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for itself. As yet, no signs of a
loophole have appeared to stave off
the eventful day when its incom-
petent serenity will have racked
suicidal proportions.
Campu s.Opinion,
Contributors are asked to be brief,
confining tliemsres to less tha. 300
words if possible. Anonymous comn-
munications v ill he disregarded. The
names of commniumcants wi, however,
he regsrded as confidential, upon re-
quest. Letters published should. not be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of Te Daily.

A Review.
"Macbeth" probably has more
complete and immediate power
than any other Shakespearean!
1 tragedy. For it has a simple pat-
tern, a single fiery line. Something
primitive pervading men's minds
has been set forth with wild, pro-
found directness. Theatric conven-
tions of the simplest sort-those of
melodrama-have been used in the
setting forth. They are completely
integrated into the intellectual
pattern of the drama. Each thea-
tric detail subtly defines and in-
tensifies the emotional tone.
It was the merit of last night's
production to have made this so
vividly clear. Unpretentious as it
was-using the bare Elizabethan
platform stage-none of the play's
theatric vitality seemed unrealized
in it. The production particularly

Screen Reflections ,
Diversification is thekeynote of
today's film entertainment-melo-
drama, lovedrana, and comedy
being at your disposal. The melo
is furnished by Joan Crawford at
the Michigan continuin?; in the
same type of pic-
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To the Editor:
America's entrance into the World
Court may be a vitally important
matter just now in international
diplomatic circles, but the lecture-
symposium, last Wednesday in the
Natural Science auditorium would
never have convinced a person who
had an open mind on the subject
that such a necessity existed. To
begin with, the scheduled speakers
"were unfortunately unable to at-
tend," and the last-minute substi-
tutes wandered far from the sub-
ject at hand. The inefficiencies of
Congress, "lame-duck sessions" and
the oft-repeated aspersions cast
upon the entire student population
for its interest in athletics, received
much more emphasis than the ac-
tual subject of the World Court.
Professor Steiner, substitute num-
ber one, told us that since the sen-
atorial objections to America's join-
ing the court had been eliminated
by a new protocol, it is the moral
duty of the United States to decide
immediately whether or not she
will enter the World Court. He
stated that dilatory tactics on our
part raises the presumption that
the United States Government is
not really interested in preventing
international wars. He went on to
compare the achievements of the'
World Court since its establishment
in 1921 to the achievements of our
federal Supreme Court during the
first ten years of its own existence,
although admitting that this com-
parison was unfair.
Professor Slosson, second substi-
tute, announced that he wished to
speak, not on the World Court, but
on the causes which have thus far
delayed our entrance into this jur-
istic combine. We were then treated
to an adequate excoriation of our
national Congressmen with refer-
ence to America's official expression
on the World Court question. His
concluding remarks advocated the
very dubious expedient of sending
petitions to President Hoover re-
p questing a special session of Con-
gress to decide this issue at once.
A co-ed then prefaced her re-
marks to the assemblage (obvious-
ly made up of people really inter-
ested in the World Court) by flay-
ing the college student's "over-
emphasis" on athletics. She said,
in effect, "Shame on you for at-
tending football and basketball
games and being interested in the
score of your college at interschol-
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latest epic is
title d "Dance,
Fools, Dance" in
which Miss Craw-
ford is ,seen as a
girl terter, no
L o v e or the
tack of i , is de-
picted at the Ma-
jestic where Helen
Twelvetrees holds
forth as "Millie"

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realized its director's perception siderable of a cast. I's reviewed
that no tragic vessel was more ob- below.
viously designed for speed. The pro- Comedy resounds at the Wuerth in
duction had the intensity and ra- the usually inebriated form of
pidity of the boiling cauldron. And 'Charles Ruggles starring in the
that, certainly, was right. The at- talking version of the famed farce
tempt at a pictorial production is "Charley*, Aunt." Sid Chaplin made
rightly sacrificed to this all-impor- the silent version not so many
tant speed. years ago.
But the bringing of the play out MILLIE, THE RED-HEAD
of mere wierdness of melodrama ( Helen Twelvetrees finds life and
into truly tragic conflict required love rather difficult in "Millie," at
the superb performance of Russell the same time revealing s o m e
Thorndike and the very sensitive hitherto unsuspected talent as an
performance of Miss Hutchinson. actress. But even this, like the en-
They gave the very wonderful con- tertainment value, f 1 u c t u a t e s
trast between the man (all courage throughout the picture.
in action, all fears in his hyper- The none-too-uriginal s t o r y,
sensitive imagination) and the adapted from a Donald Henderson
woman (nearly as courageous in Clarke novel, concerns the troubles
deed, but at first unimaginative and of a beautiful red-headed co-ed
unthinking, ruthless with the fierce who marries the scion of the Mai-
logic ambition can ,supply itself); land millions. After three years, she
and then his clinging with blood- finds him cheating. Following di-
thirsty despair to the place she had vorce, she resolves on independence
pushed him towards, as she in her and subsequently achieves a meas-
sickness and disillusionment sinks ure of fame as the beautiful cigar
away from him. clerk in a New York hotel. Despite
Russell Thorndike's Macbeth had bankers and pro-
throughout dignity as a human ducers, a w c11-
figure. And that is the measure of meaning g o o d-
a great Macbeth; there must be looking reporter Y
more than the courageous savage 'wins her h e a r t
in him. Thorndike's Macbeth, a again, but s o o n
victim of his imagination, measured loves and leaves
up to the stature of Macbeth's fate. h e r (that's us
His executive talent made Macbeth newspapermen all
at all times a mighty figure. The over). Then her
surge and sweep of the mighty now b e'a u t i f ul1
lines got full articulation from his young Maitland .. * ' r.
powerful voice, and forceful deliv- daughter enters
ery. He clearly was equal intellec- the story provid-
tually to the discipline of thinking ing the situation LILYAN TASHMAN
out every line to a syllable. And to requisite for a climax fairly inter
complete, imaginative force and esting in spite of poor handling and
sustained absorption in his part direction.
brought Macbeth to full stature: Excellent cast performances com-
a man of tragic austerity for all pensate for the plot defects in a
the blood he spilled; a man whose large degree. In addition to Missjs
voice rang with the echo of tor- Twelvetrees, both Lilyan Tashman
tured experience until he finally and Robert Ames are excellent in

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Night Editor-BEACH CONGER, Jr.
Student government, never a tre-
niendously powerful factor in col-
lege life, was deftly shown up in,
its pretentious, but vacuous impot-
ency by- recent events following the
liquor raids. As the unpleasantness
surrounding that entire episode in
campus history recedes into the
past, one fact stands out emphati-
cally and unmistakably c 1 e a r:
namely, that the existing organs
of student government were un-]
qualified, as well as unempowered,
to priesent maintain the strictly
student interests involved.
This is not to say that the Sen-
ate committee acted without hear-,
ing student views. In fact, that
committee was most punctilious in
its efforts to make inquiries of stu-
dents. But what is significant is!
the ineffectuality of both the Stu-'
dent council and the Interfrater-
nity council competently to cope
with a situation of extraordinary
proportions. The former precipi-
tated some of its lather into a reso-
lution, stating, in effect, that it
felt the penalities on the houses
were too severe. This was the sum
total of its effort as the self- at-
tested student governing body. The.
Interfraternity body did lit t 1e
more; though a committee has
since been appointed to develop a
closer cooperative system ' among
the houses, leading, in part, to a
greater judiciary power vested -.in
the Interfraternity council.
It is of even more significance,
however, that student opinion and
interests are still sought and rep-
resented, but through entirely dif-
ferent channels than these official-
ly set up for those purposes. For
the most part, student members of
the Senate committee on student
affairs have the only substantial
voice in determining an adminis-
trative attitude toward campus
As pointed out in times past, our
object is not to lament the impot-
ency of the historical and preten-
tious agencies for supporting stu-
dent' interests; but it is acutely
necessary that those agencies, par-
ticularly the Student council, rec-

wins through to┬░ a splendid vision
of fatality. It was surely an inspir-
ed performance.
Miss Hutchinson hardly brought
an equal measure of menace and
Magnificence to her Lady Macbeth.
There was certain lack of technical

their respective roles of the peren-
nial gold digger and the erring re-
porter. Anita Louise as the pulchri-
tudinous daughter screens afore-
said beauty in a manner that augurs
well for future parts. The one song!
in the picture-a Nacio Brown com-

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am ic a ne ic events, when serious
-internatoaluestionsa e eing endurance in her, a failure to at- position titled "Millie"-is the best
nternational questions are being tain concentrated rhythms. Her we've heard for some time. High C
neglected by the people's official rendering was rather one that was for this film.
busy correcting, or attemptingto greattin moments only. In those, THEM FOUR MARXES
correct, through campus organza she attained that quality of strange Groucho, Harpo, Zeppo, and Chico
tions, these crass deficiencies." beauty that is Lady Macbeth; return to town for
in those she communicated the th ihia w
Anothey student, one of the male strange biting poetry of a taut the Michigan Owl
sex histime tishow feature to- I
sex this time, thought that we had mentality, its logic warped by am- mow fit in'
not been sufficiently reproved formmorrow night in
fiigttaeaacieprinbition, moudiig itself into fierce, I Animal C rack-
failing to take an' active part in steely' judgenents. Her sleepwalk- - Cack
"the bigger things of life," so we -sene j adgenet Hr sh ers their second
ing scene was fine; it had the right takn etr
were subjected to another tirade feverish fiercenss; thre was the talking feature
which followed '
because of our interest in the cam- right nervous persistence in Lr the first hilarious
pus side-shows which this young hand-washing. C t "
man presupposed to be our only TWELFTH NIGHT hod o a n u es.
intellectual activity-"things that A Review. hu d t e o
really mattered"-to lay aside our As last year, I find Sir Philip's
supreme and all-engrossing inter- production of "Twelfth Night" too can explorer and
life athletic activities, and frater- simple. It is done in too complete HARPO MAX the l a t t e r the
le, gtroups, antos, anfrliateour- ly a gracious mood-a graciousness !real-estate deal in Floriua. And it's
selves with the political reformers which somehow prevents us from the explorer who will lecture at the
one th the pwotas efrer noticing at the time that Sir Philip Michigan tomorrow night.
S the Campus who act as Jere- himself is doing an absurb carica- Their third picture, incidentally,
miahs to the frivolous-minded. ture of Malvolio. The interpreta- now in the making, will be "Monkey
I left the Auditorium distinctly tion of the play seems rather more Business," a satire on gangster life.
disappointed i the symposium, Victorian than Elizabethan. There -BERT
cnvinced that--the past hour might is a good spice of the world-worn - -- ---
more profitably have been spent Renaissance perversity in the char- the ingenious witty woman with an
translating Latin or conning the acters of this comedy. I mention ardor for dangerous experiences
D. O. B. M Orsino's crazed passion for Olivia; and a subtle aggressive appioaen
Olivia extravagant mourning for to the object of her love. Miss
0-iher brother, and her sudden fas- Clark's Olivia was a sort of Cin-
,g , , cination for the girl-boy; Viola's derella, kindly and gracious; but
Editorial Comment wilful seeking of the post of page l hardly the self-tormenting arrog-
_ to a young prince; Antonio's mad ant patrician betrayed from her
adoration of Sebastian. These pas- i attitude by a quick passion. Ben
(From the Detroit Free Press)i sions are not so wholly sane and Greet's Malvolio is quite too easy
Speaking of "capital punish- healthy that they can be ignored too. He made buffoonery out of
ment," the national capital seems in a sentimental reading such as the whole part with a good deal of
to be able to stand a lot of punish- Sir Philip gives "Twelfth Night." unnecessary eye-rolling. It seemed
ment, first and last. Of course, the .point can be car- never to occur to him that the part
vied too far. The play is essentially contains a transformation (tht
And still we presume that Mr. irresponsible, taking the improb- could be subtly rendered) from a
Conger will say there is nothing ailities gaily with no attempt at real cherished austerity to suscep-
iin-ziin c hi n 1 tn tn e + t-, m- -+iv , ns onlinoio1 aol ir o-iatinn -F t +hPnioe t1r i4mhii to, ,-. nin ,,11- -,- Tio AT.,


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