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Published every morning except Monday
during the University year by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.
Member of Western Conference Editorial
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled
to the use for republication of all news dis-
patches credited to it or not otherwise creditedI

This acquisition constitutes, then,
at once a splendid scholastic prize
for the University and a monument
to the high-mindedness of a man
of means as well as sound histori-
cal judgment.



in this paper and the local news published To keep its skirts unsollecib y a
sorbid debate on the merits of pro-
'Entered at the postoffice at Ann Arbor, hbtoi vr ovrsLw Ei
Michigan, as second class matter. Special rate hibition, Mr. Hoover's Law En-
of postage granted by Third Assistant Post- forcement commission has an-}
master General.
Subscription by carrier, $4.00; by mail, nounced that it will tinker only
Offices: Ann Arbor Press Building, May- with the enforcement machinery.
nard Street. We had hopes when that able and
Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 21214.n_
representative commission was ap-
EDITORIAL STAFF pointed that at iast a body, which
Telephone 4925 was supposed to be something of I
MANAGING EDITOR an authority on enforcement, I{
ELLIS B. MERRY might pronounce on the enforce-
Editorial Chairman..........George C. Tiley ability of prohibition instead of
City Editor...............Pierce Rosenberg just recommending more ways in
News Editor..........Donald J. Kline
Sports Editor.....Edward L. Warner, Jr. which enforcement might be
Women's Editor...........Marjorie Follmer tightened.
Telegraph Editor......... Cassam A. Wilsonti
Music and Drama.......William J. Gorman Those in charge of perpetuating
Literary Editor.......... Lawrence R. Klein
Assistant City Editor.... Robert J.RFeldman the "noble experiment" have care-
Night Editors--EditorialBoard Members fully evaded the issue of its en-
Frank E. Cooper Henry . Merryforceability, ting their defens
William C. Gentry Robert L. Slossfocaitylmtng hetdfns
Charls R. 1Ea"'tman Walter W. "Wilds
Gurney Williams of prohibition either to the unten-
Reporters able statement that present en-
Bertram Askwith Lester May forcement is adequate or to a re-
elen lBauer avilia Pa chol cital of the excellent results that
Mary L. Behymer Howard H. Peckham prohibition has already accomp-
Benjamin 7-f. Berentsonilugb Pierce lse.Te aecoe oinr
Allan H. Berkman Victor Rabinowitz lished. They have chosen to ignore
Ar-thur J. Bernstein John D. Reindel the expense, the toll of life, the
S Beach Conger Jeannie Roberts
Thomas M. Cooley oseph A. Russell hypocrisy, and the corruption that
John H. Denier Joseph Ruwitch
Helen Domine William P. Salzarulo prohibition has foisted on the body
Margaret Eckels Charles R .Sprowl politic.
Kathearine Ferrin S. Cadwell Swanson
Sheldon C. Fullerton Jane Thayer The real issue is prohibition's en-
Ruth Geddes Margaret Thompson forceability. Is it a law which
Ginevra Ginn Richard L.. Tobin focaity IS ta lwwhh
Jack.Goldsmith Elizabeth Valentine commands the respect and support
Ross Gustin Charles White Jr. of public opinion? Those drys who
Margaret Harris G. Lionel Willens I are not still hypnotized by the
a vi B Hmvstead Tohn E.Willoughby_

Well, well, and did you have a
nice vacation? I stayed right here
to sort of watchover things,and
kept in practice by writing a Rolls
column every day. (Here, here;
that'll never do-telling a lie in
the first paragraph of 1930).
No, I didn't write Rolls but I
kept my eye on the Law building
because I thought somebody might
try to burn it down; but every
night I went home just as disap- 1
pointed and discouraged as ever.
They had two fires at the White
House but not even any smoke on
No. I didn't do that, either. As a
matter of fact I got stuck in a snow
dri'ft on Dec. 20 and didn't thaw
out until Sunday night. It was all
very lonely and cold and I couldn't
do anything but think; so I
thought and thought-until I final-'
ly thawed my way out.
* * ,
Anyway, now that I'm back on
rsolidground again-even if it is
under several inches of water,
slush, and ashes-I'm all set for a
bigger and better Rolls column for
1930. Rolls New Year's resolutions
stipulate that (1) No Scotch jokes
mill bP dei rina 1414n (2) (See

Music And Drama


Frances Dade,

Former member of Rockford I
players who has signed a five-year
contract with Sampel Goldman to
become Ronald Coleman's leading
by an erstwhile college dramatist.
A Review by William J. Gorman.
For two years now (with Paris
Bound and Holiday) Philip Barry
has deserted the much bepraised
"whimsy" of his earlier commer-
cially unsuccessful plays for the
more orthodox (and possibly more
dificult) comedy of manners pro-
cedure. The change is fortunate.



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of VARSITY patrons

appreciation of such a policy.


Last year's achievement was the introduction of
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The result has been most grati-



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Another year and another opportunity to strive


apparent, and great savings have been made for our



And yet the cost to them is no more.

If you have never experienced the
being served by VARSITY we invite you
ayi' let our driver explain its merits.
Ph1one 4219

pleasure of
to call 4219

. t. Cullen Kennedy Nathan Wise
jean Levy Barbara Wright
'Russell E. McCracken Vivian Zimit'
Telephone 21214
Assistant Manager
Department Managers'
Advertising......f.......T. Hollister Mabley
Advertising............Kasper H.. Halverson
Advertising.............sherwood A. Upton
Service...................George A. Spater.
Circulation .................J. Vernor Davis
Accounts.....................john R. Rose
Publicaions............eorge R. Hamilton
Business Secretary-Mary Chase
'Byrne M. Badenoch Marvin Kobacker
James E. Cartwright Lawrence bucey
Robert Crawford Thomas Muir
Harry B. Culver ('=eorge R: Patterson
Thomas M. Davis Charles Sanford
Norman Eliezer Lee Slayton
TamesaHoffer Joseph Van Riper
;orris Johnson R~obert Williamson
Charles Kline William R. Worboy
Laura Codling Sylvia Miller
Agnes Davis Helen E. Musselwhite
Bernice Glaser Eleanor Walkinshaw
Hortense Gooding Dorothea Waterman

Alice McCully
Exemplary and of prime aca-
demic importance is Regent Wil-
li'am L. Clements' gift to the Uni-
versity of the Revolutionary papers
of General Sir Thomas Gage, Brit-
ish general and colonial governor
during the period before the War
of Independence. The acquisition
of this collection, numbering some
20,000 items among which are in-
cluded not only the official and
privy correspondence of Britain's
commander-in-chief but also maps
showing important detais of strat-
egy, marks a tremendous further-
ance and in a sense the consum-
mation of Regent Clements' effort
to make available for historical
scholarship every fundamental
piece of evidence concerning Revo-
lutionary America.
To summarize, Regent Clements
has constructed a colossal bulk of
source material, making the it-
brary which bears his name the
fountainhead from which further
factual data may be expected to
issue at the expense of the rather
tawdry and obvious myths about
colonial America now in current
circulation. Previously, Regent
Clements had purchased the Sir'
Henry Clinton papers consisting of
records from the British head-
quarters during the six years of
the War; to supplant the material
dealing with the American side of
the movement, he acquired the Na-
thaneal Greene papers, which were
the correspondence of the man sec-
ond to Washington in command.
Two years ago, Mr. Clements
bought the Lord George Germain
papers, documents of the "man
higher up" on the British side who
was colonel secretary from 1775 un-
til 1782, and also the political pa-I
pers of Larl Shelburne, then the
British prime minister, and the
man who ended the War of Inde-
Gage's correspondence not onlyI
nicely complements these docu-

thought of 100 per cent temper- '"I .LLIALJL5 I
anceght have1ideeppettimqes- wNo. 1); and (3) D, ito .kv. F urtherThi's talented student of the Har-
ance have sidestepped this ques- No. 1); and (3) Ditto . . . Further vard Workshop would have always
tion and attempted to divert pub- than that I make no promises. been judged "charming" if he kept
li& attention from it by attributing to his earlier manner. But he would
the failure to dry up America to I The letters that flooded my desk have been sniffed at too. That was
improper personnel, inadequate during vacation certainly gladden- Sir James Barrie's and Milne's fate;
appropriations, or the somewhat and it's probably deserved. The
vague "general disregard for law" them soon. No, come to think of truth probably runs: he who would
that seems to be America's post- it, I'll print them now. Here's one: stamp the dramatic form too clear-
war heritage. They do not seem * * ly with his own personal gifts
phased by the fact that their ef- Editor of Toasted Rolls: should be sniffed at occasionally.
forts have made cheerful felons of Litsten, Joe, do you remember Anyway, the American Barry has
millions of respectable citizens, nor during the early part of the school been escaping the fate for the too
the fact that practically every sin- year when Lark was editor-should tender and personal by writing
gle one of these felons is at large, I say during the Larkan adminis- high comedy.
menacing society. They talk of tration?-he suggested an Advice Two years ago in Paris Bound,I
making every buyer equally guilty to the Lovelorn Column. And no- P hili'p Barry brought his critical
with the seller, imagining that this body responded? Well, I think if spirit (the essence of the comedy!
too could be crammed down the ! you reincarnated (its that the of manners attitude) to bear on}
throats of a superbly moral, high- word?) the idea now you would j the sanctity of the marriage vow
minded, self-sacrificing, and tem- get some answers. for physical honesty. It was good
perant public. Yours for a lovelorn Column, sharp writing and the play was en-
BEAM. thusiastically received. Last year's
GOING TO SEED? play was "Holi'day," produced in
Although it has lately been said ! Listen, Beam, what kind of New York by Artlnur Hopkins, and
of Michigan (more or less covertlyI trouble are you trying to get me being produced this week and next
of course) that the University is into? at the Detroit Civic in a really ex-
going to seed because it is being Dcellent production which Detroit
deprived of many important mem- Dear Joe: critics have called by far the best
bers of the faculty by their depar- This will introduce to you the of Mass Bonstelle's this year. It
ture or death, accomplishments original "Ho-Hum" club of Ameri- hasn't the thematic accentuation
during the recent vacation period ca. Henceforth, I hope that this of Paris Bound. It doesn't project
point in the 6ther direction. club will be put on equal rating a problem that we can consider
Prof. Edson R.. Sunderland, of with the Elks, Ioof's (not Goofs), after performance, a handle to turn
the Law school, was elected presi- Meece (plural for Moose), Horse- the play over for inspection. Its
dent of the Association of Ameri- feathers, and that well known ' theme-about the way to live-is
can Law Schools, a position which bricklayers organization, the Ma- implicit in the lives of the charac-
Prof. Ralph Aigler held in 1926-7 sons. Instead of some unintelli-j ters, deriving more from them;
and which Dean Henry M. Bates gible meeting sign, such as the! consequently the play is less a
held in 1912-la. Professor Sunder- braying of animals, and slick I problem play and more of a come-
land is also chairman of the com- movements of the hands, when a i dy.
mittee to redraft the rules of Mich- brother Ho-Hummer meets an- Johnny Case, a young fellow who{
igan judicial procedure which are other Ho-Hummer he just says, had "worked his way up," gets in-
being considered by the bar before "Ho-Hum." Here's the idea: volved in the rich but still money-
being put into effect by a Supreme I gtudent: "Well, pal, did you see maki'ng Seton household through
Court decree. that swell dame I had out last an engagement with one of daugh-
Then Dr. Moses Gomberg, profes- night?" ters in house. His one dream is to
sor of organic chemistry, was elect- Other Souse: "Yes, I did." I "live freely" - which the money-
ed president of the American Chemi- Student: "What did you think of thinking Setons interpret as "loaf-
cal society, and Prof. T. H. Hilde- of her?" I ing." Being perfectly frank, he in-
brandt, of the mathematics de- O. S.: "Ho-Hum!" sists on clarifying his attitude. The
partment, received the Chauvenent The possibilities are great, you girl to whom he is engaged is suffi-
Prize in Mathematics at a meeting see. Another thing, never again ciently the daughter of her father
of American Mathematicians, held will you have to be "imagine my j to (have security and well-to-doness
in Des Moines, Ia. Dr. Frederick embarrassment" or "nonchalant." as her one real demand of her mar-
M. Gaige, assistant director of the Just Ho-Hum the matter off. , rriage. Johnny gets tortured dur-

Liberty at Fifth




Museum of Zoology, was selected toz
head the biological and zoological
phase of the excavating work now
being done in the Mayan country
of South America by the Carnegie
foundation. Prof. Ralph Dens-
more, of the speech department,
was made assistant executive sec-
retary of the National Association
of Teachers of Speech.j
In speaking of outstanding ex-
ploits, we must not overlook the
excellent work of Larry Gould, of
the gealogy department who has
been with the Byrd expedition in
Antartica. Gould's discoveries are
of great scientific importance and
have been lauded by geologists all
over the country.
All of this activity should pro-
vide a measure of reassurance for
those who feel the University is
"not what it used to be." It proves
that there still remains a goodly
supply of life blood coursing
through Michigan's veins and that
there are as many potential days
of glory ahead as behind.I
It is nevertheless true that the
number of great educators whose
names have been venerated here!

Thanks, Alf, but I think I'd
rather be embarrassed. I Ho-hum-
med a guy once and afterward,,
when people asked me where I gotj
the purple eye, I again murmured
"Ho-hum," and it didn't work
worth a hoot. However, I wish you
all success.
The new girls' dormitory-or per-'
haps I should say the girls' new
dormitory - now under construc-
tion up on Observatory street is
coming along at a great rate. It is
gradually cutting off the view of
the University that I've had from
my room window ever since I mov-
ed up to that neighborhood last
fall but they say that every an-I
noyance is compensated for in this
* * *
450 girls will move in there next

ing is engagement period, being
dubbed thoroughly un-American.
Meanwhile, thoroughly dominating
the family scenes, is Linda, the
younger daughter, really the sprit-
ual duplicate, in the other sex, of
Johnny. The story wells up be-
tween the parental objection and
Johnny's determination in his atti-
tude until he finally realizes how
impossible it is. After he leaves,
Linda finds out her sister didn't
really love Johnny. So she shrieks
with joy and follows him to the
boat, implying that a little while
later the "Paris" would sail away,
with two happy children of light
who love life abroad.
The little family world is seen
with delicacy and exactness; never
once vulgarized or pushed into the
glare and obviousness of the usual,
popular Ameri',an family comedy.
Linda and Johnny are wits in the
best sense of the word. But rich
feeling is apparent through their

Telephony knows no barriers

Telephone lines must cross natural bar-
riers. This means construction methods
must be flexible, readily varied to peculiar
local conditions.
Special problems arise, too, in telephone
laboratory, factory and central office. How
to protect poles from insect attack? How

to develop more compact equipment for
use in manholes? How to assure a sufficient
number of trained operators? How to
build long distance business?
It takes resourcefulness to find the
answers, to surmount the barriers, There
is no stereotyped way.

$ banter and loquaciousness (Barry's
Workmen pound and hammer up brilliant writing) - certainly the
there day and night under dazzling traditional basis'for comedy of
lights and I can truthfully say that manners as in Congreve's famous
that dormitory has already caused couple Mirabel and Millamant.:


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