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TTHE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1929

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ELLIS B. MERRY

ward university presidents can t
break lown the resistance of their About Books , I
faculties to change. Dr. Wilbur has pontdihe wa: e roheie
pointed the way: he prophecies
that the four-year course leading VOULMINOUS STUDY,
to an A. B. will be supplanted by WELL-HANDLED, BRILLIANT
"junior colleges" which will pre-
pare students for university work Casanova, His Knawn and Unknown
'in professional and business Life, by S. Guy Endore.
schools. The John Day Co., New York City.'
But it is unfair on the basis of Price $5.00.
pronouncement to call Dr. Wilbur
a prophet in his own right. Ex- The popular idea of the place
President Little clearly saw where- and importance of Giacomo
in our literary college was missing Giralamo Casanova is the most
its true function with relation to juggled and misrepresented in
the other colleges, and where it jhedends misryprfsntedin
was . failing to meet today's de- the endless history of fascin-
mand for the humanities. He diag- ating mei. For the most part
nosed the situation almost exactly he is regarded as a lascivious
as Dr. Wilbur has more recently rake of noble birth but ignoble life

Editorial Chairiman..........George C. Tilley
City Editor................Pierce Rosenberg
News Editor........... ... Donald J. Kline
Sports Editor......... Edward L. Warner, Jr.
Women's Editor .,........Marjorie Follmer
Telegraph Editor ."........Cassam A. wilson
Music and Drama........William J. Gorman
Literary Editor.......... Lawrence R. Klein
Assistant City Editor...... Robert J. Feldman
Editorial Board
eight vi Mors
Frank Cooper enry . Merry
William C. Gentry Robert V Sloss
Charles R. Kaufman Waiter W. Wilds
Ex-officio Members
Ellis D. Mey A. J: Jordan

done, and he evolved his UniversityG
college, which Dr. Wilbur has term-
ed a "junior college," to meet the
situation. From this University col-
lege, which would offer a two-year
concentration of the humanities,
students would g'raduate into alll
branches of professonal training,
or into advanced work in the hu-
manities if they desired an A. B.-
or into the world if their chief col-

who dissipated both his fortune
and his morals in the pursuit of
queens or bar-maids. And as for
his historical placement, it ranges
from a playfellow of the Renais-
sance Cellini to the eighteenth cen-
tury existence he in reality en-
joyed. Invariably he is apart from1
his lewdness and promiscuity, but

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1929

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legiate inspiration had been pure-
ly social.
Under President Little's direction
an immense amount of research
has already been done preliminary
to installing the University college.
Michigan is fortunate in having
this background on which to build
the inevitable new system of liber-
al arts instruction. If President
Ruthven's foresight keeps pace
with the tact and diplomacy he has
already shown, he will not let the
project lie fallow.
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always is he ruthlessly categorized
as the vagrant rogue.
Quite possibly this traduction of
the man (or rather, refusal to con-
ceive the man in his real signifi-

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Editorial Comment

SUPPLY AND DEMAND AND
THE HUMANITIES.
Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur, on leave
from Stanford university while he
guides the Department of Interior,
recently told the national interfra-
ternity conference that the "four-
year college course is too much for
the man who wants just an ele-
mentary education and not enough
for the one who wants advanced
work." This pronouncement clicks
nicely with a much-bruited obser-
vation of Professor Snedden of
teachers College (New York) that
our colleges are developing three
different types of students: those
seeking purely technical knowledge
for "bread and butter" reasons, the
serious minded who are in earnest
quest of the humanities, and final-
ly the happy-go-luckies who seek
neither professional training nor
culture, but go to college as a so-,
cial duty and for sporting reasons.
From the statements of these two
educators a truth is immediately
deductible: namely, that the time-
honored four-year course leading
to an A. B. does not meet modern
requirements. It is too comprehen-
sive and long drawn out for the
sporting-life who makes his alma
mater a country club. Yet the aca-
demic authorities have made con-
cessions to the mental incompe-
tence of this student type that have
resulted in the liberal arts' becom-
ing too slow and superficial for the
student to whom culture is a prize
eagerly to be sought. Torn between
the demands of the extremes, the
liberal arts -4course has become so
inefficiel rthat law and medical
students are forced to . spend an
inordinately long time in their col-
lege preparation if they are to
have the cultural background their
professions urgently demand. AndI

(From the New York Times.)
Both Secretary Wilbur and Pro-
fessor Snedden of Teachers College
see three fairly distinct groups de-
veloping in our colleges of liberal
arts. They also suggest three dif-
ferent types of college to meet dif-
fering needs. One group consists of
those who go to college for "bread
and butter" reasons (though it is
certain that some of these are to
be found in the other groups). In
the second group are included
those who are interested neither
in studies looking toward the pro-
fessions or other occupations, nor
in a cultural education. Their con-
gesting presence in most of our
colleges is due "to social or sporting
reasons," or both, or, in some cases,
to parental pressure. The third
group is made up of students of
the type that has given the Ameri-
can college its distinctive place
among the educational institutions
of the world.
At present all are crowded
through "too narrow a funnel," and
the practical question is how th;
three types of students are to be
given the education which their
differing minds require in order to
lead them to their own highest
good and that of the community
in which they are subsequently to
live. To put the question in the
phrases of Professor Snedden's
characterization of the college's
present difficulty: can the colleges
,continue in the attempt to serve
God grams ,of studies which are
neither quite the good fish of pro-
fessional training or the fowl of
genuine cultural education?" Sec-
retary Wilbur's statement seems to
suggest that the third group-that
is, the serious-minded students
taking the four-year course to the
A. B. degree, but not as a pre-pro-
fessional course-will in the course
of time disappear, or will merge
themselves in the first group with
those who begin to specialize after
the first two years of college study.
This tendency is marked in recent
higher educational policy. Carried
to its extreme it menaces, if it does
not wholly extinguish, the liberal
arts except so far as they contri-
bute directly to preparation for a
profession.
The institutional differentiation
cannot, for very material reasons,
be made. Junior colleges.may take
care of a minor group, going out
into business or occupations tht
do not demand the longer prepara-
tion. But the generic American col-
lege must seek to give liberal train-
ing to those who are oliged to pass
through its halls in order to gain
admission to the professional
schools as well as to those'to whom
the vocation is not all of life-who
have a love of learning for its own
sake or for the truth to whiclh it

canco and with a human vestige)
can be laid to the paucity of infor-
mation about him recorded in Eng-
lish. This barrier to knowledge has
been adequately removed by Mr.
Endore's illuminating work. Casa-
nova to him is more than the pro-
ponent of "Qixotic hidalgos in
Spain." He is the Casanova who
knew his Horace by heart, who had
"more than a rudimentary grasp
of Oriental and Classical litera-
ture," who played the part of the
"Connoiseur of the arts and scien-
ces," the philosopher-albeit eclec-
tic-dramatist, though a mediocre
one, and poet, though a bad one
He presents him, primarily, as a
student of the humanities, the
translator of classical Homer into
Italian octave rima, antagonist o
Voltaire, and no mean authority
on mining, manufacturing, and
economics. The picture he paint
of him is, in its corrective manner
comparable to George Ouasdes' re
cent work on another contempor
ary presented in his true signifi
cance for the first time, the stor
of John Law, instigator, inflator
and burster of the Mississippi bub
ble.
The fifteen pages of biograph
Mr. Endore has made use of in prep
aration for his work are laconi
but convincing testimony to th
authority with which he writes. Hi
iconoclasm, however, flattens non
of -the flavor that, paradoxically
enshrines Casanova in a mausole
um of gay and rakehelly adventure
He gives us the immoral man, bu
at the same time the complete ma
Because of this splendid combina
tion of personalities in the bio
graphy and because of Mr. Endore'
faultless prose and careful, dis
cerning instances and detail, th
result is a study in not only Casa
nova-although lie of course pre
dominates every page- but from
social and ethical viewpoint of th
last three-quarters of the eight
eenth century as well.
-L.R. K.
NOT QUITE
RETROSPECTIVE.
The Eighteen-Seventies, Edited b
Harley Granville-Baker.
The Macmillan Company, N. Y. C
Price $3.00.
The eighteen-seventies, Walte
de la Mare assures us, at this m
*ment are "just remote and just re
trievable enough to be singularl
beguiling." It is an age that is jus
about to become historical. The au
thors of the essays that have to d
with it include Hugh Walpole writ
ing , on the novel, Sir Arthur Pi
nero on the theatre, John Drink
water on poetry, and George Saints
bury on Andrew Lang. Aside from
then there are essays on Lor
Houghton and his circle, Oxfor
and Cambridge in the era, wome
poets, women novelists, criticism
Tennyson, Swinburne, and Mere
dith.
The essays are not too heav
bits, yet they reveal scholarshi
and careful preparation witha
thorough knowledge of the subjec
in hand. That they are witty an
1 well-written is attested by tha
phrase of Miss Sackville-West in
her essay on women poets - "th
high Yictorian standard of bash
fulness,"
Not only is the book a valuabl
record of the life and letter ofa

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MI-GO-ouDCLAUDIAUZO
A Preview by William C. Gentry.
It seems ta6 Mimes nd the Un-
seems t~aiPrimTa d onna soprano
ion officials who are responsible for
all Operas never run out of mater-
ial for settings for their shows, CHORAL. UNION SERIES
never are forced to duplicate the
musicand always manage to un-
cover talent along dancing and
singing lines that perpetuates theirHill Auditorium -
reputation for excellent Operas.,1
In order to make "Merrie-Go- TUESDAY, DEC. 10, 8:15 P. M.
Round" worthy of the reputation
that naturally goes with a Union
Opera, and in order to ennance this
atmosphere that surrounds the DISTINGUISHED ALIKE IN BOTH
productions, Mr. Shuter turned to1=
the author of three otner success- OPERA AND CONCERT
ful productions for the book. Donal -
Hamilton Haines was induced to
spend the most of the spring and
summer of this year on the fornn- imited number of season tickets
lation of a story around which to a va il a bl1e at $6.00, $8.00, $10.0,
build the production.-
ut p ouiseffots has come a $12.90. Single tickets $1.50, $2.00,
story with a Spanish setting - on =_ $2.50. On sale at School of Music,
the hypothetical island of CostaM
Frio to be exact-and the immedi-tl aynard Street.
ate background is an American
army post. The year is 1935 and _________________________________llilllll_111__1_I__t[IlI_
war has been outlawed two years
around the commander of the post
previously. The story revolves PE HL DYSL
and his family, consisting of his
wife and daughter'
The locale of the story has given
the scenery experts and stage de- Saturday Morning from 9:00 until 12:00
signers a chance for lavishness and I
in the three different scenes no ef-
fort has been made to subdue the 200 PAIRS OF
color or modify the possfb1e extra-
vagances of sceny on a tropica.
island.
Music for the production, ueces-
car1y of different types, ranges$
inigid ry slw-mvimn nativc -49 PAIRS OF GALOSHES
and songs. An orchestra has been
recruited after many weeks of re-
hearsal and that group hasspent
over the score. One pair of Shoes and one pair of Galoshes
The design of costumes was left
to Lester, Ltd., of Chicago and ac-
f cording to the color plates which
they have returned, and dhave smiie !
I been framed for a display, the cos- ''The shoes are now on display in the shoe deartent. The
s turves will not be outdone in lav- renw ndipy th sh parmn. hY
ishness by the scenery. Brilliant include patent pumps, one-straps and T-straps . . . kid pumps and
- coloring in the ladies' dresses will straps and black satin slippers.
- be blended with the militant de-sa
- sign of the army officers to pro-Thegaoshes are woo crepe raynboots, ratherlow-cut,.in grey
y duce many beautiful pictures o( or brown.
, the stage and will allow for sev- Mezzanine
- eral fine effects in the grouping of
the cast and choruses.
y Of course, there could he no
- furthering of standards already
c set up in previous produustion un
e less the individuals i1t) tic ast, and
s the singers and dancersinthe_-
e choruses were of a ligher calibre__ -
, than those of any previous ycar.-.
- Several individuals in the cast have
had experience in the Opera work
t during the past few years and con-
. stitute the "old guard" of the pro-
- duetion. Others, to wihom this is
- the first experience in a production (DEVOTED TO Musk)
s of this kind, have been recruited
-; only after the finest of distinctions HINSHAW & SON
e were made in abilities. . 601 E. William Street lione 7515
- Previews of the show reveal the
- fact that "Merrie-Go-Round" will -
a approximate a professional produc-
e tion more closely than any of its
predecessors. The music, dancing,
and story have been knit into a LET THIS BE A
unity necessary for the successful
presentation of a play with music,
and the production at this stage
far excells the virtues held up forusicalChristm a
former shows after they had been

y playing two.weeks. Some have even
forcasted that "Merrie-Go-Round"
. will supercede "Cotton Stockings" on't Make Perishable Gifts to Your Children
and will mark a ii(-w steppinig
Stoe in Opera succdlssew sensible about your spending for Christmas Candy ruins 4 ____
ston inOpe suceses.~ rat bm n me
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- STANLEY FLETCHER. '! digestion'! Flowers fade in a day! In both cases your money
- Schumann's childhood platitudes
y seem to be the thing this year. Mr. is thrown away.
t Fletcher playec, them poetically
- and well. But it i's unfortunate that GIVE THEM MUSIC AND SET THEIR HEARTS TO
o he saw fit to emphasize his claim
to a poet with a nnumerism, a lan- THROBBING, THEIR FEET T DANCING AND THEIR
- guid circular motion. This is real
- ly important; because the motioii VOICE --SIN
- is interrupted at the more diflicult
m passages by a nervous crouch A Song Once Started In the Soul Goes on Forever,
'd which, if one is watching the pi-
'd anist, unduly calls attention to the Don't ask your child what it wants from Santa Claus. A child is too young
n strain in his playing. AIr, Fletcher
, closed his program with atMotel to choose its own gifts wisely. Be Coastructive! Give your child what wil
- Goose story by R. L. mith, telling lead to its higher cultural development. If it wants toys, give it musical toys.
the story from the piano of al lIn ANY CASE GIVE MUSIC!
y prince rescuing a i)rlnces who
walked through thedwoods like a FOR YOUR HOME BUY A VICTOR OR MAJESTIC RADIO
a heavy milkmaid and was carried
t away by a sonorous sorcerer SO THAT ALL CAN HEAR THE WORLD'S BEST MUSIC
dThere seemed to be no reason ap
d paretcohe erorma eomit- FOR YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION BUY A PIANO.
ited himself so whole-hecartedly toiA
Stech islf-sowhona-prjedto Send your sweetheart a portable Phono and a doz.en records instead of a box
the child-educational projct, un- I,,
less such was his preference. i of Candy and a dozen American Beau.y lose's. Or, send her a Banjo, Guitar
e played two Debussy nuibers with or Ukelele. It costs no nore. A re-ord of your favorite song will reach
u taste amnd refinement, lae didn't ; her heart and she will plav it over and over for a year-and-a-day, and love you.

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