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Published every morning except Monday
quing 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-
a tches creditedato it or not otherwise credited
ithis paper and the local news published
Entered at the postoffice at Ann Arbor,
Michigan, as second class matter. Special rate
of postage granted by Third Assistant Post-
plaster General.
4Subscription by carrier, $4.00; by mail,
Glffices: Ann Arbor Press Building, May-
iRard Street.
Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 21214.
Telephone 4925
Editorial Chairman........George C. Tilley
City Editor.............Pierce Rosenberg
'dews Editor...............Donald J. Kline
Sports'Editor.......Edward I. Warner, Jr.
Women's Editor........ ..Marjorie Follmer
Telegraph Editor.........Cassam A. Wilson
Music and Drama........William J. Gorman
Literary Edtor..........Lawrence R. Klein
Assistant City Editor...Robert J. Feldran
Night Editor-Editorial Board Members
Frank E. Cooper Henry J. Merry
William C. Gentry Robert L. Sloss
Charles R. Kauffman Walter W. Wilds
Gurney Williams
:BertramaAskwith Lester May "
Helen Barc Margaret Mix
Maxwell Bauer D avid M. Nichol
Mary L. Behymer William Page
Allan H. Berkman Howard H. Peckham
Arthur J. Bernstein I.ugh Pierce
Victor Rabinowit
S. Beach Coger John D. Reindel
Thomas M. Cooley Jeannie Roberts
Belen Domine Joseph A. Russell I
Margaret Eckels Joseph Ruwitch i
Catherine Ferrin Ralph R. Sachs
Carl F. Forsythe Cecelia Shriver
Sheldon C. Fullerton Charles R. Sprowl,
Ruth Galleyer Adit Stewart
Ruth Geddes S. Cad wellrSwanson
Gnevra Ginn Jane Thayer
Jack Goldsmith Margaret Thompson
nily Grimes Richard L. Tobin
Morris Grverman R obrtTownsend
Margaret Harris Elizabeth Valentine
Cullen Kennedy HIarold0. Warren, Jr.
tean Levy G. Lionel Willens
Russell E. McCracken Barbara Wright
Dorothy Magee Vivian Zimi
Bruce J. Manley
Telephone 21214
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Department Managers
Advertising..............T. 'Hollister Mabley
Advertising...........Kasper >. Halverso
Advertiring.............herwood A. Upto
Service.................George A. Spate
Circulation.... .......J. Vernor Davs
Accounts.... ..............John R. Rose
,Tublications........... George R. Hamilto
Business Secretary-Mary Chase
tByrne M. Badenoch Marvin Kobacker
James E. Cartwright Lawrence Lucey
Robert Crawford Thomas Muir
Harry B. Culver George R. Patterson
Thomas M. Davis Charles Sanford
Norman Eiezer Lee Slayton
mes Hoffer Joseph Van Riper
Norris Johnson Robert Williamson
Charles Kline W;liamr R. Worboy
Dorothy Bloomgadner Mice MCully
Laura Codling Sylvia Miller
tAgnes Davis Helen '. Musselwhite
Bernice Glaser Eleanor Walkinshaw
Hortense Gooding Dorothea Waterman
Night Editor-FRANK E. COOPER
That the college student in gen-
'eral-with specific reference to

edies for maladjustment, particu-
larly during the first two under-
graduate years, which he has not
undertaken to discuss.
It is admitted rather generally
that freshman week and the plan
of designating faculty advisers for
freshmen has not been successful
and has in many ways served to ac- I
centuate the evils it aimed to abol-
ish. It often takes students a year
or even two before they become
thoroughly orientated. One of the
chief causes of this is the cold un-
friendly attitude which Michigan
now presents to the new student.
To do away with this difficulty,
dormitories under the supervision
of men who understand and could
offer personal attention to the
problems of the freshman should
be established, a more carefully
planned course in orientation
should be considered, and a sys-
tem of grouping students accord-
ing to their abilities and interests
(possibly a modification of the
University college plan) should be
effected. In this way, the prob-
lem of maladjustment could be
considerably lessened and the Uni-
versity would find itself on a much
sounder educational foundation.
Relationship with faculty men,
especially concerning the connec-
tion of their respective fields to the
general world of affairs, is a golden
advantage of university life, yet
one seldom attained by the under-
graduates. The occasions for such
gains are, in face of their useful-
ness, exceedingly rare; further-
more, the students display too
much inertia in accepting them
when they are offered.
An opportunity, unique in its
possibilities, toward this end will
be had soon in the open forum
series to be sponsored by the Stu-
dent Christian association. Ad-
dresses are to be given, and speci-
fic questions answered by compe-
tent men on a number of interest-
ing topics: the ethics of law, news-
papers and public morals, the psy-
chology of criminals and the soci-
ological aspects of the modern fam-
ily, with the additional feature
'of "follow-up" discussions of a
more intimate nature to be arrang-
ed with professors of the respec-
tive fields.
With the tendency toward a too
exclusive confinement of the views
of professors regarding the current
general problems within their
fields to the limited number of stu-
dents specializing on the particular
subject, the open forums will help
to fill a startling vacancy in the
schedule of modern education. The
student with his ear to the ground
will take advantage of the chance,
and it is hoped that the response
will be sufficient to warrant the in-
stitutionalizing of what has been
heretofore an Utopian idea.

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Music And Drama


on Page 7



It gives me a great deal of pain
to present the winning play in the
Rolls contest for an Opera substi-
tute. If you think it's terrible you
should see the parts I threw away.
By The Beachcomber & The Chink..
Opening scene by courtesy of the
Federal Commission for the en-
forcement of the Volstead Act. End
by request.
Scene: Modern Vineyard with
hogsheads of anti-ferment scat-
tered about. Enter Fox and' Joe
McCarthy from footlights.
Ed Smith: Hello.
Chas. B. DeLancey: Hello. (Exit
fliustered, 'exit Charles.)

A Review by William J. Gorman.
George M. Cohan, the great
American showman, gambles rath-
er desperately in his latest produc-
tion on his own ability as an actor
to make an only so-so melodrama
completely acceptable. It is rather
of a major achievement that he
comes off so well. It came rather
as a surprise to the New York
critics too. They had always en-
thusiastically recognized his show-
manship but rather consistently
tended to minimize his achieve-
ment from the point of view of im-
portance. He was just one of those
figures the theatre welcomes and
needs for its complete heatlh. Out-
sid of that he deserved only the
cAmnation of faint praise from
critics trying to point to ideals for
showmanship to strive for.


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All: Hello. Percy Hammond, in a clipping
scene III. that came along with the publicity,I
Noise off stage indicating col- has put the case rather nicely:
lapse of props and heroine. More "Just as we are about to exclaim,
noises off stage-"Tomorrow and 'Alas, there are no more first ac-
tomorrow and tomorrow are three tors,' along comes Geo. M. Cohan.
days." For a generation Mr. Cohan has
days. entertained us with his jaunty
There's a lot more but I mislaid trivialities-his nifty dancing, his
it in the furnace. hard revues, his soft musical com-
edies and his little home-town
* * * dramas. His advance as a sub-
stantial actor, however, has been
stealthy and a secret to many
'Way long ago when I was young bright-eyed critics."
And very, very pert, The tribute is justified. By the
My little songs of life were sung complete mastery and evaluation
Above the name of Gert. of his dramatic material (also of
his own creation), he turns in a
I used to chant my lines of love remarkable piece of acting that all
To all the deans and such stage aspirants should observe and
And murnur of the rye above study. By the sheer credibility of
They (the poems) weren't so his acting (achieved by admirable
much. pointing of the excellent bits in the
play and supremely crafty evasion
When I was here the auto ban of the unquestionable parts) he
Was quite the latest rage; 1 makes a quite false play, even bad
Six hundred students got the can of its kind, honest and respectable.
(This gives away my age). His acting is certainly trans-
parently tricky. One can see the
I used to write my songs about mechanism almost at all times.
The women and the gin, But hiding one's art is a bit diffi-
How little Fords were coming out cult in such a tour de force. ThI
And permits coming in. most interesting achievement in
the show is probably the almost
When I was here long years ago unprecedented way in which a pre-
For girls-no cigarette. posterously slow tempo is made ex-
I'm back with spirits very low: citing. It is done by a careful
They can't smoke even yet. (1) rhythm of moments of sculpture.
Cohan poses and the whole cast is
Well, I've come back, a mouth- made to pose and though very
ing fool artificial, it Is quite interesting. A
Somew people still call Gert; good example is the moment when
And though I may be life's grim Cohan learns while her known se,
tool, ducer is present that his daughter
Thank God I still am pert. has been murdered: he merely acts
Pert Gert- stunned, says absolutely nothing,
* * * walks stumblingly to the fireplace,
(1) Where, Gert? Anyhow, the returns to the young man that haa
pome's swell. Come again, seduced her, and stares up at him
Ia bit helplessly as the curtain goes
AMONG THE down. The whole piece takes sev-
CLASSIFIEDS. eral minutes, is really too senti-
LOST - Wristwatch in Natural mental, but it actually moves and
Science bldg., Sat. 6 p. m. induces sympathy. Where lines
FOUND-Man's wristwatch. Ap- could not possibly be conceived
1ply. toexpress the artificial senti-
* ment that chokes this play, Cohan's
How about a little get together, acting and direction actually fill
boys? the piece with integrity. It is the
A LETTER- work of a virtuoso but the oppor-
Dear Joe: A lifelong ambition tunity to get at a virtuoso's mech-
would be realized if I could only anism so clearly and so simply
become a Cub for such a justly fa- even in a bad play is a valuable
mous and renowned column as one. One would almost wish to ac-
Toasted Rolls. Please instruct me quiesce in the before quoted remark
as to what steps I should take, why of Heywood Broun's from the pub-
I should take them, and how many licity sheet: "Somebody should
I should take. create a foundation which would
Lovingly, endow all stage aspirants with
Cal. tickets for the new Cohan play."
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Michigan undergraduates -is not
prpperly adjusted either socially, There is a bill now in the Canad-
intellectually, or academically, is ian Parliament which, if passed,
intlletualyoracaemiall, i ;will forbid the exportation of li-
shown in the results of extensive quor to the United States. Now if
research made by Prof. Robert C. Europe, Asia, and Africa will co-
Angell, of the sociology department, operate too, the United States can
and explained in his latest book, stop the homebrewing.
'A Study in Undergraduate Ad- o
justment." q-


From the sociological standpoint
Professor Angell has made a detail-
ed examination of a representativeE
sample of undergraduates in their
every field of interest. He has
found that there is a close corre-
lation between social adjustment
and the number of extra-curricu-
lar activities; that fraternities help
bring about social adjustment in
their members, but that their in-
fluence on non-members often
causes a definite feeling of infer-
iority; that sex plays an important
part in undergraduate life; that
there is a marked indifference to
religion among the students; and
that good academic adjustment
and a decision relative to a career
seem to be correlated, as are schol-
arship and adjustment to life.
The conclusions Professor Angell
draws from his experiments show
that but one-third of the men and
women composing the undergrad-
uate body are well adapted to life,
and that slightly less than one-
fourth are badly maladjusted, leav-
ing the majority in that indefinite,
intermediate class of the poorly
To remedy the obvious defects of
an educational system such as
Michigan's, Professor Angell sug-
gests that loans and scholarships
will make for academic adjust-
:ment, extra-curricular activities of
a cultural and intellectual nature
will fill a definite need for self-ex-'
pression, and from a social stand-
point, the level of interest of fra-
ternities and sororities should be+
raised and their attitude toward
studies made more favorable. To+
care for and prevent cases of per-:

Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to lie brie,
confining themselves to less than 300
words of possible. Anonymous coin.
municatioys will be disreg;arded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential, uponr-
quest. Letters published should not be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of 'he Daily.
To the Editor:
I have noticed with unusual in-
terest the letters expressing regret
and indignation over Dr. Cabot's
discharge. There seems to be a1
movement to eject worthwhile men
from the University ever since the
Regents forced Dr. Little to resign.
This should be deplored.
The University of Michigan has
long been known for its excellent
faculty. It now appears that the
University is becoming too small
for such men as Dr. Little, Prof.
Jack, and Dean Cabot. It makes it
difficult for a student to take much
pride in his Alma Mater when suchI
brilliant men as those cited are ex-
cluded from the University.
The docility of the student body
is surprising since many are not at
all reluctant in denouncing the
University's attitude towards these
men of ability when engaged in
discussions on the campus.
R. J. Fairbanks, '32.
To the Editor:
It is perhaps only fair to tell
those students who took Psychol-
ogy 31 or Psychology 33 in the f all
gemester, 1927-28, and who, as part
of their experimental work, took,
several tests, made out a personall



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t1ie Boy from Bad Axe). o
P.S. Will send in my first contri- MARSHALL BMDWELL
bution in the near future; some- A Review.
time next fall.
**t* Marshall Bidwell confirmed the
The above letter arrived in a A. A. G. 0. tradition in presenting
highly smelly state, having been a comprehensive selection of num-l
Sighl sllyp stae, hing been1 bers ranging from Bach to the
libralysprinkled with talcumIormdenPlgr.
powder. more odern Palmgrcn.
l * * The peculiar accoustical proper- t
-AND THE ANSWER. ties of the auditorium offered no
Dear Cal: You should direct your I serious difficulties to the artist's
steps toward the Huron river until renditions, but enhanced the stac-
you reach the bank. Then tie a cato style of the Bach Toccata and
heavy weight around your neck and Fugue in D minor. This number
take a few more steps-how many was played with much brilliance
doesn't matter. and intellectual awareness. An
Devotedly, Joe. unfortunate difficulty with the
P.S. I'd adore to see your con- stops preceding the Caesar Franck
tributions. Choral interfered somewhat with
F y 1 an adequate presentatiori of this
I promised to report the Penny number, but the organist managed
Carnival in this column this morn- to do complete justice to the splen-
ing but was unable to get around did climax.
to the affair. You may send all The organ transcription of Palm-
thank offerings to me, care, The gren's May Night which was more#
Daily. than usually successful in main-
* * *taining the lyrical character and
Headline in Daily Newsh.-wl the harmonic richness of the piano;
Headline in The Daily: original was played with an under-
MACKIE SPEAKS ON standing for the desired contrast-I
SUPPLY OF TIMBER ing effects.
Well, there's nothing like having The last number, Toccata of
a good platform under you. Gigout, was the proper vehicle toj
* demonstrate Mr, Bidwell's remark-
I hate to argue with a critic, but able technique. The present ationI

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