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Control of Student Publications.
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to tbe use- for republication of all news dis-
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Phones: Editorial, .95; Business, 21224.

vitiated, of course, by the intol-
erance of some of its statements and
the inaccuracy of others, and good
will probably come of awakening
the country to the decidedly vicious
malpractices of some unprincipled
athletic directors and college heads.
But it is regrettable that a report
worthily conceived should be al-
lowed to become so broad in its ac-
cusations that it can't stand the test
of accuracy. To us it is doubly re-1

About Books ~
Manuscripts, a magazine of
Contemporary Writing
Edited by Willis H. Kinnear
Indianapolis, November, 1929
Price Fifty Cents

Music And Drama
The metamorphosis last year of
the Bonstelle Playhouse to the De-
troit Civic Theatre promised much
in the way of refined unusual dra-
matic entertainment. All the ,
dreams of Jessie Bonstelle, whose
rabid idealism is known in more
cities than Detroit, were incorpo-
rated in the Civic theatre. A suc-
cessful campaign raised $200,000
1 for a maintenance fund. And that,






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grettable since Michigan, unjustly
we assert, has been cast outside thek
pale of honesty which includes Il-
linois, Yale, and Army, and tarreds
with the same stick as Iowa, t
Georgetown, New York University,
Penn State, or any of the universi-f
ties that make no bones about ex-
tending financial favors to athletes.
Michigan has a very real grievance
against the Carnegie foundation
that will not be vindicated until the
foundation shows the world on just
what proof the accusations against
her were based.

Manuscripts has taken a deep
breath in this, its second, number
and has consequently exhaled to
some considerable degree the trace
of musty air that clung about its
initial appearance. I refer par-
ticularly to a dullness that per-

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vaded some of the material con- together with a large over-sub-
tained in the October issue. scription, should have entirely
Certainly no one can deny that eliminated those interests which
Manuscripts is interesting. As an have exploited the commercial the-
experiment that solicitsdthe con- atre so disastrously.
temporary creative and critical But the theatre for some reason


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Raymond Campbell Lawrence Lucey
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Robert Crawford George Patterson
Harry B. Culver Charles Sanford
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Donald Ewing Roger C. Thorpe
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(This editorial appeared by a make-up
error in yesterday's issue under the captain
"Editorial Comment." WXewish the read.
er s of this column 10 know that it re-
presents the editorial policy of The Daily)
Our only regret anent President
Ruthven's recent Saginaw speech
is that it was not delivered over the
largest broadcasting hook-up in the
country, for in our opinion it de-
serves to stand as the greatest com-
mon-sense educational pronounce-
ment of the year. President Ruth-
ven has concisely settled all the
pother in which the nation's edu-
cators have been stewing since the
era of mass education.
He said in part: "In judging the
student there are two groups of
values to be considered- the edu-
cational and the moral. As I see
it, the University can be entirely
responsible for the first and
little responsible for the second. .
. The only business of the uni-
versity is the education of the fit."
To have this bright gem of ad-
ministrative wisdom drop from the
paternalistic, protective clouds that
have been hovering over the stu-
dent is distinctly refreshing. Its
immediate meaning seems to be.
that the great majority of students!
will not continue to be treated like
prep school youths for the sake of
saving a few moral weaklings from
themselves. As the President said,
"The University is not and never
can be a reform school." At last,
it seems, the University can return
to one of its original functions of
equipping students with the moral
independence they will need to,
meet the world beyond the Uni-
versity's doors on its own terms.
More refreshing still and more
significant even than these disci-
plinary connotations, we can see
hope in President Ruthven's speech
for a gradual retirement of the idea
that as many as possible must get
their degrees and an advancement'
of the thesis that a degree is theI
reward of initiative, earnest study,
and real academic achievement.
This is education reserved for the
fit-not only the morally fit but the
mentally fit. It is the logical con-
sequent of a policy of offering the
best in higher education to those
best able to receive it, as oppos'ed to
a policy of producing enough edu-
cation to go around to everybody.
It is an ideal in state-supported
education that will prove diffcult
of attainment, but one which we
feel bpust ultimately prevail and
for which we would coin a newj
word. "Ruthvenism."


rk of college men and women it "
mmands not only interest but seems slow in recognizing the vir-
;pect. This respect, however, tues of its position. So far this
ust soon turn to enthusiasm if year its productions have been de-
e periodical is to enjoy a healthy vastatingly unimportant. It began
ng life. If it continues merely tamely with the charming Milne
teresting, that very interest will
11 before long by dint of its mo- and treated him far less perfectly
tony. than did Play Production here last
Manuscripts needs several major week with a not dissimilar play.
provements. Technically (and For the last two weeks it has been
expensive magazine should pre- playing a pot-boiler by John Lei-
ppose technical perfection) there cester so that William A. Brady
e errors in its make-up. Space can look at it and decide whether
ll not permit anything more than
brief listing. The cover, while its it is worth New York production.
cite neatness is to be admired, It may be that the theatre has de-
eds top and bottom or all-round cided after the enormous success
rders. It needs more and larger of "After Dark" that concession to
d better-looking tail pieces. Its the populace is the way of popu-
.per stock, with its lily-whiteness, larizing the theatre. It is hoped
quires a point or two larger type. not; the professional theatre, which
s title type is too condensed, too imagines quite strongly that the in-
ack, too ununiform, and, in most ferior taste of the mob coincides
stances, a trifle too small. Its with their payroll, makes conces-
1- page illustrations (chiefly the sions quite nicely and regularly.
ood-blocks) cryfor borders. The Next week "Young Woodley," John
ntrast between the inky black- Van Druten's sane and sympathetic
ss of the block and the wide ex- play of adolescent youth, will be
anse of white is too sharp. It the bill. This may sound a little
eds more articles beginning on more promising to some who en-
e right hand page. And finally, joyed Tarkington's "Seventeen" or
needs a better organization of the better the early chapters of "Pen-
ck pages of the first section. dennis." Educators have taken the
Poetry has been consistently bad play and used its thesis as subject
both issues. This, of course, may matter for school lectures. Yet
due to a paucity of material dis-- that does not entirely condemn it.
lowing a judicious, qualitative se- The play is delicately-balanced, at
ction, but nevertheless it remains times tender and moving. The
e of the irritating features of the story is pretty familiar to most
agazine. The two-shall we call people. The shy poetry-loving
em vertical epigrams?- of Mr. young fellow falls in love with the
ulbertson have no place among young wife of his dry-as-dust pro-
me of the very fine things Man- fessor. The result is disillusion-
cripts has printed. The follow- ment for the boy but the play ends
g two examples are typical of the with a fine farewell that gives him
id poetry, the poetry that will hope for the future. The playwright
ake for the downfall of the re- wants the older generation in
ect the journal is attempting to the audience to better understand
ild. The first is Culbertson's and their wondering, puzzled young
te second a typical selection from sons. Perhaps they will. George
iss Margaret Grant's couplets: Macready is taking the title role
that Glenn Hunter had, with Bar-
The TRUTH bara Willison as the wife, and Hun-
Is ter Gardner as the professor.
Usually Staggering, But more important than "Young
But Woodley" and more consistent with
Seldom is it the policy many have expected
Drunk from the Civic Theatre is the three
With Enthusiasm. productions that will be given next
week of Tchekov's "The Sea-Gull."
And the second: Miss Bonstelle is obtaining this fine
When her turn came I stepped comedy of Tchekov's by special ar-
up eagerly, rangement with the Civic Theatre
I smiled, "Well, ma'am, what will of New York. Eva LeGallienne has
your order be?" defied all the financial chapbooks
recording the returns from Tche-
I've served light lunches with a kov's plays and added one after an-
tray all day, other of them to her repertor
Rushing from table to table with . ther emn toshe rert
with increasing success. The result
my tray- is that the New York critics have
To off-set this is the lengthy po- conveniently divided all the New
ic bit of Miss Edna Frederikson, York audience into Tchekovians
bit with precise diction and al- and non-Tchekovians. "The Sea-
ost ballad rhythm, a bit extenu- Gull" is one of Tchekov's finest
.ed, and a bit romantic.This lat- comedies and is very rarely done
,r item is a condition common to in America. So that Miss Bon-
ost all Manuscript poetry. But, stelle's special arrangement for its
'ter all, we cannot indict the ro production in Detroit on -Monday
anticist as a literary sinner. For night, Tuesday matinee and night
ader interest-and that is what the week after next does represent
anuscripts needs now at this, the an effort to please the discrimin-
-ucial and turning point of its ca- ating.
er-there is place for variety,

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Night Editor-Henry J. Merry
The Carnegie Foundation's sweep-
ing indictment of college athletics
in general and football in particu-
lar as commercialized and negli-
gent of the colleges' educational
duty seems to us to represent a
lot of time and money wasted to
tell people something they know,
condone, and do not propose to
remedy. Conceived evidently as
propaganda to stir our educators to
action, the report seems to have
missed, its mark and produced no1
response exqept denials and recrim-
inations from indignant athletic
directors. As a statement of fact
and. opinion the Carnegie bulletin
is doubtless honest and studied, but
it takes,'neither a "militant-metho-
dist" tone scarcely practical in
view of the enormous popular ap-
proval of football as it is played
This country has claimed foot-
ball as a national sport, and prob-
ably its most popular national
sport. There has been built about it
a tremendous American tradition of
smashing vigor that is enjoyed and
respected by at least two million
people every Saturday of the foot-
ball r season. The thing has been
done on a colossal scale, it is true,
but only consistent with the pop-
ular demand and the American way
of meeting such a demand. It is
natural that the country's millions
(! football fans should resent ef-
forts to deprive their favorite sport
of any of its glamour, vitality, or,
competitive spirit.
As to the charges of wholesale
subsidization of athletes and spe-
cifically the allegation that prob-
ably half the players on first class
teams throughout the country are
subsidized, the foundation is tread-
ing on extremely thin ice. In the
face of Yost's, Aigler's, Tapping's,
and Ottaway's emphatic and justly
outraged denials that Michigan
athletes are being paid for their
sweat, it would be interesting to
see what proof the Carnegie in-
vestigators can adduce to show that
half our first-string gridders arel



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the quality of its verse.
Norman Foerster features the is-
sue with a short essay that prays
for an injection of "humanism"
along with the toxin-anti-toxin
with which a college fortifies us
against the world.
Outstanding among the other
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Brian, a character sketch in which
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though its photography was beauti-
ful. However, all were enthusias-
tic about "The Tell-Tale Heart," an
effort to project the mad visions of
Poe's wild character. This was a
type of problem which only cam-
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from such efforts at practical real-
ization of the particular advan-
tages of the screen as a medium
I that the art of the movie will grow.
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bringing a feature by a director
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been responsible for modern cine-
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