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NOR FOU1

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20.1931

Published every morning except Monday
during the UJliversity year by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.
Member of Western Conference Editorial
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to the use for republication of all news dis-
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Street. Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 21214.
EDITORIAL STAFF
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MANAGING EDITOR
Chairman Editorial Board
HENRY MERRY
Fwrx E. COOPER, City Editor
News :Editor ..............Gurney Williams
Editorial Director ..........Walter W. Wilds
Sports Editor............Joseph A. Russell
Women's Editor.......... MaryL. Behymer
Music, Drama, Books.......Wm.J. Gorman
Assistant City Editor....... Harold 0 Warren
Assistant News Editor......Charles R. Sprowl
Telegraph Editor...........George A. Stauter
Copy Editor.................Wmn. F. Pypet
NIGHT EDITORS

an unsuccessful World's Fair in
1933 staring them in the face un-
less some housecleaning is done,
the voters have been aroused and
apparently for the first time in
years, an intelligent vote might be
recorded and a competent man put
into office. If this is done, Chicago
will have done much towards help-
ing her reputation and will again
be classed as a civilized and re-j
spectable metropolis instead of a
hang-out for the barbarians and
vandals which have been repre-
sentative of the city.
Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to be brief,
confining themselves to less that. 30
words if possible. Anonymous comn-
munications will e dsre garded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential, upon re-
quest. Letters published shouldnotrbe
construed as expressing the editorial

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TONIGHT: In Hill Auditorium be-
ginning promptly at 8:15 the first
performance of the old Freiburg
Passion Play, the native produc-
tion with members of the Fass-
nacht family of Freiburg in the
leading roles and support to the
spectacle being given by members,
of the Play Production group and
a trained chorus under Prof. Earl
V. Moore.
MARY WIGMAN
A Review by Roberta Reed.

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Cal S. Forsythe
avid M. Nichol

John D. Reindel
Richard L. Tobin
Harold 0. Warren

SPORTS ASSISTANTs
Sheldon C. Fullerton J. Cullen Kennedy
Robert Townsend
REPORTERS

!E. Bush
hoinas M. Cooley
Morton Frank
Saul Friedberg
Frank B. Gilbreth
lack Goldsmith
oland Goodman
Murton Helper
Edgar Hornik
Iatnes Johnson
ryan Jones
Denton C. Kunze
Powers Moulton
Eileen Blunt
Elsie Feldman
Rutl Gallmeyer
Emily G. Grimes
ainyLevae

Wilbur J. Meyers
Brainard W. Nies
Robert L. Pierce
Richard Racine
Theodore T. Rose
Jerry E. Rosenthal
Charles A. Sanford
Karl Seiffert
Robert F. Shaw
Edwin M. Smith
George A. Stauter
John W. Thomas
John S. Townsend
Mary McCall
Margaret O'Brien
EleanoreRairdon
Anne Margaret Tobin
Margaret Thompson
Claire Trussell

BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 21214
T. HOLLISTER MABLEY, Business Manager
K.A R H. HALvERSON, Assistant Manager
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS
Advertising ................Charles T. Kline
Advertising ................Thomas M. Davis
Advertising ............William.W. Warboys
Service...................Norris J. Johnson
Publication............Robert W. Williamson
Circulation................Marvin S. Kobacker
Accounts...................Thomas S. Muir
Business Secretary............Mary J. Kenan

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To the Editor:r
Below are some resolutions,
which, while not promulgated by
our worthy Senate committee and{
dean's office (both of which seem
to act on every principle except
justice and decency), may have
popular support.
Resolved: That Michgian is prob-
ably as dry as any university in the
country;
That through these raids much,
unfavorable publicity has been vis-'
ited upon our college;,
That these raids were unethical,
possibly illegal in character, and
totally unjustified of purpose;
That since liquor could have been
found in practically every frater-
nity and rooming house, in the
homes of many faculty members,
in the residence of a vast number
of townspeople, therefore, these
raids show unfair discrimination;
That in view of the nature of the
raids, not only was the penalty out
of proportion, but absolutely pre-!
posterous;
That the penalty was determined
for political reasons and other ir-
relevant considerations rather than
by a desire to honestly enact jus-
tice;
That such raids can have no good
influence, for drinking will con-
tinue, if' not in fraternity houses,
then in many other places and in
a more public way;
That Prosecutor Rapp, who has
said he would prosecute individuals
if the University did not take ac-
tion, is making a fool of himself-
as the officers of the law responsi-
ble for the raids have more to fear
from any action taken than have
the students themselves;
That finally, the whole affair has
demonstrated that the students
should have at least equal repre-
sentation in the Senate committee
and that the Interfraternity coun-
cil should have power to defend its
members against such unwarranted
attacks by the city, the Dean's
office or the President of the Uni-
versity. R. W. L., '32.

Harry R. Begle*
Vernon Bishop
William Brown
Robert Callahan
William W. Davin
Richard H. Hiller
Milles Hoisington
Ann' W. Verner
Marian Atran
Hfelep Bailey
us 5hine Convisse
Xaxine Fishgrund
Diorthy LeMyire
Dorothy Laylin

Assistants
Erie Kightlinger
Don W. Lyon
William Morgan
Richard Stratemeier
r Keith T"f'er
Noel D. Turner
Byron C. Vedder
Sylvia Millet
]le en Olsen
Mil dred Postal
j Marjorie Rough
Mary E. Watts
Johanna Wiese

Vividness and animation marked i
he work of Mary Wigman in her1
dance recital at Orchestra Hail,
Wednesday evening. The perfor-a
mance of Miss Wigman has been1
anticipated with a certain excite- 1:
meent as marking the true pattern 1:
she has set with the Modern School
of dancing. In general, the pro-
gram was creative with a strength
of spirit and a depth of individual-n
ity. The use of unusual musical in-.i.
struments to emphasize a pose ors
a movement was very impressive.t
The music was strictly in accom-
paniment rather than seeming to
invite the dancing.c
Undoubtedly the best numberso
were her Face of the Night and the
Witch Dance. The first mentioned
was marked. by sinister groping
and advances of rather frenzied'
movements interrupted by retreats
and advances of rather frenzied
excitement. Each motion spoke thet
attitude of alert but fearful anda
sinuous progress in the night. The
latter was in the jerky grotesquet
gesturing of the fanatic. This wast
accentuated by a mask worn, por-
traying the witch face. This dancef
was the exercising of a mood-
strange, sharp movements pronoun-i
cing surges of acute feeling.
The Pastorale hardly justified a
place on the program. The danc-t
ing was simple and langorous, but
it lacked all emphasis of the indi-
vidual. Arm and body movementst
as the dancer reclined upon thei
floor, lacked the "grace in strength"''
of her work. The same slow lan-
guidness in the Summer's Dance
was more pleasant. Here a volupt-
uousness entered the mood, making
in all a more unified spirit behind
the work.
There was a marked lack of light-
ness in the dancing. That is, the1
"lifting" movements, such as those
used by Kreutzberg.in his "Jubilate,"
were missing even in Festive
Rythm, h e r closest approxima-
tion to this style. This detracted
from the freedom and lightness of
footwork, such as marked Kreutz-
berg's work. There was in Miss
Wigman's d a n c i n g, however, a'
beautiful strength, and a depth of
feeling more decidedly shown than
in the general tenor of the Kreutz-
berg program.
The Monotony Whirl Dance was
the only number which seemed de-
liberately an exhibition of skill. A
repetition of certain arm move-
ments a c co m p a n i e d a smooth
rhythmic whirl. The balance and
accuracy here were truly remark-
able. Artistic play with the soft
hangings of a dull-red costume was
the only merit of the Storm Song.
The swirls of her garment undul-
ated about her body giving a vivid
interpretation, although here too
the "lifting" of her foot-work was
conspicuously lacking.
Miss Wigman's last numbers, two
Gypsy Dances, were a reminder of
Georgi's piquant charm. T h e s e
dances were spirited and free,
seeming to mark a release from the

3HE LAST DAYS OF SHYLOCK:
y Ludwig Lewisohn: with Twelve
)rawings by Arthur Szyk: Publish-
d by Harper Brothers: New York,
931: Price, $2.50: Review Copy3
Courtesy of Slater's Book Store.
Ludwig Lewisohn has in his pre-
rious two novels evidenced a dis-
einct critical attitude toward the
acial problem. To find him' in a
naturalistic vein in this last "The i
Last Days of Shylock" is something
of a surprise. His ethical concerns
n the "Island Within" were very
plain. The "Island Within" was
an attempt to solve this problem
through the solution of certain
problems in the novel. In "The
Last Days of Shylock" however,
while there are certain interesting
conclusions reached within the
novel and which are pertinent to
it, Lewisohn refuses to allow him-
self to point a moral. While a cer-
tain viewpoint is indicated in an
elusive manner, it is impossible to
classify it further. Whether because
of a fear of prejudice or because
of some aesthetical view, he does1
not 'take sides.'
As may be guessed from the title,
the book is an evolution of the trial
scene in the "Merchant of Venice."
Shylock comes home after the trial
acutely conscious of his ridiculous
defeat and of his pleGge to ie oap-
tized on the morrow. The money
thorities and the rest can be uivid-
he is to lose does not bother him,
for most of it is in other countries
and so beyond the reach of the au-
ed among his friends for safe keep-
ing. But the necessity of having
to become a proselyte, although on-
ly for a day, tortures him. He re-
mains awake all night dreaming of
the past. The first half of the book
is in retrospect. He recalls the way
in which he found service with the
Marrano family of Nassi, immense-
ly wealthy and transfering through
Shylock their money to Turkey
where they later went to resume
their faith. He recalls the various
flames, actual and symbolic, which
he has witnessed. The recital of
the burning of the martyrs is one
of the most eloquent passages in
the novel. In the morning the
guards come to take him to church.
He goes willingly and is baptized
without trepidation for he expects
to board a Nassi vessel which is
now lying in the harbor, to go to
join his master in Turkey. Nassi
and his wife, Donna Grazia, trusted
nobles of the Sultans court, fit out
an expedition to take the Jews
from all over Europe to a portion
of Palestine which the Sultan has
granted them. The failure of this
colonization, while Lewisohn plans
it as inevitable and ironic in con-
nection with the oft repeated
greeting "this year here, next year
in the holy land," is dramatic. Shy-
lock returns to die in peace after
his daughter Jessica, who has mar-
ried out of the faith (recall the
"Merchant") has returned.
The character of Donna Grazia

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1931
Night Editor -CARL S. FORSYTHE

A FITTING MONUMENT

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As a culmination to a dream of
more than twenty years standing,
the contracts have at last been let
and provision made to start work
on Michigan's new Press building.
When completed, the new struc-
ture will be the finest student press
building in the country. It will
house the offices and equipment of
the three major student publica-
tions, The Daily, the Michiganen-
sian, and the Gargoyle. Its equip-
ment will be entirely modern and,
with the site on which it will be
placed, will represent an investment
of more than $180,000, all of which
has been raised by the student pub-
lications in the past twenty years.
Since the building was first pro-
posed, more than 2,000 Michigan
students have worked on the staffs
of the various publications and
have provided the means for carry-
ing out the plans. The structure will
be a fitting tribute to the energy
and the sincerity of their labors.
UNCIVILIZED CHICAGO
Crime-ridden Chicago, seat of
the gangster kingdom and con-
trolled by bosses reminiscent of
the old days of political buffoonery
next Monday faces the task of try-
ing to pick a Republican candidate
for mayor. With the hope of hav-
ing a capable and good man in the
office for the World's Fair of 1933,
the voters will be up in arms for
the occasion.
For the past few months, the
several candidates for the nomin-
ation have insulted and disparaged
each other in such a way as to
please the heart of any politician
of the old school. Underhanded
work, mud-slinging and actual
fighting have given the country a
veritable slapstick comedy. How-
ever, due to the seriousness of the
affair, the whole thing is far from
humorous.
One wonders, when reading the
reports which have come from the
fourth largest city in the world,
just how much the law-abiding
citizens of that' metropolis are
going to stand from the crooks and
bosses who are apparently making
the politicians eat out of their

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February 26,27 and 28
Lydia MENDELSSOHN Theatre

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FOOTBALL
Without football, Am
leges could not exist;t
become religious senmi
academies of learning
haps educational institi
"In a vainly dignified efi
fooled nobody) to keep t
within civilized bounds,
Powers met in an arbiti
ference a few years ago,
ed on a kind of limitatio
ment: they agreed no
battle practice before a c
each year, and not to s
other." If a certain yea
black in the football a
university, revolution fo
wake. The alumni clamo
Dean must go . . . We
blood . . What canS
the way they make th
work now? . . . Just a
drinkers down there."
It is a serious busines
college cannot win foot
its very existence becom
ous and there is no t
soon it will have to clos
Everything suffers: Busi
tion, souls grow percepti
ble. So let us all join th
when The Day comes; tl
.nemies tremble! There
should be, no noncomba
I say more?
Professor
o Editorial Com
A writer to the N.
Post lists the seven natu:
of America as Niagara,

erican col-
they would
inaries, or
;or per-
utions . .
fort (which
the warfare
the Great
ration con-
and decid-
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ertain date
py on each
r has been
nnals of a
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)r that" the rather heavy moods she assumed!
need new in the rest of the program.
you expect,
ose fellows MAIER AND PATTISON
lot of tea- FAREWELL
Guy Maier and Lee Pattison, well-
s. For if a known two piano ensemble, made
ball games, their farewell appearance with or-
ies precari- chestra last. Tuesday"afternoon in
elling how Carnegie Hall. The remarks of Olin
e its doors. Downes, the critic of the New York
ness, diges- Times, should be of interest locally
bly less no- where Maier and Pattison have
Ae fray and been so often enthusiastically re-
hen let our ceived:
are, there "It is a great pity, from the stand-
tants. Need point of the public, that Messrs.
Maier and Pattison should have de-
r Emeritus. cided to end their public associa-
tion. Because there are few, if any
e other pianists who appear together
today who have achieved by long
itnent and intimate association and the
o hardest and most persistent labor
the ensemble effect conspicuous
Y. Evening yesterday. The work performed
ral wonders was the Mozart concerto in E flat
the Miss's- major. It was played with a spark-
the Pali- ling beauty, lyricism and purity of
Great Salt style, which are often spoken of

Nassi, because of its consonance
with the tone of the prose, is an
extremely gentle and beautiful one,
as fine as any I can recall in re-
cent literature. She is the first to
realize, and the first to hint at
Lewisohn's conclusion. It is a con-
clusion based on the constant greet-
ing "peace be with you." After the
failure to remove from the perse-
cution of the nations to Palestine,
and to peace, all the characters
change. They grow in wisdom.
There comes an unexpressed real-
ization that the way of peace is
not through a miracle Messiah
from without, but through an in-
ward growth.
I should like to conclude with a
short indication from the book of
the amazing attitude of the people
to the Jews which will serve two
purposes, in illustrating the moti-
vation of this book and also, al-
though this is not one of the best
passages, the beauty of the prose.
The aberration of the burning of
the Jewish books is taking place in
the market and Shylock is there
to witness it. All around him are
the people of the town, who though
they be renaissance scholars or vul-
gar soldiers are united by a com-
mon ignorance of what Judaism
stood for. Shylock speaks to a
gentle old lady in hope of discover-
ing a difference. To her he says
'"What think you, good mother,
of the burning of the books?' Shei

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