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ws Editor,... ........ .Richard C. Kurvink
rts Editor.................Morris Quinn
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tor Michigan Weekly....J. Stewart Hooker
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istant City Editor..''Lawrence R. Klein
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George C. Tilley

due to sheer error.
It must be discouraging for those
persons who are attempting to run
smooth and honest elections to
find that when fraud is not allowed
to run its unmolested course under
the surface it is sure to crop out in
some apparent manner. Politicians
will naturally spread stories about
official corruption after every elec-
tion-especially the defeated ones.
They need these stories-to pro-'
tect their own reputations (If any).

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Music And Drama



ul T. Adams
orris Alexander
ther Anderson
A. Askren
!rtram AskWith'
!nelon Boesche
Aise Behymer
thur Bernstein
abel Charles
R. Chubb
.ura Codling
"ank -9. Cooper
len Domine
dward Efroymson
uglas Edwards
lborg Egeland
bert J. Feldman
ariorie Follimer
car Fuss
illiam Gentry
)m Gillett
wrence Hartwig
illis Jones
chard Jung
tarles R.Kaufman

Ruth Kelsey
Donald E. Layman
C. A. Lewis
Leon Lyle
Marian MacDonald
Henry Merry
Nl. S. Pickard
William Post
Victor Rabinowitz
John. T. Russ
Harold Saperstein
Rachel Shearer
Howard Simon
Robert L. Sloss
Arthur R. Strube]
Beth Valentine
Gurney Williams
Walter Wilds
Edward Weinman
Rohert: Wnoodro,)fr
foseph 1. lRussell
Cadwell Swarson
A. Stewart
Edward L. Warner Jr.
Cleland Wyllie

By action of the Student Council,
Wednesday night, two dollars is to
be added to the senior class dues
for each student, to cover the cost
of one year's subscription to the
Michigan Alumnus, the weekly
magazine of the University of
Michigan Alumni association.
One of the difficulties in keeping
contact between the university and
its graduates in the past has been
the fact that these graduates after!
leaving school have had very little
opportunity to get news concern-
ing Michigan and her activities.
The Michigan Alumnus, official or-
gan of the alumni organization,
has been in existence since 1894
when it was founded by Alvick A.
Pearson, '94, and since that time
has carried to the few alumni sub-
scribers all the big news' on the
campus and the alumni. Although
several attempts have been made
to interest the seniors in consider-
ing subscriptions before they grad-
uated, nothing conclusive has been
done until the recent action on the
part of the Student Council which
makes the subscription fee a neces-
sary part of the class dues.
The suggestion was taken up im-
mediately by the council and acted
upon favorably. The alumni associ-
ation is strongly backing the idea
and only one act remains to make
the plan successful in its entirety.
It is now up to the present senior
class and all future senior classes
to pay their class dues which will
only amount to about five dollars
including the subscription, faith-
fully and promptly, so that during
the entire first year after they have
left Ann Arbor they will have an
opportunity to read of Michigan
and their friends among the alum-
ni, and keep in constant touch with
their Alma Mater, as well as to give
the Alumni association a chance to
keep track of its recent graduates,,

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That Student Council gets our
goat, even worse than Sour Sue
does. Last night we had a wonder-
ful crack about the Student Coun-
cil, and then the editor, who, by
the way, happens to be Council
president, cut it from the column.
Oh, well, a guilty conscience needs
no accuser.
* * *
But from now on, Rolls will
maintain a determined and
vigorous policy against the
Council. The desecration to our
sacred column shall not go un-
avenged. And when that half-.
baked organization feels the
full force of a thwarting in-
fluence like the Rolls column,
it will naturally evaporate,
being of a decidedly wet nature.{
* * *
One thing in favor of the Coun-
cil. When The Daily plays the
Union in football this morning
there will be a Student Council
president in the lineup. Then, if
the score at the final gun is against
us, we can demand a recount and
win easily.
* * *
It wouldn't be a bad idea to
have the Council members as
official scorers at all our foot-
ball games. We probably would
win a Conference title this
* * *
Isn't it queer that a man writing
for Rolls will razz the Council to
death, and then, when he becomes
Council president, will not permit
his precious title to be violated?
Better read Browning, Kernel.
"Just for a handful of silver he
left us,
Just for a ribbon to wear on
his coat . ..
* , s
In support of Al. Smith, we
might say that some very
handsome memorials have been
erected to men who would have
ruined the country if they had
been elected, and didn't and
were, respectively.
* * I
There have been so many im-
provements in war methods since
1918 that some of the generals and
admirals would like a chance to try
them out.
People should realize that
persons and institutions writ-!
ten about in Rolls are satirized
in merely a joking manner.
There is nothing in the pur-
pose or practice of Rolls that
is intentionally vicious or nasty.
The purpose of Rolls is to poke
good, -clean, kindly fun. Aside
from that there is no ulterior
motive underlying its existence.
* * *
The New York budget for the
year is totale4 at 539 millions of
dollars. Gosh, and here we wrote
home for an extra five dollars this
* S s
A man 80 years of age mar-
ried yesterday for the second
time within seven months. He
begged the license board not to
tell the newspapers.
Oh, of course not. We bet
his parents objected.
* * *
Our own President Little has
left for Canada to represent the
American universities at an inter-
national meet. Probably very soon
all the European universities will

have auto bans.
* * *
After Thursday night's per-
formance, we suggest that
Vachel Lindsay be made a
member of the cheer leading
* * *

ack Hr . Ca ovihem

Yesterday afternoon the Senate
Committee on Student Affairs, aft-
er a session lasting more than two
hours, decided that the presidential
election of the junior class of the
College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts should be held over. The
decision was reached not because
the all-powerful faculty and stu-
dent body believed that there was
anything in the slightest way
questionable' about the handling of
the election on the part of the
Student Council, but because it felt
that there was not conclusive evi-
dence to prove that either of the
two candidates for the office of
junior class president had actually
been elected. (Each candidate held
the advantage of one counting of
the votes).
Without a doubt wild rumors,
loosely circulated by persons who
need to circulate them to protect
their own reputations, can do much
to damage the reputation of a class
and its elections. Without any
doubt there are innumerable at-
tempts to "get by" with off-color
tactics in every class election, for
it has been done so many times
that it has become a University
tradition. It is literally true, for
instance, that within the past four
years at least two literary class
presidents have owed their election
to the casting of upwards of 150
Illegitimate ballots before the elec-
tion ever started. At least four
more have owed their offices in
large measure to several hundred
votes cast by students not mem-
bers of their classes. Need any
further evidence be presented as to!
the character of campus political
For one of these factions to call
another crooked is for the potato
to call the kettle black, and to ac-
complish nothing. Rather than
bring out any more of the truth
than is necessary about themselves,'
they both seem to prefer accusa-
Mons of innocent third parties. That
the reports emanating from the
centers of these political machines
are all colored and mostly false is
only to be expected. That these.
rumors accuse men who can have
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60 per cent of whose address are
usually lost during the first year.
A week ago today, Indiana's All-
American college band visited Ann
Arbor. Acknowledged to be one of
the best in the country, it clearly
and impressively demonstrated its
superiority over the Michigan band
which was attempting to parade on
the same field.
It is hardly necessary to compare
the two organizations. It is suffi-
cient to remark that the Michigan
band was by no means a credit to
the University in that demonstra-
tion and it may readily be sus-
picioned that there will be other
occasions this year when some er-
ror in marching or formation will
make it appear an extremely ama-
teurish and high schoolish organ-
The existance of such a situation
is almost incredible. Its presence
here can hardly be said to be due
to a lack of ability or to the im-
possibility of securing either capa-
ble leaders or equally capable men
That it does exist must be admitted,
although in the same breath it
should be deplored.
As a single instance, the Indiana
R. 0. T. C. organization with a paid
band assures the Hoosier university
that she will have an organization
which will fittingly represent her
at all times. The fact that the
band receives a certain compensa-
tion for its work makes it possible
for the directors to require atten-
dance at practice drills and as a
result sufficient time is put in each
week during, the football season
so that the band formations are
never haphazardly done, or mis-
done, before thousands of specta-
It has been repeatedly suggested
although without apparent success
that some such system of compen-
sation be employed to assure Mich-
igan ,of a first rate band ready to
perform creditably at all times.
The most logical solution for the
situation here appears to be the
offering of credit to band members.
Such a proposal, guaranteeing,
as it would, attendance at practices
and formation drills, has a great
deal to commend it. Michigan
bands would receive sufficient

Comedy Club plans for the week
beginning October 30 to stage a
show which will provide nearly
three hours of thrilling amuse-
ment through the almost fantastic
involutions of political intrigue as
it is fought out between the fas-
cinating characters of diplomatic
representatives of England, France,
Germany and Russia, and assisted
by a "scheming mother," the Mar-
quise de Roi-Zares, who has not only
a beautiful daughter to dispose ofI
but a few hundred thousand of ri-
fles to sell from a warehouse in
England which is the subject of
much international scepticism.
The setting of the whole imbro-
glio is in the luxurious hotel suite
which La Marquise has taken in
Monte Carlo. In the heavy atmos-
phere of hectic sporting circles, the
intrigue is conducted with the
glittering polish of European civili-
zation, which gives rise to scenes
of brilliant irony and penetrating
satire. The final scene, however,
shifts to the British embassy in
Paris for the extraordinarily subtle
ending which caps an impressive
emotional scene between the daugh-
ter of a Spanish Grandee and a
young British attache who is torn
between love and the crushing duty
of his diplomatic position.
Victorien Sardou, author of this
classic example of the drama of in-
trigue, comes rather at the end of
that school of French writers who
aimed to entertain by creating com-
plexities of plot in the Scribean
tradition. These men were not in-
terested in depicting the drama of
psychological struggle, as was Ibsen.
Their drama is in the externals.
The characters they used were rich,
full-blooded, but they did not grow
so out of the progress of the play.
They were so in the beginning.
Sardou, during a life of extraordin-
ary activity, produced some fifty-
seven plays, of which the greater
numbers were highly successful in
Paris during their vogue from 1870
to 1905. He attempted drama of
all kinds with varying degrees of
success, but his greatest ability lay
in satire which he pointed to a
highly polished instrument of social
torture. He was also a witty writer
of light comedy, and an almost per-
fect deviser of plots which, given
the ordinary technique of stage
business, would carry themselves
1 regardless of the "lines."
Curiously enough, the plot of
"Diplomacy" which involves the
loss of a secret document was dis-
covered, shortly after the play had
had a successful run in Paris, to
have been almost exactly dupli-
cated in real life by the schemings
of the Foreign Minister of France.
Sardou's contribution to the the-
ater, outside of his work as a play-
wright, lies in the field of produc-
tion. Previous to his time the the-
ater had been so engrossed in the
traditional methods of representa-
tion-as is seen in extreme by the
Shakespearian custom of scenery
painting by words alone-that ef-
forts at realism were not con-
sidered quite "proper." But Sardou,
having created his plays with a
great deal of incidental atmos-
phere, demanded that every effort
be made to reproduce for the audi-
ence the fullest illusion possible of
the scene in which he had layed his

story. The consequence of this was
that realistic sets were built, accu-
rate to the smallest detail, and the
costumes of the players were those
which characters in real life were
accustomed to be seen in. Sardou
is often called the progenitor of
the modern realistic technique in
the French theatre, and in his own
lifetime was the guide of Sir Henry
Irving in the matter of production
The cast which Comedy Club
have selected includes:
La Marquise de Roi-Zares......
...................Pauline Jacobs
Dora, her daughter-.............
. .. . Lillian Setchell
Julian Beauclerc, her lover... .
.......... Charles Peake
Henry Beauclerc, his older
brotheru.........Robert Adams
Count Orloff....Thurston Thieme
Countess Zicka..............
.Lorinda McAndrews
Baron Stein ........ George Preihs
Lady Henry.. ..Elizabeth McCurdy
Algy Fairfax......George Johnson
Sec. to Henry Beauclerc........
.....Tom Yates
Mion, maid to la MarquiseY.....
.Leone Lee
Direction, by Phyllis Loughton and

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The, Harvard faculty has en-
dorsed Al Smith. Wonder what the
trouble is at Harvard, a Federal in-
vestigation there, too?
** *
The faculty, it seems, likes
the action Al has displayed and
they deplore the fifth year's
inaction of the Republican re-
How about Harvard's 200th
* * *
Woman Vanishes On Eve Of
Opera Trial.
-Newspaper headline.
That's nothing, the entire opera
cast here passes out on the first

T HAT'S the telephone "Hello" in Madrid. In London, it's "Are
you there?" But in many foreign countries, Americans find a
universal language in the telephone salutations. It's good old
"Hello"-a subtle tribute to the fact that the telephone is an
American invention.
And so it is with elevator service. Even though they say "Diga"
in Spain, the architects of the magnificent new Madrid Telephone
Building unhesitatngly said "Otis" because Spai demanded the
last word in elevators. You will find in Madrid the same type of Sig,
nal Control Elevators that are now installed in those monumental
telephone buildings in America, in New York, Cleveland, St. Louis


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