TURhDAY, JUN~E 4, 1932 ~THE MICHICAN DAILY -
t Mr. Compton,
)nce in the Army, II
Now on the Stage T
CUNCANNON SAYS WOMEN WILL PLAY
MAJOR ROLE IN POLITICS OF FUTUREI U IVIVLDkII
By Frances Manchester
Mr. Francis Compton who is play-
ing with the Henderson company
this year is a sporting fellow. AI
sporting fellow whose span of ex-
perience takes in most of the color-
Jul occupations a man can really
When he was eighteen he joined
a company of his father, Edward
Compton, which was decidedly pop-
ular in the English provinces. Six.
months later he decided to try the
army. After that there was fruit
farming in Canada, the stage again,
and then the war.
When England entered the war
he returned there from New York
where he was playing with Grace
George and enlisted. He spent four
years with the army and two and
a half of them in France. After the
armistice was signed he returned to
Martha Graham States America
Must Create National
"Women are to play a great part
in the politics of the future," ac-
cording to Prof. Paul Cuncannon of
the Political Science. In an inter-
hostess at the series of Wednesday boucles are especially popular, for
afternoon tea dances which are to no matter how hard it may rain on
be open to both men and women. the golf course one may be sure
At these the dancing will be held in of returning with at least the same
the Grand Rapids room of the size dress that one began in. The
League and tea will be served in the one pictured has a bright-dark-
concorse. blue skirt, and a lacy-knit white
To Dance Friday. blouse with red and blue stripes.
On Friday night dances will be This is the time of the season
given to which both men and wo- that suggests sloppy p a j a m a s,
men will be invited. To help defray bright bandannas and gay one-
the expenses of the event an ad- piece swimming suits. Bathing suits
mission fee of twenty five cents a this year are so tricky and so dif-
person will be charged. The social ferent from what they have ever
committee will again act as host- been before that it is amusing just
esses and will introduce the guests to look at them. There are some
to one another in order to give the that look like a narrow bit of deep-
parties a more personal atmos- ly ribbed knit in the hand, but
phere. when it is on and pulled out the
In conjunction with the mixer bright color of the submerged parts
parties being sponsored by the become apparent.
League Mosher-Jordan and Betsy Most of the "suits" have no back
-arbour will give exchanges teas on at all just shoulder straps that do
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. all sorts of unheard of things. In
As in past years a series of les- one suit the shoulder-straps rise
sons in ballroom dancing will be from a cut-across front, come down
given on Thursday and Friday over the back and finish uparound
nights at the League. the waist to fasten securely.
HOP WOOD JUDGES ARE PROMINENT
IN THE FIELD OF LITERATURE TODAYI
the stage for good.
Mr. Compton tells all this with an
eaay going nonchalance that is
very very English. And he passes
it off with a shrug of the shoulders
that is also very very English and
you decide you like the English.
And then he says, "But let me
tell you of my family. They are
much more interesting than I," and
he tells you of his author brother,
Compton McKenzie who has re-
cently been made a low director of
Glasgow University, and of his sis-
ter Faye Compton. He says she is
an actress in a noncomittal sort of
way and you remember having
heard someplace that she is to Eng-
land and what Lynn Fontanne is
He tells you of his mother's fam-
ily because she was an American.
Colonel Bateman, his grandfather,
directed the Lacium theatre in
London., and it was with him that
Sir Henry Irving began.
It is his easy conversation that
makes you think that you have
known him always. He makes you
feel that everything has always
been pleasant for him because he
tells it all so pleasantly. You have
heard lots of people tell about the
war, of its horror, of its gruesome-
ness. You have heard many people
tell of the stage, its hardship and
its heartbreak. But here you find
someone who knows them both and
can tell of them without becoming
bitter. It is evident that he has
lived richly and when he tells you
of it he brings the richness to you.
If you haven't already met him
and you really want to know an
Englishman who is very very Eng-
lish drop around to the Lydia Men-
delssohn some afternoon soon and
you will find him there-Mr. Fran-
IWANT ADS PAY !
"The principle of dancing is the view he said, "Politics has been a
same the world over; it is governed perogative of the leisure class from
by the body, freed and limited by the time of the ancient Greeks. To-
the laws of co-ordination. It is the day men are very much engrossed
manner of dancing that is different in their rofessions and in the bus-
in every country," acording to Mar- inessofein andiing.
tha Graham in a lecture given at mess of making a living.
Barbour Gym yesterday afternoon. "The opposite is true of women
Miss Graham went on to say that who are now breaking away from
dancing is definitely influenced by" the drudgery of housekeeping be-
the social conditions, religion, and cause of modern labor-saving de-
climate of a place. vices. Especially in the better class-
Amercans are handicapped in es they are free from the routine
that there is too great a racial mix- of the pas,. 8is only logical, there-
ture. It remains for them to cre- fore, that some of them should turn
ate a dance that will be the com- to politics. This point is stressed
poite expression of all these dif- by, Gertrude Atherton in her novel,
ferent elements. We have now only 'Sister in Law.'
two definite movements; the Indian Women Specially Qualified.
and the Negro. "Women show a marked ten-
Technique Not All.-I dency toward thoroughness in poli-
Out of the cross-currents exist- tics often lacking in men. Since
ent in America ought to come a rich women won the right to vote they
rhythm, but it will not come until have become eager to learn politics
the people cease to think of the from the very foundation. The
dance as an entertainment. Self- League of Women Voters is an ex-
expression and emotionalism have ample of this new interest.
no place on the stage, Miss Graham "Women have also been respon-
maintains. ICsible for raising the tone of poli-
It is Miss Graham's belief that tics. Electioneering is no longer
out of the tremendous interest that conducted in a fashion to appeal to
is being displayed in dancing to- men alone.
day there will come an improve- "The capability of women in poli-
ment in the theatre, since there has ties is remarkably illustrated in two
never been a great period in the women of two of America's very
theatre that has not been preceded prominent families. Mrs. A 1 i c e
by a new era in dancing. Roosevelt Longworth has attended
To Go to Mexico. all the sessions of the United States
When asked why she had chosen Senate for many years and has an
to go to Mexico with the money re- amazing grasp on politics. Mrs
ceived from the Guggenheim schol- Woodrow Wilson during her hus-
arship, she said that there were band's illness was, to all practical
only two countries which she want- purposes, President. Thus it is
ed to see; they are Mexico and Rus- proved that women of high breed-
sia, because both countries were ing are exceptionally capable in the
making experiments. Mexico at administration of government and
present is building a new race, and the comprehension of p o li t i c a]l
Russia is building a new type of matters.
culture. "Women have tended to give a
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