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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1931
~ Spirit of '35
. xYLASS spirit, a quality almost extinct at Michi-
"-i gan, is being revived by the class of 1935. The
freshmen this year have shown an initiative and
co-operation in class activities which has not been
approached for many years in the past.
This new spirit first appeared in the violence
of the freshman elections this year. As ardent
campaigning was done by the yearlings as was
ever done by a seasoned campus politician in his
senior elections. The next evidence of the dawn
of ne vigor for the class was the fervency and
vehemence with which the Fall games were fought
by the new class. It administered a crushing re-
bake to the half-hearted enthusiasm shown by the
Recently when the committee appointments of
the class came out, committees were included on
tradition and discipline.- It was announced that
these committees would co-operate on the question
of enforcing the wearing of "pots" as a matter of
class pride. Heretofore the yearlings have been
quite content to allow all the enforcement to be
done from the outside.-
And now the freshmen are collecting class dues
to buy their page in the 'Ensian and to start get-
ting the money for a memorial. This is before they
have been here one semester. They are optimistic
as well as conscientious.
This year the men have been deprived of the
opportunity for recreation which the fraternity
offers to freshmen and have consequently had to
turn their attention to other forms of endeavor.
The class organization was the most natural of
these and has benefited.
But, we wonder, does class spirit in a college
with classes of the size of ours serve any real and
BIG THREE OF THE BIG TEN
A Chicago newspaper story reveals that,the West-
ern Conference faculty athletic representatives voted
before the Purdue game to refuse permission to the
Nortiwestern football team for the Rose bowl game
with Southern California.
Naturally the Purdue defeat put an end to North-
western's desire to play on the coast, but the refusal
of the Conference stands, nevertheless, and stands
in just as unfavorable a light as the charity arrange-
ments made by the so-called Big Ten.
When the votes of these faculty representatives
were called for by mail, Northwestern had played a
game with Notre Dame from the proceeds of which
she contributed $100,000 to the unemployed. Further-
more, Northwestern had agreed to devote the pro-
ceeds of the Purdue game to charity, as well as to
risk two-thirds of the title for the benefit of others
in need of charity-Purdue and Michigan.
The revelation that the conference would take
everything from Northwestern and give nothing
merely adds another black mark to the recent record
of that august body.
We sincerely hope that in the future Northwest-
ern's athletic representatives will be less willing to
contribute money, prestige, and titles rightfully won
for the benefit of an organization which appears by
all its actions to be controlled by a minority of three
schools whose athletic directors have been active in
the conference for more than twenty-five years.
Grimes evidently considered it unnecessary to
add George Huff to the list, with Zuppke already on
it. The intrigues and wire-pulling of this group would
make interesting reading in any newspaper, and we
hope that the junior members of the conference com-
mittees will act to make the usual "star chamber"
sessions open and available to those who desire to
learn the truth.
I CIEEN IREFLECTllONS I
COMING TO THE MICHIGAN
There is little doubt that by far the largest part
of the credit for the success of "Private Lives" must
go to Noel Coward, who, as author and male lead of
the farce that convulsed first London and later New
York, is responsible forlines that are powerful enough
to enable the play to stand practically as a two-part
show. Actually there are only four actors who have
more than two speeches in the entire play.
By rare good fortune the motion-picture adapta-
tion of this play boasts the services of two genuine
stars, both eminently capable of doing complete just-
ice to the magnificent lines. They do just that.
Contrasted with the extreme simplicity of plot
and action, the dialogue fairly sparkles with clever-
ness and originality, which, adequately clothed in the
talents of Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomery,
gets over to the audience with the force of machie-
Probably for the first time in her career Miss
Shearer has dropped the slightly sickening hauteur
that has always been so characteristic of her, and
presents a performance, for once, that is entirely
human. Together with the suave, somewhat bewil-
dered self-confidence of -Robert Montgomery she ac-
complishes an extremely amusing series of ultra-
sophisticated comedy situations.
Excellent foils for the brilliance of the two leads
are included in the cast in the persons of Una Merkel
and the almost-forgotten Reginald Denny. Although
Miss Merkel is not given a chance to air her beautiful
southern drawl, she forms a very nice background
for Mr. Montgomery and Miss Shearer, as does Denny
Private Lives" is being offered by the Michigan as
par ofthe Christmas holiday bill next week.
At the Michigan
Of the ten players featured in five pictures billed
at the Michigan for the two-week vacation period at
least eight are real stars, all of which makes us just
a little sorry-well, not really sorry-that we are not
going to be here to see them.
First of all, "The Champ," with Wallace Beery and
Jackie Cooper, opening Sunday, brings back one of
the two child actors the screen has ever succeeded
in pushing to stardom as well as one of its best heav-
ies. It is followed by "Blonde Crazy," featuring James
Cagney and Joan Blondell.
Next on the list is "Private Lives," with Norma
Shearer and Robert Montgomery, reviewed above, fol-
lowed by Claudet Colbert and Gary Cooper in "His
Woman." Finally there is that great stage show,
"Flying High," starring Bert Lahr and Charlotte
At the Majestic
The Majestic starts off its holiday bills tomorrow
with "The Unholy Garden," starring Ronald Colman.
Favorable reviews have followed this action drama,
which deserves to be called one of Colman's best,
wherever it has been exhibited.
Next come George Bancroft and Robert Ames in
"A Rich Man's Folly," followed by Seth Parker in
"Way Back Home," which is slated to run a full week.
The final show before the resumption of school will
star Marilyn Miller. It is "Her Majesty Love."
T.ROLE L Rai
And here we are standing on the
bink of the last sober day we must
spend under the loving eye of the
administration. Personally,,we in-
tend to go straight home and have
a good drink of invigorating pop
* * *
This going home business
sounds awfully simple and nice
just to say-kind of rolls off
of the t e and all like that,
but didyo ever stop to think
what a lot of trouble may be
found in those two words.
Method (1)...Walk out to the
'top of the hill on Washtenaw;
put on weary expression as of
man who-has walked from She-
boygan since last night; and
wave arms at all passers-by
who aren't driving Fords. This
will bring seldom if any results.
Method (2)...Proceed as in meth-
od (1), varying the process by ly-
ing down in puddle of oil, face
down, wearing expression of one
three days dead. The oncoming
cars will swerve to avoid dirtying
up their wheels with the remains
and, possibly, go in the ditch. This
method often results in your hav-
ing company as you stand around
in the blizzard which invariably ac-
companies such expeditions.
Method (3)...If you live in De-
troit, go to Michigan Central Sta-
tion (adv.) and get onto. a train
to Chi cagao. If, after you get
there, you still want to go home,
you will find their service very sat-
isfactory. This is infinitely quicker
than attempting to do anything
with the present schedule from
See the nice, green grass around
Raindrops f r o m the grey
No one else will have a Merry
It's a fine world after all!
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We trust that you have noticed
that not a word is being said about
Little Yvonne Fagan today. We
don't expect gratitude, but you
might have just mentioned it.
* * *
And when Christmas Day fi-
nally comes around, we cer-
tainly hope that you won't for-
get to send the Administration
a nice lily tied with a blue rib-
bon to show how much we all
appreciate their purity of heart,
integrity of purpose, a n d, '
above all, that fine spirit which
leads them to peek confidently
over our shoulders and into our
Cor. S. State and E. Washington Sts.
Frederick B. Fisher
Peter F. Stair
7:00-8:30 - Christmas Communion
10:30 A. M.-Morning Worship.
"THE SOUL'S RENAISSANCE"
7:30 P. M.-Evening Worship.
"CHRISTMAS AROUND THE
South Fourth Avenue
Theodore R. Schinale, Pastor
9:00 A. M.-Bible School.
10:00 A. M.-Morning Worship.
Sermon topic: "The Desire to See
11:00 A. 1.-Worship in German.
7:00 P. M.-Young People's League.
State and Huron Streets
6:00 o'clock (evening) Guild service,
choral singing. Miss Mildred
7:00 P. M.--Supper.
Huron and Division Sts.
Merle H. Anderson, Minister
Alfred Lee Klaer, Associate
10:45 A. M.-Morning'Worship.
"The Wonder Story by Mary the
5:30 P. M.-Social Hour for Young
6:30 P. M.-Young People's Meet-
7:00 P. M.-Church
Allison Ray Heaps, Minister
Sunday, December 20
10:45 A. M.-Morning Worship.
Sermon topic: "The Radiance of
the Christian Religion."'
4:00 P. M.--A Christmas Play and
Pagent by the church school.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
E. Huron, below State
R. Edward Sayles,
Howard R. Chapman,
9:30 A. M.-Church
10:45 A. M.-Mr. Sayles will preach
on "The Charm of Christmas."
The students remaining in the city
are asked to come to the Guild House
Sunday evening at 6:00 P. M. as
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chapman.
409 S. Division St.
10:30 A. M.-Regular Morning Serv-
ice. Sermon topic: "Is the Uni-
verse, including Man, Evolved by
11:45 A. M.-Sunday School follow-
ing the morring service.
7:30 P. M.-Wednesday Evening
The Reading Room, 10 and 11
State Savings Bank Building, i$ open
daily from 12 to 5 o'clock, 'except
Sundays and legal holidays. p
ST. PAUL'S LUTHERN
Third and West Liberty Sts.
C. A. Brauer, Pastor
Sunday, December 20
9:30 A. M.-German.
10:45 A. M.-English.
7:30 P. M.-Evening advent serv-
ice Christmas Eve.
6:30 P. M.-Children's Service.
9:30 A. M.-German.
10:45 A. M.-English.
Sunday, Dec. 27
9:30 A. M.-German.
10:.45 . M Enlili
ZION LUTHERN CHURCH
Washington Street and 5th Ave.
E. C. Stellhorn, Pastor
9:00 A. M.-Bible School. Lesson
topic: "God's Greatest Gift to'
10:30 A. M.-Service with advent
sermon by pastor. Topic: "The
7:30 P. M.-A chorus of forty
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