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Tr"RSnA-, MAY 12, 1932


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before I wrote to you. I said to her, 'I don't want
to go over to America to make a splash-I don't want
to go there to show off-I want to go there to find
a place to do some good work.'
"'That doesn't mean,' I added to her, 'that I don't I
want, ultimately, to take the work to Chicago, New
York, Philadelphia, etc., and seriously go before the
public there with solid stuff, and profit thereby: but
I want to go to some place quietly, first, to prepare
it all.'
"At present, you must remember, I'm not like
Stanislawsky, Reinhardt, Belasco, who have or had
their owntheatre, their own company, their own
staff of workmen, and to whom it was quite easy to
say 'We will have four weeks' rehearsals, and produce1
"Hamlet" at the end of that time.' '
"If I had had a theatre for a long time, as they
have had, or even for a year or two, I could also do I
that; but I have not those conditions which they
had and have-I am entirely and quite alone. I,
have my brains and my talent, and that is all I3
have got. And that is all I have ever had.l
"It is difficult for anyone in America to under-
stand this, for you are not near enough to Europe
to see that England is the only place on earth that
would have failed to give me my theatre and support..
(Of course it is out of the question for an Englishman
to accept support from a French town or a Germanr
town or a Russian town. Those things are not doner
in Europe. I don't know why, but they are not.) C
"So then, being without anything, I look around
myself and ask, will anybody ever offer me those two
or three things-a permanent place for myself, if
only a barn, which I can call my own-permanent t
group of people, whether professional or amateur, if
only a dozen, with whom I can work and call my ownt
company-and sufficient support to keep that place t
or that group of people going.;
"That is all I ask-after all, I can produce, forr
those who have supported me, as many pieces as theyI
want, and in as quite a short a time as anybody can.
"You will say that this must be exaggerated, butr
it is no exaggeration-I am positively without any Y
workshop, and have been for years.
"It seems to me, Mr. Henderson, you have onlyC
to ask yourself this question: 'Can you find and givec

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By TOM loovER
Special Daily Correspondent


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nhey W. Arnheim
nahi F. lankertz
ward 1.. (.;Ampljl
omas Connellan
bert S. lleutsch
ed A. Huber

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John W. Thomas
Haroll F. Klute
I i,u S. l11ar;hall
Ito? :rnl Mrtin
1,i;Iry Meyer
Albert 11. Newman
1 . rgie Pettit
Prudence Foster
lFrances Manchester
Elizabeth Mann

Charles A. Sanford
John W. Pritchard
Josepi Renihan
C. I fart Schaaf
Brackly Shaw
Parker Snyder
Glenn K. Winters
Margaret O'Bria
Beverly Stark
Alma Wadsworth
Josephine Woodharns

Secretary of State Stimson is
aboard the liner Vulcania and on
his way home. J ust what he wil
discuss with President Hooverwhen
he arrives in Washington is little
known. His talks on disarmament
and reparation were blocked when
the French premier announced that
an audience was impossible due to
illness. And so we are even.-Laval,
you remember, accomplished very
little when he visited our country.
S. 4
A short while ago all Washington
read a book called "Washington
Merry Go Round." The book stated
rather pointedly certain malad-
ministrations and voiced opinions
of political corruption. The authors'
most of them young men with good
positions, suffered the loss of their
jobs-all for expressing themselves
too clearly.
And now a play based on this
book is finding it hard to locate a
theatre for an opening in New York.
Although denied, it has been ru-
mored that Tammany, disliking the
contentions, is trying to outwit the
producers with Broadway pull. The
"Washington Merry Go Round" is
having a merry run around and
certain politicians run the risk of
being classified by Mr. Sirovich as
one of those critics that delight in




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THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1932

he World's

Greatest Lobby
ASSEMBLED in Washington these days might
be termed the World's greatest lobby ever
gathered to coerce legislation in one direction.
This lobby, numbering hundreds of inidividuals
whose sole purpose is to keep national represent-
atives and senators from passing any legislation
of a wet nature, has been steadily growing ever
since the 1930 elections which proved to the world
at large that the American people were against the
Eighteenth amendment and any method of trying
to enforce it.
Before these elections, which proved more than
mything else, that dry fanaticism was approach-
ng its inevitable doom, various dry organizations
which were responsible for the passage of the
historic amendment and acompanying Volstead
zid Jones acts were a disorganized and uncentral-
zed convlomeration of groups each one intent on
i definite aim but not co-operating in the least.
When the 1930 elections proved to these militant
groups that they were fast losing ground. they
legan to organiie until today they are a unified
body with the sole aim of keeping politics dry and
The reason is clearly obvious. The numerous
organizations such as Crusaders, and Women's
Prohibition Reform association have sprung up
and under energetic and forceful leaders have
shown that public opinion does not want prohibi-
tion. To combat these groups as well as the evils
that have proved to be too much for them sepa-
rately they are now organized into one group.
Had it not been for this reorganization of dry
groups, the Unritcd States night now be in the
nidst of a ntional prohibition reform referendum.
[t is this dry lobby that has prevented such a
referendum for more than a few congressmen have,
wanted to put the ouestion to the public only to
have this power group crush such sentiments with
all the coercion characteristic of power.
The unification of the dry groups into one
>rganization, however, will not frustrate the in-
:reasing storm of public opinion which is sure to
burst when Novemiber cones around. Political
leaders everywhere are of the opinion that the next
Congress will be overwhelmingly wet and that if
either the Republican or Democratic, parties can
buck this lobby enough to put a wet plank rn its
platform, the drys will have lost control forever
and prohibition will be doomed.
At least, it is obvious-to those who are looking
ahead into the political future that it will not be
long before the United States will have its beer.
And if beer comes, the other liquors will not be
far behind. It will be interesting to watch the
efforts of this dry lobby, the largest group of its
kind in the world. It is sure to fall. Just how
soon is another question but if past practices are
ny indication, America has but a few years until
it gets its dry throat refreshed.
Now that the freshmen and sophomores have left
plough and harrow in front of the library, they're inI
a right convenient spot for the B. and G. boys to use
on their potato patch further up the diagonal.

me a place to work in'-not a room only, but a place'discouraging authors.
where I can put up and realize in a very few weeks
(for I assure you it is easy) my big dream-like scenes *
-and then sufficient people to start rehearsals for
the first act of "Macbeth," say, as I would do it? The On the hill while Chairman Hale
two plays I myself want to do at first are "Macbeth" (R., Me.) of the Senate Naval Af-
and "The School for Scandal"-the one very big, and fairs Committee argued and secur-
fantastic in the extreme, the other very precise, small ed the passage of a bill to increase
and realistic. I would work on these two simultan- the United States Navy to the limits
eously-one in one part of the week, the other during of the London Naval Treaty Con-
the rest of the week-and go on preparing them till gress slashed the sum of $58,000,-
both are ready. 000 from the appropriations for the
"Whefi you ask me how long it would take to get War Department.
both of them ready, I must remind you of what The new bill fails to provide ap-
Stanislawsky has always said-that when they are I propriations for citizens military
finished, then they are ready and that no time can I training camps. The camps cost
be fixed for that. For the production of 'The Blue the government $2,779,000 last year
Bird,' Stanislawsky took two years, for 'Hamlet' he and had an enrollment of 37,500.
took three. If special l'egislation is not taken
"I think six to eight months, at the outside, would the 120,000 applications to date will
be ample time to prepare these two plays, provided be disregarded.
(and this very important) there 'were no long delays * * *
in constructing the scheme, no delays because one
2ould not get sufficient people to come together and The economy question is still be-
set to work-no delays in finding a man and a ing hashed over in the Senate and
woman able to understand, to some serious extent, the House of "Misrepresentatives."
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth-and no delays through Everything we know of has been
people failing to understand that I must have things taxed and consideration is even be-
as I want them. You know how it is, Mr. Henderson, ing given to taxing wartime excess
with actors and actresses kicking up and wasting profits. Before attempting such im-
time. possibilities and delaying an im-
"What I think I woud also want, would be suffi- provement in the present condi-
eient means to bring over to America four or five tions Congress should realize that,
men and women who could act as my staff: for "fully 50,000,000 people in the coun-
instance, there is an artist in Paris, another in try would welcome one form of tax-
Berlin7 whom I very much want to be able to count ation-g tax on beer!" Mayor
on as my assistants. There would be about five or Walker of New York has pointed
six in all, I should think-men and women who would this- out, every citizen knows the
;et things going for me immediately on arrival. fact, and Congress is inconsistent
"Better than these two productions, I have an- in not following with legislation.



other thing which I very much want to do; but
although the music is written, the libretto has to
6e very greatly revised, and I would have to prac-
tically create the whole thing from the beginning.
It is a ballet, opera, play, in one. This should come
third, after 'Macbeth' and 'The School for Scandal.'
"With many thanks for your interest-
Yours sincerely,
E. Gordon Craig."




"Impatient Maiden"
Lew Ayres, in his comparatively short Hollywood
career, has made some excellent pictures. His part
in "All Quiet on the Western Front" was enough in
itself to establish a notable reputation for the young
man. But his work in "Impatient Maiden" is cer-
tainly not up to standard,
It is not entirely the fault of the actor in this
case however. The plot, based on "The Impatient
Virgin," is poor at best. A Barrymore could not be
expected to do much better with such a vehicle.
Mae Clarke, a slaving stenographer in the picture,
falls in love with the young fifty-dollar a month
ambulance-attending doctor, Lew Ayres. The usual
sequence follows after the girl refuses marriage with
the young man. The rich boss steps in, provides the
apartment at just the right mo'ment, and all is not
so well. Then along comes the young doctor, who
takes one look, and then steps back into a world
of disillusionment. Difficulties are ironed out when
the doctor and his ambulance are called to care for
the appendectomy-stricken heroine.
But where the directors made the biggest mistake
in the entire production was at the operating table,
where the handsome young hero was forced to carve
up pretty Miss Clarke, in the absence of the resident
surgeons. We have seen operating rooms, hospital
corriders, nurses in uniform, and even ether caps in
the movies before-but never have we had to peer
over the edge of an incision and watch doctors attach
forceps to the arteries of the leading lady (supposed-
It is all quite a grim proceeding, even with the

The two branches of our govern-
ment are like two large mountains
offering a good deal of obstruction
and giving birth to a lot of dis-
agreeable molehills.
Senator Borah called the Senate's
attentions to the fact that the
1masses everywhere, are becoming
He further pointed out that, "un-
less armaments are reduced, so that
the burden is lifted, unless repara-
tions are settled so Europe can
start on economic recovery, and I
unless silver is restored to the place
it occupied prior to 1925 to restore
to some extent the purchasing
power of half the world, there will
not, in my judgment, be any ready
return to prosperity."
We can't help but realize that
' even though Borah says very little
he speaks with a world of truth!
* * *
The Garner victory, appareptly
a compromise victory, in California
changes the presidential battle
completely. But to further the sur-
prise we note that Senator Huey P.
Long (disregard the first name) to-
gether with Senator Norris plan on
backing Roosevelt.
Yes, at this stage of the game we
will find a lot of politicians climb-
ing from one band wagon to an-
other. And with all the commotion
the only thing to do is to settle
back and wait until the Standard,
Oil company makes up its mind.
Fashion experts predictthat the
prevailing color will be blue this
season. Of course, we won't be able
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