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and mysterious proselytism since his appearance at
Ann Arbor, and'that he is willing his name should
be added to the already too-long list of those who
would falsely and withopt any justification accuse
the University and her students.


We Lose a
Great Justice

ITORIAL STAFF - " .EPOSE is not the destiny of man," once
Telephone 4925 stated the Honorable Mr. Justice Holmes-
and then proved it by ably serving his fellow-men
RICHARD L. TOBIN as Justice of the Supreme Court of the United
or ........... .......................Carl Forsythe States for a period of thirty years.,
ilreotor............... .'....eavh Conger, Jr.
tr ................ ..David M. Niohol Now, at the age of ninety-one, he leaves his,
office after having served under six presidents,
ito ........ .... . ..........Margaret M. Thompson leaves it to be taken over by some one younger.
News Editor...........................Robert L. Pierce His resignation is expressive of one of his own
NIGHT EDITORS statements-"It is a great pleasure to an old war-.
S(JlreJeCurrenynnedy JmusInia srior . . . . that the brilliant young soldiers still give
Karl relftert George A. Stauter him a place in their councils of war."
Sports Assistant, "The venerable jurist is admired the world over
Myers John W. Thomas John S. Townsend as a thinker who has made thinking, even about
Jeer Charies A. Sanford
REPORTERS law, beautiful," once stated the New York World.
A. Arnheim rred A. Huber John W. Pritchard The recognized quality which has given him true
Banck NoRand Kat osU arte Schaa greatness and not mere celebrity and reputation-
ni Carlwiter lnry Meyer odrackley Shaw is that he has infused legal thinking with a skept-
onnelan Albert H. Newman Parker R. Snyder -cal reaism that mayrbvolutionize it.
E. Jerome Pettit G. IR. Winters j~rackrealismo-that may revolutionize it.n
3rockman Ceorgia Geinman Margaret. O'Brien, His example has been profoundly civilizing-,
arver Mice Gilbert Hillary Rarden not only, as he once said, in teaching lawyers that
aridal MathL Liteon Dorothy ndedsrth "to ,have doubted one's own first principles is the
Imnan Frances Manchester Josephine Woodhams
Foster Elizabeth Mann mark. of a civilized man," but in the elegance and
-U SSApurity of all his decisions. His equally notable
Telephone 21214 dissents are literary masterpieces, though the
T. Kline.............................Business Manager depth of such an influence as his is not to be meas-
P. JoHNSO.( ......................Assistant Manager ured by this decision or that. The language of his
Department Managers opinions has always attracted wide attention. They
g r........ .....'..................'Vernon ishO p are characterized by an unusual vigor and origin-
g Contrat9.. ...........B.......Iarry IU. Begley
g Service............................yron C. Vedder ality of diction.
ns.. .........V William 1T. Brown
....................Richard Stratereir Theodore Ioosevelt named him Justice-before
Ilusinesa Manager ......................Ann W. Verner that he was Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial
Assistants 4 Court of Massachusetts. Before that he was a
rnsa ln Keyser raft w.Sha lawyer and a teacher of law, and the author, back
-A .yk James Lowe Don Lyon in 1881, of the great book on the common law.
n raAnd before that he was a soldier in a Massa-
Seer Aniiettarsha Ma se sregiment and was wounded in the breast
neClse! Katharine Jackson Minnie seng cuet n e
Field Viorothy Layin Helen Spencer at Ball's Bluff, in the neck at Antietam, and in the
neyer Carolin Mosher ClareUnger foot at Fredericksburg. Judged by the standards
riman Helen Olsen Mary Elizabeth Watt of mankind, he has attained the peak of a great
His statement at a University commencement
NIGHT EDITOR-JAMES INGLIS many years ago remains today as 'a standard for
young men and women-"I have learned part of
THURSDAY, JANUARY 14,. 1932 the great lesson, the lesson not of law but of life."

tcigan 's
thtuGb n
NCE more the Unive sity of Michigan re-
ceives the rather doubfful benefit of front page
licity in regard to local drinking conditions.
e more readers and taxpayers, who have no
ortunity to hear the other side of the question,
given the impression that Ann Arbor is little
:er than a drinking club for some ten thosand
iits. Had the allegations in question been
hing more than the usual newspaper fabrica-
is, we might pass the' matter over with a sigh.
: when the accusations of "horrible situations"
the like are made by a man who professes to
a "loyal" Michigan alumnus, but is in reality
rhng more than the representative of some 400,-
citizens living in and near Detroit, we wonder
ether their interests must ,be safeguarded by
eking the University.
Representative Robert H. Clancy's stand on
liquor question at the University is just a little
prising to'those who are acquainted with the
:s of the case.
Two explanations present themselves to ac-
nt for his extraordinary conduct. Either the
>resentative from Detroit is abysmally ignorant-
he actual conditions at Michigan, and this fan
dly be the case when he himself is a Michigan
duate and a resident of Detroit, or he is delib-
:ely bleeding the University and sacrificing her
utation for the sake of his own advancement.
t what this advancement is to be, it is difficult
)redict when he must take refuge in such tac-
For there can be little doubt but that this is the
:h of the matter. From our own experiences at
rvard and at Princeton and at various schools
the Big Teri conference it is easily apparent
t Michigan is among the drier schools of the
ntry. By his own admission made recently at
University, Mr. Clancy never had a drink while
was in school here.
Too frequently in the past, Michigan's name
been associated with similar charges. Each
e, it has been the result of ignorance or a mali-
is desire to profit at the expense of the Univer-
through unjustifiable assertions about the stu-
Mr. Clancy's previous k conduct makes even
e certain any charges that he will stop at no
ts to obtain publicity for hirpself in connection
h "wet" disturbances. Only last summer he
a large contributor to the nation-wide stir
ch followed the wounding of a pleasure-
imer passenger on the Detroit river by a bullet
n a revenue officer's gun. There was no excuse
his blatant charges at that time. The investi-
ion which was forthcoming would certainly
e been conducted with equalneffectiveness had
.Clancy remained entirely ignorant of the pro-
dings. Such an occurrence would be investi-
ed under any circumstances.
The most lamentable part of Mr, Clancys re-
t attempt to negatively capitalize upon the
utation of the University is that for the most
t people will take his charges for their actual
ue. This is certainly true of anyone who is in
way connected with Michigan.
We do not wish to be misunderstood for we are
to way in a position to condemn prohibition re-
n proposals as such. However, we can have
sympathy for a false and unjustified attack upon



Take a plot involving a situation so unusual as
to be very nearly incredible-a tale built around the
love of a soldier boy for a London street,woman; take
a character almost inconceivably sympathetic-a
mother who, though she knows the position of her
son's sweetheart, is benevolent and understanding
beyond the limits of belief; take a woman whose
self-respect has fallen before the overpowering on-
slaught of the necessity of earning a living-the
prostitute whose disgust with her life prevents her
taking the only opportunity she has of elevating her-
self above it. Take finally a cast that lives such a
story; that makes a tale of unparalleled improbabil-
ity seem alive, and real, and true; take all these and
you have "Waterloo Bridge."
"'Waterloo Bridge" is precisely the type of show
so easily and frequently miscasted, misdirected, and
misplayed by bad interpretation.
Until "Waterloo Bridge" was filmed we would have
said that only Helen Hayes could do a feminine part
so powerfully dramatic, so innately' tragic as Mae
Clarke's character, Myra, for the movies. Miss Clark
is something new; nowhere in her performance does
the actress show through the part. She and the part
are an identity.
And Kent Douglass, who was so very good in "Five
and Ten' with Mae Murray, is the 19-year old soldier.
It is hardly necessary to say all the nice things about
Mr. Douglass that pertain above to Miss Clarke. One
knows about Kent Douglass; his reputation .is estab-
lished. He strengthens it immeasurably with his
performance as Roy in this show. Only Leslie How-
ard surpasses him in the ability to read lines earnest-
ly,. convincingly, and yet quietly and in a reserved,
thoroughly dignified manner.
And then there is Enid Bennett. One would never
believe, after seeing her part in "Sooky," that Miss
Bennett is capable of doing a sympathetic part. Her
work in "Waterloo Bridge" leaves no doubt of her
ability. She is the mother, in the interpretation of
which character she presents a flawless performance
-especially in light of the fact that the part offers
boundless opportunity to become gushily sentimental,
which she certainly does not do.
Finally, the highly amusing work of Frederick
Kerr in offering the comic relief is not to be over-.
looked. He is the aged gentleman who was the father
of Dr. Frankenstein in the movie of the same title.
As the deaf old Country gentleman in "Waterloo
Bridge" he is brime.
We close with a word of congratulation for the
management of theMajestic. This picture was made
with two endings, either of which could be employed
at the discretion of the exhibitor. One kills off the
heroine in keeping with the tragic nature of the
story, while the other petmits her to thrive and
leaves the plot more or less suspended in mid-air.
The Majestic, to our great relief, chose the former.
Nationalist demonstrators in Bombay, India, burn-
ed large quantities of foreign-made cloth as a symbol
of the Indian boycott for the country's independence.
Ghandi personally goes to extremes. He virtually re-
fuses to 4ear clothing of any kind.'
One Michigan Rhodes scholar says of liquor con-
ditions here, that the practice of imbibing in drinks
made of raw alcohol is deleterious "morally, intellect-
ually, and gastronomically, to state it mildly." We
should be interested to hear the practice condemned,
some time.

A Review by William J. Gorman
One of the largest audiences of
the year was again enthralled last
night by the extraordinary singing
of the Russian male chorus which
made sensational first appearances
last year. The choral technique at
the commanh of the diminuitive
leader is still quite amazing. There
is a very unique variety of voice
within the particular ranges; the
attack is almost always viciously
a cc u r a t e; dynamic effects are
achieved with unbelievable preci-
sion. The disciplined perfection of
this ensemble was stirred to very
vigorous conceptionrs by the lively,
highly mannered leader. Familiar-
ity with the musical environment
they were presenting us was not
allowed to engender in them any
sense of ease or comfort. Robust
tones, stirring conviction in choice
of tempi and fierce rhythms com-
municated their intensity. They
were responding fully to the music
without any self-consciousness or
self-satisfaction at mastery inter-
vening. Only real artists can, after
the strenuous discipline of gaining
technical perfection, relive original
experiences of musical compositions
with such vigorous spontaneity.
One feels that this religious, folk,
and gypsy music is so fundamen-
tally expressive of Russia that, for
them, reliving their experience of
it is living well.
Being unfamiliar with both the
particular music and the idiom
generally I am not sure whether
the few disconcerting things in this
singing are integral with the music
or not. So I just submit personal
experience that the highly trained
falsettos were used to the point of
tediousness and to the point of sen-
timentality. Then there was the
habit of quick, startling shifts of
volume; these lightning-like dimin-
uenodes-so amazing technically-
often seemed to prevent fluent ex-
pression of emotion, to clash with
the emotion the music seemed try-
ing to establish. The arrangements,
specifically, of the familiar "Black
Eyes" and "The Two Guitars" seem-
ed entirely too elaborate, the music
becoming too much a matter of "ef-
But in most of the pieces, cer-
tainly, the "effects" were integral
with the expression. Particularly
beautiful was "The Lord's Prayer"
where the pianissimo was a good
translation of the tremulous hesi-
tancy of real prayer. Or again, in
the various Cossack Songs, musical
exhibitionism, the splendid produc-
tion of effects, very excitedly pro-
jected the vigor; the good-cheer
and the rousing lalance of the sol-
dier. "Beneath The Snow My Rus-
sia Lies"-full of tender Russian
sentimentality and self-sympathy-
w a s the feature of the second
group. The religious group undoub-
tedly contained the best music.
G MINOR FuIGUE and the Choral-
BAN: played by Leopold Stokow-
ski and the Philadelphia Symphony
Orchestra on Victor Record No.
These are the latest two of Sto-
kowski's Bach transcriptions. The
first is known to organists as the
"little G Minor," to distinguish it
from the "great Fugue" in the same
key with its associated Fantasia.
The Fugue is splendidly typical: an
excellent example of Bach's enor-

mous technical power. For there
is nothing intrinsically important in
the theme, when it is first stated;
it sounds like an exercise. From
the immediate lift to dignity and
strength given the first voice as
the counter subject is stated to the
powerful climax, it is Bach's genius
alone which makes this subject sus-
tain a long crescendo of affirma-
tion. Organists will be able to de-
cide whether Stokowski's transcrip-
tion, from the point of view of col-
or, is as careful as it could be.,-
The Chorale-Prelude is a short
one and in Stokowski's transcrip-
tion and performance very emo-

hlither-ilathering over some spring dresses you
say. Lru: when you see the prints dancing
dizziy on the racks . . . as if all the colors of
the spectrum had been madly, crazily jiggled
together- (and the way those dresses fit!) .. .
you' l know the reason why.



$16 75.



And This is What We Are

Coming to:

High necklines.
Elastic Wrists.

broad shoulders, Aipped in waist.
The gigolo silhouette.
Odd sleeves.

Waistline higher up,

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inorning to?

Whiat IS this college

Mack's Dress Shop-is the answer.


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SCHWACHHEITAUF": sung by the
Choir of the St. Thomas Church,
Leipzig, under the direction of Karl
Straube: on Brunswick Record No.
Brunswick continues to be the
only company consistently issuing

A sudden cold snap might seriously inter-
fere with long distance telephone service were
it not for the studies made by Bell System
They found that temperature variations
within 24 hours may make a ten-thousandfold
difference in the amount of electrical energy
transmitted over a New York -Chicago cable

is normally maintained by repeaters or ampli-
fiers, installed at regular intervals. So the
engineers devised a regulator-operated by
weather conditions-which automatically con-
trols these repeaters, keeping current always
at exactly the right strength for proper voice
This example is typical of the interesting

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