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Little's resignation is a matter of --"......".."......---"........................-
;t M j ai4 student concern. As yet it seems
Published every morning except Monday no one on the campus has realized
during the University year by the Board in 'q
Control of Student Publications. this before. Even our own Daily, , 01 U
Member of Western Conference Editorial inimitable and indefatigable de-
Association fender of liberty and student free- "-" " " " " "
The Associated Press is exclusively en- dom, seems to have forgotten this. TONIGHT: Comedy Club Pre-
titled toetheuse, for republication of all news My Advice", in the Mimes Theatr
dispatches credited to it or not otherwise Our President has been martyred y
credited in this paper and the local news pub-
lished herein reasoned the Daily. So prompt- MAY FESTIVAL
Entered at the postoffice at Ann Arbor, ly forgets all about him. But it Already the ballyhoo has begun
of pta-g' granted byThir teAssStancialPrate might not be amiss to point out to sound for Ann Arbor's annual
master General. that the entire affair has reached May Festival, and one is led to
Subscription by carrier, $4.00; by mail,Ia pass where it transcends perso- wonder once more just what will
Offices: Ann Arbor Press Building, May- nalities. President Little resigned be forthcoming in the way of a
Hard Street.
Phones: Editoral, 4925; Business, 21214. because of certain factors affect-
ingti nvriyadissu musical treat this year. Looking
gthis University and its stu- over the "galaxy of stars" to ap-
EDITORIAL STAFF dents. The next president will ,t
Telephone 4925 have to inaugurate or terminate pressed at onthean number ofem farfamed
MANAGING EDITOR other factors also effecting the names. It would seem that pres-
KENNETH G. PATRICK student body. Might it not be ent plans for the sem-centenary'
Editor.......................Nelson J. Smith reasonable to expect the students season measure up to if they do
City Editor...............r. Stewart Hooker to have some interest in trying to not even surpass those of previ-
News Editor.............Richard C. Kurvinkp
Sports Editor..............W. Morris Quinn find out the entire truth of the US
Women's Editor.............. Sylvia S. Stone whl'oddafi.osyears.
Telegraph Editor.............George.Stauter As the outstanding artist for the
Music and Drama..............R. L. Askren Mr. Kellman gently asks Alexan- Friday night artist's concert, Edith
Assistant City Editor..........Robert Silbar der to kindly step aside and allow
Night Editors Diogenes to continue seeing the Mason should prove one ofthe
Josep h E. Howell Charles S. Monroe feature singers of the festival.
Dona ld J. Kline. Pierce Rosenberg light. May I add a few queries
LarneR. Klein George L. Simons Lwhich would make it imeatv This is not only because she is a
Lawrence hd e imperative great dramatic soprano, but be-
Reporters that he step aside. cause she has the additional ad-
Paul L. Adams Donald E. Layman If we recall when President Lit- vantage of appearing in Ann Arbor
MorsAeadt Charles A. Lewis tle left Maine to come to our Uni-vatgofperignAnAbr
Corris rexnd' aranMcDoam for the first time and so, arousing
Bertram Askwi Eabeth uaife versity in 1925 he stated that he a musical curiosity which will be
Arthur ernste u Victor Rabinowitz was coming here to try "on a very lacking with regard to the perfor-
Seton C. Bovee Joseph A. Russell large scale the educational pol-mh
Isabel Charles Anne Schell p I manes of many of the other ar-
L. R. Chubb Rachel Shearer cies which the state of Maine has tists. She has a splendid voice,
Frank E. Cooper Howard Simon (nt e enwligt dp.
Helen Domine Robert L. Sloss not yet been willing to adopt' and the announcement of the arias
Margaret Eckels Ruth Steadman Most of these policies were bene- she will sing is a thing to look
Douglas Edwards A. Stewart Sewl igi hn olo
Valborg Egeland Cadwell Swanson ficial to the students. Is it that forward to.
Robert J. Feldman Jane Thayer
rorie Follmer Edith Thomas Michigan is as unwilling as Maine? The selection of the Chicago
Wiiam Gentry Beth Valentine Students might want to know. Symphony Orchestra is not one of
Ruth Geddes Gurney Williams Smhn rhsr sntoeo
David B. Hempstead Jr. Waher Wilds oeo h at htldt h
Richard Jung George E. Wohlgemth One of the facts that led to the the bright spots in this year's fes-
Charles R. Kaufman Edward L. Warner Jr. President's resignation was politi- tival. Fredrick Stock is hardly an
Ruth Kelsey_ Cleland Wylie . cal opposition to the proposed tax inspiring conductor, and what he
BUSINESS STAFF investigation. One might wonder has to say in a musical way has
elepho 21214 why. already been heard here. For the
Teephone 2Little favored cooperative book- orchestral accompaniment of the
BUSINESS MANAGER stores and University sponsored major works, the symphony is
EDWARD L. HULSE rsarnss htsuet ih
restaurants so that students might highly satisfactory; but as one of
Assistant Manager-RAYMOND WACHTER live more cheaply and satisfactori- the main events of the series, it
Department Managers ly. He wanted a comprehensive does not measure up.
Advertising..................Alex K. Scherer dormitory system. This, of course, The combination of Jeanette
Advertising.................A. James Jordan was bad for Ann Arbor business. AVreeland and Lawrence Tibbett on
Advertising................. Carl W. Hammer I Veln n arneTbeto
Ser ..................Herbert E. Varnum student might want to know if i
Srcuie................. . .George S. Bradley the Thursday evening program
Accounts ...............Lawrence E. Walkley these elements played a part.- ( when the "Requiem" of Brahms,
Publications.................Ray M. Hofelich Some several years ago Michigan and Wolf-Ferrari's "New Life" will
Assistants elected for governor an attorney be preformed, is one to 'rouse the
Mary Chase Marion Kerr wt nhn o dctoa
eanette Dale Lillian Kovinsky with a penchant for educationalhopes and delight of festival audi-
Vernor Davis Bernard Larson proclivities, so much so, that he de- ences by mere anticipation. Ever
Sally Faster I A. Newman voted a large part of his first in- since his sensational debut a few
Anna Goldberg Jack Rose auuaIpeh t dcto.A
Kasper Halverson Carl F. Schemm augural speech to education. At years ago at the Metropolitan
George Hamilton Leorge Spater first there was a warm friendship Opera House when he became an
Dix Humphrey Marie Wellstead between our President and the instantenous success, Lawrence
Night Editor-PIERCE ROSENBERG governor. But it soon grew cold, Tibbett has been ranked as one of
for Dr. Little soon learned that the the few outstanding American
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1929 governor's interest in education opera singers. He has a rich, full
was a desire to control the policies baritone which Ann Arbor will re-
and administration of the state member from his singing of the
schools. What does this mean to Toreador song in "Carmen" two
THE HIGHWAY PROBLEM the student body? years ago.
During the latter part of this Michigan being a state school is, Jeanette Vreeland is another of
week, Michigan is host to a group of course, amply provided with the few newcomers this year's
of several hundred men, whose funds by its state legislature, but series. Also, she is an American
business, though not spectacular, is is never loath to accept gifts, nor who has attained prominence for
to face one of the most important it seems does it even hesitate to her work as an oratorio singer. In
problems confronting the United allow these donors to dictate on the "New Life" and "Requiem," her
States today. These men are road what spot on the wall the white soprano voice will be called upon
commissioners and highway engi- squirrel should rest. But should to carry the outstanding work.I
neers, in Ann Arbor to make a not this be the function of a B. Sophie Braslau, also known here
scientific study of highway, im- of G. decorator? Again we ask a for her work in "Carmen" two
provement and development in a question. years ago, and for a song recital,
conference sponsored by the Uni- Then, of course, there was the will take part with Richard Crooks
versity for that purpose. final impasse between Little and in the Wednesday evening concert
Traffic problems have long been the Regents. Whose policies of ad- which will be a miscellaneous pro-
among the most puzzling which ministration were more favorable gram. Her warm, sensuous singing
city governments have been forced to the student? Why was 'this as Carmen has made her an Ann
to solve, but traffic problems are state of deadlock reached? Who Arbor favorite, and her velvety
no longer confined to the business was right? One might want to singing of the arias which have
sections of urban centers. These know. been promised for the coming con-
same problems now extend out I raise these queries purely in cert, would be sufficient to make it
onto the federal, state, and county a detached, academic spirit of sci- a musical success. Richard Crooks,
highways, and since it is practical- entific disinterest. There really is tenor, will amply fill out the eve-
ly impossible to direct country quite a bit of fun in manipulating ning.;
traffic in State street style, some embarrassing questions. Of course, As to the opera, past attempts
other system must be worked out. I realized a good student naively at operatic production in Hill audi-
This resolves itself into a high- accepts all that his professors, re- torium are not such as to make1

way construction problem, in that gents, and newspapers tell him the reviewer enthusiastic. More1
the ever increasing volume of without question. But may a stu- often than not, the lack of proper(
traffic can be accomodated only dent who is not so good ask these stage setting, color, and action are
on correctly built highway sys- questions and wonder why other such as to make the attempt seem!
tems. After the data on proper students are not interested too. more like a travesty than a laud-(
highway construction has been Since the glorious cays of able enterprise. The soloists thist
gathered, the next thing is to put "Granddaddy'' Angell, Michigan year will however partially com-
the knowledge to a practical use- has always prided itself on its in- pensate for the unavoidable lackt
to pass it around among those who tellectual freedom and superiority of other things which would make(
are in charge of the actual con- over the other neighboring schools. for a really successful productionk
struction work so that we may After a decline of this spirit for of "Samson and Delilah."t
have a system of highways devel- some years, President Little was Marian Telve, operatic contraltoi
oped in a degree comparable to trying to revive it. Has he failed? at the Metropolitan Opera House,E
that to which we believe our civill- Do the students of Michigan wish who sang here last year in; "Aida",E
zation has attained. their school to degenerate to the is well fitted for the role of Delilah.
The purpose of the Highway En- intellectual stagnation of the Her full, smooth voice, and dra-I
gineering Conference is indeed a neighboring universitieE of Ohio, matic ability make her admirablyf
worthy one due to the fact that Indiana, and Michigan State? If suitable for the role; and sher
through its accomplishments all not, it might be pointed out to should prove the feature event of'
who have occasion to use roads them that they begin asking the I the evening. Paul Althouse, tenor,I
and highways will be benefitted. real reasons for President Little's Richard Bonelli, baritone, and Wil-
resignation. liam Gustafson, bass, althought
Governor Green strongly denied Isaac Hoffman, '29. comparatively minor artists, arei
the charges that the Regents of all capable of handling thier partsr
the University played politics, but .with anability which, if it is nota
niade no comment on the ques- Editorial Comment as great as Marian Telva's, will
tion as to whether or not it was --s4ret, as Ma-ian+Telva'swIL

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The Harris Players are making a
very serious effort in their new
show, "The Chief Thing," which
goes on the boards for a run of
four days, beginning Wednesday,
February 27. It seems rather an
oddity in a campus dramatic situ-;
ation that itself is none too ordi-
nary that a church organization
should be most completely preoc-
cupied of all of the local produc-
ing agencies with what is common-
ly known as "the good of the
drama." Comedy Club to keep alive
financially have to do things like
"Take My Advice"; Mimes would
not seem to be under quite the
same compulsion but their next
announced show is "To The La-
dies"-a Barrie-esque, "What Every
Woman Knows" theme gone to a
hell of low comedy. Play Produc-
tion is preoccupied with the labo-
ratory side of production. It re-
mains for Harris Players to keep
a rather lean and hungry eye on
the good of the drama as it is
written-but not necessarily acted.
The talent and facilities this
group command are very limited.
Their productions consequently
rely to a greater extent on the
writing itself for effect than in
the case of any other organization.
And this is by way of being a vir-
tue-via the well known 'road of
necessity-because it means that
an unusual roster, of authors is
Last year this final production
was "Right You are-if you think
you are" by Luigi Pirandello. This
fall "The Mistress of the Inn" by
Goldoni received production. Pir-
andello's dramatic psychanalysis
and Goldoni's satire in the com-
edia dell' Arte tradition form a
rather unique background for the
present bill by the Russian Evrein-
"The Chief Thing" is an ex-
traordinary study of a rich but not
often used theme for dramatic
writing-the effect illusion has on
real life when it is carried there by
competent actors, away from stage
conventions and right into the tis-
sue of real life.
The setting for the play is done
in the modernistic Russian man-
ner, adding a satiric Chauve-Souris
flavour to a study in what is fund-
amentally warmest human nature,
and the manner of Evreinoff's
writing of his theme is in the same
style-which makes the production
of considerable interest from a
definite point of view outside the
writing. J. S. Donal has designed
and executed the set, with the as-
sistance of Betty King.
The New York Theatre Guild,
because Harris Players are only
the second amateur group to at-
tempt this play in the country
since the Guild production itself
some years ago, have given the
Harris group assistance in the mat-
ter of script and suggestions.
R. L. A.
* * *.
The Cass Theatre houses for
an unidentified length of time
a splendid dramatic attraction,
Helen Hayes in a play that has
made her of brilliant stellar stat-
ure, "Coquette." The presentation
of this play with the cast intact
from the Maxine Elliott theatre in
New York makes one of the events
of significance in the run of De-
troit theatricals. It is Broadway
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to "the sticks" and as a genuine
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bring "the real stuff" off the Ave-
nue to other parts of the country
it should deserve thoroughly the
enthusiastic patronage it undoubt-
edly will get.
The story is of a charming young
southern belle who dallies unaf-I
fectedly with a host of vapid ad-
mirers until the fascination of a
rake proves too strong for a per-
sonality that is warm and loving
but not hard enough to deal with
the glitter of a superficially amus-
ing character. In the develop-
ments that follow Miss Hayes has
all the opportunities that she en-
joyed in her roles in the Tarking-
ton plays but adds to them the
mature grip of a fully developed
artistic personality which takes the
play out of the melodrama it might
so easily fall into and turns it into
stark drama of a woman in dis-
tress as the results °of her own un-
familiarity with more than a lim-
ted side of life.
The play as Ann Preston Brid-f

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wie orth Peidntofth i-nevertheless make- the perfor-
itutio to approachpolt tic ins o A CLOUT ON THE CHIN mance noteworthy for the singing.
bended knee. . (The Daily Northwestern) Comments on Efrem Zimbalist,
The student paper at Michigan Hungarian violinist, and Josef
" made three mistakes in two months Hofman, famed Russian pianist,
Cam pus Opinion about our school. First they kidded seem hardly called for. Charles
Contributors are asked to be brief, us for failing to get school clos Sink is to be congratuatd o
confining themselves to less than 30tn hs mnn uiin h
words if possible. Anonymous com. before Christmas, and then failed tn thsemntmuiaswo
munications will be disregarded. The will fittingly balance the operatic
names of communicants will, however, Ithemselves, next they said that
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