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conventions of all sizes, purposes
and descriptions, which need the
strains of an inspiring official state
song to make people feel Michigan
conscious.
"The Victors" has already suc-
ceeded in having a universal ap-
proval, as Representative McColl's
resolution testifies. At alumni and
student gatherings "The Victors"
is an essential part of the pro-
gram. Glee club tours are never
considered successful by the audi-
ence if "'The Victors" is not a part
of the program.
"The Victors" can well be used as
a state song, but not on all occa-
sions. It is an inspiring rousing
song, admirably fitted to marching
purposes. But it is not solemn. All
it needs is a companion tune for
solemn occasions.
A recent headline reads, "Senate
Seeks To Quit May 8." We just
knew those boys would never spend
a summer in Washington. It just
isn't done.
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Chicago's new president, Robert
Maynard Hutchins, is only 30 years
old. Evidently there must be some-
thing in that old adage, "Youth
will be served" after all.

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Editorial Comment

Mary Chase
Jeanette Dale
ernor Davis
.tsessie hgeland
Sally Faster .
Anna Goldberg
Kasper Halverson
George Hamilton
I ack Horwich
)ix Hurwphrey

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

Night Editor-JOSEPH E. HOWELL
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 1929
TO SCIENCE
President Little will in the near
future become director of a labora-
tory for biological research on can-
cer near Bar Harbor, Maine.
Having decided to leave one field
of betterment of -the human race,
he has turned through science to a
work designed to benefit the hu-
manity he loves in m~other way.
While directing the activity of a
great institution in its efforts to,
develop the human mind and to
bring happiness through learning,
President Little has carried on his
work in physical betterment in the
laboratories established for his re-
search work at the University. His
theories and research have met
with disapproval from a public not
yet advanced to a stage where ap-
preciation Js, forthcoming in its
findings, which tend to break down
ancient and narrow ideas.
His brilliant work has been too
rapid for the average mind to com-
prehend both in the field of educa-
tion and physical science. Conse-
quently many people have failed
to understand his ability to balance
the two, and being narrow on one
subject have brought in the othei.
for severe criticism.
President Little, unmindful of
petty jealousies and unnecessary
criticism will head an institution
through ihich the suffering, both
social and physical, of humanity
will be relieved. He will be free
to devote his attention to a work
in which he excels, and in dealing
principally with men possessed, of
truly scientific minds alert andI

PROGRESS OR RETROGRESSION
(From The Cornell Daily Sun)
We live in an era of changing
emphasis in education in that the
old cultural college is being re-
placed by the technical school. As
in every time of transition, there is
no dearth of those who deplore the
new trend almost to the point of
personal resentment; similarly,
there are a number who can recog-
nize the good as well as the evil
wrought by the assumption of new
attitudes. The criticism is leveled
against the new university ideal
that it stresses the inexact subjectsj
of study to the detriment of the ex-
act sciences, and thus fosters a loose
type of thought. Again the educa-
tional die-hards protest that the
modern college gives its unrelated
subjects, or merely a purely techni-
cal training for a future occupa-
tion.
Indubitably the critics have much
on their side. But we refuse to
believe that a study of history pro.-
duces less beneficial mental results
than a perusal of physics texts, or
that the intelligent student is less
able in 1929 to fit apparently un-
related subjects into a reasonable
scheme of things than was an
equally intelligent student in 1880.
Mere'change does not imply prog-
ress, but neither does ,it signify re-I
trogression. The aspects of the
current university differs from that
of its .prototype, but we are con-
vinced that there are as many
high-minded teachers and as many
serious-minded students as there
ever were. While that is the case
education, provided it can perpet-
uate a habit of self-examination,
seems fundamentally in no danger
of slipping into the abyss.
HUMOR OR IGNORANCE
(From The University of Washing-
, ton Daily)
How the world does love an ig-
norant college student! What gives
the uneducated (self-made, if you
please) man more satisfaction than
having a class of college students
tripped up on questions that he
could answer?
Imagine, then, the self-satisfied
expression upon the face of the
Hicksville cross road store pro-f
prietor, who voted a straight Re-
publican ticket in November, as he
spat in the coal bucket and read
that a group of journalism students
at Oregon State college didn't know
that Charles Curtis was vice-pres-
ident. He probably spat again
with greater vehemence - and
chuckled.

OASTED
STEDROLLS
ANOTHER
GREAT
EXPOSEE j
(Note: The following spas-
modic artile, written express-
ly for the Saturday Evening
Post, was rejected; and Rolls,
as the next logical medium forI
this great work, therefore takes
great pleasure in presenting it
to its faithful readers.)
ARE COLLEGE STUDENTS
GOING TO THE DOGS?
A Frank Article By
Sniffle N. Snuffle
We on the outside hear reports of
drinking fights, necging parties and
brawls of every sort taking place
in our college towns, but have we
lever seen them? Are these reports
mere idle rumors; vague, sneaking
shadows of suspicion; the brain
children of imaginative souls who
crave publicity-or are they justi-
fied? - These questions prompted
my recent tour; and the facts I ob-
tained are astounding in their rev-
elations.
My first leg took me to a college
town that shall be nameless. (I
might mention in passing that my
,other leg was shot off in the war.)
I arrived in this nameless town on
a Saturday night after a football
game and immediately proceeded
toward a fraternity house whence
came sounds of dance music.
I stepped up to the door of the
-I might as well expose the whole
thing-Sigma Sigma Pi Pi house.
1A young man in a tuxedo asked me
politely if I wished to see anyone.
I informed him thatn I was investi-
gating conditions and should like
to watch the proceedings.
1As we walked inside I remarked
about the young man's breath.
"Oh," he said, "well, you see-ah-
one of our guests, a rough fellow
whom I do not know, brought a
bottle of illicit liquor to the party,
and in order to justify his removal
I was forced to taste the vile stuff.
Ugh." He made a wry face.
I shuddered. "How frightful!"
I murmured.
As he led me through the maze
of dancers I noticed something pe-
culiar about the appearance of my
guide.
"Pardon me," I said, "but do you
play football?"-
"Ah, sometimes," he answered
modestly. "Why?"
"That explains it, then," I re-
plied, relieved. "I was wondering
why your left hip protruded so.
SDislocated, no doubt."
"Yes," said the young man quick-
ly as he patted the injured mem-
ber, "last week I smashed it all to
smithereens."
"How unfortunate," I sympathiz-
ed, 'removing my coat and rubbers.
"Tell me," I continued, "why did a
young lady scream a few minutes
ago?"
"Oh," said the young man, "we
were-we were-having a rather
strenuous game of 'Going To Jeru-
salem' and that young lady, ha, ha,
yes, she-"
"Was left standing when the mu-
sic stopped?" -I suggested, a twinkle
in my eye. Memories of my own
youth crowded upon me in a poig-
nant flood.
"Yes!" said the young man, slap-
ping me jovially on the back. "Yes,
that's it! Jolly good game, that."
"Rather," I agreed. At that the

music stopped and the dancers filed
slowly past us. One particularly
vivacious fellow slapped my new,
friend on the back as he stopped to
greet his brother.
"H'lo, Sham," he said thickly.
"Ooza boy fren'?"
"None of your dam-oh, he's just
a guest, George," answered Sam.
With gentle persuasion he began to
push George toward an open door.
"Hey-what tha hell?" asked
George, but Sam pushed him into a
closet and closed the door. "George

There are moments in the thea-
tre that can almost be taken up
with the fingers and handled-mo-
ments when what the actor is and
what the playwright intended are
so nearly one that drama emerges.
The story of such moments in cam-
pus dramatics this year is a long
one by itself, but it is short enough
to be written in this column. Con-
sidering the number of productions
offredby Mimes, Comedy Club
and Play. Production there would
seem to be something wrong with,
that estimate, but the conscientious'
theatre-goer can verify its truth
by a critical review of his play
recollections.
Perhaps future memories of the j
amateur season will be richer. Cer-
tainly, this season does not com-
pare in this respect with previous
years. There were "stars" then.
Now there are none. Opinions will
differ but idealists thank the dra-
Imatic gods. Without the vertical
eminence of the stars there is more
room for horizontal development of
"capables." And theatrical growth,
is based on development and the
"capables." But development does
not mean increase in publicity, nor
an expanding circle of friends
around a, charming personality.
Nor is a "capable" one of the
yearning souls whose dreams are a
matter of the spotlight and the
center of the stage.
The theatre can be as rosy in
success as it is drab in prepara-
tion. An unlighted "set" is mean-
ingless mass, particularly unbeau-j
tiful. But the skeleton of success,i
is training-training in dancing,
diction, voice, pantomime, make-
up-to which is added emotional
maturity.
Which would not seem inappro-
priate as an indictment of thin
memories of this season.
R. L. A.
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CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER
Tuesday night of this week the
Oratorical Association present Cor-
nelia Otis Skinner in a program of
character sketches.
r Miss Skinner, heiress to all the
griefs as well as pleasures of a!
highly reputed father, has achieved
what must be to her a double grat-
ification in her success with the
character sketch. With Ruth
Draper she stands in the lead of
that curious group of versatiles
who carry a whole evening's enter-!
tainment-in themselves. Following1
very much in her father's tradition,
she has taken up the dramatic field
for the medium of her expression,
but the departure she has made is
unique. Alexander Woollcott Ideni-
tified her material as "character

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"Independent thinking and inde-
pendent acting are at a very- low
ebb in the world of today," said
Prof. William A. Frayer of the his'-
tory department in a talk at the
all-campus forum yesterday after-
noon at Lane hall. "We all read
the same books, wear the same
clothes, live in the same houses and
arrange our furniture in the same
way. If a man dares to be an indi-
vidualist, he is taken to the psycho-
pathic ward."
Even tho it be the first step to the
¬ęPsychy" we insist that individuality
is absolutely essential in the clothing
of a well dressed gentleman.
Our Hickey-Freeman clothes make such individ-
uality not only possible but easily available.
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4 Days-- MAY22,23,24,25,1929 - 6 Co s
HILL AUDITORIUM - ANN ARBOR
EARL V. MOORE Musical Director
FREDERICK STOCK Orchestral Conductor
ERIC DELAMARTER Guest Conductor
JUVA HIUBEE Children's Conductor

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anxious for new developments, he A press dispatch from Corvallis
will be appreciated as he richly de- reads: "Isaac L. Patterson, gover-
serves. nor of Oregon, was thought to be a
rabbi, among other things, and
Augustino Sandino, a jockey, ac-
THE VICTORS cording to answers received in a
"The Victors," the song which test given a class of students in In-
has thrilled thousands in both be- dustrial Journalism at Oregon
fore and after games in the Uni- State college. One student said
versity stadium and in the Yost that A. D. was an abbreviation for
Field house, may become the tune 'after dark.'
of the state song of Michigan. This That little message, with wild
should be cheering news to those, elaborations, was probably carried
who for several decades have been all over the West. And folks will
cheered by "The Victors" in turn. take it seriously and rant at the
Representative Duncan McColl of waste of taxpayers' money on such
Port Huron recently introduced a ignoramuses.
resolution' into the house desig- It reminds us of a similar inci-
nating it as the official state song dent in a Washington current
and urging. its use on state- occa- events class, when students "fram-
sions. The resolution is now in the ed" a few answers before class for
hands of the resolution committee, the benefit of the press. And the
and should receive serious consid-1public took it seriously. When the

isn't
back

well," he explained, turning
toward me, "he-he-"

"Had his tonsils
doubt," I said, "and

removed, no
is still under

the influence of the ether,"
"Yes," answered Sam, "under the
influence is exactly right. He ask-
ed me not to mention it-doctors
orders, you know-but since you
guessed it-"
There came sounds of a terrific
crash from the interior of the
closet. "Taking his medicine again,
the old rascal," chuckled Sam
nervously. "Excuse me a moment,
please. He mustn't take too much!"
I waited for some time, but Sam
did not reappear. While I waited,
three young men were taken up-
stairs and put to bed-carried
away, I was told, by the joyous
spirit of the occasion. I sighed
deeply and departed.

CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER
sketches." They are that; mono-1
logues, they convey a picture of
character, but through dramatic
incidents--which places Miss Skin-
ner's efforts in the dramatic as
well as the interpretive field.
It has been just two years since
she abandoned the stage, where
she was identified as "the charming
daughter of Otis Skinner," and set
out to establish her right to indi-
viduality through the sketch. Self
reliant, she began by writing her
own stories. Investing them with
her dramatic and interpretive
ability, she has now reached the
eminent point of dominating her
field and giving an extraordinarily
varied and rich evening of enter-
tainment without assistance of
any kind but her own creations.
The background out of which
Miss Skinner's ability springs be-
gins with the theatrical tradition
of her father, carries on through
Bryn Mawr College, then to study
in the dramatic arts at the Come-
die Francaise and the Theatre du
Vieux Colombier in Paris, culmi-,
nating in a number of parts on the
legitimate stage in this country
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TWILIGHT ORGAN CONCERT

Edith Mason
Chicago Civic Opera Company
Jeannette Vreeland
Distinguished American Artist
Sophie Braslau
Metropolitan Opera Company
Marion Telva
Metropolitan Opera Company
Richard Crooks
Premier American Concert Artist
Paul Althouse
Metropolitan Opera Company
Lawrence Tibbett,
Metropolitan Opera Company
Richard Bonelli
Chicago Civic Opera Company
Barre Hill
Chicago Civic Opera Company
William Gustafson
Metropolitan Opera Company
Josef Hofmann
Polish Virtuoso
Efrem Zimlaist
Hungarian Master
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
The University Choral Union
'Children's Festival Chorus

Soprano
Soprano
Contralto
Contralto
Tenor
Teono
-Baritone
Baritone
Baritone
Bass
Pianist
Violinist

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Samson and Delilah
The New Life
The Requiem
The Hunting of the Snark (Children)

Saint Saens
Wolf-Ferrari
Brahms
Boyd

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