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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 exclusivel en-
titled to the "se 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 Ana Arbor,'
Michigan, tssecond class matter. Special rate
of postageegranted by Third Assistant Post-I
master General.
Subscription by carrier, $4.00; by mail,
ffices: Ann Arbor Press Building, May-
nard Street.
Phones; Editorial, 4925; Business, 21214:
Telephone 4925
Editor.. ......... .Nelson J. Smith
City Editor...........J... Stewart Hooker
News Editor........Richard C. Kurvink
Sports Editor....... .. W. Morris Quinn
Women's Editor. . :.........Sylvia S. Stone
Telegraph Editor...........e..Geore Stauter
Music and Drama.............R. . Askren
Assistant City Editor.........Robert Silbar

but that it provides an efficient,
and effective means for procedure
in correcting the ratio after each
census. This conclusion was reach-
ed after much wrangling over legal
criticism, and it is expected that
the bill will finally come up for
ratification at the extra session of
Congress next month.
If Congress fails to take decisive i
action on reapportioning seats at
the proper time, this bill directs
the Secretary of Commerce to do l
so on a basis of the last census, or
every ten years. Most of the crit-
icism directed against the bill has
been over the fact that legislative
power has been delegated to an
However, the number of mem-
bers to sit in the House is specifi-
cally and permanently set at 435,
and these seats must be appor-
tioned "in accordance with the cus-
tomary practice", which allows the
Secretary of Commerce no actual
power in the matter and makes
him nothing ,more than a mathe-
matician in this particular work.
Congress is not robbed of its pre-
rogative, for it retains the power
to nullify this ministerial- function,
or pass an entirely different bill.
The purpose of the legislation is
to insure enforcement of the Con-
stitution, which action has been
allowed to slip for almost twenty
years. It is indeed timely, for
negligence in this might lead to
disregard for matters of more and
more importance, until the Con-
stitution should , be merely an his-
torical document. In view of the
press of affairs and difficulties
arising in legislation, the proposal
appears to be about the best yet



Joseph, E. Howell
DcnaId 3. Kline.
Lawrence R. Klein

Charles S. Monroe
George E. Simons
C. Tilley

Paul L. Adams
Morris Alexandct
C. A' Askren
Bertram Askwif'r
'Louise Behyme'
rthur Hrnste'u
Seton C. Bovee
Isabel Charles
L. R. Chubb
Frank E. Cooper
Itelen ,Domine
Margaret Eckels
Douglas Edwards
V aluorg JLgeand
Robert J.' Feldmran
Marjorie Follmer
William Gentry
Ruth Geddes
David B. Hempstea
Richard Jung
Charles R. Kaufma
Ruth Kelsey

Donald E. Layman
Charles A. Lewis
Marian McDonald
Henry Merry
Elizabeth Quaife
Victor Rabinowitz
Joseph A. Russell
Rachel Shearer
Howard Simon
Robert L. Sloss
Ruth Steadman
A. Stewart
Cad well Swanson
I Jane Thayer
Edith Thomas
Beth Valentine
Gurney Williams
ad Jr. Welter Wilds
George E.. Wohlgemuth
an Edward L. Warner Jr.
Cleland Wyllie

The gent who devised the new
voting system for campus elections
must have an Einstein brain-or
else the rumored foolproof plan is
all a hoax.
* * *
Imagine. a campus election with-
out graft; imagine a new system
that will eliminate multiple-voting
and slippery work at the polls;
and imagine a plan that will regu-
late registration and balloting!
Imagine it! Well, somebody did,
and the plan, from what we read
in yesterday's Daily, seems to be
about as follows.
Each voter must have a'
Union card, !birth certificate,
and registration blank in tri-
plicate. You fill the stub in
here, fill another out there,,
give one to the student council,}
the other to any likely-looking
person, and pace the third
under the scrutiny of the elec-
tion officials. The next step is
to take them all back again
and confess that you got a D
in Zo 1, which will entitle you
to a service button with three
gold stripes. The following
day you will discover that three
people voted in your name.
Of course it may be simpler than
that, .but you'd never know it to
read about it. However, if the new
system can be worked, we'll give
up and go home. We imagine,
though, that the voters will do
Lark's reader will be sorry to
learn that the Editor of this col-
umn broke his typewriter finger
yesterday while playing basketball
without wearing shin guards, and
that he may not be able to write
anything for several days, having
never trained any of his other fin-
gers to be understudies. Nobody,
including the reader, can be sor-
rier than we are. Kindly omit
potted plants-Lark says he'd
rather you wouldn't say it at all.
* * *
Not to be out'done by the first
page we hereunder present the
weather report. At the present
writing it is-
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Lssstant Manager-RAYMOND WACHTER
Department Managers
...............Alex K. Scherer
Advertising..... .......A. James Jordan
Advertising..........-....Carl W. Hammer
Service................Herbert E. Varnum
Circulation..... ..George S. Bradley
Accounts.............Lawrence E. Walkley
Publications...............Ray M. Hofelich
Mary Chase Marion Ketr
Jeanette Dale Lillian Kovinsky
V ernor Davis Bernard Larson
Bessie Egeland Hollister Mabley
Sally Faster 1. A. Newman
Anna Goldberg Jack Rose
Kasper Halversoa Carl F. Schem
George Hamilton George Sater
Jack Horwich Sherwood 1)pton
Dix Humphrey Marie Welstead
FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1929
Whether or not $1.50 or , mere
one dollar is taken from the senior
class dues for a class memorial is
beside the point. The question is:
has the man in charge of the sen-
ior funds any right to subsidize the
seniors for that sum toward a me-
morial without a class vote ulion
the matter? It appears that he
has no more right to do this than,
he has a right to subsidize the;
same persons for $2.00 for a Michi-
gan Alumnus subscription!
Authorities disagree as to the ex-
act sum apportioned from the sen-
for literary class dues for the pur-
pose of purchasing a class memo-;
rial. One record accounted for ex-
pending $5.50, with'$5.00 dues. But
at any price, does a class memorial
mean anything when it is bought
from the money of subsidized sen-
iors paying in the money only in
order that they may be graduated
with proper ceremony or does it
mean more when bought from
money given Voluntarily by a class
as a whole which has voted to give;
the memorial at a representative
meeting from dues properly ap-
proved by those who pay them and
who should have some word in;
their expenditures? The gift of a
class memorial is indeed a worthy
enterprise, but it loses 99 percent
of value and association when it is1
given by a subsidized class payingI
dues in which it has had little or
no word as to the use.
The senior Law class stands to
refute any who might advance the
idea that a class is willing to haveI
its memory perpetuated by memo-l
rial without any word upon the1
subject, for the senior laws recently1
voted not to give a class memorial
this year. How many other senior
classes of the University might do
the same if given the chance? Forc
some students, the payment of five1
dollars is a strain upon the fi-i
nances. And even those students7
who can stand the strain of thel
five dollar imposition can hardlyI
be said to be standing by while
Michigan Alumnus and Class Me-i
morial subsidys face them in pay-i
ing their class dues. They havei
to pay to be graduated. That's
the catch-Alumnus and Memo-l
rial subsidise with no expression
of will except on the part of a
senior official, and the class paysj
for its choice of an officer with no t
chance for recall. Who said, "Edu-E


Editorial Comment




(The Christian Science Monitor)
Most people who have had a col-
lege education recommend it to
others. College alumni, whether
business or professional men, are
usually strong supporters of Alma
Mater morally and financially. To
question the good sense of so many
hundreds of thousands of intel-
ligent folks in so doing is to ac-
cept a heavy responsibility of
proof. A Columbia University pro-
fessor after a year of investigation
concludes that college-trained bus-
iness men who are earning big
wages would have done just as
well without - education's help.
Doubtless a large number of the
reading public will be. eager to
learn just which business men
have declared that college experi-
ence was a detriment to their best
True it is that colleges are far
from what they should be, and
probably hundreds of business men
wish that in addition to their
straight college work they had spe-
cialized in business courses, in
banking or in law. But nearly all
of them could be depended upon to
say, even as many of them have
already said within a few days
since the professor announced his
conclusions, that they went to
college with a higher instinct than
that of seeking how to make high
Youth attending the liberal arts
college today has a vision beyond
that of the pay envelope. He seeks
the power to understand, the op.
portunity to serve, the freedom
that means highest unfoldment of
self. No student of the past has
ever been so busy discovering the
truth as the student of today. He
may go into business but he has
an enrichment derived somehow
from his college career that he
would not part with for the world.
Hotels are calling for college-
trained executives. Industry and
large mercantile establishments
want men and women who have
acquired the habit of thinking
problems] through, large banking
associations are establishing foun-
dations in order that young meni
and women who desire to go into
banking may have the proper col-
lege training.
The professor insists that it is
economically unsound to allow
more than a certain number to
study in a given field and declares
that the state should control this
number. But education cannot be
put in the same economic category
as wheat and beans. Nor can it
be conducted as a trade union, for
the simple reason that the great
majority of students go to college
for distinctly other than economic
reasons-as, for instance, cultural
and spiritual. Furthermore, if col-
lege experience is, in the large, the
good thing that most graduates
claim it to be, a certain law of ad-
justment comes into play, namely,
that if what one obtains in a given
experience is really good, he will

Music And Drama
TONIGHT: The Junior Girls pre-
sent their annual play, "Forward
March" in the Whitney theater,
beginning at 8:15 o'clock.
Reviewd by Kenneth G. Patrick
and Richard C. Kurvink
Ladies step out of Hades in more
ways than one, particularly when
they hang over the typewriters of
male reviewers. The latter, if they
feel that they can resist after two
hours of thinly-disguised sirening,
can only say "Boo!" once and then
run for cover. Before we hike we
can say this-that it took an en-
tire first act for the girls to shake
off a devastating direction, a poor
staging, and a rotten book. Ex-
ception to the first assault comes
only in two excellent finales-the
kind that send the customers away
quite overcome. An example of the
faulty direction most noticeable to
an overflowing masculine audience
is that of a mai standing idly by
with his hands at his sides while a
girl does all of those things all
over him. Fashion note-women
can't wear ties without making
them appear like halters.
The show belongs to Billie Set-
chell, because she does splendidly
and professionally all of those lit-
tle things that the others are try-
ing to do. Unquestionably she is
the most satisfying performer on
the campus. With Kathleen Suggs
in the "Mine Baby" number she
gets what is more vulgarly known
as out and over. Dora Vanden-
Berg reaches the peak of a difficult
and fine performance before the
curtain in "Is Anybody Coming My
Way", and Clare Simmons, when
uninhibited by the lines assigned
to her is cute, clever, end an image
of Roy Curtis in the bargain.
Throughout the second act one is
tempted to say "Here comes the
Menace" with as great an expect-
ancy as one would utter the equal-
ly-facous phrase regarding the
Show Boat. Girls, where had she
been for three years? In conclu-
sion, one of these writers thinks
that the Author is the best looking
girl in the production. Don't ask
Summarizing the above, and in-
cluding such fine performances as
those of Helen Bush and Helen
Harter, is it too much to ask why
the book idea should not be drop-
ped in.the future and the play
turned out as a revue? Excellent
satire was often entirely concealed
by plot attempts, and the most
brilliant moments were those in
which the individual performers
shook themselves loose. Space will
not permit more, and the signers
of this declaration close with an
appeal to mercy and a fear of ap-
pearing on the campus today.
A Review, by Charles Monroe
You just can't start any kind of
a review of this'show now playing
at the Cass theater in Detroit
without mentioning W a r i n g s'
Pennsylvanians, so right now I'll
mention that Warings' Pennsyl-
vanians is the outstanding part of
this show, so I can go on.
"Hello Yourself" is another one
of those musical comedies which
became rampant along Broadway
after the first huge success of
"Good News", and while it is not
another "Good News" by any

means, it has enough of that pep
and zip that made the other show
a success to give any audience its
money's worth and more. While a
Michigan student can do little but
merely laugh at the plot outline
which centers around -a student
riof over the college edict against
cars and cards, he can move his
feet at the dances, hum the songs,
laugh at the principals, and cheer
to beat the devil when Warings' do
their drills and drag out their band
instruments for the first time,
when the finale finally comes
In order to get this into the
space Mr. Askren assigned, we can
pass but hurriedly over the cast
and tell you it is adequate, with
Carl Randall, the hero, George
Haggerty, the comic, and Dorothy
Lee, who has a Peggy Bernier part,
doing the best. Dorothy, however,
is many times better looking than
Peggy and oh, boy, she does get
Did we mention Warings'? Well,
they do a lot of drills and chorus
work in the greater part of the
show, with one knockout drill, tap-
ping fake diplomas on their caps.
And then, along about 10:15, they
yank the curtain and here is the
whole band ready to tootle. That's
all any man can ask-they are bet-
ter than ever, even making you like
some of the poorer pieces in the

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But if it's a nice today and
and we find time to dig into
the trunk for the light suit
we'll probably find-
Onr eatherMaa]
Both reports were wired in by
the make-up man who claims they
kept slipping out of the page form.
He certainly has his troubles,
Ernie does.
If you're still reading the column
you might be interested to know
that two Yale students are going
to fly to Detroit on April 8, to at-
tend the Intercollegiate Aviation
Conference. The dispatch stated
that "it will be the' first long flight
ever attempted by collegians with
a definite purpose in mind."
What is' the purpose, gents?
Airplane joy-riding at Wellesley
has been forbidden because of the
difficulty of adequate chaperon-
We'll bet that made every-
body soar. (Phew!)
* * *
No, we haven't seen the Junior
Girls' play yet. We walked up to
the box office the other night to
buy a coupla tickets-
". TAP.
M ~
--but the G. F. got sore at some-
thing we said and went home in a

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