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PA~! FOUT~ SAT'U~DAY, MARCH 2~, 19~9

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Published every morning except Monday
duiig the University vear by the Board in
Control of Student Publicatir
Member of Western Conference Editorialt
The Associated Press is exclusively en-j
titled to the, use fn republication of all news
dispatches credited to it or not otherwisel
credited in this paper and the local news pub-
fished herein.:
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Offces: Ann Arbor Press Building, May-
Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 21214.
Telephon 4925,
Editor.....................Nelson J. Smith
City Editor................ Stewart Hooker
News Editor.......... Richiard C. Kurvink
Sports Editor.........W.....W Morris Quinn
Women's Editor..............Sylvia S. StoneS
Telegraph Editor.............George Stauter
Music and Drama........R. I.. Askren
Assistant City Editor..........Robert Silbar
Night Editors

Again the -Student council has
worked out and adopted a plan to
provide against the manipulation
of votes at campus elections, this
time to regulate all campus elec-
tions rather than those of individ-
ual classes. It is necessarily more
complicated than the plan sup-
posedly enforced during the battles
for class offices last fall, but seems
at first glance to be so complicated 1
that it will tend to decrease the
number of votes cast.
A checking list proved worthless
in several class elections last fall,
and the ultimate result was that
several ballots for the position
had to be voted over the second
time. While the method of check-
ing in use at that time was intend-
ed to do away with multiple voting,
there were several cases reported
where freshmen removed their
pots and took off Union buttons
before going into the Natural Sci-
ence auditorium to cast ballots at
the junior anoj senior elections.
With the approved system of
comparison of numbers and signa-
ture, and identification cards, mul-
tiple voting, at least, will prob-
ably be stamped out. What other
methods may be used to try "fast
ones" cannot be known, but doubt-
less some methods will be tried. To
those who do, the warning of dis-
ciplinary action cannot be exe-
cuted too soon nor too severely.
Precautions should be taken,
however, against purely a machine
election, and those who are not in-
terested in a particular group of
would be politicians, but are more
interested in seeing capable men
invested with the authority of
campus positions should be strong-
ly urged to take the little extra
trouble to register and vote prop-
erly in an effort to cooperate with
the council in their attempts at a
,fair election.

NOTE: With this issue, Rolls
presents its shortest hobby in-
terview-and perhaps its last.
"I,"" laughed "Leery" Kine,
genial Editor of Rolls, in an in-
terview yesterday afternoon,
"have no hobby."
Lark's typewriter finger, ac-
cidently broken at a late hour
a couple of days agog is still
broken. His condition is critical
-he stands around and criti-
cizes everything we write-and
litl~e hope is held for his re-
moval; so we'll have to do the
best we can.
Here is the prize offered by Roll,
for the man or woman who could
tell which half of the Junior Girls'
chorus was in step and which half
out-but Lark has decided to use
the gift himself.

Loeph E. Howell
euald J. Kline
Lawrence R. Klein

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

Paul L. Adams Donald E. Layman
Morris Alexande Charles A. Lewis
C. A. Askren Marian McDonald
Bertram AskwiVx I1lenryMerry
Louise $ehyme- Elizabeth Quaife
Arthur Bernste'a Victor Rabinowitz
Seton C. Bovee JosepheA.Russell
Isabel Charles Anne Schell
rR, C'hiihb Rachel Shearer
Frank $. Cooper I oward Simon
Helen Domine Robert L. Sloss
Margaret Eckels Ruth Steadman
Douglas Edwards A. Stewart
Valborg Egeland Uadwell Swanson f
Robert J. Feldman Jane Thayer
Marjorie Follmer Edith Thomas
William Gentry Beth Valentine
Ruth Geddes GurneyWilliams
David B. Hempstead Jr.\ Weter Wilds
Richard Jung George F,. Wohlgenuth
Charles R. Kaufman Edward L. Warner Jr.
Ruth Kelsey Cleland Wyllie
Telephone 21214
Assistant Manager-RAYMOND WACHTER
Department Managers
Advertising................Alex K. Scherer
Advertising ..........A. James Jordan
Advertising........... I..arl W. Hammer
Service................-erbert E. Varnyum
Circulation................ George S. Bradley
Accounts...........Lawrence E. Walkley
Publications.............Ray M. Hofelich
Mary Chase Marion Kerr
J eanetteDale Lillian Kovinsky
Vernor Davis Bernard Larson
Bessie Egeland Hollister Mabley
Sally Faster I. A. Newman
Anna Goldberg Jack Rose
Kasper Ialverso Carl F.. Schemm
GeorgeH amilton George Spater
Jack Ilorwich. Sherwood Upton
Dik Humphrey Marie Wellstead

Music And Drama.
Eleanor Robson Belmont and
Harriet Ford have written the mys-
tery play, "In The Next Room",
which will be the next offering to
Mimes when it occupies the boardsI
at the well known theater back of
the Union beginning next Monday
for a week's run.
Shuter has issued the statement
that the play will be dope in re-
sponse to demands for a mystery
play. What the campus tastes are,
it's hard to tell. That they will
appreciate real good sophistication
in a play of the type that finan-
cial reasons will keep an organiza-
tion from producing here because
of the risks involved is question-i
able; if they did appreciate such1
efforts, it would be only on ac-
count of the desire to appreciate
sophistication when it is presented.
Comedy one would think should
immediately prove popular with
the campus. Comedy, as manifest-
ed in many of the popular plays of
the past, plays which have search-
ed for the loud guffaws and hilari-
ous results rather than for the sly
! smiles of appreciation of subtle
lines, as exemplified by any of the
finer comedies on manners.
"Mystery" has been the cry of
many recently, says Shuter, and
thus Mimes will try to search in
another. corner for what this cam-
pus does want, if it is conscious of
_ any true tastes. The play, itself,
S!seems to be well chosen, for it is
not er of those mysteries likej
"The Gorilla" which depended onj
a huge form hopping about and on
screams emanating from various
dark corners for its amusement
I value. On the contrary, real mys-
tery is the element on which "In
The Next Room" depends for its
r appeal. And that should serve as
somewhat of an endorsement.
-P. R.
r ~ of!
Philip Vantine, An amateur
collector of antiques.......
............ . ....George W. Priehs
Felix Armand, a professional
collector..... Richard C. Kurvink
James Godfrey, Special writer on
the New York Record.......
......-..... Norman D. Brown
Inspector Grady, Head of De-
tective Bureau...Wm. R. Day, Jr.

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The first Junior Girls' Play was
produced in 1904, so the story goes.
Since then, historians have been
unable to find that any year was
missed. On the basis of this, then,
it is apparent that the present jun-
iors have become a little overen-
thusiastic in their determination
of the production number.
In that they advertise this as the
s'i 1 v e r anniversary performance,
they are within reason, but it
should be called to their attention
that if the first performance was
given in 1904, that this is the twen-
tyslixti annual Juflior Girls' Play,
and not the twenty-fifth annual as
advertised, around. Figure it out,!



It has been rumored that Demp-
sey may plan to stage a; fight in
the stadium; in which event, of
course, the stadium would be turn-
ed into a punch bowl.
Headline in Daily: CONGRESS
LIEF ADIVCE. Isn't there some
mistake somewhere in spelling?
Seems to us they've been hiding
from farm relief advice for a long
* * *
After long deliberation on the
part of the disciplinary committee
at Kansas State, two students have
been suspended for-peddling liquor
to fellow students. What, no ped-
dler's license?
*. * *
Students in reefers . . . A damp,
cold fog (Be sure you spell "damp"
correctly, Ed.) . . . Slickers that
won't bend until they're put next
to sizzling radiators . . . Cold
weather reports . . . Colder weath-
er reports . . . Huh! Who said
Another headline in yesterday's
Daily informs us that the B. AND
Imagine actually hunting for it-
and on this campus.
With the approach of spring
elections comes the thought that
we have only one Prexy but there
are thousands of proxies.
* * *
The first offering in the way of
talking movies at the Wuerth is
called "The Ghost Talks." Now
what I want to know is this: Does
the title refer to the picture or
the theatre?
And there's another thing I'd like
to call to your attention. Coach
Mike Bennett at Sewanee, Tennes-
see, is certain that football willI
soon replace bull throwing as the
national sport of Mexico. ThatI
must mean that the bull throwing
will be left to the- football man-
agers and coaches, eh; Rolls?.

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It will come as welcome news to
some people that the Student'
council's student investigation of
the faculty, which awoke such a
tornado of professorial excoriation
last fall, has died after a long ill-
ness. The project failed to rally
following President Little's resiglia-
tion, and was given a lethal hypo-
dermic of status quoism at a re-
cent- pow wow of deans.
Anent this investigation, whose
sheeplike form the faculty dressed
in lion's garb, an interesting echo
reaches us from the University of
North Carolina where Dean Hib-
bard, talking out of school, has ut-
tered some pregnant remarks about
the value of research. The research
brain, it will be remembered, was
that comely ornament of Univer-
sity life, which the investigation
was about to crucify on the cross
of class room work.
Says Dean Hibbard, "What brings
success in the field of college
teaching? Is it, as presumably it
should be, successful college teach
ing? Rarely. Promotion goes most
quickly to that man who attracts
attention to himself outside of
Whereupon " Dean Hibbard pays
his respects to research: "which
every self-respecting institution,
somehow pretends to, expect from
its faculty, and woe to the man,
who cannot at the end of the
term make a showing in the cata-
logue of at least one unread-and
too frequently unreadable-piece of,
reaserch." Concludes the Dean,
"What is necessary is a new and"
real recognition of the importance;
of teaching-that teachers be re-t
leased for an honest effort in the,
class room, because teaching is<
still a fundamental of good educa-
Thus Dean Hibbard and the ptu-3
dent council arrived independently
at the same fact: that much of thel
teaching now being ground out is
inferior. Where Dean Hibbard
stopped, however, the Student
council went on to propose a
remedy-not the panacea, albeit,#
claimed by some,nor yet the poison
claimed .by others, but a remedy
cokrin 7 thee limination n ftnhing f

Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to lie brief,
confining themselves to less than 300
words it possible.. Anonymous comn-
munications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential, upon re-
quest. Letters published should not be
l construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of the Daily.
March 21, 1929.
To tht Editor:
The writer has been on this
campus for seven years, first as
an undergraduate and lately as a
Agraduate and member of the facul-
ty. , During these seven years he
has seen six Junior Girls' Plays. He
saw the present production on
Thursday night. He went expect-
ing to see the nearly perfect danc-
ing, the excellent music and the
loose plot of the stereotyped J. G.
P. He came away convinced that
he had seen something different-
a happy play-one that he enjoyed
more than any of the predecessors.
The dancing was not technically
perfect,-the music, with the ex-
ception of "Forward March" was
merely average,and the plot was
as loose as ever. Buttback of it
all was a harmony and happiness
of cast that was totally unusual.
They seemed to be getting such a
perfect kick out of it. The natu-
rality of the acting and the verve
of slightly daring lines carried off1
some humor that was awfully an-
cient in a way that made us laugh
again. A whisper has said that
when the director arrived on the
scene the cast had already been
drawn by a casting committee,
either officially or unofficially. The
success of the play is due to al-
most perfect casting. Good direct-
ing helped. When one can work
up a smooth and popularly re-
ceived chorus that begins with an
English girl on the left and ends
with a Kentucky girl on the right
one has achieved unusual success
in a college play. Judging from
applause the audience could have
enjoyed just a little more of such
incidents as the toe dancing, the
"awkward dance", and the singing
trio of Minnie and the two men.


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Simmonds, One of his men....
.Frederick K. Kleene

1 9
The frosh committee gave the
J-Hop committee something to
think about. The frosh favors
were given out at the door. The
trouble with the J-Hop favors is
that they either give out before
the J-Hoppers ever reach the door,
or they are never given out at all.
* * *
Serious Thought For Today:
There are more than 1,024,000 per-
sons by the name of Johnson in the
United States.
* * *
A Chicago woman, 81 years of
age, has just graduated from ele-
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Parks, Vantine's Butler ..........
................Kenneth S. White
Rogers, Vantine's Footman....
.............David Hempstead
Lorna Webster, Vantine's Niece..
.....Eugenie Chapel
Madame DeCharriere........
........... Josephine Rankin
Julia. .............Helen Carrm j
Tim, Police Officer ...............
.Raymond Bridges
Now that the Junior Girls' Play
has' failed in all the ways it was
expected to fail, and succeeded in#
all the ways it was sneakingly sus-
pected to succeed, we will attempt
to turn oracle and propound to
our readers the significance of this.
As a musical comedy, the play1
is avowedly not, but as a triumph
for Michigan women, it is. What
can this mean but that where the
Michigan man has lacked the per-
sonality, sex-appeal, or whatever it
may be that is needed to put the
opera over on the basis of those in
it, the Michigan woman has scored
a glorious triumph. Dare we to
whisper that the women are su-
preme on the campus?
This timid male, surrounded by a
mob of outraged night editors,
breathes this between teeth clench-
ed with fear, but with a spirit full
of the favor of conviction. Yes,
the women are supreme. They
have the personality, the glorious
free abandon that ruins one's
pulse, the whatever it may be,
which, combined with the happy
way they have of doing things,
makes it no longer possible to
doubt that they have eclipsed, nay
have put to shame the crude ef-
forts of the men as entertainers,
even as the master sex on the
What does this mean? It means
that the women have fields of con-
quest ahead of them which are
forbidden territory for others. It
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