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MAY 15, 1932

Published every morning except Monday during the University
lVear by the Board in Contro! of Student Publications.
Member of the Western Conference Editorial Association.
TheiAssociated Press is exclusively entitleditorthe fuse for re-
publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
credited in this paper and the local news published herein.
Entered at the Post Office at Ann Arbor, Michigan, as second
elass matter. Special rate of postage granted by Third Assistant
Postmaster General.
Subscription by carrier, $4.00; by mail, $4.50
Offices: Ann Arbor Press Building, Maynard Street, Ann Arbor,
Michigan. Phones: Editorial, 4925; iEuiness, 21214.
Telephone 4925
Editorial Director.............................Beach Conger, Jr.
Crty Editor....................................... Carl Forsythe
N4ews Idito .4.................................. David M. Nichol
Sports 1lditor.............................. uheldon C. Fullerton
Women's Editor ........................Margaret M. Thompson
Assistant News Editor............................Robert L. Pierce

yrank B. Gilbreth
Voland A.
Brian W. Jones

J. Cullen Kennedy James
Goodman Jewry E. Rosenthal
Seiffert George A. Stauter


Stanley W. Arnheim
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I.I.,d C. Camhe ll
Thomas Connellan
pobelrt S. Ieutsch
Fred A. Hnber

Sports Assistants
John W. Thomas
liarold F. Klute
Vim S. Marshall
IoIand Martin
I Vary \Meyer
Albert I1. Newman
I,. i cronie Pettit
Prudence Foster
Alice Gilbert
Prances Manchester
Elizabeth Mann

Charles A. Sanford
Jc n W. Pritchard
Jos-p, hlRenihan
C. Hart Schaaf
Bracklry Shaw
Parker Snyder
Glenn 1R. Winters
Margaret O'Briem
Beverly Stark
Josephine WOodhains

Miriam Carver
BReatrice Culling
Elsie Feldman

Telephone 21214
CHARLES T. KLINE ........................ Business Manages
[+fl iS P. JOUNSON......................Assistant Managep
Department Managers
Advertising ...................................... Vernon Bishop
Advrrtir,ing Contrafcts...... .....................Hlarry R. Begley
Advertising Service............................Byron C. Vedder
Publications .................................,William T. Brown
Accounts..................................... Richard Stratemeit
Women's Business Manager ...................... Ann W. Verno,

Orvil Aronson
Gilbert F. Horsley
Allen Clark
Robert Finn
Donna Becker
Maxine Fischgrund
Ann tallmeyer
Katherine Jackson
Dorothy Laylin

Arthur F. Kohn
Berniard Schnacke
Grafton W. Sharp
Virginia McComb
Caroline Mosher
helen Olson
JIclen Schmude
May Secfried

Donald A. Johnson, II
Dean Turner
Don Lyon
Bernard H. Good
Tlelen Spencer
Kathryn Spencer
.athryn Stork
Clare Unger
Mary Elizabeth Watts

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 1932
The. Editor
Speaks His Mind
N four years at the University, there are certain
truths one learns which one cannot express
until he has passed through and has had time to
read, learn and thoroughly digest them. What
does the average student think of the place and
its personnel by the time he is graduated? No one
ever knows, unless, perhaps, that student tells one
or two of his fellows and they reciprocate. And
why shouldn't someone know? An unexpressed
idea dies. Hence, the Editor intends to speak his
mind with his last paper, say what he thinks about
people and things at Michigan, pleasant and un-
pleasant. Nobody will agree with him; many will
disregard him entirely, and rightly so. But he will
speak, he will be heard, and here it is.
The Editor has discovered:
That Michigan probably has more useless red-
tape hanging around than any first class university
in the country;
That Michigan has resultantly become a glori-
fied high school from which a great many graduate
with little or no idea of how to think for them-
That the University, situated in the more
liberal middle-west, has a conservatism of the East
which interlocks beautifully into a combination of
all that is good in Harvard and Stanford;
That there are a great many unappreciated men
on the faculty who are quiet, refuse to blow their
own horns and perhaps don't get as high as many
of their decided inferiors;
That some of those men are Humphreys, Van-
der Velde, Binkley, Case, Cowden, Durfee, Blake,
Forsythe, Eddy, Miller, Bader, Willey, to mention
only a few;
That probably the three best general courses
in the literary college are Slosson's "Europe Since
1870," Cowden's "History of English Prose," and
Artie Cross's "Constitutional History";
That too few people hear Palmer Christian on
Wednesday afternoons;
That too many people spend their collegiate
careers in one of our two or three food shops;
That student government is virtually impossi-
ble in a University the size of Michigan;
That Uncle Joe has one fault-he's a bad psy-
chologist-and if it weren't for that he'd have a
great deal less trouble in the dean's office, because
he's really a pretty nice guy;
That the department of journalism is useless
and should be discarded along with the statistics
office and some of the education school banter ;
That it shouldn't take three executives to run
the University;
That Shirley Smith probably knows more about
Michigan than anyone here except, perhaps, Dr.
Robbins: and knowing what he does is worth
much more to the University than a great many
of his colleagues;
That the Student Council is more or less a
farce and can never be anything else so long as its
personnel consists of the "disappointed candidates"
from other campus activities;
That The )aily has a perfect right to express
what it thinks about the University, if it does it
rationally and honestly; and, in doing this, the
necessity for "The Diagonal" and other forms of
so-called "free expression" diminishes;
That Professor Reeves, even if he is in the

extra-curricular and little or no academic work
until they get into the professional schools;
That those professional schools are just about
the finest collection any University can boast;
That William W. Cook's donation to the Law
School has few parallels in educational history-
except, perhaps, the late Mr. Eastman's gift of
millios to M.I.T. under the name of "Mr. Smith";
That Ethel McCormick handles her job with.
more expertness than most of the academic depart-
That Play Production invariably does better
than any of the other dramatic organizations on,
the campus;
That Alan Handley is the most natural actor3
Michigan has turned out since Johnson and Kurv-.
ink ;
That the curriculum should be revised to?
eliminate about fifty per cent of the present "prac-
tical" courses, and a recourse to basic languages,
history, economics, science and the sociologies
occur immediately;
That campus politics and politicians are un-
doubtedly our funniest fellows:
That the average student should find, by his
senior year, that talking shop after class won't get
him a higher mark with a professor unless that
professor is a pretty useless sort;
That Michigan has a great many of the pretty
useless sort, who try to be "good fellows" with
the students as a sham to hide their own indol-
That the handling of the rooming situation falls
abysmally short of taking the student's view point ;
That the National League is every bit as good
as the American and that we're pretty sick of
hearing about the Detroit Tigers and they alone;.
That the auto ban is a swell thing in principle
but that it needs certain immediate modifications-
such as allowing Ann Arbor student-residents a
much greater liberty, upperclassmen or seniors in
good standing the privilege of week-end use
and a decided change in the ruling to allow the
professional schools and married students a defi-
nitely more liberal privilege;a
That Professor Sunderland is the one man re-
sponsible for the new Press Building and, for thatf
matter, a great deal of the success of Michigan'sc
publications for the past twenty odd years;
That Dean Humphreys is the truest gentlemanc
on the campus;,
That the Intramural building couldn't possiblyv
have been purchased without the huge footballc
receipts, and the end justifies the means;f
That a pipe is a better smoke than a cigarette;.
That Michigan's athletic record is really aston-'
ishing, Yostianisms not withstanding;
That our boy will probably be sent to Michi-f
gan, and not Harvard, and that Michigan will stillk
have these same faults when he comes here somev
twenty-five years hence;
That the best lecturer in the University isv
Preston Slosson;I
That the spoon-fed courses in the literary col-
lege, invariably the most popular because they re-
quire the least intellect, should be cut into quiz
sections or eliminated altogether;
That beer is the worlds' best drink;
That the valuations placed by the student body
upon honesty, hard work, indifference to superfi:
ciality, and intellect are far too light;
That Ann Arbor is a beautiful town, and Ann
Arbor people are worth making friends with and
That someday we'll come back here to live,
because there isn't any locality in the country we
will like as well.
At the Majestic
Once, two years ago, this town talked about noth-
ing but the movies for one week, because it happened
that "Holiday" was a current attraction. Not since
"Holiday" has a show come along which so delights
just about everyone who sees it; and the reason is
that it concerns the one thing in the world that
everyone recognizes-character, honesty in work,
principle-whatever you choose to call it. Not since
"Holiday," I say, has such a thing hit Ann Arbor, but
it's here at the Maj and you've got to see it, that is
if you can get in.
"Arrowsmith" was a swell book, and it was writ-
ten by the man who can do the best characters in
American literature-Mr. Lewis. Usually Mr. Lewis's
stories are muddled up, subordinated to characters,

but not "Arrowsmith." It's got everything, and it'
doesn't lose one iota in its translation to the screen.I
In fact, it's probably better on the screen becauset
Ronald Coleman and Helen Hayes and Richard Ben-1
nett are all, in it, not to mention-the general cast. Of
interest, too, is the fact that Michigan's own medicaly
faculty has supplied one character-which you must
try to guess when you see it. He's an admirable per-
son, and Ann Arborites won't have much trouble.
But back to the picture itself-the photography
gets first place among so many excellent things. Such
shots as the death of Arrowsmith's wife, taken from
the floor and looking at an angle toward the open
lattice through the rungs of a chair; or the sudden
changes from town to city suggested only by the
changing of a Dakota roof to a Gotham tower; or
the laboratory that really looks like one, and not like
the oddities of "Frankenstein" and the like.
Photography isn't the only thing. The direction is
brilliant. For instance-a little boy wants his tooth
pulled by Arrowsmith, the small town doctor. His
young friends come in to watch the process and when
Arrowsmith tells him to open his mouth, they all
open their mouths and make the contortions of
suspense just as he does. Again, the rapidity of
movement in the whole show it primarily thrbugh
direction. One scene ends and another begins im-
mediately and without filler. There isn't a wasted
shot, just as in Chaplin's "City Lights" there was no
lost motion. It all goes somewhere. And that some-
where is the telling of a thrilling story about charac-
ters as real as anyone you ever met.
The players? Richard Bennett never did a better
job, even in the stage show of "The Barker." His is
the heroic, blustering adventurer-doctor whose death
scene is just about as well done as death scenes can
be. Helen Hayes? 0, well, what more need one say

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In theevntthata ofyAll Crew Members, Supervisors,
e even any o you are Team Captains and Student sub-
rejoicing in the beautiful sunshiny scription salespeople who wish to
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the present, we wish to remind you through the courtesy of the National
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joying the warm spring rains that organizer M. Anthony Steele, Jr.,
t Box 244, San Juan, Porto Rica, stat-
have been watering t h e crops. ing qualifications fully.
Think how disappointed they must
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out since that time that the MARCELINE OL WAVE-a recondi-
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Students in Economics are well
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fessors, but we think that we have q
discovered an error in their dogma.
One of the most important features RIDES -
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one man loses another man gains; $2 *
when one man spends a nickel, an- LESSONS
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not be a curve at all but a circle.
The rolls draughting committee has 'URANSPORTAT1ON
prepared a sample graph for the PURNISHE) FREE
fiscal year as of 1931-33. We don't JUST CALL THE 3 -
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whether business will sag or raise m * * -
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Our mailman has a poetic soul. WITHIN CITY LIMITS.
We live on Oakland Avenue, but if 516F
the weather is very nice and spring- RAILWAY EXPRESS
like we get letters addressed to AGENCY, INC.
Greenwood Avenue or Maple street.
This is really inspiring and in keep- -__._ -.
ing with the true Christmas spirit.
We like it.
The Daily has a new horse
cut. The sports staff has been
using a picture of a race horse
for over ten years, which pic-
ture has been called everything _____________________
from Man-O-War to Gallant
Fox, but this year, just because
the Daily is running behind its NEW YORK
budget and can't afford it, they
got a new picture made of Bur-
goo King, the recent Derby Charles A. Sink, Esq.,
Winner. P r e p a r e yourselves, University School of Music,
readers, to see this very same Ann Arbor, Mich.
picture of Burgoo King for the
next decade. My Dear Mr. Sink:
* * *
OYSTER STEW AS A SOCIAL The music chosen for perfo
CRITERION Arbor, so far as the information
There are restaurants in this particularly attractive and wortl
great nation of ours, though to b kind of thing usually projected
sure none in Ann Arbor, where one, Inclusion in your programs
may get any of three kinds of oys- and Rimsky-Korsakoff's "Leger
ter stew; the cheapest kind, (plain venture and should hold peculia
oyster stew, 1Oc), the middle priced May I also say that I am
kind (creamed Oyster stew, 15c), despised language in Michigan
and the very best kind (extra traditional snobbery has creates
creamed oyster stew, 25c). If you ences have a fluent knowledge c
ever have an urge to discover your -which, of course, is merely




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