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Published every morning except Mondayr
diigthe University year by the Board in
C tol of Student Publications. r
Member of Western Conference Editorial
The Associated Press is exclusively en-
titled to the use for republication of all news
tdispatchescredited to it ornot otherwise
credited in this paper and the local news pub-1
lished herein.
Entered at the postoffice at Ann Arbor,1
Michigan, g.s second class matter. Special rate
of postagP granted by Third Assistant Post-
mact~r Genpral.
Subscription by carrier, $4.00; by mail,1
Offices: Ann Arbor Press Building, May-a
nard Street.
Phones:E.ditorial, 4925; Business, 21214.
Telephone 4925
Editor...................Nelson J. Smith
CityEditor............... Stewart Hooker
News Editor.............Richard C. Kurvink
Sports Editor............:.W. Morris Quinn
Women's Editor.......---..Sylvia S.Stone
Telegraph Editor.........,... George Stauter
Music andDrama............R. L . Askren
Assistant City Editor.........Robert Silbar
Night Editors
Joseph E. Howell Charles S. Monroe
Donald J. Kline Pierce Rosenberg
Lawrence R. Klein George E. Simons
George C. Tilley


unt that while it believes that
mnny of the seniors want their
ma17k left on the campus, an ex-
pression should be made on the
ubject by a vote in the class and,
not left to the judgment of the few
fficers.) The Daily did not ques-
ion thel way in which the money
might be ,xpended; it did question
he desire for such a thing on the
part of they seniors. And every
other class has not been willing;'
the law seniors will not give a me-
morial this year.\
The letter conbludes "But try
and call a class meeting of 11501
seniors and still nc t have someone1
howl because he w4Sn't consulted."
The Daily never noticed any hesi-
tancy to take a class office upon
the part of any senior officer this
year, just because he received only
200 votes out of these 1150. And
some were political appointees, at
The Daily continues its stand as
before. Why not have a popular
expression on the two subsidiza-
tions, or else cut the dues and let
the others buy what they wish with
their money, without being re-
quired to purchase what they don't
want in order to graduate? How
about some action, most Honorable

reprinted yesterday from the 1 o-I
Christian Science Monitor. Anyone Music And Drama
who has spent the time required to D
obtain an A.B. degree has had o
ample opportunity to observe the TONIGHT Mimes present "In The
student body busily engaged in Next Room", a mystery thriller
"seeking the truth" and "thinking by Harriet Ford and Eleanor
problems through." He knows very Robson Belmont, in Mimes The-
well how far students are moti- atre, beginning at 8:15 o'e'ock.
vated by "cultural and spiritual rea- * * *
sons" in that decision to win such "IN THE NEXT ROOM"
a degree. The instructors who Reviewed by Kenneth G. Patrick
coerce study by regularly recurring Once again there is an admirable
threat of -examination also knowinstance of campus psychology as
this. To realize how far the educa- displayed by the playgoing element.
tional impulse is an economic one, oel Coward and Sardou might go
I imagine this or any other campus begging for their royalties, but let
without the students who are pre- the sheets flaunt a thriller and
paring for professional careers, the young and old will turn out to
rich men's sons who are stalling throb in their seats to the drawn
and the co-eds who are seeking breaths and the shaking hands of
husbands. the victim. Last night the finicky
The fact is that the only defen- public abandoned its talkies and
sible excuse for the whole institu- fairly packed the theater to see
tion is economic necessity. Who- Mimes score a production and box
ever is interested in "discovering office triumph with that unher-
atruth" soon discovers that he must alded Opus, "In the Next Room".
find it for himself and that, with I Of the play itself, something later.
the exception of a few competent Dick Kurvink, with much more
and sympathetic minds, he is quite modesty than last year's Living-
alone in his search. We do not stone, succeeded in leading the
have higher institutions of learn- best-balanced cast of the year to
ing; we have trade schools and , the final post without dropping



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Telephone 21214 l
Assistant Manager-RAYMOND WACHTER
~derisngDpartmenOft Managers
dvertising...............Alex K. Scherer
Aderisiiig............A. James Jordan
Advertising-*..............-Carl W. HansHn
Service.... --.......Herbert E. Varrumn
eltion....-.-. .George S. Bradley
Accoutnts ......Lawrence E. Walkey
Publications .--.. ...Ray M. Hofelich
Mary Chase aion K kerr
Jeanette Dale Lillian Kovinsky
Vernor Davis Bernard Larson
Bessie Egeland Hollister Mabley
Sally Faster I. A. 'Newmal
Anna Goldberg Jack Rose
Kaspe Halverso arl .Schteuli
GeorgeeHamilton Geoptr
jack Horwich erwe Upton
Dix Humphrey Marie Wellstead
At hand is a communication
from the officers of the senior
class, attacking The Daily's stand
upon the question of senior class
dues in regard to the subsidization
of seniors by the Michigan Alum-
nus and by the class officers who
voted that the members of the
class should pay $1.00 out of their
dues to pay for a class memorial.
The letter was intended to clear
matters, but does not answer any
of the questions which 'were
brought up in regard to the class
feeling toward the Alumnus and
Memorial subsidizations.
The point is made in the letter
that "Unfortunately, the writers of
Thursday's and Friday's articles
(they meant editorials) were not
sufficiently informed concerning
the matter they were discussing",
and continues to say that the lit-
erary college agreed to the sub-
sidizations and that the treasurer
was acting upon the word of the
of the other class officials. The
Daily stands corrected in this one
instance; ' its previous experience
always showed that officers did as
they pleased regardless of others.
The Daily is more than pleased to
find this startling innovation..
They then justify their move on
the basis that the Alumnus cut its
price in half so long as the money
was taken from the class dues.
This is no answer. The Daily made
the argument that the class offi-
cers had no right to do this unless
the class members wanted the
Alumnus price to be taken from
their dues, and. expressed this
willingness. Instead of this, they
might have cut the dues two dol-
lars, allowed those who wanted the
Alumnus to pay two additional dol-
lars, and thus avoided opposition.
Another idea would have been to
start a competitive campaign
among The Alumnus, The Daily,
The Gargoyle, and The'Ensian, and
see which made the best club offer
to the seniors. As it was, they gave
the student publications no chance,

and as for TheLadies Home Jour-
nal, The Post, or the New York
Times, they were completely disre-
garded in the officers' attempt to
find some way td spend that extra
two dollars which have never been
'a2Ponntd for in the nast. Little pre-

Office Phone 22571

Residence Phone 5197


Formulation of plans for the farmt
relief measure of the Hoover ad-
ministration receivedapreliminary
consideration yesterday by the
senate committee on agriculture
and will be discussed tomorrow by
the corresponding house commit-
tee. For some time, the country has
heard nothing but complaints1
about the treatment "the other
party" accords the farmers andt
each party asserted its firm con-
viction of the need for agricultural1
relief, yet the country still waits.f
The president has called a spe-
cial session of Congress; he has
stated that he looks to Congress to
take the initiative without delay in1
the drafting of favorable bills to
give the farmer the necessary aid.l
When Hoover was elected it was
on the platform calling for "a fed-
eral farm board clothed with the
necessary powers to promote the
establishment of a farm marketing1
system of farmer owned and con-1
trolled stabilization corporations or
associations to prevent and control
surpluses through orderly distribu-
tion." .
Be that as it may ,the time hasJ
come when the farmers and the
people at large will test again the
high sounding promises to see
whether there will actually come an
echo which carries with it a ful-
fillment of pre-election assertions
of principle and intention or
whether the noises will die away,
only to be sounded again four
years later. Remember, then, Mr.
Hoover, the country waits!
Too long at this University have
class. committees been the political
dumps for the adherents and back-
ers of the successful candidates for
president. Politicians have often
tried to refute this argument by
pointing out the good prom that
the committee gave, the fine way,
in which the discipline committee
persuaded classmate Zilch to wear
his pot on days other than Sunday,
and other noteworthy accomplish-
ments of the committees, holding
office because their man became
Early last Fall, however, the in-
novation of a new committee in
the junior class gave rise tohopes
that at last a committe had been
appointed that was to accomplish
a worth-while task, a deed that
would bring the third-year stu-
dents in closer contact, and give
satisfaction and enjoyment to the
whole class, regardless of adher-
ency. But as the months passed,
the committee failed to function:
if they have, no mention has been
made of this praiseworthy work.
Now, it seems to have failed short
of the great task.
March is nearly ended, and yet
the Junior banquet committee fails
to act. Created anew this year to
give employment to a few worthy
boys and girls after hard political
battles, the new banquet commit-
tee is still unorganized. It must
come as a great disappointment to
the junior president to see this
great plan fail. Will none come for-
ward with a loaf of bread, and car--
ry on? The ideal must not fail,
and let more politicians laugh.
When do we eat?
Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to be brief,
confining themselves to less than 3oo
words i possible. Anonymous co-

munications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
Ibe regarded as confidential, upon re-
quest. Letters published should nut be
construed as expressing the editorial

loafing grounds, and the sooner we
are honest enough to admit it thel
sooner will adequate provision be1
made for the advancement of
learning and the encouragement of
Herbert S. Schwartz, '29.
For the first time in Michigan
history an attempt was made to
show the Seniors where the money
they pay to the class in dues was
going. The result has been a de-
liberate misinterpretation of the
effort by persons not sufficiently
well informed to warrant condem-
A most unjust accusation has
been made against the Senior
Treasurer. Unfortunately the writ-
ers of Thursday's and Friday's arti-
cles were not sufficiently informed
concerning the matter they were
discussing. As was said, the Lit-
erary College agreed with the plan
to include the Alumnus subscrip-
tion in the class dues, and then
with that as justification the offi-
cers of the class met with the Me-
morial Committe and again sanc-
tioned it. The treasurer took noth-
ing upon himself except what the
officers and committees placed
upon him.
Another reason why the class of-
ficers felt justified 'in taking the
step of including the subscription
was the fact that the Alumnus Of-
fice offered to cut the regular sub-
scription price of the magazine
from $4 to $2, should the price 'be
deducted from the regular class
To include this the dues were
not raised. The class dues for at
least the past four years have al-
ways been $5 and during those
years the extra $2 has never been
accounted for. This year it prom-
ises a return if only in the form
of the Michigan Alumnus.
In response to the suggestion
that many students expecting to
return to graduate schools do not
wish to do this, we can only reply
that according to statistics that
that group composes only about
one tenth of the graduating class.
It has alway been the misfortune
of the few to have to sacrifice for
the benefit of the majority. When
one considers the enthusiasm with
which the Alumnus is supported by
older alumni, we cannot feel, more-
over, that anyone is being cheated
by being given a subscription to
the magazine for half the regular
What has been said might be ap-
plied as well to the Memorial Fund.
Every other class has been willing
to contribute to a fund to leave
something which will leave at least
a mark of this class. It is hoped
that by an investment of the
money collected for such a fund
in this class, the group may be in
a position to offer to the University
some constructive and worth while
memorial at some future reunion.
The money will be invested with
the University so that no doubt as
to the integrity of the class officials
may be questioned. Anyone wish-
ing to verify this may do so by
calling at the office of Mr. R. A.
Campbell, University Treasurer.
However, if the class as a whole
wishes to pay $5 class dues and
Jater in order to subscribe to the
Michigan Alumnus wishes to pay
an additional $4, that is a differ-
ent proposition. But try and call
a class meeting of 1150 seniors and
still not have someone howl be-
cause he wasn't consulted.

Kenneth C. Schafer,
Elaine E. Gruber.

any of his hard-won laurels. It
would not be stretching 'oo manyjy
points to say that he has mutiplied -
these same'shrubs by his fine act-
ing of an exceedingly complicated
part. George Priehs' interpretation
of the uncle of the antiques final-
ly removes all doubt of his ability
to shake off an ingrained last-se-
mester characterization, and one
regrets that his work must be sac-
rificed so early to make another
load for the white-coated stretch-
er-bearers. Ken White's buttlery
ranks but a step lower, and excel-
lent make-up and assiduous atten-
tion to the hoary part presented to
him bear him considerable credit.
To complete the quartet, intimates
noted with surprise and gratifica-
tion the striking and graphic act-
ing of David Hempstead as the
underfootman. His voice, hereto-
fore hidden under his embarrass-
ing duties as a co-author of the 5
late Opera, was remarkable for its
tone and skillful use. Bill Day
celebrated his return to the foot-
lights which he vacated so un- 4
gracefully last December by acting
naturally and providing the only
real; humor of the situations, while
Eugenie Chapel continued to build
herself a nest in the Mimes belfry.
along with Jo Rankin.
Now that the disagreeable and
routine matter of personalities is
taken care of, it is not too much
out of the road to suggest that just
possibly the two ladies responsible
for "In The Next Room" got to-
gether of a rainy afternoon and
said to each other: "Now Harriet,
Now Eleanor, come let us write a
mystery play." The first curtain is
effective; the finale is bad; the
butler, the great English detective,
the newspaperman, and the
Frenchman savor of junkiness, and
the padding device of introducing
the time-honored sub-plot loads
the good bark dangerously near
the water-line, so much so that the
more wary of the customers is
tempted to holler "What Ho!"
Gossip has it that spring arrived
some few days ago, along about
three thirty one afternoon. While
the editor of this column would
protest being quoted authoritative-
ly on the subject, something of that
kind seems to have happened to
Nature. At all events, this is the
time of year when a young man's
fancies become quite unreliable. No
mention; will be made of the warm
afternoons, furtively sunshiny, nor
of the green edge on winter-worn
grass. All that would be quite Ir-
relevent to the - matter in hand;
which is this, that the powers that
be who control the destiny (kept in
the top right-hand drawer of a
certain desk) of this paper desire
to explore the critical talent of the
campus with a view to electing a
successor to the present incumbent
(the word is incumbent, not re-
Obviously there must be thous-
ands, blushing violets, who know
their theatre, or music, have shin-
ing critical standards, and can ex-
press them in flowing prose that
even the dumbest Frosh can under
stand. To these the editors salaam
profoundly and address this appeal.
Those who answer the call will be
received by a battalion of notables
any afternoon after four o'clock.
Then will be the initiation to the
technique of criticism.
For the materialist the editor of
this column can personally vouch
for the pleasant graft which the
office furnishes. A season of free
tickets is the slogan.

To the idealist the editor offers
the campus-to be educated in
matters musical and theatrical

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