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DAILY

. . TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1931

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seeks admittance to a hospital, it is
interpreted that the care and at-
tendance needed is beyond the
scope that can otherwise be given.
Generally, the attention required
can only be given in the operating
room. In the case of orthopedic
children, for example, braces are
necessary for physical defects.
Treatment of more serious cases,
hospital authorities claim, has just-
ified the present rate.
The attempts of legislators to set
as standard a fee which is below
that charged by the ordinary prac-
tician stamps them as ignorant of
facts which are known only to those
in the medical profession. Legisla-
tors are not doctors. Neither are
doctors legislators. But the point
to be emphasized is that the hospi-
tal authorities themselves, not the
legislators, are best informed as to
the nature of the treatment to be
prescribed. The University hospital,
as an integral unit in Michigan's
medical instruction and as the chief
agency for treating the indigent
patients of the state, cannot afford
to jeopardize its pre-eminent posi-
tion in medical circles nor impair
the quality of its treatment through
the operation of a measure as un-
appreciative of the true conditions
as the one now proposed.
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opinion of The Daily.

SPRING
IS
HERE.
I just found the bones of that
Robin I saw a month ago. He was
buried in the depths of a nasty old
snowdrift. Now that Ann Arbor's
springtide has taken its toll, I have
faith and believe that perhaps the
mud season is really about to set
in in earnest.
* * *
And among other signs that
the glad season is here, I notice
that Sinclair Lewis has had his
face slapped. That would make
any season glad. It makes me
particularly happy because it
takes just one more job off of
my busy hands. Now that Mr.
Dreiser has fixed that up, I can
turn my attention to more im-
portant if less congenial tasks.

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THE FIRST MRS. FRASER
A Review.
Two of the richest performances
,he road (that is, Ann Arbor) has
aad the privilege of enjoying prob-
bly in some time made Grace
3eorge's production of St. John Er-
ine's "The First Mrs. Fraser" onel
f the most memorable Mendels- 1
ohn evenings this year. For indeed,
he production and the acting was
very much the thing last night.
)ne probably didn't recognize this
t the time. But certainly long after
one has forgotten whose husband
s divorcing, has divorced or will
divorce whom among a group of
rather familiar stage-Englishmen,
one will be recalling with delight
the humour (and the stratagem)
and the radiance of Miss George's
acting and the richness and preci-
sion of A. E. Matthew's technique.
Technique is generally a rather
appalling word; it frightens people.
But, as I say, it was quite the thing
last night. If it were not for two
splendid techniques indulged last
night with such joy-in-the-process
that one tends to heedlessly wor-
ship the people using them,hlast
night's audience would never have
believed so whole-heartedly in eith-
er St. John Ervine's narrative or
his incidental comment. He merely
employed what the French call les
surpris de divorce as a springing-
board to comedy of manners, that
is, to brilliant, more or less static
and undramatic writing.

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Detroit String Quartette
R. SINGER, Viola
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Lydia MENDELSSOHN Theatre
Wednesday, March 25th, 8:15 p. m*

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.TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1931
Night Editor -JOHN D. REINDEL
MINIMUM ^FEES AT
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
A measure designed to curb "ex-
cessive" rates charged indigent pa-
tients at University hospital, which
last week was introduced by Repre-
sentative .Holbeck in the legisla-
ture, would, if passed, jeopardize
the hospital as an institution that
stands near the acme of medical
competence. The measure, which
concerns indigent patients with the
exception of tuberculars, is now
before the house.
The bill seeks to arrive at a
standard fee for such patients. It
would give the probate judge of
the county from which the patient
is a resident the right to send that
patient to any hospital approved
by the state health commissioner,
with the same charge limit as pro-
posed at University hospital. It
would require the presentation to

To the Editor:.
It is admittedly a severe blow to
the forces aligned in opposition to
the proposed capital punishment
law when a figure as prominent as
Professor Reeves in the field of law
takes his stand in support of it.
Not that he has brought a wealth
of logic to support his view but
rather that he has thrown his name
and wide repute upon the scales.
The arguments which he develops
in Sunday's Free Press in support
of the proposed law are the same
with which abolitionists have been
contending, with reasonable suc-I
cess, since penology was first stud-
ied in the light of reason rather
than tradition.
Perhaps Professor Reeves is a
stainless example of that particular
'group to. which Warden Lawes re-
ferred as unconsciously adapting toI
themselves the immobility of the
laws which they study and inter-
I pret. But immobile arguments and
men are but ponderous, not imper-
ishable.
The professor would advocate an
ancient mode of punishment for a
"new type of murderer" which
mode of punishment is to be di-
rected against the individual, al-
though murder nowadays is usual-
ly a "co-operative" affair. Further-
more "it is no longer the individual
who premeditates a killing." But
surely, to act as a deterrent the
vision of the electric chair must
have a significant place in some
premeditations of a criminal. And
the "many people" now involved in
a killing need not feel particularly
deterred by the fact that the death
penalty may fall upon one of their
number. To the general in France
or Chicago it is the objective and
not the casualties.
One must doubt that Professor
Reeves with his wide background of

FACULTY NOTES
In the Club-room of our learned
and awesome pedagogues appearsA
the following announcement.-"Fac-
ulty Bottle-Pool Tournament......
HITCH YOUR WAGON TO A BOT-3
TLE !"'
Again I have occasion to say 'Quis
Costodet Ipsos Custodes?" Which,
literally translated would read "Af-1
ter all, the faculty is an irrespon-
sible bunch of devils and ought to
have someone looking after them."
* * *
There is another thing about
the working of faculty minds
that one of the Bobbsey Twins
was kind enough to bring
around here the other day. He
has discovered that first among'
the statements on the back of
the affair is the one which says
"Before Student May Drop A
Course It Is Necessary To Get
This Slip." Or words to that ef-
fect. All of which is strangely
reminiscent of the letters that
used to end up-"And if you
don't get this, write and tell
me."
* * *I
And once more, with the coming
of spring, the doors of the down-
stairs sanctum in Angell Hall are
flung open exposing to the public
gaze two lovely canoes. The old
theory about having them there
so that the boys can keep in prac-
tice over winter has been displaced
by that which holds that they are
there to facilitate transportation
about the campus sidewalks.
* * *
Which comes as a timely remin-
der of the fact that, much as you
may enjoy the idea that springtime
is nice, we'll all have to come to
school again when the summer is
gone and summer is approaching at
an alarming rate. Just think of it!
Only a few more short months and
weeks and things and then we'll be
in the midst of nasty uncomfort-
able snow drifts and blizzards.
* * *
It certainly does make a fel-
low mad to think of that spring
suit he has ordered with a
prospect like that in the near
future. No foresight.....that's
what ails this country... .it's
enough to make a man turn so-
cialist, that's what it is, and if
you've read the socialist's paper
that they're selling on campus,
you'll know that's something-
even bordering on a something
and a half.
Which, naturally enough, leads
around to the question of what's
to be done with Newberry Auditor-
ium when this department finally
gets it torn down. You can't leave
a pile of infectious material like
that lying around without getting
into a whole lot of trouble-at least
I can't-and no self-respecting gar-
bage man could be bribed into
carrying it away. The only solution
that suggests itself for the moment
is that the place be blown up with
something sufficiently powerful to
make it land in another county and
then let them go ahead and sue
us if any of them survive the com-
bineco stigma and epidemic.
I see that some of the fellows
are going for these new pansy

j hats of green and blue and
whatnot. Trying for the Bo-
hemian or Andalusian atmos-
phere, no doubt.....Andalusian
proposition it is too let me tell
you. (Boy! I had to work hard
for that one, but it was worth
it every old day in the old week

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WASSILY BESEKIRSKY
Violinist, and
MABEL ROSS RHEAD
Pianist, in Sonata Recital

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SCHOOL OF MUSIC CONCERTS

Sun., March 29, 4:15, Mendelssohn Theater
JOSEPH BRINKMAN
Pianist
Sun., April 5, 4:15, Mendelssohn Theater

(No Admission Charge)

It takes a sensitive intelligence,
knowing how to make itself effec-
tive theatrically, to put this sort of
thing across. Nothing is worse than
a bad production of high comedy
(witness the Mimes Noel Coward a
year or two ago). Nothing is morel
delightful than a good one. Last
night one had Miss George's sensi-
tive direction, which by impercepti-
bld' manipulation of tempos and
styles realized mere dialogue in
terms of diversified motion. Recall,
for example, the subtly maintained
contrast between the high-powered,
excited delivery of the young peo-1
ple (Ninian, Murdo, and Elsie) and
the cool, slow surety and calmness
in the delivery of the old people
(Janet, Philip Logan, and James
Fraser). The effect of just such a
contrast in holding attention and
enjoyment of an audience is in-
calculable. But certainly, there is
an effect; and such neat causing of
that effect is one of the more ob-
vious signs of good direction.
Of the performances themselves,
it is difficult to talk. Of course, it is
obvious that Mr. Matthews and Miss
George understood the parts they
were playing completely: the one,
that James Fraser was an amazing-
ly priggish Scot whose strength in
business it was to be utterly in-
capable of seeing anyone's view but
his own, an egoist in a charmingly
disarming way; the other that
Janet Fraser was a nimble, poised,
witty, very intelligent woman. Their
performances made these concep-
tions amply clear. But lesser per-
formances could have done that.
That's where the mystery lies.
There was more involved in what
Miss George and Mr. Matthews did
last night than mere precision in
impersonation. These two mature
actors were aware that they possess
such rich, uncannily rich, tech-
niques that they can fill parts to
the brim. They also had what I
have called joy-in-the-process of
filling to the brim, which communi-
cated itself. They enjoy themselves,
playing richly. That joy in tech-
nique adds charm to their imper-
sonations, makes the evening lively
and the audiences beam. And that
is the closest I can come to a pro-
saic definition of what happens
when Grace George makes the ra-
diance of St. John Ervine's Janet
Fraser so very radiant, when A. E.
Matthews makes the drollery and
quaint egotism of James Fraser so
very droll and quaint. Perhaps I
should have just given up and call-
ed it personality. Really, I think it
is very much more rare than that
sort of thing. At least I prefer %
think of it as an artist's joy in
work.
The other performance did not
suffer a great deal from the fact
of being in the same production
with these two; and that is saying
a great deal for them. Particularly
good, of course, was that of Law-
rence Grossmith as Philip, which
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Wassily Besekirsky
Violinist

Hans Pick
Violoncellist

Joseph Brinkman
Pianist
Sun., May 3, 4:15, Mendelssohn Theater
PALMER CHRISTIAN
In Organ Recital
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THELMA NEWELL
violinist, and
LOUISE NELSON
Pianist in Sonata Recital

Sun., April 26, 4:15, Mendelssohn Theater
SCHOOL OF MUSIC TRIO

W A Y
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the probate judge for approval ti tWWUIUCYU UIULI
theproat juge orappova !the taw would deny the possibilities
itemized statements of c h a r g e s. of bodies of arbitration to success-
Only then would payment be made. fully cope with international prob-
It would provide for the payment lems. Up to this time for the most
of any additional expense incurred part we have found it necessary to
above the limit to which counties draft lives to protect portions of
are liable out of the general fund society from other portions. It is
of the state. quite possible also that a more sat-
But the measure, it appears, is isfactory means can be found to
unwarranted; the question is 'not Jprotect society from the menace of
one of securing low rates only, but murderers than by "drafting thel
onesin of o a e onl, ut lives" of the offenders. Granted
a question of the amount and type that it is "only through govern-
of service rendered. Dr. Harley A. ment that society can be protect-
Haynes, director of University hos- d," it is not necessary to assume
pital, has pointed out that the immediately that capital puish-
present rates are lower than those ment is te only matrpunish-
provided in Mr. Holbeck's bill. The whic go the only means through
Long Lake representative's measure government may provide this
would limit charges to $3.50 a day, protection.
and additional expense, if any, Abolitionists will claim that there
would be paid out of the general is reasonably convincing evidence
fund of the state. The present ward to support the view that convic-
charge for indigent patients is tions are harder to obtain where
$3.25 a day, while for tuberculars, capital punishment prevails if Pro-
provided for in another statute, the fessor Reeves cares to look for it.
charge is $3.50 a day. Thus the They might also take the trouble
rates at University hospital are not to quote a number of English jurists
in excess of the charges which Mr. as to the real significance. of the
Holbeck seeks to limit. This amount, capital punishment laws in Great
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of course, doesunot iciu ae expenses
such as those incurred in the oper-
ating room, in special laboratories,
in the taking of X-ray photographs,
or anliances for orthopedic cases.

One wonders what significance
can be attached to the reference to
the capital punishment provision
of the treason act. I doubt whether

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