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ember of Western Conference Editorial
ie Associated Press is exclusivelyen
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or Michigan Weekly....J. Stewart Hooker
ic and Drama ............. R. L. Askren
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regular routes. But these cities,
most of them, were of formidable
size, offering unusual opportunities
for such development. It has re-
mained for Ann Arbor, however,.
to be one of the smallest cities in
the country to offer to its inhabi-
tants and transients first class
mail service via airplane such as
can ordinarily be obtained only in
cities of much greater size.
It is splendid that Ann Arbor can
pride itself on such a service, but it
is important, too, that the people
here educate themselves to the ser-
vice and realize the opportunities
it offers. Most of the air mail cit-
ies within a range of 450 miles can
be reached from Ann Arbor by this
service the same day the article is
posted here. Moreover, practical-
ly every stop on the great routes
from here to the eastern and west-
ern coasts and many points south
can be reached by air mail the day
following its receipt in the post of-
fice here, a remarkable saving of
time over the ordinary service.
Moreover, the rates are exceeding-
ly low, affording air service at very
little additional cost over the us-
ual rates.
Such a convenience and accom-
modation as is now available here
offers tremendous possibilitieshfor
use by both University persons and
townspeople. It will afford students
and faculty quick communication
with the outside world. The value
to commercial enterprisers in town
is obvious. All in all, the air mail
service is a worth-while proposi-
tion for this city, and it should
merit careful investigation and
consideration by all who use the
mails from Ann Arbor.

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spiring for their election
ings today and tomorrow.
* * *

are con-I

A I.. Adams
rris Alexander.
her Anderson
A. Askren
'tram Askwith
elon Boesche
vise Behymer
hur Bernstein
bel Charles
R. Chubb
ra Codling
ink F;. Cooper
en Domine
ward Efroymson
uglas Edwards
lborg Egeland
bert J Feldman
jone Foilmer
ar Fuss
Iliam Gentry
M1 Gillett
wrence Hartwig
Iis Jones
hard unig
rles . Kaufman

Ruth Kelsey
Donald E. Layman
C. A. Lewis
Leon Lyle
Marian MacDonald
Henry, Merry
N. S. Pickard
William Post
Victor Rabinowitz
Jahn T. Russ
Harold Saperstein
Rachel Shearer
Howard Simon
Robert L. Sloss
Arthur R. Strubel
Beth Valentine
Gurney Williams
Walter Wilds'
Edward Weinman
Robert Woodroofe
Joseph A. Russell
Cadwell Swanson
A. Stewart
Edward L.'Warner;
Cleland Wyllie


WE WONDER WHY the lits vote
tomorrow while all the others work
their politics today. Can it be that
the various factions hope to get
the engineers and dents and
lawyers to vote a few dozen times?
* * *
OH, NO, WHY they never do that
THE BOYS AT the caucus meet-
ings have been scheming and plot-
ing for a long time.
* * * .
to hire busses (or is it buses?) to
call for a platoon of co-eds and run
them down to N. S. aud.
* * *
TO CUT DOWN expenses they're
going to make the girls walk home,
worry about money for anyway?
They might send in a bill to the
sororities for "rushing" expenses.
* * '*
EITHER THAT OR charge it to
the overhead of the class after they
have their treasurer elected.
* * *
the student council is going to have
a representative sitting in on the
committee meetings.
JUST ONE SLICE to the melon.
* , ,
IT WILL BE the umpty steenth
time that Kernel and Anna Chris-
tie have been bucking each other.
* * *
to the days when both boys were
freshmen at the local high school.
They ran for president then, but a
third candidate, a freshman even
though he'd been in school long
enough to make the all-state grid
team, licked both of 'em.
* * *
that the boys are not running
themselves this time.
never come out into the open un-
less they win.
nates, dumb but mighty athletes.
* * *

Telephone 21214
Assistant Manager-RAY MOND WACHTER
Department Managers
Advertising... .......Alex K. Scherer
Advertising........ ..... A. James Jordan
Advertising...............Carl W. Hammer
Service ................Herbert E. Varnum
Circulation............ .George S. Bradley
Accounts....... ..Lawrence E. Walkley
Publications...... ....Ray M. Hofelich
Irving Binzer George R. Hamilton
Mary Chase Dix Humphrey
eanette Dale Bernard Larson
Hernor Davis Leonard Littlejohn
Helen Geer
Kasper Ialverson T. Hollister Mabey
A gnes 1- Carl Schenm
Jack Horwitch Robert Scoville
Campus interest is centered to-
day in the first regular meeting of
the Inter-fraternity council to-
night. At that time two questions
of paramount campus interest
should come before the council and
action be taken in the case of each.
The first and most important of
these is President Little's proposed
investigation by Federal agents of
alleged violations of the prohibi-
tion law by fraternities. The other
is the question of holding closed
fraternity parties on the Saturday
nights following football games.
It is perhaps too much to expect
that the Inter-fraternity council
will in the course of a single meet-
ing be able to act upon any two
questions of interest but certainly
there is no apparent reacon for
such a difficulty. And there is ev-
ery reason to urge that body to{

Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to be brief,
confining themselves to less thanc300
words ii possible. Anonymous com-
munications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be rgearded as confidential, upon re-
quest. Letters published should not be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of the, Daily.
Republicans, by way of call-
ing attention to the economy of
the present administration and
contrasting it with what might
happen under Smith, have pointed
with mixed horror and alarm at
the gubernatorial expense account
of New York state for the past ten
Statistics, those convincing and
superbly misleading arguments of
political stumpers, have been drag-
ged forth to prove that taxes in the
Empire state have doubled under
Smith, and half a billion in bonds
have been saddled by him on the
The half billion in bonds is the
biggest source of heat under the
pay-as-you-go Republican collar.
Here we encounter the supreme in-
difference, or if this be slander,
the apparent apathy of the Repub-
lian party toward the public wel-
fare of New York. Stump speak-
ers for the grand old party hesi-
tate to examine the necessity for
and the business acumen behind
these bonds.
Republicans, of course, can dis-
pute the protection of human life
as a function of government, and
they can campaign against the
elimination of grade crossings by
defeating Smith on the ground
that he is a spender, but if they tell
the people the whole story they
will not collect many votes. Three
hundred million dollars worth of
bonds were issued in 1925 for the
sole purpose of eliminating grade
Other funds derived from bond
issues' have been devoted to con-
structing a mammoth psychiatric
institute to care for the insane and
feeble minded, prisons to house an
increased prison population of
2,000-a post-war heritage-parks
and parkways for the recreation
and health of New York's city

usc A Drama sannan..........aaaua nuao
By D. B. Hempstead, Jr..^
Wide and varied has been the
comment upon that mechanical
contrivance of recent birth know n Oat " a h ee f ioR SW
as the "Vitaphone." The function d 4J N .LALL ~ 7J--
of the apparatus is the synchron-
ization of reproduced sound with
actions of the characters on the _
screen. At the present time there
are manifold imperfections con-
nected with it which lessen the ef-n s
ficacy, if any, of the illusion. How-
ever it is not rabid optimism to'
assume that these imperfections you of the superiority of
will eventually be overcome. Some
devotees of tha celluloid have ven-
tured the opinion that Vitaphone
is simply another way of spelling V aer ic e
the doom of legitimate drama. 1_ 1)V-
This idea,, in our, estimation, is
one of the most insane ever con-
ceived, and with our customary in-soweean
testinal fortitude we take this op--
portunity of advancing the con - to you to come n V our
toyo t om advisit ou
viction that if the Vitaphone con- -/
tinues to do what it has thus far
done, it will not be long until that pant and see for yourse
element of the great American
public which a few years ago for- what modern equipment, -
sook the galleries of the legitimate
theatres for the front rows of the p nstak g methods, and
movie emporiums, will gladly and
even hurriedly return to the for- skilled workers can accom-
The Vitaphone brings to the _ lsh
movies the one thing for which
they have no use i. e., the human
The reason that moving pictures P o
have proven so profitable for the
ex-peddlers who produce them, is
because the movies place absolute- -
ly no strain on the mental facul-
ties, such as they are, of their audi-
ences. The movie patron has nothE
ing to do but sink into his seat,
open his mouth, and watch. On
the other hand it does require w
some cerebral activity to assimilate
dramatic dialogue, and if the czars =
of the "dumb drama" make this
collossal demand of their public
they will completely obviate the U-ND Y o-
appeal once held by their product.
The Vitaphone, for all its ingen-
uity, can never bring to us the tan-
gible real personality of the actor LIBERTY AT FIFTH
as the stage can and does do. It -
deprives us of one of the greatest
pleasures to be found, that of ex-
periencing an actual, existing per--
sonality reach out over the foot-
lights and become a part of us, we 1
part of it.
If the progress of the Vitaphone
is ideal and leaves to its origina-
tors nothing to be desired the time
may come when it will be possible
to produce a sensible, artistically
capable play but only by hiring
directors, and playing a LEGITI-
MATE drama. When this is done
what twill they have accomplished?
Simply this-they will be doing
poorly what the legitimate stage "
does insuperably well. The very
idea thumbs its nose at the *
thought of itself. True enough it
would be and is interesingtoher
singers, speakers, and orchestras
through this medium but there its
value ends. Even the funniest of
legitimate comedians are pathetic-
ally unfunny on the Vitaphone.
Artistically the moving pictures
have a function, a function how-
ever which they are net, on the
whole, fulfilling. Their realm is
because of its physical limitations. S

The movies can secure scenic ef-
fects impossible to the stage. Fan-
tasies and fairy tales could be
beautifully told. Recall "Peter
Pan," "The Thief of Bagdad," and Thet*e British
others of a somewhat similar na- choice the and
ture, that is the sort of thing in
which moving pictures can achieve American markets is avail-
consummate artistry. It is in that
field that their true potentialities able in our shoe department
exist. The fact that they are ne-




"Who's mighty?"
* * *
thanks be that there
of them.
* * *

aren't more

'here is little need to propound
arguments for and against the
proposals. Federal investiga.
i of any possible liquor viola-
is among the fraternities shoulc
'dly need support; and surely
experiences of the past yeai
e demonstrated the desirabil-
of orderly closed parties on the
hits following football games.
only question seems to be that
action. And 'in that field the
er-fraternity council has all too
mn been notoriously slow.
idiana plays in Ann Arbor next
urday and a number of frater-
es are desirous of holding par-
after the game. Campus and
ernity opinion 'have already en-
sed the move. Nothing further
be done until some action is
en by the council. That action
t be taken today if the parties
med for this week-end are to


AND SOME RUN who don't even
have records at all.
BUT WHO CARES about that
anyway? DID you notice the!
M. T. A. is approaching?
* * *
THAT SOUNDS like Michigan
Teachers' association, and we'll bet
that's just what it is. Don't be
surprised if you see that they
come sometime.
* * *.'
* * *
WHAT CAN THAT possibly be?
Maybe it means that the Michigan
Team'S Awful!
* * *
BUT THEY DIDN'T have to print
bills to let the people know about
* * *

There should be still less cause
r discussion as to proper enforce-
ent of the prohibition laws, and
ompt action may result in even
eater benefit to the campus. Dis-
ssion of the subject has reached
place where endorsement by the
ter-fraternity council would be
F the utmost significance, and
ith an ever possible modification
the auto ban to be considered,
-operation with the University
esident in as logical and deserv-
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dwellers, schools which are reflec- G. F. K., THE author of the frosh 'glected by the great producing
ted in a doubled high school popu- froth stuff printed a few days ago, companies is not odd. What could
lation under Smith, twenty millions felt like] passing his double "o" one expect from an industry whose
to stamp out tuberculosis on dairy again and so here goes. virtuosos are ex-shoe clerks and
farms, and an enlargement of the * * * whose ruling powers are ex-pants
public health nursing force from "YOU'D THINK we could afford repairers.
500 to 1,200. Deaths in rural dis- a new pillar next to the Library in- If this state of affairs continues
tricts from causes connected with not many moons will have waxed
childbirth were decreased a third would like to stand "Spendthrift and waned until M. Zukor and
during Smith's regime. Cal" and his Washington Republi- others of his kind will have to sell
If you can get a Republican to cans. In 1920, it may be significant their controlling interest in the
admit the desirability of these im- to note, the Republican platform Western hemisphere, learn the
provements inaugurated by Smith, promised a broad and comprehen- English language, and go back to
he will stick stubbornly to his sive development of the nation's work.
point that they should have come waterways. Nothing was done stead of that old busted one."
more slowly and been paid for out about until 1924, when the Re-
of taxes. On the other hand the publican platform promised an- "DO THE ARCHITECTURAL stu-
Smith reasoning is that the mini- other broad and comprehensive "AL
mum life of the improvements paid development of the nation's wa- dents have to spend all their time
for with bonds is 100 years. They terways with special reference to studying figures on Martha Cook?"
will be giving service to the public the upper Mississippi and the St.
long after the bonds have been re- Lawrence route to the sea. A close "QUAINT, ISN'T it, the campus
tired. Then why shnld the nreent sp nxnh o nnmPCCinna - nr custom of awaking so late a malted

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