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Editor.........................Paul J. Kern
City Editor........:::..Richrd..Nelson J. Smith
News Editor.... ... ar C. Kurvink
Sports Editor..................Morris Quinn
Women's Editor............. Sylvia S. Stone
Editor Michigan Weekly.... J. Stewart Hooker
Music and Drama........ ...R. L. Askren
Assistant City Editor......Lawrence R. Klein
Night Editors
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onald J. Klinc George E. Simons
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WaIter Yeagley

practiced this year with practical-
ly no incentive up to this time.
With no coach and no equipment
they have been working in an ef-
fort to give Michigan a good rep-
resentation in a sport which only
last year was elevated to varsity
Fencing has been granted but
one end of the auxiliary gym of
the Intramural building and a few
rubber mats to practice on. More-
,over, it is the only intercollegiate
varsity sport for which the equip-
ment is not supplied.
Fencing, its proponents claim,
develops a bodily grace that no
other sport can give, it requires
endurance, and it is perhaps the
most esthetic of sports, In view
of the interest shown by the per-
severance of the varsity and the
large freshman enrollment in the
last few years there seems to be
little reason why fencing should
not receive the full aid and support
of the University.
When the Senators and Repre-
sentatives who compose the Seven-
tieth Congress assemnble in Wash-
ington for the "lame duck" session
next week, a number of items of
national interest concurrent with
the past electoral campaign will in
all probability occupy the center
of legislative interest to the ex-
clusion of some other matters
which are of equal importance
though hardly of equal interest.
Among' these questions is one
problem which it is most certainly
to be hoped will be placed before
the Congress and definitely set-
tled. That is the question of the
re-apportionment of the House of
Representatives in accordance with
the dicennial census of 1930.
In accordance with the consti-
tution, it is the duty of Congress
to reapportion seats in the House
each ten years following the fed-
eral census. In 1920, however,
Congress overlooked this formality
and as a result at the present time
no re-apportionment has taken
place since the 1910 census.
Failure to carry out this function
has been due largely to the fact
that there is a general objection
to increasing the size of the House
beyond the present total of 435;
and at the same time no congress-
man wishes to vote a fellow rep-
resentative out of office by de-
creasing the representation of any
one state.
As the situation now stands, the
House is entirely too large for the
most effective work and needs to
be reduced in size although the
possibility of such a step is doubt-
ful. At the same time there are
obvicus inequalities in the present
apportionment of representatives,
according to population, Michigan
being one of the most offended
states in this respect.
Some measure to remedy this
situation might well be passed in
this session to take affect in 1933.
In this way, the present congress-
men can satisfy all of the various
elements concerned, place the
IHouse back upon a constitutional
basis, and arrange for the reduc-
tion of representatives in those
states which have lost in popula-
tion without necessarily feeling
that they are voting any one col-
league out of a job.
Monday night, initiation was
held by the Michigan chapter of
Eta Sigma Phi, national honorary
fraternity in classical studies. This
was the first initiation held by the
society since the induction of the
local chapter last spring, and the
ceremony, perhaps, may be taken

as a mark of greater interest on
the part of the student body in
the study of Latin and Greek cul-
The little group of students who
were active in bringing the honor-
ary fraternity here deserve much
credit for their action, which
should revive interest in advanced
study of the classics among Michi-
gan students, an interest which in
recent years has shown a lamen-
table tendency to wane.

* o
At 4 p. m. this very after-
noon, in the Women's ATH-
LETIC Building, the most sen-
sational party ever staged on
the U. of M. campus, will swing
into action. Special policemen
have been assigned to handle
the huge crowds and the Ad-
visors of Women have pro-
hibited all further publicity.
Ten cents, one dime only, will
be the price of the party per
dance. It is expected that for
a very nominal sum one will
be able to dance with all the
good looking girls present.
Complete refusal to allow any
publicity on the women's party
was made yesterday by the Advi-
sors of Women. Rolls will be per-
mitted to publish nothing further.
It was feared by the Advisors that
the party might turn into a brawl,
At a late hour last night it
was announced that the fed-
eral agents had offered aid in
making the party a success.
"You are furnishing cookies,"
one of them did not say to Tiny
Petie over the phone, "We will
bring the gingerale and-."
From here one the conversa-
tion was unreportable.
It was made certain late yester-
day that A. Gump and Nasty
Kenny Withrow, University motor-
cycle officers, would not attend the
party in a body. "We feel partic-
ularly fortunate in securing this
announcement said Tiny Petie at
a late hour yesterday."
* * * -
Rah Rah Rea, chief enforce-
ment officer, said he would
lend his moral support to the
party. "It is the co-eds that
make most of my business for
me," he was not quoted as say-
* * * -

Music And Drama
Lenox Robinson as an interpre-
ter of the Irish National theater
movement is one of those appeal-
ing figures whose personal charm
commands the attention while his
narrative of the development of
the Abbey Theater in Dublin stim-
ulates his audience. Whimsicality
in his speech made tle story
amusing, and his utter sincerity
gave the impression of a selfless- i
ness unique in the make-believe
As usual the powers that be,-inl
control, of his appearance, visited
him with the inevitable plague of
sighing souls who profess, how-
ever futilely, an abounding fas-
cination in play-writing. The
lameiand the halt and the blind,
of dramatic creation throngedI
him in his appearance before the
Play-writing class in the Rhetoric
Seminary, and made him play Job,
under their barrage of barren stu-
pidities, until even the devil would
have been shamed, but he brought'
grace and charm to the role to
passthe session off with a re-
signed gesture of the self-con-
scious public figure.
In his lecture on the develop-
ment of the Abbey Theater Mr.
Robinson made some pointed and
shrewd analysis of the situations
as they arose and gave a very in-
teresting, not at all romanticized,
version of the struggles that so
hampered the founding of the
His remarks, taken out ,of the
body of his speech, have particu-
lar significance, as Professor Jack
pointed out in his introductory re-
marks, locally for those interested;
in the bidi h of a University the-
ater and the development of indi-
genousA.vwer:ca drama among the
students. Mr. Robinson stressed
the sincereity of effort which alone
can lead to fruitful results, the
Iwillingne-s to drudge at his writ-
ing a dramatist must submit to 1
until tie makes his play a living
thing, and the intense idealism
demanded to keep a dream alive
through difficulties.
R. L. A.

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110 So. Main St.
You are cordially invited to
attend the opening of our new
Bridge Room
Friday and Saturday
It will be loaded with a large
and attractive stock of
Christmas Gifts
and Cards
Mrs. W. H. Kress, Hostess

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Copies of French bags, severely
plain with a stunning ornament. Calf
and antelope; also velvets.
Handkerchiefs-so dainty and ser-
viceable. White and all colors; neat
design and color combinations. Hand
embroidered and hand rolled edges.
The large as well as the small
georgette handkerchiefs for 'evening
wear; colors to match . the formal



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Three hundred, and seven years
have passed since the Puritan
fathers, according to the tradition-
al story, participated in the first
Thanksgiving Day. In the years
that have elapsed, we have lost
sight of much of the spirit that
was prevalent on that day.'
Still each year on the last
Thursday in November, the Presi-
dent issues a proclamation setting
aside the day as a national holi-
day. And in a manner not always
worthy of the descendants of the
hardy band which built its home
on a bleak New England shore, we,
too, remember the day.
All too often we have come to
look upon Thanksgiving Day as an
occasion of merriment and exces-
sive zeal. We think of it largely
in terms! of an unusually heavy
meal and all of the good things
which we have come to associate
with a Thanksgiving dinner.
And yet if we pause today and
compare our lot with the meager
homes and harvests that John Al-
den and his contemporaries were
able to eke from rocky New Eng-
land soil, we must concede that we
ate indeed fortunate and that we
have much for which we may be
thankful, if we choose.
Thanksgiving Day, fortunately,
is not merely an occasion where
one indulges in an orgy of over-
eating and associates the day vag-
uely with the Puritans and Ply-
mouth rock. Its significance is
much deeper and much more to b
It represents very definitely a
day on which we can pay tribut
to the memory of the men and
women who came to America for
a principle and an ideal, and wh
were men and women enough to
stick in one of the most unfav-
orable regions of a particularly
habitable country even at the cost
of death and sickness.
Thanksgiving Day as such may
well be remembered as a tribute
to moral and spiritual forces which
have been influential in laying the
foundations of the present United
States. If such a purpose can be
perpetuated while we indulge i
a' day of leisure then so much the
more has been gained.

"Ten cents to dance with a co-ed
is an exhorbitant outrage,' said
Oscar, Rolls wonder horse, when
interviewed yesterday. Only yes-
terday one invited me to the Pan-
Hellenic ball for nothing.
* * *
Mr. Will Push will not lead
the grand march of the Pan-
Hellenic ball. His many friends
and admirers regret this more
than the Pan-Hellenic ball
* * *
Lark erst director of Rolls,
is still defunct as a result of
the recent calamity. A Wash-
ington blonde denies all re-
sponsibility for Lark's falling
in love. Her communication to
The Daily follows:
* * *
Rolls Executive Board
Dear Sirs:
Will you kindly instruct Mr. Lark
that he has fallen in love with me
entirely without my knowledge or
consent. I greatly regret the in-
conveniences I may have caused
him by not advising him of this
sooner. All of my week-end nights
are going to be full (and I too)
until May 16. Advise Lark.
Washington Blonde.
To all youse.guys:
Tell dis bold Lark and all de
other boidies at the daily office
that they ain't got a chance
with me. My boy friend is al-j
ready mad about your insult-
ing column and if youse don't
shut yer face he'll clean out
the whole mess of youse.
But on de other hand youse
might send me a picture of disj
lark boid and let me know if
he has a car. Does he get paid
for riting rolls and if so how
much? Ring me up at 7717.
Washington Blond. j

"NED McCOBB'S DAUGHTER" Book Ends, Carving Sets and Cutlery. Skates, Sleds and Skiis.
Reviewed by R. Leslie Askren
In "Ned McCobb's Daughter"
Sidney Howard has again shown Jn o .1CiscnerCo
his ability to mix together a fas- p0A
cinating melange of dramatic ma- ' 94 .' uA Y
terial ladle it out with a balanced_____
judgment, and serve it as spicy the-
atric fare. 'The construction of
this thriller is as near perfect as
good drama allows of melodrama- I t''
tic writing, and Howard's sympa- -
thetic handling of the human na-
ture elements makes it a play of ; llll l11111111#ilt11 1i i i ti11
as sturdy stock as the hardbitten
Yankee character of old Captain ,
McCobb's daughter herself.
The story concerns itself with
the trials the McCobb family-old
Captain Ned, his daughter, Carrie,
and her brother, Ben, the cop- A
suffer at the hands of the shiftless1=
Callahan tribe. Carrie has married -
George who turns out to be one of c
the queasiest rotters God ever
blessed humanity, in the shape of 1E"
Carrie, with. The man is an utter ..
villian, with all of authorismTk
Howard's dice loaded against him,=
but he serves as God's gift to a
talented dramatist when Howard I0
uses him as a foil to the vibrant 00"
integrity of Carrie. Another piece
de resistance is ootlegger-broth er,
Babe, who seems to. salve the whole ;prc ain
problem of living with the loan of
his money until it is shown that
the money is as tainted as Babe is
himself in character. In drawing
the character of the wealthy spider
Howard has used some of the most
biting 'irony, and honeyed it over
with marvelous comic effect. For =At this Thanksgiving Season we wish to express-S
the third act a splendid struggle of
characters is set up, based on Car- i
rie's fundamental right to at least our thanks to those customers whom wehaveh t
the bare necessities of existence,
and Babe's interests in the liquor privilege of serving during the past year.
ring he has built up. The struggle '
for selfpreservation between these "plasr
two characters reaches tremendous - We appreciate your business and take pleasure in
heights, until Carrie, with all the
Yankee shrewdness of her nature, extending g to our
succeeds in acoup d'etat that giveseivn
her life, her children, and her self
respect without the blighting effect
of Babe's wealth. Babe, recogniz- =
ing his loss, takes it like a sport. wustoers are
- usomesWhoCae
Elizabeth Risdon .as Carrie gave
the 'sincerest performance of the
series. With the fascinating op-
portunities the play offers her she-0
has created a character and play
ed it with ability that is nothing
short of marvelous. Her voice con-
trol is perfect. She plays every.'
stop in a tremendous gamut with=C
extraordinary skill, and the power
she brings to this ability makes i
her interpretation a glorious crea- 1 ANN ARBOR FLORAL CO.
tion. 2 Es
Neal Caldwell as the utterly vic- e 122 E. Liberty
ious-and vicious in such a des-
picable manner-made a splendid, i
if not nearly so dramatically writ- =
ten, foil for the admirable Carrie. C FLORIST
He did not avail himself of occas =
sional opportunities to play his 2 1115 So. University


Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to be brief,
confining themselves to less than 300
words it possible. Anonymous conm-
municationswill be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential, ton re-
quest. Letters published should nut be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of the Daily. 1
To. the Editor:
This autumn at Convocation I
spoke to the undergraduates con-
cerning the "decoration" of Uni-
"versity property with paint during
the period of class games and at
other times. I asked the students
not to disfigure the University and
other public property. I wish to
thank them most sincerely for hav-
ing respected my wishes in this
matter. It has proven to be a real
source of satisfaction and en-


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