverable
by the audience, and it is part of the r
superiority of Sidney Howard's art
that he has made them pointed and
The one important defect of the
play is that there is spoken from the
mouth of the young wife too much
of the "rights of youth" propaganda.
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Petty thievery of city property such
as red lanterns and street signs is not
one of Michigan's capital offenses, but
it has a serious side and should not
be passed off with a laugh. The in-
dividual student seeking decorations
for his room reasons that his private
depredations will mean but a drop
from the bucket that holds the city's
finances, but he fails to reckon with
the thousand-odd other interior de-
corators who have occasioned the city
an aggregate loss of $500 so far this
Besides this actual loss, far more
serious losses may easily accrue to the
city as the result of injuries or deaths
due to dangerous obstacles on pub-
lie rights of way, the responsibility
for marking which rests with the city.
When, as happened last week, a lan-,
tern is stolen; from a pile of rocks on
East Liberty, the city is menaced with
damage suits that might aggregate
into the high thousands.
In view of these facts the fines that
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Below is a picture of Peter, snap-E
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(The Lies of the World), as he was
leaving school.
The other picture brought in by the
eagle-eyed Kernel is featured below.
It should form an important clew in
the chain of evidence Rolls is fasten-
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Three Star is taking a vacation, so
we are going to put out the column
for the remainder of the year, a total
of one issue after this. Three Star is
number 46 in the Bluebook, and per-
haps that is the reason he is taking
this "vacation."





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