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'THE MICHIGAN DATEIY

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Published every morning except Monday during the Unirersity yrr
Wy the Board in Control of Student Publications.
Member of the Western Conference Editorial AsoclatiOn.
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for re-
tpblication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
r:edited in this paper and the local news published herein.
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MANAGING EDITORt
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ity Edltor. ........... ..................Carl Forsythe
Lnltor-10 1l11ector................................each Coger, Jr.
News kEdlt-r .....,.........................DandidJ. Nichol
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our issue of October 23, which gave an account of
the Forum, the first 7 inches were devoted to Mfr.
Woodcock, 3 and one-half to Mr. Clancy, 2 and'
one-half to Mr. Newkirk, z and one-half to the
Rev. Holsaple, and i to Mrs. Vorse. In addition,
another 5 and one half inches to a front page inter-
view with Mr. Woodcock, a total of 12 and one-
half inches out of 21. It looks as if Mr. Reimann
were wrong again.
Item Five. "Why didn't The Daily editors
quote the statements of Mayor Newkirk who knew
Ann Arbor saloon conditions and who knows Ann
Arbor now?" Is Mr. Reimann blind? We refer
again to the story about the Forum mentioned
above, from which we will quote the following
paragraphs: "Mayor H. Wirt Newkirk, of Ann
Arbor, was booed by the Forum when he said!
near-beer is just as good as real beer. He men-
tioned the case of a speakeasy owner who sold
near-beer to his customers for two months and
none or them knew the diffe-ence. 'Whisky,' stated
the Mayor 'is better now than it was 57 years ago
when I was attending the University.' Stating that
he had seen only one intoxicated student in the
streets of Ann Arbor in the last ten years, he con-
cluded that one could not find nine thousand young
men in the country that are as orderly as the stu-
dents in the University of Michgan." The same
statement by the Mayor, as well as other com-
ments of his, were printed on page r on October
13, 1931.
So much for the accusations against The Daily.
From our own printed pages, we believe we have
disproved all of Mr. Reimann's accusations. He
evidently acted in the heat of the moment, and did
not consider investigating what he charges to be
true.
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THE SOCIAL CONTACT

(Harvard Crimson)

Qrvil Aronson
Gilbert E. luorolcy
Allen Clark
Robert Finn
Donna Becker
M~artha ,lane (Isasel
Genevieve Field
Maxine Flsehgrund
GA allaneyer
Mar harrinlan

Assistants.
J.14hn Keyser
Arthur F. Kohn
,James Lowe
Anne iarsha
Eitharine Jackson
Dorothy LoyIn
Virginia McComb,
Carolin Mosher
lleeI(i Ols"en

Grafton W. Sharp
1)onal A.Johnston II
Don Lyon
Bernard H. Good
May Seefried
Minnie Seng
helen -Spencer
,;thryn Stork
Clare Unger
Mary Elizabeth W'atto

NIGHT EDITOR-JERRY E. ROSENTHAL
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1932
Concerning
Reimann 's Letter
T HERE apparently still exists some confusion
among our readers as to the intents and pur-
p +es of our prohibition editorials. As we rather
plainly stated when the series began, they were
intended to present our side of the question on '
national prohibition, that is, the 18th Amendment
and the Jones and Volstead acts. They had noth-
ing to do with what some people call the liquors
situation on the University Campus.
With this confusion set aside, we should like
to take a little space and answer other "charges"
against The Daily by one Lewis C. Reimann, con-
tained in a letter to the Ann'Arbor Tribune, al-
though supposedly a letter to The Daily. Item
One is what Mr. Reimann terms "the conspiracy
of The Daily editors to go 'wet' last fall." If by
"wet," Mr. Reimann means anti-prohibition, he is
mistaken. The Daily has, for the past four years
at least, been anti-prohibition, and as president of
the Washtenaw County Civic League, he should
remember a communication on behalf of thator-
ganization which appeared last summer (August
1) remonstrating with The, Daily for daring to
adopt such a policy.
Item Two. "It (The Daily) has even wrung
any moisture there may have been in any dry
meetings or utterances and published only what
might have been favorable to the opponents of
prohibition. It played up a single, sentence spoken
by a speaker at the recent Civic League meeting
as if the speaker were an out-and-out wet." We
#presume he has eference to the story of this meet-
ing which appeared on page 1 on January 8. The
second paragraph ran as follows: "While senti-
ment for a referendum was expressed by speakers
the general attitude of the audience showed that
this move did not meet with approval. There was
a notable let-down in the enthusiasm of the group
when the matter of a referendum was introduced."
Certainly Mr. Reimann will acknowledge. that a
proposal for a referendum in a dry meeting is
something new. And Dr. Pittman in his address
made an out-and-out 'declaration for a referen-
dum in language which could not have been mis-
understood. We challenge Mr. Reirnann to show
where, in the above paragraph quoted, Dr. Pitt-
man could be shown to be an out-and-out wet.
Perhaps it is Mr. Reimann who regards Dr. Pitt-
man as such for advocating a measure which in
part admits sone element of truth in the idea that
the American people are opposed to prohibition.
Perhaps.
Item Three. "Isn't there some truth in Senator
Wheeler's statement that there appears to be a
newspaper conspiracy for the wet cause?" .This
point, as we havre brought out before, is ridiculous.
Is it not perhaps the fault of the drys more than
anybody else that people are dissatisfied with pro-
hibition, and they resent the fact that people do
oppose it? Is there any law which says citizens
may not express their opinions on governmental
policies? Mr. Reimann is doing the very thing i
his letter which he charges newspapers with doing
Is he not entering into a conspiracy, as he terms
it, for the dry cause? Mr. Reimann shows a re-
grettable lack of knowledge of the English lan
guage and newspaper business maxims. Conspir
acy, and we quote Mr. Webster, constitutes an
« ,a,-, ,-~ .Mt~V11 M..4 ttrm _ TS it a crim ton a-

A traditional advantage of the large college is
that it attracts more able, more learned men to its
faculty, than does a smaller institution. The rebuttal
to this belief, so frequently heard, lies in the argu-
ment that in a university of some size personal con-
tact with instructors is impossible. This is, to a large
extent, true. The intimacy between the teachers and
the taught that is bred in a small college is one of
its most priceless advantage, while it is well nigh
impossible to establish any friendly acquaintanceship
at an institution such as Harvard save by some arti-
ficial stimulus.
The University Teas give an opportunity to all
students to meet their various professors in a social
way. They were established so that faculty members
could talk with undergraduates in an atmosphere
somewhat less stilted and formal than the class room.
While one can hardly expect lasting friendship to
grow from these functions, they offer one of the few
chances an undergraduate at Harvard has to enjoy
of the prerequisites of a college education-
HARD TIMES ON THE CAMPUS

THE DETROIT STRING QUART
A- Review by William J. Gorman
The Detroit String Quartet ap-
peared last evening in the second
concert of the series sponsored by
the Chamber Music Society of Ann
Arbor. Though they are in no sense
a mature organization, they are in-
dividually mature musicians, and
playing as an ensemble they have
given good account of themselves in
good programs. It is a disappoint-
ment, then, to read that their sec-
ond engagement this year has been
cancelled. It is even a bit bewild-
ering that a "musical" community'
has always so badly supported the
little chamber music that has been
offered it that the Chamber Music
Society has always been on the
verge of collapse and has now been
forced to make a negative move.
Last night's concert opened with
a performance of Beethoven's Ten-
th Quartet in E Flat major. The
first three movements of this quar-
tet are very complex-definitely
suggestive of the difficult syntheses
Beethoven was to make in the quar-
tet form at the end of his life. This
is most clearly true of the adagio
introduction to the first movement.
With its strange, vibrant quality,
this section gives what is a char-
acteristic effect of the last quar-
tets-the effect of being nearly sta-
tic-a single state of mind, trem-
bling with all the feeling it has
managed to seize into unity. The
Detroit Quartet had not fully mas-
tered this introduction; ,it was very
uncertainly established.
The secnd movement, one of
Beethoven's most profound adagios,
was better played. This is full of
the effect Beethoven was always
making to see his suffering as beau-
ty (which might be called the ideal
Adagio synthesis). The profundity
lies in Beethoven's extraordinary
integrity. He never belies the sheer
quantity and the intensity of his
suffering. He never disguises the
terrible anguish he feels as he re
fleets on his suffering, as he strives
toward the ideal of seeing its beau-
y and value, .of seeing it-as he
later so clearly saw it-as the con-
dition of his creative strength. Mo-
zart always made the "Adagio syn-
thesis"-except in occasional things
like the G minor viola quintet-
with more ease and serenity be-
cause he had a different approach
to music than did Beethoven; he
didn't believe that musical expres-
sion involved full faithfulness to
personal experience, full personal
integrity. There were c e r t a i n
Forms (certain ways of thinking
and feeling) to be filled; and Mo-
zart filled them with those feelings
from his personal experience which
could be accommodated to those
Forms. Beethoven f o u n d these
forms too shallow; he felt that to
include his most important feelings
they shad to be expanded. When
Beethoven made his syntheses-and
very often, even insuch surpassing
things as the Adagio to the Ham-
merklavier Sonata, he failed-they
were more inclusive than any pre-

vious to his time. The Beethoven
Adagio-and the one in this quar-
tet is one of the best-is more com-
plete and more profound than any
music, with the possible exception
of the music Bach wrote when he
looked at the life of Christ.
The Scherzo (called a Presto) is
characteristic and one of the better
ones. It is quite possible that the
performers played the scherzo with
too light, too Mozartean a touch;
thus not integrating it with the
ferocious, headlong energy of the
trio. The final.movement is certain-
ly bad anti-climax. These suave
and neat variations on a Hayden
s theme have, I think, no relation to
the first three movements.
The Warner Suite was quite plea-
J sant unpretentious music. Mr. War-
e ner thought the credulity of a
v North Cornwall community so very
- charming that he entertained their
- fancies and with a Debussy quasi-
e descriptive technique he expressed
n what it\felt like. His expression is
o so competent that we find it easy
e and entertaining to be credulous of
e these moonlight myths. The playing
e seemed very neat.
h Milhaud's quartet was a great,
- disappointment. Each of the three
s movements seemed badly organized
d and frequently at a loss as to how
n to keep going. The predominant
1 emotion was a warm tenderness

(St. Louis Post Dispatch)

When the college year opened, a common report
from university centers was that tuition could be
paid in wheat, corn, livestock, and almost anything
else a student might have. Generally speaking, en-
rollments were as large as ever, but everyone con-
nected with academic life knew the year would hold
tests much sterner than those of examination rooms.
The signs have been borne out. Reports of straitened
circumstances of student groups were frequent as
the Christmas vacation began. At the University of
Illinois, for example, a bank in the campus business
district closed, tying up the meager funds of hun-
dreds of students. A survey conducted by two uni-
versity professors revealed many-so destitute that the
administration authorized issuance of meal tickets
to those not able to buy food. It is not to be denied
that these are hard times for boys and girls working
their way through school, but it is no lessstrue that
the needy student has been with us always. Many
now in places of trust and importance, as they read'
of free meal tickets for hungry students, must have
thought through the years to lean days when such
a gift would have been manna from heaven.
C MU U INE N
-Letters pul<iedlin this column should not be construed as
expressing the editorial opinion of The :Daily. Anonymous coln-
munications will he disregarded. The names of communicants
wil1, however, he regarded as confidential upon request. Contrib-
utors are asked to he brief, confining themselves to less than 300
words if possible.
To The Editor:
Having great respect for the genius of the Japan-
ese nation, I must confess at the same time my in-
ability to understand Japanese policy in Manchuria.
After reading your letter, Mr. Miwa, which ap-
peared in this column on January 15th, I am won-
dering if your knowledge of your country's policy has
been gained solely from a religious readig of your
own press. Or has it been your privilege to personally
see Japanese policy applied in China itself?.
To many observers, the Manchurian tangle seems
historically not to differ very essentially from the
train of events which culminated in 1895 in Korea
being wrested from her suzerainty to China and
being incorporated within the Japanese empire. The
possibility of history repeating itself is, I fear, nOw
causing many patriotic Chinese some apprehensive-
ness. In your letter Mr. Miwa, you state that a knowl
edge of facts would vindicate Japan's actions befor
the world at large. Do you think Japan's policy ii
China within the past few decades would stand a tot
careful scrutiny in the' light of fact? What defens
has, or can be, offered for Japan's foisting of th
"Twenty-One Demands" on China? Why enumerat
other and equally humiliating episodes? But wit]
reference to Japanese military activities in Man
churia. The recently skillfully conducted movement
- of Japanese troops on a far-flung front, has seeme
I only remotely to resemble what I could honestly terr
- a 'mere defense of Jaoanese interests.'

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