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Published every morning except Mondayr
during the University year by the Board in
Control of Student Pnbliations,
Member of Western Conference Fitorial
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled
to the use for republication of all news dis-
patches credited to it or not otherwise credited
n this paper and the local news published
Entered at the posto..ce at Ann Arbor,
Michigan, as second class matter. Special rate
of postage granted by Third Assistant Post-I
wbaster General.
Subscription by carrier, $.00; by mail, $4.50.
Oflices: Ann Arbor Press Building, May-
vard Street.
Phones: Ediririal, 4925; Business, 21214.
Telephone 4925'
Editor .. ...... George C. Tiller
City Editor...............Pierce Rosenberg
Ncw5 .Editor........... George E. Simons
Sports Ei .. ..dward L. Warner, Jr.
Wlomen's TEditor .....,......Mlarjorie Follmer
Telegraph Editor.........Cassam A. Vilson
Music and Drama.......Willian J. GormanI
Literary Editor......... Lawrence R. Klein
A-stant . ity Editor...... Roh'rt J. Feldman

Frank E. Cooper
William C. Gentry
Charles R. Kaufman

Henry J. Merry
Robert L.Sloss
Waler W. Wilds

be forthcoming through the acqui-
sition of money, whether it is used
for a pretentious private fortress,
or tied up in investments.
But the leisure class in America
need not be a landed aristocracy asE
of old; modern devices for personal
security and convenience have ren-
dered property holdings unneces-
sary. Babbittry has little of its
tether remaining for cocky, go-get-
ter antics in its pursuit of money.
The older Society, offspring of pio-
neer stock, will see to it that a
considerabel number of its neo-
members are expected as undesir-
ables, which may have a retarding
influence upon the crassness with
which money is sought.-
As for the way in which the gen-
try will, organize itself, Mr. Nick-
erson believes that the typical rich
man will be interested chiefly in
warfare; that soldiering is the hall-
mark of the man of leisure. Nextj
to this, the American aristocrat will
turn to sports, finding physical and
some moral strengthening- in them.'
Then as to the non-military func-
tions of the leisure class, he places
politics first, with letters and art.
Such a valuation of the gentry'sj
purposes is untenable, largely be-
cause it is not landed as Mr. Nick-
erson supposes. Further, the rea-
sons for Mr. Nickerson's views may
be accounted for impressionistical-
ly. He has been interested in the
army and in the mediaeval Inqui-
Contrary to this man's view, we
believe that the non-military occu-
pations possess greater appeal for
the leisure class than either war or
sports. As a matter of fact, it is
a prerequisite of an aristocrat that
he eschew over-emphasis of physi-
cal pleasures as barbarous. In fine,
he would choose politics for his
forte, as an expression of leader-
ship in the nation, and letters and
the arts, if for no other reasons
than that they require the devoted
attention of men freed from mon-
ey pursuits, as the lamentable state
of our national political and liter-
ary arenas admirably illustrates.
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If you have a buck to spare, buy,
a copy of the new directory- and
then chain your copy down. The
new red covers are expected to keepI
you from losing your copy but that
theory is knocked into a cocked hat
by the fact that your friends, fra-
ternity brothers and the like will
have less difficulty in finding your
well hidden copy. Yes, sir, the old
mustard color of last year was more
foolproof. Directories oughta be
camouflaged, not made conspicu-
Another good plan is to tear out
the inside pages and hide them in
different pockets. Hide A to L in
your vest, L to S in your coat, etc.
Then write Ha-ha-ha inside the
coers and let them lie where you
wish. !
Following our plan of last year,
we yesterday made a careful sur-
vey of some of the names you get
for your buck and as a result we
believe that for variety the student
directory cannot be surpassed. We
confined our current survey to the;
frosh, of whom there is a great ar-
The Smiths beat the Browns 13-
10, and the Jones' also ran with 6.
I Aaron, of course, leads the pack;
but closely following him is Anger-
er who is subdued by Arbiter. Or
[ if Arbiter doesn't work, then As-
prin will.
A gent named Bakhaus furnishes1
inspiration for the first gag on the
schedule. Ready?
* a a
Instructor: "Name, please?"
Student: "Herman Bakhaus."
Instructor: "Because why?"
'Then there's a fellow named
Batts. We haven't anything to say
about him; he's just Batts.

Bertram Askwith Lester May
Helen Barc David M. Nichol
Maxwell Batter William :Page
ary L. PBehymer Howard I. Peckham
Benjamin 1-. Berentsorl-Iugh Pierce .
Allan H. Berkman Viktor Rabinowitz
S. Beach Conger John D. Reindel
Thomas M. Cooler Jeannie Roberts1
John H. Denler Joseph A. Russell 1
Helen Domine Joseph Ruwitch
Margaret Eckels William P. Salzarulo
Katharine Ferrin Charles R. Sprowl
Carl S. Forsythe S. Cadwell Swanson
Sheldon C. ulllerton Jane Thaver
Ruth Geddes Margaret Thompson
Ginevra Ginn Richard L. Tobin
jack Goldsmith Elizabeth Valentine y
orris Giovermn Harold 0. Warren, Jr.
Ross Gustin Charles White
Mar-aret Harris G. Lionel Willens
David B. Hempstead John E, Willoughby
. Cullen Kennedy Nathan Wise
e an Levy Barbara WrX'elht
ussell E. McCracken Vivian Zimit
Dorothy Magee
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Night Editor-C. R. KAUFMAN

a npus Upnon ion
Contributor& are asked to he briet,
confiniug themselves to less than 300 There's a frosh named Bird, and
word- ii possible. Anonymous corn- his first name is Carol. There's
munications will he disregarded. The
n.smesa o communicants will, however, also a Boyd, if you prefer that.
be regarded as conidential, uponre-
<7jp""?t Letters published should not be
construed as expressing the editorial Another member of the class of
opinion of the Daily. '33 is Hotzel Bode. Now look. If
he had a sister named Annie there
ALUMNI REVOLT wouldn't be any necessity of having
To the editor: his name in the directory because
This is from two Michigan men (hold tight) Annie Bode would be
who revolt at being classed in the able to tell you where he lives.
same alumni body with any one
ungentlemanly enough to write of We hope the gent named Edward
Bottum doesn't go out for baseball.
our Big Ten opponents that "it is I wouldn't sound so good for the
a disgrace to lose to them, and nq coach or the umpire to yell "Bot-
honor to win;" with any one who tum's up!"
even in irony suggests that we "let
out The Victors March on a roy- To the best of our knowledge we
,,s haven't seen June Day, '33, but as a
alty basis. .rule there isn't anything nicer than
It is from two who saw Michi- a June day, oh, pshaw, that was
gan's student loyalty and team terrible.


Mtsir And rDrama I
TONIGHT: Play Prdction pre-
sents "City' Hal" by Wiiam Rug-
gles Thurnau, '29, in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre beginning at
Wagner despised chamber music;
Liszt indignantly called it "Jammer
musik"; a prominent American er-'
tic suggested that performance be
relegated to historical muse un-s.
All three verdicts are undoubtedly
defense reactions, unsubtle ack-
nowledgenients of limitations. Yet
they almost approximate the pop-
ular view of chamber music. With
the increasing popularity of the
modern symphony--a grand affair
employing thrilling wind-machines
-the smaller organizations have
gradually disappeared even to the
much-bemoaned retirement last
year of the Flonzaley Quartet.
The quartet and trio forms are
a more 'serious and severe medium.
The relative uniformity of tone-
color limits the range and charac-
ter of the sonorities, rendering mu-
sical distinctions subtle of attain-)
ment. The form demands maturity
in the composer andgaccordingly
postulates a higher degree of crit-
ical awareness in an audience, than
do orchestral compositions which
have various points of appeal that
are anything but musical. Haydn,
Mozart, Bethoven and Franck have
certainly expressed some of their
most intimate and profound con-
ceptions in chamber music forms.
So the infrequency of performance
is one of the most discouraging as-
pects of American musical life.
The Choral Union series makes
one annual effort at rehabilitation
but the contrast between Hill Aud-
itorium's vast stretches and the in-
timate nature of the form is dev-
astating. The Chamber Music So-
ciety, lately the Matinee Musicale,
composed largely of the wives of
faculty members, have been mak-
ing an earnest and consistent ef-
fort to fill this vacancy in Ann Ar-
bor's musical life. The programs
offered have invariably been of
high calibre. Last year the series
included the Jacque Gordon String
Quartet, Leo Ornstein and the
Hartmann Quartet, the Pro Arte
Quartet from Belgium, and the
Malkin Trio.
Thisyear, on the first program
they are bringing something un-
usual in chamber music, the Bar-
rere Wind Ensemble. George Bar-
rere, the world's greatest virtuoso
on the flute, organized this ensem-
ble when he came here from France
to join the New York symphony.
Its peculiar virtue is that it has re-
stored to concert programs some of
the most interesting compositions
of the classic school written for this
quaint combination of instruments
that might otherwise go unheard.
The other ensembles in the series
1 are:
The Morgan Trio-January 14
The New York String Quartette
February 19.
The Elshuco Trio-March 24.
W. J.G.
* * '
Vivacious dancing by hardwork-
ing choruses and individual hoof-
( ers supports the singing and pan-
tomine of principals in "Black-
birds," a fast moving and extensive
review by 100 colored artists now

at the Wilson theatre, some two
hours of distinctive and enjoyable
Adelaide Hall, dancing and sing- j
ing in front of the Blackbird beau-
ty chorus, put the shpw over in
the second number with the song,
"Diga, Diga, Do." Titled as a scene
in jungleland, it showed savage
enthusiasm approaching burlesque.
Again, in "Bandana Babies" and "I
Must Have That Man," Miss Hall
displayed a good voice and excel-
lent dancing.
Aida Ward practically shared
honors with Miss Hall by virtue of
her singing and attractive stage
personality. After "Dixie" in the
prologue, she introduced the theme
song. "I Can't Give You Anything
But Love," with Lewis Cole; and
followed with a lead in the travesty
done on "Porgy."
Of the male members of the
company, Johnny Hudgins was out-
standing with his pantomine of the
theme song. His interpretation
spiced with novelty dance steps and
aided by the brass of the Planta-
tion orchestra.
Among the performances before
I the curtain, the colored version
based on Elinor Glyn's "It" and a
number by two hoofers in brown,
"Doin' the New Low Down" were
the best. The latter was an excep-

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Much of the dalliance transpir-


ing in men's minds has been con-
cerned with the fruits of leisure.
They too have not only been such
-stuff as dreams are made on, but,I
whether for ambition, or relief from
the results of previous living, or
simply to overtake happiness on an
excursion from reality, they have
commanded great speculative ener-
There has been of late, particu-
larly since the War, which is com-;
ing more and more to be consid-
ered a catalytic rather than a cata-
clysmic occurence when viewed
from its cumulative effect, a tre-
hendous and rife deluge of spec-
ulation on the outcome of the
weakling tendencies our contemp-
orary American society displays to-
ward producing a leisure class, and
on what values it will be motivated
by. Now comes one Hoffmdrn Nick-
/erson, who, in the November issue
"of the American Mercury, contend-
ing that the American despises lei-
sure because he. confuses it with
loafing, traces this approbationf
first'"to the influence of our early
Calvinistic forefathers, and next to
the pioneer necessity for clearing
These are two excellent reasons.
As Mr. Nickerson discloses, early
Puritanism not only stinted thei
adornments of leisure by requiring
of beauty austerity, and of that
"more universal adornment of lei-}
sure," the drinking of wine, actual
abeyance, but it so condemned fes-
tivals and sporting as to make of
work a fetish; the wonder is that
it did not exceed its doctrine and
reason alike by canonizing HerculesE
for his labors. Then, of course,
there was the economic necessity of
moulding and conveying the re-
sources of the land into usable
forms, an effort absorbing the en!
ergies and soul of every early Amer-

comeback last year, expect a like{
regeneration this fall, and who
therefore deny vehemently thati
the "good old Michigan spirit is
becoming conspicuous by its ab-
What possible value can be de-
rived from publishing a statement
so ridiculously distorting the ideals
of intercollegiate football as the
communication in The Daily of
October 31 from O. H. "Rasty"
Wright, '98.
Since the point-a-minute teams
evidently come within the 31-year
4 period of forbearance" during
which Wright withheld his disgust,
perhaps he wasn't satisfied with
them. At any rate his letter is no
less than an accusation that the
coaches train the Michigan play-
ers to lose, and demand that we,
must always win or not have foot-
ball teams.
No statement more antagonistic
to the aims of intercollegiate foot-
ball competition could have been
written. No writer could be more
blind to the fact that if one team
always wins there is never any hon-
or in winning.
How closely has Wright kept in
mind the facts in his reference to

Another so-called gag. Charles
Dee, '33, and Eugene Fromm, '33,1
meet on campus.
Eugene: "What's your name?"
Chas: "Charles Dee."
Eugene: "Charles D. what?"
Chas. "Nothing. What's yours?"
Eugene: "Eugene Fromm."
Chas. "I don't care where you
are from, what's your name?"
(That could go on indefinitely
but there wouldn't be any excuse
for it.)
A co-ed by the name of Gribble
says it pays to be a Gribble but
perhaps you'd better read it- over
There are a bunch of Heckers in
the book, and there are also three
Hellers'and a Damn.
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1 TaL- huncijh. ~tose f,.h.

the '10,000 available men at Michi- * * *
gan, or in his condemnation of Three of them furnish us with a
"paid professional management" of good test for intoxication. If you
today, and his glorification of the meet Miss Mikalajizak walking
athletic association of his time? down the street with Messrs.
Does he mean to state that coaches Schmalzriedt and Steltzriede and
then served gratis, or that by abol- manage to call them all by name,
ishing coaches' salaries we could you aren't drunk, brother.
obtain better coaches now? *F * *
How does he reconcile his state- Now we're going to call on Damn
ment that the old athletic associa- and the Hellers.
tion "ran everything from finances * *
to schedules" and "always had the The editors of the book got our

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