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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, JANUARY, 30, 1931

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Contributors ac asked to be brief,
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words ifpossible. Anonymous com
munications will he dsregarded. The
names of commniicant s wil, howwer,
be regarded as conbdential, upon re-
quest. Letters published should not be
construel as expressing the editorial
opinion of The Daily.
To the Editor:t
Students in the introductory1
course in psychology have been re-
quested to contribute, voluntarily,1
their opinions as to the practica-
bility of the laboratory period sup-
plemented to the course for the
first time this year. Throughout the
semester numerous complaints have1
been heard concerning the step
taken by the psychology depart-
ment; and almost without excep-
tion criticism has been destructive.
The elementary course consists of
the text, one lecture, one recita-
tion, and one three-hour labora-
tory period each week. For this,
three hours credit is given.
From the viewpoint of the stu-
dents, it would not be difficult to
ascertain prematurely the conclu-
sions which the department will re-
ceive as to the advisability of mak-
ing the laboratory part of the
course. If questioned as to the or-
der in which the text, recitation,
lecture, and laboratory p h a s e s
should be made, the students un-
doubtedly would place laboratory
work far down the list, making it,
so to speak, a relatively unessential
feature. Summing up these objec-
tions, it would be found their criti-
cism is aimed at the length of time
that must be devoted to experi-
mental work; that the three-hour
period is not sufficient time to
complete experiments; that the de-
partment's method in conducting
and defining the procedure to be
followed is not explicit, not de-
tailed enough to give the student
a workable basis upon which to pro-
ceed. But the main objection which
students will be found to offer is
that the laboratory is not impor-
tant enough to warrant its contin-
uance.
Some of the objections are not
without foundation. It is true that
the present arrangement has proved
unsatisfactory, inasmuch as stu-
dents, almost wholly without ex-
ception, are compelled to return to
complete experiments, taking up
time which far exceeds the allotted
period. This is true with most lab-
oratory courses, one will admit, but
those .who complete experiments in
three hours constitute a minority.
It has been stated above that
three hours is not sufficient time.
But as to the method of conducting
C and defining procedure, the de-
partment is not at fault. Similar
situations will exist wherever radi-
cal changes are instituted into an
already smooth-working machine;
and it is only natural that such a
condition should prevail here, espe-
cially when this procedure has been
a working force only four months.
This condition will be less notice-

MUSIC AND DRAMAj
PADEREWSKI AT THE FESTIVAL
According to an announcement
made by Dr. Charles A. Sink, presi-
dent of the Michigan School of
Music, Ignace Paderewski, the dis-
tinguished Polish piano virtuoso,
has been prevailed upon to extend
his American tour for one month
in order that he may appear as so-
loist at the Friday evening concert.
of the May Festival. This exten-
sion of his American visit was
brought about as the result of ne-
gotiations which have been carried
on for a number of months.
After a prolonged illness, Pader-
eski came to this country last No-
vember robust in health and has

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1931'
Might Aditor -JOHN D. REINDEL

THE SENATE OPPOSES.

Although the Senate opposition
forces have been defeated on sev-
eral occasions, they have again
seized upon an item that is almost
trivial and with much talk about
"humanity" in general, they have
determined to create appropriations
for federal relief work in several
mid-west states, particularly since
the refusal of the Red Cross to ac-
cept the administration of a $25,-
000,000 fund.

since been astoundng auidences
with the breadth. of his programs
and the astonishing vitality of his
execution. He is to be the soloistl
at the Friday evening concert ofI
the Festival and for the first time
in years an instrumentalist will be
prominent in what has come to be
thought of as the gala night of the
Festival series. He will be heard
with orchestra under Frederick
Stock in an concerto as yet unan-
nounced. Negotiations for the other
soloists to appear in the Festival
are still being carried on and an-
nouncements are pending.
PAUL ROBESON.
A man whose extraordinary sens-
ibility has adapted itself to a suc-
cessful athletic career, the pa'rt of
Emlneror Jones and the part of
Othello appears Monday night in
his deepest, most genuine role, as
the interpreter of the marvellous
songs of his people. Paul Robeson
is one of the thrilling concepts of,
this age and his presence Monday
night on the stage of Hill auditori-
um is one of the finest events in
the present Choral Union Series
His program for Monday night
includes in addition to the collec-
tion of spirituals several excursions
into classic songs. This type of at-
tempts is new with Robeson this
year and will add interest to the
evening. The program follows;
Go Down Moses
Git on board, li'l chillen
Deep River
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
Water Boy
Didn't it rain
Dere's a man goin round taking
names
I want to be ready
Steal Away.
Joshua fit do battle ob Jericho
Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur. . .
.Beethovenf
O Isis und Osiris. ....Mozart
Passing By................. Purcell
The Two Grenadiers....Schumann

There was absolutely no literary
reason for the publication of the]
present Inlander. It is dedicated
to the theatre and yet contains no 314
attempt at a sane and serious deal- -
ing with modern dramatic prob-
lems, of which it is safe to say there
are quite a few which deserve such
treatment. It contains two one-act
plays of some merit, an experience
f the poetry of Edith Sitwell which
defies criticism, an unimportant
and meaningless specious article on
the New York theatre, two poems
just as unimportant, an article by
Jesse Bonstelle which appears to
have been dashed off while waiting
for a train and a thoroughly bad
and inexcusable short stoy which
is quite the worst of any I can
remember as appearing in the In-
lander. Unless the dedication was
conceived as a magnificent gesture
on the part of the editors dorie
purely through love of the theate
it would seem that it necessitated
a serious and somewhat lengthy
lead article dealing with one Of
dozens of questions. This howevr
is a matter of editorial policy pe
haps and cannot be criticized. Btt
lacking this article, there shoud
have been at least something else
of merit to justify the dedicatiowl
That there is not is obvious at first'
reading.
Despite the shoddy presentation
last evening, Harold Courlander's
"Setebos Laughs" possesses a bodily
naturalistic merit. Helen Fortune's
"Judgement Day,, is perhaps more
strictly in theatrical convention of
crises and climax. Neither of them
however justify the Inlander. "Al-
chemy" is a type of writing which
if regarded rightly as having no
particular value unless one is inter-
ested in the psychology of Dorothy
Boillotat (which is perhaps a very
interesting study), may be enjoyed,
but it becomes insidious if it is con-
sidered as a critical. work. Such im-I
pressionistic criticism is the horror
of the more serious literary breth-
ren. Anyone who has read his NTew
York Times consistently for the
past few months (and especially on
Sunday's) could have gathered what
Victor Rabinowitz perceived in his
holiday study of the New York
theatre. The failure of the New
York theatre to produce anything
of value as measured on either
Swinburne's or Archer's standards
is tea-talk by this time. Here is in
fact (if the suggestion is allowed)
a suitable issue for a lead article.
"Experimentation in the Theatre"
contains facts which may be of
value, but in a critical review, facts
should be related and measured.-
And then we come to "David Sloan."
S. S.F.
SYNTHESIS.
FESTIVAL: by Struthers Burt:
published by Charles Scribner's
Sons New York: Price $2.50: Re-
view Copy courtesy of Slater's
Book Store.
Without much publicity or much
general attention, Struther Burt
has continued his literary activity
until in retrospect he looks very
like a major figure among Ameri-
can writers of fiction. He has al-
ways had enough literary talent to
do justice to his intentions. And
that, of course, is reason enough
for writing. His intentions in this
new novel are important. He is
critical of certain values that have
appeared and re-appeared in the
literature of the age. His central

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But behind all this talk of "hu- able next semester, and still less
man suffering," there is a still very noticeable the next semester. If one
distinct threat of filibustering and could but realize the amount of
holding up the appropriations bills work and time spent in formulatig
until such relief agencies shall have plans for such a change, criticism
been formulated. on this point would be practically
nil.
There may be some grounds for But the main objection is unwar-
such speeches as that of Senator ranted. Dr. Ford, of the psychology
Joseph T. Robinson who asked department, in an interview pub-
"that senators with a spark of hu- lished Jan. 16 in The Daily, ad-
manity repudiate this policy, that vances an excellent argument in
no action whatevery shall'be taken
in this time of national distress," justification of the laboratory. His
bu thsoundmorelikeatheamidistr conclusions stated that "the stu-
but it sounds more like the minister dent is enabled to judge for himself
who, when he could not think of of the t.ruth of laws which he would
anything to say, just shouted. otherwise have to accept arbitrari-
Senator Robinson's argument is ly; that he is better able to com-
merely that the $10,000,000 fund prehend theories when he can see
which is being raised by public do- them demonstrated," and that lab-
nation is not nearly sufficient for oratory training "will prepare him
the tremendous amount of work to cope with frauds that are based;
which must be done along relief on pseudo-psychological princi-
lines. plcs." Laboratory methods, he add-
These arguments would seem ed, "tend to explode fallacies and,
rather foolish when one considers strengthen substantiated theories,"
that, probably more than any other pointing out that "the person with
organization in the country today, laboratory training in psychologyy
the Red Cross is in first hand con- is bctter' prepared to analyze the
tact with local conditions. Who, mcrits of this system than the one
other than such an organization, is without it." Dr. Ford's arguments
able properly to judge the expendi- are invulnerable. It is a well-knownl
tures which must be made for re- fact that improvements are neces-
lief? Certainly not a United States sary but in this case they cannot
senator, even though he may come be immediate.
from one of the states most criti- With this in mind, it would be
cally exgangered by the drought interesting to note the conclusions
and business crisis. that will be received by the psy-
The people of the United States chology department---if they were1
have responded generously to the to be made public.
appeal of the Red Cross and this A. G.

A Dissonance ............. Borodin figure, Dorn Griffiths, a banker who
The Captive ........ Gretchaninow decided to retire in middle age that
he may "live," has been done in
STUDENT RECITAL 1 vicious caricature by Sinclair Lewis.

Frances Peck, student of Profes-
sor Maud Okkelberg of the School
of Music, is giving her graduation
recital this afternoon in the Men-
delssohn Theatre to begin promptly
at 4:15. The program follows:
Prelude and Fugue in C
Sharp Minor ............ Bach
Intermezzo Opus 117 .......Brahms'
Capriccio Op. 76 ........... Brahms
Tambourin .... Rameau-Godowsky
Elegie ......... Rameau-Godowsky
Thirty-Two Variations on
a theme in C Minor.. BeethovenI
Quatre Contes Op. 26....Medtner
Etude, Op. 8 No. 1 .......Scriabine
Oiseaux Tristes ............. Ravel
El Vito..........Manuel Infante
LYSISTRATA
The classic revival that was a
popular success comes to the Cass
Theatre for a two weeks run open-
ing next Monday night, in its rol-
licking contemporary adaptation by
Gilbert Seldes, its Norman Bel
Geddes sets, Humphrey-Weidman
corps de ballet, and Leo Ornstein

Dorn's daughter, Delice, dazed by
the bewildering thinking that is be-
ing done today about love and mar-
riage, is similarly recognizable. The
group of people who are promiscu-
ous on Lake Como are quite clearly
Ernest Hemingway drinking futil-
,ists,
Dorn's period of "life" after re-
tirment consists (except for the
realization he wins of the ridicu-
lousness of a Platonic love affair
he had been having for twenty-
five years) primarily of participa-
tion through understanding in the
life of his daughter Delice. When
Delice finally finds a solution in a
permanent marriage with an hon-
est man, Dorn finds his solution by
deciding to enter American politics.
The writing and the thinking it
takes to make such a solution for
Dorn valid even for a moment are
both very interesting. Burt's at-
tempted resynthesis is for me la-
bored and quite unconvincing. But
it deserves respect.
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organization, in close contact with
conditions in the drought areas,
has estimated that $10,000,000 will
be sufficient. It would be more ex-
pedient to let the Red Cross handle
its own job, confident that it has
enough funds to complete the task,
and for the Senate to settle down

Much is made in California of
the report that Dr. Einstein now
and then eats with his knife. Well,
just so as he doesn't draw theories
on the tablecloth.
-etroit News
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