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THE MICHIGAN

DAILY,

SUNDAY,_APRIL 27, 1930

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Published every norning except Mosaday
during the T niversity year by the Board in
Control of Student Publications,
Member of Western Conference Editordal
Association.
The, Associated Press is exclusively entitled
to the use for republication of all news dig.
Iatclhes credited to it or not otherwise credited
n this paper and the local news published
herein.
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Michigan, as second class matter. Special rate
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aard Street.
Phones:Editorial, 4925; Business, 2zaz4.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone 4925
MANAGINGEDITOR
ELLIS B. MERRY
Editorial Chairman.........George C. Tilley
City Editor.............Pierce Rosenberg
News Editor........ ,,,.... Donald J. Kline

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foot the more staid measures of
the conservatives. nEl
Such a program cannot but give
a healthier tone to the life of the / e/
University. There will be fewer THESE ARE
murmuring malcontents, fewerBUSY
conservatives panic-stricken at the DAYS.
thought of risking a change for Not to be outdone by the School-
the better. o masters' convention the A. C. A. C.
THE LORD'S TITHE. W. girls have been whooping it up
at the League. I've made several
When ministers of churches per- inquiries but so far have been un-
form the duties of after-dinner successful in finding out just whatI
speakers, it is customary for them all those letters stand for.
to tell the old one about the man * * *
who stopped in a drug store on We'll now have a guessing con-
Sunday morning and asked the test. It may mean A Collection of
druggist to give him change for a Awfully Cute Women, or it may;
dime. The druggist replied, "Sure- not. What is your idea on the sub,
ly, and I hope you enjoy the ser- ject?
mon."
University students on their way STEVE FARRELL PLEASE COPY.
to Sunday convocations can be dis-Js
tinguished the same way, it is in- Dear Joe: Just to show you what
dicated by the receipts from the that powerful Milwaukee brew will
collections taken up there. So lit- do, see the front page of yester-
tle money has been collected as to day's Daily: "The Milwaukee run-
leave the Student Christian asso- ners had a hard battle with Michi-
ciation a convocations committee gan State Normal, Butler College,
and Indiana, but Jack Walters was
facing a formidable deficit. too strong on the anchor mile and
When students are willing to pay drew away to win by ten miles."
50 cents for a 90-minute movie Boy!!aSteeall bttermlay
show, and to pay ten cents (by n a fw caSeFarrell had beeersay.
buying a blue book) for the privi- 1n f cs
p i nnrcfn dnifir tin n

Music And Drama
THIS AFTERNOON: Stanley
Fletcher, a pupil of Guy Maier ap-
pears in Hill Auditorium at 4:15
in a program of compositions by
Chopin and Liszt.
STREET SCENE.
A Review by William J. Gorman.
Mr. Rice's journalism is admir-
able. He has taken his camera to
a vivid scene, simple, lucid (per-
haps unimportant) in its dramatic
implications, yet inclusive enough
of engaging colors from the melt-
ing pot 'and curious incidents to
justify dramatic reproduction. His
realism is quite without the de-
termined dullness of writers who
wish to insist on it. He is capable
of very-genuine economy of por-
traiture. And he has such a good
ear for the swiftly-characterizing
cliches that in the first act he is
able to make a mere medley of gos-
sipy platitudes quite amusing. The
material he takes from life is thor-
oughly tractable dramatically;
that is, dramatic production can
realize all its values. It is a good
play; obviously not a great play
because its pretensions are mere-
ly photographic.
The production had many inter-

Sports Ei~otor.... Edoward L. Warner, Jr. I
Women's Editor..........Marjorie Foilmer
Telegraph Editor........Cassam A. Wilson
Music and Drama......William J. Gornan
Literary Editor ......... Lawrence 'R. Klein1
assistant City ditor.... Robert J. Feldman
Night Editors-Editorial Board Members
Frank E. Cooper Henry J. Merry;
William C. Gentry Robert L. Sloss
Charles R. Kaffman Walter W. Wilds
Gurney Williams
Reporters
Morris Alexander. Bruce J. Manley
Bertram Askwith Lester May
Helen Bare Margaret Mix
Maxwell Mauer David M. Nichol
Mary L. Behymer William Page
Allan H. Berkman Howard H. Peckham
Arthur J. Bern~stein Hugh Pierce
S.Beach Congr t Victor Rabinowits
ThoBeachM Cooge John D. Reinde
Thomas M.i Cooly Jeannie Roberts
Margare rnkels Joseph A Russell
Margaet Ekels Joseph Ruwitch
Catherine Ferrin Ralph R. Sachs
Carl F. Forsythe Cecelia Shiriver
Shtldon C. Fullerton Charles R. Sprowl
Ruth Gallneyer Adsit Stewart
Ruth G~eddes S. Cad well Swansod
Ginevra Giun Jane Thayer
Sack Goldsmith Margaret Thompson
Emily Grimes Richard L. Tobin
Morris Crovermat Robert Townsend
argaret Harris Elizabeth Valentine
l len Kennedy Harold O. Warren, Jr.
ean Levy Gcrce . Lionel Willens
ussell E.McCracken Barbara Wright
Dorothy Magee Vivian Zimis
BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 21214
BUSINESS MANAGER
A. J. JORDAN, JR.
Assistant Manager
ALEX K. SCHERER
Department Managers
Advertising.............H. ollister Mabley
Advertising.............Kasper If. Halverson
Service...................George A. Spater
Circulation ................. J. Vernor Davis
Accounts...... .............. John R. Rose
Publications.............George R. Hamilton
Business Secretary-Mary Chase
Assistants
James E. Cartwright Thomas Muir
Robert Crawford C(wige R. Pattcrson
'Thomas i. Davis (aldi-s S nford
Norman E liezer Lee Slayton
Norris Johnsoni Joseph Vain Riper'
Charles Kline Robert Williamson
Marvin Kobacker William R. Worboy
Women Assistants on the Business
Staff.
M'varian Atran Ml~ary. Jane Kenah
Dorothy loomgarden Virginia M n Comb
Laura Codling Alice McCully
Ethel Constas Sylvia Miller
Josephine Convisser Ann Verner
Bernice Glaser * I'orothea Waterman
Anna Goldberger Joan Wiese
Hortense Gooding
SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 1930
NIGHT EDITOR-HENRY MERRY
PROGRESSIVE ADMINISTRATION
President Ruthven's exposition
of his cabinet form of government
is another sign, if more are needed,
of the soundness of his administra-
tion. It definitely discredits that
group of malcontent progressives
who have criticized him for sitting
tivht and letting nature take care

lege of taking a final examination,
there certainly should be no reluc-'
tance about paying at least twenty-
five cents to aid the S. C. A. in
financing the convocations, which
have been without exception very
well attended.j
If speakers of the high calibre
of those who have appeared in the
past are to be brought here for fu-
ture Convocations, it behooves the
student body to put quarters, not
nickels, in the collection basin.
APATHETIC EFFORTS.

Yours or mw ca I J i .
The Beachcomber.

J. C. X.
see me at
Note to J.
let you in?
you'd stop
would you
Snotlight?

remarks that she didn't
the Honors Convocation.
C. X.: How come they
. ... And besides, I wish
calling me Rolls. How
like it if I called you

Yesterday was Lark's birthday,
and he tells me he'll soon be old
enough to join the Boy Scouts.
After that, Lark, you can apply for

It is gratifying -to note that the that job of Scoutmaster, as adver-
police department has at last be- tised in the D. O. B.
gun to enforce the sixty-minute *
parking rule which up to this time I
has been grossly violated in the DISGRUNTLED CONTRIBUTOR.
campus section of the city. To the Editor: I recently was
Even without the potential traf- forced to undergo the very humil-
fic jam which a lifting of the duto iating experience of seeing one of
ban would create, Ann Arbor has a my contributions ruthlessly thrown
serious parking problem and the into the wastebasket. You've ig-
police department should keep up nored me for the last time. I have
the good work they instituted yes- decided to enter upon a campaign
terday when they tagged several to unionize all Rolls contributors.
cars for overtime parking on May- If you dare to cross our tracks
nard street where traffic is always once, we'll leave you stranded and
sluggish. then what'll you do? Ah ha, you'll
If the parking law is to be obey- pay and pay and pay.
ed it must be constantly enforced. The Big Shot.

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The spasmodic efforts of the locali
department have not been effec-
tive and lead one to suspect that
enforcement activity is brought on
only by a shrinkage in the cityI
coffers.
May we suggest to Chief O'Brien
that the parking problem on
Washington Heights is *acute and
would undoubtedly show immedi-
ate improvement at the hands of
a spare officer?
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It looks as though I'll have to
burn all unsuitable manuscripts
secretely after this. But here's
luck to your campaign, Big Shot. I
hope it turns out to be more suc-
cessful than my seal campaign.
* * *
JUST A BIT OF EVERYTHING.
Dear Joe: I see that they're
erecting a series of props for the
Romance Language building, and
Iabout time too savs I I do think

of the University in, her own un-
progressive way. ,
It is no secret, either here or
abroad, that Michigan just at pres-
ent is not at the height of her rep-{
utation. On the part of some Uni-
versity's officers, however, there
has been a marked reluctance to
acknowledge this fact; and lest
the skeletons be heard rattling in
the closet they have set up a great
cry of "traitor" whenever less com-
placent people have suggested that
the house be set in order. Some-
how' their jingoism has risen su-
perior even to their five senses.
When President Ruthven was
elevated to the White House, those
who saw the weaknesses and the1
shortcomings of the University
were afraid he too might deny the
fallen estate of Michigan's prestige
and decide to let well enough alone.
This fear has vanished. After sev-
eral months of careful examina-
tion he has expressed the opinion,
well substantiated, that much of
our administrative machinery is
rusty and antiquated, and he has set
about the task of restoring it to
an efficiency consistent with the
enormous task it must perform.
By eliminating administrative red-
tape he would make it easier to ef-
fect necessary and desirable
changes. His own job, he believes,
is not to pressagent the Univer-
sity or to mold it in accordance
with his will, but to listen to his
faculties, weigh their opinions on
the state of the University, and
execute the policies dictated; by
their judgments combined with his.
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that it might be more economical
Ean to let it fall down, though. It would
(FromtheChcagmake a lovely rock garden, where-
Chcago as the less said about its value as
Knox and Lombard,,old and re-
spected colleges in Galesburg, Ill., a building the less said.
will merge, and their hitherto di- Yesterday's canvass of the Li-{
will ernteirohitet dibrary in a noble attempt to make
vided efforts to get good students the campus seal-conscious resulted
and good teachers and to raise in the astounding discovery that
funds and buildings for adlmin 99 per cent of the student who
tering to their needs will be joined didn't step on it didn't do so be-
intelligently in one small college cause of your campaign. (He came
project. By polling resources they in the door and turned around and
will find, no doubt, that two colleges went out before he got to it.)
can live almost as cheaply as one In conclusion:
Their joint strength will be much There was a young man from
greater than the sum of the sep- Mobileu
arate two. WhMobl
artetw. Who trod on the Library seal,
The strong small college is a trod on thi sel,
persistent need in educational We asked why this should be
ericn nHe replied, "Oh, I see,
America that the growth of the So this is the Library seal, is it?"
great universities never will over- Yrs. Trly, The Chink.
come. As the great schools move f* * *
towards the specialties and profes- Whoops! That wins all prizes
sions, towards" extensive labora- {
toesind bureaus, towards are- (first and booby) for limericks, and
tories and bureaus, towards re- from now on I shall let The Chink
search divisions and graduate de- write such ingles for this column.
partIhents, their colleges of liberal w j f
arts usually decline in value, if not ATTENTION, FRATERNITIES.
in size, and the students handled Electric sign on E. Washington:
there by massed and mechanistic STEIN
methods lose the cultural interests CLEANERS.
that the liberal arts should give. In ***
the mechanism of classes, grades, Tobe writes in to say that if I ever
credits and degrees they lose the (again (even jokingly) intimate
generous enthusiasm of youth. that we should develop a Rudy Va-
Their standards are externalized, lee to "plug" The Victors, he'll

esting points. There was very in-
telligent inter-playing. There
seemed to be a predominance of
casting to type; so that veracity
was easily established and a com-
pelling (perhaps, to some, impor-
tunate) sense of the presence of
life easily induced in the audience.
But Miss Erin O'Brien-Moore, in
the role of the daughter Rose
Mauurant, was the only one in the
cast interesting as an actress. She
had a Very original style. Her pro-
jection was achieved by intense
calculation. Her merit was that
she made no drawings on the full
storehouse of conventional histron-
ic cliches for the type of character
she was playing. She very boldly
exploited' various angularities of
poise suggesting to m-c an interest-
ing physical translation of the
character's essential awkward in-
articulateness. She attracted and
added interest to her thoroughly
commonplace lines by significant
distributoh' of emphases and paus-
es and a studied awkwardness of
voice pulsations. At all times she
comm nied ted; her own pesonal
thrilled sense of the grave momen-
tousness of the events happening
to the chmba'ter. She created in a
part ,tha.t might have been done
with mere routine competence.
ORCHESIS DANCE RECITAL.
A Review by Mary Louise Bhymer.
To one expecting to be enter-
tained by delightful, if whimsical,
fantasies of natural dancing such
as have been presented by Orche-
sis in former years, the dance re-
cital Friday night could scarcely
be said to fulfill anticipations. It
was entertaining, to be sure, butI
not particularly because of any
outstanding natural dancing.
Considering the size of the cast
taking part in the program and
the greatly varying sizes of the
individual participants, good train-
ing was evident in the mechanics
of the performance. The opening
number, the Triumphant Frieze, is
to be commended for the attention
to rythm and bodily control. The
divisions of the frieze, the storm
of battle, followed by victory with
her attendants who trailed off in-
to the bedraggled remnants of the
vanquished, were very well inter-
preted and portrayed.
The more typically natural
dances which followed the open-
ing number were a bot too mech-
anical. The variation between
hysterics and stage fright detract-
ed from the beauty of the designs
and the technalities of the danc-
ing, and made the dancers appear
to be mere robots with the addi-
tion of a certain human graceful-
ness.
Costumes, staging effects, and
music were satisfactory through-
out, but with the exception of the
gnome-dance, the Marche by Pro-
kofieff, there was nothing star-
ling about them. The number just
mentioned was, I believe, the best
Ion the entire nryoyram for h h

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They beeome time servers or grade come up here and squirt glue in
hunters, and the meaning of the my typewriter. Answer to Tobe: If
liberal arts is smothered in the I ever so much as breathe another
rumble of the educational ma- word about developing a local
chinery. Rudy Valee to plug The Victors or1
The small college or its equiva- any other musical selection what-
lent remains the most successful ever, I hope you will inflict upon
way to institutionalize the liberal {me all the tortures befitting the
arts. Though the weak smaller col- crime.
lege with its backward, overwork- h
ed faculties, its dogmatic precepts ,
its low educational standards, is
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