FTHE MICHIGAN DAILY
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RiCHARD L. TOBIN
itorial Director ..«... ..... ... ........Beach Conger, Jr.
ty Editor r...........................Carl Forsythe
ws Editor................................David M. Nichol
orts Editor ....................... ....Sheldon C. Fullerton
omen's Editor.........................Margaret M. Thompson
reen Reflections.. . .................Bertram J. Ask with
sistant News Editor............... .......... Robert L. P'iet'le
'rank B. Glbreth J. Culen Kennedy James Inglis
rand Goodmn, Denton C. Kune Jerry E. Rosenthal
Karl Seiffert George A. Stat~ter
three years past the people have voted against Pro-
hibition in every state referendum, and in the Liter-
ary Digest Poll and in every newspaper poll. Accord-
ing to one report no less than seven of the eleven
members of the Wickersham commissioners were wet.
According to another report all but one of the eleven
commissioners condemn prohibition.
LAST WEEK'S BEST SELLERS
The Wave, by Virginia Woolf. (Harcourt, Brace &
American Beauty, 'by Edna Ferber. (Doubleday
Doran & Co.) $2.50.
Judith Paris, by Hugh Walpole. (Doubleday Doran
& Co.) $2.50.
Companions on The Trail, by Hamlin Garland.
(Macmillan Co.) $2.50,
The Epic of America,. by James Truslow Adams.,
(Little Brown & Co.) $2.50.
Shadow on The Rock, Willa Cather. (Knopf.) $2.50.
Two People, by A. A. Milne. (Dutton) $2.50.
The American Epic, by James. Truslow Adams.
(Little Brown & Co.) $2.50.
These Thirteen, by William Faulkner. (Cape and
Most Women, by Alec Waugh. (Ferrar and Rine-
The Wild Orchid, by Sigrid Unds'et. (Knopf) $2.50.
Yesterday was the great day of
Senior Class elections. Ho hum.
One might be led to suppose by
this circumstance that almost any
time now there would be a new class
secretary, president, and all those
things. The fact is, however, that
we shall probably never know
whether there are or not. We sin-
cerely hope that we won't be hurt-
ing anyones feelings when we say
that we don't care.
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SUBSCRIBE TO THE MICHIGAN DAILY
John W. Thoma
er J. Myers
y Arnhelm James Krotozyner
Bagley Norman F'. Kraft
n E. Becker Robert M rritt
as Connellan Henry Meyer
R. Cooper Marion Milezewaki
M. Harrison Albert Newman
)n Helper Jerome Pettit
h Hoffman John Pritchard
blne Woodhams Beatrice Collins
te.Cummings Ethel Arehart
by Brockmnai Barbara Hall
Wadsworth susan Manchester
rie Thomson Margaret O'Brien
a Geisman Louise Orandall
John S. Townsend
Charles A. Sanford
G. R. Winters
'By this time, seniors in this
grand old institution are so ac-
customed to the trbdition which
makes them hand ever their
dues every year to support the
hard-working campus politi-
cians, that the annual furor
caused by the disappearance of
the class funds immediately
after graduation has died away
to a murmur-not even a very
good murmur. And there we
may allow the political situa-
tion rest in peace.
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T the little girls toy with their
long, slim holders-let them park
scented cigarettes with their powder
compacts."That 's thtI ein fdr you
to go'in for a'REAL MA'S smoke.
And what can that
be but a PIPE!
}: about a time-proven,
stincts. You become
attached to it-like
She won't borrow the way it clears
your pipe! your head, stirs your
imagination, puts a keen edge on your
And you know the heights of true
sndking satisfactibk W cfdk
your pipe filled with E ev'!t.___
thefip"t 1Pn i #ma''"n."oP
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NIGHT EDITOR-KARL SEIFFERT
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1931
rRATERNITIES, facing one of the most seri-
ous financial problems of their history, brought'
out by the simultaneous descent of de'ferred
fshing and the depression, are forced to be as
ugal as possible for the next year.
Consequently, the plan presented by Howard
>uld, secretary-treasurer of the -council, that fra-
rnities co-operate in the buying of food, was met
th enthusiasm by most of the houses.
At a special meeting of the ouncil held last
onth, co-operative buying was discussed, met
th general approval, and was referred to a com-
ittee who were to investigate prices of various
Although co-operative buying would undoubt-
ly be an excelknt economic move, the council
ould profit by the mistakes of other Universities
d enter the plan cautiously. The system has
en and is working at certain schools very much
the benefit of the fraternities.
Stanford has one of the few successful methods
co-operation. Approximately 15 houses unite
d each deposits $200 in a joint account. This is
pt in reserve and used only in case some house
ls to pay their share of the food bill promptly.
this occurs, their reserve money is used and the
use expelled from the buying unit.,
With excess capital in a joint account, whole-
le houses feel reasonably sure that they will be
id for their merchandise and will do business
th the unit at a considerable discount.
If co-operative buying is tried at the University
Michigan, some plai sinilar to this wif ' have to
used. Fraternities do not want to enter into
y sort of a buying group with' other houses if
ey feel that, due to bankruiptcy,'they would have
pay a food bill of somn'e other-house.
Dealers, on the other hand, will not do business,
a discount, with a group of fraternities who as
group, have no sort of financial° stability.,
AT THE MAJESTIC
It's a rare day in Ann Arbor when two grade "A"
pictures hit the old place at the same time, but that's
exactly what the situation is at the present. "Monkey
Business," with the Four Marx Bros., needs no intro-
duction and little or no reviewing. But Ann Hard-
ing's latest vehicle, "Devotion," is neWer, has had less
ballyhoo, and is the current "A" picture at the
Majestic. We'll tackle the Marxian situation later.
Ann's picture is fifty 'per 'cent Ann ahd fifty per
cent Leslie Howard, for "here, as never before, Mr.
Howard shows a screen audience' how nice he really
was in the stage production "Berkeley Square." He'
has the almost impossible gift 'of drawing admitted
admiration from the collegia4ie male in the audience,
and hess a sure-fire, direct hift with the female b the
species. "Devotion" gives him plenty of opportunity
to display his repressed, and gentiMaily tactics.
But "Devotion" is quite nice iiftself. It's about
the younger of two English sisters wh tires of being
a second rater and getsher adVetbti'e by pretending
she's a cockney nurse-maid and -takhg' dare of Bar-
rister Howard's son. There's enctigh complication,
furtherance and hindrance in the story to supply
three ordinary shows, but it endi up with Howard's
falling in love with the real Arli IHrding a'nd Win-
ning her despite his peculiar wife, an artist and a
hundred intense situations.
The sets in "Devotion" are, English, natural and
grand. Tea is served so often that the usual stagey
feeling about the beverage. disappears. At only one
or two points does the sfory b6e dull; and these
are relieved by decent dialogue Which, in these days
of tripe and cinematic conversation, would make the
show grade "A".' Add Ann Harding, always lovely,
always refreshing, Leslie Howad, and "a pinch of
neat photography and what more cou- you ask for,
Most enjoyable shot: When Barrister Howard,
working late at night, ultimately gives in to drinking
a cup of boullion and going to bed rather than con-
tinue to argue with the devoted Ann Harding dis-
guised as the cockney nurse-maid.
AT THE MICHIGAN
By this time those who haven't heard or seen the
Marxian antics are few indeed. "Monkey Business,"
the Michigan's current output, is the latest of the
triad. "The Cocoanuts," probably the funniest of
them all (because Harpo ate the hotel clerk's tele-
pho~pe and washed it down with the contents of an
ink-well) was succeeded by "Animal Crackers," an
absurdity which most people saw twice and more.
This latest is built along the same structure-the
utter buffoonery of Harpo, the sly Italian accent of
Chico, and the incessant flow of nervy dialogue from
Groucho. It was designed, not for the stage, but
for a somewhat slower motion picture audience, and
the necessary considerations add slap-stick and sit-
uation humor rather thah satire and wit. Some
critics have said that "Monkey Business" is below the
other two. True o untrue, it's still twice as funny
as any other movie in the last twelve months.
Harpo is at his very peak what with the additional
situations and the chance for pantomime highly
magnified. Once he gets mixed up in a nursery
Punch and Judy show aboard a transatlantic steamer
and augments the childrens' -delight by appearing
side by side with the dummies. Again, he comes upon
a harp, frightens the performer away, plays beauti-
fully amid distorted grimaces while scratching the
sole of his shoe.
Chico is trying to persuade a gang leader that he
and Harpo are worth hiring as body guards. "We're
tough," says Chico. And he tells Harpo to hit him
in the jaw just to prove it. Harpo does so, but Chico
doesn't think it's hard enough so he tries to get Harpo
mad by pushing him all dver the room. Harpo takes
it just so long, begins to breathe impassionedly; bares
his teeth and Crosses his eyes to show his intense
anger. Then he Winds u and knocks Chico clear off
his feet. They get the job.
Harpo isn't anyy funnier, however, than Groucho
whose chatter is as idiotic as ever. Zeppo and the
villain are battling in a barn straw pile and Groucho
broadcasts the figt into an old lantern while clam-
bering around in the beams. He is at his best when
he is encouraging a cow, whose stall is at the ring-
side, to "go in there and fight."
Best Situation: Groucho's adventure in the gang-
ster's bedroom clothes-closet to which he says he is,
going to return because he has been insulted. Crack:
"I'm going back in my closet where men are emty
It's a Fine World After All.
Mrs. Jack O'Connell, an Alpena
woman in a dispute with her hus-
band, picked up a sledge hammer
and lammed him over the head
with it while he was in his chair;
as he slumped off the chair and
onto the floor she gave him, three
more hard bumps with the ham-
mer, and then went over to a
neighbor's store and called the po-
lice, telling them she had killed
her husband. The police hastened
pelf melt to her home. Went to the
room the man had been killed in,
found him lying on the floor,
his head against the base board. As
they moved him away from the
wall the dead man groaned, and
then the woman grabbed the ham-
mer and was bound to finish her
job, and the 'police had to hand-
cuff her. The fellow will live, but
look what he will be up against.
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Since we have taken up the ways
of yesteryear and resolved to re-
vert to the good old customs, the
Rolls Artist has become fully rec-
onciled, and one more old familial'
face has returned to our ranks.
Furthermore, it looks as if maybe
our overtures to the ROLLS POETS
CORNER might also result in
something or other. Perhaps, if
we work hard enough now, we can
get things back to the good old
state where the Editor of this thing
doesn't have to labor at all.
As the first offering of the
Rolls Artist, we are overjoyed
to present the following sketch
as an example of his trenchant
wit and devastating insight in-
to matters which concern the
Michigan Campus. We ate sure
that everyone will like his work
-Note: If that doesn't keep
him from asking for a salary,
nobody will ever get a chance
to like his work.
It seems that a fAne fellow named
Jarleb is all set to finish off the
column for today. This is contri-
butor's week and we love it. This
is all for today fromE H
OSCAR THE WONDER HORSE
200-202 E. LIBERTY ST.
leA ! Cvs.I lioi
AtChampagn, Oct. 24
ESTABL I$HED 1843
By Prof. M. Levi.
(This is the first of a series of articles on prohibi-
ion by Professor Levi.)
The prohibition crusade has assumed once more
ormidable proportions. Lecturers are trying to win
ver those who are wavering. Numerous articles in i
ewspapers and magazines champion either the wet
r the dry side. Those who favour prohibition may;
e classified as follows: 1. Sincere prohibitionists.
Fanatics. 3. Bootleggers, gangsters, racketeers,
tc. Of these, the first class deserves great respect.
t is possible to reason with them even though one
nay not come to an agreement.
As for the fanatics, they' are' undoubtedly equally.
incere, but according to the definition of the term
anatic, sincere fanaticism is a matter of unreason
nd every kind of extravagance. No use trying to
eason with fanatics.
The third class, i.e. gangsters, the bootlegger and
acketeers, is also sincere in its own way. Their sin-
Finding a business which thrives
despite depressions and things, the
Rolls Business Executive Dpt. has
decided to open up a Campus Dat-
ing Agency. Any girl in need of
such an organization is entitled to
use this special service feature free.
Such has always been the policy
of this Column. Customers need
only apply at the Rolls Mahogany
Decked Office and ask for the Di-
rector of >Dating. He will supply
her with the necessary registration
card which she is entitled to use
as follows: Pick out a likely look-
ing young fellow and wave wildly
in his direction. Rush over and
show him your card, making such
remarks as you see fit about whom
he knows from your home town,
If, after half an hour, he does not
succumb and ask you for a date,
report him to 4the-Agency, and we
will take such steps as we' consider
fitting to the,situation.
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Rolls positively guarantees
the efficacy of this dept. to no
one over six feet high or who I