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THE MICHIGAN DAIL

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Published every morning except Monday
during the University year by the Board inI
Control of Student Publh-aticons,
Member of Western Conf-rcnce Editorial
Association.
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dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
credited in this paper and t'te local news pub-
lished herein.1
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Michigan, as second class matter. Special rate
of postage granted by Third Assistant Post-
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Offices: Ann Arbor Press Building, May-
nard Stree,.
Pnones: Editorial, 4925; Busnes% 21214.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone 4925
MANAGING EDITOR
KENNETH G. PATRICK
Editor......................Paul J. 'Kern
City Editor.. ..,,...........Nelson J. Smith
News Editor.. .......Richard C. Kurvink
Sports Editor...............Morris uinn'
Women's Editor............,Sylvia S. Stone
Editor Michigan Weekly.. J. Stewart Hooker
Music and Drama......... .. R. L. Askren
AssistantCity Editor.... Lawrence R. Klein
Night Editors
Clarence N. Edelson Charles S. Monroe
Joseph E. Howell Pierce Rop-.nberg
onald J. Kline George E. Simons
George C. Tilley
Reporters
Paul L. Adams Ruth Kelsey
Morris Alexander Donald E. Laynan
Esther Anderson C. A. Lewis
C. A. Askren Leon Lyle
Bertram Askwith Marian MacDonald
Fenelon Boesche H-enry Merry
Louise tehymer N. S. Pickard
Arthur Bernstein William Post
Isabel Charles Victor Rabinowitz
L. R. Chubb John T. Russ
Laura Codling Harold Saperstein
Prank E. Cooper Rachel Shearer
Helen Domine Howard Simon
Edward Efroymson Robert L. Sloss
Douglas Edwards Arthur R. Strubel
Valborg Egeland Beth Valentine
Robert J. Feldman Gurney Williams
Marjorie Follmer Walter Wilds
Oscar Fuss Ed ward Weinman
William Gentry Robert Woodroofe
Tom Gillett Joseph A. Russell
Lawrence Hartwig Cad well Swanson
Willis Jones A. Stewart
Richard Jung Edward L. Warner Jr.
Charles R. Kaufman Cleland Wyllie
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from the audience. It is well-
known locally that most of these
are unmeant as real criticism of
matters dramatic, but visiting
vaudeville artists are unaware of
this and take the vulgar greetings
at heart. Thus, the best acts do
not always come to play the
boards here just because of this
unnecessary hullabaloo.
It has been proven time and time
again that the local school child-
ren are far more to blame than the
University students. In their
eagerness to be like big brother,
they overstep the bounds of prop-
riety and wisdom, and make them-
selves nuisances. Not that Uni-
versity students are blameless;
they started the thing and have
not yet finished to add their foolish
noise and childish acts to the en-
semble.
The stigma cast upon the Uni-
versity students by the overeager
and overstressed imitations of the
Ann Arbor youth is uncalled for
and a distinct handicap in booking
the better acts for this town.
There are times when some of
the acts should hear from the aud-
ience. Some are frankly terrible
by any standard. On the other
hand, local audiences are never
niggardly with their applause when
it is merited. The latter is forgot-
ten, however, when the former
looms. And it is not the fault of the
group which brings in most of the
money to the box-office. As soon
as the few students, after whom
the high and grade school children
pattern, cease their troublesome
and futile criticisms, the sooner
Ann Arbor and the University resi-
dents will have better entertain-
ment from the vaudeville circuits.
"PASSING THE BUCK"
Michigan ranks without question
as one of the largest universities in
the country. Each fall its football
team plays at least five and some-
times six games in Ann Arbor.
Each of these games as well, as the
contests in other cities, are feature
attractions on the athletic sched-
ule of Michigan's opponents. Every
visiting team that plays in the
Michigan stadium comes backed by
a host of well wishers. Always
there is numbered among this
group at least one cheer leader and
it is not uncommon to see from
three to five such in the opposing
ranks. And it is /indeed seldom
when a Michigan opponent fails to
bring its band to Ann Arbor.
In addition to the games which
the Varsity plays here, there are
always two and usually three grid-
iron contests played in other stad-
iums. These games are always of
the first rank and draw the largest
attendances that the seating ca-
pacity of those stadiums will allow.

Irving Binzer
Mary Chase
J eanette Dale.
ernor Davis
i leh':n Geer
Kasper Halverson
Jack Horwitch

Assistants
George R. Hamilton
Dix Humphrey
Bernard Larson.
Leonard Littleiohn
Carl Schemm
Robert Scoville

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1928
Night Editor-JOSEPH E. HOWELL
"THE INTERFRATERNITY
COUNCIL MET"
In accordance with usual cus-
tom, the interfraternity council
passed another resolution last
night. They met with the main
purpose of acting upon President
Little's request for cooperation to
c 'aalar athnrii brou nht

Music And Drama
ROSA PONSELLE CONCERT
By Paul L. Adams
With an artistry of voice, per-
sonality, and acting which it is
seldom the privilege of an Ann Ar-
bor audience to hear, Rosa Ponselle
breezed her way into the hearts
of music lovers last night in a con-
cert which will be memorable as
one of the high lights of the sea-
son.
The arias from "Cavatina" and
"Carmen" were undoubtedly the
climax of the program, exhibiting,
as they did, the range, power, and
voice control which she possesses,
and which, linked with her power
to give her listeners the mood of
what she is doing by her dramatic
ability, are artistry of the highest
type. Miss Ponselle's voice is one
of exceptional power and range,
and, as if bent upon showing this,
the followed a splendid rendition
of "Cavatina" with the famous
"Habanera," written for a con-
tralto.
Miss Ponselle's opening aria was
well calculated to win her listen-
ers, and make them forget the
slight air of staginess with which
she entered. It combined an ex-
quisiteness of interpretation with a
voice even in the lower registers
where one cannot help but feel
that a slight throatiness in the ton-
al quality is an added charm rather
than defect.
The only disappointing feature
of the evening was the piano
groups by Mr. Ross. His work as
an accompanist is praiseworthy,
but he is not a successful perfor-
mer alone. His numbers were all
transcriptions with one exception,
and his execution was hardly in-
spiring.
Miss Ponselle's last group held a
surprise element in her pianissimo
singing which was well done, and
unusual for one with her robust-
ness of voice. Her singing of "In-
vocation to Eros" showed what an
artist can do with a mediocre
piece.
* * *
MORE TALK ON THE
VITAPHONE
By Bert Askwith
In his rather rabid and excitable
discourse 'on the Vitaphone and
motion pictures in general in
Tuesday's Daily, Mr. Hempstead
seems to have been carried away
by the relentless fervor of his en-
ergetic crusade, or rather tirade,
against a talking screen. Not con-
tent with denouncing all film pro-
ducers as illiterate ex-pants re-
pairers, he even attacks the men-
tal capacities of we patrons of
Baron Butterfield.
In addition Mr. Hemstead con-
siders himself the discoverer of the
one and only way to reap mone-
tary harvest in the movie industry
-namely, by eliminating every
trace of mental stimulation from
films in order to prevent the fatal
"celebral activity" by the "open-
mouthed patrons of the front rows
of our movie emporiums."' Un-
doubtedly he refuses to recognize
the fact that "The Way of All
Flesh (an M. Zukor production
incidentally) was one of the big-
gest money-makers the film in-
dustry ever turned out, as was "The
Ten Commandments" (another M.

Zukor production) and "Wings"
(still another M. Zukor production)
and "The Last Command" (also
produced by M. Zukor) and "A Kiss
for Cinderella" (M. Zukor produc-
tion), etc. Whoever states that
such motion pictures as those no-'
ted above (and countless more
could be named) are lacking in ar-
tistic merit is rather befoggled by
a surplus of H20 or' as current col-
loqualism would have it-"all wet."'
As regards to the superiority of
the stage over the screen, it is a
matter of common knowledge that
so much of the current (il) legi-
mate drama is fully of smutty situ-
ations that motion pictures pro-
ducers would never attempt the
filming of big box-office hits like
"The Shanghai Gesture," "Dia-
mond Lil," and others of the same
ilk.
Of course, all legitimate drama
doesn't consist of bedroom farces.
But neither do all motion pictures
lack artistic merit. There's a per-,
petual niche in the Hall of Worth-
while Entertainment reserved for
legitimate drama, and there's also"
one for the motion picture. And
even regardless of that fact, in this
supposedly tolerant age, there1
should be room for all forms of
decent, clean, and wholesome en--l
tertainment whether it comes, over
the fotolightsrt through the pro-
innin .- - .ira - ,,, of + - 7 A

* * *
"I REALLY CAN'T see where
this new bird is any improvement
over 'Hard-boiled Harvey'; he lets
you sob out your story and make
big tearful eyes at him and then
chirps, 'NO!' altogether unmoved-
like.
"IT MEANS THE same; the only
difference is that the Gorilla used
to shout it at you.
* * *
"AND THEN THIS 'likker' situa-
tion. Boy-there won't be much
of a kick to this year's football sea-
son.
* * *
"WE INNOCENTS CAN get along
all right, but the old-timers will
need a lot of STRONG STUFF be-
fore they are able to kid themselves
into thinking they are watching a
real Michigan team work.
"SHAbES OF YOST'S 'point-a-
minute' outfits! Next they'll stop
the players from drinking or sew
lace on the players' moleskins.
S* * *
"OR HAVE THEY done so al-
ready?
* * *
"NO DOUBT THE Wesleyan
Bishops are correct in claiming
that good always conquers bad.
"ON WITH THE investigation-
let's be good!"
* * *
MAY WE INTERRUPT Sour Sue,
just to say that it will be unnec-
essary when we play (toy with,
you know) Illinois. There's a place
where men are men and look like
devils. They act like them, too, on
south campus there.
ANOTHER MISFORTUNE
BEFALLS VICE SQUAD
OF COURSE YOU all remember
when 'Hard-boiled' Harvey ran his
Packard into the ditch last year.
* * *
SOUR SUE REPORTS this fol-
lowing playlet:
* * *
SCENE-SOUTH U.
Time-11 O'clock Other Night
BUSINESS-The Rev. Dr. Rea
demonstrates the proper method of
changing a tire in 39 minutes while
350 potential violators of the Auto-
mobile Act of 1927 look on. Were
they chuckling? No!
* *
Deacon Rea (blowing his clarion
whistle fiercely for his watchdogs,
Gump and Ken)-"oh, pshaw!"
(You see he doesn't know that Ken
is flattening one of the Michigan's
cushions while Honest Andy is re-
clining beneath a boulevard elm,
sending saw-buzz snores skyward.)
Sour Sue-"Great party, Deacon
Rea. Please invite us again to
your next little blowout."
WE HAD TO censor part of that
play because we wanted some
room to tell about the great senior
elections which ended in a 201-201
tie.
RIGHT UPON that great battle
in the senior law class which end-
ed in a 51-50 verdict, we must say
that at least the boys aren't cheat-
ing as well this year.
*W j a-
NOT AS WELL, just a little bet-

ter.
SOME OF THE boys around here
have a great political future behind
them.
JUST IMAGINE WHAT a fellow
who's even better than C. Cathcart
Smutz was could do out in politics.
* * *
SUE HAS A lot more to say about
the drum-majors, past and future,
and we invite you to watch for her
next offering. There'll be more, of
course, won't there.
* * *
NOW THIS renorta anothmr of

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THIS IS JUST by the way of in-
troduction: whosoever she may be,
and would certainly like to find out
(how about it), the girl's clever.
* * *
"A TIP TO the federal sleuths-
the new assistant to the Dean has
been drunk for three weeks now.
His is the only true case of 'auto-
intoxication' that has even been
seen on campus.

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here to investigate the liquor situ- But each year, oddly enough, a stiff
ation on campus. Big things were I campaign, borne usually by the
expected, especially in view of the alumm, is necessary before it is a
results of the alumni meeting in certainty that one Michigan cheer
Detroit the night before, but the leader will go to each of the games
usual resolution was passed and the played away from Ann Arbor.
usual committee appointed. This yeear, the Varsity makes
usual resolution wapassed an e but two trips and as usual the
heoutionuggvoredb then-utalumni groups are having to make
vestigation assuggested by the considerable effort before they can
President, but asked that the sur- be certain that funds will be avail-
Univeyng parties be chosen by the able to send just one cheer leader
Univeity administration and a to those games. In addition, the
committee from the council. They band will be able to finance but
avoided the issue of the Federal of- one trip this fall and that to Co-
filumrs. Instead of coming out bold-f lumbus.
ly as might be expected of such a T -d
representative and "important" There are some advantages
body, and either supporting or which might be secured for the
withholding support from the University if she could always be
President's scheme, they beat assured that she would be repre-
nsented at least by cheer leaders,
around the bush, passed a resolu- and more desirably by the band, at
tion, appointed a committee, and out of town games which seem too
proceeded with other business. The obvious to mention. At the same
committee has to report to the time, a disadvantage bordering
council before taking any definite almost on insult, is to be noted if
action; what good that may do is Apposing schools are allowed to feel
to be seen. Certainly, at this par- that Michigan so lightly regards
ticular time, the council showed thas fthat sh l t even
itself to be lacking in fortitude. them as foes that she will not even
The- Interfraternity council is concern herself by sending a cheer
composed of representatives from leader to their games.
local fraternity 'houses. While it It is the general policy of the
does not represent the majority of Athletic association, however, to
students on campus, it does rep- let such things take care of them-
resent the best-organized group selves with the obvious result that
and the one that is most vitally Michigan's best reputation is oft-
concerned with the question at en endangered if not actually
hand. harmed.
The council had within its grasp
a chance to take a place in campus Ca'1 p On
life it has long sought-that of a C
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