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uulished Qeery Inlruin except Monday durin~g the University
y he Board in C trolo tudentPublicaions. U
ember of the Western Conference Editorial Association.
he Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for re-
ationi of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
:d in this paper and the local news published herein.
rntered at the Post Office at Ann Arbor, Michigan, as second
mtter. Special rate of postage granted by Third Assistant
aster General.
ubscription by carrier, $4.00; by mail, $4.50_
ffices: Ann Arbor Press Building, Maynard Street, Ann Arbor,
an. Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 21214.
Telephone 4925
ditor............................ .Carl Forsythe
ia Diector ........................each oner Jr.
Editor.................................. David M. Nichol
,Editor.................. . . Sheldon C. Fullerton
's Editor.Marg aret M..Thomipso'
lilt News E'ditor ............ . . ......obert [.. Pierce
B. .(iibreth . Cullen KeEnndy. ames Inglis
Roland A. Goodman Jerry . Rosentha
Earl Seibfert eorge A, Stauter.

sent to Sing Sing before he is able to do much, but
Leila Burnett, hash-slinging waitress and George E
Stone, prominent for his work in the gangster shows
are good throughout.
Miss Burnett keeps up a continuous tirade of re-
miniscences anent her sad and depressing experi-
ences with m, that fits perfectly the languid, gum-
chewing role she takes. In "Emma" she has a bit
as a thick-skulled servant that helps out Marie
Dressler considerably. Miss Burnett's specialty is be-
ing dumb, and she floes that suprisingly well.
Though pretty plotless and not involving any
very weighty theme, "Taxi" has the charm that
goes with any story about the activities of the tene-
ment-dwellers of New York. Miss Young is the long-
suffering little gal of the boy who would rather fight
than eat, and the story follows the war-like advent-
ures of her man, whom she marries in spite of his
faults and loves because of them or something, in
his attempts to buck the racket. In the end the
bad man falls out of a window just in time to keep
from getting shot by the hero.
K. S.




'J. Myers
BrIan Jones

Sports Assistants
Jolin 1. Thomas John S. Townsenad
Charles A. Sanford





gh W. Arnheim Fred A. Huber.
n E. Becker Norian K:rIft
d C. Campbell Roland Martin
ilsiam Carpenter enry 'bye'
is Connellan Albert 11. Newman
ce Hayden E. Terome Pe2tit
y 'Brocknan (e orgia Geinan
SCarver Alice Gilhc t
e Collins Martha Littto,
Crandall Elizabeth Long
Feldmin Frances Manchester
ce roster Elizabeth Manin

John W. 'Prichard
Josep'.i Rei'luaul
C. Hart Sclktaf
llracki :y Siaw
Parker Siiylbr
G. R. Winters
Margaret 0'i ri'[n
hlillary Rarden
I)orothy Rundell
4Jilma Wadsworth
osephine Woodlhams

Telephone 21214
LES T. KLINE ......................Business Managet
S P. JOHNSON....................,Assistant Manager
Department Managers
ing ..................................Vernon Bishop
ing Cotracts.......................... arry R. Begley
ing Service. ... ...............Byron C. Veddeor
ions ..................................W illiam T. Brown
s ...................................ihard Stratenmeir
s Business Managcr......................iAnn W. Vernor

hronson John Kcyser
E. Burslcy Arthur F. lohn
.lark Jamcs Lowe
Becker Ann Harsha
Jane cissel Katherine Jackson
ye Field Dorothy Lay in
Fischgrund Virgiia McComb
nllmeyer Carolin Mosher
arriiman helen Olsen

Graton 1V. Sharp
Donald A. Johuson, 11
Don Lyon
Bernard H. Good

In Which the Daily Builds Its Platform
(Daily Northwestern)
The collegiate public must be hit just as often,
and just as violently between the eyes as the great
unwashed of any aggressively crusading metropoli-
tan daily. To wake the collegiate public to any vital
reform one must use bold face and italics type with
Hearst-like prodigality. The past semester 'has
taught the Daily that lesson, and that is why we
present in this, the first edition of a new term, a
clearly enunciated and italicized "platform" which:
we intend to flaunt at the head of these columns un-
til June and a new administration -flings them
blithely towards the printer's hell box.
We present five causes in whose names we intend,
aif necessary, to carry on a semester-long crusade.
We have campaigned for them intermittently before,
have had them well in mind. They are not new, but
they have not made as definite an impression on
either ,the student or faculty mind as we have in-
tended that they should.
The Daily recommends that Northwestern:
1. Adopt a' three-grade system indicative of
failure, passing and honor.
2. Place the regulation of class -absences in
the hands of the individual instructor and the
individual student.
3. Liberalize the women's rules, placing ulti-
mate responsibility for their enforcement on the
4. Begin an active campaign for a student
union building now.
5. Develop =a strong, central student govern-
ing body.
On these five objectives, editorial guns will be
concentrated. There gre other beneficial reforms
that could be urged, or example a well-developed
advigor system, a politics-free campus and an organ-
ized independent vote, and they will not be neglect-
ed. To include them all in the permanent platform
however, would weaken its force.

May Seefried
Miie Seng
] felon Spencer
TXathryu Stork
Clare Unger
iAary Elizabeth Watts




se'velt S

f has been placed in quite a\quandary by Sam-
Seabury who has been conducthng an investi-
ion of New York; city admistration. Plead-'
with the governor to remove Sheriff Thomas
ley, Tammany leader, Mr. Seabury charged
t the "wonderful tin box" e'xplatiation of Far-
's $357,000 bank deposits while in office was
insult to Your Excellency's intelligence."
Were Governor Roosevelt only the governor
New York State, the decision might not be so
icult to make. However, he is also a candidate
the Democratic nomination for the presidency.
that this demand, following the investigation
o Tammany official's bank deposits on ridicu-
sly smaller salaries, is very embarrassing.
The large New York delegation, controlled in
t by Tammany will certainly come in very
dy for Roosevelt at Chicago. The removal of
ley might antagonize this organization more
n any other past act of Roosevelt's has, and to
ne to a convention without the vote of his own
e would be politically almost fatal.
low will Roosevelt decide? A decision against
estigator Seabury's plea might alienate votes
ii other states. For national leaders are scep-
.1 of Rbosevelt's chances; mainly due to the fact
t he has said very little on the major issues
fronting the nation. His position on many
il questions 'is as yet unknown. True to his
sent duties, he declined to comment on the
gue of Nations, stating that he was having
able enough running his own state without
hering to investigate national problems. Too
ch of this attitude, however, will do much to
ng the primaries towards his opponents in the
Ultimately, the question.is one of whether or
the governor will continue to fulfill his guber-
orial duties before venturing upon a presiden-
campaign, or whether he will sacrifice the iri-
sts of the state of New York, and more partic-
zly those of the city of New York, to his per-
al ambitions.

BONDAGE, Presented by the Wesley Players in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
A Review by Margare B. O'Brien,
A sincere effort on the part of the Wesley players
failed last night simply because the whole thing ob-
viously was an effort. A weak play, nervously pre-
sented by actors who seemed to be acutely self-con-
scious, lacked any saving spark of spontaneity, and
was as wooden as the visage of Mr. Jones, whq play-
ed the role of the stern and malevolent father.
The fault lay chiefly in the construction of the
play itself, which never attained any semblance of
a dramatic crisis, clinging to a. monotonous level of
situation and emphasis. The plot itself was woefully
thin, and strained both the patience and credulity
of the audience.
"Bondage" deals simply and repeadedly with the
fact that browbeaten Mary Jane decides to rebel
against the virtual slavery in which she has been
held by her husband for twenty-five dreary years.
Her realization of the futility of it all is prompted
by a dream, but here again the inherent weakness
of the play is shown in the lack of conviction which
the suffering creature's declaration carries. This one
point is enlarged and elaborated and dwelt upon to
such an extent that it undoubtedly pails.
Mrs. Buchanan shows a lack of scope and finesse.
and although her sincerity of purpose and ability to
create characters is undubitable, the essential weak-
ness of her work seem's to be the result of a certain
narrowness of vision.
Mrs. Lowell Carr in the role of Mary Jane was
impotent in her characterization of the maltreated
wife. Her gestures and inflections were almost stere-
otyped, and while at times she impressed by her in-
sight into anl sympathy with her role, she did not
realize all of its possibilities. Her portrayal was not
entirely consistent, and her obvious experience fail-
ed to carry her through.
Mr. William Jones' interpretation (if such it can
be termed) of the part of the domineering father
showed that Mr. Jones was ill at ease in the most
literal sense of the word, and was most painfully
conscious of the fact. In the first act, his vain at-
tempts at conveying an impression of overbearing
intolerance was weakened materially by the fact that
he was obviously out of character. An almost com-
plete lack of stage presence, and understanding 01
what was entailed for the part was further shown ir
the second' act when Mr. Jones, after suffering from
a kick of a presumably ferocious horse, which rend-
ered him unaccountably crippled, paralyzed in both
arms, and, fortunately, speechless made it necessary
that he fall back on pantomine for expressing his
sourness, an art at which he was equally inept.
Miss Blossom Bacon had the same signal weak-
ness as Mr. Jones, for her self-consciousness made
her acting undilutedly bad. Mr. Beyerlein failed to
impress in the role of her brother.
Thp hart nant n g"of th a vp-ninP, ma c rnn o byMr

Of course we didn't mean to
alarm all the good people of Ann
Arbor by threatening any drastic
changes in Rolls Editorial Policy,
but we had to put something pretty
startling in the headline to capture
the public's attention. We would-
Sn't want anyone to get the impres-
sion that we were going to turn
things upside down from now on
because we aren't going to do any
such thing. We fully intend to ex-
ercise the same editorial discretion
that has been such an important
part of Oscar The Wonder Horse's
policy. Calm down, folks. Sit back
and'relax, You may' repose confi-
dence in our discretion.
* * *
But on the other hand it has re-
peatedly been brought to our atten-
tion that the Toasted Rolls column
is a one sided affair;that it reflects
only the viewpoint of the Lit col-
lege; and that it is of very little
interest to anyone not in the Lit
school. We believe this criticism
to be well-founded mi many res-
pects and we intend to inaugurate
a new policy of "broader scope."
We intend to inflate the Rolls cor-
respondence as much as we can and
try to capture the interest of the
faculty, the engine school, the arch
school, and even the Medical school,
maybe, but we realize what an aw-
ful job that would be.
This business of interesting
the faculty has its little diffi-
culties. Once last semester we
made a smart crack about one
of our professors and it netted
us a "D" in his course, so per,
haps we had better stay away
from the faculty. On second
thought we won't stay away
from the faculty. What do we
care about "D's"? Nothing.
Absolutely Nothing. -
* *'
The Michigan Daily is just begin-
ning to recover fr'om the devastat-
ing effects of the J-Hop extra
which taxed the ingenuity of the
entire staff to the limit. The lists
of guests were the worst strain,
most of them being written down in
pencil' or leaky fountain pen and
practically illegible. For instance
:n one list Mr. James Liggett had
as his partner Mrs. Howard Liggett.
That was a tough one for the Daily
Staff to figure out but they finally
came to the following conclusions:
Firstly, a man wouldn't bring his
mother to the J-Hop. Secondly,
the Mrs. Liggett in question must
be the :wife of Mr. Liggett's brother.
'Thirdly, Mr. Liggett's brother was
probably but recently deceased and
that Mr. Liggett was escorting Mrs.
Liggett to the J-Hop to help her
forget her bereavement. Fourth-
ly, in view of those circumstances
wouldn't it be more humane, and
more in accord with the ethics of
journalism to omit' Mrs. Liggett's
husband's first name from the list.
Fifthly (and lastly), perhaps the
names had better be put in the pa-
per just as they were written on the
blank by Mr. Liggett, and let him
do the worrying about it.
We are beginning to realize
more and more as this column
progresses that it is extremely
unlikely that today's effort will
be read to freshman classes in
.English Composition, but inas-
much as we are still in such a
state of confusion and chaos
from our latest classification
orgy that we can't think in se-

tences of over ten syllables, we
believe w e can legitimately
blame the University for the
lack of rhetorical coherence ex-
hibited in this column. The
classification system really isn't
so bad though. We really must
give Director R i e h credit,
because credit is due. We
can remember the days when
there was no advance classifi-
cation at all, thus necessarily
throwing about five thousand
students into the recorder's of-
fice at one time. Those were
the days when we weren't the
only one to be confused. Ah
me - how the world does grow
up. Times have ehanged. Times
have changed.
We note that the Editor has set
the first week in March as the de-
but of the Freshman class into the
realm of student journalism. We
'IInrVc ann m N nina +n trar


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WITH the application of electricity to aircraft
instruments, another chapter was written in the
annals of air transportation. To-day's ship is not only
swifter but safer and more dependable. Modern
depth-sounding devices indicate instantly the height of
the ship above the ground surface. A unique feature
of General Electric's recently purchased monoplane
is the almost com etely electrified instrument panel.
The most recently developed instrument is the sonic
altimeter, which proyides a quick means of indicating
changes in height above ground. Sound from ap

irtermittently operated airwhistle is directed down-
ward. The echo is picked up'in a receiving megaphone,
and the sound is heard through a stethoscope. The
elapsed time between the sound and the echo
determines the height. Tests show that water, build-
ings, woods, etc., produce echoes that are different
and characteristic.
Besides developing a complete system of aircraft in-
struments, college-trained General Electric engineers
have pioneered in every efectrical field-on land, on
sea, and in the air.

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and Guy James Cagney, as he appears in "Taxi,"
at the Michigan, is as tough as 'article as any-
g ever pictured; he drives his cab, drinks his
r, and protects his woman with both fists, and
ain't no mug gonna park on my feet and get
r with it-see? '
i comparison with the jaw-smacking activities
r. Cagney the tussles of other movie muscle men
relegated to insignificance, and persons like
ter Morris and Edward G. Robinson dwindle to
sissies. Cab-driver Cagney is the kind of in-
[ual that socks first and thinks afterward, with'
result that between socks he has opportunity to
lenty of thinking. /
te understand that Joan Blondell was intended
he feminine lead opposite Cagney as the show
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