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Control of Student Publications.


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Editor.......................Nelson T. Smith
Uty Editor................,. Stewart Hooker
News Editor...........Ricard C. Kurvink
Sprts Editor............. W. Morris Quinn
Women's Editor...........Sylvia S. Stone
Telegraph Editor..............George Staute
Music and Drama............R.. Askren
Assistant City Editor.......... Robert Silbar

aeph E. Howell
Donald J. Kline
Lawrence R. Klein

Charles S. Monroe
Pierce Rosenberg
George E. Simons
C. Tiller

in a college newspaper?" the mag-
azine has answered. "Few newspa-
pers in the whole country, let alone
college newspapers, print stimulat-
ing thoughtful editorials each day.
The gift of writing, not occasional-
ly but continually, editorials which
will interest people and make then
think is given to but few people in
the world. Therefore is it any
wonder that a group of men on the-
editorial board of a college paper
often find themselves hard put to
produce each day editorials which
contain, definite ideas? When there
is a lack of ideas in any editorial
office the easiest way to fill space'
is to attack something. The ob-
ject of the attack matters little."
The "Dartmouth Alumni Maga-
zine" also insists that the editorial
policy of a college paper, just as
athletics are handled by pro-
fessional men, and dramatics by
professional men, should be han-
dled by professional advisers.
The logic of this article! is un-,
substantiated by fact. College ed-
itorial writers are not perfect, nor
are they, necessarily, the greatest
minds on the campus. But they
are sincere; they know campus sit-
uations better than most students,
and better than professional advis-
ers, because they are students, and
students who think.
Moreover, college editorials do
not cater to seven year old minds.
They do not profess to lay down
the law on a situation. They mere-
ly, intend to act as mental stimu-
lants, and focusers, so that needed
attention may be brought to bear
on a situation. And as sincere stim-
ulators from a fresh amateur
point-of-view they are worth-
Professional advisers would lessen
the value of collegiate editorials.
With professional men doing the
guiding, college writers are bound
to become stagnant and lackadaisi-
cal. The student body would cease
to take an interest in editorials
written by hired minds, for sincere
opinion alone is valuable.

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At a late hour last night, Lark,
prodigal editor of this column, was
seen two miles east of Ypsi and go-
ing strong in every direction.
* * *
Horace, our famous bander-
snatch hound, was immediately
dispatched to take up the
scent. At time of going to press
he had uncovered nothing but
an old ham bone.

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or Walker. Theyshave
common these days.

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Paul L. Adams Donald E. Laymas
Morris Alexaade Charles A. Lewis
C. A. Askren Marian McDonald.
Bertram Askwitha Henry Merry
Louise Behymer Elizabeth Quaife
Arthur CBernste' Victor Rabinowita
Isabel Charles Anne Schell 1
L. R. Chubb Rachel Shearer
Frank E. Cooper Howard Simon
Yleltn Domine Robert L. Slos
Margaret Eckels Ruth Steadman
Douglas Edwards A. Stewart
Valborg Egela$d Cadwell Swansca
Robert J. Feldman Jane Thayer
Marlorie Folimer Edith Thomas
William Gentry Beth Valentine
Ruth Geddes Gurney Williams
David B. Hempstead Jr. Walter Wilds
Richard Jung George E. Wohlgemuth
Charles R. Kaufman Edward L. Warner Jr.
Ruth Kelsey Cleland Wyllie
Telephone 21214
Asistant Manager-RAYMOND WACHTER
Department Managers
Advertising...............Alex K. Scherer
Advertising..............A. James Jordan
Advertising,. ........Cary W. Hammer
service................Herbert E. Varnum
Circulation..............George S.Bradley
Accounts............Lawrence E. Walkley
Publications ............... Ray M. Hofelich

Have you noticed


seniors lately, with their ebony
canes? Some of them (the seniors,
we mean) carry these ornaments
as though they were crowbars;
others as though they were sec-
tions of overwarm lead pipe. It
must be admitted, however, that
no senior has yet been observed to
trip over his cane and land on his
face; although there are several
days to go.f
It is inevitable that some of
the seniors will trip and fall on
their faces, but not because of
a cane.
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'29: Why aintcha makin'
whoopee with your cane?
'29: I couldn't raise cane
To be serious for a momenq.
Loosen up a bit for the' Fresh Air
Camp. You'll never miss two bits,
but it'll do a lot to make life worth
living for some kid this summer
while you're loafing and having a
good time yourself. Make it four

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TONIGHT: Comedy Club pre--I
sent C emence Dane's power-.
ful melodrama, "Granite,"
in the new League Theatre,
Paul Stephenson directing,
beginning at 8:15 o'clock.
Curtain at 8:30.
Reviewed By William J. Gorman
It is the Bronte method of using
atmosphere for accentuation of
"values" that Miss Dane employs in
"Granite." To subject Judith, nat-
urally a sullen, passionate, strong-
willed woman, to the moaning of
the sea and the fierce, relentless
will of her granite husband is to
starve her, to make of her a primi-
tive, Lundy makes her words bit-
ter, her emotions violent; with pit-
iless power it reduces her soul to
glaring nudity. At the end of five
years the appearance of Prosper
stirs moments of wild desire in her;
she seeks relief from her imprison-
ment in passion; her prayer be-
comes a loud, desperate thing ad-
dressed to any God that will help
her. The audience anticipates an
intense, realistic study of Judith
to evolve from this triangular sit-
But the chance repetition by the
child Penny of an old island legend
turns the drama into fantastic
channels. The Nameless One "from
hell" crawls in at the door. Judith
agrees to succour him if he be her
servant. From then on, the Name-
less One, though he is recognized
by the others, seems to be but the
"stranger" within Judith's soul. His
killing of her husband seems to be
an objectification of her passionate
longing for his death. It is really
the Devil, then, with whom she has
bargained. But in the last few
minutes his triumphant cry that
"he but wanted a farm and a
woman" implies that he is but a
clever, scheming sailor who has
played strongly on Judith's fierce-
ness of mood to gain his end.
It is this confusion that prevents
"Granite" from being true trag-
edy. As sheer melodrama, impress-
ionistic in character, it is tremend-
ously effective. As a rational solu-
tion of the Faust problem or as,
tragedy it fails. If the nameless
intervention is supposed to be the
theme and the essence of the play,
then it is made none too clear. It
seems more probable-in spite of
the prominence given to Penny's
legend-that the importance of the
drama is the strife within Judith of
violent anger and brief repentance,
the tragedy of her slavery to Lundy,
and that the Namxeless One is a
more diabolus ex machina intended
to concentrate and precipitate Ju-
dith's exasperation. In this case,
the Devil too cumbrously interferes
with Judith's life and leaves its
values confused. The plpy has the
complete dramatic cycle, momen-
tary triumph, and ultimate defeat;
it is on the whole cleverly-con-
structed; but the confusion that
follows in its wake reduces it to
little but fantastic melodrama.
The mounting of the drama by
Comedy Club approaches perfec-.
tion. In a fine setting, the produc-
tion realized the drama's possibili-
ties to the fullest extent. Florence
Tennant had, throughout, a fine
grasp of the rhythm and power of
her speeches and the need of care-
frenzy in the last act was a splendid

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the rain is going to make it
look like a wet sack before
you arrive? None whatever.
But if you put on your Fish
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look precisely as well when
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eanette Dale
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Editorial Comment





Night Editor-Lawrence R. Klein
Today will see the start and
finish ofa drive for funds for one
of Michigan's most worthy pro-
jects, the University Fresh Air
Camp. Affording an opportunity
to more than 400 boys in this sec-
tion of the state to have twelve
days in the summer spent out in
the open, the Student Christian
Association is making an appeal for
$3,000 with which to carry on the
work of the camp.
Begun in 1921 and continued for
several years on a rented site and
borrowed equipment, this camp
now has a permanent site and a
great deal of necessary equipment
for the accommodation and train-
ing of several hundred unfortunate
boys. The money sought today is
to be used for operating expenses
this summer, and activities of the
association members are limited to
a single day in securing the funds.
Dig deep for "It's a worthy cause."
A tag on every student!
Opportunity is afforded today to
every student of the University to
become eligible to vote in the all-
campus election on May 15. Reg-
istration is necessary before a
vote may be cast for any of the
nominees who are running for stu-
dent offices.
The first step toward representa-
tive government in five organiza-
tions must be made today by ev-
eryone who hopes to see the elec-
tion -next Wednesday a complete
expression of the student opinion
of the University. No one may
mark a ballot next week who has
not registered today.
A simple process of identification
and classification is all that is
necessaryiat any of the seven
booths which are maintained at
prominent places on the Campus.
Attempts at duplication will be'
checked by the means lists of
registrees at each booth, so that
this election may approximate as
nearly as possible a fair selection3
from the nominees,
A few minutes spent at any one1
of the booths today will be wellc
repaid by the opportunity to vote
next Wednesday. May this forth-'
coming balloting be the complete;
expression of the will of the ma-
jority of students. Register today, l

(The Boston Transcript)
Many college professors now find
that the pensions offered by the
Carnegie Foundation will be sharp-
ly reduced. Responding to this an-
nouncement, Harvard has taken a
step both rightful and handsome.
For members of the Harvard fac-
ulty the university's governing
board declares it will do all in its
power to offset this unexpected loss
of part of the means relied upon
for the support of their old age.
The force of FNarvard's example
no doubt will help to bring about
the adoption of a similar course
at most, if not at all, the American
college adversely affected by the
new cut. It is well nigh a neces-
sary in plain justice. Devoted
professors near the .retirement
age have, in some cases, scant
time left to them now in which to
strive to prepare themselves for
the contingency which they are
now asked to confront, and which
they are forced to confront un-
less the several colleges take
steps of their own to supply the
Certainly the Carnegie Corpora-
tion which holds the great bulk of
the funds so nobly given by An-
drew Carnegie for philanthropy
cannot be held subject to any cen-
sure in the premises. The Car-
negie Corporation has again con-
tributed generously from its own
resources to help relieve the pen-
sioning body-i. e., the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching-from the new finan-
cial difficulties into which the
Foundation has fallen. The Car-
negie Corporation has just sup-
plied $5,000,000 in additional funds,
and it has now provided large ex-
tra sums in the past.
As for the course pilot by the
chief executive officer of the pen-
sioning Foundation itself, we wish,
it were possible to speak in equal-
ly admiring terms. No doubt his
path has been hedged about by
many unfortunate conditions, some
of which were difficult to foresee
and some of which were perhaps
unpossible to foresee. But one can-
not forget that the Foundation's
plan of expansion prior to 1915,
adding universtiy after university
to the approved list, was proved by
the cold test of experience to have
been carried out with insufficient
regard for the teachings of act-
uarial science, and for the prac-
tical question whether the Foun-
dation's resources would surely
permit payment in so many univer-
sities of the liberal free pensions
then offered in accord with Mr.
Carnegie's manifest intent. The
inevitable result was the first big





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Don't fail to
spring elections,

register for the
advises The Daily.I

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"I won't," says Horatio Beep,
campus politician, and ardent
devotee of voting in all forms.
"I'm going to register several
times today if possible. I think
anything worth doing is worth
doing well.
We see by the paper that a fa-
ther and son of Evanston got each
other hauled into court on various
charges, and that both of them
were locked up.
It is hoped that they will be
re'cased in time to participate
in that glorious event known as
Father and Son Week, soon to
be celebrated.
Caps ,and gowns are ready for
distribution, according to a notice
published yesterday in the Univer-
sity of Michigan Daily newspaper.
Which reminds us-if you'll please
let us get away with just this one-
of that song that says something
about rolling along "having my
caps and gowns."
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proper one for opening the new
piece of work. Richard Kurvink,
with a serpent's gait, diabolonian
laugh, politely derisive manners,
gave Satan with full horrific sug-
gestion. Perhaps no one but Mr.
Stephenson, Mr. Kurvink, and Miss
Tennant fully realized the difficulty
of those scenes in which. Judith
talks to her "stranger;" they were
effective, each word and move truel
and careful. In this particular in-
terpretation, one can't imagine a
better Judith or t better Devil;
they are perhaps the outstanding
performances of the year.
The other parts were equally well
done. Fred Crandall, in the violent
though essentially colorless part of
the island despot, was strong.
Robert Adams still suffers from a I
voice that lacks convincingness and
fails to find correst emphasis. The
two smaller parts were very satis-
factorilfplayed by Paul Showers
and Leone Lee.
The play may not have been the
proper one for opening, the new#
theatre because of the stark nudity
of the material presented. It cer-
tainly wasn't the thin, wispy type of!
thing that sends people away gos-
siping of "an amusing time at the'

4 Days - MAY 22,23,24,25,1929 - 6COu@rt
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
The Requiem Brahms
The Hunting of the Snark (Children) Boyd


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