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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1930

TH E MI ClHiCA N D A IL Y PAGE THRM

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VALUE OF MILITARY
TRAININCG DEBAED
BY R.O.T.C. EXPER T
Tucker P. Smith Appears Underj
Auspices of Round
Table Club.
EMPHASZIES DISCIPLINE
Points Out Fallacy of Military
Training for Application
in Later Life.
"The next war will come out of,
economic imperialism or psycholog-
ical preparedness," said Ttcker P.'
Smith, secretary of the comnittee
on militarism in education, speak-

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FAMOUS READER
TO GIVE RECITAL

ARMISTICE PLANS
SNEAR 0COMPLETION,

Walter Clarence Gran,
Noted reader and impersonator,
who will present the plav "The

ing yesterday at Natural Science Friar of Wittenberg" at St. Paul's
auditorium on the question, "Is Lutheran church tonight.
Military Training Good Education fo iiin?
Smith, who appeared under the
auspices of the Round Table club, r% L I
took up the consideration of the
appropriateness of military training
in schools and presented the case
against compulsory R.O.T.C. courses. Blind Impersonator and Reader
Says People Favor Training. to Play Ten Parts in
"It is my feeling that we would Presentation.
not have military training if many Penao
people, about 80 per cent of them, HAS LARGE REPERTOIRE
did not believe that such work re- _--_
sults in physical development, char- Walter C. Gran, of Minneapolis,
acter building, and better citizen- Minn., will give a recital at 8:15
ship," he said. o'clock this evening in St Paul's
"The average citizen thinks mili- Lutheran church, Rev. C. A. Brau-
tary drill is military training," he er, minister, announced yesterday.
continued, "but the two are not Gran, who is blind, is noted as
synonymous." The usual conception an impersonator and reader. He
of army education, he pointed out, was educated at Cross Continental
is personified in the cadet in a West college of the Spoken Word, and
Point parade. has performed at a large number
In reality, military drill is in- of state universities.
tended as discipline rather than ,
as physical training, he explained. Grans repertoire is arge con-
It makes no allowance for individu- taning five full length plays, and
al differences and corrective meas- a number of short readings. He
ures, and it lacks a major funda- has chosen "The'Friar of Witten-
mental of physical education, zest. berg" by William Stearns Davis
The United States army has no- for presentation in Ann Arbor.
where a scientific method of teach- During the three acts of the play,
ing physical training, he observed, Gran will play ten parts.
and even a military officer advised The drama is an interpretation
against the substitution of military of the life of Martin Luther. Among
drill for physical education in the the historically important charac-
Boston public schools. ters which will be portrayed are
Discusses Discipline. Johann Von Tetzel, seller of indul-
"On character training you will gences, whose motto was said to
find more fog than on any other be "When the coin clinks in the
question," he said. "It seems to me box, the soul flies free to heaven,"
'-hnnand Luther himself. I

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Major-General to Review Units
Parading for Annual
Ceremonies.
VARSITY BAND' TO MARC
Armistice day exercises in honor
of the veterans of the World war
will be held this year at 10:10
o'clock, Nov. 11, at Hill auditorium,
Major Basil D. Edwards of the
Michigan R. O. T. C., stated yester-
day.
The ceremonies will be under the
auspices of the Ann Arbor Army
and Navy club. Prof. Arthur E.
Boak, of the history department
and president of the club, will pre-
side.
Major General Guy M. Wilson,
commanding general of the thirty-
second division which includes the
Michigan and Wisconsin National
Guard, will review the parade of
the Reserve Officers Training corps,
Varsity-R. O. T. C. band, the local
unit of the National Guard, and
other patriotic organizations from
the steps in front of Hill auditori-
um.
The parade which will form at
the R. 0. T. C. armory will march
along E. Universitymavenue and then
along N. University. After the re-
view by Major-General Wilson, all
those participating will enter the
auditorium where the ceremonies
will continue.
The program will include music
by the Varsity-R. O. T. C. band and
short talks by several men who
served in the World war. Prof. John
W. Eaton, of the German depart-
ment, will represent the British, and
Prof. Rene Talamon of the French
department, the French. M a j o r
General Wilson will speak for the
Americans. Invocation will be of-
fered by Rev. R. N. Michael and
benediction by Rev. Allen J. Bab-
cock.
All patriotic organizations parti-
cipating will receive reserved seats
for the members of 'their group,
Major Edwards said. The program
will last less than an hour to en-
able all students present to attend
their 11 o'clock classes.
Game With Chicago
Will Mark Birthday
of Elbel's Victors'
The Michigan - Chicago football
game this year will mark the thirty-
second anniversary of the writing of
"The Victors."
Louis Elbel, '99, then a student at
the Universi'ty, was inspired by the
12-11 victory that year to compose
t h e famous Michigan marching
song.
Speaking of the event a quarter
century afterwards, Elbel said:
"Suddenly it occurred to me that
such an epic of victory as ours
ought to be dignified by something
more elevating in music. We were
all feeling that exaltation of spirit
that comes only to youth in mo-
ments of conquest. That night,
when I was alone, I found the
strains of 'The Victors' running
through my mind, and gradually
the entire march took form."
The first public rendition of "The
Victors" occurred in University hall,
April 8, 1899, when it was played
by Sousa's band. Sousa himself was
so delighted with the march that he
handed his baton to the young
composer and invited him to lead
the band in an encore, according
to a recent article in the Columbus
Dispatch, by Charles D. Kountz, '02,
composer of "Men of Yost" and
"The Michigan Band."
Two nights later the march was
made a feature of a minstrel show
which Elbel and some other stu-
dents produced for the benefit of
the Varsity band.

thatc the assumption hnat a quick
and ready 'squad right' will carry
on into later life is unfounded. The
word 'discipline' is very deceptive.
I think it would clarify any state-
ment to substitute 'skill' in its
place." The failure of the old edu-
cational psychology, he remarked,
disproves the idea that discipline
in one habit applies to all habits.
Offering an exposition of the
fallacy of military training for cit-
izenship, Smith described a situa-
tion in which a war could be for
the benefit of a few men and a.-
gainst the general good. Under
such a condition, he pointed out,
what would be the duty of the
patriot would be treason for a
captain in the army.
ARHT CLUB TO HOLD
RECEPTI ON TON I CUT
Mrs. John B. Waite to Welcome
Exhibiting Artists
at Opening.
A reception for the exhibiting'
artists will be held at 8 o'clock to-
night at Alumni Memorial hall by
the members of the Ann Arbor as-
sociation and their friends, in con-
junction with the opening of the
annual exhibit sponsored by the
association, Mrs. John B. Waite,
president of the association an-
nounced yesterday.
This exhibit, the eighth one of
its kind, is open only to artists liv-
ing in Washtenaw county and to
students attending Ypsilanti Nor-
mal college and the University.
Every type of art will be shown,
and judging from the number of
entries which have already been
received, a variety of exhibits un-
common for such an exhibit will
be offered, Mrs. Waite stated.
Many of the artists displaying
their works have shown them in
national museums and competi-
tions, and several have established
high reputations in their respec-
tive fields, Mrs. Waite continued.
Works in paintings are the most
numerous in the showing, while
sculpture runs second. The names
of the judges for the exhibit are
being kept secret, and the results
probably will not, be released until
(le end of the slowin. which will

Commission Proposes
Water Rate Increase
An increase in water rates, pro-
posed Tuesday by the" city water,
rate commission, will come before
the board of water commissioners
on Saturcay for ratification, it was
announced yesterday.
The proposed increase in rates,
the commission explained, would
add approximately $51,353 to the
department's annual income. This
amount, members. said, would be
placed in a separate fund, and
would be used for construction of
a new reservoir, costing $110,000,
and building of new and dead-end
mains.
The schedule will be acted upon
by the board of commissioners, and
submitted to the city council for
final action. No increase in rates
will- be made, however, until the
schedlco has been approved by
council.
As outlined, the new rates, if
made effective, will amount to an
additional one-sixth of the pres-
ent rate plus a monthly charge of
25 cents as service fee. g

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ANN ARBOR NEWS-BRIEFS

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Teachers Will Attend
Association Meeting
Classes will be suspended in Ann
Arbor city schools and University
high school today and tomorrow to
permit teachers to attend the con-
vention on the ninth district of the
Michigan Educational association.
Included among the speakers in
the division meetings on the pro-
gram are G. R. Koopman, of Tap-
pan school; Miss Sara Keen and
Miss Ida Schaible, of the Ann Arbor
High school faculty; Marion Reis-
senweber, special supervisor; Robert
Granville, head of the department
of English in the public schools; R.
B. Finley, principal of Mack school;
M. L. Byrn, Warren R. Good, and
Miss Cordelia M. Hayes of the Uni-
versity High school; L. H. Holloway,
athletic department director, and
M. H. Buell and Mrs. Eula Avery
of h oeenior high tihho_l

opened last Sunday.
Team leaders and officials said
yesterday that more than a third
of the $62,000 needed has been
subscribed. Efforts will be made, it
was said, to obtain the necessary
amount by Sunday, the final day
of the campaign.
At the first progress luncheon,
held last Tuesday, more than $23,-
000 was reported pledged, and al-
t h o u g h additional subscriptions
have been made, campaign officials
said, no official report will be made
until tomorrow.
Enrollment Increase
Shown for Ann Arbor
A school enrollment of 4,454, an
increase of 70 over last year's
figures, places Ann Arbor with five
other cities in southern Michigan
showing a gain in enrollment this
IfalI Otto W. Haisley, superintend-,

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