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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1929
Night Editdr-Lawrence R. Klein
THREE ALUMNI IN THE CABINET
Much honor is reflected upon the
University by the fact that Presi-
dent Herbert Hoover has selected
as members of his cabinet three
Michigan graduates. Robert P.
Lamont, '91, who holds the port-
folio of Commerce, has been a con-
sistent supporter of the University
for many years, having donatedl
much money and land to worthy
purposes; Arthur M. Hyde, '99, is
the newly appointed Secretary of
Agriculture; and James W. Good,
'93, is President Hoover's Secretary
of War.
These three men have risen to
positions sufficiently high in their
respective fields to have attained
this place of national eminence,
and have been rewarded by the
new President' for their excellent
work. It is believed that Mr. Good
will act as "contact man" between
the White House and the Capitol
because of his popularity with
members of congress and his fam-
iliarity with personalities and con-
ditions in general.
The University is indeed fortu-
nate to number among its alumni1
such outstanding figures. Although
they are not the first Michigan
graduates to receive such high rec-
ognition of merit, yet they serve to
emphasize more strongly Michi-
gan's high rank among universities1
of the natidn.

INCANDESCENT YOUTH
A custom which flaming collegi
ate Youth has long maintained-
that of pilfering various and sun
dry objects in celebration of an
athletic victory, of an exam suc
cessfully passed, or of a quart o
good rye-is one which can often
be atoned fo by vague mention o
"young but once," "Wild oats" an
similar phrases. But occasionall
this pilfering becomes somethin
serious and highly objectionable.
An instance of the latter case i
found in the situation which no
exists in the exhibition halls of th
various University museums.
Students not only ruin the col
lections for research work whe
they steal individual specimen
but they rob themselves and the
companions of rare opportunitie
for the acquisition of knowledg
and culture. Such a case as thi
demands every desperate attemp
at remedy.
A MUSEUM FOR PROGRESS
With a recent address made b
Dr. Alexander G. Ruthven, Dean o
Administration and Director of th
University Museums, there ha
been launched in Ann Arbor a:
active campaign for the establish
ing of a museum of history. Civi
organizations, patriotic organiza
tions, prominent citizens, and fac
ulty men have declared themselve
in favor of the proposition, and i
is very likely that such an institu
tion will be established.
From the standpoint of the stu
dent, a museum of history wi
prove itself invaluable. According
to present plans the proposed mu
seum will contain old documents
pictures, implements, etc., eac
specimen having a communit
history attached to it. In sucha
visual laboratory a student will b
enabled to see for himself; to fee
for himself, those things upo
which text-books is based, the dif
ference being that in such a mu
seum the facts will exist undistort
ed, not pre-digested by a historia
who is apt to have prejudices. It
is not an indictment of the histor
text-book that it is written witha
certain amount of personal prej
udice. Being written by huma
beings text-books cannot be entire
ly accurate and entirely unprej
udiced. A history museum, al
though it will not give all the fact
of history, will, at least, reveal t
the student the basis upon whic
history is written; and with suc
knowledge the student will be en
couraged to examine for himself, t
delve for himself, to think for him
self.
We have on the campus a Mu
seum -of natural history which i
serving as a laboratory for studen
inquiry into biological and zoologi-
cal truths; there exists on the
campus the beginnings of a mu-
seum of classical archaeology
where the student will be able to
see the basis for ancient histories;
with the establishing of a museum
of history in Ann Arbor, the stu-
dent of American history will also
be given an opportunity for labora-
tory work.
Campus Opinion'
Contributors are asked to be brief
confining themselves to less than 300
words it possible. Anonymous com-
munications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however
be regarded as confidential, upon re-
quest. Letters published should nut be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of the Daily.

NO THUGS WELCOME
The Editor:
Allow me to congratulate you on
the stand taken in your editorial
anent the recent riot at the Michi-
gan Theatre. It is with the great-
est regret that I find certain stu-
dents in the Engineering College
seem to have taken a prominent
part in the disgraceful affair.
I would like to take this occasion
to state that the type of man who
has the characteristicsgwhich
would lead-him to be guilty of
such "thug" tactics is not welcome
in the College of Engineering. At
the present time representatives of
the large industries are on the
campus interviewing students as to
their future employment, and one
of the qualifications upon which
the greatest stress is laid is that
of character and personality.
I think I have as sympathetic
feeling towards youth as anyone,
but I wish to state emphatically'
that I have no use for men who
cannot conduct themselves as de-
cent American citizens. I do not
care how proficient a man may be
in his studies, if he cannot eradi-
cate the "tough" and "thug" qual-
ties from his character, and learn
;o become a gentleman while at
the University. he is an undesir-

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Music and Draoma!:
TONIGHT: Mimes present "To The Ladies" by George S. Kaufman
and Marc Conne'ly, in Mimes theatre beginning at 8:15 o'clock.
The curtain rises at 8:30 precisely.
* * *
"TO THE LADIES"-A Review by Charles s. Monroe

There was once or twice when
we almost left the Mimes theaterl
last night in a "mad" on thisI
show, but now, at the typewriter,
it is to be regretted that our tem-
per did that. More expert shows{
have been given on this campus,
but not within our memory has
such a pleasing one been presented.
Mr. Kauffman and Mr. Connelly
did not bother much about this3
play's influence on world politics
or the modern drama but they did
make it amusing and happy. The
cast is usually subordinate, the
members stage a swell bit now
and then to make it' satisfactory.
If George Johnson could play his

part with a little more restraint, he
would have been Leonard Beebe
himself. He does it sometimes but
tends to carry it too far and often
loses his grip on the part. Eugenie
Chapel, a newcomer and darn wel-
come, gives a pleasing performance
as his motivating force.
Not an important contribution
to the stage, but you'll be mad if
you miss it.
I'. S. Don't believe the box-of-
fice mogul. The show starts at
8:30, and not as he says, at 8:15.
All that happens before 8:30 is
people coming in and the orches-
tra getting off key, although they
are serious in intention.

INTERNATIONAL IDEAlISM

Cosmopolitan Club, with the pro-
ceeds from International Night, arc
making the first contribution of,
the foundation in Ann Arbor of an
International House. Prof. J. A. C.
Hildner, faculty adviser for the
group is responsible for the state-i
ment and represents the sum de-I
sired at half a million dollars. The
project is by no means a new one.
There are a number such houses
in other of the larger Universities,
notably at Columbia where a splen-
did dormitory furnishes ideal con-
ditions for foreign students. The
ideal of establishing a similar
building locally where there= are 43
riationalities represented is dis-
tinctly a step forward in solving
the problem of adjustment of for-
eigners to our systems of life and
education. Personally, I doubt if

I should care how far advanced
China, for example, was in educa-
tion if going there meant facing
the problem of readjustment with-
out some aid like the International
House organization. The problem
is being solved in Paris for Ameri-
can students by a very similar
means and any step Michigan may
f be able to take in this direction
should be encouraged, particularly I
by those who desire this campus toj
be a center, cosmopolitan in its
range, for the highest in education
and culture.
Which has this to do with I
drama, that Cosmopolitan Club are
deriving their money from the pre- 4
sentation in Hill Auditorium:
Thursday night of this week of aI
dramatic pageant, "Humanity."
R. L. A.

An empire hung on that strap

T HE hitch must be right, the pack must
be tight. On details such as that hung
the attainment of the day's goal and the final
success of the expedition.

power,tyapplied sure knowledge and
Constant vigilance to their task.
Today's Idaders in business have the same
point of view.

* * *
"The Cief Thing"--In Campus Dramatics

a ED. NOTE-.tr. Fleischman's in- hereabouts. We are made aware,
- teresting letter has been very much quite painfully at times, of the
n condensed, but an effort has been need of training in voice and die-
- made to retain both his major tion, in reading and interpretation
- points and the spirit in which they and in responsiveness of body in
- were presented, although the lit- action. Training of this sort is an
s erary style has suffered from the individual problem of the most
o excisions. difficult and baffling kind. It takes
htime. Time! Time! and energy.
h Every so often, more often of Play Production has been serving
- late, the seers who preside over as such atraining school within its
o the Drama Column lament the all poor power. There is not a drama-
- too. present deplorable state of J tic activity that has not drawn
dramatic production. Goaded - to and drawn heavily from material
- desperate and heroic measures the discovered and developed in Play
s drama editor goes into secret ses- Production. But the theatre is an
t sion with whatever spirit seems to institution and like all institutions
- be hovering over his cluttered desk it grows by an accumulation of
e at the time and proceeds to casti- means and a cumulation of power.
gate, to. flagellate, to exoricse the'Play Production is dong wllat ;t
Y Dramatic Muse. can to raise the quality of its own
The latest rites of this kind were productions and those which it fos-
performed in the review of the ters. But a striking advance can
Harris Players production of "The not be expected in campus drama-
Chief Thing." The reviewer lashed tics so long as Play Production it-
about furiously with his cato-o'- self is on the tail-end of the dra-
- nine-tails letting the stings and matic program. For this is the
cuts fall where they would. one organization which makes it
The very next day The Column its business to take the raw recruit
gave its space to the "Great God and put him through his rookie
H---" of campus dramatics, who stages so that he may be able to
rustled the shades of past verbal participate in campus dramatics.
and dramatic triumphs to paIy It is plainly to be seen that this is
tribute to a passing enthusiasm for the life-giving source and center of
a passing "virtuosa" of the "two- I1all of the University's dramatic
a-day." (Henderson in re Venita activities and that here lies the
Gould--Ed.) secret of any future progress that
Here we have the whole situa- may be made.
tion in a neat little triangle. A But what we need weVl lmore
worship, idolatrous in its intensity, than a campus theatre of brick
of ultra-sophistication and super- and stone is a new spirit of crea-
ficial theatrical cleverness, the jazz tive enterprise, a common ideal, a
of the stage, as its ideal; a con- more unselfish and courageous
siderable number of eager, perhaps leadership, and a comprehensivel
sincere but terribly inadequate and policy and program. Not of Mimes,
inexperienced would-be actors and Comedy Club, or any other organi-
producers; and plays both good zation but of all combined and co-
and bad. Oh, yes! And a univer- operating. The drama editor's idea
sity said to be without a peer in of the specialization of each group
Science, Literature and the Arts. in a particular activity in full of
And why are we limping along promise. Memberships too should,
in the tail-end of the procession in not be duplicated as much as they
dramatics? Because while no out- are at present. More opportunities
lay in physical equipment and in- to more students should be the aim
struction has been too much for and Play Production should merge
scientific laboratories and for ath- the separate interests of each or-
letics, relatively nothing has been ganization in a constructive pro-
done to provide the best in equip- gram for all. In this way,.the Uni-
ment and training in this field. versity can provide the physical
Actors do not burst into glory equipment and the personnel for a
full-grown. Neither are they made , complete and all-embracing drag
in a day. The three years of stu- 1 matic program.
dent life in which they. are eligible "The Chief Thing" had for its
for student activities is all too idea the possibility of actors creat-
short for most of them to develop ing in life an atmosphere in which
conspicuous proficiency in this I happiness could thrive. The chief
most complex of all the arts. Yet thing in campus dramatics is the
we expect them to compare favor- creation of an atmosphere in
ably with the greatest of the pro- which the drama in the theatre
fession wwho have attained their can thrive. The University has a
perfection after years of painstak- primary responsibility in leader-
ing effort and practice. In no other, ship, in means and in policy. The
activity are our demands so exact- l embryo actor finds his obligation
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A TRANSATLANTIC AIR LINE
Early this spring Great Britain
hopes to put into the air a giant
dirigible which will revolutionize
transatlantic transportation. This
ship, the R-100, is intended to
blaze a trail for a regular air serv-
ice between New York and London
and is so constructed that it gives
great promise of safety, stability,
and speed. Particular attention
has been given to this latter factor,
for where the Graf Zeppelin had
five 530-horsepower engines, the
R-100 will. have six of 700 horse-
power each. Its designers believe
that this ship will attain a speed
of 100 miles an hour, for otherwise
it would be unfit for competition
with ocean traffic.
While the United States is open-
ing up an air line to Mexico and

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