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THE IIHICAN DAILY~

SATUJRDAY, MARCH le)1-,1929

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ALUMNI REUNIONS
Published every morning except Monday With the announcement of plans
dosing the University yearbys.the Board in for reunions of 20 classes of the,
Control of Student Pub~tisI0
Member of Western Conference Editorial University to be held during the
Association-w e e k- e n d beginning June 14,

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Editor........ ....Nelson J. Smith
City Editor............J.. Stewart hooker
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Women's Editor...... ... Sylvia S. StoneR
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SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1929
Night Editor-JOSEPH E. HOWELL
THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX!
Whether or not the University
authorities should honor Sphinx's
petition for reinstatement presents
two questions: is Sphirx desirable,
and has it already been disciplined
enough for last fall's misbehavior?
The problem of demonstrating to
the administration that the an-
swer to both of these questions is
yes, still remains.
As to Sphinx's desirability it
should be pointed out that the or-
ganization is a Michigan tradi-
tion of a quarter-century's stand-
ing. In this day and age of wan-
ing warmth of college spirit and
of increasing indifference to hoary
customs and the glory that was
Michigan's, it seems too bad de-
liberately to discontinue one of the
most virile among surviving tradi-
tions.
It should also be considered that
in any field of endeavor a system
of rewards and punishments is an
incentive to better work. In a Uni-
versity where discreditable per-
formances are punished by inter-'
views with deans and then par-
ents, balance demands a system of
tewards to be given those who.
labor faithfully to Michigan's
credit. If extra-curriculun activ-
ities are to be encouraged at all,
Sphinx is desirable.
In debating whether the pur-
poses of discipline have been serv-
ed by a half-year's anihilation, the
heinousness of last fall's offense
must be considered. It can ae more
calmly considered now that the,
journalistic tempest in a teapotI
set to howling by Detroit and Chi-
cago papers, has blown over. Strip-
ped of the sensationalism lent byI
newspaper rumors of liquor andI
drunkenness, the. high crime of-
last fall becomes an accident of
student irresponsibility.
Irresponsibility, while heartily toI
be condemned, is nevertheless a1
common manifestation of youth..
It cannot be classed with suchc
moral or habitual misdemeanors asc
dishonesty, public drunkenness, or I
malicious destruction of property.
Guidance rather than punishmenti
should be the treatment of irre-
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omes the thought of a great
athering of the real builders of
he University. Administrative offi- s
ers, from presidents to private s
ecretaries, have come and gone. o
Most of them have left their marksU
omewhere in the organization.I
,reat presidents as Angell, Burton,
nd Little, will be remembered t
s long as the University lives, be- o
ause of the great advances madec
during their respective adminis-
trations. These men are, of course,
builders of the University.
No less a part in the develop-
ment in this great institution has
been that of the student body.
Moving always forward in their
advance toward education and the
business or professional world,
they have carried on the spirit of
Michigan. Parallel to the march of
progress by the students has been
the same march of progress by the
University.
The University has developed
far more than would have been
possible under one class or under
any group whose interest was only
of four years duration. These
many men and women who have
played a part and are still playing
a part in the University are its real
builders. They are a vital part of
the institution and through their
interest and their efforts Michigan
has become what it is today.
Members of the older classes who
will return for the first time in
many years will find a school vast-
ly different in nearly every phase
from that which they knew as
students. New buildings have
loomed on plots which were once
vacant lots, the familiar faces
which appeared behind the lec-
ture desks in years gone by have
been replaced in a majority of
cases by younger men.
One thing, however, should not
have been altered in the many
years since the graduation of the
oldest of them. That is a Michi-
gan spirit; not the spirit of lots of
noise during athletic cotests, but
a feeling of appreciation toward
those builders of the University.
The Alumni who return for class
reunions in the spring are deserv-
ing of a hearty welcome from aIl
Michigan students whose part it
should be to be sure the "old
grads" are royally entertained by
* their own University.
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SPEED, AND YET MORE SPEEDj
The fatal crash of the 36, cylin-
dered Triplex automobile in which
Lee Bible, the inexperienced driver,
was killed and a photographer also
lost his life while taking the pic-
tures, has done little but give the
demagogues of the pulpit and the
platform more material for tirades
upon the Age of Speed. And this
time, rightly so, for the breaking of
the record would have done little
but bring fame to the driver and
the record back to this country.
On the other hand, it has sicken-
ed automobile enthusiasts on ac-
count of the apparent uselessness
of the gesture.
Races held under Association
guardianship, such as the Indiana-
polis event, have been defended on
the grounds that the racing cars
of today furnish the designs for
the passenger car of tomorrow.
This point is well taken as an in-
spection of present-day models will
show. But the excessive speed of
Seagrave and of Bible has done
little but pale the motoring pub-

lic, after the first little thrill of
thinking about a man going more
than four or five times the ordi-
nary rate.
This is the second time in a year
that a driver has lost his life in
an attempt to break a record, Ray
Keech having been killed before.
And with automobile clubs, law of-
ficers, and thousands of organiza-
tions working almost fruitlessly to
curb speed, such attempts fall
short of the intended heroism and
bravado, and incite -others to step
on the gas and go. Death will be
little deterrent-the argument is
that Seagrave drove 231 miles an
hour and lived. I
The national association should.
now curb any such efforts to de-
feat Seagrave's record until, these
fast motor cars are made and
proved more foolproof. Such things
are more of a black eye to motor-
dom than certain apprehended
cases of reckless driving on city
streets.
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A MATTER OF POSTERS s
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THIS IS
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EDITOR'S NOTE-With this is-
ue Rolls presents the sixth of a
eries of Interviews on the hobbies
f the prominent students on the
University campus. These inter-
iews will appear daily, and will
hey throw interesting sidelightsk
on the intimate lives of prominent
campus politicial puppets? Oh, my!c
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Irnee McKoi Likes Publicity
Above All Earthly Things-Amen
"Yes," boasted Irnee McKoi,t
known among his henchmenI
as "Public Print" McKoi, "I am
just goofy about publicity, in
fact I am just goofy about any-
thing; one might go so far as
to say I am just goofy. This
passion of mine to see my1
name in type began with early1
childhood and has persisted
ever since.;
"This strange delight of mine
has such a hold on me that
I'll go to almost any extreme
to satisfy it. I'll exchange
anything in my power for it,
even as much as a basketball
managership or two."
Mr. McKoi has not stated
what he can do about getting
publicity after he graduates
and can have no connection
with the student newspaper,
but, as he says, "I always have
found sone way."
Mr. McKoi admitted that his
favorite quotation is the one
that goes like this:
"Pride goeth before a fall."
Those tough students in Mad--
rid, Spain, have been rioting with
resultant clashes with the police,
news report tell us. Guess the
University of Madrid must save
won their annual bull fight with
Seville.
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Probably the student news-
paper will start a vindication
fund. 800 pesetas for a new
bull!
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No, that noise wasn't a student
riot, that was Eric the Red turn-
ing over in his grave after seeing
Robert Henderson as a Viking
chief.
Those naughty girls of the
class of 1930. To look at their
costumes in the Junior Girls'
P ay you'd think they were put-
ting on a musical comedy!
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If the adviser of women censors
a few more things in connection
with the Junior Girls' Play, "For-
ward March" will come to a. halt.
Two Cents, But Not Worth It
Didn't mean to butt in, Lark,
but one portion of a Lindbergh
story that appeared in the
News the other days is too good
to blush'unseen. The portion
I refer to said that "return to
the United States was believed
to be delayed at least until
completion of repairs on his
plane, City of Wichita, dam-
aged when he clashed with his
fiancee, Miss Anne Morrow,
ten days ago." It must have

been a swell fight, Lark, but
the pity of it is they aren't
even married yet. All right,
that's my two cents' worth.
GunVey.

Music And DramaI
TONIGHT: Play Production pre-
sent, by request, an additional
performance of the student-writ-'
ten one-act play bill in Univer-
sity Ball theater, beginning at
8:15 o'clock. Curtain at 8:30
sharp.'
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"THlE VIKINGS"

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A Review By Herbert Schwartz
Such auxiliaries to the play-
wright's communication as the
color and tone organ may be en-
tirely legitimate if they can focus
more relevant attention on what
he isycommunicating; when they
merely exploit,, for their own dis-I
play, the background of the action
they are only to be disparaged.
Both uses of these devices were
apparent in last night's perfor-
mance of The Vikings; in the
second act, with the banquet
guests under the fearful spell of
Hjordis' wrath, the shifting light'
served admirably to aid Miss Kelly
and Mr. Ibsen in the difficult task
of making the audience feel the
tension of the necessarily inert
witnesses to the scene. The back-
ground of surging waves in the
first and last acts was very ef-
fective too, if one makes all al-
lowances for the crude stage of
the clavilux so far. The absence
of the ocean's roar was a little in-
congruous. But the melodramatic
thrills of light in the last act were
hardly defensible. They were bad
because they forced attention and
emotional excitement on what was,
after all, only a minor denoue-
ment. The heroic background of
1 the play, the superstitions of these
mystic people, are all transparent
disguise of people we know. These
may serve to lend a certain grand-
errr to the action, but the chaac-
ters remain the characters of
When We Dead Awaken, of Hedda
Gabler, of John Gabriel Bjorkman{
and The Lady From the Sea. The
tremendously affecting culmina-
tion of the play, the flight of the
heroic souls into Valhalla is only
the culmination of these expedi-
ents. The drama has ended with
the disappearance of Hjordis, and
the conviction of her death by her
own hands. The exaggerated rep-
resentation of flight of souls was
overwhelming, utterly convincing
of greatness, but after the emotion
one asked what it was that was
great.AThe connection of the
theme and the background had
been lost. What had happened to
Hjordis during all this triumph,
and w)y should she, if indeed she
did,, keep the company, in a
climactic scene, of heroes, to be
sure, but heroes one had barely
met?
The acting last night was fair-
ly good but here too there were
undesirable results of the innova-
tion. I think that much of the
over-acting was simply the emo-
tive effect of the lighting on the
actors themselves. Also there was
I (intimately related to this over-
acting) a tendency to rely on the
general effect of the presentation:
I the performance was too emotion-
al. It was an effort to follow
Ibsen's thesis.
Miss Kelly and Mr. Evans easily
took first honors, which was to be
expected from their titles in the
cast (Mr. Evans and Miss Kelly as
against Robert Henderson etc.).
'Robert Henderson's performance
has improved much since last
summer, but he still remains too
much the spoiled darlingto ade-
quately do a Norse hero. Miss
Kelly did a difficult and unsym-
pathetic role very acceptably.
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of St. James. "Hell 'n Maria, audience who will be unhampered
king!" imaginatively by technical details.
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