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istration for the deficit in the trea-
sury if one occurs. Otherwise they
pat themselves on the back for
guarding the funds of the govern-
ment in such an economical man-.
ner as to create a surplus. Oh con-
stancy, thou art a jewel!
In the presidential campaign of
1928, Alfred E. Smith surveyed the
field for a chairman of the Demo-
cratic national committee. He was
looking for a financier, a skilled
financier, aware that in such a
leader lay his chances, if any, for
gaining the presidency. Finding
none in the ranks of his party, he
turned to other channels, and in
John J. Raskob the former gover-
nor of New York saw great possi-
bilities, which perhaps would solve
his problem of finding a means to
an end. Mr. Raskob was a personal
friend of Mr. Smith, but the selec-
tion had one stumbling block-Mr.
Raskob was a Republican! Un-
schooled in the more delicate

Well, it's Tuesday again, and
there are you swilling your coffee
with the bright prospect of another
delightful Ann Arbor day staring
you in the face, while here am I
on a nasty old Monday afternoon
without any coffee or any ambition
to write columns, humming dolefully
to myself such inspiring tunes as
"Columnia The Gem, etc. .", "How
Column You Do Me Like You Do",
and "Column and Peaceful is Nel-
lie's Grave" in a futile attempt to
bestir myself into a frenzy of cre-
ative activity with, as you can
readily see, little or no success,-if

Be it hereby


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Thomass . Cooley
Morton Frank
Saul Friedberg
Drank B. Gilbreth
J ack Goldsmith
Roland Goodman
Mor-ton Helper
Edgar Hornik
Bryan Jones
Denton C. Kunze
Powers Moulton
Eileen Blunt
Elsie Feldman
Ruth Gallmeyer
Emily G. Grimes
Jean Lev agee

Wilbur J. Meyers
Brainard W. Nies
Robert L. Pierce
Richard Racine
Theodore T. Rose
Jerry E. Rosenthal
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Karl Seiffert
Robert F. Sbaw
Edwin M. Smith
George A. Stauter
John WV. Thomas
John S. Townsend
Mary McCall
Margaret O'Brien
Eleanor Rairdon
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Claire Trussell

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Night Editor - HAROLD WARREN
In one of its more magnanimous
and lax moments, the Senate last
week passed an appropriation bill
giving $25,000,000 of the taxpayers
good money to the Red Cross. In
spite of the administrative opposi-
tion, the bill was passed without
even a record vote, and now goes
to the house for action and prob-
able passage. It is to be hoped that
in this event, President Hoover will
veto the bill notwithstanding the
fact that he expects the Red Cross
to supplement the legislative relief
The Red Cross has always derived
its funds from subscriptions by
private citizens in every walk of
life, from those who could give a
dollar to those who give thousands.
Recently the head of the organiza-
tion announced that a drive would
be started for ten million dollars.
Subscriptions in Pennsylvania had
reached the $300,000 mark when
the news came that Congress, out
of the kindness of its heart, was
going to give that amount to the
Red Cross to save it trouble, and
the subscriptions promtply fell off
in an amazing manner. The head of
the organization promptly went to
President Hoover and begged him
to keep Congress from appropriat-
ing the money, but before the
President could notify the senators
of his wishes, the bill was passed.
The senate derives immeasurable
pleasure from embarrassing the
President. In this measure they are
not only embarrassing the Presi-
dent, but also the Red Cross. In the
future, when that group attempts
to raise funds for the worthy causes
it sponsors, the members will ad-
vise them to look to Congress again
for money, since it was obtained so
easily the last time, and over twice
as much as needed. The senators
who are backing the bill will, if
Hoover vetoes it, accuse him of un-
willingness to aid the depression.
Perhaps the Congress is alto-
gether too free with money. Most
of the senators spend a rather
pleasant life in Washington at a
fairly good salary plus expenses,;
and knowing that it costs milions to
run the government, and that mil-1

finesses of the political game, but
skilled, however, in finance and all
its ramifications, Mr. Raskob saw
no reason to believe that party lines
should make for an annoying cir-
cumstance. Without equivocation,
therefore, he threw off the toga of
the Republican party and changed
to the robes of Democracy.
It cannot be said that Mr. Ras-
kob was wanting in riches; nor can
it be stated that, in accepting the
chairmanship offered by former
Governor Smith, his attitude to-'
ward his new alliance was one of
economy. Rather it was the other
extreme; and it remained to Mr.
Kent, political writer of the Balti-
more Sun, to criticise Raskob and
his liberal policy. Mr. Kent, in a
recent letter to Mr. Raskob, said
that the national committeeman
was "the first mortgage holder" of
the Democratic party, further as-
serting "that in the history of this
country no political party was ever
under such financial obligations to
any individual as the Democratic
party is today under you."
Mr. Kent speaks with clearness of
phrase; and although Mr. Raskob
m a y come back with counter-
thrusts and deny, at least in part,
Kent's accusations, he c a n n o t
change figures. To the presidential
campaign of 192, Mr. Raskob, a-
long with three others, contributed
$150,000 each; the deficit of the
Democratic party then was $1,000,-
000, and Mr. Raskob dug deeper and
joined in the endorsing of notes
and making of loans. He also con-
tributed heavily toward financing
the congressional campaign of 1930.
These figures are filed; and it is
useless for party chieftans to 'pig-
eon-hole' such details and forever
keep them hidden.
And so the usual 'mud-slinging'
goes on but, we are led be believe
at a time which Mr. Kent thinks is
appropriate. Mr. Ritchie is looked
upon by many as Democratic presi-
dential timber in 1932, Among them
is Mr. Kent; on the other hand
Governor Roosevelt of New York is
the Raskob candidate of the party.
Both are anti-prohibitions. Mean-
while, Mr. Lucas of the Republican
national committee has started the
boom of President Hoover for re-
election. All in all, it points toward
a campaign of heavyweight bally-
hoo, with Mr. Raskob and his can-
didate in one corner, and support-
ers of Governor Ritchie in the
other, each hoping to get the big
'cut' in the gate.
Campus Opinion
Contributors are aked to be brief,
confnimg ithemsehes to less that. 3oo
word us iFpossible. Anonymous com.
nniatons will be dsregarded. The
names of commnicnts wi, however,I
be regarded as confidential, upon re-
quest. Letters published should notrbe
costruedl as expressing the editorial
opinion of The Daily.
To the Editor:
Your indictment of the modern
undergraduate did not strike me as
being quite accurate. Certainly your
portrait of campus activities was
not colored; if anything it was
underdrawn. But tne assignment of
the activities array to the body,
of undergraduates seemed unfair.'
When you showed the attempts of
the over-lapping activities to justify
their existence, I believe you proved
they were unrelated to each other
and by the same token to the body
of undergraduates.
There must be granted the ex-
istence of an activity-man element

on the campus. It would be impolite
to distinguish this group and un-
necessary. Since this element is
independent of the large body of
undergraduates, it would seem that
a general campus trend in attitude
towards charlatan activities would
be inefficacious. Certainly the un-

full possession of all my faculties
and quite a number of students
having, by my own testimony, cone
to an unwarranted and untimely
end through having unguardedly
inhaled while passing by Angell
Hall inasmuch thinking that I had
become manured to the atmos-
phere thereabouts, I on this the
whatever-the-heck-date it is any-
way do bequeath and bestow all my
worldly goods on the Fund For The
Creation of Odorless Fertilizer for
Front Lawns on Campus for the
Year of 1931.
* * * -
Suggested dirge for Godfrey...
Manure laid away
Your Memory will stay.
* * *
The Pherret has just arrived
all out of wind to inform me
that the economic depression
has had a horrible effect on our
fair Alma Mater-God Bless
Her!-which is shown by the
fact that there are only two
Announcements left over in the
Registration Room, and both
are tied down with old sled-
pulling rope which has outworn
its usefulness in this line of
activity. This sad state of af-
fairs, lamentable as it may
seem to most, merely affords
Uncle Daniel a hearty chuckle.
I was one of the smart boys
who arrived early and rushed
off with one of the extras.
** *
Gee, fellows, I went to that lec-
ture of mine in Newberry Aud.
again for the first time in months
all prepared to see that something
had been done. And do you think
something had? ..... Maybe you'd
better answer that one yourself . .
... oh go ahead, I don't mind
a bit,-really I don't.
*5 * *
LOOK! LOOK! LOOK!-no, don't.
Just as I had prophesied, every-
body has forgotten their first flush
of enthusiasm over the Gargoyle
Beauty Contest about now, and I
have been delegated by the powers
that be to stir up some interest
in this unparalleled opportunity to
do somebody dirt and get their pic-
ture in Gargoyle. Consider yourself
stirred and hurry up with those
pictures! The Gargoyle is depending
on you. The staff gave up long ago.
* * *
This, the closing of the term,
is the time of year when A. A.
landladies begin showing con-
cern over whether you are get-
ting enough heat in your room,
-whether the rugs and blan-
kets are satisfactory - and
whether you will be staying
with the old house another
* * *
It is one time, though, when I
can really go about spreading joy.
I have hardly if ever seen an ex-
pression of perfect bliss on any
human visage to equal that on my
landlady's face when I told her I
was moving.
* * *
Head in A. A. Paper.
Which bears out my contention
that Gangs are recruiting from the
higher classes nowadays.
k M*.*
I am morally certain - at
least as morally certain as one
can be morally anything in
these days of crime and evil-
that all you fellows want to
dash off and study now. I hate
to be reminding people that
exams are coming, but I don't
know what I'd find to say if

they weren't. So, with my usual
kind forethought and whatnot
I shall eschew my art, and
leave you a nice blank space to

presents that I

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A Pre-view.
"Rebound is the best light comedy
written by anybody hereabouts in
ten or twenty years, and it's not
so damn light either." That so0e-
what ambiguous but very emphatic
remark of Heywood Broun's stirred
an altogether delectable contro-
versy among the New York critics
who looked upon Donald Ogden
Stewart's current play "Rebound"
as everything from merely agree-
abe fooling to very grim drama
gayly smiling through its tears.
Heywood Broun in defending his
"not so damn light" appealed to
the jester-as-a-disillusioned-ideal-
ist tradition and made remarks to
the effect that certain very gay
scenes had a "haunting nightmare
quality," that the play was a
"dramatization of internal ferment"
and "skirted the edge of tragedy.
These were very extraordinary
remarks indeed about any writing
of Donald Ogden Stewart, the
American king of light, delightfully
aimless banter. They probably rep-
resent Broun reading profundity
into jesting (because subconscious-
ly he would like us to do the same
thing for him). At any rate, "Re-
bound" tells about two couples who
become involved in a curious mari-
tal tangle. Evie had turned Bill
down; and Johnny had hurried
away without proposing to Sarah.
Bill and Sarah, the rejected, marry
on the rebound and turn up in the
second act in Paris, where Evie and
Johnny are found honeymooning.
Complications ensue and Sarah
finds her brand new husband
warming himself at an old flame:
which makes her indignant and
turns the play into a parlor discus-
sion of how to behave when mar-
ried though very sophisticated.
These people, very smart, lounge
around very smartly and to the
difficulties of their situation they
whistle the gay tunes of very frolic-
some small talk. (All of which is
what is probably meant by the
much-discussed "the really swagger
thing" of the sign-boards). All ser-
ious emotions are resolved into the
gayety of bright talking about them
and the result is a good-humoured,
rambling play which, after all, is
best described by Broun's light but -
not so light. At any rate, it contains
a stream of very fine chatting that
is quite rare and quite welcome in
the American theatre.
Play Production is staging "Re-
bound" for its sedond major pro-
duction of the year and will open
with it tomorrow night in the
Mendelssohn Theatre, running each
night from then on until Saturday.
The cast contains a larger majority
of tested and more or less to be
trusted people than any student
production this year. All of which
promises well.
A selection from the student
dramatic writing being done in the
class of Mr. Helm has been made
and will form the second program
of one act plays to be given some
time next week by Play Production.
The plays selected from the class,
for production include the follow-
ing: Half-Past Eight, by John
Beuret, '31; Mannequins, by Eliza-

beth W. Smith, Spec.; Carousel, by
Nathan Fox, '31; First Thing, by
Harold Courlander, '31.
These one-act plays will be pro-
duced by members of the class in
direction who will be assisted and
supervised by Mr. Windt. Admission
to this special porgram will be by
special invitation.
Gentilhomme: Suite for Orchestra:
played by Walther Straram and
Orchestre des Concerts Straram:
Columbia Masterworks Set No. 148.
Moliere's ingenuous shopkeeper-
the same Jourdain who was de-
lighted when told by a wit that he
had been speaking "prose" all "his
life-stirred Richard Strauss to
some of his most ingenious musical
characterization in his incidental
music to the play. The music that
he has collected together in this
suite-an Overture, a Minuet, a
Courante, the Entrance and Dance
of the Tailors, The Fencing-Master,
Dinner Table Music and Dance of
the Young Cooks-is not at all as
pretentious as his symphonic poems
are. As a consequence it is probably
more acceptable music. Intrinsic-
ally it has the quality and the very
genuine virtues of a musical comsdy
score at its best. Strauss' extra-
ordinary talent for exploiting or-


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