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Fr 9Iirl$tpu BMW,
isheo every mhorning except Monday
the Cniver, ity year by the Board in
I of Stu,#'bnt Publications.
iber of western Confence Editorial
Associated Press is exclusively en-
to the use for republication of all news
hes credited to it nr not otherwise
d in this paper and the local news pub-
red at the posto!ace at Ann Arbor,
an, as second class matter. Special rate
tage granted by Third Asistant Post-
cription by carrier, $4.oo; by mail,
e: Ann Arbor Press Building, May.
es: Editorial, 4925; Busneaq, i2i:.,.
Telephone 4925
..... ..r...Paul J. Kern
.........................Pa 1J en
:ditor...............NelsonSmi. Sth
Editor...... .....Richard C. Kurvink
,Editor..................gorris uinn
n's Editor..,..........Sylvia S. Stone
Michigan Weekly... J. Stewart Hooker
and Drama.... .........R. L. Askren
ut City Editor....Lawrence R. Klein
Night Editors
ce N. Edelson Charles S. Monroe
. Howell Pierce Ro-mnberg
J. Kling George B. Simone
George C. Tilley

aul L. Adams
orris Alexander
sther Anderson
.A. Askren
ertram Askwith
ouise 'Behymer
rthur Bernstein
eton C. Bovee
abel Charles
.R. Chubb
ank E. Cooper
elen Domine
ouglas Edwards
alborg Egeland
hbert J. Feldman
:arjorie Follmer
illiam Gentry
awrence Hartwig
chard Junk
harles R. Kaufmao
uth Kelsey
onald 1~. Layman

C. A. Lewis
Marian MacDonald
Henry Merry
N. S. Pickard
Victor Rabinowitz
Anne Schell
Rachel Shearer
Robert Silbar
Howard Simon.
Robert L. Sloss
Arthur R. Strubel
Edith Thomas
Beth Valentine
Gurney Williams
Walter Wilds
George E. Wohlgemuth
Robert Woodroofe
Toseph A. Russell
Cadwell Swanson
A. Stewart
Edward L. Warner Jr.
Cleland Wyllie

been distinctly humorous; no con-
structive suggestion has been made
or thought given to an obvious
error in our modern life.
But now the lesson has been
brought home. Last Sunday, a
Northwestern student, and mem-
ber of the football squad, John
Acher, was shot down for no rea-
son at all by an unidentified assail-
ant. Acher and a younger brother
were celebrating the victory of
Saturday, early Sunday morning.
Driving along one of the main high-
ways near which is reputed to be
the hangout of Al Capone's gang,
their car scraped fenders with an-
other, and both stopped. Two
men, believed to be gangsters,
leaped out from the other car, and
after an argument, one drew a gun
and shot Acher twice, wounding
him seriously. The two men then
The boy shot was a college stu-
dent. Evidently he had done noth-
ing whatsoever even to require
drawing of a firearm. In a fist
fight he might have had a chance,
but he was defenceless for gun
play. There Is no humor for college
students in this. The conditions
in Chicago have been brought home
directly, since one of their own class
has been the victim.
Fun has been poked at the open-
ness of crime in Chicago. Jokes
have been written about the way in
which gunmen wall. without fear
in the sight of the law. Pages have
been filled with wit about bombs,
machine guns, holdups, and assort-
ed crimes. But no constructive ef-
fort has been made from a class
in which lies the future of the
country concerning the solution of
these problems.
The very fact that men carry
conceased weapons without fear of
penalty offers a problem to our
law students. Other attendant
facts have a chance for solution
in our schools. Those out of college
are the ones who must deal di-
rectly with these matters, but the
college-trained have better prepar-
ation and insight.
John Acher will recover and oe
more of a hero than he might ever
have been on the football field. His
case however, has made the colleges
realize that Chicago gunplay is not
all in the humor magazines. It is
realer than most thought, and
something that cannot be solved
by placing a ban on it.

Telephone 21214
ssistant Manager-RA Y MOND WACHTER
Department Managers
dvertising ........Alex K. Scherer
dvertisg ... A. James Jordan
dlvertirx .uCarl W. Hammer
ervice.. ........H.lerbert it. Varnum
irculatiou .Ieorge S. Bradley
counts Lawrence E. Walkley
ulhlicati'is' .R ay M. Hofelic
ving Bin?el Jack Horwic
lonald Blackstone Dix Humphrey
Ury Chase Marion Kerr
anette ale Lillian Kovinky
ernor Davis Bernard Larson
essie Egeland Leonard Littlejohn
elen. Geer Hollister Mabley
nn Goldberg Jack Rose
asiper He~galverson Carl F. Schemm
eorge amilton Sherwood Upton
gnes Herwig Marie Wellstead
Walter Yeagley
Drama 'at Michigan, with em-
hasis on its shortcomings, has long
een a favorite topic. Editorials,
nusic and drama comments, and
iterviews have been added each
ear to the large amount of pre-
'us discussion material concern-
.g the question and its possible
Nevertheless, despite agitation
rom many sides, the situation has
ot been materially changed. Last
reek saw Play Production present
laboratory work to a private audi-
nice. Several weeks ago, Comedy
lub produced a play at Mimes the-
ter. As soon as the Opera is
ver, Mimes will no doubt do sev-
'al plays. Independent effort con-
inues while co-operation seems
arther and farther in the future.
Moreover, suitable facilities for
heatrical work are not found any-
rhere on the campus. Even if co-
peration between the independent
nits were brought about under a
ngle head, there would still re-
iain the problem of finding ade-
uate supplies for the work.
The situation here is not a com-
ion one among Universities. There
re a great number of institutions
L1 over the country having a Uni-
ersity theater which functions as
n influential part of the whole.
arious plans are in operation at
he different schools, but at most,
f them co-operation between all
actors seems to be the key-note
> the entire system in use. True,
ideed, there are other Universi-
es which do not have entirely
tisfactory arrangements regard-
ig play production, but at most
f them, the powers that be are
ot dormant; some progress
>wards a better state of affairs is
eing made.
We are not at this time offering
definite solution to the situation.
ut we do feel that a distant de-
arture is necessary. At any rate,
ie subject should commend itself
those interested in the status of
ie drama at Michigan as worthy
earnest consideration. Within
ie near future, several plans,
ibmitted by persons desirous of
eing a change will be investigated
determine their feasibility. In
e mean-time, serious thought
ith a view to constructive criti-.

We didn't go to hear Graham Mc-
Namee last night. We heard him at
the first Dempsey-Tunney fight,
and what he said sounded like this:
"They'reintoaclinchthey'reo u t o f a
c 11 n chwhatisthematterwith demp-
t e r.o ftheringnowtunneyslipsaright
t o t h e j aw thisisnotthedempseywe
Every five or ten minutes, we
suppose, we would break out
with "this program is being de-
livered to you through the
courtesy of the Oratorical
Association, producers of lec-
tures de luxe."
Ours Is Both Green And Small
LARK: They've got me listed in
the Directory from Michigan in-
stead of from Illinois, where the
governors may be "Small" but at
least they are not "Green." The
only thing that can soothe my
wounded feelings now would be to
get that extree twenty-five berries
back from Treasurer 12-cents-a-
Ask Bert.
A valuable little news item
from Windsor tells us that all
female teachers will be graded.
We might suggest to the board
in control of education in
Windsor that their project is
practically useless. All female
school teachers are of one
A hockey player in Canada was
given two years in jail because he
refused to pay a fine. Just a cheap
* * *
Well,"Frosh, as Rajawer
says, "A sophomore a day
keeps Black Friday away!"
* * *
We view with alarm the fact that
the Women's League bazaar plans
to have "bride score pads" (see
yesterday's Daily) on hand. We
suppose that the man with the most
brides gets the most points. Or
perhaps the bride gets ten points
for a mere wounding, twenty points
for maiming, and fifty points for
an out-right killing.
* FA* *
You, sir, in your multifold
knowledge of all things, what
would YOU do in the case of
Mary Gold?
* * *
We Could Kill Him For You, Sue
We pause to note with pleasure
the last sentence of Herr Herbert
Schwartz' review of the Symphony
"We hope that this very unusual
artist will play here in a recital
shortly, when he may be more ad-
equately appreciated and judged."
" . may be more adequately
judged." That's what we al-
ways hope for whenever we turn
to the fourth page of The Daily.
But when that time comes it will

be a millenium on this campus-
that time of which Kipling spoke'
so feelingly, "when the youngest
critic has died."
Sue Burb.
* * *
The Arkansas evolution act
bans the sale of dictionaries
containing the word evolution.
Did you hear that noise? No,
that was not another Chicago
bombing, that was Noah Web-
ster, Samuel Johnson, Robert
Ingersoll, Charles Darwin, and
What's-his-name Huxley turn-
ing over in their graves.
* * *
The Taoists of China consider
it a sin to criticise the weather and
they believe that continual fault-
finding will be punished in Purga-
tory. That may be true, Taoistians,
but you never have seen any Ann

Mu-ic And Dr .mt


From our special correspondent
in New York, Douglas F. Doubleday
Lit.28, have come reports on "Hot-
bed" the Paul Osburn-University
of Michigan play, which has re-
cently opened. We quote:
"What is likely to cause much
ink-spilling in the near future is
a similarity which "Hotbed" is
alleged to bear to the University
of Michigan and Co. The allega-
tion is quite unfounded, it seems to
me (Heywood Broun hasn't seen it
yet), but many far-seeing persons
will doubtless identify it as a re-
plica of Ann Arbor:
"The evidence pro is; the Rev-
erend's son exclaims, "Oh, boy, I
got a date and it's a one-thirty
night"; same person comes in the
living room singing ". . . and she
couldn't get a (clap, clap) clam!";
same person remarks, "It'll be great
on the boulevard tonight"; offstage
quartet warbles "Fare Thee Well"
on several occasions.
"People will also say, and I
mention these facts so that you
may be among the first to pooh-
bah, that Professor Clark (in the
play) is Prof. Wenley or Bruce
Donaldson, that Rev. Rushbrook is
Rev. Jump, that Willard is G. D.
"A low, academic laugh greeted
many of Prof. Clark's lines. He
says: "It is a rule of the faculty
that professors slur each other be-
hind their backs; and that instruc-
tors slur each other behind their
backs; that is how f they get
to be professors." On another
occasion when a friend says to
Prof. Clark: "Did he?," he answers;
"Well, he did and he didn't.-Par-
don me, I mean he did. I get so
used to answering questions in
Briefly, "Hotbed" deals with the
advent of a moral crusader, Rev.
Rushbrook, who tries to clean up
a university campus. In his pok-
ings around he discovers an affair
between a young instructor and
some unknown girl which he vows
to expose. The girl will not marry;
she prefers to dally because the
man is psychically uncongenial for
anything deeper. In the last scene
Rushbrook's character takes on a
slanting gleam of nobility when he
forces himself to reveal the girl to
the papers as his own daughter.
Critics have damned the play
with faint praise. Too earnest, it is
tilting at bigotry-which the re-
cent election has made boresome.
Reviewed by R. Leslie Askren
The Theater Guild's production
o; Shaw last night was a notable
event in the interpretation of Shav-
ian drama in this locality. And
that not because of the assignment
of the roles to capable actors nor
because of fidelity of production,
but for the quite simple but ex- I
tremely more important combina-
tion of direction and acting, in
units of moods rather than lines.
Shaw's habit of saying odd things
in a much odder way is too often
so disconcerting that the essential

unity of his plays, as it is carried I
in the interplay of moods-con-
ceived in fantasy and delivered by
wit-is lost to the lesser value of
the epigrammatic in his dialogue.
The Theater Guild played him in
a broader vein that subdued his
lines to their proper proportions,
and expressed the moods, with all
their delicacy and brilliance of con-
ception, as a unity.
Credit for acting honors in such
a sincere production is difficult to
distribute. Certainly Elizabeth
Risdon was convincing as Shaw's.
pet scapegoat and yet only love,
the determined idealist, Warburton


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Startling Coat Reductions
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Some young scientist has found
a way to overcome gravity, says
a statement. Does that mean that
now we'll have to go up in the tree
to carry the apples down?
Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to beabrief,
confining themselves to less than 300
words it possible. Anonymous cor-
munications will Ile 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.
To the Editor:
Last week three young students,
quite new to the customs and or-
dinances of the city of Ann Arbor,
were arrested by three policemen
in a small Ann Arbor park for
kicking and catching a football in
a city park. They were taken to
the police magistrate to whom they
plead guilty. The municipal judge
immediately fined them $5.50 each.
No judge in any other city would
have rendered justice in this man-
ner on first charge for a harmless
and non-disturbing offense of the
public peace. I understand that
the citizens of Ann Arbor have
changed since my day, that they
consider the students fair game
from whom to pick shekels and to
browbeat whenever they have oc-
casion-that a student in general
is considered an unwelcome guest
to be tolerated because he is a
source of revenue and nothing else.
As a father, an alumnus, and tax-
paying citizen, I feel that this thing
should be looked after by the stu-
dent council or some other author-
ity. These petty offenses should
not be handled in such a high-
handed manner.
Furthermore, if the city of Ann
Arbor and its authorities' have be-
come quite independent of the stu-
dents and want to persecute them
at every turn and rob them, let
there be a general boycott of all the
merchants by the students. Let
them reduce purchases to a very
low minimum and patronize home
merchants until such time as it
will seem to the city fathers prop-

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digest. All restaurants serve them.



Arbor weather!
We wonder if Mt. Etna'
tion is just a manifesta
jealousy of Aimee S. Mc
tures in London?
-* * *
A news report from o
republic of Chicago states t
535 persons visit the city
ventions every eight mont
brag about that, but howr

Gamble, as the prince of men who
came near making an awful ass
s erup- of himself in the final scene, left'
tion of little to ask for. The "King of
P's lee-
Men," Robert Keith, may well be
buried with the epitaph, "He died,
ur sister wisely, and much too. well." And
hat 727,- for the rest, the honors may well
for con- be called equal, except, perhaps,
ths. Yes,
many get that P. J. Kelly's poor General

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