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Ndight Editors
Toseph E. 'Howell Charles S. Monroe
Dcald J. Kline ' Pierce Rosenberg
Lawrence R. Klein George E. Simon
George C. Tilley
Paul L. Adams Donald E. Layman
Morris Alexand aCharles A. Lewis
C. A. Askren: Marian McDonald
BertramAskwi' henry Merry
Louise Behyme- Elizabeth auaife
Arthur 13ernste'u Victor Rabinowitz
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Isabel Charles. Anne Schell
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"Helen Domine Robert L. Sos.
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Douglas Edwards A. Stewart
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Robert J. Feldman ane Thayer
Marjorie Follmer 'Edith Thomas
Wiliam Gentry Beth Valentine
Ruth Geddes Gurney Williams
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,' _ ,ixditants
Mary Chase * n4.+un Kerr
eanette Dale Lillian Kovinsky
Vernor Davis Bernard Larson
Bessie -Egeland Hollister Mabley
SallyFaster I. A. Newman
Anna Goldberg Jack Rose
Kasper Hlverso Carl F. Schemm
George Hamilton George Spater
Jack Horwich Sherwood Upton
Jix Humphrey Marie Wellstead
Night Editor-Lawrence R. Klein
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 1929
With the %,S ng of the resolutior
by the Student council which pro-
vides that attempts to abolish 'ir
whole or in part the honor societies
existing on the campus will be re-
garded as direct attacks agains
Michigan traditions, comes the
feeling thatdat last there has bee
an active drive started which wil
tend to preserveathegtraditions
which have lived and grown with
the University.
There is something to be said in
favor of the idea of not allowing
tradition or custom to stand in the
way of progress, but there is little
or no connection between this idea
and the traditions which have
come under fire, even though this
is the argument which .has been
used by those who would reform
the Uniersity. True,' few tradi-
tions have actually been abolished,
but many have been neglected and
threatened with abolition.
Perhaps the most flagrant viola-
tions have been with regard to the
custom which provides that fresh-
men wear "pots". To see a man
wearing a sweater on . which are
'numerals 1932, walking down the
diagonal bare-headed or wearing a
hat is to disgust the average up-
perclassman with the way in which
time-honored customs of one of
the oldest Universities in the coun-
try are thrown to the winds by
yearlings who feel it below their
dignity to wear a "pot". Several
times the possibility of discontinu-
ing the tradition has been brought
up and advanced by the idea that
with progress must come change
and that it is no longer in keeping
with the spirit of the University to
enforce such a custom. It is no-
ticeable that the freshmen are no
less childish now than they ever
were, and the tradition is still in
order and should be enforced.
"Swing out", another time honor-

ed custom, nearly felt its death
blow last spring, but like the other
things of ;its nature,. it should be
preserved ' by better regulation;
certainly it cannot be made better
by abolition. The same applies to
other tradition, from half-hour
programs to honor societies.
Students and alumni alike love
the old traditions of the University.

While President Hoover and his
predecessor, both being Repuli-
cans, agree on dedicating the
White House to the promotion and
preservation of prosperity and
goodwill, there appears to be con-
siderable difference between the
manners in which the one intends
and the other intended to accom-
plished that end.
President Hoover's campaign
promise to carry out the Coolidge
policies has come in for much play.
In office only three weeks the new
White House head has already an- .
nounced the "carrying out" of sev-
eral of Mr. Coolidge's pet policies.
And he has tossed them out with
a vigor that matters little for the
personal reflection upon the ex-
President and his aids.
Among the more significant re-
verses of Coolidge policies are: the
shifting of Prohibition enforcement
from the Treasury department to
the department of Justice, disre--
garding what Secretary Mellon and
his former boss might say or think;
the plan for conservation of oil,
closely limiting the future leasing
of. government oil lands, and also
investigating the standing leases;
the reversal of the Mellon-Coolidge
.policy of no publicity for refunds in
reference to the income tax ad-
ministration; and .the new press
arrangements whereby the White
House "spokesman" will be done
away with and the President will.
answer questions directly.
Where was formerly the Coolidge
policy of letting things alone, there
has arisen an initiative which al-
most ceased to be associated with
the Presidency. There is no longer
the administration that avoided
problems, sidestepped issues and
dealt largely in solemn platitudes.
As a President Mr.mHoover is still
an infant, yet during his short time
in office he has probably made
more decisions affecting govern-
mental policies and altering ad-
ministration machinery than his
predeccessor did in his five and a
half years of service. Mr. Hoover's
changes are not in the spirit of
reckless youth, however. They have
been thought out by the engineer
before he formally ascended to the
White House.
Though it will have the same
ultimate goal -- prosperity and
goodwill-as did its predecessor's,
the Hoover administration will be
far from an administration of
Coolidgempolicies despite campaign
promises. Its policies, as far as the
Republican party and Congress will
allow, will be distinctly Hoover
policies. The President that re-
serv edly let ,prosperity make his
reputation has past; there is now
a President who, with plenty of
initiative, is out make prosperity.

O$ 0 R
Act I

Lark, you write
on the show.

the columnI

I can't write
that show.

the column onI

P 1 r ,. .,.

Why not?
I'm not military enough.
Not military enough?
No, I couldn't make the
-column right!
Act II
Did you see that blonde third
from the right end?
Do you mean, that blonde
third from the right end?
Yes, I saw her.
That wasn't no blonde that
wa my .
You can't say that.
Why can't I say that?

Opening. tomorrow night for a
week's run at Mimes theater-"In
The Next' Room", a mystery play
by Harriet Ford and Eleanor Rob-
son Belmont.
Despite the considerable space
that has been given in this column
for the few days past to the several
features-pleasant and otherwise-
of the late vehicle "Forward
March", one thing in particular has
absolutely escaped the attention of
the reviewers-costumes. This was
probably not due so much to the
neglect of the latter as to the lim-
itations- of space and the more
spectacular features of the. Play.
Larger scope and larger budget
have always placed the Opera
somewhat in the fore in this re-
spect, and therefore the achieve-
ments of the Play committee are
the more noteworthy. To the
chairman-of costumes - Louisa
Soukup-should go almost the en-
tire credit for the striking and pro-
fessional costuming of "Forward
March". Particularly worthy of
notice were the effective military
ensembles, the Swiss cook cos-
tumes, -the oilcloth and sandpaper
combination, and finally the in-
dividual design and execution of
the garb of the Ladies in Hades
Lucrezia, Elizabeth, and Cleo. To
Miss Soukup, then, should go credit
for untiring effort spent in order
that the Junior buds might blos-
som in . the fullest amount of'

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Eskimoe :
You can't
you're dumb.

say it becauseI

Did you find any puns in that

Did I find any puns in
show? You can search me.


I could write a better book
than that show had.
Could you?
Yes, I can make a pun on any
Make a pun on on the king.
Lark: t
A king is no subject.

t Campus Opinion
Conributors 'are asked to he brief,
confining themselves to less thanb300
words it possible. Anonymous com- .
1 munications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
3 be regarded as confidential, upon re-
quest. Letters published should oit be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of the Daily.
Thosel who were concerned about
the recent scandals concerning
shipments of liquor to diplomats
stationed at Washington by other
countries will welcome the news
that a 'system of credentials re-
quired for shipments of liquor is
being worked out by the adminis-
tration and police officials.
Interference with shipments due
to lack of any well defined rules
regarding the shipments has been
embarrassing to both the officers
concerned and the diplomats to
whom the shipments were consign-
ed.. The new method requiring
that foreign officers enjoying dip-
lomatic immunity, from arrest may
receive shipments without pos-'
sibility of confiscation enroute if a
properly credited embassy or lega-
tion official accompany the ship-
ment seems entirely fair and just
from all points of view. Indeed,
nothing can result but better pro-
tection for the diplomats and less
danger of liquor shipments by per-
sons posing as officials.
To the Editor:
In view of the fact that you are
still writing on the subject of "In-
vestigation" the following passage
which appeared in "The New Re-
public" of March 20th, page 131,
may interest you: "When will
American college authorities learn
to recognize teaching ability, rather
than the production, of learned
monographs, as the essential qual-
ity in a teacher? The present on
research as the basis of advance-
ment not only produces much bar-
ren research, but almost invites the
teacher to give his second-best ef-
forts to his students. The men who
have the personality, as well as the
scholarship, to stir up youth in-

Did you go to the Cornell
meet? They broke some records.
No, I went to the J. G. P.
Well, they ran away ahead
of time there too.
Do you know what the J. G.
P. was composed of, besides puns?
Of chorus.
Why was "Forward March"
the best and most moral of shows?
Because even the worst song'
was "Right Out of Heaven".
Act IV3
How can we make a pun doi
I don't know, a name like,

--M. E. R.!
* * *
A Review by Pierce Rosenberg
and Paul L. Adams !
Last night we sat and groaned
under such things as, "He used to
be a ham, but his sugar cured him"
and "They call me a paragraph be-
cause I'm too little to be a page";
and we heard insult added to in-
jury~ by "We sure like puns and
coffee." But the Junior girls have
saidt with their usual liquidity that
"Forward March" was a "sox-cess."
Previous reviewers have already
adequately pointed out that the
plot; of the play is not only a non-
entity after the first act but that
where it is dragged in it ruins a
show which might otherwise be a
colorful and vivacious revue. For
example, the scene in the cold
cream mines was used for a num-
ber of supposedly clever ideas
which were as far away from the
plot as the north pole from goo-
goocockracy. Moreover, the direc-
tor, probably realizing the weak-
nesses of the plot, dragged in some
stale skits, such as the mind read-
ing scene and the bridge game.
But that doesn't mean that we
did not enjoy the show. One could
scarcely help but feel that the
above mentioned defects to a cer-
tain measure detracted from the
show, but the tuneful music, fine
choruses, good work of the many
stars, and above all the spontane-
ity and over bubbling enthusiasm
of everyone behind the footlights
redeemed in some measure the ob-
vious faults, and contributed to a
truly enjoyable performance.
Cleverly interpreting her part,
Helen Bush contributed a splen-
did piece of work as Julie. Not
only did her beautiful soprano
voice do 'complete justice to the
songs which were her lot to intro-
duce, but she coyly won the audi-
ence with her endearing smile.
Billy Setchell had a tendency to
overact ii a number of scenes, but
we must 1;ail her performance as a
genuinely' professional one in pro-
jecting her demure ;personality
across the footlights.
To Dora VandenBerg and Kath-
leen Sug~s go unqualified praise.
The former interpreted the part of
a dashin Romeo with ability
which taught the men things, and
she made the hearts of the fair
sex vibrate to her ferverent sing-
ing. Kathleen Suggs was a kock-
out not oly in her comedy role in
which sh provided pleasant en-
tertainment but also as a blues
singer with the particularly suit-
able vehicle, "Paris Bound."
Other individual performers to
be remembered for their special
contributions are Helen Harter,
whose comedy song and -dance,
"Yodel For Me", was one of the
hits of the evening and the comic
dance- ofr Margaret Ohlson and
Clare Simmons which was a won-
derful bit of incongruity.
Though the choruses did not
fulfill our expectations in the way
of womanly pulchritude, their
whole hearted efforts and well
done routine dancing should come
in for much commendation.
All in all then, "Forward March,"
s a mug-sial omnrv wac- yarn

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That Loughton't to take long.
Lark :
That first chorus made a big
Yes, but it almost closed the

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