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WEDNESDA"'. AP RIL 1, 1329


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the call to the other posts, although
he would be the best man avail-"
Puihed every nmrning eetMondayl able for ete o.OS
Control of Student Publications. The death of Herrick and the
Member of Western Conference Editorial expected resignation of Houghtonil'ae'p
The Associated Press is exclusively en- lomatic service. The two men havee FC
tit the ee fo' reulcon of oalle news of hihcaliber and have done Fre
credited in this paper and the local news pub- their duties to the best of their EDITOR'S
fished herein. iEIO
Entered at the postoffice at Ann Arbor, great ability. The statedep ith evidently, ha
Michigan, t s second class matter. Special rate must now choose their men with
of postagt granted by. Third Assistant Post- the greatest care and caution-it Here they a:
waster General. tegets aeadcuini
Subscription by carrier, $4.oo; by mail, is an important time in United freshmen, su
Offices:And, Arbor Press Building, May- States diplomatic affairs and a I great wrath
hard street. ' ol aiy lc h
Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, a214.- poor man could easily, place the currigUp
country in a bad position.
0DTOIL;T f-they walk ur
EDITORLAL STAFT - and flaunt1
Telephone The opinion expressed by mnem- And now-
MANAGING EDITOR lbers of the Board of Directors of crushed and
KENNET HG PATRICK the Union to the effect that any csd n d
Editor............ Nelson J. Smith future proposals relative to amend- pot nos tro
City Iditor.... .. Stewa t Hooker ments to the Union constitution not er's
News Editor.......... Richard C. Xurvink unetae'
Sports Editor....... ....Morris Quinn shouldcome first of all from the
ain1,.,,'.Edtor...............lvia drastic acti(

Telegraph Editor...... eorge Staue
Music and Drama..... ..R. I,. Askren
Assistant City Editor.........Robert Silbai
Night EditorsI
I'seph E. Howell Charles S. Monroe
Donald J. Kline Pierce Rosenberg
Lawrence R. Klein GeorgeR . Simons
George C. Tiley
Paul L. Adam; Donald E. Layman
Morris Alexandra (CIlarles A. Lewis
C. A. Askren Marian McDonald
Bertram Askwits Henry Merry.
Louise BehymeElizabeth Quaife
Arthur kBernste'i Victor Rabinowitz
Seton-C. Bovee Joseph A. Russell
Isabel Charles Anne Schell
. R. Chubb Rachel Shearer
ranik E.. Cooper *. oward Simon
Htlen Domine Robert L. Sloss
Margaret Ikkels Ruth Steadmian
Douglas Edwards A. Stewartd}
Valborg Egeland Cadwell Swanscu
Robert J. veltia JJane Thayer
Marjorie Foilmer t dith Thomas
William Gentry Beth~ Valentine
Ruth Geddes Gurney Wiliams
David B. Hempstead Jr. Wniter Wilds
Richard Jlung George k,. Wohlgeinutli
Charles R.Kaufman Edward L. Warner Jr.
Ruth Kelsey - Cleland Wyllie
Telephone 21214
Asafetant Manager-RAY MOND WACRTER
deriigDepartment Managers
Advertising . .........Alex K. Scherer
Advertising.... ......A. James Jordan
Advertising.... ........Carlt . Ha mer
Service....... ... ... .1ferbert E. V arnurn
circulation...............George S. Bradley
Accounts............Lawrence E. Walkley
Publications......, ....Ray M. Hofelich

student membership seems to De
especially well founded.
Neither of the two amendment
proposals submitted to the male
members of the student body dur-
ing the past year received any-
thing like a welcome reception al-
though a deluge of plural voting
gave the merit system a large but
illegal majority. The assembly at
which this proposal was submitted
was but the most recent of a long
line of Union assemblies which
have failed by hundreds to secure
the requisite attendance figures.
In view of this failure, it was
argued that the lack of attendance
at Union amendment assemblies
was due to a complete lack of in-
terest on the part of the student
body and that the only means by
which it would be possible to pass
future amendments to the Union
constitution would be to reduce
'the attendance requirement. Such
a proposal was prepared and sub-
mitted at a pep meeting last fall.
The vote was decisively against the
A suggestion made more recently
that the apparent lack of interest
on the part of the student body
was in reality an indication of pas-
sive opposition does not appear to
be nearly so logical. It has, never-
theless, proved an effective means
of defeating amendment proposals.
The Daily has advocated and
still advocates the merit system as
the only desirable method of choos-
ing Union officials. It cannot help
but recognize, however, that stu-
dent interest in the proposal is
necessary before any degree of
success can be expected. Until that
time .- arrives, it does not appear

0 .a a os # ! a V i i d " i.IF 1 16

Mary Chase
J eanette Dale
ernor Davis
Blessie Egeland
Sally Faster
Anna Goldberg
Kasper Halverson
George Hamilton
Hck Horwich
Dix Humphrey

Marion Kerr
Lillian KovinskY
Bernard Larson
Hollister Mabley
1. A. Newman
Jack Rose
Carl F. Schemm
George Spater
Sherwood Upton
Marie Wellstead


tomorrow m
our fair city
-littered w
foolhardy f
"Alias Jimm
we thought
to be an ea
the frosh se
Crime does:
you can't b
I ways. So-
came the d
literary co
callow fresh
die get you
The hour
under the s
the furthes
system of la
their burro
ly as one br
Bowser, '32.
lips and tr
vault read
"It is,"g
his deepest
"Are the1
Gatlings b
numbers 7,
the panther
corridors 1a
haste, brot
hand! For
-millions h
aration. . .
LCome-the h
ers Schmalt
ser-have yo
ment? Goo
A massive
slowly. Br
Dunhill an
rang out. D
"We cann
things happ
"The orders
disobeyed a
Come, broth
his revolver
the tetrah
sign of the
noise as of!
tion, and th
"Ready! S
by one han
The suspens
Zilch gulped
he could ha
dial of his u
" fi
Sixty! Gen
ceed. . ."
"Stop!!" A
the chilled a
ing and rev
fastness of t
heaving with
ertions, his
terribly out
ness. in

RLL Music And Drama
led For Fair,
r Fearless In speaking of this it is no crime
ddies Finesse to stoop to identify it as "very
IHecht-ic." The pun is no older I
NOTE: Something, than the authors are immature in
d to be done about it. technical skill. But that does not
re-some two hundred keep the show from being a really
pinely ignorant of the riotous evening, full of noisy and,
which they were in- baudymfun. In the cold light of
)n temslve. Dily"the morning after" it seems in-
n themselves. Daily credible that some of the lines ac-
nder a mighty shadow, tually should have been spoken-
their pots in the face but I shall not illustrate here.
Must Not Be Disobeyed. While admitting frankly that
e sob to think of their the show is well worth the money I
lifeless little bodies- can't help an annoying reaction
e crisis has come The that in the writing there is Hecht
sh has become the posing in front of his mirror as a
prey. Immediate and very, very bad boy, dramatising
on must be taken, or himself,' "making the front page"
nay see the streets of of his own imagination. It is a
-State Street, anyway troublesome feeling, and raises the
ith the fragments of question of how much MacArthur
reshmen. After seeing contributed. Hecht is principally
y Valentine" last night known for his novels; MacArthur,
of what we considered for collaboration on "Lulu Belle"
asy solution. . . .make and "Salvation." On the face of it
e that he cannot win. the play would seem to be Mac-
n't ;pay, fellows. . . . Arthur to great extent.
eat the percentage al- What the authors, however, have
after a sleepless night tried to do is convey the garish ex-
awn and the following citement of the newspaper game.
nvulsion. Take heed, Nor is that more than their idea.
men, ere Fearless Fred- It seems to me the play begun with
too! MacHecht's remark; "Go to. We
are reporters. We know the game,
rhad come. Far, farI the zip, the pep, the intolerable
urface of the earth in excitement of it. We will write a
t recesses of the vast melodrama satirizing Chicago poli-
byrinths like rabbits in tics and criminal justice. But when
v, breathing stertorous- we get through the audience will
eathes after great exer- know how a reporter lives, because
trembling, lips twitch- the play will go terribly fast,
ed the Unholy Four- n dirty, quite clevei, and al-
Dinwiddle, Zilch, and ways fast. We will not introduce
anything else that might slow it
aid Zilch, and wet his up." And they have done just that.
.ied again, "Is-is the The result is fine fun, but it con-
yd-our specially built stantly teeters on the bad because
laminated theft-proof, it might really have been so much!
n vault-is it ready, better. Speed slows down and gets
tiresome if it is not interspersed
quavered Dinwiddie in with other elements to give it con-
veitA very fine cast carries the parts.
lokouts posted? Have There is :hardly a one of them who!
een placed at doors can speak distinctly enough to
8, 9, 10, and 11? Have convey the rapid chatter, and the
s been turned loose in big scee is more like a machine
and 2? We must make gun engagement than a theatrical
hers, der Tag is at projection, but the story gets over
months we have slaved in spite of the defects because of
ave been spent in prep- ! the good work of Roger Pryor in
.nothing must fail. the star-reporter part of Hildy
hour is at hand! Broth- Johnson Fuller Mellish Jr. as
z, Dinwiddie, and Bow- Managini Editor Walter Burns,
u taken the last sacra- and Robert Pitkin as the hard
dl-come! !"' boled'Murphy of the Journal. And
door opened slowly- there, is some priceless comedy
other Bowser lit his from Harlan Briggs as the dim-wit
d immediately a shot sheriff who puddles the political
ong! pudding for the mayor and the city
ot afford to let such hall boys. The sombrero lidded,
en," said Zilch sternly. big boy is taken. off-and that is
were-no lights! He I the right term-cleverly by Willard
nd has paid the price! Dashiell.
ers," and he sheathed Roger Pryor by heredity is well
, making the sign of fitted to play the stellar Hildy in
edonal rhomboid-the I this orchestration of journalistic
Four. There was a i jargon. The son of Bandmaster
gigantic levers in mo- Arthur Pryon, he began as all good
en-a muffled clang. actors do, with stock, but only nine
et! Doff! !" and, as if i years ago. Since then he has shined
d, four pots came off!! in "Saturday's Children" in which
e was terrible. Brother he created the role of Rims O'Neill,
twice audibly. Brother and subsequently in "The Royal
hand trembled so that Family" as Perry Stewart.
rdly see the luminous Fuller Mellish, though he began
wrist watch. in the legitimate pasture with
fty-eight! Fifty-nine! Richard Bennett in "The Dancers"
tleriien, we have sue- and carried on (no pun intended)
in "What Price Glory," has morea

thunderous voice rent recently wandered in the Elysian
fields of musical comedy with
tmosphere awe-inspir-"'Peggy.Ann" and in "PresentI
erberating in the steel Arms." The pungency of the Glory
she mighty vault. Bat- thing as well as the fast steppingj
h the strain of his ex- of "Peggy Ann" are both to be seen
h th strin f hi ex in his latest work which is accu-
steely eyes glinting rately melodramatic.h s
the doorway of the Pitkinplays Murphy with a lum- C
tomb stood Fearless hbering cynicism that makes the
zbecque, the Pride of part 'stand out like a lighthouse inC
rd. the smoky waste of the press roomC
of the criminal court building.
nom d'un nom d'un Producer Jed Harris gives GeorgeC
red Zilch through his S. Kaufman credit for staging the
th as he pitched for- show-which 'tempts the remark{I
schnozzle-dead! that it was wisely left to George.
The actors would certainly have
kicked the play over the cliff of
that awful-we mean satite into a deep, watery grave of
Zilch. Just imagine pointless realism without him to
agonies he must have brace them up. Even now the play)
in his death throes; is a breathless cartoon of journal-
bitter discouragement istic life that carries too much
in his last breathing Chatauqua flavor in its broad lines,
he realized the fruit- but it is vital for all that and:
futility of his master should furnish splendid intertain-'
ain child. Then dear ment for the two weeks of its run
ture yourselves in his at the Wilson theater.#

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TWO BERTHS TO FILL that the present quorum of 600
With the death of Myron T. necessary to amend a Union-
Herrick, ambassadoll to France, the amendment should be reduced.
newly-headed Department of State
is faced with the problem of filling Campus
two of its three most important , l p r Opinlion
diplomatic posts within the near Contributors are asked to be brief,
confining themselves to less than 300
future, for it is said that' Alanson words it possible. Anonymous cor-
B. Houghton will soon hang out a nunications will be disregarded. The
B. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ae Hogtnwl on tee-Iof commiunicants ill, however,
"Tenant Wanted" sign on the em- be regaredtas confse upon re-
bassy at London. The combination construed as expressing the editorial
gives 'the new Hoover regime an+ opinion of the Daily.
unusual chance to put into the
service men who are known to be' ACADEMIC FREEDOM
in complete accord with their for- To the Editor:
eign policies, although it is hardly The quotation from ProfessorI
possible that Herrick would have Laski in today's Daily brings to
left on this account-he was too mind some further ideas of the
perfect a man for the job.same gentleman. These ideas arei
A successor to Herrick's position contained in an article in Harpers
will have a hard place to fill. Fier- for April, entitled "The Academic
rick in the years of his tenure of Mind." The title might well have
the ambassadorship did more than been "Academic Freedom."
any man to cement the friendship "What, then, should be the rela-
between France and the United tion of the :practical man to the
States at times when the walls academic mind? The answer is
came perilously close to falling. He ((that relation should be as distant
gave the French people to under- as is compatible with academic ef-
stand that all Americans did not ficiency. It cannot .be complete
fit their conception of Uncle Shy- separation, if only because that
lock in the ,matter of war debt .makes of universities closed com-
payment. He affirmed their opin- parison inaccessible to new ideas.
ions of American fortitude, friend- The syndicalist government of Ox-
liness, and ability by refusing to ford and Cambridge has involved
leave besieged Paris in 1914, when a reforming commission in each)
all his brother ambassadors had generation of the modern time.
fled. In the face of those expatri- But, short of complete separation,



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be laundered without inconvenience to
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opening day of school. Stored in a safe
pace there is no danger of loss by theft
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ates and pseudo-travelers who
raved and ranted at the United
States when on foreign soil, he
stood as a living rebuke. No, his
successor will ndt have to start
work by building up a respect for
the United States ambassador; he
will have to fill the shoes of a
man who was an exceptIonal dip-
Among the possibilities that are
being considered by non-adminis-
tration citizens are former vice-
president Charles G. Dawes,
Dwight Davis, former war secre-
tary, Frank B. Kellogg, secretary
of state under Coolidge, Henry P.
Fletcher, ambassador"to Italy, and

I the greater the distance the great-'
er the result. Once practical men)
begin to meddle with universities
mediocrity within is given its op-
portunity. Orthodoxy becomes the
ideal in any subject of social im-
port. Volume of publication be-
comes the measure of academic
quality. The skilful popularizer
whom the practical man can read
with leasure, is almost inevitably
mistaken for the scholar. What ist
the intellectual fashion of the mo-c
ment is developed and cultivated att
the expense of what is basic. Thea
administrator becomes more im-r
portant than the teacher, and the
glib professor whose results are f'

Freddie Razz
Scotland Yar
"Nom d'un
chien", sneer
yellowed teet
ward on his
The End,
My, wasn't
about poor
the horrible
think of his
and despair
moments asl
lessness and
crime-his br
freshmen, pic

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Gibson, ambassador to Bel-
It has been assumed by


and obviously useful, isI


. . , ,. ~ ..a ,,,,, .,

Washington authorities that either
Davis or Dawes would be tendered
the London post, with the odds
greatly in favor of the former. But
the probability of their, appoint-
ments to the French post is as
likely now. Both Gibson andl

invariable preferred to the lonely p lace. . . imagine your utter de-
scholar who moves hesitatingly to pravity in seeing, at your life's last{
a goal he hardly knows how to de- moment, the halo of righteousness
fine. The university, at the best, surrounding the god-like features
becomes a semi-technical school; of the indomitable avenger--know-
and at the worst, a graceful aca- ing, as you met your doom, that
dem where the sons of practical in truth-crime does not .pay! It
dmy ere the sodn of crati-s with a tear in our eye and a
men learn that modicum of culti- , - , ,




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Comedy Club Will open the new
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