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__ "THE CMICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, MAY 22, 193.

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Published every morning except Monday during the University
year by the Board in Control of Student Publications.
)Member of the Western Conference Editorial Association.
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for re-
publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
credited in this paper and the local news published hehein.
Entered at the Post Office at Ann Arbor, Michigan, as second
class 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; Business, 21214.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone 4925
MANAGING EDITOR
FRANK B. GILBRETH
C ITY SUITOR .............................KAI2l. SP-1FFE'r
Sports Editor.......................... ...... John WV. Thomas
Women's Editor.......... ....Margaret O'Brien
Assistant Women's Editor... . Elsie Feldman
Telegraph Editor...............George A. Stauter

for subject matter and sought refuge in self. What
he did was to reform, the outside world into romantic
configurations which made it acceptable to his own L.IIA
mind. Hence his music is indefinite and unbalanced.
Such music requires a special type of playing; one Mamie, the Beta.
must not give the appearance of giving predominant S Dat
attention to phrasing and to the articulation ofStarDatig.
melodic line and climax. Mr. Stock, who, besides Radio Mistakes.
being a thoroughly intelligent conductor of classical P
music, can feel himself into music like d'Indy's, gave By B arton Kane_
the score an excellent reading. Prominent groups of
instruments were played to their full power, and
falling back, became lost. In the Dohnanyi, the The Betas have seven so-called
deceivingly pastoral melodies of the Romanza from'polce puppies that they don't know
Opus 19, were played with effective bitterness. One what to do with. About a month Ta
could not have wished for more; except, perhaps, for ago, the Betas adopted Mamie, a our
a different program. female who is part German police
Mr. John Charles Thomas, sang very pleasingly. and allegedly part rat, just before "*
she had eightpp.Oeo h n sa
He was greeted with the customary Ann Arbor viva- himalsd waht pups. One of the an-
city, which may create for Ann Arbor a name inm was a male and the others s
operatic circles (where the members of the clacque were females, and strangely enough
are payed fifty cents a night). Mr. Thomas's phras- they were fairly good police dogs. a p
ing and articulation were less accurate than might One of the females died but at the pric
have been desired; the upper and lower extremes of present time the rest of them are M
his range lacked perfect control and polish. living in the cellar of the palatial cyst
.ee pillared hotel. Cu
S. Friedberg. Thursday, Mamie was turned bes
wav
over to the Ann Arbor pound. The Sha
SIXTH FESTIVAL CONCERT reason was that she had to be li. Ma
A Revicw censed and the Betas couldn't af- any
ford to pay the necessary fee. All
With an excellent group of soloists, his chorus seven of the pups have been bid for
clearly at its best, his own mastery of the situation at $25 apiee. The license w u1el

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John W. Pritchard
Brackley Shaw
Fred A. Huber

Stanley W. Arnhciin
Edward Andrews
jlymnan J. °Aronxstami
A. Ellis Ball
Charles G. Barndt
N mes Bauchat
Donald R. -Bird
Doald1 . lankertz
Willard E. Blaser
Charles I. Brownson
C. Garritt B~unting
Arthur W. Carstens
Jessie L. Barton
EleanorB. 1am
Jane 1. Brueker
M iriam Carver
Beatrice Collins
IIary J. Copeman
Louise Crandall
:Vary M. Duggan

NIGHT EDITORS
Glein R. Winters
Thomas Connellan
C. Hart Schaaf
Sports Assistants
Roland Al artin
REPORTERS
Theodore K. Cohen
Robert S. De)utsch
D onald Elder
Robert ingel
Albert Friedman
Edward A. enz
Htarold Cross
Ev~ic Hall
3,11C. IHealey
RoI)ert B.iewett
DI. B. Hliggins
Prude;nce ]roster
Alice Gilbert
C:arol J. Il411lnan
TIhercse R. IBe rman
Frances Manchester
Elizabeth -Mann
Edith]s,. Maples
larie Metzger
BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 21214

Joseph W. Renial
E. Jerome Pettit
Albert Newmia
Alexander Iirscelifeld
Walter E. Morrison
Ward D.: Morton
Robert Ruwitch
Alvin Schleifer
C. Edwin Sheidrick
Robert W. Thorne
George Van Vleck
C(amerou Walker
Robert S. Ward
Guiy M. Whipple, Jr
W. Stoddard White
AMarie J. Murphy
,argaret C. Phalan
Sarah K. Rucker
M\arion Shepard
Beverly Stark
Almia Wadsworth
Marjorie Western
Josephine Woodhan*

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CHARLES T. KLINE ....................... Business Manage
NORRIS P. JOHNSON.................... Assistant Manage
Department Managers
Advertising ............................. Vernon Bishoj
Advertising Contracts ............................Harry R. Begley
Advertising Service ........................... Byron C. Vedde
Publications ................................ William T. Brown
Accounts...... ...........................Richard Stratemei
Women's Business Manager ...................... Ann W. Vernor

Irvil Aronson
Gilbert E. Bursley
Allen Clark
Robert Finn
Arthur E. Kohn
Bernard Schnacke
Grafton W. Sharp
Donald A. Johnson,
Dean Turner

Assistants
Doll Lyon
Bernard H. Good
IDonna Becker
Alaxine Fisehgrund
/mnn Galhmeyer
Katherine Jackson
Doroth y Laylin
I iirginia Mc~romb

Caroline Mosher
Helen Olson
Iyelen Selmude
May Seefried
Helen Spencer
Kathryn Spencer
Kathryn Stork
Clare Unger
Mlary Elizabeth

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SUNDAY, MAY 22, 1932
Night Editor-GLENN R. WINTERS

quite thorough, Dr. Earl V. Moore brought the May cost about $5. Seven times 25 iu
Festival to a close last evening with an excellent $175. $175 minus $5 is $170.
r, reading of Rimsky-Korsakoff's opera "The Legend of All of which is just another ar-
The Invisible City of Kitesh and The Maiden Fev- gument against deferred rushing.
ronia" which was being given its American premiere. m *
The Festival as a whole contained many first per- Students walking over the diag-
formances and whatever discomfort one ordinarily onal at 1 o'clock yesterday after-
feels with the idea of giving opera in oratorio style noon were surprised to see a blue
was minimized by the realization that this was the racer snake, very much alive and
only way one could hear this late example of Rimsky- three feet long, coiled up in the
Korsakoff's operatic style. grass near the Natural Science
" It is hard to make an estimate of opera as thus building. A crowd of frightened
s heard since stage presentation is integral to its students collected. Calmly, an in-
expression. Rimsky-Korsakoff's libretto indicates structor from the Natural Science
that on the stage it would be especially rich in its building broke up the mob; said the
r glamor and pageantry and a good part of Rimsky- snake was harmless; explained that
n Korsakoff's considerable descriptice talent is devoted it had
,. t a probably escaped from the
to intensifying these dramatic virtues. In this respect, museum; took the reptile into his
this music is as effective and enjoyable as in the office; said he would notify Alex-
others of his well known scores. One expected the ander G. Ruthven, herpetologist.
score to be quite felicitous in this kind of expression. > :
What surprised one not too well familiar with his Some engineering students in the
operas was the excellence and compactness of his Theta Chi house obtained a short
melodic lines which occasionally approximated the wave radio set to get police reports
forthrightness and immediacy of Moussorgsky's, and and to amuse their brothers. Then,
were at all times interesting. There is a real variety as occasionally is the case with en-
of subject matter in the score, excellently differen- gineering students, they had an
tiated in the score. idea; they would play a little trick.
Dr. Moore directed with conviction and compre- They placed a microphone in a
hension. The chorus' responses to his direction were closet and hooked it up with the
far more animated than at any other time in the set and began broadcasting fake
Festival. Chase Baromeo and Frederick Jagel took police scout car warnings. When
the honors among the soloists. Their musicianship they reached the descriptions of
and the power of their voices have been proved on missing persons, the announcer
previous occasions.; their comprehension of last gave a vivid description of one
night's score seemed at all moments rich. Miss Lippe youn
and issHagr wilenots~emin toequl teylvel g .lady who had "disappeared
and Miss Hager while not seeming to equal the level or was kidnapped." One of the
of the men sang with adequate feeling and intelli- brothers suddenly turned pale,
gence. Nelson Eddy handled a minor part quite grabbed his hat, and ran out of the
competently. Miss Marjorie McClung, a student, sang shouse.
another minor part very well indeed, displaying a: a
very promising talent.
veypoiigtln.j Emmett Leib, who played the
This opera and "Boris Godunoff" certainly made sheriff of Nottingham in Robin-
more interesting Sixth concerts than one expects and hood, has gone in for bigger things.
brought an interesting Festival to a fitting con-I Thursday night, after Goeta Liung-
elusion. M"G" berg had sung for the May Festival
audience, he went back-stage and
made a date with her. Leib is about
E IT(IRRAL C MMENT five feet six tall; Miss Ljungberg is
Jn ti v at least six feet. They went down
to State Street; entered the Hut;
STEREOTYPES? people leaned out of their booths
(From the Pennsylvanian) and stared.
The sensational opera singer or-
The criticism has often been made of the college dered a cocoa cola.
student . thatl he is a stereotved product, with a * a a

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Charity Begins
at Home
E VERY spring brings an increasing number of
crusaders to the campus seeking charity for
various worthy purposes. The causes which these
organizations are working for are no doubt of the
most charitable natures. Nevertheless, the respon-
sibility of keeping them up financially should not
rest upon the students of the Michigan campus.
Our own University camp is a fine example of
the charity work being done by the students. It is
truly a product of the campus and receives support
from the students. Other organizations are also
maintained by the generosity of the students.
There is a limit, however, to the extent that
the ,students will give. Each year brings new
organizations to the canpus in search of help for
their particular work. As a result, the students
are beginning to lose faith in these organizations.
The burden of giving to all is too great.
A campus charity fund would, to a great de-
gree, eliminate the trouble now existing. Students
could give as much as they saw fit to the one cen-
tral fund, and the various organizations could
petition the trustees of this fund for aid. This
would insure a distribution of the fund according
to the merits of the groups petitioning.
Such a plan would not only be greatly advan-
tageous to the students, but would also discourage
organizations which are in no way connected with
the campus from soliciting aid.

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materialistic conception of life, and cynical disbeliefs.
It cannot be denied that there is a sameness about
many college men today-a sameness resulting from
the process of going through the educational mill
and receiving the same mass of ideas and theories as

You have probably noticed the
rug that stretches across the side-
walk in front of the Quarry drug
store. However, you probably did-
n't notice that fellow wearing a

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A Review
Romanticism, in seeking what Richards calls the
organization of attitudes, pursues either a search of
the self, or an excursion after the unreal moral
values of a disordered class of fairies. The liberation 1
of the bourgeois, which culminated in the French
Revolution, left the bourgeois artist with a set of
impulses and desires which reason could not satisfy.1
Reason had to do with the external world and wast
not very satisfying to one who thought of values in
terms of emotions and ecstasies. So through the1
"tang of life" and a reconstructed world he escaped
from realities which were neither satisfying nor
solvable.
There is at.present no question about the failure
of bourgeois art to affirm any order. That art admits
of nervous experience which must be repudiated as1
soon as we become dissatisfied with the transitional
period from the "age of miracles." We have nowl
other work to do, and a melancholy lingering with
the passionate spirits of the 19th century is an -ad-1
mission of defeat. There are two courses open; one,1
the course pursued by certain modern poets and such
composers as Stravinsky. The other lies ahead. It
is clearly indicated by the right conception of modernI
historical and philosophic problems. Either path
is more acceptable for decent living than the roman-
ticism which we love to revel in at present.

those who have gone before. suede jacket that stands just inside
The majority of men come to college to learn; the door with a counting machine
they have ambitions; they have preconceived ideals in his hand. He says that on nor-
about what they expect of college and what college mal days, about 6,000 people walk
expects of them. After a few months on the campus 'over the rug but on days when the
their attitude generally begins to change; their old May Festival is going, the figure is
ideas about morals, studies, and religion begin to 'closer to 10,000.
change; ideals become slightly dimmed, and stand- > a a
ards frequently fall completely. Harry Benjamin is the activity
It is because of this strong pull of conformity that man from the Alpha Sigma Phi
the college man's individuality is discouraged, his! field house. It seems that Harry
personality is not strengthened, and his ingenuity is wants to go to Japan with the base-
shouted down. However, when the social setting to ball team this summer. Being the E
which one is conforming permanently effects one's manager of the team, he feels that
mental and moral attitudes and molds them into l he has a pretty good chance of go-
one pattern which is obviously tainted, the evils of ing, except that the last time the
blind conformity are apparent. team made the trip Coach Ray
The main basis for the truth of the charge of Fisher took his wife along instead
sameness as applied to college men rests with the of a manager. Harry stays awake
present undergraduates themselves. It is difficult to nights and wonders ..,.
resist the scorn and criticism which is sure to follow ...
any attempt to maintain individualistic ideals. Ap- Henry Sibley Sedgwick, one of
parently those at whom the brand of "stereotype" Waldo Abbott's student announcers,
has been directed have lacked the moral fibre neces- ; worries about people breaking into
sary to overcome this social pressure. the studio and interrupting pro-
In a large cosmopolitan university it is extremely grams. When Percy Grainger was
difficult to remain an individualist with the courage in town, Waldo invited him to come
of one's convictions, while it is easy and natural to i over and visit the broadcasting
be a stereotyped conformst, able and ready to lean studio, as he terms it.
upon the contemporary group for suport. Neverthe- Henry Sibley saw a small gentle-
less, those who have the power and courage to banish man wandering around the studio
conformity to those things which are repellant to for no good reason at all, a program
their former finer ideals are the men who will hold was due to go on the air shortly, so
the lasting respect and admiration of their associates. he threw Mr. Grainger out.
Now you can wander through
Another thing the Country needs: A baseball Morris Hall at will. For all he
game that doesn't have to be postponed on account knows, you might be President
of rain. Hoover.

Senator Borah knows how to tell people what1

Gilbert Everett "Peeko" Bursley,

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