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- THE MTCHIGAN

DAILY

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REPORTERS
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wson F. Becker Norman Eraft
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and sometimes beautifully supplemented by the art
of the photographer, whose fixations of personalities
constitute sometimes a psychological document as
luring the Universit7 year truly, if not as beautifully, "outward and visible
orial Association. signs" of the "inward and spiritual" character of
tled to the use for re-
to it or not otherwise some sitter as is a 1tainted portrait. From the atten-
ibshed herein. tive study of such photographs, much is to be learned.
or, Miehigan, as second The University of Michigan has become recently.
rted by Third Assistant the fortunate recipient of a gift of a hundred and
$ 4.5 ,thirty-five portraitaphotographs, autographed and
inscribed with messages by distinguished represent-
nard Street, Ann Arbor,' atives of various aspects in modern French life, whose
ess, 21214. pI
concrete symbols these pictures veritably are. These
photographs are now being exhibited, in rotation, by
the Library, in the glass cases of the lower hall. Some
of the portraits represent familiar political or mili-
.........Carl Forsythe tary figures, as, for example, .former Primje Ministers
.... .D ngvdM .i Clemenceau and Poincare, Marshals Foch and -Lyau-
tey, Ambassadors Jusserand and Claudel, the last two
....Sheldon 0. Fullerton mentioned having also attained eminence in liter-
.. .rRobert . Pierce ature. Of the modern French men and women of
letters, there is a liberal representation: great ladies,
James inguli who are also writers, such as the Princesse Bibesco
er A.r Rosenthal and the Comtesse de Noailles; more popular femi-
nine figures such as Colette or Colette Yver; that
John S. Townsend cryptic Aratos of modern French poetry, Paul Valery,
Oharles- A. Sanford whose verse, so influential upon a chosen few, is,
John W. Pritchard adumbrative of so little meaning to the general;1
Joseph Renihan Andre Maurois, in America one of the best known of1
C. Hart Schaoi recent French biographers; Francois de Curel, 'vi-
Brackley Shaw,
Parker R. Snyder comte" of the old nobility and most philosophic of
a. R. winters recent French dramatists; Georges Duhamel, theI
ilrgaret'ien thoughtful novelist-analyst, Paul Morand, flashing-,
Dorothy Rundell wit and universal globe-trotter; 'these and many an-;
Josephine woodhama other famed (or nearly so) contemporary figure in
FIrench letters flashes before us.with vivid reality in1
this series of photographs.
Nor are the sister arts forgotten. The great sc lp-
.... Business Maiager
.Assistant Manager .tor, Bourdelle, the charming "diseuse" Yvette Guil-i
bert, send portraits and messages. To one living thec
... Vernon Bishop academic life of teaching and scholarship, the pic-t
.Harry R. Beley tures of salient personalities in French universityK
....Byron C. Vedder
..... illiam T. Brwn life are also of genuine interest. Emile Legouis, well-t
. ..Richard Stratemeir
........Ann W. Verner known for his co-authorship of a widely read His-i
toire de la Litterature Anglaise; Charles Cestre, Pro-t
Grafton W. Sharp fessor of American Literature at the Sorbonne (whomt
Don LyJohnston II some will remember because of his teaching at the-
Bernard H. Good University of Michigan in a recent year); Renei
May Seefried Doumic, the Secretaire Perpetuel of the Academief
Minnie Seng
Helen Spencer Francaise and able historian of French letters, Paul t
Kathryn stork Hazard, the eminent critic (whom others will recall
Clare Uinger'
Mary Elizabeth Watts for his delightful lecture on Chateaubriand, delivered 1
here a year or so ago); Alfred Jeanroy, a medievalistr
who hl.s set the world of scholarship greatly in his
GOODMAN debt; Gustave Lanson, great teacher, great critic and ,
, admirable scholar; these and others as worthy oft
28, 1932 note, did space allow, are included in this remarkable a
collection.-
The University of Michigan owes a debt of grati- s
tude to M. Edouard Champion, the Parisian publisher,
and MM. Manuel, 'art-photographers, for generously,
presenting this series of portraits, true revelations of C
personalities, representations of men and women c
ast J-Hop Con- whose work has meaning not only for France, but for v
all everywherie to whom the things of the mind, the n
ement with the true life of the Spirit, have an interest that does not v
mit the size of fail. One is glad to learn that several departments a
Last year this in the University are planning, when this exhibit is A
cents, an(d the over and as funds allow, to use some, if not all, of the
resented a sub- photographs in this signigcant group of portraits on
e of it, this is a the walls of classrooms and offices. In such a manner
higher type of .the value of this admirable collection can be made ;
examples have permanently evident.
have had to pay
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Arthur F. Rohu
James Lowe

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rAnne Harsha
Cissel Katharine Jackson
Id Dorothy Layin
Ggund Virginia McComb
or Carolin Mosher
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NIGHT EDITOR-ROLAND A.
THURSDAY, JANUARY:

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Those i-Hop
Cab Agreem ents
T has been the custom of p
mittees to draw up an agre
Local taxicab companies to lir
fares on the night of the dance.
price was set at seventy-five
committee slated that this rep
sta-nlial reduction. On the fac
fine idea. It should prevent a
overchargi ng, of which flagrant
been reported. Some students
wthree 11100;11(and n fiv d llr

EQ p1tol News
By T. HlOOVE
Special Daily Correspondent
WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 27.-
"A good deal of the world's noise
is the chatter of people making a
long story short." This column will
add to the din of things.
In Washington, where laws are
supposed to be made that guard
our liberty-not interfere with it,
the last few days have been inter-
esting to the observer.
* * * *
Of course, we won't say interest-
ing to everyone. In the last week
Senator Caraway has more than
once reached into her desk and
brought forth a cross word- puzzle!
A supply of which she keeps there
for moments when the oratory is
less commanding.
o * *
The was in regard to the Prohi-
bition Law (which in the true sense
of the word isn't a prohibition law
at all) has been strong within the
Senate. The current Bingham Bill,
relative to the inviting of states to
hold referenda on modification or
repeal failed to pass. The vote of
55 to 15, coming as it did, points
out two possible conclusions:- either
the Drys are very strong on the
Senate floor or the Wets want cer-
tain of their followers to stop play-
ing with the issue and concentrate
their efforts on something other
than- a referendum.
The latter ccmclusion is reflected
in the attitude entertained by Al-
fred E. Smith when he stated in
New York, on January 23rd, "Re-
Peal is impossible," and that, "I be-
lieve, however, that another amend-
ment can be added which will pro-
vide that any state, may with the
approval of the people, take con-
trol of the matter itself." Such an
action is very possible within the
1ext few months. Consideration of
uch an action is certain.
* * #F
Representative Florence Kahn, of
California, has discovered that the
hairs in the House restaurant
were Maaufactured in Europe. And
ow she has drawn up a bill pro-
iding that all government supplies,
t the Capitol, be furnished by
merican labor.,s
All of the male members of the
[ouse are worried that she may
emand to see the labels in their
uit coat! And then there is added
orry that, if such a progra
gainst foreign manufacturers is
ollowed, our import tariff will dis-
rear.
* * * *
Salary slashing also has been un-
er discussion. Representative Pou
f North Carolina has gone on rec-
rd as favoring an immediate re-
uction in all government salaries,
xcept those that border on the
ine denoting "bare living expen-
es."
Certain members of the House
ere of the opinion that we do not
vant to lower the "American Liv-
ng Standard" in the Nation's Cap-
tol to that of "bare living expen-
es."
Representative Snell, Republican
louse leader, argued that "Con-
ress quit fiddling while Rome
urns; get down to business; take
are of the appropriation and re-
onstruction bills, and then ex-
mine the cutting of salaries with
he aid of facts-not theories.

a * * *
One of the members of the House
was heard to remark that, "He was
lad that the President was allow-
d such an enormous appropria-
ion for entertaining expenses. . It
gave him such a fine opportunity
to attend social functions at the
White House and wish Hoover god-
speed!
* * * *
The nost important move made
by Congress within the last few
days was that of the Reconstruc-
tion Finance Corporation bill. A
measure which is now a law-a
law with legislative power to allow
the Corporation, with its appropri-
ation of $500,000,000, to replace un-
iquid collateral loans to such bus-
nesses as: Federal and S t a t e
Banks, Savings Banks, Building
and Loan Associations, Mortgage
Loan Companies, Trust Companies,
Federal Land Banks, Joint Stock
Land Banks, Federal Intermediate
Credit Banks, Insurance Compan-
ies, Agricultural and Live Stock
Credit Corporations, and Interstate
Steam and Electric Railways, Far-
mers and Exporters. And so, one
of President Hoover's large eco-
nomic plans is about to go into
operation. Such a move is an un-
dertaking that no other country.

,w t ,, tillIut. allJeve live y llarsf or a rt e in
the past. It seems to show a benevolent atti-
tude on the part of the J-Hop officials to protect,
the dance's patrons.
But instances have been reported of per-
sons who paid up in the dollars even last year,
when the seventy-five cent agreement was in
force, and the commit tee had warned persons
attending the function not to pay more than
that rate. Evidently the protection afforded
was in these cases merely a beautiful theory.
It happens that a number of independent driv-
ers do not sign agreements, and so all feel free
to charge for all they can get.
Further inspection of the facts in the case
reveals an even more startling fact. The high-
est legal flat rate under the city ordinance is
lihirty-five cents per passenger, regardless of
distance. Therefore the committee which
agreed to a seventy-five cent fare was sanction-
ing a price, that for a couple, was five cents
higher than the maximum permitted; ba the
cite. Abetting the violation of a city ordinance,
in other words.
Perhaps the taxi operators are entitled toI
get all they can on the night of a big class.
dance. But they should stay within the law.
If an agreement is signed this year, it should
be for no more than thirty-five cents per pass-
enger. A commercial and controversial elez
ment seems out of place in a night given over
to light gaiety beneath the rafters of'the Intra-
mural building. Especially if the J-Hop com-
mittee is going - to bring about an agreement
vhich will afford patrols a "substantial reduc-
,,n.

SCREEN REIFLECTONS
AT THE MAJESTIC
Although the name of John Halliday appears well
down the list in the cast of "Smart Woman," it is he,,
if anyone, who prevents the show from lapsing off.
into practically nothing at all. Edward Everett Hor-
ton helps too, but the rest of the cast offers no foil
for his humor, which strikes one as being peculiarly
strained and out of place.
Mary Astor and Robert Ames-the leads-are dull,
and colorless, Ames, if possible, being even a little
worse than the other. The story goes like this: the
Loving Wife returns from a trip abroad, where she
nas peen visiting her Sick Mother, to find that her
Faithless Husband has fallen in love with a little
Cue, who is aided and abetted by her Designing
Mother.
Of course the Sympathetic Relatives do what they
can, but things look pretty bad for awhile, until the,
wife decides she will have to up and beat the hussy
at her own game, which she does, with the help of
her Silent Admirer, Sir Guy Harrington, from the old
country.
It is as Harrington that Halliday gets in his fine
work. He has something -of the charm that puts
Ronald Coleman across with such a bang, flashes of
which are also apparent in the work of Robert Mont-
gomery. It seems to be the ability to do a tongue-in-
cheek bit without poking the audience in the ribs
with a figurative elbow and leering, "Get it? Good,
eh?"
However, all in all it is hardly worth sitting
through all the "laugh, clown, laugh" stuff of Mary
Astor pust for the sake of watching a couple of good
Halliday scenes. It seems about time that this sur-
prising gentleman ot a chance at a lead part. K. S.

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THE CHAMPION GIFT TO THE UNIVERSITY
A Review
,By Prof. Warner Forrest Patterson
The traditional definition of a sacrament is "an
outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual
grace." It would be possible to apply this mystical
definition of other-worldly realities, quite untheo-
logically, to the art of portraiture. There is a real
value in the contemplation of the outward semblance
of a great man, as represented by some great painter
of the past. The Italian gentleman of the Renais-
sance lives again in the Baldassare Castiglione of
Raphael. Th Clouet pastel portraits make credible
the strange charm exercised by Mary Stuart, Queen
of France and Scotland, and help one to understand
the unshakable devotion of Queen Catherine de
Medici to that same Mary's august father-in-law,
Henri II, "le beau tenebreux." The graver spirit of

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NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY
(Stanford Daily)

Out of the effete East, that self-styled center of
culture and freedom, comes the report of a furore
aroused by the effects of modern jazz music.
The French club of Barnard college, girls' school
in, connection with Columbia university, hired a
popular orchestra for a dance just before Christmas.
The orchestra as is .customary in these "evil times,"
played lengthy dances of the usual sort.
Three feminine chaperons, probably obsessed by
Freud's libido, noticed that the girls were inclined
to lean their heads on their partners' shoulders and
their partners, only too willingly, responding.
When the orchestra blared into "Minnie the

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