_LY1 some pains not to read-of such gentlemen as
George Jean Nathan. Mortified readers of the
published version, together with certain publicists,
have sent the warning word along that the con-
duct of its heroes was effeminate, and that the
heroine was cursed with irregular ideas about
the love life.
All one can say in refutation is that, in actual
performance, there is none of this. Patrons who
attend Mr. Coward's latest success will most cer-
tainly be disappointed if they .expect to be
shocked. "Design for Living" has been accused of
being bright but unwholesome, like a gilded halo
hovering around decay, and not a suitable diver-
sion ~for -n'4""lL .j" " ,-i.A"
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TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1933
The Skarda Method
Of Tax Collection .. .
ITIS SUGGESTED that State offi-
cials take particular notice of the!
latest in tax-collection weapons, recently passedI
and put into operation in Cook County, Illinois.
Collection of delinquent taxes in Michigan is of
immediate interest to the University; but of no'
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State itself. The Chicago Tribune remarks as fol-
lows on the new Chicago plan:
"The bill empowers County Treasurer McDon-I
ough to step in as receiver of income bearing
properties, on which taxes are delinquent, and
apply rents and other income on back tax bills.
His staff was busy yesterday getting up a list of
such properties. The first applications for re-
ceiverships are scheduled to be made Monday by
Thomas D. Nash, attorney for the treasurer.
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who sponsored this measure, and other officials
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'I don't believe any hardship will be worked on
anybody, because that is not the intent of the
With the beer question finally taken care of,
there is little reason why the Michigan Legisla-
ture should not turn its attention to the col-
lection of delinquent taxes, whose extent is ap-
There is no important reason why the plan
placed in effect in Cook County could not be
equally well operated in this State, with certain
revisions resultant from difference in govern-
mental machinery. An expression of opinion on
this part from a government official would be
gratefully received by Michigan citizens. The im-
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adopt a similar plan to the one in use in Chi-
cago, but that it follow Chicago's example in im-
mediately taking vigorous steps to collect taxes
from people able to pay, and by so doing, to cut
down tax delinquency.
The success or failure of the Skarda Act (and
its success seems assured) will be of particular
.value to other governments in the solution of this
all-important tax problem.
1 I ; I1.Ci 1 1V1 G11C i.:ltal1 ullu .Iluru r.
It certainly is a bright and gay play, but it
also is an extraordinarily serious and important
play beneath its badinage. And most certainly
its misdoings are not of an abnormal type ,but
merely those of two mad-cap men and a mad-cap
woman, leading lives-admittedly-as one of them
says that would be abhorrent, perhaps, to "the
Methodists, the Catholics, the Episcopalians, the
Evangelists, the Anglicans, the Christian Scient-
ists and the Polynesian Islanders."
At the risk of being considered an ingenue, I
confess that there is nothing, as far as I can
discover, either in script or performance that
suggests more than a fervent friendship, hinged
a little on the bizarre- and exotic if you wish.
Nor does Mr. Coward, with whom I had a long
talk about the play, and who is more than a little
bewildered and hurt at the manner in which cer-
tain book-reviewers have decoded his manuscript,
(which he considers his finest), and deciphered
from its most innocent phrases hints of degen-
In the word of Otto-the artist of the play-
thir lives are "diametrically opposed to ordinary
social conventions; loose, irreligious and unmoral."
Otto, it is true, has a fine regard for Leo, a drama-
tist, who is reciprocal. They both love Gilda, an
interior decorator, and she loves both of them.
So, in a moment of confusion, she marries
Ernest, a middle-aged picture-dealer, and retires
to respectability and a penthouse in New York.
There she remains for two sane, still years, try-
ing to forget and almost forgetting. But one
night Otto and Leo show up, "looking very sleek
and sly" in their faultless evening dress, and they
proceed to fascinate her anew with their giddy
Otto describes her apartment as "artistically too
careful, but professionally superb," and Leo apolo-
gizes for his white tie, high hat and swallow tails,
saying, "You must forgive our clothes; we've only
just come off a freight boat."
Leo, speaking of earthquakes, says that he
has never been able to understand why the Jap-
anese are such a cheerful race. "All that hissing
and grinning on the brink of destruction" is baf-
fling to him. Otto informs him that the Japanese
are delighted with Death and kill themselves on
the most whimsical of pretexts. Whereupon Leo
admits that he always thought that Madame
Butterly was overhasty.
Gilda herself sheds the shroud of her Park Ave-
nue decency, and joins the magic of their twit-
tering, as the play centers into the climax of its
final act. "People," says she, "are not right when
they say that the Opera isn't what it used to be.
It is what it used to be - and that's what is
wrong with it."
Such is the substance of "Desing for Living." It
is, indeed, Mr. Coward's sincere and serious com-
ment on the whole new standard of morality the
world finds itself confronted with. It does not
contain the burlesque or slapstick of some of
the scenes in "Private Lives;" but it contains,
for good measure, a parade of wit such as Mr.
Coward has never before mustered .Its inner core
is covered with a gaiety, should you be reconciled
to certain madnesses, such as the theatre has not
known in recent seasons.
In New York the mandarin drama-speculators
paid ransom prices to attend the premiere of
"Design for Living," and excited populi gathered
in such throngs about the Ethel Barrymore thea-
tre that mounted policemen were forced to ride
upon the sidewalks to chase them away. Inside
the playhouse, the audience discovered a sincere
and sparkling and virile post-graduate entertain-
Emil Steva, pianist, will present the following
graduation recital at 8:15 p. m. today in the au-
ditorium of the School of Music.
Prelude and Fugue in C major .............Bach
Sonata Op. 28 (Pastoral)............Beethoven
Prelude Op. 28, No. 16 .................. Chopin
Etude Op. 25, No. 8 .................... Chopin
Scherzo Op 16, No. 2 .............. Mendelssohn
Two Tales of a Grandmother ........Prokofieff
Marche from Petite Suite .......... Tcherepnine
Polonaise No. 2 in E major...............Liszt
STUDENT ORGAN RECITAL
Thane McDonald and Everett J. Hitly, pupils of
Palmer Christian, will present an organ recital as
part of the regular student series at 4:15 p. m.
today in Hill Auditorium.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor ............ Bach
Scherzo (Symphony 11) .................Vierne
Hymn to The Stars (Seven Pastels) . .Karg-Elert
Choral Improvisation on
"In dulci jubilo" ................Karg-Elert
Romance (Symphony 111)..............Vierne
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
"RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS"
**** TENSE PICTURE OF
THE MAD MONK OF RUSSIA
Lionel Barrymore's interpretation of the part of
Rasputin, the mad monk who got all the power
in Russia in his wily grasp, is alone worth the
price of admission to this picture. His character-
ization, with its combination of extreme crafi
and peasant greed and brutality, is a masterpiece.
Lionel Barrymore does not have to carry this
picture by himself, however, for Ethel Barrymore
as the Empress, John Barrymore as Paul, a frienc
of the imperial family and commander of the
Chevalier guards, and Diana Wynyard as Natasha
the Empress' lady in waiting, also gave fine per-
The story tells of the introduction of Rasputin
to the Romanoffs. Of how he cures the Tsare-
vitch, a victim of haemophilia, of a cut on his leg
by hypnotic means thereby gaining the confi-
dence of the imperial family. Of how he finally
obtains complete control of the Russian kingdom,
of his assassination by Paul for the good of the
country, and of the fall of the Romanoff dynasty.
The scene in which the monk is murdered by
Paul is horrible; the man refusing to die. But
historically Rasputin was tenacious of life. The
monk is portrayed as an utterly treacherous, cun-
ning and lecherous devil who at one time had
the whole of Russia in his grasp.
Credit also must be given to Tad Alexander for
his acting in the part of the Tsar's son.
The picture is intense, dramatic throughout
and keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat.
If you merely want to be amused keep away from
it, but if you appreciate a dramatic work of art,
by all means see it, -B. S.
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GRADE GRABBERS AND
"I know Phi Beta Kappas upon whom I would
place no dependence, and then there are others
with average intelligence upon whom I would
place all confidence. Some of those in Phi Beta
Kappa have good grades and can probably recite
formulas by the mile and write Spanish and
French vocabularies because they memorized
them, but they're still dumb."
Thus does R. H. Wheeler, professor of psycho-
logy at the University of Kansas, pay his respect
to honor students. The professor compares such
students to circus animals learning tricks. Giving
good grades "is like dangling a piece of meat be-
fore a lion to get him to climb upon a pedestal;
a student sees those grades always before him
and works to get good grades. The best grade-
getters are those who know the professors pet hob-
bies and throw them back at him. They all get
excellent grades-but they're dumb."
The statements made by the Kansas professor
are in line with the argument against grades as
set forth in a letter to the Creightonian this
week. A trifle more forceful perhaps are given to
the use of the vernacular, but the Kansas pro-
fessor has much the same idea as the head of
the Progressive Education association: "Grad-
getters are apt to be dumb."
-The Creightonian (Omaha, Neb.)
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I. Wednesday Evening, 8:15-May 17
Nina Koshetz.. .. ... .Soprano
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Frederick Stock . . . Conductor
Overture to "Russian and
Aria from "Russian and
Tone Poem, Thus Spake Zara-
thustra," Op. 30...........Strauss
Aria. "Letter Scene" from
Symphony No. 12, G minor,
Op. 35.................. Maskovsky
Songs and Dances of Death,
Polka and Fugue, from "Schwanda,
the Bagpipe-Player" ,.... Weinberger
11. Thursday Evening, 8:15-May 18
Chase Baromeo .......Bass
Joscha Heifetz .,, ..Violinist
Palmer Christian . . . Organist
University Choral Union
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Earl V. Moore and
Frederick Stock. . Conductors
In the Faery H11,". ....Ba
Aria. "Confutatls Maledictis" from
'The Manzoni Requiem".......Verdi
Mr. aroeo, Chorusrcestra, Organ
Conerto for Violin, D major,
111. Friday Afternoon, 230-May 19
Rose Bampton ... , Contralto
Young People's Festival
Juva Higbee and
Eric Delamarter . . Conductors
Overture, "The Marriage of
Aria, "Chic faro senza Euridice"
from "Orfeo ed Euridice"......Gluck
Symphony "Oxford" in 0
Groups of Songs:
Country Gardens ......... ..Grainger
"The Little Dust Man........Brahms
Young People'.s Festival Chorus
Aria. "Ii est Doux, 11 est Bon"
"Elegy and Waltz" from Seren-
ade for Strings.........Tchaiovsky
Cantata: "Spring Rapture........Gaul
TV. . Friday Evening, 8:15-May 19
Grete Stueckgold . . . . Soprano
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Frederick Stock . . . Conductor
Richard Wagner 1813-1883
"The Flying Dutchman"
Bacchanale (Paris Version) and Finale
from the Overture
"Tristan and Isolde"
Selections from Act III
(Arranged for concert performance by
Finale-Entrance of the Gods
Siegfried in the Forest
Song of the Rhine Maidens
Siegfried's Death and Funeral March
V. Saturday Afternoon, 2:30-May 20
Guy Maier and
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Freedrick Stock ... Conductor
Overture to "The Improvis-
Symphony No. 1, F minor, Op.
.. . . . .."Sibelius
Concerto in C minor. No. 1, for
Two Piano; and Strings.......Bach
Guy Ma adlhee Pattison
"Natchez-on-the--iill" (Three Virginian
Dances), Op. 30...... ..........Powell
T~al. "King" Estwecre," for
two pianos and orchetra... .Sowerby
Mr. Maier and Mr. Pattison
VI. Saturday Evening, 8:15--May 20
Leonora Corona .....Soprano
Pose Bampton .....Contralto
Frederick Jagel .......Tenor
John Charles Thomas.Baritone
Chase Baromeo . ......Bass
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
University Choral Union
v.3 KBy Karl Seiffer-
MORE FROM THAT JWOOP PERSON
Your beauty has no parallel,
You're lithesome as a young gazelle,
And, ah, exotic damosel-
But, though constructed flawlessly,
You've just one quirk that bothers me:
When I kiss you in ecstasy-
Our teeth click.
A Memphis fireman has had a bad attack of
hiccoughs annually for the past six years, which
is the first time we ever heard of paying city
employees by the year.
BURGLAR WORKS JIGSAW
BEFORE LOOTING H'OME
Just a blessing in disguise.
SLY WINK DEPT.
"Alan Dinehart, making a screen test in a
bathing suit, pinned inside the suit a little silk
handkerchief given him by his grandmother
and which he always carried for good luck."
-Movie Page Note
* * *
"There is propably some art in it, but I
don't know it," he said. "In fancy glassware
you can use your own imagination, but here,
if you put an extra hair on, pouf! it is wrong,
it is a new species. If you are glowing a fancy
table glass it's all right if you put an extra
bunch of grapes on. When you stop it is a
finished product.-News Item.
Sure-what's an extra bunch of grapes
more or less?
* * *
Little Miss Griffey made a charming picture
last night in her ruffled white net gown framed
against a background of red and white carnations
in a huge wicker basket nearly as tall as herself.
She seemed very sweet and cool in contrast to a
sticky night that made a listener feel like a
samuashed tube of mucilage. Tt mmt heextremelry
What's the use; what other kind is there?"