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'THEMICHIGANDAILY . _ _ __ _ _

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by the Board in Control of Student Publications.
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Tublication of all news dispatches credited" to it 'or not otherwise
eredited in this paper and the local news published herein.
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Offices: Ann Arbor Press Building, Maynard Street, Ann Arbor,
Michigan. Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 21214.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone 4925
MANAGING EDITOR
RICHARD L. TOBIN
Editorial Director ..........................Beach Conger, Jr.
City Editor ....... .... .............«.......:...Carl Forsythe
ewe Editorr.«.«.......... .................David M. Nichol
Sports Editor :............................Sheldon 0. Fullerton
Women's Editor ..................;......Margaret M. Thompson
oreen Reflections.........................Bertram J.TAskwith
Assistant News Editor.........., ...............Robert L. Pierce

nk- B. Glibreth J
ad Goodman
Karl Seiffert

NIGHT EDITO
J. Cullen enn

RS
iedy James Inglis
Jerry . Rosenthal
George A. Stauter

Wilber J. Myers
ran Jonet

anley W. Arnheim
awson E. Becker
homas Connellan
amuel G. Ellis
amuel L. Finkle
>uis B. Gascoigne
orothy Brockman
iriam Carver
eatrice Collins
ouise Crandall
aie Feldman
rudence Foster.

Sports Assistants
John W. Thomas
REPORTERS
Fred A. Huber
Norman Kraft
Roland Martin -
Henry Meyer
Marion A. Milezewski
Albert H. Newman
E. Jerome Pettit
Georgia Geisman
Alice Gilbert
Martha Littleton
Elizabeth Long
Frances'Manchester,
Elizabeth Mann

John S. Townsend
Charles A. Sanford
John W. Pritchard
Joseph Renihan
C. Hart Schaaf
Brackley Shaw
Parker R. Snyder
G. R. Winters
Margaret O'Brien
ilillary Rarden
Dorsthy Rundell
Elma Wadsworth
Josephine Woodhams

BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 21214 1
ARLES T. KLINE .... ..........Business Manager
RRIS P. JOHNSON.......................Assistant Manager
Department Managers
ertising............. . . ...... VernonC aishp
vertising Contracts"..... ..... ............Robert Callahan
ertising Service ..............................Byron C. Vedder
lications......... ........................William T. Brown
ulation.......... ...............Harry R. IBegley
ounts ................ ..................Richard Stratemeir
men's Business Manager........................Ann W. Verner

iA Aronson
ert E. Bursley
_n Clark
ert Fipn
na Becker
tha Jane Cissel
evieve FieldA
:ine Fischgrund
Gallmeyer
ry Harriman

Assistants
John Keysee
Arthur F. Kohn
James Lowe
Bernard E. Schnacke
Anne Harsha
Katharine Jackson
Dorothy Layin
Virginia McComb
Carolin Mosher.
He Men Olsen
Helen Schmeede

Grafton W. Sharp
Donald Johnson
Don Lyon
Bernard H. Good
May Seefried
Minnie Seng
Helen Spencer
Kathryn Stork
Clare Unger
Mary Elizabeth Watts

to choose. In modern life this ability is made negli-.
gible, both because of the bewildering number of
things to choose from, and because the pressure from
our collective institutions demands allegiance or out-
lawry. The luxury of liberalism may therefore be
said to exist only in the universities or among the
idle rich. The outlaws cannot afford to be liberal:
they must be radical.
However, even in the universities and among the
rich, liberalism's magisterial flame burns thinly. At
the present time, it would appear that the universi-
ties are too busy making over the rich and the rich
are too busy making over the universities to be
bothered much about this sort of thing. The college
journal must therefore take on an added strength
from the thought that its cause may be lost before
it is begun.
The college journal owes no debt to any class or
institution, save to the university which supports it.
Its financial debt is to the student body. Its second
debt is to the nourishing background of information
and ideaswhich may intellectualize its efforts towards
sanity. Its liberalism consists. in the evaluation of
first principles behind collegiate structure whether
it be athletic, academic, or social. As for criticism
outside of college to borrow a motto from a more
conservative colleague Dulce est periculum. If there
is any sustaining editorial faith it must be a faith in
the natural death of fools. If the liberalism is not
foolish, sensitiveness on the part of the attacked will
inevitably betray that the critical shaft has struck
home. Attack for the sake of attack is destructive
and err on the seamy side. of journalism.
As a social entity, the place of the college paper
is in the world as well as in the college. It must take
its small place in a long and honorable tradition of
courageous service. It must base its claim to exist-
ence on the unbiased direction of the human will to
destroy, not to create, prejudice and fear. By this
only can the elements of improvement and contrast
enter into society. The college paper in its small way
must accept this responsibility inherent in the writ-
ten word.
.'iMUS and DRA MA
CHOPIN: Twelve Mazurkas: played by Ignaz Fried-
man: in Columbia Masterworks Album No. 159.
In 1908, Huneker said of the fifty-six Mazurkas:
"Though they comprise a large and original portion
of Chopin's compositions, they are the least known."
And judging by the apparent infrequency with which
a set of them appears in recitals, they are still not
as familiar as the better Nocturnes, the better Polo-
naises, the Ballades, the Scherzos, and the Etudes.
The superb perfomance by Friedman which
Columbia has issued should be sufficient to convince
the recitalists to reconsider. Huneker quotes Liszt:
"Coquetries, vanities, fantasies, inclinations, elegies,
vague emotions, passions, conquests, struggles upon
which the safety or favors of others depend, all, all
meet in this dance." This selection of twelve proves
this to be quite nearly-so. This simple triple metre
with its displaced accent proves far more flexible,
for example, than the waltz metre. Chopin, by his
artistic exploitation of the metre, makes credible the
quite peculiar fact that in provincial Poland the
peasant Mazurka is used in celebration of the most
varied type of events. The appropriation of the
peasant's measure seems to have done very good
things for Chopin's art. In the idiom there were cer-
tain fairly rigid things which had to be observed:
(the third beat has to be emphatic, the metrical
measure must be complete in six beats, the phrase
must uniformly lie in a stretch of eight bars). These
things (just as in the case of the technical problems
of the Etudes) proved beneficial to Chopin. The
Mazurka form was both too slight and too rigid for
introspective meandering. Chopin's lyricism is given
lucidity and directness by the external dance condi-
tions to which it had to conform. His genius is the
more evident, the more sharply defined by the fact
that he gets lyrical range in a limited idiom. Like a
good dancer, he does many expressive things while
repeating (metrically) the same thing over and over
again; and that unity in variety gives sharper form
than is customary in Chopin, It is very possible that
these miniatures are among Chopin's best composi-
tions.
Friedman should nearly be the model Chopin
player. He modulates tone "color" and dynamics al-
ways tastefully (that is, always with certainty and
with a reason). And his rhythms are a revelation;
he gets the Chopin waving elasticity without losing

rhythmic stability.

NIGHT EDITOR-ROLAND GOODMAN
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1931

ver and

The Navy League
P RESIDENT HOOVER and the Navy are at
odds. Under the caption, "The President and
the Navy," the Navy League of the United
States charges the President with deliberately
starving the navy under a guise of economy,
asserting. that humanitarian and pacific inten-
tions have led him into exhibiting an "abysmal
ignorance" of why navies are maintained. As
a result, the President has demanded of Wil-
liam Howard Gardiner, president of they civil-
ian organization, an immediate apology.)
The whole affair is lamentable. The state-
ment, promulgated at a time when every effort
is being made by the federal government to
reduce expenditures, and to lead the country
out of its precarious position into a more opti-
mistic future, was unjustifiably bitter, lacking
in restraint, and utterly absent of psychology.
On the other hand, the President has shown'
that he is not a politician; if he were, he would
have retorted to the scathing word for word,
blow for blow. But it is difficult for a man of
Mr. Hoover's position to be publicly derided
without penetrating his outward shell. As
someone has termed the words of Mr. Hoover's
reply, "They seem like expressions of injured
pride rather than explosions of righteous in-
dignation."
Again, the President's proposal to subject
the question to an investigation by a committee
of his own appointment, and t9 include in its
membership members of the Navy league,
seems doubtful of attaining success. Charges
and countercharges will follow; and the com-
mittee cannot help exhibiting partisanship in
its efforts to decide the matters. Upon comple-
tion of the investigation, Mr. Hoover expects
Mr. Gardiner "to make public correction of his
misstatedhents and an apology therefor." The
apology may be forthcoming, but it is unlikely
that it will do much to relieve the tension that
already exists.

What's
Going
On
SUNDAY
Michigan-'Sporting Blood" with
Clark Gable, Lew Cody, and Madge
Evans.
Majestic-"The Spirit of Notre
Dame" with Lew Ayres.
Wuerth-"Homicide Squad" with
Noah Beery, Mary Brian.
Concert-Miss Maud Okkelbery,
Prof. of Piano, will present program
at 4:15 o'clock in the Hill auditor-
ium.
University Broadcast-"Infectious
Diseases of Childhood" by Dr.
James D. Bruce, Department of
Post Graduate Medicine. "Univer-
sity News of the Week" by Prof.
Waldo Abbot of the English depart-
ment.
MONDAY
Michigan-"Sporting Blood" with
Clark Gable, Lew Cody, and Madge
Evans. "Royal Family of Broad-
way" with Frederic Marsh.
Majestic-"The Spirit of Notre
Dame" with Lew Ayres.
Wuerth--"Homicide Squad" with
Noah Beery, Mary Brian.
Bursley Luncheon Group meets
at 12 o'clock at the Union.
Lecture-"The Pain of Intermit-
tent Claudication" by Sir Thomas
Lewis, F. R. S. of the 'University
College Hospital Medical school,
London, England, at 3 o'clock in
the Hospital amphitheatre.
University Broadcast-Chariton's
Romance-the First European Nov-
el" by Prof. Warren E. Blake of the
Greek department.
TUESDAY
Michigan-"Sporting Blood" with
Clark Gable; Lew Cody, and Madge
Evans.
Majestic-"The Spirit of Notre
Dame" with Lew Ayres.
Wuerth-"Homicide Squad" with
Noah Beery, Mary Brian.
Lecture-"Noire Specifications for
Large Reduction Gears in Terms
of Physical Units" by E. J. Abbott
at 4:15 o'clok, room 1041 East
Physics building.
Lecture-"Equal Rights and the
League of Nations" by Miss Mar-
garet Whittemore at 4:15 o'clock,
at Harris hall.
Lecture-"What Next in the Phil-
ippine Islands?" by Dr. Joseph R.
Hayden, professor of political sci-
ence, at the first A. A. U.W. Inter-
national elaihs luncheon, at 12
o'clock, League.
University Broadcast-F"How We
Are Able to Measure Intelligence"
by EdIward B.,Greene, instructor in
Psychology.
WEDNESDAY
Michigan-"Sporting Blood" with
Clark Gable, Lew Cody, and Madge
Evans.
Majestic-"Get Rich Quick Wall-
ingford," with William Haines, Er-
nest Torrence, Jimmy Durante, and
Leila Hymans.
Wuerth-"Homicide Squad" with
Noah Beery, Mary Brian.
Organ Recital by E. William Doty
at 4:15 o'clock in the Hill auditor-
ium.
University Broadcast-"Why Lat-
in?" by Prof. Fred S. Dunhan of
the University high school.
THURSDAY
Michigan-"The .Bargain" .with
Lewis Stone, Charles Butterworth,
and Doris Kenyon.

{ Majestic-"Get Rich Quick Wall-
ingford" with William Haines, Er-
nest Torrence, Jimmy Durante.
Wuerth-"Man of the . North"
with Gilbert Roland.
Lecture-"Maya Civilization and
Its Place in American Archaeology"
by Dr. Sylvanus G. Morley, director
of the Chic'hen Itza Project, Carne-
gie Institution of Washington, in
the Natural Science auditorium.
University Broadcast-"R e c e n t
Developments in Aviation" by Prof.
Milton J. Thompson of the engi-
neering department.
FRIDAY
Michigan-"The -Bargain" with
Lewis Stone, Charles Butterworth,
and Doris Kenyon.
Majestic-"Get Rich Quick Wall-
ingford" with William Haines, Er-
nest Torrence, Jimmy Durante.
Wuerth-"Man of the North"
with Gilbert Roland.
University . Broadcast-"What a
Layman Should Know about Archi-
tecture" by Francis S. Onderdorf:,
of the Architecture school.
SATURDAY
Michigan-"The Bargain" with
Lewis Stone, Charles Butterworth,
and Doris Kenyon.
Majestic-"The Phantom of Par-
is" with John Gilbert.
Wuerth-"Man of the North"
with Gilbert Roland.
Football-Indiana-Michigan at 2

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W. J. G.

THE ELSHUCO TRIO

The depression must be over. Chicago school
teachers who haven't seen a pay check since last April
got a month's salary the other day, possibly as a re-
sult of the rumor that the government is going to
collect all that back income tax from Mr. Capone.
We are glad to hear that the three Minnesota
football players reported to authorities that they had
been approached with bribes to throw the Wisconsin
game. What we can't understand is where the bribers
would have gotten the $1,500 topay them off if they
had accepted.
This Sino-Japanese business has been tough on
the radio and telegraph operators. They're fighting
about the Shupingkai-Chechtiatun-Peaonan railway
iow. S, as in Shupingkai.

The Chamber Music Society of Ann Arbor, which
for the past five years has been attractively impor-
tant in local music life by supplementing the Choral
Union Series with a series of four concerts, opens its
fifth season next Wednesday evening by presenting
the Elshuco Trio of New York in the Mendelssohn
Theatre.
Led by Willem Willeke, whose finest energy has
been devoted to the cultivation of chamber-music in
American since his early days as cellist with the
great Kneisel Quartet, the Elshuco Trio has gained
rapid recognition as one of the finest organizations
in the world. A few years ago they were responsible,
with the help of a few other' artists, for complete
cycles of the chamber music of Beethoven, Brahms
and Schubert.
Mr. Willeke is now the director of the South
Mountain music colony in Pittsfield, Mass., which, as
the seat of the American Maecenas, Mrs. Elizabeth
Sprague Coolidge, has witnessed the most important
American activity in chamber music. The program
for their appearance here Wednesday night has not
yet been announced.
ETHEL BARRYMORE

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EDIIWOIRAL COMMI~ENTI

Ethel Barrymore, inveterate trouper, is at the
Cass Theatre in Detroit this wek in her own produc-
tion of Sheridan's celebrated comedy, "The School
for Scandal." After her brief visit in Detroit, Miss
Barrymore will start a repertory in her own play-
house in New York, with the Sheridan play the first
one to be given.
In each generation the theater's foremost actress

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