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ublished every Monin g exept Monday during the University
y the Boa rdin Control of Student Publications.
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d in this paper and-.the :local -news published herein.
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i's.............................. Margaret Y. Thompson
at News Editor . . ......... .Robert L. ierce
B. Gilbreth J. Cullen :Kennedy James Inglis
Roland A. Goodman Jerry E. Rosenthal
Karl Seiffert George A. Stauter.

Sports Assistants
ir J. ;yers John W. Thomas
Brian Jones Charles
igh W. Arnheim Fred A. Huber
>n E. Becker Norman Krft
d C. Campbell Roland Martin
illiams CarpenteraenryMeyer
as Connellan Albert H. Newman
ce Hayden E. Jerome lkttit
by Brckman Georgia Geivlnasi
)i Catver Alir~e Qilc-t
ce CoIlins ;Martha I ttkto
Crandall :liabeth 3,oug
Feldmni FrancesN aneiester
nce foter Jliiabeth Manni

John S. Townsend
A. Sanford
John W. Prichard
Josgh Rer'ihan
C. Hart cLaaf
]iracilcy Sliaw
Parker SnyThr
G. R. Winters
Margaret O'rkn
Iiillary Varden
lhoroth~y "Run'lcl)
Elra hWadswortlh
Josephine Woodhas

of having to take action on the basis of what the
present members wish to do.
It is expected, that the smaller countries, espe-(;f
cially, will want to declare such a boycott. If they 'f IUO _ WS
cannot bring about such an action, they may be
able to resolve that a state of war exists between By TO IoovEII
Japan and China. In such a case, according to the
Covenant of the League, the boycott would auto- Special Daily Correspondent I
matically apply. What will the powers then do?
It does not appear at the present moment as
though any such movement would be successful. Phil, the elevator boy, remarked
Following the circulation of boycott petitions in that, "believe it or not, the man
the United tSates, tfie department of state de- that does the most talking on the
clined to comment on the possibility of such an senate floor is not a senator, bt
action. Officials of the French and British gov- e reading clerk-John C. Crock-
.ernments, however, indicated quite clearly that ett.
they would sanction no such move. Without the
support of these two governments, the League The customary procedure is to
cannot very well inaugurate a boycott. charge the Presidefft with all of
Apart from the League, it is highly improbable the miscarriages of democracy and
that the United States will take such a step either. business. We wonder if some of the
Should the government do this, unsupported by people, who are at present ridicul-
other nations, it could certainly not be regarded ing Hoover, realize what would
by Japan other than as an act of war. Nor would have happened if our economic de-
it avail this country much. While the more ideal- pression had occured under any
istically minded people in all three nations are . other administration. Hoover would
asking for a boycott, the more practically-nindedV have been the first individual call-
governments will not have anything to do with ed upon for-help and advice!
the movement.,k
The smaller countries, which are indicated as It has been announced by the
possible supporters of such a movement in the Treasury that a $21,550,000 contract
League, have nothing to lose and eyerything to is soon to be let in conjunction with
gain. Their trade with Japan amounts to almost he proposed building plan. The
nothing; they would like to place the greater buildings to be governed by this
powers in this embarrassing situation. The artifi- contract are the Government Audi-
cial :si1k manufacturers in the United States and torium, Labor Department Post
France will probably prove ardent lobbyists in Office Department, 'and the Inter-
such a cause. But few others. Furthermore, much state Commerce Commission.
of the comnerce that in statistical records is
shown as being sent to Japan actually is trans-
shipped and sent to China and other parts of the In celebrating during the Wash-
Far East, so that besides cutting off the Japanese ington Bicentennial some people
market, the boycotting nations would be losing might be interested in George
other fields of trade. Washington's recipe for making
This next session of the League may turn out beer. It has been printed ''in the
to be the most eventful in its history. While the Congressional Record for January
organization has repeatedly "requested" Japan to 116, 1932, and has been taken from
withdraw its troops and :cease fighting, the conflict a copy written in Washington's own
still continues. Treaty violations have been alleged handwriting. Senator Harry B.
on both ,sides, and Secretary Stimson has pointed Howes, of Missouri, remarks, "that
out4 that if the Japanese violate the nine-power it might improve the quality of
pact of 1922, the United States would be free to home-made beer now being manu-
build up her fortifications in the Pacific, an event factured in the homes of some 10,-
the Japanese guarded against in this same treaty. 000,0 0 of our' citizens."
War between Japan and other powers seems fat If the Senator from Missouri is
off. , boycott under League provisions will not of the "show me" type then you can
be sanctioned by the powers. Will this year bank *on the recipe.
"break" the League?

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changes in the 9onstitution of the Student
uncil providing for perpetuation of mem-
while on the surface seemingly limiting
tocracy of this body, in reality sould make
uncil a more representative group of the
and should cause it to function more
placing students in office during their.
,ore year and having them hold this office
ley graduate, mniership' is neessarily
to a greater extent than ever before, but
s deemed practical sine it was desired that
members have a working knowledge of
tpus at large and the problems of student
believed that politics will be kept out of
ncil by having the term d 1office two and
ears. This is probably true. Although it
t seem feasable that politics will or ever
kept out of the actual elections, it is the
rule that once a party member has a posi-
Lt hei is sure to keep for the rest of his
career, his interest in politics steadily
he present time Council members have not
how the president f their boly will be-
Sentiment seems to favor having the
tt elected by the Council itself, requiring
iirds majority before the decision is valid.
uld mean that in ninety-nine cases out of
red the president would come from the
itself. This is desirable since the body
inction better with a leader who knew jus
p procedure was.
ever, the Council can -go too far in sacri-
lemocracy to obtain efficiency. If they
ves choose their president they are taking
h power in their hands, are in fact setting
-tual political oligarchy.
oubtedly, the president of the body should
:n from the Council itself. But the campus
o have something ;tos ay about the way
a, Therefore, why not' allow the student
elect one of the four senior members to

An advertising magazine brings to our attention
the fact that a certain company advertises its prod-
uct as doing away with bad bweath, caused by eating
eggs, while in another magazine it also advertises
that, by buying another of its products, enpugh
money can be saved each year to buy six dozen eggs.
To make the company really prosperous, we suggest
it go into the egg business.
MPumX and IRA5AI

A Review

By Richard L. Tobin

Despite Mr. Alan Handley's expert setting, FrancesI
Johnson's sweeping conquest of every scene she's in,
the black-haired butler's red side-burns, and two orI
three pretty funny lines, I'm afraid "Anthony and'
Anna" will have to struggle along somehow without
my commendation. Maybe it was because we sat in
row three and not fifth row, aisle, and, as a result,
heard the not infrequent promptings and miscues
which utterly spoil any normally good show. And
maybe it was just the fact that Act One dragged so
terribly that two and three had too .much to over-
but the net result of last night's entertainment
was, as far as I'm concerned, George's (the servait's)
curtain line in Act One, to wit: "You know how I'd'
handle my women? I'd do like the French say,
'Laudaci, laudaci, toujours laudaci'." And we can't
forget Miss Johnson. Just about when we had given
up hope that life would ever come into the Inn of
St. Peter's Finger, in pops Lady Cynthia Speedwell.
and the tempo rises thirty beats.
The story, reputedj.y not St. John Ervine's best-
God knows I hope it's not-concerns that forward
female, to quote the hero, the American Miss Anna
Penn, who is out after her man and, its being leap
year and all's well, gets him. But it doesn't all
happen just like that. It takes Sir Ervine nigh unto
three acts to get things fixed so that the audience.
is well aware that Anthony Fair is an adventurer
and he simply can't marry Anna because he hasn't
any money and won't accept a job from Jacob Penn.
Mr. Playwright's idea of a middle western newspapei
magnate. Mr. Penn, incidentally, should remove
huge portions of red and blue grease paint 'which
definitely prove him to be a Creek Indian in a white
There's no use in being nasty about a play just
for the sake of being nasty; and believe me I'd rather
be struck dumb than be accused of writing satirically
and acidly -about a Comedy Club production just
because it's one student trying to be high-hattedly
critical of others.' But the fact remains that "An-
thony and Anna" hasn't enough physical activity to
becomt a hit without real punch in the dialogue, an c
last night it hadn't that. When actors speak hesi-
tantly, insecurely, it's frightfully hard to keep one's
interest at top speed. And when a super-sophistica-
tion becomes a blanket from under which one is
glad to emerge between acts, then I'm afraid the
new comedy by St. John Ervine isn't up to "Rebound"
(which had, above all, Eugenie Chapel's joie de vivre)
nor even to "Streets of New York."
I overheard someone say, when the show was
over, they thought it was too hard for Comedy Club,
was over their heads. "Rebound" was infinitely

While the United States protests
to Japan in regard to her belliger-
ent attitude the fracas continues,
partly financed by over $400,000,-
000 of American capital invested in
Japanese government bonds. Could
it be that certain capitalists figure
that business would be increased if
the U. S. entered the conflict? The
World War should impress us with
tlhe tra'ic results of trying to in-
crease business with the sacrifice of
human life,
The humorist Will Rogers is back
from his tour and has been spend-
ing a few days at the Nation's Cap-
itol. Mr. Rogers remarked that,
"the best thing the United States
could do would be to refrain from
4meddling in the China-Japan ruc-
I tion and stop sending our soldiers
to the scene of the conflict-be-
cause the more soldiers we have
there the more likely they are to
be hit."
Japan could WNell remind Uncle
Sam that she didn't take part in
the World War or protest when we
annexed Hawaii, Haiti and Nicara-
ga, or took Panama from Columbia.
/ * *
There is over a score of green
cuspidors still to be found under
desks in the Senate Chamber. This
fact should certainly stir to action
certain crusaders against the "vile
weed." Yes, and there is still one
member that uses snuff. SNUFF-
* * ':
The transfer of Secretary Mel-
lon to the Court of St. James proves
a very dramatic move. Mellon was
the last of the Harding-Coolidge
cabinet and his removal from that
body and his duties has been ac-
cepted without an outcry. Such a
move eliminates the impending im-
peachment possibility and rounds
out to the satisfaction of all s-v-
eral difficult situations. Mellon
leaves the Treasui'y with its figures
of red ink to wear the knee, breech-
es in the Court of St. James.
Could we be right in concluding
that Mellon was transfered because
of views entertained in regard to
Mr. Hoover's financial policies? At
least, with Mellon's removal, comes
the report that a bill is to be rushed
through the House and Senate per-
mitting currency inflation. The
current belief is that Mr. Mellon
would have openly opposed any
such move.
S* * *
"The House of Misrepresenta-
tives" failed to pass the wheat bill
sanctioned by the Senate. In so
many votes they refused to make
available, to the vast army of the
nation's hungry, a small portion of


,RAL economy has been the keynote of
tgress thus far. President Hoover's break
eaker Garner was marked by a bill creat-
:ngressional economy zonmiittee with the
of paring down federal expenses inppo-
> the President's :desire to do so 14iself,
nate bureaus, cut staffs, combine divisions,
to Congress' veto. his committee hppes
e a saving of over $100 000,000 in Feera4
g costs.
the same morning we nogtice. that the Hale
ding for an expenditre on the navy 6ft
WOO aver a period of ten years, receives
isia stic-approval of both Democrats and
.ansj . be Senate Committee on Naval
io .,,NA ~inone branch it is hoped to cur-
endit;es J y0 gp ghly 1 Qb .mllion dlars,
:49pgd.ir _ler ranch 'fo add 100 mnil-

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