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Published everymorning except Monday
during the University year by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.1
Member of Western Conference Editorial!
The Associated Press is exclusively en-1
titled to the use for republication of all news
(ispatches credited to it or not otherwise
credited in this paper and the local news pub-
lished herein.
Entered, at the postoffice at Ana Arbor,
Michigan, is second class matter. Special rate
of postag granted by Third Assistant Post-
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Subsciptionby earrier, $4.00; by mail,
$43o es: Ann Arbor Press Building, May-
nard Street.
Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 2T214.
Telephone 4925
Eitor...................Nelson J. Smith
City Editor..... .. ... Stewart Hooker
News Editor.......... -Richard C. Kurvink
Sports Editor........... ..W. Morris Quinn
Women's Editor............Sylvia S. Stone
Telegraph Editor .......George Stautet
Music and Drama............R. L. Askren
Assistant City Editor......... Robert Silbar

regular professors now receive, and
will be given exclusively to those
men who are primarily teachers.
Promotion to these positions will
be made purely on the basis of
teaching competence, the interestr
the man has in his students, andi
his ability to create in their minds
the subtler values of true intel-
lectual worthiness, chiefly through
the medium of his own personality.
The benefits not only to the stu-
dent but also to the operatives of
the existing regime are manifest.
Those who have always been more
interested in doing research sole-
ly for its own sake and their own
may continue with their work; the
remote professor may carry on with
his profound machinations among
future teachers; but most import-
ant, the worthy man who is ,gen-
uinely devoted. to his students and
their development may renew his
work unimpaired by the nemesis of
a poverty-stricken old age. And
with his instruction elevated to the
place of security and adaptability
deserved, the student may recon-
struct a hope of being educated at
college by a system that heretofore
has seemed farcical.

With more than 4000 visiting,
teachers wandering around campus
the old diagonal is fairly bulging
with education, and University
Hall-a busy place even under or-
dinary conditions-is the scene of
the worst traffic jam in years.
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TJoseph E. Howell
Donald J. Kline
Lawrence R. Klein
Paul L. Adams

Charles S. Monroe
Picrce Rosenberg
George E. Simons
C. Tilley
Donald E. Layman
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Morris AlexandfT '.Cha.re aLeis~
C. A. Askren Marian McDonald 0
Bertram Askwit. Henry Merry BETTER ACQUAINTED
Louise Behyme Elizabeth Quaife
Arthur Bernsteu& Victor Rabinowitz For the past two years, Fresh-
Aet CBovee ose hSchell man week, with its frenzied rush
L. R. Chubb Rachel Shearer I from place to place, has been rath-
Franik $. Cooper Howard Simon r
Helen Domine Robert L. Sloss er wearying for the bewildered
ogar Edars At Stewat newcomers. Six days and part of
Vaborg Egeland Cadwel lSwanse a seventh have been allotted toI
Marjor geand aTho as carrying out the program, and even
William Gentry Beth Valentine
Ruth Geddes Gurney Wiliams this has allowed but scant time
David B. Hempstead Jr. Wolter Wildsg for the freshmen to become accli-
Richard Jung George 1,. Wohlgemuthmaieina or
Charles R. Kaufman Edward L. Warner Jr. matized in a more personal way.
Ruth Kelsey Cleland Wyllie The plans for the coming Sep-
BUSINESS STAFF tember have been changed so that
Telephone 21214 practically the same events wild
BUSINESS MANAGER take place in two days shorter!
EDWARD L. HULSE time. The activities, which for-'
Assistant Manager--RAYMOND WACHTER merly began on Monday, and con-
tinued through the following Sun-
.Deartment.. M ex . Scherer day morning, next semester will
Advertising...............A.James Jordan start on Tuesday and be concluded
Advertising............Carr W. Hamner
Service................Herbert E. Varnum on the next- Saturday evening.
Aouats........rene E.Badkley Since most of the freshman's
Publications..............Ray M. Hofelich knowledge of the University is
garnered from his intimate con-.
Mary Chase Marion Kerr tact with the surroundings during
Jeanette Dale L illian Koviasky tat ihtesurndgs uig
VJernonDavis Bernard Larson his leisure moments, the proposeds
Bessie Egeland Hollister Mab icy
aly Faster 1. A. Newman program will be too crowded for
Anna Goldberg Jack Rose him to more than glimpse the cam-
Kasper Halverson Carl F. Schemmn hmt oetangipetecm
George Hamilton George Spater pus as he hurries across it. It
ack Horwich Sherwood Upton I
Dix Huriphrey Marie wellstead would perhaps be better if the
Night Editor--DONALD J. KLINE number of events were fewer and
____htEdt___-DONALD__J._KL__ the program made less strenuous,
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1929 in order that the break between his
~~ exciting first week and the re-
mainder of his college career
TEACHERS %should not be quite so sharp. Let
the University make the friendships
With characteristic incisiveness, of the freshmen, but on the other
President Little has laid bare the hand, let the freshmen become bet-
plight of the students attending a j ter acquainted with the Univer-
university dominated by com- sity.
placent departmental profession- t
ialism. In his address before the Editorial Comment
Schoolmasters' club last night, he
pointed out the consequences to

This is all that remains of J.
Oscar Squilch, who was rather j
severely injured yesterday a. m.
while attempting to control
the pedestrians who massed in f
the hallway outside the Record-
er's office.
The Recorder's office itself re-
minded us of our own registration
days and we wondered if the visit-
ing Schoolmasters had as much
trouble as the rest of us do....
"I'm sorry, but that lecture is
closed; you'll have to go to the'
3 o'clock reception instead."..
"No; this business session is for
principals only." ... "Yes; convo-
cation IA is compulsory..Etc.
The final chapter of "City
Squall!" which ran in yester-
day's Dagy failed to arrive in
time for today's column. It
was being rushed here by
wheelbarrow but was struck by
o O
-A professor at Minnesota claims
that co-eds who vamp their in-
structors for higher grades, re-
quests for higher gradesrmade by
people who need the extra honor
points to graduate, couples who
use the classroom as a rendezvous,
and people who use the floor as a
waste-basket are the greatest nuis-
ances to professors in that institu-
tion. In other words, professor,
students are a nuisance.
-Billboards depicting women
smoking are denounced in a recent
editorial by a student at Oregon
State. Hah! That'll. put the to-
bacco companies in their places.j
-Equality of the sexes has been
recognized, after a long fight, by
the Student Senate of Ohio State
University. A new constitution
has been passed guaranteeing at
least eight of the twenty-four Sen-
ate seats to the co-eds. What do
you mean, equality?
We're to have a new golf course
as part of the Athletic Association1
program. "The new course," says
the Tribune, "will have many in-,
novations, and local followers will,
find it one of the finest 18-holei
courses in the vicinity."I
Wei', we've been pnttering
around lately on the golfI
courses around here and we're
tempted to remark that anyj
new coarse can't help !being
one of the finest. The finest,

Music And Drama y
TODAY: Mimes present the
Robert E. Sherwood satire,j
"The Queen's Husband" in
their theatre. The matinee
begins at 2:30, and the
evening performance at 8:30
Featuring an entire case o Eng-
lish actors, "This Year of Grace,"
will open for a week's run on Sun-
day night at the Cass theatre In
Detroit. Noel Coward is the au-
thor responsible for this "record
breaking" musical extravaganza
which even the Prince of Wales is
reputed to have taken his monocle -
off in order to see better.
At any rate the pay must be
pretty good if New York and Lon-
don have been able to stand it for
the past two years, and if it "made
a great impression" on the afore-
mentioned prince.
Beatrice Lillie, the only Cana-
dian in the revue (except for one
other) is given much of the credit
for its success. Others among the
hundred or so actors in the play
who are being "especially" featur-
ed, are Moss and Fontana.
When a member of the Semitics
faculty makes an observation on
the theatre it comes as a sort of
anomaly. When a Rhetoric facul-
ty man echoes the observation
there seems something quite
shocking in the coincidence. There
would seem not the slightest con-
nection between the Rhetoric and
Semitics departments, and any
observation on dramatic matters
their representatives might make
should certainly have little value to
dramatic arts. The question is not,
how much of a cultured personal-
ity is each man, but what is the
relation of Semitics to Theatre?
It is universally agreed that each
man should stick to his little field,
crawl into his cubby-hole and die
a Rhetorical death without both-
ering the theatre with pointless
But in accordance with the pur-
suit of the new and the unusual
which this column has always
prosecuted, the suggestion of the
Semitics gentleman will be pre-
sented, quite regardless of its
value. It was this,dthatddramatic
training should begin with a study
of the pantomime. The definition
which lurked in the philological
mind of the 'Semitics representa-
tive undoubtedly had its root in the
Greek words signifying "all" and
"imitating," with the liberal trans-
lation as being a person who can
imitate all the human emotions.
It seemed, then, to this gentleman
that an actor ought, beford he was
ever assigned a "part," to be able
to' portray every type and shade of
emotion occasion might call for.
Further, the actor should be able
to speak his lines slowly, distinct-

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The business management of the League takes
pleasure in announcing a formal dinner
at the League Building
Monday evening,
May 6,
at six o'clock
The reservations should be made through the Alumnae
Council Office. Plates are $2.00. League members
are especially invited to make reservations for themselves
and guests. -The management wishes to emphasize the
fact that this dinner is open to men and women and is
an opportunity to entertain theatre parties as the first
performance in the League Theatre is the same evening.


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the student of basing departmental S I IN SPORT
promotion of an instructor upon (The New York Evening Post)
the number of books a man has Signs are not wanted upon the
written, or upon the prestige his athletic horizon to indicate that
outside connections may bring to a new consciousness is penetrating
the university, and ignoring his American sport. Recent declara-
competence as a teacher. An !n, tions by the undergraduates of
structor whose chief interest con- Yale, Amherst and Cornell, to name
sists merely in educating the stu- only three colleges where the sub-
dent, and whose abilities are fore- ject of intercollegiate athletics
most as a teacher must wait years i has been debated of late, show that
for a promotion in his department. the younger generation is at least

ly, and in a natural
i~ntA "r rr "

voice that still

A further disaster accruing to
the student as a result of a special-
ized professional' autocracy is the
refusal of professors to teach un-
dergraduate courses, insisting,
rather, that they be bothered only
with those graduate students who
propose to become teachers them-
selves. Now ignoring the extreme
to which this attittude of profes-
sors and departments has attained
at this University, for its consider-
ation would add only heat, not
light, to the present discussion, it
is sufficient to say that numerous
cankerous evils of instruction may
be traced directly to the dual
hierarchy of departmental ego and
professional aloofness from the un-
The chief misfortune of this sit-
uation is that it distorts the cur-
ricula in such a manner that the
student must adjust his interests
and aptitudes to its outlines. This
in turn obscures his aims, forcing
him to delve deeply where he
would prefer to scurry the surface
of a subject and insisting that he
be superficial when his best incli-
nations demand that he be pro-I
found. Instead of offering mani-
fold opportunities for either intel-
lectual training or acquisition of
facts, the present method of in-
struction exacts a penance, mak-1
ing conformity to a standardized
mould a prerequisite for instruc-
The immediate acuteness of this
problem has drawn the attention
of many educators. Among them is
dean Addison Hibbard of the Uni-
versity of North Carolina. In a re-

anxious to put outdoor games in
their proper prospective. Doctor
Frederick Rand Rogers of the State
Educational Department in his ex-
cellent little book, "The Amateur
Spirit in Scholastic Games and,
Sports," points out some of the
beneficent results from placing the
entire control of football games
throughout the State in the hands
of the captain and relegating the{
coach at a game to the role of a
mere observer.
Should this attitude of treating
the coach as a spectator and not
as the czar of his squad spread to
intercollegiate athletics, such head-
lines as 'Fury of Roper's Tongue
May Win for Princeton" and "Row
Over Wilce May Inspire Men to
Beat Chicago" will be things of the
past and we shall have two elevens
led and directed wholly by under-
graduate brains. Apparently the
undergraduates are coming to be-
lieve that they are best fitted to
run their own sports and it may
just be possible that they arei
right. 7
Meanwhile the Amateur Athletic
Union and National Athletic As-r
sociation are attempting to accom-
modate their divergent ideas and
to find grounds upon which they
can cooperate for the benefit of
track and field sports bot,11 within
and without university walls. Thel
tennis campaign for the Davis Cup,
instead of lasting through a stren-
uous four months' period of travel-
ing and tournaments, as was the
case last year, it being quietly and
sensibly conducted by Mr. Joseph
W. Wear, the chairman of the Davis

would 'carry."
It seems almost pathetic that
such antiquated observations
should come from a man entrusted
with teaching The Young Mind.
Aside from the fact that study of
pantomime would very much de-
lay the creation of campus repu-
tations and otherwise would have
deleterious 'effects on the drama as
a "campus activity," this gentleman
also seems to have ignored a very
important change in the theatre
which has taken place fairly re-
The gentleman postulates the
ideas that the actor is a craftsman,
a dealer in facial expressions and
nuances of speech, and only an
artist in' as much as his spirit is'
so mobile that he can find sympa-
thy for, and can pour sincere
emotion into, his part. We have
changed all this. The actor is no
more a professional man. of skill.
Now he is by way of being a pro-
tegee of God-or something simi-
lar.° The theatrical motto today is,

4 Days - MAY 22,23,24,25, 1929 - Concerts
EARL V. MOORE Musical Director
FREDERICK STOCK Orchestral Conductor
JUVA HIGBEE Children's Conductor
Edith Mason Soprano
Chicago Civic Opera Company
Jeannette Vreeland 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
TL. D .-.D 1. -

From Bridgewater
news that Leonard
Krzyzaniak received A
last week.
* * *

comes the
and John
in spelling



Those boys ought to be able "Be Yourself." You are what you
to spell anything. are; nor God, nor pantomime will
make you otherwise. A survey of
A recent survey gleans the in- some of.. the actors on this campus
formation that there are 784 dogs will at once prove the truth of this.
in Ann Arbor. It isn't hard to be- Wherefore, if you are Hamlet, be
lieve, if the library happens to be so and stay so. "Hamlet" will be
one of your haunts, or even if you revived and you will make an im-
only walk by it once in a while. mediate dramatic success. There-
after-well; try and find another
Members of the sheriff's depart- Hamlet play. Or, maybe you had
ment confiscated a mint-vending better go into business.
machine from a drug store in Sa- The part God plays in all this
line this week. Complaints had is quite obvious. God made you.
been received that the machine You are what you are. If you find
was not operating properly, yourself in a play, well-that's
* * * God's business. Another survey of
Of course it wasn't. A slot dramatic activities locally will ap-
machine that operated proper- prove the truth of that, too.
ly would be a total loss to the Taken all in all, we can dismiss
owner. the remarks of the Semitics gentle-
*k* * man by observing that God made




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