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THE MICH GAN DAILY SAT

d every morning except Monday during the University
Board in Control of Student Publications.
of the Western Conference Editorial Association.
sociated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for re-
of all news dis atches credited to it or not otherwise
:his paper and the local news published herein.
at the .Post Office at Ann rhor, Michigan, as second
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tion by carrier, $4.00; by mail, $4.50
Ann Arbor Press Building, Maynard Street, Ann Arbor,
hones: Editorial, 4925; business, 21214.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone 4 25
MANArING EDITOR
RICHArD L. TOBIN
r .............................. David M. Nichol
. ...................Carl F orsythe
rector....,....................... Beach Conger, Jr.
r ...................... Sheldon C. Fullerton
itor .....................Margaret 1. Thompson
ws Editor... ..................obert L.Pierce

graduation. Such"an examination should indicate to
the studenit the health improvement which has oc- MA ' a d D <
curred during the years on the campus, as well as IvM Usic d rama
any remaining defects which may be corrected be-
fore leaving. UNDER-STATEMENT AS A FINE
Students at Michigan are particularly fortunate AFTrs UNIOP. GIRLS
in the provision made for their medical care. It in-
cludes practically unlimited out-patient dispensary A Review by F. Brandeis. *
service, as well as medicines. Bed care in the infirm- The performance of the London Although the Junior Girls' Play
ary up to thirty days and operations for acute condi- has been reviewed three times on
tions are included. Those operations are among the String Quartet in the Mendelssohn this page already, we want to try
co-operative services rendered by the University Hos- Theatre Thursday night suggested our hand at it; first, because we got
pital and Medical School. Bed care outside of the this thesis: that it is possible to two comps and a review is expected
infirmary has an allowance from the Health Service play chamber music dispassionate- of Toasted Rolls; and secondly, be-
funds which covers most of the essential needs. The cause there are a lot of things that
Health Service physicians are always on call for ly. The negation expressed in this we would like to say about it. Aft-
visits to sick students, for which small fees are col- phrase may be nterpreted as foc- er witnessing a spirited and lively
lected to provide for transportation expenses. lows: a piece of music generates, performance last night we were im-
- out of the melodic, rhythmic, and pressed by the determination of the
harmonic flux that are its constit- campus fair sex to put their pro-
uents, a parallel flow of feeling in duction across if only through sheer
CA] PUS OPI NI N the perceptor; it is the structure of courage and enthusiasm, in spite
of three such crushing blows as
these reactions that is generallyMo
Letters published in this column should not be construed as
expressng the editorial opinion of The Daily. Anonymous co.n- taken to be the "meaning" of the arinity, S. Beach Conger's super-
mnicjations will he disregarded. The names of communicants I i,0,~1 ~ u, rfsinl~-
will, however, Ie regarded asmconfidentialiupontrequest.tontrib- piece, as distinguishedfromits 1 professional sophistication, a n d
utors are asked to be brief, confining themselves to less than 300 form. Dick Tobin's super something or
It words ir poszedie.tis other. Sure the lines and the jokes
It will b^ recognized thiat this
were weak. Sure the choruses were
To The Editor: flow of feeling is not a steady unwieldy at times. the tap dancers
In Thursday's Daily appeared an editorial inter- stream but a temporal series of out of seep at other times, and some
preting the reaction of Kentucky miners to their (dramatic) emphases spaced by of the vcices were little better than
recent visitors: "The strikers clearly showed that something that is much more like a wet whisper. Of course the tele-
despite imminent starvation, they did not want any plain listening. Now it is natural vision and the Dance o f the
interference and wanted to work out their problems ftNymphs were a bit silly, but what
themselves." for a perfoir to thk of a piece of all that? Viewing the show as a
It might be pertinent to point out the confusion of music in termls of these focal professional production one can
here involved between miners and mine-owners; points, which order -his own reac- find a million faults with it, yet au-
there is no validity in making the former responsible tions (as a perceptor) and which diences continue to receive it with
for their antagonists' activities, are the loci of sympathy with his enthusiasm. It's a fine world after
It might be added that the Waldo Frank-Allen audience.I all.
Taub party, which was the only group permitted to Nor would I care to be charged* * *
sthe~ strikers weire met hy an assemblage of miners ~

Cilbreth
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NIGHT EDITORS
J. Cullen Kennedy James Inglis
Goodman Jerry E. Rosenthal
S ilfrt George A.;-t"t"li

Sports Assistants
W. Jones John W. Thomas
REPORTERS
W. Arnlheim Fred A. fluber
F. -ankertz harold F. Klute
1C. Campbell lln . alrshall
Connellan Roland Martin
S. Deutsch I l enry Meye r
L. Friedman Albert If. Newman
:. Jerome Pettit
Carver Prudence Foster
Collins Alice (;ilbe-t
Crandall Frances Manchester
eldman Elizabeth Mann

Charles A. Sanford
John 1A,. lritchard
Jo hl ,eilihan
(C. i lart lSchaaf
lBrarck~ley Shaw
Par ker Sniy'kr
Glom Winters
Margaret O'Brhn
Beverly Stark
Alma \adsworth
Josepin ne Woodhams

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Telephone 21214
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Department Managers
.. ....... . ..................Vernon Bishop
Contracts........................... larry R.ley
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.. . . . . . . .-.- . . . . . . . . ..R ich ard S-r-te-i
usiness Manager.....................Ann W. Vernor

Assistants
Ithur F. Kohn
ireley 1ernard Sch nkm e
Ciratton W. Sharp

Fischgrund
Imeyer
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L'ay lin

(Caroline Mosher
11eln olson
Helden Schmuntde
May Seefried

)ouald A. Johnson, 1]
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Don Lyon
Bernard if. Good
1( itln Sprencer
T i iinSpencer
KtrnSlork
('l;lry li ahe t
Mroy ],! ahsh Watts

from the near-by counties, who, instead of teaching
these intruders to "mind your own business," accept-
ed the two truck-loads of food which had been
brought them.
These people are not "working out their problem
themselves," they are starving, not thinking. But
when any of them do show signs of thinking they'
are promptly shot. K. S.
I USlC and ]D AA]
RAYMOND MORIN

3HT EDITOR-GEORGE

A. STAUTER

Ihere with the assertion that the
meaning (in this sense) of a piece1
is only a fragment of its value.
(Though I hope some day to dem-
onstrate this.) But I will stand to
the proposition that chamber mu-
sic may be interpreted effectively
without concession even to those
emphases soundly implied in the
music; and the London String
Quartet will be my witness.
Since this is a review I will not
say much about the terms, (1) "in-"
terpreted effectively" and (2)
"soundly implied": (1) if you will
conceive an ideal interpretation
(there may be several) I will de-
fine effective interpretation as, a
high approximation to this ideal.
(2) the implications of emphasis
found in a score can be ordered in
a heirarchy, on some such basis as
I necessity.'
What was so interesting Thurs-
day night was not a simple avoid-
ance of sentiment; but an avoid-

SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1932

A Review

eiating

ons

numerous petitions which have been float-
around the campus and the great number
s which have been appended to them, may,
urface, denote a keen interest on the part
nts in the question of student government,
n investigation the disquieting fact is born
: people have a habit of signing petitions
hich they know little or nothing.
only necessary for a person seeking an
have an efficient corps of friends stationed
us parts of the campus with petitions to
im to present a long list of names suppos-
-orsing- him for the office he is seeking.
no fault to be found with the office-seeker
gents, but there is something to be said
le carelessness with which petitions are
y persons with little sales-resistance.
n an artlbitious petitioner accosts a more
disinterested and uninformed student he
e difficulty in securing his signature. It
t matter, apparently, whether or not the
nows the person whose petition he is sign-
s of no import, evidently, whether or not
boner has the ability and intelligence neces
the office he is seeking. The signer rarely
I is rarely informed. He signs, and lets it
at.
procedure is in no way helpful in insuring
and efficient student government and is
ntal to the best interests of the student
People without sufficient information, or
information at all, should either make it
siness to -learn' about what is going on or
withhold their names and their votes until
ime when they can truly make them voca-
epresentative of a definite and intelligent

By Jerry E. Rosenthal
After hearing Raymond Morin in his last studen .
concert, Thursday afternoon, one feels that perhap"
there is a hope for a new crop of pianists who mighl
possibly fill the shoes of the wonders of the presen'
concert stage. Not that Morin is able to take thc
place of a Horowitz, Rachmaninoff or a Paderewski.

far from that; but that his playing does show sign- ance of any concern with "exres-
sion" (i.e. distortion j that might
of expert technical development and an interpreta~ warp a line. The vague word "line,
tive quality which bodes well for future appearances. leads us to the positive values of
Morin presented a program necessitating a con- the performances. These consisted,
siderable amount of work as well as a capable under- for me, in a unique presentation of
standing of what was wanted. The E Minor Sonata what is left in a performance when
of Grieg's and Brahm's Sonata in F Minor are not "meaning" is understressed: nice
synthetic works and are compositions which tax 'phrasing, long uns'urr edrhythms,
the emergence of parts by proper
every ounce of ability in an artist. theghmergence ohapartsibyapropar
In the Grieg, which Morin opened with, there way w
meticulous balance of tone, a quiet
noticeable a feeling of uneasiness both on the par 'etimeostrcfte
of the audience and the pianist. The first movemente
went a trifle unsteadily and the andante was but In raising these qualities, usually
ancillary, to the level of final val-
fraction better. In the Menuetto, however, the talent1 ucllarquetonlofapiaionli
which Morin does have, showed itself and gave an a
inkling of what was to come later. The Finale, posed: will the music sustain this
played still better, bore out this impression. treatment? In choosing to play the
It was the difficult Brahnis number which .really Brahms C minor and the Debussy
proved Morin's mastery. The entire five movement. G minor quartets the ensemble
were handled with sympathy quite different from faced this question perhaps a bit
that of the ordinary run of pianists and it was the too squarely. These are examples
added feeling of confidence and stability which. of romantic music, where more1
perhaps, caused the better impression of the Brahms than elsewhere climax is a sort of
rather than the Grieg. The year's training which the formal necessity to render organic
'young artist has had since his last appearance here. material immaturely grasped. Es-
was considerably evident, especially in the Allegro I pecially in the more ambitious
movements of these works, Thurs-
and the Finale.
The most important part of the program, how- day's performances frequently left
ever, lay not with the Brahms nor the Grieg but with an impression of malicious under-
,statement; the rendition of th,
Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and Tansman' s
"Spiritual and Blues." It was not just the placing first phrase of Brahms was espec-
of these two on the program that made them im- lally striking, as the listener was
portant but the manner in which they were played quite unprepared.
and the significance such music is bound to have Here I wish to reiterate that,
while admitting a certain lack of
on younger artists.
Modern music is not thought of seriously by older eustice in the treatment of these
pianists. Few of the better ones ever play it on their movements, values were produced
programs without their tongues in their cheeks. But that could not have been produced
modern music is not to be disregarded. It is a de- otherwise. In the case of other
velopment in music which will become important and Imovements (the Brahms allegretto,
will mark a significant step in musical composition, the Debussy scherzo) the treatment
Gershwin's "Rhapsody" is a real work, and one can- was apt, and entirely successful.
not hear it played seriously many times without The performers merit individual
coming to that conclusion. In the same category is ' congratulations: Mr. Pennington,
Tansman's "Transatlantic Suite," from which the for not playing like a first violin;
"Spiritual and Blues" is taken. Mr. Petre, for taking no unfair ad-
"Spiitul ad Bues"is ake. Ivantage of this; Mr. William Prim-
Since these two compositions represent a new
development it is only right that the newer artists rose, for an obvious reason and also
should play them. Morin played them the way they .for his demonstration that the viola
should be played-with a finesse and complete un- is included mi the quartet for other
derstanding of what the music was about. His purposes than filtng in 4-part har-
technical skill fully accentuated his interpretation mony; and the satanic Mr. Evans
and the listener could not possibly remain unmoved for refusing to make a fat tone de-
by the emotional appeal which these two works spite all temptatiois (ask Mr. Cas-
emanated. As a possible suggestion to Morin in his als), and fr E occasional smile
future concerts, modern music should not be left off that seemed to synopsize most of
any of his programs. The new music searches for what I have said.
an artist to interpret it properly with all the fire and A very nice decorous audience ap-
enthusiasm that it demands. It is from pianists like plauded seriously and was reward-
Morin that this artist will eventually be chosen. ed with two encores.
As to the rest of the program, the two ChopinS
pieces were delightfully played and proved a fitting
and temporizing climax to the Gershwin number. NOTE
The two preludes of Scriabine were also excellently It is perhaps pertinent at the end
irrendered. Respighi's "Nocturne," which one never of the season to re-state the amaze-
tires of hearing, was the encore. m ment a i h ant pi ,

Betty Van Horn and Sally
Bartlett, though surely not all
that they might have been in
spots, ("in spots", there's a good
one. Ha!) were the backbone of
the show, and Sally Bartlett's
gymnastic dance in a prisoner's
rig was a sight to behold. Van
Horn did such a wonderful
singing job of our song that we
didn't recognize it until after
the first three notes. We hear
that :omebody gave Betty a
bunch of assorted spring flow-
ers Wednesday right. Oh Boy!
We wish we were her!
* **
And here is a chance to get even
with Ruth Stesel. We were pretty
mean about her performance in
Anthony and Anna, but we can
honestly say she made up for it as
the J-Hop Chairman She was the
only dancer in the whole show who
had anything like a spontaneous
abandon, and saved the J-Hop
scenes from being a dismal attemp
at gayety.
It is too bad that Mary Phil-
lips got hold of such a weepy
role. She was on the stage
about three-fourths of the en-
tire show and only about twice
did she get a chance to release
her smile, which the advance
photography had led us to be-
lieve would be pretty nice. Ex-
cept for a few tense moments
when she turns cart-wheels she
does pretty well, even if she is
a red-head.
(Footnote: We are afraid of red-
heads). And as for the leading man,
and all the other men, we are too
much prejudiced against women in
trousers to make any statements.
POST SCRIPTS: Most o f the
songs were swell; the orchestra, and
especially Reuel Kenyon, was ter-
rible; Parrish Riker saying "Leth
bolt" was swell; Parrish Rike
sneezing is terrible; Vinselle Bart-
lett as an ape is swell; so was the
Frosh; and so was Miss Toast; are-
n't we all?.
* *
Last night we had the pleasure
of meeting Judge Robert Toms of
the Detroit Circuit Court, and in a
moment of braggadccio we admitted
casually that we had written two of
the songs for the Junior Girls' Play.
Imagine our embarrassment when
the Judge admitted just as casually
that he had written all the songs,
in fact the entire Junior Girls'
Play in 1910. In those days, so we
understand, the Junior Girls' Play
was a deep and mysterious affair
and no men were admitted. Facul-
ty members begged for a job shift-
ing scenery just to see what it was
all about. The Play was presented
only once, to the Senior women,
and could have been presented be-
fore the Archbishop of Canterbury
without embarrassment to anyone.
One of Judge Toms' scngs, "You've
Got to Like Ann Arbor," (or some-
thing like that, we didn't quite get
the title), is now incorporated in
the blue book of Michigan Songs,
which today decorates the piano
bench of nearly every house on the
campus.
Another Junior Girls' Play
has had its day and is just

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4

Health Education

I

YOUR HEALTH ASSURANCE
Health Service
short article is directed to the seniors, In
ays, especially in the working world, so great
ium is placed upon vigor that it seems im-
for our seniors to see to it that they graduate
>est possible condition of health.
y day our doctors are called upon to make
ations and write up in detail certificates rela-
the health conditions of applicants for pos-
sitions. Statements of good health may have
ight in the selections made for tho limited
of available positions.
n these students are surprised at the extent
examination that is indicated. Such exam-
s always include a thorough physical study,
ine and blood tests. Often it is also necessary
chest x-rays, eye refractions, and sensitiza-
sts for such conditions as hay fever and
. The student often has not appreciated the
of the service to which university enrollment
itled him.
these reasons it may prove worth while to
again those services to which the student is
. without further expense. The staff is large
organized around a nucleus of group medical

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