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i ,GFTf S I i 29

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du injg the University year by the Board in
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Editor........... ..Nelson.1.Smith
City Editor............'1. Stewart Hooker
News Editor...........Richard C..Kurvink
Sports Editor...............W. Morris Quinn
Women's Editor............. Sylvia S. -atone
Tale Taoh Editor............. George Stautei
Musicand Drama. ..........R. L. Askren
Assistant City Editor..........Robert Silbar
Night Editors
j 'E.h E. Howell Charles S. Monroe
snald 3. Kline Pierce Rosenberg
Lawrence R. Klein George E. Simons
George C. Tilley
Paul L. Adams, Donald E. Layman
Morris Aiexandf? Charles A. Lewis
C. A. Askren Marian McDonald
Bertram AskwifN Henry Merry
Louise Behyme Elizabeth Quaife
Arthur klernste'&a Victor Rabinowitz
Seton C. Bovee Joseph A. Russell
Isabel Charles Anne Schell
L.R. Chubb Rachel Shearer
t -sink N Covper Howard Simon
Helen Donine Robert L. Slos
Margaret Eckels Ruth Steadman
Douglas Edwards A. Stewart
Valborg Egeland Cadwell Swansea
Robert J.. Feldman Jane Thayer
Marjorie Follmer Edith Thomas
William Gentry BethValentine
Ruch Geddes Gurney ,Williams
David B. Hempstead Jr. Welter Wilds
'Richard Jung George E. Wohlgeniuth
Charles R. Kaufman Edward L. Warner Jr.
Ruth Kelsey ,Cleland Wyllie

tems to the attention of the
powers that be as well a.s the gen-
eral public. An investigation of
the organization of the govern-
mental machine will disclose many
confused functions, mixed respon-
sibilities, hazy powers, and alto-
gether antiquated means of prop-j
erly carrying out the very impor-l
tant functions of government that
are left in the hands of officials.
In addition to the element of far
greater efficiency being possible as
a result of such a -reorganization'
which would combine where com-
bination of functions is advisable
and which would separate powers
where responsibility is confused or
duties are unwisely grouped there
would result an 'annual saving to
the government of many millions
of dollars according to figures; pre-"
pared by Rep. Williamson, chair-
man of the house committee on
expenditures in the executive de-
President Hoover has for some
years advocated such changes, but
since many of the changes would
affect offices established and con-
trolled by statutory law, the ac-
tive co-operation of Congress is
necessary in order that anything
be accomplished in the movement
for reform. At any rate, the coun-
try at large looks to Washington
for definite action on the proposi
tion.. Let us hope that something
concrete will be accomplished in
the direction of greater efficiency.
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Night Editor-Lawrence R. Klein
SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 1929
For the "first time in several
.years, the student body is spending
Easter Sunday in. Ann. Arbor, with
school still in session. In the past
few years, this day has come during
the Spring vacation perioduand
has enabled the large majority of
the student body to spend its
Easter week at home. This year,
however, the Regents were unable
to include it in the vacation 'e-

To a great many Easter means
only the date on which new modes
of dress are displayed to the won-
dering public, the date on which
one performs the semi-annual or
annual function of church atten-
dance, or the- date on which one
seeks colored eggs in secret places.'
Churches decorate their interiors
with flowers and choirs sing an-
thems to an audience attentive
with eye than ear. In fact, it ap-
pears that in recent years, the rea-
son for Easter has been forgotten
for the) accessories.
Not thatdthe accessories should
be set aside ;for a pious .attitude,
for the latter would probably be
more false than the former. In
fact, the whole idea of dressing up
in gay, new costume must be
praised rather than set aside as a
mere display of egoism aid self-
satisfaction. The idea bears out'
the theme of Easter Sunday: some-
thing radiant and new. Perhaps,,
onsecond thought, Easter spirit
may be best expressed by this cus-
tom, for it is in many ways char-
acteristic of the event, although,
far too capitalized.
Easter Sunday is held to com-l
nemorate the Resurrection, per-c
haps Christianity's most glorious1
date. It should carry with it thec
power to bring the human mind toc
bear upon a great and far-reaching
event. To this end, the churchesc
plan their special programs, their.,
flowery decorations, their atmos-
phere for this day. On such a. day1
as this, none should mind church
attendance. The services lift them-1
selves beyond the routine Sunday-f
to-Sunday ones. Church atendances
is a pleasure on this day, and with1
this in mind, the students shouldf
plan to attend a service today tof
help commemorate Christendom'sv
greatest date: Easter Sunday. t

Following- on the heels of an an-
nouncement that Alma college, one
of the smaller schools in the state,
would support no baseball team
this spring, comes a similar story
that Kalamazoo college has done
the same, thus eliminating two
contenders for the M. I. Ai A. race.
The. reason given in both cases is
that baseball does not produce
enough funds to justify its reten-
tion on the sport calendar.
Insofar that baseball does not
pay its way as an intercollegiate
sport might be said in at least 95
per cent of the colleges in this
country today. Nearly every school
that boasts a baseball team makes
up the deficit incurred from the
football receipts. The Fall sport
has grown to such proportions that
it pays for the other competitions,
and sometimes has some left over.
In a few schools, basketball breaks
even, but limited space counter-
acts the cash effect of - large
crowds. It is probably necessary
that these smaller schools drop
baseball from its list, and yet it is
deplorable that the axe must fall
upon the one game that is gen-
erally known as "the Great Amer-
ican sport".
In a little more than two weeks,
tens of thousands of fans will
awaken from winter, lethargy to
cheer on 16 contenders for the two
major league pennants. In no
sport is interest so general, so dis-
played, and so protracted as in
It appears that there is a great
iovd between interest in major leag-
ue baseball and the collegiate ver-
sion. In recent years schools have
found it necessary to drop baseball
because it is unsupported. Yet it
is this branch of the game that has
supplied the majors with some of
their greatest luminaries. There
must be some explanation for the
difference between the large at-
tendance records, the interest, and
the moneymaking possibilitiesof
major league ball and the small
attendance, the small receipts, and
the general disinterest shown to-
ward the college sport. It may be
that spring is too full of other
things for students to evince an
interest in the national pastime,
while the league fans seek baseball
as an outlet for winter-bound emo-
The dropping of baseball from
school sports has another phase
that has been discussed andre-!
discussed in other sports: thataof
commercialised atheltics. Coach
John Kobs of Michigan State has
pointed out that if other M. I. A. A.
colleges drop baseball, that the
schools .ho maintain teams will
have to go farther afield in search
of opposition. This will mean that
teams will have to play more than
one or two games with the same
opponents, or will have to risk the
incurring of heavier financial
obligations by traveling farther to
In a University such as this, it
is hard to see the importance of
such a move or the reason for it.'
Here and in other large schools,
football makes so much that. other
sports .can coast by with big ex-'
penditures and yet money is left.
But in smaller schools, where the
football crowds are "mammoth"
when 500 are present, and where
the field is enclosed with boards,
it is a matter of sink or swim.
Football must remain for it pays;.

Ed. Note:
Now that our little governor has
decided to protest about the im-
moral practice of distributing free
cigarettes to little boys and girls
at the University of Michigan, we
can soon expect investigations and
bans on almost anything.
A fitting reply, we feel, is Ex-
pressed in Yellit's immortal clas-
sic, his ode to the ciggy butt.
We may, we suppose, look to the
time when physical exercise at
M|ichigan will consist of bouncing
little rubber balls against the walls
of Waterman's gymnasium.
To G. F.
All hail, thou smouldering ciggy
Be thou Lucky, Chesterfield, or
Old Gold, thou treasure of them
But why shouldst little Angell
All hail, thou half-extinguished
That comforted man in hourly
Thou blessed respite in life's
wild trammel-
But what sme'Is worse than a
dying Camel?
Oh banished butt. but not yet
Not relegated yet to the cam-
pus lawn,
No printed warnings tacked on
the wall
Have taken thee yet from Ang-
ell hall.
So elevate still thy stagnantt
Thou mashed butts 'neath
mouldy benches-
No signs can remove the tobac-
co yearning
From President Angell's Hall
of Learning.
Come, students, from your
deadly classes,
Light cigarettes inside the door,
And departing leave behind you
Mashed butts upon the floor.
Score ye not the bold professor
He who tells you not to smoke.
Must not his sense of humor
Its semi-annual joke?
Flick your ashes on the steps-
Preserve those steps of stone!
Ay, maybe then th' insidious
Will leave thos steps alone.
Scratch matches on those
noh'e pillars
That hark back to the Greeks,
For all the sooner will they look
Like genuine antiques.
And sing, O Muse, of the jani-
tors' wrath-
How they loom through the
bluish haze,
Plying their brooms among the
Sweeping them up with angry

Singof the sweat upon their
As they toil in the summer
Cursing while they do their
To keep our building neat.
Praise the speed of these
worthy tmen
As across the floor they go,
Like flivvers taking hills on
When the gas is getting low.
Smoke on, you men of Michi-
The lighted butt still flout:
The Regents have not acted
To rule your smoking out.
Enjoy the privilege while you
Old time flies like an eagle,
And the self-same butt you
smoke today
Tomorrow may be illegal.

0 0
Music And Drama f
THIS AFTERNOON: The eighth of
the series of Faculty Concerts
will be given by the University
Symphony orchestra, in Hill
auditorium at 4:15 sharp.
At the Wilson tonight opens one
of the big thrills of the year, "The
Front Page", authored by Ben Hecht
and Charles MacArthur. From .the
first line, a line that sends the cur-
tamn hurtling up with a smash that
reechoes all evening, the show is
one dizzy thrill after another of
the blaring melodrama newspaper
men have discovered to be the in-
gredients of what other people call
News of the nature of the show
has too well penetrated this vicin-
ity to require further comment than
that newspapermen rarely wear
gloves in their business and the,
authors of this show have used
them not at all in displaying the
extraordinary gamut of experiences
criminal court reporters can enjoy.
The cast Jed Harris has collected
is the Chicago organization which
was constituted to satisfy the:
demands of a patriotic Chicago
anxious to applaud the work of a f
couple of "home boys"-a work that
was rocking a supercilious New
York and still is-and Harris has
cast beautifully to type. Roger
Pryor, the lead last year in "The
Royal Family", plays the enviable
Hildy Johnson and with Fuller Mel-
lish, Jr., heads a fast moving gang
who make up the show.
Reviewed By P. M Jack
The imiportance of Redemption,
as I see it, lies in its complete justi-
fication of Play Productions. To
an observer like myself, who has
followed the development of this
gr:oup of players throughout the
year, the progress from play to
play has been remarkably evident.
In Redemption, all that has been
Ilearned in different directions has
been co-ordinated by a single in-
telligence that seems to pervade the
I entire company. The result is a
performance that I do not hesitate
to describe as memorable,
The settings and general produc-
tion are for the first time really
satisfactory. One has always praised
the producer for his ingenuity. But
here, in scenes 4,.5, and 7, one
praises him for the effectiveness
and beauty of his sets. There is no!
vulgar displY f realisni; the effects
are subtle symrboli, and satisfying.
They tellame that . Mosss 'tavern
arrangement (se.7) was more im
pressive. That may very well be.
But Mr. Windt, or Mr.' Foster, or1
Mr. Holden, or whoever is respon-
sible for the settings and lighting,
has done his job as well as it need
be done. Nothing more can be tried
until' further lighting potentialities
are at the disposal of the group.
The direction of the play was
particularly competent, and this is
the more praiseworthy because of
the curious episodical nature of
Tolstoy's drama. With the excep-
tion of the uncomfortable scene
with the examining magistrate,
which needs to be rethought, the
performance was entirely coherent.
Mr. Berry in his stage managing
was very able, if very noisy. Mne.
Pargment is to be congratulated on
the, direction of the choir. Mr.

Windt is to be congratulated at all
The acting was perhaps less im-
portant 'than the direction, but
there is a great deal one would
wish to say if one had the space.
Mr. Truesdale Mayers does here
what he has always promised to do,
and, with the exception perhaps of
Miss Miller in The Play's The
Thing, I do not recall a nore cap-
able perform-nance within the last
two years. A little more emotional
variation in his voice, however, iF
necessary for so prolonged an ap-
pearance on the stage. He begins
by having a better quality of voice
than any other; but he d.aes no
end with any appreciable bettering
of it. As it is he has a sense of
emotional behaviour generally far
beyond the reach of an amater
Miss Leone Lee was Russian, Tol
stoyan, fresh, naif, altogether
charming. No happier choice could
have been made. But Miss Shirley
King is still obviously their best
comedienne. She has, or seems to
have, no tragic effectiveness. She
played well, as did Mr. Peake andI
Miss Tennant, and as they always
do; but neither was the whole char-
acter at any time. Perhaps there
has not been sufficient :practice in
this type of drama.
My last word must be in praise
of Play Productions for attempting



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