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Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to be brief,
confining themselves to less that. 300
words if possible. Anmnymous com-
munications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants wili, however,
be regarded as confidential, up~on -re-
quest. Letters published should not be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of The Daily.
To the Editor: Let me say at the
outset that I agree with Mr. Hunter
Johnson's objections to the music
of Mr. Henry Cowell, i. e., it is not

S. Beach Conger
Carl S. Forsythe
David M. Nichol

John D. Reindel
Charles R. Sprawl
Richard L. Tobin
Hlarold U. Warres

Sheldon C. Fullerton J. Cullen Kennedy
Charles A. Sanford

Thomas M. Coo
Korton Frank
Saul Friedberg
Frank B. Gilbrett
Roland Goodman
Morton Helper
Bryan Jones
Denton C. Kunz*
Powers Moulton
Etileen Blunt
Nanette Debits
Elsie Feldman
Ruth Gallmeyer
Emily G. Grimes
)can Levy_
Susan Mancheste

let Wilbur J. Mer
Brainard W. ie
Robert L. Pierce
!t Richard Racine
Jerry E. Rosenthal
Karl Seiffert
George A. Stauter
John W. Thomas
John S?. Townsend
Mary McCall
Ce Miller
Margaret O'Brien
Eleanor Rairdon
Anne Margaret Tobin
Margaret Thompson
Claire Trussell
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great music. That it was "unfor-
tunate" for Ann Arbor to have
heard it, however, I strongly dis-
agree with, and I think Mr. John-
son (Whose musical prestige I have
not been able to discover in any of
the musical Who's Whos) over-
steps his rights when he pretends
to represent the opinion of the
whole community. Unimportant as
some of the rest of us may be, there
are those of us who regard the7
Cowell lecture and his frankly ex-
perimental music (this term he ap-
plied three times to his own com-
positions) as one of the few really
stimulating and refreshing musical
events of the year. It even seems
to some of us unimportant sub-
scribers to the Choral Union series
that Mme. Clairbert's fiasco was
much more insulting to cultivated
musical taste than Mr. Cowell's
amusing naivete, not to mention
the fact that Spalding, Kreisler,
the Detroit Symphony, and the
great Rachmaninoff himself "play-
ed down" (as though to a village
audience) programs which they
would never think of presenting in
New York, Chicago or Philadelphia.
To have a young experimentalist
disappoint us incidentally, in what,
after all, was a lecture, is "unfor-
tunate," but to have the great stars
do it deliberately in their concerts
is surely more so. Yet no one has
written objections to the latter.
Apropos of the Friday evening;
"misfortune," I have heard the
Boston Chamber Orchestra, com-
posed of leading performers fromn
the Symphony orchestra, repeatedly
play some of Mr. Cowell's composi-
tions, and I happen to be one of
the many graduates of the Boston
Conservatory of Music who in spite
of different. tastes did not considei
these programs of ultra-modern
effort as a local calamity. I have
also heard his music played in re-
citals in Budapest, my native city,
without much shock, and in thie
Curtis Institute in Philadelphia;
where some of the instructors are
so violently radical as to believe
that a pianist who plays with his

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About Bookso_
ael Arlen: Doubleday Doran: Re-
view copy courtesy Slater's Book
Before discussing Michael Arlen's
latest work it might be fair to state
just what I had to bring to the
book. I had never read anything by
Arlen before this, but naturally I
had seen him advertised on news-
paper stands, read in subways and
even inadvertently talked about
here and there. All this conspired
to paint Arlen as a delightful novel-
ist whose works every co-ed could
understand. He was to be read on
lazy Saturday afternoons in au-
tumn so as to acquire just the right
melancholic mood for an active
evening. He was, in an anaesthetiz-
ed and gentle manner, in the polite
tradition of Oscar Wilde and per-
haps Aldous Huxley. In short, if
one didn't take one's novelists too'
seriously or if one was pessimistic
about them, he was about all a
novelist could be, in that he enter-
tained. To a nasty person he would
no doubt recall "good old Charlie"
of "Strange Interlude," who seduc-
ed himself with his novels.
This confession then is the grain
of salt with which this review is to
be taken.
Comte Andre Saint-Cloud some-'
what of a French Noble, is firmly
piloted among New York's best peo-
ple by his very pretty and quite
misunderstood young sister-in-law,
who is "the flower of Park avenue
nobility." But his irresponsible
spirit (or the exigencies of the
novel in which he found himself,
Mr. Jacket Writer?) carries him
away from pillars of Wall street to
the demi-monde of racketeers, poli-
This ticians, gamblers, and big shots
among whom he learns to "keep
in his nose clean," (as Arlen's gangster
case puts minding one's business) and
from which he emerges at just the
you right page to find a bride.
There is nothing in this novel to
give change the opinion expressed in the
a first paragraph, except perhaps
that Arlen gets tiring at times and
darn, i that even in his own genre he is
not so perfect as I supposed.
S. S. F.
copy Buck: John Day, N. Y. C.: Review
of copy courtesy of Slater's Book
Sigma China, shorn of its silken trap-
pings, and minus its leering vil-
lains, lives in the soul of a farmer,
Chi's and the love of the Land which
courses in the veins of Wang 'Lung
Well makes the appeal of "The Good
Known Earth" as universal as the soil
itself. The tale is told simply, in
and language that is classically una-
jtydorned; and the men and women
. i utly are so human that one instinctively
feared wishes to dash to the nearest laun-
dry and grasp the proprietor by the
Oil hand.
Can It is an old, old story that Pearl
Buck has chosen for her theme;
which that of a simple man of the soil
wil who forgets his origin in the gaudy
glory of riches, but who returns to
be die near his beloved fields. Wang
Lung lives all his life for his Land,
I given and dies with the supreme satis-
away faction of knowing that he has
kept it intact. Over his deathbed,

tonight his progressive sons plan its dis-
even if we did posal to a railway company.
t The book is remarkable in that it
get it in upside down. And it's being presents so life-like and fascinat-
reproduced by the Rolls artist at ing a picture of a land that is so
no little trouble for your benefit. foreign to English speaking peoples.
t Do you want to be a campus cele- The author, who has spent much of
.her life in China, has managed to
brity? You don't? Well, you can clip absorb much of its spirit, and her

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Verno"n Bishop
William Brown
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Ann W. Verner
Marian Atran
Helen -Bailey
Tosephine Convlss
axine Fishgruud
Dorothy LeAlire
Dorothy lAylins

Erle Kightlinger
Don W. Lyon
William Morgan
Richard Stratemelef
Keith Ti-Ter
Noel D. Turne
Byron C. Veddet
Sylvia Miller
b elen 4J1"-a
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Marjorie Rougfi
Mary E. Waet
Johanna Wiese



Night Editor - JOHN D. REINDEL






A visiting professor recently re- elbows is no stranger than an or-
marked that too much money was ganist who plays with his feet,
going into the "roof" of education Why, then, is such experimental
these days instead of into the base- music so "unfortunate" for Ann
ment. Throughout the past few Arbor?
years of prosperity, many of the As a very transient member o1
prominent colleges of the United this community, for this is my first
States have been proudly announc- and last year in Ann Arbor, my
ing their new building and expan- opinion is very insignificant. I can
sion programs to the public, in therefore finish it up by saying
their eagerness to provide for that certain annoying little pro-
"bigger and better" facilities for the vincialisms (of which Mr. Johnson's
students. personal intolgrance is only one
The "bigger and better" facilities example) seem to spoil somewhat
should, however, be more welcome an otherwise delightfully musical
in the guise of professorships and community.
scholarships. First-class men are of Dr. Stanislaus Radzeh.
far more value to universities, both
in attracting new students and in To the Editor:
promulgating the renown of the I should like to know if the
institution than are large, new writer of the editorial on capita
buildings with the up-to-date equip- punishment which appeared in the
ment. Students abroad still live in Wednesday Daily, April 1, thinks
dormitories and attend classes in that the vote of the citizens of a
buildings constructed more than a state determines whether a thing
hundred years ago, and still main- is true or false, deterrent or not. It
tain their splendid reputations. would seem that the average Mich-
Their funds have been expended to igan voter is certainly not equipped
provide professorships for prom- or prepared to determine whether
inent authorities, for research work, capital punishment deters. Not
for scholarships and fellowships, even men who have studied the
which, after all, aid 'more than problem can decide it to their satis-
steam heat and running water . faction.
The University of Michigan had If, then, it cannot be determihed
for a time, planned a rather ex- what the value of capital punish-
tensive building program. But this J ment is, and if it seems reasonably
program was undertaken because sure (as it does seem so) thai
of absolute necessity - firetrap capital punishment will change the
buildings and lack of any adequate crime situation in this state ex-
amount of space. Now that the ceedingly little, there is no logical
immediate wants have been cared basis for going to the trouble of
for, the University has indicated voting on a bill which will change
that it will not ask for any more matters little either way.
building funds for several years. I should like to point out that
And at the same time, the faculty the root of the trouble lies in an-
has not suffered any as a result of other direction. Evidently there is
the depression. Teaching, as a pro- a flaw in our social system. It would
fession, has notably been character- be advisable to search for this cause
ized as a meanly paid one. Yet the of all our judicial troubles which
calibre of Michigan's faculty men perhaps can be easily remedied; if
has not been lowered by any cut- we find it we can proceed to the
ting of salaries, which might result solution of our problem from an-
from a decrease in income, what- other basis. Whether capital pun-
ever the source. Michigan may ishment wil deter crime is not our
lack univ ersity-owned dormitories problem, if we are really interested
in which to house the entire in deterring crime. We must exam-
undergraduate b o d y, accommo- ine the situation more closely.
dations furnished in a g r e a t J. R., '34.
many newer universities; it may
lack proper facilities for storing its Add dilemmas: Suppose the boy
records and carrying on the rou- born 4,000 feet in the air over





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the thing out anyway, just in case
you don't get the original tonight.
Provided they find the original.
Somebody was using it to open
clams with the other day, and it
got lost. Very mysteriously, too. In
fact, the whole business is rather
confusing. We, personally, are not
going to worry about it much
longer. .
Republicans Sweep
All City Offices
-The Daily
We've been writing lots of letters
to people lately, what with the bus-
iness depression and Aunt Gussie's
having all those dizzy spells, and
we've found that a body has a ter-
rible time buying stamps anywhere
in town, especially at night.
There are about two places where
you can get them without going to
a lot of trouble-two State street

sympathetic treatment is most
creditable. The characters are ab-
sorbing in their variety, and they
run the gamut of human emotions.
shifting with a bewildering pace
from anger to pain, and from lust
to love, but seldom to laughter.
O-lan, the stoical homely wife, and
Lotus, the vivacious, lovely wife.
form excellent contrast, and some
snatches of characterizations; the
Old Lady and her opium, the grasp-
ing uncle and his malicious son,
the delicate Pear Blossom, all give
interest, but Wang Lung is always
the center of the action. He moves,
slowly and deliberately at times,
with his heavy mind always intent
on his Land, intrigued by the love
of Lotus, and depending on the
dog-like devotion of O-lan, and
could typify Man, in a country.
The book is one of the outstand-
ing efforts of the season, and is well
worth reading. M. 0' B.
stamp cemented to your thumb,
just laugh and stick it on the store
window. When the windows are

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