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FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1929


Published every morning except Monday
duiring the University year by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.
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~~................. Nelson Ti. Smith
City Editor ............ ...J. Stewart Hooker
News Editor...........Richard C. Kurvink
orts Editor.............. Morris Quinn
Women's Editor............ Sylvia S. Stone
Telegraph Editor............eorge Stautet
Music and Drama............. R. L4. Askren
Assistant City. Editor.........Robert Silbar
Night Editors
Joseph E. Howell' Charles S. Monroe
Donald J. Kline Pierce Rosenberg
Lawrence R. Klein George E. Simon
George C. Tilley

experiencing the identical difficulty ... - ----..--.-..-....---...-.......... . . e
in this, "the most enlightened of
all eras." We can do nothing more I
than to repeat his famous battle JJ LCra
cry of freedom to the contempor-
ary bigots. Apparently we must ...."""""..... ."..e... . .
still "Crush the infamous." We TONIGHT: A presentation of "The Green Goddess" by William Archer I
have not yet won our fight for lib- in the. Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, beginning at 8:15 with the cur-
eral thinking and writing and tain at 8:30.
speaking. TODAY: The Third and Fourth May Festival Cohcerts in Hill auditorium
0 -_starting promptly at 2:15 this afternoon and at 8:15 tonight.
THE TURNING POINT CHANGE FESTIVAL PROGRAM. An important substitution in the Sat-
The publication of a book of urday afternoon concert: The Wagner "Flying Dutchman" overture
University of Michigan plays does for the Glinka overture, and the BrahmsSymphony No. 1 in C Minor
indeed "mark a turning point in for the "Scheherazade" of Rimsky-Korsakoff.
the development of dramatic and SECOND FESTIVAL CONCERT 'little bit, frequently passed over II
histrionic interests in the Univer- Reviewed By Lee Blaser fear, was found in Segonzac's Notre
sity," to quote Prof. Louis A. The choral program presented to Dame, dc Paris--it has a wealth of
st"o P Loui the May Festival patrons last eve- composition and strength of dc-
Strauss, of the Engls department. ing should have satisfied the most sign which leads one into the art-
Professor Strauss' introduction to astute. One left the concert with' ist's love of the oft maligned scene.
these one-act plays precludes the recurring strains of a dramatic Picasso, with the characteristically
e possibility of adding much con- tenseness in one's head and the restrained line and suggestion of
, structive criticism to his comment, feeling that mighty artistry of a textures and form, adds a thor-I
r except to say that creative writ- growing fame had been revealed. oughly modern note. Laurecin isI
ing is finally being accorded the I refer to. Lawrence Tibbett. And there in all her naivety and de-
eminent position that it deserves. Earl V. Moore deserves as much signer's charm, and an interest-
Heretofore, campus dramatics, as credit, in the first number especial- ing effect in color' etching with
well as other forms of writing, ly; his knowing and able conduct-1rouletted solids. The crudity of
have tended toward the submersion ing pulled the Brahms Requiem the Breton peasant is captured in
of individualism by the unattrac- out of difficulties which promised the massing of Au Debarcadre, and
tive plan of following rules and to be ruinous. The cantata "The a contrasting charm in the airiness
learning by rote. All of the plays New Life" by Wolf-Ferrari is a of Oppler's. Carnival.
written by students here centered powerful thing and was corre- I Augustus John leads the English
about the University, forming a spondingly presented. It is in high school, not for technique, nor for
microcosm which had but slight relief withthe musical bric-a-brac design and composition, but for
interest for any beyond the pale of with which the same composer has sheer keen expression of line and
the campus. chosen to adorn most of his operas. form. Both his character pieces
Original productions, such as The first two movements of the' have the tranquility of insight
these plays, however, command a Requiem were by far and wide which has characterized his por-
I wide range of interest for any con- the best, although the faults in- traiture. A stable scene by Blam-
cerned with the drama, and set a herent in an unwieldly chorus and pied displays a strength in drawing
mark at which the students of an uninterested orchestra were, and in play of light as well as in
other colleges may aim. The con- apparent throughouit. The under- the craftsmanship of biting in and
test that was responsible for bring- current of solemnity given by the wiping. Joseph Gray uses an in-
ind forth these plays was moist lower strings to set the mood in the tense reflected light in his Edin-
worthy in itself, and it is a fitting first movement suffered from the burgh street scenes which deep-
R reward to the efforts of the au- weakness in the corresponding ens the gloomy mysticism. Al-
thors that their works have been choral units, the basses and the though Elyse Lord has not gotten
Sprinted.altos. The consistent floundering the exact spirit of the Chinese in

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Morris Alexaadt
C. A. Askren
Bertram Askwith
Louise Behymer
Arthur Bernste~s
Seton C. Bovee
Isabel Charles
L. R. Chubb
Frank . Cooper
Relen omaine
MKargret .bckels
Douglas 'Edwards
Valborg Eg~eland
Robert J. eldranm
Marjorie Foilmer
William Gentry -
Ruth Geddes-
David B, Hempstea
Riclhard .1Jung
Charles R. Iaufm
Ruth Kelsey

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Henry Merry
Elizabeth Quaife
Victor Rabinowitz
Joseph A. Russell
Anne Schell
Rachel Shearer
Howard Simon
Robert L. Sloss
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A. Stewart
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s Jane Thayer
Eith Thomas
Beth Valentine
Gurney Williams
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Lillian Kovinslky
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FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1929
Night Editor-HENRY J. MERRY
A grandiose gesture- from thel
sweeping hand of the United States
Treasury department has branded1
the masterpiece of Voltaire, "Can-j
dide," as obscene, and as a result a
consignment of the books have
been seized from the shelves of a;
Boston bookshop and taken into
the custody of the collector of the
port. Doubtless there have been
similar manifestations elsewhere
in the nation. Of late there seem
to have sprung up various centers'
of purity in the wake of Boston,
namely, the other half of Massa-
chusetts, Philadelphia and the
state of Pennsylvania, the state of
Arkansas, the state of Tennessee,
and other scattered localities.
The condemned Voltaire manu-
script was first published 170
years ago, approximately at the
same time that Dr. Johnson's
"Rasselas," and indeed, the two
books are in many respects similar.
Johnson, however, has been re-
garded as a sort of sanctum sanc-
torum of literature, and his works
have escaped the censorial stigma
This matter- of officially frown-
ing upon classics is a recurrent
and rather grimly humorous action
in our national life. The Com-
stockian smuthounds, having sud-
denly become aware of the fact
that "Candide" makes several ref-
erences to social diseases and im-
moral living in its attempt to prove
that this is not the "best of all
possible worlds," have swooped
down upon it, shaking a shocked
finger at its exposal of facts as
they were in the eighteenth cen-
tury. The United States, the ex-
ponent of liberty, freedom of
speech, freedom of press, and free-
dom of everything but the light
of maintaining a wine cellar, has
attempted to silence the greatest
liberator the world has produced
since the seventeenth century.
If America is honor-bent on pur-
ifying the classics, a fumigating of
Plato's "Republic," Aristotle's "Pol-
itics," both of which most horrify-
ingly discuss marriage problems
and eugenics, and Boccaccio's "De-
cameron" should not escape the
vulture eye of the censors. Per-
haps they might expurgate Homer,
omitting the lines from the Iliad
that read I

About this time of year, not
lack of better editorial subj
but because a real need exists
feel the urge to crusade ag
that uncouth trespasser who
I gards the campus as a sort of c
prehensive trash basket for
empty cigarette packages, che
gum wrappers, pop corn cart
lecture notes, and other unsig
There is something, of course
be said for the impetuosit:
youth; it rushes in and get th
done, sometimes, where angels
to tread. With about equal
quency, however, this hasty f
of action is inconsiderate
harmful; it could bear to be
strained a moment 'or two w
alternative methods of accomp
ing the same end are consid
This is the lesson to be learne
those persons on campus sud
ly seized with the desire to t2
something away.
We might also invoke the go
rule. The department of buil
and grounds has had a chang
heart this year: the fertilizer
been infinitely less offensive.
last, also, they have planted so
thing with an even chanc
growing on the forest bottom
the engineering arch. Some
preciation of these long so
improvements could be expre
by alleviating the duties of t
refuse removal engineers who
the campus with spiked stick
burlap bag in the interest
greener greensward.
Ann Arbor's flimsily outl
traffic code would receive con
erable bolstering if city offi
adhered to the precedent insti
ed by the chief of police in
Angeles when he ordered all si
limits suspended and arrests t
made purely upon a basis of r
less driving. In a municipalit:
Ann Arbor's size, overwieldly t
fic regulations are merely imp
mentia to the motorist and
forcing squad alike.
Granted that accidents and t
fie tie-ups are few in this cit
is more to the point that cuml
some regulations be confined I
modicum, in order that police
ficials may be given wider f
dom in making arrests for inc
petent driving. With no deli'
ing law, officers must bring the
fender before a court to affix
penalty, thus at once elimina
the use of traffic tickets and
warranted arrests upon clu
judgment, and inducing drivers
operate their automobiles n
thoughtfully rather than suffer
nuisance of appearing befor
judge. In other words, no arr
for traffic violations would be in
unless the motorist were obvic
ly an offender; but once arres
Ihe wonldb h amtnnhlp ton v

of the basses was finally overcome his color prints he has succeeded
as the conductor welded his masses in a delightfully soft effect. The
into the march of the second move- planes receding into the splendid
ment. In a resonant background composition of Greenwood's Thorp
of tone the vocalizing tapestried Barn deserve high mention.
mass modulated to a crescendo Celestino Celestini of the Italian
which dipped into a paean which group has an interesting and un-
contrasted the gloomy minor of usual treatment in his Roma and
the first half. The march, very Ronciglione etchings, it may be a
comparable to that of Beethoven's roulette' on a soft ground or a
Heroic Symphony, is easily the high painstaking pointalistic stroke, at
mark of the composition. The bur- any rate the form is superb. An-
den of dragging a lagging orches- other novelty is the sandpaper
tra was too much for both of the ground treatment of the color
soloists. Even this handicap and plates in Pollack's opera scene.
the fact that the adagio forced a Our own Chamberlain stands out
dragging strain sould not excuse in the American group with the!
Miss Vreeland for slurring her here- knowing composition of architect-
Stoforefull notes in the recapitula- ural detail, fluidity, of line, and
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In the cantata "The New Life"
the prologue was an early indica-I
tion of the fluidity and clearly
Latin sensuousness of the com-
poser's inspiration. It contrasted
nicely with the Teutonic solidity
and painstaking thematic efforts of
Brahms. Here in the prologue was
the sole chance that Miss Vree-
land had in the entire program to
display her full talents. She has a
well modulated voice but is clear-
ly not at her ease in the lower reg-
ister. Clarity and a roundness of
tone are her best attributes.
Tibbett on the other hand was
given two splendid opportunities
which he proceeded to make full
use of. Two sonnets with sympa-
thetic piano accompaniment (one
point at least for modern orches-
tration and surcharged with the
voluptuous feeling which Dante's
Vita Nuova inspires were the ve-
hicles of the evening's summit in
Artistry. The dramatic qualities of
Tibbett's voice have not been ov-
eremphasized; the same dynamic
quality which must have occasion-
ed his now famous debut made1
them things to be remembered. His
range, tone color, modulation andI
artistry-all blended into the feel-
ing of the cantata.
The cantata is notable for its
worthy and 'masterful massing of
tone values, using all the, media
and color which the color palette
of the orchestral chorus, and soil
can blend. It was unfortunate that
the choral work lacked the texturej
it should give to the full play of!
values. The Death of Beatrice with?
its resplendant climax, the devices
of harp and piano duet, violin soli
leading an alto chorus (flat) and
the effective vocalization at the,
end to intensify the terse emo-
tional soli of the finale, are some
noteworthy additions to the wor-
thiness of the composition. Tib-
bett was not properly balanced by
the soprano score, but that same
dominance was the success of the'
*C * *
Availing themselves of the
chance to appeal to an enlarged
art public during the May Festival,
the Ann Arbor Art Association has
co-hnrA rnrr.cn 4 fv +nhin" to l

Gables of Colnar.
The exhibition as a whole pain-
fully demonstrates the existence of
the art salesmen of today. They
either scribble on copper in hope
of a miracle or work up a tricky
technique which sells well but says
On his own assertion, this is
Shaw molding his play to fit the
conventional demands of theatri-
cal managers, and with all due re-
spect to his genius it must be ad-
mitted that his success with form
is counterbalanced by a general
dullness that exhibits none of the
forgiving flashes of genius. Genius
can gild dullness and Shaw often
has-or perhaps it is better to say
that he prefers to scatter it with
his wit. But working prosaically
all his faults come out of their
1 sheath of gilding; his exposition
becomes dull, his characters be-
come sketches without the wit of
caricature, his lines become cheap
and occasional flashes of brilliant
criticism on life and manners only
heighten the effect.
The cast struggled to cast the
glitter of satire over a convention-
al plot shot through with novel
mechanics. Reynolds Evans, the
only distinctively professional
member of the cast, did splendid
work. He has voice; his body, his
hands especially, are mobile and I
significant, and he plays a- role
to the audience, not in front of
Robert Henderson as William,
the ubiquitous, family-managing
butler, played his comedy with
sledge hammer blows.
*C * *
Announcement comes from Prof.
Kenneth Rowe, editor of the forth-
coming volume of Michigan plays,
that 500 copies will be available1
early this morning at Wahr's book-3
The delay in the appearance of
the volume has been occasioned
by difficulties in the bindery at De-!
troit. But yesterday Mr. Wahr
drove to Detroit and brought back
Ith first lition in his r n

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individual concerts ($1.50,
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