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THI E MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, MARCH 29
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w, 1931

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Ig the University year by the Board in
rol ur Student Publications..
mber of Western Conference Editorial
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t. Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business,ara14.
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MANAGING EDITOR
Chairman Editorial Board
HENRY MERRY
FPRAN E. Coosn, City Editet
sEditor ........Gurney Williams
Erial Director ..........Walter X. Wilds
ts Editor............Joseph A. Russell
en's Editor..........Mary L. Behymer
c, Drama, Books......... Wm. J. Gormnan
tant City Editor......Harold . Warren
tant News Editor...Charles R. Sprowl
graph Editor...........George A. Stautet
r Editor.................WM.. R. Pypet
NIGHT EDITORS

Beach Conger
ri S. Forsythe
x~vid M. Nichol

John D. Reindel
Charles R. Sprowi
Richard L. Tobin
Harold O. Warrn

SPoRro AssISTANTS
on C. Fullerton J. Cullen Kennedy
Charles A. Sanford
REPORTERS

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on Frank
Friedberg
tk B. Gilbre*~
nd Goodma
on Helper_
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Lon C. Kunze
ra Moulton
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ette Dembitx
Feldman
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tMaynceer
,n Manchester

Wilbur J. Mee
Brainardl W. Ries
Robert LPierce
Richard Racine
Jerry E. Rosenthal
Karl Seiffert
George A. Stauter
john W. Thomas
John S. Townsend
Mary McCall
Cie Miller
Margaret O'Brien
Elea nor Rairdon
Anne Margaret Tobin
Margaret Thompson
Claire Trussell

in deeding the interests to the Uni-
versity in trust. If this move were
prevented, the proponents of ex-
emption would then have to take
their chances with the state legis-
lature to secure their aim. Although
this method has a sound basis in
precedent and would be warranted
by the nature of fraternities' rela-
tionship to the University cited
above, the legislative channel is
lengthy and arduous.
The most immediate objection to
this bill is that it would remove a
most potent argument for forcing
a re-evaluation of fraternity prop-
erty on the tax books. So long as
the fraternities can threaten to
deed their property to the Univer-
sity, there exists a slight chance
for their demands to do away with
injustices as obvious as one forc-
ing a fraternity to pay higher taxes
than a downtown bank with the
same frontage. The fraternities
should be permitted -to determine
the future of their property at their
own discretion.
It is quite apparent that this
measure would receive little serious
attention from any sober-minded
or conscientious legislature. Never-
theless, the bill is a piece of pre-
posterously inflated political mon-
key-business, even desperate in its
absurdity; as such it merits an ex-
tinction more immediate even than
that obtaining from natural causes.
Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to be brief,
confining themselves to 'less tha. 300
words if possible. Anonymous omn
munications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential, upon re-
quest. Letters published should not be
.construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of The Daily
A REPLY TO A COMMUNICATION
To the Editor:
I regret to state, Sir, that I be-
lieve you are decidedly narrow-
minded; the particular senator you
speak of, broad-minded-enough to
see or at least try to see the other
side of a question. As a comparison
we will take the traffic laws. This
perhaps will not entirely be suit-
able to you because of your vehe-
ment attitude toward violation of
the Eighteenth Amendment. How-
ever, taking it from a legal stand-
point, violation of the traffic laws
is as bad as violation of the liquor
law. Each is violation of the law.
May I ask: "Would you withhold
diplomas from a group of students
who had passed through four years
of study with that end in view (of
obtaining them) and were anxious
to enter "the outside world" with
a clean slate, merely for failing to
stop at a red signal or going past
a stop-street. This was probably
the attitude of the senator when he
passed judgment and in my mind
he was entirely justified in think-
ing as he did.
You speak of "their decent, law-
abiding clasmen." I might remind,
you that the life of modern youth
is fast (in the minds of the past
generation) and that the general
trend will be along with modern
youth( in any generation). I con-

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Assistannt$
Erle Kightlinger
Don W. Lyon
William Morgan
Richard Strat:melt
Keith Tyler
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Byron C. Vedder
Sylvia Miller
Hielen Olsen
Mildred Postal
e Marjorie Rough
Mary E. Watts
Johanna Wiese

SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1931
Night Editor - HAROLD WARREN
PACK'S POLITICS
While the performances of pub-
licity men in the arena of politics
have been a common sight sincel
the press first became a powerful
social factor, it has been a long
day since we have witnessed such a
cliche as that recently made by
Representative Pack, Washtenaw's
mnember in the state legislature.
With the astuteness of an earth-
worm, Mr. Pack is seeking to justify
his political existence, and its per-
petuation we surmise, by introduc-
ing a bill designed to prevent the,

Screen Reflections
MAYNARD STREET
Names may make news but they
don't necessarily make great pic-
tures-as shown by the fact that
Louis Bromfield wrote an original
screen story which Sidney Howard
adapted and George Fitzmaurice,
directed; yet what entertainment
there is in "One Heavenly Night"
is due mainly to the excellent per-
formances of an able cast.
This Majestic feature stars and
introduces Evelyn Laye, so-called
British nightin-
. gale, to the talk-
ing pictures. This
is the charming
blond songstress
w h o captivated
Broadway in Noel
{ . Coward's "Bitter-
sweet (w i t h a
dash of whipped
cream.) Her in-
'>tial screen per-
formance is en-
_ .tirelysatisfactory,
and given better
John Boles roles and stories
she should soon attain considerable
popularity.
Delving into the plot, one soon
sees that the Bromfield-Howard-
Fitzmaurice combination failed to
whip the elements of a good but
none-too-clear story into suitable
form for film presentation. The
action is laid in Hungary where a
flower girl admirer of a reigning
night club queen is given a chance
to impersonate her on a six months'
exile in the country requested by
the police. The woman-killing coun-
try magistrate is too sure of him--
self the first night with the result
that Miss Laye walks home in the
rain. The next night, however, is
the heavenly one.
Chief of the difficulties is the fact
that Bromfield laid too much stress
on the character
of the flower girl
- and while slhe
might have made a;
suitable material
for a novel, is not ' ;
delineated clearly
on the screen.
John Boles has
the leading male
role as the hand- fra.,'
some magistrate.
Honors among the
men, however, are
awarded without LILYAN ASH-MAN
question to one Leon Errol of the
wobbly legs and shiny head. Many
a comical scene in which he par-
ticipates provides the best enter-
tainment in the picture. Lilyan
Tashman is the wild night club ad-
venturess, contributing an able per-
formance. This is on the borderline
between a C and a B.
LIBERTY STREET
The Michigan takes "The Easiest
Way" 'out with Constance Bennett,
eldest daughter of Sir Richard.
Coupled with Constance to form an
all-star cast are Adophe Menjou,
Robert Montgomery, and Marjorie
Rambeau-let alone Anita Page.
Despite the fact that the stage
play from which this was adapted
is rather old, re-
ports f r om our
c o n t emporaries
indicate wide-
spread approval
of t h e picture.
Freshmen and

children under 16
weren't admitted
in Chicago-that
bespeaks of either
a British or a ris-
que drama.
CONSTrANCE NENETT A new Laurel
and Hardy com-
edy "Be Big" is also on the bill
along with a Mickey Mouse cartoon.
Tomorrow night's Owl show is
none other than Ernest Lubitsch's
production of "Monte Carlo" with
Jack Buchanan and Jeannette Mac-
Donald. This played here last fall
and is one of the few pictures we've
liked to the tune of an A this year.
MAIN STREET
"Fighting Caravans" a la Zane
Grey is whooping -
it uprdown at the!
Wuerth the first
half of the week. :
Tall, lanky Gary
Cooper is at home
again on a horse,:
while aided by a
promising sup-
porting cast that
includes Lily Da-
mita (of "Cock-
Eyed World") Er-
n e s t Torrence, FRED-KOHLER,
Tully Marshall, and Fred Kohler.
The picture is from the novel of
the same name.
WOODWARD AVENUE

AND
~JMsc AN DRAMA
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Piano and Violin
Recital This Afternoon
Mabel Ross Rhead, pianist, and
Wassily Besekersky, violinist, both
of the faculty of the University
School of Music, will give a pro-
gram of sonatas this afternoon in
the Mendelssohn Theatre at 4:15.
This is one of the regular concerts
in the Faculty Series which has
been held all year. The general
public, with the exception of small
children, is invited, but requested
to be seated on time.
The program announced for this
afternoon is made up of the follow-
ing three sonatas:
Sontata F minor ...........Bach
Largo, Allegro;
Adagio, Vivace.
Sonata G major Op. 73 . . . . Brahms
Vivace ma non troppo;
Adagio
Allegro molto moderato.
Sonata C minor Op. 45 ...... Greig
Allegro molto apassionata
Allegretto impressive alla Ro-
manze
Allegro aminato.
Henry Cowell to Lecture
On and Play Modern Music .
All those actively interested in
the contemporary musical scene
will' welcome the lecture-recital to
be given by Henry Cowell Thursday
evening of this week in the Men-
delssohn Theatre. For Henry Cowell
is part of that scene in several very
important capacities. He is one of
the most important of contempor-
ary American composers, haing
introduced several very startling
innovations among his habit of
"playing with his arms," the lay-
man's way of interpreting his in-
terpretation of the piano as a per-
cussive instrument and his new
technique of producing the unique
musical effects he calls "tone clus-
ters." But even more important
perhaps, he is a profound student
of music who is able to lucidly pre-
sent the logic of his innovations.
He had an excellent training in the
discipline of traditional musical
training, has recently published a
book "New Musical Resources," an
original piece of work widely used
by teachers of advanced musical
theory and a presentation of the
theoretical background for the "re-
volutionary" aspects of modern
music. Mr. Cowell is editor of the
quarterly "New Music," vice-presi-
dent of the Pan-American Associa-
tion of Composers, Director of the
New Music Society of California,
and lecturer in 'musicology' at
Stanford University. He is inter-
ested in a very practical way in
creating a wide appreciation for
the aims and achievements of con-
temporary music and his local ap-
pearance, which is being sponsored
by the University, is one of a series
of engagements at the leading col-
leges of the country.
"Mr. Cowell's lecture-recital here
Thursday evening will discuss the
subject "New Musical Resources and
Contemporary American Compos-
ers."
Ronny Johanssen
Dance Recital Saturday
Miss Johanssen is a Swedish
dancer who has exploited the more
inimitable aspects of the art of
dance and won herself a world-wide
reputation as one of the most gla-
morous personalities in the dance-

world. Recent reports, however,
have it that she has considerably
extended her reportoire beyond her
specialty-the humourous dance-
and is now building rounded pro-
grams that include the lyrical and
the dramatic. Her program for her
appearance Saturday night in they
Mendelssohn theatre has not yet
been announced.

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ililda Burke
A star of the Chicago Civic Opera Company
Thursday evening and Friday afternoon concerts

Soprano

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Cyretia Van Gordon

Contralto

Chicago Civic Opera Company star
Saturday evening concert

FESTI

Eleanor Reynolds

Contralto

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CONCERTS May 913 14, 15916

Chicago Civic Opera Company and Staats Operas of Berlin and Vienna
Thursday evening and Friday afternoon concerts

Fredericek Jagel
Metropolitan Opera Company
Thursday evening concert
Walter Waddop
British National Opera Company
Saturday evening concert

Tenor

Tenor

Lily Pons

Chase Baroineo

Baritone

Chicago Civic Opera Company
Saturday evening concert

Soprano

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Nelson Eddy
American Opera Company
Thursday and Saturday evening concerts
Fred Patton
Metropolitan Opera Company
Thursday and Saturday evening concerts

Baritone

Bass

Sensational French Prima donna of the Metropolitan Opera Company
Wednesday evening concert

NOW

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Renowned woman virtuoso
Saturday afternoon concert

Violinist

Igutace Jan Paderew ski
World's most renowned pianist
Friday evening concert
Palmer Christian
Leading American Organ virtuoso
Friday afternoon concert
Earle V. Moore
Conductor of Choral works

Pianist

Organist

University from accepting t h e ' dude from this that practically
deeds to fraternity property, with 7-10 of the students of that uni-
the avowed purpose of preventing versity were as guilty as those made
the fraternities from thus dodging to account for it.
the necessity of paying taxes on It is a fact of human nature that
their holdings. the "adolescent nitwit" between the
For downright ingenuousness and ages of 17 and 21 will attempt to
naivete, this measure is unmatched; mimick the acts of his elderly class-
the representative has dug deeply men. And this is so whether these
and onorously to unearth a so acts be good or bad. But due to the
that would warm the hearts of his fact that the upper classman is en-
Ann Arbor constituency toward his joying the evils of drinking and,
legislative efforts in their behalf. smoking, the "nitwit" will follow.
But for all of its ludicrousness, When the, student first starts to
this bill is -deplorable upon quite drink, his motive may be the de-
serious counts. In the first place, sire to become sophisticated, but
the bill if passed would specifiically this is soon supplanted by the en-
limit, or rather determine, the joyment found in it. I am afraid
course of any action the Regents I it would be necessary for you to
may feel inclined to take toward enter college once more to see this
acting as trustees for fraternity side of it.
properties. Such a limitation upon i For the reason that there are so
the policy-determining powers of many in oposition to the view, I
the Regents, particularly yin the doubt whether the restrictions and
case of a matter purely administra- punishments you mention could be
tive, is hardly concomitant with carried out. There would be quite
the basic principle upon which rest a hulla-ba-loo and it would all end
the powers of the Regents to run in the same way as the argument
the University. on the Eighteenth Amendment now
In the tax-exemption problem it- exists-little done but rather tend-
self, however, there are salient rea- ing toward repeal.
sons for opposing Mr. Pack's illicit A ,Student.
foster-child. The agitation for ex-
emnpting fraternity property from Thevisiting Englishman who says
taxation has two principal motives: Americans have a tired look should
some hold that because fraternities try listening to prohibition for 11
bear a relationship to the Univer- years-Parkersburg (W. Va.) Sen-
sity at least as close as that of tinel.
dormitories (and recent utterances
and actions of the Administration Arthur Brisbane commented on
would indicate that it is evenclos- Mondaypthat "editors ofcollege
er), the houses should be freed of newspapers could be among the
taxpaying responsibility, like other most useful in journalism. They
adjuncts of the University proper. reach the young mind while it is
Others argue that fraternity prop- open to new ideas. The difficulty is
erty should be exempt to avoid un- to find the new ideas.-Birming-
just valuations now placed on the ham News.
properties; at least, they believe,

Musical Director

Frederick Stoek

Orchestra Conductor

Conductor or Orchestral and Miscellaneous programs

Fri tDelainarter

Assistant Conductor

Conductor for Orchestral and Misccllaneous programs

Jtva Higbee

Children's Conductor

Supervisor of Viusic, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Uiiversity Choral Union
Thursday and Saturday evenings. Three hundred voices.
Chicago 'SyphIonIy Orchestra
Entire Festival week. Seventy players
Children's Festival Chorus
Friday afternoon concert. Four hundred voices

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On
GENERAL
RECITAL-W a s s i I1y Besekirsky
and Mabel Ross Rhead, 4:15 o'clock,
Mendelssohn theatre.
READING-By Prof. O. J. Camp-
bell, 3:30 o'clock, Grand Rapids
room, Michigan League,
OPEN DISCUSSION-On Indian
independence conducted by the
Round Table club, 3 o'clock,Michi-
gan League.
CANTATA-"Olivet to Calvary,"
4:40 o'clock, St. Andrew's church.
MONDAY
GENERAL
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Boris God unof in English
Saturday evening concert
Si. Francis of Assisi
Thursday evening concert

Mussorgsky

Pierne

Old Jotnny Appleseed (children)
Friday afternoon concert

Gaul

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