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childishly simple that it is almost an insult to
anyone's intelligence to ask him to listen to an
explanation: if Mr. Jones works more efficiently at
making shoes than Mr. Smith, who in turn works
more happily and efficiently than Mr. Jones at
baking bread, then obviously it is in the best in-
terests of both that each work at the occupation
for which he is best adapted. And the same situa-
tion exists between countries.

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Mr. Hearst may know more about the matter
than economists-who dedicate their lives to in-
tense and non-partisan study of such questions as
whether or not it is wise for us to "Buy Ameri-
can." They tell us that it is definitely to our best
interest not to restrict our buying to one market.
They tell us that if Mr. Jones inakes shoes best
and quickest it is foolish to order them from
some one else, who may do a worse job, take
longer to do it, and enjoy himself less during the
process.
But Mr. Hearst tells us the economists are all
wrong.
It is too bad for Mr. Hearst that the news has
leaked out that he himself fails-and on a large
scale-to practice what he preaches, since he him-
self buys his paper in Montreal. (A fact which he
has attempted to conceal.) Otherwise some of us
might have thought he was at least sincere.
Screen Reflctions
Four stars means extraordinary; three stars very
good; two stars good; one star just another picture;
no stars keep away from it.
AT THE MICHIGAN
"AMERICAN MADNESS"
* *VERY APPROPRIATE
STORY OF A BANK RUN
Dixon .................Walter Huston
Mac............... . ......Pat O'Brien
Helen ...........Constance Cummings
Mrs. Dixon....... .. .Kay Johnson
"American Madness" has a theme which, it
seems to us, is somewhat new in pictures, namely
that of banking and the appearance of the film
could not have come at any more appropriate
time.
For the thrill-seeking movie goers, the picture
furnishes two hours of continuous wallops, in-
cluding among other things a bank robbery, a
bank run, and an illicit love affair between the
bank president's wife and the cashier of the insti-
tution. The picture is, to a considerable degree,
moralistis. The two moral precepts it preaches
are: (1) That banking (and business in general)
should be conducted from a human point of view
rather than from one of cold hard cash. (2) That
bank runs are futile at best and disastrous at1
Worst. The moral aspect of the film does not,
however, detract from its audience interest, in
view of the reels of swift action.
lThe bank run scene is admirably executed, the
desperate feelings of the mob being carried over
very effectively.. Walter Huston, who has come
to be the great portrayer of what men in public
life should or should not be, lends the same power
to the role of Dixon which he gives to all the
parts he plays. Pat O'Brien doesn't do much but
does that well and Constance Cummings continues
to be aconstantly more attractive as a leading
lady. Kay Johnson, as Dixon's wife, seems to be
the weak link in the cast. Her appearance comes
as dull thuds in the midst of otherwise bright
moments.
Added attractions: particularly poor comedy;
fairly interesting news reel; furniture shop ads;
and another one of those Burns and Allen things.
-N. F K.

Editonal Comment
THE NEW RULING
The success of the 1932 code of football regula-
tions left the Intercollegiate Rules Committee
with little cause to make any further sweeping
changes in the aspect of the game. Last year's
rather drastic renovations, although meeting with
considerable adverse pre-season comment, accom-
plished their end of increasing safety without rob-
bing the game of its spectacular appeal.
The latest experiment of the football legislators,
the establishing of ten yard zones on either side1
of the field, arouses considerable controversy. It
is argued by some that the ruling will diminish
the value of the skilled punter, and will increase
the tendency to resort to wide sideline sweeps
rather than concentrate on the forward drive.
However, these flaws seem to be more than out-
wieghed by the benefits to be derived from the in-
novation. In football, sidelines are a necessary
evil, intended to keep the contest within bounds
but not to handicap the play. Side zones will sat-
isfy the need for limitation of the playing area,
and will make it unnecessary for the offensive
team to waste a down when cramped against the
edge of the field. Thus the power of the offense,
will be measurably increased with a correspond-
ing gain in popularity and reduction in scoreless
encounters so prevalent this past season.
-Cornell Daily Sun.
THE PROFITS OF DEATH
Once, long ago, U. S. frontiersmen found on the
bodies of slain savages scalping knives stamped
with a British trademark. Enraged they began a
protest that found its day to Washington. Thus,
out of the Tecumseh uprising of 1811, emerged
one of the factors producing the war of 1812.
. Last Saturday before a local audience, a young
man whose earnest face rose above an informal,
open sports collar, told of similar situations today
where the just rage would be directed not at a
foreign nation but at industries within the nation
which profits from munitions sales abroad-even
to enemies in wartime.
Some epigrams from Wilhelm Solzbacher:
"National defense is only another name for war.
"Every nation is willing to disarm-other na-
tions.
"Munitions making is the only business where
the more the other fellow sells the more you do.
"Military experts are running our disarmament
conferences-that is like calling in the butchers
for a conference on vetetarianism."
Baying that he came from "a country faced
with civil war and a continent confronted with
international war," the German youth leader
wondered why a ton of steel should be worth twice
as much made into machine guns as if it were
made into sewing machines, typewriters, or optical
instruments. Why?
To aid and abet existing small wars and the
forces making toward large wars should be, in a
world agonized from the tax bills of its last war,
contrary to policies for general welfare.
-Daily Iowan.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1933
The Bank Holiday
Of Gov. Comstock .. .
T HE JUSTIFICATION of Governor
Comstock's bank holiday action
daily becomes more obvious. Inside information
on the measure leaks out slowly, but the' weight
of the evidence is piling up until the governor's
stand (so far as the advisability of the holiday is
concerned) appears impregnable.
Public confidence, supported to a great extent
by ignorance of facts, is easily, shaken. And had
the Guardian Union Trust Company closed its!
doors, banks throughout the state which are also
subsidiaries of the Guardian Detroit Union Group
would have been imperiled by huge withdrawals,
made by depositors who were not cognizant that!
the closing of a single branch of the group in no
way affects the other branches. .
Suppose, however, that the governor had--con-
fined his proclamation to those banks connected
directly with the mother group. Would -such' an
action have been advisable? Probably not. Sin-
gling out a group in that manner would obviously
have weakened confidence in members of the
group, which would have subsequently been in
danger of runs following the holiday.
.If, the Guardian Union Trust Company had
been allowed to fail, its direct effect upon .busi-
ess .in Detroit and, Michigan probably would have
been small. Its assets, as often have been pointed
out, are tied up almost completely in real estate.
Individuals would have been affected, but not
business as a whole. The element of confidence,
however, is all-important; and for this reason
it was imperative that the company not be al-
lowed to fail.
The holiday in Michigan has precedents, even
in the current fiscal year. During the fall of 1932
there were similar occurrences in Nevada, Colo-
rado, and Louisiana. None of these moratoria,
however, bore the import of the present one in
Michigan, because of the vast amount of busi-
ness enterprise invovlved in the Detroit area. The
Louisiana moratorium lasted but one day, while
that in Nevada was confined to a single chain
of banks.
The question eventually boils down to doubt as
to the ultimate effect of the holiday. Will it re-
sult in lack of confidence on the part of the pub-
lic regarding banks in general; To a certain ex-
tentit may have this repercussion, but the effect
probably will not be marked. The action of most
state banks in gradually loosening up the tension
by allowing limited withdrawals tends to alleviate
the situation. Actually, as pointed out by Prof. R.
G. Rodkey, banking authority of the administra-
tion school, the results are not predictable. How-
ever there. can be no doubt that confidence, if-
maintained by the public, will prevent any dan-
gerous backwash from the Michigan moratorium.
W. Randolph Hearst
Vs. The Economists. . .
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AT THE LYDIA MENDELSSOHN
"CZAR IVAN THE TERRIBLE"
BEST PICTURE ART CINEMA
LEAGUE HAS IMPORTED YET
Undoubtedly "Czar Ivan the Terrible" is the
best motion picture offered to date by the Art
Cinema League, both from point of view of the
spectator- and artistic effort. It reveals none of the
hasty transitions and confused photography which
characterized "Ten Days That Shook The World,"
and the tendency to dreaminess that could be
detected in "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" is not
at hand.
Czar Ivan is depicted as a barbarous, drooling
despot, addicted to torture chambers, beheadings,
and other repressive measures which were all too
common for the good of the sheep of 1568. The-
matically the Bojars, or military princes, are of
first ,importance, for the impaling of Nikita and
the strangling of the Czarina are outgrowths of
the Bojar-serf conflict which in turn is based on
Nikita's mechanical genius, termed "angodly" and
"Satanic" by Ivan.
"Czar Ivan the Terrible" is a Sovkino silent,
but in direction, action, and photography it bears
a remarkable likeness to a more modern Holly-
wood picture in that from first to last it is crys-
tal-clear to follow, has comic elements, and a
stagey likeness of the Czar which is far removed
from the remoteness of "Ten Days That Shook
the World." The astonished gasp or disappointed
sigh which greets the somewhat precipitate fade-
outs of other Russian films was also markedly
absent. Czar Ivan was approved by last night's
premiere crowd.
The Udes, an Eskimo-like tribe of forest dwell-
ers, are photographed at work in native habitat as
an "educational" two-reeler to precede the fea-
ture. From after-theatre gossip it appears that
the Art Cinema League slipped up again when
they picked another short wrapped up in naivete
and rustic simplicity. "Forest Dwellers" was slow
and uninspiring.
To return once again to the subject of Amer-
ican. moviegoers acceptance of foreign filmology
-the Art Cinema League has, from one point of
view, done a bold thing in bringing to Ann Arbor
movies that probably wouldn't stand on their own
feet at an ordinary movie house. But cloak the
foreign presentation in the Lydia Mendelssohn
theatre, with' lights, expensive surroundings, eve-
ning or. semi-evening dress, the. aura of a real
premiere, and you have -a background that lends
an educate-me atmosphere that is undeniable.
What if a few do laugh at a dahlia short that

WOMAN, LOVELY WOMAN
The fair sex has started
To wear its skirts parted-
Is transforming them into pants.
In female -tuxedoes
They're braving the vetoes
Of boy friends who eye them askance.
A few of the boldest
As well as the oldest
Have even begun smoking pipes.
Their aim, I might mention,
Is public attention;
They'd like to be masculine types.
But woman will never,
Although she is clever,
Be able to equal the man
Until she can tackle
His chewing tobacco
And hit the spittoon as he can.

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"Hitler Appeals to Germany," according to a
headline. Well, we must say he never appealed to
us much.
We haven't asked the Chamber of Commerce
about it yet, but it seems logical that for the
past couple of years they've been speaking of De-
troit as the Motorless City.
Dear Editor: I have been reading about the
Dutch cruiser that was run away with by its
crew and it has set me to musing on the com-
parative lack of imagination on the part of
American bandits.
Our holdup men are satisfied to make away
with a little cash and a car or so, or at most
a 'beer business. But a cruiser! It's tremen-
dous. Nothing short of a Grade A, first-
class genius could have conceived it.
-B. P. L.
Well, just off-hand we'd say that the dif-
ference is that American crooks are in-
fluenced too much by petty mercenary mo-
tives and hardly ever pull a job just for the
love of it.
. Look at these boys in the Dutch Navy, now.
Did they care anything about what they were
going to do with the cruiser after they stole
it? Did they worry about where to go with it,
or how they were going to fight off the other
ships and planes they must have known
would find them sooner or later?
* *' *
No, they did not. And that's where they
were like Congress. Do you think Congress is

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