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and this was blown into high dunes, and cemented
by the rain. 'And so, Best Beloved,' was written the
second chapter of Bermuda. When I stand upon the
summit of Nonsuch and look eastward toward Coop-
ers, or south to Gurnet or west to Castle, I see every-,
where the paper-thin records of past wind-borne
sand (more euphoniously, aeolian), once fine as pow-'
der, now hardened into limestone or very marble.
And when I dive four or five fathoms down to the
bottom of Nonsuch bay, or farther out, at Almost
Island, on the edge of the ocean abyss itself, thereE
again are everywhere the fixed records of ancient
dunes."
This is about the extent of the science he inflicts
upon us, and a sugar-coated pill it is. But then!. .
"Peering down I could see nothing but a. foggy
blueness--it looked as if I were dropping off the rim
of the world into starless naked space. I had no
feeling of bottom at all; it was a real connecting link
between my Almost Island meanderings and the
miracle of view from the Bathysphere, two hundred
fathoms down. I stopped halfway, swung around,
and found myself clear off in cosmic space. There
was no sign of reef below or surface overhead :. . a
cloud shut qff the sun for the moment and the dusk'
was eery--unlike any earthly twilight. The fog-blue
spaces swirled past; I could actually see thinner and'
denser areas, probably the shift of light from the
face of the wave-mirrors high overhead. I swivelled
half a circle and entered a galaxy-a whole constella-
tion of great jellyfish . . . There came to me a pro-{
found feeling of the permanence of the evanescent;
these one-half of one per cent of life filling the ocean
with their myriads, with adequate provision for the
future ,
Thus his masterly description of "dangling ...
the supreme achievement in helmet diving."
Well, he writes; 260 pages of delight, in as many3
moods as there are species. From sombre and

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A Review
by Jerry losenthal to serve you to the best of our ability.
NIGHT EDITOR-JAMES H. INGLIS Without a doubt, one of the finest executed and i With this assurance, you are invited to bring your
- brilliantly performe piano recitals yet heard in Anr ' banking business here. Both our Main and Branch
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1932 Arooreswer.icldn .paace o
Arbor, or elsewhere (including appearances py mOre Office have complete banking facilities.
' famed individuals), was given last night in Lydia I
Mendelssohn theatre by Dalies Frantz, young An
Hopes Dwindle
Arbor stucient. A program necessitating not only a Established 1882
", \finished technical development but also a firm gras:
for The Democrats of every bit of the expression which composers put
into their works was his offering and, suffice it te
iT HE Democratic party .appears at present to say, Frantz combined both these elements to a degree; -
Ihave little chanice of success in the Presiden- which puts him in a class, not with the ordinary run F ~'v '
:ial election next November. For the moment, of younger piano prodigies who 'ao d fame through . riserC gin Ca De atiiK
prospects seem quite black, although outwardly proportion, but where artistry is recogn:zed for what orth Main Street South State Street
:hey are the best the opposition has had since 1916. it is worth.Noh
Franklin Roosevelt, in the first place, seems True, he did not have the artistic nonchlance s-
:o have the nomination sewed up. Delegation after characteristic of veterans and did appear to be more Member
delegation has gone over to the New York gov- aware of his audience than seemed warranted but the Federal Reserve -
ernor's camp, defeating "Alfalfa Bill" Murray and superb technique and sympathetic understanding of System
Al Smith. And for this reason, party harmony, what he was about kept the well-filled theatre com-
i highly desirable factor in such a year as this, pletely aware of the fact that here was a recital and t
ias dwindled to a negligible amount. Even after an artist of importance. --
Mr. Raskob's prohibition outbursts had been ex- It is not merely a vagary on the part of this re-
plained away, the future seemed rosy. Now comes viewer to say that Frantz, if he continues in the sam
active oratorical opposition from the last candi- nanner as he portrayed last night, will go more thanr,
late, former Governor Smith, who, it is rumored. a little distance in the music world. No one, whc
nay get a few delegates from Massachusetts, and heard him play Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Franc H
nay also take to the stump for Hoover if Roose- without a flaw and with a truly remarkable expres-
relt is nominated. sion will take issue to this for the faithful perform-
This state of affairs is unfortunate for the ance of these four, grouped on one program, i
Democratic party. And perhaps it indicates possi- nothing else, certainly prove the worth of any onc
>le trouble should they put their candidate ipto the pretending to be more than an ordinary music roow
White House. Governor Roosevelt is not the most piano player. E
apable man they could select. But he has lined Frantz opened his program with Moza's "Sona-
ip delegate after delegate, and unless he fails tc tine in C Major," which, as the composer and his ag
met the two-thirds majority on the first few ballots, intended it, is a composition made for sheer an
he apparently will be nominated. And this pros- absolute beauty. The very fact that Mozart is sc
>ect has turned the thoughts of many doubting sheer and absolute is what makes him really diflicul
Republicans back to the party. to interpret. Artists of no great ability can pla3
The Republican party, on the other hand, has Tchaikovsky, with all the interpretation and expres-
yone ahead with confidence and harmony. Senator sion that the composer wanted and still not be goodcI
prance is expected to lose heavily in his home but it takes more than the average musician to pla -
tate in the primary, the only one to date in whicl a Mozart work with the necessary delicacy ant
President Hoover's name has been entered. The finesse. Frantz, though not so impressive as in hi'. I
ise of confidence in the present administration will following numbers, proved this point with a poignant
>robably vindicate its course during the past three intelligence.
gears at the polls next autumn. It was the Beethoven "Sonata in A flat MajorS
which really showed the artistry of the protaganist W ENT OUT OF STYLE YEARS AGO
One sensed that every bit of temperament, a definitN
3 0 ' S Irequirement for Beethoven, was being poured into hi.
fingers, and followed by the trying and difficult Bach
group, success was assured once and for all. Weber
NONSUCH, LAND OF WATER, by William "Rondo in C Major," requiring a technical deftnes WHEN steam-heated houses and closed auto-
Beebe (Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932) $3.50 too often lacking in those who play it seriously, fin- mobiles came into style; red flannels and ear
(Review Copy Courtly of W hr's Bookstors) ishaed the first half of the program which kept onemoie caentsylrdfnesadea
(C-f s smarvelling during the intermission. muffs went out. Time was when people pro-
A Review The second half, every bit as important but not tected themselves against the weather with all
by John Pritchard as glamorous since any doubts had already beer
A remarkable balance of two elements-subject removed, included 'four more-modern composers sorts of heavy clothing n the outside -and all
natter and style-is always apparent in the work Prokofieff, whose "The Love for Three Oranges," ha
)f Beebe, who is director of the department of trop- passed the novelty stage, was the opener and th( kinds of hot, heavy foods on the inside.
cal research of the New York Zoological society. His "March" from the aforementioned suite merely bore
ubject matter-nature in all its manifestations-is out Frantz technical and expressive ability to the But no longer! Now, you'll find that winters
rarious, wide in range, but never bewildering. His extent that repetition was necessary. seem much milder--and most of it is due to
style, while it falls short, to a certain degree, of Lizst's "Sonnette del Petrarca" was the nexsto
being impeccable, is nevertheless, in the humble offering and gave additional glory. "Der Jongleur," I modern living conditions. That's why crisp,
)pinion of your somewhat immature reviewer, the by Toch was played as only young contemporary
nost exotic in moden literature. artists can play it. I again state that it is the present ready-to-eat flakes at breakfast are such a
One can find no important fault with "Nonsuch." and immediate generation of pianists who are only healthful dish. You feel better, work better,
:t is the culmination of his artistic achievements. eligible to play modern composers: One cannot help
Ws work in 1908--that popular book of essays called but have this contention borne out when he repeated- I and enjoy your meal more.
'The Log of the Sun"-was delightful; but through ly hears present day music as played by pianists in
he years his experience has grown richer, his skill their twenties and thirties against the same rendered Try a bowl of Kellogg's PEP Bran Flakes.
nore pronounced, until at last he has reached the by the older ones who are entirely out of sympathyY
polnt where his readers gasp at least once for every with what the new music stands for. You
Mage. And that, when no sensationalism is involved,i Cesar Franck's "Prelude Chorale and Fugue," was these better bran flakes are
s an achievement! }a fitting climax for the evening because of its power j UO4
Nonsuch, a somewhat mystifying word, is highly and varied motives, which though obviously meant; made of whole wheat with
i scriptive. It is Beebe's name for Bermuda-not for organ, can be and was last night something which its rich store of nourish-
he Bermuda of thirsty millionaires, but the Bermuda is exceedingly effective in the hands of an accom-; BRAN RKE
>f nature-lovers. And however much of a scientist plished artistment. Just enough bran, BRA FARS0
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