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Published every morning except Monday
uring the uiversity year by the Board in
ontrol of Student 'Publications.
Member of Western Conference Editorial
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled
o the use for republication of all news dis-
>atches credited to it or not otherwise credited
n this paper and the local news published


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and what this body has done for
travel by rail, it certainly can and
should do for travel by air.

About Books Music And Drama






(Ed. Note: The following discourse is a re-
ply to the article that appeared in this column
n yesterday's Daily on the subject of campus

TONIGHT: In lill Auditoriumf
beginning promptly at 8:15, Vladi-4


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ines. Our equip-
ent and person-
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nong the best ill the State. The
ult of twenty years' careful
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Women's Editor...........Marjorie Follmer
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Music and )rana........William J. Gorman
Literary Editor.........Lawrence R. Klein
Assistant City Editor....Robert J. Feldman,
Nir ht Editors- -Editorial Board Members
Frank 11. Cooper Henry J. Merry
William C. Gentry Robert L. Sloss
Charles R. Kauffman Walter W. Wilds
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en Levy Nathan Wise
ussell E. McCracken Barbara Wright
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Department Managers
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Night Edito '41RANTK i'. -COOpEI

I) to nagaik ' 'l(, vt 1tUU ofUt '-''*AUr1 il-I res
will cherfully print controversial matter of a mir Hoowitz, Russian pianist, in
Ciamipus O i1«on kndied nature at practically any time.).bu
Cam us piionreeita.
Contributors are asked to be brief, MR. ELISON At the Lydia Mendelssohn The-
confuning themselves to less than 3"() INDIGNANTLY RPLIES. eCs "31
words of possible. Anonymous com- are, Comedy Club presents In Love ;.
ninnications will be disregarded. ''l Much as I detest the idea of be-
names of communicants will, however, With Love" by Vincent Lawrence.
be regarded is confidential, mpoml ing analytical and psychological, I COMEDYCLUB.
quest. ILetters published shoul hot lie CMD LB
construed as expressing the editorial find myself face to face with the .
opinion of The Daily. Tonight and tomorrow night,
necessity of being analytical and T
. _-Comedy Club, recovered from ther
THE BEST SOLUTION psychological and even analytically jesting with the horrors of Floren-
FOR THE FILIPINOS. psychological in sheer self-defense.
To the Editor: Te tine pyschology, turn to a light sn-
The news about the disorders inTg timental comedy by Vincent Law-
certain sections of the Pacific prone to be unduly sensitive about. rence. "In Love With Love" en-
Coast where Filipinos figure prom- one's intellect, for example. To b joyed a successful run in New York
inently are current and attract told that one's intellectual attain- oeascesyuarsnIingNeok
the attention of the reading pub- ments have never and can never some fie years ago being ne of
te LLynne Fontane's early successes.
lie. Labor compettion, is, by con- rise above the plane of "bo-do-de-
sensus of opinion, the primary Vincent Lawrence is a young play-
Case.. 'o-do" and "hey-hey" is a blow that
cause. wright who has kept his quite tal-
In years past there were at- cannot be sustaineupassively. Par- ented hand consistently in the light
tempts to debar them from getting ticularly when that advice comes comic vein. George Jean Nathan,
into this country, thanks to the from an erstwhile buffoon" who whose periodic groans about the
omnipotence of the courts of jus- has but recently turned literary
tice they were not carried through. ; and therefore intellectual, hence a "poverty, running almost to the
There were dther trials made to bit contemptuous. starvation point of comic drama-
deprive them of their rights as a I rather admired our traditional tists" has been his earnest sponsor.
people that owe allegiance to this foe when he was an out-and-out He likes Lawrence because in his
great democratic nation. Very of- bufton and proud of it. There was
ten, they were involved in mobs, a certain vigor in the way he ma- coedies there are no subtle doses
riots and the like, such as has been liciously ground out humor at all of Schopenhauer, Neitsche, or Bor-
happening . lately. The, presentI costs and at anybody's expense trand Russell inserted. Nathan
trouble is but one of the many sad i that I liked. What a shock it was has always resented comedy with a
incidents between the two peoples. to learn that the old slam-bang "metaphysical theme song"-high'
It is very evident, therefore, that medium has been "outgrown"!
they are not congenial companions. How incongruous to find this griz- comedy, that i-being slightly low-
And to this, themost plausible so- zled warior among the smooth- browed in his own pitch. But i
lution is separadtion. browed ranks of those neo-intel- support of Lawrence is justified.
The Filipinos have for a long lectual pseudo-sophisticates wh He writes with engaging skill from
time been asking for their inde- take ocasion to find "all of Tchia- a sound, if not profound, comic
pendence. They have convincing kovski's music uniformly bad"!viewpoint "In Love With Iove,,!
reasons to support their conten- But there he is, and there, alas, I tewpothtr "I Loe
tion. Can the present conflict not must turn to answer him, tells the story of a young couple
be presented as an evidence in **who fit around dangerously near
their favor? the brink of the Great Emotion, the
C. G. Manuel, Grad. i The status of the humor maga- girl because she is anxious to make
0!zine in campus periodical litera- a conquest which seems difficult to
IIture does not seem to be thorough- t
Ei C ly understood. Henceforth, then,her, the young engineer preoccu-
I Ealet it be understood. The purpose pied for the most part with his
is of the humor magazine, aside front work on a bridge. With the rejec-.
e a COLLEGE FRATERNITIES. its apparent worth as an activity tion of his bridge as "too vision-
(Saturday Evening Post). and an outlet for its own type of ary," the engineer turns for sym-
In the past, the question of col- creative endeavor, is entertain- pathy to the young girl who sud-
lege fraternities has been looked ment. The humor magazine is the denly knows for the first time an
upon as a local and private one, vaudeville, if you will ,of campus earnest moment. That is, she's in
in no way the concern of the pub- periodical literature. To serve our love; and, so is he. Then there is a
lic. But the enormous attendance cause, then, I have only to justify curtain. It is a pretty comedy; and
at colleges and universities has vaudeville. Witness the great hue done lightly and cleverly it makes
brought this type of organization and cry- that arose when that com- very good fun.
to the fore, and recent outspoken modity was recently dispensed with" k
comments of Doctor Wilbur, Sec- at one of our. local theatres.
retary of the Interior, who is like- SHOW BOAT.
ise a university president on Now to proceed to the psycholog- Floienz Ziegfeld's musical ver-
leave, have served to call further I sion of Edna- Ferber's novel comes
attention to the subject. Fraterni- cll T iala, from the very na- to the Wilson next week beginning
" ffe en~e; av benandarIvrycl. This part, rmtevr a
_Ves can be, have been and are very ture of the article which attacked IMonday night. Jerome Kern's mu- -
good and very bad. Doctor Wilburr si has been quite exhaustively
Isays that in too manry cases they our position, must necessarily be (i a enqi~ehutvl
have grown liko muhrooss thy the core. Let us on, then, to the whistled al over the country since
have grown like mushroo s, wit l core. the opening of the show but it still
-.I it. Tergaldesion is wetere- Humor is emotional. Moreover, it remains about as good musical
ity. The real question is whether is a sensuous emotion. It has even comedy writing as the American
ethey are doing the job before them. be eerdt a esa m-stae has known in some few years.,
- All people, especially the young, been referred to as a sensual emo- Ktag has known in mfe years.
cravehs ovd ganthis year inj
'-caecompanionship, antd this thre - tion. Then if we are to be humor-Kr hsproe gi iyfr
rae p isI is ous we must yield to our "purely "Sweet Adeline" his capacity for
~- fraternity supplies. It serves a dis-,,u yk oue ei. the imostentatious, ingratiating,
-tinct economic nteed as well. Most I sensual" desire for amusement. te uotnaiuigaitn
t-of the eourmceeas ofu.ivest But to do that, says our friend and song of a strictly melodic appeal.
t of the resources of universities critic, is unmanly. Our only alter- He is writing strictly in the simple
y have gone t to classrooms, tlabora- native th'en, is to cease being hu- lyric tradition of Victor Herbert
t tories, athletic fields, and the like, norous. Ah! we ouldn't do that! and Franz Lehar, somewhat scorn-
- factes. This gp raertes and We'd no longer be a humor maga- ing assimilation of contemporary
i facilities. This gap fraternties and zine What a dilemma this fellow musical idioms of the concert hall.
sororities fill for many students. has fixed up for us! Though his music thus becomes al-
- At its best, the fratermty is a very Itis suggested that we overcome most too. sweet, for the light musi-
-real help' to scholastic and other!or"nelculsyes n cal comedy, the pretensions of
-worthwhile camnpus attainments, 1 our "intellectual shyness", and clcmdtepeesoso
I "hurl darts at other groups." That which are never profound anyway,
s and in practically every case pro- leads us into a discussion of the it remains the best music.
d motes the desirable trait of loyal-5
d mtyB ther sreve toallfthys. types of humor. The picturesque period of Ameri-
g ty. But there is a reverse to all this. In the "dart hurling" type of hu- can History when boats served as
isLoyalty often degenerates it n I h dr uln"tp flu
asurdeltyf-andmgieraton mnfia- mor, A hurls a dart at B, who is floating theatres along the Mis-
n absurd self-admiration and infra- wuddb h at n sissippi river, which the book
7e tion. Far from promoting scholar-! wounded by the dart. C and D gisipvriershih h(abo
e ship, some fraternity chapters have laugh heartily at B's plight because treats wit-h such fidelity, gives am-
- made, oafingtert onaer al.No they have not been struck by a plc opportunity for some beautiful
Smade loafing their one goal. Nor edart, and feel immensely superior. staging iin terms other than the
- well the economic function e i They say "haha, you have been feminine body. The company that
Swel performed all cases.To struck by this dart, and we have is coming 'to Detroit with the ex-
y often housekeeping and financing scthis ,artind-whce
1Irflg-n1 ti stetd that ception of the absence of Paul

e ae otony4amterih utso I.J, a ~Ja. s ug
et ! venly. Also, it is a question whether we use this type of humor. Robeson is the same one that won
1 tet oony Aotnatedantjunihetyr 'Then there is "surprise" humor, support from London audiences for
the too often attendant juvenil in which the trend of the narrative a year
l horseplay and general effect of inkwhich thexted tmrative ayr
t bedlam will fit into the newer uni- takes an unexpected turn, catches r
Th diff us emotionally off guard, and we
e entation of higher institutions of laugh. It is suggested that we use MLLE MODISTE.
e ,learning and therising importance too much of this type of humor. Fritzi Schelf will remain at the
eof all manner of seriins, business- We should "opef up a battle front Cass next week in the revival of
n like profesional schools ue chang- I (there's two-fisted journalism for Victor Herbert's operetta, Mlle
n k jprof nsch re. chang-you) that would be aggressive and Modiste, which is the first of a se- I
s ishe whole picture. -or1imesnowso1-at.

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Civilian air navigation has re
ceived many severe setbacks since
its conception on a commercial ba
sis last summer because of the nu
merous crashes occurring on sev
eral of the best lines. This does no
mean that air travel is basically
unsound, but it does mean tha
steps must be taken toward th
prevention of such terrible acci
Two definite factions have evi
denced themselves. Certain news
papers, on the one hand, have de
voted columns on their front page
to even minor air accidents aji'
are actively engaged in attemptin
to, hamper the airplane business a
much as possible. Several aviatio
companies, on the other hand, ar
trying to block a bill now befor
Congress providing for an investi
gation of recent crashes, and ar
naturally quite anxious to stop un
favorable publicity. The count
coroner at Kansas City, where th
latest crash occurred, claims tha
the hasty dismantling and remova
of the wreckage had wiped out a:
possible evidence which he migh
have obtained.
Both the newspapers and th
aviation factions are pulling in th
wrong direction. Instead of offer
1mg constructive suggestions o:
mow air tavel and 4vFtlon in gen
eral may be improved for the safe
ty of passengers and pilots, eac
has alowed its partisan attitude t
blind it to the essentials of th
trouble. Because- of their bull
headed attitude, each has succeed
ed in weakening its case so tha
there is no gain to the newspapers
the aviation companies. or to th
As a result, the department o
commerce has changed the ai
Iegulations for commercal flyin
to require a minimum altitude o
500 feet instead of 300 as formerly
This marks a step forward, ant
Congress has undertaken to pas
a bill authorizing investigations o



Safter all, it is a great acivt tar purposeful." In other words, I sup-1
to attempt Oto educate such large n pose, print a magazine that con-
numbers of adolescents away from tamed nothing but promiscuous
home without the corrective in- razzing, biting sarcasmi, and ma-
fluence of. military, church or other licious parody from cover to cover.
disciplines. The 'old alumnus, re- That just isn't our'idea of being
turning to 'his fraternity house, is py funny. Not that an occasional
most often struck by its dirty, mes- playful "dart" isn't a good thing.
sy appearance. Under our free- Ah no, we hurl the u occasionally
and-easy system college stu- ourselves. But a handful of dull
dents can be, about as sloppy i -darts in the hands of a clumsyk
their quarters as- they wish. Prob- dart-hurler (and may this sink
ably some forni of adult associa- home) can become very tiresome,
tion, such as that provided by stupid, and sophiomorical.
house mothers or resident tutors,IThe two-line joke as a ,teady
must be developed. Fraternities I diet is no .longer satisfactory.
seemedto develop qiite nlaturally Granted. College humorous publi-I
iAn the older and simpler AmcricanlI cations will evolve a satisfactoryl
f" ,"he oldert an sh mpl e

ries of revivals of the shows of thyt S
prolific contributor to the musical
stage. The spectacle of a comic
opera star of twenty-five years ago
coming back and in the same ve-
hicle proved rather exciting last
week, according to the Detroit crit-
ics. Miss Scheff had the samne
verve they said; her voice still re-
tains its splendid lyric quality and
volume, nicely suited to Herbert's
melodious numbers.
Shaw's broad slams at many
slaiable subjects in Androcles and
the Lion proved so popular- last
1 er t- ii 1i fh t f , -aiorlmi , snor'ikam I aa


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