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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

fing except Monday dur-
by the Board in Control
Conference Editorial Asso-
s is exclusively entitled to
in of all news dispatches
therwise credited in this
vs published herein.
fice at Ann Arbor, Michi-
matter. Special rate of
hird Assistant Postmaster

cription by carrier, $4.00; by mail, $4.50.
'es: Ann Arbor Press Building, Maynard
Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 21214.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone 4925
MANAGING EDITOR
Chairman Editorial Board
HENRY MERRY
FRANK E. COOPER, City Editor
Editor............... Gurney Williams
al irector....... .....Walter W. Wilds
wt City Editor........Harold 0. Warren
Editor.............Joseph A. Russell
's Editors...........Mary L. Behmyer
Drama,Books........Win. J. Gorian
iReflections ........Bertram .'.Askwith
it News Editor ...... Charles R. Sprowl
aph Editor ........... George A. Stauter
Editor................Wm. E. Pyper
NIGHT EDITORS
ch Conger Charles R. Sprowl
Forsythe Richard L. Tobin
M. Nichol Harold 0. Warren
. Reindel
Sports Assistants
)n C. Fullerton J. Cullen Kennedy
Charles A. Sanford'
REPORTERS
hs M. Cooley Robert L. Pierce
nFrank Richard Racine
B. Gilbreth Earl Seifiert
riedberg Jerry l. Rosenthal
d Goodman Ceorge A. Stauter
ni Helper John . rThomnas
Jones John S. Townsend
r J. Meyers
Blunt Mary McCall
te Dembitz Cile Miller
Feldman Margaret O'Brien
Gllmeyer Eleanor Rairdon
G. Grimes Anne Margaret Tobin
levy Margaret Thompson
y Magee Claire Trussell
iManchester
BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 21214
[OLLISTER MABLEY, Business Manager
PER H. HALVERSON, Assistant Manager
Department Managers
ising................ Charles T. Kline
isin. ..............rhomnas M. Davis
ising ............William W. Warboyu
!e .............Norris.Johnsou
ation..........Robert W. Williamnson
lation ... ....Marvin S. Robacke

of China situated northeast , or
Peking on the China Sea, a short
distance from Shan-hai-quan where
the Great Wall begins. Anyone who
could afford this trip, mostly weal-
thy Chinese, would fly down for the
weekend. The plane lay from Fri-
day until Monday on a meadow
just over the hill from our summer
cottage.
I do not know when the use of
the airplane was first introduced1
into China, but I do know that 1920
was not the first year, for the peo-
ple at the resort took it as a usual,
not a new thing. China, like Chica-
go, features in the newspapers
usually only when there is some-
thing such as a kidnapping or a
bandit-killing. If you study China's]
map, you will see that these banditsl
work many days' journey inland1
from its great cities. In the cities,
a robber's or bandit's head is off;
inside of a day of his capture, and
the capture is speedy. There is
much less crime in the Chinese
than in our American cities in
spite of -all our boasted superior
civilization. While I in was Chicago,
I happened to mention the fact
that I hoped soon to go back
to China on a business trip and
people said: "I don't see how you
dare." I answered: "Chicago is
noted for its bandits and murders,
yet I have been here eleven days
and am not dead yet."
It is to be deplored that the pa-
pers are not broader in their poli-
cies towards all foreign countries.
A broader, unbiased knowledge of
the true state of affairs of all coun-
tries would do much to bring about
a lasting world peace than many
armaments. Mrs. H. B. Merrick.

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OUT QLL M SIC AND DRA
// ~ __ DRMAI
RAH
FORA L TODAY: Last two performances
this afternoon and evening in the

mauxr a vanurrwiinrirs u

I think that right here and now
is the time for us to have a Union
appreciation moment, Dan'l. You
know, after all, in spite of the do-
ings of the Gargoyle, we have been
on pretty good terms with that
gang, and I think we ought to help
them alongdwith their home-com-
ing weekend.

Mendelssohn Theatre of Comedy
Club's jolly production of "Pierre
Pathelin."

First of all, I want to thank you,
Mr. Donahue, for your kind letters.
Now I know that it isn't very often
that the head of a big going con-
cern has a chance to write a per-
sonal letter to a common ordinary
every-day student like me. But I
sure was tickled to get your per-
sonally-signed letter in 're the
Home-coming week-end. And let
me tell you right here and now, Al,
that I'm staying in town this week-
end especially for that. After that
nice letter of yours, (and you know,
it isn't very often that we students
get letters during vacation when at
home, unless our creditors get
nasty and -look up the old home
address in the Dean's office) I
really can't help putting aside my
own whims and really pitch in and
stay right here to help you put the
thing over. In fact, I really don't
see why you got Larry Gould to
come and do it. After that Tatter,
I kinda thought-oh well, I guess
it was just a mutual misunder-
standing.

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"The Maryland Democrats insist
that there is nothing phoney or
funny about their claim for the
presidential nomination for Gov-
ernor Ritchie."-Atlanta Constitu-
tion. No, but maybe they are just

eounts . ..... ...... Thomas S. Muir throwing out feelers, without de-
usiness secretary.;......Mary J. Kenan veloping any real plan until they
Assistants
arry R. Beglev Noel D. Turner find out what the response may be.
non Bishop Do. W. LyonDeriNws
i'aim Brown Villiam Morgan -Detroit News.
obert Callahan Richard Stratemeer
/illiam w. Davis Keith Tyler_0
[les Hoisington Richard H. Hiller
re Kightlinger ByronaC. vedder Editorial Comment
nn W. Verne Sylvia Miler
ftrian Atran Helen Olsen 00
Fen Bailey Mildred Postal
osephine Convisser Marjorie Rough THE FOUR-YEAR INVESTMENT
[axne Fishgrund Mary E. Watts (The Stanford Daily)
uorothy LeMire Johanna Wiese
uorothy Laylin Recent and frequent have been
the surveys purporting to show the
r _ _ _ _ _ money value of a college education.I
Now comes the report of Walter J.
SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1931 Greenleaf, "associate specialist in
right Editor--BEACH CONGER, Jr. high education" of the Federal
Office of Education. This report
SPORTSMANSHIP shows that the questionnaires, sur-
SPORSMANHIPveys, and estimates of the monetary
valu aodeducation are atn betun-
lFor the second time in the past reliable and misleading.
hree years, the sophomore class In commenting on this report, the
Las burned the Cap Night bonfire editor of The Daily Princetonian
rematurely in what we suppose is observed: "It is becoming apparent;
Lthing more than a petty effort that for an increasing number of
o get even with the freshmen for undergraduates the four years of
rinning the Spring games. This university life are chiefly a finan-
ttitude on the part of the sopho- cial investment: the external ack
aore class shows a surprising lack nowledgment, the diploma, in its
f gfunction of 'social background' and
good sportsmanship adsri e'vocational recommendation,' is so
In th~e first place, the freshmen rapidly superseding the education
re not only building the bonfire itself in point of importance ....
r themselves-they work on it for "Simply because published salary-
.ie benefit of all the classes, towns- surveys are an acknowledgment of
eople and alumni who attend the the existence of this unfortunate
nnual, traditional ceremony. If undergraduate attitude, they are att
hose sophomores who kindled the the same time an encouragement
laze yesterday afternoon, and the of it-a sort of tacit official ap-
ne two years ago, had ever taken proval. We are tempted to suggestt
art in the construction of a 30 or that the results of such investiga-1
arfot itheynstrutiondofapp30ciotions be confined to the ledgers of
)-foot pyre, they would appreciate statisticians, and that, as a substi-
ie efforts of the class of '34, espe- tute, the Federal Office of Educa-
ially under uch dampening condi- tion make a yearly survey amongt
ons as reigned yesterday, and college men to determine the an-
low a better spirit than they have swer to the question: 'What per-
idenced. centage of graduates find it neces-
On the surface of the matter sary to get soused after businesst
ose who kindled the fire yester-'hours in order to keep their minds1
off themselves until the next day's
ay have shown a rather rowdy, money-grubbing begins?"'
lean, ultra-collegiate attitude. And The fact that surveys and esti-
ie outcropping of this attitude at mates of the value in American
time when the University is en- dollars of an American collegiate
rtaining many visitors during its education are generally inaccurate
omecoming weekend, is especially and unreliable will not change the
plorable. It may be considered attitude of undergraduate college
sart to kidnap the respective cap- students. They know the economic
ins before the games, or paint value of the college experience,
d and green numerals on their whether they are able to assay itu
>ponents. But Cap Night is a tra- exactly at $1.33 increment in
annual income foi every day of
tion, which not only is enjoyed by college work or not.
le freshmen, but by sophomores, But in the current and popular
niors, and seniors as well. We may appreciation of the value of the
ily hope that by next year the college years, strictly formal edu-R
'esent freshmen will have devel- cation is not the only factor. Ands
ed a saner class spirit, and will this is quite proper; it should notC
tye cooperated with the class of be the sole factor. Other types ofe
i in their effort to make their experience can and should contri-1
tp Night a real event. bute to the value of college educa-
- ,tion. Most of them can be summedc
up in the experience of four years'o
association with charming and in-o
Campus Opinion telligent people, students and in-
structors. But these other types arep
Contributors are asedto be brief not ,oddly enough, the ones most
confining themseles to lssi tha,.S300
words if possible. Aonymous corn emphasized by those who see ina
mricatins will be disregarded. The college education value apart from
names of communicants will, however, t
he regarded as confidential, upon re. its formal and academic aspects.
quest. Letters published should not be The surest value of the four-year0
ennstrued as expressing the editorial nhy
opinion of The Daily. investment, to those who critically
analyze it, with the mental attitude c
of investors, lies in three things:n
the Editor: the prestige of having a college g
: was interested in reading in degree, especially from an institu-1
ednesday's Daily that "China's tion of renown; the acquaintance ofw
sh towards modernism is taking fellow - students whose "connec-
the air these days." tions" will be of value in after- 01

* * *
And another thing about which
you've been very nice to me, Al.
It ain't often that a mere Rolls col-
umn executive gets a free ticket to
the big Union dance held in honor
of THE MICHIGAN DAILY. And I
sure was tickled to get mine, even
if it did come on Saturday morn-
ing after the dance, because qt,
showed that you appreciated my
position on the campus, and you
had good intentions, anyway.
I understand that you've had the
best year in the history of The
Union, Al.,Well, now, I think that's
mighty nice. I heard Kennie Shafer
say it before you, and Wee Willie
Nissen say it before him, but I know
that you mean it. Now it's quite a
thing for a big business concern
like yours, like I said before, to
have a biggest ever year, especially
in these here years of depression,
and so, Al, that is why I thought
we ought to do a little appreciating,;
even though Lark didn't think the
showers weren't being run right,
and even though you do let women
down in the taproom at times, and
even though I don't think the sta-
tionary you have this year is as
nice as that you had last year. At
any rate, you've kept the co-eds
out the front door, and we're all
for you, Al.
P. S. How about a comp for your
*senior brawl??? It was only last
night.
We heard a very nice story the
other day in our anti-co-ed-cam-
paign-j ustification-campaign. It
seems that a professor, upon enter-
ing the class, just sat tight to see
what the various individuals would
do. All remained silent. Finally be
said to one of the co-eds: "You
have done the only distinctive
thing since I entered this room."
Rather surprised, and abashed, of
course, she queried "What?" "You
yawned," stated the prof.
. *
But she came right back at
him, just as Emily Bates did to
Waldo Abbott. "Why not?" she
said.
* * *
A very kind contributor has sent
us a little clipping on why Gilbert
K. Chesterton likes America, with
probable reference to our fair city.
It reads as follows:
...It occurred in a country town
where there is a college or univer-
sity in which I had just lectured.
One of the professors was kind
enough to say that he liked my
line of argument and that it had
contained one point that had not
occurred to him before. A minute
or two later, as I was standing
waiting outside the hall, the same
professor's chauffeur came up to
me in exactly the same manner
and said almost exactly the same
thing. He said that he agreed up-
on that particular point, but was
doubtful about some other point of
controversy. There was absolutely
no difference between the tone and
gesture and bodily carriage of the
rofessor and his servant. Neither
was aggressive; neither was apol-
ngetic; neither thought it anything

This amazing farce of the de-
ceived deceiver is rich with the un-
thinking vitality of the French
medieval street. One enjoys sav-
ouring the process which produced
this play-the peculiarity of a pop-
ulace which can spontaneously con-
trive a narrative full of its own
wretched deceitfulness for its own
hilarious pleasure. (The process
which, peculiarly enough, depress-
ed Sainte-Beuve when he thought
about it).
Taken simply in the reading
"Pathelin" is simple, robust, trival.
In the theatre, it proves rich, even
subtle. Comedy Club's production
is sufficiently vigorous, sufficiently
aboundant in joy to forcibly estab-
lish the piece's perennial theatric
vitality. The evening was alive and
extremely worthwhile.
The principal triumph of the
production is perhaps Frank Har-
rison's double set. The rollicking
spirit of the play was very neatly
translated into a picture that was
very jovial to look at in itself. And
in addition, the two sets housed the
action with a maximum of effici-
ency. Consider, for example, the
scene where Master Pathelin's wife
stands at the top of steps shouting
vituperation at the simple, befud-
dled mind below, while Pathelin
glorious in deceit rollicks in bed.
Mr. Harrison's set gave that scene
its full pictorial value.
The most striking performance
was given by Franklin Comins who
rendered the unhappy merchant
with fine wit in his voice and body.
Richard Humphreys labored Pathe-
lin somewhat. He seemed to be
constantly trying for a stage man-
ner appropriate to the part and
the effort showed through rather
too much (particularly in his rath-
er annoying virtuosity in regard
to voice pitches). More natural-
ness, more abandon might better
have suited the part. Miss Stesel
was good and loud as Guillemette;
Palmer Bollinger very precise and
effective with his Baas.
W. J. G.
ANTON BRUCKNER AT THE
MAY FESTIVAL
The playing of Anton Bruckner's
Ninth Symphony at the May Festi-
val will be an event of some musi-
cal importance. The attitude of the
niusic world to this late nineteenth
century composer has been peculiar.
In Germany and Austria he is held
i4 the highest esteem. He has been
varously called thererthe greatest
writer of fugues since Bach, the
fourth great "B" in the Bach-
Beethoven-Brahms tradition, and
by Richard Wagner the one man
having the stature of Beethoven.
Outside of Germany and Austria,
and especially. in this country he
has suffered an almost complete
neglect.
His popularity in Germany may
be.', easily understood. Besides the
fact that he worked in the great
German gendres, church music and
the absolute symphonic form, his
expressions are German in temper-
ament and intelligence. His music
is replete with religious concepts of
high order. They are in a state of
disorder in the music it is true,
presented in a rhapsodic manner
and not fused into a complete co-
herence. Romantic religious feel-
ings are apt to be disorderly, their
self-sufficiency in the mind of the
artist preventing him from disci-
plining their expression. Bruckner's
expressions do however represent a

very passionate reaction against
the essential flavor of his age.
Statements concerning his position
in the major symphonic tradition
are true in so far as they recognize
this fact: that Bruckner was the
representative of classic ideas and
passions in a romantic era. Brahms
represented the tradition in full
virility. In Bruckner there was a
slightly decadent and consequently
slightly morbid survival.
Interest in Bruckner was awak-
ened here recently by Toscanini's
playing the Seventh Symphony. It
was very long and despite - the1
sonorous Wagnerian orchestration,
very difficult to listen to. Its dis-
orderliness of idea was accompan-
ied by a consequent flatness. Mendel'
summed up the technical objections
to the score at the time of the Tos-
canini reading rather neatly. "It
is contrast chiefly that is lacking
contrast of one voice with another,
contrast of harmonic and orches-
tral coloring. Bruckner seems to

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FIRST METHODIST
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Cor. S. State and E. Washington Sts.
Dr. Frederick B. Fisher, Minister
10:30 A. M.-Morning Worship.
"MOTHER"
Dr. Fisher
7:30 P. M.-Evening Worship.
DR. PAUL W. HARRISON
Of Arabia

METHODIST STUDENTS
CENTER
WESLEYAN GUILD
Cor. State and East Huron
12:00 Noon-Mrs. Fi her's class will
meet at Wesley Hall.
6:00 P .M.-Dr. Frederick B. Fisher
hill speak on "Mother."
7:00 P. M.-Social Hour.

THE
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
E. Huron, below State
R. Edward Sayles, Minister
Howard R. Chapman, Minister of
Students.
9:30 A. M.-The Church School.
Mr. Wallace Watt, superintendent.
10:45 A. M.-Morning Worship.
"Mother's of Men." Mr. Sayles.
5:30 P. M.-Friendship Hour.
6:30 P. M.-Devotional Hour.
N.B.-Annual Student Banquet at
the Church, Tuesday, May 12, 6:00
P. M. Rev. Theodore Adams of
Toledo will speak.
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FIRST CONGREGATIONAL
CHURCH
Allison Ray Heaps, Minister

ST. ANDREW'S
EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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Division and Catherine Streets
Reverend Henry Lewis, Rector
Reverend Duncan E. Mann, Assistant

HILLEL FOUNDATION
615 East University
Rabbi Bernard Heller
11:15 A. M.-Rabbi Heller will speak
on "Judaism and Mysticism."
7:30 P. M.-Open Forum Debate.

Sunday, May 10, 1931
10:41 A. M.-Morning Worship.
Sermon topic: "The Investment of
Influence."
5:30 P. M.-Student Fellowship
social half hour.
6:00 P. M.-Fellowship Supper.
6:30 P. M.-J. L. Brumm, Profes-
sor of Journalism, will speak on
"Self-Expression."

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8:00 A. M.-Holy Communion.
9:30 A. M.-Church School (Kin.
dcrgarten at 11 o'clock).

11:00 A. M.-Morning Prayer. Ser-
mon by the&Reverend Henry Lewis.
6:00 P. M.-Student Supper at
Harris Hall. Speaker Dr. Cyrus C.
Sturgis.

FIRST
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Huron and Division Sts.
Merle H. Anderson. Minister
Alfred Lee Klaer, Associate Pastor.
Mrs. Nellie B. Cadwell, Counsellor of
Women.
10:45 A. M.-Morning Worship-
Mother's Day Service. Address by
Paul Harrison, M.D. of Arabia.
12:00 Noon-Student Classes.
5:30 P. M.-Social Hour for Young
People.
6:30 P. M.-Young People's Mcct-
ing. Speaker: Dr. Paul Harrison.

FIRST CHURCH
CHRIST, SCIENTIST
409 S. Division St.

10:30 A. M.-Regular Morning Serv
ice. Sermon topic: "Adam and
Fallen Man."
11:45 A. M.-Sunday School follow-
ing the morning service.
7:30 P. M.-Wednesday Evening
testimonial meeting.
The Reading Room, 10 and 11
State Savings Bank Building, is open
daily from 12 to 5 o'clock, except
Sundays and legal holidays.

BETHLEHEM
EVANGELICAL CHURCH
(Evangelical Synod of N. A.)
Fourth Ave. between Packard and
Williams
Rev. Theodore R. Schmale
9:00 A. M.-Bible School.
10:00 A. M.-Morning Worship.
Sermon topic: "The Faith of
Mothers."
11:00 A. M.---German Service.
7:30 P. M.
7:00 P. M.-Young People's League.

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ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH
Washington St. at Fifth Ave.
E. C. Stellhorn, Pastor
9:00 A. M.-Sunday School.
10:00 A. M.-Pastor's address on
"The White Carnation."
10:30 A. M.'Service with sermon
on "Making Mothers' Day Mean

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ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN
CHURCH
Third and West Liberty Sts.
C. A. Brauer, Pastor
Sunday, May 10, 1931
9:00 A.-M.-German.
10:00 A. M.-Bible School.
11:00 A. M.-English.

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LIBERAL STUDENT'S
UNION
7:30 P. M.
Dr. Raymond Hoekstra of 'the
Department of Philosophy will criti-
cally discuss the views of "Bill" Simp.
son the individualist and Sherwood
lddy the socialist.

I 10:45 A. M.
ii Harold P. Marlev will deliver a

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