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I PAGE FOUR

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, MAVCII 4, 1931

PAGE FOUR THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 1931

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News. Editor .............Gurney Williams
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Sports Editor...............Joseph A. Russell
Women's Editor............Mary L. Behymer
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NIGHT EDITORS

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HIGHER EDUCATION
Trends in universities during the
past ten years have revealed in-
creased interest among professional
men and women in higher educa-
tion. No longer is it merely the re-
cent high school graduate who is
enrolled at Michigan and similar
institutions, but frequently those
who for some time have been ident-
ified with the business and pro-
fessional world.
This situation is emphasized by
University registration figures for
the 1930 Summer Session. Of the
4,200 registered 2,000 were teachers,
half of the number being junior
and senior high school instructors,
while 150 were superintendents,
and 350 were college and univer-
sity instructors.
Michigan is taking a lead in the
new trend to carry education be-
yond the bachelor degrees. Last
summer for the first time a con-
ference for graduates in education
was held. Ninety-six school execu-
tives were attracted here who oth-
erwise would not have returned.
Dean Kraus has recently announc-
ed that definite plans are being
made for a similar program this
summer.
Further proof that the number
seeking higher degrees is on the
increase is revealed by the fact
that in 1930, twenty-one per cent
of the summer students had college
degrees. In 1930, seventy-five per
cent had college degrees. Moreover,
the attendance in the graduate
school has shown an increase from
312 in 1920 to an enrollment last
summer of 1,700. With higher edu-
cation and specialization on the in-
crease the University has kept step
with the parade, and has furnished
experienced faculty men for the
summer sessions. More varied ex-
perimentation has been conducted
during this period than in the reg-
ular session, an exchange of ideas
has been effected through aug-
mented faculties from other insti-
tutions, and complete plans for
making the work in Ann Arbor
during the summer months enjoy-
able have been worked out in ad-
vance in the office of Dean Kraus
where excursions, lectures, plays
a n d special entertainments ar
planned many months before the
flood of students arrive for the
summer term.
The Prince of Wales is visiting
Argentina. We understand that
horse-back riding is one of the
principal sports there.
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Editorial Comment
PROFESSIONALIZED
SPECTATORS

jMUJSIC AND DRAM ]
"MRS. PARTRIDGE PRESENTS"
Comments
The substitution of "comments"
for the more ordinary " a review"
means that in the opinion of him
who was to review the production
of "Mrs. Partridge Presents" by
somebody or other which opened
a three-night run at the Labora-
tory Theatre last night is not worth
detailed reviewing.
First comment: just about a year
ago, Play Production was doing
"The Wild Duck." That was a "lab-
oratory" production too. It was in
that place...University Hall. It was
the best student production that
year, the year before, and the year
after.
Now Play Production is doing
"Mrs. Partridge Presents": a jolly,
sweet-tempered, pleasant, 1 a u g h-
able, and thoroughly silly play. Let
me write the play. There is a mil-
lionaire from Boston who is horri-
fied that his young love is trying
to be an actress. He wants to marry
that actress but only if she'll leave
the stage. But her mother is de-
termined that she be an actress;
an artist that is; a free woman as
she (the mother) herself wanted
to be but wasn't. That motive, then,
is clear. It's the main motive. (We
have all seen the conflict treated
with intelligence in "The Royal
Family" where there was sense to
it and where it was only one among
many motives). There is also a
son to that mother. She wants himt
to be a painter for the same rea-
sons (freedom etc.). Near the final
curtain, he confesses he'd rather
help build a bridge in Spain than
be an artist. He doesn't want to
1be a free man. He wants to be an
engineer. Right after that, alittle
nearer the final curtain, the daugh-
ter (who in the early part of the
act had said: "I want my chance
at life and love") comes in married
to the honest simpleton millionaire.
The mother braves it through. She
has to turn her back a little though.
*When they are gone, she says:
"Losing them has killed me."
All good honest sentiment, you
see. Good honest sentiment, gener-
: ally available at anyone of the
Butterfield laboratories (though not
so often either now).
There was nothing particularl
wrong with the production. It was
pretty well sustained at a vivacious
t tempo; and, on the whole, the eve-
ning passed. Josephine Timberlake
and Lillian Martin gave excellent
performances. Ruth Gordon (o
"Serena Blandish" fame) is sup-
posed to have stolen the show when
it was done in New York by play-
o ing the minor part of Katherin
Everett in a low, very slow voic
and with a vague dullness and pa
thos in her manner. Cecile Porte:

About Booksr
FLIPPANCY
READER, I MARRIED HIM: by
Anne Green: E. P. Dutton Co.,
N. Y. C.: Review Copy courtesy of
Slater's Book Store.
Airily thumbing her nose at her
distinguished but gloomy brother
Julian, Anne Green contributes an-
other gay and scintillating novel to
take its place along with the inimi-
table "The Selbys." In "Reader, I
Married Him," there is the same
light-hearted worldliness, the same
abandon, the same shrewd charac-
terization which stamped the earli-
er novel as one of the oustanding
literary contributions of the past I
year.
It is indeed difficult to believe
that Anne and Julian are even re-
motely related, for their outlooks
on life are radically different, and
their methods of expressing their
viewpoints are also widely at vari-'
ance. Miss Green takes nothing
seriously, or rather she takes seri-
ous things so flippantly that one
wonders if they are serious at all.
In her latest work, no ponderous
probler are settled, no weighty
treatise are made, but one feels
that the sophisticated Miss Green
is as adept a wrestler with Life as
any who present melancholy psy-
chology to the wary reader.
IIn "Reader, I Married Him," the
scene is again laid in the whirl-
wind atmosphere of the Anglo-
French colony in Paris. The mad-
cap Douglass family, consisting of
Andrew, and his two irresponsible
children, Hugh the Jew and Cath-
erine tear breathlessly from one
freakish episode to another; but
Miss Green's adroitness makes each
situation so plausible that the read-
er can nevervdoubt for.a mom nt
that 'such events actually trans-
pired.
Catherine; the heroine, is not at
all the strong-minded heroine of
fiction or of the movies. She con-
stantly vacillates between the ex-
tremes of affection and acute dis-
like for the more or less insipidl
Gilbert. The final solution of her
problem seems to be that any wo-
man can get her man, but what
good is he when she does get him?
Hugh the, Jew is a rather gentle
parody on the morose Julian. Hugh
shuts himself up in his room to
rid his soul of the gloomy burdens
which it carries. by penning equally
gloomy manuscripts. No ray cif
light breaks across the unalloyed
dispair of his existence, but he
takes a strange pleasure in his fore-
f bodings. M. O'B.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 1931
Night Editor -DAVID M. NICHOL
FREEDOM OF THE COLLEGIATE
PRESS.
The University of Toronto's re-
cent suspension of the publicationI
of the school's undergraduate news-
paper, "The Varsity," because of an
editorial which stated that a great
many of the students enrolled at
the institution were "practical athe-

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ists" has created an intense feeling (From Daily Princetonian) was directed by Mr. Allen in just
of indignation throughout the col- A development even more sinister the opposite interpretation: high-
legiate world. Contemporary edi- than the external aspects of com- pitched, swift-speaking, loud and
toial writers have been fierce in mercialism in intercollegiate sport, silly. Her stupid garrulity was sup-
their condemnation of such actions and at the same time an apparent posed to be funny; nothing else
on the part of the University au- offshoot of them, is the gradual was attempted. Charles Monroe and
thorities to squelch the publication. change in the psychological atti- Ray Suffrin just walked on and
A. E. F. Allen, editor-in-chief of the tude of the undergraduate toward off the stage. But, as I have said,
publication, has assumed full re- those mores that once were consid- the production was on the whole
sponsibility for the editorial and Bred the essentials of good sports- all right.
continued to reiterate his stand manship. If this phenomenon were What I should really like to print
that atheism is prevalent in the evidenced only at Princeton in such in this column, instead of a review
university, recent unpleasant flurries of boo- or comments, is the honest opinions
Meanwhile, however, the "Var- ing as at the Yale hockey game of the students cast as to the value
sity" has closed its doors, pulled land the Penn basketball game, we of the time they put into these
canvas over its press, and denied might possibly have regarded it as trivial parts. Do they have a sense
its editor any chance to prove his a momentary and localized lapse of accomplishment? Do they feel
contention. The board of gover-!from gentlemanly conduct which they have gained an dsight into
nors of the University of Toronto would not soon recur. But with dis- thein tricacies of a body-transla-
have taken no action on the mat- turbing remembrance of similar tion of "significant" words (act-
ter except to issue a statement that demonstrations at baseball games ing)? If they answer these and
the editorial was based on false as- last spring suddenly came a show- similar questions the way I suspect
sertions. The entire action has been er of editorial comment from our they would, then they are essen-
conducted by powers below the contemporaries, which aroused us tially being duped by the presence
board of, governors, whose apathy to a realization that this "lapse" s mewhere in the organization of
in the, matter indicates the poten- is widespread. At Oregon Univer- an absurdly low-pitched estimate
tialities of the "truths" so thor- sity, Yale, Brown, Columbia and mehat serious work in the drama
oughly denounced. numerous o t h e r s, undergraduate When in one year, Play Produc-
Whether Toronto is or is not an and alumni editors are "viewing tion slumps from Mr. Wetzel's Ibsen
institution of atheism and religious with alarm." So far, they too seem to Mr. Windt's "Rollo's Wild Oat"
animosity is not to be argued, nor to have considered the bad man- and Mr. Allen's "Mrs. Partridge
is it to the point. The proposition ners to be mere passing clouds, but Presents," then in my opinion it
to be considered is whether or not we are inclined to wonder. is time the organizations took stock
therl urit tyautoeas haventhe Another factor in the new atti- of itself and its aims.
tial apublication as the "Varsity" tude has been the sweeping under- Mr. Wetzel had for years wanted
immediately after the printing of graduate reaction which has fol- to do a production of "The Wild
what five men believe to be a false lowed on the heels of the "rah-rah Duck"; and under circumstances
editorial. Through the power - collegiatism" produced in the mid- rather less favorable than exist
vested in them, the board of gov- dle of the post-war decade. Be- this year, he did one; and, all wil
ernors and the officials of the uni- cause sentimentalists and publicists come to my rescue, a good one.
versity are legally in the right to seized and exploited the traditional Surely, there is something equally
remove any publication distastefulI forms of sportsmanship, it too has significant that Mr. Windt and Mr.
to them. The newspaper, being an been driven to cover by the current Allen have long wanted to do. Why
organ of the university, reflecting restraint that the word "collegiate" they don't do it is the great unan-
the thought of the university as a now implies. swered question which is inspiring
whole, must submit to such regula- That this r e a c t i o n a r y flood these passionate rhetorical ques-
tion. should have swept away the old tions: Is it a question of finance?
The consideration, however, is I sportsmanship is to be deplored, (Did Mr. Wetzel's production cost
not one of legality, but of right and but because it is an extreme swing anything?) Is it a case of cater-
wrnnQ j, ic4in. -v ivnic-r.T Tf c-,-. of then ycnovcn1it'nP mtr ive t-,.tn- -r~n' 4- i a-. n Ai +- _ i..-

A MAGAZINE
Ezra Pound is at it again. This
time he didn't start it however. He
didn't even know about it until his
appointment was announced in the
newspapers. But he could never re-
sist a magazine. So the first issue
of The New Review, published at
Paris in English, contains an arti-
cle by its associate editor called
"After Election," penetrating com-
ments on literary topics in the fa-
miliar Poundian style, each sen-
tence subtly irrelevant to the one
before it. Maxwell Bodenheim, who
has just publicly defied anyone in
America to prove that any passage
r in his own "Naked on Roller skates"
I is obscene, is another associate edi-
tor and writes an essay on "Esthet-
ics, Criticism, and Life." V. F. Cal-
verton, editor of the Modern Quar-
terly, writes on "Sinclair Lewis: An
American Phenomenon," showing
an identity of level between Lewis'
novels and the people in them,
Other notables in the first issue are
Jean Cocteau and George Antheil,
A mrican composer. The magazine
is published at 42 bis, rue du Ples-
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France.
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