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THE MICHIGAN

DAIL Y

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1930

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1930
Night Editor-JOHN D. REINDEL
THE WORLD COURT ISSUE
With the transmission of the
World Court protocol to the Senate
by President Hoover, a final step
has been taken in a process which
started back in 1920 when the
United States was first called upon
to become a member of this inter-
national organization. After six
years, the senate and the state de-
partment finally found it conven-
ient to consider the entrance of the
United States, and a rather unruly
senate decided that the welfare of
the country could only be protected
r by a qualified admission; that is,
they tacked five reservations onto
the protocol, and intimated that if
these reservations were accepted,
they would permit the United
States to become a member of the
court. The court accepted four of
the reservations, and in a revised
protocol embodied a method which
it was hoped would meet the fifth
reservation.
The Senate should ratify the pro-
tocol. The outstanding radical lead-
ers claim that the United States,
according to the Monroe doctrine,
should not involve itself in foreign
affairs, and that accepting mem-
bership in the world court would
embroil it in all the European
quarrels and disputes, to which it
does not want to be a party. Never-
theless, these senators forget that
our country is economically and
commercially very intimately con-
nected with Europe. Questions that
will probably arise in the court
have to do with commercial trea-
ties, since states signing treaties of,
such nature, have agreed to sub-
mit any disputes arising under the
provisions to the court for arbitra-
tion. That the United States could
not afford to have anything to do
with such matters is a ridiculous
assumption, when one considers the
fact that almost all of the Euro-
pean nations owe large debts to
America.
It is likewise too idealistic to as-
sume that we are entering the court
because that body will in the fu-
ture serve as a means to eliminate
war altogether. It is a body which
exists largely because the greater
powers are backing it, and there-

sees itself becoming embarrassingly
involved in foreign affairs in which
it wishes to have no hand it can
withdraw at any time without los-
ing any respect. We are protected
in every way, and the obstinate
senators who cry "Wolf, Wolf," are
merely echoing the apprehensive
rhetoric effusiveness which has
always characterized those who
argued the most and accomplished
the least in that worthy body of
legislators. Ten years have passed,
and it is high time for them to act
for the good of the country for
once.
Campus Opinion
Contributors ai e asked to be brie,
confining theisel\ es to less than 300
words if possible Anonymous com-
munications will e (lsegarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential, upon re
qust L~ettrs published should not be
contued asrexes"sing the editorial
Sopinion of The -Daily.
"The Michigan Daily,"
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
To the Editor:
In the recent article that ap-
peared in Campus Opinion entitled,
"University Education," the writer
expressed very beautifully and clev-
erly his thoughts on why there
should be more freedom accorded
the college student of today in the
selection of studies and the use of
his time as his own. One hears
many similar ideas to those ex-
pressed in the article from our col-
lege students today and it has be-
come an important question as
proved by the plans of the Univer-
sity of Chicago, for meeting the
situation.
They seem very reasonable from
the beginning student's point of
view. Everyone seems to be making
rules for him to follow, telling him
what, why, and how to study, and
deciding when he, or mostly she,
is to arrive home in the evening.
He feels to the contrary that he
is a "man" or "woman" (a title
originated only by himself and not
by the faculty as the writer com-
plained) and should therefore be-
come all of a sudden capable of
absolute freedom in activity.
But what does the average fresh-
man know about what is best for
him to take up when he selects his
first subjects? They have little
knowledge and are therefore ad-
vised and guided to take those
courses which time and experience
have proved best and fundamental
for his growth. After giving the
student a well-balanced course of
study his freshman year, they then
leave him free to elect his own
studies from then on. This is the
little guidance which the writer
mentioned as being necessary.-
i As the writer knows, that which
is "orange juice" for some, is "cas-
tor oil" for others, and it works
both ways. Since he used that anal-
ogy I will refer to it also. And some-
times we find that the castor oil is
better for us in the end. The or-
ange juice requires no effort to
swallow and we would thereby miss
the training which the writer
speaks of as being needed by the
new student in the term "mental
gymnastics."
I think the author of the editorial
wants college to be a bit too easy.
He probably has some particular
field which he is interested and
talented in and wants to forget
hard work in other subjects which
serve for a well-rounded education.
He finds things that are uninter-
Sesting, unsatisfactory to apply him-

self to. Along that very line he
needs training. Training brought
about by "plugging" as he remarks.
The statement that the system of
"holding us to the grindstone,"
"deadens us who might be great"
is rather illogical. Surely, enlarging
one's capacities, broadening his ac-
complishments and interests, and
training his narrow mind to con-
quer new fields for only one year,
cannot serve to drown any spark
of genius or of unusual ability, even
though that year be one of "tor-
ture" and similar to "the grind-
stone."
The student who has large in-
herent capacities or talent for any
special work, has many years ahead
of him in which to develop and en-
courage his interests -and should he
"shy off" at one year of work that
is distasteful like the castor oil re-
ferred to? He must rely, to a cer-
tain extent, on the experience and
judgment of those who have been
facing the problem for a long time
and really know a little about edu-
cational methods.
They have also tried and proven
to the satisfaction of themselves
and the students that a certain
hour is proper, and to the advan-
tage of the majority, for them to
be in by. Of course this is a rule
and has its necessary excntions.

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AW NUTS JOSE ITUR 0
A Review. Jose Iturbi, the celebrated Span- 314 South State Phone 6615
Last night was not the first but ish pianist, who will be heard in -------------
the fourth night of the Mimes the Choral Union Series, tonight, in
Revue. There were no very damag- !Hill Auditorium, made his Ameri-
ing accidents as I hear there were can debut with the Philharmonic WANT ADS PAY!
four nights ago. Which means, I Symphony Orchestra, under the
suppose, that the show is in shape. baton of Willem Mengelberg, Car-
negie Hall, early in December, 19291 ==r°-
The result, on the whole, vindicated at which time he played the Mozart
the suggestions made by this col- D minor Concerto and the Liszt
umn and other sources that the Hungarian Fantasy. N e w Y o r k
opera was a sterile nuisance and critics and concert goers were as-
that a revue would be a better solu- tounded at this virtuosity and col-
tion for an annual event. Last umns appeared over the signatures
night's revue had far more satis- of distinguished critics. Olin Downes
factory moments-moments rele- of the Times, said, "The first im- -
vant to the campus and moments portant new figure to appear this
when student talent was being em- season on the American musical
ployed-than did last year's opera. horizon," while W. J. Henderson, of
There were no Mexican vilains the Sun, wrote, "He does not know
and United States lieutenants gor- how to play unmusically. There has
geously costumed; and there were been no other artist of recent sea-
students, deans, Michigan Daily sons who so quickly proved himself
reporters, librarians, football games, a musician of fine fiber." Lawrence
etc. This I consider an improve- Gilman, in the Herald Tribune, is
ment. The show promises well for quoted as follows: "Rewarded with
the idea. an extraordinary outburst of en-
But the general notion that the thusiasm . . . played the concerto
change represents one from "pro- as one fancied Mozart himself must
fessionalism" to "amateurism," that have played it." In the Evening
is from "dishonest perfection" to World, Richard Stokes wrote, "A
"charming honest imperfection," is pianistic aptitude amounting to the
damaging. (Two members of the prodigious was revealed by the
cast in friendly discussion have newcomer, a virtuoso of top rank.
just confirmed my belief that such Steel fingers that flashed with
a notion was underlying the pro- lightning speed, hands moving so
duction). The rather obvious slop- rapidly that they became a blur to
piness of many, perhaps most, of the eye - these were combined withE-
the moments last night is not flawless accuracy and immovable
charm; it is just sloppiness. We all aplomb." Irving Weil in the Jour-
know the village show, put on by nal, said "Revealed his abounding
the Elks for the benefit of the poor; versatility by making one fall in
in which everybody in the audience love with his Mozart and giving one
and on the'stage are good friends, a thrill with the brilliance of his
that is Elks, interested in helping Liszt," while Oscar Thompson, in
the poor: and so there is a lot of the Evening Post, referred to the
applause and whispers of "charm- artist as, "The most distingushed
ing, charming." That is not at all and ponderable recitalist that has-
what this column at least meant come to us from Spain since Casals
by a campus revue rather than an first drew a necromantic bow."
opera. For his Ann Arbor concert, he
The campus revue idea deserves has chosen the following program:
as intelligent direction and as much Sonata in A Major, No. 9. . . .Mozart
hard labor in the direction of "fin- Andante con varazIioni
ish" that was granted the Opera einuetto arantlan dice-W--*Famoua
ideaw. There needs to be just as . Alezto(aat'ca Sports Champion.-..CocaCola
much thinking (more I think) in tude symphoniques... Schumann Orcheatra w Every Wedneda
W altz .................... C op n0:30 to , .m.E.s.T. .J.
terms of the theatre as was the Two EtudeCcast tCoast Nac rNetwork
case with the Opera. TOlEtus
For various fairly substantial Poloaen
reasons this was not quite possibleBalad in h iMI lino.....lBra ms
with this year's Revue. The result Rhapsody n G Minor .......brahms
L'Ile ,joyvuse .. . ....... Debussy
was the show was poorly organized
and poorly produced. I think itaA
necessary to insist on the following El Vito (Theme espagnol et vaia- 9 MLL ION A DA Y - IT I
apparently ambiguous sentence: tions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Infante --
Deicated to Mr. Iturbi
the best things in the show were (first performance) __" -_
those done most perfectly. __(__sprfma__ )-_
Charles Monroe's sketch "Olym-
pia's Emperor Rollo," quite delight- COMPANEY.
ful nonsensical comment on char-
acters in recent campus plays, was famous German conductor, known
outstanding in the production. All tto American musical patrons pri-
the students in this sketch werei marily through his splendid Bee-
actors." They acted vehemently thoven readings for Columbia rec-
land precisely; and whether spon-
taneously or deliberately gave the
sketch a good hilarious tempo. The
result was a sketch that was a well-
executed unit. If my memory
serves me four in the cast for that
s k e t c h were students who have
done a lot of work in student)
urn eWilliam's amusing sketch es
Sabout the Library lagged a little
but got across very well. The sketch Cut to
about the Daily's news service had ! Ic t$o5.90,1°1n

too much point to it; or rather the and $7.90
point being made didn't deserve all
that time. This was similarly true
of the "Four Minutes to Play"
sketch; it, was slow and long and
only established the fact that a
student was late for the game be--
cause drunk. Paul Showers' sketch
"The Ladies Hours" was very good Now $2.45
and quite well done. $ 9
Most of the music and dancing I and $2.95
can only see as rather shabby filler. ords, who is this year being brought
The inevitable song of sentiment, as conductor of the German opera
"Waiting," was composed, sung and company on its third American
danced more uninterestingly than sour. The company reaches Detroit
usual. The "Specialist Blues" sing- Just after the Christmas vacation
ing and dancing may have had and will produce two Wagnerian
"amateur charm"; otherwise I sug- operas: "Die Gotterdamerung" and'
gest cutting it. The "Specialty "The Flying I'utchman."
Waltz" was more happy; and its - A pair of inefu -f
burlesque by Charley Moyer and ing (whivh was quite un-choral)
Helen Dooley was very amusing. The then there -was no pleasure for the!o shoes pur
"Tap Specialty" by Betty Healy and eye. Even the chorus of good-look-
Ruth Walser was pointless and in ing girls was hidden and that's dis-
execution a little unpredictable. Ted obeying fundamental principles
Rose's Tap solo was the only strik- This lengthy catalogue of not-too
ing dance in the show. The girls' illuminating remarks is at least
chorus was so-so. meant to indicate that the present
Helen Carrm's repeated her Jun- Mimes Revue was conceived and
ior Girl's Play success with another produced in a rather too haphazard
( good torch-song, well-sung a n d manner, with too much faith in
showing not a little knowledge of G our tendency to "just love ama-
the way these things are "perfect- teurs." The production, particu-
ly" done by professionals. Will Ross, larly the successful sketches, were
ventriloquist act was good too. sufficiently excellent to show that
The Finales were handled like, Mimes is on the rif ht trck. na imm _ a_.

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