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FOUR

"THE MICHIGAN

D~LY

rHU1 SDAY% DEOEMBER - 13 1 1928

FOUR THUPSDAY~,~ t~flOEM~ETh ~j3.1 1928

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1928
Night Editor-PIERCE ROSENBERG
THE GALENS' DRIVE
The Galen's drive for the benefit
of the crippled children at the
University hospital which contin-
ues again today is not unpreced-
ented upon the campus nor to be
disregarded. The worthiness of its
objective and the efforts of its
supporters are rather to be com-
mended. Certainly, it is not too
much to ask a student body to con-
tribute to such a cause.
0

Both wets and drys denounced
the appropriation as flagrant hy-
pocrisy, yet failed to do anything
about it. Representative Black
(N. Y.) told the House in plain
language that poisoning industrial
alcohol constituted nothing less
than a protective tariff for Michi-
gan's leading industry-border boot-
legging-and that an inadequate
appropriation simply makes liquor
more expensive for the wets and
amounts to a subsidy to the boot-
leggers.
The United States government
has reached an anomalous position
-the drys will not stop hoping and I
the wets will not stop drinking-
Congress c a n n o t appropriate
enough money for enforcement and
cannot .remove the law they are
pledged to enforce. Wets are open
to charges of violating the spirit
of the law, and drys are now be-
ing stigmatized as nullificationists.
Prohibition has plainly passed
out of the "noble experiment"
stage. Congress has offered just
half as much for enforcement as
the cost of a first-class battleship.
The situation is a reprehensible
parody on the highest law of the
land, condoned by Congress, and
pardoned by a public opinion that1
has no trouble getting its liquor.
The constitution has received an-
other blow, the House has. per-
jured itself, and the wets have
won another victory.
o -
AN HONOR SYSTEM GOES
One more college honor system
has gone into the past by by a nine
to two vote of the student assem-
bly at the- University of Texas. A
tradition as old as the institution
itself, which dates fr.om 1883, has
been discarded because the rule
which placed students on their
honor not to cheat at examina-
tions "as it has been enforced dur-
ing the last few years, has not
proven effective."
This is one more case to be con-
sidered relative to the establish-
ment of such a system at the Uni-
versity of Michigan. There is still
the example of the University of
Virginia as a place where the sys-
tem is said to be extremely suc-
cessful. There it is enforced by
traditions which date back to the
beginning of the system and it is
also said regardless of whatever
else a student may be able to "get
away with," the student body as a
unit voices its disapproval of any-
one caught cheating.
Perhaps, then, the success of
such a plan depends largely on
traditional enforcement, but it
seems to take a tradition of long-
er standing, than one which has
lasted since 1883.
Mayor Jimmie Walker has a
pretty good excuse for being late
now-Hoover didn't get around to
voting until he was forty-three.
The tragedy of misplaced talent

Music and Dr m
TONIGHT: In Hill Auditorium Fritz Kreisler in violin concert,
beginning at 8:15 o'clock sharp.

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A Review, by RWLeslie Askren
"Rainbow's' -End" is by, way of
being a 't riumph of 'collegiate elan C
or, espirit, or something, over the F
rather mawkish but equally col- c
legiate sense''for romantic writing.
Carrying almost' no .definite come- E
dy lines, the show as developed by t
Dan Buell and Harlan Cristy, with E s
the assistance of pinch-hitter x
George Johnson, turned into a
vehicle for some extraordinarily t
ribald and hilarious fun. This in 13
spite of the authors and the direc- t
tion, and because a well trained' I
crew of men, leads and chorus, will f
inevitable express 'themselves if
given half a chance. 1
Dan Buell, as the scheming sou-
brette, 'Rita LeDoux, is quite the t
most graceful, nastily graceful- 1
when you interprete nasty as be-
ing oh, so nice-figure dancing on Y
the stage. He can't quite take him-
self seriously, which is a blessing. 1
His'sense of burlesque comes to the
rescue, and he puts on Lhe keenest i t
exposition of =something hot that '
least within' this limited, memory. t
Clog dancing seems to be the fav- c
orite metier, but the staid adagio <
measure of the Dougall-Lewis team i
of 'last year could not have killed
his comedy effects. The Pow Wow 1
Papa is the most easily remem-
bered bit. Colorful, bizarre non-
sense it was a great chance for
foolery which Buell snatched with ,
both hands.
Sidney Straight, playing they
fascinatingly handsome rancher, f f
plays his part so well that one hesi-
tates to trust him among the I
alumnae. Diffident to a degree his i ;
manner has the engaging appeal of
a darling boy all alone in a cruel
world. The sort to arouse ma-
ternal instinct in quite honest
breasts. However, someone sug-
gested that he illustrate his songs
with gestures, vague waving at the
sky, realistic pretensions of chilli- I
ness. Somebody very silly must
have done ,that.- It is not in his
style.. The' stiffer' he stands the
more genuine he is. But his voice
recalls the palmy days of Barre
Till, eovel"y , in uality, he man-
ag'es -to got ;It;. out over the foot-
lights and string the words-right
along on it. Which is by way of
being a feat.
Harlan Cristy, as Ike the sullen
cowboy and woman hater, created
a tremendous dramatic effect with
his odd trick of scratching himself
in various unnecessary places. It'
was good technique and helped his
lines across, spoken as they are in
an unfortunate growl. And with
him, George Johnson, with his ex-
plosive cigar business, steals the
direct comedy honors.
William Brown, a stunning in-
genue played in a blonde wig and i
some really fine costumes, might
better, except for his dancing num-
bers where he does very well, play
i the whole show from a wheel chair,
! or at least in a sitting position. The
graceful stride of a hiking boy-
scout looks not too'well when doll-
ed up in female trappings. But for
beauty, and more particuraly for
dancing-witness the. Western
Stomp in ' an oilcloth costume-he
can easily be forgiven his rather
obvious masculinity.
Dick Kurvink as the expert pas-
sion queen of Spain, Senorita,
Mercedes, does exceptionally fine i
work in carrying off the hot part
with all the grace and allure of an
experienced vamp. The suggestion
comes that his part might easily

be augumented, to the general pub-
lic amusement, if he were given da
tango dance with the amiable
Miguel. It seems inevitable, and
both men posses the necessary
grace.
Otto Brown deserves great credit
for his fine singing, and particular
praise for his incidental "busi-
ness." He" could. have been very
stiff. He turned out amusing; a
personality in himself.
The music which went to make
up the piece was a, successful com-
bination of the jazz type and the
lyric. Lewis' numbers, Wonderful
Girl, Fly .Away, and Mexicana,
were all in the jazz rhythm of pop-
ular music. They were clever stuff,
essentially for the dance. Hey-
man's material, with that of Wat-
kins', was designed for singing pur-
poses and was decidedly successful.
It Lyave ample opportunity for that

KREISLER CONCERT
As the fifth star in a series of
extraordinary b r i l l i a n c e, The
Choral Union has announced Fritz
Kreisler in a violin concert Thurs-
day night of this week.
Kreisler needs no introduction to
Ann Arbor audiences.. His reputa-
tion is world wide, and locally is a
symbol for genuine artistry. He
presents the amazing picture of an
artist who has sublimated his emo-
tions through technical skill, and
Yet has succeeded in preventing his
technique from becoming a dry,
uninteresting form of manual ex-
ercise.
But not only mastery of the vio-
lin as an instrument and with it
complete control of the instrument'
in interpretation, has made him a
by-word for virtuosity; his ability
as a composer has brought him the!,
respect of all musicians as well as
a tremendous audience of dis-
crtminating listeners.
His program, as it appeared on
the front page of The Daily for
Wednesday, will be made up en-
tirely of classical compositions, in-
cluding a Rondo from Schubert in
celebrationof the Anniversary, and
figuring- a number of Kreisler's
own arrangements of numbers by
Paganini"and Dvorak.
REVIEWING EXPERIMENT
An innovation in reviewing policy
will be inaugurated with the Kreis-
ler concert tonight. Two reviews
will appear. The first will be a
general impression of the musical
value of the program presented,
with generalized criticism of the
artist. The second review will deal
more particularly" with the tech-
nical phases of the artist's work,
which would be uninteresting to'
the appreviative layman in the
musical field but which neverthe-
less has its place in the fielcl of
definitive criticisms,
These reviews will be separate, to' 1
establish the point of view, and to
identify their purpose. They will
become a 'matter of policy for the
future ln. the case of the more im-
portant artists k if the experiment
proves suecessf-ul.
R. L. A.
"Bum UsQtjr,
Reviewed by R. Leslie Askren
Opening Monday night at the.
Cass theater, "Burlesque" provided
a fascinating crazy-section of life i.
backstage among the hardy troop-,
ers of the burlesque wheels. It was
not consistently fast moving drama
-nor is life in tank-town dressing
rooms, supposedly -but after a t
slow first act it Built up to a mar-
velously moving climax in the see-
and act, which echoed and re-
echoed until the close of the piece-
The story briefly is the romance
of the beautiful leading lady of
"Parisian -Widows," the usual bur-
lesque stuff, who sacrifices her
love for Skid, principal comic, Oil
the altar, of Broadway when his
big chance comes to hit the "bit,
Time." Skid adulterates his love
for the trite-blue Bonny by having
an affair with the Marco woman,;
but this is not unexpected so
Bonny goes her own way to hap-
piness with a rich cattle man
until the third a.ct when, on a bare
stage with the drab trappings of
rehearsal activities, an extraordin- i
ary scene of human emotion un-
folds, not unconventional, but
thoroughly well done for all that
Barbara Stanwyck, as Conny,
was at her best. A versatile per-
former, she was adequate foil,

dancing, singing, and acting, for',
Hal Skelly, the lovable good-for-
nothing comedian. The pair make
burlesque stuff fully as appealing
as the more legitimate activities of
fullfledged niinie;. !
MATINEE MUSICIALF
Matinee 11 ltr rc 4lc> amiounce that I
the Gordon String Quartet, witl
Leo Ornstein, pi<zanist, will. appear l
in concert January 23 in Mimes
theater, The postpOnsment of this
concert was rm de inevitable by a
conflicted it) arising out', of
the activitiev of their Gl'.tica ro:
booking agency.
college studs of ,, it, contpensa es b,
the fun that corner incidentally-
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BACK THE TEAM!
Last Friday night 3,000 disap-
pointed and therefore hypercritical
spectators watched Michigan State
eke out an unexpected victory over
the Varsity basketball team. The
manner in which the crowd showed
its disapproval did not help the
Michigan team, but handicapped it
as it already was by lack of prac-
tice and injuries:
The football team made an even
more inauspicious start in its first
encounter, only to finish the season
with °a record every Michigan man
has reason to be proud of. The
eleven had rthe students and the
spectators back of it every minute,
no small thing to a team which is
the constant underdog. The spirit
of the students aided the team im-
measurably in making the greatest
comeback in all Michigan gridiron
history.
Saturday night more than 10,000
people -are expected to' assemble in
Yost field house to see Michigan
play Pennsylvania. Come to the
game to see the Penn team, 1927-
28 Eastern Intercollegiate cham-
pious, in action. Come to the game
to see Joey Schaaf and-the other
all-Eastern players perform. Come
to the game to see Paul Scull, her-
alded as first choice or halfback on
many all-American elevens, the
publicity agents tell us.
But come to the game and cheer
for Michigan. Cheer for a team
that can and will make a come-
back as startling as that of thel
football team. Come and cheer forI
the Varsity-it will need your help
Saturday night.
- o -
A WET VICTORY
If upholding the constitution is
to be conceived as one#of the duties
of the House of Representatives,
then either the House will have to

-the Argentine anarchist wno
planned to blow up Hoover should
have communicated with Raskob
before Nov. 7.
Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to he brief,
confining themselves to less than 300
words it possible. Anonymous con
munications will be 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.
A HOSPITAL REPLY
To the Editor:j
In reading over the editorial
which appeared in last Thursday
morning's Daily, I noticed where
some overheated night editor re-
gretted the location of the pro-
posed new dormitory for women
because it was so close to Univer-
sity hospital that the safety of the
girls would be imperiled by the
"low, despicable" type of men em-
ployed in the latter institution.
I ask that particular Mr. Editor,
from where did he get his informa-
tion? Whoever he is, it would be
to his advantage to crawl out of
his musty shell and pay a visit to
the wonderful institution, the per-
sonnel of which he so glibly in-
sults.
It is here we treat brain dis-
eases of all kinds, and judging
from his writings, it may be to his
advantage to make our acquaint-
ance. If he will come up he may
see for himself the fine people who
are within its walls, all working
for the good and comfort of hu-
manity.
From the best physicians and
surgeons to those men who are
employed to deep the building spot-
less, he may search in vain for the
types he describes. Most of the
latter group is composed of stu-
dents who are working their way
through school, some of these

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