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THE MICHIGAN

DAILY

SATURDAY, APRL '20, 1929

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looks like with a cigarette in her
mouth.AALL
The idea of such a law is absurd TED R
in the face of the moral code prev-
alent in this generation, and rather MR. HALLIBURTOY
than make himself look foolish GOES FOR A NEW
and the state legal code a nation- KIND OF A RIDE
wide joke, he might better spend Richard Halliburton, who roman-
his time being thankful that ticizes for so much a line at Hill
women have not made themselves 1 auditorium Monday night, will
'look any more ridiculous by taking j probably cause many a maiden
up cigars or a pipe. heart to palpitate unnaturally in
oD Tthe breast, but not so ours. When
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Music And Drama

TONIGHT: PIlay Production
presents W. Somerset Maug-
ham's satire, "The Constant
Wife," in their University
Hall Theater, beginning at
8:15 o'clock.

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So much pro and con discussion
concerning the proposed seaway
via the St. Lawrence river has ap-
peared in newspaper columns that
further enumeration of the ad-
vantages the proposition would
bring the great middle West would
be simply repetition of trite mate-
rial.
However, it will be noted that
Representative McLeod of Detroit
has introduced into the House a

mere women like Gertrude Ederle
can swim the English channel with
their left hand, why should we get
a thrill when Sir Richard kicks
across the Hellespont (a mile and
a quarter)) after failing three or
four times. We have a sneaking
suspicion that he used water wings
on the successful attempt.
Our private opinion all along,'
which we make public now, is that
the highly-touted Richard is pretty
much of -a false alarm. He may

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bill providing that the United have scaled the Matterhorn in the
States express to the Canadian dead of winter, but he never ne-
government its willingness to pro- gotiated the Ecorse road into De-
ceed with the plan as soon as Can- troit last February. He has dived
ada signifies approval and willing- from perilous heights into perilous
ness to carry out the project. Thus pools of perilous depths (always
the question is again thrust into careful to be photographed in the

The judges of the full-length
play contest have expressed the de-
sire that those MSS which are be-
ing delayed in accordance with; the
extension of the time limit to Mon-
day noon should be submitted as
soon as at all possible so that the'
period of reading may be evenly
distributed. They have expressed a
fear that it may be necessary to
eliminate all plays from considera-
tion submitted after Friday noon if
the extension of time brings a rush
of plays Monday too large to cope
with.
"THE CONSTANT WIFE"
Reviewed by Arthur W. Decker
Play Production's latest-"The
Constant Wife," by W. Somerset
Maugham-is a sparkling, sophisti-
cated farce based on modern mar-
riage. It moves lightly and enter-
tainly through three acts to end
with an entirely new situation that
is refreshingly hilarious. The play
is typically of the modern tradi-
tion-it even gives vent to collegiate
'slang now and then.
The Constant Wife deals with a
woman who considers the economic
the only sane basis for marriage.
While her husband is unfaithful
she remains constant, due to her

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the public eye.
Years of research and careful in-
vestigation have brought forth re-
ports endorsing the plan as a gen-
uinely worth while economic ges-
ture. Since the present session of
Congress has been called for theI
question of farm relief and re-
vision of the tariff, it seems that
now Is the time for the action that
will put some teeth in the agita-
tion for the measure which is so
very definitely linked up with farm
relief and aiding the middle West.

action), has swum the length of
the Panama Canal without paying
toll, we suppose, and has slept with
the gods on Mount Olympus. To
all of which we mildly ask, what of
it?
The blithe Sir Richard, shunning
the family gold, seeks adventure
and romance "on a shoestring."'
Then he sells it to the American
people for a fortine. We really
think that he must feel ever so
much more romance to see the
thousand rolling into the coffers

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Congress takes action. than he did when he swam the'financial dependence on him. As
Panama Canal, which has at least soon as she is independent, she in
PERSHING EXPOsED. ten per cent of water mixed with turn, becomes unfaithful, to the ac-
Marshal Foch is dead, but no what fills it. companiment of witty repartee and
sooner is he inhis grave than a We repeat what we suggested to sophisticated cynicism.
plague of publicity over past events ( our fellow-grafting-contemporary ,The cast is admirably fitting.
is swept out for the world to ex- in the next door column, that when Florence Tennant in the title role
amine. The spotlight of scandal Sir Richard went over Niagara with gives one of the best performances
has turned on General Foch as the or without, but prefarably without of her career. Her every action was
last victim. a barrel, we'd be willing to give the wll-calculated and her interpreta-
Raymond Recouly, French journ- lad a hand. He might also try tion of the part artistic. Edna
alist, who has just published his busting bronchos for a while; that's Mower as Mars. Culver was more
series of interviews with the late awfully romantic. than adequate, and Mildred Todd
Marshall Foch, reveals that the The story is told that when Sir as the fiapperish husband-seducer
hero of the Marne and of the in- Richard swam the Canal the gover- was perfect. The rest of the com-
terviews prevented a move by Pre- nor of the Canal Zone charged him pany was well balanced and excel -
mier Clemenceau to have General thirty-five cents in tonnage rates. I lently cast.
Pershing. removed from command We conclude from that that Sir Altogether, a good cast, good
of the American forces in France Richard is worth thirty-five cents comedy, and good congenial at-
due to alleged military incom- .a ton. Ergo, we suggest to the Ora- mosphere made for a delightful
petency. Pershing is said to have torical association that the, box of- evening.
been too autonomous and not to fice prices be arranged accordingly.
have co-operated with the Allied We'd gladly pay thirty-five cents
forces. And Pershing, of course, to see'and hear a ton of Sir Richard AN EVENT
has declined to say anything on at any time.
the matter until now. We chanced to hear Mr. Hallibur- in Detroit today, matinee and
Such is the price of fame and re- ton deliver his rotund phrases to a evening, "Macbeth" is being offer-
sponsibility. Lincoln has recently gaping audience one night. The ed by George C. Tyler in a return
had his. ancestry torn to shredsfollowing is a graphic recollection engagement through the Grace
Washington has had the less ad- og that lecture. Denton management. This is the
mirableaualities of his character ffinal appearance in Detroit, where

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Night Editor-GEORGE C. TILLEY
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1929 1
PHI BETA KAPPA
The Daily takes pleasure in con-
gratulating the new members of
Phi Beta Kappa. It also takes thisI
opportunity for a few remarks, that
we hope will be relevant, on the
subject of scholarship arid its rela-
tion to society.
These remarks should not be
construed as derogatory to scholar-
ship. Rather they seek to discour-
age a monotheistic attitude toward
it, for a doubt exists in our mind'
whether mere scholarship, or mere
Industry, per se, is a boon to the
person within whom it resides or
to the community where he lives.
This editorial is a reflection, prob-
ably, of the stigma which almost

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painted black and exposed on a
background of red. But neither'
Washington or Lincoln are here to
face the embarrassment, and
Pershing is. Our sympathy, Gen-
eral Pershing.
Editorial Comment I

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universally attaches to the bespec-
tacled, often weary-looking toter A. A. U. and the Colleges.
of a brief-case, whose closeted life (From the New York Herald Trib-
is associated by more cheerful per- une.)
sons with Phi Beta Kappa attain- It is a new and pleasing experi-
ment or aspirations. ence to see the Amateur Athletic
Mental vigor and industrious Union step down gracefully from a
habits are assuredly important high horse. The friendly meeting
components of a full life, but the of its special committee with that
less serious side of life must not be of the National Collegiate Athletic
sacrificed on their altar. There is Association marks a departure
also an important place for the so- from the old domineering habit.
cial graces: wit, small talk, per- The changes there resolved upon
sonal appearance, levity of de- in the A. A. U. rules guarantee the
meanor, and capacity for friend- college athletes against needless
ship. hectoring by a sports bureaucracy
A life without friends is truly sel- placing full reliance on collegiate
fish. Of what use is extraordinary observance of the amateur stand-
capacity for such subjective bene- ing.
fits as knowledge and industry if Colleges certified as of high
they cannot be communicated by standing by a representative col-
social contacts to fellow men? We legiate body are to have the right
urge those new members of Phi to certify the amateur status of
Beta Kappa who are guilty of this their athletes without the latter's
forbidding seriousness to unbend a individual resignation in the A. A.
little for our mutual good and taste U. and the representatives of such
the less austere pleasures of life. colleges may take part in events
o_ _not sanctioned by the A. A. U., pro-
viding they do not compete against
MORE NARROW REFORMW. athletes under A. A. U. suspension.
Some of Michigan's legislators 1 Requirement of !permits for na-
wotld relegate the state to the ash tional and international associa-
heap already containing Tennessee tions for international collegiate
and Arkansas, with a program of competition is declared "unneces-
laws as narrow and more ridiculous sary and unwise." Track meets,
than those for which the other two for example, of Oxford and Cam-
states have become notorious. Rep- bridge with Harvard and Yale are
resentative Johnson, of Greenville, not to be swathed in official red
has introduced a bill into the house tape.
to prohibit the use of women's pic- The A. A. U. committee's sensible
tures in cigarette advertisements. I concessions recognized that re-
By the authority of this legisla- sponsible college groups need no
tor advertising depicting women sport overlords to audit their ama-
smoking is detrimental to the teurism. Surveillance and techni-
morals and physical well-being of cal fussiness to the extent to which

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The foL'owing is a contribu-
tion we received quite some
time ago. We had relegated it
to the wastebasket or to some
one's goat, but certain ladies
residing at 717 Oakland Avenue
(Local) were so insistent in
their demands for its publica-
tion that we agreed. The cus-
tomer is always right. It is
quite frankly the worstc ontri-
bution we have ever received.
THE TOASTED CRESCENT
Some prefer their toasted rolls:
I must admit they're good;
But too many I have found
Which taste like charred wood.

Think of a fresh toasted crescent,
So rich and full of meats,
On each and every morning
'Tis the best of all known treats.
Now take this world-famed
column,
Doubtless the best to be had,
Sometimes, well, it's not so good,
But then, again, it's not bad.
Think of poor old Lark,
Laboring over Mary Gold,
How about it, students?
That, stuff's getting old.
Now I don't mean to criticize
Nor even to condemn--
It's only a. mere suggestion
Rendered by me to them.
Some day in the future,
Lark will to us unfold
The life-long, sad history
Of his notorious Mary Gold.
We shall put it to the public,
Allow them to decide,
And by their sane judgment
Everlastingly abide.
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the Masonic Auditorium has been
secured to house the mammoth
production.
Two things stand out in the show s
as worthy Critical comment. The
first, that with Florence Reed play-
ing Lady Macbeth, the whole f
drama is given an interpretation
that is unique in its history. It
has become the story of a brilliant-
ly hard and avaricious woman
whose personality is so strong that
she can carry her faltering- hus-
band through to the completion of
a crime that is one of the most
stirring in dramatic literature. And
f when the play draws to its close,
though she is known to be dying, a
victim to the nervous ordeal of guilt
her spirit goes on in her weaker
husband who is bolstered up by the
assurance that he shall never die
by the hand of man born of
woman. Florence Reed makes her
interpretation completely convinc-
ing, and,-finds masterly support in
Lyn Harding as Macbeth, and Wil-
liam Parripw as MacdufT.
The Gcirdon Craig designs are a
brilliane featbre of the mounting
of the Orodwetion, but their artistry
lies in, tie complete subordination
' of the scenic materials to the theme I
of the drama. Craig works on the
theory that the essential nature of
the dramatic appeal of a play may
be condensud and embodied in the
I scenery in such a way that the
I scenic artist and the author may
I seem to be collaborating in telling
the story. To a considerable extent
Craig relies on symbolism. Another
instrument is light, and with it,
color.. And masses can be made tea
convey a dramatic significance. Us-
ing the range of materials an art-
ist can vonceive, Craig has sue-
eeeded in so arranging the ele-
l inents of his designs tliat they
E make an immensely effective back-
ground for the actors as they inter-
prete the drama, while the last
glimpse of the set for each scene
expresses the mood that the action
has aroused.

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