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PAGE FOUR

THE ~ M TC H.TG. A N

DAILY

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Published every morning except Monday
luring tie University year by th ouad In
Conti ol of Student Publications.
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'Association.
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to the use for republication of all news dis-
yatces credited to it or not otherwise credited
ithis paper and the local news published
herein.
Entered at the postoffice at Ann Arbor,
Michigan, as second class matter. Special rate
of postage granted by Third Assistant Post-
master General.
Subscription by carrier, $4.os; by stall,
Offices: Ann Arbor Press Building. May.
murd Street.
Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 21214.
EDITORIAL STAFl
Telephone 4925
MANAGING EDITOR
ELLIS B. MERRY
Editorial Chairman..........George C. Tilley
City Editor..............Pierce Rosenbcrg
News Editor.............Donald J. Kline
Sports;Editor.......Edward L. Warner,Jr.
Women's Editor, ..........Marjorie Fullme
Telegraph Editor.......Cassam A. Wilson
Music and Drama....... William J. Gorman
Literary Editor........Lawrence R. Klein
Assistant City Editor.... Robert J Feldman
Night Editors-Editorial Board Members
Frank E. Cooper Henry J. Merry
William C. Gentry Robert L. Sloss
Charles R. Kauffman Walter W. Wild
Gurney Williams
Reporters
Morris Alexander. Bruce J Manley
~Bertram Askwitk Lester May*
Helen Bare Margaret Mix
Maxwell Bauer David M. Nickol
Mary L. Behymer William Page
Allan H. Berkman Howard H. Peckham
Arthur J. Bernstein Hughr ierce
S. Beaoh Conger Victor Rabeinowita
ThoBas M. C John D. Reindel
hoas M CJeannie Roberts
Helen D~omine Joseph A. Russell
Margaret Eckels Joseph Ruwitch
Catherine Ferrin Ralph R. Sachs
Carl F. Forsythe Cecelia Shriver
Sheldon C. Fullerton Charles R. Sprowl
Ruth Gallmeyer Adsit Stewart
Ruth Geddes S. Cadwell Swansosg
Ginevr Gin Jane Thayer
jack Goldsmith Margaret Thompson
Emily Grimes Richard L. Tobin
Morris Croverman Robert Townsend
Margaret Harris Elizabeth Valentine
J. Cul-n Kennedy Harold O. Warren, Jr.
,eant Levy G. Lionel Willens
Russell E. McCracken Barbara Wright
Dorothy Magee Vivian Zi-mis
BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 21214
BUSINESS MANAGER
A. J. JORDAN, JR.
Assistant Manager
ALEX K. SCHERER
Department Managers
Advertising............T. Hollister Mabley
Advertising,............Kasper H. Halverson
Service.................. George A. Spater
Circulation.................J. Vernor Davis
Accounts........ ..John R. Rose
Publications ............ George R. Hamilton
Business Secretary-Mary Chase
Assi&tanvs
James E. Cartwright Thomas Muir
Robert Crawford George R. Patterson
Thomas M. Davis Charles Sanford
Norman Eliezer l.ee Slayton
Norris Johnson Joseph Van Riper
Charles Kline Robert Williamson
Marvin Kobacker William R. Worboy
Women Assistants on the Business
Stall.
Marian Atran Mary Jane Kenan
Dorothy Bloomgarden Virginia McComb
Laura Codling Alice McCully
Ethel Const s Sylvia Miller
Josephine Convisser Ann Verner
Bernice Glaser Dorothea Waterman
Anna Goldberger Joan Wiese
Hortense Gooding

sacola, Florida. Last fall 108 men
entered at Florida, and about half
will complete the course this
month. The loss percentage through
mustering out was almost 75%,
from Gi-eat Lakes to fliers wings.
The elimination in the army train-
ing course is not quite so high, av-
eraging around 60%.
Proponents of this system mayt
well defend it by arguing that only
the most competent men are ad-
mitted to the flying corps, and thusI
a higher standard exists than else-}
where. The higher standard may{
be excellent for demonstration or
peace-time purposes, but in a war
numbers have to be counted also.,
Where other countries will have
their fliers all trained, the United
States will have a small, to be sure,
select, group, which will have to
battle against odds until new men
can be taught the art of flying. At
present the course takes 21 months.
In time of war the delay, would be
disastrous. The next war, accord-
ing to more far-sighted men, is to
be fought in the air, and now is the
time to start training men and
building ships, both of which can,
in peace time, be turned to an ex-
cellent advantage in commercial
lines.
0
WHEN GANGDOM STRIKES.
Chicago's famous crime-wave-j
that perennial boast of gangdom
over law and order-has a rival
whether Detroiters acknowledge
the fact or not. The recent Grosse
Pointe double killing, wherein two
policemen died in an effort to run
down one of the more desperate
groups of metropolitan criminals,
is the latest gesture of might over
right in the adjacent Michigan
city.
Seldom in history has any one
center of population been so spas-
modically afflicted with gang war
and vice as Chicago, but the reign
of the windy city's underworld is
coming to an end. It is being dis-
placed by New York, Philadelphia,
Boston, Detroit and the dozens of
larger metropolitan areas in the
nation whose unadvertised crime
leech is rapidly outdoing the high-
ly developed Chicago "gangdom".
Chicago has, naturally enough, a
prominent place in the sun despite
her seeming loss of first position
in the race toward ruthlessness
and law-breaking. The fact re-
mains, however, that while news of
the crime world centers in Illinois
there are other places where pub-
licity has not been developed so
expertly and, as a consequence,
the casual reader, on seeing the
headlines "FIVE DIE IN GANG
WAR," immediately refers the kill-
ings westward to the shores of
Lake Michigan.
Hon. Frank J. Loesch, Chicago

SASTD ROLLi
DON'T
READ
THIS.
It's no use, boys, you might as
well turn to the women's page to-
J day. The weather has laid low
everybody on the staff, with the
exception of the Rolls Artist and
he doesn't count. Besides, a time
like this with exams coming on is
no time to be funny anyway. (The
Pherret has just waked up to make
a verry verry nasty remark which
I think was entirely uncalled for).
Found on yesterday's front page:
INLANDERS TO GO
ON SALE TODAY
There has as yet been no
legal method of preventing
this fraud, but the Pherret is
hard at work with his law
books and has dug up a lot of
stuff on the subject of obtain-
ing money under false presen-
ses and using the males to de-
fraud that should provide some
solution.
The Rolls Artist was so delight-j
ed over the manly straightforward
way in which the Gargoyle took
back all the nasty things they said
about nice, altruistic Mr. Saun-
ders and his unimpeachable canoe
livery in their last issue that he has
sat down and made a picture of
the medal that he thinks they de-'
serve for their tenacity and con-
sistent policies.
MEDAL.
Courtesy Rolls Art Department.
Rolls is going to keep a line
on the sports of that Museum
gang. No sooner does the con-
fession come out that they are
"gratified by hybridizing ex-
periments in the fish depart-
ment" than the still more re-
volting fact comes to light that
they are revelling in an orgy
of slaughter, with a lot of in-
nocent and defenseless rats as
their victims. Come on, you
humanitarians, how about it?
* * 4;
A story in The Daily says that

Music and Drama
TONIGHT: In University hall
auditorium, last performance of
"Jonica Starrs."
JONICA STARRS.
, A Review.
Mrs. Smith has had the exceed-
ing boldness to write a long com-
edy without a sympathetic char-
acter. Jonica Starrs, for all her
admirable self-possession, is what
Lennox Robinson called her, "rath-
er horrible." Her penetration and
her technique of mocking growing
out of that penetration are merely
annoying evasions; she never faces
her emotions squarely enough to
master 'them. She is an intelligent
woman "trying to get along," but
in the wrong way. Her intellect is
an annoying thing to watch be-
cause it is not a solution for her,
but a disguise.
David Starrs, especially in the
juvenile interpretation given him
by Robert Adams, is only a pitiful
adolescent who dramatizes himself,
caressing the slight suffering that
self- righteousness affords, the sort
of man Who goes through life re-
acting to something or other.
Stella Hart is-well Mrs. Smith
has been admirably clear in clari-
fying this parasitic cooer with a
picture-cover attraction.
Then there is the ever-closing
circle of they-say-ers. This group
of gossipers Mrs. Smith twice styl-
izes that their nastiness might be
all the more apparent.
No, none of these people are at-
tractive or sympathetic. One tends
to interestedly despise them all.
The result is a very interesting
play, a good play, the best student
play that has yet been produced.
Mrs. Smith makes none of the easy,
stock appeals of comedy; her play
is not sprinkled with characters
about whom one murmurs how
cute or how adorable. She works
f with people whom she thoroughly
comprehends and relies on our sat-
isfaction in a new comprehension.
One certainly felt here an integrity
unusual in student writing, for the
tendency to be pleasing is general-
ily characteristic.
Our demands for entertainment
which will sustain our interest in
character is satisfied by Mrs.
Smith's easy, intelligent writing
and her good eye for visual witti-
cismg (Jonica Starrs kneeling in the
middle of the stage, caressing her
stolen rug and remarking "I'm
I just sitting here trying to be broad-
nminded"). Though the whole plot
is considerablyconventional, Mrs.
Smith has given it distinctly newf
twists. She repeats the whole first
1act in the new setting in the sec-
' ond scene of act II: merely to wit-
tily suggest that gossip transcends
class and town distinctions. She
uses Jonica's mocking technique to
make of the conventional scene of
wife discovering husband and mis-
tress a very ingenious act. She pre-
sents tractable well-worked mater-
ial in a new light, a personal light
-and from the results, this would
seem to be the best formula for
amateur writing.
The. production, though extreme-
ly faulty, is adequate enough to
indicate, if not realize, all the pos-
sibilities of the play. Harry Allen's
direction is sound and commend-

able; his most considerable achie-
vement is in planning all the mo-
tion very subtly. The group of
gossipers he stylized to just theI
right degree: the meaning was sug-
gested without breaking the unity
of the play's style. The tempos,
one thought, might all have been
more rapid.
Florence Tennant had a firm
grasp of Jonica as character; she
made her completely clear at all
times. Her technique, however,
seemed to me a little less satisfac-
tory. She tends to split her part
up, in the Ethel Barrymore man-
ner, into natural and witty lines.
There were always indications in
her manner, a sudden speed or
quick shift of body, of a witty line
to immediately follow. This was
either self-consciousness (which is I
deplorable 'in a comic technique)
or a too conscious, too evident de-
sire to put the part across.
Robert Adams, as I have sug-
gested, played the Doctor with too
many reminiscences of his juven-
ile part in In Love With Love.
Frankly, his inadequacy seems to
lie in making too many faces; he
presents pictures of woe, pictures
of happiness, pictures of indigna-
tion, all of them too obvious. His
voice, too, is always unconvincing.

THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1930
Night Editor-JOHN D. REINDEL.
MAN POWER IN THE AIR
With the boisterous, trouble-
making senators tackling the Lon-
don Naval Treaty at the present
moment, the air now, and for the
past few months, has resounded
with explosions of "cruisers,"
"eight-inch or six-inch guns,"
"submarines," and many other
terms of naval warfare. Nothing
has been said about reducing air-
plane forces to date, and the for-
eign powers seem to be taking ad-
vantage of that fact, while we neg-
lect it.
With the long range guns the
battleships and cruisers are now
equipped with, most of them hav-
ing an effective range of 40,000
yards, a trifle under 23 miles, the
airplane is the most useful part of
both the offensive and defensive.
The plane sights the enemy ship,
and after its own ship commences
firing, directs the guns to the ship
by radio. Each gun on the ship
shows a different color smoke upon
exploding, and by sending "red up
600 yards," or "green down 200
yards" the pilot can virtually place
the shells in the vital parts of the
enemy ship. At the same time he
has to keep the enemy spotters
away from his ships, andedirect the
course 'of the latter. He has the
eyes of the fleet, and without him
the ship, no matter how excellent
its guns, or how fast its speed,
would be helpless as a weapon.
At present the leaders in avia-
tion-building are Italy and Great
Britain. Great Britain has an Air
Ministry of its own, which is not
only experimenting, but construct-
ing ships at a rapid rate, as well as
training hundreds of fliers. Italy
seeks young men who wish to be-
come government pilots and, after
training them, presents them with
a plane for their own use which is
cared for free of charge. Their
building program is also advancing
rapidly. j
Meanwhile Uncle Sam- twiddles

nff~nnpv ad n mmhpr f Prain Te iS. C. iA..is to attempt to bet-

auborney u a nam nminue. 'ui j
dent Hoover's Crime commission,
told members of the Lawyers' club
and their guests at the Founders
Day banquet last May that Chicago
is only "worse in degree" than the
remainder of American cities.
Loesch stated that "other cities
merely conceal their crimes. Chi-
cago gets the publigity." It was
not long ago that Loesch himself
headed a commission which is still
functioning in the windy city to
clean up crime conditions there.
It is not out of memory that Loesch
and his commission broke the
Crowe-Lundin ring that had con-
trolled the mid-western metropo-
lis' underworld for over a decade.
Loesch himself told members of
the Lawyers' club that Chicago
was getting past the stage of be-
ing perennially the "worst crime
hole in America." He stated thatI
there was a lower violent death
rate in Chicago at the present timej
than in a majority of the cities
over half a million in the United
States.{
These recent Detroit killings
bring us immediately before a
darkening problem - a problem
which few realize and which fewer
still are attempting to combat. It
is obvious that growing crime and'
lessening control of lawlessness
will eventually eat away at the
foundations of American freedom
and civilization. Americans seem to
accept this increasing gesture of the
underworld as more of a joke than3
a reality; they feel aloof from all
responsibility in the control of
such vicious forces. The feeling
prevails to "let them kill eachj
other off." But in doing so, gang-
dom will kill many an innocent
bystander whose interests, al-
though they may be merely pas-
sive, are immediately focused up-
on a remedy for the tightening
situation. Europe, with her strict
laws and sure punishments, is
comparatively rid of the menace.S

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r its talks."'
Good thought, boys, I've been
waiting for that.
REVIEW.
The Rolls reviewer has just
dashed in to say that he was
really amused by the produc-
tion put on over here at the
Henderson House. He says that
"Lady Windemere's Fan" is
the best thing he has ever seen
Robert Henderson in. He also
said he liked it.
I went to the thing myself,
just to see that he wasn't ne-
glecting his duty, and Mr.
Wilde and Mrs. Anglin certain-
ly deserve a lot of credit. I
particularly enjoyed the Rugs
by Mrs. Domboorajian.
DAN.
RETRACTION.

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jThis column utterly retracts its
statement made in yesterday's pa-
per to the effect that the W. C.T.
U. is the only good place to have
Prof. Yost's views on liquor!
quoted. The W. C. T. U. is not a!
good place to have Professor Yost's
views on liquor quoted.
The Rolls Artist has made a lit-
tle picture of how Dr. Fielding H.
Yost thinks the students celebrate
victories, get worked up for parties,
and spend their week-ends.
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