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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Published every lrnoing except Monday during the Universit year
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Mfember of the Western Conference Editorial Association.
rhe Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for re.
ication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
lted in this paper and the loca lEne spublished herein.
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ikani. Phones: Editorial, 4925; BIsinIss, 21214.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone 4925
MANAGING EDITOR
RICH-ARD L TOBIN'
rlal Director ....... .... ........Beach Conger, Jr.
Editor.................................Carl Forsythe
Ed.tor .. .............David M. Nichol
:sJFdItpr.................. ..........Sheldon C. Fullerton
fen's Editor .................M.. .. argaret M. Thompson
Uant News Editor ............. .....Robert L. Pierce

the Department of University Relations to mee
evaluate, and coordinate these increasing oppo
tuniitiesfor service, completes the last phaser
the President's organization policy.
Michigan has long been known as a leaderi
the field of education, particularly among tho
universities which rely upon the State for the bu
of their appropriations. A university such as our
with its well-equipped plant and facilities fc
meeting the dernands made upon it, would, if i
possibilities were .permitted to remain latent, fa
to attain a maximum usefulness to society. Suc
schools, as President Ruthven says, lessen, the
effectiveness to "provide a broad and deep founda
tion for living." More and more each year societ
is coming to realize the value of the university
Parents who are outstripped intellectually by the
children no longer believe that it is too late to b
come students. This is revealed in the demand
made by matured persons ; and the function o
adult education, the fostering of extramural an
intramural activities, is the dissipation of this ide
and the retrieving of abilities which secondar
schools fail to develop.
Heretofore, the University has met the' de
mands in a variety of ways more or less related
BFut with the present trend, the University estab
lished a permanent office for meeting the demands
As the President has said, "People have a righ
to look not only for leadership in the education
of youth but also for aid in the solution of practi
cal problems and education for adults. If the citi
zens of the State are coming to appreciate educa
tion as a continuing process, we should welcom
opportunities to serve them."
__________________________1

B. Gilbreth
Goodman
Karl Siffert

NIGHT EDITORS
J. U-ilen Kennedy James Inglis
Jerry i Rosenthal
George A. Stauter

Sports Assistant
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rice Collins
ise Crandall
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NIGHT EDITOR-JERRY E.TOSENTHAL
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 1931

N About
~Iwestern?

T HIS Sunday a Big Ten committee will meet'
at Chicago to draw up a schedule for the post-
eason. charity games among its various members.
fnd we believe at this time that we do not pre.
ume when we present the proposed Micligan-
Torthwestern game as overwhelmingly favored
>y the student body.
There are several reasons why such a game
vould be the most logical. In the first place, Mich-
gan is second- only to Northwestern in the con-
'erence standing today. The gane Saturday will
ave no effect on this standing, and since the com-
nittee cannot wait until after the Minnesota game,
: would be only natural to schedule Michigan and
qorthwestern. Of course, the outcome of the
finnesota game would have no little influence on
Ie proposed schedule, were it to be played in
ime. Minnesota has already played Northwest-
rn, as has Ohio State. What team remains in the
rst division as a contender other than Michigan?
In the second place, the proposed game would
ertainly be a financial drawing card. Since the
ames are all to be played for charity, this consid-
ration is important in drawing up the lists. If
layed at Michigan, the game would take place in
he largest Big Ten football stadium. In Chicago
oldier's Field would probably be available. What
rrangement could be more satisfactory?'
Michigan and Northwestern have not played
ince the well-known 3-2 game in 1925. Last year,
he two teams tied for the Conference champion-
hip. That the game would attract a large crowd,
s well as satisfy the desires of students of both
chopls, there can be no doubt. Both Michigan
nd Northwestern have had hard schedules this
ear, and while some may advocate that both
hould play teams which might not provide such
tiff opposition, the motive of the games would
e lost sight of in this manner. We sincerely be-
eve that both students here and at Evanston
avor such a game, and hope that the committee
vill decide in that manner..

The Major Is Right
(The Detroit Free Press)
Major Basil D. Edwards, R. O. T. C. commandan
at the University of Michigan, was quite right in
declining to approve a request that the \rmistice Da
'Memorial program at Ann Arbor be ope te'd to speak-
ers for the Student Disarmament Committee. A serv-
ice in honor of the dead who gave their lives for
their country should not be disturbed by the clamor
of propaganda and controversy, or by attacks upon
the cause for which they made the greatest of all
sacrifices. The idea that there can be "another side"
to present upon such an occasion could be advanced
only by persons who have allowed their zealotry to
dispossess their reason.
Every endeavor, even an endeavor to promote the
high cause of peace in the world, should be conducted
decently and in 6rder, and with a proper regard for
the time and the occasion. If pacifists and com-
munists desire to set forth their views, there are
plenty of halls in the world for them to hire. It is
not necessary for them to try to muscle in on the
sacred occasions of others who hold different ideas,
and have an equal right to freedom from interfer-
ence.
The wisdom of Major Edward's decision is em-
phasized by the very character of the protest which
Elizabeth Norton, head of the Intercollegiate Dis-
arniament Committee, has nade against it. Miss
Noron says, "Those people couldn't possibly be in
Yavor of peace if they don't want to talk about it."
Thielady appears to have forgotten that while
speech is silver, silence often is golden. If eternal
oratory were a test of devotion then the leather-
lunged demagogue would be our highest type of citi-
zen. But that is a minr point. There is a slur and
suggestion of railing accusation in Miss Norton's
statement that is of the essence of strife and dis-
cord, not of peace. It has no affinity with the soft
answer which turns away wrath. It is more sugges-
tive of the acridity that frequently leads to wars
among nations, and which must be eliminated from
international intercourse before the disarmament
rneasures Miss Norton considers of paramount im-
portance, ever can accomplish anything of real ac-
count for amity. Her words contain a warning of
what might easily have happened had Major Edwards
consented to turn the Memorial meeting into a de-
bate. They also help explain why the day of millen-
nial peace still lies far ahead.
Not The Place For It
(Adrian Daily Telegram)
We are inclined to concur in a conclusion reached
by the Pontiac Daily Press that the plan of The
Michigan Daily to publish aseries of anti-prohibi-
tion articles is improper and ill-advised. The Michi-
gan Daily is a standard-sized newspaper, edited and
published by the students of the University. It is a
member of the Associated Press, and is not only an
exceptionally fine example of student journalism but
is such a 'good all around newspaper that it would
do credit to a number of towns that have less out-
standing dailies published by older and more exper-
ienced newspapermen. ^
The fact remains, however, that in spite of its
size and equipment and news services, The Daily is
not a newspaper in the ordinary sense of the word.
It is a student publication, issued under the super-
vision of the authorities of a university that is sup-
ported by tax money contributed by all classes of
citizens. It cannot be independent, therefore, to the
extent of offending any considerable number of these
-citizens, and a quite considerable number would be
offended if The Daily should proceed with its attack
on prohibition. Another considerable number would
be offended by a defense of prohibition, just as. other
groups would resent The Daily's editorial committ-
ment to the Republicans or Democrats, to a certain
kind of tariff, to a particular religious creed or to any
other issue or policy upon which there is a wide
divergence of thought and opinion.
There is no reason why The Daily should not
discuss prohibition if its, editors feel like doing so-
nearly everybody else is doing it-but for the reasons
stated above we believe the collegians should leave
the settlement of the problem to more experienced
students of the subject. If the members of The
Daily's staff have developed originality and observa-
tion, they will find available many subjects of direct
rnan 'C it, + rac't-fnrar Aiitnrinl -. 1 .4 4 i -.. , r ..

et,
of DRAMA
in
in "A Marriage of Convenience.'
use
lk A Review.
s. Play Production opened the cur-
or rent season of campus dramatics
ts with a highly entertaining and
til well played vehicle.
h A French nobleman and a French
ir gentlewoman contract a "marriage
a- of convenience." Six hundred thou-
y sand francs is to be settled upon
Y, their first son by M. le General,
ir their rich and provincial uncle. M.
e- le Comte intends to continue his
s affair with his Marquise, a lady
with a reputation, and Mme. la
dComtesse still receives her Cheval-
ier, best friend of her husband's,
a whom she had met at a convent
y school. Complications set in when
Mme. la Comtesse finds herself
- falling in love with her husband
3, despite, former vows 'of fidelity to
_ le Chevalier and M. le Comte finds
S. his wife quite intriguing.
t First honors go to Mr. John C.
n Lee Doll. His enactment of the
- count was done with admirable re-
straint and finesse. He had con-
sumate poise, and wore his costume
gracefully. Here was the perfect
e gentleman of Louis XV's time, su-
ave, dignified, and witty. And here
was the deliberate type, the calm
personality of French comedy of
manners.
Mr. Milliken, as the old general,
started at a little too rapid a tem-
po, and didn't leave himself any
emotional reserve. He became en-
t raged too early in the play, and
i didn't allow for a crescendo in tem-
per as the action came to a head
His part was more difficult to play.-
For one, an old man role demands
a more studied effort than does a
r "straight." #Here was the typical
rich uncle, man of the past gener-
ation, thrust into the milieu as a
technical spark to set the fuse of
action sizzling. The very purpose
of the role, and the nature of it,
was a ticklish.
Both women characters were ex-
cellent. Miss Ruth Stesel as Mar-
ton, the maid, seemed a bit fright-
ened at first. As the play progress-
ed, she became more contained,
and turned in a very fine piece of
acting. Martha Ellen Scott as Mme.
la Conitesse was charming. She
fainted just right, and didn't be-
come too emotional in her scenes of
anger and disappointment. There
as exactness and polish in her
work, and a delightful flurry and
zest in her manner.
"A Marriage of Convenience" is
purely a comedy of manners with
a catchy plot. Whether or not Du-
mas ever wrote a play of this na-
ture or not really doesn't add or
detract from it's intrinsic worth as
a play. Perhaps Sudney Grundy,
the alleged adapter of the play
from a work of Dumas, really wrote
the play himself, simulating the
spirit of the French "well made
play." Regardless of authorship,
however, ,"A Marriage of Conveni-
ence" is excellent entertainment,
and Play Production showed good
taste in its choice.
The production a n d direction
were intelligent, and the costum-
ing elegent. The sets were, iici-
dentally, the work of Oren Parker,
and proved more than adequate.
G. R. Reich

What'S
Going
Oan
Lectures
History 11 review, by Prof. B.
Wheeler. 7:30, Lane Hall.
"Sex and 'The College Student,"
by Dr. Warren E. Forsythe, Direc-
tor of the University Health Serv-
ice. 4:15, in Natural Science audi-
torium.
"Le P o e t e Vagabond Francois
Villon," by Prof. Charles Knudson.
CerCle Francais. 4:15, in room 103
of the Romance Language biulding
"The Observations of The Pacific
Coast," by Heber D. Curtis, direc-
tor of the Observatory. Observa-
tory Journal Club. 4:15 o'clock,. in
the Observatory Lecture room.
.Theatres
Play Production: "A Marriage of
Convenience," by Alexander Du-
mas.
Michigan: "The Road to Singa-
pore," with William Powell, Doris
Kenyon.
Majestic: "Sob Sister," w i t h
James Dunn and Linda Watkins.
"The Terrible Meek," by C. R.
Kennedy. Lecture - tital by

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ichigan Again
a~ds The Field

movement to elevate adult education to Uni-
versity rank and to ,bring collegep and univer-
ities into closer relationship with those outside
:s immediate reach is under way in the United
tates and England, Columbia University reports.
nstitutions everywhere, the report says, have
strengthened and broadened the opportunities
forded those mature persons whose circum-
:ances prevent attendance at the established, hours
1 the day and for those graduates who earnestly
esire continued education."
From what has been said, it is .evident that the
jniversity h-ere has long recognized the import-
nce of this problem. Moreover, the University
as taken steps to meet increasing demands for

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