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Published every morning except Monday during the University
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.
lication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
ited in this paper and the local news published herein.

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Offices: Ann Arbor Press Building, Maynard Street, Ann Arbor,
Michigan. Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 21214.
Telephone 4925
City Editor......... ''..'.....................Carl Forsythe
Editorial Director ........... ....Beach Conger, Jr.
News Editor ...................................David M. Nichol
Sport Editor............................Sheldon C. Fullerton
Women's Editor.......... .............Margaret M. Thompson
Assistant News Editor .......................Robert L. Pierce
Frank B. Gilbreth J. Cullen Kennedy James Inglis
Roland A. Goodman Jerry E. Rosenthal
Karl Seiffert George A. Stauter.

Wilbur J. Myers
Brian Jones

Sports Assistants
John W. Thomas

:tanleigh W. Arnheim Fred A. Huber
Lawson E. Becker Norman Kraft
Edward C. Campbell Roland Martin
C. Williams Carpenterllenry Meyer
Thomas Coantellane Albert y. Newman
Clarence Hayden E. Terome Pettit
Dorothy Brockman Georgia Geisman
Miriam Carver' Alice Gilbert
Beatrice Collins Martha Litteton
Louise Crandall Elizabeth Tong
Elise Feldman Frances Manphestefi
Prudence Foster Elizabeth Mann

John S. Townsend
es A. Sanford
John WV. Prichard
Joseph Reihan
C. Hart Schaaf
]srackk.y Shaw
Parker Sny4er
G. R. Winters
Margaret O'Brien
Hillary Rarden
Dorothyd undell
eIma Wadsworth
Josephine Woodhams

Telephone 2124


CHARLES T. KLINE... ..............Business Managei
NORRIS P. JOHNSON......................Assistant Manager
* Department Managers
Advertising......................................Vernon Bishop
Advertising Contracts#..........................IHarry R. iegley
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Robert Finn
Donna Becker
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Genevieve Field
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Katherine Jackson
Dorothy Layin
Virginia McComb
Carolin Mosher-
Helen Olsen

'Grafton W. Sharp
Donald A. Johnson,
Don Lyon
Bernard H. Good


the form of compromise measures which defeat
the ends for which the fraternities had hoped to
see set up. Should the Senate Committee con-
sider the petition of the Interfraternity Council,
which is representative of fraternities, it will reveal
an attitude that tends toward cooperation that
ought to exist in a time of experiment and finan-
cial distress.
TALL STORIES, by Lowell Thomas (Funk and
Wagnalls, 1931). $1.50.
Lowell Thomas, cosmopolite, explorer and spinner
of yarns ultra-extraordinaire, suddenly turns pa-
triotic and soars to heights hitherto undreamed of
in this exhaustive encyclopedia of the Great Amer-
ican Whopper. From the four corners of the con-
tinent (and if you read the book yosu can believe
anything, even that the continent has four corners)
he has collected all the tallest conceptions of the
American mind. The book is, in fact, one solid chunk
of gosh-darned lies. And the riotous illustrations of
Herb Roth go far toward making the volume live
up to its title.
It seems that the tide of tall stories that rolled
into Thomas' ken was started by a true radio yarn
about mosquitoes on the Arctic tundras. Frm that
time his daily mail has been flooded with yarns
culled from various sources; some of them are ob-
viously stolen from Munchausen and other author-
ities on things incredible; others have been handed
down from generation to generation, from campfire
' to cracker-box; and still others seem to be recent
and hitherto unkown fabrications. But all are good.
Thus was the Tall Story Club formed, and thus did
Thomas set himself up as its scribe.
"The tall-story tellers," says the compiler, "cus-
tomarily embellish their narrations with a wealth
of grave circumstance. An incident may be related
as a personal experience, in which case the narrator
is precise in specifying time and place. Or the nar-
rator may have been told the tale by some interesting
character orrother, whose veracity is fervently guar-
Anteed. The prevailing tone of the correspondence
is one of solemn factuality. The tall-story teller is
at great pains to assert the ,scrupulous truth of his
tall one. A grand air of sober veracity pervades the
Tall Story Club, as it might a pious brotherhood
devoted to the eternal verities."
The chapter headings tell the story: "The Great
American Whopper"; "A Fisherman Went Fishing";
"Mighty Hunters Before the Lord"; "A Wonderful
Bird is the Mosquito"; "Great Snakes!";- "Speaking
of the Weather";. "The Home of the Brave." But
of all the big ones in the book nope could be more
ludicrous than the saga of faithful Fido. One day
the house of Fdo's master burned down. "To escape
the flames, he dashed out into the front yard. Others
of the family dashed out too. The family dog dashed
out also. Then they saw the old dog'dash back into
the blazing house. In a minute he dashed out again,
pulling a child out of the flames-one of the children
that they had forgotten. The faithful canine dashed
into the burning house once more and dashed out
with another child. It was a dashing affair.
"The whole family was about to congratulate the
loyal Fido and give him a bone, but he tore himself
from their grasp and dashed once more into the
house, which was now one mass of flames ... then
the dog dashed out of the blaze and smoke. Every
hair was burned from his body, and he staggered to
his master. In his mouth he had the fire' insurance
policy wrapped in a wet towel."
It seems a shame to make any unfavorable criti-
cism of a book which has in it so much genuine fun.
But the high comedy atmosphere is decidedly slowed
up and rendered a bit dull by two constantly re-
appearing factors. One is the presentation of several?
versions of every story, none of which is much differ-
ent from the first. The other is the author's un-
fortunate but ever-present tendency to top off a!
really good ball one with some anticlimactical andr
generally insipid yarn of his own'. These faults, how-j
ever, are overcome by two favorable elements. One,
mentioned before, is the clever chapter grouping.
The other is the fact that Thomas carefully carries
out the prescribed atmosphere of the tall story:
sober veracity.
And there are so many names in the book that
it looks like a quarter-section of the 1930 census.
Buy t; you may be in it.

May Seefried
Minnie Seng
Helen Spencer
Kathryn Stork
Clare Unger
Mary Elizgbeth Watts

Events the past few days have
been such that we have become
soured on the world, and especially
on women. We suspect that we
have been given a raw deal (not
what you think) and- we resent it
in a way any other decent man
would. We Wish herein to draw four
conclusions:Here are a few of the Sizzlng Bargas that
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Of a quite different nature
are the complaints issuing from
the Economics department. It Delivery Service
seems that one of the instruc- 9:30 a. i.
tors in Accounting was absent 12:30 p. i- 4161
one day, but instead of declar- 3:30 p. m. From Ypsi
ing a legal holiday like in the Delivery Service
Fine Arts Department, the en- to YpsiPhone 200
tire class was shunted into an-
other Accounting section. (Con-
ducted by Mr. Briggs, if you are
interested). That wouldn't have
been so bad in itself if Mr.
Briggs had not begun the quizz-
ing in such a nasty way, by S E N I RSUR
asking questions exclusively of JUIO4'JN ORS
the visitors. He had to call the
roll all the way down to "H"
though, before he could find
anyone thick enough to answer
when his name was called.
All this talk of the major league
teams heading South has put new
baseball fire into our bloods We F RE E --
even got so elated today at the ap-
proaching spring season that we
went out and limbered up our arm
for a while. Result: We are type- Er.A
writing this entire column with our y IURSELFFROM THE L ATER
left hand. LY1 1'AF WI 1flj
We forgot to mention yester- RUSH FOR A
day that his excellency, the
Governor of Maryland, wears
high-topped shoes, probably \
with little loops at the back to

pull them on with.. That ought
to be sufficient indication to
ths whowant a conervaytive
mvan in the presidency that 1 9 2M C IAF~A
they need look no further than
Governor Ritchie.

and a onemnation
The Senate .Committee on Stadent Affairs is
to be commended for the steps it took yesterday
to alleviate the financial burden imposed on fra-
ternities under the deferred rushing rule. Passage
of two resolutions by that body: one to the effect'
that freshmen, having eleven hours and eleven
honor points, will be eligible to be pledged; and
the other, approval of a motion of the judiciary
committee of the Interfraternity Cou cil to permit
the initiation, .after May 1, of freshmen having
an average of 1.5, reveals the willingness of the
Senate Committee to cooperate with representa-
tives of fraternities in a period of distress.
The passage of . these two resolutions, par-
ticularly the first cited, is a judicious and liberal
step. The 1 solution permitting the rushing of
freshmen having a minimum of eleven hours and
eleven'honor points supersedes'the former ruling
of eleven hours and fourteen honor points, and
educes to a considerable degree the number of
ineligibles, since pledging -is permitted even
though a freshman is credited with as low as three
C's and a D..

But a comparison of the above ruling and the
change originally proposed by the judiciary com.
mittee reveals the attempts made by that body to
keep the controlling power in its own hands. Its
proposal represented a diminution of the require-
ments of the old ruling, in that it aimed to have
as fixed as the new requirement an average of C;
but here again the results which would have been
obtained under this provision would be small,
since it would, in some cases, prevent g freshman
from being rushed or initiated who had but one
D grade.
At the same time, the judiciary committee
prposed to the Senate Committee that, in view
of the circumstances and as a temporary measure,
it permit the initiation, after May 1, of freshmen
having an average of 1.5-fifteen hours, and
.twentytwo and a half honor points. The Senate
Committee complied with this request, an action
aimed at alleviating the present economic situa-
tion; but the proposal of the judiciary committee,
although made in good faith, is an obvious and
unnecessary comprpmise at 1.5 rather than a C
average, which should have been the important
item to be considered. The proposal was not the
proposal of the Interfraternity Council as a group,
as it was led to believe, and as the Senate com-
mittee believed-by granting the request. This
was apparent in a petition drawn up last night by
the Interfraternity Council, asking the Senate
Committee to reconsider and reduce the 1.5 aver-
age to an averag6 of C.

Direct and intact from its triumphant Chicago
engagement where it was acclaimed the greatest
i colored show ever brought to the "Windy City", Lew
Leslie will bring Ethel Waters and his original Broad-
way cast in "Rhapsody in Black" to the Cass Theatre,
Detroit, for an engagement of one week, beginning
Sunday night, Feb. 28. The attraction enjoyed great
popularity in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Pitts-
burgh and Cleveland prior to the Chicago run, and
it is now on its way East to play a number of return
"Rhapsody in Black" is more than just merely a
revue. It not only boasts of the finest cast of colored
entertainers yet gathered for a show of this type,
but for the first time in the history of the colored
artist it has lifted him to a new high artistic plane'
comparable with the best afforded in the Caucasian
theatre. "Rhapsody in Black" is a credit to Lew
Leslie's genius and a credit to the large cast of per-
formers who bring to life a production of this
unique and original type.
A new Ethel Waters emerges in "Rhapsody in
Black", an Ethel Waters who has been compared to
Ruth Draper, one of the finest actresses in the mod-,
ern theatre. She characterizes her songs, displaying
with it a latent ability as an actress that is remark-
The cast in "Rhapsody in Black" is a large one
and members among its stellar luminaries, in addi-
tion to Ethel Waters. Valaida. the Berry Brothers and=

Everyone seems to be pretty
much excited about the' Gridiron
Dance that will open up the new
S t u d e n t Publications building
sometime this spring, we seem to
have forgotten the date. We got all
excited, too; in fact so excited we
couldn't wait till sometime this
spring, so we went over to look the
new, building over. An adequate
preliminary survey in this column
is out of the question, inasmuch as
we are here concerned with truth,
not beauty. In case anyone is in-,
terested in student publications, or
new buildings, he might saunter
over to Maynard Street and peek in
the windows. If you don't know
where the building is, here is how
to find it:
Method One: (a) Draw a line be-
tween The Michigan Union and the
Majestic Theatre. (b) Draw a line
between Angell hall and Lake
Michigan. (c) Somewhere alng
the intersection of those two lfnes
you will find te Press Building.
Method Two: Start from the
front steps of Angell hall and cut
a'cross State Street in a northerly
direction until you see- two big

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