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k _ _ _ _ _ __ H eCH G N r t~

EM14igat Bait
Published every morning except Monday during the University year
y the Board in Control o Student Publications.
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ublication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
edited in this paper and the local news published herein.
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Telephone 4925
MANAGING EDITOR
RICHARD L. TOBIN
ity Editor ......................................Car: Forsythe
iltorial Drector'..... ....................Beach Conger, Jr.
ewe EdItor ....;...........«....... ..........David M. Nehol
port Edtor.............Sheldon 0. Fullerton
omen's ditors Editor ...................Margaret M. Tho pson
mistant Plows Editor .......... .... ..Robert L. Pierce

posed provision Nvill be necessary regardless of
what nmethod of rushing is selected.
Studies at the University of Illinois have revealed
that most Illinois land is too acid to grow clovers
successfully.
SCJREEN IREFLECT]IONSJ
AT TUE MAJESTIC
Although the "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' now on3
the screen is by no .means the original story, it cer-
tainly has lost nothing in the process of transforma-
tion. Admittedly it is merely "based on the story by
Robert Louis Stevenson," and, in our opinion at least,
is motivated even more logically than the famous
thriller classic.
Frederic March, in a role entirely new for him,
Sshows a remarkable degree of versatility and an

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OPEN
LETTER

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BOOKS
A PATH TO PARADISE, by Con-
ningsby Dawson. (Alfred A. Knopf)
$2. (Review Copy Courtesy Wahr's
Bookstore).

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NIGHT EDITO
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Jerry E. Aosenutt
George A. Stautfr

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anley W. Arnheim
wsunf E. Becker
ward C. (Campbell
Williams Carpenter
tornas Cnnel a
arcnce lhayd'en
irothy Brockman
irlam Carver
atrice Colins
otiue Crandall
sie Feldman
udence Foster

Sports Assistants
John W. Thomas
REPORTERS
Fred A. Huber
Norman Kraft
roland Martin
tenry Meyer
A l lwet H. bNewman
E. Jerome Pettit
Georgia Geissman
Alice Gilbert
martha Littleton
Elizabeth Long
Frances Mainchester
Elizabeth Mann

John S. Townsend
'tharles A. Sanford
John W. Pritchard
.os-oh Renihan
0. Hart Shaaf
Brackley Shaw
Parker R. Snyder
G. It. Winters
Margaret O'Brien
Hhilary R:irden
Dorothy " ndell
lwina Wadsworth
Josephine Woodb ams

BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 21214
ARLES T. Kline. .................... ..Business Manager
RRIS P. JOHNSON .... ..... ......Assistant Manager
Department Managers4
ertisg ............................Vernon sho
vertisin~ otas............. ,. ,..... ..Harry iR. Begley
vertising Service......................... .yron C. Vedder
blications ............................. XVWillilam T. Brown
co-nts. . ............................. .Richard Straterneir
'men's Business Manager .....................Ann W. Verner

early similar performances of
John Barrymore. For straight, ser-
ious drama Mr. March has few
peers among screen -players; it is
J unfortunate that in this production
he is forced to participate in sev-
eral very insipid love sequences
which are virtually the only marr-
ing features of the entire picture.
March His work as Hyde is exceptionally
good, while the make-up for the part impresses, one
as being as difficult and cumbersome as any Lon
Chaney ever endured. March's facial expression is
without doubt his strongest poin* although the man-
ner in which he adds to the power of his lines by
artistic interpretation is of almost equal importance.
The technigal work, especially the photography
and direction add immensely to the perfection of the
show, which contains a considerable number of dou-
ble exposure shots that are especially fine, as well
as impressive fade-outs and appropriate camera
manipulation.
As Ivy Pearson, the mistress of Mr. Hyde, Miriam
Hopkins does some excellent melodramatic work. The
scenes given over to her frequent encounters with
the brute are done in an intelligent and realistic
manner for which one would hardly have given Miss
Hopkins credit. Her portrayal of horror and fear is
strikingly real. -K. S.

Yes folks, li' ol Elmer's back on
the job with another of his famous
open letters. This one is to the J-
Hop committee.
Dear J-Hop Committee:
We noticed with pleas-
ure your excellent story about
Paul Whiteman's coming out to
play for the J-Hop. That sched-
ule was a masterpiece, verily.
We predict a great career as
train dispatcher for the poli-
tician who drew it up. But may
we suggtst a few improve-
ments? -
* * *
In the first place, the 3:12 train,
which is going to be flagged so
that Paul can get to Buffalo the
next morning isn't going to leave
Chicago until 9 o'clock on Friday
night, February 12, just 20 days
from now, Wouldn't it be a much
abetter idta , for one of the commit-
teemen to write the engineer a
letter, asking him to stop in Ann
Arbor? That would save another of
the committeemen the job of get-
ting out on the track, lantern in
hand, in his roommate's swallow-
tail, in a condition in which he
probably wouldn't be able to flag
a train anyhow. And it would save
the engineer a lot of worry, too.
Below is a picture of the commit-
teeman, lantern in hand, at 3:10
A. M
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i Aronson,
ert E. Bursley
n Clark
ert Finn
na Becker
tha Jane Olamel
evieve Field
ine Fischgrund

Assistants
JoIn Keyser
Arthur F. Kohn
James Lowe
Anne Ilarsha
loatharine .ackson'
Dorothy Layin
Virginia MComb
Coarolin Mosher

Grafton W. Sharp
Donalo A. Johnston HI
Don Lyon
Bernard H. Good
May Seefried
Minnie Seng
Helen Spencer
K:thryn Stork
Clare LUnger

ary Harriman Hclen Olsen Mary Elizabeth Watt.
NIGHT EDITOR-ROLAND A. GOODMAN
_SJNDAY, JANUARY 24, 1932
he Necessary Step,
\gains S Hot Boxing'
LTILOUGI I the present 'rushing system
leaves much to be desired, and will prob-
blv require many changes before the 1]932-33
'mpaign starts, there is one improvement
rhich can he made 'at the next meeting of the
1iterfratern it, Council which should have
een ia(de a Part of the rules last spring, and
'hich Will help to clear u1> the present situa-
Onl.
This year the f reshmn an will have had five
tonths i1m which to decie what house to ;join
stead of the five days or less which have been
.istomarv in tle past. There will be no "hot-
oxing" under the present regulations, so that
7e freshman cannot pleadI lie was forced to
acept the p i under pressure. Those of the
ass of 1935, who have not found five months
Iflicient time in which to make up their
iinds, can safely sen d in no preference slips
t all, an(d wait for tolhe month before mak-
ig a choice.
But we believe that an additional safeguard
gainst "hol-boxing" should be inserted in the
dterfraternity uishing rules, namely one
gainst this practice after official pledging has.
1ken place. Under the system as it exists to-
av, there is no protection against "hot-hox-
1(" after pledging has taken place. And there
ample op)ortunity for this custom in this

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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, under the baton
of Dr. Rudolf Siegel, distinguished German conduc-
tor, who will appear as guest director, will offer the
following program in Hil1 Auditorium, Monday eve-
ning, Jan. 25, when the Orchestra appears for the
second time this season' in the Choral Union Series:
Overture, "Leonore" No. 2.............Beethoven
Symphonie Fantastique, Op 14.............Berlioz
1. Visions and Passions (Largo)
2. A Ball (Balse-allegro non troppo)
3. In the Country (Adagio)
4. The Procession to the Scaffold (Allegretto
non troppo)
5. A Witches' Sabbath (Larghetto allegro)
Intermission
"Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks," Op. 28 R. Strauss
Boler .................................Ravel
CA]MPUS OPINXON
Letters piihlished in this column shoud not he construed as
expressrg the erditorial opinion of The Daily. Anonyuous coin-
nuniaon sNeill be (isregarded. The names of co"inunicants
will, howecver, lbe regarded, as confidential upon request. Contrib-
utors are asked to be brief, confining themselves to less than 300"
words if possible.
How About Shay's Rebellion, Mr. Yost?

To The Editor:

\Ve have in mind the adoption of a provi-
oI' similar to that used by the /Pan-lellenic
;socia'ion, one prohil)iting a freshman from
cepting a second pledge button after he has
oken his original pledge until one full semes-.
r has passed. Otherwise, we have a prospect
hard-talkging rushing chairmen attempting
argue'freshmen into turning in their buttons.
id accepting other ones.
The adol)tion of such a provision is,.an
sential part o4 deferred pledging. One of the
am objects of the new system was to elim-
ate the "hot-boxing" which featured the old-
ethods. At l)resent, this has not been alto-
ther" acco)mlplished. The change was made
r the benefit of both fraternities and fresh-
en. 1ireshmen, new to the ways of the Uni-
rsity, often found themselves talked into tak-
a pledge button from houses about which
ey were not quite sure, and who later did not
ink the- would do the right thing; y break-
g theirI pledges, although not happy. This
.me clanger exists under ,the new rules. For
e benefit of the freshmen, as -Well as that of
aternitiles who are ol)eymg lithe rules to the
tter against those who may not be so scirpu-
us, we thiIIk the above provision should be.
corporated into the by-laws of the Jnterfra-
rnity Council.
In this manner, freshmen will not have the
cuse that the f raterni 'y was not what they
ought it, for they will have had enough time
find out exactly what the house stands for.
,ti tlhrough personal observation and through
mversations with feliow classmates. And for
Js reason, they should not be allowed to
1ange houses as they see fit. The fraternities'
ave worked under greater pressure than ever
rushing this rear. And freshmen who, after

If not the 18th Amendment, then what? For one
hundred and forty years our governments, national,
state and local, attempted to regulate the manufac-
ture and sale of liquor, beer, wine, etc., under the
license system. Under this system the saloon was
condemned by everyone. Does anyone know of a
saloon keeper that did not in some way violate the
law? Thousands of those who could not or would
not pay the liquor license entered the speakeasy,
bootleg, and moonshine business. Call the new place
of sale whatever you please, it will still be -a place
where liquor is sold, and the same problem as of old
will return. The first rebellion our country had was
the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania dur-
ing Washington's administration, and all those who
have sold liquor ever since have been in, "rebellion"
against the laws that have been made to regulate,
prevent or control the sale of alcohol.
Fielding H. Yost.
And From the Same Standpoint:
To The Editor:
I am personally and heartily in favor of the prohi-
bition of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating
liquor. Two of the many reasons why I have come
to this conclusion are: I have lived in two different
cities for a number of years-three years under the
license system and five years after the passage of
the 18th Amendment and Volstead Act. Under the
former regime there was a great deal of drunkenness
atd quite general bootlegging and other violations of
.law. Under the present plan it is only on rare occa-
sions that a man is seen under the influence of
liquor. There is bootlegging going on at present, but
not early so much of this or of other sorts of illegal
liquor selling as when the open saloon was legalized.
Blind pigs in unauthorized places, at illegal times and
for minor children were far more numerous then
than today.
Second: My experience in big brother work on the
East side in New York city showed me very clearly
that the chief cause of neglect of children was liquor.
In fact, it is my belief that there is not a man or
woman who would not strongly believe in prohibiting

* * *
We also note that special busses
and police escorts have been ob-
tained to rush the company and
their instruments out to Ann Arbor
after their Detroit engagement. In
case of bad weather, a train will
be held over for them. We can re-
member a bus trip to Harvard two
years ago, also under police escort,
especially at the border. As we re-
member now, we wish a train had
been held up for us, too. Poor Paul.
* * .*
And those beautiful tickets. For
the benefit of those who haven't
seen them, they are engraved in
swell brown ink, permeated with
silk threads a la United States dol-
lars, embossed: with the Univer-
sity seal, (which is also printed in
another place on the ducat) all
of this on top of a night view of the
Intramural building, and last but
not least, signed on the back by
Walter B. Rea and Kenneth Yourd.
(Advertisement.)
* * *
There is still room for a re-
print of the Wickersham report
which would m a k e glorious
reading, to sa nothing of Pres-
ident' Hoover's message to Con-
gress, all of which would pro-
vide a basis for witty repartee
during lulls in conversation, es-
pecially the Wickersham report.
* * *
And, M e s s e r s. Committeemen,
what are you going to do about the
tickets that were sold before the
price went up to $8? (These consti-
tuted another beautiful engraving
job in blue instead of brown.) The
slogan "Do Your Xmas Shopping
Early" applies equally well to the
J-Hop. By the time February 12
comes around, the price will prob-
ably be up to $13.89.
0 *,t ,
No wonder the- J-Hop costs
so much. From the looks of the
tickets, we are probably paying
more for them than we are to
hear the orchestra.
And the favours! Genuine, im-#
ported, Florentine, hand embroid-
ered, deckle-edge, satin-lined, free-

A Review by
John W. Pritchard.
This book's only claim to praise
is the fact that it ushered in the
new year, more or less. The figure
brings to mind an imaginary pic-
ture of George Washington being
led into the White House by Aimee
McPherson. We are introduced to
Dawson through the medium of
this very trite, ultra-ultra-modern
story of a marital triangle, and we
wish we hadn't been.
"A Path to Paradise" is light and
frothy, like the foam of warm gin-
ger ale. It treats of a playgirl who
spurned a hero to marry a dissolute
playboy; who finally divorced him
and married the hero. It devotes
chapters to the borin spectacle of
the villain's persev^ig attempts
to wreck the heroine's second mar-
riage and win her back. It's worst
fault is that it is one long bromide,
a story which has been read by
everybody, many times before...in
the Daily Mirror, perhaps.
Its triteness is so pronounced
that it may well form the subject
of a treatise: How Not to Write a
Novel. In part, that treatise might
run something like this:
Don't give your personnae odd
names that are meant to fit the
character, either by direct inpli-
cation or from a standpoint of con-
trast. Thus, the heroipe, who is
selfish and fickle, 'is named .Santa;
the hero, who might have been lift-
ed from the pages of a Boucicaulf
drama, is named Clive; the villain,
a base deceiver, is called Dicky Dak.
Don't use cute phrases without
adequate reason. Examples: "She
ciddled." "If you were a tail-wag-
ging dog Fido, you were boind to
be kicked around." "Isn't it jolly?
A regular family party." Or virile
ones: ,"It's been hell without you."
"Allow me to stick off your at-
tempts at justice."
Don't use saccharine titles for
chapter headings: "The Only Girl."
"The W r o n g' Choice." "Ma ried
Again." "The Haunted Marriage."
"The Pet-Shop Husband." "Para-
dise at Last."
If you must say what has al-.
ready been said time and again,
then for heaven's sake, say it dif-
ferently!
There is only one character in
the novel whose face is not ob-
scure, as though about it hu~ng
some nist that no one had bother-
ed to clear away. That is the vil-
lain, Dicky Dak. Sometimes he is
almost sympathetic, but such morn-
ents come only in brief flashes;
usually he is wooden. The heroine
is a beautiful doll. The hero is per-
feet physically, mentally, and mor-
ally; we have seen perfect charac-
ters who had some excuse for their
existence, but Clive isn't one of
them.
This much can be sai. for Daw-
son: he does convey a consistent
effect throughout the book. That
effect isone of artifical triviality.
It's:..it's sort of useless.
* ,. ,
"Are collegesmere country clubs?"
and other pointed questions are
used to advertise "Quiz Yourself,"
the latest' Harcourt Brace puzzler,
which we received with a request
to try it and send back our score.
Needless to say, the score was about
52 per cent, but when we noticed
that a federal judge was listed as
the highest with 76 per cent, we
felt better.
The book really covers the ground
completely: history, literature, phil-
osophy, mathematics, languages,
physics, chemistry. It is designed
to test your general knowledge,

and boy, does it succeed. It's guar-
anteed to calm any of the type of
persons who delight in showing off
at parties, and the like, and for
that reason alone is a very handy
book.
We'd advise you to try it. It
isn't really an ask-me-another. The
statements, 212 of 'em, are follow-
ed by ten answers, and you pick
the right one. Even if you don't
know, this gives you a much better
chance on guessing.
Following are a few random se-
lections from the Brewer, Warren
and Putman Spring book list:
Who was our first President? Sey-
mour Wemyess Smith answers this
question in his book John Hanson,
Our First President.
One of the first biographies of
one of the members of the Hoover
cabinet has been written by Parker
La Moore: 'Pat' Hurley, The Story
of An American.

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