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THE MICHIGAN

D AI LY'

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MANAGING EDITOR
KENNETH G. PATRICK
Editor.......... ........Nelson J. Smith
City Editor..... ......... Stewart Hooker
News Editor ..........Richard C. Kurvink
Spo~r'ts Editor .............. W. Morris Quinin
Women's Editor.........."..Slvia S. Stone
'Telegraph Editor .......George Stautet
Music and Drama.............R.e. Askren
Assistant City Editor.........Robert Silbar
I&*! i W,'ight Editors
oseph E. Howell Charles S. Monroe
Dcnald J. Kline Pierce Rosenberg
Lawrence R. Klein George E. Simons
George C. Tilley
Reporters
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Marjorie Follmer' Edith Thomas
William Gentry Beth Valentine
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world's resources, have appealed
to President Hoover in behalf of the
idea that the United States propose
and carry to completion a world
conservation conference to provide
foir an inventory of the natural re-
sources of the world and to discuss
the common interests of nations
involved in policies of conservation
of such resources.
No rational person will question
the necessity for conserving the
material basis of the prosperity not
only of the United States but also
of the entire earth. Moreover, no
one will question the advisability
of combined efforts of nations
rather than independent competi-
tion in matters affecting resources.
Consequently, it is to be sincerely
hoped that President Hoover will
take the suggestion which is a
good one and proceed to take steps
which will bring about a gesture in
the right direction towards work-
ing out a well-directed scheme for
handling a question of fundament-
al importance.'
The step, itself, would be merely
a continuation of the efforts of
Theodore Roosevelt who, when
President in 1909, invited the na-
tions of the world to participate at
a conservation conference to be
held at The Hague. Thirty of the
nations of the world, including all
countries of major importance,
were present at the first real dem-
onstration of the necessity for in-
ternational co-operation.
All in all, then, it seems such a
project, initiated and aided by the
United States, and received by the.
b various countries interested, can
surely be helpful to many, harm-
ful to none.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: With this is-
ue Rolls presents the tenth of a
eries of Interviews on the hobbies
f the promineat students on the
University campus. These inter-
iews will appear daily, and will
hey throw interesting sidelights
on the intimate lives of prominent
campus political puppets? Oh, my!
H. O. Piplee, Senior Finance Chief,
TLhinks Daily Too Nasty For Words
"Here, here, this will never
do," protested H. Oscar Piplee
to a Rolls Reporter yesterday,
lifting his hands in pudgy hor-
ror. "Stop the press; stop it
immediately, I say. The Daily
has not been printing the facts
about this here senior dues af-
fair. Of course, I would admit
under pressure that I am a lit-
tle hazy about the facts my-
self, but I feel that I must pro-
test about something. It is just
a little habit of mine.
"You know," continued the
chairman of the senior class fi-
nance committee (See appoint-
ments of Washtenaw Machine
Spoils System of 1928-29), "my
hobby is making theatrical
protests about things. I have
my jobs (whenever State
Street loses) and I have to do
something to make a noise in
office. No one ever heard of
the senior class finance com-
mittee before, just as no one
ever has heard of the junior
class banquet committee be-
fore. It's just one of those
committees that are appointed
to placate the boys who have
scurried votes in the previous
"honest" class election.
"All during my co lege year,
when my party has won, I have
been placed on that sort of
committee. And since it is my
hobby to go out and do some
really BIG things or to do
something or somebod in
proper shape, I am going to get
after the student newspaper,
which is always wrong, anyway,
for not supporting my plan, no
matter how futile it may be."
Mr. Piplee's terrifying threat
Iof iconoclasm has the staff of
the local paper agog. They are
looking for a good old rags
dealer to buy them out.
Mr. Piplee neglected to state
that the merit system woWd
ruin him.

Music And DramaI
TONIGHT: Mimes present "In The
Next Room", by Harriet Ford and
Eleanor Robson Belmont, a mys-
tery thriller on which the curtain
will rise in Mimes Theatre, be-
ginning at 8:15 o'clock.
* * *

BAND-GLEE CONCERT
Reviewed by G. R. Reich
It is seldom that one hears the
the Michigan band play any music
other than marches and school
songs. Last night it was indeed a
rare treat to listen to a greatly aug
mented and much improved band
render selections by such com-
posers as Rachmaninoff, Massenet,
Rubenstein, and Rossini, and what
is even more gratifying, play thesel
remarkably well. The stage of Hill
Auditorium was profusely adorned
with flowers, and suspended from
the reeds of the Frieze Memorial
Organ was a big electric cross. The
Varsity Glee Club Quartette was I
attired in vestment robes, adding
further to the picturesqueness of
the scene.
The band, instrumentation aug-
mented by timpanis, bass viols,
bassoons and chimes, played rather
difficult numbers in a most pleas-
ing fashion. Especially commend-
able were Massenet's "Angelus from
Scenes Pittoresque", with its quiet,
beautiful singing clarinet and flute
duets, and Rossini's "Overture To
'Stabat Mater'" with its full tonal
effects and grandiose atmosphere.
The music was well blended, no in-
strument predominating above the
others, and the desirable organ-
like quality of tone shading was
rich and colorful.
The Varsity Glee Club Quartette,
composed of R. Catchpole, first
tenor, O. Brown, first bass, S.
Straight, second tenor, and V.
Peterson, second bass, was uniquely
different in its presentation of two
quiet, soothing numbers which
were well received by an enthusi-
astic audience. Roger K. Becker's
flute solo, "Forest Bird" (Doptler),
a simple, charming selection, was
beautifully played, and appropri-
ately fitted in with the calm re-
straint of the program. . Best of
the entire evening, however, was a
tenor and baritone duet, "Crucifix"
(J. Fauere), sung by Stewart E.
Churchill and Otto Brown. Mr.
Brown, you will recall, was the
medicine man in "Rainbow's End"
and is reputed to have one of the
finest baritone voices which ever
sung in a Mimes Opera. Mr.
Churchill possesses a sweet boy-
tenor voice, the like of which we
have *never heard before; last
night he sang beautifully.
The program was well chosen and
precisely executed.

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BUSINESS MANAGER.
EDWARD L. HULSE
sistant Manager-RAYMOND WACHTER
Department Managers
advertising............... .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
Assistants
Mary Chase Marion Kerr
Jeanette Dae Lillian Kovisy
VernorDavis Bernard Larson
Bessie Egeland Hollister Mabley
Sally Faster I. A. Noema
Anna Goldberg Jack Rose
Gasper Halverson Carl F. Schemm.
George Hamilton George Spater
Jack Horwich Sherwood Upton
ix Humphrey Marie Welstead
Night Editor-Lawrence R. Klein
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1929
GOOD FRIDAY AFTERNOON
When the Freshman enters the
University, one of the first things
he notes is the vacation dates
which the Regents have named for
the ensuing school year. Tranks-
giving, Christmas, Washington's
Birthday, Spring vacation, Decora-
tion day, are all official University
holidays, not counting, the usual
few days between semesters. All
these have ample justification; but
even the freshman notes, especially
after high school days, that the
Regentstand University authorities
have forgotten to solemnise a day
that carries unusual 'meaning to
all Christendom: Good Friday.
In most high ,schools and oter
places of learning, not' to mention
on the business streets of all cities,
the afternoon of the date of Christ's
crucifixion is observed by closed
doors and cessation of business.
It is not necessary to make this a
law or a rule; it is done voluntarily.
The freshman may wonder why a
great University does not see fit to
do the same. Certainly; the field
of Education would suffer little if
one afternoon from the whole
were set aside to solemnize such a
great occasion. It is not necessary
that school be held because stu-
dents might spend the afternoon
vacation in gaming and raucous
pastime instead of attending spe-
cial church services. Even a fresh-
man can understand that the stu-
dents can make the best choices as
to how to spend the time, and that
all is not amiss if one does not at-
tend service.
As a man goes farther in college,
the imemory of cessation of school
on Good Friday afternoon becomes
dimmer, except when recalled by
inability to make a purchase at a
place of business from 12 o'clock
to 3 o'clock at a store. But even
the senior, the graduate, and the
faculty man often wonder if Edu-
cation does not place self-impor-
tahce and suspicion above greater
things. The afternoon of Good
Friday means, too much for such
scant courtesy as it now receives
from Education. Cannot the Uni-
versity accord this date the recep-
tion it should have?

ART: WORLD AMBASSADOR
(The Christian Science Monitor)

The movement now on foot to
place a duty on works of art im-
ported into the United States of
American has caused a group of
prominent New York art dealers to
present a plea before the Ways and
Means Committee of the lower
house of Congress that art should
continue duty free, as it has been
for the past twenty years. A re-
cently formed body of artists
known as The American Artists'
Professional League, is respon-
sible for the agitation of this
contentious subject, and the
prompting motive being the as-
sumption that art is a commercial
commodity like any other item that
enjoys tariff protection, and that
it will thrive better in local mark-
ets, if made more appealing to local
purses than foreign products.
It is an open secret that the pres-
ent day market in the United
States for contemporary art is
largely dominated by the French
school, but its leadership is due to
an equally apparent fact that these
European artist have led the way
in the development of new phases
of art for a hundred years, and
still enjoys this prerogativeathrough
artistic perspicacity and initiative.'
Art, being by its very nature in-
ternational in character and of
ambassadorial standing in the
modern "good will" sense of the
word, has a work to perform among1
the peoples of the earth that is1
over and above the secondary issue
of pounds and pence, say those
against a tariff. They add, is it
not obvious that artists in theI
United States, if successful in se-l
curing legislative measures against
the importation of competitivel
works of art, tend to limit their ac-
quaintance with those very sources
of advancing thought which should
serve them to their own advan-
tage?
Robert W de Forest, president of
the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
likewise presents an opposing brief
to the Congressional Ways and
Means Committee. In it he de-
clares that one clause of the pro-
posed act giving such institutions
as the Metropolitan the right to
buy abroad and, enter their hold-
ings duty free is not applicable, be-
cause the museums rarely buy
abroad, their chief source of sup-
ply being private collections built
up by the encouragement of free
duty on art. He further gives it as
his view that art, like education,
natural science, and music, should
be free to enter everywhere, and
that this is "a world possession and
a world treasure which knows no
boundaries of nations or race."
During the last decade the
growth of interest in art in the
United States and the establish-
ment of museums throughout the
country has been little short of
phenomenal. This, in connection
with the increasing prosperity and
advancing interest in things cul-
tuiral on e verv sde. is one of th

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Ed. Note:
Perhaps, after all, the zeal with
which our own Women's League is
attempting to make money is
praiseworthy. We are inclined to
believe not. But in any event, the
announcement that the Junior
Girls' Play is to move bag and
baggage to Detroit for a brief (we
hope) run is the limit.
The girls, it seems, are to pack
that set, the other change of cos-
tume, clamp a muzzle on. Bum-
pun-pun, the wonder purp, who is
acclaimed by many to be the whole
show, and toddle over to Detroit to
give the alumni a treat (at $3.30
per crack)."
We are, it seems, not alone, in our
protests against this. One J. V.
Zilch, '00E, writes as follows.
Dear Lark:
A few of the old boys and
myself were over in Ann Arbor
the other night, whooping it up,
you know, setting an example
of the good old days for the
student body, and we got a
little silly, as boys will, you
know, and we finally got so
sifly that we were willing to at-
tend the Junior Girls' Play,
which, you know, always has
been terrible, and not only this
year. Well, you know the rest
in the reviews you read, how
cowardly choruses punned and
fled, how the orchestra gave
them stall for stall from be-
hind each break and barnyard
fall. It was, you know awful.
Welt', Lark, the most bitter
portion of the pill to swallow
is the news that the show is to
played in Detroit. Please stop
it. You see, we have a bad
enough time justifying the
Opera. And besides, it would
be a shame to ruin the chances
of any future show, if they
should ever get good. Any one
with any brains could see that.
Well Lark, I am depending on
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"IN THE NEXT ROOM"
Mythical~y Reviewed by R. Leslie
Askren
Last night "In The Next Room",
Mimes put on a show which far
surpassed any of their previous
performances of the season. In
fact, compared to last night's show,
previous undertakings might best
be considered null and void, or nil.
They have captured a sophisti-
cated extravaganza of thrills, con-
cocted by two very charming ladies
over a cup of tea (so it is said),
and have produced it with all the
polish and finnesse for which
Mimes have so long been noted.
However, a rumor must be spiked
at once. The Mistresses Ford and
Belmont have written a racy,
straightforward drama, all the ac-
tion of which takes place in full
view of the audience. Wherefore
the title, "In The Next Room", is
quite inaccurately applicable. It 'is
no epitaph; rather a hint of what
is still in store in the wings, wait-
ing for the cue.
Death is the fundamental theme
of the story, just as it is in every
day life, and the reverential sym-
bolism which the authors have in-
troduced in the detective who em- I
bodies optimistic mankind forever
in search of the reasons for death,
is 'essentially a profound and
trenchant criticism of our present
day civilization.
Of the individual interpretations
two were outstanding. Kurvink in
the role of the idol of the Press, at
whose feet vain billows of criticism
surge, more and more vainly, stood
valiantly in justification of the
power of the written word. Ken
White, as the servant of the gods,
was wholely admirable in fulfilling
his function of butler in life but
interpreter in spiritof the adage,
"Man proposes but God disposes."
Among the ladies of the cast Miss
Chapel emerges, principally for the
extraordinary physical rhythm she
brings her part, which allows her
to make it a dance-of-life conclud-
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