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PAGE FOUR

THE M ITCHIGAN

DALy

TmfR~bAY ~APIL~r

Published every morning except Monday
d, ing the University year by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.

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MANAGING EDIlrOR
KENNETH G. PATRICK
Editor...................Nelson J. Smith
City Editor .............. J. Stewart Hooker
'News Editor........... Richard C. Kurvink
Sports Editor........... W, Morris Quinn
Women's Editor..............Svia S. tone
Telegraph Editor............George Stautet
Music and Drama............R. L. Askren
Assistant City Editor.......... Robert Silbar
Night Editors
Soseph E. Howell Charles S. Monroe
oanald J. Kline Pierce Rosenberg
Lawrence R. Klein George E. Simons
George C. Tilley

jof Nansen had many thrilling ad-
ventures to tell of, while, Lowell
Thomas, too, held his audience
spellbound with the tale of exciting
experiences in Palestine and Arabia.
As for Cornelia Skinner, those
who have seen her and heard her
speak, report that she is as beau-!
tiful as she is talented. Miss Skin-
ner is rapidly coming into the pub-
lic eye andi shows great promise of
developing into as great an actress}
as her father was actor.
It is unfortunate that the origi-
nal schedule of speakers could not
be rigidly adhered to, but when
dealing with the human element,
especially those likely to be tem-
peramental, plans cannot be de-
termined very far into the future.
Yet it must be said that the powers
that be have done the right thing
by their patrons by offering worth-
while substitutes.
0
THAT JONES LAW
The justice of the Jones law pro-
viding imprisonment for five years
or a $10,000 fine for certain liquor
offenses has been a subject of long
discussion. Mrs. Willebrandt's rul-
ing of recent date declaring that
the law should be invoked only in
cases of definite commercialism had
elements of sound reasoning and
seemed to indicate at least some
tendency towards fairness in the
matter of handling the violators.
But now one Levi H. Bancroft,
United States district attorney at
ilwaukee, Wis., has refused to
differentiate between cases by call-
ing one a misdemeanor and one a
felony and declares that he will try
minor cases of very slight violation
ander the strict provisions of the
Jones law. He refuses to relegate
such minor cases to the provisions
of the Volstead act.
Whether one agrees in principle
with the Jones act or not, he can-
not help feeling that Bancroft's
action is decidedly unfair in its
idea. It places the man who sells
a pint of liquor to a friend in a
category with the man who sells
thousands of cases of liquor to his

GET
POTTED, "
FROSH !
If the disciplinary, committee of
the student council is in earnest
and the unpotted frosh continue to
believe it is not, it looks as though
we may look forward to seeing
some rare campus specimens be-
fore long. The river duckings
will leave no telltale marks on the
offending freshmen bit a shaved
knob is slightly less temporary, and
a lot more trouble. Hair-minded-
ness seems to be creeping into ev-
ery phase of life these days.
The disciplinary action may
revive an old custom, according
to yesterday's story. The first
one that enters our mind is
that of shouting "Beaver!" at
hairless'frosh (or is it bewhisk-
ered frosh?) thereby scoring
ten points. What one does
with the ten points makes no
difference-it's the spirit of the
thing that counts.

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Music And Drama

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TONIGHT: Miines prespt Rob-
bert E. Sherwood's satire on
Queens and their husbands,
"The Queen's Husband" in
their theatre, beginning at
8:15. Curtain at 8:3Q o'clock.
* * *.

TO THE JUDGES
On behalf of those interested in
the outcome of the amateur play
writing contest and in the Univer-
sity Theatre movement in general,
the editor of this column takes the
liberty to thank the judges, Pro-
fessors, P. M. Jack, J. M. O'Neill
and C. M. Thorpe for their kind-
ness in consenting to read the
manuscripts submitted, and judge
their merit.
Their devotion to' the task takes
on the aspect of heroism, particu-
larly when roused from bed at
eight o'clock Sunday. morning by
hopeful contestants submitting
MSS.
R. LESLIE ASKREN.
PLAY CONTEST RESULT
The decision of the judges of the
three-act play contest was an-
nounced to the play writing class
last night at its meeting in AngellI
hall. Professor Jack, chosen chair-
man and spokesman for the judges,
gave the decision and followed it
by taking up each play submitted
and commenting on the achieve-
ment each showed.
The decision to award produc-
tion to two plays rather than one
as had been announced previously

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FURNITURE

AUCTION!

Paul L. Adams
)&orris Alexandfl
C. A. Askren
ertram Askwift.a
Louise Behymer
Arthur Bernsteu
Seton C. Bove
Isabel Charles
R. Chubb
Frank Z. Cooper
Helen Domine
jMargaret Eckels
Douglas Edwards
"Valborg Egeland
Robert.J. Feldman
Marjorie Follmer
William Gentry
Ruth Geddes
David B. HempsteadJ
Richard Jung
Charles R. Kaufman
Ruth Kelsey.

eportere
Donald E. Layman
Charles A. Lewis
Marian McDonald
Henry Merry
Elizabeth Quaife
Victor Rabinowitz
Joseph A. Russel
Anne Schell
Rachel Shearer
Howard Simon
Robert L. Sloss
Ruth Steadman
A. Stewart
Cadwell Swansea
Jane Thayer
Edith Thomas
Beth Valentine
Gurney Wiliams
Jr. Welter Wilds
George E. Wohlgemuth
Edward L.Warner Jr.
Cleland Wyllie

BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 21214
BUSINESS MANAGER
EDWARD L. HULSE
Ausfatant Manager--RAYMOND WACHTER
Department Managers
Advertising...............Alex K. Scherer
Advertising.................A. James Jordan
Advertising............... Car. W Hammner
service. . . .... .....Herbert E. Varnum
irculatiou..............GeorgeS. Bradley
Accounts..;...........Lawrence E. Walkley
Publications............. .Ray M.Iiofelich

Mary Chase
jeanette Dale
V ernor Davis
Bessie Egeland
Sally 'Faster
Anna Goldberg
Xasper Halverson
George Hailton

Assistants
Marion Ketr
Lillian Kovinsky
Bernard Larson
Hollister Mabley
I. A. Newman
Jack Rose
S arl F. Schemum
George Spater
Sherwood Upton
Marie Welistead

various customers.
from the spirit of

Such variance
the Jones Act

Night Editor-Charles S. Monroe
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1929
HONEST ELECTIONS
With the question of elections
rules definitely settled by the Stu-
dent council, the campus politicians
will probably begin oiling and greas-
ing the two main political ma-
chines, which must swing onto the
track with all of their voting power
on May 15. There is also the possi-
bility that ambitious young organ-
izers may even go so far as to try
to build smaller machines of parts
discarded by Tweeds of campus pol.
itics.
Various systerns may be worked
out to win the elections one way or
another, but if the proposed system
is carried into .effect in full there
will be small chance of the scandal
which has. accompanied elections
so far this year. The system of
checks on votes cast seems to be al-
most fool-proof, but the important
issue will not be in counting. bal-
lots against registration certifi-
cates. Care in guarding the balloth
between the time of closing the
polls and the beginning of the!
counting, will be the essential item.
It would be easy enough by
checking through the ballots and
certificates to find that a mistake
had been made, but the only way it
could be rectified very satisfactor-
ily would be through a new election.
In fact, elections might well be.
held because of errors right through
the next five months to get a fair
one should a system of beating the
game be worked out.
It might, however, be interesting
to see just who would be the choice;
of'the campus for various positions,,
rather than who has the best ma-
chine behind him. With a little co,
operation, this year such a thing
may be possible. We must simply
hope that the new system improves1
the situation.
---o-,
GOOD JUDGMENT

obviously should not be tolerated
by the federal department of jus-
tice and it would be a happy ges-
ture if more specific rulings were
made by the higher powers in
charge of enforcement.
Perhaps the greatest rubberneck
joy of the day would be to see King
Victor Emmanuel of Italy punch
his premier in the nose.
Instead of having all these judges
impeached, why do both the judges
penalize'the legislature for con-
tempt of court?
Experts are still arguing about
farm relief. Varsity debaters may
take heart, for the ability to argue
is now the criterion for a; farm re-
lief expert.

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LAUGHS FROM )
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I OTUHERSCHOOLS I
-According to a poll conducted
by the Stanford Daily recently it
seems that students there are in
favor of a modification of the
Eighteenth Amendment. Such rad-
icalism should not be tolerated.
-At Davidson College letters wereI
received from an eastern univer-
sity co-ed addressed to the "Cut-
est Man on the Campus." We'd
hate to see the gent who claimed
them.
-The Dean of Western Univer-
sity has asked all students to throw
all waste paper on the floor instead
of in baskets "in order to give the
place a more business-like air."
The funny part of. this is the
Dean's conception of a business-
like air.
--Three hoboes arrested at Tu-
lane University for taking a free
ride on a freight train turned out
to be co-eds from*Randolph Ma-
con college. My, what a freightful
experience.
(Is that enough, or do you
want more?
Instructors make interesting soc-
iological studies. For instance. In
one of yesterday's classes a young
instructor asked the class for. a
bit of information which had slip-
ped his mind. Evidently it had
slipped the minds of the class, too,
for no one volunteered to supply
the missing link. The instructor,
peeved, then exclaimed that he
was "surprised at the class for not
knowing a thing like that." Queer
eggs, some of these birds.
SCOOPED AGAIN BY THE
TRIBUNE!
(Clipped from April 23rd Issue.)
"Angry lady customer (to gro-
ceryman)-These eggs aren't fresh,
by a long shot.
Groceryman-Not fresh? Why,
they were brought from the coun-
try this morning, I'm sure.
Angry lady cusomer-Which
country?"
The neatest trick of the week', as
reported by Time, was turned by
a Captain Edward Barber, who has
been flying a plane for the Mexican,
rebels, supposedly at $250 a week.
It seems that he had somendifficul-
ty collecting his money, and when;

came as a
among the

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judges that such suc-

Editorial Comment

OUR SWING OUT
(From the Cornell Daily Sun.)
Simultaneously with the an-
nouncement of another of a series
of attempts on the part of students
in the University of Michigan ar-
tificially to prop up the tottering
undergraduate traditions of that
institution comes a plaintively out-
raged cry from the University of
California that its "old traditions
must be bolstered up or they must

cess in dramatic writing should be
recognized particularly when the
subject matter was so different in
each. The two plays weie "City
Haul" by W. R. Thurnau and
"Leila" by Dorothy Lyon Acker-
man.
Commenting further, Professor
Jack added that of the eleven plays
submitted six were thoroughly
worth producing after some re-
vision, and that the two winners
were of such calibre that he did
not hope to find better plays from
student authors. Considering the
variety of plays showed in their
range of material, Prof. Jack con-
fessed to .decovering only one ele-
ment in common, a friendly inter-
est in bootleggers and their prod-
ucts. Only pne play failed to men-
tion some kind of liquor, while of
the various kinds gin was the pre-
dominant choice. Another oddity
of the c'bntdst was "Kid Connell," a
prize fighting play ranked among
the four which drew honorable
mention, and which struck him as
an anomaly for being written by
a woman.
The plays given honorable men-
tion were: "What A Nuisance" by
R. L. Askren, a study in young love.
"Heritage" by Ben S. Washer, a
study, Ibsenian, in hereditary taint.
"Kid Connell" by Melba B. Grimes,
dealing with fighting and rum-
running. "Skeleton Mine" by Syl-
van Simon and Sylvan S. Rosen-
baum, a thriller.
In discussing "City Haul" Pro-
fessor Jack identified it as a fas-
cinating drama enacted on a back-
ground of graft and bootleg wars
such as have been keeping Chica-
go interested for the last few
months. The plot is an ingenious
study in the expose that follows
when the mayor's son goes to-the-
bad and the gangsters' activities
are accidentally discovered. A
splendid scene in a blind pig fol-
lows, where a reprisals episode
similar to the garage murder of
seven men by machine gun in Chi-
cago, to make a tense play of im-.
mensely dramatic situation.
"Leila," on the other hand, was
a finished success in characteriza-
tion. , Eminently actable, and writ-
ten with a very deft touch for dia-
logue, the play centers around a
woman who has so thoroughly
mastered herself that she is able
to squeeze out of life all the ele-
ments she desires without involv-
ing herself emotionally. The part
requires polished acting because
the indications of character, espec-
ially of hardness, come suggestive-.
ly, but the cumulative effect is
successfully achieved in the writ-
ing, and a smashing moment of
irony comes at the close of the1
play when the dismissed lover
gives way to his self confident suc-
cessor, who will of course fare no
better.,
Reviewing the plays generally,
Professor Jack said that the show-
ing was so indicative of fine dra-
matic ability that all the contest-
ants deserved serious encourage-
ment in their efforts and that a
fine tradition of play writing was
being established on the campus
as a nucleus for the University
Theatre when it should material-

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new." The primary
editorial outburst in

The Daily Californian is the at-
tendance at the annual Ax Rally
of the smallest audience in history.
Incongruously enough, "the depth
and dignity of California spirit" is
not determined by the attendance
at rallies, nor the value of Michigan
by the sobriety of its seniors or
such collegiate heydays as Swing.
Out.
There is, however, a much more
fundamental objection to these
adoescent attempts to inject the
vitalizing drug of "pep" into the
traditions of a university. By the
very nature of the case, a custom,
or a code ceasesgtogbe a tradition
when it is no longer spontaneous. i

MAY FESTIVAL,,1
4 Days - MAY 22,23,24,25,1929 - bconcerts
HILL AUDITORIUM - ANN ARBOR
EARL V. MOORE Musical Director
FREDERICK STOCK Orchestral Conductor
ERIC DELAMARTER Guest Conductor
JUVA HIGBEE Children's Conductor
Edith Mason Soprano
Chicago Civic Opera Company
Jeannette Vreeland'r Soprano
Distinguished American Artist
Sophie Braslau Contralto
Metropolitan Opera Company
Marion Telva Contralto
Metropolitan Opera Company
Richard Crooks Tenor
Premier American Concert Artist
Paul Althouse Tenor
Metropolitan Opera Company
Lawrence Tibbett Baritone
Metropolitan Opera Company
Richard Bonelli Baritone
Chicago Civic Opera Company
Barre Hill Baritone
Chicago Civic Opera Company
William Gustafson Bass
Metropolitan Opera Company
Josef Hofmann Pianist
Polish Virtuoso
Efrem Zimlaist Violinist
Hungarian Master
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
The University Choral Union
Children's Festival Chorus
Samson and Delilah Saint Saens
The New Life Wolf-Ferrari
Th Requiem Brahms
The Hunting of the Snark (Children) Boyd

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the amount due him reached
six thousand mark he calmly
firmly jumped into the plane
flit up to Philadelphia,
paint and all. The plane
General Escobar, of the rebels,
teen thousand dollars.

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Because of unfortunate and un- If Californians cease to attend Ax
forseen complications in the plans Rallies, Ax Rallies are no longer a
of three of- the speakers who were tradition; if the modern senior at
scheduled to speak here on the Or- Michigan refuses to appear at
atorical association program, itISwing Out except under the infl-
was found necessary to substitute I ence of intoxicants, then sober
other lecturers in their places at Swing Outs at Michigan were tra-
considerable additional expense to , ditional until now, but they are no
the association. longer. We do not presume to de-
Homer Saijit-Gaudens, who made cide the worth or worthlessness of
the first cancellation, was called to Ax Rallies or of sober Swing Outs,
Europe on important business; fbut we deplore the short-sighted-
Mrs. Sun Yat-Sen had to return to ness which leads Michigan and Cal-
China for the burial of her husband lifornia to defeat their own ends by
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There are now 1,860 inmates at
Sing Sing, and more are being
initiated every day, according to
the New York Times. If everybody
doesn't fall to and help President,
l Hoover out in his campaign for less
crime, the first thing you know
they'll let the jailbirds loose and
put the rest of us in jail.
A woman in Columbus has just
been granted a divorce from her
husband on the grounds that he
refused to kiss her. His excuse
was that, as a trumpet player, he
was afraid kissing would spoil hisl
lips and ruin his career.
There's a lot to be said pro
and con this item but fortu-
nately there isn't enough }

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