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City Editor
Frank E. Cooper
News Editor..............Gurney Williams
Editorial Director............Walter W. Wilds
Sports Editor..............Joseph A. Russell
Women's Editor...........Mary L. Behymer
Music and Drama......William J. Gorman
Assistant News Editor...Charles R. Sprowl
Telegraph Editor ..........George A. Stauter
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Carl S. Forsythe Richard L. Tobin
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Sports Assistants
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Robert Townsend
Walter S. Baer, Jr. Wilbur J. Myers
Irving J. Blumberg Robert L. Pierce
Donald O. Boudeman Sher M. Quraishi
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publican legislature of his state.,
But for the time being, Hoover is
the oly apparent candidate to suc-
ceed himself in 1932.
News stories from Louisville,
whee the American Prison asso-
ciation is meeting, tell us of George
W. Wickersham's modest proposal
to re-install the whipping post in
our institutions of reform as a
punishment for bandits, racketeers
and other gang criminals. Mr.
Wickersham, chairman of President'
Hoover's crime commission and one'
of the most learned men in America
on the subjects of law, criminal
punishment and causes of the pres-
ent crime wave, told the assembly
that "flogging by the birch or by
cat-of-nine-tails" would do more
to stamp out the modern ineffec-
tiveness of law enforcement than
anything now existent.
Mr. Wickersham is not a blood-
thirsty, cruel person to whom per-
sonal freedom, humane treatment,
and pain mean little or nothing. It
is barely possible that Mr. Wicker-
sham has seen floggings before and
felt sorry for the criminals. But the
fact remains that Mr. Wickersham,
a naturally conservative man, now
advocates one of the most drastic
reforms in the prison system. He
tells those who have had more to
do with criminals than any other
p rofession that there is only one
way to stop the haughty arrogance
which gangs and the underworld
in general have assumed, and that
is in the terror of the whipping
post. Place the consequences before
their eyes, he says, and we will
have gone a long way toward re-
moving the source.
Upon immediate consideration,
Mr. Wickersham's plan seems cruel
and heartless, a step backward
toward the middle ages and their
disregard for human suffering. But
let us consider the persons whose
conduct would lead them to such
punishments. Gangsters - who
utterly disregard personal liberty,
freedom, and who stop at nothing
to gain their ends-would be sent
to the whipping post to cure their
arrogance for law. Bandits-men
who have little or no respect for
persons or property and still less
for law-would feel the sting of the
lash and think better of their
actions. Racketeers-barons of the
underworld who live in opulence
while police vainly seek to secure
warrants for their arrests on evey
charge from murder to perjury.
These are the persons, the unde-
sirables whom we must frighten,
discourage, eliminate from society.
How shall we get rid of the
underworld? "The whipping post!"
says Mr. Wickersham, a quiet old
mantwho. knows what he's talking
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Editorial CommentI
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Night Editor-DAVID M. NICHOL

I'll just wager a pretty that all
you boys wonder what made me
say that. The truth of the matter
is that I said it because I felt like
it, and I'm here to tell you that
when things get to the point where
a guy can't say Highty Tighty any
time he chooses it's high time that
the authorities stepped in and de-
fended our constitutional (if you
didn't think there are a lot of let-
ters in that one, try it on a Daily
typewriter some time,-go ahead,-.
try it!) rights. So there.
* **
I have originated for those
poor unfortunates who roam
the streets in Ann Arbor, great-
ly to the detriment of their
footwear, a lovely game. It is
known as the "Spiggot Game"
to its ardent followers and goes
like this. The player walks a-
bout the streets of the town
(preferably the more thickly
populated :ones) until someone
approaches him and inquires
the way to somewhere. If he
knows where the place is he, of
course, directs the inquirer
down a street which runs at
right angels to the proper di-
rection (this is because the in-
quirer may be an old hand at
such games or an Ann Arborite
and go in the opposite direction
from where he is directed.) If,
however, the player doesn't
know the location of the desir-
ed spot, he should merely shake
his head vigorously several
times back and forth or up and
down or both and say "No
Spiggot Engleesh!'" whence, as
you can easily see, children,
comes the name of the sport.
Say, fellows, I'll bet you thought
I had forgotten all about the He
Men's Club didn't you now? Oh
come now, 'fess up, you really did
didn't you? Ah, I was sure of - it.
Well, I had, but this weather
brought it back to me with full
force, and I'm off in a huge cloud
on my way to get the movement
going again. I see just as much no
sense as I ever did in running a-
round attired even like unto Mrs.
Astor's Plush Horse during hot
days, cold days, and all other kinds
of nasty days indigenous to Ann
Arbor. The Coatless Shirt League
On the front page of one of Ann
Arbor's leading morning sheets
there appears in headlin form the
following statement...
There's nothing I hate to be
under like a suspect.
Dear Nephew:
I have heard so much
about the dismal A n n Arbor
weather that I am writing to ask
if you have changed to your winter
underwear yet. Now please be
careful, Dan-and don't forget
what I told you about women.
And speaking of that, while visit-
ing you last week-end I was partic-
ularly impressed with the homo-
geneous, stick-together-boys spirit
existing in your local taxi con-
cerns. I had occasion to use taxis
a lot on Saturday and no matter
what number I called the same

answer came back through the re-
ceiver, namely, "Yellow Cab...Yes,
mam; right away." What happens
if you call the fire or police depart-
ments, Dan? "Yellow Cab ..Right
away," i'll bet.
I'm glad to hear you've been
studying hard, Danny. So's your,
Aunt Minnie.
That's a mere Nothing Aun-
tie, I called the same number
twice last year and got two dif-
ferent taxi companies. .As to
your query as to the fire and
police departments and the re-
sults of calling them up I think
that, if anything, you would get
better taxi service than that
supplied by the local Ben Hurs.
* * *
The Rolls Artist, having recover-
ed slightly from his sprained toe,
is once more able to continue his
duties in the column. His first
drawing which appears below, is
merely a tentative effort to see

BACH: Brandenburg (Concerto No.
in F Major; Choralvorspicl-Wir
Glauben All' An Einen Gott; Passa-
eaglia in C Minor: played by Leo-
pold Stowkowski and the Philadel-
phia Symphony Orchestra: Victor
Masterpiece Series.
The story is told that Frederick
Stock was so overwrought by the
Stowkowski recording and tran-
scription of Bach's great organ
Passacaglia in C minor that he im-
mediately set to work to make his
own transcription. Whether this
story is true or not, the facts are
that the Stowkowski set was issued
Nov. 1, 1930, and that Stock took
off the same month to write his
transcription; that possibly Stow-
kowski had gotten underneath his
skin, suggested itself at his playing
of the Passacaglia at the last May
Festival, by the amazingly brusque
beat at which he clipped along and
by his sharp strident tone.


Dwight Morrow's announcement
that he would not even consider
running for the presidential nomiP
nation in 1932 against Hoover seems
to havehbeen quite a surprisen t
many who thought him the only
logical candidate for that election
Actually, it was only meant to avoid
embarrassment to the President
and staunch G. 0. P. supporters who
firmly believe in giving a man eight
years in which to accomplish some-
thing in office.
Morrow, if elected senator from
New Jersey, will serve until 1936, the
expiration of his term coinciding
with that of the President's. Mr
Hoover has strongly endorsed Mor-
row for senator, in spite of the
official dry plank of the Republican'
party, and is counting on him to be
one of his loyalist leaders on the
floor of the senate. It is evident
that Hoover will run for re-election
in 1932 against whatever candidate
the Democratic henchmen can find.
The question is, and has been, will
Morrow run in 1936? He is at pres-
ent the most logical candidate. Al-
though entering politics rather late
after a most successful career in
financial New York, he has acquit-
ted himself with credit to the Re-
publican party, first as ambassador
to Mexico, and later as delegate to
the London Naval conference. His
stand as a wet candidate may or
may not keep him from thq race.'
At presept the wet issue is gaining
very few votes in the form of repre-
sentatives and senators. But when
a state such as Michigan, which has
never sent an anti-prohibition can-
didate to Congress before, elects a
wet to serve from one of its dis-
tricts, the movement must be gain-
ing some force.
Also, the present line-up predicts
the nomination of Governor Roose-
velt, of New York, by the Demo-
crats. Roosevelt's health will un-
doubtedly keep him from running
in 1932, and a nation-wide boom is
in progress for his election four
years from then. Thus the two most
snectacular figures of the two par-

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(From the Christian Science j
Is the ominous hand of too much
higher education casting a shadow
over Great Britain? Strange as it
may seem, Prof. Ernest Barker, in
addressing the Cambridge Summer
School recently, gave an unequi-
vocal affirmative answer to the
question. He was not jesting when
he viewed with alarm the potential
spread of university education
among English youth, a condition
which is equally evident in many
other countries. Indeed, the ques-
tion is one of world-wide interest.
Professor Barker said:
If you give university education
to too great a percentage, you will
get two results: (1) You congest
the universities and make their
teaching mechanical; (2) You may
produce an unemployed, or quite
inadequately employed, intellectual
proletariat, which is the mother of
revolutionary movements, political
and economic,
It would seem that Professor
Barker is almost as cruel a critic
of the positive effect of education
as Oscar Wilde was some thirty
years ago of its negative effect. In
"The Importance of Being Earnest"
-just now being revived in London
with brilliant success - Wilde re-
marked that while "the whole
theory of modern education is
radically unsound, fortunately in
England at any rate education
produces no effect whatsoever."
Frankly, there is ample ground
to disagree with both. Is it not{
indeed an extremely deprecatory
estimate of higher education which
fears that its spread is necessarily
synonymous with the spread ofa
revolution? Why not, then, curtail


I do think that in that particular
day's performance of the Passa-
caglia there was an overemphasis
of this purity of impulse. But if
Stock was offering that perform-
ance as a criticism of the Stow-
kowski recording, he certainly
established his points. And if it
were a criticism, it was an admir-
able method of making an evalu-
ation, as if in the playing of his
transcript he were saying "this is
the way I like Bach played Mr.
Stowkowski, this is to my taste."
It is to my taste too.
And the point is that though
Stowkowski is a great conductor.
he has limitations which I believe
iie precisely in the wherefore of
this greatness.
I think that Stowkowski's great-
ness is mainly in a delicate physical
sensitivity to ' music. Whatever
music he comes in contact with
becomes related to his bodily-feel-
ing self, as if his viscera were going
through .a process of animation.
What we hear, providing the or-
chestra is adequate is a vocalized
projection of this coenesthetic
state. So that whatever music he
takes it upon himself to conduct,
must of necessity become sub-
charged with "Stowkowski." The
music becomes a mutual creation
of both composer and conductor. I
This sensitivity plus his develop-
ment of an immensely adequate
orchestra (one of the three great-
est in the world), capable of trans-
mitting the remarkable nuances of
his responses, and partaking of the
richness of their quality, makes
him a great conductor.
During a performance of Wag-
ner's Tristan and Isolde I onfe
overheard a young woman excaim
with a catch in her voice, "this is
too personal!" It is with such music
that Stowkowski is superb. Witness
his recent recording of The Over-
ture and Venusberg Music from
Tannhauser. Toscanini, genius that
he is, could not surpass such an
interpretation, nor achieve the
physical intensity that Stowkowski
gives to it.
In 'impersonal,' 'absolute' music,
i.e. music independent of human
experience (instrumental music of
Bach, Haydn, Mozart) the highly
formalized psychological s t a t e s
transmitted are explicit in the
score. The more incomplete the de-
personalization of the artist, the
lesser the explicitness and so the
self-sufficiency of the score, and
the greater the necessity for vocal-
izing, or endowing the music with
human responses.
The music of Bach is self-suffi-
cient. The listener is not at all
interested in being shown what a
splendid fellow Stowkowski is;
rather he is primarily concerned
with what a splendid fellow Bach
is. To this latter aim the performer
should function as an enunciator
i.e. he should make clear the con-
trapuntal elements, he should be
precise about the rhythm, he should
treat the dynamics musically. For
Stowkowski to participate in the
score by indulging in rubato, by
an occasional but persistant inti-
mation of coming notes, even by
infusing the score with a luscious
tone quality, is an intrusion. There
should be more humility and con-
sequently less glorification in Stow-
kowski's approach to Bach.
Needless to say, the album is a
very valuable set. It is the only
recording of the Brandenburg Con-
certo in F major, by some consid-
ered to be the purest product of
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