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maladjusted on the campus has
stirred Jewish minds. And the
Hillel news in its editorial advises
a greater concentration of the
medicine which, to now, has been
administered to Jewish students on
the campus, namely, increased par-
ticipation in exclusively Jewish ac-
tivities. But it appears to me that
it is just this sort of application
that has caused the isolation of
the Jews through many centuries.
The Jew has always held aloof from
all other peoples -as much as he
could without hurting his means of
livelihood. This element of the great
bogey "discrimination" has already
received recognition. But it stands
as a vital truth that in all the ages
of Jewish persecution the Jew has
kept himself apart from all other
faiths, maintained the differences
in his religious custom, and in
every way possible has forced upon
the world the fact of his difference.
And he has never grown accus-
tomed to the rebuke which the
world has administered. Is it strange
that the world should protest? Is
it that the "birds of a feather"
should peck at the aloof stranger,
who struts the yard as though he
were the select? Not a whit! It is
the natural reaction of the world
to a concerted egotism.
It is not my purpose to knock the
Hillel organization but as the only
Jewish representative on the cam-
pus, it must take the brunt of
criticism. The Hillel organ has con-
sistently played up Jewish accom-
plishment on the campus. It has
consistently extracted the Jewish
essence from campus affairs and
given us to drink of it. We must all I
admit that Jewish individuals do
play a considerable part in campus
activity. But does this seem so un-
usual when we note that they form
a considerable proportion of the
campus population? Can Jews de-
fend this activity by citing the
same on the part of other religious
or semi-religious organizations? No!
For, being the so-called "down-
trodden" or "discriminated against"
he should modify his excessive self-
esteem rather than flaunt it in the
faces of those whom it offends.
The illusion of superiority held by
great creeds of the world has al-
ways been the compensation for
depreciation and maltreatment. But
can it withstand the scrutiny of
an enlightened time? It is of the
same nature as the illusions of
grandeur found in insanity and in
the ireaction- sometimes consequent
to , inferiority complex. In their
better experiences with the world,
the Jews and the Christians have
always maintained this self-esteem.
This has always been their main-
stay under the Worst treatment.
For, we all know how powerful a
psychological consolation it can be.
Do we not all take refuge in it?
If the Jew were to lose his gross
conceit, forget that he is the
"chosen people of God," if he were
to become a part of the rest of the
world, the world would accept him.
But he has made this doubly diffi-
scult with his assumed superiority.
It is unfortunate that a whole peo-
ple should suffer for the gross self-
esteem of those imaginative Patri-
archs who so long ago established
the idea of the chosen people. And
just this element it is that has
sustained this people for so long
under the oppression of the world.
This inheritance too, from Judae-
ism to Christianity, through Jews
has been the great support of that
religion through the ages of perse-
cution and ordeal. Orthodox indi-
viduals will maintain that this en-
durance points to the strength of
the Hebrew race and the Christian
faith. But no, the cause is more
psychological than that, .,as has
been intimated above.
What constructive suggestion can
we make? For, after all, our criti-
cism is not bitter, not one of en-
mity, but rather an expression of
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* * *
Rolls is offering a dandy prize
for the best answer to the question,
"How are they going to get the
steam shovel out of theyhole next
to the Law library, if any?" Al-
though the contest was announced
only to a few select friends of Mis-
ter Baxter (NOT including the
Pherret, thank you) at precisely
11:50 o'clock last night, the post
office dept was forced today to hire
458 additional men to convey the
298,657,943 answers entered in the
competition to .this office. The
news spread like wild-fire.
Oh Boy Did it!
So in defence tohthe many loyal
friends of Rolls who' have already
entered solutions in our little con-
test we have decided to change
the prize, which was originally
supposed to be the contract to clean
and paint Newberry Aud, to this
(which even YOU can see is a
mighty useful little object):
* * *
a letter from Freddie
FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1931
Night Editor-BEACH CONGER, Jr.
Michigan's voters took a decisive
stand against a reversion to capital
punishment in the state-wide refer-
endum last Monday, thereby ending.
another chapter in the history of
the state's attempt to get stricter
laws for the enforcement of justice.'
Instead of relieving the courts of
a burden in enforcement, however,
they added a heavier one, namely,
'a more efficient and strict function-
ing under the present system.
Obviously, if a majority of the
members of the state legislature
thought a capital punishment bill'
necessary, there must have been
some faults of the present legal
procedure that required a remedy.
Since the citizens decided that, for
various reasons, they objected to
capital punishment as- a method to
curb crime in this state, some other
system must be devised in order to
cope with the present evils.
Today, many a criminal goes free
because of the slowness of the
'present legal machinery. Numerous
paroles tend to remove the sting of
the life penalty. The encumber-
ances of trial procedure, the manyS
technical details which have to be
observed, but which in this state
were partially eliminated under the
proposed plan of a group appointed
to revise legal procedure, tend to
make the murderer, bootlegger,
robber or blackmailer comparative-j
ly safe from the "clutches" of the(
Bobbsey, who has just up and left
us, like that. We'll have to apolo-
gize for Freddie. He's really not
a bad sort. That is, not very bad.
We're all SO glad he's gone, though:
Here is what he says:
Dear Mister Baxter:
I send best wishes
in spite of the little poem herewith
When springtime comes and tulips
And love of life begins to pall,
Remember even deans are mortal.
It's a fine world after all!
F r e d d i e (Look-At-The-Bright-
That's just like you, Mister Bobb-
sey. We'll bet you even think of it
in that grotesque little weazel brain
of yours as pretty good. Well Frank-
ly, Mister Bobbsey, it's pretty dog-
gone rotten, but just about as good
as any of the contributions these
*1 *1 *
WELL, NOW THAT THAT'S OVER
we can turn our attention to the
worth-while topics of the day such
as what do you think about-oh
well,...just what do you think?
* * * '
BERT BOBBSEY thinks it's
spring. Perhaps it is. "I think
it's spring," Bert Bobbsey was
heard to state last night-or
rather was heard to speculate
which, as you can readily see,
is something again. Still it is ,
spring, and no amount of spec-
ulation can change that.
* * * *
THIS HAS GOT TO STOP SECTION
It seems to me-no, I won't say
that. I know I said something the
other day about the big brave Cam-
pus Opinion writers who won't sign
their names. I wish to repeat that
they're Pansies one and all. If they
can't take the responsibility for
what they say it isn't any more
worth while saying than I thought
it was when I read it.
In spring the sun will melt the
And soon the crocus buds will
But why this is I do not know
Nor neither do I care.
* * * '
The gay Spring Beauty coyly peeps
From hillsides where the warm
And also from the garbage heaps
Or almost anywhere.1
* * *
USIC AND DRAMAI
Stanley Fletcher in his gradua-
tion recital in Mendelssohn Theatre
yesterday afternoon strengthened
the impression he has made in the
past of a fine technique and a
fresh musical intelligence. An un-
certainty in shading his intensities
prevented him from always com-
pletely realizing the intelligent in-
tentions which were evident.
This was particularly noticeable
in the Bach Choral Preludes. The
fact of the Busoni very "pianistic"
transcription makes a highly nu-
anced performance of Bach neces-
sary and justifiable. But to be com-
pletely tasteful, any highly nuanc-
ed performance of Bach must be
exteremely precise; which Mr.
Fletcher's was not.
Mr. Fletcher in past recitals has
indulged himself somewhat loosely
at the expense of Chopin. Yester-
day there was a definite improve-
ment. Though there were still mo-
ments when the music was allowed
to disintegrate into unrelated frag-
ments, for the most part his Cho-
pin, particularly in the Sonata, was
more careful and more coherent.
His Debussy was peculiar. The
other-worldly quality of these pre-
ludes is something implicit in De-
bussy's chords. It comes out best
when these chords are produced
cleanly and precisely. Mr. Fletcher
doesn't believe this. He produces
them in an other-worldly manner.
I thought the result somewhat
Pattison's "The Clown," strangely
like the Stravinsky Capriccio (for
which someone has suggested a
clown as possible imagery) was
played delightfully. So was the
completely innocuous and out-of-
place Sheherd's Hey. At times in
the Erlking Mr. Fletcher was su-
perb; at others bewildered.,
But I haven't made clear what
his. program very markedly did:
that Mr. Fletcher's talent is an im-
portant one from which very good
things can be expected. S. F.
ONE ACT PLAYS
The girls had just a swell time
last evening horsing through what
is evidently Mr. Windt's favorite
one act play (judging from the fre-
quency of its production). It was a
very fitting climax to the season
of noble drama which has been
hurled from the direction of the
I Laboratory theatre at a completely
innocent campus. It is safe to say
that this return rfom the psychics
of Mr. Fox and company was en-
joyed by the audience more than
any endeavour heretofor. Perhaps
the carefree rendition of Christo-
pher Morley's gayety was an at-
'tempt on the part of Play produc-
tion to supply the long desired
American folk theatre. Now if the
Gargoyle staff would co-operate in
writing something so the boys can
have a good time-.
The evil of the three public offer-
ings of Play Production home work
this year is made more poignant by
the existence of actors in the group
who are thoroughly competent as
amateurs go. Passing over the
O'Neill illegitimate for the mo-
ment (in which by the way Kath-
ryn Krat's real talent managed to
shine through an absurdly difficult
part) the cast of "'Op-O-My-
Thumb" almost succeeded in mak-
inga dull play palatable. Elinor
Brodersohn, in the part of Amanda
Afilick, the suppressed laundry girl
who makes a fetish of a man's
shirt, interpreted her rather diffi-
cult part with a restraint and a
whimsicality of emotion which at
times erased the feeling of "when
will the dawn curtain fall." Marian
I-ealde as Celeste, acted with good
tempo and a gayety which was
always( or nearly always) intelli-
gent. -Evelyn Gregory translated in
her part of the old Mrs. Galloway,
little nuances of feeling with a
remarkable good humour. But it
was no use. Cinderella plays should
not be that long.
Iathryn Kratz has already been
mentioned as being acceptable in a
bad -part. Mel Benstock certainly
was not. Ile is much too jovial to
make a Captain Keeney the psycho-
pathic case. The management of
the supers by Robert Paine and
Charles Monroe was particularlyf
Onocertainly would wish after
this season that the actors over at
Play Production would become tem-
peramental and refuse to be seen
in such trash. Play Production
should know better than to allow
it. It would seem logical that Len-
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10:30 A. M.-Morning Worship.
"WHAT IS VITAL?"
7:30 P. M. - Evening Worship.
"STUDENTS AND SOCIAL
Dr. G. Bromley Oxnam, President of
DePauw University, Greencastle,
Indiana will preach at both serv-
Allison Ray Heaps, Minister
Sunday, April 12, 1931
10:45 A. M.-Sermon by the min-
Cor. State and East Huron
12:00 A. M.-Sunday School Class.
6:00 P. M.-Sunday Evening De-
votional meeting. Miss Edith Mae
Bell will talk on, "Africans, the
People of Mystery."
7:00 P. M.-Social Hour.
615 East University
Rabbi Bernard Heller
NO SERVICES UNTIL AFTER
Division and Catherine Streets
Reverend Henry Lewis, Rector
Reverend Duncan E. Mann, Assistant
8:00 A. M.-Holy Communion.
9:00 A. M.-Festival Morning
Prayer, Holy Communion. Ser-
mon by the Reverend Duncan E.
9:30 A. M.-Church School. (Kin-
dergarten at 11:00 a. m.)
11:00 A. M.-Morning Prayer. Ser-
mon by Rev. Duncan E. Mann.
7:45 P. M.-Evensong and address
by Rev. Duncan E. Mann. Stu-
dent choir will sing.
Fourth Ave. between Packard and
Rev. Theodore R. Schmale
9:00 A. M.-Bible School.
10:00 A. M.-Morning Worship.
11:00 A. M.-German Service.
law and conviction. a desire to see the Jews accepted
Thus, a burden of obtaining more into the world as have been other
efficient administration of justice peoples and creeds. We suggest
has been thrown upon the present that the Jew modify his conceit,
system. Whether or not it will be that his activity become more than
able to accomplish this end without a constant setting up to the public
reform, or whether a new code will eye of brilliant Jews and Jewish
have to be passed by the legisla- accomplishment; that he discuss
ture, time can only tell. The people world music and art instead of the
have refused capital punishment. narrow field of Hebrew art and J
Will the machinery of the courts be music (as compared with world ac-
able to maintain a closer observ- complishment); that his philoso-
ance of the law than it has shown phical discussion include Jewish
in the past? Those who opposed philosophy instead of making it the
capital punishment will have to center; that his meetings and asso--
show this to be possible, in order ciations include non-Jews; that he
to vindicate their choice in last refuse the conception of the "chosen
Monday's election. people."
No crocus bud or coy Spring
- Am I, I have to do my duty
I can't go 'round in manner
Proclaiming it is .Spring.
* * *
We mortals have our daily toil
We cannot live on rain and soil
We have life's evil plots to foil
But- still, all these sad facts to'
the contravorsy notwithstand-
inty it really is 5tnri-,o.
Contributorm are asked to be brief,
We have attempted for two thou-
sand years to force down the world
gullet the superiority of the Jew.
And in no nation have we been
successful. We have rather roused
A parley-all participating.
Regular Church Service. "Time's
Measure of a Man." Sermon by
ID-- A Mf P n
409 S. Division St. A 1 ir ani W est Liberty Sts.
C. A. Brauer,- Pastor
10:30 A. M.-Regular Morning Serv- Sunday, April 12, 1931
ice. Sermon topic: "Are 'Sin,
Disease, and Death Real?" 9:00 A. M.-Service with sermon
11:45 A. M.-Sunday School follow- in German.
ing the morning service. 10:00 A. M.-Bible School.
7:30 P. M.-Wednesday Evening 11:00 A. M.-Morning Service in
testimonial meeting. English.