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MAY 28, 1929

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TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1929

in favor of the enactment of the
census-reapportionment bill, action;
on this bill should be delayed no
longer. The great and burning
question at present is, however,
whether Congress should adjourn
for a vacation or complete the
work on hand. If the houses ad-
journ now, the postponement of
reapportionment bill will endanger
its passage, the states will contin-
ue to be wrongly represented in
Congress, and the Constitution will
be disregarded for 20 years, rather
than 10.
Of course it is easy to sympa-
thize with our country's -august
law-making gentlemen who are
attempting to work in stiff collars
and heavy coats while Washington
scorches, but after all, there are
others who are not "public serv-
ants," yet manage to continue their
work even without the comfort of
a mint-julep in their hands and an
electric fan-beside them.
Not only is this reapportionment
bill necessary constitutionally, but
it provides an efficient and ef-
fectual means of correcting the
ratio after each census. If Con-
gress fails to take decisive action
on reapportioning the seats at the
proper time (as has been the case
for the last 20 years) the bill di-
rects the Secretary of Commerce to
do so on the basis of the preceding
census, or every 10 years.
The purpose of this legislation is
to insure the enforcement of the
Constitution which has long been
allowed to slip on this point. Con-
gress had planned to put this bill
through early during the last reg-
ular session, but it was postponed
for so long that it had to wait over
until the extra meeting. Now the
tariff bill, the farm-relief de-
benture bill, and a continual
wrangling over secret votes and
secret inquiries have combined to
force reapportionment farther and
farther into the background.
The bill is basically sound and
absolutely necessary from every
standpoint. Delay in this matter
will lead to delay in matters of
more importance, and the Consti-
tution will be relegated to the shelf
with other dead letter documents
and laws. This state of affairs
must not come about, and prompt
action on the reapportionment
question will prevent it.
Seven and a half days-more
than 172 hours-spent behind the
roar of a rotary motor is a feat
of human beings that rivals the
performance of the motor itself,
Jim Kelly and R. L. Robbins, the
new endurance flight champions,
have done more than break the
world's record for sustained flight;
they have proved that human en-
durance can be successfully pushed
to a point far beyond the limitE
prescribed for this intangible qual-
More than a week in the ai
naturally produced deafness; the
necessity for constant vigilance
and delicate maneuvering in rough
air prohibited more than sketchy
maps on the part of the weary
pilots; and the nervous tension
which must have came upon the
men, especially in the few hour
preceding the time at which the
records were broken, undoubtedly
took its tollrof vitality. Yet both
the pilot and co-pilot were able tc
stand up before a microphone
Sunday night and tell the world of

their thrilling adventure; and both
of them-said that all they needed
was a night's rest.
Their flight revealed other sur-
prising things, too. For one thing,
both Kelly and Robbins are civil-
ians, trained as commercial pilots,
in spite of which fact they sur-
passed the record of the Army fliers
by 21 hours. It is, of course, no
discredit to the Army; it is, how-
ever,ea credit to commercial fliers
who are often wont to be unduly
subordinated when stacked up be-
side Army pilots.
For another thing, the single
motor that carried the men safely
for seven days and seven nights
was second-hand-picked up b
Robbins after another flier had
discarded it! This sort of thing up-
sets many of our old superstitions
about the temperamentality of air-
plane motors and the necessity of
frequent and expensive overhaul -
ing. It rather gives us a feeling
that aviation is becoming more and
more safe, dependable, and prac-
tical-something that the civiliar
as well as the government can now
afford to take up.
To Michigan's scrappy bal]
team, having just taken two dis-
heartening defeats, The Daily

The galaxy of airplane she
and endurance flights and n
stop trips made by airplanes
the last six months, with all.
thrill and novelty, has overshadc
ed and diverted attention from1
recently more commonplacea
.ess attractive spectacle of au
mobile racing. However, thei
velopment and popularity of
craft art still a far cry from.
perfection that will force auton
bile racing down to the level
conciliatory acceptance now
corded horse racing, which exi
only a beautiful tradition and
reminiscence of better days wl
horses were a commodity and b:
developed and raced in pursuai
of that purpose.
Doubtless with the passing
years the racing of automobiles
will degenerate from science to
art, but the parallel ;« rease
the popularity of the airship a
commodity must ensue. Until tl
the process of mechanical perf
tion in the automobile cha.
should be forstered.- An import,
factor in this process is the steE
growth and improvement admix
tered to the automobile throe
the constant improvements to i
ing motors.
In -rthe annual classic of au
mobile racing, the Memorial I
500-mile event at Indianapolis,
rules and regulations are devt
to augment yearly the efficiency
the motors of the contesting n
ers. For example, the total cyl
der displacement is decreas
thereby forcing automotivet
gineers to perfect a smaller mo
capable of producing a speed t
will drive a racer about the br
oval at a hundred miles an h(
for five hours. And so it is w
all racing. The. net result, af
the debit side with all its cras]
and casualties and prize-seeking
removed, is a forward step in1
progress of automobile mechar
since it develops engineering
In the May Day event 33 driv
will pilot their tiny cars arou
the track. And while the aff
is always a glorious spectacle, i
also a scientific venture. If au
mobile racing needs a defense, t
is it. There is still need to impr
+i-a a~zitrn fr.fit,will continue to

point out that the championship is
still a strong possibility-to the
more sanguine, a probability. On
the home diamond we may turn the
tables on Wisconsin Thursday
much as we did on the basketball
court last winter, and vault into
first place by defeating Ohio for
the second time this season. For
these two games the student body
does not need to be reminded that
its support is vital. It should and
will be there.
Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to he brief,
confining themselves. to less than 300
words it possible. Anonymous com-
mnunications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential, upon re-
*quest. Letters published should not be
construed as expressing the editorial,
opinion of the Daily.

TONIGHT: First performance
of "Nightstick" in the, Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater begin-
ning at 8:15 with the cur-
tain at 8:30.
Despite numerous printed pre-
dictions and current rumors to the

To the Editor: I
I have seen your editorial on the
article in Plain Talk about Presi-v
dent Little. First, let me say thati
the article was not, perhaps, alto-e
gether fair to President Little I-
still think it was accurate as toc
his faults, but I do think he mights
have been given greater credit than
he was in the article.r
As for misinformation, let me say
that youstart with a piece of it
yourself by saying that the article
was written by a former member
of the faculty. The author was1
not. He was a student who left the
University in the middle of hisj
senior year.
As for the information which1
we presented about the iron gatel
at the boulevard entrance, we
gleaned this from the columns ofE
the Michigan Alumnus, which pre-
sented a picture of it. The infor-
mation about the guards was, I be-
lieve, published in your own paper.
At least it was 'carried by the As-
'sociated Press which has a slight-
ly better reputation for presenting
news than the Michigan Daily has.
As I recall, when I was at the
University the Associated Press
presented several items of news
which were important enough to
be carried on their national wires
from one coast to the other about
things that were not mentioned in
The Daily because The Daily with
its usual run of truckling editors
bowed to the will of the adminis-
tration when the administration
ordered such news to be suppress-
ed. Michigan Daily editors have,
with a few exceptions, been a lot of
pusillanimous toadies who haye
permitted thestudents' rights to
be run over unti the student body
at the University. of Michigan is
simply a Sunday school class.
(The Pontiac Daily Press)
This week the Daily Press had
the pleasure of publishing the sixth
of the seven issues of the Michi-
gan Journalist, a newspaper being
produced this year by the students
in journalism at the University of
Michigan. This four-page paper,
with thirty-two columns of news,
feature and editorial matter writ-
ten and edited by the students,
constitutes the laboratory assign-
ment of the classes in journalism.
Seven newspapers in Michigan
are cooperating this year with the
Department of Journalism to the
extent of opening their plants to
the students and publishing one
issue of the Journalist. In no other
way, probably, could the students
work under actual newspaper con-
ditions in putting their own work
Sintype, and following through the
entire process of. daily newspaper
At The Daily Press, seven
students, accompanied by their in-
structor, took in hand the editing
of their paper. They wrote the
headlines, followed the copy
through the composing room, made
up each of the four pages as the
type was put in the forms and
watched their work go through the
processes of stereotyping and
The result of their efforts, the
printed copy of the Journalist, is a
creditable piece of newspaper
writing and editing. The students
in the writing classes have found

excellent sources of news, and
written their stories in accepted
newspaper style. The editorials
are a little academic for the aver-
age newspaper, but show sound
knowledge of their subjects and
clear writing.
Newspaper publishers in recent
years are coming. more and more
to recognize the value of the the-
oretical training offered embryo
newspaper workers in the schools

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contrary the May Festival proved
successful. There was plenty of
talent here and for the most part
it was intelligently utilized. Many
of the Festival performances
proved the sneers that preceded
them entirely unfounded. Those
who knew an aria or two from one
of Wolf-Ferrari's operas condemn-
ed "The. New Life" quite vocifer-
ously as unworthy of Festival per-
formance. Yet it proved stirring
and highly poetic, a splendid ve-
hicle for the artistry of Lawrence
Tibbett. Those who heard "the
world's premiere" of Bloch's "Amer-
ica" given by the School of Music
orchestra last fall groaned when
it appeared in a prominent position
on the Festival program; yet these
same, though they still are con-t
vinced that it is marked by toot
much charlatanism and bad in-t
spiration, were stirred by Stock'sI
sincere and tremendously ener-
getic reading. The Brahms sym-
phony, happily substituted at the
last moment for the "Schehera- .
zade," was one of Stock's most pro-
found and original interpreta-1
tions. The vocal talent, with a
possible exception of too little va-
riety in the choice of Crooks, was
exceedingly well-displayed.
But in spite of the success, there
does exist a difficulty in the make-
up of the Festival programme that
is disturbing-a difficulty arising
from the wide appeal the Festival
is forced to make. For reasons
fairly obvious the Festival does
have to satisfy those for whom
the "Scheherazade" was originally
intended (to be explicit) as well as
those who howled at its appear-
ance. A change was suggested last
year and repeated in many sources
this year which would more defi-
nitely recognize the difference in
the demands of these two tradi-
tional types of audience.
The proposed plan consists in di-
viding the Festival into two series,
one of four concerts and the other
of three. Four popular concerts
would be given on the four popular
date, Friday afternoon and night
and Saturday afternoon and night.
Their makeup would include the
least important of the choral
works, probably the formal opera,
the children's chorus, the popular
arias by the popular vocalists. The
other series would be given either
the first part of the same week as
now, or the first part of the fol-
lowing week. It would aim to satis-
fy the more fastidious music-lov-
ers who seek in the Festival unisue
musical experiences, experiences
not available by radio. This series
might include a string quartet, a
piano recital or a dance program.
The practicability of the sug-
gestion is in all probability ques-
tionable. But its attempt to divide
the Festival banquet, which ordi-
narily tries to satisfy all, into two
dinners, one for those who are hun-
gry and another for those who
.come to talk over the table, is log-
ical and worthy of consideration.
It would at least eliminate such a
situation as occurred on Friday
afternoon when many who ap-
plauded. "The Hunting of the
Snark" walked out on the Brahms

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Arrangements now effective pro-
vide an opportunity for transpor-
tation students who are leaving
school or graduating to learn the
transportation business from the
basic principals to the highest
specialized division of this indus-
Appointments will be made with
the General Manager for confer-
ences to be held in Ann Arbor.
Students interested are to write
to the General Manager, giving
briefly their aims for the future.
Address: General Manager,
Adrian, Michigan
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One of the most interesting, if
not the most artistic, recital of the
year was given last night in the
University School of Music auditor-
ium by Benzamin Z. N. Ing, Chi-
nese student of Theodore Harrison.
Mr. Ing already holds a degree
from the Engineering school here
and this was his graduation recital
in the Music School.
The program was unusually am-
bitious consisting of twelve songs
in fivecdifferent languages and
three piano selections. Mr. Ing
handled the different languages
with fluency and accuracy. His
voice was of peculiarly raucous and
impure quality; his tonal move-
ment curious and uneven. But the
large audience present showed
themselves by generous applause,
far more interested, and rightly
so, in the story of earnest enter- i
prise and ambition that the recital j
represented than in its artistic as-
tpect s.
Otto Graf, a junior in the liter-
ary college, who recently partici-
pated in an artist-student recital

A vision come true

In a part of Africa little known to the
whites, where obscure trails ran, Cecil
Rhodes dared to eivision a railroad. He
lived to build it.
The railroad itself was part of a vaster
dream, a dream of a far inland colony linked
fast to existing coast settlements by rail
and wire communication. And he lived
to build Rhodesia.
First the dream, then the reality, is the

rule with telephone men too, as they work
to greater heights of service. But in be-
tween, they know, must come periods of
careful planning and smooth coordination
of many elements.
Scientific research, manufacturing, plant
construction, commercial development,
public relations, administration-many va.
ried telephone activities offer a widening op-
portunity to practical-minded visionaries.




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