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to raise this figure by about two
million more dollars. And Congress,
which is notably loose in the man-
ner of appropriations, will probably
increase the figure more out of the
kindness of its heart. The Commis-
sion also found that state coopera-
tion and public opinion were nec-
essary to the proper enforcement
of the law. But when certain states,
have, by referenda, shown that
public opinion does not support the
amendment, and consequently state
cooperation would not be forthcom-
ing, how does the commission sug-
gest to enlist state aid? The mem-
bers of the Commission also went
on record as being opposed to the
return of the legalized saloon, and
federal or state manufacture or
sale of liquor. This opinion is also
on record as belonging to many
persons who want repeal or modi-
fication. of the Amendment, and
consequently offer neither a new
nor a definite stand.
In conclusion, the report may be
said to have straddled the fence
with respect to any important is-
sues, as well as passed the burden
of the problem to Congress, where,
after all, it may belong. Neverthe-
less, the conclusions of the Com-
mission were most disappointing,
and President Hoover might be ad-
vised to name such men as Sena-
tors Nye, Norris, or Brookhart to
investigating groups in the future
so that the country may at least
have food for gossip or thought in-
stead of a recapitulation of many
well known facts.
Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to be brief,
confining themsehes to less that. 300
words if possible. Anonymous com-~
munications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential, upon re-
quest. Letters published should. not be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of The Daily.

S. Beach Conger
Carl S. Forsythe
David M. Nichol

John D. Reinde!
Richard L. Tobin
Harold 0. Warren

sheldon C. Fullerton J. Cullen Kennedy
Robert Townsend

I. E. Bush
Thomas M. Cooley
Morton Frank
Saul Friedberg
Frank B. Gilbreth
lack Goldsmith
oland Goodman
Morton Helper
Edgar Hornik
James Johnson
.Aryan Jones
Denton C. Kunze
Powers Moulton
Eiken Blunt
Elsie Feldman
Ruth Gallmeyer
Fmily G. Grimes
e tan Levyg
Dorothy Magee

Wilbur J. Meyers
Brainard W. Nies
Robert L. Pierce
Richard Racine
Theodore T. Rose
Jerry E. Rosenthal
Charles A. Sanford
Karl Seiffert
Robert F. Shaw
Edwin M. Smith
George A. Stauter
John W. Thomas
john S. Townsend
Mary McCall
Margaret O'Brien
Eleanor Rairdon
Anne Margaret Tobin
Margaret Thompson
Claire T1russell

Heigh-Ho! Lighthorse was right
again-most discouraging sort of a
fellow, Lighthorse, but really indis-
pensable in his way. You all kndw
the old saying "God pity the mar-
iners off Dead Man's Point, the
Lighthorse has blown down!" Which
reminds me of why I was saying
that he was right again, namely
that it really is cold, just as he
said. Just like that he says yester-
day, "It's Cold," and it was.
Dear Dan:
I have thought up a lovely plan
for killing two birds in the bush
or something on that order. You
doubtless have heard of my re-
searches into the condition of the
Ann Arbor Sidewalk Conditions and
their conclusion that the slush
thereon was caused by the con-
densation of the breath of pedes-
trians on cold days.
(Yes, I doubtless have-D. B.)
Well, not wishing to be counted
among the number of researchers-
who-don't-do-anything-about-it, I
have also perfected a plan fo'r
putting a stop to it,-simply put
a stop to all breathing on campus.
That, you see, would end the slush.
Now you guess what other benefit
would be derived from the system
so as to completely utilize the little
proverb with which I started this
Love and a pair of dove-grey
spats, Sleazle.
* * .
Dear Sleazie:
I do not in any way disparage
your scientific skill, but allow
me to point out that you err
seriously in supposing that the
removal of slush would be a
benefit. I will be charitable,
however, and assume that you,
have never stood outside of the
back door of A. H. when classes
were letting out and seen the
lovely dances that people who
are in too great a hurry put on
before admiring audiences each
day, thus raising the intellect-
ual tone of the campus.
The same to you, Dan Baxter.
* * *
And that, children, is what is
popularly known as giving him the
* * *


A Review.

There were certain excellences in
last evening at the Mendelssohn
Theatre. Among them: the play
(much more attractive and much
deeper than a "swagger"); the two
sets (the first one probably a bit
too overwhelming for breakfast, but
the other bold and very striking);
the performances of E u g e n i e
Chapel and Harry Allen. Those
were about all. But they were
enough to make the time engaging
and the production a definitely
worthwhile student event.
Having said tnat much for the
virtues for the benefit of those who
weren't there (I think they were
pretty obvious to those who were),
I should like to detail the vices. In
spite of "Holiday" last summer, it
seems to me that there are certain
persistent flaws in Mr. Windt's di-
rection that prevent anything like
an even tenor of high comedy in
any of his productions. They seem
to represent either insensitive di-
rection or a submission to the
limitations of amateur, student,
acting (which submission, in the
light of so frequent major perform-
ances as turn up, I cannot as yet
admit as necessary).

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Night Editor-DAVID M. NICHOL
After spending 18 months and
$500,000 the Wickersham law en-
forcement Commission finally de-
livered its report on the prohibi-
tion question through the President
to the American public. Collective-
ltythe commission appears to have
found out nothing new; individual-
ly the members have given views
which represent the attitudes taken
by various factions involved in the
question, and as such have only
made the report more complicated.
In general, the recommendations
of the commission contain nothing
new as far as the administration
is concerned, and only reflect its
views on the liquor question. The
only' redeeming feature, which does
present something new, is the rec-
ommendation that if revision is at-
tempted at all, the amendment
should be modified so as to give
Congress regulatory power o v e r
traffic in and manufacture of liq-
uor. This, in more common langu-
age, is called passing the buck. The
status of the liquor question every
two years would depend on the
membership of Congress, but it
might be safe to assume that no
radical changes would occur that
would modify the law from one ses-
sion to another. Nevertheless, such
a proposition would probably in the
near future cause members to Con-
gress to be elected entirely in the
light of their stands on prohibition
enforcement or non-enforcement,
without considering other immin-
ent problems, a condition not en-
tirely consistent with the principles
of representation. The effect of
this problem was seen even this
year in the Michigan elections when
members of long standing in the
House of Representatives, who had
more influence than the average
Congressman in legislation by vir-
tue of committee positions, were
defeated at the polls only because
of their views of prohibition.
The Commission "found" t h a t
enforcement could be stricter and
carried out on a more efficient
scale. This statement might be
made of any law of the United
States at present, and the only

To the Editor:
I take issue with .the basic as-
sumption of Professor Condliffe
that the great European powers are
leading Asiatic nations towards
freedom and self-government. What
Britain has been doing in India,
is to place all types of obstructions
in the path of progress and inde-
pendence. The very fact that she
holds India against her will and
by force of a navy, army and air'
forces is sufficient proof.
Certainly Will Durant is human,
no true philosopher could be in-
different to human good or ill, the
incarceration of more than 60,000
public spirited, patriotic men and
women often without trial, the
total suppression of the Indian
press, of the right of free speech
and assembly would raise the anger
and deserve the condemnation of
any liberty loving individual. How
is it to be expected, seeing that
Will Durant is not a British im-
perialist, that he should approve
of the indiscriminate clubbing of
unarmed, unresisting and peaceful
men and women in their own coun-
try by a foreign military machine?
I can not expect even Professor
Condliffe to approve of such insane
measures against a non-resisting
people, although his natural sym-
pathies may be for ruling other
peoples against their will, provided
of course that the ruling be done
by European and preferably British

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To the Editor:
Michigan, Monday night in her
game against Northwestern, came
nearer jeopardizing her honored
claim as the champion of good{
sportsmanship than ever before.
The student mob, not content with
booing Northwestern's obvious and
called fouls, hooted indiscriminate-
ly the baskets legitimately made.j
Since it is the captain's privi-
lege to question the referee con-
cerning any decision, and act-
ing Captain Altenhof took ad-
vantage of this right but a cou-
ple of times, it is more evident
than not that the team as a whole
saw the legitimacy, if doubtful, of
such fouls as were called. We won-
der how many persons in the stands
saw the game as clearly or as un-
derstandingly as the players.
There have been times in basket-
ball circles when the referees have
called fouls on the crowds for their
disturbance, to be played off by
that same team they were so anx-
ious to have win. It spoke well for
the coolness of the referees under
such brutish opposition that they
didn't adopt the same policy, with
the probable result of an unparal-
leled mob scene with its accom-
panying injuries and trammelling.

(Fooled You That Time,-
It Really Is)
* * *
Word has just come in that a
large percentage of the girls in one
of our campus sororities doesn't
think this column is as amusing as
lit used to be.
Sorry, I can't start any re-
forms because of the opinions
of any sorority which would
admit that a large percentage
of its members reads this col-
* * *
I want to know what was going
on at 10:00 o'clock yesterday morn-
ing in room 1035 A. H. Such a
clapping and cheering and laugh-
ing I never did hear. Why it woke
me up and pretty near scared me
off of my perch on one of those
hall radiators, completely ruining
my whole morning. If this goes on,
I shall be forced to start a More
Consideration On The Part of the
Faculty Campaign, petitioning them
not to tell such funny jokes. Both
my somnolent ire and my profes-
sional jealousy are aroused.
* * *
And that reminds me, I wish
to publish a record for all to
shoot at. Day before yesterday
a gent slept for three and one-
half hours on one of those
radiators that flank the front
entrance of A. H. Any attempt
to beat this by sneaking in
there at night will be ruled out
by the committee on cheating
and the perpetrator disbarred
from future competition.
* * *
And, fellows, would you believe
it? They still haven't done anything

To the particular performances:
Irving Cooper was noisy, hilarious
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Miss Chapel and Mrs. Allen to es- --
tablish credibility on a high level,
The presence in the production of
these two particular renderings I
am absolutely at a loss to under-
stand. Nor do I know where to
properly place the blame. I feel no
necessity about the flaws being
there. Hence the criticism.
Gurney Williams plodded through
the part of Lyman Williams in a
dull, absolutely colorless manner,
appearing to somehow resent his
own appearance on the stage. This
small part seemingly could have
been played without conspicuous
dullness by anyone of a half-dozen
students. Last evening it seemed a
piece of stage mechanism and its
drabness spoiled tempos and called
attention to itself.
Edward Fitzgerald is a very earn-
est actor capable of very fine work
(as last summer's "The Criminal
Code" evidenced). But a previous
production this year, that of "Rol-
lo's Wild Oats," showed him to be i
quite seriously limited as far as
comedy was concerned. His very
earnestness (which shows) is the
limitation. His whole manner never
gets free of a somewhat depressing
seriousness. His voice is always a
little strained. His posture never
.gets s t r a i g h t and abandoned
enough to make him pictorially
convincing in his banter with Sara.
Though he clearly carried the part
along and made no difficulties for
people playing to him, I think that
because of certain limitations in
hiis temperament he was mis-cast.
Another suggestion: Mildred Todd
would have made Mrs. Jaffery's few
minutes in the first act very fine,
almost perfect. Instead they were
commonplace; one didn't mind
them. The two butlers needn't have
been so badly made up and needn't
have played so "low" comedy. Jose-
phine Timberlake and Harold Seder
gave very adequate performances,
a similar excellence in both of them
being a very fine stage voice.
I have no space or desire for con-
clusions. Unless it be that I am
aware I have granted the defects
of the production space in some
disproportion to the virtues. I
merely wished to express a bewild-
erment that has been piling up
over four semesters probably: that a
Play Production's work cannot get I

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