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SUMAY, MAUWH 10, 1929


F!' should be remembered that out of "..Y- -"--A "--Y .""t ."-.-it-"# tA.Y *i.{.t 6 .. ........." i...".t-.-.-
the groups who participate in ath- a
duirg the University year by the Board in lets carnivals of one kind or an-
Control of Student Publications. other in Ann Arbor, will come
Member of Western Conference Editorial many of Michigan's most promi- 1
Associatien ahltesofth ftue.S rh .l...............r a...a.nu....,r....u......................
The Associated Press is exclusively n ent athletes of the future. Such """ """ "" " """ """ "- " ""' """ "" "
titled to the use for republication of all news times offer an opportunity to show THIS AFTERNOON: The University Band will give a symphonic
dispatches credited to it oranot otherwise Michigan at its best to prospective program in Hill Auditorium, beginning at 4:15 o'clock. Mr.
credited in this paper and the local news pub- college students. What they see Nicholas Falcone will conduct.
jished herein.Colg stdns WhtaeyseNcoaFacnwilodu.
Entered at the postoffice at Ann Arbor, and how they are treated now will ONE ACT PLAY CONTEST JUDGES
Michigan, . s secord class matter. Special rate determine in many cases, whether'
of postag, granted by Third Assistant Post-I
master Generalt a desirable man will come to Mich- With the finals of the one act theatre; and his name completes
Subscription by Carrie r, .4q.00; by, mail,-
s450. igan or will go to some other play contest scheduled for this Fri- the three judges who are an assur-
Offosme ieet. Ann Arbor P"ress Building, May-
nard Street. AndiArirPe Buins, 3 ay- school. day, it is worth noting that the ance that the contest will be care-
Phones:Tditr al,'4925 -Business224 Next -'Week, and again in May, Division of English has been most fully and understandingly judged.
when the call for help is sent out successful in obtaining judges for The production of the plays this
EDITORIAL STAfF by the athletic association, it is to the contest of recognised ability, week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Telephone 4925 be lopei .tlat full cooperation will and outstanding merit in drama- Thursday nights is open to the
MANAGING EDITOR be given. it will be for the bene- tics. This, of course, is essential for public, tickets being procurable by
KENNETH G. PATRICK fits of the men who do the enter- an event -of such importance, lead- sending a request to Director
ditor...................Neson J. Smith taming, the meng who are being en- ing, as it does, toward the campus Windt. The Friday night presenta-
City Editor...........J. Stewart IHooker tertained, and of Michigan, to look taking a more .active part in
News Editor.........Richard C. Kurvink fi aie atlltioni, at which time the8 plays will
Sports Editor.. .'.. ...W. Morris Quinn prospective students over carefully, dramatics. be judged, is by special invitation.
Women's Editor.............. Sylvia S. Stone
TelegraphEditor..............George stauter and give them a chance to get the Miss Jessie Bonstelle, well known Mention of this is made owing to
Mskitant CityEditor.......Roet Siar right slant on college. as the director of the now Detroit a certain confusion as to which
AsigntCs Eioe... ..y.sowere ueu ig


Night Editors
Joseph E. Howell. Charles S. Monroe
Donald J. Kline Pierce Rosenberg
Lawrence R. Klein George E. Simons.
George C. Tilley
Paul L. Adams Donald E. Layman
Morris Alexandet harles A. Lewis
C. A. Askren Al arian McDonald
Bertram Askwif Ilnry Merry
Louise'Behymew Elizabeth Quaife
Arthur Bernste'u Victor Rabinowitz
Seton C. Boye Josepli A. Russell
Isabel Charles AnnSchelle
1>,. R. Chubb Rce hae
Prank E. Cooper I-oward Simon
Helen Domine Robert L. Sloss
Margaret I!ckels. Ruth Steadman
Douglas Ewards A. Stewart
Valborg el mand Cadwell Swanson
Robert J. Feldman Jane Thayer
Marjorie Follmer Edith Thomas
William Gentry Beth. Valentine
Ruth Geddes Gurney Williams
David B. Hempstead Jr. Welter Wilds
Richard Jung George E. Wohlgemuth
Charles R. Kaufman Edward L. Warner Jr-.
Ruth Kelsey Cleland Wyllie


Telephone 21214
Assistant Manager-RAYMOND WACHTER
~dvrtiingDepartment Managers
dvertising........Alex K. Scherer
Advertising....... .......A. James Gordan
Advertising...............Carl W. Hammer
Service...................Herbert E. Varnum
irculation..... .....George S. Bradley
Accounts....... awrence E. Walkley
Publications......Ray. M. Hofelih
Mary Chase tarton Kerr
Jeanette Dale Lillian Kovinsky
Vernor Davis Bernard Larson
Bessie Egeland Ho lster Mabley
Sally Faster 1. A. Newman
Anna Goldberg Jack Rose
Kasper Halverson Carl F. Schemm
George Hamilton George Spater
Jack Norwich Sherwood Upton
Dix Humphrey Marie Wellstead
SUNDY MARCH 10, 1929
The pluperfect campus organi-
zationhrthLibrary- system, is now
face d btg test opposition
that it has had since a group of
literati joined together to try to
have books published within the
past ten years put into circulation
for the students. The librarians
are now faced with direct opposi-
tion and disregard for .their signs
"Silence and Order Are Requested."
The past months have seen blatant
outrages against the silence of the
various libraries on the campus.
In some of the more popular li-
braries, it has become almost im-
possible for anyone to study. A long
cold winter has driven even the
fur-coated collegian indoors, and
as there is no provision for loafing
places in the campus buildings, the
libraries have been chosen as dis-
cussion rooms. Instead of a scene
with students busy with their
books, the library is now filled with
women students discussing rushees
or dates, and men students discuss-
ing all sorts of things from sports
to fraternity management. About
the only valuable information
traded is on "pipe courses, and
often this is unreliable.
With thesis and bluebook time
at hand, the library' organization
should immediately put ,a stop to
this new and widespread debating
society. Librarians should be in-
structed to ask any time-wasters
and members of the army of un-
employed 1ither to get busy or
leave the library. It may cause
some trouble, but it is the only
way in which the libraries may be
put to their proper use. At pres-
ent; the University might as well
heat the buildings with their "Si-
lence" signs.
Next Friday and Saturday the
Athletic association will stage its
annual invitational interscholastic
track meet in Yost Field house. As
has been the case during the past
two days, fraternities will be asked
by the sponsors of the meet to
house and feed from two to six
boys while they are participating
in a University function.
In the past, the interscholastic
department has found it compara-
tiulv el nsv to find houses willing

O- -----
Diagnosed as death by filibuster,
the bill for reapportionment of the
House of Representatives, as re-
quired by the Constitution of the
United States, died with the
Seventieth Congress.
Four consecutive Congresses now
have failed to perform one of their
most imperative duties. The House
continues to represent the various
states unequally and when it next
convenes, it will do so illegally.
Two imporant difficulties came
up in*connection with the passage
of any sort of bill whatever for re-
districting the House. Foremost of
these is the fact that the present
representatives, not wishing to force
from their positions any of their
colleagues, have been. reluctant to
consider such proposals, perhaps
for sentimental reasons. Moreover,
the present large membership is
prohibitive to any increase.
The Seventieth Congress, in many
respects, was extremely solicitous
for strict enrforcement of the Con-
stitution. The drastic lawpenaliz-
ing violaters of the Eighteenth
Amendment $10,000 and five years
in the penitentiary is illustrative of
this ardent desire for upholding,
"law and order." But is not each
Congressman who attended the
last meeting of the country's au-
gust law-making -body as much a
violator of the Constitution as is a
person with a flask of liquor in his
hip-pocket? Is not each Congress-
man foreswearing his oath of office
by refusing to heed the mandates
of the\ Constitution?
A New York lady is reported to
be seeking damages from her den-
tist for pulling out 1'7 of her teeth
without getting the right one.
Speaking off hand we would say
that it looks like a case of mis-
placed enthusiasm.

Civic Theatre formerly known as
the Bonstelle Playhouse, is excel-
lently qualified to act as one of the
judges. Her interest in the drama,
and the splendid role she has
played in Detroit in forming the
Civic Theatre, are assurances that I
her judgment of the four plays
will be critically discerning, and
Prof. Chester M. Wallace is prob-
ably better known as the head of
the Drama school at the Carnegie
Institute of Technology. His many,
years of experience with the drama
as an art form, and his work at
Carnegie have made him a capable
judge of the practical in drama.
Mr. Daniel L. Quirk, Jr. is prob-
ably well known to Ann Arbor as
the director of Ypsilanti Players.
His work in the production of rep-
ertoire plays as well as some stu-
dent written ones has given him

nights the plays were bieing given
for the general public.
The four student written plays
will be given with elaborate sets,
carefully selected casts, and under
the personal direction of Valen-
tine Windt, as in contrast to the
rather limited means which were
available in the elimination con-
P. L. Adams,
Play Production will produce Leo
Tolstoi's "Redemption" or "The
Living Corpse" on the evenings of
March 29, 30, and April 2, 3, and 4.
A very large cast is being used for
the play, including a chorus for
the tavern scenes. The Moissi
script, as translated into English
in the Oxford University Edition
will be used for the production.
The cast for the play has not been
announced as yet.

What is new
Variety of style is very
noticeable. Three buttons,
two buttons, patch pockets,
notched and peaked lapels,
all are in evidence,I
Tweeds and homespuns are
the outstanding fabrics.
The soft tan maixtures ex-
cite instant admiration.
Hickey-Freeman, of course.
jbr me1n Jyi2Snce l1s'4


a thorough understanding for the

Following the customof present- and orchestral
ing an annual program on the and clarinets.
Faculty Concert Series, the Uni- Mr. Leonard
ist, will play
versity Band will play this after- euphoniu, a
noon at 4:15 o'clock in Hill Audi- Patton will sin
torium. Since the close of the opera "Tosca,"
football season, the band, under ranged for bar
the direction of Nicholas Falcone, -cone. No admis
has been practicing for indoor for the concer
programs, using the symphonic public is invite
band concert idea as the basis of The program
their efforts. Overture to "C
The symphonic idea for a band Prelude in C s
is one which. has only during the .. . .
past few years come into vogue. Fantasia di Co
Mr. Falcone has endeavored to "Leona
tone down the volume of the band Selections from
which is rather necessary for the "E Lucevan le
spirit of such occasions as a foot- "Tosca".
ball game, and replace it with a Ottis C
finer band art approximating a Waltz-"Espani
symphony orchestra by more deli- Overture, "1812
cate use of color, tonal blending,


use of the trumpets
Falcone, guest solo-
a concerto on the
ind Mr. Ottis Odra
g an aria from the
which has been ar-
nd by Director Fal-
sion will be charged
t, and the general
Oberon"....... Weber
harp Minor.....
.. ... Rachmaninoff
rd Falc'one
n :i"Martha" ... FlotovI
Stelle" from
Odra Patton
o" ......Waldteufel
2" .....Tchaikowsky
P. L. Adams.



I Editorial Comment I
(New York Herald-Tribune)
Undergraduates sometimes write
foolish nonsense, but they hardly
ever achieve the foolishness of the
perpetual undergraduates among
the alumni. "Columbia Spectator"
published this week a long letter
signed by a group of alumni re-
cently prominent in undergraduate
activities, who are concerned with
the lack of undergraduate interest
in athletics and with the fact that
Columbia has a losing football
team. ,They scold the present gen-
eration of undergraduates for not
.properly supporting teams. They
scold the coaches for not enforc-
ing the high and Spartan discipline
which would produce winning ath-
letic organizations. To read this
letter (of which one could find
analogues in every college alumni
weekly in the country) one would
never guess that the chief alleged
business of the American college
was the education of the mind and
character through study and play.
One would never imagine that in-
ter-collegiate atheltics was a side-
show to the really important busi-
ness of general sport.
It is an important and a hopeful
fact that all over the country this
type of rah-rah business is being
confined to the alumni. Some
months ago a Yale football coach
grew publicily dolorous over the
faint attendance and enthusiasm
at a football rally. Intelligent
undergraduates must wonder at
men who three or four or twenty
years out of college persist in act-
ing like perennial freshmen. Alum-
ni weeklies are generally filled with
the trivial of college life. Almost
none of them is concerned with
presenting to the alumni what the
college or university is seriously
trying to do or what the under-
graduate activities that really help
the all-round development of the
average student are accomnlishing.

Thomas Wilfred-Troubadour And Impressario

Thomas Wilfred, the personality!
dominating the production of "The
Vikings", is a startling mixture of
talents; a mixture that only the
theatre would be able to use com-
pletely. The story of his life would,
be an unbelievable romantic ad-
venture if it were not for the
Scandinavian tenacity of purpose
and sincerity which keeps him, not
a wandering mountebank, but an
artist wandering a new path in
theatrical productions.
A spotlight would pick him up,
when he graduated from the Uni-
versity of Copenhagen. His own
University called him back tos
teach physics. At the same time

play is built, out of nothing, dark-
ness, and develops, unhindered by
the static lighting of the present
day stage, through a continuous
flow of the media of actors, story,
and set, until the final curtain.
"The ._Vikings", now, is Wilfred
after experiment has thrown him
into dramatic directing, acting,
scene designing, and into a pains-
taking study of Ibsen which before
this Wilfred had taken up in a way
that a Continental would call a
,hobby, but -which we prefer to'
identify, as scholarship, or a
scholarly study.
His apology for an interruption
in the conversation was an em-
barrassed; "You see, I'm also di-
recting my laboratory from here."
The st'ory of "The Vikings" as
I Wilfred is interpreting it is one
layed on a background of physical
struggle and heroic warfare that
is almost inconceivable in our mod-
ern life, so tangled and twisted
with minute personalities strug-
gling in what Jim Tully would call
the back bedroom of life. Ibsen is
not the author of "Hedda Gabler"
or "Ghosts" in this play, but an
artist working with the heroic
medium of the Icelandic Volsung
sagas and with characters who
have sublimated their natural sex
lives into a passionate lust for war-
fare. Hjordis, played by Kather-
ine Wick Kelly, is the arch-type, a
perverted Amazon whose happi-
ness is greatest when she has stir-
red up war. Critic Ashton Stevens,
of the Chicago performance, naive-
ly remarked that she madenLady
Macbeth look like a pale ingenue.
rAnd her protagonists, Sigurd and
Ornulf and Gunnar, are of near-
ly equal vitality. Henderson, -Rey-
nolds Evans and Roman Bohnen
carry the parts.
Wilfred has been able to collect
a splendid cast to interpret the
play, and with the new effects he
has perfected on his color organ,

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Thomas Wilfred
he was advancing with his studies
in light. Then came the trouba-
dour urge which resulted in a long
series of tours through England,
France and Scandinavia playing
the 12-stringed lute and dramatic-
ally interpreting songs to its medi-
aeval accompaniment. A number
of tours through this country fol-
lowed, and the artistic accolade#

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