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THE MICH I GAIN DAILY

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1931

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accomplished, hopeful as to the
future. They will lay before their
people a scheme for a United States
of India, an organic law, resembling
our own Constitution, by which
that country hopes to convert her
provinces and independent states
into an orderly federation which
now comprises some 320,000,000 in-
habitants. They will lay before a
heterogeneous public, already di-
vided by two factions, Hindus and
Moslems, by prejudices both reli-
gious and racial, a promise of sub-
sequent dominion status, with re-
sponsible self-government. T h e y
will carry to their countrymen the
message of King George: "You have
opened a new chapter in the his-
tory of India."
But the question remains: Will
the extremist followers, with Ma-
hatma Gandhi as their leader, ac-
cept the labours of their conference
representatives? Or will this new
chapter in India's hiftory, enunci-
ated by the king, remain open? Or
is it to be kept sealed, perhaps
with blood? This is an answer
which only the element of time can
foretell.
Great Britain's policy, the result
of months of effort, seems liberal,
but liberal insofar as the term
can be defined by those at the helm
of the British Commonwealth of
Nations. By its architect, Lord
Chancellor Sankey, its interpreter,
Premier Ramsay MacDonald, the
policy grants amnesty to political
prisoners. It agrees to the partici-
pation in negotiations, preparatory
to the establishment of government
in the Asian sub-continent, of In-
dian nationalists. The franchise is
to be extended. Religious and caste
restrictions are to be abolished.
But more important than all these,
the British government is to retain
control of finance, foreign affairs,
and defense.
It is an inherent British tenden-
cy of possession, further aiming to
extend its power over the face of
the globe, versus the pleadings of a
continent for self-government; and
it is an inherent tendency of the
British race not to meet demands
squarely unless the utmost pressure
is brought to bear versus Indian in-
sistance upon overt liberty. But in
retaining control of India's financ-
es, foreign affairs, and defense, the
British government will meet with
rong objections; and undoubtedly
it will particularly invite disfavor
of the nationalists. There is, how-
ever, some merit to be found in
the plan. When India has proved
conclusively that the various races
and religious groups can ably guide
their nation, then Great Britain
will withdraw. It is hard to believe
that this would not be so, since
already she has pledged India do-
minion status, with responsible self-
government. It remains, however,
to see exactly to what extent Mr.
MacDonald's policy will be received;
whether favorably, as it was with
the delegates in London, or wheth-
er, with some ground conceded her.
the Indian nation will refuse to
accept the newly constructed gov-
ernmental framework. Whatever,
the result, there are two great prob-
lems which yet remain to be solved:
first, the support of the Indian
nationalists, led by Gandhi, must
be secured; and, second, the con-
troversy between Hindus and Mos-
lems over proportionate representa-
tion in the new legislature, a dis-
pute which flamed at the round-
table conference, must be settled.
On the solution to these problems
rests India's immediate welfare.

Campus Opinion
Contributors ate aked to be brief,
coiitiiiin,rthenai seix to less ,that. 300
words if possible. Anonymus coo-
muiiications Wil lite disregarded. The
names of commmtnicats wi, however,
he regarded as cotl'jential, opon re-
(qulest.rotters published should not.be
constr Ted as epressing the editorial
opinion of Trhe D)aily.

but obviously the judges can cer-
tainly entertain it. {CAND
My idea, however, is that the USI _ N
speaker has failed to realize the
values of these social activities
which not only attract more mem- SOIREE DRAMATIQUE
ers to the church, especially the One or two nights during the
S tear the Cercle Francais presents
youth, but also provide a clean and a group of French plays. The Cer-
invigorating atmosphere. G tle, of course, is not a dramatic
club and their plays do not, as a

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1931
Night Editor-JOHN D. REINDEL
THE NADIR OF CAMPUS
ORGANIZATIONS.
Last Sunday's editorial, "The

To the Michigan Daily:t
You have a way of showing me
up that is deplorable! So often I
go to the concerts and so far forget
myself as thoroughly to enjoy
them, and rush eagerly for The
Daily the next morning, hoping to
find that I had not made a mistake,
but more often finding a sharp
criticism of my terrible taste. You
are undermining me, my dear sirs.
Does nothing suit you?
I'm so sorry now -since reading
Mr. Gorman's scarcely-a-review of
Mr. Shawn and his assistants -
that I looked forward to their com-
ing with such plebeian enthusiasm;
and what makes it worse, their two
hours' program could have extend-
ed hours longer and made me hap-
py.
Would you not be doing many
such as I a great favor if you were
to publish before the program,
your review? (In Mr. Shawn's case,
you surely could have done that,
since you obviously have very defi-
nite, immovable ideas concerning
that gentleman and his wares. And
I might add that that goes for Mr.
Gabrilowitsch too.) You could thus
save us from ourselves, and, if we
do not return our ticket, we can
sit through the program in what
we know (thanks to your kind fore-
thought) is the approved curled-
lip style.
I'm just trying to give you proper
appreciation in this letter. And
don't think that you can feel half
so sorry for my plight as I feel for
myself! In consequence of my
hopeless attitude, I must of course
sign myself as one of the
Hoi Polloi.
Sir:
A word on your altogether too
bland remarks regarding the per-
formance in Hill Auditorium last
Saturday evening. Some of your
very meticulous criticism of past
events certainly suggested that you
might, on just occasion, blow the
works, i. e. when something of a
sort came along that would break
down the conventions of even your
words. Case in point was Clair-
bert, but she was a lady. Now after
reading your column Sunday morn-
ing, it is evident that you are thor-
oughly incompetent to man the
guns for us. I am not writing on
the Shawns, sir, I am writing in
the interest of a community, for an
Absolute Merciless Belligerent Stop-
Gap Criticism that will to some ex-
tent at least help keep our halls
clear of such-like discarded junk.
One explanation for your deplor-
ably apologetic approach (since you
have shown liberal signs of sensi-
bility in the past) is that, while
your original reaction was probably
:f righteous indignation and out-
rage, when it came to words, you
were goaded into an inferior timid-
ity about the whole affair, due no
doubt to the recollection of the
general reception accorded the al-
leged dancers by the alleged dis-
criminating audience. For there
was Applause, sir, and Encores.
From the collegians perhaps who
probably didn't understand this
here now high-brow stuff about
Plato and divine idiocy, but as fer
that there Osage-Pawnee Indian
Pow-Wow, they hadn't seen any-
thing like it hereabouts since the
days of the old Rose of Arizona
Michigan Op'ries.
Yours, X.

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Editorial Comment
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AFTER GRADUATION - BACK
TO THE LEVEL.
(Daily Illini)
There is a very Amercan feeling
of distastefulness towards what, to
make it more distasteful, is known
as "snobbishness."
In its more popular connotation
the word infers the superior airs
and ways of the wealthier classes,
although it generally applies to one
who seemingly demonstrates any
indications of a superior mein.
But the truly intelligent and edu-
cated man will not flaunt his su-
periority, if he attempts to, he gen-
erally demonstrates that he is false.
It is this inability to cope with;
something which the intelligent;
nan won't or does not care to ex-
pose that causes the epithets of
'crack," "grind," "queer," or "cyn-

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rule, rate among the dramatic mas-
terpieces of the campus, but be-
cause they are popular works and
are given in the original French,
many people on the campus find
them interesting and entertaining.
Although there were several shin-
ing lights, Wednesday evening'sI
performances were mediocre drama.
"Franches Lippees" could have
stood more polishing, more prac-
tice on the proper stage positions.
George Meader was too oratorical
in his part as the waiter. The best
performance was given by John
O'Neill, who played his part with
the same ease and good comedy
that have been characteristic of
his previous appearances.
Burnette Bradley was the out-
standing member of the cast in
"L'Ecole des Belles-Meres." Miss
Bradley will be remembered as hav-
ing played the part of Eve in the
"Mystere d'Adam," one of the Cer-
cle's performances last year. She
speaks a beautiful French and her
acting is good. Fredick Sack prob-
ably looked and sounded more
"francais" than any other member
of the cast.
From the viewpoint of historical
interest, "Le Cuvier" was the treat
of the evening. It is an old, medie-
val farce, typical of the French
plays of the Middle Ages. The char-
acters were so well made-up that
they seemed to have just walked
out of their farm cottages to play
their parts on the village square.
Although the role was much short-
er, John Spicer played his part with
practically the same degree of
success that he acquired as Mas-
carille in "Les Preciueses Ridicules."
J. J.
THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC TRIO.
The School of Music trio, whose
debut some Sundays ago was so
enthusiastically welcomed by a
large audience, has announced its
second program for Sunday after-
noon in the Mendelssohn Theatre.
The general public is invited to this
concert which is to begin promptly
at 4:15.
The Trio consists of Prof. Was-
sily Besekersky, spending his first
year in Ann Arbor as head of the
violin department, Prof. Hanns
Pick, head of the 'cello department,
and Joseph Brinkman, recently ap-
pointed instructor in the Music
School. They have grouped their
talents with the intention of offer-
ing Ann Arbor a regular series of
concerts in the fine literature for
piano, violin and cello. Their pro-
gram for this Sunday afternoon in-
cludes the Brahms Trio in B Major,
Op. 3 in four movements and Aren-
sky's Trio in D minor, Op. 32 in
four movements. The audience is
respectfully urged to be seated on
time as doors have to be closed
during the first movement.
MAIER AND PATTISON.
A program of interest to Ann
Arbor followers of the popular two
piano ensemble which was one of
the features of last year's May
Festival will be interested to know
that Guy Maier and Lee Pattison,
who are playing together for their
last season, will broadcast a half-
hour program from WJR New York
next Sunday afternoon at 2:30. The
adequacy of the radio to two-piano
recital has been established, since
this same organization has success-
fully broadcast in previous years.
The program for the Sunday after-
noon recital follows:
Andantino, with five variations. .
.. ............M ozart

Prelude, "The Afternoon of a
Faun" .................. Debussy
Pinwheels .............. Duvernoy
Valse .................... Arensky
Tears ..............Rachmaninoff
Spanish Rhapsody ........ Chabrier
MOTION PICTURES AT COLLEGE. I
Smith college, the well-known
school for girls at Northampton,
Mass., has recently announced
plans to join the little motion pic-
ture theatre movement. One of the
prominent auditoriums there has
been equipped with a new projector
and projection chamber. The in-
tention is first to make possible the
exhibition of education films and
adequately illustrated lectures. But
more interesting, the new equip-
ment is going to be used to give
students a more sound and bal-
anced view of the motion picture
as a possible art-medium by show-
ing examples of the movie art of
an unusual or experimental nature
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Lame-duck Array," cited the chron.
ically deplorable estate to whici
several campus organizations have
sunk, a level so low, in fact, thai
they represent a recurring aggra-
vation to students of ordinary de-
cent sensibilities.
The causes for this condition are
not far to seek. In every case, the
organizations were created to ful-
fill needs apparent on the campus
at the time of their inception. Since
that time, however, the original
necessity has either changed or
vanished, the morales of the insti-
tutions have lagged, and in recent
years they have been completely
without adequate excuse for con-
tinued existence, but blindly deter-
mined to carry on if that proceed-
ing involves only waving of hats
and showing of badges. In truth,
these last two gestures have be-
come so much a parcel of campus
activities as to constitute the ex-
clusive business and entertainment
of those engaged in "leading" the
campus.
Not only have these lame-ducks
lacked excuse for being, but in their
efforts to trump up a raison d'etre
they have disclosed the cumber-
some and anachronic machinery
which they have at their command.
Natural spheres of influence have
been swept aside, ludicrous stabs at
leadership are perpetrated, whether
in the course of political fanfare
or in the name of the Christian
religion. It is enough that by their
futile manoeuvres they have laid
bare their weakness and ineffec-
tuality-they have contemplated
and enjoyed the fruits of their
more virile days throughout the
sterile ennui of recent years.
It is high time that a renovation
of real student activities be under-
taken and accomplishce; but it
must be tempered by more courage,
honesty, intelligence and lack of
idle pretension than has heretofore
been characteristic of student lead-
ership. The hesitancy, even reluc-
tance, on the part of those who
purport to lead, thus to commit
political suicide is perhaps as strongl
an indictment of their pueril ere-

To the Editor:
It was quite interesting to hear
the speakers at the International
Oratorical contest. But what in-
terested me a great deal was the
fact that the judges, two of whom
were members of the faculty, were
the regular old believers who en-
tertain the idea that religion should
make monks of us all.
rhis inference was drawn from
their judgment. One of the speak-
ers who was given the second prize
delivered his oration by reading a
thesis entitled, "The Social Evasion
of Religion." His subject matter
was a criticism of the American
churches for devoting so much of
their buildings and time to social
purposes, such as parties, discus-
sions and athletics, and only a
small part of their building for ac-
tual religious purposes.
In order to show the extremes of
his case he had to pick an excep-
fira I hl-h s -i h h nn-imr

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