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education by their crossing of cultural and practica]
aims. The result is a weak hybrid. Fine arts courses
are prepared in mild doses suitable for sampling by
professional students and wholesale taking by fine
arts majors. Professional schools turn out a mass
product subject to disregarded laws of supply and
demand. So now a university is properly neither a
place to prepare for earning a living, nor to acquire
the education befitting a cultivated citizen of the


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An article in the March issue of the American
Scholar calls attention to the attempts made by some.
thirty American colleges to supply the intellectual
needs of their alumni. These institutions have acted,
on the well substantiated belief that the alumnus
regards his college as his only contact with things
cultural; they feel the responsibility of meriting that,
respect. Some have undertaken to establish "alumni
weeks," when graduates may return to the campus
and hear lectures delivered by the faculty;mothers
have supplied book lists, either for general or specific I
reading, and have outlined courses; still others have
(listjributed pamphlets keeping alumni in touch with
latest educationand scientific developments.
The relative effectiveness of the various methods
is open to debate, but the ideal and its demonstrable
results are unquestionably worthwhile. Over a third
of the men approached responded eagerly, and in
almost every case the request was for instruction in
general cultural subjects rather than in technical
fields. Men from all vocations welcomed the oppor-
tunity to break away from stereotyped occupations
and seek relief In the purfuance of interests enjoyed
at college and long since abandoned. In this service
alone the results of the plan have more than justified
its expense.
But a more significant effect of such a program
is the new relationship that must in time arise be-
tween the college and the alumni. At present, asideI
from jingoistic enthusiasm for athletics, almost thej
only connections between the two are mimeographed
pleas for funds. In forming a cultural tie with their I
graduates, colleges will reacquaint them with theI
more important function of educating students. ThusI
not only will the alumnus receive the desired cultural 1
stimulus, but the college will profit from his broader!

Comedy Club has at last come
through with some first class en-
tertainment in their production of
A. A. Milne's play "Meet The
Prince." It is very English, very
smart, has clever lines, and inter-I
esting situatibns-what more do
you want. And in addition to all
this, thanks to some inspired work
by Mr. Alan Handley and Miss Ven-
eta Cook, Mr. Milne's play can at
least be termed intriguing if not
spicy. (Or maybe trenchant is the
word. Why not?)
Al Handley's performance asI
Prince Michael is easily the
best acting in the show, al-
though all of the acting is ade-
quate and much of it excellent.
Master Alan, we are afraid, is
being taken too much for grant-
ed in Campus Dramatics these
days, which is a pity consider-
ing the consistently excellent
work he has turned out. With-
o(t him the play would un-
doubtedly lose much of its life
and spontaneity.
The Actors?
Stanley T. Donner as Simon Bat-
tersby-Swell. We liked especially
his grin, his red slippers, his post-
man monologue, his sartorial infor-
Sarah P i e r c e as Angela-Miss
Pierce looks older and more sophis-
ticated than '35. Her deep throaty
voice is well suited to her role,
though she does gush a bit in the
first act. There must be millions of
calm English girls like Angela.
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SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1932
isin ess
td Abilty
NCE upon a time there was a little boy. He
grewup and finally went to college. He had
onality, character, and good health. But his
ity was very ordinary. However, he worked
I and finally was made merchandizing manager
he J. L. Hudson's store in Detroit.
Such is the story of the modern successful
iness man-at least this is what Michael Dowl-
the present merchandizing manager of the
Hudson company store, would have us be-
e. But his story goes further. People with
degree of extraordinary ability are distinctly
of place in the great business organizations of
y, Mr. Dowling tells us.
But there are some interesting inferences which
be drawn from these, statements, not the least
rhich is a severe indictment of modern business
the statements of Mr. Dowling are founded on
factual basis. Organizations which limit their
onnel to people of ordinary ability can be little
e than ordinary organizations. Yet we find
people of America bowing low before the
>tains of industry" as the men of ability and
us of the age. Either they have ability, or
rest of us are terribly sub-normal, or Mr.
Oing is wrong.
Phere is, however, still some chance that Mr.
vling, is right. In that case, the people of the
Id have been placing a wrong. emphasis on
ness ability for half a century. Some realiza-
of this has perhaps taken place in the past
years. America may even be facing a new
llectual renaissance when the emphasis will be
ed upon the intelligent and the beautiful-the
lucts of men of more than ordinary ability.
Rut there is still another inference which may
rawn from Mr. Dowling's statements-this is,
ourse, if he is correct. Men of extraordinary
ty have no place in modern business organ-
ons. Mr. Dowling has a place in a modern
ness organization. 'Therefore, Mr. Dowling
no extraordinary ability. Therefore, Mr. Dowl-
[as not so much right to make such statements,

veneta Cook as Jennifer-Thog
(Colgate Maroon) a bit weak in the first act, she grad-
Periodically, our 'American newspapers find it ually warms to her task (and why
not?), and then her hair is nice.
necessary to play up one spectacular news item, at Virgiad Rober a Eil-n.
the expense and often the exclusion of other stories.s
The recent Honolulu trial, which still holds down the efficient little maid who doesn't
number one column of many daily papers is our most spill the cocktails even once. We
recent example of this strange phenomenon. liked the matter-pf-fact way in
This periodic human interest story must appeal which she received instructions to

instantly to the mass (often a synonym for puerile)E
mind. For over a month the Culbertson-Lenz bridge
tournament held the interest of the sensation-seek-
ing American public. Then, the kidnapping of theI
infant son of the Lindberghs' gave headline writers'
an opportunity to display their skill. Luckily for'
their own peace of mind, the majority of tabliod:
reporters are too callous to be .conscience-stricken
from a realization that their thirst for sensationalismt
is no small factor in the unfortunate settlement of'
many of these problems.
The Honolulu case had already secured its position
as one of the "scoops" of the year. The circumstances
of the murder alone would have been sufficient to
keep the incident before the public for some time.
But add the presence of Clarence Darrow, the aspects
of race prejudice, American interests in and power
iver Hawaii and the international complications and
one has all the elements of the story of the year. 3
It won't be long after this case has become history
and once again tabloid pages contain room for more
than headlines, before some other story with inherent'
4ualities will appear and the comedy will be once;
again enacted. Newspaper America must be sordidly.
shocked. What will it be next time?

"make up a bed in the barn for
Prince Michael."
George Rademaker as Captain
Holt-A real military man. His tal-
ents were best displayed in the first
act in the waiting scene, and in his
pompously important discourse on
buffer states.
Frances Manchester as Ethel Holt
-Has possibly the easiest, most na-
ural manner of any of the cast.
We enjoyed her attempts at con-
versation just before the Prince's
arrival, her admiring respect for
her husband's opinions, and her
confused delight when meeting the
Burnette Bradley as Mrs. Faithful
-Rendered the most polished per-
formance of the evening. Her re-
mark "Pink suits us; we always try
to stick to pink," is typical of her
type of role.
Helen Dooley as Imogene Faithful i
-Is admirably cast. We like the
way she drinks a cocktail, the way
she says "hello," the way she says
wicked !"
Maxwell Pribil as Dr. Ainslie-
His makeup is almost as queer as it
was in "Anthony and Anna" but he
is excellent nonetheless. His lines
just before the arrival of the Prince
are whimsical (whimsical! Now
there's a word! Why didn't we
think of that before?)




. NUC and DRAMA7
"MVIEET 1HE PRINCE," by A. A. Milne. Presented
by Comedy Club in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.


A Review
by Margaret O'Brien

I __ _ _ _ ___ _ ,

No self-respecting review of an A. A. Milne play Alan Handley as Prince Michael
can go more than a paragraph without calling the -'Nuff sed.
slightly motheaten term of "whimsy" into the play. Whitney Dixon as James Oliver'
It is as inevitably associated with him as Pooh bear If we ever have .a valet itnwill
or Eeyore's tail, so we might just as well get it out Dixon.
of the way at once. "Meet the Prince" is whimsical, x
Howard'Fettes ha c3 LXsie5J1,t (Ar3 n'.A

Cor. S. State and E. Washington Sts.
Fretlerick B. Fisher
Peter F. Stair
10:30 A. M.--Morning Worship.
Dr. Fred B. Smith of New York.
7:30 P. M. - Evening Worship.
Dr. Smith
(Wesleyan Guild Lecture)
Cor. East University Ave. & Oakland
Rabbi Bernard Heller, Director
Philip Bernstein, Assistant to the
Sunday, May 15th, 1932
11:15 A. M.-Services in the Chapel
of the Women's League Bldg.
Doctor Raphael Isaacs will speak
on "The Part Inspiration Plays in
8:00 P. M.-Musical Recital at the,
Foundation by students in the Uni-
versity Music School under the di-
rection of Mr. Harold Crelman.
Last day of art exhibit, "Jews in



and that is the trouble.
There are very few people in Comedy Club, or on
the Michigan campus, for that matter, who can be
whimsical (again!) without being slightly painful,

aavW44ci.i Tcl.4L) iltL iACtiLY ILt;tA ialilt !

executed a wonderful set.
Ruth Ann Oakes has turned
a swell play.



, we are not sure whether he is right






(The Minnesota Daily)
es the world owe the college graduate a living?
just that question, a 1931 graduate writes his
.uck story in the "Forum." His answer is "yes."
rofessional education is due, so he claims, to
propaganda of successful business way back
times of prosperity. This well trained advertis-
xpert finds that there is an over-supply of
.enced men in his profession and concludes that
had spent his college years in a trade he would
pared by experience to work right now.
S statements. true or otherwise, clearly show
a university education has become popular for
imate money value in industrial and business


except of course, Alan Handley, who can be anything
he chooses and still make us like it. Mr. Handley WHAT IS TO BECOME OF
could cope creditably with Christopher Robin, one TOASTED ROLLS?
feels, his advantage being that he forgets he is being An Editorial
whimsical and looks you straight in the face. A
"Meet the Prince" would have been an excellent Monday afternoon the Board in
vehicle for mother's weekend, but like all of Mr. Control of Student Publications will;
Milne's efforts, it is a trifle too diaphanous for real I meet in solemn council to select a
dramatic fare. Inevitably there is a week-end party, new Managing Editor of the Michi-t
a veritable host of charming and vaguely idiotic Eng- gan Daily. After conversing with a{
lish people, and a plot which bobs up now and then, few of the applicants for this posi-
but finally vanishes airily in the mist, whimsical to tion we have our fears for the fu-
the last gasp. ture of Toasted Rolls. Several of
Mr. Handley carries the burden of the evening on said applicants want to cut it out
his capable shoulders, but some of the very few peo- altogether, others want r a d i c a 1
ple in Ann Arbor who can be ******** without being changes and very few indeed like
painful are right within the folds of Comedy Club, the column as it is at present. Our
so you might as well resign yourself. Mr. Donner is personal opinion is that R o 11 s, I
a member of the charmed circle, and so are Mr. though perhaps not uniformly hu-
Rademaker, and Miss Manchester, with Mr. Pribil morous, or well written, does carry
winding up as an honorary member. Miss Pierce is out a campus function which is a'
a nice dependable sort of mistress of ceremonies, or necessary factor to something or


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