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SUNDAY, MAY 26, 1929
Night Editor-Charles R. Kaufman
Yesterday's proclamation from
the office of the automobile dean
with regard to the ban in summer
school is encouraging, though not
completely satisfying. It recog-
nizes two of our fundamental ob-
jections to the ban as it existat
the present time: to wit, that ,it
works an injustice to students in
professional schools, and that it
deprives juniors and seniors in
good standing of a legitimate and
deserved recreation.
During the coming summer ses-
sion, to be exact, the auto ban will
not apply to "those who engage in
professional pursuits during the
regular academic year"- a class of
persons comparable, surely, to
those who attend the University's
professional schools during the
regular academic year. And "limit-
ed recreational privileges" will be
extended to students possessing
satisfactory records of scholar-

But along with these sensible
modifications. comes a reminder
that "during the regular academic
year no student in attendance at
the University is allowed to oper-
ate any motor vehicle." To have
this accusation of immaturity
thrust thus upon them is excusably
irritating to men and women who,
have proved their seriousness of
purpose and who cannot, by any
misuse of the words, be termedj
'sophomoric' or 'juvenile.' It is
these persons, moreover, who have
not attempted to violate the ban,
though it has been bluntly insult-~
ing to their sense of responsibility.
With these responsible students
in mind, undoubtedly, President,
Little promised when the ban was,
inaugurated that it would be grad-
ually relaxed as it became possi-
ble to control that element of the
student body in whose hands auto-
mobiles might be aangerous. It
seems to The Daily that what fear
of God can be thrown into a stu-
dent body of heterogeneous psy-
chologies, has already been thrown.
A few will always rebel ,against
authority, but the vast majority
have complied graciously, if not
willingly, proving that the ban has
demonstrated its enforceability.
We ask that steps be taken to
extend the 'summer leniency on
professional students to the regular
academic year, and that the "lim-
ited recreational privileges" be ex-

C, A , MT JI'tY



Everyone knows that planes fly
thousands of miles daily in safety;.
everyone realizes that the propor-_
tion of fatalities is no greater
than those caused by train, auto-
mobile, and sea tragedies; but be-I
cause air navigation is the newest
mode of transportation, news deal-
ing with air mishaps is still met
with wise noddings of the head and
expression of "I told you so."
Three bits of current news should
tend to impress the air synic with
the factors of safety that science1
and common sense have given the
art of flying; at least they brighten
the vivid painting of smashes,1
crashes and crack-ups which form
the daily diet of those who cannot
see beyond the immediate picture.
A fifteen-year old boy of Pendle-
ton, Indiana, "borrowed" his fa-,
ther's plane and flew, with a twen-
ty-year old cousin, to South Bend.
Although forced down by a storm,
neither the plane nor its occupants
suffered harm.... In California a
tri-motored plane loaded with
seven passengers and the east-
bound mail, hopped off recently on
schedule, caught fire at an altitude-
of two thousand feet-and landed
safely.... And down in Texas, Rob-
bins and Kelly continue to shatter
world's records in a single motored
plane that hasn't stopped roaring
for nearly a week. Doesn't this
prove that flying isn't the suicidal
affair that the tongue-clucking
doubters would have it?
There will always be airplane
crashes, just as there will always
be automobile smashups, train
wrecks, and sinking ships, but none
of them occur so frequently that
man will forsake these vital means
of transportation. A train wreck
in the east doesn't frighten people
inthe west; an auto collision in De-
troit doesn't cause a panic in Chi-
cago. It isn't reasonable.
The people who raised their
hands in horror at the excited gen-
tleman with the red flag who pre-
ceded by ten paces the roaring 1903
horseless carriage have raised chil-
dren who now shake their heads
at the roaring ship of the skies.
Both generations are pathetically
Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to he brief,
confining themselves to less than 300
words it possible. Anonymous om-
munications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential, upon re
quest. Letters published shouldenot be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of the Daily.
To the Editor:
Reading the contribution to this
column of Saturday entitled "Mich-
igan Women," the first impression
is that some young thing has been
disillusioned, or that somebody has
fallen intellectually in love for the
first time. A second reading, how-
ever, fixes the hand of a woman
to the article-a woman perhaps
none too pleased with her college
sisters, but thoroughly down on
Dismissing the issue of the frivol-
ity of Michigan women with an
amused smile, it might be admit,
ted that said women are most cer-
tainly after an education; but it's
the breadth and depth of education
that really counts. And another
question might be raised as to just

what comprises the work to which
they apply themselves so diligent-
ly. Some coures are easy and some
are hard; the girl's average may be
higher than that for the whole
school, but the latter includes the
most difficult courses offered.
Michigan women, speaking gen-
erally, are here to gain a knowl-
edge of improved methods of secur-
ing happiness, but it might not be
out of order to remind them that
there have been hundreds of dis-
appointed husband-seekers grad-
uated from Michigan . thout a
'chance of getting married for some
time. Certain girls date continu-
ally while others date when they
get a chance.
Companions of equal mentality
and morality perhaps have an ad-
vantage, but it seems surprising
that more of such companionships
are not formed for the benefit o:
intellectual conversations. As fo
the associations, both men and wo-
men would probably be better off
without so many, except for the
benefits the women have derived
from being taught to recognize and
imitate the developments worked
out by men.
Those who have been guilty of
making the "unfair" judgments o
Michigan women do not feela
great dislike for them, in all prob-
ability, nor are they in any sense
jealous. Furthermore, they do no
consider themselves basically su
. nrin ti +h frmininP plAment of


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MONDAY NIGHT: A performance of "You Never Can Tell" by Bernard
Shaw in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre beginning at 8:15 with cur-
tain at 5:30.
FIFTH FESTIVAL CONCERT obvious but which has played a
tremendous part in the success of
Reviewed By Dalies Frantz the soloists in this May Festival, is
What obviously proved to be a the well-nigh perfect orchestral
"settling piece" for the Ann Ar- accompaniments rendered under
bor audience was "The Flying Mr. Stock's baton. It is another in-
Dutchman" Overture by Wagner. dication of the genius of this man
It seems almost necessary to fur- for whom a substitute would be
nish several such pieces for this difficult to find.
purpose. The apparent lack of
courtesy, interest and respect is "SAMSON AND DELILAH"
rather indicative of a low degree Reviewed By Lee Blaser
of musical appreciation on the The sixth concert brought the
part of some people. One should thirty-sixth May Festival to a
not mind a great deal, however, if close last evening with the Saint-
this lack were confined to the ren- Saens opera. Several unforeseen
dition of the Wagner overture, but incidents and circumstances alter-
when thoroughly distracting evi- ed the expected. course of the eve-
dences of bad manners appear ning. In the first place the ora-
throughout the Brahms Symphony torio-like nature of the opera
one wonders just what people do adapted it to fairly suitable pre-
think about a concert, or if they sentation in Hill Auditorium. Then
even think at all, reverses in form from the previous
The Brahms Symphony in C performances changed the relations
minor, the greatest first symphony of artist to artist. In its entirety
and one pf thd greatest of all the evening may be considered a
symphonies was the chief musical success.
event of the afternoon. There can Mme. Nevada VanderVeer sang a
no longer be any accusation that superb Delilah, much to the sur-
it is a "Tenth Symphony." There prise of the audience. The fact
is no composer whose style is en- that she was deputizing for Marion
tirely individual. It is true, there Telva made for a hyper-critical at-
are hints of Beethoven as well as titude and not a great deal was ex-
Wagner in the writing of Brahms, pected of her. When however she
but the whole process, the melody, proved that she had to have no
the orchestration, is entirely his excuses made for her and that
own. Mr. Stock's reading was one moreover she was quite capable of
of austere dignity, with no disre- performing the part of the seduc-
gard of lesser figures, and with an tive Philistine in her own way, and
emphasis of the element of tragic ably. Her long experience as an
pathos which is its leading mood. oratorio singer, the mturity and
This dignity was especially recog- voluptuous quality of her voice,
nizable.in the first movement by and the fact that the opera was
means of a slower tempo than is presented as an oratorio gave her a
often employed, notably in Mr. splendid opportunity to star for
Stokowsky's interpretation. Yet the evening. She has a great deal
only in the first movement did the of volume, and the artistry with
means destroy the end-interest which she modulated it into the
lagged ever so slightly. IL the dramatic possibilities of the part
next three movements the more complimented the lyric quality of
dignified but no less forceful her soprano.
Brahms was truly a magnificent As Samson, Paul Althouse was
character; details here were not very poorly balanced and lacking
sacrificed to mere accumulative in his presentation. The dynamic
effect. The Andante did not suf- and dramatic ability which the
fer because of the slower tempo; part demands was wholly lacking,
rather, the beauties of the move- his lower register was strained, his
ment were more thoroughly relish- I presence vwas bad, allmade for an
ed by the absence of any hint of inferior and complacent Sam-
hurry. The almost sensual char- son. The oratorio also favored him
acter of the melody in the third by not co.pelling the' 'incongruity
movement was developed with ad- of pul ihg down a pait of pillars.
mirable clarity, and the tremend- When-one r calis the great tenors
ous development of struggle and who have gloried in, the part it
strife leading into the splendid seems the more dismal.- The rich
climaxing chorale at the end of the lyric baritone of Richard Bonelli
symphony was entirely moving. as the vindictive high priest gave a
Liberties in tempo were taken in great and pleasing contrast, his
the last movement, not indicated full round tones made the part
by Brahms in his score; but it is a more important than it was in-
tribute to Stock's genius that the tended, indeed the duet between
result was a more human docu- the high priest and Delilah took
ment-a true emotional experience. the place of Samson's which is or-
Now to the matter of Rubin- dinarily the crux of emotion and
stein's Concerto in D Minor a la artistry. Gustafson displayed both
Joseph Hofmann. It is to be re- the powerful beauty of his bass
gretted that a work of better worth and the artistry with which he can
could not have been chosen for modify it. He sang two parts, both
the occasion. The piece, of course, in the first act; as Abimelech he
amounts to little as music. It himpressed atherproudhpower ofthe
serves merely as an opus for the 1Philistinesatrap, then as an aged
display' of virtuosity. Ann Arbor, Hebrew, weary of captivity and
of course, relishes virtuosity, and wise in the ways of treachery, he
who does not? At any rate, a modulated to give the admonitions
goodly share of it was displayed, a world of maturity gloomy warn-
to the exclusion of practically all ing. Bonelli and VanderVeer were
else that constitutes piano play- the dominant factors of the con-

ing. I do not criticise Mr. Hof- c -et.
manns' interpretation of the work; The inherent weaknesses of the
it is the only way the Concerto choruswere only a little less evi-
should be played, but Mr. Hofmann dent, balance lacked because of
practically transformed the piano thenever lagging bassestand the
into a set of marvelous tympani, want of tenors. The altos were
so adequately did he fulfill the greatly improved and the result
Concerto's object. I suppose, how- was a tendency to sombre values.
ever, we shall say publicly, "mere The best bit was the obligato just
tympani," and privately struggle, before the familiar Bacchanal of
strive and strain to play said the orchestra.
"tympani." Moore; again conducting, had
It is an interesting game to much better control over his or-
compare the styles of piano play- chestra than in previorx perform-
ing of various artists. It would be ances. The orientalism which Saint
inane to compare (at least, pub- Saens knew so well and with which
licly) the relative merits of Josef the whole work is packed was quite
Hofmann and Vladimir Horowitz, well interpreted. In the climax the
both of whom have appeared in accompaniment to the final chorus
Ann Arbor this year, but two such and its emotional tensity was all
great artists present a problem in that could be desired.
s types in that their styles of play-' S
f ing are as remotely distant as is ~"NIGHTSTICK"
r possible for methods to become. The first performance of "Night-
- Hofmann, as was evidenced yester- stick,"the third offering of the
f day, and at other times when he Repertory group, will be given
e is playing something other than Tuesday night in the -Lydia Men-
the Rubinstein Concerto, presents delssohn Theater. The play, writ-
the picture of a pianist playing a ten by John Wray, the Nugents,
piano-two separate and distinct and Elaine Sterne Carrington, en-
musical subjects. The case of joyed a fairly successful run in
f Horowitz is entirely unique in the New York last year. The play
f ranks of contemporary pianists. hasn't the more-than-melodrama-
D. When he plays one is not con- tic presentations of "The Green
- sciously aware of thei two units Goddess." It is a crook melodrama
e -pianist and piano. He is part of plain and simple. It dares use the
t the piano, the keys seeming mere- old themes, the love of a patrol-
- ly to be a continuation of his fin- man's daughter for a crook and
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