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THE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY,JUNE 4,19:

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dished every morning except Monday during the University year
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uber of the Western Conference Editorial Association.
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tion of all 'news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
d in this paper and the local news published herein.
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ster General.
'scription by carrier, $4.00; by mail, $4.50
ces: Ann Arbor Press Building, Maynard Street, Ann Arbor,
n. Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 21214.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone 4925
MANAGING EDITOR
RICHARD L. TOBIN
.ditor ..... .............. David M. Nichol
al Director........ ..................Beach Conger, Jr.
ditor ............ ............Carl Forsythe
Editor...............................Sheldon C. Fullerton
s Editor................. . ......Margaret M. Thompson
Reflections............................Bertram J. Askwith
.nt City Editor ... .......... ...Denton C. Kunze
nt News Editor ............Robert L. Pierce
itor............ ......William F. Pyper
NIGHT EDITORS

Cilbreth
oodman
Karl -Sciffert

Denton C. Kunze
George

J. Cullen Kennedy
Jerry E. Rosenthal
A. Stauter
Charles A. Sanford
.ohn S. Townsend

i Jones
Jones

ecker
indilan
loper
arrison
Per
[nall

Sports Assistants
Wilber J. Myers
John W. Thomas
REPORTERS
James "Krotozyner
Robert Merritter
henry Meyer
Marion Milczewski
Albert Newman
Jerome Pettit
Joh obPritchard
Joseph Renihan
Elsie Feldman
Prudence Poster
Ceorgia Geismnan!
Barbara Hall
Martha Littleton
Susan Manchester
Cile Miller

Brackley Shaw
Parker Snyder
Ford Spikerman
Alfred Stresen-Reuter
William Thai
(x. R. Winters
Charles Woolner
Margaret O'Brien
Eleanor Rairdon
Marjorie Thomson
Anne Tobin
Alma Wadsworth
Joeephine Woodhams

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BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 21214
ES T. KLI NE... .. ........ ....Business Manager.
S P. JOHNSON.....................Assistant Manager
Department Managers
Sing ............................Vernon Bishop
sing ... ......................Robert B. Callahan
sing ....... ................ .William W. Davis
..............................Byron C. Vedder
oons .. .............. ....William '. Brown
tion..... .. .. ....... ..harry R. Begley
ts a....... .... ... ..............Richard Stratenmier
s Secretary .. ................. .Ann 'W. Verner
Assistants
ronsen Willard Freehling Thomas Roberts
E. Bursley Iherbert Greenstone It. A. Saltzstein -
IA. Combs ,1o11)Keyser Bernard E. Shnaeke
Clark Arthur F. Kohn (1rafton W. Sharp
eDalberg Bernard II. Good Cecil E. Welch
E. Finn James Lowe
n Bayless Ann Dallmeyer Helen Olsen
Becker Ann hiarsha Marjorie Rough
ve Field Kathryn Jackson Mary E. Watts
Fischgrund Dorothy Laylin

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They are now out on $5oo bail, but will face the
charges of violation of the prohibition law merely
because their landlord, William W. Hamilton,
thought it necessary to call the police and inform
them that the boys had a half pint of alcohol.
This is only one example of what has been
going on all year. One of the campus honorary
societies was reported to the police because mem-
bers entered a student's home to summon him to
the initiation. Last fall, another society was re-
ported to the dean of students because the mem-
bers, dressed as Indians, rode about town on an
old wagon. This tradition of the wagon, which is
dear to many of the old graduates and to many4
on the campus, was abolished this year because
of the complaint.
Numerous other cases are on record where stu-
dents have been reported to the police and univer-;
sity authorities for matters of no consequence. One
landlady based her right to visit the dean's office
on the fact that the students had left a ginger ale
bottle and several glasses in their room when they
went out in the evening. Upon returning, the stu-
dents were refused admission to their rooms.
The University should refuse to tolerate such
narrow-mindedness from people whose living in
many cases is dependent upon the fact that their
homes are approved as living quarters. When
landlords and landladies are antagonistic to the
students upon whom they are dependent for a
living, their homes should not be approved by the
University and students should refuse to live in
them. And when these individuals call police and
report violation of the prohibition law without
even first talking to the boys or in a case as serious
as this, to the University, all rights to have stu-
dents living in their homes should be refused.
THOMAS A. EDISON-I like to see a man get mad
sometimes and have some good habits, too.-The
Detroit News.
Music and Drama
RECENT RECORDS
DE FALLA: Nights in the Gardens of Spain: Suite
for Piano and Orchestra: Columbia Masterworks
Set No. 156. Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe,
Clarinet, Viola, Violoncello: on Columbia Records
67922-67923.
SPANISH MUSIC has long been the most completely
indigenous of all national musics. This has prob-
ably been its weakness. Certain peculiarities of the
Spanish folksong have been isolated and become
conventions in serious music. These conventions are
hardly as rich for people who haven't absorbed the
wealth of communal song from which they were ab-
stracted. The exploitation of these has mean that
Spanish music - except possibly to Spaniards -has
been exceedingly narrow in scope and very monoto-
nous in its melodic mannerisms. The extent to which
these characteristics have become stereotyped is seen
in the facility with which composers of other nations
(Glinka, Rimsky, Ravel, etc.) can write an acceptable
piece of "Spanish" music.
Previous to Manuel De Falla, probably only Albeniz
had made these conventions structural in any very
important sense. According t J. B..Trend who has
written a book on him, De Falla has carefully re-
examined history of Spanish music, both secular and
religious, and found melodic and rhythmic modes
more basic and more expressive than the stock melo-
dic cadences and rhythms which have become con-
ventionalized.
Columbia has just issued two of his scores: the
one an early and familiar one; the other a recent,
little-known one. The "Nights in the Gardens of
Spain," dated 1915, was a product of De Falla's visit
and study in Paris. It is a charmingly impressionistic
score aligning itself with "L'Apres Midi D'Une Faune"
and "Daphnis et Chloe." The three pieces are attrac-
tively evocative. No one of them is very strongly
national; the Spanish locale being suggested in a
very unobtrusive manner by certain folk dance char-
acteristics (particularly a continued reiteration of
single phrases).
The Concerto (1927) will be wholly startling to
those who know De Falla only by bits of tunefulness
from "The Three Cornered Hat" and "El Amor
Brujo." All the monotonous meldoic mannerisms

have disappeared. In fact, the Concerto is a modern-
istic experiment without melody, which obtrudes only
occasionally as comment on the rhythmic figures and
harmonic combinations out of which the movements
are built. Mr. Trend traces the sources of the pecu-
liar freedom of rythms and the prevalence of the aug-
mented second in the harmony to old Spanish liturg-
ical music. Though there is some difficulty in getting;
this music into the ear at first, it is austere, firm andj
severe. Mr. Trend also suggests that the interesting
instrumental combination is designed to get certain3
of the unusual and rich effects of the guitar (an)
instrument which Spain takes very seriously) into1
serious music.

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TONIGHT Dr"
There aren't very many plays---_ _
that we have ever liked better than Gilbert, Whitman
"Caprice" now being played at the and Mary Lincoln
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Its a Candiesn
just the kind of light comedy that
We deliver
we like, in fact one of these inter - We e-ve
esting plays where the famous law-XP PHONE
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the sanctity of love. The play is HALLER'S
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we have ever heard, and that's say- SUBSCRIBE TO THE MICHIGAN DAILI
ing a, lot considering the number
of lives we have heard in our day. -
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We begin to doubt the advis- -
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Its no bed of roses. From the G f
amount of Bicarbonate of Soda
that the councillor downed the
course of the play we judge
that Actors have pretty hard
lives, especially when there are
two performances a day.
* * * Jon the
And incidentally Robert Hender-
son turned out one of his best per-
formances of the year as the 17
year old son. A role like that is
just about his speed. We mildly
wondered just how Doris Dalton
managed to make herself look like
an old woman so convincingly. Af- come in our nearest store, sign the club register and you're
ter the performance in "Electra" a member! Take wonderful snap-shots with this new colorful
we thought-well- Eastman camera and it soon belongs to you.
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And Yurka was just great. a roll and we loan you the camera. Then buy 8 more rolls of
The show is well worth seeing, film, as you need it, and the camera is yours. You pay nothing
even if you have three examin- for the camera-just buy two rolls of film and enjoy the use of
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NIGHT EDITOR-KARL SEIFFERT
THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1931
Michigan's -
Wickersham Report
THE recommendation of the committee which
was appointed to investigate the present sys-1
tem of marking was a distinct disappointment to
:hose individuals who had hoped that some change
n the present methods, a change for the better,
would be recommended. The report of the com-
mittee, however, was encouraging in that it recog-
iized the existing evils, the greatest one of which
s the grade-consciousness of the student, and also
admitted the possibility of a reversion to the sys-
em as it existed before 1912.

As the main argument against the pass, not
pass, and condition marking system, the commit-
tee mentioned the immaturity of our students as
compared with those of European universities,,
where this type of grading is in force. Yet the
system is admittedly more satisfactory than the.
prevailing A, B, C. D, and E marks, which fail to
satisfy either the student or the instructor.
The Daily, previous to the appointment of the
committee, advocated a return to the earlier sys-
tem as the only, and most nearly satisfactory,
workable plan. Since that time, the Regents have
approved the new Michigan Plan, which provides
for two two-year courses for the student. Since
the abolition of the present system and the com-
plete adoption of the former one is impossible, ac-
cording to the committee, an excellent opportunity
for a compromise between the two systems exists,
which would dispose of the argument of the im-
maturity of the students.
The first two years of the student's education
will consist mainly in the elementary and factual
courses. The present system might adequately
cope with the marking problems. But for the two
later years, which should develop the mental train-
ing of the student, we feel that the passed and not
passed grades would prove far more satisfactory in
eliminating the grade-consciousness of the student,
aind perhaps encouraging a little work for the sake
of knowledge. To those students who had proved
themselves to be far above the average, and in
order to pacify the irate Phi Beta Kappas, who
would otherwise oppose any such plan, the addi-
tion of "passed with distinction" would be the re-
ward for excellent work.
The recommendation of the committee was dis-
appointing. The body of the report was encourag-
ing, in that it nearly contradicted the recommenda-
tion. The inauguration of the Michigan plan offers
a chance to try out a new system on an experi-
mental basis, which, if proven a success, could be
extended to the whole four-year program. Steps in
this direction should be taken in the near future
if the situation is to be remedied at all.
O -
Student Protection
Against Landlords?

AN IDEA FOR THE B. & G. BOYS
The trouble with the campus
is that there aren't enough
lights along the sidewalks. What
lights there are aren't systema-
tized. What the B. & G. boys
ought to do now is to get out
their picks and shovels and in-
stal some more lights. The
Rolls architect has drawn up
a plan for a complete, well-or-
ganized, campus lighting sys-
tem.
Campus Lighting System.
"Where is Dan Baxter?" is a
question that we are hearing con-
tinually these days and getting
pretty darn sick of it too. As far
as we are concerned he could drop
right out of oblivion without caus-
ing us a single tear, but apparently
it is not to be. That's the insidious
thing about Baxter. Perhaps we
had better clear the matter up once
and for all and say that Baxter
is doing nothing, and that he is!
just lazying around taking life easy.
Here is a picture of Baxter taking
life easy, inadvertently snapped by
the Rolls photographer.
Baxter Taking Life Easy.
We are pretty worried, around
the office here, because somebody
sent in one of these terrible chain
letters and no one here knows three
people to write to. We are awful
sorry that the letter started by an
American Soldier in France won't
get around the world three times
ust on account of us not knowing

MISS YURKA IN RECITAL

Blanche Yurka, now in the second week of her
three weeks' engagement in the Ann Arbor Dramatic
Season, will make a recital appearance this afternoon
preceding the second special performance of August
Strindberg's melodrama "The Father."
Miss Yurka is well known for her recitals through-
out the East, having appeared at many important
lecture and music courses. Her program, arranged
with special attention to chronological order, ranges
from 17th and 18th century songs to some light
modern verse. The program in full is:

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Prologue (Faust) ........................ . . .Goethe
The Bargain (17th Century) ........ Sir Philip Sidney
Green Room (18th Century) .............Anonymous
Sonnets From the Portuguese.. Elizabeth Barrett
Sonnets Frnm .the Portuguese

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