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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATURDAY, ;AIMARY 1 , i Mi -

~A'G~ ?OUR ~ATU~DAY, 3ANTJA~Y 19, 1~2~

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Night Editor-JOSEPH E. HOWELL
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1929
A VISIT FROM SOUTH AFRICAl
Today the University is honored
by "a visit of forty students from
the universities of South Africa
who are making a tour of the out-
standing educational institutions
and other points of interest of the
United States under the National
Federation of American students.
This latter group was instrumental
in bringing the foreign students to
the United States in order that
they might observe the methods of
education and of government and
customs in this country. For that
they are to be congratulated.
The American students are not
alone to be congratulated, however,
for the educational authorities in
South Africa acted wisely in allow-
ing their students to make a trip
which will give them the oppor-
tunity of education through travel
and observation on a tour which
affords them much more in the line
of privileges than could be possible
to an independent group of tourists.
Americans have long been noted
for their desire to learn of the
older civilizations through travel in
Europe and old civilized countries
of the Near East. But there has
been little opportunity to learn a
great deal about the most recent
developments in modern civiliza-
tion through extensive foreign
travel. They have been able to
learn that at home. South Africa
is one of the'first to take advantage
of the opportunities offered by ex-
tensive travel in the United States
to keep abreast of the steady ad-
vance the world over. They, them-
selves, are a part of a comparative-
ly new civilization, and the ex-
change of ideas to be gained by
their visit will probably prove in-
valuable to both the visitors and
we Americans.
The visiting students are form-
ing new ideas, new acquaintances,
and are broadening their views on
modern life. They are learning to!
think in terms of the world instead
of the state.

The award is granted yearly to
the mnember of the fac ilty, (espe-
ially those of professorial rank)
whom the committee adjtiges to
be the most outstanding scholar or
scientist of widespread recognition.
The award has been won by Prof.
Moses Gomberg, Prof. Frederick
Novy, and Prof. Henry Sanders, and
now Dr. Warthin takes his place
as the fourth winner and man- so
recognized.
The University has its full share]
of men distinguished in world af-
fairs. To have such a means of
recognition is just and fitting. The
winning of the award is a suitable
means for the University to recog-
nize the ability of the scholars who
have done much to enhance its
fame. Dr. Warthin is to be con-
gratulated upon winning the lec-
tureship in such a splendid field of
scholars and scientists as the Uni-
versity affords, and upo} the honor
itself as recognition of a life's work
in his field where he is among the
recognized leaders.
ATHLETICS FOR ALL?
Time and again the Intramural
building, with its wonderful facili-
ties of "athletics for all," has failed
to come through in a pinch and
has found it necessary to close the
doors to its extraordinary swim-
ming pool because "the coach is
away."
For those persons who wish to use
the athletic equipment in the build-
I ing in taking an early morning or
late evening workout, that privilege
is generally available-but the in-
valuable dip following this stren-
uous exercise is often, unhappily,
missing.
On the other hand, many go to
the Intramural building for the
sole purpose of swimming. For
them it is most disheartening to
find that they must either walk to
the Union (where it will probably
be "ladies' night") or take the
only other alternative of returning
home.
An athletic plant with all the
pretentions of Michigan's latest and
finest should assuredly be able to
afford a regular attendant for its
swimming pool.
0-----
GREAT LAKES WATERWAY
According to recent dispatches
relative to the activities of Illinois
senators, members of the national
legislature are fearing tht the Su-
preme Court decision on lake di-
version will jeopardize the Great
Lakes-to-the-Gulf deep water-
ways project. According to one of
the congressmen who has been a
pioneer in the waterway project,
there will not be sufficient water
to allow ocean traffic in the sys-
tem as planned by the backers of
the system.
The order to stop diverting water
from the lake for a sanitary dis-
posal of sewerage in Chicago re-
solves itself also into a problem of
the possibility and practicability of
developing an inland seaport. It
has long been argued that water
traffic is by far the cheapest
method of transportation, but
there is also the possibility that the
point of efficiency of the railroads
would be reduced by the introduc-
tion of a waterway to the sea. It
might in some ways be of great
benefit to the city of Chicago, but
would the investment be of great
enough value to warrant the gigan-
tic expenditure for a canal after
many canals have already been
practically deserted since the great
developments of rail-roads have
taken on present proportions.
Campus Opinion

Contributors are asked to leabritf,
confining themselves to less than 300
words i possible. Anonymous com-
munications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential, upon re-
quftt. Letters published should not be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of the Daily.

usic and Drama
ROLAND HAYES mates is the case anyhow-therej
A Review, By R. Leslie Askren are certain things that the gentle-
For the second time Roland man should know about the con-j
Hayes has proved to an enthusias- test, and the public along with
tic Ann Arbor audience that he is him; they might help him to de-:
the possessor of a marvelously sen- termine the path of better sports-
sitive voice in the lyric field of manship another-time.
singing. What he lacks in drama- There were, not fifty or more, but"
tic power he makes up fully in a thirty-one plays submitted. These
golden quality that leaves nothing were divided equally among thel
to be desired, at least in the upper three judges-and here Professorj
register. His use of head tones was Campbell's fine irony becomes de-
very effective, and the complete j lightfully obvious. "The speed with
control in which he held his voice which the judges came to their1
bore witness to an admirable ar- decision will astonish no one who
tistic mastery. His choice of pro- knows how bad the work of most-
gram ran an extraordinary, range unexperienced dramatists is." Atl
and his handling of the various the first reading each judge elim-
numbers showed a sensitive reali- i mated such plays as all too ob-
zation of the demands each lyric viously would not bear production.
made, but the limitations of power The subsequent plays were then in-!
under which he worked prevented terchanged, without comment, un- -
him from being his best except in til each judge had read them. In-
the utterly trivial "Le The" and the dependent lists were then made
more native Negro Spirituals. out by each judge ranking the six
Paradoxically enough, however, eligible plays. Comparison of these
his handling of The Dream Song lists discovered the extraordinary
from "Manon,', while directed at I fact that there was complete unan-
his admirers on the stage, seemed imity in every case except one, thel
to show best his delicate interpre- choice here being between two!
tive powers. The three Schubert plays by the same author.---
numbers also found him alive to And yet Mr. Roden makes the
their meaning, with the mystic ele- absurd charge that the biased Pro-- -
ment in "Die Kraehe" suiting him fessor Rowe could pursuade his col-
best. i leagues into complicity with him,!
The finesse with which he did "Le to promote his own reputation as
The" and a similar sKeuch, "My I an able instructor of would-be
Little Pool," made them easily the dramatists.
best of his lyric numbers. The An interesting detail comes out;
first, running all over the scale to further the success of the con-
with frivolous gaiety, was done with I test Prof. Campbell sacrificed every
what seemed complete perfection, activity of his own Saturday, Jan.
while "My Little Pool" seemed to 12, to devote the whole day to read-
draw out all his emotional quali- ing plays. The Professor's enviable
ties. reputation on the campus suggests
The Negro Spirituals, however, that Mr. Roden's play undoubtedly'
seemed most suited to his voice, received more than sufficient con-
with its capacity for mysticemo- sideration before being rejected.
tionalism and his sure sense for As a matter of fact the contest
the rhythmic demands. In contrast was conceived and run by the Di-
to the Western lyric their drama- vision of English, which combines
tic content is more obvious, and the department of Rhetoric, of
their interpretation does not re- English, and of Speech. Mr. Roden
quire such high flights of song that errs in his facts when he represents
a chorus of laboringdarkies could fiveofethe successful contestants
not join in the chorus with ease. as being in the Play Production
Their rhythm, too, is less intricate f group. The fortunate five were in
and sophisticated. In his "Water the Rhetoric department, under
Boy" the contrast becomes obvious, Prof. Rowe; the debated sixth be-
when Carl Sandburg's recital of the ing connected with Play Produc- j

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ic swing of the chain-gang and the
frank confession of emotional ex-
haustion were as far beyond the
singing Nordic as they were indi-
genous to the chanting darky.
* * *

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
The Editor of this column takes
great pleasure in presenting to the
public the following letter, the
original copy of which is being pre-
served in the archives of the Music
and Drama as a priceless museumI
piece:
"Editor of The Michigan Daily,
Michigan Daily Office,
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
"Dear Sir:
It was with a great deal of ap-
preciation that I observed your
editorial of January 17th entitled
A Case of Poor Judgment. It is in-
deed gratifying to note that even
though the Dramatic Editor of the
Daily was fortunate enough to
place his piece among the select-1
ew, the Daily itself isnot bias-
ed thereby.
However, I am unable to agree
with you on the use of the word
unfortunate as applied to the se-
lection of the five plays from the
class of the esteemed professor.
Furthermore, I am not entirely
convinced that "there was nothing
wrong with the selecting." In fact,
I feel that I have been rooked, to
use the vernacular. While this,
feeling may be induced by a more
or less sub-conscious "sour-grape"
attitude, nevertheless, I am notI
alone in this conviction.?
The fact that a professor chooses
five out of six winning plays from
his own class shows that pro-
fessor to be either an arrant ego-
ist or a manof firm conviction. In
my opinion no three men could
possibly give an equitable decision
on the play which I myself sub-
mitted within the short space of
twenty-eight hours. 'It is mani-
festly impossible that the same
three men could pass on the merits
of fifty or more plays within twice
that time.
Although I have no proof, II
charge from the facts that the;
gentlemen in question were play-'
ing politics. It is my firm con-
viction that the judges were able
to determine whose paper they,
were revising .even though they did
observe the technical requirements'
of anonymity. The professor of
Play Production at least should be
able to recognize the work of his
own students.
It is apparent from the facts that
the "All-Campus" contest did not-
extend beyond the boundaries of
the Play Production class room, ex-
cept in one instance. Happily I
have found that Play Production
is not the course for me to take-

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tion, and a student, last year, in
Mr. Haines' course of dramaticI
writing.
But the general criticism is in-
evitable against Mr. Roden partic-
ularly and against the type of sen-
timent on the campus which elic-
ited the editorial entitled A Case of1
Poor Judgment, that it is an un-
fortunate situation when suspici-
ous students can feel justified in
impugning the honesty of men of
reputation on the faculty, particu-
larly when the efforts of these men
have been enthusiastically devoted
toward the eventual realization of
the dream of a University theater
which will place Michigan in the
front rank of Universities working
with the drama.
Student idealism, not to say al-
truism, must indeed be at a low
ebb; but certainly it cannot be so
low as the sportsmanship shown
in this letter. The gods forfend
that!
SOr perhaps, it is intelligence, and
not sportsmanship, that is at low
ebb.
R. Leslie Askrenj
AGAIN TUESDAY
Play Production have discovered
the fact that the general public is
interested and anxious to support
their experimental efforts in the
University Hall laboratory theater.
To satisfy this interest, as shownI
in the swamping demand for tick-
ets, they are giving an additionalI
performance of the bill of one-acts'
which includes "Overtones," "They
Dreamy Kid," and "The Flattering
Word," Tuesday evening of next'
week. There are considerable ele-
ments of gratification in this sit-
uation. There is the encouraging
fact that interest in the drama
seems not altogether to have been
lost in a locale dominated by the
Turkish bath type of movie pal-j
ace and threatened by the
"squawkies." And there is cheer
in the respect which Director
Windt is winning for his produc-
tions. The group cannot do better
than meet the demands of the stu-
dent public.
* * *

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WHEN WINTER COMES

To the Editor:
Since the beginning of cold
weather a situation has prevailed
which would make my blood boil
if my blood were not in such a con-
gealed state that it could not boil.
It seems that in the excitement of
combating the proposed dormitory
plan, our benevolent landladies
have completely overlooked the fact
that the weather is not warm at
present, and that the average hu-
man being requires a certain
amount of heat to sustain life,
liberty and the pursuit of happi-
ness. How can these indulging
ladies expect students to be happy
and contented if they must either
go to the University buildings or
the theaters in search of warmth,
or else sit shivering and shuddering
in a vain attempt at study?
Examination time is approaching,
and cold living quarters are not
conducive to concentration. I
know of a particular case where
a student, long suffering in a cold

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DR. WARTHIN:

HENRY RUSSELL LECTURER
Taking his place with the three
others who have previously won the
valued place, Dr. Alfred S. Warthin,
iratrn nf the nntholnziol lahora-

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AROUND AND AROUND
Play Production, almost en masse,
have trekked to the big city to seei
Moissi in "Redemption" and Craig-
designed "Macbeth." There arej
elements of encouragement in that
too.
Considering the coughing at the
Roland Hayes concert, a stranger]
might reasonably mistake Ann Ar-
bor for a sanatorium center.
A local author confesses to much
pain following the announcement
of the title of his play as "Passion's
Progress." He denies the accun-

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