THE MICHIGAN DAILY
first time since the good old Union Opera days,
Laboratory Theatre is housing a three-ring cir-
cus. Not thai everything is not as it should be
--on the contrary. But don't go to see the famous
old Goldsmith riot hoping for anything subtle, for
if it's that you want, you've got the wrong play.
You see Goldsmith wrote everything into this
show that ever was used centuries later in things
like "Charlie's Aunt," "The NIt Farm," "Meet
the Wife," et cetera. et cetera. So we have cver'-
body mistaking everybody else for another fellow,
and whee, boys, do we have fun.
This is the type of show where good acting is
at no particular primeium, yet we must remark
that Mary Pray and Sam Maddin did outstanding
work, the former going just a trifle sour on her
solliloquies and exits laughing, however. In gen-
eral, the entire cast did more than adequate
work, especially where the action required quick
and somewhat accurately timed movement about
And in that respect, you will recognize Mr.
Nestle by the fact that he is that fellow who
makes his first entrance with a ten-foot slide
and a half turn in best Avenue Theatre (Detroit)
style. There is no denying that Mr. Nestle is
funny. He is extremely funny. But he certainly
wields the slapstick with no mean abandon in this
Sarah Pierce, as Mrs. Hardcastle, the lady of the
manor, does some of the best female bellowing
we've witnessed since way back. The scenes be-
tween her and Mr. Nestle provide some of the
liveliest moments of the show, and be blowed to
the neighbors who will complain of the racket this
morning, or have already.
In spots Donald Brackett, as Mr. Hardeastle,
was better than he was in other spots, though
generally he roared, stomped, and menaced very
effectively. All in all, everything is very nice over
at the Laborawry-that is if you don't mind hav-
ing your farce fed you all mixed up with a lot of
wordy rhetoric. But then that's Goldsmith's fault.
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"WE DO NOT NEED
A NEW SYSTEM"
"In the economic field . . . we do not need a
new system . . . There is nothing intrinsically
wrong with our system. The lack is in training
In these words which were written in a mag-
azine article not long ago by a college under-
graduate, is contained the germ of one of the
most dangerous diseases that can attack the col-
lege man today: a mere belief that all that is
wrong with the modern world is its distorted phil-
osophy, its cynicism, its disillusionment. It is un-
fortunate that the very men who will be leaders
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spirit, are the sole necessities to make Pippa sing
once again, "All's right with the world."
The complacent satisfaction apparent in this
standpoint is rendered strangely incongruous on a
moment's consideration of the irresistible march
of the machine. It is not a revival of dropping
war-worn spirits that alone is needed, but some-
thing entirely new, a new grasp of new conditions,
a new realization that a new economic system
must be found to meet new contingencies in'a new
world. A revamping of the old is pathetically in-
sufficient for civilization traveling onward at
breakneck speed-traveling where?
What form this new system should take, we
cannot say. For present purposes, that is not the
essential point. But the principle that college men
and women must face is that a change in eco-
nomic organization is imperative, and it is their
duty to discover what it shall be; but it is a
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honor system in that college.
Following complaints by the faculty and honor
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representing practically every department of the
college. The committee reported that the system
as it now operates is being abused and they have
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key to the whole system. It is certainly realized
that is is hard, very hard, for a student to report a
friend and fellow worker, but this reluctance on
the part of the students has always been the
cause of the system's deficiencies. If a student, al-
though willingly keeping his personal honor un-
tarnished, will not report violations the system
can never be effective and can work under no
The honor system is recognized in the many
colleges and universities in which it is in effect as
a praiseworthy part of the higher educational sys-
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