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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURS-DAY, OCOr~tQB1F 9,: 120L,-,'_

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MANAGING EDITOR
Chairman Editorial Board
HENRY MERRY
City Editor
Frank E. Cooper
News Editor ...............Gurney Williams
Editorial Director ...........Walter W. Wilds'
Sports Editor ...............Joseph A. Russell
Women's Editor ............ Mary L. Behymer
Telegraph Editor..........Harold O. Warren
Music and Drama.........William J. Gorman'
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NIGHT EDITORS
S. Beach Conger John D. Reindel
Carl S. Forsyther ich ard L. Tobin
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primarily practical or commercial.
As a courageous and timely asser-
tion of this necessity in preparing
for a civilized and sophisticated
society, Chief Justice Hughes's plea
for an intelligence served by learn-
ing is exemplary.
THE SOVIET RAILROADS INDIA
The extension of the Siberian
railroad down into Turkestan, ac-
complished by the Soviet govern-
ment a short while ago, has been
viewed with alarm by the British
government as the beginning of an
attempt to spread propaganda in
India, with better success than in
China, if possible.
The original Siberian road was
built for the purpose of furthering
the cultivation and settlement of
large tracts of unsettled land, as
well as provide an access to the
Pacific ocean. The Soviet govern-
ment, after having meddled in
Persia in an attempt to compete
with the British monopoly there
and failed, is seeking another ter-
ritory to spread its propaganda, as
well as trade.
The recent uprisings and troub-
les in India have no doubt encour-
aged them. The boycott of British
goods' by the natives may have
opened up a ,market for their pro-
ducts. The entire chain of events
cannot but have given the Russian
government hope for further suc-
cess in that field.
At present the railroad, in the
opinion of economic experts, is a
long way from ever becoming a
success, as far as the financial end
is concerned, but it gives the Sov-
iets a decidely strategic advantage.
The two new extensions run down
into Turkestan from the northeast
and northwest, converging at the
southern end of the country, not
in India, but close enough to cause
the British worry enough. What
the English are going to do in re-
taliation, if they intend doing any-
thing at all,.is not quite plain. But
their control in both India and
Persia is menaced by this new de-
velopment, and it may lead to
serious trouble.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1930
Night Editor-DAVID M. NICHOL
EDUCATION REDEFINED
Before the air is entirely cleared
of discussion about orientation and
our purpose 'at the university, it
might be well to reassert a new
definition of education. Chief Jus-
tice Hughes, at a recent Phi Beta
Kappa anniversary, stated that
"Liberal education may be taken
to mean the coming into the in-
heritance of accumulated intellect-
ual riches and the acquiring of
wisdom in their use. Learning is
not its aim so much as intelligence
by learning."
This considered definition, com-
ing from a worldly man of affairs,
is chiefly significant because of the
emphasis it places on the purely
intellectual side of education. Ped-
agogues, and especially psycholo-
gists, seldom approach such rigor-
ness in their demand that educa-
tion should perfect the intellect.
For instance, John Dewey sets a
much broader requirement upon
the educative process by empha-
sizing a re-creation of individual
attitude, when he says: "Educa-
tion is that re-construction, or re-
organization of experience which
adds to the meaning of experience
and which inscreases the ability to
direct the course of subsequent ex-
perience." Certainly this is ex-
ceedingly more naturalistic than
Mr. Hughes's specification.
Mr. Hughes's definition stands
out as a kind of gauge of contem-
porary ideals, and in this respect
it is a landmark against the cur-
rent trend of -curricula-building by
educators with the minds of voca-
tional guidance experts. His state-
ment of the aim of the liberal col-
lege, even though ennunciated by
a thoroughly m o d e r n lawyer,
shares conspicuously in the medi-
cal scholastic conception of educa-
tion as the acquiring and use of
stored-up knowledge, while it re-
flects in a lesser degree the belief
of the modern educator and the
ancient Greek in education as in-
dividual development.
At the present time, our literary
colleges have become quite gener-
alv yand ouite sadl a hvhrid nf

THE POLITICAL PLOT THICKENS
(From the Yale Daily News)
The prohibition problem assumes
a new significance with the com-
ing of congressional and state elec-
tions. Virtually for the first time,
the wet and dry issue has been
precipitated out of the academi-
cian's. test tube and injected into
the active body politic. Candidates
openly advocating a change in the
Eighteenth Amendment are cam-
paigning on wet platforms, and as
in the case of Ambassador Morrow,
Governor Roosevelt, and former
Attorney Tuttle, are holding if not
gaining prestige. A political show-
down on prohibition is imminent.
The problem is chiefly interest-
ing, however, in its relation to the
next presidential election. It seems
certain that the Democrats will
nominate a wet-possibly Gover-
nor Roosevelt. The Republicans, in
writing their plat form, can no
longer use the bubble of prosperity
as a campaign issue, nor can they
without making themselves ridicu-
lous, blame the Democrats for the
present business depression. The
corruption of Tammany is not a
sufficiently nation-wide issue for
capitalization in the Republican
platform. In addition, the Repub-
licans will have to speak in mild
protective phrases on the farm
question after the doubtful success
of Hoover's farm relief plan. And
the series of Soviet scares which
the Republicans have been using as
political red-herrings are as inap-
propriate for platform material as
they are far-fetched in nature.
What major issue is left for the
Republicans?
At present, prohibition seems to
be the only answer. The Republi-
cans will have to come out clearly
and definitely on one side of the
fence or the other. If they come
out dry and Democrats nominate
a wet candidate, without any Cath-
olic entanglements, the voters of
the country will have a fair chance
to express their feelings directly on
the prohibition question. Such a
chance was not offered in the last
presidential election because of the
fact that Republican prosperity
and the desire to maintain the
status quo, coupled with the reli-
gion of the Democratic candidate,
obscured the wet and dry issue. But
with the prosperity bubble so rude-
ly pricked, and the enthusiasm for
Republicanism considerably cooled,
the position of the two parties is
now more nearly equalled, and the
prohibition issue can stride forth
on its own feet.
It is unlikely, however, that the
Republicans will go wet in 1932.1

eaain-Inticnshe ls Si-
shover, or teveseforecaster,
patron's. Just a minute. . ... .. Ah,
just as I thought, but I won't tell
you. Far be it from me to discour-
age the young and hopeful.
No foolin', though, it's high
time some of our public-mind-
ed citizens got together and
started a campaign to move
the University somewhere else.
Maybe that would wake up the
board of commerce and get
them busy on the project of im-
proving the atmospheric condi-
tions.-The lazy things.
CONTEST CONTINUES!
I am overjoyed to find that my
few simple words have moved the
better feelings of some of our con-
temporaries, and caused them to
see the despicabilitude of their
ways. Three letters have I gotten
in two days-a hitherto unprece-
dented occurrence in this office-
which, I think, shows that people's
hearts are in the right place, even
if their chivalry has fallen into
slight disrepair. The following letter
shows at least that I have made the
boys "Chivalry Minded" as they say
in advertising circles. Here is one
of them....
Dapper Dan:
Wish to file application for
one of those medals or some-
thing because:-
While walking out of ilist. of
Art a beautiful coed trod on
my heel. Instead of saying
"Chawmed" or some such tripe,
I snarled over my shoulder,
"Walk off, sap, walk off!" Then
I looked.
It wasn't my fault that it
wasn't Brother Whoosit as
usual. I feel that someone,
somehow owes me some sort of
compensation.
Anathematized.
* * '5
It's too bad Anathema old kid,
but we haven't the authority to
issue the chivalry diplomas for such
episodes, and, as you didn't sock
her in the teeth we can't offer you
the "Men Who Love Michigan"
medal for those who are striving to
better the University by clearing
away the clutter of coeds.
* * *
Here is the next of the contribu-
tions. This shows nothing with
relation to chivalry in itself, but
I am inclined to put the boy on the
list of contenders, merely because
he refrained from feminacide.
Here is his yarn, judge for yourself
what nobility must have been his
to allow her to live . . . . Or if you
deduce from the last line that he
did not, he is equally worthy in that
he removed one who could not but
be a reproach to her sex.
My Dear Toasted:
While I was talking to a
beautiful freshman (There are
too!) says she, "I think the
place where they teach French
has the silliest name, and so
cynical, isn't it? And to my
natural query she replies, "They
tell me it's called the Romance
Languishes."

Aha Mr. Holmes, you'll never
find the body!
Sin merely Yours,
Willie.
Thanks Willie, We're all for you,
kid.
* * *
Since I made the mistake of
letting Elmer get to be an Asst.
Editor, he has made himself a per-
fect nuisance (His only perfect ac-
complishment) with stuff he writes
and won't take the blame for. The
big bully pushes most of the just
opprobrium off onto some innocent
freshman and then walks boldly
abroad clad in a smug smirk and
a funny look, just as if he had
a right to be alive. Take this for
an example-go on, take it! See if
I care.
Dear Dan:
Here's one reason why there must
be freshman rhetoric ....
She filled his thoughts through-
out the day
He told himself it didn't pay
To think so long on just one
girl
In time his mind would be a
whirl.
He tried forgetting for a day,
But soon he knew he'd have to
say
My dreary days will pass in C
vainI

~MUSIC AND DRAMA
TONIGHT: In the Mendelssohn
Theatre continued showing of the
Russian film "Old and New" made
for the Soviet Government by Ser-
gius Eisenstein.
MENDELSSOHN AND MIMES.
From the two seats of campus
theatricals, the Mendelssohn and
former Mimes Theatres, comes a
hum of activity which, ostensibly
at least, indicates an unusual state
of health in the local situation.
The Mendelssohn Theatre is ap-
parently humming with projects.
Two announcements in as many
days have meant the establishment
of several more possible impres-
sarios. Sororities or similar femi-
nine organizations will be allowed
the rental of the theatre in order
to bring professional artists here.
This increase in the number of
possible people who plan projects
will mean increasing activity and -
consequently a richer year of pro-
fessional entertainment. This an-
nouncement seems already to have
materialized in the program of
spirituals to be given Tuesday night
by Edna Thomas, who is being
brought here by a sorority.
The other announcement con-
cerns amateur activity. Some twen-
ty-five women have been selected
as the nucleus for an organization
within the Women's League to
make further use of the League
Theatre. Actually what is meant is
that a limited group of interested
girls will be allowed the recrea-
tional advantages which a theatre
and theatre rooms offer. Their work,
it .is intended, will be entirely in-
formal and in no sense competitive
to the organized dramatic clubs on
the campus. The type of project
that this group is contemplating
is the production of plays with and
for children, the construction of a
marionette theatre, and similar
out - of - the - way entertainments
which good theatre equipment
makes possible.
Both of these innovations seem
to be intended to emphasize the
obvious (but hitherto, one thought,
rightfully insignificant) fact that
the Mendelssohn Theatre is in the
Women's League building. The op-
portunity to become impressarios
is opened only to women; the mem-
bers of the new informal club are
all women. That type of emphasis
sounds questionable.
Meanwhile there are the caress-
ing tones of paint-brushes and
hammers from Mimes Theatre
which is being transformed by the
theatrical enthusiasm and physical
energy of Play Production students
into a building suitable to the div-
ersity of their interests. There are,
it seems, to be many rooms with
double-meanings: class-rooms that
will turn into comfortable lobbies,
offices that are also libraries, etc.
All this in a necessary and valiant
effort by the students to make, at
least for the present, an actually
impossible imaginative leap into
thinking that Mimes Theatre can
adequately house what a University
Theatre could be and is elsewhere.
One cannot help but feel the
somewhat humorous and irrational
contrast between the easy, comfort-
able theatrical advantages and
equipment which the informal
group of women shall enjoy and
the agonies of Play Production in

an attempt to make its advantages
by renovating Mimes.
W. J. G.
LECTURE ON RUSSIAN DRAMA.
Elmer Kenyon of the Nev York
Theatre Guild and National Direc-
tor of the American Drama Asso-
ciation is to lecture on "Modern
Russian Drama" in the Mendels-
sohn Theatre at 4:15 Friday after-
noon.
Mr. Kenyon's lecture is being
sponsored by the Speech Depart-
ment of the University and will be
open to the public.
EDNA THOMAS.
Edna Thomas will be making her
Ann Arbor debut next Tuesday
night when she appears at the
Mendelssohn Theatre. Miss Thomas
is The Lady From Louisiana who
saw in the negro spirituals, creole
melodies, and street cries genuine
art-material to which to devote her
classically trained mezzo-soprano
voice.
Her progranis of these ditties,
stolen out of the streets of New
Orleans, proved fresh, stimulating
entertainment, the "something
new" jaded senses are always look-
ing for. And her American reputa-
tion was quickly made. The New
York World, somewhat awkwardly
enthusiastic over her metropolitan
debut, said "last night the Booth
Theatre posively reeked w i t h

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