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Published every morning except Monday
Suring the University year by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.
Member of Western Conference Editorial
The Associated Press is exclusively en-
ttled to the use for republication of all news
dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
credited in this paper and the local news pub-
lished herein.
Entered at the postoffice at Ann Arbor,
Michigan, as second class matter. Special rate
of postage granted by Third Assistant Post-
waster General.
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nard Street.
Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business 2121..
Telephone 4925
ditor .....................PaulJ . Kern
City Editor .............. .Nelson J. Smith
News Editor ..............Richard C. Kurvink
Sports Editor................Morris Quinn
Women's Editor ............. Sylvia S. S tone
Editor Michigan Weekly.... J. Stewart Hooker
Music and Drama.............R. L. Askren
Assistant City Editor......Lawrence R. Klein
Night Editors
Clarence N. Edelson Charles S. Monroe
J oseph E. Howell Pierce Roemsberg
onald J. Klinc George B. Simons
George C. Tilley



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Paul L. Adams
Morris Alexander
Esther Anderson
C. A. Askren
Bertram Askwith
Louise Behymer
Arthur Bernstein
Seton C. Bovee
Isabel Charles
L. R.Chubb
Frank E. Cooper
Helen Domine
Douglas Edwards
Valborg Egeland
Robert J. Feldman
Marjorie Follmer
William Gentry
Lawrence Hartwig
Rjchard Jung
Charles R. Kaufman
Ruth Kelsey
Donald E. 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 Woodroo fe
Toseph A. Russell
Cad well Swanson
A. Stewart
Edward L. Warner Jr.
Cleland Wyllie

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Walter Yeagley
Night Editor-Clarence Edelson
If the editor of the Washtenaw
Tribune, rebuking The Daily for its.
"Callow venom" in attacking a
scheme to continue gouging stu-
dent pocket books for inferior liv-
ing quarters, wishes to challenge
The Daily to a game of small-town
name-calling, we will be glad to
uphold this end of that edifying
If, however, The Daily felt that
its giddy prestige were being im-
paired by having the Washtenaw
Tribune call its editor "youthful,
erratic, and wholly irresponsible,"
as in yesterday's edition, it would
publish herewith some epithets for
the editor whose paper raises an
eleventh-hour cry against an in-
justice to one party in a dispute
made necessary by years of injus-
tice to the other party.
Some of Ann Arbor's property
owners will suffer an economic
loss, the sudden imminence of
which has thrown them into a
panic, but it is also true that Uni-
versity students for years have not
been getting value received for
their unreasonably high expendi-
tures. This statement must not be
construed as a sweeping indict-
ment of all landladies, for unques-
tionably a majority of them take
pride in the accomodations they
offer, but the marginal owners, of-
fering inferior accomodations at
prices which they can keep unrea-
sonably high because of the large
student demand, have long been
plying their trade, keeping all
prices up,,and finally bringing ruin
upon their heads in the form of
the proposed dormitory.
These persons deserve little con-
sideration. They are the ones who
will be forced to take a loss on
their investments when the pro-
posed dormitory goes into opera-
The others ate safe for several
years. for no definite plans have
been made by the Regents for
buiding further units on the
dormitory program. It is certain,
however, that such units are in
store for the future, for the pro-
gressive president at the helm of
this University has recognized the
superiority of dormitories over
rooming houses for accomodating
ef it.7~l .

Speaking before the Detroit Ath-
letic club last Saturday night,
President Little expressed a virtual
challenge to Western Conference
athletic directors to deny that pre-
sent day football was made for the
public and the press in the inter-
est of bigger and better gate re-
ceipts. As an alteration and im-
provement on the present system,
he explained the original two-
team plan which provided for
elevens of practically equal weight
and imposed other restrictions.
In this way, he explained, it was
hoped to establish rivalry almost
as keen as that developed by the
major Varsity squads with each
game counting toward a separate
championship. Athletic directors,
however, he declared, are so im-
bued with the idea of commercial-
ized football that they made the
"B" team a purely second string
eleven with weight restrictions
practically the samg as for Varsity
competition and providing no com-
petitive reward.
President Little on the other
hand wishes to. establish two
teams, to be distinguished by
weight primarily, each of which
will play for a championship thus
allowing twice as many students to
gain the opportunities of intercol-
legiate competition regardless of
the resultant effect upon gate re-
The idea is a good one and
should not pass without the con-
sideration. Although distinct in
composition and purpose, the "B"
team idea as employed this year
was enough of a success to indi-
cate the very evident possibilities
of a furtherance of the plan. That
college football has become over
emphasized and often over com-
mercialized cannot be -doubted.
As such the emphasis for all too
much of college life has been to-
ward the holding of great athletic
spectacles and the resultant loss
of time from studies which after
all must occupy the center of col-
lege life.
Within the week, the two first
semester men's debating teams will
engage Ohio State and Indiana in
what will be the first debates of
the newly formed Conference de-
bating league. The Conference
debating league includes every Big
Ten school except Chicago and
provides for each university meet-
ing four others during a given
year, and the remaining four the
following year. Two debates are
to be held in December and two
in March. ,
Replacing the triangular debates
known as the Central and Mid-
West debating leagues in which
Michigan has participated during
recent years, the new organization
offers the first opportunity for the
actual determination of a confer-
ence debate champion once every
two years.
This last feature of the organ-
ization is directly analagous to the
five year rotation schedule of
Western conference football teams.
The plan in its entirety has come
about largely through the influ-
ence of Porf. James M. O'Neill,
chairman of the department of
To Professor O'Neill then and to
the other speech departments of
the conference, as they have joined

in the project, a great deal of
credit may readily be given. The
organization seems a sound and a
logical one, and there is every
reason to expect it to be a great
benefit in stimulating interest in
public speaking and debate con-
Despite the fact that every
week thousands of the spectators
at home football games have com-
mented on the irregularity and in-
consistency of the two scoreboards
in the new Stadium, nothing has
been done'as yet to alter the sit-
Michigan is not a poor University
and the Athletic association makes
money on football, although a good
deal of that money has been spent
lately for the Yost Field house, the
Intramural Sports building, and
the Stadium itself.
Most other stadiums are equip-
ped with electric scoreboards, an-
nouncing the yards gained, downs,
time played, and even scores of
other games of interest.
At times, the situation may have
seemed humorous but there is nc
I excuse for having the two boards
disagree or as in the Iowa game,
have a 6 registered for Iowa when
the kick-after-touchdown was
credited by the referee who threw,

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Music And Drama



A Review By J. Raleigh Nelson
When one of the older members
of the English faculty is asked toc
review the Union Opera, it is as-7
sumed, I suppose, that he is past8
the time when dancing feet and
alluring tunes will joggle his criti-
cal standards out of line: he is ex-
pected to comment quite seriouslys
on dramatic values and dramatict
effects. But having experienced
the enthusiasm of that first night
of Rainbow's End, the present
reviewer finds it difficult not to
give himself the pleasure of com-
menting rather on the things he
thoroughly enjoyed.
Rainbow's End seems to me quite
the most satisfactory opera in
years. In fact I can hardly recall
any opera in which there was so
perfect a balance and correlation
of all the elements that go to'
make up the total effect. The sit-
uation chosen for the unfolding of
the plot of the opera was, to be-'
gin with, full of opportunities,-
opportunities which have been
quite fully realized. It recalls a
delightful performance I witness-
ed three or four years ago of the
opera of the University of Pen-
nsylvania where, in a somewhat
similar setting-a western rodeo,
the "heroine", a sort of youthful
Anne Oakley, turned handsprings'
and cartwheels and the cowboys
sang their full throated songs. The
big open spaces, the vigorous life
of the plains, the picturesque
roughness of primitive men seem
somehow more fitting as a back-
ground for a student opera than
the studio or the fashion shop.
Boys are so much more satisfac-
tory as cowboys and Indians than
as mannikins or coryphees.
The book of the opera this year
is unusually interesting and ooher-
ent. Even the sunrise song of the
Navajos was made an integral part
of the plot. And the choruses by
one device or another, were less
obviously dragged in than in most
operas in the past. The beautiful
red fire chorus slipping into their
places as the first rays of the sun
fell on the pueblo, the antelope
priests and other grotesque Indian
dancers gliding . across the back-
ground P of -adobe walls, all con-
tribute what seemed their appro-
priate part. Even the other
choruses were somehow accounted
for by the simple device of the
train wreck which had left the
theatrical troupe marooned at
Rainbow's End ranch. There was
less dancing than in previou
operas but it was more thoroughly I
and essentially correlated with the
The musical side of the opera I
has this year been developed in a
new way. Following the lead of
the notable musical shows of the
past three or four years, an at-
tempt has been made to secure
massed choral effects. The great
singing choruses of The Student
Prince, The Song of the Flame,
The Vagabond King, and a half
dozen others have demonstrated
how popular the appeal of broad
choral effects is. Emulating these
models, the present opera has in-
troduced a very substantial group
of sonorous, well trained men's
voices. Here is a thing achieved
which apparently never before
was really tried. One wonders

why; surely nothing harks back
better to the older college tradition
than such student singing. The
Song of the Cowboys, even though
mildly reminiscent of something
heard before, made a really splen-
did climax for the first act.
The treatment of the Navajos'
tribal melody in the Hymn to the
Dawn was very beautiful. Mr. Wat-
kins has. used it with a respect that
is almost reverence for its religi-
ous feeling and with a genuine ar-
tist's appreciation of its musical
possibilities. The overture in
which this melody is developed. and
the hymn in which it is presented
almost in its stark simplicity ap-
pealed to me as having real musi-
cal value. From the point of view
of the musical comedy it was, to
be sure, a hazardous thing to be-
gin and end with a theme so som-
ber and mystical, they will not
soon forget either the music or the
picture of the first scene with the
Indian figlures so statuesque
against the sunrise on the grim
summit of the mesa, but it cer-
tainly made a dangerously slow be-
ginning for a student opera. Even.



A large western university has
dismissed its classes until January,
7, when classes will be resumed'
after what was intended to be
merely the Christmas recess, whichI
ordinarily begins December . 21.'
This is due to a severe epidemic of
influenza. While the influenza.
situation at Michigan is in control,
the pink-eye hazard is still preva-'
* * *
We feel it is the duty of the
administration to curb the epi-
demic of pink eye by dismiss-
ing classes until January 7.
Students are weaving about
the campus with vermillion
eyes and many are in a critical
state. The Health Service, of
course, is quite unable to curb
From the looks of the campus
you would think that it was a uni-
versity of albinos.
* *, *'
The situation has reached a
crisis. The hospitals are
swarming with students, and
the student body indeed is
looking at the world through
rose colored glasses.j
* * *
Should this deplorable condition
endure, we shudder to think of the
consequence in the future. For ex-
ample, what will happen to the
"Don't shoot until you see the
whites, of their eyes" command?
* * *
We think President- Little
should "feel himself compelled
to intervene" and once again
save the reputation of the Uni-

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It Will- Be No Ordinary Review
Dear Lark:
Noticing that you intend to cast
your critical eye upon Michigan's
super-super-super (ad infinitum)
production, I thought that a lit-
tle "Advice to the Young Review-
er," 1928 edition, might be helpful
in your approaching dilemma. (I
have heard it whispered that you
DIDN'T buy a ticket.)
1. Look over your audience
carefully. See if there are any
celebrities present, and notice the
cut of their evening clothes. Make
some witty remarks concerning
them, their love affairs, their ex-
peditions, (if any), and anything
else kbout them that might bej
pertinent in a critical review.
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the following list when you are
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(a) Most gorgeolm costumes ever
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principals, (c) largest and mosts
beautiful choruses, both male and:
male, (d) most tuneful music, and
most accomplished orchestra. .
If there are any points regarding
the performance that I have miss-
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If you have followed the above
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