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THE MICHIGAN

DAILY

FIZIDAY', JANUARY 11, 1929 ,

PAGE F'OUR FRIDAY, JM~~UARy 11,1929'

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best possible cooperation in many
foreign lands, and expert naviga-
tion and piloting. The flight will
outlast the 150-hour record and
will place a far greater strain on
machinery and men. Such de-
velopments seem as yet beyond the
reach of a would-be around-the-
world f.1er.
Someday, the flight will be made.
It is likely that there will be sor-
row and death preceding the suc-
cessful flight, but there will be
nothing more to conquer afterward.
The early attempts will fail; many
lost their lives in the Atlantic until
Lindbergh jumped in his plane and
landed in Paris a day or so later.
The Question Mark broke existing
records with little trouble,band
pointed the way. How long before
Goebel or his successors will fulfill
the greatest dream of science;
sustained trip around the globe?
WE, AN EXAMPLE
On January 19, 40 students in-
cluding 26 women and 14 men from'
the universities located in the
Union of South Africa will be guests
of the students of the University
for one day. These students are
being brought to this country by
the National Student Federation of
America, and the tour lasts ap-
proximately one month.
During this time, students from
a far distant country will be given
an opportunity to study the educa-
tional methods of a country, sup-
posedly the most civilized in the
world. Their trip includes a group
of America's foremost universities.
and it is significant of Michigan's
place among educational institu-
tions of the United States.
This, we may say has been de
served by the advances made by
the University along the lines o f
both academic and social activities.
It is a true compliment to the Uni-
versity and its students. We may
take it as a final congratulation on
progress, but this should not be the
case. It should simply serve t
spur us on to greater achievements,
which can be made possible onl;
by the student body and the faculty
cooperating in the spirit of prog-
ress.
A one day visit will undoubtedly
allow them to get a highly favor-
able impression, but there is room
for thought on what they might
think if their visit were to last a
year.
A Rushvillle, Indiana, youth shot
himself to death because he was
expelled from school. If all stu-
dents were as sensitive, the Michi-
gan death rate would be greatly
increased.
0-

RED LLS
WANT
LARK-
At a stormy session of the Rolls
Executive Board yesterday after-
noon Lark, Editor and General
Manager, flatly refused to write to-
day's column.
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I do not

* * *
It is earnestly hoped-chiefly by
you, no doubt-that this is only a
fit of temporary sanity.
* * *
Professor Cooley finds that we
are living in a bad state of malad-
justment. One thing he should
consider in his report is the 8
o'clock class situation.
Has any student ever really
adjusted himself to that?
And what about the second show
crowds in the movie dispensaries?
It is an outrageous condition and
one that has been sadly overlooked
by sociologists. They rave about
crowded tenements and unhealthy
conditions, but they wink slyly at a
problem that has baffled the lay-
man for years.
We want more standing room!
Headline in Michigan paper:
DETECTIVE IS
SLAYING VICTIM

Mary Chase
Jeanette Dale
Vernor Davis
Bessie Egelaid
Sally Faster
Anna Goldberg
Kasper Halverson
George Hamilton
jack Horwich
~Dix Humphrey

Assistants
Marion Kerr
Lillian Kovinsky
B~ern ard Larson
Hollister Mabley
I. A. Newman
l ack Rose
Carl F. Schemm
George Spater
Sherwood Upton
Marie Wellstead

Night Editor-Lawrence R. Klein
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1929
SHADES OF SALEM
The little community of York,
Pa., hitherto an uneventful city of
narrow streets. and minds and pious
Quakers, overlooked by a world of
bustling progressivism, has sudden-
ly become the cynosure of the na-
tion. Mr. John Blymyer, a citizen of
York, murdered Nelson Reymeyer
because he believed the latter had
bewitched him and that the only
alternative for him was to destroy
the alleged witch. And this he did
under the instigation of a Mrs.
Emma Knopp, pow-wow doctor of
Marietta.
The entire affair is humorous in
a ghastly fashion. Americans are
ever prone to congratulate them-
selves on their progressive natures
and especially upon their steady
surge of improved civilization since
the eighteenth century. Yet here
in almost the very stronghold of
American culture out crops an
event that rather sadly blights all
optimism. A murder that was al-
most maniacal in its intent has
been committed by a man who
ostensibly is sane and quite normal,
except for his one queer obsession.
He held a weird, superstitious be-
lief in witchcraft that smacks of
Cotton Mather and reflects the old
Salem episodes. This fear of the
super-natural gripped him witl
such terror that he killed to rid
himself of it. Perhaps American
progress has not advanced to the
sublime estate of perfection with
which it is accredited.
AROUND THE WORLD
With the record of the Question
Mark in the books for only a few
days and with the account of the
stories still fresh in the public
mind, Art Goebel, famous flier and
winner of the Dole prize, has come
forth with the announcement that
a sustained flight around the world
is now within the scope of aviation.
and that he will attempt it, pro-
vided that he receives sufficient
backing. Goebel's announcement
crystallizes an idea that has long
been in the minds of the air-mind-
ed, and which remains as almost
the last but the greatest feat fom
aviators to accomplish.
Goebel believes that with proper
radio equipment, a specially built
plane, refueling planes at intervals
along the way, and a crew of four,
he can make a sustained flight
around the world. The record of
the Question Mark has elicited this
statement from Goebel, and it is
probable that other aviators will

Leaving three cousins
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or news.
* * *
Henry Ford says the future ideal
world is one in which no one will
smoke or discuss prohibition, farm-
ers will no longer farm, house-
keepers will no longer keep, etc.
* * *
Does he mean, too, that stu-
dents will no longer bolt, and
Regents will no longer ban?
* * *
The dormitory plans have been
halted by divine providence, ac-
cording to the leader of the opposi-
tion, and many who were on the
verge of despair are now rejoicing.
* * *
Of course they're rejoicing.
* * *
"Now that our prayers have been
answered," breathed Mrs. Olive S.
Dough, landlady, "we can all go
back to raking in the rent with
renewed vigor."
"If they can only pass a couple
of petitions to drop the whole busi-
ness," said Mrs. Geevem Nothing,
"there'll be plenty of gold in them
bills."
* * *

ENGLISH CRITIC, INTERPRETER
Ernest Fowles, noted English
lecturer and fellow in the Royal
Academy of Music, London, who
will speak tomorrow afternoon at
4:15 in Hill auditorium, is one of
the foremost speakers on modern
music, the topic foi his lecture
tomorrow.
The fact that he will go into the
field of modern music and illus-
trate his theories himself from the
works of Elgar, Rabikoff, Scrabine,
Bartok, Delius, Bax, Malipiero and
other modern composers, should
make his lecture especially fasci-
nating. Mr. Fowles is very well.
known in England and on the con-
tinent, but this is the occasion of;
his first tour of America.
A FEW IMPRESSIONS OF
ALEXANDER MOISSI
Walter A. Reichart
It was during the Festival season
in Salzburg, Austria that I fre-
quently saw Alexander Moissi, who
was then playing the leading roles
in Goethe's "Iphigenie," Schiller's
"Raeuber," and Hoftmannsthal's
"Jedermann." I was surprised, per-
haps even a little disappointed,
when I first saw him off stage.
He is a man in the forties, rather
young looking, but by no means of
heroic mold. He is short and al-
most frail with a wistful expression
that depends upon his eyes for its
charm.
Moissi was returning to our hotel
from the theater a block away and
could easily have been taken for
a young American tourist instead
of a great German actor that night.
Dressed in gray flannel trousers a
la Oxford, a blue and white striped
blazer coat, without a hat, he
sauntered into the hotel whistling
a Viennese air. Brushing his bushy,
dark hair from his face, he glanced
around the lobby, joined his wife,
Johanna Terwin, and together they
strolled to a nearby Cafe to meet
their friends at supper. Moissi has
the southern temperament and
sparkle combined with the Viennese
charm and polish. But he has
more-he has a voice. He is not a
mere actor, he. is really a great
tenor. What will enthrall Ameri-
can audiences even more than his
acting will be his rih, beautiful
voice. Hearing Moissi is really an
experience.
Alexander Moissi is an Austrian
by birth, whose fathe'r was an Al-
banian and whose mother was ari
Italian. Educated in Durazzo and
Trieste , he traveled to Vienna
when 18 without the slightest
knowledge of German. There he
hoped to study music at the con-
servatory in order t' become a
tenor. With Italian lessons he tried -
to earn a livelihood and soon signed
up at the royal Burgtheater as a
"supe," taking part in mob scenes.
Once entrusted with an actual role,
though it had no lines, Moissi tells
in a little sketch of this momentous
occasion, he was the servant to
Tartuffe. Kainz, the leading actor
at that time, saw him and en-
couraged the young boy. Moissi now
devoted himself to the study of
German and in three months
mastered the language (will our
German students believe this?)
and appeared in the theater at
Prague. The following year he met
Max Reinhardt, the famous impers-
sario, in Berlin and was immedi-
ately engaged. Since then his star
rose rapidly. His repertoire em-
braces the world drama: he has
played the important classical roles
E of Schiller and Goethe, he takes
the lead in every important mod-
ern German drama. He has play-
ed Hamlet and Prince al, Jac-
ques and Shylock, Othello and the
fool in "Lear." One of his most
famous creations has been Dubedat
in "The Doctor's Dilemma." No
less important is his Cyrano de

Bergerac; but perhaps his greatest
success is his portrayal of Fedja
in Tolstoi's "Der lebende Leich-
nam," in which Moissi has appeared
in Germany and Austria, in Russia
and the United States.
* *
"THE GREAT ADVENTURE"
Charming an Ann Arbor audience
for the third time in his career as
a monactor, Phidelah Rice again
proved the true insight in charac-
ter interpretation by suggestion
that has endeared him to Ann Ar-
bor and the University when he
presented Arnold Bennett's play,
"The Great Adventure," last night
in Hill auditorium as the fourth,
speaker on the Oratorical Lecture I
series.
Mr. Rice apologized for the
change he nade in his reading, and
as the program progressed he
proved that his choice was an ad-
mirable one for the type of audi-
ence he had to face. "The Great
Adventure," based upon one of
Arnold Bennett's earlier novels, I
deals with the situation wherein
a famous painter of an age ago
switches character with his valet,
dies and is buried in Westminster
Abbey for the honor of British art.
Several years later the hoax is dis-
covered through the suppostitious
valet's talent for painting.

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Editorial Comment

I

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTHI
-FOR A JOURNALIST
(The Chicago Tribune)
NEW YORK, Jan. 9.-(Special.)
-They buried Tex Rickard today
and it was such a funeral as New
York had never seen before. From
his palm banked bier in Madison
Square Garden to his grave in
Woodlawn cemetery the man of
crowds belonged to the crowd.
They piled into the Garden ten
thousand strong and fifteen more
filed past the great bronz coffin
before Tex went to his last adven-
ture. Thousands of others bowed
a last farewell from housetops and
office windows as the funeral cor-
tege of the boxing promoter who
lost his fight with appendicitis last
Sunday morning in Florida moved
through the streets.
The ceremony itself in the Cath-
edral of Sport was a solemn re-
quiem in a bizarre setting. Around
the flower banked dais 1,500 sports-
men, celebrities, friends-"Tex's
best people"--sat where hockey
skates will ring tomorrow night.
Their's will be $16.50 ringside seats
within a week.
Further back the great arena was
filled to the top gallery where a
fringe of faces peered over the rail-
ing. Back there were the dented
nosed pugilists alongside the busi-
ness men, the chorus girls and
housewives, the subway conductors
and ticket speculators. It was a
cosmopolitan crowd, such a gather-
ing as only New York can produce.
It probably was the greatest
funeral crowd ever gathered with-
in an enclosure. Certainly it was
larger than the assemblage in the
amphitheater at the burial of the
unknown soldier in Washington,,
for the seating capacity was many
times greater.
It was a master showman's
funeral-the last of the crowd'
man's great spectacles and it play-!
ed to a full house for it was Tex,

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If they don't do better with
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sissippi, we'd all better keep
on remembering the location
of the Health Service.
* * *
COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT
B'gosh Gumley:
Ya, know, Ann Arbor sure is
lucky so far that they don't have
any talkies. Maybe it was a good
sign when the Arc burned up.
Do you know what's become of
all those pests who used to break
up a stage performance with fits
of coughing? They're all attending
the talkies now.
Everybody who goes to these
things seems to making croupee.
I'll bet the writers of film stories
will have to watch out now forj
words of more than two syllables,
or doubles will have to be used for
some of the stars.

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Headlines in yesterday's Daily
tell us that Professor Cooley read
a paper at a Chicago meeting.
* * *
Students have tried that in Wen-
ley's lectures and wished they,
hadn't.
* * *
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