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Published every 'morning except Monday
dining the University year by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.
Member of Western Conference Editorial
The Associated Press is exclusively en.-
titled to the use fo- republication of all news
dispatches credited to it. or not otherwise
credited in this paper and the local newspub-
lished herein.
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Michigan,ita second class matter. Special rate
of postagt granted by Third Assistant Post-1
master General.
Subscription by " carrier, $4.0o; by mail,
Offices: tAnn Arbor Press Building, May-
uGard Street.
Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 2r1r4.
Telephone 4925
Iditor.................. Nelson J. Smith
City Editor............. 1. Stewart Hooker
News Editor...........Ricard C. KurN'ink
Sorfts Editor........ ....W. Morris Quinn
Women's Editor.... - -..... Sylvia S. Stone
Telegraph Editor.... ..... ,George Stauter
Musican-d Erama........... R.L . Askren
Assistant City Editor.........Robert Silbar

Joseph E. Howell
Dnald J. Kline
Lawrence R. Klein

Charles S. Monroe
Pierce Rosenberg
George E. Simons
C. Tilley,

' ~ReportersI
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Marjorie Follmer Edih Thomas
William Gentry Beth Valentine
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Night Editor-Charles S. Monroe
The question is: where does the
$5.00 cash for the senior dues go.
The answer may be tabulated as
Class day expenses....$1.50
Incidental expenses. ...50
Memorial fund.......1.00
Michigan Alumnus..... 2.00
This tabulation, as officaldom
has given it out, will undoubtedly
satisfy the great and wondering
majority of the seniors now in the
process of paying their class dues,
many of them paying such a thing
for the first time.
But if this is answered, the read-
er May wonder why one of the
above lines has ben placed in
black face. And to satisfy this will
require a lot of explaining.
Last fall, the Student council
offered the motion to have the
money for a subscription to the
Michigan Alumnus added to the
class 4dies. A later story in The
Daily carries the news that the
proposal found no favor in any
school except the literary college.
Therefore, two good dollars were
added to the senior dues to make
a subscription to The Alumnus
necessary to each student. This
move turns into nothing but un-
authorized and uncalled-for sub-
sidization, for there are undoubt-
edly many hundreds of seniors who
care for cash instead of The
Alumnus, but who must pay for it
or else go without invitations and
some of the other necessaries of
graduation. This becomes com-
pulsory because no other invita-
tions are accepted at the exercises
of graduation.
In the first place, it hardly
seems right that a single class of-
ficer shoulel take the step of add-
ing two dollars onto class dues
with such important bearings and
results, as has been done in the
literary college. In the second1
place, The Alumnus ought to bet
able to find more legitimate meth-I
ods of gaining circulation without
having to use subsidization of the
money of unwilling seniors. The Stu-1
dent council's move was probably

made with the best intentions to in-
crease alumni interest in the Uni-
versity, but when the seniors of all
schools and colleges except 6nef
veto the. idea, the literary seniors
should not have been called uponk
to go on with the agreement ex- <

money mandatory to graduation ist
unheard of. Why subsidize The
' Tonight in Hill auditorium, Ann i
Arbor will have the first and only
opportunity this semester of seeing
one of its debating teams in ac-
tion. The affirmative tam will
meet Northwestern here, while the '
negative team makes the trip to
Madison to conpete with the rep-
resentatives of Wisconsin. Thus,
after a third of a semester of
preparation, the debating season
will open and close on a single eve-
Two weeks were occupied, at the
beginning of the semester, in
choosing a team, and the timee
since then has been used in prac-
ticing. Just why only one contest
has been scheduled is not very
some will rtmember the class day
ferent picture. Some will remem-
clear. The topic, the jury system,
is a live one and offers an excel-
lent opportunity for an exhaustive
study. It seems rather ridiculous
to spend six weeks in preparing for
one evening of activity. And be-
sides, only one of the two teams
will ever appear here. One of the
teams representing the University
will never have the chance to pre-
sent itself before a Univerity
It is quite obvious that one con-
test a year offers practically no
time for a team to function prop-
erly. If the purpose of extra-cur-
ricula activities is to give the par-
ticipant an experience that cannot
be transmitted through a class-
room, why not make that experi-
ence worth while? Debating is a
valuable activity, but the value re-
ceived from one debate is almost
negligible. Is not some more sat-
isfactory arrangement possible?
Sometime last night, the latest
edition of Spring arrived. In,a few
quarters, the arrival was duly ob-
served but only a few awoke this
morning with the realisation of a
strange feeling of having gone to
sleep in the wintertime and having
awakened in Spring.
Upperclassmen know that the
arrival of the spring months ushers
into the University program the
most beautiful time! of year on the
campus and the most enjoyable of
the three seasons of the college
year. Spring house parties, base-
ball, tennis and golf, other sports,
appointments, spring elections for
the important campus offices, ini-
tiations to honorary societies, and
finally the ceremonies which mark
the passing of seniors and the as-
sumption of new roles by the
members of other classes; all will
fill the next two and a half
months with enjoyment for all.
. In the minds of those who have
been on campus a year or more,
Spring has come to mean many
things, each calling forth a dif-
igamua and other honorary groups,
ber the colorful initiation of Mich-
igamua and other honorary groups,
some will remember the class day
spectacles with the thousands of
t seniors in cap and govn marching
on the campus, others will remem-
ber canoe rides or the May Festi-
val concerts or candidacy for of-
The new season will be welcomed
by all. It lends a color and mean-
inlg to University life that the

crowd-pictures of Fall and the
barren pictures of Winter cannot
bring. Let us then be up and do-
ing. (ie, up and on our horse to
get those theses written before va.
cation or decoration day at the
latest). Spring is here!

EDITOR'S NOTE-With this is-
sue Rolls presents the ninth of a
series of Interviews on the hobbies
of the prominent students on the
University campus. These inter-
views will appear daily, and will
they throw interesting sidelights
on the intimate lives of prominent
campus political puppets? Oh, my!
* * *
"Wee" Wi lie Nissen, Union Laborer
Likes To Make Noise Like Executive
"I have no faith in public
opinion," declared "Wee" Willie
Nissen, self-declarative campus
big shot in his Rolls interview,
which he has been waiting pa-
tiently for and wondering why
he wasn't first. "I like to boss
things and run them my own
way, regardless of the outcome.
Lately, however, people haveM
been getting wise to my whims
and consequently my efforts
have been ineffectual, quite to
the benefit of the campus, no
doubt, but quite a blow to my
pride, which I have plenty of."
Mr. Nissen's hobby is quite1
obviously bossing peopfe and
things and acting important4
over things quite trivial.
"My entire life has been de-
voted to the perfection of my
executive ability," he continued,
"I hope to live a long, long
"My most embarrassing mo-
ment? Well, you've heard the
tale about the passing of the
Union amendment."
"Wee" Willie says he hopesj
his college training will some
day help him to be a great
man. All who know him wish
him wel in this ambition.
The other day a man broke
three teeth biting into a pancake.
No, it was not in an Ann Arbor
* * *
When you saw the Union
Opera this year, did you think
you would ever see chorus
work like that again, boys and
girls? See the Junior Girls'
Play, or you haven't seen
nothin' yet. A prize to the boy
or girl who can guess which
half of the chorus was in and
which half was out of step.
There are no strings to this,
and the prize will be genuine.
* * *
Indications Of Spring
Doc May taking his annual work-
out with the Indian clubs and
dropping them all over Waterman
gymnasium, as usual . . . Love-
stricken couples beginning to pat-
ronzie the Boulevard . . ..The ap-
pearance of snappy sport roadsters
about town (who said "auto ban"?)
Saps (organic and inorganic)
running about . . . The seasonal
campus "spread" . . . Political
caucuses getting ready for elec-
tions . . . Last year's light suits
cleaned and pressed . . . Men on
the front porches of fraternity
houses trying to look oh-so-impor-
If this Vindication Fund;

committee really wanted to
make some money, they should
have waited three weeks and
then placed a toal gate at the
- entrance to the Boulevard.
A front page headline in The
Daily tells us that Debaters Finish
Training period. That's great. Now
that they are out of training theyl
can smoke something but Oldl
There were free movies at the
Michigan yesterday to celebrate!
the Michigan Gliding club, who
won the Conference champion-
ship, or something. No, there
was no riot.
Now isn't there some way in
which we could say that the
choruses of the Junior Girls' Play,
while they did not move like the
works of an eight day clock, really
had some qualities of an ankle
A professor at the University
of Syracuse has deplored the
lack of good, round, descriptive,
American cuss-words. Well,'
professor, you come around to
our office about ten minutes
before the deadline any after-
noon when we have two pages
to z° and ask us to heln vn

Music And Drama
O t3


TONIGHT: The Junior Girls pre-
sent their annual play, "Forward
Miarch" in the Whitney Theatre, j
beginning at 8:15 o'clock.
Reviewed by Prof. Kenneth T. Rowe
Musical comedies are to "tease us
out of thought"; they should be
seen and heard, not reviewed.
However, I rather unexpectedly6
found myself quite free to think
during a good part of the two and
one half hours of "Forward
One can usually tell from the
overture of a musical show wheth-
er anything will be set tingling in
one's feet and lilting through one's
head; when the curtain went up
my mind was still unrelieved of
wondering chiefly how gynococracy
would be pronounced. Nor was my
confidence in the significance of
overtures seriously disturbed by
anything that followed. As for the
book, there were flashes of wit so
bright as to intensify the feeling of
protest against the, well, eighty
percent of dull lines. That the
story was without freshness merely
reminded me that I prefer vaude-
ville or revue to musical shows with
If I seem to be taking the Jun-
for Girls' Play too seriously it is
that as an institution, it appears
to take itself too seriously. As in
the case of the men's Opera, avoid-
ance of any comparison with pro-
fessional shows should be sought.
The youthfulness and spontaneity
of such performances . is their
charm, and should be left as free
as possible. The men have an ad-
vantage in the altogether delight-
ful element of the grotesque in
their miming of women. Outside
of this, the possibilities for humor
would be best realized in what be-I
longs uniquely to student life, or
even in local and timely matter.
There is enough talent available
for an hour and a half of good
acts-why pad with a conventional1
story and dullness? Traditional in-
stitutions have a habit of getting I
overgrown. I can imagine the
older tradition of a Junior Girls' 1
Play as purely a tribute to the
Senior women, and a gay frolic be-
tween the two classes as a finer
thing than the new.
I must confess inconsistency,
how.evt.there are many things in
this week's performance I should
I hate to have missed. Helen Hart-
er's diabolically clever mismanage-
ment of the human form in her
eccentric Swiss dance must beI
Splacedfirst. The Swiss chorus
that followed, with its costuming,
was charming; the rendering of
"Forward March", spirited. The
dancing as a whole was enjoyable,
the singing might have been so, in
an intimate theatre. I shall not soon I
forget Claire Simmons as Oswald,
nor Margaret Ohlson as the Presi-
dent of Gynococracy. The debonair
intrusions of the Author, Dorothyl
Goodridge, were always a, pleasure.
Lillian Setchell is a charming
enough person always to receive
acclaim, but someone should keep
so talented a person from running
wild as she did in this play. The
artistry, combining sweetness with
verve, with which she did a song
and dance interlude in "The Cas-
silis Engagement" led me to expect
something very different from
what appears this week. Dora
VandenBerg was thoroughly sat-
isfying as a musical comedy lead-
ing man (they always look like
women any way); she has a fine

voice and presence. Helen Bush
was also all that could be asked
of a leading lady. The suggestion
of real talent for acting in these
last two suggests a regret for the
amount of time necessarily spent
on a kind of work that after all
gives little real development to
such talent.
It would seemi to me to be one
of the shining virtues of this m6-
rality-bound life to be able to do
nothing beautifully. Moralists find
virtue in duty, etc., etc.; I prefer!
to find virtue, not in the vice of
immorality, but in unmorality-
when it is done so glitteringly and
wittily as Edward Carpenter has
done it in his play, "The Bachelor
Father", which Belasco is offeringI
in the Wilson Theatre a4l of this
It is the story of Sir Basil Silver-j
ton who was a facile hand . at
fathering but a fugitive from the
obligations of parenthood. The
melancholy combination of gout
and a gloomy doctor suggest one
last joke at life-to gather the chil-
dren about the parental knee from,




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Editorial Comment


(Michigan State News)
It is seldom that we take sides
with our neighboring institution at
Ann Arbor, the University of
Michigan, but when the contro-
versy roams outside the state, we
must take issue and back the
Prof. Frank G. Dickinson of the
University of Illinois rates Wis-
consin as superior to Michigany
through his "point system" that he
has used in the past to determine
disputed football championships.
He bases his conclusions on the
fact that Wisconsin defeated Pur-
due twice in basketball, a team
Michigan did not meet, and Mich-
igan losses to Northwestern and
Illinois. Wisconsin defeated the
former twice and Illinois is rated
a second division club. All this
evidence, Dickinson asserts, over-
weighs the fact that Wisconsin had
a clean slate with the exception of
a brace of reverses at the hands'

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